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Washington, D. C, December 25-1 a,m.
for Tenneste and the Ohio valley
colder, cloud it and rainy, followed by clear
iny wither, rising barometer north to tcett
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.d N.W. ; Fresh. L't rain
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A um-I'T an J a morry Christmas to all the
frii'udii of the Appeal.
The po!ni, ' Curislni.ta in Spain," i
wo publish to lay, is from the New
Kiun's tnvoy, Parnell, will meet with a
hearty reception in Now York, where h: will
arrive in a few days.
This is the da.; above alt other for "home,
wejt houje." Oa Christmas day tuf.e is
"tio pltu-e lika torv."
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Tit:e CLiiM.ni.is prwut of science to iho
knJ-Ml.iii; lieup ekel.io liekt. iicd.
MacVar' manufactured diamonds, "equal to
K'-n.i.nc, telp Die Tyndall, Huxley and
If Matkau's manufactured diamonds
prove to be equal to genuine, family and
kindly lieirlocms wiil be at a discount; they
will bo, so t ppt'A, watered, and eveiy fish--
wi!j or w.'ishcr woman will be ablo to wear
Nice Ma'.e of tbjngs in New York. The
Tribune is howling load and strong about
lillhy stro t anil the Evening Post call
nttcuiioa to tin depredations of thieves and
gii'roler in the suburb, who so far havo
Kone unwhirix d of justice.
.Ioiin Sherman, at the New England din
ner t Ni-w York recently, eulogized Hayes
in if a m nnil Washington, but be was care
tal to Biiy a word or two ibr tho third-termer,
wit'n wbcm he had jut made his peace at
rir!rt(k'!phi;i. John has an eye to the main
trunee ail tbeNshile.
Tub (rreat l'nglinh physicran. Sir llenry
Thomphon, adviMis that travelers may avoid
typhoid lever abroad by abstaining from
drinking water until it has been. boiled. lie
1omi net highly regard "siphon" waters,
which moy bs mudo from ordinary tainted
waters. U:) likes cold weuk tea which has
btien b uied.
Tiik New York World is right. Not the
busm a men and the property-holders only
of ti e ncrlli, but ail intelligent and indus
trious citiz'nt will thank Senator Hill for his
rpuesunnit declaration that the southern De
mocracy, by overwhelming majorities, may
be rolled upon to support Senator Bayard in
din ell'ort ti secure for the people at this for
tunate conjuncture in our alfaira the blessing
of a catnpletn return in our finances to "hon
t at couhtitutional money."
Si of the Kan companies that Lave hither
to supplieJ Brooklyn with light have con
HoIidateJ undjr one nani4. The capital of
tiie new cmpany is to be $6,900,000, und it
in to havaa debt of f '1,000,000. The stock of
the dilfureut c iuiDunic i-i taken into tho con
Ko!ida':o3 at the fyllowinK figures: Brooklyn,
110; Wil.'iam.djurg, 70: Metropolitan, 100;
Na.tau, CO; C.tizens, 75; Fulton Municipal.
:.". The liruoklyn company also gets a bonus
of 2(X),000, havioj? no debts, and the debts
ot ton o.her companies are all assumed. The
c?no!idated company beami business on
January 1-t, and wiil be known as the Metro
politan gas company. The price of gas is
limited to $2 'Jrj per 1000 feet. The People's
company is tho only one left to content with
this iiintic concern.
(iKNKRAL Grant's movements are thus
h heduhnl. Ha will arrive in Wanhiiigtou
uu tho twenty-ninth initant, and will remain
Ih. irt probab'y two days, lie will then leave
on his touthern trip, stopping for a short
limit ri rout at Kicbmond, Columbia and
S.ivannah. Fro.n Savannah ha will go to
1' I n ida, and from iom ) point in that State
will to to Cuba. On his return, which will
bo perhaps the early part of April, he pro
poses lo make, a trip through portions of
Colorado, and will reach Galena about the
lat of May. lie will remain in Galena' a
short time, and will go Irotn there to Long
Branch, where he will spend the summer,
ti lito a party wil' accompany General Grant
on hi J trip south, including Lieutenant-General
EUrridan and Mrs. Saeridan, Lieutenant
: .lonel Giant and Mis. Grunt, and others.
As scholars and Iheo'.ORiunj are not agreed,
within five or rix yeais, as to the eisct
period in which Chrint was born, it can
hardly b expected that the precise month
mid day of the nativity of our Savior should
be accurately ascertained. But whatever un
certainty there may be on this point the civi-
1 -d world, for the laat fifteen centuries, has
bmrve 1 the tweuty-Gllh of December as the
Jay on which was born the child whose
turvh was announced to the people of the
nrth in two ways by the voices from the
btav lo tfce shepherd, and by the star in
lhi east that cuided tho wise men to His
c radlrt in (he manger. Although other anni
vemaries l triah with the changes of time, the
Cwt-uty-Urth of Djoeu.ber will ever live fresh
;n t'm iii"uiory o chr Htiao people ot kit ca-
ti-ins. ilw.1 ther and good wikhes alwaya
in emm auv it and are always fresh, too. We
ilitrelore wish ourreadtrj a Lappy and
merry Chriitmas.
Tit: New Y'o-k lit aid never dors things
by inlvw. When it takj up a question it
ihau4H it. when it takes up a man it eithor
makes or cxuben him. A ca3 in point is
tl at of Kdiso.1, who on New Year's night
will tilnbit bis marvelous achievement in
wicrce his cheap electric light. In Mon
,'ji'h inue. in an article on the see.non, it
nvjails tho "tacky horseshoe," and sayst
"Oi nauients in the form of a horseshoe have
-v.t been etceeuingly popular,.and this year,
ui n?ver Ufore, the fashion has set in this
dirv-cliou. II is well known that ths horse-
ehoo possesses the magic virtue of warding
tvil from its favored jHwseesor
of co'iciliuting to his service
.sprites anJ elves of field, forest
and food.
What more appropriate New
Year's gift.
then, could the maiiter-wiy.ard
uf our limn
make to his countrymen than
"inJry hoeshoe,' which should at the same
i iiii tm a magic lamp more practically uu
!ul in this workday world than the perilous
juia vels wrcuaU by Aladdin? What more
wonderful fairy la? was ever invented by
Ai'ubun imagination than t)6 simple chrooi
cl t wb ch ti e Herald presented to a jkeptical
ieneiaOon cn St. Tiioman's day of the tri-
iim;:lin avhieved by 'that marvelous boy, that
rjci'pl.'m soul,' Tuaman Alva Elisonj1"
JJayp.s is Lucouiing
frisky, lie is giving 1
rein for a President.
v tosgu-3 too is a
lio hays sometimes more tb he means, and
m a inuttur of course, oxpUnatjoss (ollow.
Tun Washington .S'lar aUted that in conver
sation with a Republican statesman, he
. I.iiuiol that "unJ. r tho constitution, the
V ik.it-1'ri t id.'nl IiaiI IU riltt to count and
" d.elaie ihe Presidential vote, whether he
"counted it and declared it in the rotunda
of the capitol or in presence of both bouses
" cf congress in joint con. motion assembled,
" und that he tLould recognize auJ enforce it
44 si the true declaration of the court.v IJis
ntt-M'tion Ix in.,' calloJ t- thi", Mr. Hayes,
uku frut fraud he vaid: "Oh, it is in the
JCreHiny hi ir. I suppot.0, therefore, ii is
tiiui;t'uing that i not true." He further
fi'iid fhat bo did believe the Vice-President
had Ihe rigid, under tha constitution to ccunt
and dick re tha vole, but be had never said
hi WioveJ he could da it ia tbe rotunda of
the capitol. The Cinoinuati Knnirer'
VTjjsliiDgton correipondent refreshes the r-
.iQr-tli'ja of the President, and says that "if
iie wdl j)ut oi hit reflecting cap, be will ra
caU that be used almost the identical Uu-
Kuiiite .nuiu'ed t Ljiu lust Thursday night,
t.i a veiy promineut iuejs.li?r of congress, who
communicated it in his own house yesterday
lo the tM-rson who gave your torreupondeut
in miortnauon.
Lant Day's Work of the Extra Session of
the Legislature The Ilody-Snatch
Ins Bill Killed In the Senate
aashrllle to be En
larged .
The Omission of the Appropriation for
the Agricultural Bureau to be Inves
tigatedThe Low-Taxers hare
. flickered Their Resolu
tions In Full.
Special to the Appeal. 1
Nashtiixe. December 24. The senate
bill to prevent the ei Donation of dead bodies
failed, the senate having refused to concur
in the amendment cf tho house to make
body snatching a felony punishable by im
prisonment from one to five years. '
The senate bill to promote the saiiitarv
condition of Nashville by annexing its sub
urbs Has passed into a law..
