Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'Memphis daily appeal. (Memphis, Tenn.) 1847-1886, March 24, 1857, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: University of Tennessee
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 24, 1857,
BE-OPEN1HG OFyXHE SLAVERY AGITA.TIOH,
The Nerthern Black Republican fiest are
eenfrB, msler no circumstances, to cease
their issase and wicked warfare upon the in
BtitutioBS of Uie South. "Were an angel from
heaven to bid them be quit, In a matter that
in no maimer concerns them, they would make
a plea of tyranny, brutality and ithumanitr,
and rave awe fraitticaily than ever. The late
decision of the Supreme -Court of the United
States has added fresh f ael to the flame of their
anger and discord, and they raise one concerttd
howl of Hisappointraent and defiance. The
people have decided against them after a fair
canvass of their issues. The highest, meat
learned and most important tribunal known to
the laws, has declared the measures they pro
pose to be tueconstltntional, and they wak still
fiercer and hotter. What then, is to be done
to satisfy their insane and wicked raring?
How are these pests of the body politic to be
disposed of? It is plain that their morbid minds
bare so long dwelled upon the one idea of ne
gro slavery, that it has become a part of their
nature to agitate, unceasingly and regardless
of consequences. It is clear that they have
erected a despotism of opinion in the Northern
States, by which they mean to sacrifice every
otter great interest of the cootry. Much
ovght to be tolerated to the freedom of free
speech and a free press. Error may always
safety be left free to the combat with reason
Every fair wrestle it makes with jastice and
right hat weakes it and strengthens the right
eous cause. Abolitionism and Black Repub
licanism hare been sttsgracefuliy defeated upon
everv areaa is which they have appealed,
They have bee driven with whips and thongs
from the Temple of the people at "Washington.
There is row no MncUary in the Federal cap
ital in which they can take refuge. They
shooid, then, after they hare thus been fairly
and deliberately defeated on every field, co Ion
ger be tolerated with the same respect which
we are in the habit of deferring to the uphold
ers of ophriofl in which there is an open ques
tion. The great questions decided by the Su
preme Court are now ret adjudicate in the very
The repo&e, the peace, the perpetuity and
the progress of the country demand that they
sboNld be treated as sach in all public discui
sioas. "Wisdom and sound policy would dictate
to the Black Republicans to regard them
such, and to acquiese as gracefully as they
weH can. Bat if in defiance of the judgment
of the Soprei&e Coart against them, and of the
enlightened sense of the people in favor of this
policy, they should still persist in their insane
ravings and coatintK to disturb the repose of
the whole country, let them be regarded
sadtaea or traitors whose design is the o
throw of the Constitution, the dissolution of Hi
Uuiea and the destruction of our adjudicated
right!". Let thein everywhere be so denounced
and held p to public infamy and execration
ia the North as well as in the South. And let
no patriot or honest man tolerate them by
deigning to notice with respect, one of their
odious and treasonable emanations. Their de
signs bare from the beginning beenpradually
deprecated as tending to revolution and anar
chy. Bat bow they have shown their hands
so plainly, as not to admit of any doubt what
ever with reference to their nefarious purposes.
Let the brand ef treason be marked upon them.
NINTH CONGKESSIONAL DISTRICT.
The Democratic District Convention for the
Ninth Congressional District which assembled
at Tre&tea on Monday, 16th inst-, nominated
Gen. J. D. C Atkins, as the Democratic can
didate for Congress by acclamation. The
TreBtea Journal says, "the feeling which
seemed to animate the delegates in attendance
was a common desire to select that person,
with oat regard to local or individual claims,
who would best secure the hearty and united
support of the body of Old-Line Whigs and
Democrats ia the District."
"To prevent a recurrence of the shameful
manner in which the District has been repre
sented ia CoogreH was the desire of all, and no
one was inclines to thrust himself forward as
aa obstacle to the complete triumph of the
Democratic party and its candidate in August
Gen. Atkins will revolutionize the District
His well-known character and ability give am
ple assarance that Etheridge is indeed
' Mr. Ira P. Jones has become one of
the editors and proprietors of the Nashville
The Auttonal .imcrica is the title of a
new daily paper which has recently been com
menced ia Atlanta, Ga.
2?" A man named L. J. Stantit has been
arrested at Xaoxvilie for passing counterfeit
3?" Th Kaexville Remitter says that Col.
Sjsekd has not been prostrated by paralysis.
He is, however, suaeriag acutely from an at-
tlefc of rheumatism.
There will be a total eclipse of the sun
on ttw 26th inst. It wfM, however, take place
about or a little before sunset, and therefore
will be risible only two or three minutes.
ggf There was a fire at Semerville, last
Priday, which destroyed the dwelling house,
kitchen aad a portion of the furniture of Mr.
T. L. Dickinson.
DEEr Snow. "We understand that on the
13th last., the twir was six to eight incheB
deep in Greene county and other counties in
upper East Tennessee.
IST" Mr. Thomas Reed, residing near Co
lumbus, Ga., committed suicide on the 17th
inst., by banging himself in his field with
rope. Insanity was the cause.
0e of the brick rice mills of R. Ha
bersham it Co., was destroyed by fire in Sa
vannah, oa Wednesday morning last. Loss
S?"The newly appointed U. S. Marshal for
the Western District of Tennessee is H. M.
McCtanaban instead of Mahew, as announced
by the telegraph. This gentleman is a son of
Samuel McClanahan, Esq., of Jackson, and. if
we mistake not, a nephew of the senior editor
of the .SJ.empc.ls Appeal. AatkvtUc Union.
Adjournment or the U. S. Senate. The
Washington, Union of the 15th inst., says :
"The peculiarly delicate and resDonsible
duties which devolve upon the Senate of the
United States immediately after the installa
tion of a new administration were brought to a
-satisfactory termination at one o'clock this af
ternoon, by the final adjournment of that dis
liagHlshed body, which met, in pursuance of
the President's -proclamation, on the -Ith inst.,
and has therefore, remained in session ten
days. A large portion or this brief session
was consumed in the consideration and dispo
sition of several iaportant treaties, having a
directrwl important bearing upon the political
and commercial interests of our country. The
treaties which have passed the Senate are as
The Dallas-Clarendon treaty, with several
An extradition treaty with the Grand Duchy
Also, treaties, mainly of a commercial char
acter, with Peru, Venezuela and Siain.
The extra session of the Senata of 1857 will
occupy a conspicuous place in our political an
iials, no less for the amount and Importance of
the public business disposed of than for the
enlightened and exalted spirit which has been
evinced by its distinguished members to carry
into practical effect those wise, conservative
and patriotic counsels which were so recently,
1 ...l.. -1 . -.1. 1 1
country by the present Executive.
GKAKD EAJLBOAD JUBILEE AT MEMPHIS j
OH THE 1ST AND 2D DAYS OF MAYjjj
The Committee appointed by the City Coun
cil to make arrangements for the approaching
Railroad Jubilee, to celebrate the completion
of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad and
opening of a direct communication between
the Mississippi and Atlantic, on the 1st and za
days of May next,have, in the fulfillment of
their duties, appointed the following Commit
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
A. n. DOUGLASS. A. STREET,
JAMES ELDER, T. BAXTER.
A. B. SlIAW, THUS. HUAT,
W. HOWARD, D. HUGHES
W1I. PARK. J. nALSTRAD.
W. B. GREENLAW, I. X. HIN E.HL,
A. P. MERRILL, R. D. BAUGn.
W. S. MILTON, JOHN MARTIN".
COMMITTEE OF IXVITAT10N.
ROBERTS 'N TOPP,
J. P. CARUTHERS,
J. II McMAnON.
A. n. DOUGLASS,
J. KNOX WALKER,
J. P. PRYOR.
DANIEL B. TURNER,
W. R. HARRIS,
R. C BRINKIAT,
P.. F. DILL.
W. T. BROWN,
COMMITTEE Or RECEPTION.
THOS. B. CARROLL,
II. C. SMITH,
J J. WORSHAM,
D. M. CCRRlN,
K. W. il. KINO,
THOS. J. FINN IE,
SAML. P. WALKER,
II. D. SMALL,
I. N. BARNETT,
W. D. CARROLL,
A. K. TATLOR,
COMMITTEE ON TINANCE.
