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HIS Ti, SASUVILLI-'.
HEVIVAL OP A I.ONK HIOJEC Ui
lo KnuFrom TliM:Hjto JVasliTill?
by Wny of MmtTiIle aud
Tl.fl follwinu meo-.oria:, o'inM.y
y-m r d (or te diiei'iors of Uie pr -pond
Sfahu 1 nd Mfiuphia Kail
roat', ti t forth the Bt!vni-ta( (A the
fuU mplated route: Tlie iu:eriir
biis tits and advatit.iKearf tboir line
re now more apparent thsn evr.
Tbe iron minrs in the counties
thronnh which it runs have been par
tially djvelopsl, end the timber inter
est have Urctnd general attention.
Toe towns of Bolivar and iieoderson
and L?xinRton lave ir.creesod In husi
neN impjrtance Dd popu'aiion, Boli
var hait g received the location of the
Asylnm ol tlm Insane, an t a ablirh
went which will ccs'. $.100,CO'J when
flui.hed.aod arcommtte EDO patient
The original Nuahville and Memphis
Kailrcad, which was Incorporated In
1IH4, fi 11 throngh and was abandoned
oo account of me failure of t'.e Benny
syndicate, and the dupieeniou then of
railroad brBimsa anJatriugaiity of t ie
ii , lint Hut it now tinned
tks proceed route will bo adoptt'd
and tLo 1 ne speBi'ily built by torn a r,f
the cninpni.it-B which ae etii g
linen fnui Mim.ihia to wauls Nabh
till8, Tho JtewiorUI .iiie lllr-clry ofihe
NknIiWI.. Mviuphia iittll-
Thi) uadersigned cjmm'ttee, ap
l.eintt d by the t it i 't a of Bo!i v.ir and
Hardurufm connty, Tenn., ivjmrttul'y
snhinlt thut tor many yeaia a line of
railroad pinning from Memphis dingo-
' lly arnss Wttt Ter fcessoB and to
Nnehvil e by the shortest route, has
been dueled a DfCtS-ity. What is
now known as the Memphis and
Ohnr'e.-ton railroad w..soriginnlly pio
jeetfd via Somerville and Bolivar, but
ui that eaily day its project'ire, nnable
to obtain the imcetsaiy mi'iini and lor
Hie pmprse "I se1 urmg t!.e Ptate aid
prewired by Miralss ppl and Alabama,
sit fluctnl f om ti e iiopofed line nnd
the road was built fmtiier south acd
msdo to pm through N irth Miesie
nlppi and N irlh Alabama. The old
I'agn and mail route from Memphis to
Nashville was via Humerville and Bol
ivar and thence in a northeaeteily dl
lecilnn to Nashville, and this gi-mira!
dirfc'lon y.'t affords the moi-t direct
practicable rou'e between these two
metropolitan fiths of Tonneoeee. In
1872 the people along said route, im
reFS' d with tbe nerei'Sity for direct
communication by rail witn their cup
ital city, Nashville, and their
coimreriial metropolis, Memphis,
andertook to bnild said line, and
orgunli d what is known as the Mom
phis nnd KnoxvlMe Ii .ilroad Company,
tlp.m a careful iuvestiuation by a corps
of skillful en.interp, charged with the
duty of reporting thu most direct and
most advantageous route, and after a
sarvey of several different lines fri m
Tenueesee river to Memphis, this
tonle wai mlooled ou which the Mem
phis and Kuoxville railroad was lo-'ed-namely,
from Memphis via
Macon, Somervilli', Bclivar end Hen
df won, and thence toT. nnessf-e river.
A glaniiM at the map of Trnnessno will
how this to be aim s' au air line fiom
Memphis to Centervide, in llnkuiau
ounty. A road on this line would
psss through the most fortile nd
prf ul ns poitiora ot Hhelby and F y
tle cooniiee. It woiilJ etrike the
ounty set's of Fayette, Hrdimn,
Cluwter, Lcxlnglon and Hondorfon
coamtes, and oomniand the buslnetis
f Macon, Somerville, BolivHr, llen
deisnn and Lexinguin. Tho local
bnalce-s cd the c mntir is vmy
lar)re. Fayette has a tax able wealth i f
4,iHiO,Ol, llardemm a tax.ibln wuiMi
cf $.! L'SUiOO, nmt Ol.cH'er n taxable
weiillh of f :',Otl0.l.OO. Fuyttlii county
rai (s and eh pa enuiia! y nbm 1 4 l.OtH)
t)leeof cotton, llardmnati ab .-iit'JO,-000
b loi, and Cl.tsior ah. ut 18,010.
From Koineirv.lle to Mompldi tho
priip"sud liue runs thruigh n
mot pnu'piMouB ai:d wealthy section,
Hommvlle has no mutt ciivmiI
Meiuphlf). Coil from l'iitburg, II mr
and provieinni I ruin N. Lom nud
Cairo are tl tatod to Memphis n id
tran'ferred to cars and shipped theiKe
to Mmerville, and tu turn, Somerville
and Fayotti ounty ship their pro
ducts of cotton, cat'lo, fiuitn, etc., to
Memnhis. Witti B ilivir their cusn 1b
uita diffurent. Situated on a grtat
through touth ana north line, hnr
trad n is almost cxclus vdiy Willi bl
I.ouis and Chlcaio on the north ad
New Orleans on the south. Memphis
gits eomparaiivuly little of the trade
of l5ol iv ar ana unraeraan county.
