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THE MEMPHIS DAILY A. fKAL-MONDAY, MAECH 24, 1873
MEMPHIS APPEAL MONDAY' OBM, "'CH S4, THE KXI-OW Ml.TE.I.A Sii,c. so many humbugs bavo been imposed on tbe people, they have be , ,,!. incredulous, Hii.l Iberufore view with suspicion ami distrust every new scheme. Artifices and contrivance; for making money are as numerous ami empty as bubbles upon the sea. A soon :s one humbug rota down another sprouts upon its grave. Occasionally, we hear of gold mines containing aurife rous sands ricli as those washed by Pae Then we are told of the discovery of the land of diamonds, where the ad venturer digs out a wheelbarrow load of sparkling jewels before breakfast. These humbugs have caused tbe puhlic to look with distrust upon the exaggerated ac eounts of the Kellogg silver-lead mines in Arkansas. But we have put ourselves to some trouble to investigate tiie facts, and judging from the concurrent infor mation obtained from disinterested sources, we have uo hesitancy in saying that these mines are rich and inexhaus tible, and if properly worked, will prove mor productive thau the celebrated minis of Missouri and Illinois. The de velopments already made are certainly suflieieut to induce further laUr. The miners, or rueii heretofore employed in the exploration of the Kellogg silver lead mines, worked without system or scientific knowledge. The vein of lead b my-terioiisly hid to the ignorant, be neath the mighty hills and mountains, and may well be compared to a " needle in a hay-stack," and almost as liurd to liud and follow, without the aid of sci eiilili -knowledge and nraetieal experi ence. There can be no doubt of the richness and abundance of these mines. The evidence is conclusive to those ac 4uainted with the matter, but, with the public generally, there is always doubt, until the tiling begins to pay that is the tom bstone on which 1hai depend; and wo cannot say that it is not a reliable one. But were there no adventurers there would be no developments; and " noth ing venture, nothing win," is a good and trite old saying, as applicable to our farmers and our merchants as to our 'om-rs and manufacturers. We umler taal that the information already elicited has induced those who have pur ctiased the Kellogg silver-lead mines to commence operating them at once. Ti thelead be as abundant as represented by those who formerly w orked the mines, aud the scientific gentlemen who L.ve recently visited them, they will at once sell for millions of dollars. But lefore the company commences opera tions we would suggest that there Is no pursuit followed by men, in wuicti tneir physical iudustry and exertions are re quired, tlrat lemauds more scientific knowledge and practical experience, than that of digging intelligently and iirnJerstaudingly into the dark bowels of the earth, for the hoarded treasures it e .utaiiis. The old Cornish miners w ho dug tin for the rho uiciaus iMg centu ries ago, probably thought they knew all that it was necessary miners should know, liut, since then, how great has I i en the . bange and particularly there where men follow the ever vary ing lifting "lodes" through their dark i :.verns, thousands of feet beneath the -wrfacc, with as much certainty as the hunter pursues the new made trail. mid thox old miners, who delved af-f-r the ores, oulv as long as they were i : sight, wake to the reality of the I mighty strides which science and expe rience have made iu mining matters, atan, the last fifty years, how great would be their astonisnmem : iei we Ke men digging as earnestly into the mound as ever our forefathers did, without science, without experience, ml ev n without common practical knowledge, though fortunes were to be Mat or won on the result. The inve-ti-galious of science, and the long and dear ly lHugbt experience of our predecessors are ignored, and we delve again, as they delved old, to learn over the lessons of a thousand years. Could many of those who are spending their time aud their fortunes in digging unsuccessfully f.r the minerals of our mountains the i- I copper, iron, aud the coal see how systematically aud intelligently the old oal miners of Pennsylvania or England M to work, or the copper and iron mi ners of the old world, aud take lesson troin them, they might learn more in a day than years of unproductive labor would Ix-stow. In searching for iniu erals, or in opening out mines or veins of eoal or ores, particularly in new re eions, the knowledge of the simple aud uneducated miner alone is not euougb. t he mining engineer only can uuder lake successfully this imiortaut part of the mining profession. He should be a practical, as well as a theoretical geol-..ai-t: be must understand thoroughly the country whose dark, deep depths he is aUmt to explore its formations, U; ir "dip" md "strike," its rock and their iHdiliarities. He must also be a nuiier siloiMst :nd an engineer, a mechanic, hii.I aliove all. a miner. With thus .iiialilieatioiis, mining may le profitably i-.