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THE DE SOTO BANK
OF MEMPHIS. ...A
Director! I . . . ;
JAMKS ELDER. W. H.WWp.,.,,
JOHN B. LKEC'H, 8. 1 1. DUNbOOMB.
T. K. FARNSWOKTU.
JAMES ELDER. President. -
H. II. DIJNriCOMH. Vioe President.
I. R. FAKNtiWORTH. Cashier. 9-8M
GEN'L INSURANCE COMPANY.
. I. MOI.I.OT, President,
r. MOUOir. Secretary.
THIS BANK TRANSACTS A GENERAL
banking and exohange buimw. 1141-T
WA. KMONN, M. D., Ilomeo
. palls. . llosidenoe, 619 Shelbv street.
Office, Monroe street, opposite Peabody ifotel.
Ofliee hour. Stotf a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. lla-T
ltt. T. . JGUNHTON, '.
Residence and Office,
394 Court Utreet Extended. '
Bet. Orlonns nnd Brinkley avenue. fISS g)
WANTED HOOO AU15NTS, MALiJC UH,
female. Sample sent free, with terms
to cloar fi to tlO per day. Two new articles
salable us flout. To thosewho want profitable
and honorable employment, 1 an oner gooa
inducements. For particulars address N. 11.
WUITK, JNewark, H. J. . iuo-io-wi-
riTiiiTCn-l RrtlOOT. TEACHER TO (30
VV to Frenchman's Bayou, Arkansas. For
further iniorinauun apply to
i apply to
B.STUriM, 226 Main St.
peatlng DKiiRiNditBS. The best and cheapest
: - . U n ......M T i. HnnvHiont in carrV !
it extracts the exploded shells! it is made of
the best material, is safe to handle, and it
certainly excels in shooting qualities. Price,
only 87 per pair. Nos. 1 and 2 pistols,
same patent, $5 and $6. Sent by . ex
press Ml 111 J MlilM" , . - - -
price, or C. 0. D. Also, for sale the
Ladikr' Patkmt Spiko Qartrr, and Gents
Arm Klastio. rnces cver, i j "
Agents wanted. H. ALVERSON.
til Jefferson St.. Memphis. Tenn.
"1 IT ANTED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
VV ... I - .U... ttlnOO it. ,ffnrnii far ILIIV flHIlfi
of blind, bleeding, or itching piles, that
DeBing's Pile Remedy fails to cure. boU bj
(ioodyear a mils, main . .
..riinvn tminnnill ANVNT7MT1ER
of men, women and children. Inquire at
the office of the septennial ',"'
Order of Seven, corner of Second and Madison
street, from " a.m. to 7 p.m. TIOM-
FOR SALE. i
iTBAL&ABRTFNE W SE WING MA-
jT ohine for Bale cheap, at this omce. llixi-T
HOR SALE-LEAF TOBACCO ALL THE
tim'' E. P. BATES ft CO. ' "
1M-12-91 No. 24 Front street.
jnoR SALE ON EASY. i'lSKMB, uh niiwi,
Sh-IIFK CITY FLOURING MILLS,
197 Poplar street, in good repair. Apply at
law offioeof Myers ft Wyett. 2 Main street.
or to A. . n.icox, on P". iryERS
FOR SALE TOWNSHIP PLATS. LUUbK
shoets and nicely bound in book, on hand
ami for snle fit this office. T
W. A. WIIKATLKT, Rental Asrent,
Ilethel Itlock.olUceNo. 8. Kecelver.
hiiN arcepteil. ' t
lOR RENT THE STORE ROOM NO. 8
I' Jefferson street, tormeriy .occupieu uy me
Merchant-' National Hank. Apply to
6-7' SAM H. COWARD. 8 Jefferson st.
FOR RENT-NO. 2 HOWARD'S ROW. A
first-olans.' large brick business house.
Apply to DR. D. D. SAUNDERS,
J. 37 Bouth Court street.
FOR RENT THE PARXEE PLACE. NEAR
State Female College and the Hernando
street cars. Good house, with all necessary
outbuildings, six acres of land, orchard, small
fruit, etc. Apply to B. C. Brown, 2T6 Second
streut. 1 '
I10R RENT-HOUSE 138 CAUSEY STREET,
J: between Vanoe and Elliott, with seven
rooms. Inquire of jqjjjj ROUSH,
2-t Corner Monroe and DeSotosts.
TOR KENT -A HOUSE WITH FOUR
rooms; gooil citcrn; on uicuiwMjr v
e. Apply at 83 Winchester ay.
BVoR RENT A FURNISJIED RESIDENCE
with nine rooms, bath house, carriage
house, stable, eistorn and well. Possession
given April 1st. Apt.
I55.5 . , 11W?'h:Ln,ft?-!Ll,'-
TdRRKNT-18 ACRES OF LAND ON THE
V north side of Kerr avenue, nearly opposite
the former residence 0 the 1Dh)eat0D-139-12-9
OfBaileys Depot, M. and C. R. R.
FOR" RENT AND FOR SALE-H0USK6
and lots; also, a plantation on the Mis
sissippi river for sale or exchange.