In the senate the Louse joint resolution ap
pointing a committee to investigate as to how
the omission in the appropriation bill of last
session relating to the agricultural burean
came about, wh concurred in, aud Messrs
Crow and Lwiug on the part ot the senate,
and Messrs. Ojjuvie and Beesley. of the Loose,
were aDpututuUxmio cummin.Ee.
Senator Roberta arose lo a personal expla'
nation. He said u certain editor ot a news
paper published in Nauhville had stated in
bis paper (tho Banner) that soon after the
passage of the bill in relation to the bureau
ot agriculture, stuti&tics and mines, that he
(Robert) had manipulated the bill. Tins
editor had been the traveling agent of the
bureau und had drawn hundreds of dollars
from it for his service. He hoped a com
mittee to investigate it would be appointed.
as he expected to have to meet his constitu
ents and this editor upon that question, ' He
would state that as to manipulating the bill.
t was never out of his possession from the
time it came into his hauds until it was en
rolled for the house.
The senate joint resolution in regard to the
centennial celebration ot the battle of King's
mountain was concurred in by the house.
Messrv. Maccabe and Mathes, in behalf of
the Shelby county delegation and the people
whom they represent, made some very appro
priate remarks, in which tbey returned cor
dial thanks for tho kindly sympathy and
generous recognition of the condition .of
Memphis in granting the legislation asked
for by that city fur sanitary purposes so
Both bouses adjourned sine die.
The low-tax Democrats will not get out
their address to the pieople, believing they
have already said too much about their
future policy, and got their foot in it, as it
BeaolatlOBH aad Kecosnacendatlonai of
the steuaJlaiurs.
Nashville Banner, Monday: "The resolu
tions and recommendations, as the reporter
was enabled to take them in short-hand, are
about as follows:
Mr. President, your committee, charged
with tbe duty of drafting resolutions and
making considerations for tbe present meet
ing, have considered the matter as best they
could with the lights before them, and beg
leave to report that, like all great struggles
of the people, whether upon the political
arena or upon the battlefield of the army to
better their condition, theie is much work,
difficulty and danger along the line of con
flict. No plan can be proposed that cannot be
seriously criticised and that wa can certainly
know to be the best and that will not re
quire goxl
Here tho reporter failed to catch the con
cluding words of the sentence), and a har
monious and patriotic effort by all low-tax
men to gain the victory. ,
1 be majority of our friends are in the rural
districts, while the force of the enemy is
chktly in the cities, as office-holders, bankers,
merchants, railroad men, their agents and
employes. These men have more time, more
money, more facilities tor concert and rapid
action than our friend?, but they are in a mi
nority, and with proper effort and discipline
the members on our side can def eat them.
The history of the late contest before the
people in the election of 1S78 and upon the
fiity-and-four bill in 187'J, eays that it was
not a contest between the Democratic and
Republican parties, but that the majority of
the rank and hie of both was with
tbe low-tax party, while a majority of the
oUice-holders and office-seekers and so-called
lenders of both parties wura against the
The low-tux element of the State is nei
ther Democratic or Republican, neither is it a
white or black man's party; but the battle
concerns the Democrat and the Republican,
the white and the black man, all alike, and
means relief and betterment for all.
It is desirable and right to conduct this
local contest so as to allow Republicans and
colored men to vote the low-tax ticket, and
so as cot to help one party or hurt the other,
it sucr a tbing is practicable.
Parties are like armies or
ganized to protect aud fiht for the pros
perity and nappineBS ot a people, and wten
they do Ibis they should be supported, but
when they join the enemies of the people
and assist in robbing and plundering them,
or stand by and see it done, such enemies
should ba disarmed and destroyed.
It a party will aid the people, let it live;
butfif not, let the people live and the party
The high-tax element has the Democratic
machine. When Mr. Savage leached
this clause he said perhaps he ought to
insert "Democratic and Republican ma
cbinec" That is, thuy have the com'
mittee men. wnne we nave toe people.
Judge tbe future by tbe past, there cannot
be a reasonable doubt about tbe manner m
which the machine will be used. It will bo
run in the way best calculate J to suppress
the voice of the people in tho district and
countv meetings, and to defeat the cotiven
tions. All facilities ot time, places ana
means will be arranged in the interest of
mnnoDolv and money.
Notwithstanding all that can be said
BgainBt parties, we recognize tbe magical
furce cf a party name over its raembets.
It is unwise to expect large desertions from
party banners. Men do not suddenly give
up tho convictions of a lifetime. With all
these facts we might the
reporter failed to hear two or three words,
the Democrats and Republicans loves and fol
lows his pld party still.
In view ot these considerations, we
deem it wise. inuVed. our almost absolute
necessity, that the low-tax party would adopt
some plan that will draw the iow-t&x bepub
licanti and Ucmocrais to work in iianuony
for a common purpose and without inj ury or
rjretudice to either party.
We think the end may be accomplished in
the following manner, and that it will be
sufficient organization for tha present, and be
a pronounced or a beginning ot a state or
Let the low-tax party in each county or
canize at a moment s warning,
Reporter failed to hear. committee of three
or five at or near the county seat, with one
or moro committeemen for each civil district
be organised. These committeemen can be
aDDointed bv a count? meeting, or one or
more citizens niav make, provise and appoia
and request them to act in setting up the
meeting, and until the meeting sup-i Sides
them by appointment. It one man is ap
pointed in each district, he should be em
Eowered to have and appoint to him four
assistants or attendants.
We recomuexd that the county meeting
appoint a president asj secretary (of the
county meeting) to act until successors are
That the president and secretary of the
county organization shall prepare a roll of
the names and postotaues of the chiels of the
Derooer&tid committeemen to facilitate the
distribution of pap rs tor the use of a gen
eral organisation, if one should be hereafter
formed, and to whom mcy bo issued orders
requiring information in regard to speeches,
meetings and actions by the people, so that
with their aasistanco they may bring the
people oat in force when necessary.
We rn&ommend that the low-tax element,
frjm this time uutil the battle is fought and
won in every county makej every man as far
as possible an arduous woiker end a yiilant
sentinel on the wat&h-tower, to uttend imblio
meetings, answer fake arguments, enhat re
cruits and piotect our stragglcrj from cap
ture by tbe enemy.
Co i nly meetings should not be called un
timely, but we recommend tho earliest act
consistent with huruion; und a full attend-
uiice, una ol in. me irii'uus in .ucii county
are to be the judges. '
We think UiB will of the people should be
declared upon tbe following matters by every
county: '
1. 1 bat no settlement or payment or u;e
State debt, so-called, or any part thereof,
shall be made by the legislature without sub
mitting such settlement to the people ior
ratificatiao or rejection.
Jie$oltet, 1 hut we oppose the settlement or
payment Cf the so-talW wUt' debt, or any
pari thereof, by the legislature, witnoiic sub
mitting such settlement to the people for
ratification or rejiction.
'I. hat we approve tho purport and ruo
stance of the resolutions adopted by the low-
tax meeting ot lhi twenty-thud oi October
3. That we favor a thorough discussion of
political issues in every county in the otata,
if rccticable, which cannot be done cou
mencinir httr than June. We therefore de
clare for a conveut,'og to nominate a candi
ds.Ua .'or governor, to be 1 at Nashville
Jane lyth, and request the pomectattr com
mittee to concur im this day, or fix an ear.ia.
day, so that hurmuujr icsy prevail in the
We recommend that the low-tux purler be
organized by counties and districts; that
central committeeman for each district with
power to call to his aid four assistants. That
a president and secretary be appointed, and
that a roll of kthe committeemen be made ont
lor county nse. and to faraisb the state com
mittee with a copy, if such shall be appoint
ed. That the president shall call county
meetings, keep an eye to the battle all over
the State, and with tbe aid of the committee'
nrcn and their assistants shall encourage
every low-tax man to become a hard worker
and vigilant sentinel on the watch-tower.
That able and trne low-tax men be ap
pointed delegates, but no man should be ap
pointed without an assurance that he will at
tend and vote for low-tax men and measures.
To all or many who may attend opens
It ii better to appoint one or two men who
wilt 0 than many, lo appoint many or all
who attend, will give tbe railroads und men
of money a chance to seduce and tamper with
the delegates.
I he delegates should be instructed to vote
for submitting the State debt question lo the
peop'.e, and as to tbe candidate to be sus
tained, when the meeting expresses a choice,
All proxies should be forbidden, unless
when no delegate is exp cled to attend from
a county, and a stranger is appointed to cast
the vote of a county ior a person or a specified
purpose expressed in tbe resolutions, such
special instruction is necessary to prevent
Wa consider the low-tax party born of the
people, and that all movements or policies to
relieve the people should begin with them in
primary meetings in countiea or district, and
that a general organization will result it ne
cessity should demand it.
