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M. C. OALi.r, ta Second itree,
J. M. KdTiNii. I Memiihii. Tenn.
Before Coogreaa met the country at
large, with a voice that iocluded ex
pressions of many who bad strenuous
ly opposed the resident's election,
had pronounced its approbation of
his coarse. "Well done, good and
faithful servant," was the popular ex
clamation. In proportion as Mr.
Cleveland gained the approbation Of
the grea'. mans of the people, he drew
upon himself the bitter enmity of
that unpatriotic class who, victims of
eelfhhness and bent upon self-sggran
dlzement, never take the interests of
the country into consideration except
in so ftr as those interests happen ti
coincide with their own. This flans
of persons ridiculed the praises lav
ished upon the Tresident, and said :
"Wait till Congress meets then you
will tee where Mr. Clevelands quix
otic parity and principle will be.
Surrounded by the loaders and man
agera and experienced controllers of
events in Wmhinglon, he will sink
down into his proper position and do
whnt precedent and the will
of Infl ieiit ill men and the
weight of special interests require
of him." Congress has met and Mr.
Cleveland has been fully subjected to
the test that his eneinlos were sure
would snbdue him. How happy
thing it is fur the country that he
stands to day as he stood before Con
gress assembled, admired and ap
proved, so that still the verdict of the
country is tho same frank, hearty
"well done." With Congress as with
the country, Mr. Cleveland's course
has been open, manly, sincere and de
cided. Testifying to the legislative
branch entire "respect for iU powers
and privilege, he has yet shown that
in his person the executive branch
ahall be curtailed of none of the duty
or dignity cor ferred upon it by the
coastitution, and tbat he will deliver
to his successor the efflce he hulda un
diminished in its high responsibilities,
shorn of no feature which his oath of
office requires be should preserve.
To-day we publish from the Phila
delphia Timet a review of the
course of Mr. Cleveland since he
has stood at the head of the adminis
tration, and we see him as he stood
when mayor cf a city, and as when
the Governor of a State open,
straightforward, decided In his inten
tions and firm In carrying them out,
conciliating and tolerant toward those
differing from him in opinion, but
trong in his sense of right, and im
movable from an attitude of rectitude
which no bribe ran reach and no
flattery cause to swerve. This is
speaklig highly, we are aware ; but
we speak advisedly and conscien
tiously, and refer to the course of the
President since his accession to power,
sure thai it ratifies all we say. It
cannot be snld that the President has
gained eminence berause he was
floated to it by more good fortune and
universal good Vill. In the language
of a contemporary, all evil influence
has combined and made a po il against
the integrity and conscientiousness
of the President The monopolist,
the land-stealer, the lottery swindler,
the Mormon polyRamist, and
tne whole horde of leeches
who seek access to public plunder
have tried all their powers to mislead,
oax, bailie or out-maneuver him, de
ceive his judgment or ba (11 a his senso
of juttice. That foimldable army of
skirmishers, whose weapons are
blunted by the President's Arm con
sistency in carrying out civil service
leform, hare failed in power and f tiled
in policy, and Mr. Cleveland remains
master of the situation. The Repub
licans, his pnity opponents, have
watched his course with lynx eyes and
bitter jealousy. Uiird it is (o recognize
virtue in a virtuous enemy, but the
Republicans have often had to make
acknowledgment that the President
has done well, and they have fu'led in
efforts to prove the contrary. Mis
takes have been pointed out, but no
underhand dealing, no hestitation
where right and wrong were con
cerned, no duty ignored or neglected.
Amid criticism, snares, threats, temp
Wtionsand all the hateful resources
of envy, hatred and malice, Mr.
Cleveland has goao on his even
course with an undemonstrative.
calm energy that has raised no com-1
motion, and yet that conquers and
subdues, and wins the good will and
"app'uuse of the people. Thepromisis
be made, the engagement he entered
into, the objects he made his own
when he was a candidate before the
people, he has kept, discharged, and
remained true lo. He has consdiuant
ly gained the Confidence of the peo
ple. Amid the gabble of Cocgrew, the
vacillations of (Supreme Courts, and
the dktarbances that occasionally o:-
cur, public confidence turns with a
confiding glance toward the White
House, aeiured that there, iu every
exigence, whatever mind is disturbed
and unreliable, that of the President
is steadfast, apd tbat the power placed
in his hands will be used for his coun
try's wejlare.
