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Yestei day of cotton and gold: Xetc York
cotton, 12 1-tSc. Memphis cotton, 11 3-8c.
Xcw York ydll, 107 7-8. Memphis gold,
107 1-2.
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V. M'ELBOY, Sergeant.
Wab Dept., Office Cii. Sio. Offices, 1
WismNQTOS. December 17, 1 a.m. f
For the Gulf States, Tennessee and the
Ohio valley, easterly to southerly lands, a
sligJtt rise in temperature, partly cloudy
'ceathcr, except possibly a slight snow in the
Ohio ralley, and falling barometer during
the day.
The situation is not to-day a whit less
alarming than vrc pictured it in yesterday's
Appeal. The Radicals have apparently
determined upon their course, which is one
of revolution and bloodshed or wnolesale
bulldozing. "The negroes have received their
orders to arm and drill, and we know
that members of the Orand Army of
the Republic here in Memphis have been com
municated with with a view ti organization
and trouble. Meanwhile the Democrats are
everywhere peaceably attendirg to business,
determined upon nothing so much as
n peaceful inauguration of Til
Jen, the legally-elected successor of
ihe Bulldozer Grant. Those of the south are
especially cuiet, urging peace, the preserva
tion of Ihe Union, the mtintenanee of the
constitution and the laws, and the perpetua
tion of republican liberty. Out of the fires
of persecution our people have come forth
strong, to bi, let us hope, the means of sav
ing these United States from the clutches of
Radical thieves, and the anarchy and confu
sion attendant upon a civil war of a million
fold atrocity compared with that which closed
m 1SG5.
All the agencies oi thieving Radical
ism are at work the President of the United
States and his cabinet, the Western Union
telegraph company, and the Associated
Press. The latter organization has for two
days sent to us, and to all the other cities
i hat deal with it, the specials of the lying cor
respondents of the New York Times, not one
word of which Is true, but every word a spe
cial and deliberately malevolent misrepre
sentation of the people of South Carolina and
Florida. This is not fair nor decent. It i
is not honest. If the Associated Press will
send the specials of leading newspa
pers to us, it ought to send those
xve have reason to believe are true, com
ing from a source that we know to be re
liable. It is not just to take our money and
insult us. The New York Times is a pajvr
wholly beyond the pale of honesty. We do
not believe there is a reliable man connected
with it, from Jones, who bulldozed the
widow and orphans of Henry J. Raymond,
down to the lacquey who waits upon lum.
The people of the south, and the press of the
south have, and every newspaper and news
. paper man in the country ought to have a
contempt for ihe New York Times, as a lying
sheet, unworthy of credence, actuated toward
us by a spirit of malignancy and hate, which is
fiendish in its desire, and devilish in its ten
dency. We don't want the New York Times
by telegraph. L;t the lightning take any
other thape but that.
Considerable Rantaze Ior.e in Cleve
land, Ohio Particulars.
CLEVELAND, December lti. -A terriflc gale of
Wind from the northwest prevailed here last night,
commencing about nine o'clock, and continuing un
til this morning. The anenometer In the signal
ofliee registered forty-four miles per hour as the high
est velocity of the vrfnd. Considerable damage v.as
done In the city, the most serious ytt reported being
the blowing down of the spire of St. Malachl's
church. The diruage done by the gale last night Is
greater than at first supposed, as a large number of
houses were unroofed, and In some cases the sides
of the buildings were Mown In. El. Malachl's church
steeple, one ol the highest In the city, mis blown en
tirely oft, and a jvart of the Waddell house was
blown through. George Bccs's brick building, on
Woodland avenue, was also blown partly
down; large chimneys weie blown over, and shutters
and signs were demolished. Theieare no casualties
reported. The losses are not known, but It will prcb
ably reach thirty thousand dollars.
Additional Particulars aricin of the
i'lre-The SafTeicrs, tlieir Joshes,
and Amount of Insurance.
We are permitted to pilnt the following extract
from a private lerte received In this city from Boli
var, yesterday. Eds. Appeal.
Last night our town caught fire and burned about
one hundred thojsind doiltrs worth of prop
erty, and only about hltecn thousand dollars of In
surance. The fire commenced at eld Mr. Warren's,
on the northwest comer, west of the square, and
burnt him out. The salc-on owned by (ieorge In
gram, Osbom's sndalehop, Netly & Fentress's
building (which Is the old Harrington house), lira.
Frybass. Adams. Welloas & Co., A. Harases 's build
ing, and some affects of Ramsey & Harris. These
parties lose all, noting saved, with no Insurance. E.
1. M'N'eal's six buildings were covered by Insurance;
E. 1). Moore's drug-store, loss about live or six thou
sand dollars, with no insurance; M.D. M'Neely'sIoss
about two thousand dollars.wlth one thousand dollars
lnsurauee; Kahn & Son's los about tsi entv-iive thou
sand dollars, wlih six thousand doilars insurance;
Harkins & Iwrrett's goods were damaged some, but
the building cr.d flock were all saved; Lightfoot,
Tudor Jones, Charles liMer and James Neeiy, all
lose; Coat & Lesis'3 building and stock cre
barned-a'oout half saved Insurance fifteen hun
dred dollars; Joe Tale's house was burned up: he
was Insured for oue thousand dollars some of his
goods were saved. J. 1L Johnson's building and
stock were burned, with a total loss of live thousand
dollars. Dr. Coleman's offices, the old Methodist
church, Pitscr Miller's old place, and the old Jail
were burned. The Ere Is supposed to be the worn of
an Incendiary. Yoars truly,
Vanderlillt Capitulate and Surrenders
the Sew York Central A General
Advance in Freights.
NEW YOBK, December If.. The Tn&uiH'saysthat
late last night William 1L Vanderbllt nnally capitu
lated, signing the Mimndcr of the New York Cei.tral
and the agreement for an advance of freight and
passenger rates, wldch the other lines hae been
pressing npon him with the freight discrimination
against New York unchanged. The New Yoi k agent
of the Northwestern dispatch frelzht combination
over tho Erie. Atlantic and Great Western, and Balti
more and Ohio railroads, yesterday received orders
from the generil manager to close up the business
of the corporation by January 1 st. On Monday tixt
there will be a general advance In freights. East
bound freight from Chicago will be advanced to
thirty cents per one hundred pounds on grain and
Hour, and to Uilrty-aecent? perone hundred pounds
on fourth-class freight and provisions. West-bound
freights will be advanced to lifty cents per one hun
dred pounds on first class, and in the same propor
tion on ether classes: all thronca competitive rates
will bethesaxc on all the lines. Hnaily. local
rates, as betwe?n CfcL-ago, New York, Baltimore and
Philadelphia, Baltimore will have ten per eenUim
nnd Philadelphia about seven and a half per centum
less than New York. Oa local rates bt t . een St Louis
and New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia, the d' -crimination
against this city will be about thirteen
per centum in tavor of Baltimore and about ten per
centum In favcrcf Philadelphia. Kailroad men sav.
onic!-Jly, under the ner arrangements shipments of
traffic In cither direction from all competitive points
tj western points beyund tho termini of the several
lines, or to Europe through Portland, Boston, New
ork, Philadelphia and BilHinore, shall be the same
In the aggregate cost to the khipper, owner or con
done", wiutber shipped on through bills of lading or
by combined rates.
A Heroic Woman:
Shelbyi11!eJTenn.) Commercial.
