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MEMPHIS, TENH, ,TI-IUESDAY, MAY 13, 1875 VOL 35, NO 112 It is with profound regret t'at we rjuicte this rooming iue fact tbat i. ik rI John C. Breckinridge in so low a- to be ttmut In a dying oond'tion. mu room for hpe of his recovery, w e would not be surprised if the e!;raph brought ua newg of hie death : is morning. "We hope Hot, for we are ' Hi- millions of the south who would t.Libt to do the (soldier-statesman of iitu. ky houor, and call him again :' the public service. 1 he aiointinenU by the police com yeeierusy will meet with r' approval. n lb Pjam's bar-tenders are making "8ky iinaabed in the west, and there pinjf, wailing and gnashing of t'T-'J- 1 hz latest of the frauds on Uncle Bam - Hiat now being developed among the lo flaus, and for which certain tobacco tra' toH are responsible. i m,kokam irom Berlin yesterd? y mat the relations of Germany and r raore nave at :io timefcince the war been r"- r,- friendly and satisfactory than thew s' w are. " ar y JJristow has accepted an '"wiuntsueliver au address at the i- ovation of Union soldiers' graven at av ehill cemetery, Louisville, Ken- ky, tweuty-uinth instant. T,I! leoHie oy. tlie American Social i association on "the inlurioua fj- . or seliool Iife.'on the nervous sys ui win prove interesting reading to i aiors oi all grades, private as well a? ti tilic. .c.iLTumj. lucimeu win nnu a r-i: .leal of interesting reading in the At-i'f.Ar, of this morning, 1101 the least u the report of the International h j i. day-school convention meeting at rWtiuiore. A Vuinna dispatch says that Bis-1.-.-K-, with, the help of Prussia, intends t obtain a public written guarantee "r tbe status created by the treaty of i.a-.xr.jrt. Jiu'sia and Austria Tr to support it. tire VtCE-PKBSIDRNT Wilson left Little H k, Arkansas, yesterday on the Iron M .ut.tain railroad for St. Louis. He n.. Ud Dsuver and return to Boston ' v Jutie third, by which time he will be calculate hu chances for the pres- n. propcAitions of Dr. M'Cosh, the : cuisl7ed president of Princeton, f " a L,lfn lesgue or covenant of all V' - Pre? byterian bodies of tho world, is y to attract as much attention as 'I i t'a- eills for the Ecumenical and Patj. Anglican councils. Characterised y ! ve of liberty, and possessed of in it.mit le will, the Presbyterians of the r; i united in one body, would make h , .wer equal in intelligence at least to any other in existence. JrouE Halsey, General Luke E. Wng'ii, Major Hauson and Colonel J iah Patterson, will meet In tlie e-coi! circuit court, at ten o'clock this tmrmng, t0 hear argument upon tho nation of the title to the property se- let. kea some time since for a sit nnnn wLiVb to build a custom house. These semtemen are all eminent lawyers, and say opinion they may give will be ac TJe i by both the government and peo ple as the law of the case, and will be promptly acted upon. All parties hav 'Jg ao interest in the matter are, weun deretaud, invited to be present aud as uert their rights. Mr. Conway, the very intelligent aud well posted correspondent of the t 'i icDuati Commercial, gives currency tj the rumor that Disraeli has been '-Fawning about for a new sensation, acd has found it in a scheme of raising Cardinal Mauning toa seat in the house f lords; and adds "that he has seri asi propounded this coup to his party nmradeH, as a means of at once concll attng Ireland, dishing the Liberals, and r-arUm toe world, has been aflirmed in tny ear by an able Tory member of par ri vaunt. If Disraeli does that, it Is be-ca-iso he expects a speedy departure to i.i Inurne from which no traveler has i.:-jr:ed. The boldest medium would f ' indtme him to materialize fti the r JfeVjuihood after that." iNDERher new charier, the police f r -p of Memphis cannot exceed orty-o-if or one to every thousand inhablt a.is. With to large an element oi float-"-g imputation, double tho number w.'iAJ not Vie too many. Falseeconomy that dirpotion is ineffable folly. irhii'tc Union and American. By the lafct scholastic census we had a population of sixty-eight thousand or ! ever. The restriction of the new char ter forced upon an unwilling people) ttirre'oro allows us a policeman to only 1 rightpen hundred persons; and I that in a city located midway t:e'wfeu the lakes aud the gulf, I cis p to incursions of thieves at j a iSon, and with a territory extend ing Hirer aud a half miles one way and a mile and a half the other. And yet au- a.k d to confer the title of wise meu upon the framera of this charter. The dedication of the Fifth venue l'r, ohytrriaii church, of which Rev. John H-U. D. D., is pas.tor, was tho most lat !e event of last Sunday in New Vjrk. It was characterized by an eclat rMiy the illustrious divine whose elo-VJCB.-e ss a preacher in an humble Dub- t I u't'it. won him the proud pre-emi-.i.. he has maintained with a com aa diug ability acknowledged even in New York where eloquent ministers at umI. The closing paragraph of tho . i. .ur'" crmoD, so pregnant with facts fc icHrusly stated, will hardly beques ti :r.eJ by any one. He said that wherever Presbyterianism has gone , -atried with it intelligence, for it f."cnilates the spirit of inquiry and ap i ' :atts the value of thought. It has afwavs. diffused knowledge and enlight-enmr- t In Ireland it has made Ulster - ; iuiiJ a moral darkness it has v 1 i he barren of Scotland -' j immortal glory- Liberty owes - i- lo Calvinism thau to any other if."-y. for it Is representative and re- publican Ittelf. From Geneva emanated an influence in favor of liberal govern ment which has been felt to tho confiBes of tne civilized world. Moreover, Cal vinism is the very motherof civil liberty. (Jalvla was the father of the system of free schools," k congratulate the people of Cin clnnati upon the grand results attending meir second annual musical festival. certainly entitles them to pre-eminence among the mu-ic-loving communities of tne Union. They offer each day the best works of the greatest masters, in terpreted by an orchestra ol unsurpassed power and attainment, led by the most aceomplislied leader of his ;tfme, with artist soloists of acknowledged ability, together with a chorus of two hundred and fifty eingerj?, drilled almost to the perfection of the orchestra which has made Thomas famous. Already occu pying a place of enviable importance among tlie cities of the west, especially lor enterprise, thrift and industry, Cin clnnati can hereafter claim precedence In au art that with all great peoples Is flrstof all arts. These festivals cannot fall of effect throughout the country, teach ing one thing at least the value of tnorougbness and the hollowness of sham, pretence, impudence and humbug in uuuueuuuu wiin music. JOHN C. BUKCKENIMIJUK. The Ureal Kentucky- Statesman on Ills Drntli-IJed Lntet Bnllellnt. Louisville. Mav 12. An important surgical operation was performed on General John C. Breckearidge at his home in Lexincton. Kentucky, vester- dty, by Drs. Gross, of Philadelphia, aud ui. osyer, oi ixew xorK. tils cnest was prenetrated by tubes inserted be tween the