1TOR KENT TUB BL1L,UIIU UH 1111
' eorner of Hernando and Elliott streets;
store room below, with four or five rooms
above, suitable for a dwelling. Good stand
for a dVug .tor. or Jf."1' to
27'.tS Main street.
nOR RKNT-STORKUOUSK. NO. 238 MAIN
r street, second door above Jefferson, east
side. Apply '0 K. MoDavitt. No. 19 Madison
street - orS. U. Danscomb, Desoto Bank.
J0 ARD ROOMS 10 KM 1. ff un iiuiii"'
) for families and gentlemen. Day boarders
also accommodated. Apply at 1W Madison
BOARD-WITII OR WITHOUT ROOMS,
in any part of the city, for all classes, and
nt reduced prices. Inquire at the otnee of the
tioptennial Institute of the Order of bevon,
corner of Second and Madison streets, from if
a.m. to7p.m. U-l.i3-T
0 A R D I N G . W H 1 1 E M 0 R K HOUSE. 1
Jj and 1U Adams street. Terms moderate.
iWt Z. H WHITFMOHB. PrrT.'r.
J TOR LEASE rl VK At-'nr.s rixt. uAn
' den land, with orchard. 2',i miles from the
city, fronting Central avenue. Good induce
ment will be given te a good gnrdener. Terms
uv. Anuiy ?
3n2 Main st.
LOST -A BLUE ENAMELED LIMJKKJ
(gold chain), set with pearls. The finder
will be rewarded by leaving it at No. 2 Howard
Row. i'.-7 COMEItiuifHARDSUN.
TTOUND-A COW AND CALF CAME TO MT
T houe on the night of the 24 In of February.
171. Owner can get them by paying eharges
March xtn, 13.1.
"THE BLIND MAN ELOQUENT."
REV. We H. MILBURN
-ylLL DELIVER A LECTURE ON
" What Blind Slan Saw In England,"
Jlomlay, Jlarc'i Glh, at 8 p.m.
Tickets. SO cen ts. May be kad at the book
The PUBLIC LEDGER will de
Jj the best.
CP ALL KINDS, at th. CDKAPEcT PRICKS
SILK DRESS HATS
THE BEST tUALITT, AT
BIGNTJF THE TIGER
No. 19 Madison St, Memphis, Tenn.
E. HeDAVITT, Proa.
F. W. KMITH, Prea.
K. A. PARKER, Rce.
DIRECTORS : ,
E. MoDavitt, -J.
W. A. Goodwt,
M. K. Cocriar,
J. S. FAr,
S. W. Suiti,
J. T. 8tatto.
The stook af the company is owned by our
merchants and business men, and it is, in
every respeet, fully identified whh the inter-
W Ul LUII OUUIUIUUlliJ.
8uoerior inducements are offered for risks
on private dwellings. iti-j
TTAMS WHTTTAKKR'S STTGAR CURED
II Imperial Tea-best quality, only fl 50
Peaches. Tomatoes and Egg Plums best
Vnnnff TTvsnn Tea heit analitv. il 50 1R lb.
Preserves and Jellies put up by the Shakers
Mixed Green and Black Tea best quality,
A full line of E. R. Durkea's Select Prices
Old Hyson Tea-best quality, only tl 60 H lb
Choice Butter roll and solid packed.
ThAoNnAtji.r Tea finest finality. 11 IS tN lb.
Canned Goods, Piokles, Sauoes and Jellies
in endless variety.
Granulated 8 o'eloek Breakfast Coffee at
30 cents ft.
Flour several first-olass brands always in
Italian Maccaroni and Factory Cheese.
LI'II.K A NHIEI.UN,
135-12-5 141 and 143 Poplar at,
The tax on Tea bavins; been re
duced, we ean now offer to our ena
At Greatly Reduced Rates
OUTER, FINXIE k CO.
0 fJlce I Ho. 13 Madison Street.
LARGEST CITY CIRCULATION,
Honday ETenlnar. March 6, 1871.
Pittsburg and Cannel coal and gai
coke. Brown k Jones, office 282 Main
street, Bethel Block.
DOWN SHE GOES !
For the best and cheapest
1,-X-tl B1GLET, MILLERSH4CO.
Gas-fittino at 315 Second st 42t
If yon want rood old Mea-lbben
whlaky, sro to 87 Heeond atreet.
Dr. Smith'g " ElecMe Oil" (of Phila
delphia) cures. 129-t
Board f25 per month at Cochran
Hall, 184 Main street 136-T
Genuine Gravel RoeBng, by Bar
tholomew Allen, 48 Nortb Conrt
T. 8. Barbocr wants everybody to
set out plants, and raise their own ber
ries and grapes. He has the best vari
eties for sale. 144-12-14
ir yon want a-ood old BTesrlbbon
wblaky, sro to 976 Second atreet.
Fresh Canadian Oatmeal, of the best
quality; Atmore's mince meat; a Rood
supply of fresh buckwheat flour, and a full
stock of family groceries generally, at
J. Devoto's, corner Third and Adams
LOTS OF COAL!
The 13 est Pittsburg:
At greatly reduced rates.
