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THURSDAY, I I Al'KIL 29, 18N6.
It ii reported that Qioon Elisabeth once
asked tbe Speaker of tbe Ilouae of Coio
mons,"Now, sir, whet hath pa'sed I. the
body over which you preside? . "
ewered loyally end Iru.hlully, "It it please
your Majesty, -r.a A similar que,
tion put to bituker Carlisle concerning the
present House of Representatives would
bave to bt answered in like manner. In all
oar history there bin never been another
each an eiample f time frittered away to
no useful or practical purpose .Si.
The above cxtiact should be headed
"The Failure oi the Penale," and the
name oi Sherman substituted (or that
oi Carlisle. It la known tj the coon
try tbat the Republican Senate ob
etructed the boarneu of GooKreaa for
three months by foreleg an iaaue with
the President for party pnrpesss. D.
C. Bradley of South Carolina, appoint
ed Collector of Internal Revenue, was
on Thursday last confirmed by the
Senate with a vote of 27 to 16, not
withstanding Edmunds led the oppo
sition to ths confirmation. lie charged
that Bradloy bad been an active sym
pathizer with the moonshiners in the
mountains, but a majority of the Sen
ators would not believe him. Senator
Allison, one of the most pronounced
Republicans in the Senate, scored a
good point Bgainst Major Bradley's
apponents when he showed that, even
If Bradley had been in sympathy with
moonshiuore, the statistics showed
that he had collected more levenue
for the Government since he had
been in office than bis prede
cessor had In an equal length
of time. A disgusted Republican said
that just such work as this would be
done as long ai the Senate con
tinues to hold secret sessions. If all
the work in secret session were of this
character, however, it would be a good
thing (or the Senate to hold all its ses
sions in secret. The vote by which
Bradley was confirmed shows that he
received the auppoitof a large number
of Republican Senators, and as Brad
ley's appointment wis the one most
obnoxious to the Republicans it may
be assumed that they will confirm all
the residential nominations, thus
Droclaiminff to the country that the
whole winter's debate, forced by the
Republican Senate, was a useless waste
of time. The Republicans sustained
Edmunds in the issue be mads with
the President. But it seems they do
not intend to practice what was threat
ened during the long disciuslon. The
Republican Senato obstructed public
business for three months debatfnjf a
question which meant nothing and
which has been abandoned by the
confirmation of Bradley, the most ob
noxious of the President's appoint
ments. The Republicans know what
they knew-winter, that if the
Rena(e rejects the President's nomina
tions he would have reappointed them
all, and would have kept them In
office. It seems there are enough
practical men in the Senate to recog
nize this, and they vote for confirma
tion, notwithstanding they voted to
sustain tho Edmunds theory. The
whole discussion on the Ibsus made
with the President was, therefore, a
waste ot time, and bad no higher
purpose than to prolong the of
ficial terms of Republican office
holders. While the Republican Sen
ate spent the winter in useless
discussion, the Democratic Bouss ot
Representatives has made but little
progress in the reforms promised the
people. But President Cleveland has
been true to his pledxes. He is con
demned for doing precisely what he
promised to do when he wai a candi
date On the stamp, and in the press
he was proclaimed as a civil aervice
reformer, and his party premised that
it he were elected the country would
have a President who would have
the courage and firmness to do what
he bad pledged himself to do. lie
wai elected, and wben Inaugurated
undertook to carry out bis pledges,
And now many of his pnrty friends
who secured seats in Congress by
reading and
indorsing Cleveland's
promises to
' sailing him
the people are as
because he will
do the very thing ho promisod not
do. In the name of ths Southern
Democracy the A r teal tells President
Cleveland to sUnd firm. The people
the honeet masses do not sympa
thize with tbe discontent among
thoee disgruntled Democrats who
want ofhoe for themselves and friends
The great maas of Democrat who
do not want office and care nothing
tor party only so far as it promotes
good government are satisfied with
Cleveland's administration. Th ey re
gard him as a man of singular purity
of purpose, rare political virtuea and
as exhibiting a fidelity to his pledges
which is eublims. He his a man
convictions, battles for what he be
lieves to be right, and he has
been recreant to to his party, unless
it be party treacle y to remain true to
party pledgee.
The subject of taxing drummers is
attracting attention from lhe recent
aotion of the Slate of Mississippi
posing such a tax, a law that has been
pr;t:ited against by many towns in
Mississippi refusing to add a corporate
to the Slate tax. The commercial
trgvekr goes wherever business offers,
unmindful of State line?, end his busi
ricts is therefore in'eralate in its char-
aster, and therefore comes under that
;rov'sion cf the constitution which
cutfeis npen Congress the right
"repu'a'e commerce with foreign
tions and among the 66rcral t'tatef,
and w ith the Indian tribes." An
v.. t t ii i f the subject hes
jiimliX h,- a iioute committee, and
biil ir.Voduced into Congress which
provide J that "residents of euch Slate
and Teil'tory may. within the
p t : 1 1crritoii.--s end within t!
merchandise by simple, catalogue, !
card, price list, description or
other repreeenUtion, without pay
ment, "of any license cr mercantile
tax." ' H the bill be passed,
Congress exercises its powers and the
drummer-tax einks into the darkness
that hides many such short-sighted
obstructions to ccinmerra. The bill
has support of potiiioas from leading
manufacturers end merchants tf
New York, Philadelphia, Ba'timore,
New Orleans, Chicago and Boston, em
ploying 25,000 traveling agents and
transacting a business of probably
$2,500,000,000 a year. Fourteen Stttes
and Territories levy a "drummer-tax"
in some form or other. Tboy are Ala
bama, Ariaona Teraitory, Colorado,
Delaware, Dakota Territory, Florida,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,
Montana Territory, North Carolina,
Nevada, Texas and Virginia likewise
the District of Columbia. Besides
those, tbe city of San Francisco Im
poses a municipal tax, and the State
of Tennessee, while laying no tax
upon such transactions as are consid
ered by the bill bafora Congrees, does
imnose tax upon sgsnts who
cell by sample direct to coo.