The road, aa surveyed and adopted.
from Bidivar to Somerville is over
easy grades and throniih a ferti e and
highly cultivated and thickly settled
tieciiou, and tklning the finest body
of white oak, bhIi, poplar, cypwes,
beoch and hlckcry timber tnat poesl
hly can be (onnd in Tenneesee, and
in klmnat lnexhnuttiblo quantities.
Runnli geast from Bolivar the line
strikes a Bictinn of country thickly
settled with small farms and nfloiding
tho mist abundant snp-ly of pine
timber to be found west of the Ten
nessee river or in in the entire Siata
of Tennessee. These pine forests
through which the road is locale and
graded, would supply N.is'iville and
the manulai taring towns of Middle
Tenneesee for au indefinite period
with the finest pine lumber, and thi
pine area extends from 1 1 -tuhle river
to wittiiu a few miles of Henderson.
The latter place ii sitmb d on tho Mo
bile and Ohio rmlro.id, ard is the
county seat f the new county of
Chettir Jc is a tturishing town of
about 1000 people, and noted aa au
4iuctio: al center f r this secilon.
F.-t 'if this town by easy grad.s the
line ex.enJs to the Tennessee river,
tr.ivart-ing a rich and desirable motion
of country, notably the Jacs crefk
country, and dotted in many tarta
with a v rgin foiettof g ant trees, and
peihaps never excelled in quality and
variety cf poll and timber, and entire
ly without railroad facilities. The
people are lutelliuert and enterpiis
inir, but they have been so far unable
los iu'e raihoid facilities, and their
trading hts been principally by wauona
to llendeiean and points on tbe Mo
bile and hio railrcad, or to the Ten
nessee ?itr. Such are some of the
advances of this route, to eay noth
ing of their trade In poultry, live
pio k and farm products. And yet
'iiot t no of 1he-e towns or conDtiii ex
cep" Sliell.y las any trade rela
tions with Nashville of any im
.pn't'ircp. Your couimiitre diem it
a eed evident prjpohiiii n tLat the
local hu iiK i-h of a ra'lroa 1 forma no
ins gnil c u' 'act r iu its value, md a
Uh whic'.i O; cni np a c i ntiy not al
rtady trav rn;d ly other railroads aud
n; t ' x i 1 n'.Trv ctier coinpo ii g line',
arid abuundiu: in Kro t laiional
wealth, ii far (.. ii'il.i o ore hu:u
niu'it n(e emi '.y, fi.im t:,ts a t, cm
pete for busine i h m old e tah
lin'nd line. A r. iirna.l a p o.tu nt nt
thinsr, afixt 'r-, an l tlm ui i- termory
it Ciiu muke u.bulirj w n,e
gr.at-r w l! be i s intr'.isin value a" a
ra.lrrd ar:dat an invi'itm'r t. Pcr
harsno eed on ot 'ha seme ana in
t'ne I'ui ed Sta-is ofl.-ra to the enpa
ciiim (a-IU.it a better inv etaint
thin isr ff-rtd iu t'.iB ta-dd c i'h'U
ou.i to this ro.it ,'f ithce-ti-blshtd
.s tl e li 'oof t'l Nahvi 1 er.d Men
ptij ru.ilro.d w-.it of th Tninefsee
river. Theee 'an.!fl, es uro !nct:ven
uuy iu Tciiu'tir c, and f irt-ils un'-nr-pi'f-.-ed
in ihe va'oe of their tiu.l er,
willHOon rewound with (he sickle of
th i :ei.i)or a d ih- vrhi 1 of the s earn
rawuiill nd f dory. Eu-this is but
ote view cf the caie. A reMpioca'
! en fit ia,tn dh'e'y eeaaffl. O.irc p
ital c.'v watts ju t wbt we I ae to
cell. Her fact' ry ar d men of c. pital
are racMng: cut for ju.t such
jaw materittl ss we can .u,
ply. Aid, on the other band,
we want just what she is able and
ucxiuui to aupjjly. We want our
goods and mannf'ctured aitxles at
ur own doors. We want to get our
wagons and plows and such eup ilies
as we do not raise ourrelves from our
own cities. And wo want our coal
and Iron from the bowels of our own
neikhborirg counties where they lie
as ynt untouched by the ekiU of man,
and though exleting in exhaustless
beds within bo short a distance, we
have been driven to bu at enormous
co t from the mines of PrnDaylvania.
We uien no di-pa agement to sny
other line, but we atk can you l y de
flecting to men rtn or s-.u u o-nain
tiio eau.e advautg"r? Can you by
auv o her louto loader to la'gea
eictloiof woahh c unt'y trlbuary
toy ur lii.e? K you ditt ct tithe
n rib ycu come in c mpt tion with
tilt V n srille and Nakhvilo railroad
aad Naehville, Chattanooga and St,
L uia railrocd. It T"U d(lei;tto'ha
poutti yon come it Jcompt tition with
tha Munpind ana unainbtoi rail
road, ftiy.la on the oi.e aide end
Chorybdis on thoo: her meetyou. Your
intermt a'id f-a'cty lue in fiDdingthe
pjj Idle line. Tho e are old etabHshcd
rnutfl. If you ihould run near them
you will build up a country that will
dividoitj business aud btor, per
h pa, a full half on your rival.
