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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-THUESDAT, JIHSTE 5. 1873.
iEHPIIIS APPEAL THl liSUAY KIKMMi, J USE , 1HJ8. There is no more eggrgious lilundei or folly usual to newspaper publishers thau that recently perpetrated by tb AtiaDta Sun, in an article about journal i.tie eompetitiou. This wan, no doubt. railed out by the superiority of horm one of the local papers of Atlanta, felt l.y the Sun in no pointed a manner an that it takes this method of belittling what it can not compete with. If t lie Sun would mind its own businew. attend strictly to that, and occupy itaelt with new ventures toward journalistii sueoet, it would more certainly find a paying reward. If newspapers opposeo to it find it profitable to publish, a the Appeal does, for instance, an average of twenty columns of reading matter a day and to run, in what are called the dull months, a paper of full size anil as inter Mfliiij, aa when all the world is alive with trade, why, that is their look out. Doubtless the proprietors of the .Sun will not le called on to make good any deficiency, if any there be; and if there were we doubt if, with their small er paper, they could afford it. The truth j-. that the newspaper is like any other barfneaa, and should be conducted on correct business principles, and as to the owners may seem beet, regardless of w hat otl:r papers think, say or do. We will exemplify. What would be thought if a merchant, when compelled to curtail his business, hould apend half his time running round town whining about Meacham Sr Co., Toof, l'hillips" Co., Tread well Bros. & Co., Lowenstein Bros., Menken Bros., Her- zog Bros., or any other of our grocery or dry goods houses who are filling their stores with tie stocks of all classes of goods, retaining all their clerks, adver tising in the Appeal as much as ever, and generally holding their headsas high as in the "flush times " of October": Why, people would say that if he would attend strictly to his own business and less to that of h!s competitors, be would, perl: at.-, succeed in getting some share of the trade of his more opulent neighbors. And this is so well known a fact, that none of our merchants are ever known to interfere or take any in terest in their neighbors' affairs, other thau to express gratification at their -uc . We rind, after years of expe rience, that the true policy in the con duct of a newspaper, is to do the very beat you can to make a good, readablt paper, publish as much reading matter as you can, and devote your column tirst to local interests, afterward to the ..ut-ide world, bring your advertising patronage as near a cash-paying basis as possible, and manage your business affairs without regard to your neighbor? or contemporaries, caring nothing whether they publish whole "ages o! matter for nothing, since that is none of your business but theirs. We pursue this policy with the Appeal and find that it pays. The public take no interest in controversies involving tbe claims of newspaer publishers, and have come to regard that journal with most favor which most nearly supplies its wants in a thorough newspaper. This we aim to make the Appeal, which, as we have said, supplies its readers with an I ave:ag of nineteen columns of reading matter per day, embracing full com mercial and financial reports, local and river reports, telegraphic re- -. interesting correspondence from all parts of Uie country contiguou- to Memphis, and whenever necessary specials from important points; also ed itorial comments on livesubjects, always having a view primary to the good -afetv, and welfare of the people of Memphis. This we are enabled to do Wf charging regular rates for all the ad vertisements that appear in our column ana collecting close. e uo not giv space for nothing, and would advise our .onfreres, were we to break through our policy of not interfering in their bus - . -uspeud publication altogether whenever that is presented to them as an alternative. Publish ing a paper for glory is "played out.' We have already notified the politician: that they must hereafter pay for what ever they want in the Appeal, and w now notify watering-places, private - lifHils. churches, and others having private interests to suliserve, that the Appeal is open to them only at regular rates. Our expenses are heavy, and w are compelled to pay cash for ali that we emplov of lator or material, and must therefore utilize our space to tin a' I vantage. We must le paid Mr our space, and promptly. We are de termined to make the Appeal the re1' re-entative paper of the south, and in order to do so must be paid for what we do. The more Independent the paper i in a !