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PROGRESS OF A YEAR.
BLUFF CITI MlRCniXG
Ke w Enter pr lies, Public a nd Pr Irate,
Which Hare Bera Es
tablished. TilE FLATTERING
millions Spent In Improvement,
and Yet Other Millions Wait
iue Tor Invegtmout.
The story which the Appeal tells
this morning of the growth of the
city during the past year will be read
with the keenest interest at home
and abroad. At no .time in its his
tory has the future of Memphis
seemed half so bright. Never was it
more prosperous. In every branch
ot trad there is not only confidence,
but the activity which comes of it
The amy of facts and figures with
which our oolumns teem today are
reassuring, not alone because
they tell of the business
and of the resources of the
eity, but because they show a
healthy, steady growth in every de
partment, an increase over the past
year greater than the advance then
shown over the previous year.
Looked at from this standpoint, that
of comparison with former years, to-'
day's resume is more than encourag
ing; it is flattering. It proves that
the struggles of Memphis are over.
She has obtained a foothold which
cannot be shaken. No longer op
pressed by a debt beyond her
strength, the incubus of oppressive
taxation is over. Her bonds have
liscn practically to par, and
not only is the interest paid
but the bonds themselves are being
called in and canceled. Having en
tered into a contract which gives
the city its lights free, ridding the
treasury of a drain ol 115,000 a year
the City Council at once be
can to formulate plans which
cannot fail of accomplishment,
build water works at a cost of 11,000,
000 to furnish a supply of clear, pure
water. It is a significant fact that
the capital needed for the enterprise
' has been assured, the plant alone
be responsible for the debt. The
lines ot the old street car company
have been vastly improved and a new
one established Iwith tracks
covering fourteen miles
streets, making every portion
of the city easily accessible,
The sewer system has been per
fected and the paving of streets has
been steadily continued. Over three
miles have been added to the system
and the county is doing its share by
the building of pikes, radiating
every direction from the city, and by
tlic. construction of iron bridges over
some of the more difficult streams
The increased attendance of chil
dren at the publio schools has
made the construction .of four
new buildings - and repairs and
additions to those already in use
necessary for their accommodation
A new electric light company with
ample capital has put in a perm a
nent plant, and though the old con
oern is constantly increasing its busi
ness, the new has more orders than
it can fill. The Baltimore and Ohio
Telegraph Company has crossed tho
river, and become an active bidder
for business against the Western
Union, since the beginning of the
year. More than a million dollars
has been expended in building in
the city proper, and in the suburbs
hundreds of handsome cottages have
sprung up. The movement in real
estate has been equally active, the
Register s office showing sales to the
amount of a million and a quarter
In the way of manufactures,
Memphis more than holds her own
and rapid strides in that direction
may bo expected upon tho com
pletion of the Kansas City railroad
to the coal and iron fields of Ala
bama, which will be reached early
next summer. The building of this
line to the city made it a grain mar
ket; its extension to Birmingham
will fix its future as a manufacturing
point. With a force of 2000 men tho
Missouri Pacific, with its 7000 miles
of road, is pushing its way steadily'
toward us, and its engines will steam
into the eity before tho end of the
winter, and a bridge across the river
is one of dreams of the oldest inhab
itant which is soon to be realized.
Hal Id Iocs Con-
The large inorease in attendance
at4he last session gives promise that
tho publio schools will receive mora
support trom all classes in the fut
ure. Memphis has always taken
5 ride in her schools, and there is a
isposition at present to do evsn
more than has been done in the past.
Sinoe September 1, 1885. three de
sirable school lots have been added
to the property of the eity, two by
purchase and the third one, which is
very desirable lot, by donation
irom the United States Government.
The last one referred to is located on
Jefferson and Third streots, in that
portion of the city very much in need
oft large school building. (Two new
six-room buildings were opened this
.session, the Porter school on Geor
gia street and the Grant school on
Auction street. Each of these will
accommodate 300 pupils. These two
buildings, and also the Lcith school,
were furnished with new desks, a
provision which cannot bo too highly
estimated as means in educating
pupils and rendering them comfort
able. Contract for a new building
in Chelsea has also been let. The
buildinss and fnr
the main trouble
board has had to
The following table shows the ex
aot condition of the sohooli. as re
ported at the close of the last ses
Enumeration of youths. 6to 21. 33,80'
Enrollment ......... 4 920
Per cent, of enrollment on en a
No. of rjnnils frnm ft tn lfl
No. ot pnpl s from 16 to 21
No. of days in se'sion....
no. oi cayaiangot it
Average enrollment 3,903
No. of cays present ...........451,845
No. of days absent 38,972
No. of esses of tirdice-s 9,655
fer cnar. ot i tendance o! num
Per cetit of attudance oa en
Pav nt-nf nf tflr.lirtAwa 5
No. of lecular ttachcrs finciud
ing principals 63
N". of supernumerary teachers 6
Average No. pupils to teacher.. 45
Average salary of tearhers $ 481 00
Uoet tuiuoa per pupil enrolled ft Jo
Cost tuition per pupil belonging 10 31
Amount collect d pay pupils..l,241 99
total con oi inmon iu zu? uu
Annual current ex pen? w 66,815 98
rad on last session's indent
edness 9.2C4 16
No. ot school nouses owed by
No. of school nous rented by
No. of rchooirooms 79
No. of sittings 3,712
va'ne of scnooi houe owned
by city -198,528 05
Lots 50,000 00
Bv-isof taxation, city 16446 95
Rate of taxation, c;ty 1 J mills
JJaVla ot taxation, BateaLd
county. ...;.. 21,250,276
iMte ot taxation, state and
county 1 mill
CITY FIJiiS' ES.
