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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-THUESDAY. J VNUAKY "23, 1873.
1EMPBS AFPKAL THl KMUY MOKMKtt, JA.H. W, 1W. THE COTTOH TAX. The ieopleof the South, who were y. i.v unjustly taxed on their cottou dur ing the war, are getting tirei and imp Uent of the tit-lays to which they are Milyected ly Congress in the matter of i.iiin.lmir that tax. Hill after hill has ktm introduced" anil jiaswed to the Com- itiittre f Ways and Means, hut none luivi'. far, leoeivetl indorsement. On Monday last the follow ing hill was pre pared as a compromise, emhracing all iln f.'inis ,,f Un previous ones to whieh oi.oosinir parties had HNti It will be presented ly Mr. Perce. It pro- v-i.l... f.ir m rititlltlnn of the tax inl- nos,s after the tweutv-fourth of June on or.,1 f,r Commission of (hret ieron, to le appointed by the I "i evident aud confirmed by the beuate with ismer to examine, hear and deter mil..- all . hiiius, ami to direct payment of the same to the iK-rsous legally en title! thereto. Tlie most imiortant change is one made to section first, pro rktinjc that the said restitution shall he nia.lc lo the prty who actually i.ii.l :he Lax. whether paid by the irtv himself, his agents or attorneys s.-ii,n fourth provides that the I'onniiisaiou shall have power to call on anv officers, of the Cioverumtu' for lK.W--naiers. aud lroot uudei their control eouoeruing said taxes. When the ..rieiual Collector's receipts for tax-moneys and hooks can not be pro duced, nor certified.copies cau he had, or such tooks failed to show the payment of the tax claimed, the Commissioners niiv satisfy themselves by the testimony of sworn witnesses. To this section the il all directed the following i.ro- vWou to he added: Provided that such taualpti and entries and copies as aforesaid shall inure to the benefit of the producer, uuless it shall affirma tively appear that some other iiarty paid '.he said tax, ami has not been re paid liie same, w hich latter fact may be established by the books of the party who aid the tax. so far as to be prima evidence of the same. When such Lx.ks are lost or destroyed, secondary etrhfc-aae of their contents may he iutro toa L" This bill, we are glad to be able :) assure our readers, meets the ap proval of men of all parties, and will very likely pass both Houses and be come law the present session. Leading Senators are avowed in their expres sions of the justice of a measure that should have been passed last session. We beg to urge upon meiuiiers of Congress, not the justice or meri'- of this or any other refunding bill, bat that they should unite ou some mca-iire that will I fair and equitable, and liiatw ill aecompli-h the end had in liesnle- mat uie reiuuuiugoi wis cotton tax will simply be an act of just ice, i will bring to the South an amount of i: ucv that is at this time greatly ii.t-d.il, and that will prove a real God sen.! to a tax-ridden and sorely tried (ssiple. No matter what the terms, let u li.-ve the relief, centlemeu. (jive us bw k the louey unconstitutionally taken from us. all on for such amount as said delegates may in their judgment, after having canvassed the matter, deem necessary to carry the objift of this resolution into effect ; aud that said delegates, after having lieen so appointed, and hav ing so met, are hereby requested, and so far as our own delegates are con cerned, instructed, to remain in Wash ington until the fourth day of March next, if necessary, to urge and obtain Mi appropriation." We hope that wheu our Governor and Mayor are ad dressed upon this subject an immediate response will be had, ami delegates, rep resenting both Memphis and Tennessee, w ill be selected who will carry w ith them the weight of respectable and in fluential jiositious here at home. They Bhoiild be selected from our commercial clases, and I men interested in river navigation. MM AM) H1IPU1 WKEKLT. Harper's Weekly so-called Journal of Civilization, ou the fifth of October lasi. in the midst of the Presidential canvass, wheu it was busily engaged traducing Mr. (ireeley, aud misrepre senting and liteling the people of the South, thought it the projier thing to defend its fellow-iarUsans of the t 'abiuet ami others, in and out of Congress, from the statements and charges of MeCoini now U-iiig investigated by a coniinitte of Congress, and which have so far lieeu iroveu correct. It then said this in its leading editorial: l-..ug before this p iper is issued the explanation of Mr gaM SPIRIT. A 1.181. Hull (iull -The Ihm-uporls Clara ICoh Ibsob Foster Outdone bj Piney-Woods Boy without the Aid of Spirits. The Man with the Ked-Ilot Poker after Foster A Statement of Experi ences and Facts. Hon Intelligent People are bulled the Man of Roast Turkey and Champagne. J Mesmerism and a Mesmeric Tailor The Theory of Fester's Power A Child ish Business at Best. lakes Allies, 111 re- lo the allet : bribery by him of some ol llie m. nonoraoie puuii'j men in the couiiiiy. will be universally known. But it should tea-h every l-ouy tli. wnrlhlessucs- of such . barges against men who have lived for years in full nubile view witnout stain of any kind Mi Ames say.-: I ii. iw reiterate and rearlirm the staleiiieul w:iii tin- furtberdwlaratiou that I n.-vergave a i bare of stork ol ilial r any oilier company .1 ... -le or imltrectlv. to any lllrliilx r ..f ou Th- list of names given by Mo i .,,,,!, it. indorsed on my li ii.-r and published ivrittt-n liv liimseif.as he -tated wheu uu ,i. . h a! tiii- hearing m Pennsylvania. He hi!.! no autbnnly trum me tor making auy mi. . .lat.-m.-nt. M .-. Ames further says that all the leg bdal in in aid of the Pacific railroad, for whi h the bribes were said to have been m . - ll J giv.-n. occurred years ix-iore ineseaiiegeu transactions. What does the Journal of Virilization sav now, and wuv noes h not empio. tin aiming iieucil of Thomas Nast at five hundred dollars ier week to lash Ames and his fellow-rascals, as it did in tli- ise of the Tammany Hall villains? If the conductors of the Journal of Civil izaiion mean to 1 taken for ruthful ho; est- candid men, there is here an op- pornuity for them to show it by admit- tin- that thev were at least mistaken as to Ames, by scoring him aud his fel low-. AKTII L IHlll. 1. We had an (Exposition sometime ago. ! -.cess wa- due to the newspapers tiiat penetrated the country in all direc tions and told the people of wonders that might be seen, and of evideucesof progl -ss il lustra ted. Merchants deposit 4 a I iiin the walls of the building their .in . . -t specimens of goods and wares, :u 1 all sorts of catch-penny advertising doiinc were at once devised. Nev.s. pi. p. i- devoted to the business of extend ing I le trade to the city, lost thousands by in very existence of the Kxposition. .. - riser- thought it quite enough if ii :r naini- appeared in all the ''official papt and " authorized pHblications " in.