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Train' mi -itli- road, if nevcuary, wait half
an hour for tratarn un Uc oilier.
Arrival h4 IX-pmrtsn-a oT th Mafia.
Arrirc from tlie South and Wwt at 6:S. in.
From the East, 11:30 m. from tie North,
IW-l.rt North a4 East, 6:4" p.m. West. 11:30
f. ui. South. 9:4.1 fa.
J. . HorJ, rcstmartrr.
Jons. William. SWrii".
M. C. Holmes. County Onart Clerk
It. E. Raree.'CkncT Court Ckrfc.
Wm. Moore, Cireait Court Clerk,
W. SL, Dal ford. Coroner.
J. O. XcEwra. Tras.
l D. Allen, Tai ColievtoT.
J. K. W. Ue, Coanty &mrvrar,
A. S. t'urrer. Sunerinteadiut Puldic Scaouls.
W. ft, Co, Rrristcr.
A . Jordan. Mayor ana Recorder.
J. L. TV'iiliainron. City Attorney.
J. L. MelVmali. City Marshal.
Dr. J.. Boyd, M. L. Basra. WH-on Villiani
un. S. F. Raukiu, W.J. lloiu-a. J, U. Dickin
Baptist ChurcTi street. J. P. Weaver. Pastor.
PretL':nrerrry Sunday tuornins- and evening.
Prayer niretinf Thursday evening. Eunday-ei-h(Ml
9 a. m.
Methodirt North Main street, B. F. Peebles.
Patter. Treaohing every Knnday morning and
evening. Prayer nierting Tuenday eveuioir.
Funday-soaeol 9 a. in.
Mhodist At Friendship, three miles east
Milan, J. W. Jones iastnr. Preaching fonrtu
Sunday in each month, a li a. m.
Old School rresbylerian llr. J. E. Britrht.
pustor. Servicer 2d Sunday in each month.
Cumberland Presbyterian At Friund.-diip, 3
milus eat of Milan, J. J. Gray, pastor. Serv
i cci third Saturday and Sabbath in each monUi.
T. 0. O. F.
Milan I.odre. No. V-J.T. Anderson, K. 0.
P.. F. Haun, rH-cretary. LoiLjc meets every
Milan Lodge. No. V.'l Mcvt Tt4neaday 16 a
Hi. after earh full moon. W. M. Center. Mu
ter. O. Lewtcr. Secretary.
Lavinia Chapter No. 5"i Meet Friday nicbt
cm or before each full moon. M. D. L. Jordan,
II. P. W. I.. Horner. Recorder.
Lavinia Council. No. 3U Meet Friday night
on or before each full moon. M. 1'. L.Jordan,
T. I. M. S. II. Hale. Recorder.
rATRt'N.S OF HUSBANDRY.
Milan tl range No. "A Meet Friday before the
third Sunday, at Odd IYIIok' Hall. P. H.
II o. Master. Robert Nc?bit. Secretary.
New Hoe Grange No. 90 Meets id Saturday
in each month, at Friendship. B. A. Hurt,
Mwti-r, G. S. Cunningham, Secretary.
Walnut Grove Grange, No. 41 Meet Friday
evening liefere the tdird Sunday in each month.
II. II. Goodman. Muter. I. M. II diues. Sec
retary. I. O. of G. J'.
Friend-hip Lode, No. 3rd Meets at Friend
ship, 3 miles eai-t of Milan, every 1ft and 2d
Saturday, at 7 p. m. Jaaien LfBSccWry, W.
C T. P. L. Atkiuon, Secretary.
Lavinia Lodge. No. . Meets every 2d and
4th Saturday, at 7 p. in. Banks Adams, W. C.
T. George Frinn-er. Secretary.
Hope Hill Lodge. No. SSI Meets the second
and fourth Salurdaj nicbts in em h month. W.
P. t hildrcss, W. C. T. John W. Bunn, Sec
retary. Waiuut Grove Lodge, No. . Meets every
Thursday uisht. W. U. Goodman. W. C. T.
V. F. T.
Milan Council. No. 71 Meets every Friday
Light at Odd Fellows' Hall. W. J. House. W.
P. II. L. Dickinson, Secretary.
Our term for announcing candidate
for county offices are ft dollar, ALWAYS
WALL We are requested to announce H.
W. Wall. of Henry county. as a candidate
for Joiut Heprc-cntatice from the counties of
i.ibson. Carroll, Weakly and Henry, in the
next General Assembly, subject to the decision
..fa convention, if one be deemed notes; ary by
JONES. We are authorised to announce JL
F. Josrs as a candidate tor Tax Collector
at the August election.
MrEWEN. We are authoriied to announce
J AW McKwen as a candidate tor Coun
ty Trastee, at the August election.
