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THE APPEAL IS RrOULJRLT OISCONTISUEDATTHi:
riCD Or THE TIME PAIS FBB, PSX.ESS BESETTED
WILLIAM T. AVERT.
FOR THE SEKATE,
J. ESTOX WALKER.
HUMPHREY R, BATE,
The GuTjeraatorlalCaavatg Appointments for
Cttatlta ... Mnajr,
Cirtoites , Friday,
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Tb? aaderslfc-ned, candidates far Grcnr, bare asrted
opoa tbe above Hit at afMtataeas for the eoturng can
vass. TfcT vaM have bere glad U be able to visit aB
the Counties, bat tbe shortBeee of tbe Use rendered It
J apoMibte. 1SHAM G. HARRIS.
ASHVlLLr, May 12, 18S7.
AVESY AKD STEPHENS.
Stephens has always been above Avery in of
fice. Our candidate was clerk of the Supreme
Court while the compound, Old-Line Whig,
Sag Nieht nomine.: held only an insignificant
clerkship in one of our city courts. Well, af
ter the election, the disparity of positions will
be still greater. Stephens will represent the
Tenth Censreseiooal District of Tennessee
in the ntxt Congress, and Avery will be ao-
where. Eagle and Enquirer.
The Eagle is not, perhaps, aware of the dis
parity of advantages with which the candi
dates of the two parties Avery and Ste
phens started in the race of life. In 1835,
Wm. T. Avert, the present Democratic candi
date for Congress, came to Memphis, then a
sin a 11 trading town, a poor and friendless boy,
without money, education or social position.
Relying alone.apon an honest heart and willing
hands, he launched oat into the world as a
dray-boy, laboring constantly anB industrious
ly to advance himself in that humMe position,
-until he acquired sufficiefit.EaeaitS to defray his
expenses at arschool in Alabama, where -he re
aaimda'few months; endeavoring to prepare
himself sore perfectly for the duties of a man
and a citizen. His funds being exhausted, he
. packed his scanty wardrobe in a handker
chief. aBd, hanging it on the end of' a stick, re
turned to Metapoia on foot, -where he re
pawned his; 'esnployjneBt as- a drayman or
day laborer. Laboring, for sometime at Ligoc
cupatioBhe attracted the attention of many
piominentitizeB of Memphis byhis industry,
his ma&litees)-and his indomitable- perseve
rance, and, among others, of Hon. F. P. Stax
tok, the a practicing lawyer. Mr. Stanton
made propositions to young Avert which were
agreeable to him as affording him an opportu
nity to ptu-sue his studies, and at the same
time to occupy a position of independence.
He entered the office of that gentleman as
clerk and stadct of law, and soon acquired
such knowledge as enabled him to be admitted
to tfie bar as a practitioner. He was soon af
terwards elected to the Legislature of Tennes
see as the candidate of the Whig party over
one of the ablest men of the Democratic party
Mr. Turlet an again was elected Clerk
of the Common Law and Criminal Court of
this city, the " insignificant clerkehip," to
which the Eagle refers, but which is in fact,
both m point of respectability and responsibil
ity, one of the first offices in the State.
We may mention in passing that during all this
successful and honorable career Mr. Avery
was educating and maintaining bis mother and
family that he educated several of that f am
Ily by his own unaided exertions, and that -be
has raised himself to independence and posl
tion, by a strong will, a clear Intellect and
life of integrity and hcor. We say it not to
Mr. STEPHExsdispaiagement, but while Mr.
Avxry was toiling at the dray, he was enjoy
Ing all the advantages of college instruction
and was availing himself of these advantage!
to prepare hln at once to play his part on the
world's stage. But will the people who are
the source of honor In our country forever
keep Stephens "ofrew" Avery, because the
former has, forsooth, held for years a lucrative
appointment at the hands of the Judges of the
Supreme Court? Avery'5 offices have always
come from the people, and to them he looks
for farther elevation, if they still trust and
confide in him.
ggT Majr A. J. Vabghan has been ap
pointed agent of the Black Foot Indians.
3?" Mise Martha C. Calhoun, youngest
daughter of the late Hon. John C. Calhoun,
died at the residence of her brother, In Abbe'
villa District, on the 2d inst
(E?" A farmer estimates that 2,000 head of
cattle died in Marion and Ralls county, Mis
Bouri, during the laBt winter, from the effects of
cold and the want of food.'
"john Edwards, a citizen of Talbott
eountyGeorgia, was shot at Talbotton on the
22d instant, by one William Giddixcs. Mr,
Edwards lingered until Monday the 4th, when
y We learn from the Sparta Timet that
the work is progressing finely on the South
Western Railroad between MeMinville and
Sparta. The bridges are under contract, and
the bands at work on various sections.
An IteJi for the Owners or Horses. A
gentleman writing to the jlmtrican jSgricullu-
rclisl, states that be thoroughly cured a fine
young mare, afflicted with the heaves, by feed.
Ing ber on cornstalks, and that tbe disease
never returned. The writer quotes Judge Bit
zl's opinion as to cornstalks being a remedy,
that distinguished agriculturalist having had a
horse afflicted with that disorder, which disap
peared after being so fed.
ft2T"The Legislature of Minnesota has made
r - . in rr,rt . Lt.L 1 t
an appropriation or .iu,wu, wuicu lis a oeen
placed at tbe disposal of the Goernor, to re
cover the four women alleged to have been cap
tured by the Indians and carried off in tbe re
cent Indian disturbances on the frontier.- They
are supposed to be somewhere between (be Big
Sioux t&i tbe Missouri. j
For the Memphla Appeal i
Messrs. Editors: In a few weecs the Dem
ocrats o the First Coneressional District will
assemble in convention, to select a suitable
candidate to represent this District in the next
Congress. In consequence of the declination
of, the Hon. D. B. Wright to oubmit his name
to the.convention, or to become a candidate,
nearly erery county in tLe District has an as
pirant. and friends to urge on tceir rcspecme
claims. I am confident that DeSoto has no
ciaims on the party, yet she has a deep interest
in the selection of a candidate, and as she has
never had a representative in Congress, I would
respectfully present the name of one who
stands pre-eminently high in this county, and
who would make a faithful representative,
and that man is the Hon. George Foote. He
is an unflinching Democrat, of tbe strictest
States Rights school, and the voters of the
First District mieht, with safety, confide their
interests to one who would always be ready to
protect and defend thein. Though not a bril
liant man, he. would, on account of his, business
Qualifications and habits, make a useful mem
ber. The friend of all, he would, in his repre
sentative capacity, attend to the business of all
who have transactions at the Federal City ;
land' would then, as here, command the respect
of his political foes. He has never se
"Sam." and through the whole course of Know-
Nothinisra, has fought It outright and de
noa&ccd it as a stain upon the escutcheon of
his country. The Judge is a native of North
Alabama, but for the last eighteen years lias
resided in DeSeta filling important offices. Hie
nomination Vouid be hailed by his old North
Alabama friends in this Disirict (and their
name is legion) with delight, and the Old Line
Whigs from Ihis section woald rally with the
Democracy around him with an enthusiasm
never equalled before in this District The
convention would do well, in the, struggle to
come, to avail themselves Bf the services of so
popular a man.
X KOItTH ALABAMA. DEMOCRAT.
nraSASDO (HmO May 16tb, 1857.
Wheat Crop. The ChattanoogawJJrtrii'irr,
of last Thursday, says:
" We have recently passed through portions
of Ba'stlTenuessee and Cherokee, Georgia, and
find thaTL'the wheat prospects are flattering for
a largVcrop. The prospects in Dade county
were never belter, and we learnfrom gentlemen
living farther down in the Wills' Valley, that
wheat looked fine."
A Duel, The Louisville Journal, of the
13th inst, says:
" It has become generally known that a chal
lenge has passed between Mr. Elias Lawrence
and Mr. Jno. O wings. The parties left on the
Cincinnati mall boat on Sunday with their
seconds. We understand that the place desig
nated is on the Virginia line. The weapons
selected are said to be-plstols, and the distance
twelve paces. The time fixed for it is to-day
or to-morrow." ;
Wheat Crop. The Shelbyville Conth'fu
lionalitt, of Tuesday, thus speaks of the wheat
crop in that neighborhood :
. " From all that we can glean from the far
mers, we are pleased to state that the 'wheat
crop in this county is very good. Some seem
to think it will be unusually large. We are
glad to bear it. We hope our farmers will take
fresh courage. We arc glad to learn, that
notwithstanding the cold .weather this Spring,
that the crop presents so favorable an impres
sion, and hope that the highest expectations of
our farmers may be fully realized."
