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SKEWS OF STEEL.
XEMPaiS AND HEB THBOBBISQ
ARTERIES OF COMEBCE.
TTwrderful 8Ury of the Growth ef
toe City m luuroaa
IM BTABTLIKO SEQUEL 1ZI TO
Tbe WatchM Ejes of the Magnates
or the East ob the Bias
about $30,000 having baen pant by
tbe reorganised eotnpsoy In better
ment. Tba gross earning o( tola
orly fiv miles cf road lor tne tweiv
month! from September 1. V85,
September 1. 1380. were about
nrrairiiis daily ArrEAL wmMisAXt biaaiii i, xoou.
eanntrr throuah wblcb In roaa
Daring tba part season It bat brooght
Into llemohi 38.267 bale ol cot too,
aaainst 13.476 bales for tba previous
season: and haa carried toNewO-.
wMm. n man mnnthlv UT roll. tSSOO
avenge monthly par roll for
division $28,000. There U yet a
pap of abant aixty-flve mile
of iron on tbe division, which
ia being replaced with newsteetrap-
I'bo worn cl ion imiBBWDg vub
traf sj?ta ssbsWiSs"
rnTwn,?b,a18S ptase.' fSSTSS .r?Mempbi.iinfewirib.tteelrail.nd
UiruN JK.wn"- a alv-vi T Tl a anil r ft 1 no I ii 1 1 HJtl.iMl .
iStoftStoWnitaUtb; nortbaaotllDl-iid l-ftile .sugar and
he JV ffnU OoSrtruitn Oompao, rice di.tric, of Lon'si.ns, tan. placing
will ta'SSttfS i- every reject, Memphis indi
"Tt is not extravagant toaay that
the eyca of the railroad magnates of
ilia country aro at present directed
toward Memphis; not so much by
it! rin a nf tier noDulation or hor
wealth as on aooount ol the natural
advantage of looation she enjoys as
ke.inir the key of communication be
fwdpn tho sreat Northwest and the
Southwest. Backed up by a splendid
r-nuntrv. the head of navigation in
winter.and her arms always invitingly
onen for the commeroe of tho great
valley, it is no wonder that Memphis
should now, when the South is about
to enter upon a now career ot pros
h tho first of her cities to
fol tho effect of foreign oapital
which first manifests itself in the ex
penditure ff vast sums for the. con
utriiotion of railroads, in ordor
that tho fruits of industry and
enterprise may be made
available. So rapidly have events of
which it is the purpose of thiB arti
clo to treat followed upon the heels
of eaoh othor, and so promising is
tho outlook for the immediate future,
that cold faots will carry with them
all of the conviction of the finest
rhotorio. telling their own story more
vividly and with more power and
effoot than the most elaborate flour
ishes of the pencil could possibly do,
f!nntjnt for bo many voars with the
Memphis and Charleston, the Louis-
villo and Nashville, tho Mississippi
and Tennossoe, . and the Memphis
Little Hock, the development of tho
' insignificant line to Covington into
tho Brest Chosapeake, Ohio and
. Southwestern system, extending
4rom the Mississippi to the Atlantio,
was regarded as enough to aatisfy
the wildest hopos of tho generation
Hardly was that done, however,
when the sreat system was ex
tended, "almost in a single
niirht." to New Orloans; and
hardly had the eoho of the whistle
. Urn locomotive of oue line died
away beforo tho bollo of another,
st cumins from tho great Wost
through tho swamps of Arkansas
awake tho oldost inhabitant. Begin
ning to fcol resigned to and prepared
for anything thon whioh might lol
low. there were Btill those to be
found who looked incredulous when
the announcement ol tho completion
of the line to IJolly Springs was
made, and there msy be some who
imagine that tho completion of that
important route to Birmiughum will
close the railroad earocrol Memphis
There are few, however, who wore
unpreparod for tho buninoss liko
effort to obtain a charter for a bridge
over the river, and lower still who do
not believo that tho next uvo years
will witneHS tho construction ol
. oraml Union Jo not. tho building of
bolt line and tho entrance into the
city of atlcast three uow roaas.
EHl'lUN, III It Ml Mill A Itl ami AT
LA K l it
This linnoitant line, which Is about
to )e metged tn'o tho Kansas City
Memphis and Birmingham, wnsorigi
nallv char eied as tho Poliim, Marion
and'Memnhl Kailrotd Uompany, No
venibsr 23, ISO!), but no rr ad was built.
It was sold undtr forcclor ure, ami the
Memphis, Helaia end Brunswick Kiui
rod Uomiiany wasorgan'riul April 13.
1881, wi h an authorised capital of
$3,000,001). Firtt iportgaga 6 p"r cent.
40-year b mils in tbe sum ot $3,600,000,
and $2,500,000 lceouio bouiis were aleo
author a A. Of tho first mortgage toads
$I,OCO,000 were lsiusd. Tho ri a l was
offered fcr sale Auguct 11, 1884, U
eatily ajiulgmitol $311,000 due con
trsctorc, rtc. Tliir were no biddora.
August 18th a receivor was appointtd
on applicsiion cf the rreiliioia.
OnlhelOh ot July, 1S85, it was
completed and opened for bntinfss
from Mfinpbi to Ho ly Springs, a dis
tance of forty -live nil e.'. It outinuod
to be operated uodfr tbe recuivtr
uuiil Noveiubtr 23, 18S.1, when, under
foreeUsur prjieedings J. B. l'aco,
T. C. Peak-, Jr., K. 11. Tem
ple aud ether U'chmond, Va ,
gentlemen, with Duuavaut, Kelly
aud 1'ipnr, of Memphii, baaiue
the purchaiers U the piopjrty r grits,
franchises, e'e, of tbe Memphis,
Bu uia snd Brunswick Conn any and
organized under the laas of MIbsI:'
eippi under the corport name ot tbe
Memphis, Birmingham ami Atlautc
Kii roal Company. Trim incorpora
tion ws duly rallied aud confirmed
by tto legislature of the tte of Mis-
saippl in January, 1 ssti, snd tbe
charter ot the company was so amend
ed b to allow tbe txtendon of the
main lino through Mits Bilppi directly
in tbe direction of Birmingham, Ala.