FLY. We are authorised to announce J. L.
i'LT s a candidate for Xruetee at the elec
tion next A UJ lift.
LONO. We are authorised to announce J. C.
Long as a candidate for Trustee at the Au
COUNTY COURT CLERK.
GAY. We ere atitroriid te announce Capt.
Tuos. tiiT as a candidate Xw County Court
Clerk at the Aug ut election.
CARNE. We are authorised to amounce
JtiHi I. CAKxr, f Humboldt, as a candi
date for Couuty Court Clerk at the August
TO THE VOTERS OF (5IBSOX COUNTY.
Fkllow CiTirics : Having been solicited
Ity-numerons friends, I have after consultation
With persons from various parts of ibe county,
decided to become a candidate for re-election
to the oflice of County Court Clerk, and in ao
doing, 1 hereby return you my most sincere
thanks for your kind consideration and gener
ous patronage in the past : feeling that inti
mate acquaintanceship with the butinees of the
othce has qualified me for its numerous duties,
1 respectfully sppeal to a generous public for
its suffrage at the ensuing election.
lour obedient servant,
M. C. HOLMES.
WILLIAMS. -TO THE VOTERS OF SIB
SON COl 'STY. When 1 made the race
for Sheriff two years aro, 1 announced to some
-of my friends that, if re-elected, 1 would not
offer for the same position aeam ; but, iaeonse
uuenee of argent solicitation from many friends,
I have consented lh.it my name sbsll again be
used as a candidate for the oflice. I feol that it
would be ungrateful in tuetorefusetoaUow my
friends to use my name in the race, alter having
been supported by them in my two last races.
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK.
MOORE. We are authorised to announce
Vi . W. Mount as a candidate for re-election
to the off.ee of Circuit Court Clerk at the
PEARCF.. We are authoriied to aanoanc
8. M. Pi a arc as a candidal for County
Register, at the August election.
ELLIOTT. We are authoriged to announce
P. P. Lluott, of Trenton, as a candidate
far Connty dteguter at the Aaguat eiecuaii.
We hare just received a full assort
ment of glass fruit jars. Call and see
lhem before you buv eloewha. -16
Bjjtant, Jacksos & Co. .
lie arRrttfilioca now.
A fine rain Tuesday morning. -
Look out, tax payers! , Home tu
got anoiLcr little book. '
The comet baa come. Several of
our citizens have seen it.
"Father O'Brien" returned Tues
day from a vLat to Xaoliville.
A plabk walk baa been laiJ Lrvm
the crossing to the MUaa House. .
Bryant, Jackson & Co. have a new
advertiseoient. Head it and trade
w itb them. j
One of the aUea of the Jlethodlst j
Church is graced with a new carpet !
Why not adorm the other also?
We feasted last week en cantebpes,
watermelons, green corn, etc, which
came all the way from New Orleans.
&iturday morning a cow belonging
to Miss Mattie Robinson was killed by
the passenger train near the planing
Look out, law breakers 1 The new
brick calaboose is about finished, and
McDonald won't sleep wink until he
gobbles you np.
Rev. J. E. Weaver, by request of
the council of U. F, of T., will preach
at the Baptist Church next Sunday
morning upoa Uie subject of temper
ance. The Central Iletcl caught fire from
the exploerfon of a coal oil lamp last
Thursday evening; but the fire was
extinguished before serious damage
We understand a new porter vol
unteered his services for the Central
Hotel last week. At least, he wore
the porter's badge on the platform at
A cage of parrots and about one
hundred stocking birds were trans
ferred at this point lwt Thursday, for
the North, and, for variety, a cage of
poodle dogs also passed up.
A negro was arrested by Marshal
McDonald Friday night, for abusing
his (reputed) wife. He pawned his
purse and pistol for his appearance
next morning, but failed to come up.
Friday evening a Main street drug
gist closed his store for supper, leaving
a large bunch of brushes hanging out
fide Upon his return the brushes
were gone and a wood-saw hanging in
their place. He felt considerably
awrd at this little bruJi.
We notice large quantities of peach
es, apples, plums and vegetables pass-
t hig north every day by Express. The
fruit is being shipped from Tyler,
Texas, and other points South, to
Chicago, Cairo and Louisville. We
saw several barrels of cucumbers and
tomatoes transferred here last Thurs
day. Guion has a new artist at the St.
Louis Gallery, and we take pleasure
in telling our readers that he turns
out first-class work. He has been em
ployed in some of the best galleries in
New York and thoroughly understands
his business. Now is your time to get
a Rembrandt or any other style of
Dr. M. B. Harris, of this place,
shipped this year over one thousand
dollai-s' worth of strawberries, the pro
duct of one acre and a half. He will
have two or three acres in full bearing
next spring. This b one of the finest
fruit-growing regions of the South,
and one acre of strawberries will pay
better than five in cotton.