If von a.lout the urorosjd line you
build up a busineea that ia yours In
pirpctuity ana yours atoue; cutting
of rates aud petty J alou?ios and an
ricy incea will be precluded and oh
vit'd, But en p pose this line Is not
adopieJ, then you nesrs'sdly los the
hnxinesa of theiB county towi a: II ru-
deison, Bo'lvar, Somerville ai.d Lex
iiigt' n. While you may parlially de
b roy thero, you jire to that ei t 'ni in I ur-
ing yourselves, uowever, ii your nne
runs through them a new life will be
impattod to thria, and yon will aooo
1 ava thriving little cities, where prop
priv will keen race with your uwu.
and wldch will thiow into your laps a
trad and buainers that will betcaicely
less than wonderful. Again, suppose
the rouie la located by Jaciron. Wi.lle
von woud lose all the HdvantJgos
a')ovo datai'ed you would pain no
Cumpenaatory bene II f, lor Jactsun
does not need your mad,. She hai
now thO competing lines. Th sc are
HHch cnttliiu at the olhcr. and frm'fihti
to and f om Jackion are gauged aad
r-Ciled by thPBn old esfahliolied lines
to such a minimum as destroys the
carrier's profit. Wi h thesj two g'ra'
siu'h and north line's yon would im
meJixtely have to compi to But this
is only par: of the trouble. Any
direct line from Jacksi n to M'ni.h s
loives out of its course all the im
portant towns of Chester, Hardeman,
Fayette and HUelby, and practic tlly
forfaits all the business of these three
counties fit named. But again it is
amathoumtlosl proposition wi h which
evory school boy is familiar, that the
ahoitett dirtance' biween i ny two
given placei is a straight Hi e. Now
instance ia tbe building of railroads is
ui.t to be ovutlo ilieJ, other things
being tquil wisdim aud bu li.ess
innciplt9 demand the shortcut line,
a these days uf rivalry and push
tt.oe liocs it a' oll-r the q iickssi
time aod t-ho.test route; get ttie bnai
nut, Busiuo a Dion value time moM
iiuu money. N iw, t.koamao and
draw a rtrd'ght lino fr m 0 nur.i le
or iroui Wuu'a Lmdlcg ti Memphis
a d it wil1 uasoluiosl directly thrt.ugu
lirndiueon, B 1 var end Somtrvii e
ana Macon, it will alto be even that
it. Biuinlies tho middle lice between
ihe Loulsviilu aud NtiHhviile on the
north and ll'O Mom pi. in and Chi-rlen-
ion on the uou l', and traverses diag
oually from Memphis thr. ugh We t
Tenneiwee, tho very coction tuat needs
a road and which would con-
tilbute most to tha local huul
nBs of a railroad and is not
tqntiguousor tributary to the other
competing lines, it H thus seen tnat
in addition lo these advances a sav
ing in distance of about fifteen or
twenty m.lis is eflected, and this Is no
small item, particularly when it If
seen that tbo necessity of crossing sev
eral rivers is avoided and tho co t ot
brdglngacd treading avoided. Now,
a laving of twenty miles in distance
at, say 125,000 a mile, ia equivalent to
1600.000. In addition to the over
whelming item in tha distance and
coft, there is effbred in favor of our
proposed route the entire road bad,
right of way a d franchises ol th
Memphis and Knoxvllla. Thia, it is
confidently believed, can and will be
turned over to the company if the
proposed line is adopted. Your com
mittee havo no doubt about this. It
is aomething to have a rout already
surveyed and riitht ot way secured;
but we c ff.r you in ire. We offer yon
twenty-five uiilis of graded road bed,
which cost us $100,000. Without bur
dening this memorial with further de
tail or statistics we beg to nppeud hereto
aa exhibits of the h sou roes of tha
country ontig ns to this route,
and as illustrating its superior ad
vantages over any other route, tha
circular letter to the citlaens of Mem
phis, ltsned by the President of , tho
M. aud K. iaifr:ad in 1873, also tbe
official annual report in pamphlet ot
tha .president of (aid road to the di
rectors, isiued iu 1872. We pledge
ourselves as a committee and ss indi
viduals, and aa representing this com
munity, to stive all the aid and luda-
ence in our power to the building of
this road over the proposed route, and
Hitter ourselves mat uie aa vantages
of this route in the topography,
of country over which it runs, in tbe
aavhoa of , distance, in the develop
ment of local trade which can bo per
petually bold and increased in tbe
avoiding ot competitive line, and the
country occuphd by them, and ia Ihe
direction of line alreidr surveyed
and located from Tenneese river to
Mamnhia. after Inducements lnconv
parab'e superior to any other con
ceivabl route. - t .
B. P. WKl.T,
0. A. frIMiKK.
A.T M.NKAU. ,
Aawlher ni rnrhlaa? Howe.
Pt. JorBrH, Mo., N .vember 2V
Tbe B o d or v red us or trie new t'.
Jinnnh S" ck Yuda mot tod ty and
e'octid ollheis, F'ivo buudnd a rrs
smth rf he oitv lnve been piiro' ased
md f'JOO.iOO will lie ixpi'idud (in the
iiiemlBie i.ex' rear. Huai'e baa I een
nte.veJ in tLio y.'rlu for p.Kk r.g
TO TAKE PLACE IX AVASIIIXU-
T:JX, MiY 21,17.
$23,000 In Trlz" ti Uf trihnted
Amooir the 'u ce-i.fiil t niniia-its
from AU the Mutes.
VVVniNa-ios, D. CNovmbfrCS.