The wife ol James Wafeer, a resident of Lauder
dale county, oue night last week, soon after she had
retired, heard a noise undr her bed, and supposing;
It was a dog that was In tlit lmyta)I--gettrn3Tnere,
bade him get out. but tbcic1?eT5giio movement she
reached down, when her hand came In contact with
the body o2U man. She grasped a revolver beneath
her pillow, and, springing out of the bed, began
firing, when four negro men rushed from under the
bed and leaped out of the room though a window.
She recognUtd three of them as they made thtlr
- escape.
The Inteniatloiic! Itnllwny Completed
to AiiNtiii, Tcin.
GALVESTON, December Hi. The International
railroad was completed to Austin to-day. President
Allen, of the Iron Jfoantsln. and President ILiye3, of
the International, and a irt of both roads, passed
overthsnewllneonthetirtt train. The completion
of this route shoit:ns the liNtance from Austin to St.
Louis one hundred and eighty miles.
Proceedings of the House of 1'eprescnt'
atives Yesterday Resolutions and
Speeches upon the Death of
5Ir. If err.
Four Hundred Government Employe:
Discharged Taft and the Ghost
The Venezuelan Commission
Democratic Indecision Edmunds and
Conklinj and their Des.-riiny
Friends Aro tiie Shermans
Playing for the Jlasterv J
The Dangers that Threaten the Country
froai the Radical Plan and Demo
cratic Opposition to It What
the Rods will Do.
Four Hundred Government Kmploycs
WASHINGTON. December II'.. Four hundred
employes of the bureau of engraving and printing
were discharged to-day. This is nearly one-half the
iorce. About iwo-imrus or tnose discharged were
The Attorney-General Secx a Ghont.
WASHINGTON, December Id. The attorney
general said to-day, upon inquiry, that he had heard
of rumors of Democrats banding together for the
inauguration of Tilden, but had not received an
confirmation. Inquiry In other quarters is to the
Same effect,
WASHINGTON. December It!. The house com
mittee on commerce to-i.iy hf ard further arguments
concerning Mr. ri's bill to regulate Immigration.
New York steamship agents oniKised the measure,
as.dld also Mr. Hajes, of Michigan, as a representa
tive of tlra National board of trade. The argument
is now closed, and Tuesday next the bill will be con
sidered by the committee.
The Venezuelan .Mixed Coniniihfion
WASHINGTON, December 10.-The Investigation
Into the alleged frauds connected with the Venezuela
mixed commission was reopened to-day. A. B.
Corwlno, claim agent,resldlng at New Bocnello, New
York, testified to his having been engaged by Stil
well, former American minister to Yei:en;?!a. and
Talmage, American minister, to help in procuring
the passage of the bill by which tne Aniei lean gov
ernment wjv to nsume the payment of the awards.
He sald 'Orth was a member of the house committee
on foreign affairs, and at his suggestion he (Corwlnei
had called upon Senators Sumner and Patterson, of
the committee on foreign relations, and Mr. Wcod.
of tho house committee on foreign affairs, to en
deavor to remove their objections to the proposed
legislation, but he had no success with any of them.
Proceedings of thn Jlm-r.
WASHINGTON- Dciemoer lti. Mr. Schleychei's
amendment lo the rostofflce appropriation bill, in
creasing the appropriation for the transportation of
the malls on stage routes and steamboats.v.as agreed
to; yeas sio. nays (ill. The bill then passed without
division. The speaker laid before the house the tel
egrams received by him from Mr. Morrison, chair
man of the select committee, and that to Mr. 1'orrl
son from Orton, president or the Western I'nion tel
egraph company, refusing to produce the originals
ol telegraphic dispatches. The dispatches having
beenread, Mr. WoJ N.Y. rose to offer a resolu
tion, premising It by the expression of his beller
that the house would not be slow to vindicate Its
rights and privileges.
Mr. Hoar made a point of order that the question
was not properly before the house, as the report of
the committee could not be made to the house by
The speaker overruled the point of order, and
ruled that It was a question of privilege, and was
properly before the house.
Mr. Woods' resolution was Ihen read, as follows:
IteMhed, That the communication presented by
the speaker from Hon. Wm. It. Morrison, chairman
of the select committee appointed to Investigate cer
tain matters relating to the late election In Louisi
ana, be referred to the judiciary committee, with In
structions to report at the carlleH practicable mo
ment what action the house should take to enforce
its rightful authority.
Mr. Kasson again pressed the point of order made
by Mr. Hoar, but the speaker adhered to lib ruling,
and Mr. Hoar remarked that on reflection It seem-'d
to him that the position of the chair was entirely
The resolution then passed, without discussion or
division, and the special order was taken up and
eulogies on the late Speaker Kerr delivered.
The lirst of these orations was read by Mr. Hamil
ton Ind.l, who spoke of Mr. Kerr as a man who
could have led a lorlorn hope or breasted pepuiar
opinion, and gone to the stake a martyr to his prin
ciples; and also one who stood cit Immaculate a
tall palm tree In the moral desert of tho age. He
said that when the final summons came, the ic
sponse was not merely miw. but also the aanjr
Itxratux at the man, who felt that his life had been
The next speech was made by Mr. Kelly Penn.l.
who characterized Mr. Keir as a whole-hearted aad
courageous man, who never practiced, but loathed
the aits of the demagogue.
Other speeches were made by Messrs. Raymond,
Monroe. Holman, Burchard I11.J, and Cox. The
last named stated that when, by Mr. Kerr's death
bed, he asked him whither he was ready to meet the
terrors of death, the answer wis, "Death had no
terrors for him." He believed (Mr. Cox said) thata
just life on earth would give him his reward.
The sieakers who fol'owed Mr. Cox were Messrs.
Cljmer, M'Crary, Atkins, Hereford. Knott, Vance
Ohio, and Carr, Mr. Kerr's successor, who ofTered
resolutions expressive of the profound sorrow of the
house; directing the speaker's chair to ha kept
draped in mourning during the remainder of this
session of congress, and the usual badge of mou.n
ing to lie worn by the members and officers of the
house. The resolutions were adopted unanimoasl; ,
and the house adjourned.
Democratic Indeei!on.
WASHINGTON, December 12. Freer conference
and fuller information conlirm the ground taken in
these dispatches yesterday, that the caucus Monday
developed no policy and outlined no future course for
the majority. In obedience to the Instructions of
the caucus, the Judiciary committee this morning
prepared two resolutions for presentation to the
house, oue looking to the appointment cf a joint
committee, with live members from the lower
chamber, to confer upon the powers and proceed
ings of the two houses In the approaching electoral
count, and the other providing for a house commit
tee of seven to report upon the prerogative of the
popular branch and Its duty in the approaching
emergency. The resolution for a Joint committee is
somewhat more direct and Immediate in Its appli
cation than the M'Crary resolution, as it is known,
which is now before the house. That embraces in
its phrase constituting the powers of the propo-cd
Joint committee the general subject of a Presiden
tial choice, embracing both a solution of the pus
ent difficulty and the adoption of a new system for
the future. The Democratic resolution h.,s
reference to the present deadlock only. It con
stitutes the first formal step tiken by the
majority of the popular branch toward opening ne
gotiations with the senate, and it will be noticed
that, like the action of the caucus, it defers action
to negotiation, and seeks terms from the senate and
not a settlement. Mr. Randall's ruling upon tV
Joint rules and their force at the present time, re
mains the only definite step forward In any direction
taken by the Democrats. To that step but four sen
ators assent, and a large number of the house are
faint In its support As in the past, the majority of
the bouse rests upon Its rights under the constitu
tion and abides by any Issue raised upon them, but
for the present, definite prediction of a Democratic
policy Is premature, to say the least. No better proof
of the iloatlng and feeble opinion of the average
member can be adduced than the desire for an
early adjournment and a long recess. Instinctively
he feels the danger of staying where he may blun
der, and the necessity of going home, where h can
learn something.
