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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL VEDNE8BAY, APEIL 16, 1873.
fl EM PHIS APPEAL WEDX'SDAY aOBXISW. APRIL VIKI.OU rOUTKD. The political caldron begins to boil in Virginia. The aspirant are heaping fuel under the pot, and soon the tiref will be flaming aud the waters bubbling The disi iiu tive leature of the approach ing canvass in Virginia are that it in volves the ejection of a legislature which is to choose a United States senator in the pl-oe of John Lewis, and the enact ment of a free railroad law which shall take the building of railroads out of the hands of a few monopolist, and give in gress to the northern companies now txt king admission into the State. The latter issue, particularly, has a tendency to demolish all iarty lines, and partic uiariy influences the conservatives. The latter claim that on the presidential election their vote fell one hundred thousand short Personal considerations in the nomina tion for governor will alao enter largely into the contest. The ex-Confederates are emerging from their obscurity, and their names are being generally used for various leading positions. R. M. T. Hunter, who was chairman of the sen ate finance committee prior to the war, it- mart prominently mentioned as the i "M-rva'ivc candidate for I'nited States senator, while Ex-Confederate Commis sioner Ould seems to stand the best chance for the gubernatorial nomina tion. But the candidates for governor are numerous. Among tbetihcr name suggested are the following: Ex-Governor William Smith, of Fauquier, who served in the federal congress for a num ber of term; Colonel R. E. Withers, former editor of the Lynchburg Jtews, who served with distinction in the con federate service; Hon. John Ooode, of the Norfolk bar, and an ex-metnber of the confederate congress; the present Lieutenant-Governor, John, L. Marye; Hon. Thomas H. Boeook, of Lynchburg, ex-member of congress, both at Wash ington and Richmond; General James L Kemper, who figured prominently in General Pickett's famons charge at Gettysburg; General James A. Walker Hon. J. R. Tucker, ex-attorney general of the State. The Repub licans are split up between the Hughes and the Lewis factions. The former is a candidate for governor, and is opposed by General Wickham, vice- president of the Chespeake and Ohio railroad, whose nomination is said to be favored by President Grant. The strife between the friends of thee aspirants is decidedly bitter. The friends of Wick ham assert that Hughes cannot get the full Republican vote. The Conserva tives are also complicated by a railroad struggle Itetweeu Thomas H. Scott and his opponents on the question of a free railroad law: but it is probable that these trouble will be harmonized in both par ties, and a fair trial of strength had be tween them. The State will be stumped from one end to the other, and from present indications the contest will be full of excitement. We ncti that the Radicals are urging their favorites on ac count of their excessive loyalty, and that the friends of some of the Conser vatives base the claims of their favor ite' on their confederate record. We had cherished the hope that the coun try was rid of these issues. The war is over, and candidates should be selected on account of their horn-sty, capacity and the? views they entertain on national and State policy and without any reference to their war record. The evils of such a contest were made manifest pending the can vass for congressman for the State at large in Tennessee last fall. Rebels who were anxious to vote for Johnson were driven to the support of Cheatham, te-cau-e bis confederate record was as sailed, and Union men who would gladly have supported the regular nomi nee voted for Johnson because Lis Union record was assaulted. The result was a feud between the original Union men and the rebel ele ment who had so long warred together upon Radicalism. For years the " truly loyal " fanatics of the north have emu lated Lord Chatham's swathed limbs and crutch, or sometimes more am bitious still, they fancy themselves, like the dying Moorish chieftain who har rangut 1 hi" troops from a litter, and prated about their patriotism while abusing the rebels. But the day for such deraagoguery has Since the recent decision supreme court of the United erasing the word of " traitor ten upon the backs of the confederates, and especially slnoe General Gordon, of Oeurgia, has recently temporarily acted as Viet-Preeideut of the United States, rebels have no fear M to the verdict of posteri ly. So long ae they were stigm a tized ai- traitors, just so long did the people vindicate and elevate them. But now they need no defense, and a southern man should no more be elected to ofHce on account of his confederate record than a northern man should be elevated because of his loyalty. In Virginia, candidates should be selected on account of their honesty, capacity, and the views they entertain on questions of