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SATURDAY MORNING FEB. 1, 1857.
KEMPHIS AND LITTLE BOCX BAILS 0 AD
ELECTION OF DLBECTOB.S.
The annual flection of Directors in this
Company will take place regularly oa the 15th
Instant As the city of Memphis is the largest
stockholder in the Company and the comple
tion of the Road is so important in every re
spect to its prosperity and advancement, too
macb importance cannot be given to the selec
tion of proper and energetic men as our repre
BtntativcB in the work. Wc hope, therefore,
the City Council will lose no time in securing
the appointment of such Directors as will push
this great work ahead with all possible speed
We are kindly permitted to make the follow
ing extract from a private letter, written in
Washington City, en the ISth ult, by za inlel
ligent Kerih Alabamian to a gentleman of this
city. While the remedy he proposes, in the
absence of all others, troail do very well in its
way to stay the tide of corruption, we think it
can only !c successfully resisted by confining
the government within its proper orbit, and de
clining the use of all powers not plainly dele
gated by the Constitution. In other words, by
be! ding it on the Democratic track. A thou
sand teaptations to the improper use of power
and mosey, would be thus avoided, a pare po
litical art taoral sentiment would be set np in
-CesgTess, asd the government would move m
witbeat a jar or an impediment. Administered
m any other theory, the General Government
raast, sooaer or later, run into anarchy or cob
The corruptions of Congress are now a com'
ones topic of conversation At this time there
is a Committee of the Hooee that is investiga
ting these frauds, but it will turn out to be
white-washing committee, and will came to
Botkisg; bat if I should be disappointed in this
and rsgues should fall out with each other
and blab, the Ration will te astonished at the
developments that will be opened to the public
gaze. Those pure and incorruptible statesmen
whe gave character and renown to the earlyday s
f the councils of the nation, for the most part
have passed from the stage of action, and their
places have been Med by mercenary and selfish
political characters, whose only cry is for the
loaves awl fishes of ofice; this one principle in
Washington, like Aaron's rod, has swallowed
Hp every other coueMeratier,, and is now the
special order of the day.
What is te be done to remedy this evil God
oely knows ; without it is arrested, who can
teH the coasequences ? The large hotels here,
it is said, are filled with Beautiful and accom
plished women, who, under the protection of
sese Senator or member of Congress, move in
the first circles. They all have business before
Congress j they have become the successful
prosecutors of claims, and bestow their dis'in
gaished favors in such a way as to lay mem
bers asder the strongest obligations to advocate
their claims before Congress, thus making
Uncle Sam the paymaster of their amours. In
this way a large number, and a large amount
of daimB, without merit, are annually paid out
of the national treasury. Gambling saloons,
assignation houses, ire., are the common resort
of members of Congress. Added to this are
wine parties, oyster suppers, harlots, &c.; all
of which require large sums of money, and no
one here is surprised that they needed a million
of dollars in extra pay to supply their profli
gate demands. There are others who do not
partake in these venal pleasures to any great
extent; but who, with the industry of the bea
ver, are busily employed in building up their
fortunes, at the expense of the government, and
all their votes are so directed. The railroad
hills have become the fruitful means of build
ing sp the private fortunes of members of Con
gress, with as much speed as the gourd vine
that shaded the Prophet Jonah. Indeed, cem
bers of Congress have become speculators, to a
large extent, in land warrants. These warrants
have been located by them in Minnesota, Wis
consin and other Northwestern States, and they
have been voting large appropriations of land
in these States, to buildup railroads to improve
the value of these lands. You can at once see
the tendency of the whole thing, and its cor
rupting influences. The Illinois Central Rail
road was thus built It now belongs to thirteen
individuals or stockholders, and the government
has given to said company land enough to build
the road and leave a residue of eight millions of
It seems to me the time has come for the people
to act, and rebuke this tide of corruption and
fraud, that sweeps everything before it in
Washington. The only remedy I can see for
the correction of these abuses, is to resort to
freqeat changes. The new member, fresh
from the bosom of the people, is a very differ
ent Ban from what he becomes to be after
serving a few years in Congress. He comes
with an ardent desire to carry out the wishes
of bis cotiftKuents ; he dreams of no frauds to
better his fortune ; tie leaks atone to the public
good. It will take him some years to learn the
ropes and get the hang of things, and thus the
people will have an honest representative until
Be becomes corrupt by evil associations and the
force of evil examples. The vices of the Capi
tal are so seducing to the member of Congress,
the approaches to the national treasury are so
opes and easy to him, that it will require more
than Roman virtue and integrity to resist the
temptations set before him. Broad is the road,
in Washington, that leads to vice and profli
gacy, and many there be that travel it. But I
aja proud to believe that there is a small rem
nant in Congress that have rose superior to
these' corrupting influences, and now stand
forth in bold relief as honest men, who travel
the straight and narrow path of honesty and
inteerrtv. These should be treasured on in the
public heart, as public jewels, beyond all price;
emk HMorxonaieiy ior me nation trier are few
and far between. You are indebted, for this
, . . , ...
lesg ana maigestea communication, to a very
inclement oay mat uteris me witmn doors.
The snow is falling fast," and it bids fair for a
long cold spell. Your friend, truly,
Per the Memphis .Appeal.
Messes. Editors : In view of the fact that
the next political contest in Tennessee is rapidly
approaching, I beg leave to suggest to the De-
xnocracy the importance of an early and effi
cient orgaDiiation, particularly in this Con
In connection with the above suggestion,
there is nothing more important than a judi
cious selection of our standard-bearer in this
District A number of highly worthy gentle
men have been suggested as suitable persons
for that high position, among that number, I
find the name of Jauls B. Lamb, Esq., of this
city, than whom on? are mare eminently quali
fied, or would be more cordially supported by
the Democracy of the District With him or
some other efficient man as our candidate, sue
cess must and will follow.
Mr. Lamb is a man who would not only re
fleet credit upon his constituents, but honor up
on the position. In thus commending Mr.
Lamb to the favor of the Democracy, I mean
no disparagement to others, for I will most
cheerfully support whomsoever the Democrats
may nominate. A number of Mr. Lamb's
friends would be glad to learn from him, in
some tangible form, whether he would accept
the nomination if tendered him.
Memphis, Feb. 7, 1857.
Daxcebous Counterfeit. The Frankfort
(KyO Commonwealth says: We have just
'eeh shown a new and very dangerous counter
felt on the Bank of Kentucky. The note is a
twenty dollar bill, letter B payable atHop
klnsville Branch. The defects by which it can
oe havti reaaiiy uetectea are nr tn lae eyes
ui iucn.Biguc ana vv coster on tne two mrgjns.
The central portion of the Vignette is also
very bad. The bill which we have seen was
taken at the Bianchof the Bank of Kentucky
in t"iis place, and it was only .after the closest
scrutiny that it could be told from a genuine
fnofe, - i
MISSISSIPPI INTELLIGENCE, j
Complimentary to Gov. McRae. On the
nisht of the 2Sth iust, the members of the
.Mississippi Legislature, on the eve of adjourn
ment, gave to Gov. McRae a nagniiicent Dan-
Agriculture in Misissirn. a meeting
of the friends of Agricultural Improvement
ir hli) in Jarlrsnn on the 21st inst, and a
Society organized by the adoption or a consti
tution, and the appointment of officers. The
following officers were chosen for the present
Hrriuimi wm. mciYiiiie.
H Presidents. It. L. C. Wailes, Adams;
E. T. Monteemerv. Madison; W. R. Cannon,
Oktibbeha: Jacob Thompson. Lafayette; H.
VJ. Yir-L-e. Warren- J. F. Yerrer. WashlllCton :
J. M. Hand, Clarke; C. L. Thomas, Marshall;
T. B. Stubbs. Sr., Tippah.
Becordin; Stcrttary Richard Griffith.
Tftaiv.rer.-V. S. Hunt.
Pwrtifiw Cn.amiiltr S. C Farrar. Hinds;
J. B. Pe3ton, N. M. Taylor, Robert bhotwell,
Hinds: a. kicks. luaaison: Joun ncuiu,
Warren: John Robinson, Madison.
It vr. m nlan nrtlereri that this ROcietV hold a
fair durirt" the month of (November next, and
that a petition be presented to the Honorable
i.m uiatnri nr thr tatr nsuinr tor sucu aiu
the promotion of the cause as in their wisdom
may be deemed proper, prayiLg that twenty-
nve liu.i.rc j collars ne conaieu to siw
fnr aA nhrf
v.,i-,hr tlut Hi ne rf n much of the State
lands Ivinpeastof the Capitol as iniy be deemed
necessary for fair ground, be granted '
The Next Governor Tht Brandon Plat
form adds several other names to the list of
distinguished Democrats who are mentioned
in connection with the next canvass for Cover-
They are the Hons. J. J. Fettus, or
Kemper, Judse Losostrett, late c the Uni
versity, and Col. Barks dale, editor of the
Mississippian. The Platform takes decided
ground for Col. Barksdale in an able and
just editorial, in which the claims of editors
as a class are set forth. Thtse remarks should
be transferred to our columns but for the fact
that Col. Barksdale has positively declined
to become a candidate far the nomination.