Actually Starving. We clip the follow
ing from the Chattanooga jldctrtiter, of the
"We learn from a gentleman of upper .East
Tennessee, who is at present stopping in our
city, that be bears fn-m reliable sources that a
number of women and children living in his
section have actually died for want of the ne
cessaries of life. Corn will bring any prico,
but there is none in tbe country. Jtfany fami
lies are s&bsisting on bread made of vrheat
bran: Yesterday a steamer came down to our
wharf to take back a load of com to those
famishing sections. We trust our corn holders
will sell at tbe lowest possible rates."
g-The Shreveport Gazette, of the 2d inst,
has the- following
The Weather-Ssand Crops. During the
week the weather has been quite balmy arJB
springlike. On Thursday we had here very
heavy 6ho.wers,and though the rains are warm
we .have" batfrather too much.
The planters with whom we have conversed,
seem to think they will be able to obtain pret
ty fairttands of Toth corn and cotton. Some
predict that 1857 will be an abundant crop
Cold Weather in Texas. Our neighbor,
Thomas Cooke, returned in the early part of
the week from a trip to Texas. He went seventy-five
miles beyond Fort Worth. On the
niht of the 9th of April while he was at Fort
Werth, it turned very cold and continued during
the following day to grow colder. On Satur
day, the 11th it commenced snowing about daybreak-whiph
was kept up throughout the day,
though partially melting. On Saturtjay night
it froze. The snow around Dallas arid Kauf
man measured seven or eight inches in depth.
The oldest inhabitant never saw such a snow
in that country at any season of the year. Tbe
greater portion of the fall wheat is killed,
though it is thought enough will be made by
the Serine sowing to sunnlv the countrv. Mr.
Cooke says there was frost every night after
tne yui until ne passed btarville on His return.
He traveled for days together without seeing a
green tree that could be killed by the cold. He
is of tbe opinion that three-fourths of the tim
ber is killed. The Spring wheat stood the cold
and looked well.
ttt f- i ii ,t .
n e una me ionowmg communication
in the i Shelbyville ConifWuffonalMi, of last
Gea. I. G. Harris.
Mr. Editor: 1 learn from your columns .that
the Democratic Convention of your State has
nominated this worthy patriot, conservative
citizen, staunch Democrat, acknowledged gen
tleman and the orphan's friend, as theirjcamli
date for the Gubernatorial Chair. Of this I
am truly proud, although I am no politician, no
partisan, but an humble minister tof tbe Gos
pel, an admirer of true excellence wherever
seen ; hence, when I read the name of this
distinguished individual as the choice of your
party, I could not refrain from exclaiming,
Iioneut homo ! a fit man for tbe office. Sir,
there is no inclination on my part to engage in
political strife, or to step aside from my sa
cred calling to dip an oar, however cautiously,
into tbe political roaelstroom of tbe day but
I must be permitted to say to the friends of in
trinsic merit, justice and benevolence, behold
the man, every way worthy of your suffrages
a man oi Known anility, and sterlmgintegnty
a lawyer of the first class, and one who has
magnified bis office. Sir, I know something of
me nouie generosity and disinterested integrity
of Gen. Harris. When left an orphan boy
about to be deprived, as I conceived, of my in
herited rights, I weat to Gen. Hrris, almost
a stranger to me, stated my grievances, witn
request mat ne snouid prosecute tbe suit.
Living at that time in a different part of the
State, and subsequently moving to this State
CAIabama) I found it altogether impracticable
to attend tbe prosecution, hence tbe entire
trouble all fell upon Gen. Harris. Learning
increase naa Deen decided, I addressed Dim a
letter for tne purpose of ascertaining my in
debtedness to him, to this I received a nolite
reply, of which the following is its close : "J?uf
at to my fee, I hare only to tay that you caniol
pay me any fee in the catc, though if wat one that
earned me eontiderable trouble." Now, sir,
what a noble and disinterested act Few of
bis profession would have, under lust such cir
cumstances, proved themselves bjjsuch an act
the friends of orphanage. This.Tiowever. is
just nice uen. n arris
JIiiuoi bomines vlrlute metlmnr.
In conclusion, (must ask, does not this Bbow
him as one made up of coble traits of charac
ter, (ien. Harris never expected to near from
this again, but thank God such virtuous deeds
are " like bread cast upon tne waters."
"For tree charily
Tbonlh ne'er so secret flad a Juji rnrard."
lie leit " me secret pleasure oi a eeneroug
act," and I must by publishing- it, for it shows
him a man worthy of the chair of State. Gen.
Harris, should his eye by chance fall upon this,
must excuse me lor puoueuing it, wuue I sub
scribe myself bis friend and admirer.
KS-Tbe Dallas (Texas) Herald, of Anril
18. Bits that several thousand Mexican hnrseu
Sassed tnrougn tnat town in tne last two weeks,
lost of them are destined for the market in
Missouri and Illinois.
ftS" Stephen H. Houser wis convicted at St
Louts, on Saturday, of murder in the first de
gree for killing a man named Farris.
Acquittal of Mrs. Cunningham Alleged Clue
to tbe seal Kuraeren, &c.
New York, My 10 r. M. The trial of
Mrs. Cunningham for the murder of Dr. Bur-
dell, is atlength closed. Thn counsel, both tf r
tne defense ana me proseciuon, occupieu ccu
two bours yesterday in summing up, mo attor
ney general closing tne case at o o-ciock.
Judge Davleslheffprocecded to charge the jury
in an able, clear and i npartlal address, lasting
one hour, when at seven the jury retired. All
eyes were directed towards them as they pro
ceeded to the Jurv room, and efforts were now
made to obtain a' better view of the prisoner,
whose fate hung eo awfully in the balance.
She, however, avoided the prying curiosity of
the crowd, as did also her daughters.
At tweuty-five minutes of eight o'clock, the
jury re-entered, wtien a profound stillness
reigned, and the clerk took his position in the
witness chair and read over the names; after
allthejnrors had answered, he put the ques
tion, viz: Gerllemen of the jury, have you
agreed upon a verdict ? The foreman answered,
we have. Tbe prisoner immediately thereupon
showed signs of beiftg deeply affected, and was
much agitated ; but the jcoutt ordered her to
look towards the jurorsj and also requested the
latter to look upon the prisoner.
The clerk then asked, "How are yu Sen"
tlemen, do you find Emasa Augusta Cunninc
bam, otherwise called Burdeli, guilty or not
guilty?" The foreman responded, "not guil
ty." But Mrs. Cunningham was so agitated
that she heard not the words the foreman
lettered, and did sot kitow the verdict till her
counsel whispered to her; then she sunk back
Avernowered W her feeliners. After recover
ing the prisoner and daughters were conducted
out of court into one of .the iuilce's chambers,
and their received the congratulations of her
friends at the happy termination of the prose
cution. She then returned to the fatal house
in Bond street
It is reported that the authorities have ob
tained a clue that will bring to light the real
murderers of Dr. Burdell, and they are now
engaged in aff-cting arrests. The public aree.v
ceedinslv anxious for some further develop
ment, as thus far the ends of justice have been
completely and snametuiiy nauuea.
Wrecks at Key West, Fla. The Key of
the Gulf, of the 9th inst, says :
" The shin Helltn E. Booker, Otis, master,
from Cardiff bound to Kew Orleans witn a car
go of 1047 tons of railroad iron, got aehore on
Elbow Reef, about six miles from Carysfort
Reef Light, on tbe 1st mst. striking Heavily.
The services of wreckers were employed, and
after lightening the vessel of 300 tons of iron,
she was hove elf on the 7th inst, into four
fathoms ot water, tbe sea being smooth at the
time ; but iindmg they could not keep me snip
afloat, and a heavy swell commencing to roll,
more cISin was paid out and the vessel allow
ed to drift on the reef again, in order to save as
much of the cargo as possible. The vessel is
filling fast and Striking hard ; and the wreckers
are employed saving the cargo, 300 tons of
which has been brought to this place.
'"The bark Philah, of New York, Spofford,
maBter, from New Orleans bound to Gott en
burg, with a cargo of 728 bales of cotton and
400 hhds of tobacco, struck on theTortugas
Shoal on the morning of the 5th instant, at one
o'clock, where she remained for forty-eight
hours striking heavily on tbe rocks, and causing
the vessel to leak badly; and was got off by
wreckers and arrived at this port to-day. The
vessel is badly strained and chafled, keel gone,
and the pumps constantly going will barely
keep her free. She will probably be discharged
and undergo repairs."
Hard Times in East Tennessee. We
learn from the Knoxyille Register, of the 7th
inst, that everywhere in East Tennessee, the
greatest scarcity of provender and grain of
every description prevails. Tbe cattle are
actually dying by the thousand, and in some
sections, the dependence is to cut down the
trees, that the cattle may eat buds. Nor is
this alarming state of affairs confined to cattle.
In many sections of tbe country, families that
have been well provided with not only the
necessaries but many of the luxuries of life,
are so straightened as to be compelled to go
forty or fifty miles to buy corn or wheat.
While this is the case with those who have
heretofore been comfortable and independent,
tbe greater want prevails among tbe poorer
classes, and we yesterday learned from a gen
tleman from one of the counties cast of Knox
ville, that some of his neighbors were actually
-unable to have more than one meal a day.
