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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL,.
j m, -w- TT A. tT!SS3IS Hf woh Mt4) -to) . , n.i rihnsamU -A' -na - ESTABLISHED 1840. MEMPHIS, TENN., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAEY 5, 1873. "VOL. 33-ISrO. 33 Tiirrot ro policy a the ch a it iri. The Mayor of thin city lis? for fome time exercised the iower of ta.viug cer ninlioMHHe of the city, or allowing lliemtogo uujaW, and this without riving any public or official notice of intention to pay, or intention to with hold payment when due. When pay in.'ul has lieeu by hiin reaolved upon, he has selected when he would make the payment, ami to which of several isiiue, and similar in their nature, h? would give the priority of payment. The sum ol all which is that the citi . us uy the tax aid elect a City Coun cil to attend to their business, but some i'f the mobt important (unctions are dis charged ty the Mayor, who fails even to :n:i.u:.n:tu to the Council the steps l.e-hae deckled to take. Thk he did when he decided not to ;av coupons of the city when they became due, without communicating to the City Council hat was the condition of the city treas ,.:y, explicitly making such a failure to p iv unavoidable also when he decided to pay coupons of a given six months in preference to paying others also due. The officer who by his mere will and judgment thus decide to do or leave undone, exercise very law powers. I . the charter and laws of the city cn r those powers uoon the Mayor of MciMihL-v 'i'ae eighteenth Section of the City Charter aaya the Mayor shall give the CUy Council information in writing of the state of the corporation; immend measures: supervise theclty ee tnat the city ordinances an- iiforced: approve or veto laws passed by tiie Council: suspend derelict city officers; call special beesions of the ... furnish ' .ict in thro months, a statement of the financial condition of the city ; have the powers of a magistrate; sign bonds, warrants, - and oliier evidences of indebted ness, and contracts. These are the du ties, but not one word is said giving the .dayor the power lately exercised, and exercised in a manner never publicly announced, hut yet by sjine means known to nam. - n-i.tuting what, is popularly known as "a ring," who used that knowledge to buy coupons when 'jUoting at fifty-five cents on the dollar, i hat they might be sold when the change wrought by the executive hand of the corporation became known. A proceeding so fraught with dang' r, so damaging to the interests and churacTtT of the city, must not pass unnoticed and unreproved. TfeNESSEE. The Bell f ounlj Project Again Meet iug of Citizens at brand Junction. the court I clow the case was argued for Mr. ThotMB by Messrs. Iw-Moa Malone, and in the Supreme Court upon a priuted brief of t !, gentlemen, by Hon. Henry Cooper. Below we give a syllabus of the points held in this im portant case: A collector or receive: of public money, under oond to keep it safely and pay it v lion required, is not r the money at all evi nts, but i- l''r" ing it by the act of God or the public enemv, without any neglect or fault on his part. Such collector or receiver is a baiiee of the (Jovtrnment, aud by the common law is only bmnd to due diligence, and only liable for negligence or dishonesty; but, by the policy of the acts of Congress on the subject, a more stringent accountability Is exacted. The measure of this en hanced accountability is particularly to lie fouud in the official bond required of these officers, the condition of which re quires the payment of the moneys that come to their nauds as, and when di rected, the performance of which con dition can only le excused by au over ruling necessity. The late rebellion be ing a public war, the forcible seizure by the reliel authorities of public moneys in the hands of loyal Uovemmeut agents, against their will aud without their fault or negligence, was a sufficient discharge from their obligations in ref erence to said moneys. ALABAMA. ARKANSAS. Crimination and Recrimination Trouble In the Minstrel Camp Judge Martin's Deeds to be Inves tigated. A Protest agaiust the Site for the United Htates Courtroom aud Post office -The Methodist Conference. NASHVILLE. Labors of the Law-Makers The Temperance Business in the Senate. The Legal Legislature Organized at Last and After Three Months Delay. Effect or the Radical Partj Programme People Leaving the State for Texas. Bad Government and Unconscionable Taxes Raining the Best Interests of the People. Fearful Homicide Mutilated and Killed An Important Decision. BELL COL" STY AGAIN. Editors Appeal At a called meet ing of the citizens of Grand Junction, heel at the Stonewall House, on the first instant. Dr. B. W. Pesrani was called to the chair, and Mr. Mi-Mahou request-.-: ; : a.- - -t:.ry. The object of the me- ting was then explained to be the resuscitation of the Bell countv project. Dr. Prewitt, Rev. D. C. Wells and George A. Woodson, Enquire, were each called on, and each spoke with entire confidence of the ultimate success of the enterprise. The county had been fully and fairly established, after one of the fairest elections ever held in the State of Tennessee. Subsequently a county site had also been selected by a vote of the people; aud one of the most shame ful outrages had been inflicted upon the rights of the ixple of Bell county known in the annals of wrong. Redress muai come tooner or later. On motion Dr. Prewit: was requested to report our full determination to hght again the battle of oppression and wrong, aud to appeal to every friend of the county, as originally established, to go to work, aud work earnestly, for a redreas of our wrongs. Right aud ju 1 cr were en our side, and the good tense of our law-makers must be ap-s-aled to, and not in vain. We spent several hundred dollars in having the i ty -urveyed aud mapped off none .f this expense nrw. The same lines, with a few slight corrections, embody more than the constitutional amount ot territorv. Fellow-citizens of Bell coun t . v.e Lear from theeast and the west that you are, and have been, expecting us to move la this matter. Ourfriendsat pocahoutsis are moving in good earnest, nteud to have a new county wheth er we re-establish Bell county or not. We say, let in have Bell again: no more convenient county cm be established in the State. She will be the pride and Loastof her people, and her people will not Ik? ec!ip-ed in intelligence and worth by any in ihe State. H.H.r. KEA.BJ1 L HOMICIDE. 