134-t BIGLF.T, MELLERSH t CO.
Victor D. Fucna has received by
steamer Legal Tender forty choice deer.
For sale cheap to close consignment
Call at 41 Jefferson street. 6
Fresh red fish, sheep head, crabs,
shad, tomatoes, egg plant and okre, just
received from New Orleans, at J. D.
Edwards, 278 Second street. 6
Pumps at 315 Second street.
Ir you want your grates set, call at
295 Second street, and get Lemon's im
provement; they will give twice the heat,
with a great saving of fuel. : 143t
Browse k Browsi.315 Second tl 42t
Dr. Milbi'rx's Lecture. This even
ing a lecture will be delivered at the
Greenlaw Opera House by the Rev. Dr.
Milburn. the blind preacher, on " What
a Blind Man Saw in England." The
reverend gentleman stands high at a
learned and eloquent speaker, and has
created a sensation wherever his lec
tures have been delivered. His lecture
on the life and genius of " S. S. Pren
tiss" U pronounced to be a wonderful
piece of oratorical eloquence, and it is
to be hoped that Dr. Milburn can be in
duced to deliver it in our city. ,
The Assignee's sale of the stock of A.
W. Young, No. 315 Main street, will be
continued from day to day until the stock
is sold out. Books, stationery of every
description, paintings, chromua, etc., can
be purchased at the lowest possible rates.
The public is invited to attend this ei
The thermometer at 12 m. to-day indi
cated 64, and the barometer 30 inches.
The Memphis Water Works Company
will elect officers for the ensuing year
Bananas, pine apples and other trop
ical fruits are plentiful in the city, but
the prices range high.
We are under obligation to S. H.
Coward, Esq., who returned this morning
from St. Louis, for late papers.
'The Recorder heard forty-seven cases
this morning and assessed $225 as fines,
principally for drunks and disorderlies.
The courts adjourned to-day over to
next Wednesday morning, out of respect
to the memory of the late Chancellor E.
M. Yerger. ,
Joe Locke, news dealer, has all the
latest newspapers, pictorials and literary
publications at his news stand.on Main,
The Chamber of Commerce meets this
afternoon at 3 o'clock for the purpose of
considering the plan for sustaining a
line of steamers between Norfolk and
The station-house on Adams street is
undergoing a general repairing and fix
ing up. A new sign was put up to-day,
and the words " City Police" stand forth
to be generally observed.
A meteorological station has been es
tablished in the Jackson Block, corner
of Gayoso and Main streets. Sergeant
Thomas J. Brown, U. S. A., is the signal
service observer at this point.
The latest daily and weekly papers,
fashion books, scientific periodicals and
illustrated weeklies and monthlies can
be had at Mansford's news depot, at the
corner of Second and Monroe streets.
A meeting of lawyers was held at the
Second Chancery Court-room this after
noon, when committees were appointed
with reference to the death of Chancellor
Yerger. The funeral will take place at
three o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
Yesterday was spring-like and pleasant.
The different churches were crowded in
the morning and at night, while during
the afternoon hundreds visited our city
of the dead, and hunted ghosts and
treasures at the Brinkley Female Col
lege. They have a way of throwing water
on sentimental serenaders in Nashville
when they make night hideous with un
musical sounds vocal and instrumental.
This is said to be the latest fashion when
an encore is not desired. Memphis belles
ill take notice and adopt the"new. rule
as soon as practicable.
Emmons & Son, veteran news dealers,
on Jefferson and Beal streets, have re
ceived all the late daily papers from St
Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville,
Chicago, New York and New Orleans.
Pictorials, monthly magazines, foreign,
fashion and.news journals just received
at their mammothnews Btands.
The Weekly Public Lbdoeb can be
obtained at the counting-room to-morrow
morning. The Weekly LsDOERcontains
a large amount of interesting reading
matter, the latest European news, mar
ket reports and commercial reviews
local news of interest, and everything
calculated to make it a superior family
newspaper. Its rapidly increasing cir
culation makes it a first-class medium
To the lady who sent, and the gentle
man who brought us this morning a col
lection of rare flowers, we desire to ex
press our gratitude. We are afraid that
the flowers are a little venturesome this
spring. But they know best. They un
derstand the frost. We don't. But still
we must confess that we cannot name
the flowers. We know this, however,
they are very sweet. Next to woman,
they are heaven's best gift to man.
Last evening, at the conclusion of the
services at the First Baptist Church,
marriage ceremony was performed by
the Rev., Mr. Brown, of Brownsville
The parties contracting were Mr. Louis
Lavat and Miss Ella Brown. The inter
esting ceremony was witnessed by the
large congregation present, and after
its consummation the bride and groom
repaired to the residence of the bride's
father, where a banquet was spread and
enjoyed by the friends of the respective
The difference in the bight of mercury
in thermometers in this city has been
noticed by many, who attributed it to
local influence or exposure. An En
glish instrument maker has shown that
the cause 'of the error lay in the forma
tion of the bulb, which is such that while
increase of heat expands it, a corre
sponding diminution of heat does not
contract it in an equivalent degree, con
sequently the bulb gradually enlarges,
and thus the standard of the thermome
ter is lowered.
