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WHERE COTTON IS KING.
SOMETHING OF HOW ARKANSAS
HANDLES HER CHEAT CROP.
How the Colored Men Work Tha Way
the Race May Redeem Itself The
Timber, Fruit and Other Products of
Llttlo Rock, Ark.,Correspoudcno of the Republic
Tho recent affray nt Forrest City oc
curred in a couuty which is a typical Ar
kansas couuty in rospoct ot its capacity for
development and tho progroas it lias made
sinco tho reign of tho carpot-bag clement
ended. In fact, it enjoys some special ad
.vantages, for whilo tho St. Francis soil is
t of that alluvial quality which produces
't above tho averago crop of cotton, tho
t county also enjoys exceptional facilities in
tho way of transportation. 1 1 is gi ven easy
access to cotton markets both by tho Mom
phis & Little Rock Railroad, which con
nects it with Memphis on tho cast and
Littlo Rock on tho west, and by tho Cot
ton Ik'lt Houto, which IntersccU the Mem
phis & Llttlo llockllnentUriakloy, a point
in Monroe Couuty near tho west lino ol St.
Francia County. Hor normal, social and
political conditions are, however, tho sumo
as those of other counties of tho Stato, and
aro an Interesting study just at present,
whon they are being misrepresented and
distorted for partisan ends and purposes.
St. Francis County hus a black majority.
That is tho basic fact to bo considered as a
prcmiso to anv intelligent conclusion. For
tho first half dozen years following tho war
her Holds lay almost fallow. Capital could
not bo invested safely, and black labor
"which Is an essential factor in all tho agri
cultural ocriaions of the South was then
demoralized. Following tho restoration of
tho Democratic party to power, the devel
opment of tho couutry began. It has never
been interrupted since. Tho road con
necting Littlo Kork and Memphis was
pushed to completion in 1H74, after tho
tlowufitll of the Clayton dynasty was as
nnrcd, and that brought both emigration
from olhor points and gave a higher value
to home products.
n AN DM SO TIIK CROP.
Cotton Is the basis of wealth in Kt. Fran
cis, as it ia everywhere in tho fotton belt
of Arkuniuui, und tho cotton belt uiuv Ik)
said to iiicludo nil of tho Stato except the
i more nouiern tier ol counties, thu heavily
timbered sections and those districts which
iaru surremlered to iron and coal mining,
although in mining localities heavy cotton
crops are frvutipiitly grown aroiiuil the
mines. In nil tins region cotton is the
suiple. It is tho medium of exchange and
the meaiiire of value. Tho best lauds in
M. FramrisC'ounty ? '1 produce morn than
a balo of cotton to the acre. This is above
tho Arkansas avcrugc, which in its turn,
is nbovo the general awrugu of the South.
There are somo largeplantulioiis nil over
.Aikiuisu, but neither in Su Fium-is
County nor any here else in tho State that
1 have been able to discover, is there a
condition nppronrhing nioiiuolv. Free
holders are numerous, and the owneinhiu
ol thu soil is divided among tho wealthy,
the middle and tho ionrtr classes of
aocioty. Allot tho cotton raiNing on an
1 ....i. i . r.. . t .i i... ...
vAtnimtu iH.tiu ib. ui I'ljiirM!, iiouu ity men
f large capital and intelligence, who, after
having thu crop raised, know how to ilis
wieo of it to tho best Kwillo advaulngn,
and who have tho mental nbility to under
stand the market rod the liuuiii-iul al.ilitv
to hold stocks nonius! il. A diiiiiIht of
such operators live in l.ittlo Ujck and
oeritu nlaiiUitions in various parts of the
Mate. lion. J id in 1. Adams is a rcpr
at'litutivo of tlio i-luxs. Sueh men may bo
j.iij tocoulrxil thu situation, and no doubt
tliey realize lair margini of prollt under
favorable conditions, but their Invent-
- uieiits of capital are largi. and they ilis
v tribute every year among tlio employee of
tiii-ir enterprims more money tliaii Hay
take out ol them.
