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Communications tor publication nott be
written enenesldeof the page only, and.
with all other matters connected with tbe
editorial department, should be addressed:
T TiiSuiToior las Arrsil., Memphis,
We cannot, as a rule.nndertaie to return
articles sot found suitable tar publication.
Ou mail books ara kapl by poitoffloea, and
aot by Indiridgal aames.
We solicit letters aid eonmanleattoni upon
tubieeU of general Interest, but auoh must
always k aeoompetied by the name and
address of tba whtar, mi aaraetee of bit
food faith aad responsibility. Mo notice
tea o tekea ol anonymous communica
tions. ,
la ordering papers changed from oa post
cffloe to aaothar, tha names of both post
oBoes should be given,
epeoimoa copies font fraa of charge,
atiaesi letters should be addrouad I
f. C. OiLLAWaT.l Second street,
M. Kmrmo. I Memphis. Tenn.
FRIDAY, I t t MAY 7, 1886
It Is very gratifying to tbe Ai'iial
to be able to state that the races thlH
week over tbe Jockey Club courne
have been a great success, the attend
ance every day being such as to justify
the work that has bee a done
in beautifying the giounds aud
increasing tLo public accommoda
tion. Threatening weather baa been
do obstacle to this auccees. The peo
ple who appreciate enterprise and be
lieve In enterprising men determined
not to permit anything to stand be
twesn them and tbe recognition of an
effort at great cost of time and money
to bring the Jockey Club course op to
a point of excellence in picturesque
eflects, aa well as for practical and util
itarian purposes that would challenge
the most favorable comparison with
tha beat in the country. The conse
quence has been, as we have stated, an
immense crowd, growing larger every
day and an amount of enthusiasm
that only the best and fairest manage
ment could evoke. And this has been
general with all classes, from tbe
"man at the wheel" to the club man.
Yesterday this enthusiasm was made
especially evident by tbe plaudits
of many thousands of people,
for whom an excellent, perhaps
the best, programme of the
week had been prepared, a programme
that bespoke the exciting scenes that
followed. Everything was propitious
for such a programme, the sky and air
being In sympathy with tbe spectators,
whose alternating moods of victory
or doieat were responded to by a
bright sky, occasionally obscured by
scudding clouds that toward the close
gathered in a threatening bank that
scurried about for some time in
the vicinity and sent its
warning voice to hurry the steeple
chasers to a quick conclusion of tbelr
trial of speod and courage. Nature
was never more kind than in this sus
pension of her heated wrath until
tbe great mass of men and women bad
found their homes and night and
quiet settled down npon the
scene of swift contention, The varied
pictures that presented themselves
during this play of tbe elements were
not the leutt among the pleasures even
o! a most enjoyable day, one long to
be remembered 1 in the history of the.
turf. The eye found food and rest in
every direction roaming over a prcBpsct
j pleasant as any in the Stale, and
carried away photographs that will
linger long In association with the
moving eieius of the spring meeting
cf 1S, The cares of life weigh
heavily, and nrs oppressive they
would bo intolerable wore thore not
opened to men a vrny out of thorn ami
from their perplexing selves in the
brief intoxication of a race aud the
agreeable interchanges of social con
tact. Tilt: niNNINMIPPl 111 IK.
The r'wer and harbor bill nasatd
the House ye-terlay, boing amended
to as to provide for tbe expenditure of
the appropriation for the improve
ment of the lower Mississippi under
the direction of the Secretary of War
acd witbont (he Intervention of tbe
Mississippi Rivor Commission, and
provided a'so that the money appro
priated shall be expended in the con
tinuance and completion of the works
on Plum Point and Lake Providence
reaches, except such aa Is required to
protect the works already in pro
gress, which moans that new and
needed work la not to bo begun
and that the life of the commission is
not woith prolonging, So ray Mr,
Iiepbnrn, Republican, of Iowa, and
Mr. "O'jjsctot" Hobnail, Democrat, of
Icd'anu, who bavo neither knowledge
cf onr needs nor sympathy for our
condition. The "crunks" who have
been the curse of the lower Valley of
the MiEAistippi .'are evidently getting
tte'r wcrk Id.
We publish this morning an inter
view with an opponent of lateral
levees, who believes that counter
levees that will admit of overllow
and o?ly act te prevent currents
re what tho planters need.
This gentleman also states
tact levees were forced upon the
'asters rs a result of the war. lie is
as wide of the facts of hittoryin this
I '.-rrvrt sb heisfroiu the weil tented
ic .j'Isof a aaifurm yjtcm of levee,
eue'u an we have to fave the low
lands of the Yatao delta. The Frt nch
found levees Dere-siry to the safety ij
No r Orleans soon a'lor it was fouri'ii d
ty Bienville, and long Wore the war
Louisiana .was famous fjr her will
OEiirBcteivec-g and for tin cui
ployment ol the most capable
civil engineers. Mississippi, up
to 1875, made bnt a sorry
attempt at leveeing because tha river
counties were neither strong enough
In money or population to warrant
the outlay that within tbe past six
years baa resulted in an excellent
levee system. What la wanted,
aa the Aitkai. stated yester
day, is not experiment, but a steady
persistence in the construction of
leveei until the low lands on both
sides of the river from Cairo to its
mouth are thus protected from over
flow, and the planting of mat
tresses and erection of revet
ments wherever the river impinges
uponaud endangerjtLe integrity ol the
bank that caving in and the deposit
of sediment may be prevented and
tha power of tha current may be
utilised in scouring the bottom and
deepening the channel so as to secure
navigation throughout tha year. And
for this all tbe people of Missouri,
Kentucky, Ark ansae, Tennessee, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana abonld unite.