Chancellor Morgan rendered the fol
lowing decisions to-day: Miller vs. Dent
et al, demurrer overruled; Uavis vs.
Merredith et al, injunction dissolved;
Williams vs. Bartlett et al, application
for appointment of receiver refused.
The Chancellor called attention to the
fact that every morning he found on his
table notes from suitors, asking that
their causes be decided and concluded as
soon as possible. The Chancellor warned
such parties to desist from such practice,
or attachments for contempt of court
The tournament at the skating rink on
last Saturday evening was witnessed by
over two hundred ladies and gentlemen.
After a prolonged and interesting con
test, the prite was won by Master Robert
Smith, who crowned Miss Emma Elliott
Queen of the Rink. The second prize
was won by Master Chas. Bailey, who
selected Miss Jennie Hunter as First
Maid of Honor; and the third prize was
carried off by Master John Dromgoole,
and he selected Miss Sallie Woodward
as the Second Maid of Honor.
The Farmer' Club elected the follow-
ng named gentlemen as officers for the I
ensuing year on Saturday: Captain A..
B. Haynes, President; Chamberlayne
Jones, W. B. Williamson, F. C. Stephen
son, N. F. Lemaster, Robert Ecklin and
Dr. M. W. Phillips, Vice Presidents;
Geo. W. Gift, Secretary; Sam'l Rains,
Treasurer. Executive Committee: Eli
Raynor, H. D. Greer, R. D. Goodwyn,
N. C. Perkins, W. Canada and Dr.
James Corry. The meeting adjourned
to next Saturday, at 11 o'clock, when
the officers and committee are requested
to attend promptly, at the office of the
Practical Planter, 379 Main street. The
Horticultural and Pomological societies
will then also be organized.
ALAS, POOR GHOST I
The Brinkley Female follesre Choat
ntory A Visit to tbo flaeo.
A sensational report spread through
out the city yesterday morning, caused
in part by a sensational article in-yesterday's
Avalanche, to the effect that a
veritable, palpable, conversational ghost
had been seen by the inmates of the
Brinkley Female College. The spirit
floated through the house and walked
abroad, beckoning and talking, like the
perturbed spirit in Hamlet. It appeared
and talked to a young lady, informing
her that it (the ghost) was named
" Lizzie," and was the true owner of the
college property, the title deeds to which,
and manyvaluableB, were buried beneath
a stump immediately east of the
house. The young lady to whom
these revelations were made is about
thirteen years of age, and of a delicate
constitution and nervous temperament.
So far as we were able to investigate the
event yesterday, no other person saw or
heard the spiritual visitor, nor is the real
appearance of the ghost credited byihe
teachers at the institution. It is believed
to be the result of some peculiar mental
condition of the young lady, caused by
a high state of nervous excitement
Nevertheless, it found firm believers on
Saturday night, for, from ten until two
o'clock men dug and dug- beneath the
stump. At two o'clock the clarion rooster
gave salutation to the morn, and the
weary diggers rested from their labors,
tired,but wiser men.
the hole in the ground, .
where the diggers worked is about five
feet wide and of like depth. No brick
vault or arch-work was reached. A few
brick-bats were indeed brought to light.
and from this small foundation arose
the magnificent structure, called the
brick arch-work. The hole is there
to be teen to this day, so is the stump;
but the ghost has departed, and the
title deeds and treasure are not yet re
covered. Over five hundred persons
visited the hole yesterday, and over
five hundred thousand questions were
asked all about the ghost and the
treasure. Capt. Kidd's treasure never
so excited a people, and we presume
this hole will be made deeper and other
holes will be dug, by those intending to
make the ghost tell the truth. Nay, it
will be hunted for years -to come by par
ties into whose keeping the tradition
will have descended, spiritual me
diums will be placed en rapport with
Lizzie, and il will be compelled again
and to again take the stump and talk of
title deeds and treasure. The half
formed belief in the supernatural existing
in the public mind is a strange truth. The
things that can't be dreamt of in our
philosophy are most firmly believed. The
ghost of Lizzie is not yet at rest, and we
look for further manifestations from this
disembodied spirit. We endeavored to
get on the track of the ghost, but like
the spirit itself, it was impalpable and
led to the stump. This latter is real
so is the hole in the ground, which the
treasure-hunters abandoned. It was
amusing to see the curiosity-hunters
yesterday on DeSoto street. Those who
were returning from the college grounds
were eagerly questioned by those visit
ing them. " Had they seen the ghost? "
"Had they found the treasure?" And
hardly waiting for an answer, the eager
and curious swept on toward the stump
to return in a short time and be ques
tioned in like manner by another wave
of human beings. The visitors became
so numerous and curious that the
proprietors, of the college closed the
gate, while a policeman ordered the
crowd from the premises. Even after
this necessary arrangement had been
carried out, numbers climbed over the
fence and rushed np to the fatal spot
They acted as if they thought it out
rageous that any person had a right to a
private ghost It ought to be a public
thing, an American institution, which
could not be appropriated by any one
person. The hole was also public prop
erty, and every person had a clear right
to look into it, go down into it, and dig
it deeper, if deemed advisable. Mr.