-o nt to the 'show. The result was, that tut- press found it had created an agency for its own destruction, and lie ntauagcrs of the Exposition Bd its patrons were the giet patrons of t Ii.- rtful "dodgers." Now comes Mar.li Ciras with all its fun and devil tries. The Appeal expended in pajs r, ptin4 t 's ink aud in labor not less than live i. itidred dollars last year in giving mi " i and ir. perfecting this extrmordi nait -igu ol merriment and unrestrict ed j.-ility. Tlie devil himself, in all his ham idi shajien, wa- turned loose in Mem his for twenty-four hours through the intervention of tlie press. When in Is done, at the cost of uews-jasi- having circulation every wh.i. in this and adjoiuiug States, lie . . ..in i -s up an ''official programme" ale I Ivertiwr for Maid i Gras. It is to l- the only official organ of Mardi .; .- listributeil,'' as if newspapers win. -) organized and created tlie exhi bitiou would not appea: ou that day or could not print a programme. Those that create can destroy, and the press of M niptiis can smash any such institu tions as the which deiilratery rob and o. fraud tlie press. We hail a City and i lunty Fair. No sooner had the Appkai. expended in lalsir and money a tli.Misand or two dollars oh the scheme ami gathered the eople from all quail, is, liian enterprising gentlemen publi-iied a charming hair Record. it wa- a cheap thing, and cost nothing, ami p.-ople bought it for nothing, who kneu it wa worth nothing. Adver-r,-ii- Mere profited in nothing, and the Fair and its organ lap-ed lieautifully and property into nothingness. Eight thousand copies of the coming Mardi QtM .aud-bill are to be publishexl. Of course they are to 1 ciri-ulated "every wheie," and of course Stupid people haVeve and invest Uieir money. There are duiUes in Meniliis which . an give ea h day an audience of fifteen thou sand to say nothing of uewsjaer bor row ei - to the Mardi (iras managers: aud sim e the prci- lias i reated the insti tution, and spent a deal of mouey in promulgating its purismes, wonders and glories, the " dodger " business should lie deemeil im-iitlerable, ami the managers of the show should so a II- OI K KM I.MS '1 he Illinois legislature recently ia.-H i a resoljtiou rexpuestiug the Gov ernor uf that hlate to "call a convention to meet in the city of Washington, in the District oi Columbia, ou the tenth day ol February next, for the purjioneof peliti oiling, urging and pressing upon Congress the necessity, expediency and propriety of making an appropriation of an amount sufficient to improve and make navigable at all times, when not obstructed by ice, the great rivers of the Wi-i viz: the Mississippi, Missouri. On. i , ml Illinois; and that he address tin I . ideal of the Senate aud Speaker oi i ii- House of Representatives of the Le.-... lures, now iu session, of the State ,f .Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kan sas, Arkaiisa-, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ken taeky, Tennessee, Mississippi and ijouisuuia: and also the Mayor and OoBMaon Council of the cities of St Paul, 'hicag, Bl iiiK Nashville 7i-(!. tells how we fail- I to secure nine hundred tamilies from Hunirarv. It is a story with a mor al. It says: Thrafi hwri rolnniiatt"!! agents from Kin-one visited us receutlv on a tour of nroi .eetion. Thev represented alto- tbernine hundred families. One of the aueuts, who hailed from Hungary w..- tlie representative, alone, of seven hundred families, who had expressed a piei.-renoe to immigrate to lennessee He .le-ired a lsly of land containing tluitv thousand acres, and the advauce- me..'. of tweiitv thousand dollars to aid in the erection of a sufficient number of houses to accommodate the immigrants. until all would be domiciled in their ow n enarate dwellings. Butthelmmi- gran! Association, not having a plat of so Loire a liodv of land placed ill its hiimls for disposal, and not iieing pre psr-sl to advance twenty thousand dol lar-, the agent was compelled to go to Kansas, where aH agency advanced fifty tin-.-and dollais toward the erection of ten i- irarv home-, until U-tter ones coui. i I secured. Y hereupon our coteiupoiary seusibly ren irks: "It will thus !e seen that there are three requisites necessary to the i. radical encouragement of immi- gia'n.u to this State. We must first have an elalsirate description and the tats of la:id which are to lie sold; sec ondly . we must have asulti. tent number of houses or temporary homes prepared for them, that they may not tie subject to the weather, or Ik- compelled to pay a hit ii rate of board, an expense w hich, at th" time, they would lie unable to bear: thirdly, enougn money should be ad vanced to start them in their new sphere of life.-' t.KAM ha- had enough of iuterler euce iu State matters. His Louisiana blunder or crime has sickened him of tli i! busiuess. On Monday last he and Ati -riiey-tieuerai Williams were both interviewed by parties from Alabama, relative to the legislative muddle iu tint Stale. It was represented that the plan suggested by the Attoruey-Cieueral had utile. t to accomplish any successful re sults: that the legislative factious still k pi aloof, and set up claims to inde pendent and executive sovereignty, and tli Ml the busitie-- interests of the State were suffering greatly in consequence of the want of proiier legislation. The Pre-nleut, after listening to the state ment.-, referred the parties to the Attor ney -(General. The latter official also gave tne parties tlie oenenl ol a liear- ug. and then simply told them that the Government had taken all the action it could iu the matter, aud that unless something transpired to threaten a local conlhct nothing further from that quar ter could be exected. How much bet ter bad tin- leen done w ith Louisiana also. An effort was made to smother the fraii i- practiced upon the public by Phelps, Dodge 4 Co., of New York, wlin in-- charged with evading duties to the amount of a million and a quarter dollar-. It apjears that they ottered to compound the felony for two hun dred and fifty thousand dollars, and thai the revenue officer- of New York actually took this offer under advise ment This, we are trial to ay, has been rejected, and this pious Arm, the menilrs of which have tieeu conspicu ous a- philanthropists aud religiouist- will likely le made to jiay to the utter-mo-i farthing, Is- disgrac.sl and sent to the