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The Memphis appeal. (Memphis, Tenn.) 1886-1890, January 31, 1886, Image 4

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MJS1UT, JJJCAJtY tl, 1880
There will be a brilliant assemblage
of ladies and KsaUamen at th charity
ball to be given at tha Peabody Hotel
Tuesday night The thoughtful aad
human gentlemen who originated
this plan for raising a fond to help the
offering poor deserve tba tbaaka of
all who sympathise with distressed
humanity. Eipecial praise is das H
FursUnhoim, who has bad the enter
prise deeply at heart and labored so
assiduously far its success. Bach men
are a blessing to humanity. They al
ready exhibit something of that
j splendor which glitters beyond the
J gt.9 we call death, for the essence of
:' true religion is love, charity and
;t mercy. The lives ol aooh men a-e
as mnch brighter than those of the
moathinjr. Paritana as the wing of the
i bntteifly Is more radiant than the
1 grub from which it springs. The
I money which minietsre receive in
J payment for their salaries does not
J come to them annotated. Bame of
it Is mads in dealing in fat
i ore, by the profits made an
' the sweat and toll of the widow,
J who Is paid starvation wages,
j by the money derived from the nsws
( papers of Memphis who "bars sold
out to the devil ;" axd it does not be
come those who receive money fiom
each sources to condemn the method
of raising a charity fund by a social
ire iting of lsdirs and gentlemen at
pnblio hot si. It Is gratifying to know,
however, that the proposed charity
ball oa Tuesday evening next will be
a grand success. A similar ball given
for a similar purpose in Baltimore dur
ing the pa t week was attended by
resident Cleveland, a part of his
Cabinet and fa nily. The President, a
dved-ln the-trool IVnflhvtprlan. him nn
tuts tor balls or social gatherings; but
; when he saw tba', his presence con
i, tributsd to the relief of the suffering
. widow and orphan, he attended fie
;i Baltimore ball, did a graceful act Of
- charity, and was not contaminated by
coming In contact with the ladies and
i .gentlemen who had met for the
' benefit of the roor. The charity
( ball to be given at the Peabody llotel
on Tuesday night has the active
" partiulpa'ion of many sccial lenders,
the generous co-operation of the pub
lie, a ad tbu results will no doubt be
most gratifying. The muBic will be
flweet to all present, but still sweeter
t) the cold, ragged, hungry poor.
There will be dancing, but each
step will be kept tu the music of char
ity. Heathens and saints should unite
In a double-jhufll , clj Virginia
break-down when suffering men,
helpless women aad hungry children
are relieved by the exploit. On with
the dance) On with charity.
! This is a hackneyed subj ect, has been
discussed to exhaattioa, but it is an
evil which can only be exterminated
by radical means. In a spirit of human-
' ity, the fear of doing injustice to some
? honest man who has been unfortunate,
people everywhere have been kind
1 and patient with the tramp. Cut it
j hat been tally demonstrated that, as a
f rule, tramps will not work and that
they are the nursery from which the
worst class of criminals are recruited.
; .every gentleman cf Memphis who
; walks the ttretti at night Is met at
; every corner by one cf these able
bodied vagabonds, who tell the same
fatarettped itiry. This nuisance is
! exceedingly annoying and embarras
sing (o a man of benevo'ent feelings.
He dit likes to turn a deaf far to die
, trees, and, it'll unwilling to encourage
i vicious idleness, he passes on haunted
by the fear tost he has been cruel to
J aome good man really unfortunate.
But the appeals of these vagrant i have
j beto ne frequent, the character of ths
, tramp is so well understood that the
time has come when the most charita
'ble and humane can no longer be
imposed upon. The whole country
must unite on some plan to break up
vagrancy. Unless there can bs co
' operation the tramps will fl ck to the
IStHea where vagrancy is permitted.
Birmlngban, Ala , has made a move
In the right direction, a 1 will be aeon
' from the following special dispatch
: published in yesterday's Appkal:
' For soma ttn put about 100 treapi htrt
i bean loa8.ni around SIom'i furnaca and
. (leaping in tba warmth of tha long battery
ol tha coka on. Tha laru&ca ntjdva
' handi and rapt atadlf mada tflorti to employ
tha trampa. but t ay would not work. Taa
fiolieamadearatd on theus) and au -caeded
n capturing; twaati-four, and all wen land
ad in jail, eerea wera trie1 and oonTirtad
' to-Jnr. and fined (2i each for Vagrancy.
I'her will ba I ut in tha coal mines iu work
out their find. There it aa duubt uf the
conviotiua ol the real.
Every city, whither large or small,
should adopt the same plan. An hon-
eat man had rather work tot the meat
and brca 1 he eats than to beg for it
But the chronic tramp, devoid, tf
hope, ambition, love or gratitude, and
' who has sworn eternal hostility to
' labor should be mada to choose be
tween labor and starvat'on. When all
cities adopt the methods of Birming
ham fie tramp will shua them with
the same readiness he shuns labor.
The country successfully deals with
every other evil and it can eradicate
the evil of tramping. Vagrancy fosters
and excited the criminal propensities,
and every man who follows the lifa of
3 vagrant wui ultimately become a
criminal Men are restrained Lorn
crime not so mnch from fear
if the laws as the loss o! public re
i! eel, Tramping removes this re-
straint Sine it is known tsat hope
less lselnesa is what makes the tramp,
all sympathy for him is gone. Every
where he is regarded as a walking
nuisance, foul t the eye, loathsome
to the nostrils, revolting to the moral
sense of decent people. All in all,
the tramp la a repulsive being. There
Is only one way to exterminate him
force him to work or starve.