public policy, no matter whether they were confederates or fed erals. The future elections in Tennes see will have reference to these is sues. That the prosperity of a State de(er;(i- upon the ability and wisdom of its rulers in a lesson which the people have learned. The war has been closed, and we cherished the hopes until the scramble in Virginia commenced that thedy had arrived when men would be selected as candidates on account of their virtue, intelligence and honesty, and without reference to their records either as confederates or federals-. tagoniatic in their nature; should not occupy the same neighborhood, much less the same vicinage. Advanced civ ilization and Christian charity has stamped them with individuality, while refinement of taste has decided ihey shall not be unseemly monuments of public benevolence. What struck us particularly in the proceedings of the court was the nonchalance with which ;he erection of an insane hospital was onsigned over to the commissioners of the poor-house, -with orders to do the thing and pass overtbe bill for judgment at the next quarterly term 1 Now, it is a grave thing to undertake "suitable uildings,' for thirty or forty lunatics. It depends on what the court under stands by "suitable buildings." If they comprehend what those familiar with such things mean, then we suggest that from ten to twenty thousand dollars is the least sum required to begin with, if they desigu to make it a permanent thing. If it is proposed simply to erect n place of confinement, a comfortable uisonhouse, a less sum may answer; but, in that case, don't let us call it an asylum. We do not mean by anything said to censure any one, for we do not know but that the court concurs with us in our opinions. They certainly have allowed the commissioners latitude enough to meet all the demands in the way of an insane hospital. No limit is placed on (heir outlay for it, and no dictation as to any plan they may adopt, except as to location, and that may 1 well enough . We only desire to suggest that the commissioners may duly consider hat they have to do, and by com mencing right, to lay us the foun dation of a creditable and perma nent institution not something behind the times and to be condemned and ig nored in a few years. They are sensible and practical men, and we but utter the sentiment of the community when we assure them that they will be com mended by all and heartily supported in their efforts to give us one monument worthy of our people an honoi to them selves and a lasting blessing to the most sdly-etriehen of our fellow mortals. SILVER-LEAD. The Mines of Arkansas now Attracting Attention and Creating Great I'm ilom. -r.t. Predictions of Pure SMvn in the clnitr or Little Bock and the Cairo and Fnlton Railroad. VI FLOODS IN ARKANSAS. of the States, writ- UI K I.NSJA5F. That part of the proceedings of the county court having reference to the erection of a county insane asylum, has attracted a gre&l deal of attention. The necessity for it is indisputable, and has been urged ujwn the consideration of the court by Dr. Allen, the physician wh has charge of our insane, in every report he has made. One of the dispar aging features of our county and city, in Wie tyts of the intelligent and humane, in the character of our public buildings geuerally, and more ei)ecially those ce ileated to charitable uses. Our hospitals and others have been discreditably incommodious in ex tent and arrangements; indeed, in ever" characteristic of such institu tions. Suddenly there seems to have arisen a peremptory demand, springing from a correct and impatient public sen timent, for reform and improvement in this direction, and danger arises, lest under this impulse haste may seriously damage the proper execution of toe things designed. A respectful regard for moder n opinions as to the character of charitable institutions demands for them parLcolar carefulness in their erection. Jtaey cannot be hastily planned, or hur W!y Javii. The peculiarities which lures in ouiwaru siruc- ternal arrangements, and undlngs are matters urest determination. for the sick, 'risarefi home and poor-houses, nt fenga. They are not le. aJ?y are. indeed, an- bbu asp. tore, aPi genefw Jfu&i intArwAv'tftiri The White, Little Red and Arkansas Rivers Rampant. lnother Morm the tJreat at Augusta Argenta, Railroad Center. WHITE B1VEK. From the Searcy Record. The river is out of its banks, and the steamboats can again honor our lauding with their majestic looks. Wehope the river will continue to be navigable until our merchants can get on their spring and summer stock of goods, and not have to undergo the trouble they had to eudure last season. ANOTHER STORM . r"rom Hit.' Augusta Bulletin.: On Monday night last another storm passed over our town, doing more dam age than the one of the Monday night before. It came from the southwest, oiew down several signs and sheds, and striking the parapet wall of R. .T. Price's irocery-ftore, oiew it outward into me treet.with