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Sir. DAT, t t M1KCH2MSS0
The buainerS in'erett cf the past
W?ek. hai necessarily concentrated
ttpon the great railway strike. Of
oura the interruption of coaimoni--ca'ion
has disturbed the flow o! com
merce, but owing principally to the
good snnse and moderation of Mr.
Powderly, the heJ of the Knights of
Labor, arbitration haa been agreed to,
and nrobablv the wheels will once
more be running their accustomed
course over the rail. The amount of
business dn;- during the week haa
neennaarily anffired considerable
diminution tr- m the disorderly state
of things. Yet, with all the interrup
tion, the charing Teport of the week
we publish in our business columns
ehows the number of cities, out of
thirty reporting that have a lower
amount ot exchange than they had at
the tame t;me latt year waa only five,
at small a number cf decreases as for a
long time past. This ehows that busi
ness is now on a foundation wbeto
even such a contest between capital and
labor as appeared likely to spread
dismay through tie land ai unable
erioutdy to eh ake it. The btal clear
ings of lait week were 45 5 per tent,
more than at the same time last year,
or leaving out New York and its specu
lation, the increase in the cities out
ajide of it amount) to 23 2 par cent. It
ia not only the amount of the Increase
In the percentages that is noteworthy,
but their continuation from week to
ureek. Now the railroad cyclone ha
DRiwed over we can look forward with
much confidence for a better state of
thing". Home of the decrtaaasof the
werk were directly due to the strike,
as in the case of St. Louis, for Instance,
which shows a decrease of 4 8 per cent
against the corresponding time Inttt
yra'. Baltimore decreased 12 per
per cent. Among tin cilia Increasing
their exchanges are: Louisville 4 5,
Kansas City 25.5, New Orleans 18 4,
Cincinnati 11 per cent. Memphis de
clined 3.4 percent. Taking intoao
count the condition of things during
the week and the clearings reptrt as
it stands b fore i i, it is impossible not
to see a present improvement and to
have much more faith that it will
not be confined to the present.
The Chroniik reports Improvement
during the week la the New York
money market with a hardening ten
dency in bankers' balances, the aver
age on which hai risen :1 per cent
bat on Friday fall to The malu
cause ot this, the Chronicle says, ia that
the banks have been drawn upon by
their interior correspondents, and also
lor gold for shipment, so that with
very few exceptiona the banks' re
sources are low. Take tour banks
way, as reported in the clearings,
nd the snrplus of all the rest would
be uader 15,000)000; they have enough
to be safe, bat they are necessarily less
liberal. As the call for money is like
. ly to continue till after the April set
tlements, any material change is not
looked for at present i unless govern
ment increases the supply of currency.
Money is lower in London, and there is
till some drain ot gold from the bank
there. France continues to strengthen
itself in gold and holds $253,20:1,000,
n increase of ov?r $-"0,000,0JO since
March last year. Fiance evidently
indulges no luch dreams about silver
fli ignorance or self-interest pours in
' sleepy doses iuto the ears of Congress.
t France is nnmiually a silver country,
but there are none that look to gold
for safety more than the Bunk of
France does. In France they talk
silver hut handle gold, for they have
well learned wl n we do not yet know.
The to'al expoit of gold this week
from Now York was $1,0114,532, Mr.
Manning's personal and masterly man
agement fit the Treasury is missed, but
he had surrounded himself with first
rate assis'ance, thoroughly trained in
bis methods and in accord with his
tviews, to that DO difficulty is feared.
, The Chmniclt says of the strike, "There
is no grievance to bo redreseod." The
JndinuUit is of opinion that "it is only
shower, anyhow," and too much fuss
is made about tt, for "it will pas away
like the winter's snow." There is,
take it altogether, an evenness about
the general trade ot last week, spite of
.the strike, which shows a return of
confidence and is a hopeful sign.
The illnses of Secretary Manning
brings prominently before the Ameri
can public, onoa, more, the influence
cpua health of a too sedulous attea-
'on to business. The Secretary has
Lx'y guilty of thr.t infraction of the
law of health so common among the
AiucrU'tn ' pejple overwork. Our
buviness uieu, too frequency, instead
al 'working to live, live to work."
The sonseqtience is that when they
have gained the means of enjoying
the comforts of lifa it is quite an or
dinary thing to find the capacity cf
njoyment has beccmie a lost privi
lege; weaknervou4, ailing, unable to
enjoy food r to sleep soundly, lite haa
lost its most -agreeable features in
rash, hurrying, unresting effort to ob
tain means ot enjoyment ' Business
men, of all ctherp, know tbe necessity
of using capital so as to bring proQt,
nd cf making effort and bestowing
time and toil whs e application and
enterprise will ' pay. But it dows
l-rirg profit to lavish at the
iJCJSi - 1 &
jsuwcib. uu uvun 'HV1
dowed them with; or to make effort
and tiil so nnwiaelythat they"coet
more than they come tx" Work is
eontlnued to many boars, and; with too
little Intermission. Especially ia this
true rf the Southern summer. In
New York there is movement to
close stores and offices and places ot
business generally on Saturday after
noons, so as to hare regular period
of relaxation. When the cotton sea
son caes its sctivity oar psople
shoald add to this the closing of all
ordinary bnslnessss at 0 o'clock in the
evening. Leisure being thns pro
vided air and exercise shoald be
'sought. Those who can afford it, on
horseback, the young still better on
the bicycle, others by going to the
outskirts by the street railways, these
wandering among the lan is and fields.