The r o.d rjttti'.i a1 i iiil and en-rainpm-i
t 1 ai lak-:: d fiiito eh"pi
and wi t be a deeded flucei'. It is
to rouio f fl oa th 23.1 of May, 187.
Mr. J. U. DeL up, the managing
s?cretary, in'e v e.wed by a cm
p nent ai to tbe atlatr, a sweicu:
''You din fled that endens din
this proof of a gnrierd circuar, just
ir. m ne printer, xou see we state:
"TheoH -ctof tlhuato ial drill is
twofdd: First, as an inc-n'.ive to ad
vanoemint aDd prcfiriency in ti e sci
eiicet'f aims of tbncititn so diery of
the Union thiongh emulation and
friendly competition on the common
ground cf tbe nutinral capital; Bee
oud, tbe maang of repreieniative
men comprised In the voluiteer or
ganizations in the fraterr al associa
tions of a camp, whe.e tl ey may bit
ter aopMo ate erch oil ei- aud learn
mutual rtliarce, ahrnld tbe national
rrstrves ev r be c died to i tund ahcul
dtr toahc.ulder in difenee of thuir
"The ei'Cin,,ary chject is to filva ihe
vrst c odj nf vis t r, always curious
s to the at rnctioDS of the capital, the
opp ntuiiity of visinng th-im at the
nv u: bfiiutifu1. eb well is the moat
convuuli nt, Hea-ou ol thu yea', and at
tuch rates i f round trip tiavel and
with Fii h additiritiai a 'tiauurms in-
c ud d as will m ike the viuit prscu i.-riy
meoiorabla. Fiv.ni the aimo't ntim
hollas letters received f ach mail fioio
every tec inn this drill p'omi is to be
come au immense) nat oual corign ga
llon botu of milila y and civilian vis
"The criur try eeemi ta realize, even
befo e any fikiul u te. ance ot them,
the po nts of a1 traction this o ty pos-
Ees'pf, ai st forth In the circular now
prep ring. You now we ray :
' 'Mo4t eertial in the railroad travel,
between all sections cf the country;
having witbln a radius of 200 u.ihs
(leea than hull a day's travel) au a gre
g iti population if 10,000,OOU; replete
with bjdt ric and nat:on d aseociaiionn,
and the center of nadonal curiosity;
with nifigaifkeLt public bnidingt.
erend avenue, epaciona naiks ai.d
splendid risldencos, which c mb ne
to make her tbe most beautiful city
oil the continent, with rarest fiic.litiea
for camp at d di ill ground and per
fection o' trai.sit from pi.ii.t to p iut
atchtapt-at la'ee, Wishirg on (iffoia
attractions, far beyond all othr cities,
for such cou vocation of tha National
Unardi and if the rational r u'llio.
The c immittee aasu e'i all comers
civilian as well as nii itiry fiuttue
tiunU lailro.id lines ana their connec
tions will bring mles f r round trip
travel within reach of the m et m d-
eat pnrae; tb.it every care will be
taxen Dy aspecu iy appointed com
mittee of citizens to furnish dehvled
and reliable iuformatiou to visitors as
to board, lodging, etc., and to gii'ird
tbem ggiinst every spout of untaii
no s and extoni'in.'
"As for thes'ddieis, we already have
applications locking to tliei eutry of
niuo regiments, aavea battaliO' B and
flxty-suven companirs. These cover
to this time twenty-five different
vtatca, ard among the npuc'ed trim pa
are euoh famous drill ifams as tho
CI ii ka'aw Guards and Por er Chicka
eaw Guards of Memi hi", and Puittr
K (1 s id Nashville, wl ioh propose toe
teoig nla ition of their o'd 'chain don
te'iui to mBt thoae more n.odern
viit rs, the Houeton L;gtt Gu.rdiof
T xa', the Mot He h'ys end thenned
Dt.ompai-y of fjr. Paul, Minn. Tre
Mi w ick -ei L'g1 1 Horse b'quadr n and
her F.rst Lliiht Battery aie air ady In
iin. I wa promi es afl.ie to; ting lit
1 1 many v mpuniee, tncluiliug the
Governor's Grays ot Uuhnqn ', Vtuca
line Kitlei and othtrs. Micbh an wi 1
snid htr Custer Gna'dsand, wtl opn,
her famed Detroit L ght Gunrd. Om
neutii'iit prop si'6 her Ha tloid Com
pany K and eeve'a1 mere Mlnnisott,
Oouipri; y B, ISi-ve th Kegimxnti
Miiueepolia Light Infat.try. Nw
J rsey, uer Z Jiiaves and rthers. In
dia. a, the famous Light B tterv at d
'L uavea of Indianapo Is. New York,
spnrate companbs from Kocheete .
Buffalo and elsewhere, with cevrral
nuted full ngimtnts from the
city yet ti dicida. Louieiana, her
famous Field Artillery, O.escent Light
Guard. Louisiana R lies and others.
MisslaMppi, a half dozen companies
and probably a full battalion. Ohio
will send the crack Governor's Guard,
of Columbus; Compicy K of the
Seventh OjIo Natiocal Guard, from
Celina; tb Wooster Cadets and
others. From Rhode f eland will come
the veteran Kentish Guard aud prob
ably a battalion of five companies.
Illinois that due Battery A, from Dan
ville, the Chicago Z utavea aod others.
