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ft EM MEMPHIS, TENZLST., STTTSTDY. JA3STXJ-A.RY 2.1, 1S77. VOL XXXVI.-ISTTJMIBEIl 18 ESTABLISHED 1840. iL ru iPi lid 1 r or Ian line Mi liar. 8a kti UK ort p.oo CLOHISW KATES Yesterday of cotton and gold: Liverpool cotton, 6 13-tCd. Xete York cotton, 13 3-Vic. Memphis cotton, 12 7-K,e Xete York gold, IOC 5-8. Memphis gold, 1M. WRATH Eft IXDICATIOX. Wi Drrr.. Omr Cm. Sta. Omen. I WiiEiGTu. January 2 1 , 1 a.m. i Indications in Tennessee ami Ohio ralley, rising followed by a falling btiromrter, gen erally clear treat her and colder northtrestrrly tcinds, liaclcing to uarmer southerly. ORMKRVATIOXM YWTKI(AY. Vil rnrpT. Slfimr. Sinrrir V. 8. AfmT. Stn iuat. ian. 20. IH77. 10DH p.m. ( o"fnJ Bur. ;Tber. Wtod. Weather (f-tlteston.... , 2s.lf. i N.W. Cloudy. ImllJirxil ... '.HUM I JV-t N. Cloudy. Louiavllie i :.1H Ti N.W. lwr. Memphis l.mi'i! :." N. lir. Na-hvllle ... Hi(.i: 81 N.W. Hear. New Orlrans i 2t.7 ti P. Cloudy. hr-reiort... HUH 4H V (1ou.1t. Vw-fc.sburg . t 3Q.U7 4H Jr. L't Kaln. W. M'KLBOT, BerajeanX. Sknatoh IJMi.EVWdj yenterJay v ry projv pily the recipient of the enthusiastic conjrat illation of his fallow-citizens of Clarksville, The Ut indoritement lie could a f.r. FitOM tlie tenor of th Kuropan dispatches thta rooming, tlie war to long postponed Menu to n i stfttteu I act at Hat. numa u ready and Turkey neems to be willing. We -k in bt l.a'f of the children of the State that the legislature refrain frori any in terference with the present public a hool sys tem. Jyct it ulone. It is well enout.Ii as it i. TllK New York Herald indorses the con KretioimI plan for counting the dec! oral vote the Time denounces it: the Tribune calfo it revolutionary and dangerous, and the World objects to the supreme court being called to aid conjure to decide the (juestion. The Washington L'uion states that Sena tor Cooper, of Tennemee, the Di niocratic member of the senate committee which went to Florida, reports that no evidence Las been obtained by that committee which will de tract from the strength of the case in favor of Mr. Tilden. Ijuotiimi-ix-Law Casey is n'prwonted an saying on the floor of the house that Pack ard government was Kiistaincl by wharf rats and corrupt uegnw. and for tin Repub lican party try to bnure it up was the sheerest nons'n-ie. He told the President tlie same thiur, only more xtrongly. JIr. TiMOTiir IIlbley, treasarer ot Charleston co.inty, South Carolina, and one of the Republican electors who cast the elei-t-oral vote of South Carolina, has been in dicted by th . grand jury of that county composed of representatives ot both races and of different politics on charges of "corrup tion, fraud and official misconduct" in con nection with his position as county treasurer. The Republicans in Washington are weak ening on the Packard government of Louisi ana. Even Morton is ready to let go, utterly disgusted with what he terms the "misman agement of affairs by the thieving bulldoz ers. The Washington correspondent of the Nw Orleans Times, stating this, ndda that "if the Republicans were sure that the ques tion of Hayes's election was not involved, they would not attempt to have the Packard government recognized." The Galveston Xeirs favors the bill provid ing for the count of the electorial vote, and says "it gives a lively sense of relief Co know th'U it (the committee) has prepared a meas ure which, if accepted by the two houses, will secure a peaceful and lawful settlement of the dispute over conflicting electorial returns. The press and public. opinion will urge such a course with a unity and emphasis and determination that cannot be wifely defied by factious. memlers S either house." A prm.ft: park would be to the women and chihlren of Memphis a godsend. For such a purpose the strip of almost vacant land running along the river front from Beale street to and including the Fort Pick ering mounds, and bounded by Tennes see street, has been suggested. It could not be put to better use. But, then, where is the money to buy it to come from? The city is too poor and too much embarrassed to think of even 'such a thing, and yet the property mentioned might now be had for a song. What a promenade it would make, what a crowning glory for the future great city of the lower Mississippi valley. The brutal and wanton murder of Mary Connor has filW the people of this city with alarm, as well p horror, as an evidence that the criminal classes, realizing the fact that the city is not properly policed, is at their mercy. For cold-blooded atrocity it stamls alone on our criminal calendar. A poor widow woman, the only support of two now doubly orphaned daughters, butchered while on her way home after a day of exposure and hard work, almost in sight of the stall where for years she had exposed and sold her wares. -If such a crime is allowsd to go unpunished, what one of us is safe ? That is the question that every man and woman in Memphis is now putting to him or herself. Will the po lice answer 'i The lhiladelphia Times charges Secreta ries Cameron and Chandler and Senators Morton and Sherman with being engaged " in a deliberate conspiracy to set aside the " solemn judgment of the American people, " and to maintain by revolution the power " they have been commanded to surrender. " to more trusted rulers." It further charges that Secretary Cameron is endeavoring to promote, through the agency of the Repub " liean majority in the Pennsylvania legisla " ture, a delilerate assault against the peace " of the nation by proposing to appropriate " a million of dollars to place Pennsylvania on a war footing." Which would be money wasted. The days of the conspirators are numbered. The Little Rock Gazette, writing of the financial condition of Arkansas, sensibly ad vises that in any settlement with th- bond holders there be no " 'hasty expedients,' which will neither settle the debt nor give credit; and our financial Affairs will soon be in a more prosperous condition. Let l';e Stute say to her creditors: 'Gentlemen, we can neither pay these exorbitant demands ou the face of thee bonds, nor yet can we suffer dis honor. We are poor have been rob'jed and plundered; we are going to pay what is right and just on all our indebtedness, and you have no right to exjiect more. With this position the bonned debt can lie easily settled on a basis just to ourselves and ju.-t to our creditors." The Brownsville States, like many of our country co temporaries, is opposed to the re p,jj of the ten per cent. law. It aks: "What will be the result if it becomes illegal to loan mou?y at a higher rate than six per cent.? Much Jhat is evil and disastrous, and little that U Uneficial. Many of the banks m the frtate would be forced to susoend. Capital Ould be driven fmm onr trade center. Some of the best financiers would leave Tennnessee, and a gen ?ral break-up in business circles would occur. Money would be ocarcer than now, and con sequenUy real estate and labor would not be in the least benefited by the change, but in th? jf?n'ral .unmr- Tuk I'rinkley (Ark.) Titus retrards the election of Ishain (1. Harris to the United States senate as imli' atin "a return to the rood old times lien none but honest men held office," and the Pulaski Citizen reminds iU readers that, in 1SJ, Senator Harris "clerked for Po-ter k Harris, at Bunker Hill, in (files county. -Mr. Keacs W. Torter, now a member of the prand jury, and Mr. James Harris, an olh-r brother of the senator, ton stitnted tlie firm. Isiiam jras then a young man, about twenty, and he soon bought out Porter & Harris, and carrieU tlie stock ot" (roods to Pontotoc. ML'sim'ppi, where h" broke. Tliis failure in business was the m&.