His acknowledged talents, urbans deportment
and great familiarity with the domestic policy
ot the State, qualify hiai in the highest degree
for the honorable station for which he is re
commended. Bail Refused, Levi Roberts, who is con
fined in our county prison for shooting a negro
near this place, on Christmas day, was brought
before Judge Scruggs, last week-, on an applica
tion for bail. After an investigation, the
Jude refused the bail, and remanded the pris
oner. Hotly Springs Dmecrat, February 3.
Adjournment or the Legislature.
This body adjourned oa Monday night last,
after zn exceedingly laborious and we doubt
not, profitable session. All the laws of the
State were thoroughly overhauled and a new
code adopted which goes into effect, we believe,
in November next
Far tht Itrapbti Appl.
Jackson, Miss., Jan 26.
Messrs. Editors : The " Mighty North "
Mississippi looks to your widely circulated,
interesting, and highly-appreciated journal, for
the news of the day, and that which makes one
paper preferable to another. They glean much
from our well-approved State paper the Mis
issippian" the columns of the Sentinel
read with avidity, the various journals "t'other
side of Jordan," north of the capital, each
remarkable for its own jtpice ; but the Memphis
Appeal is read by all, and all like to read it
i therefore send you a few items.
Our Legislature has been in session since
the 1st day of December, 1S56, now nearly two
months, and this is unquestionably the closing
week of its labors and session. Many mem
bers, I scarcely think a majority, however, con
template an adjournment od Thursday next
should wc close the session within the week,
we will have accomplished much in a very
short time. The business of this session (an
adjourned one) is, as you are doubtless aware
confined, by a joint resolution of last Spring, to
the enactment of a new code i laws for the
State repealing, and being a substitute for all
other general laws heretofore, and now, exist
ing. The new code has been well arranged
and digested by a committee appointed for that
purpose, a year or so ago, consisting of Ex
Chief Justice Wm. L. Sharkey, Judge Wm
L. Harris, of the Lowndes Circuit, and Hon.
Henry T. Ellett, three most excellent and
well-experienced Jurists. Their work has un
dergone rigid scrutiny by the two Houses,
Mr. Ellett is the Senator from Jefferson and
Clarborne, Judge Sharkey is one of "the gen
tlemen from Hinds," in the lower House, and
Judge HARRis,by a special joint resolution, has
been made an Honorary member of the Legis
lature, a delegate as it were, and every infor
mation and explanation has been afforded and
given by these gentlemen to the Legislature
pending their deliberations on the code. Sena
tors and Representatives themselves have been
anusnal'y attentive to the weighty matter be
fore them, and their labors ought to result in
wise, judicious, and effective legislation. Th
new code, as reported by the commissioners,
consisted of some sixty chapters; of these.
some three or four have been laid on the table
indefinitely ; nearly fifty hive passed both
Houses, all undergoing, more or less, many
amendments, and been approved and pinned by
the Governor; and the remainder are now be
Tae Hnsissippian, throueh its attentive re
porter, and the Vicksburg Sentinel, through its
Jackson correspondent, "Pearl,", keeps weii
posted as to Legislative proceedings. To ibeni
I would refer for particulars on this subject
Many State Internal Improvement Bills, fa
cilitating and encouraging railroad enterprises
meet with great favor in the Legislature, and
under the suspension of the joint rule of action,
readily pass both Houses, and are as readily
approved by the Governor.
Jackson has been unusually gay this winter
arm universal sociability seems to be the 14 or
der of the day" in Legislative parlance. Pri
vate parties, balls, re-unions, soirees, fancy
dress and masked gatherings, private and pub
lic, ana wiiuai, mucu more man orcinary gooa
theatrical representations by the amateurs of
our city, the Histrionic Capitolians. have fol
lowed each other in rapid succession imparting
a spirit or iuu, iiarmiess miscnier ana univer
sal enjoyment that has most effectually relaxed
the stoirism of some, the stubborn nature of
otherssphd the disagreeableness of others, and
converted Jackson and its vis:tors into one
great family, as it ere, making life in the dav
enjoying it in the night, and though unwearied
witn tne rounds, resting on bunday.
The young bachelor's masked ball of last
Tuesday evening was a novelty to us and emi
nently succeeded in every respect lhe " Old
Folks at Home" are to give a sim'lar enter
tainment on Thursday night next Salmasque
is as popular iiere now as trie minuet was
in very 'M times or the rI or jig is in a rotif,
But the events of the season have been in com
pliment to the talented editor of the Vicksburg
Sentinel, the popular clerk of the House of
Representatives, and last yet greatest, the en
vied benedict who has wooed and won and
proudly wears upon Ms arm the chosen bride
of his heart, the late Miss Cornelia Browu of
Grenada. Col. Edward Pickett, jr., is a gentle
man of infininite merit, and though ycuug, not
yet thirty, he has made his mark as an editor,
a politician and one whose tested popularity
has convinced a large majority of the people
ol uii great promise anu luiure proua career.
His political antecedents are matters of histo
ry. He was once, I think, when scarcely mas
ter of a downy chin, the editor of the " Mem
phis Appeal," subsequently the Natchez " Free
trader" Bpreau terror to tne souls" or the
enemies of Democracy, with him to wield its
pen, and now we find him the head and front
of the " Srnind." These compliments were
bridal parties to Col. and Mrs. Pickett, the
first by his excellency toe governor and bis
hospital lady thronged the Executive Mansion
with a host of the finest, the bravest, wisest
and the best congregated at the Capitol, and
was, as uas been remarked uy others, a deli
cate compliment happily tendered and sue
cessfully consummated. The other, by the
members and officers of the Legislature, was
the largest ball of the season and a triumph in
design, arrangement and consummation from
beginning to end. luese little events I men
tion as an evidence of the social as well as
poijtipal popularity of Col. Pickett
I, shall sndea vor to furnish you with the " dy
ing throes" of tha Legislature on its adjourn
ment Rich things ojicur in the last moments,
yours, ' SIMKINS.
AF.BIVAL OB" THE STSAltEK E MP IKE CITS'.
THE CALIFORNIA MAIL.
FIFTEEN DAYS LATER HEWS.
RETURXED SOLDIERS FROM GENERAL
The Costa Bicass Vainglorious.
From the New Orleans De'ta, Jan. 31.
The steamship Empire City, S. P. Griffin,
commander, left New York at 2 o'clock . m.,
on the 17th inst, with 69 passengers and the
usual mails and freight for Havana and New
Orleans. The ship's progress down the bay
was much impeded by heavy masses of float
ing Ice. At 10:45 the same evening was run
into by an unknown schooner, showing no light,
which" struck the ship on her starboard bow.
Staving in two of her lower deck ports, and
coming in contact with her guard the schoon
er losing her foremast by the collision as she
swung clear. Capt Griffin, after ascertaining
that the ship had sustained no material injury,
hailed to inquire if they needed any assis
tance, but getting no clear reply, dispatched a
boat in charge cf the first officer to take otT the
crew, or render assistance, if required. Una
ble to approach, on account of her floating
spars and rigging, and narrowly escaping de
struction by the schooner's mainmast, which
went over her side near him, ami the crew
manifesting no desire to leave their vessel, that
officer with dfficulty regained the ship, his crew
more or less frozen, and some of them obliged
e hauled ou ooara in Dowunes, iieipiess
with cold and exposure.
Three hours later dispatched another boat on
the same errand, equally to no purpose with
the first; in fact, Capt G. was obliged to back
the ship down to them, and hoist boat and crew
together to the davits the men too exhausted
to ascend without assistance, aud completely
masked in ice.
At 4 next morninglost sight of the wreck in
a heavy snow storm, with bad sea making.
Searched for them till 10 a. m. unsuccessfully.
At 6 o'clock, the same afternoon (ISth,) the
cold intense, the decss covered with ice, and
the gale increasing in violence from the INT. E.,
with constant snow and a heavy sea running,
ho re the ship to. Rode till 11 p. m., when a sea
struct ana. carried away tne greater part oi
the starboard wheelhouse, several of the smoke
stack guys, jeopardizing the latter stove sky
lights, pilot-house, and did other damage. At
2 a. m., on the 19th, wind shifted to the S. E.,
and blw a complete hurricane, then hauling
to the S. W., for two hours, finally stood at N.