Missouri, Company Do' tha Seventh
Kansas Ci.y and eevtral St. Louis com
panies, witn, of ecu me, the champion
Busch Zouaves. These ar names
taken at random from a correspond
ence c ivj-ring almobt the entire Un on.
Of course there can be no formal en
tries as yet, our board having issued
no line of flic al announcement; but
they indicate a surpriaingly wide
spread interest and fcresbadow an at
tendance of cit'z n soldiery hitherto
nuapproeched both In quality and
In quantity. ;
i' "As for fie prizes, we propose to
give medals of boaor in go.d, Bilver
acdbroiiie, accordlug to grade, be
tides uiagniucnt souvenir s'ands of
colors to regimorit, and more than
double tb largest money piiri'syet
offered, graded , amoou the infantry,
cavalry, artilluiy and a inave a-ms i.f
tervlee, with special pr ae f ir cidet
corpi from Btate and 1 mU.tary st ools.
The awards will he made upon
Judgment of officers of the regular
army of the ilJnlttd States specially
deaigna'od by . tb War Department
for. tnat epoilal orvloe. Th pro
otauimt tax ; the different drills will
hesnade by them also, and till, of
course, be uokoown to the committee'
as is usual in such eve. There will
be literally 'a fair field and no favor,
shown to all comers, aod look for
psrfoct satisfaction to follow th re
sult The crack corps have become
educated to competition by the inter
state drills of the ppt tow years,
notably those at Nashville, New Or
leans, Dubuque, Houston and Mobile,
After the last named, in May, 1885.
there was neither protest nor . din
r atiafiction, The folders are content
to let the best men win, and as we
propose cot lees than twenty fceparate
pr's-a in moiey, plus t'e horn r cry
douatlon, there ia field wldeenouvb
for plucking hon is as well as pr fit.
Hmet d. re in r-tta couip' t.ti. n.
have been re t'icted cn'lrtly t com
I any txc diet c a i s f.il point, but
not ei Ull'Ut'y cmvprdhtusive to
rate giutrd a AA eishlp.
m ii i r ireiciKNtT.
'The Ni' tial Drill aims at th
h;gher ol ject of te.t for tlkict.cy in
the drill and iLso-ction of full re,"
met.ie e.r,d b -t'ai oni. This op-ns t,
new fi Id f r many g eet lO-ps whtih
hav never yet enta ed the c tnp'ti
live fl-lrr, ni.d with t we l op t'rthov
8'ich a ho fv of critic ' trir-js on IVnn
svlvania av.tiun oi De o ation Day
J8'7, es will g'v-tv -n m o li u new
id"a r.f the (cea-!i-ia,-( IU :it ncv a-il
v ue nf :h it na i i al iwwk, ihe Na
l onai (Iu id, whi-ri ih y willfpr
snt It ic, nl c iu se, t in ea ly to
e.etk in cxac' tnrii a ol thH certauty.
LAt.OKLV Btl)U('UI) I1A1LR liD DATEH
Ficilities fr v i'urs have b?eo
nii-di to aad from the drill. All tlie
g-eat lines have are.dy iutrettud
themselves in tlii event, in the
d ub e spirit uf liberality and of bu.ii
ticsf. And o meit thn rqniait-8 of
the occasicn the na ional drill will aid
to its purely mi itarr f atur.s othxrsto
suit tl e vs'yicg piiiiic taite. Among
these may be no td thein'en ioa to
Lave promenade baLd concert each
evening of drill week in tbe illu
minated drill giou ds. Here will be
beard tbe best pe furmaLcei of the
b st musie by the beet bands attain
able. Already the mn t pr m;n nt
organ'zttions of tbe Wist have ii
prised a desire to comptte with the
g'eit bauds of the E a', so ycu see
tnat the musical h a urea ah ni will be
la-getv attraciivH. B -sidee, it has al
ways been fi nnd tint an eurkmpooent
tf v.ired ccmp it;on i in i leli, a
great mnei fur iul) ic curios ty, .nd,
of couib", t ie c meeting tr.mpi at
Cmp Gio'ge W shitigo:: as this
national camp will be named will be
cmpe.d urder brigade co'nmaude.
Krperience lin t tight that orly in
ihia way ran perf ct fatness and p r
feet dis1 i; lins bi maintained at the
tamt tim", and Io h are pla;n!yes
Eenti 1 j such sac e as we him at.
HOLES NOT ET PEIIFKCTSD.
No; it ia n t pr; 'taljle that tbe full
regimen's compu'ing will be Blrictly
held to this rule. Obvious reasms
occur why stlch large nucRes nf men
of varied oornr-ati.'na and inc uvs
migKt not ju-t'-y b held together f. r
suih hngth of time hb t'e encamp
ment, Hits ia cot t tiled ofHciully,
for detaihd ru'esof camp are not yet
perfected. It is given only as the
probable ruling. And besides the
general features i f encampment and a
competitive drill we proroan epclnl
d-ns.Buch es Governor Day, when
a 1 Goveino's, Ailj i ant Gouera's ai d
loepec'or Goi er. ls of StatHs will bs
invited to rev.ew the brigades; Regi
ment Day, (or ra ad-t and review in
compettiun; Rata in Day and P es;
dent's Day, and, nn the Huuday pre
ce 'ing Metionul Day, the mi.itiiy
etrvicea tf CtiapUin'a D.iy.
. YKOA, MISS.
