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THE) MEMPHIS IDIIL, APPLE A3---TJS CJBS33 .AJPXIL 17, 1879.
o MEMPHIS APPEAL, BY UALL1WAY & ItEATISU. I'eri of Hnbaerlptioa Dally Weekly I 'JULY : Om acr?. oneyor, by mail... . J" 'i j i 1 i. ' ...... . m t"py. one montb, by mall Oi kopt. one week. In city 1 oo )C5 fc WSEKLY O o rpy. one year.. - J U i eopy, six montbs w Rates of AdvertlaUi m ' iMortion, per square an uaniwHit iniiArtlontt. nr ftnuare .1 to '. lines eolld nonpareil make one square, ano nt ale line make one Inch. Lj al Notice aw twenty cents per line ftrt. in- t oo, fifteen cenU per line per week. d Wt its etc are ten cents per line flrut Insertion, ana flimu per UnVeacli subsequent Insertion. Dw anaarrTweotlcTFeral notices ana tuarte9, are clmwed at retrular ra'es. W wiunot aooept any adTertlsement to follow read- ui matter. QaLLaWAY 4 KKATIN9, J. H. K.4TINU t'eniphls, Tenn. THE A LAKH IN KAS8AS. The people of Kansas are expecting an outbreak of the yellow-fever, imported in tbeir midst by the negroes from the infected oath. The citizens of Nashville quarantined against the furniture that was to be removed from Memphis to Nashville; and if they were wise in this precaution, the people of Kansas are also wise in the belief that yellow-fever can be imported in their midst in the filthy rags, old bed-blankets and dilapidated boxes and chests which the negroes bring from the infected south. If yellow-fever could survive the intense winter cold of Boston, as shown in the case of the United States ship Ply mouth, what is to prevent its outbreak among the fugitive negroes frcm tho south, who bring with them their beds and mattresses, their old wearing-apparel, and all the rubbish m which the germs of disease are as safely protected as are tho eggs of the bed bug. The press of Kansas, always the first sentinel everywhere to sound the alarm of danger, is urging the people to provida pre cautionary measures against the introduction of the dreaded scourge. If it be true that filth is the congenial home of yellow-fever, this disease will follow the track of these emigrants to Kansas, as they are festering in corruption. All this suffering of the bracks, and all this danger to the whites, is the result of a cruel deception concocted by villains for party purposes. Many of the poor deluded negroes have already written to their white friends in the south begging them for help to return home. Even the St. Louis GlobcDemocrat, the leading Republi can paper of the southwest, reports that many of the victims of the Kansas fever are very sick of it already, and are longing to "go home" again. ABOl'SKD PUBLIC SESTI3IENT. The newspapers of Memphis have created a public sentiment against the practice of carrying concealed weapons. The evil con sequences resulting from this prevailing prac tice are made manifest every day, and the newspapers of Tennessee have joined the Memphis press in urging the enforcement of the law against a custom which is a sad com mentary on our boasted civilization. The Knoxville Chronicle says: "The Memphis papers are laboring with commendable zeal to arouse a sentiment that will abate the pistol nuisance. They are urging the courts to enforce the law by sending violators to jail. We bid them godspeed in their labor of love. Let the courts do their duty. Let the laws be rigidly enforced. Let any man who thinks he cannot go to a social party, a theater, or to any public gathering without a pistol in his hip-pecket, be regarded as any other outlaw. The ball is moving in the riabt direction now, and we trust the day win soon coma wiien numan me wiu oe c sidered sacred, and when murderers will be deprived of the facilities for prosecuting their bloody deeds. There are morn wipcr. in the south now urging reform in this res pect than ever before. It is a good omen. Let good people everywhere join and co operate together in putting down this relio of barbarism. Let the pulpit speak out 'in thnnder tones on the subject and society will reap a great benefit." The Henderson Her ald says- "It never baa been a benefit to any one to have concealed in his pocket this dead ly weapon, but on the other hand it has robbed our land of some of its brighest flowers. It is unnecessary to refer to in stances, for the history ot our country is lull of them. One prominent among the many who have lost their lives by means of the weapon was Alston, of Georgia; another was the ill-fated actor who was killed at Mar shall, Texas. But merely passing this law will not end this fiendish practice; the law must be enforced; our people must rise up and with one voice cendemn pistol carrying; they must make it unfashionable and nngen-tleman-like to carry death concealed in the hip-pocket. The press of the entire country is down on this cowardly practice, and we think the day is fast approaching when pistol-carrying will be frowned upon by every intelligent man." Such is tho general voice of the Tennessee press. If the practice of carrying concealed weapons cannot be put down by law, it can be put down by creating a healthy publlo sentiment against it. SCIENTIFIC INVKHTIUATIOW. As we have a national board ot health. State and municipal boards of health, the country is encouraged in the belief that some thing will be discovered to cure or prevent yellow-fever. Last sum.ner's experience, and all the scientific investigation that has since followed, have added nothing to hu man knowledge as to the means of prevent ing or treating tbe epidemic whieh scourged the south. The whole country shared in the horror, the suffering, the privation, the great injury to the business interests, which at tended the last visitation of this frightful pestilence, and the whole country will watch with deep concern the labors of tbe various boards of health. As yet the old point of dispute whether the disease is indigenous or imported, whether its germs are brought from foreign ports or arise spontaneously in southern cities, is as far from settlement as ever. The St. Paul Pioneer Press is of the opinion that "the vitality of the plague-germ when once originated, and the specific treatment to which it yelds, are even further from determination than a year ago. Then it was known well that the fatal germ survived attacks with ordinary disinfecting