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TCESDAY, I Jl'SE 1, 1886.
The prosperity of Memphis is phe
nomenal tie wocilt r tf the Rjuth.
Trade is flourishiDg nd popah
Uon increaairg with marve'oas ra
pidity. Destructive epidemics end a
debt which threatened the coDfisca
tion of the Uxible properly paralyzed
the energies of ourpiople and crushed
out all ambilion. Bat the financial
condition of the city no longer
threatens us, and will soin carne
to be a burden to the people. Ths
city is in good sanitary condition
and everybody is sanguine in the be
lief that epidemics will be relics of the
put. These facta have inspired confi
dence; onr sspira'.lons have grown
larger and the faith that Mem
phis is des'.inid to become a large
emporium, ranking with the largest
cities cf the United Ktates, is gen
eral. Many are the forces at work
for the opbuilding of a mighty city.
There is no longer any doubt of tbo
destiny ihat aw its us. Since the te
fom in municipal nflniri", the adjust
ment tf tLe city debt and the provis
ions made aiurjtit epidemics, other
cities have striven in vain tJ accom
pliah a tithe of that which has come
to us almott withiot an effort. Rail
roads have reached Membis a'most
before the people knew that they were
in procesi of construction. There are
now more roads concentrating in
Memphis than the inont Rangnine as to
its future ever predicted or expected,
and she in making mpid s lides in
business aad population, and wil
soon prespnt the moat opulent
and busiest hives of human
industry In the Mifs'sslppl Valley.
A magnificent future certainly lies
bead. For years Iho building of a
bridge ncrofs the Mi-teifsippl river hen
been to'qfilderad cli'mara emanating
from the brain cf enthusiasts. But
everybody now sees aod feels and
knows that such a gtand ructure
will scon span the river at this point.
8unday evening last several tromincnt
citiaeni stood on the bluff and raptu
rously described the appearance of
the bridge that would reach from Fort
ricioring to the terminus of the Kan
sas Ci'y railroad, in the neat future.
The imprfgilon obtains that as the
Mississippi river descend i to the Gulf,
In the same proportion will be the ex
pense of constructing abridge, and that
one built bare will be a gigantic struct
ure, surpassing all others in bight,
length and cost. But this is a mistaken
ides, The Brooklyn bridge, spanning
East River fiOm New York to Brook
lyn, la 5089 feet lonp, with a clear span
of 1595 fott over Eact River. It Is
built of steel, and cost $12,000,OCO more
than a bridge at Memphis will cott
The last number of the Brooklyn
Magatin contains a long aod interest
ing article on "The World's Gieut
Bridges," from which we lcrn that
"the flnt biidgeof caetitonever erect
ed was over the Severn, about two
miles below Oolebrookdale, in Shtop
shire, Knglnnd. The second catt
iron biidge was detigned by
Thomas Paine, the famous po
litical writer, and was intended
lor America, but the specula
tors failing in tbo!r payments, the ma
terials were need for the conctiuction
of the beantiful briilgo over the river
Wear, at Bishops, Wearinouth, in the
county of Duibam, England. South
wark biidge, Loudon, is constructed
of iron. Ita length is 700 fie',
and ita cost was 800,000. It
was opened in 1819, The tflacklrisrg
bridge is 1000 feet long, and coat JC:!00,.
000. Waterloo bridge la considered
the flnett in the world. Canova, the
sculptor, said it was alone woith a
journey from Rome to London to Bee
it. The cost was 1,000,000. Charing
, Cross is the next bridge on
the Thames. It is used by a railway
company. Westminster bridge Is
1220 feet long, and ccst 400,000. Lam
beth bridge is 740 feet, and cost 100,
000. Vauxhnll bridge is 810 feet long.
The firat wire luspension bridge was
erected at Frcilburg, 8witzrland, and
bangs 300 feet in the air over a deep
chasm. Cheleea Chain suspension
bridge is 022 feet long, forty-five feet
wide, and cost 75,000. Hammersmith
suspension bridge is 841 feet long,
thiity-two feet wide, and cost 75,000.
Suspension bridges, although heid by
some persons to be of modern inven
tion, or derived from the rope bridges
of South America and tbo East Indies,
were in use in Europe in tbe time of
Scamoxai, early in the seventeenth
century. One of the most remarkable
suspension bridges in existence is that
constructed by Mr. Telford over the
Menai Strait, between the Isle of An
lilesea and Ca naroonshlre, in Wales.
It was finished in 1825. In the Unit
ed States tbere are a number of these
bridgea; one over tbe Meirimac, at
Kewbnrjpoit, measures 244 feet. That
over the Brandywine, at Wilmington,
is 145 feet; that at Brownsville, over
the Monongahela, measuring 120
feet. The Wheeling suspension
bridge baa a span of 1010 feet,
Boebling'e railroad snspemion bridge,
at Niagara, has a span 821 feet, with i
deflection of 59 feet; ita roadway it
250 feet above the line of the stream
The bridge at Cincinnati is 2,220 feet
long, with a clear span of 1,067 feet.