Blue la tlie Price of Bond la (be
Last Yenr Almoil to far.
The financial condition of the ci'y
is now in an excellent condition. The
new bonded debt amounts to. in
even figures, $3,100,000j the interest
on the same is being paid regularly
every six months in January and
July of each year. The debt is being
constantly diminished by the pur
chase of bonds and by Lamb receiv
ing them in- payment of back taxes.
These bonds are held in high repute
by financiers' who are holding 4 per
cent, at par and 6 per cent, at 1.05.
The last purchase made by the oity
in the past month was 125.000 at 98 1
cents. There is money in bank at
tnis time ot sumcient amount to pay
the ensuing January interest. Ilad
the old debt not been funded our in
debtedness at the present time would
amount to about $7,000,000, which
would have been an incubus upon
the present and future prosperity of
the city. There is about 1125,000 of.
the old debt not settled.
SI REE! RAILROADS.
Fourteen Mil of Slew Track Added
lu the tautt Year.
There is no immediate prospect of
a consolidation oi me lines oi tne
new company, laid within the past
year, with the old.
The Memphis City Railroad Com
pany employs 153 men, runs sixty
cars, and has about twenty miles of
track, covering the best portions of
the city. During the past year it has
expended $(15,000 ;n betterment. New
track has been laid on Jefferson
street to the Memphis and Charles
ton depot, Poplar srteet to Manassas,
the Hernando road to the oemetery,
and Mill street in Chelsea. Prepara
tions are now being made
to lay a double track with Johnson
rails from Hernando street to Lau
derdale. The company builds all its
own cars, for which it has ample fa
cilities, employing ten mechanics and
turning out, when needed, two each
month. All the old cars are being
dismantled and replaced with new
ones. Fifteen have been built in the
last twelve months, and two winter
cars, which are now in the shops, are
as handsome as any ot Eastern man
ufacture. The Citizens' Street Railroad Com
pany commenced construction at the
corner of Madison and Second streets
about October 1, 1885. Since that
time it has laid and is now operating
fourteen miles of track, and in the
next thirty days will throw onen an
other line out Shelby street. Item
ploys 150 men, works 204 mules and
has two fine stables. Its rolling stock
is of the finest description, its tracks
all of Johnson rail, and its general
equipment and management in every
way first-class. It has expended so
far about $225,000, and in the next
twelve mouths expects to extend its
linos still further into the suburbs.
WATER ASD WAS.
Rapid Progress Made In tbe Pait
By means of a oontract mado du
ring the Past lew weeks with thn
Memphis Gaslight Company the
streets and publio buildings of the
city are now lurnished tree with gas.
The oost has in the riant Wn ahnnt
id,uuu per annum. The contract
runs lor ten veara: and th nrinn hn
been reduced to $1 75 per 1000 feet.
So confident, however, is capital in
the future growth of the citv that a
new oompany, known as the Equit
able, has been formed and announces
its purpose to lay its mains in the
streets within the next twelve months
and furnish sag to cnnRiiniftrs at a
price below that now paid.
Surveys have been made by the
Citixens Water Comnanv in the last
six weeks with a view to furnishinir
the city with a supply from the Mis
sissippi, that now taken from Wolf
river laiiine to meet with nnblio
approval. This company now has
Petition before thn (Inn noil .yrinlr
for rights of way through the streets
and agreeing to enter into bond to
furnish a supply in a given
time, from tne Mississippi or
frem any other source which
may be deairnatArl fv tha
City Council. The probability is,
however, that the city will make ar
rangement for building, owning and
controlling its own works. A com
mittee ofjten oitiiens appointed by
the Counoil to look into the question
oft, water supply have agreed upon
a plan which meet with general ap
proval, and President TTtn )
made inquiries in New York which
were so satisfactory that tin an.
nounoos in the most, nmitin
that water bonds in m .
uired amount can be easily
oated. The rrnl -Ml ko
about $1,000,000, nd as soon
as the necessary legislation can
be procured the work of onn-
strnction will be commenced. The
supply will be drawn from a point
want of suitable
niture has been
with which the
MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL
abeut eight miles above Raleigh,
taking the winding of Wolf river,
and alter baring been Bused thrown
a Hyatt filter will be distributed- by
gravitation. It will not only be elear
put pure, iimpia and sparkling and
auuuuatu in quantity.