the whole front of the build ing. Our office trembled muchly while we tritd to sing the old nursery song, with a slight change of words "Rocka by baby upon the house-top." THE ARKANSAS, WHITE A-KD LITTLE RED. From tue Little Rock Gazette of Sunday. The recent heavy rains have raised the several rivers in this State to a fear- lul bight. The Arkansas river is now tailing slowly, having been up as high a-, twenty-three feet by the gauve, and owing to the immense body of water has leriously damaged the work of the American bridge company on toe bridge across the river at this city. On Friday last, the extremely high water in the White river swept away one bent of the falsework used in supporting the rail road bridge at White river. Ihe bent swept away was used as a seat for the north end of the draw of the bridge, and as -oon as the water goes down can speedily be repaired. At the time the bent was carried away there were fifty six feetof water at the draw pier. The track above the bridge is also damaged, tiut it is thought to be nothing serious. Reports were current last night that the entire bridge had been swept away, and that a number of miles of the road weie under water. We have it from the best authority that these rumors are false. Jacksonport, which is situated about four miles above White river bridge, is under water, and lioatsare run from one house to another. From the meagre reports received it i impossible to ascer tain the amount of damage done to the place. From the latest reports White river was still rising slowly. Little Red river has been very high, but at present is falling rapidly. It fell four feet Fri- lay. Black river is also reported fall ing. ARQEXTA. The river yesterday afternoon lacked .Unit one foot and a half of overflowing its banks at Argents. The alley leading from the depot down to the ferry landing was filled with water, and the boat was compelled to laud at the lower landing. The Memphis and Little Rock railroad company is making many improve ments about their depot shops and yard. New fences are being buiit, asset)ger aud freight cars repaired, and everv- tbiug presents a scene of busy activity. The wooden crib, which hai been tilled with stone and used as a breakwater by the American bridge ompany to protect their bridge cylinders in the bridge above this city, and which was carried uway a day or two since by the high water, has been recovered, aud is tied uo on the other side of the river. As soon as the water goes down it will lie taken apart and removed liack to i he Icidge. The ferrymen who earn their living by running skiffs, carry ing passenger.- to aud from this city aud Argenta are meeting with con siderable trouble by the loss of boats. Thev have been compelled, at last. owing to the many thefts, to build little houses on their boats, in which they sleep, to be near aud protect their prop erty. The forty miles of railroad iron belonging to the Fort Smith company, which for the past year or more has teen piled promiscuously in the streets of Ar genta, is at present nearly all removed. It is taken as rapidly as possible to the western daily movable terminus of the road, where it is laid at once. Argenta k now- no more than the Cairo and Ful ton railroad. Every vestige of the road has been removed from that place, not a building remaining to be seen. She sadly misses the business of that road, as it Wits the main support she received. ince the completion ot the road through to the river, the business is transacted at Baring Cross. The Iowa house still continues to breed the bestilential small- ik)I, and has red flags attached to the several corners thereof, as a warning of danger. Argenta is bound to be a city in the course of time, there being about thirty saloons aud half a dozen stores there at present. The school-houses and churches are yet in the dim future. l'rotmble Fatal kit I! rend Accident. Milwatkee, April 14. A train on the Winona and St. Peter railroad ran over a cow this morning, throwing one coach, containing fourteen passengers, off the track, all of whom were more or less bruised, and two are not expected to live. The train was running at the rate of fifteen miles per hour. A distuitch from Key West, Florida, yesterday, announces that the troops in Porto Rico have revolted in favor of the republic, and much confusion has re sulted. The crews of the two American vessels in port have disembarked to re store order. Aid has been asked for from Havana, and two war vessels are about to leave that city. A Minneapolis dispatch of yesterday says: it rained naru an last nrgut, ana i raining hard to-day. The spring is unusually backward. Less than half the wheat is now in the ground, and there is little prospect that the balance will be sown before the first of May. Ad vices from up country say it is snowing at Brainard, but it ia not very cold. From an tJcoudonal Correspondent. Liti'lb Rock, April 14. Your Ar kansas readers no doubt have learned the fact of the singular discovery