ribs, and some relief was afforded. The physicians are of opinion that tue general's liver was injured by a blow received during the war from a fragment of a shell, and that his pres ent sufferings are duo entirely to that cause. His physicians entertain hones that the operation will prove of perma nent advantage to the sufferer. SECOND DISPATCH. Louisville, May 12 The Courier- Journal's special from Lexington, iust received, says that General John C. Breckeniidge is siukinc: rapidlvf and death may be expected at any moment. THIRD DISPATCH. Lexington, May 12. The condition of General John C. Breckenridge has remained unchanged during the d3V The surgical operation performed by Doctors Gross andSayeilhaslfailed to Io any good, and is" regarded as tbecau-e of tho general's present critical condi tion. His mind is perfectly clear and he is aware of his situation, converses with his friends, and during the afte' noon he had the daily papers read to him. His appstite is good aud he has taken nourishment regularly during the day. His pulse is very feeble, which is regarded as an indication that his death may occur at any moment. FOURTH DISPATCH. Louisville, May 12. A Courier- Journal special from Lexington at nine o'clock, this evening, says General Breckenridge is still alive, but is sinking so rapidly that his death cannot be delayed many hours. The operation relerred to iu an earlier dispatch was only partial, General Breckenridge's condition being such that he could not endure iis completion. He still retains consciousness. IhslDfnnioDi ICadloal Senator Spencer Being Unmankeu & Cbiplcr of Unmasked Villainy. Montoomery, Ala., May 12. Tho legislative committee to investigate the means whereby Spencer secured his election to the United States senate took a recess to-day. Over three hun dred pages of manuscript testimony by Republican witnesses prove the follow ing facts: Before the election Spencer went to Louisville to see General Lucas and urge him to send troops to Alabama, bis purpose being to use the troops as a political machine, and to intimidate Democratic voters. After the election a separate courtroom legislature was or ganiztd, because It was feared that if both parties met together the Democrats would control tho organization and de feat Spencer. The Republicans who op posed Spencer were bought over with money and promises of appointments to office. In order to get a quorum for the courtroom legislature men were sent for and paid to comeand represent coun ties not only without certificates of elec tion, but without any pretense of elec tion. In order to defeat a quorum in the capitol legislature one member was bribed by Hinds, and another was drugged to insensibdity. Tbe money used iu corrupting members was gov ernment funds, borrowed for the pur pose from the postofllce and revenue ofllcials. When flually a compro mise was proposed by Attorney General Williams it wa3 fouud that unless one Democratic senator could be unseated and a Republican placed iu his stead, the record would show that the court-room legisla ture had no quorum iu the senate, and that Spencer's election was void. There upon one Glass, the Republican senator for Macon county, was paid from three hundred to five hundred dollars to pair off with a Democratic senator iu what was known as the Miller and Martin contest, and violate his pledge. The lieutenant-governor, McKinsley, was to rule, and the Republican senators were to sustain his ruliugs, so as to settle the contest before notice of treachery could be conveyed to tho absent Democratic senators. The testimony of Robert Barber, clerk of the court-room lower house, anu also clerk of the same house after the consolidation, is a sam ple of tbe whole mass. Barber being sworn testified as follows: I was clerk of the lower house of the court-room legislature, and ah-o clerk of the consolidated legislature. The object of the court-room legislature was to secure an organization and elect Spencer to the United States senate. We did not think that this could be done if we met at the capitol. After describing the means employed by Speucer to shelf Ex-Goveruor Parsons and Alex ander White, who, he had heard, would be rival caudidates for the senate, the witness proceeded: I have letters from Speucer relative to the use of troops, but as they are confidential I do not propof e to introduce thein. Tho committee in fisted on seeing the letters, nd Mr. Barber, after consulting his counsel, in troduced them. Letter number two ia dated at Decatur, and after stating what troops had been ordered to Ala bama, and where stationed, proceeded thus: "I wish Randolph, deputy United States marshaI,would usetheoompanyat Opelika in making arrests in Talabassa, Randolph aud Clebourne counties. I with you would go to Talledega and block the game. I must not, however, be known in the matter. In haste. Truly yours, oeo. e. spencer." Witness further testified that during the pending campaign Internal Revenue Assessor Low H. Maybe, wrote him a detailed plan of the campaign witli troops, which he communicated to Spencer, and which was finally adopted. The troops were to be sent wherever needed, ostensibly for the purpose of protecting tbe revenue officers aud breaking up illicit distilleries, but really for political uses and purposes. ( PItESB i'TERIAN. The Proposed Union of all the Branches of Prcsbjterlanlsm rho Plan of Rev. Dr. SPCosb, of Prince ton. A Solemn Lecgne and Covenant Occ the X.osi Important and Grand est Horementi of tho Cen-turj-Ete., Etc. of New York Herald. We have been favored with a docu ment of the most interesting character to a large body of our religious people. Rev. Dr. M'Cosh, president of Prince ton college, has prepared a programme for the purpose of bringing together "in solemn league and covenant" all the Presbyterian bodies in tlie world. The purpose or tnts programme ia to mani fest the substantial unity of all the churches based on tho Presbyterian system. It will not propose a new confession of faith nor interfere with the internal order of any church. It will accept all whose creed is evangelical and Presbyterian in form. There will be a general council a sort of ecclesiastical court of supreme juris dictionto decide upon sucb questions as may be submitted to It. The de cisions of tiiis council are not to be bind in? upon members, but will bo laid be fore the churches for a "prayerful and careful consideration." It will largely enter into the missionary work, espe cially ia foreign lands aud in great cities. It will unite in protecting the Sabbath; in securing instruction in the scriptures; in the suppression of intemperance: in combating infidelity in all forms: in de- Teicping a plau oi systematic benefi cence, and in binding "all Protestant churches in opposing the errors and Inroads of Romanism." There Is to be preparatory meeting in London this year in expection of a confederation to be held in lbib. There could be no movemeunt more interesting thau this the programme of which is thu3 sketched by Dr. M'Cosh. There are, so far as we unuerstana, fifty dllierent