The Point bridge at Pittsboig is 1345
feet. The highest bridge in existence
at the present day is the Garabit Via
duct, on the railway connecting Mar
sei'lts with Neusjargu.ee, (France), the
hiqht from the water level being 4C0
feet. Its total length is 1852 foot
Among the inoet celebrated bridges
built eubatqueot to the fall of the
It man Empire, are those of tho
Moors in gpaio, who imitated and ri
valed the best construction of the Ro
mans. The Bridge of Cordova, over
the Guada'quivir is an eminent exam
ple of their succes?. The bridge over
the Rhone, at Avignon, is one of the
most ancient bridges of modern En
rope. It waa commenced in 1 176, the
same year that London bridge was
itarted, and finished in 1178." It will
be seen from theee facts that there are
many bridgea surpassing in length
and coat the proposed structure t
Memphis. A bridge Is indrpsn
rab'e to the great commercial inter
ests of the country. The superior
nitnral advantages which Metnptvs
poesetsesasa railroad and commer
cial renter mutt be eupp'emented by
a bridge eranning the Mississippi
Gen. Neltleton is at the Leal of this
great enterprise, and his tame, a
tower of strength to anything he un
der akei, inspires confidence. A
bridge at Memphis will be another
foundation on whhh will be built a
grand metropolis, an earnest and
promise of that destiny who-e dawn
is to brightly breaking on our view.
CiaOBoa Imks, a prominent colored
school teacher, says tho Philadelphia
lime, hot) entereil the political field
in Pennsylvania as a candidnte for
the office of Lieutenant Governor,
and proposes to make it "a fight to
a finish." This independent action
on the part of Mr. lines lias been
rendered necessary, it is explained, by
the fa t that the Republican machine
in that State "has got too far on in
tho selection of its candidates to call
a halt for the purpose! of taking a col
ored brother on boa'd," and the
declaration is expressly made that "if
ever the colored voter is to command
recognition in Pennsylvania he must
appreciate himself, and go to the
front with his colors Hying." Mr.
lines is right. It is time the pledged
faith of tho It 'publicans was tested
by tho negroes of the Northern
States, who have been carefully aod
Btmliously slighted ever si nee emanci
pation, lines cannot bo elected but
he can defeat the Republican ticket,
the negro voto of Pennsylvania being
soiuetbing mora than the InHt leportud
Republican majority.
Fboh the Cincinnati Price Current,
which publishes late reports from all
the western and northwestern Statec,
we loirn that winter wheat is in gen
erally good shape and will bo ready
for harvesting curlier than usual. In
portions of tho spring wheat regions
there ara some complaints of drouth,
but no serious drawback has yet re
sulted. Various sections report more
or lo:s of tly and chinch bugs in
wheat, and in some localities a thin
stand, but the general average promise
is good for the winter crop. The out
look for spring wheat is generally
good, with indications of a small acre
age. The corn crop is generally a
little late, having boen delayed by
rains, while in various localities
replanting has been requisite
to a considerable extent; but the
avenge promise is goad, end acreage
fil l. The oats crop is reported favor
ably throughout.
Tiia Lowell bankrupt bill, which
lias been so long before Congress,
should be pa'sed this session. All
the great commercial bodies of the
country hnvo petitioned for it, and tho
people generally demand it. As our
VickBburg contemporary,'tho Herald,
puts it, it is needed as a protection to
cred torr, it is needed as a relief to
overburdened debtors, whose every
effort is hampered by the load they
are carrying. Under our present
State bias a dishonest man can incur
large liabilities, dispose of the property
for cosh, pocket tho money and his
creditors cannot reach him. With a
bankrupt law in fore, such oppor
tunities as this would bo cut off, and
men whose instincts led them the
other way would be forced to be
measurably honcBt in their financial
Tub Van Wyck river bill will not be
heard of again this session. Still, as
the Greenville Time says, "it contains
enough harm In being reported from
a committee in which the river State
members comprise a majority j Messrs.
Cullom of Illinois, Cock roll of Mis
souri, Georgo of Mississippi and Eus is
of Lou'siana. What these gentlemen
were doing while their chairman, Van
Wyck of Nebraska, was making this
silly, or sharp, report, the Associated
Press and the specials fail to note.
It is a fine accompaniment to cons'nl
vration of the river and harbor bill,
Thus we go from bad to worso."
J ratal Memorial Nervier t Brook
Nw York, May 31. Memorial ser
vice's in honor of Gen. tirant were
held In Hanson Place M. K. church,
Brooklyn, last niirht. Toe rhutch
was dee'orate'd with Hags and flowers.
Among those attending the services
wero lien. Logan, L-oi. rred. tiraot
and w fe, Mayor Pevebre and wife of
St. Johrs, N. B., Mayor Smith and
a He oi riuiadelpliia, lien, llartranft
and staff of Pennsylvania, (in. Cat
lin and staff. Mayor Whitney of
Brooklyn and Horatio King. In the
audience were three ex Confederate
Jamih J. MiTe rkli., superintendent
stone department new Capitol at Al
bany, A. T., writes: "315 Lsrk street,
June 25, 1S85. I have been using All
cock's Porous Plasters on my own per
son and in my family for the last
thirty years. I deem it a matter of
duty to boar public tes imony to their
excepting nHcfulnc&i as an external
remedy. Fiacvd upon the pit of the
stomach, thev warm and tone the di
gestive organs. On the small of the
tack, they give vigor to the nervous
system, anil act as a wonderful diu
retic I think in all eases of dyspepsia
they siiouM he worn both on the back
and on the pit of the stomach. In
this wav thev net as a stimulus to the
whole rystem. 1
l.ootavllle rnnrnl,
Foundation', cellar walls and build
ngs subject to overflow should bo con
structed with Louisville Cement, It la
the standard.
