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MEMPHIS D AIL Y APP
MEMPHIS, TSNN.. FEIDAY. NOVEMBER 19, 1875.
vrOL 85. "N"0 Q73
Yesterday ff ooiion and gold: Sew
York, cotton, 13 6-16c; Memphis, 12Jc
iVew lori, fro'd, 114; JcmpAi',.113i.
WA8HIJC0T05. November 19, 1 aan.
Ibr west Gu'f Statu, Tennessee and
Ohio valley, fading and stationary
barometer, south to west winds, warmer,
jtartiy cloudy weather, and occasional
rains, gradually followed by rising
barometer, and in the last district
Now la the time for merchants and
bualuesa men to advertise in the Ap
peal. The city la full of strangers who
only want to know where to buy to be
come extensive purchasers.
The Pacific railroad convection will
be called to order at the Operahousethls
morning at eleven o'clock, and not at
ten, ai stated iu the editorial on our
second page. The order of proceedings
and list of delegates who had arrived up
to six o'clock yesterday afternoon will
be found in acother column.
The s)utberu people demand a South
ern Pacific railroad running altogether
In southern Statts and controlled by
resident southern men. Such an enter
pries will be favorably considered by
congress and most likely receive support
without retard to party. Any other
whl not receive attention. Tne north
has three Pacific roads. Climatic ia
sone, if not common justice, ftrjethe
conviction that it is time to have a
The Spanish minister at Washington
wai yejterday officially advised frcm
Ma-lrid that his government has con
ceded that in future American citizens
on trial before a court-martial In Cuba
shall have the privilege of selecting
counsel for defetse. The treaty of 1795,
In the opinion of the Spanish govern
ment, was not fcuffldently dt finite to
met the caes of court-martials in the
event of war or insurrection in the
island, but the present arrangement
settles the question in accordance with
the desire expressed in a friendly note
addressed by Secretary Fish to the
Spanbh government, and dispesss of
the exaggerated reports on this subject.
TIinnkH to tbe Appeal.
Editors Appeal At a meeting of
the tSordls Conservative club.on the sixteenth
of the presenth month, the following resolu
tions. Introduced by -Captain J- O. Hall, were
unaulmoufly adopte-i by the club, vis.:
Ketolvtd, That the thanks of this club, and
or the Conservative party of Panola county,
are due, and aro bereoy tendered to the Panola
Mar rcrllal)l. efilcientand untiring advo
c trv -f r-.r cau-rf; during the political canvass
JU't Cl bt '. .
JUtUced. That the gratitude or the Conserv
ative people of Panola counly, and or all
true JIlKhtisslpplans, Is alio due t the Mem
phis Afi'RAX, for the ability and real It has
displayed In aiding the friends of good go v
ernment, law and order. In their late struggle
against oppression, corruption and misrule.
iJoliml,Thatthef-ecretaryor this club fur
nish toe Mar and Appeal with copieiof these
resolutions for publication.
In conformity with the precisions of tho
above resolution, it becomes my duty, as it Is
also a pleasure, to transmit to you tuis copy
or the same. Very respectfully,
H. O. SPAIN. Secretary.
Hakdis, Mitts., November 17, 1673.
ii aixway'accidex rs.
A I-ndleV Cur TcIoncopeU by nn Engine
nt Fnll fpect Terrible Scene
But One Life Lost Sev
AUGUSTA, Ga., November 18. A
fiightlul accident took place last night on
the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta rail
rad.nearPlue House, and about twenty-tlve
miles from Augusta. After the regular pas
senger Main left i olumbla yestejday atter
uon for Augajsta, it was followed by a train
of empty cats for Augusta, The two trains
rolled at the rate of twenty miles per hour,
one following close upon the other. The pas
senger train had Justreached the tiding, und
was about to Mop.whun the second train came
rushing along, tue engine telescoping the la
dies' car, throwing it and tho smoking-car
from the track, a terrible scene followed.
The ladles' car was filled with passengers,
ilea, women and children were Jammed to
gether, wounded, crushed and bleeding. After
a few moments of contusion, the windows
and doors were broken open and tbe paseen
cers carried lrom the wreck. But one life was
lost-thatof Charle Nightingale, six years of
age, ton or William Mghtlngale, of Hruns
wlck, Georgia, who seems to have been
steamed to death Tho ion of Mr. Hegshel
jner. United states coast surveyor, was seri
ously injured. Mr. Deshman, ot Baltimore, a
commercial trave'er, bled a great deal, and
appeared badly wounded. Governor Cham
berlain, of South Carolina, was among tbe
pawengeison tho outward-bound train from
Augusta, and, being unable to pass the wreck,
returned with the wounded, some of whom,
.however, proved to have bnt slight Injuries.
PrrTSBUKQ, November IS At ten
nVlock Jhls morning a collision occurred on
iim Pittiib'i'B. Cincinnati and St. Louis rall
v between a construction train and a
wSftern-bonnu Ireful, near Philadelphia
SSfSiS. fn' miles east of Dennlsou,
QhTbne mnKves of the contraction
Sain werokluXind Xtt
lured. The accident k :em f ?
caused by the engineer ot llxJ?P
disregarding the signals given & tne IlaSman
THE FIRST 3IOVE.
1'aptain A. T. Lacej nominated fpr
Mayor by a CillzenB Committee,
Subject to Katlflcatlon by
A meetins oi the friends of Judge J.
KKPPi.AfT.Lacoy. Mike Borke. Miner
Merriwether. Ex-Mayor John Johnson, S. B.
KbblnS Tor. Hewlll W John A. Moush, was
held yesterday afternoon for the purpose of
selecting some one ol this number as a candi
date fo? mayor ot Memphis Each of the
above-named aspirants lor the mayoralty
were represented by three friends, pursuant
to an agreement between them. Tne follow
ing were the representatives present m Jbe
"wLfvance, W. H. Bickford and Judge An
derson for Minor Meriwether. ,,,,
John Dent, W. P. Chase and Mr. Llnkhauer
lor Ex-Mayor Johnson.
Colonel Robert L. Looney, Mck Malatesta
and Dr. .V- K.Taylor for John A. Koush.
W. IL Carroll, John M. Cochran and J. T.
HUlHtnan for Judge Fllppln.
A. J. Whit. H. Hutchinson and Charles A.
lteebn forK. B. Itobbins.
Simon "W. Green, On Mortl and Mike
"VValdran for M. Burke.
Jf. Hill, Enoch Ensleyand John Overton for
A 1 IJlf
jamesLte, Geo. Dixon and Mr. Loudon for
Ur. Hewitt. ... ,,,
TIM meeting was organized by calling Mr.
ISIekford to tlie chair, and the appointment of
"W.H. Carroll resretory. , , . .
ifter tbe geuaial expression of opinion, it
Vji.ik made known that each of the candl
riter represented in the meeting agreed to
abide tho result theiof, Mr, Green offered a
fiolution that the genUeman who received
fhVlaritett number of votes be decjared the
choice of the meeting. Adopted.
MH(or Waldrnn oflered a resolution that
each and eveiy deltgato here present do
lUuckllr pledge ourselves to support and elect
vhe uomluee of this meeUng.