penitentiary. The New York Sun, in it- article published on Monday, as set I- that this firm ha- carried ou its dish-mest operation- by mean- of false invoices; that the-,- invoices were in ten.l. d to lie destroyed as soon as they had served their purpose, but that many of them have lieen pieserved aud are now iu the hands of the Federal authorities. Kditoks Appeat. As you have oiened your columns to the discussion of the " so-called " " unnatural manifesta tions " produced by one Foster, lately, in this city, permit an old subscriber to tare ht sa.i. When I was a little school-boy - and 1 w ish you to understand, Messrs. Editors, that I am no xpriuy thicken), attending school iu a little country village in the middle portion of this State, there came along a ''traveting inetmrrixt." Of course the whole town (men, women and chil dren were on iheir In ad. Every' sehool boy raked up his quarter, and the old tones went down into their greasy fobs, and out came the good old-fashioned silver half-dollar. The show took place in tlie little old time-honored Odd Fel lows Hall. The house was Jamtnrd. A half-dozen of my little schoolmates and two or three of the old wise heads of the village were placed upon the stage. The operator set to work aud uot w ithstanding the sneers and quiet laughs in the audience; iu less than no time the w hole party was mesmerized. There Was no humbug about tlie matter the thing w as done before their very eyes. An eminent Judge, who resided near this village, was called upon the stage. He -aid tooueof tlie littleboys, "Where are e now?" The boy shook as with an ague, his knees trembled and hi teeth chattered as he exclaimed, "Oh! this place is very cold: I am freezing: take me to the hre: lu a moment his manner changed, the chill went off, and he exclaimed, "Oh. how warm and pleasant this room is. I feel so good." The Judge after ward explained that he had at first re called to his mind a cold hall iu his resi deuce a few ni lies rrom town during a snowstorm, and afterward had conduct ed the little boy mentallv into his ieu chamlier, which was well wanned by a blazing log-fire. The Judge then asked the child to tell him the name of a departed relative, I w in. had died long before this lioy was born;; without the least hesitancy he called the name of the Judge s aunt He . ilso described her. The Judge pro- nouueed his description perfect, and sta ted that he had mentally recalled these things as the boy had descrilied them There was in this quiet little village a tailor, with huge aldermanic paunch rood-uaturedaud jolly. Hewas perfectly carried away with mesmerism, and strange to say, turned out to be a verita ble iiicsnierizer. He neglected his tail ors' beuch which brought his children bread, and spent all his time mesmeriz inrr i.vs around the village taverns, and had 1 use the modern phrase regular i viuc-t at ins uouse at mgnt. tie could do all the showman ould. The thing wa- a seven days' wonder iu the village. and dually became so common that the villagers ceased even to speak of it. From that day 'thirty years ago. I hBve fi.nn time to time, until the present day, seen tnese experiments successlullv per formed by various persons, both upou grown people and children, and I pre sume that there are many thousands of the readers of the Appkai, who have seen tne same. 1 nder these circumstances, is it not a tl!e strange, and certainly amusiug. thai at this late day a " traveling trick ster and wiue-gu..iiug mouutebank h aid swoop ilowu upon us from New York, aud successfully palm ott' upon tbejieople these old stale experiments a- - niiething new. I was not a little amused a few days sin. e hv Uie recital oi an old gent w tio, with six companions, had come all the wav troui a ueighlionng town to hear thi- huge destrover of roast turkey and Champagne for I understand that a nai: ol the former and live bottles ot the latter is his allowance ;er dieraiopen his mouth of wisdom. Oid gent asked Mr. Foster how a certain old woman of his town hail died. Foster then put his hands, the whites oi hi- "ig eyes walled up like a dying ealt. his 1'ir paw- -Ii.kik, In- knees sic k, his big feet he wears number touut-eu- shook in fact Mr. Foster shiM.k all over, as he cried" Mv God, see an old woman murdered with a hatchet." Oh. shades of the mightv actors, Mc- Cready aud Forrest! could you have burst the londs of death, and stood in thai room, would you not have been dumb-founded with astonishment to see this trickster " taking in the five-dollar noti-outof the wet," and pulling the wool over the eyes of the " greenies," bv thiowiug up his big paws and shuttling bis number fourteens under the table? Old gent theuasked Foster where this woman s son was when she was mur dered. Her sou, he answered, was at Sundav- school. This was a regular rtunner to old geut. The old woman had been murdered by a hatchet while her son was at Suuday- Scllitol. ol geut had this question already d dried and hrinlv impressed uihju his mind liefore he went to Foster's room, and, Foster I -cine in a mesmeric state, the impressions or thoughts of old gent were conveyed to Foster, even before old geut bad opened his lips. lhen Mr. roster called up a departed friend of old gent, aud departed told old gent he was "d d happy. Old gent was jierfectly delighted to hear old friend was "d d happy." then Mr. roster said to old geut that hi- deiiarted friend said in eight years nld gent i would be in the -pirit land with mm. Tins was rather a cooler ou Id geut, but he bliukeit and said in eight years he would lie ready. .Now, Mr. Kditoi, 1 submit was it not iytMajf and very smart iu Mr. Foster to shake his big fist aud hands, and wall up the whites of his eyes, and tell old gent his friend was "d d happy," liack of another chair (It must be a stoat chair which supports those number four teens i, with a fifty-oent cigar iu his mouth 1 1 understand he smokes nothing less than fifty-centers since he came South), he will soliloquize thus: "Oh: beautiful Southern land! Oh, laud of orange groves and flowers, thou art mix named'. I have traveled through your flowery fields; 1 have rested in your pleasant cities; I have eaten hugely of your roast turkey, and drank copiously of your sparkling champagne; your "greenies" have flocked to me by the thousand, and filled my capacious pock ets with their five-dollar bills; vea. thev have given to me of their gold scrip tural measure, 'pressed down, heaped up, and running over.' In exchange, 1 have dished out to them some old stale experiment- in mesmerism, mixed with a little sleight-of-hand, and told some ftinny stories about their old grandpas and grandmas, who