It is amscing t) bow great an ex
tent the silver people have contrived
to befog the silver question now be
fore Congress. That question is:
There being enough dollars coined to
supply the present and the immediate
future, why aboutd we go 01 coining
more? It is laid that, as a silver
producing country, we should favor
bimetallism. Cut to stop ths coinage
of dollars is co to stop ths circulation
of dollars, and we should be as much
blmetallista while suspending coin
age nntll it was wanted as we
are now. Because a man likes
potatoes, he doss not go on buying
potatoes when he bus already a whole
year's supply in bis store-roomr, nor
is he damaging the potato trade be
cause be stops buying until his stock
gets low. The question Is farther be
fuddled by bringing in the policy of
having "cheap money" to pay bond'
holders with. There is millions of
cheap money alrealy manufactured to
pay with for some time to come, pay
ment of bends included, so that to
at"p coinage until coins are wanted
will not leave us bare of cheap money.
The bondholders may or may net
deserve to be piid in eighty cent
dollars, but the question of their de
servings has nothing to do with mint
ing coins of which we have already
more than sufficient in stock. These
and other matters are lugged In ti hide
the real reason why such an
effort la made to continue the
coinage . of silver dol'u-s. The
real object in view is (o support
the silver-mine moaopolkti by pur
chasing half their yield every year.
If any reader doubts this, let him read
over aaln the Sherman silver bill
published in the Aitcal last Fri
day. There he will discover that
after all the logic and eloquence spent
to prove the necessity of continuing
ths coinage of sil ver dollars the silver
men are willing to give up the coinage
if the government still continues fo bvy
ti'.ver. That bill proposes to stop the
coinage of silver provided the govern
ment buy and store away to', less than
?,000,030 ounces t f silver every month.
Their silver bought and paid for, wba)
does the silver-mining interest care
whether the silver is coined or kept in
vault', or certificates issuod upon
them, or notT This silver bill cf Sen
ator Sherman's ought to convince
every one that the object of thoss who
contend for the omtlnuod coinao of
silver is simply and solely to help, not
the country, but the trent silver
miners' monopoly. j
SJctaarfrr Wlnuvr of the Hatch by
Uood nr(lu.
New York. January 80. The bill
iard match between Jacob Schaefer
and Maurice Vignaux, which has
been in progress for the past five
nights, was ended (oniuht. Five
thousand dollars was the sttke for
Inch the men plaved. and either was
obliged to make Mm points to win
Schaefer won, after a fine game, by
loe following sco e:
total score for five nights: benauir,
ouuu; vignaux, -'s;m. a
The fallowing is the score cf the
night s play:
Fcnaeiar 17. . 4. l.O. 36. 70. 20. 35,
i, , hi, I, I, ill, v, , iUO, t, V, o.
1 fl 11 I 7 V I 'M 11 Ml 1UU o n u
31, 3D, 08
Vignaux-20, 0. 15. 3. 0. 2. 1. 18. 100,
8, 0. 0. 7. 35. 17. 13. 0. 1. 0. 1. 2. 2. 91
OO, 1, 0 iM.
bcuaefer a average, ?5 13-20; Vig
naux a average, iu z-xu.
Best runs bchaefer. 108. 77. C8. 35.
31, 20, 22 i Vignaax, 130. 04, 60, 35, 20.
Time of game Two hours and fifty
Grand average for five nights
Mcnaiier, 12U-141; Vigonax, 19 121
The For Irtrap, Jin Btatan, Who
Was Hlllml oa tha KnllrwaTi.
tooKRisroNDRXca or ths irriiL.I
Shii.by, Mim., JiioaHrv 29. Mr,
John Keacan of Cincinnati, 0., the father
or tna poor tramp, Jim Hoaaan, who was
run over and killed by tha aouth-bound
paaraBier train tha 14th tnetant at thli
lilaoa. tl here to remoTa tha remain! of hit
aon to Oinoinnati for interment. It if Terr
aad to witneaa tha quiet, earneat irlof of tha
cray-halreil father aa ha perioral! tha aad
rree toward hn proaiful ion, who haa been
absent rrora hie family for twa years. Ha
leaves to-day for home via Memphie- Thie
o OMia tha text aot of this lad tracedy with
our Utile village.
our qoondsiu friend, Qao. Oraihani.leavai
to day for hia old home, Morton, still,,
where ha will engage In buaiaeia.
The thaw haa eat in in earneit and our
country la one vast Mpanaa of atad and
Money acarre, times dull, merohanti
growling. Mux.
Mile. Marie Almee, who makes her
appearance Monday, has undoubtedly
wo ss great, if not greater success in
ber venture in the fields of English
comedy than she has ever achieved ss
Queen of Opera liouffe, and this is
ctruinly the greatest purse that can
be be towed ou my artist. Mam'ulle,
the comedy which Messrs. Jessup and
Gill have written expressly for Aimee.
haa won its way into public favor, and
win one ot the greatest sno
ceeees of last season. The farce-comedy
gives Aimee numerous opportuni
ties for the disp'ay of her wonderful
vivacity and facile art, in which she
is unexcelled. Aside from Mam'ulU,
which proved a great success In it sea
so3, we are to have Vict nien Bardnu's
most brilliant comedy, Tht Diivrct
Bill, on Wednesday night, which has
mads a great hit, and Jsmup and
Gill's latest farce-comedy, Minor Mrt ,
rocent'y presented for the first time at
Milwaukee, where it achieved a suc
cess. Aimee bate number of entirely
new coags and dances, which are bet
ter than ever.
C-raabjr's Dlaae) aMftaa.
The attractioaa billed up for the
present week at Crosby's Dime Mu
seum are certainly - equal to, if not
a heal of, previous programmes.
Powerful Arguments by Slaughter's
Coansel-Tbe Trial 'ster
day on Its fie; x.