The First Time It Has Ever Been
Held West of tbe Alle
f benles.
Chicago, May 31 W. J. Acler
nian, ct airman of the Finance Com
mittee having in cbarge tbe arrange
ments for tbe Triennial Convention of
the Postant Ep-'scopal Church of
the United States, bajis-u'd a circular
on the subject tithe cnmcti mm of
the Uioceseot Uhicago. TiieConven
tion will begin October 6th aid con
tinue tbies wests. Central Music
Hall has been er paired! ortheress on.
The following is f om the circular:
"Itlsthefirattmsiu the hiotory of
the American church that this bien
nial gathering of its shone, Priests
ami laymen bas been held weet of the
Allegbenics except on one ocstsicn,
when it was held in the citv of Cin
cinnati. Every diocese and mis
sionary jmisdic ion in the United
States (tixtr five in number) will ba
repress!) ted by its Bishop, and every
di.csa by four e'er cal and four lay
euu les. We bi lieve that great good
to trie church ia tliisdioctee willcjme
of this convention, as the gsil.ermg to
gether of so many of her disiin-
guitbed rcnnsiiiiauves, ana the blgn
character of their deliberation?, .will
encourage a 1 churchmen of the dio
cese ot Chicago t) better and bread, r
work lor the church, and bring more
prominently before tbe c immunity,
her claims and her influences. The
convention will fonuna ely ccsur dur
ing trie pleasantort saton ot the year.
atl'oiding opportun ties for the most
favorable luipris'lons. ice House ol
Clericaland Lay. Deputies will convene
ia Central Musical Hall. Itie House
of Bishops will occupy Apollo Hall.
The entire contingent expenses of the
convention proper must tie met by the
church of this diocese, and to this end
liberal tube cripttocs will be nrcesfary.
It is found after a careful estimate
that to defray the e expenses of tbe
nventtnn it will require toe sum of
18000. Tbe visitor, it is expected,
will be largely camd for during their
s av by tbe families of the churches,
and the committee in chaogs premise
to make the occasion as pleasant to
the delegates es thewoikto be done
will be important to tbe church.
BaptlMt aimcni.
Asiiury Park, N. J., May 31. The
annual teromn bet ire tho Bapti t
Missionary Union was preached bv
the Rev. E J. Jchns o, I). D , of
Pennsylvania, f om 1st Timothy, i. 15.
and be ore the Hoxe Mission Society
uvtue Key. r. b. iienson, v. u.. of
Ctrinego.from Joel hi. 4 The Riv. F.
iu. ia is, u. i'., oi iMiiiiiure, ann i?e
Rov. L. A. C'Ondall of New York
de'ivete i addresses before tin Publi
cation Soc'e-y on i s possibilities.
Tbe Rev. H. L. Moorehouse, D. D., cf
New York read a seven-yesr' survey
of the Hoxe Miseioray Society's
work. The report state 1 tint the
receipts for that period for all pur
poses, in individual contributiors,
were $1,692,664, aod ia legacies $209,
992; from o'her sources, $390,227.
There bos been an iocieose f 66 ler
ent. over the rereipts for ths previous
seven yews. Of this stim a lady re
siding In New York has given over
JH0.000,' J. B. II yt of Connecticut
J75.O0O, snel J. I). Kjcke'ellcr of New
York 103,00J. The number of mis
sionaries has incieasod from 281 to
669. There have been organised more
than 700 churches: over 15,000 per
soi b have bron baptized. There have
b?cn erected 467 church edifices by
the Society's aid.
Young- men' I'nrlNttan Antorinllon.
IIahhishuho, Pa., May 31. The six
teenth annual Conference of the Gen
eral Secretaries of the Young Men's
Gin It Una As o iatin will lonveno in
the hall of the Hou-e ol Representa
tives to-uoorow evening. There will
be nearly 300 delegates in attendance.
It p omises to be one of the largest
conferences ever held under their au
spice!'. The sessions will continue
daily until next SuceUy.
Formally Uerllned tbe Office.
Piiii.adkii'hia, Pa.,' May 31st. The
Rev. W. Neilson McVickar, chairman
of the committee apro nted to nttify
the Rev. Dr. Phillips Brooks of his
election as assiMant Bishop ot the
Dioceee of Pennsylvania, received a
letter from I)r Brooks to-day formally
declining the office.
At the Residence f Mr. J V. Johnson
Am Aadrra by Mrs. Her.
A lovelier and mors suitable apot
could not have been chosen lor the
farewell reception to Miss Willie
Barbee than the spacious woodland on
Poplar stieet, in which the residence
of Mr. J. C. Johneon sits and where a
large number of her friends and co
workers assembled last evening.
