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KSTAJBIIS&ET) 1840. MEMPHIS, TENN., SUNDAY, A.PJIII. 30, 1876. VOL 88, TSTO 105 CLOSING KATES YerttTday cf cotton ana gold: New York, co4ion, 12 13-163: Memphis, 12c ifee Kor, g d cUtci at 112J; Mem- pins, 111. WEATUEE rKonAiittiTixa. yt'AK, But, Orritx Cji. Bro.OrnctK,1 sifcoio.at April J9, t m. JT?r 7wwiec and the OAo valley, falling barometer, northeast to touth till winds, coder, cloudy and rainy weather. TOE EHCKAHC KASS COSTVEjr. The D.-mecraUc frty of Shelby oouaty wBl weet to-morrow at the Ex position building at eleven o'clook, for the purpoas of selecting delegates to the Democratic State convention to belield at Nashville oa the'thhty-flrat of May. tVe Unit the dellberatlona, resolutions and selection of delegates by this con vention, will bo of rach a character as will Indicate to the De mocracy of the State, and of all the 8la,e, a delermlaatlon on our part to meet a'l tbe rsqolreraenta of the times, an J to anticipate by a reasonable Con- Eervatlve owirtc, all the objections of all the emiaies of oar party. "Wo counsel fr.-basranee rik! a spirit of compromise, and urge that the very best material we havs be seat, to represent us at Nash ville. The proceedings of the house of rep resentatives yesterday were without bpecial interest The case of the sscre tery of tbe military committee was die R2!efJ,aBd an adjournment inw had be fore a vote on the report of the commit t e on lections, unseating Farrell, of ii mow, was reacupd. AA08KUENT8. Assembly Hull To-Jflcbt. Dr.Hsary wlJi lecture on 'TneRelatlon MeameriMii to tipixltuallsm," IlJustrat log by eEperimt-nts on subjects. Table t pptog wilt be exhibited. Admission, ill lee n cenU, or twenty-five cents for two. Iisoture commences at eight OdOCK. Church Home Festival. .At ?1flJ Main vtjs-of xnmmtnxln.. Monday iilgbt, May 1st, and continuing uiuuu luo wcojt. a luncn will De served daily from ten o clock In tbe fore noon to twelve at night. Strawberries and oream, and all seasonable delicacies will be found on the tables. Grand Festival. This afternoon tbe devotions for the mouth cf May will be opened at St. -Mary's Cathoiic cbutcb, corner of Third snd Market streets, by crowning the Mwsed Virgin, honored by Catholics as Qieen of May. The children of St Slary'o Catholic school, will leave the school-rooms precisely at four o'clock, nnd thence march in procession to the church, theie to perform this touching ceremony, to well remembered from last year by many of our readers. Appropriate hymns and recitations will be delivered by tbe children; the decorations of the church, and particu larly of tbe statue of the Blessed VlrglD, wl i farsurpais those of any previous year. Tbe Jnlln Malhenit English Opera Boutfe Company. This comptmy occupied the Mem- Sbis Theater tbe laiUir part of last week, eglnning with Thursday evening, and endlog with two performances yester day, each performance being attended by crowded house, with standing room at a premium. On Thursday evening, tbe first performance, tbe sparkling r - -.- iuikiwu j .t I'jiii u . . wj.l noo pic- feented, in which Miss Juila Mathews ana ner excellent comnanv verified th9 very flattering opinions of the press of otber cities wnera they have appeared. On Friday night tho opera entitled La fuie at jiaaame -rfnpofwas pretented with equal effect, though the roles sus tained by the playtn were of entirely different line ot chaiacterizatloo. Yes terday afternoon tbe Bohemian Girl and last ntgbt Lt Grand Duchess were pre sented, in each the company fully sus taining the high reputation won on the other occasions. The Julia Mathews opera company have made a -favorable and lasting Impression with Memphis cujiences, ana tnriir appearance here next fall, which wo ae assured will occur early a the season, will be hailed wlUi delKnt, The Centum Staifest. To-morrow will ba' a gala day with our German fellow-citizens, being the occasion of ibelr celebration of tbe ad vent of the mouth (if Ad were. Hereto fore tbe German citizens of Memphis have Inau uratedtho picnic season with a festival wtiich. in point of excellence and grandeur, fixed a standard which was seldom approached by any other event of the season; Lit', this has always been accomplished In the face of almost insurmountable difficulties. Tills season the entire German dement have united with a determination to mate the event of to-morrow far beyond anything ever before attempted in this city, and to that end have placed tho matter of arrange ments in tbe hands of gentlemen who are bending every energy and leaving nothing undone caku attd to mafie it a day of ualverxal enjoyment They have adopted a subject which will be repre sented in the procession on the street dur ing the day as attractively as mechanical genius and artittio tmul can accomplish. The exercises at James's park will be of the most intert sting character, during which General G. AV7 Gordon will de liver a speech in English, and Rev. Adolph Tnonias, wiil speak in German, both having selicled popular topics. Tho Mem pais Msennerchor will sing some cbotoe selections before and after tbe speaking. A special committee will devote themselves to tbe single duty of teeing that no Improper characters will bs admitted to the jrtounds. Tbe speak ing will begin at rive o'clock, and tbe festivities will bs kept up to a late hour In ths night. The Theatrical Season or 1&75-6. As the theater closed for the season with last evening's performance, it be comes in order to cast a retrospective glance over the attractions presented to us during tbe year. Generally speak ing, the past season has been tbe most disastrous ever known in the theatrical world; not six tnei.ters in the United States outside of Xes York and Boston have been atee to meet current expenses, and combination after combination bad to suceumb to financial difficulties. Oar Theater eaSered no little from this. En gagements were mi.de, but often, a few cays before tie opening of a com pany, telegrams came announcing their InaSility to come, owing to bad business; but in tbe face cf all tnelr difficulties. Mr. Davey, tbe lessee, has pretexted us from time to time with a rout. do! attractions, which, if not having a. ways been ot the first magnitude, have at all times proved Ea.tsfact ry. The iieason proper com menced S-ptember. 13th (a much earlier date that; usna'), with the specialty art ist?, Huerituu &. Ma:k, in tneir musical novel'y entitled The Mmmiquet. They were followed la rapid succession by the Troubadour!'