Tlio negro is today as deNnlent uhiii
his employer iu ho wa, in slavery d.iys,
Uon his liiiutter. TliisiMMikiiig of tlii'm
I as a rlawi, or rut coimtitming a rule to
i which tluro aro cnonch exceptions to
l prove me ruto llm-ll. Jtio grunt iiiuhs of
. them reiniiin field laborers and will remain
J so for K'vernl geiieratioiu to come. And
f the iiiajnriiy of ihem aro not very active
or reliulilo Inlxirers, citlier. llio coinli-
tiuim of life in thin climate aio nwy, the
pejplo are generous to a fault, no hungry
man, white or black, is ever turned away
empty iisnisi ironi inu Kiidien door ol a
planter s house, and these facta created a
condition which tho neuro prefers to any
theory ulli'cting him or Ins race. They
are conteui to nvo in tnc plantation cabin.
draw their rations from the ovenMH-r, and
I work just euougli to lialaneu 'ho account
and leuvo thrin ninctlung for the inir.
chato of clothing, Jonelry, and millinery
and tickets to thu ciri'tim-a which fre
quently wend their way tiimiiL'h tho cot
ton belt, and never leave It without a hid
mice ou the riht ido of their books.
That is the picture of tho sverao plan
tation darky. 1 1 is lile is aliHppv one, and,
if led alono by dcmagouiuM and itell-wek-em,
ho would cnuo tho whites no other
trounlo than that involved in the problem
of wherewithal he shall li-clollir.l ami led.
The more Inu llitfcnt and imluxtnoun of
tho race, w ho ncinrp an interest In attaint,
tivnriiilily net wild the r.hites on nil ques
tions of ihjIil c4. Nuiie of them become on-
cratois on a siiinII scale. Tin re are mi vend
'iiegro plimlers in m. FrniH w County, mid
there is hardly A county in tint Muto that
cannot idiow onu or more. Tho majority
ol tliow who hive raiwd themw Iveit from
a duv laborer's romliiion beroino reiiteni
unlit they nciiirn money enouli to buy
land of their ow n. Thine colored teiuinU
of I'irgu plantitlioii owners can In found i:i
Deai ly every cotton county in Arkunmis,
and in no incuiiHidrrnhlo Diiiulx rs. The
aerage rental is MU n r acre, and w 1th a
workimt force, ineluiluig lntn-vlf und
wile and a good numlierof children, the
nrirro teunnt is ablo to nmko more out of
twenty acres of good cotton land liia.i
the owner of it could rrtilixc. With cotton
ntra bale, whirli was lln avimro price
I It coinmamleil everywhere in IhcMi.to Ixit
' year, ami the conditions of living no more
coolly than they now are theno tenanUcau
continue to aceumulatn in .ney, which,
with economy and thrift, will eventually
, inako the..l owners rather than renter til
j hind. As it is, every year incrca s the
' numlior of colored land owners in Ar'-an-as.
1 bey are not many as yet, but they
are increasing, nnd there are enough of
them already to ptove that tho rnco can
work ila own redemption if led to tune mid
The towns of Arkansas, atof every other
State, live oil" tho country. Agriculturo Is
tho basij of all wealtu. rdlhouuli Its pro
duct here la entirely dilfcicut from any
Northern staple. 1 1 ere, too. as In tin
North, merchants cairy long credits bo'.h
for planters of uioderalo means an J alo
for renters of plantations, and. iu a gre.it
many rases, for field iistnis. Auv re-
nei tlilo nun. whlto or lilarL' who is
forking at lb cotton Indnsfy In any
I cspatity, can Mcrc litei at any tor to
Y n amount wilhlu f limit of hia ability
to pay. Nod. stln i Is mnile tn necouut
3f color Uiuch fiction. No color
l.io ia drawn ''X T"1 matleia, anl In
ho line ol f Ait tie ngro is
icver place! ire, II, HMeo.l,
.1 van be cousiiv Mtago to cujoy
the nrivllego of getting yoar name written
on the dobit aide of a ledger. The only
possiuio auvautaire itcan atrord the coloroa
ninn in the South is that, it enables some
of them who are anxious to liccomo renters
of cotton lands, and who are without the
means to maintain themselves and family
during tho crop year, to do so. The mer
chant advances all tho supplies and cloth
ing necessary, and takes a lien on tho cot
ton crop ns his security. Ho runs tho risk
of a crop failuro, whilo if tho crop is a good
one his colored debtor can pay him off
easily, if ho has not allowed his name to
bo written too often during tho year.
a low coiorcu men aro entriunnu tn mer
cantile business in some of the towns of
tho South. Thus far tho greatest obstacle
to their success is that their own race will
not patronina them to any considerable
extent. There is a partial exception to the
ruiointiio nrm ot Jlougcs vc Humphreys
at Forrest City, but tho heavy colored trado
of that county is controlled by tho two
houses of Koilwngo and Fussell, tho two
white candidates for School Director at
tho recent election, and who, for years,
have been the creditors of the men whom
Neely and his white allies attempted to
orguuizo agaiust them.
