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THE MEMPHIS DAILY Al J? EAL--TUESDAY. APRIL IO, 1877.
MEMPHIS APPEAL BY UALL1W.IY & KK.VT1.. l rrmxH of Huoncrlptlon.lally A Weekly DAILTi Hie 50T, one montli. ty mail....... in eoi'T. one yenr, by niali One co,y. X Moruus. b :oa': Oil copy, one wk. In city . One coty. one monu. In c'ty - n eorr. ore yar One eni.r. nix month 1 M 1 5 . 1 io .. 1 i Biline-i copies eut fre of charge. Our mall-book areksyt by po ttoIEoes, ana not by In o'drlm i .ir eharureri from one rxXo31ee lo no' ber, toe uunetot botii pvsloXces siiou.d bo glyen. Uatcft r Adrertlal". yirnt Insertion, pera.juare ! OO cuto,iie!il ln-rtions, er sguare jilght .: solid nonjiareH makes one squire, and IflD'-iva lines make one tnco. 1 oral No!'-s are twenty cents pr lino first Inser tion, fifteen eetiU ir Hue per week. Want. etc., an- ten cent per line Brst Insertion, ana ne cents i-er line each suVe-pient Insertion. Death and Marriage notice. Kuneral notices and Obituaries, are charged at regular rates. We will not accent any alTerllsemenl to follow read ing matu-r. Vlrt or fourth page advertisements, stationary, double raes. To Contributor sud Correspondent;: We aollctt letters anl communications upon subjects of reneral Interest, but s.icb must alws Jways be ae- eompanled by a responsible name. We wlii not return rejected c .rainunicat'ons. AH letters, communications, or anytulng else for the ArraAL, should te aidresseJ OlLLlWAY A KEATIXJ, L C LI.wat, I 22 Second street, J. y. KrT!NO. ' Memphis. Tm. iSEjIPHIS APPEAL TUESDAY APIiBIL 10, 1877. TUB HOITHEKX DEMOtKACY. Elsewhere will be found an article from the New York World, which we reproduce part ly because it concurs in the utterances of the Appeal, but more especially because it is a sensible, philosophical revuew of the political situation which southern Democrats will profit by reading. The World shows that the out look for the future of the Democratic party is most encouraging. As the southern people ' look back through the slough of despond trom which they have emerged, they should be strengthened in their faith in a party which has been swindled out of the power the people have bestowed upon it by rnrnl nt returnincr boards. Ten vears aero. and our only friend on earth, the Democratic party was in a hopeless minority. Both houses of congress were against us by over two-thirds majority; the whole people of the Union were against us, and thought it no wrong to revile, plunder and oppress us. Most of the southern States were in the hands of aliens and robbers. We were drain ing the cup of misfortune and hu miliation to its very dregs. But the situation has changed. Aided by the New York World and the National Democ racy, and opposed by Hayes and the Radical party, every southern State is redeemed and under the control of ita own people, except one poor captive sister, and the fetters will soon fall from her limbs, because a Demo cratic house of representatives refuses to ap propriate money to be expended in her degradation. The World shows that the house of representatives will continue Demo cratic, and that the senate will soon be so. In the last election we fairly won the Presidency, but were deprived of it by fraud a fraud -that will insure a speedy ruin to all engaged in it. The policy which Hayes proposes has never succeeded in Amer ica, and it never will. Tyler severed himself from his party and expected to ride into a second Presidential term on the wave of a popularity which his policy would create. But his effort was a miserable failure. Both parties repudiated him. The Democrats profited by the treason, but they had no re spect for the traitor. When Andrew Jackson cut loose from the extreme Republicans who Hayes was elected, and adopted 'my policy," he cemented the Repub lican party against him, and inglori ously failed in uniting the National Demo cratic party in his interest. A similar failure awaits Hayes. The war he proposes making on the carpetbaggers, the political mission aries oi the rtuuical party, will lose more vote than it wias. For ten long years of bitter strife, obloquy and abuse, Eaton, and Patterson, and Garrett, and General W. J. Smith have stood by their party with a sub lime faith worthy of a better cause. Josiah Deloach is a native southerner, lie has been as true to the Union as the needle to the pole. At the risk of his own life ho prevented the capture, imprisonment and possible murder of General U. S. Grant. A policy which sacrifices these old dray-horses of the Repub lican party will provoke that indignation