In a monarchy, where a family or a
c'ajs exercise the legislative and ex
ecutive power, government can be
carried on while the mass f the peo- 1
pie are in a condition of Ignorance, j
In a republic, where the popular
voice decides wbat the law shall t
and who shall administer it, general
ignorance would be national ruin;
without general intelligence a free
form of government is impossible.
From the very nature of tho caw,
therefore, wise policy, if nothing elee,
suggests that education' ahall be co
extensive with the ballot and with
the families of the volers. In our
country this duty has been recognized,
hilt there waa a class of laborers who
did not vote, and to them education
wai not extended. At a time when
the portion of the country tbat con
tained tbat class had suffered impov
erishment and the loss of a huge por
tion Qf its male population by war,
the nninstructed population were
made full citlzsns and endowed
with the voting power. As
matter of logical and unavoid
able consequence ' it became neces
sary that these persons, now citizsns,
should receive the education cf citi
zens, bat in what condition were those
among whom they lived to give it?
Their resources diminished Vy de
structive war their means were sma 1,
yet they used them so generously as
to reduce the 100 per cent, of ignor
ance to 70 percent. The 30 per cont of
gain bas increased the desire for educa
tion among the remaining 70 per cent.,
and the nature of the caitn, the public
welfare, demand that the eduta'.ional
resources of tho States where the
ignorance prevails should be augment
ed. Circumstances require that that
augmentation shall come in a great
measure from outside, from those who
thrust an additional citizenship upon
the impoverished States. The Blair
bill now before Congress proposes to
provide the wanted means, in addi
tion and in propoitloi to the provision
made by the States themselves. The
wisdom and truo policy of this pro
ceeding are obvious and ucanswer
able, but as there are people wbo will
fail to understand that the world is
round, so even this just and necesa-y
measure meets wuu opponents.
Among them Recator Morgan' cf
Alabama stands prominent, and
the flimsy arguments and nu
substantial objections he offers
are more convincing than any effort
on the other side could be, of the.
soundness of the reasons tyitt exist
wby the Iilair bill should become law.
He li a tor Jankfon'a reply to Senator
Morgan, a brief synopsis of which the
Ari-BAL has published, puffd into air
the bubbles Senator Morgan relies
upon to float his fallacies., In the
great work f educating her citizens,
the heavily-burdened South requires
aid, and that aid is wanted now. The
young of to-day will soon be voters,
and the next generation of voters, if
our country is to maintain its emi
nence among the nations of the earth,
must be a thinking, judging, reason
ing generation. To aefer the a'd the
Iilair bill offers is not to put off the
duty of a day but of a generation.
With one voice the cultivated, reflect
ive, rational portion of the American
people should Insist upon provision
being made to dispel Ignorance and
keep up the character the United
States people have attained as an in
structed, intelligent community.
The people of the United States un
derstand the motives which inspire
the insolent Bell telephone monop
oly in its efforts to blacken the reputa
tion cf men whose characters are
without stain or blemish. The Re
publicans are trying to show tin t the
Pan-Electric combination Is on a par
with the Credit Mcbilier or the meth
ods by which Blaine accumulated a
vast fortune while a member of Con
gress, nnd the Bell telephone monop
oly expects to crush out all opposi
tion ti its stolen patent by attacking
honest men through its lobby and
hired calumniators. This monopoly
is detested by the whole country for
its greediness. If the people would
understand the reasons which prompt
the war on all who dare to -inteifere
with the stolen patent, let them look
at the enormous profits of the Bell
teleph ne monopoly. . The total divi
dends paid to the stockholders in six
years amounts te 11,000,000. The cap
ital stock of the company on the 31st
of December, 1881, was $24,000,000.
La it year an application was made to
the Legislature of Massachusetts for
an increase to $:l0,000,0tH). The first
dividend was 'declared January 1,1881,
when $220,500 was paid to stockhold
ers on 73,500 shares, or 3 per cent
Another dividend of equal amount
was paid the same year. Three divi
dends of that amount were paid in
1882, two of that amount in 1883 and
also two of $288,003 the same year;
five dividends of $288,003 each were
paid In 1884; one of the same amount
was paid January 15, 1836, and several
bays been paid since. The slock cost
the original investors from $20 to $40
par share. At preselt they are held
at $150 each. Of those wbo have
profited from the stock, Prof. Bell is
said to be worth $4,000,000; W. H.