A few days agojne of our dry goods
clerks sold a lady a bill amounting to
several dollars. Her husband called
next morning to settle it and was pre
sented with a bill for "one duck, 25
cents." This mysterious account is
fully explained when we learn that,
while making the purchase, the lady
told the polite cutter of tape that, of
several rival lovers, he was the favored
one of a certain young lady.
Parties who have purchased Wash
ing Machines from HalcVanhook & co.,
can return them, if not satisfied.
Hale. Vaxuook & Co.
A fine stock -of mcn and boys' sum
mer clothing, just received at
li R. J. Robertson's.
W. M. Hall, Esq., of Brownsville,
was in town last Thursday and Friday.
Mr Farmele, the pleasant and effi
cient conductor on the Nashville sleep
er, has our thanks for literary favors.
Our talented young friend, Charley
A. Miller, Esq., late of the Lebanon
Law School, now of Bolivar, called on
Prof. Kennedy, w ho is now on a
tour through the Northern States, has
placed us under obligations for late
New York papers.
Judge James D. Porter, of Paris,
who is a prominent candidate for Gov
error, passed through on the cars last
Friday, looking after his prospects in
Maj. W. J. Sykes, of Memphis,
who has been prominently spoken of
as a -candidate for Governor, called on
us Tuesday. He says he doesn't wish
any office whatever, and his desire is
to see all opponents of radicalism and
repudiation thoroughly organized for
the coming campaign.
Buy ycur fpun cotton from R. J.
Doors, Sash and Blinds, cheaper
than erer before otfered in Milan.
liiTT. Vaithook A Co.
Tw. XtfJUnMi -
"We keep on band a supply of war
ran ta and executions, which we will
t SYC2tv-vc ccata pfr tandrtd.
Warn Caw i mt Osw K
athla Awalaascatw tow Abaat Xa.
The Avalanche of last Friday con
tained a letter from this city with
heavy display heading, to this effect :
" Experiences of a Day's Intercourse
Among the Milanese 'The Future
Metropolis of Tennessee' Cotton
Shipments and General Trade of
Milan Some Facts of Importance for
the Consideration of Memphis Mer
chants," etc. It is a good letter, in
many respects, and will let the outside
world know something of us. The
writer puts the population down at
fifteen hundred, when two thousand
would be much nearer the mark. His
remarks on real estate interests ought
to put every land-owner to thinking.
They would make money to even give
away alternate lots in many instances,
requiring parties to build good houses
on them. Bring down rents and the
prices of lots, and many industrious
mechanics will move here. Read the
Milax, Tenn., June 24.
" It is bound ta be a great city, sir,"
said one of the representative Milan
ese, as he looked around him with an
air of pride and satisfaction, and called
the Avalanchian's attention to the
piles of brick and lumber which partly
obstructed the streets; "it's bound to
be a great city, sir, and, if vou would
be up with the times, the best thing
you can do is to move the Avalanche
up here and become a part of the
community. Memphis is nothing to
what Milan will be in the course of a
few years. Why, sir, we have put tip
100 stores and dwellings since Christ
mas, and, as you will observe, building
is still active, in spite of the hard
times. In brief, sir, I introduce you
to the future metropolis of Tennessee."
"I presume the place will rival St.
Louis or Chicago in course of time,"
was the meek suggestion of the Ava
lanchian. "No doubt of it, sir, no doubt of it,"
was the response of the public-spirited
and enthusiastic citizen as he fanned
himself vigorously, and, complaining
of heat and dust, suggested it might
be well to patronize one of the many
saloons which lined the principal ave
nue of tragic. Perhaps he thought
that if the Avalanchian looked through
the bottom of an inverted tumbler he
would be more likely to discover the
importance of Milan.
If there were no other indications
of future importance for Milan, saying
nothing of its present, the number of
saloons in the place ought to impress
one w ith a feeling akin to conviction. ,
It reminds me of Cairo as it appeared
during the war, when one could hardly
enter an establishment that wasn't a
saloon or restaurant. I have u't time
to count how many there are in Milan,
nor am I prepared to give anv idea of
the quality ot the fluids they dispense.
Milan is one of those places to which
the progress of railroad building has
given sudden growth and animation.