In Arkansas cotton is . king. It over
shadows everything else, and all other
products by comparison appear to bo in
consequential. Tho aggregato annual
value of other productions is. howover, an
important figure in Iho total sum of tho
State's prosperity. Some of the figures
nllccling value, of timber liavo already
een given, una great industry la but in
its infancy, but its development is nioro
rapid than over bcioru. New sawmill aro
being built in every timber county of tho
State. Formerly, and not mnnv years
ago, these mills were erected ni;iinfy along
the water courses, but tho railroads already
built and those to bo built in tho future
are ncceshituting their location at otiier
points. The cont of railroad building is
comparatively low in Arkansas, as engi
neering ditlicullies aro not great, nnd ties
aro remarkably cheap. Tho operating cx
Mnses will bu no larger hero than elso
w hero, for coal is abundant and water
There is a class of small growers in tho
Slate who are to be denominated farmers
rather than planters, who contribute con
aidurahly in tho aggregate to the general
prosperity. They do not raise much cot
tou, but diversify their crops with a view
of supplying tho warns of their families
and stock. They raise corn of good qual
ity and considerable quantity, but very
little for sale. Considerable of their atten
tion is turned to fruit raising, and in tho
lino of apples particularly their horticul
tural cITnrui have met with n great degreo
of success. In tho smaller Iruits, also,
they have been succcsfiil. Arkansas
ships great quantities of fruit annually,
for which she receives a heavy revenue in
The balance of trade is always in favor
ot tho Statu. Her exjmrts always exceed
her imports, and will continue to do so us
long us Americtin cotton remains king.
Hoils, pimples, blotches on tho skin,
eruptions, etc., evidence tho fact that tho
blood is not in a good condition. Thoso
avinptuiiis result from the ctfort of n ituro
to throw oil' thu impurities, in which kIio
should be assisted by Swill's Siecillc. This
will remedy the di.tliirbance, aud bring
apecdy and permanent relief by forcing
out tho oioii, and will build up thu sys
tem Iroui tho liral dose.
After recovery from a revere attack of
congestion of tho brain and stomach, my
littlo son had a nmulx-rof ulcers nnd run
ning sores to come on his head and Ixxly,
which lasted four years. 1 tried all Hie
doctors an I many remedies which were
rvcoui mended by other parties, but tho
Bores still grew won', until 1 did not ex
'ct hi in lo n-covcr. My friends were con
fident that if tho sores healed it would
kill him. I at length quit all other treat
ment a n,l put In in on Swill s Specific, ami
less than three bottles cured liiin sound
nnd well, and bo is today a sound and
healthy child. H. 8. S, also cured a sure
on another of my children.
II J. M KtNXi:v, Woodbury. Tex.
Trcatixo on I'.lood aud fckiu iim.Mca
Tnc Swirt Srnciric Co.,
lrawcr 3, Atlanta, lis.
Hnlrltt nnd I sorlrld.
KvANSvina, Ind., May 1K. Albert Wil-
son, a railroad man, fatally shot his young
w ife and then ecut a bullet through his
own brain. Ho died instantly. Wilson
wan about thirty years old. while his wifd
wes much younger. They had no children
and lived happily together until nloiil
three months sgo, when he begnu to sus
pect tier ol intiiieiity.
HImI Will Irll.
Thero are "llluo-Moodiil" pe pie, and
' j;cM'ImhIcI MHiple, oikI ' n liiu -iNXHleil
people; bill llirru an- mora 'TnlddHlc"
-ile Itinu all I lit rvt put toce.lu r. Nnue-
iiini'S tlirir Idood is imply Impure. In
Unit raw liters is no l lt r r ine.lv limn
I'p "il nit Hut sometimes their tdl in
I'i-cuwl, and liorrihl Indeed m,hi of llieo
Mood lii'.ifare. 1 hrrvUriiroiiic t nlarrh.
for lntmicc, snd N rofiils, ami ( lironlr
1 : 1 r-ti i ii ii I i-tii , ( limine I In rs, nnd ru n
tuorp horril lo liaa-iix'. Tln r nrt lerrililn
Oiwsrr. Mini r-i.illy mt when lliey lire.ik
nut ni Ihla M'S-oiiof the yrnr, w lirn the holy
U It IiiIihk under Hie Miervaiilirf In it. nnd
yet li. it s liipled ilx lf lo i. -1.1111.11111
iiiiiim r raiinliiioti. ilnpplly, siiilerniK
lii nilio.l not without remedy lor sueh
tlirf alllietliui. Iji- u pi a liu pricd lis. If
In lhou;iii'l .I r ix itrsnil i uru lor llirm
A a Mood itemrily It now -l.indi uin-oiiiile.1
Itend 1m reiiml ill I'r. liiruimn's "III of
l.l r," unit fn ly 1'i riiiia .Medieine l oin
pniov, CoIiiiiiIiiis, II. Ilienciiiiii of lieu
pi n will lie mill rinlly imlrd hy ketplnalhe
Ifaiwel ami loner. ll .-J-trlll III f.i I nfler,
)y iiieinii of Mini-a lin. I'm Ii r Ud at only
1h tlond ttlTrrliis.