which is always inspired by that party in gratitude which seeks popularity by basely deserting its old friends and conciliating its enemies. At the last Presidential election Hayes received over eight thousand votes in Shelby county, only a few hundred less than were given to Tilden. This large Republican vote has been secured by the indefatigable fidelity of the men who were laboring for their party while the men that are to sup plant them were presidents of Democratic organizations. Such ingratitude will de stroy any party base enough to perpetrate it. Whenever the men upon whom the blacks have so long confidently leaned are struck down in the house of their friends, that moment will the colored peeple become the enemies of the party they have so blindly and faithfully served under the lead of those who have been slaughtered, The policy nayes proposes will make the Democratic party still stronger and more united in the south. It may win a few office' seekers, but it will drive one-half of the blacks into the Democratic party, for their characteristic trait is gratitude, and they will never consent to aihliate with a party that butchers the men who have stood by them since they were invested with the right to vote. The same policy will strengthen the Democratic party in the northern States Ine abandonment of Chamberlain has raised a storm in the north for the same reason that the removal of such men a Deloach, Eaton, Garrett and Smith weakens the Re publican party in the south. The sympathy for Packard in the north is wide-spread, for the Republicans recognize the fact that Packard is more the rightful governor of Louisiana, than Hayes ia the lawful Presi' , i . ii T , i" , j .... . . . . . uem oi me cnitea states, ine ) or Id, in the able article on which we are comment mg. jusuy says: oouruern politicians as a point of honor cannot consent to a union with those who have so long vilified them and wronged them." And the World might have added by sacrificing' the north era Democrats whose unfaltering friendship for the south and persistent war upon usur pation and refusal to vote supplies to troops to be used in usurping the right) of the south era people. The south can never unite with those that have not only "so long vilified them," but are guilty of the damnable crime of stealing the Presidency and foisting upon an unwilling people a man who waa repu diated at the polls for opposing the very sen timenta which he now embraces with all the enthusiasm of a new convert. The experi ment which Hayes has made shows that there are men in the south who can be liought and sold like so many 8hp in the shambles. dul we can assure our cotemporary of the if orld that the southern people will be true to the Democratic party. Because Til den has been swindled out of the Presidency and Hayes is disposed to concede to the south justice, and to yield to the demand which the northern Democrats have made for ten years, that the bayonets be removed from the throaU of the southern people, that is no reason why southern Democrats should de sert their old friends and commence barter ing and trading with new converts. The Democratic party has stood by the south and Invited the waves of Radicalism, until it succeeded in arousing the peopl and forcing a Republican President to admit, what the- lemocrats have always insisted, that the use of troops does not comport with the genius of a republican government. Mr. Hayes's jsol icy wiil prove for him an iynis fntuux, which while seeking to destroy his enemy, will send his own party t inevitable destruction. A lKXOl'R.4TIC Dll KEBKMK. The Memphis Al'l'KAl. is unable to p'r celve th.-a there Is any merit ruiraliere In politics short of extreme positions. We readily Knint mat there Is the Ltrifest crowd to applaud frequently on either extreme lines. We do have the itlslaetlin just now. however, of representing a calm, sensible conviction of the (treat masses of the southern peo ple. It Is that sentiment which Is based Usi prin ciple, which Is born of long consideration of a sub ject. The APPkAt. Isirood enough to grant that we have "not sashed or slobbered" over llaye. but then It nnds fault with our ixjsltton. and Immediately art'T ttea ll In lajliu? down the following proiKsl- fo siutaln the government of the I'nlted States Is the duty of all iruon citizens, but to simtalu all the tolk-le of Hayes's administration another. What ever Ills l-'rawluleiicy does worthy the applause and Indorsement of the ieople will doubtless be ap plauded and Indorsed." ... To sustain all the lolkies of Hayes s