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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1883.
MEMPHIS APPEAL. TUESDAY, : t OCTOBER 23, 1883. THE fr'IX ASCI A I. A Bl'8lFJH SIT UATION. "The shrinkage in exchanges does not cease,'' i the announcement of the New York Public, in rcriewing last week's op eration. The decline at New York, nut ting anidc "tonka, vra 1S.4 per cent, an compared ith the name week last year. This decline is the more itriking an the week was one of extraordinary specula tion in several products. The exchanges represent a much smaller volume of busi ness, outside the stock market, than was done a year ago, and the infereuce is un avoidable thai e shrinkage has been mainly in other than speculative dealings. It is a very long time since a deeline has appeared at every one of the seven largest cities, but such was the case last week; the decline seems to have affected all the the principal centers of wholesale trade except Cincinnati and New Orleans. How low money can he had just now in New York is shown by tho New York Produce Exchange placing a loan of 9125,000, in one-year notes, with the Corn Exchange Bank at 2 7-10 per cent. The New York Chronicle speaks of Wall street as "de moralized,'' und says there has been plenty of money but no confidence; the disturbance there, however, has not ufleeted the quiet, of the money market. lint in the meantime, ays the Chrouirlr, "tho commercial situation does not improve. The de rau'rniont in Wall street checks any improving tendency, the crops harvested do not go off in the market as was hoped, which causes farmers to purchase spar ingly, and almost daily occurring failures impart a flat tone in almost all depart ments of business." "Still," continues tho f 'limine,-, "this condition of trade is really unaccountable, and finds no war rant in the great influences which should affect our industries." This ignorance of tlx; basis 'causes of the slowness of trade lor some time past appears to us to be one of the most serious aspect of the position. Caution is recommended, but caution against what? Gold is beginning to arrive, and it may have an assuring effect : so would the stoppage of the sil-ver-dullar coining, but of this there ap pears to be small hope from the next session of Congress. Hankers now look for a continuance of the low rates of exchange, und some claim that the movement of gold LiVbcr will be steady for the remainder of tho season. We have been favored by tho receipt of advance sheets of the New York Bullion; that paper is of tho opinion that railroads are "institutions for develop ing the country at tho expense, mainly, of the Ht'ickholdors," as they arc carried ou at rates that cripple or ruin the trans portation of the country, and Bullion de sires a restoration of "confidence in our largest and best class of securities, and ho prevent the stagnation, perhaps panics in all the business of the country, certain to follow a much longer absence of the public from the markets of our railroad securities." As the peculiar manipula tion of the railroad stocks has awakened confidence in their value, it is for the financial managers of the roads to restore rnufii'.enco by n chango of policy, by re moving the distrust which Bullion men tions as driving investors to speculate in commodites rather than in shares. The New York Pott shows if railroad mana gers desire to win back confidence, they must give the public thu means of know ing the real value of their securities. There needs the same information about them as purchasers retire about a titlo to land or about the validity of a mortgage. The New York Worlil gives a list, with figure", of twenty of tho leading stocks on the market which one year ago were worth ftMJl.lHMi.OIH) and have now shrunk to the amount of 1. 170,000. ' Fortu nately." adds the World, "the burden fulls on thosw who brought it about, tho outside public retired lrom stock specu lations a year ago." NU. vi.vor ii:i!HVF.Tin:irs m;siu. AIIIIV. As will be seen elsewhere, .Maj. Minor Mcrivvt tli-T has resigned the office of receiver and back-tax collector. In him Memphis loses a citizen who has always had her best interests at heart anil an official tt lnne honesty has been above leproarh. lie carries with him the deepest reaped id' a community whose affairs he ha adniinUtercd with signal ability and fidelity. There is no office in the State where dishonesty could ac complish sn much harm and where its detection i-, -o nearly impossible. In losing .Maj. .Meriwether it is sincerely hoped that his successor will unite in hiuisell'tlie same combination of qualities us made him so acceptable an official. Tho reeeiver and back-tax collector should be a man who understands the routine id' the office, whose sys tem of book-keeping is exceedingly in tricate. He should be I'amiluir with the local points involved, for one in e.tpcrieueed in eiuli matters is more than pt. through mere ignorance, to cost the city thousands of dollars, lie should bo u man haviui the confidence of the busi Xiesa community, and one ubovc and nloof from all suspicion or taint. With uut disparaging the claims of others, if there are other applicants for this posi tion, we can sately say that all of these qualifications ure to be found in Mr. Lau rence Lamb, who has boon in the office with Mai. Meriwether for several years. Mr. Lamb's friends and influential citi lens are pressing him for the position. Wo know of no greater misfortune that could befall the city of Memphis than having such an office made the ojcet of an in discriminate scramble, (iov. Hate could not go wrong in appointing Mr. Lamb to a position with the routine of which he is thoroughly acquainted, and for which ho is well qualified. i'oiik mr.i.Axn t After all the plans the British govern ment has concocted and all the laws the British Parliament has enacted, the thoughtful and observant have still tocx elairu, "Poor Ireland!" The Bov. It. F. Clarke, an English Konian Catholic priest, has just published a simple, straightforward account, entitled .Vv Visit to Distrtstftl Ireland. Its object is to make English readers see what met the author's eyes in Western Ireland. He writes with good sense, without sen sational appeals or suppression of facts. From few sources will the reader gather and come to understand the facts and their immediate causes as from this book. The author says he had been well acquainted with poverty iu England, but in the Irish parish of Loughliu he saw enough to show him how far was Irish destitution beyond English poverty. In rompany with the parish priest, the Bov. John Mcl'ermott, ho visited many of the wretched. An extract will show what he saw : "We enter one of the huts; it consists tif a single room if room it is to bo called. No window is to be seen, no rhimney, no fireplace, no furniture. It is a square corner rather than a room. A few lumps of peat smoulder on the floor, the smoke escaping through the door or forcing its way through the holes in the roof. A decent, comely looking woman gets up from a square box, on which she was crouching over the smoldering peat. Tidy, she might be called, if rags and tidiness ar compatible. She brightens nt the sight of I-at her John, and greets es with the well-bred courtesy of the Irish peasant. Questions elicit that she is a widow with three children. She has three acre of land, for which she pays 2 10s. Her husband died two years einoe, and she has struggled on since then, tilling the land herself, hoping for better times. Her neighbors have helped a little from time to time, but now the universal distress renders such help im possible. She has nothing in the house to feed the children save a few haudfuls of Indian meal. Everything has been disposed of to keep sheer hunger from the door, even the potatoes, which could ' nave furnished the coming crop. The only bed is a heap of damp straw in one corner of the hut. w here she and her T -. I .. .. , , n w. Vi n nil eliivttr til mil " Vl fKn : night without blanket or coverlet, wuile the cold northeaster sweeps across the plains and pierces through the chinks ' ..j .nr.is rf tl.o ill-constructed hut. ' Other equally squalid huta were ex amined. Everywhere was found tne mm hungry looks, the same tattered end ptafif ftrmeuu, the same mearer supply k. of Indian meal for food. In the angle of a turf pit he found a 'hovel made by con structing two walls of turf, with a roof of grass-covered turf at the top. Within this little den, dimmed with smoke, were found three rag-covered children. The father had gone to England for summer work. Two stools, some potatoes in a corner, and a heap of rags for a bed, served for furniture and stores; cotymeal mush three times a day was the food. Is it a wonder that the Irishman, escaped from such scenes as these and thriving in tho United States, should look back with bitterness in his heart, as he recalls the daily suffering of the family of which he had formed a part, the sufferings of the father he revered and the mother he loved? Bitter must he feel when he re members that some landlord, mingling in gay society in London or amid the show and mirth of Paris, is spending in luxury money wrung as rent from these victims of generations of wrong and oppression. Naturally that bitterness turns in all its gall against a government that has not known how