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MEMPHIS APPEAL, BT O LIWAY aft. KE1TEV6. l erva ortlnbaeriptlan. Dally A. Weekly DAJ.hH 9 eopr, one month. ry mall ' Om copy, one year.by mall- - ? 22 t-n copy, six month. by mall 22 Ilia eopy, one wwfc. tn elty O copy, oue mooth- tn city WKEKLT: O i eopr. on jr. U is oopr. s mociUiS. A no dradmea oople sent free of charge. O ir mall-books are kept by po-iouton, add no by OdlrWroal lunxa. . fi ordering (n changed from one postonea W another, UM name of both poaUxDcea should be Bates f ATertIaln. Tint InMTVn. p-r square. .1 d ihMmu.- IniMrtliiM. mr Minn WW m bt Una aoild nonpareil make one Kjuare, and twelve llnee make one Inch. L imi Nodosa are twenty eenU per Hno Brat tnaer loo. fifteen oenta per line pw week. VuiM, etc.arn ten eenta per Una On Insertion, and live onnu pet Una each. eahseiueat lnaerUoo. t uh and Marriage noucm. Funeral notices and Obituaries, are charged at regular rales. W wUI M aewpt any advertisement to follow ma ins maw. r ra or Fourth pace advertisement, stationary, loobla ratea. - . a il Advertising BIIU for amount leas than FTve Dol lars must be paid for before Insertion, Thl rule . will be strictly adhered to. To Contributor and Corre-ipondenta "e solk-tt letters and communications apon subject of geueml Interest, but such must always beae- com Min l ty a reajpofisiDie name. We will net return iwjwiml communications. All tetters, eouimunlcailoris, or anything else (or the Amux, should be addressed OlLUWlI HATING. M. & Caliaway, I 282 Second street, 4. M. Kkatim). I Memphis. Tenn. 2E.1IPIIIS APPEAL FRIDAY MORXIXti, JAX. 12, 1877. The, duel between Mr. Bennett, of the New York Herald, and Mr. Frederick May, is likely to prove iatal, the latest telegraphic dispatches informing us that the latter, badly wounded in the hip, is about to die. If this prove so, Mr. Dennett will have to confront a prosecution tliat may cost him a fortune and hn ha rrtmrwIloA " 1H(4" frran rlw mil I a rope, or endure a long term of penitentiary confinement. The laws cf New York are err severe &ainst dueling1, as may be seen from the following relating to the matter, as printed in the Revised Statutes, page 962, under the head of " Dueling and Challenges to Fight, and Prize-Fighting:" Skit low 1. Every person who shall tight a duel srlth any deadly weapon, although no death ensue, ball, uimjo conviction, be punished In a Slate . priwn for a term not exceeding ten years. Hiu'. 2. Every person who shall challenge another to tight such a duel, or who shall yeod or deliver a written or verbal message purporting or Intended to tie such challenge, or who shall accept any such challenge or message, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any uch challenge or message, or who hall be present at the time of fighting any duel with deadly weaiMma, either as second, aid or sur geon, or wbo sbkll devise or give any countenance or assistance to such duel, shall, upon eouvtoUon, be punished by lintirtsoTunent la a State prison for a term not exceed) ng seven years. Kbt. 5. If any Inhabitant of this State shall leave the same for the purpose of eluding the operation of the provisions herein contained and respecting dueling or challenges to fight, with the Intent of giving or receiving any challenge herein prohibited, or of aiding or setting In giving or receiving such challenge, or shall give or receive any such chal lenge, or shall aid and abet In giving and receiving the same without this btate. he shall be deemed as fumy, and shall be subject totne line punisnment as f the offense bad been committed within this State. It is argued, however, says the World, from which we make the abo extract a point that is borne out by past experience in such affairs that when a person or persona leave the State really with the intention of fighting a duel, bat taking care not to make their intention known a precaution which, tinder the circumstances, they would be very certain to adopt it would be next to impossi ble to prove the intention in a court of law. Tamiam in rvioA aif o hvat iIa moofin cr in Canada, if the challenge has been sent after th rWllpnmno. nartv fan left the State, it will not be an easy matter for the prosecutor to satisfactorily make it plain that it was intended to send the note before leaving the State. It is to find out whether this was done or not by Mr. Ben. ett or May, that Dr. Charles Phelps has been arrested and ia now held in contempt for refusal to answer, his plea being that an answer would incul pate hira. The public opinion of the north, and especially of New York, ever since the Aaron Burr-Hamilton duel has been very strong against duels and duellists, and we J J . II I ! I I f ....Mag V iJCil nett-May affair through the law officers of - the State. They have begun with Phelps and will no doubt exhaust the other parties in or der to get at the bottom facts of an affair which threatens so sad a termination. Else where we publish sketches of the principals, wbjch may prove of interest to our readers and help them to an opinion of their merits and their deservings. In the meantime the two young girls who suffer most are deserving of sympathy the disappointed bride whose tenderest sentiments have been food for idle gossips, for so many days, who may be shortly called upon to mourn a dead brother, and the sister of Mr. Bennett, who idolizes a brother whose weaknesses and excesses have plunged her into despair and blighted a fair young life. A PROPoe of the work done in Tennessee by the Episcopal church in the establishment ot the Sewanee university, schools for children, eleemosynary institutions under the care of "sisters," and the organization of collegiate churches, we. learn from the Warrington (England) Guardian