agencies; that it was impregnable to car bolic acid, lime or tar, or any other of the primitive purifying remedies of a disease laden atmosphere. But it was regarded as effectually demonstrated that the germ was killed, once for all, by a temperature of thirty-two degrees above zero or below; and that in an infected region, once thoroughly refrigerated, the disease could only ante de novo, or by importation from the tropics. This theory is the basis of the new scheme for refrigerating quarantine ships, to test which the senate has just appropriated two hundred thousand dollars. But this, sup posed to be the one fixed fact in connection with the treatment of yellow-fever, is rudely overturned by the experience of the ship Tly mouth, which was invaded by yellow-fever last summer, was frozen all winter in Bos ton harbor, and discovered the germs vivify ing into active and fatal disease as soon as he ventured into the tropics this -spring. This alarming tact indicates that the deadly vitality of the fever-germ is only suspended, not destroyed, by cold; that, while hi bernating through the winter, it may or may . i TPTiifiiiilC! 4 1 KIT?. AT. THUKSUAt, I : fAPBIL 17, 1379 nit die of inanition or other cause; that it is altogether conceivable or even probable that it should pass unharmed, though tempora rily harmless, through the severest winter or the cornpleteat refrigeration in a quarantine ship, to become a tiny but mighty engine oi death, with the return of spring or transpor tation to a more genial habitat. Really this discovery seems to knock the last prop out from under modern science and medicine in iU battle with the insidious plague, and leave it Kroping among the thick mists of pure em piricism. Frost was considered the only cure for yellow-fever, and now it is discovered that frost will not cure it. But if the medi cal forces are paralyzed, a clearer field is left for governmental and municipal action. If yellow-fever cannot be cured, it must be pre vented. Those who disagree as to whether the germs are indigenous or imported can unite their forces to fight both sources of danger, to clcse both doors to the foe. If yellow-fever is imported, it can be excluded by quarantine. If it is indigenous, it is born from sanitary neglect, from filthy streets, open sewers, city cemeteries, foul houses and open cess-pools. With a perfect quarantine and a clean city, the plague may be defied. Philadelphia, New York and Boston suffered from it till they civilized and cleaned up." LETTERS FllOM. THE PEOPLE. A Very Pertinent Question, Editors Appeal I wish to aBk some of the ladies and gentlemen in our midst, what motives have they in attending divine Ber vice in our churches' I went to St. Peter's on Easter Stinday, and was quickly accom modated with a seat by the courteous gentle man in attendance. - As the pew was near the entrance. I thought now I will have full opportunity of drinking in the beauties of sight and sound, and how it will rest me. But, alas, for human calculations. In the pew before me were seated three young ladies and two young gentlemen chattering like magpies and chewing gum Great heavens! chewing gum, and the divine strains of the great chapel-master floating around us. Never bad 1 seen tho beautiful structure to such advantage, and oh, I no yearned to lose all sense of care and toil in the contemplation of the soul's immortality, and what relit had those people to mar all this. I ask again, what motive have they tor going to church f it, as 1 suspect, to ex' hibit fine attire, why not choose some more suitable place, where the lilies of the field are to be found, and leave the churches to the weary ones of earth where the time spent on Sundays ia .most valuable to them to strengthen and prepare them for the inevi table trials of life. m. a. m. The Pastors' Association and tbe Hun day liw. Editors Appeal Oar attention having been called to this paragraph which appeared in your issue or the ninth, we request yon lo republish it that we may correct the mistake into which the writer has fallen : The Pastors' association ot Memphis, which In cludes all the white pastors of toe city except the rectors ot t-plscopai ciiurcnes ana priests ot catho lic churches, tire divided In opinion as to whether the Sunauy religious law ought to be Imperatively enforced upon tbe people of Memphis by the new Taxing-District government. Tbe buncar jaw should be ooseivetf by those sectarians who desire to do so, but toey have no right to compel oilier people who do not think as they do to obey In like manner a style of observation or bunday which they them- selves observe from purely sectarian religious mo tives. 1 ou cannot cram your peculiar religious opin ions down the throat of others, especial y when those who want to eugage In the cramming business are far In the minority In the world in the list of christians. Now, we respectfully beg leave to state that no such differences exist, or have ever e&ibted among the pastors who compose this association, touching the obligation laid by divine authority upon all who profess the christian religion, to observe one entire day in seven as a season of religious rest and worship.' One of the members of the Pas tors association has, indeed, published, some statements to which the rest of us could not subscribe. This is all ot it. And we have positive assurance that this worthy brother approves the substance of this paper, and would have signed it with us had he not been called away from the city by professional duty. And it seems proper to add that w are not conscious ot attempting in any way to force our convictions upon unwilling peo Die. We have had no agency whatever in giving shape to what is termed the "Sunday law. now in lorce in the city. iNo word hint from us had anythiug whatever to do . wnu it. Aud yet, speaking as citizens possessed of tho same rights ana privileges as others, we do recotrm tbese police. 