1": ui v-' ' L mou aud American. Lart Monday, at a distillery eight .. Lynchburg, Moore couuty, "Wiley Speck, who is said to have been a desperate character, engaged in a dis- Mite with a number of persons and tlm aleiied to shoot, John Jean threw i his vest auo lautered Speck to try Lis weapon on h.s breast. Hardly had bt attend the words when Speck fired Lis revolver, the bullet piercing the Liarl of Jeaii.who bounded forward and r. ling fell to the ground, where be died in a few minutes. Speck now com menced a careless fire upon the crowd, s d of whom wtre touched in the cl'.tlu'jg by the bullets. After emptying 11 of his loads Speck fled, but was c . j, ' y the enraged crowd p.nd tken for trial before a magistrate. MANGLED AM) KILLED. From Uie Nashville Bssjaer.j foreman of the car Decatur depot, was s at tut nd ahr afternoon, August penU-r sli run ever near the o'clock y editig homeward from his day's labor. At the time of the accident he wa ling on the curve on the Nashville arid Decatur road, watching a mail train, going -outhward on the Nashville and Chattanooga road. The awitch en gine, with three cars on the Nashville and IM-atui road, was, in the mean time, backing slowly up toward the sii !i and mkhp very little noise. Bef re Su'ickum was aware of it, he was kid down by the foremost of the tlm c cars and run over, having his legs cut II', one utur the knee and the oth er ne:ir the tldgh, and IllBtaut'y killed. He was ab-jut fifty years of age, aud had been in theemployinentof the Nashville and Decatur road lor twenty years. He w u- a worthy, industrious citizen, and well esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a family. AN IMPORTANT DECISION, h rimi the ';i.hvi!!.j ilannc-r.j Tiie many fri.n, low-eiri.en, Jew with pleasure that the I nlted Stats ineut of the Circui Mates lor the MM sec, have just bed I ile. as Surveyor o of Nashville aud moneys, for sucti in iiis"lm!id,by tl ities. it was we! 'four esteemed fel- Phoma, will learn he Supreme Court of affirming thejudg Coiirt of the Luited e District ol Tennes that he was not lia- sfnitgomery Advcrtliier auii :i.u.,.d The Iiadical insurrectionists have at last allowed the two Houses of the Gen eral AsBe.Tibly to proceed to business. After unseating the Conservative from Butler and Conecuh District, in the manner already fully described by us, and now known in all parts of the State, there was no further inducement to maintain their course of lawlessness aud wrong. Already the House of Repre sentatives had been organized by the Conservative members acceding in good faith to the plan of adjustment of the Washington Cabinet, and by depriving General Martin of his seat in the Senate and introducing a Radical in his place (while Pennington still retains his seat secured by enormous frauds,, the Sen ate, in the absence of any beuator from the Sumter District, stands equally divided between the two parties with the casting vote in all cases of a tie in the possession of the presiding officer. Having thus a majority, practically, in both houses of the General Assembly, which the Radical leaders have man aged to keep disorganized for nearly three mouths, at a heavy expense of money to the people, and a still heavier expense in ciedit aud morals, these au dacious and bad men have at last con sented to allow Alabama to have a legal Legislature! Yesterday the House noti fied the Senate of the organization which it completed more than a mouth ago, and the Senate went through the farce of again sending the House a formal notice of its organization, al ready spread a month ago on its jour nal! These facts indicate the mauncr in which poor Lewis aud his lellow eonspiratore have dared to trifle with the best interests of the people of Alabama. They have trampled on the laws aud threatened the peace of the State, and have piled up a debt of thou sands of dollars, to be paid out of the taxes of the citizens, in the pursuit of reckless schemes of partisanship and personal plunder and power which they resolved to carry out. law or no law. The Radical party is now clearly re sponsible for the Executive aud. Legis lative government of the State. The very fact of Radical success in the na tional and State elections, and the prospect of the continued domination of the Radical p rty in the nation and State, have filled every Southern State, aud particularly Alabama, with gloom aud despoudeucy. Many of our citizens are emigrating, delusively hoping to find some relief from suffering in Texas or elsewhere. All jierceive the gulf of social and political ruin we are fast approaching, and all fear that it is useless to hope to be able to escape an unhappy destiny of bankruptcy, demor- alization. and mongrelization! They have lost faith in the truth, in the law, aud iu the right, and know well that neither remonstrance nor argument will in the least avail to avert the consum mation of any measure however evil iu its nature or injurious in its effects upon which the Radical leaders at Washing ton mav determine. They nave strug gled manfully to relieve themselves from tLeureadtui mnuencesoi nauicansm.oui the majority of the Northern aud West ern people still insist on voting the Rad ical party in power at Washington, aud it has been and still is the policy of that party, without the least regard to the present or past coudition of these States, to Radicalize them as rapidly and thor oughly as possible, having no other view or fee. ing iu connection with them but to use them as political instrumentali ties to preserve and strengthen a hostile, cruel and disistrous rule! Hence, in their despair, many of our citizens may be seen wandering about from one State or locality Into another , hop- ins; to avoid in one place evils so torturingly felt n others. But our peo ple had as well learn, first as last, that Texas is no better on than Alatiama, and that both of these States, a- well as the whole South, are being impover ished every year more ami mors, ana actually blighted by the bad govern ment to which they are so relentlessly subjected. It is not the difference in laud or climate, nor iu any natural or physical circumstance or fact whatever. It i?