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VAULT CLEANING.
THE NEW
Odorless Excavating Apparatus
FOK EMPTYING
Vaulta, Sinks, Cesspools, Cellars,
Wells and Excavations
In the Wnjllnie, Wllliont OfTcnse.
PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS
Br Postal Card or Personal Application.
Nob. 102 and 101 Washington Street.
lSO-zix-25 -
TAKEN UP.
niAKES UP-ON OUR PREMISES, TWO
J miles ea t of the oity. on bhelby county
turnpike, elovan head of snoop. Ownor will
Iilease call, pay charges and lake them away.
D2-151 MASTER W. B. KOY.-TKR.
WANTED.
WANTED A OOOI) Nl'KSE. MUST
come well reeainmended. Apply at 360
and W2 Kmnt ytf-r lnO-lM
FOR HJCMT.
REASONABLE RENT-FINE STORE ON
Jeffereon street, near Main, in perfect
order. Apply to
JOSEPH I. ANDREWS A SONS,
154-t : No- 232 Front street
FOR REET-A TWO-STORY RESIDENCE,
No. 1U1 Alabama street, Willi 7 rooms; $5
per month. J.l AMONETT.
If 3-156 No. 42 Madison street.
FOR RENT-JUST RECEIVED. NO. '147
Adams street, brick. Carroll avenue
frame rt.idunce. W. A. WHEATLKV.
153168 VSO Main street.
FOK RENT T1IH HOUSE AND COMMO
dinus grounds known at the Fowler place.
No. 121) Marshall avenue, with stables, out
noiues and gardens for one year or a term of
year, to a doirallo tenunt. Api.ly to
McFARLANn A- GOODWIN,
lS3-t 3"J Madison street.
IVOR RENT THR WHOLE OK PART OF
P Btorehoun No. 318 MaiD ftreot. Apply to
C 0. VALENTINE, on the premises. 162-154
OR RENT- FROM DATE. RESIDENCE
No. 143 Madison street, OrcoDlaw Block!
contains 13 or 14 rooms. Apply to A 3.
Dennis. Z1 Muln street. W-t
FOR RENT -A O00IJ OFFICE IN THE
Stanton blook. Apply to G. D. Crockett,
2)8 Main street. ;
FOR RENT VERY DESIRABLE ROOMS
with board, 61) Madison street. 133-1.-8
FOR RENT-SIX FINE, NEW COTTON
offices and sleeping rooms, corner of Court
aud Front streets, from September 1st next.
Apply to McFARLAND ft GOODWIN.
143-154 39 Madison street.
iOK KENT C OT T A U E 8 , OFFICES,
C stores and sleepinir-ronrus and boarding
houses. MYERs k SNEED,
ih-f ' 279 Main street, up stairs.
i.X)R RENT STORK NO. 244 FRONT ROW,
C lately occupied by Nathan Bros. Apply
to . L. LAWUORN k CO..
124-t 352 Front street.
iOK RENT ELEGANT OFFICES AND
! sleeping-rooms, with all the modern im
provements, in the Planters Insurance Build
in. Nos. 39 and 41 Madison street. Apply at
office Planters Insurance Company- llh-t
t,0R RENT A DESIUALLE BK1CK
r residence of ten rooms, tituated at No. 81
Linden streets occupant leaving for the sum
mer. Will rent low to a sood tenant. Some
boarders in the house who wish to remain.
Inauire at 79 Linden street H3-t
UOR RENT RESIDENCE N 0 emHI aim lib I
C street. For particulars inquire of Wm.
Ruffm. No. 6 Madison street. 121-t
UOV. .RENT 12t COURT. POBBtbSlUJN
V Kiven September 1ft.
117-f M. I10C11STADTER, 272 Front st.
TTTTTn dpwtiiai!ci? iw Vive unnvis
I, V I v ncii x iivyuw vi . - -
besido kitchen and sorvants room, con
venient to business. No. 219 on south side of
Madison street, second doorenstof Welling
ton. I D. CONAWAY,
131-t No. 10 Madison street.
fj0R RENT HANDSOME OFFICE. NO.