denomina tions, embracing over twenty thousand congregations, virtually representing the Presbyterian system. Takiugrlsein Scot land, this church has gone over the whole English-speaking world, with branches n Holland ami Switzerland. It is now emu iu me uuueu aiai.es, not only in ...l i - IT..:. i r,. . . numbers, but in the character ofitspeo- pie. i noes oacK to me oiu puritans. stern old Covenanters and Independents who fought the battles of liberty in Scot. land, and whose services, apart from the religious aspect, can never be forgotten so long as Englishmen cherish these graua memories, in America tho Pres- Dyienan caurcu proper is one or our ltrgest denominations. By this we mean the Old School Presbyterian body, which represents the union of the Old and rew pchools, consummated in 1870 it's so ncn tuat last year it raised ten millions of dollars for missionary pur poses alone. The doctrinal differences between the clergymen of the Old School Presbyterian church and that of the more advanced and extreme branch known a9 Covenanters is verv gieat It would be almost impossible for them to unito on any question of creed. But as the discipline of the churches is the same, as tney are branches of one fami ly, and as iu nine points of doctrine out ol ten tney are in Harmony, there is no reason why thev should not unite. The difference between a liberal Presbyterian oi ineuiaocnooiauu tne rigid Covenant er who accepts the strictest tenets of Calvanism Is no greater than the differ ence between the Catholic educated uu der the influence of the French school and a Carmelite ora.Trappist. The Cath olic church, by its marvellous discip line, manages to Keep in its fold men and women of widely diverging views upon minor questions so long as they accept the cardinal points of the creed. The result is that no church is more lib eral than the Catholic, if a member is disposed to be liberal In his views, and none more rigid if he is disposed to be devout. The strength of the Catholic cnurcuiies in this one fact. The weak ness of the Presbyterian church has always been that, while agreeing upon the general facts of Christianity, the members quarrel upon minor points, and their quarrels are dishearteuing and destructive. Why, for instance, should not the Presbytejian church be as compact & body in Ameiica In mat ters of discipline as the Catholics? Why should christians of any faith diii'er, but with bitterness and anger, because one prefers to sing a psalm according to one metre, while another believes that his soul's happiness is involved in his sing ing it to another? We welcome, there fore, this movement of the Presbyterian church to extingnish theirj.differences and unite in a common, solid body, for we believe that civilization will be aided by every measure that tends to destroy the barriers between christian denominations. Whatever work is to he done by christian churches should be done harmoniously and effectively. The progress of education and truth is never more clearly seen than in the extinction of religious prejudice and bigotry. We are not sanguine that success will attend this programme of Dr. McCosh. He is dealing with a peculiar, firm, strong-minded, manlv people. Presbyterians have a great deal of the rock in their composition. If he can succeed in briuging the members of that stern body upon any ground of common actiou, no matter how slender and narrow, it will be the most im portant step toward the strengthening of faith and the development of christian religion that has been taken during the present century. Chicago Tribune Fow persons outside of the theological schools understand the formulated doc trines of tne Presbyteriau church, and fewer still can explain the cause of the vatious divisions in the church, both in Europe and America, In a mauuer that will meet the approval of sectaries and dogmatists. No religious community of the modern world has applied more rigidly the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity, and none has been more torn by internal dissensions, than tbe one rounded by Calvin. Presbyterian liberty is liberty to go out of the church if it doesn't suit you, aud yet to inherit eternal happiness if you are otherwise worthy. Its practical application in the government of the church has produced almost as many different kinds of Pres byterians as there are polite languages. The Free church of Italy and the Re formed church of France are essentially Presbyterian ,c Unequivocally so are the Established ?nurcb, the Free church, and the misnamed United church of Scotland; the English Presbyteriau church, the Presbyterian church'of Ire land, the Canadian Presbyteritiii church, and, in the United States, the Northern church, the Southern church, the United church, the Cumberland church, and the Reformed church. The chief Presbyter'an body in America is the one which Is generally known at the north as the Presbyteriau church. It em braces four thousand nine hundred and forty-six congregations, four thousand five hundred and sixty-seven ministers, and five hundred aud sixteen thousand Sunday-school children. Last year it subscribed to various benevolent enter prises ten thousand dollars. Its wealth and iufluence are great, giving it, per haps, a rank immediately below the Catholic and Methodist churches. This great Presbyterian church has been formed by the union of two schools, the old and the new, which were establish ed In 1837, In consequence of doctrinal and, it is said, political ditt-rences.which cannot be stated now to the satisfaction of either party. The southern Presby terian church, which secedd when the war of the rebelliou tbroke out,, still maintains a seperate organization, and withal a defiant and hostile attitude, which puts out of the question, for the present at least, all prospects of compro mise or reConcilllati on. Repeated over tures have been made to the sou them church, but they had been received without favor, if not contemptuously; and the last committee on union ap pointed by the northern church has ad vised tho abandonment of efforts in this direction until some decided encourage ment is afforded by the southern church. Notwithstanding this unfortunate fail ure, or, perhaps, because a diil'erent result was anticipated, the example "of the old and new schools at the north has proved infectious; and the idea of a general Presbyterian union, or a Pan-Presbyterian council, has been for several years present to the lead ing minds of the American and British churches. Accordingly, a conference of the committees from all the Presbyterian denominations has been called to meet in London on July 21st of this year. Tho British churcbes have responded, and have drawn up a sort of procto;ol, which provides, among other matters of detail, for a Pan-Preatyteriau council, to be belrl once in three years, the first one in 1876 place of meeting to be de-1 termineu at tue Lionoon committee meeting of 1875. The plan is grand, but somewnat better calculated, we imag ine, to overawe aud impress the lay mind than to affect clerics, or occasion them