that the wonderful vitality of the Established church is showing itself in many potent ways. There never was such a spirit of church and cathedral restora tion abroad. Cme after another the venerable ecclesiastical buildings of England are being brought back, as near as money and thought ful, reverent skill can effect it, to their origi nal condition. No one, be he sectary or sec- lanst, could go through the restored Ches ter cathedral without a feeling of reverent delight. The retained venerability of the structure, its esthetic suggestiveness, its ar tistic beauty, awe and subdue, and no one possessing a spark of feeling could tread those long-drawn aisles without feeling, for the time at leant, a better man. Now a new movement follows, and makes it its business to put bishops into the restored cathedrals, Already we have a bishop of Truro, and soon shall have one at St. Albans. Liverpool even now delights to call Dean Howson her bishop; and Nottingham, and we know net what towns besides are raising a similar claim. The source of all these changes is voluntary. ism. The vast funds that have been expended in church restoration have been raised by the free gifts of the people; the revenues of the new bishoprics are also due to voluntary gifts, Indeed, a spirit of voluntary giving ia being developed in the church that will soon make thq establishment quite as much, if not more, a voluntary than an endowed church, If this were merely the spread of ecclesiasti cum, it would have its dark as well as its bright side; but when on all hands ir is al lowed that the new-born liberality is asso ciate! with new and increasing developments of ail truly christian fruits, the change is a vo welly one identified with all that is be nevolent and good in national growth. A correspondent, in another column, makes a suggestion that we hope all the Sunday-schools of Memphis will adopt and act upon next Sunday. It is that a penny sub scription be taken up for the benefit of the children of Mr. Blis, who, with his wife, was killed by the fatal railroad accident at Ashta bula, Ohio. Few of the readers of the Ap peal need to be reminded of who Mr. Bliss is.- The sweet singer who made the great revival teason of last summer a year ago so acceptable to thou sands who did not, as wll as the thousands who did believe in that religious move ment, cannot be to toon forgotten by the citi zens of Memphis. The effective work he did in assisting Mr. Whittle, the evangelist, was acknowledged by men and women of all shades of Protestant Christianity, and his sim plicit of life, coupled with his zeal for the great and good work in which he was en gaged, enlisted for him the esteem of all who were privileged to know him private'y, as well as the respect and confidence of the re ligious world at large. The children of such a man should not be allowed to want for a suitable testimonial of the public estimate of their father s virtues and deservings, espe cially when the individual tax toward it is so small. Memphis onght to send thousands of pennies to Chicago, and with them assurances of a quickening memory of Mr. Bliss's visit to our city, and of the high estimation in which he was held and will ever be held as an unostentatious, plain, practical worker in a field where thousands "regularly ordained' fail utterly for want of the energy, the quick ening motive, the intensity of faith, the will to work and. the common sense to guide both will and faith in right directions. TflS election for aldermen, counciknen and school vis. tors held yesterday resulted, as will be seen from our report elsewhere, in the selection of a very fair representation, taken altogether. The gentlemen elected to the school board are, it is a pleasure to note, friends of the public schools, which depend for their future upon the intelligence and good sense of those who are intrusted with their managemecL We know of no interest connected with our city government that is more important than the schools at which generations of children are to be fitted for hie and where they are to receive those les sons which will strengthen them for the act- lve duties of citizenship. The Appeal has ever been, and will continues to be, the friend of public education, and it most cheerfully indorses every thing in the reast calculated to advance a cause so dear Jo the people; it i i"o- with satisfaction that we record the fact of the election of citizens, who have, by their labors in the past the highest evidence of their ability to direct so important a trust. Our schools are not what we would have them: they are far from reaching the em ciency and completeness which they will no doubt reach one of these days, when our bur den of municipal debt has been adjusted ' to something like a sum we can carry and pro vide for with ease. With the money avail able, they are now all that they can be made, and are directed with a care and cheapness that challenges the most ardent friends of economy. To see that they are kept up to at least present efficiency, and that good teach era, at living salaries, are retained, is a work that the new board will find anything Lut an easy one. But they will. we.hggtfn V'al to It, sntTUtlhe dose of their term be able to give a good account of their stewardship Difficult as their task is, that of the new gen eral council is much more bo. They will have to deal, among other things, with the city debt problem, a work that, although much of the way to its accomplishment has been made easy by Mayor Flippin, devolves ,upon them labor of no ordinary character. The bond-holders have agreed to a compromise, but the terms of that compromise have not yet received the assent of the city government or the people. It will require both tact and