Tbe Brnsn Cotaaaay IoprTtB
in niniiMUBitMitB ateceatty
Memphis' now has two oWtrin
light oompanies, and there is plenty
of room tor them both. The Brush
company has added hundreds of
lights in the past vear. The Thnmn
son-Houston company, of which M
Burke is president and E. B. Mo.
Henry superintendent, recently be
gan operations and has put in a per
manent plant, it is now engaged in
stretching its wires, and is putting
up lights as rapidly as they can be
had, the demand more than keeping
pace with the ability of the company
HEW TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
Tbe Baltimore and Ohio Beeenlly
Until about six months ago Mem
phis was wholly at the mercy ef the
Western Union Telegraph Company.
Now it has a competitor, the Balti
more and Ohio, which penetrated
tbe swamps and laid a oable across
the river about the first of the year.
It has fitted no an elegant office in
the building formerly occupied by
tne western union on Madison
street and ita business has steadily
Three Biles Added, Making Total
i wTer i weniy.iwo.
Memphis now has 22i miles ot
paved streets, of whioh 3J were paved
during the past year. The cost was
lUd,MM or $179 per square sard
The following is a detailed state
ment of the paving done sin je Sen'
Madison, from Front to Second.
Poplar street, from Front to Ma
nassas. Above with cedar blocks, except
IB leet in center street car tracks),
paved with rubble stone.
Third street from Jackson to Win-
chcstorjand intersection at Exchange
ani uourt streets.
Monroe to Union, all with first
class block stono on heavy Tiho
miogo gravel foundation, except 143
feet between Monroe and Union
trom alley south to Union, which is
for a distance of eighty feet paved
with blue limestone and for sixty
ieet wua rea Missouri granite on a
concrete foundation of three-quarters
ot an inch. All curbing on Third
street at the new pavement is of
Linden, from Hernando to Desoto
Senatobia, from Calhoun to Mis
souri and lennessee railroad yards,
Clausula auu x opiar street inter
section, paved with pebble stone.
Madison, Lauderdale and Marshall
avenue intersection, with block atone
on gravel foundation.
lennessee, . trom Calhoun to
Georgia, paved with Telford and
Madison street, from Lauderdale
Orleans, from Jefferson to Marshall
Commerce, from Jackson to Third
All above is paved with Tinho
minzo gravel and stone gutters.
Marshall avenue, trom Orleans to
Manassas, from Union to Bcale.
Mississippi avenue, from Echols
St. Paul, from Orleans to McKin
All above are paved with Tisho
ruin go gravel only.
Ihe increase ot average cost tier
square tor pavings the past year in
r . . w .
comparison to tne year previous is
due to tho very substantial founda-
- . .
uuuo nun puveujuuuf uu j.uirujjireei:
to the large amount of grading, and
partly to the stone curbings and ex
cellent street crossings put down on
all new paved streets.
Number Feet Built and Connections
naue Tbe Col.
The following table shows the
growth of the sewer system for tho
last twelve months:
Water clotetJ 6,249 347
Slop sinks 4,245 22
Uncals 300 29
Bath t ibs 639 65
Wash bainp 407 41
Privy sinks 61 3
( ellar drains 70 2
Elevators 11 4
Total 11,992 709
1JU obstructions removed at an
average cost of $'J 70 eaoh.
2G5 houso connections made at an
average cost ot t'J 40 each.
JNew sowers built during last
twelve months, 0.83 miles: new sew
crs already built, .S7.40 miles: old
sewers already built, 4.10 miles;
total, 42.33 miles.
For Which Charters Have Been Ob
tained in the Lnut Year.
The following is a list of tbe charters
granted during tbe year for purely
Ciluens Water Compary. For the
purpose of establishing and construct
ing wa'er works. N. Hilt, W. II.
Moore, J.C.Neely, W. N. Wilkerson,
I. N. Snowden, 8. R. Bullock. Emil
Wattman, E, B. Fuller, John W. Dil
lard. Memphis Saddlery Company, For the
putpote of manufacturing saddle,
bridles and other articles pertaining to
the saddlery businees. Emanuel F.
Meyer, Louis Meyer, James & Bell,
James E. Beasley, Heber Jones.
. Memphis Mill Company. Manufac
turing cornmeal, flour, etc L. H.
Lanier, jr., Geo. A. Dazor, W. T. Cart
right, X. B. Traavant. O. O. Hein.
Thomton-HouUon EUctric Light Com
pany For the purpose ot manufac
turing, preparing and generating, or
producing, electricity for electric lights.
M. Bnrke, T. T. DnfBn, R. A. Speed,
Matt Coen, E. B. McUenry.
CUUent' Gat Light Company, Tot the
purpose of furniahing gas to the citi
sens ot Memphis. W. D. Bethel,
Alston Boyd, E. I McGowan, W. F.
Taylor, A D. Gwynne. II. Wetter, J.
W. Dillard, H. M. Neely, J. N. Falls,
Jno. 0erton, jr.