KKPI UI.I4 AN qni.p.
There Is a famons character in Dick
ens's O'.d Curimity Shop, tailed Qailp,
who kept In tbe back yard of his ware
house on the Thames a wooden figure
of a famous admiral. When things
didn't gi right with Quilp he'd seize a
bar of iron and belabor the unoffend
ing Image in the most ravage manner.
Wiping tbe perspiration from his
brow, tju Hp, the hideous and
ferocious dwarf, would pommel
the innocent figure as the author of all
his misfortunes until forced to sink
down from mere exhaustion. The Re
publican patriots who were non-combatants
in war and warriors in peace,
are imitating the example of Quilp.
They make it their business once year
to magnify tbe Hon. Jeffonon Davis
into a raw-head and bloody-bones, snd
like tbe chsracter in Longstreet's
Georgia Some, the gogun, bite, kick
and cuff bim aa if to show to the world
how easily they could have demol
ished bim, if they had got mad during
tha war. These bomb-proof patriots
are making their annual war upon
Mr. Davis, snd the scared veterans
who conquered the rebellion are hold
ing these patriots by the coat-tail to
keep them from drenching the Sooth
in blood. There is nothing in Mr.
Davis's recent utterances to create lbs
lesst alarm or to inspire a desire for
gore on the part of these non-combatants
to whom the sight of blood, dur
ing the war, was as abhoront as water
ia to tbe mad dog. What Mr. Davis
said st Montgomery is in perfect ac
cord with tbo last utterances of Gen.
Grant, as will be seen by the follow
ing parallel extracts:
Aa I b..t .Urn. f
am thankful for tba
providential extea
aioa of mr time to eo-
Til ConoiMibn, ftt
mil ma to lay that,
Ihouab tba memory of
our glorloui peat muit
abla ma to continue
arar b dear to ui,
my work. I am fur
ibar thankful, and in
duty polnti to the pre
enl and future. Ala
bama barinc relumed
her place In tha Union
belt youn to fulfill all
tha obliaeiione de
riving upon all good
oitleone leekinc to re
tor the tieneral Gov
ern wentto ili prti line
purity. and a bait you
may to promote tha
welfare and haiiulnaei
a muoh greater degree
thankful, beoauia it
baa anablad me to i
for myself tha happy
harmony which hanol
uddanly prans up
betweea tboaa en
gaged but a few abort
yean mo In deadly
conflict. fr. (Yen el's
dyin$ leoni at Moul
McUnvor,Jult2, m.
of your common ooun-
iry f.x-rrnutrni l)a
I'uV ,SVw at ifoat-
eomery, Ala.
llut.mr frlemlH.oun
li tbe day of peace. I
urte mon you to oh
erve every prom lie
and loyalty to the
riihta auaranteod to
you under the Conitl
tutlon. Kx-Prt4rl
jhv' .S'j)k nl At
lanta, It will be seen that Mr. Davis, stand
ing under the protecting folds of the
stars and stripes, tho flag cf a unitad
people, urged the assembled multitude
to bs true and faithful to the Union,
and to labor to promote lha welfaie
mid happiness of a errnmon country.
Mr. Davis was audrisiing a people
into whose very bring was burnt a9
with red-hot iron ths fiercest sorrows,
and he could not have the hardihood
to tell them that they were traitors
who Enffeied in an u aright m cause.
This was his oflending. Had ho raid
what his assailants condemn him for
not saving, that the rebellion was
treason, and those who suffered
or died in Its seivice were traitoiH,
ha would have bo.n hifs?d and
and insulted by the women, the one
legged and one-armed soldiers present.
The Union would be held together by
a mere rope of sand if its safety was
endangered by the kindly greetings
given Jefferson Davis, whose race is
nearly run and who counsels loyalty
and fidelity to the Union. Mr. Davis
. xpreenes the belief that truth is Im
mutable, that the principles which In
spired the struggle for Independence
were right, but instead of proposing
any new effort to make successful
principles abstractly correct and there
fore immutable, he advises loyalty and
fidelity to tbo Union.
Leo XIII. Haa BlaTlme te) Wrlla Ills
Tritiw, May 3. The (m'to ObMhxi
a very well informed Catholic ionrnnl
of Huh city, declares that there is no
truth in the statement publiahed by
certain American newNpapera, that a
New York puhlmher has been in
treaty with tbe Vatican for tho trans
lation into I-atin and KngliNh and the
Jiublicatiou of the memoirs of I'opo
ieoXHl. The Unila states that the
speculation in of a private character.
and that the l'oe haa never bad the
nine to compile memoirs. The vati
w. the paper further says, has
nothing to do with the cnterprwe.
Notice to Travelers and Shippers.
MmrHia, Tnx.. April lfi, l.tyi.
Until further notice trains between
Memphis snd Madison will be discon
tinued. Steamers wdl leave dai y from
foot of Poplar street, ot I) o'clock" p.m.,
connecting at Madison with tra iih for
Littlo liot-k and all points West.
Freight for Madison and points beyond
mils', be delivered at vharfliout, at
foot of Poplar street, before 2 o'clock
p.m. Steamer Coahoma will leave
this evening, and steamer K. W. Cole
to-morrow evening, ltnnot.rn vink,
Qtmral Manager.
The Season Advanced bytbeAdvo
cates of the Meusure for
Its Parage.
Washington. May 0. The majority
of the House Judiciary Committee in
reporting adversely upon the proixrsed
woman suflrago amendment to the
conatitution submits but a formal re
port recommending tliat the propo i
tion lie upon the table. The minority
rejiort, which is signed by Messrs. F.