' lk& nuMrati. Pflrl v- Whcw M lll
ti neeir-xn ;icae, ei. liouis,
LiOnlaTllle r ClBCIaaatlT
Why net In the Ureealsw Operations?,
at Memphis, mot A.ater, May, than
the JTlfteenth of Jnly f
Washinston, December 22. The Demo
crats are beginning to discuss the time and
place for holding their next national conven
tion. Cincinnati and Indianapols are men
tioned, those who advocate these cities claim
ing that the Democrats would be strength
enee in Ohio and Indiana by the selection of
either. . It is reported that Mr. Tilden wants
tho convention held .at Louisville, because of
tho local's j inpathy and support he would re
ceive there.
Washington special to the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch: "It is by no means certain that
Chicago will not be inflicted with both Re
publican and Democratic National conven
iens in lstil). Ssucn a possibility is frequent
ly spoken of by Democrats, particularly since
tbe decision of tbe Republican committee last
week in favor of that place. The railroad
facilities for going and coming, together with
the hotel accommodations and the advan
tages of the exposition building, are men
tioned as reasons for such a course. Bat
back of all that there is another motive which
actuates many. The Democrats are consider
ing the possibility of carrying Illinois in
tha next Presidential campaign, and the
candidate tbey talk of in this connection is
David Davis, of that State. This feeling is
rather growing, particularly in view of the
threatened action of the New York legisla
ture in regard to the electoral vote of that
State. It is believed by many Democrats
that Senator Davis would have a large fol
lowing of independent voters in his own
State and elsewhere sufficient at least to carry
Illinois. He is also spoken of as a strong
candidate to run against Grant, as he would
receive the votes of a large number of R3-
publicans who do not believe in a third term.
n hewing the chances ot the next year tbe
Democrats generally concede theirenomination
of General Grant. Fernando Wood, cf New
York, was approached thej other day upon
the subject ot whom his party would
nominate, and he was asked if it would be
Seymour. He said no; that Seymour was
too old and wouldn't have it anyway. Hen
dricks, Bayard and Hancock were each men
tioned, but the Democratic leader ot tbe
house declared, with much assurance, that
none of these would be selected as the stand
ard-bearer of his party. 'I tell you what it
is, be said, we have got to roaiinate a new
man. We must find some one that the. Re
publicans can't throw dirt at,' and then he
mentioned David Davis as one who might
possibly answer the requirements of the hour.
1 . i. . i .1 . tu . l : .l.
that has given rise to the talk of holding
the convention in Chicago, and if the
Democratic national convention should act
upon this idea it would be considered in the
ght of a decided point in Davis s favor.
The friends of Tilden favor New York, and
are opposed to Chicago in viaw th .j
lnoanco that would aitacn to luuis a step, a
somewhat singular possibility is considered
and frequently talked of in Washington just
at this lime, and that is the nomination of
Grant by tbe Democrats, in case tha Repub
licans should select same one else. Ihis was
discussed at great length by members of the
Republican National committee while in tbe
city last week, and, while by many it was
thought to ba out ot the question, yet others,
quoting the campaign of 1872, when Horace
Greeley was the' Democratic nominee,
expressed tbe belief that tbe party would
not hesitate a moment to nominate urant it
was thought that he would accept and
could be elected. But while. Republican pol
iticians are fonnd who do hot favor his nom
ination or who would prefer some one else, it
is looked npon by a large majority ot that
party as almost an established fact that he
will be the Republican nominee. 11 is can
vass has seemea lo tase a aeciaea snape
since the election of Don Cameron to the
chairmanship of the Republican National
commitee, who also openly admits having
assumed the position for the purpose of push
ing Grant."
Special to the New Orleans Times: "The
Democratic National committee will meet
here February 22 J. to decide upon the time
for holding the next National Democratic coa
vention. The places spoken of for holding
it are Louisville, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Balti
more, Philadelphia, and Saratoga, New York.
The friends of Mr. Tilden wish it held some
where east of the Allegbames. Bayard s
and Haucock's friends would rather have
Louisville or some western city. It is cur
rently believed that Mr. Barnum. cbairmau
of the Democratic committee, will oner his
resignation, as his management of certain
matters in 1876 has been rather severely cnt
iciaed. No one is spoken of to succeed him.
and nobody seems especially anxious for the
succession, as the coaition will be full ot dif
ficulties. It is thought, however that Mr.
Tilden will endeavor to capture it by the
usual taslica of a still-hunt.
Ktatis Pnblle sfehool Statistics.
TopKh a. Ks.. December 24. State Super
intendent Lemmon has issued a circular con
taining a summary of the common school sta
tistics for Kansas for the year ending the
thirtv-first of last July, which shows the tol
lowing facts: Kansas has a school population
of 311,300, the increase for the year being
44,635, or thirty-three per cent, more than
tor any other year of the State's history. This
increase represents an immigration to the
State of from 160,000 to 175,000 people in
cne year. During the year the school enroll
ment increased about 30,000, tbe average
daily attendance about 20,000. Ihe average
school term for the State was 24.06 weeks,
this being a half month more than ever be
fore. Sixty-six normal institutes held from
four to six weeks, in which 6050 of the 6707
common school teachers of the State received
instruction. The school revenues for the
year amounted to 1.8j8,56o, of which
tl.052.699 was expended for teachers wages
Four hundred and fourteen new schoolhouses
were built during the year at a cost of
about ;00.000. At the close of the iast fis
cal year, June 30, 1879, the permanent school
fuGd ot the State in the Mate treasury was
il.601j631, nearly all of which was invested
... i , i i , . t i .i
in nansas scare ana Bcnooi aistnct uonus,
bearing from six to ten per cent, interest.
'Feeler" Ceneeralns;
New York. December 24. A considerable
number of investors and speculators gathered
at the real-estate exchange this evening, to
attend the ret auction sale of stocks since
Edison's announcement that be had perfect
ed, and was about to produce, his electric
lit ht. Their interest centered upon the otter
ings of gas stocks tor auction, ihe sale ot
these securities an'ord the general public
their only notion of their market value. Out
of the seven items on the auctioneer's adver
tisement four were gas stocks, but only one
sale was effected, viz: ritty shares ManLat
tan gaslight company at 133- at the last
sale the same stock brought 14d'. No bids
were received for the other gas shares offered
There waa a sale after Ldison s aunouoce
ment of some New York stock at
pa- fent. lower than the last auction price.
Vntlnoco Italian Sailors.
New Yor, December 2. There arrived
in the ATlantio dock at Brooklyn this alter
noon the Italian bark Francisco Donovarro
During the voyage from Navarro a terrible
mutiny occurred. The captain's statement
is as follows: "My bark is from Savona, and
owned by talias owners. On board I had a
couple of bad fellows ss sailors Ilolo and
Antonio Auredundb, of Alanilla. On the
Cttb instant, both of these seamen mutinied !
while changing the watch at midnight, in
tending to kill all hands and take possession
of my vessel. They killed the cook, Sebas
tian Aqueraum, Boatswain Antonio Mar
chisa, and wounded the mate and one man.
With my crew 1 quelled the mutiny and
killed tha mutineers. Their bodies were
thrown overboard."
The I.oalsvllle lottery Case Tteelded
Aaala la favor of llefeadaats.
LorisvrLLE. December 24. In the case of
the Commonwealth vs. Agent of Simmons
ic Dickinson, a test case on a number of in
dictments fur operating the Henry college lot
tery grant, the jury in the circuit court here
this morning acquittea tne ueiendanw. Ibis
is tbe fourth sanction the grant has received
by the judiciary ot this Mate, being twice
sustained by tbe supreme court. Usssrs.
immons & Dickinson are jubilant over this
victory, rl;ih seems to prove the grant im
pregnable, and eut,bilj.' them to resume their
monthly drawings.' ' "
Fox. Another of the James Gang. Safe
in Prison Preparations for" the
Reception of Parnell, the
Irish Agitator, in
Sew lork.
Politics Down in Maine Meeting of the
State Greenback Convention A Knit
Looking to the Settlement of a
Huge Debt Against a Prom
inent Railway.
Kansas City, December 24 Dory Fox, at
one time a member ot tbe notorious Jesse
James gang, was arrested in Sumner coun
ty, Kansas, and is now in jail in this city.
He is under indictment for assisting in the
murder of J. W. Whichers, one of Pinker
ton's detectives, near Independence. Missouri,
on the tenth of March, 1S74, and also for en
gaging in the robbery ot a bank at independ
ence during tbe latter part or lo6. a ox
was with O lantrell during the war. An old
comrade, who states that Fox told the whole
story of his participation in the murder and
bank robbery, will be tbe chiet witness
against him.
The Atlaatle and Great Western.
Urban a, Ohio. December 24. The United
States rolling Btock company filed a bill in tbe
common picas court against the Atlantic and
lien on the railroad for above one million five
hundred thousand dollars, prior to that of the
mortgages. This claim is based on the re
cent "decision of the United States supreme
court putting supplies, repairs and hire of
rolling stock in preference to mortgages.
The claimant wants a prefect lien belor
January 6th, the time fixed for the sale of tbe
oid. .
The Parnell Beeeption In Sew lru.
