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ira eoNuKEu pastor of the
Ta )me With Us as to the Ir
rwraacllable Attitude or it
Ctivreh Taward Erolotloa.
" Y th IdtVM-s of th Appeal I
In ewannenting, upon th recent
'actien ' the director! in removing
Prof. Woodrow from his chair in the
Cnmberlaud Seminary, the Appeal
took ocasioa to remark that the
itep was rendered necessary in order
to sphold (ho I'resbyterian creed.
It ta?s: "We are constrained to ad
sit that the church (i. e. as rcpre
icstod by the director) has boon
oonsiBtent in its courso. It could
not son sent t en the diluted evo
lution ol Dr. Woodrow without en
dangering the 'nohcnio of salvation.'
The Tresbytorian Charon
5c right in condemning the doctor's
theory, which is also repudiated by
"coienet." That is, the three groat
doctrines of the immortality or the
''ol the fall in Adam, acd, by
"tccpMnry oonxeqaeDce, redumption
",in Christ, are one and all swept away
by evolution, "ven the dilatoil1' form
- ot it proposed by I'rot. M oodrow.
Now.'of coarso no believer in froo
speech an fiestion the lull right
ol the Appiai. to express its honest
opinions a poti ourrent events. And
oneiaast admire both the candor
and the kindness with 'which it
peaks its mind. Bat, this being
granted, it remains to bo Been
whether the portion taken by the
Appbal in Justified by the facts of
the oase. And upon thin point I bog
leave to submit a few 'suggestions.
In dot or so I shall avoid a formal,
technical discussion of "Kvolution
in its soientifio or theological rela
tions as hoing uasuitod to a newspo
perartkile, limiting mysolf to oortain
general considerations which may
serve to throw liirht on the matter.
1, And. first. I obscrvo that tho
Appbal's position would tend, if
once made good, to place many ol our
greatest theologians in a dilemma as
I regards their eiiuroh and ita creed.
'Among these I mention Dr. Flint.
. proiuftaiir uivimiy in mo crcatcm
, of rrcubyterian schools, the Univer
sity of Mdiuburgh; l'rof. Henry
' Drinmond, of tho University tf
Glasgow (I'reribytorian); lr. Mc
Coad, president of l'rinoeton College,
e i .1 . i. .
, I, .....la.l lnahlti.inn i I I i
VMV ,.WW0U . . ni ill mil u v 11 1 1 1 J II
America, and tho Into l'rof. A. A.
J lodge, of Princeton Seminary.
fs'ono of these eminent men has, ho
far as I know, sooeptcd evolution as
a scicntilio trut h, savo 1 rot. J'rum
mond. who. hi his fttmous book.
Natural Jm in tho iSpiriti.nl World,
openly assumes t hat evolution is an
OHLaUiHUed truth. But I'rot. Drum
mond, like Dr. Woodrow, is a sci
entist as well as a theologiun, and
therofore is more oompotont tospeak
OD dciuuliiia sulijeots. And,
bcNidos. tho Seottinh neriodi-
cals announeod that Drummond's
election to s uliair in tho Presby
terian llnivor.fily was duo to tho pro
found iranromion nmdo upon tho
minds of leading men in tlftohureh
by that roluuie of his which hits car
ried his name into tens of thousands
of Christian households. 1'erlianM I
ouirVit in TlinlfA I1f MntVbtl slun an
' exseption, ior I feel sure that tho
liaprcssion nmdo upon intoliigent
readers hy Inn treatment ol evolution
is that ho admits that there is afjrcat
deal of truth iu it. As I am writing
these linos Dr. MoCosh's nrtie.lo in
rA Srhaff-llerznn Encyelonrdui of
Roligiou KnowlcJtjti lies boi'oro mo,
lully loonti rumig this opinion. Jtut
Just how far tho Doctor would apply
the dnotrino in its theological rela
tions lie docs not say distinctly. Dr.
A. A. Hodge, whoso lamented death
ooourrcd lust month, has recently
said, I bclicvo, through the Appeal
that he rejects evolution in all
iU forms as a soientifio truth,
r at leant , in any ap
plication to Adam's body. So be it.
Tot Dr. Hodge, like Dr. Flint, is
down on tho record as maintaining
in tho l.-t edition of his Outline
on heoloqy tho fur nioro impor
tant proposition that betwivn "Thrit
tic Evolution" and Theology tfre it
no antagmwn, that is. suoh forms,
or suoh a form ol evolution would
not, if once proved, intorlero in tho
least with guuli fuudauinntnl doc
trines of our erocd as man's immor
tality, the full in Adam nud redenip-'
tion in Christ. I cuy theno facts aro
well known to all who keep up with
ttlA Plltroilf Iit.r'il Hfrt f llm Ph... I...
terian ohiirch iu thin country arid
Europe. And, consequently, if tho
Arra.M. can iiinko good its position
that the Presbyterian Church was
necessitated to have Prof. Woodrow
removed, beciu?c ho had announced
certain form of Thcistio livolution
as "probably true," and as applica
ble to tho modo in which creative
.power may have ohwen to pro-
uuuo auuui b uouy, men n JUUOCS,
among many othorH of less note,
these eminent theologians ana
thinkers of our time iu tho dilemma
of not being able to see the alleged
aotaganism between evolution
"Theiatio Kvolution " nf n.mra
and the oreed of their churoh, of
wfcioh oreed they are regarded as the
moft illustrious exponents of de
le mi cr..
Moroovor, among Dr. Woodrow's
opponenls in our own braueh of tho
church there ore not wauting those
who, advocating his removal on cer
tain grounds, yet hold that his views
oy no means involve antagonism
with doetriues fundamental to our
oreed. 1 was present aud heard Dr.