Forbes, president, is credited with
from $5,000,000 to 18,000,000; Gardner
G. ilubba'd with $3,000,000, and a
number of others with similar
amounts. No wonder this mo
nopoly seeks to crush out
til opposition and to prevent
any investigation which will show
that the patent isaswindU and a
fraud. If the high standard of mo
lality, which this corporation
preacnee but never practices, as it is
robbing the people through a i tolsn
pa'ent, be adopted, no member of
Congress who owns tt ock in a bank
can vote on a question affecting
banks. No member who owns stock
inarailrotd can vote for or pgaiost
Keagan's interstate commerce bill be
cause it affec ts the property in which
he is inters! ted. The Bell telephone
gang would makethe point so tine that
they would not permit a rich member
of Congress to vote on the tariff ques
tion because it affects their interests.
The stockholders of this corporation,
who are millionain-s robbing the peo
ple by a stolen patent, traduce and
villify all who have the Impudence to
comply with the law or any investi
gation likely tolntsrfere the money
they ere pocketing by a fraud ana
a swindle.
The Pope on Arcliblnhop Watch's
Address Trial of the London
Lomow. February 17. Loid Salis
bury, sptaking at a banquet this even
ing, said that recent events ral cast
grave responsibilities npon thepeere.
lie feared that Mr. Gladstone would
not yield borne rule to Ireland all at
once, but by installments. Mr. Glad
stone, he said, was destroying the
power ct the landlords, and was not
creating anything capable of promot
ing peace and prosperity. The lory
Irish policy was plain and right, that
of restoring and upholding the law
and preserving the onion.
The Freeman'i Journal declares that
the letters between Mr. Gladstone
and Lord De Vesci on the Irish ques
tion must De regarded with suspicion.
While the correspondence was osten
sibly inaugurated by the Premier for
the purpose of obtaining further light
on the needs of Ireland, the answers
ol Ue Vesci looks as if a iauiUrtuion
was being sought for an evasion of the
home rule issue. The Journal warns
the government to refrain from at
tempting to shelve the home rule
Mr. Gladstone has taken the office
of Privy Sial in addition to tbat (
Premier. This is unuaual, and proves
that Mr. Gladstone is experiencing
dilQculty in securing suitable col
The Pope oa Arofablahop Wnlb'
Rons, February 17. The iloniltur
de Hume publishes in full the recent
address of Archbishop Walsh on the
subject of the appointment of Mr.
John Morley as Chief Secretary for
Ireland. The Moniieur says that the
archbishop, in making such an ad
drees, acted in direct opposition to the
urgent counsels of trie J 'one. it ex
presees regret that the Pope had no
power over the Irish clergy in matters
atlecting Ireland.
Preliminary Knarlng In the Bow
n)lrrt Pullee 'ort.
London, February 17. The hearing
in the rase of the Socialists Hyml
man, Burns, Champion and Will
iams', who are charged with inciting
riot, cottsmpt ot law, etc., in connec
tion with the recent demonstrations
in London, was begun in the Bow
street Police Court this morning. The
court-ro jm was well tilled with spec
tators, but not crowded. Mr. Poland,
Solicitor for the Treasury, in present
ing the case for toe government,
quoted f oin speeches made by the
defesdants at the time of the riots.
Several newspaper reporters were
called as witnesses, and gave testi
mony regarding the action of the
prisoners previous to and during the
' Mr. Poland asked that ull Hie pris
oners bo commit'ed for tripl. He said
the prosecution had nothing of a po
litical nature in it, and urged that the
men be prosecuted for misdemeanors.
This, ho continued, consisted of the
utterance by tbe different defendants
of expressions and sentiments with
the intent to provoke a breach of the
peace. These utterances were made
at the meetings held at Trafalgar
square and Hyde Park on Monday of
last week. Burns, at the Trafalgar
square meeting, mid to tbe assem
blage: ''Unless we got bread they will
get lead," and,"The next time we will
sack the bakers' shops." It was
Burns who suggested to the mob to
march through the West Find.
When the mob arrived at Hyde
Park Burns again addressed the
rioters, and said: "We have shown
what stones can do. We will try
powder and shot if they don't accede,
and there will be revolution." Cham
pion, in bis speeches to the rioters on
the same day, urged his bearers to in
fluence the police and army to join
the people. Williams, in his address,
urged the people to organize, saying
he was unwilling to have starving men
confront the soldiery unless the former
were organised. Hyndman said: "Let
us show a Arm front. If peaceable
means fail I will be the first to sum
mon you."