- simply bad governrne; , ; Kor proof of this we have only to state that while cotton is selling for twenty cents a pound, rich cotton lands in Alabama which ought to command from thirty to fifty dollars an acre, are selling, for three or live! Nothing can explain so extraordinary a phenomenon as this, but the bad government of the present, with a hopeless future bel ire the people. We therefore expect but little from the Radical State Government in the bauds of poor Lewis and his friends. They c,,uM briug us verv little relief, even if they honestly tried to do it. We only ask them to keep from plundering and stealing just as far as Raaica human na ture will iermit. Here is the danger! This is what we fear! We know it is Useless to expect a Radical Legislature to pass such gemr d laws fnr the preservation of mor als and properly as the well U ing of the State nov. irnperativelv demand.. We know it is useless to ask for au honest election law! A white Radical knows that his party wa." established to gel offi ces by negro votes, and he thinks the whole duty of a Itadlea! legislator ful filled when he passes some act he sup poses will secure for him the ballots of the negroes! We anticipate no public food from the session of a Radical legislature in Alabama, aud we shall only be too glad to escape corrupt and open robbery. We trust, then f ire, in view of the great expense already sad dled by Lewis ft Co., on the people of the State by their iiiMinei'tionary ope rations, that lb session may uol extend over thirtv days as the longest period liefore its Legislative Proceedings Another Bepublican Seated Bail road Accident Several Per sons Injured. Special to tlic Appeal. j Little Rock, February 4. The Ga tctie of to-morrow will contain a long communication from Judge George H. Martin, of Hempstead county, in an swer to the resolutions offered by Sena tor Booker, ou January Hth. The reso lutions set forth that Judge Martin, as County Judge of Hempstead, had acted unlawfully iu attempting to defeat James M. Vance, who had been ap pointed Sheriff of that county by Gov ernor Hadlcy, and asked that a com mittee be appointed to inquire into the facts. At two o'clock iu the morning the House adjourned until after the time required by law for Vance to file his bond. The resolution also called for a com mittee to investigate the alleged illegal action. Judge Martin's reply denies the charges made by Senator Booker, and comes back in a long list of illegal acts done by Vance, liooker, and others, which, if true, exhibit a state of corrup tion deemed impossible even iu Arkan sas. The parties to this fight are all Minstrel Republicans, and if honest men get their dues when rogues fall out, there will be a big divide among the few who dare sign their right names herealiout. The wiuessea have been summoned, and a number of them are here, but the investigation has not as yet commenced. A Commission of five was some time since appointed by the Secre tary of the Treasury to select a lo cation for a post-office and United States Court rooms. The Commission a few days since made their selection, des ignating a lot about five blocks from the business center of the city. To-dayapro-test against the location was circulated, and received the signatures of one hun dred and sixty of the most prominent merchants and business men of the city. It will be forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury, indorsed by United States Circuit Judge Caldwell, and other prom inent Government officials. . The Methodist Episcopal Conference adjourned to-day. The proceedings of the Legislature to day were of no special importance. Associated IVcs Dispatch. Little Rock, February 4. In the Senate to-day, the contested case of Wheat (Democrat i vs. Dooley (, Republi can) was decided in favor of the sitting as a member of Dooley, because the for mer failed to give notice as required by law. The House failed to pass by a vote of twelve to twelve the Senate memorial to Congress, asking the organization of a Territory in the Indian country. An accident occurred on the Fort Smith railroad about daylight this morning, ten miles from the city, in juring several persons seriously, but none fatally. The engine ran off the track wnile rounding a curve, and the tender and a passenger-coach were both turned upside down as they fell down the embankment. ANOTHER HORROR. Eleven Persons Killed and Thirteen Wonndcd by a Boiler Explosion A Foundry and Rolling Sill Fearfnlly Wrecked. New Bills Presented Yesterday Disposition of Bills on Third Beading. House Business - Bills Beferred A Determined Effort to Re model the Liquor Law Petitions, Etc. Foil Text of a Petition From Leading Insurance Companies Praj ing a Modification of the State Laws. i moneys seiaa, wnue be Confederate author- -II known in this coui- niuidtv that Mr. Thomas had done all in hi. powor to faithfully perform his tnist, and all will agree that the judgment of the Supreme 'ourt, whatever may be its accuracy iu p .ml ol lew, has certainly met the rfsaq the court 11 !L District Attorney Phelps states that be has affidavits in his possession alleg ing '!iat five of the Jurors