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WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 1857.
THE IH AUGUB 8.TI0K.
To-day is a great day at "Washington City.
Politicians are there from every part of the
Union, and the grandest yet simplest ceremony
under our Constitution will come off. The edict
of the people will be executed in the inaugra
tien of the President elect Thus has our wise
system of Government provided that power
shall peacefully pass into the hands of -the man
of their choice, without disturbance and with
ost pop or ostentation. Our dispatches this
eresise will probably gire the chief incidents
ef the occasion.
THE NASHVILLE BAXKEB.
Allen A Hall, Esq., the veteran editor and
politician, has withdrawn from this paper, and
is aacceeded by Mr. H. K. "Walker, as princi
pal editor. Mr. Walktr has recently pur
chased an interest in the Banner, and his ability
iB bigsly coasseeded by those who know him.
Mr. Hall is oe ef the oldest and ablest edi
tors ia the State, and his party will severely
feel the loss ef his claymore in future contests
for supremacy. We wish him happiness in
his retirement, ami-extend an editorial welcome
to his successor.
HOH. JKO. V. "WEIGHT.
This distiaguished Representative from the
7th Coagressiosal District of Tennessee, an
noeeces himself as a candidate for re-election
to Cefigressin the Nashville Union and Ameri
can. His election by an increased majority is
GOVEESOE OF 2USS0UBI.
The resignation of Hon. Tetjsten Polk of
the GoverBorship of Missouri, to accept of a
seat in the Senate of the United States, to
wfekh be has been elevated by the Legislature
of that State, has devolved upon the people
the necessity of holding another election for
Geveraor. "We learn from the St Louis Leader
that the Democratic party have put in nomina-
tiea Col. Robert M. Stewart, of Buchanan
ceeBty. The Leader refers to the nominee in
the fettewing language :
" While he has ever been true to the faith of
his party asd earnest in its dissemination, he
has been so courteous and forbearing toward
men of all parties, that so man has fewer ene
mies aog his political opponents. As these
?ae sen have delighted in times D&st to rive
btra their support, so now they will come for
ward and vote lor turn lor tne omce of Cover
nor. None but violent and unscrupulous parti-
saBs will oppose mm, simply because lie is a
" Col. Stewart also possesses talents and ac
quirements that render him peculiarly qualified
to ail the eubernatorial chair just at this time.
Originally of a brilliant mind, he has cultivated
it by applying himself to the study of matters
of practical interest to his fellow-citizens and
his country. He is a ready and able debater
en the stump, and we predict for him an effect
ive caarass against his opponent, whoever he
raay be. On the question of improving the re
sources of the State by a judicious system of
isteraal improvements, Col. Stewart is the pio
neer. He has given to the subject his most
thoughts and his best thoughts. The friends
of railroads will find in him an advocate, while
the friends of State credit may rest assured
that he will not allow our noble State to be
breegbt into bankruptcy and repudiation by
any wild and reckless legislation. In fine,
Robert M. Stewart is the man for the times,
asd the aan to lead the Democracy on to an
other briHiast victory, the ead of 3 succession
of triasaphs that have crowned our efforts with
in the past few months."
It is said an extra session of the Vir
ginia Legislature will be called in June.
Ambrose Tomlix was lately killed at
the Bfiak Spriags, in Virginia, by "W. "White,
5?" Dwir the Tear 1856 there were fifty
seven deaths by delirium tremens in the Charity
xiospai at new urieans.
Hob. Samuel Ingham has been unani
measly noasiBated for Governor, by the Demo
crats of Connecticut.
3T A correspondent of the Russelville Her
ald says the peaches in that section of Ken
tucky are all killed. .
Confirmed. The SeBate has confirmed the
appointment of H. F. Coofeb, to be the Sur
veyor of the port of Chattanooga, Tennessee,
vice W. Irving Crandall, resigned.
A bill is before the Louisiana Legisla
tes allowing the head of each family to take
a three dollar newspaper at the expense of the
The Maine Law has been repealed in
Maine, and the Governor of that State says
there was an understanding, in the last elec
tion, that tho question of re-enacting it should
sot be agitated by the legislature this year.
Brajtch Railroad. The Florence Ameri
can says $70,000 have been subscribed in
Florence towards building a Branch Road from
that place to a junction with the Memphis and
Charleston road. $30,000 more are required.
Murbhred. A Pole named Morris Lucas-
tic was murdered in Louisville on Sunday night
week, aBd the bouBe in which the deed was
cearaitted set on fire. The dead body was
taken et before the flames had reached it
Pinaster was the object.
Counterfeit Notes Found. Near Lafay
ette, Indiana, on the 21st, counterfeit notes on
the Bank of Kentucky, at Hopkinsville, to the
aaemt of $14,750, were found. They were
picked" sp near the railroad track, and were
doubtless thrown out of the cars while in mo
Soicibe or a Clergyman. Elder Stephen
Brown, a Baptist preacher of Beaver Dam,
"WiscoBsin, recently terminatedhis existence by
cutting bis throat with a razor. He had just
returned home from a visit to his Eastern
frieeds, and it Is thought that the fatigue and
excitement of the journey had unsettled his in
tellect Libel Case. Mr. Beall, of Kentucky,
Bued the Cincinnati Enquirer company for
libel in charging that he enticed a free negro
from that place to Kentucky, and there offered
him for sale to a negro trader. The damages
claimed were $5,000, and the jury assessed it
Advance in Star Candles. The Louis
ville Journal of the 24th has the following :
"The manufacturers of star candles in this
city have advanced the price two cents per
powd. A dispatch from Cincinnati notes a
corresponding advance in that city."
Curious Spectacle in a Court Room. A
man named Knight is on trial atPoland, Maine,
charged with the murder of his wife. A letter
giving an account of the trial, says:
"Although the day has been stormy, ths
cowt room has been crowded, a very large
number of whom were ladies. The ladies, both
old and joung, bring knitting, crochet and sew
ing work with them, and the hall presents (aside
from the trial) quite a busy appearance."
Death rwm Stabbing. We copy the fol
lowing from the Murfreesboro' Newt, of the
" We learn that John Elrod,of Cannon county,
who was stabbed several times in a fight with
a Eoan named Stovall, in Woodbury, on Wed
nesday, the 11th instant, died of his wounds on
last Thursday. Stovall, who previous to the
death ef El rod had given bail, has, we learn,
since the death of Elrod, left the country. Tne
parties, we understand, were excited by liquor
wbon the fatal contest took place, which has
Mt one ef them in early manhood to his grave
and the other a wanderer through the earth."
gThe Governor of Illinois, in his recent
sewage, expressed the belief that the revenue
of the Illinois Central Railroad will soon pay
the whole expenses of the State government.
Shelby County Agricultural Eoelety.
The Agricultural Society of Shelby county,
pursuant to appointment, met at Exchange
Court-Room, in Memphis, on the evening of
the 2d inst, Col. John Pope, President, in the
Chair, and M. D. L. Stewart, Secretary,
present and acting.
The meeting being called to order, Col. Pope,
in behalf of the Committee of which he is a
member, reports that the Committee has effaet
ed a lease with R. C. Brinkley, of ten acres of
ground in the vicinity of the former residence
of Dr. B. Bagsby,for ten years at $250 per an
num, to be used by the Society as aair ground,
which report was, by the Society, affirmed, and
thereupon F. W. Royster, Chairman of a Com
mittee heretofore appointed, reported that al
though the Committee had viiited comparative
ly a small portion of the citizens of Memphis,
they had been able to raise near $1,200 in sub
scriptions to be appropriated in erecting and
adorning the fair ground of ths Society. The
report was accompanied with the cheering re
marks that said Bum had been readily sub
scribed with assurances that, if necessary,
much more would be added by many.
Oc motion of Col. Thomas J. Finnle, the
Society resolved to inclose the entirety of the
ten acres leased as aforesaid.
On. motion of Col. Finnie, the Secretary was
instructed to publish, with the proceedings of
this meeting, the names of the persons who have
made donations, the amounts subscribed annex
ed to their names and the Committee was re
quested to proceed to solicit further donations.
On motion, a meeting of the Board of Mana
gers was called to be held on the 2d Saturday
of this instant, at the store of W. B. Miller,
for the purpose t framing a premium list
LIST OF DONORS.