- uniary point ol view, the higher its tone and the better its influence fot the community where published. thousand dollars, if these counties were prtfate individuals they would be considered eminently sound, and en titled to the high credit abroad whioli they enjoy at home. In estimating capacity for carrying a debt, we must look to the value of the pro ducts of the people proposing to carry it. In the present instance we find the condition of the endorsers very good. Fayette, Hardeman and Madi son have an aggregate population of sixty-seven thousand six hundred and ninety-nine, and au agricultural DEATH OF JMM.K. HI DNO.V With profound regret we announce the death, which occurred yesterday, of Judge II . ., Cniu-d Htates attorney for this district. He was one of the ap pointers of federal ower whose official conduct nas been as admirable as was bis private life blameless. If offices were created for public good, and not as benefactions for iudi v ill aala. Judge Hud son should have been a perpetual off! holder. He was firm, frank, fearless. truthful, and, we believe, incorruptible His ability wa- unquestioned. Never produ- worth six million seven bun- was the government more faithfully or TBI MM Ktll.KOARK. At length the people are liecoming deep ly interested in regard to the recent rail road projects which are to give us new commercial life and prosperity. On all bands it is conceded that the narrow guage is the road for us; that in a few years through its means we will be able to draw to us all the trade of a circle having a radius of a hundred and fifty miles. Tbe plan for raising the funds t i construct the first road hence to Somer ville, and from there to Jackson and Bolivar, lias leen submitted to well known New York bankers, and if it meets with approval, will be pushed forward with the greatest rapidity. A w e have been informed the incorpo rators will be of our best, soundest and most reliable men such as Thomas H. Allen, WiHiam 8. Bruce, B. Lowen stein, William Joiner, E. Eansley, E I roubart, W. B. Oalbreath, J. T. Far gason, Napoleon Hill, C. W. Goyer W. A. -uy, D. T. Porter, A. J. White, 8. P. Bead, ahd others of that class, 01 Memphis; and William A. Williamson and Joel L. Pulliam, of Somerville, w ith Messrs. McNeal and Jones, of Bol ivar, andgeu'Jeman of like commercial position in Jackson, who will b called to the management. Only a small subscription will be asked. but the counties of Shelby, a ette, Hardeman and Madisoi will be called uon to indorse the bond of the company for an amount suffi ieut to build the road say one mil Hon seven hundred thousand dollar I u the calculation as to the feasibility o raising the money several element' arise. Tbe only "margin" contem plated is tbe integrity, standing and ca acity of the board called to manage tbi corporation. I'nder the governance o the men mentioned everv dollar of the proceeds of tbe sales of bonds will be ap propriated to the legitimate, purpose oi road-making, and therefore, if tbe roa proves to be a reasonable, profitable in vestment, the bondholders will be se cure,'even if there should be no furthei guarantee. But with the indorsement of the counties name, I we apprehend tpat one would have to go I long way to fl''d something better. The three counties oi Fayette, Madison and Hardeman have an aggregate wealth, according to the assessment roll, oi fif uen and three quarter millions of dol lars, with an aggregate debt of onlj twenty thousand five hundred dollars ! Shelby has a wealth of thirty-five mill ions, wit of near eight hundred Jred and thirty thousand five hundred and thirty-seven dollars a year. It is not unreasonable to say that these peo ple add a million a year to their perma oent wealth; then, if 8t, what would Ikj a debt of a million and three quarters tri them? even if they were called to pay it, for which we think there is uot tbe shadow of a chance, and for the goi! reason following: If the route to be tra versed by the new road be carefully ex amined, it will be seen that it passes over certainly as much good country, i! not more, thau the Mississippi and Ten nessee road, and is likely to do a busi ness equal, if not greater, than that road. Of this we think there can be no ques tion. Hence the inquiry as to the capa city of the Mississippi and Ten nessee road to "take care oi debt" becomes interesting in connection with the new road. What does the Mississippi and Tennessee do? By the sixteenth annual report of that corporation we are informed that the in come of the road for the year ending September 30, 1S72, was five hundred and twenty-two thousand six hundred and forty-four dollars and eighty-twx cents; expenses, two hundred and sixtv- eight thousand one hundred and fifty two dollars and twenty -one cents; net gain, two hundred and fifty-four thou sand four hundred and ninety-two dol lars and sixty-one cents. President White says that "an examination wili show that after paying eight per cent, interest on a total funded and floating debt of two million four hundred ami forty-nine thousand one hundred and thirty-two dollars out of our net earn ings, there wfll 1 a surplus of fifty eight thousand five hundred and sixty two dollars, which if distributed anions the stockholders would yield a dividend of seven one-ninth per cent, on the capital stock of eight hundred and twentv-flve thousand four hundred and six dollars.'' Now, if the road we de sire built will equal this land whv should it not do better the funded det of one and three neater millii'us will be nothing we will be able to take care of it with tariffs lower than anv ever dreamed of in this country. Bu good and Kind reader, resolve to give this enterprise your supiwrt. If you happen to be one of the "solid" men chosen to carry forward the enterprise determine to give it your attention countenance, and earnest consideration Your fellow-citizens are willing to en trust you with their credit to the extent of millions, and it becomes you t promptly accept the trust and do your duty. Upon the fate of this road hane that of several others, and upon their fate hangs that of Memphis. Iu other words, gentlemen, the future prosperity t Memphis is in your hands ; you cat; make it or mar it. Which will von elect to do? worinny or ahy represented before its own tribunals thau by Judge Hudson I n the discharge of his official duties