adminis tration is lust one of those things we carefully conn seled lujalnst. Believing that De inocr.it lc doctrine and policy are absolutely essential U the proier ad ministration of the government, and to the preser vation of our Federal form, we have atraln and again urged the Indorsement of Democratic inillcyonly. This, the Appeal admits, will I Indorsed and ap plauded. The Indorsement of Mr. Hayes's admin istration, or the means of Its Incoming, are very far from Mug Involved In the Indorsement of certain acUi which are the application of Democratic policy. In Mr. Hayes's Indicated line of southern policy there are points where he must adopt Democratic doctrine, as be has already done In South Carolina. I'pon the theory of the government, however, al most the entire party to which he belongs, and Mr. Hayes himself, hold to the national view. Popular antlinoi.t hne wmpelleU it tcniiomry alul excep tional departure from that line In the cases of Louis iana and South Carolina, assuming that 11 will be done In Louisiana. The Ai-pkal need have no fear, then, that thirties will remain divided uiion this principle of Federal policy. As to the other Is sues, It Is Impossible for Mr. Hayes, his known views of the tariff, and his desire to trim between protection and the revenue standard demanded by the people, by all sound thinkers, by all save the monopolists and their friends to think of the possibility of agree ment between his isillcy and that of southern Demo crats. The possibility of Indorsing all the acts of Mr. Hayes's administration can only beexected by one who could expect him to desert his party and administer the entire government upon Democratic Ideas. If such a thing were possible, we supiwse the Democrats would hardly reject their own policy. As It Is not possible, it Is hardly worth discussing. We accord to the Appeal in Its opinions all the sin cerity we claim In ourown; but we are Inclined to think It feels much more alarm concerning the Democratic party th''in we do. Confidence tn the excellence of its principles and In the soundness of our opinion that it Is the only iarty that can admin ister the government on Democratic principles, and bring about a complete restoration of this country to sound government and to prosiertty. render us calm ly confident as to the resulL XastuiUU Aitieru-un. In the above our cotemporary begs the question. What we demurred to in the American was, that it had, by consenting to a Democrat's holding office under Hayes, opened a gap for eager office-hunters, like Key, through which they might rush to an appointed place, finding excuse for so doing in ita columns. It is tliis we found fault with, because when such men go over to the enemy they set an example which should be condemned without stint. They should be held up to merited contempt in stead of being told, as the American has told them, that So far as taking office nnder the administration Is concerned, the government, whether good or bad, whether It be In by foul means or good means. Is always capable of being carried on for the benefit of the people or to their injury. Without regard to the title of the administration, the ofiices may be made a convenience and a benefit, and kept aloof from poli tics, or they may be still appointed from those who will continue to combine the Ignorant elements In the south for political puriioses. These offices may be held by any citizen who choses to accept them. The south can with poor grace denounce an admin istration for apiiointing bal officials when no good citizen will accept. There are but few Kepublicans In the south who are fit to hold office or discharge Its duties. Hence, to I proierly filled, some Demo crats must accept iiosltions. Those who do accept roust do so upon their own responsibility and stand or fall uikiu their conduct In office. As we have be fore said, a Democrat oifered position might well, for his country's sake, hesitate to decline; for his own sake, he might well hesitate to accept- Per haps most of those to whom office Is offered will hesitate to decline uion their own account. With that we have nothing to do. Every man must, at his own iierll, take the narrow iiersonal views or the broad one. It is advice like this, from a Democratic organ, that makes us fear for the integrity and future of the Democratic party, for, as we before said, if a man accept office under policies, good or bad, and therefore identifies himself with the Republican party, its poli cies and principles, and is opposed to those of the Democracy. The American, if it would save the