MEMPHIS, 0?ESrasr., TTJSr)A.Y, BECEMBEE Q5, 1883.
VOL. XZLIII INTO. 305
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; J JL li U 11 U -IV U .11 XLV-U-Jli JJULL4Uk i OiX-JUU IL l II IMJ M J ,
RAIN AND SNOW.
DNastrons Storms In Ohio, Indiana,
Missouri, IVnnsjlTania, Sew York, -Michigan
Urt Damage J)oc at Cincinnati and
Pittsburg The Ohio Rhr Riin?
Ajiprilionsioiis or a 1ostructive Flood
Kail way and Telegraphic (iuiniu.
Cix issati, (., December 24. Snow foil
every day but one during tlic past eight
days. Kxperts say it reacheil twenty inches
in depth yesterday morning, when sleet- i
ing commenced. A heavy, dark mmtarowj
from t lie snow, covering the entire region.
It rained nil day yesterday, commencing to
lourt dark, nl has been pouring ever
since to the present writing. Nobody ison
the strwta except those obliged to go. The
KJ.1.AIW AUK FMMIIKII
everywhere, and many rixifs breaking in.
One line of street-cars stopped. All rail
way trniiix are delayed. The Commercial
!a:iHr,t special reports snow the whole
length of the Ohio Valley.'and it is much
deeper in Vct Virginia and Pennsyl
vania than here. The rain ia melting it
rapidly everywhere. Specials report
warmer weather 'West. lUver men ex
poct destructive floods on and h'Ut the
mildle of this week. The telegraph wires
worked with difficulty early last evening,
but were doing better at midnight. The
Ohio river is quite free from ice. Knor
mons fleets of laden coal boats here, and
in the vicinity above and Ulow, will all
le imperiled by the sudden great rise.
THE IIIVKItS ALL HIKING.
hih-r. The rain cea-scl diiringthe night.
The ( hio river is rising rapidly. Licking
river began to poiiroutearly this morning.
The steamer Champion, with a fleet of
eight or nine coal barges, was broken from
the mouring.-r in Licking and swept down
the river. The steamer had no steam up,
nd was helpless. Another steamer which
liiw gone in pursuit has not vet been heard
from. Much additional loss from flooded
cellars ami broken roofs is reported to-day.
INNIMKKABI.F. M.U.L I.OHSF.S
were reported from leaking roofs and from
roofs crushed by accumulated snow and
wet with rain. Among the larger losses
of this kind are the Cincinnati Varnish
Factory, in the western part of the cit v
where the roof fell, destroying the set-ou'd
ntory and injuring the contents of the
tirst floor; loss, $10,000. lliidelback,
i-riedlnnder & Co., clothiers, had their
stock damaged $11,000 bv a filling root
Many livery stables sullered from crushed
roots. The steamer Champion has been
caught, together wjth a llllmi,er o ,((flt
Imrgos. Capt. Shlnklo, who was carried
oil on one of hi, barges, has not been
rilKKHIT TRAINS DELAYED.
All freight trains on the Louisville and
.Nashville road have stopped, ami no pas
senger tram from the south had reached
Newport at 1 o'clock p.m. to-dav. The
roof of HariKjr's rolling-mill at Newport
was crushed by snow, involving nmsider
(, able loss. The Cincinnati and Portsmouth
n;trrow-g!ugo railroad bridgo and the long
iron trestle near California were torn -.'.own
by the flood in the Little .Miami. At noon
t he Oak street tunnel on Hie Cincinnati
Aorthern railroad caved in, and all trains
topped, hour hundred barrels of mo
"awns at the foot of Sycamore street, con
signed to tho Little Miami and Cincinnati,
Hamilton and P.iytou roads, were Bwept
away by the rise in the Ohio river. The
river is rising a f,,t ,, ,r-
Tha Worm Klorra rr Iron at PHI,
I'lTTKiirKu, iK-cember . Pittsbnn.
visited yestenlay by one of tho worst
nuirniH inr years, it conimenced snowing
in the morning nt daylight and continued
until dusk, when it chaiig.nl to a steady,
warm rain. The strc-ts are in a terrible
condition, ami many cellars are flooded
mid goods diunaced. Trains are all de
layed and telegraph wires prostrated in
very.'lrection. o'ing to the heavysnow
n lllu Sloiioiignhflu Valley and at the
l"a waters of the Alleghen'v.a disastrous
Hood is expected.
f.nttr. Tiie storm prost ruled the wires ill
nil directions nlt greatly delayed trains,
but no serious damage is reported. At -o'elock
the iMoiiongaheht river was rising
apidlv. Jteporu from head waters indi
cate that a largo volume of water is com
ing, and a flood is probable. The Alle
gheny river is Ntittiunary.
I"7':.!0 (J "iick A.M. The rivers arc risiii"
rapidly, but n further damage is antici
pated. The stage of tho water in this city
at 1 1 :jQ c. dock p.m. was fifteen feet.
Traitor ami TrnTrl ltriarftml nl w
Xkw Yohk, liecember 21. It com
menced snowing nt 7 o'clock last night,
and c-iiitinuod until this morning. Travel
and trullio is greatly retarded bv the heavy
MllOUf'lll l.iut uw.l.t n...l 41... 1 "
..ifcut, uuiiiiiu m.a y log ui
day. The street-cars and stages go him-
on; aiong pacKcu wiin women sliopping,
that their homos mav be maile merry
Christmas morning. The elevated rail-
l-ilrlil train . 1 i .
' i".iitm-iiuiiin mi ouveis and
I hnstniiLs gifts. The mails are away be-
I.....I : 'i. i . -.. . - . .
t -- i no i iiisourg. Hue at 10
clink last night, arrived at S oclock this
morning, the onlv insii in. The postoilice
iiiitlioiities report no telegraphic commu
nications South or east.
NnuH-Nlorra In Intllnnn. Illlnola mid
CuicAoo, lccctiihcr 24, A snow-storm
of wide area prevailed Saturday night and
yesterday, followed by sleet, turning to
rain in some places. " It was heaviest in
southern Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Trams woro delayed from- on- to 'ten
hours. Telegraphic communication was
greatly interfen-d with on account of the
sleet, especially toward the South and
Rnln and Meet Ml Nl. I.nnla.
Sr. Lot-is, Iecember 24-Considerable
sleet fell here Saturday night, making the
streets very slippery, but caused no inter
ference to tratlic. Snow and sleet fell at
. several pointH in Missouri, but no serious
damage is reported. Telegrai h and rail
road communication is unbroken. The
severity of the storm win to have been
east of the Mississippi river.
Nnow Ucnernl Throughout Vlrclnla.
riirkK-sHi iei.-V a.. Pecember 21. Snow
has fnllcn to a depth of four inches. The
fall" is general throughout the Hale.
t old Wmlhrr la Nrw l:nitlnad.
H.ito, ls-embei' 2 1. The thermome
ter throughout New Knglaiid rangt'd from
10? to :10' Ih-Iow
Rai.timokk, Pecember 21. It has been
snowing since 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Klahlrrn llrtma llrlow.
Sr. .loiivs, N. It., PiM-ember 24. The
thermometer is IS1 helow lero.
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Hoston, PeeemlMT 24. Trains on nil tho
roads are delayed by the storm.
Jersey City, P.H't inlKr 21. 1 -or i Hard A
Co. ilistriluited $li,."00 among UlKKJ fac
Alliance, O., Pecember 21. Lamborn A
tiray, hinkors, huve failed. Jt is feared
other large intcroU w ill be enibHrriissed.
New York, IVccmher 24. Miles M.
O'llrien has boeii eUvted presiilent of the
Irish Confederation for tho ensuing year.
Toronto. Pecemlier21. Susan (ibbs. an
old peddler reported as licing wealthy,
was found murdered in her shanty near
Philadelphia, Pecember 21. Henry
IV-Mer, failing to kill his wile and father-in-law,
cut his own throat, prohahlv
lSaltimorr, Mil., December 24. Henry
Irving ma le his first apieirance to-night
Ht the Academy of Jlnsic as "JjouiH XI."
The audience was small.
Salt Ijike, lecenibt'r 24. ov. Murray
arrivel this morning and met a large dele
gation of leading rit irons, by whoni hewas
escortetl to his residenm
I'leasantville, X. Y., Pcembr 24. Miss
(Jabriel "ireeley, daughter of the late
Horace tireeley, was thrown from a sleiuh
nt the depot here bv the horse tukim;
Philadelphia, Pecember 24. Trains due
early this morning were greatlv delnved
by the snow-storm. The; Chicago and
I'lttshurg express, due at 3:0:1 o'clock,
failed to arrive till :15 o'clock.