W., blowing all the while with the utmost fury,
the sea tumbling ii every direction, and strik
ing the ship at the same instant from opposite
For sixteen hours the wind held to the west
ward with unabated strength, the entire gale
at Its heaviest stage lasting thirty-six ho-jr,
and the shin behavin? irallantlr through it all.
The gale moderating, on the 20th stood for
Cape Henry, and anchored in the
under the lighthouse, on the 21st, at 7 a. m., to
overhaul the ship, at the same time speaking
the steamship JSlaeK Warrior, last from Ha
vana, bound to Norfolk, in distress, iu tow of
a propeller. Got under way for Havana at
1:30 the same afternoon, the bay a mass of
drift ice in every direction. On the 22d, at 9
a. m., spoke iron ship Pride, of Canada, 47
days from Liverpool, for Charleston, her
Captain reporting constant gales sine his de
parture. Finally entered the harbor of Havana at 9
o'clock a.m., tne 25th; found the PAtlaJpAio,
Capt McGovan, had arrived from New Or
leans and left for New York the same day,
(the 23d.) The Granada arrived next morning,
at 7 o'clock, from Aspinwall and San Juan,
bringing the usual mails and passengers from
California, and fifty-one "dead-heads," twenty-one
of whom were taken on board at San
Juan; of those sixteen were sent on board
from the Orion, (II. B. M.'s flag-ship,) Capt
Erskine. They report the place occupied by
the Costa Ricans; no intelligence received
from the interior for three weeks, and all com
munication cut off from Walker. The latest
intelligence emanates from Costa Rican sources,
giving the details of the capture of the river
boats and the occupation of Greytowr:, yet ad
mitting the existence of dissensions among the
Capt Way, of the .Granada, reports the
Orion flag-ship as having parted her cables in
a recent gale and narrowly escaped destruc
tion, on Point Arenas.
The Alia Calif arnia of the 5th inst, gives
this summary of the fortnight's news :
Since the departure of the steamer of the
20th lJeceinber, the country has been unusually
quiet, and free from events of an exciting char
acter. -The principal topic of interest has been,
and, until settled, will continue to be, the Sen
atorial election. There is a great degree of
solicitude and anxiety among politicians, an-J
curiosity among all classes, to know the result.
J he Legislature will assemble at the capital
on Monday, 5th inst, and, it is supposed will
organize almost immsdiately, as there is not
likely to be any contest for either the Speaker
ship or Clerkship of the Assembly, or Secreta
ryship of the Senate, which will all be promptly
settltd In caucus by the dominant party. The
first business will be the election of two United
States Senators one to succeed Mr. Gwin, and
serve the six years' term from the 4th of March,
1S55, and one to succeed Mr. Weller, and serve
a full term from the 4th of March next T e
principal candidates are Messrs. Gwin, Weller,
Latham and Broderick. The result is exceed
ingly doubtful ; the friends of each of these as
pirants, as well as of some dozen more, being
veri' sanguine; but there is literally nothing
upon which any one can base a safe calcula
tion, and it is not improbable that the selection
will eventually be made from men not now men
tioned in connection with the subject, and it
may be that there will be no election at all.
The excitement which existed at the time of
the departure of the last steamer, concerning
he State debt, has died away ; whatever un
certainty may have been felt at the time hav
ing yielded to the unanimous sentiment that the
decision of the Supreme Court imposes no ob
stacle, legal or moral, to the prompt and faith
ful payment of every dollar. A bill has been
already framed, and will be introduced at an
early day of the session of the Legislature, to
refund the debt and submit it to a vote of the
people, in conformity with the requirements of
the Constitution. The bill will pass by a vote
almost, if not quite, unanimous; and when it
comes before the people, there will be no oppo
sition; but all men, of every shade of politics,
will emulate the exertions of each other in its
advocacy. Of course the refunding and consti
tutionalizing of the debt will not render it any
more obligatory upon us to pay it; but it will
satisfy the holders of o ir securities that there
is no disposition, on the part of California, to
avail herself of her own violation of her own
laws, to avoid the payment of money which
she obtained contrary to her Constitution.
Some excitement has been created by the
discovery of a system of peculation on the part
of the treasurers of some of the counties, and
other officers charged with the collection of
State revenue, in paying into the Treasury de
preciated State warrants instead of the cash
received by the in from taxation. It is suppos
ed that this fraudulent practice has been gen
eral, and that the State, as well as tax-payers,
has been wronged out of a large amount. Le
gal proceedings have been commenced against
officers in some cases.
The weather for the last fortnight has been
favorable to the mining interests; a large qucs
tity of rain, and in some districts heavy snows
have fallen. The indications are of a prosper
A paper mill is lo be erected in Marin coun
ty. The company has an ample capital.
Our municipal affairs are somewhat disor
dered, in consequence of the peremtory change
from one sysUm of policy to another, inaugu
rated by our new city government The reck
less, bap-hazard way in which everything has
heretofore been done ; the prodigal waste of
the public funds, and the creation of debts for
every species of service rendered the city, have
been suddenly checked, and the consequence
is inconveniently and embarrassingly felt in our
dark, muddy and dilapidated streets. But we
are not getting into debt, neither are the funds
squandered any longer; therefore, we may hope
to get out of our difficulties, and bring order
out of confusion and economy out of waste.
The heaviest snow storm ever here if not
in fact, the only one occured on Monday, the
29th ult The snow fell probably for an hour
or two, and covered the summits of the hills
adjacent to the city. The Contra Costa range
of mountains were covered several inches deep,
and the snow has not yet entirely disappeared.
The city was visited by a severe gale of
wind a lid neavy rain on tne night ot toe 3Utb.
The waters of the bay were greatly agitated,
but no damage of ,a serious character occurred
to the shipping.
iiiere were o3"tires in the city during 1850 :
loss iuo,ou less, we oeueve, man during
anv previous year since 1848.
Under the present charter the expenses of
the city government have been decreased $725,
937 in six months.
The Fourth District Court has ordeied a
dividend of two cents on the dollar, to be paid
to the creditorsof Adams & Co., from the funds
in the hands of the Receiver.
The Panama Star, of the 19th inst, announ
ces' the arrival cf the steamer Columbus from
Punta Arenas on 6th January. The news she .
brought had in a great measure been anticipa
ted, and is evidently derived rrom Costa Rlcan
authority. It chiefly alludes to an attack by
the Costa Ricans on a detatchment of Walker's
forces who was Rested at Hipp's Point, at the
mouia or me aerapique. ine party consisted
of 120 men, who floated down the San Carlos
on rafts. On the morning of the 23d Decem
ber the expedition was hauled into a creek
near Hipp's Point, to refresh the men, previous
to attacking Walker's post of fifty men and
A road or track was soon cut towards the
flank and rear of Walker's post which tbey
silently reached. The signal (a single shot)
was given. The Costa Ricans rushed with the
bayonet with horrid yells upon their surprised
foes, and in a half a minute resistance was at
an end. A panic had seized them. Some
were bayoneted the rest sprung off the bank
into the deep and rapid river. One brave
officer (Captain Tbompsou) did all that mortal
man could do, to rally the men, but in vain
the onslaught was too sudden and overpow
ering to admit of a resistance. Captain Thomp
son only ceased his exertions after he received
a second severe bayonet wound. His very en
emies admiring his signal gallantry, liberated
him subsequentlyat Greytowa, whre also they
did all in their power to alleviate his sufferings.
One man besides Captain T. was saved from the
river, and five escaped into the forest The
rest are said to have perished..
A sufficient force having been left to guard
Hipp's Point, the rest of the adventurous band
again committed their lives to the precarious
chances of the river upon the same rafts, which
had now become ricketty and insecure. They
arrived close to Greytown about 2 o'clock on
the morning of the 24th. Here a train fortune
favored them. For a steamer was just getting
up tier steam to ascena me river. De was im
mediately taken with three others.
By dawn of day the steamers were taken
without loss, and the Costa Ricans also in pos
session of Punta Castiila, for Punta Arenas.")
which they have always claimed as belonging
to tneir country.
