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"WRin'RSDAY, MAY 6, H74 THE MVrSTPli IS DAILY APPEA 1 -, r IKIttPHIS APPEAL, WEDNESDAY HORN1SO.MAT 0, 1874. tUl! THNS11XF. KfcBCTIOSH. It will be peeii In another column that th Kiwxv.lle Ftcm mid Herald most amlifOly indorsee the suggestion wbjcb toe Al'i'JiAL made a few days since In idganl to a ebort canvas. Eifotionsare i.twoary evil, and Uie contest should be t 'ert and decisive. The excitement in cMent to a cuvai Interferes with the tegular buuiuess of the people by divort vg tMr Ume and attention from their various occupation. A protracted can vas ifflpoaes rtt expense upon the cwtdidatea, as tbey are freely bled every day befeie the election, by the bummers who follow In the wake of the candidate for the same purpose that sea-gulls pcr Mte a steam veswel. o people are jtore imposed on 11. an candidates, and the creatures that straddle their backs Hfcstikl have a short, swift ride. Offiee JieWers are ueceMMy to the.admlnistra tfea of the government, and the people efcould om. suit their interest as well as tkeir own by a short canvass. In this age of telegraphs, railroads and news papers, electors cau learn in a few days Hll ttiftt is Dtwesmry to enable them to east an intelligent vote. The JPrctt and J far aid supported Andrew Johnson in the ejection f r congressman for the State at large, and it present wise and euaeili&tory course is another strong in dieatioa of the union and harmony that to likely to pervade the ranks of the Democrats and Conservatives in the November election. Indeed, in every I art of the State the elements itaUgoafetag Radicalism are mov ing cautiously and wisely. The ane3 county papers throughout the State tell the same story as to the roaeiUatory movements of the various meetings and committees, and of the ftpirlt of concession and enthusiasm. A MtUd, perfect, impregnable organization will be effected that will inevitably e mk a gram! Hiect Our large majori ty was our weaknese two years ago, and the disasters brought about by divisions have shown the necessity of that bar Moey and coneHiati n which now ob tain iu every section of the State, and which, if net marred by unexpected and uaaooeecary tiivirfooB, will enable the party to accomplish what ft wills AU men biticerely and honestly opposed to Radicalism in Tennessee will cordially strike hands in the approach ing Tennessee electioBs. There were U3WeBees two years ago as to men? but these are questions belonging to the past, ami cause not a particle of alienation Meag the conservative people in the Weeced year of oar .Lord 1574. No one h) alarmed at the raut and bluster of a little squad of malcoutents in West Ten nessee; for it means nothing, except Ifetiotis opposition to Democrats and t oaservatiVes; it represents nobody except inflated egotists, disappointed as- Irani?, and utterly abandoned political iiaeks, and it has no future, except pfeaaae and contempt The Democrats asd Oeatervati ves of Tennessee, who are aowofgaaiEiBg for the contest, will con htiteie a noble party a parly of libera ideas, of genuine progress, and of com prebeeeive aims. There is no occasion for disruption of such a party, or seces sion froai H. Some may go out from us atasply because the' are not of us. The Democratic and Conservative party, in the process, v;ill be doubly blest; it will to West iu those who go, and blest in tbese who will eome to it because of their departure. The restless, selfish, ambitious eJemeutwhleh will be drawn iato the ranks of Radicalism will prove a ohm only to the party to whieh it car ries the odium of its good will; it is an advMtagonly to the party from which it is kind enough to withdraw. On the other hand, some honest Republicans, who have clung to the party in hopes that it could be reformed and saved,will le fotHMl heaeeforth of the party whieh ia warriag with corruption and straggling to save the country. Hon- e4y still has the mastery in Tennessee. Prifcoiples still eommand the reverence of our people. Patriotism and honesty rre still eberished in the land of Jack' iwa; and here men or parties, becoming false or selfish, are reprobated and ru Joed. THE M'LUAN CANE-JUST DIS UlIAkGKD. Ib the ease of the State of Tennessee . 'William MoLeaD, indicted for em bz,,g tb public revenues of Shelby county, the Jwy, after seven days' delib watiae, were discharged on Monday last, it being their unanimous opinion that they could not agree uikmi a verdict, and oae f their sumber being too unwell to give ttae consideration to the case. The magnitude of the sums of money suppos- eJ to have been eaibeczied amounted in the aggrgatato about two hundred and Mty thousand (Win, together with the Mooial attd rowitieut jioJirk-al influence of the tltfoadant, wade this case one of abwrbteg puMfe interest. "William Hc Xaa was eleeted tax-collector of Shelby eoaty in 196S as the Republican candi date, and re-elected by the same party in 1S70. Iu loTX, and before the State elections of that year, the grand jury, upon investigation of his ollleial books and papers, found heavy deficits run i.ing through the entire four years of hi? f KTiee as tax-collector, stating the AtuoHBt at some two hundred and woatcon thontand