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MEMPBIS Tjfjj. moMtAW9 JA.3SrUA-RY 5, 1874.
"JLN . O.
lisi oTClalnis Presented by Citltens ef
' Asu-rsscc, and Araonnta Allowed,
and -Disallowed by 6ot
An Important and Carefully Tabulated
Statement fr-jin the Office of
Tiie commissioners of olaims have
imweUiupon the following claims of Ten
nosseaus, and reported the same to con
gress for an appropriation, to pay the
several Bums inuicaieu :
Abbott, Enter G
i 2,000 00 L
Alderaon, John HJ
Alii so i). Wm. A.
Ash. Jas. W
Bacon. Drua A
Bailey, eat of Wm
uasnor, est oi
Rashor, Lacy E
Best, Eliza S
BlanT. est or W.
Blakeraore, Jas. LI
Howling, Jas. A...
Brabsan, Oscar II.
Branson, S. D..
lirown. Ell ,
"Brown, Jas i
iimrniey, a. j . ,
Bryan, Wm. H J
Cage. John 0
Ca dwell. Reuben!
jaruen. uuius .m
cames,Ana r v.
Cay, Sam'l, sr
Cass. j8& M
Chaffin, Jas. Bj
Cb affln ; Thornton
4 C Webster
Chase, Walter J..
Cherry, Jno '
Clark, Ell 1 I
Clark, Saml P t
Colle, James. "C
Collet, John k
ColfloA, Jrj ,
Colrivs as. E.
Coo1-, Jas. It j
Cooper, Tim. I
"ox, Elbert S .
M 50 .
croczeu, Jas sr.
Crowder, Terrell T
Curtis Jno. A
Darts Jerry W
Derrick, Erast's L,
Dice, Geo. W
Dobson, David M.j
DobKn, Isaac C t
Dobson, Mary A
Dodson, Wm 1.
Donnelly, B. H.MI
Drake, Egte'd il
Drake. Hcrjry u
Earne James O.
Earr.eia, JeNse R
ails Isaac ,
Ellis John W
Embry, Emily SJ
Ernest, est of Iva'c
Evans, James M
Exam, Lacy M.
Farley, Joliu A. .
Farro. Jos. J
Fanlk, Jacob C
Fellers, farah O.
Fellers, Susan E
Felts, estate of J .
Fox, James, sr
Fraier, George W
Francli, Henry C
Francis, John M
Ualnes Wm N
iee, James w.
U 11 tespl .George L.,
John M., et aU
Oraham, 8. n
Graham, S. it
Gray, Boswell T,
G n gsby, m
Grlnn, James P. ;
Groom, Wm. H.
Uagood. U. A
Hale, Hiram D
Hammond. M. H.i
Hancock, Hall H.I
Hflnnth A ,
JiaMW, James W.l
Hardin. C :
Harmon. H. C !
Harris C. H I
Harrrlson, B.T '
Hart. Mary A
Hatler, Gilbert H.
Haomer, H. U j
Hays Joshua O j
Head. Amanda M
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Hcnard, Wm.J I
Henderson, F. U
Hester. Hlnton G J
Hewitt, Jesse T I
mil, jonn J.
Hobos Jesse B.
Holt. John M
House, Mary J
Hney, Wm . ..
Hughes, Henry C
Hughes, est. J.P-'
Jrwln, W. II
Jackson. Hneh C.
Johnson, Tlios. J .
Johnston, Jos. It
Johnston, Bam. ii
Jones, Chas. It
Jones. Kll A
Jones, Jos. D
Jones. Readies: Y.
Jones, Wm. H..,,..
Kiggins, v m
Kerby. Calvin A
Km. Wm. H
Kirk, Abraham U.I
Kllpper, John B
Lnrls, est. DavldJ
Iewls Mary A
- i. nr.. f
Littleton, Mary B.
UlE,J. and luc aa
Long, tiacriasa M.
Toy a, Errln,
McGoueh. M J
McKeehan, W. A.
M r. Ki n er. Al (red
McLean. Chas. D.
McLean, Wm. M.
M cm anon :i
VoVer. Jos. P..
lisdrey, John P
Maples, Melissa C
Mask, Jewvs.. 1
Mason, Martha M.
Mommy, Ann M.l
Moore, Dap J
Moore, win 1 1
M'ibre, Joslah II..
Moore, It. G l
Morrow, Sam'l K.'
Moss llenj. A I
Mcs Hardy 1
Myers, Jacob i
Myers, James... ,
Neeley, Wm. U...,
Nolen, Z. C 1
Owen, Wm. C
I'arham, Margt. F
Park, James .
Park, William '
Parsons, II. AW.L.
Patterson, S. A
I'earon. Mary J
Phillips Wm.T. .
("orter, Wm. B
Poston, BcnJ. F... i
Putnam, es. W.W.i
Kader, Reuben M.
Ram bo, Enos H
Read, Daniel J
Reavis Elijah IU
Relney, George S
Kenfro, Samuel &
Rice, Austin, Jr
Rich, Joseph NJr
Kichesln, Jane. -Rleves,
Roller, est John .
Ross, Wiley f i
Rowland, est Thos
Rudder. John W
485 00 .
1.3S12 701 360 00
950 001 215 CU,
0OJOC 211 00
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180 001 135 00
150 () 110 00
303 00i 250 0)
197 68 ' 2 150 00
3G.SS0 15 :
Saulpaw, Gro. W 1 100,571 Co!
sandere, Abrah'm 150 00! 120 00
Scales, Susan C 773 04 362 40
ScatesWm. D , 267 00
Self, Han-son , 577 W CO 00
Self.ThonuwF , 200 00' 40 00
Sharp, Mary D 222 50 150 10
Sherrill, John S . 170 0ul .
SherTill.SamneU. 2,077 00'
Shoemaker, Cal 140 00 125 00
Simmons, Lavlna. 493 00'
Simpson, Geo. B 383 00!
PKeiion. Alex uu w j
Smith. Henry S.... 612 U) 510 00
Smith, John S.. I 130 wi 20 00!
