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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL - THUESDAT, FJBJB H,TJ A3EHT 17, 17 6
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Keating. f Memphis, Tens, illEIIPHLS APPEAL THUKSiUY, : FEBRUAEY 17, 187C. We publish in another column a let tr irotu the would-be Senator Pinch bicb, of Louisiana, which, in connec tion with the Bruce speech, la matter of great intent t In view of the efforts of Morton, of Iniian?, to make capital for hlmsslf a) n Presidential aspirant. Picchback, in this letter, does not ex actly agree with Bruce1, though, like the colored gentleman who "represents all the people of, Mississippi in the senate," he agrees In n proper estimate of the white people oY the south. He says that tbe coloredjvoters do not favor a colcr line in politics or a political organiza tion on the basis of race. They enter tain kindly feelings for their white fel lo v-cltizen?, and are anxious to vote on all questions before the countiy on their merits. They fully appreciate the evils that result to them and the community f.-om the political complications in the BDuth, and recognize the imperative need of co-operation between the races, in order to settle their divisions and to secure gcod local government?, and whenever prescription against-them as a ra;b shall to far cease as to permit In dependent political sction by themwitb the same security to life and person as Ib enjoyed by other citizens, they will be found willing to sink all race or minor C3ne!d?rations to accomplish these elcBir ab eendi. Mr. Pinchback invokes the indignation of the country in rebuke of the men who seek and use every oppor tunity to put in question the integrity of the colrred race, and imperil their polit ic tl rights. Yet for all that we doubt that he will find many fresh converts to his side, either in or out of the senate. If nothing else, his at soeiations in New Orleans would damn him in the estima tion of all men who love fair play, and desire to see the people of one of the most promising States in the Union, and one of the first commercial cities of the country, elevated above the dirty level where Pinchback and his friend Mcr.'on are to-day groveling. Pinch beck may declare and declaim, but he cannot gainsay, by reputable evidence, the facts and allegitionsupon which the white intelligence, enterprise, thrift and honesty of Louisiana base their opposi tion to his assumption of senatorial hon ors. Until he does that, he mutt remain a suppliant for Morion's crumbs of com fort, the ie3t of the world will not be lievehim. The shrewd and very intelligent Washington correspondent of the lialti more Qazttle, treating of the irreconcil able division between Bristow and Grant, growing out of Babcock's prose tuti in ai a whisky thie', says the feel ing of hostility by the President for the tecretary of the treasury has been en couraged most esiiduously by certain enemies of Bristow, at the head ol whom stands General It a f us Ingalls, one of Grant's oldest and most intimate army friend?. There is another coterie of enemiea to the secretary, men who both fear and hate him as a rising polit ical power, and thi3 crowd has also fed the flro which burns in Grant's brea?t But this last combination is more dis creet than the former one. "It would not do," say the politicians, "to throw out the tecretary while Babcock's case is pending in the courts. The whole power of the administration must be brought to bear to acquit him, and then Bristow can te decapitated without dan er." "But," say the other party'what if Bibcock is conTlcted?" "This ehould not ba considered among the possibili ties," reply the politicians; "there are ways of influencing juries more potent than evidence and argument, and it would be a singular thing indeed if a man who has the sympathy and active insistence of the executive of this great country could not be acquitted, no mat ter what the whisky-ring conspirators might prove against him." This being the situation, it is quite natural that the utmost interest should be manifested in Washington each day in the progress of the trial. It is the turning point both in Grant's life and the career of the Re publican party. Neither the State of Tennessee, nor any other of the late Confederate States, can assume to pay a war elect or war claim; therefore it will be Impossible for our people, In their political entirety or unity, to do what they may, however, as individuals. We say this in behalf of General Pillow, a statement of whose case we give elsewhere. He is sued, and judgment hangs over him for a sum nearly equal to forty thousand dollars, for a matter over which he had no con trol ts the major-general commanding tne troops or the State at the inception of the late war. "While we do not ques tion the law or the justice which at this late date makes an eld gentleman, whose services in both armies are part of the proud record or his country and his Slate, the pack-horse for private or public vergeance, we do insist that the people of Tennef see in their individual capacity ehculd make his cauEe in this particu'ar case their own, and by gener ous subscriptions save him from the banlnuptcy thtl othei wise is inevitable. It will be simply disgraceful to ns if we dessert or turn cur backs upon this gallant old soldier, this gentle man who lias In a