Since the completion of the extension
of the Mississippi Central Railway
from Jackson to Cairo, crossing the
Memphis and Ixniisville Railway here,
it has changed. from a modest and
unpretending way station on the latter
thoroughfare to a noisy and somewhat
pretentious crossing of both thorough
tares, and expects to become before
A RAILROAD CENTRE
of very great importance, two other
railways in course of construction be-
inc expected to cross here. One of
these is the Tennessee Central, an ex
tension of the Nashville and Chatta
nooga, which Ls already partly graded
between Milan and Trenton, as well as
on the eastward. Its starting point is
Nashville and the objective point ori
ginally was Fulton, on the Mississippi
river, but indications now are that it
will seek Memphis instead, through a
junction w ith the Memphis and Padu
cah Railway, being leased and operated
by the Nashville and Chattanooga
Railway. Theother embryo thorough
fare oa w hich the Milanese base great
expectations is the Evansville Railway,
which is to begin and end I know not
It will be seen that the Milanese
have grounds for their expectations
and pretensions, especially as since the
completion of the extension named
above the city, less than twelve months
ago, (it is incorporated and has a Mayor
and City Council,) has nearly doubled
in size and population. The popula
tion is now estimated at 1600 to 1700,
but from a look at the place one would
hardly estimate that number, and pro
bably 1500 is fully as much as a count
would show. It is located in the
A FINE FARMING COUNTRY,
near the northern border of Gibson
county, which produces good crops of
corn, cotton and wheat, witn some
tobacco, and this, with its railroad
facilities, constitutes an element of
strength and progress not to be sneered
at, however much the reader may in
cline to differ with the views tf the
enthusiastic gentleman first introduced
in this letter. The Mayor of the place
is Mr A. Jordan, whom I did not
chance to meet
Besides the numerous saloons re
ferred to above, there are some twenty
business houses here, including three
drug stores and two millinery estab
lishments, and about eight or nine
transact a strictly distinctive business,
either in groceries or dry goods. Just
now, for the same reasons found else
where, the merchants are dobg little,
and in most cases seem to have but
little stock on hand; but there are
evidences that some of the bouses
transact in the course of the season a
large and profitable business. There
are three hotels in the place and three
large boarding bouses, besides which
several families take boarders unpro
fessionally. There is also a planing
mill, together with five brickyards,
and one of the meet important features
is a steam eompress, w hich was put np
by the M. C. K. K, and is for the
purpose of oompressing cotton shipped
direct from country towns below for
northern point. On arriving here
the cotton cars are unloaded and the
cotton put through the compress, when
the cars are reloaded and sent forward.
There is an excellent location here for
a foundry and machine shop,' which
kind of an establishment is already
much needed and mmld be wtU pi-
trtsaized. - A-ry AlpUc hui site U U AUAa.
also preseiuwi'thia easy distance of ; T ,.,.- r,., Frw i
the depot The hotels here are good aerrwgairiew te ir. l.
enough in the way but the place j., learn Dr,
needs and would support a much larger .
and better establishment than any one Ijea- 1 iwJt f the Tennessee .
of those now in operation. tral Railroad Company, has declared
anrPMESTS of cotton j bis intcuUon to "ret his case" o the
from Milan thL season have been 6000 tatvm.fc vu Lis later in your last
bales up to the present time, about iisue.and dMares that, "if the people
equally divided between Mem .his and j 0f Milan wiL to know what has be
ew Orleans. Before the extension j . e .1,;. mtav .i, mnv mi
cotton wasshipped to Memphis . Now j
the merchants, having' two outlets i
south, ship according to the induce- j
mente offered by the two market-. J
To Memphis the freight is z2 and to ;
New Or&ans S3 pet-tele. The prin- j
cipal receivers uf 'Milan cotton in I
Memphis, so far as I could learn, arc j
bsta, rizer & i-o., Miaue, Harris iV
Co. and Dav & Proudfit
the general trade
of Milan extends for miles through
the surrounding country, and if the
merchants could be induced to pur
chase their stocks in Memphis it would i
be quite an addition to the trade of
that city. Many orders are sent to
Memphis in the course of a season, but
I regret to state that stocks of dry
good, boots and shoes, etc., are pur
chased almost wholly in Louisville,
Cincinnati, etc. Whilst shipping cot
ton to Memphis, the inerchauts make
no pretense of buying anything there
beyond as from time to time their
stocks may need replenishing, and yet
Milan Ls within 100 miles of Memphis
on a direct line of railroad. It U ac
know ledged that Memphis sells many
articles of merchandise as cheaply as
they can be purchased elsewhere, but
habit is strong and hard, to overcome.
I leave the remedy to the merchants
real estate interests.
One thing is likely to retard the
growth of Milan, and that is adisposi
tion on the part of owners to hold real
estate at fancy figures. Lots were
pointed out to me for which 52000 to
83000 each is asked, which are big
figures for a place of this size. I
hear of none selling, however, which
fact carries in itself sufficient condem
nation of a speculative feeling likely
to prove hurtful to the whole commu
nity, in that it is calculated to repel
capital and enterprise.
SOCIAL AND EOOCATIONAI..
