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Ae the time lor holding the Bute con
veution to nominate eandidteafor fin
pnini Cooil Judges approaches the
demand lor a "clean eweep" (fains
artreogth. It devolve npon the
convention to investigate the matter,
at. a te do Justice to the public and to
the distinguished and honored judges
tha1 now constitute the Supreme
C; on. Tbe people of Tennessee are
too just to lend themselves to a clamor
raised by the friends of the
"ouu' to supplant the "ini."
8(iuje of the Judges have been
or: tin benth lor siateen years and
have Inborrrl with matchless xf al and
ronHtmifv to discharge their duties
worrj themselves out in the public
iervtte and ihi-y should not be sacii'
6c fO irwiely to appease a popnlar
cluiniii. Bat the people are ripe for
rel-rm, a ruJiial change, "a clean
weep," il it be demonstrated that the
arcrjinn'ation of the business in the
Fur rerne Court la at all attribuable to
the inenViau?y of the Judges. Tbe
eroded condition of the docket, ctsea
moflty with ae and the long delay in
obtaining a hearing of new and im
portant casec, have become such in
tolerable evils that thoy have produced
a general feeling of unrett among
lawyers, liHgantt and the people gen
erally. H thla fault cannot be sad
dled pon the Hupreme Court Judge,
it would be an act of gross Injustice
to make a clean sweep merely to grat
ify a popalar clamor. If the Judges
aret overworked and it be impossible
hi- them to keep abreatt of the buai
nese i hand the Legislature should
provide the remedy. One thing is
. certain, the people are determined on
reform, to so organise the Supreme
Court of the K ale as to have a speedy
decision ot all questions before
the Nnpreme Couit. A Stats is
bnt an aggregation of in
dividiils, with other interests to be
offered, gaardtd and protected by the
HtnU' ae well oh economy in taxation,
sad they care not for any additional
expense so they caa sue ore their liitht)
ic the fouita. The w'ue legislator,
while never losing sight nf the ques
tion of taiation, must see that the
other interns ol the citii?n receive
proper attention, and if it ba demon
strated that the accumulation of busi
ness la the Hupreme Court is the fault
of the law tha Legislature should pro
- vide a remedy, regardless of increased
tasatlen. It is not less unwise to
have the cltian, for the Bike of saving
him a lew dollars in taxes, to abandon
his rights In the courts altcgather, or
to I ave (to pay throe huge bills ol costs
lliHt the suits of yenis standing accu
mulate. Thing? Imve come to a pretty
pone la Tennessee when the Stats
L giHi.itare and the Supreme Court of
the Wste aie unuhlu to right the
wrongs and aJjnst the claims of cotn
aounities and citixtn8. Society must
loo to the courts to tight ill
wrongs and punish evildoers. It is
the law's delay jutt such delay as
prevail in the Siipreine Court ol Ten
nessee that pats the law -abiding spirit
oT cor pecp'o to the BevereU toet a
to' whlsh some communities have
not been able to s'.and. Public con
den ij itlon of lynch law cann it be too
severe; nor the punishment of per
se n ergigc-d iu It too hwiit. Hut it
dotw not become tliOFe to sit in judg
ment npnu lynchers vwule reusing to
aid in enta I thing Hullu:Unt tribunn's
to has'en tho imn:sni-iit of criminals
r U phii'lil the innocent.
The mouse tlit is come lorth frour
the inonnMin the Senate cant up
ag tins: the rrt'shluiit bis resulted in
drawing ridii'u'.e upoa t'uit body. It
hss done m.irt it Irns brought into
puiniineni e the Senate's own evil
ru'tini l) holding private rusfuons
tm! tiansirting the busings of xh'
t'eoj le in a nunnwr that is coicealeil
Irirti tlip people. The Senat wh the
lai' institution in thecouulry entitled
to Iry tho Priidint on the cl.a-.e ot
UHdne eicrecy, nr.l ti condemn him
ewn if She vtr.li!1 was fnnud by a
inanity ol only ore single vote.
T!je uniitiu is o! the Senate to
inveticnte ami condemn in
the President on the charg-H
tLev have roncscted aita'ust him,
w hile tli'eiiii'elve! are habitually A: ioj;
whht t hey pu-'ord to bo so'hockipg''
in him, ii carrying inoersihility to
Gbame a very long wny. T!ie Senate
his a ftaading ruin, ovi'micj: in
private g'Raijcs, which p-ovidea and
requires fiat it shall constanlly do
what it profeesep, with the vi)jor auJ
sincerity of au Knylisl; prude, tj be
"so very shocking, you know," when
impn'ol to President Cleveland. The
standing rule is sh f illuws: "If, how
ever, charges afca'l be m.ido aa:nst a
person nominsts, the comniitUe
may, iu itj diecretion, notify such
nominee thereof, but the name of the
person making such charca e'lall net
be d'eolrsrd." The concluding por
tiou of th's Senate rule is a fine i.o.i
meot npoa Ins Sentti's viriuoni hor
ror at tflisial recr;cy. The coi.1
that calls the kit.le black is con
elilered just fit for the burnii.g
it .'a conaignei to, and Sinate coal evi
jh ij'ly h -s a ve ry d ") tinre of th
sooty thade. That jrnd boo tliat
bra armetVog applicable to human
Ufa in a 1 its bases has not mated
having fouoetbing we V fitted to the
case if theS-nate. I' says: Wbero'n
thou jadgrxt another thou condemnest
thyself, f.r thou that JaJgsst .dts'.
practice the same thingt. Biing- iu
irs'rucifd cutof the law, and con
fident thut thou thyself a-t a golds of
thell.nd, ahVhttotlnui that are In
dtrkneen, corrector of the foolish, a
teacher of babe, having in thelaw the
form of knowledge and of the troth
thou that teacbest another, failest
thou to teach thyself?" Paul bad
been before sanhedr im and councils,
and be evidently understood tbe self
sat it fled phiriseeism in whose guile
our Senate has proved itself to accom
plished aa adept.
