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? t-i MEMPHIS, TESTIS., FBIDAY, MAY 5, 1.876. VOL 36, TSTO 109 tc CI.OSINU KATKS .'crddj j coUoh and goldt Nw !tm, 12 7 16;; Hemphit, lljc. tori, gMd oiotri at 1121; Hem Hi AUATHElt I'ltOIIAHIMTIES. W. Omt., OrncE Ch. S:o.Orncrn,l vr LHisuroii, May 5. 1 ju. F-r 7mee and We OAio faffty, ' . g f'jrotnder, increasing catlerly o'l'hcTly winds, ttationary or rising c (ilurc. cloudy and rainy xeealhcr. jKant oowJJ not tUtul the pressure. '.rr vm yestorday ordered to resume .3 com anoil. The Euinm mine Invettisation ie, de- area 1cm1. "A fenteuce! r-'ej are," UentMl tiohenck. Come, Tf.LEOKAM lt night r3m Wash ings Htatea that about,-,, mlInon dol. its id cUver have bB , nt nr , treasury and ub. tccnth of April reairy since the nine- J ."it w;l i nc-au ta'. Tfr of Recorder DalTa Impeach- J3 brought to a close to-day, Jeatly expected, by an acquit- e eTideace eo far adduced for the JUou U m an idle tale. ew Orleans from ectrancei and oJcsir aaoaa. Referred. In the house the no. odiee appropristion bill waa imderdia- cusslou in committee of the whole. A hill psed appropriating nine thousand dollars to pay the ezpeneeaof theLdulei ana investigating committee. Mr. Blaine cfT-red a resolution directing tho committee on -ways and mesns to con sider at once some mer-mro for the re lief of Ihe country from tho threatcuod scarcity of fractional currency, which passsd. Tho message from the Presi dent declining to furnish the houao with information as to his various absences from Washington was read, and was re ceived with cool disdain on tho Demo cratic side and with evident enjoyment on the Republican side. Mr. Randall moved that it be referred to the judiciary committee and printtd. So ordered. A resolution was pasaed accepting an invi tation to attend the opsning of the Cen tennial exposition, and adjourning tho house from Tuesday, May 9th, to Fri day, May 12tb. THE 3IAIFST. Celebration by the German Citizens of ilcmphis Grand Procession Floats -with Emblematic Scenes. All the Teutonic Societies in Line The Centennial 1770 and 1S7(J The May Queen and Her Courf. Speeches by the May Queen, General Gordon and Iter. Mr. Thomas Songs by the Mionncrchor Dancing and the Storm. actors of Switzerland were represented. Iu tho carriage were also tho national colors. On one of these was a picture of the three patriots, resresonun tj!re; Ciuions of Switzerland taking the oath to devoto their lives to tho work of freeing their land from tho thraldom of the tyrant's yoko. Little Beatrice Bchultze, atout four years old, dressed as a gentleman of the continental days, attracted considerable attention. AT THE FARtC. Arrived at the park the procession dis bauded, and with the vast assemblage of ladies and children already gathered there, gavo themselves up to the enjoy ments of tho day, for which the arrange ments we.e of the most complete char acter. Refreshment bi otha of every de scription were on the ground; Arnold's orchestra occupied the stand and dis coursed sweeteet strains, to which the merry throng tripped Hying fee., and every faco was wreathed with smiles grafted into onr American institutions, and from which custom, I imagine, we have derived our own May festival-. -auajsTCs a Da&nurni idea, too, insi established such a custom at this pecu liar season of tho year when universal nature seems to bertjjicing iuthere ttun of young spring, and intensifying " "" uauues; wuen ue eaiiu is ciau in IU BweetesUscene-i of loveliness and beauty; when the forests are vocal with the minstrelsy of birds; when the flow ers, breathing theii sweet fragrahco up on the air, are "dreamine of theim shine ajd the dew." Tho establish ment of such a custom at a time like this ranat have had it3 foundation in a true sentiment of poetry, amid tho fas cinations of beauty and the spells of ro mance. The occasion of Maifeat i3 em phatically one of nr-th and pleasure, of relief from tell and pare and busiteL-s. rJeasure on this rinv cooma v a duty of by those who Decullarly celo nrate u, Indeed the Germans tp mw among tho present. large number of Germans nr-ii'1 peoples who seem to its o-nu iiuuuhu, wnicu col lected a vast throne around tho - . - - o- POLITICAL, e.E Democracy of DtSoto county, -3lsj:ppl,meet in convention on Mon ('.y. the fifth of June, to elect delegates tho Mate convention to be held In Ja-!: ' , on the fourteenth of ths same Ths KnoxvIHe Tribune, promising to make future uie of the epsech of Mr. BIiy, publithed in to-day's Appeal, ajs tbat geatlKmiai hw demonstrated ra -.zi cstafscwriiy that there is no good r-asoa fcr repudiating any portion orour cLlljaions " Tits people o? Hamilton county on ,V ;i;uay pave hearty indorsement to If stor Key, in his recent sr.eech and v. ite upon tho resolution for Mlnissippi la reaction.'' Well, we'll bet a brars ..... mono otaiilnoconn "3 o tiiis or theadjoip'ing States. KriDEfi,QRA-Vrh" Jet done hah'ao .'.iegn-cofu! and d,8. vlug General Cuater from duty, bor M9e h9 trsUfled !o the 1J iae-u'Jknap poit-tradershipln-TeitigAt.ons. Bicause he did not black " ; , r,0.a' Ti'.ti peijury, the chief-mag- ao republic coraoiand. has relieved him Miller, Dolhonde & Co., of New Or.cane, in their last Circular, ay: " Tne new water way to tbo sea by the 1 S nth Phi,' at the mouth of the Missis-s-pri, iu charge of Captain Erds, will j;rovo tuccesfi'ul from present reports, Jiad already is creating better feeling in b 3sit42S3 and preparation for large for cd exports next fall." The T)zmcrts of Knox county, tho Kncxvillo Tribune Buys: "While giving " co iitslructioDS to tbo delegate! to " Nashville, oxprrssed a preference fcr "43V!Ti3or '.Hiomaa A. Hendrickp, of 1 In :iaus, as the nominee of theDemo " cratiw psrty at St. Louis for the Prrd " deary We need hardly say," adds I'-vj Tribune, "that in this expression " we most heaitity concur." G kant's message to the house, in an. o wr to Black well's inquiry into tho CQ, . . . . 