The farmers of this section, white
and colored, are a substantial set com
paratively, and alxjve the average of
Southern agriculturists in point of
thrift and economy, though rtill de
ficient in lioth respect. Generally
speaking they pay up well w hen they
can, and as they have got but little
into debt this eara, are ia good
comfit ion, though mostly very hard
up for money and supplies. The ne
groes are very orderly and industrious,
and merit the cwwjiueudation of the
whites, which is freely accorded.
They indulge in no Tom-foolery alnmt
civil rights, but on the contrary think
it is best to leave well enough alone,
as a change would le likely to result
to their disadvantage. There Ls an
excellent free school for the colored
children that is well attended, and
they are tooscnsihle to hazard itsjxtssfT
sion by clamoring for what would he
certain to break up the wh 1c frbric
of free education in Tennes be
speaking of education: 1 matters,
there is an excellent white free school
here, graded under the requirements
of the Peabody fund, from w hich it re
ceives $1000 annually. In it a full
course Ls taught, including vocaland in
strumental music, the l mgunges and
the highest range of mathematics.
There are six teachers, of whom II. S.
Kennedy Ls the principal. T. P.
Walker formerly of the Brownsville
Female College, instructs in the En
glish departments. The numl)or of
scholars at the close of the late ten
months session was 334, of both sexes.
The white and colored schools are con
ducted under the same general juris
diction, commissioners, superintend
The number of church societies
here is four, viz. in the order of their
numbers ad influencci Baptist,
Methodist, Presbyterian and Cumber
land Presbyterian. The first two
have good church edifices, the Bap
tist being of brick, w ith an imposing
steeple, and the Methodist of wood.
The other organizations are about
building or talking of it
hereabouts compare favorably with
anv I have seen along the line of the
railroad from Memphis, but were late
ia obtaining a stand and, though vigor
ous, are small. Some rain has fall
en of late, but moisture has not been
general, and where most plentiful has
been barely sufficient As to the con
dition of the crops in this section now,
I can do no better than forward Bry
ant, Jackson & Co.'s report, as made
out for the National Crop Reporter.
Taking last year as a basis they re
port the situation at this time as an
nexed: Per centum.
W neat ISO
Oata -.- 'sorry'
The report of wheat and oats, it
wiU be observed, corresponds with
w hat I gleaned at and about Browns
ville and Humboldt, as communicated
in recent letters to the Avalanche and
the same is nearly true as concerns corn.
It will be seen that the decrease in cot
ton is 5 per cent greater than reported
elsewhere. The planting was equal
to last season, but was Lite coming up,
owing to unpropitious weather in the
spring, and since then the crop has
had to contend with drouth. In some
localities no stand at all was secured
and the land had to be replanted
mostly in corn. Rover.
Th Waj t Tra IlappiaeM
Is to rise early and go to Bryant,
Jackson & Co.'s and buy all the goods
you want In this way you will be
honest, get rich and have a jolly time
wearing good clothes and cheap dry
goods. Go thou and do likew ise.
Send in your orders for tickets in
time. We are printing them at two
dollars per thousand.
Go to R. J. Robertson's for your
choice groceries. ll
. For Ladies' Dress Goods, call on
Williams Smith & 6. - 11 "
moresville und sec. This will not
suit the people of Milan. It may
sujt . our people will not
thoir - ou Uie evasive note
1r- Le mr fm-
meuts upon it rai-s an issue with him,
and m effect says to him that our
IHJO,je have jrravc suspicions that their
money is n being properly apilied,
and Dr. Lea cannot stop short of a
full statement of recti pts and exjiend
iturcs now. We wish, in plain Eng
lish, to know what has been done with
our money. Dr. Lea cuu alone tell
us.' We have trusted him with it,
and we demand of liim a statement of
the uses it was put to. Dr. Lea can
easily answer what has become of
even- dollar. Will he answer w hat
he lias done with the ?1.",000 in Milan
and $17,000 ia Trenton bonds, besides
the private suliscripuons. Will he
tell lis what has been done with the
last instalment of. $7,500 of Milan
It is charged that work has been
done upon the road at sums far less
per cubic yard than reported. Will
the Doctor tell us how this is, and
why? Also, of all other overcharges,
if any? It is charged that the Doctor
has purchased supplies, clothing, etc.,
for the hands, and let them have the
articles at fifty per cent, over cost.
Will he answer how this is and why,
and what has been done with this
profit? Will he state if any goods
have been retailed to the hands at a
price greater than paid for them, and
what ier cent.? Can't the Doctor
tell us exactly the amount of work
done and the cost, and subtract this
amount from amount received by him?
A citizen of Milan asked Dr. Lea
what he had done with the last bonds
Milan issued to him. The Doctor is
reported to have laughed and said, in
effect, "O, will be found in the
Uh (f third purtie, intimating that
it UiW iwrlK for lis to Jltteniot to seek i
redress. Why this, if till is right ? j
ill not Dr. Lea come up iairly and
toll us how all these matters are?