With such supplies of air and exer
cise business is executed with spirit
and energy, food ia enpyed and the
evening's rest tt the domestic hearth
becomes ro;nloit and a joy to thank
God for.
New York has obtained for itnelf
a law from the Legislature that will
prove of great value by preventing
ecormouH abuses. When street or
ether railroid franchise is required
there, and ila necessity is recognised
bv the Board cf Aldermen, that
board can no longer best )W the fran
china at their intra pleasure upon
those who pay them best. The priv
ilege to be exercised must now bs pat
up at public auction and sold to those
who will pay most to the city treas
nry for i's possession. This law stops
the shameful venality of the Alder
men there, who have been receiving
individually $20,009 bribe from one
railway alone. Thus the value ot the
franchise, which belongs to the peo
ple, Is grafted and retained by set
of dishonest scoundrel i. New York
has had to pay dearly to obtain the
knowledge that such a proceeding
as it haa XW adopted waa ueccimry,
and other cities will do well to use
the knowledge New York has
purchased at eo heavy a price,
and obtain leglehtion requir
ing that valuable public franchises
shall be sold by pablio auction, so as
to obtain something like its public
value and have the money applied to
public usos. Happily, we have cleared
out the aldermen from Memphis, but
there are reaious connected with pub
lic order that make such measure
deslraale even here A contest in
ftont of an auction block in the late
street railway contentions here would
have been more peaceable as we'd as
more profitable to the city than the
unseemly strite that occurred la our
streets and caused bitter strife among
individual!. Railways are coming to
Memphis from every quarter, business
is increasing, the population growing
larger, and In tbe proportion that the
city becomes more and more a busi
new center public franchises in water,
gas, telegraph, electric lighting, street
railways and hundred other things
will become more and more valuable.
A law such as that the New York
people have found necessary, if ob
tained at the next session of the Ten
nessee Legislature, would bring the
city treasury money and save disputes
nd disorders and attempts to bribe
public authorities and officials.
ntJOBiTi oroiE.
Tte Satiate, after debate which
haa neither added to Its dignity nor
displsyed itevwlsdom, has passed its
resolutions about not coafirmicg nom
inations unless the administration
gives up, at i's demand, papers that
belong not to the legislative but to the
executive branoh of the government.
It has passed them by a full majority
of one, and their worth Is io extensive
with the area of that majority. What
does tbe Senate's whole movement
amount to? Haa ir shaken in tbu
least ho standing of President Cleve
land? On the contrary, the President
has gained prctligc by his calm adhe
rence to principle and the quiet dig'
uity of his attitude as compared with
the "fuss and feather" and assump
tions and empty1 fuming and froth of
the Senate. It has aroused the atten
tion tiward its own unpalatable and
unpopular practice of holding sessions
secret from the people whore business
they are employed to conduct. What
ever might be tbe popular estimate of
the Senate belors its late de
bate, that estimate is lower to-day
tnan netore tt took place. I tie ma
jority of one by which the resolution
was adopted has added to the con'
tempt felt for tho whole performance
of which it waatbe farcical ending.
The Senate in its assumption of su
periority tried its power against the
House some time ago and failed. This
time it bus entered the lists against
the administration, and has ended by
making itself ridiculous. Now let it
abolish its secret sessions, limit it ac
tion to its own sphere of duty, and so
regain ttie rtsmt oi tbe public, i
irspect it haa so grievouttly wounded
Manager (iray is to 1 congratulat
ed upon lmving nearly evory scat in
tho theater takn laHt nigut, when
Low and Iaho was produced for bin
bent'tit. The house was ahiiost filled
in spite of the leaden clouds and mud
dy strveta, and tho play waa heartily
enjoyed. The ooniany is better thaii
it ever has beou, and gave
laxt night B mally delightful
entertainment. The appluuxe was
hearty anl well meant, the curtain
Ix'ing rung up at the clow of each act.
All the parts were creditably filled.
Milton Nobles, as "Felix O Paff,"
was excellent, and Dollie N'ukles made
an excellent impreasion as "Kitta,"
the Italian street-singer. Mias lwibl
Walilran was very good- as "Helen
Montague," and Frank Aiken's "Jas
per Cradrlock" was wnll done. J. M.
Martin's "Jiiumie Nipper" was crude
but pasNable. Lovt and JyQW again to-
Another Coafereace to Be Held To
Day The Cerrespende see With
the Kalfhts of Labor.
St. Louis. Mo., March 2!t. Between
9 and 10 o'c ock tnhbt, while the
Kxecutive Committee waa in session,
the following dispatch was received
from New York:
Complies' ions have arisen since
morning aa to the method of arDitra
tion. Another conference will be held
to-morrow. By order ot 'he hneri.
