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THE MEMPHIS IDlIIST APPEAL-SUNDAY. MARCH 28. 1S80.
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IN tSRsVKCH OW A PAEIT, Since "Mark Twain" parted with copious tear at the tomb of bis ancestor Adam, no more affecting example of filial respect and veneiatioa has been afforded than was de monstrated at Nashville, a few days since, by a couple of National-Qreenbackers, who - met for the purpose of resurrecting their de funct party. , A couple of patriots who never tire nor go cS watcli, who through storm and tempest sit in the rigging throw ing out at intervals above the howling gale words of encouragement, met at Nashville to re-org- inixs. Before commencing the search for their party tbese two lonely leaders felt for each others strawberry mark and wept upon each others shoulders. They resolved unanimously that the world is going all wrong; that all kinds of red-handed tyranny and red-handed injustice, and the. rest of that programme, are rampant in the land, and they propose to switch the un verse off on the side-track for a few minutes, while they put in some new machinery. Since the gubernatorial election, in 1S73, the National- ' Greenback party has been lying stark, stiff, and a rigid as well behaved Thebans used to do after the embalming process had been carefully performed. Hat the corpse is to be - resurrected. The weeds are to be cut down, the marshes druiued, and ISibylon repeopted. The scattered bricks of the tower are to be gotten together and the work of reconstruc tion commenced. Hope was the balm that soothed the consciences of Seneca in the fatal batb; it converted Cranmer's Aiming pile into a bed of roses; it lit up the path of the persecuted Lather. Hope was the only thing left in Pandora's box of evils, and hope is the only thing lett for the National-Greenback party, and the effort to revive this de funct organization will require something more substantial than hope, and the desire to ride into cfiice on a hobby. One might have supposed from the way in which the Nationals and Republicans came togethe two years ago that nothing could ever again separate them. The Republicans were the first to kick at tbe unnatural anion. They early began to throw out hints that they re garded the company of the Nationals aa no longer desirable; that they had lost more than they had gained, and they proposed to raise anew the strict party s'.andard The National Oreenbackers refuse to follow, ana win nave to jjia ice democrats or set up an organization of their own, which Without the republicans, could bo earned in aa omnibus. A third party will not be known in tho approaching canvass. The feeling of the country is no more favorable to the Republican party now than it was five years ago, when Grant's corruptions produced the tidal wave that swept the Radical majority out of congress. It has shown no claims to the confidence of the country that it did not hvs when defeated before the peo ple. The conSdetico of the people in the Dcmociatic party ns an organization is not shaken. 'Qfere is dissatisfaction with some individuals, as well there may be, but if the real leaders of tbe party recognize the da mandu of the country, and do what is in their power to satisfy the people, there need be no fear as to the triumph of the Democratic . party ia NovroW went:. A little i quad of religious enthusiasts, hail ing from England, have sweoped down upon tho American people in a great cloud of dust, clutter of spurs and howl of defiance that sends a shiver through the land. As these fanatics dub themselves with the loud name of an army, it is not natural to suppose that many thousands have come with the blare of trumpets, beat of drums, shrill, strident piping of the wry-necked 5fe, prancing in all the "pomp and circumstance of glorious war," bearing a standard studded all over . with columbiads and bristling with bayonets, ready to surround and storm the lortresses of sin wherever found. But the reader will be surprised to learn that this grand army of salvation is composed of six persons all effi cers and no privates. A Mexican company of soldiers is always headed by a band ot niusio larger than the company, and this British army is made op of officers. It consists of Mr. "Commissioner" Railton, Miss "General" Elizabeth Picrson, Miss "Captain" Elizabeth Morris, and Miss "Lieutenant" ALco Coleman. As history proves tbat gene rals only, win battles, the privates were left at home. During the voy age across the Atlantic it is said this grand army looked as glum and moody as the un dertaker on duty with those imposing and ad auxilaries of grief and death, the hearse, the pall and black feathers nodding to the - sighing wind. But if the army was silent, it was drawing inspiration, husbanding its re sources for tbe battle. There is a legend a ship which wont on a .cruis in tho Arctio regions and reached a point so intensely cola that the words of the effisers and crew became frozen and inaudible as they fell from the lips; but as soon as the vessel reached latitude of thaw on hi r return, she became a little babel with tbe din and clamor of the melting word. When this little British army reached New Yoik it commenced can nouading the city with all the pent-up ver bosity (which Lad been accumulating during the voyage. It made things hum for a few days. A queen of billingsgate, banished to Van Die- man's land for - seven years, on her return to her old, congenial haunts, and turning loose her tongue could scarcely rival the rapidity and fury, the envenomed utterances of this little army. It marched upon New Totk; not with glistening bayonets, but with half a dozen voluble tongues, and these made more racket than a whole psuk ef artillery. The battle was awful and terribly sublime, but tbe British army was repulsed in its assault upon this Gibraltar of s.n. It was a touching spectacle. John Brown, lifting himself alone against the despotism of slavery, did not pre sent a more hcroio figure than these anti quated maids in attacking sin in its citadel. When women lay themselves out for a cm sade they start with a good supply of the necessary material on band, and be lore undertaking to pluck souls oa the street from the eternal lake of fire and brimstone. One of the strolling spinsters mounted a goods box and howled as follows: "Ileow tumble it weould be," she said, "hif ha hoflicer of the lor were to ceotu in yearo and tell bus that one of bus 'ad to bo 'anged iu 'arrf ban 'dour! There hisn't an 'eart 'ere as wouldn't beat for that peu-or condemned seoul; 'wy it would mois ten the heyes beven of the reporters. We're hall like that condemned man, and the honly one that can send hus ha reprieve his Jesus! Yes, Jesus, nif we honly come hand drink hof tbe waters of lite freely, freely 1 Oh, auppos'n yeou was that condemned man, Low would yeou feol if some cne from Wash ington, or somewhere, brsought a reprieve to yeou, to yeou, just at the la-a-hst min-nit." Next a system of prayer-meetings was or ganized on tbe streets, but Mayor Cooper promptly notified the atmy that such an ob struction to the thoroughfares must be discontinued or the army would be forced to eamp in the Tombs. Then the whole gang loll.on tbeir.knees and prayed for the ungodly mayor of aa ungodly city. Then they visi'.ed tbe low bar-rooms, and their singing, preaching and praying seemed to partake of a drunken carousal. Rebuffed at every corner and discomfited at their failure to redeem the Gothamites from sin end per dition, the army of salvation was forced to "Fold their tents like t-e Arabs And silently steal away." The failure of these enthusiasts to' draw in America does not indicate any want of re spect for religion. Indeed it shows an ele vated respect for it, which becomes a mockery and a farce, when it is dragged in -to the slams and made the subject of deri sion. A healthy body struggles to heal its wounds and diseases, so will the cause of pure and undefiled religion hasten to expose and break up the camps of an army of fanatics whose folly brings ridicule and contumely on a holy cause. Peopl i should bo religious on the streets, but the streets are not the place for fervid shouts and prayers. Indeed, there is too much emotional, sensational religion even in the cburcb.es. Many suppose that emotion is the sense of true piety, when it really dishonors it. Tbe deepest grief makes no loud outcry; true piety does not evapo rate in dactyles and spondics; genuine Christianity is not a matter of hysterical tears to be dried by a pocket-handkerchief. True religion consists in strength of moral pur pose and in the soul's resolute determination to do right. If there be emotional religion, it should spring from duty performed, whn duty brought no recompense but the convic tion of well doing on the part of those who have faced tbe perils of a good but perse cuted cause with unshrinking cour age; who' are canscious of an in ward triumph over temptation; conscious of having eradicated base motives and exalted good ones. This emotion the (rue heart feels, but it is not necessary to manifest it by howling upon the streets, or shrieks and shoots in the church. This is an age of civ ilization, hostile to the