Smith, Thomas A 150 00 125 00;
Somervell. Hern B
aqulbb.John 3M 00 205 00
StaUley, Sarah J,
Stables. Mlllla KM CO 589 0
Slepbens.Andrew 128 00; 100 00
Stewatt, James. 225 OOl 150 00
Stone, est B rJ.J ' 30 75, 277(0
stowe, Lemuel C 150 00 100 00
strain, wm.j lou w
Taylor. Geo. W
Thacker, Shep'rd. ,
Thomas est. ILM. '
l'homas John F
Thomas, Wm ,
Thomason, J. W.
Travis, Mary Ann
Trirg, Joseph W-.
Trotter, James T-,
Turner, Wm. P. IL
Verhlnr. E. H
Vestal. C. M
Wallace, Ethelb't ,
Wall. Itufus P...
Watson, Thos S.
Wheeler, John A.
White, Wm. V.. .
v uses, Amelia.
Williams. Jas. W.'
winougnoy, j. u.
Wlllouirhbv. est J.I
Wilson, David W.i
Wilson, Wm. T
Wood. Samuel O.
I Zi 00
987 20 1
Woodslde, Jos. B
, ' i,),uui, II
Yancy, Edward G.
yell, Francis M.
Yot, William K
The general assembly of Ohio meets
The duke of Edinburgh has arrived at
The feituation in railroad circles at
Louisville remains unchanged.
A famine pievails in five distiicts of
the Russian province of Samara.
The engineers' strike at Columbus,
Ohio, has completely played out.
The United States aud Mexican claims
commission has resumed business.
A Vienna dispatch says that naviga
tion on the Danube is closed by Ice.
The funeral of General ii. J. Sweet
will take place to-day, at Lombard, Illi
nois. A heavy snowstorm, accompanied by
a northwest gaJe, prevailed at Chicago
The seuthern claims commission has
claims before it to the amount of twenty
Isaac M. Weaver was hanged at Red
Bluff, California, Saturday, for the mur
der of A. Warner.
Anthony Evans fatally stabbed his
wife and slightly cut himself at Phila
delphia on Saturday.
A Baptist chf-'i iti V- ?.on was dam
aged sixty tliou-ttii't dollars by fire yes
terday. Defective llue.
Forty-five persons were confirmed in
Chicago yesterday by Bishop Cheney, ol
the Reformed Episcopal church.
The twelve British survivors of the
Virginius massacre have been taken
charge of by the British consul in New
Tho bark Polly, from Pensacola to
Liverpool, was lost during the hurri
cane of the twenty-sixth of December,
and nine of her crew were drowned.
At St. Louis Saturday night the mer
cury fell from sixty-two to several de
grees below freezing-point. An incli of
snow fell there yesterday.
A man named Brown shot and killed
a diuggist named Long at Forsythe,
Missouri, last Thursday, for advising a
young lady to discard him (Brown) as a
The board of trade of Keokuk, Iowa,
have passed resolutions denouncing the
St. Louis bridge as an obstruction to
navigation, and calling on congress to
abate the nuisance.
Official advices confirm the main fea
tures ol the Madrid dispatches. It ap
pears that Pavin is to be court-mar
tialed for rebellion, and that his sup
porters have been disarmed.
At Buffalo, New York, Friday night,
Anthony Oswald and John Peters, two
teamsters, quarreled about a girl, in
which the former was instantly killed
by the latter striking him over the head
with a chair.
It is reported in Washington that, ex
cept Boutwell and possibly Anthony,
Use New England congressional drdega
gation will oppose the confirmation of
William's appointment to the chief
Justiceship. Thn French admiralty court has pro
nounced the commander of the Ville de
Havre blamcieas, anu uoius me xxxm
Earne responsible for the recent horrible
marine disaster. The court eulogizes
Congress will be asked to issue coin
nnfM of small denomination for the pur
chase of bullion at the mints in tho
TorritnriBs. Itis represented thatitwill
enable the government to save large
sums in the coinage of bullion.
X late dispatch from Madrid yester
day evening states that all strategic
points ot the city were occupied by the
I militarv. No disturbance was reported
rrom auy quarter, xne transmission 01
private telegrams has been temporarily
John Rcss. late seeretarv. and W. II.
Kennedy, civil ensliuer of the Pittsburg
'waterworks commission, were arrested
j"fi Uicre Saturday night charged with
1,210 oo the larceny of valuable public docu
2j)3aco meuts, a packago of which Kennedy
3io w i uad under hia arm when arrested. The
sis oo men were released on four thousand dol
1,650 00 larsbond.
The wharf-laborera and trade onrani-
r.atious of Havana demand pay in gold
or its eaulvalent in currency, anu
fiirpafpn tiistrlko if their demauds are
not rmmnliiHl with. It is reported that
I the draymen and coaenmen win join, in
the strike. Proprietors of newspapers
also propose to raise the rates of sub
scription and advertising.
Tho Inaumiral services of the Re
formed Episcopal church were held In
Steiuway hall, in New York, yester
day. A large congregation was in at
tendance. Bishop Cummins wore ho
vestments of any kind. His text was
from I Corinthians, ill, 11: "For other
foundations can no man lav thau that is
laid, which Is Jesus Christ."
Woods, the express robber at Frank
lin, Kentucky, has made a second con
fession of the crime, implicating Dr.
Gillespie, bis brother-in-law a gentle
man well knowu and generally respect
ed. He says the doctor first suggested
the robbery, aud gave the instructions
necessary to its accomplishment, and
attempted to cover up the crime. The
doctor was arrested on Wood's state
The custom of ipgulnc due-bills as cur
rency by corporations In South Caroliua
has become so extensive that congress
will be requested to prohibit any further
issue of such irredeemable currency.
The State of South Caroliua itself has
also issued due-bills to a large amount,
aud to the injury of the Btate credit, u
is believed that the issue of these bills,
both by the private corporations and the
State, is In contravention or the provis-
I- I.. ... ..