1 ? I . 7 J . m . taeuvc wi me jrrraiueni irt jj jjjQ capital, and whether any execj'jyg bnaj. iisss i a l bem trausaeted -y j,jm wijjie u-j au-rci, iu a scarp u'jCUmeutl direct U!3 P,3r 8Ul acc imnanied. pi it f lja li9t"' precedents justilying " ' ". e, win bo, we suppose, a I. .s'p'f te matter. LonlfiTlIlo HmlicaU nil for Ilrlloir. LoursviLLE. Mav 4. Th meetings of the Republican party In this city were all largely attende.'. There was a lively contest In some wards fur the position of delegates, but all of the candidates were pronounced as Bn'stow men, and the city delegation is uvu Imous for his nomination p.t Cincinnati. The Knnimi CreCnbRc!irft. Topeka, May 4 In tho State green- -wo kuutcuuuu w-uay, iweive coun ties Wire represented by thirty-flvo del egates. Judge Beal w?i chosen presi dent, and delegate? elected to the con vention at Indiananolia on tho seven teanth in&taut. 1h ilarj InnU Rcpnbllcnns. iiEDERioK, May 4.-The Republican i aw j c.-uvenuou met to-aay, wa!he- loa.?; Tc.k P'OB. CVC. Fulton and John Thomri, Jr., of Baltimore, and J. B. Pugh Cech aad Edward Walker ffIwea', wer Reeled delegates at large ICcpnbllcnn Convention Firth .Unisr chusettM II-itrict. Worcester, May 4 At the Rspub Ilcau convention of the fifth Masacnu. etts district to-dav Hon. A. K. Kn I Inn fcr and George F. Hoar, of Worcester, weio elected delegat- s to the Cincinnati con vention. Democratic Convention Finii Concrci nloual District, Ohio. Toledo, May 4. At the Democratic convention of the fifth congressional district, held at Defiance. Ohio, to-day, General A. V. Rice, of Putnam county, was nominated for rep ejentatlvo by ac clamation. Resolutions were passed favoring the unconditional repeal of tho resumption act, a gradual withdrawal of national bank paper and the election of j&s-uovemor Allen for Presidont. Nontli Carolina Democratic Convention. Columbia, My 4. The Democratic State convention met this ovening. D. W. Aiken, master of the State grange, was chc3en temporary president, and General J. B. Keishaw, permanent president. Resolutions were introduced to confine the business of the conven tion to the election of delegates to tho National convention and the State executive committee. Tli convention is still in session. The dele gates will ba unpledged. The weather vesterdav wm Inst fho right temperature and general condition for the comfortable enjoyment of th& great event appointed for the day by our Uerraah citizens, and consequently the precession wci one of tho grandnt af fairs evo att?mpted on tho occasion of the celebration of May day. The picnic had Inen t .Co postponed, both times oh account of tho inclement weather, which tends somewhat detract irom wnat it would oi.itirwtee have been at least in point cf numbers participating in the prcocrsion. Tho arrangements in every particular could not have been more perfect, aul the opportunities af forded for enjoyment cou'd not havo been more varied. Tne eidewalks were lined with specato-a long before the hour for the procension to move, and throughout the day the street cars on ! me J ames park line were crowusd with jamrs r.an cmiuren, anxious to pay I'iuuiuiuuiu auveni oi mo month nf iiowers. THE TROCESSIOH started from Cochran hall, on Main street, at eleven o'clock, and, headed by Arnold's br? '3 band of thirteen pieces, marched down Main street to VaLco, -ui. vauce to jam i parn. At tne head of the procession were Chief Marshal Schaper, with Adjutants C. A. Beehn and Henry Schultze, f 'lowed by Assist- j ani ju.arsnai3 John mi, wnere tne speech ny the iJav vueen was to te uenvereu. THE QUEEN OF MAY, (Miss Fannie Schultze) was escorted upon the stand by the two Georgo wasningtons taiastera waiKer ioiien berg and Clyde Steinkuhl), when Mas ter Walker Hollenberg introduced the queen to her subjects with the following neat little speech, delivered in a clear, firmveice: "Ladies and Gentlemen I have tbo honor to introduce to you the Queen of the May, who will deliver her annual atiurcES." Tho queen was received with applause, when she stepped forward, with true royal dignity and majestic bsaring, and delivered her speech. the speech of the may queen. Ladies and Gentlemen Thankful for another glorious day of sunshine and gladussH.I congratulate you that through tho storm ana a year of sadness and grief onco more sweat oyed May comes to bless the oanh with her green leaves, her fragrant flowers ami her cheering smiles. Auo'ber yeaf la paned and gone another year with its many woes and its many, so.row?, has left much cause lor bitter tears and painful memo ries, yet when the tale of all our woes is told, and all our griefs are buiied in our tears, now comes gentle May with un erring time to bring back once more the uay or joy ana renew tne hope of life. Life i3 full of trials, and the pnt may Wendel, Thames LaMalta, and Joseph bave ' "f0? f" ,? Pain"1 disappoint Emerich. Following thrso wen a car- . menfe yet all of li Wis not Sorrow, nor all : . i m ... . I nilr nvtia il ava r: rr r 1 1 f i .nntr ornnnd iiukc, urawn oy lour wiilto horses, nnn. I "" tainhig the orator of tho day, General G. W. Gordon, aud Rev. Adolphus Thomas, accompanied by Chairmun William Miller of tho committee of ar rangement and Secretary William Giaentzer, of the Teutonic association. the tdrnverein association, numbfflng abont sixty ujoiuucrj') wim rosettes or