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ESTABLISHED 1S40. MEMPHIS, TENIST.- TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 187$, VOL XXXYII -NUMBER 82 MEMDP AJPFEA nn VLMIBtl BATES Yesterday of cotton and goM: Uxtrpool cot ton, S ir i;4. Memphis cotton, 10c. Xew Orleans cotton, 10 J-flr. Xew York cotton, 10 5 6c. Xe York gold. 10) 7 N. WBATHEB IXIHCATIOXM. Win Dept.. Omcm Car. 8ia. OrrtCB, WinmiMTOs, April v. 1 a.m. ( For 7Vnmmmw oii tJte Ohio valley, clondv vnd rainf weather, warm tout heatsrly trindt. Jailing barometer, folloirtd in the western jtortions by rising barometer, ami tldcr northwest winds. OBSEBVATIO !WY KMT KB DAY. Wa D-KT. Si;al Skkvick U. S. Armt. I MW14T. AWI H. h7. 10 OH p " Obll.!Bar.Ther.j D, '"j alventon. .. 2W 44 lndlinoln.J2lt.4t I-outuvl I . . . 1 Memphis. . ..j2H..'tH Ni-hvllle....!wrS NewOrlwtns lMM threveporl.. :.. HO1 Vk-fcuburg . 2-1.44 1 Clear. Clear. i.L rain Cloudy. LL rain ClOUll J. Cloudy. I Clear. W. M. M'KLROY, bergeaut. A FBENAUR Or VICTORY. The first step toward preparation for the August election was taken yesterday, and the harmooioa-action of the executive commit tee indicates that there will be no difficulty ia restoring perfect harmony in the ranks of the Shelby county Democracy. Many Demo crats of the city and a portion of the eiecu 'tife committee concurred with the ArrBAi. in the opinion that there should be only one county convention to elect delegates to the State conventioa and to nominate county officers, liut on examining the files of the Appeal it was discovered that it had been the invariable rule to select delegates to a State convention by a mass meeting, and hence it was thought wise not to depart from the usual mod?. We congratulate our party friend on the conciliatory spirit that was yesterday manifested. We cannot afford to make a mistake in this canvass. Most of the offices ate to be filled for eight years, and the people of Memj his and of Shelby county need no labored argument to prove the neces sity which exists for the supremacy of the Democratic pai ty. For reloMi purposes dem agogues will prate about independence, but all bote it citizens recognize the fact that political putiej ara as necessary in a re publican government as are constitutions and statute, and should b3 fostered and encour aged. It is cn'y by such a spirit of concilia lion as was developed yesterday . Cnat the Democracy of Shelby can win in the ap proaching election'. We all know what Radical rule in thisounty means. The mere recollections of the past, never to be effaced from lh. memory of the tax-paying people, furnish all the argument that .is necessary. They have felt southern Republican ism in all its withering, blighting and desolating effects. Tbey have experienced for a short time, also, the peace, order, growth, and prosperity which have followed a government of the people. The difference between the two is as palpable as that of day ad night. They knew that good order and Sooi government are indissolubly linked with the Democracy, on J every interest of the present ml every hope for the futuro de mands its continued supremacy. To retain our patty ucndancy is now as much a duty as it was when we first hcok off the yoke. That eternal vigilance, which is always the price of liberty, is now as necessary as it was on the day of our deliverance. Our ancient enemy, that we consider dead, is only watching his opportunity to regain rower under a new name. With honeyed words and plausible speech, the old leaden are seeking to gain place and power under tin guiso of "Independents." From this time forward every true Democrat will stand squarely by the banner under which they have conqaered and redeemed the south from tue rule of Radical plunderers. The Independents and the Radicals are eagerly watching the movements of the Democracy of Shulby county, and the moment they spy the slightest werkness or dis sensions they will rush for the spoils like hungry hyenas. The indications yesterday point to a glorious victory in August next. Secret art Sherman has gone to New. York, it is stated, to consult with leading financiers of that city on the subject of specie resumption. The house committee on elections yester day agreed to dismiss the South Carolina contcstid ' election case of O'Connor, Demo crat, for the seat of Cain, Republican, the present incumbent. EX-GOVEUXOK HOSES Arrested la Xew Yerk, Charged with Korery A Effort to Hrrarc his Release a Writ of Ha beas Corpus. New York, April 7. Ex-Governor Frank lin J- Moses, of South Carolina, was arrested on Broadway to-night by Deputy -Sheriff Conners, of Charleston, anil locked up in the polios headquarters. He is charged with having forged the name of J. Woodruff for three hundred and sixteen dollars, and pass ing the note upon one James Allen. Mr. Conners has been looking tor Mores in this city for some time, but did not succeed in getting a glimpse of him till this evening. Conners is armed with a requisition, and Moses will be taken to Charleston in a few days. It is understood that the object in arresting him is to get him back to South Carolina to have bim tried for crimes alleged to have been committed while holding high official position. Soon after his incarceration Moses sent one of his friends to acquaint his lawyers with the trouble that had befallen him. The messenger refused to disclose his own name or the names of the ex-governor's lawyers or friends in this city. No re sponse had been made by Moses np to one o'clock this morning. 1IAHKA8 CORPUSED. New York, April 8. A writ of habeas corpus, returnable to-morrow, has been granted in the case of Kx Governor Moses, of South Carolina. The petition states that Mooes was arrested on a requisition purport ing tJ be from his excellency Wade Hamp ton, governor of South Carolina, on the gov ernor of New York, for the body of said Moes, charged with forgery; that no war rant from the governor of New York accom panies said requisition, and that the alleged forgery is that of a name upon a usurious and void promisory note. Moses's counsel telegraphed to Governor Robinson asking if Moses's alleged forgery of a name upon a usurious and void promisory note was a crime, and if any pecuniary obligation was created. No oxe should neglect a cough, cold or ore throat. Dr. Bull's cough syrup cures thes and prevents consumption. S.W. ,Krh. 71 8. iRrMlt. I J S.K. Frn. HJ B.K. -rrenh. fx N.K. Lliff-. S. Brisk. w B. LtUL . ".A 8. Krenh. CONGRESSIONAL. 