L 24 Madison street, room No. 9, up stairs,
lately occupied by Mound City Life Insuranoa
Co. Apply to I. D. CONAWAY,
133-t no. w maoison street
FOR RENT-ONE PAIR COTTON Offi
ces over No. 9 llnion St., in good repair.
One Pair Offices over No. 3 Howard s Row
Une Front Office evor Hill, Fontaine & Co.
One Business House m Benl street, near
tbe Elevator. M. L. MEACHAVI.
12"-t
FOR SALE.
FOR SALE-WILL SELL AT A REASON
ablo price, on very loni time, if desired.
Lot No. 24 north side of Moeby street, 71 by
14H feet; and 4' acres of iand on Raleigh
avenue, about 400 feet north of Pigeon Roost
road. S. P. READ,
14-t At Union and Planters' Bank.
FOR SALE A NO. 1 CIGAR BTAND,
with a good trade established. Apply at
406 Main street. . lt
FORBALE-ONK 60-SAW GULLETT (UN
in perfect repair, very cheap. One Ltley
press in good order, very low. Six 80 (new)
saw Champion Gins, very cheap. Apply to
J. M PATRICK it CO..
No. 338 Magnolia Block, oorner Front and
Union streets. Its-log
FOR BALE FIFTY-TWO LOTS JUST
outside city limits, cheap for cash, or on
ten years' time. Address '
l:q-xix-ni SAM FULWELL. this office.
FOR SALE PIAN03, ORGANS AND MU
sical merchandise generally. Tuning and
repairing promptly attended t at 375 Main
street. 121-1
FOR SALE. UNE PIAilOd AND OR
gans. Great inducamenta for cash. Sold
on monthly payments at reduced prices. Call
con. llOSt) MKKKIM AN ft W1LLC0X.
FOR 6ALE-AT A SACRIFICE. ABOUT
thirteen thousand feet of lumber, for
rutting. Apply at ?.rJ Front street. 94-t
FOR SALE OF RENT
TJOR SALU OR RENT A GOOD
C Prii-e. 1W
TriTiire at this nfflr-f. lSS-IM
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE -FOR CITY
property, 11H aeres, with a good, modern
built frame cottage-house, in a beautiful for
est grove, with (our rooms, front and back
porches, kitchen, servants' rooms. , stables,
etc , all under fence in good repair, and a
young orchard. Situated 2H miles from Court
Souare. If any difference in value of. ex
change, would be paid in cash. A bargain
can bekad by application i0gTRAxToNi
j27f tMnin street. Waldrnn PloV
BOARDING.
BOARDING ROOMS FURNISHED OR
unfurnished, with board, at 61 Madison
(ifrcKt. References required. HvT
REMOVAL.
REMOVAL NOTICE.
ON OR ABOUT THE 25th OF AUGUST WE
will remove from our present, location to
No. 2T2 Front St.,
where w. will open with a large stock of
LIQUORS, CIGARS
aso
TOBACCO,
And will sell at a small advance ebova fae-
tury prices.
S. KAUF3UN & BRO.
INSURANCE-
PLANTERS
(FIRE AXD MARINE)
Insurance Company
OF MEMPHIS, TE5N.
'
Office lu the t'omponj's Building,
41 MADIKOlf ST BEET.
OFFICERS:
D. T. PORTER, - rmldcnt
D. H.TOWNSEM), Vice-President
W. A. GOODJIAX, Secretary
JOHS G. LONSDALE, Jr., Asst. Sec'j
DIRECTORS:
D T Porter,
A C Treadwell,
John C Filer,
U 11 Judah,
D II Towntcnd,
A J White,
W L Radford,
WBGalbreath,
R A Allison,
S 11 Brooks,
R L Coffin.