The Remitter states that Judge Patterson and
many of the lawyeH of the Knoxvilie circuit,
.went to Jacksbero' on Monday, tbe 4th, for
the purpose of holding tbe Circuit Court, but
found it impossible to get provender enough
in the neighborhood to feed their horses, and
Court adjourned without sitting. This is the
first instance onYecord where a court of East
Tennessee has been postponed for a like cause.
Terrible Catastrophe The New" Or
leans True Bella translates from a German
papenthe following account of a terrible catas
trophe which recently befell the town of Pe
tersburg in the State of Virginia. We heartily
sympathize with the friends cf those who
were suddenly swept off.
The Jirue Delia translates from the Algerine
Zeitung, of Apr?l7lh :
" A startling occurrence happened in the
State of Virginia a fewdtys previous to tae
sailing of our last steamer, the Hirmann. A
sudden and mighty inundation of the famous
river, Appomattex, bearing upon its bosom an
enormous avalanche of timber from above,
and sweeping in its course every dwelling,
tntll, hotel, tower and fortress upon its banks,
coming upon the town of Petersburg in the
night, and sweeping it and me whole of .Bris
tol parish into the sea. Some of the fortresses
upon this river are said to have covered ten
hundred acres of area. Threeof tbe towers
were one thousand feet high,eacb. The spec
tacle was awful, lrees, churches, forests.
negroes, ladies, judges, councilmen, street com
missioners, pigs, poultry, locofocos, Whigs
indomitable' and butt-enders were all heaped
"up together in a crude and shapeless mass of
conglomerated improbabilities, like an unap
proachable island, about one hundred miles
from the mighty "river whose impetuous course
mulcted the calamitv-jr--
When the steamerijeftrebe passed the inun
dated town, and sav? fifteen thousand people
standing upon the fragments of interlocked
timbers, masts, roofs, columns add vessels.
waving white pocket handkerchiefs as signals
of distress. The town is ruined, of course.
Banks all soaked, and specie all sunk in tbe
sea. It is reported that this awful calamity
might have been aerted, but for the obstinacy
of the 'dam-fuilles,' (one of the local parties')
who were too aristocratic to receive funds from
a territorial neighbor gratis, wherewith to
build a wall for tbe city's protection. The
whole State, it is said, is in imminent danger
of siiaiur inundation, uou neip our brothers
in that unhappy land, and an the poor peo
Corre;poadence ot the Baltimore Son.
Washington, May 9. The departure of
31r. KobertJ. vvauer tor Jiansas is iixcd for
Monday, the 11th, and his advent in the Terri
tory will, wimout doubt, ne nailed as an assu
rance of continual tranquility and prosperity.
ine .territory is now open to tna peaceful in
fiuence of industrial pursuits, which will neces
sarily supercede the late agitation. The act
ing Governor, Mr. Stanton, has made a good
imnression in Kansas on all parties. Some of
the elcmenta of discord have disappeared be
fore his firm and conciliatory policy. It is
noiv verv probable that the free State party
will take part in the June election for the con
vention without further guaranties than the
existinir laws afford.
It was stated in some of the New York na-
pers that the correspondence between Mr.
Dallas and Lord Clarendon, respecting the ex
tlnct treaty, was brought by the Europa, but
this proves to ne a misiage. xiui noiumg is
wanting, nor expected, as a furtner expiana
tion of the reasons which influenced the Brit
isb Government to reject tbe amendments
which this Government had proposed. The
British Minister. Lord Napier, has communl
cated them to the Government, and in a much
more conciliatory manner than that in which
they were first presented through lhe official
organ of Lord Palmerston, the Aforning Pott.
They are, as has been often stated, the refusal
of the United btates benate to consent to the
conditions upon which tbe Bay Islands were
proposed to be tranferred to Honduras.
It is remarkable that the treaty made last
August between Great Britain and Honduras,
was not before the Senate in an official form,
when the Dallas and Clarendon treaty was
under consideration, lhe senate, nowever,
obtained a copy as it had appeared in the
newspapers, and found that tbe proposed
transfer was clogged with so many conditions,
that it amounted to nothing. A large majority
of tbe Senate was hostile to the acceptance of
the treaty on those conditions, even if they
were to be considered independently of the
clause excluding slavery from the Islands.
It is fortunate, however, that the Senate did
not go blindly into the convention between
Great Britain and Honduras, for, if thev had
given their assent to the treaty as it was, it
would have proved to be a source of vexation
and irritation- to both parties. ION.
Iffif The commissioners aDnointed bv the
Legislature of Illinois to fix a place for a State
Normal Sshoul, have selected Bloomfield for its
MAKY M 0 O E E . i
cuapteb i. '
All my life long I bad known Mary Moore.
All my life, too. 1 loved her.
Our mothers were old playmates, and first
cousins. My first recollection is of a boy, in
a red frock and morocco shoes, rocking a cra
dle, in which reposed a sunny-haired, blue-
eyed baby, not quite a year old. That boy
was l, myself iiarry cnurcn ; mat blue-eyed
baby was Mary Moore.
Later still, I see myself at a little school
bouse, drawing my little chaise up to the door.
that Mary might ride home. Many a Beating
have 1 gained on sucu occasions, lor other
boys beside me liked ber, and she, I fear, was
something of a flirt, even in her pinafores.
How elegantly she came tripping down tbe
steps, when I called her namel how sweetly
her blue eyes looked up at mel how gaily rang
out her merry laugh 1 No one but Mary could
ever bring her heart so soon to her lips I 1
followed that laucb from rev days of childhood
till I grew an awkward, blushing youth J fol
lowed it through the heated noon of manhood
and now, when the frosts of age are silvering
my hair, and my children climb my knee and
call me "father," I find that the memories of
youth are Btrong, and that, even in gray hairs,
I am following its music still.
When I was fifteen, the first great sorrow of
life came upon my heart I was sent to school,
and was obliged to part with Mary. We were
not to see each other for two long years 1 This,
to me, was like a Bentence of death, for Mary
was like life itself to me.
But hearts are tough things, after all
I left tbe college in all the flush and vigor of
mr nineteenth year.t I waBo longer awkward
and embarrassed. I bad grown into a tall,
slender stripling, with a very good opinion of
myself both in general and in particular. If I
thought of Mary Moore, It was to imagine
how I would dazzle and bewilder her with my
good looks and wonderful attainments never
thinking that she might dazzle and bewilder
.Ml T .1 , U T .
me suit mole, l nao & mu (.uaiuuju, a aiiu ,
but as youth and good looks have fled, I trust
I ma3' be believed when I say that self-conceit
has left me also.
An advantageous proposal was made to me
at this time, and accepting it, I gave up all
ideas of a profession, and prepared to go to the
Indies. In my hurried visit home of two days
I saw nothing'of Mary Moore. She had gone
to a boarding school at some distance, and was
cot expected borne till the following May. 1
uttered one sigh to the memory of my "little
blue-eyed playmate, and then called myself a
"In a year," I thought, as the vehicle rolled
away from my door, "in a year, or three years
at the verv most. I will return, and, if Mary is
as pretty as she used to be why then, perhaps,
I may marry her."
And thus I settled tbe future of a young lady
whom I bad not seen for four years. I never
once thought of the possibility of ber refusing
me I never dreamed mat sue would not conde
scend to accept my offer.
But now I know that, had Mary met me
then, she would have despised me. Peihaps,
in the scented and affected student she might
have found plenty of sport; but as for loving
me, or feeling the alighest interest in me,
should perhaps found I was mistaken.
India was my salvation, not merely because
of my success, but because my laborious indus
try bad counteracted the evil in my nature, and
made me a better man. When, at the end of
three years, I prepared to return, I said- noth
ing of the reformation in myself which I knew
had taken place.
"They loved me as I was," I murmured to
myBelf, "and they shall find out for themselves
whemer l am better worm loving man former
I packed up many a token from that land of
romance and gold for the friends l coped
meet The gift for MaryMoore I selected
with a beating heart. It was a ring of rough
virgin gold, with my name and hers engraved
inside that was all, and yet the sight of tbe
little toy strangely thrilled me, as I balanced it
on tbe tip of my finger.
To tbe eyes of others, it was but .a small
plain circlet, suggesting thoughts, perhaps, by
its elegance, of the beautiful white hand that
was to wear it. But to me, bow much was
embodied there ! A loving smile on a beauti
ful face low words of welcome a happy
home, and a group of merry chiMren to climb
my knee all these delights were hidden with
in that little ring of gold I
Tall, bearded, and sun-bronzed, I knocked at
tbe door of my father's house, lhi lights in
the parlor windows, and.Lbo hum-of- conversa
tion, and. cheerful. laughter. ahqjved me that
company was asserauieu mere; i uopeu my
sister Lizzie would come to" the 'door, and that
I might greet my family when no strange eye
was looking curiously on.
iiut not a servant answered my summons
They were too merry in the parlor to heed the
long absent one, when he asked for admittance.