B. Taylor, Hepburn, Caswell and Kan
ney, comments upon this fact, but
says: The importance of the ques
tion of woman suffrage is forcing its
full discussion everywhere, and the
silence of the comm ttee will have no
tendency to withdraw it from public
attention. In a government by the
people, continue the minority,
the ballot is at once a thing of
sovereignty and the means of ex
pressing power. Women are peo
ple, end we submit that they
are neither morally nor Intellectually
incapable, and that no necessity for
their disfranchisement can be sug
gested, on the contrary we believe
that they are entitled to immediate
absoluto enfranchisement. First, be
causo their own good demands it.
(iive means and inducements for a
broader and better education, includ
ing a knowledge of aflairs which she
will not fail to av.il herself of to the
uttermost, and which will add t3 her
means of prottction for her person
and estate The history of woman is
for tho most part a history of wrong
and outrage. Crea'ed the eqml
companion of man she early
became his slavo and siill la in
many part of tho world. In many
so-called Christian ortions of Europe
she is to day yoked with beasts and is
doing the labor of beasts, while her
son and husband are terving in the
army protecting the divine rights of
kings and men to destroy and slay.
Man has not been conspicuously un
just to woman in the past nor is he
now, but he believes that she is in her
true siihero, not realizing that he has
fixed her sphere, and not ifnd.as he
imagines. If the "unspeakable Turk"
should be solicited to open the doors
of bis harem and let the inmates
become free and human, ho would be
indignant, doubtlessly, and would
swear by the beard of the prophet
that they never would so degrade
lovoly woman, who, in her sphere,
was intended as the solace oflorious,
superior man. Yet, as man advances,
woman is elevated, and h-r elevation
in turn advances him. No liberty ever
given lier has been lost, abused or re
gretted. Where most has been given
her, she has become best. Liberty
never degrades, slavery does. Second,
woman's vote is necessary for the good
of others. She is the enemy
of foreign war or domestic turmoil ;
she is the friend of peace and homo.
Her influence for good in many direc
tions won'd bo multiplied if she pos
sessed tho ballot. 8ho desires the
homes of the land to be pure and
sober. With her help they may bo
roino so, without her what is the
prospect thin regard Itnrloa Iho
wise . and solo administration of
woman, well may she cry out, "Watch
man, tell us of tbe night, what its
signs of promise are." We do not
invito woman to tbe dirty pool
of politics, nor does she intend to
enter that pool. Politha is not nec
essarily unclean. If it is unclean she
is not chargeable with tbe great crime,
for crime it is. Polities must be puri
fied or we are lost. To govern this
great nation wisely and we 1 is not do
gradlrg service. To do this all the
wisdom, ability and natrio'ism of all
tbo people is required. No great
moral forco should be unemployed.
But it is sometimes said that woman
does not desire the bal ot. Some may
not, many do not, perhaps a
majority. But such indifference
cannot afl'ect tho light of those
who are not indifferent. The conser
vative woman, who thinks that the
prtaont duty is as burd-nsonie as she
can bear, wb n alio reads of what can
bo accomplished for her country and
for mankind by means of the billot,
willrs fivquenlly thank (iodfortie
oiuortun ty and will as zealously ilia
charge her obligation ai will her more
rad cl sister, who bos long labored
nrul fervurlv prayed for t"e coming
of the day of equ'lity of right, and
A Ilrare, Minly and Tboroaitli-Uo-liK
JunrnallHi, Editor ol' lh
Challanonfta "Tltuca."
Col. John K. MeGowan was born on
n farm in Mahoning county, Ohio,
September HO, 1831. Karly in li e
young MctSownn' gave evidence of a
tate tor letters and a talent for law.
He was sent to the common schools,
where he took advan'age of the op
portunities oUered and made rapid
progress in his studies. Ho
studied about three years at Mount
Union college, and one year
at Hiram college, where - be was
a class mate of the late lamented
James A. Uarrleld. Fully eoinped,
he began tho study of law in ins na
tive county and finished at Lima, Ind.
He practiced law successfully in Iowa
and Wood county, Ohio, from 18,rfl to
18til,baving been elected during the lat
ter yearprostcuting attorney of Wood
ciunty, there being but one vote, out
of alrout 2700, cost against him. In
18(11, while be was engaged in the
new duties imposed by the confidence
and esteem of the people among
whom he bad cast his lot, the
tocsin of a dreadful war sounded,
calling men to arms, to defend
the Union against threatened dis
s dution. rroinntly he responded to
the call and enlisted in tbe servic as
a private in Company B, Twentv-lirst
Ohio. United States infantry. It was
not long until he wits made second
lieutenant, and as such served in West
Virginia for four months, when bo
was mustered out. Ho re-entered the
service, taking charge of a company
as captain of infantry, August 0, 18(31',
and was promoted to be major of
artillery March 24, lSti4, and was
made lieutenant colonel November 5,
18U, and colonel September 8, lfcti5.
February lit, 18t6, Col McGowan was
brevetted Brigadier General for gal
lant and meritorious service dining
the war, and was mustered out March
81, lKtitl, at Chattanooga, since which
time ho has been closely identified
with tiie town, having resided there
almost continuously. After his loca
tion in Chattanooga he soon be
came identified with the press cf
the city, and was regarded as one of
the most useful anil practical men in
the profession He has been connect
ed ith the inics since 1S72. From
1872 to 1878 lie was associate edi or
and leading edito ial writer, and from
1878 to the present time he has bevn
its editor-in-chief. As editor of the
Tinf tinder the present manage
ment Col. MOowan Las had lull
control of the editorial department,
and to his ability and sagacity, bis
full information of men and events of
the post four decades snd liii conser
vative, judicial views on all questions
relating to political parties and their
conduct, is in large measure due the
success which the Tout now enjoys.