ColoneLM. C. OalUtray, of the Ai-i-EAsald
he was pledged to IhU wetlng and the snp
Sortof the nominee onT npon the "ippoiii
tlon thatthere would not V a Democratic
"onvenUon. In the event of s. Democratic
canvintton being held, he would not bebonnd
li "carrolfmade the same statement, and
Mirved the right to nullify his ludorse
abx. of Uiemeetli.and lw nominee, provl
ment e Wai a Democratic convention,
dedthe -an of Major Valdran wts tben
The m- (jxe hallolhig proceeded with,
adopted, bx. 'u;f resulted as follows. Bnrke,2
rnnrtn vot. and . Ultreb,
selected as the candidate. '.acfy
Oa motion, the nomination of iir.
was made unanimous.
Mr. Loudon presented a resolution -authorizing
the appointment of a citizens' commit
So consisting of one gentleman from each
ward in the city, to call a mass-meeting for
Sc purpose of ratifying the action ot this
mAfter'the appointment of a committee to
notify Mr. Lscey of his selection, the meeting
Fort (Democrat), waa elected mayor
of Chattanooga yesterday by near three hun
dred majorly, over James (Republican), the
iresentlncumbent. The Democrats also elecu
tni me ciiy iukibum --
Se contest was quite exciting, and the result
was last night celebrated with immense en
vo:e; Meriwev. . -,3; Roush.S.
Robbln,3;Hewii ?BZ ' ccy received
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC
The Convention that arrets To-Iny at
the Greenlaw Operahouse-Order
of Proceedings - List or
Resolutions Passed liy the St. Louis
Executive Committee, and Remarks
of Colonel Uroadhead in Sup
port of It.
Opinions of Northern and Soul hern
Journals Unfavorable to the Tom
Scott Project of a Koad from
Historical Review of Hip Southern
Pacific Railroad and Texas Pacific
Logical Reasons for a Pnrely
The Pacific railroad convention which
meets to-day at the (Jreenlaw Operahome is
the engrossing topic of public opinion, and Is
regarded as the moot important gathering for
our Interests that has over assembled here.
Besides tbe delegates appointed by the city,
the chamber of commerce nnd the cotton ox
change, our own State, and those from other
cities and States, all delegates appointed to
attend theSt. Louis convention arc specially
invited to be piescut and occupy teats in the
body of the Operahouse, The committee of
arrangements, of which Mr. V. S. Lavls is
chairman, have prepared tbe following
ORDER OF BUSINESS:
F S. Davis, chairman of tbe executive com
mittee, will call the meeting to order at eleven
o'clock in tho morning ana nominate a tem
porary chairman to preside during the organi
zation of tbe convention.
Second Election of temporary secretary.
Third Appointment of a committee on
Fourth Appointment of a committee on
LIST OF DELEGATES.
So far as ascertained, the following Is a list
of delegates that had arrived up to la-t night,
though the larger number will arrive this
Cincinnati. Sidney B. Jones, Jame3 M.WUe,
F. H. Bailey and L. Devlney.
Knozvttle. Colonel John M. Fleming.
Ht. Louii. (Jeneral Irving Duyan.
State Kentucky. Ex-Governor Magoffin.
Camden, Ark. Colonel Tyra Hill and Hon.
Little Hock. jlrfc-Judge John AVassell,
Judge John M'Cluro, Major John D.Adams,
General T. P. Dickey, and W.J. Murphy.
J'Tort Smith, Ark. Hoc. John Carnall.
Vicktburg, Mlis.Uou. Jeff David, Hon. C.
K. Furlong, Gen. N. U. Harris, Colonel E. F.
Ua worth, Dr. M Emanuel, U. M. Young, Cap
tain George T. Hardy, and James II. Sullivan.
The following delegates will arrive from
Vlcksbnrg this morning: Colonel Wni. H.
M'Cardle, Dr. C. K. Marshall, Dr. John K.
Hicks, Captal u J. J. Powers.
THE MISSISSIPPI DELEGATES
Appointed to represent tho State are Colonel
E. D. Frost, Water Valley; General A. M.
Wet, Holly Springs; General N. H. Harris,
Captain George T. Hardy, Thom.n Itlgbyand
Charles K. Furlong, Vlcksimra; General W.
T. Tucker. Okolona: N. B. Holland. M'Comb
City; Dr. Itobert (Cells, Jackson: U.H. Slmms,
Columbus; Colonel W. C. Falkner, Itlpley;
General W.T.Martin, Natchez; Ex-Governor
K, C. Powers, Shuqualak; Major II. H. Chal
mers, Hernando; Hon. K. N. Taylor, hardis;
Dr C K. Marshall, Vlcksbnrg; Judge Thomas
Christian, Meridian; Hon. H. Mugrove,
Jackson; Colonel E. Dismukes, Macon; Col
onel S. M. Me .k, Columbus.
THE VICK8BURG DELEGATION
held a caucus in the parlor of the Peabody
boiel last evening, when Dr. M. Fmanuel was
chosen temporary president, and Jos. H. Sul
livan temporary secretary of tne delegation.
Major II. H. Benyard was requested to attend
tbe caucuses, and tbe moetlng adjourned to
ten o'clock this morning.
THE AKKANdAS DELEGATION
held a meeting in the Peabody hotel yester
day afternoon. The meeting selected Chief
Justice il'Clure as clialrninn of the delegation
and advocated tbe making of Memphis the
eastern teiinlnus of tbe Southern Pacific rail
road. We take pleasure in publishing the
tollowlng proceedings of the said meeting:
Peaiiodv Hotel, i
Memphis, November 18, ia75. J"
At a meeting ot the Arkansas dele gallon as
sembled at the committee room at the pea
body hotel, the tollowlng preamble and reso
lution was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, We notice that the general com
mittee on transportation has received propo
sitions from several roads proposing to carry
delegates to and from said convention for one
full fare; and
Wiiekeas, The Memphis and Little Hock
railway company has furnished, unsolicited,
the entire Arkansas delegation with lree
transpottatlon to and from said convention;
therefore be It
Jiaolved, That our sincere thanks are ten
aered to said corporation and its efficient o di
cers for this generous courtesy.
Chairman Arkansas Delegation Southern Pa
cific Railroad Convention,
(it. ILonls Assurance.
At a meeting held in SU Louis last Satur
day, of tbe committees appointed to arrange
for the National Ralltoad convention, which
assembles in that city on the twenty-third in
stant. Colonel James O. Broadhead offered tbe
following resolution :
Jletolv.d, That the city of St, Louis does not
cskor claim that she shall be made the east
ern terminus of the proposed Southern Trans
continental railroad. What she asks is that
tue building of tho road shall be secured to
home suitable point in the Mississippi valley
within the territorial limits ot Texas, Louis
iana, rkansas, Missouri or tbe Indian Terri
tory, and she will trust to her commercial and
geographical position and to the intelligence
and enterprise ot her citizens to secure such
connections therewith as may be desirable.
In snppport of the resolution, Colonel Broad
head said he offered it lor the reason that
there appeared to be some feeling In tbe south
in regard to the part St. Louis had taken In
the movement. By all indications the Mem
phis people had imbibed the idea that there
was an effort to make the enterprise entirely
a St. Louis concern. It was deslrab.e that the
executive committee declare openly that tet.
Louis was not seeking alone to make herself
tbe eastern terminus. The resolution was
acopted nnanlmously, and the delegation
fiom Mt. Louis were Instructed to present It to
the Uemphls convention, which meets next
OPINIONS Of THE PRESS.