Meredith, the supposed occupant of the
building and grounds, had no rights,
ghostly or otherwise, that a ghost-hunting
public ought to respect They even ap
peared to be annoyed that Mr. Meredith
did not bring his ghost out and exhibit
it for nothing. Toward evening the
grounds were cleared and the proprietor
was left in peaceable possession of his
college, his stump, his hole in the
ground, the treasure beneath, and lastly,
his ghost (the irrepressible "Lizzie"),
' which vanished into the air; and what
seemed corporal melted, as breath into
Hlaaoarl Valley 1.1 fe Inanranee
On another page can be found the
statement of the condition of the Mis
souri Valley Life Insurance Company
np to December last. The total assets
of the company amount to f f92,397 75,
and total liabilities $9,079 42. The cap
ital stock of the company is $600,000, of
hich $450,000 has been paid np. This
makes a good showing for the financial
success of the company, and proves it to
have been judiciously and successfully
conducted. The agents in Memphis fur
thecompany are Messrs.RuSin k Tucker,
both of whom are well-known citizens,
possessing extensive insurance expe-l
rience and superior business quaiiSca-
apposed Harderer Arrested.
In the year 18C3, during the Federal
occupation of Memphis, a Frenchman
named Wyvell, proprietor of a soda wa
ter factory on Washington street, was
murdered. A man named Mullingay
was arrested and charged with the com
mission of the crime. Soon after the
prisoner escaped from the city, and was
not heard of until this morning, when he
was recognized in a saloon by a party
cognizant of .the offense and acquainted
with both parties. A warrant was issued
by Esquire Elliott, and Rafel Mullingay
was again arrested and sent to jail by
the justice to await an examination to be
had to-morrow morning. The prisoner
has been residing in New Orleans since
his escape, and arrived in this city a few
days since. .
Varieties. Manager Scbooles has ar
ranged a grand bill for to-night. Mr.
Jim Hays, " the Flying Dutchman," and
amusing character delineator, will re
ceive a grand benefit. The renowned
American jig dancer, M'lle Lottie, will
lend her valuable assistance upon the
occasion. The house will be crowded
by the friends of Mr. Hays, and a grand
time may be expected by the public.
Don't fail to be present to-night.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Public Lidosb Omen, 1
Hiw-Bia. Tims.. March 6. 1871. J
There is nothing of importance trans
piring in the different branches of trade.
A slight improvement is reported in dry
goods, boots and shoes, and a lively trade
has been done d.uring the week in hard
ware. In the general market there has
been a fair amount of business trans
acted. Prices of the leading articles are
rb follows: Bagging dull at 22 to 24c;
iron ties, 6 to 6c; beans dull at $1 75 to
2 15; butter dull at 25 to 28c for choice;
core meal quiet at $3 40 to 3 CO; corn, 74
to 75c; hay, $22 to 24; oats quiet at 63
to 65c; bran, $24 pertoi.; flour firmer,
but unchanged; provisions dull; mess
pork, $23 50 to 24; bacon clear sides,
12 to 13c; shoulders, lOHolOJe; sugar
cured hams, 16 to 171c; dry salted clear
sides, 11 to 12c; clear rib sides, 11 to
lljc; shoulders, 8 to 9c; bains, 12 to
13c; lard, in tierces, 12 to 13c; kegs, 14
to 14o; caddies, 15 to 16c. Sales on
'Change to-day were as follows: 54 bar
rels peachblow potatoes at $3 75, 24 bar
rels meal at $3 :t5, 80 do. at $3 30, 200
bales hay at $23 50, 100 sacks oats at
64c, 80 do. bran at $25 per ton, 283 do.
corn in new gunnies at 73c, 130 do. oats
at 65c, 50 do. yellow corn at 72c, and
146 do. at 74c.
We have had but very little change in
financial affairs during the week. There
has been no perceptible increase in the
demand for loans, and with but a very
Blight variation in the volume of cur
rency. 1 The tone of the market has been
uniformly easy. To-day a good demand
for loans is reported, and as currency
balances are being gradually diminished
the market was somewhat stronger, but
rates have not advanced, and legitimate
borrowers succeed in obtaining such ac
commodations as they require at 9 to 12
per cent, on-short-date paper. One in
stance is reported where outside paper
was refused by a discount house, they
confining their favors exclusively to reg
ular customers. Exchange is scarce,
and but few cotton bills are offer
ing. Rates are to jc discount
on Eastern bills and c discount
on New Orleans. In local securities
there is an improved demauk for county
warrants, and purchasing rates are
64c. Dealers sell at Cfi to 67c.
Bank of Tennessee money is bought at
75c and sold at 76 to 77c. Memphis
city bonds, old, are 55 to 57c baying and
selling; new, 54 to 65c; gold-bearing
bonds are in request at 60c and are sold
at 62c; past-due coupons are bought at
67c and sold at 69c. Gold is bought at
110 and sold at 111.
