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ANNOUNCLMENTS. ELMWOOD.
FOR JUDGE 1st CHANCERY COURT.
I CDOS FlRsT ' H A STERY TOtTRT.- Srfifom
I Atn-ni: You mav announce mr aa n In-
a ChB'JHJ afce lor J ui;(e uuwfiii
Court of Shelby county.
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AYRES.
FOR JUDGE UVth Jl'DIClAJj CIRCUIT.
J I" DOE 1STH JUDICIAL CIBCOIT.-AV.h
request of a respectable perUon of ths
bur. and of the people of lb Fifteenth '
elal Circuit. I announce myself a mmdlmris
for Jndgv of that Circuit. The election I to
be held on the first Thursday, being Xtut tth
day of August neat.
apS ISAAC M. aTEKLsj
CrMXLOR-a CHANTRY COURT.
HANOF.LLOR 2d CHAMCEBY CXlT RT.
I announce myself aa a candidate 'or U '
Chancellorship of the Second (2d) Chancery
Court cf Memphis. . ,,v.
ap2 u. A.HAK-'V
FOR JUDGE 1st CI RCUTr COURT.
TVISJF. FIRST CTRCl'IT COT RT. -J
HEIKKELL regular nominee of th
ailhc convention. Election May J.
JCL. : E FIKMT CIRCUIT tXJCRT.---
authorised to announce P. T. scRUf
a candidate for the office of Judge i
Firs; Cmalt Ooarl of Shelby county.
if the
at the
fenl
lon. May arth.
FOR JUDGE CRIMINAL COURT.
JUDGE CRIMINAL COURT.-To e J
J SaWov Omntu: I am a candidate for n
election to the office of Jndgeof the Crtniiui
Osart. the May 1CT81)N-.
WANTED MISCELLANEOUS.
LABORERS, E-n -Railroad company con
tractors ani others wanting laboreror
mechanics will be supplied, free l nc'
chargrs. b lasvlng orders with SAXT'i
CO.. let Front stress.
1)
RE-:
itely. twi or
; also, au ope
ning ms. h .
ird street. Bear
n i
three
AY
T ANT EH Several competent Dressma
kers. Apolv to
' MRS. DENT. -.1 Jefreronstreet
aWTEtk-Oood Male Cook to go to
Franklin House." Kaicigh Sprtncr"
ApplT to
any?
P. cj. PRATT.
Mo. 6 West Conrt street, M em i ata
wwtabHER AND 1KOSER An
v v washer and lroner at 161 Second
WANTED TO LOAN.
MONEY TO LOAN. Parties can n egotists
for large or small amounts, on long or
short time, by addressing J. B. aV, Pos'.otB e
box . aplS
FOR RENT.
1 1
Tt-From the lt of Jur
ad It--
Jjo Main stre-
RESIPENCE. The desirable resident- N
15 Madison street, formerly occupied by
T.B Ayree. r,.; appfv to
says or JOHN B. RUBINS-N.
R1
FMIDEN. E 253 Hernaado stress, seven
and cistern, larae lot.
. healthy s
lit gwder.
location. Ii.r?e vesetable
In ftn mndlLlon. Terms moder
T. C CASKIN. craftmen's Insnsan
n - v - u street.
STRAYED --STOLEN.
XIOKSE-From Joseph ior
il ner Jacksonstreet and 1
Fort Pickering, an Irou-gn
uiaan sire, dve years old. 1
pay JD reward for his de'lvi
myT JQWEPH ce
hum. at cor
Lake road,
lorss. of me-h-
1. 1 will
F NTH CM.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES TO-DAY.
Ldnden Street Christian Church The or
der of services la this church to-day ajtll
be ss follows : (Sunday School at a-m. ; com
munion at a.m. ; preachiug by the Rev.
Dr. Charles Taylor, of the Kentucky Confer
ence at l: oa.iu.: sts PJ.. the pastor. iavid
Waijit. artU lecture on
menu."
At Hernando sireet
school address at V a.m by
at 11 ajrn.. sermon by Btah-
Popular Amuae-
burch. a Hun day
Dr. C. K afarshail;
I Paine; at night,
.1 church, 11 a-ro.. Rev Ir. Pebon. of
ie; at night. C. W. Milter,
aasstree church, Suuday schxl ad
. R. Wintteid: at II a.m.. P. A. Peter-
1 street Methodist church, at V a.m.
actiool address, Ktv. Dr. Grewue, of
m at 11 a-m. BLshop DoggvU; Lord's
Dsshop Andrew; si night, A. W. WU-
terlsn church, Chelsea, at 11 a.m.,
hook, of Texas.
riaud Presbyterian church, II Am.,
(at: as night, J. h. Kdwarus.
rt.bvterian church, Honday school
A. L.P. Uracs; 11a.m., Bishop Pierce;
Presbyter, an church, li a.m.. Bishop
t, st night, WbJleloord Suuth.
FresbyTerlan ! L'r. Steadman's). 11
hop Kavanangh; at night, Jan.es K.
tSUl'.v. i
NstkT
Hupper
son. 1) 1
Preeb
Rev J
Cumfc
y. Rat '
First
Sdd res.
st also
lan (Chelsea), U a.m.. H, K.Vaught ;
aa. G. John.
Lovick Pierce; at
: 11 a-m.. C K Marshall . at
m.,f. r Wbitten.
School, 3 PJS-. L. F Lively.
College, 11 a m., 1. R. McA
r. c. Keener.
a.:n . M. B. Andrews; at
ekv u. Teun., Suncay
rnlng. Bishop
be
Beb
Latin
Colli r
ley ; S p
Da. U
, Hani. Keei
K Fergus
a, of Na
orator,
-day. at
h Title, Tsnn.,
ill deliver a
p.m In As-
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS.
St. Charles Saloon all drinks 15 cents.
Much valuable local matter is
voidably crowded out this m mint w'
The report of the railroad meeting at
RaleigtaVesterday.is unavoidably cro wdd
JUt.
TULrtv otie cas "W (fitposed '
the Recorder yesterday morning, tSTS a
seased and lfi collected.
General N. B. Fb
city on Friday evenii
bi wall. He lea vet 1
Five prisoners w
rious charges, vest
Hudson, and reman J
Marcus J. Wriirh
-rest arrived In the
X. looking rumarka
gaMt te faay. . -a,
re arraigned, on va--day
before Jndge
d to await tria.
- now Sheritl oi
cnareeof the sense.
Khelbv county, in !u
jail, etc., and is recognized as sherin by
all the courts.
Uwsys on hie. at Caietluiua Saloon.
Main streets, ?CV
York. Chicago. Cincinnati and St. Louis
dallies and all sporting papers.
Oppenheimer ,v Hooastadter. tin Jef
ferson street, ''hsrley Williams' old
aland,, keep constantly at their market an
nsaartmeiit of cnoice fresh meats and I
agetablea.
Gen. M. J. Wright was acknowledged
SS rjasrifl by J udge Hudson, of the Crim
inal Court, yesterday morning. Mr.
Rogers will continue to net ss deputy
nntil further notice.
The new Central Methodist Church in
to be de ated Sundav, May 15. Sermon
by the Re . . Dr. Munsey. A Sacred Con
cert is to be given in this church next
Thursda;. evening, May li.
A difficulty occurred at the Overton
Tester: a oetween one w llaoti.
the bell Isjvs." and Dick Dwvm, driver ef
r - 1
iver ((
an express wagon, which wound ap by
Wilson shooting Dwyre. Deputy Sherii'
Rogers was ,.,n band and arrested Wilson,
on ci : . ,ng him Ijelore Sou. re 1 v-
Vyvre refused to prosecute, and
1 aa discharged.
aUy Hall wat crowded on Fri
ing to witness the Exhibition of
TJSOney's school. Ws would like
each one of the little performers
their parts so well, if our apaee
d, but, where all ware perfect, it
.necessary to say that every speech,
ice and tableaux was entbusiaetfe-
teived by the audience, whioh was
sd of our beat citisena.
e jsisrs in charge of St. Peter's Or
isyluia. found a haata hanging to
of the eatablishawut. yesterday
mioruing, in which there was a wale sad
dle colored infant, apparently about two
month old. It was turned over to the
po.ice, w ho tu road it ever to the Mayor,
who, we understand, wtil turn It over to
the Colored Orphan Asylum. The "waif"
was well dressed, but there was no clue
as to ta pr. bable parentage .f the child.
PERSONAL.
Among the distinguished visitors at
Elujwood, we were gratified to see the
Hon. Erastus Lyman, President of the
Knickerbocker Insurance Companv. A
man of such liberal views, scholarly at-t-inments,
and of great financial abili
Hes was s fit representative ot the great
.. .tropoli upon an occaaiou like that ol
"ur decoration yesterday.
Colonel A. S. Oldham, Tennessee;
r.i!ei M. W. Lewis, New Orleans; Mr.
. . - 1 .,.,llh. Philadnlnaia .m ..(...
rsam
ppina-
at toe r ojs -j avwl.
street, has the
ojjeet variety 01 M-nibl
irfaT.. aaA ikailiea in th
m. illustrated
the city.
v ..
i or !i I
er freiil
ient; ap-
asassai .
Grand and Hmosino Ceremonies of
Commemoration Day.
Funeral of Major Ed. Trezevant
Oration of Gen. Bate.
Laying of the Corner Stone of tha
Monument. Etc.
According to custom which lias at
tained for the past tour years throughout
the entire South, the people of Memphis
vesterday paid the annual floral tribute
to the memory of she Confederate dead
who lie n Elm
Hie day was cloudy, but so cool mat
rain wu not looked tbr, and in
consequence, the lowering weetber
did not prevent a very large
crowd from being ir attendance on
the occasion. oiinAews of whom went out
at an earlv boor in the morning. By nine
o'clock quite a number had collected, and
at half pest nine the band, the funeral
cortege with the remains of Major Ed.