At the same time, the inhabitants of Grey
town became aware of the presence of this un
expected invasion. The place was soon in
confusion and commotion. One party, the
tnoBt numerous, threatening violence to the for
eigners la tne place, (mostly Americans,) un
der the cry of " Viva Costa Rica." However,
tne omcers commanding toe expedition dis
countenanced any and every hostile attemnt
against the inhabitants of Greytown, and left
me place next morning in tne captured vessels.
in me meantime, me u. o. uonsui made an
application to the officer commanding the Brit
ish quadron at Greytown, "to protect the pro
perty of Capt. Joseph N. Scott, agent for
Messrs. Charles Morgan Jc Son, of New York,
from a forcible seizure by a force of Costa Ri
cans, under the command of Col. Joaquin Fer
To this Capt John C. Ersklne, senior officer,
replied from on board the Oi ton, dated the 24th
l ooo, mat He Had taken steps by Iand-
ing a party of marines from one of her majes-
iys snips i? protect m; persons ana private
poverty ox Capt Joseph N. Scott, his family,
and all citizens of the United States of Amer
ica; whi:h the officer ol the Costa Rica lorce.
now at PurU Arenas, also assured him should
be placed in no peril. Then, as regards the
capture of the steamers, Capt Erskine, in
continuation, very judiciously expressed him
self as follows :
To prevent all misapprehension, I think it,
However, ngnt to state mat tne steamers and
other property belonging to the Accessory
iransii company, neing at mis moment the
subject of a dispute between two different Com
panies, the representatives of which are on the
snot, and one of them authorizing the seizure.
I do not feel justified in taking any steps which
may eneci tne interests or eitner party.
With respect to the participation ot a force
of Costa Ricans in the seizure and transfer of
the steamers alluded to, I must observe that
these steamers having been for some montbB
past employed in embarking in this port and
conveying to me parties witn wnom Uosta ill
ca is now carrying on active nostiltties, men
and munitious of war; it appears that as a
non-belligerent, I am prohibited by the law of
nations rrom preventing tne execution of such
an operation by a belligerent pirty.
I have the honor, &c,
JOHN E. ERSKINE,
Cant, and Sr. Officer.
To B. S. Cottrell, Esq., U. S. Consul at Grey
December 24, 1856.
On ascending the river, (when off the mouth
of the river San Carlos,) which as before
stated, is a tributary of the river San Juan.
one of the steamers was dispatched to ascer
tain if General Jose Joaquin Mora, (brother of
iue rresiaent or uos'.a itica,;. oad arrived at
the embarcadero with the main body of the ex
peditionary army ; and if so, to report the suc
cess of the expedition to Greytown, so that
measures raignt immediately be taken for car
rying promptly into effect the second part of
the plan of operations. On proceeding up the
San Carlos, five men, placed on a raft as
videttes, became so frightened by th noise
and appearance of the approaching steamer,
(never Having before seen or imagined the like,)
plunged into the river, and were drowned in
the attempt to reach the btnk. General Mora
was found at his post, with 800 men, followed
by the tear guard of 300, who have since also
arrived. In addition to these, two transport
corps of CuO men are alternately employed in
carrying provisions, ammunition, Jtc, from the
interior to iue emoarcauero.
Having now the four river steamers at com
mand, the Castillo Rapids and the steamers
John Oiden and Ruth, were soon taken by Gen.
Mora. He then moved up to Fort Sail Carlos,
which, with the large steamer and detachment
or men mere, was also taken by stratagem.
Then the two .lake steamers, San Carlos and
Virgin, not aware of these occurrences, came
across me take w.tn passengers from Califor
nia, and were also taken by Gen. Mora, who
generously sent the passengers on to Greytown
in iue captureu steamers.
Thus the second part of the plan of opera
tions was completely successful.
The third and last part of this well contrived
campaign is as follows:
Gen. Mora having now 1,400 men (exclusive
of the land transport corps) expected 500 more
at tne emoarcadero or tan uarios, who doubt
less have arrived long smce. The river was to
be occupied by 800 of these, backed by artillery
ana ureasiworKS, ana supported ay me steam
ers, while Gen. Mora was to move up to La
Virgin with 1,100 men and occupy the transit
Meanwhile Gen. Canas having retired from
Rivas upon Masaya, (where the allied generals
have been mispending both time and opportu
nity in discussions,) Rivas was occupied by
Walker. His forces are estimated, by his
friends, at 1,200 by his enemies at 800. In
either case it is well known that about 300 are
on the sick list. By last official accounts Gen.
Canas was nominated commander-in-chief of
the allied forces. He was on his march back
to Rivas with 1,000 men, (leaving the remaining
aiueu torces to ioiiow as occasion might re
quire,) where he would arrive just about the
same time when Gen. Mora would reach La
Virgin, near Rivas, with 1,100 men and the
Earthquake at Panama. At about five
minutes to 10 o'clock on the night of the 13th
inst, the inhabitants of Panama were startled
from their slumbers by two consecutive shocks
of an earthquake, the latter of which was very
sensibly felt, and created considerable conster
nation. No serious damage was sustained.
From Carthasena and Bogota.
ANTICIPATED RK VOLUTION.
Th Panama Star has received a private let
ter, dated Carthagena, January 6. Hon. Mr.
Morse arrived there on the 20th ult sml left
the following morning for Honda. On the 31st
ult. the city seemed on the eve of a revolution.
own g to -ne acting or in lonowers of the two i
contending Governors of the province,
der to prevent bloodshed, li'n. Jimtnez reeifr.eil
firovisionaliy,and submitted tne qr.-3Ucn of the
egaltty of his election to the Supreme Court.
On the 1st inst, the temporary Governor, Calvo,
was installed. The general impreasion is that
a revolution is about to break out both there
and at .Bogota, tending to form a Federal Gov
ernment, and to upset the Osptra administra
The American ship Henry, of "Waldelboro'j
Me., entered tne port of Uarthagenaon the 30th
ulL, twenty days after leaving Apin wall, from
St. Domingo, having lost her captain, C. D.
Farren, and her mate, from fever. AH her
sails were gone.
Melancholy Occurrence. Mr. Jacob
Binder, of Macon, Georgia, having become a
lunatic, a friend started to bring him to our
Asylum. On Wednesday last, when the car
stoppea at urangeourg depot, ne managed to
get out, ano to escape tne vigiiarce of his at
tendant. The latter followed hia from place
r , , i. ,, . . . , .. .
iu piace, out coma not overtake mm, and on
Thursday be procured the assistance of several
persons to prosecute the search. After tracing
mm tor Borne time uy nis tracts, tits body was
iounu, arowned in a mill pond. fjolumbia S.
We find the following telegraph dispatch
in the St. Louis papers of the 3d inst.:
Augusta, Ga., February 1. The 'up train
on the Gesrjria railroad met with a frightful
accident about seventeen miles from this city.
Some forty passengers were injured. Governor
Johnson, of Tennessee, had his arm (broken,
and two ladies were seriously injured.
Washington. January 31. House Mr.
" i . n t ik. r, . tit T1 :i
ported, a bill fixing the boundaries of Minne
sota, and authorizing the people thereof to form
for themselves a Constitution and State Gov
ernment. The bill provides for the admission of Mln-
nesoto into the Union on a footing with the
original States according to the Federal Con
stitution, and for an election to be held on the
first Monday in June for delegates to a Con
vention to form a State Constitution, and in
the event of the people deciding in favor of the
State Goverement, the Marshall shall proceed
to take a census of Minnesoto, with a view of
ascertaining the number of Representatives
sue is entitled to under me present census.
The same provisions are in this bill as ii
former ones of a similar character, relative to
public lands for education, tc, to be assented
to as obligatory on both Minnesota and the
Mr. Graw said the proposed Stale embrare
7,000 square miles, leaving West of the bound-
ary iino au,uuu square miles to be hereafter
erected into a government by the Indian name
Mr. Phelps did not desire to Impede the nro.
gress of the bill but wished to know how much
or tne proposed territory lies on the west of
the Missouri river.
Mr. Graw replied about three-fourths.
Mr. Phelps said that Mr. Graw had frequent
ly advocated the sanctity of compacts, and he
Mr. Phelps wished to know whether Mr. Graw
believed in the sacredness of the ordinance of
Mr. Graw replied certainly.
A motion to table the bill was then voted
down by a large majority.
Senate. Debate followed respecting the pol
icy towards the Indian tribes on the Pacific
Amendments were then acrreed on the an.
propriation of nearly $700,000 for the restora
tion ana maintainance or peace sc., in Oregon
and Washington Territories.
Without further action on the bill, the Senat.
took up and adopted Mr. Houston's rennlntinn
calling on the Presi-ient to furnish the number
and causes of desertions from the Navy, since
the passage of the act providing for the effi
ciency of the Navy.
House. The bill was then passed by a vote
of 93 against 74.
Mr. Graw, from the committee on Territo
ries, reported a bill for the relief of the people
of Kansae, declaring all purported laws passed
by the legislature assembled at Shawnee Mis -
sion null anH vni.I f- th. .,.
members thereof were elected through violation
of the Organic Act and usurped powers and
enacted cruel and expressive statutes.
Mr. Phelps resumed, saying, that by the fifth
article of that ordinance, provision was made
for five States out of the Korth West Territory,
which have long since been organized, now an
other was proposed.
Mr. Graw thought this came with a bad
grace frvm Mr. Phelps, considering the Platte
country was taken, and included within the
litnj'a of Missouri.