There was quite an audience in the
Chancery Court yesterday morning at
10 o'clock when the 8mith-Slauzhtar
contest came'up for hearing befjre the
Chancellor, on a motion to dissolve on
its merits as shown by the bill aid
answer. CjL Gantt submitted as
amendment a statement from Deputy
Clerk McDonald to the effect that he
made figures instead of check marks on
the originsl tally slip. Affidavits
msgiatiates that Lee Allen did not
tote, his own statement to the con
trary notwithstanding, aliJavits
magistrates that Mr. Smith and his
friends asked f r a second . ballot be
cause there was a suspicion that the
first was f ml, and si 10 a papor raising
the question as ti the right of Jcsiices
Croes aid Mercer to vot',' coupled
with a sworn statement that they
vottu every time wr timltD, were sut-
initir u as amendments by tue delend
anr, Hiangnter. -mh
Sir. John D. Hartla.
Mr. John D. Martin cf counsel for
defendant read for a few momenta
from the bill, as a banis for his areu
ment. The action of the chaii man in
declaring the first t allot a fool after
having announced the election of
Smith, he declared was not arbitrary
but be acted strictly in accordance
witn tie tue rule ol tne court. There
was no necessity for a reconsideration
the chairman elm ply enforcing a tirne-
nonorea ruie.to ine inirsction ol which
attention was called, lie arm simply his
ths mouthpiece d the court, not the
judge, i o put tie chairman in place
oi toe court la tJ count the court
nullitv. The mere assertion of
presiding o Ulcer has no force
without the concurrence of the
court. His honor was asked, the
speaker said, stmpiy to substitute
a correct rule cf the chairman
for an incorrect one made under
misapprehension, to do what the
Uxubty Court itself did, and no more,
Afer coneett'ng to the decision
againBt him, the relstor comes like a
boy with a stumped toe to ask relief
ol this court, tie has usurped for
year the cilice he now claims for aa
other year. He muy deny that he is
ruining a contort, but yourbonor wilt
find from the bill and answer that it is
nothing more, and must to decide,
which takes away the jurisdiction of
mis couiv.
' i 1 1
Col. Ueo. Uuntt.
CjI. George Gantt, the ex-chalrmui's
attorney, io;e to speak, and it was
p'ain that lor once in bis lit he was
about to iritke it strained and labored
fflbrt. Jle did not occupy much more
than half of the hour given him and
made no points except in the nature
of objections to the proper filing c f the
anieuuuionts to the answer, lie reit
erated his argumnat that the chairman
pra-tttu., having oace anno mod tha
election of Hiait'j, no power o i eaith
could lake it away from him, and that
though be might have consented at
the timn, if he found afterward that
he bad redbon to insist it win his right
t do so. As to his fa lure to give
nond, uol. uantt said he supposed
Smith thought he had done so, and
had been sworn in. Oiois and Mercer
wero mentioned in the course cf Col,
Gantt's speech, and Judgs McDowell
raid that II the corporations they rep
relented bai been abolished ttnly
were nnquesuonaoiy no logger mem
hers of tne court, but to count out
their votos would D.e going behind the
returns. -1 '
Orn, Laihe B. Wright
. Gen. Luke E. Wright, whose turn
came next, asked for an hour, but
was restricted to forty minutes, made
a poveiful argument, speaking very
rapidly and in a lone which made his
own conviction rf the fores aud truth
of bis argument p uin to all who
heard him. Smith, who bad been
E resent in court up to this time, toik
is departure when Gen. Wright got
on his feet.
1 Yonr honor," he said, "has at
tempted to liken elections by the
County Court to popular elections.
There is no naalogy between them;
a judge at a popular election has the
power to reject a vote, a canvassing
officer has not. The Cnanty Court
holds a triple coiition. It holds, de
cides and pronounces an election. The
announcement of tie chairman pro
tern, objected t by thetourt, can be
revised in a moment. Tne jus
tices are the judges of the ballot.
The Wright-Uurry cafe is one where
the County Court, sitting ai judge, not
canvasser, threw nude ceitiin votes.
Nothing more cat be made of it. This
bill sets np all the facts; that it has
always been a rule of the court to
throw out all ballots when more were
counted out tbaa voted ; that the role
was in full force; that when relator s
friend objected to the ruling, other
friends and relator himself asked
the withdrawal ot the motion tor
appeal. Relator Smith entertained
lofty views about taking Ian office
tainted with a suspicion of aa unfair j
tullo'. The spirit maybsstiosg but
t is flssh is weak. The fact is he
thought he had 21 votes fixed, and
could a 11 or d to be magnanimous. I
am accused of bringing in new mat
ter. Where was it ever heard tbut
toaiplaiuant, by patching together
parts tf facts, can get an injunc
tion which will stand forever in the
face of an answer giving all the
facts. Were that a rule of plasties, the
more unscrupulous the plaint ff the
easier it would be to win. Here is an
undoubted authority which t nys that
if there is the least thing mislea ling,
or if any of the f cts are suppressed by
tbe party seeking to put in motion the
ingress of the com t, an in j nnction can
not lie. Was it gcoi filth for the re
lator to say he protected ; that he was
bona fide chairman for 1 8S5. Here are
affidavits showing that Croes and Mer
cer represent corporations which have
been abolished, and that tbey vod
every time for Smith. Take them
away and we have the prima facie
proof of the election of Slaughter.
VV ould your honor permit him to an
in simply because he filed his bill and
git his injunction first, and that, too,
wnen on tiis own snowing be bad not
majority of the legal votes! Yonr
honor could certainly do no less
than say to both, hands off until tbe
sae is decided on its merits. Some
thing bai been said about defendant's
insolvency. In ctoeing, I want to say
on that point tbat we are willing to
make it a condition of the dissolution
of the injunction that he shall give an
indemnity bond." This closed tbe
argument.' Judge Jlc.''cell asked
thet brief? be sent to his apartments.
and in leaving the bench remarked
that both had convinced him tbst
neither was elected, and he thought
ne on iteiter appoint Justice lorfc.
a. decision is promised Friday.