sensational nonsense of the lunatic and savage. Religion should bring joy and contentment to the heart, but noise, rant and howls are no evidence of such a state of feeling. Appealing to weak minds, and exciting them into frenzy, is sinful. The subject is totally unconscious, and while in that state no possible good can be communi cated. God Almighty is not deaf, and he hears the quiet believer who, in the seclusion of his closet, seeks forgiveness, as readily as he hears the maniac who frightens a whole neighborhood with savage howls. KCBOrEAN DKBT AMIS AHEBICAX rBOMPEKlTT. A few days ago the Afpeal explained the serious difficulties that stare Europe in the face from its heavy and increasing indebted ness. We now propose to ask what the Ef fect of that condition of things will be upon this country, for commerce has so linked one commercial country with another that what ever seriously affects one produces results which are felt by all the rest. -The state of things we have already pointed oat as exist ing in Europe is that the great nations there not only borrow money, but have got into a habit of doing so whenever any difficulty presses upon them. A time must come and the immensity ofthe present indebtedness shows that it cannot be long delayed when the resource of borrowing will be no longer available. The loss of the borrowing power will be equivalent to a loss of income, and at the same time that this source of income is cat off the payment of interest will go on, and some effott must be mode toward paying the principal that the outflow for interest may be reduced. The result will necessarily be a largely increased taxation. Ia most of the borrow ing nations, if not in all of them, this tsxa uon wm be leu tne more heavily, as a very large proportion of the young and ro bust population are drafted into the army. When there they have net only to be main tamed from the taxes, but the produce they would have added to their country's wealth is lost, so that those who supply what pays tho taxes not only lose a portion, and the most healthy aad capable portion, of their force, but they have to pay for supporting them. Heavy taxation will cause iiuconUi, which will manifest itself in disorder, and disorder will have to ba put down by militaiy " llal info ah rial divUjrm will ha .J J-J to tuo army expenses w 11 icq were already overwhelming when only warfare with for eigners had to be provided for. The country being weighted with debt, the power of bor rowing being exhausted, and the population being discontented and growing poorer every year, what will be the resource of those who see their means gradually but surely flowing away from them? But one tffectnal re source will be open, one means of escaping miseries that have become unendurable and exchanging them for tho means of im proving their fortunes aud attaining pros perity; that means is emigration. Fleeing from the curse of national dbt and its necessary consequence, impoverishing taxa tion, they will Beek for lands comparatively free from debt, and lightly taxed. They will seek new countries, where the expenses of government are light, and the means of liv ing ample, their skill in manufactures and in agriculture having full scope for their exer ciae. And what country will attract them like the United States ? The London Econo mist, discussing the very subject we are now considering, thus expresses its views: "It is becoming more clear day by day that the in jfn.ltl.ial flAMnaCCn. C . 1 f . 1 -I, I . wmou.1i.. wuiijcutiuu ui me mmro will pe DC- tween North America and Europe. North America, possessing all climater, produces, or can produce everything, and has fairly embarked on an industrial career. It is ex tremely probable tbat by 1900, only twenty years hence, North America may compete with Europe in all tbe markets of tbe world for tbe sale of produce and manufactures, which wid have had to provida in America only six'y million pounds, against tbe Euro pean three hundred million pounds for state expenses; in other wcrds, that Europe may be faced by a competitor equal to her in- all resources except number of hands, and jxiy ing not more than on-tent of her total tax ation." Those who come to us to escape the taxation that is brought by national debt. and tho poverty that is entailed by taxation, will be those who have still some property to save, those whose skill in handicraft or ag riculture make them desire a country where labor is fairly rewarded, and those who wish to avaid being drafted into the atmy. Such as these constit ute the flower and the choice of a nation's population. Their loss will plunge into greater difficulty than before tbe country that is dragged down by debt, for with the loss of artisans and skilled labor it will lose trade. That labor and those artisans will hnd in the United States encouragement to exercise their powers, and thus the United States will not only become tbe Drincioal pro ducing nation, but the principal manufactur ing ono also. Bursting free of tbe shackles of protection, her merchant steamers will carry to every shore and every port where trade is carried on, the unrivaled manufac tures that are the production of European skill domesticated among us and working in combination with American invention. What skill untrammeled by European customs and hardship can do in this country, when its processes are improved by the re sources of American inventive genius, we are already realizing. now we are largely exporting many articles that a quarter of a century a,ro we were importing. liie debts, taxation, and iuipoveri&hment cf Europe will accomplish all of this for us. and SO tbe destitute, the downtrodden, and the despLsedJwill, by an unerring providence, be avenged for their sufferings. And those in debt, those who bciauso they were born noble lived on the labors of the toilers that have left them, where will they be? The monarchs and the aristocracies are piling up debt, and extending armies, and trampling justice under the heel of force here we see wuat Uicht crimva run in. A western paper describing a youn lady putting on her corset says she "went to wqik hauling in the slack of the cord something after the style of a vuquero placing a saddle upon a fiery, anUmed mustang." THE PEOPLE WERE BUSF Writing Letters to the Appeal Tester dsy We Present a Few or Them Below, Embracing Every Varie ty of Questions from Lovely Woman to tbe Dam, The Critters Will Have Their Say and the Men Might as WeU Care Easter Day as a Fixed Feast Tilden and the Democracy Tbe Irish Qaestlon, Editors Appeal Permit an old sub scriber to thank you for your vditorial, in Fri day morning's paper, relative to tbe Irish people and what Bhould be done for their permanent relief. It was undoubtedly the oest sermon I ever read or listened to on a Good Friday! It pcs3fss9d tbe qualities of both charity and good judgment. Would that others whose duty it is to advise their people had not failed in doing so! Can any thing be done to encourage Irish immigra tion to this part of the country? It in true we have no public lands, and railroads here cannot hold out the same inducements to im migrants as they do in Minnesota and Iowa; therefore the tide of emigration flows past our doors and on to a State whose winter is three months longer than ours, and where they have to barn bay, instead of coal or wood, not only in their stoves, but also to run their flour mills. Notwithstanding such drawbacks, I saw forty families settle down on the bleak prairies of Minnesota in the space of three months, and within a circum ference of five miles. Let me take advan tage of this opportunity to renew mv thanks. not only to you, but to the press of Memphis. for so ably advocating the cause of Ireland during her present misfortunes. m. m To the Public. We, the members of the First Baptist church, colored, situated on Beale street, Memphis, Tennessee, desire to lay before the public a tew tacts regarding the rise and pro gress of our cburcb. hopinz tbat it will re sult in accomplishing the object for which tbe statement is made. About ten years ago trie memDers, realizing tne need ot a build ing of sufficient size to accommodate the large and growing congregation, undertook tbe building ot tbe first tiiptst church an eamce wnicn, when completed, would be an ornament to the city, and ot which the mem bers might feel proud. The building was commenced in May, 1869, and since then tbere has been expended the sum of forty- one thousand hve hundred and ntty-one dol lars and twenty-two cents, and it will yet require twelve or fifteen thousand dollars to complete it. The building, in its un finished condition, is being badly dam aged for lack of funds to at once complete it, We were progressing with it in a satisfactory manner until tbe yellow-lever epidemic ot 1878, notwithstanding previous to this we were passing throuch one of the most de pressed financial periods tor many years, and tbe i reed men s savings bans bad tailed anl our members bad lost many thousands tber by. Bat the epidemic ot' 187S completely paralyzed our ettorts; all business being sua pended; and our members being without the means ot a livelihood, could hardly secure funds for the purchase ot the necessaries oi lite. When the fever of 1873 had disap peared, and business had resumed its usual course, we again made efforts which promised success, when tbe fever of 1S79 made it ap pearance., and with it all hope seemed to van ish. AH the money used in the construction of the church so far has been raised in Memphis among our own people, with the exception of a few dollars. Owing to the depressed condition of mooev matters with us, and the need of lunds to at once complete the church to save it from ruin, we are prompted to make an appeal to tne public tor aid. we ass all citizens of Memphis who feel an interest in the future ot the city to help us. We ask every one wbo feel an interest in us and the cause of reli- gioa to come to our aid in this, the one grand est struggle in the life of the church. All newspapers who desire to help us, will please puoasn this appeal lor us. All persons disposed to aid us can send their contributions to D. Hurst, treasurer, or to the pastor, Ray. R. N. CounUe, and it will oe duly acknowledged through the Memphis Appeal, which has generously published 'n s appeal iree oi charee to o. Darns s H irst, Blchard Robinson, Isaac W. Purnell, Dennis Allen, Tbomas J. Branch, J tmes Hamilton, Heurj U.