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i iiifiii-'uMST a f k?- -THE MEJIilP JHIS ESTABLISHED 1840- CONGRESSIONAL. PBOCEEDISGS. The senate discussed the question of increasing the appropriation for the relief of the sufferers by the overflow of the lower Mississippi and tributaries, during which Senator Alcorn warned the sen ale against Improper appreciation of the funds of the government, and direct ed attention to the publication of a telegram In the Washington papers yes terday mernlug stating that the negroes around Memphis refused work, alleging that the government would clothe and feed them. Senator Alcorn was also very severe upon the management of the levee system in Mississippi and Louisi ana, stating that since the war the former State had expended ten million and the latter twelve million dollars upon the levees, when five million dol lars properly applied would have secured for both States ample protection from the highest overflows. He urged that the levee system should be taken charee of by the government, and placed under the direction of the secretary of war, etc During the senator's reflections upon the management of the levee cystem in Mississippi, a senator asked who was president of the board of levee commissioners in Missis sippi, to which Senator Aleom replied promptly, "M.F. Alcorn, my son," and stated that his son had accepted the po sition to prevent fraud in its manage ment, and charged that Governor Ames had removed honest men from positions j on the levee board, and placed men in ' their stead who had been guilty of de- P10" nf seenis to De uiai ine ne ZilT.u fi,.i.,t, groes, in their convention at this place fraudingthe government, thus laying the charges of mismanagement of the levee system at the gevernor's door. During the discussion the old story of recon struction, and the traditional ironclad oath, were rcsurrected. The bill was re- i committed. In the house, tne centen nial appropriation was up, and during its performance, our Butler Tenn. took a bold stand in favor of the three-mil-lion-dollars appropriation. He did not get far into his peroration on the merits of the centennial show, when a mem er referred to the fact that Mr. Butler, as a sorthern representative, favored, three millions for the show, and opposed the donation of more than the pittance of ninety thousand dollars for the relief of the sufferers by the overflow in his section. Mr. Butler said that ninety thousand dollars was all that was asked, and it was sufficient. It was suggosted in an audible whisper that Mr. Sutler lived in the mountains of Tennes see. The discussion on the bill was ex tended but resulted in nothing definite. The session of the house was adjourned to seven o'clock in the evening for the consideration of the appropriation bill. The tenate finance committee yester day took further action Ion the house currency bill, and by a majority agreed to recommend the incorporation in it of the following provisions: "The maximum greenback circulation to be three hundred and eighty-two million dollars; new national bank notes be Is- sued to the amount of one hundred and i uixty-four million dollars; provided, that for each million of euch new notes issued there shall be five hundred thou sand dollars of greenbacks retired until the greenback circulation shall have been reduced to three million dollars." The committee voted to fix January 1, 1877, as the date at which specie pay ment should be resumed, but did not ar rive at a conclusion as to what system should be employed for that purpose, whether of interchangeable bonds or by means of any other plans proposed. HDMROLBT. The Joint Commission de Lunatlco In qulrcndo from lVett and Middle Tennessee. The Location of tho Asylum at Hum boldt an Insane Idea Korernor Brown's Movements. Meftlnp of the Executive Committee of tfie District Prominent Candl dites for Office Etc. Hpeclal to the Appeal J Humboldt, Ten., May 5. The com missioners 6ent up to this place by the .Memphis chamber of commerce spent last night at MoKeuzIe. They were not expected, and the hotel was uotpre 7ared for euch an incursion of guests. Twelve hungry men from Front and Un ion streets, with the memorable Alder man Pettigrew at their head, ought sever be sent out of Memphis with out a commissary aud provision train. Each man, however, pro vides his own ordnance, carrying hla own poeket-pistol. The committeemen, newspaper reporters and the rest bad a meeting last night and drafted a set of i resolutions requesting Governor Brown rto visit Memphis and Brownsville after inspecting the charms of Humboldt. Of ourse the governor is asked to withhold any decision he may adopt until he has seen the pretty plaees at Browns ville and Memphis, on which these Memphis and Brownsville people think the asylum should be located. Nobody believes that the institution will have its Bite at Humboldt They have not i eucceeded even yet, despite the revela- tion made by Mr. Bright, of Browns ville, In effacing from beech-trees around Humboldt the marks of the floods. Sandpaper has played out, aud mosqui toes ravage the land, to say unsophisti cated people. There was quite a crowd at McKenzie this morning at nine o'clock to welcome Governor Brown, Dr. Callender and Dr. Jones, experts -who accompany the governor to aid in determining the question of fitness of lhe location selected for the asylum. It -won't stlek. Such is the common ly entertained opinion. The gov ernor is in admirable good health, nd, we hope, will oeme down -with the committee to Memphis. Drs. Callender, Cheatham and Jones, mas ters of their profession and experts In dealing with the Insane, aoeompany Governor Brown. They know full well the absurdity Involved In the proposi tion to locate such an institution in such a place as Humboldt, a flourishing, at tractive, busy interior town. Messrs. Busby, Cubblns, Treadwell. Fizer, Log--wood, Mathes, Pettigrew, and five or glx others.are hereto escort the governor to Memphis, if he oonclude to go with us. It Is probable he will not go to Iemphls. He will accept or reject the I action of the "majority of the commis j slon. I SECOND DISPATCH. , Special