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X a Lecturer He Lost Hl Hold,
Art m Senator Disappointed
Kit Friends.
From Fluine'd nerond Tolama: Carl
Bchurt now t ok his Mat aa a iterator
Irum Misfoari. Ha wa born a Prne
sun auhjerc, and bad jiut completed
bis fortieth year. He had been well
educated in the (.-iymnanium a', Co
logne, and in a partial course at the
Uuiversity of Bono. Tbcngh relain
infC a maiked German accent, he
tjuickiy learnid to np ak Kuclicti with
fijonry and e'ocjuence, aud yet with
o:casionhl idlnnittic errora ilipcninib'e
bea hie wor'a are prnted. He
took active rart before Herman au
j,ence8 for Fremont in the Presiden
tial mnviRs of lSd, and beinn t
xny public addresses in Ent;liah in
IH'tH hnn he espoused the cause of
Mr. Lincoln in the fimoin contest
with Douglas. He waa widt ly fought
8 Maker In both of Mr. Lincoln'!
eoi.t.-ata for the I'reaidenny, 180 and
18C1. In the latter yrar lie waa es
pecially forcible, attractive and effect
ive. Hubseqnently he fell off, appar
ently in Mrengtb, certainly in popu
larity. Aa a lecturer he lost
his hold npon the lycenm, and
fti political orator he be
gan to repeat himself, not merely
in sense bat in phrase. Aa (Senator
t-e did not mett the expectation of
bis friends. His failure a In large
put due to the fact that he has not
the power of speaking extempore, lie
requires careful and atudions prepara
tion, and Lai never attained the art of
offhand ( arlitmenUry discussion,
which t'ol. Benton likened to "(hoot
inn oa the wing." Ho deficient is Mr.
Schuta in this talent, that be has been
known to use a manuscript in aa after
dinner reeponse, a style of speech
wtoie chief merit connmis In it i soon
taneity. with apt rnreme to loci
dents which could not possibly be
Tholossof Mr. Schuiz'g popularity
a popularity ti nt was very marked
in the earner period oi tus career is
due ia part to certain unsteady and
erratic t jndunciee, some of which are
in strong contra't with characteristica
that are recognized as beloniftng in aa
especial decree to his race. Thiotifrh
all the centuries since Tacitus drew
his vivid picture of tho habils and
manners of the Germans, their sltich-
merit, it might almost be called their
pass. on, lor home, hsa been
a marked and meritorious feat
ure of their character, To father-
und iirst, and then to what
ever country fate or I ntuno may diaw
Iheni, their devit'ou is proverbial.
Shis admirable trait seeing altogtther
wantinn in Mr.Sehura. IV'hen ha left
Germany he lived fr three years in
tther countries of Europe first In
Kwitaerland, tuen in France, then In
England. In lt2 lie came to Ameri
ca, and resided first in Pennsylvania,
. then in Wisconsin, then in Michigan,
then in Missouri and then in New
York, lie fcni not become rooled and
grounded anywhere, has never estab
lished a home, is cot iJentitied with
any community, is not interwoven
with the interests of any locality or of
any claw, has no fixed relation to
church or State, to professional, politi
cal orioaiul life, has acquired none of
that companionship end confidence
which nnite old neighbors in the clos-
" "u Kive to irisnusiup its IUII
est devel jpioent, its moat gracious at
tribnter. The same unsteadiness lias entered
as a strikicg feature in the career of
Mr. Bchnta. The party he upheld yes
terday met with the bit'orest denun
ciations the day before, and tomorrow
he will support the political organiza
tion cl whose measures he Is the most
merciless eemor to-day. He bimti
himself incspable ef attachment to
party, and in that respect radically
differs from the great body of his
American fellow citizens. He cannot
even comprehend ttiut exalted senti
ment of honorable association in pub
lic life which holds together tuccessive
generations of mm a sentiment
which in the United Stato3 causes the
Democrat 1 1 reverence tho memory of
Jefferson and Jackson and Douulns,
which causes his opponent to glory in
the achievements of Hamilton end
Clav and Lincoln ; a sentiment which
in England tins bound the Whigs in a
common faith end common dory,
, from Walpole to OladtDne, and their
wore conservative rivals in a creed of
loyalty whose disciples, from Holing
btoketo Btauontfield, include many of
iub duobisi oi British patriots.
