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2 THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL--SUND Y, DECEMBER 29, 1S7S. MEMPHIS Air bit ft-rins of KulT I J: t lun. Wallj A. Weekly 1; 1 1 LTf I Or.i1 i-oi-y. one ypar. tij ui:i One -i . ! months, t.f ni 11! t. jw.-f, or.w t,:t:raii, i y ic-ui v nu (x r, out- in cm WtZKI.T ; On j si'T. 0' Tr Oio c.'t-j. h.x monrhs 1 no S 4K 1 M Jti . . 4 IKJ .. I WW itatr of Adx-rtlalnc Hit imwtiori, rr n jtiare SI WO S Ui- i Wilt liuxrtloos, lT J1UV S3 r.u it nn- solid r.i.tn.tirfll inajtes one suara, anu l?!v lino make one Inch. L.-aI rnirn are twenty cvtits per line (LTS. Insnr tl -:!, nr.erti crtilit t-r llti r Wbek. S..t, eu. nr.' ten tents per lln Dnrt Insertion, and n.p ivnw ir lt eju:li .ubetjuent Insertion. f D HMt i::tri".; notion, rur,eml notiooa and t;ot! i'lries, urecuire1 Ht r srulnr ratm. Vo ,v.;i nui acoe;l m.j atlveritement to follow read In miurr. 'A'o :oatribaturi aud CorrrHpondeiU. Wo , licit leturi Mini com munlcAtloDS a Don sutvjMt or Ki-neiHl inU Te-t, but ucti rniwl alwats te so- con;aniI oy a reauonslDle hmm. Vr will not p-liiru relected communication. U:ir iiiHll-txMiliM aro aept b lMlOi&ot, and not bf 8 je .men cotiies sent free of chares. 4a letters, cuinmuiilcauuDi, or anytiilng ela tor.tbe Arrui- slioiiia oe aaareea orlerlrii txinrrs clittiuted from one postofltee to anutuer, ihe uaiues ot both lOatolBoea should be . el ven. (tALLA WAY 4 KKiTLNG, M C. iIuxawat, t 282 Second street, J. M. Kkt.m. Mfm'ihlq, Tenn m:dai. : J.JfcICEJIBr.11 2, 18J8 l,KT I N IIEANOS TObLTUKR. Tuesday nijrf.t the people of Memphis propose holding it public meeting with view of dincussini? the indebtedness of the city. Kvtrrcitizm of Memphis should be pres-nt, in order to give force to any eipres sion that may ba made. If the meeting be t.rua'1, its opinion will have no weight. It is to be hnped that there will be a general turn out, and that our people will come together, not devoted to any particular line of policy. but for t'ae purpose of reasoning together uud acting in harmony. The prospect is not radiaut with hopeful anticipations. It can not be disputed that the paramount desire is t ) it " t rid of the mandamus, so ruinous to the houO'it tax-payer. To achieve this ob ject will require the co-operation of the people of Memphis. If they are united their voice will ba potential. Thoe who favor compromise end the fundinof the city debt at tifty cent, will be sustained by the people of Memphis, who regard t'aii as the right and safe road out of our embarrassments. Those who oppose a compromise at a higher rate than twenty-Eve cent?, cr a Tpeal of the city charter without any regard to a compromise at all, wou'd have many friends but for the belii f that the legislature would not grant n rtpt-al unless pntibfii'd that a far and equi table compromise had been offered by the city and rt j ;ct t by the creditors. A repeal of Ih? city clruttr cannot be passed through t'uo lng!laturi' unless it ba shown that a com promise is iiiisible, and that a repeal is tha dtii thing to save our people from rnin Those who urge a repeal and oppose the funding of the city debt, are unintentionally laboring to saddle upon the tax-payers writs of mandamus from which they must be freed or confiscation will b'i inevitable. We are not sincular in this opinion. Brownsville ii staggering under the burdens of taxation una, liuo .kieuipUif, aaks rtutt by a compro mise with her creditors, and if that fails, a repeal of the city charter. In d. --.assicg this But'j -ct, the Urownsville Stole my: A chirt.-r?d city stands in prec.'.'Wy the same relation to i!.t creditors as an ikdivid ual. If a man borrows money from the bank, and Ends when it falls duo he is una Lie to meet kid obligation, the next best thing he can do is to renew the note, and if possible pay the interest, or at least a part of it. riuallyt if he enn do none ot these things lie turns over his assets to his credit ors, un.d in that way shows at least a desire to pay what ho owes. Brownsville has done none of these things, and under such a state ot iitlaics there is not a legislature on earth that would waste a moment's time in consid ering our condition. Inert tore we repea that the committee appointed to confer with our creditors have no time to lose. It de volves upon them to do the work which ought to have been done long ago by our cny government. Something must be done at onc-i. K -pudiatioa is not only disgrace tul, but it is legally impossible. But it the creditor are- approached in the proper spirit, and fail to ohVr any compromise, then it will be a pertinent question whether self-protection d ies not demand that we seek temporary relief in the abolition ot our charter. For be it remembered that this relief can only be temporary, as the power to levy and collect tax-H eff the people for past due debts will not be destroyed by such a procedure. The remarks of the States are sensible, and what is more to be admired, they are just. The States tells tha people of Brownsville what tho Appeal has already said to the people cf Memphis, that "there is not a leg islature on earth that would waste a mo ment's time in fonsideringa repeal" until we show a desire to pay something. If this be true, those who favor an unconditional repeal of the city charter are working in the inter est of the bondholder and for fastening upon the tax-payer writs of mandamus for the next two years, during which time most of the real estate1 in the city will have been con fiscated. The Appeal has been classed as a high-tax journal. Four or five years ago, when times werj prosperous, before the hard times set iu and the shrinkage in values, and when tho taxable property of the State showed that Tennessee was able to pay the rate ot taxatiou which thirty-three States of this Union paid, we denounced the repu diates ; r r sr, and joined the people in urg ing upon the legislature to maintain the credit of the State. Bat the prolonged stag nation in baslno::?, which has bankrupted 0 many thousand individuals, has also bank rupted States ai.d municipalities. In mot of the case s tho individuals have found re lief by compromising with their creditors. Municipalities are asking for the same thicjr. Uents are not what they were when this de.lt was contracted. If real estate com manded the same price at which it sold when the debt was contracted, the people of Mem phis would not ask for a compromise or pro pose a if peal of the city charter. But since the debt was created property in this city has dcpreeir.ted three or four hundred per cent. Keul t;:ta;e, instead of being produc tive, as formerly, is a tax upon the owner. The number delinquent tax-payers are on the increase; .aid if the good men, the hon est tax-payers, v.ho always respond ti the behests of the law, cannot escape from the exaction made Ly wriU of mandamus, they will be forced to surrender their property to the insatiable deuands of the tax gatherer. If the meeting on Tuesday eight is wise, it will present a so'id front in demandics that the city debt le compromised end fjnded during tho next thirty days; and if this fad, it will be cmallr as wise in uniting and spending tue succeeding thirty-five da; the passage through the iegis'u of the city charter. securing a repeal i:hkabiiai:i jushipahtieh. This seems to bo a popular theme at pres ent. For the past week the press has had much to say on that hackneyed and exhausted subject, "Christinas," and for the next week tue newspapers will be lumbered with stale editorials about the "New Year." But the em- barrassmenU of municipalities have not been and will not be forgotten. Thisquestion is at tracting more attention than the Potter or Blaine investigations. The New York Times turns from the festivities of the season and diw:us:-es the embarrassed municipalities. Und3r this head it 6ays: I vre s.d ); out southern cities to illustrate :Le di.iCU-si. not municipal indebtedness, it is not because tho roblem to be solved has any tn:a tf sectionalism, but because certain southern CJmoiunities are frank in their tefVreuces to its solution. There is, unfortunately, very little difference between east and west, north and south, when tax-payers entertain the idea of ridding themselves of obligations by ether methods than that of honett payment, uur own ttate is discredited Ly repudiation in the case of two or three bonded towns, and he threat is freely uttered that unless the State provide relit f the example will tw argely followed. New Jersey has at ieaot wo towns, or cities, which, not content witii letault, are hunting for excuses to wipe out debt. Illinois municipalities etigger under an agar-gate indebtedness of fitty-one mil lion nine hundred and torty-two thou-and six hundred and ninety-one dollars; and the record stiords plenty ot evidence as to the existence of a desire to escape tha penalty ot rash expenditures by punishing the people who were credulous enough to supply ttie money. Uountiea ana towns in iiiesouri fiure still more disgracefully; and even Iowa, proud as it has reason to be tt its tiuancial position as a State, is not without municipalities of whie bad faith it may well be aBhamed. In this matter, thereiore. no section of the country can lay claim to a superior reputation on the ground of tax payers integrity. As regards states me case is otherwise. "Minnesota stands alone in its infamy as a re.udiator among northern and western States; while the dishonest proposi tions now pending in Virginia and Tennessee are imitations of a process that taints the re cent history ot a third of the southern State. This is certainty a gloomy picture. The people naturally inqu:re the cause ot the inability of municipalities and States to meet their obligations, and they have no difficulty in tracing it to the Republicans who have ruled the country for seventeen years, and whose policy has brought ruin and bank ruptcy upon municipalities, States, and the people. The people of the south have been robbed and persecuted by plunderers, backed by bayonets, and with a debt piled upon them amounting to three hundred millions, the legacy of carpetbag rule, it is not sur pricing that the south is bankrupt and un able to meet its obligations. So soon as Texas secured home rule and was free from the thefts of adventurers and a govern ment propped up by bayonets, a ceaselefs tide of emigration commenced pouring into the State, The returns of the November election in Texas show a total vote of 216,392 for members of congrei-s, or 36,065 to a mem ber, twice as heavy a vote as that cast for a congressman in Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine. Of this vote, 148,061 was Dem ocratic and 68,331 opposition; a Democratic majority of 79,730. Lubbock, Democrat, for treasurer, gets a plurality of 107,833, and a majority of 77,613, Moore, Democrat, for chief justice, a majority of 128,782, Only nine out of more than two hundred counties in this State gave anti-Democratic majorities. Notwithstanding the fact that it is an off year, this is the heaviest vote ever po'.led in Texas, and, on chief justice, the largest Democratic majority ever obtained in this or any other State in the Union. Texas now ranks as the ninth Stzte in her vote, equaling Massachusetts, which in 1S70 Lad by the census, double the population of tho Lone Star State. This freedom from the rule of Radicalism, this great increase in popuhv tion, would enable the municipalities and the State of Texas to meet their obligations were they so unfortunate as to bo in debt. Since the States of Alabama, Mississippi and Ar kansas have passed from under the control of adventurers, and been ruled by the tax-pay ing people, their pecuniary conditions have been greatly improved. These States have no rich lands to offer at government prices, and as a consequence emigrants locate in Texas. The Radical press talk about the i" infamy of the south em repudiating States," but the causes of repudiation can be traced to Radical rule. The slanders of the Radical newspapers induce foreigners and the peopl of the north to shun the southern States, and repudiation is thus made possible. A travel ing hbeler of the south recently wrote to the Chicago Tribune as follows: In reply to the assurances that Alabama was free from all political disturbances, he said, that, while he supposed it to be true, nevertheless the belief had become so een eral in Europe that the southern States were in an unsettled condition, and the rights of persons and property, especially of thosa who were not natives, were so constantly disrc garded us to render it impossible to induce capitalists to truat either their money or the representatives of their interests in any part of the south. He said that, of late, this feeling had rapidly increased amoner European capitalists, owing to the knowl edge of the lenient and, in European eyes, extremely wise course pursued by Presi dent Hayes toward the south. Where previously there had been sympathy abroad for the south on account of the inter ference of the general government, the opin ion now is that no excuse for such continued disorders as have been reported exists, and such companies as his own were making up their minds that society there was in little better than a semi-civilized condition, and capital could not afford to take risk invest ments. It is by just such falsehoods as is contained in the above that southern States and munici palities are prevented from receiving that in flux of population which would enable thein to meet their obligations. The Radical press seek to destroy the south by just such false hoods as will be found in the above extract, and then they defame our people for not meeting obligations which would have been met but for these falsehoods, and which, in many cases, would never have existed but for the thieves foisted upon the south by Radical malignity. The bondholders should apply their tirades of abuse to the party which has bankrupted the south and para- j zed the great business interests of the coun try. THE TK.NMiSWEE EPI1IE3IIC BE rOKT. The Nashville American, of Wednesday last, contnined the report of Dr. T, A. Atchi son to the president of the State board of health, Dr. J. D. Plunket, upon tho recent epidemic. The report has particulars that are certainly surprising to us, and we think they will be no less so to our readers who are acquainted with the circumstances of the par ticular cases. We mean, for instance, those who know the condition of our bayou and back alleys before the fever appeared last August, a condition that led Dr. Mitchell to call upon our public authorities to institute quarantine, a call he made before yellow-fever appeared in New Orleans, and over a month before it appeared in Memphis. It is well known that a sewer fell in at Grenada before the fever appeared there. This sewer had been unclosed and disregarded for years. The filth, the skeletons of decaying horses and other creatures that were exposed by the exposure of the contents of the sewer to open day, when the roof of the swer fell in, was all explained at the time the fever broke out there. Lot the reader take his knowledge of the condition of Memphis, and of the condi tion of Grenada when the fever broke out in each of those cities, and apply it to the conclusion, copied below, of the report made to the president of the board of health of Tennessee, and he can judge for himself how much that document is worth. We must do the author of the report the justice to say that he styles the report not final, but "preliminary." We call attention to one point in this report which -is undoubt edly certain, that, as recently explained in the Appeax, if the quarantine system be adopted as the policy of the United States, that policy will not be confined to the