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Second etree',
MamrhiN. Twin.
Tl'ESIMV, : : MAKCII 9, lHStt
Til K Bt'll1 MTl'ATIOM.
TLe returns of thirty clearing-house-a
published in detail on our
thiid page still 'how gains over last
year. The week's total increase over
the corresponding time in-1885 was
29.5 per cent.; outside ol New York,
25.4 per cent., an amount that tells
well (or general tiade, as the New
York returns include Wall street spec
ulations. Upon the increase list were
Chicago, I' ll per cent.; St. Louis, S3.2;
Cincinnati, 43.(1; Louisville, 25.1;
Kansas CUy, S3 9; New Orleans, 5 9.
and Memphis, OH per cent. There
were six cases of decrease, one of
which down 19 14 4; none of the
others was 7.7 per cent. ; one was a
low aa 0.i. Such a showing is an en
cauraging contrast to the weekly re
ports of a large part of lait season,
especially when we remember the Im
mense sdowj that have impeded busi
ness beyond the ordinary winter's in
flictions; the obstructions from strikes,
the dragging wheat market and the
extremely low price of cotton. If un
der these and other obstacles trade
can show as good a front as the clear
ings indicate, we may take courage
and go on with confidence, not forget
ting to have caution also in the train.
In many instances the strong and de
termined attitude of strikers, and
especially the application of the "boy
cott," are producing effects so power
ful as to indicate an approaching
crisis, so often anticipated between
capital and lubor. The anxiety en
gendered by this has a checking effect,
weakening confidence in the immedi
ate future. There is a movement on
hand to introduce a series of ttrikes
on a large scale in May, with a view
to reducing working hours to eight
each day. when difficulties are ex
pected to increase. The strikes exist
ing are all over the country from San
San Francisco to Maine, and the bold
ness and firm policy with which most
of them are conducted renders prop
erty men thoughtful. Railroad build
ing proepec's are much beyond those
of last spring; projects and surveys are
numeious. The building trade opens
up well in most places. In miniag
districts an active year la confldontly
looked for. Inside the cotton belt the
very low price of the staple has lobbed
the season of Its brightness, and the
planting season approaches amid
much discouragement, but whether
the result will be some departure, at
least, from the course of "all cotton,"
remains to be seen. Hopes to that ef
fect are below par, Our Memphis
clearings the last month have shown
the effect of low priced colon upon
business. New York reports money
easy lit 2 with oilers at 2 per cent, a
rate that will check the tendency to
invest in Kumao. Still some go'd is
going over eveiy week, but the Bank
of England rate is only 2 per cont. On
Thursday the Treasury received 1385,
000 hr redemption. The silver ques
tion still dnvjs on with an apparently
hopeless prospect cf deliverance,
which is a check on our opening pros,
pects. In business the politician is a
ditliulty incorrigible. The House Bank
ing Committee has decided to investi
gate financial and banking interests,
it is hoped with a view to reforms and
the introduction of sound improve
ments. Liit Wednesday $1,118,800 in
gold was. shipped to Europe; up to
$1,555,000 was engaged to go during
the week. The Bank of Eogland bai
its rate down us low as it can put it,
and it la expected to stay.'there for
some time to come. The Little Rock
Ga-.'Me repoits money there at 10 per
per cent, to bank customers, with an
euiy money market. The Nashville
turiVnn repoitibnnk business rather
quiet, collections improved; loan ac
count reduced to the lowest point, and
accumulations seeding investment east
The New Orleans Thaimc repoits a
continuance of bank monotony, but
financial conditions are healthful and
prices generally low, which raises ex
pectation or a reaction; losal money
abundant and cheap. As spring be
gins to approach there is a peiceptible
movement toward a higher plane, and
expectations are assuming a decidedly
more cheerful aspect.
The Bell Telephone Company has
used its powers in a way that has
brought upon it the accusation ot ex
tortion. It is statsd that the cost of a
complete telephone instrument is
J:; 42, and that the total average ex
psnd tire for "plant" lor each tub
ecriber is about $11. In Indiana the
Legit la . ura pa;se J an act requiring
that tbe monthly rent ol ea;h tele
phone should not exceed $3, instead
ofthef " that l ai been charaed. A
auil was instituted by the company, in
the Supreme Court of the State, when
that court decided that telephone com
panies, like tt legraph companies, are
c. mmon arriers, and as smb. eome
under KttU j jrisdirtion, and alsi that
the 'aw reducing the charge for the
ose cf instruments is constitutional.
Ia consequence cf this decision, the
com; any has announced its intention
to withdraw from doing bnsiness in
Indiana. They allege ai the reason
for this step that the expense of the
instruments and tervice is such that
$30 year for ttizh user of
the telephone w 11 not pay
tbem to continue the businees
where they are limiUid to that
amount They also state that they
hall appeal to the United State Su
preme Court againat the decision of
the Indiana com t, The notice comes
from tha local company, but its con
nection with the main company de
stroys any more than a formal differ
ence between the two. The Investiga
tion which such a suit will insure, and
the investigation into the validity of
the Bell patent which the general gov
ernment is about to make, show tt at
the power of the Bell monopoly to
extort is probably appro ictiing Its
term. At all eventf, should the Su
preme Court confirm the Indiana de
cision, as is very confidently expected,
other f-tiles will, in the same way, re
duce extortionate charges. In Ne
York a rut mm re lor such a purpose is
already before the L?KiUture. The
action of the company in threatening
to close its cilices in Indiana is re
garded a) taken for the purpose of
compelling the acceptance of its
terms, but the general effect will be to
excite and increase the opposition
which already exists to etravRunt
0K Ol TIIK MWNT HOIllllHl.t:
AaEatlro raaally Killed by at Boy,
IbtSonaad Bralhrr of the
Onaiik Mikhion, Kan., March S. Onu
of the! most horrible nnmier ever
know n in this county hum perpetrated
tliix morning near this place. Mr.