discretion to seal it. Many citizens are eagerly pressing for terms equal to a re duction of two-thirds the face value of the whole debt, bonded and floating, at four per cent. interest: others are wi ling to accept a fifty per cet. j reduction at four P" cent- interest, and others i ain, the fewest in number, concede a forty i per cent,, reduction, wim interest, ai tour per 1 cent, for ten years, six per cent, for ten years. ! and eight per cent, for ths last ten years of 1 thirty-year bonds. Between these there I may be other modifications each of which will be pressed against that which Mayor Flippin with consummate ability secured. The new council will have to withstand the merely chimerical and impracticable, and deal with the possible,-remembering that they represent the debtor suing for mercy at the hands of the creditor, with icmote cnances ot accomp. ing anyuung nniess guarantees can be given of promptness in the future and ability to meet the terms of this final contract. They will have to be guided not so much by what they desire as by what they can ob tain on the basis to which Mayor Flippin 's good faith is already pledged. We trust they will be equal to it, and that in a spirit of har mony, sustained by a patriotic love of Mem phis and a desire to advance her best inter ests, they will bend every . energy to the con summation of a reasonable reduction of our city debt With a half or a third of that load removed, Memphis would take a fresh start on the road to prosperity, for which. just now, everything in the State and nation seems propitious. rom trie Chicago iiaiicay a ge, a paper of very great merit as a railroad organ, we learn that about two thousand five hundred miles of railway were constructed in the United States daring the year 1876. This ia equal to the whole railway mileage of the country np to the year 1840 thirty seven years ago and is a greater increase than was effected in any year before 1867. At that time the fever set in, and for the seven following years, ending with 1873, the rate of increase was much higher. reachinsr. in 1871, to seven thousand six hundred and seventy miles. In 1874 the mileage of new roads added was about two thousand: in 1875 it was considerably less; and the fact that last year showed a material increase, in spite or the general depression in business. hows the strong recuperative power of the railway interest, and indicates that with the restoration of business confidence, the werk of construction will be continued with re newed vigor. The past year has been one of the most severe that the transportation inter ests have experienced. Many roads have Ped into the hands of receivers, or been sold out by the bondholders, and reorganized on the basis of actual value. There is more of this work yet to be done, but we believe that with our railways in general the worst point has been passed, and that the coming year wiu be, on the whole, a prosperous and profitable one, and that investors in railway properties will begin to see a return for their meny once more. Thk Nashville American, wLfch, siniralar ly enough, has had but little to say for sena torial aspirants and nothing at all to say uunng the great contest, thus pays its re spects to Senator Isham G. Harris, who arrived home yesterday and was the recipient ot congratulations from his host of friends: i oe election or isham G. Harris a unstn, iviout icnamw in me congress or tnel nlted kTiii,.u otob uu n Humnn ui mnw iiriM bm nna k.. r v. wuiiw ui events, uiougn ii was a triumph, per- -, .wm wuium uixneq uj ms most san gulne friends. Such unuiimit? u umuiui i ... -iiou xunu uj Buraoruinary circumstances and by exalted merit. It was not a trtomph of the past, but of the present It meant simply this and noth ing more: That these States are one cntintn every man In Ua citizen with equal rights. It means that the people of this country do not propose to Ig nore their ablest and Durmt mn !- tsMjae ot tne past; while It has, long ago. been settled that men shall not be selected slmDlr for service rendered In th mut It ma. the people propose la render available and make use of their entire stock of nmt material and k toe oest men as puouc servants, senator Har ris mas oeeo Kientined with thm noiitim in struggles, in lis revolutionary period, and during Its darker dars. and he has btM. msnondnl tnth il ui us people wno Know ne nas been guided by hon esty of purpose, and actuated by pure motives: who know his skill and ability as a statesman, and hU ui uiuua iu aunmaa mi nznL w a mm ihit in it. further deirberaUoas the legislature may be guided 7 tha same wisdom toacholaa which win rTimi.h him an able, dues and staiMmaniika MmilliilAa In the scouts where great Questions are tobeoasld ered. rans. January 11: Srwcie in tu FtinW r r ranee aecreaaea near v tin miiimn frani aunng me past weec. NASHTOjLR 'atlnae4 from Klrwt Pace. Immigration to TeBaeaaee. A letter has n received by Colonel J. B. Killebrew, commissioner of acTiculture, sta tistics and mines, says the Nashville Banner, from Charles S. Archer, of New York, in which he states that an arent whom he sent to Germany, wrote from Brinkum, under date of December 15th, stating that owing to the threatened war letween Turkey and Kussia, it makes it difficult for emigrants to come over, being subject to conscription. The peo ple distrust American land agents, having been swindled several times by them. He in tend making another tour through a different section of the country, and endeavor to in duce immigration to America, and particu larly to Tennessee. Oar Pablle aad Private Hehoola. Reports of private schools to the state su perintendent of public instruction, says the American, show the average cost of tuition of pupil per