-een, Robert I'. Seats, Pejtoa X. Pettlt, U C. Dickinson, Trustees. R. N. COUNTEK, Pastor. A. W. Bbown; Clerk. Peabodx lllshta Wnt Teaaesaee In mate. HiDrrouM Arrui, Ilia sixth annual tx animation ot this educational inaritntioa oi place at tbe school March zbib, commencus ,t i----J.hj'jK in the morning, and closing at three in the alternoon. More than nsnal in krest was manifested by all concerned. All spoke in the highest terms of the manner in which the examination was conducted, and the rhetorical exercises. This whnn! ha quaiihed seven teachers, and six are already employed, and Mr. A. A. Jones, of VVnite Uaven, who passed such an excellent exami nation, is makiner arrangements to an intn the held as an instructor of his race. Oa the piauorm sat some ot tbe most influential col ored citizins of the dintrict N. D. Davis. Rev. Prince JohnBon. Essia and .T r Irani, Jeter, Albert Khindheart. etc. After the ex ercises were closed, an address was delivered by .Frof. 1. H. Kinkin on the following snh- j'HSt: "Every Man the Architect of h s Own fortune. a lookek on. WoBsen wlIIMoealc. Editors Appeal In Ford's ChrilnM. i.eiostory, published at St. Louis, March, loovi, in an article unaer the caption; "Should Women Soeak in Chnrch." w RnA tha fal lowing statement: in a meetinsr of woman snffraciafa. ra. cecently held in our citv. one of tha larliwi read the twenty-sixth and twontv seventh verses oi me nrsc Chapter ot Uenesis to nrovw woman's right to equality with man. A gea- mciubu pre Bent, wno was not s. convert tn t.hA doctrine of woman's rights, called the atterv tion of the audience to the curse nrononnwH on the woman for her disobedience, making ment, I was not reading the third chapter of Genesis, but the first.' " As the animus of this anecdote is to make it appear mac me woman 8urtrag-st was unable to defend her side of the question, unable to argue, 1 beg perm snoa to reply through the ""Mi,, wmca nas always proved itself the noble champion of woman's cans:. T h.mn t do some little toward openin? the pvpb r,t' tha xteposuory io tne gospel truth of this ques tion. Woman suffragists are willing to reat their case on the commands of the Almighty, as found in the bible, but they do not, and will not, accept the evil and tyrannous tenets and practices of the corrupt old Jews as tbe doctrine of tbe Deitv. In Geneaia i 9fi wo find the most emphatic command of the Creator placing male and female man pre cisely on the same political plane, giving to both exactly the same powers of government on this earth. Hear it, O ye blinded preach ers, ye deluded christians, hear the authority of your eternal God. Genesis, 1, 26 "And God said, let us man in our own image, after our own like ness, and let them have dominion nvpr thn fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over everything that creepeth upon the earth." Gene sis, l, 27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them." Nothing can be plainer than the fact that the word "man" is here used in its ceneric sense, comprehending both male and female man, and nothing could be more exolicit than the command that both male aad female mun are to rule equally on this earth. Ford's Repository gives up this point, but asserts that God afterward cursed Eve, and through her all women, and doomed them to subjec tion because of Eve's disobedience in the apple business. Or all astonishing falsehoods tbat have ever eained a foothold on earth, mis cuarge oi aisoocaienca against our firs mother is the most shameful and disgraceful , t torn the erst to the last page of the bible I nave tailed to end one tittle that cnea tn mn. vict Eve ot disobedience to God's command. There is not a jury npon earth that would convict Eve on biblical evidence, and there is no other. The facts are these, brim v Tha first chapter of Genesis gives an account of tne creation or male and remale man. and nf his bestowal on both of the equal govern ment of earth. The second chapter goes a little more into particulars, and informs us that God made Adam some little time beta he made Eve. Whether that time was hcurs, or days, or years we are not told, but we are told tbat during tbat time God put Adam in the garden of Eden and gave him some in structions in husbandry, set him to work to drets and keep the garden neatly, and also gave him every tree in the garden but one, and this one he strictly forbade his touohinsr. This was done before Eve was created, be fore we have any intimation that it was the purpc9 of tbe Almighty to create a woman. Nowhere have we information going to prove that, after E've was cheated, either God or Adam said one word to her about tbat tree. Nor is there one word going to show that God made a servant or a subject tor Adam. We are expressly told tbat be made a help meet. A helpmeet is an equal and not a slave. 1 ask any candid clergyman if God himself had given to Eve the same command be gave to Adam before Eve's creation, is it likely so important an event would not have been recorded ? And I appeal to every woman in the world if, acquainted as she .is, with men's forgetfulness, she can believe that Adam ever told Eve about that command? What woman who ever charged her husband. as he started down town, to send a pound of muc or a pecs: or potatoes lor the children s dinner, does not know that he invariably for gets the children and the potatoes by the time he meets his chum at the street corner and begs a match to light his cigar? If there is no evidence that Eve knew of that command she cannot be considered guilty of disobedience. "Bat," says Ford's Reposi tory, "God cursed Eve, and through her all women, and doomed them to subjection for disobedioncn," and to substantiate this charge the Repository points to Genesis iii. 16 . So far from this chapter or thU verse sustaining the theory of the curse, they over turn it. . Genesis iii, 14 curses the serpent "Because thou hast done this thing." Genesis iii, 17 "God said unto Adam, 'Because thou hast eatea ot the tree, cursed is the ground for thy sake; thorns and thistles shall it bring forth; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou cat bread till thou return to the ground." " Does Go I corse the woman because she ate the apple? Not that we can B3e. Verse 16, which is claimed as a curse, to our under; standing bestows a blessing, the inestimable blessing of motherhood. Dr. Ford totally tails to comprehend tbe sense of the verse. It informs Eve that her desire shall be to her husband. Is this a curse? Not to oar mind. It fur her says tbat "he, the husband, shall have rule over thee." It is very evident "thee" refers to the rule of love; and has not the remotest reference to political rule,. and does not in the least degree abrogate that general command given in tbe twent-sixtb nd twenty-seventh verses, first chapter of Genesis. ELIZABETH AVERT MERIWETHER. Tea Hlxhieoas. Editoks Appeal Oae by one the crowd has lett the streets, till scarcely a footstep is heard npon the pavement. Homes are shut and blinds closed. In the distance is heard a boat whistle, and near by the notes of a flute. A lulling, dreamy murmur pervades the air. Memphis sleeps. Over all shines the full mojD, silvering alike tower, hovel, street, alley and river. The finest work ot fancy could not equal the scene. Allejs, dis playing all the filth and poverty by day, might be taken for vista ae opening into fairy Und. Steeples lost in the shimmering lieht appear to reach within a step of heaven. The river, the air, the sober and the riotous by consent seem to Bay: "Let tired Memphis sleep." The night deepens and the scene becomes more beautiful. O tbat we might stay thn march of time and fossilize it I The thought is vain. There is no Joshua to lock the wheels of nature, even for a day. Must these abodes, so lovely in quietude and moon light, be marred by the sword of the destroy ing angel? Will Memphis be again tried by plague and lamiae? Ten righteous men would have saved Sodom why not Mem phis? Is there