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Draft or order at
Draft, not
or part
j of the hank.
' i ran i- r may in
Aretii. nt or Contrnat, or i
LISHED 1840.
,f KU OH Swell
tut Cheek, for w
SilTof Lavrliui to
Bill of i.adlog to domestic mm ,
Bond ol Indemnity, escb W0 Aftl rlltlfl
BorKxminUviU.oyy 1111111.
Brltltn ."vonn a
I ertirlcaU- .if .Has
MfiB of Iejoslt, not eaeee
TbJr ...-art
the State
aas of Oral lkslat. not exceed
Do., rxwdtnc SoUu sod
uo; usurer.
11000 3M
Do., exceeding f 1WJ, for ! t
tlonal Dsn tncreoi
rderntstabl r TrCiTl JUCg
r from Judge Thos.
Lmm 1ot W, for tc'
A-MKr.ivcts of the Tennessee Na-
uVZwXrZonzl Bank Bought for
Notes, foremen WW
Receipts for $ ar
Power oi Attorne
dividend or lnt
the State
&-toi''' followlt:? report from the Slat j
Protoit of Not wurrr Kust was law onion" int
se Tuesday:
' f Nashvm.1 i .Tenn., October It, IMS.
T the Uwterai Aaeeinbly of Tennesaeie:
Gentlemen Herewith I transmit to
your honorable Inxly a report of the
proceedings of the state Trews-arer in
rtrnrti to t!i settlement of the school
fund, under resolution No. i of the
House of Representatives, paasetl Feb
ruary 10, 1 w..l see on 29 of the
Appropriation Hill of the Thirty
fifth General A '.inMy of Tennis-.
Ifce only faiudrauiv to the obtaining
of hetwaen fifty and sixty thousand
dollar of said school fund, together
with tbe whole available assets of the
banL, vrTfieh amount to a considerable
toiin, la, that the mdr. of (ieorge K.
Butter, President of said Imnk, are in
tin- hand- ofjudi' John Norman, of
arroll munty, Tennessee, who re-
in W.lit't.r llu'ni tf. nv itlo- until
here Bsome action u th Mtbhvt i
tin- lptsla!un'. 1 would ,-ali your
early attention to th! matter, as the
longer the settlement remains unfin
iatw'l the loss will le obtained, as the
espeb ;fVOf the lteeiveruil the failure
of iwrtiw owinjr the liank are continu
ally trohw on.
1 WOOia reei.uUliend thai the I"gi
latu re demand the pvtrleneea of the
del.t from said John Xonnan, and
that they lie plaeeil in lie hauds of
Hue Attorney for the .State, Mr. Thrt.
R. Siiirtti. of Memphis in-trueting
him to sptile with the Comptroller of
tbe( urreri. .. at Washington.
When the settlement is eff-eted. the
Comptroller wiil turn over the cash on
hand due the bank lo the state, to u.e
amount of fifty-five Ihouiauul dollars
hto all claims and property that be
longed to suii 1 iat i k . Yours, etc.,
J. K. Ill st, State Treasurer.
Deral AKscinblv of the State of
'. The legislature at its
t v-r);,n authorl.v-dthe State Trvas
er to pros lite u:i.aid claim held by
le Slate, aud especially to take suek
u! action as &ii j-ht be Deoessarv to
teyuw tlie paymeat of -o much of tlie
-si'hool ftintl as -till reiimimsl due and
unpaid, etc., by resolution of febru
ary 10, li)9.
The undersiirii's! was designated In
said resolution to aid the Treasurer.
To carry ti tlie objects of this reso
Jutioii, it seenied proper that the at
fai'r of theTennesse' National Bank,
of Mfc.mphis, (in which the State Treas
urer Stafford had depo-ited the school
fund), shouiJ 'e closed up so far as to
enable the fStaU to obtain entire con
trol of its assets. 1 had suggested a
plan for efilvtitnr thbtothe Legisla
ure in the whiter of i;7-. and again
in lbCS-'.', in atvordantv with thp fol
lowing letter of the Comptroller of
the Currency, tiled as a part of Uii
communication, marked No. 1.
It seemed to me evident that the
sooner the Stan- obtained exclusive
possewion of those asset,, tire more
r.he would he enabled to realize from
them, especially :l- tlie exjteusive pro
mtm m settling everything through a
Keeeiver would be I hereby avoided.
The State had n source from which
to recover this fund except the assets
of the bank, the bond of State Treas
urer Standford, anil tie- bond of the
bank as fiscal agent, and it has been
evident for some time that these
sources are wholly inadequate io make
the tiind good.
The committee of the Legislature
expreriscd approval of the plan, hat
no decisive eeiion was taken uutil the
resolution above referred to, which
Mr. Kust, your Treasurer, and 1, tsth
construed to ! an authority to close
up theatCtirsof the bank a iiiigjfcsted.
Airs if i
r tiie
linely. acting unoer mv iid-
)UXchuseI on favorable
the claim.
bank which had lieen aud-
allowtsl l.v ti.e totuptroller
rrencv, thereby presenting
ti the attitude ol Uie only
f the bank. We then went
lgton to effect the necessary
euts Mith liie CdJiiptroller
ig upTlie Receivership and
the State to pou chase the
nanats. Vie arranged witu
toller to allow the State's
Sow, of il,- bonk . ...,.
Certilirxte of UefMisii
AssilK-.l Mr pureha-l ,'Uiuls
;h ComjH
claims as
l.rttl tC
Total f37,att t
Then, in orderlmt the Stat' might
buv at Uee
r'- sal,
the CoHiptrol-
ler agreed
ie a dividend of
in his hands, . e.,
u-:nd dollars, ami
1 being crediud on
eank h'ld by the
VUi to be subject to
what was 4re
upward of tin ;
upon such dividend
tlie obligations of tlx
State, the amount w
the Stab? Treasurer
nent of any sum bat
payment into the Sti
" M pa.v
ke aale or for
rel the divi
TUe tompiroiier ,
dend agreed upon. The Japceive of
tlie bank, acting under aid agree
rnent, and by -irtue of a decree of t;;;
Chanivrv Court of Memphis, ofton-d
tor sale at public auction on the Ski
nam uta n twtiemoer
the a-.
eta, real ami personal, of the hank.
Acting in acconlanee with said resolu
toinaud at the request of Ibe State
Treasurer, 1 Oi-i- tor all the a-nu
which wwe likely to go for Ip-s. than
their vain, awl most of them were
struck off to me for an aggregate of
about ten thousand dollars. In ma
king these bids l announced that 1
wa. bidding theritnta.
rpou '.vm-nltation with the Tr-a
urer, mid ujxni ajqilication hi h - )
cellency the tiovernor, I have ascer
tained that the obligations refemsl to,
given by the bank, are in the hands of
lion. John Normal;, oft rroii county,
and that no State ottieer feel- aiitior
iaed Un-oueiwv Uicm from him, evM)
M otain payment of a portion of
them. I nave, therefore, lss n uuable
to curry oiit our arraxtgeiuent uith the
Comptroller, hs he cannot pay the
Statelier liidt-.nl until the amount
is cradMed on the fVKleii.ss, ol ilebt.
The State 'tfe-j surer ha- i.o funds to
pay for tin' assets 1 purchased lor the
tstate, therefore they have mt been
delivensl to the State. 1 ani pei-oii-ally
tsiund for my bid, and the delay
and expi'Jis' of tlie Receiver bidn tair
to be ludefiniieiy conn mien i.
I think 1 have rmnle a good pur
chaseor the State, if the assets are i
d I de
isinauMmated, or todisaflirm it, and.
in the latti'T event, 1 wiil pay the pur
chase money, and take the purchase
to my own account.