Equitable Gat Light Company. Tarn
lshiog pars gas tj the citizens. J. W.
Cocbran, L. Hanauar, T. H. Milburn,
Wm. Katzenberjer, N. Fontaine, J. I.
Pettir.J. H. Martin.
Memphxt jsuuaerr ana, z raaerr Ex
change. For the purpose of affording
better facilities and understanding
among members for the general trans
action of buBinees. W. I. Cole. R. L.
Cochran, James Dfgnau, A. F, Davis,
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1880.
Joseph Hslnee. J.
Piltebard. U W. B. W
, J. E. Rar.dle,
U C. McOonaal, John D. t Milium, a
a Bnrke, J. W. X.. Biowre and
The Memphi Trawler j Out. To pro
mote, cultivate and maintain a cioeer
social Intercourse between commercisl
traveling men. W. B. Rohson, W. G.
Williamson. A. P. Truss, D. Gens
burger, M. Rtranss, T. J. Rirchus.
Memphit Creamery, Buying, selling,
manulacturing and dealing in milk
and butter. R. P. McDaniel, W. H
Pullen, 8. H. Haynes, 8. G. Herndon,
L. W. Humes.
FttertA Sawrie Co. Manntic'riring
and sel'ing all kindsof hiead, c ackua,
eta Ike F. Peters, W. D. F. 8awiie,
N. W. Jones, Jno. K. Speed, Geo. Ar
nold. Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Com
pany of Ttnnetiee. For the purpose of
construe ing private and publio tali
graph lines through the States and
Territory John K. Speed, O. H. P.
Piptr, W. P. Dunavant, Martin Kelly,
Tennestee Sand Company. Wrecking,
salving and transportation purpose,
mining and dredging sand and gravel.
H. W. James, J. W. Alley, R. A.
Speed, W. H. Moire, J. K Beasley.
If. A. ifutlaly Oil Company. M anu
facturing and loaning oil lrom cotton
seed. Theo. Read. L. W. Humes, A.
K. Ward, P. J. Krrtrecht, II. A. Mnl
lalv. Citiaen' Inturanct Company. Tot the
purpcee of doing a general fire ar.d
marine insurance businees. John
Armis'ertd, W. P. Dunavanr, Geo. Ar
nold, T. B. Bims, Tboc. T. Duffln, J.
W. Ricbardsoa, W. N. Wilkerson.
Peoftle't Ice Company. For the pnr
poso of maoabcturing and dealing in
foe. J. N. Falls, J. C. Nealy, R. T.
Cooper, J. T. Fargason, Thoe. II. Allen.
PORTER & MACRAE,
Wholesale Oroeers and Cotton Fac
tors at 00 Front One or lbs
Strong; Firms of the t'lty.
The two gentlemen who constitute
this firm are among the oldest and
most honored of our business citizens.
They have figured in the trade re
views of the city for many years. Dr.
Porter oame ti Memphis twonty-nino
years ago. Ever since that time he
has not only been a leading business
man, but one of tho moat useful citi
zens. Mr. Macrae has been aesoaiated
wi'h him in btisinets for twenty-eight
years. As businees men and aj citi
a ms they are a s'rong team. It is
doubtful whether any two in the city
have done more than they to gather
to Memphis the trade of all the sur
rounding country. One of their ways
of working tbia retu't has been to
treat everybody kindiy. They have
advanced liberally, charged i'gvtly,
and eettled fairly with all with wtiutn
i hey have ti&itd. L cated in tl.e
very center of 1I14 buaiuew poni m uf
the city, with a Very large stote hind
with ail tbe goods tie retail grocery
man may want, they c in fl 1 orders at
very low prices, shipping promptly
and delivering everything in good
shape. All an rdy on the goods
coming np to the recommend itions of
the firm. They are among the largest
cotton factors. Their sample room is
a large one, convenient to buyers,
conducted by a salesa an who has the
rwp. ctof all who come into contact
witb him. There is no firm In the
city that can bs more strongly re
commended to the retail rotrchant
and the producer of c it ton. The busi
ness of the hou?e haa grown steadi y,
and it is favorably koovn in all tbe
country for which Aiempbia is a
M. II. COOVER & CO.
Planlnar Mill and Lumber Tori, 157
to 173 Washington Str.et
Fur about twentv-three veara the
senior member of this firm bus been
engaged in the lumber buiinesi at his
present p'a:e. He has baen ono of tbe
most enterpris'ng ot men, always en
deavoring to have a good supply of
lumoer, as wen as to Keep tiie mill
equipped for first claes work. In this
latter department he has been particu
lariv fortunate, tor Uoover smiii la now
known an tbe place from which the
very b st mill woikcan be obtained.