When this telegram was received
the committee were discussing the
question of ordering the men to re
turn to wore, io morrow moruiux, uui
their plans were now arrested, and
the committee adjourned for the
night. Shortly afterward Mr. uoorwr,
oue ci tne conimitr.ee, aaiu iu a re
porter that, owing to the conditiou oi
ill airs in new lore, no.ning cjuiu it
done by the Executive CminiUtee in
the way cf ordering the men back to
work unt'l lurttier insiracuoua inn
received from Mr. Powderly. No or
der will now be issued. Nothing can
be done while there is no certainty
that arbitration will te agreed to.
Mr. Irons, the chairman cf the com
mittee, is expected back trow Sedal.a
in the mo-ning, a :d he will then sit
with tho committee.
forriHpndere Hrl-nrrm Jy eald
and U lialft-hta f Mbr.
New Y'obk, Ma ch 29 The spirit of
exultation which filled the hearts of
the Executive Board of the Knights
t Labor this morning som changed
to grave anxiety. When Wm. O. Mc
Dowell called at Mr. Gould's office at
9:30 o'clock am. he waa not as favor
ably impressed with his reception as
be was with tbe reception sccorded
him at Mr. Gould's house Sunday.
Mr. Goald gave Mr. McDowell to un
derstand that there bad been mis
conception of his telegram to Mr.
Hoxie, which was sent Sunday night.
McDowell at once returned to the
A at or House and conferred with the
General Executive Board, and two of
the members at once returned with
McDowell to Gorild's office. The con
ference was then short, and an ad
journment was had until 3 o'clock
this afternoon, the hope being entr
tined that at that hoar Mr. Powderlv
might be well enough to attend. At
3:30 o'clock, however, Messrs. Turner
and McDowell entered Jay Gould's
ofllfia without Mr. Powderly. At
ftSmit 4 o'clock the conference ended.
Snhsenuent inauirv at Mr. uould's
offica was answered by the following
statement, of which Mr. Gould was
thaanthnr: "Mr. Powiieilr has evl
dentlv misunderstood the meaning of
tho telegram that was sent by me to
Mr. Hox o. Our position is tnat inis
ilrlkn has been in condition lor arDi
tration all the time. We have bad cn
agreement with the workingmen for
seme time that all differences were to
have been submitted for arbitration
before anv strike should be resorted
to. Manager noxi una iuis iuuw
in hand. He has full control, and
t hn matter must be settled with Mm
We are hut where we were before
Sunday's conlerence."
A gentleman who repreaented Jay
Gould at his office ra'd: "The confer
ences of Sunday were between Mr.
Gould and Mr. Powderly as citizens
only, it being distinctly and often
stated that neither gentleman was act
ing officially." ,
Mr. Gauld this aftsrnoou sent the
following letter to Mr. Powderly, who
makes it public as a matter referred to
in an interview with Mr. Gould. Tbe
letter is marked ''Personal":
NiwYoki, March 29, 1886.
T. V. Powderly, Eq. :
Dab Sib The papers this morning
publish the following : "Jay Gould-has
consented to our proposition to arbi
trate and so telegraphed Vice-President
Hoxie. Order the men to resume
work at once.
"T. V. POWDERLY, O. M. W."
They publish an interview with ynu
which leads one to think that the offi
cers of your order in St. Louij may
misconstrue your message into a con
sent on the part of this company to
corf irin to the requirements contained
in the letter from the Secretary of
your order, dated Philadelphia, March
27tb, which, rn my letter to you of the
same date I declined to consider. You
will remember, that at our conference
of Sunday that the position of this
company was unchanged in this re
spect and that the whole matter was
lelt in the hands of the first vice-president
and general manager, with the
instructions contained in my t'legram
to him, which was written before my
interview with you and read to ynu at
the time. This telegram stated, "We
see no objection to arbitrate any dif
ferences between the employes end
tbe company, past or future." I feel
confident that your understanding of
this matter is the same as my own. I
write you in this order that there may
be no grounds for misunderstanding
hereafter. Verv respectfully yonr,
JAY GOV LI), Prait. Mo. Pao. R.R.
When this was received by Mr.
Powderly he wrote down these nctje,
which were taken to the conference
and read to Mr. Gould:
"Do I understand you from your
personal letter of this date that your
company refuse arbitration, and must
I so telegraph Martin Irons?"
When the committee arrived at
Mr. Gould'a office he had gone out,
but tbey were received by Second
Vice-President Hopkins, who made
this answer to Mr. Powderly:
"You may say distinctly to him no.we
don't. He is not so t) understand
that letter. He is simply referred to
Mr. Gould's written communication
to him, which he is prepared to carry
out in every particular."
The committee then left Mr. Gould'a
office and returned to tbe Astor
House, and this evening the following
letter was sent to Mr. Gould's houce
by a special messenger:
Aitoa IIoosi, Niw Yoc, March 29, 188o
Mr. Jar OouM, Prw'.iiont Missouri Pacific
Railroad Uompann
Dkib Sib I regret exceedingly that
mv sickness to-day haa prevented me
Irotu keeping the en;aitement made
by my associates with you for 3 o'clock
this afternoon. Our proposition that
the men should return at once to wotk
on the agreement that any complaints
that they might have should be sub
mitted to arbitratian waa made in per
fect good faith, and when, after the re
ceipt by you of our letter Saturday
nigut and our conference Sunday, you
made the telegraphic order to General
Manager Hoxie, contained in your let
ter to me of the aame date, in which
waa used the following language,
"We see no objection to arbitrating
any differences between the employes
and the company, past or future," we
accepted your approval to the general
principles of arbitration in equal good
faith, and at onre issued our order for
the men to return to work. We are
not particular in the adjustment of
the present difiioultlrs whether thear-
bitrators appointed bv your company
shall be namel hy General Manager
Hoxis or yourtclf, or whether their
number shall consist of three, five or
seven. In cum they consist of three,
my associates have named me (if sick
ness prevents, one cf the other mem
bers of the board will take the place).