B. GRAHAM, J. n. LOWNES,
JOHN OVERTON, F. M. COPKI.AND,
W. B. MILLER, A. U. llinnu,
A. WOODRUFF, K. McDAVITT,
R. A. PARKER, W. J. DAVIE,
W. F. BARHT, J. L. WEBB,
S. B OCRTIS. L. J. DOrRBB.
C. C. CLEAVES,
Col. John L. Saffaerans is appointed Chief
Marshal of the day, and will select Assistant
Marshals. The Military Companies, Fire De
partment, Masons, Odd Fellows, Sons of Tem-
pr ranee, Hibernians, and all other civil aocie
ties ; the City Schools, private and Sabbath
Schools, and the citizens of Memphis general
ly, ars invited to participate in the coming cel
The military companies of SomervHle, La
mar, and Holly Springs, are also invited to be
present on the occasion. Also, the civic socie
ties and schools in the neighboring towns in
the interior, to join in the procession with sim
ilar societies and schools in the city.
Distinghished speakers will be invited from
all portions of the Union, many of whom have
already signified their intention to be present.
The-officers of the respective companies and
societies, schools, etc., that intend-rto join in
the celebration, will please make it known to
the Chief Marshal at as early a day as pos
The respective committees are requested to
meet as early as convenient, and adopt a plan
of action for carrying out the necessary prepa
rations. The chairman of each committee will
call a meeting at once.
JOHN L. SAFFARRANS,
A. H. DOUGLASS,
Attorney General Black:
For the Memphis Appeal.
Messrs. Editors : The following sketch of
Attorney General Black is taken from a new
work entitled " The Forum, or, Forty Years
Full Practice at the Philadelphia Bar," by
David Paul Brown.
Having stated that Judge Black was born in
Somerset county, Pennsylvania, on the 10th of
June, 1810, and given a short account of his
professional and judicial career, Mr. Brown
" Of the deportment of Judge Black as Chief
Justice, both in banc and Nisi Prius, we have
enjoyed full opportunities of knowledge, and
can, therefore, speak with more safety than
when compelled to rely upon the representa
tions of others, who may be swayed by favor
or Influenced by prejudice."
The style of Judge Black's composition is
unlike any other with which we are acquainted.
It is fluent, sententious, argumentative, face
tious and sarcastic It is to our mind a beau
tiful style, and the wonder is where he should
have have formed it. There certainly could
have been no temptation within the ordinary
jurisdiction of a County Court to lead to so
much perfection in composition, nor could his
opportunities while at the bar, account
for his literary excellence nor had he the
advantages Franklin and many others en
joyed in a printing office, which in itself,
with a bright pupil, is the best of schools.
Where, then, did he obtain it? He obtained it
where Shakspeare and Johnson, and Chatter
ton and Burns obtained theirs from the force
of innate genius, by which opportunities of
knowledge are not only improved but created.
Still he must have read much all his pro
ductions show it. But there are many who
bare read more whose reading has turned to
comparatively little account, for want of that
nice appreciation and adaptation of language
which is remarkable in all the literary produc
tions of Chief Justice" Black. If we were asked
to say in what the chief merit of his composi
tion depends, we should answer in the perfect
clearness with which he exhibits his thoughts
whether right or wrong no man can misunder
stand him. He is not one of those whose at
tempted illustrations render the idea to be con
veyed more obscure, or who obliterate the im
pressions already made by uselessly traveling
over the same ground. He does not draw so
much from the reports as from the pure foun
tain head. He drink from the living waters
of the law instead of indulging and disporting
himself in the dirty, turbid and devious chan
nels which have received the sediments of the
science without its philosophy or purity.
There is one quality possessed by the Judge
that may be apprjpriately called alacrity. He
enters cheerfully upon his duties, is remarkable
for the quickness of his apprehension, and
manifests ondivided attention to the business
In hand. No marr who observes him during the
progress of an argument or a trial can fail to
perceive that his mind is actively engaged in
noting all its phases, narrowly watching IIb
tendencies, and in deducing its just results.
The intelligence of his countenance, the quick
ness of his ere and the vivacity of his whole
manner throw a charm over the most perplex-
ing and embarrassing investigations, the effect
of which all acknowledge but none can de
On and off the bench there is a modesty, a
candor, a sincerity and good humor about him
that favorably impress all within the circle of
their influence. This is obviously natural to
bimj and of course, therefore, it is uniform,
and requires no effort.
In the directness of his opinions delivered in
banc he has no superior. His style is very
clear and very pure sententious, cogent, and
perfectly intelligible ; and if sometimes defec
tive in taste, it is from his occasionally throw-
ing iutcytt too much pungency, piquancy and
wit, which tend to excite our risibles, instead
of conforming to the rule of judicial gravity.
Chief Tustice Black is about fire feet ten
inches high, of stroug, compact and actire
frame, apparently capable of enduring great
physical toil and no inconsiderable intellectual
application. His countenance is animated and
intelligent, and indicates plainly great acute
ness of apprehension and comprehensiveness of
thought. He is a brave, manly and ingenuous
Judge. He approaches a point courageously,
never blinks it or fritters it away, and when he
commits an error for men will err, even
though they are Judges he obviously takes
more pleasure in confessing his faults than in
boasting his virtues. This is one of the high
est qualities of a Judge.
We would as leave argue a Question before
Judge Black sitting in banc that he had decided
at ISist rnus as though he had never decided it
at all. How unlike this to a selfish and opinion
ative Jndge who considers stickimr to wuat
is wrong as equivalent to making it right and
who will not or cannot sacrifice his personal
and intellectual pretensions to nis moral and
official obligations. Obstinacy is a virtue
only when it is enlisted in behalf of truth,
virtue and justice and sanctioned by reflec
tion and wisdom.
Judce Black is quick but not hasty. His
temper upon the bench is amiable and his man
ner, though notthe most bland and courtly, ex
hibits great frankness and warmth of heart
two of jthe best substitutes for etiquette and re
Wherever known he would have been con
sidered a man to be remembered no common
place man no ordinary case lawyer. Nor are
his classical attainments much inferiortohis le
gal lore. His eulogy upon Chief Justice Gibson
reflects equal honor upon uls bead and Heart,
and I remember to have heard It said by one
of the literati who had a right to judge, that
the best hioirranhv or memoir of General Jack
son that was ever produced was writteu by
one Black from the bacKwoocs or Pennsylva
nia, whom he had never seen but should always
admire. That Black from the backwoods of
Pennsvlvanla was Jeremiah S. Black who
finallv became Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
We shall have occasion hereafter in a more ap
propriate place to introduce some extracts trom
these master! r performances. His success in
the last instance ib not so wonueriui wnen it is
known that in some respects General Jackson
was the prototype of Judge Black. The same
firmness of character, the same self-reliance,
the same generosity, the same unflinching in
tegrity, tbe same devotion to friends and an
tipathy to enemies, the same native and in
domitable energy characterize .them both.
That there should have been sympathy between
them, therefore, is no matter or surprise, and
those who sympathize most with others best
understand and can best describe them.
Such is tbe character of Judge Black as
sketched by one who from long acquaintance
and intimate association wun mm is luny ure-
pared to form correct opinions of his merits,
and to do full justice to Lis abilities and the
value of this tribute to tbe Judge is much height
ened by the consideration that, he and Mr.
Brown have always stood politically opposed
to each other. Judge Blackbas been since his
entrance-into professional life a firm and con
sistent Democrat, whfle Mr. Brown has been
eauallv as strong a Whig, and gave his support
to Mr. Fillmore in the recent Presidential elec
tion. S. T. M.
March, 23 1S57.
Col. John F. Cuahman for Congress;
For th Mrmpbis Arpeal.
Messrs. Editors: The extensive circula
tion of your paper throughout North Missis
sippi, the influence it. rightfully exerts upon the
popular mind where truth and its persuasions
are properly appreciated, and the interest your
journal daily manifests in all that pertains to
our well being as a section, justifies the expec
tation that this article will find insertion in
the columns of the Appeal. It is not the in-,
tention of the writer to address himself to his
individual prejudices and leave unspoken the
wishes of the masseB, as is too often the prac
tice of correspondents. A simple desire to en
cross the wishes of a large number of the
voting Democracy of this District, upon a sub
ject closely allied with the success of princi
ple in the next cauraBS for Congress, will be
his only aim. It is true that Inkerman was a
glorious success but not a victory, while the
frowning Malakoff remained unsilenced ; and
it is equally true that our success in the last
canvass was alike honorable to the patriotism
nd intelligence of the Democratic party, but
it was neither such a victory as to induce s
to disregard the suggestions of common pru
dence, or act forgetful of those principles and
that policy which have never failed us in the
trials of the past. It may or may not be true
that the dark-lautern is forever extinguished
in Mississippi. It may be true that American
ism here is effectually hors de combat or it may
be that, like a baffled spirit, it plots for an
other struggle, and ere long its baleful Bignal
lights will again be hung out like treacherous
beacons to lure the incautious upon dreadful
seas. These considerations, while they con
vey to the heart a painful regret that there
does exist an unhappy humor in the minds of
many misguided men, whose cooler sense of
right and justice would uiscard even the best
sanction in their batch of wild and fearful
aims, is happily despoiled of apprehension by
a trusting confidence in the integrity, unity and
elighted understanding of the Democracy.