Mendel, living thirteen miles north
west of town, wan awakened about 1
o'clock thin morning by a ncrcani. lie
went to the door inul wiih met lv
Willie ScIIh, the mm of a neighbor, J.
M.KcIIh. TIio boy cried out: "Mr.
Mendel, a man in at our lioune w ith a
hatchet and ban hurt father Hiid
mother, I don't know how badly."
Mr. Mendel went with tho
bov, aroiiHing ,1. I. liiie, another
neighbor, on the way. I'iioii reaching
ScIIh'm Iioiimo u iniiht horrible wight met
their even. In tin-bed in the north
room lay Walter, Willie's oldest
brother and bed fellow, aged nineteen,
bin throat cut and the entire top of
bin head chopped oil', exposing the
brain ami bis left eye hanging upon
Imn check. Taming into the Mouth and
main room, where a light wan burn
ing, they Htumbled over the proHtruUi
form of Mr. ScIIh, bin head crushed
and almost ncvered from bin body.
Near by lay Mrs. Sells, a lady of forty
three veins, her head mushed ami u
fearful gash in her throat. On the bed
in the southeast corner of thin room
lay on W Illie's sister, aged fourteen,
killed in the same niannerastheother
three. Lying near Mr. Sells's head
was a bloody butcher knife ami on a
chair a hatchet, matted with hair and
blood. The hoy said that he had heel)
awakened by something ami looking
ii saw n low, heavy-set man with
dark hair, cut close, standing in the
door. The man stepped in and reach
ing over Willie, struck Watty, who
lay in the back of the bed. Willie
jumped out ami dressed w bile the man
was still in the room. The ninn rushed
out of one door w hile Willie ran out
of the other, and started up the
road on a run, Willie after him. A
short distance off stood n mall on
horseback, holding another horse,
upon which the man vaulted and
both made oil'. Willie then went into
Mendel's. Alter the bodies had been
discovered Kice took line lioine
with him, where he slept soundly till
morning. A coroner's jury was im
paneled, and the subsequent investi
gation brought forth much tiom the
boy. Suspicion rested upon him ami
he was put upon the stand. Me
swore that lie bad not washed his
hands since .the murder, but
inspection showed that while
his hands and wrists were
(lean there was a water mark about
which Ins lorearms were iteeplv en
crusted with blood, which appears to
have spurted up his sleeves. A round
his linger nails, too, was blood. Upon
removing Ins pants Ins drawers were
seen to be saturated with spattered
blood, and bis bare feet were covered
with the same sanguine thiid. His
(ret lilted nil the bloody footmarks to
be found. The bov stoutlv denied
being the murderer, and main
taiued a bold front throughout. Th,
eonc'Uiion of the inquest was
VostiHined until to-morrow. The bov
was smuggled into a buggy by Toliee
Judge ' I'ainbern and leplltv-Sberiff
, i i . - .1 . f.ii':.. i..'.
i.ocKe ami unveil 10 nie jau in r.ne
for (ear of I vnching, which appeared
imminent. On the wav to Krie he
said to Mr. Oambern: "Those fellows
tried to get me to say that 1 did it, but I
thought it would be In-st not to admit
it." There is bin dlv a doubt but that the
Ihiv committed the dreadful crime
though no motive is known. Mr. Sells
Inul in bis pocket-book JHH) in gold
nndilTOin bills, which were not dis
turbed. besides three watches. John
Hall of Krie lias been appointed
guardian ot the hoy.
Mali) ot Murrtfr la Ibo Ural De-
laraoML to the rrL.I
Nasiivii.i.k, Tknn., March 8. Bun
ltrown. one of the murderers of Frank
Arnold, known as tho headless
horror, was to-day found guilty of
murder in the first degree.
Profeaaloaal Ktlqnetle
Prevents some doctors from advertis
ing their skill, but we are bound by
ro such convention! rules, and think
that if ws make a discovery that is of
benefit to our fellows we ought to
snread the fact to the whole lend
Then fo'e we cause to -be published
throughout the land the fact that Or.
I.. Pierces "Uolden Medical l;s
eorcry" is the bott krown remedy for
cent-umntion ('cnfula of the lungs)
and lindred d nases. Send 10 centi
in ntsnips f jr Dr. Pierce's complete
htatiseon consumption, witSi unsur
prised means of If-trea'ment. Ad
dress Weill's Ilfpeneaiy Medical
Aa-nciation, fiti3 Main street, Buffalo,
Interview With Grand Macter Work
man Powderly or the
Knights of Labor.
Tb i la Dtxrn l , PA.,March 8. G rand
Master Workman Powderlv.the bead
of the Kolifbts of Labor organization,
wno is in this city attending a meet
ing of the General Executive Board,
said lo-night to a representative of the
Associated x'reas that be had receivea
no summons to 8l Louis to settle the
difficulties between the striken and
the Gould system c f roads ; that there
is no significance in the fact that ao
many striken are now in pi ogress in
the United States by assemblies of the
Koigbtaof Labor. "It ia coinci
dence, merely," said he, "and there is
no concerted action contemplated by
the order, as has been suggested, the
strikes being incidental, and. I think,
chiefly owing to the fact that this is just
the beginning of tha spring trad and
the opening of a period of prosperity
in business."