he knew no friends and recognized uo ene mies. It was his ouiy purpose to hav the laws faithfully executed. Of course he enjoyed the confidence of the oar and the respect of the court and was honored by the people He held himself, it is true, somewhat aloof from the multitude, but they who were brought in contact with hire socially or in business or professional life ever pronounced him a thoroughly honest gentleman. The people of Mem phis owe especial honor to his memory He was appointed, during the reign of the knife and bludgeon, not long after the war ended, judge of our criminal court. He became a terror to evil-doers, and for the first time, through a series if years, murder shuddered and trembled when justice was invoked Crime concealed its blackened, hideous face, and life was secure in Memphis while Hudson, with a degree of vigor and abiiitv hardly known, and that amazed and gratified the people enforced the rigid execution of the criminal code. If his mantle had not fallen upon Flippin, no greater evil could have occurred than the removal of Hudson from the bench. The United States were as fortunate in securing a representative before lederal courts as Memphis was unhappy for a time in the deprivation of a relentless judge. Of his early history we know very little Not many year.- ago he was a lawyer in Chicago, whence he came to this city He has resided here at least since 186-5 Proper honors will be paid his memory bv the bar and several courts of the city, to be convened this morning a half-past nine o'clock, at the federal court room. (ilt-VT DRIAK. The temperance question, like the tax assessor's incomprehensible schedule, i invading and asserting itself in every household. The granges are discussing it, and its irrepressible force as a poliu cal and partisan question, we are sorry to say, grows mainly out of the fact that the President of the United States will get inhumanlv drunk. We have known it as an absolute fact for three years that the President surrounded himself with military disciplinarians, not only be cause they knew how to guard him from the public eye, but could best control him when intoxicated. Babcock and others of his sort, and even Ames was especiallv useful about the hue House, and these sol diers will know how to keep their mouths shut. But the President's hab its, since the adjournment of congress, have become so notoriously bad, and hi- sasociates about Washington so unwor thy that the chamberlains of the While House haw shipped him about from place to place, thinking that he might do better if moved from his accustomed haunts. Every old toper has learned how certain localities and faces suggest and inspire a necessity for drink. Grant was "tapering off" not many days ag at some watering-place, and then, again, was at ' Senator Cam eron's princely nome. in iact, his friends have kept him moving about ever since the adjournment of congress, not only with the purpose of inducing sobriety if possibk', but that the per formance of no official duty may be re tired at bis hands. Thus matters are veiy commonly discussed by northern newsjapers. To ignore them is no longer possible, and it results that the good temperauce people and all the ele ments of opposition to Grant and those whom he disappointed as applicants for office are even demanding Uie im peachment of the President for drunkenness. There will be no difficul ty iu establishing the facts, and tbt question is whether the country can well aflbrd tbe humiliation incident to such a trial with such unavoidable re sults. We concede Grant's peculiar pualitiee that compel the ascription of a certain sort of great uess. He is not de void of strong goinl sense, and of mar velous tenacity of purpose, and we do uot believe that he can control his ap petites as strong as his dogged resolute ueas; but we would let this cup pass. The country has been degraded quite enough in the world's eyes by credit mobilier, and Austrian fair scandals, and it is in sufferable that the pitiable humiliation at our chief magistrate must be asserted, even before the senate of the United States, oar most august tribunal. It's a a pity, but not less true, that the ungov ernable propensity an incurable insan ity the doctors now pronounce it which xmpelled Captain Grant's resignation of his place in the old army, has gained ver him such complete mastery that he is almost constantly intoxicated, and public business suffers. If the coun try's chief magistrate be constantly drunk, is it strange that the coun try's treasury is constantly robbed? But sucu is the shamefuluess of all these stories and the dishonor reflected upon the American jwople, that while we have never been special admirers or friends of the President, we would be willing to have him enjoy one or two royal Persian revels and Keltshazzar or Alexandrian "drunks" each year rather than have the country disgraced by another shameful impeachment and tragical farce in Washington. L The Baltimore and Ohio railroad has a free reading-room at No. 700 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, where the Appeal is died every day for the use of southern and western travelers. This is one of the admirable arrange ments made by Hid. B. Jones for the SC1VBAL ASD LIBEL. There is nothing easier than the lying origination of scandal, except the repe tition of it. To invent a lie that will bear repeating, and that for months pcrhais years, may be forever, will oc cupy some share of the public attention, as the Byron scandal, reiiuires but littl inventive