A RIVAL- TO THE TEXAS PACIFIC. .
Charleston New? and Courier.
' A line of railroad Is already nearly built
Uor. Vrin.lllHI tn FOft 1 UmO. OU tUO COI-
oradoriver.adistanoeof mven hundred and
twenty-two miles; It wllj be completed next
summer. The distance trom FortTtciua to El
Paso'and thence to Austin is about twelve hun
dred' miles. Between Austin, Texas, and the
suutu Atlantlo seaboard there it only one
considerable gap irom me ouuuiv nwr n
Donaldsonvll e. Both the Southern Facirtc
tallroad, ol California, terminating at Fort
Yuma, end the Houston and Texas railroad,
terminating cj. Austin, are bald to be solvent
companies; and could readily construct tbe
twelve hundred miles fit )lue between their
termini, if aided by such coys rnment grant as
is asked fer by Colonel Scott. If thoi3 com
panies, or other like companies, can bnild
their roads, under proper restrictions, the
western section of the Pacific railroad will bo
controlled by corporations which have no
eastern interests, andean afford to deal lm
partially with the southern lines to the south
Atlantic coast. The connections of such n
Pacific rallrvbd. east of Donaldsonvllle, will
be with New Orleans, Xtohlle, Savannah and
Charleston. Bnt the bankrupt old Texas and
PnelSc railroad, which Tom Scott is striving
Q PUl OB 16(8, 1AJUM .k urn t rv v -
em terminus, a3'i would be nothing but an
extenslon of the Pennsylvania railroad,
bcott's interests lie in yie es apd not in the
south, and, whatever he may say, h; follows
THE RESULT OF OVERWEIGHTING THE
SOUTHERN PACIFIC WITH Bit AN CUES,
New York Evening Post.)
Let ns see what the very moderate
demand amounts to. It is estimated that the
Southern Pacific railroad, with Its branches
and extensions, wilt to 70) miles In length. It
is proposed to itne bonds, payable in forty
years, for f 10,000 Tor each mile, or flOUIiuOOO In
all. Five per centum interest on these, which
the government Is asked to guaranty, is Sj.IOO,
UX)ayear,orf21COOO,ttJOforlhe whole term of
forty years. It Is not such a trifle alter all
which these modest companies demand in
consideration or foregoing "money" and "sub
sid;es'' and "loans" and "lands." It is to en
force this Remand that the fct- Louis conven
tion is called, ll will be a U st question for
congress whether it shall grant the guaranty.
The least which can be hoped ttf that no mem
ber who votes for It will have the hardfUood
ever to appear in a political canvass as au ad.
vpcate ot "retrenchment" and "leform."
MEMiWS MUST BE THE EASTERN TER
MINUS. Knorvllle Press ami Hejald.j
o Upon tbe general f,roDosftic,n to
ld the construction ol a Southern .Pacific
- -v. there would be, naturally, but little
;emcut of opinion in the southern
SrT!" thjre has been a suspicion and
. wSii.r without eause-ln certain por
not Xvirjlala Mpeclally-that
theDalledem road was but a northern
roLundliwlse. In otner words, that iu 1. ca
UonaSd company OTBUtlon were to be so
manaied i that the southern .-oai ihouid bo
Sade to inure chlefiv- to tho Ineflt of the
Pennsylvania Central organization, living
ihe southern and border States virtually al
the mercy of that organization. Upon the
hypothesis that it is tbe purpose of the cor
porators to make St. Louis the terminus of
the trnuk line, such a view of the case Is fully
warranted; and it was upon this theory that
the Tennessee legislature, last winter, quali
fied Its instructions to tbe senators and repre
sentatives In congress, so as to make a ter
minus at Memphis mtr ry condition to
their support of the proposed guaranty That
such provision shall be icade in tbe bill, will,
no doubt, be tbe sentiment ot the Memphis
convention, ml the tnngrevmen from Mem
phis, Kentucky and Virginia, especially,
should require that It be done.
THE IMMODESTY AND CHEEK OF ST
New York Bulletin.)
No other corporation having thus far made
a detnnsd lor government assistance for
building the proposed railroad, it seems to be
taken lor granted that tbe Texas and 1'acttlc
is the one, and the only one whose claims to
that position arc to be considered; though It
Is hard to see where Its peculiar fitness for
the nndtrUtklng Is found, unless Its creat
burden of over twenty millions of defaulte 1
bonds and Moating debt constitute a good
claim, in which esse there Is peculiar pro
priety in coupling with it the Atlantic and
Pacific branch. So far as the St Louis con
vention Is concerned, therefore, it Is all
settled as to the ownership ot the second line
across the continent; but there remain to be
settled some subordinate questions as to tbe
terminus of tho main line, and thetxtent of
the participation ol the several branches.
New Or.eaus, Memphis and t-U Louis have
each laid claim to tbe main terminus: besides
which, Galveston, Vlcksburg and Cairo have
a'-ked for branch connections. The contest
Just now teems to be between Ht. Louis and
Mempbi,wlth the odds In favor of the former.
In tact, it Is obvious that, if tho overland
southern roid lsto be bnlit by tbe Texas and
tho Atlantic and Pacific companies, eve-y
consideration of self-lnterestand vested rights
would lead to the selection of St. Louis as the
Mississippi terminus, and, as we have before
shown, would result In making of It another
noithern line, andnotaSoutnern Pacific rail
road at all. Everything In the way of traffic,
whether destined lor southern or northern
cities, which could be kept on tbe route to St,
Louis or Philadelphia would be so .kept, to
the exclusion ol tne southern tiers of line's.
Ordinarily, when government Is asked to lur
nlxh the bulk of tho means to build railroads,
or, what is the same thing, to guaranty tbe
borrowings ot others, it Is customary to leave
to the discretion of tbe government the loca
tion of the road. Nothing of the kind,
however. Is proposed by the present appli
cants. The immodesty of St. Louis's demand
foraslx hundred mile lino across northern
Texas at government expense, for her special
benefit, when she has already a double con
nection of operated lines to the central part
of Texas, as well as her connections by tbe
Salt Lake route, seems to have been discerned
bv the business menot her neighbor cities In
the south; for we notice that tbe Memphis
merchants' exchange has Invited a convention
of southwestern citizens to consider the same
topic on the nineteenth instant four days
earlier than that in St. Louis to which the
same delegates are being very generally ap
pointed. It remains to be seen what may be
the voice of such cities as Memphis, Nash
ville, Louisville, Atlanta, Charleston, Savan
nah, New Orleans, Galveston and their de
pendencies on this question.
WILL THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD BE
BENEFITED BY SCOTT'S ROAD?
Petersburg (Va.) Index-Appeal.