-t fort'inate epoch in Isham's life, as it deter mine! him to r -xl law, in which he in after years became so eminently proficient. Ksjuire Poitr loAs with pleasure upon his protege, who has recently had c;nri;rrel ujc :i him such great honors." "JrsTicE," the wide-awake and intelli gent correspondent of the Knoxvi'de Tribune, from whom we quoted yesterday, has this to say, alditionaily, iu r-?gard to the proposed repeal of the ten per cent, act : All perwns ifIll almlt Tennessee Is far superior to ioniii. In clim it. In soil. In natural resources. Hut It Is notorious tluit the (lnariclul coutlitlou and credit of (ioorirluaud the tieoreinns are v&Htlr su; rlorto those of Tennesset Btid Tennes.3iuis. In Cieonda there Is work for oil those persons who. d penilent on their Industry, are willing and able to work. But lu Tennessee there are man; thousand honest. Industrious persons who are In Inrtlirenre Irecause they c-innot tp-.t . wont, joe cause oi tne nini'rence is piui.i enoutru. tieorgla Invites non-residents to brine their :U.tl Into ieoivia. and makes It to the Interest of the (eoTCla capitalist to lend uls money at home. Ten- neswo. not satisfied with the restrletlons which were heretofore Placed on the lending of money In Ten nessee. Is about to create, by this repealing law.strln- fent reasons why non-resident will bring no capital ito the State, and why many residents will send their capital out of the Mate. Hence those Tennes s .ns who make It a business to lwtn at usurious ra'es. will hoe. In conseiiuenee of so much capital being withdrawn, to get inucii heavier usury, heavier, probably one per cent per month, than they could otherwise get. Would It not be well to entitle this rcalthg act, "a law for the beneiit of Tennessee usurers?" A cJtnE.sro.vrK.NT has written us to urge upon our citizens the establishment of a pub lic library. Several attempts have been made to accomplLih so desirable a work, but they were all short-lived. Why. we cannot tell. It is certainly not for want of readers. The statistics furnished by our news depots, and the circulation of our city papers, prove this. Besides, we happi n to know that in propor tion to population we have as many valuable private libraries as are to be found in any city in the Union. Notwithstanding this, we should rejoice to see a public library estab lished as an expression to that extent of the culture and literary tat-te of our citizens, and as a nucleus around which raid to which the best elements of our population might gravi tate, and which might become to the large number who cannot buy books or gather li braries a place easy of access at all hours, and always available as a perpetual fount of information. What rich man among us will immortalize himself by the endowment of u public library ? MfuimUuii. -uf 'lie Courier-Journal rives it as his opinion, after a careful survey of the whole field, that the bill providing for the counting of the electoral vote will pass both houses, by large majorities and be signed by the President. He says the Virginia and North Cariina delegations are for it. Kentucky is divided. The largest Democratic opposition will come from the northwest; but Ohio, Indiana and Illinois will probably be divided. The eastern and New York Democrats are for the bill. The Republicans are much divided, both in the house and senate, on the ques tion. All the senate Democrats except Mr. Eaton, of Connecticut, favor the bill. The Republican senators known to be in favor of it are Conkling, Frelinghuysen, Edmunds, Morrill. Wright and Aleorn. It is believed that Messrs. Jones, of Nevada; Sharon, Dawes, Conover,-and a number of other Republican senators, will sustain it. Mr. Morton is baffled in all his plans, and is deeply hostile to the compromise. So is Mr. Sherman; but he may come in to avoid being in the minority. West, of Lousiana, says it electa Tilden. Boutwell, Logan, Mitchell, Sergeant and Hamlin will, of course, vote against the bill. LOUISIAXA. Governor XlrhollM' Observance of "In mat a tao"-;rant Kepeatt "Xo Interference." New Orleans, January 20. In obedience to the orders of General Auarur the State li brarian, who was deposed yesterday by the ' appointee ot Aicholl s secretary ot state, was to-day reinstated bv Nicholl's authority. L. J. Barroii, of Natchitochs parish, left the Re publican house to-day and was sworn in and seated in the Democratic house. Washington, January 20. Colonel E. A. Burke, of New Orleans., accredited to Washington by Governor Nichols, visited the President this morning, accompanied by the Democratic dt-legation in congress from Lou isiana. The President in answer to inquir ies to-day repeated that he was not prepared to recognize eitherState government pending the congressional investigation, but was pre pared to suppress disturbances and preserve the peace. ARKAXSAK. A Bill Repeal inr the Dos Law PoMMeil the Ltnrr lloune or the leiri4la ture Meeting ofthe I. O. I. B. Little Rx-k, January 20. Last winter the legilature passed an act entitled, ' An act to encourage sheep raising," which im posed a tax on dogs. It became known as the dog law, and was objectionable in many counties. In the house, to-day, an act to re peal that law passed by a vote cf seventy-five to sixty. The grand lodge of I. 0. B. B. meets in this city on Monday. Delegates are arriving. Mtorm on the Pacific Cotutt. Sax Fiiaxcisco, January 20. The storm continues. . It is snowing heavily at Sierra and Nevada reserves. The snow-piow is break ing the track on the Central Pacific. The overland train, with double mail and passen gers of the Union Pacific, was detained east of Verdi yesterday, the plow leaving the track. The enow in this State extends well down into the foot ofthe bills. It is snowing in the extreme northern parts of the State. It is raining in Sacramento and tlie lower portion of the San Joaquin valleys, also in S'apa and Sonoma. In the southern portion of the State it is cloudy, with indications of rain. It is clear and cold in regon. It has been raining in this city" all day. Cheering rejorts of crop prospects are coming in from nearly all parts of the State. L.vikk. Tin: raiu lias ceased throughout the State, but fports from the south indiia'e another t-torni approaching. The ruin-fall amounted to one and one-half and two inches in different localiti-?. In the moun tains the snow is deep, but is not drifted so as to lifteriere witn tlie running ot trams. The ram has buen sufficient to shu-t the plow ing in the southern counties, where tlie crops had not Uvn sown, and greatly improved tlie graces in the north, where the grass is up. The prospect of a good yield is excellent. Britow Nays he IHdn't Nay it. Lorrsvn.i.K. Janunrv 20. Tlie Keening Xrtrx iwbli-dies an interview with a promi nent trentletiian of this .tate, who savs that General B. II . Bristow has recently received a letter from a person of prominence, author ized to jak for Govt-rnor Hayes, which tells Bri-tow that himself and frie.id- shall 1 e vindicated in the event of the inauguration of Haves, lhe Ann do-- not give the names of the parties, but vouches for them :md the correctness ofthe report. Gen-val l.r.sfow iiif-inns the aifent of the Ax-iated 1 n-s at IuL-ville. in answer to a question concerning the letter r-jorted to lii-.ve l-en i-eceived bv him, that there is alisolutely no truth in such a report. The Illinola Keoatornhlp. SpRixGnEi-D, III., January 20. Nine teenth Ilrtll'it lx)gan 97, Palmer st, Ander son 12, Haines 2. Parish 1; six absentees; necessary to choii-e, 10m. Tirtnty-Jirst Logan 07. Palmer An derson 1-', Haines 2. Parish 1. Twenty-tec-'id and twenty-third tlie ruii. Adjourned till Monday. would rather share cial ilcpn. seion." WASHINGTON. The Republican and Democratic Sen ators in Caucus on the Bill for the Counting of the Electoral Vote Morton Indorsed. Murtash Threatened