no Abraham to ask it? Ev erywhere men are digging and delving; tree! a are torn up and houses pulled down. Hands are working are hearts also? We are approaching a solemn hour. The eyes of Christendom are npon ns. The world won ders it Memphis has been weighed ia the balance and found wanting. It it time for soldiers ot ad creed to gird on their armor and to the front. Keep your churches open daily and send np the incense cf prayer hourly. I3 anything too hsrd for God? Faith threw down the walls of a city, and as a grain of mustard seed, it will remove mountains. Sluggish christians, shake off your fancied security; there is no safety while "sin lieth at the d or." Ten righteous will save a city. Aioase the spirit of emulation in the church m.litant, perhaps more than ten can be found. "Great God! Is this onr certain doom, And are we still secure? Still walking downward to tbe tomb, And yet prepare no more?" The voice ot this Institutive scene May eery heart obey, K-r be the faithful warning vain, Which calls to watch aud pray. S. U. CUTLER. "The Democratle Party Owe Xllden AotUlBfir." Editors Appeal It is passing strange that any true Democrat anyone who be lieves in the right of tha people to govern themselves should question the truth of the views quoted from the Appeal of yesterday. That grand old party used to be regarded as the party of honest, earnest political convin- tiona. Political truths, not men. were ita foundation stones. It was built, not on Tom Jefferjon, but on what that great apos tle of liberty taught as tbe rights of men. No sensible man ever thought those political truths would die when Jefferson died. They are as immortal to-day aa when ha nmnaH the declaration of America's independence; and for .many years I have thought this grand old brotherhood was cemented bv the high and holy regard for human liberty But it seems this ia a mistake, and tbat tbe Dem oiratin p-irty is only an appendage to the individuality ot Samuel J. Tilden. This is a nw and strange dcetrine expounded by the Courier Journal as chief. .trumpeter, and re mind me of a cood man in tha inr.prinr.nf , Georgia -who ulwevs voted for Oonnral JwU. : son, just that he may preserve 4as Democratic principles, pare and unde filed. It is not likelv eat irronrwifi be itrong in any State; but 10 . " " mi icu tun u uiB greai state 01 ,iew 1 org enoucn Democrats will be found who believe th9 Damocratic Hnn rinpfi snri ,Ala tn I1. 1.1... : 11. . n, . : v p T," i iu-u iu jji,o me oatei iv, iuo xjjuuiitaus. xaey win vote tor him, ,i.uK ur umu, nau mus snow meir blind de- yotion to the man but not to principles. New iorK h9s a. ways presented a divided Democ- racy. Years aco it was tinnlror onri k... uuiiitr. nua naraaiieu ana nnrth i onH rn year, " naa oeen divided between two uu mo jam jocn inornesey whose only Biasoiuosuip was ia tneir ability to control f the Irish vote. Is it not tha sum of political madness to nominate any man from that crater win tne Jvelly men suppr rtany New Yorker for President who is nnt nf thai f. uon r y in me otner wing ot the party sup port any nominee who smella nf tha K"oii. ites? Bayard's State is a small one, and he vimiu not ca rcgaraea as ot either of the 116W lOri factions. nt IsnHrrba lhnrman cr liincock. Can a New York politician possibly be unconnected with 6ue or the other faction there? r.ra-,A any New York politician of prominence be found who took no Dirt in the Lah inntoi ior governor merer was he not tor Kelly or Kobinscn? Will tha Democratic party cut ita own throat just to prove tbat it thinks moan was cheated out ot the Presidency? Is be tbe first man who thus lost the office to which he was elected ? Must the nartv a train uonor mm witn its votes evea at the risk of losing the Presidency and the senate? Is me party ior sale to the man who haa tha longest purse? If so let it go the sooner iao ueLw;r. HANnncir. Adulteration. t-DiTOR3 appeal One cf the ereatest criminals is he who offers his fellow-citizpn. adulterated articles tor sale. It is not hard to tell why frauds of this kind should escape punishment, as it is well known that tha authorities do little or nothing to prevent uuuuciauuu, auu ir mey nappen, do not pun ish the perpetrators. Ihoee who indulge in adulterated articles are morallv ible as a thief, and criminally more danger ous. While a ttaett is merely a crime against property, the adulteration of articles for con sumption may endanger life. Most of the estates nave passed laws and appointed in spector ior tne prevention or the adulteration of food, such as milk, butter, lard, flour, etc., and if thettrbers do not do their duty, the autho.ities have at least shown their good in tentions. Besides this, the public can easily uuitui me auuiteration ct articles ot dauv consumption, and punish an unscrupulous aeaier oy witnarawing tneir patronage. At toough the people can protect themselves against such frauds, thn authorities found it necessary to appoint othcers to prevent tha auuiceration ot articles ot daily consumption, while such goods as thrna of which thn wan. eral public knows nothing are sold without any control, genuine or adulterated. We retfr to drugs. There may be laws against the willful use . of adulterated drugs, but a. convict on would only be obtained on circum- tnntiai evidence, bat whrte the wpnarai Fuuno cannot oe expected to be aUe to ludce whether the medicine sold them be cpnmna or adulterated, there neither exist laws nor iaspectois. To protest the public, and to enable a physcian, when he prescribes to resy upon the enact of the medi cine, it is necessary that scientific men be ap- pointea to examine drug stores from time to time, and to punish dealers of adulterated drugs. A physician may make a correct di agnosis and prescribe the proper medicine, but should this not have the desired effect he generally is blamed, while the real cause is the adulterated drug. In the States of New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts pub lic opinion its:st upon strict laws against the adulteration of drugs, and will, no doubt, succeed. But most legislatures seem to be so engaged in politics as to bave no time to spare to enact laws of practical reform. If cur board of health would engaee in reforms of this kind it would certainly be more bene ficial than the enforcement of the notorious paragraph 6 and of the nonsens.cal quaran tine. - B. L. I.ASKI, XD. fTby Ioraj Xat Easter Came Or. tia t a Certalat jtloatn. JUke Obrlatnaaa r Editors Appeal Will some churchman answer the above .question? The twenty fifth day of December is generally regarded as the day on which Christ was born, and that is why the day is celebrated. No other day of the year is known as his birthday, and tho christian world would accept none other. It is a dy fixed and declared in the calendar of time, and thus fixed because of that one important event. It never varies-is never ehanged. It comes once a year, aad always' on the ime cay of the same- month. Eister Sunday is regarded as the day on which Christ arose trom the grave, and to most christians the resurrection of the Savior is a more momentous event than his birth. Births have nothing marvelous about them a resur- rection is a supernatural, awful event. The birth of Christ was like other births, and. like other great events, it is fixed in the memory of all as occurring on a particular day and month. But the rising of Christ from the tomb is nnlike anything else in tradition or history. From youth to manhood he had lived a wonder derful life, and his sufferings were all for the good of others. He was' arrested and tried by a Roman judge at the instigation of a Jewish mob, and he suffered death on the cross the mode of execution then common for those deemed malefactors. He had pre dicted his death and his resurrection, and when the former took place his followers anxiously looked for the "third day," on which he said his body would rise from the grave. It came, and he arose. It was an event far more important than his birth, an event much more anxiously looked for. And yet no one, to-day, knows on what month or on what day of the month tbe resurrection took place. We are told that "Easter day is always the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens after the twenty-first day of March, and if the full moon happens on a Susday, Easter day is the Sunday after." What other great event is thus re corded in history? The day and month on which Christ rose from the tomb was a day and month known to chronology long before his birth, trey were as well known as the day and moith of his birth. Who would designate the birthday of Christ as coming on the first dsnday or Friday after the third full moon sfter the September equinox. And yet, that is the way in which the resur rection is stated. As now chronicled it oc curred on no particular day, though, in truth, it did occur on a. partioular day of a certain month. If Curat rose from the grave on the tweoty-secQod of March, that day, and no other, is the anniversary ot that event; for he rose only on one certain day. If he arose on one certain day, he did not rise on any other; nor did the day of that rising change to any earlier or later date.. And yet the day and the month of this important event is nowhere recorded. Tboogh it tnutt have occurred on a certain da j yid month then as well known in chronoIo is now, the day of his rising floats about from moon to moon. It is the strongest weapon yet placed in the hands of those who -question the resurrection, for they can well say that if such an event did really occur the day and month could be ai well known as that of his birth. Why the plain fact about tbe latter and the mys tery ' about the former? It may be said that date is matter of no im portance, if he really arose. But the same may be said of his birth, with this differ encethat the day and month of the latter mre given, whether necersary or not; while the former ishrouded ia tbe changes of the moon. If one were asked, wnat day is his oirtnuay, tne answer always given is - iweniy-uita or uecemoer. if one is asked what day is the anniversary of his resurrection, the answer is, "twenty-second of Marck last year, seventh of April this year, becarusa, you see, it varies according to the phases ot the moon. ghost. 