Ion or tne constitution wnicu loruius iue
issue of bills of credit.
OUIt P0JJLIC SCHOOLS.
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. 31. Fleming's Circular to tho
County Courts of Tennessee.
The Tax-Levy for the Support of Schools
The Kind of Sen Desirable as
Address by the Committee Appointed by
the State Teachers' Association
Indorsing the Superintend
Colonel John M. Fleming. State su
perintendent of public Instruction, has
issued the following circular letter:
State Superintendent's Office,!
NASHVIL1.K, Tkxk., December 30, 1873.
To the Chairman and Members of tho County
Courts of Tennessee:
In June last, I took the liberty of ad
dressing a circular letter to the county
courts of Tennessee, with a view of call-
ins special attention, at the July ses
sions, to certain provisions of the public
school law which seemed to require
action at the hands of the courts. Al
though, as stated in that communica
tion, it is no partof the duty of the State
superintendent to offer suggestions to
the county courts regarding their pow
ers or duties, the respectful attention
then given to that communication in
duces me again, as State superintend
ent, to invoke timely consideration by
your honorable bodies 01 tne present
condition anu pre'sing uemanua 01 tne
public school interests in your respect
ive counties. Last July your special at
tention was called to sections thirty-nine'
and forty of the tchool law, which are
Sec. 39. Be il further enacted, That
when the money derived from the school
fund and taxes imposed by the Btate on
the counties shall not bo sufficient to
keep up a public school for live monthi
in the year in the school districts in the
countv. the couutv court shall levy an
additional tax sufficient for this purpose,
or shall submit the proposition to a vote
of the people, and may levy a tax to
prolong the schools beyond the five
months; said tax to be levied on all
property, polls and privileges liable to
taxation, but snail not exceed tne enure
Sec. 40. Be it further enacted, That
taxes so levied by the county shall be
collected in the same manner as other
county taxes, and shall be paid over to
the county trustee, for distribution
among the school districts of the county,
according to their scholastic population.
it was men snown to your nonorame
bodies, that the school revenue that
might be reasonably expected to accrue
Irom the State levies for school pur
poses, would not be sufficient in any of
the counties of the State "to keep up
public schools for five months in the
year." Accepting tnis calculation anu
assurance, a majority 01 tne county
courts of tho State proceeded to take
action, without awaiting the result of
an experiment in regard to tne suui
ciency of the fund. Most of the courts
levied, for 1873, what they believed to
be a sufficient additional county tax to
accomplish the desired end. Some of
the courts, however, were mistaken in
their estimates, and did not levy suffi
cient additional tax.
Since July, we have had some experi
ence in tne organization anu operation
of our school system, upon which we
mav with reasonable safety base our cal
culations for the future. The scholastic
population of the State has been enum
erated, and the school system has been
organized in every county in tne state.
without now going into details, it may
be said that enough has been practically
ascertained regarding the public require
ments to warrant the statemeVp that
the funds to be raisad under the State
levies for school purposes cannot be re
lied on to sustain tne scnoois m auv
county for a longer period than three
months, and in many counties not so
long. So that it becomes a matter ol
necessity that the county courts shall
supplement the State tax by an addi
tional levy, as proviueu ior in section
thirty-nine above quoted, In order to
meet the reasonable educational de
mands of the children of the several
While it is true that the funds provid
ed for by the State levies will not be suf
ficient for more man turee montns'
schools, it was not the intention of the
legislature to establish a system of pub
lic education upon so narrow a basis, un
the contrary, it was designed by tne
legislature that the schools should be
maintained anu Kept open ior at least
five months in the year, but it was left
to the county courts to supply the defi
ciency of school revenue by the assess
ment 01 sucn auuiuonai taxes as mignt
be requisite for the purpose in the sev
eral counties. Inasmuch as each county
la left in possession of all the school
revenue collected within Its limits with
the exception or tne state poll
tax it was considered most equita
ble and practicable, for tbe
time being, that each county should
supply its own deficiency, without re
sponsibility for the default of any other
county. The additional rat of county
taxation required to secure five months'
schools, must, of course, vary according
to the dllienng relations 01 scnoiasuc
population and taxable property in the
several counties. Thus, while an addi
tional mill upon property and one dollar
upon polls, with a reasonable per cent,
upon privileges, will, In many counties,
suffice to secure five months' schools, in
many others this additional rate will
hardly be sufficient Having given the
amount of taxable property in the
county, and the number of children to
be supplied with tuition, an easy calcu
lation will readily show the additional
taxation required in each county.
A misapprehension seems to have
prevailed iu many localities regarding
the amount of school revenue to be real
ized during the year 1873. It has been
expected by many that the full amount
of school revenue provided annnallv bv
the school law would be realized for the
calendar year 1873, and a failure In this
respect nas been inconsiderately as
sumed as a failure on thepaitofthe
law to accomplish its purposes.
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UJT UU 111(3 iUUU J.V IO AUUVTII,
especially to the njembers oMhe county
courts, that tho- faX'tiooks-are not re
quired by law to go fnto tho hands of
collectors be.'oro tne urst ii muay 111
October;, an'd tliafriftfadti&i inany ipj;
tne counties tne uooKsior, me taxes
of 18711 did dot" -reach- tKe col
lectors' hands until November, so
that it has been impossible that more,
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uiau a relatively suiau injiuuu uii;uiu
bcuuoi luxes ior iou couiu uc reauzeu
during 1873. The only considerable por
tion of school revenue pxpected to be re
alized durlngl873 was the first semi-annual
iniitallmedt of interest, upon the
permanent fund. That was apportioned
oh the first Monday iu October, and has
been diftributed among.the conntles'ac
cording to their scholastic rights. The
next apportionment will take place on
the first Monday in 'April next, and will
einbracethB WccStHnstallhlenrof In
terest and the State poll-taxes that may.
have been collected and returned, to the
treasuryj The greater portion of taxes
assessed for 1873 will, in fact, be realized
during the year 1874, and this rule will
prevail in regard to succeeding yeais.