to the Appeal. Humboldt, May 5. The executive committee of the Democratic party or I the uluth congressional district, in see i slon here, declared the Democratic party I the ouly agency and organization to re 1 sist Radicalism, and thorough organlza , Hon is insisted upon. A convention Is ordered for this district on the twelfth of I August, at Humboldt, to nominate a I candidate for congress. I Governor Brown, Doctors Callender, Cheatham and Jones examined the site for th xavluni. It Is thought they can not oppose the action of a majority of thelward to select a site. The Memphis chamber of commerce committee dined aud wined at Humboldt, and made ex tansive speeches at Duoiap's hotel. i fcjj ireii inn is nere; ne is a candidate for congress in this district; also John Skiflington, a candidate for attorney general. Governor Brown iu a note to Mr. Pettigrew, states that he cannot exam ine any site except that selected by a majority of the commissioners, and he approvea or reuses, or may recommit the matter to the board, but he cannot now visit Memphis. Colonel Magevney and niece and son, are here on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. THE COLORED CONTENTION. A Great Mistake The Delegates Gen erally Made Dp of Men Ashamed of their Race. From an Oecasion-1 Correspondent 1 Nashville, May 4, 1S74. The great the other day, made a creat mistake. If their object is to destroy the school sys- tern ot the State, then they have started in the right direction. This would in jure them more than it would the white people, 'mere are some persons in the state who would be glad of any pretext to abolish the free-school system, and those Nashville convention negroes ap pear inclined to give them that pretext. The negroes of tbis State generally are not responsible for what those ambi tious, self-conceited negroes did at Nashville. The Nashville con vention negroes are those who are ashamed of their own race and un willing to associate with persons of their own color who are far better than they are, and these same negroes Ed. Shaw, Nelse Walker, and such like, are trying to force themselves into the society oi white people and quit their own people. The sensible negroes will find them out, and will scorn aud repudiate them. Ne groes should have equal privileges with white people, that is they should have as good common schools, as good rai'road accommodations when they pay for them, as good hotels if they wish them, ete, are built them, but they should keep themselves separate and apart from the white race in schools, hotels and rail roads. Tne anxiety on the part of some negroes to force themselves into white society implies that tbey feel their infe riority. If a negro bad the proper pride and self-respect he would and should be no more solicitous about gettingintothe society of white people than white peo ple would be to get into his society. This nervous anxiety about their social status is an acknowledgment of inferior ity which no negro of belf-respect should ever make. Equal rights and equal privileges should satisfy them without having mem jointly and in common, it there be white and colored schools, UVV 11 .11. A J W NUltC UU WlUiCU DlfUWUi white and colored churches, white and colored cars, but let each be equal in privileges and equal in accommodations. This is all tbey should ask and all they will get. PERSONAL. The Emperor Alexander and his son Alexis are enraute to England. Sam. J. Tilden will be Democratic candidate for governor of New York next fall. Vice-President Wilson had a lpng in terview with President Grant in Wash ington Monday. Hon. Wm. Orton was elected presi dent of the Pacific aud Atlantic tele graph company at Pittsburg yesterday. It is announced in London that the relinqueshinent of the position of "lib eral whip" by Sir Robert Peel will only be temporary. The Loudon Daily Neivs suggests that a public meeting of the holder of Erie railway shares be held, and that Ste phenson, one of the London manege's appointed by Presldeut Watson, be given their proxies. The members of the newly elected medical faculty of the Vanderbllt uni versity at Nashville have been assigned to the following chairs: Paul F. Eve, M. D., professor of operative and clinical surgery; William T. Briggs, M. D., pro fessor of the principles and practice of surgery; Thomas ll Madden, M. D., professor of the theory and practice of medicine; William Lu Mchol, M. D., professor of diseases of women and chil dren, and of clinical medicine; Van S. Undsley, M. D., professor of physiology ; Thomas Menees, M. D., professor of ob stetrics; Jas. M. Safibrd, M. D., profes sor of chemistry; Thos. A. Atchison, M. D., professor of materia mediea and therapeutics; Thos. O. Summers, jr., M. D., professor of anatomy; Juo. H. Callender, M. D., professor of psycho logical medicine; Colonel Thos. K. Ma lone, of Nashville, was hUo appointed a member of the law faculty. The Kansas City Times of recent date had tbis as editorial: "To one person in Little Bock, the warlike preparations of Baxter aud Brooks bring any but pleas ant recollections. The hills of East Ten nessee, the beautiful little tjwn of Greeueville, the dripping forest and the sucahine struggling through the mists of early morning, pass like a panorama be fore her eyes, 'leu years nave passed away and still she sees in ber dreams the spectres of war visions oi men on horse- j back dashing lu and out through Jong I red lines of battle, and the roar of artil lery aud the rattle of fire-arms dispel slumber from the eyes. There was a , time when Mrs. Williams gloried in the triumph of her treachery, and laughed j at the misery she had wrought. Her be- trayal of that gallant Confederate, John H. Morgan the circumstances of which are too well kubwn to need recital here she onee regarded as the crowning act r I.,. ltr.. tl.n oft... 4ii....i. has Qtil Upon her once raveI1.biak hair care has sprinkled its powder of gray, and over her guilty soul remorse has hung its mantle of gloom. The btuy preparations fur war recall to her mind the bustle and confusion that followed her advent into a dark gap of the mountains in Tenne see on a stormy night iu August