Ucon being asked whether be did
not think that the increase in the
number of strikes just now was owing
to the knowledge of an increased
power by the organlzitlons of labor,
said: "I doubt it, aid I think that I
cn speak for tbe General Executive
15c a rd. 1 do not thine that it is wise
to inaugurate to many strikes unless
it can he shown there is an extreme
necesity for them. If many of the
men who are striking would display a
little more common tense and use a
little more patience, they would get
all they are striking for and save their
time and money in tbe bargain. If
they would exercise proper modera
tion in their negotiations with their
employers and submit their claims,
firmly made and properly represented
to arbitration, I am free to lay that I
am sure trat nine out of ten ciues
which end in a strike could be a satis
factorily arranged without resorting to
such an extreme and generally doubt
ful expedient. Indeed, in the nine
cases there would be no necessity for
a ttrike. There is a feeling now that
labor mutt be recognised by the em
p'oyer; that tbe employer must listen
to the employes, and tha lime tut
come when the shopman, the mill
owner, tbe manufacturer in every de
partment of trade, is ready to listen to
the demands of the men, and to yield
to them when those demands are
reasonable. Organltation, discipline
and realization of the right and the
might in the case has brought about
tbiB change, and these advances on
the part of tbe employers should not
be repulsed by hasty and inconsiderate
action on tbe rart cf the working
"Arbitration, then, and not strikes
ia the theory of the order?" said the
" x es, arbitration always when it is
rowible; strike only as a last retort.
But when that point is reached strike
hard, strike in earnest acd never sur
render, except to just concessions.
Why, this board I pointing to the mem
bers who were listening) has, since
the lit ot January, settled by arbitra
tion ibO cases, which would otherwise
have resulted in strikes without tbe
gaining ot a single point by the strik
ers. Tbe Knight of Labor and the
other labor organizations in sympathy
with its plans constitute, at the pres
ent time, the most powerful organiza
tion ot woiktngmen ever Known tu
the history ot the woili. Its
strength is increasing every day, and
its intluence is felt every day in every
branch ot trade in this country, it is
dangerous to abuse this power. It can
always inslet upon just demands care
fully considered and thoughtfully sug-
feeted. It cannot afford to fritter
(self away upon every little pretense
ot wrong, hastily formulated and pig-
headedly insisted upon. The growth
of tbe power ol labor should be an
occasion for calm deliberation and
moderation. Tbe workingmen should
be careful to see to it that they do not
sap and undermine their Hrengtn by
extreme demands and unreasonable
araumDtion ol ImDOitance and power.
It is. as some one has said before me,
a good thing to have the power of a
giant, but it is an evil thing to use it
like a giant, it was tbe disposition
on the part of the employer to refuse
to treat with his w orkingmen that made
the labor organizations a necessity
to them. Now that we have tbe
power which comes from organization,
we must use thBt power wisely and
moderately, and be careful that we do
not change position with the em-
nlover and refuse to treat with him,
except it the point of tbe pistol or
the ttrike, which is about the same
thing. A stnke should be the last re
sort, when everything else has tailed,
and net an every-day expedient,
which, used a) such, loses its power
aa it increases in frequency. In the
old assemblies, which are familiar
with our plana and purnojea, strikes
were infrequent. It is the new, and
as yet not fully informed organiza
tions, which, upon sometimes insulli
cient and frequently trivial causes,
makes the final and desperate appeal.
As oar organization grows there
will then be less strikes, because
there will be lees necessity for them.
Our power will be, in time, greater
than men now think. It will last so
long as we use it wisely. (And it will
be CO used). No power la lees lm
pertant than the constituent itself.
"Is the strike the last resort of the
Knights of Labor?" asked the re
porter. The Master Workman smiled. "I
see," said be. "what you are driving
at. A strike is a bad thing. Boycott
is immense in its results. A strike
stops production merely; a boycott
kills it A strike for a week is only
tbe loss of a week's business, trade
and wages. A boycott tor a week can
be tbe utter ruin of the business it
self. We have never failed in a boy
cott which has been ordered by the
General Committee. Its effectiveness
is undoubted, but it is an extreme
power which we use with caution."
"Is there not danges" said the re
porter, "that your organization may
become engaged in political move
ments and thus lose its power?"
' I hive no fear of that. The mat
ter involved in the existence and work
ot the Knights of Labor are nearer to
its members than matters of partisan
politics. We have here as you see on
this committee members of the two
old parties, a Greenbarker, and (with
a smile) other cranks like myself. We
are net politicians here. We have a
method of dealing with those who, as
tome have, entered our ranks
t) serve political ends; we turn
them out. We have bad no part
in ro!lt ice. It is bread and butter.the
riirhta of the emrloved. the matsrtal
and conceit, things of every day life,
tfct constitute the elements which do
now and always will bold us together,
and thef e are stronger than pait.f an
r.oliiiral t;es. That is why I do not
fcarthe intrusion of colitirs when
people talk, as sometime they do,
about using the Knights cf Labor as a
political engine; tbey ;oter fie most
arrart nonsense. It is not worth
while to disenrs the matter with such
s nun. He is i-i'her a iiar or an
empty-headed fool.