'A"1, rT 1 wciu in periect Keeping with the statutes ot this state and with the traditions of the American people, They seem to be. well-fitted to repress the great evil ot drunsenness, with the violence and pauperism attending it. Our own eyes and ears testily that they are accompliahin this very purpoee to a very gratifying degree Nor do we see, alter all that has been as sorted to the contrary, that tbese police ream lationa do interfere with any man's liberty, aa guaranteed to him by the constitution of the United States and the civil codes founded thereupon. Such be;ng, in our judgment the case, we cannot but hold the law to be worthy of the respect and obedience of all citizens, no matter what may be their religious iaitn or aisoeuei. S. Landrum, ' J. C. Hooks, E. II. hlchardson, J. N. Waddel, . Jlugene Daniel, , T. C. Holmes, W. T. Ann is, , B.H.Mahon. J. M. Xrlble, J. O. Stelman, fa. E. Boggs. A TRAGEDY. Tke Victim or -which Is Murdered on the Threshold of Iif by Its Sloth - er, m fcilrl of Only Seventeen Years Testimony of her Parents. Baltimore, A pril 13. A shocking tragedy occurred in Baltimore county on Sunday even ing. Miss Fannie Laura Pons, aged seven teen, reading with ber parents at their place, called "The Promised Land," gave birth to a female infant, and, as seems from the evi dence and also from her own confession, killed it immediately afterward by cutting its throat with a small two-bladed knife. Jus tice Gallagher held an iLquest to-day. Dr. Prentiss testified that he was called upon by John Pons, the father of the girl, and visited the house between eight and nine o'clock Sunday evening; that upon reaching the girl's bedside he found that tbe child was born, and he was pointed to a bundle that lay upon the floor by the pa rents, andjpon examination, found it was the baby, with its throat cut. He went to the bedside of the girl and asked her how she had done it, and she answered, "VVith a knife." Witness got the knife out of her trunk by her directions. The clothing in the top of the trunk was saturated with blood. Tbe child was bora alive. The father of the girl, John Pons, testified that he knew nothing of his daughter being enceinte until after the child was" born, but suspected it when he went after the doctor. Mis daugh ter was unmarried. Mrs. Olivia Pons, the mother of the girl, testified that about half an hour after her husband went tor the doc tor she went up stairs to. her daughter's room and found ber sit bag on the tloor. Mrs. Pons then left the room, and did not know the child was born. Went up again and saw the marks on the floor. She never suspected her child of being enceinte. The girl told the wilness that the name of the father of her child was Wm. Lewis, of Bal timore city. The jury found a verdict that "the child came to her death by the infliction of wounds upon the throat and breast with a knife m the bands of her mother, Fannie Laura Pons." The family of the unfortunate girl are very respectable people, and the af fair has created great excitement in the county. Miss Pons's condition did not admit of her being removed, and she has not yet been arrested. She will be guarded by an officer until she can be taken to the county jail tor trial. - - Month Carolina Bonds Most be Paid Coi.umuia, S. 0., April 16. The supreme court has unanimously ordered mandamus to issue compelling the State treasurer to pay out of the funds tor 1879 on the recognized public debt of South Carolina. Payment has been withheld in obedience to an injunction by the State court by the holders of un recognized bonds, and is still in litigation. Parole Wins the Newmarket Handicap Stakes. London, April 16. The American horse Parole won the Newmarket handicap to-day, beating Isionomy, Lena, and three others. Isionomy was the favorite and Parole the last in the betting. Korth Alabama Sloonsblners. Nashville, April 16. Collector Wood lock received information to-day that Special Deruty-Collector Davis and men had de stroyed six illicit distilleries in North Ala bama. Just over the Tennessee line. THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE Suffer from the Results or a Cyclone which in a Few Minutes Made a Wreck of the Fairest Tor-,-. tion or Collinsville, Illinois. A Little Girl Killed in the Act of Play- Destruction or Properly Seyeral rersons Injured Extraordinary Freaks or the Wind Amus ing Incidents, Collinsville, Illinois, special to the Globe- Democrat, 15th : "A cyclone from the north- went strucB: this town at- iortv-hve minutes past two o'clock this afternoon, and, taking a zigzag course with a general airecuou al most due ea6t, tore- through the place, de- mnliKhino' tpn hnilrlinfa. ruinim? thirty oth ers, nnd ran si no- more or less aamage to sAvpntv.fi vn residences and business houses in nil. Tt came without nremonition. The nnnmanhin? storm had not nearly aa forbid- dmc an asnect aa ID at oi last wee, wnicu, thouurh of trifling consequence, ooinparative- 1t snenkinir. bore a much more threatening appearance. In fact, the terrible display of natural power was completely unheralded by any premonitory sigas oi disaster, a very liuht rain was tallinc. lust sufficient, luckily, to keen the bulk ot the Deome witnm aoors. when suddenly in the northwest was heard a sound which bore so strong a resemblance to an arDroachinur tram that many of tbe crnl dren were heard to remark, previous to the fall exhibition of the cvclone s force, that a car was ort tne iracK ana ma&ing ior iue . i i i i t 1 il town. The strange noise was followed by an indescribable scene of conruston. Every where that the cvclone reached in the full ness of its power it lif ted movables from the ground and carried them whirling through the air, and as if the available material in the way of trees, and such light woodwork as is common in - a couHtry - town, were not sufficient to work its wil. urxin. it tore down house after house which lay in its path, these which, lay most fully in its way being law! low with the around, while others suffered more or less severelv. The whole thing was over in con Die of minutes, when the whole town. with one accord, poured into the street, ana united in forming a scene of , , INDESCRIBABLE EXCITEMENT , and confusion. Fathers at their work away from home, some of them injured and bleed ing from contact with the debits rot fallen buildings, rushed through the streets to ward their homes to learn whether they had beeen spared and whether, if any injury had occurred to them, their wives and children had suffered ia the wreck. Mothers, whose children were from home, ran wildly to and fro, calling out the names ot their darlings and hysterically