-d; but without them, to some ex tent, it cannot. Therefore, those who commence mines should secure the ser vices of a professional man, to make a tight commencement, if they would act wisely. Many a miserable failure might h prevented, and the development of our mineral resources might progress uiely aud safely, if not rapidly. Many . iii-itleratious are involved iu the loca tion of mines. It is not always best to sink a shaft or drive a tunnel on the 1.7,0 where the vein is discovered. Veins of lead, coal or ores, always, or generally, range through a large exteut of country, and plenty of choice locations are gen erally afforded. We make these sug gestions for the lieuefit cf the owners of the Kellogg silver-lead mines, before they enter us,u a work which we are satis fied will enrich them if wisely aud judi ciously managed. them, until Governor Brown yesterday. by a sjecial message, enlightened and assured them that their conduct and their votes, so far from defeating inter est payment, was about to place the State in the opposite attitude, and that unless they hastened to make provision, by the levy of a suitable tax, the offi cers would be forced to apply all the taxes to the liquidation of the interest as it fell due, aud let tbe payment of the current expenses go by default. The governor was right. The third section of the funding-bill provides: Tint Hie fioih. honor ami credit ( the HUte of l. iiiMwe In hereby pledjred for the py loent of snld Ixuids a minority ; nml for pro viding h Mi:klne fund lor that purixise ; aud for the prompt payment of the interest on mill bonds, as well hi. the iulereat on the reg tered IhimiIs hereinallr provided for, com mencing with the Intere! in fall dne on the first day of July, 1KT1. Anil it in hrrelni mmlr th dl..y ol tin trrmiirrr l thr Slntr tn Met rrf u,r thu'l rrrluMfr jmritonr much of the rrer- n" OA ... li nr' rxiirv to pau the interest on mni tuUt comJiv nrttui ,i ith the mteriHlhat full tt" nn I he, lie r dap ul July, 17I. How must the wise legislators have felt when they yesterday bad reference to the latter part of this section and found that all their contemptible shul fling and dealing and stocking of the cavil against the credit of the State was for naught, and that they were eauuht. to use a slans phrase, like a "bail crowd" in the very act. What can they say for themselves-: or how apologize for an ignorance that, considering l be fierceness with which they opposed the funding bill, is inexcus able? The only thing they can do is to atone for it by reconsidering their nn wise forty-cent tax, and concur in the tax bill as it was sent to them from the senate. The State demands this at their hands. ... TBE TIPll-li liW. The tippling law passed by the legis lature of Tennessee will prove a Pando ra's box. Xot a particle of good will re sult from it, while on the contrary it will occasion numerous elections, strifes ant, i'K'keriugs. There are ten wards in Memphis. Suppose nine of them vote agaiust retailing spirituous liquors, and one ward, say the fourth, should vote for retailing whisky. If there le any merit iu the bill, the fourth ward would liecome the rendezvous of all the drunkards in Memphis. Instead of be iug disseminated over the city, the drinking classes would be thrown into one ward, thereby making it unfit for busJness or habitation. The Appeal is the advocate of temperauce, and every object that has a tendency to lessen the evil of iuteuiierauce; but the receutact passed by the legislature of Tennessee will not accomplish this purpose. Sober, solid citizens, as is their usual custom, will take no part in the vote on this question. But the saloon-keepers will throw open their bars, treat every body, and the rabble who always vote will be prompt ly on baud, sustaining the saloons. An election will be held, and the result will le a bitter coutest, a few rights, much strife,a big drunk 011 the day of election, and after which, let the result be as it may, topers will guzzle whisky as usual. Iu other States similar legislation lq-on this subject has leen a failure, and we an- surprised to see it pro posed in Tennessee. We have now before us a letter of Judge Pike, of Wyoming county, Pennsylvania, in which be asserts that during the con tinuance of the prohibitory liquor Jaw, ajtiich that county enjoyed a few years since, not a single jiersou was convicted of violating its provisions. Numerous actions were brought aud indictments found, but the witnesses always failed to remember, or the jury failed to agree. The law was fouud to be a total failure and was repealed. More liquor was drank, and more druuken meu seen, during the continuance of that law than before or since. Judge Pike's testimony to poor consolation for ihose who believe that no license is to reform all our drunkards and stop the sale of intoxica ting dt 'nk. 01 U PK0P0SED KAILKOADS. The Augusta and tin- Kansas Uty Projects The Action of the Cham ber of Commerce. Will we (lain or Lose by these Routes The Policy of Bnilding them. HOOhLlMISM. The I nfortnnate Conditio of Society Han Francisco. THE Mol CREDIT. We are sorry for tnose members of the legislature who have persistently followed the lead of repudiating news )apers, and opposed the funding bill, even prosecuting their purpose so far as to vainly attempt to render its provis ions nugatory by refusing iu the revenue bill such a tax as would meet tbecurrent liabilities aud the interest account. We are very sorry for them, especially those of the house, for two reasons first, tie cause they have set a bad example to legislators iu other States, and, .wnl because in the