sea ports. If, with the uncertain, yet very valu able, aid of quarantine, yellow-fever should get into Memphis, then Memphis would bo quarantined as a ship in the offing is quaran tined. No one outside would want to come in, and those inside would not be allowed to go out. No sending of wives, sibters or chil dren to the north or to the towns around us. A very serious thing called the cordon sanl taire would be drawn around Memphis, and within that lina we and oars must face the fever and endure till its horrors without pofsi bility of escape. The following are extracts from the report: Perhaps, after all, Memphis, Browns ille and Chattanooga 8 jfferei by reason of too much ot that virtu - s.r.J to be akin to godliness," (cleanliness). Tne question natu rally arises, suppose quarantine should up insufficient (a well-ground' i fear), or that the term should survive a mild southern winter, and begin saain in July its march ot estruetion, what then? U.ir orae'es are dumb, but the asC!aion unamuiously adcpted a resolution (which your representa tive had the honc-r to t'fl":r) strongly urging States counties and municipalities to ent-r at once upon a work ot sanitary retorm. Aud this it. the work that now cuiis loudly upon Tennessee. He who he-ita'es maybe lot. Let the United States government draw her grand corrioH-snnituire. If it pro- cts. well; but it that line should be broken by the enemy, 1-t us h.'.v-i a quarantine of our ojfD, which will enaoie us to ureas con nection, by rail or waVt, with infecte'' or suspected places beyond car limits. But, after all, our stronijer-t re'ianc-o is upon a thorough syslem of internal sanitation. Let cities and villages provide abundant supplies ot pure water, relieve damp soils by sub soit drainage, carry tue waste to tue hungry plant, aud leava nothing to feed disease germs or attaint the pure breath of heaven, then the pestilence that wast th at noonday will never again cast its shadow over happy Tennessee homes. 'or the Sunday Appeal. I How a Mau tieln I P la the 3IorniDg. In the Usue of your pap"c on Sunday last, you gave a description ot how a man goes to bed, which 1 thinK rather a late article. Now I will give you something "earlier, How he i?ets uo in toe tnornintr, particu larly if the weather regulator is below zero. Opening his eyes about half way, he casts a stealthy glance toward the quarter where is supposed his "better half" to be, and an other toward the grate or other liko place, ac companied by a melancholy gruno of dissat isfaction, t inu'ng tnis uos not uave tuo de sired effect, namely, animated motion on the feminine part of the bed, he rnea quickly, at, the same time carrying the bedcovering with him, thus ventilating wife and bed at the same time. By dint of poking, raking, etc., for some half hour cr so, the wife, baby, or other individuals convenient, have been thor oughly aroused from what would have bien, otherwise, a sweet morning cap. lie nxt proceeds to dress, which is accomplished atter sundry turning nnd twisting off of buttons and straps. The baby about this time com mences his morning "matinee, and iater- famtltas toins in the chorus with, 1 dun t thinit tUfre is a greater nuisance than this baby." This last volley does more to awaken the latent sensibilities ot the maternal ances tor than all else combined, aud catching ihe abuse 1 infant to her bosom, she says: "Never try to make another fire as long as yoa live." Aud so ends the chapter enacted m many households, only serving a? a medium ot proper circulation of domestic health. Yours, MRS. F. u, liaughed. Hernelf to Death. Providence Journal: "One of the most extraordinary deaths that ever was chronicled in this city occurred yevterday, and is to-day the tain ot the town. Ipp circumstances are as follows: Mr. JobIiut," Walker is a respect able colored mau, residing oa Fillmore street, and married a short time since a young woman of excellent character, and who was not quite twenty years ot age. Joshua proved a worthy husband, always loukintr alter tne household comfort. Day before yesterday be purchased some tresa poik, whicn he intend ed to salt down lor the ccmincr cold weatner Yesterday he went to the cupboard for the purpose of obtaining salt with wruca to m ike a brine for the pickli;:;r, and too'; from ajar what he presumed was the required article, tnereatter proceeded t the ociiar t ii" it on the meat. His wife, Its'i, ueiug u'-toct iwr household duties, did not notice v.h..f. f husband w&s about, but, when t! t.iuw down from tho chambers, made the di oveiy almost immediately that Josliua hao f,,K'-n a quantity cf granulated sugar to salt th p-rk Sao did not rave ami uel mad, lint posiiblj had she taken that turn she would not now be lying cold in death. Instead fcho set out to a beartv laugh, going to the spot vrb her husband was. Her laughter continued tor some time, there beinir not the leii'-t clm sation. She laughrd, nnd lau he.!, and laughed, her presumed merriment gs-ttinar more boisterous each moment. 1' lra !y t:;e husband became alarmed and sent out f.r as sistance, and soon his landlord, D.-ueon U.-u- ry Hazard, orrivvn, witnessing lr, a lew uini utes the pocr woman's departure, it 's linked tor the better land. Si lie had posUive.iy laughed herself to death. The huso aid's hor ror at this extraordinary result oi his ir-no cent mistake can be better imagined than described. He was warmly attached to his young wife, and it is fitting, in drawing the veil over the terriole scene, to cay that they were bolh exceedingly wortny persons, u tl:st the husband has toe fcyriiiMtby of sro. of people in this his 1 wir -of trotil.lt-,'' A 31 OOF. It ' UUMtU. He was swlnginc oi, the gite Sue had cautioned Urn to wait And be waited. Hour flitted, came she not; Fled his pat(enc-, and he got Aggravated. "I will glva h?r a f urprlse." This he inutteied and he flies To her winder. And he warbled, "I am here; Come and conifoit me uiy dear. My Beliuder." Then he scooted, taking not AH the components of what Eobed his body. And the cur that sot ard chewed Wlnk-ed shy. as if he "knewed" It was slicddy. Recovery of uu Art Treasure. San Francisco Chronicle: "A Chronicle reporter made an art discovery at a pawn broker's in thi3 city which is likely to cause some excitement among connoisseurs. In looking over curious and valuable relica, the pawnbroker produced, merely as a handsome piece of work, a brooch with a painting upon its face, which, upon inspection, turned out to be one of Richard Conway's unrivaled minature portrait paintings, and probably one of the finest specimens of the kind in America. It is the face and half covered breast of a beautiful woman, and executed in Conway's best manner, and at a time when he was at the summit of his fame, then greater than any man of his time in his branch of art. It is a large-sized miniature upon ivory, mounted in a frame of solid gold, and as fresh as the day it left tbe studio. The painter's initials, '11. C.,' are upon the face under the glass coveriusr, while upon the re verse side, under another covering of glass, is a beautiful wreath of intertwined auburn and goideu hair. The wreath encircles a cord bearing the names of Richard Conway and Maria Holdueld. C-jnway had a wiie whose maiden naino was Maria. Iladfield, ul niost as celebrated as himself, and tho name is probably misspelled here. It is possible, however, that the portrait may be that of one of the numerous ladies with whom tradition says Conway flirted. The picture came into the pawnbroker's hands a year since as a se curity on a loan of ten dollars, through one of a titled Englia'umiu's family, whose father had purchased it at auction. Cjnway was the moat successful im. tutor t.f Correiito, and a favorite of Georj;'? IV, and patronized by all the nobility of Eogland. " It is un doubtedly genuine and of great value." A Jewish .liewspspsr's Adivlce. Reformer and Jeici.h Time, December 2-"th': "In view of the fact that -Mr. Hilton's insult to the Jewish people m the matter of the Grand Union hof .