Treaevant. several men. i - r- of the Con
federate Relief smf Historical Society and
numerous others had collected at the
South (late according to the programme.
ith the arrival-of earn train on the
Memphis au i Charleston road, and the
street cars, the rowd was augmented and
at 11 o'clock, numbered several hundred.
THE BttalA L u MAJOR TRfcZK". AM
beinir !h- iirt partof the solemn eer
emodies nf the daw, at half past eleven
o'clock, the marshal not having Hiade his
aranoe, A sr-meant .Marshal. Captain
Bi
- 1 the procession as i !-
ri earse lit
- Friends
lajor Trezevant
ir.Kea oy pan Dearer!",
t ; 'leoaassd'in carriage
s : the State Female College,
V oung I
'iner w iissib SCBOOIS.
Male Schools.
Confederate Reliefaml Hiatorical Soeietv.
Cltisens Generally.
The Iwnd played an appropriate funeral
march, and the prooeasijn wound its way
to the grave which has! been prepared to
receive the remains of Major Ed. Treze
vant, where the corteg. stopped sndthe
sll-bearers removed the coffin.
The
Ki
I Todd ttfuuitard.
aio-e or l ennesseo
. Her. (iei. White, read the
solemn and
Episcopal I
asrsin close
lant soldier.
. - oitifnl burial service of the
.r-.a. and the grave wi
r the remains of a tal-
a true friend and a noble
' gentlemau. tUis time never again to be
opened until toe awtul truuip shall
summon to th- udfjaaant seat the uick
and the dd. .day his sleep, as it ia
These last soicum rites having been per-
formed, and "earth consigned to earth,
dnst to dust, ashs to ashes,"' the hearse
I and the car- i.-es, with the mourn
i era. tetl the Uue. and the bal
lance of th- procession moved on to
the old teoitxirary moaaaBent. where a
halt was made, and, breaking ranks, the
young ladies an 1 others proceeded to
DE' ORATB THE i. SAVES,
with the flowers and evergreens which
they love. Manv of the lowly mounds
had ai ready beea cared for by loving
hands. Indeed there vera very lew
graves not i--(-orated wRb wreaths or
crosses, ere this portion of the programme
had oeen rescued, Aj we have not the
space to particularise all of the designs,
-iv that many of them
showed great taste and skill, and evi
deaced mach patieat work In the " labor
of love." The u. nument was festooned
with wrestus and garlands of ever
: ake north side cf the base
was tli- ms-rion, " Buried Hope,"
worked with sprigs of arbor vitie. On
the shalt were the words, To our deai
in Heaven,'- on an anchor, worked in the
On the east sideof the base was a wreath
of flowers inscKbed, "Ta the memory of
Lt. Otes Smith. On the south side was
s floral cross to the memory of Capt. W.
F. Konrne. On aea coraar of the pedes
tal were large an i beautiful bouquets of
rl er-. I :.-;: ait was surmounted with
I a large bunch oi palmetto. In front of
' the monument, or rat heret ween it and
, the stands stoods two pyramids of flowers
about six feet hib, very tastefully ar
ranged. The path leading thence to the
I stand was strewn with am all twigs and
houghs of the cedar, cypress and arbor
' a delightful aromatic
odor around.
At twelve o'clock the throng, which
numbered fully tnirty-ttve hundred peo
ple, ga hered around the
OR AND STAND,
where was seated the speaker. General
W. B. Bate, accompanied by the Hon.
Jetfarson Davis, riea. W. H. Stevens,
Rev. Dr. Munsy, Col. Clapp, Colonel and
Mrs. M. c. , , v , President of the
Ladies M -. ,uienial Association. The
Marshal. Colonel Moses White, not
having yet arrived, Colonel Clapp was
requested to introduce the Rev. Or.
Munsy, who opened this portion of the
ceremonies with an eloquent and touch
ing appeal to the Throae of Grace, which
visibly affected all hearers.
OKERAL BATJi'S OSATIOV.
The ritual oi sorrow in which all great
revolutions chsuut to human hearts their
deepest meanings, yesterday again con
secrated us afresh to ooe another in offices
of patriotic fellowship. Fellow-con ntry
men we are, in birth and blood, in com
uki tradi - cing the same heroic
aims, the same heroic inspirations. We
have been 1111- fellow countrymen
in a larger measure of affection by
sitle'ings which were so heroically
audi r a. A holier sanctity, breathed
from heaven, has beea imparted to our
civil and social relations, ss these were
once denned, and he slio ig flbrei that in
farmer years Lound us u fathers, broth
er, vns, now bind us to the soil In which
their martyred dust reposes. As never
before we are fellow-counlrvmen. Snb
.ijje and impassioned feelings
Che
Kn. These
lound fsultless eIOr-s yesterday
the eloquence uim
who. like another
Pericles,
soldiers o victory, auu uy
jwide tne names and virtues
of the Ad" immortal,
i trne most natural Inference from
incidents of yesteruay, from the mag-
sineent oration to which a vast con-
course Isiened with rapt atten
tion, from the profound reverence witb
! wbich theimposingceremonials were con
1 ducted, is the simple fact that from a gi-
gantic conflict will spring profounder
i convictions oi American brotherhood,
which American civilization has recently
violated, and thus incurred a guilt for
I which it will be arraigned at God's most
. righteous bar. The terms on which
tiu-ricans are leli ow-oountrymen, in
I the broader sense of these terms, have
I a clearer significance, since Oen
ral hate has spoken, than ever be
i lore. M-roic qualities. onM regarded the
attributes of the lew, have, within the
past decade, immortalized the many.
The whole population of the country was
condensed lutoone mighty incarnation of
. aior, and, lor the first time in the annals
of humanity, men. women, children,
were joiut participants in a grand conflict
and joint heirs of us illustrious renown.
How thoroughly General Bate compre
hends this fact is shown in his matchless
eulogium upon the fall
heroes of revo
.ll'.K.il.
The argument 01 i.saeral Bats as to
the righteousness ol lbs conflict waged
by the South affects a question which
time will surely solve. Civilization and
goveromeut never violate with impunity
or outgrow s great principle; time, ruth
less in sll else, never dooms it to decay.
A great principle is not a discovery, not
' - ,1 .-.ation the thought
of God communicated to man, and, as Hf
..eases, at different intervals, page aft
HAITI' chanter mltar nk.hla. ft it nnf.i l.
o, sccepieu, rejecteo or applieos suon 1
...:.ir.. .. .aw. . ..
pj.ucip.e was into. Yea la SB iae wsr
In the verv nature of things, if well
founded, it is not onlv sail tint must
become supreme, sooner or lster, if
heaven descended, rute It will, rule it
must, because AlmighiT God is in it.
Colonel White. th Marshal, at the close
of the prayer, introduced to the audience
tne orator or the da v, General Bate, who
spoke as folhjaas:
Under th broad canopy of Heaven, by
th side at your great nvr, in the silent
ana solemn presence of your warrior
dead, in response to the can of your no
ble women, have I come to mi v an bum
ble but heartfelt tribute to the heroic
virtues of those whose sacred dust is en
tombed beneath these green soda. De
parted spirits of the "Lost Cause!" a com
rade, iu piigriui s gio, with uplifted
palms, offers to you ths sile prayers of
Let us to day close up the squares of
aiiei.uou around the graves of our heroes.
ss we drop the passion flower upon their
patriot tombs, and brighten it with tears
of gratitude; let us brush from our sandals
the white dust of travel. Mthasad along
.uu uiguways 01 every day me, tor we
are about the sacred altar where sleep our
loved and lost; and ss we approach its
railing, let us bow with reverence over the
chancel wherein are garnered aaaay of the
precious jewels that adorned our "Lost
Cause." We are here to-day, with the
cypress and the laurel, where the silent
dust provokes the voice of love snd
prayer.
Where sweetest flower shads perfume.
And quiet breeze gives softest sigh,
Where Love and Gratitude commune,
Invoking blessings from on high.
The soldier has ever been a leading
character of national reputation, snd the
glory -passion has ever shed a lustre on s
people' The grave ofaihe soldier is an
auar 01 ireeoom, wooes
the pure and true to the
res shall ugna
vena of the of
brave." 1 hen let not t iehalimfltMtSaX
rents of love be lost au,id the wfye oil
au.ia tne
modern progress, nor the voice of grati
tude be stifled by the wail ef misfortune,
for there are nu morias and associations
connected with our dear departed, lying
in the depths of oar souls, as sweet, yet
ssd, as the sick man's dream.
We once thought tbst the blood of our
forefathers was as that sprinkled upon
the lintels of the Hebrew doors, and as a
nation, oer templs of liberty with that
sacrament upon its thresholds would be
spared the curse of the blighting angel
I in hie passover. But the confusion 01
Babel is the prototype of yesterdsy, to-
dsy snd to-morrow. The waters of the
Mississippi as cbated and ner oangs as
rsstless and revolutionary as tboae of the
fabled Nile snd yellow Tiber; the ghost
of the fiery DeSoto, as lt hovers in
the morning mist above the turbid wavea
oi your mighty river, in whioh, two
hundred years 1 go, he found a watery
grave, unlike that of Oais or Osiris of
the Nile, Is without the virtue to ssve,
snd seems but an admonition that am
bition overleaps itself in seeking the de
struction of the powerless.
We must awake in our sensibilities to
:he fact that it is only in the light of
tber days we can fully teel and truth
ully speak of the true and distinctive
ibertv of Tennessee as a State. Her
tivuluality, by the pliable touch of in
vidious legislation, ia gradually losing its
distinctive features, and the light of her
sovereignty fast lading into that central
. Juljreuce by which it la being absorbed.
It is by this departing light of her "sov
ereigntv," as it ia softened in the decline
sad mellowed in the distance, thst the
suadows of her great past are enlarged
and lengthened, and that we are made to
l-el more tenderly the genial light of the
bv-gone, turn with more devotion to our
h.storic altars and burn our sweetest'iu-ct-nse
upon tbeir cherished shrines.