delate which followed uiou their resolve to cut down the tax from fifty, as it parsed the senate, to forty ceuU on the one hun dred dollars, thinking thereby to con- rin the officers of the State to the payment of the current expenses, they have aired their iguorauce. Auu they were so strongly of opinion thai they had accomplished their puritost that they went aliout boldly avowing their aim; that, since they could not defeat the funding bill in one way, they hail in another that would be thor oughly effective. They were so utterl.) forgetful or ignorant of the provisions of the funding bill that they did not deem it strong iu provisory clauses look ing to the iuteiests of tbe bouuholders aud the credit and honor of the State. The Words and spirit of tbe first aud third seciiwis of that ''ill were lost iqo JlISNIiFPl R1VEU lELKGRAI'H We are glad to see that the people of the river towns below Memphis, aud as far down as Friars Point, are alive to the necessity for a telegraph line, and that ihey have determined to assist Colonel Coleman in a project that we are surprised has not long since been organized. Heretofore, it has beeu uual to coiiiine the telegraph to railroad lines, and to deny to the people of even important towns the benefits of the greatest of all the blessings of our age We have never ieen able to see any good reason for this, save in the facility afforded for construction and repair ly the quick transit of trains. In Europe il has leeu from the first estab lishment of telegraphy a main desigu of companies aud governments to connect tbe impoitaut cities and towns, without regard t railroads, and we hojie the enterprise set afoot by Colonel Colemau, and so heartily iudorsed by tbe Helena and Kriars Poiut jeople, as well as by- leading mercantile houses of Mem ph , will he but the initiatory move ment to the connection of all our river aud eveu interior towns by telegraph Colonel Coleman has thoroughly sur veyed this river-line, and lielng a tele graph-engineer of great practical experi eiice, as well as operator and manager; and as be lielieves in its feasibility, aud not only reports favorably u.aiu it, but is willing to undertake its construction and operation, we have no hesitation In indorsing it, and in urging upon tbe people of Memphis the practical help iu suli criptions to tbe capital stock necessary to make it a sueces. It will only take about twenty thousand dollars to do this, and that ought to be all taken by our mercliauts, with the de'erminatiou to exttud the line as the needs of the public shall demand it. We urge this enterprise upon our people, aud trust our contemporaries of Helena, Friars Point, and all other river points will continue to piess it until they are in telegraphic communication with the rest of the world. FOB OIK KK II A VIS. Our chamber of commerce, which meets this afternoon, should, by all means, make arrangements to distribute at the Vienna exposition a pamphlet' printed in the Uermau, French and Italian languages, containing a map of tbe country tributary to Memphis, and a description of its resources. The country tributary to Memphis, in a commercial sense, is that sec tion known as West Teuueasee, North Mississippi, North Alabama and Pastern and Southern Arkansas. A full aud complete description of this section of the couutry, with a map showing the railroad connections with Memphis as a center, would have no little effect iu inducing immigrants to leave the old world aud seek their fortunes iu Tennessee. Tbe northwest ern States are alive to the importance of this subject, and have circulated throughout Eurof just such docu ments, producing golden fruits. Now that the chamber of commerce has sent delegates to Vienna, it should furnish them with a pamphlet for distrilmtion such as we have suggested. Will they uot take the matter under advisement to-day? Fpi ions Ai'PKAiy It is said that the merchant and his business arc to be fa vored, and that all the interests of the pttblic are identified with him. And so it is said of the capitalist. But so it is also said of the mechanic and the farm er, and just as well. The fact is, all in terests are interwoven. Yet no one in terest should be favored to the injury of all or any others. Injury to rial estate is generally very fatal, bamm vital and permanent. The merchant, dealer in good or cotton, is but a middle-man especially here, where we do not manu facture. He may go away with his earn ital to-day, and another will 00 ne in his place to-morrow. If all such men should leave Memphis with (heir capital this very spring, as many would come with their capital next fall, as surely as the birds of r.rey gather to the carcass, or capitalists come to where there is trade. These forty millions of pickings from the white "fields around Memphis would bring forty million of other dollars in other hands. These millions of jieople who eat, drink and wear would draw other merchants with their rich millions of merchandise to supply their wants and to "get gain." Hut I propose to examine the railroad projects them selves, as to their routes, etc. The news papers and newspajier writers and "citizens' meeting" seem not well agreed, either as to routes or objects to be attained. The " meeting," while dis cussiutt a road to Augusta, for White river valley, ultimate their