-1 tcandal has deprived the firm of A. T. Stewart V' Co. of all Jew ish custom, and thereby seriouoly ir.jared its business, many people nr-i inclined to regard this sudden act of liberality on the part of Mrs. Stewart as a bid for lbrgiveneja and fa vor. Others think that in requiring the treas urers of the societies of which Mrs. S:ewart offers to contribute to call upon hiui for the money, Mr. Hilton has purposely undertaken to add a disagreeable condition to Mrs. Stew art's charitable otter. For one of these two reasons a large number of our co i ilitjionists think U.at the directors of th.;ps)luai are right in firmly but politely declining Mrs. Stewart's contribution. We do not concur in this view of the case. The directors ot the three soci-ties are simply trustees of charitable institutions, and they haye no right to allow their personal prejudices, either as individuals or as members of a raco, to prevent them from pertoiming their duty. In ti.eir official capacity thoy aie the guardi ans of thij widow and the orphan, and they would do a wrong to fliem it they allowed themselves to stand between them and the benefits to be derived from Mrs. Stewnrt's offered contribution. It may appear to them nndignined to accept money through Mr. Hilton, alter Mr. Hilton's: behavicr; it may be unpleasant for them to ccra- in con! act with Mr. Hilton in any way, but theie is soma thing more than dignity ut stake; th?re is a q aestion of duty; and the duty cf the guard ians of a charitable trust clearly is to take all the money they can get for charitable purpo ses, as long as the money is not known to bve been improperly obtained," Chambers's Journal. ) t niHim. I bell li-jr. laughing, in mj arms,' A blue-eyed child, with curls ot gold; Sbe stroked my boyish cheek and said: "I'll marry you when I am old." We m?et araln. Those pretty lo?ks Weie combed and hound aoout her head. A lltte scnool-glrl. staid and shy: She must not romp with me, she said. A few more years, and then I found A blooming maid. wet seventeen; Few were ner word, ana coy her looks: And yet she loved me well, I ween. Lone did I woo. 'm'd hope and fear; My iH'iy was not lightly won; She bid her love, and tbougbt It shame; At last my welcome task was done. I hld her. blushing, tn mi arms; And tren my bashful prize I told. How she had promised Ion ago she'd marry tus when ohe was old. Tbe blissful days sped quickly on. And I bad pledged h-r with a ring; But ah! so much loolirge it proved! My lovd was such a tin; thing. But yet Rbo would not have It changed. Tiiongli from her band It oft would slip; An evil omen. I would s ly. While she but laughed with Joyous Hp. I left my darling for a space as n-nrerdie the wedding day; "One little week." I said. and then 1 never more need go away." I left her bealtby. blooming, bright. The rosy color in her cheek: I came to nnd her wan and wulte Alas! that fatal "little week." Ob. fell disease, now stay thy band. And leave ne all I love In life. In vain 1 cried; the toucb of Death Was on h.r, oh! my promised wife. 1 held her. dying. In my arms. Tue ring fed from ber finger cold; Wee rung, I took It, and she breathed: "I'll marry you when I am old." She knew not what she said, poor child; Gone from her was bright reason's ray But still I keep that ring and wait tor an eternal wedding day. SILVER OT TO BE SHELVED. Tbe Members of the Clearinghouse Ieveloplns Opposition. New York Graphic, Saturday: The position assumed by the self-constituted cleannghouse committee which visited Washington, and, after a conference with Secretary Sherman, announced that the remonetized silver dollar would only be received on deposit for return in kind, seems likely to be overturned by the action of the banks themselves. While two or three banks have already announced to thsir depositors that silver will only be re ceived upon that condition, the president of a prominent bank said this morning: "We shall issue no such notice, and I have talked with the presidents of other banks who have reached the same conclusion. The only banks which have or will issue any such notice are those which were identified with the precipitite action of the clearinghouse and are obliged to carry out their plan a a mat ter of consistency. J heir action was simply ihe result of prejudice and had no reasonable basis, for if all the new dollars that hve been coined or nre likely to be coined during Sec retary Sherman's Administration were thrown into New York at once, they would hardly be sutliciect in amount to embarrass the banks." This gentleman is not alone in the expression of this view of the situation, and when a prominent Wall street banker was asked this morning wheth er he had heard of the proposed plan for a meeting of merchants to oppose the action of Mr. Coe s institution, he replied: "iso, 1 naa not heard of it and I do not think any such meeting will be held. It is certainly not necessary, for tbe clearinghouse is already ashamed of iU action, aud most of the banks will take legal-tender silver in reasonable amounts without regard to their notices to deD03itors." These views were substantially corroborated by Mr. Thompson, president of tho Chase national bank, tne newest uiem-hr-r ni' t!ie elearinehouse and the gentleman who was the organizer of that bank and of t le First national bank, now one ot tne most oowerful in New York. He said: "It is just like the action taken in 1863. The First national bank was not at the time of its es tablishment a member of the Clearinghouse association, and before it had issued its first ten thousand dollaia in national bank notes ihat bodv issued a resolution that it would not clear its notes or those of any other simi lar bank. The result was that banks con nected with it began to lose custom, and we had as many as five new d.?nositors to Iarce amounts a day, all of them men who had withdrawn their accounts from other banks. I remember Mr. lioyt. treasurer of the Pennsylvania coal company, aim hu.l a deDosit of one hundred thousand dollars in the Metropolitan bank, then tbe most ostentatious one in the city and still oco of the most powerful, sent up ten thousand dollars in national bank notes which had 'I'n n received from a new country bank. They ere thrown back across the counter to the messenger with an absolute refusal to receive liiem. When Mr. Hoyt heard of it he put on bis hat nnd went to the bank ana asked President Williams whether it was true that the deoosit had been refused. Sit down, Mr Hovt. sit down.' said Mr. Williams. 'That's enoutrh.' said Hoyt. throwing his bank-book across the table, 'just balance up my book as quick as possible, 'What,' said Williams, 'vou're not going to withdraw your account?' That's iust what 1 am coiacr todo. and with in the next five minutes, too,' said Hoyt. But Williams had found that he was going to lose a good customer, and thinking he might a3 well go to the trouble of sending the money to the First national bark himself for exchange as have Hoyt go there for it, the matter was talked over and the deposit ac cepted," "In violation of the ru'e?" "Yes, in violation of the clearinghouse rule; and then one bank and another came in until the clearinghouse abandoned its posi tion. But the incident I have given you was the beginning. Now, it is the same way with the remonetized silver coinage, with the dif ference only that it i9 so email in ameunt that it will cause proportionately less annoy ance." "Shall you take silver deposits uncondition ally " "How can we help it? Silver is a legal tender, the government's own com. Now, here is Mr. J. E. Neal, president of the Har vey County bank, Kansas, sitting opposite me. Suppose, in the course of exchange, he bhould send me five hundred or a thousand dollars in the daddy dollars, what