V'.siiim.to(, Mny i'll. Today's liond
ofTerings aregated $l,5'i,iKKl, as fallows:
l:gii.lered fit, Slot) (K)ul $.i Hit; find,.
(HKIntri.'.'Uj Hit, fllKI.IKM at Jl.'.ltJ (lit,
JTiK).(HHt H."r, coumiii A M.ixki nl
I.0X Hat; p-gittercd IJmsVi.o.!) ut fl.OS;
4Jc per renin reg steml, 1 70, 1 id, all st
il.OH, All tho H K-r cents worn accepted.
imrnminn ol lk miliary.
It. ('. ilarrla, Ikuauir, Clisttt County, Kat.,
I li.ivr lieen snileled with t linmle Inllani
liintloii of t lie kldnry. I ull. red so much
pain llmi I mind not lie on my I ark or h nn
ii jnin-l a rlulr. My witter nl-o coiiluiin d
t lnilky wilutii lit. I lrie.1 niituy reinedii s,
lull could ,'el no rt lief. I then look Iwn
Aim !.' I'l.mri n ami put one over ra li
kidney, MnilcinR lln-m imet on my haik
hone. 'Iln'f plnum. nmnco as It may
nt'in, rnicil nir in n werk. All Min'iiess was
gonir, and my urine was nntnrnl.
rTow, Mx-ic, May ill. Tho Ainericsn
Conrocntioual Association held ila thirty
sixth annua! meeting yesterday. Tho re
pott of the dircclora waaaroviow of the
principal w.iik of the association during
the lant thirty live year. Tnooriglnsl debt
of $J."0,fKX) has been re bleed to flSI.OIIO.
Tho leceipts of tint year was f'.'.1,(i.'i0 and
the cxpndilnres fr.'.BIO. All reiorta wero
sceeptcd. ltul jl S. i'ost was uiado preti
dcnU I imvk txainh eil Ixjttff's I'enrl Tooth Posp
Slid find It Sll cmilent ilriilrlliee.
Tat mas V. IIsomit,
I'trif. IVnlnl rtliol"gy ami Kiirirery. Itunh
Med. t'-olli'ff''; I'rof. Ural Surgery, Chicago
ivllt'KO of Irultti Surgery.
HON. ROBERT II. TAYLOR.
THE DISTINGUISHED MIS3tS3IPPIAM
He Rebukes Slanderoua Eneralea and
Appeals to the Record Why He Voted
For Negro 8onatora In 1875 APluoky
Speelnl Plapatrh to Tho Appenk
Jacksos, Misa., May 2D.-A statement,
Intended, doubtless, to the detriment of
tho candidacy of tho lion. R. II. Taylor
for tho Democratic nomination for Governor
of Mississippi by tho approaching State
Convention, that ho voted for 15. K. Bruco
and Isham Stewart for United States Sen
ators, while a member of tho State Senate,
has called from him tho following letter,
which will appeur in Iho Clarion-Lalycr
To the Editor of tlio CUrln-UjRcn
It ought to bo with great hesitation thnt
a mun consents to enter the lists as a com
petitor for the priao tillered to tho victor in
political contests. Misrepresentation, cn
umny nnd slander are among thu usual
and ordinary methods of conducting a can
vass. These things often preoludu and do
llar somu of our best nnd purest men from
entering tho public service or having their
names considered in connection with otli-
cial place or station. I am not to lie ex
empt, it seems, from these trying ordeals.
Auionif other things of lessor note, it is
being industriously circulated, to my det
riment, iniii i once voted lor two negroes
for tho United Statea Senate. Tho parties
w ho seek to circulate this to mv iniiirv
carefully retrain from telling all'the facts
nnd showing the circumstances ami condi
tions surrounding us nt that lime, or from
stating that other trusted Democrats voted
for negroes in joint tension of thu legisla
ture, and tho reasons therefor. They fail
to do mo justico because they wish to
mnko that which was tho crownimr net of
our self saciilice a reproach upon my good
The facts are about as follows: I hnd
lust been elected Stalo Senator from
Panola in opposition to tho Republican
nominee, i lonna in tlie Nmate tlio Hon.