any disquietude as to the integrity and separate existence of their several churches. No idea of organic union among the Presbyterians of all beliefs and all countries has ever beeu serious ly entertained. This great council may, indeed, prove to be the first step in this direction, but there is no present belief that it will. The most that is contem plated now is a sort of Ecumenical church, "whose powers shall be ouly those or a deliberative body, carry only moral weight." SOCIAL SCIENCE. and shall Hecontl I)aj' Beixlon of llio Aincrlcnn AaaoctatlOH " Injnrlons Kect or Ncliool-Iille ou the Aervous Hyittem." Frequent Recesnei Ursed and Petty He atrlctlons Snled Ont-A UJscnx. Ion Full of Interest to EUn catorH anil Scholar. Detroit, May 12. The second day's session of the American social science association opened with a general meet ing, this morning, but as tho various topics to be considered necessitated pec tional meetings, those who were to par ticipate in the different discussions of the day withdrew to separate rooms. In the health conference a paper was read by Dr. D. F. Lincoln, of Boston, on the subject, "The injurious effect ol school life on the nervous system." It was full of interesting information and statistics. Dr. Lincoln first examined the subject of muscular training as a branch of education, and arrived at the conclusion, that while it ia most essential to tho highest type of educa tion, it may be overdone, and become almost useless. Happiness is essential to the bodily health of the scholar, and happiness is supplemented oy interest in tasKS, and sometimes even produced by such interest. On tho other hand. over-work produces pain, lassitude, and a train of evils. Petty restrictions in schools burden tho life of a student. make him discontented, less manly and reliant. There must not be an excess iu the quantity of work. Freouent recesses should be granted. Long un- uroseu sessions stunt the body and mind of the scholar. Lessons studied at home have the single objec tion of being carried too late in the night. Dr. Lincoln repented the use of tea anu coiiee by cnnuren. Me gave an exhaustive statement of the views of gentlemen with whom he corresponded on tue subject oi lighting, neating and veutilating schoolrooms. He stated that the almost universal testimony of teachers, doctors and scientists in this branch was tbat schoolrooms are not properly ventila'ed. The paper was then discussed by the members. The president. of Puma of the normal school of Ypsilautl, com menting on the statement of Dr. Lin- coin that students should not be permit ted to become anxious over their work. aaked whether any mental work could be accomplished without producing anxiety, and whether the ill-temper manifested by scholars doss not general ly arise from over-eating and indiges tion rather thau from school-work? The answer to these questions was that interest is necessary, but that when it becomes so intense as to be called anxiety it should be checked, for theult is injurious. There must be some ten sion to the bow, but there is a point of pressure beyond which some cords will snap. To the latter question Dr. liin ooln said, unhesitatingly, "Ye). Rev. Dr. Goodman, of Saginaw, had discov ered in his own family too great anxiety manifested by children over their les sons." James M. Barnard, of Boston, made some remarks on the physical perfection of scholars, which is, he said, a sine qua non in matters educational. He referred to the works of eminent European writ ers on this subject, which has not been properly considered in this country. Mr. Doty, superintendent oi the public schools of Detroit, repudiated tho ide'i that schools are poorly ventilated. The homes of most of the children are much less healthful than the school-room. The doctors charged this thing indis criminately and severely. Without suffi cient investigation, we must not vault from particular cases to general priuci- les. ne remarKea, incidentally, that e had never seen reason to vary the method of instruction and of school ex ercises on account of difference in intel lect between male and female students. Dr. Lucicaln replied to Mr. Doty's re marks, maintaining the correctness of the outcry of the doctors against tho im perfect ventilation of school rooms. A paper irom James J. 1'utnam, of Boston, on tho sutject of gymnaaticd public schools, was then read, and discussed at considerable length. It was a strong argument for the introduc tion of Borne kind of light gymnastics into every educational institution in the land, which were as essential as the books themselves. He could not suffi ciently uree that more attention should be paid to this branch of education. Gymnastics should be graded, and kept at a pace with the advance of the schol ars. On the debate that followed this pa per Mr. Doty expressed the hope that a health officer would before long be ap pointed to look after the welfare of the schools and determine the question that a physician was especially fitted to de c'de. He believed that the experi ment of the introduction of military drill into high schools, which had been trieil successfully in Detroit, would be equally beneficial in other high schools in the United States, and would be more con ducive to the production of soldiers than the military (frill in more advanced in stitutions. He would say to inventors that the invention of an automatic system of ventilation is a necessity of the age. The State Homeopathic Medical soci ety met at Columbus, Ohio, yesterday, about forty delegates being in attend ance. Papers were read on constipation, the use ol narcotics, diet, chronic infia mation of the middle inner ear, abscess of the inner ear, and infiamation of the lid of the eye. A London dispatch announces the death of Rev. John Kingf who was noted for his love of the sports of the turf, and under the afsumsd name of Mr. Lannde was widely known as the owner of racing stock. Dr. D. D. Haynes's cash aud planing mills In Shippeushurg, Pennsylvania, wa9 destroyed by Hie Saturday after noon. Loss, thirty thousand dollars; insurance, nine thousand five hundred dollars. RELIGIODS HOYEKENTS. The Catholic Bishops and the Religions Orderg of Prussia Important Committees of the 31. . Church, South. The International Sundnj-gcliool Con vention ut Baltimore The Annual Meeting of the American Tract society. Third Convention of the Reformed Epis copal Church Important Work of Leading Religious Denomi nations. RELIGIOUS ORDERS IN PRUSSIA. Berlin, May 12. Czar Gortschakcff aud Bismarck had a long consultation yesterday. The Catholic bishops of Prussia have decided to dissolve the re ligious orders which the State tolerates rather than see them subjected to gov ernmental supervision. reformed episcopal church. Chicago, May 12. The third general council of the Reformed Episcopal church met in this city to-day and will remain in session about ten days. Alut one hundred ministers and lav deputies werepresent. Dr. Thompson, of the Re- formed Dutch church of America, as sisted m opening the services. Officers of the council, including