month in said schools to be f 1 t'J. This Lj a considerable reduction cn former years, and has been brought about mainly in consequence of the competition of public schools, and even then exhibits an ex cess of cost of the tuition of each pupil per month, iu private schools, compared with public schooL?, for the year 1876, of 9:3 cents, lliis excess, if paid on the enrollment of public and private pupils in the State, would amount to f 209,804 more per month than the enrollment of pupils in the public schools, taking as a basia 06 counties from which re pot ts of private schools have been obtained, instead of 93 counties in which public schools are taught. The number of private schools in the 66 counties from which repor s have been received, is 10!Si; teachers, 1251 ; pupils en rolled, 32,416; attendance, 17,820; average cost of tuition of pupil per month, $1 79, while the average cost per pupil in the public schools per mnti- ae enrollment of public schools, in 9d counties, is 194,180; average daily attendance, 125,908; average attendance on school population, 28 87-100; per cent, of attendance on enroll ment, 65; average days taught, 71, or 9 1-10 per cent. ; average compensation of teachers per month. $')2 18; average cost of pupil per month. 85 6-10 cents: number of teachers employed white males, 2499; white females, 897; colored males, 584; colored females, 2:10; grand total, 4210. Number of schools white, 3070; colored, 827, of which there are 156 graded and 152 consolidated schools; number of teachers licensed white males, 2488; white females, 828; colored males, 587; colored females, 265; average rate of county supplemental tax on polls, 83 7-10 in the 46 counties levying said tax; on property, 13H mills on the $ 100 worth. Scholastic population: White males, 167,- 278; white females, lo8,0.J4; total whites, 325,312; colored males, 55,226; colored fe males, 53,593; total colored, 108,819; grand total, 434,131, against 426,612 in 1875 an increase of 7519. The number of schoolhouses in the State is: Stone, or brick, 106; frame, 1073; log, 1977; total. 3136; estimated value of school houses, including $37,090 worth of appara- rataa, 1 JiiA&lS 79. bchoolhouses emiti'i?, i1m Stone or brick, 2; frame, 158; log, 135; to tal, 29o. Recnipts from all sources, $838,735 15 against $740,316 63 for the year 1875, show ing an increase of $98,418 52. Disbursements: Salaries of teacher, $558,518 20; for sites and buildings, $41, 893 90; furniture, $5121 44; salaries, clerks, treasurers, $8369 29; other expenditures, in cluding old dd-t. $47,595 80; total expendi tures, 098,220 36. The reports from the various counties show a balance od haud of $141,174 47, and a past due indebtedness of $8680 75, against a bal ance for 1875 of $52,022 72, and past-due in debtedness of $15,065 06. The Comptroller's Report. From the report of Comptroller Gaines, which will be laid before the general assem bly to-morrow morning, we ootain. says the American, the following information bearing upon the State finances: ESTIMATED KECEIPT3 FOE THE TEAR 1877. From revenue (Including delin quents) on property tax 8 800,000 00 75,000 00 260,000 00 45,000 00 2,700 00 1,000 00 13,000 OO 7,500 00 75,000 O0 20,000 OO 2,250 00 4,000 00 8,000 00 Front revenue collectors on dog tax. . From county court clerks From circuit court clerks (Including all redemptions? From criminal court clerks From law court clerks From chancery court clerks From supreme court clerks From railroads. rrom Insurance companies From express companies From banks From HelsKell's Reports. Cash on hand Dec. IV, 1MH 13H,-J 1H Leas Tennessee money. 71.281 U9 68,040 80 81,376,4(10 80 o?7 interest on the poses, e: except the payment public debt, are estimated by the comptroller at. u,zuu. ine rauroau companies paid $70,536 as taxes for 1875. Of the bonded debt the report says: "Very complete and satisfactory tables were presented in the last report from this office, showing for what purposes the bonds were is sued originally, dates of issuance, dates of maturity, and all information that could be desired in this connection as matters of refer ence. I have not deemed it necessary or ad visable to renew or repeat those tables in this report. Detailed statements, however, are given of the operations of this office in fund ing or registering bonds under the act of March 17. 1873. It was estimated bv mv nre- deceesor in office that the bonded indebted ness reported December 19, 1874, was liable to be increased $2,130,000 by the presentation of valid outstanding liabilities, which had not been presented, but which were fundable un der the act of 1873. By reference to the proper tables, it will be seen that of this amount there has been funded and registered $1,009.- 000, leaving $1,021,000 yet to funded and registered. VV hile 1009 bonds have been fund ed and registered in the last two years, it will also be seen that during this time 709 bonds, previously funded and registered, have been received into the treasury and canceled. No provision was made by the last gen eral assembly for that portion of the debt which became due in the years 1875 and 1876. This amount was $75,000. and will be mcreased $?0,000 by those maturing in the year 1877, thus far registered. These bonds are fundable, under the act 1873, at the op tion of the State, and the present executive officers have approved and adopted the hold ing of their predecessors, viz.. that an ex pression of the legislature is necessary to in dicate what that option may be." The comp troller says the decrease in valuation of the taxable property in the State from 1873 to 1875 amounts to $10,407,786; and the de crease from 1875 to 1876 amounts to $10.