genius. Such a tale must have ouly a show of reason, or glimmer of truth, for its foundation. There may be something in the party or par ties connected with it that would suggest it even to an un fertile mind, or there must be some preparation in jealousy for the reception of any statement, however bold, that will pull down from its exalted pedestal a character that is the result of years of toil, of straight-forward dealing, of earn est pursuit of good, and studious avoid ance of everything not in consonance with a strict construction of neighborly harity. Such a case as this last is fur nished to us in the Beecher-Bowen-Til- ton scandal now attracting public Attention. Beecher ceased to write for the Independent, a great re ligious organ owned by Bo wen. and started the Christian Union, which has liecome, by the brains and talent that made the Independent, a great re ligious organ, and one of the first papers f its class in the country. This success was attended by a corresponding dimin ution of the patronage and power of the imi pendent, which Bowen, realizing and knowing he could not otherwise in jure Beecher, impair his usefulness, or decry the credit and ability of his pa per, forthwith had recourse to what we consider a crime worse than murder. He traduced him, and charged him with not only brutal, libidiuous, and licen tious conduct, but with actual lape upon a member of his congregation. These charges were repeated from one to another until at last the criminal, finding he could not thus affect his vic tim, sought him out, aud, confessing his baseness, asked pardon, which was freely granted, arid with it thf? privilege of publishing the sermons of Beecaer in the Indejenkit, full restoration to bo som friendship, and the family recipro city that existed between the traducer and the traduced. Beecher, conscious f his rectitude of purpose, and of his integrity, could afford to wait for time which makes all things right, and as a true christian philosopher could uot hesitate to forgive his enemy when he sued for pardon. Instead of denouncing Bowen, instead of waylaying him with pistol and bludgeon in hand, and al most pounding the life out of him, or, perhaps, killing him, he allowed him to go on his way until his spleen was ex nausted, and a returning sense of rea son taught the would-be murderer of his character, as dear to him as a minister as chastity to a woman, that he was not only wrong, but that he could not succeed in his impudent and ruffianly undertaking, and that if he himself would not be destroyed by his own petard, he must make haste to make reparation, and sue for pardon for his crime. Thus Beecher has triumphed, and so triumph ing, stands on a higher pedestal than ever. And herein we have a warning A thoughtless, malevolent, ignorant conductor or owner of a newspaper may succeed with or by traduction of charac ter for a time, Wut the day of reckoning and reparation must come, aud when It does it will be all the worse if no ellbrt has been made in the meantime to make amends for it. Thus the ignorant editor of the Helena World will find, if he does uot make haste to make amends, for his traduction of a gentleman whom he has wantonly assailed in the midst of a community where he is as highly esteemed as is Beecher in New York, and where his character is equally above newspaper puffery and defiant malicious traduction. A defamer, whose only excuse is nis ignorance oi me power if printed words and a reckless indif ference of consequences or tbe future, his misconduct is sure to bring hrm punishment proportioned to a crime that is worse than murder, since char acter is dearer than life. bility, which destroys the security of life and property and freedom iuFram e.Will McMahon reign, or become the upfedfn er or guardian of an emperor or king? May he not, monarchist and imbued as he Is with all the instincts of a soldier, and devoted to the facts and farms and philosophy of a strong government, pre pare France, through agencies of pel ice rather than of fierce revolution, for Ihe maintenance of conservative republicttn-ism? DRY GOODS. SEASONABLE GOODS AT ATTRACTIVE FRIGES At HM8ACK. The Arkansas linguists are making an effort to settle the pronunciation of the name Arkansas. This has always been a vexed question, both in and out of the State, the weight of authority in the State being In favor of the broad a in the last syllable, and the final sileni: Arkansav. The encyclopedias shed bo certain light on the subject, and the native linguists have gone back to the derivation of the word. The territory was settled by the French, and it is presumed they wotild endeavor to preserve th sound of the Indian names wheu tbey adopted then. Arkansas was the name of a tribe of In dians numbering three hundred at the time of the first settlement of their ter ritory by the whites. Tbey became x tinct, or merged with the Osages, with whom they had a common language. A very old settler savs that the Indians used to pronounce the name as if it were impelled (Jc-k en-sea the first syllable, ana tne r in tne last syllable being ac cented. The old French spelled it, as their records testify, Arkuncea. This come9 pretty near arriving at the sound of the last syllable: at least, it in dicates that the final ought not to be sounded. The Arkansawyers themselves, prefer Arkano-', and upan state-rights principles they ought to be allowed to have their own way in this matter as their own way does not con travene any law of the United Stattis, or of philology. Let Kansas