action (as if by unilerstanrtingi in a project to connect Memphis, with Jackson port, and then appoint a committee of commercial gentlemen to determine tbe railroad question of route, etc, etc, to that place, and to take subscriptions to themselves as trustees, so that first, the said questions may be wisely settled, and, tecond, that said funds may be kept in and applied by safe bands, pay able to no company and to uo definite object, and leaving Tate, Dorsey, Ford and their diree!ors,and all other ra'lroad men, engineeis, md " tbe rest of man kind" out of the question. But, it is well, at least, that the money to lie so raised (save the mark), will be safe from misappropriations, and that the routes, etc, will be well settled by the eugineer-railroad-merchaut - committee - " trus tees." From the newspapers, however. "KausasCity" isevideiitfy meaut,niuri.' thau the aforesaid "Valley" or "Augus ta." And, iudeed, it could hardly lie thought reasouable to build a road to bring out a few thousand lales of cotton, the work of a few days, and that when tbe best water way and a few miles down stream would bring them to a road already built. Poor Trezevaut was for "Augus ta," but tbe wires were worked for Kan sas City and Shreveport by au uu breathed independent "joint route" across the liottom, and then to "di verge," Forest City and Brinkley, p :.av! Starting from either of tlteni would give a direct, short, cheap con nection of White river with Memphis; but, pshaw! White river! aud the words "direct, short and cheap" were silly words wheu two million to three mill ion eislit hundred thousand dollars more may be made to ride the real estate of this ground-down people! Augusta may hang her harp on the "willows." Then, now to the real matter. 1 say, too, let us have a road to tbe northwest aud one to the southwest. And the feat inquiry is, ought they to le built on au ot her line across the bottom? Drought they to diverge from tbe Little liock road already built at great exjiense, say fifty thousand dollars a mile, equal to two million dollars? If there were meaus to build another, it were an unnecessary and wasteful expenditure to build it at pres ent, aud the bare proposition shows the visionary leuueuc 01 (iiw iucuukiu it. Public cousiileratious, ami uo otner, should govern this object. As the pres ent road runs nearly west, it is most ui table as a common line for roads thus II mii and, difficult as it will be to get money, limited as are and must be the resources, 110 thoughtful man would give a dollar for so wild a project as on orVier line, itself an augury of utter fail ure at tiie stait. But this aside, is it not bad railroad policy to form any junction at all with the Cairo road, until you are ready io cross It, especially so far north as Jacksonport? What would be the effect? Why, to turn trade into that road to St. Louis aud Cairo, and not to bring ti-ade to the city of Mem phis. How so? Just precisely as tbe roads east of Memphis take to St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, or New York, the trade that before came to Memphis. All the cotton of Uibson, Madison and Hardeman coun ties, and north Mississippi, was hauled here in wagons, and, now, since tbe Central road was built, how much of it comes here? White river and Jackson port occupy the very same relation to us west, as do those districts east aud southeast. The Arkansas merchant, furnished with all rail, will go to St Louis or Cairo to trade, aud will send the cotton there, too, or straight OU to its destination north. He will get hi: goods from and send his cotton to the same place that we get from, aud send to, witnout coming to us as minute meu, unless necessitated to do so for conven ience, uot interest. Keep away, then, from the Cairo road, till you are readv to cross it, and then cross it further south, goiug through a lietter country, unless you wish to turn the trade from Memphis, and so commit suicide. The same reasoning and experience and ob servation apply to any direct connection with Kansas City, but with increased force; for, if a road le built there, that city will likely control it more thau we. She will, hence, control the trade, and can beat us two to oue in offering in dii. ements for it We will necessarily get our produce from there. She will force us to do M by the management of tiie roaa.ano; tiecatise, also, our cheapest city market. For the same reasons v ill tbe trade al! along the line go there; and where that goes tbe cotton goes. But. instead of this, take your road into the rich couutry Ixicc of Kansas City, that ouilds up that city, and so, also, hack of St. liouis, and get your prance from first hands from the producer or bis agent at the depots ami bring it, with out paying the middle men of Kansas Cityjfor handling it directly to Memphis, and to be able to sell as that city sells, and thereby to bring the trade here that would otherwise go there. You would then have coutrol of the road thus loca ted, and would command these advan tages without successful rivalry or com jietitiou, and, at the same time have, by other roads crossing yours, easy com munication with Kansas City for all needful purposes. Another great ad vantage, also, from such location would be, that a little farther on you would connect with the Pacific road from Kansas City, about two huudred miles west of that city, and with other roads from the west aud southwest and north east, so forming with them pretty direct Hues to the Pacific and elsewhere with out direction. Memphis. Kan Francisco is bothering her muni cipal brain over a periJexing question, which she oddly designates by the name of hoodlumism. To obtain an under standing of her trotrhles a little exp ana tiou as to the meaning of the word ami its derivation is necessary. The half grown youths who infest society, annoy peaceable people, destroy property and make themselves generally useless and burdensome, are knowu as "hoodlums.' A hoodlum, therefore, is a juvenile row dy, which .