This day of her annual offering, this
ti.rong of her gallant sons, who, inspired
bv patriotic zeal and love for our fallen
1. roes, have made their pilgrimage to
; a cherished Mecca; these fair daugh
ters of her household, who have come
h her with their sweet offerings, and ar
ranged them in tasteful beauty upon the
lir le mounds whioh greenly swell sbove
oi.r buried chivalry, all tell ns that,
tt ugh her sovereignty may be ephemer
al, her glory is immortal! and that she
can still point with pride and affection to
th deeds of her dead heroes, and through
them claim prestige on the scroll of va
lor. There is a tenderer touch of sympa
th . a sweeter fragrance and a brighter
hu"Of beauty thrown aiound the mem
or of our dear departed by these simple
off-rings, than wealth or power ever
gavs to the loved and lost. There isasere
of hope of the " life eternal" in spresd
in upon the unostentatious graves of our
sol i ers these simple offerings of nature,
Iheso fresh-blown flowers, laid bare for
their emblems to be read from mansions
in t ie skies, and to be bedewed by the
tea
foi.
of the All seeing Eye, than is
1 in the censer bowl of the king or
nd the gilded altars of the
i and rich. Thero ia more
tin
art
it t-nder history entwined in these flow
er -eat hs, and made to glow by their
blust.ing beauty upon her truthful pages,
thai, was ever wrought by the chisel of
Praxiteles or glowed upon the canvas by
the toach of Reubens!
"Can -toried urn or animated boat,
Burg to Its mansions call the fleeting
breath ?
Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust.
Or f tery soothe the dull, cold ear of deaf h V,
Oh' it ia the heart tkrobn which build
the strongest and most touching monu
ment and write the sweetest and truest
histi r
s tanas
- S- III
chsll-:
of our patriot dead. The one
in its granite strength and classic
try, suggestive of culture and
ging admiration; the other is the
tribute of the heart, furnished by
simp
the h . d of Nature from her own genial
boson, and strewn over the consecrated
spot 1 ' the ministering angels of beanty
and ot ove. The marble, with its resist-
lve aowsf
nr. inav stand in the sunshine and
in the - orm, but it is cold and passion
less, 1: -heels no tears of sorrow, it sings
no sonj-s of love. But when the snow
covered vale and ice-bound brook give
their u ntry treasures to the flowing tide,
and the wild bird warbles his note of
thanks for the incoming spring, 'tis
then that Nature, as a faithful god
dess, tills her vase for an annual
tribute at his shrine, and with the smile
of May tnvites the priestess of love snd
devotf 11 to minister her offering as a
sacram nt to the God of Patriotism.
These art the offerings of the poor and
pure ... -simple and beautiful their per
fect syiuisetry is moulded, and their deli
cate tints blended by the fairy ringers of
Flora, vchjle they are gathered by these,
her mad of honor, and given as incense
upon the altar. It comes as odor to the
rose, as vardure to the bill'; is a monu
mental intom that rests in memory's
shrine, :itt will survive the changes of
time and dve iu song and poesy as fra
grant as the last roseof summer" itself.
It is a ir c-r tHbute than Westminster or
the Me:: ;ion, for it exists in oursocial
frainew -kt and has its source in the
hearts o: a grateful people. These offer
ings con - from the hands of the queens
of beaut , and of song, and are brighter
and pur r than the jewel of any crown.
It is th- Moslem who estimates the ac
ceptable c of the offering by the dimen
sions of t :ie mosque and the night of the
minaret t at with that meek and lowly
NazareD' . who walked upon the sea of
Gallilee, ani before whom, at his bidding,
"the cons iius water blushed and owned
its God," the widow's mite outweighed
the weaitii of Dives. In His philosophy
the tribute if a tear from the heart's pure
fountain, 1 ugh from the soul of sorrow,
a Hover jmtn the Jittgersnf love, awakens
deeper en )ons than spikenard in lamps
of alabaster.1
It has I -en the custom in all time
among civt aed nations to have Hist hu
nt us ceremoiaes over their heroes, and 1 o
perpetuate 1 leir deeds unto coming gen
erations. This ueautilul custom of an
nually aelehnuiiig the warrior dead had
its origin in the traditions of the wivstic
past, before history was writteu, and has
been preservd in all ages. Homer, amid
the tears (it - is Iliad, st rews the sweetest
lorgel-ue-iio.s on .he iouiusof his heroes.
Bv a law 1 'ijutyjJtrcuK, soldiers who lost
ihJen 'bougnsTabove" them" "j"1!
with an nraudn in their praise. Dehls
thenes against Timocratee, says: "Let
thero be no panegyrics unless at funerals
publicly solemnized, and then not spoken
by kindreds, but one appointed by the
public for that purpose." Thucydides
says those tc f-H in the field are to have
their obseqn eg celebrated at the public
charge, and a- harauvue spoken m his
honor on the luuiversary of his fail. The
more beautit d and poetic custom of
strewing flo --s over the gravus of sol
diers is like iso ancient. The Thessa
lians adorned Se grave of Achilles with
jessamines am
sieaking of the
oj the tomb, 1
Triumpban
It keeps ti 1
And Sophoc.'
Agamemnon :
Wherein he
of flower
Glowing witho1
roundi
I lilies, While Anacrei 11,
custom of scattering roses
ms the rose,
o'er the rage of time.
fragrance of its prime."
s says of the sepulchre of
s inurned with wreaths
ir various dyes hung
Alexander, too is
have sought
d crowned it
the sehlchre o; Achilles
with garlands.
We cannot shi.' out the past, and would
not if we oouidi hough the heart should
break and the a -s swim in recounting
its sorrows. It u s picture of bold and
bright though bl jdy features, set in the
frame-work oft sad fascination and
graced with m4 ruful drapery. Hence,
are we here to-ds with vows and offer
ings for those,. 10 fell in the " Lost
Cause " S.'ieadi'' dearer than all and
whose blos . uJT'iiig-shoet is but the
" Conquerea rJaiTrfcr" of our late Con
federacy :
This cause a is ' loirs, 'twas mine, and
that of those whose
11 ie aim uoatii we are
here to coinmeuiorii
It was the cause
( truth and honor
of right, of justice, '
It is the cause IB
oh the martyr dies
not his mere dest
that encircles his
name with the halo of glorv snd em
blazon bis memory upon the page of his
tory. It is the ouus! espoused and main
tained " in the deadW breech," that sanc
tities the soldier's festb and embalms
him in the hearts of kis countrymen. But
to praise the (lead and condemn the "Lost
Cause " in which 1 te y fell, invites the
ridicule of the historian while it justly
excites the contempt of the victor. The
failure of s cause dots not estsblish it as
wrong sny more tbss success establishes
the right! The essential principle of right
or wrong cannot be 1 banted by success,
yet the immediate result of conflict Is
often as potent upon society as though it
did, for the tiuie-serviag and lucre-loving
oft deny their faith, " that thrift may
follow fawning.' A rgl as the cause in
the sacred dead of liih necropolis which
have fallea, is of ths essence of their
praise or blame, and as we sre here to
commemorate their life sad death, would
it not be remiss in meito avoid glancing
lor a moment at the why and wherefore
of the bloody strife in vbicb they yielded
up tbeir lives ? If we ere araid to ju
tify, ue are too cowardly to eomnuimorate
them.' Then, wltbout the fear of soiling
my garments in the muddy waters of
the politics of the timer, I assert that
those whose sacred dust has been gath
ered here by the hand uf affection, were
not tainted with the criiee of treason and
that theirs was not a traitor's cause, and
appeal for its truth to taat factory which
rises above the partisan prejudice of the
hour. Allow me in this qpnneetion to
parenthetically remark, th three mil
lions of American coionlgAa
icked in the
traces and extricated the
iselves from
British harness, rather I
as thev con-
oeived, unjustly pav
pence per
they live
pound tax on tea am! f
in song and storv as thi
es of a great
principle and lustead ol I1
g denounced
as traitors, are canonized
patriots.
A little mter in the gr
or the same
of the same
'iovernmeat, eight mini
race, liiuatiiuug a ternu.i
equal to half
Europe, f'f.EQrteon
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ofteii S
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based their form of government, and for
that, they are te be regarded traitors,
while tbeir ancestry are patriots.
Whether lt is historically conceded that
the thirteen original States before the
formation of the existing Government,
seceded from the 'Articles of Confedera
tion " one bv one. without reference to
I the wishes of the others; or that they ex
isted as States before the formation of the
Federal Constitution ; and that upon its
formation they only granted away certain
powers, not including the right to sepa
rate, and retained all rights not expressly
granted, is immaterial to our purpose to
day. Whether the States existed before
the Federal Government, and made that
Government, and not the Government
the States, and as to which the citizen
owed primay allegiance, and whether
these are questions upon which, In the
better days of the Republic, Massachu
setts and Virginia agreed, and upon which
there has as yet been no judicial decision
by the highest tribunal of the country
againat the Southern view of this ques
tion, I do not propose discussing.
Whether the theory of State's rights be
true or not, It matters not for my present
purpose, as ntofiteis the essence of crime,
fo know that this doctrine was religious
ly believed by the South, aye, her sons
were taught it in the cradle, in manhood
and old age, we have but to go to the
grave of Henry, visit the willows that
weep over the tomb at Mount Vernon,
the grassy plat upon the hill of Monti
(I io. or listen to the echoes of political
philosophy from John Randolph, of Ro
anoke, who,
"Too honest or too proud to feign
A love he never cherished,
Beyond Virginia's border line,
His patriosm perished ;
While others hailed in distant skies
Our Eagle's dusky pinion,
He only saw the mountain bird
Sloop o'er his Old Dominion."
With such historic examples, such po
litical antecedents, and such philosophic
teachings, to influence the people of the
South, and though acutely sensible of the
misfortunes of war and the delights of
peace, feeling themselves wronged and
their rights endangered, it was not theirs
to hesitate, but to meet the gage of bat
tle even in its fieruest form.