black, wnite ana red ribbons. w?q ih nrst society, headed by President Wm. Wtsche. This society Is composed of leading and most enterprising German citizens, and made a good appearance. Next came the Centennial wagon, rep resenting the THE iaiPJEAOHMEXT. Scc.tc. jjemocbatic State conventions for .be clecIon of delegttes to the National "CDvc-r-tion have been held asfol'ows, up n:h'3.ac: Maapachusetts, September 1675; Louisiana, January 6; Texas, JajUAry,7; New Hampshire, January 11, Connecticut, February 23; Rhode Ir'.ard, March 10; Pennsylvania, March --; Icdiana, April 19; Nebraska, April 10. Oregon, April LG; New York, April Io UecrpiB, conventions in the sev eral coLgressional districts chose dele g .tcs Apill 0 Only one Slae (Indi-n-;) bas instructed (for Hendricks) and Now Yrk indorsed Tilden. We learn from the Nashville Ameii cm. cf yesterday, that a final settlement cf the affairs of the Union bank was in ih? chancery court Monday, JiLi Joc, !i W. Allen was released from U:h boad p trustee of the bank. This rsfo t,v 5ved three thcu-snd shares of b ofi'unticg to three hundred and f.r;aiy tnouaand dollar?. In winding p ?! e t-a:4k u number of the stockhold ers rc.sa d the settlement propose J by iX3 J ae :i. tins ee, and the ceie was thr rupreme coort, where it was hi fvor. The i:er cent, set- i.-:i'iiging to each stockholder n j ilfcCi I in separate envelopes, now in the hands of the clerk" a a ler for df'tribution. Prr.T - est to Mr. Meriwether's lec 'a' . w ri . j to-Light is the snnouace- t !o New York Evening Post -a - Saturday Mrs. Charles Rutssll i- r ;')'. lidy Hto bar the name e -m hand, lut Mrs. Josephine ' Is -n, if hue ia ta 18 spoken of 0 i r cfO lal nam:, wa ipjolDted by ti or T:Wea ti fill th9 NewYori - ' c , oj the ijoaid of State chari- - u s-1 ly the retirement of Charles y.r-!.3;i. Governor Tilden had the 1 -.it- nf iparnlDg that the appoint o v,- i iitaafy confirmed by the a .ritnat Mrs. Lowell Whence f r a .u.T:i si9ner of State chirities. Mr3. L e ! i a daughter of Francis j.; S isw. of Slalen Island. Her bus- (i '-i.a. met with alike fate at Fort l i!o leading Lis blck regl e F.fty-fourth of Mawaebusetts t r-- ihe livedo New York city, r 1 1 r t.me and exeriiocs to hu a useful Iabn. WASHING-, May 4. After the morning uour the senate resumed tho 'utpewament trial of Ex-Secretarv B Ex-Senator Carpenter, of counsel for respondent, eaiu li the court wps to ad Journ next week r-j proposed, it would be In the middle of the argument, and ne nau no uouot it would bo more con venient to bo.n sides to have tne argu menta postponed until the re-ss eaabling ui uie senate. manager ijord said the mansgrs wouiu preier to have a consecutive hosr mg, but If Ihe argument was to be brok en ny an adjournment the managers would prefer to have tho argument post poned until tne nitesnib instant. Af.er. me discussion the serae ro fused to postpone hoaring, by a vote of yeas, 24; nays, 3S. Mr. Blair, fcr tho respondent, opened ine argument on the question oi juri diction, quoting at length from the Blount cese. He denied the power of me senate to try private citizens on ar tides of Impeachment. He csutended that several United States judges had resigned and tne impeachment proceed ings ngainst them stopped. When Mr. Blair concluded his argu ment the senate took a recess of fifteen minutes. Upon reassembling Manager L?rd ro- pned to the argument oi Mr. iilair. He asserted that the eeaats had jurisdiction in tne esse, ana in support of his argu ment cited numerous ieeal authorities. When Manager Lord concluded, the senate, sitting n a cour: or impeach ment, adjourned until to-morrow, and the consideration of legislative business was resumed and the senate soon ad journed. TVASniXCIOX. Conl Innntlou of the- Kxmninntlnn of l'ompon-4 Little Jotinny Davenport, (lie Tool of flic AUmlnlatratlon. rfi in bit tie at Winchester in the ii w ir. Her brother, Colonel R. Tt'U m t noUble event in the Eenate y h e-13 wiu the pretentation by Conk i ifaiM-mion praying the luter'er-t- t L" idled State for the release f o. ndon from au KcgUsh jiil, r- fp'r d to the '"immittee on f -c ' 'I- a at r M'MiIlsn. from tj j tr c i-nmr :e, re, nrted at . t .t i t- exempt ail ves c at.g g J ia the navigation of the llttlssippl river and its tributaries above Washington, Aiay 4 The commit tee expenditures in the department of justice to-day continued the examina tion of John 1. .Davenport. The witnesi wes peuonally acquainted with every person who sign 1 the vouchers, and finew eh to be genuine; knew every man on the pay-rolls; received pay for tervlccs actually rendered; eveiy paper proJueed was a bena fide voucher, cov ering money actually expended; these were ail the voucbe.j ho wtsnowabJe to furnish, and the vouched for all the money he had received aud expended, except some very small sums of no con siderable amcuntp. In reply to Mr. Coucer witnr s said the r suit f this ex penditure had been to suppue . and pre vent fraudulent voting; too fraudulent voting wesdecreas d greater in the Dem ocratic puity than in tne Republican party; the work was so completely done it cou'd now be carried on at very little expent-e. Mr. Conger Has your expenditures of this money consummated the object which you euppcjd it would, aud which he President had reason to believe it would when he anthorizrd the money to Le piid over to you f )r this purpose? Answer It bus, sir. Sevtril questions of like import were aked by Mr. Conger, to which Mr. Caulfield strenuously objected. Mr. Con ger insisted that it wa important to show whether the Pr ident wrs justified in ordering the expenditure of this turn of money. After some time