Girardeau's speech before the Synod
of South Carolina in 1HH4, which I
believe w oommonly considered by
those of his side as tho strongest
effort put forth against Dr. Wood
row. In that speech Dr. Uirardeau
said: "This is not a question of
heresy. If it were I would ba con
strained to take my stand besido
Dr. Woodrow aud to defond him
against such an aocusatimi ;"
or words of exactly that import,
Now, everybody must know that if
Dr. Girardeau, after five or six
nontfca of close study of Dr. Wood
row's famous address, could say, as
he ocrtaiuly did. " Thit i$ not a qurt
tion ofjvreiy," he surely meant that
Prof. Woodrow's views did not, di
rectly or indiroolly, involve the doc
trines of Ui immortality of the soul,
Adaaa's full and the "scheme of sal
vation." He wished Dr. Woodrow
removed from the seminary, but not
OS the ground of heresy.
Ia another article I shall, if al
lowed space to do so, show the euri
ons dilemma in which the Appeal's
position involves some oftho
eadiaf lights of soionee. I
do not advocate any form of
eTolatien, nor have I acofatad
any farm of it as aa established
truth, considered aoientiiaally or
theologically, for this reason, among
others, that I have net Bad the
leisure in wUoh to examine with
tnfnoieat care the evidence for it
and against it. My chief interest in
the qaestion ia not whether the
opinion be hrne or srraneons, but a
fear, based upon the history of the
past, lest the ehuroh whioh I love
shall ds twe evils. First, that she
will in her Waste say things whioh
she be compelled to take back, whilo
the world langhs aud disbelief re
joices ever Lor; and secondly, that
in saylog theso things, wwcinarily
saying them, she will drive from her
sanctuaries, and. from iier Lord and
Saviour menabrs, especially among
her educated young people, of those
to whom she wroacbea and for whom
she prays. w. n. nonr.fi.
WiSiUNGTON. December 18.
Commisnioner Colman, of tho De
partment of Agriculture, has re
ceived the following telegram from
his agent at Dallas, Tex., relative to
tho recent outbreak of the cattlo dis
easo in that State: ''We have thor
oughly examined all oases reported
to us of cattle having been diseased
or now suffering from disease snd
belonging to various parlios in this
locality. In Mr. Dettorson's herd
we find the remaining throe of
i - i j ...: c A ..
original lix nmu suuuriaif irum tu
berculosis. We killed the one most
diseased, and found the left lung, es
peeially the vaiddlo lobe, extensively
ana unnuin.aii.auiy auucieu wim iu
berculosis in allHtages of , develop
ment; besides tho nesentrio glands
were tuberculous; liver healthy,
snlccs sliifhilr enlarged, abnormallv
of dark bfnoish tinge; right kidney
slightly congested. Of the thirty
one unregistered Jorseys broimht
here six hare died and one killed.
Seven of tho twelve examined wcro
aflootei with toboroulosis. We have
seon ds evidence of contagious plou
ro pneumonia."
B tar bial I Nrnsntisii.
PiTTsnono, Pa., Dooombor 18.
President Nimick and tho directors
of tho Pittsburg liaaeball Club make
some rathor sensational disclosures
concerning tho refusal of the Anion
Ann A .jjini.llnrl it ilfl mtntlt. tTIAnf
I'ttii .ipnvia ' iwu , mw nrr ......... v
ing in New York, to return $100 to
the team acoording to agreement.
After Uurolny bad been fined $500
and suspended for ono year at the
Louisville mioting.he brought a suit
against tho association before Judgn
Stowo. Mr. Uvrno and a Now York
attorney named Wngner came- on to
this city to represent the os"Ooiution,
Dyrne having been delegated the
power to do so. Hctore the case had
progressed Tory far the assooiaUon
representatives grow shaky. They
feared deleat in tho court, and a
compromise was proposed. The
Pittsburg directors ofTored to pay a
fino of iflOO, and givo the Baltimore
Club Scott, provided Darolay's sus
pension was removed. This was
agreed to, but in order to uphold tho
diffnilv of the association, uvrno sug
gested thatho Pittsburg Club pay
JTitK) with tho noHitivo agrcomont
that tho club should be givon oredit
for 1100 on tho books. Tho oflioinli
of tho Pittsburg Club say they aro
ready to sauko an affidavit that the
positive agreement as Riven above
was entered iuto. Mr. Nimiuk also
rconivod a tolocram front Byrne say
ing ho had obtained the consent and
indorsoiuont of all tho clubs to the
screemont. The directors now say
that unless the money is returned
they will at ouco begin an action
against win aasociniion.
V'n, white f'Ut of a ninthor ol J :
llr boy't drowned body, dripplnf, oli.
Witn, wild fnco of a rao'her fo ri
Wuh Uauta; brount, and oieroy ahoref
Wtn wild fnorc, nmthnr m'h :
1 it X fur one and iqothinc eeohi
Hhuro f r die othr. aid ln art doath,
"Love on inothrr, lou cono lailh.
Rii'1i3rd S Burtimin Dteemkfr Mmvat,
The Cm Waved.