Ira li. Hullowav. now of (Kfoi.l tlmn alui
representing a district with a black ma-.
jority, ana we wero tlio ouly Democrats in
tho Senate representing constituencies
whero tlio negro vote preponderated. Tho
small numlier of Democrats in the Senate
aud House of Representatives wero in
such minority ns to lenvo no earthly hopo
of electing any oHiciul for which tho leg
Under theso circumstances, and with
tho vain hopo of cultivating friendly rela
tions between thu races. Senator Hollowav
ami I wero earnestly rvqiietited by souie of
our w iino Democratic iriemts to votu lor
negroes for tho Senate. This wo saw wo
could do without in tho leiut alio ting the
Democratic party. Neither Mr. Ijiinar,
nor any other Democrat, was a rnndidato
for the Senate, or even for tho empty honor
ui mum inu pariy nominee lor unit IiIlMi
station. Our Democratic friends from
counties with black imijotilles thoimhl it
might have a good c th-cl for us to cast our
votes in this way, and we ouiselves weru
anxious to express our contempt for the
carpet-bagger ami sciiluwagand ourprefur
etice lor tho mvroover him.
An examination of Hut Semite Jour" '
of 1874, page l7, will show that that truo
ana Irie.l liemotTiit, tho Hon. R. II. At
len, placed in nomination olio of these
negroes and voted fur him, as I did. The
Hou. Ir.i C. Hollowny, is devoted nnd
true a Democrat ns lives, voted for llrucu
and Mygatt, and Senator Suiyihe, of Win
ston, votnl Iwico for Stewurl. If tlio
hypocritical pin riots, who now censure us.
Wnl examine tlio Sviiuto Journal of 171
a littlo further, ou pauo h7. thev will learn
that nearly every Democratic member ol
tlio N'li.ite and lloiixo voted for Carter,
Kevels I.O., a linn ol negiM's, lor the re
mousihlo ami luc rative poHlion of Slate
l'rinter. Wo were Hmply Irving In bain
uier ino i.epuo. leans wiin their own
weapona. 1 lie object which Hollowav,
nit sell ami others hie I was as well under
Mood by all our colli agues as any other act
ol oum, and no whiter of thu slighh-st
suspicion of waul of party fealty was ever
I ort.mnU ly for mo therrt aro l mi '.m
living witnensea lo my fidelity to tho cause
ot goou government nnil I lemocnu'v ilur-
inn Iho "mournful days" of Ui nuhhc.tu
ism. I need Hot apieal lo the stiple of
my own rouniv, who biisuiii mo Willi
uoilisl voice. Nly colleagues in lint Sen
ate now living, None, Allen, milium.
Mendenliall, Curler, nnd others, will all
bear willing testimony lo my devotion lo
tho bent interests of thu Stale, and tho H ue
principles of tho Democratic party. H lib'
out (cur or hesitation, I make tins pros.
sition: 1 hut if I cannot establish, bv the
Concurrent testimony of these u.'iillcincn.
thai 1 was in Iho forefront of Iho bntlle for
while supremacy and goo.l government,
then I will ruliru from Iho ll hi of randi-
tlaey ami never more ask the people ol
Mississippi for place or station.
And us 1 am rhallnn'd lo the .'"t, !
make Iho lurther pioiMwiiioii, that if I
ritnnot rhow by thiHHt truMcl Democratic
leaders ol that d.itk k no., (he Hon. R 'II
Allen, the lion. II. M.Nnct, not only thai I
stood by the riuhis nnd intercut of our
peopio in that Iryiiijt time, lint that I
inn nine Keynote ol tlio cam iiign oi
s;,V then I will step down and out. I
teler lo IhcMt genlleiiii li Ih i iiiiso lliey were
promlneiil liiemliers ol ti 0 Sena'r and
House, nn-clively, nnd are now in ddler
cut sections of the Mate, und Ixith sup
porting candidate s other than invwil lor
(toveiuor. In innkinJ this last nwertiou 1
ilo not wish to be understood as sirou'aling
lo inysell any limine cie.lit lor llm Melon
ous t smpiiign of ls7,"i, but iimplv ns mint
ing the fact Unit even w hen our condition
seemed nlmost lioHdtM, 1 was in hearty
accord Willi, ami voiced iho sentiment
which alicrward dominated thu parly
In conclusion, I want lo My distinctly
nml with emphasis, that tho mini who as
serts Unit l have been ut any tune, or mi
der anv circuuutanif , waiting in fidelity
to the lsvt iiiteri-sis of tho w Into s ople of
this Main and sis lion, or nin initio any
trust, utters tliut whh li is l.ilso and shin
1 have he! laled about wrilingthls letter.