1 Doll Pay la the Senate oter thePacIfle Railway Funding Bill, with. So Re sult Beached Yet-A Batch of N'ew Business Presented and Disposed of. The Election of a New Doorkeeper be comes the Absorbing Interest in the House, In the Discussion of which Beast Butler Waves the Gory Linen to his Heart's Content. A Long: and Tedlons Sectional Debate, Resulting in the Election of General Fields, the Nominee of the Demo . cratic Caucus, on First BaUot Names of Competitor?. Ia the Ben ate. WA8nixoTON,April8.-Thechairlaid before the senate the credentials of George H. Pen dleton, senator from Ohio. Laid on the table. Also a communication from the secretary of war, asking aa appropriation ot twenty thousand dollars for printing the records ot the Confederate States. Referred. Senator Ferry introduced a bill to amend the revised statutes in rotation to temporarily filling vacancies is the executive department. Referred, Senator Sargent introduced a joint resolu tion authorizing the President to appoint commissioners to negotiate a treaty with Corea. Laid on the table. Senator Mathews gave notice of the pro posed substitute for the bill to repeal the bankrupt act. Referred. Senator Dorsey introduced a bill relative to the rank of certain retired military officers. Referred. The bill providing for a public buildincr at Topeka, Kansas, was taken up and amended so as to limit the cost to two hundred thou sand dollars. Parted. On motion of Senator Burnside, the bill to remove all restrictions now existing in regard to the enlistment of colored citizens in any arm of the United States army was taken up, oneny aiscussea, ana iaia asiae. THE RAILWAY FTJKDING DIM, BKSUMfcD. At the expiration of the morning hour the railroad funding bill came up as unfinished business, and Senator Sargent continued his remarks, which were interrupted by an ad journment to Friday. At the conclusion of senator sartrent s re marks Senator Blaine formally offered his amendment to the twelfth section of the bill, striking out ine -words, "reserving the right to alter, amend or repeal," and to insert. "but so long as said (Jentral Pacific and Union Pacific railroad companies Bhall faith fully comply with the provisions of said acts of 1862 and 1864. and of this act. relating to the payments to the United States on account of bonds advanced and of the sinking fund to be established as aforesaid, such compli ance shall be deemed and taken as sufficient to meet the obligations of said companies on account of such bonds prior to maturity thereof. A debate ensued between Senators Blaine. Sargent. Bayard and Thurman. and then Senator Edmunds obtained the floor, but gave wav to Senator ihurman. who said that as a number of senators had gone away, some of them not feeling well, and he bad said he would not ask a vote on any of the Droo- ositions to-day, but would ask the senata to hnish the bill to-morrow. The senate then went into executive ses sion, and when the doors reopened, ad journed. a a ine uonae. On the meeting of the house to-day there was a very full attendance of members, and the galleries were crowded in expectation of an exciting scene upon the question of the ELECTION OF DOORKEEPER. Immediately after the reading of the jour nal the speaker said that the first question in order was whether the resolution presented on Friday last by the gentleman from Massa chusetts Uutler presented a question of privilege. a he house, by a viva voce vote, manifestly decided it did, but Mr. Conger thought that as the action of the house would establish a precedent, it would be better to take a' vote by yeas and nays, and they were therefore ordered and resulted: Yees, 219; nays, 4. The negative votes were Bland, Mills, Throckmorton, and Young. Alt EXCITING DEBATE OYER BUTLER'S QUES TION OK PRIVILEGE. The speaker of the house stated, that the house having just decided the resolution to be a question of privilege, the resolution was before the house. It is in these words: Resolve 1, That the house proceed to the election of doorkeeper, and that the true Union and maimed soldier, Brigadier-Gen eral James Shields, of Missouri, be chosen to that ofhee. Mr. Clymer asked Mr. Butler.to allow him to offer a substitute for the resolution, and offered the following. Resolved, That the house proceed to the election of a doorkeeper. Mr. Butler I desire that the exat state of the question Bhall be before the house, and I suggest to the gentleman from Pennsylvania that as we are men of business we give at tention to the matter in hand. I understand that since the last r ejournment there has been a caucus of the Democratic members, and that a candidate of their choice is to be put forward. Why not insert a substituted name that can be a candidate and let the house determine between the two? Mr. Clymer If the gentleman withdraws the nomination contained in his resolution we can arrive at this thing by a single vote, but if he will not do so I prefer to adhere to the substitute as offered. This will throw the question open to nominations under the rule ot the house. Mr. Butler I cannot withdraw my nomi nation. I did not propose to go into this matter with any idea ot catches or parlia mentary rules. I want to meet the question fairly in the face, and therefore I suggest that the name of the other candidate be placed in the substitute. Mr. Clymer If the gentleman yields to me I will offer a substitute and demand the pre vious question. Mr. Butler Pardon me, I did not yield for that ; that is a trick that will not do. Mr. Clymer The gentleman has no right to accuse me of desiring o perpetrate a fraud on the house. It is unkind, to say the least of it. Mr. Butler I will withdraw it if you assert that it was not intended. Mr. Clymer Certainly; there is no trick about it. Mr. Butler Very well, then; I withdraw the proposition. A question was raised whether I hsd the right to offer the resolu tion. On that point I desire to submit a let