Col. McGowan is a great reader of
periodical papers and current news
and is thoroughly posted not only in
the affairs of our own but of other
countries. Hig editorial opinions are
formed after niatuie deliberntion and
a just weighing of all points on one
and the other side of questions in
discussion, and his conclusions are
almost invariably concurred in bv con
servative and intelligent men of all
parties. Uninfluenced by party bias,
especiallyon questiors vitally effecting
the public weal, Col. MacGowan can
and has written as strongly against his
party friends as he has in their favor,
but all men concede that he does it
because he believes he is right; and
the evidences that he has been in
most cases right can easily be cited by
a careful comparison of bis utterances
in the past with tbe situation of po
litical aff airs to day.
Tbe I'raek Ansnata C'lob linra
Dowel Before tba Ilrowna by
m Ncore of O lo a.
Israelii, to the ArriiL.I
Auousta, Ga., May 6. Augus'a, the
braegtrt heavy hit'eia, failed (o cstcb
on to Knoufl, and tbe pitcher being
supported Memphis won a close
and interesting game. Fitssimmons,
for Aogutti, also r itched a great
game and is now (ointed out as Au
gusta's leading twirler. The game to
day was without special feature, and
was won by hard playing all around.
Sneed, r. f 1 2 0 0 0
Msnsel, 1. f. 10 10 0
Andrews, 1st b 0 16 0 1
Broughton.c 1 0 3 4 0
Fnswlbacb, e. t 113 2 0
Phelan, 2d b 1 1 13 2 0
Whitehead, 3d b 0 0 0 0 1
K non 8, p 0 0 0 12 0
Merritt, c. f 1110 0
Total 5 6 27 18 3
AUGUSTA.. B. B H. P.O. A. B.
Hogan, I. f. 0 10 0 0
Koppeil,3db 0 0 3 4 0
Hsrbridge, r. f 110 0 1
Sylvester, c. L 0 0 2 0 0
Manning, 2d b 10 5 10
Phillips, s. s 112 0 1
Toy, 1st b 0 0 4 0 0
8uck,c , 0 0 8 3 0
FitSimmons, p 0 0 19 1
Total 3 3 24 17 3
Summary: Time of same 2 hours
zu minutes. Total base hits Augusta,
5; Memphis, 7. Struck out by Au
gusta, 8; by Memphis, 9. Two-base
hits Memphi, 1. Three-base hits
Augusta, L. First base on
balls Augusta, 3; Memphis, 3
Left on bases Augusta, 6;
Memphis, 4. Passed balls
by Augusta, 3; by Memphis, a.
wild piicboa br Augusta, 2; by
Memphis. 1. Basss stolen Augusta.
2; Memphis, 2. Flies caught Au
gusta, 0; Memphis, G. Fouls caught
Augusta, o; Memphis 4.
CharlMloa.l; Baabvllle, 7.
sraoiAL totss arrsAL.I
Savarmar, Oa., May 0 Charleston
and Nashville played their last game
to dav in the presence of an immense
crowd of people. The game wai too
one-sided to be interesting. Costly
errors in the field and the weakness
of Lanser behind the bat enabled the
visitors to score five runs al
most before the locals could
get settled down to tbe
businefs of the game. Weyhing played
in the box for Chsr;eetoD,and although
credited with ten strike outs h's twist
ers were tatted for six base hits, two
of which weredoub'e. The loca's were
not able to do much with Dundon's
doiivery, making five haw bi's, but
they were too straggling to be of much
sir vice. Charleston made one.
Allnnla, 10; Savannah, 8s
Savannah, Ga., May ti. A very
large crowd witnessed the game to-day
between Haranuah and Atlanta, the
latter's victory of ye-terday leading
msny to believe that tday's game
would result the fame way, but the
til'li'B were turntd, aud Atlanta
walked i tl with the game to the tuce
of 10to 8.
Uurs Adinti, 4; Savannah, 2
Struck out 0'l)y, 4; Conway, 2.
Pneeed bulls Giliam, 1; Lynch, 1.
Wild pitches -O'lXiy, 2. Bjsa hits
Atlanta, 10; Savannah, 11.
Both teams leave to-morrow for At
lanta, where they p ay Saturday.
Baaeball Hole.
Atlanta Voiitliluiion : "Savannah
and Memphis are both trying to sign
a noted catcher, and aro bidding
against each other, and we shall see
who puts up the most money."
Tn Memphis nine will play tho
Macon nine at tbe new baseball park
to-morrow morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Tbe other league nines will play as
follows: Savannahs at Atlanta,
Charlestons at Chattanooga, Augustas
at Nashville.
Wbkn the telegraph reported Mer
ritt as playing short for Memphis in
Tuesday's pame we thought it an error
of transmission. We did not think it
postible that the manager of the Mem
phis club would sign a new player
without It.frrming the directors; bnt
we didn't know tbe manager of tbe
Memphis is well then si we do now.