The grounds, among the handsom
est in the county, were brilliantly
lighted and presented from the street
a very brilliant appearance. Chairs
were placed under the spreading
branches of the trees and woon the
gnests were sssnmbled Mrs. Lide Mer
riwetber, introduced by Mr. Johnson,
mounted a platform raised near a
giant oak and made a short and well
timod address.
Mas. merriwethbr's aodrkss.
"It is known to all that the Women's
Chris ian Temperance Union took its
rise in that 'whirlwind of the Lord,'
known as the woman's crusade, which
swept over the Northern States in
1874," Mrs. Merriwetber said, "and
later in that year was crystallized into
the National Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, Its feeble following
and limited avenues of work have now
broadened into thirty-eight national
departments, each with na'ioDal, State
aod local superintendents, who all
work in harmony and by a system
atlsed plan. J. B. Gongh says it lias
done more tolid worth than all other
temperance societies combined. It bas
now over 200,0 0 membere. It bas
given Florida her local option and
Arkansas her home protection law,
by which the signatures of women
sga'nst license have the force of
billots. Prohibiten in Iowa is tbe
direct work of the Woman's Chiitian
Temp-rance Union. In every Sute
where constitutional prohibition is in
force the Woman'a Christian Temper
ance Union has been largely instru
mental in obtainirg it, and in t-vcry
State battlirg for it the mcst valiaiit
acd beet trained soldiers are those ef
the White Ribbon Army. As a test
of their worth and efficiency, no
quaitette in Ameiio are so bitterly
hated by the liquor faction as Frances
Wil ard, Mary A. Woodbridge, Mary
T. Lathrop and Judith Ellen Fos er.
Tbe work done in the legislative
branch of the educational depart
ment has been noarvelooa. In
IfKj only three Et.tes had
amended their laws so as to make
scientific temperance Initiation cox
pulsory in the public schools. To-day,
in twenty States, in ail theTerritoiies,
in the District of Colombia, in all
navy and military and Indian achools,
in all educati )cal inetitutions under
F'deral control, the law rays the pu
plsrhallbe t'ught scientifically the
etlejt of alcohol and narcotics on the
human system. When President
Cleveland signed th's bill, he handed
the pea with which he signed it to
Mrs. M. H. Hunt, tbe Na'i .nal Super
intendent c f Scientific TemDeracci In
struct on, to be kept as an heirlo imin
her family. In tbe Depart meet cf
Prison and Police Work, tbe white
ribbon g es into jtils, peni
tent iaiee, convict camps, woik
h imn into all penal, charitable and
reijiuiatory institutions. In other re
form depaitments the lowest, the mos'
squallid and deepera'e places in all
citief, are vieited. Life-saving stations
and missions of hope and help are
established, and hundreds of fallen
aod outcaet women ars thus brought
bark to usefulness and virtue. Day
nuis ries, cal ed creches (the cradle;,
are es'ab ished, where working wom
en take their babies to be cared for
during the day paying 10 cents pr
day, it able, and if nt, nothing is
asked. Two thoiifand women are re
corded on the bcoks as accredited
evargalibtj. These carry the gospel
cure to the drinking classes among
miners, lumbermen, soldierj, sailors,
railroad employes, ami many otherav
tca'iena. The National Supeiinten
duut of Hygiene reports near.y every
State and Terr t try looking up and
show ng great progress in the study of
hygiene. The SuperintendeLt of Ile
redi yhssa fine quar erly publ'sbed
by Dr. Mary Weeks Burnett of Chi
cago. She hasa'so es ablisbed a Bu
reau of Hereditary Statistics, in which
queitiots are f ormulitel and teat to
intelligent motheri of the W. O. T. U.,
to answer. Mothers' meetings are
held in which these subjects are stu
died and discuesed. The national
organ, the Timr-SignU, has tbe largest
gubfciip'ion lis", of any temperance
paper ia the world. The Woacan's
Temperinre Publication Uoue, where
the Signal is published, bai puni shed
outside of this and the German
new pipe', 13,000,000 pages of tem
perance l.t-irature w tiu tbe pas,
year, and t iis t ai been ditributed
gratuitously by tbeloial uoion?. This
publishing houre is owned in irely by
women of the Worn" n's Christian Tem
perance Union, and last year the com
pany paid up all debts and .aid a divi
dend of 4 percent. The Department of
Work Aming Foreigners bas litera
ture tia-.s'ated into all modern lan
guages, and superintendents of a'most
every nationality, The World's Wo
men s ChrB ian Temp name Unton is
an eetablithed fact. Flourishing nn
lous are at work in the Sandwich Is
lands and in Australia, and Mrs Leav
ett is now organising in Eastern coun
tries. She will be absent about three
years, and when she returns wil! have
belted the globe with the white ribbon,
and iti 1 "cue half has cot been told"
of the work of this wonderful organiza
tion, tbe largest organized body of
women ever known in all history.
in a voice choked wHi emotion. Bhe
said the was not prepared to make a
speech. Indeed, she had never made
one in her life, "I am sure I feel
urstelul to my kind friends to-night.
and spprrciats all the nice things
which have iost been ra'd of me.