am I to do violate the law and, at tbe same time, lose a customer? No, 1 shouldn't do it. I should accept the deposit, and be glad to get it." Mr. Neal And if his or some other Uew York bank were not willing to carry our ex changes, then we have plenty of bids for our business from Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis. If New York will not handle our money on the same terms as other cities, then our money aud business will go else where. That is a simple enough problem. We will go to the men who will accommo date us, and if New York wants to lose our trade, well and good. It has only to say so. We do not caw particularly to send to New York. "You can see," eaid Mr. Thompson, "it is only a matter of sell-interest. The banks of New crk will always serve their own inter ests, even if they have to sacrifice their the ories. They have done that before, and will again. Wo shall not sacrifice our business, even if they do." "And will you take unconditional silver deposits from your depositors here?" "Yon know what my views are, but now you rsk me an embarrassing question. We are the youngest member of the clearing house. I feel under obligations to a number of bank presidents for our admission, and we had been admitted only two veekg at the t ine when thij resolution came up. 1 told my son, who went down to represent us, to vote with the crowd, as it would not become us to antagonize older and more influential banks where our interests were substantially identified with thens. So he voted for the resolution when our name, the last on the list, was called. But I believe the policy is bad, injurious to us, to the banks and to the banking nnd commercial inteiests of New York." " You will issue circulars notifying your deprcitor3, as others have donej" "No, we shall not, and ve shall not be alone. I doubt if many banks do issue such circulars as were fent out by the American Exchange national bank and the Mechanics' national bank. They will simply take a neg ative position, and, under tbe clearinghouse rule, use their own option as to accepting sil ver deposits." "How will the clearinghouse look upon that course?" "We do not intend to violate the rule, and ve do net intend to violate tie l&w. Secre tary Sherman repudiated the statements at tributed to him by the men who called on him at Washington, and since then he has gone further than that. The president of the First national bank of Three Rivers, Michigan, nnd the vice-president of another Michigan bank,, were here yesterday, coming direct from Washington, where they bad f een Secretary Sherman. They felt that the New York banks .had taken a mistaken s'and, and caid: lf the announcement ot this action had been made two weeks before election there would not have been & Repub- hcan congressman returned from the Stato of Michigan. The faithful carrying out ot the programme fixed upon by the silver bill was considered a necessity by both Republicans and Democrats alike, and you could r,-ver have drawn a party lice if that issiv ha 1 been once raised.' " "What did Secretary Sherman sav to them?" "That is the most important point of all. He told them he believed that if to-di y the representatives of the New York banWs'werj called together for the purpose of considering the quettion, they would be glad to recede from the position they assumed efc the time of the adoption of the resolution to make silver a special deposit. Wasn't that plain enough?" It was plain enough and there is a very strong impression that the New York bank ers have discjvered their own inability to carry cut their little programme to demon etize filver. kihsox a;ai. Tbe Fhonorraph, the Electric Light, and the Carbon Telephone. New York Sun : "bv the way." contin ued Edison, "you have sent me several let ters inquiring the price of the speaking pho nograph. The machines are now on the market. I have sold my right to the Edison phonograph company of No. 06 Reade street. They are selling machines at from $100 to f lzo each, ihey are also getting out a small machine that will be retailed at $ 5. It will talk as clearly as the most expensive ma chine, but will not receive so many words at a time." Questioned concerning the perfection of his electric light, the Chevalier Edison said: "I am all right on my lamp. 1 don t care anything more about it. Every bit of heat is utilized to produce light as far as art will al low. Ihe theoretical and practical results are perfectly satisfactory. My point now is the generator. The Wallace machine gives me three lights, each equal to a gas light, to a one-horse power. I feel sure that I can get more. Now, to make my grand practical experiment here in Menlo park I should have to UEe twenty or thirty Wallace machines. They would cost me from thirty to forty thousand dollars. Ihey would be useless afterward, for I know that I can make a generator of double their power. So 1 shall postpone the experiment until I find the ma chine that will give the greatest amount of electricity per horse-power. I am making many little generators of different forms. 1 propose to run them with weights figured down to the fractions of a horse-power, and shall take the machine that generates tbe most electricity." If you can run a generator with weights, I said, "what is there to prevent a man from buying a generator and lighting his own house?" "Well," answered the chevalier, "he might make one or t wo lights, but hardly more, for it would require too heavy a weight. "The .Suit of Saturday last printed a com parison of the cost of the electric and gas light. How do the figures tally with your estimate t 1 inquired. "Under the circumstances they were a good estimate," the chevalier replied, "but you compared the cost of producing the electric light with Ihe prices charged fcr gas-light by the gas companies. Now let me make an estimate: We'll say it costs $1 a thousand ieet to make the gas. The com panies charge their customers double that amount. A burner burns 50 feet a day and 1000 feet in twenty days, allowing ten hours a day for the light. This would be 5000 feet for every hundred days, and 15,000 for every three hundred days. The 15,000 feet will cost $15. Put in the sixty five odd days, and we have $ IS 25, tee total yearly cost of producing gas-light ten hours a day. Now I have figured out the cost of the fuel required to furnish steam-power for an electric light of the same degree of intensity, to burn the same period ot time daily. It 1 gel six lights per norse-power by the use ot a new generator, and there is no doubt about it, each light will cost $ 1 50 per year. To at tain this result the best engines must be used. Large engines are the best possible economy. 1 he hgure9 are based on dOOO or 4000 hcrse-power, all in one place, with a'l the modern appliances. I have figured it down. The fuel costs f9 per annum per horse-power. For that fuel I get six lights. Bring it down fine and it comes to 1 50 per light, lhis is tor tuel ulour, leaving out m vestment, wear and tear, cost of attendance, oil, and so on. Intimating all tne3e ex penses with the poorest engines and the poorest economy, where the expenses are enormous, if I can get six lights per korse power, each light will cost not more than S5 33 per year The fchevalier was silent. He went into a musing mood. He looked through the win dow at a little frog-pond for some moments. and then said: "With a one horso-power the Jablochkotf candle gives a light equal to sixty-six gas-jets. . With the same power 1 only get six lights, equal to one gas-iet. People look at each other and ask how I can hope to compete with the canaie. Ihe an swer is easy. The Jablochkoff candle con sumes carbon that costs three times more tha. Ihe power that supplies the electricity. ilence, at tho same expense, 1 could use eighteen ot my lights. The candle cannot be subdivided. Its light is so intense that a ground-glass is used