G V Rambaut,
J M Goodbar,
B Eiseinan,
N R Sledge. 114-xix-34
MUSIC.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS AND
Organs, the latest and most extensive
stock of sheet music rnd all kinds of musical
instrument, and merchandise, and the best
bargains, you find at
11. G. UOLLENBERG'S
MUSIC STORE,
Clark's Marble Block.
i-
JEWELRY.
ATTENTION, LADIES!
$10,000 WORTH
or
SCUD GOLD AND OTHER GOODS
IS 1IT LINE
.A- T COS T !
CONSIDERING ''TOE DULL TIMES, I
have made the following immense reduc
tions in (olid Gold Goods: .
Onyx and Gold Sets $25..
Old price J40.
Coral Kose Sets $1S to $10.
Old price $25 to 175.
IMain Gold Sets f 13 to $10.
' Old price szo to a id.
Beautiful Gold Plated 8il, which
, I warrant to wear ai well as
gold, from 84 to 810.
Solid Gold Ear Rings. Pins and Finger
Rings. Alio Gold Watches and Clocks in all
styles Opera Chains. Rolled Plated Watch
Chains, Necklaoes. Lockets, and a large line
of Fancv Goods will be sold !i5 per cent, less
than ever before.
JET PALACE,
330 Main Street,
I. ROESCHER, Agent.
11H-T
rUBLIC LEDGER
OTices No. 13 Madison Street.
LARGEST CUT CIRCULATION.
THE OITY.
KUb2AlJEIIIf3i
Wednesday ZTenlnc, Ang. 26, 1874.
Police Court.
There was bnt a slim ducket at the
Recorder's Court this morning, and no
case of imprtanee came up for hearing.
One or two landlords who rent "gilded
mansions" to female proprietresses were
arraigned, but had their cases continued
over until to morrow. A warrant was
issued on the complaint of a citizen for
the arrest of the "Nashville House" on
Madison street, which case will come up
for trial in the morning.
This morning the police authorities
succeeded in finding the owner of the
gold watch which detective Mcune re
covered from the negro burglar, Zip
Coon. It belongs to B. D. Grover, Esq.,
agent ol the Louisville and Nashville
railroad, at Brownsville, Tenn., and was
stolen on the night of the 18th inst. A
letter informing Mr. Grover of the fact
was forwarded to-day.
Small cottage for rent cheap and fur
niture for sale at a bargain. Apply at
this office. 151T
IsTrsniNO.to remove our business, we
offer our storehouse. No. 211 Main street,
for rent from September 1st, and fixtures
for SBle cheep. For terms apply immedi
atelyto M. S. Cjupsky & Bbo.
153f
Godst, Harper and all th late fash
ion magazine can be found at Mans
ford's; atoo late New York, New Or
leans and Nashville papers, and all late
weeklies and dailies from the promineat
cities of Europe and America. Call at
Mansford's for your reading matter, cor
ner of Second and Monroe streets.
Old Papers for Sale.
We have on band a lot of old newspa
pers suitable for wrapping purposes, for
salt cheap.
Apply at this office. 142-t
Tbe Kews.
Jimmy Corwin has the latest paper
from all quarters,
I EIXJElt LINES. -
Nothing new in the courts.
Chief Athy will be at home to-dny.
The fire bells were silent last night.
The Overton courthouse will be ready
for occupation this fall.
The Nashville Industrial Exposition
will open np in September.
The dearth of news is harraseing the
reporters ai well as the public.
A meeting of river pilots will be held
at Dick Lightburoe's office this after
noon. Ben Bingham, the photographist, has
returned from the Springs restored to
health.
Fishing parties to the lakes of Arkan
sas and Mississippi are the rage at
present.
The bill boys of the city report that
money is scarce and collections unsatis
factory. The Brooklyn scandal has been pub
lished in pamphlet torm and is for sale
at the news stands.
An amateur concert next month would
draw well, the people being ready for
the amusement season.
Next month the courts will commence
the fall terras, and lawyers will have
something to do once more.