bepging for information in regard to them from each passer-by. The districts which bad felt the force of the cy clone more lightly than others gave np their occupants, who crowded with one accord into the various centers upon which its power ha 1 been most fully exemplified, and where com mon ruin wa terribly apparent. This scene lasted for several minutes without abate ment, the shrill fury of the wind which, thou&h nothing compared to the phenomenal display which had nreceded it, adding to the general terror. Finally the excitement died away somewhat, and the appearance of the mayor, Dr. Wadsworth and several - other - prominent citizens had the effect of assuaging the turmoil. Quietness began to resume its swav, when word arrived that the families of John Rey nolds and Pat Doner were buried in the ruins of the honse, and the parents were crying for assistance. A rush was immediately made to the spot, and the work of rescue was im mediately begun. The house, only the con fused remains of which were to be seen, wf s originally a double tcnem. nt building, owned by 0. L. Roberts, and occupied by the fami lies of Patrick Doner and John Reynolds. Twenty stout pair of hands went to work with a will at the tangle of joists, rafters and floor ing, among which it was said Reynolds's girl and Doner's boy were caught. It wjs a dis heartening Bearch, every movement of the timber sending a volume of plaster into the air, and making the quest more difficult. Finally one of the workers shouted joyfully, 'Here's your boy. Doner.' at the same time lifting a six-year old youngster tenderly from beneath - M A SLANTING SECTION of shingled roof, part of which tore the little fellow's pants as he was moved from the spot. The boy was unconscious, but a dash of Water across his face brought hitn to, and he was carried to a doctor's, where it was dis covered that his leg was broken, but that otherwise he was uninjured. No such good luck was in store for poor Reynolds. Further research among tbe ruins discovered tbe dead body of his little Annie, crushed out of all resemblance almost to the little girl of eleven years, who a -quarter ot an hour be) ore had been playing about the house in sight of ner mother, lhe scene which followed the terrible discovery was pitiable. Men and women who a minnte before had foond no theme but their own small disasters to talk about, sobbed aloud when watching the ter rible gnef of the bereaved parents, who be tween them carried the remains of tbeir child into a house two doors off, and which, though so close to the scene of the cyclone's fullest power, was uninjured. Further rumors of fatalities gained currency and in duced search among the . ruins of othes domiciles, but happily they re sulted in no further discoveries of a like na ture. When it became thoroughly under stood that tbe misfortune which had befallen the Reynolds family was the oniy one ia which the hands of death had appeared, the excitement began to die away and specula tions arose as to the extent of the disaster. Tbe Globe-Democrat correspondent, after viewing the rescue of little Doner and the discovery of Annie Reynolds's body, went to the west end of the town and followed the course of the cyclone, gathering information as he went of its work and the way it accom plished it. In passing through Main strf et, in a westerly direction, to the point at which the cyclone first struck the town, tho evi dences of the phenomenon's work seemed to grow more astounding at every step. It was. not a scene of universal destruction; on the contrary, the force of the cyclone seemed to have been applied in a most fantastic manner, its damage striking with terrific force in one spot, then passing over to another, where it seemed to have trifled with the objects in its way, and .. AGAIN SWOOPING DOWN . and tearing everything before it. But though evidences of its failure to barm were here-and-there visible, they only increased the terrible aspect of those spflts where its sway had been uatrammeled Nothing seemed to have come amiss to it ' in its wildest freaks. Roois of houses, garden fences, plank walks, treep, flower-pots, summer-houses, sheds these lay scattered round in the streets and in yards to which, properly speaking, they were foreign by a block or more. INTENSE EXCITEMENT ItEIGNED during the storm in the one story brick build ing owned by F. P. Beidler and occupied by W. W. Nelson as a carpenter Bhop and resi dence. The family, consisting of Nelson, his wife and two children, were sitting in the residence part ot the honse when the storm fell upon them and sent roof and wall crush ing in upon them. Nelson received a terrible blow from a falling rafter upon the side of his head, and a brick struck Mrs. Nelson on tbe right shoulder, robbing the right arm of all power. Disabled as they were, tbe couple thought only of their young ones who were with them among the ruins, and they imme diately set about their rescue. They accom plished this with greater ease than they had anticipated, as soon as the dust cleared away, but BOTH CHILDREN WERE FOUND to be injured, the baby being cut slightly on the scalp and the little girl in the eye aud groin, the latter wound being at last accounts, in all probability, a fatal one. Again the storm seemed to have shown a decided incli nation to stay its ravages for a space and leap skyward to gather strength for a fresh on slaught. This it inaugurated after, a leap of about a block, upon the buildings owned by G. Niedenberger and C. A. Singletany's mil linery establishment, on the corner of Semi nary and Church streets, which were badly damaged, the stock in the latter place being seriously mixed up, the total damage beiug estimated at seven hundred and fifty dollars. THE EFISCOPAL CHURCH near by was generally shaken up, the princi pal damage being done to its plastering and windows, which is rather surprising, as the building is a very old one. A funeral was going on in this edifice at the time the storm struck it, and over one hundred people were listening to Rev. Mr. Huntington as he read the last sad rites over tbe body of Mrs. Schrop, a respectable lady of Collinsville, who died a day or two since. The utmost excitement prevailed during tbe passage of the cyclone. The building shook and tot tered, and