La wars, OrrUl & Oe..$100
Whitney It Le-twicti.. M
0. P. Newfey 50
1. T. Gibson 25
J. L StSarcaas 5
C. W. Cherry 15
X. 3. Brace&Co..... 25
PhWer &;to. 10
J. D. Williams 20
T.J. Finnic. 10
James & Br.. ....... 15
Madias & Grans.... 25
D CockreH 100
H.M. Gresvenor. 15
J.J. Wortham $100
Wffl. A. Coxe 60
B. W Thermion 25
A. Woodruff. 2
S. X. Norton 6
I. B. Eirtlanc 10
Tm. Park 10
J D. WTMIimiiCo.... 10
M. D. Deadrtck 8
Sr. Jamts Young...... 25
A. St: ret &. Co 25
A. G. Wbeaton 10
K- J. B L. Wynn CO
W. P. Lewis 20
D. II. Tawnsend C
J. G. EtHud &. Co.. SO
3. D. Armour 6
G. D. Jobnsea 2
And fre-u varies s Dtwrneaoere, their Initiation ft.. 159
And the city papers being requested to pub
lish the proceedings of this meeting, the So
JKO. POPE, Pretident.
M. D. L. Stewart, Secretary.
Fer the Memphis Appeal.
Messrs. Editors : As the time has been ap
pointed for holding the convention to nominate
candidates to represent us in the lower house
of our next General Assembly, I would call the
attention of the Democracy of Shelby county
to Mr. W. H. Allen, as a person eminently
qualified for the position, and one who would
honor the cause of our city and county in the
legislative deliberations of our State. Mr. Al
len has been raised in the county, and there
fore he is fully identified with the interests of
the people of Shelby, and I know of no one
who has higher claims upon the Democracy of
the county than Mr. Allen. He has been with
the party and worked for it from his youth, and
such men should be rewarded.
2?" From the minutes of the Alabama Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
says the Montgomery Mail, we take the fol
lowing statistics :
Number of white members In full
On probation 7.513
Total white members 42,128
Colored members in full connection 17,912
" " on probation 3,627
Total colored members 21,539
Grand total 53,667
This gives an increase from last year of 3,7S9.
g" We copy the following from the Nash
ville Gazette, of last Saturday :
"Railroad Accident Three Persons
Killed Duck River Bridge Broke In. An
accident occurred on the Nashville and Chat
tanooga Railroad about 9 o'clock yesterday
morning, by which the engineer, fireman and
wood passer were killed. It occurred at Duck
River bridge, about sixty miles from this city.
About fifty feet of the bridee on the upper end
next to Normandy gave way, and the engine
and tender went down into the river, bottom
upwards. Two freight cars and a baggage car
were also thrown down the bank; and consid
The names of the persons killed were Robert
wincate, tne engineer, a native of Ohio ; Da
vid Hall, the wood-passer, of Murfreesboro;
ana J. pears, tne lireman, place of residence
CorrepordfnC6 of the Baltimore San.
AVashincton, February 23. An article ap
peared in the Union of Saturday on the subject
of the Dallas-Clarendon treat, which appears
to rente: tne opinions wnicn nave been express
ed in tne fcenate on tnat subject Tne same
facts and views are represented by outside ru
mor as naviog been presented in tne Senate.
The principles on which the treaty is based
are repudiated, and therefore it is idle to pro
pose any amendments to it at any time. The
treaty was within one vote, on Thursday last,
of being postponed till next December, as I
already stated; and this fact shows ttmt it has
not gained but lost friends in the Senate, be
cause, upon a motion for indefinite postpone
ment, some weeks ago, the vote stood 19 for it
to 36 against it
This treaty being rejected, the abrogation of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty must follcw, and
under such circumstances, peace will be ex
posed to interruption. The (7nton,in accepting
tne nazarns or war, only repeats wnat is un
derstood to nave been tne declaration of senti
ments in the Senate.
Some of the Northern naoers ereatlv denre
cate the appointment of General Cass as Secre
tary of State at this critical juncture, for the
reason that his known or supposed hostility to
England, if it does not sway his own judgment,
will nave tne enect to put tne .untisn Govern
ment on its guard and render it less concilia
tory in its bearing towards tnis uovernment
than it has been. But upon this point it must
be remarked that Gen. Cass has often disclaim
ed the bellicose propensities which, in jest or
in earnest, have often been imputed to him,
and mat on tne late discussion or-tne treaty in
the Senate he is reported to have taken special
care to put himself rignt on this subject, and
even to have declared the continuance of peace
to be "inevitable."
Gen. Walker wished to make a treaty .with
the United States, and sent a minister here
with power to negotiate it, upon terms some'
what similar to those nroDosed in the Dallas
Ciarenuon treaty, so far as Nicaragua is con
cerned, lie same terms would nave oeen
acceptable to the British Government But the
prospect is now that the British Government
and lien. Walter will settle tne question be
tween them without reference to the United
The deficiency annronriation bill has nassed
the House, with the book appropriation of
$152,000. Whether the Senate will assent to
the provision is to be seen.
As but a few days remain for legislation, it
is mucn apprenended tnat tne subject of tne
corruption investigation report will become an
obstacle to business. An attempt will be made
by those who sunnort the committee in their
report to bring the matter to a close under the
previous question. If tnis should not be sus
tained, the House will be at sea. ION.
Fire The valuable flouring mills of our
worthy and enterprising fellow-citizen, t. IS.
Morris, on Cane Creek, in this county, were
consumed by fire, one day last week; supposed
to have caught from the beat produced by the
friction of some part of the machinery. The
less in mills and grain, we understand, is esti
mated at $6.000. Jacksonville ( Ala.,) Repul-
Sickness in Washington. For several
weeks we have heard reports of the great num
ber of sick persons at hotel in Washing
ton. Two of our citizens. James Lennox and
Colonel Medary, who were staying there, were
taken Bick. About a fortnight ago they left
Washington for Columbus. On their way home,
Mr. Lennox was taken sick and died in a town
on the railroad line in Virginia. Colonel Me
dary came home, but has been in feeble health
ever since his arrival. The report is current
in Columbus this morning that it has been as
certained that one of the water-ianks of that
hotel has been examined, and a great number
of dead rats discovered in it, that bad been
poisoned with strychnine. Columbia Journal.
"Washington, Feb. 27 Senate. The Senate
took up and passed twenty-five private bills,
including one permitting Commander Hartstein
and others to accept certain tokens of acknowl
edgement of their humane services, from the
Mr. Adams presented the credentials of Jef
ferson Davis, elected United States Senator
from Mississippi for six years from March 4th,
The Post Office Appropriation bill was dis
cussed at some length, when the Senate took a
recess till 0 o'clock.
Home. Mr. Gilbert sent up a paper which
was read, stating that the Committee had re
fused him a fair hearing and presented a gar
bled exparte testimony, with the view to con
vict him. He concludes by saying that from
this moment he has resigned his seat as a mem
ber, and that he had notified the Governor of
New York of the fact The Home was evi
dently taken by surprise at this announcement
Gilbert immediately left his seat. The resolu
tions in the case of Mr. Gilbert were tabled.
Yeas 135, nays 63.
Mr. Morgan sent to the clerk a letter from
Mr. Matteson, addressed to the Speaker, to the
effect that under the resolution previously
adopted, he filed bis reason for refusing to sub
mit to the usurpation of the Committee of In
vestigation, and as a trial had been denied Mr.
Gilbert he had no right to expect any larger
measure of justice would be accorded to him.
A secret inquisition, without warrant or au
thority, had taken testimony against him with
out his knowledge, and on that testimony be
invoked the House to punish to the greatest ex
tent it could inflict He deemed it to be his
duty to forthwith resign as a member of (he
The reading of Matteson's answer to the res
olution of the committee was earnestly demand
ed by various gentlemen. Mr. "Warner having
a right to the floor, proceeded to refer to the
testimony in Matteson's case,saying that Mat
teson admitted giving one-fourth of a factory
and having here $100,000 to be given to out
siders in order to carry the Desmoines bill
through the House. If such be the moral stand
ing of Mr. Matteson, be should like to know
who upheld such an opinion, and hence he wish
ed to vote on the resolution.
Mr. Matteson denied that he had committed
an offense on the House, as the money was not
provided to influence members ; but Mr. War
ner referred to legal documents to show that
Mr. Matteson had been guilty of an offcnsi
justifying the severest punishment up to the
time of his appointment
Mr. Orr made a brief speech in defense of the
action of the Committee, insisting that they
were governed by nrrauess in eliciting testi
mony. Mr. Bennett moved to lay the resolution on
the table. Lost yeas 83, nays 108.
The first resolution was then read and adopted
by yeas 145, nays 17.
Mr. Dunn moved to lay it on the table. Dis
agreed to yeas 75, nays 99.
The second niolution was adopted, 'and the
third was laid on the table.
Mr. Davis, of Md., called up the resolution
in the case of Mr. Welch, and considerable
debate of a conservative character ensued.