New York, December 24. The sub-com
mittee on finance of the Parnell reception
committee met to-day. Several well-known
Irish business men and journalists were pres
ent. After some discussion regarding the
cable dispatch received Sunday last from the
Dublin land league, it was oecioea to recom
mend the foil iwmg programme to the gen
eral committee:
First That the expenses proper of tne
committee be paid by tho members them
selves. Second That the proceeds of the recep
tion demonstration, after deducting legiti
mate expenses, be devoted to the relief of the
distressed in Ireland.
Third That an appeal be issued to the
wealthy Irishmen of New York, stating the
object of Parnell'8 mission, and asking tor
subscriptions, to be distributed by tbe Dublin
land league for the relief ot tbe distressed in
A full meeting of the general committee
has been called for Friday evening, at which
delegations from all the Irish societies will
be present to decide on the relief question.
The Maine IMfflenlty.
Augusta, December 24. The selectmen
of Webster and Lisbon have had interviews
with the governor relative to the change in
certificates of elections from those towns.
The certificate of election was given to a
Democrat on tbe ground, as has already been
stated, that the three names appended to the
returns were all signed by one person. The
selectmen have now made oath that each
iigned tor himself and that all the other
formalities were properly complied with.
The selectmen seems confident that the cer
tificate of election issued to the Democrat
will be recalled and that a new one will be
ordered issued to T homas, Republican.
A full meeting of the Greenback btate com
mittee was held to-cigbt, E. H. Gore, presi
dent. Delegates were iippointed to tbe na
tional convention, which meets in Washing
ton January 8th. those at large being Con
gressmen G. W. Ladd and T. H. Murch, and
Solon Chase. Resolutions were passed in
dorsing the action of the governor and coun
cil; declare full confidence in them and be
lieve they counted the vote honestly; de
nouncing the utterances of the Republican
politicians in public meetings and the utter
ances against the executive department of
State as an insult to the governor and council
and a disgrace to the State as well as to tho
party. Tho resolutions express the opin
ion that the Republicans are in
the minority in this State, and that
large majority of them would have been
members to the opposition had it not been
for extensive bribes and vilest intimidation
tthe polls. They view with shame and in-
Maine Unibed B-atco aenborg od-aoJ ,
rousing the community to a state of violence
that threatens riot and bloodshed, and con-
mn as the greatest criminals n our midst
those men who, having in vain corrupted tte
ballot-box, now appeal to the power oi
Washington, December 21: The supreme
court has adjourned till January 5 Lb.
Cairo. December 24: Girdon Patha left
Massowah on the twenty first instant for
London. DceniHer 24: A dispatch from
Cape Town, via Maderia, says: "Chief Seco
coeni surrendered oa the second instant."
Rome. December 24: The Russian nm'jr-
domo and hia secretary have arrived at Cata
nia, Sicily, to select apartments tor tbe
London, December 24: The latest bulletin
from Cannes, dated December 22J, reports
the condition of the empress of Russia as uu
London, December 24: A Lahore dispatch
says: Ueneral .Roberts reports that his
troops are suffering from overwork, cold and
Paris. December 24: At three o'clock this
evening Waddington, DeFrey and Challemel
Lacour were in conference at the residence ot
Berlin, December 24: Einperor William
stumbled on the stairs of a theater two days
ago, hurting his knee. It is now well again,
and he drives out daily.
London, December 24: Dispatches from
Larnisa, Cyprus, say the cattle plague is
spreading, and no horned cattle are allowed
to leave or enter Lirnisa.
Berlin. December 24: In well-informed cir
cles in St. Petersburg it is rumored that if
the czar visits Berlin and Cannes, the cziro
witch will be appointed regent.
Liverpool, December 24: A steam tug iust
arrived reports speaKing an inward bound
bark having on board five more of the sur
vivors of the steamer Borrussia.
Ptoria. December 24: The Union distillery.
belonging to Woolner tiro., was destroyed
by fire this morning. Loss twenty-seven
thousand dollars. .Fully insured.
Berlin. December 24: The Mohammedans
and christians of Kuldia are agitating
against the restoration of the territory to
China and threaten armed resistance.
Philadelphia, Djcember 24: St. David's
Catholic church, at Manayunk, has been de-
stroyed by fire. Liss estimated at twenty
thousand dollars. Covered by insurance.
New Orleans, December 24: Irwin Russell
the well-known dialect writer and poet, died
here to-night in destitute circumstances, and
among slraogerf, atter a tew hours illness
London. December 24: Tbe Dailn News
has been requested by the Peruvian minister
to state that there is no foundation for the
report that a revolution had broken out in
London. December 24: The latest advices
from Cabul, dated December 23d, state that
the insurgents have plundered the principal
nazian city, and it is said large numbers are
leaving with the booty.
Niagara Falls, N. Y.. December 24: A
gentleman about sixty years of age, supposed
lo be S. A. Sykes, of hennedyville, New
York, this eyeniogjumped from the new bus
pension bridge into the river below.
Madrid, December 24: The senate o day
approved ice oiu ior tne abolition ot slavery
in Cuba. In the chamoer of deputies the
bill was read for the first time, aud a com
mittee appointed to report upon it.
London, December 24: A lite dispatch
says tne Montenegrin ambassador at Con
stantinople, who demanded his recall in cm-
sequence of the difficulty of his position in re
gard to the Gusinje question, will leave next
r nday.
Berlin, Dscember 24: The agents at Liver
pool of tbe lost steamer Borrussia state that
there were one cabin and sizty-four steerage
passengers from Liverpool to New Orleans.
and eighty steerage passengers from Corsana
for Havana.
Calcutta, December 24: Colonel Norman
telegraphs from Jagdutluk to-day: " Heavy
firing has been heard in the direction of
Cabu; for the past forty-eight hours. General
(lough is close to Latabaud. and it is expected
l.A W,ll .IMi.ll f.!.,,l rt.l . ..
Paris, December 24: Tba municipal coun
cil has rejected three items of the city's obli
gatory expenses for the pnblio worship, and
tbe prelect ot the beine has requested the
minister of tho interior to officially inscribe
these items in the municipal budget.
St. Petersburg, December 24: The Vado-
nioaU announces that Prince Dolgorouki,
governor-general of Moscow, intends to re
sign on account of ill health. General Igna
tietf and Count Schouvalotf are mentioned
as possible candidates for tbe post.
Berlin, December 24: The North German
Gazette publishes a letter from St. Petersburg
contraaicung tne recent reports ot tbe dim
culties between the czar and czarowitch.
says tha latter goes to the winter palace daily
and attenus tneconierencea between the czar
and bis ministers.
Augusta, Me., December 24: Hon. Lot M,
llorrill bgs addressed a letter to the governor
asuing uim ,n me inteiest ct peaca and good
order to request promptly the opinion of the
superior judicial court upon all disputed
r(ueitiuns concerning the count of the retains
of the recent election.
Springfield, Mass., December 24: Fred B
Webster was bound oyer in court to-day, in
ae thousand dollars, for assaulting Chester
uoodall at gremont, September 25th. The
evidence is quite strong against him. The
case caused great excitement in that region
at the time ot tbe assault.
Washington, December 24: Washington
is having a Email-por scare. Seven cases
have broken out, three in the jail, where
there are two hundred and thirty prisoners.
and one in the navy yard grounds. The cases
are pronounced mild.
St. Paul. D3C?mber 24: Afire at Carleton
college, Northfield, yesterday, destroyed tbe
main building with nearly all its contents,
lurnuure, ooossi ana tne students effects.
Loss estimated at fifty thousand dollars; in
surance, seventeen thousand hve hun
dred dollars, which is divided among several
London, December 24: Pesth correspond
ents hear from good authority that Count
budort, Austrian minister at Madrid, will sue
ceed Count Zchy, at Constantinople, and
that Count Kalkony, Austrian ambassador at
Copenhagen, will succeed Baron Longenau,
at St. Petersburg. Beth these appointments
is said to nave special signihcance.
Baneor. Me.. December 24: A letter rum
been sent out by ben r . Pillsbury. addressed
to each of the fusion members-elect of the
legislature, and also to those who have been
counted in by the governor and council, call
ing upon them o assemble at Aucusta on
Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in
January, to arrange for the assembling of the
next legislature.
Paris. December 24: Correspondents rhv
the Republique Francaise and the Paix have
puousn articles which are calculated to cause
serious concern, as they can only be regarded
a giving evidence of the existence of serious
differences between the views of President
Grevy anrl those qf .aatticle
in tne ntpz. .tibn that Gambetta is ready to
tase imce.
By Judge Blodgett, r Chicago, I a vol v-
. ln the Bankruptcy or a fare As
surance Association.