with Still More Damaging Statements Old Zacli Chandler Thoroughly Ex posed by his own Letters. The of Bulldozers, WelLs and Anderson, Louisiana, Examined ly the Congressional Couimittee, Confess their Crimes Snch. Congressional Proceeding Speech Senator Edmund in Favor of the Bill for the Counting of the Electoral Tote. of Both Parties In Canrnit ,9n the Electoral Bill. WAsnixc.Tox. January 2l Tlie Republi can member!) of the senate he.'d a caucus this morning on the joint committee's I ill lor counting the electoral votes. The bill is not to be made the subject of a fonu.il caucus for action or dictation. There vrvre . very few speakers. The Democratic senators held a cimilar caucus. Nothing was said in opposi tion to the bill. Senator Morton has received tlie following dispatch: Ixdiakapolis, January It. Hon. Oliver P. Morton : At a caucus of the Republican membvrs of the legislature, to-night, your course in trith holding your consent from the compromise plan was unanimously approved. The oppo sition to it was decided and earnest. Speidser Overnieyer presided. K W. HALFORD, Secretary. The Police Invest isation. Washington, January 20. The investi gation regarding the acts of the ilistrict po lice commission was continued to-day. R. P. Ball testified that Major Richards request ed him, us a brother Mason, to inform Mur tagb that unless the attacks of his (Mur tagh's) paper upon the police foroe were immediately discontinued, certain scandals would inevitably 1 brought out which would be damaging to Richards and Murtagh , and be of no lienefit to any on: Ball, in com pany with Benjamin F..Lloyd, Murtagh's bro ther-in-law, called on Murtagh New Year's day; Murtagh replied that there was nothing" in these charges, and he intended to make- it hotter than ever for the gamblers and th eir friends; Ball and Lloyd reported the anw or to Richards, who thereupon said: "Well, those things must bo brought out." Zarh Chandler Exposed. Washington, Jansary 20. Before the committee on the cowers. nrivile?s and du ties of the house, Oswin D. Roberts, cashier of the Second national bank of New York, exhibited two certificates of deposit by Z. Chandler, one for three thousand dollars and the other for two thousand dollars. They were made payable on lit own unl-jrror re turn of the certificates. The indorsement read: "Pay S. B. Packard or order. Z. Chand ler." Mr. Partridge, private secretary of Chand ler, in reply to a question by Representative Field, produced copies of letters, which were privately examined by the committee. Two of the letters were read and put in evidence: they were written by J. B. Stockton, at New Orleans, on November 11th, and were to the effect that if steps were taken immediately the affidavits of ten or twelve thousand Re publican voters could be obtained showing that they were deprived of the exercise of tha ballot by violence and intimidation. Thrt writer was chief deputy marshal. He says : If vmi 1 1 T 1 1 aantt n tmct, rmrunn h.MnHlh funrla " ' " ... -.j . j iau n,.u I .11 1 VI... : or authorize some one to draw for such sum as mar le needed to nave the proper testimony taken throughout the bulldozed parishes, such testimony could be piled up ot frauds and outrages so damna ble as to preclude the possibility of any President taking his seat who was elected by such frauds. The other letter was dated Greensboro,. November 29th, and was from T. B. Keogh,. in which he says, addressing Z. Chandler,, that he has done what he could toward get ting up evidence of illegid voting in North Carolina, and that a fair count would show the election of the Republican ticket. He was so crippled in means he could not afford to furnish the means of establishing the fraud. Several other letters on the political situation were read, (hie was the following : Washington, D. C, December 22, 187J. ' John T. Cramer, Thomasvllle, North Carolina: Dear Sib" Your favor of the fifteenth has beert: reeelved and contents noted. What you state In re lation to North Carolina and other southern states, I fully believe is entirely correct It would have been a great national calamity to the south, as well as the north, bad Tilden succeeded In getting himself elected .president. ISO man wno countenances ana uses the means be has to promote his own election should ever be intrusted with such great and respon sible trasts as are given to the chief executive of this nation. The sooner such turbulent Tilden Democ racy gets down and accepts the situation, the better for the country. Very truly yours, Z. CHANDLER, Chairman. Tlie telegrams sent from and received by Z. Chandler were destroyed; did not think there was anything in them about furnishing money or troops. Thomas C. Joynder, telegraph operator at Franklin. North Carolina.remembered hearing messages going through. So far as he could i-enimber, thev were signed "Chandler" and addressed to Thomas B. Keogh, and were to the effect: "We think Hayes elected, but, if Ios.sible, "hold your State;" We think Hayes elected, but wish to add your Shite." Madison V ills, president ot the Louisiana returning board, was examined by Mr. Fields. who inquired whether there not a vacancy in that loard which was not filled, and why. The answer of witness was affirmative, ami he said the vacancy was not filled because the members could not agree upon a man; Dr. Kennedy was proposed by the Democrat, but a portion of tlie board objected to him : there were four members acting as the board; all ot them were iiepublicans; they never resolved to reject or admit another person as s a memoeroi me toarn. (Question Why did you not, as president, put the proposition to the boardV Ans. 1 did not propose to have the proposition acted, on instantly, but asked the question of the board when they would take action. Oues. then no vote was ever taken on the admission of Dr. Kennedy as a member of the board? Ans. None. It was several days after the board commenced exunining the returns that Zacharie, representing the Iemocrats, protested against further pro ceedings, unless the vacancy was tilled; but the vacancy was not filled. Witness said that the result of the canvassers was made a matter of record, and the returns showed the number of votes rejected. Mr. Lawrence objected to further question ing on tliis point, as the subject was a matter of record, and as no refusal had been made to inspect the leturmng board and to- take copies of the records. Mr. Field said the Jact that the recoios were not here was not the fault of the com mittee, who had a right, by oral inquiry, to find out their character, and it was tierl'ectly competent to ask what was in these paters. rr; - lJt T - l ue commute over-ruieu ir. juawrence objection. Yeis Iawrenee and M'Dill; nays rield, larsh, tucker and Knott. Witness hail no recollection whether the record he refused to produce allowed the whole number of votes cast in Louisiana, and could not recall that he knew a single man who voted contrary to his wishes because of intimidation. Representative Field remarked that the witness was refusing to answer categorical ? I uestions, and he would move to make the act known to the house. General Anderson, a member of the return ing board, testified that there was no objec tion to Dr. Kennedy becoming a member of the returning lioard because he was not a gentleman, but because tha members did not approve of his appointment; witness favored supplying the vacancy, and spoke to several persons uUmt hiking the place; two-thirds of the votes thrown out were for Tilden elect ors: a great many affidavits charging intimi dation and fraud were sworn to in New Or hani, but a majority were sworn toontsideof that city. Witness was a.kod: Do you mean to say that in every instance where a vote was re jected the return, when