As soon as this n ee ssry leislatiou
was obtainrd the Uicliiiioinl goutle
ruen crgsniz d the Virginia Construc
tion Company for tbe puroe of build
ins and equipping tlie extension of
tbe road Irom lioliy ripiioiis to Birm
ingham. Under their direcdin the
surveys for the extension were hnmc
d ately Inauguraterl, and on the l.rth
day of Febrnsry tne Virginia Con-
etruction toanpany let to con rct sixiy
miles if the extension, from Holly
Springs to a connection with the Mo
bile and Onto railroal at Tupelo, Miss,
This work was at once entered upon
bv the contractors and has bn vigor
ouslv craiecuted. Tbe graduation is
now ab ut comnleied, t-scklsvicg was
tommenced at Tupelo Joly 14 b, and
about twelve oults have btea laid to
date Tn cklaying was commenced at
the II illy Springs end Aubu t 12th
andab.uc fourteen milea have be n
laid to date. The tracklaying is being
rushed irom Doia euuu, uu u c
nnnttii that tha sixty mile extension
mi l hacomnlotedaod tbe sobednlcs
Ttndd tt Tunslo about Vctober U
The rosd frci Memphis to II Jlly
wl h the plan'ationa where these pro
duct are raieed and marketed.
Tne bosinfsa ol the roaa lor u
months of May.Jnnp, July and Au
..r,., hM InrrAuuMl RO ntiT cent., which
bas even exceeded the ex ecutiona of
lis owners. '
For the first eight months of the
current year the earnings ol the road
have been 'JW," , againi
718 19 for corresponding months ol the
previous vea wnicn snows an m
crease of $204,759 10, or nearly 40 per
CeR T. Wilson lfl vire president and J.
M. Edwarda general msnaner.
tllBSAPEAKK, OHIO AMD SOCTII
rinrino th nast year the roadbed
snd trca have been greatly improved
and it is now nearly all ot sieel rail,
vary smooth and suitt a ior iiuvdid,
As a part ol na greai nuuuomju
tem.it is one of tbe most importnt
linfsinthe United KtUes. Its busi
ie'8 has Incrsaa.d about 15 percent
MEMPHIS aNI IHABl.MTOJf.
Ttnrina ihpL Tr tliO CDDUltlOn CI
the track has been greatly improved,
enabling the company to make much
i iaaf q.-KhHuIbh. They have laid
t it due for Hie ei-1 , . new .ie and are
tension cf this road irom . y i . .lo w wmcD
Tbe road bed ia welt groei wiui
rlifa rnti an 1 Vroe i embar.kmf ats,
end with subsULt ai pi e aim u
Thu ila are first OUtUity
Bseremer Btee', Blxty pounoB vi wj
yard, with double arg'e pia es iniriy
iU tn the to nt. fasreoed with
tbe Harvey pa'ent giip track bolt, lhe
track is well laid with supported joint
properly a'igned and mrfaefd. The
equipment of tbe read s uniform, all
.. ir.nmniivM havinabeen bmlt by
the we.l known Pltttburg Locomotive
Works, and all th paesenger and
freight cars boilt at the works of Full
Palm (lit Oomcanv.
ThiB road bnmght into Memph'e
last seawn about 18,000 bales of cotton
and carried cut about 12,000 blt-s,
mr.cO. inr urnnit throuilh New
OrlnanB. The opening up of this line
to Tuoelo will give MemphlB this bhb
sjn 15,000 or 20,000 baUfl of cotton
which has heretofore gone to Moolle
and New OrleanB.
Th ndliOTi of the Birmingham and
Atlantio Iiailroad Company bore are
i' r. Ti.nl; ip . vic e iiiesiurnt; J r.
Meredith, enperintendent; Ben Wll
son. general fn-igl.t and pasiei ger
airent: W. (J. Watt, lemetary auu
tri-mni-er. and J. W. Daniel, auditor.
The YirglnlsU'ineirucion vjuiuinuj.
whom the credit it due for lb ei
...: tt tlila road from Ho ly
Bpringi, bas ita goneral olllce hon lu
Dm tlnttin Exchance Bailding. J. B.
ace, of Ricbmmii, V a, is tne preri-
rinnt. Tha nlllrera Here am i. j.
eake, lr., vice president; K. ii iem-
nia M,if pnsineer: 11. It. I ray or,
nrv and irenuurer. and T. 'I.Tal-
Kver since It borame Known inav u
was the purpose of ths Gulf Koute to
extend its line to Birmingham ther
have been varb ut and conflic'lng
rumors about the fan cr oor.s moa ioa
nf ih Mnmtihif. Birminaham ami At
lantic with that company, put u ia uow
Btt'Ril bovond a doubt that an out
and out sale liss 'Deen consummawu
within n. ln.it fif ewn dv. ai d that
the transfer to the KanBaa City, Mcm
r.hia unrt Rlrmimrham Company of
fh.t mit-nti of theMemnh s, Biinvng'
ham kni Aimniin ruurunu umnu
Memphis and Hoi'y epnnas win n
place in trie next lew days. The ex
tension from Holly Springs to Tanelo
wl 1 be finished by the Virginia uoo
atruction Company and delivered
v tn tha Kaucas City Company by
them when it is oompleted, ab mt Oc
Kiber 1st. It will be poBhed on to
Birmingham at one oy ps new
owners, ana openea icr iruiuu urii
KAUNAS) CITY, HFIliauri ELD AHD
nun fit it.
nmna la the absence of Snperin
nnrii nt Hnllivan from tbe city a as-
Uiled s'atementol the improvement
mu. ann thia line couia nut KB od-
tinn In time. In a general way it
may be raid that the now growth ol the
ritv adinllv lisimn with its construc-
tiou two years sgo. It fixed the future
of the cily cot only as a coton but as
a ura'n mart, and from tbe momt-nt of
tiiu arrival of it fl St Irnin It tMCHIPO
nutnnt fart that Memphis hd se
cured a. foDthold which it would be
impossible to break. A la-ge imoe oi
in rnnatautiv emnloed in rais
ing and ballns ing the track, which it
is now Doliovea is auove me uunri
of oveifljw. Tbo purchass of the
MnmnhlH. Birminubam and Atiauue,
of which it lakes clmrgo Beptomiier
5-.b, givos this comp my an unbroken
lino from Kanfas Cly to Birminghaui.