In case tbey consist ot five, Mr.
W. O. McDewell wauld be associated
with me. In case of seven, we would
add a third name. Wa can imagine
no greater misfortune for your com
puny than that tbe fmpreseicn rhou'd
go forth, no: only to the members of
our organization, bat the community
at large, whose interests are suffering
as the result of the present condition
of affairs, that a break has occurred
between the intere&t which yoa rep
resent and which I represent by reason
of a technicality. The gentlemen who
wa'ted upon yon inform me
if I am nnabla to meet with
you this sfternom at 3 o'clock that I
was to meet yoa to-morrow morning
at 10 o'clock. I hope to b able t)
keep the fngige,rint at that time.
After the recep; f f your personal let
ter to me, arid reading the interview
with you published in tbe pa era this
evening, the fo'lovint ttl'gram was
sent to each oi tbe following geml
men: Me&H'H. Dily, Irons and Haux,
atSedalia. tt. L -nia and Fort Worih:
"Ns Y'obk. March 29 Complca
tious have arisen since morning an to
tbe method rf arbitration. Another
conference will be held to-morrow."
T. V. PUWDERLl, U. M. W,
"The conference of this morning did
not amount to anything, because Mr.
Powderly could not be there," con
tinued a member of the Board. "At
the morning conference there were
present Messrs. McDowell, Hayes,
Gould, HopkiDS and Sage, and at the
afternoon conference were Mestrj.
Turner, McDowell and Hopkins."
Mr. Powderly said this morning:
"I tave no reason to believe that Mr.
Arthur has issued an order to the
Knights ot Lab'r who belong to the
Brotherhood of Engineers to leave the
Knight. I do not think be has done
so. If he has it is done simply as a
matter ot discipline."
The 7iou!i of to-morrow will pub
lish an interview with Jay Gould, in
which be reiterates his statement that
the conference between himself and
Mr. Powderlv was entirely unofficial
and informal, and, after leit 'rating his
former statements, declared himseit in
favor of arbitration, and ad Jed that he
was torry that any misunderstanding
had arisen between himsell aid Mr.
Powdarly, and he believes that if h
had been well to-day it would have
been removed. '
I'reiKbt TihIoh Moving mt Haaaaa
Kansas City. Mo.. March 29. Four
freiirit trains arrived from the Eatt
to day; two were started East and one
West, all under euard. as me ia(i
named train was passing a switch the
strikers threw a switch, overturning
two cars and blocking the main tia ;k.
The v nrmitted the ti ack to be cleared
after which the train was side-tracked
for the day.
All lnlt at Texarkaaa.
Tixabxama, Abk., March 29 Three
freight trains departed northward in
cbarse of militia to-day. All the yard
engines are in operation. The miltary
rule is still prevailing about the prem
iss". Tbe strike is practically euaeu
but the strikers still hold aloof,
Freight trains a-e moving in Little
Rock, but; the strikers have received
no orders to roturn to work. All is
llnsllllties at aa End at Parsona
Parsons, Kas., March 29. The aid
cf 160 aptc al policemen and deputy
tlieriffa was insufficient to enable tbe
company to move freight trains. Tbe
strikers crowded about the engines,
regardless of commands to stand back
While a second attempt was being
made this afternoon one bold striker
seizd the sheriff and endeavored to
drag him from the engine, and State
Senator Kimball, who was standing on
the cowcatcher, trying to speak, was
hooted down. At this juncture news
cf compromise between Gould and
Powderly arrived, and hostilities
ceased. '
The Sltaatloa at;Atcblaoai.
Atchison, Kas., March 29. The
strike situation here to-day was very
seriour. The strikers, not sfttisned
with simply killiog engines, ditched
trains, etripped tnginee. tampered
with switches snd soaped the track
The sheiiff and a strong posse of dep
ut es manned train at 9 o'clock this
moinirg and ran the gauntlet with it
barely -eBcrping a mhplac?d switch
and Rrtnt it Bafulv west. In the after
noon tw." tra!ns arrived from the
Omaha branch. -A switch was thrown
ahead of the second one and the
rails smea'cd with soap, to that it was
imnoBaible to stop tbe train, wincn
was ditched. The endne wts then
dinmantlari. The men were more reck
less ttian at any other time during the
strike. They declare that Powderly
has sold them out. The c tmpany he
secured a limited number of men, and
will endeavor t) start up the shois tc
in -irrow. A warrant is ont for about
KM) mrikftrs. Tbe sheriff has a dis
ciplined force of deputies, and thinks
he can make the arreete.
EitrrliM of the Beaalaa
arr4 Caaecrt,
laraouL to tbi arriaul
DkFuniak Spbinos, Fi-a.j March 29.