Burners. It is urged tbat the
commercial traveler conducting busi
ness for a firm in another State, is
sellinz merchandise In oppo itionto
resident dealers, though paying no
local or State tax. There is something
equivocal in this charge, as tbe drum
mor usually sells not ogninot but to
resident dealers. It he should become
a peddler of wares under pretome of
being a traveling agent, the law would
deal with the abuse of privilege. If
agents cease lo visit email towns with
their samples and personal explana
tion?, the country storekeeper wonld
have to endure the loss of time and
expense of going to some business
center himself, or he must send on his
orders without swing a sample or
personally having a word about the
goods he requires. In the meantime
(he drummer is paying his own ex
penses in the storekeeper'! town, in
stead ot the storekeeper paying hi
own expenses in the drummer's town.
Wehlne Train Wrwkwt en
Illlnnla Central Kallreasd.
IsriQUL to tui irraaL.I
Jackkon, Miss., April 28. The
wrecking train left here last night to
render awistnnce at the break on the
Illinois Central railroad, at or nsar
Rogue Chitto. On approaching the
place it became itself wrecked.
Freight Conductor Geo. Aird and the
colored tircprtin, Jim Bruce, were
killed. The engineer, John Scanlan,
hud 1)1 arm broken, but was other
wise not seriously injured. There
has not been a tru'u from New Or
leans or Natche a since Monday night.
It has stopped raining here at last,
though it Is not entirely clour.
Aaaoclitlfxt lra Acronnt.
Jackson. Mus . Auril 2S. The rain
ceased at dayliirht to-day. alter an at
most continuous tall lor lorty-etgnt
hoars. Much damage la done to
crops. All trains are delayed. The
Illinois Central has had had washouts
south of Jackson in the Bogue Chitto
swamps. A special train was sent
out to repair the damage. It ran into
a washout and the Conductor, Aird,
and the fireman were killed, and the
engineer was badly hurt.
Prahlblllnn Aaitntlon-tJnloB
HellRivna Havlval.
laraoiAL Tu vaa appbil.I
(iiiknaoa. Mihh.. Anril 28. Last
night at tho Baptist church, W. C.
McLean, a prominont young lawyer,
delivered a tomperanco lecture to an
overcrowded honso. lie epoke about
two hours and covered tho ground
completely, and from ninny we hear
i i ' i.l t I! 1 ...r. t
gumen opinions ui iub biikiihiki vuui v.
This attention, in now agitating Uto
people of our town and county, and
we look lorwaru w an early coniesi
under tho local option law.
A anion reliirious revival has been
goiiiR on for Homo days, and several
nieetuim are held duily. Our com
munity is very nuieii iiuereNWii aim
glorious remitls are being achieved.
Tho ntunicipal election comes otf next
Monday, and we believe the entire
Democratic ticket will be elected.
Feelinir is very high and waxing
warmer every day, especially on the
J. W. Uui'hanitn of the Scntintl has
almoet entirely recovered from his re
cent Revere Illness.
Saprtma oarl Mill
lleveatb Circuit.
ea the
laraotAb TOTaa ArraAL.I '
Jaceron, Tbnn., April 28. The Su
preme Coutt will finish the Eleventh
circuit to-morrow or next day, and
rill then take up the Twelfth circuit.
The Federal Contt is now engaged
upon the case ot William Wheeler vs.
tbe Illinois Central Railroad. Able
counsel are employed on both sides,
and auite an interest ts being mani
fested In the case, ai considerable
money is involved.
The prospect for a large strawberry
crop is good in this section.
The health ol the city and surround
ing country is good and everybody
by II er Ilasbaae.
About 12 o'clock last night a tele
phone iiiaage to the Station House
announced that Jim Will ame, a darky,
living at HU ebstertreet, had split
his wife's head open with an ax. A
surgeon was sent br, but it is likelv
that the woman is d-iad at this writ
ing, as the braius were o.iing from
the wound.
Fon cuts, bruises, sprains or strains,
burns, wolds, frost bites, chilblains.
and bites of poisonous insect, nothing
equals SiilvHtion Oil. It annihilates
pain. Vrico 25 cents a bottle.
Jamprtl Throngb a fur Window.
Atlanta. (It., April 2S. Tol.a
Jackson, the CtirterKville dynamiter,
ho was arrested in aco, lex., es
raped last Flight nt Chattanooga
jumping turouli a t-nr window, tun
cers aro in piusuit of him.
Conhiiirk Tougaline a very valuable
reined v for neuralgia n;ul rheumatism
Have used it w ith good e(lect,nnj
i .1 it . . . . ...
Brilliant Performance or a Lake
Blackburn Colt 1 he Sew Or
leans Races.
