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TTTTfl MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL TUESDAY . APEIL 16, 18TS.
MEMPHIS APPEAL, BY A1XAWAY A KEAT1XG; rerMi ofAsioserlptien. U&llr Weekly DAILY Cite eorr. one month, bv mall 1 OO Ore copy, one iar. by mail lo OO Uite oo7, tlx montns, by mall w One copy, ooe week. In city ... . 23 Oii4colt. one mouth. In city 1 1U I ne copy, on year OO n copy, six month A Bates of AdYertlslnsj, Fin Insertion, per avjuare 91 OO dubnequenl uwrtlons, per square ftO rini line soua Dwpuni ninara w xubibi uu tuelve Una make one Inch. rail Not'ees are twenty eenta per line first Inser tion, nfteonoania per line per week. Wnnts, etc, are lea cent per line flrst Insertion, and rve cents per line eacn surMetjueni insertion. To Contributor asd Correspondent. All letters, communications, or anything else for toe ArrtukU, enoukl M addremet UALLaWAY ft KEATINO, M C. Gallawat, t 282 Second street, sTlwalerntihjsein aEHPfflS APPEAL 1 TLESOAV, t I APRIL ltt, 1878. I TIKE OF THE DEHOC11A1 IC PARTY, ltestless and impatient Iemocrats demor t ' cd by the failure to inaugurate th Fresi dent they had elected talk and act as if the future success of their party was not an as Bared fact. Two more years of courage, en durance and pluck will give the Democrats a President, the United Statei senate, the house of representatives, a solid south, and about one-half of the northern and western States. Christopher Columbus did not turn back when the weary birds rested upon the masts of his ship, and if the mutineers in the Democratic crew will retrospect the past few years and contrast them with the present and iuture prospects of the Democratic party, they will be inspired with renewed confidence and determination. The New York Ilerald, in dependent in politics, in an able article dis cussing "the condition of parties," says: In 1866 they had in the senate twenty-seven majority; in 1869, the year in which General Grant became President, this had increased to forty-two; in 1871, in a full senate, they had fifty majority: in 1873 they had but thir ty; in 1376 it had fallen to ten, and at pres ent they have but two majority, counting Judge Davis as a Democrat, but including Senator Sharon, who is permanently absent. In the house they have been running down hill in the same way, only more rapidly. In 1866 they had one hundred and five majority :u the house; in 1668 it had risen to one hun dred and twenty-six; in 1869 it fell to eighty tix; in 1870 they had but sixty-seven; in 1871 tne Republican majority was only thirty; in 187J it fell to seventeen; in 1876 the tables were turned, and the Democrats came in on what was called the "ground-swell" and had seventy majority, and in the present house they have fifteen majority. To sum up the situ ation, the Republicans had wbenGeneral Grant cauio in, in 1869, a majority of forty-two in the senate and of eignty-six in the house. 'J'j-day they have a majority of two in the senaU, and are sure to be in the minority next year, while in the house they are in a minority already. As to the future the terms of twenty-five senators expire in March, 1879, of whom seventeen are Republicans and eight Democrats. Only five of their success ors have so far been elected, and of these five Messrs. Sargent and Mathews are succeeded by Democrats; Mr. Allison succeeds himself, and two Democrats have Democratic successors. Of the six Democratic senators whose successors are ktill to be chosen only two are in doubt. Of the fourteen Republican senators whose suc cessors are to be elected six are certain to be succeeded by Democrats, and several others are in doubt. Leaving doubtful cases to BUnd as they are it is clear that the senate on the fourth of March must have a Demo cratic majority of at least ten. The Repub licans have therefore lost the senate; that they can no longer hope to save, and the question is, of course, whether they can re cover control of the house. What are their hopes of the next house? We have taken the trouble to look over the majorities of the members of the present house. - Many per sons will remember that an uncommonly large number of districts were carried in 1876 by narrow majorities, and we have made a list of all the members who hold their seats by majorities less than a thousand; of these, there are thirty-four Republicans and nine teen Democrats. If we count only those who came in by less than five hundred majority we find sixteen Democrats and nineteen Re publicans. These figures and facts in regard to the condition of parties are certainly . most en couraging. Indeed, they demonstrate that the Democratic party will be in control of the government in the shortest possible period if Democrats will only stand firm. This they will do. The people have resolved to stand ty the party which has the numerical strength nnd the will to accomplish reform in the gov ernment and give peace to the country, Democrats cannot afford to abandon their organization for any ephemeral growth, en' couraged by Independents and Radicals, who see that their own party is doomed to inevi table defeat, and for this reason propose' to war on Democracy under a new name. The Democratic party proposes all the reforms advocated by the mushroom growths of the hour, and it will continue to do so until it exterminates the Radical party which made reform necessary. TUB OLD . FALHEHOOO REVIVED. When a political canvass