- 018,049. This shows a total decrease in valu ation of $20,425,835 between 1875 and 1876. or a diminution in the State tax of $81,703 34. To the above decrease iu valuation add the lecrease of $18,556,173 from 1873 to 1874, and we have a total shrinkage in values be tween the years 1873 and 1876 amounting to $38,982,008, or a total diminution in State tax amounting to $155,928. Referrim? to the delinquent fascist, he says: in addition to the usual table showin? the names of delinquent'? and the amounts due, I have, in Appendix H, given a complete re sume of the delinquencies reported December 19. 1874. showine the nresent condition of each account, and explaining, as far as prac ticable, all the transactions ' or entries of the past two years looking to an adjustment of these accounts. Believine a true nolicv re quired that these delinquencies should be dealt with vigorously, I have used every ef fort to collect these amounts; justice to the tax-payer and - to the present tax-collectors demands such a course. What has been the result of these efforts tie tables in question will show. Of the $770,077 total- delinauen- cy repjrxeu uecemoer l, lSd, there has been adjusted and collected about $320,000. To explain the large amount of credits by reason of releases and commissions, it must be remembered that the collector does not re ceive credit by commissions until final settle ment, and whil" a collector mav lie nivu4nl delinquent to the amount of $2000, two thirds of this amount may be his legal com missions; and fcT the other third, as has sometimes happened, he may produce a valid voucher for releases allowed at nrmwr fim in due form and according to law, but for which he has never received credit at this office by failure of the proper officer to for ward the necessary certified report of the same. It will, therefore, lie re.-ul.lv seen that these amounts are, to say the least, very tirecarious assetx. If steps be taken and the necessary proceedings be instituted, a considerable portion ot this agjjTPgate amount mit?ht be rat heiwl inf i-Ke State treasury. With this view I think it would be economy to create, even temporari ly, the office of the solicitor of the treasury, whose especial dutv it shall be to attnii tn all suits growing out of these claims, and to all legal business connected with the revpnue of the State, and at the same time render such other services us circuinxtancea might require. The amount renorted due LvV linquents for the vear 1374 is verv small compared with corresponding reports tor former years, and a considerable rxtrtion of this amount will be covered bv commis sions on final settlement. It is only own; to the difficulty in connection wh the col lection and settlement cf the dog tax tlii.t the amount for l j U net correspondinfily. small, and a still lurT proportion of tlus delinquency will be consumed by releases and commissions. Wliiie tlte '"dog law' has received many execrations, it has been a considerable source, of revenue to the State, having yielded, for the year 1875, a net revenue of about $120,000. At the same time it has lx-en ''death to the dog," as will be ascertain!, by a comparison of the tax aggregates for the years l"7-" and 1876, that it has caused about 1 55,000 dogs to be killed in one year. For information as to what extent it may have protected the sheep and encouraged wool growing, reference may be had to the bureau of agriculture, statis tics, etc. More stringent legislation with re gard to the payment of texes is recommended. During the past year there hasoeen a large decrease in the cost of criminal prosecutions, but the comp roller thinks a still further re duction can be made. Underthe head of "Judicial Salaries," the comptroller suggests: The judicial circuits lie enlarged and equal ized, and the number of judges thereby re duced, and that unneces-iury courts be dis pensed with. To facilitate thw adopt a sys tem of two instead of three terms in the cir cuit court per annum in each county; re quire judges to fix certain days of the court lor the trial of felony cases; restrain by prop er legislation the easy continuance of cases; guard by necessary checks, if practicable un der the constitution, the right of appeal, re quiring complainant, to set out any real error by his petition Appeal simply to gain time should not be allowed; make judgements rendered by justices of the peace final, where the amount is not over fifty dollars. Attention is called in the re port to some defects in the new revenue, and various suggestions looking to the more efficient collection of taxes oremade. The taxation of telegraph companies on the same basis as railroads is recommended. The bonded debt of the State is shovrn to be ... . tto nnna psiRincr ot liens uu railroads, $3,4514-; bondeu ueni over as sets, $19,750,255. The State floating debt is as follows : Outstanding warrants S12,0fi0 21 Interest past-due January 1 . 1 87rt. . . tMtl,252 01 Interest past-due July 1, 1S7 i!W,252 00 Interest due January 1, 187? tMW,252 00 Total 52.217,816 21 To meet these liabilities there are the fol lowing resources: Uncollected taxes Sl,570,59 Rrt Cash on hand 13!.,y.J2 19 Interest from solvent railroads to January 1, 1877 P5,6:J6 10 Total 81,805,627 7. Current Uabltltles over resources $412,188 42 State Insurance Statistics. The report of Dr. William Morrow, State insurance commissioner, says the Banner, which will be submitted to the general assem bly within the next few days, ia quite a lengthy, but well prepared document. . Sta tistics contained therein show the following as the amount of revenue collected by the State from December 20, 1874, to December 31, 1876, inclusive, frdm the different outside fire and life insurance companies doing business in lennessee. Amazon. 8 473 34. Ins. Co. N. A. . 