The page if history contain no
record as astcnlshing, we might al
most nay on natural basis, aa miracu
lous, aa that cf the Jews. Scattered
among all nations, speaking the lan
guage and conforming to the manners
of those among whom they dwell, and
even assuming names conforming to
the lands where they take up their
residence, they still retain their pe
culiar identity, they are everywhere
and always Jews. Persecuted, bated,
tortured and slain, stil! the old fa'th is
retaineJ. Driven int) the meanest
districts cities possess, impoverished
and eurrjunded by ignorancs that
daily violates the laws of health and
well being, the Jewa have always aus
talned thoir student of the peculiar
learning' they del'ght in, and in obedi
ence to the requirements of their faith
have been healthy, vigorous and in
creasing in population wnere omers
fell victims to their evil surroundings,
Living in countries devoted to super
stitiina, martyred by hecatombs be
cause they refused tj adopt those evil
ideas, they have retained nneul-
lid their sublime faith in the
one God whe made heaven and earth.
Scorned and despised, they ba re ever
been tludenls and supporters of learn'
log. In philosophy, in oratory, in
music, in philology, in medicine, and
wherever genius could manifest its
power and skill show its accomplish
ments, these wonder fill people have
shown their superiority. In finance
and tralo, when the world knew little
of the principles that govern both, and
to-day now those principles are pro
foundly Invo3tlgated, they are still.
among the first and most successful.
In this country, to an extent none
other has gone, their lino qualities
their llboral charities, their unsur
pnwnd tolerance end their natural
aptitude am? abounding talent are rec
oxnlsad and respected. We have no
better citfcans, conforming to law and
iupporUng public order. Oar inntltn
tiom appuar fully adapted to tbolr
nstnro, and they are staunch uphold
ers of liboity and the free enj yment
of natural and social r'ghti. A wide
peruaal of their publications reveals an
almost pavhnate love for this conn
try, where they are ciiiiens standing
as the peers of all other citizens, safe
and free in their persons, and ex
erciatn their religion except, we
re; rat t)ay, the full privileges of thel
Sa 'l a h without milenUt od, under
the ample protection of law aid coa
At.tiitbn, We have been led to mike
these remarks by t ) perusal ol an
article in tlu Cincinn ,t' i-iraWii in f
vorof ediicDtini: Jcvish children ia
o:ir public school, an instance of loy
al'y to jiut American principles not
shown by all the sects. Tiie Unuli'e
ays of this admirable compliance with
a fundamental Araericau institution
"t his is undoubtedly the best course
to pursue, in order to educate citiion
of a free country to become useful
men and o:tnn. The spocial relig'
iona education il tuits'erred to the
family and tho H.t'ibath school. The
consequence ia that our yoii'ig peopli
speak no jirgon, are no stungr
among their co.itemoorariea, fojl and
think like othar Americtni. (I J
fitlwm have been long enough Htrn
go nat home in t'io various e iiintrics o!
t'.ielr minerlps; wflimdu'enui'ied tobe
at home right here, unlr tha banner
of liberty and equality, and to this
end is thievery plan of education. Wi
have ro armies aud no Joshuns nilh
which to capture Canaan, and to es
taMijh n home I ir a'l f iture genera
tions; but wo have Anm ii a aid free
educ.itioii, which will n;:c imp'ti-U tb.e
Siitno end if we rnnk proper me of
thflm. No wctariiiniMn and no pscn
liaritiin outside id the synjgne."
Thee words manil 'st au a luvrnbln
spirit aud .in enlinht.'nud iutcliiic?nce.
Would tint all who com" aurmg us
were aiimated by s.ulim,aiitf as ex
alied and as piaiae a-orthv.
The llaiiolon mill Tr,
New Yoiik, April S Tho receivers
of the Houston ami Texas railway
have prcjmrcd u statcniiuit to the
creditors of the road, showing the
operations of the railroad from the
date of their appointment, February
ii:'., ISS."), lo DreeniKer HI, 1SS6 The
earnings were f 2,4 l,r,0". Aftc paying
ill expensea foroprr.it iug, repairs, etc.,
and liiiuidatimr ol.l liabilities to the
extent of 'i i6,V-J ', there is a delicit of
f t ill 7W'J. The expenses for repairs Iji
the property was greater, however,
than they will i e ordinarily, im; tid
ing over fcWO.O ) for steel rails, and the
r-cei vera believe the huninrns oj tho
current year wi 1 be better than that
of last yrr.
WIT Mnr.lrrrr KanRMl.
iMirANMi-ot is, Iviv, April 8. Phil
lips, the wife murderer, went on the
wallolil at II : ho o clock a.m. ' Twenty.
ne minutes Inter the drop fell, and at
wiocna ol ttie next twenty minutes
life wan extinct.
KfW l'Dl)lU Bill.
W.isniNuTs, -April 8. The House
(VminiitL'e, on Judiciary today in
Htnictod Ih'i'resentative Oales to re
port favorably his bill to repeal those
sections ol tUe Kevised statutes pro-
iiiinlins the payment ol pension or
allowance ol claims ot any permit
who was not loyal to mo United Suite
ilirin;' (lie Into war.
How It Is Regarded From Liberal.
Conservative and Uudlcal
LoKDOif, April 8 After the ad-
inromebt of the House of Commons
lt night eighty cf the Parnelnte
membvrs met in conclave and die-
enseed Mr. Glads'xno's speech unt.l
iu o c oca p.m.