Philadelphia. IVocmber 24. The bell
in Independence Hall rang 100 times at
noon, commemorating the giving tip bv
Washington of his commission as com'-'
mamlcr-in-chief of the army.
New York, December 24. A national
salute waa fired at Kort Columbus to-dav
commemorating the surrender by Wash
ington of his commission as commander-in-chief
of the army 100 years ago.
Kvanaville, Ind., Pcrember 24. Charles
Itarvey, of letershnrgr who murdered
Henry Ciwtin, jr., JViihiy, nighh wits Liken
from jail bunday morning at J i'cloi.-k and
hung to tree. There in no dotiht of his
RUllt. !i: , ...
St. Louis, Pecemlwr 24. The extensive
broom factory and warehouse of the Sam
uel Cupples Wooden-Ware Company, 134
and i:w Kim street, took, fire between
and 9 o'clock to-pjfenti ftnd t tt,8 writing
nearly thq fenfire bui'd'ng is destrojeiL
ITinneanolH, December 23. A freieht
train wrecked here at the West Knd
railroad bridge. The wreck was occa
sioned by a wild engine running into the
regular freight. Three employes were
seriously injnrcd, one probably fatally.
St. Ixmis, December 24. Arthur J. Jen
nings, married a liook-keeper for Wm.
P. Howard & Co., commission merchants,
was arrested to-day, charged with embeJ!
r.ling $3000 from his employers. He was
released on bond, lie says be can explain
New York, December 24. Ie.idcnt
Arthur, after breakfast, puve n large part
of the day to shoppfr.j!. He left last night
for Washin0on in l'resident Koljerts's
rar, of the Pennsylvania railroad. He re
turns here Thursday or Friday to take his
sister to AVashingSili for New" Year's cere
monials. Ft. Ixuis, December 24. Private ad
vices from Paris, Ark., say tfcal a white
family named Oray, consisting of a man,
wife, child and two middle-aged ladies
from Illinois, while crossing Petit Jean
creek near Paris, last Thursday, .were
swept away by the swollen stream ttd all
New Haven, Conn., December 24.
Henry Ijevereapp, a journeyman bar'ocr,
has been informed that V.OOO was left
htm by a relative who died recently in
Germany, and thts wife of Henry Pensa
lienc, another barber, received 7000 from
her mother in Italy. Both barbers have
New York, Docembor24. Xwle Truax,
of the Superior Court, refused to issue sec
ond papers to a Chinaman who had ob
tained already first ajers. The judgv
citesa law passed by Congress in May, 1SS2,
which declares that no State court or
rourt of the (Jutted States shall admit
Chinese to citizenship.
Louisville. December 24. Trains on the
Short Line, between this city ami Cincin
nati, have been retired by a land-slide
near Sulphur Station. Four lengths of
trestle over Ijttle Kentucky river, which
were washed out, have been repaired to
day, but trains will not le resumed before
Tuesday night, owing to the land-slide.
New Y'ork, IVcember 24. Mrs. O'Pon
nell, the w ile of Carey's slayer, has ar
rived from Kngland. On the "vovage she
dreamed that her husband had been re
spited and she would again see him alive.
She was so much overjoyed by her dream
that she told all her friends. ' Her happi
ness, however, was rudely dispelled on
rebelling port, when she learned her hus
band had been hanged.
Thk AnetjF Stem,, for Pecember.is filled
with most useful intelligence respecting
manufacturing matters generally, and from
the general excellence and handsome style
of getting np of the Ay of .SV7, it ought tj
aci-i largely t iti well-sustainevl circula
tion on tlrt opening of tho new vf.
TY.fc Soi tiikhS Tnt t'.AZRTTK, for De
cember, publish nt Louisville, cannot
fail to plerc its numerous readers from
tho TAriety and excellence of its matter,
notwithstanding its protective tendencies.
Its chess department is a great treat to the
lover of that grand gsimv, and business
men of all kinds w ill find a fund of useful
information in its pages. Only SI a year.
Tint SorTnr.RxJG aetteek jB a hand
somely printed pew paper, the first mini,
lierof which Is just out. The publisher ia
bonis L. Parham, the place of publication
Little Kock, Ark., ami the time once a
month. Th Gnzetli-er will bestow its
special attention to immigration, railroads,
agriculture and commerc. e wish our
new contemporary- unbounded success.
Ono dollar a yeur.
I.ittkll's Livixo Aoe, of Saturday, is
filled with matter of unusual interest." An
article upon the ''Copts," the Christians of
Kgypt. and dencendiuits of the. ancient
Kgyptians, willdeeplyinterest all church
men, and all who are watching the pro
gress of events in the ancient laud. Among
the contents are "Jletweeu Two Stools,"
"Saint Teresa," "A Maiden Fair," "The
Modern Nebuchadnezzar," "Toadstools,"
"Venice, flie Mole," "Ihiskin on
I'liiicli," poetry ami miccllaiicoii pieces.
The present is a good time to order this
welcome visltorof the family, oliOO double
column pages a year for S3.
Tiik Ci niiKNT is a handsome quarto size
Hriodical, published weekly by Kdgar L.
Wakeman, at Chicago, the first number
nppearing Pecember 22d. Though not
taking sides ill. politics The Current will
keep its readers, well informed as to all
that is going' on. The proportion of its
original matter is large, and what is a
novelty, tho writer's signature is given
jne timite w itli their articles. Among the
contributors whose names appear in the
opening number aro Henry Watterson, I..
K. Lips'iicott, .1. 15. Cable, Lncv II.
Hooper, T. (i. L. Millerand several others.
Joaquin Miller commences bis first at
tempt nt. novel-writiifg in a story called
"The Wonderful City.'' Subscription is
!?4 a year.
We havo received the Pecember num
ber of tho J'liwtert Journal, the organ of
the Nntional Cotton Planters' Association.
This number well sustains the reputation
which this excellent periodical has at
tained. The January niimlicr w ill be un
usually attractive, as" it will contain-a full
report of the very interesting proceedings
of the recent annual meeting of the asso
ciation at Vicksburg. Of that number the
spirited proprietors announce that they
will publish H0,tH0 copies. Such enter
prise should meet with strong support
Irom all who aro engaged in tho cotton
business, and from every agriculturalist,
for the Juurmd does not restrict itself to
cotton mailers only, but gives valuable
information on nil' agricultural matters.
W take pleasure in commending the
I'lmitrr Journal to public attention. Its
excellence entitles it to an extensive su
port, and that support should be liberally
given to it.
Mit. Ira M. II hi., jr., died suddenly at
Kansas City yesterday.
Scott I.ai'kik left the city last night ona
short visit to his relatives in Kentucky.
.1. K atzksskboeii, New Orleans, and K.
C. Stone, Kossville-, vihiked the Cotton F.x
Cakps are out for th? marriage of Mr.
Frederick Orgill, of this citv, to .Miss Min
nie Pennington, daughter of Mr. ami Mrs.
Fdwin liennington, Thursday evening, the
27th instant, at the Church of the lie
deemer, in Prooklyn.
Ciiabi.ks J. Pkaksai.i.. formerly of this
city, but now connected with If ice, Stix v
Co., of St. Louis, is in the city to spend
the holidays. Mr. Pearsall contemplates
making Su 1-ouis his future home, and
will remove his family to that city about
tho 1st of January.
J. S. Wilkins yesterday presented
through Miss T.tllulah While an elegant
pair of vaf.es for the use of Calvary church.
The present waslsth costly and beautiful,
and Miss White and all connected with
Calvary church are lavish in the expres
sion of their gratitude to tho generous
lll'SINESS FA1LV11ES. -
1?i.timoi:k, Poeeiuber 22. S. J. Sovrit
Co., auctioneers, assigned. Liabilities un
known. Ai iiaxv, I so., lVvember 22. T.oekhart
it Straight, ilrv goods, have failed. Lia
bilities, JI0,(HH) to $12,000; assets, $S000.
Nkw Yokk, December 22. An attach
ment in favor of II. B. Clatlin A Co., New
York, waa granted on a claim of $207,000
against Donald tiordon, drv goods mer
chant at Rochester, w ho failed.
Ottawa, III, Pecember 22. U.S. tiil
liert t Co., grain dealers, are reported sus
pended nnder a pri-axing judgment of
17,000 in the Circuit Court to-kav. Lia
bilities, unknown, but it is thought thov
will ri'iich ? UKi.oim.
HEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
.1. W. Wiley to 1). A. Merril.SSOOO, If.
aen-a of land near Kerrville, Tenn., Chesa
peake, Ohio and Southwestern railway.
Mrs. Theresa 1-ovy to John O'Connor
and wife, S25t0, north half of the south
part of lot !, being No. 1S4 Front street.