in the Tweed ea e w iv approached, and also allowed themselves to be approached during the trial. arged that the action of SssjBritot was governed in obtained action will lie taken by the District Attorney: The counsel for pros ecutive say that they were powerless to prevent bad men from going on the The opinion of I jury, because under the new jury law delivered by Mr. Justice I tljey had only three challenges in a uase New York, February 4. Special dis patches rejiort that eight persons were killed ami thirteen wounded more or less dangerously by a boiler explosion at Conshohocken, three miles from Morristowu and thirteen miles from Philadelphia, in the foundry aud rolling mills of John Woods & Brothers, yes terday afternoou at about a quarter past four o'clock. The foundry constantly employs about one hundred men. The works have an area of eight acres, and arc- the largest in that section. The boiler had been examined ou Saturday, aud implicit confidence was placed in its reliability. Just before the fatal crash occurred a mau had examined the Isiiler and found the valve perfectly 1 i' .-e, there beiug three gauges of water ou at the time. Six were killed outright, three of them lieiug boys. The latter wereemployed in the paint works, distant some two hun dred feet from the place of fee explo sion, aud were standing at the doors of the works when the boiler burst. The names of thoee killed are Wm. Hum mel, jr., W. Hanua Carroll, Wm. Kel ley, and Wm. Barrett, the two latter dying shortly after the explosion. The names of the three boys have not been ascertained. It is feared that many of the wounded will die. The day work men had left for their homes at the time of the explosion and the night work men were on their way to the foundry. A scene of chaotic confusion is present ed at the mill, half of which is in ruins. One of the boys killed was literally cut in two. One of the boys wasnamtd McCall. additional particulars. Two more victims of the Conshohock en explosion, James Satterlie and Wil liam Kelly, died this afternoou, making eleven deaths iu all. Itobert Geary was reported to lie dying tuw evening. An inquest on the bodies was held to-day. The verdict of the jury is that deceased came to their deaths by the explosion of the boiler in the rolling mill or J. Wood Jc Pro., aud in the opinion of the jury the boiler had, by long and continued use, become, in certain parts, inadequate to carry the required pressure of eighty pounds, James Bogy, son of the Senator elect, was liefore the Missouri Senatorial Bribery Committee yesterday afternoon. He visited Jefferson City prior to the Senatorial caucus, to aid in the election of bis father'by using his influence with the members, especially Senator Razier, who was for Blair, and who he finally tier uaded, on the score of old friend ship, to vote for his father. He had but a small amount of money with him, and didn't see any thousand-dollar bill. He knew that there was connection be t weed Ins father and General Dorris. Nothing was brought out during the ex amination iu auy way implicatitrg young Bogy or his father iu the use of money to procure votes. rtpeolal to the Appeal. Nashville, February 4. Petitions were presented in the Senate from the citizens of Warren county relative to the temperance question, and from the citi zens of Rutherford county in relation to insurance bills. Referred. The following bills were offered : By Air. Tillman: To diminish the fees of all jurors. By Mr. Richardson : To provide for the inspection of steam-boilers. By Mr. Allison : For the benefit of ag ricultural fairs and associations, granting them jiower to issue notes or bonds. By Mr. Coulter: To amend the laws exempting certain property from taxa tion. By Mr. Coulter: To prevent unjust and extortionate discrimination on the part of railroad companies. By Mr. Smithson: Relative to the acts of guardians. By Mr. Smithson : To punish guard ians or administrators for appropriating to their own use any trust fund. By Mr. Robertson: For the relief of labor with respect to contracts between employers and employes. By Mr. Smithson: To distribute un claimed assets in certain cases. Senate bills on third reading: Relat ing to the sale of land for taxes bought in by the State. Amendments by Messrs. Coulter and White, providing against land being sold for taxes more than once, and fixing the fee of the Commis sioner at not more than ten dollars for each tract of land sold, were agreed to, and the bill as amended was passed. For the benefit of married women, pro viding that their property shall be ex empt from sale for personal indebted ness of the husband. The Judiciary Com mittee recommended various changes in the wording of the bill, by which amendments the property of husband as well as of wife is exempt from sale on execution or attachment on account of debts incurred by the other previous to marriage. Amendments adopted. A debate was had with regard to this bill, Speaker Lacey and Messrs. James, Richardson, Brandon, White aud Smithson making speeches in favor of its passage, and Messrs. Tillman and MeCall speaking in opposition. Mr. McCall held that the passage of the bill would be a dangerous innovation upon the laws of the State. Mr. McCall moved to make the bill the special order for three o'clock to morrow. Lost. The question being upon the bill as amended, it was passed by a vote of 18 to 5. To secure mechanics' lien upon the property of married women. Passed. To authorize the county of Davidson to issue new bonds; this bill to be in lieu of the one offered authorizing all the counties to issue bonds in lieu of the bonds outstanding, which cannot be paid. Passed on third reading To se cure the rights of stock-breeders. Re jected. The following bills were referred in the House : By Mr. Kerr: To provide for the hold ing of a Constitutional Convention in June next. By Mr. Snyder: To regulate the power of Chancery Courts iu granting charters to