in 1861. Now she takes no part iu what is going ob ; men she ws the leader of the troop that matched through the rain iioup ui muiuueu mrougu ine ram and the gloom to surprise the man who d. ?l !f ,h.er. ko-pitality, and who had trusted in Ler honor. Mrs, Williams H null a haudeome woman, aad a widow. She seldom sppara upon the streets, and when she dies ber face is clohely veiled. Mauy conjectures are made concerning the cold, beautiful wo man who always walks alone, but uo one has ever ventuied to break in upon her meditations. What tbey are or how the passes the weary hours as they come aud go, none may ever know. Solitude is alike her passion and ber aiitery. Often In the silent watches of the night she is heard walking steadily to and fro across her chamber floor, and this is all that is known. From those around her ebe keeps her history and her sorrows. Forgetfulne ss Is the only thing she craves, and death alone can bring that boon to her. There will come a time, however, when all her horrid vitions will fade away forever, when even the echoes of strife and war will fail to reaeh her ears. Nothing disturbs the quiet of the grave." utaere. MEMPHIS, flxTICS I . STATE FO t mm The Johnston-CueaUiam Compromise The Xegroe and the Schools TheTwenty Cent Tax. ff " : K The Comtsg State end County Courcn tions Jndge KichoUon and the U. S. Senatorihlp. "' 1& -"" A Judge Porter as ajCandidatc Pnre De mocracy The Suggestions of the Appeal Indorsed, Elc. What we purpose doing is simply to give our indorsement to the suggestion of the Memphis Appeal, in regard to the next State convention of Democrats and Conservatives. We not ouly most heartily indorse this suggestion as being eminently wise and practical, but. while on the subject, will venture a further suggestion,, in the -hope .that it will be promptly taken up and considered by Ihe press ot the State. It is this: Let the tco-long-humored custom of requir ing candidates for governor to "stump" the State, be now and henceforth abol ished. As is well-sald by the Appeal, "a canvass for governor, now that we have railroads and telegraphs, is not as it used to be. It is quick and vigorous. A campaign speecluor two, .delivered at prominent points, and heralded the next dav by the press all over Jlie State, is about all that is done now hi most of the States." There is no reason wliy -1. 1 nnf K an In Tnnpa4M. ( In tue days of stage-coaches, iinnclnolrTTiniU mA wppkl v newsnaners only, the people very naturally looked to the personal utterances of candidates for their Information regarding the can vass. But the times hav changed and our people's needs and desires have changed with them. The telegraph aud the newspapers have well-nigh deprived the "stumper" of his occupation, or at least of the utility of it. But there are other and, to our minds, weightier, rea so' s why the gubernatorial stumping tour should become an absolute thing, and we .will briefly state some of 'them without elaboration. The qualities which go to make upi popular stump-speaker are not the qualities required to make a competent and successlul governor. A man may be wonderfully blessed with the "gift of gab" may hayethe power of moving multitudes to tears or con vulsing them with laughter aud yet be sadly wanting in these staider qualities of statesmanship so essential in the char acter of a great State's chief executive officer. AVe do not mean to depreciate forensic talent, by any means, but simply to call attention to the fact that much of the very beat material for the govern or's olllce'in this, as in all other States, does not belong to the stump-speaking class. et so imperious has grown the custom of requiring gubernatorial can didates to closely canvass tho State traveling from county to county, incur ring needlessexpeuse,sjrely taxing their physical health, belaboring each other with disgusting personalities, aud, too often in obedience to a depraved public taste, making buffoons of themselves for the temporary delectation .of the multi tude we say such has been the ef fect of the custom, that mny men, of modest worth, fitted to adorn the exec utive chair of any State, have felt them selves so repelled from the political arena, because of its unreasonable exac tions, that tbey have not allowed them selves to cherish even an aspiration to the office of governor, aud thus, too often, &as genuine merit been pushed aside while blatant demagoguery has been permitted to enter iu and bear sway. Besides all this, the people are really tiring of such personal contests between gubernatorial competitors.- Tfey are coming very sensibly to think such mere "ground-scuttling" for the highest office in the State as be neath the true dignity of lhe occasion and certainly not very elevating in Its influences. They care, not to know how a candidate may attitudinize or gesticulate; whether he is "good at anec dote," or can "deal heavy blows,-' or 13 an "artful dodger" or- can make the multitude weep or cry at will. They are rather concerned to know what measures of State policy he advocates, and upon-what principles will be admin ister thegovernment. And this the peo ple may better know without such cam paignlug tours a have been peculiar to Tennessee, Instead thereof, let the par ties present their candidates, aud, as in other States, let each, under the auspices of his own party, or of himself, make such speeches, at such times and places as may be deemed desirable for all practical purposes. Should an occasional Joint discussion be agreed on, well enough. But as to the smaller matters of the canvass, let the newspapers take care of them. There will be no lack of means to "keep the facts before the peo ple," so long as prlnting-oflices are sup plied with the usual quautity of black letter. JCnarville Press and Herald. It Is possible that the drill-masters may believe that they are doing their country a service in pursuing this poli cy, but no sane man will deny for a moment that they are laying the foun dation for another defeat next Novem ber, unless tbey change their course. SomervUle lalcoti. We have seen a circular issued by Memphis politicians for people they