Mr. Phelp3 explained. He did not regard
the ordinaece of 1787, or the compromise of
1820 as sacred compacts.
Mr. Boyce asked whether Minnesota, had
sufficient population for a State.
Mr. Graw said that it would be about the
size of Missouri, and that her population was
between 470,000 and 200,000.
The bill provides for holding a new election,
and any person offering his vote must prove,
by his own oath, that he is a bona fide settler,
and by the oaths of tw6 legal'voters that he has
been for more than one month preceeding the
election an actual resident of the Territory,
and fifteen days aresident of his election district
. ,viia mak ut
fines rrom 5,000 to $2,500, and imprisonment
from ten to twelve months, to be imposed on il-
icjja. tuicia, uiauiruance or control or tne polls
by armed organized bauds, and for willful re-
ception of illegal votes by those appointed to
.mi. uiiuian movea to lay tne oiu on the
table, but the House refused to do sa by a vote
of 86 against 92.
Mr. Kunkle said he could not consent to
sweep away the whole code of Kansas laws,
and appealed to Mr. Graw to withdraw his de
mand for the previous question, that he (Kun
kle) might offer a substitute, repealing all ob
Air. Campbell, of Ohio, wished to make an
amendment, allowing none but citizens of the
United States to vote.
Mr. Letcher wanted the bill to go where it
could be seen and discussed.
Mr. Graw moved that the bill be recommit
ted, pending which the House toot up the bill
authorizing the inhabitants of Oregon to form
a Constitution and State Government, prelimi
nary to admission into the Union.
The provisions of the bill, with the exception
of the boundaries, are similar to those in the
Minnesota bill. It gives one representative to
Mr. Graw said that the bill gives Oregon
53,000 square miles, and that the population
now was about 90,000.
Mr. Whitney wished to confine the voting to
citizens of the United Sta
what he could to prevent them from maklne
vuMOLimuuuo Aui American citizens.
Mr. Graw replied that the Uws of Oregon
did not allow aliens to vote, nor do they claim
Mr. H. Marshall offered an amendment,
xvhich was agreed to by a vote of 71 against
49, confining the suffrages at the election for
delegates to frame a constitution lo citizens of
the United States.
rhe bill subsequently passed and the House
Washigton, February 2. Senate The sub
ject was postponed, and after a brief debate,
On motion of Mr. Bigler, a resolution was
adopted for the appointment of a Committee
to ascertain and report the mode of examining
the votes for President and Vice Tresident, and
of notifying persons of their election.
Messrs. Bigler, Benjimin, and Foote were
appointed on the part of the SenaU, and the
Home having cowcurred In the resolution, is
represented by Jones of Tennessee, Washburne
01 .udine, r uner or Pennsylvania, Liter and
The Senate then resumed the consideration
of the Indian Appropriation bill and passed it
with many amendments, among them the fol
lowing : securing to the Kev York Indians,
who emigrated to Kansas under the treaty of
Buffalo Creek, the quantity of land to which
they are entitled, including the improvements,
the residue of the tract to constitute a part ot
the public domain ; and separating the office of
Governor from that of Indian Affair. Ad
House. The House took up the bill estab
lishing the collection districts of the United
States, designating the ports of entry and de
liver, and codifying and remodelling the reve
nue system generally.
The friends of the measure desired its imme
diate passage, the subject having been before
Congress for several years. Others exclaimed
that they had not read it, and hence were un
willing to act now on a measure of such vast
It was postponed till Monday next.
Mr. Pelton, from the Committee on Com
merce, reported back the bill authorizing the
President to procure a suitable steam revenue
cutter, and appropriating $150,000 for that
The House concurred in the Senate's amend
ment, striking out the original provision, "it
shall be stationed at New York and used for
the purpose of rescuing shipwrecked persons."
The bill now awaits the action of the Presi
dent. 3Ir. H. Marshall, from the Committee of Ju
diciary, reported a bill dividinz Texas into two
Mr. L.etcner said the present Judge, watrous.
. . . , - T1 , . ,. '
i3 m icb complained of. Where does he live ?
3ir. xuarshall replied, In
the Eastern district.
ine Dill passed.
Mr. Barber, from the Committee of Judicia
ry, reporteda resolution that John B. Watrous,
District Judge for ttie District of Texas, be im
peached for high crimes and misdemeanors,
pending which the House adjourned.
g" We copy the following from the Dan
dridge Statesman, of the 23d ult:
Melancholy Death. On Friday evening of
last week, Mr. John Cline, while in a state of
intoxication, drank and over-dose of laudanum
and peppermint, from the effects of which he
died, about two o'clock in the morning, at the
store of W. & T. Harris, in this place.
Horse Meat in Paris. The French restau
rants are just now serving up horse meat as
one of the greatest "delicacies of the
and the French journals have a good deal to
say on the subject. In Berlin, aiso.
is considered a great luxury. A gentleman an
American who has recently been residing in
that city, assures us that, cooked in vinegar,
it is Deiier man oeei or venison t and anrh it
the rage for it amonz epicures, that a cnod fat
horse will brins more n.onev In f ha rmfrhr
shambles. than when sold for anv other mimosa.
Th mthnrili.i I.-,... ,J- i! ir.
... u.u,v,mi.a unit (iiftuc lb 41 OUCUSCj fJUU-
ishable by fine and imprironaent, for a horse
to be killed in Berlin without a nhvalciac's
certificate that the animal was not diseased.
How lone will it be before our crourmands. with
European tastes, will effect a fashionable relish
for horse flesh ? There is little doubt but our
Bausace manufacturers have Ion? since learned
the art of converting horse into hog, even if
they have spared us from the luxury of " ths
lower animals." Ai w York Jdirror,
The Naval Sefora Sill.
The following is tlje Naval Reform Bill,
which passed the Senate at the last session,
and which, by a vote of 159 to 50, passed
the House of Representatives, and now
awaits the signature of the President to become
Sec. 1. That upon the written request, made
within ninety days after the passage hereof, or
within thirty days after the return of any officer
absent from the United States at the time of
the passage of this act by any officer of the
iiavy who was dropped, luriougnea or retired,
by the operation of the act of the 28th of Feb
ruary, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled
" An act to promote the efficiency on the Navy,"
the secretary otthe Navy shall cause the phys
ical, mental, professional and moral fitness of
such officer for the naval service to be investi
gated by a court of Inquiry, which shall be
governed by the laws and regulations which
now govern courts of Inquiry ; and the said
court shall, in their finding, report whether the
said officer, if he has been dropped from the
rolls of the navy, ought to be restored, wheth
er to the active list or the reserved list, and if
the latter, whether on leave of absence or fur
lough pay; and in case the officer making
the written request, as aforesaid, shall have
been placed on the reserved list, then the Court,
on their finding, shall report whether the said
officer ought to be restored to the active list,
or, if not restored, whe'her he ought to remain
on the retired list on leave of absence or far
lough pay; and the finding of the Court shall,
In all cases, be snhmitted a the President of
the United States, ana, if approved by him, in
the case of a dropped officer, where restoration
has been recommended, such officer shall be
restored to the active list, to occupy that po
sition ahd rank In the navy which be would
have occupied had he not been retired under
the action of the late Naval Board ; or he
shall remain upon the retired list on leave of
absence or furlough pay, according to the find'
ing of the Court, asapproved by the President
i-tuviueu, mdi me omcers so restored or
placed on the reserved list shall be aDnotnled
to their places, respectively, by the President,
ujr auu mui iue dunce ana consent or me sen
ate. Sec. 2. That the operation of lhe present law
limiting the number of officers of the navy shall
be suspended so far as to authorise the restora
tion, within one year from the passage of this
act by the President, by and with ths advice
and consent of the Senate, of offieen renerved
or dropped under the operation of the act of
1 the 28111 ?f Jebra7 1855, entitled, "An act
to promote the efficiency of the Jiavyt" Pro
. ., , Tk.Hl V.lliT . ' ..
iucu, iuu iucic Juan ue no lurtner promotions
or appointments in any erade. after such restor
ation shall have been made thereto, until such
rrade in the active service shall be reduced to
the limit now prescribed by law. That when
any such officershall be restored to the nary,
by and with the advice and consent of the Sen-
ate, tne omcer so restored shall occupy that
Eosition and rank In the navy which he would
ave held had he not been retired, furloughed,
or dropped, by order of the President, on the
report of the '.Naval Board ; Provided, further,
That any dropped officer who may be, in the
opinion of said court, entitled to be placed on
the retired or furloughed list, may be thus
placed by the President, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate.
Sec. 3. That officers who were dropped, as
aforesaid, and-who shall not be restored to the
naval service within one year from the nassaze
with the advice and consent of the Senate, tn
j -... w . M. I IU ivusu IV tuc 1 .'