of lead-silver ore in this eitv. through the excavation of the road-bed of the Cairo and Fulton railroad. Since the first discovery of this vein, about a hundred pounds ot mineral ore have been raised daily per man. Only one opening has yet been made in mining, but a large number of places have been indicated where the metal is supposed to exist. The best in dication of a superabundance of metal is iu the drain in rear of the penitentiary, aud upon the western boundary line of the town, from Jacobi's beer-garden to Fourehe; also in the region of Wright's addition to the city. The most promi nent place for mineral in the county is the region from Jackson station, on the Cairo and Fulton road, to the (iREEN AND HIKKSTON SETTLEMENTS, in the northern portion of the county particularly the entire region in about section 28 S. 3 N. R. 11 W. In fact, at Green's, an old California miner is rais ing about a hundred pounds of blue quartz ore daily. And the miner, "old uncle Johnny," predicted that THE CAIRO AND FULTON MINE will be one of pure silver ore long before they get to the depth of fifty feet with their shafts. Having gave the location of this mineral a thorough study for some time past, particularly the Cairo aud Fulton miues, by close observation daily, and having traveled extensively over the low, hilly country of Arkansas, a word or two of mine would perhaps be of service to the hundreds of people that will engage in a search for THE PHECJOl'S MINERALS a- soon as crops are "laid by" by our agricultural people. Therefore 1 will biiefly describe the outward appearance of the Cairo and Fulton mine first, which is located upon a rocky quartz i flinty ) region, at the elevation of the water-level of "its surroundiugs," and is found side-aud-side of a quartz ledge of rock running east and west, at the depth of ten feet from the surface of the ground. The same can be said in de scription of the Kellogg mine. THE "JOHNNY" MINES, iu the Green aud Fiukerton settlement, is located upon the water-level of a rockv quartz branch, and were first dis covered by George W. Green, an old hunter. The "old black Bill" outcrop, near the old Woodhall saw-mill, five miles southwest of the city, was first discovered by this old negro, ten years aero. In sinking a well upon his nlaee. upon the side of the MIL twenty feet from the surface of the ground in a quartz vein, running north and south. In brief, it is not ad visable to look at the top of our high mountains for ore of this character. It mav be there, but, if so, it has not yet been discovered. As mining will beone of the future great industries of the State, the quicker that some of your peo ple, who are looking in this direction, make their selection and purchases of miuing lands, the less money it will re quire to handle their investments. And, as soon as some enterprising party lo cates a SMELTING FURNACE at this point, they will have all the ore offered them that they can handle, aud which the mining of this ore by our farmers in the hills will be quite a profit to them. They can as well earn five dollars a day as do noth ing after "crop time," in raising the ore than being idle. This sort of stuff is of that character that it does not pay to transport in its crude state, unless freights for transportation co.ild be made to St. Louis, the nearest location of smelting-works, at a mere nominal rate. This mineral region is confined to a ter ritory about twenty miles wide, running from northeast to southwest direction, commencing in THE BULL MOUNTAINS, near Peach Orchard Gap, and passing through the western half of White and eastern half of Conway, and through the center of Pulaski counties, and through Saline, Dallas and ( lark to the southwest portion of the State, and through Hot Springs, Montgomery, ike, Sevier and Scott counties to the Nation. But in no region of this coun try does the appearance of the quartz rock indicate so much the existence of silver as upon the center line of Pulaski county. The country in that region is so miserably poor outside of THE RIVER BOTTOMS that nature evidently intended compen sating the people that would be found around thereabout with an over supply of the precious metals, if they were only not too lazy to search for it; and our'advice is to our rural friends in the hills, that where you find a superabund ance of quartz ledges 1 flinty rocks) in MM lines, edged or fringed with slate upou both sides, is, that when you have nothing else to do, you can employ yourselves at removing the quartz form ation, aud you will find the stuff to exist in its locality. All the capital that is required is patience aud lott of muscle. Business here at this season is very duil. The only changes to note are in the hotel line. The Ashley mansion is in full blast again; aud Davis, of the M.trkham street house, has joined hands Willi the " blue brick,'' a two-doPar-a-day house, corner of Markham, Cum ieriand and Elm streets. hours burning him ; they cut bis toes off and