long and eventful public aa well as private life illustrated the integrity of the public servants of Tenneerec, and.jiheld ills name"acd the creditof tl.o State pure end unsullied through all the Irantmutations of t trauge tlmep. We therefore cpp??l lo the joo ite of theS at. in his behalf, at d invite for him the co-operation of the press iu rery con ty. Geniril Pillow Is in imminent dancer. Now is the time for !h people to come to his Tissue and re lief. The NasnviJl9 American makes sutirsetion in regard to our State debt which, printed in another column, will bi found worthy of attention. While e have little faith in bondholders a? class, we do not see that anything is to te lest by n contultatton between Gov ernor l'jrter and thope who hold our promises to pay. If ho accomplishes nothing more than to ascertain the dit position of tho bondholder? , that, we think, would justify a trip to New York affording ns, as it would, a basis on which to build some plan of relief for the people. .As wo said in the Appeal a few days since, it is plainly manifest our people cannot pay Interest, and, the same time, support the State gov' ernment- Something, therefcre, must be done to relieve them, either by a re duction of the principal or interest, As the American says, it will devolve upon the Democratic I arty to say what that something should be. To ascertain what it may be, we Until it advisable for Governor Porter to put himtclf in communication with the bondholders in a Bemi-cilicial way, and immediately too, that he may Le able to report to the peoplo before tho meeting of the conventions of the political pai lies now preparing fjr what may provo tho fiercest political contest in the history of the Slate. We approve the American's suggestion, and hope the governor will see it in the light of duty to adopt and act upon it. A RAILROAD WASTED. From Brlnklcy, on llic I.lttle Rorlc, to Xcwport, on flic Cairo anil Fullou From an Occasional Correspondent of the Ap peai.j De View, Woodbuff, Co., Abk. February 11. I take the liberty of call ing your attention to the sul jsct of the importance or ounuing a railroad tnrougn this section of country. Alongthe White river valley, in wooururi, JacKson and juee countie?, lies a beautiful anti very rich scope of country, the soil thereof being the most desirable of any land in the titate. It is a blacE, santly loam, While the productions thereof consist of a variety or crops, all kinds ci hay grows abundantly, and corn, wheat, oats, and other small grains are cultivated sue cess'ully, and with such case that the yield is surprisingly great. Cotton, the main staple of our country at present, 13 cultivated very extensively, but with very small profit to tho producer. One great rea-on is that the marketing facil ities are very difficult and inconvenient, and especially in the winter and spring seasons, at a time that the roads are very rough and ws have disagreeable weather. Now here is a scope of country of about seventy-live mllef, running north and south, and extending about thirty miles east of White river; and along this line it is being rapidlv settled up by a class of people noted lor their industry, gen erosity and hospitality, who are ever anxious to encourage enterprise and im provements of all kinds that ore bene ficial to the genera' interests of tho cam try. We can always make a surplus of corn, Wheat, oat8, potatoes, etc , but can' not get a market fcr them: and when we raise them it U almost imncsiible to realize any money profit therefrom, con sequently cur omy cash is derived irom tne cotton crop, and not much at that, for having to haul it for twenty, and some as rar as thirty, mitts in order to sell or ship, and then it costs at least a cent a pound to new urieans or jnemnnia. we are of the opinion that a road from Brink- ley, on tne Memphis and Little Kock railroad, to Newport, on the Cairo and Fulton road, would be of great benefit to this country, to Memphis, and to the builders thereof. We are confident that It can be easily accomplished, and with less expense than Is generally attached to tue construction ot railroads. The country through which it is intended to pa s is almost level : timber is verv plentiful and close at hand, and we are connuentii capitalists would invest in this enterprise, those counties through which It would run will lecd a helnine hand and contribute liberally, or to the extent 01 tneir anility toward the build ing thereof, and I will venture to assert that the amount of ctton and other products (were there a road) shipped over it would, within a lew years, pay for building such a road. Memph' wouiu oa oenemeu to a considerable ex tent, for whereas the majority cf our cot'oa crop now goes ti New Orleans it would then go to Memphis, which would also profit by the return trade therefrom. Veritas, TEXAS. The I'o<ion anil I'rospectn of Hie "IioneKtur Slate" A Prayer for the itepablle. From an Occasional Correspondent cf the Apjeai,j Marshall, February 14. "Texas "Lone S.ar State:" an empire in itsulf. On the east her mighty forests furnish ing lumber enough to supply the mighty prairies 01 me west; on tne soutn and east uer ocean outlet to the commerce of the world. All over tho settled por tions 01 tne &taio uer tnnvirg towns and cities of energetic, industrious peo ple: on tue west her vast unoccupied larros, inviting the industries