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ESTABLISHED 1840. MEMIPHIS, TENN., SX7JSTI3A.Y, FEBEUAEY 11, 1877. VOL' NUMBER 36 THE D HEME AITEA icicrany oj conon and gold: LirerjXHH o ti m. i. ll-j,;d. Xev York cotton, 12 7 -sc. Xew Orleans colton, 12 l-4e. Memphis cot ton., 12c. Xrv York gold, 105 5-8. W F.ITIIKU IXDICATIOX8. a Pkit.. Omrx Ch. Sio. Onicn. I Ht-Hiit.iTON. February 11.1 a.m. f For Tennettet and Ohio valley, seuth-n-t to noulhvext wind, rising barometer, !'.,r u l tiijhtl i warm weather. ouhe" vvriox VUTCBDAY. ? 'TV""4- 1". IH77. 10.-0H p.m. Ma.. E-tr. ; T!ir Wind. Dir. Force. Weftto. r.i-.-".-t... .-i-TT llWiviflri :b.tH l.ifi:;-.... :ut .! !-.'Mfl'- .-i.K5'l N i-a it. . ;if.."t K. i.bc. t. 1 1-rwh. ; Lhftit. .! Calm. I Cairo. I LUht. . : c-;ilin. . I Calm. Clear. Clear. Clear. Clear, tlenr. near. Cl-ar. Clear. .". 4t 4 41 .Vt Tt) r.4 rt . W. M'tLKOY, SerpwcL CAITArN V.Uti U to i bor. Jufiicv i.t Lilt. :t his Eve hundred ... nernm-nr aosoluteiy- re- ji tb further emnlovment of i,i the Siani"h colonies. I ii k m-;.,-v of the city of MaUmoros, Mexi rr,, i.as U -n raired, i:nd General Miguel Clancn, r-iTtry corumantlcr under the Diaz ;rOv.'rcn- at, y mnlaj lOOK cotnrnarM of the ii?-.-. t map. in jieinpuis citizen or xw- T- . . . ... ltor nboulil Ti zas hiimeif a just cow spo- cia..y char-jj to kef p th peace. Let us en j fir ..lar.h t .rat v.li.:a ih i limit of order and 'J c-'u-.-r. A A-HiNOTo?f telefrram, last night. r.ironiCi-? an incident of some :gnincance, Jt snys: "l-ori commas met in joint sesion t.j-d.iy. Iliintou trus surrounded by score of I c'ii(Knit5 enxn'od in earnest converuation : Evaxts ha. I a Ion,? conference with Hoar and Uayard, with Payne and Ilunton; JuB'.ice Fi;!J had aim? and earnest conference with Srn;it.r Cy-ard." Kf.v. U . I. PrftisE and Kev. J. A. Vftn llijse, Ui..1 fi.-.-i th .ha; lain and the peeonil tlsr; yen-ind a,tnt of the University of the South, are in the e'ty in the interest of that advancing scat of larnin?, to obtain contri butions and donation to the endowment fund. Wi; Lave only fpaee to-day to call at tention to t!iepurjTO-eof the?ejfentlemen, and to invite on their b :l:a'f the warm and gener cin ciToti of the wmb.r-s, not only of their own comru'.mion, but of every other inspired with a dosim for the success of one of the most important educational institutions in the south. Mainly by the effort of Bishop tj;iintarj, the university is in a condition to m-J-'t the demands of a large corps of stu dent b?:t it n : di the advantage of the ptr m.ujf nt endowment fun 1 contemplated by its founders to rea. h to the condition of use fulness they projected. To this fund all Epis copalians can contribute, and to it all should frire as they can. The eitablmhrnent of the University of the South on the sure founda tion of a p-'nnan-?nt endowment, should be the object and cue of crery Episcopalian in the routh. The city is filled with stranjrers from ev 'ry part of the Union; our hu'.eLi and boarding house ar cro .vded, and yet our traoArtorta-!i')na'nUf:a-- m that more are coming. The fame of Memphis as a point whare the carnival ii celebrated in all its glery, where fun and frulic go hand in hand with order, law Ra i decency, ha. g-one abroad through out the Union, a;'d the result is the presence in If .'mhid t -day o.' thousandn of hi lie and ff.nt!eiaen repre 'nlin the culture and in tellinee or all th-. great centers of our coun try. We need hardly say that they are v. el coui?. Mot of tl:e now here have already le-u-nel how cheery in their greetings .tnd oj-.!i-hand.;d our people are. But what they liave so far enjoyed w only the foretaste of wh.at i t to come. When they hare seen the fiyhts of Monday and Tuesday, and partici p :l -.1 in the b.i and entertainments to fol l ).v the firi ot p.ure.intiy, they wiil have rettl-ii'-'l to t'ue : u l w; ar. we are as an enterpris i.i. wid -av.-ake p-o;Ie, and how far we can SO in absvd.ite misrule wilhmt once trenchin on deccccy or law, or even on the least of the obhga'ion which gijod citizenship de volves ut oa n-. We h am f rom the Jae"t7on Clarion that as soon as t'.c ly n;r s'afemcat of J. T. Lester reached the ju lgej and managers of the Tin n'n box, to which l e taid h-! hml duplicate key tuad ?, they colored and white tojrether impatient of delay in cet'.in their sworn teiiimony b 'fo e cong e , made a'tidavit at on :e 1-eforo a !.:; . 1 magistrate denying in toto every aU-gat.-n f I e-:t-r. In addition to this it i p: 'per to state heve that a short lime be 1 j re ih; ileliou, Mr. Lester pre par;d an 1 j resented lor publication in the C'irion, of his own accord, a statement over hi. s'-riat'ire in reply to c-h.irres which Lai been made from Kepubli rm -A ire s, that he h id just r-turred from a tour over th ' conn'v as n-giiter, and that he pi!:vly k::ev.- f.-oni in ercourse with the t :;!.. th.it the l.t.,t of f i ling existed between the r.u.-'.-s; t!:at a hirre proiwnion of the col ored peoj '.f w. re members of Democratic club-, and were earnest and enthasiai'tic in f upportin th-j Denux'ratic candidates; and he farth.-rinor- stated that outside the city of Jackson early all the colored people in tended to vote the IVraoeiatic ticket, and that m the we the county th Mil and bou'heru portions of were as earnest and cnthusi a-t:c in tii ir Deino- racy ss the white people ever were. 1 his f ia'.einvnt, which all know w.n a trethful r prosenLition of fact", is a complete contradiction of his statements re cently ir,.iij bef-ue the congressional com uii :u -j . Di n citizens will learn with deep regret that Mr. IK :iry T. Toiulinron, yesterday died at Ashtabula, Oh.io, of the severe injuries he so tained by the rexnt railroad disaster at that pluce. Fer public spirit and a broad, liberal, cl ari'ab'e and generous disposition Mr. Tuud'nson had no superior among us. Wh -a sickn ss an I di tre. -s, in ita most cruel form, overtook Memj-his, he among- the r.io.-t uiitir'rg of th; noble band of workers, who, bv their cou: ace and constancy set an exau;pie o: v. r .( nt O1' t li j- SUl.l l.'h cia:-'.mily ;-i with a litxra! i.it iru laen ought to be. As i S A. d c-w's soe'ety he was, :, uu inr t'ae e;:ideniic of 1S73, hi po?t, unpenning charity han l i nd pi vinr unsparingly ' ca e and sympathy to those oi ! nur--.r. who w icli a.'d in sorrow. Ilia La art Vii ver :ntn; riat i be deeply f. ii. ard lonf ace. His mourned loss vill by those wao knew hii.i mo t intimately, for besides th" Bo'.-Je qna'ifv-of an easily enkindled syrn il;y, he w: a man of much culture well rparrrrtiiri:?h mufleian, and always a "lib eral p.itrou of t.e aits. As a budineiia in:ui, rip--;i:i!'.y in the line to which he devoted hirrt-elf during h's twelve years residence in Memphis, he stood among the first and bert. He 1, in a remarkable degree, the quality of intuition. Master of the duties of his profession, Le grasped v. ith almost spontaneity-whatever of dhh -ulty his attention v.