better to protect its people. At the village of Katblacken, once a prosperous fishing village, Mr. Clarke found even potatoes and cornmeal above the means of the people to purchase. In their rags, issuing from their mud hovels, they plucked, where they could find it, seaweed to stay thefiangs of hunger their sole food. And this is the nine teenth century, and ne English send mis sionaries to the poor heathen ! Do not the rich landlords, whoso exactions have greatly helped to produce these woes, want missionary aid worse than the sav ages that live in clover compared with these down-trodden, wronged, insulted fellow-creatures? But even these hovels are begrudged them by the grasping land lords, who cast them from the wretched holes and caves fit only for wolves and bears, and by""cviction" they cast them out to shiver and starve under the blue sky of heaven. Since the new land law has been enforced landlords have been stricter in demanding their rent to a day, pay or go. The little holdings of J the poor are also taken from them to form cattle-raising farms. The author, we quote from saw himself a case of eviction near Tubbcrcurry, Sligo, where the land-owners, Messrs. Knox, turned twenty families 125 persons from their poor homes. lie found them living in open cattle-sheds, barns, sand-pits, cabins "unfit for human habitation." Some even had no protection, but were crouch ing about fires built iu the open air be side ditches. It is mostly from this class tho "assisted emiirrants" oome. They arc selected, nmiiM, frtven a little money and sent off. The present owners of the land believe that "a man has a right to do what ho likes with his own," and so they play their hideous tricks before high heaven. The Irish believe the land is theirs, not his. Tho taker acquired it by theft, and tho title it is now held by is a fraud, yet those men oppress them, allow them no opportunity of ad vancing in life, but when thev sec a man's industry is adding to his comforts, they raise his rent and spend the money elsewhere. So landlord and tenant arc irrccoucilably apart, wrong and harshness on one side, and suffering and sullcnness on the other, make broader the gulf that divides, as raised rents, evictions, oppres sive acts, hunger aud famine accumulate with the passage of years the vast moun tain of wrong, insolence and tyranny. As a consequence of all this the Irish peo ple hate -the English with a depth of vindictiveness only those who have come closely into contact with them know. When the people stand together against law, offering passive resistance, with occasional outbursts of violence, and per sist iu this course for years, it is certain that they are supported against the fear of the jail and the gallows by the sense of great wrong. The English have made themselves hated by their greed aud their oppression, hated as tho children "f Israel hated their taskmasters in Egypt, and they arc paying for their wrong-doing by having in Ireland a place that, whenever they become tightly placed in some war, will be the weak link in their chain of defenses. With what glee, what exuberance of joy would the Irish admit upon their soil and effectively assist those who would aid to lower the pride and cripple the power of their mer ciless oppressor. True, the English peo ple ol late years have shown a disposition to reduue, to some extent, the amount of the wrong, but they must do justice in their own way, as the Euglish please, not as tho Irish desire. In this way even benefits are often conferred iu a manner so insulting and offensive, with such an assumption of condescending benevolence where there is only scant and imperfect justice, that the very favor conferred stings like the cut of a lash, and hatred is heated to yet more intense whiteness. Mr. Clarke recognizes that the ill-feeling toward England wiys never stronger in Ireland than at present. If the political union between England aud Ireland is to be retained. England, says Mr. Clarke very sinsibly, "must seek to utrikc Ireland contended aud happy. She must show that it is to the interest of the Irish for strife to cease. Sho must consult the people of Ireland and their chosen leaders. She must cease to govern from a distance by means of those who are alienee in sentiment, in sympa thy, in race, iu religion from those whom they govern." Hut even if she do all this, long years of generous concessions and kindly rule must intervene before feelincs which centuries of oppression have engendered will die out. ovi:niR(iDi(rio ix caaia. The co tou mills of Canada arc in trouble; tney expect to curtail produc tion by working only part time, or even possibly they may have to close alto gether as tho only means of improving their depressed market. AVhat is the reason of such an unfortunate state of things? The assigned cause is overpro duction, but is really tinder-demand. There are not more cotton goods made than are wanted, hut more than the peo ple can afford to buy at present prices. Canada, liko ourselves, is troubled with high tariffand protection. This induced capitalists to go into the cotton business for high profits, owing to competition be ing cut off. But high taxation made dear cotton products, so the mills are idle be cause the goods are. .too costly for tho purses of the people. They accumulate, and the talk about overproduction is set up. Let the high duties bo taken off, let the goods be produced at prices that will come within the citizens' means, and that will enable the manufacturer to receive and fill foreign orders, and the cry of "overproduction" will ocase aud the mills will work full time. Terrific Boiler Explosion. Bi Ri.iNc.Tos, Ia., October 20. The boiler exploded at the Mount Pleasant planing mill this morning. A man named Urock was killed ; another man was badly injured and is thought to be dying. Kotir or rive others were more or" less bruised. Tho mill was blown to atoms, with hardly enough left to burn. The dwellings in the vicinity shook with the explosion and the glass was broken in many windows. It was a steel boiler. Cause unknown. Horsfurd's Aoitl PliOMphato, APVAXTAliaOCS IN DYSPEPSIA. Pr. O. V. Porsey, Piqua, O., savs: "I have used it in dyspepsia with verv marked benefit. If there is deficiency of acid in the stomach, nothing affords more relic, while the action on the nervous system is decidedly beneficial." Was Prepare for Then. FLKMiNGsm-Rf., Kv., October 22. Satur day night Charles McCartney was attacked on the street by James T." Tenwell and Frank I. Thompson, who were aggrieved by publications in McCartney's newspaper. They used stones as weapons. MeCartnev drew a revolver and shot both. Tenwell died yesterday morning. Thompson is supposed to be mortally wounded. Me Cartnev w as arrested. Lost alia tm I'hyetclame. There are innumerable instances where cure have been effected by Roeadli. the treat Snuthera remedy for all diseases of the blood, when they had been iriven orer by their physi cian. Il if on of the bent remediei erer ode red to the public, and it if prepared with the eTeatept care a a rperiflc for certain djeaes. Take Itnfadalif for all disorder ariainc from impare blood. It i indorsed by leading- profeeeional men aa well aa by eminent phyeiciant and otherf. Try it. ChieNmettee t'-olerldre. Washtsotos, October 22. Lord Chief Justioe Coleridge last evening dined with the British Minister. The party left Wash ington early this morning lor Philadelphia. THE NEW YORK SUN Agrees With the "Herald" That the Democrats j&isht Take Their Can didate for the Presidency, Or the Yice-Prebldency From tho South With Perfect .Safety So Far as Re viving Any Feeling of Sectionalism Is Concerned And This Yields the Whole Question for Which the "Appeal" Has Contended. Neither the people nor the press of the South are willing to let the suggestion of the Appeal as to the Vice-Presidency die out. They continue to talk about, and many of them to urge it as right, just and feasible. Ci4ie. Porter lor Vice-President. To the Editors of the Appeal : I approve the stand the Appeal has taken in urging the nomination of a citi zen of the South on the next Presidential Democratic ticket for the office of Vice President. And I am sure that the cen tral position of Tennessee will be recog nized in the National Democratic Conven tion. And who will command more con fidence than Ex -Gov. James D. Porter? He was twice honored by the people of Tennessee with an election for Governor, in which high ollice, and since his retire ment, lie lias" on all possible questions, Hate and national, maintained and ex pressed opinions in harmony with the lest judgment of the ablest Democrats in the country. Nominate him for Vice-President and the South will support him and the North elect him. w. Tbe Month In Politic. New York Sun.