"Mv wife's three years nervous afflic
tion, '' says the Kev.'J. A. Kitie, of IV-aver,
Pa., "was cured by Simarilun Xrrrinr."
$1 oO at druggists.
Bob Ytmitrr f'apinriHt la Alabama
Ciiattanochia, lecemler 24. ltob
Younger, one uf the Younger brothers,
and a companion of Jesse James, was cap
tured near Warrior, Ala., on a requisition
from the (iovernor of Missouri. i
LrsPBoiUi's Perfume, Kdenia.
Lundborg's Perfume, Marechal NieL
Lundtiorg'a Perfume, Alpine Violet
Lundborg's I'erfumc, Lily of the Valley.
Caused by tba 'arrluaa r th Ea.
Fort Wavnk, Lnd., Deeniber 24. The i
north-lvMind accommodation train on the :
Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad waa
backed into by a switch engine on tha
Nickel-Plate road, at Nickel-Plate Junc
tion, a suburb of the city, at 8 s'elock this
morning. The rear coach waa thrown
from the track and seven persons seriously
injured, among the number Mrs. Thomas
KUisou, wifo of Judge Ellison, of thin city.
The accident waa caused by the alleged
carelessness of the engineer of the switch
-" tmnMu'r he trillion! Hr. Hrwm'' Crlrrf
ami Cluimomilr if thry coM $1 a pill.
JVicV ciirrtl hi of nntruJijia of tt tmr x.oel
iiij.'' Joseph Snyder, Paxions, Pa. 50
eta. per box, at druggists.
GEN. FLOYD KING,,
Chairman of the Mississippi RlTcr
Improvement CommrflV, tb Rlgfct
Van in the
RIirM Place, and Ills Appointment Pe
cnllarly Gratifying to All Friends
of Hie XatloMal Ilifrhwaj.
The Isual DiTCrsit "ot Opinion Ex
pressed by Congressmen as to Their
MISSISSIPPI itT EE IMPE0TEMEXT.
The Apnolnlmrit at tin. Flo Klngaa
Cliairauan r toe Cemmlttee.
Special to tin Arttal.)
Washi.ngtox, December 24. To all
friends of the imprOvVciii&t of the Missis
sippi rivo eni the construction 6f levees
the appointment of Gen. 3. Floyrl Iving as
chairman of the committee having special
charge cf this subject is peculiarly grati
fying. It is an assurance of Hfcai'er Car
lisle's siucero iHtcrxjsV in this work, and
besides places at the head of the commit
tee a man known to be upUripg ill his
efforts to obtain for l!'.e Mississippi Valley
that material recognition at the hands of
Congress it deserves. Gen. King was ap
pointed without solicitation on his prt,
because he represents practically that pro
gress and advancement V5 be obtained by
developing navigable rivers as the otily
carrying rivals of railroads.
THE H0VSi COMMITTEES.
The i'nital lYlveraitv of Opinion aa la
Tbelr .Hakr-lp. ,
Washington, December 24. There is
about the usuil diversity of views ex
pressed by Congressmen to-night in re
gard to the composition of the House
committees. Representative Willis, of
Kenlucky,whose relations with Mr.Carlisle
are known to bo intimate, says that in
making the committees the Speke- j"ald
the most regard to the chartrttr and ex
perience of the men he placed, and there
was no intention or desire to punish any
body for the part taken in the Speakership
contest. As proof of the latter assertion,
Mr. Willis refers to the fact that Mr-. Nan
dall and a number fail) prom
inent snpporlern wVrb given im
portant Chairmanships, and all the
members of the New York delegation oc
eupy comiuitlee places , of responsibility.
"U nvt1iinn."rr.ld U'illis. "there is dan
ger cf Carlisle having been too safe."
Willis, who was appointed chairman of
the Committee on Hiveis and Harbors,
says ho- w ill favor a liliernl policy in that
direction. The members of the Ways
and Means Committee generally declined
to express any opinion as to the policy the
committee would dopt or the work it
would undertake to do. Mr. Morrison, its
chairman, said in reply to questions made
on this point, that the make-up of the
committee indicated what the policy will
be, but declined to go into details, or ex
press himself more fully upon the subject.
Mr. Calkins, not a "member of the
committee, says the make-up indi
cates that "particular thunder will
bo raised." A prominent conservative
Democratic Representative from New
Kngland said, in reply to questions, that
he preferred to wait a little before talking
much about the organisation of the Ways
and Means. He says, however, the com
position of the committee is not in accord
ance with conservative ideas o the tariff
question. Most of its members are not
men of moderate views, and the selection
of suchnen was, he thought, at variance
with the sentiments expressed by Carlilso
in his speech accepting the ollice of
Speaker. Another Kastern Representa
tive said his opinion of the committee was
that it will be found strongly in favor of
ultimate free trade. The majority of its
members will be in accord with its chair
man (Morrison) on that question. How
far he will be likely to go in carrying
out his views is a question of
mere speculation, which is at present use
less, lie thought that in view of the ap
proaching Presidential election, policy
would forbid radical measures. The ma
jority of the Democratic memliers of the
House seem to be content with the places
assigned them, but a few, among them
Springer, express loud dissatisfaction. The
latter, it is said, expect id to be made
chairman of the Committee on Flections,
a position he occupied in the Forty-sixth
Congress, but he was not even made a
member of that committee or given any
other position he regarded in keeping
with his exjerience and long service
as a member of the House. The
reason, it is said, why Mr. Springer
was not given a place on the Elections
Committee was that he was known to be
unfriendly to Manning, upon whose case
that committee has to pass judgment.
Springer himself attributes the exclusion,
us he regards it, from all important com
mittees to the hostility of Morrison. Jost
after the adjournment Springer went np to
Morrison, who was standing in front of
the Sjieakcr's desk, and said: "You have
done a d n mean thingto me, and all I've
got to say is that I'll remember you."
"Very well," replied Morrison, and
Springer walked off. S. S. Cox is an
gry at his assignment to the Naval
Affairs, instead of Foreign Affairs,
and telegraphed his refusal to serve.
Horr Mich., said bethought the make
up of the committees all the way through
was horriMe. The Committee" on Com
merce, with which he was most familiar,
he said was made up in the interest of the
Ifeagan bill. Curtin said he thought
the committees give general satisfaction.
They could not have been better, ndge
Lowry, McMillin, Cobb and many others
said about the same thing. Judge Mur
phy Ia., said ho believed that eighty
live per cent of the House were
well pleased. The appointment of J.
Floyd King as chairman of the Com
mittee on Levees and Mississippi
River Improvement, is regarded as a good
augury for tho continuance of the work
on that rivcr.as Kingconspicuotisly identi
fied himself with that subject; the selec
tion is looked upon as indicating the
Speaker's interest in improving the Mis
sissippi river. Gen. King believes in lib
eral appropriations for that river, and says
he will do his lest to lead Congress to the
same way of thinking. Henley, of Cali
fornia, says the present House will proba
bly raise the rates on wool, and put a nutii
Iht of articles on the free list, including
certain drugs and possibly salt. Twenty
nine of fifty-five new chairmen go to the
South. It is understood that Katon is not
satisfied with his assignment to duty on
the Naval A Hairs Committee, and will seek
to be transferred to some other committee.
A COMPMMEXt" TO CARLISLE.
The ftpeaaer Tnor! a Rrrrntlnn hj
llir t uuiutuM w rl I h t'lwb al 1cuumI
innU. Washington, December 21. Mr. Ran
dall this morning, on Ik half of the Com
monwealth Clubof Philadelphia, of w hich
ho is director, tendered Speaker Carlisle a
retvpflon, to lie given by the club at such
time during January as the Speaker shall
indicate. There will be a banquet given
In the afternoon at the clubhouse, to be
followed in the evening by a reception, at
which prominent citizens of all parties
will be present. Mr. Carlisle is much
irratilied at the invitation, and will, in a
few days, name a date. The Common
wealth Club is the leading Democratic club
of Philadelphia, and numbers among its
memliers the most prominent Democrats
of the Kingston State:
FILLEY aTi L0(iAX.