THE IKON mOVNTAIBI.
Within a few months tbe Iron
Mountain will be completed froraBa'd
Knob to Mi mollis, the workc fcim-
Btiuot on now being pushed with the
urea oat t o wible dippilch. Two thou-
raud inon are ou tue Hold. Purvey
are now biioir made from IUld Knob
toKftiieaaOity and the ptospectiaa
rival line from tliat point to menipiu?.
T.) ihoie ncouainted with tbo lailroal
in up It will be unnecessary to sy that
i In bu'ld iw of tbe lion Mountain iu'o
MoninbiH ii full of meaning. It bas a
nv.t.iMii T.ilK) niilm in extent behind it,
When it la li.iiibtd Memphis will en
fnv a lnrirn vl en of the trade f O u
Tuna point', wb'c.h has been of to
much ptollt to 8:. Lu's. Bud her lm-
no tjneo hh ilia kov cf communication
between tba Norlbwett Bnd Sotithen t
wi'l bo im-rsascd and firmly tiitaD
linlioJ. I.Ul ISVll.l.i:, NEW OBLEAKS AMD
TIC X AM.
The development of this line has
been phenomena) since its completion,
two years ago. Is extends through
the richest portion of the valley a die
tince of 415 miloo to NewOiliane,
and Ib a link in the great Huntington
py.-tcm, reselling via New Orleans
from reran lo ocean. Tbe policy of
t browing out feeders ba been pro
ductive of the most flatteiing results.
The branch from Leland to Arkansas
Oily Is twenty-one milea long. Tbo
Lake Washington branch tups tho
main line at Ixdand, extendii g nontti
west with tbe north line of lsaquena
rountv thirty-nine mlltB. The Cluitin
and llitkey b anch cioeses the main
line at Ethel, and is fourteen ml ee
long. It is very likuly ht another
branch will b built from Lula to Hel
ena, bcvoc mi!os. Arrangemeuis are
row being mads t build ehops at
Vicksburg, whine 200 men will be em
ployed. 1 bo company employs abont
li,UM men, and ita "monthly psyroll
ia about JoT,(XM.
Toe physical cmdition of this road
ia net surpas-od by that of any in tho
b'oath, Iw track is entirely of rte4
rails, and a!l etrtuma are cnsd ou
solid iron bridges. The work of bal
lasting bas bfeu vigorously carried on,
the oinpany employing sb many as
3u0 crsat,d 300 to 350 men In this
tavuntv-llve miles have already been
tlioroughly bsllased and the work will
bs cominued nntil ibe track Ib made
tierfuctlv mliil bv lbla urivel concrete,
The con pment of the road has been
Increased by the addition of 400 stand
ard box t are of 40.00J pounds capacity,
and new engints, made necessary by
its growing business.
I(b pj-sinirer euainment has been
f iliy ma nta te and its trains, carrj-
lug the Unett 1'ailmin Uunet sleeping
care, run solid leiwesn Mempma ou
tbo Noith and the Crescent City oa
Tbe eimnanv haa eree'ed a comm"
dims ett n houss at ClarksJalo, at
which point Its trains stop ior nreiK
fai and annoer. and placed an fx-
ncrinnniul nalnror tn ehnrire. which lm
provemnt has been duly appreciated
by the traveling public.
Thrra haa benaverV crenerat im
provement In the towns on this road
tributary to ssenapnis, ana every uicie
itT hat hnen adoided this oily to cony
beta proaily mproved, I pete lor tha trade tl the yloh J;e.U
soon give an all sttel rail line. They
have put in tne iraca i,uw now
cross'.HS, and added nearly lour milea
of new Biding. The bridging and
rreatiing of the roca is in nrm ciass
condition, a large amount ot worx
hsviDg been done in mat airecuou
during the year. Tbe motive power
snd cr equipment has beau incieased.
The shop fail ities at Memphis bvo
been eulargrd and improvud. The
company euiploja neatly xuu nanas
In the elnpe at Memphis, and average
about 15UO men on the entiro lin.
Tbe monthly pay rolla run from $40,-
000 to $W,000. ine aroes earnings
for the year were $1,323,620 34; tout
operating expenjee were $895,380 12;
leaving nil eruiugB , X
tbe 1st day of June the gauge of tha
entire lino wae changed from flvo
feet to the Btandarrt, lour leet nine
inches. Tho company has rocemiy
atablisheda line ct elegant oouet
Pullman sleepers which run from L t
tle Kock to Washington without
chsnge, and Superinteudent Pesrim
thinks be nea aeciueaiy ine ueoi, imi
out of Mempbia f r lhe East.
Just now tbe r-sat lencessoe, Vir
ginia and Ueorgl railroad, of which
tue Mempnie ana iuriwwjn vm't
is attracting the attendon of the South
ern rl road wor'd. mere are ium ra
slloat which, it true, mean mat a com
bination, already large and powerful,
Is about t" Become giginnc.
Major U. Fink, who Is reoognized as
the h-ad and front of tbe Eift Tennes
see, Virgii ia and Georgia syitem. has
an ambit on to waae nis imp mo
greatest in the Sjutb. To do this he
propofces to nave Direct coiumuuun
tion with all the Important seaports in
the South At'antic SUtes, aud with
Mobl'e and ew Ufleans. lo reacn
Port ltival. it Is said, a line will be
c instrutted elthir from Knoxvil'e or
Atlant. To resell Bavannan negotia
tions are now pending to purcht.Be, t r
lease Indefinitely, the Savannah. Dub
lin and Weeteru. To reach New Or
leans a line will be constructed from
Mobile. Tne railroad map of the
Mouth Atlantic and Gulf Elates will
undcrjo important changes if these
rumored plans of Maj. Fink are car
ried out. It is admittod upon all sides
that changes in that map most tak
place within the near f ature because
of the changed amci of aiTVrs pro
duced by ths construction of r-ilroad)
already partisl'y completed.