If the State halt disHde to take tV
artrf at my bid, some one should be
ith diacrPtiomiry piwer- to
iae and ecn r the claims on
Bv this arrangement tlie State will
necute all the wojiey that ha- alniidy
Ijeeu realirsj Iroio the it ets of the
hdttk, and all the assets remaiuiug on
Iu case the Suite does not take the
atssets. she wiil receive all the money
already collected aad the proceeds of
the sale, without, In either case, los
ing her right of action on the bonds
mentioned above.
ReapecttuUy, etc.,
Memphis, October t, 1m; :.
Xo. 1 Copy.J
Tiinv 1 1 K I' i: i i- r , )
OrPica op CoapraoiiKB Cv xkukt, V
WaaaiKoroa, Nov. u, ist7. )
Dkab Slit I would like to have
your opinion a.- to whether the affairs
of the Tennessee National Bank can
not be brought to aorne satisfactory
settlement w about much delay, and
if so, how such settlement could be
The State Ls the principal creditor,
and it has occurred to me that if some
authorized agent of the State coakl
aetUe the chums of the few individ
ual creditors, so that the State should
preeenl itself as the .solfi creditor, the
remaiuiug asset, consisting of mia
eelhine u rhuaas and rights of ac
tion, might bWVUl under order of the
court, and be purchased by the StaU.
1 could then legally make a di vidend,
that is to , i could turn over to the
n my hands. .
to have the artkiis
W if Of Tnevt
" ' r 3rCo "o
' 1 I wouid bcelaa
far closed up that tMltwrf prevent it, aud if his influx
ttuil v,
A. Ul'LBl'RI
AtiomaMfcTJf . I
' wwrix
The Senate Adjourned till Monday
The House till Tuesday.
Sensation from Memphis Col.
Robertson Topp.
on Repudiation---He wiil
get 63 Votes on First Ballot.
The Comptroller s Report will be an
Encouraging One.
Delinquent Railroads will Certainly
be Sold Out.
Movements of Our Senator
How Johnson Takes the Efforts of
his Opponents.
Etheridse Refuses to Withdraw from
the Contest.
The Board of County Commissioners
and Metropolitan Police.
, What Our Exchanges Have to Say
sppciai. jnsv vtcm t.i hi. sems appkvi..
Nasiivii.i.K, October W The Hen
ate adjouniiil tiil Monday, without
ae, omplishing much busiuess to-day.
The House atao adjoumeil, hut till
Tuesday, when the great question of
Senatorial succession is to be definitely
settled. The outsjKiken friendsof John
son are five in their comments upon
this subject, but general ly members
re so reticent that it is only by dint
of hardest work that auy t'ven a
proximate pw-m can be made aa to
the -trength of the ressi-tive candi
dates. -The sn94tion of the day among
politiiiaiis was thai ireoaiioned by the
eall in., .u I 'ol l'olwri -, hi foou o-
nromluent citizens of Memphis. Of
nUIV Iir" VI -i 1 ll't I 9)mw- w.
chantv. The tu-t Ls, however, teken
aa an acknowletlgment tiiat pre
viously announced opponent of the
eT-President are no longer considered
in the rats-. It is taken to mean that
the friends of Ktheridge are w eaken
ing and dividing.
There need not be any liou'-t: as to
John-fin's opposition to repudiation.
He pronnuno- (iovernment contracts
inviolable and is therefore opposed to
repudiation. I do not think there w ill
he any complimentary votes cast.
Members of the lyistature are pre
pared to vote now, and a liiey ar.i
opposed to any needless excitement
or prolongation of the agony, already
within the limits of endurance, it Ls
expected they will end the strife in a
few ballots, on the fits; of which it is
expected sixty-three votes will ic'
east for Mr. Johnson. At !eat to say
the knowing one-.
The Comptroller's report v. ill be an
encouraging one, and I hope will op
erate favorably upon our credit iu
New York. Togerher with tire lov
ernwr's message, the letter of Secre
tary Fletcher and other i.uporhint of
ficial documents, this will have a ten
dency to advance the price of our
Stab' bonds, and favorably alR-ct our
Other ijeeuriiies.
1 have It from intelligent and relia
ble sources that the Slate's interest in
delinquent railroads will be ..aid "f
in order that the obranaMsirlxts
may be reduced. This will le good
news for our over-burdened tax-payers.
Jf AH VI I I K Tiurmlai Xiyht. The
city was unu-ually quiet to-day. The
Legislature was not iu ;sai.'n, and the
magnificent hotel, along whose corri
dors floats the ceaseless hum of many
voices, was d--ert.sl by the throng.
Senator Cubbins w ith his bride ran
away this morning to Sewanee where
hi son is trained, an undcr-graduate
f tfce I'niversity of the South. Rep
resentative Townapnd answered count
less letters from Memphis carresjKind
ents, iu Hhich the mode of ortmUiug
a new County Court is elaborately
discussed. Sam. Jones was in h'runk
lin and in Nashville, and is always
everywhere, perhaps the busiest man
about the capital. He believes in the
ppoole as earnestly as Andrew John--wm.
L,sd, gnfortuuateiy, has bin-u en
trapped bj the c'urmiuy. rhapsvslical,
violent, inflammatory, eolhsjum har
!iL:ues of Kmerson Etheridgi-. Many
ipnmlni lit candidates lor the Senator
ship aA-oumpaiin-i LegL-lature in
it' excursion, :ud tiie day was reli-
giousiy devoted to phaw anathemas
I leveled at the capacious head of
Ml M-dresicletit. W hen Johfisou's
frlnids repeat iu his presence the
hard words and harsh criticisms hi
which he ts subjected, his Inn d fea
tures are relaxed, aud he kindly and
saiUingly say-, --1 am sorry that 1 am
in Iu- wav ol si many men. r-ucn
a it .,
has ever been wy fort mi e. My w orst
enemies have ever been those who
pursue the same paths of life, w ho be
longed to the same iiurty with my
self .tud have aspired to the same po
sitions. To the people of Tennessee I
owe everything, aud a debt grati
tude which I can never repay. I
have ever -ought to serve them faith
fully, and believe at this moment that
I am in thorough accord ami sympa
thy with the great mass of Tcum
aeeaUK. This bitterness of denuncia
tion to which 1 am suddenly subject
ed, lias origiat iu passions common to
mauy men. Violence will soon ex
haust u- o, and I am not disposed to
reseat an enmity boru today to da-to-morrow-"
Such is the ex-President's
kindly mode of replying, I am
told, to the fierce assault- ol k'ru
EK1UMK, Pi. I on and others w ho
make Nashville resonant with
UivectivMS ii. i acrid criticisms upon
the public and private character of
the greatest of living Tennessee states
men. That Mr. Johnson w ill Is re
turned to the Senate there is hardly a
reasouabbt doubt. Every effort to
consolidate the force of the opposi
tion lias proved unavailing. How
ever weak an aspirant, be still trusts
ia the "scramble" to the sublimity of
Etheridge, it la stated to-day, re
fuses on any terms to Withdraw from
the contest, and his adhesion to this
declaration assures Johnson's tri
umph, prom leading Conservatives
and Democrats at Louisville, repre
senting Middle and Northwestern
States, come letters and telegrams
urging the necessity for Johnson's
election, made more important to the
whole Union by the results of eiec
tions in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The
presence of an expounder of the true
theory of our Government in the Sen
ate ia a national necessity. A hand
that never trembles, courage that
never falters, and an intellect massive
in its proportions, becomes more im
portant to the American people than
any question of local practical in
terest, which must be speed
u solved by the industrial
and comnierciifMrePritks of tin
country. The Pacific road wiU be
built by the operation of climati
gwog'apiHcu, jouusou
u : ...1 1 1 . I
Matter be n-g
d b
W rhulU-ali
' 1
"hich Lbu.
I. naii i . .. : . . : 1 1 MiMiaaM
U'raiHI' III tlie ljl:uis lilt: Luinruium,
in th' voice of the Northern ftmf, in
the resolves of every Cliamber of Com
inerre of every city of Uk- West and
South. Johnson woultl le a very
god if he could prevent, or even re
tard the construction of a Pacilie
nwd, to the completion of which he
would devote every energy and act of
his .irtlcial and private life.