-as directed to, and, blei-e-l with a vigorous con stitution an 1 chartcteri7."d by untiring enf-r'y, he was equl to iwiy ta-k of work. Widely known and a; widely appreciated, Mr. Tom-iin.-oii"s death will awaken in tiiU communi ty, an J wherever else he had lived, a sya p"hy a? d--ep and n charity aa jrenerous and a!!-f")7;ivh3y m tn.i which oa every proper 'cea-nnn he hime; exhibited in unstinted measure. REPEAL OF T1IK CHARTER. Th New Bill Presented Yesterday to the Cotton Exchange and Chamber of Coniuieree for their In dorsement. After Sereral Speeches it I Voted Upon and Defeated The Merchant Do 'ot Think It It What U Seeded. A Recelrer Better than an Attempt Blot the City Out-Fire Handled Copies of the Bill Ordered Printfd for the Legis lature. to Pursuant to a call, the chamber of com merce met at three o'clock rcsterday alter roon, Mr. Hon Kiscuitui presiding. fiERVICM OF h.OS. CASF.Y VU;U, The secretary reported th it th chamlier of commerce continues to be tinder nMiVr-,; tO Hon. Ca"T Yolmcr for valnnhle rnl.l--,. ,V, umente, thu-ty-two volumes of which, reeen1 ly received, have been plaerd in its Mmv. In obedience to the request of Colonel l us-'y XOUn. tile HpiTftnrv nkn runnrh-. l ttiut K naa prepareil a rr ore 7 :jj ,. E-a-K ine boundaries ot the rustomhoii-r recently pa-ssej ty the legislator", and had forwarded the same to him at Wahin'ion. In a letter ackniwl-vlrchig its receipt. Colonel Youner tvs: ''The new customlinnae 1 ill- passed by the letrhdature. reached me riMt. and I hare orptjared. ?nd vill tsresent on Monday, the filth instant, a bill to carrv it into eTect. I had hoped that no further con- fressional legislation would be required, pnd endeavored to brinsr the nttr:n.ev-c-er.eral to that condusirm, bat he decides U at it is necesary. 1 shall, therefore, pah it through as rapully as possible. ine survey ot our wliart and upper land ings, under the supervision of L nited States Knsrineer Benvard. has been ccmnleted. and the mans, survev and estimate were for warded to W ashinifton on Monday last. The estimated cos cf ' protecting- the Iandinsr, from WoFf river to Fort Pickering, exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, and the sur vey has been tu.died bv Maior Benvard. in order that the estimate may, if possible, 1; included in the appropriations of the present congress. In regard to this important mat ter, Mr. Young also writes: "The river and harbor bill will probably be rejiorted to the house on Monday, from the committee on commerce, and I shall not be able to have in cluded an appropriation for the protection of our wharf, as the engineer's report jf which he was advised by telegraph, wiil not reach rue in time, and will, therelore, have to rely upon getting it after the bill troes to the sen ate. I shall spare no eti'ort to obtain it, and think I shall succeed." A vote of thanks was unanimously tendered Mr. Young. Mayor J. II. Hinnm and the firms of Bohlen, Huse A; Co. and P. ti. Bis-lev A: Co. were admitted to membership. Adjourned. Am Important Joint Meeting. Immediately after the ailionrnment of tli. hamber of commerce, thir bouv and thn r.-t.- ton exchani?e held a joint meeting, and Mr. Wm. A. Goodwvn was called tn the nh-.iir The object of this joint meeting was to hear u.. .rn r .ii.. ... n . i.un iejii oi me cummufe on ine Dili urp.lt ed by them for th repeal of the city charter. THE PFOrOSED BILL was then read, and embraces the following iubstantial points: The city charter of Mem- itiis is to be reDcalCJ bv this act. which will be in the nature of a general law, applying Only to municipalities which have over ihirty thousand inhabitiints, as determined by the Federal census of 1870. All otiices of the city will be abolished, and, in addition to a tax for general State purposes, the bill provides for a special local ta of one dollar End sixty cents, to be divided and set apart, when col lected, for the following-departments, and in the respective amounts hereto given: For police and fire departments, fifty cents; for liquidation of debts, fifty cents; for uulJ" grounds. nnrW. j- eeniH; lor schools, ten cents; for lighting streets, eight cents; for board of health, twelve cents. The coun ty court of Shelby is Vefted with all neces sary authority and power to establish and maintain fire and pofiee laws, Sre and police departments, fire limits, etc. At the first quarterly session afV-r the passage of the act, the county court shall elect a board of five fire and police commissioners, whose time of office shall be respectively one, two, three, four and five years; Uie chairman to receive a salary of three thousand dollars, and each of the other members five huniired dollars per annum. No person tinder thirty years is eligible to the office of commissioner, and each, in addition to an oath and bond to discharge his duty faithfully, must also take an oath that he did not directly or indirectly seek the office, and has been a resi dent of the county for three years. The coun ty court has the right to remove any of the com missioners for certain causes for instance, malfeasance in orhce and to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. This lioard will be vested with all the power of the present one, as respects the appointment, control end reg ulation ot the police and firemen. The board will select a chief for the fire department, and also a chief for the polies department, and have absolute control over these depart ments. There are to be no unnecessary tire men, and the police department is to consist of one chief, two captains, two servants, and one and a half patrolmen to every cue thousand inhabitants ot the ity. The board elects its own chairman, who serves for five i years. Among the duties of the board is the I approving and auditing oi all accounts tor the departments hereinafter named, the limit of the warrants to conform to the sum in the treasury. The bosird shail elect its own treasurer and its secntiiry, the former to re ceive a salary of one hundred dollars per an num, and the latter fifteen hundred dollars, all to be paid out of the police and fire fund. The board has to transact all busine in open session, render a tabulated statement to eaeii quarterly meeting of the county court, oud 1m; allowed rooms m the couithouse building. The bill, while retaining, as it were, the pro visions now existing tor the repair and im provement of the streets, transfers such power to the county court, and for this pur pose appropriates" thirty cents of the taxes U the streets, public parks, etc., and provides that an engiueer may 1j employed at a salary not exceeding twenty-four hun dred dollars per annum. Ten cents of the tax is appropriated to the maintenance of the present city schools, which are to lie gov erned and regulated, a is now done, by the board of education. Th-i present provisions for the levy and collection of taxes aie re tained, but no writ or proceeding heretofore instituted for the collection of t;ixes shall bo affected by this act; but said levy is to b'? made by the county court, and the tixes col lected by the present collectors of the county. The power to protect and maiutam public landings and wharves, to regrula'e the mov ing of boats and steamers, is transferred to the county court, which shall appoint a wharf master, whose fee shall be five p"r cent, of the collections. Until the court does so, the fees shall remain as they now arc-. The sys tem of markets is al.