Milwaukkb, Wis., DecemWr 18
A spcoiul to tho EwninO Yicm-
tin from Two Uivors. Wis., says the
schooner Annio (). llanson, timber
laden from Frankfort for Milwau
kee, in tow of the tug Gregory, ran
ashore during a blinding snow stoi in
UDout iour nut norm oi mat piaoe,
at 7 o'clock lust cvoning. Tho tug
suceoedod iu making port and noti
fied tho Iff o saving crew of the peril
of theso on board the Hanson. I hey
imniediutely repaired to the.wrock,
and sueooedod alter sovorul attempts
in rescuing tho crew, seven in num
ber, at it o clock this morning. Tho
night w.is bitter cold and the suflcr-
ngs of tho 111 o savers and ship
wrecked seamen were iutonso. Tho
vefsel is full of water and deeply
imbedded in quicksand. She will
prolmmy provo a total loss,
Mvu nutl Women la I.lfn'n Prim
Whorlna unrafrrahad, foil languid throttkh
the d if, hare lit. la iietita, and who laeai
exhiliit a aulli w tint, are od tho th rt rout
In the aratro. Dnleaa they can effort a radio il
chatiia in their condit on 'be will utraonh
n'i nae. lnriori.t on it the only meant of
ineir imyiocai eaivatien. lon tloetetter
Ht'iiunrh Uiitera they oan lely to tarnirh
them with the etnmina, whioh ii a rerequi
eite of heH'th, and to remote that iriina
eoua of eontinned dehility, it di(tlnn and
nn aetlinilatinn f the fod. He claaa these
eaa ei ai ona.iinoe ihoy are Joint lunotioai
of one ornn, the etomitoh, ohiedy. Built tie
and rrh ihiliatod with thie enoeru raeinratlre
of vi, r. thenyMem mat lid deSinoe tome
UrU, rhrunnttiim, klr.ddur and kidney dis
ent. and ot! et maladii rrone to at'aoJc the
enfeebled. The ilittort nut enly allordi a
(esunrd aiiai at dieeaaa of a virulent tyre,
but efloo'a a ironitt rerorm in the rendition
of a drowsy or dlaotdored liver ai.d irreau
lar boveli.
rrriRhl TralnaCnllltla.
M ilwavjkf.k, Wis., Deo tuber 13.
A sjieeiul from Baraboo sUlesthat
two freight trains running at full
siued collided two milos west of
Trompealeau yesterday, demolishing
both locomotives. The train men all
lumped for their lives. Kngiueor
Ford sustaiued severe bruises, and a
brakoman was badly injured by
jumping through a caboose window.
The loss will amount to several
thousand dollars. The collision was
due to the negligence of one of the
cnninecrs, who failed to read his
Awarded UamaM.
Pt. Ix)Uis, Mo., Decembfr IS. Mrs.
Juliot Canriirgham,wbo was aerlonsly
injured some lime ao by jumping
from a street car of the Peoples' Line
v.liich was in imminent danger of col
liding with a railroad tiam at the
Fourth and Pop'ar ttroet erosping, was
today awar.lel tho nnu ually large
sum of f25X0 damsgfa by a Jnry 'n
tho Ciirnit tnrLV-" -"-i
TTlth Some Strange People an Ttry
Impress onable Foreigners -!lw
the Smart Ones HanageL
lirroiafc ooaanrnanisoi or via arriaL,
WAsniNorOrf . December 17. The
accessibility of the President is the
wonder of every foreigner vho visits
WaahinrtOQ. 1 found aHootoh tour
ist at hia katel the ether night in a
state of great disappointment because
he had net been able to see the Capi
tol and the White House as heTiad
expected. lie had gone down to the
boundaries of the Capitol grounds
when Congress was not in session
aud, as bo did not find anybody there
to givo him permission to enter, he
walked away without going inside,
for he could not think of intruding a
foot within thosonreoioots, which in
his idea must be so sacred, without a
psi-a. He thought there was some
thing wronz when he found no dra
goons on guard and no turnkey there;
but he could not think of taking ad
vantage of what ho believed must be
the temporary absence of the guard.
The idea of walking straight up
through the Capitol grounds and into
the Capitol itself and all through it
without asking any questions never
ocurred ts aim.
A member of the British House
af Commons, and aa intel igeat Irish
member at that, who catue to Wash
ington on a visit a short lime ngo,
after sittine in bia room and wonder
ing for a couple ot days how he oould
get entroo to the lizeoutive Mansion,
put the questioa to me one night ana
asked aae how it oould bo managed.
"Walk up to tho front door and pass
ia," I said. "But don't you need to
be, known or to nave a pajm no in
quired anxiously. I assured him
nothing of the kind was aocei?ary
and walked over with him. When
we came to the gate at the entranoe
totherrounds he stopped and looked
up and down as if he had m'sed
something. "Are thore no guards at
all?" ho asked. Ho had expsotcd to
find hall a dosen guardsmen in gay
military attire, with gun and baro
net, walking up and down in front ot
the rail fence to ohallcDge every
ho was bowildered ts see that all we
neoded to do was to open the door,
step innide on the fanoy tiles of a
wide vestibule, where wo met noth
ing more fbruiidablo than a young
man without military drcs, entirely
unarmed and engaged iu the harm'
less ocoupatioa of ohewing tubaooo.
If we had not opened the door for
ourselves that youiig man would have
opened the door for us and invited
us in, for he was the doorkeeper
then on duty. lCven if he had not
known cither of us he would have
shown us lreolv into the E ist Room,
where the public rcoept ions aro held
and which is by far tho largest and
most magnificent room in the Exec
utive Mansion. But after all that
is not s. iving much, for there aro
privato ballroom in Washington
that more than equal it, both
in respect to siee and ele
gance, snd tho rost of the Execu
tive Mansion would til rank above
a;eoond or third rate rrivato resi
cenoo iu the fashionable northwest
quarter. When that Irish member
of Parliament w.is oonducted up-t-tairs
to tho room where the Presi
dent's private secretary was working,
and by tho private sooretary taken
into tVe next room aud introduced
without oereiuony to tho President,
and whoo tho President as uncere
moniously dropped his pen, roso up,
gave tho visitor a warm, peinocraMo
handshake, and, folding bis arms and
crossing his legs, stood up against
the d"sk to talk to him like a plain
straightforward man of business, the
the Irish number of Parliament
could not understand it. To bo
brought suddenly iuto such close
ooutact with what he had regarded
as so distant and iuuooc.jsible as
tounded him. At every door, at
every turn, he waited for something
whioh did not appear, whioh did not
hsppon. lie was outirely unpro
parod (or the ' audience whioh ckiuo
to him so suddenly. If ha hud an
ticipated it he. would havo given
somo study to olliciul titles aud pro
per forms of addrost, but he was
taken unawares.