municipal corporations. The bill also provides how Chancery Courts may alter or amend existing charters. By Mr. Overton : To amend Section one thousand nine hundred and eighty six of the Code, giving the journeymen mechanic a lien for work done. ay Mr. uverton : To amend the me chanics' lien law and to further protect the artisan. By Mr. Deuny : A biil declaratory of the jurisdiction of County Courts, giving the same concurrent jurisdiction with Chancery and Circuit Courts to sell real estate of decedents, and tor distribution or partition. By Mr. West : To provide for having public roads worked. By Mr. J. R. Bond: Relating to land titles. Motion of Mr. Kerr in reference to the centennial question deferred to the twenty-fifth of February. House Bills, Third Reading: To fix the fees for taking depositions. Passed. Motion to reconsider: To have the record books of the Land Office at KnoxviUe indexed ; to change line between Putnam and Smith coun ties; to change the time of holding the criminal court of Williamson county; to provide for the appointment of a Deputy County Surveyor. Mr. Overton presented a petiton ask ing for more perfect laws for the protec tion of mechanics. Mr. Trousdale presented a petition from the citizens of Sumner county ask ing for more stringent liquor laws. beveral otner petitions on the same subject were presented. THE INSURANCE MEMORIAL. The memorial address of the officers and managers of the Fire Insurance Companies of Tennessee, has been fur nished to the members of the Lecisla- ture. The memorialists express a belief that in the growth and success of the the State. Such a law as will bring the Insurance legislation of Tennessee in harmony with that ad vanced and enlightened commercial spirit of the age, which, we are happy to say, now marks the legislation of nearly all the States regarding thiii great interest, so that, in our efforts to extend the business of our com panies into the other States of the Union, we may be enabled to do so on equal terms with the old and power ful organizations of the Eastern and Western States and the European na tions. 1'nder the present laws of Ten nessee we cannot do this, for the reason that we are so loaded and hampered with license and deposit laws that we are practically excluded from all States but our own, and hence are forced to con fine our business to its limits. No fire insurance company, confined to the limits of any one State, can ever be come any thing but a puny institution; solvent it may be, but great never. If you would have the insurance organiza tions of Tennessee rival the great com panies of New York, Connecticut, and other States, you must give them room fer growth. Of the thirty-seven States now composing the Union, but seven, or less than one-fifth the whole number require any deposit of money or bonds from American companies as a condi dition precedent to the transaction of business by agents in their limits, and it is a noteworthy fact that those seven States have fewer insurance com panies than any of the other States, and hence the great bulk almost entirely of the insurance premiums paid by their citizens, is paid to the cempanies of other States or foreign governments. The legislation of nearly all the States is retaliatory with refer ence to taxes, licenses and fees, as well as deposits. Tennessee companies must, therefore, pay the same taxes, licensee and fees iu other States, that we require companies of such other States to pay on entering Ttnnessee. By a change in the law regarding the taxation of compa nies of other States, the same amount of revenue may bo obtained as at pres ent without imposing such heavy bur dens ou those Tennessee companies which may seek to extend their busi ness into other States. But one other State in the Union imposes so great a license fee as Tennessee by abolishing or reducing this license and increasing the per ceutage tax on pre miums. We iieheve that under the re quirements of the proposed law for its collection as much or more money may be collected by the State, to the great relief or our own State companies. The stronger our own State companies become, the greater the number of our citizens that will insure with them. Hence, it follows that if by the adoption of a more wise and hberal spirit to the companies of other States we can strengthen our own companies, we are, by pursuing that course, doing more to reverse the drain which foreign insur ance companies are making upon our resources than we can ever hope to do by following up a prescriptive course. In conclusion we would say that if you would build up our own State companies; if you would have insurance companies in Tennessee rivalling the powerful organi zations of the North ; if you would en courage our companies to go out into the other States of the Union that they may bring into our borders all the capital which the ability and energy of our citzens can grasp, you must so shape the legislation ot the State as to enable them to stretch out their arms all over the land, leaving them free to go wherever they may choose; and this can only be done by an immediate abandonment of yur policy. If, however, it is the will of Tennessee that her companies may ever continue puny institutions, unknown even to all the people of surrounding States, if she wishes to prevent them from acquiring that strength which no company can ever acquire in the nar row limits of any one State, and her citizens be thus ever encouraged to pro tect their property by policies of com panies which have no interest in the State, except to draw as much money from it as possible; if the energy aud enterprise of her citizens are to lie repressed rather than encouraged; if her insurance companies are to be de nied the right to bring into our bor ders any portion of the wealth of the vast country surrounding us, then let her continue her present policy, and her object will surely be attained. The memorial is signed by