TJmpirs Grirh left Savannah forW
fear of boing mobbed Monday, and by
agreement Manager Morton of Savan
nah umpired the game with tbe pro
v si that Mannger Porcell of Atlanta
wou'd te allowed to umpirs yistsr
day's gT.e. At'anta Ipst the game
umpired by Savannah's managtr, and
Savanna i lost the game umpired by
At'an'a'c niscagir. This is a co'd
It appears that Memphis has a new
short step named Merritt. The direc
tors of tie Memphis Club were kept
in ignonnce of tbo fact, but the fol
bwing clipping from the Augusta
f Amniel, of Wednesday is rather relia
ble: "1 red Merritt of the old Cinch
had mu h to do with winning the
game ysterday, playing a faultlass
game at short stop sn i n aming two
hit. Merritt is a consdentioue, good
player, md an tonest, rober and in
dastiiom nisn. We wish him well
and nro a:i;fied be will do well for
any clul with whom h: Lrtnnes fall."
Cham, a t f c'iaiate and v,a'er often
afl'ect tin action of the howil?. One
or two I rALdrith's Pi Is taki n everv
niht a-e a pfrfact icnieJy in euch
cases; U,ey elso prevent nuliria ard
a-e a prouction against typhus fever,
or diseases arising fiou lad eewerage.
An Indictment for Forgery Against
Iilm Which Mast Be
Nsw York, May 6. "It fs not gen
erally known," sail a Michigan man
yesterday, "thai ex-Senator Thomas
W. Ferry is an exile from his Bta'e
and county, lie dare net return until
matters pending sgaicst him are either
outlawed or settled. There ia an in
dictment against him for forgery."
"Up to tbe time of his defeat for re
election a few jeirs ago he passed as a
"Yes, but that wai far from the
truth. Ten or fifteen years ago be was
worm conaiaeraoie money, tie oaa
an interest with bis brother in some
Michigan pine lands, and together
they operated an extensive lumber
yard in Chicago. I say Itogether, but
Thomas never bad anything to do
with the management of the business.
They made considerable money
for a time, and as usual
their fortune wis overesti
mated. Reverses came, however
and in addition to this tbe Senator go
to leading a very wild lifa in Wash
ington, lie spent inoie than h:'s
salary in dissipation, and became in
volved in several disgraceful scandals.
You remember how he was horse
whipped In his rooms at the Na'ional
Hotel by an irate young woman and
her father. Poor Ferry crept under
the bed and cried for mercy, but his
oaeuilanls only stopped when
they were completely exhaust
ed. The atory told at tbe
time was to tbe effect thst Ferry had
insulted the young lsdv in some wav.
and that was the method chosen to
avenge it. Ferry never made any
complaint, but the father of thsronna
lady received a note from the Eenator
a couple of days after the attack ; be
opened it, expecting to find at least a
challenge, but instead he found an an
nual pass for himself and family over
tbe Pennsylvania railroad. Queer wav
of demanding eatisfaction. wasn't it?
"Horry 'a exposure would have come
several years before it did bnt for the
(act tost be held a seat in the United
Utta Senate, and if be bad been re
elected 1 presume his affairs wonld
have been hushed np somehow; bnt
when he became a common citizen,
with no pa'ronage at his disposal, then
all bis creditors jumprd on him. It
was learned that he bad been engaged
ia a numoer oi very question
able trancactions, among which
was tbe charge of trvintr to iml
tate another man's aigcature. Ferry
made a desperate effort to get back to
the Senate, and the machine discipline
organized by Zach Chandler in Michi
gan held bis forces in line down tothe
eighty-first ballot. Then a break
came, and the present Senator Palmer
was tne result. erry tied at once to
Europe, aod had scarcely got out of
the country before warrants were is
sued for his arrest on several different
counts. That was three yearn ago. He
nai never returned and he may die in
exile. Tbe ex-Senator's brother,
however, is devoted te Tom, snd
i . . . . ...
naa oeen trying to Dutld up
mo loiinnna m r.n tamtly. lie ia
by far the better man of tbe two, snd
bal considerable ability and nnsh. I
am told tbat he has been very fortu
nate in seme silver mine investments,
and may become rich again. In that
case a suppose ail cairns sgainst
Thomas where a crimioal prosecution
coald be brought will be settled up
snd the exile will find it safe to re
turn. But he can never again te a
factor in Michigan politics. Of late
years hs has become a victim of tbe
morphine habit, which a'moet com
pletely undermined bis Intellect."
"Wnere is he living?"
''I believe he has pasted most of his
exile in Italy, but he has been roam
ing a'l over Europe. A great eflort
was maae to persuade President Ar
thur to give Ferry the Russian mis
sion just after the death of Minister
Hunt, but Mr. Arthur concluded that
it wai not best to appoint a man who
cju'd not visit his own country to
present his application. Senator Con
ger made the effort, I bslieve, cut
ot charity, it's a little bit s'ngu
lar that a man wbo served eieh
tean years in the Senate, fix years as
President pro tempore of that body,
acting v ice-1'resnlont and ecung freoi
dent for a day, on the Sunday inter'
veuing between Gen. Grant's retire
ment and President Haves inaugura
tion, should find himself an exile from
bis own country aud a fugitive fro 31
justice. It illustrates the ups and
downs ol politics with a vengeacc?."
extraordinary Engineering: Feat of
a Convict Escape and Paraolt.