of tho woild to investment and succet s, Her climate binding with beauty in mid winter and her gardens already green. Dallas, the great commercial center. of thia western section, stretches out her commerce to the regions beyond. Here the mighty tide of Immigration pours in over the Tex as and Pacific road fiom the east, and over the Missouri, Kansas and Texas from the notth, making an esiimatea mnux cr a thousand a day, Here I found a real estate agent busily engaged in locating lands at a hundred and eighty dollars a section, including purchase money and everythiny. Here was told that one of the railroad com panies was selling lands at forty centa psr acre, exempt irom tax ror tweuty five years. Westward are the millions of acres just as thiy were created. Where else on this continent, or where else on eanh are there such invitations to the over-crowded people of the coun- Utry and the world as in Texas? Back with the wandering hordes of Indians, and let them give place to tetter men. By what right, human or divine, can they claim to hold in check the onward march of civilization, improvement and Christianity? "The nation that will not Berre me, that Lation will I blot out from under heaven." savs the Almlehtv. Texas! tho eyea of.tue nation are turned toward her this moment In expectation of a railroad to the Pacific over her mighty prairies, and through the vast territories to her west. Shafi it be Luilt? Shall congrtss lend a helninz band? Shall the people of this great nation ceate with the dead uuea of the just and begin to build the Droantritiea of tho tireaent nnd future? Shall the unemployed millions of our great cities nnd of Europe pour into this mighty foutuwest and nnd happines3 and homes? Or shall we carp of cost and corruption and national debt, and credit mobillerj and land-grants to rail roads, and I know not what beside, and leave these mighty territories in the potssssioa of the frontier Indians? Does not the wants of the world demand the opening up of these vast regions to the habitation of civilized bumanitv ? Great have been the political issues c f the past fifteen years, and blind Is ho whoennnot see what God hath wrought; and worse man mauman is he who would dare at tempt the roversal of what has been d jne. But tho time but come to po for ward. I,rael L out of Egypt through a red nea of blood, ami the providence of God eets Lef)re us a Canaan to be pes stssed. Wet t ward toward the eltlng sun it lie; southward and northward, along the backltoue t f the cout nent, it lie?. And sha;i we nut go up and poa sesiit? Shall we not extend our iro 1 rail? across i- ? Shall we not spread cut electtlc wire-work over it? Shall we not drivo back barbarity a-id tic n'ght that has rested over it? Shall we not carry our institutions and laws, our manufactures and mucle, to the mighty west and southwest, and people the plains, and hill and valiej ? On for the man that could rl60 to the dignity and duty of the day. Oh for the Joshua that could lead the pet p'e from the wil derness of the pavt to a victory over the enemies of the present. Oh that from the mountain tops rome thunder tones should tell the people to rise up in their might and, standing upon the broad p'.ain of equal rights to every man, go forward to the developmpnt of our vast unoccupied territories, and to tho ad vancement of our Gammon civilization and cur common Christianity over the country, the whole country, acd our common country. patjl raqley. DOCKRAY. Tlio Slory of hi Escape from Spanish Authorities. tho New York. February 15. Frederick A. Dockray, whose caso was the caus? of Minister Cushing's demand upon tho Spanish government for the former gentleman's release and observance of the treaty of 1795, tells the story of hia esoipe. He sajs that on November 19:h he was informed that the Spanish au thorities bad remanded him to his old priEon, the convent. Reporting to the local officials, he was told they had no information on the subjes. Freed from his parole and not yet imprisoned, he thought that now or never was IiIh op portunity to e scapp, and by daybreak next morning was on board an Ameri can brig lying in the haibar. That night he was carried to a French steamer bound fcr Marseilles, but was informed no passengers would be taken. On the following evening, which was dark and rainy, lie endeavored to board a British steamer. While rowing toward the steamer, an open boat shot close up to him. and one of the men said: "That must be thoAmericm who escaped." Ntzt night he got on board a British steamer, but on arriving at Denia, fifty miles south of Valencia, the csptaiu, be coming alarmed, insisted on landing him. The csptain of a felucca-came on board, nnd persuaded by ten dollars and a bottle of brandy, consented to take Dockray on board. The felucca sailed for Gibraltar, and encountered a severe gale, which blew for eight days. Blown over to the African coast, the felucca put in at Tangiers, in eight of Galleys Centa, the nearest approach he was destined to make to his prisonhous'1. Thence he went to Gibraltar, where he put hlmeelf under the protection of the British flag. From Gibraltar he went to London, and thence to this city. THE APPEAL. Prospectus for the Ccntcmiinl Year Mow is the Time to Subscribe. The Memphis Appeal has just en tered on the thirty-sixth year of its ex istence, and great as has been its