-at; Francisco finds it diffi cult to govern cr suppress the latter be ing tbe more desirable object of the two. Several professional gentlemen of that city lawyers, divines, teachers have made public addrtsses on the vexed problem of the cause and cure of hood lumism. Hon. Frank M. Pixley, form riu ITnirml KiHtoa district-attorney, mms to have nscertAilUsi at least the .-,!!-. of this nMMML a.-id in his ex planation of it is anything but compli mentary to tbe Argonauts e1840, about whom Bret Harte Is lectn nng. Mr. I'ivlcv suvs that California W as origi nally "settled by gamblers, and tat that early passion has continued to the pres ent time "till we may almost say b "-day that our population is composed of g''m" biers." According to Mr. Pixley tie immigrants of later years, however gooy and pure they were on entering their new homes, have liecome demoralized as if by iuiiociilatioii, so that while to day San Krauci-co has a few patient toilers, con teat to work industriously and live honestly, the great proportion of her business is to gamble. and her money is always ready for adventures that promise a rich though illegitimate and unlawful return Mr. Pixley. after this severe commentary on San Francisco's composition, sums up in the following style: "Aud in the face of all this de moralization, is it any cause for surprise that our boys and girls do not grow up Lbe models'of virtue and propriety ? We have withdrawn from them the restraints of a strict discipline of moral example, and we wondtr that they take advan tage of their freedom. We have excused them from labor by not haviEg provided employment for them. We furnish them with but few rational and cheap amusements, and we are vexed that tbey seek those that are not innocei.it. We are indignant because they do uot avoid their snares. We furnish billianl rooms, whisky-salooDs, dance-cellars, melodeons and brothels all over our town, and affect to be surprised that they produce such fatal result. What right has that father who respects noth ing human or divine, who has uo re ligion, and no regard for the religion of another, who lives by his wits, has no legitimate business, who has no Sabbath for himself, who has cultivated no taste for domestic life, who drinks at public saloons, wl o uses profane language, who avoids honest industry for himself and does not by his conduct seem to honor its possession by another how shall such a father exjiect his sou to grow up tbe model of industry, temperance, hon esty and honor? All this is rather rough on the. social organization of Sau Fran cisco, but there seems to be considerable truth in Mr. P.'s statements, and cer taiuiy bis conch?ions are logically drawn. Now, no such charges as those made by Mr. Pixley can be brought against the settlers of Washington. Everything we know of them goes to prove that they were a God-fearing, law abiding class. And yet Washington has her couiplemeut of hoodlums white and colored hoodlums, male and female hoodlums, political and social hood lums all of them more or less annoy ing to the better class of her citizens. The memliers of the press gang not that of Fourteenth street of the hay scales of Capitol Hill and of the pull backs of the western section are nothing more than hixidlums lawless hoodlums. Still our citizens have not leeu bother ed much by them for several months past, thanks to the efficiency of the po lice force, and it is to lie hojied that for the future they will give still less trouble. TARTAR WOUEN. J. Q. A. Warren has no idea of aban doning his suit againat General Fre mont, of the Memphis and El Paso rail road company, for false imprisonment in Paris. He only awaits evidence from France to prosecute with energy. Ptjor Fremont. Kacine was dining one day at the ta ble of Mme, de La Fayette, when he ex pressed the opinion that a good poet could inspire compassion for an atrocious criminal. All that was necessary, he added, was delicacy of expression and sound judgment to diminish the horror felt for the iniqities of Medea or Phedre, and even to render them attractive. The compauy protested against such a doc trine, and characterized it as a paradox. "You will see," said the poet, "that I am speaking seriously," and in due time he produced the piece. But while I'hedre was written to make the crim inal attractive, Dunias'a La Femme de Claude is intended to justify the crime of a man who kills an unfaithful wife. It was a woman who exposed Charles Reade's plagiarism from Dean Swift, and to whom this geuial author applied such honeyed phrases as "a trickster, a scurrilous skunk, a pseudonym uncle." tie calls himself "an old gentleman honorably connected with letters." Gen tlemen in this country are not in the habit of using such epithets as Mr. Beade employs. His critic modestly suggests for h s consideration, the title of one ol his early tales, "It is never too late to mend." A New York telegram Saturday says that no new developments have been made as to tbe mysterious death of Charles Ooodncb, of Brooklyn. It is now hinted that a woman might have something to do with it. A short time agoGoodrich had a quarrel with a woman living near him. She afterwards left. Subsequently he was known to receive letters from a womaii that were left for him at a neighboring bouse. TOMLINSON'S INSURANCE AGENCY, TOMLINSON'S INSURANCE AGENCY, No. 17 Madiaou Street. QUEEN INSURANCE CO. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, CAPITAL, - - SIO.OO0.OO0 ASSETS IN UNITED STATES, $722,413 11. ROYAL INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, CAPITAL, - - - $10,000,000 ASSETS IN UNITED STATES, $1,300,000. A Picture of !$erratns Magnus's Style of Women. The livesof Asiatic women of the high er classes are thoroughly aimless and uneventful, their only business being to eat, dress and sleep. Their costume is very rich silk and satin, sleeves lieiug verv large aud long, sometimes falling as low as the ground; the upper part of these roiH-s embroidered 111 front witn sold. Over this they wear a kind of ca pote, verv wide, and generally made of golil hro'-aite or r-ome similar stun, gor geously embroidered. They wear on the head a silk cap, bordered with fur, whih hangs down on one side, and ends in a point having a golden tassel attach ed to it; luis cap is sometimes adorned with precious stones and ancient gold and silver coins. Their hair falls be hind in long tresses, the ends of which are tied up with bows of ribbon. Some times these tresses are covered with long bands, to which are attached various coins and ornaments. Tbey wear, more over, a profusion of pearls, necklaces, gold and silver bracelets, ear-rings, fln- ger-riugs, chains, etc. The dress of one lady of rank including jewelry, frequent ly costs no less tha'i a thousand pounds English extravagance thus duds a par allel, though to be sure, our belle seems to have more inducements to squander money recklessly for the purpose of self- adorument than their Tartar sisters, who arc kept entirely secluded iu the houses and harems of their parents and husbands. Tbey are allowed to remove their thick vein m their bedrooms aloue; uot their brothers nor eveu their own uncles aud cousins are permitted to be hold their features, ine principal 111 terest thev have iu lite is a desire to please their exacting lords, ami to this ta-k all their energies are bent. They use cosmetics deelv and spend hours in dressing, varying the monotony of their dozing existence by making and drink ing copious drafts of strong green tea. and consuming quantities of sweetmeats aud other rich mixtures. They have no aim-, no u imiMlions, tew pleasures, and yet are happy, it is true that with en lightenment comes discontent? NOTICE. "vWLNii TO MY ILL-HKALTH 1 AM V cotui elUtl toj retire from business, ami 1 have I his Way sttld out my entire iiiterefet in ine mm 01 uogan, iseiaen a t o. to U. EL Hicks ud Dr.Zaeb tUggm Jr., of lue firm of Hick", Ur'-i it Co. HmnkiUK the nalrors of Koioi. Seidell A Co. lor their liberal pat.oa u!" c:i !i,;,,l ;. ilieui for several years, anil truiling (bat tbey will continue to extend Hie same lavors.Io Hie new Orui, 1 remain wry rcspectiutly, J. W. KOOAN. Memj ; is, Ten i... March 13, U73. M. L. Ski. 01 N, late of Kogan, Seldeu Co. O. U. H! ks, lata of Hielrs, Kisrgs Co. Zacu Bl.,., Jr., lute of Hicks, luggs dt Co. SELUEX, HICKS & CO., Wholesale tirocers. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, 32 Front Mreel. Memphis. Ten a. -.B. Hicks and Dr. Zacb Biggs, Jr., or the Arm of Hicks Biggs A Co., having bought out the entire interest of Col. J. W. Rogau, in the firm of Rogan, Seldeu & Co., tbe busi ness In tbe future wlli be conducted under tot Hi in name and style of Seldeu, Hicks A Co., at the old stand of Kogan, sieldeu d- Co., XX Front, street. Memphis. March 16, 1873. rahl6 d.i Motiee to Stockholders. OFFICB OF ") MERCHANTS 1NSUKANCK COMPANY, Mkmioi M, IHI. March ii, 17. ) AN election for Nine Directors of the " Bank of Commerce" will be held til this office 011 THCK.SDAY NKXT, the 27th iustant. between tbe hours of 111 a. in. and 3 p.m.; after which tbe busineaa of this Com pany will be merged inlo that of said Bank, and stockholders of this Company only will b; entitled to vote at said election. By order R. A. 1'AKKKK, Secretary. B DISSOLUTION. Y the death of Lewis Amis, Jr., February 1, 1S73, the firm of Usher, Amis k Co. was thai dav dissolved. AU parties baviug claims against the Arm will please present them for settlement or adjustment, within the time required by law ; and all parties owing said firm rnuHC come lorward and settle, as It Is very important the old business should be wound up as soon as possible. T A. Fisher, the surviving partner, is alone authorized to receipt for or settle any claims of said con cern. He having purchased the stock of the old firm, proposes to continue the business at their place, corner of Adams aud Second streets. 