Since, Messrs. Editors, the Democracy stand
prepared to meetthe issue when it is presented
it becomes us to endeavor, at least, to ascertain
who is the people's choice for Congress in this
district. This subject has received much dis
cussion, but in more instances than one, the
favorite proposed, has been one of individual
favoritism, and not the Democrat toward whom
the general wish of the party points. Let our
standard-bearer be a genuine Democrat one
ttfto hat toiled form whose incorruptible integ
rity hat been ditplayed far a teem of years in the
tertice of the party, and one tchose intelligence
will reflect a proper credit upon the tense and
general understanding of Kit constituency. Ro
tation in office is a Democratic maxim, and
should especially be observed as the policy of
the party an observance which will not only
redound to its interest, but dispense tbe benefit
of equal justice where it has too long been
withheld. Tbe writer has bad much opportu
nity to learn and know the wishes of a large
number of tbe voters of this District, and in
the expression of a choice echoes the sentiment
of a legion of good Democrats. Lt the Con
vention nominate Col. .John F. Cusman, of
Lafayette, and tbe result will be the most over
whelming victory the party ever experienced.
Col. Cashman's long and effective labors in the
front rank of service his force and elegance
as a speaker his urbane address firm and
unfaltering devotion to Democratic principles
at all times and under every difficulty, render
him dearer to the voters of the District than
any one in the list of aspirants for Congress..
No one has done more for the prevalence and
support of our principles than Col. Cuahman,
and the people are conscious of their past in
gratitude to him, and are eager to liquidate, to
Borne extent, the obligation resting upon them.
Shall it be said that the Democratic party is
ungrateful? Shall it be said that the services
of her sons (hose who have the harness-scar
upon them are nothing in comparison to the
interested co-operation of outsiders? Do not
long years of vigorous support of the princi
ples of our party, outweigh the late services,
as well-timed asjtheyhave been, of new and
unfinished Democratt'l Is there not sufficient'
patriotism enough intelligence in the old
Democratic rank to affjrd us a Congressman,
without the humiliating necessity of appealing
to Old line Whigs, even, too, when there is no
record of a disavowal of their former heresies,
and when, too, it ia known that their com
munion with our party was instituted upon en
tirely extraneous issues? Is an Old-line Whig
more deserving of nomination than a Democrat?
Justice forbids such rashness. Col. Cushman
is a Democrat from principle, education and
the record, and the people will not submit to
his abeyance, when preference for a model
Democrat, manufactured of unaltered Whis
prejudices, is to be thus Imprvdently civen. It
is the hope of the Democracy that the nomina
tion will be quietly made, and it can be per
formed without disturbance, If principles are
adhered to, and justice and right are dispensed.
Marshall, Mis., March 20, 1857.
The Railroad Accident in Canada.
Further Paiticulart. A dispatch from Toron
to announces the recovery of tbe bodies of sixty
of the victims of the late terrible calamity on
the Great Western Railroad. The Hamilton
Spectator, in describing the sad affair, says:
"One family were in the cars, consisting of
father, mother and four children. Only one of
the children escaped. One of tne little giris,
about four years of age, who was killed, was
brought into the House near me urroge wuen
we were there. The poor little creature ws
smiling prettily, as if she bad been sleepir.ganet
dreamin? of sweet things when the accident oc
curred, and had been launched into the long
sleep of death before the dream had vanished
from tier minii.
Just before the train reached the bridge, the
engine ran off the track, owing, it is supposed, to
some defect in the axle. This, however, is a
mere surmise, founded only on the observation
of some marks on the road for some distance
on the other side of the spot where the accident
occurred. The immense weignt ot ine engine,
cutting through the timber ot trie nnuge, pro
duced the effect naturally to be expected. The
whole structure gave way,and with one frightful
crash the engine, tender, Daggage car ana iwo
first-class passenger cars broke through the
severed frame-work, and leaped headlong into
the yawning abyss below. The engine and
tender crushed at once through the ice. The
harp-ace car. atrikin? the corner of the tender in
the act of falllDsr, was-thrown to one side, and
fell some ten yards fr6m the engine. The first
Dissenerer car rushed after, andturning as it
descended, fell on its roof, breaking partly
through the lce,""and was crushed to'atoms,
while the last car fell endways on lhe.ice, and,
Btrange to say, remained in that position."
Democratic State Convention. We are
advised by Thomas J. Wharton, -Esq., Chair
man of the State Democratic Central Commit
tee, that seven of the ten 'gentlemen constitu
ting that body hare been heard from. All agree
on Jackson as the place, five name the 4th
Monday of June as the time, one the 2d or 3d
Monday, and the other the firth Monday of
June. Three, Messrs. Berry, of Tippah, Webb,
of Pontotoc, and Love, of Amite, are to be
heard from. One of theBe, we hare reason to
believe, is in favor or the day named by us,
possibly two, wbilBt the third Inclines to the
5th Monday. It may, therefore, be safely
stated that the 4th Monday of June is selected
as the day for tbe meeting or tbe Convention.
Reception or Col. Jefferson Davis. The
Democracy of VIcksburg held a meeting on the
21st inst, for the purpose of making suitable
preparation for the reception of Col. jErr,
Davis on his return from Washington City to
his home In Warren county.
Hon. Wm. McWillie. A correspondent of
the Vicksburg Senmet, writing at Jackson,
urges this gentleman for the Gubernatorial
nomination. Col. McWillie had been previ
ously mentioned in this connection in other
newspapers of the State. Ho once represented,
with great faithfulness, Mississippi in the Con
gressional House of Representatives.
The Editorial Convention. Among
other matters, the Editorial Convention which
is proposed to be held at Jackson, simultaneous
ly with the Democratic State Convention, will
consider the propriety of repudiating the action
of the Legislature in regard U the rates of ad
vcrtising prescribed for the press; and also to
petition that body to repeal the objectionable
act- As disinterested observers, we can but
approve of this course of our Mississippi
brethren. What better right the Legislature
has to regulate printers' fees than lawyers' or
doctors fees, or mechanics' wages, isast our
comprehension. Mississippi is not the on'y wort across mis ncge. me citizens of North
Stale In which this injustice is practiced. j nAtt,!, a?ou,d be dP'fKfn-
I frpif iil in thift matfr .inn Tin ha m nr an K
Gen. Quitman. Our distinguished Repre- 1
sentative arrived home on Sunday evening. We
have not as yet seen him, but soon hope to. He
returns Dome alter Having aiscnargea dis duties
faithfully, and we have ho doubt that each one
of his constituency will echo the sentiment,
" Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
It is ever Gen. Quitman's ambition to serve
bis constituents to the best of his ability, and
we feel confident that so well pleased Dave tney
been with his course during this term, that,
should he desire it, he will be returned to the
next Congress by acclamation. Natchei Free
Trader, March 17.
The same paper has the following :
A Phenomenon. On Friday morning last
we had a regular genuine snow storm, which
lasted some two hours. It afterwards cleared
off, and the balance of the day was as mild as
an April day. Once before in our recollection
there was such a phenomenon, about the same
time in March, in 1850 or 1852.
The Frdit Crop. We are extremely grati
fied to have the assurance of sundry ex
perienced fruit growers, that our fruit crop is
not yet materially injured. A good deal will 1
doubtless fall off, but while this decreases the I ?"'""' iewmen couia Dave uesireatounder
qUantity, the quality will be greatly improved. ! uke lh task, and none would have been so
On the whole, we have strong hopes that we
shall vet have an abundance of delicious fruit.
The pears will escape uninjured. Fiekj&urg
Whig, March 17.
Carrollton. We learn from the Democrat
of the 19th that that town is improving very
rapidly. A number of new buildings are being'
erected. Trade is good.
Democratic Meeting. The first Monday
of April is suggested as a proper time for the
meeting of the Carrollton Democracy, to ap
point delegates to the State Convention.
Small Pox in South Mississippi. The
Vickf ourg Whig, of tbe 18th, learns that the
sma'l por, which has been prevailing for some
time in Jefferson county, is gradully spreading
in Claiborne county.
Democratic Convention in Old Tippah.
C. P. Miller, Esq., Chairman, alter consulta
tion with many of the leading Democrats of
the county, calls a meeting at Ripley on the
17th of April, for the purpose of nominating
candidates for the Legislature and appointing
delegates to the State and District Conventions.
