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THE MEMPHIS APPEAL-THUBSDAY. MARCH 18. 1880. tf.EJM.j-4 HIS APFIfiAL 4 ILLAV AY & liKATINUi fj.'vu uf babeci-icition Ifally AfVeeklf . DAILY, OM topy, cr Mr, oy man. . . . Oasjcopy, six months, by uinll. .Kij.oiijr, one montu, by mall. Oie: oi r, oi.eweek.lD cltf.... .aio oo K0 WE.ZF.LYt O e sopy, one yar . . . SI no OlB sopy, six mW.hs.... . . . I OO lo'l ALL4 WAY KEATIN9, H C. Aalliway, I IsbJ deoond street, J, M. RbaTibh. ( Vemphls, Toon. t1F f.ntrrrtt at the Vonhtfflct at Memphu, Term,, HE3IPU1S APPEAI THURSDAY, : : MAKCII 18, I860. PKKI-JtlUXCi t'UK THE BATTLE, Tbe Appeal, of yesterday, contained full reports of the proceedings of tbe Republican convention beld in this city on Tuesday for the purpose of appointing delegates to the State convention. Tbe public was surprised ti see that tbe convention failed to instruct its delegates to vote for Grant. The advo cates for a third term expected to be rein' forced by a solid south, but tbe action of tbe Republicans of Shelby county has not given any strength to the Grant boom. The general sentiment expressed by the delegates in the Republican convention on Tuesday indicates that the partnership heretofore existing in Shelby county between the Greenbackers and Republicans has been dissolved by the with' drawal of the Republicans from the firm. This leaves the Greeiibackers no other al ternative but to follow the Republicans or to assume their normal position in the Demo cratic party. ' We predict that they will adopt the latter policy, which will leave the two political parties as they stood in tbe last Presidential election. The signs of the times unerringly indicate that the great battle for the Presidency will be a contest between the Democrats and Re publicans. Any third party movement will share the fate of the Greenback-Working-men's party in the last election, which re ceived in Shelby county eleven votes. Not withstanding the Republicans of Shelby county failed to instruct for Grant, he will be the nominee of bis party. There can be no doubt about that. The Cameron-Conkling and Logan machine has determined to foist him upon the party. lie will be nominated by the machine politicians and not by the people. An overwhelming majority of the better classes of tbe Republican masses are opposed to a third term. Grant will be op posed by either Bayard, Field or Seymonr, either of whom will ' receive the solid vote of the Democratic party, which is notoriously in a large majority. In such a contest a third party will not be known on tbe day of the election The contest will be one of vital importance. Tl-. Vrt.-i rnem a r n,ani MAnna ... i " ....u. v. va.nuv uicaua cuijua atili a restoration of the Babcocks, the M 'Donalds and the Bolknaps, who made the adminis tration of Grant a public stench. Grant's election would bo the beginning of a state of affairs which has marked the down' lall ot other republics. The recent partisan decision of the supreme court and the third term movement means the conversion of the States into dependent provinces of an empire, The woik of the Democratic party iq Novem ber next is now plainly reveaL-d. A common danger should unito patriots in a common eiuse. The hope of tho country is in the Democratic party. Nj one man is necessary to the liberties of tbo country. Tho people want a "strong government, " but made so by the affections of the people, in stead of beinj pinned together by the bayonets in the hands of min ions ready to do the bidding of a despot. It will be a content between centralization and the constitutional rights of the States, between corruption and honesty, and with such isKues involved, a third party will bo re garded as were the cowboys during the rcvo lation. Ia Teuussee tho political outlook develops much j aring and diecctd, but we cherish the hope that the Tennessee Democ racy will be ab!o to reconcile all differences and to go iota the great battle of November united and harmonious. Outside of Tennes see, there sceni to prevail a renewed and growing conGJenco aniens Democrats. The alarm foreboding tho crowd and empire, and the re-establishmcnt of the infamouB Grant dynasty, has kindled a fire in the hearts ef tie patriotic misses which will produce a tidal wave equal to that which swept over the country four years ago and culminated in the election of Tihlen in 1876. Tennessee is overwhelm ingly Democratic, and personal politics must not stand in the way of party unity, and questions of Stato policy must not interfere with national lbsucs. Tho Republicans of Shelby county have shamefully and brazenly deserted the ovanizition with which they afliiiaUd two years ao, and if the Green backers and the Workingmea have auy ee.f respect they wi'l return to the Democratic party, which is tho party of the people. COTTOS KACIN AND FIliUUES IN KCKOPK. Smith, Edwards & Co.'s Liverpool cotton circular, review ing the month of February, informs us that an unexpected increase of the receipts of cotton from America during the latter half of February caused the Liverpool estimate of the crop to advance from 5,600, 000 bales to 5,700,000 bale?,' which, with weakness on this side ot the ocean, checked the advancing tendency of prices and dull ness followed. Egyptian cotton was in great favor from its cheapness and adaptation for fine spinning. The Manchester market dur ing tbe month was remarkably strong, and prices, especially of yarn, advanced materially. Tbe existing margin is better than has prob ably been wado sicce 1871. The export de mand for yarn, especially for China, has been extremely active; stock in tbe markets of the eastern countries appear to have run out. The consumption of cotton ot the end of the month was very large; some estimate it at 60,000 bales a week, which is twenty per cent, above the average. This large amount may eiut the demand so that there may bo found some inflation in present prices when existing contracts run out. The tendency of prices ut the close cf the month was downward. Walts & Co.'s Liverpool weekly cotton report for February 27th says the business of the week was small, spot sales averaged Jets than 0000 bales a day; upland grades were the best main tained; they can be toodcred on delivery con tracts. The week's spot demand was abcut forty per cent, lens than during tbo preceding seven weeks of tbe present year. There was also somo decline in yarns, cwicg to anxiety on tko part of speculators to realize. The ex ports of the first six months of the past cine years were 7 63 per cent. It si than during this last six months. The first six months of last year were 12.50 per cent, less than during this last six months. The exports of tbe last half of 1ST 'J, especially during the later four months, were ucprocedently large. Do not these largo exports account for the rapid ad vance in prices of both raw and manufactured cotton, and should we not expect that the markets are now comparatively well supplied? But if only moderately well applied, can wo expect tbe recent do mand to be kept up, with prices ' of fabrics and yarns twenty-five to thirty-five pjr cent, higher tkau they were six months a 0? The production of cotton iu America, India and Egypt, it is believed, will, op to the end of September next, bo 700,000 to 800,000 bales greater than the year before, and it ia thought that if the preseut rate of Consumption is kept up, nearly the whole of tail increase will have been consumed and a corner occur nxt October, as it did last. The consumption on the continent has prob ably been overestimated, but, notwithstand ing this, is it net probable that the present prices will stimulate planting in America, and the present high rate of consumption so push up prices as to depress the consumption uf fabrics and yams? Thd estimated stock of cotton is 2;JO,000 bales egaioet 125.0C0 at the same time last year, and 133,000 the year before. The New York Chronicle has, by cable, condensation cf Ellison & Co.'s March report of tho cctlon consumption in Europe, from which it appears that up to March 1st the ruling puces had cot checked the demand lorgoode; on the continent and in Great Britain the consumption by spin ners had increased during eath month of the season. This does not come up to many extravagant estimates, yet Great Bri tain has averaged a consumption of 65,000 400-pound bales a week, and tbo continent 40,000 bales, and the latter may be expected to increase in the later months. Is ot with standing the large takings, the spinners' sur plus was not large on March 1st, although the total was materially in excess of any other season up to this time. The total con sumrjtion for EuroDe. in 400-pound bales thus far in the year for five years, was as foi lows: 1879-80, 2.371.752; 1373 79,2,106,000; 1877-73, 2,214,800; 1876-77, 2,416,700 bales The consumption for the whole of Europe this season, by months, has been as follows: October, 102,678; November, 108,800; De cember, 110,000; January, 111.000; Febru ary. 114.000 bales. Tho figures show that prophecy as to future months would be idle. If they indicate steady increase in consump tion, not speculative purchases.then they indi cate a decided