you obtained poses sion of it, contained either suspension of elec tion or that there had been intimidation or an affidavit to that effect? Ans. Yes. Where there had been intimidation or fraud, or some illegal practice; these statements, he believed, were in the office of tlie secretary of etate of Louisiana: he thought the Kellogg electors received seventy-five thousand, and the M'Enery electors seventy-one thousand votes; the returning board filed the result of the canvass on the filth of December, but kept the papers until the fifth of January, the board having in the meantime to canvass the vote for State officers and metii'sTs of congress. Committee adjourned till 7vf.wd.iy Hen ale. Washington, January I'.i. During the morning hour the message of the President in reg-anl to tne occupation oi 1'eteiourg oy the military on election dav wa- discussed. Senators Withers and Morton participating At the close ot the mora in tr hour, on mo tion of eiiator r.dmnnd ;. the bill reiiorted by the siiecial committee in regard to tlie count of the electoral vote, was taken up. Mr. Morton presented the credentials of William Pitt Kellogg, as I nited St'fes sena tor from Louisiana, and asked that they 1 read and laid on the table. So ordered. The credentials are signed by Stephen B. Pur kard, governor of Louisiana. Petitions favoring woman sulfra:Ci were presenti-d bv half the senate. Senator Horsey Miomitteu a resolution, in strticting the committee on Indian affairs to iiKi'iire whether there is any reason to believ; that any portion ofthe school fund of tlie five tnoes ot inhatiitants ot tne linlian lenitory has been directed to other uses, whether anv debts have Ireen incurred by said tribes, and hut legislation is necessary on the subject. Airreed to. nator Lemunds spoke ot the cveniv-di ided will of the people in the choice of President, and said that as a fitting commence ment to the consideration of this bill, he would have read the twelfth article of the constitution of the United States, which the bill proposed to execute. That article having been read. Senator Kdmunds said that under this article of the constitution some eight or ten million of citizens of the United States. authorized by law to select a chief magistrate in the way prescribed in this article, had en deavored "to discharge that duty; they had expressed their preference, and the contest was so dose that it became a matter of seri ous dispute lietween hve million eople on one side and five million people on the other us to which ot these candidates had been elected. Congress was now brought face to face with the Question as to what means were left for deciding this dispute. A large part of the people on either side believed their candidate to have been honestly elected, and if kept out of office, a great constitution ai wrong. It there was any duty greater than another devolving upon congress, it was that of providing some means bv which, no matter what the result might be, all men might see that the due course of law hail been taken. It hail appeared to the committee charged with tlie onerous and unpleasant duty ot framing this bill that it the constitu tion authorized them to lay down a line of procedure which should lead to anv result through a calm, orderly administration of law. it would be a beneficent act lor the republic. On tlie contrary, if congress should fail to dothis.our posterity under this or some other form ot iroven me it. no one could say would feel that ths congress had failed in performing a great duty. He then referred to the labors of the committee, and said that opposmtr political opinion, opposing political education and partisan feeling, had subsided on both sides, and measures' upon winch they solemly united in reporting they invited to the consideration of the senate. He then explained tlie nature of the bill in regard to the first section of the bill. He said his own individual opinion was where one return only hail been received from a btate, and it was objected to, it should be referred to a tribunal organized by the bill instead ot requiring an amrmative vote ot the two houses to reject it. The tribunal organized bv the bill would be called upon to cletermine on each conflicting certificate com ing from a State. It was in conformity with the' constitution, which the voice ot the people exp.ressed in the manner prescribed by the consutution. The committee thought it best that this tribunal should consist ot fifteen members five senators, five representatives and Hve Judges of Uic awpreine com t no "as to have it large enough to have every possi ble opinion and view represented, and at the same time leave it so limited in numbers that it could be capable of prompt action: It was a delicate question to select judges who should be members, of the tribunal, so the committee thought that to select four from the different parts of the republic would be just. Then there was tlie odd member, and, to guard against prejudice in the minds ot these ten milhon people of the country, the committee said that these four should choose a fifth from among their associates. He had never observed any criticism of the absolute fairness of this plan, providing they could get over the constitutional objections to it which these newspaper writers and politicians had discovered, and with which they were no doubt familiar. The bill also provided that the oldest judge should be the president of the tribunal, which would be the venerable Judge Clifford. When the oath prescribed tor the members ot the -tribunal should be taken, there would be no more partisanship, no more enemies, no more friends, but the solemn judgment of the judge. That obliga tion, when taken, would dismiss from the minds of the senators and repre sentatives every consideration wiiich clouded their intellects or warped their judgments. Tlie tribunal was to decide upon what had taken place, and not what should take place. If there was any value in our civil institutions, this was lost, and in a final hope there was uothing short of the works of the Almighty which furnished a more just text of human rights than this bill. 1c held aloft the scales of justice; it gave nothing to either side; it provided that the tribunal might, in determining how many, and what persons were duly appointed electors in a State, take into view the depositions and other papers, if any, as shall by the constitu tion and now existing law be competent and pertinent in such consideration. The tribu nal must decide according to tlie existing law. This would be a strange republic of law, it' after, according to one law, tlie candi date cf one party had been elected, congress should make another law which would elect a candidate of the other party. The right of A or li to this great office must be determined by the law as it stood on the first Wednes day in Decenfber, when the electoral vote was cast in the several States. All this bill did was to prescribe the method, and ascer tain what was the law and the tact at that time. It had been said that this tribu nid might go behind the returns fironi a State. If the two houses .of congress had power to do that thing, the tri bunal would also have such power; but if the two houses of congress had no right to overhaul the action of a sovereign State, then this tribunal would liave no such rights. The committee agreed that this Presidential contest must be settled upon principles and law that existed when it took place. Noth ing could be more fair than leaving the dis puted questions to such a tribunal. If they should be left to the two houses of congress, as was proposed in a bill that passed the sen ate at its last session, the result would be to leave them with large bodies of men who would go with the swift current of