Bv the terms of the school law, the
scholastic year in Tennessee begins the
first or Beptemosr, closing wun tne
thirty-first of August of each year, so
that the first scholastic year under the
new system will not close until the
thfrtv-llrst of Aucut next It will be
seen, therefore, that practically tbe
school tuxes levied in 1873 were for the
support of schools during the scholastic
year from the first of September, 1873,
to the thirty-first of August, 1874,
and by the same reason that the school
taxes levieu ior lociwiuuB prucuuauy
for the support of schools during the
scholastic year beginning first of Sep
tember, 1874, and ending uuriy-ursi 01
August, 1875. This, it is meant, will be
the general practical result, owing to
the near correspondence of our revenue
collections with the limits of the schol
astic year. These facts arc thus pre
sented with a view, first, of correcting
any misapprehension that may have
prevailed; and, secondly, to indicate the
importance of making early provision,
by additional rates of couuty taxation,
for the continuance of the schojls for the
next ensuing scholastic year.
In the circular address, issued in con
nection with thepamphlet'edltion'ofthe
school law, it was shown that the fundi
provided for by geiieml law would not
be sufficient to maintain five mouths
schools. In that paleulatiou, tne besl
premises possible were assumed, the ob
ject being to demonstrate the necessity
for immediate action oy tne county
courts. The revenues will not be quite
so greal whilerthe scholastic population
is somewhat -greater than was then
allowed, so that, as before 'staled, the
State supply of revenue cannot be relied
upon for more than three months in any
county, and in many of the counties for
not so much. Thus, the duty of the
county courts to provide for the contin
uance of the schools iu their respective
counties presents itself now with grcatei
demands for action than heretofore.
It has been no part of the purpose ol
this communication to present the argu
ments. at-command iu .support of tht
call ujwn counties for supplementary
revenue; much less is its design to
officiously obtrude counsel upon the
courts. Most of the county courts oi
the State have already manifested a
cheerful disposition to meet the require
ments of the law, and all, it is believed,
have listened respectfully to such sug
gestions" as have beerismade touching
thp demands of the bublic-school inter
ests. Our school system is now but
fairly organized. Its legitimate fruUs
are not yet seen. The needed supplies
for its support have not yet been real
ized. With proper attention and sup
port on the part of the county courts, it
is believed the system may be, in a com
nnraf ivplv short time, so perfected thai
satisfactory provisioil will beB'cured for
the elementary instruction or an ine
children of the State. It is the chiel
purpose of this communication, by a
respecttui presentation 01 lacts, toarre&i
the attention of the countv .courts, and
invoke such action as will' prosper thp
cause of public schools in their respect
In this connection, it is hoped another
suggestion will be pardoned. The coun
ty courts have jurisdiction or tne coun
ty superintendents. They elect and re
tain, cr displace superintendents, and
provide their compensation. In mauy
of the counties it is feared the compen
sation alloved is not sufficient to retain
competent men in offlce. The import
ance of having a competent, active coun
ty superintendent can hardly be over
estimated. Without such an officer tht
best efforts of all the other officers of the
system will fail to secure a good system
01 scnoois in tne county, auu a mau m
ted for the satisfactory discharge of the
duties of the office cannot be expected
to make an uncompensated sacrifice of
his time, talents and labor lor tne puunc
good. It is hoped, therefore, that the
idea that the office of county superin
tendent Is one that anybody can fill, and
fill at his leisure, will not anywhere pre
vail, but that at least sufficient compen
sation will be allowed in every couuty
to secure the close attention of a compe
tent person to the many duties of coun
ty superintendent Begging pardon, il
in any respect this communication shall
seem intrusive. I am, 'very respectfully,
JOHN M. FLEMING,
FROM THE STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIA
TION. Nashville, December31, 1S73.
To the County Courts of Tennessee:
At the annual meeting of the State
Teachers' association a voluntary or
ganization comprising teachers and
friends of education ' om all parts of the
Btate neiu in mis city on tnenintn anu
tenth of this month, the undersigned
were appoiLted a special committee
with instructions to prepare an address,
respectfully calling the attention of the
county courts of the State to the pres
ent condition of our public school inter
ests, and to the importance of nromnt
and favorable action on the part of the
severat courts in relation thereto. We
find that the discharge of the duty 1m
posed upon us has been rendered
well nigh superfluous by the brief, prac
tical and pointed, though respectful,
communication or JUe State super
intendent in reference to the same mat
ter. We beg to add our invocation,
for ourselves and the association
we represent, to that of the State su
perintsndent, for timely aud generous
action iu behalf -of our public school in
terests in every couuty in the State. As
stated by the State 'superintendent, our
present Dublie school svstem. though
but iri its infancy, is already organized
in every county in the State. This much
is an achievement that should inspire
every menu 01 tne youtit or tne state
friilr courage and confidence. -But the
vantage-ground already secured rau3t
not be lost through indifference aud in
action. At much expense we have
opened the way and ' brought within
sight the accomplishment of a glorious
result. Under the present provisions of
the law, the responsibility of failure or
success rests largely witli the couuty
A'reasonable.provisiou rorschool reve
nue in' each county4, as indicated by the
state superintendent, will enable the
good worK, so auspicous begun, to go
forward triumphantly, and when a sys
tem of good common schools shall have
been perfected in Tennessee, it will be
found that the moneys appropriated in
the shape of .school taxes have been the
best public investment ever made in
the commonwealth, ltepresentlug, as
wadof the friends of popular education
throughout the State. It would be a
work of pleasure to oiler arguments in
aid of the suggestion we make, but this
is deemed unnecessary. The magis
trates of Tennessee have too just an ap
preciation of the subject to require argu
mentation, and we feel a confidence
that they will not permit the hopes of
tho people, at this day, to be chilled by.
any neglect 01 an interest so viiai. ;
Again giving outmost eanieit in
dorseinent to the suggestions of the
state superintendent, we are, very re
spectfully, NEILL S. BROWN, !
" W.; P. JONES,
Committee ot State Teachers,' Association.