Tbe fJTeet or Hi" l.nen ot Ihe
lOOBEKSrONDCKCI (ir TBI APPIAL
VxROifA, Mies., November 24 L-e
county hes boas'e I that she was one
of tl e beet cottonand c jru counties in
the Biatft. Thia year she falls far
ehort of her aver.igo crop, Liberal
estimates place tl e c itton crop at 40
per coot, lesa than last yer and corn
at 51 per cent. )e -a. Mr. J. N. McO. rd,
living five mi'es west of thin plnce,
one of the most (uco a: ful farmers of
tlie connty, today infnrrns ub that on a
certain ten awe cut of bottom land he
la-t yer ga'beret eiaht ha es. This
same land will t o make exceeding 1C0
pounua ol Bea cotton per ace. this
is owing to tlie livteness of the crop,
enrly front, and io :-ct heavy rains.
Last year we had fl"t killing frost ou
November 19. 1ib yenr we tad a
killing fro t on Ovol er 20. There are
thousands of se es of land in this
county that annu l y m ikshnlf a hale
per acre th it will not u ake 100 couida
tf B:ie l cot'ou. VVe (Bt mnte the p'e-i-enttropat
less Han 6,00i000 hubs.
The ra ling i i.b io are ery much
dieappoinu-d if Lite a, not ite;t the
Al'PUAi, on tbe evnii g train. Cannot
buy a Memphis p per iirc tin ciiange
of Bchtdule ou tl o M. &. A. K. R.
K. K. W.
A UltEAT Iil'LL FKillIEK
Arrives nt Ilofmin and I Prrpar
IliK lor It II iku,
New Yobk, No.i mbtr 25 The fol
l wug letter ta bienreieiv d f om
Havana under dtu of Noveuibfr20:h:
KiH.or C iconava a wuliliy piopii tor
who was kidi.apped by bundt's, h-is
beenreliased on paymi nt of tbe ran
som i eked Thn treat event of the
week was the ar iv. l ol Mais Mazi
lini, the famous lull fiht-r, who wi l
give fi urteen exiii'iitioi.s of bioekill
iu Cuba. Mkzaiiul bn ught with him
fr in Spain a number of carefully
selected bulls, a the Cubtn bull Is
not si.fflideutly ti rc to make a real'y
interesting fight. F r his fourteen
exhibitions M.znt'ni will receive the
sum of $lf,000. The prices of admis
sion to tbe fights are extremely high,
and greatly in excess cf any ever be
fore charged. It is ba'dly neceesary
to say that the attendance will be
in t iiuKcu.
"Life ti ikortl" the prenchsr cried
from hit eatplt uii on hie .
Jumeioo beard. : d oit r elhed;
"l'rnel abi truel Anilioaml."
"Life real I'' Hit preeeher laid.
Jmeon oi'ddeil. Vain regrets
Sawed to vaiienoehiii bead,
"bo," be aifhed "are nil my debts ."
"Life Ii earnertl" next he benrrl.
Told mill noieil throurh all hie pnre.
"Yet," he whli ioil. "tliHt'a the word.
Bo are all mr erudiinr."
Aa Herein EBlnrr ntlf Rewarded
Pobtach, Wis , November 25. En
gineer L tte, whose he role attention
to duty on the nikht cf the East Kin
disaster undoubtedly raved many
lives, was presented lost evening by
Bishop Whipple with a gold medal.
Ttie B'sbop was on bis way home
frou Pi iladelpriia, where be had tbe
t. ken ttrnck off at the United States
Mint. The obverse side bears the in
scription, 'Biiihop Whipple to
Tbomas Little," and the reverse Bide,
"For bis heroism in saving the lives
of passengers at Klo, Wi., October 28,
188tt." The m'dsl is plain but very
neat, beirg a tr fie smaller than a
silver dollar.- Tie recepient was
t-iken erttirely by surpilee, and
Bishop Whipple left for home on the
night train, titer having paid the
charming t ibute to the engineer. "
nialicat Awardi r Nnlnlala Earapi
TV ...,. ne rk it. fatal en mtt
powrrluT r"iBlr .Udowo 'or RheomtlTi,
riearirr, Jieurtmia, LUDiro. um-iK"".
Weaknrat, Cn d in the Obe-lard sll aohee
ami ia;n, Initorf d l.j 6HW liiyipUii aid
i. .......I... aC th hi. haul rei.uia. ltenpoa e
PIhio- prom I'll r. Iiera asd core where
otner ptanlen and ro:iy a r, linlrotnu
ai d li,tin are al'iii(aly amlee. Kwr
ot Imiiatit-np unuer hitnilar Hound ninninefl,
ruch aa ' Cui'siouiu,' ' i anunli." Ci-i-in
" timi utt. rt aor hleM and in-
ten.lad to Ueeive. Ak rim I) K9"H'a t
Ttaa xooTiues au o-uki iu. Movai
A JOUKiiUiN, lT0'"..lora, ftew orx.
NOVKMI513U 20. lSSG.
AYER'S h ITr
It' the Liver be- "DTT T Q
comes torpid, ii X7 JL I 1 I
the bowels are cmstif a'cd, or il the
stomach fail to pt-rfirm its funo
tbns properly, use Ayer's Tills.
They are invaluille.
For pome yi'ars I was a victim to
Liver Cnni(!aiiit, in cirpcqueoce of
which I Kuff.'rod from Gem ral De
biliry and Indigi'st.ioo. A lew boxes
nf Ayer's I'ilh resti red me to per
fect health. W. T. Biiiihtncy, Hen
derson, W. Va.