popu larity, and brilliant as has been its record in the past, the proprietors enter upon the Centennial year with a de termination to make it a great repre sentative journal of the southwest. Notwithstanding the hard times, th cir culation of the Appeal is larger than at any previous period of its long career,aud we design enlarging our field of useful ness during the present year by making the paper still more worthy of the liberal patronage it has heretofore received. A newspaper during the present year will be more than ever instructive and indis nansablfi to the Dublic. Momentous questions are to be discussed; it will be a year or agitation ann extraordinary events. We will have elections, local and national, for State legislatures and governors, for a new congress, and a new President. Importsnt events will be of daily occurrence. Btlrring issues are shaping for the political con test, State and national. The Appeal will be found abreast of all progress, fullvun to the times. With no of fense to Conservatives, Liberal Repub licans, or any faction oppo9eu 10 tne corruptions 01 Grantiam and Radical ism, the Appeal will rroni day 10 ay Dreach the uosnel of Democratic truth, aud insist on a clean Democratic organ ization. The political drift Is leading the public to understand that every man must decide which cause he will serve, and the current indicates most plainly that there will be but two parties in iu ture elections the one Democratic, the other Republican. -There is no alterna tive but to choose between them. The Appeal, true to its normal position and tho canonized traditions of the party, re-enlists under the Democratic banner. The Democratic party is a national par ty, and it should have but one and the same name throughout tne union, There is no coherence or nationality in a nartv that assumes different names in different localities. In the northern States the enemies to the corruptions of Radicalism, call themselves Democrats; in VireinU. Conservatives: in Tennes see. Democrats and conservatives: iu other States, Democrats and Liberal-Re' publicans. When a party thus assumes different names, it becomes a jarring ia& tion, made up of odds and end3, without homoceneitv or nationality, anier taining these views, we shall discard all annendages to the name ot Democrat and allv ourselves with the National Democracy. Already its banner floats triumphantly in tho breeze, mationai Democrats demand an immediate cessa tion of the brutal military tyranny over the south; that the iron heel of the des pot be lifted from the necks of a pros trate people, upon whom It trampled in the wantonness of power and In the malevolence of revenge. With tho tri umph of Democracy in November next, we may once more nope ior the revival of the good old times, when the people of this Union were all indeed brethren; when the shadow of the soldier and of martial law shall disappear baneath the recollections of the sorrowful past, w un tne election 01 a Democrat to the Presidency, we may with trladnes3 proclaim that the Cen tennial of our independence is a jubilee even beyond that which it commemo rates. All that capital and enterprise can accomplish will be freely used to place the Appeal in the front rank of southern journalism. It will contain all the news of the day, including the Associated Press telegrams, special tele grams, and letters from all points of in terest; full and accurate financial, com mercial and local reports, and fearless editorial discussions of all current topics. In a word, the Appeal will be a lirst- cla33, live newspaper, complete in every respe:t. 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Winslow, the Boston forger, has been anested in London. P1XC1IHACK. Letter In Answer to Hiuiilry ami Seve ral Hciiiitorial Attacks A Color Line not Wanted. New York Herald Washington, Felraary 12. Appre ciating the vaueof your r:at jjurbal as a medium of Information to tue p n ple, aud believing It to ba jour poliuy to d" jds-tico to all, o whatever race, c lir cr political failh, I ask the use of jour co!umos to submit a frmk criticism upon the late personal attack made upon me and a legitimate characterization of the policy illustrated by It I shall do this with the plainness of speech de manded and justified by tho rights in volved, aud yet with the mcdeia'ion inspired by tho full appreciation on my part that such is the public se itiment of the country that language emanating from a white man which would be con sidered appropriate and manly when ut tered by me, one of a proscribed race, we u!d bedeemed Impertinentand turbu lent. For some time I have been fuily aware that effjr's have been industri ously made to prejudice my senatorial claim by insinuations or declarations in tended to Impress tho country, and especially senatorr, that I was person ally a corrupt and dishonorable man; but these effjits of defamation were secret aud irresponsible, and I was brave enough to enduro the cowardly assaults in silencp, believing that my gcoi de portment and the patient endurance ex hibited all through this sore trial would be a sufficient protection against these machinations of my enomies. But when a senator of the United States rises in hij place and declares: "I have hesrJ it stated, on what I leard as pretty good tuihority, that at that time he was m the penitentiary or workhouse of Louisiana