pegged out before I was "born. Oh, beauurul land! now, henceforth, and forever, I baptize you thi 'find of greenhorntV' I understand, Messrs. Editors, that our city is terribly in debt; that all kinds of shows are heavily taxed; that the poor merchant and banker are taxed until they are ready to exclaim: "Enough Tor we will fly to some more favored city where the tax-gatherer tak eth not all the little that we make. I would like to ask you a question. Did our worthy Mayor send to this moun tebank, wlio opened his littleshow right ini'ler tlie very nose of "his honor," iaiid took in one day orer four hundred dollar aud say to him, "My worthy Foster, our city is very much iu debt. I have exhausted all my tremendous (htnXltntf ability. I have raided the poor gamblers until they have nearly all gone into the consumption, puffing aw ay at a fire-cent cigar, because they have not the money to buy a good one for f n rents. Our poor police have not been paid for tiro months. They are worthy men and many of their fami Bet ace iu distress. Besides, Mr. Foster. I must have my little four hundred and sixteen per month. I can't do without it. Now fork us over a couple of hun dred slugs out of the proceeds of your litth show and go on your way rejoic ing." I say, Messrs. Editors, did he sjieak this to this mountebank, or did he permit him to snap his fingers in the face of the tax-gatherer and depart for other fields ef glory with well-filled pockets. Y'ou see, Messrs. Editors, 1 am not discussing spiritualism. I have not once used the word. I have nothing to do with it. 1 sim ply desire to call the attention of the people to a traveling trickster and wine-bibber, who is now scouring the Southern country, charging people five dollars each for what? For reproduc ing some old stale experiments in mes merism which have "played out" thirty years ago, and for telli' g them some little stories about their grand-dads and mams which might, perhaps, amuse the little children, that is provided they were of very tenderyears, not exceeding ten at fartherer't. These little stories, if printed and bound, would make a very pretty little volume to go side by side with Little L'd Hiding Hood, Puts in Boots, or Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. have no objection to other people believing that they cau return to earth after death to see their friends. I hold that every man has a right to lielieve what he pleases, they can even assert that Johnny Johnson is a financier, or that the moon is made ot green clieese, and I shall not say nay. My own belief is that under takers make no shrouds with holes iu them, out of which dead men creep; that wheu thev place you iu one of those elegant caskets, turu down the screws, and liear yon gently out to Elmwood: that there you w ill remaiu "with the pate steeiiers in the dust" until the great Archangel's tiunip, at the last day, shall call upon the eartn and sea to give up tneir ueau KEI) Hi IT POKKIt. I work of disembodied spirits: And the I learned aud philosophical "Investigator" I would doubtless call upon me through the Avalanche, to-explaiu upou "scien tific principles" the modim operand of these "manifestations;" or, if unable to do so, admit that my Bible is false and necromancy, not a mere pieteusiou, but an established fact! Sapient "In vestigator," of the Avalanche this gawky lioy will leach one as dull as yourself to jierform this feat for the same sum you paid Foster, if, indeed, you are not Foster. i. K. okavkh. Itoelielle Place, Mississippi, January Is, is?.'. IMM SI RIAL. Another PleafoMlip ludnslrial Congress lo lie Held in Memphis iu Maj. I.n another column we publish a com municatiou, sigued "Cotton," upou the subject of the industrial t ongrees, which it is proposed shall meet here iu May uext. We invite the earnest attention of our readers to this document, aud hop. the Chamber of ( Vminieice aud the Mechanics' Association, at their next meetings, will take pr.-per steps to cany out the suggestions it contains, or, at least, give an expression of opinion up-i i it oue way or the other. 0 this page, to-day, we publish two communications on "Spiritism," one of them from the peu of lie v. Dr. Graves. We will publish another from "Com mon Sense" to-morrow, and then, we Louis, Cairo, Louis-. hope, the subject will be dropjied, uuless ville, Cincinnati. vheehug, Memphis I our corresHudeiits cau give us s,, me ant! New Orleans, requesting them and i thing new and more detiuite, aud con each "f them, to select and appoint dele- flue themselves rigidly to thirty aud not gati io meet with ours, hereinafter ap poiiiied, inaid city on the day abovt-lUUnt-.l, so that they, by a united and oouv. ::i'.od action, may urge iqiou obtain from Congress an appropn- more ihan forty lines. We canuot af ford io give so much a-e every day to any one subject, and have again to re mind mil friends that "brevity is the oului wit." I KOM PR. GKAVKS. Fiii roKS Appeal As Memphis is uo little excited at this present time over the recent exposure ot rosters sr-ints, anot her short chapter ef modern wou- lers, that would, with Messrs. 1-oster, Mansfield i' t 'o. s followers, pass current as imdnul I spirit manifestations, if onlv da:.- J as such by the performer- might not be wholly uninteresting or unprofitable to your readers. In the prosecution of mv "field-work in tiii- part of Mississippi, I have fallen upon information that you may rely un as authentic, concerning "a new wonder" that has appeared iu Amite county, near Liberty, Mississippi, iu the person of a "Piney woods boy," some tw enty years or age, named JBoswick, uneducated and unsophisticated, born and grown in the backwoods of the Peari river country untraveled beyond "the usual line Uiat girds him round,'' to iearu the ways that are dark and the art- that are slick. This youth. unblessed w ith the instruction of "mas ter artists," can execute to perfection the wonderful "tying trick" performed bv the Davenport brothers, and Miss- Clara Kobinsou iu your city, to the im mense gratification of the large family of confirmed spiritists, and the conver sion of hundreds of the credulous to the faith delivered by the Fox girls, and confirmed unto them by Davis, and Hare, Foster, and Mansfield, Clara Rob inson aud Dr. S. Watson, of nobler name than they. This Youth, a large, big-jointed hard working fellow, will allow himself to be tied with a coil ol small cord, in any conceivable manner, iu a thousand knots, until he is enwrapped in a per fect net-work of rope and kuots, and around his neck so tightly as almost to prevent his breathing, and then around his wrists and the arms extended, stretched, and the