revival almost everywhere. Oa the contrary ,the continued decline in silver.the constant excess in exports cf gold from Eng land, and rumors of a continental war, are certainly adverse circumstances. The reader can watch the changing circumstances and reach a reasonable judgment as to the future. KOTEHXOB JATJKJ D. POKTKB. This gentleman, accompanied by his esti mable wife, is on a visit to Memphis, and will be found at the Peabody hotel. The public record of Ex Governor Porter has been a most honorable one. For four years he was chief executive of the State, and his ad ministration was characterized by wisdom, prudence, integrity and patriotism. He entered upon the discharge of his duties at a most trying period in the history of our State affair, and although beset by difficulties and embarrass ments which no governor of Tennessee ever encountered, he discharged his duties fear lessly, faithfully, impartially, and retired with an unsullied name and amidst the popular plaudits of the people. He spent four years of hard work in the service of tbe State and in watching the interests cf the people, and left behind him a most honorable record. Governor Porter has been elected president of the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad. If he should accept this position, which the public seem anxious for him to do, he will bring to the office an ability, wide cultnre, a high sense of duty, an appreciation of his responsibilities, and an energy and hon esty of purpose which will make the road over which he is to preside pre-eminently suc cessful. UOUES FOB THE UOHl.Ki8. A pamphlet with this title has reached us; it is issued by the commissioner of lands for the State of Arkansas, and as its contents axe of interest to many persons who do not own a home, we publish in tbe Ai-peal, for their bmefit, the more important portion of its contents. This information will bo timely j'lat cow, as immigration to the United States is really oa the increase, and, owicg to greater prosperity here p.nd increasing difii ea'.ty in making a living in Europe, id likely t J became more so. DuriDg the twelve months eading with February the number of immi grants landing ia New York was one hun dred and forty-seven thousand nns hundred and sixty three against eighty-two thousand one hundred and fifty-four during the previ ous twelve months, so that there is and will be numercus candidates for homes, especially when they cost nothing but tho six dol lars required tor registering and so on. Tbe pamphlet before us states officially that the State of Arkansas has three million acres of land which (he is ready to give free, in one hundred and sixty acre lot3, to those who will scttla upon and cultivate them. Any adult male or femala cit'z a cf the United States can receive the ofi'ered donation on forwarding, together with five dollars for tbe certificate, and application desciibinj the location of the laud applied for, and making oath of citiz enship and age, and that the land is wanted for the appli cant's own cultiva'ien and becoBt, and cot for speculation. Tbe applicant is required to have five acres of his claim prepared for cultivation within eighteen mouths from the application, and to reuide upon it, or if not t'aere residing, ten acres. Oi forwarding within that time a certificate inm a j lUbe cf peac9 that he has complied with the above conditions, and also ons dollar, ha wi'l be entitled to a deed for tho land. Oc tbe lard miy be purchased for fifty con's au acie, payable in county script, which aa be bad at about seventy-cents on tie dollar. Pur chase; 8 receive a dead on pavrucut, and are not restricted lis to quantity cr q:i;ed to make improvements. The validity of the title and the quality of the prcuod depttd upon the care taken in rucking selections. Tnis particular inter d:npr settlers will cot fail to njtice. The pamphlet contains much other information well worthy cf attention, and states in conclusion that any informa tion will be furnished by the ccmmissioner of State lands at Little Ii:ck, Arkansas, with out charge, thatlicer bavmc the necessary State records. Tub house is now considering au amend ment to the la.v providing for the election of a public printer, making that official an offi cer of the hou3?, to be denominated congres sional printer, and who shall hold his c trice for two years, and until his successor is elected. Ue is to give bonds in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars for the faithful performance of the duties of bis office, said bond to be approved by tha. secretary of the interior; and he is to6uperint?nd tua printing and binding of the journals and such other documents as shall be ordered by each house of congress, and to superintend the execu tion of all the printing and binding for tbe respective departments of the government now required by law to be cx-.cuted at tbe government printing cilice, and is in all re spects to be governed by the laws in force in relation to the public printer ncd the execu tion of tho pnntiug and binding; and his salary is to be thirty-four hundred dollars per annum. Thjb Albany Xew j explains sensibly what few seem to understand, that every solvent and iiflaential newspaper is a permanency. It has no period, like the life of a man or party, or a term ol service. It goes cn for ever, though mcn may come and men may go. H is alio tbe product of co-cperativo libor of many uiiuJs, asaistud and controlled by ono. Such au organizalioa is ersntial, but no one person is essential to it. Tbe personnel may ba changed at will, and nei ther the internal force of tho office nor the public external to tho paper will be trl'ected thereby. The former, of course, will kuow it. The latter will not know it, unless told, and when told any interest they have ia it is not an interest, of importance, but only of curiosity. The.se, from tho St. Louis Iirpublican, are the words of soberness and truth, aud will be appreciated, especially by the business men of the country: "The frequency of elec tions in this country is a weak point in our governmental system, aud is a self-evident fact; and as the excitement and bitterness of these contests seem to ba increasing rather than diminishing, the wtakoiss becomes a positive danger, as well as a seiious obstacle to national growth. If uuy remedy u possi ble, it ought to bj applied will-tout delay. We are paying a heavy price for the political machine ns it now iuns, and that price is liable to bankrupt us in more w:iys thaa one." The surviving relatives of John C. Cal houn have asked permission of the Charles ton, South Carolina, common council to re move his bones from Charleston and bury them in the cemetery where lie his wife and most of his children. THE ON O? CALAMI AIIN1US. 'ew York aud St. Louis the Oily Cities Reported to Hare Had Parades or Irish Societies, and These were of a Very Tame Order. Biography of the Sainted Son of the Green Isle A Chapter which Those who Revere His Memory Should Attentively Read and Care fully Ponder. St. Louis, March 17. Notwithstanding that about one half of the Irish societies in this city decided not to parade to-day, so they could increase tbe Irish fund to greater pro portions, the procession whic'a started on the line of march at two o'clock this afternoon presented a fine appearance and attracted cood deal of attention. There was not so much display as on former occasions, still many houses alonz the route were hand somely decorated, and flags and streamers were flvinif in all directions. About one thousand men were in line. THE DAY IX NEW YORK. New York. March 17. The day is a de lichtlul one. with a trenial sua and plensinsr breeze, yet the parade of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, who alone march in proces sion to-day, is small in extent aud poor in display. NO PARADE IN CHICAGO. Chicago. March 17. There has been no display ot the Irish societies to day, but ban quets and balls will be held this evening, the proceeds ot which wilt be given to tne renei of the distress in Ireland. AT LOUISVILLE . Louisville, March 17. The Irish citizens had no parade to-day, but this evening crowded tbe cathedral to listen to a lecture by Father O'Donnell, the proceeds of which were for the poor of Ireland. A ball this evening concludes the day's events. ST. PATRICK '8 CAREER. St. Loui9 Globe-Democrat: The career of St. Patrick was at once romantic, brilliant and wonderful in its ultimate success. The place of nahvi y, as well as the precise time of the birth of this eminent missionary, is uncertain ; but it is tnott probable, from his own account, that be was bora iu Armoric: Brittanv. in the northwest of trance, about A.D. d&7. and was therefore ot tJeltic cricin He was the son ot Ualpharmus, a deacon and tbo grandson ot 1'otitus, a priest. ( ratrem habui Catpnamtum dtaenum Jilium quondam Potiti presbyteri." Con fessio tit. Patric.) His original name was cuccatbus, wbicn, according to en ancient custom, was changed to that of Magonius wnen be hrst received ecclesiastic orders, and to that of of Patricius when be was con secrated a bishop. It is corjeotured by early writers that the sanctity ot bis aspect, and the patrician dignity ot bis man ner and appearance suggested the name of Patricius to Germanus, the bishop by whom he was coasecrated. In h.B sixteenth year, Succathus, as he was then called, having been taken captive in one of tue Irish monarch s predatory incursions upon th - Irish ov-t of ijraui, wai sold to a person named Milcho, living in' that district now forming the county of Antrim, in Ul ster. Ills term ot servitude was seven years. tor, says air James Ware, tue historian "There seems to have been a law in Ireland agreeable to the institution of Moses, that i fervant should b3 reieased the seventh year.' I'utinz the period ot nis servitude bo was employed by his master ia the care cf sheep. and in his solitary rambles over the mountain ot Siiebh Mis he daily cultivated that spirit ot dtvotion which so distinguished him in maturer years. 