1 Invite all who may waul Marble or Stonework don. to call and see me, promising to give them sa'.lsfaction. rami T. A. FISHER. Established 1806. Rifle and Pistol Factory. Brouaugh M. Deri tiger & Co., (HuccesHoin to Henry Derlnger), Hole Mi.u lacturer ol DIIDUII IliKINOKK I'lM'Ol.M, IH'7. tun, tfll I mi. mind street, in ihe rear of ti l North 1-is.iii sued, I'biladelpbM, feun. GLOBE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE GO. 258 AND 260 BROADWAY, 1MUW YORK. ASSETS, ::::::: $3,213,185 fS PROFESSIONAL DR. R. L. LA SKI. PIIYSICIAX, SURGEON AMD ACCOUCHES. OFFICE, OS ONION ST.: RESIDENCE, IH Main street (tiayoso Block). Office hours from s to 1(1 a.m. ami from :i to p.m. Special ties: Children and Female Disease. Urad uated at the University of Berlin (Oerraany), and has more than thirty years' practical ex. pertence. Vaccination daily at nla office, be i,wen land 4o'lekp.m. dan BOOTS SHOES STRAW GOODS. JNO. W. THOMPSON JNO. W. r.;F A L K N E THOMPSON & FALKNEB, ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW, Ripley, Mississippi. SPECIAL and prompt attention given t collections in Tippah and adjolnln conn tie. Kefer to Colonel n. a. Plnaim. Colonel T.B Dtllard, Southworth, Thayer a ,... Memphis FREEMAN RANDOLPH ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, SABDIft, BI9WI88IPPI. 99T References: Esteo, Filer A Ptnaon, M.t-.Meachiira. H-oolen C lv2fl H. B. S. WiLLIAMS, Attorney ax Ij."w, llffirt-Ho 13 : ' Ht Lee Bit a . MEMPHIS. : : : : TF.NNESHEE T. W. BROWN. HAKRY M. HII.L, Lte of Boli ,-ar, V- . .-. Brown & Hill, ATTORNEYS-AT- LAW, OFFICE : No. 35 MADIS03 STREET Memphis. : Tenneiiftee. HARDWARE. t. t o :lve jlmT nr sohnt, GENERAL AGENT, No. 17 Madison Street, : Memphis, Teun. LOSSES ADJUSTED IN MEMPHIS AND PROMPTLY PAID PIANOS ORGAIiS MUSIC. GRK1T SOITHWFTERS MEMPHIS DEPOT OF THI Hackett Manafacturi' Company's Marnleiaed, Enameled and Plain IROX MXTELS, Hackett Patent Grates, Hackett Patent Frank. Itn Stoves, Plain and Enameled UraUa, H. HATNER, No. 342 Serf-rind st. Memphia. TenBMKe- 1873 ! MARCH 1873 SPRING SEASON TRADE! We are iiow ready for the Trade with our usual Heavy Htrx.-k of BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS Whi h we offer to Merchants at our CUSTOMARY LOW PRICES. Also, a Hue line of For Men, Women anil 'hil.lren'n wear, which will he sold at satisfactory prices to the MERCHANTS' TRADE ONLY. HILL, TERRY & MITCHELL 32 MAI5T ST., MEMPHIS, WHOLESALE GROCERS. M. L. MEACHAM. J. B. POBTOS. A. W. E. E. MKACIIAM M. L. MEACHAM & CO.. WHOLESALE GROCERS. AJTD AOKJTTS FOR SALT COMPANIES. No. 9 U1YI0N STREET, Memphis, Tennessee, Have received 5000 harrels SALT by barge, and offer the name low to the trade before storing, o Xi TO MERCBCA-RTTS OKi'LY . JOB PRINTING. FRANKLIN JOB PRINTING HOUSE MUSIC HOUSE AjTp 11 Jffly CHICKERING PIANOS! ESTEY ORGANS! NEW MUSIC! H. G. HOLLENBERG, 2U SECOND STREET LUMBER DEALERS. J. E. KIRTXAND M. KIBTLaH D J. E. KIRTLAND & BRO., DEiVXiEIlS I2NT LUMBER, SHIN6LES, LATHS, DOORS SASH ZOIIISTIDS, MOLDINGS, FRAMING LUMBER AND LATTICE Nos. 109 and 111 Union St., below Second, BILLS CI T TO ORDER. : MEMPHIS, TE3WESSEE mw Orilm from tb connlry oliril ami promptly flllel. THE CENTRAL BAPTIST. THE CENTRAL BAPTIST, A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILX WEEKLY. A Large Folio, Thirty-Sis Columns. o JOHN HILL LUTHER, Editor. o Filled with Interesting Matter from Beginning to En-1, 1'ertaining to CHURCH INTERESTS, THE SUMUY SCHOOL, THE FARM A GARDEN, THE U05 SEUOLD, LITERATURE, ART AND SCIENCE, SECULAR NEWS, THE MAhKETS, ETC. Sub&cribe for it ! Terms, $2 50 per Year, in Advance ! SEND FOR SPEC -MEN COPY. ADDRESS LUTHER & TEASDALE, PUBLISHERS, ST. LOUIS, MO. NEW FIRM. NEW FIRM! NEW GOODS! HOLLOWELL, CROCKETT & HALLER, WHOLESALE NOTIOHS AND WHITE 600DS, No. 298 Main Street, Memphis, Tenn. BOOTS AND SHOES. I3EI BBST IS THE CBHESj&JPfS&T1. A. G. DENNIS, BOOTS and SHOES! OF THE BEST QUALITY 0SLY KEPT AT THIS HOUSE, 292 RXetlX). St., IVXrllo BlOOK. BOOK BINDERY BLANK BOOK MANUFACTORY 8. C. TOOF, Proprietor, No. 15 West Court Street MEMPHIS, : : : TENNESSEE The altention of the Merchants and Bnnlnew Men of Memphis, North MisMmlpp;, Aiabaii... ftn.l Arkansas, is particularly called to the Hupuiior faeliitim of this house for exe cuting orders for all kinds of JOB PRINTING! Plain, Fancy and Ornamental, such as Pam phlets, Constitutions, By-Laws, Blanks, Circu lars, Bill-Headis Business and ishow Cards, Letter Heads, Envelopes, Shipping Tags, La bels, Receipts, checks, Wedding Cards, Ball Tickets, Invitations, bijAnb: Ledger?, journals, Cash Books. PRICES LOW AS THE LOWEST Perfect satisfaction icnnrsoleeil in every Instance. A call and an examination of my specimen Is respectfully solicited. TOOT?, frop'tr STOVES. FILLET'S FAMOUS OAK SLEDGE, McKAY & GO. Cotton Factors, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, So. 371 and 373 JUIS ST., JIEHPHIS, Ofler to tbe trade of Memphis ami Merchants of the Country A LARCE AND SUPERIOR SUPPLY OF GROCERIES, AT PRICES AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE Ol THE TRADE, consisting in part of Flour of all Grades and Brand. SusrarJ Louisiana. Deniarara and all srradei ol' Wnite Sugar. JMolaNsea and Syrup, all grade and price. Sack and barrel Salt. Tobacco all grades; superior assortment. Bulk Pork, S. C. Hams and cask Bacon. Coffee and Teas all grades. Bagginsr. Ties and .aiis. Lard Tierce. Half Barrel. Keg. Bucket and Tin-pail . Wbik.vall grades; none superior in market. Oysters, Canned Fruit. Raisin and Cheee. Candle and Soap, at Cincinnati price. And all other Goods kept in a nrst-clas Grocery House. O V FARGASON & CLAY, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COTTON FACTOES TTAVB REMOVED TO 369 Front street, eor. Gayoso and Clinton ONE SQUARE SOUTH OF OLD STAND, : IE1PHIS. HARDWARE AND CUTLERY. 