In conclusion Mr. Powderly raid
that the Knights ot I aTor as an or
ganization had nothing ti do with tbe
strike in tbe bitumens coal region. as
tbe miners were nnder a serarate
organization, but he was -atiffied the
day was very near when all the labor
organizttions of the country would
be united nnder one general supervis
ion and central. He will remain in
Philadelphia with tbe General Com
mittee several days, unless called
away, aa he thinks poeeble, to the
Weet to arrange the difficulties there.
Tha Praaalar Herlaaaly ladlaaaaed
(BLtraaaaa Iba Itl.b l.laada-
aroaaaa riasaaeea.
London. March 8. Mr. Gladstone
has so far progressed with the land
lords' anoronriat on scheme as to re
quire the cervices of. Sir Henry
Turing. Parliamentary Uonnsel to tbe
govern men t, to draft the details of the
bill. lie proposes an ascending scale
of rates of purchase on tbe ratio of
the extent and value of tenants' hold
It has been sicertained by tbe press
that t lactone is counned to bis room
and has spent the time since Saturday
in bed. Ministeis required by the ex
igencies of State business to call npon
him have been received in his bed-
loam. He attends to necessary corre
spondence by dictation.
The London and Noithweatern Rail
way Company bai issued an order dis
charging 1000 navvies. The nien
thrown out of work are nearly all
Irishmen. The company says the
present depression in trade in Great
Britain made the present act on neces
the Chief ecrcUry for Ireland, re
plying to questions in the House of
Commons, this afternoon, stated
that Mr. Tuke started for the islands
on the Western coast of Ireland with
a little money and a quantity of seed
potaloss. He added, the mother gov
ernment would take other measures
to relieve the distress, which he said
Tha Flaanrlal Nltnalloa at LeadlaK
- riDBoelnl C'enlrra.
London, March 8 Discount was
llrm at 1 for three months and 1
for short. Business on the Stock Ex
change was active and the tone im
proved, but prices were without ncti
ble variation. American railway se
curities were firm and dealings were
brisk. Tbe fears of pool difficulties
have subsided, and tbe prospects of
tbe Reading reorganized are restoring
confidence. All issues show a marked
gain, prices c'oiicg the highest of the
week. Louisville and Nashville rose
1. The aniina'ion in the cotton mar
ket favors trullic prospects.
Tneaay and Irr ftnlar at Paris.
Paris, March 8. The Bourse was
uneuiy and irregular, being disturbed
by rumors of a bad budget balance,
causing adverse financial prospects by
the ministry. Buying was confined
to foreign stock". Three per cent,
rent as are down 20c.
Steady aud Quiet at Kerllu.
Berlin, March 8. The Bourse wa
steady and quiet and changes were
So 1'baaga at Fraakfort.
Frankfort, March 8. There wai
no change of importance on the Bourse.
International securities were easier.
The dividends declared by thirty-five
German and Aus'rian banks for the
past year are lower in one instance,
higher in foutteen instances and the
same in ten instances as the dividends
last year.
Lonoos, March 8. Mr. Malcolm
Wcod, now chief conetabla of Man
chester, will succeed Sir Edmund Hen
derson as chief commissioner of the'
Metropolitan police force.
Loniijs, March 8. The boiler on
the tug R fhmen exploded in Cardiff
harbor this morning. The vessel and
crew, consisting of six perton?, were
blown t atoms. The cvlinder of the
ergine s'ruck a passing Italian ship, a
quarter it a mile distant, and killed
the pilU,
fttMeiiK'Ut or the t'talraao and
Tark Bxrbansta.
Oiicaoo, March 8. The number of
bushels of grain in store in the
United States and Canada and the in
crease or decrease compared with last
week will be posted on Uiange to
morrow as follows: -
Wheat, 61.1!7:i,ia0; decrease, 8 .,-'!).
Corn, 12,010,40:!; increase, l,r4;j,iwt.
Oats, 2,02:i,5W; decrease, 224,.rHi2. Rye
707,4:t4; increase, 17S1. Barley, 14.'v
1179; decrease, .1)1,4 is. lhe amount.
in the I'hieago elevators was: Wheat,
14,2id,2:!li; corn, a,L':W,423; oats, 420,
74:; rye, 264,707; barley, 14:l,."xit.
latemeat af tbe Aw
Tark If
Nkw York, March 8. The Produce
Exchange reports the following visible
supplv of grain in the United States
and Canada at this date, in compari
son with one week ago: heat, 51,-
277,r77 bushels: decrease', Si2,lli.
bushels. Corn, 12,!X!,0.")7 bushels; in
crease, 4(i5,147 bushels. Oats, 2,02:1,
214 bushels; decrease, 224,(145 bushels.
Rye, t74,iSri bushels; decrease, 51,5;!1.
Itaiiev, 1,255,5e0 bushels; decrease,
l2K,7li2 bushels.
A Wlanar ar Tboaaaada Jlended a
Mr. IzidoM Schwerla is a German
tailor residing at "34 Cherry street,
Kansas City, afo. The filth of a Lou
isiana I.nttnrv ticket had been pur
chased bv Schwartz' wife as a birthday
present to ber husband. On the 12th
lost, the ticket drew a prize, but, as ner
husband's birthday did not occur until
tbe ISth inet., she decided to keep it a
secret until then. Thursday night,
however, unable longer to hold be
secret, she told her husband of the
luck that had be fallen him. He went
tt his shop, sf'er sending his ticket
away through the Bank of Commerce,
and finifhcd a era', on which he was
working. Besides the f;i0,0C0 drawn
by Schwarls and Benson, Mr. Jciin W.