the presiding bishop, were elected for the present year. The chief busiuess to-day was to define the boundaries of the missionary jurisdiction of Bishop Cheney; the ques tion of apportioning the couutry into missionary districts, each having its standing committep, ad when practi cable a bishop chosen from its chief rec tor. Evening session to be devoted to religious service. JtETHODIST COLLEGE OF BISHOPS. Nashville, May 12 The college of bi-hops of the Methodist Episcopal ;hurch, which has been iu session for several days in this city, just before ad journing sine die, announced the follow ing committee of fraternization to the next general conference of the Meth odist Episcopal church: Rev. Lovie Pierce, D. D. ; Rev. James A. Duncau, D. D., and Laudou C. Gailand, LL. D ; and in accordance with a resolution of the last general conference of the Meth odist Episcopal church south.tbefollow ing commissioners, to meet a like com mission from the Methodist Episcopal church north, to remove all obstacles to a formal fraternity between the two churches, was also announced: Rev. E. H.Meyers,D. D.; Rev. R. K- Hargrove, D. D.; Rev. Thomas M. Finney, D. D., and Hon. Truston Polk, of Missouri, and Hon. Dowd Clofton, of Alabama, laymen. AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. New York, May 12 The fiftieth annual meeting of the American tract society was heid to-day at Dr. Cro3bv's church, with Judge Strong, president of the society, presiding. The officers of the association were all re-elected with some slight changes in the vice-presidents and directors, made necessary by death of members. The following ex ecutive committees were elected : Puh lishine: comraltieo Itev. Win. Adams, DfD. ;"Rev. John Cotton Smith, D.D.; Rev. Wm. Budington, D.D.; Rev. E. P. Rogers; Rev. Thomas D. Anderson, D.D.jRev. Charles B, Schultz. Dis tributing committee A. L. Barnes, S. G. Constant, Dr. Wm. N. Blakemau, H- P. Marshall, E. B, Monroe, Mathew D. Borden. Finance committee T. C. Doremus, Geo. N. Titus, Samuel Cot gate, Caleb B. Knevals, Anson Phelps Stokes, James Frazer. The annual re port shows the whole number of new publications issued from the tract-house for the year, 1874, of which 39 were vol umes; whole number of distinct publi cations not periodicals issued from the tract-house during iif.y years, 5624, of which 1122 are volumes; whole number issued at foreign mission ary stations by this society's help, 4055, of which 599 are volumes. During the past year publications for circulation among the destitute, including the an nuities have been granted to the amount of 52,548, or uearly 80,000,000 pages; receipts for the year, including the new loan on the secretary's house of S150.000; amount, $852,872; balance iu the treasury, $26S5. During the thirty four years since the missionary society was inaugurated by Colonel Portage, the statistical results have beeu as fol lows: Time employed equal to the ser vice of one man, 59,254 months; 10.- 503,096 volumes sold; 2,780,0G6 volumes granted; J6.29b reliciou3 meetings held or addressed; 11,495,780 visits made; 6, 258,070 families conversed with on per sonal religion, or prayed with; 1,56S,495 Protestant families habitually neglect ing evangelical preaching; 919,845 families of Roman Catholics; 579,610 Protestant families destitute of the bible: 95,363 famih'ea destitute of all religious j books except the bible; foreign grants during the year, $15,000. INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY-SCHOOL CON VENTION. Baltimore, May 12. The inter national Sunday-school convention assembled promptly at half-pa9t nine o'clock in tho morning, K. A. Bonnell, of Illinois, conducting the exerciser, which wereopfned by singing, "Awake my soul in joyful days." The first chapter of Acts was then read, tho chairman and entire convention reading alternate verses. After a prayer by Mr. Crittenton, of Ohio, devotional exer cises were continued for half an hour. President Peltz then took the chair, aud the regular business was beguu by tbe discussion of the theme, "How to secure pupils from unevaugelized masses?" The discufcsion was opened by Rev. W. J. Wylie, Presbyterian, of Pennsylvania. He argued mat uuevangeiizea or un- gospeiteed masses must be brought under the influence of the church or Buuday-school, which was performed by individual or peisonal work. Iu sume of the churches there was a feeling of too much respectability. They were dying of intense respectability. Tbe masses who needed the influence of the gospel never entered them. The duty of Uie church wa3 not merely to build places of worship. There was work for members a3 well as ministry. He advocated open-air meetings, thus carry ing the gospel into neighDorhoods and families. Individual ellurts should go forth with two by two, as Christ sent out his disciples, and carry the gospel into every neighborhood. The way to reach unevangelized masses was to go for them, and when you get thorn ho!d to them. Alluding to church edifices of the present day the speaker said that churches must be provided for tbe many aud not costly palaces for the few. B. W. Chidlow, or Ohio, spoke in ad vocacy of individual work by the fire side and in log-cabins. The retired list must he abolished and. every member of the churoh go to work and do his duty. The discussion was continued iu five minute speeches by Edwin ti. Bair, of Brooklyn, and Colonel Wray.of Indiana; Colonel J. T. Evans, of Virginia; Hev, Alfred Andrews, of Canada; William Woodward, of .Baltimore; and William P. Praxon, of St. Louis, each speaking most earnestly for individual work as the most efficient way to secure the pu pils from the unevangelized masses. The personal experiences of several of the speakers in organizing a Sunday school were most interesting. The call of the roll of States began yesterday for reports of the condition of the Sunday-schools and Sunday-school work, and without exception the work was represented as progressing favorably. Rev. Mr. Trumbull from tho commit .tee to which.was referred the resolution offered yesterday iu regard to the appro- priate representation of this organization at tho centennial at Philadelphia, sub milted a report recommending that the entire matter be left to the various Sun day sohool unions, denominational and private publishing houses. No action was had on the report A dispatch was received from the Wis consin State Hiiudav-school convention. in session at Whitewater, stating to this 'louveuuuu uie oruer oi business for the arteruoon. The question, How to secure more pu pila from the church for the Snnilav. school, was discussed at length, and the convention aujournert till evening. "THERE'S WHISKY IN THE JAK." 3iziire aud KorrowH-Tlio Whisky Trade Hemnrnllztrf and Xo Nympa- tiiizrs uncls Snm Triiinipaant Milwaukee, May 12 The work of seizing ixjuor establishments has pro- giemwu ijuieuy out vigorously to-uay under the charge of Captain Brooks and his force, 3upervi?or Hedericks aud the local ievenue officers. Tho following .1! ..ill i i . " uiiiiieries wnicn were .seized yesterday were 10-uay