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Ij Handle All Bnalnf'tw-A r Hoy
rtt St heme The Militia
St. Lour, Mo., April lit. The
Bridfje nd Tunnel and th B t Lire
Compunif he at last unoloyH
lulBcitaiit ournbtr of men to nn all
of their enginea and awitchef, and
thay now announce their readmesa to
do all the transferring across the river
and between tha arous railroad
yards in list 8t. Liuia which may be
required. Their inabiliiy hen-tolore
to engage fall crewa haa been the only
impediment to a full resumption of
operationa by the different made, and
now thia ia removed the freight busi
ness on the east side of the river hai
aaanmed ita normal condition. The
different roads yetterday took ad
vantage of the Sunday quiet and sue
- ceeded in transferring all the blockade
freight which baa accumulated aince
the commencement of the strike, and
today the ofliciala announce clear
tracks and their ability to perform
their whole duty aa common carriers.
It has transpired that a scheme is
on foot to boycott tLe (rnuld railroads
throniih Kaitern munufmtureia. Dis
trict As'embly No. 30, Knighta cf La
bor, wiita headquarters in Boston, em
hranm about 300 local assmiibliBS. With
a meraber.-hip of come 4000 shoe and
cotton workurs. Lurue inantit.ii1, of
the articles made in the territory cov
ered by theso atmrublirB are shipped
to Dointaonthe Gould ayslem, and
the plna ia to to'ify all manufacturers
to Rtip Shipping tneir goooaovoriiiona
rnil. There ia to he a meeting of
District Awomhly No. TO at Button
thia week to diocma this matter, and
if the plan ia decided upon and the
manufacturers refuse to accede to the
demands of the auaembly a strike will
probably be ordered of the workers
in the territory named A representa
tive of thia District Assembly has been
in consultation with the General Kx
e ritive and local committee here, and
will report tii the Boiton meeting
what be haa learned of the ait'iation
here and in the Hoathweat. It ia also
said that District Aasembiiea 77 and
78, whicb include the abce and cotton
workers in Maine, New Hampshire
and MaRBacbiuetta, will hold meetings
immediately after the Boston As
sembly, and it is thought possible that
tbey will pursue the same course de
cided upon by that body.
The following companies of militia
left for their homes last night: Com
pany II. Kiuhth Infantry, from Pr!a;
Company H, Fifth Iufautry, from De
catur: Company C, Fifth Infai try,
from Sprinirnelil; uompany k, t, gutti
Infantry, from Ninbvillu; the four
companies having been relieved by
Company 1), of Carthage, Company
K,of Delviimi; Company A, of Farm
ington, and Company L, of Peoria, all
sif the Fifth Infantry. Thre arrived
new men from Danville to relieve the
same number who have oeen operat
ing the Galling gun since the arrival of
the troop.
Messrs Kilter & Horct, butchers, at
No. 303 North Twelfth atreet, were
called cnon by a committee of the
Knights of Libor yesterday, who re-
f nested them to cenBe supply. ng Viee
'resident lloxle of tha Miaaouri Pa
cific Railroad Company with meat tin
der the ruin of being boycott!. 1 he
senior member of the rlrm informed
the committee that he could not ac
cede to. their, request, that Mr. lloxle
was i good customer and he would
continue to fill his orders so long at
Mr. Hoxie should coniinuo his patron
age. . . ,
ivaavTniNfl IN ttoxia'a rutins: - -Replies
to letters recently sent by
the cilitena' committee to the resident
directors of the Missouri Panitic Rail
road Company, rques'ittf them to
take aome eteps toward a aetllementoi
the strike, have been received by the
committee. The directors stnte that
the management is in the hands of
Mr. Hoxm and they are unable to take
i any action iu the matter. The citl
sens' coinmittae met ibis afternoon
and drew up a report, which was sub
mitted to Dr. Thra O'Reilly, the
chairman of the mans meeting. The
report reviews the proceedings and ac
tions of the committee sincu ita ap
pointment, and expreeata regret at
their failure to bring about the much
desired arbit'ation.
The eiatement that Mr. Hoxie'a
butcher has been boyio'.ted by the
Knob's of Libir, f r r( fiisi ig not to
fnrniHh the railroad niiigiinte with
ni.'at, jirovi'g to be false.
TU Sew York Wiirklnmra'a
or pi.
Nkw okk, April 10. What is
known as the Workingmen's Rifle
Corps yesterday hi led a hall at No.il
Second Awnue. They ware addreai
by Editor ScLewitscu of the J'oUts
Zeiltmo upon the labor question, lie
adrleed his bearers to arm themselves
as rapidly as possible and prepare
themselves for future troubles. K ties
couid be bad for lit each and ammuni
tion was cheap. The crowd cheered
these sentiments.