Will he not recollect that it is our
money? Can Dr. Lea "rest his case"
here? Let us hear from you, Doctor.
We will not -'rest our case here."
Milan, Juno 2fi, 174.
If vou' aut cheap goKls, go.tc
Williams, .Smith & Co. 11
Iuy youf choice tetis, entices and
sugars f'roin R. J. Robkktson.
. JII MHOI.IsT ITEMS.
The Law Court adjourned hist
Friday morning. The criminal cases
in which Milan is interested were dis
posed of as follows : . .
Htate v. Douglas continued.
State v. Covington nolle prort".
iState v. Oliver dismissed.
Stare v. Jo. Keith defendant ac
quitted. State v. Syder dismissed.
State v. Dave King one year in
State v. Rur.il ttol. prof, enteral.
(State v. Galbraith and Dennison,
for burning the calaboose ; the defend- j
ant and Attorney General submitted
the question to the (ourt as to whether
the burning done in attempting to
escape amounted to arson. The Court
decided lhat it did not, and released
the prisoners, as there was no malice
in the burning.
Candidates were as thick as leaves
in autumn upon the streets during the
, - , . . Tr , ,
A fine rain fell east ot Humboldt
Humboldt has a pump to which a
hose can be attached, and while one
pump another pprinkles the street.
Chickens, eggs and butter.
15 . IIale, Vasiiook & Co.
Clothing guaranteed ten per cent,
cheaper thaj, any house in the city.
15 Stone & Mills.
Mr J. F. Sloan, of Shiloh district,
Carroll county, brought in blooms
last Saturday which opened on the
25th ult. He reports crops suffering
for rain. Frank Lewtcr and Louis
Bridgeraan, colored, of Carroll, also
sent in blooms of the 25th.
Messrs Cunningham & Butler also
brought in blooms. Their cotton is
over two feet high and is a first-rate
stand. Their corn L higher than a
man's head and has been " laid by."
Who can beat this?
100,000 cj-press shingles for sale by
8tone & Mills.
As money is scarce and times are
hard, we will for the next three months
take almost any kind of produce in
, , t. . .
nrrdiiinrrfi lor . ftur nanfr- inner in
e i-r- o
your butter, eggs, chickens, etc, a JTow
is yeur fime to pay for the ExCiiance
and never miss the money.
We call the attention of caeh buyer
to our large and well assorted stock of
dry-goocls believing that we can make
it to their interest to buy from us.
16 Betant, Jackson & Co.
li.r tin" Litharge.
THE LABOR QVFATIOX.
if. .? . si-,- -r in i
jo ite i (tow "f .rnran '"' t n-iniMT. 4
The idea has suggested itself to me ,
since rctunring t your midst that, if
there was un entire change in the sys-1
ton. of 1:W in this country, we could j
make as much again money as we now ,
do at fiiriiiinr and save our lands.
Thci-v is no doubt that the pn'iit
system of Libor in this country is
ruinous to the soil, and the bct farm- j
era can mnke but little more th;m a j
support. This Ls evidenced by the
scarcity of money. According to my
notion, tln-re Is a remedy to be found
for those evils. If wo would organize
an immigration societv here and pub
lish to the world what advantages we
have "in the way of climate, soil and
productions we could get a elas of j
labor very stion in our mi!st that j
would change our whulo system of
farming. It is unless f r the jieoplc
of this country to try to compete with
the South in raising cotton. We can
not do it. Wc must raise crop here
th&t can lie cultivated with lalwr-sa ving
machinery, such as hay, corn, outs,
rye, wheat, barley and stock, leaving
off cutt in entirely. If we would cul
tivate tlw nlaivf-niontioncd cnuis in
stead, we would have the advantage !
over every state in the Union for it J
market. We could supply the people j
of the cotton region projer with all of!
these articles at least ten ier cent.
cheaper than they could buy elsewhere.
If we would hold out iuducer.:nt.s to
the hard working farmer i f Pennsyl
vania, New York and Ohio to come
among us and teach us his system of
cultivating the soil, we would surelv
learn n valuable lesson. Lt us think
over the matter soberly, and after due
reflection sec if we had not better get
together and organize a society for the
nurixiscof invitincr immigration anion w
us and for maturing plans for progress
in iarmmg. ;
At t!is very moment we have a ;
town wiih as good facilities for manu-
facturt; as anv in the 8t::te. Let us
tell people at the North, who under-'
stand machinery, what facility's we
have here for the employment of cap- i
ital at a goou interest, ami I am sure
wc can get meu to locate here that
will do us a great deal of g'M
1 in that
These ere questions that we should
think alxmt and act uion. Other
pirtiuns of the .South and West are,
continually advertising themselves and ; ,)1.I.1)MTK TK M. A L. Mi..s. t kmrai. i
bringing the thriftyemigrai.t into their ; ,.(ir AN1 roxvKsl,.XI T r!1E b.sn,,
localities, thereby building up and! ..,
i imorovinor their country. What do
the uf tih vicinity say? i
Jxo. SlIi:i'IlKI:li. j
Milan, June 30, 174.