threatened momentarily to col lapse, while huge lumps ot plastering icil from the ceiling upon the heads and Bhou'. ders of the congregation, and the broken glass of the windows was clashed into ther faces, a large piece cutting one of the mourn ers, whose name could not be learned, badly in the face. Order was only resumed upon the passage of the storm, but the incident bad had such a disturbing effect npon the gathering that the funeral was abandoned and the body of the deceased left in the church building to await a more peaceful oc casion for burial. - The ljss of the church will be covered by two hundrad dollars. A MOST EXTRAORDINARY FREAK of the storm occurred outside of the church while those inside were suffering from the ter rible flight incident to the peril they were in. Anions' the attendants at the funeral was Mr. Wm. H. M'Keagh, who had left his horse and buggy standing outside the church. Incredible as it may seem, the cyclone caught up the beast and buggy, lifted them into the air to a hightof from forty to fifty feet, and, after whirling them about above and over the treetops for a distance of over two hun dred feet, dashed them again to the earth at the southwest comer of Clinton and Main, where the beast was instantly converted into a mass of crushed bone and jelly, while the buggy was torn into a thousand pieces. A RATHER AMUSINO INCIDENT. A rather amusing incident marked the al most total destruction of Mrs. Bectold's one- story brkk residence, on the south side of Allen street. The wreck of this house was most complete, and it was for a little while supposed that the old ladv and her son. a harmless idiot, were lost in the ruins. Mrs. Bectold, however, turned up all right among the debris, and a little further search revealed the son, who, as soon as his rescuers found him. smiled upon them pleasantly, and re marked: "Never mind about me. The storm will pretty soon be over, and I'll take care of these things." MEETING OF TRC COUNCIL. As soon as the disastrous results of the storm were known. Mavor N Wanderly called a meeting of the city council. Promptly at seven o clock tho coooroil met in the council chamber, at the cily hs. Xhe mayor in formed them that -v be h-rt convened them to take action in regarff1bsietmble calamity which had befa"en the city ot Collinsville. All that the council could do was to examine closely into the mitter, and to find out which of the sufferers were in immediate need of naaiRtancc. Nearlv all those bffected bv the storm we're poor ptopie, who could ill afford to bear the misfoitunes that bad come to suddenly upon them. A motion was accord ingly made by one of the councilmen, which was finally put in the shape of a resolutior, by which the mayor was empowered to at point a committee of four, composed of to councilmen and two citizens, who were in strneted to visit all those wbo had suffered by the disaster, and learn tt eir IMMEDIATE WANTS AND ECTRSSITIES, and report the same to .the cit zens' meeting, to be held this atternooc, at the city hall The city marshal, Mr. JJowler, was given special instructions for to-morrow regarding the ruins and valuable effects buried under the debris. The mayor, by tbe consent of the council, appointed, a special police to euard all damaged property during the night. NOTES ANT -JNflDENTS. : The population of Cjllinsville is estimated at from two thousand seven hundred to three thousand by its oldest inhabitants. A mass-meeting of tha. citizens will be held this afternoon at the city hall, to devise means for the relief of those rendered desti tute by yesterday's storm. ! The greater portion ot the plank sidewalks on Main street were literally torn up and cashed asramst fences and house-fronts, aid ing the storm materially in its work of des traction. . Mr. Joseph Bowler, the city marshal of Collinsville. assisted by several hastily ap pointed deputies, gathered together all those who were rendered houseless by the destruc tion of tbeir homes, and provided them with lodgings for the Light. ' One of tbe saddest scenes yesterday was the grief of poor Lfuts Ueck, whose little home was entirely destroyed, everything in tbe house being ruined. Heck, who is a bard- working man, came home shortly after the storm had subsided, ignorant of tbe lot in store for him, and -then he beheld his house in ruins, he was overwhelmed with grief, and completely broken down by tbe spectacle offered to his gaze. It was hard to bear. One single instant had sufficed to destroy the fruit ot years of labor. The man's grief was pitiful to behold, and his neighbors sympa thized d?fiplv faiaF - .ml. a tluu 1m ycitOTfatvU mem. IIOItJUItLlL Telearraph Operator Gagged and Bonnd to a Post in a Bnrolag Building by Hashed Safe Blowers Timely Rescue. Pittsburg, April 16. A special to the Chronicle from Bulger, Pennsylvania, says four marked burglars broke into the store of A. J. Barrell & Co., at that place, about three o clock this morning, and exploded the safe doors, securing a small sum of money. Liird, the telegraph operator at the station, heard the noise of the explosion, and going out to learn the cause was seized by the rob bers, who took his money and bound and gagged him in the store. They then set fire to the buildincr and escaped, leaving Liird bonnd to a post in the store. He succeeded in freeing himself of the gag before the flames reached him and his cries speedily raised tbe neighbors, wbo rescued him irom the building. No clu9 to the thieves has been f on ad yet. TUB ISACOX 31 Dili) Kit. Br. Cholfant Confesses the Beed, and Relates the Causes that lied to It direat Mental Distress of the Murderer. San Francisco, April 16. Dr. Cbolfant, tbe supposed murderer ot Josiah Bacon, sur- randered himself at the central police station this morning. He is haggard and worn in appearance, having been roaming about the bills in the suburbs ot the city since bunday without food or rest, lie has made a state ment of the circumstances connected with the death of Josiah Bacon to the following effect "On Friday last Mr. Bacon brought suit against me for infringement of patent, and subjected me to a very harsh examination in court, and threatened to have me committed for contempt. I was much exercised in mind over the matter, and called at. the Baldwin hotel several times to see Bacon about it. Did not find him until Sunday morning about nine o'clock. At firt the interview proceed ed moderately, but Bacon soon changed his tone and became very overbearing and arro gant. In the excited state of my feelings I drew a pistol from my pocket with the view of compelling respectful treatment, but with no intention of firing at him. Harsh words followed, the dispute waxed warm, and in my excitement the pistol went off, how, I hardly know, but not with intention on my part. Bacon fell. I ran to him and raised his head. He said 'Don't,' rose to his feet, fell again and instantly expired. I remained in the room a few moments, expecting that the people in tbe house would hear the sho1; and come at once to my room. No one came. I found the hall outside de serted, and suppressing my first impulse to report tbe case at the office of the hotel. 