for the crime of burglary," longer silence on my part would bo in excusable. The imputation that I was arrested for any other cause than that of a personal rencontre is utceily fa!se, a3 appears from tho papers submitted by Senator Morton to tho senat9 and which can be corroborated by living witnesses And I confess to both surprise and indiguation that at this stage of mv contest, and before the senate had aenuired the jurisdiction to juatify an inuuisitioi into tho matter of mv aualifications for a seat in the een ate, any senator should gratuitously and without evidence attempt to cust so damning a stain upon my name. If the object hal been to acquire the informa tion necessary to intelligent action upjn the case before the senate, such informa tion could have bsea obtained without doing me and my children this needless wrong, if tne purpose was to secure po litical strencth for the Democratic par tv by my dtfeat, the same end could have been accomplished by first decid ina the vrima facie C38o aud subae quently instituting inquiiies relative to my qualineations. aiut upon mere ru mor or authority so questionable, and that, too, when I was not in a position to defend mvself, to mate this imputa tion was a wrong upon me aud an insult to the neotle and State I represent, un der tho circumstances that characterized the attack, I am constrained to the con ciu ion that the senator was either for getful of the courtesies and equities cf his high position tr too prejudiced to make a manly tight against a political foe; and if unlriandly rumors aie to ba accepted as a sufficient basis for reckless and damaging assaults upon personal character he ia.no t in a position to c&st the first stone. DuriDg the existence of slavery personal collisions sometimes occurred between the white man and the colored. These whites were not considered the repre sentatives of the tiua southern gentle man, but still they sometimes exhibited manly fairness iu their contests. The whi.e combatant, wh6n a true man and forcing a fight upon his legally disabled and embamsied colored opponent would invite the contest by oliering to relieve the colored man of bis disabili ties. In words that have become a pro verb lis would offer his opponent "i white man's chance." In this centon nialyear, when the foot of no' slave treads the soil of the republic, I claim as a right what was formerly sometimes conceded as a favor, ' a white man's chance." I represent on my mother's side a race which entered upon their political career and came into political power in the south with a charity to ward their white felIow-citiz3ns, broad enough to cover the wrongs of more than two centuries, and they were en titled to patient and generous considera tion. Jnsteaa ot receivinir this, now- ever, they have been met upon tho threshold of their new life with a pro found doubt of their capacity, and been followed with ungenerous suspicions and proscriptions through every stage of their well-earned progress, f urtner, finding us iu our initial efforts embar rassed by the political inexperience in cident to and superinduced by the enforced bondage and ignorance that tbey had imposed upon us and sought to perpetuate, the ungener ous whites point to these disabilities which are evidence of their injustice to up, and plead them as a bar to the exer cise of our constitutional rights and as a justincation ror our continued proscrip tion. Notwithstanding the uncharita ble judgments and unfr.endly temper re- fetrtd to, the colored voters do not favor a color-line in pontics or a political or ganization on the basis of race. Tbey entertain kindly feelings for their white fellow-citizsns, and are anxious to vote on all questions before the country on their merits. They fully appreciate the evils that result t them and the com munity from the p litical complications in tho scuth, and they recognize the im perative need of co-operation between the races in order to settle our divisions or to secure good Iccal government; and whenever proscription against them as a race shall cease, so far as to permit in dependent political action by mem, with the same security to life and pertou ts is enjoyed by other citizens, they will bo found willing to eink all race or minor considerations to accomplish these de sirable ends. Thrown into public life in a revolutionary period and in a commu nity still suffering the demoralizing ef fects of a great civil strife, with her so ciI,indusrial and political conditions unsettled and undetermined, it is not singular that in looking back over my life I should find occasion for regret in some instances and of cor rection and improvement in others. Robbed of a competency in my youth by my father's kindred, half edmated and poor, with the disabilities of a proscribed race attached to and embarrassing me at every step, 1 have won in honorable endeavor every success I have enjoyed, and every post of honor I have held; and, referring to my humble origin with out shame, I point to a record of which any American might bo justly proud. Inviting fair criticism of my political life, I affirm tliero is nothing in my an tecedents or the manner of my election to make my case exceptional, or that justifies a departure from the established precedents of the senate in tho consider ation thereof or that forbids the exten sion to me of the courtesies usual iu