On motien of Mr. Crittenden, the Senate
proceeded to the consideration of the joint
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resolutions iruin me nuusc increasing uie pay
of Lieut Gen. Scott
HtMse. Mr. Kelsey thought the bill ought
to pass now, but moved that it be referred to
the Committee of the "Whole on the state of
Mr. Quitman thought it a very dangerous
bill, and moved that it be laid on the table.
Mr. Orr said he did not expect to pass the
bill and hoped that Mr. Quitman's motion
would be agreed to.
The House refused by yeas 81, nays 96 to
table the bill, and it was then passed. Yeas
104, nays 83.
Mr. 11. Marshall moved the re-consideration
of the vote. He said that it might as well be
made known to the American people that, while
this bill was passing, gentlemen stood for the
first time taking a look at it standing in groups.
The bill ought not to become a law. If it did,
the whole country would laugh it to utter scorn.
Never before was such a measure heard of
even in despotic lands. It .abridged liberty of
speech and of the advocating or defeating any
measure before Congress which would say
in effect, we will erect ourselves into an im
The resolution for the expulsion of Jas. W.
Simonton was then taken up.
Mr. Kelsey said if he had succeeded in ob
taining the floor at an early stage in the pro
ceedings, ne should have presented his views
relative to these reports, somewhat at length.
He now wished simply to remark that the only
difference in the select committee had grown
out of contrary opinions as to the proper re
port to be made to the House. At ibis late
period of the session, it would be inexcusable
were be to consume the time of the House,
and unless some friend of Mr. Simonton's
desired to be heard in his behalf, he should
content himsef without moving the
Mr. Sage moved an amendment, including
Mr. Trinlett, in the expulsion resolution.
Mr. Houston wished to exclude -all persons
engaged in the prosecution of claims, from the
floor. It was but a temporary relief to expel
one man, and let five hundred others remain.
The speaker then said, no reporter had been
admitted to the floor, excepting on the condition
that they were not engaged in the prosecution
of claims, and in every instance with, one ex
ception, they have replied that they were not
Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, remarked that the
doorkeeper- ehould keep out all persons not
entitled by right to the floor.
The speaker replied that the doorkeeper had
Mr. Jones said, if so, the doorkeeper has
not enforced the rule.
Mr. H. Marshall remarked that Mr. Triplelt
obtained tne neut to occupy a reporter's seat.
cn bis recommendation, but he had not exer
cised me privilege.
Mr. Bennett said, that as Mr. Simonton had
been heard in bis defense, Mr. Triplett should
nave tne same rignt.
The resolution expelling Simonton and Trip
lett from the floor of the House, as reporters,
was men adopted.
After a long debate, Mr. Smith, of Virginia,
offered the following as a substitute for the
committee's resolution : "There has been no
sufficient evidence elicited by the committe who
were charged with and have reported in the
case of Mr. Welch, and no further proceedings
should be had against him. " Adopted 119
against iz. Acjourneo.
Senate Evening Senion. The Senate de
bated five hours and adopted an amendment
authorizing tne Post master General to con
tract for the conveyance of the entire letter
mail from the Mississippi river to San Fran'
cisco in four-horse coaches, at a cost not ex
ceeding $30,000 annually for semi-monthly;
$10,000 for weekly, or 500,000 for semi-weekly
services, contractors to have the ritrht of pre
emption to 320 acres of land at each point ne
cessary for a station cot nearer than ten miles
from eacn otner
Among other amendments adopted was one
appropriating $32,000 for land mail service in
A3?" A letter from Savannah, Georgia, gives
thess particulars respecting the duel near that
" A fatal duel took place in this vicinity to
day between two single Gentlemen of Savannah-
one, Dr Daniel Stuard Elliott, the other Thomas
Daniel, son of Dr. W. Daniel, of this city.
Both are most respectably connected. Earlr
last vreek, while in a restaurant in this city, a
quarrel arose between Daniel and Elliott, and
after a shuffle, the latter challenged the former.
Daniel wore glasses, and being near-sighted,
chose ntles as tne weapons, distance twenty
five paces, place Scriven's Ferry, S. C, (just
across the river, three miles below this city,)
time, noon to-day. Both geptlemen were of
well known courage, and Elliott is considered
one of the best shots in the State with pistols,
and even with a rifle he is bard to equal. The
matter was pretty well know about town, and
this morninc the parties, with their friends.
went over to South Carolina. With a telescope,
I and some other gentlemen could see tne duel
from the tower on the top of the Georgian and
Journal building. On tne lirst nre, just at noon,
Daniel fell dead, pierced tnrougu tne neart.
The deceased waB anoat years om.
Hott and his friends immediately returned to
town, and thus ends this duel the first fatal
one on that -well-known fighting ground for
Georpians. Elliott is related to Bishop t-lliott,
and Daniel is a nepbetv of Mayor Scriven, of
t.v CviMv T.iNTia. The statement
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made by the Memphis Bulletin, on the 25th
t fho ofToof that ihn Kunreme Court of
this State had decided that swamp lands should
h. v. t9o ninrrcf Nn decision has vet
been made, and probably will not be until July.
tic una sxieia, zain. tut.
ftSTTh's Wisconsin Legislature has passed,
with but one dissenting, voice, resolutions
urn inn anv rhnnce in the naturalization laws
to the further restriction of foreign-born citi
Harnessed Wolves. A span of wolves,
regularly trained to harness, were driven
through the streets of St. Louis a few days
ago. ine people wondered, and all tne dogs
barked indignantly. I
State Jurisdiction over the Memphis Navy
Yard Grounds Opinion of the Attorney
From- the Kashvllle Patriot, Fehrnary 23.
A year or two since, the Congress of the
United States donated to the city of Memphis
the extensive and valuable grounds, lying in the
northwestern part of that city, known asthe
Memphis Navy Yard. It will be remembered
that the State of Tennessee ceded its sovereign
ty over these grounds to the general govern
ment some years ago, for the purposes of a
naval depot and dock yard. After spending
about half million of dollars in improving them
for that purpose, the plan of establishing a na
val depot at that place was abandoned by the
government, and the grounds were retroceded
gratuitously to the corporation of Memphis.
There having been no act of the Legislature
reasserting Mate jurisdiction over this part of
the city, a question has arisen as to the effect
of the retrocession upon the State jurisdiction
The following opinion of the Attorney General
upon the subject is in reply to a letter of in
quiry from Alderman Douglass, of Memphis.
As the question is a novel one, and of great
public importance, we transfer it to our columns:
Nashville, Feb. 26th, 1857.
To A. H. Douglass, Esq., Memphis, Tenn.
My Lear Sir: Yours of the 14th Inst, sub
mitting two questions which have arisen out of
the late retrocession by the General Govern
ment of the property known as tho Memphis
Navy Yard, for ray consideration, and asking
my opinion thereon ; was duly received.
Impressed with a proper sense of the grave
considerations involved in the determination of
these questions, and of their importance as
well to the Government of Tennessee as to the
municipal government of Memphis, I have giv
en them a careful consideration ami hasten to
furnishyou with the result of my reflections.
1. "The State of Tennessee having released
to the United States Government for specific
purposes its jurisdiction over the grounds
known as the Navy Yard at Memphis, does
not the act of Congress donating said proper
ty to the city operate as a restoration of the
jurisdiction ot tne btate courts without any
express resumption thereof by legislative en
I am not aware that any similar question has
ever been the subject of judicial determination ;
and in arriving at a correct BoluUon of it, we
are to be guided in the main by those analogies
which are deducible from our system of juris
prudence. The " debateable land " in question,
wnicn was witnin tne original territorial boun
daries of the State, and within the corporate
limits of tne city of Memphis was ceded by
the legislature of Tennessee in 1845 to the gen
eral government and accepted by the latter for
tbe purpose of establishing thereon a is aval
Depot and Dock Yard. The act of ceBBion is
absolute for tbe purposes specified, except a
simple reservation on the part of tbe State of
tbe right to execute criminal and civil process
witntn tne area so ceded, tne jurisdiction
over this territory vested by said cession and
acceptance in the government of the United
States absolutely, and so long as it remained
the property of the United States, it was for
eign territory to the State of Tennessee for all
purposes of jurisdiction. It has even been
doubted by very eminent juris-consults, wheth
er it be' legitimate under our federal Constitu
tion, for the General Government to accept
from a State a cession of territory for such 'pur
pose subject to tne simple condition tnat the
ceding State retains the right to execute its
process within tbe area ceded. The consider
ation of this question however, is not necessary
to our purpose.