. In tbolr specialty called Ibichwork; O D. Byron, the great blood and tEJiKlreaatlon actor, in his trip Asrouthe Continent; Baker &Farron in their new drama Hdnriah and Settle; M ton jNoWes as tee jPAomx; tne cele bra ted Haverley's minstrels in a round of refined minstrelsy. Mr. Bfn DeBar In M'xzwber and TaUlaff; the great Furbish Fifth Avenu j combination in tbe greatest sue ce of tbe age, 27ic Two Orphans; Au gu tin Daly's Ffth Avenue tneater com pany, la tnelr specialty Big Bonanza; tho B! rightly and pleasing JLotta In Zip and Musette; Mrs. 1). P. Bowers, in a riund of her favorite characters; Buffalo Bill and Texn Jack in dramas repre penting Bordtr Lije; the great trade wc'jot Barry Hiilllvun in Jlichard in Hamlet, Riohclxev. and The Gamest-.r; the Wallace Sister', Edwin Adams J hnT. KaymoHd.'The Great Selltra;" Faro's1! combination (return visit), Conldock, Katie Putnam, and Maggie Mltchel. This doled the regular season, but after that came a supplement ary season, during which appeared tbe Peak family, German military band, Bicblngs-Bernard English rntra company, and closing with tho Julia Mathews English opera-boufTe company last nlhr. The Theater will remain closed during the summer excepting for local entertainments. The above shows a -very fair summing up, and reflects groat credit upon cur enterprising man agers, who have left no means untried to present Consecutivelv to the nsonle of Memphis the best amusements to be rouna in tbe country. rext season we aro promised better things. Mr. Davy continues asleeseo and Mr. Brooks as manager. Theeo gentlemen have al?o secured theNs shvU'.a oporahobss, which is to be rebuilt during tne summer upon b magmnceni scaie, anu it is to oe made one of the fines, theaters in the south, and with a combination of cities em bracing Lou'svlllo, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans and Mobile, where attrac tions can play -in all under the same management, we can be assured that we will have the best tho country can produce. WASHINGTON. Bristow and the Schooner 3Iary JTerritt Evidence of Witnesses from Milwaukee, Fourtlotte, of Chicago, Tells what he Knons Secretary Chandler and the Famous Mrs. Boggs. Foortelotie, r fchiiago, lias bis Say, WASHINBton. Anrll 9. Mr. H. IT. i-ourtelotte, of Chlcaeo. was beo ette committee on expenditures in the de partment of justice to-dav. and testified that he was connected with the cfllce of United States marshal for the northern district of Illinois -from 1685 to 1873 as uaiim and special deputy. Tbe sala ry was tne amount cnarzed on the emolument account, which was a much larger amount than he had ever before received. He had taken a memorandum of the figures on the emolument ac count in the treasury department For tne last six montns in lbov tne emolu ment account purported to pay witness $3205, but bo only received $750 besides his bailiff fees. In tbe first half of 1868 the account purpotts to pay him $3533, while be received about SiOOO only. In the last six months of 1668 tbe amount shows $1782, but he received only $750 Witness gave blank receipts for the sums, and finds that tbe receipts ara filled out to agree with the emolument account Witness had mado a demand upon J. Bussel Jones, marshal at that time, tor tne money, ma (Jones's) an swer was that he was surprised that the demand should ba made upon him when be (Jones) was getting ready to go as minister to Belgium. He (Jones) sent for wllnet s, and told him that as tney had nau no settlement, no (Jones; had instructed Mr. Catesto give witness S1200 for the first year, $1600 for the second year and $2000 per annum for tne balance of tne time, and asked wit ness if that would be satisfactory. Wit ness taia it would, if ho only got the money, but it had nevor been paid. Witness wrote Jones a letter four months ago, asking him if ho was going to ttand to his agreement, and Jones said he was surprised at such a question. Brlstoir and Mary SXerrltt. Washington, April 29. E. B Northrop, editor ot the Milwaukee vommeraai ixrn.es, in wmcn tne articio appeared making tbe charges agaicst Secretary Bristow in connection with the Mary Merritt, testified to-day that he wrote the article, and that the deputy United States marshal first called his attention to tne subject ana asKea him to work up the case. It was either Ed Simpson or Burke. His knowledge of the case was derived from Colonel Goodwin, who received bis statement from Mr. Johnson and John A. Heaza, a detective, who derived his information from Mr. Weiss. Witness knew noth ing except what he derived from others and by an examination of the court re cord?. Witness, in reply to a question by Secretary Bristow, Bald that Colonel Goodwin, during the last eight months, was employed exclusively in the whisky frauds and trials at Milwaukee. Secretary Bristow asked the witness whether Colonel Goodwin was not his open and avowed enemy because of his official course in the prosecution of those engaged in the whisky frauds. Representative Bright remarked that the committee was not engaged in an examination of whisky frauds. Secretary Bristow said as he had been arraigned on charges preferred by a member "of congress Judge Cate, it eeemed to him it was competent tOEhow the motive of attack. .Representative Bright objected on the ground of irrevelancy, ana Representa tive Hartzell said the committee had better send for Colonel Goodwin and put him on the stand. He could then be interrogated as to his motive. The question seemed to be an attempt to throw discredit on the witness without giving him an opportunity to be beard. After a conversation by the members of tbe committee, Mr. Northrop said that Colonel Goodwin did not instigate the publication of the statement against Secretary Bristow. G. E. Weiss, formerly deputy collec tor at Milwaukee, testified as to bis con duct in relation to Mary Merritt, and tbe circumstances attending and ob ta'ning of his Worty witness, and tbe resisted remission of tbe bond of fifteen thousand dollars until his interests were seemed. He paid Judge Hubbell five bumtred dollars out of gratitude for not favoring such remission, and not in consequence of any previous agreement with that gentleman. Witness said that General Bristow afterward ap- geared and made his argument before ecretary Richardson, in company with ths counsel for Frlces, saying be merely appeared for his neighbors and friends, having no pecuniary Interest in the matter. Witness bad found in his experience in the custombouss that unless the cus tomhouse officers made previous ar rangements with the district-attorneys about the division of moity, the attor neys would not institute proceedings, and this extortion was virtually sanc tioned by Secretary Richardson; hence the payment witness made to Judge Hubbell was a matter of gratitude, but he did nothing to favor remission. He paid 8. W. Hazelton, formerly a mem ber of congrefs, now district-attorney at Milwaukee, five hundred dollars for pre senting tbe case before Secretary-of-Treasury Richardson. Witness paid no officer in Washington any money what ever. None of the facts in tbe article In the Milwaukee Times were furnished by witness. Mr. Nortbop recalled, and asked who brought him the brief; be answered that Colonel Goodwin said that the brief of General Bristow in the Merritt case was all they needed, asit'would throw Br La tow right on bis seat A few days after Mr. Henze said Weiss positively refused to furnish tbe brief. One night tbe brief wa3 brought to the office by a messenger from Katzbausen, a