The mode of reorganizing the Coun-
(iurt of Shelby is discussed in many
letters received by your Kepre-enta-tives.
To tell the unvarnished truth,
your people have not unlimited faith
in the forty or tifiy magistrates who
may supplant the Barbour lewis
,!. int. Before Barbour resigned,
ami since the war, tlie County Court
was deemed almost a nuisance. It
would now be an unwieldy body
Of fortv or fifty members and
colored voters have elected magis
trates who are said to remler the old
system unworthy of respect or confi
dence. The country magistrates are,
not hardily criticized, but not a lew of
tin litbvn or twentj who make law
in Memphis districts are pronounced
"hard cases." It r&iults that leit-r-writing
tax-payers insist that a court
lie organized w hose members shall he
well paid, and, appointed, in a man
ner yet to he determined. Honest,
intelligent, well-known men, trusC-d
by the community, and not curb-stone
politicians or brawling managers of
ward meetings, will b come members
of this important court. Cubbiru),
Jones and Townsend will, I think,
tiuatly co-operate in achieving mm
most bet'.e'icentand de-irablecunsnm-mation.
John LoaguP is here furnishing a
multiplicity of facts, with a clear head
and liberal hand, to your representa
tives. He advocates thorough re
forms with an unselfishness which
commands my profound r-spcet. Jlr.
Ayres wins gulden opinions by hi
suave manners and felicitously tofcl
stories. He is devoted to the jiron ii J
tion ol your local iattenate, and se
cures riends everywhere. He and
Gen. Jerry Boyle, both Kentuckians,
hre inimitable story-teller, and Ifth
clcctum t iii: ujsui acci-
j dents,
Mr. Ayres w ill do a.s much m
secure tie success of his friend, Col.
Topp, as any manager of such a con
test could accomplish.
Col. Mike Cluskey's condition Is
better tMlay. Gen. Frank Cheatham
i- an ardent supporter of Mr. Johnson.
Uov. Foote will exhaust the Chinese
qutxdjon in the LiOuisviUeConveiitioii.
Read w bat be hs to say. He eon
curs, this once, with the -V ivkai., ami
will disseminate no little useful and
curious information, If Mr. Fillmore
ran be induced to give him the Hoof.
.:; etlitor from Ka-t Tenneesee Is
prooouiuaai hy foany the most bril
liant member of lie House, iw with
him Mr. James, of Chattanooga, UOOs
tests the palm. The youngest, anil
oue of the most esteemed, members
of the Senate, is the yoothlul son ol
John Willi-juis, of Knox. X. Y. A.
Tlie i'liivti iii'l Amerietiti, of Thurs- )
day, gives the following summary oi
the legislation on Wednesday: In the
Senate Bilki were introduced by Mr.
Clementson, requiring the KMtiQWj
of jiaupers to take care of them, and
subjecting them to a line if they luil to
do so; by Mr. Millsa-, to repeal Un
met ol June t, isii, which allows dis
chorj;eil C-nion soldiers " to curry any
and all necessary side arms, being
their own private property, for lly-ir
pTsonal protection and com u on dts
lense;" by Mr. Cleinentson, to nqx-al
t.th-act ut l'.-bniar hi, touuC-nd
tin. Code: v Mr tlemmbjpn, tf) re
peal the aer fnaSfhi ftffl.-, oi evi
dence In the F. derul and State courts
uniform; by Mr. Cooper, of Hi i
to pay commissioiieTs of registration ;
and by Mr. Luttrell, to regulate the
practice in actions brought on ac
counts. Mr. Ca-oii od red a ri .na
tion to a'.iow each member and otrlcer
oflhe Senate ten dollars for postage
stamps, which w as rejected, ayes '.
noes Hi. A le-nlutioti for tb l n
;..,.!.-.. was alsorejectetl. On mjiioii
of Mr. trooper, of'liayidson, two thou
sand c
were .
les oi me tiovernor s lie -rtg..
ereil to be printed iu Herman,
m requesting the Comptroller
i theticnenil Assembly with
to furni
the liirBl
iher uf the railroads in tin-
receivers and other inlorma-
concurred in. Senate hill
the "Ku-Klux law was
i its thirl rending.
House, on r(Ines;Iay, bllfs
produced by xjr. Smith, tosul-
people a propostion . il
gislature into a const itu
(eittmn; by Mr. Jtosson. to
laws iu recpird to nvisier-
ing wtis; by Mrs Uongacii', to in.,u,-i
the oUiee ol CuUiity judc of" Henry
county; by Mr. James, of Huiiili, to
repeal the act providing lor hold
iug elections by registrars; by Mr.
Tboiiias, Ui repeal the act extending
the efeutive franchise to cei rain aliens;
by Mr. Harrison, to nutiujri:' 'ounty
Courts to levy aspetval rax lor keep
ing county roails iu oidi-r, and crent
iujf the otlice of county roidmaster.
etconerwroy .nr. rtgee,
e Syih- Amendment,
efred to th cuumilps'
-lations; by Mr. Kuloe,
he ( 'apltol 'grounds by
; and by Mr. Agee, in-
to rat it
w hich w
tsi l-'ede
to impr
struciMit' our Senators and requesting
our Representatives in Congress to
urge a rwlwtion of the tax n si(ai;
distilleries. House rtiiuhltlon to etocl
a public prinUT wu.s adopietl, ftyiu, "I;
nays, 10. House resulutiou pi set apart
the left side of the gallery lor the ex
clusive use of white people, was laid
upm tw; table( Jlou-e bills to abol
ish the Office ot County Jude or Sul
livan; to give further time lo perfect
titles to land ; aud to abolish the Coun
ty Judges for Wilson and Cheatham
counties, were passed on their third
reading. '1 lie Mouse ordered the
printiug of five thousand copies f t(ie
Governor's message iu Kuglish, and
one thousand in (it rman. House pol
lution giving the printing of the
House to the Union untl American,
and HoHiutr, until the election of a
public printer, was adopted.
The ('itioii and Anurtmuti, under the
head, "tirant or Johnson To this
Complexion at Last," says: The Hrii -ner
publishes the testimony of Gen.
(irant relative to the feoliug of e
President Johnson toward Gen. Lis',
and regards that as proof stroug as
holy w rit, and amply-sufficient to con
vict Mr. Johnson, tirant's eviduuee
may .lo for too iiunner, but the peo
ple 'of Tennessee who oppose the Rad
ical l-olicy will require further primf
than the evidence of Ben. Grant and
the Radical conspirators who at
tempted the impeachment, especially
alter the squelching tliat the Presi
dent, backed by h:s Cabinet, gave
Geo, tirant in the controversy iu lslis
about his resignation of the position
of Secretary ot War ml Interim. The
country has not forgotten how the
President impaled ten. Grant, and
fully sustaiueti himself by the testi
mony of the members of his Cabinet,
who were present at the interview be
tween the President and tie a. Grant.
The banner, on the 12th of February,
168, published the statements of Sec
retaries Seward, Browning, Randall,
MeCuiloch and Welles, accompanied
by an editorial, from which we make
the following- extract: " We think
" that, after a careful perusal of the
" entire correspondeuce, from its in
" cent ion to the sequel which we give
" this morning, every fair-minded
" reader will agree that the President
" has a triumphantly vindicated hiin
" self as he ha- completely souelched
the late s
interim, and J
" utterly routed the whole nest of con
" spirators."