Naw Obleaxs, La., April 2H. Fourth
day of the Louisiana Jockey C ub
races. Ths weather was cloudy and
the trai k very heavy and muddy from
last nigbt'a tains. The attendance
was only fair. The following is the
lint Rice-Fane, $250; f5!l to
second; winner to be sold for $2500; to
cacry weight lit are, 1 pound allowed
for each $100 to $2000, 2 pounds thence
for each $100 U $1000, pound
for each $100 thence to $300; usual
conditions; one mile. Starters: Ulti
matum, Nellie Ulennon, Brevet, Ken
sington, Nat Kramer. Beerhan Biook
and Cbantilly. Cbantilly made the run
nine for half a mile, then Nellie Ulen
non and Ultimatom together the ret
of the way, with Brevet third. There
was a close whipping finish, Ultima
tum winning by a scant length, Nellie
Ulennon second, a neai in uodi oi
Brevet, third. Betting: Eight to 1
against Kensington, 15 to 1 against
Beerhan Brook, 12 to 1 against Nat
Kramer, 7 to 1 against Uhanmiy, t to
1 against Brevet, 3 to 5 against Ulti
ma' urn, 8 to 1 against Nellie Glencon.
Time, 2 .01. McCarthy rode the win
ner. Stand y.'aw-Pnrse, $200 ; $. to sec
ond. Swan furlong. Starters: tletcb,
Taylor, Princes, Lida L. and Monte
zuma. Fletch Taylor led eanily all the
way, Princess a clone thud and sec
ond alter the quarter, aod won by a
length, Princess fecund and Lida L.
third. Betting. 5 to 1 igiinst l'riu-
ceac. l to aasainsi rieicn layior, io id
1 against Montezuma, 10 to 1 sgaintt
Lida L. Time i:auj. jncuariDy
rode the winner.
Third line. Boston Club stakes, for
two-vear olds: $25 entrance p. p. with
2450 added. $100 to tocond. Winner
of Hurstbourne states to carry 5
oounds extra. Fivs furlongs. Start
ere: Jim McLaughlin, Kedei-Kabn,
Masirie cowers and Tom uood. lorn
Hood made tbe running for a furlong
Then McLaughlin and Keder-Kabn
passed him, aod close race to the
wira ensued, Jim Mclaughlin win'
nine br a length: Keder-Kahn seo
ond, six lengths ahead of Maggie
Bowers, third. Betting: Seven to
against Keder-Kahn, 4 to 6 against
McLaughlin, ii to 5 againstTom Uood,
12 to 1 sKiinet Maggie Bowers. Mon-
ocrat's claim of foul wis not allowed
Williams declared to win with Mc
Laughlin. Timo 1:071.' McCarthy
rode tbe winner,
Fourth'' Hiu-e. Handicap steeple
fhase Purse $250. $50 to second.
Entries to be made Monday, (! .h of
Ami', at tbe usual time of doling,
Welgttts announced Tuesday 27th of
April, at 3 o'clock p.m., declarations
same day at 5 o'clock p.m. Three or
more ho race, the property of different
own jrs, to (tart. Short course. Start
ers: Aurclian. Judco Jackson, Sham
rosk and Termagont. Puritan led
well to the fourth jump and Ml, Hop
sing tumbling At tbenrst lance. Aure
Hun led after Puti an's mishap, win
ning easily by three lengths, Judge
Jackson second, four langtus ahead o
Shamrock, third. Betting: Nine to 6
against Judge Jackson, 4 to 1 against
t ureltan, 4 to 1 against nnamrocK, 4
to 1 against Termagant, 10 to 1 against
Hop Hlng, 8 lo 2 against rnrltan.
Time 2 minutes. Garth rode tho
Tbe prospects for to-morrow's races
are good, i he following are the en'
tries and nools:
"irrf fiiicf.-One mile. Oiceola (102)
$:ll); Lnna Brown (07), $20; Lord
Coleridge (117), $14: Juliet M. (117)
$10: Charlie Lucas 118 . 18; Ulattd
Branaon (118), $4; Malvollo (121),
iSVcotut Race One mile and one
eighth. Punka (100), $t0; Waukesha
(105), $11; Bonanaa (102), $15; Ken
elngton (102), $1; Josh Billlings (102),
Third Jui. Howard stakes, mile
and a half. Bib Miles (121), $50;
Fourth Jiace. Mils and a sixteenth,
snlling. Llgao (!). $50; Brevet (80),
$20; UirolU(77),$l2; Chantilly (108),
$5; Dick Watts (till), $3.
l int Day t lb Nashville Heeling.
Nashville, Tehh., April 28. In
spite of the elements, the inaugural
day of the spring meeting of the
Naehviile lilosd-llorse Association
was a success. It rained hard for sev
eral hours in the morning, and the
track was in only fair condition, The
event oi tie day was tne appear
ance of Brilliantine, tbe chest
nut filly sired by Luke Black
burn out of Malita. She was a hot
favorite tor the Lake wood stake. Pop
ular interest was cantered in this
event, for in it the get of the great Luke
Blackburn would tor the drat time
face the starter. At the tap of the
drum Brilliantine shot to the front
and won without touch of whip or
spur in 0:51, a fast ba t cn a heavy
first Race. All ages; $300; seven
furlongs. Conkling won; Spaulding
second, llarefoot third. Time 1 :31 J.
.Voond Race. The i,aewood stakes
for two-year -olds, $100 added; one
half mile. Brilliantine won: Wary
ajcond, Blensedthird. Time 0:51
Third AW. Tbe Maxwell House
stakes for maiden three-year-olds,
with $000 added. One mile. Brook
full won, Macola second, FronieLouke
third. Time 1:50.:
Fourth Jiact.-Selling; puree $250
One and one-eighth miles. Monitou
woo ; R co second, King George third.