When the interview was ovor and
he had rcoovered his bro.ithing pow
ers, he remarked thst "your form of
g )verumout is wonderfully simple."
To somo very careful aud apprc
hintive people
might seem to he loo much exposed.
Day and night tho front gates of the
Wbito House grounds are ,ilo open
and tho winding path up to the uiau
sion unimpeded. During the day
t i in o tho gates and spreading lawns
in tho rear of the mansion are as
open and free to all, aud up to 2
o elock in tho afternoon the ground
floor of tho house, itself is open to ull
comers, and in the tourist season it
resembles a buy railroad station iu
the coustatit oot.cour.-e of people ar-
riving and departing.
But the President has an ablohodv
guard. Tho largest measure of lib
erty is giveu lroely,. but beyond that
there is no trespass. As a goneral
rule it is only tho-o who are known
to have business with the President
members of t onurees and the Cab
inet, heads of Bureaus and (Jororn
mout oflioials generally are permit
ted to see the President, and in every
case tho visitor's ourd goes to the
private secretary 6rwt, rxocpt in tho j
ease of a Cabinot Minister. He 1
walks right up to tho door ot the i
President's room and knoeks. There
IS a speoial doorkeeper there, but
the Cabinet Minister never waits for
But the common crowd who have
no pmiculsr business with the Pres
ident except to exaot the tribute of
a handshake havethoir means ot see
ing him, too. Kvory Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday afternoon at l .tO
o'clock the President walks into the
Last Boom aud shakes hands with
everybody thero, aud there generally
is a crowd. Five hundred men, wo
men and children is a lair average
attendance. Between three afu-r-
noou reuentions to the imblieand the
individual calls made upon him by
Congressmen, government officials
and peoplo on business, the President
must entertain au average of 2tHK)
people every week. Sometimes
when an tr .auizod party of excur
sionists visiilio city say a Gra'-d
Army post 'tjr a ooniti)audory,.of
Knights Templars from a distance
a i-pecial reoeptron is acoorded them
in i he East Ii.jotn. I have noticed
that no olass ot visitors expect so
much attention as these Grand Army
men when they come to Washington.
The bulk of them are gentlemanly
and as modest as any of tbeir neigh
bors, but there are odd members who
when they get on the uniform of
and a little bad .whicky in, claim
everything, and are not satisfied even
with that. I have seen three or four
of thse fellows come to the White
Honso intoxicated, an hour after the
time annointed lor a special reeep
tion to thoir corps, and pour all
manner ot vile abuse upon the aoor
keepers (who are all very civil men)
because th-y would not "produce
Mr. Orover" on the snot. boh ob
streperous visitors sometimes have
to be ejected bodily, and whenever
such a prooeis becomes neccsxary
there is always -force enough on hand
to do it.
The President's household troops
consist of halt a dozen men detailed
from the Metropolitan polioe, who
discard their uniform, and as many
more who do not belong to tho
police. This foroe is divided into
three relays; one comes on duty at 8
o clock a.m. and rcnams, till
o'clock p.m.; another, set are on duty
from 4 o clock p.m. to midnight, and
the third from o'clock to 8 o'clock
a.m. There are always at least four
ot them on the premwefl, one roamiog
the ground outside aud the others
within tho house.
Tho captain of "the President's
household troors. is Ldson B. Dins
more, a big six footer, of atblotio
build, as suave as a diplomat, but as
brave as a lion, and as keon as a long
eipirienoo on the Metropolitan po
lice could mako a born detective.
Among the other faces which are
most familiar to callers at the White
House are those of little Sergt. John
son and big Billy J hi Bois, who are
both detailed from tho Metropolitan
police; John M. Jester and the tall
Adonis of tho "household troops"
whom the President brought from
Buffalo, and Michael J. Dwyer, a
sharp little fellow with a red nius
tnchel who camo from Albany to be
President Cleveland's "man Friday."
As a rule, wherever the Pres deit
goes Dwyer goes, partly to soare off
cranks and partly to care of the bag-gsf-
When 1:30 o'clock arrives on any
Monday, Wednesday or Friday, it
finds quite a large crowd of peoplo
and among them are sure to be somo
very peculiar people. A rustic West
Virginian, with rawhide boots reach
ing up to his thigh, and a pair of dogs
to a chain, will probably bo alongside
a mother or a nurse with a screaming
bahv. Thero aro always a number of
bridal couples, for Miice Cleveland
became Presidont newly married
couples ooino to Washington by the
i i.i t-. i y .. i. .i. .
nunureu to siiuko ikiiiuh who mo
Presidont. Thero seems to be an im
pression anion.? them that it is lucky.
and there aro sure to bo a greater or
less numbcr-ot men and sometimes
women, for that part of it whose
design is to wait behind until nearly
everybody else has passed, that they
may get the car of tho Presidont for
some remarks generally with refer
ence to some cilice for themselves or
some ol their friends. Aud on special
occasions there aro special visitors.
For instance, ull tho eld habitues ex
pected that at the first public i after
noon roeoption after the President's
visit to Richmond a couple of mouths
ago, when so much was said about
Mrs. Cleveland deolimug to go,
which was attributed by some to the
fact ihat slio wanted to avoid meet
ing Miss Winnio Davis, the daughter
ol tho "Confederacy," that some
insult would bo offend to the Presi
dent hy some vengeful Virginian.
and cure ortoufjh , the avenger came,
in theper-oa of a rather good look
ing middle a,,'ed wotinn of haughty
with clocutionory effort, and when
alio was ready she announced to tho
I resident, with a cold, disdainlul
bow, that "next to tho pleasure of
being Miss Davis" her greatest
pleasure would have been to hnve
seon Mrs. Clevolnnd at Uichmond.