to modify its power, I This involves a loss of fifty per cent, of light. reducing the value of the sixty-six gas-jets to thirty-three. Ihus at the same expense we have eighteen of my lights in one gas jet each to one caroon candle equal to thirty' three gas-jets. These eighteen lights, judiciously distributed over the area to be lighted, double their value when compared to a single lamp ot eighteen jets. What 1 mean is this: Here is a room with one gas jet. The gas jet is equal to fifteen can dles, but fifteed candles distrib uted around the room would give more light than the gas jet. On the same principle I saw that one carbon candle, equal to thirty three gas jets, would give only about one-half the light that eighteen of my lamps would give. They would actually surpass the Jab lochkolT candle in economy when used in lighting up a given area. -And all this de spite the fact that I can obtain only a total light of six gas jets per horse-power to sixty six by the use of carbon candle." Hard Nuts for a Prince to Crack. San Francisco Call, London letter: "One principal reason why the duke of Edinburgh is so much less popular tbr.n his eidest brother is because he is exceedingly shy rnd therefore very retiring. So shy, indeed, in he that when he has to make a speech in public it is a paiDful effort to him, whereas the prince of Wales, without neevssarily losing an inch of real dignity, is 'hail fellow, well met,' with his intimate fneuds. and as a rule, Bocial and pleasant not to say often jolly with other people. He has also the happy knack of turning aside or answering good-hnmoredly his tact and happy temper are proverbial the most embarrassing, and at times, it must be confessed, impertinent remarks. Fancy a man ta be pure, it is said ho had not ihe slightest idea who it was he was addressing asking the prince if he had ever heard a report that the queen was in the habit of drinking toex:ess, and if he thought it was true? Yet that is an actual fact; I mean that the question was put, not of course, that her majesty imbibes. But it is also a fact that a lady hailing from your side of the Atlantic did recently very earnestly inquire of the prince (well-knowing, too, who he was) if it were true that his mother was about to marry Lord Beaconstield. It has been hinted that, although the most dutiful of sods replied wit's due solemnity, if not assumed hoiror at the bare idea i ' such a contingency, he could not succeed in en tirely suppressing an amused smile." Where It Never Itaine. In Peru, South America, rain is unknown, t he coast of Peru is within the region of perpetual southeast trade-winds, and though the Peruvian shores are on the verge of the great southeast boiler, yet it never rains there. The reason is plain. The southeast trade-winds in the Atlantic ocean first strike the water on the coast of Africa. Traveling to the northwest, thoy blow obliquely across the ocean nntil they reach the coast of Bra zil. By this time they are laden with vapor, which they continue to bear along across the continent, depositing it as they go. and sup plying with it tbe sources ot the Rio de la flata and the southern tnbutUTiea of tha Amazon. Finally they reach the snow oapped Andes; here is wrung from them the last particle ot moisture that a very low tem perature can attract. Keaehing the summit of that region, they now tumble down as cool aud dry winds on the Pacific slope be yond. Meeting with no evaporating sur face, and no temperature colder than that to which they were subjected on the mountain tops, they reaf tho Ooeao. Thus we see the tops of the Andes become the reservoir from which are supplied the nvors of Chili and Peru. Searcy Record: "Squirrels are telling cn our streets at four cents apiece. Consider able Sickness is Drevailino tlirrmcrhrmr tha oountry." TWO SIl'CIl ViltTlfF. I'erultnr 'hrltBiN and t'hrlotmas Work at A I pen a, .Tlieh.-A Highly floral Harder An I'nfortnnate and Krrlns Woman 1 riven from the Town to Ile( In a Know-lrlft. New Yokk, Deceinbc-r 25. A dispatch from Alpena, Michigan, said that Eva Leroy, a young and once nand.iome woman, was found lying in the road badly frozen, nar Rogers City, Michigan, Monday night. She was brought to towa and the surgeons de cided the amputation of both legs to be nec essary, but i-be died during the operation. fehe was a woman of bad repute, who had been driven out of Alpena without funds. Becoming exhausted, she had fallen bv the roadside where she was found. Sh" was a native of Cleveland and went to Detroit. where a few years ago she created a sensa tion, out sunk lower and lower until no one would give her shelter. Commenting on the doom of poor Eva, the Herald says: "Driven out ot Alpena! 1 his nad been done to Kva Leroy while all the world was busy laying up stores of joy for the merry Chriatmas times. Tragedy marches side by side with comedy under the smiles ot agony, bhe fell by the wayside in the bitter cold, and lay there in the numb stupor of creeping death. Just think of it for a moment amid your pleasures. while little faces dimple with delight, and older faces beam with softened pleasure, and lights gleam and fire blaze, how that woman wandered on through the darkened, wind swept wastes, laughter dying out on her ears, the lights of Alpena fading from her eyes, even tbe hard words and stern laces of those that drove her forth leaving but an indistinct im press on her brain, so piercing was the cold. and so long nnd dreary tee road stretching out before her. At length the lights of an other village gleamed on her eyes, but she tell before she reached them. sne wa9 young, and had been handsome; but she was a sin ner, and now the penalty was laid upon her with the dull savagery that man reserves tor erring woman alone. There are persons who paint heaven for the godly, but there was nothing short of death for her. They found her where she fell, frozen and dying, and brought her in. Too late! The chalice of life was broken, and there was nothing left but to hide the fragments under the frozen clay. Think of her as she sank down, wearied, chilled to the marrow and despairing. You would pity a dog dying such a death; but a woman, yonng, with the lines of her beauty still to be traced tinder their haggardness, as God might trace the whiteness of lost purity under stains, the soul stains that they tell us can be washed away! Was her death made better by tbe thought that it was to be upon the eve of the time when the angels sung of peace and good-will among men on earth? She cannot be recalled to answer. The har dened men that drove her out cannot undo their deed, but all who read ber fate to-day may make amends in seme form for humani fy by pitying and helping one weighted soul among the poor erring and outcast, who are dear to God." THE CHURCH AM) DIVORCE. Chancellor J add, of Illinois, on .Rela tions of Church and. Htate to Olvorr e The Episcopal Chnrrh Forbids KeuiarriaseH by Church Mem bers not Oivoreed for Her I p toral Causes. New York World, 2oth: Mr. S. Corning Judd, chancellor of the Episcopal diocese of Illinois, has recently answered in the Licing Church certain interesting questions which had been put to him by a teliow-member touching fht ecclesiastical view of divorce. The first question was : "la deciding the cause of divorcu, must a clergyman be guided solely by the cause aisiguei in the decree of the civil court?" To which the answer is made: In deciding the cause of a divorce a clergyman need not be "guided solely by the cause assigned in the decree." He need not and cannot in all cases be guided solely by the decree, for the civil courts sometimes are imposed upon by fraud and perjury. In such case the decree may bs impeached for fraud in either ecclesi astical cr civil tribunals, and the churoh need not wait for the secular court. Questions tcuohing tbe fact9 of any case coming to the clergyman's knowledge, after due