A bitter thought like this was passing through
my mind, as I heard the sounds from tbe par
lor, and saw the half suppressed smile upon
the servant's race.
I hesitated for a moment before I made my
llself known or asked after the family. And
r while I stood silent, a strange apparition grew
up before me. From behind tbe servant peered
out a small gr.lden head a tiny, delicate form
followed, and a sweet, childish face with blue
eyes, was Sifted up to mine so like to those
of one who had brightened my boyhood, that I
started back with a' sudden feeling of pain.
"What is your name, my little one?"
asked, while the wandering servant held the
She lifted her hand as if to shade her eyes (I
had seen that very attitude in another, in my
boyhood, many and many a time,) and answered
in a sweet bird-iiKe voice
"And what else?" I asked quickly.
"Mary Moore Chester," lisped the child,
My heart sank down like lead. Here was
an end to all the bright dreams and hopes of
my youth and manhood. Frank Chester, my
boyish rival, who had often tried, and tried in
vain, to usurp my place beside tbe girl, had
succeeded at last, and bad won her away from
me! This was his child his child and Mary's!
I sank, body and soul, beneath this blow;
and hiding mr face in mv hands. I leaned
against the door, while myheart wept tears of
blood, ine little one gazed at me, grieved and
amazed, and put up her pretty lip as if about
to cry, while the perplexed servant stepped to
the pariorfuoor and caned my sister out, to see
wno it could De mac conducted Himself so
I beard a light step, and a pleasant voice
" Did you wish to see my father, sir?"
I looked up. There stood a pretty, sweet
faced maiden of twenty, not much changed
from the dear little sister 1 had loved so well
I looked at her a moment, and then, stilling the
tumult or my ueari oy a mignry euort, l open.
ed my arms, and said
" Harry !( Ob, my brother Harry 1" she
cried, and threw herself upon my breast She
wept as if her heart would break.
I could not weep. I drew her gently into the
lighted parlor, and stood with her before them
There was a rush and a cry of joy, and then
my father and mother sprang towards me, and
welcomed me home with heartfelt tears ! Oh !
strange and passing sweet is such a greeting to
the way-worn wanderer! And as I held my
dear old motaer to my near:, and grasped my
father's hand, while Lizzie still clung beside
me, I felt that all was not yet lost, and, though
another bad secured life's choicest blessing,
many a joy rsmaineu tor me in mis dear sane
tuary of home.
There were four other inmates or me room
who bad arisen on mv sudden entrance. One
was the blue-eyed child whom I .had already
seen, and wno now stood nesic-o 1-ranK unester.
clinging to his hand. Near by stood Lizzie
Moore, Mary's eldest sister, and, in a distant
corner, to which she had hurriedly retreated
When my name was epoxen, stood a tall and
slender figure, half hidden by the heavy win
dow curtains that fell to the floor.
vvuen me nrsi rapturous grecum; was over.
Lizzie led me forward with a timid grace, and
Frank Chester grasped my uand.
" Welcome home, my boy," he said, with the
loud, cheerful tones I remembered so well.
" You have changed so that I should never
have known you; but no matter for that
rnur heart is in the right place. I know."
J .. . V. 4 U I 11) ..tj
" HOW can you Bay uo ib uidukcu i - oaiu my
mother, eentlr. "To be sure, he looks older
and graver, and more like a man, than when he
went awav but his eyes and smile are the
Ramirsaa ever. It is tbe heavy beard that
changes him. He is mr boy still."
"Ay, momer," l answeru, eauiy, -1 am
your boy still."
Heaven help me ! At that moment I felt like
a boy, and it would have been a blessed relief
to have wept upon her boeoin, as I had done in
my infancy. But I kept down the beating of
mv heart and the tremor of my lip, and an-.
swered quietly, as I looked in his full, hand
some face . .
i You have changed, too, r rank, outa tuinK
for the better."
"Ohtes thank voufor the compliment,"
he answered, with a hearty laugh. " My wife
tells me I grow handsomer every day."
HtB wife could l hear mat name ano Keep
silence still? ,
Ami hv vnu seen mv little-mm?" he ad
ded, lifting the Infant in his arms -and kissing
her crimson cheek. I tell yQii, Harry, there is
not ueb another in the world. Don't you think
helooks very much an ber mother used?"
i' y ery raucn," i iauereu.
" Halloo 1" cried Frank, with a suddenness
that made me start violently, " I have forgot
ten to Introduce you to my wife. I believe she
and you used to be playmates In your younger
uays eu,narry and Biapped me on me back.
" For the sake of old times, and because you
were not here at the weddlne-. I'll irlve vou
leave to kiss her once but mind, old fellow,
you are never to repeat the ceremony. Come,
uere eue is,anu i, ior one, want to see how you
will manage those ferocious moustaches of
yours in tbe operation. ,
He pushed Lizzie, laueh n? and blushine. to
wards me 1 A gleam of licht anil hnno. almost
too dazzlidg to bear, came over me, and I cried
out oeiore i tuougut, '
It must have betrayed mv secret to everyone'
in the room. But nothing war aald even
Frank, in general so obtuse, was this time sl-
enu i Kissed me xair cheek of his young wife
and hurried to the silent figure looking out from
"Mary Mary Moore." I said in a low eager
voice, "bave you no word of welcome to give
to the wanderer?"
Simple words and vet how blest thev made
me 1 I would not have Yielded un that moment
for an emperor's crown ! For there was the
hannv hnm frrmin nnrl Ih. . fl.m1Ai
and there sweet Mary Moore ! The eyes I had
dreamed of by day and night were falling be-
rore me ardent gaze of mine ; and tbe sweet
face I had bo longed and prayed to see was
mere oeiore me more beautiful, more woman'
. i . .. . .-
ly, anu more loving tnan before I I never
knew tbe meaning of happiness till that mo
Many years have passed since that hannv
mgni, anu me nair mac was dart and elossv
then is fast turning grey. I am growing to be
an old man, and can look back to a long and
happy, and, I hope, a well-spent life. And
vet, sweet as it has been. I would not recall
single day, ror the Jove that made my manbooJ
so bright, shines also upon me in my white
An old man! Can this be so? At heart
am as young as ever. And Marv. with her
bright hair parted smoothly from a brow that
has a slight furrow upon it, is still the Mary of
my eany uays. 10 me sue can never grow old
or change. The heart that held her in infancy
and sheltered her in the flush and beauty of
womanhood, can never cast her out till life
shall cease to warm it. Nor even then for
love still lives above.
We find the following grotesque and
numorous skcicd oi caaracter as it exists in
tbe border settlements. The writer has a skill
in exhibiting the drollery which prevails in
such localities with a pungency aiid :raciness
From tbe Xashrllle Union aad American.
BUT LOVENGOOD'S SHIRT.
by s 1. OP TEW. ' "
The first one I met was "Sat," (after cross
ing the Hiwassce,) "weaving along" in his
' ) u ) : i i . r . Tit
usual Trfiuuiiug, uncertain gall, nis appear
ance ac once satisned me mat something wa
wrong. He bad been sick, whipped in a free
fight, or was just out-growing one of his big
urunKS. uut upon mis point l was soon en
" Why Sut, what's wrong now?"
'Heap's wrong; durn my skin ef I haint
most ded. Lite off on that ar boss, George, an
take a horn, while I take two, (shaking that
everlasting flask of his at me.) an' plant yerself
on that ar log, an' I'll tell ye ef I ken, but its
most beyont tellin'. I reckon I'm the darndest
fool out'en Utaw, scept my dad, for he acted
hoss, an' I haint dun iAot yet allers in sum
trap that cudent kecb a sheep. I'll drownd
myself sum day, see ef I dont, just to stop a
family dispereition to make d d fools on
" How is it, Sut, have you been beat playing
cards, or drinking, which is it ?"
"Nara one; that can't be did in these
parts; but seein' it's you, George, I'll tell you
but I swar I'm 'shamed sick sorry, and
auu utau a u hi
" You know I boards with Bill Carr, at his
cabin on the mountain, an' pays fur sich es I
gets when'I hev money, an' when I hevent eny,
wuy ue taKCB one luirn uve ic omen me in cuss
in'; an' she, that's his wife ''Jetts, takes out
tother two-thirds with the battlin' stick, and
the intrust with her tung, an' the intrustB
more't the princip'l heap more. She's the
cussedest 'oman I ever seed eny how fur iaw,
breedin', and pride. She can scold a blister
onto a bull's face rite on the curl in two minits
She out-breeds et'rytbing on-the ruver an
patfrenj arter ev'ry fashun she bears tell on
I rom.busaili to. brichea. Oh 1 sneJs ne-6f 'em'
and sdmetlmes she's two or three. Well, ye
sec, I'd got Bum, home-made cotton truck to
make a new ehut 'outen, and coaxed Betts tu
mak it, and about the time itwur dun, here
comes Lawyer Johnson along an' axed for
brekfus I wish it had vizened him, dnrn his
hied, an' I wonder it didn't, fur she cooks
awful mixens when she trys. I'm pizen-proof.
myseir, (noiding up ins uasir and peeping
mrougn it, i ur i'd,Deen oeu long ago.