Hut the President has a nice way of
getting over all theso lit!L episodes.
If .1 , wM." ,
ne may never do very oriiuant,, out
he is always until ato tho oocasiom
Tho pleasant way in which he speaks
to the babies is enough to delight tho
heart of tho sternest mother. .Somo
times ho answers them in their own
baby language, to the great ttinu,o
nioiit of tho spectators. Occasion
ally a great, big, presumptuous fel
low comes forward and, grasping the
President's hand, siioutsout: "How
aro yo? How are yo?" with all tho
familiarity ut an old acquaintance
aud halt tho unnecessary vigor of a
boatswain in a storm. The Presi
dent in suoh a case never fails to
ecyre a good point and make a laugh
ing stock ot the otlender hy mimick
ing his manlier as imioh us good
taste and good humor will permit.
Tho President generally addresses
back "How arc ye? How are ye?"
with almost as good a swagger as the
visitor shows.
Few can excel hiin in the warmth
of a sympathetic greeting and a
cordial handshake. He genorally
pays tho caller in his own coin. To
tho silent one who shakes tho Prcsi-.
detitial hand with profound respoct,
he is silent and respcotful; with the
joker he will exchange jokes, and in
respouso to every remark he has
somothiug appropriate to say. The
majority of visitors pass along in
silence, shaking the President's hand
very timidly,. Some of these gaze
at the carpet as they pass along.
with mouth open and eyes dilating
with uncommon enthusiasm and face
Uumiuatcd with au ccsta'io smile.
When they como up close to him
they involuntarily stop and would
annarcntlv stand still in silent ad
miration aud awe for the remainder
ot their lives, but a prod in the back
brings back tho consciousness that
there is a long Hue sf visitors bo
hind, aud that the procession must
move on. Those ccstatio gazers
generally stumble as they advance in
response to a prod in the back, and
whoa they pass along it is backward
they travel, with their eyes still
Cxod on tho Presidential cynosure,
as the eyes of a full laee picture
on a wall will follow jou in your
movements all over the room. The
avcrago greeting is : "Glad te see
you, sir." It is only one mun in a
sooro who has any speoial remark to
mako. 'carly every caller has pre
DECEMBER 19. 1886.
pared something in advance, bat
when he oomes to the scratch is gen
erally silent.
The bearing of the President on
these occasions resembles that of a
man taking aim and preparing to Ere
a gun, his head leaning over bia
right shoulder. Like the New York
er, the Kentucky man has always
something to say about bis Stats,
such as: "You have the heart of
Kentucky; here's the hand of a
Kentucky man." The Californian
seems to think he has a grievance in
the fact that the White House is so
far East. "You must come and see
us, Mr. President. We want to see
you out our way and will give you a
good time," he generally remarks.
To which the President replies, as
he advances his eagle tae to the
next in lin: "You're very kind.
Oh, yes; I'll be with you," and he
smiles blandly. Occasionally
with a ragged face and chin beard
comes along and makes some remark
about having been "a delegate to
thn convention." or. as hai pened
yesterday, mutters something about
a second term, and accompanies
the remark with a nod snd a wiuk
which would havo him kicked out of
any private parlor. The Southern
visitors are generally the most
reverential. 1 he J outsiana people
bow profusely like Frenchmen, but
have the good sense to make no re
marks. "God bless you, Mr. Presi
dent," was the fervent and cliarao-
teristio greeting yesterday of an old
North Caroli a man. And this man
of middle ago, address unknown,
with more than average audacity,
and a desire to be distinguished,
shook the r residents hand warmly,
aud, as he did so, observed: "This
must be very tiresome. Mr. Presi
dent." The President admitted that
it was. There was a woman from
Chicago in the line, a plump, buxom
woman, of aggressive mien, and with
strong mindedness marked in her
face, and as she approached the
l'resident she singled berselt troiu
the rest of her companions, with a
'sUud aside-pleaso" air, and when
she had oleared the arena she posed
and this is what fhe said: "Now
take a good look at me, Mr. Presi
dent; don't forget me; I want you to
remember me when you see me again,
tor 1 11 be looking tor an oltice some
of these days." Her boldness did
not create the favorable effect she
doubtless anticipated, for the Presi
dent did not even smile at her; he
allowed her to pass on unheeded and
extended Us hand to the next in
A very good view of the East room
where the receptions are held is
given in the picture the great wide
door with that little semi-circle
which has been reserved for him,
with Sergt. Johnson on his right and
Uinsmore on his lelt. Ihey both
stand a little in front of the'Presi
dent and servo as guide posts be
tween which the crowd of visitors
pass one by nno in a stream. As each
shakos the rresident by the hand he
passes out. There never have been any
serious disorders at one ot these re
ceptions, but it any trouble should be
threatened Dinsmore would be nuiok
to detoct the slightest sign, and it
would not last long. At all ot these
receptions the President has a strong
bodyguard ot newspaper reporters,
who gather in the oorners behind the
arm charis which flank the door.
h roin their positioa in that nook
they get a good view ot the Various
visitors as they salute the President
in their various ways and pass alone.
If their Fcrviees as such should at
any time be neoded the President
would find no bettor bodyguard than
the newspaper reporters.
u. run.
InvitUd I'enoloaa Commute.