11 is clef.r and scriptural account of bis own leclinss at this time, and of his perseverance in prayer, together with the strain of what would cow be termed evangelical views inconsistent with tho theology of the cloistered Italian ec clesiastics which pervades bis writ iucs, affords incontestible proof that his A arralive must have been written at a pa riod ot superior light and knowledge; und the narrative is also devoid of theso purely imaginative qualities that attach to the Jives of St. Patrick. written by Italian monks, dur ing tbe middie ases. When, ut length, Suc cathus obtained his freedom, he made his way to the seaside that he might return tohis own country, but, being without maney, the master of the vessel in which he proposed to set sail at first declined to receive him on board, but Bubat qaettly relented, and SuccathiiS was enabled to join the circle cf those friends with whom ha had parsed the morning ot U3 lite. Uut his devotiOGul habits soon induced him to retina-nah horn allurements, and be associated himself with the inmates cf a monastery founded at Tours by his maternal uncle, St Martin. It was duricg this religious sec'usioc, ho says, that be was surprised one night m a (iream by the appearaDce of a messenger, who broucot h'.ra a great number ot letters, in one of which he saw the words: 'The voice ot the Irish, and at the sgms moment he ti.ou.ht ho heard the inhabitants near the western ocean crying out. to him "to come and walk amoag them. Viiliinrisu, node, v. rum rententem quasi tie Uiberwne cm no men Victoricius cum evintulis innumt rabiii- bus. ft dedit mini unam ex i lis. ft legi prin- cipimm episiuice, conttnentem, t ox Albert omicum. Confessio. S. 2';ic liipresd with a vivid recollection of this singular dream, his resolution was Icrmed to labor tor tho conversion of the Irish to Christianity, tor although some effort in that direction had already been made by at least one missionary lfaiiadiuj direct trom Uoms, it, was without generally appreciable rsu!t, aud the island was jstul semi-pagan, at least so far as the masses or the pecp'.e were con cerned. Patrick, hencefcrwari known by that name, was consecrated to the episcopal cflice at' Eba- na, by uermanus (not by (;e!eotine), and proceeded oa the mission that had occuoi-d his thoughts and prayers sir.ee his oil. He tmt landed at a port in toe territory of the Evoleni, called Jubher-D;;a. now the port of Wioklow, and notwithstanding the opposition of Chieftain Natbi, he tfL-cted the conversion of Sinell, a descendant of Cormac. kins? rf Lsiaster. Havi g next visited Rath Jubhw, near the mouth of the river Brav. he sailed along the coast until he rr-acbei an lsiatd contiguous to the county of Dublin, and since called Inis-Phadruifj, but hero he was denied landing by the natives atd proceeded north ward, disembarking near Stracg.'ord in tin- county -ot Down. Here St. Putiick and the associates wnj joined him were regarded by the alarmed inhabitants in taa lisrht of pirates lcteut on plunder. Tho chieltain of the district, named Dicho, was signaled, and hastened witli a large armed following to g.ve the isvad -rs battle, but, finding the latter unarmed, and struck with the venerable appearance of the prelate, the chieftain's anger was turned into curiosity, and he inquired for what purpose B.ahop Patrick and his followers bad entered the country. The bibhop informed him of his great design, and, obtaining permission to unfo'd the nature and principles cf Chris tianity, he preached the gospel to tho assem bled multitude in their own language, and with such fores and i ffect that many of the inhabitants, including tbe chieftain himself aud his family, were converted and received baptism at the hands of St. Patrick. It is alto said that, ( in gratitude, Chief Dicho dedicated to christian purposes tbe piece of ground upon which this first sermon cf the apcstle of Ireland was preached, and the house, say3 Ware, in which divine service was then held was afterward called Sabhul rhadruiff, or Pattick's barn. Baing in the vicinity, the bishop conceived a desire to rescue hisjtormer master from the idolatry and super stition in which he knew he bad been ed ucated, but this pious design was frustrated by his former owner peremptorily refusing to see or listen to the good bishop. The great est event, fcowevtr, in the missionary career ot St. Patrick, was his appearauce at th3 great national convention at Tara. It was a festal occasion, aud the bishop resolved to attend, tii -t he might have opportunity to preach to the monaich and the assembled chieftains. Upon arrival at the mouth of the Boyne, he left his boat, and with his associ ates proceeded to the plain of Bregr, near the site of the ancient city of Tara, where they lighted a very large camp-fire, cither forget ting that it was the eve of one of the great Druidical festivals, and therefore unlawful to kindle a fire, except from that which was lighted by the priests, or else purposely ig noring the custom to show their abhorrence ot the system of idolatry of which it formed part. Hardly was it kindled when tbe fire was seen from the hn,hts of Tara, eight miles distant, aDd the Dniid ical priests, enraged at the con tempt ot their authority, made haste fo re port the offense to the monarch, who forth with summoned the bishop and his followers to appear and answer next day. To this summons St. Patrick gladly resonded, and, when questioned by Laogary, the king, re plied that "he had entered the island under tbe banner of love and universal benevolonc?, to raise him up a new people, through a war fare which was purely spiritual, and that he had uo other object in view but to render his people betttr men and better suljects." (O'Connor Disseit, p. 197 ) King Laogary . was not displeased, and gave permission t) the missionaries to explain and defend their doctrines, which they did with so much zal and force that the princesses and a vast num ber of other persons were converted, and the king himself, if not a convert, at least looked with favor upon the new religious syste.n. Eucourged by their success, and stimulated by the ardor of their zeal, like rivers that wind and wander in their course to diffuse their beneficial influence more extensively, the missionaries continued their progress to other parts of the island. From Meath they proceeded westward, St. Patrick being de sirous of visiting- the wood of Fochlut, in the county of Mayo. This wood, says Ware, "stood in the territory of Tir-Amalgaid, now the barony of Tirawley west of the river May, which empties itself into the sea at Kulala." It was from this district, bordtr itg on the western ocean, that so many voices came to St. Patrick, years before, in his remarkable dream. But he deviated from bis direct route in order that he might visit that place of horror in the county of Lei trim, where for many centuries the great idol called Crom cruach stood. On this the ater of sanguinary superstition the mission aries nnfurled the banner of the Prince of Peace, and with such success that they not only witnessed the subversion of the idolatrous system of wor ship there practiced, but the total destruction of the idol itself, and the erection of a christian church in its stead. It was here that St. Patr ck addressed a vast multi tude ot people assembled to salute a new chieftain, and it is said that in a short time he baptized "many thousands." (S. Patric Canf., p. 19.) For sixteen years St. Patrick and bis companions were employed in the northern and western parts ot tbe island then thev entered Munster and spent seven years in the south of Ireland. About the year 4do he vieitea uoinster, inciuuing tne city oi Dublin, then commonly calied Beahacliath and converted King Alphin, baptizing him in a fountain near tbe present site ot b". f, rick's cathedral. After establishing later sn episcopal see at Armagh which is proper y the ranking see to this day, the JJub lm see being ot Damsh-iiioglisn origin &t. 1'atncr neid several - synods the clergy, at which canons and con stitutiors still extant, many of them were passed for the government ot the church, ihe authorship ot many of the canons is attributed to St. Patrick himself. It was ourinsr his comparative re tirement at Armagh, as metropolitan, that St. Patrick is believed to have written his con tession, or