'Tbe Dam Protest. Editors Appeal Oa the twentieth of r ebruaryl sent to the council a quiet protest against Lie dam across the bayou, and inter cepting side d tcbes, proposed by the Federal ssntary commission. It was not designed for publication, but since Colonel Waring's comment thereupon nave been given to the press I request the publication ot the nratest. that those who are to pay for the proposed work may have an intelligent comprehension of the mitter. It is due to the council to say .1 i 3 . . iney naa pats 9a an oraer suspending work on the dam, on the evening of the previous day, of which I was not aware when I sent in my protest. Colonel Waring must have read the protest inattentively or he would not say that I had fixed the ccst ot tbe dam, pump anu siue-aitcnes oenmteiy at f6ou. 1 did not attempt to fix the cost definitely. The commission proposed the erection of a dam across tbe bayou high enough to exclude all water from the Mississippi, and to place an engin and pump at the dam to pump the water from the bayou into the river, and said "thn pumping will not generally apply to the Btorm water falling on the surface of tbe city, since the plan of surface drainage memoes an intercepting surface gutter on each side of the bayou, carrying over the top of the dam all ordinary storm water." I said that this entire scheme was impractica ble and chimerical, and could not be made effective tor ten times 3o0, and I made that statement on mv ceneral knowledge of the topography of the country and the character of the work, and I reiteraie the opinion that it cannot be made effective as proposed by the commission for $35,000. Colonel Waring now practically abandons the scheme of intercepting side-gutters, and admits that bis orginal estimate for the dam and pump was hastily made, and too small, and now places it at "less than $ 10,000." I think the entire scheme of dam, pump and Biae-aiccnes demonstrates equal haste and want ot proper consideration on the part of me commission, ana me people who have to pay tor this wotk wax, if they are wise, ac ceps notnwg on rue mere aietum ot men, hnwpver renntod tnr Kf.ipnnFm oftmnfc T wa :ch does not emm?rni itneir to reason and I common sense. The effrtori vent gk nl thn Ham I and pump which Colonel Waring proposes to I H105MUIH ror ft out ii remains yet to be e demonstrated. I do not be heva it. Ha psti. mates nothing for contingencies of flood dur- . . . . . ihb a construction, cue admitting its ef- tectiveness tor the argument, we have the ' further cost ot operation and maintenance " If we put the wages of enzine-man. fuel. oil. waste, and repairs of encine. rmmn and Ham it iium onnnn, j k,. i ..T: i uiinti k,n tho .- 6 UI of f 25,000 at six per cent. Add this to otn VU, which would pave Madison street trom Jf iont to the Charleston depot, with 1 Btone-oiocs. use mat in front ot the rlanters worth more as a sanitary measure alone man any other form in which the money could be expended, to say noth ing ot. the value to commerce. With our Streets almost 1111 passable in winter and spring, it is the extreme of folly to neglect mem ua expenu mis large sum in the s syphan task of damminsrUhe bavou and pumping it dry. The streets in front of my door are Serbonian bogs, in which, not armies, aa Milton has it, but mules and drays have sunk. Until the streets are paved and the city is sewered, 1 shall continue to protest against such expenditures. Colond Waring uiDisis mail mo pumping ot tne Day on is nec essary to the sub-soil drainage. . The river is sow one toot f jur inches below extreme high water, ana tne area suomerged east of Sec- uuu street is very insignincant. Ut course, an aoove mar, piane can be easily drained Xhe river has not been to high water mark for thirteen years, and only once in nine years has it been as hi eh as now. Abont ninpt days in the last five years previous to this, it bas stood within three feet of hish water marc, so mat upon the whole the evil of back water is very trivial compared with that of nopaved streets and want of sewers. the protest. MltPRiq VAhni,, on toon TO the Board of Fire aud Police Commissioners ana the Supervisors of Public Works of the Tax- luK-xiisuicfc 01 oneiDy county: As a tax-payer and citizen I enter mv nrn test against the construction of thn rln m nnv being erected across Bayou Gayoso, and the proposed side ditches. The entire scheme is impracticable and chimerical in the extreme. 3 - i 1 r a , .1 . . . ' auu iiiaiL-uu or coiuotr only inirtv-hve bnn dred dollars, as represented bv the sanitarv commission, cannot be made effective for ten times that sum, and when done will prove a positive evu instead ot a blecsing. lr, will inundate a large area . of Memphis. There are now employed on the dim a force of ntteen men, and a large amocnt of brick and other material has been delivered, and tha wcr is Being proaeoutea undor the supervis ion of the engineer. This 'vork is beintr 3nA . t 1 I ... uuuo tuuiiaijf iu ana not one aouar can oe paid tnereior leraflv. and ti e Era anil m, lice commissioners become personally liable un intsir oona ior any puonc funds paid on sam worn. Section 7 of the act creatine the Tan'nw. District provides that no work mall b nnrl-r. taken until a statement in writ ng of the pro posed work, with estimate of cost, shall have received the assent in writinir of four of the supervisors and two ot the co-nrnissnm n indorsed upon tbe statement anrl estimntn nf tne wore, which statement a id estimate. with the indorsement of suchasiient. shall ha kept on file in the office. It I am not greatly uiisiniormea rnis provis.on or me act has not been complied with, and ixosurvers of ditch es, plans of the work and estimates nf mat nave oeen submitted and reoeivef. the written sanction of the six members required by the acr, out mis iauure does not relit ve the com missioners! from their cersoial li.ibilirv fnr uisregarciing tne law, either bv sile.it acani escence or active participation. section i ot the aot ot December 1S79. imposing the two per cent, tax, p.-o vices that itiB money aenved tnerelrom shall ie i pplied first, to Bewers and sabtod drains: next to paving streets and allevs: and ther, n nih other sanitary measures as may conduce to tne neuith ot the inhabitant. I ntil the sewers and subsoil drains are ct-mploted. and streets and alleys are paved, you have no right to BPPlv a dollar to tha dam anrl ditches, and the diversion to tbat work is made a ielonv bv section 11 nf tha nr.nnni act. It is a great wrong to the tax-payers of mm tuy, wuea we nave neither sewers nor paved streeta, to fritter away their means in a work which must inevitably prove a costly tolly. And again protesting in behalf of the tax-payers, I uree vour honorable Win tn nnf an end at once to a work on which far r much has been already emended. Th .iria ditches will require hizh dikes alnno- tha bayou, and .four cc. lv aoueducts on tVm east side," and will pass through several cot ton sneds, the tnim foundry, Coover's planing mill and many other buildings, and ill all many buildintrB with water rim-i no- heavy rain-storms, and flood a wirle sirin r of land on either, side of the bavou. and it will only be a few years before we have three bayous parallel, instead ot one. Respectfully, THE REVIEW COMPLETED. The Sermon Superior to All the Philoso phy or Men, to All the Wisdom of the Ages It Is Like the San Shining - In his Strength, Flooding: the World with Life and Light. Jfo Man Could Do a Wiser Thins; than to Make this Sermon a Special Study and Strive to Catch Ita Spirit ' Knock, and it Shall be Opened Unto You." The sermon on the mount is divided into seven lessons. The first embraces the first sixteen verses of the fifth chapter, and sets forth the character of true disciples. They are numb e, penitent and meek. They hun ger and thirst after righteousness, i. ., de sire a more perfect conformity to the charac ter and will of God. Thev are merciful, nnre in heart, peace-makers, and endure persecu tion ior righteousness sake. such disciples are a great blessing to tbe world, acting as salt to keep the wcrld from deseneratinor and moral corruption, and aa light to guide men