Washington, December 17. The
Iloute Committee on Invalid Pensions
today amalgamat d the siibati.uta for
the Blair pension bill, prepared at the
last seHtdoD, with KeprcSantative
Wcbar's bill relat.ng to the pension of
dependent parent, and instructed
Chairman Mhtsoii to report the meas
ure to the House and endeavor to se
cure its parage under a suspension of
the rules. The KUb.H'tute agreed upou
by the commi,tes differs from the
Blair bill iu this: that while the Ian
mentioned measure provided for a sys
tem of divisible p?ns'ons, ranging
ftom f4 o $ .'4, accordir gto the decree
l f drpencnce or disubil'ty of the
pension r, the couutiitteb's substitute
provides f r a uuifor.n rate of $12 for
ull hmorabiy tliscbarjoi soldiers aud
siilorsiow eutlnring from disability
wuiuh iueftrac!tn98 them lor labor to
he txtout of rendering them uuabie to
earn a support, and who are depend
ent upon their daily labor for support.
the como lUi'e s bill a'so lcclules
s Id ers and sail, ri of all wais iu
which the U.iited States hss been en-
a,a,l vtilto iYa Tllatv K:ll wai limits. I
fl. ; , , , nuiiv I ., lj a. , i. , J u i.n.i.v v.
n its bent flu to soldlera or sailors cf
the rebellion.
The second section of the bill limits
attorneys' tecs to $5 for each claim,
but confers discretionaty power cn
the Commissioners of Pecsions to al
low $10 in certain cases. It also pro
vides that no punsicn allowed under
the act shall tomxence prior to '.he
pan age. '
The bill which was incirporated in
the substitute measure provides that
in considering the peLshn claims of
dependent parents the fa :t and cause
of death, and the fact that the soldier
left no widow or minor children, hay
ins honn nlmwn as reonired by law. it
shall be necesairy only to ehow by
c . mpu'.eut and St. tncleut evidence that
such parent or parents are without
other piesent means of support than
the coi.trilmtions of others not legaliy
bound or their support.
Mo accurVe d ita as to the expendi
inrca that will bs required under the
tsraiB cf the bill was before the com
mittee, but it is eistimatjd that about
16.009". soldiers and sailors are at pres
ent either in almshouses or dependent
tor support npou chanty.
An KaiRlBtwr ! Fireman t'rnahfil
Cincinnati. 0 . December 18. Last
night as an engiua was returning to
Somerset, Ky., on the Cincinnati
Southern toad, from a freight wreck
near Sunbright. Tenn , an ax'e of the
tender broke in two and the engine
was thrown down an "mbankment.
ClirLitopher Toole, engineer, of Lud
low, Ky , and John Rhody, fireman,
of Dan vile, Ky., were crushed to
death beneath ihe engine. "
To aa XTai a a 1t Psi fn TUf A wall 1 1
A am t vfi aiv smu a waf lumnuaiii
Mich., offer to send their Celebrated
Voltaic Biltb and Electric Appli
ances on thirty days' trial to any man
afflicted with Nervous Debility, Loss of
Vitality, Manhood, etc. Diostrated
pamphlet in sealed envelope with full
particulars, mailed free. Write them
at once.
That Cannot Fall to Secort the Com
mendatlon and Indorsement
ot the Ladles.
laraeiAL ooiiisroiDiaoi or thi rrii,.l
New York, December 17. It is
not as yet midwinter, but it would
appear as if milliners had already
exhausted their ideas in headgear
for the cold weather and oouid no
longer invent new fancies to catoh
the eye of the women of fashion. The
newest conceit in this particular por
tion of woman's attire is- a turban
shape. It is made of velvet, which
may be in any of the popular dark er
neutral shades, and trimmed with
otter fur, being further garnished
with pompons ot otter and with broad
satin ribbons. In cold weather it is a
great advantage, not ody to feel
warn (though that is doubtless most
important to yourself) but to look
warm, and this particular form of
covering for the head, gives an ap
pearance of comfort, as well as
jauntiness, extremely in harmony
with the rosy cheeks and bright eyes
of beauty.
Turbans and other low shapes are
becoming very popular for wear to
the theaters, as there has been re
cently so muoh masculine comment
upon the total impracticability of
perceiving the progress of events
upon the stage through the medium
ot fifteen inches ot hat crown.
A movement is being urged not
only here in New York, but in many
large cities, to induce la lies to re
move their bonnets whilo in a place
of amusement. Indeed, tho manager
of the Lyceum, Mr. Daniel Froh
man, politely reminds his lady pat
rons in his programme of the great
accommodation they would render
those who are behind them by bo
doing.' As a consequence, no less
than thirty ladies in tho par
quet of the Lyceum took
off their bonnets on the first
night of On of Our Girh, and their
action should be approved and fol
lowed by all theater goers through
out the country. If they wish
further sanction for such a depart
ure from feminine tradition, it may
as well be stated that Mrs. Cleveland
has nit only warmly commended the
adoption ot such a rule, but has her
self promised to abide by it.
A neat home dress for a young
lady, reriresented in the illustration,
is in plain aud striped woolen ma
terials. The basque, of the plain
goods, opens over a vest, tho lower
part of which consists of a very deep
peasant's bodice, while tho upper
portion shows a plaited plastron of
surah. The wide buttoned revers,
cuffs and straight collar are of plain
velvet. The drapery, which is also
of the plain fabric, falls in a decn
nnd very graceful apron in front, and
is bouffant behind, whilo the pack
drapery is longer than usually worn,
and is caught up iu short folds all
the way down. 1 his costume would
also be serviceable as a promenade
dress for use during the afternoon,
and, in fact, will Ferve for a variety
of occasions.