JMmunds and ConUIinff.
Whatever may have been Senator Edmunds's mo
tive in suggesting an appeal to the supreme court,
his resolution has been hopelessly butchered in the
house of his friends. Senator Morton objects to It
ostensibly because it still leaves the electoral college
In full force, and sets up a preceint meant for this
emergency, but really designed by the very terms of
It fortlme' to come. He Is Joined in his opi-o-dtlon
by statesmen of the Patterson, Conover and Spencer
kidney, their enmitv being based on their fairs to
take the risk of letting go the advantage they assum
to have in favor of any other tribunal. Senator l're
Uughuysen objects because the constitution. In vest
ing congress with the power to vote, also conferred
the power to hnd a way, and hence this resolution is
unnecessary. Democrats in the senate are ex
pecting good results from this split in the party.
Senator Conkllng was long In consultation
with Senator Kdraunds after the opiiosltlon to
his bill became apparent, and it Is believed the
latter may be nettled into independence by this de
feat at tho hands of his friends. Democratic
senators discard all constitutional arguments on tise
question, saying the Interview with Justiee Miller,
Just published in the Chicaco limit, shows such
strong partisan bias that the country will be con
vinced that the supreme bench Is not a safe or im
partial tribunal. Mr. Edmunds, at the beginning of
his argument In support of his bill, declared that he
would express no opinion upon the question of the
powers of congress, or of the powers of the respect
ive houses, but would confine himself to a succinct
statement of the actions heretofore taken by con
gress In regard to counting the electoral vote, and
the views of some of the most eminent statesmen of
the past. He. however, did lnne somithingto sa
about the iwwer of the president of the senate to
count the votes while the two houses looked on as
siectators. This was said not as his own opinion,
but asjhe views of others; bat It was clear from the
maimer in which It was spoken that the senator
does not hold that the president of the senate is in
trusted with such great power by the constitution.
One of the reasons which he said might be urged
with great force against this theory was the fact
that the Vice-President of the United States was the
president of the senate, and it might happen again
In the future, as It had happened In the past, that
th.Vlce-PresIdent was a candidate for President, it
would certainly not be held that the framcrsof the
constitution eer Intended to make any man prao'.l
oally the judge of his own election. It Is said that
Senators Edmunds and Conkllng are not the only
Republicans in the senate who hold that the Uo
houses alone have the power to canvass the returns,
and that In the performance of this dutr the can s"
behind the returns from the State authorities.
The Hhernian Urothexs.
There It a goodlilealof -quiet cogitation going on
imoag themore far-sighted men of both parties as
to the attitude and intentions of two personages who
Md fair to play a much lager part in the political
drama now unfolding than has been hitherto sa
pected. These are Seaator Shermaivof-Ohto. and
his brother, tbeensnilTComffiander-in-chtef of the
jsrmy -Senator German, as the World advised its
readers two days ago. Is now hard at work to secure
the displacement of Senator Ferry, and his own se
lection as president of the senate. It Is well known
tbatMr. Hayes Is wax In Sherman's hands. It was
Sherman who first suggesteu the candidacy cf Hajes
eighteen months ago, and he holds over him the
po.ver of a keen, cold, unscrupulous Intelligence
over a weak and well-intentioned nature. If Sher
man is made president of the senate, he will take
pains to prevent any ofllclal declaration of the elec
tion of either Hayes or Tilden, and he will do this in
the Interest of nobody but himself and his broth-
r. Neither Senator Sherman nor General Sher
man has any respect or liking for President
Grant In fact. It is notorious that they botli
despise him. If no regular declaration of a Presi
dent Is made, or if two Presidents are declared. Sen
ator Sherman at noon on the fourth of March will
i-Ittini to lie, as president or the senate, which Is a
continuing body, acting President of the United
I " "
efcites. His brother will tie, by force or law and of
Lis position, the highest officer of the United States
army. On the last stroke of the Hock Grant will lie
come a private citizen, with no more legal authority
per any officer cr Mih;iL.; oi the army than the hall
boy at the Wh"'. House. If he presumes to exercise
any authority. General Sherman will ileal tilth him
as remorselessly as l.e would with o 'ru'.iKen drum
mer or a rtotoas r.Unna. Any ofneer or soldier In
the army wlmteu'itrrs to obey an order emanating
from onyoody but acting Vice-President Sherman,
through General Sherman, will be dealt with in like
manner. The forms of law will all be with the
Shermans, and the expectation iwho shall say the
unreasonable expectation'.'! of their friends Is thnt
the alarmed conservative sentlinen' l the country
will rail to their simr-irt lusli-ntli and overwhelm
ingly. Tho Iiansor-3 that I in-eaten from the
Itadicnl Plan.
That thpre Is a deliberate plan In existence to pie
vent Mr. Tilden being Inaugurated President, even
If ue be declared elected according to const Itutlonal
law and precedents governing the Prcsldenli il ques
tion, there is no longer the shallow of a doubt, and
for the carrjing out of tills plan President (.rant Is
now fully pledged, if the words of his Intimate
friends can be i-ileved. The piot thickens eieiy
hour, and each hour the skillful and prominent
actors grow oolder; the) boast that the people will
sustain them as against Tilden. even to lgnoiing
precedents and constitutional lights. They point
boastful!) to the apathy of tho iieople, which they
claim to bd approval, at the military Interference,
tlrst In New Orleans, then In Mississippi, and now In
South Carolina. These are evidences, they say, of
the approval of the people of any act
that may lie necessary to keep the
Democratic art out of power In the Fed
eral goiermnent Since the required one hundred
and eighty-hie votes for Tilden was giien by the
Cronln vote of Oregon, there has been n different
sjsteraof ttctles a.i'ji'ted. It is made plain to all
who will undertake to judge for tliemselvis by the
signs on every side, if the) will not conliue their In
vestigations to any one partisan sheet. It Is. in tact,
a proposed reiolution against the laws and the con
stitution, as well as against the will of the people as
expressed at the ballet-box. Mr. Ferry, of Michigan,
president of the senate. Is one of tile chief actors In
the plot, and President Grant another and perh.ips
greater. Both have made announcenit-nt? during
the past week ptrsonal!y,and through friends, of the
part they intend taking. Rumor on a hundred par
tisan tongues supplies the links, corroborated by
admlso'ou and actlous of ofiielals high and low,
in poer. It must Ik- remi rabered ht-re that tho
men who are unrlnir on the revolutionary pro
ceedings by which it Is proposed now to place
Hayes in the Presidential chair.or on failure of tint,
to have- General Giant retained temporarily as dic
tator, tln.t mam good i len In the Repulilleau party
do not indorse the measures proposed and condemn
laem as earnests almost as the- Democrats Co. i he
great majority of th- p irty. it Is said, will uphold
their desperate leaders, lx'c:'us the) are led to be
lieve mac me many absolutely iaise statements
about the purpose and disposition of Democrats
north and south sire true, and that the retention oi a
Republican adinlnistra'lon In power must be Insisted
on at all hazards. Sip by sic p the people are lie-lng
led on in a cours,- that iiian wise head, of both
parties here fear mil end In conllie-t and rum
Dangers from Opposition to Use Itadi
cnl Plan.