Where the (; Win Be Held A
Jawleei View f tUm Kvaa
SJ lata).
Services will be begun to-morrow
night in the Court StreeH church and
continue through an entire week. It
win be a week of united Christian
sffort for the salva'jon of souls. The
various denominations are a unit as to
this boly purpose. The pastors are
arnewiy praying ana taithfully labor
ing lor a revival of religion which
shall reach info every part of the city.
The great evangelist, with the "sweet
singer," will not arrive until Friday
night. But the revival may be here
before these consecrated men see our
city. A score of earnest pastors, av
siBiBU oy several hundred sealous,
warm hearted Christian workers
united in such a cause, will undonbu
cdly exert a powerful influence for
pood. Jliis will be an era in the re
ligious history of Memphis. The fol
lowing is a list of tbe services for the
Monrluy, 7:30 p.nr. Meeting con
ducted by the Rev. A. W. Lamar.
Tneeday, 7:30 p.m. Meeting con
ducted by the Kv. W. E. Hoggs.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Meeting
conducted by the Rev. R. H. Mahon.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Meeting con
duct d by iho Ray. J. B. Briney.
No tickets will be needed for these
meetings. The services will ronsist ot
prayers, gospel hymns aad a brief,
pointed address by the minister who
conducts the meeting. Each service
will be limited to one hour. The
singing will be under the direction of
the choir, but tbe congregation will
be expected to sing. Let everybody
provide himself with a hymn-book.
Any of oar book-sellers will furnish it
at 5 cents.
Tbe Choir.
The choir for the Moody and Bankey
meetings is composed of one hun
dred aud fifty of the beet singers
in the city and has been under drill
for tome days. The"Gospel Choir," a
woik prepared especially for these
gospel meetings, is in -use by the choir
and we adviso all who propose to at
tend the meetings to purcinw a copy
at Wills's on Main street. Tbe "Gos.
pel Choir" is the joint work of Iia D.
Sattkey end Janios McGranahan and
is beautifully printed aid handsomely
bound aad contains, perhaps, the fin
est col ction cl spiritual sougs to be
found between the covers of anv aim-
i!a- beffk now offered to the public. It
is i rom the press r! aigt low it Main,
publishers, of New York end Chicg-?.
The "Gospel Choir." as the advertibe-
ment of the composers and comDilets
tells us, "is largely composed oi new
tarred songs, duets, choruses and an-
tnems, specut'iy prepared for use in
t onnection with evtuirelistic work ni
conducted by Mr. P. L. Moody, D. W.
Whittle and others." . .
AJewlah View of the) Kvaiiaellets.
Jewish Spfdator: Moodv aid Sanknv
are to vinit Momphii anil to hold forth at
mo lUiiiDor,na I'rodhytenan church.
1 heir arrival ia well timod. The first xtniul
mid oommeroiul excitement" of the winter
eon Bre orers it in too enrly'for the open
ing ot tho iprinir trade, and people in gen
eml aro now a little dull in spirit and have
plenty of leiaure. Undor the circumstances,
there il excellent iiropucx't nf fu'l inm.
ad good return, larnelitet. of course.
take very little interest in tha emntinnal
lenmtionaliaui controlling revival, but wa
r ne allowed to on l r tain a doubt as
ha lNxtintf hanelltl tlnrivnrl frnm it fnr
the Christian church's ol this city. The
aoed pastors of this city who favored this
movement will, in course of time, find out
that, honest and onergetio aslhey are them
selves, and beloied and esteemed by their
respective congreeations and by the com
munity at lane, they could have brnented
the cause of Christianity a great deal more
by working faithfully and unostentatiously
In thnir rospeotira inheres. By invitinir
sensationalism into their pulpits they have
also invoked Its evil rtstilta. Thousanda
will flock thither to hear Moody ana KnV
ut ef more cariosity or Christian piety
hundreds will be converted under the
nervons excitement nf th mrwtln h..
dredi will relapse again into indiflerantism
and Infidelity after tha Avnnlitj -m Ana
few, from the intensity of emotional intox
ication, will have to be admitted into tbe in
sane asylum and tha net gain remainiag
will be a few souls saved a result which la
ln.lt.ni ll.ftnl If .n, n...,! 1,1, . V. (T .
and wliioh could hare as well been achieved
hrearnost exhortations on the part of the
Memphis olergy. lbe experience of other
communities coafirmi the truth of our state.
me Flatter Inlereet Not Bailatled
with Deputy H'alib'a Beporl.
Considerable tilk wm caused ves-
terday by the publicatioa in tbe Ap
peal of Deputy Walsh's report in the
Fisher-Loagne suit, or, at it is gener
ally anown. ine fimmet Dank case.
The suit bin been running since 1872,
nu nas Deen contested lncn bv inch
bv the litigants, aa Mrs. Fisher, widow
i ine late rom fisner, is determined
to vindicate the correctness of the
books of ber late husbacd. One of,
the attorneys representing the Fisher
interests was met by an Appsm. re
porter yesterday, and in answer to the
question as to what ha thought ol the
report, aaid : "The report published in
your paper waa that niade by Mr.
Wa'.sh, one of the deputies in tbe
nice of the clerk and master, to which
except ons are being now prepared by
the solicitors renreeentinir the Fisher
interest. There is great difference in
the conclusions reached bv Mr. Walsh
and those reached and repot tad by Mr.
. B. Mclienry, an experienced offi
cer, afier mature deliberation and in
veetitution, who found a large balance
in Mr. Fisher's favor. Counsel for
Mr. Fisher have no doubt bnt that In
this, a in all previous hearings before
the chancellor, the referees and the
Supreme Court, the final decree will
be in their favor."