A number of char ers have been
granted and the air is full of rumors
about th building ot otner imea m o
Memphis, but mention Is made of only
those now being built in this direction
or likely to be constructed.
Tha IlUoola Central.
The Yeaoo an1 Misiisdppi Valley,
a branch of tbe Illinois Central, is
being rapidly pushed forward toward
Mempbi, tbe nltimate intention being
to put it through to Jackson, Tann.
It bas just been completed to Green
wood. Miss . on the Ysoo river. A
portion of the new line, which Is run
in connection witn toe iinuuio
tral Railroad Company, bas been cum
nle ed for a year or more between
Jackson. Miss., and Yazo3 Cily, Misp.
The ex entiontoGraentrood will open
anewfiid fr operation, aud enable
the cotton crop to be movt'd more
promptly tbe coming season then ever
before. The extension i:l be pushi d
from Gresnwcod ab ut twenty miles
further without; delay. This line will
be of great advantage to Memphis i n
account of tloe connection with
points on the Yazoo and Tallahatchie
rivers, makina a tcrotuh all rail route
Tbe line bes a'so es ab'isbed emigrant
freight and passenger ratei from ail
B't:ons in Illinois and Iowa to Jack
son, Tenn. ; Abrdeen, Mi. ; Jackson,
Miss. ; Hammond, La., aiid many other
points along the rou e.
Hemphla, Arkannaa and Bitnaaa.
The Memphis, Arkansas and Kan
Baa Kai read Co(aany bas filed articles
of association at Lbtielto. k, Ar. Tbe
capital stock is $10,000,000. Toe road
will run Irom the Mhsi.sippl river,
opposite Memphis, to a point in
Carroll conntv, Ark., a distance of 2"0
miles, and is "backed by the East Ten
nessee, Virginia and Georgia people.
MISSINNIfPI AND TENS ESN EE.
The Mississippi and Tenneenee,
which bas always been pecnlinrly a
Momphisroad, extends from Memphis
to Grennd?, Mis"., a d'H'.ancn cf 100
miles. In tbo last two years the cor
trollicg itrest was hold by K. T.
Wilson, Prfsident of tbe Louisville,
New Orleans and Texss Comneny,
who disposed of it recently to K. H.
liarrleon, a Nsw York t-anker and ono
of tho dlrectoiB of the Illinois Central
ltuilroad O unpnny. The bolitf '8 tliat
he holds it for that c: nip.my. It en -ploys
seven It -five meu in ita repair
shops, uie fourto?n engine, and ila
payroll ameuMs io jmo.uuu a m-uin,
ether exp.mse lning about as much
mote. Its miBine.'S iiuung tue past
twelvo ironths wai grtntly redocod,
owing to tin) (omp'etiou of new lines
built into rich territory of which it
had k Inn oujnyrd a monopoly, lhe
policy of Uib pew owner is to put it in
the beit poreiblo cendiiion, and as a
flrrt niov in that ("irec ioa he lies in
B'.rnctod Mnj Bu ko to lesnme charge
of it as central snperinteodsnt. Three
buodred men and two coniruction
trains are now employed In reducing
the grsdee, and sttel rails for twonty
three miles 1 nve been ordered for de
livrry this m nth. This will take out
nearly t very iron ril lu the ma J, snd
will make it possible to hhIucj tbe
time to New Oileans from s'xteen and
a half to fl'ten hturs, a thing Super
intendent Burke lias made up his
mind to do this season.
The Georgia Pacific extr sion from
Btrminiiham to Columbur, Miss., is
being pushed lapidly and within six
months its completion is assured
Thence it is likely to be pushed for
ward to Grenada, where connection
will be made with tie Mississippi aud
Tennessee. This line alto will open a
large wipe of country hi retofjre un
developed on accoun: of the lack of
railroad feci i ire a reirion of un
limited capabilities both ia agriculture
and in univer-el wealth. ThiB new
field will be promptly and thoroughly
covered by Memphis business mo,
and will yield haudsome and steadily
iiicreee ng reiuroe.
The Memphis, Kaores and Weeiern
is rapidly being put Into stiapo.
Construction on the Denver, Mem
plrs and Atlantic railway is progres-s
inn jraniuiy. iweniy-nve mute oi
grading are completed in Labette
county from Chetopawtst to the line
of Montgomery county, nar Coffny-
ville, and fourteen miles of track bad
been laid in Labette connty up to
June 12,h, tnd forces are at work
grading in Mon'gomery and Oiiauuu
qnacr untue. Three loiuting parties
of eneiueers re ia the held and now
grading con'rscta are being let as fust
as location is mala and right of way
acqui-od. An office haa bwn opened
ami a force is being organized to lay
track in both directions from Couway
Borings in Sumner county ou te
Bixly-one miles of grade which was
made last yenr beta eeu the Arkansas
liver crosetna in r-'umner county and
tbe city of Kingmn. Material b&3
been arriving at Conway for some
time oaat and track lavioir will com
menee there very soon. Bridge nnd
depot tracks ara let over a consider
able portion of tbe line. The com
pany exoecta to lay from 2i0 to 250
miles of track during 1880 and to that
end is usIdb evory exertion.
Tub Pensacola and Memphis project
is under good boadwsy, and tbern is
every reason to bjlieve it wai Da
built at an early data.
At lore; a dozsn o lur linou aru pro
It la said that the officials consider the
Yaaoo routs more favorable than they '
do that of tbe Bardie, but the former
baa an obstacle in ine war ot tne Mo
bile and Northwestern, which now ex
tends to ClarkBdale. M ss.. and which
baatberigrjt ol way from Jonw town to
Yaaoo Ciy. Overturea for the pur
chase of tbe Mobile and Northwestern
have been made, but there teems to
be a bitch about it somewhere, and it
is feared that the' Ba-dis rout will be
selected. The dt'z ns of Helena are
very anxious that it should be the
Yazoo rout, for this will then open
one of the finest agricultural dis'ricts
In the world, in direct rail commnn5
catioo with Br. Louis, wheress the bar
die route would not be tf anv great
conseoneme. save in making llrb na
tb southwestern outlet for tbe Lli
noia Central system.
- Hlddlaaoa tm Hickman.