The 'blra.ro Mm Itcbaarn'a Ktrlke
Chicago, April 10. Business haa
been eutirtly suspended in the yards
ol the Lake Shore and Michigan
Houtheru toad ever Bince the switch
men k truck Saturday night. All day
yeetoi day there waa a big ciowd of
strikeis and spectators at tbe Foity
third street yard, hut no deeds of via
lence were committed. The sitch
nu n held a meeting last niuht and bp
poin!ed a cinimittt-e of thirty men to
do picket duty and protect the com
piny a proptr.y, Uiie-hall are to
stand guard by day and the oilier half
are t3 go on duty at night.
Tbe ntrikers deny that they liHve
aekod the com: any to discharge the
eight objectionable non-union men
Tbey fy they would be rn'ietled if
tha eoiupuuy removed them to some
other ie;er;mont of the roi d outside
of tln'Cii a::iiy of nwitchinon.
A t ( o'clock this morning the freight
ofhcuila reporul evtn thing quiet. No
ntt 'jnpt litis been made yut to move
The Dnihj iVd' Fouth Chicngo
epecicl bsvb: A crow t of some -00
men nie couurega'edsr .jund the tracks
nd ro'ind-bi u;oj of the Like Shore
and Micbiean outiicin railway ut
F'oity-tLixl etrei't this mornirg. As
oalv ?tv nty men nra involved in tbe
ttrike, the n'njoiity (.f tbo crowd is
c-iinpoced of (.n!!i:ilcr3 end eyinpa
thiz :rr. Thu "C unmittta of Fafety"
which the ttkt rs appoirt d to look
out f r the intern 1 1 of the company
and to prevent damage ti properly or
vi'dt ncii to men, is on bund. At 8:3J
o'clock s.nj. an engine, guarded by
two deputies, left theronnl-bouse and
Bpain d slowly up the track in the
di:e.:tion ol tL freilit yards. Tue
jr'O'.tpa cf e'r:keri hohoJbeene1atiil-
inr around idly gossiping with the
policemen on duty immediately broke
np. Two or three of them lamped
onto the moving engine and liad an
earnest consultation with the engineer
1 bey jumped & again and tha engine
Frictedel to where a train of three re
frigerator cars end one common ear
and a caboose atcod. Ilia enuine waa
coupled on without any difficulty, tha
signal to go ahead given, and with two
policemen stationed at the end of each
car the train slowly etartea op.
General Freight Agent Blodgett and
General Yardinaster Jonea boarded the
caboose, and everything seemed to be
moving all zLut, wbtn a dozen men
climbed npoi tim top cf the train and
let the brakes. The train began to
alow np, and in a moment the fall
bead of ateam which the engineer
turned on served to turn the engine
wheels like si many wind-mills, with
out moving tbe train an inch. Cries
of derision wars sent up by tbe crowd
of Btrikare, who ruahel for tbe train,
and, in spite of tbe expcBtula'-ions of
the polioe, uncoupled every car and
sent the coupling-pins flying through
the air on the other side of the trains
of can standing on aide tracks. The
officials dismounted from the caboose
with tbe policemen, and the strikers
formed into little knots to discuss tbe
affair and await further development.
Not a blow was struck by either tbe
police or the men, who maintained
tbe utmoetgiod humor throughout
the affair. Tbe town of Lake baa
about thirly police on the scene, or
aboul 75 per cent, of the entire forco.
All the Baltimore and Ohio strikers
went bank ii work at 7 o'clock this
morning. The non-union men will
probably be sent out ou tbe road. Sat
urday afternoon two mm come hero
from Garre t in response to an oider
from the division mneriiitendent
They jumped on board an engine for
the city, and a crowd of strikers sur
rounded them and asked tbem wbera
they wore going. They said they in
tended to take a run into Chicago to
try a liitla switching. The men then
asked them if they had a permit from
hctadqaarters to ride on tbe engine.
They answered in tbe negative, and
the crowd escorted them over to a
train standing in tbe depot and sent
them back to Garrett.
It is stated on good authority that
the Lake Shore officials propose to
make the present strike aa absolute
istue aa to their right to retain their
non uniaa men and abo afford them
adequate protection. The failure of
the town of Lake pol.ee to piotect
their property against the strikers will
ba taken as clearly showing that the
town cannot or will not afford protec
tion and tbe Hheriff and Governor in
turn will be called on for assistance.
Klatat-Honr Asltatloa at hl-
Chicaoo, III , April I.). At a meet
ing of the Furniture Workers' Union
yeetprday, the lockout at F. Mayer A
Uo. s factory was discussed. Tbe strik
ers feared that on May 1st, when they
demanded the enforcement of the
eight-hour rnle their wages would be
reduced in the same proportion, and
they would then, many of them, ba
nnabls to support their families. They
wanted wages raised now so that tbey
could itand the reduction if it took
plica. There waa much objoctiou to
countenancing the strike by the older
and more conservative members, but
they ware overborne by more impetu
ous ones. A resolution was finally
adopted call ng upon the fctrikora to
stmid firm and approving the strike.