The same journal, tlie same day,
tion, yi
passetb J
hi tHu
w ere ii!
nut toMli
red te
anient" ti
under the hcadine. ''The tiosuel oflehinerv. 1311
ttate, nasine ioiiowmg: imii. stoites,
a hen
1 in Washington, said: "Andy
son wUl not be elected United j
States Scaatoi
ture, bei-aune Jitbeln
would, seem from tl
warfare now bein
against .-x-Pro
that tne
orate this
Calf Kiile
uUW pactal4Mt(d prejudices ol : b-'rSi ! mitiee
Wic bks.n"
te"fc ' The
I MiM'WP' 9mmmtgjjj in on fijflHra
to i
ago pronounced '-t'ie ruotd unflinch
ing ami conscientious champion the
Constitution ever had." It is gratify
ing to know that the people of tlie
more .southern States do not en
courage the teachers and preach
ers Ol tills gospel lf 11 .le. Tlll'V
si-cm to think with (iov. Senter ilia
it is better to "veil the ' wrinkh!
ironi ol war anti in its stead supply
the smiling countenance of peace; to
substitute reconciliation ami roneoni
lor rankling discontent ami animos
ity." In their estimate of ejt-l'n-i-deu!
Johnson, they cordially coticiir
in the views expressed by the Nash
ville lUunter after the war was over,
and long after Mr. Johnson had said
and done all those things fur which
h" is now so violently denounced. It
is now for the General Assembly,
which was elected upon a platform ol
peace and concord, with pledges of
torgetfulneM of past animosities it is
tor this Iwdy to say w hether they will
abandon that platform, violate those
pledgtsi by proscribing Mr. Johnson
TeiirTPwpp. If their cor
maud his defeat, -o lie it
demand bis election, tile
ition or re-
t of men hi
stitileuts de-
; hut il they
j let it he so,
though all the ajKwtk-s
of Hate, North and Soul
against ic.
t the gosiiel
li, should roil
Louisville Convention
Fourth Day's Proceedings.
The Report of the Southern Pacific
Railroad Cdnrnitteee Adopted.
Stormy Session Adjournment To
Day at U a.m.
ToiL'i.sv'ii.i.u, October l. Tlie re
port of the Committee on tin? South
ern Pacilie Railroad, appointed at the
Memphis Convention, was adopted
by the Convention to-day without al
This is the report which, at the
time of kir Convention, we censured
as opno.-ed to the intenfs of Mem
jihis. and which was a.- readily adopt
ed by the Convention at New Orleans
as that at Louisville. Kis. Appeal.
I.ih isvili e, letober lo. The Con
vention met at in o:eluck this morn-iiii,-.
Tiie first report presented to
the t"1nv'eii tion was that which pro-yifh-s
f,,r the improvement of the Mis
sissippi river and its tributaries. A
ineinorfhi to ls presented to Oongn-ss
was read, and resolutions in favor of
the improvement of snM river were
read to the Convention and unani
mously adopted. The ComniitUs on
Agri, iilture ni ide their rejsirt and re
quested that copies of the report be
furnished lu theSevKUuy fordistrihu
aa,.3l?.J CtWl"fwt3rn
Oue of the resolutions requests that
Congress repeal the law in regard to
tiie land bix in the Southern States.
The report ua.-: sdbpted.
On motion, Mr. William 1!. Wad
was rts-ognised as a member of the
Arkansas de.egatioii t the Conven
tion. The report of the Committee on
I tiftbuoti Water L.m-irisn the A -
laulle ocean to the Mississippi river
was read, and the resolutions embod
ied therein were read separately. The
resoiutioaa, eight in number, were
A request was mado by Mr. Mon
roe, of towa, that a copy ol these rts
olutions be forwarded by the Presi
dent of this Convention lo the Presi
dent of the Senate and Speaker of the
House of Representatives, w ith the
reo u est that they bo laid before their
riqie'!tv hoists,
fiend red, That a committee of nine
Is' appointiil to iiiemoriamte v .Higiess
iu to-liitil of Umaso.. apsoiutions. i'he
resofunon ws adopted.
Ihe report of the Committi
raxution, which. provides for si
is 014, eqa-iiuma and Ceducinj;
tiou, vs nuio aoopieti.
The Coiiveuiioii is n
it- iKtsfness, hi ordf-r t
journinent Ht o'drvlt
urnment tit o'clock trnsening.
It is probable thai Cini-jpiati will
selected as th" point tor if'- mis-ting
the aext t '...ivention.
I he ' lost of
reports uf the coi i
- iu 90 nous that ii
-I --'a . ) 1 an
aiitteiN are
wuMhl requli
mil them by teiegrapfiand it is nexl
to impossible to give a,ireilt ri-.i idea. of
t: -in, ..wing to 11 x 0 ral , 01. fusion
w hich at times exfro d iu th-'CoBven-
tion. , m
E. O. Stau.ird, of St. tjOrris, pfaahp
man of tlii Committee on itiver Nav
igatiou, Ca; .us and oilier linprove
mquts, aubmitted a leagahy ami very
able report, which is based upon a
memorial to Congress, w hich w as pre
jareij by a committee raised at the
New QrlfaitJ and Keokuk ponVPn
iions, una the memorial i- given a- a
part ftf the report. The memorial is
.11 reference to ! lie i.npfoveoient of the
tuiio, Miifci.-.sippi and Jlis-turi fivers,
aad Include a n eomioeiidatlou ot
one passage of a bill now iiending
fore Congrcs-, tdutborue the con
st ruction of bridges across these riv-'
lu eou, :;;-ioti, vfiti: tbo r-'isjrt, Mr.
Stanard reud a leitef from J. N. Mo
tX)nib, Colonel of Engiueers and Su
perintendent of the Cnited Shites
Navy Boats and Western River Im
provements, in regard to his opera
tions, Which throws -oilier iifht upon
the sahj.s-t of rivr improvements.
Aftoj;some slight objoctioiis, w hich
were uol .sustained, the report of the
comuiBtee was adapted.
The order oftbedav Wastlfen po-t-iioucd
to heal the n-port of the Slaud-
0 l ommitiee.
The Commit tc on Agriculture sub
mitted ih ir nqsirt, which was
Mr. Thomas M. Mu 11 roe, of Iowa,
submitted his report, a- stalil above.
Hi- report shows the importance of
cheap and eaay transportation le
tw enthe Mississippi Valley ami the
Kasfern and Southern portions of tlie
country, as w ell as ihe markets of the
'p, improveiuents are
of national importance, and must la'
accomplished oy national enterprise.
Ii belongs wholly to the Government
to do the work, for the benefit of all.
The improvements should be com
pleted at 1 be 1 nrliest possible period,
upon terms w hich would make them
comparatively free to the public at an
early day. The completion of this
work will not add to the national debt,
but enhance the means of paying it.
The report also recommeuus the im
mediate ex leu tion of the Chesain-akc
id Ohio canal from Cumberland.
I., to lirownsville, I'a.
C. U. Fisk, of Missouri, presented
a report upon the removal of the ob
structions from the mouth of the Mis
sissippi, which Was unanimously
Mr. Hilliard, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Taxation, read the report of
the Committee. They realize the ne
cessity of taxation for the support ol
the Government, and favor an adhc
rencc to the obligations already eu
tend into.
They state that the ex
isting mode of taxation is complex,
extravagant and oppressive. It
should be simplified and the revenue
derived from a few sources. The fol
lies, extravaganciksj and vices of the
internal revenue should be collected
from taxes laid upon the following ar
ticles: Licenses, tobacco, distilled
spirits, land sales, ttn and forfeitures,
statistics are given tofhow what can
b' collected lrom these sources.
J. P. Lawrence, of Illinois, chair
man of the Committee on Manufac
turing and Mining, read a report.
They said, not having any reliable
statistics to be guided by, thev cannot
fully report the products of the sev
eral sections. ' It Is recom
mended that Congress be memorial
ized to reduce the tariff on cotton ma
jMr. L,ea-eng.s, 01 01110, offered a
resolution to repeal the tax imposed
ou operations 111 mines, which was
irity report of the Com
ic Southern Pacific Rail
ad by the Chairman, Mr.