is announced the Radicals revive their old exploded calumnies just as naturally as the warm and fructifying rays of the spring sun brings to life the gay buttei fly or the torpid moccasin. In Novem ber next a new congress will be elected. In order to frighten the northern people the Radicals are reviving their old falsehoods. The bloodyjBhirt will soon be flaunted in the face of the fanatics, who have so long been deluded by the slanders of the southern peo ple. The Cleveland (Ohio) Leader sounds the key-note for the Radicals in the ap proaching campaign. That paper says: AH this time there are throughout the south vacant farms, many of them already sopplied with comfortable buildings, which may bo rented or purchased almost at the settler's own price, but no emigrant comes. Why does the tide of emigration continue to let westward and shun the south? Because the man who takes his family and his little fortune in a covered wagon and goes out to conquer a new home, goes where law and order prevail, where labor is not regarded as dishonorable, and where men are not hunir. and hunted, and shot for their political opin ions. A man with energy and intelligence to ufcome a suecessiui iarmer does not care to le regarded as a serf, nor sleep with a 6Uetgun in his hands for ready defense against such of his neighbors as vote with the other party. The frequent repetition of these slanders has made them as stale as a "thrice-told tale." A surfeit of carrion sickens even the stomach of a vulture; but it seems no amount of stale falsehoods ever sickens a Radical stomach about election times. This sort of talk used to frighten ignorant bigots in the north. It caused bayonets to gleam in the south, and the arrest and imprisonment of innocent citizens. It gave prominence to such tyrants as Sheridan, and inspired him with the desire to amuse himself by hanging a few of the "banditti." But these calum nies have done their dirty work, and should be hissed out of the canvass. In publishing the above extract from the Cleveland Leader, the HevUte, published at Jadsonia, White cjunty, Arkansas, and edited by D. A. Gur ney, a northern man, says : "During our so j.urn in the sunny south we have met hun dreds of men who 'vote with the other side,' acd we have proven them to be honest, generous-hearted, open-souled men. We never owned a gun of any doscription; we have ridden and walked milea through the woods niter nightfall; we seldom lock our doors at Mpht, and need no 'shotgun for ready de fense. Now, we have lived in the north, and s the saying is, we ' know it like a book W are ready to stake our reputation again ft on-i copy of the Leader, that the man who penned the above extract would hesitate to oSer his hand to a laboring man. And for- ther, that he would refuse a seat in a street car if it was between two of the above men tioned class. But his papers must be sold, and he knows that to 'feel for the laboring class is popular, so he writes 'where labor is not regarded as dishonorable." From our experience in both sections we proudly assert that there is lees distinction between rich and poor in the Bouth than in the north. And we will guarantee every man who comes from Ohio to Judsonia, Arkansas, that he will en' ter a society here which will equal in all re spects, and excel in some, that which he leaves in Ohio, and we say this in defiance of the Leader man. 'Why does the tide of em juration continue to set westward and shun the south?' Wewiiltell you, Mr. Leader. It is because the All-wise and Omnipotent being permits such clods as you to make just such ignorant speeches as are con tained in the above extract. No northern man ever visits the south without a feeling of intense pity for the press of the north, and shame for himself that he was led to be lieve what he had read. Any person who comes to Arkansas expecting to find a place other than a resort of cut-throats and politi cal tools, will not be disappointed; but he who comes determined to find such a place will be disappointed, and in order to vent his spleen will be compelled to attack the sparH- ness of our population, the crookedness of our rivers, the hight of our trees and the kindness of our people, who are untiring in their efforts to live down the thousands of lies which have emanated north of Mason and Dixon's line." THE EfVECT OP KESCJIPTIOX. As it is thought probable that the country will resume specie payments, many persons are anxious to know how it will operate. Ob jectors say that the treasury will have to deem six hundred and fifty million of curren cy, that is, three hundred and fifty million of national bank notes Jin circulation and three hundred million of greenbacks to be kept in circulation, with only a hundred and fifty millions of coin to do it with. The St. Louis Republican gives the following intelligence on the subject: The fact is overlooked that the national bank notes are redeemable in srreenbacks as well as in coin. This is a very important provision. It will create a demand from the banks for an amount of greenbacks equal to their notes outstanding. Take a national bank that has one million dollars notes in circulation, on and after the first of January it is liable to be called on to redeem this in either coin or greenbacks, which ever it can procure most easily. In contemplation of me demand that may be made on it. the banks are already preparing to meet it not by procuring goia ana