Barnes, proprietor of the Diamond sa
loon, held a whole ticket which drew
$000. Altogether, it was a rretty
po.)d n'ontb for Kansas City. fvaiia
City Shi.) TVmc.t, Jan. 10.
MARCH 9, 18SG.
Report of the House
on the Interstate
merce Bill.
Washington, March 8. Senator
John F. Miller ol California died at
his reeidence on Connecticut avenue,
in this city, at 1 :20 o'clock this after
noon, afoer a piolonged illneM. While
his ondiiion has been regarded as
precarious for mat.. ' weeks past, his
death to-day was sudden and unex
pected. At no time since his arrival
in this city to attend the sessions c f
this Congress bai he been regarded as
entirely ont of danger, bnt he showed
such wonderful recuperative powers,
and rallied co often from attacks
which were regarded at the time as
neceerarily fa'a', that his friends
have been encouraged and even looked
for his ultimate recovery. His death was
the resnlt of a complication of disor
der arising primarily from a severe
wound in the eye received during tbe
war, twenty-three years ago. Tbe
ballet remaided in bis bead for about
twelve years be f jre it could be ex
tracted, and tbe wound capped his
strength and rendered him an easy
victim to disease. Loss ol sleep de
bilitated bis aytt'in, and attbinatia
symptoms kept him in almost constant
paiu. B right's disease subsequent
ly began its insidious woik, and then
But tbiough all his illness the Sena
tor showed such nerve and wi'l power
that bis physicians were encouraged
to hope that be might possibly re
cover. Several operations were per
formed, and seemed 13 give much re
lief. When tbe storm pe siedover the
city last night the Secator complained
ol feeling mncn worse and wa
troubled with asthma. His physicians
were promp ly summoned and their
attentions seemed to cave ouut mm
np again. This morning the attend
ing physician, Dr. Pope, made a
careful examination of the pa
tient and reported his condition as
more favorable tbaa it had been for
several days past. Mies Miller re
minded her father that she had made
an engagement with ber cousin, Mai
O. C. Miller, to go to the Capitol, but
she did not think she ought to go
under the circumstances. Her father
said it was wrong for her t) think of
etaving home on Lis account. Tbe
doctor said he wai better, aad in fact
he did
He nrged her so strongly that
at last she consented, aud thus
it happened bv her father s own con
sent she was away from his bedside
when he breathed bis last. Tbe news
of her father's death unnerved her
completely. The Senator remained
auiet ud to about 1:20 o'ebek. when
be became restless and asked for
the doctor. A messenger was sent for
Dr. Pope, but before he an vied Mr,
Miller had pes.ed away, lie was
conscious to the last, and took a sad
farewell of bis wife, wno had been at
his bedside all day. Mr. and Mrs.
John Divis had c-lied a fdw minutes
before and were also present wben he
died. Tbe Senator leaves a w; id and
one daughter. fc&jj
There is no Legislature in exist
ence in Caliiornia. A new one, to be
elected in the autumn, will meet next
January. Gov. Sionemao, who has
tie appointmer.t cf Gen. Miilei'a suc
cessor, is a Democrat.
The remains will be taken to Cali
fornia for buiial.
John F. Miller cf San Francisco was
born in Indiana in 1831. of parents be
longing to the State of Virginia. He
attended a classical academy at South
Bend, and afterward pursued his stud
ies in Chicago, with a view to enter
college. Subsequently he altered this
intention, and in 1849 began the study
of the law. He was a graduate of the
New York SUte Law School with the
class of 1852, and scon after re
turned Wes; and opened an
effice at South Bend, Ind. Be
forM long be packed up' for
California, where he practiced as a law
yer for three years. He then returned
to Indiana and resumed piofessional
work in that State. Mr. Miller was a
member of the IndianaSenaUinlSoO
He resigned to enter the army as col
onel of the Twenty-sixth Indiana
Volunteers. As commander of a bri
gade be served under Gens. Sherman,
Buell, Rowcraos and Thomas. He
waa severely wounded in the battles
of Stone River and Liberty Gap. Sub
sequent to his promotion to the rank
of Brigadier General he commanded
the Itf; division of 8000 men
in the batt'e of Nashville, and was
brevetted a MBjor General for con
epicuous courage. At the chice of the
war Uen. Miller was cfl'died a high
commiesion in toe tegular army. This
he declined, and returned to Califor
nia, where he was Collector of tho
Port of San Francisco four years. He
declined it appointment to that ctliae.
In 1872, 1876 and 18S0 Mr. Miller was
a Republican candidate lor Presiden
tial elector. He was a member of tbe
California State Constitutional Con
vention in 1870. Senator Miller's tsrm
began March 4. 1881, and exeired
March 3, 18S7. He sat on tbe Repub
lican Bide of the Senate. Senator Mil
ler was oaeof the wealthiest members
of the Senat?, his fortune being ee t
matad at from $4,000,000 to ft,000,000,
and was a great favorite at the capi-ah
his house being one of the most notsd
in W ashington for tu elegant enter
tainments. WASHl.NHiOX S0TES.
1 he Virginia Boa t'aara.