dollars. At the May lem of that year the present bill of in ttatmuat was found which confines the act of eeabeazleuent to 1ST1. He was towalgned and tried during that term, with a result similar to that or the late inTueOgaaon a failure on the part of the ny to agree. The defense in both trials rented mainly on the assumption that ether patties in and out of the office of the tax -collector, appropriated the miwing funds. Good character, too, estaUhthed up to the time of the grand jnry invebUgaUon andreport, was relied Nf1- The ease was as aWy and ef netanUy proneeuted, and as well and aeahMMly defended, as any similar caw eenhl be in our courts. But the lanure of the Jury to agree upon a ver dict renders the labor oi;the prosecution and defense nugatory, aud another jury nst be.emiwiuittJkid to bring the ques tion of guilt or inuoeenee to a finality. The eharge to the jury of Hon. J. R. PHpMin, the judge of the criminal court. before whom this interesting case was tried, is a learned and able presentation of tha Jaw governing the facts of the ease. As a matter of grave public inter est and importance, as well to the pri vate eMawn and taxpayer as to the pub- lie ofileijl, we make the following ex traete from that document: After ex plaining the tenor of the general law of wnhsnalumsnt, the deotriae of intent, and of ths toiemttr, the eourt says: " But to retnrn to etion 4706 of the code, whieh oantalna the law of this ease, does not neeessarlly require a ires! : he noitl ou denoalts. 1 felonious intent, but if found in any case a Jury may look to it as affecting the degree of punishment. By a felonious Intent we mean, without color of. right or excuse for the act, a fraudulent purpose lo.appropriate prop erty to one's own use, and to deprive the true owner thereof. A tax-collector can not lend for a temporary purposo to his best friends; cannot spend iu the most worthy charities; cannot Invest In any enterprises whatever, or otherwise use or convert without authority of law the county funds; if ho does so, whatever may be hit intention, the law for the protection of these funds stamps his act as embezzlement. It might be, if be by a mere mistake of fact, and not wilful lythat is, not Intentionally used the county funds, that he would be blameless in law. To illustrate what is meant by a mistake of fact: If at the same time he had two packages in his office, one of pub lic and the other private funds, and lie should innocently miildke the public for the private moneys, or was at the time misled by some one as to the character of the funds, such would be an Innocent act But if he know the moneys are public funds, a part of the taxes col lected, and he uses them for any pur poso whatever, however meritorious, be fore he has accounted for the same to the county trustee and made his settle ment with that official, which he is re quired to do on the first Monday in eaeli month, the act will be embezzlement. If the proof shows that he was in ar rears to the county lor any of the months referred to in the counts of the indictment, being Informed of the same, and without settling the same, went on and retain ed commissions on county taxes collected thereafter, this will be an act of embezzlement. The defendant was not entitled to any commissions until he had collected the county taxes, ac counted for the same, and mado his monthly settlement with the county trustee; and if he took them without complying with these provisions of the law, leaving deficits unsettled, he will in doing so be guilty of embezzlement; and this will be so however rightfully or wrongfully advised he may have been as to the rate or amount of commission allowed him by law." We regret that we have not space to publish the entire charge of Judge Flippin In this case, but we gladly commend the above ex tracts to the serious attention of our readers, official and unofficial, that both may know how sacredly the laws of Tennessee guard the public revenue, and how easy a matter it is, when these laws are enforced, to incur thepain3 and penalties of acts of embezzlement. WEATHER AND CROPS. Litest Information Trod the Crop Re porter, Jackson, III. The Jforth westtrn and Atlantic States Hot Springs, Ark. Effects or the Recent Heavy Bains In the Ticlnily of RosstHIc Corn and f heat, no Cotton. Fearful Suffering ,In Chicot County, Arkansas Pictures that "eltber Fen Xor Pencil can Taint Etc Indianapolis, Isd., May 3. The following Is a synopsis of the leadingin formation furnished yesterday by the National Crop Reporter: The unusual backwardness of the season has delayed very much all kinds of spring work, at the date of the last full reports, pre pared April 15th, there had been practi cally no seeding at all In the State of Mississippi, and but little plowing, in Wisconsin at the date mentioned. About forty per cent of the estimated area has been sown in wheat, and but little more than one-fourth, of the oats. The average aiea sown in wheat in the States Illinois, Iowa, Missouri aud WJs-, consin, was eighty-seven per cent.: of the estimated probable total, sixty-two per cent; of the oats and potatoes, thir ty per cent. The prospects of the fruit crop to date are of the most encouraging character, and the reported damage by frost, excepting in portions of Delaware and Maryland, Is .inconsiderable. The condition ol the roads, at the date of the reports, was, south of the forty-first par allel, uniformly bad, owing to the prev alence of wet weather, while north of that line the ground was generally froz en, and the roads in fine condition. The prices of leading articles, the first half of April, in the States of Illinois, In diana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mis souri, Ohio, ana Wisconsin, snow a sugnc advance on corn, oats and hay, and a decrease on swine and potatoes, wheat remaining unchanged. 