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The J'ctonol,iof Lima, of the fifth of
DececaberjUnTiew. oft the, affair of tbe
Virginius, hopes the United States will
interfere to secure tint-freedom of Cuba
from further Spanish tyranny, as they
abased Maximilian nut of Mexico, but
without auy view of annexation on
The U. S. and Jlexican Commission Kc
Bumc Business Amount of Claims
i Decided and to be. Dirided. -
About Itcduction of Appropriations and
f Additional, 7 fixation-Pjoballe
-Hnslnpss Iipfnro fioneress'
, .ri - ' ,
Tlio ' Snprcme ''Court ' Besnmc'd 1V1I.
llims'S appointment ahb snu
q: isIi:J'cTj; Etc. Etc;? c
WASHiNQTONVJanuary 4. TheUni-
led states and Mexican commission nas
resumed business, and will doubtless
dispose of allfcases 011 Its docket by the
expiration of its exttnded term. Within
tbe last two montns me commissioners
have decided at least one hundred cases,
including tho adverse decision in the
case of Daniel E. Woodhouse against
Mexico, known as the Tehuantepec
claim, In which the petitioner stated
tue amount or damages at over
live hundred million dollars. The
claim of Mexico for twenty-
seven million dollars on account
of damages from Indian excursions, is
now in tne bands or sir .Edward rnorn
ton, the umpire, the American and
Mexicau commissioners being divided
iu opinion. Mexico claims that under
the treaty of Guadalouge Hidalgo, the
United States pledged themselves to
forcibly restrain Indian incursions into
her territory, and that whenever such
raids could not be prevented, the In
dians should be punished by our govern
ment, aud satisfaction for the same ex
acted. The United States, on the con
trary, insist that our government
could not promise to do far
more than it was reouired to
by its own citizens, and, therefore.
uo damages could be claimed, suouiu
as Is reported, the umpire decide against
.Mexico in the pending case, Mexico
will present the same principle as an an
swer to the United States for claims of
damages to citizens of Texas, growing
iut ot incursions of Mexicans inter that
State on the Bio Grande border. -
There is no rtason to suppose there
will not be a quorum in both houses to
morrow. The general sentiment among
fue members is that theyshould first see
to what extent appropriations can
bj reduced before they consider the
subject of assistance to the treasury,
eitner in tue lorm or additional taxa
tion or n temporary convertible loan.
The latter finds more favor than the
former mode of relief. After the morn
ing hour in tbe house the consideration
uf the Bupplernentary civil rights bill
will bs ttsumedas tbespecial order, and
will be debated Monday and Tuesday
until four o'clock in tbe evening, when
die discussion will close. Itepresenta
uves Stephens Ga. and Lamar Miss.
are expected to speak against the bill,
which, lead by its friends, will un
doubtedlypass. The supreme court will resume busi
ness to-morrow. There are no new de
velopments with regard to the chief-justiceship,
though the opinion now is that
the nomination of Judge Williams will
The house committee on appropria
tions have had four meetings during the
recess, and considered the army.'Indian,
fortification, and navy appropriation
bills, though nonq of them have yet
been peffected.'i Every- item has been
jut down to the lowest possible'figure, in
accordance with the expressed wish of
he house to make the appropriations
The senate judiciary committee had
several meetings during the recess and
considered tne bankrupt bin wnicn was
the avenue of peifecting'and reporting
it to tbeseuate at an early day. The
estimates of the lighthouse board have
been cut down about one million dol
larsfleaving them one half the sum sub
mitted at the beginning or tne session.
The coup d'ete of General Pavin at
Madrid creates much sunrise in diplo
matic aud other circles, hi? name hav
ing heretofore been mentioned in a man
ner which would occasion not even
a suspicion of such a movement.
Speculations are freely expressed as to
the future, and tbe general opinion is
that the .Republican cause has been
damaged by the lately-reported revolu
tionary proceedings, .but official inform
ation thus far received is of so meager a
character as to afford no basis for relia
ble comment The Castelar govern
ment had, during the Virginius nego
tiations, repeatedly declared, not only
its friendliness toward the United States,
but its desire to draw still closer the rela
tions of the two countries, and our
government evinced a like amicable
feeling toward Spairr, even taking the
negotiations out of the hands of General
Sickles, in order to be 'in better accord
with tho Castelar government. The
friends of that government in congres
sional and. executive circles regard the
recent events in Spain as JiKely to delay
the promised terms in the Antilles, and
to prevent such negotiations through
General Cushing as would tend to the
pacification of Cuba and Porto Bico,and
at the same time protect American in
terests in Cuban waters from arrogance
and outrage, to which they have been
ADDITIONAL BITER SEWS.
For full report see third page, i
The Pat Rogers came in at a late hour last
nlgbt, and In making the landing had to call
a tug to her assistance, having met with an
accident above which threw her starboard
wheel out of its bearings and created the
inout complete wreck of that important
member toa steamer we eversaw. It will be
repaired in time for her to leave on Wednes
day. Blie brought about Ave hundred tons of
miscellaneous rrelght...The Frank Forrest
brought in 71 bales of cotton, 100 bags seed
cotton. 220 sacks seed. 5 head cattle and a
cabin full of people The Lady Lee was
aground above Cairo when the Rogers passeu
that polnt.Tlie Babbace, after backing
out and drlltlne below the city, succeeded In
landing at the mouth of Wolf. Sue laid there
at a' late Hour last nigfcr. Ve did not
learn the cause of her troubles .The James
Howard was away out or tbe channel,
aeround. nearly opposite Osceola, as the
noeers uassed her. fcjhe had a barge alone-
side .The W.J. Lewis was In hearing dis
tance, having landed at uopeneia aoout mm
Nashville, January 1. River is rising,
with 8 leet of water large on the shoal.
Weather cloudy and warm. No arrivals
or departures except local packets.
Sr. Lotus, January 4. Weather blustery
anu cold, wun lignt -nowsiorm tnis morning.