The market closed dull on Saturday,
with sales of 1100 bales. To-day the
news is still more discouraging to sellers,
A decline of jc is reported in New York
d in Liverpool, which, with the cancel
atioB of large orders from both points,
has the effect to still further depress
prices here. The sales up to noon were
about 250 bales at prices ranging from
8 to 9c for low and mixed to ordinary,
good ordinary at 1U to 1 1 Jc, low mid
dling at 12J to 13c and middling at 13
Receipts for the week are 14,792 bales;
shipments, 16,437 bales, against 5364 re
ceived and 4135 exported corresponding
week in 1870. Total receipts to date are
415.W20 bales, and exports 370,941 bales,
against 219,224 received, and 19,803
exported the corresponding period in
1870. Stock on hand at noon to-day
was 44,979 bales; on the corresponding
day in 1870 it was 21,141 bales. Sales
for the week are 7400 bales. The total
receipts to date exceed . the entire re
ceipts last season 116,13 bales.
Cb mBsm or rnxmici, 1
Mkhpsis, March 6. J
Ptx-k on hand Sept 1.1ST0 4.280
. 40.4oo 411.640
, Soo.TtiO 370.941
Stock on hand.
Imfoits M. and C. R. R..
M. and T. K. R..
M. and O. R. R.
M. and L. R. R...
EiruiTS M. and C. R. R.
M. and T. R. H
fc tea men, north-
Kiw Toss. March 6. 12:25 . 4)orera-
ments are dull, with a il is ht decline, bterlmr
eichanse is steady at lew Uuld is carry ing
at i per cent. Money is easy at 1 per eenu
Gold Ill 5-20a new lS5in
Bonds of 1m1 lv-7 lll'ii
S-autofl'Wi 112V l"" 1111,
14 11."-, 10-4C bonds I'M1,
li 11.", Pacific 6s li4',
Tenn. bonds old t4 iTena. bonds new 4-
Mew Orleans Cotton Market.
Niw Ot:iA, Marrh S, 11 : a.m. Cot
Wa is dull and nominal; middlings 14 to
14 V; sales, 5O0 bales.
Hew Torn sjotton Harkot.
Nsw Tori, March , 19 a m. Cotton Is
Good Ordinary. .. (4VJ'i
Middling; . &H
Mobile. .. fa
10:45 a.m. -The cotton market is quiet and
U :S0 a.m. Cotton Is dull and depressed.
Sales on spot, 800; futures, 3000. Ordinary,
ll4o food ordinary,' 12o low middling,
135 io; middling, Ua i good middling, 15J4e.
2 p.m. The market is heavy; spot sales. 6,
200 i futures, 16,000. Ordinary, UJi to llo;
good ordinary, 12 to 12io; low middling,
13 to 13: ; middling, U to 14e; good
middling, 15 to 15s.
Liverpool Cotton Market,
Livsrfool, March 6,11 a.m. Cotton is
irregular and flat; sales, 10,000 bales. Mid
dling uplands, 7d; Orleans, 7Hd. Shipments
from Bombay since last roport, 20,000 bales.
1 :15 p.m. The eotton market is 'declining,
Sales, 12,000 bales, 4000 of whioh were for spec
ulation. Middling uplands, 73-16 to 7d
Orleans, 7 7-16 to T&.
, RIVER INTELLIGENCE.
Steamer Edirburg, Red river.
" Potomac, Louisville.
" James Howard, St. Louis.
" Sam J. Hale, Cincinnati.
" Mary Boyd, Arkansas river.
" Wauanita, Pittsburg.
" Susie Silver, Louisville.
" St. Francis, Wittsburg.
" Julia, Vicksburg.
" Phil Allin, Friar's Point.
" Belle Memphis, St. Louis.
" Indiana, New Orleans.
" Commonwealth, St. Louis.
Steamer Grand Tower, St. Louis.
O. W. Cheek, Friar's Point.
" Edinburg, Cincinnati.
" Robert Burns, Cincinnati.
R. P. Walt, White river.
" Potomac, New Orleans.
" James Howard, New Orleans.
" Julia, St. Louis.
" Wauanita, New Orleans.
" Leonidas, Pittsburg.
" Susie Silver, New Orleans.
" Indiana, Louisville.
boats in fort.
Sam J. Hale, Mary Boyd, St. Francis,
Phil Allin, Belle Memphis, Common
wealth. boats leaving to-day.
Friar's Point Phil Allin 5 p.m.
Arkansas river Mary Ilayd 5 p.m.
Vicksbura.... .City of Cairo .5 D.ni.
St. Louis. ................. Belle Memphis 5 p.m.
New Orleans Commonwealth 4 p.m.
Louisville .Robert Mitchell... -5 p.m.
RIVER, BUSINESS, MISCELLANEOUS.
The river rese three inches during the
past twenty-four hours, and is now two
feet six inches below the high water
mark of 1867. At Cairo the river is
falling slowly, and at St. Louis a rapid
decline is reported. The Ohio is rising
at Evansville, but falling rapidly at all
points above. At Cincinnati yesterday
the decline was three feet six inches, and
at Louisville three feet. The water here
has not yet attained the hight reached
by the spring rise of last year, and from
present indications will not do so on
this rise. White and the Arkansas are
booming full, and continue to rise.