Milwau kee lawyer, but how it was brought about witness could not tell. Mr. Bristow Is Mr. Katzhausen, of me aiiorneys lor me wnisay ring, la Milwaukee? Mr. Nortbop I think he is. Mr. Northrop then explained that the limes was not a whisky orzan, but sup ported the whisky ring proeecutlons from the beginning; Mr. Henze was the most active man to secure the publi cation of the article. Mr. Bristow What other position in Milwaulkee than that of detective did Mr. Henze bold? Answer He is president of tbe Cen tral Democratic committee of the city, The chairman (Ely) Well, that is not at ait aiscreaitaoie. Cbssdlrr and Brs. ISojrrs. Wabhisqton, April 29. Secretary Chandler was before tbe bouse Teal es tate pool committee to-day, and submit ted all the papers relating to the ap pointment of J. T. Clements as pension agent at Macon City, MiescutJ, bli pay ment of moneys to Mrs. Boggs, and his removal from office. THE O'COXOR INQUIRY. A Tribunal Arraaced for tbe Exami nation of (bp Forrest Mutter Tlie Bottom Fact of tbe Case. Statement of Sirs. inclnlr uiT ber Brbtttftr-fa-lAW, Nedlejr Counter Kdtleaicnt by Sir. O'Conor. ew York World, 26th.) The committee appointed at the lati meeting of tne liar association toar range a tribunal for the investigation anked by Mr. Charles O'Conor of tbe charges made against him inconnec tion with the Forrest divorce case, draft cd last Thursday the following letter: Sew Yokk, April 20, 1878. To Hon. John A. DIx, Wllfcou G. Hunt, Esq, Itev. William Adamr, V.D., Howard l'otter, Kf q., Hon. John JC Porter t Gentlemen The undersigned were appointed at a recent meating of the bar associnuon to arrange a tribunal to in vestigate the charges referred to in Mr. O 'Conor's statement before the associa tion. In performance of the duty im posed upon them, and after careful con sideration, thei' hsVa Unanimously selected vol! to omtltntn nnoh frlhnnnl The importance, not to Mr. O'Conor aione out to the whole community, of a prompt Investigation into tbe truth of thesa charges will be recognized. Not only Mr. O'Conor and hin.profosBlonal brethren -but-thecijxifl which he has spsnt hiHffe isinlerested in the inquiry whether accusation or imputations like these, affecting the hitherto spotless reputation of so eminent a citizen, are true or false. Having been spread over the land by the press, they must affect in some degree the community in whose public affairs Mr. O'Conor has taken a conspicuous part, and in whose respect bs has long held a high place; they are now matter of public as well as private concern. In their selection the undersigned have been especially solicitous to provide a court whose intelligence and impartiality shall be above suspicion) and whose judgment, whatever it may be, can be accepted as final. Ihey have not overlooked the fact that this addition to the many de mands upon your time will Involve Borne sacrifice on the part of each of you, but they feel convinced that this consideration will not deter you, if tbe duty is regarded by you, as by the un dersigned, in the light of a public serv ice. We have the honor to remain, gen tlemen, your obedient servants, EDGAR KETCHOM, O W. SANDFORD, OHAKLE A. PEABODY, G. A HAND. K. R. CO O DEBT, O. Ii. BTEWART. The gentlemen selected have consent ed to act together as a tribunal for tbe examination of the matter, and will meet in open session probably on some day of next week. La?t night members of the two committees met informally to arrange details. the "bottom facts" of thh o'oonor 8TOBY. New York Nation.! Why the story about "one of the most eminent and respected, lawyers in the country, Mr. Charles O'Conor, was pub lished has not been made apparent, as the events out of which it grew can hardly bo said to be 'news' at this time; and we can only explain it as a plecs of that peculiar kind of newspaper enter prise which criminal prosecutions for libel seem to be the only thing calcu lated eUtfCtuaJly to suppress. It is a case in which no charge whatever has been made by the person supposed to have been injured; she herself has fre quently and in the most public manner expressed her profound gratitude to Mr. O'Conor fir his services, and wrote a letter in December, 1851, expressly ad mitting his right to payment in the event of her ability to recompense him for his services; the fees he secured bore no adequate proportion to tho services rendered; and no membsr of his own profession has hinted at a suspicion of his professional conduct in the matter. Under these circumstances the publica tion of a story insinuating rather than making charges of grost fraud is noth ing short of a scandalous abuse of the power of the press, and an outrage which we do not believe would be tolerated by the courts or by the public opinion of ABy civilized community in the world outride of New York. A new committee has been oppointed to get to tbe 'bot tom facts,' though it will doubtless ap pear that there are uo 'bottom facts' except a gratuitous libel of a man of un blemished reputation." The C'nso Before tbe Committee. New York, April 29. Tbe tribunal appoluted by a committee of the Bar as sociation to investigate the charges made against Cbas. O'Conor, in connec tion with Forrest, met to-day, Ex-Governor Dlx presiding. Mr. O'Conor pre sented a letter received last evening from Mrs. Sinclair. In it Mrs. Sinclair states that she now as well as before, has some feelings of gratitude, and re-affrmed her assertion that the article had been pub lished without her consent and against ber wishes, and after a solemn promise bad been given that it should not be. Mr. Sinclair also says that she has never made any charges against Mr. O'Conor, and had no intention of doing so. Air bediey, Drother-in-lawol filrs.mn clair, read a protest against the compo sition of the committee, in whose or ganization only one or the parties to the controversy has a voice. Mr. O'Conor said he did not Intend to notice Ssdley's protest, but had come prepared to verify each and every state ment contained in bis memorial to the Bar association. In'relation to the alle gation that he had charged Mrs. Sin clair exorbitantly, he said this was not so. The whole amount charged and ob tained by bim during nineteen years from the lady was about thirteen thou sand dollars. Mr. I 'Conor then made a statement showing how all tbe money had been disbursed, and said that the charge that it was understood he was to conduct Mrs. Sinclair's case for nothing, or that it had been attempted to give her such an impression, was absolutely false. After tho introduction of a few wit nesses for O'Conor, he handed to tbe chairman the papers connected wish the case, and left tbe matter in their hands to abide their decision. PRISOK REFOK3I. Approneblnc Congress of tbe Xntlonal Fthon Reform Association Pa pers to be Read. New York Evening Post. The fourth National Prison congress, convened under the auspices cf the the National Prison association, will meet in Steinway hall in this city on the evening of the s.xth of June next and after an