It Is nt jcted that the plan so far will be' car
ried out without opposition, and herein lies the dan
ger. The house of representathes will not yield one
ioti of Its right or privileges, neither will It sanction
any act that is not tully warranted by the constitu
tion and the laws. The unwritten law has not ex
isted since the adoption of tho constitution, requir
ing the senate to meet in the house of representa
tives for the jiuriMise of Jointly witnessing the, ex
amining and counting tbe e!ecor;!l votes, through
the medium of tellers to be appointed from each
body will be liisi-ted on. The president of the
senate will not be peiniiltcd to dohls own sweet will
In directing which certificates are tabe counted with
out question, and in certain contlngencls will have
to entertain motions or objections. If he refuses to
be controlled by precedents, or the generally ac
cepted meaning of the constitution, as expounded by
all the acknowledged authorities on the question,
and as the h-iuo ma) in'erpret their rights on the
occasion, then that body will refuse to acquiesce In
his decision. Should he, nevertheless, declare
Hayes elected, as it Is expected he will, overriding
the house, the latter will either declare Tilden
elected by the face of the certificates authenticated
by the governors' seals, or declare there Is no choice,
and proceed to elect a President, as theconctitution
In thai ca"-e provides. The result will bo formally
announced ancTentered on the records of the journal
of the house of representatives. There will
tnen be a conflict ol declarations and or
authority Tlrs 's the vle.v of Gene
ral HiirlbuVniemlwrif congress from Illinois. Here
is where the trouble v. Ill arise. It ! r-aM that Gen
eral Grant will hold the troops in re tdincs.s (o '-
press am disorder ami prevent any action io tne
house of refresentatlves if that bodyrefusesto iit-cept
the dictation of the president of the senate or to
abide by the i esult of his decision. That If the house
attempts to elect Tilden without the consent of the
senate it will be treated as a revolutionary body, and
Its members arrested for treason. Troops will be on
li mdto enforce the legal farce that will be attempted.
If It Is found necessary to sue out warrants for ar
rest, or the Dl .trirt may be dec'arcd under martial
law. It Is well known that for some !lme past
organizations from among the posts of the
Grand Army have been formed, and in other cases
Hayes and Wheeler campaign organizations have
been held Intact lor the purpose of supporting any
movement tint may be deemed advisable to secure
the- Inauguration of Hayes. These irgiuizatio-i3
will b v 11 icpresented on the foanh of March, and
form a rv-,ene force to be called into action if neces
sary Ou tne other hand, many of the organizations
In TllJen's iut-.iest will be present to witness ills In
auguration. Among them will be a large number of
the Union veterans of Hie late war. who toted for
Tilden and Hendricks. No step will be taken by tne
D-moerjUs that is not clearly warranted by the facts
and the constitution. They will assemble
peaceably, but with a firm determination
nt to flinch from any danger in nerfonning
thWr constitutional rights. Both parties will
have a large attend.ince of sympathizers. It lseasy
to sti-he-.v a little snark In sash an excited nnib I-t-ide
may kiuule Into a disastrous eowigr.ition. The
Democrats will be very careful to commit no overt
act. and to proceed in a purely legal and constltu- I
tlonal nnnner. rue asm act must npcomuuttoj ny
th Republican revolutionists legalist the constitu
tion. II force should be used to prevent them from
proceeding as It is boldly threatened, tin re is no tell
ing what iii.iv be the result. In that case the revolu
tionary act v. ill be on the part of the Republicans,
and they wiil be placed In the same jiosltionthe fire
eatingnien of the south found themselves when
they bred the first gun at Fort Sumter. It may be
that then, when it is ion lata to pre
vent blooisheu. the people wtil arise In
their might to punish the revolution
ists. Heri, -gain, a uea dinger Is apprehended by
nany. If the senate holds that Haves 1 : President,
and the house of representatives declares Tilden to
be President, and an outbreak forced bv the use of
millt iry power, it is thought tuat to put down the op-Sic-sfticn
and crush the Tfii'eu movement it may be
come necessary to authorize Grant, by some action
of the Republican senate, with the consent of Hayes,
to act as a temporary dictator until all opposition is
overcome. These are in idle words, for they have
been frequently uttered In Washington by Intelligent
though bitter partisans. They hate even declared
that It would be better for the country to have Grant
for dictator than to allow Tilden to become Presi
dent What the Itadicnls Will Do, and the
IJemorrats jlust.
Within the past forty-eight hours thi plans of the
Republicans i-i the existing Presidential complica
tion have been tierfected. and, In a breath, they aie
the determination, at all hazards, tj inaugurate
and sustain b) an armed force, if necessary. Gov
ernor Hayes in the executive chair. No appeal to
law, constitutional or statutory, is to be heeded. The
matter Is to be ru.-hed through on the general ac
ceptation u) them that might makes right. There
is no ue ol disguising the fact that the north
ern Democrats are not taking the linn course
necessary to secure a unity cf action with the
south. Instead cf attempting to create a senti
ment In congress whic-li will be caught up by
their northern friends, ;;nd re-echoe-d from ocean to
ocean, they content themselves v-.hh plodding along
with the dry details of ordinary legislation, and fail
io be stimulated to even the reflection that they are
dealing with a set of knaves who appreciate that If
they lose this deil a't is lost, it is this apathy that
creates aiaim. Promiiit at members from the soutu
say that the noithern Democrats should force the
Issue at onea In congress, compel the enemy to sho
their hands, and be prepared to anticipate their de
signs before the time comes for counting the electo
ral vote. They say that too much was trusted to the
honor and antlclp ited candor of the Republicans on
tiie mattor of the count of the southern bt-i'cs bvthe
corrupt i-cturniiig boards, and that. Instead of the
peopl" of the north making manifest their Indigna
tion In advance of the guilty acts which
were perpetrated. they remained listless,
vv hl"h was accepted as an omen by the thieves that,
do what they might, their knaver) would be over
looked. Meanwhile the lriends of Hajes have taken
advantage of the defection. It is not idle gossip
when ihe assertion Is made that Hayes Is ready, and
has so intimated through those In Ills cor.lidenco.
that he will give the south a fair shot-, if they will
make no forcible resistance to Ids inauguration. It
Is understood by Halstead, Medlll, Jones, of the
New York Timet, and Deacon Smith, of the ;a:ttl-
One cries war for the very purpose of overawing this
southern element, who fear that if it was precipita
ted th-it. as in I Mill, the north would abandon the
south to Its honors. They want no war. Ratherthan
th.it they will accept Hayes, but In doing so thev will
take the terms offered r.tth"i- than get no bone
at all. Going bad; to the Lamar interview printed
in. the Ewjuinr, one funis that H.ilstead advised
Lamar to call on Governor Hayes. For what reason,
pray? By what right of authority did lie advise
such a step on the part of a southern senator who
had been Identified with the rebellion'.' No one
knows, but there Is the Inclination to believe that
Hayes directed Halstead to endeavor to see repre
sentative l.-aders of the south and make known to
them ids bid. Mr. Lamar says that the call might
bo misconstrued, ami fortius reason he did not
m,ike It Colonel Ruin its next appears on the scene
with a letter from prominent Republicans; he did
cad, and although lie may not have represented Mr.
Lamar or anybody else, he reliected the sentiment
of a large portion of the southern politicians, which
was that th north might be too weaft. and need to
maintain at all hazards what It vas legally entitled
lo Ihe moral is plain. If the northern Demo
crats are to induct Governor Tilden, they must sound
the Ue.i-note iiowth.it. come what will, they Intend
to have, peaceably If possible, but forcibly if neces
sary, the rights to which a preponderating elective
franchise entitles them. If the alarm is sounded,
the o.ertures already made by Hayes can lie blown
to the winds. A little longer delay, and law and
order succumbs to force- anu compromise.
leaning Up the State ISeht.