The present session of the Florida
Chautauqua's Assembly closed last
night with addresses by Dr. Fitzgerald
of Nashville, Dr. Hatfield of Chi
cago, Dr. Norton of Ohio and the su
perintendent. Dr. A. II. Gillett. The
Imerial .Silver Cornet Band gave a
concert of solemn sacred music in the
?;reat Tabernacle to-night. The work
or the coming session' will include a
sanitary congress, a forestry congress of
Southern States agricultural conven
tion and a normal kindergarten as
sembly. The siuging of an old Span
ish banqueting song, last week, by
Gen. S., Sicnor Soud and Signor J.
Moreno of I'ensHeola, created as much
enthusiasm ns did tbe Mexican band's
music in New Orleans.. This weird
Castilian music of old Pensacola's co
lonial days, as sung by these gentle
men, has induced the college of music
to revive the old Creole songs and
music of the I-atin race who colonized
the (iulf States.
Jraaa Maaafltrtarara.
Loi'isvillk, Ky., March 29 The
Jeans Msrufacturers' Association of
the Ohio Valley met here to-day and
decided to cut working hours from
eleven to ten hours a day, advance
pay 6 per cen. an hour, and to cur
tail production, owing to the state of
To all who ar auSerini from the errors and
indiscretions of routh, Bervons weakness,
arlr deoar, loss of manhood, etc., I will
send a recipe that will ear you, FREE OF
CHARGE. This ptnl remedy was discover
ed h a missionary in South America. Send
U-addressed envelops to the Bs. 1 utra
T. Jnmax, Static 1, K' Tor .
MARCn 30, 1886.
Meeting of the State Executive Com
mltte at Xatdivlllc-The
larsoiiL to tbi irrnL.l
Nahiivii.i-b, Tbsn., March 29. The
State Democratic Executive Commit
tee met in the celebrated room No. 7
at the Maxwell House at 10 o'clock
this morning. All of the committee,
except Mr. Sullivan of Knox, who is
sick, were present. An informal ses
sion until noon was neid, during
hieh prominent Demoeratsexpressed
themselves as to the propriety of one
or two conventions to nominate can-
idatcs for Supreme Judges and a
Governor. In the afternoon the com
mittee met with closed doors.
HwIIon. S A. Champion and the
Hon. F. W. Fwiiij; appeared before
the committee in behalf of the two
conventions, and the Hon. W. C.
Whitthorno for one convention At
:30 o'clock Mr. Kinney of Davidson
moved that one co vention be held
' both purposes. Tin vote stood:
Yea. Mcaxra. Kinney, Trousdale,
Miller, Lynn, Gregory and Ewing (I.
Aaii. Messrs. Hayes, Allison, An
derson, Hiles, McKay and Tyler (i.
Mr. 11. J. J.ynn oi Memphis had
been elected to the vacancy occasioned
by the resiirnalion oi tor. llillsman,
and Mr. McKay, secretary. The vote
standing a tie, lie matter waa put that
two conventions be held, and this pre-
ailed unanimously. Iho committee,
in the interest of harmony, there being
an eaual division of opinion, had de
cided to nbido by precedent and hold
two conventions.
At the nicht session the dates for
the conventions were fixed The con
vention to nominate candidates for
Supreme JudgeB will be held June
9th, and tho convention to nominate
a Governor will be held August nth.
The ProapecM, Awlde From Strlklng;
Trouble, Decidedly Encourag'
Ing MannraclnrlDsr Iatereat.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 29
Jobbers and manufacturers in Phila
delphia, New York and interior
manufacturing owns have Deen re
ceiving a good many inquiries from
merchants throughout the country
relative to tbe probable con ran of
nrices and trace for the next sixty or
ninety duyp. Manufacturers are un
able to predict with any certainty as
to probabilities. Owing to the multi
tude of strikes in all sections business
hai been impeded, corfider.ee has
been weakened, buyers are holding
back, manufacturers sre hsi acxous
t) take business, and jobbers are do
ing such b asine3S es comes t) haad at
the least possible prices. At the same
time there is nn upwa'd tendency la
tbe market because of the increes d
cost of labor of all kindi. Tbe textile
manufacturers have been receiving
fewer orders during the past week
than usual, though running full time,
being coDfideLt that a few da)s, or
two or three weeks, at most, will
bring aa immense demand for all the
products tbey will he able to deliver.
In hosiery goods, less woolens and
worsted is being need, and more cot
ton. In the Doot and sbce trade
prices have not advanced, and leather
is declining. Manufacturers are will
ing to take summer contracts at pres
ent figures, and have instructed their
agents to crowd trade actively for all
possible contracts.
The carpet manufacturers are work
ing ten to eleven hours per day on
oiders, and have as much work in
hand as they can complete between
now and June 1st The textile work
ers of this city have formed a central
combination for the advance of wages.
Strikes are declining, and in a week or
so tbe labor question, so far - as Phila
delphia workers are concerned, will he
almost completely disposed oi.
Tbe arrivals of lumber from tbe
West and South for the past week
have averaged 1,000.000 feet per day.
Large contiatts are being placed by
builders, and inquiry is very active,
with the probability of an upward
tendency, especially for tho hard
woods, which are scarce.