The case was adjourned for s week.
The prisoners were allowed to give
Mrs. Hendricks Annoyed by Coin
mnnlrallona from Mediums.
Indianapolis, Ind., February 17.
A gentleman who called npon Mrs.
Hendricks yesterday, says : "She has
regained her wonted cheerfulness, but
whenever the name of her late hus
band was mentioned her voice falter
ed, and grief became apparent She
bas been away but little since her hus
band's death, and then only for a
short time. She felt better at home,
surrounded by the objects and friends
with whom she and Mr. Hendricks
were intimately associated. In the
course of the conversation an allusion
was made to spiritualism, etc., and
Mrs. Hendricks remarked t hat she had
been considerably annoyed by letters
and alleged communications from Mr.
Hendricks, sent by this c'ass of per
ipns. A medium in Washington had
sent her several pages ot poetry which
she said bad been inspired by his
spirit in tbe spiritland, and that she
had arose at 1 :30 o'clock in the morn
ing to take them down. Mrs. Hen
dricks returned no answer, and in a
few weeks later another batch of spirit
poetry was received,w.th a letter mani
festing displeasure that her first com
nication bad not been answered. Mrs.
Hendricks then wrote to her that she
had no confidence in her ability to
communicate with spirits. Another
letter was received fioma person in
New York, who professed an ability
for spirit communication. Th e per
son inclosed a letter from Mr. Hen
dricks, claiming tbat it was genuine,
and went on in his own peculiar style.
There was an undoubted resemblance,
but Mrs. Hendricks charactoriied it as
only a clever piece of imitation, re
marking that she could easily detect
the diflerence. The writing might de
ceive some people, but her familiarity
with his writing enabled her to see at
once that it was not his. Concluding
her conversation on this matter, she
said : "Of (onree, I do not believe in
such things, and do not see that any
good ran come from encouiaging
Harrlrd n tbe Ta of a tnl.
Naw Yohk, February 12. A casual
mention by Roscoe Conkling of a di
vorce rase in which the wife had
chosen her husband by a toes of a
cett, led your correspondent to search
oat me sun in wnicu wie oviueuuo hbu
been privately taken by a referee. The
parties were Leben K. Woernuer a
clerk in tbe Custom-Uouse, and bis
wile, formerly Ada Grey, known lor a
time on the cirrus tiapizs as Ada
Greylork. Her tet:mony as to their
coox ship is as follows: "It was four
years ago that L,epn wanted to marry
i t . . m i -
mo. a naa spramea myseu in my
trapeze ftats. and had to lav off. The
doctor told me not to do that business
anymore; it would kill me; sol made
op my mind I migtt as we. I trnny
and rettle down. I bad another c tier
just as that time, and it was hard wora
io make np my rmn.l which to accept.
Boh then wer gocd fellows. I took
s week to deride, but 'when the week
wss np I wam't any nearer a decision
than at first. So I concluded to toss up
a cent. I did it, and Lebe won. I guess
I lost, though, f or he hasn't turned out
well, while tbe other man has get
rich." Tbe case is in other respects
ordinary, and has not reached a con
A Kmm Whs Has Dralrojtd SSOO,
OflO Wrib f Properly.
Naw YotK, February 17. Ooe of
the landmarks cf Berkshire countv,
Massachusetts, was Mr, Henry Y.
Leavitt's big I am at Great Barring
ton. It extended five stories above
tbe ground and two below. Under
one loot wore stable, rarriaga-houBe,
saw-mill, planing-mill and store
house for farm produce. The barn
cost $120 CO and was insured for $''.',.
000. Oa tbe evening of July 7, 1885,
it wss destroyed by fire. Mr. Leavitt
employed private detectives, but
culd not find the incendiaries. Fi
r ally Detective Price of this city was
put en the case. Price suspected
Michael O'Conneil, wholeft two weeks
before the fireoccuried because bis
wages were n t increased. U'Connell
got work as a laborer npon a new barn
which was being hui't at Great Bar
rinutpn for Mrs. Hopkins, the widow
rfthefimous California millionaire.
The ladv's house cost between 12 000,
000 and $3,000,000 and the barn $500,.