An cxpeneaced and practical man
him;e'f, Mr. Coover understands tbe
neC'.sjity of having first c'sss men in
his employ. H i mill can do tbe mi t
dimcait ana durable work. li. sides
a'l grades of lumbar, the firm cn
always supply ord&s for dcors, sash,
blindi', moldings, door and window
frames, bracket, scroll wotk, rough and
dressed lumber, shingle, laths, water
tank", etc. They ere at present offering
special inducements on water tanks
aul ecroll work. They are also offer
ing somo ex ellent biraaios to the
trade. It is a reliable firm, whost
judgDiout aud integrity can be relied
on. iney are oilers g everything at
very low piices. All who are con
temp'a ing purchases are requested to
give Cjover A Co. a call, or write to
tuem for prices.
GOODDAIt, LOVE & CO.
Tbe lara-est Wholesale Boot aud
Shoe House In IheSonllitreat.
There ha been no mercantile or
ganization formed lioio within recent
years which has exerc'&d so potent
an influence in developing the trade
tributary to Memphis as the firm of
Goodbar, Love 4 Co. This orgauiaa
tion was formed January 1, 1886. by
tbe dissolution of tbe firm of Goodbar
A Co., Maters. A. B Goodbar and J.
11. Goodbar ret ring from that firm.
ana in connection witn Ales n. W. K.
Love and J. C. Callicott, of Mississip-
1, making up tbe firm of Goodbar,
ove & Co. It can be lately said that
no organization in this country poe
seesoa stronger elements of success
than this firm, combining as it dews
long and thorough experience in the
boot and shoe business with energy,
enterprise and large financial reeouro
(& While it was conceded that this
firm would do a large businees from
thn It&rtlnninn it nr a m nit sninnnauul
s)uv uviuuiui vv sso uy v Dujp uocu
that they would step to the front rank
and occupy the position of the Urgent
shippers of boo ta! and shoe in the
Southwest on their first year's bnsi
iiees. Tbe statistics published weekly
by the Shoe and Leather Reporter of Bos
ton show that Goodbar. Love t Co.
have shipped more cuws of boots and
sboee from Boston from January 1,
1886, to AngU't 26, 1886, ttaa any
house in Memphis. Lsnlsville, Nash
ville, Atlanta or New Orleans, and
more than any house in Cincinnati,
except one. This is a wonderful rec
ord, considering the tact tha. it Las
been accompliehed in tbe faie of strong
competition from o'd efltabl'shed
booses in this and other mnraeta.
Mewrs Goodbar, Live A Co. occupy
eight floors in the Hill Building, and
have them filled with a splendid stock
of boots aod aboee, embracing al
giades aod styles to suit the wants of
the Southern trade. They employ
eleven traveling salesmen and sell
their goods in the Sta'es of A'aama,
Tennessee, Mirsisiippi, Louisiana, Ar
kansas and Missouri.
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m iORR MILLIONAIRES
MISTAKEN NOTIONS ABOUT HOW
THEY. USE THEIR
Gieat Wealth and Spend Their Time
1 he Bnslest Men la tbe
New York correspondence of the
St. Louis KtpuMican: The popular
notion about millionaires represents
them as sybarites who used their
great wealth to indulge thenisolves
in luxury aod case. This notion
may be oorreot in some esses, but it
certainly is wrong when applied to
New York won of money. They are
among the busiest nieu we have in
the community. Almost all of thera
have made their own fortunes, and
their terrible struggle in the arena
of commerce has left them grim
and hardoned gladiators, whose only
pastime is grinding labor. They
do not retire when they have made
great iortunes, because they must
havo oooupation to keep them in
good health and spirits. They love
thoir work and do plenty oi it, and
o do it well is the greatest pleasure
they know. This, of course, outs
them off from the enjoyment of travel
and many amusements which ether
men love, but love ot work seems to
compensate for everything else.
Charles A. Dana said recently,
apropos of the eight hour movement,
that the trouble with men who love
work is that they find sixteen hours a
day too short for thorn, and would
like to steal from the hours devoted
to sleep. The man who did not liko
work, he continued, was greatly to
be pitied. Mr. Dana himself is
quite old enough to retiro to his
palaco on Long - Island and live
among its books and art treasures,
but he would shoot any man who se
riously suggested that he should do
so. His ueart is wrapped in tho
paper which he has created aud
maintained as much by hard work
as by superior intellect.
Walking down Broadway almost
any day in the week the tall erect
figure of Cyrus Field may bo seon.
II id hair and beard are white as
snow, and more than 80 years
have passod since he saw the light
on his father's littlo farm, but his
eye is as bright and his step as light
as they were fifty years ago. In spite
of his years he performs work whioh
the very quickest and cleverest
of Wall street's young men might
be pardoned for considering ex
cessive. He diotates every
day many thousands of words in an
swering letters and sending mes
sages, attonds halt' a dozen meetings
of companies in which he is inter
ested, visits banks, studies out new
projocts and attends to tho affairs of
old ones with lightning rapidity.