in -tne ways ot truth ana holiness and lite everlasting. In the second lesson (vs. 17-27) Jesns shows his relation to the law of Moses, and declares it no part of his mission to destroy toe taw, out to minii it. The moral law bas its foundation in the nature of God, and must be unchangeable. The ultimate end of the gospel is to bring men to a perfect conformity to the law, . e., to the character of God. Hence Jesus said to his disciples: "Except your ngnteouinese exceed the righteousness of ine scnoes ana Pharisees, ye shall in no iaw towr into toe xinffaom or uoa .. I II 1 ' 1 f . .. ineir righteousness was ceremonial: true ngnteousness consists in havinsr a srood heart and a good life, . ., feeling right and doing ngnt. In the third lesson (vs. 33-48) we have gractical instructions. First, on the manage ment or tne tongue. Jesus slows the silli ness, lr-juncuaneas and wickedness of swear ing. While a judicial oath ia lawful, the practice of swearing on ordinary occasions is amy, oecause tne swearer cannot confirm his uaiu cannot even mass one hair whitn nr black. It is injurious because it degrades the man and weakens his moral sense. It is wicked because it is taking the name of God in vain. Every oath is aa appeal to God. whether it is by heaven or by earth, or by uuo b iieau or py any otner Object. (JhriBt, then, teaches ns how to bear injuries. '. e.. to bear long and patiently. It is better to sufft r ouiKiives man to oe transported with anger ana iaze me ure ot a fellow-mortal and have nis Diooa upon our souls, and our bodies m tne clutches ot the law. The lesson is then ciosea with the declaration of the only true principle of action, viz: love to all men. bless ing tor cursing, kindness for hatred and prayers for persecutors, that we may be the children of our Father in heaven. In the fourth lesson (vs. 1-18 of the sixth chapter) Jems teaches us how to doac's of charity, how to pray and how to fast. We are not to give anything, or do anything to be seen of men, otherwise we have no reward of our Father in heaven. He does not mean that we are to hide our good deeds; we are to let our light shine, that others, seeing our good deeds, may be led to glorify our Father who is in heaven. But the motive must not be to have the praise of men; this spirit is an abomination to God. What we do should be done with the desire of doing gcod and hon oring Uod. This will insure reward in the great day. jsor should we pray to be seen of men; we Bhould retire to some secret place, and pray to our Father. He that loves to pray openly, where he can be seen and heard by men, talks not to God, but to man; but he who has a burden upon his soul, or whose spirit is full of thankfulness, will not multi ply words. There will be no vain repetitions. but in a tew and simple words he will make anown nis requests to uod. Jesus then gives us the model of a perfect prayer; it is called the Lord's prayer, because he taught it to his disciples. To be able to otter tbat prayer in true filial spirit is worth more than all the riches and honors. And as we should give alms and pray, not for outward eflect, but from inward satisfaction and soul communion with God, even so should we fast. Abstinence from food should be the effect of intense spiritual emotion. The fifth lesson, vs. 19 34, brings before ns our Heavenly Father's care. He preserves oar lives from day to day. Then why should we mase ourselves miserable about food and raiment? He takes care of the birds and clothes the grass of the field, much more will he take care of his own children. But those who seek to lay up treasure on earth will be &Hc Ji'th a.wiii. J 1,11 limit, ul III l it. Therefore says Christ, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things Bhall be added onto yon. To sees: me Kingdom ot God does not consis with idleness, or sloth, or presumption. To seek it arieht implies tha diligent nun nf all tho appointed means for natural and spiritual cuub. iiat Luis oe eone ana we have in this promise a guarantee against failure. Tu i 1 ... ... .mo oiaui icsson 1 vs. ot the sev enth chapter) discourses on harsh judg ment. Christ teaches ns not to judge the motives of others, nor be quick and se vere in our condemnation. It we do it will brine upon us the same fcind nf trantmont both trom our fellow men on earth, and from God in the day of judgment. Uncharitable- ne&8 unnts us to iudce. blinds our moral fa. culties, and leaves us in darkness. The oavior men gives us the golden rule of liie, therefore, whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. The more pertectly we conform to this rule the more perfect will be our characters. It would be well to examine our livt-n often in tha Hht ui ii. xito we actea or even tried to act up ii il. xjm weuesirs to oe covernerj dv it e aa Beventn lesson cloaca the aarmnn nn tae mount by admonishinir his diacinlea to beware of false teachers. All are falsa teachers who do not agree with the teachings of Christ. Christianity is, in one sense, the most liberal religion in the world, and m an. other it is the moat exclusive. It permits all men to oeneve as tney please, without any pains or penalties, but claims for itself ah. soiute truth, and appeals for deciaio.i t.- tha judgment of the great day. But. Christ not only admonishes his dianmipa against ta'se teachers, but he warns them against self-deception. It will be in vain mat mey say, t,orl, iord, if they do not the will ot his r ather ia heaven. Then he closes witn me smiting simile of the houses built upon the tock and npon tha sand. The teaching ot Uanst furnish ns with tha nnls safe foundation for our moral and spiritual character. He who hears and obeys these teachings will be secure against tbe storms and tempests of evil, while he who hears them and does not do them, is mira to fall nt last ana oe overwhelmed in rain. PRACTICAL LESSONS. 1. This BermOUn On the mnnnt ill innlnn. to all the philosoohv of men to all tha ic. uora or me ages. i. It IB like the son. whan ha ohinofh in his strength, flooding the world with life and lignc. o. No man could do a wiser hinr than ty make this sermon a special study, and strive iu eaten its spine. 1. xnis can be done only by divine assist ance, lhe promise is, ask and ye shall re- rave, sees; ana ye snail nnd, knock and it anau ne opened unto you. Fot the Sunday appeal TiK JCACJB A r THK WIltDOW. MISS AOKX3. Gazing thro' the window Was a wondrous lovely face, with an sir of angel purity. OI Innocence and grace. Sue listened to the Raster hvrau I sang with grateful tone; She listened with her very soul. She made It all her own. Her eyes looked In, but all their light Was burled In tbe sound; Those glorious eyes were raised aloft, Nor ever sought the ground. Soul feeling, spoke In every line Of that pale, upturned face. And on the ruby, parted Hps, Joy's curve had writ a grace, A glow like sunset kindled o'er The snows of that fair cheek, And bright tears aalhered silently Whose source we need not seek. Mr bands, they wandered o'er the keys: My voice, it Unated on ' I Paused to speak. Alas! tor words. The lovely face was gone. AUKAASAS ABSTBiCTS, Forrest City sidewalks are oat of reoair. A book agent boom has struck Little Kock. Austin is the center of the exoort trade in small fruits. Judge H. N. Hulton. of Mariana, ia nnt fnr attorney-general. Farmers in all the hill counties are busy all the game from putting in their crops. High water has driven the bottoms to the hills. Monday. ADril 12th. ia the date fixed for Grant's visit to Little Bock, S. W. Thornton baa been annninfoil riorb- of Cross county, to fill a vacancy. James II. Lulintr, judfreof Howard county, has just been tried tor malteRnf in sffi. convicted and bounced. ' A circular from Auditor CrawFnril ik time for redeeming lands forfeited fnr payment of taxes in 1877. exDirea on th enth of Jane nerf Tha t;. i.;l. . J -w Ul WUltll IU redeem delinquent lands for 1S78, expires the twentieth of next month. After these dates the lands are subject to redemption by any person paying the tax, penalty and cost. Ward meetings were held by the Little Rock Democrats to perfect their organization for the municipal election to be field on the fifth of April. Hon. J. N. Smithee returned to Little Rock from Washington yesterday. Ho will read some of bis opponents a "sit down, Smith" epistle before long. Dan Worthley, a deputy-constable, shot and fatally wounded a negro named. George Gales, while arresting him near Sweet Home, five miles east of Little Rock.Thursday even ing. Colonel Lewis Watson, an old and respect ed citizen of Desha county, and founder of the town of Watson, the present county-site, attempted suicide at Gaston's hotel, in this city, at an early hour yesterday morning, by cutting his throat. If mental depression does not result unfavorably, the chances for his recovery are reasonably good. . Dr. R. W. Mitchell is attending him. HOX. J. W. HOUSE Addresses the Voter at the First Cea arreaalsnal District ef Arkansas 1st Beli air ef his Candidacy fer Cos cress. " The Appeal acknowledges the receipt of a circular letter from Hon. J. W. House to the voters of the first congressional district of Arkansas, and takes the liberty of repro ducing a few extracts