prefer, perhaps, to be called), which lays down us the first, middle and last plank for a platform, that no candidate-will ba supported by the signers unless pledged to a tax not exceeding .twenty cents on every hundred dollar?. Tbis wise circu lar gives notice that its signers will ad vocate low taxes without regard to the fate of parties. Indeed, carelessness, nay, recklessness as to the. fate of par ties, appears to be the leading idea of the framers of that platform. Tbey might, had they deemed it prudent, have said, that they were utterly reck- I leas mt to the fate of the State, the people, credit, honor and good faith. ' It is apparent, however, and it was not , perhaps necessary to declare It on the face of the instrument. (Xarksvitte To bacco Leaf. Rtmortiitanrlant Ptaminff nraa InJf... inim'xnn tho'nth.r iUv tn flm ninllu ' of the negro convention' and the cfvil rights bill on the public schojls, and said: "The law is absolu'ely impartial in its provisions, as affecting the two races. The same school age prescribed for colored as for white children; they are counted alike lu the apportionment of Behool moneys; they are entitled to. pursue the same studies; they are sub jected to the same bchtiol-ofilcers and to the same general school regulations, and 1 ,e ie-jiinU being lispropor no speclal regulations are tolerated that tionately t9k and clumsy. The facial nrefeVthe rights of one race to those of angle was fupy up to the average; there h.nhpr r-oinrwl neonleiirRellL'lbleas 'JtSiyLwa JSKSSSM BSMnSfa&ffi. I ' i . . . . . . just as they are eligible to the civil ofll- j ces of the State or general government. The only distinction between the races 1 recognized by our school laws is in the mode of organizing the children into the schools. With the exception of Madison, Crockett, and one or two other counties, , West Tennessee will vote in convention j for Judge Porter. In giving explessiou to this, our candid opinion, we do so' 1 with not the least intention of disnaras-. jng the claims of other worthy gentle- men whose names have been mentioned in this connection. Kr far from this. should it occur that we are mistaken in this opiuion, the Intelligencer will give t a moat cordial support to the nominee of the convention, although its choice !.? ln,)STmHeotewolhyD" date Instead of Judge Porter.-vParin- telligencer. Ve are as anxious to prevent a Dem ocratic division on any other question as Mineotiftieau cost'"-N'apoieouirib0,uooiBclence,hai I - . . 1 I irHlHH. 1IH TIBXt Owner TESM. "WEDISTESDA-Y, M.Y 6, 1874. , that of funding. It is for the Interest of the people and the State that we depre- , cats such division on. any question. Dif- fetences of opinion can best be settled among ourselves, without invoking de- ! feat. AH the Improvements of our fctato affairs that are possible can. be bet. ter secured by preserving the ascend ancy of the Democracy. Nashville Union and A:ncrican. A correspondent asks the question: "How it chances that among all those whose names have yet been mentioned by the pres of Tennessee, in conectlon with the United States Senator, Judge A. O. P. Nicholson baa thus fax been overlooked?" We suppose Judge Nich olson prefers the position he occupies at present to senatorial honors, but he lias adorned lioth positions, and would do so again. Jackson IVhiff end Tribune. Tho Banner, bavin? failed to draw the dear colored men into its bushwhacking independent party, and fearing that the civil rignia mil win pass aim some o. its corps i compelled to marry against their will, is now ready for cremation. The board of health of Nashville will in- f-iat that thev cremate outside of the car eal). Mr. Johnson was asked if he had seen the "compromise" programme vent! i lated by.the papers of the State, in which it was arranged that hs was to be the next United States tecator, and General Cheatham governor. He replied that he had, but that the statement was certain ly made without his authority and with out his knowledge of any such arrange ment. Nashville Union and American. Tho proposition to postpone the State political campaign, that isfor governor. , after lhe countv elections in Aug-it , B;em3 to be meeting withpretty general favor from east to west. The reasons are so obvious why the two elections should not be confused and mixed up, that ob jection to the arrangement is hardly to be expected. Nashville Banner. Oar correspondent, "One- VoUr," is opposed to instructing delegates to the county convention. Some of his sug gestions are good, but so long as men u'i'H in tikuc and scheme for office we fear they will prove impracticable. "We favor the instruction of delegates that experienced and bold men may not so easily .control the convention. Mur freesboro Monitor. The signs of the times point clearly to the fact that the disintegration of the Republican party is only a question of time, and will inevitably come upon that corrupt organization, unless it is saved from destruction by the weakness and folly of the elements of opposition combined against it. Nashville Union and American. EUROPEAN COMPLICATIONS. France and Germany That Stnpid and Very Frencby Idea of Tengeance Again The Commune. New Yoek. May 4. A letter from Berlin says it was the evident purpose of the liberals, in voting to tlx the military strength of Germany for seven years, to enable tne emperor to prepare ror any hostile .demonstrations. During the seven years President McMabonis to ex ercise his pofver in France. The letter adds the addition of some four hundred thousand to the regular army, a fact which carries its own explanation, but the efl'eet of this increase on the availa ble military material of the country in volves another calculation besides the three years which he serves under the flag. The recreant basis nine years in reserve and the Iiandwehr increase of eighty-six thousand to the permanent army implies a yearly addition of the same number to the train ed reserve. This amounts In seven years to 280,000 men ; or rather since the effect of the increase will be felt on the reserve only. After the expiration of three years from the beginning of new levies, 160.0C0 will represent that addi