Montreal, Qub., May 5. The moet
luccessful effort at escape from prison
walls in the face of seemingly insur
mountable obstacles, since the days of
the renowned Jack Sbeppard, is seen
in the exploit of Louis Visu, the con
vict of St.Vincent de Psul, who led
tbe revolt of that penitentiary on Sun
day, tho 25th of April. t He is a man
cf medium hight, wirf and tough,
and capable of great endurance
and pluck, as was proven cn his
fiiht with the orison officials a abort
time ago when being searched. After
tbe revolt he was pnt in the dungeon
on bread and water. He in some wsv
secured a knife snd made a saw wi h
it. He had also a piece of a pail han
dle and a fragment of a stone. With
these he tunnelled a wall tbree feet
thick built of stones and bricks. This
brought him to the corridor where ha
tunnelled another wall, this time of
brick. There was still another heavy
wall between him and the outer air of
the prison yard. By the dim light of
a ccal-oil lamp he did the work of tun
nelling; this latter obstacle, leaving the
rubbish in the inner passu ge. He
bad very little to do now in tbe way of
tunnelling, but had to scale walla
twenty-two feet high. Workmen had
been using a derrick with which they
wore erecting a new wing. Climbing
like a rat on this derrick, Viau cut one
of the ropes. Hs then with the sid of
the rcpe climbed from the new wing
to the roof of the main building. Here
he was seen by the guard. "Go bock
tbere or I'll fire," shouted the gusrd,
a dead shot. Tbe desperate convict
dodged bck, ran along a wall, dropped
into a garden on the ether side and
dashed through the village, having
just three hours of drkruvs to aid him
in his eepspe. The Mcntrea! city police
are t earch:ng for him now.
Sroifa Einnlaloa of Pure
Col Liver 0.1, with Hypopbosphitr f,
in Lung Trough s and Cholera In
f .n'un. Dr. W. K. Ktmom, Ha t
f iid, Ind., eays: ' I find Scott's Eruul
f:oa an txoellent rerupdy in lung
trjnhles, and especially in Strnraous
children, aud a mos; valuable remedy
in chroaic stages of Cholera Infan
tum. "
CariiAlIy fsrvitcs aa laspedian
Varle Spring mA SnnsBtw Uck nr.cH!a,
FienA iu German vTorstea,
Mmptstag tat Latest Designs
CeaUeneas Weas.
9 Sslrmtrs aai Prices aa
tfcs aw Icfiaaeaxorev
Tba Sa-aate Maanar 1st Which Ha-
tare Dealt With Bldgat.
Nkw Yobk, May 5. Poor little Car
oline Tarbasa epent seventy-six years
and sevsn montns trying to rtacn a
woman s esta'e and then gave np the
vain eadeavor and died. Freakish
nature bad mde an uncompleted job
of her. Up ts ber twelfth year she
was apparently like ether girls; then
the suddenly Btopped, never to grow
again. Although living some years
beyond tbe average of human life
the girl never became a wom
an, and Then a Coroner called
to view ker remains, she hav
ing died without medical attsndance,
be found tbe body of a girl of eleven
topped by tie bad of maturity and
the f ce of are. For many years Miss
Terbass wrs familiar figure oa Fifth
avenue, in the ceighboihoid of tbe
reservoir, aid many people talked
about the chid woman who lived at
Forty first street. Nobody could guess
hersge. 'of ti.ere was not a light streak
in tbe dark tresei which she could
nearly walk tpoo, tt ey being four fdet
long, wbils she was onlv four feet
tbree incites in bight, roe kindly
face wis somewhat sharp and aqui
line, but it had few of the wrinkles
beonging ti ber great age. Some
times prople a block away heard
shrieks and wondered. They didn't
know bow marveiousiv sensitive ner
skin war, whit h 1 aured ber to cry out
when pimply touch d and to yell when
washtd. Three stattrs bad grown to
tall and nne looking women, while lit
tle Caroline halted at eleven's mile
stone. One of them, Mrs. Louisa
Bornum, was married, but none of
them was unfaithful to her sittuly
trast. They cared tenderly for the
bright-witted little freak, aad when
overayaarago her cries made her
tometbing ot a nuisance, tbey moved
her to a less tbickly populated neigh
borhocd in . East Seventeenth
street. For about a year the
sensitiveness extended to the
nails, which Caroline has not
allowed to be touched. Lately shs
has been somewhat demented, and
shs died suddenly yesterday before
Dr. Frank O. Manning, the family
physician, could be called. Coroner
Messemer took the case, there being
undoubtedly great medical interest in
it, and performed an au'opsy yester
day In the prtsance of Dr. Manning
and Dr. A. C. Antbea. Beyond the
uncut toe and finger nails and certain
organio peculiarities, he found tbe
nerfectlv formed tody of an apparent
girl of eleven. Tbe apine was straight
and tbere was no outwarJ deformity
At tbe request of tbe family he made
no examination ol tbe brain.
first Day or the waanlnfton Meet
Ivy City, D. C, May 6. The first
day of the spring meeting at the ivy
City course, drew together an a
tendance much larger' than osual on
an inaugural day. During the running
there w e-e several light showers, but
that did not interfere with the wport
which was excellent throughout.
Fint Race Dash of six furlongs.
for all ages, was won by Favor; Lord
Lome second, Strathsrey third. Time
1 :16). Mutual paid $8 10
iS'cond Race. One mile, for all ages,
Won by Dry Monopole ; Duke of West
moreland second, ilibernia third,
Time 1:43. Mntuals paid $222 50,
2'Ai'rti Rare. The National Hotel
handicap, for all ages, one mile and a
bait. Won by Uersan ; lomnsio second
Eolia third. Time 1:574. Mutuals
paid $11 55.
Fo'trihlitue A sweep take for tliree
year-old', one mile and an eighth
Won by Springfield : John C. second,
1' rankle It. 1 hint. Time 1:59. Mu
trials paid $22 70.
Tho steeplechase was a farce, oftly
one horse, Hostage, linishing; luoouie
fell and injured her rider, Williams
Mutuals paid $54.
Lexington Kacea.