Chicago, December 24. Judge Blodgett,
in the United States district court, this morn
ing, made a decision of great impoitince in
the case of Cook, assignee in bankruptcy, of
the Protective-life assurauce company, for an
assessment on-about one thousand six hun
dred policy-holders for some sixty death losses,
amounting to over three hundred and twenty-four
thousand dollars, which has never
been assessed by the company. The princi
pal points made by Judge Blodgett were that
the company, under its charter, was aut hor
ized to carry on a life assurance business on
the joint stock, or mutual plan, or both in its
discretion; that the plan actually adopted by
the company was not strictly either joint
stock, but on an assurance plan,
styled by the company the nutual
contribution plan; that the liability of mem
bers to assessment results not from the
charter, or general law, but, if j-. 11, from
the terms and conditions of the policies and
application; that the contract, if it mrgbt be
so called, of the policy-holders was substan
tially the same in the various forms of the
policy used by the company that was to say,
an assessment to be made by the company
on the death of each person in the company;
that the company was merely an agenj to
make assessments, collect from policy
holders, and pay over to beneficiaries; that
the contracts were expressly contemplated,
and reserved the right of each policy-holder
to refuse to pay any assessment, and thus
forfeit his policy, and that thus lapsing, he
absolutely terminated his liability to further
assessment; that it was the right of each
policy-bolder to have the company promptly
assess all death losses, so that he might
exercise his option of lapsing if the assess
ment became too heavy; that the court could
not now assume to make the assess
ments that the company ought to
have made, since to do bo would be
equitable, and would impose on the policy
holders a burden for which they could now
receive no equivalent, the company being
dead ; that the moneys collected on such as
sessments, ifmade, would not be tbe assets
of the company for the payment of its gener
al creditors, but a specific fund tor the pay
ment of the specific death losses assessed.
The company will only be liable on their un
assessed losses to the extent of its guaranty,
or for damages for failure to assess; that the
scheme ot the company was illusory and an
experiment outside of the beaten paths of
life insurance, and those beneficiaries in
whose behalf the assessment is asked might
weli have anticipated the contingency which
has arisen. This decisions applies equally to
the following policies: The o:d A, the new A,
the B, tbe BB, and tha commercial leugue
branch of U a ooojpany, anil fiL a that no
petition was dismissed.
lie w the Sayases Live.
Lecture by Miss Josephine Meeker: "Tte
Utes live principally on bread and meat.
When they can't get bread they live on tueat.
and when thrv can't cet meat they live on
bread. When they have a great quantity of
provisions oa band tbey eat it all up beiore
getting any more. The same is true when
they have a small quantity on band. I hey
are dirty. They are even very dirty. Their
meat is generally permitted to lie about oa
ne ground or any placa. k,acu Indian tamiiy
possesses any number ot dogs irom eight to
fifteen, and these animals help themselves to
the meat. After they have satisfied them
selves, and when ihe Indians become hungry,
tbey cut of this same piece on which the dois
feed. They generally boil their meat, but
sometimes they broil it. They put it in
water and let it remain only a few minutes.
just long enough to heat, when tbey take it
out and begin to eat. lhey use the same
water and the same pail for boiling oyer and
over again, until the water becomes a perfect
slime ot tilth. Une pot generally does service
for the entire tsmily. Ibis particular pot is
a frying pan. When the Utes get out of bad
thev wash their faces and bathe the baby in
it. atter which they base tne oreaa ana ooii
the meat. Then thev eat out of the vessel,
and then the dogs lick up the leavings. They
clothe themselves with a blanket or a skin,
and cut a hole in the middle of it and throw
it over their heads, cutting arm-holes and
fastening the garment at the waist with
wide belt, while they close up the neck with
a buckskin string. When the garment wears
out they cut the string and let it drop, but
not before. Sometimes the Indians will wear
as many as five of these garments at a . time,
always keeping the cleanest one on tbe out
A 8joabbIe over the Text-Books
ramie scnoois.
Columbus, Ohio, December 24. The su
preme court to-day decided the case of tbe
state ot Uhio in relation ot uuaries l,
Flowers rs. the board of education of Colum
bus and others, brought to obtain a writ of
mandamus to compel the defendants to use
Harpers' Geographies in tbe public schools
and tbe writ was gran tea. ihe boara oi
education adopted Harpers geographies on
August 12th and on August 26th reconsidered
the motion by a majority vote. The statue
and rules of the board require three fouttbs
of all members to change the text-books
within three years after adoption. The points
of tbe decision wera that the- action of the
board on August 12th was the legal adoption
of liar pei s geography, and that tue resolu
tion ot recons deration passed August Lbtu
did net ait'ect said adoption, and that no sub
sequent action of the board had affected said
adoption, ihe real piainMtt in tho case wps
II. VV. Darby & Co., of this city, agents for
Harpers. Tbe pupils have not been allowed
to u.-e geographies in the schools tor tour
: m
Another Kmbozllog Bank Km ploy e.
Milwaukee, December 24. Charles G
Rosso, late book keeper at Alexander Mitch
ell's bank, was arraigned in the municipal
court this mornine, charged with embezzle'
ment. tie plead guilty, and was kentecced
to two years imprisonment in the house of
correction. The amount of the defalcation
will probably never be known, as tbe bank
officials decline to make a statement for pub
lic infovma'ticn; but it is generally believed
to have been considerably over a hundred
thousand dollars, although the indictment
only charges the abstraction ot a few ttou
The Ht. Louis asll-ht Company Again
In Jfossession vr its rroperu.
St. Loura. December 24. By order of
Judge Adams, of the circuit court, Socrates
.Newman, receiver ot the at. Aiouis gasugnt
company, this alternoon turnea over an tne
nronertv. books, accounts, proats, etc., ei'
cent sixty thousand dollars reserved for final
settlement, beloncrinsr to that company to Ku
fus J. lackland, its president. Une item ot
rjroGta realised cinca the business has been
in the hands of the receiver is nine hundred
thousand dollars in United States four pe
cent. .bonds. Mr. Newman was appointed
agent of the company till the board of direct
ors elect ctticers.
The Hew York Produee Exchange
Xkw York, December 24. The dullness
on the produce exchange to-day is attributed
to the firmness with which the large holders
of wheat maintain prices. The high price of
grain has bad the effect or breaking down tne
combination of freight brokers, who insisted
on six shillings for grain for the United
Kingdom, and would not give a charter tor
less. To-day charters are offered at five shil
lings, and some have been made at four shil
lings and ninepencfr, and yery little doing,
There are nearly ten million bushels of grain
in this port. The principal holders are Jesse
Hoyt and David Dows.
Highway Bobbery.
St. Paul, Minn., December 24 A ape
ciat trom vv ortbington, in this Mate, says
that tiester V. lurner, a merchant of Siou
Falls, waa set npon on coming out of an out'
house of the hoteljby two men, who knocked
him down and robbed him of fifteen thousaud
hya hundred dollars, which he had just real
:A.i l. u .-I. l v:- u n
i&cu i-j wo boio ui. uiuinobi, x hq men
were traced a Bhort distance by the railroad
and then lost.
Am endless chain of certificates verify the
excellence of Dr. Bull's cough syrup. Price
twenty-five cents.
Additonal Particulars of the Disaster to
th.Borrnssia Story of the First
Officer Survivors Reported
Picked Up and Arrivlng
t Various Seaport.
Mon About the Distress in Ireland
1-btral Donation by the Queen of
England Affairs in Egypt
Gordon Pasha's Demands
Ihe Greek Frontier
Question, Etc.
London: December 24. A dispatch from
Constantinople says the Greek boundary
comtmtmoners have sent a note to the Porte,
demsnding the resumption of conferences in
regard to the frontier question
Ike Porte has granted tour million piasters
for tbe relief of destitute persons in Const&n
tincple during tba winter.
Kqnltaole Land Laws for Ireland.
Montreal, December 24. A public meet
ing, called by the mayor, was held to-night
to discuss the question ot the distress in Ire
land. I er.no tte, acting mayor, presided.
A number of influential citizens, including
the Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy
men. cccupied seats on the platform. A se
riflfu-Bf ".re8olutionB in favor of equitable
mously prL TnSeftftRSfmejiaK
terized by spirit of moderation and loyalty,
Public lrl.h Meetings in Canada.
Toronto, December 24. Public meetings.
yery largely attended, were held last night
to consider the agitation in Ireland and to
decide what steps should be taken to relieve
the distress there. Ihe mayor presided
After speeches by several influential citizens.
a resolution wsb adopted embodying a peti
tion to the city council to donate ten thou
sand dollars. A committee was appointed
to take up subscriptions. It is proposed to
send the funds subscribed to the duchess of
MarIb3rough s relief fund.
Blssatlsfaetlon Among the Irish.
London. December 24. There is much
dissatisfaction among the Irish people be
cause the government has not applied the
surplus ot tbe Irish church fund tor the re
lief ot the popular distress, which tbey are
empowered to do by terms of tbe disestab
lishment act. The directors and members ol
the society of St. V neat de Paul publish a
declaration that the eleemosynary systems are
a mockery and delusion it intended ade
quately to meet tbe deep and dreadful famine
now approaching, and Bishop M'Cabe. ot
Dublin, has issued a circular to the clergy
of his diocese, asking them to appoint a day
for collection in the churches, and to nrge
their parishoners to contribute.