They did meet it, and have bravely
fought, and many bravely died. We of
, the South felt that the fate of the Repub
I lie was involved in the issue, 'hat upon
, the at net relations or state with state,
! and they with the Federal lnion, de
i pended the perpetuity of that form of
I government and the ultimate rights of
! man. How far we are correct, how far
j justified, in seeking to enforce this con
viction, even at the oannon's mouth, is
i an unsolved problem: for the balance
i wheel of the political machinery of Amer-
ican nationality seems still vibrating be
tween the centripetal and centntugal
forcea.which in the distant future,aimply
means centralization or separation, Cos
sack or Republic? With this conviction
upon their minds and a proper love of
their own land to inspire their seal, the
comforts of home, the delights of society,
the luxury that affluence brings, weighed
nothing in their estimate, when the weal
of the land of the Myrtle and Magnolia
was at stake! Thns when the tocsin of
wsr sounded from Sumter's gray old
walls, it found an echo from every hill
and a voice in every valley. It was
"Jura answering back
" The joyous Alps that called to her
aloud."
State after State slipped their cables,
lifted tbeir anchors from tbeir old moor
ing, and with distended sails, under a
brisk breeze, each of eleven sisters, an
chored in our Southern port. A govern
ment sprung into existence, not self con
stituted, but based upon the wishes of
the Southern people, with its President,
At this point in his address, (cen. Bate
made a most tasteful and touching alius
j1" to the personal worth anil heroic en-
JMurance oi Mr. jenerson navis, who
V sat near the SDeaker. This enisoiio
excited the warmest sympathies of I
the listening throng. its Cabinet,
its Congress, its Judiciary, and, with
all, an army to back it. Soldiers
flew to the rescue and for months
and years, scantily fed, scantily clothed,
scantily armed, amid the chills of winter
and the heats of summer, the drifting
snow and hurtling rain, foot-sore and
weary, through the waning fortunes of
our devoted Confederacy, followed its
flag, until, upon the "crested riige of
battle," or in the unwholesome hospital,
death's swift miss;le gave them a liberty
whose wreaths of victory are bevond the
tomb, and fade not while some of their
comrades were left to look upon the pris
on's wall, to hesr the clank of the vic
tim's chains, or feel the smart of banish
ment; and others, with their mutilated
forms to drag out a helpless life of disease
and misfortune. Because or this misfor
tune, are they the less patriots? And
does their place in history, does .be esti
mate in wbich they are to be held in the
hearts of their oouutrymen, depend upon
success or the want of it?
When the meed of victory is granted to
the conqueror, who, by overpowering
numbers and superior resources, by the
intervention of foreign courage, bone and
muscle, as well ns the black cohorts ot
the line, has conquered the weaker, does
it settle the question of right or wrong?
After adeadly conflict, extending through
a period of four years, when soldiers
stood eye to eye, and hilt to hilt ; a con
flict, in which every atep was a battle
field, and every battle-field a grave-yard;
where, on one point the stars and stripes
waved in triumph, and on another, the
stars and bars, with the cross of St. An
drew, is cheered by the shout of victory;
when to-day's success was but an earnest
of to-morrow's defeat; when the battle
ax of the Crusader was met by the magic
blade of the Saracen, and when the feebler
party, worn and weary, stoo I by the tide
mat ran blushing with the best biood of
the ill-starred South, with the last arrow
from his quiver spent, the last shot from
his locker gone, grasping with cue man
gled band his broken blade as it dripped
with the blood of his enemies, and as hf
held up with the other, by his soarred
front, his battered shield, with Manassas
and Chancellorville, Sbiloh and Chieka
mauga imprinted on it, are we to be tuld
that, notwithstanding such courage and
t'evotion, simply for the want of success,
T J,l,Wor- and his cause was treason?
Away wlin . w .uv-,,,i,., o.h, n ,
III UUSUIt. . (UUI is a vir'.uo WiiiOil ' t .
been awarded a meed of praise in ail
ages, and the death of these gallant
spirits etfaceth all demerits, and is the
highest encomium upon tbeir soldier
qualities. But they have fallen, and as
fallen Confederate soldiers, now hud re
pose in these sacred preciucta.
"Little they'll reck if we let them sleep
on,
In the grave where the Northmen have
laid them."
If, after such a struggle, against such
odds, he is beaten and conquered, does
that make him. less a patriot, or brand bis
name with the infamy of treason? Mo J
no! bis cause is gone, bat the
principle that inspired it still
lives, and though his old comrades
and friends, through Christian resigna
tion, may bow 111 saTek-cloth and ashes st
: u::. ,-..( (7. '':-:'..-.' (
our great misfortune, yet we feel con
scious of rectitude.
If, by some mystic means, the spirit
land could commune with the material
world, and let the spiritual eye of the
dead Confederate soldier look down upon
this scene and see that the same
soft bands that tied the rib
bon and pinned the rosette to bis
garment in the days ot our hope and en
thusiasm, are here to-day to tie the wreath
ol honor around the little white board at
the head of his grave and plant the flower
cross above the heart so still and cold, it
would inspire a shout of triumph and a
song 01 praise among 211 angel choir
known only to blessed immortality. How
grateful tu the soul to know that tbe same
eye which gave him the glance of love at
his parting, whether of tne Scandinavian
blue, drooping in its modest tenderness
with fear for bis fate, or flashing ss tbe
dark orb of tbe Frank when it burns with
Indignation at his wrongs, are here to-day
to re unite with him in spirit and weep
over his saorod dust, " as Rachel for her
children, b they are not." Can the
devoted siater be made to believe that tbe
brother, for whom, with tearful eyes, she
stitched the uniform of gray, now Alls an
unworthy grave? Can U10 faithful broth
er, surviving the wreck, who was nursed
upon the same maternal lap, and in the
Itillably of boyhood sported upen the
same green and swain together iu the
same stream, can he be persuaded bv all
the terrors which physical force could in
flict that the cause in which that brother
fell was wrong, for the reason of its ill
success ? Can the father forget his
admonition to his son when he sent
him forth, in all bis pride and
strength, to battle for his country, be
cause his becauas (hf, "Conquered Ban
ner?" ('an t lav old mother God bless
tbe nsme, 'tis tbe sweetest ever lisped by
Saxon tongue can she, aa she bows with
Christian resignation about this altar
abate her pride in the history of her noble
boy, who trod with a glorious manhood
the perilous path and dared to do bis
duty, even at tbe cannon's mouth; will
she admit for a moment the philosophy of
tbe victor, and consent that be Ails a
traitor's grave, and his, the cause of trea
son? Yes, when the sea gives up its dead
and tbe mountains are leveled with the
plains, "no divorce can separate a mother
from her son!" In her heart there is a tie
misfortune cannot break. This tnotber
love pervades sll nature, and dost not
plead in vain. "There is not, of our earth
a creature bearing form and life, human I
or savage, native of tbe forest wild or
giddy air, around whose parent bosom
nature has not a cord entwined of power
to tie them to their offspring's claims,
and at thv will to draw them back to
thee. On iron pinions borne, the blood
stained vulture cleaves theJftorm, yet is
the plumage closest to hat-heart soft ss
cygnet's down, snd o'ejOTier unsfaellid
brood tbe murmuring rrug-dove sits not
nioro gently.
" ORi.ovehiiii ! Ah, his picture on the wall
.jr "wof the old homestead all in that suit of
"a'u vjauay, as proudly he stept iu the line of
his iJutv is her household Penates. His
v scant place at tbe table, and the chair
that sits by it, srs objects of aSectton
and of care. The posket Bible which ahe
gave with the cross, and th words ahe
wrote in it oft read by tbe dim light of
the camp Are. worn and soiled, snd ah,
perhaps, bloody has been baptised a
thousand times by her Christian tears
when trembling she ssw npon the fly-leaf,
in the handwriting of some "Hospital
Angel," " I kissed him for his mother!"
And now, in the face of such authority
of law, such patriotism to inspire, such
heroism to praise and such love WS sanc
tify, is there one to call that soldier who
sleeps beneath vonder flower cross a
traitor? If so. I have offended. Treason!
traitor! may the Hps through wji.-h it
hisses wither, and the hands that write it
palsy. Jn the long and bloody fatricidal
strife in which our gallant dead who
sleep beneath these " witch elms " have
fallen, was just snd legal on our part, I
respectfully insist ! That we are van
quished, but not dishonored, la most true;
and to this fate a proud and noble people
like ours are hard to reconcile. The vi
cissitudes of fortune often appal
the most wary. It is, however,
the weak, the unmanly and dependent
spirit that cannot rise equal to the pres
sure of events. It is the high-hearted and
chivalrous, the self-poised and philoso
phic man who, while he will not stoop to
conquer "tbe inexorable logic of events,"
lars himself without bravado against
their flinty front and e ks to wield them
to the noblest purpose of which he is ca
pable. The decrees of Fate, like those of
law, seem often interlocutory, and the
linsl result made to depend upon the in
termediate action of their subjects.
Hence, we should study to obey, yet to
convert them to our good. We have wit
nessed in the South since the war, a calm
dignity on the brow of courage, however
scarred by battle, that challenge tbe ad
miration of the victor, and a love-light in
the eye of devotion, however moistened
by the tears of sorrow, that should
soften the heart of obdurate power!
We must remember that the goddess
Fortune is fickle, and if we would snatch
from her hands the priceless gifts, we
must be wary and not weary. Even Ne
mesis, with her "wall-eyed wrath and
hungry hate," may be subdued by tbe
God of Love until the torch and ax drop
from her nerveless grasp as objects of re
morse. Though we strove with more
than herculean strength to gather the
golden apples of our coveted Hesperides,
yet we could not spring the bow nor
wield the club with sufficient power.