Lbxinotow, Ky , May 6. Weather
fair, track heavy, attendance good,
betting brisk.
Firrt Rare. One milo and one-
eighth. Wahoo won by five lengths;
Brevet second, Foxhound third. Time
Second Race. Robinson stakes ; half
a milo. Wary won by a length; Han
nail second, The Widow third. Time
Third Race. Phcenix Hotel stakes.
rne mile and a quarter; Grimaldi won
ov two lengths, iree Knight second,
Blue Wing third. Timo-2 :174.
Fourth Race. One mile. Waukesha
won by a length; Emma Johnson
second, Fedora third. Time 1:194.
Merchants Cotton Press ft Storage Co.
Mimphib. Tax.. Auril 28. 1888.
TUB annual maatinr, or tba ttocknoldart
ot thii oompany will b hald at iti oaioe,
No. siaaiioa ureal, on
Wedneaday, Hay 19,1880,
from 11 m. to 8 p.m., for thepurpoia of eleet-
Int raven m iire-ioa to sorra ma aniuina
yaar. 8. R. MONTGOMERY. rWratary.
A Christian Editor's Experience,
Rer. O. R. Lynch, publisher of the Ala
bama Uhiltttan AdTooate, Birimnirnani,
write: I travel all oyer the Mute; my
friend! lay they find Dr. Mmley'a Lem n
Vlivir a mniit .an.ll.nt medicine. Mv book
keeper and foreman both use it in place of
oa omel, pun, etc.
A Prominent Minister Wrltea:
Dr. Motley Pear Sir: After ten roara of
treat tufferint from indifreition or dyapep
i t, with sraat nerroua prostration and bil
iouinnrs. Uifurdered kidneys and constipa
tion, I have bren cured by four bottlta of
four Lemon Elixir, and am now a well man.
Elder M. K. Church. South, No. 28 Tatnall
street, Atlanta, lia.
Sold by druiriisu. SO cents and It 00 per
bottle. Preparad by Dr. 11. Hosier. At
lanta. Reorjia.
Among the Northern Lakes
of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, are hun
dreds of delightful places where one can pats
the summer months in quiet reH and enjoy
ment, and return home at the end of the
boated term completely rojuvenaied. Karh
recurring season onngs to uconomowoc,
Haukcha, Heaver Dam, Frontenae, Oko
hoji. Minm-tonka, M'uite Bear, and innu
merable o'tiur ctiMrmina looalities with ro
mantic nnoi. k, Uoiieitmli of our oet people
whose wiii'er httmes are on either side ot Ma
son and Uixin'i line, bloir-inre and com
fort, at a moderate cost, can be readily ob
ta ned. A list ol summer h'Mies, wiih ell
neo-sary in'orma ion .e'ta;niur ineret.i, is
beinf (iiftrihiit; by the Csietuo, Vm.wab
aaa and st. Part. KilLWiV, and will bent
free ui on applicatii n by letter to A. V. 11.
Urpenter, General 1'aasoi ger Agent, Mil
waukee, Yi u. .
X lrls'Larvau Tftsb ta
Cassimeres aft SdiliBft,
an4 Finest Textoresla
applicants ta thsM
Orrica N. 2fit Second street,
llamphia. Tenn.,
Offer far sale the tollowint choice property,
termi on which will bs mad known at their
Mo. 85 Madison Street Elegant saw two
story brick residence, lot 37Sxl48i feat. m
southeast corner of Madison street and n(4
alley east of Thiid street. Eirht laiia
rooms and all modern improvements. Rental
value. I1U0 per month.
rnee, rnw.
Country Home Well improved, eleven
acres land, house of six rooms, necessary
outhouses, orchard, splendid well, beautiful
lawn and forest irrove in front of house ; new
macadam road about completed tothe oity;
on north side of Union avenue, VA miles
easeef the city.
nice, aioui.
No. ST5 Beale Street Two-story frame
residence, lot 40x148 feet, ten larire rooms, ia
good repair. Rental value, S4U per month.
rrice. stow.
No. 220 Wellington Street Two-storv
frame residence, opposite W. D. Bethetl
residence, eight moms, in first-class condi
tion and conveniently arranged; lot 40x175
A very desirable house, corner of Alabama
street and Thornton avenue, east of and ad
joining tbe Wetter place Two-story Irarae
remuence. nine rooms, in gooa repair, two
large cisterns i lot equal to about an acre at
rrice. duu.
Double-Tenement Frame one-story Housa
Nos. 378 and 380 Vance street; seven rooms
each, in good repair ; lot 00x148 feet. Rental
yalue. 155 per month.
rriomt eoouu, ur ewfuu tor euner wnvDitiii.
The McOmber Place North sideof Fraiier
between Wellington and Lauderdale streets ;
house of eight rooms, in good repair; lot
00x200 feet.
An Elegant Adams Street Residence Near
Manaisaa atraet.
Price, 112.000.
No. 333 Jefferson Street, between Lauder
dale and Orleans streets Two-story frame
re idenoe. ten rooms, in good repair, all mod
ern improvements; lot 37x148 feet. Rental
yalue, 135 per month.
Prion. $3500.
Four New Cotuges Nos. 172, 174, 176 and
178 Orleans street between Madison and
Monroe st eets, three rooms each ; - lot 40x100
feet; very desirable fur mechanics. Rental
value, $15 each.
Price, 11000 each.
No. 71 Calhoun Street, near Main Frame
eottage, five noma, built last year. Rental
value, 20 per month.
Price, 12500.
Lot SS, on west aide of Auction Square.
35x75 feet.
Price, 11000.