ends of the rope fastened to staple- In opposite sides of the room. No mortal ingenuity with a rope could tie a man more securely, and apparently more helplessly. The hands being thus tied aud fastened apart, and yet iu a few seconds he will lie found standing free, and the network of rope without a knot uutied : He says he would offer a thou sand dollars if he had it, that uo man can tie him so that he could not free himself in half the time it took to tie him, aud not untie a knot: He does not require a " cabiuet or dark closet, as the Davenports and Miss Kobinsou do, but he does it in broad daylight. They claim that they do it only by the aid of spirits from the other world, and it is regarded by the whole spiritual family as proof stronger than demonstration of Holy Writ, that spirits do communicate with and assist mortals; but this piuey woods toy does it without the assistance of spirits, and iu the light, and before the eyes of men ; aud the point is, he "turns an honest penny" by teaching others to perform the trick for five dol lars a head, and these scholars can do it like their master ! If it is a trick a sleight-of-hand art of French leger demain with this untutored lxy, is it not also with the above parties ? And is it not sufficient to bring a blush to the cheek of Memphians to know that hundreds, if not thousands, of our fellow-citi.en-. and among these not a few of our professional and intelligent men, will believe the trick of spiritual mediums, public show masters and mi tresses to be demonstrative proof that the Word of thai is a fable? We are forced to recall the words of the play: - Hull -tun. tmnd full, Hold la-i all ! lve you.'' It seems that all the tricks that expert " medium- " choose to put upon a por tion of our eoinuiuuity for " spirit mani festations," are field fast, so that the distinguished compliment (?i jaid Mem phis by Oeorge Francis Train, who was lionized by it, is not altogether uuappli cable : " It is the place I have been kaikiug for all my life; the i- ry paradise of gutters." ' Hut he does auotber wonder that " beats" Foster's piuk letters. He will, for a rut' -noble consideration, allow auy cue to thrust a knife through his arm or "wiist, and after examining the blade upou each side until satisfied that it is rmUg through the jtvsh. draw it out without a drop of blood flowing, or lite least sign of cut or mark whatever. What say the Hull-gulled to this? What medium ever eqtianeu mis uianiiesia Mob? Pink letters are nowhere. Nor i has the half yet beeu told. He will al low any oue to load a pistol with a market! ball, aud come within a few feet of him aud discharge it at his head, and I iu e erv instance he will receive tne ban iu his mouth, aud come and spit it into Bruce. Let him then ask Mr. foster vour hand the identical ball: What what his name, how ruanv brothers he I will these win. "wonder" after the tricks has. and their uan.i-. Ml. r-ostel will -f Foster & Co. sav to these things? answer that his name is Robert Bruce, .should he come to our devoted city and and that he has three brothel and I perforin these and many other wonder that their names are Charles, James fill exploits, quite a- wonderful, as a eel-1 and Peter. When Mr. Foster ebrated "test-medium," he would draw returns to his sumptuous apartments iu (Jree.ilaw's Operahouse full from the New York (that is, if the devil does not pit to the topmost tier, and heor his fel claim his ow n liefor.-Jthat time), as he low showmen would be justified by the repose Injure a comfortable lire, with "siRriltunV hi challenging the entire his huge back renting in his rocking-1 clergy of Mcuiphi-, and Ihe editoi nf the chair, wrapped in his elegant silk dress- ffnprw in particular, to a wick's discus iug-fcowu, with his feet propped ou the siou, to disprove that il was not the1 and that he would te dead iu eight year- . i hen old geut, in his enthusiasm over the great "roast-turkey-eater aud champagne-guzzler," exclaimed: "And Fos ter tohlme of what di-ea.se my mother died, and I never knew lielore of what di-ea-e mv mother did die." 1 ventured mildly to ask : "If you did not know letore of what disease your mother died, and have no other evidence save Mr. Fo-ter's say so, how do you know that Mr Foster's information is correct?'' 1'his was a xtuuner to old geut. "I'pon ii- -oul lie had never thought of that liefore." "Auy how, it was all miqhty funny, and he thought he'd got hi- live dollars' worth." Th.- truth of the whole matter is that Mr. Foster is nothing more nor less than a mesmerist, and tne thoughts of those hi- presence are conveyed to his iuiud readily, just as they would be, aud just as 1 have often seen them con- eyed to tne minds ui ten-year-old chil dren under mesmeric influence. His trick of writing in red liquid upon hand is nothing more tliau a lug- gler's trick, aud not near so clever as man which Anderson and the Haulou brothel's perform. Any one who wishes to prove Foster's powerscau do it iu two ways. First, by Dr. Graves's test, by getting some one else to write uhju the slips of paper ques tioiis which they (the party who carries it to Foster - does not know. As the questions arc not kuowu to or impressed upou the minds of those who carry them to Foster they couuot lit con veyed to Foster's mind, aud he cannot answer a single one ot them. Second---Let any one who has perfect control over his mind, whose name is say, John Browu, and who has say two brothers named William Browu" aud Samuel Brown. Let this person firmly impress and keep fixed upon his mind (during his stay in Foster's room) the impression that his name is Kobert Bruce, aud that he has thret. brotliers, whose name are Chaiie- James and Peter hi Will the Press ami Public and the Cilj Authorities Take Hold ! The Country Looks to Us. EuiToirs Appeal Tlie planting, manufacturing and commercial inter ests of the South and West will ever ap- i plaud your continued efforts to promote ! their welfare. Whenever a movement is made to establish manufactories, to advance agriculture, to build railroads, or to develop the resources of the -Mississippi valley, there your cheering and hopeful voice is heard. The assemblage of an Industrial Cougressin Memphisat an early day, composed of delegates rep resenting every interest and every section of the Union, has in spired the people of the coun try with high hopes that fraternal feelings are about to be restored by the simple plan of bringing the men of the plow, toon and anvil into friendly co operation. The cotton representatives will go into this deliberative body conscious that they speak for oue industry that control'-, to a great extent, the trade and exchanges among uatious. They feel, however, the great need of capital and labor. They wish to convince the North and West that our interests are identi cal. The East aud North remembers that they have taken for manufacturing pur poses six hundred millions of dollars' worth of cotton since the war. They know, also, that we are the best of cus tomers, buying liberally everything tliey Invent and manufacture. Coming, then, into this friendly council, they will nat urally wish to get the most accurate in formation of our wants and the advan tages we can give to their bold and energetic sons. Capitalists, ever cau tk us, will be seeking that knowledge e.