Advices from Dublin and Bel ast
ray there waa considerable excitement
n tboee titles over reports of the
Premier's speech. Great cowds
gathered around tbe newepsper c (Bees
to learn the details of Mr. Gladtt ne's
Irish scheme. The evening papers all
published extra editions, giving the
speech in fulL No disorders are re
The Homing Pott (Cooserva'ive) ad
mits thtt Mr. Gladstone's speech was
a great oratorical effort, wanting none
of the fire and but little of the vigor
hich, in past times, electrified Par
liament. ''But," it continues, "friends
and foes are alike astonhhed at tbe
crudity of the plan, and we, pert aps,
do not err il we say that, with the ex
ception of the Parnellite", there are
m ttwen'y members who are not be-
wildnred as to now such a scheme
conld seiiouHly be proposed. Fortun
ately, there is not the remotest chance
that any such scheme wilt receive the
sane i n o' Parli iment."
The Duily New says: The enthusi-
aatis cheers ring'Dg on both sides of
the Home era significant. Mr. Glad
stone's tcheme has already received
the approval of the House of Com
mons. The speecu win rant as one oi
Mr. Gladttone highest ellorls. Ex
perienee, however, has shown that
immediate triumph is sometimes
followed by final dieacter.
How tbe scheme will fare in
its success through the Commons
it is difficult to forecast. It is full ot
controversial matt r, more eeptciair
in respect to the constitution ol toe
proposed rarusment ana ine ncaaciai
arrangement between Eogla'id and
Ire and. but in its broadest principles
it is well calculated to allay the fears
n imdnoimlv excited, and will Dreoare
the pubhc mtnd tor a ( aim ana ra
tional consideration of one of the
sreatest problems ever presented.
More serious than tne uonservative
and Orange opposition is Mr. Trevel
van's attitude, which probably indi
cates the standpoint of Lord Harting-
ton, Mr. Uhamuorlain and Mr. Goshen
A grave responBib.l.ty rest npon
these statesmen. A single negative
will not sufli:e. Something must be
done for Ireland. The best and most
nalr otic thin for Parliament to do is
to take'Mr. Gladstone's well-consid
ered scheme in hand, lay aside all
par mm lee 1 in, and nonestly en
deivor to peif.ct it in the interests of
Ireland end the empire. Mr. Glad
stone's plan for a Parliament of two or
ders sitting In one nhauiuer.witn rower
to veto each other's acts, disposes of
tbe wild talk of handing the Legisla
ture over to the Na'icntl Ltaue. The
protection r t the minority is iheie'ce
complete. The plan of renting lands at
25 and opwu'd yearly will (flcstually
hold email larmeis in check
The Daily Telegraph says: "While
the dialectic! display will till every
body with a ImirKtion, the first thought
to arise in all reflective minds will be,
can theorit r himself expectsuccess?
He has proposed the niott revelation
ary step ever submitted to a Biitieh
Parlintnt nt. it was curious to note
thst a movement, indicative almost of
Siln-tsction, pervaded the Con
servative benchis at the prospect of
the removal ot the i'arnellitee,
while the Paraellites received
the news with romething like dis
may, dieguised by fa nt aitrns of
approval, widely different from the
rapturous re.ceUion given to other sec
tions cf the hill. The esaeccj of the
tcheme Is that Ireland is to be trans
form! d Into a colony, with somo dis-
alvaiitsnes aud many ros'.nc i ons.
She will be as much apart from Great
Britain as Canada, but, unlike Car a
na, will hava to pay her (hue of our
dent and the imperial expenditure.
The ClironicU says: "It is not an ex
numeration to fay ihivt the scheme ap
inared to throw the occupants of the
Liberal benches into a silence that
comes of stupor rather than surpiiee,
The reception ol the orauon was in
etrange contrast to the reception of
the orator. Mr. Gladstone arose aum
a fro' xv f enthusiasm. When h
concluded, the only applause he re
ceived was Hibernian veils ol delight
and 8' mi sporadic Kid cal cheers.
Tuongh generally bills meeting with
a eiilKy reception, stand a fair chance
of ruczees a ter being moulded
to the pntti- fa-t.ion of lsrlia-
me it, we bar tl at Mr. Gla
t-tone's measuie is net of this
plastic nature. If we grant tae propo
sition from which lis slur Is every pro
vision in his bill is a muter ot necea
tv. The lush Pr. lament will have
everv lennotation to di-nund the re
mival o! restrictions ai d at'en.pt tl
extension of their powers. Thnt was
thestorv of the eighteenth century
and it will prolubly b s repeated in th
nineteenth. II we believed the Iiin
to be an i aily sntielied race, we mLl.
expect the smooth woikingoi a eye
tem so cleverly constructed, fO in-
gi'iiionsly dovetailed With British
and Itieh n.ituiea, what they are, we
c nnot, however, aalu e tho new con
at tutio'i with anything like hope,
Kiitusl iiivm caanot be exoeected
reia d with auything like satielactio
this ircal capitula'ton, evi
when kiiI with ttie glow-in
eioonence of their mist brillitu
oia or." The Kidiimls regard the re
removal of tho Paraell.tes as a d-dec
It i rxoected that the dehets will laat
until Tuesday, ne.-ess tet'iii a po-.t
ponetneut ot ttie budget until lhura
day, and of the land puichaae bill im
t 1 a eek fioni Mondsv.
The Tirni-K toys: It is not a meta
phor to Hllirm thnt Mr. Gliidstonu's
statement is without a parallel in our
parliamentary annals iu it mystery
of complicated details and ita.deiinind
of diuletical and rhetorical resources.
It is not onlv marvellous, but is lifted
out of the reiriou of political e-otiimon-
liliico by aspirit of elevated purpose
and a tone of self-iniiosod conviction.