tion, while 120,000 more will be still In active service. In other words, in JSS1 Germany will be able tc meet France with neaily 300,000 more skilled soldiers than to-day. A Paris letter-writer says: "Evidently difficulties are fast closing in about us, and every day we have some fresh cause for reflecting upon the security of the moment. The spirit which animated the commune is very far from being crushed. The same men are once more organizing for another attempt, and just as they did before in 1S48 and in 1S71. Scores of working men are formed in each arrondhsement under the direction of district committees, which take their orders from the central committee. The next, -step Is to bend men by mak ing them solitaire in all dangers and benefits, and by the element of seciesy always attractive to the uneducated. Members of the so ciety who have work are privately taxed, and one-half of the proceeds is added to the sinking fund reserved for the war budget. The rest goes to aid those who are out of work and In distreiis. Just before the war matters had reached the stage where we find them to-day, and Creuzot was selected as the best point lor beginning the strikes. The difficulties then caused made possible the fourth of September. This time the strikers are to be encouraged in the pos itive certainty that the septennate must come to au end one day or another. The belief that it will not last long gives the chiefs of the International an opportu nity for saying that it will be succeeded by another commune." A RACE OF PI6J1IES. Be cent Discovery by Bayard Taylor In Central Africc New York, May 4. Bayard Taylor, in a letter from Egypt, gives au account of the recent discovery of a race of pig mies in central Africa. Speaking of two lu the care of the khedive, be says: Th IltUn follows lnnh-il at mn with bright, questioning, steady eyes, while I examined and measured them. Tuubul was forty-six inches lu tight, the legs being twenty-two inches and tne body, with the head, twenty-four inches, which is somewhat better proportioned than is usual in savage tribes. Thehead and arms were quite symmetrical, but I the spine was curved in remarEabJy the hip-Joints. ftODl the ShOUldelS tO throwing out the abdomen, which was already much distended, probably from their diet pf beans and bananas; yet the head was erect, the shoulders on a line of gravity, and. there was no stoop in the posture of the body as iu south Africa. Tubbul measured twenty-six Inches around the breast and twenty around the abdomen. His hands and feet were casrsely formed, but not large, v n ifml tlavommnonr rT hraln lino was a good development oi oraiu, nne, intelligent eyes, and a noseso flattened that h? looking down the forehead from abave one saw only the Hps projecting beyond ft. The nostrils were astonish ly wide and square, and hla complexion was that oi a uars mulatto. At a meeting of the Tammany hall general committeeTn New York yester day, Ex-Congressmen John Morrissy and John Fox engaged in friendly talk, which gradually changed into a dispute and culminated iu a wrangle, each ac cusing tbe other of unfai'iifulness and Intrigue. The affair resetted in Morris sey knocking Fox down with his fist and buying him (Morrissey's best holt) severely aoout tne neau and shoulders. Friends Interfered and prevented an Hem headed "Butted to Death." Green, who was killed by Weaver in L,wrenceburtr. Tennessee, a few davs ago, willed fifteen hundrei dollars to a couple of lawyers to prosecute his mur derer. I . .1. 1 . I t ..1 . I V. - nnmaMlItt ITTD ll I, a t ll I . . . I , . w uoncutsu ieui, iu Wlliuu a uunwjj giuuuu.vw ocBmuw mw DAILY A.PPEAI THE NORFOLK L01TKRY The Capital Prize Drawn by a Norfolk Ticket-Holder 77,509 the Lucky Knmbtr. Special to the Appeal. Norfolk, Va., May 5. Balance fifty-six, ticket seventy-seven thousand five hundred add nine, capital prize, twenty-five thousand dollars; 'party in Norfolk. kidd. ARKANSAS. The Hissln- Jcslicfs or Ibe Suprese C-urt Where Are Ihfy Z The Belligerents SHU Bellicose-Grant Will Not Interfere Between Them Etc, WAsrasaTOu, May 5. At the cabi net session to-Uy thwro wiui aoo.o core versatlon over the condition of affairs in Arkansas, but the executive has not yet given a "decision. The attorney general s;ated tho attorneys for'Brooks had not completed their argument, and have asked for a--day or two to prepare it thoroughly. LitxiSs J3GK, May 5. A special to the Gazelle says that one of the largest meetings ever held in Jefferson county, convened at Pine Bluff last night Hon. Wm. M. Harrison, who was a candidate for associate justice of tbe supreme court on the Brooks ticket In 1672, aud who claims that he was elected, presided over the meeting. A string of resolutions were adopted, condemning Brooks, and approving of Baxter's course, also, ap proving the wise course of General H. King White in bis management of the affairs In the interest of Baxter in that section. A special to the same -paper from Helena, saysi "A large meeting was held' at that place lasf night composed principally of colored people. Hon. J. T. White, colored ex-State senator, and present' State, commissioner of pdblic work, addressed the meeting in the in terest of peace, and advised those pres ent not to Join the forces of either side but to let the legislature determine the question." The United States troops formed a line across Markham street last night -on three separate occasions to prevent an advance of the Baxter forces. Brooks received a reinforcement of one company, nearly all colored, from Perry county this evening. Chief-Justice McClure to-day had a writ served on Generals Churchill and Blocher commanding them to produce tbe bodies of Messrs. Bennett and Searle, the associate justices of the supreme court, whose arjrest was mentioned yes terday. These officers replied by stating that martial law prevailed in Pul skl at this time, and they knew of no ordeis except those which came from their su perior. The Baxter side has advices from Washington that Senator Clayton applied to the President for the use of federal troops in searching for the two judges, but the President declined to let them be