1JJ rCUS VICINITY OK KOSSVILLE. From an Occasional CorrwpoxHlent. j Hossville, May 1. At uo time in the "recollection of tha oldest citizens," have we had so much rain iu so short a tiLae, the test showing over forty inches of rain having fallen up to the first day of May. It is unprecedented in this State. As your many readers have al ready heard so much about freshets, lloods, etc., I will say but little; suffice it all are at work. Over three-fourth? of our farmers planted more than half of their corn crop In March, and twice the number of acres heretofore planted in corn, with right good stands, which is now being plowed out, and bids fair to do well, beven-eights of the cotton planted, under existing circum stances, promises to do well. Vour cor respondent is proud to say that our farmers nereaoouis generally nave ueen taught a valuable lesson that of plant ing largely of grain. Heretofore, and up to this time, there has been a great demand for corn. A large number, see ing this necessity, sowed more oats and grass, which promise to yield an abun dant harvest, which will lessen much the demand for corn. At no time since 1665 has there been so much labor be stowed upon tha farms in this and ad jacent sections as this year iu ditching, leveeing, plowing, suDsouing, xenoing, and ameliorating the condition of the land generally. Manifestations of im provement present themselves to the traveler in every direction. .Last year was nearly a failure in this country with the laboring class. The owners of the lands are forced to furnish their laborers every thing. The system by which the farm ers now govern themselves is the same we bad here four years ago. The laborer received bis supplies and necessities by and through the owner of the land be worked. It is now a matter of neces sity, as the fewest number of our city or country merobauts are willing to furnish supplies without a proper indemnity, having sustained heavy losses the past year. Candor compels us to say that the unprecedented heavy rains have done us much serious damage. , Thousands of acres of undulating lands, for many years much neglected, and washing into the drains and creeks, filling the original channel, have compelled the planter to ditch much. The cry for cotton has somewhat ceased, and now all through our broad domain the constant howl Is, bread, -bread; plant coi, sow wheat, oats, etc Each has oaught the sound. All agree that the country has impoverished it self and brought tho present status of affairs upon us. Everybody oau now realize the fact that to live independent a .K.l.tnlnflnnaiiniMl H 1 o f is to raise enough cereals to fill the do mand for home consumption. We don't hesitate to say to the world, that Fayettee, and adjoining counties in West Tennessee, and Marshall and many other counties In North Missis sippi, have planted about two-thirds of a cotton crop compared to the crop here toforeproving, beyond a doubt, that the cotton States realize as much for a small crop as a large one. Until this year our colored jeop!e have been strongly in favor of raising all cotton and no corn; they now say they must ralso enough grain to supply their wants. We can correctly estimate in this and adjoining counties In the Western dis trict and North Mississippi, that about two-thirds the usual acreage will be cul tivated in cotton this year. STARVING PEOPLE IN CHICOT. Editors Appeal Having just read In your daily of the twenty-fourth In stant an editorial relative to the condi tion of the planters and laborers of this section, and thinking it so appropriate and accurate, I return it with the hope that you will repeat It Bad as it de scribes the condition, it falls far short; no pen can tell the whole, as it really exists. Hundreds and thousands in this oouuty, Deha, and other counties on the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, on the best plantations in the world, will starve unless aid be sent them soon. The owners of these plantation'', in most cases, have spent their last dollar and exhausted their credit in feeding these laborers, hoping that this great second Noah's Hood would soon cease, permit ting them to plant,when, with prospects of a lair crop, they ootild draw on their merchants, as formerly, to finish. Now nearly all hope has fled, leaving all bro ken, farms all s bmerged three to ten feet deep, fences gone, houses washed down, cattle and hogs drowned, mules famished and poor, misery and general ruin on every side, untold by wire, as Morse Is not known here yet But enough. Your readers and the country generally know of this