At the session of the general assembly In lST-'i an
act was passed by both houses to prohibit the execu
tive officers from borrowing money upon state
credit. That is to say, for the us? of the state In pay
Ins off its Indebtedness. Governor Porter saw t.t to
vao this act. and thereby prevented It lrom becom
ing a law. No doubt lie believed that such a law
bould not be for ihe best. We do not complain of
(iovenior Porter, but we areof opinion tint such a
law would prevent the piling up of the State debt,
and c.ur-e the executive officers to look only to the
state's revenue for funds to carry on the c;oveniin?nt.
This would necessarily drive the officials of the State
to th practice of economy. Taxes would b? lienter
If expenses weie llshtt r. Expenses would be lighter
If eeoi,oi were 101 eed upon ii!liL-lals. state credit,
so f;tr from being endangered by such a condition of
things, would lie improved, if an change at all le
snited thprefrnm. The next general assembly would
do vveil to ejiaci tlwiame t:vv above mentioned, and
,trvernor Porter should ib-du Interpose ids veto it
would tie very easy to defeatliini. To pass an act,
notwithstanding the governor's veto, requires only
the votes of a majority of alt the members elected to
both houses.--Cl-s-kurillr iTfriu. Urruul.
IHsenssioii ot the I'ciit
NEW YORK. Dacember lvi. II
itical Situation.
Br invitation of Wm.
Djdge, seventeen j&nllenien met at his hcuselo dis
cuss the business ;spect ol the palltfcaT" situation,
and a plan for lt sttflemcntr There was no discus
sion of partv questions, but all agreed that congress
must solve the exh ting trouble. It was Informally
agreed that another and a Urger meeting be held
next week.
The Official Count in West Virginia.
WHEELING, December 1 ti. The official count of
the vote for President and Vice-President in this
State gives Tilden and Hendricks .VmiKS: Haves
and Wheeler: 41,:1'2; Peter Cooper, 1237. The
returns from Putnam county, not received In tlm
for the ofllclal count, give Tilden and Hendricks ',177 :
Hayes and Wheeler, CU4; Peter Cooper. l."0. Add
the vote of Putnam county, and the vote nlli stand:
Tilden and Hendrlcds, fiiUiilTi; Hajes and Wheeler,
41.WM; Peter Cooper, 1387.
3C01-P TeMimony from Itellnble Colored
ipnincr-ifK. IM-nvIllfr the ll'Ol'Kt I
(sort of Intimidation,
IJnllot-Koxes "Fixed" Bribes Offered
to I'nitcd States Supervisors to
tie and Aid the Thieveu.
NEW ORLEANS. December It. The rxamlna
Hon of witnesses w;,s continued to-day. M. S. Reelei
Republican i. of New Orleans, testified that he was
supervisor at the third poll In the second ward,
where attempts were made by Republicans to pre
vent Democrats from toting. Witness related prop
ositions made to him by which the Deraoeratfc com
mtssloner was to be arrested, and the ballot-box
could then be taken to the customhouse to be "fixed
un;" was offered five hundred dollars if he iwltnessi
would let Mr. Casey (Republican), marshal, have the
box, which he refused to do; Casey called witness a
d d s n of a b h and a traitor to his (the
Republican i party: was knocked ilown by Casey, and
lieaten by a negro named Dean, who also pursued
him with a pistol: witness' offense was lie had certl
ficd to the returns as correct and refused toallowthe
ballot-box to be taki n by tiie Republicans. EE5S3
Cross-examined Tup election was peaceab
quiet and fair: Casey Is an employe of the ustom
house; did not make complaint to the authorities
about the assault, because he Intended to settle it by
a personal affair; Mr. Donnelly came to his room
and told witness If lie witness did not keep in he
would be killed for going back on his party; witness
Is still a Republican; asked Colonel ration and
others for protection fiom violence.
1'ompey Moofs, colored, voted the Democratic
ticket In 1M74 and lsTti, for which he was abused,
assaulted and otherwise maltreated by colered men;
on one occasion attempts were made on his life,
when his arm was uroken, hts eye put out. Witness
slated that the colored people were afraid to vote the
Democratic ticket. Several other colored witnesses
were examined, giving testimony pretty much of
the same character. One witness testlftpii th.-it i,r
heard P. G. Desloude. secretary of state, remark to
Judge Ph'lllps. some time previous to the election,
that the Democrats would probably carry the State
but that would not affect matters, as even if they
were successful the Republicans would get In the
colored men throughout the State who expressed an
Inclination to side with the Democrats; said they did
so. as I hey were tired of bad government; they
wanted more cll00ls and better ones; there was
plenty of money to pay the teachers, but somehow It
disappeared before It could be applied to
Its destined purpose; they were disgusted with
the'freedmen's bureau swindle amis. B. Packard, to
whom some of them had given bounty claims for
collection and bad been defrauded out of their
bounty; heard Anderson, supervisor of East Feli
ciana . remark that lie could not get any colored man
to run for ollice in his parMi, ami that some of them
ought to be Killed, as every colored man's murder
was worth fifty thousand dollai.s to the Republican
party; witness never knew of auv intimidation be
ing practiced by the Democrats, but knew
that colored men were Intimidated
The senate committee will hold its first reg
ular session on Monday. The United States dis
trict court room, in the customhouse building, has
been offered to the committee, and it is probable
that the session will be held there. The committee
had an informal meeting to arrange the prellmlna-i
lies, but It has not lieen determined whether thi
commute shall be sent to take testimony in the rur
distrlcts. SOUTH CAROLINA.
A Dull lny In Political Circles Anoth
er Fallot ror I'nitcd States Sena
tor Sloycnicnts of the Con
gressional Committee.
COLUMIUA, December 111. This lias been a dull
day In Columbia. The Republican legislature had
a brief session. The Denioc-tailc senators are etlll
in their seats, and the bill to punish parties engaged
in anattempttosetup a State government in oppo
sition to the legitimate government, passed the lower
house. The Democratic assembly met in Carolina
hall, had another ballot for Ifnlt-d States senator,
gave notfee of a new bill, and adjourned. It is re
Iioitcd again to-day that the Democratic senators
will go over to Carolina hall on Monday. Governor
Hampton called on the United States senate com
mittee to-day. and had some general conversatfon
on the political situation; Butler also visited the
committee. The committee has uuanlmouslyagreed
to take testimony m secret. There will be nearly
two hundred witnesses examined af to the manner
in which the campaign was conducted in this State.
Testimony was taken to-day relatlvetothe Hamburg
A Hearing in the Mandamus Case Post
poned to Monday The Congres
sional Committees.
TALLAHASSEE, December It!. In the matter of
the mandamus of the board of canvassers, beforo
the supreme court to-day. the defendants made an
answer, which, after argument the court character
ized as insutiicient; and ordered that it be amended
and brae-gill iuto court Monday morntng at ter.
o'clock. Tho committee of the national house of
representatives will enter 011 Monroe county Monday
No official report will be made on any county until
all have been investigated. The United States sen
ate committee arrived to-day, and will begin Its ses
sions Monday.
What May Itesnlt.
If the court decides that the functions of the board
are purelv ministerial, the work of the late Illegal
and fraudulent canvass will be undone and the true
result declared. This will give Tilden one hundred
and twenty-nine majority. Drew six hundred and
eighty-four majority, and elect both Democratic
lnem.iers of congress, it Is believed very generally
that the supreme court will decide that the duties of
the board are purely ministerial. The excitement
is revived by this turn of affairs, and the Democrats
now feel no doubt of being able to save their S-ate
government throughout, and demonstrate by a fair
canvass tnat Tilden carried the State, although the
Hajes electors, through an unblushing fraud, hold
the State's certificates.
A Wile lit and iiinie'ly Death.