narative, as a memorial of his sin gular success. As will be observed from the quotations given above, it is written in homely and not very elegant style in latin frr which tbe author apologizes, adding the explanation that he h id been in the habit ot speaking only in Irish for many years. He seems to have bad some presentment of his impending demise while engaged in this work, and he accordingly ceased his episco pal labors, and entered into rest March 17, A.D. 465. St. Patrick also wrote a tract en titled De Tribitt Habit acidis . and this con tains internal evidence ot its authenticity, The third part of his works contain several cburch canons ascribed to his pen ihese limb, canons were subsequently com piled, at:d many of them are still extant, One ot them asserts the independent sover eignty ot the Lisa cburch, and adds: Unum Caput Christum, unum ducem Patricium habtbant. (Vid. Uaser.) St. Patrick's char acter is best exhibited t-y the salutary revolu tion he was enabled to accomplish in the re ligion of a natun, converting the people from paganism to cnristianiry. Whether his nat ural talents were above mediocrity ot not ot wnictt there is some question certain it is that be was a powertul and persuasive preacher, convincing his auditors of the truth and importance ot his doctrine. He also possessed the happy faculty of lllustra ting his suVject by selections from the king' dom of na ura. Thus he simplified the mvs terious doctrine ot the Trinity by plucking a sprig of the trefoil, or shamrock, and show ing from its three expanded leaves, growing cut of one stem and partaking of the same nature, to three subitances in one eteenei may exist in the Godhead um luiiowers uuopiea ine snamrocE as thtir national emblem in commemoration of tneir apostle s instruction in this prime arti cle ot t ilth. No individual has suffered more a posthumous tame th&D St. Patrick, or has been more reduced to a fictitious personage uy iue puerno inventions oi his med ieval biographers. Ihe anile credulity ot these media?val writers, unfortunately, received suco ecclesiastical sane ion that their mon strous fictions were set forth to be believed in preference to the plain narrative of St. Pat ric himself, and the writings his immediate followers left; and this, doubtless, because in no oiher manner could be reconciled the c.aim thai Ireland s evantrelizxtiou was primarily attributable to the Roman merarcuy, when, according- t: tbe earlier writings, such subjection was not recognized uy oi. jraines: n.-r nis immediate successors, Perhaps Joceline, a monk in tbe twelfth cen tury, is less culpable iu this reizard thau the other biographers of that time, and yet he graveiy insists tnac ot. ratncE, when an in tant. Lru?hf: a new river frnm iVia oai-lli made fire from ice; drove the devil out of a heiter; raised his nurse from the dead, and pei formed a variety of o ber surprising miracles. Then ha alio "tells the snake story, to quote popular words, to the effect that in tua season ot leut, St. .Patrick being at a favorite resort the summit of C roach trice, in County Aiayo as a special boon to converts, collected all the viseis. snakes ana venomous reptiles from all parts of Ire. land, and by an authoritative mandate drove tneta heidlonir into the Atlantic ocean. Bat. un.'orfunately for the credit cf this popular tradition, ancient geogr'.phers, before . l'aaucs s time, mention ts a natural curi osity that ro snake or reptile ot anv kind hid at that tim.3 any existence in Ireland. Is it any wonder, therefore, that refusing to credit - these superstitious absurdities, which find their way into lives ofSt. Patrick, many in tne present day nave gone to the opdosuo extreme, and they have j lined Dr. Ryves, the fiiot to asasrt that the distinguished apostle never existed ? But his plain and simple car- ranve, ccrrooor.ueu Py tne wrongs ot his lna- med.a'e successors, establish his txistence and the nobi!iy and grandeur of his mission: and luriiier, that cis character csnnot be Circum n bed bv sect cr rationality. The memnrv cf St. Patrick deferves to b held in honor by u&iu u cariaierajin. A KilAL'TIFLIi Sl-UEIIE. TlWlen at a Tammany 1'octloan to be Hi-ought Ij to Uurmony Vnder tho Banner of tbe Mon roo Doctrine. New Yoik corresoor.dencG of the Piuindel- pnia Ledger: A new and original plan fcr restoring the tntente cordiale between the Tammary and anti-Tammany factions in this city, I tin informed, is under serious consid eration by tne gectlemen coratosinjr the or pamzitioa kno'.Tn as "Ihe Democratic Union. Ihe i tan is to summon a crand uiuis-meetiag of the Democracy of all shades cf c-piuioo, to rescoad to the President's message in favor ot applying the Monroe dicfiiue to the islhrnus canal. The idea is that hero, at leat, is one great question upon w':-ieli ell tod Democrats can cordially u:.ite, and it they thus can ba brought lo ir- tner u:der one root on a question ot na- loiial poiicy, it is tnouaht quite possible that. with a little careful diplomacy, the door may be opened for restoru,! a better teeliua as re gatds home politics. The speakers, of course, will be evenly rtpportioned between tbe ric-nds of Mr. liidea and those of Mr, Kelly, and tho moral effect of seeing these ong estranged brethren ou the same platform upportioi' tbe same resolution?, it is be- cved, wou'd immensely facilitate subse quent overtures for harmony and peace. True, thee would be something anomalous in the spectacle ot a Democratic popular demonstration in favor of a policy marked out by a Uepublicaa President, but this can be put up with on the theory that, after all, it is a Democratic principle which he has espoused. The mesace, these people areue, has sometbinR of the ring of the old Polk and D illas "54-40 or fight" cry on the Ore gon boundary question, and it is just what is wanted now to enthuse the masses and to take their minds off the distractions of per sonal politics. The prrj?ct will be reduced to actual experiment in a daycr two; but, in the meanwhile, it would be a fine stroke on the part cf the fvepubucans if they were to tep in aud held a mass-meeting to back up he message, and the dee'rines laid down in the messaue, before tho Democrats had their rrangemeiits completed. Be that as it mav. the further progress of the Democratic union scheme will be watch; d with great interest. It is quite possible that Mr. Tilden himself cculd bo persuaded to preside at the meeting, and that the cor-trolier could be induced to it on the same platform. Under the cir cumstances, this collocation might seem a tr fie hum-.liaticg to the statesman of Gra in ercy park, but, as there is iust now a clam orous demand from outside leaders of the paity that, it Mr. Tilden expects to get the Cincinnati ncminutioa, he must somehow show that he can carry New York, it will not do to bj too particular about the company he keeps. C. early Now York cannot be "car ried" with a divided party, and hence, for tue present, the new (jramercy park rule ot for union. Was It a Swindle T Boston, March 17. At a quarter to three clock this morninsr the referee ia the col- ar-Hnd-elbow wrestling match between John M'Mahon and M. Dutar declared it a draw, cither gaining a fair fail. Ihe men wished to continue, but the lease of the hall expir ing they were obliged to retire. It is unedr stood that the contestants divided the receipts nearly live thousand dollars. Kail Machined to Stop. riTTsBUKc. March 17. At a meeting this morning the Western nail association, which had a large representation two years ago, a l'tSDiutiou was adopted, almost unanimously. to stop every nail machine in the west for two weeks, commencintr Mondav next. The only opposition manifested in the meeting was by I a tew parties having no stock on hand. CRIMINAL CALENDAR. A Bigamist Held to Ball Lynch-Law Among the Hoosiers Shot His Wife and Then Himself A Short Lease or Life A Chance - " for Bnckholz. Hons: His Herself Attempted to Poison Family Horrible Freak of Insanity Cut His Wife's Throat but Sadly Failed with His Own. Chicago, March 17. Clarence Davis, the bigamist who appears to have had five or six wives in various parts of America, and having one or two in Canada, was held to bail this morning by the police justice in the sum of eight tnousand dollars to appear at the crimi nal court. LYNCH LAVT IS ILLINOIS. Winchester, III., March 17. At one o'clock this morning one hundred masked men boldly rode up to the county jail, bat tered down the door, disarmed the guards and j liter, and, with revolvers in hand, com' polled them to give up the keys. They then opened the cell of Joseph J. Field, and dispatched him with a nnmber of pistol- shots. Field was incarcerated tor the murder of James Padgett, on the twenty-fifth ultimo, ana nas wealthy connections. MURDER AND SUICIDE. Chicaoo. March 17. Martin Power, of 209 West Fulton stteot, in a fit of insane despondency, shot his wife, Bridget, prob ably fatally, this morning, and then fired two shots into his own head, causing instant death. i - A STAT OF EXECUTION". New York. March 17. A stav of execu tion has been granted in the case of Edward Reinheart, sentenced to be hung on Staten Island, April 21, for the murder of his wife. The case will be reviewed by the court of ap peals June next. 