inquiry are to be referred to the bishop, who shad there upon uauice inquiry in such manner as he shall deem expedient, and shall deliver his judgment in the premises. The other question was: "Suppose the case of a wife divorced tor cause other than adultery. She had, however, evidence suf ficient to couvince herself and others that adultery did exist, but for certain reasons perhaps to avoid tho stigma upon children chose not to assign that as tho cause. In tuch a cae of the strong asseition of the wife, enforced by pfridavit, if necessary. would a clergyman be justified in performing the ceremony i (Jr, the husband has mar ried again, thereby committing adultery. In such a case may a clergyman officiate with out becoming amenable to the canon? The point is this: May full and satisfactory proof ot the adultery ot the one party ipso jacto justity a clergyman in cmciating at the mar riage of tne other i Or, does the canon con template the intervention of th civil court and an actual decree of divorce i To which the answer was: A clergyman may not act upon "strong assertion, ' en forced by affidavit," in any case; nor will "full and satisfactory proof of the adultery ipso fucto justify a clergyman in officiating at tne marriage ot the innocent party, it is not for the priest to adjudicate upon "ques tions touching the facts. This is to be done by the proper authority of church or state; and the clergyman is to act upon the authen ticated result, except that the finding ot the State court in respect to the cause of divorce is not necessarily conclusive or exclusive. The church will accept a decree of divorce ren dered by competent secular authority, for the cause of adultery, when no fraud has inter fered; but "where questions touching the facts of any case" legitimately arise, she has her own tribunal authorized to "deliver judg ment in the premises." A divorce having been granted "for cause other than adultery," the civil relation is at an end, and, so far as the State is concerned, either party is at liberty from that time to marry another husband or wife, as the case may be- but not so by the law of tbe church, under which the party thus marrying "comm;tteth adultery," and tor vchich cause he or she "may be put away." The civil contract haviug been ter minated for causes satisfactory to the State, the church is left fre to determine whether the "facts" existed, which, under the la of God, will authorize the inncseni, par;y to "put away" the guilt, "ihus while the "cannon" uc.es "contemplate the interven tion of a civil court and an actual decree of divorce," it, nevertheless, does not con template a second decree by reason of the sciiptural cause arising after the first de:ree "for cause other than adultry." Tiie fol lowing sections cf canon '-. title 11, of the general canona; bear upon the question pre scribed : Section 1. If any persons be joined to gether othervcio than as Uod's word doth allow their mariiage is not lawful. Sec. 2. No minister, knowingly after due inquiry, shall solemnize tho marriage of any person who has a husbundor wife still living", if such husband or wile has been put away for any cause iiising after marriage; but this canon shall not be held to apply to the innocent party in a divorce for the cause of adultery cr to parties once divorced seeking to be united again. Sec. 4. Questions touching the facta of any case arising under section 2 of this canon shall be referred to the bishop cf the diocese or missionary jurisdiction in which the same may occur; or, if there be no bishop of fueh diocese or missionary jurisdiction, then to some bishop to be designated by the standing committee; and the buhop to whm tuch questions havs been so rcfe:;il tnall there upon make in:,ui.y in such manner at he shill deem expedient, and shall deliver his judgment in the premises. It will be obseived inp.t the prohibition of eection 2 does not '-apply to the innocent f arty in a divorce for the cause of adultery-" f it be suggested that it does not apply to all cases of divorce "for any cause arising after marriage," in which the decree of the civil court does not specify the causg to be that of adultery, I reply that 1 1.c hot so un derstand the Qixaoo-. It1 the real cause of tho "putting away" contemplated b7di,inelaw be adultery, the recital -i' another cause in a decree of the secular ttibunal sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the civil law cn nut alter the tact ot the real cause. All laws must be construed with reference to the in tention of the lawmakers; and. to gather such intention, the ob,ects to bo attained and .11 tho various features of the entire enact ment bearing upon the subject are to be con sidered. The first object to be accomplished bv the provisions quoted was to forbid tie subsequent marriage of parties divorced "for any cause arising atter marriage" except "for the cause of adultery." Ti.e second object was the recognition of and conlormity to the laws of the land, which make it criminal for a party not divorced, and having a husband or wjfe surviving, tp marry a second time. The law of the State is satisfied when a divorce is granted lor any cause iod.cated by law. The church, never theless, will not yield her prohibition except in lavor of the innocent party and for the one cause. To ascertain whether this cause exists, provision is made in section 4. If it was intended that the recital of the civil de cree of divorce should be exclusive and final as to the cause, let me ask what "questions touching the facts of any case arising under section 2," would remain to be "referred to the bishop?" Section 4 shows that the intention was, a divorce being granted, to refer it to the bishop to "make inquiry" and "deliver his judg ment" upon "questions touching the facts of any case arising under section 2," including the "fact" as to the real cause for which the husband or wife has been "put away." It must be maaifest to irvery chnrchly mind that the canon contemplates not merely the "divorce" of a civil court but also the " putting away " recogniznl in holy writ. Parties divorced by the State for cause arisina after marriage, other than adultery, in the eye of the church, still continne to be hus band and wife. Uy the civil law they are divorced a vinculo, but by ecclesiastical law ouiy a insa'et thoro. In ecclesiastical law there can be no "divorce a vinculo until the cause arise for which alone the offending party may be "put away." TILE ELECTRIC! JLIG11T. it Practical Divisibility In the Ofllce of the London Times. London World: "The state of exnectation in which the public mind allows itself to be held with reference to the so-called 'divisibil- itfof the electric light by Mr. Edison is somewhat surprising, seeing that all the time tnis divisibilty w a itf accompli in England, and may be witnessed any night of the week at the Times printing office. Armed with an order for this purpote, I went there the other evening, and this is what 1 saw: r rom gas light we merged suddenly into what seemed a flood of day-light, which came from six small lamps placed at intervals round the room, in which compositors and others were busy at work. These lamps were suspended so as to be raised and lowered at will. In compliance with the wish of one ot the gen tlemen present, one ot these lights, selected at haphazard, was turned out by means of a tap, and it remained out without the slight est perceptible increase in the volume of light in the other lamps. Then another light at a distance was treated in a similar manner and with a like result. These two were. then re lit by a turn of the tap the reverso way and turned on full power. Then one was slightly 'lowered' so as to give about a third of its full light, as with ordinary gas. In short, we found there a useful and agreeable light, which can be moderated and arranged to suit all circumstances. This is the RapiefF