unprecedented flood, its devastations and results. Many are aiding nobly the lower regions, but none this. Memphis in the past has al ways done her part, her whole duty; and no city knows nor can appreciates more than she the benevolence of friends in time of need the epidemic so green in memory yel. The writer will only suggest that, in case your city and readers aid this section, they would do well to Intrust the proper distribution of their gifts to Rev. John Prior (stationed minister here i, William Bowies, S. H. Dunaway, and Allen Godwin (the latter a brother of your merchant, J. R. Godwin, Esq.) This committee wo'.ild wisely and dis creetly do their duty to all. Desiring only to call attention to the matter, I olose. Yours truly, etc., agricola. Arkansas Citt, Chicot Co., Akkm April 30. PARIS, TENS. From an Occasional Correspondent.! Paris, Tenn., May 4, 1872. The trains upon the Memphis and Louis ville railroad are still running to Paris only (on the south side of the break), bat making connection with the Mo bile and Ohto trains at Humboldt; tha Nashville and Northwestern trains at McKeuaie, and the New Orleans and Cairo trains at Milan. An engineer left Erin, Sunday, upon an engine, and came within a hundred yards of the des pot at Danville, on the north side of the Tenneseee river, where he procured a boat which enabled him to reach Big Sandy, where there was another engine on which he came into Paris. The en gineer states that the back water is two and a half feet deep upon the track, ou both sides of the river, the water of which has only fallen three feet altogether up to Sunday afternoon, but he was of the opinion that it would continue to fall sufficiently to enable the trains to run through to Iiouisville by Thursday or Friday. AN ICE-FALL. From an Occasional Correspondent. MlDDLETON, TENN., MAY 4, 1874. We learn from parties who came in this mocning from north of here, that it hailed harder and larger pieces than was ever known by the oldest settlers; but there was no storm with it, and it did not, of course, do as much damage as it would have done, had there been a heavy wind. At this place the hail was not so heavy? bet enough to show white on the ground. AT THE HOT SPRINGS. From an Occasional Correspondent. Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 30, 1S74. We had an idea in the valley up to within the'latf three das that we were doomed to annihilation in the way of floods, and we would undoubtly have so suffered had not our canon in the mountains had an opening in the south through which the running waters bounued and c&scaded away. I have had the fortune or mlsfortue to have been In the tropics during the rainy sea son, and at times eDjoyeu the big drops hugely as they comedown straight from the clouds ono drop nearly large enough to engulph an ordinary Panama hat but never In those latitudes have I seen such heavy continued rains, and attended, too, veryoften, bylargesuper aggresslve hall, as we have had the mis fortune to experience iu this region since about the lirtt of January last There aimeared to be do let-up, and if occasion ally a day put in au appearance free irom roe inieniuuau.e uwene, n was the look of murky gloom, and ever and anon woukl give us to know that the storm-fiend was not yet caged, but onlvtakiuc a rest in his car of light while the rumble of his chariot wheels in low thunder sounds echoed from peak to peak, and gave warning of another term or wraw anu uire uiscomnture. Once in a while the sun would peep out from behind his curtain of darkness, as if to let us know that he still lived, and would, in his own good time or rather, when we were sufflcientlv punished bring all his batteries of light, and warmth, and joy to bear upon us. and lift us rejuvenated from the slough of ue'ponuency anu loreooaings 01 evil. The visitors took matters very good-naturedly during the trying ordeal, and made up new diversions ior indoor lire. or wbiled away the time in cards, chess or music, and often whirling in the dance, they became habituated to laugh ing at tne storms raging around teem. The springs up to this time, since the first of January, have never been so largely patronized nearly treble the number of visitors over any past winter or spring season. This is to be attributed mainly to the fact that the waters are becoming more widely known and ap preciated not only on our own con tinent, but also abroad. We have had many Invalids the past few months from European countries, and they have gen erally left us with the strongest expres sions of satisfaction, not only on ac count of the influence of the waters, but also iu tne mode of their treatment There Is no place in Arkansas improv ing or growiug so rapidly as Hot Springs, and this too iu the very face of the strongest drawbacks. The titles to the property, are yet unsettled aud there is absolutely no knowing when they will be. The cid claimants still hold on-most tenaciously and are determined to fight the government to the bitter end. It is well understood that Ben Butler and Senator Morton aro engaged by two of the claimants to see their interests car ried through th courts successfully, with the understanding that if they prove victorious, a large share of the properly shall accrue to them. If these claims were permanently settled, men with large capital weuld immediately invest their surplus fund here, and a furore created iu real estate specula tions, such probbly as no other place in the United State has ever seen; and in stead of looking upon such unsightly shells as now greet the eye, we would have mansions and cottages of splendor, and gardens of "romantic beauty. Everything here is at loose end's. We are not incorporated as a town, and can not be under the existing .