000. Dr.Crane, Mrs. Hopkins's superin
tendent, reproved O'Conneil fir some
neglect i f duty and, upon being given
an insolent reply, struck the laborer
with his cane. O'Conneil tried to shoot
Dr. Crane and a warrant was lesiied
for bis arrest. The c Ulcers found
O'Connt It barricaded in his house.
He tired out of the windows and
wounded one of them and escaped by
a riar door. Several times he steal! h
ily relu'ned to virit his family. All
this Detective Price karned during
his vactt on, but he failed to gtt any
trace of O'Conneil. hut December,
through observations at the Great
Barricgton postoflice, Mr. Leavilt lo
cated O'Conneil in Brooklyn, where
his wife and children had joined him
Detective Price found that O'Oonnull
was working as a laborer in South
I!io)klyn and made his acquaintance.
Early in January Mrs. Hop-inn's barn
was burned. The crime was as great
a sensation as Mr. Leavitt's blaze and
set the whole SUte of Massachusetts
sgog. Price then employed a young
man to ingratiat ) himself into O'Con
nell's confidence and be with bim
night and day, A few days sgo the
toung man brought O'Conneil into a
liquor store in Seventh avenue, where
Price wai. "Mr. Patterson" said thf t
he owned the store, and pretended to
be drunk. Healked dog, and said
that he knew where some fine pupa
might be got cheap, if anybody bad
nerve enough to burn a barn. At
last O'Conneil hinted that he
would undertake the job for a
consideration. "But you have
had no exoerience," objected Price,
"O, vis I have," and O'Conneil toon
ratisfied "Mr. Patterson" that wbat
be didn't know about arson was not
worth knowing. A short time later
O'Conneil was brought to a rcom
which Trice had hired. A door lead
ing to an adjoining apartment had
been removed, drapery put in its
place and a wardrobe stood in front of
the drapery. In the ether room Mr.
Leavitt and a shorthand writer were
posted, while Price conversed with
O'Conneil and the young man men
tioned. Gradually the laborer be
trayed his secret, and did not stop
until he bad confessed to both the
Great Birrington fires. On Monday
an ellicer from Great Barrington ar
rived with a warrant for O'Connell's
arrest on a charge of shooting the offi
cer on August 31st. It was sgreed
that Price and O'Conneil should burn
a barn back of Fort Lee last night.
They examined the place on Monday,
and had all their plans laid. O'Con
neil came to Price's room last night at
dusk. The stenographer and Mr.
leavitt were behind tbe cuitoin.
"Now we had better go," said Priceat
9 o'clock. They went out, and Price
told O'Conneil to go to Seventh ave
nue and Thirty-first street, while he.
the detective, went for tho horse and
buggy. At that p'ine Detective Dun
lap was waiting, and arrested O'Con
neil. Udder each arm the prieoner
had u wad of sit raw, oakum and fuse
to fire the Fort Lee barn. The value
of the property in Great Barrington
destroved by O'Conneil was about
I'anr Lltlle Children Hnrned lo
Nkw Yokic, February 17. A Herald
special from Onancock, Va., says:
"Persons arriving here late Monday
night from Tangier Island, ,in Chesa
peake bay, brought intelligence of a
terrible burning accident that oc
curred there Sunday afternoon. Four
small children undertook to build a
fire with coal oil. The can exploded,
scattering the burning fluid over the
children and igniting their rlothinr.
There were no giown people in the
house at the time, and the children
were so frightened that they ran out
with their blazing garments into the
open air. Their cry for help soon at
tracted the attention of the neighbors,
butnot before the children had been
so badly burned that two of them
have since died, and tbe other two
are fatally injured. Tbe unfortunate
little ones are children of Wit, Pruitt
and Lee Cooper, two well-known citi
xeus of the island. All the children
were under twelve years of age."
A Mn' Ki mains Enraard la Ire.
St. Louis, Mo., February 17.
Yesterday afternoon, while a num
ber of fishermen were busily en
gaged in the river, at the foot
of Elmwood street, Carondolet,
they saw wbat appeared to be the
body Of a man floating in mid-stream
at sooie distance away. A boat was
procured, nnd the men rowed out and
caught the objoct, which proved to be
a man's boJy encased in ice. The
body was towed ashore upon the
bank. The appearance of the body
indicated that it bad i robably been in
the river fully two weeks. Letters
found about the body pioved beyond
question that the deceased was the
late Rev. Jesse B. Brady of Noitin
ville, Ky., and tbat he committed sui
cide by jumping into the river. The
cause oi this action is shown to be.
from these same letters, the fear of
the result of an investigation then
?;oing on in relation to his private st
airs and habits, which, it is hinted,
were not beyond reproaob.