Freezing hard to-night. The river is station
ary. Arrived: Uiencoe, New Orleans. De
parted: Julia, Vlcksburg,
Cincinnati, January 4. Weather blus
tery, accompanied with drizzling rain, turn
ing to Meet, liiver using.
PmsBURO-. January 4. The- Mononga-
bela is 10 feet 11 incites and rising. No arrivals
EVAJiSViLLK, January 4. The weather
Is cloudy, -with heavy rain and wind this
morning. Mercury lell from fcO" to 2S in
twelve hours, and now stands at that figure.
The river has fallen 4 inches. Port list:
Up: Lawrence, 5 a.m; Arkansas Belle, 11:30
a.m. jjjown: juorning aiar, auua.ni.- no
. Cairo, January 4. Noon Arrived: Colo
rado, vlcksburg; Lady Lee, St. Loins.
HARD AN- In this city, at his residence,
No. 23 Alabama street, on Sunday morning,
January 4th, In the forty-third year of his
age, UHA1.LK3 J. J1AROAN.
The friends ot the family are respectfully
Invited to attend the lunerai, from bis late
residence, this (MONDAY) afternoon. Ser
vices at Calvary Church, by Rev. Dr. White,
at two o'clock.
MORRIS-The remains of the late Mis,
CYNTinA E. Moebis arrived last 'evening
from "PaclQa .;Place," Arkansas, on the
steamer Frank Forrest. Interment at Elm
wood at three b'efock this MONDAY) after
noon. Services at the grave by Rev. Mr.
Bogg'. Friends of the family respectfully In
vited. Carriages at Hoist '.
I. O. O. F. FUNEKAIj notice.
ritHE offlcsrs and members of
. -. 1 . . 1 . . , 1 .. , 1. 1 . ir.ii .
ihlafMOND.lll alternoon at one "Wkw'
o'clock, sharp, to pay tbe last sad tribute of
respcci 10 onr uepariea nroiner, UIIARLES J
TrnOAN. P.G. '
Members o NlM.tr lodges and transient
buoiners are iraiernauy inviieo. 10 attend.
. .Byorderol : A. W.NEWiOM.N.G.
E.O.Miltn, Secretary. ja5
MASOKIC FOJfSJEJSAIi KOTICE.
THE members or gouin Mjempnis
Lodge, No. 118, F. and A- M., ore re-W
nnesteu 10 meet ai iu" "."v" ,i ;T,,nli
ija j ) aiwrnoou, lj "- 7TT
lunerai ot our laie jjrumoi, :0 7.
niinis. A full and prompt attendance Is
ueireu. ... ...
All M. M.'s are rratemaiiy ibvimju.
Ify order of W. M. BROOKS, W
Bj K. 1'ULI.KX. Secretary
THK members of Angerona Lodge 9
,No. 168, re hereby summoned WltJ
attend the stated communication of theV x
Lodge at 7 o'clock this (MONDA.Y1 evenlue.
uy oruer v. u. luuive., yy . -
P. Richmond, Secretary. la5
OLD FOLKS AT DOME.
OFFICERS and members of Old Folks at
Homo are hereby notified to attend the
funersl or Brother Cuakles J. Haboas,
Irom Calvary Church, this (MONDAY) after
noon, at two o'clock, promptly.
uyoroer w.u. wajuubah, i-resiueni.
J. P. PjtEscoTT, Secretary. Ja5
THERE will be a meeting ot the Executive
Committee of the Howard Association at
4 o'clock p.m., and a meeting of the members
of the Association at 7 o'clock p.m., THIS
DAY. A full and prompt attendance is re
quested, as business of importance will be
Drougni Deiore uio meetings.
jao a. v iiAAusi ac r , r rtwiueuu
In consequence of the advanced state of the
beason, we offer STILL LOWER onr
BLACK SUES, .
AND DRESS GOODS.
Corner Main and Court Streets.
BornlDC I'lnsa No.. 100.
75 1 61 1 15 1 51 1 5 I 49 I C9 1 76 1 63 1 33 1 5 1 21
Evening Class No. 10L
Memphis, this 3d day of January. 1S71.
at HE regular monthly meeting of the Mem
phis Building and Savings Association
will be held at7T p.m. MONDAY, Jan. 5th, at
tbe office rf the Globe Mntnal Lite Ins. Co-
oo. 41 Madison St. stockholders are cxpeciea
to be nresent. and will nltase pay during the
day, so as to avMd any delay in the evening.
Reports ot tneomcersior ine past year win
be read, and election of officers will be held to
serve for tho ensuing year.
uy order J. 11. j uuah, rraiaeui.
s. Stuem, Secretary. Ja4
St. George's Benevolent Atsoclatlon.
mHE regular monthly meeting of the above
1 society win ue neiu :.(, me muuij vuun
room, comer Union and Second streets, Mon
day evening, January 5, 1874, at 8 o'clock.
uy order jt.j. nAiiiuuv, rresiuoau
J. Bo lbs, Rec. Bee'y. Ja4
EXTRA FINE BLOODED HORSES,
SUPERIOR GOSLING BUGGIES,
Hacks, JRocUaways, Harness,
By A. E. FEAKKLAND,
For benefit of whom concerned,
Monday Morning, Jan. 51b, at 10 o'c'ock,
At H. Cnro's Stable,
Third street, between Adams and Jeffenoo.
DAILYj. WEBKLY AND SUNDAY.
Weekly (for Clubs of Five or more)..
Sunday ffor Clubs of Five or more)
Dally (Six papers)
... 2 50
REMOYAL-IN VITA i ION.
OUR REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE has
been removed to No. 13 Union street,
between Main and Front, on second floor In
Lee Block, we shall'be pleased to see all of
our old friends and to make many new ones,
at our new place of business. We wish to in
form the publlo that wo have Stores, Dwell
ings, City and Suburban Lots, and desirable
Farms for sale, which we expect lo sell only
by giving to purchasers the most tempting
bargains. All they have to do in to let ns
know what tney require, ana we mink they
mn be suited in every naitlcnlar.