With what fatal vices must a
cause be smitten for which even Mr.
iladstone's energy and influence are
utile to win no more cordial reception
than that accorded his Irish scheme
iu the House of Commons. In sub
stance, tho metiNiiro proposes to place
Ireland in a position, not like that of
the Slates of the Anierean Union,
but like that of Canada-a self-governing
province. Tho separation's
complete and al8olutu in prin
ciple, and ' the restrictions
which it is professed secure the
supremacy of the Imperial Parlia
ment must in practice bo worthless,
since there is no eflicient sanction be
vond thm. Tbi the rnnlmnl
point to which public opinion
must be immediately directed. Is tbe
nation prepared to give Ireland an
independent political exii-tence? We
rant o'. snppose there is any r.oom for
mot upon that pon t.- it wonld be
rroealy unfair to assume tiiat the
House will consent to a second read-
g of the meacure, which cannot pos-
niv enrvivet neonates neommi'tte.
The Standard aavs: Not 'the least
stii-ing feature of the scheme is its
omissions. The absence of any sH-cial
provision tor Lister is the urst thing
that comlkjmns the bill. Hardly less
astonishing is the frankness with
which Mr. Glndsto e explained the
ground on which Ireland, though
saddled with a portion of the imperial
taxation, would have no representative
at Wtstminster. The whole argu
ment is vitiated by incapacity in
the face of plain facta. Mr. Parnell's
speech is evidence that he would re
quire the Immediate instead ol the ul
timate transfer of the constabulary to
tho Irish executive, the abrogation of
the checks which Mr. Gladstone would
place on the proceedings of the Irish
Parliament, and ti e reduction of
the very moderate sum which
Ireland is to contribute for the
expenses of the empire. If the com
mittee is nnprepaio 1 1 accede to bis
views on these points the bill wilt not
stt tfy the Irish eeparatifts, whom it
was primerny m?antt content, we
cancot believe that the measure will
meut with the spproval cf any h.re
section of the Q-ieen's subjects. It is
a meeeage of discord, rot of peace.
America Hakios War on Pnrnell In
lie Utnitl Wax.
Detroit, Mich., April 8 Tbe fol
lowing cablegram was sent from here
to-day and :n i s own explansti n:
DiTkfliT, Mum., Aprl 8, lHi.
Cnarlei S. Pnrnell, Houo of Comiiiuna. 1. jn-
iIoq, Kng. :
The frieuds if Ireland, of yourself,
t Pieiident Patrick E.-aa and ex-
Presidect A ex wider Sullivan era con
tinuing to n,axe war upon and to in
ure you in the ueul way. Ia evidence
hernof I send vnnadiaft to-dsv 'or
12 OJO'or tbe Parliamentary fund. We
hereby threaten you that we will coo
tinue to wage just such warfa e nnt 1
Ireland is governed uv ber own peo
ple. CHAS. BEII i.v,
Treasurer Iriih National Langue of America.
Wariul Acrepled.
Lincoin, NkB., April 8. Prcs"dent
Egan of tbe Irish Na'iotal League
has rec Jived the following cablegram
Loudon. Aoril S. 1H-S6.
Gladstone's scheme for aa Irish
Lerielature. amended on Parnel
lines, is worthy the acccoptance of
Nashvilli Banner: Tho ruinous de
lay in the administration of justice in
Tennessee through tne poRe-easy poi
icy of the bupreme Court Is one ol
the most serious considerations pressed
upon the people.
Chattanooga Timet: The great
danger is that the benate, for entirely
unworthy reasons, lor the purposes ot
mere personal and political jobbery,
will confirm the very worst of the few
objectionable men.
Knoxvim.k Tribune: No good Demo
crat will refuse to vote the ticket be
cause the one convention plan was
not carrie.L and no true Democrat.
would hnvo bolted bail the two con
vention scheme been defeated.
Nashvimk Vnon on tho arbitration
bill! The thing which the House
passed on Saturday is an abortion
sought to be foisted on the people by
men who either do not realize tho
gravity of the situation or do not care.
Nashville American: It is neither
good partisan policy nor wise states
mansliip to conduct tho business of
tho government Hth the great mass
of the officeholders hostile to the ud-
ministrut on and having no interest
in its success.
Ciiattakoooa Timet: The lively
contortions of the Senate, in i's efforts
to save its dignity and not make a
oetty fool of itself concerning Cleve
and's nominations, are amusing.
Edmunds fe Co. are in a very ludi
crous predicament.
Knoxviixk Tribune on the civil
semen law: ihero is no eiiaaow oi
doubt that were they to express their
real opinions, a majority of bwtli parties
in tho two Houses would now vote for
tho rejocnl of the law. Policy, how
ever, interposes in the way of such
action now.
Nashville American: The firmness
and unpnrtisnii spirit with which
Mr Cleveland has exercised his exec
utive functions in regard to the re
moval of officers has won him no
respect from tho Republican lenders,
but on the contrary has inflamed
them with n deep, bftter and malig
nant partisan fury.
Nasiivili.k JJrmiKTj'on the Memphis
pas works offer to this city : On gen
eral principles its acceptance would
be of very doubtful w isdom. It would
be much' better for the city to buy out
the concern and make it a public
works It is it bad idea for a city to
become an interested partner in a pri
vate corporation. It is also a bad sign
when a city seriously entertains a
proposition to perpetuate a private
and exclusive monopoly.
"Stand back, gentlemen! Cle ar the
track 1" shouted tho police, and as tho
quickly gathering crowd surged back,
steamer So. A came up the street, the
magniliceiit black horses striking lire
from the pavement.
Hut hold! Awheel comes olF 1 the
steamer is overturned, and the brave
firemen are picked up bleeding and
senseless !
An investigation revealed the fact
that in oiling the steamer dint morn
ing the steward ha-1 neglected to put
in tho linch pin. A little neglect on
his part had caused a loss of a half
million dollars. The busy marts of
trade are full of men who are making
the same fatal mistake. Thev ne-'loct
thoir kidneys, thinking they need no
attention, w hereas if they made occa
sional uso of Warner's sale cure they
would iicivr say that they don't foci
quite well; that u tired feeling bothers
them; that they are plagued with in
digestion; that their brain refuses to
respond at call ; that their nerves are
all unstrung. -rVr Jourmd.