Papir by Congressman tilnhH of Ten
nessee The Wine Industry
Facts and Figures.
Nsw Yoik, February 17. Tbe con
vei t on of tbe American Agricultural
and Dairy ABeociation wai opeced
this rxoruing by the reading of a.
tper by Mr. 8. Sato cf Jar an upn
' Tbe Agrarian System of Japan;
Pu-t, Present and Future." In tbe
course of his remarks he said tbat
ont of a tcttl population of 37,000,000
the farming population of Jarua num
bers 15,000,000. During the past ten
years the improved breeds cf horses,
cattle snd sheep have been intro
duced with good resnl's. The farmers
live principally npon cereals and
fruits. Oats, corn, barley, wheat and
rye are tbe chief grains produced,
rice, of course, being tbe la-rest.
Congreesman P. T. Glass of Tennes
see read a paper entitled "Wbat We
Have Done for Agriculture, and What
Ag-iculture Hs Done for Us." He
said that the United States appropri
ates lees for sgricultural purposes than
aiy other country, Switzerland ex
cepted. France annually anpropr'a'es
$20,000,000, Brszil $12 000,000, Rus
sia $11,000,000. Austria $0,500,000,
Great Britiin $795,000. Japan $1,100,
000, SwiiMilaoi $142,000, and the
United btttes $052,000. Mr. Gluss
maintained that tbe amount appro
priated by Congress for the sdvancr
inent tf agriculture was too small to'
be cf material benefit. The agricultural
population of the country was about
52 per cent, cf the entire' popu
lation. Mr. Glass advocated the estab
lishment of agricultuiul stations for
expr mental purposes.
P.C.Reynolds of Rochester rial a
paper on "Agriculture in Weste n
New York," and W. P. Cross of Dela
wcre presented a paper on 'The Dili
ware Fruit Exchange."
Charles A. Wetxore of California
spoke cf the wine industry of the
United Slates. This Sttte, bo sa d,
waa producing annually 15,00,000
gellons of wine, in addition to great
quant:ties of raisins. -Witoin three
vears, the spanker thought, tbe wine
production would reach 00,000,000
gallons. France tday imports wore
wine .than any other our, try. She
cannot make enough to supply the
demand. California in a few years
would be shim'iag wine to France if
present conditions should continue.
There is practicaily no limit to the
territory upon which grapes un be
Resolutions were nasaed recom
mending a Cabinet ellicer for sg i
cultnre, and indorsing Senator Cul
lom's bi 1 regulating interstate com
merce. At tbe evening session there win
talk of an informal character, the
a'li'.ua of the negro being discussed et
some length.
Simpletons of a Horrible Crime In
creased by Later Developmen a.
Chicago, III , February 17. A dis
patch from Plymouth, vv is., regarding
the ho'ooanst at Greenbush yestwrday,
rays: The Eble House burned like a
paper hex, and beneath the thin sheet
of ashes snd charred t'nibers in the
basement were the remains t f seven
people. There was nobody to account
for the tragedy or explain its origin
except tho hired man, who was the
only me nber of tbe boasebo'd to es
cape. He was regarded in the com
munity as a vicious character, and
when he related that be knew nothing
avout the holocaust mote than that be
was awakened by smoke and contrived
lo make his way into the yard from
his room in the second story, he waB
suspected, and he was placed nnder
surveillance as the probable perpe
trator. The smoking ruins were hur
riedly searched by the crowd, and they
found wbat were supposed to be the
remains of all the victims. The re
mains were almost impossible cf iden
tification, being mere cinders of bodies
and calcined bones. What are sup
posed to be the remnants of Mrs,
Eble ami her children were louno in
an intricate mass, as if they
had huddled and died together.
The remams ol the younger
Mr. Eble were in a position indicating
that he had fallen in another room.
Fragment lot Mrs. Kinney and the
elder Ehle were found as they would
l ave naturally fallen in their beds.