Fresh supply of sugnr and molas
ses, etc. Uaij:, Yanhook & t'o.
- . ' . 1
Call at II. J. RoU-rtson's for your ,
shirts collars and scarfs. 11 .
Mr IaI'A r: Will you ph ase ju!-
hVli the following :
We, the undersigned voters of the
15th civil district of (Iilsiii county,
do protest against the action of a pri
mary meeting that was held at Walnut
I Grove recently, in apiminfing and in-!
structing the delegates to vote lor:
Coulter at Hunilioldt for Congress and
H. C liurnet at Trenton for II-jre-s'ntative,
as such is not the choice of
the voter.- i'f this district by a di.t-idcd
Signed l.y (iov. li-lew, Stephen
MeLVrson." I. M. Holmes, li. A.
lliL-ks, Jno. Uryunt, sr, and sixty-live
W. W. Wilkison i I
selling puns, pistols, i
revolvers and manv ;
otner tilings at cost. .-ii .
i . i . . .
or cash, u UIi tins, Mmth 6: t....
i mu Hie fiicapest goods. 1 1
The Mt. Lnuit tTcnrsion
()iie of the grandest excursions of
a lifetime is now within the reach of
all Trains will run oil the Mississippi
Central and connections carrying ex
cursionists to and from St. Iouis for
the unprecedentedly low price of c 7. 50.
Take advantage of this opportunity to
see the greatest inland ciiy on the
continent and the longest susje.u.sion
bridge in the world, and vou will
cniov the J-oUrtll ot .lUlV to SOIilC p.it -
J . , : ,
Vailiage. Vllliore lias HCKelS ai lite
Co to Willia us, Smith & l. for
cheap Clothing. Hats and Shoes. 11
Parties wLJiing to rent houses or buy
pmiiertv Ciin get bargains by calling on
O. II. Hallstrom, Milan, Tenn. 1-ly
A t ros Hark
On the margin ' of your paper indi
cates that your time Ls out, or will ex
pire with the next pajier. Kcniemlier
our rule c.vsii always ix advanck.
If not renewed, we take it lor granted
you do not want the paper any longer,
ai.d your name will be dropped from
our list. We intend to publish the
best paper in West Tennessee, nnd
the more sulerilers we get, the bet- !
ter we can make the paper. Let eve- j
ry one renew and bring another villi !
UlHiMslatioa of Copartncrhtp.
By mutual consent and agreement,
011 the 27th inst.,the firm of Shepherd
& Harrison was dissolved. W. M.
Shepherd proceeds with the business
and assumes oil its liabilities I le has
retained as his clerk Mr V,. I. IXm
nelL who will be happy to see his old
friends and customers, and w ill as ever
sell them goods cheap. He Ls a yonrg
gentleman ot high moral character.
! j-f;...!,. l..w.r-.i.i . ;,, n i.; .i.,.,i:..
t Pill' II, ii.iuuiaun; m till UJJiMIilt'A,
1 ana l wm i truiv elati to see mm.
with my successor, succeed in business. '
Tllil. "j. II.AEELSOV.
Milan, Juno 30, 174.
We have on hand a lot of old news
papers, which can be bought at one
dollar per hundred.
I41K I T RtrtsRTH.
JIlsMi Cwtlwss Marfcvt.
"Tir iv .Tnlv 1. 174.
ft,.,.:,-, niall. Good demand.
uUVtlrjl aiv paving the following fin-'
(Jood onlinan. Hi
Iw middling, 1 1
Middling, 1 " ,
Strict mi Idling. 1 A
Good luiddliug, lo' ;
t.rwcr-rj ana PraJarf Market.
Sugar, A coffee, 1 2i f ' 1
" browu, 12ti2i .
Coffee, good Kio, 2S(S3:1
Meal, ir bu.-hel. 100" j
Chickfcns, jer Wen, $'$.00
Eggs, " 12$
Insure cnr prop'rtr in the
HACKS & WAGONS. ;
a, hi, ... sb..P. c :
Wi:ST SIPK OF MAIS ST RF.KT.
MIL AX, TKXX.,
Would sdii-it his old frirmls urd i-u.-tomers and
the puUu- ecnerniiy t s-ivi- him u and
amino his .-tuck wtore iurrh.Miiic rlM-anerf
All kinds uf lU-oniriiiK dune with neatu? and
diputrh. A good assort uint ut
o j. k i x .-;
Always in Land- at red need rntt-. Al.'O
MtrriLK' uriti il vsin.