But i? is so ibe world over. There
f-oems to be fome'.hing in tbe work of
tbe meuorers of the Women s Chris
tian Temp ararce Union which setters
their hearts and makes them say kind
ly things. I thank you all, and wher
evflr I may e I snail carry with me a
hi art full ot gr o 1 wishes for the Mem
phis workers in t:e temperance field."
Refrtslimonts w.iie served, ar.d after
an h urof p'enseutcou verse, farewells
were Slid and the pa ty broke up.
Miss Barbee Ihs bean President of
the local Young Ladies Christian
Temperance Union and Secretary for
Temperance Union, and a warm,
eothusiast-'c and intelligent interest ia
benevo ent work eeoerally.
Tbe Reanlt of tbe Local Opttoa Lice
rapaciAL to tbb Arriar..!
Wkst Point, Mrss., May 81. The r6
turns Irom the local option election
held In tbis county last Saturday gives
a total vote of 1082; 1360 for and 313
egiinst retail, making a Brand major
ity of 1050. The ProhibitioniBts
propose to abide the result
is remarked by several distinguished
ia their cause for the manner in
which thev fought.
Senator H. L. Burkett of this coun
ty, departed for Meridien to-day to
stump the county In favor of ilia "wet'
ticket. - .
At the election on Saturday unde
the locul option in Clay county, tbe
majority (or the sale of liquor in the
county was ten to Biz. A considerable
majority of the white votes was In
favor of tbe tale.
Tbe Denaaeratle -Jarflclal Coatvea.
tla Nam I ('HBdWlatM
laracuL to tbs arraAL.t
Kashvilli, Tenn., May SI. The
Democratic Judicial Convention( com
posed of the counties of Dnvidsnn
Wi liamson, Cheatham and. Ruiher
ford, met here to-day. The
Hon. Granville Sevdley of Murfrees
boro was nominated for Criminal
Judge, elefeating Matt. Waller; and
Moses R. Priest of Nashville for At-
tornev-General of the district com
posed of Davieson aud Rutherford
To night the Hon. W. K. McAlister
of Nashville was nominated almost
by acclamation for Circuit Judge of
liaviiison, (Jheatham ana unamson
counties. Andrew Allison detested
A. C. Merritt, the present incumbent,
for Chancellor of Davidson and ill
iamson counties. The last waa a very
bitter contest, and much bad blood
was engendered. The Hon Frank T,
Reid will be the Republican candi-
oate for Attorney-General.
Ifnt Lllile (' for (un I'lled
lar-tmtt to tii ArriiL.t
Jackson, Tenn , May 31 Thi fol
lowing 's the order of the thief Jus
tice: If Ue casesfied jrrivr to Jan
tury 1, lSSi, srs ("i spe ed ef beforj
the time the eonrt m&v fix for adjourn
ment, the court will coutiuue hesri-ig
casvs from the Shelby law docket, but
the prohabi i'y is that the court wilt
not rcMoh ctsea tiled in 1SS5. There
are seventeen cues vet to bp heard
before the first case filed in lSSo is
TO J USE 7 Til.
Disraeli on the Irish Question Re
producing the Dead Pre
mier's Speeches.
London, May 31 The land bill has
egua been pestooned. It will be
tacen up Jane 7h. Tbe Daily Nfus
reproduces speeches made by Weoia
miu D.sraeli in tbe lie use 'of Com
mons in 1844 Disraeli, in tumming up
the Irish question, eaid Ireland is
teeming with attarving ropnla ion end
suffeis from an absentee aristocracy
and alien church and the weakest ex
ecutive in the world. Th only rem
edy is revoluiion, which is prevented
by connection with powerful England.
1'herefoie England is logically in an
odions position, being the cauee of the
mieery in Ireland, ibe duty of an
Eoghubmin istotherefote effect by h!s
policy all changes which a revolution
wou'd do forcibly. That is the Irish
question in its integrity. Tbe mo
ment you have a ttrong executive, re-
itio'is equality and a lust anmin stra
ti m joa will have oider in I eland.
The Pall Mall Gazette, alluding to
tie reported crginiz.tion of an Orange
aimy, savs it in y possibly be only a
paper army," but declares at toe
same time tbat it is an ugly reminder
of possible rg'y lisVs, and urf,'es upon
the toveinaeat toe necessi v of ir-
itaat action in ord:r to be prepared
for any emergency. The Gazette re
ga'ds it as extremely doubtful whether
tie Bat'ixh army could be reli.d upon
to force Ulttar to submit to Parnell.
his received a letter s'gned by 500
Protestant residents oi Ulster in lave r
f Irish borne rule. They say that
they are convinced tbat a rative Par
liament will be conducive to prosper-
y, contentment and otxervance of
the law in Ireland. The letter has
given Mr. Gladstone much gratificat
this evening, Mr. Glads'one, replying
to a questioa by Mr. Heneage, said
that the government did cot intend
to proceed with the land purchase
bill immedia'ely after the Sicmd
reeding cf tbe home rule bill. Tbe
debate on the home rule hi 1 was re
sumed by Mr. Henry Fowler, who
spoke in tavor ot tbe measure. Lord
John Manners, Conservative, opposed
the bill.
Bnalacaa 0.ulet at London The Con
tinental Honrm.