spent in discussion, Mr. Caulfield objected to the questions being answeieJ unless the committee decided it. A vote showed four In the affirmative and three in the negative. Mr. Caulfield Well, you will see where this;thing will leadto now. In answer to questions by Mr. Can dler, the witness said that the entire c:st of his work had been sixty-five thous and dollars, the difference between that sum and thirty-four thousand dollars coming from nnother fund, for which vouchers wero in the treasury depart ment; that he charged tho government for the labor ou the book?, and for the bocks themselves; that the government owicdscmor.f the books, hue he him telf owned the others, which he had copy righted. Adjourned. Colonial conokes3 of 1776, This represented Liberty hall, in Philadelphia, and Ihe occasion of the reading of tho Declaration of Independ ence. A number of prominent charac ters or that uay and time were repre sented. Among them Master Wm. Voeali represented Georee Washiuctou: Frank Wolff stood at the speaker s desk with tho parchment from which was read the Declaration cf Independence; Master Clyde Sfoiakuhl represented General Lsfayette, and Master Walker Hollenberg, dressed in Continental cos- tumo, together with several other lads coitnmed in tho day of 1776. A con spicuous feature of this float was tho four Continental, soldiers, in costumee. arms, etc., of tho "times that tried men's souls," standing by the four support ing columns of the hall. Fifty-one lads seated miuehaii, e'l in Continental cos tume, represent the me nbers of tho Continents' congress. Tho float was gotten up to represent a stoie building, witu six, columns supporting tae roor. On tho wall hack of the speaker's desk wrs a large painting representing the Goddess of L'berty and the American Eagle watching the great event trans piring on tho occrsion. Tho float wrs lourteen by twentjfeet in dimensions, ana paid to ne the largt it lloat ever drawn through our streets in pre 3ession. Tje reprehensions wera excellently de- signed, and DU'lt under the immediate direction of Mr. John Roush. The painting was done by Mr. William H. Arnold, and was also good work in water colors. the qeesian benevolent society, with about eighty-five members, headed by Vice-President Martin Biiger,follo wed next, with their elegant roclety regalia. Ihe society banner being one of tho most attractive in uie line, it beats the em blem, "Faiih, Hopo aud Charity," ex pressive of tho noble work to which this society is devoted. lis membership is composed of tho older German citizens, which makr s it one of cur mo3t popular social organizations. Next came THE QRDETLI SS0CIATION, also a benevolent institution, which numbers about fifty members. The Gruetli is also ono of the most prom inent citizen organizations, numbering in its membership all the prominent representatives from the three cantons of Switzerland. Here followed the GERMAN BRUDERBUND, with a membership of about seventy- live, composed cb'.tfly of young Ger mans, and representatives of all the prominent Gt-rman families. This so ciety is in a flourishing condition, and held in high eattem by all citizens of Memphis. These wero the socities on fcot in the procession. Then followed an immense float representing THE GLORIOUS UNION OF 1876. In tim center cf tho float was an im mense rocn representing tho stability anu enuunng cnaracrer oi our rrov- ertment, where our German citizens have adopted a home suitab'e to their ideas of liberty of conscience, freedom of speech and the enjoyment of religious liberty. Seated on this rock was the Goddets of Lib3rty, represented by beautiiui young lady, jatas Line Scbu'lze.who was surrounded by thirty- seven little misses representing the number of States cow forming the Union. Tho float was profusely deco rated with garlands of evergreens and fljwers, beautifully wrougbt.forming an attractive feature. Inscriptions here and there about the float gave the character it was designed to portray in the day's feetlvity. On one side was the inscrip tion, in large figures, "1776-1876;" on another, ''One Hundred Years Ago," and on another, l E Piuribus Unum." This float wp i drawn by four splendid white steeds, and presented a btautiful picture. Tniri wi i also a creation of Mr. John Roi'sh's genius, who is enti tled to much praise for the interest man ifested in the getting up of these two at tractive features of the procession. Here followed A LINE OF CARRIAGES containing the children of the various ciotiea lu theprcc aaion. Thecarriaees were profusely decora' id with flowers and evergreens, and he children were in holiday cosiuaie, and cs happy ps larks. One of thc&e carriage i, drawn by our white hordes, conta'ned the May Queen, Miss Fa., lie Kchr'tze, and her maids of honor, Misses Belle Goldbaum and Alice Schaper. Another prom inent carriage, also drawn by four white horses, containing represent- aiivea of the cantons of Kwitzsrland. Mim Emily Mollwo was tl beautiful (rnldess of Liberty, Mies tuclia Cohen, May Queen, atd Misses R 3 Cibcn aud Nellie Lloilwo, Maid3 cf Honor. Eddie Webter reprraented William Tell. Other prominent char. o; grief. Xioox. around you. Here are happy beans, here smil ing iaces, hero happy wcads, green fields, and budologbloesoms and flower; here peace and plenty scatter their stores around the throne of beautv and bid you again be full of happiness. Then give to thi3 bright May-day your whole heart and be happy and gay. Let the sweetest music bid you to the festivo dance, and joy unalloyed flow sweetly through every heart, iioug life and hsppy days to all, aud I trust this bright ai ay-day may be ono oi the