-tate of things. But this thlug must soon change. Pub lic opinion is beginning to exercise it self, and one of these days will break out into a volcano and will not be quelched until a stable form of things takes the place sof the present Insecurity. Steamboat Agent and Broker. 171 1). COBB will continue the Steamboat li. Agiey ami Oolton Brokerage business ui lierbtofon). at SB front Mwl. untler llie Arm name ot if. U.Cobb & Co. OfflcuN'o.i&J Furut street, corner Court. JS. 1). COBB. ricecnateau'cost mapoieonij-ic,wu fraucH. Its next owner was a bweuisn banker, who sold it to Queen Christine GRAND FESTIVAL AND BmAR OF THE - CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE, At the Exposition Building, JSaj 5, 0, 7. DOOR COMMITTEE: John Gunn, M. H. 1161117, P. Dallon, P. Odlara. Jno. Gorman, Thomas Bergen, M. Manly. RECEPTION COMMITTEE: Thou. Boyle, Gen. B. H. Robertson. B. J. Semmes. T. U. Ayren, Hon. John league, Dr. E. II. Wlllett, John a. Toor, Tho. II. Cocke, Benjamin Babb, A. Vaecaro, J. K. Mllen, Capt. T. F. Tobln, O. V. Itambaut, M. Gavin, John Ben-man, Thou. Flher, Phil Athy, B. Vacearo, N.M. Jones, Captain M.McFadden, V. Baclgalnpo, K. D. Cobb. ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE: Jamea Rellly, Phil J. Mallon, MatUn Kelly, John Lilly. V. I). Fncha, Engene HuUlvan, Jos. Montedonleo, Thomas Casey, P. M. Winters, Holomon Halle, J.J.Sullivan, Dan Lyne, B. II. Car berry, P. Kellaher. FLOOR COMMITTEE: Captain R.W. Llghthurse. Jamea Hpeed, P. D. Boyle, J. W. Walker, Malcolm Hemmes, John K. Hpeed, Captain D. Smith, P. U. Blgley, . Joun a. HuUlvan, COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. John J. Daffy. William Dean, James F. Donnelly, James Powers, John J. Barry, Joe P. Carey, A. Duval, M. W. Bedford. SHOOTING-GALLERY COMMITTEE: Capt. JI.Hatgerty, P. C Rogers, P. Boyle, John Hhea. No pains Trill be spared In maklrg the Fes tival a most enjoyable one for all who may choose to attend. The College Brass Band, and an exceUent String Band will Ihrnlah music on the occasion tickets : ; ; ; j nrry cents DISSOLUTION. THE copartnership heretofore existing be tween E. D.Cobb and K. M.Bradford un der the name ot K. D. Cobb Co., Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. E. D. COBB. R. M. BRADFORD. RU. BRADFORD, Agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, retains the offices of the late flrm, No.SStt Front street, and wlU continue the Steamboat Aieney. BARNUM & GO.. 265 Main Street, torner of Court, OFFER SOME STEM-WINDING - TIMING WATCHEfS Of the best makers, VERY- LOW. CHRONOGRAPHS, ONE-QUARTER NECOKDfl, SPLIT SECONDS. CALL AND EXAMINr. J. G. LONSDALE, BR. C B."WELLFORD LONSDALE & WELLFORD, -GENERAL Insurance 230. 41 Madiscva Street, MEMPHIS, : : : TJSNNESffEE Representing the follow.e3 -Tell-known) FIRE INS. COMPANIES, With Aggregate Assets of over 316,000,000 OO North British aiercAntn, of London and Edinburgh, Gold $13,000,000 CO Flr Association Ins. of Philadelphia, Pa Flreoian'iiFiiiid Ins. Cof San Francisco, CaL- Goldi Atlantic Ins. Co., of Brook lyn, N.Y Equitable Ins. Co., of Nash ville, Term ' ,. 3,801,633 X JS 2,63a 01 872,183 80 373313 S6 31633,6X3 II Special attention given to placing LARGE LINES OF INSURANCE, and the patron age of the public generally respect fully solicit"-' JOHN UDLZ.Y, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN WIMS & L1QU0RI 35S Main St., Memphis, Term. J. L. DANIEL. L. J. WARE . J. L. DAJT1EL & CO., Successors to Wbi, Dasixx t Wbigut, AND Produce Commission Merchant?, IVo. 2 Howard's Eow. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE SOUTHERN OIL WOKKS. A LL business of this Company will here- A V. alter ws conuaciea hl. we uule ox uie woris, aajoining the Mill, on Front Street, corner of Sycamore, X FESWIOIT. Treasurer Southern Oil Wor ts. Memphis, February 28, 1871. CASH PAID FOR Cotton Sed IN LARGE OR SMALL LOTS, Delivered at the SOUTHERN OIL WORKS J. FE.NWICK, Treasurer Southern Oil Works. Memphis, February 28. lXli. mhl IionidYille -Bolt and Clevis Works THOS- MeTkEL. X CO., anuracture- Bridge, Bool, Kallroud nal -l kinds .tfachlne Bollt Wrought-Iron. Plow devices. i.eapest and best In the market; Screw liook and Strap Hinges and MeiiePs Improrcd Iron-Beam D.S.PI01.. tho best In use. Machine forging of all descriptions. Tl f. Jfy vronCEIshereby given that Joseph Rogers X, aw.uave lixu uay eievuicu on assign-. ment to the undersigned of their stock of store, 33U Front stre et, for the benefit of their creditors. R. B. BROWN, GEORGE P. BOONE. Memphis, Tenn., M ay 2, 1874. m in connection wim iue auove, me un dersigned feels it hU duty to his creditors to state that he has use, 1 every possible effort to avoid tho above step; that bo has within the no it tMr Tin 1 H am, niH1nfAi? flrfv t tw. . -. . dollars of debts owed by the late arm 01 iw&vir, JiftUUiiUIJQ X iuiu UJttl bOme U Jl "UI - Jutted claims owed by said firm have caused nlmtn ndnnlthfi hnv. mMmM In ..