1 ho cloth of gol i. whose richness
has been so often extolled by ancient
chroniclers, and vthich could "stand
alone" by reason of its heavy em
broideries in tno precious inct.il, lus
certainly been eclipsed by some of
the rich fabrics produced by our
modern looms. After comparing
the stuffs which are thought worthy
to attire our dames de socio'.e ot tho
prosent day with those with which
they were satisfied a few years ago, I
am assured that there is no limit to
luxury and no bounds t the invent
ive genius of men. I was shown the
other day somo of the latest importa
tions in goods for evening wear, for
mal receptions aud other like occa
One rich fabric, whioh is made in
tho various light evening shades pop
ular tor the sea.on, is niado with
broad plush stripes, alternated with
wide satin stripes, upon which very
uuuuuiui ut'siKun ui nowers auu
I An ..n ama rrlra4 ,n 1 . ...... 1 . 1 .,
same oolor as the fabric to which
they are applied. Theso stripes ex
tend up and down the goods, and .1
note that such is the general fancy
in striped materials for evening
wear, instead of the cross stripes
whioh were much in vogue at the
oponing ' of the season. These
beaded goods, besides the pop
ular evening shades, come in
Persian colors, and the effect in the
latter tints is odd and striking.
Thcv are intended to bo made ud in
combination with either plush, vel
vet or satin, or with velvet or plush
and satin, and they should be osed
to form the front breadth of the
skirt, while the side panels may be
of plush, and the bodice of satin,
trimmed with lace. The same ma
terial are shown in considerably
darker shades, for reception toilets.
Another oharmme Ubno has a
ground of Nile green faille Fran-
caise, with a pink center ot
plush, eut in extremely beautilul
floral designs.
A material having a plush ground
presents a iriso ngure whion gives
arfappearance as though ostrich tips
had been scattered broadcast over
the face of the goads. The figure
looks at a little distance very much
like what it is intended to represent,
and besides the way in whioh the
feathers are disposod upon the plush
is so graceful that this may bs men
tioned as one of the trinmphi of ths
seajon in xquisito drep roods. The
combinations of color used upok
them are very tasetefnl; a heliotrope
ground displays a' lavender figure;
ecru feathers are sprinkled upon s
field ot brown, or pink ones are eon
trasted with garnet.
Newmarkets, raglans, wrapt,'
saeqaes, muffs and boas these are ths
popular forms for making whioh ths
seal, bear, beaver, lynx (and it must
be said a far humbler member of ths
feline race) together with the wily
fox '.not sharp enough to save his
skin and that lover of moonlight
nights, the raeeoon, yield their hides
this season. This display of furs if
a very good one, and shows that their
popularity was never greater. Many
novelties have appeared this season,
and not least among them is the seal
skin dress, the baque and skirt of
which are entirely of fur. Seal plush
is not greatly worn, and when it is it
is usually trimmed with fur.
o. n. m.
Trustee's Sale.
UNDER tha authi ri'y yetud in ma at ths
Chairman of tha QanrUrly Count
Court ol Shelby, and by T.'toa of (aid offioa)
Trustee ol the estate ol W. H. Bullon, de
eeaaed, aa appears ot re-o.d in Book IAS,
rage 119, cto., ol the Ki-niter'a.,fflce of tihel
by county, Tenn., I i I. aa said Trust, vs.
Sluutlas1, UMriulM-r X0, ltH.
at 12 o'cloi.k m. , on the iuthwett corner of
Mnin and Madison a'.reeta, in the city of
Memphis, Tenn., iffer lor rale, at public
outory, and sell to tha highest and beat bid
der, the following deaoribed rcaj ealate, to
wit: The property known as " Th New Kent
and Kaimea" Plantations, containing, by
eitimntion, 2249 n-12 acres, lying in Fayette'
county, Tenn., about two miles fj, E of th
town ol Kosville. on tbe Men phij and
Charleston Kailroad. nbout Si miles cut of
MeiupbK, Tenn. Th' lands ar situated
in on body, and are described aa follows
Mi: 1st All ot section til. in township
one, range three west ol the basis meri jiaa
ot th Chickasaw Cession, nontainine 64S
acres, and is known as tbe Tillman Fiaoe.
2d Alio, th N. E. Y of see ion 8, township
one, range three wert, containing ItiO acres.
Also, one hall of tho S. E. !i ot seotion 8, ia
township on, ranee 8 west, the same being
described and bounded as follows: Begin
ning at the 8. W.oornerol said H section t
running thence due cast ItiO poles to th
eastern ooundary line of said section ; then
with said bound iry lino soutt 50 i oles to a
stake with blajkoak tointorsi thenc west
SO poles to a stake in the field i thence south
60 poles; thence westSOeoies to James Mar
shall's line; thenc north with said line IK
poles to the beginning, containing 80 acres,
this and thM section heretofore described
is known as th "Temple" place, and to
gether ronUin 240 acres. 3d Also, all of
seotion fire, in township one, range 3 wests!
the baa a uierHian of tbo I biokssuw Cession,
and containing 64U ic cl, nnd known as th
"Jarnagan" place. Aluo, lot jNo. 1, belong
ing to section fire, being a fractional part l
said section, lying corth of It, and being in
township one, ranee 3 wett, ant con aining
13'4 acres. 4th Alco, the following thro
traatj of lard, oonlalning by estimation, 5si
acre", a d knowu an the "Whitley" pi,
which sre In t wnship one, range Sweet of
the basis meridian ol the Chickataw Cession,
and beirg a part ot eeotion lour, and be
ginning 106K coles east ot theN. Vt . corner
ot eeot'on 4 and the M. oorner of T. J.
Orates's 100 acre tract, now owned by ono
Smith; thence south with raid Uravis'sor
StnitU'e enst line lftO poles to his H. F, ear
ner; thane eas. lofi pales to the S. W. oor
ner of 11. Liles's ln;-;;, aero tract, new owned
by cne Ttaompton ; tnence north with Mles's
or Thompsou s line ltt poles to their N. W.
oorner; thonc went ler roles to the begin
ning, oontaining l(Ju aoroi. Also, one
other t-aot, being a purt of Ham reorion, it
being the 3. W. ot raid section 4. he-eto-fore
deiorUed, and contaiDiug ItiO acre',
5th Also, the north kali of section nine,
in township one, ranro 8 west of the basig
meridjan of the Chi:kasaw Csi-ion, con
taining soi aores. inese unas win de son
in tracts, s herein set forth and desoribed,
and in the following order:
1st " Jarnagan Pluce. "IKX aores.