brightest which tho memory will point to in all coming timo as one of its brightest when tne sunset oi life stian lingsr in life's de dining shadow. "We pledge to-day the ruly wine to the good old days of Iat!ieriand, whence come pleasant thoughts of the dear old long ago. I Ap plause. The (i ueen withdrew from the stand, accompanied by her attendants, and dancing and other amusemen's were resumed. At fivo o'clock tho trumpet again sonnded the "attention," when Hon. John Rouh announced that speeches would be delivers d by General Gordon and Rev. Mr. Thomay, the first in Eng lish anu the latter in uerman. tianeral Gordon was then escorted to tho stand and introduced to tho audience by oniei marshal jr. u. ochaper, when general gordon said: Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Fellow-Citizens I esteem it my duiy, as it certainly ia my desire, fi'sr, to acknowledge the honor of the invitation that bring3 me before you. I am d. spiy grateful for this unexpected manifestation of yourcourte3y and con sideration. And, coming before you as I do, unknown to fame and unheralded by distinc!on, such a testimony of your regard, 's doubly valuable. And al though I am neither personally nor pub licly acquainted with but few of you, I am not a stranger r your history, nor an alien to your interests. And I am pleased at this opportunity to say so pler2d to meet and to greet the repre sentativa men and women of that na tionality which has added, and is still addinp, so much to tho gloiv and pros pjrity of this great country. Though we do not all claim a common nationality; though many of you first saw the lig , beneath the soft ckifs of distant Ger many, and plucked your first flowers along the banks of her beautiful streams, yet we are henceforth identified by a common history inspire 1 by common hopes, actuated by inutuhl intercuts and bound together in a common destiny. There is nothing, then, that appertains to your prosperity and happiness to which I could be con sistently indifferent; nothing in this great land of ours that is dear to your hearts that does not find a responsive chord in mine. Under such circum stances, then, it is with unmlngled sat isfaction hat I meet you, and would nere renew my thanss for your unex pected Invitation to be with you to-dav. and at the same time would ask you not to meesuro the value which 1 attach to the d'st' notion you have done me by the brief, imperfect, unsystematic oration I offer you. I say brief, for It is not my puiposa to detain you, and chiefly for two reasons: uirat, it seems to mo that it would bo almost a profanation to in terrupt for any considerable length of time the pleasures and festivities of this beautiful occasion with eo duU a per formance as that of a speech. You I ave not assembled here to undergo in auy- wis3 the sense of labor, reflection or in struction, but to give your heads and hearts up to lightness, and merriment, and music and song, aud to rejoice in the return of that day which has be come sd dear to the neaitof the Ger- man, no matter undor whatever part of God's beautiiui concave he may be placed. And, second, I will not detain you because I have personally a senti mental horror of lorg speeches on all occasions, lut more especially where "Youth ami Pleasure meet To chase the hoars with flylne leet." I pledge you, then, tha. if I do not entertain with what I shall siy, I will at least not weary by the leDgth of time 1 shall detain you. J. congratulate vou upon the return of this joyous occasion, and hope that you will et j y the pleas ures and amenities of this Centennial Maifest with more than ordinary suscep- tioiuties, anu to your, hearts' complete satisfaction. I confess, my friends, that I do not know the origin of the Maifest, nor have I been able to ascertain the precise time at which it was first insti tuted, nor tho circumstances which first led to its commemoration. We are in formed, however, that it existed previ ous to the advent of the Saxons into Briton, und was taken by them to that country, but how long it had existed in Germany previous to that we do not know. I doubt not many of you could tell me. I believe tradition says its or igin antedates the birth of Christ At all event', its beginning is fixed at some indefinite time, far back in the dim past, and for century upon century its cele bration has taken place, until time has consecrated it and custom given it a permanent placo in German his tory. And whatever may have been tho time or purpose of its adoption, it is a beautiful custom, and is not only ce.ebrated in Father land, but wherever there are Germans enough assembled to constitute a festi val. For nearly twenty years, I think, the Maifest has been annually com memorated in this city. And we are glad to see eo beautiful a custom en- ft iintvs na all ought, provided fas in this case it is) their Industrial activity is equal to their pleasure-loving spirit. And I repeat, then, that we sre glad to Bee thiJt refredhlrg, rejuvenating custom becoming one of the eolid institutions of this country; and we would bo glad, too, to see more here to-day to participate in thl3 Centennial festival. And, my German frionds, when you write to your countrymen in Fatherland, tell tbem about your Maifests here. Tell thera to come; that they will be welcomed. Tell them that they canJ be ps happy aud prosperous here!, upon the bank of our grand old river, a3 upon the vine clad hills of their own clasic Rhine, fell them what splendid progress your countrymen are making here, and what Garman ludustry and enterpr'se havo already accomplished in this country. Tell them that there is not a communi ty, or