Jabama, until he was iu
y a diseuMshm in reference
aio,'iidmprttSp.d as to
niuorjty n'pf;rt7wnich liad
ruinous, ct7iiirt'-
statistie'', hist'iri
irther muling of
liti-rruption, was
construction of a road commencing it,
the vicinity of Cairo, and running
westward on the :i-tti parallel of lati
tude. The majority report favored
the 9U parallel line.
i2'nP majority reixirt
was atlopted. The announeemefit of
the nwult of the vote warf followed by
1 long and enthuabtstic applause
1110 menus or tne minority com
plained that they had not been heard,
and they wanted the report published
along with that of the majority.
The majority report was adopted,
which was laid on the. table.
The Chair h;ul to remind the (' in
vention that the time was limited,
and said the report ot the Committee
on Railroads generally was now ,u
order. These remarks of the presi
dent wpre lost In the confusion.
The reiMirt of the Committee on
Railroads generally recommends the
building ol railroads leading from varum-
parts of the West to the various
Gulf ports, as the proper outlet- lor
Western agricultural products. Itap-
proves neartiiy the policy atoptei iiy
many of the Southern railroad coni
panies fa utfording cheap transporta
tion to persons seelcUig homes iu the
Southern Statiss. It favors the con
nittions by rail til the waters of the
Pav'itic ixi-an ami the lakfN by the
Northern Pacirlc routes. The report
was adopted.
-Mr. Lamb, of Virginia, Chairman
of the Committee 011 Uirecf Trade,
submitted his report, which was dis-
cussed at length and finally adopted
w ith three or four dissenting voices,
It lavors the ftublishnient of steam
-hip lintN between European and
Southern poits, and haiLs with aatte
lactiou the movement inauguratisl by
Commodore Jack son for direct tra,le
with Norfolk.
Ths' report is accompanied by a n
olution soliciting an appropriation by
Congress to deepen the bay anil har
lor of Mobile, and remove all ob
structions therein.
Mr. Corw ine. of Ohio, repeated, that
the committee appointetl to -elect the
place of holding the next meetingof
the Convention had selected ( in. .
nali as tjie plave, ujid tiie first Tues
day in iMttoher, lsn, and the time of
holding it, which report was adopted.
A motion that the Convention ad
journ nine die at Jl a.m. to-morrow,
A resolution providing for the repre
sentation of the agricultural interests
t tne country 111 the Convention, was
Boats others of little importance
were ottered, but did not got through
until an adjournment was cnVvteii.
A grand banouet was given to-night
by the citizens to the delegates. Four
tables, fully 1 IK) feet long, were spread.
ten with all the defi.-u-ies ot ;i ...
season, and umes and uquora. In
numerable toasts were drank, and the
liest fueling prevailed,
The Yerger Case Argument Before
the Supreme Court.
What Ccrfein wa3 and What he has
The Duei Between Cel. Boyd and Co!.
Reconstruction in Mississippi, Vir
ginia and Tennessee.
Case of the Cuban PrWaieor
Washington-, October 15. In tlie
Supreme Court to-dsy, tlP argument
in the Yerger case w as commenced by
Attorney General Hoar. He argued
at length that to briug a case w ithin
the appellate jurisdiction of thisOmrt,
in the sense requisite to enable it to
award a writ of habeas corpus under
the judiciary ;'t it is mpan that
a commitment should appear to have
been Issued by a tribunal whose di
cisions are subiect to, a -rt-vLsion by
this Court. This Court has never
granted this writ w hen the prisoner
was not at the time he iietitioni-d
for it in confinement under aa or
der ul a couit whose proceeding-
cnu be revised by 4 superior
court. This Court cannot exercise any
appt-lluie contract by appealing to a
w rit oi error or any other proceedings
ontside of its appellate jurisdiction.
The military commander holds the
petitioner, not under any order or dc
ree of the Circuit Court, but by the
military authorities, aud could dis
charge t lie n thinner1 at his pleasure,
notw ith.standiug the action 01 tiie Cir
cuit Court. The habeas corpus issued
with the certiorari as an udjunct of
the appellate power, is only permitted
whenever the military commis
sion, by virtue of whose pnlftUUU
the prisoner is imprisoned, nor lias
this Court pow er in any form or by
any procedure to remove the proceeti-i-
-oi the Commission. Iu the case
of the petit jmer, the aildres-jw ,,f :i
w rit of habii(.s corpus tp, the military
commander in Mississippi, would be
an exercise of an original and not ap
pellate jurisdietlun. The repeal by
Congress of o much of the act of Feb
ruary Is.,;, aj grant- aa appellate
poVer t. this Court in aases aftafa aa
ture was intended, and should Is- eon
struisl, as taking away, not tin
whole appellate power in rtte
of lahcau corpus-, bqt the ap
nellahi n,oe m tuiso.s' to which
Oiat act applied, anr linally, the act
ol I-H7, providing for a military gov
ernment in Mississippi, necessarily
suspended the writ of habeas corpus
in that State, which it was in the
clear Constitutional duty of Jjougress
to do.
Mr. J. M. Carlisle replied. He -aid,
that as a citizen, he eoufessed thai
there was no means ot determining
What Congress might have intended
to do, but it was certainly difficult to
tell when Congress had come into
court ami seized upon acauscsub-judi-cio,
and strangled what might have
been the intention, but as a lawyer, it
was easy to say what Congress really
did by applying the ordinary rules
of interpretation, and by such means
he found that Congress, by the act of
1SWH, repealed only the statute of lsiiT,
which had given special jurisdiction
before the existence of the i-lth section
of tlie Judiciary act, yet was unalii-ct-isl
by the repealing of the act of lSfW,
and it was under the provisions ot
that section that this prm-eeding
was Instituted, and not under
the . act of 1867, as contended
by the Attorney General. He had
heard no argument which had in the
least shown that this Court was with
out jurisdiction under the judiciary
act, and he would be inexcusable in
longer detaining the Court on a juris
diction which it had reiterated and
reaffirmed, time and again.
Mr. Carlisle spoke briefly, without
notes, making the argument of the
Attorney General the basis of his re
marks. The excitement first caused
by this case seems to have greatly
subsided, but few spectators being
present to-day. The venerable Thos.
Ewing, of Ohio, was present uutil the
argument closed and appeared much
The Cv.Urt adjourned till Monday
on the conclusion of tho argument.
Mr. Field, of Massachusetts, wa ad
mitted to practice in this Court.
Washington, October 11. Abel
it. Corbin has attracted a good deal ol
attention lately in consequence of his
alleged complicity with Flak, Gould
e Co. in the recent gold bulling ope
rations of Wall street. Corbin is well
known here, and, I must add in sim
ple truth, not very favorably. Many
old residents remember distinctly his
maneuvers in 1867 and 1858, as well as
prior to those years, as well as a skil
ful agent of certain Massachusetts and
New York inteie-t-; how bis conduct
was investigated and fully exposed.
In the report of the Select Com
mittee of the House of Representa
tives, ol which Hon. B. Stanton was
chairman, appointed to inquire into
the expenditure of money for the pur
pose of influencing the passage of
the tariff of 1H,T7 by the Thirty-fourth
Congress, we find the following in re
lation to Mr. A. B. Corbin, who has
figured so conspicuously in the recent
gold ring :
The committee reported the follow
ing sums as having been paid :
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. Sione, slltor of tits New York
uiiuil (if ttnmerce 3
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The conrfBHathen say that while1 BBffBMMHMBfiBr116 W a 11 ,! !;! 1 Amen- i
I it is a suMJUKnUificatio!! that th,. i;.:.; ' iiMMSiir ' -"u.wni'tii RiBV friV vnlTriStor
V rVslJ''ifiilrr, "r ' . Hons. - jpaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBJ m;t wet.k 7(, f,aipaK
i..'!itlicunef money, they rtrnt thMe-'l- '92BmHHb1 '
W umter the """ag f '0- FUNERAL NOTICE,
to WlPmf : tdmSt Ji-k' Th friin.il'ainjiartaV-i
A long nnd spicy correspond- nee has
taken pisit- between the parties, but it
appears Royd is not eager for the fray.