Lkland llecxmt: The adhe'e: ts of
diversified firming i te rapidly grow
imt in number and the good .-ll':i tl
will soon bo felt. Yicksonrir
can now be placed en the list of recent
wiekedn Th lynching if the
btonen-leifgfd Italian, it'.er virtually
agreeing rot to do it, but to a hoar the
law to take i's course, makes it one of
the wickedest occurrences we have yet
heard of.
Von tho indefinite aches and pains
of nervous patients- Tongaline is supe
rior to nnv other anodyne. For ner
vous headache or muscular rheuma
tism it is almost a specific.
PARK llllClllK, M. P., ft. Vmit, Mien.
Foot More Water Predicted Than
During- tlie (i eat Flui.d of 1882
In tbe Ohio.
Wasiiinuto, April 5. 5 JKn. The
npper Ohio and npK-r Mississippi
rivers will fall. The Ohio river, from
Marietta to Cuiro, will rise decidedly
as w ill also the M ississijini from Cairo
to New Orleans. Elsewhere the river
will generally fall.
Tha SHnatiaa at Helena
Israelii to tbs irriiL.l
IIilrna, Ark., April 8. The river
rose in the laat twenty-four hours
seven inches, and is now forty feet
and eleven inches above low water
and six feet and three inches below
high water mark. Our river authori
ties now calculate, from the volume of
water in sight in the upper river, that
its highest point will exceed tbe great
flood of 1 HH2 fully one foot, and in
deference to this opinion those liable
to be affected I y the overflow are hard
nt work making active preparations
for the same on the Arkansas side of
tho river. A visit to-day to Missis
sippi, however, revealed that the
planters on that side ol the river were
tloinj; nothing to their levees, confin
ing their exertions to the building of
boats, seuflblds, etc. Unfortunately
the opinion seems to prevail in Mis
si ppi union); many that it is tho duty
alone of the Iouisvillu, New Orleans
and Texas railway to keep the levees
in repair, and they are paying little
attention to tho condition of the
levees. The Mobile and Northwestern
railway bus elevated their track out of
possible danger, and so arranged
everything that they will not have to
discontinue the running of trains un
less the roadbed washes up.
A Belter Vertlag at t'laclanatl.
CiNti.vN vri, O., April 8. There is
much relief this morning in the pros
pect of an averted flood. The weather
is fair and promises to remain so. The
heavy snow of yesterday morning has
........ 1 1 i - i , :
praciicuny uibappeareo, pruuucuig iiu
Ierceptible eflect on streams. The
river in the six hours ending at 9 a.m.
had risen two inches, and then stood
nt 55 feet 1 inch. News from (Jattlctts-
burg and Point Pleasant this morning
is thut the river is falling at both
points. They are 150 and 200 miles
respectively, distant. Business men
are confident the flood will not rach
a point of extreme danger. The heav
iest loss so far is that of the gardeners
in Mill Creek valley, where acres of
vegetables arc wholly flooded.
The Danger Uvea at LouInvIHc,
Loi'isviu.K, Ky., April 8. The river
is rising here slow y, but the danger is
thought to be over, and it will begin
to fall to-morrow, lhe canal guage
registers S2 feet.
t arNtlona (tonntdereU at the Cabinet
Mfirtlnv - na launlt to thv
hlneae Milliliter.
Washington, April 8. Thomas H.
Gardner of lialtimore, and secretary
of the Washington Telephone Com
pany, ft company licensed by the Pan
Electric Te ephone Company, was ex
amined by the Telephone Innestigat
ing Committee to-day. Mr. Casey
Young, who sat in the room, asked
the witness if he (Young) hnd ever
said anyth-ng to witness about a gov
ernment suit, to w hich he replied that
he was positive that JJr. Young hud
never mentioned a government suit
before the beginning of the Interior
Department proceedings, anil probably
not even then. He denied that lie
had ever had tho conversation with
young Kogcrs about the government
suit, aa detailed by that gentleman.
He hnd reference in the conversation
entirely to the private suit at Mem
phis, und when young Itog-rs had
called again to ak witness to confirm
hi resolution, witness had refused
rositively to admit that any reference
had been made to a government suit.
Overrapltiiliatiilou or Kallroutla. ,
Wasiiikotov. April 8. Senator
iSabin to-day, in speaking on the bill
to grant the right oi way for a rail
road through the Indian Territory,
said that the whole West was suffer
ingfrotn the overcapitalization of rail
nai Is, and from watered stock. If tho
railroads on w hich labor strikes now
existed had been bonded for their
actual cost. tl e, strike would never
have taken place. When railroads
are paying dividends on large amounts
of watered stock labor sutlers.
i aniuel Meetiuit.
WANiiiNiiTON, April 8. Acting Sec
retary J'airchild again represented
the Treasury department at the Cabi
net meeting 'to-day. All the other de
partments were represented except
the Department of Justice. Attornoy
Oeiiernl Garland is still detained at
his house by illness. He expects to
be abb' to resume his ollieial duties as
soon as the weather moderates. One
of tbe questions considered by the
Cabinet was the alleged discourteous
treatment of the new Chinese Minis
ter by the Collector of Customs at
San r'rancisco.
Tim Hot Nrlnic Mill.
Washington, April 8. The Senate
Committee on Public Ijinds to-day
directed Senator Horry to report the
new Hot Springs bill. It is nu elabor
ate measure, the chief feature being a
provision directing the leasing of the
lernuiiiont bath-houses at an annual
rent of not loss than MO n tub until
1M7. The leases made under the act
of US7rt are declared ciim-eled.