-o retained, and the power over the same transferred as above. The wharf age fund is to be kept distinct, and the surplus go to the contingent lund. 'lhe county court also has power to establish, re ulate and maintain a board of health, whowe health officer shall not receive over fifteen hundred dollars, and the secretary not ovr one thousand dollars per annum. The tax appropriated to the board of health is eiht cent?. The county court is empowered with authority to make all reasonable law3 neces sary to insure the protection of the people and property. The chairman of the board of commissioners is to be made recorder, and all tinea imposed and collected are to go to tie police and fire fund. All debts due an to bo collected by lhe court and applied to the settlement ot' debts, but the court and also the commissioners are prohibited from contracting a debt in excess of the fund lev ied. All the property and funds ire especi ally exempted from seizure, garnishment and attachment. Hie priv.lege tax is not to ex ceed in amount tiiit which prevails at pres ent. The surplus turns are to be turned into a contingent fund that is, tbe surplus of any fund, at the end of the current ve-.ir. can b-s used to make up the deticit of any; such land. The committ say, in making their reiort, that there is no intention to escape payment of the city debt, as a whle, but insist upon a compromise ot forty cents en all debts sav.; the Nicolson pnveevnt scrip, which v.-il! !; o.iid at the rt.te i f tii rtv cents on tiie deli r. The following is a rotc-tantial copy of ti.e 1 sub-sections of the bid respecting the man- j ner in which the dfcbU are provide ! for, and I the taxes appropriated : 1 The taxes.ai tast as collected, shall b appro- ! priated y the police and fire coini:;!-- ')ne - to the settlement of ! public d-. i.t '-f s-ach municipalities. The board is a i -ori-e 1. 111 td Jauuary, 1-57?, to use any bin r. v -c x.din the amount of tbetax levied lor i- , Uiat in.iv come into Us treasury irom :a taxeafor general purposes he-e-.fore levied I i bv the municipality, to defray the expenses ol the police and hre fc"epartments lorln; j each year's tax i to le appropriated to the j next year's expenses. All taxes heretofore j levied for special purposes by the city shail I le devoted by the board to such special pur j poses as if such act had not passed. All i detts due to the municipality may be collect ed by the county court and paid into the tre.isury of the board of commissioners, and the same applied to the settlement of the public debt of the city. All taxes of 1376 chad be payable in any past-due indebtedness oi said city, lhe taxes ot lliO shall be oay- j able only in current funds, or in the past-due muebieunesH ot tne city lor that year, in kind, or sin has the tax for which it is received might be applied after collection. The taxes levied bv this aet shall be Daid onlv in leral- tender tunds. All funds direct'-d to be paid j into the treasury of the police and fire com n:i ioners, a.-Ji special or separate fund for U.e settlement of the indebtedness of the city, may be used and disbcred as follows by said commissioners: l ir.-t The indebtedness of the city due by bonds or coupons heretofore issued by the city, including ail judgments based on such bonds or coupons, may, be paid at not exceed ing forfy cents on the dollar; that is to say, ior every torn- cents paid in currency to the holder of said bonds Or CO' -; ' nr.'l.mr atirrenrfc-r in the commissinnprs to by them immebiately cancelled, one dollar of bonus or coupons. S?eond What i known as the Nicolson pavement scrip (including the claims of all jK-ron3 who paid to fho contractors the (pe ci;d front-foot assessments for Nicelson or stone pavement and curbing) mar be paid at the rate ot thirtv.r u-" i indeb-ed-- - Clty or wtu,'h, special ,rra nave oeeen mane; wneiner nnoer wrus of manilamu" Or set, shall be paid only out of said Bnecud levies, and the holder of such indebtedness shall look alone to such levies tor payment, hoch specini ie!e", to tr.e ex tent cf lhe amount levied, shall be regarded as a complete and final provision for such in debtedness, and no furtfn r payment shall be mane tuereon. nne"s the ltvy, ii collected in full, would be insufficient to pay the debt; in which latter event the balance of the debt may Ikj paid as provided in the fifth sub-sec tion, it being the intent of this sub-section to declare that said levies shall be taken as full provision for such indebtednes, to the extent ot tne levy, and only the surplus or differ ence between the amount of the debt and tne amount of the lew shall be payable at the rate and as provided in ai'i fifth sub section. r ourth The current general expenses for me jcur icjio may oe p.uu in mil out OI me general tax of the year 1376 heretofore levied by the city, which lund shall be kept sena rate for that purpose, except as hereinafter provided lor its use by said board of commis sioners. Fifth All other indebtedness, whether due uy judgment, note, bill, open account, or otherwise, may be paid at the rate of fifty cents on me aoiiar. it is not intended there by to fix any ordtr Oi- priority in the payment of said debts. Sixth Any debt of said city due by coupon or oonu, wtnen nave not matured, may be purchased by said commissioners at a rate not to exceed thirty-three and one-third cents on the dollar, and, when so purchased, such oonus snail oe immediately canceled. After the bill was read, a motion was made that the chamber of commerce and cotton ex change indorse the same,with a view to have the act passed by the legislature. Colonel Minor Memwether opposed the bill because of the difference in the amounts to be paid on the bonds and coupons and the -icoison pavement scrip, contending that the latter should be paid lor at a higher rate than the former. He also objected to the legislative powers conferred upon the county court. He did not orjoose the reneal of t he charter. Colonel Enoch Knsley ebjected td some fea tures in the bill, alleging, as one, that it ex empted Memphis from being sued for any debt, yet retained this right against the debt ors of the city. He favored relief, however, to the city. Mr. D. P. H idden set forth what he con ceived to be the benefits that would result from the bill, which the committee had care fully studied and