An Alliance by Which ftlnrk John Will
the Hlninrl IMlaiea In Ikr
A Washington special says: It is re
ported hen; that an alliance has Iwen
formed in t(je past forty-eight hours be
tween Filley and I-oiran, by which Filler is
to give tho Missouri delegation to l.oran
in the Presidential Convention. Filley,
as the story goes, is now in a position to
control tho selection of deleimtes from
Missouri, having his own men in ollice in
all parts of tho State, and is, therefore,
ahlo to deliver the goods if he contracts to
do so. lie has discovered the story and
adds that Arthur is not favorably inclined
toward him in regard to the St. 1-ouis
postotlico, ami has, therefore a doubtful
object in view in making the alliance. Ie
ing able to use it as a club to bring Arthur
to terms in the selection of a postmaster
or punish him in case he refuses to appoint
him. The tight oyer the Fayette postollice
is said to Ih made largely with this point
in view, as Filley desires to have his own
men in othce tiere, in order to control
that county in the selection of delegates to
Chit-ago. Van Horn has arrived here in
time to take part in the tight against Filley
for the St. Louis oflice, and against Filley's
man tor the Favette othce. He will prob
ably remain' here until the question js
settled, which cannot now be until after
the holiday recess. Van Horn was at the
White House lieiore the President went
to New York, to oppose Filley in the ap
pointmentof the St. Louis postmaster.
Washington, December 24. The fu
neral o Kx-lioTernor Lowe will take
place Wednesday. The remains will be
interred in Glenwood Cemetery. The
Iowa State Association will attend the
funeral in a IkxIv. ,4
In aecoriianee with tha time-honored
custom, all the clerks anil employe of the
State 1 "epartnieiit called on the Secretary
of State to-day. Afterward Mr. Freling
huysen, accompanied by Assistant-Secre
tary Davis and Chief-Clerk Brown, and
followed by the employes of all the de
partments in body, called on Second
Assistant Secretary AVm. Hunter and con
gratulated him on the fifty-third Christ
mas day of his connection with the diplo-
Fiatk; service of the United States. Mr.
lunicr was much affected by the cordial
expression of good will-
k BLOODY AFFAIR.
Tt Men Falaltjr and Auather fterltMtaly
St. Loris, December 24. A very ex
citing and bloody affair, in which two men
were dangerously, perhaps fatally, and a
third painfully Wonnded, occurred at the
boardinghouse of Mrs. Gibson, 209 Wash
ington avenue, between 8 and. 7 o'clock
this evening. It appears that D. C. Gib
son, the chief actor in the ftffalt( -ho Is a
fcct-a,'tbr &nd builder, and his wife have
not lived harmoniously for some
time nast j-J- sndraled" abonl tMiree
nWinttis ago, since wnen Gibson has been
in Texas building mill There has Also
been bad feelirr betweeh GiWoH add
John Biiffinto. Ttfie htiebahd of one ol
Mrs. Oibn's daughters, bv the forirfer
husband, and Arthur and Eugene SJul
holland, two of Mrs. Gibson' sop 9;. and
Gibson; is eaid IlaVe made threats
?' violence against them, and oh Fri
day last James omuhers, an undar
taker, received a telegram Coin Fort
Vorth, .JeK.; signed Qeoige. , Teyton,
bating that Gibson's body had been
shipped, and ordering him to go to Mr.
Gibson for iiifctiuotjoiis. Hlx mtrier saw
Mrs. Gibsoo; 2.il she and the family were
grtally shocked at the information, but
for some reason the truth of the statement
iu the telegram was suspected. The cor
oner at Fort Worth was telegraphed, and
a reply received that ,xa such mtn fafd
died Miw. TtJ-iiay GiiMn returned to
the city and was arrested on the charge
Of threatening to shoot One of the Mul:
holiand boys. To-night whim th
family and boa'de ftere at supper,
Gibon Catered the house from the rear
and passed into the dining-room, and with
a drawn revolver opened tire. The first
shot, struck .Arthur Mulho'.lt'.nd lh the
shoulder, ftrid passed up and lodged in his
neck. The second shot entered Burtinton's
neck, and the third struck him in the left
arm. Gibson then turned the weapon
npon himself and sent a ball into his head.
Buuinton and Gibson are said to be mor
tally wounded, and were taken to tlie hos
pital. MulhoIJand is not dangerously liuft.
WEXT THROUGH A CULVERT.
Nix Peraon Killed and Seven Injured
by an Areident on the I-., 9f. A.
txit'isvjrt-p leccnlber 24. Passenger
train No. 4, frrtm Chicago to Im!sville; on
the Louisville, Nev Albany arid Chicago
road, Went through a c.!vert near Salem,
Ind., this nio'.ning shortly after daylight.
The engine anjrttnder fMwsjd safely. The
baggage-car, -jjjftebs-i: anf sleeper
went through, and Almost imme
diately took fire from the over
turned stoves, and were destroyed, but all
the passengers, It Is thought, wre re
moved licforc thts lodi wtre burned.
The details received here are most meager,
but accounts agree that six, perhaps seven
persons, w-ere killed, and seven or eight
injured. The names of the dead received,
are (.'has. Sanford, of No Albany, baggage
master; Mrs. Dora ladings: Lafayette,
Ind. ; Jacob Helfrich, father of the master
car-buildw of the road. Engineer John
Vaughn and the firemen were injured.
The passengers' names have not yet been
reported. On the reception of the news a
SMcial relief train, to bring officials and a
surgeon, left this city for the scene. The
train has not yet returned.
The following are the names of the
killed and injured, so faf askn0wn( by the
accident : Boone Thompson a farmer of
Washington County, lild. Charles San
fqrd, of New Albany, bitggagtf-master, and
two male passengers burned beyond recog
nition. Injured: John Yaughan, engineer,
New Albany, severely wounded. J. W.
Myers, fireman, New Albany, left leg and
side severely bruised. Patrick June and
John Spear, Chicago, the former badly
burned and the latter severely injured
about the spine. Samuel Collins, Bain
bridge.Tnd., injured internally, it is feared
'fatally. J. C. Boggs, Bainbridge, lnd.,
slightly injured. Joseph Ouarrells, Chi
cago, was severely burned and bruised.
John Coddager is severely bruised, and
Gecrge Davis, Amerfean express messen
ger, Iuisville, received a fracture of the
right shoulder and was badlv burned. The
train was entirely destroyed by lire. The
injured are well cared for by the road.
.brWciiiu? fccourrrur, a drama in which
Mme. Modjeska won her first grand tri
umph as an actress, was produced at Leu
brie's Theater last evening, before a criti
cal audience, with that lady in the title
role. To say that Mme. Modjeska is the
ideal "Adrienne" is but to repeat what all
the world knows. It was such a perform
ance as one but seldom sees in Memphis,
and that those who were present
last night were able to appreciate
it is not only a compliment to
Modjeska's power but a recognition of
the nice discernment of Memphis theater
goers. The first act, in which she does
not appear, seemed a little tame, and her
entrance shortly after the raising of the
curtain upon the second, was greeted
with a murmur of welcome. The manner
in which she moved about the stage first
fixed tho attention. She seemed to glide
rather than to walk, to float rather than
to glide. . Her step was grace itself. Her
face, almost classic in outline, was
divine in its purity, and the ex
pression of rapture with which she
reeats the lines it is supposed she is re
hearsing, invests one with afeelingof awe.
Like a flash all is changed. The charm is
broken not broken but changed. What
before seemed a halo is now a ray of sun
light, loiter on when stirred by- love, by
hate and by jealousy the same wonderful
rapidity in the changes of facial expres
sion is remarked, each as strongly por
trayed as the other. Fvery syllable is dis
tinctly uttered, every detail conscientious
ly attended to. But it is for the
closing scene that .Moujeska reserves
her deepest power. What a picture it
is! Her despair when she is forced to
believe that her love has been spurned,
the eager word of joy with which she
greets her lover while the subtle poison
she has inhaled has already begun to steal
away her senses, the wail of agony as its
influence is more plainly felt, the fearful,
deadly fear and the struggle against the
inevitable, the awful crv for life! life! that
she may but taste the cup of happiness she
teels within tier grasp, is grandly done.
Not a heart in her audience capable of
feeling but joined wiui her in the appeal
for life, a brief season more. The house
appears dark when the curtain fulls upon
that sad scene. The play is one that
seems made., fot Modjeska alone a set
ting simply to display her own luster,
vet the setting too must le admired.
Maurice H. Barrymore, who plays
"Maurice de Saxe," gives it a weight and
force which demands recognition. He in
vests itwith all the spirit and dash that a
very spirited part requires, and came in
last evening for his full share of applause.
William F. Oweh makes "Michonnet,"
tho prompter, one of the most striking
characters in the plot, as it is doubtless
intended it should lie. He started off last
evening a little stithy, but all that he did
in the closing scenes was done well and
artistically. Miss Georgie Drew, who
assumed the role of tlie "Princess de Bouil
lon," is a graceful and spirited actress. A
slight peculiarity of voice is the only
thing that detracts from her performance.
Frank Clements, who played the "Prince
de Bouillon" and Forbes Dawson, the
"Abbe de Chaxenil," were principally re
markable for their costly costumes. The re
mainder of the support was passable. Ca
nt Mr at matinee, and 2"iry'fA Xight this
evening. Sale afternoon at the theater.