0 Colonel Thomas Scott seeks extended
and amended legislation at the bands of con
gress, in a project that has Philadelphia for its
obj ective polnt.and that cannot prove ot bene
at to any of the real southern States. Missouri
and Kentucky are the only States which are
so politically styled, that could reap any ad
vantage, from the road ; ar d these States alone
are clamorous for its construction. But these
States, however southern In sentiment and
polllics.are northern in geographical posl lion ,
with reference to any line of railroad desig
nated to link onr Atlantip ports with San Di
ego on Ihe California coasts. We may be as
sured that whatever line Is built under such
auspices as those of Mr. Scott, and though a
point so far north as St, Louis, will never be
of benefit to .Virginia or North Carolina, nor
to any other State ol the Atlantic border,
Letter to the Petersburg (Va.) Index-Appeal.!
in 1S5G the Stale of Texas
chartered tbe Memphis and El Paso railroad
company, which was authorized to construct
a railroad to El Paso and thence to the west
ern boundary of the State. This was the cor
poration which General Fremont, after the
lato war, undertook to revive by the sale ol
bonds In Europe, but no work of any mate
rial Importance was done; and, as congress
would not grant its a'd to a scheme under his
auspices, especially alter the alleged swindle
of French landholders, this measure virtually
fell through. Meanwhile, in 1866, con
gress bad chartered a corporation known as
the Atlantic and Pacific railroad company,
with power to build a road Horn Springfield.
Missouri, to the Pacific coast, along the
thirty-fifth parallel. This was an Independ
ent route, opening up a section ol country be
tween the union Pacific and the thirty-second
parallel, which the Memphis and
El Paso company were presumed
to havo occupied for a southern
route. In 1871, after Fremont's scheme had
fallen through, congress passed a blU incor
porating the Texas Pacific railroad company,
authorizing it to construct a railroad from
Marshall, Texas, along the thirty-second
parallel to San Diego, California. This bill
was passed after a heated discussion as an act
of justice to the south. So plainly was this
motive avowed, nnd so desirous was congress
to accomplish the object, tnat its charter for
bid consolidation with any competing line to
the Pacific, while Its construction was to be
hgun and prosecuted simultaneously from
Marshall and San Diego, along the thirty-second
parallel. This anti-consolidation feature
deserves particular attention in the considera
tion of this subjtct, since its removal is the
pivot on which scoit's scheme turns. Mean
while the Pennsylvania railroad company,
which has been extending Its lines to
ward St. Louis, had acquired a con
trolling influence in the Atlantic and
Pacific road which, by leases, contracts and
construction, had been extended to a place
called Vlnlta, In tbe Indian Territory. Re
cognizing the fact that two additional Pacific
routes were not needed and could not be sup
ported, and recognizing the further fact that
the line on the thirty-second parallel was the
cheapest and better of the two, the company,
through Its agents, set to work and bougbtnp,
for an insignificant sum, the control of the
Texas Paciflo company, which had then done
comparatively little if anything toward the
accomplishment of the objects of its charter.
Thomas A. Scott was soon after elected presi
dent of that company, with a directory of
whom all but one were paid officials of the
Pennsylvania railroad company. As a stroke
of policy, to prevent competition and to se
cure the additional land grants which Texas
had made, Scott Jt Co. acquired by a sort of Ju
dicial purchase tbe francnlses and property of
the Memphis and El Paso company, aud now
claim to be in full control of any and all right
to build a road to the Paciflo on the thirty
second parallel. Unfortunately for this boast
ed rlgbt, there has come to light; a history of
theso-calltd legal proceedings had by and
before Judge Bradley, or tbe United States
court for Texas, by which the Memphis and
El Paso company 'Was pasted into the hands
of a receiver, and subsequently transferred to
Scott Jt Co. The New York Sun truthfully
saysi)f this history that 'it is "truth beating
romance," and characterizes the proceedings
then had as-fraudulent. There can be no
doubt but that" "the supremo court will
promptly set aside the -whole transac
tion, and restore this .-property and tbe
franchises and land grants to the trus
tees, or some agent ot its appointment, to
recompense, in some de&ree,-tbe wronged and
Injured bondholders of the Memphis and El
Paso company. -And thus it may be that
some people other than Kcott Co. have or
can acquire rights in this direction. Once
flrmly in the saddle, Scott began his work by
launching npon the Texas Pacific company,
of which he was president, a credit moblller
called the California construction company,
whose performances excel everything this
oountr'- has ever seen. Scott was ho much
interer d in this credit moblller thathei tood
as an .'Parser lor 17,000,000 of its paper, which
went to protest under the pressure of tho great
financial panio of 1S73. The nalurs ot the
contracts which be mode with hls'credlt mo
blller may easily b Interred when it ii stated
that for building each mile of road it received
the modest sum of S00,2?S, and that it has in
hand, by its own official report, 137,000,000 of
the bonds and stocks ot the Texas Pacific
company as its pay for work which only cost
Sll.UUj.CIXI. Small wonder is it that Scott & Co.
wact to finger tbe contracts for building a
trans-continental line off of tbe credit of
Uncle Sam, and that they are willing to give
tbe 37 000,000 they hold on bonds and stocks
now unsalable upon the payment or the Itl,
000,000, which the work done by bis credit mo
blller is said to have cost, with Interest
T2P3E HISTORICAL FACTS
are deemed nrcessary to a full understanding
of the situation, in furtherance of their
scheme to divert the southern paciflo road to
their own ends, Scott & Co. now ask congress
to pass a bill authorizing their Atlantic and
Pacific company to extend Its lino from Vln
lta, not along tbe thirty-fifth parallel, where
it was Intended to be run, but sonthwestward
ly, so that it may connect with the Texas Pa-
cine roau (or oouiueru jruciuc, as n is com
monly tu; Improperly called) at some point
west of Fort Worth not further north than
the thirty third parallel, at the same time the
Atlantic and Paciflo agrees us glvo up its
right to tbe construction or Its original line
ajougtbe thirty-fifth parallel, for which It
would have no further use, after It shall have
securtd a belter line, and shall have seized
and swallowed up its moit fprnijdable jrival.
It can woll afford to give up this barren nght
nnd agree to give back to the national domain
the land which lbs charter convoyed, for, tell
It not In Oath, tbe Atlantic and Pacific com
pany is a bankrupt, utterly unable to build a
mile of the road it proposes to give
un, or o acquire title to a single
acre of tho land If, so magnanimous
ly ncrees to give back. It Is tOrday in
the hands or a receiver, but it could easily be
restored to health if It could bo grafted Into a
healthy tree whose roots were bedded in gov
ernment bonds. From Fort Worth to the Pa
cific coast they propose thenceforth to be a
common line, with the two arms, tbe one
leading to Marshall, Texas, and the other to
St. Louis. A shrewd provision Is inserted to
thi effect that "either company falling to com
plete'ils road to thprdeslgnated point of Junc
tion within the time shall forfeit, for the fjn
flnithed portion of its line, the privileges and
franchises granted In this act, and the other
company, It not In default, after completing
its line to such designated point of Junction,
half have the right to construct the unfinished
portions of tjiellne ol the other company."
ft will be observed hat here Is an exnrets pro
vision looking to tire default Ot onebf the lines
diverging irom Fprt Worth to the east, and
providlnc that tas default sua) only work a
FORFEITURE OF THE UNFINISHED
ol the line, leaving the completed portion
with the whole franchise Intact. The other
company, in case of such default, shall have
the right to construct this unfinished por Ion
of the other's line, but it is not required to do
so, How easy, with such a charter, would It
bo for Scott ,t Co.to teo to It that the line
from Marshall to Fort worth was not com
pleted within the time specified, while its
line to St. Louis were sixxxllly completed.