or anything else for the public, concerning
my own candidacy. 1 have felt conslmined
to tho course 1 now take lor tho reason
that, far above tho gulicriiMlorhil nomina
tion, or any n'licr isihticnl preferment, I
Iirixo the coiilldeii'-r and gisxl w ill of my
lemocriitic fellow cili.ons, and silence now
might seem lo lend color lo a rharite mndri
simnly to shskn Ihrir do Hi in my fidelity
to their interests at Iho ni'ist trying Hmj
in their hl-lory. l(. II. Tayloh.
Sardis, Miss , May 27, IHV.I.
lTMDi( fetd'ng tlnsl snd worn nr. In
sieml nl m ho snd stiiis. wnuhln't von rniher
Pel (rri.li slid stroiiirf If you roiililiun feel.
IliR nil"ernlie snd r-m ..r liolliinn you hnvfl
only ymirst If.lo Iduiiir, for I'.rt.wn Inm
lilt (era st ill nun ly cure yon. It Is a rerisin
cum for ilvipep-in, Imliireslion, malaria,
wenknes, kii'.ney. lung snd hesrl sdeelioiis.
Try It If you ilelnt lo be healthy, robust
snd si rone, mid crirno Its rcuisrkuble
Pint's 1 lilarlstv. a True ItUlnlvflanl.
An odorless liquid, yery cheap and clll
clcnt. lust-Ma your life In tht Connecticut Mu
tual. T. M. lialbnaili, agent, 10 Madisvu
ArPEAIit TTTUKSDAY, -MAT 30, 18S9."
IS THE IJKST
APERIENT, AXHT1VE AND QjDRETIC
Easily Soluble, Palntnblo and Perma
nent. Aa an Aperient it Should
Be Taken Before Breakfast.
"Of sll remedtoi 111 my lspr pxnorUMico.CA ms.
HAD uVkVrvus lo bo pliuvil in iho l!rt ruiik."
I'lloK. J. CKIlirS, il'llUS.
"Ko rrmeOv lisa Rtveii mo fnoli excellent re-
dills." Ph. A. I. A. Toiioi.io, tvhiiv llm Mmli 111-
turustloiial MiMlleal com rem.
1 consider Iho (reinilno CAHI.siiaii spur.
Ill.l. HALT nil ininhlshlo l.rnii'.lv In nil ll,n
tiomol llio t-lomseh, lloircN. Khliny, I Ivor ami
KpUvU." Pn. tiKO. 1'. Mamu s. lowell, Muss,
"in Chmnlc t'atsrrh ol the Sinnmch inul f,ir .1 Is
c-es nl the siomsili. I.lv.-r ami Kldiieva, Iho
AIIII1AI IV A T Ml AMtM'ltl ll:l. MALI'S
linvo provisl tluMiiselvos einliu'iidv rilli aelien."
Pa I- rLUhLK, Koyal 1'ius-mu Medieul Coun
cillor. bMvnro of Imitations. The connlnc nrtlele lins
tlip li:iiiiltm ol "KIsNKK .V Ml Mil I miN id.."
Sole Ai-eiiU, on tlio nock ol urcry bottlo aud ou
Psmphlcti Malted Fret Ufon Application.
EISNER & MENDELSON CO.,
Sole Agents, 0 Barclay Street, New York-
Te ths lt U said to t luKlcltnt. II thli is so, II
Is unnsctitary Is o sn stltn.cd laudation ol
ths many rlrtuos ol PE-KU-NA, the grout Tonic, ana
tho wonderful remedy In so nuny eltcMOt. All thai
It Is accessary to tay
Inlelllijnnl reader Is to (ot a copy ol Dr. Harlman's
" Ills ol Lite," and read what Is lo be round therein
concerning tho wonderful work PE RU-NA Is accom
plishing In the curs ol such liiieaiet at Tphold Ftr,
Dysentery, Brtjl.fs Diioaie, DUbctce, BillouinMi,
Aitiuua, Pneumonia and Coniumpiion, The
Men It he who profits by ths (ipnlcnee ot ethers ss
ell st Ml own. The " lilt ol Lllo " It lull ol taluabl
eiperteneea concerning ths (ood work done by PE
fiU NA. Send to tho Peruna McticlnoCo, Columbus,
Ohio, lor It. II win. cost yos nothing snd will tan
)os much time, much Irouule snd much money.