used for that purpose. A few days ago the Baxter side sent to St. Louis to have a duplicate seal of the State made. Tho seal was forwarded yesterday by exprecs. This morning, Before the express aseut had time to de liver it, a squad of Brooks men entered his office and captured the seal. Con siderable activity prevails on both sides to-night. Sentinels are doubled around Baxter's headquarters, and a general military air pervades everything. "MOEAL AID TO BKOOKS." St. Loots, May 5. The Democrat's special says an address of the reform congressional delegation to the people of Arkansas has ben telegraphed from Washington, and cannot fail to give ad ditional weight to the moral aid to Brooks. Over three thousand are Issued daily at the statehouse. THE FLOOD. From the BI; Buck Region Higher than in lSC7-?2000 Contrlb ttd by, Charleston, S. C. New Oblkans, May S. Mr. A. F. Mardes, writing to the Picayune from Black river, says the couutry is sub merged deeper than it was in 1867. Among tbe people there has been, great privation, and in some 'instances suffer ing. "Picture to your mind the con dition of our locality, when help less widows and children are con demned' to fight against starvation, with two and half ears of corn, a day." After mentioning other cases of desti tution, the writer concludes: "But for the timely arrival of supplies from the relief committee of New Orleans, the suffering here would have been in tense. It thrills -one 'with hoi ror to contemplate what our condition would have been had not heaven-sent charity reached us In, time. May the donors never know what it is to want. If they could witness the effect of their noble acts they would fully realize that it is more blessed to give than to receive." CHARLESTON, S. O., CONTRIBUTES TWO THOUSAND- DOLLARS. Charleston, S. C, May 5. The cit izens' committee telegraphed to New Orleans to-day authorizing a dralt for two thousand dollars for the relief of sufferers by the floods. Contributions are still coming in. Collections will be taken np In the churches Sunday for the same purpose. A British man-of-war has gone to Valparaiso to investigate the case of Captain Hyde, of the steamer Tacma, which capsized a short time ago outside ot the harbor. It appears that after the trial of the British 'court at Valparaiso, Captain Hyde, with the consent of the British consul, took passage Id a British vessel for Liverpool, but the Chillian authorities took him from, the steamer and marched him in manacles through the streets of Valparaiso to prison, not withstanding the protest of the consul. 3i.vitii:i. DUKFY BOWXiAND On Bunuay, May 3d, by Rev. Father Rlordan, at St. Patrick's Cburcb, Mr. T. W. Durrr aud Miss M. J. BOWLAJfD. DIED. PLEASANTS-Saturday morning, May 2d, of congestion, Ltdia, beloved child of Brooke and Lizzie it. Pleas&nu. Baltimore (Md.) and Petersburg ( Va.) papers pleae copy. KTOTICB TO CITY TAX-PAYEB OFFICE CITY TAX COLLECTOR, 1 Mbmfuis, Tkxs., May L1S7LJ w Whereas, the Tax-collector received tUe tax-books lor the 46th corporate) cur on tne 1st da; of August, 1S73, and therefore tbe lour months and the additional time or ninety days prescribed by lar having expired on the 1st day of March, lSJt; notice is, therefore, hereby Riven, that In accordance with law, there will be, after the 18th day of May, ISM, added to tbe taxes ten per cebt. penaltv; ana further notice is hereby given, that on the Suth day of May, 1S71, tbe tax-books will bo closed for the purpose of issuing distress warrants against all delinquent tax-payers who may have, to the knowledge of the Tax-Collector, personal property to be levied on for past-due taxes. FRED. C. SUHAPElt, lay 8 City Tax-Collector. OFFICIALBEAWINGS Moraine Clais So. 7. 822723637118Z7J0217i53) KvenlnE-.Clo Ho. H 3S 1 31 1 2 1 1 21 1 51 1 2; 1 53 1 52 1 5 1 15 7s CU Memphis, this 5tli day of May, 1S71. i !- "J.w.J.w" , method to this el-1 ftrst Baptist Church Near Cor MASONIC NOTICE. AtJPKCIAL communication of A use rota Lodge, No. lift, will be heldthfi WEDNESDAY) erenln. May Mb, at, Hi o'clock, for ork In the E. A. degree. au r.. a. s are iraiemauy invura. By order C 6. LOCKE, W. M. B. RrcHMOitp, Becretary. znyS 23d Annual Keport OF THE- INS. CO. OFNBWYOBK, Rox. 156 and 1SS Broadway. LNCOHE FOE TUE TEAR 1873. For premiums, extra premiums. For interest For Interest, etc., accrued. Sije 1,172 IK DLSBURSBMEXTS. Fald for claims by death oa policies and pay ment of aunulties.S 679, 16 PsM for dividends, re tain premiums, pur chased policies aad in terest on dividend 4'J172 19 Total amount returned to policy-boJders.Jl,lT3,SS) S5 Paid for expense', sala r.es, taxes, revenue stamps, medical examiners- fees and com missions . 33SJK7 9S ASSErs. Cash In bank. Trust Co. and on hand S 356,530 33 Bonds and mortgages, and interest accrued on same 4,305, ISS 8 Loans on policies in force 259,ta CO United States and X. Y. fatate stocis 7211,555 W Quarterly and semi-annual premiums de ferred, and premiums and interest in course of coUccUon and trans mission 370,733 56 Temporary loans on stocks and bonds (mar ket value of the securl rles SSIUST) 829,950 00 Interest due to date, and all other property 705t S3 S9,C9,ltE 33 Gross awe ts- Reserve required for all policies In force, Car lisle i per cent, 53,SSU,I5l gt Claims by death not yet que - Dividends unpaid and all other nihility 261,9-) 60 137.7W 51 - 7,342,8 3B UiidlfideJ Surplus $1,C6G,G6 95 The Manhattan invites compari-on with other companies as to the follow ing particulars: 1. The large Proportion of Its As sets to Liabilities.' 2. The small .Ratio of Expenses to Income. 3. Care lu the Selection of Risks. 4. Prudence and Skill of Adminis tration. 5. Justice and Liberality in the Pay ment of Losses and Dividends. 6. Tha even and uninterrupted suc cess of Its operations for a quarter of a century. SAMUEL General 'Agent. UDAH & STURM, Managers, office Planters Bnlldluir. 