Both streams are out of the banks, and
the water has spread over the country
for miles. The weather is clear and
pleasant. Business at the levee is fairly
The St. Francis goes out to-morrow
for Wittsburg and all landings on the
St. Francis river.
The Legal Tender is the rcgulur Tues
day mail packet for White river.
About a dozen flatboats passed down
The Sam J. Halo is in with a boom
ing trip, and returns to Cincinnati on
The United States mail packet Phil
Allin departs at 5 p.m. to-day for Hel
ena, Friar's Point and all the plantation
landings. James Lee is master and
Stack Lee clerk.
The United States mail steamer Mary
Boyd, Capt. R. L. Haines, departs at 5
p.m. to-day for Pine Bluff, Little Rock
and all intermediate landings on Arkan
sas river and the Mississippi, connecting
at Little Rock with steamers for Van
Buren, Fort Smith, and all points above.
The City of Cairo gets away at 5 p.m.
for Vicksburg and the bends.
The Belle Memphis, Capt. Crane in
command, and Messrs. Blenker and
Perry clerks, leaves at 5 p.m. for Cairo
and St. Louis.
The Belle Memphis brought CC bales
of cotton and a large miscellaneous cargo.
The Phil Allin, from Friar's Point,
brought 528 bales of cotton, 2006 sacks
of cotton seed, and a good trip of people.
The bids forthe construction of retain
ing walls ot the Ijouisville and Portland
canal were opened on Tuesday last by
Gen. Weitzel. There were six bidders.
The lowest bid made was by H. McGin
sey k Co., being $320 ,355.
Capt P. K. Barclay, a well known
steamboatman, died of an internal hem
orrhage at Cincinnati on Wednesday,
and was buried yesterday.
A letter to the Courier-Journal, from
one of the editors of that paper, enjoy
. . ., ,-. i .
ing a tnp on me n-aue, says sne maae
one stretch of twenty-six miles in one
hour and nine minutes, another of twelve
miles in thirty minutes, and this, too, in
the face of a strong head-wind that, in
the opinion of the pilots, retarded her
progress three miles per hour. She car
ried at no time over 115 pounds of steam,
hile she is allowed by the inspectors to
carry 13J pounds. In short, she has
given entire satisfaction.
Au exchange says: "The Louisiana
House has granted an appropriation of
$25,000 to the Mississippi River Packet
Company, a corporation composed of
colored people. The directors of the
company have agreed to allow white
persona to come to the first table and
enjoy all the privileges of the line."
In the new law to protect life and
property on vessels propelled by steam,
a clause has been discovered which ex
empts all owners of such vessels from
liability as common carriers for the
baggage of passengers unless there is a
special bill of lading. It is stated that
it wss not the intention to pass the
In the river and harbor bill pass-d by
the Senate, the auuropriation for
Louisville and Portland canal was re' .
duced to $200,000, being $50,000 lea
than the House, and $120,355 less than
the lowest bid for the construction of
Big Jim Franklin, Capt. Dick Light
burne't clerk, being quite an expert with
the shovel and pick, will, it is said, take
a contract (alone) for getting out all the
gravel needed to raise the Little Rock
railroad above high water mark. Jim
proved himself a success with those tools
a night or two since in digging Up a
stump in search for hidden treasure. The
spirits told him the treasure was there,
but he could not find it even with the aid
of a two gallon jug full of " spirits."
A body found in the river on Friday,
five miles above the city, is believed to
be that of Thomas Bowman, clerk of the
the ill-fated Arthur.
, The Henry Ames will be down to-morrow,
to depart at 5 p.m. for New Orleans
and the bends.
The Indiana passed np this morning.
The new and elegant steamer Robert
Mitchell, Capt.. Wade in command, will
depart at 5 p.m. to-day for Cairo, Evans
ville and Louisville. She has room for
several hundred bales of cotton and ex
cellent accommodations for passengers.
The St Louis and New Orleans
steamer Commonwealth arrived this
morning, and is now at the wharf load
ing for Vicksburg, Natchez and New Or
leans, for which points she departs
promptly at 4 p.m. Passengers and
shippers should make a note of this, aud
govern themselves accordingly.
For New Orleans.
St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Co.
COMMONWEALTH Captain J. Sedam,
WILL LEAVE TMS DAY, , n- .
6th instant, at 4 p.m. JLr rTT
For freight or passnee apply to nr h i i -Ji
J. T. WASHUIUTON, Agent,
4'i Madison street.
Louisville and New Orleans Packet Company
rorUairo, evansville ana Aouisrille.
ROBT. MITCHELL Captain Wade.
Vn'1' LEAVE THIS DAY,
IT otn instant, at o p.m.
1.. HARM .ST AD CO.. Asr't
ts . atasc2ai
Mosby Block, 3114 Front street.
For Hew Orleans.
Merchants' Southern Packet Line.
JiJnJ Henry Ames
J. W. JACOBS Master,
Will leave TUESDAY, 7th instant, at 5 p.m.
R. W. LIUHTBUKNE, Ag't,
6 296 Front street.