! ih InnU I
Ih t'lilnrati MlnlHler
Wasiuxoi-os. April 8. The follow
ing is a eopv of the lelegnun sent by
Acting-Secretary Fuirehild to the Col
lector of Customs at San Francisco
yesterday In regard to the treatment
of the new Chinese Minister: "The
Secretary of State intimates, thnt
proper courtesies of welcome were
w ithheld on the arrival of the Chinese!
Envov. Have department's instruc
tions 'to you of i:td ultimo enforced
and promptly extend facilities and
courte sies therein request d." . Noth
ing raw been beard from the collector
in resjoiise up to 12 o'cloe noon, but
an early answer is expected.
laO-f l OaMIe . Wen, Woiwn nul
hil.lr.n I he HHon Wbjr.
The Washington enrrepondout of
the Nw Yi r era'd rites tbatpapcr
Ibut fiieudsof tne" Indiaui wgot to
nuderetaad thst the question e f iK'a
noma is not a qcostioi between In
i diaes n-d white mep, 'it a qn"on
( mr ta
Cordially tmtei aa inipectioa
Varied SfHog mmi Summer Stock of EjijUak,
French and pennaa Wonted,
compriiinj be Latest Designs
Gentlemen's Tear.
MT Staples and Pricet on
whe have left Beararea.
between cattle and men, women and
There are on the (orders of the lands
owned by the Indians ll.OC 0,000 of
acres owned by 4 the government.
These lands ire officially vacant,
though actually and as a mat.tr of
lact toey ars niiei with cattle and
fowboys. They aw so absolutely not
Indian lane's that the government has
the right, and has exercised it, to
drive Indiana off these lands. To un
derstand their situation, a rough d a
gram suffices:
Public Land'CherokeeLand
fctrip. Strip.
I .
The lands cf the Iodians no one
proposes to toncb. The va- ant lands,
are now filled wit1) cattle and cowboys,
the very worst neighbors the Indians
can have, if it is intended that they
shall be advanced in civil zttion. The
proof of this may be found ia almost
every newspaper publithed on the
borders of the Indian Territory. Tbe
United St t tea Conit at Fort Smith,
which tries all cases of crime arising
in the Indian Territory, baa its handj
and its Jail constantly fall. Take, as
an example, this report, published in
all the newspapers.
Foit Suits, Aru., January 30, 1186.
Judge Parker passed sentence of
death upon seven pii oners in the
United Slates Coui thereto-day. They
were convicted of murders committed
in tbe Indian Territory, over which
this court has iuiisdiction. They are
as follows: Meredith Crow, a white
man, convicted ot tilling UubtJarlney,
another white man; J. L. Mas:on, an
Indian, convirtad of killing a white
man named Henry Martin ; Robert
Wol', a negro, convicted of killing
Frank titockbiidge, a white man; Joe
Jackson, a negro,coovicted of killing
his wife; Luce Hatnrroo, Hulbah
Muckel and one Wiley, Indians, con-
viited of killing a white man named
Owens. Friday, Aeril 23J, is the day
set f jr their execution.
Take as another and enrely that
will be enoavh i report dated only a
few weeks lutr:
Fokt Smith, Akk., March 4, US6.
The Federal Court here cout nuis to
grind out juftice from day to day, and
vet the number cf cases does net ap
pear to diminish, but, on the contrary,
the decket Is replenished as ripidly as
the cases are disposed of. During the
present term a large number of cases
rave been distoieu of, and since tne
z h ef febaury tbe fallowing con
victs have been sentenced to the
House cf Correction at Detroit, Mich.
Here follows a long list of eases, and
the writer goes on :
This makes twenty-two convicts
awai'in? transportation to Detroit, sit
convicted since the firet Monday in
February. The Marshal always holds
them here until he gets a car load and
takes them straight through to their
destination. 1 his crowd will proba
bly be taken off this week ia order to
make room in tne ja 1 tor trenair.
vsls, thers now being UU behind the
bars about as many as can be accom
modated. Best i!ci theee a large num
ber have been couvicted who received
Bhoit jail eeHeucis. The eight con
demned murderers, nnder sentence to
be banged on the 2:id of Apr.I, appear
to be tbe jolliett of all, and, with one
exception, r.one of them are making
the least pieparatton to meet their
A well-sustained effort will be made
to obtaiu a pardon in the Meredith
Crow case, relit. ore on. a j I be eircu
lated in Tex?, where the prifooer re
sided btf ore and after the murdsr of
whiouiic etaadg ( oavicted, and also
in the Chickasaw Njtion, where the
k.'.linit occurred. H hai never de
nied thu shooting of his victim, but
tUims ielf-def n .e.
Ilerry Voed, a prominent cit:?..'n
of the Cherokee Nation, we i known
to St. Louis business men, is now on
trial f jr murder. The. e are some fif y
bumieps men in attendance atd the
caee w ill last ssveral deys. It is being
wstched with great interest by his
manv frieudc, He killed a man
earned Milks lest spring, but claims
he did it in ee l defense.
There aie but97 3f0 men, women
and children in the whole Indian Ter
ritory. It is rather startling to read
of eight condemned murcletersata
single ssi-ion of tiie court, wilh more
on hand tobe ti i-rt ; of twenty-two
other convicts fwii;ing transporta
tion to prisons at a dis'ance; of 110
others "behind the bais" awaiting
trial and more ' crowding in." Mr.