'ANOTHER CHANCE FOB A MURDERER. Bridgeport, Conn , March 17. The jury in the case of Buckholz, tried for the murder of Dr. Schutte, reported to-day that they were unable to agree. They were returned to the jury room. '. COMMITTED SUICIDE. Madison, Ind., March 17. Mis. Julia Brennen committed suicide this moraine bv hanging. She was insane, her reason having oeen prostrated on account ot domestic trou ble. She is the wife of James Brennen, late tne trustee ot this .township. THE OLD COWARDLY PLEA, "THE WOMAN ' DID IT. Boston, March 17. Homer Wellington, lately withdrawn from the firm ot Martin & tsoynton, commission merchants, has been arrested at the instance of his father in-law on the charge of being a defaulter and for ger. Wellington s familv has been serioaslv sick at times, the disease being called gastric ever, xne miantson ana wite recently be came ill, when she s cured some porridge, which the husband prepared for her, and an analysis showed arsenio sufficient to kill ten persons. In possession of Wellington, when arrested, arsenic was found. He is said to have made a confession. The police say that his infatuation for another woman wai tbe cause of his crime. MURDER, ROBBERY, INSANITY AND SUICIDE. Lynn, Mass.. March 17. Wm. A. Baker. a tinsmith, was probably fatally beaten and roooea yesteraay oy Augustus V. Lindsay, who later killed himself in Boston. L'.ndsav i i i . . i - is ueuuveu to nave oeen insane. MURDER AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Aurora, III, Marcn 17. Erly this morning Mrs. w. Baldwin was found dead in bed, with her jugular vein severed; and beside her lay her unconscious hushar-d with several gashes in his throat, arms and ab- uomen. nis wonnaa are not serious. Bald win came from Vermont, and they were mar- riea tnree weeks ago. uause unknown. ALL OVER ACKASSA8. Carlisle has a brass band. Ozark is planting shade trees. Snow at Fort Smith, Monday. Prairie county has threo newspapers. Hot Springs is crowded with visitors. L-ttfe Rock isshort on wood and coal. Silver has been found in Perry county. The DesArc Citizen declares for Smithee. A Vermont colony is coming to Arkansas. Dan Rice was in Arkansas City last week. Mr. H. A. iRobirrson. of Beebe. died last week, Howard circuit court meets on the twentv- nimn. Pneumonia is prevalent in and around T.it.. ue nock. The Little Rock Democrat is still workimr ior niaen. i mi i L'ttle Rock is behindhand with the nav nf ner policemen. Howard county Democrats propose to hold a mass-meeting soon. D. W. Perkins, of Hambnrir. Ashltv county, mea last wees:. rraine Circuit court sent tlire rpemita in tne penitentiary at its late term. Despite tbe weather. Janansnhelr nlnrerl in a u;g nouss in ijittie txocn Monday night. VOionei rcopert a. Howard in ranvncmiicr 11 i L J l- i . ...... m wo iniru ui8i.net as a candidate tor congress. Hon. Jordan E. Cravens is a candidqta for re-election to congress from the third district, f-p i TT r t-. . . ... i.ue van rjuren frees would use ta bpr a coaple of enterprising Jews open stores in mat town. Wilson is the onlv one of tha fiw mnri;. dates for governor who 6UDDOrts the Fieh. back amendment. Mr. J. A. Dew. of this flirv. iii&l rnf-nrned from a visit to Hot Springs, manifests great usutuis irom uis DOU-OUt. Mr. R. L. Ledman. wife and ehild narrowlv t scape u drowning wnue crossing a ferry tuuoi ereca last oaturaay. Ihe basis ot representation in the next State convention will be upon the vote cast ior uovernor Muter in isb. Pompano is an unknown piscine Quantity to tne primers on tne Liittie nock Democrat. ana iney renaer it "pomtani. Ibree wagons loaded with Italian bees passed through Hamsburg the first of the week, en route to West Frame. Plum Point bavou. Mississi nni mnrirv nan i l. i . I , . . r . J . ueeu unueeu. dug wnem?r rnn strnr.inm will stand the test of the present water is not known. Tue Texatkana Democrat doesn't like it because Uovernor Miller sees fit to send r.ir. culars to the people instead cf patronizing ii'ai paper. The people of DesArc beem to see the im portance of buildinz a railroad to Conwav. and some of them are ready to put up money 10 put tne enterprise on loot. On rid ins to Conwav in ereat haste to cret a aoccor icr nis mother, last Sunday morn ing, rat jt-gan, ot uonway county, was thrown from his horse and fatally injured. Laad-Cjmmissioner - L;ar has filled the cffi;e acceptably to the people, with profit to the btate, and honor to himself, atd should be a strong candidate for re-election to the position, it he desires it. Governor Millet oilers a reward of two hundred dollars for the apprehension of John Henry (colored), who murdered in cold blood the negro boy Ab9 Mingo, in Cross county, on the twentyhrst ultimo. R. B. Carl Lee. an intelligent planter of .rraine county, ha3 an excellent letter in the DesArc Citizen, suseestinir an interchange ot opinions, methods, etc., between planters through the medium ot their county paper. A brute named Parrish. livinsr in Critten den county, on the ninth instant, assaulted bis wite and stepson with a hatchet, inflict ing wounds on the lady from which it is thought she will die. He is yet at large, with the authorities cn a sharp lookout tor mm. We are elad to know that Maior G. W Upright, ot Hot Springs, is regaining his youth, the result of continuous use of the healing waters of America s Bethsada. That it will prolong bis useful life a thousand years, is the worst wish his friends entertain for him. According to Ooie Read, the coolest man who was ever hanged in Arkansas was a man who jerked the lint from a rope some time ago in Chicot county. When be stood up to mate a speecn, ne saia tnat ne bad just pro fessed religion, and that, if he talked very much, he would lose it. "Under these cir cumstances," he said, "I would rather make use of my time while I have the dead wood on the faith." DesAro Citizen: "Aikansas City, situated on the Mississippi river, forty miles below tbe mouth of the Arkansas, will most prob ably become the largest shipping point in the State. In five years we estimate that over a thousand bales of cotton a day, in the cotton season, will go down the Fort Smith road for that point, that will bring good luck to our friends of the Arkansas City Journal, who will be sure to keep pace with the growth ot their town. aiiraele Proposed la Dtmestle JLlfe. Harper's Bazar: "There must be a new relation between mistress and servant, based on mutual concession and mutual respect, The mistress must abate that petty tyranny which seeks to control the servant, body and sou), by day and by night, as if the fact of wages paid constituted an invisible yoke of bondage, like tbe collar of Garth the swine herd. For a certain sum the maid agrees to render certain services, which cannot be too explicitly stated. When those are done her time ought to be considered her own, and it should be the duty and pleasuie of her mis tress to teach her to spend it wisely, if she does not know how. With this understand ing almost any servant could be stimulated to great thoroughness and quickness in her work. And the mistress should labor to make them understand that their interests are allied to hers, not hostile to nor separ ated from them. That any of these reforms should be accomplished, it is neces sary that the term of service should be of a certain fixity of tenure. It would tend to become so under better condi tions, and if housework were no longer felt to be the lowest form of labor. But one remedy which might be immediately applied is tbe Irish system of discharge papers Each servant, on leaving a place, receives a paper stating when the service was entered upon and when ended, with the cause of dis missal or resignation. Each new employer demands to see them, and the unwillingness of servants to produce a folio of these pages noticeably binders their fugacious tendency An unusual number of 'discharges' shuts any well-kept and desirable house against their possessor, ihe conditions of household ser vices call for the best thonght of the best women. And tbey cannot feel that their duty is diecbarged until there grows out of the ruins ot the o:d tyranny on the one hand, and the old servility on the other, a new re lation ot mutual beneut, which, in many cases, shall deserve tne noble name ot friend ship." CUAK1TV. john o. wHrrrxKB. The pilgrim and stranger who through the day Holds oter the desert his trackless was. Where the terrible sands no shade have known, Mo sound ot life save tbe camel's moan. Hears at last through tbe merer of Allah tn ull. Krom his teat door at evening, the Bedouin's call: w soever toon an wnose need is great, In the name ot Ood. the earn passionate And Mercllul One, tor thee I wait." For erfts In his name of food and rest The tents ot Islam ot God are blest. Thou who hast faith in tbe Christ above, e hall tbe Koran teach thee tbe law ot love? O. Christian 1 open thy heart and door. Cry east and west to the wandering poor: "Whoever thou art whose need is great. In tbe name ot Christ, tbe compassionate ALd Merciful One, for thee I wait." Tho Art ot