introductory address by tbe preiident of the association, Ex Gover nor Seymour, addresses of welcome will be delivered by Mayor Wickbam and by William Cullen Bryaat, and addresi- es of response by Richard Vaux, of fennsyivania, ana by Mr. urocuway, of Michigan. The business of the con gress will consist chiefly of the presen tation of a teriea of papers, to be fol lowed by oral discussions, on sundry leading features and principles of reform in criminal law and In the management of penitentiaries and of juvenile asy lums. While to all members of the congress an opportunity will be given for the expre3sion of their views, certain gentlemen will be invited to prepare themselves beforehand to speak upon particular suljects, in order to secure greater breauth and ripeness of treatment Among tbe papers to be presented and read are the following: Would it be desirable and expedient to limit the definition and punishment of crimes by a prescribed code, to the ex clusion of the CDmmon law? Emory Washburn, professor of the law bcbool of Cambridge university, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Theodora W. D wight, L.L. D., presi dent cf the Prison association, of New York, warden of the law school of Col umbia college, and n judge in the special commission in the court of aoneals. will probably, either in a written paper or ex tempore speech, open a discussion on the quutlon of the proj er organization of ine department or prosecuting attorneys for a State. How should the prisons of a 8lato be graded? F. B. Sanborn, Esq., chairman of tbe Massachusetts board of State charmed, and secretary of tho American scclal-science association, Boston, Mas sachusetts. What should be the construction of prisons Intended for women? Joseph Burnet, Esq., president of the board of prison commissioners, jsosion, ehdeetta. . WbM ehculd be the system of treat ment applied to the Inmates of female prisons? Mrs. C. F. Coffin, member of the board of managers of tbe Indiana female prison ana gins' reformatory, Richmond, Indiana, . What system should be adopted for the 'common jails of a State, including purpose, construction and discipline? Rev. F. H. Wines. LL.D.. Secretary of tbe board of State commissioners of public charities, Springfield, Illinois. What id the best general organization to ba given to the prison system of a State, with a view to its greatest effi ciency in accomplishing the true ends of prison discipline? Itsv. James Free man Clarke, D. D Boston, MaB3achu setts Are different classes of institutions re quired for the treatment of children who are only in danger of falling, and chil dren who have actually fallen into crime; or, at least; have committed acts which, If done by -adults, would be ac counted criminal? If so, how shculd Buch institutions be severally organized and conducted? EllBha Harris, M. D., secretary of the Prison association of New York. Other essays on kindred tuvjacts will also be resd by Pmfes?or C. I. Walker, of Michigan; Professor Wm. G. Ham mond, of Iowa; E. C. Seaman, of Mich igan; Edward J. Phelps, of Vermont; Judge Robert Pitman, of Massachusetts; Rev. J B. Bittinger, of Pennsylvania; Rev. Wm. G. Eiiot, of Missouri; 2. B. Brockwayi of Michigan; Richard Vaux, of Pennsylvania; Henry Cordier, of Pennsylvania; Rsv. Augustm Wood bury, of Rhode Island; Ex-Governor Daniel Haines, of New Jersey; Rsv. C L. Brace, of New York; Bav. Msrcus Ames, ot Massachusetts; H. A. Mont fort, of Ohio; Rev. T; K. Fessenden, of Connecticut; J. R. Buchanan, of Ken tucky; Satnusl Allison, of New Jersey; Mrs. MaryE Rockwell, of Connecticut; C. D. Randall, of Michigan; F. B. San born, of Massachuiet's; C. M. Cross well, of Michigan ; Barwick Baker, of England, and Sheriff Watson, of Scot land. It is also hoped that Ex-Governor, Hoffman and Judge Noah Davis will take part in the discussion. The secre tary of the National Prison association is Rev. Dr. E. C. Wine?, of Irvington, New York, to whom any communica tions may be addressed. BOLIVAR AND MEMPHIS. An Accommodation Train A Chance nt Last for Memphis Mer chants; General R. P. Neely, formerly presi dent but now receiver of tbe Missis sippi Central and Tennessee railway, running irom jacKson, Tennessee, to Grand Junction, has placed on that road a first-class passenger train, which lenvts Jackson at nine o'clock in the morning, every day except Sundays, making close connection with the west ern bound express train on tbe Mem phis and Charleston railroad, at Grand Junction, reaching Memphis at two o'clock in the afternoon; and returning from Memphis leaves at five o'clock in the afternoon, making close connections on the Mississippi Central and Tennes see railway, arriving at Jackson at niue o'clock at night, allowing three hours in Memphis to the transaction or ordinary business. General Neely, appreciating the wants of the people along the line of his road in having close railway con nections with MemphiSjhas inaugurated this new scheme, and expresses himself determined to keep up the sched ule, and operate the road for the accommodation cf the people of that section. Our merchants are also benefited by this arrangement, as thev can now leave Memnhis after busi ness hours, and spend a night with their friends at isoiivar, Jackson, and ail sta tions along the line of General Neely's road, who have hitherto been cut off from Memphis by tbe irregular running of trains on tbe two roads crossing at Grand Junction. We are also author ized to fay that arrangements are mak ing to issue round-trip tickets through to Jackson and return at a reduction of fifteen per cent, on regular rates. These tickets will be put on sale in a few days. POSTOFFICE STATISTICS. Tbe Receipts and Expenditures at tbe Offices of tho Principal Cities of the Union. A very interesting table of statistics has recently been sent to the senate from the postofflse department, showing the receipts and expenditures at differ ent postoffices in tbe country for the year 1875. The largest receipts are, of course, rrom tne mew lore postomce, which were last year nea'ly $3,000,000. The expenses were twenty-seven per cent of tbe receipts. Philadelphia comes next, Boston next, Chicago next, and St. Louis fifth. The following table represents the prinoipal offices of the country: 9 o a s Name of office and State. a Albany, N. Y.. ........ Baltimore, ltd 131,935 335,171 1 71,937 136.534 12,115 365,538 131,331 68,314 12,298 . 511,923 140,259 . 70,106 15701 15 354 8,9..9j 12,591 16,564 18,566 76,518 21,588 12.3&8 JUoomington, in... Boston, Mass .. Brroklyn, N.Y Buffalo. N. Y 6,379! K12M 163,fg6 i!6,481' 389,9591 181,328 Barllncton, la.... Chicago, 111 Cincinnati, O Cleveland, O.. . Davenport, ia.... DesMolnes, la Drtrolt, Mich. Dubuque, Ia... . 33,636 185 209 28,851 J CI J Ut , J .J 11 ... 41,262 135,404 40,014 20,314 22.057 Indianapolis, ma- Kansas cny, iio.. Lafayette, Ind.. . Leavenworth, Ks Louisville, Ky.. MEMPHI-, TENN Milwaukee. Wis .... 