" Well, while he wur a eatin', she spied out
that his shut wai stiff an' mlty slick; so she
never rested tin sue worm'd it outen him that a
preparation ove flour did it, an' she got a few
perticulers about the perceedings tu, -outen him
by 'Oman's art i don't know how Bhe did It
perhaps he does. Arter he left, she sot in an
Lbiled a big pot ove paste, nigh onto a peck ove
it, an' souzed in my snutan' let it soak awhile:
then she tuc it au' ironed it out flat an' dry'
an' sot it up on its atdge agin the cabin in the
sun. Thar it stood as stiff as a. dry hoss bide
an' it; rattled like a sheet ove iron' it did. It
wur pasted tugether all over. When I cum tu
dinner, nuthin' wud du but I mii3t nut it on
Well, Betts an' me got the thing open arter sum
card ft'oric, roe punin' at one ore the tails an
me at turner, an' I got into it. Durn the ever
lastin' new f angled shut, I say. I felt like I'i
crawled Inter an old bee gum an' bit full ove
pisants; out ic wur like .Lawyer Johnson's
an' I stud it like a man, an' went tu work tu
bild Betts a ash-hopper. I worked powerful
hard an' swet like a hoss, an' when thee" ,t got
wet it qut its hurtin'. Arter I got dun' I tuck
about four fingers ove red head, an' crawled up
intu the cabin loft tu take a snuse. .
" Well, when I waked up Ithot I was ded, or
nao me cuoiery, ror an meimts 1 cud rauve wer
my ankles, wrists, and knees cudn't even
muve my head an skasely wink mv eyes tbe
cussed shut wur pasted fast onto me all over,
from the pint ove the tails tu the pint ove tbe
broad-ax collars over my years. It sot me a
clost as a poor cow dus her bide in March.
squirm'd an' Btrain'd till I got it sorter broke
at the Bhoufders an elbows, an then I dun the
durndest fool thing ever did In these mountains,
1 shuhiled my britches off an tore luse frum
my bide about two inches ore the the tail all
round in much pain and tribulation. Oh! but
it did hurt Then I tuck up a plank outen the
loft and hung my !cgs"down thru the hole an
nailed the aidge ove the frunt tall tu the aidge
of the floor before, an the bind tail I nailed tu
the plank what I sot on. I onbuttoned the
collar and rlstbands, raised my hands way up
auuT my ueu, buoi up my eyes, said grace, an
jumpi mm m tue groun noor.
? ..I . iL. .1 - -
Here but ruminated sadly.
" Geoige, I'm a durader fool than ever dad
was, Hoss, Honets, an all. I'll drownd mvself
sum ove mese uays, see er l don't."
" V ell, go on, fcut ;' did the shirt come off? "
"I think H d-l-d. I hearn a
noise sorter like tarin' a shingle ruff off ove a
bouse, all at onst, an' felt like my guts an'
bones wur all that reached tbe flure. I stag
gercd tu my feet an' tuck a look up at the shut.
Tbe nails bad all bilt tharholt, an' thar it wur
hangin' arms down, inside out, an' as stiff as
ever, it looued like a map ove Mexico jist
arter one ove the wurst battles a natch of mv
hide about me size ove a dollar an' a half bill
here : a bunco, ove my oar about tne size ove
.a bird's nest thar: then sum more skin : then
sum paste ; . men a nttie more har ; then a heap
ove skin; then more har; then skin; an' so on
all over that durned new fangled, everlastiu',
infernal cuss ove a snuu it wur a picture to
look at an' so wur I. The bide, har, an'
paste wur about ekeally divided atween me
and hit. wonder wnacjietts, durn her, tho't
when Bbe cum home an' foun' me missing.
Spects she thinks I crawled intu the thicket
an' died ove my wounos.- it muse av snared
her good, fur I tell you it looked like the skin
ove sum wild beast torn offallve, or a bag what
had berried a load ove rreshDeer frum a shoot
in' match. ,
" Now, George, ef ever I ketch that Lawyer
Johnston out, I'll shoot Aim, an' ef ever an
'oman talks about flat'niu' a shut fur me ag'in,
durn my everlastln' pictur ef I don't flatten
her. It's a rit-ribution sartin, the biggest kind
ove a preachei's regular rit-ribution. Du you
mind my drivin' ove dad thfou' that bo'net's
nest, an' then racin' ove him inter the kreek?"
"Well, this is vhatcum8 ove it I'll drownd
mvself sum ove these days, see ef I don't, ef I
don't die frum that arf ul shut Take a horn,
and don't you ever try a sticky shut as long as
Lookout Mountain. Says the Chattanoo
ga Advtrtiser :
"The grandeur and loveliness of this moun
tain scenery is already attracting numerous
visitors. Tbe rush to the mountain will be
greater this summer than at any preceding
time. Tbe accommodations are more exten
sive and we bear of several plans on foot to
make a .stay on the moun'ain desirable and
pleasant. Tbe time will come when Lookout
mountain will be the greatest resort in all tbe
South," - i
9 SUDDEN BER'AVEMEKfV-';'1
3V ASNA MACrA WELBV.
I'm itindiDK br thy de, txlor'd,
I hold thee to tbe heart
Whoee pnlte betide thine ova hath nuved
Till each of each seemed part
IcaU thou heedest not the while,. .
I smile ah I woe Is m, - '
When was It that mr roloe, my imll '
Unheeded wei a brlhee I -
They're strewn upon thy matron breast 1
Tbe raemaiy and rae
Since there hath been mi lateat rest.
What anguished throbs it drew !
And closed the placid lids abore .
The emlimz eyes' soft play.
That neer toted on me bnt kre.
Through all par wedded day.
Hare ye S6 words of weleo-ae none,
Oh. IotIdi? Hpi, or smile?
Spak, speat, tboagh thonshotfdst chide, my own.
'rwolll b Joy the while.
Hare T no word., of aU of yore;
That thrlll'd me with such bliss ?
Ob, when did UtIde ears before ,
Such answers meet as this ?
Ton moon halb scarcely grown less bright
Alaa! hew can sbesblne!
That saw me fold all, ere my 0lht,
Ssrth dearest held of mine;
That with me looks the last upon J
The face I thongat me awset,
The fairest e'er her light saono on? f
And Is It thns we neet?
Go. hither bring tbe 11 st fair child
Whose tiny hand's joft trcie, t
The mother, for tbe face that jmHl-
Upon her bosom, woie.
And placed it whers Its lonch may IhrHl
That bosom's frozen spit
Oh. heart and poise of mine, b still
Her babe she heeds him not i
Hew can I bear blm breathe the name.
The first his father's own.
St taught his Infant tips to frame, -
As lore could teach alone? '.
Atxl think bow mnch of lore the tree,
The panlonate, tbe fend, A
Ere yet Its living worth he knew,
Bad flown bis reach beyond
Oh. had I been bnt by thy side
When death imtummoaed camt, ,
Those tears that shams my manhood's pride -
Dad not be-i wept the same ;
Bat I was from thee where I stand'
Another watched thy tarcts.
And closed tbe eyes, the stranger's hand,
That mine alone abonld dose?
Oh. fairy feet, that to the grtnad
Fell aatbesnow.dakes fall!
now can I bar a light foot's sound
And not thine own recall ;
Or. tow another's hand e'er press,
Fergettn! of thine own
Into whose ere y tweet caresa
So mnch of heart was thrown?
Ill wrap me with thy memory roand, -
No other lore again
Shall fid tbe bosom's depths profaned
On which thy head hatb lain
Xor eren woman's smile e!ow
My household light than make
Jio, henceforth cherished th) woe
I'll bear me for thy take !
What recks it, since thoa'st left my side.
What fate mine own may be ?
All. all within this h'art hath died, - ' -
Of hope and h re, with thee !
Oh, where they'll hide thee from my tight,
lly more than life that made,
TTlth all my welthtot woe. this night,
Wbcld God that I were laid I
A Story far tbe Credulous Extraordinary Cass
Frem the FulUn (Oswo Cat,' IS T.,) Patriot.
A Miss Mary - Starr," 'niece to A. Loomis
Esq., of this villa"ge,'and now residing in bis
family attending school, has some time past
been the subject of a very singular phenomenon,
closely bordering on the wonderful and myste
rious. Several days since she was afflicted with
Eartial blindness accompanied with Bevere
eadache, from which, however, she soon re
covered. At night, after falling asleep, she
arose, lighted her lamp, and taking pencil and
paper, wrote several stanzas of poetry, which
was found in tbe morning, and of which she
had no knowledge herself, and she could only
be convinced of tbe fact by the assurance of
her room mate, a cousin, and the unmistakable
evidence of her own hand-writing.