officers ot leading companies in the State. In the Lower House of Congress, yes terday, Hpeaker Blaine having called Mr. Dawes to occupy the chair, appear ed on the floor, saying that a few min utes ago he had an interview in tin Speaker's room which deeply touched him. It was with the widow of Robert C. Wood, late Assistant Surgeon in the United States army, and daughter of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. She had presented a petition which he would not hav- read, as it presented a state of facts that ought not to be expected, viz : that a daughter of Zachary Taylor was in need of assis tance. He had assured her he did not be lieve there would be one vote against the bill which he now introduced, granting to Mrs. Woixi a pension of fifty dollars per month to date from the death of her husband, March 28, 1869, and it was passed unanimously. Another rise in the price of coal has transpired in London. General Burnside denies that he is a candidate for the command of the Ma rine C'orps ADDITIONAL MARKETS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. MASONIC NOTICE. 4 f PF'"lAI,rommaiili'ation of Desloto fl. Ixv!e, No. 'J, will b held Ih WKL-SKS1IA.V' cvenlnr. Feb. Hh TVi o 'elork. for work in the M. M. dcgrs. A.i m. a. are maternally ini By order BliN. w. PBJ . W. M. R. W. SHKT.TO. Srretary. M T E.J tl. I.ANI Hn -in, name now fH Notice of Copartnership. ; J . r.. Kir ted E. M KIItT- j In tbe Lumber Tft, th" Brm 1 A ttro. J. K. KIRTI.AVD. E. !. KIKTLANLl. CHARLESTON, February 4. -Cotton dull and nominal ; ordinary, lTlhc; middling, li)jc; net receipts, 1347 bales; sales, LtJO bales; stock, 43,62b bales. 8AVANNAH, February 4. Cotton dull; good ordinary, 18Jc; low mid dling, l')c ; middling, 19c; net receipts, 3270 bales; sales, 707 bales; stock, 68, 055 bales. MOBILE, February 4. Cotton dull and nominal; good ordinary, 18c; low middling, 18jc; middling, PJJe; net re ceipts, 693 bales: exports, coastwise. 2257 bales; sales, 300 bales; stock, 53,378 bales. GALVESTON, February 4. Cotton quiet and weak; ordinary, 16e; good or dinary, 17fel7c; net receipts, 307b bales; exports to the continent, 492 bales; coastwise, 3730 bales; sales, 500 bales; Stock, 69, 99 1 uales. YALENTINfS AT WHOLESALE ! AliOEteT rU'UCK IN THE UY. j W. J. MANs, FORD, Booiueller, Htatlouer aud Newsdealer. fe Corner Second aod Monroe. AT AUCTION. Will be sold by A. E. KHAN ELAND, on ffiDil.iy. February 17, 1873, to pay charges, one large Pier Glass, D feet by i4 feet; one large Man lei tilaaa, 4 feet by S feet: one Parlor .Set, in rep.. 7 nieces. Rv or der of Ueo.H. Klchardson A Co. f-l NOTICE. 'is Station, Mr., ) January 17, 1S7J. ( ON" the first day of September next, I prom ise ta pay Charles Wm. Harrison flrtv dollars, value received. M. HOLXJ8. The above described note was obtained throGgh fraud, and will uot be n. id. fe4 M. HOL1JS. WHITSITT ii PI USEE, MILLINERY & DRESS-HAMS, 151 Main Street. I HAVE removed next door to my ol, 1 stand, anil taau into copartnership Mrs. H. it. PCKHKR. We will keep a first-claw stock of Millinery Uoods and Liress Trimmings. We have made preparations to furnish Mardi Ursa Huitsand Masquerade Coarnmes. tei MISJ8 L. J. WHIISITT. LUMBER DEALERS. J. I. KJRTLAJTD. E. M". KIRTLA2ID J. E KIBTLAND & $BO., EHS TINT LUMBER, SHINGLES, LATHS, DOORS SASH BT-jUVIDS, MOLDINGS, FRAMING LUMBER AND LATTICE Xos. 109 and 111 Union St., below Second, BILLS CUT TO ORDER, y i . MEMPHIS, TtVlsEE frum tavc country toilet a ad protaptly atted.-VS DRY GOODS. DIED. NORMENT Tuesday morning, Febrnary 4th, William Xtebbijc, infant son of Y. C. and Mattie M. -NV-rment. Funeral this 'WEDNESDAY1 evening, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of Mrs. MeClure, 96 Mobroe stroet. BANKS. TELEGRAMS. t fieri' i tell us, ! to i liradlfy, and, as our toga in very learneil and cuiiclui cisiiin will be of general 1: legal fraternity, because it wbolly over turn!, tbe positive dicta of Juilires iu the various o estrnm tbe I niteti Hiatoi vs. 1'reHcott, 3 Howard, 67s, to tbe late eases reported iu 14 Wall., t the effect that nothing could excuse an officer for a failure to comply with the of his offlciai boud. lor lillsd. rui iinor like Tweed s. A new be de- jury o" K t pio3cnlc ! t tiie the Lt eginlature for consideration. Condition lu Mr. Poland, from the Oomiuitlt e on the Credit -MoDUJer luveKUgatii n, ueuiea, id uie xjouse yesieraay, tti deuce taken, aud moved that limited. Me awo orrered a leaoiasj that the evidence atteoUng members of the benate be reierreu to that body The Uej French A solution inl paiiiy tee tin; his int bv tbe an mem tiers of the ly have iutinduced a re nt bod v exiit, Hslnir svm- with General uaribaldi, aud pro ; against the severe simnients on eiference in tbe late war, made members of tbe Right in the lebate. The address was at one ; of the deputies prea the meeting. A big ice "flow coming down the Mi- (nun. tire insurance companies of Tennessee, the entire people of the State have a deep interest, as they serve to retain a considerable portion of a very large amount of money paid t.your peo ple for the protection of their property trom the dangers of tire, which other wise would be paid entirely to the peo ple of other Htates; and by the enact ment of wise, judicious and euli ghteued legislation on your part they may lie made the mea.ua by which notonlyamuch larger portion of this sum may be retained at home, but a far greater amount of capitc' may be brought into the Htute to its great advantage, and It is that such legislation may be had that this petition is adtirew-ed to you. We ask for passage of no special law which will operate exclusively in our favor; nor do we seek to avoid a fair share of the bur dens of taxation, but we ask for the pas sage of a general law applicable to all the companies which now are or may hereafter be organised iu GERMAN NATIONAL BANE OF MEMPHIS. H. E. GARTH, President. J. C. SEELV, Tlce-Prea't. I ARTIX