For Auditor op Public Accounts Mr.
Simpsun Parks, of Tallahatchie county, is
suggested by a correspondent of the Mittittp-
pian over uie signature or " uld holmes," ior
this responsible and lucrative office. In several
campaigns past he has rendered effective ser
vice for the Democracy. For several terms he
has been a useful member of the Legislature.
A man named Griffin waB killed last week
at Midway, Barbour county, by a fall from a
Hon. John D. Phelan is the first choice of
the Democracy of Jefferson county for Gov
ernor. Thr Montgomery Mail says :
"We understand that the Lessee has built
and launched at the Penitentiary, a tloop of
about thirty tont. She is a sloop, called the
Coquette, and is intended to be sold for a fish
ing smack in Mobile. She was designed -and
built by two or -three nautical convicts. Her
draft is two feet and a half."
AVe copy the following from the Florence
Gazette, of last Saturday:
" Col. John L. .Bunch, of Tuscumbia, has
been rc-appcinted Postmaster of the distribu
ting office at Tuscumbia by Mr. Buchanan.
This appointment gives us great pleasure.
Strong efforts were made not only to divest Col.
Bunch of the post, but to move the office. Right
and justice bave prevailed, and besides the con
tinuance of an energetic and efficient officer.
rvorth Alabama and Middle and west Icnnes-
see have the'satisfaction of knowing that the
distributing office remains just where it ought
On the loth inst.. a nesro trirl beloorrinfr to
John McCabe, of Lauderdale county, was
drowned in attempting to cross ShcTal creek in
" " " "
Thomas Robinson was killed in Chambers
county, week before last, by a man named
The Spirit of the South, published at Eufaula,
Barbour county, is offered for sale.
We copy the following items from the Mto
cate of last Thursday :
" Thomas Lyles Nicks suffered the extreme
penalty of the law, at Bcllefonte on the? 11th
inst., for the murder, in this county, of James
Rose. He made no confession and denied his
guilt as far as this crime is concerned, but no
credence is placed in bis declaration, for ihe
proof against him was very strong. About
three thousand people honored his execution
with their presence.
Some two or three years ago, Berry IH11,
Neil McCoy and Benj. S. Biggs were drinking
toeether In Vienna, in this county. Hill bad
plenty Ot money luejr buiicu uu iuuut uiut
to visit a noted house after which, Hill was
not een anv more. McCoy and Biggs were
suspected of having murdered him the matter
was partially investigated, and the circumstan
ces were strong against them. They left for
narts unknown, and their present location is
' . . t.. f..i r a i : ikt
nOt KnOWn. XUC IdOb UltfliU .juij in iuib cuuu-
tv were a train investigating the matter, when
Berry Hill himself appeared, denied having
been murdered, declared that McCoy and Biggs
were innocent of his murder. &c I We men
tion this, that the absentees, McCoy and Biggs,
may return nome again.
Mr. A. Unddrwood has retired from the
Montgomery Adterliter and Gazette.
The Florence Democrat, of Thursday, gays
of the Railroad :
Subscriptions to our branch' road, are being
added raiuer siowiy. nowever, every little
helps, and the stock continues to swell, though
it has not yet reached $J0,U0O. Let those of
our county friends who have not yet done their
part, come up and raise it to $luu,uou, the
amount required, so mat tne road can be put
We clip the following from the Florence
Democrat, of the 19th Inst.:
"Messrs Foster & Atherton raised steam at
their Wool Factory in this place, on Saturday
last, though they have not yet commenced ope
rations. Their engine works beautifully, and
as soon as they can get the machinery fitted up
properly, they will be prepared to turn out ele
gant goods, and lots of them. They are ener
getic men, and are pushing things pretty rapid
The Huntsville Democrat, of the 18tb InBL,
thus speaks of the weather: ;
"Durine the past week the weather was va
riable aLd cold. On Friday, snow fell for some I
length of time in considerable quantities, and
remained upon tbe ground until late next day.
Fruit trees were not sufficiently advanced in
bloom to be materially injured, although all the
more rorward vegetables were killed. xow,
the air is balmy r.nd Spring-like."
The Montgomery Mail has a specimen,
we'ghing 15 pounds, of the richest Iron Ore In
the world about70 per cent, pure metal. It
was presented by a friend, who brought it from
the Iron Mountain of Mr. Horace Ware,
We extract the annexed paragraph from the
Huntsville Democrat, of last Wednesday :
"Railroad Celebration. In view of the
near approach to completion of the Memnliis
and Charleston Railroad, the Eagle and En
quirer and the Appeal suggests to the citizens
of Memphis a great Railroad Jubilee, to which
the people of Mississippi, Alabama and Ten
nessee snail De invited 'to consecrate on tbe
banks of "the Mississippi river the holy union
of the briny deep with our virgin Western Wa
ters.' If such a festival be determined upon,
the city of Memphis, commercially and social
ly, will rose nothing by her liberality."
Central Railroad. -The Mobile Tribune,
In speaking of the Important Railroad enter
prises in the State, thus characterizes the Cen
"The third, extending from Montevallo to
Decatur, is, without tloubt, more essential to
the interests of the State at large, than any
other roadthat has yet been projected. For the
want of proper channels of communication,
tbe Northern and Southern portions of the
State are as foreign to each other as though
they were parts of separate States. This pro
posed road would bring them together, and
open up and afford a market for a large section
which is now isolated The only obstacle in
tbe way ot this desirable enterprise, is the
ridge of mountains which cross the State. On
ly able to build the road from Montevallo and
from Decatur, to the mountainous regions; con
sequently, all that is now wanting to brinz the
two extremes of the State together, is sufficient
legislative aid to defray the expenses of the
th citizens of Mobile."
'I his road is claimiug a great deal of atten
tion from the press of the Southern part of tbe
FAREWELL ADDRESS OF GOV. GEARY.
To the piople of Kansas Territory:
Having determined to resign the Executive
Qfilce, and retire again to the quiet scenes of
private life and the enjoyment of those domes
tic comforts ot wuicn X Dave so long been de-
prived, I deem it proper to address you on the
occasion ot my ueparture.
The office from which I now voluntarily
withdraw was unsought by me, and at the time
of its acceptance was by no means desirable.
This was quite evident, from the deplorable
moral, civil and political condition of the Ter
ritory the discord, contention and deadly
strife which then and there prevailed and the
painful anxiety with which It was regarded
by patriotic citizens in every portion of the
American Union. To attempt to govern Kan
sas at suph a period and Under such circum
stances, was to aBstime no ordinary responsi-
presumptuous, without serious forebodings as
to the result. That I should have hesitated, is
no matter of astonishment to those acqua:nted
with the facts; but that I accepted the appoint
ment was a well-grounded source of regret to
manr of xav well-tried friends, who looked
upon the enterprise aa one that eould terminate interest, un every uand, t now preceive tin
in nothing but disaster tt myself. It was not I mistakable indications of welfare and prosper
supposed possible that order eould be brought ' tv. The honest settler occupies his quiet
in any reasonable space of time, and with the-! dwelling, with his wife and children clustering
means at my command, from the then existing around him, unmolested, and fearless-of danger,
chaos. " I The solitary traveler pursues his way un-
Without descantiiur imon the feelinirg. tirin- harmed, over every public thoroughfare. The
eiples and motives which prompted me, suffice
it to say, that I accepted the President's tender
of the office of Governor. In doing so, I sa
crificed the comforts of a home, endeared by
tbe strongest earthly ties and most sacred asso
ciations, to embark in an undertaking which
presented at tne neat but a uaric and unsatis
factory prospect. I reached Kansas and en
tered upon the discharge of my official duties!
in the most gloomy hour of her history. . Deso
lation and ruin reigned on every hand. Homes
and firesides were deserted. The smoke of
burning dwellings darkened the atmosphere.
Women and children, driven from their habi
tations, wandered over the prairies and among , bas increased in value almost without prece
the woodlands, or sought refugend protection i cent, until in some places it is commanding
even among tbe Indian tribes. The highways prices that never could have been anticipated,
were iufeated with numerous predatory bands, I Whether this healthy and happy changs is the
and the towns were fortified and garrisoned by ! result solely of my Executive labors, or not,
... .. . . . . :l . 1. 1 : l
-imost t0 Dhrenzv. aiiddetermiNed unon mutual
armies Ot coniltctins partisans, eacn excited
extermination. bucn was witunut exaggera
tion, the condition of the Territory, at the pe
riod of mj" arrival. Her treasury was bank
rupt. There were no pecuniary resources
within herself to meet the' exigencies of the
times. The Congressional appropriations, in
tended to defray the expenses of a year, were
insufficient to meet the demands of a fortnight.