And why not? It would be manifestly to
their interest to build only one line, because
the maintenance of two would be a serious
burden, totally unnecessary to a traffic wbich
could only utilize one. Wnlch line is it prob
able they would be most likely to allow go by
default? When It s considered that the
Pennsylvania railroad company owns or con
trols one or more line-s from New York and
Phllacelphla to St. Louis and It Is interested
in the line from St. Louis to Vlnlta, all of
which would be incalculably benefited by tho
trade and travel this southern Pacific road
would bring, and none of which they would
get If It went via Fort Worth on the Marshall
line. It cannot be donbted in which direction
selt-lnterest would prompt them to bring
about such a desirable and prearranged de
fault. It is human nature to protect
one's self, and the Pennsylvania com
pany bus never been accus.d of any
failure in this regard. Nord es the fact that
branches to Vlcksburg and New Orleans are
authorized to be built, in any wise lessen the
E reliability of this default, for express caie Is
tken In both of the bills to make the con
struction of snch branches the work of inde
pendent corporations and from Independent
means. Indeed, tbe promise of branches, or
rather the privilege of procuring government
aid to build them. Is so absolutely cheap and
so free from any responsibility that It cannot
be doubled, but that in order to secure the
passage of their bill, Scott A Co. would gra
ciously alow a dozen branches to be built by
Independent companies, with the lues lma
ble privilege of connecting with his Hue from
Fort Worth to Marshall, provided it shall
ever -to built. A few years since these same
people, in a frantic endeavor to tot a charter
from the Virginia legislature, so as to seenre a
lino from Quantlco to Richmond, nnd as a
bribe with which to win a few votes needed
for the passage of their bill, voluntarily added
a provision thereto, agreeing to Indorse fifteen
million dollars ol bonds of the Norfolk and
Great Western company, which was then try
ing to build a road
FROM DANVILLE TO BRISTOL.
The promise won the votes, but It never se
cured the indorsement of a single bond, and
the Norfolk and Great Western road exists
only on the pages of Virginia acts of assem
bly. So it will be with the fine promises they
are now so eager to make, after they get their
bill passed by which they can divert the
Southern Pacific road irom Texas, via bt.
Louis, to Philadelphia aud New York. But
even assuming that Scott &Co.'n Individual
interest in the California Construction com
pany might induce them to build tbe line to
Marshall, in order to get their $11,000,000 back,
and that in consequence there would be a line
with which the Vlcksburg and New Orleans
independent branches could connect. It by no
means follows tbat, us president of the Penn
sylvania railroad company, controlling the
extensive line trom New York to Fort Worth,
Colonel Scott would allow the trade and trav
el to go elsewhere than over his Pennsylvania
line. This would be a matter easily to be con
trolled, by virtue of his authority as president
of both lines. It any one Is simple enough to
ask how trade can be diverted from its natu
ral channels, the answer, In this case, is that
trade would bo forming a new channel, and
when once directed in a certain course it
can hardly be diverted again. If this be
so, could not the president of the Pennsyl
vania and Southern Pacific railroad com
panies, by his agents, who could easily be
made paid employes of both companies
also, wield an influence in giving direction to
the traffic which no other power could begin
to counteract? Controlling the only line lead
ing from New York city to the south, this
same Pennsylvania company, by this same
Colonel Scott, recently denied to all other cor
porations the right to sell through tickets
over his and their lines in tbat city, and while
he claimed to give all lines diverging from his
trunk line leadingsouth, an equal representa
tion of tickets to be sold in his own office
only, It was within the power of his agents
to seiect which ticke s they would sell, and
thus virtually to cut off from patronage any
formidable competing route. So it would be
at San Diego, and so managed that Colonel
Scott could be kept free Irom any charge of
discrimination. The traveler might prefer a
certain route, and desire to purchase his
ticket that way, but it would be an easy mat
ter for the agect to be Just out of that class of
tickets, and of course tho traveler, who could
not afford to lie over several days waiting for
the ticket he wanted, would purchase one by
that route which the agent did have on hand,
and preferred to sell, o The pro
position lately discussed in some of
our Virginia papers, that this work
should be confided to a board of commission
ers, to be appointed by tho governors of the
southern States, Is a good one. It givts promise
that tho road would ba honestly administered
for the benefit of the whole south, and of the
whole country, such a road should bridge
the Mississippi, and hava its eastern terminus
in the ciiy of Memphis, it should have
branches or arms from the mainline leading
to Vlcksburg and New Orleans, and its gauge
shou d conform to that of the southern rail
way system, with which it should properly
form the closest and most Intimate physical
Junction. Such is the road Virgtnla needs.
A PURELY SOUTHERN ROAD,
in the bands of southern men equally in the
interests of all .southern cities and States; but
this Is exactly what Scott & Co. do not want us
to have. Even now, emissaries are traveling
over the south, many of them southern men,
to their shame be It said, trying by pen and
promises and money, to secure influence and
votes for a scheme whose whole intent is the
destruction or southern hopes and interests.
The people of Virginia are not to be seduced
Into tending their countenance to any scheme
whlchiloes not do full Justice to the whole
south. Neithtr offersof position nor pecuniary
assistance with which tj resuscitate dead but
desirable enterprises, can or will secure the
assent ot her people to a scheme which would
virtually plunder their southern brethren.
Noris it believed that Tennessee will be less
patriotic. In congress last winter Colonel
ocott positively refused to allow a branch to
Memphis to be Incorporated In his bill. He
failed In Its passage tben; and now, hoping to
secure support trom the Tennessee dele
gation, it is said that he will graciously allow
a Memphis' branch to be mentioned, and
agree that the government may aid her
people to. build an Independent branch to
Marshall, provided they will aid hint in secur
ing the right to switch off the trade and travel,
at Fort Worth, about eight hundred miles
west of the Memphis branch, and carry It
across the country to St. Louis, Philadelphia
and New York. Will some ol our Memphis
friends inform the public how many of the
promises made by Colonel Scott when he
leased tho Memphis and Charleston road were
ever kept. That St. Louis and her people are
ardent advocates of Scott's scheme, is not sur
prising; Indeed, their zeal Is both natural and
reasonable, but neither Virginia nor Tennes
see, nor ony other southern State has any in
terest in such a scheme, except to defeat it, as
directly hostile, to their best Interests. If
Scott & Co. get their bill passed this winter,
our hopes are gone forever. The act of j ustice
to tbe south will have been performed, and
when those, who now or may hereafter be in
duced to advocate this barter of our rights,
wake to realize the mistake they have made,
they will discover at the same time that the
south is shorn of
HER STRENGTH AND FUTURE HOPE.
Indeed, it would seem to be our duty, if we
cannot get any other Pacific road than the
mockery which bcott's bill offers, to do with
out one for a few years longer, rather than
see what should be ours for our good pervert
ed to our own destruction. Let our people
lorbear awhile. Scott & Co are pressing bo
hard because tbey hopo to save eleven million
dollars, besides the control of this great work ;
and then tho time is rapidly approaching
when their charter will expire by default in
SPAIN AND IJNCIiE SAM.
Reply of tbe Spanish Government to
tbe Note or Minister Cashing
Everything; Conceded Us.