MR. W- D. McCALI.UM, in our Rental
Department, has always In charge hon-ea.
And lands in almost every variety as regards
quality and location, which he is prepared to
renv or leaee tur iuug ui buwi, ume, ana upon
the most favorable terms. Buyers and renters
will please call and let their wants be sup
plied. TREZEVANT & CO,
S. R. CLARKE'S
FIRE AND MARINE LOSS.
fiERMAN-AIERICAN INS. CO.
A 3&z: 53 O 3?tf ,
tS EMEMBER 8fe Lonls, Chicago, New York,
. 1. l'ortianci. anti k.-iuu : jlook at your own
Insurance pollclei anj those of jour neigh
bor, and km thnt thorn s UO crowdine.
Ibe only fafety lies In SCATTERING your
risss In LARGE AND SOLVENT COMPA
NIES. None but the best haz.vds are desired
oy us, and we wJ 1 nrotect oursei ves. ir neces
sary, by snch an Increase of flrst-o.'ass compa
nies as securitr mav demand.
My former record for honest adjustment of
lue.'tta uuiwwn uoui insurer ana insureaj nay
Desi reierence. . . CJLABKE.
Boom ao. S3 Plan Building;,
Janl No 33 Istrael.
Personal Property Must be listed
MAYOR'S OFFICE, CITY HALL,
Memphis, Tkn3 January 3. Ib74.
It being provided bv cltv onllnanra that
owners of any and all kind of personal prop
erty shall, under severe penaRles, list the
bame to the City Assessors, such lists to ln-
ciuuoau money owning.oy mu,nole, account,
mortgage, bond, deed nf trnst. nnppmintnr
Judgment, all shares In any bank, institution.
"i wuiyniiy luuuieu in .iempnis; ail paoiic
wuui uiiu mjckjs not omerwise ennmeraieu
that are taxable; all Income from bonds and
stocks that are exempt from taxation other
wise; all household and kitchen furniture,
and gold and silver plate and Jewelry; all
pleature carriages ana buggies, all live s'rek,
and all other personal property not enumer
ated, the City Assessors
Hereby Notify All Concerned
to give In such lUts on or beforx January 10,
137). Blank lists will be furnished those need
ing them on application to the Assessors at
H. G. DttNT,
TH03. F. MACKALL,
jant City Assessors.
Office op 1
Washington Fire and Marine Ins. Co.
AT the election held on 1st January for n
Board of Seven Directors, to serve for the
ensuing vear, the following result was had:
J. w. jEr FEHSON, or J. W. Jefferson & Co.
WM. SIMPSON, or PetUtA Simpson.
G. V. RAMBAUr, of E. M. Apperson Co.
T. B. DILLARD, Cotton Factor.
JONATHAN RICE, of RIce.Stlx&Co.
J. R. GODWIN, of J. R. Godwin & Co
Ja3 O. W . L. CROOK. Secretary.
WE are In direct communication with
narties havlne nnsuroassed facllltica for
furnishing any number of
Ii ABOB MHS,
either white or colortd. Address immedi
Ja G. P. Agent, Chattanooga, Tenn.
X. O- O.
rrltE Joint Board of Trustees will
X attend a regular meeting on-
div.iuAi, January otn, a& o
o'clock pjn., for the Election of
juirtctory ana otner bustnes.
uy order 01 tue vice President.
Jal J.P. PRESCOTT, Secretary.
Old Folks of Shelby County.
rrtHE regular monthly meeting of the Socletr
JL will be held on TUESDAY, January 6th,
at 3 o'clock p.m., at the old Chamber of Com
merce. New Constitution and By-Laws are
now ready. Members will call at the office or
the Financial Secretary. No. 231 Main street.
anu get. copies.
jai j. ir. ntiastuiT, itecsec'y.
2IM0N FEUCHT, wholesale LIQUORS.
O CIGARS and IOBACCO, has removed
from hU old stand to
Wo. 355 Front Street.
For Sale by Auction.
MOSDAT, JANUARY B, 187, in the
fast-imDrovlnc town of Covineton. on
the P. A M. It. if. a CTOltE, suitable for a sa
loon or grocery ; close to tne depot. A good
bargain wllljbe'orrered. " Jal
JOIEST B. MCARDI & CO.,
No. 419 Main Street
Wholesale and Retail Dealers.
Every Yarielr of Confections and Tojs
Orders for Party or Wedding Cakes, Etc, so-
H cited and promptly attended to. dell
SCATKMfcTir OF THE CONDITION
NATIONAL BANK OF HEHf HIS,
Close of Business, Dec 81, 1873.
Loans and discounts...
U. S. bonds to suenre circulation ..
Slgtnexchangtil 777"" p6,497 93
50 COO CO
lasii on canu im,ubu j
Interest and Exchange.
Clrculatlon.. ....... .
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JJSU.J. iu..jia:, casmer.
MECHANICS & TRADERS BANE
INTO. 9 Madison Strool
J. C. FIZER . Estes, Flier A Co.
W. C. RUTLAND Rutland, Graham & Co.
C. C. GRAHAM Rutland, Graham A Co.
WM. STEWART J. A. HAYES, Ja.
Accounts of .'Herctiants aud Others So
licited. Orders for Eurebiwo or Sale of Coin,
Stocks and Bonds promptly
Special attention given to the lettllujc ot
City, Slate and Connty Taxes.
O. C. QKAWAM.U. A. HATES, Jrs
Prompt Mlxillon a-lvw in collefllona.
J. W. s. BROWNE,
mm and m mm
16 JelTerson Street,
'between main and front.
Kefbrc iimniiiir !hc alterations ncc'CAsarj' in coimtciuciicc or
the enlargement ot"our "
10-4, II. J, 12-4 and 13-4 White Blankets at S2 50, 3,
83 50, 84, 85 and upwards.
At 8175 and upwards.
500 Pant. Pattcras.English, French and Scotch CASSI3IEBES
at 85, tvorth S.
50 pieces CASSZ3IEKES, Ior Koj s' wear, 50 cent".