The laws-were null, the courts virtually sus
pended, and the civil arm of the Government
almost entirely powerless. Action prompt,
decisive, energetic action was necessary. I
at once saw what was needed, and without
hesitation gave myself to the work.
months I have labored with unceasing industry.
The accustomed and needed hours for sleep
have been employed in the public service. Night be made light and happy by the richest bless
and day have official duties demanded unremit- ings of a kind and munificent Providence,
ting attention. I have had no proper Ieisurs To you, the peaceable citizens of Kansas, I
moments for rest or recreation. My health j owe my grateful acknowledgments for the aid
has failed under the pressure. Nor is this all : I and comfort your kind assurance and hearty
to my own private purse, without assurance of ! co-operation have afforded in many dark and
reimbursement, have I resorted In every emer- i trying hours. You have my sincerest thanks,
.n... tlm .t.irail fnn.u whsth.r tl,..i.nid itiv earnest nravers that von nav be
I tll.J , 1U. .V IUU l-V. .Ul.UJ. 1 I Mt. .Ul . . V- .1
I arduous services and willing sacrifices have
!. , T- V
been beneficial to Kansas and my country, you
are abundantly qualified to determine.
That I have met with opposition, and even
bitter vituperation, and vindictive malice, is
no matter for astonishment No man has ever
yet held an important or responsible post in our
ovvn or any other country and escaped censure.
I should have been weak and foolish indeed,
had I expected to pass through I he fiery ordeal
entirely unscathed, especially as I was required,
! thwart evil machinations, and hold in restraint
j wicked passions, or rid the territory of many
if not to
rnmp in rontliet witn. at least to
lawless, reckless and desperate men. uesides,
it were impossible to come in contact with the
,;- -! .H.l. I 41
conflicting interests which governed the con
duct of many well disposed persons, without
becoming an object of mistrust and abuse.
While from others, whose sole object was no
tqriously personal advancement at any sacri-
lice o tue general good anu at every nazaru, it
would have been ridiculous to anticipate tbe
meed of praise for disinterested action and hence
however palpable must have been my patriot
ism, however just my official conduct, or how
ever benefical its resuts, I do not marvel that
my motives have been impugned and my integ
rity maligned. It is, however, so well known,
that I need scarcely record the fact, that those
who have attributed my labors to a desire for
gubernatorial or senatorial honors, were and
are themselves the aspirants for? those high
trusts and powers, and foolishly imagined that
1 stood between them and tbe consummation of
their ambitious designs and High-towering
But whatever may be thought or said of my
motives or desires, I have the proud concious
ness of leaving this scene of my severe and anx
ious toil with clean hands, and tbe satisfactory
conviction that He wbo can penetrate tbe in
most recesses of tbe heart, and read its secret
thoughts, will approve my purpose and acts.
In the discharge of my executive functions, I
have invariably sought to do equal and exact
justice to all men, however bumble or exalted.
1 Dave escnewed -ill sectional disputations,
kept aloof from all party affiliations, and have
alike scorne 1 nil nerous threats of personal in
jury and violence, and the most nattering prom
ises of advancement and reward. And I ask
and claim nothing more for the part I have
acted than the simple merit of having endeav
ored to perform my duty. This I have done,
at all times, and upon every occasion, regard
less of the opinions of men, and utterly fear
less of consequences. Occasionally I have
been forced to assume greaf responsibilities,
and depend solely upon my own resources to
accomplish important ends ; but in all such in
stances, I have carefully examined surrounding
circumstances, weighed well the probable re
sults, and acted upon ray own deliberate judg
ment ; and in now reviewing them, I am so well
satisfied with the policy unifomrlly pursued,
that were it to be done over again, it should
not be changed in the slightest particular.
In parting with you, I can do no less than
give you a few parting words of kindly advice,
and even ot friendly warning. You are well
aware that most of the trouble which lately agi
tated tue lerruory, were occasioned by men
who had no especial interest in its welfare.
Many of them were not even residents : whilst
it is quite evident that others were Influenced
altogether in he part they took in the distur
bances by mercenary or otner personal consid
erations. The great body of the actual citi
zens are conservative, law-abiding and peace
Ibviner men, dispose 1 rather to make sacrifices
for conciliation and consequent peace, than to
insist for their entire" riehts should tbe rreneral
good thereby be 'caused to suffer. Some of
mem, under tne influence of the prevailing ex-i
citement and-mlsguided opinions, were led-, to
the commission of grievous mistakes, but not 1
witb tbe deliberate intention or doing wrong.
A very few men, resolved upon mischief
may keen in a state of Unhealthy excitement
and involve in fearful strife an entire commu
nity. This was demonstrated during the civ'l
commotions with which the Territory was con
vulsed. While the people generally were anxi
ous to pursue their peaceful callings, small
combinations of crafty, scheming, and design
ing men succeeded, from purely selfish motives,
bringing upon them a series of most lamenta
ble and destructive difficulties. Nor are they
satisfied with the mischief already done. They
never desired that the present peace should be
effected; nor do they Intend that it ihall con
tinue if they have tbe power to prevent it. In
the constant-croakings of disaffected individ
uals in various sections, you hear only the ex
pressions of evil desires and intentions. Watch,
then, with a special, jealous and suspicious
eye, those who are continually indulging sur
mises of renewed hostilities. They are not
the friendB of Kansas, and there is reason to
fear that some of them are not only the ene
mies of this Territory, but of the onion Itself.
Its dissolution is their ardent wish, and Kansas
has been selected as a fit place to commence
the accomplishment of a most nefarious de
sign. The scheme has thus far been frustra
ted; out u oas not been abandoned, iou are
entrusted, not only with the guardianship of
this Territory but the peace of the Union,
which depends upon you in a greater degree
than you may at present buddo-so.
You should, therefore, frown down every ef
fort to foment discord, and especially to array
seiners irom cinerent sections ot ice Union in
hostility against each other. All true patriots,
vfhelber from the North or South, the Eajtor
West, should'unite together for that which is
and must be regarded as a common cause, tb:
preservatiqn of the Union; and he who LJ1
whisper a desire for its dissolution, no matter
what may be his. pretensions, or to what fac-
tion or party he claims to belong, is unworthy
of your confidence, deserves vour strongest
reprobation, and should be branded as a traitor
to his country. There is a voice erring from
the grave, of one whose memory 1b dearly
cherished in every patriotic heart, and let it
not cry in vain. It tells you that this atte-npt
at dissolution is no new thing r but that, even
as eariy as tne days ot our lirst resident, it
was agitated by ambitious aspirants for place
and power. And if the appeal of a still more
recent hero and patriot was needed in his time,
how much more applicable is it now, and in
"The possible dissolution of the Union," he
says, "has at length become an ordinary and
familiar subject of discussion. Has the warn
ing voice of Washington been forgotten? or
have designs already been formed to sever the
Union? Let it not be supposed that I impute
to all of those who have taken an active part
in these unwise and unprofitable discussions a
want or patriotism or of public virtue. Tne
honorable feelings of State pride nd local at-
...i ,..! -i i . .,
lacumems huu a puce in un uoion uie
most emiguieneu ami pure, xiui uune sucu
men are conscious of their own integrity and
honesty of purpose, they ought never to forget
that the citizens of other States are their po
litical brethren; and that, however mistaken
they may be in their views, the great body of
them are equally honest and upright with them
selves. Mutual suspicions and reproaches
may, in time, create mutual hostility, and art
ful and designing men will always be found
who are ready to foment these fatal divisions,
and to inflame the natural jealousies of differ
ent sections of the country. The history of
the world is full of such examples, and espe
cially the history of republics."
'When I look upon the present condition of
the Territory, and contrast it witb what it was
when I first entered it, I feel satisfied that my
administration Das not been prejudicial to its
torch of the incendiary has been extinsruished,
I and the cabins by which it was destroyed,
have been replaced with more substantial
builJingSr Hordes for banditti no longer lie
in wait in every ravine for plunder and assasi
nation. Invasions of hostile armies tuve
ceased, and infuriated partisans, living in our
midst, bave empaatically turned their swords
Into plough-shares, and their spears into prun-
ing-hooks. Laborers are everywhere at work
farms are undergoing rapid improvements
merchants are driving a thriving trade and
mechanics pursuing with profit their various
occupations. Real estate, in town and country,
crnaiuiy uas iccune-u uuniiK my auminis
! tration. Upon yourselves must mainly depond
the preservation and perpetuity of the pres
ent prosperous condition of affairs. Guard it
with unceasing vigilance, and protect it as you
would your lives. Keep down that party spirit,
which, if permitted to obtain the mastery,
must lead to desolation. Watch closely, and
i condemn in its infancy, every insidious move
ment mat can possibly tend to discord and dis
union. Suffer no local prejudices to disturb (he
prevailing narmony. to every appeal to these,
turn a deaf ear, as did tbe Saviour of men to
the promptings of the deceiver. Act as a uni
ted band of brothers, bound together by one
common tie. Your interests are the same, and
by this course alone can they de maintained.