Regular White and I.itlle Red river
V. 8. Mall Packet,
LEGAL TENDER,.. Captain J. D. Elliott.
THIS NEW AND ELEOANT
passenger steamer leaves every
TUESDAY at.lo'elnek n.m. I
76-mt-t ELLIOTT A MILLER,
Memphis and Cincinnati Packet Company.
SAM J. HALE Captain Walker,
WILL LEAVE AS ABOVE , iv-s.
WEDNESDAY, 8th instant, Lr?
4t 5 D 1X1 TtT'TTnWll'ry
LARRY HARMSTAD ft CO., Ag'ts,
T Mosby Block. 304 Front st.
For Arkansas River.
Memphis and Arkansas River Packet Co. V.
S. Mail Line For Helena, Friar's Point.
Mouth of White river, Pine Bluff and Little
Knck. ennneetin? for IlotSurines and Fort
MART BOTD, Capt. R. L. Hainci.
miUS NEW AND ELEGANT
X side-wheel steamer will leave
MONDAY, the 6th instant, at 5 1
p.m., connecting at Little Rock with lieht
drauirht steamers of the line for Fort Smith,
and staves for Hot Springs, Camden, Arkadel
pbia and Washington.
For lreight or passage apply on board nr to
W. . PATTESON, Agent.
6 No. 3 Madison St., Stanton Block.
For Arkansas River Memphis & Ar
kansas River Packet Company.
EXITED HTATEft MAIL LINE.
HE ELKOANT PASSENGER
packets of this line will leave
EMP11IS for all points on Ar
kansas river, as loiiows:
Steamer MARY BOYD Haines, mmtcr
Every Monday, at 5 p.m.
Steamer T. H. ALLEN Woodburn, master
Steamer DARDANELLE Berry, master
Every Wednesday, at 5 p.m.
Steamer PAT CLEBUKNE...Pritchard, master
Every Friday, at 5 p.m.
Sar The boat that leaves Memphis, on
Wednesdays goes through to Fort Smith.
The boats that leave Memphis on Mondays
and Fridays connect at Little Rock with our
light draught boats for Fort Smith, and
with stagos for lint Springs, Camdon,
Arkadolpbia and Washington. All the
boats of this Line having been built ex
pressly for the trade, possess superior
accommodations for passengers and un
surpassed facilities for transporting
freight to all points on the Arkansas river
without detention, stall stages of water.
as- Freights oonsigned to this Company nt
Memphis, or mouth of White river, will be
forwarded promptly to destination without
charge for transfer.
JOHN D. ADAMS, Prea'l.
W. G. PATTESON. Agent,
Ko. 3 Madison st., Stanton Block. 11.1 t
Friar's Point and Beads.
Regular Memphis and Friar's Point Unitod
States Mail Pavket.
M. R. CHEEK Captain,
Leaves Memphis every Tuesday, Thursduv
and Saturday, at 5 o'clock p.m.
or passage apply on board
Memphis & White River
CHITED STATES MAIL LI HE.
THE NEW AND ELEGANT
side-wheel passenger packets
of this line will leave Memnhis lor 1
Levall's Bluff, West Point, Augusta. Jackson-
port and all points on n bite river, as follows :
LEGAL TENDER,! Capt. J. D. Elliott,
Every Tuesday, atS o'clock p.m.
R. P. WALT Capt. W. J. Ashford.
Every Saturday, at 5 o'clock p.m.
Connecting at Devall's Bluff with railroad for
Little Hock, and at Jack son port wan the
light-draught steamer Fort Smith for Poca
hontas and all points on Black rircr.
I-or freight or passage apply on Ooarrt, or at
office of Memphis and Arkansas River Packet
Company. W. tt. PATIKSnX. Ag't,
rio. 3 .Tiammn street.
Or ELLIOTT MILLER.
11-136-t No. 2 Promenade street.
Xemphit), Helena and Friar's Totnt.
Kes-alar Seinl.Weekly Line.
For Helena, Austin, 0. K. l anding. Friar's
Point, Laconia, jdoulh or w nite river, ana
Buelah The new and elegant passenger and
1. J. WHITE, Capt Geo. Malone,
IV oi MUX DAYS
DAYS, at 5 p.m. For freight or 1
passage apply on board er to
l.WTJ usu. " . viictn., !i main il
Regular Tuesday Packet for SU Fran.
For the Bendi, Helena and St. Francis river
The aew and elegant passenger steamer '
ST. FRANCIS, jt
T. R. Bowman, Captain. I 8. C. Paine. Clerk.
Will leave as above EVERY TUESDAY.
at o'clock p.m.
For freirht or paesare arMy m buM arte
LARKY H Ah.V?T Al . .. Ag't.
M-t Mosby KliM-k. 4 Kmnt sir.t.
rdar'a Point and Rend.
Friar's Point, Hslena and Bends I'nitcd 5:ite.
jlssS Pliil Allin, r -'-
JAM ha LEE. Bar,
LaTe Memphis .V'iNDAYS sol FRIDAYS.
ait K ii m aumirianfirii etw l 'a w h in.li.rif n A
eoaunniDf thro., th .. iHo-t