The last letter from Mushy is as fol
lows: "ffACRtvriis, O. t. ' r lt).
",S';V.- Your note of the il h eva
sive. If 1 omitted your otleusive lan
guage it was because I desired no ex
planation or apology. My object has
been to lest w tether you would fight
as a grtitleman, and to remove all
pretext for further equivocation, 1
now quote your objectionable bin- I
giuige. You said you "could prove !
In Pennsylvania that I was a hignway
roblp-r." I now demand satisfaction,
not explanation or eqolvocjUion. Will
you light .' Col. Smith has full author-;
1 ity to act. Resiai't fully, your cbedi-
j ent servant, " John S. Mosnv.
j "To Col. W. . Boyd."
There are Virginia, Mississippi and i
I Texas to lie disposed uf. The popular j
veruicr. it will jbe said, ought to be de
j cisiyp in ea h of those States. Con
I gn-ss ought to how to the will of the
sovereign p.-ople of each of those
i States, and let them in. whether Dem
ocrats or Republicans carry the day.
And this in all probability will be
done. If the L-nrislatures of those
States are wi-e and select unobjection
able men to represent them as Sena
tors and members, the chances are
there w ill be no serious obstacles to
the restoration of the three States to
their eld relations to the Union. Rut
should a contfary policy prevail, the
j same oiu discussions ahoutloyalty and
treason may he expected over again,
anu a nu
esto ration of the old Lnion
may ie postponed a year longer.
Everything, therefore, depends upon j
the selection of Representatives and j
Senators, and the adoption of the I
th Amendment. Some members,
it is true, threaten to investigate the
detail- of the several elections, with a
view- to ferreting out frauds and in
timidations; but suth a uytyeaiefl!
can easily be uaotheTod if w isdom,
prudence and moderation are dis
played by tic States In thechoit of
national R .-Mt-sunUiivvs,.
W son i. voirus;, October H. The
general Impression among govern
ment officials here i.- that the triai af
the nQlcera and crew of ihe privateer
Cuba, which ( ommeocu- at Wilming
ton, N. ('., tomorrow, will result in
their couvii tiUfl of a breach of the neu
trality law s of the I'nited States and
the confiscation of ihe vessel. Weaiiv
all tliememls-rs of the Cabine- n g iril
the ease as a dear one against the Cu
ba, and the conviction among them is
that her commander, who ou,gh,t t
have in-en $ware of itip risk he' ran in
putting iuto a I'nited States port, did
so on p'irposeto have his vessel seized.
There is rca on to beiieve thai there is
soi!esucb ys,plcloq in the minds of
the I ubans heie, especially these w ho
have taikisi , i h r&retarjr l h, i u
they arc slow to believe it unlit some
tangible evidence shall have lieen pro
duced to establish the fact. It is cer
ium, however that the command, i ,.i
the 'uba did not carry out the origi
nal understanding w!;ieh existed b
twis'ii lunuiji' mid the members of
lueJiiutaiu this country. Said on.'
of them to-day: "When we ep:vr.'j
he was hovering ifyoqA Cuba, we hear
all at otn-e tu :t Tie ha.s: been seized mar
Wilmington." What it was that kept
tlie Cuba in the waters of the North
Atlantic w iien s"he was hjolted for by
those who had fitti-d her out aud iu
whose interest she was in Cuban W a
ters, is a my-tery which. tie tubans
here uiunoc solve. The fiu't that she
was short of coal would not seem to
warrant her in runuinginto Wilming
ton, for arrangements had ls?n made
to run out schooners at various siint-,
along the coa.it to meet her ami sup-'
ply her with eual &u uer way to Culia.
Sumo of the U-tt law yers here those
moat familiar with international law
say it is imp .s-ible to find prece.
dents to justify the case i;f tle Culm.
The fact ifjat too lajWajtnjW were' re
'''W11'' hy Meyico aud Peru does
not'n the opinion uf thest. lawyers,
oaoatitate them a nation, nor does it
compel the I'luted S!at-s t- regnrtl
liieui as liel!i;i-ereiits or to take any
official recognizance of their yxiateuce
whatever. The !'ri?.uily i.IVtiu' media
tion made the Tinted' stith-s does
not, as the Cubans contend, amount to
a ijUa-i retsigiutiou of belligerency.
The proposition was made to Spain
without any official consultation with
tne insurgents, and It is held that the
meretiict that they never were aware
of tiie naiiire of the proposition to he
made ami u.-en!ed to it, doe mat in
any w ay . lusHltjfe atficlal tsimmuni
catirm with them, officially, the
Cuban government and Cuban flag is
unknown to our (iovernment, and a
ship sailing under that nig, anil with
a commission from that so-called oy
prnmrnf cannot U- nsanuetf in
Ciiitnl s:.,t, ports. This iieing the
cape, it is alleged there can ht but one
other conclusion, which Is, that the
CuUi, naiilug under uu unrecognized
Hag, and being ram missioned by a
government, the existence ot which is
unknown among the Cimiiy ,a na
tions, must lie regarded as a pirate;
ir, w ith ihe very mildest construction
of the law, us a violator of thf- plain
est principles ,,f the law of nations.
Interesting and Pointed Speech of
Major W. J. Sykes.
In a repent Kppecfi made hy Maj.
V. J. k ! s, of this ctty, nt Klyton,
Alu., h" gave some statistics bearing
upon the future irosPcts of this city
as a e;r,-ut market lor every kind ol
manufactures, cotton anil iron, as
well as for the raw material, from
these statenumts it will be seen that
Memphis has advuutiiges such as are
possessed hy no other city iu the
lie said: " Iet us now consider
what are to be your best markets.
Vou now have f"the materials neces
sary to the suit-ensful manufacture ol
iron. You have on the mountain,
within one or two miles of this place,
more iron ore than can Is- found any
where in the United States, if not in
the world. The whole top of the
mountain that is within sight of this
village is a bluff of iron ore, many
feet above the surface of the earth,
anil this ex tenia between fifty and
one hundred miles. Near tlie base of
this mountain, for its whole length,
will run the Alabama ami Chattanoo
ga It.iilmad. Near the foot of this
mountain (the Ked mountain) there
an? also great iptan titles of marble and
limestone. I mij' say with truth,
that the iron ore' aud the limestone
are inexhaustible. Within a few
miles of this place, towards Aberdeen
mines, commence the great Warrior
coal tields, where the coal is so abun
dant, and so easily obtain. -I, that it
can he delivered on the cars at live
cents a bushel, or less. These held
extend toward Aberdeen fifty miles,
and are in the heart of the Warrior
coal region. There need be no fear
that this coal will, in many
years, be so diminished as to increase
its price materially. Tlie quantity
and quality of that coal are incredible
except to persons who may make a
personal inspection of the country.
The North and South road will take
you to the Cahawba mines, and the
Elyton and Aberdeen road will take
you to the Warrior mines at a distance
of twenty miles. It will thus lie seen
that you have iron ore, limestone, coal
and water, all near each other, aud it
hi on this account, as hits been well re
marked by iron men from Pennsylva
nia, that you can manufacture iron
fifty per cent, cheaper than in any
part of the United States, and it will
be done on an extensive scale in a
short time.
But where will be your nearest and
best market for these things? You do
not wish to take them North or East.
Your market must be the great and
growing West, How can you best
reach that market? To Cincinnati it
is 181 miles by rail, to Louisville 35
miles, to Nashville :!1", whilst to
Memphis, hy Aberdeen, Miss., it will
be 25T miles. At Memphis you will
reach the Mississippi river below all
obstructions both winter and sum
mer. ou will then be connected
with a system of railroads running to
ail points west and northwest, even es
far as the Pacific It is in Uie center
of the finest cotton region on this or
any other continent. The experience
of the last
' 1.1 HmUml ' 117. 1 !.ivjrfi..,i l l..i r r,
i ' ' nuts - u of the wok 3G.Hi
Hi, 1869.