The iron and steel industries are at
a standstill, owing tD the general back
wardness among buvers. Ire in ml road
builders dewn to email shops. Bai's
sr: $34 50; merchant iron, $1 30; naile,
2 50." Merchant steel is declining in
Toe trade proppects, casting aside
the striking troubles, are excellent,
owing to tbe tacts that the stocks in
first hands are light and at distributing
point are low. A large amount ol
money is seeking investment at a low
rate of interest. Collections are gen-
1 1 . J 1 nv.A . I. AnnA.
vrvkliy rpui mu kuud. auu nuo i.uuu-
dence between manufacturers, jobbers
and buvers is beine etimulatsd.
Heavy arrivals of foreign wool are
weakening prices for American wools,
and manufacturers are looking for a
further decline, which will be reflect
ed in lowering the qualities of textile
The architects and builders report
continued activity in the taking out
of permit, and in new enterpriser,
large and small, from small shops to
the largest publio buildings.
Probability Tbat Lord HarllBBtoa
Will Jala laUtaae.
London. March 29. There was a
spiwion of the Cabinet this afternoon
Mr. Gladstone snd Lord Harting on,
who was SecKtwy for War ia the last
Liberal Cabinet, interchanged com
munications to day regarding ths lat-
rer a aimuoe towaruo iuo muimi o
nroDosed Irieh Dolicy. It will be re
membered that the Conservatives at
one time made overtuies to Lord
Hartington looking to a fusion of the
Whigs and Tories in a new party that
it waa claimed would exert control
over the political situation on tbe
Irish measure. He, however, though
a Whig, is a sincere admirer of Mr.
Hlarlatone. and has always refused
oithr to follow or lead the
opposition, and has never in practico
r-sr.-ied this d:ffrirg further than ab-
.tontion from suDnort. If Lord Mart-
ington ahou'd either take a place in
tha nrnaent Cabinet, or openly pro
claim himself a supporter of the Pre
mier's Irish proposals, it is tncugni
his aid would more than counterbal
ance the e fleets of Mr. Chamberlain's
Laalsvllla Cossaosst.
Foundations, cellar walls and build
ups subject to overflow should be con
structed with Louisville Cement. It is
the standard.
.... .. .
Cordlallv iavites aa iaipection ef kil Larre, Fresh aai
Varied Sarins Summer Stock of 'Eosliah,
French and German Wonted,
eomnriiinr I lie Latest Desiens
Gentlemen's Wear.
Jgy Samples and Prices on
who have left measures. '
TbeCondltloa oflhe Mandlnger A-
laraiaeDt atoMtlona to Be
W. L. Clnpp and W. D. Bethel yes
terday filed their report as assignees
in til 9 case of the Woodruff-Oliver
Carriage Company, which failed last
Mty f jr $70,000. A general align
ment wes ma le by the firm, and the
assignees at once entered upon the
dicbarge of their dutiee. They pur
chased sufficient new go:ds to keep
up the assortment and give tbe stock
a fresh and mercantile appearance,
doing this on their own responsibility.
This thty did with the full consent tf
every member cf the Board of Direct
ors of th? corporation, until sow
every creditor has received his money
in full and with interest, where it has
been claimed. The assignees charge
themselves with the following esti
mated assets:
J ana 1, 18811, caah on band
Department "A," vehicles -.
Department "B," stdillery.-..
Department "F," factor
Department "C," hardware..
Doles and account about.
The above assets have been
I 87 f i
14,476 06
8,627 41
,... 36.4H7 07
. 1,6H(I CO
, 40.IKJ0 Oi
June 1, 1BSS, canh on Band t
87 09
Marco i. iwi, oasn laies ana re
ceipts to date - . 105,811 70
Total cash received I106.6tf8 79
Rent paid since June 1, 1SK5 i 2,974 5
Pay roll to employes sinos June 1- 14,789 10
Merchandise bought iy assignees
and naid for in cish 12,819 57
Kxperue sundries 1.9T4 M
Freight and drayage 1,010 85
(Ir innl ,lAlit 7(Mi5' in
Cash ou hand... 1.43 1U
Total - ;....103.6il8 79
Loavint the full wmi assets to be turned
evorte the stockholders: ..,.
Cajh .... 1.493 10
Notes and aocount' - 15,460 96
Md-e, department A 12,810 CO
Md-e, department 11 S.W H
Fixtures - i.uau J
Total 140.061 17
The apsismeea have no: yet been
ra;d, and tin amount to which they
will be entitled lor tneir exce tani
work will cut down the balance,
which is reallv not so Urge as it n-
nears. The item "uotes and aiountu
covers many acccuats which aie nec-
eefanlv worthless, so tnat me biock
which iron tne Ifcs ol tne report
ouiiht to b worth 60 cent3 oa tbe
dolltr. will in fact not bring much
over 10. The total amount of (tick in
the concern is $77,000, of which Mr.
J. C BMlowns $'.0,0.0. The remain
mg $27 000 h neld by numerous par
ties in small 1c t.
Tbe Handlnger 11 addle.
The Mundinger receivership-assign
ment case is setting badly mixed
Mundineer. who owed about $20X00,
consent sd to an attach ment by his own
acknowledgment, under the impreseion
that as aoon as it was paid on in9 re
mainder of the proceeds cf sale could
an to all his creditors alike. Mr. ti i.