GRIFFIV, Cashier. GOAL! GOAL! e&" Still on hand abont two hundred barrels choice Plttsbnrg Coal. H. LEH3LLX, feo Corner Yanee and Causey. HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS ! usr EXTENSIVE VARIETY, GREATLY REDUCED B. LOWENSTEIN & BROS. WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO OFFER HOUSEKEEPERS EXTRA OalJl 51 ARY IJf. DUCEMENTS W Bleached and Brown Linen and Cotton Sheetings, linen and Cotton Pillow Casings. Table Pantasks, in all Widths and Qualities, Turkey Red Toilinette. in cloths or by the yard. a WW A BE.AFTIFXX DF.MGS. GROCERS. DIRECTORS : LOtJN HlHlTEa, Of SchoolBeM, Han- aar s io. H. H. ami:, of K. T. Kil l. J. C. MELT, or G. E. UEWISON.of ... at. . JON EN, of D. T. PORTER, o.' D. P. HlllIIKS.ot ... J. D. WILLIAMS, of. A. 1.. H4RRIN. of. V. BAIIUALI PU H. H. Mette Son. Keel A Co. Brooks, Neely Co. Oriflll Brew. Jt Co. ....JoneH, Brown a Co. Ford, Porter 10. Had'len A Avery- J. D. Williams Co. ..Harris. Mallory 4 Co. J. J. Jciaa x H. E. GARTH. This Bank transacts a General Banking and Exchange Business. Exchange for sale on all the principal cities of Enrnpe. MANHATTAN BANE OF MEMPHIS, TENN No. 17 MADISON STREET DEALS IN FOREIGN AST) DOMESTIC EXCHANGE STOCKS, BONDS, SCRIPS C0IS, AND TRANSACTS General Banking; and Collection Business sr Taxes Paid for Non-residents and others, and the necessary Scrips furnished at the lowest market rates." ssr Drafts for Sale on all Parts of the Civi lized Globe, in snms to suit purchasers. J. LETT, President. L. LETT, Vice-President. no8 m. BO Hi;. Cashier By the operations of the Carlists all mail communication between France and Spain has been broken up. There is a project on foot to have a grand excursion of the Texas, Missouri and Karma legislators in March. At the Episcopal Conference, in New York, Monday, a great deal was said opposing the practice of written ser mons. The argument in the matter of a stay of proceedings in the Stokes case was concluded fu New York yesterday. The Judge wiil render a decision in a few days. At Madrid Sunday the infant Prince was christened Louis Amedes Fernando. Members of the Cabinet and the Diplo matic cori, were present at the cere- mouv. It Is thought, that the new city char ter of New York will pave the way to even greater frauds than those that al ready disgrace the records of the courts of that city. G. T. Ball was arrested at Washing ton, Monday, on the charge of robbing the Adams Express office at Alliance, Ohio, and is now held to await the arri val of au officer from Cincinnati. In the Indiana Legislature yesterday a resolution was passed denying that Indiana is under obligations to the State of Ohio for the failure to main tain the Wabash and Erie canal in nav igable condition. In the Greeley will proceedings yes terday, a representative of the Children's Aid Society declared it their purpose to insist upon their claim for ten thousand dollars. A well informed gentleman says the estate is far below any estimate hitherto made. The soldiers' colony movement, inau gurated at a mass meeting in Philadel phia on the eighteenth of January, is receiving great favor. General Cadwal lader has accepted the Trusteeship, and will be aided by Colonel Thus. A. Scott, Jay Cooke, and many prominent citi zens. The House Committee on Foreign Af fairs yesterday agreed to recommend a bill to incorporate an American, China and Japan Telegraph Company, with a capital of sixty millions. They also agreed to invite the World's Statistical Congress to bold its session of 1873 in this country. The Board of Directors of the St. Louis Merchants' Exchange yesterday adopted a resolution declaring against the construction of any bridge below the mouth of the Missouri river lower than seventy-five feet above high water mark, or with spans less than five hun dred feet wide. The House Committee on Claims at Washington have prepared a bill, which will be reported Saturday, for paying awards of claims allowed by the Com missioners on Southern Claims. The bill embraces thirteen hundred names, and appropriates about nine hundred thousand dollars. At Cincinnati last Uifhk, between the hours of seven and eight o'clock, a me teor was seen starting in the western h.oron and coursing slowly to the w nith, where it was lost. It left a track resembling a silvery mist, extending far behind it and slowly lading. It was unattended by r.p.y blaze or report. Mr. tfarOgrave was found yesterday id Thirteenth street, Washington City, with his throat cut in a critical manner. The man acted as if delirious, aud at tacked his wife and child. It appears that during the war he suffered loss of property, having resided in Nelson county. Virginia, and became depressed thereby. The building of the Globe rolling- mill, on Front street, adjoining the gas-1 works, in Cincinnati, was entirely con- i sumeu t).v nre yesteraay. rne uiooe Rolling-Mlll Company, of which Lewis Wi.rtKlnr.1..,, L IV.i.11 n. a .... A. ......... ! , v, vuui.vu ma itmunu,, UIMIV1V,U1C,I j Dir, Doner, sueet-irou anu wire. lie loe.- is estimated at seventy-thousand dollars altogether, C C. GRAHAM, I J. A. HATES, J President. Cashier. MECHANICS AND TRADERS BANK OF MEMPHIS, STo. Madison St. DIRECTORS : C. O. GRAHAM, J. C. FIZER, wlLUAM STEWART. W. C. RUTLAND, J. A. HAVES, Js. TRANSACTS A GENERAL BASKING and BROKERAGE BUSIXESS AND DEALS IN GOLD, SILVER, FOR elgn and Domestic Exchange, Govern ment (securities, stocks, Bonds, City and County Warrants. oc!6 AUCTIONS. REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE. ROYSTFJt, TREZEVAXT & CO., W. E. cor. Main aad Jefferson Sts. AT PRIVATE SALE, that central lot and well constructed Brioi uwemng, ueionglllg lo KJ. u. Wooilwanl. Una at the southwest corner of Second and Ft. coange streets, has been placed iu our hands for Immediate sale, and highly favorab e terms will be offered to a purchir. As a pri vate residence, It is one of the most desirable In the city, in all respects. Tiie lot bas a front of 7U leet on Second by 1 Wi; on Exchange. Jail RUYSTKR. TKEZKVAST A CO. O. A. ECKEKLY, WHOLESALE GROCER AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, 338 Front, cor. Union St, Mcmpliia. Tonn, HAS Just received a full and well assorted stock of both Imported aad Domestic Groceries, etc., vis: 373 boxes Balslns. SMS e es Canned Fruit. liiOO caaes t anned Finn and Vegetables. 