- Since the car- Fet governments were turned out and the emocrats got full control of the Southern States, reasons of policy, not the same but just as patent, have caused the Democrats to seek for their candidates elsew here than in these States. The more or less artificial hatred of the South which formed the chief stock in trade of the Republicans in 1870 is dead beyond resurrection. A strong feeling of friendship for the South is now almost equally common among Northern Republicans and Democrats. In fact, wo believe that there is less prejudice against the South in Jhe North than there is against the North in the South. So fur as reviving any feeling of sectionalism is concerned, the Democrats might take their candidate for the Presidency or the Vice-Presidency from the South with per fect safety. But, while the Democrats would not lose anything by taking a Southern candidate, they certainly would gain nothing by it. The South, as long as it remembers-the corrupt and unconstitu tional course which tho Republicans so long followed in regard to it, is not likely to be other than strongly 1 euiocratic. It will vote for almost any decent man whom the Democrats put up. They would not increase their strength in the South by nominating a Southern candidate. It is in the North that they have been weak, and they have selected their candi dates for the Presidency with reference to the North. They have taken the man who seemed most likelv to poll a great vote in New York and Pennsylvania, and to command the full vote of his party in tho great Western States. They have at tempted to increase their strength in the West by naming a Western man for the Vice-l'residency. They may not have al ways succeeded in selecting the best men, but their general policy has been wise. When tho Republicans had control of the South there was no use in putting up a Southerner, for the Democrats were not allowed to have their votes in the South counted. Now, that the South is. solidly Democratic, there is no object in putting up a Southern candidate, unless he were exceptionally strong in the North. The South has -ninny able and experienced statesmen, of whom it is justly proud, but none of them would, it seems to us, be es pecially strong in the great Kastern and Western States. For now, that the Dem ocrats cannot have Mr. Tildcn's services, it is to the West, if we may venture to make a prediction, that they are most likely to look for their next Presidential candidate. If the East gets anything from them it will be tho Vice-l'residency. The old rule will probably be reversed. But all our Southern friends want, all wo want, is that the Democratic nominee shall be the best man to reform the government, and shall be strong enough to carrv the country. If they think that be lives in the South, they should try an J persuade the National Con vention. " Ouresteemed contemporary, the Memphis Appeal, will be satisfied if the South gets the Vice-Presidency. There is no reason why the South should not have the Presidency or the Vice-Presidency, if it wants one of them, and if the nomina tion of Southern men for either of those places would strengthen tho Democratic party in the West nnd East. But our Suit hern contemporary is entirely wrong in saying that "the statesmen of the South oeeu,y but an advisory position in the Democratic party, and are only permitted by the bugaboo of sectionalism to pledge the votes of the South to any ticket the Northern Democrats iay " nominate. They cannot propose a national nom inee, because for the South ti se lect a ticket would be to invite a campaign upon the assertion that it was to be manipulated by the South, and that is as bud in the eyes of the Republicans as to present Southern men for the Presidency or Vice-Presidency. The South is thus silenced, is thus denied its equal participation in the legis lation of the Democratic party. It is jMilit ically paralyzed." There is no "bugaboo of sectionalism" which could be raised by the nomination of a Southern candidate. The South is not silenced. It has the same risrlit to present candidates that the North has, and to secure their nomination- if it can. It can propose as many "national nominees" as it wants to. Wo have no doubt that if the South were as doubtful politically as the North is, the Northern Democra'ts would themselves propose a Southern "national nominee." The Problem (o be Molted. Osceola (Ark.) Time: After the meet ing nnd adjournment of the National Democratic Convention, notwithstanding the eloquent and able arguments in favor of Southern representation on the ticket of IS!, the Appeal, we fear, will learn that it. too, was just a little previous. The question, the most important just at pres ent, is not whether the South has a sur plus stock of Presidential timber on hand, but, shall the corrupt rascals, who have been fattening at the public crib for the past quarter of a century, be turned out ? When this problem is 'solved, it will be time enough to agitate the other, if in deed, there will be occasion for imitation left. Tho "Appeal" Aaralm indonnl. Augusta (Ark.) VHelte: The Memphis Appkal still insists that a Southern man should be placed at the tail end of the Presidential ticket next year, and as it can make no possible difference as to the re sult, we can see no reason why such should not be the case. The masses" of Northern Democrats will vote for the nominee, whether from the North or South; but there are enough Northern Democrats who will not vote for any man who is indorsed by the South to insure the defeat of anv ticket they may put in the field. TluV policy plan of allowing one or two istates in the North to name the ticket, has failed so often that it does seem that sensible men ought to see the folly of such a course. Let us have one good honest ticket in ISM. Have it composed of representative men, w ho stand by the principles of the old party. We cun then come proudly forward to their support, and if we should unfortunately be defeated, we can at least have tho pl'easure of knowing that we have made a good fight in an honest cause. Tho Vice-Presidency and the South. Jackson J; Miss.) Clarion: The South ern press is discussing the question of selecting a Southern man for the Vice Presidency on the Democratic ticket in 1SS4. Before tho war it was the invaria ble rule for the party to make up its ticket with a candidate from each of the recog nized geographical divisions of the Vuion. For example: In 1S40, the ticket was VanBuren.of New York, and Johnson, of Kentucky. In 1S44, it was Polk, of Tennessee, and Dallas, of Pennsylvania, In 184S, it was Cass, of Michigan, and But ler, of Kentucky. In 1852, it was Pierce, of New lfampshire.and King, of Alabama. In 1 .", it was Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, and Breckenridge, of Kentucky. "In 1H0 the Democratic party was split in twain. One wing nominated Breckenridge, of Kentucky, and Lane, of Oregon ; the other nominated Douglas, of Illinois, and John son, of Georgia. Since that date, for causes well understood, a different custom has prevailed. W hetlier these causes still exist, we do not care to disenss. We can only say that we trust the National Con vention in 1SS4 will be guided by such wisdom as will result in the selection of candidates who can be elected ; and that if fortune smiles upon it, the people will not be again robbed ol their choice as in 1870. M Y skin, which has been covered with scaly sores, has become clean, smooth and soft as a ladv's. My hands were covered with little dry scabs. They have disap peared and I "am better than I have been tor twentv vears, usinu Dr. Benson's Skin Cure." A. V. XobU, is lma, .V. , J,Uy 3, Nhot With Ills Revolver. Chicago, October 23. On Walnnt street last night A. J. Mason shot and killed W. H. Paddock, photographer. Paddock was endeavoring to have an interview with his wife. Mason's sister, who is living apart from him. In an altercation Pad dock drew his revolver, which Mason took from him and shot his assailant. Th: Lata rated Meat Shot Dewa Ufc. . AtGcrr.a,'GA., October 22. A bloody and fatal fight occurred vecterday near McRean, in church in Burka county. Saturday there was a difficulty between two young men, Syms and Rogers, at the baseball grounds. " Syms cut Rogers in the hand, after which, yesterday, the difficulty was renewed. Thos. B. Syms and his sons, Frank and Thomas, were shot by T. B., J. 51. and Warren Rogers, and Rufus McNarrell and John Tix. Thomas B. Svms was shot five times and killed. Frank and Tom Syms were mortally wounded. John Rogers was shot in the face by a friend of the Syms family, who, it is reported, were unarmed. All the par ties are respectably connected, and well-to-do farmers. DISGRACEFUL DOIVGS Or Uan( of Drunken Brute In North ern tteorsla, Atlanta, October 19. There have been a series of acts committed on the line of Gwinnette and Walton counties by four men which challenges human credence. Last Saturday night John Stroud, James Tanner, Chas. Buchanan and Ed Thomp son bought a gallon and a half of whisky. They went to Mat Foster's, called him out and told him they came to kill him. See ing a mob drunk and with pistols, be with drew into his house and barred the door, and ran out the back door. Thinking he was in, they cut down the door and went in and cut things generally. The bed was cut into fragments, table and cooking ware were broken into pieces, his bed-clothes torn into rags, and a churn of milk thrown all over his wife's clothes. They then left and went to Mr. Thompson's. They asked him did he have a daughter, using the vulirarest epithets. Thompson took to his heels and the crowd followed him. Mean time, his wife and daughters hearing the demands, made flight. The wife was shot at just as she stepped into the yard, the ball lodging above the door. The crowd entered the house and repeated what had lieen done at Foster's house. Thev then proceeded to Bonnyfield's