R vs, a Cherokee chief, speaks c f the
"five civil'd tribes" but whether
they are rca lr civi'izsd or ne t, it is
plain they are suffering from btd
company. To -give them civil 'z..i
neighbors peaceable, indus'.ri'ma
larmers would certainly be a great
help to these Indians. They ought to
welcome sny p'a i lcoking to such a
change. They ought to thank Provi
dence that the 11,000,0 0 acres which
Connie s cau and ought to throw open
tr settlenieLt at once does pierce
the very center of their posses
sions, aud thus will put them a', the
greitest nuoiberof points in contact
with a genuine civih3,ti n. SeveiHy
two thousand three .hundred and
ninety-one fam-lies conld bd 8ttld
on these ll,0t'O,000 rcres ot govern
ment lands, and yet give to each fam
ily ltJ acre?. Such a settlement ol
farmers would do more bv example to
civilise tbe surrounding Indiana than
another had century of the present
system, which produces, it seems,
cLvfly a large annual crop of mur
derers. The real friends of the Iodians
ought net to be deceived. The "Okla
homa queetion" is not a question of
tak-ng away laDds from the Indians or
pnttirg obstacle in the way of their
progre?s in civil'tvion. It is a qneis
t oo whither civilised mer, women
and children shall occupy II, Of 0,000
acej cf goverament land now lit-, ah
so'uttjly without government and law,
and occupied in violation of law by
ca tie and cowbovs.
On these U.OOO.tOj acroi lying in
the ripest neighborhood o t"5se Io
ef hit Large, Freih and
Caatimere and Soltiap,
aad Finest Texture ia
application to those
dians there ia not a sehool-honse, not
church, not a farm to let Indians
see how white naen laisfl grain, not a
made road, not a single element ef
civilization. Even white men so iso
lated from civil aed neighboia as we
have isolated these Indiana would "go
to piecs." How can any true friend
of the Indian consent to see bis pro-
9 teges thus placed T
The present Congress will probably
pay the Cherokeea tbe final payment
on tbe Cherokee strip lands, which
these Indians formally sad rightfully
demanded so long ago as 15az, and it
wile then throw open this strip, tbe
public land strip end Oklahoma to
White settlement, wuu proper guerda,
so tha"; these lands shall fall into the
hands only of a:tiicl settlers and in '
suia'l quantities of 100 acres to- tauh
bead oi a family.
It will do this uijIoss the lobby of
cattlemen here is able to preveut it,
These will be helpless if the friends of
tbe Indians will consider the question,
and give their influence to the open
ing of these land.-i as the best means e f
advancing Indian civilisation. But it
ia a melaiiChtly fact, known to every
body who has watched the movements
of Cocgresj coooe raing tbe Indians for
years paet, thtt too often the good
men and w. men won Detriena ana
would like to benefit I ha Indians
have been deceived aud misled by the
wont enemies of the Indians into
iippor ing measures adverse to In
dian civilization and progress. To
tbs old Indian ring, long so powerful
here, is noaj added the cattle nog, and
these two, working together, make a
f ormidable force.
Non-Kesideat Notice.
N. 6022. B. D. In tht rWaawry Court of
Bhfl-youniy, lean. siuati Hmmw
W. J. AtMtorWD.
It appiarinc tr ca bill (worn to in thie
eauao ibat the dereDiani, b urocamj
aud husband, K U Crookot, John W
Crnrkttt, Win Prioe, atallM I Prioo, Mabel
Prioo, Mack rnoa, veeit i-riro, nonuri
Price and Byron Prfe, M Lewi', jr. Bon
iumin Farbee, 0 C Orowf, Anna Jones
J L L Cuiibll and hit-bund. Campbell,
James II K tonneaa, J i nrm, man mo-LauR-hV.n
and W T hrtiau(hlia,a,re non
lesiuenta of tho ttaU of TenuoMoe, and that
tho pace of ren)Jea oi ido ueioDii.iuij,
Anderson Wwbmatin, Minorra A B.iyd,
and Lucy J Fisk, is n known and eannot oo -aseer-nined
ait.r ililiMnt iniriiry :
And mat the names aoil plitco ul residonoa
f tbe heirs of J W Uillesui made parlna on
Occount of the a interest in 471 ueros of lanil
aiUoininn Melborn, in tho Kigh'h Civil Dis
trict of rihelliy onunty. 'lhe hoirs of J M
Thomnn mud- parties on account of inter
est in about twelve aores of ien-1, rantreb,
tec ion 3, Kievenlh Burwey r s IlUtrict,
Kiahlh Civil Distriaiof Bboiby oouatr, nro
unnown andean ot h asuorta ned aftxr
dil is nl Inquiry, This boina a salt to en
force lieus for tales ami list said land.
It is iherol'ore ordered, laat tbey make
their aprearfti.ee horein, at tbe rourHlnaso
of Shelny county, in IV'empbis, Tenn., on or
before tho tmt Monday ia May. leOKi, and
plead, a swer ordemar to eomplitinant t
bill, or ihe sam will be taken for oonfeased
as 10 them, and ot fr b irian ra nsrto; and
that s upy of Ihia order bo i ubluhod onoo a
week, for four successivo wooks. in the Ap
peal. This 31st day of Murcb, Kai..
A enpy attest r .
h I. McDOVVKLL, Clerk and Matter.
lty fl. F. Walsh, Lltamty lOlerk and Master.
F. II. AC W. lie is ko 11, bols. for -oni-phtinant.
Non-Reaideut Notice.
No. 39, R. D. In the faMeory Conrt of
8helby County, Tean. Kwte of Tennessee
vs. Ihou as Boyle 'al- ...
It apiiearinu from the kill swora to In thta
cauie that ihe delenduiw, Hr-- Ir. Crone,,
formerly lleidel, Jebana, W. C., Meyjr, J.
W. C, formtrly Meyer and her kuiband,
whoso names are nnkaawa ad cannot be
ascertained niter diliireni Inojuiry; Malcolm
druthers Muloolm aUHeil. J- P. .-aruth-e
rs anil e lora, bis wif-. AIo MeAoil, allien
M. Ciuaup, are nen-roeio-eaU f Tennestee,
snd that tho nau.es and plsce f residence of
the to-lowing beira are unknown and cannot
lie ascertained after oilitent iuaairy, to-wn:
The bcirs of Catherine MJon'll mode par
ties on account otin'orRt iuthe VVinn tract,
routb sids of New RaJeiiih rosd. Filioenih
C.vil Dietrirt. (-helLy eouniy. ibehena of K.