Hundreds of men are applicants for
clerkships and deputyships under the
newly elected county officers.
The big circus and menagerie which
will encamp on the bluff on tbe loth of
September will be most attractive.
If you want to cure an attack of dys
pepsia take a ride in a buggy or hack
ever the rotten Nicolsun pavement.
Dan O'Connor, who was charged with
larceny, has been honorably acquitted
by Justice Spelman, there being nothing
in the charge.
The Appeal man imagines that he has
discovered in a professional dog trainer
in this city the noble scion of an Eng
lish lord, "you know."
The Nicolson pavement must be re
paired as soon as possible; so say. the
business men and all those having the
best interests of the city in view.
The Fire Board yesterday suspended
Acting Captain Sullivan, the Mayor's
appointee for the No. 4's, for thirty days,
for disorderly conduct and fighting.
Hop Johnson, city editor of the Ap
peal, has returned from Nashville, and
will once more preside over the local
columns of our Second street cotempo
rary. Memphis has several poets and poet
eBses, yet the muse has been silent of
late. Is there not inspiration in tbe
Beecher matter to start rhymesters np
Mount Parnaseas?
To morrow week, the 3d proximo, pri
mary elections for delegates to tbe Con
gressional and County Conventions will
be held throughout the wards of the city
and country districts.
The erection of new buildings is not
flourishing in Memphis. Not over one
hundred thousand dollars worth of
buildings are being erected in the ciiy
so say the architects.
The Courier-Journal of Tuesday, says
"Track, wet end reporter of the Mem
phis Avalanche, passed down on the
Parker last night. He likes Cincinnati,
but thinks her swill-house is in a state
of decay."
Mr. Joe Carey, of the firm of Duffy &
Carev, was married at St. Peters church
this morning, to Miss Emma Davids, a
beautiful and accomplished lady. A
large number of ladies and gentlemen
were present to witness the ceremony.
To have a trotting horse in training
out at the Hernando Park is now the
hieht of many a would be sporting man's
ambition. The old 'plugs in training is
a tight to a man who has seen trotting
stock in other sections of the country.
The alarm of fire at ten o'clock this
morning was occasioned by the burning
of a small frame on the corner of Cyn
thia and Vance streets. The firemen
were unable to reach tbe fire in time to
render any assistance or save tbe build
ing.
A stalk of cotton containing four bun
dred and forty bolls was placed in our
office yesterday. It was grown on the
plantation of Cptain Williams, who
resides near Horn Lake, Miss. The
stalk is five feet in height and resembles
a young tree.
Every night hack loads of men and
women drive furiously np and down the
principal streets. The passengers are
Heloises and Abelards who stop at drink
ing saloons, order out refreshments, and
then visit suburban beer gardens of the
Jardin Mabile style.
The greeting now is, " Are you a can
didate for the Legislature?" The an
swer invariably is: " Well, I'm in the
hands of my friends, and have been
called upon by a number of leading citi
zens to make the race." "Many are
called, but few will be chosen."
Scores of boys, dressed in the Adamic
costume, bathe in the river at the eleva
tor every afternoon. The current is
rapid and the river is deep, but the boys
are " ducks," who are at home in water.
It is not only a dangerous but in other
respects an objectionable practice, which
should be prevented by the police.
The Nashville Union and American
puts Porter at tie head of its columns j
and calls it "Democratic State Ticket,"
thereby giving the go by to the platform
which calls the party, "Democratic and
Conservative." The Union and Ameri
can had better give the party the proper
name, even if there is nothing in the
name of a rose.
There are ear marks in the writings of
all newspaper men which, althongh not
discernable to the outside reader, are
very plain to the pencil slinger. . When
we see the phrase "silly twaddle", in a
morning journal we can always detect
the writer who invariably wrestles with
that expression whenever he indites an
article.