Sd-" Whitley" PUre, t acres.
3d-"Tilman" Piece, 64'J acres.
4th" Temp e" Place, l!40 acres.
Also, the property known as the "Rich
land" Plantation, of 16',74 aores; Lot No.
1, is ing in r irk J section 4, of the 1Kb Kir
veyor's District of Fayetlo county, Tenn.,
3-, miles westof the town of Souiervilleana
on the waters of the Loosa llatohie river:
Begins at a stake, Temple's S. W. corner, B.
32HW.40 links fr m a sweetgum marked
"1," cn tbe south bank ot Wirts creek I
fience north with his(Temple's) line crossing
Wirts creek several times, 65.10 chains to a
wtiito ak marked "T. 0. M.t" the-S. W.
corne; of a 3:-acre lot: thenc east lt.it
chains to a stake 7 links south of an alder
marked "R W." ; thenoe north 19 40obainl
to a stake 19 links east- of an elm marked
"ft. W. '; thence west 4.60 chains to a
sweetpum marked "K W.," the S. E. cor
ner of an l'J-aor traot: there north with
east line of s iid tract 16 chains to a holly
tree marked "R. W."s thence west 11.9
chains to a dogwood, redoakand persimmon
pointers on the west bank oi Loosa llatchie)
river; thenc down the said river 'ithits
meauderings to a stake on the south bank of
river 37 links north of a lar. e whiteoak
marked "X."i thenoe south liM.f chaing
to a stake in a road with two oak sapling
poin'ers the rt. W, corner of a 1127 acre traot,
sold to K. M. Appsrson by E. Diekinsont
thence east with the south line of said tract
ft; i!'" chains to th beginning, containing
697 81 acres.
Lot No. 2 begins at the 8. W. corner of No,
1, tbeuce west 73.75ujhaias to the 8. W. cor
ner of the 1079 acre traot sold to Appcrsoa
by Dickinion, whioh is a stake with persim
mon pointers in a pond ; thence i orth HO. 5
chains to a stake; thenoe east 16 chain to a
stake; thence north, passiug into Butohi
bo. torn at 12 chains, Iu ail 64 chains, to
stake, with whiteo.ik, hickory and black
guui pointers, on the south bank of Uatchit)
river; thence up said river with its mean
derings Iu tho N. W. oorner of lot No. It
thence south wit ) the wot line ol lot No. 1
l'JS ftr) chains to the beginning, oontaining
Maps showing survey and division of then
Innds, embodied and known as "Richland
PI ntr.tii n," will be exhibited on 'he diy of
sate, and in the meantime may be seen at
the uffl-o of the Chairman of the bhelby
County Quarterly Court.
Also, a tract of 100 acres, lying in Fayette)
county, Tenn , about three miles north of
Bomervtlie, neginring at me n. ty. corner
of the orininal traot bought of James K.
Polk by Burrns Carter; thenos south 91 8-7
pnlns to a stnke In th District line roadi
thonce east 175 poles to a stake with black
0 k and black gum pointers; thence north
91 3 7 poles to a stake in the corner of 0. B.
Cai tor's and J.-K. Mosby's line; thenc
west 175 polos to thi beginning, and known
as the "Mosby Traot."
All of said lands ar well Improved and fa
a fine state of cultivation.
Terms ol 3ale: One-fourth cosh, balanc
in one, two, three and four years, with in
terest from date, and sooured by trut deed
on st iid lands. D. C. r LAUGHTER, 1
Chairman and Trustee of Estate of W. II.
R. D. Jord.tn, Attorney. m
VMthoiutrKit of cv. of IM worwt kind and of loot
I tie pnalttttj firm sy i
ill txifdleat; Tit H
t aniline raiX Indswd, fo str-oaK ta iny
talth in tti tftkeaor. thai I W' TWO BOTTH
PHliK, together wltita VAUUBU THKATUtS '
Aaaasc to auy .oftwrvr. Oira anvaas and P. a rtdraa
pn. t. a. klocom; un ra i, mw
So. 17 Jeffjrsoa Street,
(Between Main and Front.) MEMPHIS.
I Established in 1W0.I
1 R.J0HNBON is acknowledged by all par
XJ ties Interested a by far th most su
oassful physioian in the txeatmentof privet
or scoret diseases. Quick, permanent cur)
guaranteed in vr case, male or female,
Reoent eases of Gonorrhea and ByphilU
cured in a few days without the use ef mer
cury, chang of diet or hindrance front
business. Secondary Syphilis, the last ve
tige eradicated witboitth us of mercury.
Iovolunsary loss of tameo stopped In short a
tim. Hufferers from lmpotenoy or loss l
seiual powers restor to fre vigor In f
weeks. Victims of self-abuse and eioessiv
vanery, sutlering from spermatorrhea a
lossof physical and menUI power, speedily
and permanently cured. Particular atwai
tion paid to th Diseases of Women, aal
eures guaranteed. Piles and old sors eur4
without th us of eaustio or th knif.
consultations strictly confidential. Medt
oines sent by ipra to idl PrU of tM
''irw'orklngmea enred at half thnrt
raUs. OBohours from Jo clock to
o'clock p.m. .P. S. JOHNBO-N. M.P. n
Boiler Works.
110, 142, 144 Front, Memphis.
ww ..Ttir r.aRillfT RnTf bd annM
I In th South, and th only oomclata
Boiler and Bheet-Tron Works in th eity.
MMnifnitsirni of Heavy Plt Iron,
work r every dMrltlloai.t.poijf
aiUntion given to plantation work. . M

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