silver, tor there is very little gold and silver to be had, and one of these coins, gold, would have to be bought at a premium but by gathering greenbacks. which will answer the same purpose. Everv greenoacK tnus iaia away ior redeeming a national ban k note lessens the number that will be presented at the treasury for redemDtion. The demand for specie will provoke an equal demand for greenbacks, and one will exactlv equalize the other. The effect will be to make national bank notes, greenbacks and specie all of the same value, with a prefer ence for the paper monev on account ot it greater convenience in handling. The notion that there will be a uni versal and insatiable demand for cold and silver in exchange for paper money, after the hrst ot January, is a delusion. Things will go on pretty much as they do now. A. man wno has a one hundred dollar note will not take it or send it to the bank to get a one nunarea dollar greenback tor it; nor will the man wno nas a one hundred dollar green- c-acK take it to tne treasury to get silver tor it. The three kinds of money will be of the same value, and either will answer for ordi nary purposes as well as the other; so that there will be no occasion for converting one into the other. The only demand ior coin will come from the importers, and even this may be avoided by making greenbacks re ceivable for import duties. By the first of January next there will be about two hun dred and 6eventy-five million dollars sold and silver coin in the country, a large part of i 1 i " i . i iii in circulation; ana even n greenbacks are not made receivable tor duties, importers will be able to get all the coin they require with out presenting any considerable amount of greenbacks at the treasury for redemption. The New York Herald, of Friday, said: Secretary bherman will practically resume on the first of October, although he is not legally required to resume until the first of January. By anticipating the date and re ceiving greenbacks tor customs three months in advance he will forestall any rush for coin at the legal date of resumption by accustoming the country to the new order of things before he is bound by law to redeem, lie will thus prevent the first of January from being looked forward to as a critical point, and avoid any shock or sudden transition at that date. i- loating his vessel into port on a high tide, the passengers will not perceive when they cross cue bar. NEW PUBLICATIONS. How She Came into Her Kingdom: Romance, by Charlotte M. Clark. Published by Jarsen, M'Clurgl& Co., Chicago: for sale by A. F. Dod & Co., 279 Main, and by wills E wildberger, 317 Main street, Mem- pnis. The novel-reading world will be pleased with the above work of fiction. It is a prose poem, full of thought and interesting scenes ana incidents well pictured lorth, so as to charm the reader and make him or her wish that the story was longer, and the end ing more in accordance with the traditional winding up of love stories. It is not a socie ty novel by any means; it is a strong and somewhat tragic story, involving the super natural and the mysterious to a high degree; and although improbable and full of melo dramatic extravagance in plot the tale is managed with striking effect, which creates a most pleasing impression on the mind of the reader. It is evident that the writer had read up the French school of novelists, Victor Hugo and Jules Verne in particular. The English school has also been drawn upon cuiwer, ue toe, Mrs. Shelley, Uharlotte Bronte, "Ouida, etc. The romance is en tirely un-American in style, sentiment and character. ine storv is related with much circumstance and preciseness of detail, which adds no little to its interest. There is a shiD- wreck; those whom the storm spares are cast upon a rocky shore on the southwest coast of Africa. Ihe description of this climax of their trials is a fair specimen of the author's power. 1 here is a Kobtnson Crusoe finish in the following extract: " Without ques tion, or even show of interest, I have learned much of our companions if companions tney may oe called where there has been so little companionship. Of the sick, three arc dead; one ot them is Henri, M. de Pontbec s valet; the other two were passengers. The list of the saved is short: M. de Pontbec, father Duval, Captain Claridge (that is his name), Ahmed, Harvey, and another sailor named Davis. An old man, a woman, a priest, a soldier, an Arab groom, and two sailors, left of the three hundred souls, pas sengers and crew, who sailed from New York four months ago, on the nineteenth of Au gust! The raft, ocean and fever took the others. Of dumb animals, we have two horses, one cow, three sheep; these, with some fowls, about half the ship's supplies, and the cargo, or what can be saved of it, constitute our provision for the future. For tunately the greater portion of the cargo was grain, hay, coffee, and sugar. There were cattle killed by the breaking of timber and part of the engine at the time we struck; Captain Claridge, Harvey, Davis, and Ahmed are curing them, and occasionally working to make the ship healthful and comfortable for the living." The "one woman" is the hero ine; Captain Claridge is the hero; M. de Pontbec is one of the mysteries, and a won derful casket which works astounding phe nomena in the air and the waters and the earth, and transforms the heroine into a radiant beauty, is the other; Ahmed contributes the silence, the