Blnshtojr. An aristocratic Parisian scandal is that nf Vicomte Paul de Ayazon,, brother of a chamberlain of Napoleon III. and a member of one ot the most honorable families of mod ern rench noblesse. Vicomte Paul, it seems, has distinguished himself since earlv vonth oy outrages on decency ana public modesty wmcn renaer mm, in tne language ot niedi cine, an -erotic maniac. Me oecamo some years ago such a terror to the Paris parks mat as soon as ne appeared in one the nurse maids would gether up their charges and scuttle away, and tbe ladies would lower their veils and make a hasty exit. Physically, v icome j-aui is a nanasome man, with a re fined and intelligent face and aristocratic manner. After having been repeatedly ar rested for violating the ordinances in retrard to public morality, the vicomle's brother se cured his incarceration in a lunatic asylum. He escaped, but was soon betrayed by his old weakness, and arrested again. His trial was the occasion of a singular demonstration, to say the least. The bulk of the attendants at this hearing, the nature of whose develop ments was such s to render them unfit for publication, were women of -the criminal's own social rank. When the magistrate found it necessaiy to order the court-room cleared these modest ladies of the beau monde were positively riotous, and had to be threatened with force before they consented to deprive themselves of their anticipated treat, Per- naps, as one ot the t rench papers suggests, "they experienced a desire to .cultivate the. to them, lost art of blushing, and naturally iesented any interference with to laudable a Kltnalism and Antl-Rituallsm. Philadelphia has a small ecclesiastical war. Christ church, the oldest Episcapalian or ganization in tbe city, within whose walls the father of his country worshiped, has been sustaining a chapel, of which Rev. Mr. Hodges was rector, subject of course to Rev. Dr. Foggs, rector of the mother chnre.h. ItTr. Hodges is a ritualist, and so introduced the confessional. For this he was deposed and Rev. Mr. Lewis substituted. A part, at least, of the chapel people sympathized with Mr. Hodges. Their first move was to procure a separation from Christ church, and thus make the chapel independent. Failing in this, they have garrisoned the building, keeping watchmen within it who am mem. bers of the congregation, and are supplied with bedding. Dr. Foggs and Mr. Lewis have both been refused an entrance, and thna fur the compromises suggested by Bishop Stevens have not been accented. The friend of Mr. Hodges claim that their money, not that ot the Christ church people, was ex pended in Jboiling the chaoel. and thev de clare their intention of keeping up the state of siege until the courts decide in their fnvnr or Dr. Foggs and the Christ church congre gation yield. No blood has been shed, for only calm determination rules oa either side. ' Women la Washington. Mrs. Ellen H. Sheldon, in the Washing ton Capital: "I charge the withholding of this protection upon the idle, indifferent women of our land, who, nursed in the lap of luxury, besotted and selfish in their livM of indolent indulgence, scarce make the ef- lort to lisp in simpering accents that thev 'have all the rights they want.' I ch it upon this great body of women, who, from the position they occupy in society, pander to the masculine love of physical beauty and of power, and withhold from others of their sex the only power which shall compel them to be treated with respect or fear. There has scarcely been a conviction for the crime of rape, which has occurred with such alarm ing frequency during the last few years in this District. Ia the trials the previous character of the outraged woman has re ceived such special attention as to almost de ter one from voluntarily attempting convic tion of the perpeirator; and I am told the quality of the jury is the canse of lack of con viction and punishment. Does not the pro tection of woman demand the presence of ner peers within the jury-box ? Liver Bat In Hneev. ' One of the sftiictions under which British agriculturists are now suffering is the so called liver rot in sheep. In the counties of uriouccster. Worcester, Wilts, Hereford, Ox ford and Somerset, containing three million snepp, me loss win De seventy-hve per cent, of the entiiWlock. The effect of the attack is tne stimulation or the liver to unusual ac- uviry. lnis causes tne animal at tirnl tr, fur. ten rapidly, but soon the animal succumbs, ks wo nver is auacaea ov a worm cn led flake, which quickly destrovs the Bninml'a life. Bakewell, the breeder who brought the Leicester sneep to its present perfection, used to expose his sheep to the infection before disposing ot tbeni to the butcher. Rw th. means he gained two points one, the fatten ing of the animal; the other, its early death. which prevented the butchers aellinr. hi. sneep to rival breeders. Allied at Last. A Washington disDateh sava tho HmiKo.n .racinc ana lexas t'aciho people have com uiueu meir iorces, ana now nope to secure favorable legislation. The Texas Pacific lobby una uvea Irving io tempt tee Other rnmrn into such an alliance as this for a long time: but, as this would involve advneaf ino n hom. subsidy, the latier have fought shy of the ad vances. It seems, however, that Jav finnM'. intrigues have overcome the scruples which teiuseu io yieia to consiaerations of selt-in terest, and the alliance has been made. It a pity that a !egitimate,honorab1e enterprise mu we iiunuern acme snouia be weakened by association with a lobby and subsidy grab- game. It is doubtful whether the connection ill even help the Northern Pacific PTtpnainn mrcugn congress in the long run. Brave and Stanly Bayard. There is something very noble abont. Ren. aror ujyara. in his recent speech he uttered these brave, honest words: "I shall nnl naif ior me ecno ot popular applause, but shall go on believing that the people will not condemn the public man who tells the truth and tnes to do justice. Little minds are not fit to gov ern, and if this government should fail and go down amid th j tears of those who love coisiuuuonai liberty and republican matirn. tions, close to the root of its ciuse. f fear, will uo iuuuu uio iaui mat legislators and public men uisguiseu ineir nonest opinions anil feared to tell the people the truth." The Bis Telegraph Hulf. CniCAGO. March 17. In the can nf tha Atlantic and Pacific telegraph company ts. the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, by agree ment of counsel the hearing for a temporary injunction was this morning set for Monday next before Judge Tuley of the circuit court. Cinardlnc tne Cole. Wheeling. W. Va.. March 17. Th if. lantic and Pacific telegraph company took possession of the property claimed by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad company this morning. The latter, however, are now in possession and have the poles guarded. A Hood Hamarltaa oa tne Hich Mean. NEW YoKK.March 17. The Spanish man. of-war Sanchtz Bareastiga, arrived to-day having in tow the British bark Endeavor. from Cardenas, for New 1 ork. John Bhermaa oa the Market A gala. Washington, March 17. Secretary Sher man telegraphed tbe assistant iraumsr f New York to accept two million djlltrj in bonds offered to-day. FROM OYER THE SEA. A Scene or Wild Confusion ia the Italian Chamber of Deputies Strong Leader Wanted The Lincolnshire Han dicap Gladstone Affairs In Greece. The Irish Situation Distress in Done gal Increasing Parnell Dublin's Lord Mayor Declines He-election Egyptian Cotton Crop Spain, Etc. EGYPT. FOREBODINGS OF A LATE CROP. Alexandria, March 17. In consequence of the unfavorable weather a large quantity of cotton must ba resown, and the crop will be late. 6BEECE. THE PURSUIT OF THE SAME OLD POLICY. Athens, March 16. The minister of for eign affairs has informed tbe deputies that es the appointment of an international commis sion is virtually settled, it is necessary to maintain the army at its present strength, in order to have sufficient troops for the occupa tion of new territory. AUtTBIA.l PROCEEDINGS IN THE REICHSRATH. Vienna, March 17. Tho lower house of tht reichsrath has passed by a vo'e of 149 to 139 a credit for twenty million florins in gold rentes asked for by the government for the expenses of the current year. The minister of finance suggested that the vote on the question of confidence be deferred until the budget is introduced. noxTErioEO. tranquility fbetails. London, March 17. The Uruguayan consul-general has received the following tele gram Irom Montevideo: "The resignation of Colonel Latorre as president has been ac cepted. Tbe house of representatives has appointed Dr. Francisco Antonio Vidal con stitutional president of the republic. Tran quility prevails." MINISTRY RESIGNED. Montevideo, March 17. The entire Uru guayan ministry have resigned. IPA1V, MINISTERIAL CHANGES. Madrid, March 17. Marquis Orovio, min ister of finance, has resigned on the ground of ill-health. It is expected that Caskon will succeed mm. It is reported that iilduaven will shortly take the portfolio of foreign affairs, and that Sanchez Bustiiio will succeed as minister of colonies. REBELS SURRENDERING. Havana, March 17. Five