1873 1873 BARBOUR & SIMPSON, IMPORTERS 1SD JOBBERS OF 223 Seeond Street, leinphi, Tenn. WE take th.s opportunity to offer to our customers oar n.-know. patronage since oar commencement in busine ss, with tne at tinue to fnrniah all goods in oar line at as LOW PRICES as any hoi We would call youx attention to the following leading goods, present season, o: which we have a large and complete antoruncut : eir liberal i will con- Tide of the Wama and Trace ( li.iia.". WeaVes and Harrow Teeth, Mhuvel aad Sweep Blades, (iarden Hors and Rakes, Cotton and nooi tunlx. Axes and floes. Blind Bridles, flow Castings, Cotton Sweeps, Lap Knur. Hames and Collar", Mioreis and SpauVs, Cotton Serapers, Rf pairing Links, Hollo ware Casting, ABE MADE SOLELY BY THE Excelsior Manufacturing Company St, Louis. Missouri, -r nETTEK rnnifiNR SO fK.l dk it chrswr uaicher than any stove of same cost-. ARK ALWAYS OAK ? -'-Low-Pmed, Reliable. AND OPERATK TKItKHtTLT. WILL DO YOUR -rnnif iNR cheap ,f, c QUICK AND CLEAN. ALWAYS WARRANTED, : Toak-; ; AND NOLO BT K. t KUI IS ART A C O. Memphis. : Tennessee. COTTON FACTORS LATEST STYLES RECEIVED WEEKLY KKOM MANUFACTURERS. I KEEP NO poor, worthless makes, but make a specialty of I II tt-M A lK MM AM l sHOKN. A good Boot or Shoe Is Cheaper at its worth than a p.xr article at cheap price. This is the oldest Boot and Sl.oe Mouse in tbe city, and li:A always been noted for the BEST UUALITY OF BOOTS AND SHOES. felS d s w DENTISTRY. Dentistry. DR. J. B. WASSON continues to practice Dentistry at No. G6 Monroe street, near corner of Second. Special attention given to Oral Surgery and all diseases pertaining to the Mouth, Ouius and XewUi. His long experience and practice of relieving severe pain and ach ing teeth instantly, without extracting or des troying nerves, should be considered, as thou sands of teeth are extracted through ignor ance and recklessness that can be saved with proper knowledge and skill. N. B. strangers will please note my name, " J. B. Wasson, D.D 8., and office No. SU Mon roe street," and thus avoid iranosition in r sirailnrltv nC names. Bluff City Nursery, Poplar Street WE offer at the lowest prices. Geraniums, Heliotropes, Paiisies, Kuchlas, Verbe nas, Lantanas, Roses, et. Healthy, weli ro itfd Roses, if) cents each, or IK M per iimu, DRAWING, HAVANA ROYAL LOTTERY. GRAND EXTRAORDINARY DRAWING! FOR 22a APRIL. IH13. Only 10,000 Tickets awl 2097 Prlsea, amounting to 81,300,000. ONE PRIZE OF 500,000: ONE OF (100,000; One of 9S0.UU0; Two of S2&.00U; Four of Jlll.OU); Twelve of 85000, and the rest ol J1000. 810, 'AtO and $100. For plans, nice of tickets and all informa tions, address to BORN 10 A BRO., 77 OK ill street, New Orleans, La. MANCEL BORNl'i, First Subcoileclor of Loticrlea for Kxpona- 1 tlon In Havana. mef Persons wlnlilnt to secure tickets should i semi their outers 'o Messrs. ISoKfUO BlUk, with all possible anticipation. Wi, I John T. Stratton, late Stratum, Jnmes & Co John L. Wki.i.fokd, !io Graham A Wellford STRATTON & WELLFORD, COTTON FACTcS AND Commissftloii Merchants 6 and Went Court St., MEMPHIS, t ! ; ; : TENNESSEE LIME. & RIDER fc DEME, Mannfactnrf rs of the Celebrated ALABAMA LIME AND DEALERS IN Cement, Plaster, Hair, Tiles Fire Brick and Ciay, Hay, Cora, Bran No. 31 8 Front Street Manilla and Cotton Hop?, etc., etc. 'AVEiiY," "DIXIE" and "GRAND DETOUR" PLOWS Together with a large and varied assortment of SHELF HARDWARE, CUTLERY, GUNS, ETC., ETC TWe Holiclt a call and examination of our extensive dixplay of Samples." I 1873 1842 TBS OLDEST HARDWARE HOUSE IN A. J. WHITE & CO. DEALERS IS AND IMPORTERS OF HARDWARE & CUTLERY GO a a- B t o 3 : :- S 2 Ik I I a ; ! ? in r H H S 3 ? O X Ifo. 234 Front St., Memphis, Tenn Orders from Country Merchants Promptly Attended to. ORGIIX BROTHERS & CO., WHOLESALE HARDWARE, SIO and 812 FRONT STKJEET, Memphis. We have in store a large stock of Hames, Traee and Wagon Chain, Collars, Backhand. Iron and Steel Plows, Shove Blades, Single and Double Trees, -Plow Lines, Clevises, Lap Rings, Wedges, Harrow Teeth, etc., etc., to the trade at low prices. THE SOUTHERN SHIELD. SALE OF LAND. "Y virtue or authority vested in me, which X la recorded in the Keiter s office of Shelby county, Tenn., book No. 86, page 113, 1 will offer for sale, to the hlgheat bidder, for cash, upon Ihe premlNea, six mllee from Mem phlx, Macon road, on THUB8DAY, APRIL 10, 1878, lot 21, of the in IkII vision of the John Pope larm, coiiIhiiuiik 22-IHJ aereH. tub. A. K. fVfU. THE SOUTHERN SHIELD PUBLISHED AT HELENA, ARKANSAS, BY . K.. TJNjDESRWOOD cfc CO. Established in 1840. (The Oldest Paper in the State, except the tiazett,) IS THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM For Merchants nI Busine s Men of Memphis, OF ANY jPAjPEB IH ARKANSAS. Order iter Advert tains or itcrIi:Wu l-li at the Pebdy Motel, or malli d to Helena, will receive prompt attOBtloc.