( ,A tht. -Alnm hi. nattr nn.inAua aiajr At w. JVOT-rn KOUKIla. MEMPHTS & PADUCAH SN and after this date freight will be" re celved at Underwriter's Warehouse fo lucah and M-jmphls Railroad. NofreuEhts received between thA hnnM 1 V. aud So'clcck. Five-hundred and onethou&and.m!J ttnkr. els lor salo at lb Dsrct. del; UCQtTOl & .rlntendeut. aevlsTeTBoTtiils'e feet, in vhich a numerally graduated semi-circular plate of glasa is laid by MERCHANTS FIRE -AND 3UHI5E INSURANCE COMPANY OF MEMPHIS. Office: Ko. 18 Madison St. OETICEB8. M. L. MEACHA, : Preaiden A. V. XcXAY, : Tiee President WM. GAY, : : : Secretary BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Jl. L. nr.WHA JSof M. L. Meacham 4 Co A. IT. McKAY. -of Sledge, McKay & Co S. MANN FIELD of Mansrleld A Higbee "WM. JOTIf ES5of Joyner.Leramon Gale WW, n. (itLRI! KATII Cotton Factor Xfon. JOUN OVERTON, Jr Memphis J. M. PVrllQREW, of Edmonds, Pettlgre 4 Co. 5AAO HCH.WAH of Schwab & B, F. IIAILEH of Hollow1', Crockett Holler. aar-Talr.es Fire and Marina risks. Dwelling Houses and isolated Country Stores wn-i,i"- -"Melted. 'a30 COSMOPOLITAN CUSTOM SHIRTS Made to order Jtora the best materials, and warranted o fit. . -a u. ir Sent by express GO D to any part of the country at the following rates: 8 Best quality New York; muslin and best unen... w Second quality Wamsutta 18 00 IS 00 0 lmru quality w axusutu Also. Wedding and Party Shirts made to-or der. Directions ior measurement seni. on applica tion to JOHKSTOX A TAJiCE, Clothing and rnrnlslUnx Goods, mhU 385 MAIN STREET. SOUTHERN RAILWAY QECTTSIITV OO,, Lessee Memphis and Charleston Railroad. CHASGE O? TIMS. OJN A-ftJJ iU-JUV 1J1UW11A1, AAA-. of April, 1871, and until further notice, trains on the Memphis and Charleston Rail road will arrive and leave Memphis as fbl- Mall Train leaves Memphis HiOOajn Mall Train arrives at .Memphis 105 p.m Express Train leaves Mem phis 6 SO p.m Express Train arrives at Memphis 2 5 ajn Somervllle Train leaves Memphis 40 pan uTnarvniA-rnLinarTivesatMemDhla. 8:45 ajn ilall trains leaving Memphis at 113)0 a.m. will sot stop at flag stations between Mem phis ana urana junction. Man trains tuti dallv. Exrjresq trains run dally, Sundays excepted. Freight trains wlU not ue auoweti w, urrjr vusw mm- Sleeping Coaches on all Night Trains. ap23 W. J. ROSS. General Sunt. SorrrnERX Railway Security Compast,) Lessee Memphis and Charleston R. R- J THE Southern Railway Security Company having' made an agreement with the Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company to terminate tne cuutmct iuiu itit. mmmau& date the 5th Cay of March, 1872, for operating the Winchester and Alabama Railroad, and . i ii 1. 1 n ininuilnii Ttatlrna J find tlltf uciuiiiua out aumaw.wu ur ancnes: This is to give notice to all parties In Inter . - . .... . i '.. . 1 l..!!.,. UaMlHtv rV,m est tnpb me ooutiiciu iwui n tj a-. -... . j wu. pany hs this day surrendered to, and placed cany in full possession of the above-named roads and branches, with all property belong ing to the same, all money, and other assets Ol every UCSCnptlOU, UUW .All? unuunw.,v. controlled by, the officers, agents or em Dloves. and arising Irom the operations of said roads. JOSEPH JaQUES; General Manager Southern Railway Security rnmnanv-1 esses MemDhls and Charleston AS UUUU. COPY. - Memphis amp Cuahlkston IUilkoad, . rHAVE this day received from Captain 1 josepn jtuiucut ucuDUM Tlrzr bOULnem itaiiwaj owi, tuj t!xe possession or the Memphis and Charles- UfTU. OUU ujniiu.fcw . . . n Vn VPntlfiTl nf Hie Mkxfhxs ajsj Charleston R. B- Co., jrxya By John D. Rauier.PiesldenU DIAMOND SPECTACLES These spectacles are manufactured from "MlJMJlfi tnmtituriwuiiAAi gether, and are called DIAMOND on account of their hardness and brilliancy. Having been tested with the polariscope, the diamond lenses have been found to admit SI- teen per cent. less neuteu ita iuuu uuj ".--a. pebble. They are ground with great sclentlflc accuracy, are tree from chromatic aberrations, and produce a brightness and distinctness ot vision not before attained in spectacles. Man ufactured by the spencer.ojjllcal Manu facturing company, N. T. Tor sale by re sponsible agents In every city in the union. W. C BYBJB. Jeweler and optician, tsbole Aeentfor Memphls,TennM from whom they uan only be obtained. No peddlers employed. Do not buy a pair unless you see the trade mark- "P10 A. VACCAEO. B. VACCAEO. A. B. VACCAIO C. DICKXASS. A.. VACCAK & CO. Importers find Dealers in WINES, LIQUOBS AKD CIGABS, No 324 Front Street, : Memphis. SOf -K AGENTS FOR C00KS IMPERIAL CHAMPAGSE. LINE QElEAB grAMSHIPS QUKENSTOWN an. orlroni Queens town c eiMd S 99, gold Snfczrzi rrrw Ad. $& Purls , SO anu 8010 Hamburs. Rotterdam, Ant. id werptand Havre . 