We struck (JJTinst the buckler of Jupi
ter, and have suffered "the dsep damna
tion of our taking off!" "There is a di
vinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew
them bow we may." That our glorious
struggle exempts our defeat from the
blush of shame, and entitles these dead
heroes to the admiration of the world, is
conceded by the manly and brave with
whom we fought. 'Tis true, that, here
and there, we And the braggart, whose
ideas are circumscribed by a courage that
was never known until the battle was
over, and the equanimity of whose tem
per knew no disturbance while danger
brooded, save for selt-prutection and the
money coined from suffering and starva
tion, from the spilled blots! and broken
bones of those whose vices he could seem
to deplore, but whose virtues he dared
not assume. "He jests at scars who never
felt a wound." But show me the Federal
soldier whose manly form is soarred by
the scenes of battle strife whose courage
is nut that of the mountebank nor whose
bearing of the mock-heroic, but who,
like Job's war horse, smelleth tbe battle
from afar and he saith among the trum
pets, ha! ha! whose Aery sou), true to
its cause, gteamod through the smoke of
battle a very star of chivalry and I'll
show yon a man who applauds the cour
age of the South one who is proud of
the valor of his race as personated in his
late enemy and who is neither afraid nor
ashamed to grant him bis natural and
constitutional rights. I repest it that
the Federal soldier whose garments have
not been soiled in the muddy waters of
politics who stands upon his honor as a
man, and his record as a soldier, has been,
and will ever be, ready and proud to give
the Confederate soldier, living or dead, a
just meed of praise, and to wreathe the
gariand of bouor about his battered hel
met and write upon his broken awwrd :
"A soldier, I salute you !" It is the mock
hero who was not in the fight who
played the part of jackal to the lion and
who, by accideacy and revolution, floats
as a bubble upon the surface of that soci
ety from whose vicious sewers he has
sprung, who " grew rich by stealth and
blushed to And it shame " who bnzzes
about in the twilight, seeking to defame
the escutcheon of Confederate soldiers,
and haunts, like a ghoul, the precincts of
dead heroes whose example of virtue he
could nut have followed If he would, and
would not if he could! Such caricatures
of manhood would poison every fountain
of peace and love blast every flower of
beauty, and wither all the joys of life.
Thank Heaven, the reviluig ot such can-
not reach our sainted dea
all
" Oh. Mother Earthy upon thy lap
Thy weary oneApceiving.
And o'er them, si mot as a dream,
Thy grassy man" weaving
Shut out from them the bitter word
And serpent hiss of scorning;
Nor let the storms of yesterday
I nst urb their quiet morning."
Sleep here, my comrades, partners of our
toil and suffering, under these Paphiau
skies, in tbe lap of this beautiful land
scape where the "witch elms" darken the
green turf with their evening shadows!
Sleep, where love and beauty meet tu
plant the cross and scatter forget-me-nots,
and
" Where the woodbine spices are wafted
abroad
And the musk of the roses blow!"
Sleep, just outside the city's busy hum,
where the church-bells, at the decline of
day. send their softened tones of Ave
Marial Sleep by the Chickasaw Bluffs,
where the red man used to roam) On
the banks of the "monarch stream"
along whose restless tide flowed the
blood of Belmont. Donelson, Shiioh snd
Cbickamauga! Sleep, where tbe passion
flower clasps its living J-"" axrrana
the gateway as it gathers tears at night
and sheds them for you in the morning:
where,
- tu ...( . l..r yellow hair
Lonely aud sweet, nor loved the less
For flowering in themvilderness !"
Sleep here the larkspur listens all dav
tor the Pilgrim's coming and the lily
whispers good night.
Notwithstanding ours Is " Tho Lost
Cause" and ours the "Conuuered Ban
ner,," and that our cherished hopes, " like
Dead Sea fruit," turned to ashes on our
lips," notwithstanding we had many de
feats and were Anally vanquished in this
stnle; which m Itself should be glory
enougn to excne tne pmie or the con
queror, and relieve the oppression of the
conquered 1 yet we, too, had victories and
glories which glisten with an uncommon
glow amid the exhalations from the urn
of history! While the sun smiles unun
the plains of Manassas with the same ge
nial light it gives tu Bunker Hill or the
waters of the Rappahannock, glisten aud
darken in the lights and shadows of Chan
oellorsville ; while tbe morning and the
evening of tbe sixth and seventh of Ap
ril, in each cycle, shall revisit Shiioh, in
"half sunshine, half tears," fit emblem
of that field; and while the everlacting
hills that now keep angel-guard around
the sacred sepulchre of Uhiokamauga
whose rock-ribbed sides did shake, and
the very trees did tremble at the oannon's
thundering roar( until her " river of
death" ran blushing with the life-blood
of two armies shall cast their shadows
on the dial-plate with the rising and set
ting sun, the muse of history will bow
at tbe shrine of Southern chivalry, and
write, iu colors of light, the deeds of our
ro warriors! The roar of our Confed
erate artillery, although captured and
muzzled, will forever And an echo along
the corridors of time ! Tbe steady tram p
of our veteran Infantry, though now mo
tion leas aud silent, did inetfaceably stamp
its foot-prints deep in the "rock or ages!"
The oharge of our cavalry, swift as the
Bedouin on his barb, and terrible as the
Mamelukes of the Nile, will ever belong
to song and story, white " mnsic swells
the vale," and poetry enlivens history,
If there are some uf our jewels which
glisten by tbe side of those of our sister
States in the h story of war, have we not
also gems that rest in the " dark un-
fathoined caves ot the Ocean," Although
ours was eminently a land-strife, yet we
were not without a spirit moving upon
tli" faoe of the great deep. While the
Merriuiae, as a sentinel, swung, with her
destructive prow and iron sides, around
the mouth uf the James, guarding our
citadel, the -Somter tripped her an'hor,
and leaving the orange and the myrtle
amid the prayers of .nr people, gave her
self uponithe Gulf Stream, to the " God
of storms, the lightning aoci the galel"
She did signal service to our cause, until
the edict of Fate was pronounced against
"i m waiors 01 me jieuiierranoaii
where she went into stranger hands, and
now off the coast of Britain she " lies
darkling," "amid the Pearl Islands." Her
devoted: commander, Admiral Semmea,
with her gallant tars, stepped upon the
decks of the"2W0,"and baptized her un
der the balmy breezes of the A sores, as
"Alsbsma" (here we rest). With bis
foot upon ber deoks she glided o'er tbe
main with the swoop of a devouring sea
gull! Her " life on the ocean wave,
Her home on the rolling deep."
For more than two years " she walked I
the waters like a thing of life." Her !
path upon tbe trackless deep, like that of
ih. ,(,(..,( in hi. irU.n. '..n.. 1. .hn
" upper deep," glistened in glory. Tbe j
steam-cloud from her "stack" cast'lts flit
ting shadows over every sea, and the
white wings of this " bird of the ocea ,"
with the cross of St. Andrews in per
beak, kissed every breeze,
" From Greenland's icy mountains
To India's coral strand ! "
As she cut ber way through " a wikler
ness of waves," she sent her signals bornn-
ing across the bjws oi every adversary
who dated "enter the lists:' now leap
ing like tbe salmon from the topmost
wave, she dashed tbe foaming spray from
her Arm set sides, until, glistening in the
sunshine, lt softener) into the lieauties of
the rainbow ! Again, ever aud anon, shr
plunged like the sword-fish into the bow
els ot her enemy, crimsoned the waters 1 r
toe deep, snd iined her curling wake wit.t
t rophles of victory, " richer than the spoi Is
of Trafalgar!" Consternation brooded
o'er the deep, snd the highways of com
merce wore well-nigh abandoned; and, at
last, when, with weary wing, she sought
a brief repose in a bsrbnr of France rue
kearsage, with her metalled sides and su
perior armament, gave a signal for battle.
True to the instincts of chivalry she re
sponded as a knight of old, and fonght
her last battle In sight of tbe " white
cliffs of Albion" ami tits lilies ot
France. All scarred and crippled bv
tho conflict, her decks slippery with
ttm biood of her gallant tars, sha
sank in crimsoned waters, amid the
smoke of battle, with "flio gurgling cry
of some atroug swimmer
r in bis agony."
1 ne roar ot anil
and the white
channel her ete
iue uoipuiu, aue was more beautiful in
she floats o'er the main," thv requiem
shall sing,
Kest, weary pilgrim from thy labors of
gltry.
Kest. where the coral around thee doth
glisten.
Kest, with thy decks all shattered and
gory,
Thy masts and thy spars in splinters
all riven!
Rest sweetly alongside of the Sumter
in waters renowned for the strdMHas of
nations since the day the Norseman was
Neptune, and the galley histrtdent.
" No pearl ever glistened under Oman's
water,
More pure in its shell than thy spirit
v in thee."
'AroundLhee shall glisten the loveliest
That ever the sorrowing seals rd h uh
ml freft evm I im m
With many a shell in whose hollow
wreaked chamber
The peris of ocean by moonlight have
slept."