villre, or city in the" United States, where the Germans are a domi nant element, but what is vital, pros perous and proprerive. And tell them that we giadly invite a pfi ple of such thrii., enterprise, in dustry and intelligence to our shor i. Moreover (and I do not eay it to gratify your nationpl pride, but a - a f3ct), not only are the Germns occupying tho advanced positions in tho commerce' world, but they are to-day in the very front rank of the iute'iectue'. They are the leaders of human thought in this age. Hear what Mr. Kux.ey, one of England's greatest scientist-, and one of the intellectual monarchs of the present age, says about 'ifs: " Ask," says he, 'an mau who Is investigating any question thoroughly and profoundly be it rritorical, pa.f'o3ophlr d, philologi cal, physical, literary, or theological who -s trying to make himself master of any at trace subject (except, perhaps, political xmorny and ceoiogy, which aro inteueely A utdiaan sciences) whether ho is not compelled to read half a dczen tim-s as many German n English dooks." And ho procc )ds: "The uer man universities are the mcst intensely cultivated, ana most productive inter lectual corporations the world hes ever seen. The Uei'mana dominate tho intel lectual world by virtue of the same sim pie secret that made Napoleon mrster oi oiu j&uropa. They have declared la carriere ouverte aux talents, and every Bursch marches with a pro fessor's gown ia his knapsack. In Germany they do not leave the chances of his holding the office he would render illustrious to the tender mercies of a hot canvass, and the final wisdom of a mob of country parsons. Let him become a great echolar or a man of science, and compete for hisservicrs." Such is tho testimony of the great Hux- ley to the intellectual tupenonty of the German race. And he implicitly tel's us, too, that, this superiority is duo to the same principle that has given them the.ir commercial a-?cendancy In Vi many parts of tho world energy, en terpriso of character and inflexibility of purpose, what German Is not proud of tnecontnnutions which the genius and industry of his ciutiymen have made to the philosophy, the eciencs, the lit erature and the poetry of the world. The philosophers, the snentisn, the poets. the artists, the scholars and theologians ot uermany, claim parity with an others, and rank ser-ond to none. We contemplate with ptido the genii's of her Mumuoi its, tier lUsmarcK", herUoethes, ner BcuMtrs and her Hemes, her mi there and Melancthon?, her Corneliuses and Karlbacbs, her Beethovens, Haydens, Haudels and Mozart?, anu her illustrious men in other deoartmen's of science and st West spirit lin ever surpa'sed, in his Department, the wonderful Alexander Von Humboldt, whose love or wisdom and science led him through so many scenes of toil and danger; and at last to a point on Chimborazo's ice clad bights where the condors "daro not build, nor iusect's wing flit o'er the herbles3 granite." And coming nearer home, the great Carl Schurz invites cur notico the Bismarck of America. Hs ability challenges compar'son with that oi any American state inian, while tho nationality of his sentimen i, tbo con servatlsm of h?s public course, and the independence of his character have elicited the admiration even of his polit ical adversirics. And wh'le we belong to different politic?! par tin, he is a man whom I would like to most, and I hepa cur German idends wi'l some time in duce him to come to Memphis. If we can get him down here, maybe wo caa get him more on our side. You know he is coming over; and you snow, too, we want to get all the great men on our side. It would be a fitting time to have him come among t's during this great harmonizing uenianmai year. And here I am reminded that th's is the anniversaiy of the year whoso transac tions led to one of the mc it important events in human h'story the politicl aud religions emancipation of the pt ople of this country. And sUndng tcay on the summit of t'io mighty pr sent and looking through the urs- aud sha dows of one hundred yes'j, what vtst results apperince then wuat f baling events rise tefore the imagination and make us feel n if our very near i wou'd atop and bush, and dream aad wonder. Think of it! From three million of subjects, we have grown intj nearly forty million of . -C3men. From a lew young viilagr i iu 'he east, a thousand populous and t wer.i'l cities have sprung proudly up, a-jd o-day thuir spires refi.ct the sunlight from the At lantic to tho Pacific. From tbiitieu small colonies, wo have expanded into more than forty great SfV s and Terri tories, until now ot'rgc graphical extent is oniy equaled by thrt i nations of the earth Cuina, Rmsia and Great Britain; while they are many centi'iiea old, and we but one. And if the population of this nation ontiuues to increase during the next one hundred yer s in the came proportion it hes (luting the last, bhe would then 1.3 r.blo t gather the mightiest array of human strength that this vast e?rth has ever maishaled. She would then be five hundred nr!l ion strong. But this cannot Le. There will be wanting the same causes to produce such a rapd augmentation in her popu lation. Nevertheless, unle s she fai's within henelf, she will then be able to defy the combined poweu of tho world. And If peace and the bl- ssings of liberly remain with us, who can predict the u lure powor, glory and grandeur of this young but mighty and expanding em pire? And now to the people of all lands, who will come with energy and industry and intelligence; who will come to identify themselves with us; who will unite with us in the maintenance of peace and the preservation of