For these party associations, to
Whose mflaence. under the just re
Btraint of intelligent patriotism, the
wisest legislation is due. Mr. Bcburs
j bai neither approbation nor apprecia
t He aspires to the title of l'Inde-
. , iint," and bat described h! nntl. 1
ut that of a man sitting ont
1 1 with clean boots, watching care.
, which way he may leap to keep
: il the mod. A critic might.wilhout
..sg, suggest that it is the duty oi
an earnest man to disregard the be
spattering which fidelity to principle
-Citen, incurs, and that a beaten path
to a skfe place for one's self is not an
iuoiiimiiii ui wuuuj uijbci oi states-
wor is Mr. fcchutt a indeDeadenra nf
party more pronounojd or more com
plete than his independence of true
American feeling, lie hai taken no
pride in appearing nuder the simple
but lofty title of a citizen nf th Hnii,i
I States. He stands rather as a repre
? aeotitive German-American. He has
I made bis native nationality a political
! resonrce, and has thereby faHen shoit
' of the full Lonor due to '.lis adopted
. natooality. The large body of Amer
ican citiians of German birth are in
tensely attached ti their new home,
and seek the most complete ident flot
: tion of themelves and their defend
: ants with thedevelonment and dmtn
i cf tho greet ropublic. This is wise,
' and is in accordance with Out hum
traditions and beBt aspirations of the
Teutonic race. But ti Mr. Schnri the
, the republic is not grea'l "TDis coun
try," said he in his centennial lect
ure, 'is materially greit, but morally
IVefideut Grant had
scarcely taken a step in the duty of
administration before be realized that
is soon as tbe current session ot Con
rreee ehouM terminate his bands
would be completely tied, respecting
the removal and appointment of Feu
cfSonia by iiie tenare-t l- Bice act.
With his prompt and ditarmined
'mode of procedure he csused it to be
, known to Republican Sena ora and
Representatives tbat to long as the
Uute was la force he would simply
$ 3d mill in tbe mtttsrof appoiiit-
7'. rati and permit the incumbeiti to
- iJ aaia in posit on, except where fh
'iat misconduct ehould call to'
- -?peoeion under the law. This posi
tion was aiartlicg to all wto were de
I cirone cf securing the eppoiutment of
i poi.tical favorites, who in a pait
; time bad earned their reward and
were waiting to receive it. There waa
a eenewil desire to remove tfe men
whom President Jobhsun teid forced
intooflice before tbe reerminicg act
was passed. But Gen. Grant was re
solved tbat neither he cor bis Labi
net wonld go tbroogb the disagreeable
ana undignified process ot niing rea
sons for ausDendins an odicer when in
fact no reason existed aside from ob
noxious political opinion. Tbe Re
publican members of bath branches
quickly perceived that tying the banda
ot a Uoetiie President like Anarew
Johnson afforded more l atief action
than the same process applied t3 a
ftiendly President like Gen. Grant
It was therefore determined by the
Republicans to escape from their em
barrassment, even at the expense of
an inconsistency which could but
piove humiliating to them. Un the
U n ot Ajarcb, just live days alter An
drew Johntoa bad le't tbe Presidency,
Gen. Butler introduced in the morn
ing hour of tbe House a bill of two
lines atxolutely repealing the tenure-of-cflice
air, for n constructive viola
tioa of whicU be bad ten months be
fore mired the impeachnient of Presi
dent Johnson and his expulsion from
cilice. The standing Committees had
not yet been announced, and, there
fore, without reference or a moment's
debate or consideration of the meas
ure, Gen. Butler demanded tbe pre
vious question, which was sustained ;
and under a call of the yeas and pays
the bill waa passed by 138 to Iti The
small minority waa composed oi Re
publicans. The Democrats wto had
so'idly voted against tbe tenure of
oftice bill two years before voted now
with entire consistency for iti repeal,
and with them also, in solid ranks,
voted the men who, in tbe preceding
Congress, bad clamored most loudly
for Johnson's decapitation.
When the bill reached the Senate,
there was a disposition oa the pait of
seme leading members of that body
to pass it aa promptly as it had been
passed by the House. Mr. Morton
nrged that it be put on its paaeage
without referring it; but the Henate
was Lot prepared for such la lie, and
on motion of Mr. Trumbull tho bill
was sent to tbe Judiciary Comniittse.