February 28, 1855, entitled "An act to promote
Vi o aa filial Art n IK V JJ - I A
1 "'""' T. " renaers reservea
oflicera 'ineligible to promotion, be and the same
t : r- "
A ?ECI 171(5 res?ed officers may be promo -
ted,on reserved list, by and with the advice
"" consent 01 uie senate, dux no sucn promo
tion shall entitle them to pay beyond that to
which they were entitled when so reserved, nor
...it it i v . . , . . .
Bhall they by such Promotion take anvhichr
rank taan they would have taken had they been i
" f. u. ac"ye f" 01 me navy ; ana
nothing in this act or the act to which this is '
an amendment shall be so construed as to nre- I
elude officers on the reserved list from wearing
the uniform of their grades respectively.
Sec. 5. That captains in command of squad
rons shall be denominated flag officers.
Sec. 0. That all officers who may be restored
to active service, under the provisions of this
act, shall be entitled to draw the same pay
they were drawing at the time they were re
tired or dropped, for and during the time of
such retirement cr suspension from the active
Stopping Newspapers. An exchange
says : " When a man gets mad and stops his
Eaper, he always borrows the next number of
is neighbor, to see if the withdrawal of his
patronage hasn't killed the editor and dressed
the columns in mourning. This grows out of
the fact that none try to show their spite in
this way but the kind of people who imagine
that the world rests on their shoulders."
groes at Auction.
ON THOBSDAT NEXT, the 12th last., atlO o'clock.
A. M . I ill sell at mi auction rooms,
ConsUtlng of Men. Women Bjys and Girls, FieH Hasds
and House Servants. Sile positiTe ; terras cash.
G. B. LOCKE,
feb7 Auctioneer and Real Kstate Broker.
Oil Paintings at Auction.
ON TUESDAY, the 10th !nt.. at 19 o'clock, I will tell
at my Auction Room, 262 Mam street a flae let ot
Oil Palalings. Sile positirr, and withcut resene ; terms
cash. Persons wlshlni to boy line pa'ntings wonid do
well to be on hand, as the en.lre stock will be s ski t close
on- G. K. LOCKE,
feb7-tds Acetkmeer and Real Karat Br-.ker.
I WILIs SBLI.
rov tliccxt Three aontbs,
At 25 per Ccnl. Below Usual Prices,
AT . B. LOCKE'S.
A LACGR assortment cf the above named socdi, at
prices which will satisfy all who may favor ne with
EJ All poods warranted at represented.
C-antry merchants, five me a call before purchasing
53" Auction sals every nljht.
. . TIIOS. J. HARRIS,
ttW-lw I6I Main ttreet.
"pOOMenoagh bring on jonr furniture tndtverythinj
JX e'se you want the value Ior. Nothing else to f but
to wait on you. M. 0. CATCH & SOS,
LOOK SfTAItP !
TTE bare fer tale a So. 1 NEGRO (II rt lrhtMt
years old, Cock, Washer and Ironer. Don't all
peax ai once, but tpeak quick.
M. C. CATCE & SOS.
FOUR BRICK- TENEMENTS on the comer of
Hernando and South streets; one BRICK HOOSE
on DeSoto, between Vance street and Btown's
Avenue all two stories hleh with Ivn .fipv
porches, latticed and all new. with No. 1 imnrnvnn.nt.
Also, a small FRAME BJILOING, on South street, and
tome Ave hundred feet of vacant sronnd on the Overton
tract. If this properly it not sold by SATDRDAT. the
tQfti " I. . V. . - i . . .. . . ..
v irauiij, pnraie sale, it will oe sold on th:
premltet at public tale. Terms liberal. For any lnfor
u.uuu myyij w a. AU.AL1., or
. THOMAS B
A. Waliaci:, Auc'r.
GREAT SALE OF
FINE YOUNG MULES I
WE will tell on THURSDAY. February 2S. at
No. S3 Madison ttreet, Memphis, thirty w II
nroke young J1ULK3, wru selected, all in One
order, harms Just cled a c.ntract of kvrtn:
the Tazoo Pass, illit Also, thirty CARTS and HAR
NESS, nearly new. Now is the time for Planters and
Railroad Contractors and others. In want of No. 1 Mulet.
all young and sound. Now look .harp I Step on a boat
or ci-rs, and be In time for one of the lucky number te
ret I strains. Terms cash.
Also, added : 8 Xules; 4. Carts and Harness on CO tr
90 days time.
31 . C. CATCE it SON,
General Auctioneers and Real Estate Broken.
Jj- Rnanirtr and Ercnlnr Newt copy. febd
milli ttrtngthof our firm wat increased on the first
A da of the present year by the addition of three of
FRANC Q BIKGHAK of the Sales department J
SAM M JOBE, of the Watch department ;
GEORGE W DICKINSON, ot the Vanufacturlnz de
We are determined not to be found lackln; In energy tr
accommodation for the benefits ana wanu of our cus
Onr stock will always bo found large and well assorted.
Our meant are ample for the manufacture ot tuch arti
cles as belonir to our line ana are not usually trpt in
stare, such artlc'ei as are somewhat foreign to the fash
Ions, or tuch articles at may be needed to suit any pecu
liar taste. -The
style ot eur firm will be, as heretofore,
ftbfi J E. ilKRBIltAN & CO.
HICKS, TEBEY & ANDEBSON
Have Just received, direct from ths manufacturers,
GEXTLEMEXS' CLUMP SOLE GAITERS
A New Article; also.
Gents' Fine Pump Boots.
THREE MOLES, two Carts and Harness,
cheap for cash, tr short paper. Apply to Dr.
RODGERS. on corner ot Mais - and Talbott
litrtttt, South XemphlJ, lebi-Iw
ueicvi, eudii oe entltiea to receive one year's i wtn secaniies, im iota February. 1SSS, saM
duty pay of their grades, respectively ; and the ! J.8!"""? .P!rt .f the fi5.' PTO,nt on raet or Lad
PrsiSent shall be ud he is herebv ZnthorizM. ' 22"!!? ! u Mt
D. T. ASH, Manager
H. Ii. JOHNSON", Treasurer
PoilUTtlr tbe lit aljbt of tbo ylrr Star. "
MISS MAGGIE MITCHELL!!
riRST SIGHT OF " OUR MAGGIE."
QATURDAT EVRXING, Feb. 7th, will b preienttd
kj rujnm-ieomtar ririih new letnca. n n n-
,.u.KiPriii,ir mii MiicBrii, nd entitled
w. w, JxsiMwiia iorgs lad discei.)
Mfea Mitchell; Mr. Creenwoo. Mr. Brxloai Pike, Mr.
lanipoeu; auine oa;e, Mr l. Ctalfiefct Pre, Urn la
which, the iticceurul trarletu of ANTIIOtfT AVD CLE
OPATRA. Cleopatra. Mix Mltefeeil; Anthony, Mr. Kt-
mii nu cauicriwm inera Htjrifn. DANCE,
Kju ty 0ShlfI. Mln Mitchell.
Tuesday next, Qraad Complimentary Benefit to D. T.
ADMSlSIOn. Boxes, ; Parqnelte, SI: Steosd
Uan. 60 centa ; Colore: Gallery. 55 cent,
A CARD THEATRICAL,.
"ATISS EATK TAILOR wosld reipeettnMy aaaaase to
X A. toe ciiuena ot Mtmotila that ter BINSFIT will
txe place on MONDAT EVENING. tbrairr 9th. A
rare selection of Pieces and 3u;lnc and Dancing; wm
nro prozrimme, wmtn in- traits will meet who
Out Ior Congress.
WE are aatborlxed to annoanceP. A. STOCKIXGER,
of Payette, as a candidate for Ciafress en the
Whit and American ticket, soaiect to the Ccnreattoo.
LOVER'S FESTIVAL !
ST. VALENTINE SUPREME !
GEO. PATT1SOX 4. CO., In aatlcipatiln cf St. Valen
tine's Day. (Pebrsary 14th,) bare prsrHed themselves
with an nnnsual larf e stock of
Valentines sad Valeatina Statiaaery.
-!!..'. n.a3 1 wmie, LaTlni, Senttmeatal alt styles
VALEXTIJJE CARDS, neat and f iprtnire.
Be lore aDd call at SSS
Socth at Walker's Block.
MAIX STREET, first deer
3IELAIX0TVPES ! MELAIXOTTFES
JESnOSG3 GALLERT crowded daUy crest, uh for
jls tee jumnoiype. Tney are aoHc- the a.hrotTB-,
Daznerreotype.or Sphereotype. THET WIl.j NEVER
Beware! SpnrlocalmlUtloaa ar beini ma.VMackn
piper, une unwary are lUNe to tw imposed t non wHh
the worthiest counterfeits.
ene cenmneBnlfssUkrn ty TV. H. DeSHOXG, be
uiui iue nasiiTi iiioi or xmpiu, for the Melaln
wyperauni. Gallery, 181 Main street, opposite the
Fine Teas and Chocolate.