12,570 62,069 151,915 05,592 136,099 39.9S2 201.474 1,9S7,078 35,5871 3U.431 22 200 22018 106,157 1,187,047 20,039 Mlnneapolls,Mmn. New Orleans, La.... New York, N.Y Omaha, Neb..... Peoria, 111. Philadelphia, Pa. Pittsburg. Pa. Qulncy, ill 8U Joseph, 3Io.. t. Louis. Mo Ko.SOl 906 813 217.3S7 30,001 32 494 448,604 16,629 414,914 . 71.2G0 17,021 18,"42 217,5371 21,487 12,153 20.068 St. Paul, Minn.. 58.157 springneia, Toledo, Ohio...... 28,739 78,938! While Chicago stands fourth on the list of receipts, she is but a few thousand dollars below Boston or Philadelphia, and more than double that of St. Louis. New York, of course, stands alone. Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago be long to the same group of citle3 whose receipts exceed $9CO,0C0. St. Louis, Cin cinatl and Baltimore belong to a group yielding more than $335,000 and less than $450,000 of receipts. Pittsburg, New Orleans, Cleveland, Detroit and Brooklyn belong to the fourth category. Peoria stands at tbe bead of the Illinois cities of the second class. San Francisco dce3 not appear in the table. Memphis, it will be seen, is one of the best and most cheaply managed offices in the Union, and in proportion to its receipts, is most remunerative to the govern ment. In addition to this, it affords us pleasure to say, differing politically thoueh we do from the officers and em ployes, that, under the management of Uoionei iisioacn ana uoionei ivnowuon, it is one of the mo3t satisfactorily con ducted offices in the Union. A word of complaint in regard to it has never reached us San Francisco, April 29: In the Spalding court-martial, the testimony of Pav InsDector Doran. who was de tailed to make an examination of Spald ing's accounts, to ascertain the amounts due Montgnie, .bar well, Hanecom ana others, from July, 1874, to September, 1875. shows a leeltimate indebtedness in round numbers, of one hundred and twentv -thousand dollars, bnt tbe certifi cates issued by Penney represented an lnueoteaness oi aoout one minion uui lar?. Omaha. Anrll 29: Governor Thayer. of Wyoming Territory, baa arrived here to confer with General Crook relative to the military protection to be afforded to tbe Black Hills stage-line. COUNTY FINANCES. ricancial'Coudltlon of Shelby Count)' to Bnf, $309,82 H-More Money Tban wc Know What to do Wltti. The-Appeal Is indebted to County Court Clerk Reilly for tbe following statement ixom his books showing the exact financial condition of Shelby county op to the twenty-sixth day of April. ASSETS. Venditioni exponas In tbe bands ol B. F. Coleman, cleric of circuit court ?27J,2Si 45 Venditioni exponas In tbe bands of B. P. Anderson, commissioner of revenue,. . 213,824 78 Sureties ot A. Woodward, late trus- Tom HolmanVirr.'cbali'man 'l50 0J James Reltly. county court clerk, collections oa account of Missis sippi Klverrallroad tai 21,233 6G Oeoree J. Campbell, cleric of second . circuit court- 221 2S N. B. Forrest, le?sce of workhouse.. . m 33 German national bank...... 457 33 A.E Krankland, county tax 6i,4SJ08 A. E. Frankland, judgment tax 13 0S4 57 A. K Frankland. courthouse tax 39,25-1 CS A. E. Frankiand,poorand pesthorue tux . 25,169 11 A. K FraatUaod, Memphis and Ohio railroad coupon lax 26,169 1 1 A. E Frankland, courthouse Im provement tax . . 13.0S 1 57 8uretlesor$r'm.3t'LeaD, on bordof 1SG9 S3$ . 20,423 52 8ureUestWV'HH;'f in. on bond ol lffnr. j 2b- C 19 Sureties of Win. 41 'Lean, on bond or 1871, raiiroaa onna. . 13,U) M Huretles of Wm. M'Lean, on bond of 1871 524 OS J. J. Bawling?, trustee 51,203 75 fS09,75t 24 in the hands of the trustee, J. J. Bawllngs. In warrants . S13.513 51 In tbe bands of tbe trustee, J. J. Bawllngs. in Memphis and Ohio railroad coupons 4,162 6i In tbe hands of ths trustee, J. J. Itawllne", la cash 3,523 56 J51,2u3 75 LIABILITIES. County warrants outstanding. .S209,107 94 Mississippi Biver railroad bonds and coupons, past due ... 94,208 CO Selma, Marlon and Memphis rail road certlfloats. . 13.3S0 00 Memphis and Ohio railroad coopons past due 76,110 00 Note In favor of Wm Coward 14,000 00 Note In lavor of Timothy Iteagan 1,100 00 Note In Xavor of Thomas Boyie.... 4,000 00 Note In favor of Thomas Boyle 6,000 00 Note In favor or J. P. Mahony 2,000 00 Note in favor of J. A. Taylor 64S 00 Note in ravor of .1. A . Worley....... 1,000 10 Note in favor of P. Tugsle . 2,433 SO Note In favor of P. Toggle .. .. . 2,433 39 Note in lavcr or . rugzie. . izj Note in favor of Thos. Pl3her. Dreai- dent 5.000 00 Note in tavor of A. M'Connell 2 000 00 Note in favor of F. Blco. 6,000 1 0 Note in favor of Owen Dwyer 2 500 00 Note in favor of Tnos. Fisher, presi dent .. . 3,000 0) Note In favor of Thos. Fisher, presi dent 2,000 00 Note in favor of German national bank - ...... 9,000 00 Judgments . 41,268 99 Assets over liabilities ...... 309,823 11 SS09.751 21 Amount of warrants outstanding as above, including thsse Issued to pay the appropriations of tbe April term ot quarterly court......... 8209,107 84 Ot tbis amount there is in tbe hands of J J. Bawllngs, trustee. In war rants, and which is a part of the balance as shown against him in this statement . 43,515 51 Actual amount of warrants not redeemed......... 8163,592 40 In addition to tbe amount in tho hands ot tbe trustee, tbe revenue collectors have Ktnce their last set tlement, April 1st, received not less than S22,0CO In warrants, which wouliTeduce the amount of war rants actually all oat and unre deemed at this date to say. 5143,592 40 Bonds not matured Memphis and Obio railroad bonds 3300,000 00 Shelby county Is also Indorsed on the bonds of the Memphis and Raleigh railroad company for............ 50,000 00 TELESRAMS. Altoona, Ga., April 29: Ernest Plack, aged seventeen year.', was murdered here last night. Boston, April 23 The score of the game ol. b&iafcsli'-playea' heielo:o"ay was Hartford?, 3;Jostons, 2. Louisville, May 29: The score of the game of base-ball played' here to-day was: Louisville, 2; Ht. Louis, 6. Cincinnati, April 29: The Western German bank was robbed of seventeen thousand dollaisabcut noon to-day. Berlin, April 29: A deoree ha3 just baen published restoring suffrage to the inhabitants of Alsace aud .Lorraine. London April 2d: The great Interna tional steeple-chase, at S tndown park to-aay, was won oy unimney sweep, Boston, April 29: Effort to pass the Norton marriage Dill over the governor's veto failed in tne home, xeas, es; nays, 114. Havana, April 29: The collector, cashier and appraiser have been impris oned, charged with complicity with smugglers. London, April 29: The failure of an other stock-broker is reported. The mar- Ret is generally nrm, with an upward tendency. New Orleans, April 29: Cage Jenkins, mate on the steamer Waweenock, fell overboard last night and was drowned. He was from New Jersey. Wllliamsoort, April 29: The estimated los3 by fire last night is one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars; insurance, seventy-five thousand dollars. New York, Apiil 29: Specie payments to-day, three hundred and seventy thou sand dollars two hundred and forty thousand dollars in gold coin, and the malnder in silver bars. San Francisco, April 29: Prof. Blake. known throughout the country ai the mind-reader, committor! suicide by tak ing poison in this city Thurday. He carefully destroyed all evidences of his identity. New Hsven, Conn., April 29: Ken nedy's screw factory in Hun den was burned by an incendiary tbis morning. Loss, sixty thousand dollars; insurance, thirty-three thousand dollars. Base ball Mutuals, 13; New Havens, 7. Manchester, April 29: The failure of Gillam, Long & Co , commission mer chants, is annouucea; liabilities, forty- nine thousand pen ad?. Also, Ward Brothers & Co., merchants; liabilities, twenty-one thousand five hundred pounds. St. Louis, April 29: This afternoon the dead body of a yonngman named Ber nard isailey was round in his room, at tbe corner of Jefferson avenue and Olive street, with a pistol-shot wound in his side. He suicided on account of unrequited love. Kaahville, April 29: Noted turfmen from abroad aro beginning to arrive, at tracted by the spring meeting of the Nashville association. About eighty horses are at the course, of which at least seventy will contest for the purses. The races begin Tuesday. Philadelphia, April 29: During April there were coined at the United States mint here, four million six hundred and seventy-three thousand ono hundred and eighty-3even pieces, having value of one .million eighty-seven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. New Albany, Ind., April 29: The large plate-glass manufactured by the Star glass company of this plac , and tbe largest ever made in America, of su perb size and finish, and designed ex pressly for the Indiana headquarters at the Centennial, wasunfortunatly broken to-day in the process ol boxing. Philadelphia, April 29: Governor Hartranft. accompanied by Attorney- General Leas and eighty members of the legislature, win arrive in the city this evening, and proceed to the. Centen nial grounds, under escort of Mayor Stokeiey, for the purpose of Inspecting the estate DUiiamg ana preparations ior the State exhibition. fit. Louis. Annl 29: Two of tbe em ployes of the St. Louis and Southeast ern raiiroaa got into an altercation on a construction train in Jb.ast fit. .Louis tbis evening, and one of them, named Patterson, plunged the blade of a large nocket-knife into the left breast ot the otber, named Pat Byan, inflicting a mortal wound. Patterson has been ar rested. Columbus, Ohio, April 29: Owing to tbe failure of the finance committee of the citv council to make any provision for payment of the police, after the council bad authorized them to do so. tho police commissioners last night is sued an order directing the superintend ent to disband his force on Monday morning, which will leave the city at the mercy of the bummers and thieves RAILROAD CONTROVERSY. lae bearcy. Pine Bluff and Memphis Budroad Xcw Light from a Relia ble Source. The Questions liaised by the President of the Arkansas Central Railway Set at Rest. A few days ago the A PPEAX published the following card : A Cird to the People of Memphis: Havlneseen tbe published Droceedlnes In the Memphis papers or a meeting of tbe citi zens ut Memphis In favor of aid to the Searcy, Pine Blutt" and Lonoke railroad, I take tbis opportunity to caution tne ptopleor Mem phi), and ail whom It may concern, In leler enco to the proposed enterprise. Conres'edly, ttils road proposes to occupy and take adv.,rl- j Ugaof a road-bed constructed by the Ar kansas Centnl railway company, on the g oundthatsald company has collapsed. The 3UDUC are auviseu inai saiu roau nas not coi KDsed. and exnect-s to complete Its Hue to Pino bluff, and tbat It resists all claims made by the Searcy, Pine lilult and Lonoxe road to Its road-bed, and feels confident or success In fcuch resistance. Tho Arkansas Central re linquishes none of US rights west of White river. A. II. JOUNBON, President Arkansas Central railway compa ny, ana receiver. Hklena, auk , April 8, 1370. An Answer. In answer to this caution we find the following answer in the Pine Bluff Press, of Friday last: "The Searcy, Pine isiun anu .Monroe railroad company do not proposo to oc cupy tbe roau-bea constructed oy tne At Kansas uentrai ranroau company on the ground that said company has col lapsed. Whether this last mentioned company has 'collapsed,' forfeited its charter, or was ever an incorporated company, is no concern of the Searcy, Pine Biuff and Monroe railroad com pany. These are matters that do not, necessarily attract their attention. The people ot this section of the country would be delighted for the Arkansas Central railroad company to com plete its line to Pine B.uff at the earliest day practicable, in accordance with Us own charier. We want an out let, by rad, to the eastern cities, and all the outlets we can get. We court a con nf ction with Helena, and will have one, if possible, with Memphis. Jefferson county voted a hundred thousand dol lars in bonds, to the Arkansas Central railroad. The. city olPme Bluff did the tn mn. Tlila shuws nnr earnestness in railroad matters. We are alive to air enterprises of this kind. This very Aikansas Central railroad company was tho last straw upon the camel's back of Arkansas's oppression, and re sulted in her deliverance fiom the hands of the usurper?. To digress no further, the charter of the Searcy, Pine Bluil and Monroe railroad thus defines its route: 'The said railroad shall run as near as may be on an air-line from the town of Ssarcy, in the county of White, to the town of Brownsville, in the county of Prairie, and from the town of Brownsville to the city of Pine Bluff, in the county of Jefferson, and from the city of Pino Bluff to tho town of Monti cello, in the county of Drew,' etc., to Monroe, Louisiana. Consult the survey and you will observe that the charter has been strictly followed. Ihe routs runs through the finest cotton lands in the world. Egypt with her annual Nile Inundations; Hindoo3tan and Far ther India, quickened by British capital, are far inferior in quality of soil ana pro ductiveness to the country through which this road runs. The charter of the Ar kansas Central railroad, snd a subse quent mortgage to theUnlonTnut com pany, of New York, show that this com pany's located route waa 'from the city of Helena, in the county of Phillips, to the city of Little Bock, in the county of Pulaski, and also a branch railroad from a point on said main line at or near Ab erdeen. Vq tho city ot Pire Biff, inj:he county of JeffersonJ Taking ah. air line from Helena to Little Rock as the base of a triangle, the line from Searcy to Pine Bluff is one side, and is the fran chise of the Searcy, Pine Bluff and Monroe railroad company. The line from Aberdeen to Pine Bluff la the other side, and is the franchise of the Arkan sas Central railroad company. These charters define the respective rights of these companies. From scmo cause or other, against ihB solemn protest of the Searcy, Pine I ulT aud Monroe rail road company, and witu full no tice from said company, the Arkan sas Central railroad company took pos session of tho route of the other