ter from General Shields. Mr. Butler then sent to the clerk's desk aud had read a letter to himself from Gen. Shields, asking him when the senate bill increasing his pension to fifty dollars a month should come before the house to try and make it one hundred dollars; adding, that others who had suffered less, and not done more, were on the retired list, and that this kind act would not injure him Butler in New Eng land. Mr. Eden suggested that if Mr. Butler would offer that amendment to the senate bill that all the Democrats would vote for it Mr. Butler (scornful lyy--Oh, yes; I hold that letter a justification, if, when I find an office vacant, instead of making the old vet eran of the Mexican war eat the bread of pension and dependence, I would give him, so far as I was concerned, an office in which he could earn his living and bold an honora ble office. The only complaint that I beard was from the gentleman from New York Cox, that General Shields was too good for it ; that he was too high and too noble for it. This letter is my warrant for doing it. I do not know that I should not have done it for for any other soldier cm tie same conditions. Lam quite tertnih I should. Now, here is a nton general; a Mexican, ucrai twice wounded on th. road to Mexico; a man with out reproach; a man not seeking the office. for if be had written to me to present his name lor tne omce of doorkeeper, I should have hesitated; but a tdan who is now, traveling through New Engfon'd bi earn his livelihood by lec turing, and when such a man nresents him self before me, asking for a poor pittance of one hundredjdouars a month, where he gets out thirty dollars; and when I see a place where he can get two hundred dollars, and earn it honorably and fairly-, have 1 nbt done right in bring his name, before the ho?o. Mr. 6tenrer--L'oes the gentleman not know that the office will only last for one year, while the pension would be for life? Mr. Butler Pardon me; he is capable if somebody does not lie bim down, by stating him to be eighty-five years of age when he he is but sixty-seven. He will remain here many years. This office will lift him two years at any rate, And after that 1 know that if we get into power we will keep him, and will give him a pension besides applause on the Republican side; and I know that the other side will keep bim unless some Confed erate who is not hurt wnts the office more than he does. Applause on the Republican side. Mr. Eden Does not the gentleman from MamachnaetU think that lleneral fihifilds wnnld be better stiited to fill the nrisitiori of Dostmaater-ffeneral than that of doorkeeoer of the house; and does he not think that with his great influence with this administration he could succeed in getting him into that office? Mr. Butler Oh ironically J, my great in fluence with this Administration. Great laughter.! The gentleman must certainly hardly have got over the festivities of last Saturday. Mr. Eden I did not go to Chester. Air. Butler I do not have the proper In fluence with the administration to nominate a postmaster-general. They who do have nominated as postmaster-general a Lonteder- ate general, a very good man, and it seems that is the desire of the house of representa tives, because it is the same sort of a man that the other side nominate for doorkeeper; so that the President and the house of repre sentatives seem to agree upon this question; i ao not. jmow, against wis NOMINATION OF GENERAL SHIELDS there is a nomination pending of a gentle man named Field, a good, true, loyal Confed erate soldier, who did his duty as he under stood it, faithfully and Well, who fought well; 1 happen to know an occasion where he fought well. I have not a word to say against his services for his country, as he chose it, but it was not for my country, and therefore I cannot reward that servant. I am willing that he shall have all the rights in this country which he forfeited, but t do not think the time has come for his having the honors until our soldiers who fought to save the country have passed away. When that tame comes, I shall be very glad to vote for such a man. Mr. Yeates You said last Friday that if we would not - elect General Shields, and would nominate a good Confederate, who had fought and been wounded, you would support Him. Mr. Butler Oh, no. You had better look in the Record. Mr. Yeates Too stated it whether it is in the Record or not. Mr. Butler Pardon me, I did not: but I did say that I would vote for such a man against any civilian Mr. Yeates That is right. Mr. Butler That is all I said, and I stick to it. Mr. Yeates Then why do you undertake to say that as General Fields did not fight for your country you cannot support him? Mr. Buuer it is the dinerence between loyally to the flag and country which edu cated him and brought him up and TREASON TO THAT FLAG Applause on the Republican side, for which treason he ought to have been banged laughter by all the laws, human and divine. but the clemency of the country saved him from that penalty; and I have the unfortu- nate pre-emmce oi Deing aooui me oniy man who ever did enforce that penalty, and 1 stand by the act. This gentleman left this country to seek another. He made himself a servant of an Egytian prince, A SUBJECT OF THE SULTAN OF TURKEY, because the sultan of Turkey does not a1 low any man to go into his army who does not swear allegiance to him, and most of them have, to swear allegiance to the Prophet Mahomet before they get in. .How. within the last two months we nave relieved the po litical disabilities of this General Field, and, having relieved his disabilities, l am waiting before I vote for him to hear whether the sultan of Turkey or the khedive of Egypt has removed his disabilities as their subject. I ant to hear Irom the khedive whether he is willing to give up this subject of his, because 1 do not want a man to foreswear a pait of his country and get pardon and then fore swear the whole of his country and take service under a foreign prince and then re turn hotfooted from that service to be made doorkeeper in the house of representatives, which ought to be next to be'og doorkeeper in the house of lords. Mr. Hunton I desire to state that General