Tbat committee reported it without
delay to the Senate, with an amend
ment in the form of a substitute. Tbe
House bill was a simple repeal in the
fewest possible words. The Judiciary
Committee now propoeed that inttiad
of an absolute repeal the tenure of
o flice act ' be and the same is hereby
suspended until the next session of
This was a lamo and imprtent con
clusion, and did not cotumind tiie
support or even the respect of the Sen
ate. Mr. Thurmao, a member of the
comrait'ee who reported it, made haste
to announce that lie bad not approved
it. He treated the proposition for sus
pension aa a practical confession thr.t
the tenure of-ollioe act "is to be en
forced wben it will have no practical
effect, and is not to be enforced when
it wonld have practical effect." The
chief defenders of the proposition to
suspend the ast were Mr. Trumbull,
Mr. Edmunds sod Mr. (xhuiz, Mr.
Edmund?, pressed by Mr. Grimes to
furnish a good real on for suspending
tbe ait, replied that "owing to the pe
culiar circumstances that have at
tended the last administration, it is de
sirable that there should be an imme
diate and genetal removal of thecllice
holders of the country as a rule ; and
aa an agency for that removu1, subject
to our approval when we meet again
in confirmation cf their successors,
these bad men being put out, we are
willing, to fust th'B executive with
tbat discretion."
Coming from a Senator of the
United Klates, this declaration was re
tarded as extraordinary. The "bad
men" to whom Mr. Edmunds referred
were the appointees of President
Johnson, and every one of them had
been confirmed by the Senate of tbe
United States when tbe Republicans
had tnoro than two-thirds of the body.
If these appointees were "bad men."
why, it was pertinently and forcibly
nuked by the aggrieved, did not Mr.
E.lmnnils submit proof cf tbe fact to
his Republican nuociates and procure
their rejection T He knew, the ac
cused men declared, aa much about
their characters when their names
were before the Senate as ho knew
now, when he (ought, behind the pro
tection of his privileges, to brand
them with infamy. To permit them
to be confirmed in tho silence and
confidence of an executive session,
aiid then in open Henate, when their
places were wanted for ethers, to de
scribe them as "bad men," seemed to
them a procedure net to be explained
on the bio id principles of statesman
ship, or even on the common law of
fair dr aling.
Mr. Scburz was as anxious as Mr.
Edmunds to give the President full
power lo remove the office-holders.
He declared that he "would be the
last man to hamper the President in
the good work of cleaning out the
Augean atable. which he is now about
to undertake.' He waa sure tbat "the
rings must be broken up;" that "the
thieves must be driven out of the pub
lic service." lie eulogized President
Grant aa especially fitted for the work.
"We have,'1 aaid he, "a President who
la williog to do what we and the
conntry desire him to do." Mr.
Hchura expressed at the same time his
"beartteit concern ' regarding a rumor
that the President was very sensitive
touching the proposition reported by
tbe Judiciary Committee, and that "be
will make no removals unless the civil
tenure bill be repealed, instead of be
ing suspended." Mr. Schurz was sure
that "on all the great questions of
policy the President and Congress
heaitily ajree," and he condemned
"the attempts made to sow the seeds
of distrust and discoid." It is some
what amusing, as well as liu tractive,
to recal) that, in little more than two
years from that time, when nearly
all the appointees ci President
Johnson had been turned out of
office, Mr. Scburt began work again at
"the Augean stable," now locating it
in the Grant adminintetration, and
demanding that it should be cleansed;
fiat ' tie rings" should be broken up,
tli it "the thieves must be driven out
of ihs public service." lie imputed
lo President Grant's administration
eon greater corruptions than he bad
charged u(ou the administration of
his pre-leceseor, and from bis ever
teeming storehouse lavished abuse
with even a more generous hand upon
tbe one than he had upon tbe ether.
The amendment of the Judiciary
Committee providing f r a suspension
of the Uw ur.t I Congress should meet
again a period of about eight months
wasooljectiouab!e that it won no
subs' anii.l support from benators.
There was something so boldly and
Bl amelessly partisan in the proposi
t oa to suspend tlie act just long
enongh to permit President Grant,
without obstruction or incumbrance,
to remove the Democrat whom Presi
dent JoliEt on had appointed to office,
that the co iimon inminct of j istice,
and even of public decency, revolted.
Tbe len-ire of Ulice a-t was either
light or wrong, cxpedieLt or imxpe
dienr, constitutional or uncon
stitutional, nud it wai ey
to eee that men could honestly diflur
aa to its character in thee respect.