All shops wera ordered to send dele
gates to a meeting to be held to-night
at the bame place, lhese delegates
will formulate the demandi that men
have to make of their employers. The
demand thus formulated will be sub-
naiitsd to a meeting of the union to be
held Tuesday night. -
A PratMt Agalaat Prlaon Labor.
Cmioaoo, III.. April 19. At the
regular meeting of the Trade and La
bor AsHonbly yesterday Mark L.
Oraw'oid ! the committee appointed
to wait on members ol tbe County
Board who hod the lettiog of the con
tract f ir repairs on tbe county court-
houiM imported that his committee
visited the commissioners having tbe
matter In charge and protested airainst
tho contract being awarded to K. R.
BralmrJ & Co.. on account of their
being employers of prison labor, all
tbe Hone used by tbem in their work
being cut by convicts at Joliet peni
tentiary. The protest waa entered
five days ton late, as the contract had
already been awarded. Theie was a
clanseinthe contract, however, pro
hibiting the use of convict labor in the
Tim committee theu called upon
Mr. Brainerd, and after coneldetable
dillijiilty induced him to sign An
ajtreninent with tao committee bind
ing himself to use noiio but union
labor i n the court-house, and tj bid
tor no in ta work in t'.ntt city uutil ha
had got from under the contract with
the Htatp, which hai become a burden
to him. lie also agreed not to renew
hia cmtract for prison labor. The
committee recommended that under
tliie agreement the various union be
allowed to let their men hirs work on
tho place. Ttiis resolution produced a
veryatormy debate. The motion to
approve the recommendation was Kiel,
but on a reconsideiation the wholo
matter, was laid over till the next
meeting, in ordef tVgive the stone
cutters en opportunity, if they so de
sired, tiaroend 'heir constitution.
Hewnbarseaaaiirlke. ,
Dbtsoit, Miob.. April l!).-The af
ternoon newsboys to-day struck on
the Kwiing At of this city, demand
ing two papers for a cent instead of
one as heretofore. Tbera are , about
1(K of the boys in front of the Nnm
oflloe, and tbuy have acted like their
eldrn when any one attempts to take
out papers. Tbe boy so doing was
set upon and beatan and his papers
torn to pieces. Few papers are being
sold except from the ollice. The
Journal is fr.e from the trouble.
Hoaey for la St. Loala Ntrlkeia.
Ciiicauo, III, Aptil 10. A special
dispatch from Pittsbur?, Pa, rave:
Master Workman Kvcns, of Pii-trict
Asimbly 7011, Knights of Labor, whof e
beadquvters are in this city, ssya
that the Knights of Labor of this Dis
trict, will raise tlO.tlOO, and perhaps
$-'0,01)0, f r the Ponthwestera stiikers,
and will proceed at once to boycott
tho Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, as tho beginuingof the Knights
of Labor war agaiust (.iouhl. They
will nek a'.l business men not to pnt
roni the Western Union, mid tl.o e
who persist in do eo will be bov
cotted. A l'ruiatlKt'M Nlory.
Mr. i?aac C. Chapman, druggist,
Newbnrg, N. Y.. wriiea us: "1 have
for the ( em ten venrs sold several
grots of Dr. William Hail's Bala'n for
tho Lungs. I can say of it what I
caumit fay of any vtt.cr medicine, I
Lav!1 never heard a eiM mier spi;:k of
it but to praise its virtues in the higb
e!t niauner. I have rcconimcrideil it
in a treat n:auy casea of whopping
congli, with t..e happiest eQucts. I
have tiBed it in my own family f:"
many years; in fact, elways have a
botllM in the medicine closet ready for
T II E A T rOBX E Y-(i F.X K K A L OX 1 1I E
How He fame to Be l onnettrd Vllh
the Company 11 In Relations
aa Lrpal Adrl-i r.
Wamiiinoton, April 10. Tho an
nouncement that Attorni'V-Genpral
Garland was to appear before tbe Tel
ephone Investigating Committee
canned a larger atU-nilancc than usual
this morning, and this fact, together
with the warm spring day, made the
atmosphere of the crypt-like room
where the rommittee meets very op
pressive. It was nearly three-quarters
of an hour after the regular hour of
meeting when the At orney-General
apMured, looking pale and rather fee
fa e. With a courteous salute to the
committee he immediately took the
stand, and, on tne invitation of the
chairman, began to make a sta'ement
of his connection with the Pan-Electric
Company. He wished, he said, to ly
before the committee anil reaffirm ttie
mutter c ntained in his statement to
the President on October 8th lust. In
addition ho wished to explain two or
three points of the statement. In
February, 18S.1, Gen. Atkins hail said
to witness that he believed the Roucrs
inventions were of gneut utility if
properly handled, and that money
could bo made out of them. Being a
poor man 1 ke himself. Gun. Atkins
bail deal red witness to enter into this.