.Mississippi line there are no mine
rals, but the road to Aberdeen theme
to Memphis, also to Grenada, will
s netra(e the finest cotton region in
the Sooth, which so much needs coal,
iron and cotton goods. In fact, the
opening of these fields to Mississippi
will enable them to manufacture cot
ton fabrics to a large extent, ami wmti
they do so, Memphis will and must
be the great center of trade for all
that niagniftcpnt region. Coal Is taken
lrom Pennsylvania, and iron from
I Missouri to Cincinnati, and yet they
I manufacture tlpj iron there and send
I you and all of i thine iron manu'te
twres. You hTve the coal and the
! iron here, and you can, with sufficient
capital and sufficient energy,-make
j thts the Birmingham or the Pitt-burg
! of the South, and w hen you do this,
Memphis and Vieksbursr are to bo
1 your great markets, particularly, 1
I think, Memphis. I h.qs- that you
1 ami 1 may live to a- the immense ,
! mineral resources 04 Alabama fully
developed, and Memphis the greati-rt
city in Uie West.
A Plea for Alcorn, the Radical Can
didate for Governor.
Cm I AHOM V, Mls-s., Oct. lf.-T.i.
Appeal: With my whole heart, I ap
prove your independent treatment
of the two Rodli-.il parties of Missis
sippi. I am well satisfied that Gen.
I Alcorn has many faults, and also that
I hts political course has been shaped as
j much by his jsT-on il antagonism- as
by his clear, active, vigorous intellect.
His antipathies and ait: -Indents are
violent as his convictions are strong,
lie has made many unrelenting ene
mies, and as nntisy -tnunch friends.
He ha- uMU afrpxirlj all that fhidi
eallsm has saitl or done, and yet it
w as impossible, needless or useless for
him to.siiidemn Its acts and p.'atfonns.
There was no place, for such a man in
the ranks of the Iiemocracy, and he
has sought to adapt the Radical party
10 ins purposes and views, fits suc
cess Ls illustrated in. nualWeations
which the RadKal ensvl has under-lKii.i-
hi Mississippi. It was Alcorn's
earnest appeal w Inch iuductsl the Rad
ical Convention at Jackson to ileclare
for universal sutn-uire and universal
amnesty. He uersuad-sl the col
ored and white assemblage in the
.ipo-.i to approve, with shouts and
acclamations, the proposition to invest
JeflVrson Mavis with every right.
American citizen -hip, deehtring thai
the grf-at('onteilerate chieftain was no
more urimtnal In the eyes of the law
than himself. It happens that atnuad
the whole newspaper urixtt of the
South Ls arrayed aist Gen. Alcorn,
and thitt Uw i misconci ved ami fosiriy
misrepresented, Ls not dented. That
he Ls worthy of confidence and fit for
tasks of high office, was shown by his
election to tiie I'nited States Senate,
and by the fact that, as vblet af the
Hoard of Levee Commissioners, fie is
receiviny the high.stt salary ever paid
us the Stale to one of its citizens. I!
what purtizaii newspapers now say 01
i. .a. a. lie true, they were In fault
who sent him to the I'nited States
Senate, and weak who constantly
give him euntnil of the leveps and of
the sums expended in their construc-
That we may have a Governor, to
become a Senator i-apablo of staving
his State, Geu. Alcorn should sUr,-l
be prulerreil to Judge Dent. That the
oiU-rveutiuii of Congress in bebail oi
the levees may be secured, it becomes
us to prefer Alcorn. That the Pacific
road may be built, we should have a
vigorous speaker and energetic agent
iu Washington, or a Governor of the
Slain who wields influence with the
party iu power. It is not strange,
therefore, that Memphis is not inimi
cal to (ien. Alcorn. Your city and
this State have common interests, and
Alcorn .Kvupit
'iiahle !',: lo
l which
will ei
both. Mem-
phis and M -s;
thrni any liviu:
-WM imp'ei
of every public
the promotion i
i m
re eflpctually :
His interests
' the sins-ess
deNigneil for
iH'rity. His 1
neijrlibors and his State, bv DOHiti,n.s
assigned him, have nsnerteil his hon-
esty and capacity; hiseloqueoee ia at
tested by all wlm lave heard him
speak: b,is ueraouaj worth is demon-'
struteii by the number and steadfast- !
ness of his personal friends; his interim!-,
render his infidelity tnourown ;
impossible; aad by electing tutu Uov- ,
ernor, he will wield ,m.h an influence j
ttiut his fevep syttiim may be, perfect- !
ed, and in,rc than a million cotton
i ii.-.s u m tk. adhsl to the number now '
sold in Memphis. K. A. L.
English Government and the
Fenian Prisoners.
LitSDOJf, O'iober 15. Daniel '
iionoho, member of Parliament Cot
Kerry, Tmlee, writes to Hublin in
reference to the Amuesi Committee
on the course of the government
towards i he prisoners, lie states that
the govern meut, collectively and in
dividually, commiserate with the Fe
nian prisoners, and are anxious to re
lease them, ii it can be done consist
ently. Tlie Tiinex money article states that
confidence in the ability of Spain to
soon repress the Republican insurrec
tion, is daily inert -using.
GLA4UOW, October b. A great fire
is raging hen-. The Vulcan Oil
Works aud Eagle irou-Works are
burning. The loss will lie very heavy.
Pa uis.i letober lo. The Emeror's
health is satisfactory. Yesterday he
went a hunting.
A strike of thp coachmen and mer
chant's cierks is iminent.
Havana, October hi. The rumor
of the death of Gen. Castello, who
commanded the insurgents, is con
tinued. Another detachment of Spanish
troops left to-day for active service in
the field.
Ni.w Yoiik, October 13. Cotton heii
-sales zrM) balM uplands at JB'j. Snper
line tloiir .' ttoa.7 011. but .Iom1 5c better.
Whisky ft J. Wheat amber Tennessee
1 .'lurdil 5:i. Rice Arm Carolina, SKWS
t'ottpe quiet but Arm. Cuba sugar 11 ' i'a
li MolaHaea quiet.
Dry Goods There has lwen a little more
.l.iinn to-day in staple and domestic (roods,
and prices show more steadiness. The
most important reduction is a deeline in
Haymaker denims, the lirown ti.-i.ni: re
duced from 19 to 17 'A, aad the blue from
IS,', to 17 ' ... Other classeH of goods havs
ruled steady, but a large failuro am.ina
tlie importing trade has an unfavorable
iiiritienee on business.
M'.iiuy Rather rirnier, at IsjiT on call.
The drain of eitrreucT to the South has
ciiiiiiienued, and thai from tin- West is
expected soon.
The Treasury sales of gold this week
were $3.wm,U0U,'while the bonds purchased
only amounted to S2,0CU,iKKi. This de
pletes I ho city banks of a million nnd a
half of currency, and probably has some
thing u do with the increased demand lor
Discounts are dnll at Hi'al.",. Sterling
exchange iX.y;4. Hold dull all business
done was at 130, elosing rates. Carrying
rato ''.", per cent.
The Treasury sold tl.OuO.ttm at tnOfat to
1-1UQ, Government bonus dull but steady.
State 'bonds heavy old Tennessees GO;
new MM
CiJiciNWATt, October to. Family tlowr
fH MHg 75. Wheat tl 10fit 15. Cornj.
oats -iwaiio. Whisk ev tl 15. Mesa rrk
Ml "0. Lani 17 'j. Ban clear sides M ;
no shoulders on market. Butter 10faI.
Eggs U. Cheese HKgilS. Sales of Tobaecj
at S iWfaiy 50, Cotton nuuUling fata.