reverence, the devotion, and the salutations of the east; Father Duval is a French ecclesiastic whose character is skillfully drawn, and is in itself, if not ideally noble, lovely in its practical re lations. Indeed, it is the most carefully drawn character in the book, and it is fin ished and rounded up a by a master hand. The heroine is one of those wonderful crea tions; a mental product, not a physical one; a creation of the brain, and of a woman's brain, which revels in the ideal, not the real in life. The romance must be read carefully in order to be fully appreciated. Suffice it to aid that for freshness, strength, originality of thought4and plot, it has not been excelled by any of the modern Fchool of writpm either male or female. The endin? of tha romance leadi one to suspect that tne story win navi its sequel ere long. OUB CAPITAI LETTER Discusses the Political Situation, Par' tlcularly as Regards the Love Hayes aad his Party Bear Kaeh Other "Old Bar atarla A train." Special Correspondence ot the AppeaLl Washington, April II. The generally prevalent opinion here in regard to the Re publican caucus held last night is tkat it is 1 auure. have the appointment ot a con gressional committee and a debate on the resolution on civil service ob struction, introduced by Senator Sar gent, nothing was done of a definite char acter. The advice of the party organs, note' ble among them the New York Times, was "passed unheeded by." The only develop ments made were the expressed dissatislac tion with the administration by more than majority, and the fear on the part of the conservative minority that those who are dis satisfied might force an issue with the Presi dent and "split the party wide open just on the eve of what they consider a most momentous canvass. Not a single issue was projected, nor did the congressional campaign recieve any expressed consideration. Those who were against naves refused for a time to listen to tne rea sons of their opponents. Full ot their griev ances, they formulated them in speeches, ar guments and resolutions, and for a time the noise and confusion were so great as to threaten a hasty adjournment. But after an hour or more of free indulgence they were coaxed into terms, the Sargent resolutions were referred to the concrressional committee. of which Thorn berfir. of our State, is a mem ber, and, after the appointment of a joint senate ana nouse committee to say what legis lation is needed, an adjournment was bad. ine committee, as it is organized, is an friendly to the President, but it is not be' lieved that it will take any steps toward en couraging a breach with him; it will rather indorse the contemptuous treatment to which he has been subjected, and will recommend that the canvass be prosecuted without refer ence to him or his appointees. Contrary to the advice of the New York Times, the bloody shirt will be hoisted, and what has been improperly named tiayes s southern policy will be de nounced as in the nature of a leacrue with the party whose restoration to power Sargent says would be a great national calamity. In everv congressional district at lha north it will be asserted that the whole black popula tion of tha south has been reduced to politt cal bondage, and all the Republicans white as well as black have been practically diS' franchised. The attitude of the south and west on the money question will be pointed to as a revival of sectionalism in its worst form, and the passage of the silver bill will be declared the precursor ot repudiation It will be asserted that, failing to ruin the government by civil war, the south is intent upon a coalition with the west for the pur pose ot breaking down its financial status and bringing about universal bankruptcy and social ruin; that, in retaliation for the loss of the slave and other property during the war. tne people ot the south nope, through the Democratic party, to bring about the imme diate redemption of the bonded debt in greenbacks, with a view ultimately to the repudiation ot the whole. fJesides this a list of real and assumed southern claims to the amount of one hundred and fifty milbors of dollars is to be paraded as part of a scheme only that far developed to make a raid on the treasury for the payment of at least one thousand millions of dollars for the losses suffered by the scuth. thus ac complishing a ten per cent, compensation for such losses and increasing the public debt oy an amount that would assure the ultimate purpose ot repudiation. The Democratic party is also to be taxed with resDonsibilitv tor ail tne propositions tor subsidy now before congress, and it is to be loaded with respon sioiuty ior tne vagaries ot the extremes! in flationists, asjif those vagaries were a part of i.1 -kta: l T i. - l i r mi - mo iiauuiiiu itimocrauc Diauorm. dib is what the Republican leaders term turning the tables on the Democracy. Notwithstanding tne lace tnat the northern btates have to-day more than a billion in the form of subsidies and claims before the present con cress, as compared with perhaps one hundred million of claims preferred by the south, and not withstanding that the Democratic party by practical legislation has proven itself the party of economy, retrenchment and retorm. it is to be characterized as seized with a cormorant greed for the contents of the public purse and an insatiable desire to footer and encourage every form of subsidy wrong or right mat can