Lot 160, on south aide of Auction Square.
37x75 leet.
Price, $900.
South half of lot on west side Second
street, between Overton and Concord streets,
37x148 feet, with small heuse.
Price, 91000.
Lot 7, in block 13, on west side of Shelby
treet, between Linden and Pontoioc streets,'
60x200 feet. This lot fronts oa Shelby and
Clinton streets.
Price, $3200.
No 9 Howard's row, or Union street, 25x100
feet, three-story brick storehouse, in good
repair. Rental value, f"0 per month.
Price, r50O.
100 lots, each having a front of 60 feet by
a depth of 170 feet, fronting on Calhoun.
Clay, Webster and Georgia streets.
Price. 115 to f SO per front foot.
50 Lots, 00x150 feet each, fronting on Saf
farant, Looney.Ewing aud Manassas streets,
in Ninth Ward.
Price, $5 to $10 per front foot.
Lot' 144, oa west side of Main street, 74x148
feet, between Winchester and Market
Itreeti. W ill be sold ata bargain.
Lot 456, southwest corner of Second and
Sycamore streets, 148x148 feet.
Price, $1 40.1.
Lot 396. northeast corner of Overton and
Third streets, 148x148 feet.
Price, $2700.
Storehouse In Jefferson block, No. 229
Second street, one of the finest buildings ia
the city; four stories, iron front; 24x148 feet.
Renti for $135 per month.
Prioe $13,500.
Store 155 Beale street, lot 21x75 feet, two
doors east from southeast oeroer ot Beale
and Desoto streets, two-story brick house
with hall above. Rental value $35 per month.
Prioe, $.4000.
Dwelling-house No. 451 Pontotos street:
has 8 rooms in good repair. Rental value
$35 per month. Lot 31x121.
Price, $2801.
Dwelling-house south side Carolina street,
first block east of Main street; 4 rooms i i d i
kitchens ; oan be used as a doublo-teaen-ent.
Rent $18 per month.
Price, $1403.
Dwelling house No. 110 Alabama e' 'et,
two-story frame; has 9 roons. Lot fjliO
feet, near corner of Hill street. Rent $27
per month.
Prioe. $2600.
Hou'e of 3 rooms, lot 50xfO feet, on north
side Broadway street, eant of Mississippi
avenue. Rent $7 per month. ,
Piico, $075.
Dniihlo-tenement dwellinr-house. No. 236
snd 248 Linden "ret. No. 248 his 9 rooms
and bouse No. 230 hn? 6 rooms in good repair.
Lot 3:4x150 feet. Rents Sin per month.
Price, SWiOO.
B'ick store-house, and rooms suitnblefor
residonre on sosond floor. No. 101 llcale
streot, 25x2) feet. Rent $.45 per month.
Hood stand for retail grocery store.
Price, $1.-00.
50 Beautiful Building Lots, of one and two
acres each, in CUjbr ok subdivision, one
mile east of city, botwecn Union avenue and
Poplar street, at from $300 to tf)"0 per acre.
Lot 32, on southwest corner of Adams and
Manassas streets, 60x150 teet.
Price, $40 per foot.
Lots on Baas avenue, in Dawson stilidi
vision, at $.'5 per foot; and lot on Jefferson)
street, corner of Manassss, at. $25 per fool(
and in various other parts of the citv.
Call and examine our lists. We offer some
special bargains, and will take pleasure is
showing property to parties wanting to but
either for building purpose or as invest
ments. Title perlect. Abstracts furnished
when requested.
244 Pecond street.
NowrUp.li.asjtrat'tl OmIhW lfflt
nneat ew prints, now raadv.
rapreMnta ovar Now. Orisi
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LaaiilaM1 VnliV TlAM Wat aVa
Fines OooU and Lommt
PrioM OnaruUftd. GhLaIcsb
trm PonUaii4o. hp ptaiaT
No. 5954, R. D.-Chancery Court of Shelby
iuunij Memei r.iroa vs. i,etttia A. Lind
say et al.
BY virtue of an Interlocutory decree for
sale, entered in the ahnv nan. nn th
9th day of April, 1886, M. B. 52. page 24)4,
i win eeu, at puono auction, to tne nignest
bidder, in front of the Clerk m.nA Mn.fMp'B
office. Court-house of Shelby county, Mem
phis, Tenn., on
Balnrelax, slaw IS, 18SS.
withta legal hours, the following described
property, situated in:Shelby county, Tenn..
Lota 9. 10, 11 and 12, lying in tha Four
teenth Civil District of Shelby county, south
of and near the city ot Memphis. Lots S
and 10, fronting on the went sideof Seventh
street, eaeh 74 S feet, and runuing back west
215 feet between parallel lines to an alley;
and iota 11 and 12, fronting each 74'i feet oa
theeat side of Eighth street, as extended,
r.nd unning bark east, between parallel
lines, 215 feet to the same alley, r-aid lose
bainr houmied on the north by a lot marked
i Williamsons . last map ot meniptite
Holmes Luuimins's 2'i no.." aod on the
south ty faid Iota 0 aud 10; and raid lots t
and In beitm sounded on the south bv le a
marked on said v illiaiuson's map lots J
and ;4t4 respectively.
Terms ot tale One-third P.) ash: bsa-
anee ia six aad nine n ouths; notes, benriir
inteicst from date -f raie, with good Jrp
eurity, required, and lien retained to socura
same. This Arril 4, 18-4.
fc I. elruuvt fcLL,, uerrc and Matter.
By II. F. Waljli. U. C. and M.
(.'. W. lleUkelk, solieitor.
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