Anticipating a repetition of the act and fear
ing danger from a burning lamp in the hands of
a sleeping person, her uncle, after she retired
oc the succeeding night, took the precaution
to remove the lamp from the room, and place
It beyond her reach. She, however, arose, and
in perfect darkness wrote another piece of
poetry, which, on examination by daylight,
was found to be well written, correctly spelled
and punctuated, and'tbe ruled lines as accu
rately followed as they could have been by the
best penman with a good light. And this has
been repeated nicht after night, each time a
new piece being produced She has no knowl
edge of -the matter hergelf- cannot repeat a
word of the poetry she produces, and insists
that she does not write it. Her friends watch
They -have Interrupted her while writing,
when she seems like one aroused from a deep
slumber, and cannot finish the line or even the
next word of the stanza she happens to be
writing. If ber writing materials are moved
from ber room, she arises, and finding them
missing, proceeds to search drawers', trdnks,
Sec, in the dark, with as much ease as another
would do in day. -One of "the pieces which we
published was written on scraps of paper thus
found by her between the leaves of an atfa's.
The most of her productions are dated August
17, 1840, the date of her birth ;" and many of
them are underseribed, -"Written Cor the
Courier." The Courif r was lhe name of a pa
per published in the village where she resided
in childhood. Naturally she had no particu
lar fondness for poetry, and never attempts to
Whetherher'tefTort8" asleep are "original,"
or pieces that she has sometimes read, is not
known. One thing is certain, she writes them
in an unconscious state, and in rooms " pitch
dark" at the time. She has, however, some
times fallen into this condition in the day
time, when her writing impulse comes on.
A few nights since she was awakened while
writing in-the dark. Her sensations, as de
scribed by herself, were very peculiar. Her
eyes emitted a bright light, liko the burning of
two candles, when turned towards her manu
script, rendering her writing perfectly risible,
but when turned in any other direction all was
"dark as midnight."
At the conclusion of the piece written on this
occasion, the following was written: "This" is
the last you will be permitted to write, lady."
Whether she has written since we have not
While there is something in this that seems
truly astonishing, the name of the gentleman
given abore precludes all Idea of deception in
the matter. The young lady's health continues
to fail, and tbe medical men who bave called
to visit her, have as yet afforded her no relief.
The following are some of the productions,
verbatim, written by her, asleep and in the
Cold December's rain is beating
Down upon the windsw pane, .
And the night winds sadly matter
In tho wild and dreary strain.
In the snnny ilaysot childhood
Tbete was mnric In tbeir tone;
Now they ever seem when dying.
Like Dispalr'a explr Bg moan.
Once I knlt me at the key-hole
In enr olden kitchen door.
And in awe and wonder listened
To the tale tbe wild wlnda bore.
Then methocgbtl heaid distinctly,
Vclces in each pissing gale, .
Making my yonnc heart beat aster.
As I beard their wonder tale. ,
Now the wintry winds are moaning '
In and round abont the door,
And thy seem like tcngoelesa pleaders
For the unprotected poor.
Scenes ot halcyon Javenesceaca
Now befo'e my Vlsloa glide.
Like the thickly coming fancy
At Midnioiit, Bv Mate,
The following seems to be in a humorous
strain, and we select it for that purpose. She
seems to be confined to no particular style or
measure, but displays quite a versatility of ge
nius. If permitted, anu she continues to write",
we snail pubiisn more of ner pieces Hereafter
I'm young, a very lltt'e wlnnlngj i
Uncaugbt in Cnpld's net J . ,&-
I know I am not sinning '
To have a h'art to let. "
To love Is qnite del ghtf ct - ' T
As everybody knows ; - J .
Now don't joi think It f rightful"""
That only men propose ?
Take north or south, take eaitor west, -
Or roam Trem pole to pole, -The
noble heart that lores the test
Should beat without control. .
'Tis foollh custom only.
Men all the courting do ; -When
I feel sad and lonely, .
I'd like to try and woo,
Th- other raalda would follow,
While I kd In the van;
The world is dull and hollow,(v
without the presence ot a mm
The men, in their proposing,
Each gallant part can try,
While wo he heart disclosing,',
And If we timer, falter .
Upcnthe brink oi .fate,
Not led to Hymen's altar;' .
We are nld maids, too late t
Written for the Courier, Br HATr.
Angast 17, 1810.
Everything is High. We are at a loss to
perceive in what manner the poor people make
out to live at tbe unparalled high rates of liv
ing. Bacon 15 cents per lb. ; Flour $3 75 per
sack: Meal 85 cents ; Potatoes $2 CO; Sugars
16 cents : Coffee 16 cents : Whiskv by the
quart and advices from Cincinnati speak of
its adrance to 29 cents. And yet, tbe prices of
labor are no higher than they were when Ba
con couhl.be bought for 8 and 9 cents, and all
things else In proportion. We go for an In
crease of wages to the poor laboring men.
uaattanooga jiavtrttter, My nti. ,
Liberty Fire Co. tio. 3;
yicJrjCJL mK Offlc-s and ilembersof Liberty
S-rf-JgaV Fire Co. Jfo 3, are hereby notified to
V&TSfcj attend a swclal meeUqg on MOSDAT
Su-KVEKIVri nerf atTfc aVbrV
X toll attendance is rrqsested as bolnet s cf impor
tance is la oe trjneaciea.
I. N UESXEL, Pres't.
V. AMIS, itK'f.
Grand Gift Enterprise."
RICH JEWEHBY GIVEN AWAY.
Great Inducements offered
ETKRT persin baying an article of Jewelry or Fsacy
n odsatmresfabUskment and pay ns two deftarr
and fttty esn's for the same, sban be enUUcd to a ticket
in the abore Grand -.it Xnterprtse.
The article cal.cd for on saM TKket, ihalt be Immediate
ly handed to the party drawing.
The renewing is a list ot the Jewelry, Ac. to be gives
Deary fleW acl Sllrer Watch's,
uaaea. jteiatc and Lara Plus and Ear Drops,
Heavy Geld Feb Chains,
Gold Pencil Cases and Pens,
TH03. J. HARRIS,
ajlT-tf At Locke's Salesroest, 2S2 Main st.
BLACK and Fasey French Cloths;
K and 6-4 French Ifeeikms ;
Fancy Casslaeres ;
Lines Dscks aoi DiWIaga ;
8atm, Greeadtae aad Maracflfes Testesga;
Fine Black Italian Cloths;
Black French Drap de Ete.
Gentlemen waattsz Flae Caths and Cwetsieeee. w!U
n?17-4iwlm 181 Mala st.
KAIVAWAY S20O REWARD.
it AN A WAT from 'he aabscrteer. wbHe at work
on the Gerraaotown Plant Rotd, in the raaath of
July Ian. two nezro men. Tlr:
.HUKliA . about 36 rears oM. Mack eeteB'rx on.
wUI welh about ISO ljTl!tli, 5 feet 7 leh tilth, is left
naaaru. ana La' a small srar on the left sMe of his face,
rawer qaKK s po sen, loop shoaMeruI,azidproeaMyaurk.
eu wua too woip.
ISAAC, a boat 33 yaars eM. Mack essnolHiaB. aaaat
feet 6 inches bUb. wilt wei;h 1!0 poands.
A-rewaraor SIN whs- PsW fr either. If takes eat
ot the State, and $M far either, it taken wttaaa the
St e. n. C. 5TAHE.
Fl'herTille. May 1Kb, 1687. Mjl7-dawJm
M. D. L. STEWART. WW f f TCWAST. 31 C. SUfO.
JAS. VT. KISS.
STETCaRT, KING & CO.,
WHOLESALE AltO RETAIL
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
SO. M FRONT ROW, MEMPHIS, TENN.
IKKLING arofaoBdlygratefoi to ourraany kind friends
. who, dorms our brief engagement in tbe above busi
ness, have extended to as their libera! and geaereas a
t rosace, we now take pteasnre in cRrlaz to ibera aa4
the jmMic generally, a large asiertment ct GROCERIES
ot tie best quality and at the fairest rat's that can be
had in tbe city, and with a deleratiaatlon ta give fatti
factton, we tesder t tbe pob ic ear services in tbe vari
ous duties indicated in the above csrd; bapiax by strict
adherence to tbategitttBatepriacietM ef oar bateeM to
merit a coQ'tBoatioa of that patronage nareterere se lib
erally bestowed spoa us. S , K. & CO.
jLlme Ousters. tS'c.
TTTI are jest in receipt ut a laigeaaVtHton to r stock
ii of Groceries, embracing tn part
00 tbis. Ltete;
103 packages ot Cave Oystera and Pickles;
175 d ien Buckets ;
250 bMs Flous;
S25 boxes CadRes ;
100 bases belt brands of Tobacco.
Lobsters, Catsups, Teas. Mackerel, Molafsas, Hay
Corn, stone ware, aarar. onpa. imparted Brandies,
Starch and Soda !rr 1 aad S papers, &c , ic.
All of wMth we will set at the fewest market rates.