A. W. Brook water baa been elected
president of tbe Mlddleton, Bolivar,
Brownsvi'le and Hickman Kailro-xi
Company, Jesse Normeot, vice prer-
dent, tr-o'ge T. Iniirabam secetary
and T. B. King treucurer. The oilier
direc'ora present were: P. B. Wintton,
J. K. Head. J. E. W. Moore and Km
uel Kohn. Tbe capital stock is fixed
at $1 010,000, to be divided into shares
of $2i each. Col. U pshaw, the civ 1
enmneer, has been in the field some
tme with a full fore making tunrvys.
Tilers is Kocd ground for hop that 'he
work will go on at onci and be rapidly
pushed to compltt'.cn.
Mobile and Weil Alabama.
The city authorities of Mobile, Ala ,
have granted tbe right uf way thruugn
that citv to this company, successor to
tba Alebsma Grand Tiunk, and tbe
work of improving snd f xTndiug the
road will begin at once. It is to b)
completed to Jack ion, Ala., fifty-ax
miles from Mobile, in six months, aid
to eome nirthern connection in one
year and a half. From Jtckeon the
road will run to tbe co.il fields at Bir-
President W. H. Hardy says that it
is expected to complete th s year the
Dortion of the road from BJpiey, Miss.,
couth to Po'itotcc. Tbe distance ia
about thirty-five mre.
Hi, Inls, Arkunaaa and IM.
Tho contract bai been let h r the
grading of tbe branch from Mount
Pleasant 10 Sulpbur Spr'ng, Ark., the
work to be numbed by iceinoer lotn.
The company proposes to lay the
trark as fast ss the grade is com
Indiana, Alabama and Texan.
m, 1 - r,i-.i :n rp.
have been wild with excitement snd
indignation within the lust week or
two over the announcement that tbe
Indiana. AUbama and Texas milroad.a
little narrow anage read wntca haa
been completed firm Clarksville
northeasterly a bo a, thirty milo, bad
been sold to the lmisville snd .Nash
ville Railroad Company. The inter
mits was intended to form an inde
pendent lineirnm uinrxBViiie, ienn.,
io P'lnottoa, Ky., where oncec ion
would be made with the Cnesapewke
snd Ohio system, and a considerable
amount of the stock had been taken
eame known that Geo. Nettletou
hsrd at work npon a scheme to bridge
tbe river, and that he bad secured the
eo-ope ration of several great capitalists,
who realized the necessity for
the construction of abritgeand were
willir g to expen o as much as fs.m 0,000
tor tbe cu'pose. A meeting ol tne
Cotton Exchange was be'd and our
Senators at Washington were urged to
use their influence in aiding lien. Set
tle! on ar.d bis associates to nbtiin
suitable charter, tbey having the
niens at comrrandand having already
eipend'd $ 5,000 ia making prelimin
ary B'tiV'-y and estimates. Toe effort
Mlled, out win ub maae Bgm, auu, it
is hoped, with better success wuen
Congress re-tsa moles this winter.
With tbo-e who ouht to know it is
declared tbat tie next five years wll
witness ths building of a bridge at
l!SIOX DEPOT AND BELT LISE.
A nuoiber of meetinas have pen
held in the patt lew months by the
lepres ntativesof tha various railroad
ceotering here loikiug to the con
Mmnrinn nf a Union deDot and. whil
nothing has ben dcflaitMly rettled, it
is safe to predict trim in tne nexr
twe've mo- tba the work of comtrnc-
tion will 'b-s commenced. It is cot -
ceded that a licit line will go hand io
hand with a Uci n d-'pot. Two C im-
ponies have tecently been char.ered
wirh that end in view.
The Memphis aud Lakeview Y!oto-
Company was chaitred by N. Fon
taine, W. M. woore, ii. m. mil, v. xi.
Wald-an. W. M. reward and w. r,
Donavaut. The Union Riiiway Com-
nmv was chaerod a'terwarr's by
Luke E Wright, Sam Tate, Colton
Gr e.10, T, B. Turley, II. L. B inkley
snd J. A. Taylor. Both have obained
tue neeeerary right of way.
A Common Cold
la often the beginning of aerlous affec
tions of tha Throat, Bronchial Tubes,'
and Lungs. Therefore, tbe Importance of
early and effective treatment cannot be
overeatimated. Avert Cherry Pectoral,
may always be relied upon for the speedy
cure of a Cold or Cough.
T Taniinnr T WIS attacked with a
aevere Cold, whloh, by neglect and ire--
became, worse, finally
R0BS0N, BLOl K & CO.,
Imporfera and Jnbhera or Nollona,
finite uuoui, binu nh uuu-
rnrniahlne; Uooda, 103 Alain
MEMPHIS) AND LITTLE ROCK.
This Is peculiarly a Memphis road
and is jnBtlv tegarded as a home in
rtituriou. All that it accomplishos is
for ti e benefit ol Memphis. Under
thoufw re-almeit bas been vartly liu
prorod and s now In ex"ollot t coni
ti n. During tho pasi year 37,482 nw
tire have boon put in the track and 702
tons of fifty six poo ml stoel ralta laid.
Abmt 02,234 feet ol piling have been
driven, ot wbl. h 2.r,000 feet were cedar.
The number ot fit'tof lumber used in
pllini wa 1,244,02(1, mostly pine. One
new coacti aud a tew baggHKs car were
built In the company's shops at Argen
ts, and additions have been made to
tha general manager's cfllce in Mem
phis. Ab-nt ltXXt men are employed,
the pay roll fuoiing up abont $30,000 a
The lepoited scoop of various Sonth
em lines by this company makes it at
this tune peculiarly interesting to
Memphis Ita po icy is conservative,
and it hoi la a strong position, which
it has been impossible to break, im
provements In the ro hog stock aud
track are steadily made as the public
convenience requires. The following
Btatemtnt will give some idea of the
condition of tbe ro ul:
Miles of new steel tail laid in cast
year. 30; miles of lock and gravel bal
last in past tear, 12; new ties pot in
track, 120,000; number of men em
ployed in the mechanical department
at Memphis, 125: monthly par roll,
l&OUOjtranspor'Ation and road it Mem
IXDIRHTLV IXTKKt fcTE".