place and made the same demand in the same indecent manner. At this place they found more men than women and were run off. The passions of the community are inflamed to an impatient extent. The crowd nre nes tled at the head of a pond near Windsor, well armed, and have friends who act as informers to notify them of any approach of people. They defv anyone to arrest them. The citizens of Monroe have raised a purse to be given to the poK that makes the arrest. A CONTESTED ILL. A Number of the Kelallve of Mr. Sarah E. Alkinaou, Ieeeaned, BrlDg Nnlt In Probate. The wiU"'of Mrs. Sarah E. Atkinson, which was probated last fall, is about to be contested. The estate of deceased is estimated at S-iOjOOO. A petition was filed in Probate yesterday by Malcolm McNeil, Flora Caruthers, John 1. Caruthers, Thomas II. McNeil, Ben T. McNeil, Rivers McNeil, Ellen M. Condup and John B. Cosnlup, nephews nnd neiees of deceased, by right of their mother, Rebec ca McNeil, now dead ; also the Rev. Tuck, a brother of Mrs. Atkinson, Bettie Elliott and Thomas II. Elliott, sisters of Mrs. Sarah E. Atkinson. They declare that the paper mentioning J. C. Mills and R. A. Young as executors, and claiming to be the last will and testa ment of M rs. Sarah E. Atkinson, is not valid, and that thev are able to prove that she was of weak mind when it was drawn, and that she was unduly influenced. The legatees under the will are Salli'e A. Tuck and LulaTuck, minors, of Christian county, Ky. ; Narcissa and Bessio Tuck, minor children of A. P. Tuck, Memphis; J. F. Borton, Memphis ; the Leath Orphan Asy lum, Women's Christian Association, Women's Missionary Society of the Metho dist Episcopal Church South, trustees of Elmwood Cemetery, Bishop II. N. Mc Tyeire, of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; Robert Paine, deceased; George F. Fierce, of Georgia; II. II. Kavanagh, of Kentucky ; J. C. Keener, of Texas ; J. C. Granburv, of Virginia; K. K. Har grove, of N'ashville; N. II. Wilson, of Maryland, and the Vanderbilt University of Tennessee. Citation was issued, com plainants declaring their intention to take proper steps in the Circuit Court. C'IIAItXIEROSS. The Father or the "Lost Boy Following a Clew at Si. Louis. St. Loi is, October 22. Christian Ross, father of the lost boy, Charlie Ross, ac companied by R. Morgan, a lawyer of Philadelphia, has been in Edwardsville, III., and this city the past two or three days, attempting "to get at the truth of a story told by a young man named Don nelly, who is under sentence of one year in the penitentiary for some crime, but nothing has come of the investigation so far, and it is not likely that anything will. It ifl beliovcd, hoti-ever, both by Mr. Ross and Prosecuting-Attorney Yneger, of Mad ison county. 111., to whom Donnelly first made a statement, that there is somebody behind Donnelly who may know some thing of importance, and possibly have knowledge of the whereabouts of the lost boy, or at least who he was abducted by, but Donnelly says positively he will reveal nothing till he get out of the peniten tiary again, and Mr. Ross, having no hope of obtaining any further iuformation, left for home to-day. FLOODS I. WHITE IS ITER. Twelte ThouHand Acres of Corn and Cotton I'nder Water. Little Rock, October 22. The Gazetted Batesville (Ark.) special says White river at that point has been rising four inches an hour for the last forty-eight hours, in undating at least 12,000, acres of corn and cotton in White river valley. In this country the damage to small farms on tho river is almost irreparable, and will leave a large number in a sutl'ering condition. Sonic will not be able to survive the win ter without assistance. This is an unpre cedented rise for this season of the year. The water is higher now than for the" last ten years, except the (ith of May, 1SS2. An Important Deelalon. Washington, October 22. The follow ing circular approved by Secretary Folfrer, was issued by Register Bruce to-day : "The present regulation of the department re quires that if a registered bond is issued to a corporation or company of an official character, the person executing an assign ment thereof, and the authority uf such person to dispose of tho bond or bonds in question h-hould be duly verified by a vote or resolution .n the board of directors of the corporation or company, certified under its seal. In all such cases the copy of the resolution furnished this department must be certified by some otlicor of the corporation, company or institution other than the one empowered to assign the bond or bonds." Smuggling- Chinese Arrotta the Border. Sax Fkaxcisco, October 22. Attention is drawn to the fact that unless more strin gent measures are adopted to prevent the smuggling of Chinese across the British Columbia border into Washington Terri tory, that 1000 Chinese, now employed on the Canadian Pacific railway will, as soon as their contracts arc completed, which will be very soon, find their way.without difficulty into the United States. It is a fact well-known to residents of British Columbia that nt the present time China men arc coming over thirty or forty at a time. It has been suggested that the rev enue cutters now lying idle here might bo employed there to some purpose. Blown l"p by (Jiant Powder. New York, October 22. John Burke. Mike Taylor and William and John Cot tingham, brothers, boys ranging from six to eight years, yesterday afternoon found a giant powder cartridge at Broadway and Fiftieth street, w here blasting operations are in progress. They applied a match to the fuse. John Burke s skull was frac tured, the Cottingham brothers' eyes so severely injured tfiat thev will probably lose their sight, and Michael Taylor se verely cut about the head and face. Burke w ill probably die. Kentucky's War Claims. Washington, October 22. Gov. Proctor Knott, of Kentucky, arrived in this city to-day. His business here is in relation to the claims of Kentucky against the general government for arms," etc., fur nished during the rebellion. It seems that in making provision for payment of claims of this character held by the va rious States Congress omitted "to allow Kentucky- w hat is held to be her rightful dues, and the Governor intends to confer to-morrow with the Secretary of the Treasury as to the best means of getting the claim of bis Stat adjusted. Mall Transportation on Subsidised Koada. Wasiusutox, October 22. Under the recent decision of the Comptroller of the Currency concerning the transportation of mails over subsidized branch lines of land pant railroads $o5i,117 will have to be re turned by the government to the compa nies for mail transported over such branch lines during the fiscal vear lfvS2. For the For the fiscal year of "lfevi, $4S4,3P1 will be returned, and in addition there is a balance of $S5,8ol which will be paid to the roads for mail transportation on sub sided portions of their main stems. "For nine vears mv daughter had epi leptic lits," writes J. N. Marshall, of Gran by, Mo., "Samaritan Nervine cured her. At Druggists. Boiler Explosion. Nkw Youk, October 22. The twenty horse power boiler of the planing mills of John Lnomis, in Brooklyn, exploded, and killed Nicolas Lick, watchman. The por tion of the building in which the boiler stood was wrecked. One section of the boiler was found 300 yards distant, and another, weighing 400 pounds, was found in a tool-shop, a block distant, through a roof of which it crashed. Thi only scientific iron medicine that does not produce headache, etc., 'but gives to the system all the benefits of iron with out its bad effects, is Brown's Iron Bitters. That Hnsoand of Jaime Is three time the man he was before he began using irWells' Health Renewer." $1. JPrugsiMs, BmMENGIIAM,ALA., To Hftve Permanent Exposition of the Mineral and Agricultural Re sources of That State. Helena Indorses the "Appeal" in the Matter of the Vice-Presidency Jonesboro, Ark., Booming. What the Memphis and TIcksburg Ball road is Doing for the Country Poll tics in Holly Springs, Miss. MARKS, 05 COLDWATER RIVER. Occasional Correspondence of the Appeal. Mares, Miss., October 19. All perma nent development is slow. Agriculture is of slow growth, but none the less perma nent because of its tardiness. Situated on Coldwater river, about ten miles from its mouth, slumbers the quiet little village of Marks, nee Belen. As you approach it from the west it presents quite an attract ive appearance, skirting the banks of the meandering river. It is the center of a rich agricultural section and is dailv de veloping in those things most needed by a farming village. Mr. L. Marks, after whom it takes its Dame, is the moving spirit of the community, is a thoroughly live, active, and progressive man, abreast of all the modern improvements of the day. One would hardly expect to find a Mc Cormick's reaper in this "sleepy hollow," but such is the case. A new gmhouse, commodiously and durably built, with its imposing front, meets the eye as a recent addition to the village, furnished with an elegant B. & F. Blandy's, Zanesville, (O.) twenty-five horse power engine, an Eagle Eclipse, Bridgewater, (Conn.) gin stand with feeder and condenser, capable of turning out ten bales of cotton daily, with a Bradford grist mill, and power enough to run a saw-mill, which will soon be at tached. In fact all through "the bottom" we see signs