Washington, Mjirch. 8. The Su
preme Court of the United States to
day denied the niotiou. of W. N. Royal
to give preference over all cases to
suits coming from theSlateor Federal
( 'ourts of Virginia, involving tlieoues
tion of the constitutionality of tbe
coupon laws.
airport be lrat t'ouinierea
WisiiixoTo.N, March 8. The reisift
of the Committee on Commerce upon,
the interstate commerce bill was pre
sented to tho House to-day. Alter
explaining the details of the meanre,
itsavs: It is believed that the cisict
luen't and enforcement of such law
would provide for the just and i-ees-jwvrv
abridgement of the monopoly
powers of these corporation ami pro
tect the people against unreasonable
charges and extortionate Actions, and
will at the same time not interfere
with or embarrass tbe nmnarnient of
milrond corporations in anything
which is reasonable and just. The
committee believe it wiser ami bet
ter to provide for the enforcement of
such a law through the. instrumental
ity of the ordinary courts of just ice
iw the imlires aiid juries of tbe
country than bv th; orders of a com
mission. Tho machinery of the courts
is already in existence and will re
quire no additional expeuso, and it is
within convenient reach of the people
88 3VEcliou. Bti'eot,
fnrdmllr inrltea an intr-aMion of hta Large, Fre'h and Varic-il KFari5CO aad
Mia.Wt.i HlwC K ol Knarl h, Krenrh ud llrruin Wortieda, !aMimrea
and Euitinrl. romritinc the Lateit lrini and r inaJt 2'ealarea ia Uentla
men'a V ear.
earSampIea aad Prirei on api'lieuion to thoac who hava left iseuurta."
everywhere and as fully ablo to adju
dicate all eases arising under this bill,
and by methods w ith w hich the people
are fumiliar,w Idle no plan ofacom-uii -sioii
w hich has been proposed could
lie conveniently accessible to ail the
people, and if a plan should be pre
sented which would provide a juris
diction convenient to all the peoplo it
would be necessarily cumbrous and
very expensive. In this viewacommis-
mou is unnecessary unless it is the
purpose of Congress to enter upon the
detailed regulation of freight rates.
1 Tl
1 WS
New Orleans and the Great
American exposition,
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 1S86,
Via tha Old and Mailable HUaola
4airnl,uibe Model Railroad of I ha
a'oaito" One or tbe I'neapeat and
Meal attractive Trlpa on Kecord.
Just think "f the Rates (or tha Round Trip
To New Orleana and Return:
From Fulton (Ky.) Martin, etc.. unl.7 5
From Milan, Jackson, etc., only 6 10
From Orand Junction, elo.. only -.. o ta
From Holly Springs, Oxlora, etconly a tlO
From Grenada, Winona, tlu., only 4 ie
From Uurnnt,etc., only .- HBO
And even thee low rates Include tickota of
admission to the great Exposition, which of
It elf alone ia worth the oos'. ot the trip.
Tickets good tn return at pleasure on all
regular trains lor Dmju.
On Wednesday, March 17,1880,
A Special Train, with ample and first-class
accommodations in every respect, including
rullraan Paluce Sleeper', wi I leave Fulton
for Iew Orleans, via tha Illinois Oentr I
Railroaa. at W o'clock a... .: oill leave Milan
at 10:55 a.m. ; Jackson at 12:10 p m.; (I rand
Junction at 3 p.m.- Ilolly Spring! at 4: In
p.m. llreasda at 7:30 p.m. : Purant at 9:45
p.m., thus iving a DAYLIGHT ARRIVAL
in the Croscon: City at about 8 a.m. on tha
Thi. la Iniln.d n rare And llrat nlaf s nnnor-
Unity for everybody, and the attention of
the adies in particular is called to this ivx
curaion, as it will certainly provo a charm
ing and delight lul trip lor them.
Niipiil fLrraneements have been made
with the Hotel i in New Orleans for th bane-
fit of this Kxcurstoo.
Buy your tickets at once, aecuro sleeping
car bertha or sectiona it' wanted, and avail
v.,nr.Air nf thi. vrv cheno and deliKU'.ttll
opportunity to visit t e great Expisition and
ttie boautitul "Croscent Oity," ai this ia the
mo t attractive .eason of the year.
Ticketa for sa'e at the above and other sta
tions or me regular iRKei agenu oi too Illi
nois Central Kailroid.
For further information, address
U. li. CULLIXe,
General Manager Eicursion, Milan. Tenn.
HAS determine:! to give to Pupils and
Htutlenta of Music, on and after March
1, V.m, the eatnu discount cluimtu tiy xeaon
l.'iolinrt Ktark'a Piano Method. Books '
ml s ntjiil nrine. R3: Teachers' price. S2.
Richardson 'a a cw Method for Pianof rte
Retail pries, S3 25; I eachors' price,! 25.
Peters'a Kclectio Piano Method Retail
price, IS25; Toaohere' price, 82i5.
Crsmcr'a Piano Studies, edited by liana
von Bulow Retail price, tl 60; loaohera'
Ne Plus I'ilra Retail price, $1: Toachera'
price, 60c.
Ca tollU Vocalises, Hook 1 Retail price,
$150: Teachers' p-ice, 75c.
All Foreign Editions at ONE-THIRD OFF
"a"! "hee'teMutie ONE-HALF OFF marked
PFi "li. 1. HOLIiEXBERG,
And 317 Main st., Little Rock. Ark.