Wherever you go on the street cor
ner, in saloon, parlor, boudoir, on
'Change or in private office the con
versation invariably drops down on the
Beecher-Tilton scandal. It is the ab
sorbing topic of conversation from vari
ous standpoints. The reporter, who
has to search the city, has to listen to
the wornout subject so often, that he,
too, is almost ready to say, " I wish I
was dead."
When a man offers himself for a legis
lative office the inquiry Bhould be, Has
he the ability, the ' proper claims for
office? Does he represent any leading
interest in the city, or if elected will he
or will he not be a wooden man who
represents nothing and nobody? Of
course, to represent candidates for the
United States Senate will be the under
ground issue, but the true issue is to
represent the best interests of the over
taxed and law crowded citizens of the
State.
On Court street yesterday afternoon
a gentleman and lady were conversing
when a veiled lady catre from the north
gate of Court Square, advanced and
struck the other lady a heavy blow in
the face. There were screams, subdued
but feminine , ejaculations, and re
proaches heard, and hair-pulling was in
order. ' Tbe gentleman endeavored to
stop the fight when he discovered, to his
horror, that tbe attacking party was his
wife. Love is to man's life a thing apart.
'Tis woman's whole existence and in
consequence results too often in jeal
ousy and scandal.
Freali OjiUn Arrived!!!
Madame Vincent has received fresh
Baltimore oysters. They are large and
luscious and will be served up in all
Stvles.
l50t
Families supplied by the can.
TO THE PUBLIC.
I do not sell my Rosa Concha cigar to
dealers, and as I am the sole proprietor
of the brand, I hereby notify my custo
mers that they can only be obtained
for 5 cents each at 200 Main street, near
Washington. Yours truly,
Sol Coi.emak,
Sole Proprietor of Rosa Concha Cigar.
( barley Koss.
Captain Athy yesterday received a
photograph of the child, Charley Ross
who was kidnapped in Philadelphia on
the 1st of July in broad daylight, and
for whose recovery the Mayor has of
fered a reward of 120,000. The picture
is a perfect likeness of the child, who is
described as being four years old,' has
light flaxen hair, worn curled, brown
hazel eyes, full face, dimples on cheeks
and chin; be is bashful with strangers,
and has a habit of putting his arms be
fore his eyes when in the presence of
strangers.
The Oil to Pnrcbase.
The Crystnl Head-Light coal oil for
safety, brilliancy and economy excels
all others. It is free from all that create
a possibility of accident arising from the
use of dangerous and combustible com
pounds. You cannot blow it up or ex
plode it under any circumstances. You
can find it at E. Urquhart A Co.'s, 334
Main street, who have this oil for sale.
Go and see it experimented with before
you purchase.
A practical book! keeper of many
years experience wishes to obtain a po
sition in a good mercantile or manufac
tory firm or insurance agency. First-
class references given. Address " H.,',
care M. Gavin k Co. 154t
Oar Gloomy t'rop Prospeets.
Tbe New Orleans Times of Saturday
publishes special dispatches showing the
condition of the crops in the various
Southern States, among which are the
following:
Nashville, Tens.. August 21, 1874.
Drouth still continues. It not without
precedent, is worst known for years.
Keliable estimates place eotton crop in
Middle Tennessee five eighths of an
average, or filty per cent, below last
year. iNortb Alabama ten per cent.
below average, and growing worse !or
want of rain. Corn and grass almost
total failure. Joh F. Wheless.
Memphis, August 21, 1874. West
Tennessee has the poorest cotton crop
for years past. That of North Missis
sippi and Arkansas, to the Arkansas
river, south bank, is only a shade better
than West Tennessee, In the entire
area allotted to Memphis by the National
Cotton Exchange there are few average
crops. Long continued drouth has
caused a blight, a small plant and shed
ding of forms. Crop matured and pick
ing in progress. Corn crop a failure.
W. r. r ROCDFIT,
Godey, Harper's Monthly, Leslie,
Demorests, Popular Science, Galaxy,
Atlantic, International Review, all for
September, together with a full assort
ment of literary and illustrated weeklies,
dailies, etc., can be found on the coun
ters of Billy Lieben'i lightning news
stand, 236 Main street. I
THE AUSTIN WAR.