have its own way too, and not be obliged to pio- nounee itself Kansaw by analogy. Mr. Fillmore, while he was Vice-President of the United States, and president of the senate, compromised with the name Ar- aansas, according fo tastes and usage of the senators from that State. Senator Sevier pronounced the name Axkans&H, and Senator Ashley, Arkansau-. Mr. Fillmore, when Sevier rose to speak, re cognized him as "the senator from Ar Awnsas," and Ashley he recognized as the senator from Arkaniauv' This was an accommodation to both and d:.d notlnsult the dignity of the State. We are in favor of giving Arkansas as neur the Indian as possible, in view of the manner in which the people and Sta :e have been conducting themselves for a longtime. The old backwoods "Back- ensack" would probably hit the mark. Ihe St. Louis Republican, from which we copy the above, might have added that Mr. Vice-President Dallas and Mr. Fillmore borrowed the thought of com promising with Arkansian senators from the princeliest gentleman that ever en tered the senate chamber of the United States Henry Clay. Of the tribe of Indians mentioned we never heard, and prefer to believe, that the word ''Ar kansas" was constructed like the name of "Baton Bouge," suggested by "red sticks" that designated Indian graves. Indians came to tbe post, on Arkansas river, to confer with the French. They brought bows and arrows in leathern sacks. The French said of them "arcs en xacs, giving us the sound represeid ed by "Arkansaw." NOTICE. MENKEN BROTHERS HIVE DETERMINED DURING THE PREVAILING DULL SEASON TO OFFER STILL GREATER BARGAINS TO BUYERS OFDRT 600DS ! SPECIALTIES THIS WEEK: Striped and Brocade Grenadine. 13 l-3c. Black and White Ground Striped Grenadines, 15c. 4-4 Chintz Percale, 12 9m. White Victoria Lawn, 15c WHITE PIQUE, WHITE WELTS, PRINTED PIQUES At a Great Reduction. Colored Striped Pique at 25c worth 50c BLEACHED DOMESTIC REDUCED! MOSQl'ITO BARS ASD SETTINGS REDICED. ALSO WHITE LAWN SFITS Ml i.ik- srixs WHITE PIO.I E SI IT BRAIUKD SI ITS SWISS .. 50. .i oo. ae m a-t oe, ts (H. 8 DO & OO. 7 SO. IO OM S13 (Ml OVERMKIRTN $5 OO, SB OO, 97 50 All our Summer Silks at Reduced Prices. E2 3NT K ES UNT 261 and 263 Main Street. Cor. Court. WINDOW GLASS AND SALT AGENCY. "Tlie uuclcrsii;aitl have been authorized by Eastern Capitalists to propose to the people of Memphis and vivinity tue entablUb nient of a NEW NATIONAL BANK with a capital of 1300,000 or MtO.OOO, con ditioned that they he people of Mempbl suuwnue ior oae-uuiu only of th. capital .stock. We deem it unnecrafcary to call the attention of dnr buslneii. community to the great ad vantages to result from thu liberal propoal tlon to bring capital to oar city, and hope it will meet their prompt response. Citizens and others wili be called upon for subscriptions of itock, that tbe organization may oe completed without delay, aa our friends :ire now ready to furui.-b their sliare of the capital. Subscriptions may alto be made with either of thu undersigned. AMOH WOODRUFF. J. J. BGSBY. T. A. NELSON. TERRA COTTA WORKS. BLUFF CITY TERRA COTTA WORKS! JAM3S STEEL, Froprletor. Memphis, May M. UTS. my!5 HOTELS. ANTHONY HOUSE. LLNDLEY & WHIPPS, PROPRIETORS. LITTLE ROCK, AM. " This Hotel is newly furnished throughout. Tbe table will be found Inferior to none in the Eastern cities. Persona visiting Little Bock can have their oatpzage checked to the AN THONY, on application to the baggage mas ter on train, y We euinlov no runners. RADFORD & CO. AGENTS WIMFAdrRERS FOR THE SALE OF WINDOW GLASS, NAILS AND SALT! Window Glass Warehouse and Office of West Virginia Salt and River side Iron Works Agency. Xos. 16 and IS OIOX STREET, BET. MAIN AND FRONT, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE JTJST RECEIVED 3SO0 BOXES WELL-ASSORTED WINDOW GLASS OE THE CELE b rated Pittsburg Uajon Glass Works. Our stock of Glass will be increased every week lo sucn an extent as to meet ruiiy T.e demand ot our ouiueri2 market, t ontractors aud u-c trade generally are Invited to examine our stock of Glass and prices, and we warrant to cum. pete with Pittsburg or any Western city in prices. Address HT.l KEK. RADFORD CO.. Memphis. P.S. We furnish Builders with 1Uh r. Sli. Blinds and Lumber, at loweai rales. WHOLESALE GROCERS. FRANCE AND X JllHON McMabon, a thorough Frenchman in all bis iusLiufls, and loving his country more, infiuitely more, than any master of the century who has ruled France, will certainly govern the country with a firm and steady hand. He baa been long known as a legitimist, lielieviug repub licanism, as a permanent government, itupotwible for France. He is uot devoted to the Orleans family, but to the .Bouapartista. He id wise aud prudent, and deemed an honest patriot. He ad vised Napoleon well, not because be loved or feared or flattered the emjieror, but becauee he loved France and sought to avert the war with Prussia. Fortunate for France if Napoleou bad listened to McMahon's words of wisdom. May we not hope that France, restrained in ber popular ardor,and inflammable pop ular passions, repressed by the etroue ticea law in Washington, District ofi hand of McMahon, will be free J flu ally Columbia. from the fierce fever of jopular excita- beiieflt of the traveling public. GovkrNor H. H. Footk now prac- SESATOB ALCORN AND ldi Bil l! SALARY CiRAR. Members of congress during vacation have been in the habit of practieiu law, of lecturing and of speculating Necessity, in many instances, made such conduct compulsory. Very many failing in this, were accustomed, as w all