1 went to the police station to give myself np I found no one in the upper office, and not being familiar with the building, I left after awhile and walked about the streets, scarcely knowing where until I found myself near the railroad warehouses in the southern portion of the city. I sat down there and remained nearly all day, and then went to the Sacra mento house on Third street, where I re mained nntil this morning." . Dr. Cholfant has the appearance of one who has suffered greatly f rom mental dis tress, but tells his story in a straightforward, manly way that induces belief in its truth on the part of Detective Lees, to whom the state ment was made. A Bonble Tragedy. Baltimore, April 16. Last fall a shoot ing affray occurred between Den wood B. Hinds and a young man named James, who charged Hinds with the seduction of his sister. The young woman died some time ago. This morning the girl's father and Hinds met on Calhoun street, and both drew their pistols. Several shots were exchanged, resulting in the death of James and the mor tal wounding of Hinds. Hail-Storm at Kew Orleans. New Orleans, April 16. This afternoon a hail-storm began, lasting fifteen minutes. The ground was covered. The 6tones were very large, some measuring three or four inches in diameter. Reed's gilt-edge tonic never fails in colic, dysentery, and all disorders of a like nature. RELIGIOUS FRENZY Ends In Folly A Yonng and Very Ac complished Daughter of Mayor Jones, of Toledo, Ohio, while Insane -on the Question or Religion, Elopes frith a Member of the Perfection- 1st Band and Marries him Contest for tbe Possession or the Dement -ed Bride The Saddest or Do m8t;c Tragedies. Toledo, Ohio, special to the Cincinnati Enquirer: The most startling Bocial aensa tion which perhaps ever fell npon Toledo circles burst like a thunderbolt in a clear sky this morning, when it became known that Miss Adi, the beautiful daucrhter of Dr. W W. Jones, mayor of the citv. was under lock and key at the Jones residence, having been recaptured in an elopement with a religious fanatic, and brought back, together with her husband. If there was excitement then, it deepened - into genuine sorrow later in the day when it was ascertained that the girl is a raving manrac, ana that she had taken the step when entirely unaccountable for her ac tions, and is the victim of religious hallucina tion and of designing religious tanatics, or both. The case, sad as it is, is hightened by another lover, to whom it was expected the young lady would shortly be wed. and who hnds he has not only lost his prospective bride, but she her mind. At hrst this morn ing there was indignation n gainst tbe young man with whom she eloped which threatened senous personal results; but on reflection, and examination of ail the facts, it is a ques tion it he is not also entitled to commisera tion as being himself the victim of the wild est fanaticism. All the facts stamp it cer tainly as the most astounding elopement case "n record. Dr. Jones is of a pioneer family of the valley, a politician of btate influence, and just closing one of several terms ot hon orable service as mayor. Miss Ada is his youngest daughter, a bright, beautiful girl of twenty, slight in bgure, a lithe, elastic ttep, golden hair, and large lustrous eyes. she craduarea in tne citv hieh school in the ciass of 1873 with first honors. She excelled in all the finer studies and accomplishments, particularly the languages, and is very pro ficient in French and German. She entered society and shone lite a jewel. Her parents are devout catholics, and it was observed that, when out of society, she showed an un usual bent for religious meditation. About this time she was intimate with a young woman teacher in the public schools. Miss Weeks, to whose fanaticism Miss Ada doubt less owes her ruin. It seems that a sect of relicionists, known as Perfectionists, with headquarters at or near Fort Edwards, whose doctrines are paid to combine free love, spir it' aiism and kindred doctrines, touched Miss Weeks with tbeir soul-destrovini? influence. and she espoused their doctrines, and brought them to bear in secret upon her young friend, tne unfortunate Ada. l he conflict ot thes -views with Ada's Catholic teachings shook ber mind. Fuends, ascertaining the cause. managed to separate her from the Weeks woman, but it was too late. The latter. however, left Toledo with one Bjwen, of the Fort Edwards sect, who, hearing of Sister Weeks's espousal of his views, came on and took her to the community, where rhe lived wim mm, awaiting to be delivered of a child which Bowen taught her to believe should be a second Jesus Christ. Miss Jones got better, but was taken badly about a year ago, ana sent to theuolumbus asylum, return ing last fall, as was believed, entirely sound. It now appears that while there she again met the Weeks woman, herself an inmate. and the two renewed their former agreement ot views, and, upon leavinir. Mies weeks stated that she would, on her return to Fort Edwards, send a man of the faith to marry ner. ah tms intimacy with tbe Weeks wo man at Columbus was unknown to Dr. Jones until recently, when ho intercepted letters to his daughter indicating that the man of faith was shortly to appear. The family then narrowiy oo3ervea tne aaughter, but were eacouraged to believe her in her right mind. and if she was they knew there was nothing m v i m m to iear. Liasc mesuay a