The General Government having abandoned
its original purpose of establishing a Naval
Depot and Dpck Yard upon these grounds, by
an act of the last Congress they were donated
with all their co3tly improvements gratuitously
to tne city ot juempnis, and tne girt was ac
cepted and ratified by the proper authorities of
that city; but meanwhile there has been no ac
tion of the Government of Tennessee by which
us paramount authority over the territory in
question has been resumed. The question to
be determined is, is it necessary for the Gov
ernment of Tennessee to reassert its paramount
authority over these grounds, or does not the
jurisdiction of the State necessarily extend it-
seit overtnem upon tne relinquishment by the
Federal Government of all its right, title and
There is perhaps no single feature in our
governmental polity which so well illustrates
the wisdom and prescience of its venerated
architects, or which has commanded so much
of the admiration of civilians and statesmen
throughout tbe world, as the harmonious ad
justment of relative powers between the Fede
ral and State Governments in reference to this
question of judicial and legislative jurisdiction.
The stupendous task of constructing a Govern
ment of such a character out of near a score
of integral Sovereignties, destined at some
day to extend itself from octan to ocean over
so vast an empire, composed, too, of a people
but just emerged from a revolution which tbe
abuse of authority had inflamed, and which the
desire for independence and the jealousy of
power had conducted to a successful issue, can
scarcely be properly appreciated by the men of
mis generation, ine result however is before
us, and the practical operations of the system
for three score veara and ten. has a vet de
veloped no conflict of sovereignty which was
not referable to some dehnite remedy in the
great charter itself, or was susceptible of ad
justment by some legitimate implication of re
lative rights and powers from the principles
The jurisdiction of the courts of the United
states as to crimes is co-extensive with its ex
elusive territorial sovereignty. It embraces
the District of Columbia, the Territories, and
an ianus or lots ceaed to tne federal lievern
ment Dy any state tor tne erection of any
forts, dock yards, armories, or any other pub
lic work. The ieservation of exclusivn control
over all matters of admiralty and maritime ju
risdiction, of course gives to those courts the
sole cognizance of piracy and other crimes
committed upon the high seas. This power to
take cognizance of, and to punish crimes com
mitted in the Territories and other places under
tne general jurisdiction, u absolute and unre
stricted under the regulations prescribed in the
Constitution it extends to all the Territories
and every part thereof, save what may be re
linquished by treaty stipulations with the Indian
tribes, it continues until the Territory is
erected and organized into a State, under a
constitution and laws for its government and,
it seems, it cannot De delegated even concur
rently to the State courts. The erection of a
State out of a Territory includes an absolute
transfer .of all jurisdiction over crimes com
mitted within its limits to the State Govern
ment, save certain enumerated offenses against
tbe Union, such as treason, delinquencies in
the mail service, mail robberies, embezzlement
of federal treasures, el id omne genus. Crimes
against the'United States, are generally such
as are created by statute ; it has been gravely
questioned whether there can be a crime at
common law against the General Government
If a Territory assuming the dignity of a State,
adopts the system of jurisprudence known aB
the common law, it assumes the whole body of
tnat system consistent with our republicanism,
: il- 1 1 it :-J 1 ii-c 1 .
uu an us varieu anu muiuiorm riguts, pow
ers, duties, rules and remedies.
On the 1st day of June, 1796, the State of
Tennessee was received into the Union as a
sovereign State. With its republican constitu
tion it adopted for its government the body of
the common law of England, sofar as it was
compatible with tnat constitution, its bound
aries were well defined, and embrace the ceded
lands in question, ay tne constitution which
was the basis of its admission into the Union.
its boundaries are set forth and designated as
the " boundaries and limits of this State over
whicb the people have the right of exercising
sovereignty and tne rignt 01 boh, so iar as is
consistent with the Constitution of the United
States, recognizing the articles of confedera
tion, the bill of rights, and constitution of
North Carolina, the cession act of said State,
and the ordinance of Congress for the govern
rcect of the territory northwest of the Ohio,
provided nothing herein contained shall extend
to affect the claim or claims of individuals to
any part of the soil which isrecogntzfitothera
by the aforesaid cession act ; and provided,
also, tnat the limits and jurisdiction ot this
btate shall extend to any other land and tern
tory now acquired, or that may hereafter be
acquired by compact or agreement with other
States, or otherwise, although such land and
territory are not included' within the bounda
ries hereinbefore designated."
It is a principle of tbe common law, indepen
dent of any constitutional provison, that sov
ereignty goes with the soil. By the cession of
1845 it is very clear that the State of Tennes
see surrendered its sovereighty and its rights of
eminent domain over the territory in question ;
it is equally clear tnat by tne act or retroces
sion the Federal government surrendered its
sovereignty over the territory in question. It
had a right to do so, and the act by which it
was done cau in no sense be impeached for in
validity. But to whom is tnat sovereignty sur
rendered ? We are told that the gift has not
been raafied by the Government of xennessee.
Is there any conceivable necessity for such a
ratification, or where can we find an authority
in the constitution, or in the malleable princi
ples of the common law itsir, tor noiuing mat
a formal acceptance by the legislature of a
mere donation from the sovereign power, Is es
sential to the validity of such a donation.
There is no such principle. But the gift was
to the city of Memphis, and not to the State of
Tennessee. Tho city of Memphis is a part of
the State of Tennessee and under its sovereign
ty. It cannot take cognizance of crimes
against the peace and dignity of the State, and
it cannot take a donation of lands within the ter
ritoriai;iimits cf the State over which the laws
and jurisdiction of the sovereign power do not
extend. The gift is the same in effect as if
made to the county of Shelby, or any other
quasi corporation amenable to th sovereign
poorer of the State.
It is a fundemental principle of our system
of jurisprudence, that "the law pervades all
human society, and knows no vacuum." There
can be no such thing in this government as a
douutful jurisdiction as to tbe crimes, where tbe
locus in quo can be determlnately assigned as
the territory either of the Federal or State
government. And such an anomaly as a re
gion either of a large or small area, within tbe
limits of tbe United States where crime can be
committed with impunity a sanctuary for the
felon amenable to no human laws, u wholly
repugnant not only to the principles of law we
have stated ; but to the plain letter of the Fed
eral and State constitutions as well as to the
theory of human government itself. The juris
diction over crimes committed upon the ceded
grounds in question, cannot be in a state of
abeyance. If it be not in the general govern
ment it must be in the State. We have seen
that for tbe purposes of jurisdiction, it matters
not how the territory be acquired.
The sovereignty attaches to the soil acquired
from North Carolina and organized into a
State in 1796, and to any lands thereafter ac
quired "by compactor agreemeent with oUer
btates or otherwise." So jealous, indeed, have
been our courts upon this subject, that it has
been held by our highest judicial tribunal, in
the most elaborate opinion ever announced in
tbe State, that the jurisdiction of the State
Courts could be extended over a region of coun
try within the original chartered limits of tbe
State, tbe occupation and enjoyment of which
bad been guarantied by treaty to tbe Cherokee
tribe of Indians, notwithstanding the existence
of tbe treaty under which that tribe claimed
jurisdiction to punish all climes committed
among themselves. How far this would be au
tnority with the highest judicial tribunal of the
Union, is evinced by the repeated adjudications
of that court, that the expositions of State
Constitutions and btate laws by btate Courts,
is generally to be taken as conclusive author
ity. In view of thess general principles, there
fore, and without further elaboration, tho con
clusion is, in my judgment, unavoidable, that
the act 01 retrocession oy the uenerai Govern
ment was an unqualified transfer of ths terri
tory in question of both sou and sovereignty
to the State of Tennessee that the dominion
and fee of the soil in a technical sense, is in
the city of Memphis, but the sovereignty there
of in the State of Tennessee that said act
was a simple and authorized concellation of
the original cession that the jurisdiction over
that territory reverted tpo facto to the Gov
ernment of Tennessee, and that no action on
tbe part of the latter i3 essential to give it
II. " Docs not the act of Congress donating
tne iNavy lard to me city or Aiempnis carry
with it all the rights, privileges and immuni
ties vested in the donor; and if so, can the
State of Tennessee tax said property as that
of other individuals or corporations."
If I have been successful in maintaining the
first proposition, the solution of the second fol
lows as a necessary sequence. The one in
volves the other. This vital power of taxation
in a State is its most important attribute of
sovereignty. It is the life current of govern
ment itself. It embraces, all things and sub
jects which can be legally taxed, witnin tne
limits of State sovereignty, and may be relin
quished by express enactment, but never by
mere implication. "The power of State taxa
tion," says Chancellor Kent, "is to be measured
by the extent of State Sovereignty, and this
leaves to a State the command of all its re
sources, and the unimpaired power of taxing
the people and property of the State." The
legislative as well as the judicial jurisdiction
over tbe ceded grounds in question, with the in
cidental taxing power, passed by the original
cession to the' General Government. While
that power claimed the sovereignty and the
soil, the authority of the State to levy its rev
enues in part from those grounds was super
seded. The soil and the sovereignty once re
linquished by the General Government, reverted
to the original proprietor, ttg btate of xennes-
see, and with it, ef course, the rights or taxa
tion, eminent domain, and all other incidents of
sovereignty, it may be proper to observe, in
conclusion, mat this opinion proceeds upon the
assumption that the act of retrocession is ab
solute and unconditional in its terms.