New York, November 18. The Htr
ald'i Washington special, dated yesterday,
says: "Tho reply of the Spanish government
to the note ot Minister Cushlng was promptly
transmitted by cable to the State department,
and deciphered there this morning. It proves
to be a dignified response to tbe demands
which our government mode in the matter i f
American interests In the Island of Cuba, and
will, it 1b believed, dissipate all fears of trouble
between Spain and tho United States. The
tone of tbe reply Is firm but very conciliatory.
The justice ot our demand Is not ignored.
The confusion of affairs in Cuba obstructs
the exercise of an impartial and
prompt administration of the requirements
of the treaty or 1785. Spain defends herrlght
to maintain court-martial in Cuba, and cites
in support of her position on this question
tbe fact that the United States for a long time
subsequent to the late war of secession, and
Frence for two years succeeding the triumph
of th republic over the commune, and even
then, under the mild reign of Thiers, made
use of similar military and of extraordin
ary tribunals to deal out Justice to the public
and civil enemies. In the case of France tliete
tribunals sentenced to be shot or transported
to Cayenne over two thousand persons, and
these tribunals exercised their functions after
the close ol tbe war and the advent of com-
Elete peace. Therefore Spain, in the midst of
er war In Cuba, maintains the right ef using
the court-martial to try offenders against her
laws, but readily makes the concession that
American citizens can have their advocates
or attorneys and produce witnesses in their
own behalf, conformableto the provisions of
article seven pf the. treaty of Uij, ind accord
ing to tbe regular course of proceedings in
such cases, apd gives guarantees of such a
mode of defense. Of course in tho case of
Spanish subjects no exception will be made
which will allow them the enjoyment of
this advantage In defending themselves
against prosecution by Spanish authoring
for their offenses. In these cases advocates
will be designated by the chief military au
thoritiesthat is, the captain-general will ap
point them." The above is a lull synopsis of
the answer of the Spanish government In re
ply to Mr. Cushlng, and has been deemed
satisfactory enough to warrant the counter
manding of orders originally given to put onr
navy in prep iratlon for snch a contingency
as a misunderstanding between the two gov-
Important Sleeting of Railway Mnnnir
cr. Cleveland, November 18. An im
portant meeting of railway managers was
held at Crestline yesterday, and the contem-
lonff and favorably -known In rallmtri Miv.i,
was elected general manager of the pool
lines. The meeting also agreod upon a
schedule for through palace cars between
Louisville and New Sfork byway of the Cleve
land, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis
Lake Shore and New York Central railways,
to take effect December 1st. Arrangements
are In progress for slmlllar facilities between
Cincinnati, 8L Louis and New York, Mayor
Payne has appointed aa delegates, to the St.
Louis Southern Pacific convention of Novem
ber Sid, Hon. Charles A. Otis, Hon. W. T.
Slreaton, Be lab Chamberlain and George E.
The Oriental powder-mill, at South
Windham, Maine, blew up yesterday morn
ing. No one killed.
A Boston dispatch announces the bus.
pension of the very old home of A. & A. Ja"
cobs & Co., of that city.
Senor Bubi, the royal cornmisslooer,
has arrived In Havana. Many good results
are expected from his presence.
Boston financial circles were in a
Harry yesterday over the report that tho pa
mr of tho Eastern railway had gone to pro
test, Vice-President Wilson last night suf
frrred from nervous depression, though his
general con jltlon Indicates a' gradual recover-.
No news of the battle at Gatechko ba
been received by the sublime porte. At Vi
enna, however, the insurgent victory is fully
A London telegram says that a con
spiracy to seize the arrenal and burn Rangoon ,
has been discovered, and a great many of the
The New York and Staten Island
steamer, D. R. Martin, took fire and was
beached yesterday. No lives lest, hut two
men were badly scalded.
Secretary Chandler denies that he
contemplates changes In the interior depart
ment for failures tj contribute of their sala
ries for campaign purposes.
At Indianapolis yesterday a young
Swedish girl named Carolina Klang was
fatally burned by the explosion or a villain
ous machine known as a coal-oil lamp.
The estimates from the last bureau re
port of tbe cotton crop for tbe current year,
made in New York, tlx the total yield at un
der three million nine hundred thousand
Proceedings in the conte3ted mayoral
ty election case in St. Louis have been
stopped by an;inJunction restraining the city
register from delivering the ballot-boxes up
to the council.
General Qucsedahas been commanded
by a royal order to henceforth receive no
communication from Don Carlos, except an
announcement of unconditional submission
of himself and partisans.
Two young men named Eeed and Da
vis, living In Pike county, Missouri, and con
nected with the most respectable families In
the county, got into a quarrel last Sunday
about a cow, and Reed killed Davis.
At Craigoola, Ontario, Welnesday
night, the house occupied by Dennis Cun
ningham's family was burned, and four of
l heir children perished In the flames, Mr. and
Mrs. Cunningham narrowly escaping.
A telegram from Berlin states that
the Prussian government is preparing pro
ceedings before the Ecclesiastical court
against the Archbishop of Cologne and the
lushop of Trivas, with an object to depose
A dispatch from Norfolk, Virginia,
says that considerable activity prevails at
Gosport navy yard. Orders have been re
ceived from Washington to thoroughly fit out
tbe monitors Lehigh and Montank with all
The Mexican senate has elected Bom
ero Rnbio, president, and Senor Saavedra,
vice-president; and tne lower house elected
Vldal Castaneda, president, and Sebastian
Camaoho, vice-president, The compulsory
education bill has been introduced in con
gress. A dispatch from Montgomery, Aln
bama, says the majority for ratification of tho
new constitution will not be less than fifty
thousand, and may reach sixty thousand.
Only four counties gave majorities against it,
tbe remaining sixty-one being overwhelming
ly in 1U favor.
Henry Hattenshied, and Anna, his
wile, were sentenced to be hanged on Decem
ber 17th, ly the circuit court of Gasconade
county, Missouri, Tuesday, for the murder of
Christian Albaud, their son In-law, In June
last. The execution is to1 take place at Her
The municipal election in Crystal
Springs, Mississippi, resulted as follows: For
mayor, H. J. Harris; aldermen, W. M. Priest
ley, R. B. Mills, C. Humphreys, A.T.Wolfe
andR. A. Harrison. The colored voters co
operated in the election of the entire white
She steamship Illinois, which sailed
from Philadelphia for Europe yesterday, has
among her cargo thirty dressed beeves,
one hundred and fifty dressed sheep, and a
large quantity of poultry and oysters, which
it is proposed to land in good condition by
meansof a refrigerating apparatus.
The three thousand dollars stolen from
the government during Treasurer New's ad
ministration, one thousand at one time and
two thousand at a later-period, were paid Into
the treasury soon after tne looses were report
ed, by Mr. New himself, ont of his private
resources. He baa not assessed the employes.
Arrangements la the treasurer's office, to
guard against losses by theft or otherwise, are
as perfect as possible, and efforts are still being
made to d scover who took the money -with a
view to their arrest and punishment.
Galveston dispatches report a terrible
tragedy atCuero yesterday morning. A party
of five men fired into Ryan's saloon and
killed Reuben Brown, tbe city marshal,
formerly a member of tbe Sutton pa rty. His
body was riddled with balls. The saloon was
crowded with men, black and white. A ne
gro man named lorn Freeman rt calved two
shots and was instantly killed Another ne
gro was wounded In the fce. Brown was the
man who arrested Taylor for the murder of
Sutton. Taylor escaped from Indtanola dur
ing the September oyclone. It is supposed
tu it his party did the shooting. Alarm bells
were rung and a guard placed over the town.