100 pieces JEANS at 35 and SO cents, veT cheap. i
We have still a great surplus
tcrmlned to sacrifice them.
rs Cols ii
All Goods in these Department! at clearing prices. We are
jr To" sl jeh
281 and 283 Main
61 3VSTLCilsc23. SJ-kree.
HAVE THE MOST ELEGANT AND COMPLETE ASSORTMENT EVER RECEIVED BY
them, embracing all good styles to be found in a fir-t-class Tailoring Establishment, and
will till all orders entrnsted to them with their nsnal care. daSS
GE & RYAN,
351 MAIN STREET, 3IEMPIII
Crosse fc BlacUwelPs Pickles 20 casks,
all kinds and sizes.
Col man's Mustard all sices, double super
fine. Itelffs Since Meat a large supply. None
better ever sold.
Sweat Cider by the barrel or gallon.
Cbolre Apples a good supply.
Fine Sweet Butter. g
New uncKwiieai. ryrup ana Jioianse.
Plgsfeet In kegs.
New Raisin, entrants, Etc
-nit nun Rnlslns anil Prunes.
NnU-all kinds. Sweet Shnker Torn.
Fine Shaker Brooms a large stock.
Cnt Lortf, Powdered, Grannlaletl nn
With an unusually large stock of goods in
SPICER Oi RYAX,
334 Main Street.
Has removed to the more commodious store,
Ho. 83G Front Street, Corner Union,
In tho Magnolia Block. He now offers low to
trade the following articles, viz:
25 barrels new Rice.
250 boxes Factory Cheese.
S00 barrels Sugar.
250 sacks Rio and Java Coffee.
50 sacks Pepper, Alsplce and Cloves.
1000 cases Oysters, Lobsters and Salmon.
250 cases Sardines and Clnb Fish.
400 boxes Raisins, Citron and Currents.
150 sacks Almonds, Filberts and Cream Nuts
25 barrels Texas Pecans.
800 pkgs. Mackerel, White fish, Codfish and
Roe Herrings. ,
3000 cases Canned Peaches, Pine Apples
Strawberries, Pears, etc.
3000 cases Canned Tomatoes, Green Corn, Ar
paragus. Succotash, Green Peas, Strln
Beans and Mush-Room.
500 eases Jellies and Preserver.
300 half chests and caddies Teas;
500 cases barrels and half barrels Pickles.
200 kegs and half barrels PigsfeeL
10 barrels Bologna Sau?age and Dried Beef.
25 tieices new Hams.
200 boxes Italian Maccaronl and Vermecelll
SOO pkgs. Lard in tierces, kegs and buckets.
300 barrels Flour various grades.
100 barrels-Syrup and Molasses.
200 barrels Whisky, Gin, Brandy, Sherry and
SOO cases Claret, Catawba, Rhite Wine and
and other articles too numerous to mention
TO MY EEISNBS
CITY AND COUNTRY
AFTER a long and protracted Illness, slnco
July last, 1 am again at my post, at the
GAI0SO PLANING MILLS,
No. 313 Adams Street,
and nuutv and willing; to All all orders In the
building line, either lurnlshing material, or
ereoung anu cuu-iucims uiumiug in every
del For F ARRIS 4 WOOLDR1DGE.
in this Department, and are dc
Street, Cor. Court
Mkmfiiis, January 3, lbTl.
rilHE Directors of the GERMAN NATIONAL
JL BANK OF MEMPHIS, have this day de
clared a dividend of TEN PER CENT, out of
the net earnings of the past six months, pay
able on demand.
Jal AtARTIN GRIFFIN, Cashier.
Ornc- of Mississippi Valley Fire and"i
Marine 1ks.Co-.gk Mxmphis, Tkjik, v
Memphis, December 27, 1S73.J
rpHE Stockholders of this company are here
X. by notified that the annual election of
nine directors, to serve the ensuing year, will
be held at the company's offlce on MONDAY.
Jan. 12, 1374, between the hours of 10 a.m. and
3 pan. H. ORONAUER, Secretary.
A MEETING of the Stockholders of the
STATE NATIONAL BANK OF MEM
PHIS, will beheld on
Tuesday, 13th Day of Janunry, Next,
at their banking house, corner Madison and
Main streets, for the election of a Board of
Directors, and the transacting of any other
business. Polls open from 11 ajn. to 3 pan.
JOHN J. FREEMAN. Cashier.
Election of Directors.
Usiox axiCPlaxtxsk Hank or Memphis, "
Mi amis, Txxx Dee. 11, Idts. j
STOCKHOLDERS of this Bank are hereby
notified that an election for Fifteen Directors, '
for-the ensuing twelve months, will be held,
at this office, No. 11 Madison street, on Hon
dny, Jnnnary 12tb, from 10 aan. until 2 pan.
dec 12 B. P. READ, Cashier.
JM. PETTIGREW. only, Is authorized to
. collect and receipt for all claims dne the
estate of the late Jos. Wltkowskl.
L. KAUFMAN, Administrator.
Referring to tbe above, I hereby notify the
debtors of said estate that if payment is made
bv the 25th of Januarv. 1S71. a discoant of flvn
; percent, will bo allowed, batlf not made bv
1 .hat tlm. anft will h at nn kMn.ht fn. 1
J. M. PCTTIG REW.
STOCKHOLDERS of the German National
Bank of Memnhli will mease take notire
that there will be an election for thirteen di
rectors to serve the ensuing jear, at No. 293
Main street, cn
Tuesday, January 13tb, Next.
Election from 11 o'clock aan. to 1 pan.
dela MARTIN GHIFFIN. Cashier.
At Wholesale Prices.
E. A. BENSON,
817 aai3a. St
IS JtOW OITESI9a HIS LAEQE STOCK Or
YI0LINS, BANJOS, Etc
A t Wholesale Prices for Next SO Days,
Country Merchants wlU please send In tholr
N. B. Best Italian aud Roman Violin Strings.
E. A. BENSON,
Old Reliable Mnslc l!on- 8-
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