Fields never accepted service under any for eign prince or potentate which interfered at all with HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE GOYERNSIENT OF THE UNITED STATES. lie went to Egypt and accepted service under the khedive under a contract. The same contract General Fields signed was signed by four officers of the Federal army, two of whom are now in the army ot the United States, and I presume that these officers did not forfeit any citizenship or allegiance to the government by this contract with the khedive. If they did not forfeit it I we'd like to know the process of reasoning which forfeits it in General Fields's cise. Mr. Hun ton went on to give the names of the four officers to whom he referred, stating them to be Assistant-Surgeon Wil'iam J. Wilson; First-Lieutenant R. M. Rogers, Second ar tillery; First-Lieutenant Charles F. Locke, bighth intantry: and J) irst-lieutenant Eu gene Petchet, Second artillery. Mr. Conger stated in regard to the last named officer that he had never joined the khedive's army. Mr. cutler I am always glad to hear from the learned gentleman from Virginia be cause he always speaks to the point. Mr. Hunton 1 desire to state another fact. with the gentleman's permission. In the contract entered into between these officers and the khedive, it is stipulated that they shall serve the khedive in any war against his enemies, unless that there should come complications or war with the United States of America, in which case they were RELIEVED FROM SERVICE. Mr. Butler Now, Mr. Speaker. I will ad dress myse'f to those four gentlemen. It is said that one of them, a surgeon, took a contract to serve the khedive, and got leave from this government to go and do it for one year. They being subordinate offi cers, I distinguish Mr. Fields's case from theirs in two respects, rirst, did he ask leave of the President of the United States to go out and expatriate himself and serve for a year? There ia no evidence of that. Did he get leave t Was he a citizen of the United States at the time he lett, four years ago? He was not. My friend from Virginia says he did not violate his allegiance in going out there. No, I know he did not; he had no allegiance to violate. He had broken it and forfeited it. He did not ask leave to serve for a year, but he asked leave to serve, and did serve the khedive in a high office just as long as he chose, or just as long as the khedive chose to have bim. Now where is Mr. Fields's contract. These young men's contracts are apparently good and very prop er, but where is his contract? Has he got a copy of it? Was it so heavy that it could not be brought no Capital hill i Why bring these young men's contracts? They are not to the fore. Gentlemen of the other side, I ask you, in closing, not to do this thing. We are a little sore yet, some of us up north. There are a great MANY GRAVES DOTTING THE HILLSIDES green over them, and which we are going to decorate on ine inmieth ot .May next the graves of men who fought to save the Union. DO not Send SObhincr WlHrtV. on1 wAaninn orphans to their husbands' and fathers' graves wiui me mea mat tneir comrade has now been tint behind thnaa hn lr! k. that killed those husbands and fathers. Do not press so fast; we will get along pretty Be a little tender with us for a while: wo have not got quite to that point yet. I (peak in all friendliness. I have never at temrjted to excite before about this Question any unkind feeling. I tell y On, men of the south: this jeems.tore a soau mattar duc so was the first gun fired at Sumpber. It did no harm, but it lit np a flame that almost destroyed our country, and the ettects of which we are feeling yet. Men of Pennsyl vania, so true, so staunch to that flams in the time of its troubles, let mS sav to you that this will light up among the glorious old bill tops of . that State and among her loyal citi zens a name) which; lite ; - the red cross of Roderick, will spread from hilltop to hilltop. This will not be, after a while, a political question. I pray you, in all sincerity, in all spirit of friendliness, do not do this thing. Yon have shown by the election of your postmaster and in the regular course Jf. bnBine-8 that jroti choosd u give a recognition to the Confeder acy, and we bore with that because in that matter you were organizing your house in your own way at first: but now; by a visita tion of God if thb Vote in tfaia hbdse the other day can be called that you have out down a doorkeeper, and a maimed Union sol dier, whom, if you do not like to honor for what he did in the war of the rebellion, you must honor for TliAT oLOBiotra CAAHtSs A Cerr) GOBttoT He Is before yod lor that office. If you do not wish to stand by him on account of the wound which he received from Stonewall Jackson's brigade, you can stand by him on account of the copper bullet which he received from the Mexicans. I say, when such a man is presented to yon; do not try" to strike him dowh: . Mr. Eden Did the gentleman make any complaint against the appointment of Gen eral Long8treet to an important office by Gen eral Grant? . , Mr. Butler I niade iio objection td his appointment, and I do not know that there was any one-armed Union soldier who was seeking for the same office at the same time. Mr. Eden Does not the. gentleman from Massachusetts know that General Shields is hot seeking for .this office now ? . Mr. Butler I thank God that he is not. But let me say, further, about General Long street: General Longs treet had repented for more than two months. Sneering laughter on the Democratic side. Mr. Eden His repentance, I suppose, con sisted in his Joining yodr party. If a Con Federate joins your party, he is Gt for office; but so long as he remains with the Demo cratic party he is unfit. Mr. Butler1 Pardon me, I never knew that General L.ngstreet had joined our party; I do not care whether he did or not. Hejuot only repented, but he gava WORitS JiKEt FOR REiENTAitt!E. Laughter. More than that, I have lived too long my friend from New York said the other day that I was growing old when I have lived to hear in the house of represent atives of an American congress the, fact that a man repented of his treason td his country