But it was impossible to compichend
how a candid legislator could main
ttin the constitutionality and expe
diency of the act and then propose t
auapend it for that specific period of
Gen. Grant's administration, when, if
needed atall.it would be moet needed.
Within tbe eight months next ensuing
the President would probably make
more removals and appointment! than
for the remainder rf his term, and it
wai just for this period that Mr. Trum
bull, Mr. Edmunds and Mr. Schuiz
urged tbat the law be made it opera
tive inoperative in order tbat remov
als of Democratic office-holder, for
good cause and for no cause except
that they were Democrats, niibt in
every way be expedited.
It was soon perceived that if the
question before the Senate ehould be
educed to a'choice between eunpen
sion of the act or its total repca1, there
was daugpr that the tnrj nity would
vets for repeal. To avert that result
Mr. Eduiuuds ake-d ti withdraw the
proposition, and it was accordingly
recommitted lo the Judiciary Commit
tee on the : 3d of March. On the next
day Mr. Trumbull repotted a substi
tute for tVe existing law, and tbe Sen
ate, after brief discussion, agreed t it
by yeas 37, cays 15. The amend
ment seemed to be ingeniously framed
to destroy tbe original act and yet ap
pear to maintain it in anotber form.
The ejenatirs apparently wished to
gratify Gen. Grant and promote their
own purposea by rendering the re
moval ol President Johnson's ap
pointses easy, and at the same time
avoid tbe inconsistency involved in
the repeal of a law for whose enact
actment tbey bad so strenuously con
tended only two years before.
De Lmrpi'i Somrmrj la Enter
prise Bleb la Foanlblllllea
or t'allnre.
London Truth: M. Ferdinand de
Lesseps hai been feted at Southamp
ton, and has started on his monoto
nous journey to Panama with the hope
of infusing near life and confidence
into tbe financial supporters cf his
great scheme, the Panama canal,
many of whom are quaking in their
shoes. They have every reason f jr
anxiety. The groat man's estimates
have ptoved lamentably deficient,
while the Panama Canal Company
was started w th a capital ef :'8,0l)0,
000. M. do Leexeps himself now ad
mits that tne enterprise may cost JC44,
(XK,0,0. Hut this is voi all ; one of his
critics, Mr. J. V. Rodriguc::, adopted
the company's own e-fctiintU of
125,C00,0()0 cubic metais to be
excavated, aid shows in a very con
clusive manner that tho total cost is
more likely to be 108,100,
000. Mr. Rodriguez accompanied
M. de Lesseps aa the special commis
sioner of the New York World, during
bis former inspection of the Isthmus,
and therefore had exceptional facili
ties for studying the problem. His
revelationo as to tbe way in which
previous estimates were arrived at are
inttruitive, and show tbe great canal
maker in a somewhat unenviable
light. If M. de Lesseps at the incep
tion of the scheme cot down the et ti
nm'es c f his engineers from 843,000,000
franca to to8.(J00.00J on board the
ateamer between Aspinwall and New
York in order that he might li-a his
company with a capital of 700,000,000
francs, It is not unnki-ly that tbe fig
urea which are arrived at by the dis
tinguished continental engineers, who
accompany him on his present tour of
inspection, may ncdergo a similar
process of pruning. And for what
purpose is an mis juggling anu sctiem
ing? Simply to prove tbat M. de Lta
seps Is right in pronouncing the Pan
ama canal scheme pojeible, and for the
glorill a 'Jon of bis name. Certainly
not in order to lastingly benefit the
unfortunate 102,000 shareholders,
chitllyFrench'peaaants and shop keep
ers, 16,000 o! whom belong to tho fair
sex, for with such an enormous outlay
the Pnima Canal cannot pay. Tak
ing, with Mr. Rodriguez, the toanege
using the canal rh 5,000,000 annually,
and the dues nt 12 shillings per ton,
which appears a high estimate, the
levenno would work o.it to 000,000,
while nearly 6,000,000 would be re
quired for interest and amoitisation of
the JC1C8.000.000 of capit il expenditure,
apart from the cost of maintenance,
etc , cf the canal. Here, then, is the
pro-pe;t of a stupendous annual de
ficit tf over jCS.OI'O.OOO.