know, to live by borrowing from their constituents and other persons. A congressman thus bound to his triend was no longer a public servant, and the only question involved in this contrc versy rs determined when we leara whether an average congressman's ser vices be worth seven thousand five hui: dred dollars. Each congress has the right to fix its own pay, and it is simply an outrage to denounce as a theft an act certainly authorized by the coun try's highest law. Senator Alcorn states the case properly when he says : Suppose the necessities of the govern ment should require congress to continue its sittinp for the full twelve months would that compeumtion, fixed by con gress looking to a six months sessimi be a sufficient compensation for the la bors of a twelve mouth s session? As the length of the sessions of congress leiieuueu upon contingencies, tne periou of the session depending upon the ne cessities of the government the work to be done the trainers of that instru :nent saw proper to give to each con gress tne power to tlx tbe compeusat.cn of its members, leaving each member responsible to his constituents for the manner in which he should exercise o delicate and responsible a trust. Should the members vote themselves excessi compensation they would be chargable ior extortion, iney couiu not in jut tice and fairness be charged wirh ' grabbing" or "stealing." The bill was approved by the President, and Mr Sawyer, one of the outgoing senators, uno advocated ana voted for the bill was immediately nominated bv the President and confirmed by the senat e, assistant secretary of the treasury. We can hardly think the President would nominate, or the senate confirm, for the assistant guardianship of the treasurv one who had been guilty, in the eyes of tue nation, oi an act. tainting him with V. .. 1 . , , . ,.. "re susuiciuii oi uaviug gratioed or "stolen" any part of the public treasure. All will agree that, if any compensation is allowed, it ought to lie sufficient to command the services of men of th highest order of talent, without regard to their pecuniary circumstances; and if poor men of this order of talent and cul ture can be procured for less than seven itiousana nve hundred dollars per an uum, abating all extra allowances, the amount ougnt to oe reduced. UOD IN lilt CONKTIi 1 I IO.V The spiritualists and free-thinkers say that "the reason why a tew crazed zeal ots would have God recognized in the federal constitution is found in the fiict that this God, whom christians wor ship, is about to be ejected from his throne in the heavens, and he mu.-t therefore have oae set up on earth." The great organ of spiritualists says that, under the influence of the Youag Men's Christian association, the federal constitution may be amended in ninety days after congress convenes. We do not thiuk it signifies anything pract:- cally or morally one way or uuotntr whether this amendment be engrafted iu the constitution or not. Religion is a matter of personal morals. States and governments have nothing to do with it. Iu any event, the less they have said and done and legislated on the subject, the bet ter for public peace and welfare. If (Jod must be recognized, it were bet ter that this lie done in the persona! conduct of the country's rulers and people. God needs no honors at oar hands, no tablets of stone or costly tem ples, or laws asserthig his omnipotence and glory. By such devices we may flatter our owu vanity, and think lo curry favor by appealing to that of dei ty, and to this extent the proposed scheme of piety may be wise and com mendable. Further than this it cttn hardly avail us anything. Our corre spondent, discussing this Uestiou, aud signing himself "Free-Thinker," would beget a very useless controversy. Tlae people here axe content with the consti tution, especially as it was, and have never dreamed of "deifying" it since it passed through many recent unhcly t ransformations. SLEDGE, McKAY & CO. Cotton Factors. WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, oh. 371 and 373 MAH? ST., MEMPHIS, Offer to the trade of Memphis and Merchants of the Country A LARGE ANI SUPERIOR SUPPLY OF GROCERIES, AT PRICES AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE TRADE, consisting in part of Flour of ail Grades and Brands. e Sugars Louisiana. Demarara and ali grades of White Sugam. Molasses and Syrups, all grades and prices. Sack and barrel Salt. Tobacco all grades : superior assortment. Bulk Pork, S. C. Hams and cask Bacon. Coffee and Teas all grades. Bagging, Ties and Xalls. Lard Tierces, Half Barrels, Kegs, Buckets and Tin-palls. Whisky all grades; none superior in market. Oysters, Canned Fruits, Raisins and Cheese. Candles and Soaps, at Cincinnati prices. And all ether Goods kept In a Orst-class Grocery House. FRANKLIN HOTEL AJTD COLEMAN HOUSE RALEIGH SPRINGS, TEW. THE nrtdercigned has mueh pleasure In in forming his friend, and the public gene rally ititu the above houses are now open for the reception of visitors. Havtnir had considerable experience In the hotel business, be feels Instilled in mlicitlnK from his friends their pstron:uce and influ ence, premising that no effort shall be spared to relieve the wants ol his guests. M. HcKEOKH, Proprietor. METROPOLITAN HOTEL, Little Rock, Arkansas. CENTRALLY LOCATED. COR. MAIS AND MAKKHAX 818. ONLY FIRST-CLASS HOTEL IX THE city. PoHtoffice. stage, Railroad and Steam bat offices in the bailaing. Expret office opposite. Tbe usual rednction made In Commercial Travelers bills. E. A DEI EI,, late of international Hotel. Jacksonville. Florida. Proprietor and Manager JIikk: RO.VF.S. ciuef Clerk. rayitlils HAVE ON HAND, OR MAXDFACTCRK TO OBDEB. ALL KINDS O Glazed Vitrified Sewer Pipes. TERRA I COTTA WORK I4CCH AS WiauOM Capa, Bracket, JfodiJlioo. Ac aoTARiEs, coxsoLsyai Panel Ornamenta, FRIEZE HTRICHMHT. CAPITALS, In all Um orders of Architecture. fases. Chimney Tops. Etc 1 n. a-aii Shelby street, between South aai Georgia, near Designs furnished will be strictly and promptly executed. T sad Tea a. Railroad Depat, INSURANCE. . THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY ! 