I Follow this, and your hearts and homes will
j J 1 J J J
abundantly rewarded or .Heaven
T. tk. I.Jii. .F tt, TflrrJf
To the ladies of the Territory the wives.
mothers, sisters and daughters of the honest
settlerp I am also under a weight of obliga
tion. Their pious prayers have not been raised
in vain, nor their numeroua assurances of con
fidence in the policy of my administration failed
to exert a salutary influence.
And last, though notthe least, 1 must not be
unmindful of tne noble men wuo form the Mili
tary Department of the West. To General
I ru r.ouiuuaimiuBoiacciB acuue unuer
U'3 command, 1 return my thanks for many
valuable services. Although from different
" uuivu, ana uuihj imuucu wu
! sectional prejudices, I know of no instance in
which such prejudice have been permitted to
stand in tbe way of a faithful, ready, cheerful
and energetic discharge of duty. Their con
duct in this respect is worthy of universal coa-
j mendation, and presents ia .bright example for
those executing the civil power. The good
behavior of all the soldiers who were called
upon to assist me, is, in fact, deserving of es
pecial notice. Many of these troops, officers
and men, had serve 1 with me on the fields of
Mexico against a foreign foe, and it is a source
of no little satisfaction to know that the lau
rels there won have been further adorned by
the praiseworthy alacrity with which they
aided to allay a destructive fratricidal strife at
With a firm reliance in the protecting care
and over-ruling providence of that Great Being
who holds in his band the destinies alike of
men and of nations, 1 bid farewell to Kansas
and her people, trusting that whatever events
may hereafter befall them, they will, in the
exercise of His wisdom, goodness and power,
be so directed.as to promote their own best in
terest and that of the beloved country of which
they are destined to form a most important
part. JOHN W. GEARY.
LEcosirTON, March 12, 1857.
'Still Another Ddel We learn from the
New. Orleans Delta, that a duel took place at
the "Daks," near that city, on the 12th inst.,
between Mr. J. W. McDonald, editor of the
Natchez Free Trader, and Capt. J. K. Duncan
pistols being the weapons, and the distance
twelve paceB. Shots were exchanged without
doing any damage, though it was said that
McDonald's bullet passed so close to Duncan
as to cut his vest. After the first fire the chal
lenge was withdrawn by Mr. McDonald.
Destructive Fire and Escape or Pris
oners We copjr the following from the
Knoxville Register, of last Thursday :
"We learn that o-ie side of the public square
of the town of Harrison, Hamilton county,
Tennessee, was consumed by fire on the even
ing of tbe 12th inst. Tbe jail in Harrison, for
some months past, bas neen so crowded with
prisoners, a number of whom were committed
on charges of murder, that it was necessary
to keep a body of men Constantly on guard for
me sare-Keeping or uie prisoners. Un the
evening abore alluded to, the guard were at
supper, an alarm of fire was raised in town,
and wmie an attention was turned to tnis exct
tine scene, the jail was broken onen. and four
f-of the most guilty, murderers as held in public
opinion, escaped, luree otDers failed to get
away. There seeiriB to be m doubt from pre
vious threats, that the whole affair was pre
concocted by the friends of the offenders, and
carried out to defeat the course of justice."
FIVJ3 DOLLARS REWARD.
LOST A large braai SAFE S.RT, number not recol
lected. Tbe ahum reward will be paid to the Under
by leaving it at the Adams Szpreas Company' Offlco, No.
22 Main street. -marK-.f
J. M. L. EAR It.
ON Sunday, 24 Instant, a bear? Gold Fb Cbiin and
Slide. A literal rtward will tx paid to th Under br
leaTlng It at tbe omea of the Comratrrtal Haul. orAr
rEAL Offlee. aar2
W. G. 1VEATHEKFORD,
COUNSELOR AT LAW, and Real EtUte Agentr Vapi
Rtfer to A. Wrllht. Elq., and Col. R. G Pirne,Mem
ohli; Jndse R. L Carntberf, Supreme Coott; E. G.
Eattman, Esq , NaibrllK; Major G. A. Henry, Clarki-
TUIe, Tnn , ana Uen. T. u. nonrnor, pesaa Co., Art.
K & Jj U O ! J
mnERE will hi no Frtlxht forwarded to Srdia Depot,
X until MONDAY, lbs 30th instant. Send down year
Good 3atnrdy, for Mondays Train.
mar2!-dSt E. M. PATRICK. Sap't.
TUST recelredon consignment from NbYlHe, SO casks
J Clear awes ; 20 cases tnouw-i; w casts uauu,
Which we will dose oat to tie trade cheap.
mar2t-2w MASON . NORVELL.
, x r j-.t,iuj js
frO 1 NEGRO W
rjt and Was
r- 1 GIRL, 13 3
1 ST.r.RO MAN. 60 Tears old :
WOMAN, -10 years oW spitnata cooi
I Washer ;
I years o d ;
An extra WOMAN. azrd22 years.
scar?4 M. C. CATCE k SON.
For Sale, upon Favorable Terms.
BEING desirecs to pnt mere cash deans into
basinets, I offer for sale, npon terms to salt, the
feHowinz well-located City and Country Pro
One Lot, 37 by 113K feet, on the north shle ot Kadlscn
street, between Third and Poorth streets, Improyed 1th
z. small Pr.me noese. Cut- rn, Jtc
A Lot 52 feet 3 Inches on the oath sMe ot BesI street,
by K5 feet en ttt east sMe ef Caasey street, iBfrered
with a) Frame Grocery B jse, and Is a food stand f er
A Hesse and Lot on the west tide of Carney street 200
fret, ronth of Real, Hosse cntaintn; six reams.
One nnlmprorcd Lei, on Poplar street, M by 143 X feet
One Lot on Exchange atr.ei, 0 feet 2 Inches by 118 V
Ooe Lot on the Alabama iload, 53 by 37 feet.
Elf bt acres In tbe Carr tract, on tbe north sr'e of Cen
tral Avtane, tetween the Residence ot nQ. I. G. Harris
and tlio Pigecn Roost Plans read.
marCt-lm No. 3 Otark's Uarbie Elect.
Tee I Ice I Ice:
HAVING completed oar MAMMOTH ICE HOUSE on
Beal street, nearthe orner of Shelby, we are bow
prepared to f arnlsh oar fri nda and customers with ICE
at ONE CENT PER POUN1 . Ail orders for paektnt wilt
be promptly and caret oliy i Heeded to In alt seasons of
the year at lowest rates.
The coram snltr maydep nd npononr SHpsvljlBr them
with Ice at the abore rate. It Is prar latenttre to keep
prices wttain means of tbe poor as eu aa ncs.
niar2t-6ai DUVAL, ALGEO & CO.
Corns ami Muni ons.
BE. T. H. D' ALTON,
OCRGEON PEDIST to th Royal Families ot Encland.
,:3,?"fe,Dd p1ItBf1' 1 ?m zJnt " Londn.
and Castle Lawn Dosztass. Isle of Mas. bees respectfnl-
,r ,0 mike KBown, that, hatiog recently arrlred in New
Orleans en a professional tour if the Dotted States of
America, he is at present o a Tint uf a few days only to
MEMPHIS, dnrini watch t me he may be consulted by
tbose afflicted wun CUKN3 both bard and sort, BUN
IONS and troobtrsome TO NAILS, all cf icbKb. how
erer loss standing and bad. he gearsnties la a few mla-
ntes to remove aad effrrtt aHy and net ras Bestir en re
w ithoat tbe slightest pain e iueoaeeB.e9oe. either dsrln:
their removal or aftei ward , and span terms so strictly
reasnabte aa to ptaeo his m trices witbia the reach of aH
wbo require then.
j- OflKe, Room No. 2, rat door to tbe right at the
top at Ladies' Entrance, lomraerclal Hotel, Memphis.
Office honrs frees 10 a. M till half past 1 p.m. aad
f rem half past 2. till S o'ct ct, p. m., dally, dnrlBg his
yery limited stay.
From Dr. Cartwright, Ne r Orleans, tale ef Natchez.