young man ap peared in the city, registering at the Boody as "Sheridan Waite, Fort Edwards, New i o k. He was arouud the citv until Thurs day, though he does not appear to have met Miss Ada, wnen w aiiea ac Dr. Jones's of fice, which is in the residence, and introduced himself as a Mr. Davis, of Cincinnati, saying he had met Miss Ada at Columbus when em ployed at the insane asylum. On this call he certainly did not meet Miss Ada. Next duy irriaay ai cer noon;, in tne doctor s absence, ho drove np to the residence and saw Mies Ada, and, it is supposed, presented his cre dentials from the Weeks woman, and invited her to ride. They started, taking the road toward Maumee. it is supposed thnt as scon as alone with him the old insanity nurtured by the Weeks woman came on. What hap pened ia not known, except the journeying of me pair, ine norse and buggy were left at Maumee, with money to piy the liveryman when he should come for them, if he ever did. They stopped first at Napoleon, but could not get a license. They then went bv the Baltimore and Ohio road to Auburn. Indiana, but found the Indiana laws wm,ld nnt ullnur r.hAm a lir-noa Tm to- not allow them a license. Thev took a Wa bash train to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they changed to the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw, en route for Jackson, Michigan, where it seems the young man expected to find money, and where they would be mar ried. When Jonesville station was called. Miss Jones said: "Jonesville; that is like my name; let us be married here." It was now Saturday forenoon, and the pair had been traveling most of the ni2ht. The bridegroom agreed, and they alighted, and, inquiring for a minister, were directed to the house ot Key Mr. Lorson, an Episcopalian, who at once married them. The pair then returned to tbe depot, where by chance the bride was recognized by Dr. Chadwick. who studied with her father. He instantly concluded that the ,'irl was insane again, and, under the pretext of a vint.induced her to remain at his house while the groom (Waite) went to Jack son for his mmey. The doctor at once tele graphed Dr. Jones, who was already nearly crazy over her absence. The doctor and Cbief-of-PoIice Purdy went by the first train, and returned.with both the lunatics yester day. Last evening ap interview was arranged with the old lover, Harvey fc'cribner, E q., law-partner of Hon. Frank Hurd, hoping his presence might dispel the delusion and restore the girl. It was heartrending. She cared nothing for Scribner, except to ask where her "Sheerie" (Waite) was. To all she continually urged she had been doing God's will. During the interview the bridegroom arrived with an of ficer and demanded admittance to his bride. A scene of violence ensued. A brother of Miss Ada was with difficulty restrained from attacking him, and on his insisting on his right Mr. Scribner, in a fit of frenzy, lushed npon him, declaring he would cut bis heart out. In it all appeared the broken-hearted father, mother and relatives, and above, a priuoner in ber own apartments, the mad girl, bemoaning her husband, and in affect ing voice imploring to be delivered to him. To-day Waite began legal steps for her re covery, engagi ug eminent counsel Kent, Newlon & Pagsley. It is understood that he will be backed by the whole strength of the peculiar community or sect of Fort Edwards. Waite i8 about twenty-two yta-s of age, is of insignificant appearance, being small and unengaging. Public sentiment is al nost universally with the afflicted family. Tbe proprietor of the Boody house, Mr. Graff, whose family physician Dr. Jones is, uncere moniously turned Waite out of doors on his return there last evening. Dr. Jones's po sition, of course, is that the girl is insane and the marriage illegal, and he will resist tbe loss of bis daughter at all hazards, but it will needs be done by continual violent re straint upon the poor girl. Dr. Jones is tbe youngest brother of Miles Jones, of Buffalo, lately deceased. Mrs. Jones is related to the well-known Detroit families, Knaggs and Beaubiens. founders of that city. Her mother was Miss Gunn, who was a granddaughter of Governor Carver, of Massachusetts, of revo lutionary fame The family are also rela tives of the M'Groartys and O'Haras, of Cin cinnati. It is understood that application will be made in the morning for a writ of habeas corvus by Waite, to get possession of his bride. Cyrus W. Field Accepts Conditionally the Presidency of the Wabash Rail way Company. New York, April 16. Cyrus W. Field has accepted the presidency of the Wabash railroad company on condition that as soon as be could find a thoroughly practical and reliable railroad man to take his place he could resign, and in the meantime he would serve the company without charge, and that all suits brought against the company by par ties in New York, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and elsewhere shall be contested lo the full extent of the law; and should it be discovered that suits have been brought for the purpose of depressing securities and speculating in the bonds and shares of the company, tne parties shall be prosecuted for conspiracy. David Dudley Field was unanimously elected coun sel in New York for tbe company. STANtEH'S WAR KEUORD diettloK a Thorough Overhauling tteneral Jt'Cook'o Testimony In timates the Kxistenee of Rivalry In the Line or Promotion. Nsw York, April 16. In the Stanley rell M- court-martiai General Alex M'Doi Cook said that he had asked General btanley why he pushed General Hazen so, and he said Har.en was trying to worm himself into the new administration; that the people in Washington did not know Hazen, and Stan ley proposed that they should know him, be cause tbe hrst thing tney were aware oi ne would push himself into a brigadier-generalship, and this the witness proposed to put a stop to. he thougbt that Stanley naa maae no threats against Hazen, but meant that he would proceed omcially against bim. Stan ley did not say anything about an agreement between him and Hazen that he should say nothing against him. Colonel Stanley s language was unfavorable to Hazen, but it was not spoken in a very disagreeable way. Stanley said he told Hazen at Fort Bice that he was a coward and a liar, ana witness thought