! feb7-2w wavd & jones. S29Main-st.
Cooper'r Isinzlns and ftelntin
A LAltGK snpplyot Cooper's Isinglass and Sparkling:
uci,iu, iue saie lew to close ine lot. By
te7-2w WARD Jt. JONES, 119 Xsia-t
rfC( OZ5. Sclph. Qalalne, (Parr's.)
I UU 25 on. Morphine,
ltf " aeet
Por sale br
WARD & JON'KS. 219 Maln-st.
rnpHIS Is to warn all persons against trading- for a not
i fxecniea ion. a. auib.j. w. Royittr and M. T.
. v wnr AWT.
A. i. hisxt.
' JOjLlAND & CO.,
n Tntr-r? Tat A m?NTrnO
, IjrHrJLN Jlitii.JLi ALriiiJN O
1 -il t
I OJLLOC3 X O JL iS
! L,ITTL,E RUCK. 'ARK
i . -.
EFitRTO J Cnoz Walker, Miles Owen and Capt.
..'hsrlee Pfcnrch r.K-,.
, Q-A'ews, Bnonirer and Pawlkes' Zxnras. codt tin
JAMJES LOW & CO..
11S Main Street, Louisville. Ky..
A RE now receiving their Stock of Dry Goods for the
rxcomlos Spring Sales, to which they iarite the atten
tion of dealers. Tneir purchases ot American, domestic
goods hare been made under the mast favorable circum
stances, for cah, befere the advance, which will ena-
Die imo io oner tnaocementt tn the purchase ot these
goods net to be surpa.seOy any dry goods concern In
me unitea states.
We flatter ourwlves to be able to sell Domestic Goods
fully as low as they can, at present, be purchastd iron
th- Dry Geods Commission limes in the Eastern mar
kets. We win have on hand ot oar own direct lmporta-
uon rrom jurope, a large ana well-selected stock of Jic-
oneis, -win nam. Nainsook, Mn lins. Cambric. Linen.
Uambris, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Gloves, English Black,
Biatfc an White, and Black and Gray Prists. Preneh
Plate Prints. English 4-tths. Purple and Chocolate Print.
togther with a foil assortment ot Coeds suitable for
raen'e wear Examine our s tocfc before making your nur-
chases, and yon will find that we hare made nostate.
raents that we aro not tolly able to make soed Ieb7-d2m
K (.(Hi K A K IinilK INfirSTlir.
-a,w-akF a w
nvuiiu Cto if 4l av tu li;ljul Y ,
Jt&JtClT JLj JL'Jii
1 rm -w-B -r-K . m
3Iain-St., 3d Door below Union,
ARE prepared to fill all orders In the
House Carpentering and Farsitur bssl
ness with neatness ami dispatch.
Repairing and Tarnishing executed la
the test slyie.
Giv ns a call.
we warraat all work dene In our shop.
MAN" tllS OTO
CHINESE SUGAR CANE.
rpiTIS Cane will grow on any land anltableforcorn. it
J. yields 600 gallons of superior syrup to the acre, and
will produce fifty thousand pounds cf fod l r. It also
ripens two crops of seed la use teaos, and Is tht most
valuable crop brought to this country since the Introduc
tion of totton.
l small quantity ot the above valuable seed on con
signment, aad In packages each containing .ancient seed
to plant half an acrr, at 31 25 per package. Fer inrther
particulars set paaphleta. turalihed gratis by theagenta.
LOW.NES. ORGILL &. Co.,
feb7 Not. 13 and 14 Front Row.
ipUE great demand Ut our flae lmpo'tnl GUNS in-
JL duced us to re-order a superior lot, which sr Jatt to
hnd fiom the London makers.
DOUBLE DCCC GCN3, fine lamlstted tted larreti
to s dore. 31 to to iuchet long.
FINE GCNS, made ky Smith Sl Tewntead, Greener,
White &.T&mptjn, noiut . s&ratn, etc , etc.
FINK GTNS, In Oak Case. with futures otmptete.
PINE GCNS, In Kahogany Casts, with flxlsres com.
Also, a f all assortment of both SINGLE and DOCBLE
GUNS, which we whl sell low te the tradt.
Assorted Beret andLengths. Alto.VIaie, Sharp's ini
COLT'S REPEATERS, IUS lathes, with r wtthest
COLrS REPEATERS, extra fins, with Pearl aad Ivory
COLTS REPEATERS, new pattern.
COLT'S ARVT and NAVT REPEATERS.
Sillnl i WESSON'S QUGSQ REPEATERS.
DEAN ADAMS i DEAN'S PATENT PITOL.
FRENCH SALOON or PARLOR PISTOLS, asserted
Derringer Pistols, Revolver of tH sizes. Single Barrel.
vest rocket, seir-tcxins rmoii.
ire hare alto Jnst received a mil s-pplr ot Flasks,
Belts, Pouches, among which are some entirely new pat
terns, and the Patent Safety PowJ'r Flask
13 and It Front Ro,
ft b7 New Terk Once. 41 Piatt street.
LECTURES OX SPIRITUALISM.
HON. WARREN CHASE Lectures on this mysterious
and interesting tuhject on FRIDAT kVENING,
February Sth, at 7 K Velock, and on SUN DAT, February
Slh. at ICTa.m., and7n r. M.
3 Admlttion, for.expentot, twesty-Sre cents.
ALL persons who letted property at the Navy Tard
are notified to close the tame at onee. The City At
torney can be found at the Mayor! office, until Saturday,
7th. with tht Leaset prepared for the parties to sign.
feM-tt THOM 13 B. CARROLL. Mayor.
E. W. KUCKER,
Surveyor and Draughtsman,
OFFERS bit terriers lo the putllc ami will give
prompt attention to any business connected with bis
vocation. He may be found at hit office on the wit
side of Main street, south of Union, (Greenlaw's Build
ing,) unlet! absent tn professional business.
J. E. Chadwict, Henry G. Smith,
J. M. Previne, Robertson Tepp,
B B. IVaddell, Philip H. Thompsin,
John S. Cltybrook. feb5-ly
WILLIS AND MARRYATT.
Parts of Life Elso Untold,
BT S. T. 'WILLIS.
Xxifo vx3.c1. JtcI Btoiaoo,
BT EMILIA MARRTATT,
And others, at GEO. PATTISON k CO.'S,
Main ttreet, one door south ot Walker's Block.
B. W. ALZXASOES.
.B. J. LA51IK0.
AT.EX ANDES & LANSING,
N03. S3 AND 65 LOCUST STREET,
&axxt Xiouls, 2VXo.
J. J. Murphy, Memphis Cook &. Co., Memphis;
Btrnett a walker, " TbdakGoyer, "
Qiirltt Potter, fbo-6m
" t ' astaju u -- tax a aisiiA--UirT Litia i a rri jaf i in rna mrrtm
OP the condition of the ETN'A INSURANCE COMTA
NI, on the 1st Jin'rr. 1S57 made t jibe State et T n-
nesee, as reqnlred by the law of Mareh 1, 1S56.
ne name or the Corporation is .una Insurance Citn-
piny, located at Hartford, Conn.
ine capital stock i rite Haaarea Thossaaa Dentin,
and la paid sp.
The Assets of the CameaBr are :
Caih in haad and In Pheecsx Bank $ 63,738 8?
Cash on special deposit iu Hartfatd Baaks,
wun accrued lauctst. sj ou
Cash la the haads of and tae ires Ageat aad '
steers .... m sse as
Real Estate aniacaasbvied.... .. 47 033 94
it Mortgage Bieds,7 peroeat. semraaoally 44,666 00
23 " s 2S,ou oa
9 Ioeoae ' 7 " " 4,56V OT
10 Jersey City Water BeBds,'6prccat. KB!-
aaatuHv 19,260 00
10 Hartford titty Beada, S per teat, semt-aa-
Bealy WSO 00
6 MHwaakee Ctty Bead, M per teat sesat-
Moaey (tae tae Cuapaay sectstoit ayMattgage 6,161 OH
uin itrcetvaate........... 2,M9
tee Shares IUrtfrd aad Ntw Havsm RaSitaad
Oempaay Steek 69,009 GtJ
BarbwdP IlV. RasteeadOa, Stack
preferred, lOpereeat. tetefest... 5,169 O)
BaeUa aad We-reeeter Railroad Ca.
Sioe'c 9,600 03
Coiwc scat River Rettfotd C.