544 34 itdi Hartl'd. 1,516 14 Llv.. L. and ii.r Vtr8 71 iner n uari. rMniondon Anmm 47ri Atlantic 121 1.1 ji ere. mutual. zv4 i. Clay 179 85: Manhattan. ... : 177 31 Conn. Fire 141 98 National 130 23 Com'l Union.. 244 09 New Orleans.. 126 26 Continental... 402 60 Niagara 356 24 Citizens 142 98 N.Brit. and M. 1,124 45 Far. and Drov. 60 30 Penn 146 71 Firemen's F'd. 144 0 ; Peoples.New'k 129 72 Fire Assocla'n. 492 62 Phoinlx, Hart. 7S8 00 Franklin, P a. 1,137 21 1 Phoenix. N. Y. 4X6 13 f ran lln. Mo.. 92 75 Paclllc Mutual. 26 07 uerman-Amer. sn yueen 1.183 51 Ger. and Han. 603 98 Hoyal 723 26 Georgia Hoiae. 406 21SLj.F'eanlM. 168 77 Globe. 289 2S , St. Louis Fire. 95 24 Hartford f,09 75 Sp'g. F.amlH. 120 32 Hamb'g-Brem. 277 39 Scottish Com.. 120 55 Home, Ti. 1,364 97 (Traders 94 27 Home, Ohio.. 10 21 Union.Texas.. 76 52 idonman 91 9, Westchester... 124 is7 Humboldt.. . 26 78' Imperial 665 491 Total.... SlP.112 00 The following buius were collected fron Memphis, Tennessee, companies: Bluff City 82,000 00 MempMs City.. 1,000 35 Equitable l,Ot0 85 Planters 1,600 00 KranKland 213 4 State 1.218 81 Hernando 1,506 OO Tern. F. t M.. 1,000 00 Home 495 001 tVashlugtou... 1,173 50 The following sums were contributed from other btates : JKtnn 1,873 78 Mut'l Ben.,N.J. 771 71 Conn. Mutual.. 1.229 Ort N. Y. Life 123 55 tiiooe uuiuni.. ai 18 National 1152 Knickerbocker. 1,110 18 Pledm.dcArl'n. 1,632 68 LireAssoclat'n. 932 07 Republic 54 66 Manhattan 249 95 St. Louis Life. 2,357 86 Mass. Mutual . . 2 1'7 , Universal 572 76 jnui i L.tie,N.x. i,tt90WI Total S12.9S9 00 Tennessee Life companies pailHxes as fol lows: Nashville. 1 .662 81 Southern, of Memphis 3,650 65 Widows and Orphans Fund 597 20 the Globe, of Chicago. A new way that cmes throat and luncr dis eases, Dr. J. II. M'Lean's cough and lung neaung globules. thousands certify that they cured coughs, colds and consumption. Trial boxes, twenty-five cents by mail. Dr. J. H. M Lean, J14 Chestnut street, St. Louis. AIjIiCOCK'S ' Porous Plasters! them, and mo avoid mterr.lle Imitations. is. tjitA.v ukuth, rrefrt. Office, SV4 Canal street. 'w Vork. JOHN LILLY, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. 14 Union street. Memphis. Tenneaoee. Office of the Memphis City FIRE AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPASV. No. 19 Madison Street. Memphis, Tehh., January 9, 1877. AT the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, held this day. a dividend of FIVE PER CENT. on the capital stock was declared and ordered to be creanea on me stock notes ol the company. By order of the Board. E. M. APPERSON, President Hkmbt J. Ltkk, Cashier. JalO cecums ovai 1.SOO vrHtiM Vvctabla aui nosrer Bsads. fOLOBED PLATES. Elegut wood-ats of vegetables &nl flowers, llamlsoin rat aMa FasMlanedt " Bend for it. DETROIT SEED CO.. Ptrolt. nirh. JOHN POOL, Late U. S. Senator. BEES B. EDMONDSON. Memphis, Tenn. POOL&EDHOIS( Law Office, 507 Twelfth street, Washington, D. C. 1 1 TILL practice In all the Courts of the District o. V V Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States court or Claims, aim before the Executive Depart ments of the Government. Prompt attention glvei fco Mb txjiiecuon oi ihi m ocyY A SPLE.VDII1 OPPORTCXITV TO Dbavtikg. 1877, at New Orleans. Monday, Feb. nth. LOllKliW hTATK LOTTKHV lit This institution w;is regularly Incorporated by the Liegisiaiure or tiie state tor eaucationai purposes In ISiiK, with a capital of $1.0O0 Oo0. tonhlchit has since aaue.i a reserve iunu ot 5si.o,O0. II.-, Cirao'l Miosle umber Dran lnrs wlil take place monthly. It never tcalet or potitpmieit.. Look at tne loiiowuig scneme: CAPITAL PRIZE, 23.000, 40.000 Tickets at Five Dollar) Each. LIST OF PRIZES: 1 Capital Prize 1 Prize 1 Prize 825,000 . 10.000 . 5.OO0 . 5,000 . o.OOO . 5,000 . 0,250 2 Prizes 82500... R Prizes 1000 10 Prizes 25 Prizes 100 Prize 100 Prizes 250 Prizes 500 Prizes 4000 Prizes fioo :. 250 lOO . 10,000 50.. 5.000 25 ,.r,iM) 10 5.000 S 20,000 APPROXIMATION PRIZES: 9 Approximation Prizes of $2(K) 1.800 9 Approximation Prizes of 125 1,1 V5 I 9 Approximation Prizes of 75 075 6022 Prizes, amounting to 8111,100 Write for Circulars or send orders to Chan. T. Howard. Xew Orleans, La. Third Grand monthly Orawlnr. Mon day, March 6th. Capital Prize, 830.000. Tickets, 810 each. Plantation for Sale or Lease. TBS well-known Walnut firove Plantation. In Coahoma county, Mississippi. 8 miles from BoMnaonvlll Lacdlug, constat In of absut 1200 acres dear land anu about 1HOO acres woodland. Offers will be ree!ved bs Jl'BTB 4 CO., 19 Broad MM aye The Greatest Bargains EVER OFFERED IX Are to be found at 312 MAIN. A SEW AHHITAL OF Hamburg; Km broideries, Ladies' and Gent' Linen Hand kerchiefs, Ladies' and Gents' Silk Hand kerchiefs, Rnchings and Ties, Linen Collars and Nets. TWnrolio. and Xapklns, AT LUPOKTERS' I'H.EN. And the entire stock at grreatly reduced prices. Call early for bargains. Taylor, Joy & Co 312 Hain Street. opp. l'eabody Ifotei. DIVIDEND NOTICE. The Fourth National Bank, Mxxphis, Tknm., January 2, 1877. ) AT a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fourth National Bank, held this day. a dividend ot five to) !er cent was declared, payable to Btocknoiuers on demand. w. c. jhccluku, casnier. GRAIN! GBAL! 300 sacks Rust Proof Oats. 900 sacks Shorts and Shlpstuff. 1500 sacks Wheat Bran. 2000 sacks Com. 700 sacks Oats. 300 sacks Cracked Com. 1000 bales Hay. 800 bales Straw. 10.000 new Com Sacks. 10,000 new Oat and Bran Sacks. 15,000 Second-hand Sacks. JAS. S. SUTTOJT & CO- s3 Main street. PRINTING. New Type. New Machinery. New and Improved Papers. S. 0. TOOF, PRINTING-HOUSE AND BOOKBINDERY No. 15 Court Street. "OT THT5 RECENT ADDITIONS OF NEW TF.- .13 SIGNS OF TYPE and NEW MACHINERY, ana new ana unprovea stocks or papers, i am una bled to do superior wc.