London, May 31. During the ptst
week disceuot has been easy at 1 for
three months and 14 lor abo t. The
Stock Exchange ra e for loars nntil
the next account is 21(31. Business
on the Stock Exchange has been
quiet, but prices have been uphe'd.
There was a sharp rally in American
railroad securities. Dealings through
out the week were nume'ous at prices
generally above tbe level of New York
quo ations. Saturday there was a
8dght check, owing to tbe decline in
iNew York.
At Paris.
Paris. May 31. Business on tbe
Bourse duiiog the week was quiet lut
firm. Foreign at cks were in demand
The new loan has fallen 35c, 3 per
cent, rentes 10c and credit foncier lOTd
25s. SueaCaral Bhares alvanted 17f
and Panama 30', the latter rallying
under a report that the government
would grant the company authority
for a lottery loan. The animal report
of tbe French Canadian foncier shows
numerous appliciitiocs for loaas, Muni
toba and Ontario giving 7 l er c nr. in
tnest. The outstanding Am-rican
loars amount to $1,393,302. Toe com
Pny has doclared a dividend of 5f
50c on the 12of shard.
At Berlin.
Berlin, May 31. Bueiness rn the
Bourse has been quiet during th past
week. Tbe dealings were Pmittd, and
the vanations on prices slight.
At fraabfort.
Frankfort, May 31. Business has
been dull on the Bourse during the
week just ended. Foreign securi
ties geuera'ly show a fractional de
At AiiMterflsni.
Amsterdam, May 31. The Bourse
showed a tendency toward weakners
during the week. Little business was
Bnlldlaar af tho Ship Inland Road
PtK Iron Rates tieaeral
Rail News.
Tl e fol'owing letter, which was re
ceived yes'.erday. points to tbe belie
that tbe meeting Saturday kcew what
it waa about:
WiSHiNUTOX, 1). 0., Hay 2, 1886,
Eii. A. Keslinc, Erq., Secretary Merchanta'
axenanse, aiempmi, inn. :
Dear 8i a Inclosed herewith find
the act of the last Congress enabling a
corporation to build a budge over tbe
Miesiesippi at Memphis: a so a copy
of two bills to autboiiia two different
corporations to build bridges over the
river at the same piece. There are
Senate bills. I introdue ed a duplicate
of the bill introduced in the Senate
by Mr. Plumb in the House last Mon
day. It is my opinion that there ia
some purely speculative patriotism on
the part of tome of the gentlemen in
terested. The Kansas City people do
not care bow many o'her bills are
ptssed t o they are accorded te light
to build a bridge. Some ol the ethers
do care, and only want their bill
ptssed. What we need for our great
and growing interes' is a br dge over
tee river, and we ought not to ais-
couragstnot e who real y desire to build
one, mere; v to ma ny a tew speculator",
I for one will not con wl t to be made
a roartv to any such scheme bv my
action hfre or elsewhere. Your friends
and mine of the Exchanges of Mem
phis aiq on the ground and can deter
mine batter than I can wbat is beet to
be dona. I think you had better lay
these mate:s before tbe Excbange, to
wbun you telonur. and reauest Mr.
Hotter to do the same. Show him
th'sle ter. Probably a joint meeting
would ba best. Take acton at once,
and firward piompt'y the reeult to
ms herj. The paper will in tbat era?
reach me in ample time. Yours re
spectful y, ZACU. TAYLOR
To the above letter the following re
ply was returned:
Mmthi, Tksh., May 31, 1886.
The Hon. ZhpIi TavW, Member of Collarets,
ashinaton, 10. O. :
Dear S:r Your valued favor of the
( niiiia a
CarfIKy farntea aa iacpectiaa
YsrU4 Snirlauj aaW uui
F reach aa4 Genaaa Weratcaa,
caapriaiag Uc Latest Dcsina
Gcntlemea Vcaa,
19 Samptff aai Fricca a
arm ktrvs left aaeaxare.
28th instan, ref-trring to'the bills now
beiore u on cress in rezard to rndaing t
tbe Miesisaippi river a: Memphis, re
ceived to-day.
There wes held on Saturday in this
building a general ciUzers' meeting to
discuss that question, pioinedings rt
which gar to you by ti-cwhi's mail.
The meeting was lane and compoeed
chiefly of representative men of the
city, it was their unanim na wish,
and they so expressed themselves
that the Kansas City rail Old pacple
ue auoweu 10 uuiiu ine oriuge.
wears gtad to see 'hat von r views
on tbis subject, as ex pre-sed in your
letter, are identical with those of the
meeting, and bo,oe that Congress will
at once giant them tLe authority
aaVed for, so tbat work can eon me nee
as soon as pos.ible. Very truly yrurs,
E. A. KKKLl.Nli.
Bean a In Earnest.
Thi Gu'f and Ship Island rai'rosd
is going light ahead. Work bas begun
in earnest,and thi r:ad when fiaisned
will be a very important oae.
Onward to Hot Btprlaa-s.