"1 told him," said the witness, "that I
hud never undertaken to innbe any
money except by law and poker had
always lost at poker and generally won
at law. I was willing to go into this
if he thought it offered tiny induce
ments." Continuing, the witness said that
Senator Harris made substantially the
same statement about the inventions,
and two or three days afterward he
(witness) had been introduced to Mr.
Rogers and his son at their home.
He briefly told of the organization1
of the Pan-F.lcctric Company, as de
tailed by Senator Harris and other
witnesses, and then turned hia atten
tion to the application made to him
to bring suit against the Bell Com
pany. It was an inference and not a
fact, ho said, that the Pun-Klectric
Company had made the application.
The inference was founded on two
reasons: First, that Col. Young came
with the other gentleman (in the latter
part of July), and witness knew him
to be secretary and treasurer of the
Pan Electric; and, second, because
witness had, on May 2"th, received a
letter from Dr. Itogers, requestingsnit
to be brought as a stockholder ol the
company. Coupling these facts to
gether, witness took it for granted
that the Pun-Electric made th appli
cation. It was simply nn inferenc
nnd no name had been mentioned.
Witness had treated Dr. Rogers's let
ter us personal, und be knew Rogers
bad no authority to make the ap
plication, that such an application
must borne from the president of
the company. Therefore tho letter
bad remained unanswered and a per
gonal paper and had not boon tiled. In
July Van Benthuysen had presented
bis application for a suit, limning it on
the law which, he stated, had been
passed at the laat session of Congress.
The witness had heard of the law be
fore that, nnd had had Rome search
ncide but could not find the net. The
app ication, however, was eo well
written and apparently set out the
passage of the liill so positively that
witness felt that there must be some
mistake, and that tho bill had become
a law. The application had been re
ferred by witness to tho Interior De
partment, where it should have gone
in the first instance, nnd witness had
hoard no more of it until it had been
returned lust January with the otlu r
papers.. After receiving Van Ben
thuyseii's letter witness had set to
work to examine into the matter, for,
though be had no intention to that
effect, he was satisfied other applica
tions would he made. Looking over
the authorities he had concluded that
he could not order suit, and when
the gentleman came (Van Benthuysen,
Young and othersl he had determined
ho would not touch it nt nil under any
circumstances. When witness was
still in i bo Senate, Senator Piatt had
come to him one day with the bill to
authorize government suits, and had
asked bis opinion of it. Witness had
looked it over and said he retarded it
as unnecessary, that, it would do no
f;ood. That, was all he ever said or
leard of the bill until it had been
brought to his attention through the
application. In the early part of the
fall a Mr. Humphreys of the Globo
Telephone Company had called upon;
him at the department about the ap
plication. "1 thought he was going
to jump over on me," said the wit
ness. Humphreys hud insisted that
he (witness) order a suit, nnd had said
it was very curious that because he
(witness) wos in another company that
liis (Humphreys') rights should be
disregarded. ' f'He got mad because I
would do anything about it," said
witness, "and" we parted, not with
tmttuat respect and admiration at all "
Witness denied that he hud ever
given an o. inion about him The
opinion ho hud given, and the only
opinion, was to the effect that the Pun
Electric inventions were not infringe
ments; that they were improvements
upon telephones: that they were dif
ferently patentable, a well recogaixed
principle. While a stockholder be had
been very direloct in attending meet
ings for the reasons that the place of
meeting was inconveniently si tun ted
and that they were held at night, when
witness rarely went out of his house.
Although witness was attorney for the
company, yet Mr. Young and Senator
Harris usually drew up the legal
papers, and when tbey were referred
to him witness made such alterations
as seeme I t be noicssnry. These
papers bod been submitted to witness
in the Senate Judiciary r om, but it
was a mistake to suppose that any
board meetings had been held in that
room. Witness was satistled that he
bad never attended a meeting of tho
company since the last Presidential
elect on.