There was a large crowd at the Bazar
last evening, and a thoroughly enjoyable
time was hall. The programme was a
varied and excellent one, and a spirit of
the greatest good humor prevailed.
The contest lietween the steamliontmen,
fonndrymen and police captains is pro
gressing at a lively rate. The vote yester
dav stood as follows: Steamloats: Will
s. llays o0, James Ue 5(1. K. W. Cole 45,
Kate Adams 3-r, Chickasaw 25; foundrv
men: Mr. Livcrmore till, Mr. Ivan. lie it;.
Mr. Milhurn40; poh captains: O'Haver
SI, Hackett 201. There will be a matinee
this evening and the Bam will lie open as
'The Beawor Ktndeut.
On Thursday evening, December 27th,
Charles K. Ford's comic opera company
will present Millaeker's charming opera,
in three acts, entitled The Ilragnr .SbufV-nt,
for the first time in Memphis. Miss Alice
May, the prima tlonna of the eomsanv,
assumed the role of "The Beggar Student""
and infused a wonderful spirit and dash
into me pan. rne lias a good voice, and
knows how to use it Miss Marie Bockell
is a favorite with the Memphis pnblic The
very favorable impression she created last
sea-ton in this city was fully sustained by
her work last night. She is a charming
actress, sings well, and at one wins her
way to the good graces of her audience.
The music of The Beggar Student is very
catching, and many gems are scattered
broadcast through the opera. The intro
duction and trio in the second scene of the
first act is a delightful piece of scoring.
Mr. Ford's company is well balanced, and
merits the liberal patronage of Memphis
theater-goera. The sale of reserved seats
for the opera will begin on Tuesday morn
ing, December 25th.
Attention 1 I n I I 1 .
Try GombanlCs Canstic Balaam. There
never has been a veterinary remedy to
eual it as an aiudication for all cause of
lameness and blemishes. See advertisement.
O DONNELL'S CASE.
The Report of the Secretary or State,
Together with a Very YoWminoHg
Snbmittc i by the President to the House
The Part Taken by the.
In the Matter Explained at Length, and
tbe ((nesiion of O'UdnncU's CitMcn
ship Fnlly Disritssed.
, WVittxtivifj Decajtiller 24 TJite Frew
dent tiJ-dnV trarfSmitlbd b. tlife IlbMse t H
report of the Secretary of titate, with a
vbluminons correspondence; in response
to tha resolution ot the 11th instant, calling
lor communications and papers on file in
the State Department relative t& the trial,
nnnvintion atA felvfcHtintl at tha IntA Pi.
r' V. . ! . . iiU .wUII.n..0riU.i..1uN am ninwa iirviiiVrif rtii't Warrior, and
IH. J 1AIUUCI1. AUC kUIlCCIAMIUCUW VU,- I
ers a period irom September 24 to De
cember J15, 1883.;. Under the .first men
tioned date H.oppltVrsk sere-fary of the
teS&ubi., iiiioriiieu Secretary irelinghuy
sen of the arrest of Patrick O'Donnell and
his anxiety to have a solicitor appointed
to undertake his defense. He further in
forms -the Secretary, in response to a com
munication from the Deputy UoVernof of
MlUHank priSont that, there, Is sopie rtriril
ot O'Donhell's identity, life auueu tlirfl
supposing the prisoners citizenship to be
established be did hot believe the United
States stfvernrttent c.vild; tipder ordinary
circumstances, provide proiessionk'I lee'll !
assistance for one of its citizens accused of
crime in Great Britain, even if destitute of
means, and there seemed to tie nothing in
th's case to rake )tin exception. He there
fore declined to instfnc somS one lo de
fend him, except under direction of the
Department of State.
On October 5th, Secretary Frelinghuysen
writes Lowell directing him to ascertain
whether O'Donnell is a citixen of the
United States; arid if so, to Ho. Hhateykr is
nec!!l,ry tti SeclUe a proper defense. In
closed in this communication was a letter
from John F. Finerty, of Illinois, trans
mitting the resolutions adopted by a meet
ing at Chicago urging on the Secretary of
State tlie necessity for immediate action by
the United States to vindicate its right
thatO'Donflell hilten fair trial, the reply
of Secretary, Frclinghti.ysen to Finerty is
also jricliooed. In it. Tlie Secretary says:
"it is doubted that the accused will
receive a fair, trial according to the
usual forms of law, which in Kngland are
substantially those in force in this coun
try, and any proper aid to that end which
it is within their power to furnish, will be
given bv the representatives of the United
States In London. Such ' aid would le
given rts a matter of Conn-e, without spe
cific instructions Iroln ibis department to
any AmCricail accused of crime ill any for
eign country. where tills government was
I'nder date of October Jith, Secretary
Frelinghuysen indorses to lloppiil the re-
(piest of the Hon. John A. Logan and
others that AVm. D. Dynes and Wm. W.
O'Brien be authorized to appear for O'Don
nell. He also incloses his reply thereto,
stating that he understands that Gen.
Pryor and Lx-Judge rullerton, of iSew
York, are to take part in the defense.
Lowell was absent from London, and Hoi
pin replies to the List communication,
stating that he has come to the conclu
sion that tlie certificate of hntdralfation
produced by O'Donnell was either granted
to soiite other person bearing the not Unu
sual rtanie Of Patrick O'lkmnell, or was
fraudulently obtained by the prisoner. It
is possible, he says, that the State Depart
ment may decide the simple fact of the
prisoner pressing the certificate of natu
ralization in his own name sufficient proof
of citizenship without regard to ante
cedent facts. It seemed here that O'Don
nell's citizenship had been secured, and it
was not necessary for him to take further
steps in that direction j that It was hardly
necessary for him to show the immense
inconvenience, if not absolute impractica
bility, of providing as a matter of course
professional assistance to destitute Amer
can citizens accused of crime in all parts
of the United Kingdom. Such action
would throw 'upon the legation judicial
duties which would materially interfere
with its legitimate Work, and entail great
expense npon the government.
Under date of the 2Ud, Hoppin informs
Secretary Frellnghuyten that ho made
further inquiries concerning O'Donnoll's'
alleged citizenship, and .while it was im
possible for him to give an authoritative
opinion upon the question, he can say he
was impressed with the apparent truth of
O'Donnell's statements. The question of
O'Donnell's citizenship is summed up in
the following communication from the
Secretary of Suite to the President: "In
response to your direction, I have the
honor to inform you that an investigation
was made of the right of Patrick O'Don
nell's claim to the citizenship of the United
States, the result of which I have the
honor to communicate herewith: The
statements made in behalf of O'Donneirs
right of citizenship are conflicting. It is
asserted that he is a citizen, first, fy the
naturalisation of his father Michael, while
he, the son Patrick, was yet a
minor; second, by reason ot ser
vice in the army of the United States
during the late civil war. and third,
by naturalization as one who resided in
the United States three years next prior
to his coming of age, and continuously
thereafter up to the application for citizen
ship. The claim to citizenship through
his father's act rests on his own statement.
No proof of the fact is found or furnished,
and it is not confirmed by the other mem
bers of the family that the father was ever
naturalized. Had he been, Patrick O'Don
nell would not have applied for naturaliza
tion. As to the second point, O'Donnell
himself says in an injury to his arm pre
vented his enlistment in the armv. but he
was employed as a teamster in 1S(U with a
I nited states suppty-train in uoiorado.