constitu tional liberty, wo offer an Invitation to come tojthis broad land of ours, which taken all in all is perhaps tho most favored land that marks the globe a land too (we venture to predict) tho splendor and greatness of whose future history can only be equaled by Oriental tradition. General Gordon was frequently inter rupted with tho plaudits of tho vast as semblage, showing that his address was well received, and the themes upon vhich he touched with such towering eloquence found responsive feelings ; REV. JIR. THOilAS'S SPEECH rou-jnCd immediately after, in tho Ger man language, and was listened to most attentively, and during its delivery the speaker was frequently interrupted with applause, showing that the talented gen tleman wss discuesing a theme very dear to ths hearts of tho German people. Our reporter being unable to interpret the addref, we regret belrg unable to Ri"e e v n an outline f what seenud to bo such au latcilectui.! treat to our Ger man fellow-citizen?. THE 2LENNEBCHOE. After the speeches the German Mten nerchor, with Pevunteen voices, under the musical direction Cf Prof. WInckler, sang excellently several selections, -with instrumental accompaniment by Ar nold's orchestra. The singing was en joyed very much by all present, each selection being heartily applauded. AN ABRUPT CLOSE. Daring the afternoon several pnscial features were arranecd for the enjoy ment of the little peopio, and passsd off pleenantly and without a 6lijgle occur rence tending to mar the pleasures of the day. Dancing, of course, ruled tho hour, aud for this Arnold's orchestra discoursed tho finest Ejections of dance music. Toward evening the crowd had grown to enormous propoitions, but vivid flashes of lightning began playing in the northwest, accompanied by dis tant muttering thunders, which wes ominous of a coming storm which ne cesitatcd the bringing to a sudden close what promised to bo ono of the mcst pleasant oveniugs ever enjojed within the James park ineloaure. TMIf TIIE EASTERN WJESTIOX. The Porte Consent to Itencw Armis tice but It Itomly for an Extcr mlnittingr TTnr. London, May 4. The Pall Mall Ga zette's Berlin dispatch mentions the re port that Count Andra y come3 to Ber lin at tho spjcial request of Ru: a, who is anxious tort sumo the agreement with Audria on the fa tern question. The Carls Rube Zeitung say3 that the Porte, the instance of the powei j, has con sented to renew the atmistice, and at tue same time he has mtimatea his de termination, snouid tne insurgents re fase an arm'stice, to listen to no further prolters of mediation, but ctush the re bellion by force. 'cs'Onr recent Importations in the above lines having given us rlie mo.,, complete ami largest Assortment of ttiese goods ever shown lu Memphis; anl our facilities for their jwr cfcpse in Earopo anil tranMer to this port be.fi u a.xcelleii, we are t ualiled to offer Sisiisliiiffl&Bislsfflrs Extinordlnnry barcalns in Linen Hfcretluss, L1rf-j I'U'oit-' tu.in.ici. Spef teena,and lllclmrdsan'H nitrlvnlrd Frosting nn:t fn-ntl I.'nftis, Hlenclied, Hnir-UIeacIifU nnd llrovrn L neu Ynble inauli, Tnrke; -rvrl ami nntliler XolUnftts, Tollioello and i nmn-li HcM of TlIe :ojtH 3,t SnpkiiM to matcb ; Doyllen, Xapkloa ai d I ny-' ntr:, ronnil, nvnl nod sqnnre : nil Blzea and qnnlltll Jliictr, Honrj.ootnb, l-ntrslt nmt t'urklih Towel'. Ilamaik, Diaper, Uncle nntl Crimn lon-ellbfr. Ltneu Carriage Honrs, l'rluted, Emboued and Embroidered TbIe-lovcr, t ,u 72erd 1'lanc Covera, a choice njnl elrffant Assortment, nt attract! vt prices. LES TOILET QUILTS, au ltuxeme variety, all a!zes nrt qn illllrc.at low prices. Wenre alio showing an cx tnialte line or uw EXHIBITION Q UILTS Boney-comb tlailla nt 75c, 81. 81 25 nn-J 81 50 each. Henntlfnl lines or RT. HALL LACK CU3tTJkINH-thc most attractive ever Imported, at wonderfully low prices. ZAWEHSTEIN 242, 244 Si) 246 MM 8TBBBT, GOB, JSFFEBSOB. Keuken Escapes. London, May 4. At tho trial to-day or itenEen, one of the shin liennie mu tineers, Justice Brett said Doubtless Ren Ken wrs a disgraceful criminal, an there wss very strong evidence of his being accessory after tho fact, but as he could net ba convicted for that offense under the extradition treaty, and th evidence azaiust him being insufficient to convict of murder, the chargr3 against him must be withdrawn. MARRIED. ECRUUCK HA.ILEY May 4th, by Bev.W D. ilayfield, at the residence of 3Ir. Fope, Memphis, Mr. It. w". JScrugos and Miss Q. A Bailey, bath of Germantown. HENItY OALLAAVAY -At the re-Jidecce of James K Hmall, Eiq., Corinth, Mls-j., Thnra day, May 3, h76, Mr. TnoMia E. ItoitY and MiFS IiAUEA ItOSE GALLAWAY. 8TEWAUT AVH ITE Oa the 2d Instant, at huntyn'd Stal'on, by a. Landrnm, D.D., Geo K. Stewart, JI.L)., and Mls-s Ida May WniTE daughter of C 1. Khelton White. MOOltn-liie friends nnd acqnsluiaucesof Samuelia 8. and the late Virgil V. Moore aro Invited to alttnd tbe luiunlor their Infant daughter, Lizzie Lie, from the residence of Mrs. E. A. Shepberd, .No. '19 Pontotoc street extended. thlglKRIDAYlevenlnc. at 4 o'clock. Attention, Knights Templar. THK officers and mcnibeis of St. Elmo a Commandcry Noli are hereby or- vy derodtomeet at the Etosltlon Bulld-V ing this (KKIDAY) evening, at 8 o'clock, FOR ISy order B. P. HALLER, E. C, It. W. 8HICLT0N, Recorder. Attention, Knights Templar. riillE membei - of Cyrene Commandery, L No 1, K. T., are hereby ordered to at tend In-Fatisrue Dn this (FRIDAY), evening, at 8 o'clock sharp, at Exposition By order. ED WORSHAM, E. C. T. J. Bahchjs, Kecoii'er. To Wliom it May Concern. qiUIS Is to certify, that the Merchants In- Mr. Wm. Gay, has this day paid us In lull, and iu our euure