Sheriff alarming After the Ri
oters. THIRTJ -FOUR CAPTURED SO FAR
From the Austio (Miss.) Cotton Plant
extra of the 2 lib inntuiit, which arrived
here this morning by river, we take the
following interesting news items:
This (Monday) mm-oing Sheriff Man.
ning set out with a pn-n e of about sixty
five men, which were d'vided into aider-
cnt squads.
UD to this time, 4 p.m., twenty-two
have been captured and lodged in jail,
as follows: Wm. Maitin, Sam Jackson,
Israel Hicks. Elbert Harris, Nelson
Grisbam, Jackson Fletcher, Inac Evans,
Miko Williams, Will Pope, Willis Polk,
Nick Chanev. Mo6es Yarboro, He"nry
Smith, Columbus Young, Glasgow Nar-
rinKton, James Browa, Watt Green, Joe
Pettigrew, Pete Uolman, Hob Walker,
Billy rtufiin and Mack Vance.
Manning isslill out; everything seems
quiet, and no show of resistance.
LATER.
Tuesday, August 25, 12 m. Twelve
more arrested up to this time, as follows:
John Littleton, Ben Byrd, Jim Davis,
Bill Otev. Berry Pittman, Toney Crew-
shaw. Seph Bradley, Geo. Foster. Char
ley English, Sol. Hopkins, Edward Rufus
Iverr.
A larire number have fled from the
country for their country's good.
Every one speaks in the highest terms
of tbe manner in which Sheriff Manning
has met tbe enemy and conquered them.
The conduct of tue posse operating
under Captain Manning, is worthy of
the highest praise. There are about
fifty colored and fifteen white, and more
orderly conduct could not have been ob
served by veterans. They have done
their duty like men and have created
not tbe slightest disturbance except
among the rioters.
From tbe oilers received by tne Hnenn
of man from all parts of the country,
Dotn wnite ana coiorea, 10 am mm iu
caDturing and punishing the rioters, we
are assured of an earnest enthusiasm on
tbe part of the good citizens of the
country to see the law enforced.
. The preliminary trial begins today
before Justice Merriman, who issued the
warrants, and Mayor Woodson sitting as
Associate Justice, V. B. Waddejl, Esq.,
representing tbe State in all tbe cases.
Wonted.
Two first-cla6S salesmen for the fancy
goods and notion business. None but
thoroughly experienced men need apply.
Also a cash boy.
Johnston A Nunnb,
310 Main street.
STARTLIXU AXX0UXCEMENT.
A rnMli on Rloyatoa's Star Clalterj
for picture. Moystou is making
photographs at 83 per doien, and
will continue to d so far thirty
flays only. 319 Main street. 145
Fkesh Northern lake fish received
daily by express at Vietor D. Fuchs', 41
Jefferson street. 149T
Ureut Ducal Honaea Whence tbry
npruns;.
Lonlon Correspondent Boston Post.
England does not id all cases visit
the sins of the father upon the chil
dren"; on the contrary the fine old con
stitution, in some cases, has been wont
to crown the children with honor on the
very account of tbe paternal peccadil
loes. The Dukes of Richmond, St. Al
bans and Grafton are living and heredi
tary illustrations of this. All three of
the noble Dukes are direct descendants
of illegitimate sons of Charles II, the
"merry monarch." Tbe Duke of Albans
is tbe descendant of "sweet Nell
Gwyune," and these Dukes enjoy their
honors to day; aud their castles and
splendid incomeSj for the very reason
that tbey are left hand scions of disso
lute royalty. This is their only title to
nobility; and thus, in past generations
the House of Peers has more or less
been recruited.