The bodies of these, ai well as thou
sands who fell upon the land or sunk un
der the baleful influence of disease, have
not been, and cannot be gathered unto
our cemeteries by the hands of kindred
or the help ot charity. We will let them
sleep as did the Athenians, those who fell
at Marathon, and bold them too sacred to
be removed, and leave them to rest npon
the fields of tbeir glory, with their buck
lers above them i ike the Spartans who
fell with Leonidas at Thermopylae. We
will let them rest iu their gory beds nn
til better times shall come, when we'll
raiss there the cenotaph, and when the
strangsr visits it he will find the simple
inscription, "Fell in defence of his sover
eign State." 2iJ VI A ' fiUisl
We have other gems In the nrn of his
tory, of which we have a right to be
proud. If Scotland's planted soldier can
find music in his bag-pipe as he chants
tho "slogan" ef victory; if the son of the
mountain land of Tell, who yet disdains
the cap of Gesler, winds through bis mel
low horu with patriot pride his "Hans des
Vachu;" if along the vine-clad hills of the
Rhine, and tbesunnv banks of the smil
ing elne, the Frenchman ernes wild un
der the magic of his "Marsellaise;" if
"God Save the tueen" is the part of staid
old i'.oglauu; il "llail Coluuihia ' inspir
American patriotism, and "Yankee lju-
dle" excites the Jove of country and in
vokes the eourrtgo of those whose name,
in part, it bears; may we too, not glory
in the soft and melancholy cadence of
"Maryland, rny Maryland," au worship
the genius that inspired our "Land of
DixiiC" Again, if the "Thistle of old
Caledonia" Is worshipped with (.'alvinistlc
devotion as it waves upon the verge of
Ben Lomond, or casts its shadow in the
Clyde; if the "Red Cross" of St. George
has its staff over the palace of St. .lames,
upheld by the strength of the British
Lion, whilo its folds flutter in every
breeze is tbe boast of heraldry, and the
pride of power; if the Ottoman bows
before his "Crescent," with an "Eastern
idolatry" aa it floats over the Bosphorus
and around tbe Golden Horn; if the
"young eagles" of France are pledged
under their " Fleur de Luce" and siep
beneath its folds with a historic pride aa
they act the part of sentinels arounu St.
Peters, or bivouac on the ruins of the
Coliseum in the Eternal City, if the "in
vincible "stars and stripes," the magic
of whose hostile power has been twice
felt by the Lion nf Eugland, and the
Witchery of whose peaceful charm has
fascinated the Celestials of the Fast,
hitherto unaporoaehable, is the source
of a maginVaMe prido, may we not too.
look back with thepurest emotions anil
remember with tho sweetest and saddest
affection tho cross of St. Andrew, with
its stairs and bars, as it waived in tri
umph over a hundred battlelields, and
was baptised in the best blood of the land
ere it became the "Conquered Banner'."
" Furl tho banner! true 'tis gory.
Yet 'tis wreathed around with glory,
And twlil live in song and story
Though its folds are in the dnst;
For its fame on brightest pages.
Penned by poets and by sages.
Shall go sounding down through ages,
Furl its folds though now we must.
Furl hat hanner? softlv, slowly,
Treat it gently it is holy
For it droops above the dead?"
Ours is the " Conquered Banner," ami
ours the " Lost Cause," yet our duty is
not done! We own it to "the heroic dead
who fell under that banner and iu that
cause, to show to the world our appre
ciation of their valor and patriotism, by
these votive offerings trotn the bauds of
our fair women, groat in tbeir weakness,
noble in their charity, besntiful in their
patience, and whose devotion at the cross
and sepulchre was but an earnest of their
high and holv mission. Then let then
D.. a ... ( - ..er,oVr the b:
bier
""'srredT
A crown for the brow of the early dead;
for this through Its leaves hath the wfrito
rose burst, . -tmrr rmreiMnj
For this in the woods was the violet
rfursed ;
Though th v -naile iu vain for what was
ones mssmSTamvmams
Thev are love's last gift, bring yo flowers,
pule dowers!"
As I think It ont .f taste, on this ocea
siob, to speak of our living heroes, allow
me to Invite for a moment, a look into
the historic casket of jewels gathered on
the held ot .Mars, trom the days wleu
Maccabeus led his Jewish cohorts "oan
quering to conqner,"(1uwn to the last bat
tle of " th Lost Cause," aud see if it con
tains another trophv, combining in such
beautiful relations the Christian, patriot,
hero, as is presented in the life and death
of our Sainted Stonewall Jackson; or,
from all the fields of honor and reuown
oan you And more of a counterpart to
Chevalier Bayard in his graceful heating
and manly courgo than was personated"
by Lieutenaut-ueneral Polk, who fell
upon Pine Mountain These eyes beheld
bis red currents'omminglH with the dust
as his patriotic heart did burst and break
in onr cause; aa an angel-spirit so
" Softly stole
TUe farewell sigh lroin this Christian
soull"
This mountain rises solitary from the
plains of North Georgia, as a shaft to his
ineumry which Nature bus furnished by
her own generous hands to be looked
upon from tbe great national thorough
fare which winds around its base. Woro
I to mark a man among onr gallant dead
whose expansive brain and warm heart
filled ray idea of the modest hero and self
sacrificing chieftain, sod who perhaps
was too greatest loss to onr causa, it
would be Gan. Sidney Johnston, whose
lile-current trickled from his largo heart
into the rivulets of Shiioh.
Without being Invidious, can I not men
tion, to the glory-clad veterans of the
154th," many of whom I see around me,
their original commander General Pres
ton Smith who gallantly fell in "CbP-a-
mauga fight," at the head of his A V
maud, and who sleeps just yonder "w
his marshal BiOaC around him." and s
heroic reuinantsot tho-'oth " who follow
through many perils that neculiarl
marked battle-flag of the full moon umm
giwuuu, (uuicauug tne ueau-
; inn-era of Cleburne to you ean 1 not
say that the enthusiast 10 reception of the
remains of your chief by the citizens of
Memphis, but a few days since, usattrea
us that General Pat Huburne will hold a
niche la the Temple of Glory while the
shamrock is green or the sunburst holds
a p .ice on the flag of Erin.
Hard by, 1 see some uf the glorious 1th.
who. followed General Stahl in his up
ward career from Bui moat to Franklin,
where he fell in the thickest, of tbe fight.
Who does not remember bow on those
same plains, where the chivalry of the
South, inspired by the enthusiasm and
courage of her young leaders, passed
through death's gatu-wav 011 to the works ?
See how the Lone Star" of Texas
glistened upon the penant of General
Granbury as he went down on tho plain ;
how the quick keen Made of General
Carter, one of Georgia's yonngest sons,
flashed in tbe fury of the tight for its last
time! How the blood of South Carolina
flowed from the heart ot the modest,
brave and genemns Gist salt stained the
soil of Tennessee beneath the folds of his
Palmetto, (I well know the spot where he
fell and hone some dav to see a Palmetto
U jL-c.I.ic. . -J 1 . I. . ,
growing above it
as a natural monu-
"'' " "o uoes uut remeuiuir
h',
of Pulaski, Tenn. lay dead on the
breastworks, and hia gallant rider near
biiu, a spectacle aa full of daring as any
that ever adorned thu "lists" of Medie
val chivalry. On the train bringing me
to your cjty.I beard a coitiHiuy between
two ex-soltfiers one of lltb Teuneasee
and the ether of the 2d Kentucky iu re
gard to tbe battle ot Murfreesbura
Field, where
both
Scot-
Murrey ef Knglaau. and Jamie
land believedEeam alias wh
ssimr watppSd. and
cither could ilsfoi a ictorv unit! the
dawn of the next dsy. How forcibly that
colloquy reminded me of their respective
commanders who fell upon that fluid
ei'ii James K. Rains, one of tiie most
dashing young Generals that
ever aav 1 ss a boio-
on be- aimr cf lib-wty: the
other. General Roger Hanson, a fit
representative of the genius and
courage of the " dark and bloody ground,"
airy that moved likenfigic under the
wand of her ill-fated Morgan, she would
be rich in military glory. Maior William
Driver, of the 2d Tennessee my first sd
jutan' he. too, sleeps beneath these
peacmul shades, in full fellowship with
bis beloved Captain Casper W. Hunt;
side by side they sleep in a quiet Mtthl
nook, above which are blooming some
sweet flowers, planted by a sister's hand.
Bee, hard by the little green billow, whore
1 os Colonel Jetr. Forrest, who fell :ii a
gailrmt charge, led by bis renowned broth
er, 1 1 north Mississippi. Captain Hamil
ton so much beloved one of our earliest
:le n! placed near tbe gate, as if on guard
over bis sleeping comrades. See, on the
left, the new-made grave of Major Ed,
Trezevant; the posthumous ceremo
nies over whose saciel dust have
j(ist been nntsUed. -Near by sleeps
yrong Bra Rogers, Cregliton, Rob
ert Cox, Walter Harris, with
whom I was personally acquainted,
aud tbe hundreds around them whom I
knew'not. Bat we love the memory of
each, and drop the tear of gratitude ss the
sweetest offerings.
If there is one class ol soldiers who,
above another, rlesen ed the gratiti l o!
the patriot a Heart, and over whose quiet,
modest grave we shoald offer the hris-
tian prayer snd weave the wreath of
glory.it is the faithfui private who bore
the brunt of battle ia the days of gloom
and discomfiture who was often tentless,
tired and hungry who stood on the per
ilmm brink and often cnerged the braast-
tvorksof iue enemy, regardless of coat or
consequence.
And last, but not least, mv gallant Ty
ler, on whose Atlantean shoulders I lain
would lean in good and evil for
tune, on whom tbe citizens of Memphis
buckled tbe arnicr of a private, which he
so gracefully bore through all offici o
grades, until be wore the wreath of the
Brigadier. There ia here a little vacant
spot to which his dust should be removed
from the forlou the border line between
Georgia and Alabama. He, I believe,
was the last general who fell in our cause.
Refusing to surrender though against
large odds he beld up our waning flag
until he received his death-shot, and died
with it in his band. How forcibly it re
minded us of that incident in Crusade his
tory, where the good James Douglass, of
Scotland, was chosen as the most gallant
knight to bear the heart of the Bruce,
in a case of gold, and bury it in the
Holy Sepulchre. When near Andalusia,
he was in battle, inextricably surrounded
by bis Moorish enemies, when, inspired
by his lofty courage, he raised himself in
his stirrups, and threw the casket con
taining the heart of ths Bruce in the
midst of his enemies, exclaiming, " Go
before, brave heart, as thou were wont to
do, and I'll follow thee or die!" He drew
his knightly blade and cut his way to
the sacred casket, and fell all covered with
a'ounds, as lie clasped it in his bloody
ids. Bring him back, and let him sleep
re.