increase tne profits of crreedy corporations at the exbenseofthe needy masses, such is the character of the cam paitrn that will be inaugurated and sustained by the Republicans. But they will not rely upon tnis aione. a iuna win be raised adequate to any emergency that may arise in doubtful districts in the hope that money may accom plish what lies cannot. The cry will be every thing ana any thing to secure a majority in and the organization of the house, in the be lief that such a triumph will make certain the election of Grant, who is to be the Re publican candidate tor the Presidency. OLD BAEATARIA AGAIN. Captain Cowdon. bv invitation. ameared beiore the committee on levees tor the Mis sissippi river. His friend. Doctor C. K. Mar shall, of Vicksburg, read Captain Cowdon's article "On the Deepening of the Channel and the Reclamation of the Low Lands.'' The argument of Captain Cowdon differed lrom the plans before congress, as much as the theory of Galileo on the solar system dif fered from the theory of others. lie arcrued that in contrast with the levee system which proposed to confine and dam up the waters to a sin trie channel, the true policy is to oDen all the outlets and divert Red river and all its tributaries from the Mississippi nver, which (would make the capacity for out flow Greater than that of the inflow. This would prevent any overflow, and also give the Mississippi river so much greater flood tide slope that during high water periods the current would have the force to wash out the sands that make the shoal places, and carry them to the gulf, deepening the channel. The results would be, that from Cairo to New Orleans there would be water enoueh for steamboats with ten feet draft, and this with out wing-dams or levees. Ihe reclamation of the lands in the valleys from overflow would be inevitable. The cost of this work could not exceed five millions; and to illus trate the system would not cost more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The article of Captain Cowdon made a fine im pression on the committee. j. m. e. SUNDAY'S TELEGRAMS. Madrid. April 14: Several Cuban leaders have arrived at Cadiz. Paris. April 14: Dion, chief engineer of the Paris exposition is dead. Halifax, April 14: Arrived Steamship Polynesian, from Liverpool. Paris. April 14: Ex-Queen Christiana, of Spain, had her thigh fractured by a fall. Rome, April 14: All the ministers were present at the dinner given by the king to General Grant on Saturday. Belgrade. April 14: A special says that Prince Milan is expected to proclaim the in dependence of Servia April 21st. London, April 14: A special from Volo re ports that the United States Corvette Marion sailed for Syria Sunday morning. Dublin. April 14: It is expected that Dr. Butt will resign his seat in parliament as well as the leadership in the home-rule party. ConBtantinoble. Amil 14: A disDatch as serts that the Russians have invited all the : towns of Bulgaria to send delegates to Phil lippopolis for the election of a prince. IndianaDOlis. Abril 14: All the men iniured by the boiler explosion at the Eagle machine works yesterday afternoon are still living, and the cliances are that they will recover. London, April 14: At a meetanar of cotton operatives, at Blakeley Moor, although adopting determined, resolutions against the reduction of wages, expressed their willing ness to submit the question to disinterested arbitration. Jacksonville, 111.. April 14: In a row this evening at the African Methodist church in this city, Tobias Hannas shot Clarence Hub bard dead, and mortally wounded William Baker. Hannas is not yet captured. New York, April 14: A dispatch from Norfolk tells of a fatal accident to George Leeds and Richard Varley, seamen, on the United States steamer Po what tan, who fell from the main topgallant yard while exer cising. St. Louis, April II: A national convention of the various horse shoers' associations of the country will commence here to-morrow. It is expected that representatives from nearly all the eastern and western States will be in attendance. New York. Airril 14: John Bnllincer. alia Jack Devino, an athlete of considerable reputation in si jorting circles, died at the hospital to-night, from injuries received sev eral days ago while wrestling with a bear at Albany. Tha surgeons, upon examining Bullineer after his admission to the hospital. found that he had been much mutilated by the bear. Cincinnati, April 14: The famous trotter, Smuggler, reached this aty this morning having traveled from San Francisco by pas senger train. After resting until Tuesday he will be taken to Abdaliah park, Cynthiana, Kentucky, where he will remain in the stud St. Louis, April 14: In an altercation early this morning between Hugh Gormley and Timothy Ryan, at a saloon on the corner of Angelica street and Broadway, the former struck the latter a tremendous blow on the neck under the ear, killing him almost in stantly, (jormley was arrested. Sorinefield. Mass.. April 14: Jessup Laflin's Woronoco paper mill, at Westfield with fifteen thousand dollars worth of man ufactured paper in the storehouse, was burned O-A J 1 A T oyan mcenaiary oaturuay mgnt. uoss, sev enty thousand dollars; insurance, forty thou sand dollars. The mm will oe rebuilt. New York. April 14: A farewell meeting was given to Bishop Schereschewsky to-night in Calvary church. He was recently ordained bishop of China and will start for the scene