Dr. D'AlteB is aa adept i hit professiea. I can safely
recoetiMBd arm as sack, ta nag this morntagmait skil
ful y and palt lessly remere : two very treabUsotne Cerns
frfcHi my fee', and fosrota is frera members ef ray fam
ily. SAML A. CARTWRIGHT, II. D.
New Orleans, January Oc IS67.
Prom Dr. J. L. Crawec ir, Prorene of Chemistry,
scaoul er aiedsa le, ?iw urieass J
I bave ranch pieaswe la irttfyiag to tbe profeisional
skill aad ability of Dr. D'A too. lie has extracted tros
Mesume Coras from my feet in a perfect! pslnless man'
nrr I can taeretere ma lmend him as an operator.
wnose asm caa se retieu hj jn.
J. L. ORAWCOUR, 11. D
New Orleans, JaB. 25, 18 7.
From John C. In e, M. D., Natchez.
I take Dteasaie la recent nendlnc Dr. D'lltoa is tbest
sfllicted with Corns or tn ables me Tee J'Hs, barlBg
siiniauy operated npon i le and relieved me- ef aaas
growing into the ties to witb int any pain whatever.
Natchei, Feb. 13, 1SS7. JOHN C. INGE, M. D.
Fran L. P. B!aekbnm, Esq., M. D., Natchez.
Dr. S'Altea has jast tracted a very troabiesome
Corn for me. Tbe operation was perfectly calsless
recommend him, with con&deaee, as ataest sktllfnl ope
rator. L P. BLACKBURN, M. D.
E J. BLACKBDRN, M. D.
Natchez, Feb. U, 1S57.
Fretn L. R. Marshall, Esq., Natchez.
1 hare had occasion to can in theserrIceof Dr. D Al
ton, In hi profession, aad I have no hesitation la sjying
mat bts skill far surpassed my exrecfatlons; tbe opera
tion bring cempfeta wilbuot tbe least pain
Natchez, March 2. L. R. MARSHALL.
X3T Dr. D'Altoa bas already received num'reus satis-
facury testimonials folly concurring In the aboTe. which
may be seen at bis onVe, iuUudlng tbeee of John P. Wa!-
worib. Esq , u Raistoa. K t., Richard A. Inge, Esq.,0.
aietciire, tsq., air. Ilaib Killotl. chemist, etc ; il,. II
One-lard, end others eqasH weH known.
Thoasandsof tesiimonla s. Inclndiag those ot some of
the most distinguished medical practitioners tn Europe,
may be-n on appHcUoa; bnt as the above are from
well known and hUbly respectable Fhrsirians in this
country, they are selected as most Mktlf to prore satis
factory. Please to reraembr the address and hysrs of attend
N. B The aboTe eSSee baa beea selected as being mere
retired aid cenrenleB for visitors than any e ther room
in ine Ceramerctal Hotel. martl-lw
jSTEW BOOKS !
AT LAMB, YOnG &. CO.'S,
No. 259 Main Stroot.
A PPLETON'S CrefePttdia of BircraphT.
Moore's Memuirs and Josrnal, by Lord Jehn Itasseil.
uoniMenttal Correspondence ef Napoleon.
WiltMt's Lifeef Summer Aed.
Cannibal's All; Or, Slaves Without Masters, by George
iiizbuso, or furs Kerai. uaronne, va.
Annual of Scientific Dlscuiery for 1S67.
The GoUfn Legacy; Or, A Story of Life's Phases.
Ivors, by Miss SeweW.
Cathie Brand ie ; Or, The History of a Qaiet Lite.
Racbef Gray, by Julia Kaeaaaagh.
Madeleine, " '
Bayard Tailor's TriTrti in EBrof.
Th Ride, Axe aad Saddle Bags, by MHtburn.
The ftutden Dracen.
The Desft of Sinai, by Bensr.
Violet; Or, The Cross aad the Crown, by Miss Mcin
Life la toe Itinerancy.
Agaetl's Book ef Chess. raarSt-lw
1?. ftlans1ielil V Co
ARE now receiving tbeir Stork ef
ja. r d
GENTS' FUBNISHIiSfG GOODS,
TO IV IT:
PANTS, CARPET BiGS,
TESTS, V ILISK3,
HANDKERCHIEFS, UNDER EAR.
CRAVATS, HA LP H03B,
TIES, GLOVES, &e., it-.
A D. .MAZNSt'IEI.D .V CO.,
No. 5 Post OOiOe Bal disg, Jraetcsa street,
S. D. 7KUE1IEART J. it. lVOeilSOX.
TRUEHEART &. WOODSOX,
Manulactnrcrs of Soullierii Star CoUon Gin,
TJ ESPECTFULLT call the attention -l Ibe peblic, par
JL ticnlarly tbe Co! ten Planter, to thWr GIN MANU
FACTORY, now in snceessfol operation is llu. place. We
deem it unnecessary to publish any tnttmontals of the
good performances of our Gins, though many could be
proenred of gentlemen who are ne n-inz 'brni men of
high reputation as planters and won'd not be talisded
with any but a good Gia ; and we will only add that we
are determined to spare no pair s or larau to make a
Cotton Gin that will pbase Ibe Plsnter.
In aduitlon to the Gin wr formerly adrertisd and sold
for $3 per saw, we are nw rttifnj up at improved style,
at considerable additional rzpeose w' led we will sell at
$3 CO per saw.
A sample ot our Gins caa always b- s'en at Messrs.
Graham k. Hill's, who are our agents la Mtniphis.
Gentlemen Planters, send in yonr ord-r with specla
cations, and they shall tw prompt y attended to. A suf
ficient guaranty Riven In erety tale
Xj Repairing done with neatness and dlsi atch.
TO THE LADIES AXi7gEXTLEMEX OF
JAMES MILLSON, formerly of Cincin-Gu-,
rati. Ohio, would respectfully announce tJE
the citizen ef Memphis that he has opened SCr
a BLEACHING and PRESSING EsUMl.hment on unitn
street, near D.-Soto, wh-re Bonnt Fiats, Glpsey and
Gents' Hats will be done tn the best stjle for Ibote wbo
faror him with their patronage Also, Besaets dyed an-'
presed for stores, at low prices.
Please give him a call, on Colon street, m ar DeSoto.
A FEW copies of "WASHINGTON CROSSING THR
O. DELAWARE " Paialed by E. Leu tie, andeBgrared
by Paul Glrardet.
A larse assortment of Fceneh LUbaeraphs and Steel
EngraviBgj, suitable for Grtci in Paiotl-.g. wett worthy
the attention of Teachers; tbt.se wUhiBg, wonid do well
to call early and make selections.
Benton's Abridomtnt of tba Debates in Congress frcm
1789 to 1795, bound In mnslln cr law sheep.
Dayckink's Cyclopedia of American Literature, In two
Fine I6mo. Pocket edition of LongreUow's Poems.
. . - otTennjson'a "
Por sale by CLEAVES St GTJION.
SOME FORTY OR FIFTYACCLK
MATED COTTOIV XEGROES
PROM the state of Georgia, cmslsllog of fA.
men, women, boss and zirls. Among tbem 5?
are some yery like.y families In a few
days we intend to concentrate oar narcbatra
from Kcntntky and Virginia to this DolnL and aire the
buyers of this country an opportunity of Investing their?
money la good Negroes. Glreu a call-before making
your purchases. j(s-
maiS3-3m BOLTON, DICCINS k CO. ,
Extensive Sale of Real Estate at
ON TH0RSDAT, 3d day nt April next at DM o'ctock A.
M.. I wlH sell. o& the premises, 84 Lots, two h- in
Improyed Tbe property Is known as Bradford's Addi
tion." and la embraced la the, square of craned bournkd
on the west by Winchester Avenue, -oa the east by lb
city limits, and on tbe outbbyAlabanuraxrwtcba
two laproTta una rroni on wisciestes Avnn, ana r-,
the same formerly owned by Bob Price. This property U
well located, the -vicinity la' lmproTlng- -very rapidly, and
the sale presents good inducements to pnrehaaers, for ale
Terms One-third cash, cr not wlthr inert it. salts
factorliy endorsed, payable at SO days; balance lc one mi
rrr- Omn bosses will leave my offlee. at 9 'deck ta
cony bidders and other to the tale, free ot eharze. Re
freshments as usual (- a- luujls.
mar34-tds Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker.
LABGE SAXE OP EEAIi ESTATE,
03NT LOUGr T X IVTXJ -
I WILL commence, oa SATURDAY, the Sd May next,
and will continue from day to day nntil all is sold, to
sell at Auction, oa the premises, JOHN OVERTON'S
1S1 Acres of Land.