the decision .of such cases. Appealing for eupport and a righteous judgment iu the premises to the great nation whose jus tice and charity found appropriate ex pression ii. our political elevation, 1 in voke their indignation to rebuke the men who seek and use every opportuni ty to put in question our integrity, and to Imperil our political rights:. Respect fully, P. B. PINCHBACK. Our Slate Debt A Suggestion. Nosbvllla American. Our suggestion is that the governor go to New York, himself, or appoint a commission of official?, or otters, to meet there the holders of the bonds of the State, and confer fully and freely as to the financial condition of the ti ate and the people, and ascertain whether any adjustment or arrangement of the debt C3n be made which will be satis factory both to the owners of tho bond and the people of the State, and at the same time capable of consummation. Tnere let all the facts and figures be presented, and the whole matter, with atl of its incidents and consequence, be thoroughly discussed. If au arrange ment can be arrived a"; which will prob ably be satisfactory, it should be made public before, or be presented to the Democratic State convention for, if need ba, consideration by that body. We specify that convention because the Dsmccratic teJr.g tie dominant P"y will bo responsible for legislation- The subject wtuld then be brought before the people in a definite and tatJ glble shape and through their repret. ent atives, before tho legNlature, In a m in ner to warrant a complete and final .0" lution of the-difficult prablem. If no thing is accomplishr-( wo are no worse offtban now. It Is true that U gover nor has no authority of law to go him self or to appoint this commission. In order to give binding effect to anything tra tliey might do, it would have to be ritlfied by the legislature. It ia true all of the hoi 'era cf bonds could not ba consulted. Some of them live in Eu rope and i ome in different States of the Union, but nine-tenths of them have representatives in New York, where our interest Is payable, who could and would be empowered to act for their princi pals. Whatever nine-tenths of the shrewdest and most calculating of them agree to, It may be safely assumed the other tenth will assent to readily. Thus we believe the faith, honor and credit of the State may be preserved and the oner ous burden of accumulated debt proba bly lightened. IiIQUORS. it. h. oaUbkky. THOa. CASEY & OAS WHOLES ALB- AXD DIRECT IMPORTERS, 347 Front Street, Meinpliis. IMPORTER -aND DEALER IN AND CEGAHS, No. 348tlain St.. Slpnipirg. Ttw. JEWELRY, rrnONTlSETCRMT tinea wisjttpiiiREBjr EHFA07UB1S6 f Has in stock, nnd Is continually receiving, the finest selections ol Fine Opera Vilnius, "Vest Crtains, Watches of nil grades, fine Sets, Plain and Faocy Rings, Charms, E!c. Also, a fine assortment of SILVERWARE. All the above goods are GUARANTEED equal to the best, and from 5 lo 23 percent below Main street prices OV REPAIRING OF WATCHES and JEWELRY A SrE'JIALTY. LIvo and let live Is oar motto. Don't fail to glvtAno a call. 310 Second Street, Memphis rT V-I. in 25 Cents Per Week ToCt'T Snbscrlliers, Delivered by Vat' riers. BLANK BOOK?. SGBAVISG A SPSC1ALTT. HO. 12 JEFFERSON STREET ATTORNEYS. M, B. jL STEWART SOLICITOR -AND ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Ofilco in County Courthouse, Memphis. WILL practice in tne Courts of Law and Cbanccrv in West Tennessee and Nortb Mississippi, and give special attention to col lections, conveyancing, etc. Jal6 2P. 3B- MIOOU, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Room No. SO, Piasters Ins. Building, No. 3D Hadlaon street, Memplila, Tens G. P. FOrJTE, C. R. UARTEAU Bartlolt. Mempms. FOTJTE & BARTEAtT, ATI OENEI S- IT-LAW, BXKHPJIIM, SEHHi OFFICE 36 Poplar street, SBH Wain Strwt. Esat Mr. , J, & JOS. P, BYKBS, Attorneys-at-Law, No. 13 WEST COURr ST. HEHFUIS., Lioir if ci Willi. LIQUORS J. II. 11WJ, loahmna Conntjr, 51 lis. If & COTTON FA CT0B8 OENEBAL COMMISSION MEROH'XS, Nos. and 10 Hagaolia Block, Cor. Union and Front Sts., S. M. STBATroN will sIvm perioral rocrl anil nil uppltoi J OHS B. GOD WIS. L. D. 2XULLIKS, Jr. BAS'L E. M'CALLBM. S. B. GODWIN & CO., COTTON FACTORS, 5i"o. 888 Wmmv SIT., Cor. Union. . C TSEIDWELL, A B. TREAD WELL. B, D, TBEADWEL5. Wholesale Grocers C7G55W.AXX. BLOCK. 2Sa HJL ITeiion Street. SffcmpMts, 'SteBEu B. J. 8EMMES & CO. 297 MAIN STBEET, -IHFOKTKES OF- BASS ALE, HAVANA! DOMESTIC (MRS We are making a specialty in Whlcnjwe'are offering at lower prices ttinn the compounded fqnorfoi this and oth markets. Always on hand, A FULL LIKE OF LOW-GRADE WHISKIES. Etc F 11 rl m Wholesale Queers com ON Jo. SS S'ront t., Memphis, Teuu. AT WHOLESALE. Staple and F 3 earloadaBnlK Sides nnd Vhonldera, 25 tierces NujfHrcrsred Data, Xi Doxm iirPBKtiut uncon, 400 bxeN.T.Stntennd dnicareCbzcse Son fnb Choice Untter, 650 bbl. Flanr varlon (trade, 1500 pbgs. Mackerel, Uerrlue.Yl'IilttflsIi COH. PSONT SI. C. PEAKCS - PEARCE, SUGGS & CO. WHOLEiEE 6R0GERS, AND. S5S HGHt Bta FAHTICTJXiAR ATTENTION PAID I oners MENKEN BROTH: 100 PIECES 10- AT 25 CENTS PER TABS. ALSO, isi amp i LINSN TABLE DAM&SKS, TOWELS, NAPKINS. ALSO, raOM BANKRUPT SALE, MUCH UNDER EDGINGS AND The cheapest goods that we have brought lo nve cents a yara up, anu comprise new siyit. uimc eurij n juu wuut a cuuice. CHEMISE, DKiTYEBS, KlWir-GOWNS, AT LESS THAN' COST. o 