light. I ail no electrician, and shall not attempt to give a technical description of the apparatus employed, but it seemed to possess great sim t.iu ty. M. Rapiett' says he can burn ten lights in the circuit; that his carbons will burn for ten hours; that they can be easily renewed, and without extinguishing the lights. He further estimates its comparative coat with gaa as less than a third. Ilis state ments may be taken for what they are worth; but, judging from what 1 actually saw in the Times office, I should say lhat the sooner gas shareholders begin to hdga' by investing in electric light shares the better. BOSTOX ULOOI). Cold-Bloodcd TVIfe-Mordet elde Tragic End or an 1 Slarriase. and Hal happy Special to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Boston, December 6. Ezra Wilson, aged sixty, a confectioner and manufacturer, last night, aft-'r a week of deliberate premedita tion, coolly murdered his wife, aged thirty eight, and then took his own life at his store, at the West End. He married his wife, who belongs in Foxcroft, Maine, six months since in this city, and soon after got dissatisfied because of her temper. Bjlh were interested in phrenology, and three months ago were together examined by a so-called phrenolo gist named Jtfary Chapman. The phrenolo gist told Wilson that he was a tyrant; that his wife had a bad temper; that neither was suited for the other, and advised a separa tion, which scon followed through Chapman, who has since acted as a mediator bet ween Wilson and his wife. The latter procured the position of governess in a wealthy family on Back Bay street. Won seemed to hate his wife all the more after the separation, and proposed to get a divorce, but found, on con sulting his lawyers, that he had no ground for such an action here, and then proposed to try Indiana. Thursday he procured a re volver, and through Chapman, arranged to have tha wife, who proposed going down east to spend Christmas, to call at his store on her way to take the train, under the pretense that he had some letters lor her. She called last evening, when he had com pany, and she left, to call an hour later. After disposing of his company, he went to the policemen and told them not to be alarmed if they heard pi6tol-shota during the night, as he wa9 going to fchoot several cats that bothered hia place, and not to bother about a ligbt in his store in tha night, as he was. going to sleep there. About noon to day a light was found burning, and the police not finding Wilson, burst in the door, when a horrible sight met their gaie. Wilson was found dead on the floor with nearly the whola top of his head blown off, with a re volver, thirty-two caliber, tightly clutched in his right hand, whJa within a few feet lay his wile, cc!d ,nd rigid, with a bullet wound :n her left temple. From ail information, it appears that Mrs. Wilson called a second time on her hnsband, as agreed, and the lat ter, after a short conversation, tried to pre vent her leaving, and shot her in the head just as she attempted to press the latch of the door. He then locked himself in, and after hastily penning a note to a friend, ex plaining the combination of his Bafe, he took off his coat, and planting the mnzzle of his revolver in his mouth, fired upward, and died instantly. Wilson was rcuth respected, and his friends claim that the tragedy is due to his suppositions that people generally were talking about his domestic trouble. His wife was of good character. One of the Queen- or the TVashiaetoo IO b by. Raymond's letter to the Cincinnati En quirer: "When the credit vaobiher exposure came there wits a lobbyist here, a woman or, if ;te vrcti is not consonant with your feelings, a lady indeed, the name suits her better. She waa well knjwn in Washington, and the name she bore is the most honored in the annals of Virginia. She was a widow with one son, a gentle, sensitive boy, who shrank from companions of his age, because be fci-.red to hear his mother's name idly spoken. There waa nothing tangible against ht r. No certainty sullied her fame, and she was mentioned with bated breath, and her reputation defined by christian men ( t) and women as equivocal. It seems but yesterday we saw her, and if she did influence senators and members to vote for this or that mono poly, we do not wonder. Ws had a fair chance to study her closely. She occupied for one winter tho econd pew from ours, and more tLan once has my attention been diverted from the Herman and service, and closely, admiringly given to the beautiful face before na. She was of medium height, lithe and supple, and ber motion was either a triumph of art, study or of grace. Her com plexion was a clear brune, and the skin as soft, tender-appearing as an infant's. Her hours in church were apparently devoted to the ser vice, but my impression is. the lea?ea of her book were turned mechanically, and her thoughts were f?.r adriit l.om heiaell". The premise; fcr my conclusion weio time: Time and again I have seen ibe 4eU.ately-arcb.ed eyebrows knit impatiently, and tho large, lustrous ejes upturn wearily, as if some sad thought oppressed her heart; and then we have noted the warm, rich color suddenly liood her face, its crimson dye extending patt the dark-brown hair brushed carelessly back from her forehead. Violatoulf She'was a study most interesting, iler constant com panion was this sen, who adored his mother and who vratched her durinjr tha time we T.ce of with a caressunit expression, in which aftectioa and distress most pathetically blended Her toilets were always in good taste in winter a costume of rich black silk, a seal-skin CDat bordered with sable; long dark gloves, a black velvet bonnet with a bunch of crush roses, marked her in a crowd ; a3 she quickly passed our pew she left in her wake an odor of xiolette and tbe fragrance floated in tha atmosphere about her. She lived quietly, drove a stylish coupe drawn by two fine horses. Her purchases were char acterized by the fact that what she had roast be of the b"ht. She did not want showy goods or jewels, but of them required the finest. She made no bills. Shi a-ked no social favors. She was known in Washing ton, for she was bore aad reared ka.-e." Rev. A. Francis Rose, who is a missionary to the Choctaw nation ot Indians, recently Visited Fort Smith, t KB Era, HBBZ0E& CO'S Ciirita Goods, Jl'JST BEUEIYED. EXTRAORDINAIir BARGAINS IN Dolls' Oatnt.')olls' Jewelry. Work Itoxea, RnaMan. Leather Boxen. Wrtttnc Peaks, Mniok laz Ntandn, Handsome Fans, Jewrlry, Kid Ulorrii, Poeket Kookv, DrrsnUs Canea. Ivory Comb. Inlaid Workboxea. lnk atandia. Kid Dolls. Wax Dolls and TJGX THOUSAND orcr appropriate Christmas Vlfteu Opening on Monday A CASE OK Bijouterie Direct fom Paris. EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTION -ON- Ladies' and Children's OLOA Lovely Dolmans, 515; reduced from u. Lovelier Do mans, $18; reduced from S27. ExqulslteDolmans.S'JO; reduced from $30. Cloaks S5, So 7, SS, S9, SI O. MUCH REDUCED. Children's Cloaks, S2 SO, S3. S3 50, S4, 4 50. ?5. MUCU RED WED. Dolmans and Cloaks Cheaper than anywhere Ise. Elegant Black Silks, 1 per yard. Beautiful Silks, 91 SO. SI 75. . Richest Black Silks, 2 SO. 8 75, 63. Black Cashmores Much Rerfrcetf, 60c, OCc 75ft, 85c, 90c, and Very Ila&usouie, indeed for SI. tWWE IT AVE THE IIAXDSOMFST HEXEIEITA CLOTHS IX HEX THIS SILK Tlia. lOe, 13c 20c, 25c NEW BOW3 AXDSILK HAXDKEECHIIF&. Reduction in Millinery SILB. VELVET HAT for 85. rUMI VELVET HAT, So. " CH HAT;?, Stf,S7. S8. ATS NOW FOB $10. ATS FOB 512. Felt feats Reduced. hut. fATS REDUCED. Crepe Hats Reduced. FROM NOW TILL CHRISTMAS BAT WE WILL SELL GREATER BARGAINS Than ever was known to reduce our very Large Stock. Extra Oiortiilf 500 Ladies' Trimmed Hats. for One Week Only. $1 50, SI 75, S2, S2 50. S3. COME AXD PI! ICE OUR S! FRENCH BOLLS Our Dobdtis! Onr Mucb Reduced Millincrr, Etr. KPtEMER, HERZOG 4 CO., 155 and;2o& ST.