made him swallow them, and then out strips of his skin off his body and made him broil them on the coels and eat them ; and they would roll him iu the coals, and take him out and talk to him, and put him back; at last they built a large fire, put him on the top of it, and let him burn to ashes and that was the last of him. There was not a w aite man that had anything to do with it all negroes. The other three negroes that were killed wefe shot dead on the spot. They knew where the woman was, and would not tell. m DISSOLUTION. FE ARFUL EX PIATION. White Woman Seized and Violated by a Party of Four Xegro Sen. The Principal Death, the Criminal horned Other Three hhot Dead. to A dispatch from Perplguan ttya the Carlist foroe which attacked Plngcardo is in a critical position.; From ihe Aunnstii Ark.' Bulletin. The following letter is from Thomas Warren, of Union county, Arkausas, to J. M.Courtney, of Kearney.Clay county, Missouri, and dated but a few days ago: 1 will tell you now of a horrible murder that took place not far from where I live. It happened about a month ago. There were four negroes concerned in it. A married lady went to a neighbor's house to stay several days. She was not well when she left home, and her hus band told her that he would take care of the children until she came back, but when she got to where she was going there was no one at home but hired men, and she started back. She bad not gone far liefore a negro man stopped her horse, took her off of the horse and hitched it outside of the road, and told her to take the path before him, and he drove aud pushed and pulled her eight miles into the bottom and tied her to a tree and RAVISHED HER. He kept her there three days and nights tied to the tree, and the second day while there she had a child in the woods by herself. She was gone from home three days before her husband went after her. He went over to the house where she had started to go, and when he found she was not there, started home and fouud the horse tied where the negro had left it three days before. He took the horse home and collected some men together, and commenced bunting for her, and the next day they saw two little negroes, who told them that they had seen a negro the day be fore driving a white woman before him down the path. They scattered off to bunt for them, and got so close that the negro went by where the woman was tied, KILLED HER WITH A STICK, and then left her. But they wanton after him, but got off his track. The negro stopped at a house, and asked a negro man and boy if there was any body hunting for a missing lady. They told him, yes, and as he got up to start, they caught him, and started back with him, and met one of the men in pursuit. They made him tell where the woman was. He said be killed her. They then made him take them to where she was. He said they were in sight of her the day before, when the woman fainted, and said she had fainted three or four times while tied, and she begged him to turn her loose, and he would not. They tooK me negro to ner nusoana, and asked him what they must do with him. HE TOLD THEM TO BURN HIM. The man who had him wen all negreet? They built two log-heaps and put him in the middle. They were twenty-four DISSOLUTION. BY the death of Lewis Amis, Jr., February 1, 1S7S, the arm or Fisher, Amis A Co. was that day dissolved. All parties having claims BgalLKt the firm will please present them for -moment or adjustment, within the tin' required by law; and all parties owing saM firm must come forward and settle, as it is vary Important the old business should be wound up as soon as possible. T A.Fisher, the surviving partner, fs 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 and Kecond streets. I invite all who may waut Marble or stonework done to call and see me, prombdng U give t bam satisfaction. roh21 T. a. FlirFP PROFESSIONAL. WM. A.COLLIER. J. P. HOUSTON. COLLIER & HOUSTON, ATTORNET S-AT-LAW, o. 20 Madison Street, MEMPHIS, : : : TEWXESSEE DR. H. It. HOJPSOW Has returned to the city, nnd can be found at hi old office, INTo. 4X Madieon St., Room 9, Planters Insurance Building. JNO. W. THOMPSON JNO. W.TFALKNK THOMPSON fi FALKNER, ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW, Ripley. Mississippi. oPKC'IAL anJ piompl attention given t 15 collections In Tippah and adjolnin counties. Refer to Colonel K. A. Pluoon. Colonel T.H Dlllard, southwortii, Thayer A Memphis FREEMAN RANDOLPH ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ARIUW. KISSTSSIPl!. aar iir ereucea: Estes, Klser A M.f..M-cham. Rootes A Oo; rtnantv COTTON FACTORS John T. Stratton, late Strattxn,'Jame4 Co John L. Wkllvord, late Graham t Wellford 3TRATT0N & WBLLFOSD, COTTON FACTo S " AND Commission Merchants S and S West Court St., MEMPHIS. : ; ; t ; TEffXESSEE SAIL-MAKER. CA8SIDY & MILLER, SAIL MAKERS AND OOTTON DUCK AGENTS, SEW ORLEANS, - LOUISIANA, MANTXF ACTU REBB OF ALL 81ZK8 AND qualities of Tents, Tarpanlins, Wagon-CoTers, Every description of Awnings, Window and Door 8h .Ds: also, Flags or all N ATrous Huntings, all colors, etc. Wholesale lealers In Manilla and Takkrs Ropk, ail sizes from the Plymouth Cordage Company, Ply mouth, Mass. We keep on hand, ready for c-hlpment, a large stock of all the above arti cles. CASB1DY A MILLER, 107 Poturas htrirt, near Camp, jNeOrleansUmJslajia MISCELLANEOUS. OLrVER,FLNIE&CO. OFFER 50 bbls. Kumford Yeast Powder. 