Mr. David Dudley Field, who has
also passed fourscore yoars, attonds
to his groat legal practice most dili
gently and at tho same time works
on his great undertaking ot
codifying all tho laws of
Now York State, a tank whioh al
most all lawyers agrocd at first was
too herculean for humanity. He has
seen the penal codo win its way to
recognition and adoption, and he now
sees tho oivil code in a fair way to tho
same success, la those great works
he leaves his own monument as suro
ly as docs Cyrus W. Field in the first
Atlantic table, but ho cannot yet
throw off tho harness.
Austiu Corbin is another of our
restless, constantly toiling million
aires. Every body in New York and
Brooklyn knows him as a banker,
and as tho owner of half a dozen
railroads and several of tho largest
and finest seaside resorts on the
Atlantic coast. Ho has mado his
war up trom poverty to 15,000,000
and is now 70 years ot ago. I have
oiten been in his oflioo and the hard
work ho did made a very doep
impression on me. i put the samo
question to him as I had to tho
others. "You have got more money
than you can possibly spend. Why
don't you stop and enjoy yoursellV
It you offered me 110,000 to go away
ona pleasure trip and offered to have
me carried in the most comlorlablo
and rapid manner to see tho moBt in
teresting sights in tho world I would
not go. I get my enjoyment attend
ing to my business. It is a great
machine, and I like to hold the lever
that controls it. Uf oourso I liuvo
to do a Tantamount of work to keep
mysolf thoroughly familiar with the
details of my business, but I liko it.
What would this country ootno to if
all the men who projeoted great en
terprises dropped their control as
soon as they mado fortunes?"
A gentleman who visited Mr.
Corbin s beautiful residence on Long
Island wua atUonished to find Mr.
Corbin at his bedside at sunrise
about 5 o'clock urging him to oome
and tako a walk. They walked sev
eral miles bofore breakfast, and tho
visitor found that this was a regular
habit with his host.
state l1 ish Commissioner Knirnne
O. Blackford, a troblo millionaire,
leaves his mansion on one of Brook
lyn's most beautiful avenues at 3
o'clock in the mornin? verv fre
quently and hur'rios to his corridor
in h ulton market.
There he dona an old suit of
clothes whioh most common fisher
men would despise, and from that
time until 10 o'clock he is busier than
any of his men. No work is beneath
him, and when 10 o'olock oomos ho
is fish scales from head to foot. At
the hour named he takes a bath, puts
on his business suit again, and, after
a hurried breakfast, rushes off on
some mission connected with his
commissionership. This may tako
him all the afternoon or it
may only take him an hour.
If the latter he finds plenty of mat
ters connected with his business on
which to employ his time nnttl 6
o'clock comes, when he rushes over
to his home, swallows his supper as
fast as he oan and rushes out again
to e present at a church meeting,
where lie docs a day's work attend
ing to tbe congregation's business.
These gontlemen are all happy,
healthy and strong. They are genial
with their friends, pleasant with
their acquaintances and full of kind
ness in their homes. Morally they
are excellent men, and in this they
are like the great majority of New
York's great money makers, for the
great money makers are great work
ers, and great workers have no time
or thought or vice.
Having means enough to open to
them the door ef all wordly pleasure,
the millionaires of New York yet
find that the greatest enjoyment is
to be found in hard work honestly
performed. What a powerful refu
tation this is of the slanders which
represent work as a curie inflicted
upon humanity for wickedness. And
what a consolation to poor men.
KILSS0.V3 H IX HER.
Tbs Great ai aster's Jtldalsbt Lnneb
of and t'beese.
Many years ago when Nilsson was
under the management of Strakosch,
the company were playing in Colum
bus. As she was not in the eaBt on
the last night of the engagement,
she, accompanied by Max MareUek,
Madame, his wile, and soveral other
members of the company, took the
early morning train for Buffalo, their
next stop, expecting to arrive there
that night A heavy snow storm set
in and the train moved but i-lowly
owing to the numerous blocknd-s.
When they were within four iiiWsnt'
BuffaJo a freight train ahead ot them
was wrecked owing to a brokan
bridge. This, of course, caused a
delay of several hours. The snow
was falling heavily, it was night, and
and although they were within four
miles of Buffalo, it was impossible for
a vohiolo of any kind to reaoh them.
There was not a house of any de
scription within a half mile ot them,
and having had no supper they were
naturally very hungry. To make
matters worse it was very cold in the
ear, Mme. Nilsson, as may well be
supposed, was not in the best of tem
pers. Max MareUek, after ascertaining
the f ull particulars ot the wreck, and
realizing there was no immediate
help for them, resolved to make the
best of it. He always carried a little
refreshments in - the way of wine,
cheosn audbrcad in his satehol, in
case he should grow hungry between
meals. He thcrofore improvised a
littlo tablo in tho rear ot tho ear.
with tho assistance of his agent, and
plaoed thereon a long roll of bologna
sausago, a hugo slice of ohecso, a loaf
ot bread and a largo bottle of wine.
He invited the cutire party Mine
Nilsson included about eirlit in all,
to share his repast with him. They
wero all, with tho exception of tho
great singor, only too glad to accept,
and a livoly though hungry party
drew around the board. Mmo.