CMU-scat River Coeaay Siaek 1360 OH
Sta8d Baak Steek
Crtnaaa' " " Wateraary....
Batve " " Pravtdeaae...
Pbetatx " " HaetfaH
1 8 60
Fame. & Math. E'k Stock.Haitfetd
27 999 03
Kxeaaaze Baak "
B'kot HartteedOa. "
Can. Rreer Btstk "
Hartford Bak -Charter
la. 060 M
MercVt Rx'xe B'k Steak, Sew York
M SOU Ol
MeeWasta '- '
Baak Xortfe Anxrica "
" af America
' af Repaiflc "
" or Com. smith '
" af Sw Tark
Braawa Baak "
IVeftVs Baas. "
Hanover .Baak. "
MatncaUtaJt Baak '
23 60S SO
St 990 04
It 9S 91
Batchers' aad Bravars' Bask Staak,
trt I oil.. ...........
I mfti-n' aad Traders' Baak a ant
.. 3t.tO 03
Asericaa Kxcaaaxe Baak Steak.
New Tock.. ...... .m..h. ...... SS90B 09
Aswiean Kxtkaaga Baak satap
Stock, New Task 2.31 41
Mercstaats' Baak Stack, New Tark Kf 19
Market Baak MW 09
Fkeeatx Baak " - ym 00
" riat ssw oo
Maahattaa Catsaaar " " 69i W
Ctty Baak " " 3 it 09
NaisaaBsak " - Hist 99
Vailed Statoefrast Co" M MeaOSS
X T lilt las. " " tji 09
oiua " ' " - n,m 00
Medsastes aad Treats' Baak Mask
Jersey Ctty 1.5SO 0O
The aawaat af Ltaasltttes doe or sat Sm te 9aak4 ar
oth r creditors aalMag.
Lases adtasted aad tae i ilaHf.
Los tes adjasted aad aetdae .)3,MS S3
Losses Bswgestrd ar cassetted, aadwaMsag
proofs SKS,4I 19
AM ether oibu against the Caaseaay are staajs. tet
Azeats sastraoted te take ae risk eaceedUg $tyBC.
Th greatest amoaet lnsaied ta aay tea atty, taera or
The greatest aatoaat aBawed ta fee iasared la any
ant Mock also varies; the iatesttsa is ta Beat the
lass by aay eae are ta $19 6e9.
The am aat af tu Capital ar earaaaes d-posittd la aay
other State, as secarity fer kstses taereiB ; aapaitat taa
Capital ar earaiaga of this Cosaaaay are that deeastted.
The Charter or Aat af leearperattea aad atnmrtm-mu,
is the sasae as Bled ia Jajy, le6.
TBO. A. ALBXA2TB-BR. Setrttfi.
Sabieribed and sworn betet ase, afeta 7th day af Jaa
RBKRT FOWLBR, JWfttt far Peti.
State or TtuiNcsicr, Comptmllbei'i OrncB.
Nashville, Jaaaary. 190T J
This Is to Certify That the JSTN'A INSORA..CK
COMPANT OK HARTFORD, teeattd at Barttord, la tea
State of Cwineeticat, has emptied with alt the seaasre
mnts of aa act pasted ay lhe General AeeeaMyoi tae
State af Teaeestr, ia March, I860, eatitled " Aa Aat ta
resalale lhe a.eacies ot Iaaaraace Caataaatet net n cor
pora ttd by the State of 7eBaeae," aad that J R.
CHADWIGC M the lejauy aataarieed asest af Mid Cam
paay In the town of Metapais. stale af Teeaeswe.
J. C. LBTTRBLL, CmptreVrr.
Felicir itwed ht the above efct aad reliable Cvmptar
ea as rrattnaMe term as Is consistent with sotvceo and
Loss's eaaitaMy adjatted and praasatty ptsd ad 'bit
hg'ncy J R. CHADW1CK. Aftnt
f7-d6taw3t Madtsea strett, opposite Baioa Balk.
OY the HKK1X 1XSCRAXCE COMPANT af Kirt
ford. Conu , the 31st day ot Becetnwcr, 18, ta aV
Cuciptreller of the State at 7eaaee.
1. The name of the Company it "The Ibceaix rosa
cance Company," aad loeaMd at Hartford, Ostsa.
2. The araoant of itt Capital Stock it $9 OA)
3. The amount of Its Capital Stock paM a it Slav 009
4. The Assets of the Osapany ate at teMaws,
J0 shares Betted Sfte. Trait
I . i 4 1 itnA A C Vt-Si
lieu snares Aawrteaa Excanaga
I Bank stack..........
s Amtaaa Btge M.JS8
119 sharet Bank ef
Bank Stock, Ntw Totk.
119 shares Bank ef
Bank Stock. New Terk, Isa-
crcased capital,) .............. 2 33
200 sbaret olerehaett' Baak
Stock, New Tetk,
160 sharet Metropolitan Btk
Stock. New Terk
232 shares "il echatMC Kask
Stock, New Tetk....
100 shares OeettseMal Bank
Stock. New Terk
TO thares Pkosaix Bask Sek
New Terk l.teO
100 sharet Ocean Bank S oci.
New lerk..... 5.068
12oshtret Psoeatx Bank Stock.
SI tharea SUte Bank Stfk,
60 haret UereaaHle Bank
SS thares Ctty Bank Sleek.
0 tharet OwaeeMtut Rl
Bank Stock. Hartford XMO
19 sharet HarMerd Oeewy
Bank Stock. Hartford ljSSO
60 thares wttttefit' Bank Stock.
"51 thtres Watereury Baak Stock,"
WitMban. fit Rfua .
Waterbury. Ct 1JS9
t shares Stafford Bank Meek.
Stafford. Ot. aft)
ThtCeraptsy held the xeHotrtas Steekt at.GeHattrat
Security for leans, via :
17 tliiiri Ctty Baak SUck,nirt-
U thares Pheeetx Baak Stetk,
49 tharea Charter Oak Bank
73 tharet Ceasrttiest River
Baak Stock, Hartford
7 sharet Hartford Bank Stock,
35 thares Exchange B.ak Steek,
Hartford 1.79 1,S2 50.
17 shares MertaBtHe Bank Sleek,
Hartford 10,700 ltS19
73 sharet Hartrora ueaetyisanK
11 shares Waterbery Bank Stock,
20 shsrrt Clllient' Bank Stetk,
23 shsrea Hone Bank Stock, ittr-
S shares New EBgland Bank
Stock. East nadkara, Ct
Sjm 8 009
SO sbare Htrtterd Carpet Oa.'s
Amount leaned on the above Steekt
BHit Receivable far loins on other approved
Collateral and Personal Security...
Amount leaned on Mortjairsof Real Estate,
Cash In Bank..
Amount due from Atents
Accumulated interest on Investments. ......i
Total Assets $312,39591
S. Ne rlabaitlet to Banks, or other CredHerS- due or
S. No losses adjastrtt anddae.
7. Losses adjusted and noi dee: 7 332
8. Lotset (reported) unadjusted.. 11.M0
. Losses ia suspense, ana waiting further
proofs 3 50
10. All other claims aralnstth: Oempaay... 5,016 12
11. The rule of the Company Is not to exceed 5.009 in
any one risk.
lz The amount Insaml ia asy one city, tows or ril.
lazt.ls indefinite, depenHD.j Upon Its slit, and bow built.
13. The amount tnturek oa any one Mack ef buBdtan.
depends upon ltt conttructten and sltt, tuhject to the
11. Certified Co?y of darter of the Company, at fHd
July, ISM. H. EELLOGG, SfCy.
State or CosKECTicrT.
HARTroa" Co os nr. (
HArt-rrosD. -iauary 17. 1367.
Penonally appeared. H. KELLOGG. Sccretaiy of tht)
Phcenlz Insurance Company, and made oath that the far
going statement, by him subscribed. It true aoeordisz to
hit beat knowledge and. belief.
Before me, GEO. 3. G ILH AN,
Justice of the Peace.
The Comptroller of the State of Tennessee wilt steaie
furnish a certiacat ot authority to W. S. Milton, ot Mee
phis. Tenn, asduly appointed Agent of the Phcenlx Ias'i-
rance Co.. of Hartford, Ct , who presents the ferseoH K
statement ot said Company In canfeimity with an act pas
ed by the Legislature of the Stats ot Tennessee, March I,
laoo. very respecuuny, a. uluuuu,
PLOUGHS ! PLOUGHS 1 1
E are manntacturlng the Bolivar" attd "LirlBg
ton" Ploughs. Persons wantluc them wiH aire mt
a caU. A. STREET & 00-
feb5-daw2n Poplar street.
ATTORN ET AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Memphkt
,Tenn. OSce, south tide of Court Siuare. one dooy
I west of Wallace'! Auction House, uj stairs.