It has not been thought necessary to verify
this statement, for if trne the fact
would not give him the right of
naturalization as one who served in the
army, and moreover the certificate was not
granted on the ground of his having been
a soldier. In support of that allegation he
produces a certificate of naturalization
November 6, 1878, by the Probate Court of
Lawrence county, O. This certificate was
issued in conformity with a section of the
Revised Statutes. It provides that any
alien being under the age of twenty-one,
and had resided in the United States three
years next preceding arriving at that age,
and had continue! to reside therein to the
time he made application to bo admitted tc
be a citizen thereof, it may be admitted on
making the declaration at that time, in
stead of two years before naturalization. It
would appear that this certim-ate was
irregularly granted, for on O'lKjnnell's
statement made to the United States
rhmyte d'affnirrx atr London, he returned
to Ireland after attaining his niHioritv,
and remained therebetween lS67and 1871,
and consequently had not continued to re
side in the United States from the time of
coming of age to the time of making ap
plication to become a citizen, as he must
have done to conform to the requirements
of the statute. It is also uncertain whether
he in fact resided here for three years next
beiore attaining his majority. By his state
ment to Hoonin. he is now about forty-
eight years old, which puts his birth about
I hi.), xn the declaration made at the time
of his naturalization, he declares he was
born in ISoS. He must, therefore, have
attained his majority some time between
185t and IS51I. I!v hi own statements, he
came to this country with his mother (his
father being already here) when aliout
four or six years old. In 1809 or 1870 he
returned to" Ireland when twelve years old
(1S47 to 1850), and came back to the Uni
ted States in 161, when he must have
been between twenty-three and twenty-six
years old, so that Iwtween the extreme
dates assigned by himself the three years
next between attaining his majority,
would appear to have been spent in Ire
land. The art of naturalization being, how
ever, a jndicial decision, it can oniy be
impeached according to the rules estab
lished by the Spanish-American Commis
sion, showing want of jurisdiction on the
part of thograntimr of court, or1 frand
practiced on tho part the applicant on
the court, or that the naturalization was a
violation of the treaty stipulations. Pat
rick O'lKinnell has a "certificate of natural
ization. He may have obtained it by a
mistake of the court, or by his own mis
take, or a mistake in his statements, and
yet there will bean absence of fraud, and
as the certificate is prima facie evidence of
citizenship, and as I do not see evidence
that O'Donnell practiced fraud npon the
court, the United States legation at Lon
don is instructed to consider O'Donnell's
The correspondence closes with a tele
gram from Frelinghuysen to Lowell in
structing bim to ask a respite for O'Don
nell, and the reply of Granville refusing to
interfere with the sentence of the law or
its execution. .
Advlc t Mothers.
Mrs. Winalow's Soo'thine Syrup should
always be used when children are cutting
teeth. It relieves the little sufferer at
once; it produces natural, quiet sleep by
relieving the child from pain, and the lit
tle cherub awakes as "bright as a button."
It ia very pleasant to Uste. It soothes the
child, softens the gums, aHays all pain, re
lieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is
the best known remedy for diarrhosa,
whether arisinfr from teething or other
causes. Twenty-five rent s bottle?..
Bajal Int to rMe.
SL Louis Pott-lHxftnteh : Kpy ..obsenre
man in the South can obtain local notoriety
as a crank, and . national reputationjui a
statesman. All he has to do is to announce
himself a candidate for Congress or some
thing, and promulgate a platform, favoring
the payment of the Confederate frauds,
and a payment to the South of a sum1
equal to the full value of the slaves eman
cipated by the war. Then, while his
neighbors treat him as a bore or laugh at
,him, the Kepnblican organs write him up
as a "prominent Southern statesman,
luid gravely discuss the new peril with
Tyhieh the South is threatening the credit
and the life of the nation, 1
The Flood -4;ntr Open Above the
Considerable Iama-e JHere and In the
The rain Sunday night was the subject
of general comment yesterday. Many de
clared it to be the hardest they had ever
seen, bnt as this is said of almost every
heavy rain, the statement must be taken
With littit! enlK That it was an excep
tionally hard shower almost a flood n't
fact there can be no doubt. Saturday'
was one of the drearies' davs of the year,
Mid rain ell at intervals all nicni all
our KHririaf. irt.the (tftcrnoon the show
.. v. . v. . j . .... ' " ; - -"
after dark the water came down in sluic'cS,
accompanied by thunder and lightning
and wcaainnal blasts of wind. A number
ot persons who tvSf-B ct'Ufe'i to.beotft on
the streets at about 10 o'clock, iotiglit n
regular battle with the rain, and more
than one narrator relates a very wet and
disanreeable experience in spite of um-
,brelltts . and. ovarcoata. Within a very
short tiiileihe gutters were overflowing,
diid DWy ft the lleyS running like so
many creeks. 11 lies a di?mS! Cospeet
for those who were lrtekv enongh to Ie
b'le to remain within doors and
vrat'b. tbq courso of affairs through
tlie windows, nl !h9 sami in this
vicinity were swollen out of baiiik. the
bayous running over and the damage in
consequence considerable though not great
M en tHfl cane. A greater amount of
rood was done l..iti trntn have been ac
complished bv the sanitary force ia yir.
The stone streets and alleys were abso
lutely clean, as if they had been scoured.
A twentv-one-incli sewer, which passes
f ndeT the s't,of the new Milburn Iron
Works, fort 1 fckerihg, lulu cdimcrf with
a culvert at rut a street, ana winch
sewer was to drain some thirty acres in the
vicinity, became flooded and rose a foot or
so over the locality. One of the large
piers was undermined, but the damage
was not serious, and will amount perhai
to as much as 500. and it w ill be set right
again in ?. few days:
. Tlie brick Wall, and iiiasolfrs(,thn foot
of Trezevant street was undermined and
wrecked. The Kansas City railway has
lieen at heavy expense in erecting works
of protection at this point, bnt the whole
of it was demolished by the storm, and
heavy outlay will be necessary to put it in
The bridge, three and one-half miles
east of this city, on the Poplar street Bou
levard, over Cypress creek, was Washed
away, and travelers tins morning coming
toward the rity were compelled to go ail
the way to Union avenue before they
WolfTiver wasboomingyesterday morn
ing. Sunday evening it was lower than
it lias been for some time, and during the
night it rose fourteen leet under the long
bridge at lfaleigh. The bottom, on this
side, was covered with water to a depth of
fioont two feet. The creek between the
Cemetery and lfaleigh was running like a
mill-tail. 1 lie water had overflowed the
lowlands on either side several feet and
covered the tops of the narrow levees. A
number of sinuH bridges on all the roads
leading into tho City were swept away, and
travel on this account was greatlv ob
structed. Fences also sullered consider
ably, especially to the south and southeast
of the citv. At the hospital several panels
were washed up.
Reports from the Twenty-Seven Leading-
f Bostov. December 24. The Pityt savs:
The following table, compiled from 8ecial
dispatches to tho J'mt from the managers of
twentv-seven leading clearinghouses in
the United States, gives the clearances for
the week ended December 22d, with the
percentage in increase and decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week in 1882 :
New York, tF7'6,4vS..V.'U : ih crcapc. 3.8.
Kixton, JrtT.TlM.TIS: ilccrcnw, 0.0.
l,hilHdul.im.?.v.l,!V,0,'W; increase, U.S.
Chicneoi J iS.CT.Sil : decrease. 0.1 .
Pt. Louis, IIB.lSVIPl : (lucres?, !.l.
New Orleans. SH.WVl.T:!!: increase, l.n.
Fan J-'rancisco, ?l:i.:i7i,17; increase. 27.4.
llaltiniore, iin,.VJ,7': decrease, f.5.
Cincinnati. fHi!.:J!.m: im rente, 1.1.
; lMttsbnrir. 4'..477.4'i:!; dcrronsH, 0.1.
luisville, St.ZKi.ll71 : Increase, 1T..T.
Providence. fLnSii.Mnl; decrease, 12.'..
Milwaukee, S:,740.nil: decrease, 8.S.
Kansas City. 2.i(Yi,t0; increase, 1S.0.
Cleveland. 2,01i.W: decrease. 11.7.
Indianapolis, Sl.lvl7.fiV2: increase. 2.S.
Memphis. SI.557.IOS; deereiwc, I I.O.
lUru'nrd, fl,9,Kirj; decreas. H.ii.
Columbus, Sl,44es2; increase. Id.l.
Peoria, l,(.Hr; decrease. IS.O.
Mew Haven,',91,lii2,6lr: decrease, 8.3.
Portlnnd. tl ,(fl.X7S i increase, 0..
Worcester, S7U5.1H7 : decrease, S.ti.
Sprinirfield, 9J7o,7H : decrease. 1.7.
Syracuse. $5i i ,273: increase. 2S.8.
Lowell. S174.SH: deorcHse. 22.4.
Total. $1,IMM72.77:; decrease, 1.3.
Outside of ?'ew York. 4i';i, DM.174 : increase
Committed by n Wtmm la Prornre the
Insurance on Her Victim.
The Haoie, December 24. A married
woman, named Von der Linden, was ar
rested at Leyden,charged with having mur
dered within'the last few years sixteen per
sons. The victims were nearly all members
of her own family. She insured their lives
first and received the insurance money
after their deaths. The woman confessed
her guilt. It is supposed she has poisoned
five of her own children.
The latest news from Africa is decidedly
enconraging; the natives have ceased to
fry their grandparents, and have advanced
so" far that they use habitually Dr. Bull's
Coujjh yrup, "which is a sure cure for all
The New Orleans Kntlonajl Bank. fane.
New Orleans, December 24. Some
time ago the New Orleans National Bank
obtained an injunction against the United
States postal authorities, forbidding inter
ference with correspondence addressed to
the bank for the lottery company, w hicj)
was denied the use of the mails. A mo
tion to dissolve the injunction was fixed
for argument to-day. The postal authori
ties are represented by Attorney-treneral
Brewster, assisted by" Attorney-tieneral
Freeman, of the rostoftiee Department,
and District Attorney I-eonard. By agree
ment between the counsel, at the sugges
tion of Attorney -Ueneral Brewster, Judge
Pardee postKned the case to Wednesday.