The ancestress of the Duke of Rich
mond was that beautiful, brilliant andl
fascinat:ng Louise de lierrenrrolt, whom
the crafty Louis XIV sent over to Eng
land to charm and corrupt the easily to
be charmed and corrupted English King,
Charles, easy going and open to bribery
of both the leminine and pecuniary
sort, fell at once into the far from pain
ful snare. He became the facile slave
of Louise, who was an exceedingly
bright woman, and raised more spiteful
envy in the breasts of the court beauties
whom Lely has so well preserved to us,
than any fair stranger of the time.
Charles created her Duchess of Ports
mouth, and Louis XIV, delighted at her
winning over th.p Eiielish King to his
designs, added to this distinction by
making her Duchess of Auoigny in
France. Her son by Charlea wai a
bright and enterprising young fellow,
and, on coming of age, was created
Duke of Richmond in England and Len
nox in Scotland, was made a Knight
of the Garter, to tbe disgust of some
old dukes and earls wbo had been crav-
ng this honor for themselves, and ac
quired Goodwood as a ducal residence.
His Bon, the second Duke, was quite a
character in the times of the two first
Georges, and became Master of the
Horse. The third Duke became yet
more distinguished. He was Secretary
of State in tbe elder foxs administra
tion, Master of Ordnance under Rock
ingham, and tben under Shelburue, a
firm friend ef Fox, a Whig to t)i core,
and crie of Chatham's most effective
allies in defending America, ile wassn
accomplished and popUnr man, good
speaker and prond of his liberal views
Henry r ox, Lord Holland, rrle"
his sister, so he was the unMe of the
greater Charles Jamts Fox; despite
which the Duke was a member of the
Cabinet of theyoueger Pitt, Fox's rival.
He was succeeded by a dashing military
nephew, Lieutenant Colonel Charles
Lennox; this was the young man who
n.t.J .,,,.1. . .tir hv fichting a duel
with the Duke of York, George 111 s
second son, and, at that time, Commander-in-Chief
of the army in 1.89.
Says the San Franciseo Chronicle:
Thi.ilM are trowing thriftily in the
street of Victoria, and the papers are
.i.,r;r9 fnr the enforcement of the
ordinance against noxious weeds. They
say in effect: Thistle never do. '
FLORA. IIABDISG.
Ueorge V. Harding's Tribute to His
On Thursday, the 20th inst., George
C. Harding, editor of the Indianapolis
Sunday Herald, shot Sol Moritz for '
seducing his daughter. Moritz will
recover, out win lose an arm, wuiuu
was shattered by one of the shots. Flora
Harding was a brilliant, accomplished
girl, having a bright literary future be
fore her, but who nnfortunately fell ft
victim to the wiles of a man. who pro
fessed to be her father's bosom friend.
She confessed ber sins to her father and
took poisoo, her sensitive soul shrinking
from the sneers of a heartless world, -which
would forever point at her the
finger of scorn and speak of her as a
lost and wicked woman. Her father,
while on his way to a physician's office,
met Moritz on .the street and shot him
several times. The following tribute to
the memory of the dead was written by
tbe unfortunate journalist in the pret
ence of the dead body of his child. It
is a wail of a broken heart, a crushed
spirit, which cannot fail to touch the
sympathetic chords In every human
breast:
THft BEREAVED FATHER'S FAREWELL,
Indianapolis Herald, August 23
HARDING At the residence of bar father.
No. 20 Pratt street, on Wednesday last. Miss
Flora K. IUbdino, daughter of Ueorge C. -Raiding,
aged nineteen years.
A noble life, full of promise, has gone
out in shame. She loved much and she
suffered much. Her sorrowful soul, re
leased from earth-burdens, has gone to
meet its God, to lay before Him the cruel
wrongs for which earth has no redress.