It was supposed for a long time that
tbe Missouri Pacific owners would ab
sorb the Memphis and Little Rock
railroad, inis scheme seems to have
failed, bnt tha Bald Knob line has
rendered it t eceeeary for thecontroll
irg elements of the Memphis and
Little Kock railroad to extend b:yood
this city toward the south
west. The completion of tbe Bald
Knob, branch will shut them out
of Ho'. Springs, thsie beirg a t affic
errangement between tbe "Diamond
Joe" narrow-gauge and the St, Louis,
Ircn Mountain and fcouttern railway.
So, to prevent being "pocketed," tbe
owners ot tbe Memphis read muBt
build to tbat point as a ba f-way home
on the road to Texas and the South
Plar Iron.
Northern iron men are in a flutter
for fear tbat the Southern railroads
will have tbe god S'nee to put the
price of carrying pig iroa down. The
thing they are afraid of is luit what
tbe roads cugbt to brine about. But
one thing is assured; it will not be
done until the North and South roads
are harmonized in tbeir management
or consolidated.
At tbe Gayoso Hotel Last Night
A Brilliant Proarramme Bril
liantly Rendered.
The wayfaring man who, led by the
sounds of music, would have peeped
into the spacious ball room of tbe
Gayoeo Ho.el last night at 8 o'clock,
would have rubbed his eyes and won
dercd by what magician's epell he hud
been transferred to faiy land. For
there was Pack ti t ing airily about
with fleecy wings undu'a:ing on
the evening air. while numberle-s lit
tie sprites in gauzy attire danced
meirily about, tbeir tiny 'fet barely
touching the polished floor. Veritable
fairies iu all that the name implies
wete there ia scores, and it was only
the conspicuous attitude occupied bv
the bass fiddler tbat deetryea the il
lusion and brought the diiziedepcta
tor back o the earth with a musical
thud, and cp nd hU eyes to the fact
tbat it was a Buttei fly Carnival tbat
was going cn, and tbat the participants
were the pupils ot Mrs. Florence i in
lev Moore's danriog school. The car
nival opened with a march of twenty
couples, ranging in age from twelve to
the latter figure representing the e xect
hicht of tbat little sprite and tiry dan
cer, Maggie Ferguson. A little chap,
in a blonde wig, in fl-sh-colored
tichts and green tarletan drapery,
supplemented by white wings, was
evidently tbe boss butterfly leading
all the below mentioned butteittiee
who fol'owed him in coop'ea of graded
sizes. A oce'.icai lady who was pret
ent named him Puck, but a practical
bystander identified him as the lit la
son ol a prominent citizen, ine pro-
irramme that fol'owed was tendered
with thst grace and proficiency
for which the pop. is ot mis.
Moore are nsted, and the hundreds
of delighted ladies and gentlemen
were am zed at the faultless manner
in which the little ones got thrju.h
the met intricate figures, and the
rhytbmiial movements with which
they followed the music. The gen
eral excellence of everything done
forbids individual mention. 'Ine fol
lowing is the
OnTnan TTnule PotonaiM and Highland flint
Hiuea Tucker, Wiliina, Keid, Millar and
"n.P. of Memnhtu" I'oiku O-jailrilla.ClMi
8t l'atrici'f bay ....Mi- Kifx Matter
Milium rolki....Min and Hatter lerautun
Leon Walti Clua
Kautr a ta Cour Mint Susie Rio
Pat Seul .Mita Maria lurnbull
Mnnnntta da la Conr.
Mi-eel Collier, Adami, Speed and Starke
Keeiro aim Alaoel ratter tun
MiasTurnbull and Matter Euaena Nowland
Farrinaton Polka Clati
Hihlnd Flinar.
Miimet Adami, Starke, Collier and Drake
LaSjiphide Mill Kveline Tata
New Rauuette C aia
Fo-Ko-koo-Koo-0jin.Minei Kiceand Drake
irlin tut ma-irer iranx uui
La Cracovienna Misiee Kiee and Drake
Galop Clati
Bauter a la Corde
Mimei Etarka, Collier. Drake and Speed
LaCachuca. ......Mi Marie Inrnbull
Millet Miller and Raid and Meun. 11 ill and
Hiah'and Flinr.
Mntea Rice, Turnbull and Tate
naiior Hornpipe
Maiten Hill, Turnbull, EUrke. Phelan, Ar-
rington and rurjeion
An'raaSia fiuNriitirt.
Solo Allie Stark
poio M breiyn
Solo....- - . Marie lur
t I
Vcen Aiieen
....ri.pi PI T . .
DV1 I r. nr i.ir., luniirV UlXIIir, nilPlB
Birdi Miller, Annie Head, Mary War
Leilie Drake, Khia Maiie,, Mapfie F
ton, ueriuonie levy, nnice lorake, 1
Cullirr, Dniiy Adami, Bettie Wemlel, N
anil Vnlrrip K-irringt'-n .
-"iievei pain, id? digestion, and tone
the fyateui. Mrs. W. A. tSmiib. No.
bhelby street, Memrhii, lenn., says her h
band was cured of rheumatism liter tryi
many other remedies without aid
inuui a BUBTOKXjTJ
af kit Lift Tresh aa4
i Stack af aEs
Caanaerea aW SaitinjT,
aaa Finest Textares ta
appBfarl to taaas
Trnlna Will Leave aa Follow:
10:10a.m. 11:05 a.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:io p.m.