11 -Iadisoii St, jleinpliis, na. Agents wanted throughout the State. Ad dress, with reference, or apply to the Managers. JWM. MORROW, Insurance Commissioner, , do hereby certify that lhe MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE CO., located at New York, has produced to me satlslactory evidence that said company has compiled with, nil the requirements of the laws of the State ot Terfnessee imposed on Insurance companies; and I further certl'y that Jndah & rturm, Managers of said Com pany, have anthorlty to take riks and tran -act the business for and in behalf of said Company lu this State. Sinned W. MORROW". Insurance Commissioner of Tennessee. A. LOEB. S. STURM. S. HIR CH. A. LOEB Sl CO. 11 MADISON STBEET, GENERAL FIRE INS. AGENTS. HEPRE3ENT1NO American Central Insurance Company, St. Louis, Ho. Brewers Fire Insurance Co of America, -lllwauke, Wis. St. Joseph Fire and Marine Insurance Co. St. Joseph, Ho. Franklin Insurance Company, Indfanapolla, liid. large Lines or lusnrauce placed at abort notice. GEN. JOHNSTON'S BOOK. Gen. Joeti K. Jobnt'oa'a "XarrfttlYe or miliary Operations" Just Out. ImEnnderrlgoed, as the authorized Agent . of Shelby, ilaywood, Hardeman, Fayette andTlpton counties, will nil orders by mall or express on receipt oi P. O. order or dralt, o will end C. 0. 1). by express. The -work will not be delivered In the above-named coaatles except through me. The book Is about 660 pages. Illustrated. Price. Si In Cloth, S8 lu Leather, J7 SO In Hair-Turkey Morocco. Scud on your orders. Address L. H. STEWART, care J. S. Hatcher Jt Co- 315 Main ll., Memphis. Old Folks Card to tho Public. rpHK Impression having gone forth that the J. seats have all been Taken for the "OLD FOLKS CONCERTS," the management beg to Inform the public that there are still plenty of good seats left; and that as tbe price or admission Is the same tottl parts of the bouse, the second tier may be considered asgood as the dress circle or parquette. The Reception Committee will see that the ladles are well taken care of. my6 -FOIST 1BIC-B1E15I-KG SAWMILL, OFFICE AND LUMBER YARD 35S MAIN STBEET, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE and well assorted -mock of 8asb, Doors, .Blinds, Moldings, Dressed Lumber, Flooring, Ceiling, biding, ehlngles, Laihs and Cedar Posts; also, a large stock of Framing Lumber ou hand or cut to order, which we wiU sell VKItY LOW FOR CASH. as Orders from the country shall have our prompt attention. A. J. WHiTE, Proprietor. A. JYXE, Baalneta Mauacer THE copartnership heretofore existing un der the name of A. R. Morion ffl Co. Is dissolved by mutual consent. April 25, 1S71. W. C. POWELL. OKO. J. MOORE. A. R. MORTON. Tbe business will be continued under the firm name of A. R. Morton - Co by A. R. JIORTON. , We recommend to our former patrons a con tinuance of their patronage. OEO. J. MOORE; 4 my3 W. C. POWELL. mm. HIRSOH, 'ForaccnuntfofW hoitfll ajt concern We will sell, On Snturday, Jane 13th, At Auction, . I . . U ..lln - ik i-. itvmi at LEUBRIE LARGE LOTS FROM MCTION! And -Eastern LIRGE LOTS OF BTBAW GOODS, HATS AND BONNETS. Hair. Leghorn. Fancy Lace.Mllan and Chip, 75c, Jl,l 25.J1 15, SI 60, H 75, 11 . MUan and Pedal Round Hats, 35c, 50c, 60c, at LEUBKllTH Our assortment of STP. AW OOODd Is tbe Largest, Best Selected, Most Varied, ad Cheapest in the city. 5215-00315 HAT UEPAiTOrESfT. Inspection luvlted. Every thin Fashionable from II -5 to fU. Ilau and ISonueU Trimmed to order, on short notice UW per cent, cheaper thaa eewhfe. H0J Boys', Youths' and Children . xlats. Sic, 85e, aoc,75e and II, at LBUBKIETS -fcLvfc Orxxaznonts! Trn-t-. ornoiuonts! Immense stoek or Pearl and Steel Ornaments, Linen Picnic Hats 25c, worth 51, at Bonnet fSlltt-H MBERgARIMTS! OWN JUNIFACTTJBE GBEAT BiBGAIXS THIS TTEEK. Chemtees, 53c, 65c, 75c Nightgowns, 75c, OOc, SI. Drawers, E0C, 65c, 75c, at Shirt Waists. 76c and Si. at BELTS- BELTS, 19c, 35c , 35c, 50c, at MISBttKS! EIBHIOMR! SIISI5S! ?till selling Ribbons at our challenge prices, firm Grains, 12Kc. 16c, ate. Cord Ege,c, Ice, 3c. Hash Ribbons, 25c. K,58e, 753, 5c, at LBUBM Pearl nil Steel slides ami Sash Buck leo,20e, 25c 35o,50e, 75c, It toll, at LBUBRt fUJ WERS Rich French Flowers at panic HOSIE-H.-'Sr! HOSIERY! BALANCE OF CLE IBIS 6 SALE THIS WEEK. Silk. Clocked. Uaibrlggans. extra length, 35c, 40c, 50c, 65c, 75c, at Children's Hosiery, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c. 15c Imitation Balbrigana 293, at SEW BTOCK JUST OPaXED Ball Far-Drops, Jet and Gilt, 25c, selling else- where for 75c, at RGAHS I SHOES. THIS Will offer 2O.0U0 pairs of Ladles' and Children's Bhoes at 5 per cent, above Eastern cost. These goods are fresh from manufacturers and worthy ot attention. FANS! FANS! FANS! FANS! FANS! All If ew Shapes and Styles, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 35c, Very One Gilt, 51 'M and Si, at PARASOLS AND SUN UMBRELLAS Another large lot Just opening, Retailing at Wholesale Prices. GREAT SALE OF EMBROIDERY REMNANTS, AT LEUBRIE'S o Iff air Iepartmeut leduetIoii in -Prices. Hair Braids, J2,!2 50, S3. Lonj Hair Braids, SI 50, J5 50, SO 50. Puffs 90c. Rats 50c. LEUBRIE'S FANCY GOODS DTPiSTMEIiT, SECOND 5T.OOR. Bargains in Toilet Article. Perfumery, Satchels, Table Mats Glass and Chinaware. Collars and CuOV, and Sec-Tles, cheaper than ever, at LEUBRIE'S Soaps 26c per dozen, at L&UBR1E3 Try the lou Lenbrie Kid (Jlore, t per pair. Uew pair given fr all that rip or tear I Ladles' Hemmed, 6c, 7c, 8c, 10c, 12c. Gent's Hemmed, 12c. 15c, 20c, at LBUBBIE'3 BARGAINS IN TABLE LINEN, TOWELS, NAPKINS, FROM AUCTION CO f? SETS Whalebone Corsets 50c, at LEUBRIE'S Selling Goods flicapfr than Any Other Honse South. Cannot be Undersold. Call and Examine. Qaick Sales and Small Froflta. B-LAGK OUR OWN- fflEOT IMPORTATION WE would respectlully notify the Ladles of Memphis and vicinity that we are now prepared to -11 orders for all grades of the above BEAUTIFUL & POPULAR GOODS which, being manufactured to our own order for CHOICEST RETAIL TRADE, and Im ported by us unbroken in bulk direct From Paris to Memphis, we are enabled to sell them at lower prices than tbe same quality of goods can be pur chased in any other city on tbe continent. In addition to our Immense line of PLAIN BLACK IRON GRENADINE we have Imported some exquisite novelties in Fekiii Hoire and JBroclie Stripes. Florentines and Epinglines, which we can guarantee tor durability of color and fabric. Samples sent on application. B. LOWSNSTEIN cBR03.5 243 & Hi -Iain, cor. Jefferson. NOTICE TO L&DIES ! Big-Just received, aud daily re ceiving, a most clegaut assort incut of NoTelUcs in Jet, Rub ber, BlacK Garnet; and Fancy Goods. Remcmbeir, a line line of Solid Gold Goods will be con tinously sold at cost in order to reduce slock. I. E0ESCHEB. AGENT, ar-ESP? PATiACE TEE BANK OF COMMERCE, NO. 12 -iADISOX STBEET. juo. t. FAuqisoar... JSO. OVEETO.V, Jr...... K. A. P-BK-R .?reldeat Vlce-resloii t . Canier. DIRECTORS: J NOCT. FABGASON, B. B AYLISS, jNoovEirrcN.jR., m.oavin, SAM.'