Ciladetone to Meet tiie cneea at
Wladeetr Ts-Dsy.
London, January 30. Mr. Glad
atone, who haa been summoned by the Queen
to form a Cabinet, will visit her majesty at
the royal palace, at Osborne, Monday. ,
will ahortly address a meeting at Bslfast,
ana will aubseiuently deliver a speech in
Manchester, in which he will inform the
peovdo of that city of hie Irciireseion of the
loyalty of tha inhabitants of L later.
i.an. Ponsonbe. nrivata aeeretarv to the
Onmn. nrasented to Mr. Gladstone her ma
jesty's mandate at 12 :JtO o'clock thismorn-
,r i . i u- t'l.l.t 1 1
IDB;. in BWCmr, nu ror. wiiic uu
a consultation which lasted half an hear.
fear that Mr. Gladstone will be compelled to
torm a cnmproniire Cabinet. Mr. tlladstooe
had contorences this evening with several
prominent Liberate. It ba trausiiired that
Hon. Poasonby called Upon the Mariinis of
balisbnry before visiting Mr. G ledatone. and
haa slnoe consulted with Lord llartiniton
and others.
order la the Kirat Degree).
St. Louis. Mo., January 80.
Speeches by counsel iu the murder ease of
Luio Chiack. the alleged Chlnast "hiah
bitdor, closed between 4 and b o'clock this
afternoon The lurr then retired, and
about 8 o'olock tonight tl" rendered a
verdiet of guilty of murder lo tbe first
What the Police Found la a Trank
Brilliant Prospects Ba
intd for Life.
The police picked up two of the
freahest fish men yesterday which
bave come to their ntt for some time.
One of them is changed with forgery,
ana tae oiner witn downright stealing,
Pllferlaar fro we aafe.
For some time pa.t Mr. G. TV.
F.sher, who keeps a furniture, jewelry
ana geneiat couse-iurnisniag store on
Second itreet, oppoaitt Court (Square,
has been missing small sums of money
snd pieces of jewelry from his euft,
but was st a loss who tt suspect. lie
bui a number of employes, none of
wnom, nowever, nai any business in
the fate. The combination was not
turned off during the day, pnrely la
convenience, and the aH'cles missed
were taken when Mr. Fiaher or bis
wif happened to be in a part of the
store distant from the safe.. A sack of
rautiVcd coin was missed a few
days sgo, and afterward a pair
of bandfoma biu'jelets and a fine
gold chaic Inquiries were made and
Mr. Fither learned that nue cf his
clerks, F. W. Oats, had been seen
wearing the wat;h chain, and that bis
sweetheart bad been dazzlingly arrayed
on one or two occasions in a pair of
bracelets like the pair stolen from
him. He had a conlorence with Chief
Davis, who was convinced of Oati's
guilt and ordered, his arrest. He as
serted his innocence at first, bat when
Chief Davis foind tbe stolen chain in
his trunk at his boa-dlng-honse, at 48
Second street, be coafessed. He would
ot own, however, to the larceny of
more than t?6. .The bracelet ha aald
before Christmas to Hllbrstb, ths jew
eler on Main, near Poplar. Fonr silk
handkerchiefs were also stolen, and
three of them were tonnd
in his tiunk. Tbe odd land-
kerchief, be said, be bad given
tj Annie Taylor, a boarder at
Blanche Currv's. 1C9 Ma-ket tonara.
with whom be hai been Intimate for
some t me. Onto is a yonne man. not
yet married, and has lived in Mem
phis for four or five veara. He clerked
for some time at Gregg's furniture
A Preaaman'a Device.
About a week ego H. J. Heister, the
Main itreet retail druegist, cave his
office boy a letter to mail containing a
check in f tvor of Myer Bros., Cincin
nati, for $)!), the amount due them
for drugs. He t'aonght no more about
it, but when be received a duu from
Myer Bros, a day or two since be
concluded that the check must have
miscarried. He called at the bank and
found it had been paid. The teller
said that the check had beea present
ed the nex', day by .a young man,
who was to d that be mutt be identi
fied. Stortly afterward the young
man broaght it back with the name
MyerBtoj. printed in script in two
places ecrow tie back, with the
ie,tend, "Pay ti Lee Stanley." A
clerk at, Garrison 'enamed Montgomery,
t S-anley's solicitation, said he
kaew fcta:ley, and the roo iey was as
oordingly paid hira. Of course Mr.
Heinter had an interview at once with
Stanley, whom he found to be a press
man at Iiowe, Townseud & Creigh
ton's. He said he found the chock in
the itreet, and after he had git fie
money on it felt that he had done
wrong, and informed his comrade,
who told him to wait a day rr two
and it weuld be advertised. He was
willing to pay tbe money back and
was allowed to do so, being put un
der arrest immediately afterward.
Stanley is about nineteen years old
and a nice-looking yonng fellow. He
came here about a month ao from
Nashville, where he has a mother and
sister. .
Wlsbea It TJitderstexMl that
Wroto the Davis Letter.
. The Scimitar ot yesterday afternoon
published a card eiirned bv Miea Hat.
tie Paul, business munairer of the Da-
per, whose substance is contained in
the f iltowing extracts, for which the
A rr sal, generous always where wo
man is concerned, cheerfully gives
space :
Miss Panl sarsi I do not alaslra to Imn
iu iio,omerB n m L'iru writer, ur inueea lo
be before the publio in any wny, bnt in sim
ile justice to Attorney-uenerat Turner. I
estre to state in retard to tha letuir nnh.
lislied in the Avalanche and Ahpkal of bat
nrday morning, that the Attorney-General
knew nnthiug whatever of the leltir, never
diotated it, nor indeed, did he ever see its
contents, until a brother of Davis, living
in this city, and who teemed to be
nuite distressed over the matter, nailed
at the office of the Similar last Monday af
tirnoon, and showed it to hira. II.