of renewed life and vigor and activity, and with the completion of the Memphis nnd Yicksburg railroad it will be one of the most prosperous and densely populated portions of the South. Mr. Marks projioses aiding liberally in the erection of a free place of worship at this place. thos. ward whits. JOXESBOKO, ARK. Regular Corru?pondenre of the Appeal. Wittsbi-kg, Ark., October 20. Your correspondent made a flying trip, during the week, to what is now termed the "fu ture great" of Crowley's Kidge, Jonesboro. I had heard very flattering reports of the wonderful grow'th of the place, but was not at all prepared to appreciate the great change that had taken place since the time I had last visited the town, something more than a year ago. Twelve months ago there were not more than 300 or 400 in habitants in the place. Now they claim, and I suppose justly, a population of 1500, and it is constantly increasing. The town is located at tho crossing of the Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis and the St. Louis and Texas railroads. The Kno bel branch of the St. Louis, Irou Mountain and Southern railroad posses about four miles east of the town. The maehiue shopn, roundhouses, etc., of the St. lxuis and Texas are located here also. There is a large planing-mill in the town, and these several establishments employ about 300 men, giving them constant employment. Every branch of business is represented. Among the general dealers I will mention the mammoth house of Less & Joseph. They carry a general average stock of $30,000, consisting of every con ceivable article of merchandise. Their book-keeper informed me that their sales were averaging $25,000 per month, and ex tending to all the small surrounding towns. They do a considerable wholesale trade with a number of the country mer chants. Burger Brothers occupy three large store-iooms on Main street, and they have them all literally packed with every line of goods. I suppose thev are carrving between $40,000 and $50,000." A. M. Davis & Co. have been doing an extensive business since before the late war. Their firm name is a household word throughout the county. W. 1). Culberhouse & Sons carry a finely selected stock. I am not well posted as to the extent of their business, but can safely say that it isquite extensive and lucrative. G. W. Culberhouse & Co. is one of the best houses in the town. They carry a general stock and do a prosperous business. A Mr. Mevers has a regular exclusive clothing and gent's furnishing store. I am told he is doing a tine trade. Watson Bros, are the hardware, stove and tinware men of the town. "They do a good trade in their line. Knight & Matthews are among the old solid merchants of the place. They have ever done a large cash business. They are first-cliiss business men and have the con fidence of the entire community. SteiiTell & Hummel have one of the coziest little drug stores I have ever seen. Their business is a paying one. W. T. Nash has a well-arranged drug store and is doing well. He is one of the substantial men of Jonesboro. There are numerous family grocery stores, saloons, meat mar 'tots, etc., and all seem te be thriving. liight here let me whisper a secret to the merchants of Memphis: The trade of Jonesboro is worth working for. Look to vonr laurelB. AVhat shall I say of the hotels? This place might be termed a town of hotels. The Hi 11 is House is the oldest in town, and has all the custom it can accommo date. The Hughes House has a large pat ronage. The Morris House is doing well. The Southern Hotel is a three-story build ing, has thirty rooms and frequentlv is compelled to turn oir custom that they cannot accommodate. There are about a dozen other small houses that are doing a good business. The Kansas City, Springfield und Mem phis railroad will run its first through train from Kansas City to Memphis next Sunday. Jonesboro bids fair to be a city of 5000 inhabitants in a few years. The location is a beautit'ulone. It is a high, rolling count rv, and is considered quite healthy. A.X. MALONE. PIIIMIXJHAM, ALA. Regular Correspondence of the Appeal. Birmingham, October 20. Thete is something of a llutter in business circles here over a very flattering prospect of se curing for Birmingham a valuable per manent exposition of Alabama's mineral and agricultural resources. The matter was started by an offer from the Ixmisvilie and Nashville Railroad Company to give the city of Birmingham the company's very fine exhibit at the Louisville Exposi tion as soon as the show there closes on condition that a suitable building be pro vided for a proper and permanent display of the specimens. This offer was submit ted at a meeting of the Board of Trade a few evenings ago, and excited at once a very- active interest for its acceptance and the fulfillment of the condition involved. A committee was appointed to canvass for subscriptions to a fund for the building of the bouse demanded. It is intended to spend $2500 on the building, the city promising, free of lease or purchase money, a site in Capitol Hill Fork. The committee are actively at work, and so for have got nearlv $1500 in subscriptions; this, too, without application to any of the numerous large corporations hereabouts, which are counted on for pretty substantial help, though hardty with liberality proportionate to that of the comparative! v poor individuals already waited upon. There is no doubt, how ever, of the desired sum being secured. The Elyton Land Company alone will probably give $500 certainly not less than $250. The Exposition will undoubtedly be of great benefit to Alabama, especially to. her mineral districts. The experience of this section goes to show that it would be much easier to attract investments in the mineral lands hereabouts if there was some readier means of giving an idea of their resources than by dragging visitors over the ground. Maj. Campbell Wallace, of Atlanta, a large stockholder in the Elyton Land Com pany, says that that corporation, after sel mg only one-fifth of their lands in and near Birmingham, have cleared over eighty per cent, ou their total investment. These lands were bought probably at an average of $20 per acre and a great deal has been sold at city corner lot figures. As there is no prosect of an immediate decline in prices, there is little guessing what the company's profits, after disposing of the remaining fonr-fjfths of its land, will be. The first shipment from the new town of Leeds, eighteen miles east of Birmingham, on the Georgia Pacific railroad, was received to day. The road lacks only eight miles of track-laying and about a month's tunnel work to be completed. Leeds has a pros pect of becoming a considerable town, as it has abundance of coal and iron readily accessible. henosi. HELENA, ARK. Rerular Correspondence of the Appeal.) Helen a, October 22. The Chicago Ideal Opera Companv, under the management of the Moiart Society' of Memphis, gave a spirited and delightful performance at the operahouse to-night, rendering lokmlhe to the plaudits of a fine house. Thomas W. Keene is booked to appear Monday next. The Helena Oil Works, purchased last summer by Memphis and Little Rock capitalists, received its new machinery Saturday. The improvements made by the new" owners, together with the coali tion formed with the Anchor Oil Works, assures success and heavy business to the works. Mr. D. II . Crebs is superintend ent and part owner of both mills. The anxiety of onr people to borrow money, or got hold of a little of it by some means or other, is apt to lead them into bankrupting obligations. The colossal fortunes acquired by a few has necessarily rendered idle large sums of money which are now seeking investment upon terms which threaten destruction to the great masses of the people, who, from long rear of grinding poverty, are eager to avail taemselves of any transient and temporary relief. The average borrower only looks at the few dollars he can obtain for ready use, without.counting the cost. - Our loan agency, now operating in this section, is doing a land office business. This is the plan. Say a man wants to borrow $2000. The cash commission for securing this sum is twenty-five per cent. Thus the borrower must execute his note for $2500, upon which eight per cent, per annum is charged for three or five years, as the case may be, whilst he only gete the use of four-fifths of the money upon which he pays interest, and for which he is obligated. Thus, for a five years loan the rate of in terest, with incidental costs, is nearly six teen per cent, per annum instead of eight, as explained in the obligation. Another agency is even more exacting, and is evi dently steered by commission merchants. If the borrower wants $3000 he has first to pay two and a half per cent, for ad vancing, then obligate himself to ship to the parties the agent may designate, 100 bales of cotton annually during the time he has the money, or pay the usual com mission thereon. Hence if Jie keeps the money three years he has only had ad vanced to him $10 per bale, but inust suf fer his cotton to go through the tortuous manipulation of the commission man, with his two and a half per cent, commission, short weights, dockage, repair bills and other charges, besides paying eight per cent, interest on the sum loaned. Those who find themselves in the toils of this complex devour-all