prepared. City-Attorney Walker gave his views, ap proving the bill, and saying that there were man-, questions embraced in a discussion of the particular leg-.d features of the same. Mayor Fbppin, being called upon, entered 1L!S protest HXMJI" e's i :i!!e i utr-'.in1-' - r . it was an extreme measure, which no city within his knowledge had ever resorted 10 as a radical act for relief. The bill proposes to pay forty per cent, on the present bonded debt of the city, when the bonds, in many in stances, can be purchased at from twenty to twenty-five cents less. By this bill the ex penses incurred in the administration of the city would not be lessened. The bill would cause additional litigation. The city would not become extinct, and the debt would ac cumulate. He had seen and talked to the bondholders, and he was irtain that they would not be forced into this measure. There were better remedies than the one proposed. Let the legisJ-tture give the chancery court power to appoint a receiver to administer the city government. This is preferable to the abolishment of the city charter. A receiver would be exempt from mandamus. Let this be made in preference to the extreme meas ures proposed. He could take two per cent, taxation upon the valuation of twenty-three million dollars, and pay the debt of thejeity, with one hundred thousand dollars to spare. The bill was then voted on and defeated. Judge Henry G. Smith, State senator from this county, spoke at some length, and urged the importance of the citizens doing some thing to secure relief before the adjournment of the legislature. Any plan was better than nothing; but he did not think the creditors of the city could be scared into a compromise. If, however, the creditors will not compro mise, he, for one, would be willing to resort to any measure that can place them in a man ner to live any measure.tuen.to preserve the life of the city and save the people from hopeless ruin, bixty cents compromise, as proposed by .Mayor t iippm, is better than an extreme measure, provided it can be accom plished. If a compromise at sixty cents can be made, let it be done. He advised the meeting to print five hundred copies of the bill as reported by the committee, and send it to the memljers of the legislature, as a measure of relief, for their consideration. It was absurd a.nd absolutely an extreme meas ure to have a recover, though this may be come necessary. Judge Smith urged the im mediate importance of action by the present lepi-luture. Mr. J. W. Clapp favored the bill, and said it was a shame that the people of Memphis have not made a determined move to get re lief. He had hoped to see the city kept alive, but this bill was a measure necessitated by the present condition of affairs. Ha was opposed to Mayor Flippin's proposed compro mise. Hon. Jacob Thompson offered some sugges tions relative to what he deemed the proper relief, and said that there would be a provi sion whereby we, the city, could bny up or purchase her indebtedness under the opera tions of the bill or compromise as modified in accordance with his ideas. Mr. K. M. Apperson moved that five hun dred copies of the bill be printed and sent to the memlx'rs of the legislature. Judge Smith moved to refer the bill to the present committee, who shall print five hundred copies of the bill and transmit the same to Nashville. . Mr. Apperson accepted this motion. Mr. lat-s moved to reconsider the vote re spect ing ilie bill. Adopted. " Judge Smith"s motion, as accepted by Mr. Apperson, was then adopted, and the bill refrrre 1 to the joint committee, consisting of W. P. I'roi: dfitt, H. T. Eliett. Bronson Bay-Ih-s, D. V. lladden and J. W. Clapp, of the chamber of commerce, and W. B. Galbreath, II. M. Neely, Napoleon Hill, Enoch FInsley and S. P. Reid, of the cotton exchange. The meeting then adjourned. United Ntaten Courts Trlx Presiding. In the following cases the rule upon plain tiffs to show cause why their suits should be further prosecuted, is returnable to-morrow, the twelfth instant: Condit vs. Boone, Wood, Bacon k Co. vs. HicKs et al, Seen harh k Co vs. Jehl, Donaldson vs. Chester, Henderson, Temple V' Co. vs. Bradford, An derson et. al vs. Hunter, Langstreet vs. Rus sell, Herman Life Insurance company vs. R-vrnbach et al, Allen et al vs. Hough et al, l'oik vs. Chester. Bank of the State of Mis souri vs. Ware, M'Donnell vs. Deagle, Mem phis and St. Louis Packet company vs. Gill et al. Schrteber vs. Hamilton. Wolf vs. Pass niore, Appleton Jc Co. vs. Norman ct al, Woodhouse vs. Anderson. Grant vs. Nor nnn. Goodman, Larned Bigelow vs. city j of Mm phi. Beadle. Wing ii ik. vs. Jones j tiros.. Grimes vn. Carolina Life inurance I company, Morrison vs. Gardner, Carr vs. i Whitaker, National insurance com reinv vs. Bowman. Commercial insu- I ranee company vs. Bowman, National 1 insurance company vs. Bowman, Wil- hir l vs. t itzgerald, beasongoo't k Co. vs. Allen, Bonn. Mack A: Co. vb". Allen, Simple-n"'-n et al vs. Allen. Pierce et al vs. Allen. MTadden et al vs. Alh-n, Hill. Fontaine Ar (.to vs. Berry. Chase v. IXf.-. Milhjl. Memphis and l. -r.is packet eaip.uiy vs. Br tzniun. ' : .c e.n'i vs. Snel!, Taylor - Co., Helm vs. ie.j.rb-ni. Crow. M'Creary rt!o. vs. Sagg & i.. h v-. ?l'Coy. After the calling t f aw docKtt is compieieci, ine caning oi the district docket wiil be commenced. WASHINGTON. Text of the Decision of the High Com mission The Bulldozers Covered by Law The Vote of the Electors Cannot be Reversed. The Senate, by a Strict Party Vote, Adopts and Indorses the Decision of the Commission The House Takes Time to Consider. Washing-ton, February 10. The electoral commission state the grounds of their deci-sion in the case of Florida to be as follows: I hat it is cot competent tinder the consti tution and law, as it existed at the date of ti,o passage of the act constituting the commis sion, to go into evidence aliunde on the papers opened oy the president ol the senate, in pres ence of the two houses, to prove that other persons than those regularly certified to by the governor of Florida, and according to the determination and declaration of their appointment by the board of State canvassers prior to the time required for the performance of their duties, had been appointed electors; or, by counter-prool, to show they natj, fle acts oTttiOfiSVdiViPte executive of Florida, subsequent to the casting of the votes of ihe electors on the prescribed day, are inadmissible for any such purpose. To the objection made to the eligibility of Humphreys, the coiiiu.U 'i' -n is of the opinion that, without reference to lis ; question of the effect of the vote of an ineligible elector, the evidence does not rhow that he held the otfice of shipping commissioner on the day when the electors were appointed. The commis sion aiso ueciueu mat as a consequence oi too foregoing, and upon grounds before stated, neither of the papers purporting to lie cer tificates