B. Millsard Juho If. bbw. mnde purtioton
account nf iuterojt ia lot . blai-k l, east
a iln oi Duolap atr et. ttHe Wine a smtto en
force lhe tux IcinaSRsii.slmd lots.
It is thcreforo ordered, That lacy make
tlmir app-nranoe horia, at tk Ceor -liouse
of Shelby Couuty. in Memphis, Tenn.. on or
before Ihe fir.it MocdiT in May. 1KSS. and
plead, nnswo- cr demur toeemnJ iint bill ana
pctiiions, or the eino will bo uken for eon
lcs.ed as to tlii-in and i lor tearing e
I urti-; and tb at a -.pv of tliis o'dr lie pub
li.hod once a cck, fir ls.-r iiwiihs
weeks in Ihe Afi-Mi.. fb -1ft day of
Miirob, ISM:
A niipv Atlo't : '
S I. WiiIiOWKIjU C o k and Maxtor.
Py II. V. Wabh, Doi-f.t.v !irk iu i) Muster.
K. H. r. n ulrhLN)ii loriujiiuiiii
on-Hesiilent N' Ifee.
No ifmi, K. D.-Io the Chsnoery Court of
hcly Couoty. Tenn. Sum of Tennes
see, for its own u.-e, eto., vs. hi. M. Appor
snn et al. ...
It aiiciiririir Iro-u kill wb-oi v sworn to in
tlii." caiire th-'t tb do'nidnta, M A.and
C V. ChaiK-cll r, ra toi'lnis f tho otiito
cf v arvhiDil; mm J..cph ; ii resident
of Cii ilorniii; tiiot W;iiK..ret. J. Mooiilina
and Win. ll.Stovall am ro i Ion!; ot the
Mute of .Ylis-i.ifippi: tha-' t'nurl uy
win, Unvid U t'uldwiu. ruyuiour W.
llaldwin end Tholleld (1-inras. ar
resident" of Ark..ns,; that I t-en-tenv
and wie. alary l;!l So.Kruy.
and Joei h A Kunoii aro rv-idi-ats ol Ken
tuokv and all not -reJJeut ol Onnnot-sco;
imdth.t J A Hus ao-l wi. Msrwrit H
Hays, V.vs S J t.irr hvI 11 U Nar are all
non-rrfl l.-nt" i f the H:ato of lcr iu-f.u.;
thai tho mini." "ud plaom ot rcMjen.-o or
the heirs of lltnonh OuuJe and ot k'rert
orick t'iudte nod of buw N Can-leu, aud of
Al L .loll'-", and nf Alt-Xhiidcr heirapy, snd
o' Jtthn .apone, m-de pariei on accouot of
their interest in lot ill bltrk M. (Jayoi.0.
sin-et, 4'Jxl-O foot, luti at und r, Klippin
suhdivisioo, lot .i Doriaud si cc ue. fsiai7e
Ictt, lot ui'.tte street, ar.il i-lhoT proii
eriy monricr.cd and dorribcd in tbj) bill, arr ,
pii iicknowu dii.1 rann.'t lw aTCiruiner d
after diliaort inqniry, this bein a sail I k
entorce tax lictiki ;
It is tt.ftf io or.lciol, That all said l ,r-tiesanda-d
unknown brin- make tbeirl .p
pcarrtuco herein t Ibe Couri-L'ous of
Sin-lb count-, in Mctui.h;s, 'ft m.. "n-uf bo
tore tbo u st Monday in iay, l.Vvi. and
p'e.id, answer or demur -o coti:pl in ,nt's
bill, or u-e -aine win l. tr hen utr oonf jsseit
as io rhe-ii a- d set tor b a inarx-pni ie ; and
that a cttp of t hi vtior h - pr Irhtdi ,,n -e a
week lot u-ur sac--e--l e w.-o- s -n ib..v'm-1-bi"
At teal. 'I hit Mat d;ty of Mr-J i,
A oop A-tt,t :
I Mtt jiKVKLl.. "lo-k aad N ,ut.
Jl .1. M. Bridl. y. U puly u. and ' a.
r. H an1 I'. W. litiskoll, S,l itors ft
oomplaiQi,t. th
Noi -Kf iililent Katie ..
So 0.?, R. 1). Ia the (7hac r Court of
r-helby County, Tenn. t-tte y Tennessee,
' etc.. vs Joseitb Vt heeler, at oi .
It spnearinc from bill awur n- to tn thia
cause that tbe delcndants, 4t soph Wheeler
and wile, Uoaiilia V bee ar and John B.
liOttch are non-residenta of T- nnessee:
It. U theiefore ordered, Yh-t tbey make
tbeir oppearanoe beiatn.al. the oourihouse
of hhelby et-nnty, tu Aievati'jiF. Tenn , oo or
befo'e the tir. i Moaday In May, ISM, and
pipud, answer and demo- te complainant
bill, or t Ue same ul be taken lar eonfojsed
a to Ihein, aud set for beariK ox parte:
and that a ci py f tbi o'dwr le pub tshed
jncc a week, tor f' ur, snenivVve weeks, in
the Avital. This 31t day; uf Otarcb, -!U6.
A cop .tttrn :
f. I. MKOWKLl, Clerk and Vater.
rtRvll. F. Wnlth, 1) puterierk and Ma-ter.
V. II- A C. W. 'rieiskcll, f-ols. f t enm-
sirsnt. 'hu
amr MONlHand BOARH tor S live
t Vf.u i Men or Ladies, Io each eoun
ty. Add.--1 a
PtViiikObEB ft CO Pbl'alelrti't.P

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