And to you, scarred veterans of " The
Lost Cause," who survived the wreck of
our little bark, freighted aa she was with
the hopes and fortunes of our glorious
South, you, who often saw, with the eye
of hope, that "shore beyond the flood,"
where the flowers bloomed In beauty bat
to fade, where the golden fruit glistened
in its garden of Uesperides, but turned to
ashes on our lips; and heard the music ot
Its waters as they flashed and glisteued in
the light; you who when that little bark
weut down, alter the last buoy was cut
from her side were cast ashore on the re
fluent tide of that revolutionary billow
and now hold the quiet walks of life; to
you, let nie say, that, though samj maamt,
y m were not dishonored! aud that yours
rre not the scars of infamy, but of henor!
li now becomes you, then, to maintain
as citizens the same high character you
won as soldiers! Then be equal to the
emergency, for, to a great extent, the
weight of the present and hope of the fu
ture of this country are upon you and
our younger brethren who were unable
to take part in the fight. Though pros
trate in fortune, be not discouraged, but 1
rise, like the antique wrestler, the great
er for your tail. Remember that our
Tennessee yet remains, and is but uow in
the bloom of her youth and beauty.
What thourrh her household gods have
been broken by the mailed hand of war,
and many of her cherished jewels shat
tered in the vase I do they not still live
(ml shine uoon every page of her his
tory? Does not tbe ivy still cling to her
broken columns, and the laurel entwine
with the cypress along the bownrs-of her
Appian Wsys? Do not the white rose,
pale as the chill cheek of death, and the
rod rose. Mushing as tbe ruddy drops
which warms the heart, now spring to
gether upon the late battle-plains where
met York and Lancaster? Are not the
sword of Saladiu and the battle-ax of
Ciuur de Leon, being gradually buried
in the sama grave? Then let us not en
courage discord and strife, nor uselessly
grieve over the past when we have
done but our duty. Neither let us be
appalled and paralyzed by misfortune,
for it is but the best of true manhood, the
crucible that tries the metah Does not
the frozen or cheerless winter make the
Klodden
Gen
ii ., : and d
an
spring more balmy and the summer a )fAfr
iruiuui .' .Aim uoes mil
"The darkness of tbe night
Show us words of light
We ria'er could see by day?"
Then lot us rather look to the overhang
ing cloul and see if it hath not a stiver
lining, remembering that the Chaldean
shepherd did not cast his wishfnl gaze in
48t oteiu the Bast, and that the' star
of Bethlehem did rise and man was re
deemed! "There is life in the old land yet."
And to me, Tennessee amid all her mis
fortunes, has a charm that knows no bro
ken spell, a glory yet andimmed. A child
of her bosom, nurtured in my boyhood
on her generous lap, served her, as" well
as I could, in my early youth and ripe
manhood aud,
sleep beueatl
uiiugleU in hei
rent, shouting '
soraow, may I
the
rales permitting, will
r green turf: having
:e as one of her child
ir joy and weeping for
T love her rocks and rills.
Her woods and templed hills?"
Yes, I love her smiling plains exuber
ant with their summer burdeniysnd her
mountains, gi iu in ueir grandeur, and
o in their era bow-led treasures! I love
her vast forests, eloipient in their deep
silence and beaniiiiil iu their leafy bow
ers and vinyarchways. r love ber foun
tains as they leap aud laugh amid the
cleft rocks of her beetling brows, and
gurgle into her valleys and on to an ocean
ot unrest. Mee the gliding of the oralis
of commerce as they ply around the base
of your growlngoily, and how they empty
untold treasures in her expanding lap!
Hear the wild nelgn of Pegasus as liis
iron hoof clatters over the highways,
.caving the giant form of the steain
oloud in broken columns, as he sweeps
frorn under on his iron wing. See her
net-work of wires as they chain the
lightning thought aud oliok it round the
world ! Hear 1 he cliuk uf her mechanics'
hammers and whir of Ahe forge-wheels,
and say if a high and loTty destiny does
not yet await her?
Then, after giving tears for the past, we
will turn and give smiles for the future,
and through our smiles and tears, wo will
o ok upon the rainbow of promise, as it
lights up the cloud that bears the thunder
in its bosom 1
The (ieneral coualuded by thanking the
assemblage for their close attenton to his
remarks.
The address was regarded by sll as a
masterly effort, snd occupied an hour and
forty-eight minutes in its delivery.
I. AVI No THI ('OftHER STO.NK
the monument to the Confederate
ead was tho next and concluding por-
on of the ceremonies of the day the
cenotaphs, which we have designated as
the "old muuiMamit, ueiug merely a
temporary structure of wood, built to
serve the brief purposes of the hour,
until a more lasting and fitting memorial
could be reared. The site of this last ia
about tlftyyards north of the cenotaphs,
lt is to be uf Alabama limestone, dressed
and partly nolished. The dimensions of
the pedest.irwe as follows: the tirst riser
is 12x13 feetwtu 1 15 inches high. The
second riser is lux 10 feet snd 12 inches
high: the third sgsfeet and 13 inches high.
It is tho northeast stone of this riser which
is called the " corner stone." In the
stone below this tin excavation twelve
inches Ionic six inches wide and seven
niches down was ma do. In this a neat tin,
oase with a slide top was plaoed.
As soon as the crowd had gathered
round, tbe Marshal announced that the
ceremony of laying the uoruer atone
won Id toe opened with prayer, introduc
ing at the same time the Rev. Dr. t'ar
micbael, who delievered a very short but
affecting prayer.
Colonel White then introduced Colonel
W. H. Stephens, who, according to the
programme, was to deliver the address
on the laying of tbe corner stone.
Colonel Stevens, however, in a few feli
citous remarks, excused himself from
delivering an oration, stating that the
ground had been so completely gone over
by General Bate, that nought remained
to be said. He remarked that be bad
come out totally unprepared for anything
like speech-making, and that while he
was pondering as to what be should sav,
if he were compelled to speak, s couple of
gentlemen of the city came up to him,
and esch handed him s piece of poetry,
written by a lsdy of the aity, which he
was requested to read. Having glanced
J
over them, be felt assured they would be
more acceptable than any speech of bis,
snd be therefore begged lesve to read
them In lieu of delivering s speech.
The proposition was greeted with sp-
plsuse, snd he then
-eaa toe to
following
U13MM
Respectfully tendered for the Confederate
Memorial Decoration:
There's s loll In the world's busy marmar,
A pause in the flight of events,
A voice from the heart's temple wslllug
"Arise, sod let ns go hones.
To the shadowy silence of Elmwood,
Tn ih omrorlnts the sngela have s
Te show us where lie the pale ilsepers
The Keaper has causa ui moir s
From the field of their fame, fresh In glory.
From deeds that have startled the world,
Achlev'd with their life-blood ostpouriaw.
Ere the banner they lov'd should he
farl'd.
They wsreog in that desperate str uggle.
The vet'ran nnheedlng his age- -The
youth of our land sprang to manhood.
And steod side by side with the saos.
And now. they are sleeping together ,
The garland that weeps o er the one.
The flowery wreath of Remembrance,
Wafts .t frwass from lather :
sihall we ever fo
Nor remember 1
get this asa ofTrlng.
cease to bold desr,
ist all we can give them,
a sigh and a tear
No
while the springtime revisits oar path-
WV.
With Lira on its ptutons outspread.
We'll wander awhile from the living.
And remember, ia sadness, our dead! -
We'll remember tlietr toll sod their strmnriea.
The life-wasting battles it cost,
Tne blood and the ln-art-broken mourners.
Kre the proud causa" they wonihiped was
.. m. 9
We'll remember how prwudiy they gathered.
When the (tail oi tni Ir country was heard.
How its wrongs aud oppressions but nerved
them.
Till the lust throb of maanood was stlrr'd-
They have fought their last battle, sad glory.
Hits shrouded each form la her folds. .
And written an Fpliaph, History
In deathless rememoraace holds.
sj Han ner "
xsly dald.
They have 'scaped the deep shame and subs-
jecuoa.
That has crush-, the last hope that
main u.
They see not 1 lie country they 'Hod for.
In the dust of humility chain 1.
Tl w
mil our tears for the living
e flowers we'll twine on the bed
where sleep In their tadelaas glory,
Onr faithfal, our true-hearted mad.
E3 TELLE.
Uemph'.s, May 7th.
Immediately after the above- Colonel
Stevens read tbe following
reuciui ro ni cosroiiATi oaan.
o'er stern faces tears are streaming.
Women weep o'er heroes dreaming,
Ood's iuallght o'er all Is gleaming,
"He uolu mark the sparrow's ta...
r-eless weeping.
They are sleeping,
(iod Is keeplDg
Watch o'dr all.
Tiled they not when bells were tolllaa.
But where thunder tones were roiling
(if the battle, Uod still controlling
A-1. Not a soldier died in valu.
No chains bound them.
Honor crowned them.
Where we found them
Freed from pain.
Desd npon the Held of glory.
And we live to 1st their story.
Maidens fatruad graodstres hoary
Hunor those wno hgbtlug fell.
la Uod's keeping.
They are sleeping ;
Hush your woeplsg,
"It is welL" C. St. C.T
The poems were greeted with spplsose
and after Colonel Stephna descended
from bis stand, i'oionel White announced
that all those who wished to deposit me
mentoes undor the corner stone, were in
vited to come forward and do so. In re
sponse, iHt. Henry Monde stepped for
ward and presented an envelope contain
ing the following articles deposited in be
half of the ladies of Mississippi speci
mens of Confederate ami Mississippi
money, a miniature Confederate battle
flag, a photograph of President Davis and
his cabinet, a photograph of (ieneral Lee,
a roil of the Mississippi dead buried at
Kluiwood, and an autograph letter of Jef
ferson Davis. The following articles were
also deposited by different persons: A
copy of esch of the daily papers of the
city, of the latest late via: The Appbai.,
1 in"o-. cftr-Mfim Advocate and .Vun,
wr yesterday, and tbe Ledger of Fri
flay ; also, by Mrs. Louisa Car
lisle, a copy of the Apckal.
dated August 21th, 1863 and
printed at Atlanta, ol, in the days
when wo were peripatetic): aa envelope
printed in red, white and red being one
of the first "Confederate envelopes" man
ufactured here : and a copy of General
Albert Pike's exquisite song, "A Lament
for Dixie." Numerous ladies dropped
sprigs nf evergreen into the little casket:
and one, Miss Mattie E. Crowe,
deposited a sprig of lilac in
memory of Alabama braves. As soon as
these deposits were made the box was
clokd, the cavity sealed, and in a few
momnts the stone was swung into place
and lamented down.