of the electoral votes of Florida are certificates of votes provided for by the con stitution of the United States, and they ought not to be counted a such objections to the decision interposed in lhe hoifse. F'irst That the decision determined that the vote cast by Charles H. Pearce, Frederick C. Humphreys, F. M. Holden, and Thomas W. Long, as electors of President and Vice President, of the United States, on behalf of Florida, is the due and legal electoral vote of the State, when, in truth and in fact, the vote cast by Wilkinson Call, James E. Yonge, Robert E. Hilton and Robert Bullock is the true and lawful vote of the State. Second That the commission refused to receive competent a'.nd material evidence tending to prove that the first-named set were not appointed electors in the manner presented by the legislature of the State, but were designated as electors by the returning board of the State, corruptly and fraudulently, in disregard of the law and with intent to defeat the will ol the people. third mat the decision was lounded upon a resolution and order of the commis sion previovsly made. fourth Ihe decision excludes all evidence taken by the two houses of congress, by the committees of each house, concerning frauds, errors and irregiilarities committed by per sons whose certificates are taken as proof of the due appointment of electors. riiui ina.1 ine uecision exciuues au evi dence tending to prove that the certificate of Stearns, as governor, as also that of the board of State canvassers, was procured or civen in pursuance of a fraudulent and cor rupt conspiracy. Dixth inat the commission refused to recognize the rights of the courts of a State to review and reverse the tudarment of a re turning board or of a board of State canvas sers rendered throusrh fraud and without jurisdiction, and rejected and refused to con sider the action ot the courts m the case law fully brought before the court which had jurisdiction. beventh 1 hat the decision excludes all evidence tending to prove that Florida.bv all its departments of government legislative, executive and .judicial had declared as fraud ulent all certificates of Stearns, as covernor. as well as those of the State canvassers, upon 1, ;,,U . 1 - e 1 - Hi". VA 'illlllio-jlwu 11 llS. it L t " I , and by means of which the true electoral votes of Florida have been rejected and false ones substituted. Eighth That to count the votes of Fearee. Humphreys, Holden and Long as electors for 1'resident and V ice-1 resident would be a vi olation ot the constitution of the United States. The objectious'are signed by Senators Jones Fla. I, Cooper, Barnum, Kernan, Saulsbury and M'Donald, and by Representatives Knott, Field, Holman, Tucker, Thompson fMass.l, Jenkins, Finley, Sayler, Ellis, Morrison, Hewitt N. l .J, and Springer. la Joint Session. Washington, February 10. The capitol crowded again to-day, but only a small proportion of those filling the halls and corri dors have the needful ticket of admission to the galleries of the house. Precisely at one o'clock the senators took their seats in joint session with the house, and President l-'errv took the chair. The decision of ihe electoral commission having been received, written ob jections were made to it by Representative Field on the part of five senators and twelve representatives, and then the two houses sep arated. Senate. Washington, February 10. The chair presented a communication from the presi dent of the electoral commissiou, informing the senate that it has decided upon the mat ter submitted concerning the electoral votes from Florida. The serjeant-at-arms was di rected to request the attendance of absent senators. The senators havinr returned fiom the house, the objections to the decibion of the commissioners, submitted by Mr. Field, were read. Senator Stevenson moved tnat the senate take a recess until twelve o'clock Monday. Rejected; yeas, 20; nays, 44; a strict party vote. A long debate took place as to the form of the question of sustaining or overruling the objections filed by Mr. Field. An order submitted by Senator White that the senate do. not concur in the decision made by the commission created under a clause approved January 2!), 1S77, but that the votes cast by Wilkinson Call, Robert Bul lock, J. E. Yonge, and R. B. Hilton, as electors of the State of Florida, aa the true and lawful votes for President and Vice President of that State, should be count ed as the electoral vote of the State, was de feated by a strict party vote. The senate then agreed to an order sub mitted by Senator Hamlin that the vote of the State of Florida should be counted for R. B. Hayes for President and W. A. Wheeler for Vice-President, as determined by the electoral commission. The vote thereon was 44 yeas and 2o nays, a strict party vote. Senator Edmunds stated that Senator Thurman was absent on account of sickness, and he (Edmunds) would vote against the order and the senator from Ohio for it. He therefore withheld his vote. Senitor Norwood stated that Senator Gor don was confined to his room by sickness. Senator Sherman said he did not like the resolution offered by the senator from Maine, and just adopted, because it contained the names of persons voted for. He hoped the vote bv which the resolution was agreed to would be reconsidered, and the one submit ted by himself would be adopted in its place. Senator Hamlin accepted the suggestion, the rote was reconsidered, and the lollo-wring-resolution agreed to yeas, 44; nays, 25 a strict party vote: Resolred, That the decision of the com mission upon the electoral votes of the State of FTorida stand as the judgment of the sen ate, objections made thereto to the contrary notwithstanding. On motion of Senator Sargent, the secretary was directed to notify the house that the sen ate had reached a determination in regard to the decision of the electoral commission, and was ready to meet the house for the purpose of proceeding with the count. IIoaHC The speaker presented a communication similar to that read in the senate from the president of the electoral commission. It was resolved to receive the senate in joint Bession at one o'clock. Mr. Hale endeavored to fix an earlier time, but his amendment was defeated by 120 to 90. He gave notice that he would call for the yeas and nays whenever there is another at tempt to delay the proceedings. The senate amendments to the Indian ap propriation bill and the military academy ap propriation bill were non-concurred in. When the senate had retired, a motion was made to take a recess, when Mr. Hale raised a point of order that a recess could not now betaken. A long discussion followed. Mr. Springer held that there was nothing in the electoral bill wtiich prevented the bouv; from ta'dn.u a ree-'ss. It was riot un reasonable that the hou.