Jt results, therefore, in my judgment, that by
the act of retrocession by the General Govern
ment of the territory in question to tbe city of
Memphis, the sovereignty thereof vested in tne
State of Tennessee, and that ali its legislative
and judicial jurisdiction for the purposes of
revenue, for the punishment of crime against
the btate, tor me enforcement or contracts, and
for the redress of public and private wrongs,
.vf.nil.il 1t..lf mi.r li aima . ri A lll.f a i rl
sovereignty is as complete and absolute without
as it would be with an express eractment by
the .Legislature re-asserting tbe same.
JOHN L. T. SNEED,
Morney General of Tennessee.
From theCblcszo Prees, February 27.
The commercial world of the West and
Northwest are just now being widely and thor
oughly agitated by the late developments which
exposes an intended, well laid and generally
successful scheme of fraud. Exchange on
New York has for sometime past ruled very
hign in an tne business circles or me west.
Suddenly and very welcome to the Banks, sev
eral operators in whose appearance nothing of
tne sharper was manifest, presented themselves
a week or two since simultaneously in Toledo,
Adrian, Detroit, Chicago, .Milwaukee, bt
Louis, and other important points, each well
supplied with sight drafts on New York City,
all of one description, but or various amounts
All drawn by Wm. Ureck, of Kochester, IM. x.
on the Corn Exchange Bank, payable to the
order of the various parties which negotiated
The drafts were purchased with great avidi
ty, sent East, and protested of course. The
purchasers have, awakened to the fact that
. 1 1 r 1 1 i - 1 1 1
iuey uavc oeen most outrageously uwiuuicu,
and have set the detectives on the track of the
The whole amount of money obtained of
western bankers by the operation has been
variously estimated at from 5i.DO.uuo to 5000,
The agents of Breck in this operation, as far
as known, are Cyrus F. True, Edward W. True,
It. S. Hunt and Thomas C. Gilman, all of Ro
chester. There probably are others wkose
names have not yet come to light. The two
Trues and Hunt are in custody, and Gilman
will be taken before any great length of time
transpires, unless he is the recipient of some
rroviuentiai interterence, as tne inicago, am
waukee and St. Loais bankera'have been vie
timlzed too deeply to allow him to-escape with
lhe scheme was well managed, in that in
most of the cities aa in Chicago, it was en
trusted to men who could, like Gilman. call
upon houses of the first respectability and gain
their Introduction as an old acquaintance, thus
cauousuing J u entity ueyonu Dispute.
At the last advices, Breck had not closed his
doors, but be soon must do so. The whole
operation reveals a systematical plan for the
disposal of the drafts, while the intention to
defraud is obvious from the concerted action of
the agents and. tbe pertinacious manner in
which they continued to dispose of the paper
up to tbe latest advices from Western points
along the patn taken by unman.
Later. We learn that Gilman has been ar
rested in New Orleans, and will soon find his
way back to his victims in this and other cities.
In Search of Stationeby. The following
illustrates the manner in which the valuable
time of cleiks 13 often taken up. The circum
stance occurred in Reddiog'a, the patron being
an eideriy iaay, wearing a ncn tur mult and
cape, and a tur-trimmed cloak:
Lady " I want to get a few wafers."
Cfr7c "How many will you have marm?
We have them in boxes', the smallest of which
are bix cents."
Lady "Ohl bless me! I seal a great deal,
but generally with something besides wafers; 1
only want a "wafer occasionally; I don't think 1
could pay bo much money; poor folks haven't
much money, you know; so do put me up a few,
won't you ? "
The ever-obliging clerk went to the farther
part of the store, and taking a six cent- box of
waiers irom tne sneir, returned to where the
lady was standing, and carefully depositing "a
iew- in an envelop, passed them to nis cus
tomer, who blandly replied: "How much shall
I pay you ? "
Clirk "Ahnnt nns nr.nr if nleaae"
The lady drew her Durse. and abstracting
two quarters and a half dime, handed the last
named coin to the clerk, saying, " There's Jive
The clerk returned four whole centB to the
lady, who inquired : " Have vou any good writ
ing paper t"
Clerk "We have, marm."
Lady" How low do vou sell it by the half
Ulerk "We don't Bell it in less quantities
than half a ream."
Lady" Oh 1 rather on the wholesale plan,
then ah! yes I see."
The nennv customer then departed after hay
ing detained the clerk some ten minutes. Bos
Removal of the Bemalns of Or. Ease.
From tho XcwOrleanf Delta, Feb. 25.
ine escorting of tbe remains of Dr. Kane
from the City Hall to the steamboat " Wood
ford," which was to convey them up the river
was auenuea witu solemn ceremonies, and ail
tbe circumstances calculated to do honor to
the memory of the man who has won fame of
tbe noblest kind, and whose name will be treas
ured as the household word through this broad
land, and hardlv less so in countries bevond
tbe sea, where bis heroic self-sacrifices is in
timately connected with some of their own
brave souls who have perished in pursuit of
that which brings honor and wealth to their
About 4 o'clock the neighborhood of the
City Hall was densely thronged with citizens
and deputations from several military compa
nies. Shortly after, the coffin or box, draped
wim me American flag, in which the body was
enclosed, was borne out by soldiers and placed
on one of the gun-carriages of the Washing
ton Artillery, one cf the bands playing the dead
The procession then formed and proceeded
up bt. Charles street It was headed by a
band of music, after whicb followed Capt.
Dreux's command, Company C, of the Nation
al Guards. The Louisiana Grays, Capt
Strong commanding, came next, and after
them the Washington Artillery, Capt. Hunt
ing, followed by one of their guns. Members
01 me becond District military companies 101
lowed. The gun-carriage, drawn by four horses,
on which was the body, came next, and on
each side of it were general officers of tbe
Militia and a Naval officer. A number of
other officers followed, and after them a large
body of Masons. The Mayor with other gen
tlemen, followed in a carriage, and in another
the British Consul, Mr. Muir, with three gen
tlemen. We observed the next part of tbe
procession was composed of our English mer
chants ; their presence and their evident desire
to evince their respect for the deceased, exci
ted general and highly approbatory remarks.
A long file of our own citizens aho took
part in the ceremonies. Tbe line of march
was up St. Charles, down Julia, and thence to
Canal to Royal; down Royal to-St. Peter,
thence to Chartres, up Camp, and by way of
Poydras to the steamboat, lying opposite Notre
Dame street. A salute was then fired, Mason
ic ceremonies appropriate to tbe occasion were
performed, and tbe procession moved hoiae
wards. The greatest interest was manifested by tbe
people, and the streets through which the pro
cession passed were quite thronged, and the
galleries of the houses full of eager specta
tors. We scarcely ever saw so many flags, in
mourning, displayed from public and private
buildings. Almost all tbe shipping also dis
played their flags at half mast
The ceremonies were most imposing, and
were worthy of New Orleans and of the re
nown of the deceased.
A Runaway Mabriace in High Life
The Bbide Worth $250,000. A marriage
took place in Grace church on Monday last
that has excited no little interest in fashion
able circles and caused quite a fluttering among
certain wealthy families. It Beems the bride
is an heiress, and worth in her own right $250,
000. She was an inmate of one of oar most
exclusive female seminaries, and is but four
teen years and eight months old. Her wealth
and the high position of her family were of
course known to her associates, and her ac
quaintance was consequently courted. Aracng
the gentlemen she was introduced to was S
K , a well known habitue of Fifth avenue
saloons, but who bad reached the mature age
of 30 years. The acquaintance ripened into
intimacy, and eventually the parties became
engaged to be married, but as the parents might
interpose an objection, it was arranged that it
should take place unknown to them or any of
the young lady's friends. It was agreed that
the nappy event should come off last Saturday,
(St .Valentine's day) and the church was
opened, the minister ready, and a few specta
tors bad also assembled to witness tbe mar
riage ceremony, which was announced for 11,
a. n. But noon came and went, and no bride
made her appearance, and the church was
closed. It appears that the principal of the
seminary in which the young lady was a pupil,
a i 1 at a iL: a! j I
got wind that something was on the tapis, and
she locked the would be bride in her room, and
so prevented the fulfillment of the engagement.
But " love laughs at locksmiths," and by some'
means Mr. K was notified of the situation
of affairs, and arranged matters in such a mar,-
ner that the young lady escaped fromsurvei -
lence, and the two were duly married in one or
our most fashionable up-town churches on the
10m inst. ine Dnae ana bridegroom imme
diately started for Washington, and intend to
spends tne honeymoon on a southern tour.