are advised to sell their cotton in Helena and wire the commission man to draw for his "ac count of sales." Helena is to have competition in coal this winter. Mr. D. B. McKenzie is to handle the Iron Mountain coal, received chiefly by rail, while the Brown & Jones agency, tinder the management of Maj. J. A. Tappan, will continue the even tenor of its way with the Pittsburg fuel. In quantities, coal is now selling at fifty cents per box. A wedding epidemic threatens. Pre monitory symptoms are manifest in the unusual bustle about the dressmaking establishments, the conscious expression on the faces of beau and belle, and the smile of expected profit that fit fully crosses the countenance of the countv clerk, and the ties of the "knot that binds." Some close observer has noted that hard years are always pro ductive of the marriage fever, and some wag has added that it is because the men want to get a wife to support them. It may be so. It may be interesting to know that out of a white population of 2500 Helena has less than 300 communicant members of the various churches. The colored folks are nearly all communicants. There has been such a laxity, in the payment of poll-tax in past years that it is now desired, and should be urged, that hereafter no voter be allowed the right of suffrage until he produces a clear receiot notonlv for the current year, but for back years also. The general sentiment of tho people of this section is that the South must be represented upon the Presidential ticket next year. The position of the Appeal on this matter is heartily indorsed. It is argued that if we can have no place near the throne, w hy should it be expected of us to assist in filling it. babnaby. EOLLT SFKISUS, MISS. Regular Correspondence of the Appeal.) Holly Springs, Miss., October 20. The Erimary election of the Democratic party eld in this county on last Saturday re sulted in the nomination of John K. How ard for sheriff, J. B. Walthall for Chancery clerk, (t.)C. Myers for Circuit clerk, C. J. Smith for assessor, J. M. Crump for treas urer, Wilkins Wallace for surveyor, and Henry House for coroner and ranger. As the majorities from every precinct were clear and undisputed, and the election in all respects a fair and just expression of the will of the part v, nothing was left for the convention, which met iu this city on last Monday, except to ratify the will of the people and to nominate three candidates to represent the county in the next Legis lature. Therefore, after the meeting of the convention in the courthouse and its organization, with Judge It. S. Stith in the chair, the defeated candidates for the sev eral county officers came forward and withdrew their names, whereupon the ticket was nominated by acclamation. The Legislative ticket was next in order, and the following names were put in nomina tion: The Hon. John W. C. AVatson.S. W. Mailing, R. A. Baird, G. W. McKie, E. J. Marett, J. T. McKae and R. P. Bowen. On the first ballot Messrs. Watson and Mul lins each received forty votes, and as twenty-six votes only were necessary to a choice, these gentlemen were declared nominated. The balloting proceeded with out a choice among the remaining candi dates, until upon the fifth ballot It. A. Baird received twenty-seven votes, one more thjn necessary, and was declared nominated. The convention then ud journed. After the adjournment, the delegates from the First District met and nominated Mr. J. B. Johnson, as candi date for supervisor for that district. A better selection, it is universally conced ed, could not have been made. When the deep personal feelingbetween the aspirants for several of the offices, and the extent to which this feeling had spread and deepened among their respective sup porters is taken into consideration and given its due weight, there can be no doubt that but few elections have ever passed oif so happily as this one, nnd this is a fact upon which the party, especially at the present time, has good cause to con gratulate itself. The alert watchfulness of thejeaders of the opposition to Democracy would have enabled them to take advan tage of any serious mistake on the part of the Democratic leaders, and the quickness with which they would have done this may be augured from the fact that not a day passed by after the Democratic con vention before a "People's ticket," as its supporters are pleased to style it, is placed in the field. The candidates upon this ticket live in various parts of the county, and it must therefore have been agreed upon secretlv and held in waiting, for it seems from the announcement that the can didates have all allowed their names to be used. Tho Independents, or "I'eople's party," have leased several columns of the Register, of this city, for the campaign, and in its issue of to-day we find their ticket, as follows: For district attorney, W. A. Crum ; forsheriir, A. M. Evans; for Chancery clerk, John It. Nor rleet;for Circuit clerk, Wm. II. Nichols; for treasurer, John H. Kecord ; for assessor, Dr. A. L. Jarratt; for coroner and ranger,-, W. L. Bledsoe; for the 1-egislature, Preslv Stanback, John H. Morgan and Wm. if. Strickland. Strickland is a colored man and a graduate of Husk Cniversity. Al though the Kerjisbr publishes this ticket, nnd contains a column editorial supporting it, it still continues to be a Democratic paper, andsupports the Democratic ticket, so that the new party is without an organ in the county. Messrs. Thos. Sniu;ht and W. A. Crum, tho opposing candidates for district attor ney, are making a spirited canvass of the district, their joint debater, in this city, week before last, proving them to bo very fairly matched.and also showing that both were possessed of more ability than they had been given credit for especially by their opponents. Oen. Henry E. Williamson, of this city, is a candidate for clerk of the next House of Representatives of this State. His name hits been received with great favor, and his candidacv commented upon in the most complimentary manner by nearly every newspaper in the State, snd as there are few more genial or popular men anywhere, there can scarcely be a doubt as to bis election. lie was a good soldier, and has rendered valuable services to the Democratic party in every political campaign since the war. l!oth his com petency and his claims for tho place uro unquestioned. A Democratic mass-meeting will take place in the courthouse in this city, on Monday night, Octoler 22d, at which Col. Yan 11. Manning, Judge It. S. Stith, Ed M. Watson, Dr. W. F. Hyer, and other dis tinguished gentlemen w ill speak in sup port of the Democratic candidates. Other meetings are advertised to take place throughout the country, and a spirited campaign may be expected, although the champions of the "People's party" have not yet taken the field. The Holly Springs South has been leased by Messrs. Levi H. Manning aud T. R. Davidson, and it announces that nnderthe new arrangement Col. F. A. Tyler will continue to edit the paper, assisted by Mr. Manning, while the business department will be under the management of -Mr. Da vidson. Mr. Manning is one of the rising young men of-the State, possessing marked talents and indomitable energy.nnd w e pre dict for him a brilliant future. Mr. David son, though a you nir man, has had a large and varied experience in the newspaper business, and understands it thoroughly in all its departments. It will not be long before these young gentlemen will so im prove the South that ita friends will not recognize it. The Literary and Musical Society met on Friday night at the residence of Mrs. H. Walter, but on account of the inclem ency of the weather, and the consequent absence of some of the members, the ex ercises were postponed until the next reg ular meeting. Subject for essay and dis cussion, "Robert Burns." zorab. DEATH'S DOINGS. Frrrsiivmj, October 22. The Rev. Dr. D. A. McCready, pastor of the Walton Methodist Episcopal church, dropped dead of heart disease at his home lost night. Wheeling, October 22. The Hon. Charles J. Albright, the oldest ex-Con-gressnjan, from the Sixteenth Ohio Dis trict, died at Cambridge, O.; this evening, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. St. Lorrs, October 22. The Hon. Elisha Foote, father-in-law of Ex-Cnited States Senator John B. Henderson, and Commis sioner of Patents during the administra tion of Andrew Johnnon, died of heart disease this morning at his son-in-law's residence. The latter is in Europe. Ottawa, III. Dr. T. A. Smurr says: "Brown's Iron Bitters give entire satistac tion.'