1QO Broadway, STe-ve- York., WM. C. ALEXANDER, Prw't HENRY B. HYDE, Viee-PivVt GEORGE W. PHILLIPS. Actuary. JAMES As SWAIN, General Agent, NO. 17 MONROE STREET epp. PeaMy Hotel MEMPHIS. TEN. 3r. S. JORDAN, AaaiatAnt Ooneral Agent. BARTUBTT. ASSETS, III IM.'I In IM70 $20,000,000 ANNUAL INCOME, $8,500,000 NEW BUSINESS : .l.O-Jl.l il Ml JI9."J.71 OO In 171 ... Is 172.. S4I.04.K7 OO . 1.II.7 OO Whleh largely exceei surance Company in i The Society standi regards the amount o During the year t TWELVE THOU A being over EVEN winch have reported sum assured by them Experienced and reliable canvassers are wanted w business, daring each year, transacted by any other Life la sad of the list of all Life Insurance Companies In the world, as cemoer is, 3, its Issues or new ng nearly Fifty-Two ailllimu of the average amount done bv the nm-riTi other 1 mnnuia. , tun.' rC . v . . . r . - t, nun . . . . . , w policies numbered over Dollars. inyvK the sum a.-urel and exceeding TWELVE AN"U A HALE PER CKJIT. of the eut.re Apply to JAMES A. SWAIN, General Agent, 2?lgy.?-'nP"1'- Tenn. IRON STORE. RAILROADS. Memphis and Little Hock Railway SUMMER ComiuenciuK June 1 rraia SCHEDULE. 1V73-TWO BiUIy 0Nu M. L. MEACHAM. J. B. POBTON. A. W. HUBERTS. E. E. MEACHAV X AND AFTER SUNDAY, JUNE 1. 1ST: Tirther notice, trains will run follows (city time): Maillraln li an- Memphis, dally ..5 :16 pjn Freight and Accommodation Train lesveMeinnhi.s.dailvexceptSnndav 'itOO ,i.m Mail Train arrive Memphis, dallv 2Sa.ni l'Teiuh! and A'-comni-Kiatior fr:un ar rive .Memphis dally, except. Sunday JI :3U pjn Sleeping Cars on Hall Train. For information and ticitets ,-tpnlv at 'itPs jiuiD .si r-e( . .. 1 . :i iiM i. oral L'euot. i. en ter i.auiiing. loot 01 wasnington street. A si. LlYKKJIIims, (ien 1 sup t. j so. n. rEKKY, wd 1 lieKei Agent. F. Si m os. Passenger Agent. myZ SOCTHKKH KAILWAT SBCrBlTT COMPAifY, emph san l Charleston R. K., Memphis, Teun., May 25, 1473. M. L. MEACHAM & CO.. WHOLESALE GROCERS, AND AGENTS FOR SALT COMPANIES, No. 9 UNION STREET, Memphis, Tennessee. Have received 5000 barrels SALT by barge, and offer the same low to the trade before storing. ISLIi T 3Ft ES IMC O V FARGASON & CLAY, WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COTTON FACTORS HAVE REMOVED TO 369 Front street, cor. Gayoso and Clinton ONK SUI7AKIS SOUTH OFOI.DST4ND. : MEMPHIS. FOR SALE. Tie Tins Lots. A BOUT THREE HUN DRIED AND SIXTY I of these beautiful lots stBl on h.iml. and II keep them open at the present ' s; and L1BKRAL TERMS of paw LOW lent 1, short time longer. All who won: avail nemselvee of the present advantages must Kitdelav closing negotiations, for when once the prices are advanced we do not propose to reduce them again. Call and get plots and make a thorough Inspection of the property without, delay. VO.MOHO H 15 L LKLfcY, my?r 39 Madison Street. 40 LOTS ON WALNUT STREET For Sale. I hae forty lots in the division of my home place, 50 by 150 feet. Also, my RESI DENCE, with two acres attached, on Walnut Ireet, which I desire to sail. Also, lots front ing un the river, west of the Uayoao house. Persons desiring to purchase can see me at MI OFFICE, o. 873 MAIN STREET. JACKSON BLOCK, orer Sledge, McKay 4 CO. '"v" OFflROF DIXON. OCEAN STEAMERS. ALLAN LINE TO ASD f FROM LIVERPOOL, BALTIMORE KTOHFOLiBl. One of tbe steamers of this first-class Hd Will be dispatched as follows : From L'pool. From Baltimore MANITOKIAN Feb. 11 March I HIBERNIAN Feb. 25 March IS NESTORIAN .Ma-ch U April 2 PERUVIAN -March :& April 1 HIBERNIAN Aprils April Jo NESTORiAN Apriia May 14 And every 14 days thereafter, and oflenex if the service requires it. Passengers forwarded to and from all the principal places in England, Irelandcotland, France, UerLuany, Norway, Sweden and Den mark, from or to any part in the Southern and Western States. The cheapest and best r"t to Southern and Western States. For suit e or loxiuer iu.urmsi.ioij spuiv 10 IMIMIHd KtLHLAT, General Soaihwestern Amenta, ai: S VI sMl matt street MEMPHIS & CHARLESTON R. R CHANGE OF SCHEDULE TO TAKE EFFECT Sunday, May 25, 1873. Mali Train leaves MempoJs , iu:ij a.n Mali .ram arrives at .Hem phis I1 M) a.11 Express Train leavps Memphis 4:30 a.m Express Train arri ves at Memphis II :oo p.m Grand Junction and Ji ibije Accom modation leaves Memphis. g.-OO pjn wthiu .luucuou uuu jn'Mjue Accom modation arrive at Memphis TU0 p. id Somerville Acc. leaves Memphis........ 4:45 p-m Soraervllla Acc. arrives at Memphis. 8:15 a.m Malting close connection for all points East South, Southeast and Northeast. 78 miles shorter to Chattanooga than via any otner route, sure connection at Chattanooga for all points East, the Carolina, Georgia, and all beaooaiu cities. Tl'itet Office. 