-k on very short notice, and al extremely LOW PRU'KN. I can successful)! duplicate work and prices of Eastern and Northei n dries. I employ skilled workmen in all the depait ments of my printing and bookh'nuery business. WU.iarantee &$3)SMPS& fo "U JilC HlSltM of Printing and Bookbinding, and te quest those desiring either or both to examine my styles ana prices. MUSIC BOUND In the most elegant style, at exceedingly low prices CAK.LIXG CARDS Gotten ud In the latest and most beautiful srvles for the execution of which I have addn new nti in Court street. between Main and Front Bts. Memphis. Tenn- Fairbanks's Scales. 0EGILL BROTHERS & CO.. Aarente.. aiu ana sis r rout street. STEAM-ENGINES! More affective and more complete, and more readily adapted to the various me chanical and agricultural uses than any other In the market Practical Improvements accu mulated from twenty years manuiactunng experience, with reputation maintained and success established. Send for Circulars, descriptive, and containing ten- tlmonlalsng concemlour Portable, Mtat lonary uiiu Agrariruiiui ivaBm-jtun7ineB Wood, Tabor & Morse, Eaten. Madison Cow Hew York. MOORE, BASSETT & CO., LUMBER DEALERS, Nos. 351 and 353 Second St., Memphis. a! u e t a o o IliiY lilllllllV- frignBanannsaBiisJ ; Doors, - Lubber Sash ; Laths ANO : ANO 'Blinds - Shingles to 3 ,-jt C3 CD ;i Pi OS X ft i lH HE .4) t. to 0 a CB -I CD A 0 a si CD CO n9 tennial OFFICIAL REPORT that the CONFIRMS THE NEWS Wilson Shuttle Sewln? Machine received the hiehent award for best family machine In the world, for Simplicity, Durability, Lleht Running. Quiet and Raolil Stltfiilnir. Ntw Stop-motion, Largest Capacity. Superior Workman ship; best of material used In construction; wearing pans aojusiaDie: aoine an Kinds or worK rmm hntst of lace to heaviest of cloth. A written guarantee to keep machines Incomplete order, free of charge, for five years, accompanies each machine. Catalogue of style and prices of machines: also, catalogues of the celebrated GLOVE-FITTING Ha7.AH Papfh fA 11 tK.NS. sent rroe to any aiulress. Old Machines, of any make, taken Iu exchange, at fair value. Needles and attachments sold fur all machines. Also, neatly repaired. JAMES A. SWAINE & CO., GENELAL AGENTS, No. 272 Second street, Avers Bnildinsr. M. I. L. STEWART, SOLICITOR AND ATTORNE Y'AT-LAW, Office No. 84 Poplar Strees, Memphis. l TILL practice In the Courts af Law and Cban- v v eery in west Tennessee ana Korta mibsIhIs- sippi, ana give special attention to collections, con veyancing, etc i.:rw,':':'":fi"'-,ki-!!',';iir '. km ' i;r:f-ij;'::--;i,;;i;'i;..i;! ':!:tl r Sweeping Reduction! - AT - IL Willi IVe bee to announce to the people of Memphis and vicinity, that reduce onr IMMEXHK HTOCK. of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods! previous to our Annual "Stork-taking;." February 1st. We propose to offer the g-reatCNt inducements ever before shown on the American Continent. We will aell BROCADED 3Intelae Ires Goods, Polonaise Cloth, English Goods, at a very great sacrifice. BLACK CASHMERES, 50c, 65c and 75c splendid GOOD Black Silks ! AT F.TBavm)aK1L IiOW PRICES. Table Linens, Napkins, Towels, Irish Linens, Marseilles Quilts, Honey-comb Quilts, etc., etc., all at greatly reduced prices. Blankets, Comforts and Flannels reduced. A good Waterproof Cloth 60 peryard. Cloths, Cassimeres, Jeans and Ltnseys, reduced. Domestics reduced: Prints reduced; TIcklnes reduced; Percales reduced; Handkerchiefs reduced: Hosiery reduced; Gloves reduced; Trimmings and Buttons reduced; All Notions KEDUCEDI REDUCED! RHDUCKD! at LOWENSTEM & BROS. i S42. 244 and 24G Main St., Cor. Jefferson. D. T. rORTER. W. F. PORTER, TAYLOR & CO., Wholesale Grocers, AND Cotton 300 FRONT ST., Ret. Agents for the Celebrated Cheek Cotton Press. GRAHAM & PROUDFIT, SUCCESSORS TO WHITE, LANGSTAFF 4 CO. HARDWARE, MACHINERY, Avery's Plows Asents for Fairbanks! Scales. Ntranb lteltlns;. etc., etc.. No. 319 Main Street (Rice, Stix & Co.'s old stand), Memphis, Tennessee. ty-Mr. A. T. LANGSTAFF will give the business his personal attention J. T. HLLLSMAN & CO., COTTON FACTORS, No. 303 Front Street, AGEXTS FOR THE BEST COTTON CLEANER. W. IT. SchoolUeld. Henry G. Miller. SCHDOLFIELD, HAWAHER & C D WHOLESALE GEOCEES, Cotton Factors & General Com'sn Merchants 256 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS. We keep constantly on hand the largest and most In the city, making Flour, Bacon, Virginia Tobaccos. Cole Co.'s celebrated brands of Co.'s celebrated brands of Hour, viz: FKK. Uallatln Mills Sheetings and Merchants will consult their Interests bv calllne and it mu mi. iaiuio ufl.iAumi iircaiuua uvei uio selling and weighing the same. A. YACCAR0 B. TACCARO. A. VACCABO & CO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS, - No. 324: front SOLE AGEXTS FOR COOK'S EXCOIJBAGE HOME EXTMKPJL1ISE ! W. A. WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS & GO. Lumber AND MANUFACTURERS, MILLS, NORTH FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS, TEasnN". PACKING BOXES of NAPOLEON HILL. N. FONTAINE. HILL, FONTAINE & GO. COTTO! FACTORS AXI WHOLESALE GROCERS, 300 and 362 Front street, Memphis, Tenn. J. T. FARGASON. JAMES 02 T. F ARBASGW & 00 WHOLESALE Grocers and Cotton Factors 369 Front and 32 Clinton REDUCTION ! Annual Clearing Sale In order to IBS. DRESS GOODS! Dress value. , , BLACK ALPACAS, 22fcs, 25c, 80c, 85c and 40c Colored Silks ! TAYLOR. 