Turning bis attention to the order
ing of tie Memphis buH, the witnws
sivd that be bad arrmtped to leave
WaHbing'on August 27h a d spend
theeMiie mo'itb of September at his
homo in Arlais.s. Ll lud chesnu
ti at t'1119 because be bad f --nr.il Sep
tembir the best best m.nit.j to be out
of Vi aihiri tin and because be (ouid
shot tdt'er in Arkansas in that month
undi r the gamo law. The iler did
not heroine ripe uutil September, said
he. Mr. Goodi !.al returned aVout
the mi ldie t f Acgu t, but witness I n i
siiid to-hing t ) f lim : out th,i impli
cation he had rectived b:'cani, be did
not kn w (xut'y what to siy. He
snpjoej the Ci'i.t'emen who hsd
made the appl'.ciwicn wov.l l find their
reinidv it they repir!ed t i'V had
one. Wbc.i witne. s bad come lack to
L'fle R'ck be received a dispatch
f otu the New O Ihuis Timer Jkmx-mt
Buying that Ira mlmiraig rw-paper
I fruuJs were cjmpiiiueuting him en
ordering suit acainst the Bell Com
pany, lie replied that he bad not
ordered any such suit. He bad re
turned to Washington about October
l't, and when be called at tne White
House the President had told him the
rapers were speaking of the case,
whereupon be bad made the explana
tion that bad been published. Wit
ness bed never opened his month to
Mr. Goo Is about it, because So
licitor Goode.'.uaiif r tbe statute, was
lertectir tree and independent, aca
witness had no more control over him
in his (witness's) absence or di'abil
ity than he had over gentlemen in
Congress. lie had never np to this
time spoken to Mr. Ooode abcut the
firet suit or the one alleged to be
pending. Mr. Goode had spoken
something about tbe counsel and the
pi a it ice of the rovernment in dealing
with counsel. He did not know what
was in tbe hill; had nsver seen the
papers on which tbe suit waa predi
cated, and bad never talked with
Secretary Lamar or tbe gentlemen
who hid aat with him. lie had even
declined to talk with the President
about the suit. One of tbe aentlemen
in Secretary Lamar's department, Mr.
Zich Montgomery, an old college
friend, and appointed at hfs solicita
tionhad declined to sit in the ease,
because of his friendship and old ac
quaintance with the witnecs He bad
set n some notice now and then
"about Garland being the recipient ef
a block of stock by way of a gilt." Of
course there had been no gift about it.
As to the question of propriety, there
waa no more imorcDrietv in his posi
tion tl an in the case of gentlemen
holding railroad stock Bitting in Con
gress, or Congressmen going over to
the Supreme Court to practice for
money. It was a legitimate biif mess,
and witnees had never dreamed of anv
legislation being rs ed. His only re
gret was that it "had ro' panned out
better. It any question had come up
in Congress connected with tbe com
pany he Bhou Id not have voted on it.
He hid recommended Dr. Rogeis and
bis son to Messrs. Cox and Hewitt be
cause he regarded them aa very com
petent men in their line. Witness
bad talked with Architect C.arke
about Harris Itozers's application for
appointment as House electrician and
atnut putting in tbe Rogers tele
phones, but after a consultation with
Senator Edmunds, the President pro
tern of the Senate, Mr. Clarke had re
fused to mike the appointment.
Tbe Chairman inquired if witness
regarded the s'ock as a gift.
He replied in tbe negative. Five or
six persons had come together for the
organixation of a company, and they
had made assessments, the first move
being to give a note for $10,000, which
was followed by assessments of S50 or
S100 each. He did not retard the in
ventions as having any marketable
value; the compiny was to establish
tl e'r utility and put them on the mar
ket Chairman Boyle Did you contem
plate using your official position for
the advantage of the enterprise?
Witnees Not at all. If I had been
a private citizen I could bave done
much better than when in ollice. He
added that he had no more idea of
using official influence than of jump
ing into the Potomac river with a mill
stone around his neck. Tbe company
was simply an undertaking by half a
dozen impecunious gentlemen. They
had never tried to boom the business
and scatter the stock upon tbe coun
try, at least be had never heard of it
The Chairman asked why tbe wit
ness wanted to put telephones in the
Capitol. ' -
Witness replied that they wanted to
exhibit their instrumflsfta to the pub
lic: it was not intended to bring them
before Congress.
In answer to a question by the
Chairman, the witness said he bad
never had a patent case in bis life.
Mr. Hall inquired of the witness his
understanding of the reason for ' refer
ring applications to the Interior De
partment. He replied that it. was simply for
information, and such suggestions as
tbey might see proper to make in the
premises. It was advisory, of coarse.
Recurring to hfs vacation, witness
said that, believing that Mr. Goode
would not return in season, he was
about to send for Mr. Maury. Under
tbe statute, Mr. uoode bad tbe right
to act as wed in his (witness) absence
as in his disability, and he bad ex
pected when he had refused to enter-
ta'n the application that the gentle
man would to at once to Mr. G icde
lis did not know that they woild fol
low that course, and had not sug
gested it. He had gone to bis home
at Hominy Hall, Ark., leaving instruc
tions to send no departmental letters
tj him. The houss was "tifieen miles
from Lit lo Rock and seventeen miles
from anywhere else.
Mr Kinney took up the examina
ti nnt this point. He inquired whether
wituess regarded bis stock as a pur
chase, as be bad said it was not a gift
Witness replied that it was not pre
cisely a purchase. It would be diffi
cult to d-liue it in one word ; still, tak
ing the assessments into consideration,
it might be called a purchase. lie was
$400 out by the assessments..
Mr. Ranncy began an icquiryinto
tbe contract of tbe company, but wit
ness knew very little about tbem.
Mr. Rannev wished to know to what
extent he had acted as counsel for tbe
Witness replied that, as he bad
stated, he haa looked over the legal
papers brought by the others, but had
not performed any other duty as sn
Mr. Rauney took up the legal phase
of the rae, and examined tbe witness
at some length as to hta understand
ing of the issues in the Dolbear Dal
baugh and other canes.