sneered at and laughed dowm Mr. Clymer said the immediate business before the house is the election of a door keeper. To fulfill the responsible duties con nected with that office our experience in the pat has hot been fortunate, and we are here to endeavor to repair past misfortunes. The gentleman from Massachusetts would hare us elect a person of his choosing. I will join with him in doing all honor to the man who served in two wars, who was a senator from two States, and who, in every relation of life, has performed his duties faithfully and well. Let us ask tbe gentleman who has spoken about the pension to be granted to General Shields, whether he knows the fact that with in the hut five weeks, while the matter was pending in the senate Committee! the pension was increased from thirty to fifty dollars on the gtound, in proof bejore that commit tee, that Shields was not only personally dis abled so that he could not earn a livelihood, but, in addition, he required the services of some one to take care of him. Does he not know that that was the ground on which the pension was increased? Now, I say to the gentleman from Massachusetts, that when that bill shall come up I will join with him in granting the request of General Shields to make it one hundred dollars, and I will go farther; I will, if the gentleman will join me, vote tor a bill to restore him to his place on the retired list of the army, which will give him THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR HIS LIFE. I will go farther, and vote to pay him for the services which he would have rendered in that congress from which he was turned out though elected by a majority of thousands, by the Republican party, headed by the gentle man from Massachusetts. Applause on the. floor and galleries. I wish to say to the gen tleman that I fear the Greeks bearing gifts. Laughter. And I do not propose, as a member of the majority, that he shall dic tate who shall be our officers. When, in the past history of the gentleman, has he honored a soldier when that soldier was a. Democrat? Did not you and those that followed you drag M'Clellan in disgrace and shame from the army? Did not you cast Hancock in exile? Where, along the whole line of glorious men who suffered for the Union cause, have you ever honored them if they were Democrats? Never in all your history, and never would you if you did not conceive that at this hour you could drive a wedge into the Democratic party and rend it in pieces; we are neither to be controlled nor frightened, and when the fentleman appeals to me and to others from ennsylvania, I tell him THAT RED FLAG which he attempts to flaunt in our eyes, has no terror for me or for the people which I rep resent. Among them the war is ended; to them peace has come, and no agitation, such as the gentleman from Massachusetts would give rise to to-day, could drive them from their instincts. We are here to elect a proper person for doorkeeper, and we will not elect one who is utterly duabled to perform its duties. We will elect one of the party who is capable, as 1 know; honest, as I believe, and who will be faithful to the high trust which this house shall impose upon him, un influenced by the threats of the gentleman from Massachusetts. Mr. Butler sent to the clerk's desk and had read a copy of GENERAL SHIELD'S PETITION for increase of pension, in which he states that he was formerly a brigadier-general in the United States army, and served as such in the Mexican war; that at the battle of Oerro Gordo, on the eighteenth of April, 1847, while leading his brigade against a reserve of the Mexican army, under the im mediate control of Santa Anna in person, he was shot down in front of a Mexican battery of five guns by a large grapeshot, supposed to be of capper, which passed through his body; that from that wound he recovered sufficiently to enter the valley of Mex ico at the head of his brigade, with the rest of his army, and to lead his brigade at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco; that he was again wounded at the storming of Chapultepec, but that he continued to press forward into Mexico, neglecting his wounds, so that his arm had begun to mor tify, and that he came near losing his life; that he was allowed a pension of thirty dol lars a month, and that he again took part in, the last war, where he received another wound, in the battle of Winchester, from a fragment of a shell having shattered his arm and elbow; that he is now sixty-seven years of age; that he has applied to the bureau for AN INCREASE OF PENSION, but he has been refused because he is not to tally helpless: that he is not totally helpless, although unable to earn his livelihood by la bor; that on the contrary he does everything he can to help himself, and hopes to do so as long as he lives. But as his years are grow ing upon him, he appeals hopefully and re spectfully to the liberality of the American congress for such an increase of his pension as will save him from want in his old age. The debate was continued to a tedious length, when the previous question, having been seconded first, a vote was taken on the resolution offered by Mr. Clymer as a substi tute for Mr. Butler's resolution, "that the house do now proceed to the election of a doorkeeper." and it was adopted by a vote of 123 yeas to 109 nays a strict party vote, with the exception of Messrs. Collins and Cutler, who voted with the Republicans, in the negative. On the announcement of the vote, Mr. Clymer arose and said: "I nomi nate "CHARLES W. FIELD, a citizen of Georgia, as doorkeeper of this house." Mr. Butler Mass. I nominate the gallant. christian, loyal, tried and true Union soldier of two wars, JAMES SHIELDS, brigadier-general of the United States army. Laughter. Air. Randolph I nominate , for doorkeeper a Union soldier ana a gcntlemani wtitf fought three years in the war; who acquitted him self with honor, and who bean marks of lead on his body to-day, whose name is ' JOHN H. TRENT, of ifornstown, Tennessee. Mr. White rose to a parliamentary ques tion, and asked whether Mr. Fields had ever bean relieved of his political disabilities. He had been informed tnat he had net been:- - Mr. Sayler