(Gordon Pasha'a Demands.
London. December 24. A dispatch from
Cairo says: "At a council of the Egyptian
ministers, at which the European comptrol-
lots were present, the khedive submitted a
dispatch from Gordon Pasha, stating that
taxes amounting to two hundred and fifty
thousand pounds remained to be collected in
London. The ministers expressed great sur
prise, and the khedive demanded an explana
tion from Gordon Pasha. In another dispatch
Gordon Pasha desires that Egypt should cede
to Italy a port in the Red sea, in order to
produce complications between Abyssinia and
Italy. The ministers unanimously rejected
the proposal. Other dispatches were submit
ted to the c JUncil from Gordon Pasha, show
ing his inconsistency."
The taecn's (Contribution to Sufferers
in ireiana.
London, December 24. Queen Victo
ria contributed five hundred pounds to
the duchess of Marlborough's Irish relief
The board of trade has ordered an inquiry
into the loss of the steamer Borrussia.
A Patis midnight dispatch says that sever
al members of tbe eld cabinet met to-day and
unanimously resolved on a proposal lo Wad
dington that as the maintenance or recon
structing of the rid cabinet is impossible.
and Waddington or Say taking the premier
ship being out of the question, DeFreycinct
should form a cabinet. Waddington was
deputed to acquaint President Grevy with
this decision. At eleven o'clock to-night the
uation was uncharged, DeFreycinct not
having been summoned. There is every rea
son to believe that DeFreycinct will be sum
moned for the third time to-morrow to sub
mit a list of names already determined.
Concerning- the
Voa steamer uorrumia aiiege mat tucy-fc:
lieva tha vessel is still afloat, as she is bunt
i:h water-tiorht compartments, and that she
is stil in the track of American vessels. They
also ailege that they are h:pef'ul CDncernin
the crew and passengers. The third officer's
boat wjs the last to leave the ship Among
the other boats there was a large boat con
taining twenty Soaniards. and the mate's
boat containing thirteen persons. These
when last seen, presumably, by the third
officer'! boat, were doing well. The I third
officer made an unsuccessful attempt to tow
another boat containing two men. Ihe crew
ot the steamer when tbe boats tett were
buildinff ratts. The wind was then blowing
a crale. It is asserted at tbe office of the
agents that tbe captain did his duty man
In tin statement tbe thira cmcer oi tne
Borrussia savs that after the larea boat, con
taininir twenty Spaniards, and the mate's
boat, containing thirteen persons, had left
tha H M-rusoia. a life boat containing two of
tbe stewards of the steamer got adrift. He
8 sent after this boat by the captain, and
took ct.arue of it. tskintr his own boat in
which five men were left in tow, but the boat
was swamped, and all on board were
drowned. Tea third officer endeavored to
to again reach the Bjrrussia which was fast
sinking, but was unable to make headway
aiaicst the wind. Ha was compelled to
abandon tbe attempt and run before the
wind. At the time this occurred there were
still three boats with tha Bjrrussia,
The bark Fulda has arrived at Liverpool
with hve Spaniards saved trom the fjorrussia
Owing to their inability to speak English, it
13 difficult to get trom them a connected nar
raiive of the terrible hardships they have un
dergone. Their boat, before it left tho rsor
russia, contained, besides tba Spaniards, tne
mate aud three women: but no sooner was
the boat towered than it was partly stove in
bv knocking against tbe steamer. The mate
and the women, accordingly, returned to the
wreck. The Spaniards partly staunched the
hole in tbe boat with some clotheB, and then.
the rone breaking, they were cast off from
the Bteamer. They had some provisions, but
none of them knew anything ot navigition,
and for five days and six nights they were
tossed about, suffering terribly, till they were
observed by the Fulda. They know nothing
of the fjto of the Borrussia.
I3TK3iai2IV VOL.U.
Weather In the Xorthwest and on the
kaelfle Rlope Thermometers Bes
istering Fifty. eight Degrees
Below Zero Ballway
St. Paul, December 24. The severest
weather reported for years prevails to-day
throughout the State. St. Vincent, near t- e
British line, reports the spirit? in the.mome
tors standing uny-eight degrees below zero.
At Crookston. Minnesota, it stands at fifty
six below; at Grand Forks, fifty, and at
Breckenndge, thirty-nine. This 3 places are
in tbe Red river valley, and tbe cold wave
seems to have come from the ifritish pos
sessions. In the eastern and southern part
of the State the weather is" milder. In St.
Paul tbe thermometer did not full below
fifteen decrees below zero.
The unusual amount of snow that bas
fallen has delayed the trains on all the roads,
seme of the trails on tbe Southern Minne
sota and Northern Pacific being abandoned
last nicht. All trains from the west are late
I'apreeedentetl bt Ogden, Utah.
Cgden, Utah, December "24. There has
been unprecedented cold weather in this sec
tion fur the past two days. It was twelve
degrees below s.ro here this morning, while
north, east and we&t, the thermometer is
thirty-five degrees below aero. There is not
much tnow, but the trains are delayed by
On the Pacific SIopq.
San Francisco, December 24. For the
past two days tbe weather throughout tbe
Pacific slope has been unprecedentedly cold.
The harbor of Victoria, Vancouver Island, is
frozen over, and there is a great deal of float
ing ice in Puget sound. Navigation on the
upper Colombia and VVilliamette rivers has
been suspended. Tbe stock in eastern Ore
gon and northern California are suffering
severely, tbe thermometer ranging in the
valleys of California from twenty to thirty
degrees above zero. The people were skating
at Alodes'.o. in the San Joaquin valley, this
morning. Fruit has sustained considerable
damage in some localities, but tbe agricul
tural prospects are generally very favorable.
At Prosser Creek, on the Central Pacific just
beyond the California line, the thermometer
this inorning was thirty-six degrees below
sera. In this city this morning ice formed
strong enough to bear a man's weight.
In so3i9 cases the waterpipes were frozen.
Floods In the Ohio Valley.
Cincinnati, December 24. The heavy
rain yesterday and to-day has been general
alt along both sides of the Ohio river, and the
prospects are that it will be almost flood rise.
Tha rivar hna cone un here nina feot in the
last twenty-four hours. In Kentncky the!
rain of to-day is said tQ e tne heaviest
viest in
twaniy yea, and uiueti aam" jg jone
along Lickmir oy tne Bdden rise. The
Liiue Miami river is higher than it has been
for a long time. Tha bridge over Walnut
creek, ou the Dayton and Southeastern rail
road, was washed out by the sudden flood.
Reports from points up the river indicate
heavy rains everywhere. The liig Sandy
river has risen ten feet in twelve hours,
and to-night is rising a foot an hour. Large
quantities of staves, lumber and logs that
were collected on the bank for Bhi pment Are
caught by the Bndden rise, nnrf an fl.Winir
down the river, entailing much loss. Re
ports from headauarters
mere, 80 mat what IS known n pnn hnal
srage at Pittsburg is assured for to-morrow
letting out the larcrest conl vpRAPla thnr nrA
Used. The rain here is heotnnincr tn fraria
u it rails.
a a art
I .111 M.
-T - . " Mt ll.na.f n.A
in Jersey City The usual
Philadelphia, December 24. General
Grant, accompanied by Colonel Fied Grant
and his wife, left to-day for Jersey City,
where the general s mother resides, ihe
party returns here this evening.
In Jersey City.
New York, December 24. On arriving in
Jersey City, General Grant and party were
met at the railroad station hy relatives, and
all immediately proceeded to their residence
on Pavonit avenue, where the general was
welcomed bv his mother. Both were greatly
moved. In the afternoon, after having spent
several pleasant hours among his relatives,
the general returned to Philadelphia, where
to-morrow, all will take part in a Christmas
gathering at the residence of George W,
Childs. The union in many ways will bs a
memorable one.
totrenn- Seasons Acalnst Justice Pleld'a
Nomination A Washington s,ews
. -Paper's falHti? . -
la an article on the Democratic Presiden
tial candidal s. tie Washington Sunday Her
aid thus speaks of Juttice Field, of the United
states supreme court, whose name has been
mentioned in connection with the Democratic
nomination, and who is believed to entertain
the hope the Democracy will make him their
national standard-bearer next year:
"Respecting Justice Field's ability to make
a good race, if he is entered for tha grand
sweepstakes, opinions differ. If nominated,
he will be fiercely assailed upon vi-ious
grounds. Ha w-.U ba charged, wr.v.e'iilly,
no doubt, with being too good a tru-iu of die
New Idria mining company, and ot io u of
the Mexican land grants which have bvu ia
litigation. Still more dangerous will
be the charge that be is a retainer
of tbe great railway monopolists, sni.
however sound Lis lesal objections to ths
luurtnanact, his position on to is q-i.'stuia
will kill him with the Grangir-. wlo are a
very important element in any sensibiH eal-
culution ot next year's chances. Then, Jus
tice t leld is known as a strong monomctalist
and anti-legal-tender man. If his conrt de
cides against the greenback, that wiil not
help him toward the Presidency, no matter
how good law the decision may be."