warm de bate, and warm feeling. This made no new law; it only created a commission to decide upon old law. He read the sixth section of a bill providing that nothing in it shall be beid to impair or affect any right now existing under the constitution and laws to question, by proceeding in judicial courts of the Liutea suites, the right or title ot a per son who shall be declared elected, or who shall claim to be President or Vice-President of the United States, if any such right exist. Commenting, he said the com mittee endeavored to lie so careful that the right of no man should be injured, that it provided that after all this Lad been gone through with, and it had been declared that A or B was President of the United States, another candidate might, under the consti tution and laws, test the question whether such President was a true or false one. His right to do so should not be prejudiced by the passage of this bill. It had been con tended by some gentlemen that the constitu tion gave the right of deciding who should be President of the United States to one or more persons or bodies. If that was true, it was fatal to this bill. He had no doubt that all the senators could say, if the constitution did repose the power of deciding who should be President in the president of the senate, that they would not desire a better judge than the present occupant (Ferry): but if the consti tution had not reposed that power in the president of the senate, no matter how learned and just the occupant of the chair might be, it would be an invasion of the rights of the constitution and government to declare that he had such power. The constitution cu-e-fully enumerated every power of the judicial and executive authorities of the government. If the framers of it designed to confer euch power upun the president of the senate, how unfortunate it was they did not say so, which might have been done by two more won Is. It staggered human credulity to believe that the framers of the constitution had thus desired to turn the president) of the senate into a judge on the most critical case which could befbtl the republic, and should not have said so. If the power toopen a cer tificate from a State imphi.d tlie jiower to de cide on its contents when opened, then the president of the senate had the jiower to de clare who was President, but he (Edmunds) denied that power to do one thing implied power to do another. The constitution de clared congress should have the power to pass any law to carry into execution any power vested in any department of the government. The constitution left it to tlie law-making power to carry all these great forces into ex ecution. He then read from decisions of the eupreme court to show that the bill was con stitutional. The right to decide who was . 1 rf-sKlent did not rest with the ; resi dent of the senate, neither did it rest with congress exclusively until a law bhonlil be passed to that effect. He denied emphatically that the president of the senate had always opened and counted the electoral votes; tor the past forty years of tlie trovern- mi nt there never was an instance w here the electoral certificate wi.i drawn into question the bill did not take from the president of the senate, or from th" house of representa tives, any power which the constitution had vested in them, and therefore was not uncon stitutional. In connlusdon, he hoped that the senators would cu refill ly consider whether it was wise, by stimulating doubts in their own minds, to send this republic, like the mountains which the poet spoke of. tum bling into the sea without shore.or whether, in the fair course of equal law, the dispute snon ia te j ust ly settled. lhe senate then went into executive ses sion, after which it adjourned until Monthly. Hons. Consideration was resumed on the resolu tions reported from the committee on privi leges rei.jt.;ve to the powers ot the house in counting the electoral votes, and Mr. Willis pnoke at lemth.- After.Mr. Willis had con cluded his speech, Mr. Tarbox betran a polit ical speech, when JVir. Wilson I lowa J made a point that the gentleman must con'me him self to the Indian appropriation bill, the sub ject before the houe: but the chairman de cided against Mr. Wilaon, holding that Mr. Tarbox, in his speech, might make reference to the bill under consideration. Mr. Banks upheld the decision of tlie chair, saving that no on&cotJd do so; but that Mr. Tarbox might "make a suggestion in his speech to refer the whole Presidential ques tion 10 a council oi cniets oi inuian tnoes. f This supiiort of the chair was greeted with great laughter. ilr. Chittenden further entertained the house by characterizing as nonsense the crent ettortot Mr. Willis. At the end of Mr. Willis's speech the sub ject was postponed, to allow the house to go into committee ot the whole on the Indian appropriation bill, pending which Mr. Payne, the chairman ot the committee on the elect oral vote, gave notice that he should call up the bill reported from that committee next I uesday, the debate to continue till Wednes day evening, and that at that time he will call the previous question. Adjourned. NASHVILLE. Bill Postponing Payment of Taxes Re committed The Congressional Compromise Kill and Keport. Votes for Secretary of (State Lumpkin Withdrawn Bate. Serenaded. Makes a Bitter Speech. Special to the Appeal.! NASHvrij.E, January 20. Mr. Trousdale, from the finance committee, in lieu of tlie senate bill on the subject, offered a bill pro viding that the further collection of taxes for 1876 be postponed until October. One read ing and recommitted. House. The bills to amend the assessment law and to extend the time for collecting the taxes for 1S76 passed second reading. Mr. Porter rose to an explanation. He said, in reference to his resolution in opposition to the compromise plan, that after deliberation he saw nothing to change his original convic tion, and could not give it his sanction with out further information. Prominent Demo crats were divided on the subject. He had taken the trouble to ask the opinion of Hon. Ii. T. Merij.-of - WlwKinqon, kwNpl was that the prospect of lllden s election could not be questioned, and indorsing the report as establishing a tribunal to doiustice, and thought best that no instructions be sent to our representatives in congress. He would therefore withdraw his resolution of yester day asking our representatives and senate? to do all in their power to defeat the compro mise bill. . Mr. Tollcy offered a resolution, in lieu of Mr. Freeman's, that the members of the general assembly witness with satisfaction the efforts made by congress to reach a peace ful and equitable settlement of all the ques tions in dispute growing out of the Presi dential election, and favor tlie plan of settle ment submitted by the joint committee, be lieving it to be the best nlan attainable under the circumstances, and, in the main, just and equitable, and are willing to submit all the matters in disagreement to be provided for by a commission, believing that a spirit of conciliation animates all patriots in the hour of a national crisis. Laid over. Convention for the Election of State Officers. Fourteenth Ballot. Secretary of State: Payne, 10; Lunipkin, 14; Jones, 8; Gibbs, 1:5; Wrn"fn (Intirl. X. a. r;.- n. Edmondson, 7; Tillman, 10; Taylor, 1. Air. Loieman withdrew Mr. Lumpkin s name, and A. James was nominated. 1 wenUj-seventh Ballot Payne, 14: Gibbs, 13; White. 8: Erwin. 