For years I have relied more upon
Ayer a I'ilh limn anything else, to
my bowels. Tliew Pllla are mild In action,
and do their work thoroughly. I have used
them with good eflVct, ill caws of lilieo
mutlMii, Kidney Tronlile, and Dvupepaia.
O. K Miller, Attleboroush, Mass.
Ayer's Pills cured me of Stomach and
Liver trouble, from whlcU 1 had Buffered
for yearn. 1 consider them the best pills
made, and Would not be without them.
Morris Gates, lovuvllle,N. Y.
I wn attacked with Bilious Fever,
which was followed by Jaundice, and wa
o dangerously ill that my friends de
spaired of my recovery. 1 commenced
taking Ayer's Pills, and soon regained my
customary strength and vh;or. JohnC,
Pattisou, Lowell, Nebraska.
Lait apring I suffered grently from
troublesome humor on niv side. In spite
of every effort to cure this eruption, ft in
creased until the flesh beeiiino entirely
raw. I was troubled, tit I ho same time,
with Indigestion, and distressing pulus in
By the advice of a friond I br?fin taking
Ayer's Pills. In a short time' 1 whs free
from pnln, my food digested properly, the
sorea on my body commenced heiiiinir,
and, in less ihim one month, I wua cured.
Samuel D. White, A'Janla, Oa.
1 have loner used Aver'a Pills, in my
family, nnd believe them to he the best
pills uiudc. S. C. Dui den, Durdou, IRsi.
Sty wife and litllo girl were taken with
Dysentery a few duvs jro. aud 1 al onca
beiran plvlng them smitll doses of Aver'a
Pills, thinking 1 would call a doctor If th
disease became any worse. In a short
time tbo bloody di'sclmnres stopped, all
pBin went awav, nnd health was restored.
Theodore Esliiig, ltichmoud,Va.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayr & Co., Lowell, Mux
Sold by all Dealers In Medicine.
EVR1Y hou-fkeepir knows lometMn
about thn troubles earned by mnokine
Dep'aees, whi-b are amenR 'h- rreatest nui
sanoe to be met with, Oi e of tbe luip'irtant
things tobnattendtd to In all hi usee is to see
that the grates are set property, and th.t the
fireplnoes ae eorrtotlv bu'lt. Mr. II.
LKaoN, 41 J Street i an etpert
attbis business and bat patented fouio ar
rangements that enable him to oorrs t suioRT
chimneys and to gt the grta'ot h-at troin
the fuel. All who want fireida es or ehiin
nova n medied should apply tn Mr. LEMON,
wno-e work will irive satlHtaeton.
H KAItsMJitKTr.B t'OH
CORRUGATED IRON SIDING
And Iron Roofln :
Fire, Wluil. Walrr nnt I l;hnlna
prHr. Buitabln for sll kinds of buildings.
For prices and ettimatoa a faotorrra ai
call on or address
MEMPHIS METAL k WOOD MF G CO.,
438 k 440 Main it., and 21 A 23 Mulberry at.,
iaadauarters tor Iron Konc. s and Crontinir,
alTanised Iron itorTiii-e.'l'in Rents toe.
The Christian Brothers have the pleasure
of announoing the complotloB of EXTEN
SIVE ADDITIONS to their College, which
they have provided with all select modern
Improvements and conveniences, and they
ar now enabled to aooommodate an In
creased number of Boarders, Half Boarders
and Day Students.
For Information concerning Terms, Board,
Tuition, etc., tee Catalogue, or apply by mall
or In person to
KALI at IM WKAI.Tia.-Ua. X. O.
a guaranteed speoifla for Hysteria, Disii
ness. Convulsionsa, Fits, Nervnnt Neural-
la, neadaone, nertcs rrostranon, oausaa
. tha naa e.f alAnba at tnbacao i wake
fulness, Mental Depression, fie'tenlng of the
Brain, resulting In insanity and leading to
misery, deoay and death 1 Premature '(id
Am. lUreonnoii. Lose of Power in eituej
s! Involnntary Losses and Sparmakir
rhea, canst J by over-exertion of th brain,
self-aboseoroTorlndaluence. Each boi con
tains on month's treatment. SI box, e
aix boxes for to, senl by mall propaia, on
MMintnl nrin. Wa anarsntcft Six Ilexes
to oar any case. With each order received
by as ror six boxes, aooompaaiea wim i,
w will send th purohaser oar wTitten
guarantee to refund th money It tht reat
menti does -ot effect a onre. ftnaranteoi
Isined only hv A. RNKBKT OO..0)rag
rit. MmpMs. Tewn.
Gas Works for Sale
UNLESS aoonor disposed of at private
1 will offer at ihe Cnarthens door,
in Holly rlue, Miialfci,
On December l,
at publle outcry, lo th hlshest bidder, for
cVi, the entire planft ol the HOLLY
bPKINUS GAS WORKS, eonsistisg of fW
acres of ground, sbout five n lies ol si
pip and connections, brick buildings, holder
tank, t mis, portable engine, etc
A valuable property, whicb the owner sella
only because enrascd tn other hnsines.
It.niLllu CRirT A mhI.
Holly Springs. Miss . Novembee 17 IhsU
IT will be money saved to any lady eon
Umplatiag th pare has of a Bewwg-Ma-ohlD
in th next ninety d.ys to oall and got
prioes of tbe Light-Running H HoaiB
and sa their la' cut Improvement, the Auto
matic Bohbln Winder, which places th
StW HOME several years ahead, of any
machine now in th saarket.l .