No arrests have yet been made.
ADDITIONAL BIVER KEP0I1TS
Acsoclated Press Dispatches.
St. Louis, November 18. Biver fall
ing slowly. Weather clear and warm. Ar
rived: John A. Scudder, New Orlians; Belle
Memphis, Memphis. Departed: Ste. Gene
New Orleans, November 18. Ar
rived; Mollie Moore, St. Louis, Departed:
Louisville, Ohio river; H C. Yaeger, St. Louis;
Thompson Dean, Memphis. Weather cloudy
CANNON ROBINSON-On the 9th InsL, nt
Sonatobla, by Rev. S. ColwelirMr. FKAKK W.
Cannon, of Marshall county, and Miss mol
lis L. Robinson, of Tate county, all of Mis
GRIFFITH On Thursday morning, v No
vember 18th, at 3:50 a.m.. Mr. James 8. Gnif
fitii, in the fifty-third year of his a?e.
The funeral will occur this (FRIDAY) morn
ing, at ten o'clock, from his late residence,
WEADLY On the 18th inst,, Mrs. Ass
Wxadly, wife of Henry Weadly.
Funeral will take place from her late resi
dence, corner Seventh and Saffarans streets)
Chelsea, tills (FRIDAY) afternoon at three
o'clock. Friends and acquaintances aro in
vited to attend.
W. Z. MITCKI LL'S SCHOOL,
No. SOS Th rd Street.
THE ANNUAL SESSION COMMENCES
September 1st. Students prepared for
the usual college course. All the common
English branches taught. For terms, apply
at tbe rchool room.
THE officers and members of DeSoto
Lodge, No. SS9, are hereby notified to Vf
attend a stated communication of saldlrV
Lodge, this (FRIDAY) evening, al 7 o'clock,
for the transaction of business.
All M. M.'s in good standing are invited.
Byorder JNO. W.GRAHAM, Acting W.M.
Attest: Alf. H. White, Bec'y pro tern.
30 taehi New CoUee,
150 cases assorted Can Frnlts,
35 new Odbi, Hardware, Etc.,
THIS MORNING, AT VES O'CLOCK,
By A. E. Frantland, 10q flain, street.
MOORE, EMERY & CO,
(Successors to Stanton & Moore,)
GROCERS, COTTON FACTORS
HO. 3211 FRONT 8T8SET.
Special aUiatlou given to tbe sale of Cotton
Wusai&nu prouuee generally. juitaAW,
Royal Uuvana Lollry firand Extraor
WILL TAKK PLACE DECJBR 23, 1S75.
1,200,000 Dollars to be Distribute)
Capital Prise. $50O.O0.
only ICooo Tickets.
This Lottery never tylpone the drawing or
fall in anythlntr promised. Official list of
prizes sent to every purchaser of tickets. Bend
money by postoDice. order, registered letter,
express or draft. Send for circular. All prises
cashed at the rate of exchange.
The Second Capital Prlxa of 150,003, together
with seven other smaller prizes In the Ordl.
nary Djawlng ot Jiovemaer 3, 1875, were sold.
lu itcw imems.
Prices-Whole Ticket, 8100: Half, 150; Qi"...
ter,?25; Tenth, 110; TwemieUi, $i Club' D;
chasing tickets to the amount of over'I.iJ.tr,,,
be allowed a discount of 15 per ceo from th
above rates. Address all ortfora V, "lraiine
MANUEL OB.'rfA NTIA
MEMPHIS & LITTLE ROCK
Ifotioe to Contractors.
PROPOSALS wil' be receive ! by the una-r-signed,
at his office In LI VTLE ROCK -a-tll
tho 2M Inst., for about 120 UX) cubic yards of
earthwork, between the Xid aud 15) th mile
posts on said railway. Every information
furniiihed on application. Terms cash
R K U. , Receiver.
Little Rock, November 1C, 175. novlS
25 Cents Per Week
To C'Hy Nnbscrlbrrs, Delivered by t'ar
tlern. 0LE7EB, FINNIE & CO,
1000 bni;i) CoIIee, Rla, Lagnajrn and
500 bbls. bugur, brown nnd while.
000 bbls. Floor, barrel and halves.
150 bbls. new fork liackwnent.
GOO boxen, ur. and qr., Rnlsins.
400 boxes t'Iga.
100 caes Sardines.
200 bbln. 3 nls, Almonds, Pecans, Bra
100 nr. bbls. Afmore'a Mincemeat. R
25 bbls. Atinore'd Mincemeat. H
300 backets Almorn'g HInceme 1-0.
10, IS 30 and 37 lbs.
BO cases Atmore's iInin.Paildlnar.
200 boxes Prunes nnd Car ran Is new.
500 packages new Mackerel. .
00 boxes Codfish.
200 boxes Sun IT.
1000 buckets I.aril
50 nr. bbls. JLurd.
500 bbls. O ons nnd Applet.
0LIVR, FINNIE & 00.
VALUABLE SEAL ESTATE,
In the United State? District Court for the
Western District of Tennessee.
BY VIRTUE of a decree of said Court enter.
ml on the 15th day of April, A. D. 1S75, in
a certain cause then pending in said Court,
wherein L. 11. Beckerdite, Assignee in Bank
ruptcy of James M Priddy, is complainant,
and James M. Priddy and others are defend
ants. I will sell at public auction to the high
est bidder, for cash, In front of the Courthouse
at Jackson, In the county of Madison, and
State of Tennessee, on
Friday, tbe 19th Day of November, 1875,
within legal hours, the following described
real property, situated, lying and being in
District No. 10 of Henderson county. In the
State of Tennessee, bounded and described as
follows, tbat is to say:
One tract of eleven (11) acres entered In the
name of Nancy Souls, beatnning on a stake
and two black gum pointers runs 150 poles
south of the northeast corner of No. 830 tor
234 acres In the name of John V. flarman;
runs west It poles to two ttpelo gums in
Branch river swamp; thonce north 40 poles to
awhlteeak; thence east H poles to a hickory
sapling in the west boundary line of the said
Harman tract; thence south 40 poles to the
Also one tract of twenty (20) acres, being a
art of a fifty-acre entry in the name of Abra
am M'dee, and bounded as follows: Begin
ning on a stake, and poplar and dogwood, In
the creek bottom, the southeast corner of the
same and runs east 32 poles to white oak, one
standing on each side of the Jack
son road; thence south 10 east with
the meanders of said road 61 poles
to a black oak and poplar in the west bound
ary line of J. Y. Harman, No. 833. as above;
thence south 40 poles to a hickory; thence
west 48 poles to a hickory, tbe southwest cor
ner of the same; thence north 90 poles to the
Also another tract of twenty nice (29) acres,
bounded as follows: Beginning on a black
stump and chestnut on the north side of the
Jackson road, on M'Gee' line, and runs west
41 poles to a hickory and black oak; thence
north 72 poles to a dogwood and hickory;
thence west 4 ) poles to a hickory and walnut;
thence north I(i2 poles to a noplar and ash;
thence east 35 poles to astake'ln M'Gee's west
line; thence south 35 east with the meanders
of J. W. Turner's lands GO poles to the begin
ning. These three entries and parts of entries con
taining by estimation t0 acres, more or less.