This tract lie between Uie sooth line ef Mepbis and
the north line of Fort Pleierlnf, and fronts en tbe Mis
sissippi rirer. It has been snbdirided Into ceaTen.ent
sized Lots, with the Depot of tbe Tennessee and Missis
sippi Railroad nearthe centre of the tract.
Tbe completion of tbe Memphis and Charle-tes RiH
resd. and the rapid progress to completlen of the Tirions
other roads termlnatlsi; at this point, sixes to Memphis
an lmportanre, Is a commercial point of view, uneqcsled
by any city In the Mirslsslppl Talley, and holds est In
ducements to purchasers aterer before presented 1b tb
This win be tbe larxtst tale of Ri at Estate exer nsaia
TERMS One-flftb cash, or note tattsfacttrRy ea4-ed
at S months, with interest added, balance In one, two,
nree and fonr years, with Interest.
t a. JJJUI.K,
DariMdJ Auctioneer and Real Estate Breker.
Horse and TTason at Auction.
WILLbeKhd on TUESDAT MORNING NEXT oa
Madison street, lc Front of Cayce's Anctien 3' Jre,
aa extra Saddle and Bazxy Horse, between fear afid Bret
years ofd, waira&ted sound and gentle.
ALSO, at same time, I wisatoseH a .e. I sreao jp
ont which baa been rccniiir only two weeu.
Sale poillirely on TGejday morn int.
if . C Cate, Anctieneer. mar20-ds
320,000 WORTH OP
GOLD AID SILVER WATCHES,
Gold Jewelry and Fancy Goods,
By Barbiere & Co. 33 Front Bow.
WE wilt sell, withoa' reserve, for aacoant of b It
mij concern, on MONDAT, TTJESDAT, and WKD-
ICE3DAT. March S3, 24 and 25 mornings aad evesuags,
flae GeM Poll Jewelled Hunting Watches, Anchor Ks
cap;menls. Lepine sad Independent Seconds. Silver L
vtrs and Lepiae Watches, plated and gBt Watcae.. of
every description ; Gold Ear Riags, Pisger Risg-s, Fob
and Test Chains, in mates variety
This assortment ot Watches and Jewttry can be rec-aw
msnded aa being ot ssperior quality, aad tally g-uarta-tied.
PLOWS, PLOWS AT AUCTION".
By Barbiere & Co., 33 Front Bott.
WE wilt sell a WEDNESDAT, March 25th, at ear
rooms, 33 Front Row, at 10 o'clock, two htred
assorted Plows. Sale positive. aaar2!-it
TF.X YEARS LEASE.
South Memphis Hots at Auction.
ELEVEN choke BUILDING LOTS, aH la Sleek'?,
No. 13, ea Vance and Herniate streets, knew ao
Mrs. AHen'a Pr.prty.
Widew Allen's Dower.
(A'o f for Sale )
Bfeek 42. Ne. 13.
- f i f
49 43 Jf9
Allea'3 Avenue, forty feet wide. Thr ga to EtBoH-St.
Two Lots en Hernando street, 50 feet front, masting
back 150 feet.
Por Lots on Taace street, 41 'i feet front, rafcalsg
back 150 feet.
Five Lets en Allen's Avenue, 42 feet f rent, roaainz
back 168 feet. A number cno chance to get hemes.
All Leasets to pay all chimes annually and pnmatir.
or tbe ointract considered nail and void. Enough said at
Sale oa TDESDAT, the 24th inst., at 11 o'clock, at oar
store, 23 Madlsoa street. 31. C. CATCE Jt SON,
mar2t Auctioneers and Real Estate Brokers.
GREEN'LAW'S ADDITION LOTS,
ON TnCRSDAT NEXT, the 26th Instant, at 10 oVIock:
A. M., I will sell, ou the premises. Lota 99, 100, tOl.
74, 75, 76, 127, 147, 123, 149, 150, 63. 54. 55, 5S, 73, 146.
and perhaps others will be added to tbe Hit. Tbls prop
erty is situated In a msstdesirable neighborhood, that U
Improving more rapidly than any other la the vlctei y of
Terms One-t bird cash, or neta at 90 days, satisfacto
rily endorsed, with interest added. The balance in on
and two years
The title to this property Is nndlsputable Sale pcsU
live aad without rnservo.
X3 Omnibuses will be la waiting at my efflee, at 9
o'clock to convey all wbo wish to attend tbe sale, froo of
charge G. E. LOCKE,
mar20-td Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker.
South Memphis Lots at Auction.
Itecp it Before tbe 'People.
T-rrE will sen oa TTJESDAT, tbe 24th 'Instant, at act
YV Auction Rooms, No 23 Madison street, tourdntr
ble Building Lots :
Two fronting on Holing street, fifty feet back to Cen
tre Alley, 1E0 feet.
Two front lnj on Trezerant street, 50 feet back, 160 feet
to Centre Alley.
Any one not acquainted with these beautiful Lots wW
do us tbe favor to call. We wBI esccrt.-tbt3ij.out a aar
Remember the day, place, andbour.
TERMs-One-q narter cash, 6, 12 and 13 months er
balaace. Look sharp !
M. 0. CArOB It SON; Gem AnCrs
and Real Estate Brokers.
J. E. CIIADWICK'S ADVERTISEMENTS
TVIU Always be Fannd In This Column.
PERSONS wishing to know what ho has to sett.cr
what he may want to buy for any of his cnstoBMTS,
will be sure to aad It In the last column, 6a the SECOND
PAGE. Remember that, and save yourself the trottcla
of looking all over the paper.
All business entrusted to me win be attended to ear
fully and with dispatch.
Office Madison Street opposite TJnian BaaK.
INSURANCE, REAL ESTATS AND GENERA t.
Etna FirQ and Inland N'avirjawi
tion Insurance Company,
CAPITAL AND SFRPLC3 $1,000,009,
Hartford Fire Insurance Co.,
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $400,000v
Charter Oak Life Insurance Co.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS t $400,000.
POLICIES issued on reasonable terms. Losses eqalta-
bly adjusted and promptly paid.
FOR SALK Seven Acres of Land, covered with, tea
fruit Trees, within half mHe of the city limits, oo th
Hernando Plank Road". Inquire ot
J. E. CHAD WICK, Memphis Land Office,
sepll Opposite Union Bank
TT7" A. EDMONDS, M D . (lafeof Hepklnsvffle, Ky.)
VV Homeopathic and Hydropathic Physician, tender
bis prcfessional services to the citizens ot Memphis.
umce near bosiaern eang ; residence at c I. Pattl-
sou's. Refers to Jtojomns Trice, j. Tortan i. Son, W.
J. Davie and W. E. Milton; mar22-m
Now Opon to 3teurcas.
Two Daily Traina each "Wnv
FROM and alter WEDNESDAT, March 25, 1857 Use
MAIL TRAIN leaves Memphis dallr. rSumlxv.
eepted.) at 7:J5 A.M., arriving at Sdrdis at 10 A. M.
Retnrning. leaves Sardis at 10:30 A. 31., and arrive U
Memphis at 1. 10 p. It
This Train connects at Sardis with Messrs. J". P-. VrV
exander Sl Co.'s Daily Line of flrst class Post Coaches. tor
raaoia, urcnaia, uanton, Jackson and Vicksbnrg.
The ACCOMMODATION and FREIGHT TRAIM leave
Sardis at 6 A. St., arriving at Memphis at lOslfrA. at.
Retun.ing.lravesMemphisat2:45 p. ar.pdi wives
at Sardis at 7. 10 r M
Passengers are requested to pcrrhase rickets befons
entering tbe cars, and save payment ef extra fare.
Baggage checked to alt stations os the Railroad, aad no
baggage will be received without being checked. Lca
passenger wilt be allowed HO pounds of baggage by Rail
road, and 60 pounds by stage, bnt no article will be car
ried as baggage that la not incident to the person of the
In case of loss, tbe Compary will hold themselves re
sponsible for an amount not exceeding $50.
fj-.Vfgroes. when traveling alone, must have a Dermis
naming the point to which they ars to go, and specif) lo
that they are to travel by Railroad, or they will not hi
carried. S. X. PATRICE.
rTXa!le and Enaulrer. Morning Express. HeriUHda
papers, Grenada papers, and the Misalsslppian, at J.ck-
sou, copy, ar.d discontinue former auverusemect.
' WK are requested to announce tbe name of S. A.
MOORE as a candidate far the office of City Marshal, at
the ensuing June elections. mar!9-tc
WE are authorized to announce JAMEStO. RKtN .
HARDT as a candidate for the oSca ot OitylMarshala
the ensuing Municipal Election is June next. marlft-U -