Time 2:05.
Following are tbe entries and pool
ing on to-morrow's races:
i-'irrt Jir. The Jackson stakes for
two-year-olds; one-half mile. Kebel
lion (105), $50; Poteen (1051,136; Dnc
nybrook(U)5),$40; Oartman (105),$:!2;
Bixby (105), 3(i; Prodigal (105), $42;
Proctaitinaiion (105), $42.
Mtmil Rait. The Kennesaw stakes
for three-vear-olds; one mile.
Ka!rena (10a), $170; Keanebee (105),
$t8; Leonora (105), $t; Heruiit-ue
( It 5), $.r0: Prima Donna (10IS), $411;
Birdie Hill (106 $8; Ada D. (105),
$40; lied Girl (105), $24; Coan
Queen (10."), 22; Annie Martin (105),
$S; Fronie Louise (105), $ .0.
7'Ai'rd AYky-, One and one-sixteenth
miles, tree handicap. Falconer (lt'3),
$28 ; Wahoo ( 100). $24 : Grimaldi ( 101),
:'ti; Bnctblack (110), $2S; Endurer
(104f 10; Clay Pats (112), $28; Adonis
tu. S10.
'nmi ta.y. Six furlong". Ascend
er (113), $10; Artiban tlOti). $12;
Kojheile, (!'.), $15; Kershaw (94), $20;
l'itnfrr (1101, $ '0; Straight (10!. $10;
Revole (1171, $10; Ales Ament (1121,
"-- --i. . i i )i i , . . A .)V-.otn n
Brown (106), f0;
Burr' Oika (103),
The Belli Hal Sal.
Nashville, Tes., April 28 There
was only a moderate attendance a the
sale ol thoroughbred cattle ecd fillies
at Bella Meadu to-day, snd the low
prices brought can be only attiibn ed
to tbat fast. Co1. S D. Bruce ot New
York acted as eucion'-er. Toe first
Rule ws from tte a'able of Col. B. F.
Coikrill, aid re.'i'tit t s fallows:
Vattie, b r. lv and rout, dam
Pa;ad 8', to II. U . Enopgrts; Spar's,
Tenn., $155.
Pott a, chestnut filly, by Plenipo,
dam Bailie Mac, to A. O. (icodlett,
Plebiscite, chestnut coit, by Plenipo,
dam Mignonette, to A. G. Ooodlett,
Prophecy, chestnut colt, by rieni-
po, dam Mips Muggins, to J. M. Leet,
Chicago, $100.
Venetia. bav filly, r.y vaEderoii',
dam Delusion, to Oen. Jackson, $235.
vampire, bay coit, Dy vanoeroiir,
dam Watsonia, to John J. Carter, $200.
racket Line, biv coit. or neDipo,
dam Patt', to L. H. William. Nash
ville, $125.
faganml, chestnut coir, Dy riempo,
dam Minnie Grimes, to Thomas
Nepher, Mt. Vernon, Ind., $100.
Chf stnut colL by ureal rom, oam
Bibadilla, to uea. Jackson, $225.
A chestuut colt, ny ureal lorn, opm
Bobadillo, was bid in by owner for
H05, and Po, a ere tout colt, by
Pienipo, dan Mira lurner, was not
Tho foloaipg animals from the
Grandview farm, were alo sold:
A two-year-old bav colt by klanc
dam Peri, to T. W. Fisher. $110.
Chestnut colt by bland, dam lion
Ton. to E. Wilev. $75.
A hve-year-oid bay con, uy im
ported (ilenelg, dum Mercy; to Col.
McGavock, $100.
A four-year old chestnut folding, ty
Almont Boy. dam bv Alcalde; to Dr.
Kit-hard Douglass, $150.
Chestnut colt by inland, nam by
Jack Malone, to Col. Bruce, $25.
One or two horses lrom turn stable
were not disposed of. x
The Two Tb nsnnd Guineas at
LoNDoif. April 28. The great race
for the 2000 guineas stakes, for three
year olds, was run to-day at tho New
market first spring meeting, Bnd w-8
won by tbe Duke of Westmins'er's
bay colt Ormunde. Mr. Vyner's bay
colt Minting, who was tavori'o in ret
ting, came in second, and Prince Sol
tykoff's chestnut Mephiatofle, third.
Tbe SnllKan-Mltcbtll Ulove right
Chicago, III., April 28. John L.
Sullivan and Charles Mitchell have
arranged for an eight-round glove
llglil to law place in vincugu, o into
7th. the winner to take 75 per cent.
and tli loser 25 per cent, of the re
ceipts.! Mitchell also signed arucicu
with Jack Burko for a small glove
fight, eight rounds, at Battery D, May
A Jealous nnOisnd'a Attack on Ilia
Wife's llrother.
An infamous crime was committed
yesterdav morning in Center a'ley, be
tween Washington and Poplar. A
negro named Albert Newton, jealous
of his wife, ta cruelly assaulted bcr
that aha was obliged to take sbo!ter in
the house of ber brother. Taylor Mc r",
whom Newton believed to have
been on intimate terms with
his wife, then came in f)r bis
share of punishment and was so hotly
rsailed with bricks that he bad to fly
for his life. Tbe house in which his
wife bad taken retuge was then at
tic ted by Newton. Its tried to make
his wife's fourteen-year-old brother,
Albert Nance, tell where she was hid
den, and upon bis refusal kicked him
several times in the abdomen, leaving
him for dead. He tied, but was pur
sued, captured, and lodged in jail in
dduult otbail.