Nilsson gave one look at tho cIiccko
and sausage, and with a disdainful
ourl of her lip, she murmured, "dis
gusting," and sailed down to her scat
in the other end of the oar, where,
wrapping her furs around hrr, she
made a vain effort to sleep. Tho rest
of tho party cared little whether she
ate or not, and while roonting her
unladylike romark, tlioy resolved
they would "fix her yet." Kind
hoartei Max Maretzek cut a slice of
bread and oheese and laid thorn
asido, together with a piece of tho
despised sausage and a glass of wine,
and after the rest of the company
had eaten they made preparations
lor their night's rost, but not to
sloop. They meant to watch Nilsson.
About an hour after sho becamo ex
tremely fidgety and restless. Fre
queut ejaculations of discontent foil
trom her lips and more than onoo
she was heard to remark to her
companion that she was nearly
"Is there no plaoo, no farm house
whore 1 can got something to cat Y"
sho asked of tho agent.
"If there was wo surely would
havo lound it long ago. It is an
absolute impossibility for a man to
walk even a hundred rods in this
snow storm, and tho noarost house is
nearly a mile away," he answered.
Presently, unable to boar her hun
ger any lougcr, and beooniingdcsper
ato, sho arose, and walking rather
sheepishly down to tho rear end of
the oar, sho asked Max Marotzck if
there was anything, a crust of bread
cvon, left of their frugal ropast, xn(j
gratification and satisroction of tho
other artists may well he imagined
when Max placed the siiusago, checso
and wino bofore tho prima donna,
and the alaoritv and astonishing rap
idity with which she dispatched every
motsal was a triumph they had not
experienced for some time. The next
day when Nilsson was cosily domi
ciled in her luxurious apartments at
the Tift Houso, daintily picking at a
morsel of tonder chicken, sho was
heard to remark that during hor va
ried cxperionoes as a publio singer
she hai novor eaten a meal that
tasted so good and wholesome as that
littlo midnight lunoh of chocse and
sausage in a lonosome car on a win
tor's nigh t.
m sa. -WAaF
PrKin1wlthtrtii irn1 toPnrltr.atmiirtli nl
H.ltliruln. Or- PrlMi'n Nukliiif I'nwUir i!..ntln
no Allllnullt.M'".,t",, or rhn.ihtM. IT. I rirv
KitrucU, Vftulll, iMinuii, to., Uvur deilcluuol.
pace making pamn co: cwts sat at uM
n W. FLY.
II natural rmn
P. B. flBRRON.
Late oi CoAeeville. Mill.
Lateol Commerce, Mill.
FLY, HERM & HOBSON
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants,
324 Front Street,
D. B. SMITH, of Ontbrle, it.
75 HOLSTEm-FRESIAU CATTLE 75
1 II D..t..J ta 41. V!..t.en aT.a.,1 RrtftW Tflft Pit. TflWsV.
WU1 Poiltivaly Mil, to ths blgheat bidder, at r. A. JONKB CO.'d CommuaioB Stable.
Not. 61, 63 and 71 Monroe treat,
Hempbla, Tenn., Oelobor 97, 181)6. Rale ta eonanaenca al 1 o'clock proaapl.
Nora-Mr. Smith it ons of ths flrat to embark In ths Holatsln eatlle In Kentucky, and
paid down more money in ino nan lor tne iouuaiun i m -" ,
South. With care he haa leleoUd hla Cattle, and hia herd will ahoy for themeelvea. Us it
Joined by tba well known hreedera and tmportera, J. W. BUllwall ft Co., who have lold and
Imported more oattle thee any other breeifsra ol thla breed In Anwrlpa. In tbia lot will be
jinaCowa, ranging front to 3 yira old: 20oomina; i year old llallare In calf : SO
UeVI TO RUU Kt UIJDIJ vritl UUIII. 1BI wvm UHwr aaaiaaaaavs- - ... -s------ -
cidei, Prinoe of Twiak, Aaala, Kcb, and many olhara. Thla will be a Ine 1iol,Vi
Ina ibape, ana ta eatt to notes euiia, nana
ot ttuinrie, niu or . rr . Duuun r.uu A irwrt vuiw
the time to buy at your own price, (tain or ehiae they mi'1.
R. K KDMINfON, Auctioneer. D. H. SMITH. J, W.
J. W. BUllwell ft Co, wiU sell 76 head at Chicago during ths Fat
. . i . , ij Lirtit uit'M . . 1
Prut. Chs. Ludwig Von Seeger
Profit r of Mfdieku si 7?.W Catorttfy t
KnttktofUu W Aiutrian (hdtrnf 1M4 htm
trim Knvtt9ommtMfrr olkt Royal Span
w Order w Itabeilat Knight at tht Hoyat
of th Lrtitm of Honor, Etc. , Etc , uyi :
"I.IKBIW tO.Ht'OfA HKEt'TOniO
hould not bs conloandeii with tbs horde
of truhy onrs-ailf. It ii in no nun ol the
word a ratrnt remedy. I am thoroughly
oonraraant with Ita mods ol preparation,
and know it to b not only a Icrtimste phar
ta i 11b eommenditinnf It baa rcsisd In all
parti of ths world It sustains Mnoe ol
maceutical product, bet alro wormy 01 tns
xi. vuo, vuimna. iron enu tiiiiirh
which re dioulvsd In purs asnalns Span-
liMt. Uoet, Uuimns, Iron and laliaaya.