90 and 100, . For BOOND-TKIP Ti MEETS, a BKDU. TlON of 920, gold. Bteen to Queenstown, Liverpool, London, Glae 3T, "Derry, Belfast, CardliT, Hamburs and Us vre. (30 currency; return,t32 currency. For ,3assi ge ticket or further Information apply ut JC UN U. DALE, Agent, 15 Broadway, New "Xorlc, or to THOMAS" flSUEB, Presdent Emmet Bank ot Hex aphis, Tenn. J H. BROWN, J. C. A Coahoma county, 311 LEIIANIjKK ss. BKOWN & AliEXj 1NBER, CEBaAX. COMMISSION ' M E WNTS AND TDKCILli ISG A6E;TS, Boom No. 10 HiiKDi Union Knd 11 CONSIGNMENTS soli kinds of merchant Ia Bloeh, co.rner out Sirens, cited. Orders' for at1 liie, machlner T, wsg 'lth cash or its qulv lpt attention: o ih18 e lnnre all con. "n- ShlDDedfina r. 'feSS one, etc., accompanied alent,will receive proc will not be noticed. V mentalous and good. otnerwiso insiruclea Reier.by permtsslo n to German National Jan k. my5 Southern Uootskl xt and Corset Mann. BOULEVARD SKI UT AND Folding Bustle are t he latest. Immense assortme) at of the Abdominal, Nurslo ig, Misses' nuu uiuve iiiiing- uorS!:ts; Hiioulder Braces,Un isa Shields Pads and llress .Elevators, tonality and nt ' varranu.il. rnsT Church Aear Cor ner of Second and Adams street. Preaching at uajn. anus pjn. xtev.ueo.A..Lioiion,paLur. NOTICE. iW-W 17 GRAND HEW GOODS ! B. LOWENST WE BEG TO A3fKOC3.CE TO THE LADIES THAT ON MONDAY WE WILL EXHIBIT A EMBROIDERED &BRMDED LIEN SUITS Embroidered and Braided Xiiueu 3Polonaises, Embroidered and Braided Marseilles Suits, Embroidered Toile Ecru Iolouaies, Braided Toile Ecru 3olonaLseM, Tictoria Iiawn Polonaises, S'renck Iffaiasouclc oloaaises, Tictoria I.aivn Suits, Ereneli Brainsouek Suits, Grenadine Polonaises, Silk 5?olonaises, ECRU LINEN OYERSKIRTS & BASQUES! NEW Am BEAUTIFUL WEAPPEES, In Xlnen, Marseilles Xawn and Percale, at extremely low prices. O 1 " . We are also to receipt of Dm In EMBBOmJ OVERSKIRTS, BASQUES AND POLONAISES Intended for entire suitseach suit accompanied by a Chatt for irnldance In cutting lnWn ont the rdafeother with plate sfiowlnj the effect of the garment , "wnen mad8.np. Also, new lines of isses In lawn, riqne and Linen, beanllfally Braided and Trimmed. A SPLESDID ARASOLS ANB IN Alt TOE NOVELTIES IN SLEEVELESS JACKETS, LICE SHAWLS, LACE SCARFS AND LACE CAPES, at tempting prices. o We are also showlns a new and exceedingly attractive line of Infants,' and Cnlldren's Pique and I-ace-trlmmed Mais and Hoods, In Iformandle and other siyllsu shapes. We would caltthe special attention of ladles .to lour DBEMAKlNO DKPAOTMKNT. AU w e wouiu eau l. t des,deraUjm of the times-" a good nt '-can procure one here to a certainty. B. Lowensteiia S& MvofheTS 242 & 244: Wain Street, cor. Jefferson. The (rroatest Sacrifice of the Season! I am determined to clows ont my Spring and Summer Stock at a sacrifice. XooU for yonrselt at tho following decline In prices, FOR CASO ! Stilts for 823 50 ; former price, 830 00 Suits for 820 ; former price, - ----- 27 50 Suits for $15 ; former price, 22 22 Suits for 88 ; former price, - ' -1 12 00 Black Cloth Coats for $24; former price, - - 35 OO Black Clotli Coats for $20; former price, - - 27 50 Cassimere Coats for $8 ; former price, - - - 12 00 Casaimere Coats for $13 50 ; former price, - - 18 00 Black Doeskin Pants for $12 50; former price, - 15 00 Ah equal decline in all Taney Cassimere Fants. Tie celebrated True-fit Shirts for $36 per dozen; . $45 00 former price, - - - - Shirts for 833; former price, Shirts for $24 ; former price, j British Socks, $4 ; former price, " Lisle Undershirts for 81; former price, - - "2 00 Linen Brawers for 81 75; former price, - - - 2J5 Satchels, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Ties, Scarfs, Bows, Etc.! Etc., at prices lower than ever offered he fore in this market. 267 WATN STREET, HILL, TERRY f ARE HOW READY FOR THE 1874 I SFBIN WIT1I THEIR CCSTOHAKI HEAVY STOCK OP BOOTS, SHOES an AT THEIR SEW STORE, JSo. S33 MAJJS STREET, MSMS, TESS AND 6AS FITTER k Jefl'ersou Street, iroriACcounupikn nomiHJnta7AVsnra l .-! -- e Will sell, On Saturday, June 13th, At Auction, at the store of Milburn, Walker A Co, Dl a. at t ssrsi t i is e: i v i s-s. Jin isii i jn' Mr i j I I OP aEHPHIS A5D YICIXITY , MAY 4thi 'FRESH IHPOETATIOtf 01? i STOCK OP SUN Hi NEW SHAPES. 9 & Notice to Passengers and Shippers MemDhls, Tenn April S, '' TN consequenoeSif several breaks In em I bankmenu and damage to 1? on Tuesdays SjgWeltSSr First necUnswlth the train ror "'J' , evening, y?11 ,'?V HSSlctiBB at Msatoon wltli IyM,at5p.TDrnKVEbT,vln M UMe wllhln a weea-or '"""uvehmoke. Ueneral SuperlnteudenL ap30 6 TRADE! 3874 den. Joseph! E. Johnston's "Narrnttve of JIHltry Operations" Just Ont. IHEundenlgned.as the authorized Agent I rc;i.o!. il.T-T-wf w.ivt,inini Tlqvtt SO FDRTHER POSTf ONEHEST THE GJ.1!SD CIFT COXCEHT or THE MASONIC RELIEF ASSOCIATION of the city of Norfolk:, Virginia, wllT pos itively take place at the OIPEH-fl- HOUSE, IN THAT CITY. On Tne, day, 2Tay, 5tlu 1874 At wht-h ttme tae fWowtitg List of Gifts will be dtatributed amoas'ttia TleKet Holders. X.I5 X Ui UI X I One Orand Cash Gift One Grand Cash Gift One Grand Cash Gift , ..J51.000 . EWOO i one Grand Cash Gift. , . 