American Historical Society.
Washington, April 28. The Amer
ican Historical Association met again
in session to-day in the lecture, hall of
the Columbian university. Hon.
Geonro Bancroft presided. The treas
urer's report showed a not cash bal
ance on hand of over $2000.
To carry out tho suggestions ex.
pressed by Gen Wilson, in his paper
on "Columbus." Justin Winsor, libra
rian Harvard University, offered tho
following preamble and resolutions
which were unanimously adopted :
WnxitRAH, It is suitable that the
four hundreth anniversary of the dis
covery of America by Christopher
Columbti", should bo celebrated in
1802 in a distinguished manner; I and
whereas, it is necessary lor sucu
celebration that there should bo bar
mony of plan and action between the
countries of America and Europe
which shall take part in it; and.
whereas, it is proper that the United
States should ho active, if not foremost
in such and international celebration
Rcaolved, That tho American Histori
cal Association would respectfully call
the attention of tho government of
tho United States to the important an.
niversury uui a lew yenra iuhuuu, un
a view to such national action as mav
. , . i a
seem woithy of this occasion; and
lunolitd, That tbe president of this
Association appoint a committee of
five members, which shall include
himself, to wait upon the President of
the United States and respectfully re
quest him to bring before Congress
the question of tho four hundredth
anniversary of the discovery of the
New World, that it may be celebrated
in a manner worthy of the country
and of the event to be commemorated
The president appointed Justin
Winsor, George B. Lbring and Sena
tors 1 loar and llawley.
Closing prices of May options at
Uhicago yesterday: l'ork,J!TJ-i. Lard,
5.00c. Clear rib sides, 5 20c Uorn
30 jc. Wheat, 781c Oats, 20,0.
Visitors on 'Change yesterday
Miss Uronzie Brewster, Atlanta, Oa.
Henrv Banks. Arkactas; G. H. Ram
sev, Jackson, Tenn.; H. O. Kind
Holly Springs, Ms. ; Mi's Mary Can
trell. Na'hville, Tenn.: Miss Anni
Lombard, city ; C. M. Hopkins, New
A c.knkral meeting will be held at
the Merchants Exchange this morn
tog to receive the report ot the com'
mittee, appointed at a pievious meet
ins. for the purpose of preparing f
memorial toConcresj in regard to the
bill now pending concerning taxation
on drummers.
Ku.ison's cot'on circular of April
l.rih a imates tbat at tho rresf nt in'
of consumption IJ.-itich spinners wi 1
require from April tJ October 1st
3C! OiH) raks o: roMon more than Inst
vrar Thf se 309,( 00 bales will be dif
ik-ult ti Bt "tx-'ept at ench an ad
vnri iu prices as will drivo awav
American and oontinentul bnyrr."
and Mr. Kliifon therefore thinks that
short time will have to be retried to
trvrot..- -i th seC-rj bv r-i'.-.-h fin-
Orei flow by Kain and Mpe Water
The Break Between Aistin
and O. K. Landing.
IsnciAL to ths Arrrn..l
Helena, Anic., April 28. The news
of the great break that occurred in the
levee between Austin and O. K. land
ing in Mississippi, did not reach
Helena until to-day, when the first
report stated that the crevasse was half
mile wide. This, however, so, it was
learned this evening from parties who
came from there in a skiff, was a
mistake, and that the break in aidth
really did not exceed over 100
yards, though even this break is letting
a wall of waters into the country back
of Austin to the Louisville, New Or
leans and Texas railroad. So fur as
actually damaging that portion of the
country, it will not amount to any
thing, for it is high enough up the
river to escape a good portion of the
water coming out of the sunk lands,
and the St. Francis will bo off' the
land! in plenty of time to make this
year's crop, for there is a gootl outlet
lor it. They have loo men at work on
the levee at Delta, Miss., between
here and Frinrs Point, and hope to be
able to stand the tlood. E7erytbing
has quieted down in the district at
fected by the break in the leveo above
town yesterday, the waters presenting
a culm surface, with houses, fences,
etc., floating id) v around, while people
in every conceivable kind of bout may
be seen Hitting to and fro through
that portioa of tho town. Tho Ar
kansas side of the river, from Helena
to Arkansas City, presents
a sight truly dei-lorablb.
The lost break is at tho Craig place,
letting in a great amount of water,
and then at the Hubbard place, for
one mile and a half, the water is wash
ing away tho levee, having run over
tho top of it. Mr. Charles Warfield,
manager of the Craig plantation, was
in the city, and says that the levee at
that place will be" entirely destroyed
for fully one mile and a half. This
means nothing more nor less than the
almost entire abandonment of about
12 000 acres of land valued at, in round
numbers, $750,000. The back water
from this greflt break and washovcr
has already begun to back up into
Helena, and unless some practical
means is speedily devised will have
the busines portion of the city un
der water in a short time. The city is
protected on the north by the Walker
street levee, on the south by
tho embankment of the Arkansas
Midland railroad, and on the other
by tho levee front. There is a largo
culvert in tne midland embankment
through which the city is drained and
hrotiL'h winch tho water is now back-
ng into the ritv. The Council this
evening, after being earnestly impor
tuned by the citizens, gave orders to
lose it up. this means that the city
will be flooded by rain and sipe water,
besides two good sized streams that
come out of the hills back of the city.