-. iLASHKlEUJ. O. H. P. PIPER, THOS. H. ALLEN. Insolvent Notice. K A VINO sng-ested the Insolvency of the estate of liavlu Robersou, deceased, no tice Is hereny given to all persons having claims against eald estate to appear and file the same Tilth the County Court Clerk, au thenticated In the manner prescril-ed by law, on or before the 5: a day of August, mi; and any claim not filed on or before said day or before an appropriation of the funds of said estate Is maue, shall be forever barred, both la law and equity. -"r By order ot County CoufTClerk. May 4, JAMES A. MURRAY, Kdm'r. DISSOLUTION. riillE partnership heretofore existing be 1 tween tbe underelimed. under tha arm '. name, of Davis Ar Byrne, at Grenada, Miss., Is uiu i uo y uiMjitu ujiuu u u consent. ' J. W. BYRNE. r May 2,1371. .3 EilvW. J. da vis. - 'I 1 T -Gen. JosepU E. John1on' " SarrnMie I of -UllotryOne"'10-9" Jaslut I ,. VOL-KTO. 34.. 1 FROM IMPORTERS Manufacturers. 10c, 15c, 25c, J5c, 50c, 75c and t, worth LECBKIKH LKTJBttUTH and Trimmings. UNDERGARMENTS LBUBKl-TS LEUMIIB'S L-UBftllfS LBUBRLETS LKUBHIBTB prices come and be convinced. LEDBRIF.'S LBUBKIEy LETJBRIEV3 WEEK! 50c, 15c, at LIT0BRIE"3 LEUBAliTS WICKS, TERRY & 00, DElEEKS IN IRON, ST-EEXi MACHINERY G -Rett's Light-Draft Magnolia Gin, Gullett's Steel Broth. Gin, Utlca Steam Engines, Dolman's Cornmllls, Deerlng's Horse Eogtnes, Cold Relied Shafting, Plows, WaKons. etc- , Btoves, Wagonmakers' Supplies. (Jam DCMUtS, etc.. S7 raiOK" STBEET. Non-Ecsideut Notice. No. 826, R. D. In the Second Chancery Oeart of Shelby county, Tennessee. B. P. Ander son, Commissioner or Uevjnue, use, etc- vs. Joseph Parrish and others. IT appearing from the return of the. sheriff to proces issued In this cause that the de fendants, Martin O. '"hapman and Warrlet Martin, are not to be found in his emiaty. It Is therefore ordered, by the Cleric and Master, that they mae their appearance herein, at the t ourlhouse of the Second Chancery Conn, In the dty of Memphis, Ten nessee, on or before the first Monday m Jane, li71, and plead, answer or demur to complain ant's bill, or the same will be taken for con fessed as to them and set for hearing I parte, and that a oipy of this order be published once a week, for four successive weeks, in the Memphis Appeal. This April 2). 1S74. M. U.L.H rh. WA RT, Clerk and Master. By Geo. Mallery, D. C and M. McDowell Jt Johnson, sola, for compt. (thu Nou-Eesident Notice. No. TU8, It. 1). In the Second Chancery Ce-rt of Shelby county, TennesseeB. P. Ander son, Commissioner Revenue, use, ete- vs. Maurice Mitchell and others. r appearing from the return of the Sheriff to process issued In tbis caute that the de lendant, Maurice Mitchell, la not to be found In his county : It la therefore ordered by the Clerk and Master, Tnat he make his appearance here in, at the courthouse of the Seeond Chan eery Court, In the city of Memphis, Tenn.. on or before tbe first Monday in June, 1871, and plead, answer or demur to complainant's bill, or the tame will be taken for confessed as to him and set for bearing ei parte; and that a copy of this order be pa Wished onee a week, for four successive weeks. In tbe Mem phis Appeal. This April 2), 187t. M. 1. I STKWART, Clerk and Master. By Oeorue Mallery, Deinty C. and M. McDowell & Johnson, bols. for com pin t. flhu Non-Resident Notice. No. fcS-In the First Chancery Court of Sket bv county, Tennessee, Km ma G. Abbott vs. Charles Abbott. r; appearing from affidavit in tbts cause that the defendant, Charles Abbott, Is a oltlien of St. Louis, Missouri, and a non resident of the State of Tennessee. It is thereiore ordered. That he make his appearance herein, at the courthouse In the eity of Memphis, Tennessee, on or before tbe first Monday in June, 1871, and plead, answer or demur to complainant's 0U1, or the same will be tab en lor confessed as to him and set Jor -casing exparte, and that a copy of Ibis order be published once a week, tor four se ce-tuve wee-, in liie -lempnu i -Lpptal. This 21th day of April, 1871. A copy Attest: KuMU.ND A. CORE, Clerlr nml Miiaiop By R. J. Black, D. C. and M. w. L. Duff, sol. for complainant. ao-Sta Non-Eesident Notice. No. "62, It. D. In the Second Chancery Court or Shelby county, Tennessee. B. P. Ander son, Commissioner Revenue, use, etc- vs. Henry York and others. IT appearing from the return of the Sheriff" to process Issued in this cause that the defendant-. Henry York. James Wtlttams and Samuel Willi ains, are not to be found in his county: it la wereiore oraereu uy tue uerk ana Master, That they make their appearanee herein, at the courthouse of the Second Chan cery Court, iu the city ot Memphis. Tenn., en or before the first Monday in June, tS!4, and plead, answer or demnr to complainants bill, or the same will be taken for confessed as to them and set lor bearing exparte; and tbatacopy of this order be published once a week, for lour successive weeks, in the Mem phis Appeal. This April 29, 1S71. M.D. L. STK W ART, Clerk and Master? By George Mallery, Deputy C and M. M-aPoweU.-c ols. for.complm. tha an A CTSWldl m on li it, t tt ian Cat nbera-c d. ID WAX fa of m state of adjudlc: i, and I tf Th eaclEg raUte.at Blstlng 3-ai a -3. of Jber. lEsglSf -tdlbnst aar achlner 'oafpre Sreet. edkhh "es dallj Ibr.thH vile. J rj-ljr-l atlon a; H-CpiS '.B-pt: Agent. -otetra at Nat aaeatt fia n en 8 met, at P-n.ta anion c a art Sa la Hr. 1 OHN 1 tjUri urn , tu the 1. I wo He. taa t ei it tt over s In th Kty fas ,moste lira for ndbeat IKEB.: 3 3-2 w CLA; 5 2:: LNIE xst, Da . AKD- ? ommlssic . Ho wart 'MEMPHIS- st. :e?eke MM 3CXX: ss il!-i !