A young man by the name of narry Moore, a
brakeman on a freight-train running south from
this place, died in his bed on Thursday night at Mr.
Ed Block's hotel, where he was boarding and lodg
ing. As his train was coming up on Thursday,
Moore by some means fell from the top of his ca
boos, but was thought to be but little hurt. He went
to bed when his train got in, and Ihe next morning
the servant found him cold and lifeless. llufer
nlliy Uvurur.
Wheat from India.
British India is rapidly becoming a grain produc
ng and exporting country. It Is estimated that the
exportation of wheat from Calcutta alone this sea
son will lie one hundred and twenty thousand tons.
The quality of grain is somewhat similar to that of
California, dry and hard. The vast territory of
northern India, with rich lands and abundance of
cheap labor, will hereafter contribute largely to tho
grain markets of Europe. Berore 1K70 the produc
tion of grain was so small in the section alluded to
that It was all consumed by the natives, and then a
scarcity, amounting almost to famine, was not In
frequent. Two Men liilled.
Panola (MIss. 1 Star. I
On the morning of the twelfth Instant, Jame3
Kinny (white) and Robin Leach (coloredi came to
their death suddenly, at Esqufre W. D. Rosebor
ough's. near this place, while engaged in digging a
vveli. The well had been dug a considerable depth,
and on the morning of the twelfth Klnny entered the
well for the purpose of finishing it. He was let
down :y a windlass, and when some distance down
he struck ail.iinp. was overcome and fell from the
bucket. Those at tbe windlass not being able to get
auj response from him, a colored man named
R-ibln Leach volunteered to go down to the rescue of
Klnny, supposing that the sand had caved in cn
him. When he had reached the place that Klnny
had been overcome by the Impure air he hallooed
tor them to draw liiin up, but liefoie it could lie done
he, too, was o,ercome, and fell from the bucket.
They were not able to rescue their bodies until the
next morning, when boili were taken out dead.
THOMAS -Jons n. Thomas, son of D. D. and
Margaret Thomas, aced ;i years and 1 1 months.
Funeral from the residence or the parents, 118
Mulberry street, this (Sl'NDAYi afternoon at 2
o'clock. Friends of the family are Invited to attend.
Subscribe to the Third Series of the stock of the
Workiiijrnien's KniMing; ami Loan As
sociation. The subscription books for the Third Series (lim
ited to ,"00 shares! are now open at the office of the
Secretary. 2H1 Main street, up stairs.
This Association lias achieved a substantial suc
cess; has been the means through which many have
already secured HOMIS, and Is now in the full tide
of successful operation.
Persons desiring to subscribe would do well to
hand in their names early, as the books will close
with 1)00 subscribed shares.
First monthly payment due on the first Tuesday
la January next.
Creditor's Xotice.
No. 271, R. D. -In the Probtte Court of Shelby
county, Tennessee.- James A. Anderson, Adm'r,
etc., vs. F. (1. Connell et al.
K Pursuant to an order made In this cause, notice Is
hereby given to all parties having claims against the
estate of Wm. L. Connell, deceased, to make their
apsearance herein, at the courthouse of the Probate
Court, In Memphis, Tenn., 011 or before the first
Mondavin April. 1K77, and file their claims against
said estate, and have themselves made parties de
fendant hereto, or they will be forever barred and
this cause proceeded with exparte; and that a copy
of tills order be published once a week, for four siu
cessive veeks. In the Memphis Dally Appeal. This
Decembtr lii, 1S7H.
A copy-attest: J tMES UEILLY, Clerk.
By Hugh B. Culien. Deputy Clerk.
Robinson & Malc-ne. Sols, for e-omp'lt. su
THE stockholders of the Butchers' Union H. and
M. Association are hereby notified that the reg
ular annual election for officers, to serve the ensuing
year, will be held at (leugel Hall, MONDAY, Decem
ber lt'th. at 7V o'clock p m.
liEOBUE R. ELl'LIXOSTuNE. Secretary
J. &. J. SfEELE & CO.
No. 1 Exchange Building,
1G8 Front street, Jlcmpliis, Tennessee.
Are prepared to handle wnEAT on commis
sion. Sacks furnished on orders.
English and Classical School,
Xo. SS Hecond Street.
For terms and circulars apply at the schoolroom
No. 350 Sflain Street, Memphis, Tenn.
-lib mi$$Bmfr3i
------- vk&r rtiifc -"rruiiTft
tW I offer to tiie trade, for Casli, ihe nirgest and most varied stock of novelties in
the above line ever brought to tho Memphis market. ISeinir exclusively in tiie Toy
Jobbing Uusiness, and having superior facilities for purchasing and handling this
class of goods, 1 am prepared to sell as low as any house in the Southwest. Special
attention given to the tilling of orders. Examine my stock and price, and you will
save time and money by so doing. J. ii. JOUN'STOX, ?!.";0 Main St., Memphis.
Silverware, Watches, Di
Opera-Glasses, Lockets, Bracelets, Etc.
C. L. BYRD & GO.,
j 31. C. l'EAKCE. L. li. SLUGS.
actors and Commission Merits
No. 238 Front street, Mcmiilus, Tenn.
C1FAS. 3. 1'HSlTilill'S, Cotton Salesman.
y CO., Liverpool, England.
IV. W. Sciioollleltl. Henry (J. Millt-r.
mnm mm ti iiiiiicb t rn
Cotton Factors & General Com'sn lerchants
We keep constantly on hand the largest and most complete stock of Groceries ond Plantation Supplies
In the city, making Flour, Bacon, Virginia Tobaccos, Bagging and Ties a swl ilty. Sole agents for H. C.
Cole & Co.'s celebrated brands of Flour, viz: KKFtJ. Ciile's Extra, KF. Orai etc. Also, agents for the
Gallatin Mills Sheetings and Cotton Yams, and Virginia Shot, all of vvhlcli v-.e will sell low to the trade.
3Ierchants will consult their Interests by calling and examining our stock before purchasing elsewhere.
ST Our Mr. LOUIS IIANAL'ER presides over the Cotton Department, giving his personal attention to
selling and weighing the same.
W. W. GUY.
J. II. 3I'CiiELIiA3T.
tT T Til fir I Tr lot Tr a fi 1? ? r r
JU I . i MiMi! K b
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants,
26 and 2g Fi'oiti street, Mesraplais.
G IS AIM! ZillAmi
300 sacks Rust Proof Oits.
!K)0 sacks Shorts and ShlpstufT.
inoO sacks Wheat Bran.
2000 sacks Com.
"00 sacks Oats.
;100 sacks Cracked Corn.
1000 bales Hay.
;J00 hales Straw.
10,000 new Corn Sacks.
10,000 new Oat and llran Sacks.
15,000 Second-hand Sacks.
.IAS. S. SI'TTON k CO., 'M'-i Main street.
Jlempliis, iv Orleans and the ISemK
Hcason of IK7G-T.
The Steamer
Cisi'mid Mepublic, g
W. H. Thorwefgan. master Geo. Mlltenberger. .clerk
Leaves MeTfjphls Wednesday, December tftth.
Leaves Meritphts Wednesday, December 27th.
Leaves Memphis Wednesday, January 1 Oth.
Leaves Memphis Wednesday, January 24th,
and Tuesday. February Oth. on her (iraud Mardi-
hJras Trip, and every alternate "fcdnesday thereaiter.
Hour or departure, ostu p.m., on arrival 01 trams
from Loiilsville and the East R. P. OLEX.V. Agent.
Memphis and Sew Orleans Packet for
- -tli tanon Bte-amcr
James Mowai-il,
B. E. Pegram . . . master I J. n. Chassalng .clerk
For Vlcksburg, Natchez and New Orleans.