This pleasant little affair has created quite an
excitement among the young ladies in upper
tendom, and is to them far more interesting
than the Bond street tragedy. iV. X. Herald,
The London Times ok Secretary Dob
bin's Report. An interesting review of the
articles that have appeared in the Times on
this subject, is furnished by the New York
The London Time fsaya the Advertiser) Is
complimentary to the United States Govern
ment with respect to the system of supplying
full reports from the various departments at
Washington. It lias two editorials on the re
port of the Secretary of the Navy, one in its
issue 01 jauuary u, tue uiuer in tue puuiica'
tion of January 22. In the former, it acknowl
edges that the condition and progress of the
American navy form a subject replete with in
terest to the people of England, and remarks
that the United States have always bestowed
extraordinary pains on the construction and
equipment of individual vessels. It even at
tributes to our Government a desire to make
every ship a model of its kind for efficiency and
strength, and admits that we are " entitled to
the credit of having'carried ships of every rate
to the utmost limits of their respective capaci
ties ; of having made frigates equal to ships of
the line, and corvettes equal to frigates add-
in?, " at this very moment too tney are laun
inga newclass of steam vessels with batteries
of prodigious power, so that in their marine,
though much smaller than our own, we may
look for the latest inventions in the science of
naval architecture or the arts of destruction."
These are important admissions from such a
source as the London Times. They are too
perfectly consonant with truth, and cannot fail
to have influence with the people and Govern
ment ot England and oc otner countries in tne
Old World ; for if, with these facts, thus pub
licly recognized, be taken into consideration
also the resources or this Kepubitc. ner prac
tical freedom from national indebtedness, and
her revenue yearly exceeding her expenditure,
it must be apparent to all that, in case of the
United States being provoked into war, the
number of her naval vessels would be easily and
rapidly increased, and their armament be
promptly made as great as the exigencies of the
case might require. tiicamona .nqutrtr.
An Arkansas Joke. An Arkansas cor
respondent of tho New Orleans Picayune tells
tne following good one :
In early times, in a county far off, these
country dram shops' were common, as they
were all over the State, where the b'hoys met
every Saturday evening to shoot for whisky
and get dnjnu :and cool orrwita a tight or two.
On one of those occasions a bic strapping six
footer, full of "bti3t head," and Dutch courage,
navmg been beaten at mark by another, slap
ped his fists together, swore he was"spiliDg
rora cgm," ana could whip any man wno
could beat his BhootiRg.
This was not noticed by the man for whom
it was intended. That, of course, made him
braver and madder. He roared out :
" I kin whip any blink eyed sucker who kin
beat my shooting whoop-ee !"
The man'aimed at said nothing.
Six-footer here biled over so he walked
right up to him, shook his fist in his face and
" You can shoot can you ? but you dar'n't to
fight me am an unanimous hor see?
The man addressed still said nothing.
Six-footer roared again the louder, ami said
he must have a fight if he had to " buy it."
"Looke 'ere! Slickemgoeasy, if you'll give me
aur fight I'll give you a. cow and calf."
Slickem deliberately began to strip. Says
he " if thar's anything to be made I am in.
Six-footer turned a little could't back down
now struck: a ring pitcoea in, ana six-iooier
cot most confoundedly and soundly tnrasned.
Kose, shook the dirt off, and swore he wouIJ't
pay, "for 'twartln tae bargain He wa9 to be
Slickem said, " III sue you."
"Sue away said Six-footer; and mounted
his bearskin and rode off.
Slickem went to the county seat, siw a law
yer, and told him his case ; lawyer said it was
a good case, and be would'gain it for him; told
him to make out an account ' for work and la
bor done," and sue before a justice of tbe
peace. He did so : mstice of the peace rave
judgment for plaintiff and ordered the consta
ble to drive tne cow and calf to him. Here it
res!ed. The defendant was heard to sav:
Well, I reckon that mout be law, but mv
losing that cow and calf all come o' ray not
kivering all pints in the trade, I spose I" m
Blooded Houses in Tennessee. The Nash
ville Union states that the Tennessee Agricul
tural Bureau has instructed its Secretary to
prepare a " History of Blooded Horses in Ten
nessee:" The materials for this history must
mainly come from thoso who hava been en-
gaged in raising this stock.
T. ASH. ,
Third Night of th. r-aagmiUr the Great Asaerleaa
31188 ELIZA LOGAX!
First Night of La Marseillaise.
WKDXKSDAT,lVarch I k. will lxj pres-uted Ki
bwtt Play f THE STRaX6BK. The S4raB;r.
Mr. Ah; ftttomoe. Mr. Brjdon; Stra, Mr. Titdma;
M. Halter. Mlsi E. Logan . DAKCR. HUC. Sinclair.
Afttr which. Rachel's great patiieMe uz, LA MAR
SEILLAISE, viH be chanted 7 Mia Kuza Losajc.
To coBCtede wMh the new Fare at TUB THUMPING
LEG ACT. Jsrrr (vm, Mr. SaUfc; ReaetU. Mrs
X3 la vreparaUen, the Tragedr of VBN17IA.
AUMISSION'. Boxra. $1; Faraette, $1;
Clan, SO crnU ; Colored Gallery, M tests.
City.Council Called Meeting.
Memphis. Marsh 3d. IWT.
rpHERRwiabearaertincsf the Board ef Maeraad
X Aldermen OB THCRSDAT EVENING, at Todocl:.
sarl-3t THOMAS B. CARROLL. Mayor.
TVlio TVislies to IVork I
TTIROV two to roar stest LABORERS caa Sal (nator-
X Bt by application to-day at the
mart-It BULLETIN OFFICE.
1 LL persona are hereby eaatwaed against Iradtoe for a
A. certain note or nana for drawn ay R. w
Caldw-U, and payable and endorsed by A. N. XdaienJs,
John C. Cobbing and W. S. Wells, dated Oetobr 27th
J 866, and dee flee mon'bs after date The esoiHiratioa
of said note having faUed, it will not be paid except at
tbe end of the law. naM-Jt
EL PASO Gil APE TIXES FOR SALE.
TT7Z have on hind a small 1st ot tb- EL PASO GRAPE
VV VINE, whteh we are oorrmr f..r sale at the Aac
Uoa ReeaM ef Barbtere It Co aal A. Wallac. This 4B0I
ity of Tine Is saperlor to all others In the Btaavfactare
of Wlae aad as a TaHe Grape, and it is knows ta all who
else attention to th- caRare of Grapes, that .t Is the Entot
proKae Vine callisaled anywhere. A clatter of Grape
weighs front Cse to 8X teen poaae.
BCTLER & GRACE,
A GOOD COOK, WASHER aad UOXSB. Apply at
XX thtsosaos aaart at
ON Monday Borata. the 3d lateat,a Check aa she
Sowtaera Bank of Teaaesoee, drawn by J. G. Pianist
dated as above, for Sit S6, payable to the order of oar-
seites. Payment bas bees stopped.
BMii-H W. D BROWN & CO.. Madtsea-st.
Memfhis. March 3. MoT.
mHR am of THEOBALD. GRIPPING &. CO.. of New
1 Cfsoaas, has been disserved by ntataaj ooni-at. The
BaBaeef the arm wtH only be tsed in lieaMatlon
T. S. TSSOBALP.
mart dlw E. S. THBOBALB.
"IN easr terns. Lots Nos. 169, let, 182. 78. 66, el. SS,
KJ 63 aad 9J, ia the Battare addition to tbe city of Mea-
phis. Ako, two brick stores o Hater street, it tae
above Ms are not said privately, they vB be offered at
Aaetiea on SATURDAY, the Mth instaat. Apply to
OsVN'ERS IV ANTED
FOR the feuowiaz article on storage oa DUVAL, AL
GKO it CO. '3 WnAP.FBOAT, MeaspMs, Tennessee,
March 2, 1867:
T. SlegS, Memphis, 1 box and 1 chest;
1 chest wlthaat any mark;
Levi Joy, Butivar, Tean., 1 box ;
C. T. Bradford, Friar's Petes. 1 bsedveSaddsrry ;
SO satks cotton seed sad peas, wMhoat aaj ntark ;
R. C. Henrphin, Memphis, let besstbeed seeds, bal
es. &e ;
X. G., eare Caral, Algeoi. Co., MemaUs, S boxes;
L. St. Loais, 2 bom ;
T. B. Thrall. Mempals, 1 box ;
Hdward Plead, Mesasbls, 1 hareaa;
X A. Dean, Anbarn, Teaa., 1 Crate;
J P Kakht, Memphis. 58 boxte Tabacca;
J bo. M . Williamson, Men phis, 3 harress.