it was at Crittenden's table that Stanley said bis main object was to prevent Hazen a promotion at Washington. LADY LWSSDALES Song Is "The Best of all Wtn to .Lengthen yonr Bays is to Take I Pew Honrs Iron the Slight, JMTy Bear" She Boes The Consequences. Correspondence Baltimore Sim: The five o'clock tea-parties are very much agitated over tbe sale ot L;rd Lonsdale s great collec tion. This earl and peer of the realm, the head ot the house of Lowther, set high so ciety into spasms last year by creating the matrimonial talk ot tbe season. tie then married tbat tall, nearly six-foot high, and dark, Jewess type beauty. Lady Gladys Her bert. In ber immediate circle she is known by the pet name of "la Gitana," or gypsey. She is the daughter of the well known and esteemed Sydney Herbert, of Crimean fame, and sister of the earl of Pembroke. Some years ago Lady Herbert, tbe mother of "la Gitana," and another daughter, joined the Catholic church. Tbe tall and handsome Gitana did not follow their example, but dashed into the gay world of dance, sontf and horsemanship, and met Lord Lonsdale, who is ber senior by eight years she being twenty-three years of aee. Both loved tbe world too well, and not wisely, be fore and after marriage. Tbe fashionable ball-rooms of London, Fans and Vienna, the race-courses ot Europe, the yachting and bunting excursions of the night and day, the season and sunshine ot life, found these at tractive two, if not tho leaders, at least the chief features. The art world was ransacked for Lady Lonsdale, and an income of eight hundred thoasand dollars per annum brought to ber mansion many a costly gem ct the fainter and jeweler. Her diamond bill in Biven montbs was one minion aonars, ana her upholetery and bric-a brae invoices were double that sum. To this menu the noble earl added sundry and divers items, such as twenty-two blooJed race-horses, various im provements on the three country estates, and lo! the devvurer of all fortunes, a large steam-yacht, the Northumuna. Ihere are some people so very peculiarly constituted. either mentally or morally, that neither an immense financial revenue, a quarter of dozen country estates, a magnificent town macsion, and tbe luxuries ot art, science and pleasure combined, nor, indeed, that ominous and varied cir;le called the "fashionable world," can make up the sum of happiness The beautiful Lady Lonsdale and the dash ing, handsome earl, the head of the house of Lowther, were not happy. There was a skel eton in the costly mansion's cupboard and 1 only allude to this case as type of many others, and as truly portraying the lite of the mcst modern British aris tocracy. When at Palermo last fall I heard and saw something of the yacht Northum bria, and later on, wben near Nice, I heard and saw something of my Lady Lontdale leaning on the arm of that notorious young rake, bir John .Lister Kave. a Yorkshire baronet, slightly taller than "la Gitana." and of that drab or pa'e-ale visage peculiar to those who think "the best of all ways for to lengthen their days is to steal a tew houi from night. Both are in the spring of life and both are of that speed down hill which may be termed rapid. His mother, with lyn eye, looks at. on and over the pair, while Lord Lonsdale is on the Morthumbria, off the coast or Alpena, wnere rumor Bays be has made some well-known efforts not to length en his dayb, or nights either. When a York shire baronet ot thirty-three years and worldly ways becomes a rkeleton in tbe cup board of any mansion, you may be sure the furniture, pictures, bric-a-brac, and even the personal gems of lustrous brilliancy become very soon under tbe sway ot the auctioneer' hammer. And thus has it come to pass, in period of littlo more than eight months of "honeymoon, that our fashionable five o'clock tea is in a troubled sea of excitement . 07?r- lne..ne5a 8D.a Vont .ot Ending t the I chier ot the L3wtner s lady Pit,! . VUTTS PILLS. SYMPTOMS OF A YOR'Pm LIVER. Lcr.i cf Aprcti'to, l-wcLi costive, Fpia in tho JF -d, rriti a.iX:ll Feuuajionin tba bpek parr, I'a.n under taj Ehculdertludo, fiJl nea r ft r cr.tinir, v. ith a dibini.lint.tion to exertion cf tody cr r.iind, IirituLiii'.y of temper. Low spirits, wita p. feeling of hav ing ii-slocted somo duty, Wearinesr; Diz-r.m-JSJ, Vl'ittcnast ot the Keirt. Dots be fore th eyes, Vcliow Skin, Headache REUorslly over tho riscyo, Kt stlessness wic-ii Ltiul ti reams, Lishiy colored Urine. I? XETSS WA21NIKG3 AEE UNHEEDED, SLHIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED TOTT?S PILLS ' arc espM-ialIy n duple! lo such cihcs, n. h't ("one tiV t n;:i Ii u rhiiugc cl It-el lug uu to utttouiteti tho buil'crer. A NOTED D5VINE SAYS: Pr. T17TT: Pe;rSir; Fnr ten years I have boon c m.irt.T lo iy :tnstij:;iti n ::iid PilcH. Last SpiiTiK yr-ir t'li.ii weie rt:jium:'tniel tome; I ued t :i;ui v t-ttt ItttJe mi'h). 1 am now n well mr.n, !uv. ;:i. d :i7t?: it ditfeMion pertect, rciiur stooU, tzrni. ami 1 hnvuR-iin.'fi for.y I'OUiuid solid tlesii. i'm-y arc w rth thvir Wfipi.t ia HEW IL h. MMPoOX, Iuisville, Ky. Tw first effect of TUTT'S PILLS is to In rrnihe ll'.e Allrlit, uinl mute tlie btn1y to 'Tiikr on I Irvli, llius the Systran is nouriMietl, i;t:d ly ihvir Tonic Al lien on lhe DiyeMive Oruubi Ketf!ar stools arc produced. Dr. J. F. HAYWOOD, OF NEW YORK, SAYS: Fr7 catenae exist thnt cannot be relieved Ity ro iTorintr the i4vT t its n riiuil luucliorm, and for :iis imrM iitrp?Tuiy btw ever hen invented that La.- l:.:..y an tflect a TUTT'S FILLS." SOLD EYF.lv V W I i ER E , PCICE gi CENTS. OlUre 35 It array Sirccr, New Yoi k. fUTT'S HAIR DYE. ;::.Y Hin on Whiskkks chnypd tn a Glossy Mi.ACK 'jv u sm'.e nitpiicati.m of tiii Dih- It im parts r. .'ntux;il Color, nets Inst untam'ousJy, iind ia us li-trmibi-s its BrinK Wiiter. Sold by -UruKUldt or Bnt ! xpr-M.n receipt of Office, 35 Murray St., New York. Stamped Checks OX ALL THE BANKS. S.0.TOOF&CO. PRINTERS, BOOK-BENDERS, 15 Court St., Memplii? BKJIOVAL TRUNK FACTOR, TO .118 T3AIN NT.. MF1IlS -..,r, . . . ... n jome-made i Lnr.Aar.u ischium, ana win on hous& 1 goods, wnokwale and retail, low l3J yi r mam E. C FEARCE, L. ii. SUQS. WHOLESALE OKOCKISS, Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants " No. 258 Front street. 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