There is a wide diversity of theory
and belief in to whether the fire
concealed a crime. Many are in
clined to regard the finding cf the
bodies as related sufficient evidence
tbat the fire was acciden'a'. aud so
swift that the inmates were nnable to
escape from it. It is thought that
Mrs. Kinnev and old tntn Ehln were
suil'octtad. but that they miitht have
been assassinated in bed nobody at
tempts to deny. The relative position
of tue remains' are made to justify the
suspicion cf foul play by those who
are demanding an inquiry. It is pos
sible tbat the soveu people were
killed, tbe premises seated with
kerosene and then set on fire. Ttu'.
the house soould have burned as
quick as it did without the applica
tion cf some inflammable liquid wou'd
be as mysterious as is at present the
death of its occupants. Greenbush is
a little town on tbe dank road, seven
miles from here. It is destitute of
railwav and teleeraoh communication
with the outside world, and the deta ls
of the tragedy a-e coming in slowly.
Hhuonrl Froblbltlonlats.
Skdalia, Mo., February 17, The
State Submissionists Convention
W. kann In aiuamn in thifl nitv.
wuiLU una ucuu tu - -. .
adopted resolutions yesterday demand-
submission to the people at the next
election an amendment to tne consu
;nn fc-.Mt.oi. titdVii hitint. tha man n-
luuuu w i . v i .t.----r.
ficture for sale, the giving away and
sale ol an intoxicating nquurs as w.-
InAliifliniwinainithMr. The
U I f ltau-.f ' '
resolutions also demanded of the Leg
islature the patage oi a lorai opuuu
I.m. n UA ln f?a.t nntil nph tiinfl AI
I tt , U tro IU I lltv. muvi. -
prohibition may be adopted by the
Young & Brother,
Booksellers and Stationers,
a IS Main SI., lfoiupUIs,Tenn
Wishing t vtMro Irnm Hnalneaa
we uuer war mh
TllKriiml mwtinaot the toekhclde.rf
of lh Momrhii Uu Light Company a ill
be held at the offir of th ppmpanTt No. 58
M&rob I.ISjW, to elect bren (7) liretori u
errs lDi eompunj aurinc am nii -
KletlQD from 10 .m. t lp.in.
-Wlioleaale Only-"
11. J. JiiAJ, tSBiuei.
L V m & ben
Office 19 Mailison Street, Memphis. Tenn
1. H. 000VER & SO,
Lilisr lari a! PI
Doors, ShaIi, Blinds, Monldlngs, ull kindn of Door and
Wlndo Frameo, Brackets, (Scroll. Work, Uongu and
DresMcd Lumber, Shingle, Laths, Water Tanks.
AH kinds ol Wood Work Executed at Short Kotlce.
Nos. 157 to 173 Washington St. Memphis. Tern.
Cotton Factors & Commission iilerch'ts,
No. 314 Front Street, Corner ol Monroe, Memphis, Tcnn.
I llwrnl Artvnnrm Mnlo n ronnlirnnieiHti.
Hempliis, Tenn.
I6T Cnftli Advances to
Soora, Sash aud 2311xic3.au
GEO. BAYMILLER. Agent, 124 Jefferson Street
SLEUUE BROS., of Como, Miss.
No. 3B5 TVnTit Strftftt
uLlejiil (x giyaii lll
rckT "iaa
on k....
i t rnnnncnivi o. nn .-a
ji 1 1 1 niiumjuiM us uui
Wholesale Grocers & Cotton Factory
, S89 Front Street, Memphia, Tenn. (
Cotton coneif ncd to us will hv our curefol attention. We carry it all tinei a well.
v seleated etock o. :
Staple & Fancy Groceries, Wines, Liquorejob&ccc & Cigars
nnun o
r- n i i bb h i i
264 Front St.. er.
And Commission Llerchants.
SGO and 2G2 Front St., Memphis, T
Herbers fe Co.
Merchants nnd Planter.
V. H. KORt'LEET, Resident Partner.
MViTTiTtiSls TftTSTnw
hs. Co.
i' !
Chickasaw Ironworks
98 Second St., Memphis. Term.
nglneK, Hollers, Sawmilfct, '
Brad lord Corn and Wheat Mill?,
Cotton Preag. Cottou (Jinn, .i
Shaaing, Pulleys, fx - J
KPKriiL XoriCK W ucsreoarsd u fill ordir. I
notice, for tho oel. rttti MtxXnw Fmh J
Wronani. rinei, tv carry id hook or
Two Hundred Aborted Mira. ,
r Knd for Ontalnrne nd Prie-nt. ,
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Court, Mcniphlw, ennj

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