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VOL 88, TSTO 105
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
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.
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
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
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
Bristow and the Schooner 3Iary JTerritt
Evidence of Witnesses from
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
a s
Name of office and
Albany, N. Y.. ........
Baltimore, ltd
1 71,937
. 511,923
. 70,106
15 354
JUoomington, in...
Boston, Mass ..
Brroklyn, N.Y
Buffalo. N. Y
Barllncton, la....
Chicago, 111
Cincinnati, O
Cleveland, O.. .
Davenport, ia....
DesMolnes, la
Drtrolt, Mich.
Dubuque, Ia... .
185 209
J CI J Ut , J .J 11 ...
Indianapolis, ma-
Kansas cny, iio..
Lafayette, Ind.. .
Leavenworth, Ks
Louisville, Ky..
Milwaukee. Wis ....
22 200
New Orleans, La....
New York, N.Y
Omaha, Neb.....
Peoria, 111.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburg. Pa.
Qulncy, ill
8U Joseph, 3Io..
t. Louis. Mo
906 813
32 494
. 71.2G0
St. Paul, Minn..
Toledo, Ohio......
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
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.
ricancial'Coudltlon of Shelby Count)'
to Bnf, $309,82 H-More Money
Tban wc Know What to
do Wltti.
The-Appeal Is indebted to County
Court Clerk Reilly for tbe following
statement ixom his books showing the
exact financial condition of Shelby
county op to the twenty-sixth day of
Venditioni exponas In tbe bands ol
B. F. Coleman, cleric of circuit
court ?27J,2Si 45
Venditioni exponas In tbe bands of
B. P. Anderson, commissioner of
revenue,. . 213,824 78
Sureties ot A. Woodward, late trus-
Tom HolmanVirr.'cbali'man 'l50 0J
James Reltly. county court clerk,
collections oa account of Missis
sippi Klverrallroad tai 21,233 6G
Oeoree J. Campbell, cleric of second
. circuit court- 221 2S
N. B. Forrest, le?sce of workhouse.. . m 33
German national bank...... 457 33
A.E Krankland, county tax 6i,4SJ08
A. E. Frankland, judgment tax 13 0S4 57
A. K Frankland. courthouse tax 39,25-1 CS
A. E. Frankiand,poorand pesthorue
tux . 25,169 11
A. K FraatUaod, Memphis and Ohio
railroad coupon lax 26,169 1 1
A. E Frankland, courthouse Im
provement tax . . 13.0S 1 57
8uretlesor$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
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
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,
Havana, April 29: The collector,
cashier and appraiser have been impris
oned, charged with complicity with
London, April 29: The failure of an
other stock-broker is reported. The mar-
Ret is generally nrm, with an upward
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
1876, at the Christian Church, by Kev. David
Walk, Mr. Delos Van Brokun and Miss Isa
bel Seikaiox.
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.
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.
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.
Memphis, April 29, lS'C. ap3Q
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
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
o'clock, on the corner of Tennessee and Butler
By order JACKSON P. CBKWH, captain.
Eben F. Rise. Jr , O. S. apSO
TYorklngmen'a Building and Loon Asso
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,
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.
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
TIME. Its name has became a household
word for a household necessity, and one trial
will convince you It Is the chief.
Man'frs, 865 Sain Street.
On Poplar and Washington Streets, and
In Fort PlcSerlns,
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.
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
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
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
242, 244 km 248 WAiK STREET, COR. JBFFERSOI,
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
273 Main Street
Handaom3 ostusu- v :npo?etl of Silks, Damassee, Ecru, Cashmere an
other novel fabric?.
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
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.
38 North Court Street.
TjtVIDENCE reported in Courts, beforer ef
AJ erees, etc veroaum
Shorthand laugh.'
orallv or hv malL
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
Quadrille nnd
Main street.
Ng. 257 JFront Street,

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