Railroad building in the ent 're
Siith Is iust now exceedingly ao ivu,
and a crett many projects f r tho
bulldirs of other rond in this noigh
borhood. end in which Memphis is
indine'ly interested, are bring teri-
outly discos H-d. bom 1 ol the luo.-t
important sro given lulow.
I'ort Smith, Welllnarlou nnd Hortb
wrilrrn. Contracts have been Rlgnd by the
otllc-rs of the Fort Smith, Wei inaton
anil North wester 1 rw r.d for the 101.
media'.e construction of a line of road
from Arkansas City, north wi;at
through the counties uf aumpcr, Sedg
wick and Keno, to a print nrnr tbe
center ol ths State. The road i to bo
the Kai'sss connection of tbe Kansas
and Ark tnias Valley railway, th r ht
of way for which t!nouh toe Indian
Tuniiorv was recently urantedbv Oon-
ure?e. 1 b ronto is to be from Fort
Smith, Ark., up the Valley r-f the Ar-
kaiiaaa river, intoung the Mate ne
Arknnaas Citv. ennroct nu there with
the Fn:t8:nith. Wellinuton and North
wetern. Tho latter wid traver-e the
rich connt'pfl cf the lower Arkareus
Val'ev. and furnishrsa fhoit and di
rect outlet for their grain and live
atnek hv way rf Fo t Smith to the
Southern seaoi ard. Boson capitalists
aro backing tbe enterproe, and the
n notrmt'Oj of bHh liuee is to be
pushed with all poeeb'e speed.
Port Hrort. Arkanaaa and I.atiUlana.
Tha New O -leans rtivnne says:
A i-iinferonoe hue Niin held in the
laetftiw dvs at N.tihea, Vim, bo
tinn. Aikanraa. Lonieiaaa and M:s
aiippt pioplo and the projectors of
tbe t trtocott. AikansiaaiHl Liontsinpa
railroad. At the instiaarion of citi
rmiRt Hot Snrlnea. a survey of a
mnt bas been etlected from Hot
Sorioaa northweetward to Olaiksvide,
a distance ol abont fifty milee. Gen.
John H. ltice, ot Kanea, r-presenring
thn nroi'ctors. has la'ely canvassed
the conn ties southeast of Hot Springs
toward ths Louisiana line, and haa
everywhere iu"t with substantial erj
couragement. Tbe different couotiee
rininrnd bave hold msetiuirs and
protlered right of way, timber for tioe
and depot grounds. Committee have
been appointed to memorialise tbe
ArkaPBB Legislature, asking grant of
forfeited lands. The company has
aareed to begin the work ol coastruc-
t.on from Naiches, Miss . by Novem
iiiih.i. f'unfpttl fa Ulrlnna.
The Illinois Central railroad, which
has bad a corps of engineers for some
time piat JnvaetUa'Ing the feasibility
of a branch line from either TaK
City, Miss., or Sardia, Mies., to Helena,
Ark., haa decided to build the branch
at once. Their main otj set ia Beget
connection witn tbe Texas and ot,
Louis ei tb.tr at Olareodea or Brtnkley.
Katcnalon lo Hleveaaon.
An effort ia being made to icdace
the Memphis and Cbarietton railroad
to boild their contemplated extnrs on
from Stevenson. Ala . to UbaranODgx,
by way of Jasper. It will be remem
bered tbat at thtir last meeting here
the stockholderj of the Mempbio and
Charleston railroad, in v.ew of tue sp
nroaching expiration ot the leat-e un
der whicu ttiey use tbe Nashville,
Chattanooga aud t.. Iims track be'
tween Htevensou and Chattmooga,
took action looking to the early con
struction of tbeirown track between
At Newport News, Va., the tide
water terminus of the Chesapeake aud
Ohio railroad, arrange ments have be n
comolsted for the conttruction ot a
Hr dock tbat will involve t o ex
penditure 01 prouamy juu.uuu, bi.u
may resu't in the establishment there
of an immense iron Bhip building yard.
President Huntington, president, of
the Newport News and Miisi- sipri Val
ley Company, said in a rieer.t con
versation that re 11-p: u some cay to
have a homogr neons line connecting
Chicago St. Louis, Cincinnati, Mom
phis and Nowiort Ncwf. Iurcgndto
tbe new bridge over the Ohio, tie sidd
that tbo location of the exact points
for tb.e pit w by the government en
gineers would be a (needy inV.twr
when nil waa nady. lie nopeu va
bave bi t'l the bridiw snd tbo new
toad up ti.e river lompleted in a year.
Ate pushing ahead in the varions
lines of merchandise rapidly. Year by
jetr new firms ara organ z d to ao
bufineea in special lines, snd it is wi' h
pletture we refer to tbe la'ge h.m 01
Mea-ra. Rov Bon. B o k & Co . in their
speciaby of notions, white goods, linens
Hiid geata lurokjhing giou . xuu
firm haa amp e ctpiulto t'oan im-
menss bueit ess, sooietLiog over
000. Mr. Ror sou severed bisconnev
tiou wi h Mesers. B. Ijowenateiu S
Bro. Msy 1, 1886, and Mr. J. H.
B S'oe, of B diver, Misf., B-jn and L. .
hi. ck, of Wittaburg, Ark., f jrmed toe
fir m part ne rehi p, for the pur pone oH in-
porting and manulactunog gnu jur
nirhiug goods nd notions for the trade
only, ibis fiim ttans business Ur der
tbe mott favorable auspices large
eapib l, extensive exporiencein their
line, aud lecogmsea ur tuuir uruajii
and iccommodatiog spirit, they wi.l
have nobounded success iney cia m
to be iniondition to serve tbe r tu -tomniamut
satirfactorilv by giving
them a b fcer and larger lin-j rf g oris
to (elect from, with pr ces lower toaa
anv house io tuis cuy. and ai low m
any home In the South or WrBt
MftrohauB residiDg in tns coubtry
tributary tubis cl y, and bundling
go-joe irthi lr lino, ' should not fa 1 to
vif.it this hou eand inspect tin iretock
and pi iocs b f e mukinj; pcrchareH,
and thy will find everyfhing 10 uit
at Robs in, nnd uo. s, iSUJ m.mu
B'ree. Tuie nrm n8 taebty men eui
JHTCdELL & BUISO.V,
Dealer la Pnrnlinre, Carpet ana
Settling oh my lunga. A terrible cougn
soon followed, accompanied b pallia in
the chert, from which I auftered iuU-iiKcly.