of his labors in a few days, making his head quarters at Shanghai. The services -were very interesting and the church was crowded Topeka, Ks., April 14: A special to the Commonwealth says that a tornado passed over Cottonwood, on the Santa Fe railroad. last night, blowing forty-five cars off the track, destroying a number of houses, and that some lives were lost. It is also reported that a stock tram was wrecked near Km poria. Halifax, April 14: The Fordham building, occupied by i ordham, a leather merchant. and H. C. Evans, general dealer, was burnt this morning. Total loss from forty-five to fifty thousand dollars. Insured in English offices. During the hre there was an explo sion in Evans's store, instantly killing Ed ward Fredericks, a member of the Union Protection company, who was saving goods. Fortress Monroe. April 14: The chiefs of the Kiowa. Comanche and Arrapahoe In dians, with their warriois. fifty-jix in num ber, confined at St. Augustine, Florida, for the past three years, arrived here yesterday, ana go west tnis evening. oevem,cen, How ever, will remain at the Hampton normal school. Among the chiefs are Lone Wolf, White Horse, Black Morse .and Kagle Wolf. Columbus, Ohio, April 14: Ex-State Rep resentative John O. Marshall, ot (jreorgetown. Brown county, Ohio, cousin of Ex-President Grant, was found dead in his bed at the Neil house this morning. He came to this city to argue a case before the supreme court. Gen eral exhaustion oi the system was the cause of his death. Deceased held the rank of colonel during the the late war, and was a prominent member of the legal fraternity of southern Uhio. Nashville, April 14: Intense excitement prevailed at Huntsville last night over the i - i" t r n i proposea lyncnmg or oen ivans, jCipnraim Hall, and Frank Kelly, all colored, who con tessed the assassination, the day previous, of George bhoenberger, a well-known butcher. They implicated Mike White, also a butcher. as having instigated them to commit the deed. The mob assembled at a late hour this morning and threatened to take them all out and lynch them, but the jail was kept well surrounded and they desisted. DESIGNS AGAINST THE JETTIES. Conspiracy to Injure the Jetties- Two Ships to be Grounded There Telesrraph Orders to Ob struct the Channel. The New Orleans Picayune, of Saturday. published the following correspondence: Office of South Pass Jetty Works, 1 New Orlkaks, AprU 12, 1878. 1 To the Editor of tha Picayune: Belie vino- that the correspondence herewith transmitted wilt be interesting and instruct ive to the merchants and business men of New Orleans, I submit it to you without com ment. Respectfully, etc., JAS. B. EADS. New Orleans, AprU 12, 1878. Captain Geo. M. H'Lellan, Acting Levee Agent New Orleans xowpoai Association, Aew Orleans: Dear Sib I have learned recently, with much astonishment, oi a deliberate plan to injure the channel of South pass, which is said to have been frustrated by you. acting as levee agent of the New Orleans towboat association. Will you please do me the favor to state tne iacts in tne case r v ery truiy, etc., JAB. B. EADS. Nbw Orleans, April 12, 1878. Captain James B. Eads, 122 Common street: Dear Sir In reply lo your note of this date 1 have to state that on or about the twentv-fifth of February last the ships ihorn dean and Viola were about to be put to sea by the towboat Calhoun. I was directed by J. W. Black, then acting as manager of the association, to instruct Captain Riddle, com manding the towboat Calhoun, to tow said ships to the head of the passes, and in towing them out of the jetties to ground them in such a way as to obstruct the channel, in re taliation for the towing of some vessels by one of the boats, owned by the contractors at the jetties. I declined to give such instruc tions, and he then told me to send Captain Riddle to him for orders. I went to my brother, Captain Thomas M Lilian, ana in formed him of Mr. Black's design, and he told me to sro and inform Mr. Covle. presi dent of the Good Intent towboat company, as the Calhoun belonged to his company, and this I did. The Viola's draft was twenty-two feet. The draft of the Thorndean I do not remember, but she was a vessel of deep draft also. Yours truly, . GEOBGE M. M'LELXAN. P. S. Captain Riddle, of the towboat Cal houn, has made the following statement in connection with this matter. a. m. m'i. Mr. Black, at the time referred to by Cap- M'Lellan, said to me that he was determined to block the channel through South pass bar, and that he had instructed two of his own captains to stick their ships in the jetties, and that 1 would know when 1 was to put the one I was towing aground by a telegram that would say, "Don't part cables." I answered all right. I talked to Captain Flynn. of the tugboat Mary Lee, one of the captains he re ferred to, and we discussed the matter to gether, and decided we would not do it, as the pilots would have charge of the vessels, and we did not think it either right of prac ticable. w. H. BIDDLE, Master of Calhoun. In an editorial referring to this correspond ence, the Picayune says: The incident referred to is ot so astound ing a character, it reveals so reckless a dis regard of public interests and of private rights on the part of a person who ought to enjoy the confidence of the public, that, were it;not for the standing and reputation of the gentlemen who make the charge, we should think it the freak of a disordered fancy. If investigation shall substantiate the accusa tion, the guilty person will deserve the sever est condemnation of an outraged community. We do not know that the law can reach the case; but we do know that scarcely any pun ishment can be too severe for such an act. Men have been known to do desperate things to gratify their vindictive spite; but a mali cious assault on great public interests, in re venge for a fancied personal wrong, is some thing almost inconceivable. 