.' - The Oreoljr Expeditla-x. Washington, October- 22. Secretary Chandler has written a letter to Com mander Wildes, of the steamship Yantic, with respect to the failure of the expedi tion for the relief of Lieut. Grecly and party. Commander Wildes, in reply, says that everything possible was done with the rif n at the command of Lieut. Gar hngtoa and himself. POSTAL SERVICE. Annual Report of First Assistant Post-master-general Hatton for the Past Twelve Months. Important Keformg Snggested Reduc tions Recommended In the Rates of Local Postage. WasinxGTox, October 22. The annual report of Frank Hatton, First Assistant Postmaster-General, has been laid before the Postmaster-General, and is a most in teresting document. It is not possible to do it justice in a brief synopsis, so the more important points of the report are given quite fully. The report says: The average amount of work performed in each of the divisions of the office exceeded that of any previous year, and this bureau has, so far as the appropriation would per mit, endeavored to meet the necessities of an increasing population, assist the activity in commercial circles, and keep pace with the construction and extension of various railroads and other means of communica tion. It is believed that in no preceding year have fewer complaints been made concerning the INCOMPETENCY OH DISHONESTY OP POST MASTERS, or delay or confusion in the delivery and dispatch of mail matter in the different postotlices. The whole number of poet oitices on June 30, 1SS3, was 47,863, an increase of 1632 during the year. The increase ia the New England States was thirty-six, the Middle States 224, the Southern States and Indian Territory 725, States and Territories of the West and Northwest 5S0, Pacific slope sixty-eight, Pennsylvania had the largest number of postoliices, 3716; New York followed, with 30S2, and Ohio third, with 2020. The largest increase in the number of post oliices in any of the States and Territories was in Dakota, the number being 172. In Connecticut there was a decrease of one. Lancaster county, Pa., had 158 postotlices, the largest number in any county in tbe United States. The whole number of Pres idential offices was 2143. The greatest in crease was in Illinois. Th" number of mouev order ollices was 585i, an increase of 421". REMOVALS AND Sl'SPENSIONS during tho year were 316 less than for the vear before an indication undoubtedly of Improvement in the character and habits of the persons now serving the public as postmasters. During the year 10,795 let ters were written to postmasters and to private individual.-), involving decisions nnder postals regulations and tolls, and S2000 was collected from publishers on second-class matter for violations of the law in inclosing third-class matter in second-class publications. The publishers of legitimate newspapers are specially in terested in sustaining the department in its efforts, through the division of postal lawB and regulations, to exclude from the pound rate all publications designed and primarily for advertising purposes or free circulation, or lor circulation at nominal rates. The enforcement of that law will enable legitimate publishers, favored by the statutes as instruments of opuIar edu cation, to sustain themselves, by securing such local advertising support as would naturally come to them. The adjustment of the salaries of Presidential postmasters is now far enough advanced to warrant the statement that the result will be satis factory, aud for the first time in the his tory of the department salaries of PRESIDENTIAL POSTMASTERS will be equalized and placed upon a basis of the gross receiptsof their offices. Total expenditures on account of postollice sup plies $111,927, leaving a small unexpended balance. Allowances made by the salary and and allowance division during the year for clerk hire, rent, furniture, salaries of postmasters of various grades, etc., was about S050,000. In order to meet the ur gent demands of the service for clerks in the postoftices, and at the same time keep within the limits of the appropriation, it was necessary to create a fund by making reductions in the salaries of the clerks in 175 offices; one-quarter of the fund so created was used to give relief at points where additional clerks were absolutely needed to work ofT accumulated and de layed mails and prevent further complica tions. This expedient was somewhat in the nature of bail treatment and it is hoped the occasion will not again occur. Con gress should make ample provision for this service. As a rule, these services are un derpaid, especially at the separating offices. OFFICES wnEBE MAILS ARE SEPARATED for other offices are in many cases com pelled to employ clerks at their own ex pense, which is a wrong that should be remedied. It is the duty of the govern ment to furnish rooms and well-arranged offices for the transaction of postal busi ness. Such a policy will increase the revenues of tho department, and citizens in communities directly benefited will take pride in furthering the interests of the department. Tables of receipts at nine teen offices where new leases and improve ments have been made, show the wisdom of this policy in largely increased receipts. There is no good reason why the govern ment should not provide for paying office rent at postoliices of the third class as well as at offices of the first and Becond class, with favorable surroundings, such as may be expected. Theadjustmcntofsalariesof Presidential 'postmasters for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1885, will involve", in round numbers, not less than $4,000,000. Beyond the benefits of the free-delivery service, as at present restricted, is a class of towns in densely popu lated portions of the country which, it is believed, could be served "by carriers with benefit to the people and economy to the department. These are towns within short distances of one another, which have not, singly, the required qualifica tions of population or gross revenue. The law should be amended so as to authorize the department to extend th-- system to such places by establishing it at the princi pal or central office of the group, and dis continuing other offices, or substituting for them the inexpensive branches of the main office from which carriers could serve the surrounding localities. In view of the LARGE EXC ESS OF POSTAGE ON LOCAL MATTER over the cost of the free delivery service, and taking into consideration the fact that local correspondence increases in propor tion as its facilities are increased, it should be extended and liberal appropriations made to bring it up to the highest prac ticable standard in cities where it is now in operation. This service meets the gen eral demand of business and social life, but fails to meet the dispatch required in the delivery of letters of exceptional iin- fiort.nice. Under the present system, etters received after carriers go out upon their trips, whatever their importance, must lie in the office until the next trip. At 2 o'clock p.m., when delivery closes for the day, they must lie over until the next morning, and this delay frequently fails to meet the object of the communica tion. Out of this want of more speedv de livery have grown up in several large cities private enterprises which are now conducted in competition with this ser vice, and are diverting from the legitimate revenues of tho department thousands of dollars yearly. The patronage bestowed tijKjn them causes a public demand for the more speedy delivery of a certain class of correspondence. To meet this want, it is suggested that a special stamp lie pro vided, which, when alfixed to a letter, whether mail or local, in addition to the ordinary postage stamp, shall be regarded by the office addressed as entitling the loiter to immediate delivery up te 10 o'clock p.m. To provide for their de livery, it is suggested that BOYS BE EMPLOYED and required to procure receipts from the party addressed or some authorized per son. In view of tbe excess of receipts of postage on local matter alone over the cost of its delivery ($1,021,894), it seems the time has arrived when the postage on local letters ut offices where the carrier system is in operation can be reduced from two cents to one cent. Such a reduction will surely result in a very large increase in local business. The reports of the in spectors who investigated the unlawful dispatch companies show the department is losing thousands of dollars annually by their competition. They offer no better facilities than the department, and the only thing gained by their patrons is one cent on a letter. A reduction of local postage would result in a very great in crease in business, as well as meet the de mands of cities now served by carriers. The endeavor to 'iuyorce" the money order work from the other postal business, as contemplate.! bv Congress, is causing much trouble aft over the country, and great annoyance to this office. The law should le amended so as to provide that the annual allowance for clerk hire should cover the entire cost of the labor required at any nnd all points. The present system of making allowances for expenses at offices of the first and second class is not practical nor just, and should be changed so as to base allowances upon the gross receipts and revenue returned. In concluding the report, Mr. Hatton pays a high compliment to the heads of the divisions under his charge. If success be tbe true test of merit, it is a settled fact that "Brown's Bronchial Troches" have no equal for the prompt re lief t.f coughs, colds and thront troubles. Sold only in boxes. Price 25 cents. Supreme Cs-art. Washington, October 22. No decisions were rendered by the Supreme Court to day. Annual Meeting of Stockholders IN THE Memphis & Charleston R.R. Co. TBE Abb Hal Meeting-of th Stockholder ia th Memphis and rharleatea Rmilrod Company for the election of Director! end the tr&nettoa of .Tithctr appropriate basiaeee wiii be held at XaieattMX Wewemfcc H, ISM. Transfer books will rtaiaeloe4 from Bepteaw ber IStb te Norember 2Xa both inclusive. Th aeenu et tbe ererai etetioce will faraUh