2r.: Bovers. .r,- Ed mondson, 7; James, lo. . Bate's Speech. General Bate was serenaded at the Max well house this evening by the Porter Rifles. In resjionse, General Bute spoke with some bitterness recardin'r his defeat. Amonc other things, lie said he "would not here re pent the 1 Iliad of our woes, but regret our de feat, hoping that what was done is for the best. 1 impugn no man's motives, not even some of those who, under the mistaken belief that they could haunt the lobby and play wet- nurse tor men ot intelligence. I iuu glad they were mistaken and spurned from their sell-constituted calling. It would, however, be an affectation in me to deny that many of the appliances of bonded influence which they could bring to bear have been brought to bear against me as an exponent of the peo ple's will." fitfoolated Pro XklMpatcb-X Louisville. January 20. A Courier- Journal special from Clarksville, Tennessee, says JJnited States Senator-elect J. E. Bailey received the grandest ovation to-day ever witnessed in that part of the State. MISSISSIPPI. Htate Taxes-Amounts Fixed Attempt to I-'lx a Tax on shipments of Cot-ton-Keed Defeated. Manner of Assessments and Penalties for Evasion Advantageous Chanses A Full Treasury A Boot black Shot. Special to the Appeal. Jackson,' January 20. Yesterday the house began holding afternoon sessions, with a view to complete tlie business of the ses sion by the twenty-seventh instant. To-day the morning hour was occupied in finishing the privilege t. bill, of which mention was made yesterday. The State tax for general purposes is fixed at three mills, instead of three and one-half, as now provided. Quite an effort was made to impose a tax of fifty dollars on cotten-seed dealers who should ship the same outside of the State, but it was unsuccessful. The limit set for the tax levy, to lie made by the boards of supervisors, is fifteen nulls. ' After the privilege tax bill was disposed of, the long-talked-of revenue bill wiis taken up. Its provisions require assess ments of property as owned on the first day of February, instead of from the first of Janu ary to the first of i'ebruary, as now provided. Assessments on merchandise shall lie made on the stock on hand the first day of February. Its restrictions to prevent the conversion of moneys or property, temporarily or fraudu lently, into non-taxable bonds or stocks are severe and minute. The manner of assess ment, except the date, remains unchanged. The house adjourned pending the discussion of the bill, which is only about one-fourth passed upon. Its provisions make various and advantageous changes over the present law, and provide a better systean of taxa tion than heretofore. The auditor's annual statement leaves over four hundred thousand dollars, over and above expenditcres, in the State treasury, exclusive of tlie delinquent collection of taxes yet to be reported. Two more years of Democratic rule, such as the year just closed, will set Mississippi almost, if not quite, free of debt, and reduoe taxation more than half of what it was when Ames departed for his home in Massachusetts. A bootblack, in a scuffle this morning with his partner, in the capitol. accidentally dis charged a pistol and shot himself in the hand. Cleveland, Ohio, January 19: Th Euclid avenue opera-house property was sold at mas ter commissioner sale this evening, te A. W. Fairbanks, proprietor of the Clevehind Her ald. The property sold for fifty-one thousand six hundred dollars; a little more than one- fourth its original cost. Chicago, January 20: Keene, Cook & Co.. booksellers on State street, failed to-dav. Liabilities, about one hundred thousand dol lars; assets nominally much larger. A com promise will undoubtedly le effected, and the business continued. WAR INEVITABLE. Turkey Absolutely Kefnses the I'n iosaU of the Powers, and the Ambassadors haTe Determined lo Withrtrav . Lord Saulshury Says, there bei.jg 'o Longer a Common Basis for Di.-rns-sion, the Conference is at an Ei.d. Russia has not Issued a Circular 1 ritinia ting her Inability to Undertake a Warlike Policy She is btth Ready and Determined. London, January 20. safvet Pasha opened the proceedings at to-day's silting of the con ference by reading a note stating that the Porte might come to an understanding with the powers on certain points of detail, but passing over in silence the proposal rela tive to the appointment of governors, and in stead of an international commission pro posing local elective commissions, presided over by an Ottoman functionary; and finally, Safvet suggested that a settlement of the Ques tions relating to Servia and Montenegro be reserved lor ulterior decision, lfvreupon Lord Salisbury declared that the Porte havinc reiused the two chief guarantees demanded by the powers, there wsis no longer any com mon basis for discussion, and the conference therefore must be regarded at at mi end, General Ignatietf, the liussian plenipotentiary. spoke similarly. He declared the Forte's proiiosals unacceptable, and laid stress noon the responsibility rosting upon the Porte, and expressed the hope that Turkey would not undertake hostilities against Servia and Mou tenesro, but cause the position of her clixist- subiects to be respected. 1 he conference then broke up. Lord Salisbury and General Ignatietf leave on Monday, and tlie other plenipotentiaries in the course of the week, ot. i-ETEiisiJUBn. January 3J- iNo circu lar has been issued stating or intimating that Kussia could not mii'o a wariLke policy l-i"o Europe would not support her. and mignt iorm a coalition against her. It is a pure invention. Constantinople. January 20. Ben ore fhe dissolution of the conference, Generaf Igna tietf spoke on behalf of the Cretans. Lord Salisbury said that Europe would gladly see the l orte extend retorms to its entire terri tory. Moscow. January 20. The Gazette, in dis cussing the result of tlie conference, concludes that Europe has lowered her prestisre bv her comphant humor. As the Porte has refused the proposals, Europe must now enforce her original demands instead of the modified scheme of the conference. Constantinople. January 20. Tlie .wind vizier was summoned to the palace yesterday. The Ottoman plenipotentiaries will present counter proposals to the conference, witli the object of conciliation. SENATOR BAILEY. Iteeeives a (irand Ovation from his Friends and Xelehbors at Clarksville. Special to the Appeal. J Clarksville, Tenn., January 20. Sena tor James E. Bailey arrived home at half-past three o'clock this afternoon, on a special train. from Nashville, accompanied by General Luke E. Wright, Hon. Lewis T. Bond. Hon. Wm. Sandford, iid others. He received from the citizens the grandest ovation ever wit nessed in tliis city. A procession, headed by a band of music and .the Glee club, marched through the principal streets to the public square, where a stand was erected and speeches were made by Senator Bailey. General Wright. Hon. Lewis Bond, Hon. Wm. Sand ford, Hon. Charles G. Smith, and others. Clarksville has, run' mad with enthusiasm. TO PREVENT PANICS. In Theaters the Authorities Slust Com pel Managers to Adopt Keasonaltle and Available Precautions. The Plans Presented to the Memnhls Police C-onimlssloners-What the Long; Experience of Mr. Iton eicanlt (SusjrentH. Some time aao the Appkal called atten tion to the construction of the Memphis The ater our principal and most fashionable place of amusement and, in view of the re cent Brooklyn horror, urged immediate reno vations and alterations in this building, in order to give some security to life and limb in case of fire or panic. Shortly thereafter the board of fire commissioners saw proper to consider the subject, and in company with Mr. E. C. Jones, the well-known architect. made a thorough inspection of the Memphis Theater. Pursuant to a request of the com missioners. Mr. Jones made a careful report upon the Theater, and suggested a number of changes necessary to the safety of the audi ence in case of fire or panic. The report of Mr. Jones, as published in the Appeal, was certainly the result of a