-e should ask for two ; days to consider a d--c?sion wii:cn the com miWlo.i had been nearly tn days in consid ering. Mr. M'Crary thought the house had ar rived at a point where it was obliged, under the constitution of he United States, tocount the votes, and in tlit state the house could bike no recess mil a State was reached which would have a go to the commission. Mr, Kadon said iiat in the conclusion of the report of the joint committee on the electoral vote, it sxted that the passage of the bill was necessry to allay public excite ment and agitation If the majority of the house took a rece to-day the' public agita tion would be incrauwd. ten-fold. The peo ple of the country woilJ ak if it was the in tention of the houso of representatives to prevent the conipleticu of the Presidential count, right or wrong. ' That question would be asked to-morrow moriim.' . Irom the At lantic to the Pacific ocean lie ibmitted to the Datriothm of thehous of renresentalireg. in preserving the peace aid prosperity of the countrj'i that it should inerpose no unneces sary delay in that troces of law which the whols rsrjntv ws lookhtr to tor its solution, Mr. Warren araucd tfutt to rav the ques tion as to t londa s vow was settled in the simple report of the commission was to speak directly in the face of the act itself and OI ine purpose at wiucn it was aimeu. i. it l a i i Mr. W ilson held that the present anl only duty of the house was to dheuss objections to the dei-.ision tor two noura. tnen vote upon it, and let the two nouses cone together again in joint convention. Any other interpreta tion would nullify the electoral act, and would be revolutionary. M r. Banks stated that the language ot tae constitution was lmneratire that when the electoral votes are opened ther. .shall, be wuutnu xor ncvcmi-a'-a- recess lieinf t-- j... 2m- -- not been p.sjfk, WfltTer such circumstances. jiessrs. aones, payier and otners also par ticipated in the discussion. Speaker Randall maintained that the clause in the fifth section of the electoral act. which is, that "while the two houses shall be in joint meeting no debate shall be allowed not having pertinency to the question. The por tion of the act which had pertinency to recess was the first part of the fourth si?ction, which provides that if there be objection to the re port of the commission each senator and rep resentative may rpek ten .minutes, and that alter such debate shall ha-s-p lasted two hours it nlm" be the dutjr f each house to put the main question wiuiCUt further debate." He thought that under that directory clause a recess could not be taken at nnv other time than the present. If tli 3 debate had been enlarged upon, a motion to take a, recec& would not be hi order. The other portion of f he bill bearing" on the sub ject was that part of the fifth Tclion which reads, "And no recess shall be taken unless a question shall have arisen in reference to the counting of such votes, or otherwise, under this act, in which case it shall be competent for the other house, acting separately in the manner herein before provided, to direct a recess of such house not beyond the next clay (Sundays excepted), at ten o'clock in the fore noon." It was the fact; continued the chair, that this was the first tithe when the question has arisen, and it having now arisen for the first time, the chair tlunks it is competent for the house to take a recess until Monday at ten o'clock, i f its judgment so directs. Mr. Hale Then the chair overrules the point of order. The Speaker The chair overrides the point of order. Mr. Hale I respectfully appeal from that decision. Mr. Cox I move to lay the appeal on the table. Carried loG to 76. A vote was then taken on the motion for a recess until Monday at ten o'clock, and it was carried, yeas, lb.; nays, 10?. During the vote a messasre was received from the senate saying it had overruled the objection to the report of the commission, and was ready to meet the house in joint conven tion. The speaker intimated that he would have the senate informed that the house would take a recess. AMUSEMENTS. Inaugural of Mardi Gram. At high noon to-morrow Mardi Gras will be inaugurated by appropriate and charac teristic ceremonies. At that hour Rex Momus will mysteriously enter the city. This time he will come by railroad, and will be first seen at the Louisville depot. While it is hardly necessary to speak of the magnificence which will characterize the approach iSfwKk .Q-SCnreifet cheer and pleasure already aroused among the peo ple of Memphis, aiid the great expectations on the part of all who are here to behold and indulge in the joyous festivities inci.tent to the occasion. The following is the PROftRAMME OF THE ENTRANCE. Elclion's Louisville Star Band. Chief Athy, with Captains and Se-tfants,on Horses. Squad of Police on foot. Mounted Heralds. . Grand Rotal Cavalcade. King Momus Riding a Live Elephant, iour Mounted Jesters. Baby King In his Cradle, attended by Ministers of State, Cardinals, two Frinetsses, Courtiers, etc. Cavalcade of Knights. Prussian Band of St. Louis. Roman War Chariot. Dragon Chariot of Gold, occupied by two Clowns. Four Camels Mounted by Bedouins. Four Camels Laden with the Royal Baggage. As above stated, Rex and his retinue will rf ach Main street, via the Louisville railroad depot, at high noon. They will then proceed down Main street to the municipal stand at the intersection of West Court street, where a formal demand for the delivery ot the keys of the city will be made. In the meantime the Chickasaw Guards will act as a special military escort to Acting-Mayor R. C. Wil liamson, the board of aldermen and common council. These bodies will be escorted to the stand at Coart street, where the keys of the city will h?, demandod and surrendered to Momus. The formal reception and acknowl edgement of King Momus will be made then and there. Immediately after these ceremo nies. King Momus and train will take up the following L1NU OF MAKC'H. Down Main street to Beale, thence to Shelby, up Shelby to Union, down Union to Main, and thence to the Louisville depot, where cars will be taken for Olympic park. Here the monster balloon, under the management of Prof. King, and the superintendence of General Peter Tracy, will bo sent up at exactly half past three o'clock. The balloon will carry to the dis tant realms a dispatch of the King's safe ar rival in Memphis. This will be one of the trrandeat features of the inaugural day, and should attract thousand i of visitors to Olym pic park. Trains will run regularly from the Louisville depot to the park for the accommo dation of -visitors. This balloon is a beauti ful specimen of the atrial churiot, and weighs eight hundred pounds. COCHRAN HALL BALLS. Monday ni-ht there will be a bal masque given at Cochran hall. This will be largely attended and the source of general enjoy ment. There will also be a masquerade ball at Cochran hall Tuesday night. Goad music has been provided for both occasions. MjKNN'F.KCHOU ball. The Memphis