company, usurped its franchise, and con structed a road-bed thereon. Tbe con tractors not being paid for their labor and expenditures by the 'Arkansas Central.' instituted suit against the Starcv. Pine Bluff and Monroe railroad company, though mere was no pnvny between the plaintiils and the attend ants, upon the ground thftt the road-ted was the property of the owners of the franchise. They failed to recover. Every thincr that is necessary to lorm an opinion in this matter i3 of record. We deduce, after a careful examination of a'l the charters and the law, the follow ing oroDositlons : First That the Searcy, Pino Bluff and Monroe railroad company has been retrularly chartered, havfng complied with the law in every particular, ana is the owner of tho frauchl3e conrerrea oy the general incorporation law of tbe State of Arkausar. Second That the Arkansas Central railroad, with actual notice of the claims, and arainst the protests of the Searcy, Pine Blufl'and Monroe railroad company, took pofcsession or their une and constructed a road-bed of some twentv-eicht miles in length. Third That tbe Hearcy, nne uiun and Monroe railroad company are en titled to hold, use and enjoy, under the law, whatever the Arkansas Central ra'lroad company may have seen proper to construct or place tnereoa,naving no tice of all the facts, as their own prop erty, and this right is as effectual as though the work had been done by the true owners. Fourth That the Arkansas Central railroad company has no right, title, in terest, claim or demand against tbe road-bed under consideration, which is wholly unencumbered, the mortgage to the Union Trust company ot xsew xors belntr unon the line, si indicated by the charter of the mortgagors, and the only line upon which they could place a lien. Fifth That the title of the Bearcy, Pine Bluil and Monroe railroad com pany is complete and perfect, and wiil not ua uisiurnea Dy tne juugment oi any court. The Arkansas Central may relinquish none of its rights west of White river. If it has not forfeited its charter, or has been regularly incorporated, it is itee to pursue its lights; but it can gain no property in tho franchise of another road by simply taking possession of it; to hold such a doctrine would Le to de stroy all the riehts of property. The same rule that would govern in cases of a liKe nature between lnuiviuuais, aiso obtains in tbe matters of incorporations, ifMON. win accordance with resolutions passed by tbe Democratic and Conservative Execu tive Committee of Bhelby county at a meeting held April 13, 1876, 1 hereby call the Democratic and Conservative Voters of Shelby county to meet in Mass Convention at Exposition BuUd lng, city of Memphis, on the First Monday in May Next, at 11 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of selecting de egates to the DemocraUo State Convention to be held at NashvUlo on tho 31st day of May next, to appoint delegates to tbe Democratic National ConvenUon to be held in the city ol St Louis on tbe 27th t!ay of June next, to nominate candidates lor tbe offlc of Presl dent and Vlce-Preslden'. All good citizens who Intend to support the nominees of the Democratic National Con ventlon are invited to participate in the Con. vonllon. in is mass uonvenuon win aiso elect an ltxecntlvo Committee for Shelby county to snsceed the present DemocraUo and Conserva. tlvo Committee. M. J. WALDRAN, Chmi'n Dem. and Con. Com. Ed. Woeshaji, Secretary. Memphis, April 15, 1S75. apl HARRIED. BU3BY BLACKMON At the Metbodht Church, Cold water. Miss., on Thursday, April 27, lb76. at 4 o'clock pan., by Kev. 8. B. Saratt, Mr. WSt W. Bl'SBT. of Memphis and Mlsi Eva BLACXMo.t, granddaughter of Dr. II. 21. Jeter, ot CoMwater, Miss. We congratulate our friend on his success In wooing. Ills sterling good qualities, of both head and heart, deserve and will" retain the lasting affection cf a true and noble woman. A host of warm ftlends unite In praying that tbelr lives may blend sweetly together through all lime, and be rf united hereafter; in a land where hopes always grow brighter and lovo Is made immortal. VAN BROKLLN 8HEAKON On April 3, 1876, at the Christian Church, by Kev. David Walk, Mr. Delos Van Brokun and Miss Isa bel Seikaiox. DIED. WILLIAMS On the 20 h Initant. Hkles' yonngest daugbter of W. T. W II lams, aged twelve years. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, from the residence, on Kcss ave nue, near Poplar, this (SUNDAY) afternoon, at 4 o'clock. CRAFT Anrll 29tb. at tho residence of Wil liam Watt, a Market street, at 43 a.m., after a lingering nines, J ames u. uraft, ageu n years and 21 days. Funeral from the residence thu (Sunday) afternoon at 5 o'clock. Friends and acquaint ances of the deceased are Invited to attend. Services by Rsv. Eugene Daniels. EDMONDSON On the evening of tbe 23th Inst., Ho nr. W. Edmondsox, in the 57th year of his age. Aberdeen and Pontotoc (Mies.) papers please copy. Tbe friends and acquaintances of the family are Invited to attend the funeral services from his late residence, eleven miles south ot tbe city, near tbe Hernando road, on to-morrow (MONDAY) morning, at 10 o'clock. Burial at Elm wood Cemetery at 3 o'clock p.m. Monday. DISSOLUTION. rriHE partnership heretofore existing be I tween Thad. S?. Ely, W. O. Harvey ana J. H. Richardson, under the hrmname ot Ely, Har vey & Richardson, Is this day dlnsolved by mutual consent, Thad. a. Ely and W. O. Har vey retiring therefrom. J. ii. Klcnardson & Co. assume all the liabilities of the late Arm, and are alone authorized to receive and re ceipt lor the debts due the same. THAD. H.ELY, W. O.HARVEi, J. 9. K1CHAUDBON. In retiring from the late firm of Ely, Har vey Richardson, we tender our sincere thanks to our friends fortbelr patronage, and ask a continuance of the same to our success ors, James K. Richardson & Co. THAD. S. ELY. W. O. HARVEY. Memphis, April 29, lS'C. ap3Q GEItMAX CASINO. mill; members are requested to meet at their 1 hall MONDAY, May 1st, at half-past eight o ciock in me morning, io participate in me Mal-fest procession. apju 11. -Lido-cr, aecreiury. Young Hebrews Organization. HALED PROPOSALS forthe dlfleient priv ileges at their picnic, at James l'ark.on May UStb, will be received up to May 9th, by ap30 408 Main street. 25 Gents Per Week To City Sncscrlbers, Delivered by nl rle. U. H. B; S. THE members of the United Hebrew Relief Society and iBraeUtes of Mempbii In gen eral, ara Invited to attend the annual meeting on hUNDAY. May 7th, at half-past two In the evening, at me aiempms ujuu nuu. ny uiua Of A. E. FRANKLAND, iTHadeni.