ST. Lot is, October l .srPlour-tfall su
perfine 4 50a4 75. Wheat N. 3 spring
H.-. Corn SHq&b. Oats -Wftafil.Vve 80(S;.
Groceries unchangd Poi-k $31 a0V Bulk
clear rib 18i ; ciear sxles 19. Bacon
shoulders 17!,al7 '. : elearaalea X. Lard
niitsia. -.
Lotfloi. October 15. Ooasols, for mon
ey m ; on acjRjunt i(ims. 6- bonds
of 11
lb. of '65 SiW; do. ef '7 S3'a :
HMOs -
.'otton tii-mer
; sales
K) 1 ,al,
sootl to
IU bales.
elpts of
E"s-V -'wrilMids l'2!id: Orlnauu lied
or Tit k -
r t!io ',o,:r.
sale oi tUe
Continue and close ft
On the Premises.
Three lots win be uld, each 50 rest front,
ind or one of fliem is a very substantial
Terms Half Cash, ilan.-e oue year
with interest.
' oM Ai'r-rr.iSBEaa
I 5-U IlCBSASIMj is if . , ru
Wl,lrHl una Retail Itejuer In
jTfSrVS ANO sHols. N., iii KJNT sT
l wniid ,l.Mir st.uUk of Aauutf, MeiopliM.
No. ia Macllon Street
Or Ri'.i'ivBi tvpimits anil tieal in
Wti .M, Silver, 1'nitcJ Mhtaa Blaftak
PtamHy, Cttj aad Kailmaat Banda, baogtit
and wold. AlMrl'ity aatt t'ouuty Scrip.
l'..ni,-ular attention giren to t.'ol-lts-uoivi.
Prsuident. Cashier.
A. B. Tkcadwcll, B D Tmnrru,
I.UU-Cruru 4 1'rvjblweU. Miopni.s, IVnn.
U. A. TRUUWSI.L, lute of SlistiiU Co., Mlaa
Treadwel! Brothers,
A I ly ou han.i a mil supply, iu part us lol
100 canks It :
200 barrels Mess Pork ;
230 kegs Lard ;
100 hluls. Louisiana Sugar;
200 liarrels Raid and ltefined Suaar;
packages il.,lassws.
3m pieoes kentueky iiaggbig :
loo -,.i,s Iron 1 .-s ,-s. -1-. .
500 kegs Nails all sixes;
5ut l-u-rt.rs KhMir;
.Klrt barrels Salt;
2lii barrels Whisky all grades; ,
150 boxes Chese;
JUG bags CofTee ;
lOllf Munr-currd Hams, and uiimerous
articles not m.-ntionsal. sel2
M. L. Slavcuaa. . - : a .v. .-. :.
Meacham ti Treaaweil,
Wholesale Grocers
StonewaM Block, - Memphis, Tenn.
' :,re How i-ts-i-iviuitaisiiupITe and re
V miry el.s-i.-.i si.H-k ..f . i lUK KRlKH.
,11, i rfo.Hl!. wert- MlnpiM! very low rales of
freight, ini.l we offer Ihfln to the trade st low
pri.-es. ull ami eisminr.
Spi-i-ial atuoitiou Ktven to the sale of
I oil on slut ronsialimeno- sollelte.1. 'iiUr
6rocers, Cotton Factors
Block, Kemphis. Tenn.
a. H. UUNSC0MB, W. B.
Secretary. 1
tss t
v t Dtiitr
K. H." JONfe
a. VACcAaa
rxsuRJca aoatust loss bt ptbm, ma-
Office : Car. Malmi ani SsgbmL
1. G. LONSDALE. PreaHtcaL
0. H. TOWNSEND. Vice-Pwsiftmt
WALTER A. SOOOMAtt, Sacmtary
1. 8. LONSDALE, ir., Aatt Searet.iry.
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T HATTRHAY. Oruitr Untf.HH
.s-ll A. M. STuODAROaH
Hardware and
Without reaerre. SIosdat
t 10 o clock, ro
IU Au-Tion'm. Cor. Mi
Ory Goods. Notion, Boots,
Cutlery, Fancy Soap
AT lo O'CXO X.
Auctian'n Cor. Secoa mi Aaaan
Cor. Second and Adams
' Tuesday & Thursday Mara
. : ! ' ..
H. E. cor. Main and Jefersa
At Sales rrjrrm.
' N'o Gooifs offers! ataaaHj
Insurance Compaay.
'or thi cdkui noi or rmx M
International Ins."" .
Hie iiane of the Company is tlie Irn.
ff'yew' VP,rk.Y'" . sK B01XS!
i .-spltai mock ls.... J "
:'i:al stock paMnata. $(
ie ( ompany are a fnQos
tsl in the C itv of !
The amount of Us ca
Tne amountof rupiti
Tlie Assets of the I
( 'ash on hand or lu
lu the hands of
nK.-nts -r ,,ihr ir,in SB
Imhi estate iinincnmDerea
Bonds owned by the i mptar, UMrft.'f
r s. vji N,n,N. pur vaIaa...HaUw) .
s ,u., s.,,. pr tjiiii- ltB.nOO
Nw York County Ismda A
V Iraluia SHate ho'nos 27.1u0
Aisoaana State bonds ll.uOO
Market vn,Ia ...
Loaned on m.ortcsif, betas tte
Hjm. Lien ou anincuuibered ne&.
tHitate, worth double rheaanomt
Debt otherwise -lecartft!..
lebtm for prvmiuniH
All theraeenrlUefl. . ,
monnU lue or aot ilue to wnfcor
pelifM' WalUQK I
VI 1 Ol
1 other chtiiiip
Total liahllitleii jfc
.. siau
The creaiest amouut Insured
Tlte sreaiesi Hino
f the Company to
mount allfl
: :i.-U
worn to ny
Approved by
'iiupiroller .f TpuaeaMH
S. R. CLARKE i. CO.. Ageat.
13 Knickerbocker Building, atlisea Utimf
- in mi- '.'."; -, - v v.
or the cojumos or ths
Die name of this , unman v
1-orated in 1S5A. and located
The capital of said Company.
ailT Dald an m ,-ssh. la
in' surplus, ..n tne 1st
'a"H I nw rmn -
Total unXit oapiiai and sorplus, UJ5Z,oQo 75
1. Am t of eash 1m St.
Nlt-liolas Nat'ualfcilc...siUH.l(i ;u
Amount of oaah In olce s.ioi ,o-H4 -g!
oy me Lorapaiy
-i- Loans on bonds anil mtirtniiM,'
betn nrst lien of record on unm
euuibere.1 rani satata worth st
Itsuit sa,U7S70, and on which tnare
ia lean than one yew's Interest
due and owing Interest at 7 p. ot. i
I Loans on suk-bs and bonds of the -I'nited
Htatea, aud of inatttnttons
Incnrporated by th srtata of s;w
York, pay ah it- -m '.err, and. iiu
MM t
market value of secnr -tea pladaaa
helnK t.,T.j,i . Interest at 7 n. ct..
Stocks and bonds of ihe united
M rct
states and of the states of Haw
York.Tennessee snd vira''t sn-l
inatltntlsni. Incorporated by the
state of New York, owned by lha
actually due and i
i Dividends on capita
laretl and due and
1. Dlv
tKOH m
Approved by
';. W. BLaaatnrits. Comas
S. 8. CLARKE ,4
IS XnickerrsWa
Mad (son street.
- -'lupan.
ii. luteawt 8
on policies wn!
-. Hunts asassten
Total aaaew
1. Losses inenrre
alnstmei2t. .ii
an which no I
unpaid Uta
crip ordered, re
anclslmed 2S.M0 09
aat claims and
a. a -
I C'lLTK oi r. mW "ii muiBHHBF late Waitsr Jon it aad fenily arsis--
MjaajujltBiaHjlil yettnkr : -
'sB-tt JR'':
m .sC. --rS rT 'ailiy X 'HI -9 .
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