The witness bad never understood
from the case he had read that any
thing more than the question of in
fringement had been decided in ep.eh
case. U never understood that tbe
issue was Bell's broai claim of the art
of telephony.
Mr. Ranney asked the witness why,
feelirg that a party had a right to be
heaid. that ttiey should not be de
prived cf the rignf,and the duty devolv
ing on the S )licitor-Gnneal, he tad
not referred them to the Solicitor-General
Witness auswered that he did rot
want to bo eoncerned in tbe matter at
ell. After he had examined it ho htul
concluded that it would be better for
him not t Kiiegcs bow the applicants
should go. Certainly tho gentlemen
looked mad when be had refused to
touch the matter.
Mr. Ranney Did C.isey Young
look mad 7
Witness -Casey i'id no', look well
Cor tin van?, be said that Mr.
Young did not open his mouth after
introducing tbp Rtntlemnn. It was
due to all sides that be should etuU
Hie fait, tl a after ho hai declined to
t ike any action in the matter of or
dering suit, a number of prominent
gentlemen, legal gentleman, bad writ
tea to him insiiting that, notwith
standing bis connection with the Tan
F.lettrie, it waa bis duty to bave
brought tbe suit i aome cl the mett
prominent men in the country hai
written to that effect -
Mr. Rmnry objected to the state
ment ; be aid not care to go into
whst people had written
Witness remarked that be was
simply trying to show his position at
the tim.
Mr. Kinney wi6h?d to know if the
witness had felt that it would be im
proper ti te'l the applicant tt at he
was disabled and rfer the-in tj the
"It would not bave been improper,"
responded the witnes, "but it was a
qnerticn of de icacy with me."
Mr. Rauney Don't you think you
were a little over sensitive?
Wituess No, sir.- With me it was
a case like that of Lorenzo Dow's
man, "You will be damned if you do,
and be damned if yon don't."
Laughter. -
Mr. Ranuey, referring to the pre
vious testimony concerning the wit
ness' refusal to bear the application
and subsequent search for tbe missing
law, a' ked how he knew that another
application would be made.
The witness replied that be did not
know that. He only supposed tbat
tbe parties would return to request
tbe reference of their application to
the Solicitor-General Then they had
alto threatened to appeal to the Piesi
dent. Mr. Ranney inquired if it bad oc
curred 1 1 witness as a reason for not
telling Groie of tha receipt of the ap
plia ion, that if he bad tjld him of
his action in refusing t consider the
application that Mr. Goode might feel
bound to reject it, while if 1 e said
nothing Mr. Goode would act upon it
as an original application and nrght
grant the request.
Witness responded firmly in the
cetat ve.
As Mr. Ranney Etill pressed the wit
nees for bis reaionin rem-iuing silen',
he remarked that after what bad oc
curred, it eeeroci to him tha', it was
with tbe utmost propriety tbat he had
kept s lent. He thought that it would
have been extremely delicate to have
said anything about i'. Later, re
ferring to the Times Democrat dis
patches about tbe order for the suit
received by him at L t le Rock, the
witness sa;d that when he received it
he bad to think some little tim to re
call just what it referred to.
Mr. Ranney pointed oot tbat what
he said was a discrepancy on the testi
mony relative to the withdrawal of
the original application. Van
Benthuysen had saorn toad be told
tbe At o.-ney-Gonoral , he intended to
make ap- lication to a District-Attorney,
while tbe witness did not remem
ber cf such a statement.
Tbe witness replied that he had
"sswed off" the conversation very
ehoit, acd be slill failed to recall any
such statement.
Mr. Oates Since you have been Attorney-General,
bave you done any
act or thing directly or indirectly to
enhance tne interests of tbe Pan
Electric Company either as counsel
for the s'OJkliolders or the interested
party 7
Witness T cannot rail to mind any
action or wrrd of mine since I bave
become Attorney-General that is cal
culated in the remotest degree to in
crease the value of the (tuck or en
hance its valm in any way. I have
n'.t bten et a meeting, and have had
no conference with the gentlemen
connected with it at all.
Mr. Oites asked whether it was a
ViTyunusual thiDg for a District At
torney to make such application, to
which the witness le ponded in tbe
As the committee had no further
questions to pnt, the examination of
the Alt irn-y General was concluded
at this point and the committee ad
jonrned until Wednesday.
The Appetite
May be' increased, the Digestive organs
strengthened, and the Bowels regulated,
6y tuking Ayer's rills. Tbeso Pills are
purely vegctublc in their composition.
They contain neither calomel nor any other
dangerous drug, and may be taken with
perfect safety by persons of all ageq.
I wa9 a great sufferer from Dypeps'a
and Constlpntlon. I bad no appetite,
became greatly dehllitatcd, and Was con
stantly afflicted with Headache and Dlzzl
neas. I consulted our family doctor, who
prescrllied for me, at varioua times, with
out affording more than temporary relief.