hundred and seventy persons in Guantanamo and Boracoa have surrendered, with one hundred and ten stand of arms. BCSSIA. WINTER WHEAT INJURED BY FROST. St. Petersburg, March 17. The winter sowings ot wheat m south Russia have suf fered greatly irom frost. THE TURCOMAN EXPEDITION. It is said that General Stobtlcff will lead an expedition on a limited scale agaicst tte Turcomans without any idea of going to Merv. Some of tbe generals consider it necessary to occupy Merv because it is the Turcoman marauders' rendezvous, but Skc belcff believes that the Tekkes are now so confident of success that tbey will advance to meet the Russians and give an epportuni y for their ample punishment, and the Russian government is desirous to avoid Merv, lest England should occupy Herat as a ccunter stroke. ES6LAHD. THE LINCOLNSHIRE HANDICAP. London, March 17. The Lincolnshire handicap race at the Lincoln spring meeting to-day was won by Rosy Cress, Piacida sec ond, and Eif King third. Twenty-five ran. Elf King was the favorite. Wallenstein started. Wallenstein was with the leading division at the start, but when the junction with tbe old course was reached he dropped toward the rear, and finuhed about thirteenth. THE LONDON TIMES. It is stated that there will shortly ba a change in the chief-editorship of the London 1 lines. ANXIOUS TO HEAR GLADSTONE SPEAK. Edinburgh, March 17. Five and six guineas have been offered for tickets of ad mission to the hall wherein Mr. Gladstone will speak to-day. COTTON - MILL DESTROYED. The Stubbins cotton-mill, near Manches ter, is burned. Lass. 34.000. Nine hun dred operatives are thrown out of employ ment. IBEL1SD. DECLINES RE-ELECTION PARNELL. Dublin. March 17. Lord-Mavor Gray has declined to contest the city for parlia ment. Parnell writes, from Iowa: "The general verdict of American opinion throughout the Un.on is overwhelmingly in favor of a radical change in the Irish land svstem. The per manent organization in America is prepared to support the land league financially acd morally. Such an awakening has come noon our exiled countrymen as is impossible for those who have not witnessed it to imagine." CONNAUGHT TO BE VICEROY OF IRELAND. It is rumored that the duke ot Oonnanuht will succeed the duke of Marlborough as viceroy of Ireland. BUFFERING IN DONEGAL. Bisfcop Ligue. chairman of the Donegal central relief committee, in askirg further aid from the States, says there are seventy three thousand individuals in Donegal need ing relief, and that the distress is increasing, and will not decrease until August. A grant of two thousand pounds was made for Done gal, aud one hundred thousand dollars from Canada will be appropriated in reproductive works, such as providing boats, nets, etc., for fijhing purposes. ITALY. A 6TRON-G LEADER WANTED. Rome, March 17. Signor Se'.la has sum moned a meeting ot the members of the right for to-morrow to elect a leader in his stead who is unfettered by his antecedents on iae grist tax question. A LIVELY TIME. Rome, March 17. During the speech in iqo nauan cnamoer ot deputies last evening. Premier Cairoli inauired whether the cabinet cf the right displayed great political wisdom in 1870, when . they announced that they would respect a convention with France guaranteeing the integrity of the papal ter ritory only a few days before the force of events drove them into Rome? Premier Lianza denied that when Rome was occupied by the trench his government took that step unwillingly. A scene of wild confusion ana uproar eoBued; furious attacks were ban died between the right and left, drowning the voices of the speakers. The declarations of Lanza, Sella and Visconte Venorta included seme curious revelations regarding tbe gov ernment a coarse toward France and the rope and respecting the September conven tion, tnspi asserted that there were cider- ences ot opinion in Linzi a cabinet ahont cupying Rome. Lanza denied this absolutely, but Sella confirmed it. almost quarrel between Linza and Sella. The sit ting waB one ot the most sensational in the annais ot the Italian parliament. The Comet la Coals;. The announcement, fin mA turn mnntri nfrn of the discovery of a great comet by an as- uuuuujci, uu nui ueen iorgotceo oy tnose wuu icei inrerestea in the anatomy ot the universe. Prof. Benjamin Pierce is fully persuaded that this is the comet of 1843 once more visiting the sun. Should this conclu- B,n be correct, acd if the comet becomes visioie nere, the year 1880 promises to be come memorable in astrnnnmiml mnili a. cording to Prof. Pierce's computation of this comet s jirevious return, its history is about wuu must remaraaoie Doasted by any ot the bright celestial travelers. In 1106 it shone with a brightness which eoual,d the mn if. self; in 1402 it was so brilliant as to be visi ble at noonday; in 1454 it is said to have eclipsed the moon; in 169 it inspired with terror the unlettered thrnnohnnt. the mnrXA and in 1843 it gave aid and enmfnrt tr. Millerites. assisting to alarm lhnhn l,oH ed their predictions of the speedy destruc tion of the world by fire. Should it return this year with its accustomed style, it may be expected to so conduct itself as to create a profound sensation. The deeretn of a Living Tomb. Letter from Biltimore: "The old Nie.hnl- son mansion in West Baltimore street is in process of demolition, to niako room for the new German savings bank. Tte workmen were yesterday tearing down a think ha. tween an old fireplace and from the first to the eecond story. Tne brick work has the appearance of being a portion of tbe mam wall, but the workmen disoov red that it was entirely unconnected with the wall of the building. It was six feet high and nearly tauare. Th top, loosening the brick with pickaxes. Sud d;nly one of the p'ckaxej penetrated a vault i in the brickwork, the bricks fell in, and a rush of foul air filled the room. The vault was in form like the section of a sewer, two feet high, four and a half feet long, and closed at both ends. Id the vault were sev eral human bones. The work of tearing down the brickwork was then continued, and another vault was opened a counterpart of the first vault in which were other human bones. The wall arouud these vaults was constructed in the most substantial manner. Flint cement instead of mortar was used, and apparently every precaution was taken to prevent the presence ot the vaults being be trayed by any bollow sound. The bones were examined by a physician, and he pronounced them tbe skeletons of a woman and a babe. They were in a positioa that indicated that they were lyicg where they fell when the flesh dropped off from them. The air com ing to them caused them to soon crumble to dust. The mansion was built in 1802 by a man named Phillips, and experts are of the opinion that the vaults were constructed shortly afterward. 11 was in possession of a family named M'Coy for several years prior to 1841, when it was sold to the late J. J. Nicholson, the well-known banker. lie lived in it many years, several of his children lav ing been born there. It was subsequently occupied by a slave-dealer named Grimes, and the room ia which the vanits were built was used as a slave prison. Several of the negroes died of suffocation and exhaustion, and the remonstrances of neighbors caused Grmes to move away. The vaults were in the house before th slave-dealer occupied it, for a son of Mr. Nicholson says the heavy wall was there when his father took posses sion of the mansion. It is believed that some early tenant caused the vaults to be built for the purpose of burying evidences of double murder." "THE ARHT OF SALTATION." Arrival la Sew York of the Pioneer Jor rs of the A rmy of Salvation " Their Dress and Xlfasioa ary Worn. New York telegram to the Chicago Times: Castle Garden was, taken by surprise to-day by the arrival of ei'gbt members ot "the sal vation army," from London. Tho band con sists of Georgo Raitlton,. "high commis sioner," and seven young women, one tf whom styles herself "captain," and the others "lieutenants." All wore the regular tion uniform of "the salvation array." High Commissioner Railton had on a suit of dark blue and a high-peakediat. The women all about thirty wore short blue dresses. blue ulsters trimmed with yeliow braid, and derty h its marked "salvation army" in gilt letters. The newcomers evidentlyn itendlto adapt the words of their hymns to more or less national airs. A few moments after thev were aettlnd in Castle Garden Railton proposed to hold religious se.vcas, and a solemn bymn was mug to tbe tune of Way Daicn Upon the Swanee River. They propose to hire h hall ia the city. Commissioner Railton ex hib ted to the crowd his blue and red fiag'witha yellow star in the center, and said: "The red star denotes the blood cf Christ, and the blue the purity of our Savior." lie continued that the solvation army con sisted of pnre men and women who were de voted to Christ and who had agreed to sacri fice their lives to making converts. He averred that the army had the approval of the archbishop of Canterbury, the earl of Shaftesbury, twenty-three mayors, seventeen superintendents of police, and one hundred and twenty-nine clergymen. The captain of the