The Herald believes Speaker Randall can
only attain the Presidency by being a good
speaker and avoiding political intrigues. Mr.
Randall is advised to keep aloof from all
strife within the Democratic ranks, and to
look after his re-election to the forty-seventh
congress, and admonished to be con
tented for tbe present with the speak
ership of the house. "If Mr. Ran
dall," Bays the Herald, "can restrain his am
bition, and go smoothly along, we shall have
the pleasure some time of casting our vote
for him for President: but bis time has not
yet come, and if be tries to force things, be
will ruin all his chances. Above all, he
should beware of waiting for any other man's
shoes. He will never become President as re
siduary legatee of the cipherer of Gramercv
From the lion. Win. Taylor. State Sen
ator of Massachusetts.
Messrs. Wins A Pottier (imtlmn Tn sn. that
I am grateful is only a poor exoresslon ot my feel
ings, but It Is tbe best word ibat I can use, for I feel
it In every sense of tbe word. I have been a great suf-
wrerwiui saiu uiseaties ior uw jasi twelve vi) years.
My head and face being covered with sores, I could
not rest wun tne burning neat and Itching of tbe
parts affected, and was onflned to my house for
weeks at a lime. My disease has been called Eczema,
of a most aggravated typa, by many pbysldans, but
I doubt If ever fully understood by any of them. It
was more like a combination ot several sltln humors.
l nave speut mucn money seeking a cure, and In
18r7Iwentto Europe, and consulted some of the
best ph slclans lnLondon. I received temporary relief
only, for in the spring It would break out again as
bad as ever. When I came back to Boston I was told
by many friends tbat Dr. (wbose reputation for
the cure ot those diseases was ot the highest order)
could cure me. ffia'i "T-fT'rr- tin rr
ilWi titpremnysiuiang, aua amoDg mem ur. , oi
East Boston, and Dr. , ot city proper; but all to
no purpose. Tbey did me no good; their remedies
were so ineffectual tha' at no time did I feel that a
cure would result from them.
I have swallowed nve nundred arsenic piusto-ju
grain) and taken bottle after bottle of internal rem
edies, besides all the external applications I have
used, but the effect was tbe same. I became satis
fied that I could not be cured, but might be kept from
getting worse.
Mow, about three months ago, Mr. Meehan, a gen
tleman well known to Boston people, called my at
tention to vour cuttcura. and Dromisea wonaenui
results If I would only make a trial. Be told me of
his own experience with It, and so persevered on me
tbat I went with him to oarug fctore and bought
two large boxes of Cuticura and some Culicura
Snnn. and commenced to nse It according to tbe dl
Tactions. There was sc much humor lodieed within
the skin, that as coon as I commenced Ihe use ot
chilimra It came to the surface and festered until
vast quantities had come out and greatly intensified
my sufferings ror snout two weens, sui i uiu not
mind this, as I felt tbat I was going to get rid of the
humor when I saw it coming to the surface In such
Urge Quantities. After first two or three weeks use of
this remedy 1 was greatly encouraged by a gradual
lessening or the mnimmation or a numoer oi pain
ful sores. I carefully, faithfully and cheerfully fol
lowed the directions to tbe letter, feeling each week
nearer a cure, until at the present moment, after
three mouths use of Cuticura, and twelve years of as
constant suffering as was ever endured. I can say that
I am cured, and pronounce my case the most re
markable on record. I nave been so elated with my
success that I have stopped men on the street who
were anilcted. and told tbem to get tne vultcura and
It would cure them. This is wby I am so grateful to
you, for I believe It lo be tbe best and greatest dis
covery of the ge, and that it will cure all who are
suffering with these diseases. I may add that I took
no internal medicine out uie wiicura iiot.
Boston, August 22, 1878.
CUTICURA RESOLVENT Is the most powerful
tJiooa runner anq Liver stimulant ever com
CUTICURA Is tbe great external remedy for all
Humors of the Scalp and Skin, Ulcers, and Old
sores. (
CUTICURA SOAP Is an elegant toilet and medic
inal assistant to CUTICURA for all external affec
Prepared by Weeks Potter. Chemists and Drug-
fists, 3HO Washington street. Boston, Mass., and
or sale by all Druggists and Dealers. Price of
CUTICURA. small boxes. 50 cents: large boxes.
containing two-find one-half times the quantity of
sraati, t. RKSULVJiJVi, si per bottle, 11
CURA SOAP. 25 cents per cake; by mail. 30 cents
tnree cases, i a cents.
0L.ll Hundreds ot little Kerves
VOLTAIC WSS EUCTEQ Mu8tle9 re,PDd to e
pt . oi Electrical Action ot these
fia I
wonderful Plasters, the moment they are applied
They Instantly Annihilate Pain, Strengthen Weak
and Painful Parts, Draw Poisons from the Blood
Prevent Fever and Ague, Liver and Kidney Com
PBonotraczD bt
to bs Tas
of a i.cttxb frern
MAa at Madras to his
brother at
Worcester, May,
Tell Lka Pro-
Rnts that their Sauce
la li I Ii 1 Mtd.mMl
ind applicable
&PbRS in India, and Is In
55eSs: i my opinion the most
;... e paiaiaoie, as wen as
S Sauce that Is made.'
tbvs eivise tbb coits vmer not only
9 College Place and 1 Union Sqaare.
Bon Ton Starch
It la absolutely odsrless, and Chemically Fare.
It Is snowflake white.
It la susceptible ot the highest and most lasting
It possesses greater strength ot body than other
trade brands.
It ts packed la Pound Parcels. Full Weight guar
anteed. It costs less money than any Starch In the world.
It Is manufactured tn the heart of the greatest
cereal region of the Slob.
It is Sold universally In America by wracers and
Its annual oonzuutpuon reaches Twenty Million
. -, 1 .
1 iliiurew Jrucunjt ctuti
MrkntmeKer World-Famout Oorn Starch fnr rnod
Executor's Kotlce.
TTAVINO been appointed and qualified by tba
XX Probate Court of S
Hbelny county, rennemee, '
executor of Michel Escazaux. deuoamtd, creditors or
said estate will prettxit tnelr claims, and debtors
UlUSt Mty UP- JUIl.l umbi uevutur.
iiuiuoa x 1'oston. Attorney. 260 Mala street.
FOGLEMAN it his rasidencn. near Mound Cltr,
, .1. ntinMil., mnrnlnff. hMPIIIMir 2-1.
1 HTU ml 7 o'elo. k. CaDtaln LRBOI L t'OGLKMAN, Ot
steamer John Overton.
Funeral at ths residence this (WEDNESDAY) af
ternoon. Lecember 25th, at 1 o'clock.
BAQUKT At Vo. 45 Adams street, Feptomber 5,
17, Mr. Johw Raotst. In Ms 44th ywtr.
a inrwpma -encampment. No. 89.
Jl L O. O. F. Reeular meeting ulll 5"
bebeld this (THURSDAY) evening:, at
7 a'iwit iriOTtfnn nf nfttanni and other
laiwt.ni hiwinM Kin noma before the Encarop
B order
rivrt ftcHrLT.ru o, Bcnoe. .
av HfllOK.
ind flurterl due. re "'
this meeting. By order of this 3COTT. Bep.
mHK varus of the Union Cotton Compress Amo
rTH5.?i Lni bVclosed to-dar, December 25ih.
JOHN T. Bl RB. Sup U
JKlectlon Kotice.
QTATK NATIOH Ab -. (wvmber 187a.
held onTUKSDAY. Ja-, J.?. TblrenDl
mgbouse. lor Jhe purpo ot electing Thlren m
from 11 am. to 2 P-m j Cashier.
rnuuis v sv-w
riiickasaw It. and Jb. Association.
rnHK reaular mint hit mating of ls assoelatJon
I " . iTr. ' 4-ui rimniY. December 2fltn, at 7rflO
Th iininii nd P anlers bank. ver iw-
H. ti. CRAIG, President
A. Hatchktt, Seers sry. .
Board of Education.
VTOTICE Is herebr given that an election of mem
ll Km nr ih Rnnt of Kducatlon of tbe Mem
phis Cltj Schools will take placa, as required by the
charter. .
XSurfday, jssnirr a, issv.
The polls wilt be opened In each of the ten warns
of the eltr. In the Sixth Ward mere win os an
election of two members. In the other wards of the
city there will be an eh ctlon of one member for each
warH nf Ih.nlfl miiniftlnill I tT.
1. n. uuinuiuni
Acting President of Board of Education.
French. Mil livery
Fir WAV IIAIK. ETC!. Having opened a l
- gto'e In Minneapolis. Minn.. I offer my stock
at a great barsa'n. The Kail and Winter goods must
be closed out tbls mont i. Tba stock comprises the
latest novelties oi tne season.