I finally commenced taking Ayer's Pills,
In a short time my digestion and appetite
my bowels were regulated, and, by the
time I finished two boxesof these Piflsiny
tendency to headaches had disapeared,
and 1 became strong and well. Darius
M. Logau, Wilmington, 1H-1.
I was troubled, fur over a year, with
Loss of Appetite., and Ucncriil Debility.
I commenced taking Aver's Pills, and, be
fore finishing half a box of this medicine,
mv appetite ami strength were restored.
'C. O. Clark, Duubury , Conn.
Aver's Tills are the best medicine
known to me for regulating the bowels,
and for all diseases caused by a disordered
Stomach and Liver. I suffered for over
three vears with Headache, Indigestion,
and Constipation. 1 had no appetite, and
was weak uud nervous most ol the time.
three boxes of Ajer'a Tllle, and, at the
same time dieting myself, I waa com
pletely cured. My digestive organs are
Dow In good order, and I am In perfect
Sealth. Philip Lockwood, Topcka, Kana.
'"Ayer's Pills bare benefited ire wonder
fullv. For months I suffered ltom Indi
gestion aud Headache, waa restless at
night, and bad a bad taste In my mouth
every morning. After tuking one box of
Ayer's Pills, aTl these troubles disap
peared, my food digested well, and my
Sleep was refreshing. Henry C. Hem
nicnway, Rockport, Mass.
I was cured of the Tiles by the use of
Aver's Pills. They not only relieved me
Of" that painful disorder, but gave me In
tressed Vigor, and restored my health.
John Lazarus, St. John, N. B.
Ayer's Pills,
frrparnt liy T)r. .T. C. Aver ft Co., Lowell,
told by lllni)('l"H wid Dealers In Mmlk-iue.
rreu'dent nf the flrmt LOUISVILLE COU-KlBK-JUllRNAL
CO., tells what
lis knows of
Wintersmith's Chill Cure.
Orrica ok thi Cocaisa-JoFRNAi.,
Lot'isviLi.a, Kt.
Dr. WitHertmith, Sit I waive a nils I hava
obasrvad for many years, the vilua of your
remedy promptina me to ny, iu re;ly to
your roiuest. what 1 kvow of your Chill
Cure, 'tbo private ifisurnceP of its rftieacy
i n .iii . ami ino khmi rt'suns m n-- Tue'
ban obfcrved on Mr. R. VV. Morodith, who,
for more than lirtecn yt'srs, had been fore
man nt my offl e, induce.! n e to test it in
my In mil y . The retails hnve been entirely
sit'.ii't',.etory. Tho li r-st olo was ef two
yours' fundi, lit which 1 believe every
knon re.ed had been trio t with toinno
r..rv r, liisf-tho ctnli.t lottirniiig i-erntdienlly
nr.d iih Sfi-njini;!': i-ere:ed srvrnty.
Your cure broke thorn n' nnee, and th. re has
been no rrcurrenee of them for more than
iimonth. 1 he oilier 'n.-c '! a milder
form, hiuI Ticl ltd mo-e readily to o'ner
remf lies: but tho elii U would return at in
terval? u t 1 your medio ne was used, since
which timo, now several months, they have
entirely dtstoenn.it. From the oiT'irtu--ni'y
I have hud tn.lndmt, I do not hesitate to
exoreiis my belief th t vour Ch II Cure is a
valuable riieeifie. and performs all you
ITuuiise lot it. KesjieetfuMy, .,..
ARTHUR PETEK CO., Axonts, Loui.s.
Tills, Ky,
Often asked, bat saldoes answered sfttsrfaetorllyt
lnUaIar(IMs4titt0pec4illirt0Waiiien who are
O ps A ftr N you have not tried K, do to AT ONCE. fr.44 04 nA'iu ft
VVMS There it relief for you it hat been found in $ Q
Head tehat an eminent phyHHan has say ujmss th tubjtieti
I hats derived pwUnlarly cratifrtnc results tram tbe use of Toewattne nt earn ef Drssasnorrhsa.
tha ease of a Udj ul rheumatic eoadiuoa, and a chronic sufferer tram this rtlaiace. who had bees dmaa
almost to the tct cl Inm. h her monthit naWincm. nm action h .-lt1rrr lt&si4
'I " f" ' Shi turn- ri-T " 'f' t 1 ItlUe itmaniiilml. I nrnld urn re
other instaneee of rinular ohareotcr, but thia la a remarkable caaa.N X. W FRAZ&. M. Ul
Tor sale by all Drauiata.
r-rve awr bottle,
Field Poeus S7Vcx,jLt&cL
i .....
Farming Tools, Grass Seed, Garden Seed, Onion
I Sets, .Millet.