McUowell was appointed receiver, ana
as soon as tne nrst auaenmant
of 1604 waa paid he was enjoined by
Mundinger Irom paying any tning more
and the latter filed a general assign
ment with John ScheibTer as assignee.
At this time Mr. McDowell bad taken
in $8000, selling at a small profit, and
had that amount in bank, but the
stock began to run low and he found
he would have to sell below cost or
clt as up. Tbe case came up for hearing
before Special Chancellor Craft, who
dclined to interfere with Ktcaiver
McDowell. He has yet to decide
whether or not the lattsr shall act in
the capacity of an assignee, paying out
all receipts pro rata among tne creu
itors. or as a receiver, settling tbe at
tachments in the order in which they
were levied; al-o as to whether jrnot
the receiver may sell below com
Meanwhile the force of hands in the
store are idle.
Office Signal Service, TJ. S. A., 1
Memphis, March 21), 1 p.m. j
The following observations arc taken
at all stations named at 75 meridian
time, which is one hour faster than
Ab've Low
Water. . Change.
;Rise Fall
Feet. lOths lOths lOths
Cairo.... - - -
Chattanooga ... 17 62
Cincinnati - -
Davenport. 9 4 3
Dubuque 8 4 2 -
Fort Smith , - - -
Keokuk 13 9 4
Helena 27 7
La Crosse 6 9 1
Leavenworth... 12 6 7
Little Rock 6 1
Louisville 11 1 -
Memphis 21 8 18 -
Nashville 24 7 24
New Orleans... 10 1 2
Omaha 9 4 - -
Pittsburg 11 3 20
St. Louis 23 - 3 -
St. Paul....- 8 2 3
Shreveport 17 3 3
Vicksburg -
Nkw Oblkans, Marsh 29. Night
Departed: Paris C. Brown, Cincinnati;
C. P. Chouteau, St. Louis.
Vicxsbubq, March 29. Night De
parted: Thomas Sherlock, Cincinnati,
1 a.m.; City of Cairo, r3t, Louis, 9 a m. ;
City of St, Louis, New Orleans.lO am.
Loiiisvillb, March 29 Night River
riBing, with 10 feet 11 inches in the
canal and 8 feet 9 inches on the falls.
Business good. Weathercloudr.chilly
and raining. Arrived : James W. Gaft,
EvANsviLLB.March 29 Night River
rising, with 24 feet 3 inches on the
gauge. Weather showery; thermom
eter 65 to 68. Arrived : Guiding Star,
3 p.m.; Buckeye Slat , 4 p.m. Depart
ed: Golden Crown, Cincinnati, 4 p.m.
Cairo, March 29. Night River 34
feet 6 inches on the gauge and rising.
Weather cold and raining. Arrived:
City of New Orleans, New Orleans, 5
p.m. Departed: Annie P. Silver. New
Orleans, 6 p.m. ; City of New Orleans,
St, Louis, 6 p.m.
r te WTU1I at RID6XXT,)
Cassimerei Vnd Saltings,
and Finest lextares la
application to those
Clphino prices of May options at
Cliicago yesterday: Pork.VJ b7J. Lard,.
5.9ie; clear rib sides, 6.20c. Corn,.
3Hjc. Wheat, 80;c. Oats, 303c.
Visitors on 'Change yefiterday: C.
P. Cooper, Huntsville: E.A.Mason,
Kansas City; Avon Micherouk, New
York; J. B. Dnnicl, Fort Smith ; M. J.
Burns, Chicago.
Report of Grain Elevator yesterday :
Wheat received, none; withdrawn,
none; in stf-re, 3057 bushels. Corn
received, Hid bushels; withdrawn,
1210 bushels; in store, 104,(()O bushels.
Oats received, none; withdrawn, 21 f
bushels; in store, v-t4 bushels.
L. Greene & Co., on cotton futures,
say: "It was an extremely dull market
and barren of important features. The
bulls bid prices un at opening but se
cured no support, and under an ab
sence of demand, rates generally set
tled on, closing a traction below
Saturday, with only room trading to
fix rates, foreign advices were uon-
erally unfavorable and receipts proved
unexpectedly large.
East India Crop. From Messrs.
Gaddnm, Bythell & Co.'s report of
late liomliav, February 10th, the fol
lowing is taken: There has been more
activity in our market thin week, nnd
some considerable purchases Iiave
been made for export, chiefly of spot
cotton. The local mills have also been
buying freely, and although there is
still a large Block of Oomras and Ben
gals in dealers hands, the bulk of it
is of the lower grades, tho better clans
cotton having been mostly bought U.
Some large purchases of Dhollcras and
isroach tor lorward delivery have
been made by natives, against their
previous -sales, and prices have ad
vanced slightly ; but exporters have'
made hardly any purchases for for
ward delivery. The receipts of cotton
to Uombay tins week amount to
40.1fi(i bales, or 4(5 8 bah a in excess of
last week, but the shipments to
Europe show more than a correspond
ing increase, and after allowing for the
local consumption the total stocks of
cotton here nro very little larger than
they were a week ago. Supplies in
the Oomra districts are becoming
larger, and some of our reports state
that quality is improving. In the
Broach and Oomra districts receipts
are increasing slowly, but fairly large
receipts are expected by tho beginning
of March. Quality continues satisfac
tory. We have no change to rpport
in crop prospects elsewhere.