Democratic party from trouble in the future, and itself from a false position and much explanation, should stand not upon extremes, but as the Appeal does, squarely and fairly on Democratic principles, and denounce all deserters and desertions for the sake of office, demanding that there is only one way by which a Democrat may be recognized and known, and that is not by the badge of office under Ilia Fmudulency Hayes, but by an unbending and unyield ing opposition to an administration that only accepts Democratic policies from pressure of the public voice, and only yields these in part, and not as promised in the in augural address. The .dwen'eem has not "slobbered or gushed" over Hayes, but it has ever since Key's appointment and acceptance been a little fishy. It needs to set itself right, for in the article above, it is as far from being right as in that to which we first took excep tions. It must try and do better. It must plant itself upon the Democratic platform, refuse to countenance deserters, and cease to trim, and veer, or point a port of safety for those who have been bought with a price. We are in receipt of a circular from the American pomological society, notifying the public that the sixteenth session of this na tional and useful association will be held in Baltimore, commencing on the twelfth of September, and continuing for three days. B. F. Transow, of Humboldt, is a vice-presi dent, and J. W. Rosemount, of Gadsden, in this State, is a member of the general fruit committee of this society. N. P. Banks, of Massachusetts, is being pushed for the speakership of the house, by the Texas-Pacific ring-. LETTERS FHOJl THE PEOPLE. Wythe Irpot. Editors Appeal In a recent editorial vou speak of a spirit of enterprise springing up in Memphis, and the intention of moneyed men to follow the exarnole of other thriving cities of the south in establishing manufacto ries. We are truly glad to hear it. The citi zens of the surrounding country are proud of Memphis, proud of her press, croud of her churches, proud of her institutions of learn ing, and proud of her commercial status. She is ours, too; there we sell our cotton; there we get our supplies, and it is there we "ero to toun." We bid vou a heartv fifl- speed in every movement that will add to the character and material prosperity of our proud young city. Most too many murders! But, Messrs. Editors, vours is not the onlv place that is waking up with a spirit of enter prise. Plucky little Wythe is determined to be behind nobody so far as her ability eoes. nor allow any one to carry a higher head. I hose public stunted trentlem'en. Lvnn Ar Cody, are erecting a corn-mill at our place that will have no superior in the State. Thev ordered from Cubbins & Gunn a matrnificent engine of the latest pattern, with a power of twenty-two horses. In the fall a gin-stand will be attached, and, with all this, it will not be long until the hum of the saw will be heard in the same establishment. 'Squire I-3-nn is the style of man that ought to have money, lie bus it, and does not hide it away in some old stocking leg, lest ho may lose a dollar, or somebody else be benefitted by it. lie is not arrant to use it ami invest in enter prises that benefit the entire community. Still another item, Mr. Editor. Wythe is known hundreds of miles abroad, and in tw enty different States ami Territories, as the manufacturing place of a new and wonder ful medicine, which is destined at no di.st.int lay to become as widely known as "Ilelm liold's Buchu." M'Eh-e's "Woman's Re lief." This Ls the enterprise of Rev. R. L. M'Ehee. who obtained the her! lie nsea sec ond hand, from an Indian. Physicians who have used it say it fully meets a want long felt by the medical profession, as it is an al most infallible relief tor all kinds afflictions. Of this we are iustlv nniu.l. ( nr merchants are iLnlv and widening their fields of patronage all showing patent marks of prosperity. I write these? lines because of the belief that you of Memphis will be as triad to hear ot the mate rial prosperity of your country cousins, as we are to learn oi your rapid progress. R. J. S A Bad Hole. Editohs Appeal. Will you be kind enouirh to send a commissioner to the north east corner of Webster and DeSoto streets for the purpose of giving publicity to the dangerous anil disgraceful condition of the sidewalk at that comer, and thence alonpthe east side of lH.Soto street to South ? I have applied to the city authorities for more than six months to have the sidewalk above men tioned rrnt in a condition not dan-rerous to travel. .