therefrom. A perusal will show that Colonel House is uncompro misingly Democratic,while his services in tbe general assembly of his State establish his ability to efficiently serve the people whom he would represent in congress. The circular says : "I am a candidate for congress in this dis trict, subject to the action of the Democratic convention to be held for the purpose of nom inating a candidate. Having been reared and educated in White.county, and having served the people in several public capacities, I feel that I am thoroughly and fully identified with the people of the district and State in all, their inteiests. I was before the people for the same position two years ago, and al though defeated in the convention at Brink ley, yet the race was truly gratifying to me. I felt that I was nnable to express my grati tude to tha people ot the district for the con sideration they had given me. Tne race was so complimentary to myself, and having re ceived so much encouragement from my friends from nearly all parts of the district, I have determined to make the race again and submit my candidacy to the wisdom and judg ment of an intelligent public, and abide the re sutl. The issues involved ia the coming can vass are the most important in oar country's history. They are isoues of the most vital importance to the people; issues which strike at the very foundation, tne mudsills, the en tire structure of our free institutions. It is a question of freedom or slavery, of liberty or oppression While we are forced to admit that for the last sixteen or eighteen years our government under Rspubhcan ad ministration haa been making a rapid march toward centralization and despotism, the old wholesome doctrine cf home-rule being en tirely ignorea, yet we nave tbe utmost confi dence in the ultimata success and permanency of our government. There ia too much vir tue and intelligence among our people both north and southfor them to tamelv and quietly submit while they are being robbed of mem. we confidently trust and believe that in the ensuincr canvaaa the innate sagacity,1 the moral sentiment of tne people, the outourst of a popular senti ment will be sufficient to arrest the unfriend ly band ot centralization and stay its Droeresa. until we shall have returned to the primitive purity or our government. v e are not ready, nor do we ever intend to be ready, for a crowned head in this country". 'We have no name, and we can have no Csesar.' lhe succots and prosperity of a government depends upon a wise system of legislation and the spirit and honesty with which such legislation is executed-. We cannot prosper as a people and as a conn try so long as oar laws are made to bear more heavilv noon one uius vi uur cuiz-ns man npon another. We only demand in behalf of ourselves, in behalf of the laboring interest, what we ' are willing to accord to others protection, seenritv and equality nnder the law. We are entitled to this tor tne burdens we bear to support the government. I am op posed to tho national banfannir tern. The government ought to control her own finances without the intervention of agents or middlemen. I am opposed to tab .I 1 . 1 . 1 ... . ing- uie leifsi tnaer quality from the green backs. Gold, silver and greenbacks should to a legal tender, and there should be a free and unlimited coinage of both gold and sil ver. 1 am in lavor or abridging the juris diction of the federal courts. With their present powers and jurisdiction, they almost completely swallow up and absorb the powers and jurisdiction that should be ex ut .-ij vr uor-giate courts. - 1 believe in tue supremacy of the civil an tborities as against the military. The use of me unicea states troops at the polls is a usurpation of power, contrary to thn ltta ana spirit ot tne constitution. I am opposed to a reckless and extravagant nse of the pub lic money, uur mail service is defective; our facilities in this resoect ahnnlH ha in. creased. I believe that the government should contribute to its fullest extent to the improvement of the Mississippi and it tribu taries. "In conclusion, as it has bsen nrrrl 1 v some who are opposing me in this canvass that experience is neceasary to enable one to be tfficient in a deliberative body, it may not uo improper ior me to state here that 1 rep resented White county in the State legisla ture in 1871. was a delegate to the rnn.Kt,,. tional convention in 1S74. and fnr th fr years following was a member of the State senate, representing White and Fanltrnar counties. In public life I have endeavored tn represent the true and real interests of m constituents. As to how well I performed that truBt, of coursa I will leave others to de termine, and refer with pleasure to these with whom I have served in a public capac ity, and to my constituents at home. It the people of tha i);.ini.i should honor . me with thn positicn to wbich I aspire. T will mnW on honest and determined effort to discharge fully every duty imposed upon me. In every instance where there is an issue between the bondholders the moneyed power and the masses of the people; between capital and labor: I shall be f'onnd at n, nut nf Wn battling in the interest of labor and the in dustries of tbe country; battling to sustain the right and condemn the wruncr. What ever energy and ability I may possess shall be exerted to the fullest extent in guarding, protecting and advancing the matetial inter est Cf the district and nnr nmmnn nnn.f.n TJ ; - ,T T 1 " wuuwjr. ""f "8, rwenaiy consideration at your Skakct, White sunt j, Ark., March 22, 18s0. Kansas City Hospital llurnrd. Chicago. March 27. A K nana I Tift ervA. cialsays: "Late last night the city hospital noa UUIljCU LU IQH pmnna. nni fhn inmataa n r. 1 .. -1 . 1 1 . ... - . eighteen in number, escaped only bv terrihia exertions, as they were suffering from wounds nuu unease, iney crawled out into the rain Bwria ana were unprotected for two hou oome win certainly die of exposure. The main ouuaing was destroyed, and the pa tients were cared for in the women's ward uuriug tne night. ' 6ot Pair t Draw To. Elizabeth. N. J.. March 27.PT.rm. irouer a nomas B. liegett and Daniel W, ieus, ex-ciera ot the city treasurer, convict- cu 01 conspiracy to detraud the city, have uccn aentencea tne tormsr seven years in the State prison and a fine of twenty-two "u"u'. uuuara, ana rne latter tour years tion lor a struck jury in the case of Daniel J, uu uiua uuuuieu uuuara nnp I h, onnima. iueeaer, maictea with them, was denied. Dr. Dlx's Bete Nolr. JNKW IORK. March 9H Tha nMml r niusene r Slrlax Williamson, nnnn-oor n. I'll, who filed a petition yesterday for a writ of habeas corpus, to-day withdrew thn iion. reason not Riven. Williamson s case is now in the hands of A who is said to be ab.ut to adopt conciliatory measures oa tne ground of the prisoner's Possibly a PlBar.' OT. A,OUIs. Alarr-.h 27. Tha ;ln... i- 1 1 .. . , , -fcVC IAJ iuo can ior a national anti tbird-rorm moo. c-juveuwuD, teiefirrapnea trom here lan night. were omitted tLuugh a blunder of the trans mitting operator. They are J. B. Hender son, chairman, and Emory S. Foster, secre tary. CoaUTssses ts Polssalsar K fa wir. BOSTON. March 27. Tlnmor Wcli; of Cambridge, arrested Itul week for fnrn,' was cbaroed to-dav with the mnrrlor f if:l infant eoa in January last. H Hn;0. oring the boy, but confesses giving poison to UIO TV liCTe Stonx City la Ureal Daanr.i SrOUX ClTT. COT... March 97 Tl.l ry, Yankeuren & Floyd's wholMni- store is now burning. The wind is blowini a gale, and much other property must go. Evidently an incendiary. ' Heavy Htorm. i. h. Chicago, March 27. All tWrnV,;,. munication with i Kansas is out eff, there ap parently having been a severe storm, extend ing northwest. It ia nnt knnn. .i.tj. age haa been done. ttood Blddaaee of Bad Kabblsk. St. Louis, March 27. Jacob Frey, the old man who cut his wife's throat yesterday and then his own, died this morning. The wom an will recover. AN EASTER I'llEDICTION. Dr. Watson, who Is Xoted aa aa Earn e3t Believer In the Most Extraordi nary Programmes of Alleged Yli Itors from the Spirit Land, States tbat Next Tear the Dead Will Come to Life and Address Audiences from the Platform Another Evidence that Mother Shlpton Xnevr What She was Talking- Abont. Editors Appeal I read with much in- terest an article yoa copied in last Sunday's Appeal from the New York World, with the caption of "Parents Comforted," "Ghostly Reunions," etc Tbese parties say they commenced their investigations "in J one last at Terra Haute, Indiana." -Having stopped there one day in Jane last, will yon permit me to give yoa a part of what I witnessed with the same "Miss Morgan." I arrived there abont three o'clock in the af ternoon, and in less than an hour I was with some twelve or fifteen persons at her father's house. They are poor people, the family consisting of father, mother and daughter. Her hands were filled with flour aad tightly closed. A brass band, abont one inch and a half wide, fitting her slender waist closely, was placed around her and locked securely aad the key given to me. A strong cord is fastened around her, attached to this band, and thus manacled she takes her seat in a plank cabinet with two apartments. At her back there