Ti) Gas Consumers
JT10R nil gas consumed on and after the 1st
. cf Apr I, proximo, by cttomers of this
fompany, the p'i will be Two Dollars and
Fifty Cents per thousand cubic feet, but
where the bills are paid within the first five
business days of each month a Discount ol
Filtv Corns per Ihousand leet will ho made,
making a net pnoe ol TWO DOLLAlth per
thousand cubic foot.
Me.MI'Hia ttthLItilir CO.
By K. EXSLEY. President.
.Ins. Chaig. Secretary.
Memphis, tenn.. Mifi-h 4, 1H8.
Do you want a pure, bloom
ing Complexion I If so, a
few applications of Hagan'S
ify you to your heart's eon
tent. It does away with Sal
lowness, ltedness, rimplCSj.
Blotches, and all diseases and
Imperfections of the skin.. It
overcomes the flushed appear
ance of heat, fatigue and ex
citement. It makes a lady of
T1IIBTY appear but TWEN
TY; and so natural, gradual,
and perfect are its effects,
that it is impossible to detect
its application.
Mkmi mi, Tisx., March 4, 1881.
milE firm of MURRAY RIDUELY,
I -..... ..I r a MI KHAY end tf. h
RIDUELY, cing business at 38 Mndisun
street, is th'S day dissolved by mutual con
sent, A. MliRRAV having sold Ms entire
interest to S. K. RIDUEL. in laid concern
8. E. KlOO r LY afsumes the linKilitiea of
the late concern, and will continue mo
TallurlDz fliirl linnoitin? Bnslntss
at the rid stand in his own nimo.
In retiring from ouainesa I beg to return
thanka for tbe liberal patronage extended to
Ml'hRAY HIDOKUY lhe past twenty
years, and bespeak for my late partner and
successor a continual, ot anf:,.T, . ,
"Impraaa of Song ," oonUralnf S3 vocal
piaaa. See, by mall 66e.
"Soac 8iBaair. 'oontainini S&Toaal placaa.
60s, br mail 65o.
"Piaao SoaTanir," eoatainina 60 inatra
martal bieoae. OOe. bv mail 6hm.
'Folia of Muaie," containing 80 ioi
) iBetramaat"
al pieeaa, duo, dj mail oac.
'Eaoalaior Method lor tha Orraa. eon-
taiainf complete laatruotiona. beaides
orer 100 vocal and Inttrumental pieoee.
boaad ia boardi. Price II, postpaid.
Coe'a Method for the Violin," rtio lateat
ana moat protrreaaive Inatrootor pub
liehed, bavins all oaoeaaarv inatiotiona,
and 100 aelectiona, aneh aa "When the
Robin Neat Afain," "I'll Await Mr
Lore." 'Daneini in tha Barn." "Little
llarlinr Dream nf Me." "Peek-e-Boo,"
"Some IT." Price 75c, postpaid.
Complete ttoek of Moaie Rolla, Casea, Wrap-
era, orrinK-iaca roiioa, iu ib
aigna of Leather and Pluah;
:IS Main M., HcniphlM.
Sola Ageota for Chlckerina, Hardman and
Ham bniiana rianos.
TniMtoo's Sale.
HA VINO been appointed trustee under
the rowers contained in tbe trust deed
made I y Surah L. l)ent nd George U. Dent,
aecuring the payment of a note for f lf00 by
them made September 14, 1883, due one year
alter aate, oeiauit navmr oeeu diiqb in iuv
payment thereof, at the request of the bidder
ot said no e, 1 will, on
IHoBday, April 5. lfsi.
at 12 o'o'ock in., at the southwest eorner nf
Main and Mudisoa streets, in the Taxing
District of Shelby county, Teen., sell the -following
described trseU of land; The first
brg'nning at Carr and McLemore'e corner
on Greer line; thenee east 11.40 chains te -Greer's
SB corner: thenee north 10 chains te -Ureer'a
NE corner: thence eaat 8 chains to
Kradshaw'a SB corner; thenee ouh 8.7H '
chains to MoLemore and Carr'a 8 W corner
of i:i-aore entry; thence east 13 chains;
thence north 10 chains to Wm. and Gideon
Pillow's line; thenceeaal 18.60; th.net south
50 chain": tnence west 47 W chains to Carr
and McLemore'a line; thence north 13.79
cbaina o the beginning, containing 1W acres,
more or less, it being trie aame tract of land
conveyed to Dtniel Hughes by James E.
Felts by deed of August 12, 1830, recorded ia
book 20, page 35. .....
Also, lot 111 ol tbe Borland subdivision of
lots, fronting 00 leet on the east side of Bor
land avenue, and running bark between
psrallol lines 170 loot In an allev.
Also, part of lot V nf same subdivision, on
the souta boundary line ol lot 10, eighty feet
iroui the southwest rornor of earn, and run
ning south at right unites wtn said bound
ary line nine feet and sixinehes; th'nce at
right angles east sixteen 'eet so as to run di
rect ly over the center tf the mouth of the
ciatern ; thence at right angles nine leet and
six inches tn the south boundary Lne of said
properta, wiih all inn rovemen'a tbereon,
and being the same property conveyed to J.
E. DillarJ, trustee, by S. L and I, (i. Dent,
recorded in book 145, page 222, of tbe recorda
of Shrlhy courty. .
Terma of Sule Cash. Title believed to be
good, but I Bell oriy as tru'tee.