50 CS, SEW ITEXEsJ SJIE'CJ- PBrSTTO ! MENKEN BROTHERS 261 and 26& Ag'ta for B.F. AYory & Son's Plows Sole Agents for II. F. Blount's HARDW Line Wow, Sole Agents Wm. Clore's Wrought Calhoun Plows, Owners of Mitchell Patent Cotton Scraper. WE HATE HIE LAHGE6T BTOOK IS THIN MARKET Of Tra'ce-cbalos, Hames, Collars, Singletrees, Doubletrcea, Flowllnrs, Laprings, Plowhandles, rioivb earns, CieTiscs, Wedges, Cro?cat Saws, Hoes, Spades, ShoTcls, Axes, Nails, Carpenters' and Blacksmiths' Tools, Bnllden' Hardware, Beltlns, Plantation Wagons, Etc, Itc, Nos. 310 AND 312 H. If. NTUATm, Formerly Willi I'.trtrr, Tnylar A Co. STRATTO Tej&nossoo. and ear fill attention lo (! ale of Cottvn, fnrnltthe! at liwe-t cash price.. m FACTORS ancy Grocerie: 1000 c.oannM rorantofsnnd Sncnnr.rn 1500 etuea Heur.be, titrawbcrtlc, l ne xppira, eic, COO plK. Spiced Plmfct nnd Touguta 3iO bbla. Tellw and -Vblie Nngnni, 2 ."SO n-rki Java, Ilio and Vordovn Coeell, 50 bbla. aud lit bbli. Hum ildcr, etc. AND UNION STS. L. B. SUGGS. Memphin, Teini. TO TR3 SAX.B OF COITOS ana nous mil imp REGULAR PRICES. .nrs! 4 BLEACHED SHBETII HAMBURG EMBROIDERIES INSERTING5, this market. These tmbroiderles rango from Main Street. ARE. orders filled From store or factory (the original and only genu in o Bllndbrldlen, Backhands, Cas-steel, Iron, FRONT STREET OR RENT. rKOPEllTFOIi .EST. A 8 Receiver appointed by the t Uanccry r fourt of rt- .- county, in the cam ol T. A. Xel-o, Klrnior. He , vi. SI. U Tr' - etal by ile.-r e entered January 18, Lwl.l lent out, to the highest bidder, la front of Jio. 31 South Court stiee.. On the loti I)jy cf February, 1870, Ibe followlne property belonging to the est to an devisee, of J.ilm TiIek. tleceaxed, in Shelby county, TenneMe: 3M ani in Front Row; 35 acres i f land below Foxt rit&erlDp, IjIdc oast o' Horn Like roml, between ihe&acre tract on which Is tho fur nier residence of Mrs. L.J. Stockley and tho illsUs-slppl and Tennessee Railroad ; ISUacrcH of land, more or less.Iylng betwefn th- born Like road and the ailtsl.iippl liver aud we-t o( the 3i acre tract, on which l. the (ornitr residence of Mrs L. J. t3tockly with lhe th -uable cand privilege) attichfd thereto; the land attached to the former residence ot John Trig;, deceased, except the yard a d garJeu, on north side of Trigs avenue, nortbeut cor ner ot Latham avenue, belns abont 0 acres, 3) acres between the eastern b unarv of above TOacret and the IIrnar:do road. Good security will be required for rent. fbtl J J MH'KHART COBII3ISSIONSR SALES. COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE. io. SIT, R. 1).-Flnt Chancery Court ol Shelby county, Tennessee. Ii. P. Anderson, Com mLisioner ol Mevenue, etc . vs. Josethlno ti. I! ays el al. rursuanr, to a decree for sale entered In Shelby county, on atrday, 2Gth Day or February, 187C, within legal hours, the following described real estate, or so much thereof as sball bomfll dentto discharge toe taxes adjudged ngalast sal J pr pertyandall co-ts shown by said decree, to-wtt: Blocks 15. -W, 47. 51, 53 and LC, in Fort Pickering, in the city of Memphis. This 1st day ot February, 1S7S. B. 1. ANDERSOX, CommlEsIouer of Ketenne, Etc. John Johnston, attorney. No. '.ill, N. R. V. Second Chancery Court of r-'btlby county, Tennessee. B. P. Anderson, ekjmmissloner of Reenne, etc., vs. Maria J. Jacksou et al. Pursuant to a decree for sale entered in the above cause on IMth day of January. 1S7U, I will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, tor cash, at the courthouse door cf HLelby county, in the city of Memphis, on Sitnrday, 2Ch Day of February, 187G, within Iegsl hours, the following described real estate, or so much thereof assha.l be suf ficient to discharge the taxes adjudged against said property and all costs as shown by said decree, to wl' : Lots No. 19 and BJ or block 10, Fort Pickering, In the city of Memphis, Shelby county, TeDuet-M e. This 1st day of Februarr, 1S7S. B. P. AN'l'ERSON, Commis-ionerof Revenue, Et3. S. R. Gammon, attorney. o 936, N.R. D.-Seeond Chancery Court or Shelby county, Tenne-see. B. P. Anderson, Comml&slonsr of Kevtnuc, etc, vs. Joseph. Bruce, etux. Pursuant to a decree of sale entered in the abovo cansc, on lath day of January. 1S7C, I will sell, at pub-ic auctijn.to the bigbest bidder, for c.-v-h. at the courthouse door of Shelby county, iu the c.tj ot Memphis, on Saturday, 2G'.h Day of Fb-uiry, 1S7G, within legal hours, the following described real estate or so much tbereof as shall be suffi cient to discharge the taxes ad lodged against satd property and all costs as shown by raid decree, to-wit : Lots Ioi. Sand a, situated on the west side of Lauderdale street, adjoining H. Hicks, snd boundid as follows: Beginning 22i feet south of Union street: thenco wer; ICOieet; thence fouth 100 feet; tnence east llfl feet to Lauderdale itie:t; thence ncrtb. ICO feet ti the beginning. TlU 1st -ny of February, 1676. B. P. ANDERSON, Commissioner of Revenue, Etc. S. R. Gammon, attorney. So. 935. N. R. D.