women eaid that "the salvation army" was founded in 1875 by Rv. Wm. Booth, of London, who wished to reach tbe classes that never attended cburch. He therefore organ ised outdoor services all over England. The home organization cf "the salvation army" now consists of twenty-two corps in uniform under the direction of one hundred and ninety-five efficeis. Commissioner Railton traveled all over the city this afternoon, try ing to get some printing establishment to print his posters free. In tbe meantime the ciptain and lieutenant; sang hymns in Cast'e Garden. WEST XKKfliliSSEE. Trenton Bcrip, 95?. A spelling mania pervades Alamo. Durham & Craadall are building a steam mill at Alamo. The ovetfijw is damaging farmers in Lake and Obion counties. Sheriff Collin3wortb, of Crcckatt county, has gone to Texas on business. Chestnut Bluff district, Crockett county, has three justices of tbe peace. D. A. Latimer and G. P. Hurt are candi dates for trustee io Obion county. John Marr, an old resident of Lake county, died at Marr's landing Friday night. J. S. Ba!cher,of Weak'ey county, has late ly gone into business at Fulton, Kentucky. Uncle Ben Hobs, of Gibson county, died not long sitce, sged one hundred and four years. A negro woman died recently near War- trace at the advanced age of one hundred and ten years. Tee Crockett Count Sentinel, in nronor tioa to its s-z, has the largest editorial force in tne atac?. A negro woman whipped a colored child to death the other day near Trenton, and is in uiusuu county jail. The little girls at Hunting ion have made a very beautiful quilt, which has bean sold, and the proceeds ara to go toward improving the cemetery ac mat place. Mr. Charles Tresenriter, editor of the Tip tonville Star, together with his little daugh ter, came very near being drowned on ih night of the eighth irjs'ant, while attemptirg . U a 4 1- . . TT - T . iu uuaru luo eieamer r irgie lee, ana weie with difficulty rescued by Messrs. Sanders and Smitherman, who exhibited commend able presence of mind on the occasion. "Walt Whltmen aa he I." A reporter of the Philadelphia Press went to sc-e Walt Whitman the other day. The reporter said: "A heavy and irregular footfall overhead, tellirg cf lameness, came aiong iae naivana Slowly down the stairway, and the poet entered the room. 1 see that he is above the average bight, that his hair and beard are long and white as snow, and afterward, when he sits with his back to the light frr.ro the window, there is perceptible in his ruddy face a deep, rich, almost maroon color. The face must have been very hand some once, and now, as he talks, the lines of age fade away, the face takes on the look of youth again and tbe beauty of a portrait that hangs on the wall. His eyes ate blue gray and his forehead prominent just above tbe eyes, but not bigb. Although he will not clothe his ideas in the old forms of poetry, he has not declined to dress his body is the style of garments which poets affect, and his expanse of shirr.-bojom, fastened with a white button the size and shape of a button wood ball, and bis vast rolling collar are of spouess oeauty. ma health has been much im proved by his leasurely jaunt of the last tew months through Colorado, Kansas and Mis souri, and he expressed pleasure at finding how truthfully he had represented ia his poetry ihe vastnes, the lifa, the soil and the rankness of the west. He had never been west 6uc once before, on a hurried trip, and was not personally familiar with that sec ion of the country. 'Still, I have always,' he said, 'taking the preatst care to be accurate in what I have written. I bave associated mu-h with western people with boatmen, herders, men ot the plains and have got them to spin their yarns for ms, something they were really always ready to do,' he added, with a laugh, 'and it pleases me to find that I have written things as they reallv are. On the sea I have not alwava been to fortunate. In one of my descriptions of the va3i Fpaces or tue sea occurred the line. Where tbe ehe-wala swims with her calves and never forsakes them." I submitted this to an old whaler, and, after hesitating a good aeai, ne tom me that he had never seen e sue-whale with more than one calf; that all whalers believed the whale lad but one calf at a time, in tbe next edition of mv vol ume I cuanaed the line ta "With ner call acd never forsakes it. When Plagued by the Vaararlea Ot a disordered liver, thi bilious need expect to de rive no permanent leller from the use of calomel. blue-pin, or tbe barbarous cathartics now hspLlli losing ground In general and professional estima tion. These rasp, convulse and weaken tbe system, but Hosteller's Stomach Bitters relieve, regulate and Inv gorate It, Those significant pains In tbe liver, the saffron hue which lis aerangement communicates to the skin, the Impuriljor the blood, constipation, furred condition of the tongue and contamination of the breath, which results from biliousness, are entirely, speedily and pleasantly remoTed by this beneficent alterative, which is likewise a Dotenl rem edy fur chl Is and fever, und Us bffit preventive. Waile tbs system ioregulatea and purified, it Is also thoroughly Invigorated ry tbls superlatively floe medicine, which is of tbe botanic origin, and con tains rone but salutary ingredients. The medical fraternity highly commend tu Geanlne "Olajnoadn." There are counterfeits and Imitations, which bear the name, and trade upon the reputation achieved dt genuine diamonds. Bear in mind that every uali of genuine "Diamond Spectacles" bear the trade mark of a small diamond. The " Diamond" glasses will always bs found tbe best tn the m.-rket. Ckl lcloid Etb-GlassKS, representing the choicest se lected Tortoise-shell and amber. The lightest handsomest and strongest known. For sale In Memphis by C. L. BYBD & CO.. 275 Main street. A OA KO. To all who are suffering from tbe errors and India orations of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, los, of manhood, etc, I will send a recipe that will cure yon, UKB or vuamux. This great remedy was discovered by a missionary lii South America. Bend aelf-addresaed envelope to Bev. Josses T. Imuam Station IK, AMf Xtrk Oily. SOMETHING EVERY LADY OUGHT TO KHOW. There exists a means of se curing a soft and brilliant Complexion, no matter how Ioor it may naturally be. lagan's Magnolia Balm is a delicate and harmless article, which instantly re mores Freckles, Tan, Redness, llonghness, Eruptions, Vulgar Flushings, etc., tc. So deli cate and natural are its effects that its use is not suspected by anybody. 'o lady has the right to pre sent a disfigured face in society when the Magnolia Balm is sold by all druggists for 75 cents. G.H.H0LST&BR0 UNDERTAKERS, 320 Main, Memphis. BURIAL ROBE 3 AND COFFIN HtRDWABK. Orders by Telegraph Promptly Filled, and Cases Shipped C. O. D. J. W. X. BROWNE, PLUMBER! IS prepared to do all kinds of work tn this line In a thorough and sanitary manner; gives especial attention to Sewer and Building Connections. Also, has a large stock nf G H sriXTITBKS, tias. Stoam and Water-ritUngsand Fixtures. Pumps, Boss, Bathtubs, etc. Bs a large force of compe tent workmen All work warranted. Agent lot tbs Hauaday WIND-MILLS. Orders aoUdted. BEOWNE, THE PLUMBER, 40 Madison Street. SWEET m HATY Tctacco Clem v trail M hiktt rn i Ontuiil Ripontoa Tm rketth r quarin mi errWtotx ever made As out bine txr trmde-mrrk l tofy (jnittti on inferior cood. ee tttftl Jneimo1 m 1m (H. fvery til or. N.1 by all 4Irfe. bend for i frr. to 7 . A. i T, JP. EIY & CO.. C0TTOIf9 19 PEABL KTKKET, JTKVT TOBS. Cation Kpsi mm a ta Arrive. Orders executed for future delivery. Cash advance made on Const nmenta FANCY DYEn:S. Xrea tvotr, t-bawlf bilks ani Civltuiig ayd ia desLraMe colors ; C'rapt? cits 1yM. DBY GLEANING. Dresses in all fabric cleaaied wubout nptMtij or removing tbe trimming. Tbe xuort elaborate tmrtj and theatrical dreaes are thus elegantly cleaned. WM .R.TEAliK. 305 Walnut 9t CinotnnaU, r-tnrm-d ty pit"arrully pa.-ktl. Memphis Floral Co. e la mease Ureranaasea US Blllea fraaa City. Store 357 JIala street, Meniphl?, Tenn. BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES OT Plants, boses. Bulbs, Flower Seeds, etc., mailed FRKK. mon application. Notice 18 he.eby given that I have lost or mislaid OrttS C4te ho. 1 8 of tbe second series of stock ot tbe Irish-American Building and Loan Association ot Hemnbts, and bave made application for a dupli cate thereof. A II peroons are hereby warned against purchasing said certificate, as tbe same bss never been transferred by me. C. B. UALLOWAY. Memphis, March 9, 1880. J. FLAHERTY & CO And KannXactKrers or ilahertj'a Fatemt Preserving- Casket or Corpse Cooler, I17ud SIS SECOND ST., BEirHU TTTK keep on hand fall lines of Metallls So VV Walnut, Bosewood Finished Casket and Cases, trimmed ta the highest style of art. LMers v Mail nr Toloornrih will hrrnmr-tty Vlod.C. O. D Slager & Goldbaum, TA1X.OBS, Cor. 3 EFFEKSON & SECOJiU 8TS HAV8 received a Full Line ot all styles and Shades of GE'TV SPKIG SCITIGS. CWTriej are to please in Style. Fit and Pries W. A. P AIRES iz CO (Successors to J. B. 4 W. A. 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