lurneu over to the custody of a United States niarrtha' : The Kin - hii'kiniiick distilieiy, Charles Gruuther proprietor; the Minomel, Robert Krei- vert proprietor; Liouis Kiudskopp's and Thomas O'Neill's. The following addi tional seizures were made: The rectify ing houses of Christian Salatine and Pnilip Wiemer, the Milwaukee redistil hug and rectifying company, aud the 'iirtuiieries oi b. Wirgenthall and Chas Gran. Appraisers wereeentto the five distilleries seized yesterday to report the value of each to tbe United State district attorney this afternoon. Thos. O'Neill has applied to the United States district court, Judge Drummond presid ing tialritltT flint nr.Kni.iril n I.i distillery b- made, ;iud that he "bl . rf, Li". i- M'l' i . i -i .1 1 ut 1113 oe permitted to give bonds and resume operations, xne pennon was granted. In the course of his remarks Judgo Drummond characterized the law under which the seizure was made as a severe one and which ought to lie carefully executed. Further apolica tions will be mado to-mcrrow. The revenue officers express some displeasure at me success oi these proceedings; five siorcKeepers nave beeu suspended to day and it is expected that other rev enue officers of the district will sutler the same fate to-morrow. Collector Erskine, however, will not be among tue numner as 111.1 conduct is under stood 10 be satisfactory to the government in all respects. De tective M'Donald, who drew a re volver yesterday on a distiller who was seeking to gain access to his safe after his establishment had been seized, was taken before the police court this morn ing ami immediately discharged. The raid is the prevailing topic of conver sation, but there is no excitement. STATE AOK1IAL hCHOOI.. HceliBsvOt Ihs Trustee of the Nath alie University Hhat Dr. Hears i.ropoeM. Nashville Iianner,ot Sunday : "A very impor'ant meeting of the trustees of the Nashville university was held at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. It was at tended by Dr. B. Sears, agent of the Peabody fund, who proposed, if the uni versity was accepted by the State board of education as a State normal institu tion, and devoted the income of the unl versify to its sustenance, he would guar- satoo six tuou7ud dollars per annum for the next two years in aid of the new enterprise. He adduced strong, con vincing and conclusive arguments as to wny a state normal school should be established in connection with our pub lie schools, which are .so rapidly pro gressing throughout Tennessee. With a normal school he said the excellent State system would be perfected and the schools experience a more rapid growth, fennesseans would jjecome the teach ers of Tennesseans, and teaching would be made a profession, which it was, and deserving of the moat exalted consider ation. As the schools increased the de mand for teachers would grow in pro portion and thesystem be.more greatly popularized through efficient instructors. The committee heretofore appointed were instructed to make a proposition to the State bjard of education, which we cannot but think will bo accepted. The university and grounds represent one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and it hr3 an income, we believe, of six thousand dollars per annum from an investment of one hundred thousand dollars. The university has a decided advantage over any other institution iu the way of buildings already erected. The barracks buildiug would make a splendid dormitory, and the university building would suit for the school proper. It is thought wheu the State normal school geta under full headway there will he an attendance of from three to five hundred students. Ah Nashville Is now pre-eminently the Athens of the south, there is every reason why the State normal school should not be located here and especially with the ail vantages offered. CLNTEK'S KXI'ElilTIOW. Whut Is Soon In Ui Done In tlie Black HillN Country rtie Uovermueut Looking to the Opening or the liejfioa lo ejeitle ineiit. New Yoik Sun.; The general, who is organising an other expedition to the Black Hills, will stay iu New York ouly two or three days longer. No one hut the accredited officers aud agents of the government can he permitted to accompany the troops, and the general does not himself know who are to be thescieu titic and civil members of the party. They are to join him in Washington. The object of the expedition ia to examine and develop the resources of the Black Hills region thoroughly, especially its mineral re sources, with a view to determining the advisability of removing the Indians and opening the country to settlement by the whites. The Indians are willing enough to dispose of their claim, the general thiuks, because they kuow the difficulty they will have in keeping the white goid-seekers out. The govern ment agents are getting together the chiefs, intending to take them to Wash ington, and the general has no doubt that these Indians will gladly negotiate with the government. The Indians make little use of the country, although it is full of game. They are deterred by a superstition from living in it, imagin ing it to be haunted by evil spir its. The Black Hills country is describtd by General Custer as broken, wild and picturesque. Cliffs aud canons alternate, and thegroeuand fertile valleys are intersected by numer ous streams of pure water. The forest growth is in parte very dense. Wagon roads had to be cut, or as the general ex pressed it, "mowed out" for miles by the axmen. The Indian guides told him before he started on the last expedi tion that he could not possibly get through the countiy with wagons; and he started with the intention of going as far with the wagons its possible, and then taking to horseback. He was, however, able to retain his wagons all the time. Besides having to "mow out" the roads through the dense timber at certain points tlie general had to let his wagons down the face of the cliffa with ropes, two hundred men holding to a rope. As to gold, the general could make no thorough examination on ac count of the limited time to which he was held by his orders. The govern ment strictly forbids the encroachment by whites upon the reservation until the Indians give it up, and it will b mad nwjafor any person to undertake the toil and hazard of settling iu this wild region until the officers and ecientists to whom thw expedition is intrusted re port upon the resources aud general fea tures of the country. THE MUSICAL FESTIVAL. MecoHd Day Immcme Attendance Ks ci lenient steadily on the Increan: A Ulorlous Programme. Ihomni and III Orchestra hon ored with IMondltt The U ramjet t and Hnat IuiposlnE Mnileal Event of tbe Tear. Cincinnati, May 12. The first mat inee of the musical festival tccurred this afternoon, and was greeted with another tremendous audience, 'lhe first uum- ! ber on the programme was the overture, , from Leonora. This was rendered iu ' an exquisite manner, tlie piaums-doio ; passages being given witu great delict- , cy and feeling. This was followed b a recitative and aria from "The Creation. , "Native Worth," by Mr. William J Winer, was Huely sung. iSext came the "Aria Birtoma tu Ben Mo,'' by Mozart, with clarionet obligato. Tills was sung by Miss Em in n Crunch, anu the clarionet obligato wa erfonm.d ly Mr. H. Kayeer. The audience mani fested their appreciation- by hearty ap plause. In the first part of the afternoon performance tbe aria from La Stella del Nord was sung by Mrs. H. M. Smith, with two-flute obligato, and was re ceived with the wildest applause. The Hungarian dances of Brahms by tbe orchestra and tiie new meditation of Gounod by all the violins were marked with delicacy and precision, and drew forth repeated plaudits. The selections from Tannhauser, comprising the over ture and portions of the third act, sung by Mr. Franz Rsmmertz, were given in such splendid style that Thomas himself appeared delighted. The ana from "Mlguon." by Miss Annie Louise Cary was rapturously received with rounds of applause and calls for a repetition, and the multitude were with difficulty pacified, the arti3t ! smilingly bowing her acknowledgments. 