37 Main St.. ind at DeDot. mv25 W. J. ROMS. Genera! SnDerintendent- MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE RAILROAD. Mississippi aid Tlivissu Railhoad, i UFFH KOF SL'I'SUiaTEXDKNT, Memphis. ON AND AFTER SUNDAY. MAY 1STH, IS Trains will run as follows. New i Irleans Mail leaves Memphis daily at 12:30 p.m Sew Orleans Mall arrives at Mem phis daily at 225 pjn cja pi ess iTiiin arrives at jiempnis daily at 8:30 a.m ExpressTrain 1 vs. Memphis daily at i :.U p.m Trains on this road make close connection at Grenada with Miss. Central R. R. for all points North and South, only direct route to Can on, Jackson, Yicksburg, New Orleam. and Mobile. Tiekets for sale ar, aS7i Main street, and at he Depot. M. BURKE, snp't. f XI OUISmiE & NASHVILLE AND GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD. SCHEDULE: Express Train leaves dally, Sundays excepted. ..... 3:36 Mai. irair, leaves xaiij 12 Nashville Express leaves dally 1 25 p.m WNo change of oars by this line for Loois- vllle, St. IxMiis or Nashville. Pullman Paia e aieeping-'.Mrsonaii ugnttrains. For Tickets or lniormatlon apply at Ticket Office, So. S87 1-3 Main Street. JOHN T. ?"LiYWN, Snp t Memphis Div. Jaw wkki. Ticket Agent. my25 Ornca ") Mbxphis and Yicksbcbc Railhoad Co, Vicksburg, Miss.. May 7, 1873. J aar There will be a meeting of the Stock holders of the Memphis and V ieksburg Rail road Company, at my office, on Wednesday, tbe ltn Day or Jane, 1S7S. for the purpose of electing Thirteen (13) Di rectors Lo serve for the ensuing year. my Id WM A. FAIR HILD, Sec'y. MISCELLANEOUS. ICE PITCHES. TEE GRTPTOGHTLON (tflsntAiw wood i The election of Geaeral H. W. Jack- sou to tne presidency oi the farmers' convention was a deserved tribute to his genius and taste and intelligence and to the State, which he so worthily nip resented at Indianapolis. NEW GOODS rnoM AUCTION SALES IN NEW YORK HAVING PL RCHASKD A LARGE LOT OF desirable goods at Bankrupt Saler, 1 herewith offer the following, and defy com petition: Lenos at 25 cents, worth 10: Lenos at :u cents, worth 50; Grenadines at half their value; Linen Lawns at 2D cents, worth 85; all Linen Lawns st SO cents, worth 50; Lace sets at SI ft, worth S3; Edging and Inserting at half their value; Ladies' Hose at 12 ceots per pair; Ladles' Homemade Cloth Balmorals, 12; Ladies' Corsets, Ti cents; Table Damask aud Napkins a specialty thu week. This Is the cheapest lot of goods ever offered In Memphis. Call and be convinced. S3. VBNDIO 426 Main Street. ICE PITCHER Piai: silvlb lim:d, Is a Pitcher of Wood, clothed or covered with metal, which hermetically seals the wood. It U a solid walled pitcher, of nnsnrpasced PURITY , and In point of STRENGTH and DURABILITY, far excels all others. For sale by W. C. BTKD. FULL WEIGHT BUCKETS Family Lard DEALERS AND CONSUMERS WILL find our Lard cheaper man short weight packages. PROCTOR 4 GAMBLE. Cincinnati, Ohio. BRODE A COOPKR, Agents. o-hii t MEMPHIS ROLLING MILL IRON STORE Xo. 3$ Hadi.Hon Street, Memphis. Manufactured at our Mill of Scrap Iron and Charcoal o QUALITY GUARANTEED EQUAL TO ANY LIBERAL DISCOUNT X- TO THE TRADE. AUTOMATIC CAR, COUPLER. A INGE, WHEELER & CO.'S mnirimin nm nnnnTTin MAUL LAI! kuuruu ! SECTIONS P (PATENTED MAY 7 A.TO ircrST 6, 1ST3.) A SIMPLB, CHEAP, DURABLE AND PERFECT ACTING SELF-CAR COUPLER. Working on the plan of the common Hand Coupler with Draw-head. Link and Pin. Works equally as well with straight or crooked Link, and coupling cars of different hights with equal facility. The Link used is the same used with the Hand Coupler. With pening of not lest than 1 In. Concussion causes the pin to drop infallibly through the link, and a whole train la made up Instantaneously by the loree ol the locomotive. All danger of iojnryto employes la obviated, and suits for damages by widows or by maimed laborers are obviated. Time enough is saved in making up each train each day to pay for the change in couplers. The invention Is in the pin and in its trip or trigger, and it cn be applied to the old draw-heads. The cars ran be readily dis connected from the top of the train or from the ground. The loss of pins Is impossible. It will couple on or run In any curve. Ita coat is very little more than the old counter and it will never wear out- Address MEMPHIS AUTOMATIC CAR COUPLING CO. Soorotary, MEMPHIS, TENN. TOMLINSON'S INSURANCE AGENCY. R.C. Mtti.KK, Late with Williams 4 Co. and John Zent. R. D. Chuck, Late with Menken Bros. MILLER CHEEK, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES, And Cotton Factors, N. 198 lg Main trt, Memphis, Tena. KENTUCKY HOSSEST J; HAVE JOT! RECEIVED a large num. ber of No. 1 Saddle and Harness Horses, from Shelby ville, Kentucky. Those desiring to purchase will do well to call and exam n. before buying elsewhere. . ' A. FORREST. myji City Maples. No. T;( Monroe street.. TOMLINSON'S INSURANCE AGENCY. w No 17 Madison Street. QUEEN INSURANCE CO. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, e000,000 Hand Ball Alley. Thn Hand Ball Alley on the Poplar Street Boulevard, a few yaxd.i west of the Toll tiate, Ls now open for the reception of visitors The novelty In the community, and Um healthful exercise, should attract every one to see. A FLVE BAND wlil be In at tendance on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, and tue ebolcest refreshments will be provided. Meniphls, May Jl , lSTI. H COHE8 4 CO. ASSETS UN UNITED STATES, $722,413 U. O 1 1 ROYAL INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL AND LONDON, CAPIT f T - - - glO.ooO OOO ASSETS NI UNITED STATES, $1,300,009, GLOBE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. 258 AID 26 BBOIBWAY, IMJfal W TOHEt. ASSETS, ::::::: $3,213,183 GENERAL AGENT. Xo. 17 Madison Street, : Memphis, Teun. LOSSES ADJUSTED IN MEMPHIS AND PROMPTLY PAID