Aftar trying various remedies, without
obtaining relief, 1 commenced taking.
Ajer'i Cherry Pectoral, aud waa
I am satisfied that thfs remedy saved my
life Jno. Wcbutor, Pawtucket, 11. 1.
' I contracted a severe, cold, which ud
dcnlv developed Into Piieiiiuoiiia. present
ing "dunperoua and obstiimte simptoim.
My plivniclan at onco urili-ri-d the ue of
Ayer'a'Cbcrrv Pectoral. Hi Instruct lour
were followed, and tho result was a rapid
and permanent cure. 11. E. Siuipsou,
Itogcra Prairie, Texas.
Two venra sro T sufTcred from a severe
Cold which settled on my Luiil's. I con
sulted various phyisiciiiiix, and took tha
medicines they prescribed, but received
only temporary relief. A friend induced
me to try Aver's Cherry Pectoral. After
taking two bottles of tills medicine I was
cured. Since then I bave given tho Pec
toral to my children, aud cousidcr It
The Best Remedy
for Coldn, Couphs, and nil Throat aud
Lung diseases, ever used i m.v family.
ltobert Vanderpool, Meadville, Ta.
Some time ago I took a slight Cold.,
which, being neglected, grew worse, and
iettlcd on my lungs. 1 had a hacking
cough, and was very weak. Hiose who
knew me best considered my life to bo
in great danger. I continued to suffer
until I commenced using Aver's C'herry
Pectoral. Lets than one bottle of this val
uable medicine cured me, and I feci tbat
I owe tho preservation of my life to ita
curative powers. Mrs. Auu Lockwood,
Aver's Cherry Pectoral is considered,
here', tho one great remedy for all diseases
of tho throat and lungs, and U more
In demand than anv other medicine of its
class. J. F. ltobeiU, Jlayuolia, Ark.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Prepared by Dr. J. C. yer k Co., T.owell, Mmj.
flow Dy JJruggui.
l'rkx 1, ilz bolllea, t.
rs. Bowies' School
Opens Sept. 14, nt 155 Adams St.
CPECf AL advnt for youna ladies In
v7 Enalirh ourin, Latin, Gorman, r renoh,
Masio and Elocution.
Thorough inatraotion or modern method
is ffertd to boyi snd slrli from primary
elaaaea tbrt uh arammw courio. ,
J. P. 1I0LST & BRO.
(BUCCE880B8 TO O. H, HODJT BBO.
A tar- ija. fi
taw -r r . nmsrrzrpr
OAYB BEHOVED Ttt
So. 8301 SECOND ST., MEMPHIS.
A tULL and completa stock of Woodand
fx Metallio Joei and Catketi, Clotn-Jor-.rsd
Caakete and Bur ial Hobei alwart on
.ad. KarOrdart by talairapk pro ootly
An exiellentand reliable place to
pu'cha'e furni'ure is that f Mitchell
& Bryaon, 30S Main street, opposite
the 1'eabody Hotel. Tbey keep an im
meniert c'tof Koodainstoie. farnitnre
of ev-ry descrioiion to suit the pursts
of patron' . They invite spec'al atten
tiiin to their attmc ive seta of parlor,
bed and dining room furniture, of
which th y hive almost en endlesn
vorcy aud at various prices. Tne.r
carpet st ictt includes aortmeatj of
imported and domestic- good of t'jc
latest and biB known s'yles A large
tinBof nuholsterv coods is alto k.-pt
in stock. Ha'jy c.uriicoi are sold at
,ccs, while mo.quitj bar goods anu
fwmrs are offered at wonderfully lo
FLY, IIEUHON & 1IJI1S3.V,
Wboleanli Oroeera, Cation Factor
nnd t'oinmlsalon Sterehnnti',
SSt Front Street.
maleavtlle and Brink ley.
In 1SSJ Miitin & Thompson boagM
tho tnt-re road and built it thioutih
from Brinkley to Newpont. They
straightened it, put in new tios and
rails and row have a nrri-raie rou-i,
ths gnnge bsing three leer, urniorm
in widtn with the Texas ana rx. j-u b.
but the bridges ard t es wore made so
as to admit of a broadening of the
gangi wherever it boiomis necessary.
A laigo lorce is now at wora nu'uu'n
the line from Newpoit to Jackson
pon, and the compinv exoecta to be
redy for btisineas by Octiber lrt.
Mai tin x xunmpfon own 1110 eiiino
roiid from lt'inkley 10 Jacksonport, a
distance of sixty miles, hav:nj ouiit it
out of their own private means ana
wh' l'y i'h jnt foieign aid. It I aa no
houdeddebt nnd is atsolute'y lroe
from niortimce of any kind, lhe ccu-i-try
throtiKh which the road runs is ss
Hue m thare is anywhere. I do not
ilunk it wou:d lofx'ravagantio emm
thut it is tt o garden tpot of Atkaosf.s.
Land thers lumps ,)0 an acre eneiiy.
The vailey on the south side of White
river, about six mihn !! atldtwelve
milea long, called the Oiltroogh, is
erp-fcinlly flue, and the plantois there
think they will raise a bla and a half
ti the acre. Monrne. Woodrun ftJU
.larkenn. t!ir.,n h which the rosd run
are all lino counties. A g?eat deal of
itrain. hous and cattle sre raieea ann
the farmera ate diversifying Ihnr crops
more evsrv vear. la the Oiltto ieh
bot'om about f000 bales of eitton aie
pnduced. White ard Black nvera,
wbicu fork at Jackiunpoit, are caviga-
ble to tbe Mir nnri line. Oat of tne
former ahont (iOiW ba'ea are taken an
rually, and ontof the Utter abont 15,
rr.iohiipii Th rnnnirv is all tbickly
settlod. fionBh the land ia owned in
laris bodies, ths tonaot system pre-
Vfiiir.sr, and at leiot half tho popula
ThT Will PU. m
an elevator at Jackaonport and a hoist
BHIOU1HU T1IC BIVEK.