sausincuon, lor an loss ana nam-e-re tust?iued by us at the recent fire, which occurrd on tho ?Jtii April, at our late resi dence, 67 tjhelby street; and we take great pleasure in recommenjmg said comnanv to ine insuring puuiic. n. viuuiai. -i . a. viuisiai. Memphis, May 3, 1876. my5 CHANCERY SALE or- No. 116 i, R. Chancery Court of Bhelby county, ieunessee. v. Mr . itumpnreys vs. A. J. Whlto et al. TY virtue of an interlocutory decree for sale, euterod In the above cause nn ti n na uay oi Jiay, is;b, i win tell, at public auc tiou. to the highest bidder, in front of tbe i ierK anu Mr ter's office, Courthouse Build ing, Main street, Mempbli;, Tenn., on Saturday, May 27, 1876, within legal houH, the following described property, situated in tbe citv oi MemnhlH. Shelby county. Tenn.. and ilciianaU 1 unon a plan of the extension of the northern part of ihe city of Memphis through tbe Property of vv . ii. ureeniaw iE i o., sanarrans en M., b.. 1. K el, R. F. I oonry et al., per surveys made by M. A. Kerr April, 18M. as lot f 1, and bounded and descrlbej ai follows: Fronting "1 ft et -inches on the west side of Third street and running back bstarcen parallel line ; at right angles with sjid street lii U et a lncht taan alley 21 leet 9 lnclv wlde.the couth iine of baiu ;oi ueu.g noun line of Mill utreet lo he divide i ini 3 two Io ; and f ild accordingly. Terms oi Hale One-third (') cash; balance in six and twelve months; notes with ap proved security bearing interct at 6 per cent, from date; Hen retained till same are paid. IUI1 o, io. 0. O. A. COLE, Clerk and Mu,... By R. J. Black, 1). C. aud M. L. B. McFarlacd, Att'y. my5 12 19 26 27 rpRUSTEE'd SALE By virtue of tho power t- . ..cw u inu w- .irtiMea uy a ueeu maue by wrilam Morgan, colored, on 2!d of n. cembfcr, 1oi5, to secure cer(an Indebtedness therein mentioned, which Dee 1 In Trust Is recorded in ChaU i B-ok No. 9, pre 413, of the Register' ofllce of ' helby county. Tennes see. I wi 1, oa WlDKuAY, May 17. 1S76. within If .rlhouiJ attiiei luth e-ate of i:nnrt quare,on : outh oui stieet.l'i the city of Mempuls, Term ice.seh to the hlrhrst hiil. der, tor caih, tefoi'owiue pei.onal property: One Mhce fly Hack, No. S5 and Double Har ness for s- me; one B Mare and one Black iloise. Th's sale im-ao at tbe reanestnr tho benetlclary In said deed, to secure the balance due on said Indeb'edness. The title Is be- teved io lie perfect, but I sell ps trustpnmr. May 3, 1876. J. J. DUFFY. Trustee. nutu a uotiier, Att'ys. myj Democratic ExecntiTO Committee rpHE gentlemen appointed on the Demo X cratic Executive Committee by tbe recent convention, held at the Exrjosltlon HniMinr are reques.ed t meet at the office of L. B. Mcrariand. Esq.,19 Madison street (Planters Insurance Building), Memphis, at 2 o'clock frntniUny, theI3t!i Jlny of May, 1876, for organization nnd other bnslnesx. J. Mr BKOOKB. myl U. W. MILLER, NOTICE TO MERCHANTS. TAX-COLLECTOR, OFFICE OF CIT Memphis, Tiaw., April 23. 1S76. f bit JuJge Emmons having refused?the ap plication oi the merchants for a stay of the collection of the tax levied upon their capi at to pay the Judgment of T. E. Brown, all psrtlcs owing this tax are requested U come forward immediately and pay the same and save additional expense. FRED. C. BCHAPKR, aPJ City Tax-collector. aai'OLEON mix. w. rOlITHSK. COTTON FA sale 360 ADD 362 FROST STREET, CTO MEMPHIS m& f Aft f A W&olesale Geem i COii CT Mo. Front St., S2"em?iiis, Teiia. COTTON FA Fronting Linens, ow Linens,- nen Sheetings OF SCOTCH OS IRISH MANUFACTURE! We are prepared to furnish the production of cele brated makes, and offer standard numbers of Irish Linens AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES ! OSEPH COLL&CO. 273 Main Street The J. C. Hoadley, Erie City, or Watertswn Foitablc, or VTcouIinrr Stationary, orbklnner's small Engines, with Horizontal Boiler. rnilRESIIINU MACHINES OF ALL KINDS esp.ciallj Urai i. ..tll i; .r ,, , Ilef., Two X Horse Railway (Tread) power THKKSHKIM, Mfcl'.vRiloK-t ana Ci.ttMRS at J2 for One-IIorfe power, ard S27j lor Two-Horse MaciitntH. ud freight from tactory. The Uae Ilorso Thresher will thresh and clean seventy-live to one hundred and wenty-Uve bushels of wheat in day; the Two Horse Machine, from two hundred to two hundred efly bushels wheftt and double that quantity ol oat In a dy. Planters are Invited to send In their orders at once. "Prices furnished of any other Thresher and ?oparator desired ; Reapers and Mowers orsny kind of Machinery or Agricultural ImnlemoEtH wanted. (onl shinrwil from fm-tm-v ,iirut ts any point In Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas Texaj. or any outbem Mate, a a-He sure to write us before buying elsewhere and yon will ave money by it and get reliable machinery la every case. Address, (J. U. IitTHTAMANTK, Mississippi Machlneo- Depot, Jackson, Missllppl. W.W. CIDT, J. II. K'l'I.KSLAJJ. Ootton Factors ANU Nos. 260 and 262 Front St MmpMb Tcnii. Sanw, ManiN, Hams, A SMALL lot Henry Ames A Co.'s celebrated Hugar-cured Hams for sale cheap by mys iiULa cu.'is Front ureet. Admiuistrator's bale. WILL se.l to tho hiehest bi Ider. for X cash, on HATIIRHAY. 20TH DAY OF MAY. liTli. at tho Auctlouhonse of A K. Franklund A Co., In Memphis, Tennessee, ail the personal ellecta or tbe estate or Virginia A. Hbtrley, dee'd, consisting or HousehcM and Kitchen Furniture and Gold Watch. Sa.e within le gal homs. my weu urn si&ati, Aaministrator. VAPOR FOR CHRONIC DISEASES. m DR. E. A. WHITE, ap36 No. 132 DeBotp street, neau- Ble. Warm Fprings, N. C?. qHh atovo vrmr er Itesrr vr..l epe- d JL fsr the recepCaa of v t n jj;- l . Board per week,S!2; ptr no:!.'', 1 aij. Aim r"fl4Lli LU.