6. W. McRAL. Factors, Madison and Monroe. and Implements. Mill. Eagle Cotton Gins, Bobber : : : Memphis, Tenn. Louis flananer. Henry Thomas. complete stock of Groceries and Plantation Supplies Cole's Extra. FF. Oranire. etc AlM7kimnt rn, ik. miiu i ins a specially, boio agents lor n. c ixnion i arns, ana Virginia snot, all or which we will sell low to the trada. examining our rum iwfnn niin-hiuirxr aiuwh tuuuu iwyaxuuent, giving niB personal attention to A. B. TACCARO street, Memphis. CHAMPAGNE EKPEBLAL. B. K. PLAIN Dealers SALESROOM AND YARD, CORNER GAYOSO AND SECOND STREETS, ALL KINDS on IIAXI JEROME HILL A. HUNT. C. C. HEIN. Sts., Memphis, Tenn. A. J. LOYD. tH; & FMTtL LOYO 224 Main Street. DEALERS IX FINE Diamonds, Watches, JEWELRY, CLOCKS, SOLID SILVER And Plated Ware. AH of the best manufactories and of THE LATEST l'ATTKKXS ! pp-watches and Jewelry Repaired and C.uamn teed. (iooua sknt os aitkovai- . ORGANIZED IN 1846. Connecticut Mutual insurance Coniimiiy, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. Assets, : : "$43,494,650 9?. SurplusvapL4,004,a51 92l: Dividend Forms 2,543,556 08 Ratio of expense of management to receipts In 1 875 7-55 per cenL Policies In force, December 31, 1H75. 00.200, Insurlug SlHi,0irt,842 CO Amount of Losses Kiid at Mem- puis Agency ali.ow iw JAMF.H tiOOIMVIV PrrIdnt JACOB Ii. UKF.EE Hecrrtary JOHX M. TAYLOR Aas't Kerretar" Tas. S. Carpenter & Co. Gen'l Agents for Tennessee, No. 4K MADISON STEET Memphis Tennewwre. X. Willis, Architect, HAVING returned to Memphis, Is now prepnred to furnish Plans, Specifications and Esti mates, for all kinds of buildings, and will superin tend their erection when desired. l Oftlce Room No. tt. Bethel Block, comer ot Main and South Court streets. Notice-Sale of Land. PURSUANT to a deed of trust to me execT on January 24, 1 S70, and recorded In Kegls--ter's otflce of Lake county, Tenn., In Record Book A, pages 485 and 4rtt!, for the use and benefit of J. T. Fargason & Co., Memphis, Tenn.. by Ferguson Thornton, on the following tract of land, situated in Civil District No. H, Lake county. Term, and more particularly descrllied as follows, to-wlt: Beginning at a hickory, sounbwest corner of a survey made In the name of John Shaw for one thousand acre, runs west with the north boundary of McLennons Hosklns's one-tnousana acre entry, passing the cor ner ;12 poles to the Mississippi river, then north up said river 225 poles to the west comer of Murphy's survey for K40 acres; thence east with the same 4K0 poles to a stake, gum and hickory pointers, Murphr's corner In Shaw's west boundary; thence south lth Shaw's line 200 poles to the beginning, with tene ments and appurtenances pertaining thereto, to se cure them, the said J. T. Fargason &z Co.. In a debt of SHOO, due by note of salil data, due November 15, 1H70, for SSOO, said amount being du and unpaid' except a credit of ? I'll SI. I will, as said Trustee, on Monday, 5th day of Feb ruary, 1S77, on the premises, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, the whole or so much of said tract of land and appurtenances as will be suflirlent to pay said debt with lawful Interest anil my commis sions as Trustee. The title is believed to be perfect, but I will sell and convey only as Trustee. MINThit PARKER, Trustee. Mkmthis. January 4. 1 H77. Browne the Plumber. Gas Pipes, Water IMpes, Steam Pipes, Stone Pipe, Rubber Pipe, EatU Tubs, Pumps, Hydrants, Gam Fix t tires! ,as Fittings! JtraM Fitting! EVERYTHING CHEAP. J. W. X. BROWNE, 258 Second St., opp. Court Square Ayer's Hair Vigor, For RESTORING GRAY HAIR To its Natural Vitality and Color. Advancing years, sick ness, care, disappoint ment, and hereditary predisposition, all turn, the hair gray, and either of Uiem Incline It tc shed prematurely. ATKH'9 Haik Vioor, by long and extensive use, has proven that It stops the falling of the hair Immediately; often rrenews the growth, and ayilways surely restores iMTi!liaJw color, when faded or ifpWii'.r;l'Tri gray. It stimulates the nutritive organs to healthy activity, and preserves both the hair and IU tieauty. Thus brashy, weak or sicKiy nair becomes glossy, pliable and strength ened; lost hair regrows with lively expression; fall ing hair Is checked and stahllshed; thin hair thick ens; and faded or gray hair resume their original oolar. Ite operation is sure and harmless. It cures dandruff, heals all humors, and keeps the scalp cool, clean and soft under which conditions diseases or the scalp are impossible. As a dressing for ladles' hair, the Vioon Is praised for Its grateful and agreeable perfume, and valued for the soft luster anp richness of tone it Imparts. PREPARED B7 DR. J. C. AYEK at CO., Lowell, Haws., Practical and Analytical ChemlNts. Hr 8old by all Druggists and Dealers In Medicine. SMITH &. WESSON'S New Hlodel. 38 Calibre. With Automatic rT Central Fira. NOW READY. For convenience, nnui accuracy, it is evuw. 1 mercbaut does not keen them, c n r your roct from the Agency, 7 ft Vhnniherm St. New York, M. W. ltoblnnon, Gen'l Agent. filARRJAG An UinnriiTrM rrr- I fhijH1:, ft utnvmte aHiiunjS i to the niarnrd ami ujav GUID Of tlaC XUaal rrnrm, H aUHAMS 1 mafnrmvT mufwiurtltr' StTW s Ply in u iiiamrHi n.ait'Jn. Aii w Al, tuid'lM mft-d aboukl ml ) i tr ct, h , V . ii luruuuHiri. w . l M' n mi rina ean m rv. Ka asriia i!ll, and cnmplexirrQ, Jr vintm vt yuiih ihm brt au3 ivvw muni Ciier-Ka IT," iJ-r'aUir oij cnj yiirmuz tiuiOe tn brfsU. Tim nvuthoi may be ccmtt:tl pcrm'.,T or l tnU on tU)T oftNai,,w ts menttou -1 lu t.r A.nr . . A. Qb OUCM. 19 U tvrhixtfftus n.(Mr fl IEA & PEKE5IXS' CELEBRATED PBOXOCNCBD BT KXTRACT 0ONNOIS8KTR3 of a I.ETTBR from a MXUICAL GENTLE MAN at Madras to his brother at Wokcku ' tkr. May 1, 1K51: TO BS TBS "OXLY ooon SArci;" ' Tell Lka Per kins that their Sauce And applicable is highly esteemed Iii'li :i. and is In j c-Sr Jl my opinion the most VXRT TABIKHT (ieuif--w iMiauiiiie, as wen hs ::5 ' ' 'l... la ..'.,!. I Worcestershire Sauce Cartrld(,i IJoctor rand V6t 1 LEA & PERRINS' SIGNATURE Is on EVERY BOTTLE. J0H. Dl'X AX'S SONS, XKW VOIIK.