I'rciiialiire jom8 of Hair.
May 1e entirely prevented by the use of
Burnett's Cocoai ne.
Hoiisekceiers should insist uioii ob
taining Burnett's Flavoring Extracts, they
are the best.
Rerlonn Aceident on the J. M. and I.
Inhiaxai-oi.is, Iecember 24. A serious
accident occurred last night on the Jeller
sonville, Madison and Indianapolis rail
way, near Franklin, lnd. The train from
Louisville was drawn by two engines and
running at a high rate of speed. Suddenly
the front enirine parted and shot forward,
and before tlie second engine could check
its speed something gave way, badly
breaking the baggage and postal express
cars, but no one was seriously injured.
For a Fine Yet Cheap Present
Go to tlie assignee sale of S. Rothschild,
310 Main street.
Promlaenena Piatol P rar I ire.
IxniAXArous, December 24. A shoot
ing affray took place at llichmond this
evening. Henry W. Johnson, a promi
nent criminal lawyer, while attempting to
shoot theBaumerbrothers.Khot Policeman
Wertensburg in the thigh, which may
prove serious, and was himself shot in the
back of the head by some unknown party.
The shooting was the result of a lawsuit
between the llnumer brothers and a man
named Vaughan. Johnson was attorney
for the latter.
Aix persons afHicted with dvspeisia,
diarrhea, colic and all kinds of indiges
tions will find immediate and sure cure by
using Angostura Bitters. The onlv gen
uine is manufactured by Dr. J. Ci. li. Sie
gert A Song.
Three Women Mnnterea With aa Ax
Moxctrk, X. C, December 24. Mrs.
Olive liunter, aged eighty years, and her
daughter and granddanghtc-r, were1 mur
dered at .Chatham church, near here. The
weapon used was an ax. All three were
struck several blows. Xo ch-w to the
rnurderers. Great exciteraett.
ItitKfMATisjt, disordered blood, general
debility, and manv chronic diseases pro
nounced incurable, are often cured by
Brown's Iron Bitters.
East Sagikaw, Mich., December 24.
John Lange, twenty-four years old, a
farmer, was" fatally stabbed by a neighbor
named Blimpke this evening. A quarrel
arose regarding the right oi way as they
were driving home from the city.
Sora stomach and eonstipntion of the
bowels cured by Dr. Duncan'.! Liver and
Elktov, Kt. Dr. K. B. Weathers Bays
I regard Brown's Iron Bitten as a medi
ine of nnusnal worth."
Ci.Kvitrrr' will fill all telephone orders
promptly with the best of stock in his lino.
Da. DrNCAs's Cough Balsam is a sure
cure for croup. It wiii never fail.
A FRIGHTFUL FALL.
Cfthvlct Miners Dashed to the Bottom of
the Shaft of a Birmingham ( AU.)
A Distance -or 200 Feet One Mai
Killed, Two Badly and Elcren
The Cause of (he Catastrophe W hole
some Municipal Reforms Rail
t road Talk.
A Frlrhtfnl Aeeident Wnoleaonae
8pecl.il to- (be Appeal.
CHifiA, December 24. This morn
ing at tire shaft of tha Pratt mines, six
miles from Birmingham, an th? convict
miners were being lowered into the mine
to go Id work, the cage escaped from con
ti ol of the engine 8m"i Ws,ended with fright
ful velocity to the bottom of the shaft, 200
fc'ef: THe nten were thrown out on the
ground. iuS nVtineS bavin: been re
versed in the hope of ci'iCtltinii h cage,
caused tho latter, after striking" th
ground, to rebonnd about sixty feet,
when it again descended and caught
threaf inefi nniler it. Joe l'helan was
killed, ttntJ !ai!lli Banker and Kteve
Carter badly injured Hmvn others
were slightly injured. AU were ncgroea,
excrpt two, and those were but slightly
injured. TnS Trrdift of the coroner's
jury showed that the acrfdenl was caused
by the failure to draw off the water If out
tlie cylinder this water preventing suffi
cient steam from entcfinjt the cylinder to
control the cage. The engineiT 'laims
that tho accident was duo to overloading
Tlie Cif y C'tfttrlcll hsn enacted some very
wholesome reforms. One' 6"f t bps"; and prob
ably the most salutary, is the prohibition of
the sale of indecent publications after Janu
ary 1st. Another wise prohibition is as to
toy pixtols. This goes into effect at once,
it nd dealers In Christmas goods are consid
ering how best to get rid of tlwir stocks of
the proscribed toys. Cock-figiitinB, which
had become a lertile source ot all moral
unsoundness, is also prohibited by an or
dinance passed in accordance with a re
cent nmendment to citv chartcredesigned
for the supression of the sport.
Very little information is to be had con
cerning tlie projected railroad Irom tlie
JxwiHville ami asliville line into tlie
(.'ahalra coal fields. As the termini are
not known, nor the course of tho proposed
line, it cannot be said whether it is to be
merely an adjunct to some new
mining enterprise or will afford a new
connection with another railroad system.
The former supposition is, however, de
cidedly the more prolrable. The coal
fields which it is proposed to penetrate
in the valley of the Cahaba river--are
among the richest in this rich district.
The management of the Georgia Pacific
road are arranging to remove their general
offices from Atlanta to Birmingham early
nest month, ii accordance with an agree
ment entered .nto some time ago with the
Elvton Ijind Company.
there is some talk of a large cotton fac
tory !eing built here by the same company
of New Orleans capitalists who are build
ing preparatory to starting the new bank.
The first cotton factory here, a small con
cern, built through the efforts of a North
ern man, wjll Ue ready tor work before
10 KT .SMITH, ARK.
A Mulatto Woman touvlclrd or Murder
44euernl A en a notes.
From an AetHial Correspondent.!
Fokt Smith, December 21. Mr. Keal
hofer, of your city, is circulating among
the grocers ot our town.
The Mate Circuit Court is now in ses
sion. Tlie common law docket is lighter
than usual. The case of II. U. Hollenberg
c. J. C. Keed is being tried and will go to
the jury this afternoon.
On Saturday night we had another fire
on the corner -ot uarnson avenue and
Texas street. The flamus were first dis
covered in the grocery store of King
l!ro8., and spread from there to Nevlin's
butcher-shop, then to the frame building
long known as Tom Kogers's saloon. The
loss is not very great. The stock of King
Bros, was about $500, and is insured for
three-fourths of its value. The buildings
destroyed were all frame and carried good
insurance. That section of the avenue
lias recently been brought into promi
nence as a business point, and substantial
bricks will soon stand in lieu of the un
J. C. Belt, a general store merchant at
Hackett City, was last night married to M iss
Artilla King, of thiscity.
Fannie Echols, a mulatto girl, has been
convicted in the Federal Court of the mur
der of John Williams, her paramour, in
the Indian country. The trial was an in
teresting one, and the defendant was ably
represented by Marcum A Perkins. The
peculiar circumstances of the case have
given it considerable notoriety. She isthe
iirst woman convicted of a crime of that
grade by this court. She swears that the
deceased rose during the night, seennajd a
pistol and declared his intention trTill
her, and in the struggle she succeeded in
reversing the pistol, pulled the trigger, and
shot him in the region of the abdomen.
The verdict of the jury will hardly be set
aside by tlie court.
Business is holding np well in all its
parts. Cotton is still being brought into
our market, and there is a deal in the coun
try. The greatest portion of this season's
cotton has been bought . by spinners
through their agents. This is the better
plan for our local merchants, for heretofore
merchants paid to their debtor-farmers
lietter prices than the quotations justified,
in order to make good their debts.
W. 11. Cole, from Joplin, Mo., has opened
up a handsome drngstore in the new Bailey
building, next to Main Hotel.
D. A. McKibben has sold out big stock
of groceries, and January 1st will convert
his building into a hotel on the European
plan. Mivelaz Bros, will operate the res
taurant in connection with the hotel.
These rooms are handsomely and com
fortably furnished. i.ee.
CHEMISTS HAVE ALWAYS FOUND
The Most Perfect Made.
I PURE FRUIT ACID BAKING POWDER.
Then is none stronger. None so pure
and wholesome. Contains no Alum or
Hat been for feara in a million aomet.
f great Itrtngtti makn it the cheapest.
Ue perfect parity the healthiest. In the
family hat mort deliciout. Prate tt bf the
only true temt.
TEE TEST OF THE OVEN.