From a skill' load of colored people
who came over to-dav from Missis
sippi we learned the particulars of a
dark and thrilling tragedy, and illus
trates very forcibly the desperate con
dition of the people liable to bo affect
ed by the high water. They report
that last nigh' about 12 o'clock while
two gunrds were on the levee paroling
tlmr beat, they were startled by a
splash in tho water a short distance
behind them. They returned and
found that a man, who had been off to
one side of the levee in a boat as they
passed, had gotten to the levee and
commenced to cut it. 1'pon being
commanded to throw up his hands
and consider himself under arrest, in
response to tbe command a moment
ary tlash lit up the darkened scene
and the guards heard a bullet
whistle uncomfortably near their
heads. Their double-barrel shotguns
were discharged at the man, and he
drormed to the leveo a coinse. The
darkies say that ho wai carried with
out any ceremony whatever to a place
where tuere was a switt current, and
his body consigned to the river. The
good people of Mississippi are very
much worked up noout the possibility
of the levee beinc rut. 1 hey think
that the citizens of Arkansas who are
now flooded want to cut them. This
is a serious mis ae, nowever, and
does our citizens great injustice, as
they have no desire or cause to do so.
The country liable to be affected by
overllow in Arkansas is now an under
i jr. and no more damacre to us thnn
lias been done can possibly Deiuu us.
The river has risen in the last twenty.
four hours two inches, notwithstand
ing the many breaks in the levees, and
is now eleven inches above anything
ever known in the history ot the river.
Ttaa Dmaa at C'larkadalr, Mlaa,
Clarkspalk. Miss.. April 2S. In
tho Ai-i'EJL of yesterday your Helena
correspondent mnde a mistake in his
estimate ot the damage to mis sec
tion bv the present break in the
levees." Tho Austin break docs not
affect this portion, as its water is car
ried off bv Cold water, lteaver Dam
and other channels to the Tallahatchie
and Yazoo rivers. The fctovall break
below Friurs Point, does not affect us
either, as the wuter is carried off
through Harris bavou and the Huslv
puckana. The levees in front of this
county aro in good condition, vigi
lantly guarded and, unless we have
stormy weather, will unquestionably
hold Tho Sunflower Oil Company
at this place, has been very liberal in
furnishing sacks, having sent about
BOOOto the river front. While we
deenlv evmnathizo with our over
flowed neighbors, we are glad to make
o favorable a report from our vicin
Geaeral Breaai-rp In the Arkansas
Xaw Ori.eaks. La . April 28. A
dispatch from Helena, Ark., to the
Pica imne says: The river is now above
tho highest point reached in 18S2,
Both the St. Francis and Mississippi
rivers are now at a stand. There was
a general break-up in the Arkansas
levees from the break eight miles be
low here down to where the levee
ends nt Old Town, a distance of
twentv miles. All effort to bold the
remaining parts of tho levVe has been
abandoned, and tho water is now
sweeping through in numerous places.
the 1-reaks ranging trom iv ieei 10 i
hnlf mile wide. Mr. K. P. l'il'ow
president of the l.ovee Hoard, says he
thinks the levee from Helena to the
crevasses will stand, but that every
acre of land subject to an overllow,
from Helena to l.aoonia, will be
inundated. The back water is now
comir.g ii ti the city flowly, but it will
proha'oiv nn'v fill the ditches. The
sti aruer Kate Adams paceed tip at 5
p.m. from Arkarsw City. The offi
cers tepott tl.at ail the Mississippi
levees nr in'af-, with tbe ex;o tion
nf a smalt br-Tk bebw Friars lVint.
Cordially invites aa impectiaa
Varied Sarins amd Surntner
French aai Uernae Worsted, Caormeres and Sditiags,
coaiDruine tke Latest Dcaieu
Gentlemen Wear.
19" Sonnies aad Prices an
wto have left
wept away for several hundred feet
Thia will result in the ovetflow of a
large portion of Tunica and Coahoma
counties. The lots from this crevasse
will be great, because all the crops bad
been planted and were growing. Por
tions of the track of tbe Iron Mount
ain road between Helena and Ma
rianne, are ten inches under water.
A Larae Audience Krjoya the Opera
aad lhe Orand Hop Which
"Gems from tbe Mikado," with a
cast of leading amatenr vocalists, drew
an audience of ;four hundred people
to the hall of tha Young Men's He
brew Associuticn last night. It wai
the closing entertainment of the sea
son of 1883 8G, and the members of
the f Siociation acd their friends were
in capital humor to eojny it to the ut
most. The cast was as f o'lows :
Yuni-Yuiu Misi Francea Putisl
Katinhtt......... ...Mi'D M. C. llitifeld
Ko-Ko .... ...Mr. Q. i. lluttoo
anki-Po"h........... Mr.U. L. Rtnialle
The Mikado Mr. J. II. Griffith
Pooh-liah Y. Anderio
The curtain was rung up shoitly
after 8 o'clock, and tbe audience in
stantly began to demonstrate its
thorough good hnmor by unstinted
applause. Every solo was geoerouely
rewarded, and enccres extended the
otherwise short performance to 10:30
o'clock. The character of "Ko-Ko,"
as presented by Mr. Hutton, afforded
continual mirth, in which the mem
bers of the ratt foand it impocsib'e to
refrain from participating. His con
ception of the pait was decidedly
original, and gave further evidence
of ths versatility cf the gentleman's
talents asacomedfah. Messrs. Riopelle,
Gr fli'h and Anderson unstained tbeir
roles in their nsual happy style. M si
Putael as "Yum Yuui" won favor
with tbe audience ir.im tbe start a nd
ho'd it througbont. In the Difficult
role of "Kat sha" Mies Hilzfeld sur-
oriaed her many friends by her
ease, grace and dignity, and sung ber
tcore faultlessly, liarnng tne contin
uous laughter which possessed the
cast over the antics of "Ko-Ko," the
gcini were well rendered, and the do
lighted audtenca were in a frame of
mind to thoroughly erjoy tne nop
which terminated the evenirg and
season's entertainment.