thorough knowledge and an impartial examination into the char acter and structure of the Memphis Theater, ito fress and ingress. The commissioners unanimously adopted this report, and referred it to the city council, with tlie recommenda tion that the suggestions of Mr. Jones be act ed upon, and an ordinance created in accord ance therewith. This recommendation of the commissioners was rejected, and the re port remanded to them to ascertain whetiier Mr. Jones charged or ex Iectod anv compensation for the work. Since then tlie commissioners have not taken any action in the matter, and the suggestions so very valuable, and, as we think, of such absolute importance, have been ignored. This is to be regretted, inas much as the action of the commissioners would have at least shown a disposition to afford tlie theater-goers of Memphis tlie pro tection which they deserve, and which is be ing so zealously advocated in behalf of other cities where experience and enterprise meet with a just recognition on the part of public officers. In New York the subject has com manded the most serious consideration, and already has DioiftJoucicault given his views, and been solicited as to his suggestions rela tive to the improvement of stage machinery. and the better protection ot public buildings and halls against fires. Mr. Boucicault, who is not only a tine actor and aprominent man ager, but probably the best living dramatist known to the English literature, is, and has been in positions to think intelligently and suggest judiciously upon this sub ject. Since his recent experiments with incombustible scenery, attention has been ilirected to his knowledge of the stage, its construction and mechanism. In a recent conversation with a.New lork reporter Mr. Boucicault stated that he studied civil engineering for five years during his youth, with the intention of adopting the profession. Afterward he determined to en ter upon the study of law, but his preferences had always been for the stage, and at eighteen years of age his experience in London with Ijontton Assurance decided ms career. 31 r. Boucicault said that his mechanical knowl edge hail been of grea; practical advantage to him in connection with the theater, al though the singular conservatism of stage carpenters and others who hail to do with stage construction had not allowell him to niploy it as he had wished. Said he: "lt is often remarked that the mechanism of the stage has been wonderfully improved of late years. The fact is that scarcely any impor tant changes have been made in this respect for a hundr. d years. 1 believe that the system now employed, and the con trivances used at Drury Lane theater, are precisely the same as when the theater was opened in 1814. Of course a few individual changes have been introduced, but what I mean to say is that the system of disposing and nuinrrulating scenery is the same as years ago. it is the hardest thing in the world to bring improve ments into operation. If it had been the custom for a long time to tie two scenes together with a string, that alone seems to the carpenter an excellent reason why he should not replace it with a metallic hook and eye. Herein lies one reason, and perhaps the chief reason, wny firs in theaters are o de structive. There is a prejudice against intro ducing innovations in the established methods of construction. It sometimes seems as if persons took actual pleasure in the contem plation of a possible death by burning. In 1862 I wrote several letters to the London Times, in which I suggested several simple improvements in theater-building. I called at tention to the fact that the so-called 'gridiron flocr over the stage, from which the hangin, scene v denends. nnd which in reality 1 nothing more than a floor of joists without iKiarduiLT. limrht be rendered far le-s dan ons bv the introduction of water pipes be tween every two joists, so perforated with holes that by moving a lever the entire space around nnd n' out the staie would become mammoth shower-bath, in which a flame could not possibly live. I also announced that scenery might be rendered incombustible by a very simple and inexpensive process. V ell from the replies which were furnished, one would have supposed that I was a monster and that I had in view the wholesale destruc tion of life and property. I once proposed to the members of a ballet corps to furnish them incombustible costumes for less than they must nav for those in common use. but they would not accept the oiler and laughed at the idea. And. speaking of fires m theaters a irreat deal of senseless talk is heard with reference to what ought to be required of theater managers. It is not enough that en trances should be enlarged and multiplied so that when a fire 1 as broken out people might have means of escape. Why, a crowd would be liable to panic in it ten-acre lot. 1 lielieve that such steps should be enforced as will pre clude the possibility of a tire occumng, not simply such as will make the opportuni ties ibr escape ampler when the fire has already broken forth. I am in favor of a law which shall compel the introduction of such appar.itus as shaM. render a conflagration im possible, and which 'shall grant inspectors' certificates to those theaters where the law has been complied with; as, for instance, cer tificates are given to steamboats. 1 he ten dency now is to take hold of the wrong end of these matters lo call attention to the cute rather than to the prevention." JIAItKIKW. KELLY-KELLY On the 18th Instant, at St, Brtilget's Church, by Eev. Father Walsh, Mr. Chas. J. Kkt.i t and Miss Mart R. Kki.t.t. DIED. FINNEY At Ills residence. In this cttr, at 12:45 Saturday morning, of consumption, T. C. Finney, aged 44 years and o months. Funeral will take place this (SUJiDAYjaftemoon, at 2Vs o'clock, from his late residence, o. (2 Madison street. BOWES At his home In Hoboken, N. J., January llith, at 10 o'clock a.m., Mr. Charles Bowks, form- erlyof Memphis. LITTLE SISTER." Mitagte ierger, aitM wf,.hr 27. 1K7. Without, softly, 9llently falls the snow; Within, the tears Incessantly How; Without, the earth Is robed In spotless white; Within, " Little Sister" lies sleeping to-night. Sleeping iieacefully, forever at rest. The dimpled hands folded on her breast; Ah! we must bow to the Father's decree. Suffer little children to come unto Me." Mother, grieve not, for only eone before, She'll meet you at the heavenly door. With golden crown, and pearly harp In hand. Choice of the choice In Uod's holy band. " Sudle," whom little sister loved so much. Kiss the dear lips, and with gentle touch timooth the dark hair from the waxen brow, " Little Sister" abides with the angels now. Pear brother, look forward to meet her there. In the realms of light, so bright, so fair. And strive so that, when called to rest. You may meet " Little Sister " among the blest, L. L. M. A tteniioii, Knijrlit Templar. "MIE stated conclave of C'yrene Command- err win be held MONDAY evening. Jan., d. iit 7 o'clock. Visiting F nitres respect- . fully invited. By order JD. WOKSHAM, IS. V. L. Howkins, Ass't Recorder. ORDERS FROM REX! ieduoed Fares TO MEMPHIS. The Balloon Ascension "TTTHEREA3, By Royal Proclamation, the Kino V V has declared his Intention to enter Ills Loyal city of Memphis on the 1 2th day of February, 1877 ; unu Wbkkras, It Is Ills sovereign pleasure that His subjects shall assemble to honor Ills Imperial person. Now, for the better execution of His will, and for the comfort and economy of His people, it is dk- CltEEO THAT AD. STORM Be and Is hereby empowered to take charge of all WATEK Crafts touching at the good port of Mem phis, and that HABXEY HVUIIEs and JAN. HPKED Be and are hereby clothed with plenary power over all Railw ays In His Majesty's realm. And that