As regards the heme tit to be con
ferred by the Panama Canal on the
trade of the woild, it seems to me to
be greatly exaggerated by the De Les
seps patty. The voyage to Yokohama
through the Panama Canal will be
1200 miles longer than through the
Hues Canal, it will be 3300miledlonger
to Shanghai, 4700 miles longer to
Hong Kong, and even to Sydney tbe
balance is in favor of the Suez Canal.
The country most benefited will be
America, for not only will European
vessels arrive more quickly on tbe
west coast ot tbat continent, but
vessels from the east coast
of the United States will
reach Australasia and Eattern
Asia with greater speed. Thus Ameri
can competition in our Australian
colonies will receive a strong support
by the proposed canal. France and
the rest of Europe have, on the other
hand, not much to gain in comparison
with the enormous sacrifices required
for the completion of the scheme. It
Is a pity that M. de Lesseps did not
conceive the project of theTehuante
pec ship canal as pot forth by one of
the first American engineers, Capt.
Ends. That enterprise has in it the
possibility of great financial success,
and could be carried out with a com
paratively moderate caoi'al expendi
ture. Decidedly, M. de Lessee's en
thusiasm was worthy f a better cause,
for it is more than ) "iisliie that the
Panama Canal will prove, aa one of
my French contemporaries prophesies,
tbe moet terrible financial ditarter of
tbe nineteenth century.
I'lrea at Hew Yerk.
Naw Y'obk, February 27. Early
this morning fire broke out from some
unknown cause in the stable of Pat
rick Mackey, in Magnolia ttrett,
B.ooklyn. Tbe high winds funned the
flames and scattered the burning em
bers in every direction. The fire
spread to Mr. Mackey's dwelling and
in a short time both were demolished,
causing aloes cf $.'500. The fire com
municated t tbe Lutheran Cemetery
and Cypress Hills Railroad Company's
depot. The firemen could not check
the flames, and the horses were res
cued with difficulty. Tbe depot, sheds
and stables were burned, with' forty
cars, ten mniors .-j a quauiity ot har
ness. The company estimate their
loss at over ilOO.COO. Iosnred In dif
ferent companies, but not for the full
Another fire occurred early this
morning in the four-story b'ick
building No. 257 First street, New
York, which is occupied for manu
facturing purposes. The first and
second il ors wete occupied by C. D.
DemoreBt, as a manufactory for r pera
(hairs. His loss is about $25,000,
The third and fourth fliors were occu
pied by S ephen Himond, as a nickel
p'a irg works. His loss is about
$0000. The buildiDg, which was de
stroyed, waa valued at ttx&O,
Cards Oat for Wedding Thursday
General and Personal
IcotaisrosDKXcs or tbs arrsiL.I
Hot.i.Y Sprin;s, Miss , Febrnary .
On Wednesday night we were pres
ent at a diamatic enteitaiument given
at Michigan City, by some of the
laJies and gentlemen of that place,
assisted by Mies Minnie Stith of Holly
Spring!. They bad a very good hounp,
in rp:te cf the rata, nud it waa one of
ttio mofet picusant aflaiis of the kind
we ever att'iided. f-oaie of the per
formers had never been on the itigd
before, but all acted their parts re
markably well, and several cf them
showed very decided drarrja'io tiler.t.
Music was interspersed between tbe
acts, and the evening passed pleas
antly for every one. Mrs. Dr. T. L.
Jackson, under whose direction and
rxanagement the entertainment was
given, deserves great credit fjr the
success of the enterprise. Mr. Mell
Lewis made a most admirable stage'
manager. It was fir the benefit of
the church, and we understand they
reali.sd a neat little sum.
Gen. A. M. West returned from
Memphis to-day.
The ladies of the Methodist Church
In Oxford will give a concert on tbe
evening cf March 0:h for the benefit
of their church.
Pinkeye is said ti have made its ap
pearance among horses in some por
tions of Lifayette coucty.
Brookhaveu ia infested with sick
ness and chicken thieves.
Mr. Hinds, night operator at the
railroad office at this place, is on a
short visit to his home near Corinth.
W. T. Read of Jackson, Miss., was
in town a few days since.
Mr. S. A. Owen of Memphis was the
guest of E. J. Matthews latt Sunday.
Prof. C. M. Dorttsr has returned to
The Hon. M. J. McKinney w as at
home this week during the recess cf
the Legislature.