Shock! ae Death of Dr. S. II. Blows
or inemaa.
Chelsea was shocked yesterday ir.oro-
inz bv the discovery of the body ot
Dr. b'. H. Brown, lying upon its face
in the door-yard of Mr. William Getz,
butcher, living on the Kandoipu
road near the citv limit. Tbe discov
ery wa made by a gardener, Fii'a
olmar, who was passing along the
read en his way into the city. An in
quest was held, by Justice rowei,
and the larv.' 'arrived at the
conclusion tbat . apoplexy was the
cause. How he happened to go into
the yard is not known, but the suppo
sition is that ii& endeavored to enter
the bouBe to ask for assistance and
fell before he could reach the door.
Dr. Brown resided at 79 Fifth etrett,
Cbeleea. and has been a cit'zen of
Memphis tbe greater part of his life.
His sitter was the late wife of Dr.
John R. Frayser, and he leaves two
handsome young lady daughters, wbo
have the sympathy cf a wide ciicle of
Baseball Notes.
Ramsey and Carroll fought the bat
tle for their respective clubs at Louis
ville yesterday, and the tormer naa
the better of it. though the gme wai
close and interesting, and wes only
won by the Louiavilles in the ninth
inning, when Brown scored on Car-
roll s error, bcore : .Louisville, z ; ruts-
burg, 1.
Rain prevented the Southern League
games yesterday. They.will probably
be played to-day. rne ivorite com
binations at the Turf Exchange are
Memphis. Macon. Augusta, JNa?hvi:te,
and Memphis. Atlanta. Savannah and
Augusta, lhe odds onared are a to i
against Chattanooga, 0 to 5 against
Charleston, 4 to 5 against Savannah,
Macon and Atlanta, and no bets taken
against either Memphis or Augiuta.
1 he Telephone Investigation.
Washin-gtok. April 28. Prof. Alex
ander Graham Bell was examined by
the telephone committee to day. His
testimony was mainly confined to a
statement concerning ins interest in
the Bell Company and the inventions
owned bv the concern. It is under
stood that the editors of the New-
York JViouitt, World and Timtt, and
tho Washington correspondents of
these journals, will be examined to
Etici'im (IrticE. NisHtiLLi. Tun.
TTTHKREAS, The Forty-Pourth General
at its renular session of 18Si, and on the 30th
Amm nt l ...li IKs'i. kv a ioint resolution
which was agreed to by both the Senate and
the ilouse of Representatives, did propose
an amendment to the Constitution ot the
Bute: and whereas, the Constitution, Arti
cle XI, Section 3, requires said proposed
amendment to be referred to tbe General
As-embly neit to be chosen, by which Uen
r.l AMmhlv it ahull be agreed to by two-
thirds of all the members elected to each
Ilouse. before being submitted to a direct
vnteottViA nacnle:and whereas, it is re
quired by law that arid proposed amendment
snail ne puuitsnea tor six munina previous
to the tune of making such choice ot the
next General Assembly;
Now therefore. I, Wm. B. Bate, Governor
of the State of Tennessee, do hereby cause
tn Im mihli.hcft tha smM uronoaed amend
ment to the Constitution of the State of
lennessee. which ta as follows: To add as
Section US) eighteen. Article (11) eleven, of
sail Constitution, tbe following:
"tn-. S. No pemon shall manufacture
for sale, or sell, or keep for sa'e, as a bev
erage, any intoxicating liuuors whatever,
incluilinir wine. ale. and beer. The Ueneral
Assembly shall by law prescribe regulations
for the enforcement of the prohibition herein
contained, and shall thereby provide suita
ble penalties for the violation ol the pro
visions hftrpof."
In teatimonv whereof. I have hereunto eet
my hand and eaurcd to be affixed the great
seal of the State of Tennessee.
Done at 'he city of Nashville, this TKth
flavor Anril. in tbe vear of our Lord one
thousand eieht bundrad and eighty-six. of
the Independence ol the United Mates tbe
one hundred and tenth.
i ") WM. B. I?TE,
RSiL. ; Oovern r of 1-onc'fee.
I S JtdlX Al.Ll!",
m ta
ef ftls Large, Fresh aai
Stock ertfilu
ant Finest Textures ta
application ta those
Lena Wrlaht Traadwell.
Died. April 19, 1886, at tha rardsnr of her
frandfothar, A. C.Treadwell, Lui WaiUHr
bsadwili.. aied twelr yer.
Hhe waa tha only 'ambler of tbe lata S. S.