- rayl7-HtawIt W J WEBB K CO
i ust Received.
1 p.f BBLS Extra and S. F Fknr;
"X J U 35 ca.ks Bacon Sides, Bam and Sheolders;
150 this, ai.1 half bbls n.rrij' XX Ale;
50-catks quarts and pdts Lmdoa Farter;
160 tbts Dextert asd FKken's Whisky;
10" daien Qostetter'a ! tomato Bitters ;
50 'Baskets Fiper Hei'Mtk CfeasipagBe;
25 bbls. Mackerels; CO klU Uaekncl;
100 deien Cove Oyster ; 60 boxes ?jcll ;
50 graia Garrett's Snuff; in bottjes'asd rapers;
"ItO boxes Star Caa4!f ; 75 boxes Virginia Tebacca:
25 boxes Lesson Syr op; 25 b xes Smoking Tobacco;
' 5" boxes Pie Fruit; 25 ckn-n Brooae;
25 boxes Soda Crackers; iSbbis -Fk-Nic Crackers;
- 50 ezen Wash Board ; 53 boxes-Starch ;
60 Goits Manilla Boik, all sites.
Snsar, Cofff e, Tea, XVaes, Leraans, Fig. Raisins,
Almonds, Pecans Filberts, Eng. Walaats, Sartttne. &,
Forsa'eVy J. T. FRANK.
mylT No. 36 Front Row.
EAST AKD KOETH.
MEMPHIS AND CHARLESTON
m 'j i, n o 2 1
R.tlLROAD ccanectian- dtreet from MEMPHIS to
Nt-w Tork. Patlade-phia, Baltimore, TTaihiajwo
City Richmond, Charles ten. and Savannah.
TnBUl'ua TICKETS euld to the feliowiag saints:
Nashville, Chattanooga, Augusta, Charleston. Wltaiitu-
ton, Atlanta, .Montgomery, Coiaanus, Ga., ificua, arrl
TUKOTJGU TO XASUVIU.E IJt tf HOURS,
Through Ticket OHce at the Commercial Btt-1, Jleta-
pon, lenn., tr.n.. rAiisusua, Agent.
Tickets always good.
Fare as lew as by any other first-dats rotta.
For Passengers, a n. w roate is now epenttt to EAST
ERN and ATLANTIC C1TIE-, uasnrpasieu ia ccaiort
and safety dirtet aad expeditious, with osnaectieas sale
Passing though slave territory, pertoci security la vtVi-i
for the conveyance of servant.
Fr FREIGHT from -New Tetk, and etWEaite'n cttL-a,
by a earners to Charleston or Savannah, ant raUway di
rect to Memphis. The attr ition of Sesthern and Westers
Merchants is tailed to this roote, being as kap, and
more expeditious, than ant other
, Tbe ADAMS EXPRESS COM PANT is lew la eosaee
tion with this line. g,
Tbe THROUGH MAILTRAIX leaves Memphis DAILT.
at 6:30 o'clock A. M. , cosbeetlag with Eastward and
Westward trains eu the Nashville aad Chattanooga Rail
road, at Stevenson, same day.
Aiw connects at Grand JuncQea with the Mlililtc4
Central Railroad to Hoity Sprtagt, Oxford, Grenada: Can
ton. Jackson, &.C, &c.
Alsotccnnects at Grand Junction Statioa with Tennes
see Centra! Railrsnd to Bui ivar. and Jacitsoa.
Also connects at Pocaboatae with Trt-Werkly Llrrect
Coaches to Ripley, Pontotoc, Aberdeen and Columbss,
The ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leave, Mrm-Ml.
DAILT (except Sundays) ai 2:1 r sr.. for Junction with
the Mississippi Central an t Twin-sse-; Central Kil.ru li,
Somerville and Intermediate Stattoos
Baggage checked to all taUossoa the Railroad, and
no Baggage will be received without bMag ebecked.
Each-passenger wUI be allowrd seveaty-ave pounds at
baggage by Railroad, aad sixty foshli byStat-j bat no
article wlHbe carried as baggage that Ssot lieldent to
the person of the passengrr. In rae7fSass the Com
pany will bold themselves responsible fey an amoint net
Passengers are requested to purchase Tftkrts before en
tering the cars, and save payment or extra fare.
Negroes, when traveling alone, must have a veralt, na
ming tne point to nucaiBeyare to go. sna spx trying
that they are' to travel by raDroail. o thev -xill not be
carried. No ticket wUI be told tbcru, nor win ikry bo re
ceived on the ca-s, nnless their owner or agent b present
or known to the ticket Agent aruf CusJackr, or other
person to vouch for genuineness of ptneit
F C. ARXS.
GenerabSupfrlntendcat, IlaetstUIe. Ala.
sepJl AT tt S3.
CHARLES T O !N
To complete the celebration f the peinxSef tha
Memphis and Charleston luilroad,
On tHe 271 Ii of May.
A ND in acceptance of the Irivitat: n item the Mayer
jxmu iwuncuoi ins nry or unarteewn.
Will be sold en the 22d 2 d and 2lth inst. Good far re
turn trip uatu J one Jtn, wciss.ve.
Sajt, ef Transportation, X iCR.lt,
AND DEALER IX
Watches, Clock., Jewelry, Musi
cal lioxes, lectncies, &c,
CORNER OF MAIN AND ADAMS-ST3.,
TAXES this method of informing bis mends,
and the public generally, that he has moved from
hlsoldataad to the corner ot Main and Adams
streets, where he win take pleasure in txhlbUIna
a new and choice lot of JEWELRY, to those who may
favor him with a call, and will be pleased to execute afl
orders for repairs in his line, ne hopes, by honesty, in
tegrity, and his efforts to please, to gain the confidence
and literal patronage of ail who may find lt convenient to
visit his establishment.
13 AU orders for repairing in every branch of mr be!
aiucas promptly aiienuci to. mi7tau2I
DR. JOHNSON'S INFIRIilARY,
ron diseases or Tne
EYE AND EAR,
SELF-SUPPORTING EAR TRUMPETS,
AETTFICIAL EYES, &c.j
NO. 15 JEFFERSON STREET,
Tw Doors East of Commercial Hotel,
R. II. JOHNSON, M. D.
A NEGRO MAN, a CrJt-rate Hoae Carpenter about
35 years ot age. warranted sound ate a god work
man. Enaulre at SMITH WICK, WHAT & CO.,
milS-utwlw IliJls&a street.
ATTENTION EVERYBODY I
E will sell on WEDSKSDAJV May S0th at eor AOS-
tion Mart, theie ' ts.
TWO BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOTS.
Kos. J and 4,lylog immtiiatelj: beyond the Tojl Cltejwa
Hernando Road, east ehle. DeilraMcBalfdlnilLatJ.
Ttrai-Oaa-thtrd Cash, balance in 6,' II. iaAJSL -months,
with interest, retalninf lkn on the property. TMf '
ir r4 r i np banv' 1 .
rpyia Anc'rs aaTEeaj Estate Hqkca. "
ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH OF MAY, f
WK will sell that beastifr r&eUeace only a (aw steps
from the Gayoso; 8 rooms, all other ceeTiatrsots,
dettrnt, ke , 60 ftt front en McCall street, hjv feet -deep.
If you can stand a point for a ehoKe heme, now
atriket This property muft aad will advance eaaat Ion
RaHroad t me.
Terms reiy eaiy ! Xotea the amonnt as foHavs; oka
.note for St 236 66. dae Oct 17th, ISSIuoa mrtetfnr Oat.
rab.lSS3. for Sl.J-5 ; one note due mh Oet lt?.
far $1 37S M; the balance In cash.
Loecsnarp! sueoa me premises. at Uoiwfeck. -
M. O. CATC8 it SOX; '
Genera Auctioneers and Beat Xstate Baskets. .
myl5 . j
-ta.T JXTJC TIO 1ST.
ON' TJ1CRSD AT NEXT, 21 st tost.. I wlH seK aa aha
premies, abeol 170 acres cf Land iresttaa; a ta
JtaWigh Flank Road, afcoat.3 murs from the etty. Ma- a "
part at the tract sold by the estate ef Mr. GinU. It
wtH be sataiiTlded into CMTeatent siied lots tar eaeaaiy
residences, and seU ea reasoaaMe terms ; tha partMalaf s
ef which wui be gives to-ssarraw.
g. s. Loora; ' '
mvig ABetiaaatr and Real Xstate Raa er.
SUBURB IX LOTS AT- AUCTION I
OK WKD.VKSBAT atit, taMa in t , I was aa
the prests, tern IS ar IS lata m the. Gnuaaa i A
dtlata. AlseaTetef 4 aerea aarth at Freeaaflfs a
deaee near the Cettoa Facasry, aad a Lot of 5J act en
the Bew Raleiah read, near tb ruKianaf GeaC ftraVkj.,
Beq ; tbe ptrUcslars ef which win ha (tree on as-aar-
Aactteeeer aad Real Estate Beakec
One and all Stop. and Uliihk..