Miss Annie Blake of New Orleans is
here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. J.
Mr3. IX. H. Peel aud Mrs. J. C. Mul
caby are guests of Miss Lucy Mat
thews. Mr. B.H. Williamson came up from
Jacktoa and spent Saturday and Sun
day with his family.
Mifs Mary Burton h;s returned from
Capt. A. Q Withers of Byhalia bus
returned from a trip to the coast.
Misses Mary, Nona, Minnie and
Master Percy S'.ith visited friends in
Michigan City this week.
Miss Fannie Scruggs and Miss Nor
fleet left yesterday morning for Jack
son, Mise., to attend tbe Drummers'
The Hon. H. C. Myers was in town
this week.
Mr. Frank Nor rl set has been in the
city during the week.
I. D. Blumentbal has gone Et for
a stock of spring good;.
John E. Anderson went to Jackioa,
Tenn., yesterday morning, to attend
the Interstate Agricultural and In
dustrial Convention.
Prof. E. Leon has been here several
days exhibiting rare birds and an
imals. Cards have been issud for the mar
riage ol our talented young townsman,
Mr. Rico T. Fant, and Miss Lizzie
Hull, a charming young lady of Bin
ton county, on Thursday next. An
account of the interesting event will
be given in our next letter.
Jack Johnson and Sam Blumenthal
Lave returned from New York, where
they have been purchasing spring
Miss Lillie McDowell is in Memphis.
Miss Em C. Polk left Monday fcr
LoniBiars, where she will spend some
time with her brother.
Judge Orlando Davis was in Mem
phis Tuesday.
Capt. Gu9 Swinco'l of Oxlord was
in town Sunday.
Mrs. Kobert Lucas is visiting Mrs.
Tho Emma Warren Combination
Company will give c performance at
the hall Monday night.
Judge R. S. Stitii left this morning
for San Antonio, Tex , where he has
been called on bubiuess, and will be
absent two or three weeks.
Judge W. S. Fcatherstou is at home
Mr. John Burton was in Memphis
this week.
Misses Mary and Nona Siith paid a
flying visit to Memphis to-day.
Mrs. Uargus is visiting friends in
Jackson, Tenn.
Miss Mamie Alexander returned
borne this evening from a week's visit
to the Bluff City.
Mr. Carey Andercon of Memphis
has been in this city during tbe week.
Messrs. Young and Bottom went as
delegates from Victoria t9 the Inter
atats Agricu'tural and Industrial Con
vention at Jackson, Tenn.
Maj. Scruggs and Mrs. Hammond
are in New Orleans.
Mrs. John L. McGowan and children
were in Memphis to-day.
Mr. Henry Miller has gone to St.
Mr. MaYomb Jeflreya of Chuhhoma,
in thia county, and Mi'asLelia Johnson
of Brandon, Miss., were nwri'd in
Jackson on the ltith inetint.. at the .
residence of Mr. R. II. Henry. Tbe '
Rev. Dr. Hunter officiated. 1
The Rev. Mr. Hargrave spent Sun
day in Oxford and held services in the
It ia with eincti'i regret Ua! we
learn o! the death ot Mrs. Beatrice
Cook, at her home nearTbyatira. She
was tbe daughter of our esteemed
friend, Col. C. C. Stephenson, and by
the chaimsof her chaiacter and per
son won the love of all who knew
her. She was lovely in every relation
of life, and we extend Our tieartfelt
sympathy ti her bereaved father, hus
band and friene's.
The Rev. Mr. Harris of Oxford held
services at Cbriet Church, in this city,
last Sunday, aud delivered one of the
most beautiful and instructive sermons
we ever listened to. It was fullof deep
thoughts and was one of those din
courses tbat his congregation could
take home in their hearts and feel
bet'er for having heard. Mr. Harris
is quite young, having only been ad
mitted to deacon's orders, but he prom
ises to be one of the brightest lights
in the church.
The senior bishop of this diocese,
the Rt. Iv8V. Win. M. Green, is said to
be the oldett living bishop in Amer
ica. He is eighty-seven years of age.
A pritoner fired the Coffeeville jail,
thinking to escape in the confusion,
but the jailer discovered it in time to
extinguish the flames and spoil his
little plan.
R. tj. Uaynie, a jeweler and tele
graph operator, has been arretted and
lodged in jail on the charge of having
set the torch to tbe buildings recently
burned at Macon, Miss.