to? kboldera wilb free Urkete to mad tnm tbe Mauaf . at. C. WLLX0N. 5eere(4y. Q il And wOl eomplatoly change the blood tm the entire system im thrse ssonths. Amw parson who will take 1 PUl each, night trow 1 to It srssks, sanj be rsslsrsa tm sonnd fceslth. If such m thiny hs possltils. Tor rmalm Complaints thisi PUIS luwe so,!. Physician ass them far the ours of LITKK and KJ ONIT dtsaases. Sold STsryTrasrs, or sent by mall for Ma. In stamps. draHan free, t, . joimsoa CO-. Boatta. aUav MEW jauhcaico Asmnvucr i mi as cut . Hack mil Coojjh, Whoopuu luush, Cbroalc iHarTtxsa. Djraf nlarr. chotaraUurMu. KMaay TrwUaa, d4 Wxaia of Um Spina, sold eT.rywtwra. Clrailari lta I. JOIIMSOll CO- aaalas. Maaa. It to a wrll-known -fact that srat of lha ft fl ft M V II I sf"4 I fl M Borae and aula rowdrr anM ki Uila aoaa. II II II III Ilia II IT try to worthlcu: thai Shrndan'a Oondllioa IL. P 1 IL. I 1 Wa .111 l'cdFruaDaolutalvpiiraaTKlrrrTaluabt. I I f C I 1 MM L J LSI 1 I m M Nothine onEarthwlU mass hns Is. J E-l LA I III III si I ft-A I 1st like Slirrldan'aCondltion Pow- lllsU 1 1 F-as I If EmH der. IXM.oaa Maasoonrgllaaaahalntsf aa ami ai a -w ewj a food. Its-ill alao iiutIt prevent anil eora I Bos Cholera, as. Sold ei ) altera, or antbr stall rorSM. w CHICKEN CHOLERA,! CUmuanOae?UrB.On'oaefc A. ItKVKKRT A- CO.. Mom-phi. nerl Who! . Agent. J. W. CALDWELL & CO. rocers? Cotton Factors 324 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS. M. davln. John S. SnlHeaa. Wholesale Grocers, Cotton latton And Commission Merchants, 232 and 234 Front St., Memphis, Ten. BETWEF.X ADAMS) AXD JErrKBMOST. Mr. L. V. RAINET deTotes his whole time to the Weirhlnf ana Pale of all Csltos latrxtad U el charts. Cotton Warrhosae. K Warning ton afreet. . W. II. Ciu,IlrciUh. WB.Galbreathfe Go, COTTON FACTORS, 11 Union Street, Memphis, Tenn. WHOLES AXE Grocers, Cotton Factors AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, TSo. 2SO XYont street, z Memphis, Tennessee. LIBE8AU AUVAJTCM HADE OX roXSIGXXEXTft, J. Ttl. J1MKS. Cotton SHlestraau. I IV. IV. JAMCN.Grorrrraiilcsman J. '. STEELY. .ft H. rooks, IMeelv & Go. WHOLESALE RS, COTTON FACTiiRS AXO COMMISSION MEItC'II A XT.i, Jfo. 367 Front street, : : : Memphis, Tenn. mw Our KAILS are llaanhrlarril from tne Flnosl Swedish Iran, and In Qnallljr Ntyleand Finish, nre t-neejnaled la market. mw For Hale by W. s. BRI'CE et CO.. EM PU IN. TEX SU and the Trad caerallr, A. W. KINGSLAND. Secretary,,.. 1867. PEOPLES Insurance Company Office 1G Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn. CASH CAPITAL t200.0OO.00 ASSETS 226,608 31 LOSSES PAID Since Organization - 365,624 54 DIVIDENDS PAID W3I.M. FARBIXGTOX, Fres't. H. T.LKMMOX, T.-Pre'U Tf. L. PABKEB, Se o -Insures nil CInssea of Merchandise, Morrhonsea, Chare ties and Dwellings al '" Baies. A. H. LIVEBMOKE, President. The LIVERftlORE FOUNDRY & MACHINE Co lloustt Fronts AN Building Railroad SteamV En: IttO TO 171 ADAMS NTHET ft. W. I.Ftril. nnl ECIAL Work tMi&W'?Z V t Work mWS9rp'jfisxst -i."- f avPtfie vn.-tl-ren.JnT. a-T- .'.-'Vr. pip. Fitting $m&ms&& SP Planters and Shippers of Cotton-Seed Are hereby notified that we are now prepared to bar CoUea d from Memphis to New Orleans on the Mississippi direr nnd its Tributaries, as well ns on the dif ferent lines or Railroad. In that district. For further particulars address tho "SEW OKLEAAS COTTOX-SEED ASSOCIATION." ortlce a. Delta Ktreett P. o. Drawer M, C. PEARCE, President. JOHN K. SPEED, HOME ieiBliBeCioilife ALSO AGENTS FOR Fhornlx, of London Assets, a.eoe.ooo Fire, of Ens lend Capital, ta.aoa.S, Crescent, of Xew Orleans-Capital, M.OOO.OOo, ny-TVFOrABUNTEE RELTAP.T.E TNPEMNTJY a ; Woodruff Lumber Company A. WOODIi rr, President. aiannractiiren of and DeeUera la CYPRESS, POPLAR, COTTONWOOD, WALNUT. OAK AND ASH Doors Sash, Blinds, Moldings, and Building Material General! SAW AXD PLAN LX CI MILLS. Xor.li Front St., Near Gas Works. C. II. MYERS. Warnirer. i t t MEMPHIS. TETyTEetWEK C. P. HOTT & CO. AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 30G Front Street, : 3Xcmplift, Tennessee. TTAVTKO DISCONTINUED THK. GROCERY Xl now derote their sotir. attention to Cotton. - 0Bturnai.ota W BpotCottas sr. solicited, ssd th. surohare or sale of eoatraets, .located either H New Tori, Newajrleaoe er LiTereool. So eoes sa finished, ther will oceair their sew atorehesetj.Bow ia eoaree of AnatraetiAB, ssd sdJseest te their sreeent location. Thia will be adapted is sll-rartieslara te the retniremess) af their Jaaisesa, ssd will poas ererr facility for the sdrastateooa diaplsr sod bandlisisf Cottoa. Thev Sale. De partment will he sader the immediate auperTiaios eosal attention te sll esaairsBesu which war he as mass ea sapaats. All iuea iaaures nun PURGATIVE F1U Cronp, Asthma. Bronrhltla. NenraU sa. Kbpunalltm. JUMNHOK'R ANO YfiE MMMfcNT 4 for hurnml-4 Sjfemml ( w) wtu swtaDtmiwMtlv rir iIim torntls 4miiM, and will pusiurvl curs sum com out of ten. InfoniiAtiua that wit mm swnr llw mil trm k mail. Dosl asuiir s sitmairt hanulM to smut lass u. mtia innajmis ewding at e Lsnsi. Hiwsb fhoa. Clark. M. J. Clark. J. M. FOWliaO. ITT & CO BROOK. II. H. SEELT. ICAtiO, ILL. 1883 272,000 OO It. A. TATCM, tec nnd Treasurer. Cotton Prcue liin Uearlug'. IsntaUoa nor r&t4rUtt Iron and Bras! Castings, Gea'l Repair and Everything In the Line. as a m JfEltf PUIS, TFXFEE Arnt rnil ftAlleftor. NOTICE! HEY mil, aoaratary. 371. Viee-Prsaident. BUK T. PXI0B, Seeralarf. X. T. H AMW AH, larHi DKPAfVr OF TflCTR BFSnnWS. WILL or Mr. C. r. UIM, who will (It. all careful eoslded as taeir ears. U It ml Cash Aeei ser will evaerwiee DISPENSARY. DR. D. S. JOHNSON'S PRIVATE Medical Dispensary, No. 17 Jefferson St, , Htwea Mala m VwmU as-phs. D rESTABLISHKD IM 1M0. R. JOHNSON is arkaow lftdfftKi by all ptrtlafl lnlareflteti m by far tht moitiuooaMful phr iolan in the treatmsnt of privata or aaorat dl aaaes. Quick, rinsiint euro cuaraaUotl ia very osm. inala or ft mala, Keceot f GoBorrheaand Syphilis ourxi in a few days with oatthe e of mercury, ohaan of diet or hia- dranca from businoM. rtecondarv byphilit, tba last veatiff eradicated without tha ite ol iaar cury. Involuntary Ion of semen stopped ia a short time, ffutferers from i in potency or lost ef sexual powers restored to free wigr la a few weeki. Victims of self-ahUM aud eioetsive enery, suffer iu from siermatorrhea and loss of physical or mental power, speedily aod perma nently cored. Particular attention paid to tha diseases of Women, and cares guaranteed. 1'Ues and old sores cured without tbe use of eauslio or the knife. All consultations strictly oontMeutia.. Medicine seat by express to ail parts vt the eountrr. mw Workitifraen cured at half the usual rises. Office hours ft-om a o'clock a.m. to p.m. TV S. JOHN6--'. ,fc VNDKRTAKEKS. Funeral Directors. 30 MAI STREET, M EM PUIS. BURIAL R0PKJ snd Coffin Hardware. Ordeit hy Telcfrsph prumotlr filled, ssd Cntea ahi pad C.O.ll. H. A. THOMS, ' ITNIIKIITAKIUS, 304 MAI. STREET, MEMPUIU. METALLIC CASES, CaikeU, Cofflm. flariel Kobca, etc.,. to. C.0.1. Urdera br lelireih promptly filled. NEW nitre. Kreicligauer & Tomlinson, llicocusoss to Jams Flisistt), FUNEHAL DIREGTOHS, N0S. 817 AND !HS ffKCWTO ST., ME MRU IU. A Full Line of Metallic Canes and Caskets, Cluth-Covered Oiwkcts, Hurial Kobcu. etc, always on hand. r CO. 1. Orders by Teleejraph will Nnn-rnan-nVnWMn-n-nM C0TT0 AM)C0MMISS10X. EBB & GO PRODUCE COMMISSION MEUCK'STS A pplrn, PviHtoen, Onions, i'ltbbngc, Ilnller, hef ae, Elr H7. ( oru, Olals, lirsD. Planer, Paper ilng. Etc 326-328 Front St, Memphis. J.J. PAINE & CO. Mneeesaara te) M. W. KOWLFTT at Ce. COTTON FACTORS AND General Commission Merchants 833 Front SUrcct, MEMPHIS, t TEXXENSEK nrAll orders promptly .Mended Is. Liberal advancer made on conoienmentf.n Refer hy permitnion to Brook, a rely a C, snd l.rtar T.vlor k Co.. Meiaphu. Tenn. GLENNY & VIOLETT Cotton Brokers, (Offlc lately occupied by X. O. Cotton aUshaaea) 197 Gravier Street, New Orleans Orders for Future! executed la Hew OtUsat, New York and Litarpuel. CORRESPONDENTS 1 IEU1I. riELDIXti a VWTII, SEW YORK. MESSES. CUMGHaM lIIJSHArT, LIVERPOOL. TEAST POWPEKS. V INFALLIBLE Yeast nm TirXlS OBIGINAL ! s I- I njWLJs.iv I aanBBBasa....nnannannnnnB PERFECT!. Y PURS. nnd Is the Strongest, Cheapest, and Most Healthful Bread Prep aratica esss&b. tmxxJTt pt AW. f,rH"3KSmX LOTTERY. LITTLE HAVANA COMPANY, OR BCPPLBatBKT TO IIOYAIi HAVANA EOTTEUT. C'JamTMl. Xssineneme, !, Tickets, las Prison. CAPITAL PHIZE, f 17,000. Wbolea, fa Halve, f l. Take Plac. FrldaTTOctofcer l, lilt. LIST OF PRIZISi Capital Pria. Capital Pria. - MW. -AIT. 1 Capital Priee . l.M t tirssd Prise, ef 0 oaeh 10 (Iraad Priae. of ea.h. t.ou 100 (tread Priaea of V eeh IIOJ Uraad I'riaaa of 10 ea.ll Il.WS HO Urand Priaea of eaah. ....... s,U APPK0XIMATI0M PRIZE". W Priaea ef IS seek spprotlsiale le Is 17,000 Pria. 147 It Priaea ef 110 sack spprolinete U U liAUO Pries...... . ISM Priest U. 0. CniTsaey) Ata.Ms Priaea parable is foil, withest dedaetiea.es tae arrival 01 m. .n.isi lira ims nsrans, v.oa. For ti'keu, eireulara er farther isforsisties ed drees CUAKK k CO., tlesersl Areata, New iiarea, Csjrgejtorj4jrMartgjw ISTELLAKEOrK. Y.spoTSiiirn&co (Suceeeeen te Reran A Cs.) JOB PRINTERS! BOOKBINDERS, ARB Blank Book Manufacturers. 817 MAZZt STREET. CCMTAIRfl), OYER E. F. WsXM " CHELSEA TANNERY . BrrWHALTEB a MW, TAXXEBS JLKD OTKaUESii. 0 .fyrrwavJUjl1