1 The remainder of the matinee was main- ' ly devoted to William Tell, and consist- 1 ed of a trio song by Messrs. Bisciioir, Remmertz and Whitney, and the al ways enjoyable overture to that opera. These were given in fine style, and the vast audience dispersed with the best of feeling over the treat that had been given them. The evening entertain ment consisted entirely of the oratorio of Elijah, the audience, if anything, being larger than In the afternoon, and many being compelled to satisfy them selves with standing room. The first applause was given to Mr. Wiucn on his rendering of the recitation aria, "Ye People Rear Your Hearts," which was sung most effectively by that artist. The choir following, "Yet Doth the Lord See it Not," was admirably sung. the great body of singera and orchestra blending in delicious tones, and filling the vast auditorium with melody. The recitative and aria between the widow and Elijah, "What Have I to do with thee, U,Man or uod," was sung by Miss Whinuery and Mr. Whitney.and splen didly executed. The passage between "iilhah" and the Priests of Baal." was given with great power and effect, the choir singing with splendid precision, Mr. Whitney's execution of his part eliciting the warmest applause. The grand chorus at the close of the first part was given with great power, and as Mr. Thomas laid aside his baton the applause that arose was deafening and mingled with hearty bravos. The sec ond part opened with the air, "He3r ye Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh." sung sweetly by Mrs. Smith, Mr. Whit ney rollowing with the recitative. "Tbe Lord hath exalted thee." The recitative by Mr. Win.'h, "Man of God," called foith many tokens of approbation from the audience. The largetto, V'Lift Thine Eyes." bv Mrs. Smith, Miss Cranch and Miss Carey, was a delicious piece of melody, finely and artistically rendered. The whole oratorio was a succession of magnificent interpretations by both orchestra and chorus. The performance was less ex acting than tbe selections of last even ing, and the chorus evidently had cast aside all the timidity shown slightly on their first appearance. To-morrow the matinee furnishes more simple music, which is to be rendered chiefly by the children from the public schools. and the evening concert opens witli Bach's "Magnificat," in D. and con cludes with Beethooven's "Ninth Sym phony." Among the distinguished vis itors present at the musical festival are Senators Sherman and Thurman, Gen eral vv . 1 . saermau, Jiix-uovernor An derson, Henry Watterson, of the Louis ville Courier-Journal, George P. Uoton. of the Chicago Tribune, and J. R. G. Hazzard, of the New York Tribune. TOBACCO FOIt THE IMI l.VN. Profeshor Slartli'a IMicIosures- Friinds Practiced ou Mr. Lo by the To bacco Contractor. New York, May 12. A number of protests against the recent awards by the Indian commissioner of contracts for supplying tobacco have been made by unsuccessful bidders. Among the number are the well-known houses of P. Lorilllard & Co., the Pioneer tobacco company, aud Doan, Carroll & Co., of tins city, anu Uolian Js Tait, of Phila delphia. The persons who protest claim tnat tue inspector appointed by the com missioner being a leaf-inspector was in competent to judge correctly of the various conditions and qualities of plug tobacco, and that the inspection was irregular, as the inspector bad taken out samples for consultation. Commissioner B. P. Smith says the entire trouble was that the contract had been awarded out side of the city, and brokers and others engaged in the business were now giv ing vent to their disappointment. It would be hard to get anyone connected with the New York trade who would not have his own peisonal prejudices. Tin tobacco whicn Professor Marsh bud found fault with was bought in New York, and had been passed by a broker who styled himself an expert. The commissioner had determined to take no further action in the case, but to hold the contractors to a strict interpretation of both the spirit and letter of tneir con tracts. The investigating committee suggested by Professor Marsh's disclos ures has been already appointed, and one of the committee is now making investigations in the Indian country. TIIE "BOYN IS UliUE." (Jraud llennlou or I he Soldiers or I lie Lute War Chicago Crowded Willi Visitors. Chicago, May 12. After ten years of peace the soldiers and sailors of the late war are assembling in this city for a grand reunion, and Chicago is honored as being the place selected for this in teresting gathering, and has put on her best clothes, ber most patriotic airs, and is endeavoring to do justice to the occa sion. Bepresentatives from all the grand armies that made up the forces of the Union are rapidly arriving. By far the larger part of these are from the eastern and middle States, and belonged to the army of the Potomac. These are met by those who followed Grant, Sherman and Thomas, the army of the Ohio, of the James, of Georgia, and the cavalry corps will also participate. The Ninth corps ia appropriately given a place by Itself In the reunion. The celebration will continue three days. Most of to day is given to the Grand Army of the Kepuolic, which is the leading organiza tion of the reunion. The diflerent posts commenced arriving last night and this morning, as did also the military organ izations that have been invited from dis tant cities. Myers's cadets of Toledo was the Hist organization to arrive. They were escorted to the Grand Pacific by company C of the First regiment. After supper they went to the Exposi tion building, where they passed the night. Chicago presented a very gay scene to-day. flags are llylDg from all the principal buildings ami the streets are crowded with soldters in gay usi forms. The day is perfect. At the races in Lexington, Kentucky, yesterday, Woolley won the first ami second races for three year olds who have never won a race. Moumoutli won the next race. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. riiHE officers ami members of Mem J phis Lodge, No. t, are rwuenll t Kttend t mretlUK t their Castle Iih.II this (THl'RsDAY) evening, at 8 (Mi(xk ii iistuessof imnortAnce. Ky onli-r. A. J. M'UAKVEY.C. C Jos. H. Lf.o, K. of K. anil rt. Attention, Knights of Pythias. rpMF. officers and members of Ten- ! newt, Lodge. No. 5. are hereby : usted to meet at the Exposition! mulcting this (THUu2. Y; evening at --fc o cjock xorarii. Membr-K i.l alster Lortses ar" cfr- ilia'lv in -I . lo attend. 1'icaic Iuk- liy. isth Inst- r. LAYTON.i;. C. w. li iysi'n, K.of ft. and 8. mjts K"OTI033. MiOALL. WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Take JL nonce tbat we. the CommisMoaers of Koll eonuty, do hereby declare and Rive notlca that bell coonty ba-. Im -u established: in ao- coruance witn me coustiiatton ana eaaouag act, granting the iwid county of Bell, and we cereuy eive notice iu tne worid of estsb- llshraent or Hell county. D. C. WKLLS, A. M. LAMKKTII, J., W. U. TUDIJ. K. II. STfcUEK, W. w. WARIi, W.R. I'AKHAM, C. WOOTEN. C'oinmiwlouers. rand J auction, Temi , May 10, ib75. GROCERIES, FURX1TCKE, JSXC ua-T AtrcTiow This Morning, at 10 o'clock, At A. E. FranklandV. 195 & 107 Main st. SAIiE PRIVILEGES, ST. 0KGES5 PJCMC, JAMES' PAEK, Monday, May 17, 1875. S0CIETE FliANUAISE. AVIS. LKS membrei de la Coloulo Francaife de Memphis qui ueslreront partlclperan baa quet anniversalre donne par luiioeiete Fr a -raise, de tiecours Hutuels le IS da iivols de Mai, a dear heures precites chez Jean Uftston EOHt pritK de H'adre.er aux membres du cofnlte d'luvltatlnn. COMITE D'lXVlTATIOS. K. Battier, A. Mane, J. Pelegrin, F.Leetere, L. (lodcliand, M. Klein, H. Dennis, U. Keith, P. Conilleni, L. Casteoc, P. Dupny, J.Gage. J. PELKGBIN, Pres. J. OzAHNE.Secretare. CHANCERY SALE OF ES.el Sstate, .aturslaj, June o, 1875. 2io. im.ln the Second Chancery Court at Shelby county, Tennessee.i'harles Lynn vb J. H. Stevens and wife, Mary K. Stevens. BY virtue of anoider o: sale made in tills cause, on the 11th ot March. 1875,1 will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, in front of the connly courthouse, corner Main and Poplar i-treete city of Memphis, Tenuesisee, on Saturday, Jane 5, 1875, within legal hours, the life interest ol tbe de fendant, Mary K. Hteveni., in thefoltowing de scribes real estate, to-wlt: A certain tract of land situate, lylnsand being in Shelby coun ty, Teune-see, to-wit: In section 3, racce t, 11th snrveyors district, and civil districts Nos. 8 and y, the fame having been surveyed and set apart to bald Mary E. 8t-vens, to-wit: Be ginning at a reuoaK tree marked 8. !.. 24 chains and 20 links west of the southeast corner of a 202 acre tract, which was sold lo H. li. Davis by l'uter Ammen, deceased, and rnu nin north S.T , chains north, IA west ( a. willowoak sapilng marked S. D , with ash overeat pi inters; thence east 24i8-100 chains toa hickory ui-rked s. v.; thence south St chains to a stake, tne southesst corner of said 202 acre tract : thence west 24 0-100 chains to lhe beginning. Terms of Hale On a credit of'seven.montha. purchaQ- executing note, with approved -curlty; lien retMlned. Kquity of redemption, btarod. This May 12. 1S75. M. D. L. STKWAliT, Clerk and Mafeter. Ky Geo. Mallery, D. C. and M. Vance A Anderson, sols, for complts. OK REAL SSTATB On Saturday, June 5, 1875. No. (WO In the Second Chancery Court of Shelby county, Tennessee. Ira M. Hill vs. Robertson Topp, et al. BY virtue of an order of sale made in this cause on the 5th of March, 1S76, l will sell at public auction, to tbe h'ghest bidder, la front of the county courthouse, corner Mala and Poplar street, city of Meinpnls, Ten nessee, on Saturday! June 5, 1875, within legal hours, tlie following described real, estate, to wit: Situated, lying and being: iu the county of Shelby, and ftate of Ten nessee, and in the city of Memphis, to-wit: Lots No. 21, 22, -l and 2J. block .No. 11, on the plan or south Memphis; the nrst mentioned lot fronting on ('Union street 25 feet and run ning back with parallel lines 130 feet to Front row, or public grouu'l, witu a like front on said public grouuds of 25 feet; and the tbreo last mentioned lots having an aggregate front on ISeale street of T5 feet and runniug hack Irregularly to the north Hue of lot No. 21, with an average depth of more than loo feet. Terms of haie On a credit of seven and thirteen months in equal instalments, pur chaser executing notes with approved sucnrl ty bearing interest: lieu retained. En,uItyoI redemption barred. This May 12- 1S7 M. D. L. HTE WArtT. Clerk and Master. By Ueo. Mallery, I). C. and M. Randolph, li ammond t Jordan, solicitors for complainant. raylS AUCTION SALE STOCKS, BONDS, ETO- OF AS AliCTIONEES. we will on SATUR DAY, May 15.1ST5, at 12 m i.t the south west corner of Maiu aud Madison streets, in Memphis, Tenn., -ell at public auction, -o the highest bidder, for cash, on account of whom it may concern, as follows: S23 21)0 stock of People's I nsuranee Cora rany, of .Memphis; S4.",0W Mississippi liquidating le vee bonds; $IS,0W. Judgment against Pulaski county. Ark., tor which mandamus has beea ordered to issue by the Federal Court ; S2SJKO First mortgage lioods Memphis, ami Little Kock Railway Co.; Sll.ouo beconu mortgage bonls Memphis and Little Rock Railway Co.; S-S.tw Income bonds Memphis and Litne Rock Railway Co.; 28,000 Stoca iu Memphis and Little "ock Railway Co.; $160,000 Second mortgage bonds Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Co. TBEZEVANT A I o., Auctioneers. CHANCERY SALE OF No. 1, R. -Sarah L). Men-er, et al vs. J. F. McCollum, et al - First Chancery Court ot Shelby county. , , By virtue of an Interlocutory 'lecree for sale entered in the above cause, ou the SIB day of April, 1S73, I will seU, at public auction, to the blghest bidder, in front of the courthouse. Main street, Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday, May 15, 1S75, Within legal hours, the following deserlbed property, situated iu silieiby county, Teunee to wi t A house and lot In Memphis, being the mid dle tenement of tl.e three brick lioiwes on r-nelby street, beginning at a point on west side of Shelby street. 26 feet south from the southwest corner of Shelby and Pontotoc streets; thence Mnth on Shelby street) fee; theuce west 200 leet to Clinton street; tlieuea north JO feet; iheuce east 200 feet to the be ginning. In bUnk 12, parts of lots 6 and 7. formerly owned by F. Lane. Also another lot on Adams strtet, in the city of Memphis, be ginning on the south side of said street at a point 49 feet east of Intersection of Adara-t and Lauderdale streets; thence east along Adams street feet; thence southwardly 1 18 leet to an a) ley ; thence westwardly alo&g the alley tki feet; thence northwardly 14SK feet to the beginning, being lot 2 ofUiesab divisjou aud partition between PryoraBd. tbe heirs of J. B. Me'cr, dereAs.l. The Adams street lot will Is old "rst. terms or sale: oue-third rash. Maue on a credit of 9 and 19 months, notes with ay proted security and lien retained to Hear balance of purchase money. April 22, 1675. EDMUND A. COLE. Clerk and XtM0' Jarnagia Frayser and w.D.