10,000 . S.UJO One Uraail cua uin . . . One Grand Cash Gift 2t Cash Gilts, KU1 each. 5o Cash Girts, 27) eah lxorx) . r&soo a) Cash GifM, zoo each. . wjxr .up. . ttjOOO 100 cash Gifts, ISO each. lai Cash Girts, m each. aU Cash Girts. SOeach- OOW Cash Gifts, 3 each. Grand ToUL 10.000 Gifts, all cash S2.tOJKM Whole Tickets, 8.1. Half Tickets, C3 OO. Club Kate-1 ( Tlckeu for 30 ; Xt Tickets for Sio. This Is strictly for Maaoste ourposes, and will be conducted In the impartial interest of every Ticket-holder. AH orders for Tickets or other eoramunleatlons should be addressed to HENRY V MOOSE, 'y Masonic Belief AeoelaUon, Norfork,Va wFoc further Information, apply to GHO. Y. kilM), jm Main street, roomo. 1, Memphis, Tsnn M KM phis, April 9, 1871. W. H. Lambert, Grand Master, Alexandria, Virginia : Hy reueat, I ask is Uw MaMmle Gift Enter prise, under ehargeof Uenry V. Moore, Nor folk, Virginia, Isdersed by the fraternity and reiiubteT Answer fully. A. J. "WHEELER. ALUA3DBU, VA April 9, 1871. A- J. Wheeler: Pakt-Grand Master Withers, having entire contklenee fn the brethren, gave his sanction to the enterprise namrd. W. H. LAMBERT, Grand Master. B.P.ANDBESON. J.W.HAMP10N EiHFTON & AHDERSOH, ATTOENEYS-AT-LAW, 'o. 10 Circnit Court BaOdiaj, Cnr. Second antl I7n!on Ht.. Sfemphia, DANISt. PRATT GIN CO . PrattsvlUe, Ala J. M. SMITH, Memphis, Tenn. ITT 81 00. 292 PRONT STREET, SECOND FLOOK, KEMPfflS, ; t TEXSESSlErH, " Depot for ilia sal 2 the " OIJ3 DAJIIEL PRATT COTTON GETS." Orders solicted. Vxiee, S4 per sa.vr. mkifl dctw J j a T. tr rrtCT, fcrmerly of Stratto a. He IHVtt( A Co. Joua L. Wiciijaan,: ite Qraham at Wellford. STKATTON & WELLFOKD COTTON FACTORS AND C03I3SISSIOX JHES'CilA XTS, j40 TBitt Strpgt. cot. Jefferson. A More Cliaiice. OTHSR interests d emandlng my lmraedfata attention, I will sell my COTTON -WHED MILL, for J68W, embracing three lots oa Main street, m the best business part or the city, 2-story frame MOO feet, 30-horse engine, boiler, hnller, Unter, gln-fetand, prea screws, tools, ete, la ptrfect order. Capacity, eiht tons in daylluhl; guaranteed proMt SW, paying SS per tonrorseea. newurieans orjaempnis muis eould malce this a valuable feeder. A suita ble steamboat would ha traded ror. W. R. KIGHTOR. Helena, Ark- April 18, 18T1. ap21 ATMOSPHERIC LAMPS BEQDIRIS6 50 CHIM5EYS. Parlor Lamps, Lrall lamp?, Cbaiadellers for Clinrcbcs, Tinware, Toiletirare. O.F. PRESCOTT & CO, 279 Jl iiy STREET. ABKANSAS&TEXaS SH0RTL1NE Tia Hempliis & Little Eoek K. K. SOHEPTJIiE. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, TRAINS will run as follows : Mail Train leaves Memphis dally 3S pjn llallTralnarrlvesat Memphisdally12i6 pjn Freight and accommodation, Mon days, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays leaves Memphis 7 :16 ajn Arrives at Memphis , 8d0 pun (lose connections made in same depot at Little Rock, with trains on Cairo and niton R.R. for Falton.Texarkana, Jelferson.Shreve- Bru Marshall, Longvlew, Dallas, Sherman, . ennlson, Palestine, Hearne, Waco, Houston,, Iralveston, and an Intermediate point in Ar kansas and Texas, .also. In same depot, as Arsenta, with tialnsonlattle bock and Fort Smith Railroad lor Lewlsburg, RusselvlB-e Dardanelle, Clarksvllle, Van Baren, Fort Smith, etc. Xwiman Palace ti etpimz Or rj m XlgtU Trnint. For Ucketa and lnfurr-jatlon apply at 27 Main street, S7H Mala sjeet, or at the depot, foot of Washington street. A. B. HVERMOORK.Oer.'i aupt. JOHN H. PERRY, Oen'l Ticket Agent. R. A. WILUAM8, Fassenger A gent, apf lqdisville & mmm AUD 63SAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD. SCHZDZTLSt Express leaves diMly, except Sundays 3 40 a.m Mall Train leaves dally 1O0 run. Brownsville Accommodation leaves dally, except Sunday fJO p wNo change of cars by this line forljuls vllle, St. Louis or Nashville. Fnllman Fala, sleeplncars on all night trains. For Tickets or Information apply at Ticket 0-Hco, So. 2S7 Hoia Street, . COH3E3 MADISON. JOHN T. KLYNN.Bupt Memphis' Dir. James spited. Ticket A sent. COTTON I COTTON ! JlcCarlej's JaTa Prolific Cottos. IfAKES from one to two bales per acre IXL ordinary land without manure. Ma tares roar weeks earlier than common cotton Insures a goodjerop, regardless of worms; will mature fniyprjprrTh than any other cotton ForcircureBjBEdjcertiacates, address " tSaiTimon, Carroll county, Miss. J. if. WIUaIaMS & CO- Agents, No. gg Front street. Memphis. Tenn. T. C. MACCA35E, ATTORNBY AND COUNSELLOR No. 41 Madison Street, Boom 37. . ' a Sabbath School Sons Book! BIVER OF lilFBIt By II. S. Perkins and TF.TT. Bentlej. mHI8nndoubtemyanebook haeen hut a I short time before the public, and the pub lic to already convinced of 1 ts surpassing Inert t. witness the great sales;-many thousand, witness the decided words of praise from hun dreds of Sibbath School workers la all direc tions. 2iixro2' of Til To I A Superintendent in Charleston, S.C says: w pronounce It the best book, we have ever used.4 Kivor of Xiifo: A Clergyman in Philadelphia Is "Greatly pleated with iu" Bivor of Xalfe! A Secretary of a 8. S. Onion, in Illinois, be lieves it " Surpasses any other I have exam ined." These are but a few out of a multltnde of commendations. No book of the kind Issued for many years has given greater or more uni versal satisfaction, specimen copies mailed- But-paid, ior 30 cents. Frlce by the Hundred oples, 83(1. Sold by all dealers. OLIVER DIT50N COM Boston. CUA3. H. DITSON A CO, ap2 711 Broadway, New Toikr Tia aeraphis & little Eoek E. II. MICMFlllij.