Certainly he has been. He is now holding office under the Republican commissioners of this city. The vote was then taken and resulted For Charles W. Field, 123; all cast by th xwrnocrats. For James Shields, 191 1 all bat one cast by ihe Republican?; and that on. was east by Mr. Springer. For John H. Trent, 8; cast by Messrs. Errett. Baine, Evans, O'Neill, White, Her ztier, Randolph and Bagley. Upon the announcement of ths ote CHARLES W. FIELD WAS DECLARED DULY " ELECTED, and was thereupon sworn in, taking the mod ified eathi Mr. Clarke asked unanimous consent to in troduce for present cbhsiderMtJcn 8 bU au thorizing the President to appoint Jarties Shields a brigadier-general of the United States army on the retired list, his pay to commence from the time of the passage of the bill. Mr. White Pa. objected. Mr. Clarke rhoed to ruspend tbe rales and pass the bill. Mr. White made the pjint of order that the motion was not in order nntil the morn ing hour had expired. He made this point of order on ha own responsibility. The passage of that bill would be without precedent in the history of the government. The Speaker overruled the point ot order on the ground that upon Mouday a motion to suspend the rules is in order one hour after the reading of the journal. The vote was then taken and the biil was passed--yeas, 228; nays, 6; the negative vote being cast by Randolph, White Pa., O'Ntill, Jones, Cox Ohio and Aiken. Mr. Blount, from tbe committee on appro priations, reported the postoffice appropria tion bill; and it was referred to tbe commit tee of the whole. It appropriates $33,090, 373. Mr. Butler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, introduced by him some time ago, to provide for the issuing of fifty and twenty-five cents fractional currency, and one) two, three and five dollar United States legal-tendef notes, pending which the house adjourned. STILL MORE HOPEFUL Tidings from the Troubled European Powers Russia Still TranqnH, and England Determined, bat an Un dercurrent of Feeling Favor able to Peace Manifest. An Important Letter from Berlin Advls Ihg Concessions, which it is Thought Cassia will Gladly Accept to Avert War in Europe Rus Bian Troops Returning to l J 'KU 1' ' 'I their Homes. Austria Threatens to Oppose the San Ste- fano Treaty A Strong Anti-Rosslan Feeling at Constantinople The Peace Congress Looked to Hopefully for a Final Settlement. London, April 8. Noticing the London Post' 8 declaration of Saturday, that the Brit ish government would back up its circular, but was willing to consider the views of the Vienna statesmen, the Jouanal de St. Petersburg says: "Russia can tranquilly re gard .the waverings of a nervous policy while herself maintaing her position unmoved." The St. Petersburg Gazette, a journal pub lished in the Russian language, has received warning on account of an article inciting war. A Constantinople special says the report comes from a good source that the khedive has announced that he will declare his inde pendence should Turkey form any alliance against England. It is stated that Kussia has officially ottered to quit the neighborhood of Constantinople if the British fleet withdraws. Italy is endeavoring to induce the Porte to suspend hostilities in Thessaly, alleging fears of grave complications. Greece is simi larly endeavoring to influence the insurgents. A correspondent at ot. Petersburg says: To-day (Sunday) hopeful rumors, which. without apparent cause, wre current on Sat urday, have taken a more definite form. It is said that an important letter has been re ceived from Berlin suggesting that con cessions should be made to avoid a European war. Whether this is true or not it is certain that Germany is abandoning her purely passive attitude, Rus sia has not requested Germany's good offices, but there is reason to believe she will gladly accept them. The hopes for a congress are reviving, and General Ignatieif has even post poned his departure for Constantinople, so as to be able to accompany Prince Gorlschakoff to Berlin as second plenipotentiary if the congress meets. It is emphatical ly declared here that Prince Ghika, the Roumanian agent, must have misunderstood Prince Gortschakoff, as the latter never refused to admit a discussion on the Bessarabian question. The Russian cab inet does not deny that the Bessarabian ques tion involves European interests. Although it has not yet expressly admitted it." A correspondent at Bu barest telegraphs that the Russian troops in Bulgaria, Rouma nia and southwestern Russia are taking up strategetic positions, of which Petesti, in Roumania, commanding the southern de bouchment of the Carpathian passes, is the most salient. Contracts have been made for the delivery of sapplies at these centers. The forces sent to these points as yet appear to be simply advance guards, to prepare for the re ception of larger forces, should the progress of events require their presence. A dispatch from Belgrade says that Aus tria has prohibited all Servian imports, be cause of tbe prevalence of the underpest and spotted typus. It is rumored at Athens that England will occupy the Island of Crete. A correspondent at Pera understands that Austria has assured the Porte that she will oppose any effort to enforce the San Stefano treaty. The Russians are desperately urging the sultan to surrender b;s iron-tlada and po sitions on the Bospous. A Vienna correspondent says: "Besides the verbal remarks made to General Ignatieff, a more extensive statement in writing of Austria's views was delivered to Prince Gortschpkoff by Austria 70 days after Gen eral Ignatieff 8 at rival at L .. Petersburg." It is announced from Constantinople that tbe current of feeling in tbe Turkish govern ment is now running whol'y against Russia. It is cl.ii.iied on a't hands, except in purely partisan discussion, that the cabinet is sin cerely desirous to avoid war. The withdrawal of the treaty of Sn Stefano, or its ur condi tional submission to the judgment of Europe, is regarded as the only alternatives to war. Lord Lyons, British ambassador at Paris, who is designated to represent Great Britain at tbe congress, returned to Pans Saturday, which is considered to indicate that no great hope