Traadwall, s sirl of uncommon promife and
bsauty, an aarneit member of Calvary
church Sunday-ichool, her mother's pride a
sod comfort. At lobool lhe waa prompt,
atnbitioua and indusu-ioui, firat in her
ntudiet and reesonrivs to her obligation!:
kelovrd by her taacher and a faTorita with
her ichooimaue. (lilted with rare i c tell L-reni-aand
contcientiouanosa- for har years,
abe waa the uo(bine of tha hiueehold. aver
rendering to her mother cheerful obedience
and assists oe In domestic duties, and to alt
thut radiant. Inm nlimice and affection Which
enahrined hrr in tha family's heart us the
object of teuderest love, ana tne source ot
hupnintss enrt futu e noes. With so much
sunshine in her di po-ition, with so much
of the gentle, beautiful and responsive in
ber nature, her loss, must be the more
keenly felt, as the brulitir and more beau
tiful the t tar tbe darker is the heavens when
it vanishes.
But wa should "sorrow not ai those wbo
bava no hope." When death approached
ahe seemed to recognise its thadow, but felt
nodrca.il. With calm and iuit patience
ahe watched the earnest efforls of her friend
to stay the ebbing tide of life--telling them
ail the while that tbev were unavailing. Did
ahe hear her lather's voice calling berto
Hod's fair world beyondr ai he atmoit in
his dying hour bad promised to ao. mere
in that other hemisphere ot lile, lo distant
to our eye?, yet perhaps to their so near,
they may be moving now, the father and
the child, among the bowels of amaranth
and fadeless beauty waiting for the iorrow
ing loved ones they have left lo come to
them from oat the snadoes.
We see bat dimly through these mists ixvi
v&Dor a.
Amid these eartblv damo't
What stems to as but sad funeral tapers.
May he Heaven t di'fat lamps. ,
l'ar Trnalee.
WE are authnrir.od to announce JliUli
M. BRADLEY as a candidate for
Trustee ot Shelby ennnty at the ensuing-
August eleotion, subieoi to sue aeuou ui tue
DemocTatio Convention.
WE are anfhnrined to announce AN
DHfcW J. IlAKRIai a eandirtate tor
re-eloclion to the offioe of County Trustee,
subieut to the action oi lhe Democratic Con
vention. . For Attarnej-Grnernl.
WE are authorised to announce O KUKi B
B. VKl'bRn, da., si a candidate fur
the office of Attorney-Oeneral,subiect to the
action of the Democratic Convention,
Fer Rslatr.
THE nnderiigned announces that he is a
oandidate lor Resistor, and asks the
support ot tbe voters ot onemy county, it
elected, will endeavor to give ea,tisfotion m
the discharge of the duties of the office, and
laces bis claims surged 10 tne action vi vuw
ounty Democratic Convention-
p. bnctoiiai'.
Memphis, March 28, im.
SA. DOUGLAS, of Korrville, Tenn., Is a
. oandidate for RKGIaTER. subject to the
action of the Democratic Convention.
WE are authorised to announce E. A.
F.iiMtiNuSON' aa a candidate for
County Register, subjcot to the aetion of the
Democratio Convent on.
JndKeofthe Circuit Conrt.
W. . ra autlinTi-Ari in annnnnce tbat JOHN
JOllNSToN is a candidate for Judge of the
Circuit Court of bhelby Uonnty, suojeci a
action of the Democratio Convention.
We are authorized to announce L H. ES-
TKS, JR., as a candidate forjudge of the
Circuit court, suojeoi to me acuvu vi ui
Democratic Convention.
Friday Night, April SO, 1S86.
TICKETS, BOo Children Iroe.
Music by Croce's Band. ,
Half Fare on alt Railroads Leading to
At ESTIVAL PARK, Memphis, Tenn., .
Weduoaday. May 3
At 8 p.m., nnder the auspioes of the
Memphis Travelers' Club.
Prof. II. ARNOLD, Musical Director, as
sisted by bis Full Orchestra, combined
with that of Prof. U1CHH0KN
Asid 111a Celebrated Orchestra.
From Louisville, Ky.
Under Un leadership or Prof. C. P.
Admittance, Sl.OO-No charge for Re
served teats.
After the eioiting Races of the day. visit
ors will find this a magnificent wind-up or
the daj 'a eniovtnent. s tne feriormance win
Advance Assembly No. 5794,
K. OF Ii.
PI I F1 1
iiionaay tve,, way o
AmOld'g Full Baild Engaged.
I "
er The Proceeds of this Picnic will be for
warded to SULoull for the benefit of tbe
Gould Strikers.
BT Ticket, SO Cent. Lstdlesi tree.
er-The best ot order will be enforced, aa
the afiiir is in the hands of a competent
committee, aid no expense will be spared ta
make it grand success.
W Intoxicating liquors will ptsitively he
dims: museum,
axg-Th'S ponnlar place of amunemcnt ts
rUV orfc.i. under ino uiuuhciuqh,
Trof. C. A- D J.NALDSON.
mm- Nw AttrHctions and tpeoialties w-ll be
presented each week. ,
arlln Sitiirdv Afternoon of each weei, j
HALF KATES tor School Children.
atsrWe inttnd to make this place of amuse-
trent a special attraction for Ladies and j
thir Families.
Merchants totton I'ress & Moragc Co.
Mkmi-his, TttitN., April 2S,
THE annual meeting ol the etockh'Jders
ot this company will be boid at its edice.
No. U Madison street, on
-fVednenday , May" It, IHaS,
from 12 m. to 'n.m.
ina- even ;T) l
....... . . V ;
, for tho purpoe of elei-t--'s
to orve tbe eni:mg,
ft.or, lit! V. Storeurr,

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