150 boxes Cheese, 500 cits Tomatoes. 400 eaeg Peaches, 50 barrels Hominy, 15 barrels draham Flour, 10 barrels Cracked Wheat, 10 barrels Oat Meal. Established HOG. Rifle and Pistol Factory. Bronangh M. Deringer & Co., (Successors to Henry Deringer), Sole Manu facturer of CMENI'INK IMvKIXUKK 1'INTOUt, Nos. 807, 8W, 611 Tamarind street, In the rear of 812 North Kront street. Philadelphia. Ponn. MAllEABLE CASTINGS, WE have enlarged our facilities for making Malleable Castings, Including an AIR FURNACE Which writ soon be lu operation, and a DROP UaMMEK, by which each piece can b- brought to the exact shape of pattern, and believe that we can salt in Qnalit.v, Price, and Promptness Those needing such Castings In large quan- J AMES L, HAVEN & CO.. ap2dw 5 Plum street. Cincinnati. GHEAT DISCOVER f. jf( ALLI8TER8 COMPOSITION Perfect ITJ. Hafety from Explosion of Coal Oil in Lamps. The undersigned having become the purchasers of the above lamp powder, for the prevention of explosion or coal oil in lamps, and having thoroughly tested the same, con fidently offer It for hale, guaranteeing that its use as directed will prevent the oil In lamps from exploding. Beware of Imitations. Pt ent applied for. B A DOUR A HOSKEN. For ss'e 1" an v Quantity, by H. WETTER A CO., mhl 'Sanii 15Monr'iic FULL WEIGHT BUCKETS Family Lard DEALERS AND CONSUMERS WILL And our Lard cheaper than ahort weight packages. PROCTOR A GAMBLE. Cincinnati, Ohio. BRODE A OOOPKR, Agents. rr"" Ice Cream rpHK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ARK I respectfully Invited to JOS. SPEOBTX SALOON, now open, where the very best Cream will be served. Real One Candles of his own make, and Cakes In large vatlety. Weddings and parties supplied at short notice and rtai-onable prices. JOS. 8PECHT, 3T Madison Street io-hnti o VANCE STREET. aw MY GROUNDS ARE NOW READY FOR the approaching season of festivities, and I rcnpeotfully solicit the various societies and schools to the advantages they possess. The Covered Pavilion and Refreshment Stands form a protection in case of showers; a good well of water and fine shade trees; street ears to the entrance gate. Examine for yonrsel ves, and for full particulars apply to R, F. ALEXANDER, In rear of the Onranflt. er JOHN W. WATNE8BURG, apis no Front street. DRY GOODS. MASK BAIL. DRY GOODS. NEW ARRIVALS SPRING DRESS GOODS ! B. Loweustein & Brothers o WE BEtt TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT IMPORTATION NEW SPRING DRESS GOODS I Embracing all the most novel designs in the new Spring Shades of JAPANESE AND MIKADO SILKS AND POPLINS FOULARD DU JUP0N, PLAIN AND STRIPED CHENE LEN0S, TA8S0 GRENADINES, DUNDEE ELASTIC SUITINGS ALSO, A BEAUTIFUL AND ATTRACTIVE LINE OF PLAIN and PRINTED PIQUE PLAIN AND PRINTED YOSEMITE AND PARSES STRIPES, BLACK IRON GRENADINES, OF OUR OWN DIRECT IMPORTATION, IN ALL WIDTHS AND QUALITIES, FABRIC ASD COLOR W AB1MKED. B. LOWENSTEIN fe BROS. 842 and 244 Main Street, C or. JeflTeraon. TOMLINSON'S INSURANCE AGENCY. TOMLINSON'S INSUEANGI AGENCY, No. 17 Madison Street. QUEEN INSURANCE CO. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, CAPITAL, - - 810,000,000 ASSETS IN UNITED STATES, $722,413 U. ROYAL INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, CAPITAL, - - - $10,000,000 ASSETS W UNITED STATES, $1,300,000. iiOBE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. 258 AND 260 BUOJLDWAY, NJEJTST- YORK. ASSETS, ::::::: $3,213,185 GENERAL AGENT, o. 17 Madison Street, : Memphis, Tenn. LOSSES ADJUSTED IN MEMPHIS AND PROMPTLY PAID BOOTS SHOES STRAW GOODS. 1873 I MARCH ! 1873 SPRING SEASON TRADE! We are now ready for the Trade with our UBuai Heavy Htock of BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS Which we offer to Merchants at our CUSTOMARY LOW PRICES. Also, a tine line of For Men, Women and Children's wear, which will be sold at satisfactory prices to the MERCHANTS' TRADE ONLY. HILL, TERRY & MITCHELL 329 MAELV ST., MEMPHIS, TEtf?. PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS. Memi ius, Tun., April 3, lhTo. SEALKD PROPOSALS will be received at . tbc office of I. M. B1L1, Chairman, :jy Main street, Memphis, Tenn., until 12 m., April 16, 1873, for the purehateof the property owned by the United state, in the city of Memphis, Tenn., fronting one hundred (eel on Jefft'ranu street and one hundred feet on Third street, or for i U exchange for another int In the came city suitable for the wants of the Government, Proposals wlU also be received for the sale to the Government ot a lot as a rite for the proposed Government Building, to be no lo cated a- to Insure light on all