Leaving every (alternate WEDNESDAY, and every
alternate Tuesday during the season, making all tend
and plantation landings. Shippers can rely on the
strictest attention to all way business.
J. T. WASHINGTON. Agent. fiOO Front street
B. J. J. KOSS.
2G3 3Inin Street.
HvthensAOt riura Nitrous Oilde (1ns.
Send fctamp for his Dental Manual on the
are and preservation of the natural teeth.
No. 275 lain Street.
Louis Ifananer. Henry Thomas.
1 ConaiaissiosB. crclaaait,
ri-NtnIrK :: 'Wcmnhi. Tenn.
Acme RyeWhiskies-
THE old and extenslv e Hannls DLstlllery Company,
oi Philadelphia, Pa., have appointed
A. Vuoraro &. Voifii Front fitroet,
their sole agents for the sale or their celebrated
Acme Rye V, hlskle,s, where a large stock will be
found constantly on hand.
Paris, New York, ftlilinery.
T.TTE have received a freshllneof Brush IHmHV'.
Y all colors and shapes, the very latest styletat
the very lowest prices. Elegant long o jfrlch Teaths
real ostrich tips, for 2.")C We have also a fine lotljf
real Ivory goocls-Chajnstsr)Mse-tf53
Fans, etc:; lui line presents for the coming holidays.
Our hair stock was never so complete, and never so
cheap as the present beautiful hair braids to sav
nothing of our fine curls. We nn'ce hair jewelry
chains, crosses, sets, charms, rtc. to omer We
have also a fine lot of Saratoga Invisibles, which we
will sell at S." each Perfumerv and Toilet artlc'es
Come and see our goods. We are so determined to
sell that you must not go away unless you have se
cured a bargain.
i". i,.v5xi:.
g.n Main Mtroot.
Iii the Dlstrtct Court of tho L'nftcil States, for ftp
District of West Tennessee. In the matter of
It M. Bradford. -In Bankruptcy.
rpilE undersigned hereby gives notice of hts an-
L polntment as assljraee of R. M. Rradfonl, ot
1 Shelby county. Tennessee.
! .. t O. WOOLDRIDOEItssignee.
llemphl December IS. 187ii. declltri
amonds, The(
DIKING ihe year 1875 we published repeatedly
the following
Wuekeas, Within the past seven years, torty-caw
wt.d; or worthless Life Insurance companies have
been excluded from the State by orders of the Insur
ance Department; and,
Where is. There Is jet good reason to believe that
within the next sven years many more of a lil.e
worthless character will be forced to re'lre.
This JIessiok I, lss-ied to admonish thtrltizs a?
of Tennessee, and so far as may bo to favo thoai
from loss In consequence thereof. - raiSS-i
To guide the citizens of the state In the selection
of the best Life Insurance companies, we furnish the
following practical Illustration of their coraparatisa
In doing this wo emphatically disclaim uafilendll
nes - towani any comnanv. or a desire to lninre any.
, Referring to the Massachusetts Insurance Reports,
we selected the best and several of the poorerclasses
1 of companies, showing a correct measure of tho
; merits and value of each company.
! Statio of Expeiist, to Income from 1SGO
! to 1S7-3. inclusive.
' Mutual Benefit ... . 10..T1
I Globe il7..",0
! Xew Jersey Mutual 117.20
Lire Association 27.:
I H'nlon Central . . 2t5.73
Continental 24.00
Washington .. .... 24.H7
Security 24.17
! It will bo noticed that the ratio of expense of the
last seven companies were more than double that ol
I the first. Notice, now, the relative percentage of
; dividends paid by the same companies to their poll-
cy-holders since the organization of each:
! Mutual Benefit 33.2ft
Continental 14.IS1
Globe ,. ..13.44
' Washington ..14.40
1 Security ll.t'5
' Lite Association 7.24
1 tllnioTi Central ft
' Kevv Jersey Mutual . 4.4
, The Mutual Benefit, with an average return cIItI
1 deud of :;1 per cent, furrishes Its policy-holders
. Life Insurance 1! per cent cheaperthan those com
panies .thlch return only 14 per cent dividend, and
, 28 per cent, cheaper than those which return only 5
per cent tiiviuenu.
Money paid for life Insurance Is well Invested when
paid to such a company as the Mutual Benefit, but
worse than thrown away whin paid to th weak or
worthless Institutions too often presented for public
. patronage.
! Tho public are cautioned against confounding tho
) Mutual Benefit Life insurance Comnanv, of Newark,
j N. J., with a company railed the New Jersey Mutual
me Insurance Company. Manyof our citizens have
1 been misled by the similarity In name. See differ
1 ence In management and character as shown above,
i tFrom Reports: this company is not permitted to
j do business in Massachusetts.
i Since the publication of the above message, f of
1 the companies named, to-wlt: the Continental and
j the Security, have made disastrous failures, and cit
1 izens ot Tennessee have lost Largely In consequence
We again admonLsh tho people of Tennessee thst
the ena Is not yet, and that the Ust He itjatnmc- i
; The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company has
been established 'In the State of Tennessee ten years.
and has paid to the families of deceased members
In this State S.SO.O00. Its assets January 1. lS7t,
HereS!JIOS.,011. and its surplus out of which to
pay future dividends to policy holders was S2,:iS9.
5!s0 17.
We will give prompt attention to applications for
Insurance In this company, and will also be glad to
furnish information in regard to life Insurance In
any form, or as regards the character and standing
of any company.
We especially caution the public against a horde
of modern fallacies and new forms introduced by
weak, and. In some cases, by worthless companies.
Before Investing In aniili.rgof tbe kind, sendyour
address and receive infer;.! llon on the subject
Life Insurance Agents and Solicitors will find
with this company t')e most favorable conditions for
successful work. Dlstret and Local Agents wanted
throughout the State Appl;. to
J. K. WAPSKlt. Mtnte Asreut.
:M ?Iadisn and flain. TU'ranhis.
greatest esaroains
J t r-f
L;3 uses' sumI etit-sil-s" fjineis IJrmtl-
intlivs' luitl tit'ists' Hilh 2Ianl-
2nclii53fjs tuul Ties.
ILiiu'ss ttollstrH and Sels.
And the entire stork at xrently reduced
lirleCH. Call early for IiarjjninH.
to lie found at BHH
y 1
dl2 MSIiliiL
3 3 31.". in Ktwei.
opjj. "t-aJiotiy Hotc-I. I
IiKE filXE-l'ai rj tns V. W. Mail
Stack Leo m ister I .las. N. Thompson .clerk
leaves MONDAYS and THlHSDsTS at 5 o'clock
p.m.. for Arkansas City, Chicot. Napoleon. Friars
Point and Helena and way landings, connecting at
Arkansas City vltii the Pine Bluff liatlroad. and giv
ing through bills lading to I'ia BhuT and way points
on the railroad.
Merchants can rely on the strictest punctuality In
reshlpplng nil goods sent to care sleamT Phil Alllrx.
Heniember every Monday and Thursday, at 5 p.m.
J. T. VvTAelllXHTON. Agent. .'J00 Front street
Jje" I.ino Carrvins 5'nitod Statrn .tai!.
For Helena. Friars Point and tu. Bends, making all
way and plantation landings. Li-avc; every MON
DAY;, WEDNESDAY and FKID VY. at ." p.m. Mer
chant., planters and travelers can rely on the strictest
attention to all way and plantation business, ior
freight or passage anplv 011 board or to
J. T. WAbniSi.TOX fiOO Front st.
For rrhite, lilack ami Little Rcil Rivera. ;
rtlesnphie, V.'liitp nnd Itlacli Kivers U. S.