-Seconil Chancery Court of Bhelby county, Tennessee. -B. P. Anderson, Commissioner of Revenue, etc., vs. M. A. Barneit and Alary J. Eogllsn. Pursuant to a decree for sale entered In the above cause, on 20 h day or January, 1S78, I will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the conrthousei door of Shelby county, in the city of Memphis, on Saturday, 2Gth Day cf February, 187G, within legal hours, the following described real estate, or o much thereof as shall ba sufficient to discharge th9 taxes adjudged against said property and all coots as shown by said decree, to-wit: Part of lot Wo. 495, Barnett's sn-division at the northeast inter section of Madison and Orleans Mrs ts, front ing 5il ieet on north side of Madison street and running back 150 ieet to an alley, in the city of Memphis. Aisn, Lots Ncs. IS, 19 and 2cf subdivision of Elizabeth J. Heltls and B. Mvero.mnle In l.vn- Sltuitedon the ei t side of Ferdinand avenue, about 2J4 miles oast or city or Memphis, in s-helby county, Tennessee, a' d said iota con taining a con i nice acres or land. This 1st day ol Fuornary, 1ST0. B. P.ANDERSON', Commissioner of Revenue, Etc. S. R. Gammon, attorney. fb2 we So. 1712, R. D. First Chancery Court of Shelby county. B. P. Anderson, Commissioner of Revenue, vs. Wm. Johnston. Pursuant to a decree entered in this cause, February 1. 1S76 I will sell, at pub lic auction, ti the bigbest b'dder, far cash, at the courthouse door of Shelby county, in the city of Memphis, on raturday, March 1, 1876, the following real estate, or fo much thereof as shall be sufficient to clschaje the taxes adjudged against S4ld property and allcostsas shown bysald deerr-, to wit: LylDg in Shelby county, Tecn5see, aud In the city rf Mem- Shis, aud known as lot No. 3J three, in block 'o. 67 sixty seven, on 'he&onih sidecl Union street: Beginning 120 feet eat from the east side of Second street, al its intersection with the south side of Unlcn street f thence east 40 feet; tnence. south 2T0 feet at right angles wth Union street; thence west, parallel with Union street, 40 feet; tbenco north 200 feet to the- beginning This lltn day oi February, IS:. It. P.ANDERSON". Commissioner ot Revenue, etc. John Johnston. At'nmpy. fb!2sat TRTJSTJSB SAXES. Trustee's Sale. BY virtus of a Deed of Trust made to me on the 30th day or January, 1675 by A. F. Bonner, which u ieco;ded in the Register's office of Shelby county, Tennessee, In book No. 105, page 125, 1 will sell, at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, on Monday, the 13th Day or March, 187G, at 12 o'clock m at the southwest corner Mala and Madison streets, Memphis. Tennes ee, the following property, sltuaUd in Shelby county, StAte of Tenneseee, and described as followK, to-wit: Four cres of land. balng part of the A. Kerr subdivision, original lot No. 9, and part of the WUherspoon nbdl vi sion, lots Nos.l!, 19 and 20, on the north side Resident Trigg avenue, known as lot No. 3 of Newton iford subdivision, near the Her nando road, about two miles (outr-east cf the city of Memphis, bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake on the north side Resr dent (Trleg avenue and the west side Fowler avenue: thence west with the north side Res ident Trigg avenue four chains snd 75 links 318 feet toa stake; tbenca north 8 chains 41 links 555 feet to a s'ake on the north line lot No. 18 Wltherspoon snbillvl-lon; thence east four chains 75 JlnkR 30SV4 feet to northeast corner lot No. IS on wet side Fowler avenue; thence south with said avenue eight chains 41 links 555 feet tnthe beginning, and known as the " Bonner Tlace." Equity of redemption waived. Title be'ieved to be :rod. bnt I sell and will convey only as trustee. JOHN H. TAYLOR, Trustee. J. N. Ford, Attorney. fbl2 Trustee Sale. BY virtue of two several Deeds of Trust made to me as Trustee, by John W. Todd and Hesteran it. Todd, his wife, on the 30th day January, 1875, and duly recorded in County Clerk's office of Desha countv. Arkan. sas, in Book No. one. on pages 31, 4. 386, 397 anawt. and Book No.lwo.pages ,7,8,9and 10, 1 will, on FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 187C, In front of courthouse door, in town of Via. son, Desha county, Arkansas, with in lesal hours, sell to the bigbest bid der, lor caso. at public auction (subject to a balance of $SC5 or thereabouts, of purchase money), ths following described land, viz: Lying acd belnir in ttecounivof L-esna. Stata or Arkansas, known and designated on the nlOfQ rT lha nnKltn ,.nn n , V. . 1 , . v. .1.0 puiniu nut.uj tu7 cm, UHil I El) ofsectlon twenty-three (231and the north- eat quarter IN E f) of section twenty six (26), township nine (9), south range, four west, be ing the same land upon which John W. Todd and wife now rrMde, being estimated to C"E taln lour hundred and eighty (10) acres, mora or less. Equity of redemption expressly walvtd. Hale made to pay the note secured by the Trust Deed, lltle believed to be good, but I sell aod conve only as tnstee. jaj J. H.KJIim, Trus'e TRUSTSALE. BY virtue of a deed in trust executed to me on the 19tb of June. 1B71. bvT. D.Hfraln. w'-i Is recorded In the Recistn-'jinmcnnf SlMlbr county, Tennessee, In book 81, page ,x iii ieij,afc puoucaucuon,u me nignet biui.c r, for cash, on Saturday, February 19, 187G, at 12 m., at the southwest corner of M9lc and Madison streets, Memphis, Tenre-we, the a l lowing det-crl he ' property, situated in t-belby county. Tennessee: The IotdeslznatedaHt.it No. thirteen (1.1), on N. M.Trezevant's piano subdivision, recorded In Plat Book No. i.page 15. in said Register's office: and also one acre off the east side, 01 lot No. fourteen (II) of the same snbdlvlsion. Kqnlty of redemption waived, and title perfect. jaw juuh i xtuszEVANT, Trustee.