If not cat'rd for at end or tna areata, wt! be dispoosd
ot to pay charges,
mart-daet DUVAL. ALGEO &. CO.
New and Interesting Books.
BRAZIL and La Plata ; the peroonat recent of a cruise.
By C. S Stewart. A TJ. S. X
Westward Empire ; or. The Great Srtnx of Hamas Pro
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Modern Greece: A Narrative ef Met batata and Travels
ia that ceaatry. By Ktiry M. Bated, M. A. IBni
AJoarney I breach Texas; sr. A Saddle. trip oa the
Southwestern Preatter : With a Statistical Appendix.
By Fredet rtk Law Olnssted.
The Paddleford Paaert ; or. Humors af the 'West, wtth
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Tb Ilomestead on the niU Side. By the Hat anther,
The Paragreen on a Visit to'he Paris Universal Bxhlhi-
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four years' wandrrinjs in the wilds ot Soata Africa.
History of Greece, 12 vols. By Grete
Westward Bstptre ; or, the Great Drama ef Hassan Pre-
sre s. By E. I. Masooa.
Letter treat the United States, Oaee,& Br Mies Mar
Abbott's Heary the Fearth.
Life in the Itinerancy.
Rifle, Axe aad Saddwbacs. ByMttbarn.
EaUieBraade, a are-teas history efaoafet me. By
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History of the Btophaat Olab. Br Doesticks.
Marlon Lester; or, The Mother's M btate. ByMlaaie S.
RoHseaa's Confessions translated.
Draper's Pbyf lolory.
Brown's Grammar of English GraraBtars.
American Almanac for 1S67. mart
ALL THE NEWSPAPERS!
KNICKERBOCKER FOR FEBT,
Portrait of Mace Sloper.
KNICKERBOCKER FOR MARCH,
Portrait of yitz Greeno Halle ch.
.Vc Goo. 7E3n.ttf3 oa cfis OO'g,
HALLO ITS PICTORIAL,
FLAG OF OUR UNION",
PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES,
NEW TORE LEDGER,
NEW TORE CLIPPER,
TAN'KKE MOTIONS, litest dales always at
GEO. PATTISO.Y & CO.'S,
Main street, tne doir sooth of Walker's Block.
PETTON' k. IIARBIN have saw In stir- and fer tale
kwforcah. Red Clover, Timothy, llTds, Orchard
ana Kentncky Bine Grass Seed, whoiesa'r icd rttaH.
Abo, Arbosr Vitas and Osage Oranges.' a
DRAY 3IULE FOR SALE.
ANT person wtsolse to purchase a anod Dray
itaie, can a b apptteatlon at the eesntlBg
room ot the appeal office.
TR. SAUNDERS office at J. M. Siedne & Ca.'t Drac
Store, near the Post Office.
TShenby given that snfSdent amonat of slork has
llWntakHltAMVIII Mtk. TlMf.l
-w.-l.. ... ...... JJ . .. . WMJU.J,
and the SteckbeMers are notified to meet at the etaeeor
Jastes Wickersbam. in Memphis, en tbe I4th day of
p too, 11 a o'ciock r. 2f., to elect a saaiu oc wee
tors at tats uompany.
D. T. ASn. )
W. A. BLTTIIE. Cemmt9ieaers
mar3-101 J. WICSKRSHAM. )
S3 3.-2 Aoros of 3.xacl,
WITH a comfortat le Dwelllnp, a good well of
water, and other convenient ftstares. naif of
the iandts cleared. The tract Ilea frenlins the
otmantewn nanc roaa.two miles from Mem.
phis at present oerapied by Mr. Menrntar.
The above It uSered at $340 per acre, oae-ronrth cash,
halante in one, twe aad three years, with interest from
oaie. Apply to n. CRAFT, Agent,
mat3-twlp noMy Springs, Miss,
JOHN W. C. WATSOS..UESBY CHAFT-.SAM'l. BESTOX,
YFATSON. CRAFT & BENTON,
A HORNETS AT LAW, nolly Sprinc-. Mis., will at-
XA tend tbe Courts of North Mississippi, and give spe
cial aiteniita to tne collect too or all claims entrnsled to
then. They will also attend to bastness from the Third
or Northern District ot the Stale in the Ilieh Coa-t ot
Errors au 1 Appeal at Jackson. mar3 datwlm
SPRING & SUMMER TRADE.
COSSITT, & TAL.MADGE,
HATE RECEIVED A LABOE STOCK OV
STAPLE ASD FAXCV DRV GOODS
A PAPTKD to both cily andcoaatiT trade, coasistlBg in
XX part or tne renewing, viz:
Plain, Twill- d and Striped Osnabares;
Brown and Bleached Sheetings and Shirtings ;
Brown and Beached DrUI3 and Jeans;
Btay, Btoase and Tel low Linens, X and 4-t ;
Cettonades, Denims, Camlets aad Xankeess;
Cettcnyetvets. Mosquito Nettings, Cambrics ;
Prints, Irish Linens, Jseonols;
Plain, Checked and Spot Swiss MasMiss ;
Lawns, Organdies, Plain and Fanex Berares ;
Silk Tits ties, &c , ic 'We hare also received a fuli
and Shoes, Hats, Caps
Also a targe assartmentdf
and in addition to the ahave, weald invite aSteatien tooar
whlrh is very large and well suited to this section of
country, pnr facilities for baying and setting goods low,
are not tarpassed by bonsea in the trade In any matket,
and we invite the attention ot Merthanta generally to
enr stock, and ask theat to examine go A aad prices,
tctkving It wfR he for their Interest to make their par
chases ot as. mar3 dlnls
"TTlIFrr THOUSAND pound Ba:k Polk, for sale by
X? nANCOCE. CLARK fc CO.,
mar3 10 rnt kow.
TWSXTT iiere? SagarfCorred Ilaras. for sale by
UAXCOCE, CLAUK. & CO .
mai3 So. 16 Front Sow.
Household and Kitchen Furniture.
BARBIERE L CO . will oa THURSDAY MORN
ING, March 5th, at 10 cl ck. ia treat t stare, a
tame lot of FarsMar-. (to he seW wttaoat r?rrj!ewi
llitmr of Ohatra, Ta', Bedeteade, Betcaes, Wardrobes,
Maltrasses, Peather B-Us, Stoves, Slc. mart-St
3,215 Acres of L,and in Poinsett
County, at Auction.
I WILL tell oa WKD.1SSDAT, lllfc, at IS 'eieck.la
treat ot r mart Sooth side Osari Seaare, 2,11 1
aerrs of So Laao. Sakl Laaa lies nx a Mat (fete aaeas
f St Fraacts rtrer, aad ia the Ttrfetty of O. Pope aad
Eroihot'9 PtaatatkB. The abom propertr wm beoOered
la lots of elthtr acres, with the rreilo. aad -will be
old wttbeat meree. The title is guarantied by leeees-
stbte raea in the city.
term s Oee-taiid cash, balaace ie aae aad two years.
wttaoat iatortet, with a. larn.
A. WALLAUK, ABCTr.
atari Nrn aad Real Kate Btekex.
FAMILY OF NEGHOES, &c., &c.,
Vt -axio"ti on.
I WILL sen, on JTBDN'KSDAT, 4th test., at M o'altok,
at ny aut, aoath sole of Co rt Snare,
CAROLINE, seed aboat 3S years, a se&l thnftr. muter
aad Isoaer. and her three ehtsdien,
MAKr blxkn, saoa abeel7 tau;
uwrr " 3 "
HOSAXXA, - - IK "
A tecae variety of Panttaia. of
Piano, Groceries, ate.
A. -STALL ACK, A
ON "WID.VRSDAT. the th day of March next, I w
sell at Aaction oa the premises,
Fronting on Second, Third. Fourth Md Fifth Hints, he
ine N-t 36, M. W. So. 13 75. TJ. M. hM. SeTstt,
m. 127. 128, 147. lt. ISO. 151, 1M, 17, lSaaJatt.
Ttls property el: iglbly t-catod ant t rahtarliBT la l lhal
more rapidly thoa any property ia the city or iliali at
Metaafcis. . K. LOCKE.
P. S. Addition to sale soUdled. 8. B. kl
Valuable 'Citv Propertr for
I OFF KB. tor nit, opoa easy terms, the Mawta do 1
Two I oo to soath ide a' Madtrcn street, MM tret
froat each by lsSH feet drep.beimr part at aasaexMT
aad S, adjoining tbe property of J Sareat. Eat.
Hook aad Lotos the north sade of eal Host, bsaag a
Let No IT I-n-rTI "1 fl fmat by ltd C I aniai
Vacant Lot adioiarag. e feet frost by SaBjeetsVea.