Clrcnit C'onrt Plere, Judge.
Non-jury calendar for to-day: Nee.
8917, W. P. Shea vs II. T?.-t; 6064, T.
H. Person, administrator, va steamer
Stiand; 81)85, John L-ague, adminis
trator, vb bal'ie K Humes, adminis
tratrix ; 8960, Dinkey Dotcy, vs Geor
gia Gordon; 8968. T. W. Davis vs
steamer Holt; 8969, C. W. Lee ton vs
Wcoiruff Lumber Co.; 8971, J. B.
Cook, use, etc., vs Union S'occ-Yard
snd Fertilizing Co.; 8973, Wi'tman,
Root& Co. vsHill, Sfandish &Co.;
8979, J. H. Nnttall vs MiseissipDi and
Tences'.ca Railroad Co.; 8982, Robert
Goldsby vs John J. She.
Milwackkb, Wis., March 24. The disciple
of the school of total abstinence may perhaps
take some comfort by perusing tbe f ollowinf
tablo of statistics, from which it appears tbat
tbe aggregate amount of beer sold by the Mil
waukee browera during the year 1835 slu-ws a
considerable falling off aa compared witu the
sales of the next preceding year.
It will be noticed, however, that tni old
renowned Phillip Host Brewing Oompaur hai
to record again, and Is still maintaining its
proud prestige of bolng at the lioa.il of the
column, while the sales of its prlnolpul com
petitor show a marked dt'oreaio.
Tho flguros are vouched for aa correct la
evory rospeot:
BAl.ea BIH.8. jlypyE p-r-'dl
Pitt. '""-3- B'
WO 386,230 CTl.lj
XlW ' S17,W I 21,'B6
WUtl HW; (WW
(U.MB M,:k l'.'"'"
2.VJ4I 8I.3N)
nytti HUM !,.. l
SWTS S5.WT 4,971
l;i. la.lti." HI
miito ,.; i
1,I.I.I2 1JKI.BU .s a.ufc
I'll. Hint Brewing
Joseph SclllIU
Hrewlng (.0
Vsl. Hliitit
JutiK A Hurcliert. .
J. ODnrninnn
K. Miller
Crciiin City Brew-
Inu Co
A. Otittelmnn
Ullter Urowurs....
Total Bbls
No. 17 Jefferson Street,
(Between Main and Front.) MEMPHIS.
IKiUbliahad in 1860.1
DR. JOHNSON ia aoknowladired by all par
tiat intaraiUd aa br far tha moil (no
MMful physician in tha treatment of privats
or toont dixama. Quick, permanent cares
(uaranteed in every case, male or female. -Keoent
eaaea of Wonorrhea and Syphilia
eared in a Un dan without tbe ue of mer
cury, ohanre of diet or hindrance from
Dullness. Secondary Syihilii, thelaatvea
tite eradicated without the ase of mercury.
Inrolunaary lose of leato stopped in abort a
time. Sufferers from impotenoy et loss of
sexual pewera restored to free rigor in a few
weeks. Victimg of self-abuse and excessive
venery, sufferini from spermatorrhea, and '
loss of physical and mental power, ipe-dily
and permanently cured. Particular atten
tion paid to the Diseasea of Women, and
euret (uaranteed. Piles and eld sores cared
witboutthe use of caustic r the knife. All
consultations strictly confidential. Medi
cine! sent ky express to all parts of tho
forkinsrmen cored at half the usual
rates. Office hours from 8 o'clock a.m. to t
o'clock p.n
I). 8. J0UN60S. M.D.
prrsoae seeking- Government En
ploy ment in any ol tbe departments ti
Huhinaton. or any other positions nndet
thetfoTernment.I will send lull Instruction .
aa to how to to obtain the same,
and Blaak rorms sf Application on
receipt ot One Dollar. Adtirot JOHS
P. SnnWM. la.SXiw 1SMW. S-hwwa.
Non-Retddent Notice.
No. 8R8 (1), R. D.-In the Chancery Court of
bhelby county, Tenn. B. P. Anderson,
Commissioner, vs. Henry t. Smith et al.
It appearing from the petition which ia
worn to in this cause that the defendants,
Fred W. Smith, is a resident of Louii-iana;
Mrs. Harriet B. Smith, Louise Nooeand El
len F.Nooe aretresidenU of Kentucky ; Asbbel
8. Kittredie is a resident of California, and
Caroline Kittredire is a resident of Connect
icut, and all are non-residenta ot the State
of Tennessee;
It is therefore ordered. That they make
their appearance herein, at the courthouse
of Shelby onunty, in Memphis, Tenn., on or
before the first Monday in May, 1XH6, and
Llead, answer or demur to the petitioaof L.
mb herein lied, or the same will be taken
lor eon leased as to them and set (or bearing
ex parte: and that a copy of this order be
published onee a week, for four successive
weeas, in the Memphis Appeal. Ihis2yth
lay of March, IN. A copy attest :
U. I. MoDOWRLL, Clerk sad Master.
By H. F.Vtalsh, Deputy Clerk and Master.
Metcalf Ir Walter and L. Lamb, So s. (or
complainant. tue

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