ST C3ISQ THE QEIiCISE
Dr. 0. Mc3ranQTs
PRICE, 23 CENTS,
d g.grJTTSS3 fvnd ns Iho pulido
iraprrrf'-im l ox t f lliee. nuino
('. McLANir.S l i i i siuiii) Livi.ii c
i'lixs, willi your adilresn, pl.iinly writ- I
b u, and u i!l
ii 1 ymi, by return
ciriLnninptnliii-nl pv Vui." i f ('fimmniic
;md ii.grapliio (Jardt. l?l5i"J!l
1'iior.'. f . r-r!tRvni'f;D:riiiTy
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Regulate Tho Dowels,
4 ml ltm drrsmfs tho hot aya
Irui ndliui'isSI'HSM,iui liae
Tyspcptia, Fevera, Kidney Disease,
Bilious Colic, Malaria, cto
Tittl'a fills rUaerrUliMfr
hwlr nml srtMMl sllrnM. stlllinitt
eiuirb. noouo rancujot i,kI l.oliu.
C CPtlTfVF 's iMTsri'T t"o vaooni
0-4nJ 4 hl.KVOv.. I LKIl.nr;
WaaiiraNof f.4.',r4 hit M
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w,. i.p w - I Mt t mlt rari.inir
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losaA trmm 41 , terM-rle. B- I - . ei I m-4 rU s.
f wHlelas fjpst rs
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Mil MlilCAl tO..lllU(,.f
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cn..!. FREEMAN'S HJAVATHA
1889 - SPRING ANNOUNCEMENT -1889
WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE
EHiEG-A-ZSTT OILOOICS, BHOISTZES, -ETC.,
W Aro Dotormlnod to Orontly RoUuco In tho Noxt Fow Wooka by
OITFEHHSTG- A.T VliMtY. LOW PRICES
Our Btoclc Ia Entlroly Too Largo for tho Baaion. Cull at Onca aitd Oot Flrot Oholos and ft Doritalii.
MULFORD'S, - - 294 MAIN STREET
Mercantile BankTo tlic
OF MEMPHIS, TENN.
Btatomont of Its Condition at tho Oloao of Bub1iio83 Monday, May 20, '00
I.OIUIS and PiM-ouiits
Slin ks mill lliiniN (less tlmn lumliet vrieo)
r uruiiiire nun i iMiires
Jiva.'-ury of U. S, Uuiil.ileil currency for
.T A y I
Cayh Stuck ...
I iuliviileil l'rolits (net)
Hivideiul No. 11 (Imliiuco uiipuiil).,
ila P.ink oienrd lis doors fur liuxlnesn Mny 21, 1 Is a lVc-itnry fer tln Stain
ec, IraiiMiels a geiurul luukiiiir busiiieHs, nml i;iu mic, ial atieiiilnu tocollee-
J. It. (iOiVlN. 1'ivsiilent.
T. K Turley. of Turley Vrlj,'lit.
M. tinvln, ol SI. linvln .V o.
.1. N. KalK of II. Kails A Co.
K M. Nelson, of NeNon A Italno.
T. II. Sims, of T. It. Sims .V Co.
11. H. Wilklijson, of Koekory, Wilkinson A
J. M. Ilonilbnr. of Goidliar ,t Co,
K T. Anileroii, 1'ivs'l Audi rsmi lint Co.
I lias. Kn v.
V. II. Kenneilay, Ki'ertitary Cltliens'
Manliattan Savings Bank and Trust Co.
CAPITAL AND PROFITS, - - $ioo,ooo
t . Ifnnanrr,
.1. t). Ilanilwerkor,
V. I . ll.nlilell,
J unci Haitian,
L. Levy, K I- liolilliauni, Jno. M.
OK KICK ItH I
Jno. W. Coelirnn, Vlic 1'riiiJcnL
1). T. Hadden, TrcaliUnt.
ViT. r.l'CM'IVK PKIWIT In Piimsof ON'K n Tf.T.AR and upwurd. snl rmlit Tele:
est on :une soml annually. V. linvo Kurrllenl Kn ill I in f ir lai lllnir Striellv I'imI CI."
IXVKSTMCNT litlNCH i.n 1 the trans h lion o( s-iy lu.inrs t.f a I i mm, ial i'iarar. i
We li(tr ..in? ri. rleni e ami ninp'o rspiliil, loftier w.lli in li.mnr ilde rrmrd, nml t It -Oillivrs
nml Trutec. ror.liullv invite Imsuic fixun all cla'S-s, bii I will i ndcuor l j luirii
tlio eonllilonev So Ioiik n p i.ej In lie hi. '
EXCHANGE FOR SALE ON THE PRINCIPAL CITIFI op EUKOPlt.
jl mui.ky i i: aym;i;
Memphis City Bank
FULL PAID CAPITAL, S 250,000.