4) frnrtss rwrl Hlrrt.
OCULIST Aii3 OPTICIAN,
LATE 0? ST. LOTJI8, MO.,kas Inst tod
up an eleg mt offce over Lytl k Shields'
g'oce y st-re. corner of Adams and Main,
where he isreajy to fit all sigh's and make
glasse- tn enler. The eublio ar informed
that the D etor has no gla-ses tor s.l other
than thoss made h? himself snd in centorm
f ty with the uieteuremeutot the e. Tbe
I).. etor has m ule that b s sreciut studv end
has all the Mem so i title tests and initra
nients to In ure pe 'eet and sv sight.
I'bysieisns ere'etipt ons f r slas siemllr
fil.ed. Offioo tours rnm 9 lo Vi and 1 v.m.
UK II. M. i KW1S,
Orol st an t f'ptieian. No. 211 Msin urest,
auutheatt corner Aauis and Muin.
ii 1 yiili
2G1 JkEJHlSX ST.
OUR fTOCK OF B00T3 AND RHOttS JK AhU AND WINTER WEAR IS M0RB
cowplo e than ever, comprieiog not onlj the best snsi Cnost but also lull hns ol me
dium, durable aod stilish goods, whicb we odor at low figures.
TO TIIK 'I K 1st we oftor special Inducements. Carrying mot of our goods In
SOLID 61XKS, wesre prepared to fill orders lor special sises at NO fcX KA COalt tha
enabling Merchants to Sll iu without being compelled to buy goods not needed.
ADIjBR 33:0.0. c&s OO-
Acenla.for tbCelebrals! W. I,. Doaarlms 8 In' Calf Bbaes nud.fta;
1 sioye NIkm In nil ntrl-t
tsr-n,T,n'5TRAT;n nATAi,orin ajr prtob ltst matlkt rmrw
WM. DEAN, Prea't. I JAMES REILLY. Viee-Pres't. I JOHN LILLY, 8y and Treaa.
DRAW-LILLY COFFEE &SPICE 0.
Coffee Boasters, Spice Grinders,
Importer and Wboleaalo Doaltir In
-205 Main Street, Le8 Block, Memphis.
Win Iai. John 1 lllr. . SJwyln. limn H'I'It. W If. Tin.
M, H, mill & CO,
LUMBER lllIING 1ILL
Doom, Satsh, Itlind3,$?ohliaa,nII kludts of Door and Window
l'raiuee), Hracket, crolI-Work. Hough and lretsied
I n ui Iter, MiiiiKtes, Lath, Water Taukfi.
All kinds) of Wood Work Executed at Short Notice.
Nos. 157 to 173 Washington street, Mem pli Is. Tenn.
DEALER IN WALL PAPER
Window Shades, Picture Rail Mculdlngs and Mixed Taints.
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTER.
WO. 835 SKC:OXI KTBKFr. .... MFmPlIlS. TEJSJ9
Or ocers & Cotton Factors,
No. Sa Statin tltreet, GarM Block.
peers Cotton Gin
avjuuaw sr a
Hnling from Mulberry to St. Martin Streets
l" Insurance and Sacks free.
1ST The Largest and only Complete Gin in the city.
I Best Vitold. Best Sample.
Quarter or a Century in
A MOOT AH
l$ Stm ft r 1 mXL a & B fc WW
Nos. 322 and 324 MAIM ST.. - MEMPHIS, TENlf.
GUNS, STOVES, TINWARE,
DBITEN PUMPS, POIJTTS, PIPE.
COTTON AND WAGON SCALES.
EVAPOKATOTIS AND SQGnTTM MILLS.
E. LI, fiPPERSOH & CO.
Vliolcsalo Grocers h Cotlon Factors.
" 'i ' -i
364 FRONT 8TREET. MEMPHIS. T'ETTWt
X7kleale Grocer, Cotton FaUr :
And Coniialsslon Mercfcmts,
2 ml 234 Front
llTWIll MlHI AMB iUTTWMW.
Kg. 1. X. sUDtrr tatH kU r.ol Urn t tb watrktai aa4 nl f Ml Oattoa Ml
S. mw P wreKn... w..mw.. rte.
I). W. PLY, F. B. HEKNON. BAM HOBHON.
Lata ol Oommsro. Miss, i Lat ot Coffmrill. Miss. Lat of Brooks. Heal Oo.
FLY, HEREOF & HOBSOIJ
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants
J324 Front Straet MemPhlsi Totiti. ' (
J.sVAkT, W. H. HBT,' J. W. BAJXST,
Imkmmt J.L Aa. MBmml Late of MaMaaaa BartoB. . IU mt Ball Or
STTiaS. , 'J
PAT, HORTON & BAILEV,
GROCERS AND COTTOH FACTOR
SSO-28S Front 8tret Manohii Tamrn.
JSC. 8. TOO. B.IhMoaOWAN.
. B. 'IOOf. S.lhHaaOWAN. J. BJHOTIBH
Vholesale Grocers and Colton Factors
Ami Dealers) In Levee and llallroad Hnpplles,
No. 374 Front Street-" Memphis. Tennessee.
i in i i m
the Hardware Business.
r a sMs, ciavk. . . t, axisuk.
SL, OompMs. fci
J. B.IMoTIQBK. W. a.:PATTB80H.