3:00 p m. 6:00 p.m.
4 .-0 p.m. 9:10 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
mw Tickets on tale -t Depot. Ticket for
th Round Trip. 25 CUNTS. Purchase tick
ets before letting on train and tare money.
neiiitnuui Muaio, t uning ana nowing on
tbe Lake.
A. J. KNAPP, Gen. Pan. Af't.
- ttored to perfeot health Mrs. A. Green,
corner Vane and Walnut atreeti, Memphis.
Tenn., when ah bad chilli and fever ana
vu to weak lb could hardly wal . Sheen
tirely regained her iirengih.
Mrufhis. Time.. Mav 20. 188A.
THE partnerih p h-retoore exiiting be
tween A. B. B-rtholomew and Wm. Q.
Allen it tbis day dissolved by mutual eon
tent, Mr. Bartholomew atiuming all obliga
tion! ana Dentins to ant-.
In retiring from the above firm 1 would-
take thii opportunity of thanking in no
stinted terms my many friendt for past fa
vors, and ask a continuance of tarn to my
partner of twenty jean. WM Q. ALLEN.
The new firm U now chanted to
IIH KrHoumm Kimiimiro
Stiike the Iron While It's Hot.
In order to move onr immense atook we
make the following oner:
Good Straw Hats at .25c, 35e. 50o and TSe
Ex ra Fin Straw Hatt ai....il, tl 25, II 60, ta
Small Straw Bonnets, all colors. 50o
txtra Wide Brim llats. for country ...2
Beantiful Rosea, all colors, per dosan.
... 6o
Violet, per dosen
Buttercnpt, per dosen
Carnation Pinks, per d sen
Hiiegani iuncne- oi riowera
V . . Vlnm Hnn.ll.1 nf Vlnnn
Impirted Frenob Plonen from- 0)1 to t&
Ukiricn a i pa es in DunrD) lor . soo
Fruits, Leaves. Stem, all kinds of ma
terial to make Artifioial Flowers.
Bridal and Mourning Onlflls
The Finest Assortment of DOLLS In the city.
II ata Bcnhnped, t'enthrra Cleaned,
nyt.il Mild t'nrlrd.
GOLDEN HAIR WASH by the imal) or
large quantity.
We Make a Spednltj Af Millinery,
Employing the best hands in the city, give
our whol attention to it, and wadetycom
petition in that, line
817 and 8 19 A?Sf. L0UISr
N. Second St.f fe .MI8solRI.,
Mississippi &T( nne isee R.R. Co.
Stoekboldera' Jleetlne;.
MiupHia, Tkn , May 12, IWk
THE President and Direotora of tbe Mis
sittippi and Tenneifee Railroad Com
pany, in accordance with section 15 of the
charter of aid Company, hereby call a gen
eral meet ng of the ito-kbnidere in thii Com
pany, to be held in the office of the Compa
ny, in Memphis, Tenn., -n eUneaday,
the aoih day orjunr, 1H6. for the pur
pole of contioerlng and acting on the con
tracts authorized by this Board on the 11th
day of May, lttsG: As to a Union Pasienger
Depot, ss to Track on Hirer Front in Mev
p ill, as to Gravel and ns of Terminal Fa
cilities ot this Company.
By order of the President and Board ol
Directors. . ,
6. H. LAMB, 6oreta,ry
Unal)rifl-efl Dictionary.'
'a library IN ITSELF '
The Latest Includes a Pronouncing
w oi me worm, oyer 2fi,000
mm mm mum, nmcntpnicai Ulolionarv. 97(K
In lte Tocabulary, being .1000 more than found in
any other American Dictionary. Comca with or
without Patent Index. "Invaluable in every
School and at every Fireside."
G.eS C. HERRI All CO., Pnb'rs.Springneld, Mass,
AdminUtrator's Notice.
Office Pub ic Administrator. Shelby county
Cnurthuu-e, Memphis, Tenn., May 3. 18X6.
TUK undersigned hiving been appointed
and qualified adminiatrator of the estate
ot J. 11. r-uttall, deceased, notice ia hereby
given to all pertona inde- ted to said estate
to com forward and if tile; and to t hot ne
wborn said ettat is iadebted, to file tbek
elaiuis with me, duly probated, within the
time preicibed by law. or the tame will be
forever barred. JOHN LOAGUE.
Publ io Adminittrato.'.
Sealed Proposals.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at
the I'briiiian Brothem' Co'l-ae until
THIjKSDAY NO. N. Jl(lE 3. lm, for the
election of additional buildings, according
to t'lans and t educations to be leen at the
College. Bids mui' ifeci-y separately the
rrorosition lor Kicavation, Brics-work.
Carpentry, ("la.-fiMind, hlc. Tbe ids will
be tubmitted to the judgment of throe ex
pert businei- men. whole eiierienre in the
matter of -rice. lbor and quality of build
ing ciiystcure moi-t advantageous reiultt.
Hiubt reiervo i to ruject any and all bids.
Bond reouirei of lucreittn1 bidder-
ened Mr. K. M. Thompaon. 316MadieoB
street. Memphia, Tenn., wnta feeling weak
and in need of a tonic, and wonderfully im- -proved

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