-Sundav last a lad v. while endeavor- in ir to Mvnd from one rart of the sidewalk to the other, fell in the mud at the corner of Welmrer and I leSotn streets, where there is a bluff four or five feet high, with a slojie of forty-five degrees. We elect aldermen and councilman who, when elected, care nothing for the wants of their constituents, lhe people ha ye to look to the press to compel the iniuiierem onice-noiuers w uu iu uuij. Q The Uaestlon of nubile Library, Editoiw Appeal Now that the question of a public library is agitated, I have thought it might not lie amiss for an old Memphian to send a line of congratulation and a word or two in reference to the matter. First steps are the most important in all enter- nnses like this: The choice ot committees, a trood constitution and by-laws, and the judi cious management of the commissioners ap pointed to nil the shelves ot tne nurary. i, of course, have no plans of my own to offer; but I have thought that several years inti mate acquaintance with the public libraries in this country and in Europe might plead in extenuation of the liberty I take in addressing you. Close observation of the classes ot read ers who visit these institutions will not fail to reveal some interesting and encouraging facts to those who lielievc in tho progress of tho race. Iu this nineteenth century people are hungry for demonstrative proofs; they are tired of dry traditions and dogmatic assertion. Men are rushing to and fro; barriers of all sorts are giving way ; patriotism begins to mean some thing more than love for one small section ; the steam-engine and the telegraph have made us one family, all of us little mites on this busy little earth. So, as it is likely that those who have devoted themselves for the lonerest time, in the largest dpirree, and under the best auspices, to any great ob- lect. one the best fitted to instruct us, you will pardon me if I mention first the British museum and its readers, uay alter uay, week after week, month after month, after I had finished my labors at my desk in this srreat rotunda, I would quietly watch the people and scan the books they examined. These for the most part were cyclopedias, biographies, books of travel, scientific vol umes, and books of instruction in all branches of art lust the same classes as I had met tor vears in our erand Astor library in New York, and afterward in the Bibliotheque Na- tionale in Paris. We know that these are endowed institutions, free to all who choose to accept their hospitalities. There is an other sort of library, too well patronized, alas! in which works of fiction are - very nearly the onlv food ottered; and these li braries are to be found in all cities, great and small, throughout the civilized world Nudie's, in London, Falignani's, in Paris, and the Mercantile library here in New York are o-ood examples. This last-mentioned in stitution the Mercantile library in Astor place. New York is the finest model for a popular library in the world, except the Bibliotheaue Nationale in Paris. In tlse Astor library you can go only from ten to tour o clocK in tne winter, anu irom nin to five in summer. The books are not to be taken away, and you are seated at a table with some other party in the long halls; only now and then are you permitted to go into the alcoves with your writing material. No fees of any kind are required of you either here or in the Uritisu museum and the Bibliotheaue. In the Mercantile library, however, every advantage is ottered You obtain the entree by a subscription of five dollars per annum, this admits you to the readintr-room. where you find the news papers and magazines from all parts of our 1 1 J I ' A 1 1 Til. own country anu r.uroue, uikcijik nu cyclopedias of all sorts. These are to be con suited only, and are never taken away. This subscription admits you also to the library proper, where, after writing on a card the name of the book vou wish to read, your own registered number as a subscriber, with your full name and address.you receive the boot you desire, and are permitted to take it away and keen it threa.wfieJfi Jrt&c-v&arstta, you allowed to retain it only a week. The board of managers of this library complain, in the last few years, that it is becoming too much like an ordinary circulating library on ac count of the admission of so many works of fiction; and it was chiefly to suggest a warn ing to my dear mends, tue people ot Mem phis, to whom I owe all that I am, and with whom I hope to pass the remaining years of my life, that I ventured to write this letter. A public