I', Davis, aa agent of the & imilar en the
Memphis, Bel ma and Urnnswick railroad,
collected iW of its money and appropriated
It to his own uso without authority from any
oae connected with tho office. I was
vexed with Davis for Iris oon duet and had
been greatly bothered by tha raoeint
of complaining letter! from subscrib
ers along the lina of the Memphis,
belma and Brunswick railroad, aad ia a
moment of indignation I wrote the letter
published to him, and underneath my anger
endeavored to rave him from a public expose
on aeoennt ef the faot that ha bad a mother
and a sister. I had heard tha general state
that if ha eonld get the proper facts
bearing an the ease, that he waa
going to try and have hia indinted
for embextlement, of which he waa guilty.
bo far aa Mr. Davla ia concerned, he
aeted la a way that, to bonaat people, looka
dishonest, but itisln justice toAttorney
General Turner that I sign my name to this
statement in order to conclusively prove
that he waa in complete ignorance of the
letter wbioh I wrote to Davis as businesa
manager ol the Scimitar, and that ha en
tirely disapproved of it.
Of America Jloniothiag; Abont tbe
atate onaell Soon to Be
Held Here.
The State Council cf the Catholic
knights of America, oae of the most
influential and popultr benevolent as
sociations in the United States,
will be held here iu May,
and del?gstes from Nashville,
Knoxville, Chat anoogs, Clarksville,
Jackson, Columbia and Memphis
branches will be in attendance. The
object of the meeting will be to per
fect general laws for the management
of the order in Tennessee, aid r'fjo to
elect delegates to the Supreme Con
vention to be held in ubicn ?o in May,
1S87. The order of Ca'.bolic Kniahts
of America originated in Nashville,
but haa extended its branches toother
States and now embraces every State
ia the Union, with a total member
ship of 16,000. It paid out lart year
In Memphis a'one, to families cf de
ceased members $14,030.
Branch ?, the largest in Memphis,
w.ll be represented in the Council by
O O. Johnson and J. J. Duffv; J. J.
B rry and Tom Dwyer, alternates. The
o her local branches, 35 and 177, re
s actively, will be represented In the
Council by the fallowing gentlemen:
Branch 35, Thomas O'Neil and J. R.
Waltb, delegates; James Beilly and
Wm. Harrington, alternates. Brarc'i
177,the6ev.Wm.Walsh.delegste; Jno.
Lilly, alternate. The Council will be
in session for three or four days, and
its proceedings will be watched with
interest by Catholics generally.
TutTisas roat bbaleo bios.
Mora Abaat Oardea Hew Line
Teaasaaea Far aal Folats
plkea aat aparka.
A nottoe to aontractors was issued
Teaivrjay try the Memphis, Birming
ham and Atlantis railroad stating that
sealed pro no sal would be received
nntil 12 o'clock m. on Monday, tbe
15th day cf February, 1886, for the
graduation, masonry, bridging, trestles
and cross-ties for that part ol the
Memphis, Birmingham and Atlantic
railroad lying between tbe Illinois
Central and the Mobile and Ohio rail
roads, being abont s!x'y (60) miles in
length. The LezitUtura of Miseiasirmi
having granted all the needed legisla
tion and the a' tempt of Wolffe and
his associates lo steal the n ai having
utterly failed, the woik of pushing
tais vainaoie line oa to JJirmingham
will be resumed at ones, arid Mr.
James B. Pace, the president, who
dui returned to Kicnmoou, promises
that it ehall be completed t that
point by 1eeember, 1887.
Tbe Uaald Hyalean.
A Chattanooga special says: ' The
Gould system of roads have finally
suoceeded iu baving rates out of Mem
phis ti Texas points advanced ti such
figures as ti keep Teaneesee and Ala
bama iron manufacturers ont of that
State. This advance is in the interest
of St. Lonis maaufaoturers, aad is a
direct mow at tbe central South."
reel tlianBfte.
It is believed that Mr. E. H. Barna.
the present tmperlntendant of the
xinsttngton divisoa of the Chesa
peake and Ohio railroad, is ths com
ing superintendent ot tne Georgia di
vision of the Fart Tennessee svstem.
I i the mean time an order has" been
issued bv tbe manager of the svstem.
authorizing,!. U. Garnet, master of
trains of the Atlanta division, and B.
N Rice, master tf tra'ns of the Bruns
wick division, to act as superintendent
of the reapsct;ve divisinns.
trdesa Accepts,
And now comes the statement that
James K. Ogden, general freight a jent
of tbe Fast Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia system, has made a formal
acceptance of tbe proflirof the com
missionership of the Southern 7.00I.
He tendered his resignation Thursday,
it is said, as general freight agent, t
take effect on the 12.h, a-?d wJl as
sume his new duties on the 10:h.
thFIh ilti TyIball.
Tbe Hoet eaaea of tbe Kntertalnnieot
aad Bel Ira or the Dances.
The following ladies have been ap
pointed as a "Comm ttfeof Eo.tieses"
to receive and entmain our guests at
the charity ball on tae night of Feb
ruary 2d at the Peabody Hotel. They
will greatly a3sut our Beoeption Com
mittee by attending promptly at 9
o'clock that night:
Mrs. Napoleon Hill, chairman : Mes
dsmes Sam Tate, jr., Fraysar Hols', II.
i' tireienueim, r.. ti. Baowden, ii W
Mitchell, E. S. Hammond, II. J. For
Betbell, J. M. Semm
Assisted by Mrs. F, T. Anderson.