-- utial to a prudent investment of their means. The West feeding the South and Ea-t -, young, vigorous and progressive, desires," above all things, that the family of the Union should hereafter live iu pea.-e. The West sees, with pride, the growing weattn ot tne rjist, dui ner eye detects iu the valley of the Mississippi the fields of her greatest harvests. So American, then, can contemplate such a convention with indifference. The talent, ability and patriotism thus convened; its members animated with the laudable desire to make the People united and the Union stronger and more powerful, may be eventful of con-eimences the most memorable in our history. It will take place at a time when parti.au tires have died out, wheu the masses of the people are look ing to their firesidesauil homes, anxious to "learn the way to individual comfort and wealth. It can and must Is? inade permanent with committees who will be able to give information to every section of inestimable value. Haviug the county's good as its platform, with men to direct i's movements capable of rising supenor to party or sectional feel ings, who can calculate the extent or value of its influence. The commercial men of the county have ever been extinguished for their comprehension and liberal views. Your Chamber of Commerce will doubtless give the convention every encourage ment. Its late President, Colonel Piuson, in his farewell address, displayed a thor ough comprehension of the city's wants ami the absolute necessity of construct ing those lines of railway that must make Memphis second to no city in the West. Napoleon Hill, his successor, firm and decisive, full of energy, alive to the great interests of Memphis and the people, will bring to auy council a mind clear, and views, thougli liberal, nf the most practical character. It is the practical, commou-seuse views of merchants like these, from every section, we want to hear in con sult iliou with the planters aud manu ln pre. The South at least has every thing rain by an examination of our wants and a proper direction of the pub lic mind. The North and West will re spond by sending their best and most su'i-taiilial men. They know there the value of co-operation and unity of ac tion. But there are some who will say that these conventions are of but little value: that all will end iu talk. They are of that class who never iielieved m railroad-; never considered Fulton, Whit ney or Morse as of any benefit to man kind. They actually abhor the word "Progress." Now, we must move on ward and upward. Heaven has given bountifully to this beautiful laud of ours. It was iu this same latitude and climate where flourished the greatest nations of integrity. We, as a people, are want ing in some of the elements of great ness. Can it, then, he possible that because the flag of the South went down in battle, we cannot feel that we are the peers of auy people, even iu this brilliant age? Away with such thoughts: Let every oue feel the value of individual action, take no counsel of our doubts anil fears, but ever forward, and we will make ourselves worthy of our rich inheritance. It has been too much the habit of our native sous to question the ability of the South to do this or that When great enterprises aresuggested; henceforward, let us believe that we can accomplish all that cau be demanded of human hands and brains. Let us teach our sons and daughters never to forget the words of the gated Hugh S. iiegare, o! ssoutli Ca rolina, when told by some Northeri. man that South Carolina could not com pare with her .Northern sisters in strength. He proudiy pointed to his own massive brow, and said, "Here is the strength of South Carolina." Let us labor daily to diflhse information, and to inspire our youth with eouhdeuejiu themselves, to make the country all that was ever expected by our long list it distinguished and uuequaled states men. CORDS, GROCERS. REMOVAL. R06AN, SELDEN & GO. WHOLESALE GROCERS COTTON FACTORS And Dealers Id Foreign and Uoinesth- Liquors, Idbaet-o, Cigars, Etc., MM FRO.1T ST., : MEMPHIS. HAVING MOVED TO OL'K NKW" .STORK house. No, Kroui street, u n I, mu en larged facilities and Increased stock, we are prepared to offer u oar frleu.ls and customers special lndiicement,both in quality and price. Our l oilon-sheil is npjl-clanH, with lowest rares of insurance; and all Cotton .-niMued to us will receive oar special attention. deiiUs ROWAN, HKUliEN CO. DRY GOODS. COTTON FACTORS. IMMENSE REDUCTION I "JSSi SWEEPING REDUCTION!' COTTON FACTORS 'oniiiii.H.sion Jleivhunt 10 Jefferson Street. G. A. ECKERLY, WHOLESALE GROCER -AND- COMMISSION MERCHANT, 338 Front, cor. Union St., Momplii. Tonn. HAH just received a full anil well assorted stock of both Imported and UomeMic Ui-ocerle--, etc., viz : 373 bo tea Pulsing. SotMl rwtm Cnuafil Kralia. I20i rn-es l.iinf.1 Ftb Dad Veicrlalilev. 2TM -.---. Jellies ami Preserve, .list) boxes Cbeeae. .-.., pasa.Vew Miwkerel and Hiiile Flail 3t0 iili. I!..! !..n.l He.-niir-. In. iioi in m no Knaalan ftarrilaea. 30 bbl. and hair bbla. Plrklea. M bbl. and hair bbla. larouf. 1.10 writs Almonds. Brazil Filberts .mil Pecans. 7S buckets anil h.nir Mils. Mince Seat. 23 boxes Break ta! baron. SO tierces Hams. 73 bins. Hominy. Writs and Is. an. 10O krjca spiced Pigsfeet. N- Turkish Prnnes, Currants. Citron, Files, llried Cherries. Teas, I oflTees, an tr.w and every article la nl line, of Icred low. oc27 EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTION ! jTitiia Block, opj. Commercial Uutel HI UHHIS TF. .1 FAMr.K. REMOVAL. ijsjt DRY GOODS! DRY GOODS! STRATTON & WE1LF0ED, COTTON FACTORS - AND - u.w t. r.i-.Mi. vti' r r. i Aiu rni Arrini t r,r.AA 8and 10 Court St., IV I I I IMf L. Iml V I LIR JT. LUIIW D. LUffL.llOII-.il SX DnUO. s WE Oat OW 0 THE EVE Ol OIK ANNUAL STOCK TAKING We are vrivin our Patrons pecial Bargains in House Furnishing Goods ! D. H. TOWNSEND. Cotton r'acii-r AS .J HEMKVL XEKtHAYl. U.Vs removed to Sa. FBI J XT Mre-t where be will be pleased to -ee ar I friends Aod customers. H. W. FARLEY RAILROADS. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD. SCHEDULE : Express Train leaves dally, Sundays excepted 3Mua.iu Mail Train leaves daily ;:Wp.m Bii.wnaville accommodation leaves dally, Sundays excepted 1:10 p. m MTNo change of cars by this line lor Lou: ville, St. l4ui.H or Nashville. Pullman Palace sleep! ug-carbou all night trains. W For Tickets or intormatlon apply at Ticket Office, o. 287 1-2 Main Street. JOHN T. KLYNN, Snp t Memphis Wv. Janes si-kkp. Ticket Agent. Jain Sol'THISN KA1LWAV BKVUKITY COHI-ASY,) Lessee Menrphi and C harleston R. R., V Memphis, Teun., October , 1ST1!. J MEMPHIS & CHARLESTON R. R. CHANGE OF TIME COMMENCINO Tuesday, October 29, 1872. TRAINS WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS: Mail Train leaves Memphis. U:50a.m Mall Train arrives at Memphis. 105U a.ra Express Train leaves Memphis 5:00 a.m Express Traiu aaiives at Memphis 11 :4o p.m Junction Aoc leaves Memphis 6:0V p.m J unction Acc. arrives at Memphis M p.m Soniervllle Acc. leaves Memphis. 4:46p.m Soinei ville Acc. arrives at Memphis.. t:30 a.m Making close connection at Grand Junc tion, fortoth, Decatur au.l Chattanooga for all points South, North and East. 7jj miles shorter u Chattanooga, East Ten hi uirr Georgia and the seaboard cities than via Nashville. Quick time and close couneo-lior-s io Na-hvllle. Ticket Office, 'S7H Mum -.1., and at Depot. ocJIO W.J. ROMS, Supt Went DIvUIor . REMOVAL. WASH S. TAYLOR. W. L. RADFORD W. E. McUCIRE. TA YLOR, RADFORD & CO. Cotton Factors AND C1ENEXAI. UOAUSSION MERCHANTS, HAVE REMOVED TO 389 FRONT STREET, Corner of fciajoso, : Memphis, Tcmi " Liisrral advances made ou iutton."n Also, Manufacturers' Agents, of Baiter's Steani Engine, ItrooUV Cotton Prens, ui-3 dAW ami V in -hip's I. in BLANKETS, QUILTS AND AXiSO, in Black and Colored Silks! COTTON FACTOR COVERLETS ,n,m,'on fwai PROFESSIONAL. IR. S. I ( ITLEB, DENTIST. Ottlt-c 21 Jlalitsl..rmr. Adams, ap-stairs mv Charges n-asonable. noUU 132 P P. 0. Box 3909, 1 Street, : NEW TURK. ACAS 4T CSPRECEDESTEDLV LOW PRICE. PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS GOODS IMMENSELY REDUCED. FURS, FURS, FURS! Can now be purchased ol us, in evuy tartety.at LOWER 'RICES than these sood han eer been offered before ! H. W. FARLEY, dale of Sew Orleans. Ijuj JAMES A KAKLE . ") V. O. BALDWIN. , SFECIAi. of Montgomery. Alabama.) CTONSIGNMENTS of Cotton snUdteo. Or J ders for purchase and sale contracts for future delivery promptly executed. u?tirn so at Sew Orleans by Meaws. Farli-y. Bright CB Montgomery, Ala., oy E. H. Morrison a OBl Memphis, Tenn by Wm. Bowie? St Son. WE BOWaJES & SON. ia lil.u k. 1. i.iphlv au.ru voBXEtir. H. D. DEL. WALTER COLEMAN, ATTORN E Y-AT-LA YV, OKKiL-i AND RK$III-:S.'r: JH'SKOt HI RRKT. rnnrCT of Second. ilr JSO. W. TIiOMP:ON JNO. V, .T.T-WLKNEa THOMPSON A. FALKNER, ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW, Ripley, Mississippi. ci FECIAL and prompt attention given to 1 -'otlevilons iu Tippah and adjoining oo.mties. lleler to Colonel K. A. Pinson, Colonel T.B U. ird. soutbworth. Thayer A Co.. Memphis U. F. M. TURN EK. W. L. M TURNER & DUFF, ATTORNEYS -AT-LAW Office No. $9 Madison Street, MEMPHIS, : TENNESSEE. WILL practice m tlie various courts held iu the city ol Memphis. Special atten tion will be (riven to the crimiual practjga. CLOAKS, SHAWLS, HOSIERY & UNDERWEAR GREATLY REDUCED ! RALPH W0K1ELEY A. CO., COTTON FACTORS AU COMMISSION MEiilHAYI.-s ! xo. o i.viN srraexrr. .i.n-r happy to sec all of oar friends, many of whor WE W0rM CALL SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR MAGNIFICENT LINE OF tMBROIDEMES Which we arc now selliug at Extremely Low Trices. KALI'il WOKWKLEY IV DISSOLUTION. rrH L Ann oi Imr X tllwolveU by mi anl :uaiues all in Howard Jt B 1:11-51 1 a sh.xw A o. aiao. 1 H'ti le ail btwinesH na:n .1 tii ni. January ii. ii7. U. C. H W A RD. ft. J. littAl'HHAW B. Loweiistein & Brothers..' Gr. C HOWARD . COTTON FACTOR I COMMISSION MEKTHANT, JM From Street. Memplii- and 3-44: 3Iaiu Street, Cor. ifeflersou. FREEMAN RANDOLPH ATTORNEY AT-LAW, NARDI8, HISSISKirn. mm- ku-m iii K.-.I ps. t ixer A Pinson. Jl.uMi-Hchaiu. RootesACo iyM HARDWARE. M KSrHH DKPOT F THL Hjwkert Manufacturi'g Company's llarbleired, Enameled and P:iin I ISO j "Tlie busiue.ito will be co own nccount. 1 boMbH cons I prorata my bent eiTorta in b who .avor me with tneir biudn U W V PIANOS. ,-ARD. WEBER PIANOS! -r. HAVK SECURED THE AGENCY OK f this ucrivaied Piano, and can now A- CAHD. yq Buinen in th connirv re M A IV 1 . HI offer inducements, so far as the n;r J--M-m' in-., iiiipuu is concerned, not surpassed by 1 , ; anv house in the North or elsewhere. Our 1 Hackett Pateut Grate, Hackett Patent Frank hUa embraces Uu Stovea, Plain and Enameled Urate, s. .J. BRA Lv-HAW. EDUCATIONAL. H. HAINER, No. M Second SU, Memshiii, Tonmcee DR. R. L. LASKI. PHYSICIAN, SlTRtiEON WU ACCOl t'lIElt. rl- KICK. SS CMOS ST.: RK81BKNCE, 3W V Maui MK (Cayoso Blocs', i '.'ncr Hours from s to lu a.iu. and from .' to 6 p.m. Speciai IU: children and Female IMbCases. Urad uaied ai the University or Berlin (Germany), aud has more thau thirty years' practical ex-perienci-. ViicclnaTiou tiaiiyatnisoffice.be-t-wfi, rind 4 oVinkp.m. d NOTICES. Dissolution of Partnership. fl'HK tii in of Korr(-t., Warflvid 4 Co., City 1 sale stables, &i and T.i Mouroe si reel, Mcm Dhis . Teun.. is this dav dtnnlved bvmutu il eonseut. K. E. Warfield retires from thenim. uaviii); sold his interest therein to J. A. vor rest. Tlie busiuesii will be eontinutsl by J. A. Fo-rest Co., who respectfully solieit the pa tronage of Iheir friends and Ihe public. J. A. FORRES 1 V CO., CITY STAi: X -13S, N'os. G3 and 73 Mouroe street, MEMPHIS, TE'N. Accommodations for one thousand mules. Stock of ail kinds constantly on haudforsale. Liberal advances on consignments of stock. 'o charge for shipping or receiving stock. JaJS NOTICE TO CITY TAX PAYERS. OFFICE OF CITY TAX COLI.ECrtlK. I atK.Mrius, Ten.n.. January Hi, ISOL I tfri)eliiiiueut Tax Payer- will bearin miud that Distress Warrants are being issued witii bills attached. All parties wishing lo pay Be fore the warrants are served on them can do so and save cost. FELIX W. KOBEKTisoX, jal-j Cltv lax cuiiecawji NOTICE. HAV1NU been duly appointed Adiiiims tratorof the estate ol James H. Spaiu, deceased, bv the Probate Court oi Shelby county, Tenn., at the December term, ISO, all persons are hereby notified to rile with me or my attorney, R.C. Williatnsou, No. 373 Main street, within the time prescribed by law, all accounts and demands against said estate, or the same will be forever Darrad ; and all per sons indebted to said estate are -guested to oosie op and settle with me al once, del? 