sides, to be as nearly level as possible, and to be not less than cme-half of oceot tlx, original squares of the city of Memphis, Tenn., viz: Three hundred and thirteen feet by one hundred and torty elght and a half feet. Proposals should be addressed to the under lgned. I. M. HILL, O. KUKTKK.CHT, M.C. OALLAWAY, W. G. FORI), W.J. SMITH, H. G. SMITH. W. M. FARKINGTON, I). BAYLI8S, H. E. HUDSON. at4 c v.mmtRHioneTH. ADMINISTRATORS. LUMBER. W. A. W'lLLIAMS. B. K. PLAIN WILLIAMS & GO. Manufacturers and Dealers in LUMBER, SHINGLES LATH, DOOBS, SASH and BLINDS MEMPHIS, ; TENNESSEE. MILLS AND YARD : On Wolf Blrer, North Front Street. SALESROOM AND YARD I Corner of Gayoso and Second Streets. HAVIN' refitted our Sawmill with the latest improved machinery, we are now Ere pa red to furnish Lumber, shingles and atn in any quantity, at reduced rates. aplS WILLI A. M-c A cr. LIME. ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. DRUG STORE FOR SALE 3 HIE stock of Drugs and Fixtures of tbs lsl Dr. G. B. Johnson, situated at No. 148 sin street. The Inventory of the stock will be shown to bona nde bidders at the stsnv Bsslsrt bids will be received lor the sam for teu dsys. I ressrve the right to reject or ac cept sny bid. Q. W. JOHNSON, nicua -aiiujiuisuuior. GBIDEB A BOIE, Maaafactrirerg of the Celebrated ALABAMA LIME AND DEALERS IN Cement, Flatter, Hair, Tile Fare Brick and Oar, Ear, Com, Bran No. 318 Front Street BRAND MASK -AVSO FANCY DRESS BALL FOB THE BENEFIT OF THE ORPHANS CHUBC? HOME, LEATH, ST. PETER'S AND JEWF H ORPHAN ASYLUMS AT THE EXPOSITION HALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 17 'HaBdwerker's Brass an4 aid will furnish aaaalr. -The Hall will be brilliantly rated and Illuminated. The names or the varle.au Committees are a guarantee that It will be the event of the s enaos. Kallroads have been requested to ltsae hair-fare tickets. Car Strict order and decorum will be enforced. COMVITTEE OfTbRAXGEMESTS: Duncan MrRae, T W Brown. Isbam li Harris, A J Ketlar. K Whltmore, D A Brower, John Johnson, U W Hchulte, W M Karrlngton, A H Llvermore, Irving Halsey. H T Kilett, J O Pierce, J C Ward, Joe Locke, Dr Wiilett, Dr R W Mitchell, John Unnn, Joseph Coll, Malcolm Semmes, Thoe H Cocke, HSeeasel.Jr, J J Duffy, K Ackermau, John Donovan, J S Sullivan, J K Miles. Harney Hughes, H U Young, E Meyer, Amos Woodruff, H Furstenheim, John Lilly, Vincent Kacltralupn, Jacob Friedman. F Lavigne, Hoi Hesse, Emanuel Levy, A B Vaccaro, Thos Winters, las Speed, W F Boyle, BP BECEFTIOS F 8 Davis K H Leldy, Dr Paul Otey, Ellis Leubrle, L P Morris. Stephen Nelson, John Carmack, W C Byrd, L J DuPre, Thos H Logwood, J M Keating, John Overton, Jr, Jas 3 Wilklus, isldor Koseubacb, J C Lopez, John T Flvnn, J R Flippin, W R Moore, Phil Athy, H Harder, J A N?wsom, Dr W E Rogers, Dr A K Taylor, Peter Tniey, B Washer, jsouvor, Dr Frank Rice, W A Carroll, Flein Calvert, O A Eckerly, W B Robbins. Napoleon Hill, John Ringwald W R Lucas, O P Lvles, N J Wiugin, T A NeEon, Theo Hoerner, M Msgevney. L Podesta, John Uastou, B Battier, Jos A Uronauer, J Htoris, D P Hadden, M Burke, John Zent, J Mulford, Ji. Walker. COMMITTEE : Gene al Robinson, Colton Greene, Frayzer Hoist, Jontthan Rice, J West Bneed, w j juamun, B Lowensteln. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE : Jos Sperht, Pres't, Ellas Lowensteln, l reacurer, B J Semmes, T FTobln. Ben Elseman, Lou Leubrie. J A Hayes, Jr., Kee'y 8 Mansfield, W J Muusford, G H Judab, H Hainer, FLOOR MANAGERS : A E Frankland, J H Edmondson, Eugewe Lehman, George Latham, Sam May, R D Vredenburgh, TICKETS, : W L Vance, W J P Doyle, (ieorge Mellersb, J W Rutherford, Ed Worsham, B White, Jr. ONE DOLLAR. Which can be procured of any of the Com mittee and at the principal stores. sar Uules and Regulations will be pub lished iicreaiter DRY GOODS. LES MODES With the arrival of Easter the full display of Spring Fashions usually takes place; and In this connection we shall to-day present to the fair sex a short account of what is la mnde: though it we should attempt to describe what Is not worn, our article might be much more brief there never having been a period when such liberty of drets prevailed. Conspicuous among all are the styles of the time of Henri II, Louis XIV, Lonls XV and Ixmls XVI embracing Fuch peculiarities as the standing fralses, the high brut-hed coif fures, Spanish combs, rich brocades and lace llke effects. All of this Is but the reaction from a state of semi-Quakerism which seems to have pervaded the fashionable world for the past few season , and now we have hi France rising like the fabled Pha-nix from her ashes, going forth still mistress of the fashionable world, all predictions to the con trary notwithstanding. As the politics of s country, so are its fashions, and hence we see the dash of life which isdisplsyed throughout all departments. French manufacturers now vie with ejeh other lu producing artistic dis plays of color and make, and nt no time in their history have so many re illy