is felt of a speedy meeting of the con gress. The Xord DtHisehe Zeiiitng of Berlin, hitherto pro-Russian, lectures Russia and Austria sharply for not concerting an agree ment about peace while the war continued. Itsays: Though the powers are agreed in principle, Russia has fettered herself by the treaty of San Stefano, instead cf informing herself beforehand of tbe various views which would be taken of questions raised by t. While England and Austria have rendered the position still more difficult by putting now forward solemn intern aticnal protests, instead of formulating their conditions and reservations before the fall of Pievna. Nevertheless the Xord Deutsche Zeitung hopes that; ih view of the general desire for peace an understanding' will Jet be reached. This article caused a sudden cessation of warlike utterances by the Austrian semi-official press. , The ministerial Montag's Revue states that the hope of a peaifefnl settlement was justi fied by the fact that Bismarck is earnestly ex erting himself to prevent an European con flict. Several unofficial Vienna newspapers ex press the opinion fhat this is an attempt to make Austria participate in the mistake of San Stefano, and indicates Bismarck's desire to bully Austria into a settlement with Rus sia, lire language of these journals is very bitter against the German chancellor. Constantinople advices are conflicting. Some1 ttf Tenyk Pasha, president of the council, is about to retire, and will be suc ceeded by Reouf Pasha, now War minister, while Oaman Pasha will succeed Reouf, both being in sympathy with Russia. One set of dispatches say the bona fid return home of the Russian troops' has svmmenced; another that only the depleted regiments are sent home to recruit, whose positions are imme diately filled by fresh troops from the north. However, the general impression of the news seetrls less pro-Russian than of late, ana there is a feeling here and in the European colony at Constantinople, that the dislike of the Turkish people to Russia is so great, that the palace and the pashas would not dare venture on a Russian alliance, even if they wished. The movements of the Russian forces on tbs Danube and in Roumania indicate a de termination to prepare thoroughly against the contingency of an Austrian attack in the rear. All the passes over the Carpathians practicable for artillery and trains are covered by positions which the Russians have just oc cupied. Kassian troops fife constantly moving from Bulgaria, into Roumania. . Large shipments of powder from Dortmund-Prussia, into Russia, arerepoit;d. The Agenee Russe says that it is author ized to deny that Russia has threatened to oppose the discussion of the Bessarabian ques tion by the congress. The Agenee also states that the character of the latest news encour ages the belief of the possibility of the re sumption of the congress proposal. In the house of lords, this afternoon. Lord Beaconsfield moved an address of thanks to the queen for her majesty's message calling out the reserves, and followed with a speech which was repeatedly cheered. Sir Stafford Northcote moved an address in the house of commons, and made a Bpeech. He was followed by Gladstone. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITY. Mayor Hemy Fairbanks, of Terre Haute, Indiana, died yesterday morning. Five hundred bricklayers struck in New York yesterday for two dollars and a half a day. The Ohio legislature is considering a bill to exempt sums of fifty dollars due for taxes from destraint or execution by the State. A tank containing forty gallons benz'ne, at the factory of the Petroleum composition paint company, in Cincinnati, exploded Sun day, injuring several persons. One colored man, named Poyntz, died from the effects of burns. A large gold brick was cast yesterday from the product of the Penobscot mine, valued at over fifty thousand dollars. The mine is lo cated about eighteen miles from Silver City, Montana. The brick was the product of one hundred and fift" tons of ore, and the cost of production four thousand dollars. A New York telegram announces that the railroad freight order, which was to go into effect April 15th, has been rescinded. It pro vided that all articles which are taken accord ing to the present classification of west bound freight at the owner's risk, or released, will be placed one class higher than at pres ent, if taken at the carrier's risk. The editor of Andrews Bazar has answered the question, whether a magazine giving the latest fashions, social news, amuse ment notes, and as much reading matter as can be found in periodicals of four times the cost, could be produced for the low sum of one dollar a year. Send to W. R. Andrews, Cincinnati, ten cents for specimen copy, and judge for yourself. L The Wall Fleet, Massachusetts, savings bank, with deposits of four hundred and twenty-two thousand one hundred and sixty three dollars, and the South Boston savings bank, with deposits of one million five hun dred and sixty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty-two dollars, finding themselves un able to meet the demands of the depositors, have been placed under the restrictions of tbe new savings bank law. DIED. HOLTS On Monday, April 8th, at his residence, 79 Jefferson street, Fkteb Holts. Members of the German Tailors' Association are requested to meet at the residence this (TUESDAY) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, to attend the funeral of our late member. Friends and acquaintances of the family ara Invited. J. SWANaNDEB, President Gboros HARTsrcs, Secretary. German-American Building and Lioan Association. "OEGTJLAB loan meeting THURSDAY, April 11th, IA at 71. o'clock p.m. at No. 7 Madison street. New stock for sale. L. IOLAUBB, President. H. Bknsdorf, Secretary. The GREAT EUROPEAN NOVELTY HUNYADIJANOS, The Best Natural Aperient. THE LAXCET. "Hunyadl Janos Baron Llebeg affirms that its richness In aperient salts surpasses that of all other known waters." THE BRITIMH 1IKOICALJOUK- NAli. " Hunyadl Ja nos. The most agree ble, safest, and most efficacious aperient wa ter." rrofesssr VIrebow. Berlin. "Invariably good and prompt success; most valuable." Professor Bamberger, Vienna. " I