Wry low. A SfH-d Hearse ready wnen callfd
for. All Work Warranted. inari-lr
Mil. S. I'L.U'K, l'nrietreff.
sJi'il"' and 'a" "'
turtifhcd at nil timi-.- with thv let the cuur.tr
Hates reiM nuMc. The j-utrunage of the puh-
lie is solii-ited. marj-l.v
S. F. RANKIN,
ATTORN FY -AT -LA W
A Ml -
SOLICITOR JX CHAXi'KItY,
V." ill iirafi -e in OiWon and .idjoiuitir 'oiintie.
Oihik: 1 irst door over Jordan i Or
J. T!. Il.lEkliT-i.X.
E. N. SfKM r.u
.1 T T l! A hi ) .S-.IT- I. A H .
T ill pk K'TirK is cin.SnX SI
V adioiniua Count ie. Sitei'ial attenti on
piveu ti theccdlwtinn of CLiini-. inar0-tni
JXn. 1. IKrilKL. . a Mill.
' VRTHKL A NL1I-,
ATTORN FYS AT LAW.
TRKSTt N, TKN X I.S.-1 K,
W ill nvtiri in ttibsnn and ..ljnininfountio.
t'oik'-tions promptly attended to. ap'J ly
W. J. HOUSE,
maiiulacturer of nnd dealer in
Saddles, Harness, Collars, 6c.
; In f nKryttia, ket i.. Firt-
, .in.- sn.ip.
"Orders for Fine Work solicited.
.South Side Muiii Sirret,
mail. lv. MILAN 1KNN.
GEO. K. FOOTE, 1
.1 TTOKX hi V-A T-LA
"Will praetiec in all th Courts in this StaTo. ,
O.Tii'e in llie t'ity Court room, over Or. Jordan's
llruit Store. n,nri-:lro.
A. J. DAVIDSON,
VM.'r ACTLItKK of AM) DKALFK
BOOTS tSa SHOES.
, Plain pecedCalf loreln. Pbin ewed Calf for
1 si:'.. :..rdii tup. ii.n..e. -,ed. sn. r.s.tue
; very be.-t mnteri il. Kepi.irii.e lieaply and
' prouipilj lone.
tt Si le Main street, Milnn.
"H'KKS II 1- 1'ROFKSSIOXAT. SEBV
V J iee to the eiii.ern of Milan and ftinoui.d
ini; eoimtiy. in ull it.- Tnriou. branches.
offiw over Jordan'- iHuf Store. Ite'ideuea !
on WiUiii m -on street. marl-'-Oio
Wiliiams, Smith & Co !
"TVK1.KKS IX TiRY liOoP? XOTIoXS. '
A.J H:it. t nps. Hoot', Allocs, Qneeiifar.
fl.irdw.ir. Ac. Terms -tietlr and poiiicly .
I'a-h or I'neiuee. oit a ill t ud llnti l liryant,
J.ieicon 1 Co.'s oi l .-laud. itarifi-ly ';
J. T. ANDERSON,
C-nintrv Hollow-warc, Ac, tie.
marfly. MILAN. TEXX.
MILAN. TKN. S.
i Will prvtii's- in all the Courts of Law ani
I Kiiniiy in tli runties of Oibsoa and Carrail, ,
and in the Court st t 01 on lit;, nrlai at
tntiou icivea to Ooliectiufis. f&artly
DR. J. F. SHARPE,
iLate of Maasaittj
OCTiia hu rofea.,ina! erric to lie t'tleiis
of Miiaa and surroandmf nuiatnr.
orrirr i rnvr omrt BL'iLMxe.
stiire him a caU. oar6-l
W. B. GUION,"
i i t i t r i i i tt c a
t 4 n 'f a S .s lb 1 It 1". 1.4
Is prcpareJ a make all kinds of TICTU RLr
at the St. Louis Gallery. ai ar& ljr
J. EL WEAKLEY, f
S IGN PAI'NTER,!
MIL AX, TEXX.
Rwreifnlh aolkils tba irBti af U
wtsbinf "t! ta bis Hae. '.'ttci. tt Soit'i '
Paul : !.. aata-Jjr
Will lispiilii.,lic!eTeryTliiiridr m.mitia.
the on the W el Sil uf Main Slreot. i.ser
the st'irr uf Bainl Jk Sinn. The snciii,lue
prk-e is, iarariaLlj iu Jvance,
$2.00 A YEAR.
SLOO SIX MONTHS.
5Qc THKEE MONTHS.
His'ni(Ji:i i'-'n-! fruut lis siaaara'laraM
an entir aw outUl ui tl
Lightning Job Printing Presses,
- r vratira-i t
Most Reasonable Ratea
Crive us a Call,
- aa yiniiit
; A Home Enterprise