Poor, fond heart, ill-starred from birth,
ysur tempestuous beatings are stilled,
your restless longings will trouble no
morel Hers was a joyless childhood,
warped and distorted by relentless cir
cumstances. Her womanhood is blasted
in the bud. Despite unfortunate traits
and unhappy moods, in which she seemed
to move and act as if under some weird
spell, her underlying nature was noble,
generous, unselfish, self-sacrificing, with
an honest pride which would scorn to do
a mean action. The unhappy circum
stances attending her childhood bad im
pressed her nature with an ineil ace
able tinge of melancholy. She was
despondent always, rather than san
guine. "Papa," she said to me
once, when a cherished desire .was
thwarted, and I was endeavoring to con
sole her; " don t distress yourselt about
me. My entire life has been a disap-
lointment." Notwithstanding the Soul
ier tints in her nature, she was at times
almost unnaturally vivacious But even
in her most cheery moments an appar
ent consciousness of the falseness and
hollowness of earthly things could be
noted. Her deepest and profoundest
feeling, the one which was ever present
and was never overshadowed by dou bts,
or obscured by less worthy sentiments,
was love for ber unhappy father. This
love had taken root in ber infantile
mind at an age when impressions are '
easily effaced, but it grew without nur
ture, and seemed to strike deeper its
roots and grow mora luxuriant in leaf
and bloom tbe more it was deprived of
light and air. It survived absence, ap
parent neglect, hostile influences; and
so soon aB she was of age Bhe came to
the father whose love she had never
doubted.
In her religious nature Bhe was pecu
liar. She had the profoundest venera
tion for Deity, ai.d a sublime confidence
in His justness, but she had no sympa
thy with creeds or the forms of religion.
She believed in the law of compensa
tion, and having known but little save
nuhappiness, she believed that the fu
ture, either on earth or in heaven, had
recompense in store for her. She often
jested on the subject of suicide, and, on
one occasion, being reproved and told
that God frowned on self-murder, she
said, " Papa, I am not afraid of God."
1 here were few brigbter intellects than
Flora's, and herfutare was full of prom
ise, she nan a remarkably felicitous
command of language, and was exceed
ingly versatile. While she kuew noth
ing of politics, her familiarity with re
condite subjects was wonderful. In
reasoning she was subtle, and in thought
she was powerful and searching. She
bad determined on literature as a pro
fession, and had she lived would have
made her mark ic the world of letters.
The cruelest reflection in this hour of
bitterest agony is that her father might
have been less Bteru aud more sympa
thetic in bis intercourse with her, though
he could not have loved her more. With
two such natures an estrangement is apt
to raise np an invisible but impassable
barrier, and while there mar be no
spoken word of unkindness, tie reserve
is infinitely more cruel and ratting than
words could be. ihe unhappy secret
th first withholding of confidence
caused such a feeling, arJ this was only
broken down the night Vefore her death.
when, on her father's breast, with her
arms about bis ne'. nearioroaen
sobs she told him t-le dreadful story, and
pleaded for bis fo-giveness, not so much
for her sin as for the want of confidence
in him. All as forgiven, and father
and daughtr ones more reconciled.
iv.,,, then she had determined on sui
cide, and that last, heartbreaking inter
view to sweet to remember, aud yet so
saJ must be invested with all tbe sanc
(:i'of a deathbed revelation.
through that long lait day of suffer
ing I watched with ber, alternately
cheered by hope and torn with the an
guish of despair, and with the last gasp,
as the suffering soul took its tremulous
flight, two great tears cams from the
... J 1IJ .L
nimy eyes ana rouea over ine ii.-r,
across which was stealing the shadow of
Ihe Death Angel. She hoi gone to her
God, who will judge her not by the iron
rule which brings all natures to a com
mon measurement, but according to her
deserti. God could nt be God without
being just, and with Him I leave my
dsuchter. But it djes seem as if Eft
should have some thunderbolt, red with
uncommon wrath, to strike the "retch
who pursues his victim, with foul and
venomous tODgue, into the grave itself.
Oh, loving hrart daughter soul-
-iiK .nfferini sinful, yet pure
and wbite farewell 1
G. C. II.
General Fiuhogh Lee. of Virginia,
favors the apparent objects of Ihe
Grangers, but objects to secrecy and tr
the introduction of women tuto ita
member hi p.

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