Mrs. VV. D. Cjnnnn, Mrs. A. VaccBro,
Mro.W.'vT. rJcbo .lSeld, Mrs. J.J. Duffy,
Mrs. W. W. McDowell, Mrs. K Lowen-
stein, Mrs. Wm. Jvatienberger, Mrs.
John 8. Tcof, Mrs. T. J. Latham, Mrs.
Jt M. Goodba', Mrs.W. D. Beard, Mrs.
John E. Randls, Mrs. W. F. Taylor,
Mrs. Barney Hashes. Mrs. J. S. An
drews, Mrs. 8. O. Toof, Mrs. N. Fon.
nine, Mrs. 0. W. Metcglf, Mrs. W. M,
Farrtngf on, Mrs. C. W. Mosby, Mrs. I,
N. Snowden. Mrs. George Arnold,
Very respect f ally,
taairman Charity Ball Keoept oa Com-
miiioe. v
Capt. W. F. Shippsy, superintend
ent of the MemDhis Citv raii.ni
directs ns to say to the public that on
the night of the charity ball, at tbe
Peabody Hotel, February 2d, bis com
pany will ron three cars over all thir
linej as late as 1 o'clock a.m. The hut
cars win leave tne Hotel at 12 :30 and 1
o cioca a.!n. Very resnaetiullv,
Chairman Charity Ball Committee.
Ihe following VOnnff larlina lira.
been selected by the Charity Ball
F br Committee as "leaders of the
aance, and will be distinau shed bv
rainbow badges: Miss Kate Thomp-
o"u, uuairman; iviisa ret ualloway,
luu-o rrauaie jonnson, aiiss Mollie
Fontaine, Miss lo Semmes.
Wkat It la Safe to Boy Beeanae
Is tbe Sareat of Safes.
Mobile RtgitUr, 2 let: "The ruins of
tne recent Commerce street fire show
curiooa relics in tbe shape cf safes.
which - are cast among the piles cf
oricas and mortar use wrecked vessels
on a rocky coast. Curiosity ttmpted
a repo tsr to examine these relics, and
a'terwa'd to ask the respective owners
bow the contents of the lafes had
fared in the hottest conflagration
known here in years. The answers
obtained were interesting, a showing
that tome safes are not worth the
space they occupy ai guards againtt
the destroying power of fire, while
others stand up faithfully to their
work and perform all that 'is claimed
in their behalf: For instance: Louis
Touart hsi a Herring safe, n t yet
opened ; alio a Diebol 1 & Kencie safe.
The tiet of the latter may not have
been a severe one, although the door
knobs were melt?d off. Hal books
and papers and about $250 in monev
therein. All were saved, but In a wet
conditina, owing to the steam which
formed inside. Believe this is a secret
of what are called wet safes. The
water decomposed the glne of tbe
bookbinding, bnt otherwise the books
and papers snd money were unin
jured. There is no trace of fire upon
them. The safe was taken out Sun
dry, t vo days a "ter the fire.
Clrenlt ranrl-Haa. T. D. Kldrldge
Frcaldlag by laterobMge.
Calendar fu to-morrow: Nos. 8832,
Pat Tuggle vs Nancy Toggle; 8839,
Kacbael Hobcon vs Albert Hobioa;
8840, James Morgan vs Jennie Mor
gan; 8845, Nannie Martin vs John
Martin ; S850, B. Lowenstein Bros, vs
Bniney, Denton A Neal; 8854, John
Shepherd vs Toof, McGowan Co. j
8867, T. B. Edgington vs S. B. Myers
et al ; 8859, Ben I. Busby, sdminittra
tor, vs W. M. Forrest ; 88(50, Victoria
L. Owen vs James Degnan; 8870, J.
3. Bailey vs John Sanders; 8874, P. J.
Kortrecht vs L. B. McLemore. ,
Tbe next calendar is for Friday and
Saturday. February 5th and 6th. which
concludes tbe non-jury docket.
"tea, oames rneun, i.evl Jov, jr., K.
H. Vance, 0. B. Galloway, J. M. Greer,
H. M. Maapfoid. D. P. Hidden, w. n
' t
The Interest a the State Debt Aa
Impreuion that It Will lie
. Prtinptly Met.
Nash vnx, Tinm., January 30. Ex
Go v. Neill ti. Brown died at his resi
dence in this cty this morning at 1 :30
o'clock, a txr a year's illness, in bis ,
asventy-wixtb year ot his age. He wa
Governor of Tennessee at tie ae cf
thirty-eight, and United Stat Minis--ter
to Russia in 1850. He waa a brother
cf Ex Gov. John C Browa, present re
ceiver of the Texai Pacific lalrcad.
and fa' her of Neiil S. Brown, Cieik cf
the House of Representatives at Wash
ingtm. .
Biographical fekelch of tbe Late
Weill (t. Brawn.
Ex-Gov.Ne!ll S. Brown, who died at '
1 :30 o'clock yesterday morning, was a sativs
of Uilea eounty, in tbi State, where he waa
bora on the ISth of April, 110 11 is paronU
were descendants ot Scotch Presbyterians.,
respectable and onternrisiug people, ana
were amoug the pioneers of the ooonty when
that region of the eountry ws a wilderness.