MlfijCarWs anufact'ffCo
ISriaikley, Ark.,
Doors, Sash, Blind?, Dressed Flooring, Celling, Weather-Boarding
Cypress. Shingles, Latbn, Etc
ST Our facilities are unsurpassed by any sawmill in the South for il inr arders promptly.
Floorinc, Ceiling, Siding, Step Lumber and Cypress Shingles specialty: also, Kramln
Ws make the
solicited anu
No. 124 Jefferson Street MeraPhla, Tennessee
369 MAIN ST!,
SLEDGE BROS., of Como, Xisa.
o. 865 Front Street ' Memphis' Tewnifwx
m'mmTT77, .i - -
Wholesale Orocers, Cotton Wnntnr
.".:'' And Commission Hsith'anti,
232 and 234 Front St.. Memphis. Tern
-'li-'--i .- ' KXTWEEH AT)AMH AMD JEFFKaWOH. '
Mr. I. N. RAINEY derotes his whole time to the weighing and sal of all Cotton ntrnstoi
' to nnr rihare-e. Potion WnrelionHe. WnnhinetJin street.
i 3r30.X.X Ol TRUSTBaSS.
sV Deposits received In sums of 91 and upward, and interest allowed on sum Semi-
sj-"weUbuy and eell local Inrestment Bonds and Securities renerally, pay taxes, act as
trustees, and, in general, execute any financial business requiring a safe and responsible
Xer'vrViVsoe drafts. In sums to nlt purchasers, on all parti of Europe. , i f
nmr We have a commodious Vault for th deposit ol valuables, which u at th terns ol
our customers, fre of C'barsje.
1. P. UAUDEX, President. EWD. GOLDSMITH, Vice-President
NO. 8. TOOF.
E. L. MoflOWAN.
Tour wmm a
Vholesale Grocers; Cotton Factors,
And lealers lu Levee ami ltallroad Supplies,
No. 274 Front Street Memhli, Tenreisr.
tfW WOODLAWN is located within four miles of Court Square, Memnhis, and contains 240
aores 20U acres in grass, till under gold fence; has large stablos, good shade and running
water all the year round, and will be devoted entirely to pasturing and selling stock ef every
variety. I am now prepared to receive and sell on commission all kinds of blooded and
traded Stock, llorfes, Culile, Shoen. Hogs, Poultry, etc. Ihose having stock for sale I shall
e glad to enrrcpond with them. Those who desire to purchase, I will endeavor to obtain
what thev require. The following Stallions will stand the Mason at Weodlawn :
M ARK WAV Dark brown stallion, 1 hands hifh, by Enooirer, dam Rurica by Rurlo.
Ilarkawny won ureat Post Stake t. I.ouis, 1878. 2 mile he its. n J:3S and 3:35, and the
following day won Ihe Qarnnan Cup, mile beats, in 1 :43 and 1 :4-S- Is horse of fine style
and sure foal getter. Fee, 2l.
Hl,I O-l)y Triton (own brother to Trinket 2:11), dam Miss Butler, dam ol Maud
Butler; breeder s certificate, 2:28Vi, as 3 year old. Hoi 'on is rich blood bay, 3 years old,
16.3 hiuh, level caited, and promises great speed. Kce, $!:.
HDHCKI' HalO-llruos i s dark bay trotting and pacing stallion, winner of Fisat
Prise at Kerrville, hands hiuh, sired by B.iy Uicn, he by Lerini-tnn. Fee, $10.
HI, 14 U HKI (.: Kogistered A. I. C. C. Jerjey Bull. Etc. ti 50.
FUt hALE-One young Jersey Hull. Peaeorks, t 0 per pair; Hrerhound Pups, $!0 each;
Newfoundland Pups, till each ; Black Breasted Red Uau o Kirgs, tl per dosen.
lr. C. I). SMI r II, Veterinary burgrnn, can be consulted at Weodlawn. City Agents, J AS.
JAY 8M1TII A CO., 284 Front. Addrcis ml tetters
.ISiNr.HSt HimrT,fi Frmt street, Memphis, Tenn.
Collon Factors, Wholesale GrDcers,
TTo. 11 Uniou Street, : : JSemyhi,, Tens-.
" Is than s rsesady knowa to tfcs i
snbisetta l' mii as a
Sole PropV"&'fltffiS
m Aev
Manufacturers of
Wholesale Business a peoial feature.
promptly nnea.
Chickasaw Ironworks
98 Second St. Memphis, Tent..
1 iigiuer), Boilers, Sawmills,
Bradford Corn aud Wheat Mill; ,
Cotton Press, Cotton Oins.
Shafting, Fnlleyfc, kitt.
SPECIAL RiorlOB We arc prepared to All orders,
nn r ., notice, for the eelei rated nednrt Palesst
Wrastbi. ... Pnllsjy. We carry in stock over
Two Hundred Assorted tim s.
inrSend for Cntalogne and Prloe-Hst.
F. M. NORFLEET, Resident Partner,
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