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Should be read by ail. Address as above. OrSoa hours from 9 A. M . to U P. at. Bundasa- a PRESCRIPTION FKKE. "TJVOB THE SPEEDY CUBE of Seminal Weakness, P Lost Manhood and all disorders brought on by Indiscretion or excess. Any druggist has the lngre- aienia. im. jauu 180 West Sixth street. TO THE TKJlDK. TO CITY TRADE! At Lowest Market Price. JNO.K. SPEED & CO. 363 Front Street. KOTICES. DIVIDEND NOTICE. T)T order ot the Board of Directors of the Mer f chants Insurance ComDany. a second return dividend of Ten (lO) Per Cent, uuon the cap ital stocK or saia company win De paid tne siock- noiaers on ana alter tne ntnaayoi admi. ik,, Certificates of stock will be required to draw dividend. fcrr" Office with Planters ins. Co., 41 Madison st. J NO. OVEBTOS. Jr., Pres'U C. C. HELDEsT, .Secretary. DEMOCRATIC ExecutiveCommittee. AT a meeting of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee, held Ariril H. 1K7K. at the courthouse, in the city oi Juempnis, the follow inn nroceedlnes were had: Jtenolved. That a Mass Convention of the Demo cratic and Conservative citizens of Shelby county Is hereby called to meet at coenran nan, in Memphis, On Thursday, April 18, 1878, at 11 o'clock a.m.. to ariDOlnt Delegates to represent Shelby county at the Convention to be held at Nash ville on Wednesday, May 2Vt, 18 ( 8, to nominate can didates for positions of Judges of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Resolved further. That the duties of this Com mittee cease witn tne meeting oi saia mass conven tion, and it win be expected to select a new Executive committee ior tsneiDy county. JOHN duhuyah, chairman. J. Mo. Brooks, Secretary. Various Causes, Advancing years, care, sickness, disappointment and hereditary predisposition, all operate to turn the nal gray, and either of them inclines It to shed prematurely. Atkb's Haib Vigob will restore faded or gray, light and red hair to a rich brown or deep black, as may be desired. It softens and cleanses the scalp, giving It a healthy action, and removes and cures dandruff and humors. By Its use falling hair Is checked, and a new growth will be produced In all cases where the follicles are not destroyed or glands decayed. Its effects are beautifully shown on brashy. weak or sickly hair, to which a few applica tions will produce the gloss and freshness of youth. Harmless and sure In Its operations, It Is Incompar able as a dressing, and is especially valued for the soft luster and richness ot tone It Imparts. It con tains neither oil nor dye, and will not soil or color white cambric; yet It lasts long on the hair, and keeps It fresh and vigorous. Fob Salb bt aix Dkalkrs. NOTICE. MlHHlHHIrTl AND TenKKSSBK RAILROAD COMPACT, I oecretary ana Treasurers omce. s "10UPONS, due 1st April, 1878, from consolidated J bonds, series A. of this com nan v. will be oald at the Union and Planters Bank, Memphis, or at the Importers and Traders National Bank. New York. as holders may elect. a H. LAMB, secretaiy and Treasurer. Memphis, March 22. 1878. PIANOS. nwfTVfn PIANOS. FOB SALS BT ja Goepel cfc Oo. He. S7S MAIN HTKERT. JUST OPENED! BENSON'S NEW MUSIC PALACE 807 Main St., Under Peabodj Hotel. THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS, ORGANS, Musical Merchandise and Sheet Music Ever brought to Memphis, AT IIAIID-TIMK F1UCE. N.B. Schools. Seminaries and Merchants will please give me a oaU. . JL. BJKMMOX. SALT TV fnfT mm MENKEN BROTHERS 0 Uik k lister teeld 0 French Dress Goods ! BROCADE&BOURETTE SILKS legaiit Hreiiadinefj! MOURNING DRESS GOODS WRAPS ! FICHDESI SHAWLETTES! Late' Costumes! MENKEN 3R, WHEELER, PICKENS & CO HAVE REMOVED TO A FEW DOORS Will open THIS WEEK a new Croquet Sets, Base-Balls, Baskets, thing in the way of WOOD and than the lowest. The best PATENT CHURN POWER in the world now on hand. Ma C PEAKCE. PEIRCE, SUGGS & GO.. WHOLESALE fcrllOCEKS, Cotton Factors and No. 258 Front street, Memphis, Term. PABTIfTHsLAIt ATTEyTIOIf aPajRsvXisra- URRAY & RIDGELY, MERCHANT TAILORS, No. 37 Madison Street WE TAKE PLEASURE IX ANNOUNCING TO OUB PATRON9 THE PUBLIC GENERALLY THAT we are now prepared with the LARGEST and MOST VARIED STOCK OF STAPLE and FANCY GOODS, suitable for the requirements of our trade, ever offered In Memphis. We have KEDFCEIt suuauie ior me requirements oi our iraae, ever onerea in Memphis. v e nave UEIH UKI 4. We make nice Basinass Hutting;, of Imported Croodsv, from 1135 and 1, mo an to enable everybody to have their Clothlns; Made at Home, inntead liar their orders oat of the city to sseeond-elass establishments. We are upward of aendi showing complete lines of elegant Coatings. Suitings, ouuicu uitutes. vve cau cuuuueuiu yruuiise complete 'Give us a call and be convinced. M. II. COOVJBR. Ooover MANUFACTURERS OF DOORS.SASH.BLINDS.Etc FRAMES OF ALL KINDS MADE TO ORDER. THOBOTJGHLT 8EAHOXED Flooring, Ceiling, Siding and Dressed Lumber of all kinds, kept constantly on band. Gin-work and Tanks made to order. Also Cottonwood Flooring, Ceiling and Siding for sale. We tag an inspection of our large stock. 