Lob Maad 5. in Hit's Adttitkia, freaaaar HK JH
each oa tflaartte street by tat feet deep.
I. la, K am H, In Sot Joaee aad CeL Baa Ad
dition, ffeathajr W feet each oa the went sate af Jsarnl
A venae by m sret deep.
rf the above property at not saht prtvadete, II was be
sent at a act lea, ill) I. Lt ass's Aaassea Unas, aa
WESXBSBAT, the lSih of March next. Bar tanas aa
Tir to D. OOCKBStsV
febM-tds iTirtlimrrr anil Tbsnl Thdnai null If
E. D HEATH ETT .a. K. STSB3-
L THOMPSON & CO.,
(SC( CESSOas TO E. X. RACISTS,)
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Fine BvaiuUcs, Wines,
Mavana Cigar s3
A3tB THE T1TEST QCALITT 61"
J. y.sortc c3. Smn
JKFPKRSON STREET, (Brcatfcett &. jtoaer's SeMaBg,)
Between Mat . and Seeead.
JUST RBCEITBB Brandies, Henry Meaaat& Oa., MH5
gWd Cutilloo, 18l5 ; Old Lamoode, WtK
Ota Rucbell. and diff-r-nt brandings.
Wines, Chaaapaeaa and Claret ;
(Md Sooth tMe Maderia. Tooaa Shear ;
Champa ayir. Piear d Boagy , Criaaa da;
Crescent. Olivier Old Cbjuaprrtnt Bt
OH Yieax Cip. Sparkling Briaeadj ;
Clarets. Chatoax Maraeaax. Lasear Gtao ,
Lsate, St. Hstphc aul ether htaasht,
Scotch .Vie. Loodon Porter ;
Poser Groceries, ic. fcc
3- Hetty Spring Beaaacrat espy three ;
send Mil to tkis oa for coUectiea
TTTE hare .h received a fresh" sapaty ef Bad Oovor,
VV Bine Graes aad Tiawthy Seed.
LOWKES, OMtXL & 801,
Agricattaral Ifatenoms, la and It FreediUw.
171 RUM CLOVER. Ifcrde Grass, Orchasd Grass, MK
' let, lacem. White Clover. Btae Grass, aad a huge
stetk af Laadieth'a Garden Seeds, tar aaw by
WARD & JOHW.
A UEZLT MEGRO BO aTJaMf ablB apsdlllas-
te-ar. Apply to ST,-
losM-j-iw o irrnaatHewi
City Tax layers.
CltT TAX PATERS ar n .tioed that the Tax Beokifer
tbe earreot corporate year is sow am do oat, aad
will he kept at th' omce of the Mayer, where aB par jobs
Interested are earaektly lavtted to can and seatta.
feblS JOHK XSWSOM. CUyTaxCei.
TTSTrec ived, a line assortBieBt of saperier SOLD
J LOCKETS, made expresolv for Mrlaiaetpes.ey
W. H. DBSHONG. 181 Matnsorret,
febU Opposite the WemlisnftBiagc.
J. E. CHAD WICK'S ADYERTISE8IEJsTS
ITill Always be Found In This Column.
PERSONS wishing to know what he has to sebLor
what he may want to bay for aay of has caeeamers.
win be aare to and it in the last cetnaan, on the SHOOK B
PAGE. Kesaember that, and save year sett the treat
of leaking ail over the paper. "
AnhossneeseBtraotedtoBte win be attended U oare
fatty aad wlih.Nseatch.
Office Madisen Street, opposite Union Dank.
INSURANCE, SEAL BSTATK ANB SBNtAL
2Etna Fire -and Inland Naviga
tion Insurance Company,
CAPITAL AND STRPLCS $lJHfyiet
Hartford Fire Insurance Co.,
CAPITAL AND SCRPLTS SMea
Charter Oak Eife Insurance Co.
CAPITAL AND rBPLCS 34ttv8
POLICIES ivtned on reasonable terms. Its las aaaili
My adjntrd and promptly pasd.
FOR SALE Seven Acres ef Land, aoeiied what floe
frott Trees, within half a mile ef the city lias Us. oa the
Hernando Plank Hood. Inquire of
J S. CHADW1CK. Memphis LaadOaaoo,
sep!3 Opposite TJbIob Baa
HELAIXOTYPES ! HELAISOTi'FES !
DESBONGS G ALLSRY csowdetl dairy areat raoh par
the Metataotype. They are nallse ths Aaaaestrpe.
Dagaerreotype, or Sphereotype. 3HBT WHX NEVER
Beware ! Spvrloas Imltatioas are beans; made Mask oa
paper. The unwary are liable to be iaaposod apoa wdth
these worthless connterfeito.
None genome anless taken by W. H. BsJHONG, he
having the exctastve right of Memphis, lr the Meteta
otype Patent. Gall'ry, lgi Main si root, opposite the
Worshaaa noose. fes?
Look Out for tho Engine "when the
C3-X-o "t Hoduction.
HAVING jnst received oaeof Geo. D. WtarhsE's beea
tltal STEAM ENGINES and a large stars: of Sta
tionary, cnttaMe for every grade and style ot PtotB aad
Fancy Printing, from tbe asost delicate netting CaraVt
tbe largest site Po.fr, vr are prepared aad li I' i iist
to4.wcrk cheaper, b- ttar, and ntore promptly than rrV
before done In Memphis We have added a large eaaolt
ty, aad are s.ttl adding ail of the latest styles ef Joe) Ma
terial to oar atreatCy exteaelve stock, and atse sobmPs;
the latest aad atest iaaprered Printing Pusses, wbvtU
enable at lode work cheaper, better and mete prissptly
thin has ever bess done hers before. We hava eae ot
the best Card Pi sills evr broach, to lhe csty, aad we
can print Cards at a mach lower sarsre thoa hisisatsta.
Tbo BEN PKAXKL1N" OsEFlOB is aa tho aaraer af
Main aid Attima streets, uudoi to Wugsham Heota. We
Invite alt oar friends aad these who want seat week dene
cheap aad promptly to give as a call.
Ketpectfalry, A T. NORTON k. CO..
f-btH lw Propi: assess.
In ft BttLS. Harrison's Kx ra Peart
IJI'SObbis and SO half ibis. MacbetH;
30 drams Codd.-h. 60 kits Mackerel, No. 1 and 2 J
10 caks Hams. 10 casks Sides ;
SO casks By' London Furter ;
169 boxes H tetter's Bitters;
SO " White Wine. SO boxe. Cttretj
10 casks Claret, 10 bes s Star Caadtss;
160 bags CoSee. W doxen Brocms;
10 bbl. Roll Butter, 50 gross Garret's SaaC;
30 cases Sordines. 5 boars Cheese ;
5' bels aad M kasf bats Bexter's Wbssky ;
76 bets Bams' Ale, MO hbto Whisky ;
50 boxes Lemon Syrup, SO braces Pickles ;
59 " Sx5 Crackers, 59 MXs Pie-Nc Cnciar
SO ' Pie Frmit. SO boxes Rosssat;
60 dezea Oysters. SO dcara Washboards ;
10 bets Cranberries, SO doom Bed Coras.
ALSO. Oranges, Lemans, & nil BBSS. Ftas. Tbtsass,
Sosar, Molasses, fee For sale by
J. F PKANi,
marl N. 36 Fiend Raw.
CASKS assorted Cordials, fer sale hr
H. U pOTTnt, Mate Street.
Third dwr North Worsnem Rmhs,
CASES Pare Jalce Port Wise, Bar soar by
H. H POITBR, XaiaMsees.
Tainieoor North of '
dASBS HiilHtofs Batter, tor rats ay
TJ. K POTT haV Maha street.
Third door North of Wereaam Baaee.
f-SNS HUNDRED cases Both &3i dSS'iHfc
dial (ria. la store aad for sale by
m. n. potter. Mhfc street.
mart loan: oaar .tone or v see ansa i
NE HUNDRED THOUSAND law
K. H. POTISR. Mahal
Third door North of Ivbjonham Mover.
TWO n UNBRED boss PittebBtah Ale. la store aad fer
sale by H. H. POTTER, Msdnetrest,
marl Third door North of Wersbea. Hunan.
GEO. FLAHERTY & BRO.a
MATBleoild oer iiHnni "
-irBgg saoa ex tensive artmtloaa to their ,,, rt
1 U (I U Ct U IU' " aBd .p.
' a U " ac Parnuure, of eeery mssnfrri. 'v.
as most rally Justify ws ta aaoarimt the marahar '
city that their orders hi favor cf their ptoactbft fi i . it
in taecotmiry cati v attended to 1 1 a maaaw to Ibbbiil
enure satisfaction. GEO. FLAHERTY &. BRO..
narl Comer Main and Union streets, Memphis.