are two holes in the upright plank. The ends of this cord are pat through these holes, and I tied nine knots on the outside, in sight all the time. A piano stands a lew feet off in front In a short time a large, fine-looking lady, dressed in white, walks oat, speaks to ns: "Good afternoon, friends." When asked to give us some music, she took her seat at the piano and played several tones, one of which, she said, was composed by her daughter in spirit lite. We sat facing her, only the in strument between ns. She was said to be the wife of Judge Lawrence, who frequently visits her there and holds long and interest ing conversations with her. Quite a number of materialized farms came out, who were recognized by their friends and held con versation with them as natural as in earth life. There was a minister, Rev. Mr. Briggs, and his family wbo had their spirit friends to come to them and had pleasant interviews with them, as they bad often done. Dr. J. M. Peebles had same of his relatives and ethers theirs to come and talk to them. I was, of coarse, more interested in seeing and talking with my former wife than m wit nessing interviews with others. My son, John, who passed away abont four years since ia this city, looked as natural aa he ever did and talked with Dr. Peebles and myself. The next day I had a private seance, with no one present but Miss Morgan's parents, Dr. Peebles and myself. The manifestations were even more satisfac tory than before. My wife came and sat down between Dr. Peebles and myself; when we exammea her caretuiiy. She looked, telt and talked as naturally as mortals. -1 will net trespass npon yonr space to give a fall account of what we witnessed. Suffice it to say there was no chance for fraud. Every one who came oat of the adjoining apartment of the cabinet opened the other door, so that we couia see miss morgan npon her seat eon- fined as when she went inside. When it was over, 1 counted the knots in the cord outside, and found the nine just aa I had tied them. The flour was still in her hands. but not a speck of it was to be seen anywhere eise. 1 saw many wonderful things while there; but, as she was not nnder test condi tions, I will not mention any of them. Car spirit friends tell as they will stand noon platform, and address audiences m daylight next year, men all will know that it is no delusion. s watsoh, R.G.CRAIG&CO Memphis, Tenn., Agency FOB- Brirdy Combination. John Deere and South-Bend Chilled Steel Champion Reaping and Mowing' MACHINE a! Steel-Tooth Biding GEBXAX MILLET, GRASS & QABDEH 12. tl. CjOAIO & CO. 361 Main St., Memphis. J.S.STANTON&CO. WHOLESALE ta ROGERS, COTTOS FACTORS And Commission Merchants, 284 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS. QPKCIAL ATTENTION grven to the Sale ot all r 'no or unnncr iTrxniww. G.H.H0LST&BB0 UNDERTAKERS, 320 Main, Memphis, BURIAL BOBE3 AND COFFIN B1RDWABK. ., Orders by Telegraph Promptly Filled, and U UUl . VP AS. oa C3 o e ri J I 1 INSURANCE. J.J.BUBPHY. B. F. MTTRPTTT. murphy & Murphy, KKMOV1D TO (in rear ot Cotton Exchange,) 91 em phi H. . . . Tennrsauo. ( ) -,,:7lV??? ?mrnlefc sinhoosss and ' -" - '' S-I aaa Vs B. THAYER, manufacturing JEWELER and OPTICIAN a Watches, Jewelry. Silverware, Clocks, Spectacles, etc. Be pairing of fine Watches and Chrono graphs a specialty. Xo.307 MAIN 8TI1EET, UNDER PEABODT BOTEL. Old Oold and Silver wanted. "vv - S. DELoKerss WI ML. SSOlf LOTS and Ca BATES TN ELMWOOD-W111 do the work CHXAP. and X aatlili all who favor ma Biiih thuip fuu orders at No. 10 Maolson street, or call on tn. .t B HOW tn in L 5 g Ws ! 3 3 I M e - S-l IP B S . es. P 3 I g I ; sk an pi CS a? S M s a o ST - if 3 -J S r S & 5 3 n. 5 1 at c a Fatal Humors Expellea, Ileal tU Restored, and Litfe Fr . Ions d. What am 6kln and Scalp Diseases but the wi dens of Internal Humor ten times more difficult to reaeo. and cure, which floats in tbe blood and other fluids, destrojini tbe delicate machinery of life and Oiling tbe body with foal corruptions? Woat la consumption but a gathering ot inherited Eumore pn tbe lungs, which rots them? What are mental Inllrmaties, idoey and early insanltv. but hereditary Poison choosing the brain because the weakest or gan? What rheumatism and gout but aceumtila tlonsot Scrofula in the Joints and fluWs? Wbat ulceration of the liver, Bright's dlcease of the kid neys, diabetes, wasting and degeneration of the urinary organs, hemorrhoids, fistula and other con stitutional ejections, but the evidence of vitiated slate ot lhe blood, a weakness, a dtbl.lty of the vl talizlng fluids, greater than can be thrown off unless asstMed by medicine peculiarly adapted to the pur- PURIFY THE liLOOD, Eradicate the Vlrwa .f Ul.raa. by c;.a atltatleaal sis Aeal Treataaeat OuHeurm feaotonit to tbe grealeat blood purl Per. liver at.Bulai,t. and renovator in mealclna. Th elements of dieeae. cannot exist where it Is freely and wilarly taken. It purges from the sywera very dtblluatlng humor. Improve tbe appetite, perfects digestion, at mulates the liver i.n kidneys, opens tha bowels, and makes over th. vils'ed blood Into a pure, vitalizing, and restorative fluid. CUriCDRA BESOLTEXT. Catleara aaa Catleara Baa. The Ortfimra Banbeut la assisted in earing all hu mors that may appear on lb. rurtace by Outicum. a Medicinal Jelly, which arrests all external tympuHns of disease, eats away dead skin and ah, allays in flammation. Itching and Irritation, beals ulcers, sores aad wounds and reproduces and bee. tieei the hair by allaying heat and irritation. It enntalm do grease, never becomes rancid, and ts a natural Hair Oreael g Cuticvra Mediciwil TniUt Sonp, t ret.4rd from CurKvra, forcteanslDg dlsraMd surtaeea. fceal kur, softening, lefreahln and beautifying tbe tkui. Is invaluable. It Is a toilet. b-Uh and nursery luxury. Ouitewa Medicinal Shaving Soap ts the first ana only medicinal soap prepared expressly for shaving, and Is extravagantly praised by gentlemen. W05DEE1TUL CURES Perteraaed ky tha Catleara Reaaestes. . eore" of Blood and Skin Diseases and Scalp Atrpctlorn Willi Lom of Hair can compare ilti itoe ot the Hon. Was. Taylor. Boston, state Senaur ot Massachusetts: Alderman Tucker, Boston: S. A. Steele, Ksq.. Chicago: r. H. Drake. Ksq, Detroit, and many others, details of which may be found in future editions of this paper? CUTICURA remedies Far all BIsaa Basasrs, Are prepared by Wkxxs Pomnri, Chemists and Diogglsta, mO Washington street. Boston; 21 Front street, Toronto, On l.. at d 8 Snow Hill. Londuo.eod are for sale by all druggists. Price of CuiMvra. small boxes 60 cento; large boxes, ecntalnlog two-and-aod -one half tunes the quanta of small, si. Bemhmt, f 1 per bonle. Cutieura Mfdititml Toilet Soap -ih cento per cake. Ouiieura itedKinal Slav tntt Soap. 15 cents per cake; la bars, for B.ubers and Urge eonsomera, 60 cents. . toiriNS'' .VOLTAIC PLASTERS A union ot Klectfteity and Hvallng BhImdis are ten times more powerful than tbe best porous plaster for relieving Pain and Weakness of the t.uns. Llvsr, Kidneys and Btck. Bneumatlsm. Neuralgia, and Selatlca. Placed over the pit of tbe stomach tnev cure Dyspepsia, Bilious Colic Diarrhea, Cramp, sod rain and prevent Ague and Malaria. Ask foe Colllna's Voltale Electric Porous Pi asters. 5 cents .a .0 a e S ZZ 2fi"5a c c X m S a. II 1 15 mi 4 13 3 m T ZH 1. (4 8 LU PATENTED ex. s ggi S FlepUmher . JSSlfttiS' SAJilXARX DEPOI. 94 Baejcaun St, Nsw York. JENNINGS' TRAPLESS WATER CLOSET. FIiUMBEHS' ttOODS having lor their object cleanliness, durability, and exclusion of SEWER GAS. Sewer Connections. PHILJ.MALLON&CO 804 MAIHT HTBEET. tiriinuim hopkins-s grand display -OF- Mlllinory C3-ooc3jr3 1 French Pattern Bonnets, Hats, Tnrbans, Flowers, Feather, Ribbons, silks, Jet Goods, Beads or all Shades and Colors, P. K. HOPH11H A CO- C6S HAIlsT HT. J. W. X. BROWNE, PLTJMBEB! TS Prepared to do an kinds of wot to this (Ine la tBntlijnto" aanltarj manner; gives especial Sewer and Building Connections. Also, bftfl a lam ntrvBr ttf Can trivrniDii 6&B. fitMIa and Wafaasr1rtlnM ar . " ho,.. jsju,sh rss risa mSi AiMnt fnp than ajcatAgaajjaj Vf Ail LfMlHUSi, Orders uoliciuxL BROWNE, THE PLUJLBEB, 40 Madison Street. T0LL-8ATE Ka. 2 -patri colored J. IXAHERTY &CO UNDEUTAKEI And ManaXactorers of Flahertr Patent Preserving Casket or Corpse Cooler. I SIT aa SIS MKGOIVU ST., KBMPHib WJC Keep on nana rnu lines or jiatailla fiolld Walnut, Boon wood Fin laded Casket auu Cases, trimmed In the highest style of art. Orders bv Mall or Telesrranli will henrowntly 1II1.C. o n REWARD Itchinijor Uicr-td l'U.fc.J tail cur. ;,t kxwMtaAai relrr-f . vur ese- of oujrittand. uijf in 1 w-aek.nrt! laarr c-n m j 4r- ,lbott! Buid bruit Fro B. W. JONES ft, CO. Agents. 9B7 Main street. A GOOD SAW MILL 27'02n. 0QOO. OTJB No Plantation Sawmill Is designed I. b runbvR. in and f km. "T Engine. With iil7poi trom ' -svur-i 15C0 to 4000 Feet of Lumber can be wit la a day. a product 25 to 60 rr cant. particular. Sawmills otlai iies TiiSS. SfE? Shaittng, 6 earing. Mo, ' Boilers, uuuuina circulars sent tree. Jona and Water streets, UacIauU. Ohio. rs-V 1 5 o EE " M i lJ s z s PTMSsMTsW ? c CD " Plumbers! nMLM TM H " as . m M.-srx t! i i: V 1 "1 i vvV seW-".o -- V- -i r-Jis;-; . ;...-r-- .-v.--,.. ,.v -. . .."A ...1 ... t,c