3Inll Idne.
For Indian Bay, St. Charles, Clarendon, Iievalls
Bluff, Des Arc, August;!, Jaeksouport, West lVlnt,
Searcy, Batwllle, Pon&attan aiid Pocahont.13.
The elegant passi-ngcr stramer
Hl'ili. ,J
Leaves Memphis evcrv SATL RDAY, at li p.m., con- I
1 oeciuig iiu steamer jicaxvxiili. iyr mi poims on -
! Hl.tft- ritvr
Through rales of freight and passage to all poiits
on Black and White rivers.
For freight or passage apply on board or to
J. T. WASHINGTON, Agent, 300 Front st
It P. GLENN, Agi"nt. on Wharfooat. I
Freight consigned to Milt Harry will be handled
free ct storage, drayage and commission, and put
through promptly. !
jtenijiliis antl Viekslmrg I'ackct f't-ui'j.
I'or VioktiburK',
For nelena. Friars Point, Mouth or White, Green
ville and Vlcksburg The elegant and sv "t pass, n
ger steamer
JO.irfJ JLAS3 SJ4K3. -Ljss-i--rt
M. R. Chcelc master Wash lod . . . clerk . JL
Leaves Memphis every TFEaDAY" at ," p.m., con- !
necting with the It E. LEE for New Orleans, and
Parisot Line for iiolnts on Yaroo river.
ET Freights eonsigied to the Cheek Line for ,
steamer Illinois will be received f't tdeun'a "iVcarf
boat at nil tiuseis.
! For Friar I'oiat.
The "legant iK.ispnger stt'.iiatr
i Nat. S. Creen . . master D. P. Davis clerk
Leave above tlesums. iiuitsuAisj anu
SAiTRDAYS, at 5 o'clock p.m.
Particular attei'tion isdd to lrright and passeng.-rs
Ur Council Bsna and st. inmtis rlvej
rijr3Ivl-tVnTS Itiver ami tCIvertoa.
I The evr-roi passenger steimer
A. J. "Viil. S
George W.iVvp riister ChariesSndtheracirffr4
Leaves a? -i err banuiULKjllAlS,
L arXtiiin . tnrmiKhout the season.
Ofllce 2'.'t Front street, up-statrs.
B. W. LIliHTBLHNE. Agfnt, 2!,ii Front st
For Ansaistit, Jacl.'MOniiort. West I'olnt,
Neawy aiitl ull Way I'ointM.
Tho Regular Independent Packet,
SiAi'stll- DASM, .ESggti
Ed. (. Postal Captain
Will leave Memphis EVERY Tl'ESDAY Hfteraoon,
al ti o'clock. Through bills of lading to :i!l point?
on upper Vhite and Blact rivers.
Apply for freight or iwssage to
It W. LIfiIITDUIL'E,2W Front Street.
It P. GLENN, Agent, on Wharfboat.
Holiday Gifts for Ladies.
Velvet Cloaks. Velvet Cloaks.
Mateiasse and Heaver Cloaks and
Cioaks at 85. B. ST. S3. flO and np.
IflaekKllketntSl.Sl si..si SO and up.
Colored (Silks at SI. SI fI SO.
ISlai-kand Colored Cashmeres at 53c-,
C5c. T.".
Ilea! Lace Collars. Barhes. Initial
nandkerchiet's. Opera Shawls,
fans, ilk anil Isee Ties.
Holiday Gifts for lisses.
lEendy-niaile Suits, many less than
Cloaks. Hhawlri and Waterproof
Wraps-new designs.
Dress ooils for 3IIs.es. 20e a yard.
MIhmcs' Mnoes. Iisf,es Hose.
Missed FnrNets at SI.
Holiday Gifts for Children.
Childreu's IValkins Mults. Ies than cost.
Children'sTCloaks at rest, many iess tkait east.
Children's Sacks. Hoods. Dolts. Tea Sets. Jite.
Children's Fur !s.ets at less than eosf.
Children's Gloves. Whoes. IIose.Etc.
ioliday Gifts for Infants,
Infants Cloaks at a saeriflee.
Infants' Kuibroideredand Plain Dresses.
Infants' White liare Dresses.
Infants Underwear and Bibbs.
Infants' Konnets and Caps.
Infants Embroidered Mhawls. Waeks ami Skirts
litQl'lp Piwpp my ftp pfi hflQw
iMMLlls ilMb iill lily liUllllilp
As importers and maniifactnrersnjteuts. wc show the largest assortment In this
city of appropriate and useful goods, at from 33 to 5l ju-r
cent. lower than elsewhere. 1
Real fiarnet Eardrops,
Coral Sets and Pins.
Coral Drops and Buttons.
Coral Combs and Studs.
Coral Chains and Crosses.
Real Shell Combs,
Real Ivoiy Combs,
Turquoise Sets.
Plated Scarfpln,
Plated Jewelry,
Onyx Pins and Drops.
Onyx Chains,
Jabots la Boxes.
Real Lace Ties,
Silk Ties at cost.
Silk Handkerchiefs.
MaTieStrnrt Cuff.
Handkerchief Boxes.
Collar Boxes. Cuff Boxes.
.Most complete assortment of a
Artistic I lowers, m garni-1
tares and sprays, fascinat
lngly beautiful. a
SiissMdr. fea Ba Yfi f v?.
1 a. b . m mimi
Will offer during the nolldaj Season aa extremely virled line of tup most Elesant, Useful and
Acceptable Articles, suitible for Holiday Presents, ev. r ofTcitd l. .in? house In tbe city.
; nd l'. prL-es vrithln the reach of all. Among the most ;,t;r.rL!ve we m'ght mention
I of which ive have the most superb stock ever seen In Memphis, etiiulsitely trimmal and to the most atyHsil
shipes. and sizes to suit all ages Ladles. Misses and Children. That most appropriate
and seasonable gift, a
Can be procured, In tiny style, from our
1 Skirt, WliawJs and Scnri"-:, in
j Jovr prit't".. , -' '
I BIsick TniFcta ami 4Sros drain Silkft exlreaiely cIichij.
1 CoJoimmI Faille asufl Gvosi Grain Silks at low prices.
Mi ESS OOBS! iJSESS GOS8! in iniinentse variety,, at pop
ular prices.
Black Alpacas and Black JIohairK in Lest shiT most relia5!
liiipin's Unrivaled 3SIck Caslmjercs, all at exirsorainarily
low price.
L3T Call earJj and avoid the rnwh of tke 3ast few days.
242. 344 antl 246 Main St.. ov. Joifeison.
A. i01J. ALSTO.X R0YI.
I Importers and Wholesale Liquor Merchants,
Mom. 34:7 Fj-onir street, fesnlils. Tesm-
1 g-j
nml E.iqnoi-s
ss; f 3 Fa . i ecru j?sr mi " m m
i " " " iHi'noiiroi
llr HP on
ill OOl il
ISA and lg SJ-isien
3 i rs
Fine CloaSs at cost.
French Bonntts,
French Hat,
Children's Hats,
Boys' Hats,
Sealskin Caps,
Dolmans at cost.
Elegant Parts Suits at half-cost
of tmcortattoFt.
Ivorv Pans, Pearl Fans,
Lac-- Fans. Ebony Ruts.
Inlaid Fans, sweetly pretty.
if m
immense stock, at an ' awfully liys" price.
endless vni'ieiv, at cxtresucly
of IMreci 3Ltp.i4i;;
and Cottofi Faoil
nts-eet, Jl stphis.
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