'itaw W. H. KADKH, 3& Second st STOCKHOLDERS MEETING. Meiiipliis, Piiie Bluff & Shreveiiort K. R. ilOFKFIKl.D, AKK. IN compliance with a res meetinK held ihl day, tlce thai an adjourned m 7, 17:!. ned at a ;ive no- stock- I,..!.lei-s will be he Id on TUT KSUA i , the Ma day Ol January, 1U73, at HopeOeld, Ark., for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors aud I He transaction of sneh other business as may ome before the meeting. jais Chairman stockholders' Meeting. MISSISSIPPI & TENNESSEE R.R. CHANGE OF TIME. CIOMMENCING THUUSDAV. DECEMBER 28,1872. Trains will run as follows: lkavx: AHKIVIt: New Orleans Mall, daily .. 1 : s. p.m. J:.Vp.m Arrive at Xew Uileans WSWaju Arrive al Vicksburg I::luam K.t.-ss Train, daily......... 4U p.M. : a.m l-iith.i:,,, Hslac- Hhj...iiig Cars through a l. leans will. ..ill clisiig. ink.' ..hi' . --Mi Main street an. 1 :ii He O'.l. lo! o.' Main street, jail BUlUsE, Bup't. NOTICE. OmcaC ArPEAJL pi blishisc; CO., I Murais, December il, lWii mmr There are three rent notes, so stamped on their face, given and made by the Appeal Publishing Company for !S0 ench, maturing respestively on the first day of January and F briiary aud March. Of these notes p. yi, lent has been -topped until it Is known io :m the real Is property payaWf, the Puhii -UlnB 1 oinpau.i having Iw. n -., i ... -,t isy b i.etfon of taa-Otaaw t'tj Court. - A LEX A N I ib.it, Bu-iue.i Manager Appeal Publishing Co. Tli, Mrtnibsl Hatketl lirat. PETERS, WEBB & CO. THE MAT-HO-SHEK Is a-Msl by the fodowing families, who 1 leel , assarcd will take pleivsure in livin-; their i op'nii.n a-s to the BMrlM of this tirate lo any i oliH Miffcrmg irom cold l-ooms this freezing weather. WE CLAIM that they reiju ire i- fuel, give oul more heat and leave less ashes i ami are more cleanly Ihan any crate in use. In tbe Northern Part of the City : i. K.-der. J. K. UrilliUK, Wi liau. Karr, Wm. Allen. tleorge Il.indwerker, Dr. R. P. Batemau W. Z. Mitchell, J. P. Prescott, Rev. Father Walsh. Iu the Central Part of the City : Joues Baldwin, Arc't; Dr. Hodges, Dr. A. .-rnyi, .m. r.- cocu ran , P. .Meng.-s, Judge T. W. Brown i.e. OaSham, O. M. Greeley. C. p. Wiakler, J. B.Cook. Arc t.; W. .. Taylor, Fargason A Clay, Ed. Neiderer, C F. Coun, Craf Scales, A. F. Hods. In Southern Part of the City : WASHINGTON AiND LEE UNIVERSITY, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA The J5e Session of Uie Univer sity will Opwi on the First of February. And we take great pride and pleasure j a being able to offer to our customers uch S pleu il id Instruments Our friends lu iurcl.ain from M can rely on procuring the very bet whii-'i a given amount of money cau buy. MERRIMAN & WMCOX, 273 Main Street. i lo enter classes at re uiau-- :..r One hail the regular fee is cuarced. For further particulars apply to ja4 WM. DOLV. Clerk of Facuilj . E. P. Fontaine, Win. Co'e, 0km St H.sik. TbOS. H. Allen, J:int.- K.xjsa. W. U Horn, Ni'i - M.-riweather, J. W. Andemm. James n. took. J. U. snnlli. John F. Tliomas, It. A. Parker, C. Clarke, Dr. Hoiw.ii, Judge J. K. K. Ray, J. F. Frank, A. Murray, .1. II. Lenow, HORSES AND MULES- Judge Archibald Wright. n. H.tHiER, ;t!2 Sf.oisl slreel. LIME. ttRlDEIt & BENir,, Jfanurnctarcrs of the Celebrated ALABAMA LIME AND DEAUKS IN Cement, Plaster, 'Hair, Tiles Fire Brick and Clay, Hay, Corn, Bran. 41 South Court St. TLAiVTEIlS' HORSE AND MULE MARKET, 4. C. EDWARDS & CO., Prop'rs, Mb IMfi. ill I. i. t awl I5 N. Ii. i h sir. -1. ST. I.OCIJ. riiHi: POBUG AUK. tJmMSM NdTIFIKD J. that si. s. Urarit and sons are no longer employed by Js. C. Edwards jt Co. in ' horse aud mule trade. Mr. Joseplitis Lnrlas bei tig now associated as amemberol'said Ann. W e are now prepared to coaliuue the busl uess. and pay cash for all good horses and mines brought lo this market lor a.de; also, to feed and sell on commission, at the lowest rate--. Liberal ca-sil advau. es made .n c-e-signments. ' assortment of mules mid horses al wavs on hand and for sale, fi) . J. C. EDWARDS CO. New Scliool. W. B.PAtJE, OF MUalWWII II ON FIRST or JANUARY NFXT. ' . open, at Ml llio.i strzkt, a achuoi i higu grade for biys and young men. course of t'lassio-. Mathematics and English will be complete. For terms, pn perlosof ih--schd at imoWer.-. KKi.KKSscss:-Kev. Geo. White. D.I' . A. H. V. srrh.es. Rev. W. c. Johr..-ou. S. Ma gevney. ; Prof. Y. M. s. Knelt. The school" will open prompt i v on Nf .i FRANKLIN JOB PRINTING HOUSE UNDERTAKERS. GENERAL UlfDERTAKEfiS. liEO. H. UOLST uui TUEtLUsaK V. HOLfcT partners andtrr flriu na.m- ; GEO. H. HOLST & BR0 No. 'K Main Strwt, MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE. TlLLuive proaipt aitrntioo ! :U1 lw?5!' m i neir Hue. SPECTACLES. HAIR GOODS. YOUR HUMAN HAIR GOODS OF THE FIRST HAND. BRAIDS, CHIU-NOSilS, CURLS, CHATELAINES, FRIZZES, ETC., AT THE HAIR STORE OF H7 LAVIGISTB, 269i M.41W STBEET. We make a specialty of our business, aud defy mom petition. d.t-s SAIL-MAKER. ar. O. MILLER, Late of, and successor to, Cassldy Miller, SAIL MAKER AJJD COTTON DICK AUEN1, NEW ORLEANS, - LOUISIANA, MANUFACTURER OF ALL SIZES AND qualities of Tenia, Tarpaulins Wagoa-Cuvers, Every description of Awmhs, Window and Improve Your Miht. THE CRCM'E.VT SPETAX. NOW offered are superior aaBnaK: 3P. ID. jQAjF. jntttjm: CO. JEWELERS nil OPTII U mnr None yenolna v. . I .? trademark oaiwiy pair. . I DRUGS. BOOK BINDERY ASI NOTICE. BLANK BOOK MANUFACTORY 15 West Court Street, MEMPHIS. : TENNESSEE H Merchants and Vordi Mtaassippi, ..: . '! ' - y use for exe- OV3EKTOX DRUG AND FAVHY MEDICINE S T O H. 3E3. JOB PRINTING! Plain, Fancy and Ornamental, nich as Hani ph;.-ls,Coiisiit!itiiiis. By! js Blanks, 11 re ii larn. Bill-Meads. Business and Snow Card: Letter Heaos, Envelopes, Shipping Tas. Lu belN, Bjeceipts, LUecks, Wedding Cards. Ba. Tickets, Invitations, To the Citizens or Meiuiuis and vicinity: Havina again entered the areua of my pr- Lltaaton, I lake great pleasure in informing- n. ; I irienus tin' 1 m u-w i ,; will bo glad to see them at any and nil lir.i- i My stock will be aiooieior .ill 1 'y ' ! Plantation pnxposes, as I shall keep what may I bo termed a strictly Fint-elasa Preset-. p l.tu and 1'mmlr Inlirlne llorr. -uui rom the Plymoutn ConiSKe Company. Ply- i.otilli, Mass. Wi.kc.-p uu ii-.jd. nMaly lor I. - Ml .ii.lci -csn be fllled byr.-inni ...nil I C. Ml i i Kl iit l'o - in . . . i-. i , i. .i in r, j se& lew Ui leans. Louisiana, j; Leilgers Jnuruais, Cask Books. FKICES LOW AS THE LOWEST rerfcet satisfae tlon rssrsaiMU In mi. i ii , , L,.l '.Ii , ...lull lisl toil .'I I ii V n iiui-li, , C. TOOF, I'rop'tr. . '. U-u V l- Alt. bile Cigars. jal