Worm this was being done several gen
tlemen went around among the crowd so
liciting funds to complete the monument,
and collected a handsome sum.
A few pattering drops of rain had begun
to fall, and in a marvellously short space
of time after setting the stone, Elmwood
was deserted, and the thousands were
making their way home by every mode
ot conveyance available.
Saturday, May 7, 1870.
HERZOG & BROTHER,
i-j- mam siren. Memphis, Tennessee.
Prices of Dry Goods for Next Week.
10-4 Ilesvy Sheeting, 45c. per ysrd.
4-4 Bleached Muslin, 15c per yard.
4-4 Bleached Muslin, very tine, 17;,c
per yard.
Linen Lawns, 22c per yard.
Linen Lawns, 25c per yard.
Mozambique, 25c per yard.
Bareges, 25c per yard.
Grenadines. 25c per yard.
Japanese, 25c per yard.
Lawns. 25c per yard.
Iron Grenadines. 50c per yard.
Iron Grenadines, pure, UUu per yard.
French corsets, $1 .o.
Imported Corsets, 75c
ftargains in Hosiery.
Kane, very handsome, fbr 1 1.
Marseilles Trimming, aftc per piece.
Marseilles Trimming, 75c per piece.
Pongee Parasols, lined beautifully.
Sun I'inbrellas, cheap.
Hibbons very low.
Lace Curtains.
GREAT BARGAINS
Will be given during next week,
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We call attention to our immense stock
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for low prices elsewhere.
Our Fans are to be especially remem
bered, for the inducements offered are
great.
During next week and following, our
goods will be sold at the
NEW BASIS OF PRICES.
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THE CONFERENCE.
Science of Acoustics.
The Met ho. i ist iiuadrienniai Conven
tion, sitting in the spacious Cumberland
Chnreh, have had much to say of the an
noyance experienced by those who sit ia
the middle of the building who cannot
hear what is said in the vicinity of the
pulpit. The architectural skill which
constructed the house hss been question
ed. If the church wardens would teat
the justice of these complaints, let them
place a Bell Treble Piano, made by the
St. Louis Manufacturing Company, within
the altar, and its clear, soft, full notes
Will be audible everywhere in the church.
The enrapturing music will delight every
occupant of the bnildiug. Messrs. Wilde
, 2t4 Second street, would glaciry
test, and when a satuieu mum-
bis ringers over the keys of the
esch member or tbe Confer-
himself lapped in the
A voiitus
iduSS this
. mt
:nslr;ctit
once ms deeio
joys oiTlglgf.
A FEW SPECIAL SUGGESTIONS
COHSIDERATIOM OF VISITORS
ATTK-VDINO
THE GENERAL CONFERENCE,
a wax i. as
REMARKS TO MEMPHIS LADIES.
While we know this column In each
Sunday's issue of the Appeal to be eager
ly sought for by its fair readers In Mem
phis, ss thst portion of the paper more
than any other best cslcnlated, by iM
strict and careul prrunn!, to enlighten
them on the superior merits and advant
ages its subject Involves: and while,
necessarily, the matter occupying this
apace once a week is more particularly
addressed to our lady friends and ac
quaintances in the city, we shall, how
ever, In the present instance, request their
tndulgenceof ourdepartnreffom the usual
course in devoting this column to-dsy
more especially to the interests of strang
ers snd visitors to onr city : snd,
IN MAKING THIS C0NCESS:0N,
onr lady frieBds will bnt adopt an easy
and agreeable proof of that entire absence
of selfishness, that will and abil.ty to
make strangers feel so perfectly easy an t
" at home " in tbeir iniilat, so eminently
characteristic oi them.
Besides, we promise cur lady frieada la
Memphis aujl. we trust, nobody will
blame us in expressing our pride at tho
practical and growing prno of their fast
increasing numliers,, that w)un the pres
ent great influx of visitors and strangers,
called together by the present
EfHOOIST UHiHAi COMfftlEMCE,
sbail have left for their respective Jeatl-
nations, we shall try and compensate
them for that lack of due attention which
tbe necessary strain and tax on our ener
gies may impose lor a time.
We feel that our friends in the city will
have no objection to our well-established
reputation ttirniighoul the vast country
as well as at home, part i , , tr, .-when we
hope, at no distant day, to realize the en
largement of our place of busiuees com
mensurate in seme degree at least with
the exigency of growing trade and popu
larity; tbr, as ladies express themselves
every day.
WE SHALL ALL VISIT YOU,
" If you can only enlarge your place of
business iu order to keep pace with your
growing necessities."
You see, ladies don't like to bo crushed
while shopping, and the conriued limits
of our house, together wah the uurivaied
attractions, and. of uee-.sit-, the rat
rush of business transacted preclude even
the possibility oi either that display of
fabrics, on the one part, or contemplation
of the same im the other, that either the
salesman or customer would wish.
To obviate this impodiin-jnt to, at least,
ten times our present t ride and patron
age, we expect, as already ineutinned, to
be able, in the near future, to announce
to tbe country at large our ability u af
ford ample space for the full fruition
of our hopes a rt ittering reputation
amongst the ladies in tho most distant
portions of Tennessee. Mississippi, Ar
kansas, Alabama, snath Ct- .:"... (ieor
gia, in fact, everywhere Ihiiiagjsinl the
land, as well as at home. Having iy this
time rally
ESTABLISHED 0U3 INTENTIONS,
Nothing now remains bnt our efforts to
ward their realization. To this end, we
beg to call your attention to the following
" lxt of inducement " which we hive pro
pared for your inspection, sail which wo
intend to stand out with a prominence
pertaining to this house alone. Should
you want any article in Dry Croods while
in Memphis, or should you wish to ascer
tain what house in the city you consid
ered best merited an order on your return
home, you will be perfectly sab in read
ing the subjoined, carefully. They
ARE INCONTROVERTIBLE FACTS.
And, in reading them over, y.u are eor-
iially invited to test their forca oi merit.
In order to rentier them quite conspicu
ous, we have caused them to be beaded
ATTRACTIONS TO STRANGERS
For this Weak I
We have opened the fresh
line of
ms Goods in the city,"
We have opened the most elegint
Embroidered Grenadines in Meiunhi. '
" We have opened tho chespest Black
Hernsni Grenadine this -i .) XT-
York.
Wu are oneuina the n. . .-:
sort men t of Japanese Poplins of ihia
season."
"We snail open, on to-morrow, the cel
ebrated 'Lisle Thread Poplins.' 'or sm" "
"Our stock of Lenos aud Balzorinea
cannot be spproached In point of style."
" We have opened our fresh Linen
Lawn stock for the coming week."
" rVe are opening large invoices of print
ed Lswns and tine Ginghams.''
" We always keep confined styles in
Prints from the very best manufactures.'
" Our stock of Marseilles aud Piques
the best selected iu Memphis."
" In Parasols and Fans. w stand head
and shoulders over all cs."
" We will open at 10 am. to-morrow,
our late immense arrivals nf Hosiery. '
" Ladies' and misses Hose, extra
lengths; gents' Half-Hose, full British. '
We make the following assertion,
WITHOUT FEAR OF CCN TRAOICTlOII.
That no house in the city of Memphis
will sell you tbe sbove eniiiu-tnted goods
as low as we will, and not deviate from
the price named, as it is an already well
established faot that we sell cheap. Wo
never have occasion to ask two prices.
Inasmuch as ladies see at a glance that w
mean business and fair deal i nr. Indeed
everyday, visitors are often ami-zed st
the numbers shopping all day long.
When strangers come in, however, they
will be rather inclined t.i associate the
term "bee-hive" with a hmmai where
euerybody is mope than busy, yet where
the whole machinery works as smoothly
and unseen as the mechanism of a clock.
STRANGERS ARE GENERALLY ABSORBED
As a matter of course, in the contempla
tion ot any thing new or exciting to them.
In this connection it may not lie amiss to
caution ladies having children with them
while shopping, to keep a strict watch
over tbem, as it not unfreouenilv hap
pens, at our Dress Goods counter, partic
ularly, that a lady may become so unde
cided between two or more dresa patterns
as to wean away her thoughts from es-ery-thing
but that of her immediate contem
plation, and the little thing may either
wander through the crowd and get lust,
or tall asleep on the couuter and soon get
covered over with goods in tbe great con
fusion incidental to six or seven salesmeii
waiting on two or three ladies alttime
and ruling np tbe counters with summer
fabrics. Lest this may appear ttm ridicu
lous for consideration we shall
ILLUSTRATE A CASE IN POINT
that occurred a few days ago. A lady
she had missed her child. The storv
literally jammed at the time, ai1( one ,
the salesmen, construing her '.oss as ap
plying to a fan, parasol or other small ar
ticle, politely said: " Do noi be nneasv
madam. Should we tltuiU in arranging
the stock to-night, we shall send it bonis
in the morning." Pretty cool? This
gentleman was st once detailed to expa-
sow on o( y iiu launrta.
City ladies know well to what house
these attractions apply. Aa strmwers are
not supposed to know, we take great
pleasure in introducing them where thev
will Ha .. t , ,
- can again, and that nlaa-i
certainty, ia
COLL S, 2G7 Mai. Sirset,
Opposite Court Square,

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