Within tbe nist year two companies
have lieen chnitsred for tbe purpose
of building a brtdue a :roBS tht river
at this punt. Tte flrat was obtained
by W. U. Ford, P. B. Edmondaon.
Kdwad Jordan. W. Ji. fcnerreu auu
W. O. Fjrd, jr. The second e vmpa"V
wu inrnrnnrutn'l hv J. O. eelV, O. It
Dunromh. 1 It. McFarlsnd. W. F.
Taylor. John Ovenon. J'., Itennsn
Cll.rk. Urnr V. D.mce. O. O. Bld
win. Wahnn H. Brnwn. Alex U. rot-
tar. About three months ago De
ri W. Fiv. F. 15. Utrron and Sim
Hobton sre well known to nearly all
thn ooiintiv meichn's aod cotton
planters in the Mo Tipbis d'strict. Iheir
iirm bas b en in ex s'ence li'tla more
than a jetr, bunt ranks w.thttie teea
incr lir.iiKH of Front street. I' cmv
mnnced witn a nne nueincss, wuicu
h.s irmwn riirdrilv. They era expe
rienced srotwis, know what to sell and
hnm lm v it at tho btst Cjjures uuy
ing on the bent termc, thy give their
riiotnniers the beneQt 01 )t. me co-
tnn dpoa-tment-is conduwu oy one
who knows rnw i t p;esnt in ttapio
in beet ehap-. It is in all respoms a
reliab'o ana enierprinnit uoua, mm
will K,va clo9, atteit on ta all orders.
I.eroy & Mlcliot, Jewelers.
'Ihis firm is pr.pwd w d 1 all kinds
t mnainns on watches, clocis end
inm rv in the best woikmanlike man
ner. They keep a full stick of watchen,
clocks, jewelry, and a superior aiscrt-
mnt ot soectaelts on nai a. wnicu
they will tell very low. A'l wrk wa
ranted for one yssr. MefBH. Leroy &
Michot will treat you ngtu, aaa tiose
rfosirine anvthioit in their line can
And hut the tbinir at No. 2iWi Mjio
fsuRKS A Petlit,
Thia firm ia comocsed ol L B. Snc;as
snd J. T. l'e tit, ana is icoatea at jno
9-.a nd 202 Front ttreet, and di
i.mh ornrnrv. cotton and cemmieeion
busine'S fi jth membr rs ol the firm
have Ions exrenence and ci.ve their
iwraonal attention to tbe various tie
tails of their bunness. Tbey buy for
eaih. keen a larie and varud stoc
have ample tiwgs Lenities and sre at
all timta p epared to mane noarai ad'
vaeces on cocBienrcenta of cottin
The grocery department has the per
annul annervisinn of J. T. Pe'tit. while
L B Buega looks alter the interests of
their cu'tomcrs in tha cotton aorart'
ment. The Isw business of this firm
luth in the sale of aneeries and the
banddna of tbe fleecy stap e, i) the re
suit of fair dealinar, careful attention to
theinfcr.B'i of their customers and
their oeraonal saDervis:on and atten
tion to their business in all its dlci s
Real estate snd rental agent, at No.
20 Madison Btreet, is prepared to at
tend to any business entrusted to h:s
care. Ha will attend to the paying of
Wktaxpaf jr rjrooertv owneis. snd
make thia a eneclaltv. Mr. Bich
mond'slong residence in Memohis,
nd hia well known financial standins,
place bim promlnent'y before the
public aa a moat suitable person to do
l or 15 yeurt nt 37 C.5iti
,mliit lMOKI n4 logail? UJauaea fLltum- Wl l.
tbsmoH of tdr-bu ia jfut'j. swjuw xv u
cr rear, o' cuvo, tiii! frct J-.iyit aumto. '
c-m et!r-ti. Nrronnna, Senur r.l l.n:lrito-
pr.ua lit drcanuj, UltnDf ;i!f 1 1. lHteai : -
...ri'ij'k.li' ft Mow, estPAJ ler. wr'"
jjarrhMrtrH'rprnhsti-r-r, .i UioroHh oc
:rcv. tiurm N 1'Hijb IO " '
J U attf-eiJr'at thsl a iifiy ticl?.ii lipafirv,fc' v4jpff
wrfi'n tM of dlvisoH, til :r-'- iH tbfwirt
fif, .-Hlr ertrt tkilU CbTtlilito tm-tintt.'. u-i.c-
erotiif.il tn r-a to my ocr. ' ''"Hi'.i'V
fjf oitj fr" trUD?Di, mrdi'-nf -'it vi ? "''
nil fa;;l bv in. II ijtm stoj wtn.
,UU (H-f.'Ta.n r, v,r ..
1. ' nn wn .ill
i. V 9 -
W. la. HATES.
H. V. tOF
Blank Book Manufacturers,
I Second Street,
S cw and Latest Styles Stock..
Type, New Machinery.
Prices as low as anywhere, North'.
or Taut. .... . , ,
lucre AHOd facilities lor uums an
1 in p ktk n w ti k i-rrt?
niRRKsUORN UNEXCtaLEO K,a
KD BY THK
Illabmt Ulll Aulhorltle.
n . . ,( ' r -
11 11 r.
1 II "t WAI
I-op-jrtar and I-aier in
tHnna, ruhluK Tc.l
Dicn'sSnpplte. mr Epoftai "
aWsn to MASHFACICRIN-J and KB-PAlKIKa.
41 3 ffa!m StM 5ITnitThfr. Tn
hhe4 McCarthy, rropr-s
UO,. 142,114 front, Memphla..
L In tb South, aai th only e'roe''
Hollar and Saeet-lreo Worki in thaottj.
W.nuraotarera of heJ 'rota,
work o wrr HwcrttloB. bpaolal
IMPORTER AND DEALER IN
Sana, Ammunition, Flshlns; Tackle
and Base-Hall Hoods.
WHOLBP AOS AND RETAIL.
KM MaUai re, atmplila, Twai
BlaaabatartD aa Rptrioa of9aat a-tipMiaitr.