A strike for higher wages by tbe
brakeuen on the Canton division cf
tbe Illinois Ontral railroad a fjw
davs ago threatened tbe delav of
trbine, but af.er a satisfactory adjust
ment cf terms tie e riktrs resumed
Prohibition was defeated at West
Point by a majority o'. two.
Mr. Logan Waker left fof New Or
leans this mornine kith.
The First Sign
Of falling health, whether in the form of
Jiglit Sweats aud Xt-rvoutnc-Mi, or iu a
enMi of General Weariness and Loss of
Appetite, should suggest the tcof Aycr's
Sursarmrilla. This preparation U laost
effective for giving tono nn.l frtron-rth
to tho enfeebled system, promoting tho
digention and uxsimilutlon of food, restor
ing the nervous forces to their normal
condition, nud for purifying, cuiiehiug,
and vitalizing the blood.
Failing Health.
Ten years njro my health bepan M fail.
I was troubled with a distressing Cough,
Night Sweats, Weakness, nnd Nervous
ness. I tried various remedies prescribed
by different physicians, but became so
weak tliut I could not eo up stairs with
out stopping to rest. Sly friends recom
not eo ii
st. Sly fr
mended mo to try Aver's f-arsaparillu.
which I did, and 1 urn now as lieultliv and
strong ss ever. Jlrs. L. L. Williams,
Alexandria, Minn.
I have used Aycr's Snrsaparllla. in my
family, for Scrofula, and know, if it i
taken faithfully, that it will thoroughly
eradicate this terrible disease. I have also
preseritied it as a tonic, as well as an alter
ative, nnd must say that I honestlv believe
It to be tlio best blood medicine ever
compounded. W. F. Fowler, 1). D. 8.,
M. I)., Greenville, Tenn.
Dyspepsia Cured.
It would be Impossible for me to de
scribe what I suffered from Indigestion
and Headache up to the time I began
taking Aycr's Sarsaimrilln. 1 wu under
the tare of various physicians and tried
a great many kinds of medicines, hut
never obtained more tlum temporary re
lief. After taking Ayer's Sarrnparillu- for
a short time, my headache disappeared,
aud my stomach performed its duties more
perfectly. To-tlay my health is com
pletely restored. Mary Hurley, Spring
field, Mass.
I bavo been greatly benefited by the
prompt ue of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. It
tones and invigorates thesysteiu. regulates
tho action of tho digestive iunl assimilative
organs, and vitalizes the blood. It is,
without doubt, tho most reliable blood
purifier yet discovered. II. I. Johnson,
S-SJ Atlantic uve., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla,
Trepsrod by Dr. .7. C. A yr ft Co., Lowell, Mans.
I'rlrogl; six lmttlrn, S3.
Medical & Surgical Institute
Dra. Keery, Furse & Lewis,
Practical Specialists
I'lllS, XfcNN., and hav opened a
Medical and Siinrkal Institute
Iu the Cs'uyoso Hold,
Entrance on Mnin street, First Floor, Firt
iKiorto 'ho Kirht. where wo will treat SCI
ENTIFICALLY the fo'Mwin diffuses: All
Diseases reculiar to Women; nlo, treat
Kh'urau'i'ra, Neuralitin, Sciatica, Liver and
Kidne" Dhuho", such 111 Chronio Corslipa
tion. Bilioumf. Sick Heula jbea. Keoial
Dijoafcj, such as Pile. Fmuro ol rhe Kec
'um. fistula in Anu-. lllooil D'soase. snch
Syehil s, Serofuls, White Saollinit. Vene
real Ii eaes, luoh as tionerrbea- Impo
tence, Sterility an t Nervous and Soxnil Do
biliiy. Disen.His of the Eye, Kar and Throat.
Oi!um and 41. retains Uahi.s eored with
out Mifl'eriDjr or rietent'On troin butn'SB.
CANCER, lMtOl'sY and CATARRH are
cured by us.
We Core Stammering: by ah Art
no Medicine or Instruments used.
We Extract Cancirs with a Vegeta
ble riaster, without performing any
surgical operation and without much
We trest Stricture b Electrolysis, which
Is painless; Consumption, Asthma una Dis
cuses o the Heart, Dyspepsia and all er
tou Diseases. All fain Diseases, such as
Eeiema, Tetter, Kto., treated.
ar Correspondence solicited,
ori'in HOVHH Frout k.m. lo 1
i.ro.. d from 8 P.nl to H p.m.