meritorious novelties been issued. The light effect of the canvas guipures is one specially to be desired in a summer toilet, and when used In connection with solid mr.terlal of the same shade for trimming, can hardly be excelled. These goods are to be had this season in Lawns as well a.v worsted ma terials, consequently a run may be expected to be made upon them during the entire sea son. With such goods, pearl buttons, either smoked or clear, will be used. In striking contrast to the above are the Napoleon Blue fabrics, which are particularly heavy in their appearance, unless relieved by the sprightly polka dot, so much talked of at the preseui. time. Handsome costumes In this style are made by usiug the solid skirts with polka dot trimmings, and the overdress of the dotted goods with facings and bands of the solid ma terial. Ture white ourragertt add greatly to the pi'juancy of this design. Insertions In yak and cluny laces will also be very much used, the goods being entirely cut away un derneath, thus adding greatly to the labors of the dressmaker. As an article of trimming, moire seems to be revived, and will with many supplant the more durable satin, though Its principal use is In ribbons, bows and sacks. From now forward In this climate grena dine dresses will be worn by many, and as such is the case we shall give a description of a very elegant one Just finished for a grandc dame ot this city. The skirt, which is cut en traine, is looped at the waist with worked diamond fastenings. Vertical spiral (Continued in the Avalanche.) Pa' Our line of Suits for early Spring ia unequaled, and the prices have been made with a view to their selling quick. Purchasers may rely upon get ting EXTRAORDINARY value In these goods. DOLL'S, 273 MAIN ST. MENKEN BROTHERS ANJfOTJHCE TBE RECEIPT OF THEIR 8EC05D IMPORTATION OF SPRING SILKS! R.EDTJCBT3 PRIOHS! JOEW 4.KIK41.L,: MLK, BAIE STRIPED NIXK8, KLACK KILKS, OXBBE NH ADE SIX KM, PRIOBS. GRENADINES I GRENADINES I Iron Grenadines, Warranted Pure ; Silk and Wool Basket Grenadines, Pure Silk Grenadines, Satin Striped Grenadine ! IMPORTANT ARRIVAL OF ELEGANT WALKING SUITS! OF LATEST FRENCH DESIGNS! Embroidered Linen Salts, Braided Suits, Children', and Misses' Pique aad I laen Suits, Pique Suite, Children's aad Misses' Salts, Children . PeUaae NEW PARASOLS IN CLUB HANILE AND TOURIST STYLES. MENKEN BROS. 261 and 263 Main Street. Cor. Court. NEW FIRM. J. T. HOLLO WELL, late of Miss. G. D. CROCKETT, Memphis. I B, F. HALLEB, Memphis NEW FIRM! NEW GOODS! HOLLOWELL, CROCKETT & HALLER, WHOLESALE NOTIONS AND WHITE GOODS, No. 29$ Main Street, Memphis, Tenn. BOOTS AND SHOES. THE BEST IS TECH CHEAPEST. A. G. DENNIS, BOOTS and SHOES! OF THE BEST QUALITY ONLY KEPT &T THIS HOUSE, 292 JSLzilUL St., Mvr"fcl BlOCli. LATEHT HTYLEH RECEIVED WEEKLY FROM MANUFACTTREIW. I KEEP NO poor, worthless makes, bat make a specialty of (TSTOB-liOK BOOTS) AM U N HO EH. A good Boot or Hboe Is Cheaper st Its worth than a poor article at cheap price. This is the oldest lioot snd rti oe House in the city, and has always been noted for the BEMT uCALITY OF BOOTS AN D 4HOE8. fslS d s w WHOLESALE GROCERS. SLEDGE, McKAY & CO. Cotton Factors, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Si os. 371 and 373 1ADT ST., MEMPHIS, Offer to the trade of Memphis and Merchants of the Country A LARGE AND SUPERIOR SUPPLY OF GROCERIES, AT PRICES AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE TRADE, consisting in part of Flour of all Graded and Brand. Sugar Louisiana, Deniarara and all grade of White Sugars. Molasses and Syrups, all grades and prices. Sack and barrel Salt. Tobacco all grades ; superior assortment. Bulk Pork, S. C. Uams and cask Bacon. Coffee and Teas all grades. Bagging, Ties and XaHs. Lard Tierces, Hair Barrels, Kegs, Buckets and Tln-paUs. Whisky all grades; none superior in market. Oysters, Canned Fruits, Raisins and Cheese. Candles and Soaps, at Cincinnati prices. And all other Goods kept in a first-class Grocery ; House. R 5 IVL O V FARGASON & CLAY, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COTTON FACTORS have hbmoved to 369 Front street, cor. Gayoso and Clinton ONE SQUARE SOUTH OF OLD STAND, : MEMPHIS. M. L. MEACEA3. J. it. 1M6T0-N. A. W. KOBKRTS. K. K. HEACHAM M. L. ME ACH AM & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS APTD AGENTS FOR SALT COMPAHXES, P No. 9 UNION STREET, Memphis, Tennessee. Have received 5000 barrels 8 ALT by barge, and offer the same low to the trade before storing. W JsJ IBZjIi TO MBRCIBASTTS ONXjTaf THE CENTRAL BAPTIST. THE CENTRAL BAPTIST, A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILY WEEKLY. A Large Folio. Thirty-Six Columns. JOHN HILL LUTHER, Editor. Filled with Interesting Matter from Beginning to End, Pertaining to CHURCH INTERESTS. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL, THE FARM & GARDEN, THE HOUSEHOLD, LITERATURE, ART AND SCIENCE, SECULAR NEWS, THE MARKETS, ETC. Subscribe for it ! 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