Also one otner tract of land of sixty (60)
acres, granted to Anderson iates, and bound
ed as follows: Beginning at a stake In the
Jaokson road, a white oak pointer, 32 poles
eontot the northwest corner of entry No. ,
for fifty acres in the name of Abraham M'Gee,
and runs west 32 poles to a stake and holly
pointers; thence south 90 poles to a stake with
pointers; thence east 43 poles to astake in the
road with pointers; thence south 52 poles to a
stf.be with pointers; thence 88 poles to a s'ake,
white oax and black oak; thence north 100
poles to a ttake, hornbeam and hickory;
thence west 12 poles to astake; thence north
10 poles to a stake: thence eastSS poles to a
dogwood; thence 74 poles to a stake in said
road, with chestnut pointers; tnence south
2t, north 49 poles with the meanderings ol
said road to the beginning, including all that
part of said entry east ol Turner's branch,
making the meanders of said bianch the west
boundary of said land so far as to reach John
Memphis, Tennessee, October 29, 1875.
L. M. BECKKRfllTf!.,
Special Commissioner of said District Court.
L. B. H'Farland and J. B. Clough, solicit
No. 1273, R. Chancery Court of Shelby coun
ty, Tennessee. D. "Weaver, trustee and re
celverof Planters Bank, ys. Albert Jarman.
BY virtue of an interlocutory decree lor
sale, entered in the above cause on the
2tith day of April, 1875, 1 will sell, at publla auc
tion, to the highest bidder, in front of tho
Clerk and Master's office, new Courthouse
building, Main street, Memphis, Tennessee, on
Saturday, December 11, 1875,
within legal hours, the fallowing described
property, situated in Shelby county, Tennes
A certain tract of 80 acres of land, part ot
theSanderlin 983 acre grant of land, situated
and being in section, In range 4, and in the
11th urveyor's district, and Tenth civil dis
trict of said connty: Beginning at a stake,
oak and hickory pointers, in Sanderlln'i ex
treme south boundary of his 983 acre tract,
and running thence east 17 chains and 25 links
to the southwest corner of tbe 103 acre tract
sold to Coleman Jarman; thence north 35
chains and 15 links to the center of Wolt
river; thence down the center of Wolf river,
pas-lng the following stations on tbe south
bank, viz.: South 53 west 192 links, 200 links,
north, 46 links west, 230 links north, 12 east
6.V) links north, 62 west 1600 links north, 39
west 200 links north, 8r west 3C0 links soutn,
7j links to the west bank of Wolf river; thence
north 40 chains to the beginning, containing
8i) acres, as per survey of K. O. Kirk.
Terms of Sale Cash.
This November 19, 1875.
EDMUND A. COLE. Clerk and Master.
By R. J. Black, D. C. and M.
Korlrecht, Craft fc Scalesxtfys. n20 27 del II
Ho. 127i, R. Chancery Court of Shelly county,
Tennessee. D. Weaver, trustee and receiver
of Planters Bank, Tennessee, vs. Coleman
rY virtue of an Interlocutory decreet for
Jj sale, entered in tbe above cause on the.
1st day of Inly, 1875, i will sell, at Dubllc auc
tion, to the highest blddtr, in front ot the
Clerk and Master's office, new courthouse
building, Main B.toet, Memphis, Tennessee, on
Saturday, December 11, 187.6
within legal hours, tbe fqllowing crlbo
property, situated in Sfctfoy cooiXy." Tennes-
linn ln.Wl f .
A certain tract of 103 cles ol land Itid' .
iiectlon I, range 4, l'.th anrveyort ' . !?
and tn the Tentt cVll dUtrlct of "l.. fL,,,cvt.
ginning at a stake with ash am : 0,V
era, In tne extreme south Uu c iI2P?;
983 acre grant, and runnlr- "je J 3??d er-
tuasina ihl ' lta lta various meanderings,
Eirfv -St w rollowlng stations on the south
?m linlTi,' olf river: First-south 21Ji west
yj'ir" ; thence south 30 west 200 links, wrath
Jf jl 600 links, north el west 300 links,
fir a 25 west 600 links, north 64 wet 39J
" uks. wrath 51 west 250 links. sonthSOO link.
south 20 west 450 links, south 53 west 258
links to a point due north ot the beginning;
thence south 3410 links to the beatnning, con
taining by Burvey ol R. o. Kirk, 103 acres.
Terms of Sale Cash.
This November 19, 1875.
EDMUND A. COLE, Clerk and Master.
By R. J. Black, D. C. and M.
Kortrecbt, Craft & Scales, att'ys. novl9
Ji Ti F
Mo. 860 Front
MOT f!(M! Ilff IMP!
And Lwer Prices,
We are constantly receiving NEW GOODS Irom the many recent CHEAP SALES lu New
York, aud nre therefore well prepared to hold out great inducements to purchasers.
WE WI.L OFFER THIS WEEK
SUPERB BLACK 6R0S GRAIN SILKS!
At 90c,9oC,$l,$l 10, $1 25, $1 50. $1 75, $2, $2 25, $2 50,
$2 75, $3, ?3 50 and $4,
Which we Guarantee to be the Best Value ever offered in this city.
In all the new Clolh Shades, aiL'xcasdiuglj Low Prices. A new line of
Bombazines, Black Cashmeres,
Black Alpacas and Mohairs,
AT REDUCED PRICES.
1000 dozen Gentlemen'aTaxid Ladies' Hemmed and
Hemstitolied Xdnen Cambric Handkerchief a,
Slightly Imperfeot. for half their value.
liiis, 5&oine&&Ies, &otfon ?ia7s,
Xiinseys, Urian&els, Cassiineres,
Jeaus, ISoots, Shoes and Mats
FLiM'EHS BUYING THEIR FALL SUPPLIES M MEMPHIS
Will advance their own Interests hy pricing our goods before purchasing In the Dry Goods
lino, as we purpose belling First-Class Oouilo nt tvs Low Itntea as other houses sell the
lnforlor and common grades they so loudly advertise In circulars, posters and newspapers.
. SiOWTENSs T33XN &;
242, 244 m 246 UIN
J. C. NKKLT.
No. 367 Front Street,
BET. UNION AND GAYQSO, MEMPHIS, TENN,
Agent for sale of the Southern Star Cotton Gin.
a. 1. JtEACHAM. J.B.JPQ&TON,
WHOLESALE 8R0G&BS, SALT MS MS ABBOTS,
Hoc 9 mmt STES1ST, ISemphlfi, Tens.
' Mr. W. 5 UOWDRK A.rS UHAKtK OK THIS CUTTOJf DKPA KTS4 KfJT.
1IEEDL.E COTTOK GINS,
WRIGHT'S COTTON PRESS,
299 Main ami 234 Front BIh. Memplil, Teiin.
B GOODS !
STREET. COB. JSFFEBSOE
II. M. NKKI.Y.
IY & 60.
A. W. KOIJKKKf. 2. IS. MEAUHAM.
- Inch ?aws, $4 00 per saw.
- Incli Saws, $4 50 per saw.
fiTRAUB'S ftRlST MILLS,
RUBBER ana LEATHER BEI1.
ii m iuuni
NGSTAFF & CO,,