WUeMVTMitt: KMM KT
STEELE & PRICE,
ChiCMga. 111., aad St Lotus, Mo.
' "If M Sr. rrta iM
"ai laOM mm hkrt .. Maul.
WE aSAWK WO 8ECOWP CWADK COOOI.
mr lilU aura Xaainlne-tnrcd Aretna
ia -Ha tar si t im mrLm
Style aava rintaBa,ar raraaaM In anarke.
r Few aaala tj W. aV. BITI Jt CO
A. W. KINGSLAWD, Secretary. .
II. U. FJEItGUSOJV, WITH
J. T. LaPRADE km.
Nofj. 301 and 303 2Xaiu
1883, at tha Fint MetodiM Church, by tha Rot,
S. A. Steel, Mr. Thomas t. fttrouxa and Uix
Ax C. Moult. Noesrds. '
SMITH On Monday, Tkerewber 24, 1SSH. at No.
HSCharlMtoa avenue, I kit Surra, son of Charles
mittft, aced foar yaara and aiz months.
Tha faaaral will take place from tha residence
thit (.TUESDAY) alUniooa at S o'elock. l'riendu
cf th family am invited tn attend.
Krciner's Clearing Sale.
ALL OI'R FIXK
FOR MONDAY ONLY.
Kremer'a 4 tearing Nale.
POSSOX DRESS SILK.
FOR MONDAY ONLY,
Kifrafr! rimriHK Halt
ALL OUR FINE CLOAKS
REUUCEDt A BEAUTIFUL
LOT AT FOR MONDAY
aereener'a 4'learine; Nale.
AM OF OUR tl ARTICLES
AND ALti OF OCR Tjo AR
TICLES CP-ffTAIBS. FOR
MONDAY ONLY, AT , ,
Krcmer'N Clearing Sale.
OXlSmELOnciE, Nn.5l. K.OF
V F. The Member f thin hxlir. t
hereby notified to nMrtnltia at their 4 at
Hill, tliia ll'UKSllAYi niaiit. 1'ec. ?,
at 7:oVliek pbnri, fur ayiaent of Uns
n.l UlMtiuHaf UHiMH.
liv order .IOE KA.NUM.
Ukii. M (I.i.kkt, K. R. and h. .
MiftatHftirri akd TxxUKtwt: Bailroad,
iMKUfHif. Tun.. iMfmbar lN-tt. 1
0 freight received or delivered lhi$ day at th
wftT-enoneea oi init rompany,
- C. T. HOAIFK. AateT-t.
. NOTICE T0JH1PPERS.
IOiisvn.i.r An XisraviLi.it Railroad CourAxv,)
Orrirc of Aiihict,
MrKPHiH. Tkn., I)Memler ', Wl.
NO freight will be reeeircd by this eonipanr
to-day. 1". H. CLARK, Aitent.
tUE firm ot ESTES4 ELI.ETT haa been die
aolred by mutual content.
B. M. FTES.
11. T. KLLKTT.
T. Jv GRAHAM.
VERY LOW, FROM LEVEE.
Building and Savings
Notice to the Members and 'the
FiiMic at Large.
W The officers of thti At-MtciiitioB hex leave to
announce that the First iSerien expire with the
month of December. All borrowers tn -erien.
who have baid un their duo and uiterete will
have their trut-t deeds natiffied; and all inventor
in caid eerie are entitled to two hundred dnllnrs
rnh for each no are ef to-k the bold, which will
be imid on retentation of certificate at the office
of the Secretary. Thi neric" ha been in exis
tence ten years and five months, and rtmseafnrnt
ly the Association returns two hundred do) I urn
for every one hundred and twenty-live dolliu in-ve-ted.
The officer- of this eorrtoratioti feel a In" pride
in unvvmic nopi liiiio witn lie nieinnnm inn in
manag-ms; it? h nt ire honornbly, equitably and in-tatllii-fnllv.
Thin is the flntt Ruilitintr Ad-oot-T.-
tion fif this oity which has run any series t it
clor-e, and thin is, do donbt, a sufficient mmrnntce
tor u. future initn-teineht. lhe nmcer- ot ihi An
F'wiation, nearly all of inui were connected with
lb iiiiit lift invaiNtutni eirv nnnwrr, iviuiu"iiii
President; Klward (."Mxmitp 'i'Tfwisiirere and
Samuel llirsch Socretary. L. At K. jbuian. At
torneys. This Associntion issues a New Series ever n:ir
ter. or four durinir each year. The )t quarterly
series contains 425 new thares, and hiwa the
eonluenee ot the nubile in its man n ire men t.
A new series will be ooened on the first of Jn
uary next, and all luirtios desiring- shares, as iu
vest on or borntwers, will apply at the office of
SAMUEL HIRSCH. Secretary.
lW Main street.
311 Main, Cor. Monroe.
Important to Policy-Holders I
OFFICE BOARD IMiERWEITFRH.
aa- By artion of thia Itoard. an ;:tra rharae of
one-fourth of one prr rrnt. ia to be nana fur the
eof OASOLINK t-rOVES. Hartiea konHh-
cin do nt allow the uie of uh fttova ahould
call on their company, oar thia extrn rre-niunt
antt art the pririlrjre tetloiWl on their ixilirjr, ax,
vitboat it, taeir policies are roid hy their own
term. Thii notice is given as 1'IiOTtcTIO.N
By order of the Boaro'.
W. H. r)HK. Sccrrtary.
tha nasent wttaaa Iran aueel In -tnalllw
nxrHIS, TEXX nsasl lata Ti-smIc genre-ally.
Street, Jlemphls, Tcan
I I i Cf) J
WAXrFACTTllEIW AKD DEAT.F.R.S. IJtH
Carriage and Wagon Hardware and Material of All Kinds.
a rru stock or
Saddlery and Harness !
AND OfltTl'tW Ainre TO TTIW LTXEJ
AGENTS FOR THE TENNESSEMKltBURN AND FISH BROS,.
175-177-179 MAIN STREET, MEMPHIS.
n m m (ol n
n Lza n imjzJ u u SLmZJ w KzJ zj
OUR STOCK IS NOW COMPLETE!
TO WHICH WE INVITE AN INSPECTION.
875 MAIN STREET.
5-lb. Box French-Mixed Candy $1 00
5-Ib. Box " Pure Broken Homemade" Candy,
out ou. jriAUi: mi o
5-lb. Box Twisted Stick Candy,
OI H mo IrliliK Ml (Ni
3-lb. Box Extra-Fine French Candy $1 00
l-lb. Box Extra-Fine
l ib. Box Pure Stick or
La. Oranges 35 and 50
Ripe Bananas 20 and 25
Malaga Grapes 25
Lemon Peel 25
Silver Moon Flour.-
Extra Mixed Nuts-
COFFEE - ROASTED EVERY DAY
Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar, Sugar House
Molasses, Oatmeal, Cracked Wheat, Graham
Flour, Figs, Extra-Large Pecans, Almonds,
English Walnuts, Etc., Etc.
ouvaniE A JUL
tiik siioi: sTiti:
?ri i iirR
t i n: thi
. . 300 MAIN 8TBEET,
rflrr froni Abromi I'rampl y Eaarnted.
food condition. mmnwrnmietZ
arart'ataloirnaa and Frlrr-I.lt will J
brVnl l'meii appll-
OR THE HOLIDAYS!
LAKO'U Al CHOICE NllLl'tTIOXS OF
Fine SoM Silver Ware!
FRENCH MARBLE CLOCKS,
JEWELRY, WATCHES & BRONZES!
KrLEXDIO I.I he or
Flemish Jugs,Plaques, Artistic Brass Goods
'" A KPEI'UL AMMORTMEXT OF 'niTICAM.T MATCIirif
DIAMOND SOLTAIRE 1MB
PI.EDID MTlM'K or
DIAMOND RINCIS, LACE-FINS, BKACELETS & STUDS
1841 I : MEBIPfflS, TENN. 1 1883
ry fioods. Notions, Clothin!
GENTLEhlEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Nofta. 326-328 Main Street Memphis, Tenn.
B AKK iy DAIXT KECHUT r MiMKAHLK
AffiHT m a trawl atHitM th moMt rM.vorbl tor
f rniT murirc in h rnilfi ttiir. inl iwdtiromntii to 'h Btivr. HCHOSI 4 4 .F
II. li. HOWELL.
H. B. HOWELL & CO.
So. 268 Front utreet, Hemphis, Tnuie-eet
Fine Raisins -
Extra Bunch Raisins
- $7 25
-By Express Daily
or tiii: noithivist
i, m v
o rii i
1AM. AMD WIVTKR 4JMDft, WHICH
ma. Ur t-ritma will omratra fitvnnik.v with th
J. II. COCKE,
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