L. II. KSTEd.Js., Trustee.
- R.G.CRAIG '3Sb! CO.
Trnta?cj Sale.
UNDER and by virtue of a certain deed
of trust executed October 6. 1874, by T,
H, Magee and Mary K- Mama, of record ia
lhe Reiister's office of Shelbyeounty, Tenn .
in Book So. mi, on page oi ana an oruer
of the Chancery Court of Fhelby county.
Jenn., entered vcteoer if, i.iez int. x. oo.
page 312). in eause of Geo. K Duncan va. T.
II. Maaoe et al., No 4463, R. D., do feu t
havin. li.en mufle in the iiayment of the in
debtedness secured thereunder, and at the
request oi me oenuucmr;, a nm, uu
TbnrtKlar, lSih clay of) Marels, ISM,
at 12 ro., sell to the highest bidder, for cash,
at public outcry, in front of n y office. No.
12Madion s reet, Meoiph'S, Tenn. , the fol
lowina described real estate situated in Shel
by i-flunly, Tenn . to-wit : Being part of lot
No. 4, of the subdivif ion of the lands of the
estatetof Beniamin Duncan, deceased. and
bounded as follows: JJeginnvng at a stake in
the south line of the original tract 63 cbaina
4t linka east from toe southwest corner of
said tract; thence ea.t lft chains 3 links to a
stake; thenc north 33.20 v'uaina to a stake;
thence west 15 01 chains to a stake; thence
south 33.29 chains to the beginning, contain
ing fifty (SO) acres, except about i8 acres of
tl,. ulw.vn troi't oonveved by Duncan to
llenrv Will-ams by deed dated June l. 1874,
to which reftrence is made for full d.acrip- .
tion by metes and bounds , leaving aoout i -acres
to be sold. The equity of rederrption
and right of repurchase waived. The title to
said land is supposed to be good, but I shall I
sell and convey only aa trustee without war
ranty. Th.a February 2k lti86.
J. M-. COLEMAN Trustee.
Taylor k Carroll. Attoraeya.
Trustee's Sale.
UNDER and by virtue ef two trust deeds,,
executed byDi L. Ferguron and I1..C.
Hampsnn to the tmdersigaed aa trustees, on
January 4. 18M, and. May 11. 1S85, restect
ive'y. and duly recorded in the office the..
ciera oi me irnuii v.iar. vi wiwiB.iri'1
county. Ark., ia Reoord Book 12, pages 4;t2,
etc., ana Record Book, of Trust Deeds, vol.
A, pages iit, etc., ao'auu in tne payment ui
the indebtedness thereby secured having.,
been made, al thereuutrtof thebeneluianas.
therein, we will, as tueu trusieea,
WtlaU March 10, 18S
at the storehouse upon the plantation knowi
as "Nodena,"in IVI'ssiSMppi coun Ark...
and being on tha Mrsai'sipoi river, proceed,
to sell to the highest bidder, tor cash, the
lollowlng perionw propony, io-wn; iuuc
4-horse wagons, eiK.ht two-norso. wagons,.
seventy-one mules, aix aets wagoj. names.
seven sets harae.8. one 40-horse power en- I
ginc and boiler, two fco-saw Milbiwn double-
roller gins and gin stands, two feeder, and,
condensers, one Coalman oottoa pross, ono. ,
grist-mill Wlia appurienaucea, ueiiio,
shaftin and pulleys, three horses, t.i:k
colts, one mule colt, fi ur mares, four sots of
gear; also, all plows, scrape-, hoes, axe
and all other forming utensils and imple-.
ments; and also, all cattle, stocg nons anou
other mules aud stock, and all crepsor oorn.
cotton, cotton-seed, hay, fodder and other
uoducta now un or belooginxt tbe plsnta
lions known aa "Nodenu the "Ellis
place" and the "Lanier place" In saij,
county, nan and cperuted ay said Vorgusoa
h Uampson during the year 1U&. AaJ
under said deed, on
Sarataralajr, M arc it ao, laHO,.
in front ef tbe court-house door in 0ceta,
Mississippi county. Ark., we will foil to i ae
highest Bidder, tor cash, the following I le
acribed real estate, nainely, all Being ia aaid
county and State: The plantation known
as the "Ellis place ' ul Fergc son i liui np
son s Landing in Rend 4.r, Mississippi ri'er,
and desrriben as follow; W S, see. Ill, 'SiS
acres eut of K se. 24. ani part W ieo.
24, E H of sec. 2, and li W J, aec. Li, in
township It north, rarae 10 ea t Alao, N E
H sec. 2, liiO acres, W NE lea. 11, 7lt
acres.in township 11 north, range 10 e.'ist;
and the S fr ' oi NW fr W so. 3t (south of
Little river) in township 13 Borth. railing
east, containing acros. Al: o, E Ir y, of
SE fr M ieo. iil.teast of.hayou). township 15
north, rango 10 east, A.Vi acres. A.'so, lhe
N fr S of sea HI (we t .if liny LakelcoUa-n-ing
20-103 in an acre: and the SE of iV
H of sec. 15, both in township 11 north,
range lu jit, the last described coaWining
40 aores.
Said tales will begin at the lime, and place
stated, and will continuo from, day 19 day
unta completed. Ail rishta r, reaemrtlou
an.d axempii-oni ar waived. Sale abnlute.
T.iTiu easn, D. V4. POiTON.
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