2!iO camsi Jellies and Preserve. 3UO boxes Cbeewe. lOO pkpiNew Mackerel and White nab 50 pkn Holland Herrings, Ancaovlea and Russian Sardines. SO bbls. and half bbis. Pickles. l-ili bbls. and half bbls. K rout. ISO sacks Almonds, Brazil Filberts and Pecans. 73 buckets and hair bbis. Rlnce Heat. 33 boxes IlrrafclMI Bacon. SO tierces New Hans. 73 bbls. Hominy. Urlts and Beans, IOO kesm spiced PigHfeet. New Turkish Prunes, Currant Citron. Fls, Dried Cherries, Teas, ConVes. Sn. gars, and cery article U his line, ot tered low. NEW TABLE AND PIANO COVERS! AN IMMENSE V ARI KTT UF Hack, Damask and Turkish Towels, DOYLIES AND NAPKINS, IN ALL SIZE.-, AT J'ERY LOW PRICES. o HBMOVAL. ROGAN, SELDEN & GO. WHOLESALE GROCERS COTTON FACTORS And Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Liquor?, Tobacco, Cigars, Etc., 326 FROST ST., : ME31PIII8. HAVING MOVED TO OUR NEW 8TORE house. No, .as Front street, with onr en larged facilities and Increased stock, we are prepared to offer to oar friends and customers special Inducements, both in quality and price. Our Cotton-shed is ttrst-class, with lowest raten of Insurance ; aud all Cotton consigned to us will receive our special attention, det i.ts ROfc.AN, SELOKN A CO. RALPH WOKMKI.EY. W. H. D. WISDEL RALPH W0RMELET & CO., COTTON FACTORS ASD C0XXISSI0X MERCHANTS, No. 8 UNION STREET, MEMPHIS, AI' K shall continue the commission busi TT ness at the above stand, where we wfll be happy to see all of onr friends, many of whom we nave served for twenty years without change; and now again place our services at their command, earnestly soliciting consign ments of Cotton, assuring them ot our con tinued efforts as heretofore to serve them faithfully, and to guard, with zealous care, their lntersstK. w supplies furnished, and liberal advances made on consignments o: Cotton. All Cotton insured, unless otherwise Instructed. oc28dw RALPH WORMKLEY CO. REMOVAL. STRATTON & WELLPORD, COTTON FACTORS AND Commission Merchants HAVE REMOVED TO 8 and 10 Court St., BETWEEN MAIN AND FRONT STS. HUSH TORRANCE & SON, COTTON FACTORS AND 6EXEBAL Commission Merchants 10 Jefferson Street, Tttua Block, opp. Commercial Hotel mkmphis... REMOVAL. WASH 8. TAYLOR. W. L. RADFORD W. E. McGUIRE. TAYLOR, RADFORD & CO. Cotton Factors AND GEXERAIi COMMISSION MERCHANTS, HAVE REMOVED TO 369 FRONT STREET, Corner of Gayoso, : Memphis, Term " Liberal advances made on Cotton."" Also, Manufacturers' Agents ot Baxter's Steam Engine, Brooks' Cotton Press, no3dw and Winsbip's firn 5I1IWEIILES IMS, White and Colored, la all sizes, at greatly red need price. BLANKETS, FLANNELS. COMFORTS, COVERLETS ATiTi REDUCED, A T B. Loweiistein & Brothers 242 and 244 Main Street, Cor. .Jefferson. WHOLESALE GROCERS. M. L. M EACH AM. J. B. FOBTON. A W. ROBERTS. . E M EACH AM M. L. MEACHAM & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS, AJTD AGENTS FOR SAXT COMPANIES, Xo. 9 UNION STEEET, Memphis. Tennessee. W AJ TO MEHCHAKTTS OXLYn . TVE O FARGASON & CLAY, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COTTON FACTORS TFT A REMOVED TO 360 Front street, cor. Gayoso and Clinton ONE SQUARE SOUTH OF OLD STAND, : MEMPHIS. WATCHES AND JEWELRY. HAIR GOODS. TETOTJU. HUMAN HAIR GOODS OF THE FIRST HAND. BRAIDS, CHIGX0SS, CURLS, CHATELAINES, FRIZZES, ETC., AT THE H AIR STORE OF 269 IAI STREET. We make a specialty of oar business, and competition. dA PIANOS. WEBER PIANOS! TZ HAVE SECT RED THE AGENCY OF Vy this unrivaled Piano, and caa now oner inducements, so far as the qualilv of onr instruments Is concerned, not surpassed by any house In the North or elsewhere. Our line embraces Direct Importation of Macks. M ARDI OK AH Is coming. Secure yosjr Miuks In time at SPHJHTls. I srssst assortment In the city ; give him a call ; keeps Candy and Cukes always on hand, fresh every day, at Si MADISON STREET. PETERS, WEED & CO. THE MAT-HD-SHEK And we take great prl lo and pleasure In being able to offer to oar customers sac Q Splendid Instruments Oar friends in purchasing from us can rely on procuring '.he very best which a given amount of money can bay. MERMAN & WELLCOX, 213 Main Street. English and Classical School, QHQ THIRD STREET. THE SECOND Ol.'i session commences MONDAY, Feo luary .'i. Ail the English branches usually i aught in schools, and the lireek and Latin laocuagss, TrtH receive ailsntKia r'sr tenu and course, of study, apply at the school-rooju. ESTABLISHED 1858. F. D. BARNUM & CO. WATCHMAKERS, JEWELEBS AND SILYEESMITHS, 265 MAIN STREET, CORNER COURT. We are Direct Importers of SWISS WATCHES of Mate of the most celebrated makers, aad dealers in all grades of the AXEXJCA5 WATCH. OFFER A 8TOCK OF GOLD, DIAMOND AND CORAL JEWELRY OHAIXS, FRENCH CLOCKS and STERLING SILVER WARE finjamed by any In the South. WHOLESALE CLOTHING HOUSE. CLOSING OUT SALE, 231 MAIN ST. REGARDLESS OF COST! o OffUfi TO THE GREAT INCREASE OF OI'B Wholesale Clothing Trade. We are compelled to quit the RETAIL BRANCH, and hereafter devote our attention to the EXCLUSIVE WHOLESALE CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS BUSINESS, Wl WILL THEREFORE SELL OFF OUR ENTIRE RETAIL STOCK OF CLOTHING AJJTD Fl RXISHIXti GOODS REGARDLESS OF COST! To CMttMe fer Sixty Days Only. We Mean what we Say! WAJLKER BROTHERS & CO. 231 Main Street, Clay Building. HARDWARE. ORGLXX BROTHERS & CO., WHOLESALE HARDWARE, 31G and 318 FBOST STREET, Memphis. We hare ta store a large stock ol oni, Trace aad WagM Caaias, Collars, Backhands, Iran aa Meet Ptows, Shore I Mea, Sttte ana Mh Trees, Plow Lhws, dertoea, Lap Riars Weag-es, Harrow Teeth, etc., etc., to the trade at low price.