224 Slain st.
A R receiving dally a new line of fancy Glass-
on. ware and Holiday uooas. rsicis LUW.
Valuable Personal Property.
Friday, the Xth
of December, 1H70,
on the premises, at ROZKLL STATION, Memphis
and Charleston Railroad, st noen, the following
property, viz:
Hales, 1 Horse und rarmla- Imple
ments or every kisa.
Also. Steam Huhlaorv.emlinielni ana IA-
horse power Engine and Boiler, one 80-eaw Uullett
Otn, one Straub Mill, one Steam Press, and all neces
sary Shaft log. Pulleys. Belting and Pumps. THIS MA
plete running order. The terms made 'known at
time of sale. For particulars aonlv to Horsterz
Co., 278 Main street.
r'jxstjcu a co , Agents, etc.
Clothes Wringers vs. Drudgery.
-v to annvihln head of a house can auora to ne with
INJ n,,t thin tittle machine for wi inning clothes'
because of Its great labor and health-saving qualities.
r month niM. It lie a well es:abllshed tact tbat
1 , riraih , nftn Tor lLatii in ints v. tvi ui uuun iu
gvments and trabrtcs are strained and torn by the
old way of wringing or twitting by the bands, there
by wearing out In one-half tbe time they do If the
water Is SQUEEZED out in a -Eurekn" Wringer.
CO.. Sole Agents.
small, assorted colors received to-day. with
advice that no further orders can be filled Inside of
sixty days. Consumers will do well to call early.
J J. Bl'bBI LU.
CHOICE and Bn designs, at 413 fieeonal Ht.
V V Just received, from Europe, new and fancy de
sign" for weddings and an kinds ot decorating.
4jfr- choice Bouquets at snort notice.
rTlHB Memphis Cotton -seed Association Is pre
X pared to receive all seed consigned to their
from and alter this date, sucks rurnisiied npon ap
plication. JOHN T. FLVNN,
secretary ana Treasurer.
State National Hank
In tbe Slate of Tennessee, at the Close of Business,
veoemoer 12, iow.
Loans and discounts S501.123 OR
Overdrafts 4.K42 tit
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 2oO,(00 00
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages 7.H50 OO
iue rrom approved re
serve agents 8,124 57
Due from ether National
Banks 14,976 64
Due from State banks and
bankers 15.216 33
83.317 B4 1
67.030 Kd
5.7 13 14
Real Estate, Furniture and Fixtures. . .
Current expenses and taxes paid
Premiums paid
Exchanges fur clearing
house 840,520 14
Bills of Other Banks 85,253 00
Fractional currency (tnelud
ing nickels) 167 46
Specie (Including gold
Treasury certificates) 8,000 00
Legal Tender notes 100.000 00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer
(u per cent, ot circulation)
fi,5l0 OO
178,940 60
7,580 00
....S1.051.W77 85
Capital stock paid In 8250,000 00
surplus iund iu,ixu im
Undivided profits 18,374 Hi
28,376 87
224.100 00
804 00
Nitlonal bank notes outstanding
Dividends unpaid
Individual deposits sub
ject to check 8434,058 77
Demand certificates of de- '
posit as.250 00
Due to other Nat'nl Banks 48,237 VI
Due lo State banks and
bankers.,,, 28,150 80
548,696 H8
Total $1,051,977 85
State of Tennessee, County of Shelby ts.
I, J. A. Hayes, Jr.. Casbler ot the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear tbat the above statement
Is true to the beat of my knowledge and beitef.
J. A. HAVKS, JR.. Casbler.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this tenty-
thlrd day ol December, 1879.
M. B. TREZKVANT, Notary Public.
Corerct Attest: A. Woodruff, J. J. Busby, A. D.
Gwynne, Director..
Silverware, Btcv
This 1. one of the ne.t stock, of IHamoaU, Uoia aad rSSu" Jrj 1
.a hv inA fivaflNMs i?ooilM.rhean. that jt be ncgleciea. t rj nmut- k'"
nlnr renrMenui-so
j.n.FHKMCU, tflU conduct the
For a Handwiue Silk'JOresa...".
Fop an Elegant liolnaaji
For a St jlish Costunae
For aobby WalklngJkeVet
For a Trentf 1 1 onk ,m
For the Best KldlGIoveTTTT:
For the JLateat In Tie
For the Newest ia 3Hse8' clonks.
For an Infant's Outfit. Go to Menken Brother
For Novelties in Neckwear Menken Brother
For Gentlemen's Handkerchief Go lo Menken Brother
For Children's Dresses. Go to Menken Brother
For a Handsome Silk Handkerchief Go to Menken Brother
For a Gorg; ong Brocade Brissl'atlern... Go to Menken Brothers
For Everything Tseful, Attractive and STew, at
the Very Lowest Prices, go to
I I I ....
Assignee s Sale!
ferine entire stock of w alKKR rkOS
ing ol rjr tiooda. Moods and Clothing? stH-s n:it 15 m
" '
It has received tbe indorsement of thousands who
are a few of the many who are using them tiod to any
Pres. Bd. Police Fire Com'rs. fiee'r and Treis.
President Board ot Health.
Wholesale Hardware n cnta.
Wbotenale Tin and Sioves.
SupL Anchor-Line Steamers.
W. A. M'fiUIRE.
Bohlen. Huse 4 Co.
Cashier Bank or commerce.
Porter, Tarlor A Co.
46 a. iica. 47 OUarloBtou -vo..
I . tiv. liiox ami
uiu uuu
326-328 Main street, Memphis.
dull additions of Si-w ml H.ble SVnods. and are futlv 'renan1 i..r n, . ..1
Winter Trade witu a very eorm lete stock. boiiKtil with
St. Louis otnee. liscon!inuei rroin iam nmo
II. U HEACBtfl K. K. MKACHA3. J. i. ro.-l't,
M t MB h PR llilll 0. m
ft 1 sin r- fe f g-i it 11 .if fe a
hnnnarc s.nTTnn t-aPTnpQ
Vt 1 J J J n w a saw- V
Ho. 9 Union street. : ;
el. W- RW3LBTT5
Cotton Factor and Commission Merchant,
Itfo. 355 Front street, Memnliiri, Teim.
J. K. GODim.
L. D. MULL1XS, Jr.
n.uuuvv ra&b
Cotton Factors and
33 Front street, cor. Union, Mcmpl&iH.
PwrtirnlarHt'etttlow Cjj"ci totlie liaiillinu:f rotfon wlii In Til
E2T XSS.IX.XrKl' ;s 232L-o..
Tobacco, Pipes and Smoker's Airtioles.
285 Main strest, Memphis and
ReepectfuLy inform their friends and the tmd that they have on hand the laivet and best selected
Mork ot gQO'H In the market. tyOrvVrs solicit.!, ind natlsfm-lion guaranteed.
Grange Agent and Commission Merchant,
llaa Reopened at 339 Front mtreet, 23 era phi).
and begs leave to Inform the publle that be is
All coiilgriini.nt-i
everyone knows eia.nr vl
Hale. I
..Go to Menken Brothers
..Go to Menken Brothers
..Go to Menken Brothers
. .(o to Iilenken Brother
..Go to Menken Brother
.-Go to Menken I Si other
..Go to'HeVXr?rB'otherw
..Go to 31 e n k e ii Brothers
- .
a I -M -I
Assignee s Kale!
CO. will be sold ror eish, recirrt epr ct. copLst-
. V h
t. tl.
fell GYSTB
278-280 Second street.
And Purifying Pump
and forces the air Into tbe water and Is guMrnr.teed t l ariry the
foulest well or cistern In a few days lime. Mater ailuei lo -.tAMil
undisturbed soon becomes stagnant and Impure. It must ! k-.i in
motion, and while agitated must come la contact wliu an t:iu,',.i.,nc
ot pure air lo Insure pure water.
Bst.1T 1 UIClii?AilSi;L.
have Investigated Its merits. Tlie folic ir,g names
ot whom we refer:
M.4T. S.E. Wm?on if nmif bc'-urw.
4 CO., W. H. BLBRi .
Grubbs. Autin ft Pttt.
JA3. B. COCK. Arrhl;--t.
JOXKjt BALDWIN,', Arcnlievt,.
DR. A. r-K.-h.INK.
DR. It- B. VJt hY.
Pros Stste National Eilik.
C. J. HARRIS. Ripley, Stiss.
Ni,tTi: !(iiKf:.:
cash, of first hands.
i.Knnov Jfr .'-
1 M
-W II H V j V VP o.
3IeiiijIii. Tenia.
S. -H, Mel' ALIA' 3.
Commission Merchants
310 East 54th street, New York.
ready to handle eonslen-nents of cotton a::1 ol'ier ;ircutnce.
re ret.eifni'y .oln-'tixl
they lnv.
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