COUXTRF LOTS AT AUCTION
-tTTE w ten at auction, oa Ute prenttses, i
VV DAT, May 21st, at 1 1 -o'clock, 8 H acr
acres at iMtt,
saMividetl la four Ms of 2 acres eack.
residences thr miles setHheast from the cMy, aa Ken a
street, im iraavng on ueawai aveaae, iljj. AaaaVa
sabdivisioa, a few haadred jards eait of eat. Easaa's' -
restdeaca, and south at Un. Judge Butts.' xetlaVsne. A.
Ene view from tbe i?-aii.hi aad Cbarfesfcm Xatrrba
and could not be situated in a moreqniat aad paaarajKeL
neavabaehood Oaly thiak ef the awvaati;es la tie"
city la busiaeis hui i ia a few motseBts, fs tbe Caaw
try, free from dost, free from Boise, happy at heaa atii
mnch to oar jjj
Terms One third esh. or 99 dajs paper, we 1 -dorsed;
balance in one aad two years, witbaet aaaitcat,
ladaormtats enossh. Sle n the premises assays.
Fleasaat retreat. OsnibetMS ready at ear ewt. tt
treshmeats as a? aal. Jf . C CATCE Si JN,
General Auctioneers and Real Etta'e Bnl-j.
Flouring Mill and Vacant
Ati joinintr at Auction.
I WILL sell on WEDNRSDAT, May 2tb, eatbe av
rataea. at 10 o'clock, my large Floating MUIob Pijaxr
street. Th Mill hat an new Machteery, aa ia &it
rate I BBBtas; order. It baa bees atttd with aucbaartyU"
expc saty for a MncaaatMill, aad Is capiat i m.lOag '
Stty barrels of flour per day, and can be rented for $141
per ear. ot ood-rs tanking the tmsfee, Brwtfag
ta rent, 1? my oaly reason for soUing. The Mi'l Lotos,
SSH feet frost on Pcpiaretreetby 1S5 feet data. TMV
eaat Lot joining is 65 H feet front by lfiSfi deep, avitlag,,
saOcieat room forMUl aurpog-s and a residtaJK -Jf-The
above property is sitaated between tha ' DaahlSj
and Charleston and Memphis aad OtnVTRaPraatl a Baft,,
and eo one af the main streets 1- ailing f rem seat x aa
city, ana only half a mile from tha centre of 1
TERMS One third Cash, balance ta S and 14
Oatetbassie will start from my Mart, eoaih tea Oaat-t
Square, at 10 o'clock, free ot charge, for Ibess wfchasc to,
attend the sale. W. S WELLS, tWaar.
A. WALLACE, Aartlaai tl. '
mtio Xegro aad Real Eitate
A LL persons iaJcbted to the late arm af T
I Neffl tu Btatk, either by note er airaaat, ar baavby
nattfled, thatuatets they make srtilem'nt at tbaeiaic ty
tae ii cay or jaae, prox., uey will be jeaottl Lt tha
tasds of aa oSeer for csUtctkn.
J H. WILBVliK.
myI5-dtwawlm of the afarcsaM-aNkaa.
sands ef life have nearly run ast.
tha East ladies, a certain care tor
Asthma, Broncbit;, Ceagbs, CeWs, aad Rat.il
liy. rae rraiiTwu aueavrmi t Htm aes Ids
only child, xdaagbter, was given op to dm
to do as much 30 d as pe?ible, he wU seed tasach tiki
aaHete4 fellow, beings as request it, this rrdae, witn
fail aad np leit direc lens for makiag it net, ast) .bqqi.i
f ally using it. He te aires eaeb asoHcaat ta eack a
hta oa shilling three cants to be returned aatae I
Laathe reciae, aad tbe remeiaJeE to be aaatM I tW
paysBcgifc ox w auvrnisemeai. .Aoareaf,
Drt. K. JAM IS,
No. 1 9 G rand street, Jersey City, N. J.-
mylSlawini u J
TlTfiSSRS. FLETCHER, Sc KECK bavtsg eaat their
1VJ. Ob-ntbuss Line, we takSthis method of ictarmtrg
nil mail. and accommotlitioa trains our Omaibarset, w.U '
be in n adloeta to convey passengers ta aad, treta Halaaty-
Depots and elsewhere In the ejty of Metaabls. '
When-yoo arrive in the citv. call for the PattaMrtV
ttre"flrjt and regular Use estaaii-be-i far tbe c
ot the public la Menlahis'. We will beakated ta
you, ana iBanarui ror your patronage.
Omnlbnss Offce at tbe Memphis aad fbtrfritoa R
resd Through Ticket Office, Commercial Hotel.
myl2 dawlm P. M PATTERSON & BMP? -'.
2? o r Oja.sbl!::
WE are now oOriag oar large stock of Dfy Gal .at,
C.t for Cash.
Call sooa, if yon wish to get great baraaias rad caa.?
good. PHILIPS & WMKhV
LOOK TO YOUR INTEREST.
THROUGH TICKETS-FARE E!)IICIJD
TO GRENADA $ 59.
TO CARKOLLT9N 9 M.
TO BLACK 1IAWK M 5.
TO LEXINGTON 12 09. -
TO CANTON 15 9.
Memphis and Charleston aittl
Mississippi Central Railroads,
CONNECTING south ot Holly SpriBgs, at thar TaaV
batchi river, with the DAILT SOUTHERN MAIL
LINE Ut New Orleans, via Jackson. Ml.s.. tha c-.aDet.
most pleasant and quickest route to the abovo-Bamtd
Last staging and the best road. The cars wtM.seaa'ba
at Oxford, still shortening tbis rtute.
Travelers will look to tbeir comfort and1 pockets. A
word to the wise Is sufficient.
J3" For Tickets or Information apply teSIMS & C0."3
Agents, at the Railroad, Stage and Omnibus Ttcfeel tit.
Cce, Commercial Hotel. - ttaylM f
NO. 2S2 MAIN STREET - -
WE are weekly receiving additions tn oar already larger
and well astotted steck. of STAPLE, ana FANtaT1
DRT GOODS, to which the attention of "the, tndafs re
spectfully invited. L. VEST & CO. -'
mvI2 dawlm No. 2S2 Mlnlst, -
Mempliis Goods. -
OSNABGRGS,J3ott n Tains, Jeans and Liotajs. raJa
at tbe Memiliis Cotton Mills, and of thebettqaxity,
We have taken the agency for he sale of t hee gt!,,
and Si licit orders from dealers generally. We hare aarr
on hand a full supply. GRAHAM & HILI ,
myl0-3m No. 9 Front Raw.
J. E. CHiDWICK'S ADVERTISEMENTS
Will Always be Found la This Column.
PERSONS wishing t knew what he has to tehj,
what he may want to bay tor any ot his custamsrs:
will be sure to fled it in the last column, oa the 3HCOM1
PAGE. Remember that, and save yourself the.troctla
of looking all over the paper.
Allbustness entrusted tome will be attended to ran
fully and with dispatch. '
Office Jladiion Street, apposite Union Hantu
INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL
iBtna Fire and Inland Navico-
tion Insurance Company,
CAPITA L AND "SURPLUS $1 000,00 ,
Hartford Fire Insurance Co.,
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS (100,000,
Charter Oalt liife Insurance Co.,
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS StunXX, j
POLICIES issued on reasonable terms. Losses ojolta
Wy adjes ted and promptly paid.
FOR, SALE. Three acres of Inely timbered LAND.
beautifully situated for a building site, lying on the.nqsih " "
sms ac the new state Lines, ad, directly opposite, the
residence of J C. Lanier, Esq. Said Lot is bounded
south by new State Line Road east by Port, aad, RaD,
Avenue. 0 feet wide ; north by Henry street, 60 ftet;
westby Wm. Wade's let.
ALSO, a beantltnl BUILDING SITE, containing S 100
acres, well timbered; situate on the northwest coraerof
Central Avenue and Brown's Avenue, dlrectlv onnult&
the residence of Judge Harris. -,
ALSO a fine BUILDING LOT, containing facr acrrs.
well covered with One trees situate on the north tJL
tfaiker street, near the Out toil gat oa the HeisasaVi
Plank Road. For terms apply to
J. E. CnADWICK, -Memphis
ap25 Opposite Union Bank. -
LaGBATTGE, TENN. . v
THIS wen known and popular summer resort, willbo .
opened and kept the ensufar season by the snh.
ecrlber T. A. EUEPJOT.
myltVdltawatwlm "". v v
53" Enquirer copy. 1 "
For ' &afe?i?.
TUB beanurm Reiidenea Lot, known as Tsa
A. T. Wtlla nhee. attnated'an tb xw ',!
Line Road, about one mile In a direct lino frem.
Court Square. Tberu U on the clace a good inn.
venlent hocte with ostbnlldings. Apply to
myiS-CAWlw ggsaiTT, HILL fc TALMADGE,
I while ia
To the Public.