Library is for those who cannot afford to have a private one of the same ex tent. The people who have leisure to idle away their time in novel reading, have, as a general thing, the money to buy the transi tory stuff they read, and the great principle in founding such an institution is to guard against squandering its revenues and crowd ing its shelves with worthless material. Another matter is the judicious pur chasing of good books. Committees are too apt to be flattered by interested pub lishers, and pay sometimes twice as much for new volumes as they would have to do tor the same books at some of the hundreds of auctions that are daily held here, and m Lon don and Pans. We of the south have to laarn so many lessons in economy, and this is one of the most important. Books for daily reading by the public are to be covered al ways with stout paper. It matters very little. then, that they should be fresh from the printer's hand, if only they are well-bound and stronir. In the second-hand bookstores. too, valuable books are to be had fora trifling sum. I have La France Pittoresque, three quarto volumes, well bound m half-calt, with one thousand fine engravings, for which I paid seven francs (one.dollarand forty cents!) in Paris last year. I found it on the Quai II alaquai, in one ot those funny old box counters, presided over by a funnier old man. known so well to every student in the dear old h aubourg at. (jrermam. JJooks ot equal value are to be found here, too, but a tntie higher in price. Now, taking the Mercantile norary ior our mouei : v e iurnisn our reau-ing-room with newspapers, magazines and cyclopedias, to be consulted, not removed; or, if we prefer, we can imitate the example of the library m Lexington, Kentucky, and have our cyclopedias in the library proper. In the library itself we will have a judicious collec' tion of scientific, historical, philosophical, and literary works, properly so called, the best standard works of each department; biographies and travels; the standard poets and novelists, with careful selections from the Living and current literature of the day, mcluding, of course, works of fiction. In all the great libraries of the world there is something for even the humblest needs. 1 have seen a gamin in Paris so into the small nolle of the Biblioth eque and pore over a French primer which he was not able to buy, or sit and sketch from a model engraving on a cheap sheet before him. In the Mercantile library here I have seen a youog girl come m and ask for Rich ardson 8 Instructor in Piano Music; another has asked for the Opera of Moise; another for Chavsal 8 First Lessons in French These young persons have hoarded their little moneys until they had five dollars to pay a year s subscription, may perhaps learn a j . . - .- i During the year they full course in i rench literature, or in opera music, or in drawing ana painting (,ior me oesr, worKs oi the best writers on those subjects are to be had ). and during that time they have the privilege of consulting ana takiag home to their houses books worth thousands of dollars for this trifling sum. It is in behalf of these, the re fined, the studious, the aipirinc, but alas! too often the indigent, that I have addressed this letter to my Memphis fnends.Messrs.Lditors, yourselves foremost among them. If some of our wealthy citizens will give us a site with a building, in some ceutr.d part of the city, it will not be difficult to till the shelves. .Let us ask the people, too, to give us books books in music, school-books they no longer need. some good old copy of the great air Walter, some copy of shakes: peare, or any other of the princes in literature let the books bo thumbed and secend hand, this will be no objection. Be lieving that you will e tolerant of the mo tive which sends you this hasty line, I am, with high rpect, ANNIE CHAMBERS KETCHI M. New Yoke:, April 5, 177. The Work, of the MiMtei-M. Editohs Appeal. I, beinjr a Catholic, deem it a duty I owe the noble Sisters of Charity to correct those emphatic assertions of your Sunday correspondent of the La dies christian aid society. It assumes and maintains that if the way was open up to them they would exhibit a higher type of christian chanty than thtir Catholic sisters. They might do near as well, but was it not presumption on their part to assert tliat they could excel those that had dedicated them selves to God, to labor in His cause, and so sanguine of excelling ti irk of our Sisters that had been a countle. mber of years in establishing, giving up tin: world, wealth, position, homes