Mamuerchor will give a magnificent miuquenub ball at the new hall corner of Second and Jefferson streets next Tuesday night. This - will b3 one of the grandest events of Mardi Gras. THE ULKS BALL will be given at the Exposition building, Tuesday mght. This will hi perhaps the largest masquerade ball ever given in Mem phis. There will be over a thousand persons dancing at the same time. Get your tickets, P. S. C. BALL. The S. S. C. club wiil give a select mas querede ball at Prof. Mueller's new hall, cor ner of Madison and Second streets, Tuesday night. The managers are determined to make this a memom'ole occasion, and assure much pleasure to all of their guests. THE CLKS' PROCESSION. Tuesday will bo the reign of mirth, fun and frolic. The whole city will be alive with masqueraders and full of wondering human ity. The Ulks give their parade Tuesday afternoon, and that night witnesses the grandest of all displays we mean the MEMPH PAGEANT, the character and magnitude of which are already sketched, and with the critical stroke of a masterly pen, in the librettos the mysterious organization issued a day or two ago. At seven o'clock, the procession will mysteriously emerge from the great cavern on Bayou Gayoso, near Adatiu street, where the route will be as follows: Up Adams street to Second, along Second to Exchange, thence to Main, down Maine to Beale, along Beale to Shelby, up Shelby to Union, thence east to Main, up Main to Adams, and thence to the mysterious cavern, where horses, chariots, men, etc., disappear from sight. THE MEMITI BALL at the Memphis Theater, Tuesday night, will be by far the most elegant yet given. The terpsieborean entertainment will be preceded by magnificent tableaux, such as the Memph, and the Mem ph alone, know how to give. This will be the great and crowning feature of the Mardi Gras entertainments. Huldenr'i Opra Trsapc. To-morrow night Soldene's opera bouffe company appears in La Grande Lturhesse at .1 i Ti . f,. , - , . , . the MempliM 1 heater, luesday n:-ht this j company will anpear in the opera of La Fille t ' in ir -s r au de Mine. Anaot at the lireeiduw Onerahonse Soldene and her troupe are favorably known to the Memphis public, and will draw full CREDITORS' AUCTION SALE ! BY ORDER OF P. D. BARNUM, ASSIGNEE, WE WILL OFFER TIIE ENTIKE STUCK OF AT COifVIENCEMG AII raw IV till I II B B as JEWELRY, SILVER AND SILVER-PLATED WARE, CLOCKS, This will be an opportunity never before offered in Memphis to purchase first-class fine goods, in great variety, at your own figures. The quality of every article is warranted as rep resented bv the auctioneer. Our ladv friends are especially invited. IP. I. BAItNUJI, Assignee. honoeri every night of their appearance. Tickets are selling rapidly. Colored Bal Mns'flrue. Jas Armour, wishing to afford his colored friends an opportunity to enjoy themselves, will give a masquerade ball in the Assembly hall Tuesday night. He intends to make this agreeable to all who attend. Bob Church's Balls. Bob Chm-ch, in order to accommoSate the large number of colored visitors to the city, has made unusujd preparations for masquer ade beJis r.t his hall Monday and Tuesday nights. He will preserve good order, and guarantees much pleasure to U who attend. Terpsieborean. Prof. Mueller commences a nud spring dancing-school, for ladies and children, tnis week, Wednesday and Friday, at half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, at his new hall, corner of Second and Madison streets. All the great fancy dances of the world will be included, with the most fashionable parlor style of the age. A new gentleman's class on Wednesday and Friday evenings, at eight o'clock. Bella I'niou Theater. This novelty and vaudeville theater, on Jef ferson street, continues to draw good audi ences. They give entirely new and attract ive programmes on Monday and Tuesday night. Holdenc'H Ball. Soldene and her opera troupe give a grand bal tnasque at the Greenlaw operahouse Tuesday night. Charity for the Orphans. The ladies of the Church orphans have opened a restaurant and loding-department at No. 299 Main street. Mardi-Gras visitors can secure rooms and meals at the above place all hours of the night and day. Pedestrianlsm. afternoon, has arrested much interest. There will be a large number of visitors present to wirness mis interesting- inai o. muscular skill. The Pantomime Troupe. Elsewhere will be found the announcement of a pantomime troupe for the Greenlaw Op erahouse Monday night. Persons in quest of fun and pleasure will feel well repaid by at tending the performance. DIED. TOMLINSON At Ashtabula, Ohio, February 10, 1877, H. T. ToMLiNsoif, aged 52 years, of Injuries received In railroad accident at Ashtabula, Decem ber 20. lr!7l. MASONIC PUXERAL XOTICE THE officers and members of Leila Scott Lodge, No. are requested to meet. at their Lodge-room this (SUNDAY) after noon, at 2 o'clock, for the nuroose of attend ing the funeral of our late Brother. S. D. McCLL'KE. All M. M.'s are fraternally Invited. By order A. S. MYERS, W. M. R. A. Lttle, SecretaryJ 3Iaonic Xotice. PF.NN R. A. CHAPTER, No. 22, will hold its stated convocation to morrow (MON DAY) evening, at 7 o'clock, for dispatch of business. All Companions are fraternally In vited. By order R. G ALLOW AY, H. C. G. Locke, Secretary. masonic Notice. A SPECIAL meeting of Kilwinning Lodge jNO. o-tl, win De neiu lo-murruw lanji-s-. DAY) evening, leb. 12th. at 7 o'clock, sharp, for work in the M. M. degree. All M. M.'s are fraternally Invited. By order JAS. S. CARPENTER, W. M. A. J. Knapp, Secretary. liniglits'of Honor. rpHERE will be a meeting of Memphis Lodge, No L IMS. MONDAY evening, Feb. 12th, at Natoraa Hall, 2nS Second street, lor initiation and transac tion of regular business. A full attendance is es pecial W requested. AU visiting brothers :re fra ternally Invited. W. B. HODGES, D. O. E. TrcKKR. R. Meeting of General Council. MEMBERS of the General Council are requested to meet at the Council Chambers to-morrow (MONDAY), at 12:15 p.m., for the purpose of re ceiving the King of the Carnival and delivering to lilui the Jteys of the city. R. C. WILLIAMSON. Mayor pro tern. ORDERS FROM REX! ucea E-ar TO MEMPHIS. The Balloon Ascension -THEREA9, By Royal Proclamation, the K V has declared his intention to enter His Lc IKG Loyal city ot MEMi'iiuj on the 12th day of February, 1S77; Whereas. It Is His sovereign pleasure that His subjects shall assemble to honor His Imperial person. Now, for the better execution of His will, and for the comfort and economy of His people, rr is ib- CUEED THAT AD. STORM Be and Is hereby empowered to take charge of all Water Crafts touching at the good port of Mem phis, and that BAUSEY MI t-II KM and. JAS. HPF.F.D Be and are hereby clothed with plenary power over all Railways In His Matesty's realm. And that they will, without delay, order the Mas ters of the said Water Crafts, and the Officers of the said Bail Wats, to promulgate EEDUCED BATES OF FAKE To and from Memphis; Ano, that their authority may be respected. His Majesty, the King, has cre ated the aforesaid Ad. Storm aumiral of the Fleets, and the aforesaid Barney Hcohes aim James Speed Oi,artermasters-Ge.