In such a new oouiitrv educational advant
ages were limited, so that the subject ut this
sketch received little more than a knowl
edge of the common btoglish branches up to .
the age of aevenleen, at wh ch time he wss
throw a upon his own resources, and took to
teaah ng school as a meaaa ef promoting hia
own ardent desire to obta'n a collegiate edu
cation. In this laudable undertaking he was
net disappointed, bis energ and ambition
boingsufiinlenttooirry bim through the mul
tiplied difficulties and hardships which beset -hia
path until hahad completed, unassisted,
hia college and law courso. and been admit
ted to the bar, with as brilliant and encour
aging prospects as moat young lawyers. Ia
ISM be served as a soldier in the tteniinile
war in 1'lortaa, and ui on his return in 1837
waa elected a member of the Legislature
from Uilea eoanty. lie soon acquired in
oliti a aot only influence, but ooaeiderabaa
ambition, being a ready and fluent speaker,
both in the house of iegitlatien aad upon
tha stump. Ills oratory was of that uer
naaive kind, mixed with aneedose, keea
wit aad satire; which randora a speaker pop
alar and effective with people and before
juriea. When the great politloa' parties
were formed he Wok a prominent and activa
partes a Whig, and, altera very enirited'
eontast, waa elected Governor In 1817. He
waa an honorable and popular chief mag-
strato. In 18A0 ho waa appointed United ,
6 ates Minister to Kusitia and was abresd in
that rapacity about threo tears. In ItuiShe
waa chosen to represent Davidson conniy in
the Leaislature. and was elected Speakor of
tbellousn. Vroin this time he bold no po
lities! office until 1870, wheu he was elected
a member of the eonvontion culled to re
m jdel theexistmg constitution of the SUte.
Unv. Brown, though oppused to the war of
1S61-C5, was an anti-socessionist, yielded to
the issue when it waa nude up and took
edeswi'h the South. Bince the war he .
neither held nor sought any public office, but
was an active and open advocate of the
Union and ot peace and reconciliation. His
professional oareer as a lawyer begun in
115, and he iiracticed ever rince excopt M
when prevented by politicul engagements. I
Few men in tbe profcsioii attained a bat
ter standing at the bar, altoough it ia un
doubtedly trua that public duties somewhat
divided his attention and detracted from the
full exercise of his powers and abilities in
the strict line of his prolusion, btill, he
was one of too ablest litwyors of the ounty
bar, and his rervicos were re'ained in the
most iuiDortnut euai both in tha ariminfll
and civil o irtt.
lie took an activs nartin thenolitical cam
paigns ot 1836, 1810, 1844, lufiti and 1K and
was an elector on the ticket of Judge VVhita
in 183d and of Henry. Clay in 1844. lie wus
alwars an ardent friumi of ommon iTinnt
and of education in nil its branches, and
tew men were more fully trusted and highly
esteemed in the community iu which here,
Tbe Intercat on tbe Debt.
Nashville. Tenn.. Juniuirv .1(1
The last Legislature of Tennsoe pushed an
uci auiuoria ng ine ataie omciais to Dorroiv
whatever sum was rJesltarv to nav th., in-
toresc upon the funded debt of the hint.
1 hire is an Impression prcvniling that this
authority bus been exercised. Such it not
the fuct. Every dollar of the intercut has
ben paid from the treasury, and there is
still a balance on hnnii. Thnrn i , a grow
ing feeling ot conSJcnco upon the part of
the ereditois, as woli as of lavestors.
Our funded 3 per cent, bonds on Friday
jumped from 65 to 07 cents in Now Vork,
conclusive evidence thai the world regards
the settlement as tixed and final. The
American of bunday takos occasion to advise
Tory earnestly thoie creditors who have
failed to tund their bonds to do so. No other
settlement of Xenneaseo'sadebt will, in its
judgment, ever be made or ent-rtaiaed.
Doth parties in tbo lost gubernatorial
race pledged thomfclvos uoi to attempt
to interiors with tlip settlement, and tha
publicsentimont of tho etate overwhelm
ingly sustains it. All discission even npoa
the question has ceusod. Ihr,e ia not a aor
poral'i guard who would intesere if they
could, and if thore were such, they could
not interlere if they would. The credit of
tbe State is gradually, but surely, day by
day, growing stronger and bettor, and justly
so, for all elements are agreed that the set
tlement must be maintained and its terms .
rigid'y executed. ,
R. C. Kirk to M. E. Fletcher, tract
o! land in Ninth Civil District fo.
$2000. Berry Carter to M. E. Fletcher, tract
of !nad in Ninth Oiv.l District,, for
M0. '
Burrell Kyli toG. 8. Jordan.trusUe,
to secure Marion IVovine in the sum
rf 210, lot 47, Provine's subdivision.
Prepared with special regard to bcvJtlk
No Ammonia, Lime or Alum,
The New York Weekly Star
The Memphis Weekly Appeal
will be faralalsed to subscribers at
81 60 per year. The &TAR u pnb.
liabed In Dally, a and ay and Weekly
editions, by Wm. Dorabclmer. Tha
Weekly is a arefcelaaa slxteen-paae-nawassapfir.
Noa-Besldent Jfotlce.
H8kJI! JbSiT1 'h C.hn! Court of
M. M Buck CoV "'0,",,OB
at appearing from bill sworn to in tbi
cause that, tha defendants. MM. BakA
.;i?!.?L.Lu.i'. ?t.f of 5i.
W:'f,ii of hi Stale of fn-
aIc ZZi' . " .lurtner apiearing that said
tonmrtinmSHPt ' "Plaiaaai'S.
SfAK-fii i 0, due b.r own account, and
attaehment having been issued and Mtunad
levud on the prcwrty of defendants; ?
It is therefore ordered, Th t they m.k.
their appearanoe horco.'.t the e7rtou,2
ot bhelbf eouatr, in Menifhis, Ten" . on or
bill, or th. .Vn.rTriTr'..,f. ,nnnnt '
o..t a .oprofVh.;";;i.,K"s."tfi:r?v
rte; aad
a week, lot feu, successive weekly At Ttb.
?aPlhiSl Ihi h dVy ef Jan!
nary, 1881 a eofy-attest:
R.bH V C1k "4 Master,
j Jh? f; S''IWT Clerk and Blaster.

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