161 and 173 Washington St., Memphis. A. C TREAD WELL. A. B. TREAD WELL. A.C.&A.B.TBEADWELL&CD. K3UCCXSSOBS TO A. & Wholesale Grocers No. 11 UNION STREET. MEMI'IIIS. TEXl., OFFER 10,000 bundle Iron Ties. 5000 rolls lOOO palls lOO hhds. ou ciereea namg, SO tlerees liard, SOO brls. Ite fined guu, yc.MHi hears SOOO barrels Halt, SOO plus. New Sf aekerel, lOvO plta-a. Tobaee, Ttsft-ether with a full Una of Caa aorxl. ConslurnmentSOf Cotton solid Led. and liberal sura .aw ssu as mat eoosignea nuoi nver. urn eat PLANTATION AND AGRICULTURAL In store, the starrest and most Complete Mtoetc Kept In this Market. Hoes. Traces, Hames, Blind Bridles and Collars. Mintrletrees. Back-Bands, Ktc, Kte. Heavy H he If-Hard ware in rreat variety. Blacksmiths' and Carpenters' Tools, Iron and Hteel. Mole Agvits for B. F. Avery aft Hons, and William CI ore's Plows. Cotton-Merapers and Mweeps. Owner of the JUltchell Patent Cotton-Scraper. OR GILL BROTHERS & OO. 31Q and 313 Front St.. Memphis. MERCHANT TAILOR, No. 190 32ain Street, A complete stock of IMPORTED CLOTHS Doeskin, Casslmeres andVesttnes, constantly on band, "iood Business Suits made to order for $30, and others at equally low prices. J. T. FABGASON JAMES J. T. FARGASON & CO. WHOLESALE Grocers and Cotton Factors 369 Front and 32 Clinton Sts., Memphis. Misses' Costns! " BROTHERS. BELOW UNION. assortment of Children's Carriages, etc. A complete stock of exery WILLOW-WAKE, at prices lower No. 348 MAIN STREET. L. B. SUGGS. Commission Merchants PAID TO THK NATR OF COTTON Memphis. Tennessee. Casslmeres and Testings, of French, English and gausiaciion to our patrons. MIKBAY A RIDfcJEJV WM. MIXsL.It. & Miller, 8. 8. TREAD WELL TREAD WELL & BROS.), and Gotton Factors, rOU 8ALX Baa-Kins, Lard, Harar, S6000 barrels Flout lOO rasks Baron, fbOO barrels Whisky Kails, iuwi Dawes .;onee. advaneM murfa on Ham a. All Cotton Insnrmd ashtlats occerwise instructed. HARDWARE IMPLEMENTS! Sfemphis, Tennessee. A. HUT, C. C HEJJf PLUMBING. Browne, the Plumber. Gas Pipesj Water Pipes, Steam Pipes, Stone Pipe. Rubber Pipe, Bath Tubs, Pumps, Hydrants, 6u Fixtures X Gm Fittings I Urass Fittings! ETERTTHUS'G CHEAT. J. W. X. BROWNE, 258SecopdSta. opp. Court Square IsITIIOG KAFH PBIJiTllUG. PRICES to SUIT THE TIMES is PRINTING! BOOKBINDING AID - BY- S. C. TOOF & CO. 15-17 Court St. RT Having the most complete establishment of the kind In the Southwest, and the machinery being operated by steam, we are enabled to turn out work with great dispatch, and at PRICES AS LOW as any In the United States. We make no specialty in any of our departments, but give all oar best at tention. Blank Books receive the same careful attention as do those One Wedding and Party Invitations that we are now almost dally exe cuting; and Bill Heads and Isetter Heads receive the same care that we devote to our fine Em craved Certlfleates of Steele, Diplo mas, etc. We have first-class faculties for all work we undertake either in Printing, Bookblnd lng or Lithographing. Give as a trial BOYLE PRINTING CO W. F. UQYLE, : PBOPKIETOK. 317 MAIN STREET, MEMPHIS. t& Prices" for Printing and Binding', making Blank Books as Low, and perhaps Lower, than the prices of any Printing Office or Binder j in the East or West. t-g" Come and inqnlre. IJNDEKTAKJKIfJS. . H. HOLST. T. W. HOU3Z. O. B. HOLST & BRO. UNDERTAKERS, 3SO Slain, opp. Peabody Hotel. ALWAYS on hand, a large assortment of MetalUa Case, and Osskets, and Wooden Cofllna, f every description. 9 Orders by telegraph paomptl, Oiled, acf asea hipped C. O. D. JAB. 1XAH2BTY J. J. HUIJUVAH. Flaherty & Sullivan, UNDERTAKERS, S17 Second Street, near Monroe 1VTXTAXLIC AND WOODKN BURIAL CA8K3 -LYJ- and Casnrra. Eleeant Robes. Gents' Suits and Coffin Trimmings. Orders by telegraph sent promptly i. u. v. oorasisu uw)tion pAia (oemosumina. NEWSPAPERS. 1 Daily& Weekly Papers for the People Terms mt Sabseri ptlen. Dally aft. Weekly DAILY: One copy, one month, by mall 1 OO One copy, one year, by mall lO OO One copy, six months, by mall S OO One copy, one week. In dty fts One copy, one month, In dty 11 WEKELT: Onefoopy, oneiyear m OO One copy. li months 1 5 HEW FIRY1S. Xotloe. rpHB Floral Department of the Nurseries of B O. X Craig A Co. have been this day sold lo Messrs. J. H. Nale Co., who will continue the same as here tofore, at the Seed Store of B 6. Craig Co., 870 Alain street. Memphis. Thanking a moM liberal public for past patronage, we bespeak a continuance of tbe same to the above firm. March 22, 1878. B. G. CRAIG ft CO. J.H.NALE&CO FLOWERS, Bedding Plants, Ornamental Shrubbery, and General Nursery Stock. We offer for sale at lowest RETAIL and WHOLE SALE rates, wbat we believe to be the largest and nest assorted stock ot the above artlclea in th Southwest, r'isje Bases a specialty. 379 Main street. Memphis. Tenn. NOTICE. IHATK this day admitted JOHN H. COCKS as a partner In business. The style of the firm will be H. B. HOWELL k CO. from this date. All par ties Indebted to tbe old Ann of H.B. Howell are re quested to eome forward at once and make settle ment. March 12. 1878. H. B HOWELL. NEW FIRM. H. a HOWELL. JOHN H. COCKS. H. B. HOWELL & CO. GROCERS, COTTON FACTORS And Commission Merchants, 268 Front StU, Memphis, Tenn. The new Arm solicits a continuance of tbe pa tronage heretofore extended to the old arm. fflGMMG MegiisAH