-ekal. with the r.uik of grand Marshals of the Empire. And, It Is further decreed that PETER TRACY Be and la hereby empowered to take charge of the ROYAL MONSTEK BALLOON, Which Is to convey Hl Majesty's Couriers to His distant dominions; and to do all and everything thereunto pertaining. And that his authority may be respected. His Mijesty. the Kino, has created the said Peter Tracy Generalissimo of His Aiar K Iasuedfrom the Palace of Misrule, this 20th day of January, 1877. . .UK' Ja21 Pursuivant to the King. TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of a Deed In Trust made to me by Roseua Owens, dated 31st day of March. 1874, for the purpose of securing to E. T. Rose Ihe payment of f ur piomlsnory notes therein specified, and the party having fall, d to pay said notes, I. as trustee, will, on Monday. tht 5th day of March. 177. at the comer of Madison and Second streets, city of Memphis, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, between the hours of 12 o'clock m. and 1 o'clock p.m., the following de scribed lot of land, being lot No. no. In the Rose saUlivlalon, east of th ci.y ui Memphis: Begin ning at a stake the Intersection of the east side of Rose street with the north side of Union avenue; running thence east r0 lect to a stake on north side . i. 1 1 . i ,1, n. 01 ifiuou nveuue; urcurc uunu parallel vnu uu.'o feet to an alley; thence wen 50 feet to a stake on le east side of Rose street ; thmce south along the it line of Rose Mnset IfiSlfe feet to the beglnninz 'ltle supposed to be good; I convey onlyaatn WALTER MERKIMAN, Tnistee. w. Eong Vttomey. tell BY A. M. STODDARD, AUCTIONEER. ML PUBLIC AUCTION, iONDAY, COXTINUIXO IAJSLY I7XTXX. SOI,I. OF OVEIt UQlaafi Off amttJhxs&CSW Visitors to the rand Carnival of ?femplii are respectfully invited to an inspection of the Cbnst II IN THE SOUTHWEST, THAT OF B. Lowenstem IVe are now showing the largest and most attractive line of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods ! EVER OFFERED IN MEMPHIS, and at prices unprecedented for cheapness. We offer special inducements to our " MARDI GRAS " VISITORS in the following lines Black and Colored (iros Grain and Faille Silks, Xew Striped Silks, In beautiful designs; An Immense Stock of Dress Goods, at extraordinarily low prices! BLACK AIiPACAH AM MOIIAIRM! "Our own direct Importation" very cheap. Great bargains in LADIES' SUITS! CHILDREN'S DRESSES! Ladles' Cloth Cloaks, Ladles' Matelasse Cloaks, Ladles', Misses' and Children's Hosiery. Gloves, Underwear and Corsets Ribbons. Laces, Bows, Ties, Scarls. Sets, Handkerchiefs and Dress Trimmings, in endless varietj, at popular prices, at B. LOWE NSTEI 24-4 and 246 Main St., Cor. JeiFei'son. to estivities of INVITE ONE AND ALL TO THE REDUCTION SALE OF THEIR STOCK OF EVEA'IXO Itlack (iron rain Silks at RAVEN BLACK ALPACAS! 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c, 45c and Oc. Silken Warp Mohairs, 50c, 55c, 60c, 65c and 75c. Itlack Cashmeres! Itlack Cashmeres! at all prices. o Embroideries! Embroideries! Jaconet Edgings and Inserting, lanen Edgings and Insertings, Mall Edging and Insertings. NOVELTIES ! Iiadies Xeck-Ties, Iace Scarfs, Silks and I,acc Kec kerchiefs. CARPETS! CAHPETS! CARPETS! Brussels, 3-PIy, Ingrain Carpets, Oil-cloths, Uags, Curtains. W. W. GUY. J. II. SI'CI.EI.t.AJi. BY. MILELLAI WHOLESALE GROCERS. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, gOO and 263 Front street, Memphis. A. C. TREADWELL. A. II. TEE (SUCCESSORS TO -A. C. LC.&A.B.TRBAOWELL&CQ Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors, No. 11 UXIOX STHEET. MEMPHIS, TEXNTM OFFER FOB HALE 10,000 bundle Iron Ties, 50 tierreM Hamti, fM tlerre Lard. SOO brlM. Iterined rlcar. 5040 rolls IOO hlMiK 2KM Ue" ovuu uarreia sail. mju jikkn. .tew uxrkrrrl Together with a full line of C&se Goods. Consignments of Cotton aoacued. end liberal tore, a seiTa that oomVgoed to u by river, unless WITHOUT RESERVE FEBRUARY i", Ms Estallin Sros. Trximi Mardi Bras! SILKS! AT 81 PER YARD. 81, $1 5, $1 50, 1 75, and . NOVELTIES ! T. C. I'AKIi AD WELL. . S. TREADWELL TREADWELL 4 BROS.), lt&Kgrinic. 20O0 barrel t ioot 1H raU IS.-w. - Nasar. aili. WMHI 1:l- -1 o Tob!4C o. advances made on sarar. All Cotton insured wi.lie in otherwise Instructed. HO 5, AT 10 A.M. BRONZES, Etc. Grand Carnival OF MEMPHIS. Pronunciamento of Great, King of Momus the Memphis, and Great I Am of Carnival ! the .To onr KondholderM and Creditors Greeting: By the great powers in us vested, and In obedience to the handwriting on the wall, 8 T 1860 X, have we ordained to occupy our ancient city of Mem "na. TTaiiuoij 12, inTv.nnd to hold Hleh-Daddj, Merry-Maklng and Revelry, Mardi Gras, February 18. We have commanded our worthy Lord M 1 Fllppin to deliver up the keys of our loyal city, a have made known our pleasures to his Excellenc Governor Porter, the General Assembly of the State, and all the high dignitaries of our realm, who are commanded to attend our festivities. We have further decreed that our Court shall be held In our Grand Castle Exposition, where we hold our Grand Reception Tuesday night, February 18th; and In order that all may take part In the revels, have we commanded that all who are Invested with our Royal Order of the " Mighty Dollar," may attend. In witness whereof, have we affixed our Great Seal this, the 26th day, first moon, seventy-seventh year, sixth of our gracious reign. Vive Le Roll BY THE KING HIMSELF. OHCM, Attent: Bex CarnavallL, DeXOSEM, Huron of Cash. GRAND PiASK BALL ! UNDER Direction of the Ulks! EXPOSITION! TUESDAY, MARDI GRAS NIGHT, February 13, 1877. AlMISSIOX. : 0B DOLLAR. Yi. Z. MITCHELL'S English and Classical School, So. 20M Second (street. For terms and clrfiilars apply at the schoolroom in. j. j. uoss. ki:is;eox dentist, 63 Slain Htreet. TEETH J$'7Krm EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, tfVi Bytheu-ieof pure Nitrous Oxide Gas. ir iiT-Sriid staihp for his Dental Manual on the care and Dnwrv:itlon of the natural teeth. IeweTry! jewelry Bankrupt Sale of New York Jewelry, Conilstlng of , .,. Solid Gentlemen's and Ladles' Gold Chains, Fine Amethyst Ladies' Sets, Fine Caniet' Fine Cameo R'n, Ele1?eniilne. Coral Sets, Plain Solid Gold Rings, All of which will be offered for sale. i(AtRDLES3 OK COST, at the Auction House oi JOHN HITZEL & CO., 195 MAIN ST., Under the management of L. Godshaw. Sale will commence Saturday, February 10, '77, AT TEN O'CLOCK A.M. f-Sr-Don't fall to secure your Jewelry at nominal prices. OLIVER, FINNIE&CO WKOt.F.AI-K GBOOBES, Tennessee .Hem pi" JSX Eu: Sld'ovcrnn.cnt Jav.Collee. r)l itoxM Breaur-ixt Bacon. 5JS nlKIce. li.i Tiereet Noutb i ii arre ?f Zulvg. Oliver, Finnie & Co.