- L. Io LArjgB, Secretary. - , .ap-m masonic iwnm rpHE Btated communication of An- i cerona xxage. o. 100, win uo utuu to-morrow (MONDAY) evenlnsr. May, 1st, at 8 o'clock, for dispatch of business. Alt M ms are iraiemaiiy inviiea. By order. C. W. M03BY, W. M, C. G. Locke, Secretary. Templar's Guards. THE Templar's Guards will meet for drill on SATURDAY EVENING. May 6th. at 8 o'clock, on the corner of Tennessee and Butler streets. By order JACKSON P. CBKWH, captain. Eben F. Rise. Jr , O. S. apSO TYorklngmen'a Building and Loon Asso ciation. rriHE rezular monthly meeting for payment I of dues and making loans, will be held at tbe tjsuai. place, on xuissiJA.i. xivxun- ING. May Zd. at IV. o'clock. Fines will be strictly enforced for non-payment of dues. Li. .uauiuxlLi, x-resiuem, O. T. J?ATEESKir, Secretary. Niglit and Day. School. NEAR intersection of Alabama and Poplar streets. Night class begins MONDAY, May 1st. A rew more aay pnpiis waniea. School will remain open during the summer montns. a. u uiiAuuuicn, NOTICE TO MERCHANTS. OFFICE OF CITY TAX-COLLECTOR, Memphis, Tknn., April 29, 1876. 'Judge Emmons having refused, the ap plication ol the merchants for a Btay of the collection of the tax levied upon their capi tal to pay the Judgment of T. E. Brown, all parties owing this tax are requested to come forward immediately and pay the same and save additional expense. FRED. C. HCHAEEB, up'X) City Tax-collector. For the celebrated POMEROYAL BAKING POWDER, It Is made at home, and guaran teed by the manfacturers to be strictly pure and will DO ITS WORK WELL EVERY TIME. Its name has became a household word for a household necessity, and one trial will convince you It Is the chief. C. H. POME ROY & CO., Man'frs, 865 Sain Street. BUILMKG LOTS! On Poplar and Washington Streets, and In Fort PlcSerlns, AT A'JICTION. First That desirable lot suited both for bus. incss and for residence, on south side of Pod lar street, first vacant ground east of the Mar 217 Poplar street. Size of lot, 19 feet front by At... CUU IUO 1EB1UCUI.D .VI ......... ... . , . us;, ieet to me atiey. cecona mat 101 on norm siueoi wssniDi ton. near Orleans street, and Just west or Co 11ns (Jlethodlst) Cbapel. Lot 47xlS foet; oc cupled by tenants who own the improve ments, and pay taxes and ground rent, but linmuuiaie pus-esion can ne given, ii aesirei, iuuu-i.ui iu anu nan or I3i v, oiock r on x-icKenng. .o Dy ico reet. on south, siae oi Georgia, between Fntb and Sixth streets. Terms or sale: Half cash, balance In eight and twelve montbs.wlth six ner cent, interest. the purchaser to dbv the taxet from and after January 1,1876. A deposit of ten per cent, at tne time ot sale will be required. Tbe above property will be sold to tbe nlgbeet bidder, on me soumwesi corner oi 3iam ana juautton streets, on "Wednesday, Hay 3d, romptly to the hour. Abstracts of Title wli e in readiness to place In the hands ot Dur cnasers. itititv l s lu , Real Estate Agtnta. GOMNT IN accordance with resolutions passed by the Recnbllran Committee of Shelby county at a meeting held April 15,1878,1 hereby call the Republicans of tibelby county to meet In mass convention, nt ASSEMBLY HALL.SS3 Main street, city ot iiemptus, on WEDNESDAY HBXT.M&Y 3 at 11 o'clock a.m.. for the purpose of Blectlnc delegates to tbe Republican btate Convention, to be held at Nashville on tbe lilh day of May next, to SDDOlnt delegates to tbe HeDubllcan National Convention, to be held in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 14th day of June next, to nominate candidates for the offices of Pres ident and Vice-President. All good ReDubll- caus who Intend to support tbe nominees of ine ttepuDiicaa national vonveniion aro in vited to nartlclDate. This mas convention will also elect an Executive Committee for Shelby county, to succeed the present com mittee. W. J. SMITH, Chairman Republican Committee. Ask Toe mm e-Onr recent iBpiini!n "i the abovi- I largest assortment of these , hi ever sbown in Memphis; and our faciUUej for their pur chase In Europe ana tranf ler i this port being unexcelled, we are enabled to offer xtraurtlltjr imtDr in L i.t hlit-rrta gK, Unen I'lllovr-Lnilag. fipt- fens, and !lrti d u's niiriralrd 1' routing aud family Linen, Bleached, Ilair-RIfcacIi -! nnil ;:r4tn I.trtPti Table llammii, Turkey-red and Madder Tollliiielte, Toilluet( aud Xlmmvh Set ol Table Clolbs nnd Anpkloi to match; Dojlim, Vn;k(ia and rjy-t lotns.ionnd, oval nod square; all sizes aud qnnll If cine-, Honf 7-comb, Damaftk and Tarklali Towel, I)cmHh, tllaprr. Hack nod Crash Tcwellsc Linen Carriage Ksbrf, I'rtutcd, Emboli of and Embroidered fable-Corera, Embroidered Plana Coverj.H elision Mtiilelfgnnt assortment, nt attractive price. HAHSBIt I.KS lOJLKI' QUI I T-.n libroeate i arlrty, all sixes and qnalltle?,ni tow price. 1V- ri- AttusliawlBZ au exqnlslte line of now EXHIBITION Q UILTS IIooey-coBib lullc at 73c, SI. 81 25 and 81 SO eneli. Beaatlfal lines Of HI. Oil.I. HH; CtxrilSS -tfce most attractive ever Imported, at woaderfnlly low prion L LOWENST3BIM & BKOS. 242, 244 km 248 WAiK STREET, COR. JBFFERSOI, FROM THS BEST X3ST WIRE STRAP MESH! Especially selected as to Color, and guaran teed all Silk and Wool. We invite attention to this offering of Grena dines, feeling: assnrsd that we present JEST-CM8S H&KBS r WILL Wmim 273 Main Street JV'.W OPENED MENKEN BROTHERS INYITE AS EX A TION OF Handaom3 ostusu- v :npo?etl of Silks, Damassee, Ecru, Cashmere an other novel fabric?. FOR STREET WEAK AND FOK TRAVELING. AN EXQI.I8ITE NOVELTY. boys' & miv mm of all descriptions Novelties in Infante' Wear, Pique Dresses and Cloaks, Boys' Centennial Hnit, iiautlsome and cheap. In Itf w HUiuSex, nt popnlnr prices. Black GrenaUle. Damaitee Grenadine !NN 261 smd 208 The J. C. Hocdley, Erie CIy, or Watertown Foitsb'e, er Waodbwj Stationary, or Skinner's small FsgiRes, rrlth Horizontal Boiler. rrtHRESHINO MACHINES OF ALL KIN DR especlallr Gray's L'sht Running. One or Tro JL Horse Railway (Trmdower IlIKEMIha.-i, SEPARATOR;! and ti-t-ANERS at SOT for One-Horse power, and lie. j loi Two-Horse Machines, and freight from fa-tory. The Oae Horse Thresher will threhand clean seven'y-flve toons hundred and twenty-flve bushels of wheat In day; the Tw Horse Machine, from I wo hundred to two hundred fifty bmhels vkMt and double tbat qnan'lty of oaw In ady. Planters are lnvtHl to send la their orders a eee. wPrlce farnisbt f an other Tnresber and separator desired : Hearers and Mowers, or any kind of Jtacbinery or Agnealtural Implements wanted. Goods shipped from factory fllreet to any point In Mhtttwippi. Tennessee. Arkansas Texas, or any oo-um srate eere e to write us before r 'n.'l wMereand yju will sa. monsy by ltandeet re'ltoiemaeMaery in eyery -sum AiJ.i- G. 1). BL'rtTAMANTB. Mississippi Machinery -Perot, Jackson, Mississippi. STENOGRAPHER. JAS, WALSH, STENOGRAPHER, 38 North Court Street. TjtVIDENCE reported in Courts, beforer ef AJ erees, etc veroaum Shorthand laugh.' orallv or hv malL VAPOR BATHS, OR CHRONIC DISEAitLS. DR. E A WH1TK. ap2i No. 182 DeSoto si net, near Beaie. 7VTADAM LONGET (lateUh Menken Bros) ill tKP8 pleasure In Informing nr lady frier da tbat she ha opened a Dre-iakln Establishment at III Stnuran HtrrrX, where she wu be plea-sel to see her former patross. nes having given us the most complete azul ii, SiMislesirs AT PRICES WHICH 1 SE4D7 SALE. TDEIE LATEST IMPORTATION OP SILKS! SILKS! Quadrille nnd BROTHERS, Main street. LIQUORS. WHOLESALE WINE AND LIQUOR Ng. 257 JFront Street, MEMPHIS, : : TENNESSEE, I BI01MAII If?