No. 17 Jefferson Street,
(Between Main and Front.) MEMPHIS.
IKsUhliihed in IStiO.I
DR. JOHNSON is aoknowtoilcod by all par
ties interested as by far the most suc
cessful physician in the treatment of private
or secret diseases. Quick, permanent cures
marantoed in every case, male or fen ale.
Recent ca'es of (Jonorrhea and byphilis
cured in a f w dnys without the use of mer
cury, chance of diet or hindrnnce lrom
binineis. Secondsry Sythili", the last ves
tise eradicated without tho use or morcitry.
Involunsary loss cf somen stopped in a short
time. Sufferers frnm impotency or loss of
sexual powers restored to tree vikm in a tow
weeks. Victims of sell-abuse snd cxcetaive
venery, suffering from spermatorrhea and
loss of physics! end mental power, speedily
ana permanently curtu.
tion imid to the Diseases ol W omen, and
Cures fUlirsniceu. rniraiy'v---
without the use of cnu-tioor the knife. AH
consultations strictly confidential. Medi
cines sent by express to all parts of the
country. . . ... ... .v .1
erVYorliinmen enrea av nan um "
rates. Office hour! 1 from 8 c 1 clock .a.m. to
o'clock p.m. P. S- JOHNON. M.D.
AS asdl.ou Street. Jlrranhln, Tenn.
A FULL stock of Wooden and Metallio
Cans snd Cs'kets, linrial Robes, etc.,
always on nand. OrdersVyTeietrapnorlejl-
epbne V..rtn-y 'r-M-d c
.e who was deaf twenty-em ht yt
rested Iit most ol the noted si eciahus or
tic d y with r.o bene 6t. Ccsso MiusKi.r in
three months. n I since then tauod'edenf
others by -Mine prooe.-s A plain, simpleand
succsstul home treatment. sudreM T. b.
PAeK.UoKutKlaSUiisw lork.C.tr..
vV-'.-. ."-
Oils t$3 IXrctTrl Stores
Office, 349 Front Street, Memphte, Tenn.
Estes, Boam & Go.
Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors
115 Union tret. TComnhfH. Tenn.
And Commission Merchants,
2tti and 262 Front tit.. 3Iemn.il. IVnn.
J. T. FAR6AS0N & GO.
Wholesale Grocers & Cotton Factors,
S69 Front Street, HempM, Tenn.
Cotton consigned to us will biT our careful attention. We carry at all times a well
selected I toe a o.
Staple &. Fancy Groceries, Wines, Lf quorsjcb&cco & Cigars,
Ami will II nm T.nw t
Wtiolenale Dealers and Publisher,
Sole Afenti for the following First-CIatt InstmmenUi
A JLAlfPfM )., wilKt:l,ICK.
"Writo for Cstaloinnw. TUosi. 22 nml 2VW RTirOHitt ST.. SIFMPHT8
204 Front Street,
Cotton FaGtors swi esaleGrocGrs
No. 397 Neeoinl Street, : Memphis. Tenn,
Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors,
And Dealers In Levee and Railroad Supplies,
No. 274 Front Strt -MomM-, Tti
ipocers & Cotton Factors,
Xo. 393 Main Slreet, flayono Rlork.
J. W. M('HOKKv
i enaesseeSrewmgiiO
Filsener Beer in Kegs and Bottles.
Onlj Pare Cbrjstal Well Water Used for Brewlaff Purposes.
S. W. Corner Butler and Tenneweo Stu,
Doors, Sash. Blinds, Molding, Lumber,
Lath and Shingles, Flooring, Ceilin? and Od arrests.
Meeeiver's S
On and after this date I shall offer at prltal. sale the emir stock of
Hardware, Cutlery, Mechanics' Tools,
Sawmill Supplies, Agricultural Implements,
,1- shall continue to se'l from dsr to da at very low rates. Those reqnirict anjthisc la
this Hue for lluildinc . Mechanicsl, Farmins; or ether purposes, will have an cp;ortuni 7 M
suppls their wants at rales .restly to their advantage.
MaMPUiBFebruRry 1, 1SS6. . I. McDOW ELL, Beeelvcr.
Opp. Cnstoni-House.
S. P. liOWDRE.
Vice-President ; Seiy and Treaa.
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