have prescribed these Waters with remarkable suc cess." Prtremr Beusoai, Wwrsbajr-. " I pre- scrlb none but this." ProfesMor louder H ronton. M.I.. F.RJS., liondon. " More pleasant than Its rivals, and surpasses them in efficacy." Professor Aitken, HJ)4 KJ8., Roral Military Hospital, Netley. "Preferred to Pullna and Friedrichshall." A Wlnejrlassfnl Dose. Kvery genuine bottle bears the name et Tn afol ldiabis Co. (limited), London. FBKD'K IK BABT fc CO 41 and 48 Warren Ht New York. Sole Agent for United States and Canada. FOB BALM BV DEALERS. GROCERS AND DRUOQI8T8. BASE BALLS r I itus largest line of Balls. Bats, Caps, Belts and JL Club supplies In the South, at MANSFOUDS, Corner Second and Monroe Sts. J. O. O. P. ALL the members ot Memphis quested to meet on TUESDAY KVKN-r imu mat. ax ivi vctoat. ior ine pur pose or nn&l action on me oy-iaws. Br order W. A. MTJBPHY, N. G. L. 8. Burr. Secretary. II K To TheTrade! J AM now prepared to sell, at wholesale and retail. Furniture and Mattresses lower than ever before sold In the city. Orders from country dealers especially solicited. WM. K. THIXTON (Irving Block), No. 25 Second street. Goods in Every Department nn Dm SUPERIOR QUALITY OF GOODS! Novelties Jnt Opened. 50 pel. Spring SC.ks, at 0c to 7.V per yard. 50 pes. Black Urenatlii!, entirely new designs. irom joe up. Specialties. Novelties In Dress Suitings, as choice goods as can be found in Paris or New York. Beiges and huntings at tbe lowest prices in the city. Parasols, Entirely new and exclusive designs. Nicest Silk and prettiest handles. Paratols at joe. SI. 51 .o, SI oO, SI jo, S, ana up to io. Fans, Fans, Fans. Elegant styles and qualities at unheard of low prices. ltibbons, Ribbons. The very best assortment in the city every shade and style. iouDie-iace saun. tiros uraiu anu Moire. Deuxton's arid Dvuble Warp Blbbons. rare ran an mm m. THE VERY LOWESTPK1CE8 IX THE CITY. WHEELER, PICKENS & CO HAVE BEMOVED TO A FEW DOOKS BELOW UNION. Will open THIS WEEK a new assortment of Children's Carriages, Croquet Sets, Base-Balls, Baskets, etc. A complete stock of every thing in the way of WOOD and WILLOW-WAKE, at prices lower than the lowest. The best PATENT CHUItt POWER in the world now on hand. No. 348 MAIN STREET. ill ITCH ELL, HOFFMAN & Co MASCFACTFRKBS OF FHMITIME! ASD DEALERS 191 CARPETS AND OIL-CLOTHS, CURTAINS, LOOKING-GLASSES, HAIR, SHUCK, MOSS AND SPRING MATTRESSES, 308 Main and 36 Monroe streets, Memphis. mHK undersigned have this day entered into a copartnership, under the firm iame of Cubblns, Bunn L Faean, for the purpose of carrying on the Foundry and Machine Business In Memphis, at the old stand of Cubblns A tiunn. This the ninth day ot January, 1878. JOHN CUBBIN3. JOHN GUKK. WJL N. KAGAN, formerly Foreman Union Iron Works. Kos. 1G3 to 171 Adams street, FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP C2TA11 work in lisa jioiicitel.S1 A. C. TKEADWELL. A. B. TBE A. C. & A. B . TREAD WELL & CO . C3UCCES30Iia TO A. C TB5ADWZLL ft BROS.), Wholesale Grocers and Gotton Factors. Ho. 11 VmON STREET. MEMPHIS. TEABT.. 10,000 bundle Iron Tie. SO tierces Hams, SO tierees iJinl, SOO brls. KeflnedL gnjrar, wuu barrels aic f con slgnmentsof Cotton solicited, and liberal tore ,(u nU as that consigned to us by river, unless nVknlha. BritH a full STEWART & DOHERTY S -OF Millinery Goods ,W THrRHDAY.APRIb 4th, ASD tomers. and the public, are lnvueuioour apna. iinmiu.. " . , '""i , i netsImported direct from Paris: KneH-h Konnd Mats. American Trimmed Boanets and Jockey, of the latest stiles. An immense stock of French and English Chip, Leg horn, Milan, Pedal, Cobarg and Canton btraw tiais, irimmeo. ana luiiriimuw. s "ir," AKTH'It l AL FLO iVtltS, Wreath and Montures, Silks and Ribbons, Ornaments and Fancy tioods. STEWART & DOHERTY, 269 MAIN NAPOLOEN HILL. M. HILL, FONTAINE & GO. COTTOH F AOTOKS AND WHOUBSAUB GROCERS Nos. 360 and 3 B Front street, Memphis, Tenn. AGEA'TS FOR THE CELEBRATED. CARTER COTTOX GIS. s MURRAY & RIDGELY, MERCHANT TAILORS, Ko. 37 Madison Street Memphis. Tennessee. WE TAKE PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING TO OUB PATRON 3 THE PUBLIC EAi.iT THAT . . nowDreoared with the LARGEST and MOST VARIED riTOCK OK STAPLE and FANCY GOODS, suitable for the requirements of our trade, FKICF.H We make nice Business Muttinx. ot I noward ,soa to enable everybody to have their Cloibins; Made at . lB"!e Insr their orders ont of the city to srrond-rli!"" entabltKhments. we ai smplete lines of elegant Coatings. Suitings, Osslmeres and Vestlnas, ot t rench, English an f neadl shnoalno- onmnlfktA DOOICa manes. can rouuucuu; piwiuiwo .wiui - .w Give us a call and be convinced. . . . i - n i . t nMnii,a . ... i.U'. A. VACCABO. B. TACCAKO. A. B. TACCABO. A. VACCARO & CO., LXPOETEBS ASD DEALERS O WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS, No. 324 ff'ront street, Memphis!. AHEATS FOB COOK'S CHAMPAGNE IMl'EKlATv. o Marked at Closest Figures to i ti i n i i BEST AND EXQUISITE STYLES! 300 cases Straw Hat, TEIYEBY LATEST, just received, at Inc. 20c, 25c. 30c, 85c. 40c and up. 1000 cartoons FLOWEK3, the finest and most natu ral ever shown, from 25c up to $10 a montuie. 2000 Trimmed Hats, from 50c to 5, all the latest styles. 250 stylish Hats, $5, f. S. worth S10 to SI 5. 200 Elegant Imported Paris and Leghorn Hats at from 10 to 25 each, at least 35 per cent. less than eve before offered. Itargains in Black Silks. SI . Si 25. SI 50. up to S5 per yard. 600 Ic. Silks and Satins. 40c, 50c. S0e and up ward, in all the desirable shades, cut on the bias for trimmlnr. Russian Lace Setts aud Collars. Novelties in Dress Trimmings Fringes. Buttons, expressly manufactured and im ported for us. AD WELL. 8. S. TKEADWELL OFFKB FOR 8ALK 5000 rolls Bacelnjr, IBOOO barrels Plnnr lOOO palls lartl. 1UO tasks Karon, KM) hhds. Najjar. Hi barrels Whisky eooo bees Jfafia, lOOO bars S4M nUirH. New Mackerel. lOOO nbrs. Tobaeea, advances made on same. At Cotton Insured wtillein otherwise Instructed. Hna nf CMUk liMttiH. THE MCCCRKDIXCl DA VM. OIK CCS. S.TREET, OPP. COURT SQUARE t FOXTAISE, JEROXE HILL ever offered in Memphis. e nave ported Uofldn, from S3S and. are and - s w.w.-"i r - wnw Ml KHA ainfa".-- .arl.rtut'in ti nur nafrr.ns.