ii d iiureriRi urown ensrrr. '
Invalnabl to all who are Roa Down, Nsr
tou, Dyiaptis, Bilioas. Malarions or af
flicted with wsak kidnsyi. Jtewara at
Her Majesty's Favorite CosmeMe
Vted hy Ber Royal Biglineu ll Prinetaf
Wnrasnd ths nobility. For ths Skin, Cooa
plsiion, Kruptinna, Chapping, RoaiDnsia.
100. Of druwiipi.
I.IEBIU (tt.'H Oennlae Hyrnp of
Rarsaparllla It guaranUad aa ths seat
SarMartlla In tbs market.
ti. V. OeiMl. an Ml BRAT STREET
ACID IRON EARTH
Is an aqueous solution of tbs sola
nolo matter In m mineral earth
found In Choctaw comity, Ala.,
near the famous Hindoo mineral
springs. This eatth had (real lo
cal celebrity as " Honors' i:arth,
from tho name ot the discoverer
of the bed or mine, now owned by
tho Aold Irou Karth Company, at
For Oyspepala,all derangement
of the Dlfeetlre Organs and tho
Liver, Chin Diseases, Cuts, Hume,
Bcalds and Hrnlsee, ACID IKON
EAHT1I la a specific. Hhuma
(Ism and other rhronle diseases
yluld to Its curative power with
Intlrsly Iras from Alcohol or any drug what
ever, ACID IR0R IARTH fully dnirii) las
words embraaed In Itt trademark, "NtTURkt
PWN REMSDY." lea frts pamjiklot. te ke
had of all Druggists.
At Whnleanle br Yn Vlfft Co.
CORRUGATED IRON SIDING
And Iron Rooflnge
Fire, Wind, Water and Ilfc-htnlnK
prnor. Huitahls for all klndi of buildinri.
For pricei and satimatoi at factory ratoi,
oall on or addreai
MEUPIIId METAL A W00P MF'O CO.,
38 ft 440 Muln ,i taj 21 ft 21 Mulberry it..
MEMVIIIH. TKNN. , .
Headquarter for Iron Kenoel and Creatine,
Ualvanlwdlrnn Cornlos.TIn Rrofa ft btoTot.
i. 6, SCHMIDT & SON
mpnrteri and dsalsri tn final, Ammu
nition ,nd rUiilaaTaehle, llnlldere'
Hardware, tleelrle Hells and An
nnnelatorslor Ho tali and Kaaldsncsi.BdS
Main street, Memphis, Tenn. Jflsotris
loppiisialwaya oa hand. JUpalr'M neatly
WANTFFI A0ENTt).Menand Womea,
nrtniC.Utoa.il V'TUH CHILD
IB LB" Introduction by K?-. J. 11. Via J
oant, D.D. One stent haa aold 4 Inatowa
of 67i p.opl.i ons 73 In stIIIsis, of 714 oat
new arent 8B In 10 dayai ons 19 two moose
iIts waakat ons 40 In I daya at two di!Tere
timaa..Kiperlens notnecaiaary. Aidrstl
CAKHKLL AOO. (L't'd,
40 Dearborn ltr.t Chicago.
"Untie n" Trouser Stretcher
Patented in Europe and Uni
ted Hiatal. Hole Agents In
United ntale for celebrated
John Hamilton ft Co. tHrntch
ar. Takaa dhic ulna: oat ol
knees restorea pantaloon! to
original ahape. Only patentee
Stretcher ooinbinina aoraw roe
in oouihination with olampa.
All otberi Infrlnaemanta.
Ordinal and oniy stretches
irrniliiieu's use. Ita
ttilireil aaourely packed. Price U AO. Writ
lor circiilnra. A.enta wanted In every olty,
W. W. MM MOAN '. Moslon.Maesj.
ALL paraonl are hereby warned not to
purohaaal'ortiflcata No. 9(1 for tn ahares
Maaonin Temple Stock, limed to R. W. Shel
ter., April II, 1H74. a it bin been I "it or mie-
ld. ana I 11 Ave a 0 D lea lor uuiiiickio.
H. K. KIlKLTON, Admlnli
W. If. UUUHEY,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Office, 508 Main Street,
First Door Booth of Englnehouta.
parBtriot attention given to all builnaai In
muted to his r-.ra.
Late of Brooki.Kiely ft Co.
J. W. 6TILLWKLL ft CO., Trey. O.
in your same w """f1 wv.:T-
Don't iorgst ths day. Now is
.TILL ELL CO.
Stock Show in Kovembsrw