they will, without delay, order the Mas teks of the said Wateh Ch.vits, and the Officers of the said Railways, to promulgate REDUCED KATES OF FARE To and from Memphis: And, that their authority may be respected. His Majesty, the Kino, has cre ated the aioresaid Ad. Stokm Aumikal of the Fleets, and the aforesaid Barney Hughes and James Speed Quartermasters-General, with the rank of Grand Marshals of the Empire. And, It is further decreed that PETER TRACY Be and is hereby empowered to take charge of the ROYAL JIOASTER BALLOON, Which Is to convey His Majesty's Couriers to His distant dominions; and to do all and everything thereunto pertaining. And that his authority may be resisted. His Majesty, the Kino, has created the said Peter Tracy generalissimo of His Airy .kingdom. Issued from the Palace of Misrule, this 20th day or January, in i. PUCK, J21 Pursuivant to the King. Trustee's Sale. "T TJiDER and by virtue of a Deed of Trust, made LJ to me as Trustee, by A. C. Gilbert on the 24th day of January, A.D. 1S74, and duly recorded in the Recorder's oftieeof Crittenden county. In the State if Arkansas, In Deed Book O, paws 857, 358, 35 and .iMi, to secure certain indebtedness therein men tioned and deseiilied. I will, on W fdnpHilnv t flimary sBl. 1 H77. within legal hours. In front of the courthouse In the town of Marlon, In the said aouiitvof Crittenden and Btate of Arkansas. f-ll hi public sale, for cash, the following described real es-L-ite, situate In the county of Crittenden and State of Arkansas, to-wlt: fart ot private survey No. 2325, originally patented lo Justo Martin, and near the town of Marion, containing one hundred and flfty (150) acres; and alsosection twelve 12, containing six uuiuireii hiiu iuny in-iuj acres an in township seven (7 1, N range eight (8) east. And also at the same time anil place and terms, and by virtue ot the same authority, i win sen one Horse, eight Mares. one Wagon, three Yoke of Oxen, and all of the farming Implements on the said above-described land. The title to the said land Is believed to be goou, dui i sen anu convey as trustee only. E. T. KEEL, Trustee. R. F. Crittenden. Attorney. Ucuq. Monday Xlffht. Jan. 2. 7:0. lemphi 31aeniierclior " MEMBERS of the above Society are requested to . i attenn a special meeting on flUiVUA x jtVEN ING, at X o'clock, at Cochran Hall. By order CHAS. yUENTEL, President. A. R. litOEscRKit, Secretary. NOTICE. To Cleiks and Treasureis of Shelby county School Districts : TZ Y a recent order of the State Superintendent, you J are required to deposit your bonds with the county rrusiee oerore you can araw any money lor school purposes. .Please act accordingly G. P. FOTTE, County Superintendent Public Instruction. January 20, Ik 7. daw DIVIDEND XOTICK. "OFFICE OF PHIEXIX INSURANCE CO.. I Memphis, January P, 1877. At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, neiu inis aay, a Dividend of Five pr Cent. was declared upon the capital stock of this Com pany, the same to he credited upon the stock notes. THOS. H. ALLEN, Preslduut. S. R. Clarkk. Secretary. J. A. SIMMONS It Hadigon St-, Jlemphi. Gen'l Insurance Agent Representing the following reliable Companies: Mna Ins. Co. of Hartford assets $7,000,000 Phienlx Ins. Co of Hartford 2.487.531 Franklin Fire Ins. Co.. Philadelphia 3.308.824 insurance Co. of .North America 5,lrt7.S47 Springfield F. and M. In. Co.,SprlugOeld 1.515.H72 Amazon Ins. Co.. Cincinnati 1 .INN 1.000 Mercantile Mutual (Marine) Ins. CO..N. Y. 1 .INNI.OOO V Marine and inland risks covered under cer tificates of the Insurance Company of North Amer ica, and losses made payable, at the option of as sured. In London, Paris, Antwerp, Bremen and Hamburg. CUffJEtLIO). HAVINO purchased the extensive collection of Negatives made by J. V. Coonley, I am pre pared to furnish prints from the name to his former patrons. J. H. MOY8TON, No. 24U Main street HAFINrt disposed of my large collection of Neg atives to Mr. J. II. Moyston. 24U Main street. pai J. F. COONLTT. OIMJASWATIOX Ot1 UNION AND PLANTERS BANK OF MEMPHIS pOlt 1C77. OFFICKKS: c y. uovkk. w.n. a. hii.i.iaiwox. I'reHidenl. Vio-Ireiiaeut. IUKFC'TOICS: JOSEPH BRITE. N4FOLKON HILL. Wm. A. WILLI AiloON, E. M. APPER.SOV. W. B. GALI1RE4TH, A. C. THEADWK1.L, B. BAYLIS3. C. W. GOYKR, A. N. Mi'KAY, STATEMENT, JANUARY 19,1877. KESOI RCEH Loans and Discounts 884.781 311 BanklnnliOi.se. other Real Estate, and Ufflce Fixtures 40,1' !r Exiwnse Account. 421' HI bigm exchange 52X4.7(17 IS Cash on hand ........ 2.h,41 X 24 524.215 41 yi.45x-o Before our Annual " Stock Bar Oral and -Final IM ! 1MI liUUfUBAT WbiT AND LESS T1X AX COST, AT .lowenstein& Dry Goods Regardless of SILKS! BELOW THE COMT o. Ladles' and Ml niseis' Muita, Ladles' and Wrappers. Polonaises, Felt Kkirt, at Black and Colored TrimniinK Velvet at a treat HsrriOre. Gentle men's Fnrnisuinar ods reduced 33 per cent. A icood I'nlaun dried Hlilrt for 1. Ladles' I'nderwear greatly reduced. LIENS, D Napkins, Quilts, Table Oilcloths, and all Prints. Domestics, Cambrics, Sheetings. Tickens, Plaids, Flannels, Blankets, Watepnwf Cloths, Jeans, Cloths, Cass! inures all at greatly reduced prices for the balance of this month, at B. LOWENSTEIN & BROS,. M n MM -m m -war - ' TsikTc, anu esmp juam St., Jor. delierson. WHEELER, WOOD AND WILLOW WARE IMPORTERS or German Baskets. WHOLESALE DEPARIMEXT, 828 IVEalll. AND REMNANT o VIENKEN B PRICES REDUCED. -o- AIl-ooI Colored Cashmerm, a.ic na T.-jr: Klack French Cashmere!, Oc, TOc and Me. 3Iatelat)e Cloth, 40e and Cc. Fancy lre. Uoods, lOe, 12 l-c, 15c and Oc. LADIES' VELVET CLOAKS! AT LESS THAN C)!ST. CHILDREN'S CLOAKS AND DRESSES! AX LESS I SILKS ltlack and Colored and Evening; Silk at Li rent Jiednctiona. -o- REMNANTS! REMNANTS! REMNANT? Remnant of Silk, ISeninantM of Flannel. Itemnant of CaimereM, ICemiumt of ALL KINDS JJFDRY GOODS. CARPETS ! CARPETS ! CARPETS ! KEMXAXTS OF CAItPHTS. Menken Bros. Butterick's Patterns! -Sit 3: 451t J.H.ALUKlt il.i;rnrral Am SI l. A'OTICK. rTHE undersigned would be pleased to confer with A, holders of Bonds issued by Lowndea and Mon roe counties. Miss., to the &-lma, Marlon and Mem phis U. B-, and the Bonds Indued by the town of ko lona. Miss., to the Vlcksburg. Naahvllle and Kastem B K. B. RICHMOND. 2M1 Main strwt. W. Z. MITCHELL'S English and Classical School, So. S9 Beeond Street. for terms and circulars apply at the schoolroom mm & IS 3 2 a 5 X S it HEAD, Cannier. E. ENSI.VV, H. B. IHIWKI.L, T. b. Tl H.NEK, .1. F. KRANK, M. P. JARNAJIW, A. VACCARU. 1. 1 A II 1 1. 1 TI EH : Capital paid up Exchange and interest I niUvlded Profits Dividends Unpaid DiIoslts HOO,O.X 00 4.2K3 35 K.40f Ml H.105 fW 777.7H4 Itf i.4r.n' 7 - Taking" on February 1st. o Cost They Must Be Sold ' SILKS! OK I SI I'(ltT ATU. SIiHnrn' C'loaka. Maawl. an imraenMe reduction. K. P. Bros. ASMSKS, TOWELS ! House-furnlshlni; Goods, reduced wsaln from former low prices. PICKENS & CO, TOYS, MASKS, HOBBY HORSES, CHILDREN'S WAGONS, CARTS, Etc, ITETAIjCi DEPAKTMEXT, TIIAX COST. o- 1 fillWl BALE! mm ROTHERS SILKS! SILKS! Browne, the Plumber. Oas Pipes, "Water i'ipes, Steam Pijies, JStonelMpe, itubber Iipe, ISatli Tubs, X'umps, Hydrants, Man Fixtnres! 42am Fitting! rutins: ETERYTIIIXd CHEAP. .T. W. X. BUOWXE, 258 Second St., opp. CourtSquan OLIVER, FINNIE&CO UIIOI.r.NtLK GROCERS, 3Icinphi, : : : : TeiineMMj 200 IlogMhradM Mnsrar. all klndx. 4M llnrrrlH V. tCrlined huear. Mf HaiCM Itio 'orr'-. KKf Hagm Old l.ovrrnuient Java ( iiflrc, SO llrrrfM IIhiiim. 50 ItoxfH KrrskrNt Baron. 104HI Hurkrti r'airbniik'M l.nrrt. .V Half-harrf-iM t-'airliank'n l.ard. fto 'I'lrrrrn f-'airliunfc'M L.ard. KHi ( afN :t. o it inl lO-iioond Tin LarL lOO itarrrli l.oiiiiiiia Hire. 2.1 Tirrc rKNiiuili 4 nrolitta Itire. SO KarrrlM nixMouri 'idrr. 9CX KroMM Utxby'si Bet marking. Oliver, Finnie & Co.