337 Main Street, Corner of Union, Memphis, Tcnn.
Pr. V. N. Wllkmon,
I!. F.. Seinnies,
SEND FOR PRICES
OP MASON'S FRUIT JARS, ICB CREAM KREEER3 AND J LY
FAN J TO
Floyd & Co.
LAMPS AND TIN WARM A SPECIALTY.
IMPORTERS OK hKENCH CHINA AND ENGLISH IRON
J. XT. V'YVNT,
IjiIo of Wynne, ImiuU ik ISeck, Forrml City,
Wynne, Love Sc Co.
AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
2CG FRONT ST., MEMPHIS, TENN.
aa-OIiniClt-l AMI) CON'HKIN M I'SVTM R'H.f CITI"t.
til ktrrmrwr Hrtw,
a. J. tH)N r.i.oi.
LM k.uauua A. M. Ik) H Dan
NO. 318 FRONT ST., MKMI'HIS, TENN.
7ts, i:iti Til
rcdeiiijitiuii) 2,AoO 00
f 200, IK 00
,. iVW 00
. n,7;o u.i- M,7;o o.
.1. M. til)iiitAi:. Vice 1'iesiilonL
(.. II. KAISK, tliier.
Joint Armlntond, of A mil' lend .t l.uivlee,
II. I . (iiilon, Heal l'Mate lleuler.
A. W. Newsom, of I.aivlioru it News nn.
J. K. Hoilnlu, of J. It. UndiYin A Co.
W. V. lhinnviint, of lliinav.inl A Kelly.
Andrew J. Harris, of Moore A Harris.
J. M. Suiilli, of Smiley, Sinilli X Co.
I'rntl llin Co.
If. IS. Collin, nf J. If. Cotnn A Co.
nnd Alio Arlington liuoiranee Co,
Jnlin V. Cim liran,
hi mini llur.r,
J. S. It.ililns ui,
Telert, C. N. Urutvciior,
Jas. Nalli in, ('miller.
J. I.I.At R.
UO 1 Uslllellt.
UtNUY J. I.YNS.
W. I. ("n J..I111 LoT-ua, l r. Myers,
C N. i.i .. eiinr, M iSnun I'r ,.ij M"Vr,
Jii'iu . , ... .1.. tt .,".,,(,. I; M M , .ii.
sr. r. t 'vr.
Lata of (nxeli'ar, 1ito A Co.
Ol tl'itli.t Si klsSj
LA HUB HTOCK OF
5IY STOCK OF
From Hie taitlnt anil StnmlaM Ilniues, Ia
Couiilrln. llripriHfulIy Invito Yott
to (.all and Inspect
Prices and Quality
Iain Urn llamlt ut a rrautiual saJ Export
rni cil fctilrt Cutler.
equal to tiik ukst.
Elaborately urnlhrt lor Tiirkl.b, Plala
anJ I'luugo Hatha 1
41.43 MONROE STREET.
TrLE PHONE OO.
Memphis, : Tonn.
I mil Itsiniirr,
K T. fni.
Jo. W Allium,
1 1. I'. Its.) Ii u.
II I'. l.ravK,
sV. N lirown,
Jan. I n, Jr ,
J. H KnllnMI,
I T, I'll lt.
J J Jrmir.
I ..li m m,
I'.r. It. al.l-o,
II. M ttrii.
i. VI. 1 ik limn,
. A. Krormsa.
U f. farntsuil 1.
JO;iX W riM ll!l IN. l'nsii,iiL
Ull'M IIANAIMI. Irsf IT l.letlk
4 HIS U I'l I 'KIIK 1 b.l.Mi
1. 1. M.I M.. . AMUlanl Caahlaa
Alliance tank, LlmllcJ, London. I'.nn'an J
Cheniltal National lljn't. 1 1 1 New Y.-rk
Matt Stewart & Go.
CUTLKUV, MBCIIANICd' TOOL3
Oardari Implnmstntn, Scroon Doora
nut iimt i si wora in Ttif MARKrr
330 SECOND ST., - MEMPHI3
TiLEPHONE 1. 181.
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m'.imi roil i i.icv. .ut.
sis. ana statu KiuruT, tirMrnra,
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I la"-trtr lull. a4 A'ksalalro lot litflolaaiiejl
Kis ins s itaiiaa Alttats aa lisl Bosalfltt