and friends to lalor in the vineyard of Jesus Christy They have no ties to bind them to this earth. They fear not to enter a plague-stricken city or household, without money and without price. Has or kind correspondent so soon forgot our late epidemic, when those good ladies of the dif ferent christian aid societies had to gather their little ones and flee from the city to save those that God had iriven to them? Did cur Sisters stay for self-lauilation? No; it was duty that prompted them to stay to help those that were in need, and their isits were in jthe most contagious part of the city. Row not a monument erected to their memory, for they have an everlasting one, not chiseled jy the hand of man, but by God in that heaven ly home near the throne of our dear Jcrd and Savior, who does all (hunrs well; fordoes He not say we cannot serve two masters? "For many are called, but few chosen." Then, I say, Godspeed those good ladies in the work they are engaged in; and I know I am only reiterating the sentiment of every Catholic in our city. We will lend a helping hand, if necessary. Let them be guided by the Sisters' example, uniting themselves all over the world. Throw open wide the doors to the pauper as well as the millionaire, re gardless of creed or religion, building on a firm foundation, as our Sisters of Charity have done, and not even the gates of hell shall prevail against them. curiosity. Death of the Boy Orator. Editors Appeal If vou have space in your worthy paper, will you please insert the mclosed obituary of little Willie Brown, the child orator, who was beloved and admired by all who knew him. He was a nephew of William A. and Hiram M. Gage, of your city. Respectfully, lltlS. C. 11. DLIA. San Francisco, April 1, 177. oea-tii of atASTEB Willie BROWN. THE BUT ORATOK. San Francisco Alia Californian, January 31st: Master Willie Brown, the boy-orator, died yesterday morning of diptheria, at the residence of Ills par ents. Hon. L. A. Brown and M. Augusta Brown, M. D., No. 14 0'Farrell street. This sad event will be noted with deep regret by thousands who, struck with wonder at this boy's precocious Intellectual maturity, nnd f;iscinated with his remarkable oratorical de velopment, had looked forward to a career of extraor dinary power for the baby orator. The occasion of bis death furnishes a melancholy opiiortunlty to re view his character. Master Willie was born In San Francisco, and was eight years and three months old when be died. His aptitude for repeating from mem ory, with great facility, fragment of prose and verse, and nis uncommon powers oi declamation, were ob served at an early day. At five years his mind had become a storehouse of elaborate quotations, both serious and comical, which he would cite with fideli ty to the text and an unmistakable appreciation of sentiment. Extended pieces he would learn alter three or four hearings. He never went a day to school his lutrents restraining all artificial educa tion for fear of stimulating his mind, already crowd ing upon itself; nor was be drilled and rehearsed up to a point of apparent phenomenal development. All the matter la his mind, with which he was wont to amuse and cbarm audiences by his stately and effective delivery, wiis the result of an Intuitive, in stantaneous lodgment, controlled by an occult force, the analysis of which ls a puzzle to the speculations of psychologists. The Spiritualists did, indeed, not hesitate to claim with some triumph that the gift was mediumistic, that the sensative boy-orator was controlled by the spirit of some de ceased orator of magnificent attainments. His voice was unusually strong and flexible, with a wonderful power of modulation. His personal appearance was extremely prepossessing, with his bright, earnest eves, handsome spiritual face, his active and viva- clous temperment. During the piist three years be had been permitted to appear occasionally in puniic In this State, in Nevada and I'tah, always to large audiences, and winning decided encomiums. His fame was ex-territorial, having reached to the At lantic States. On the twentieth of April, in 187K, In Piatt's hall. In this city, he was the recipient of a benefit, when a number of ladies and gentlemen. eminent In the theatrical and musical professions. appeared. Last fall he appeared, for the last time In public, at a benefit tendered by the Hayes and Wheeler lmlncioies toR distinguished laiiy elocu tionist. The death of this lad has pained the large circle or nis menus ana admirers. THE SOUTH AM) THE ADMIN ISTRA TIOX. Vo Money to Support the Army A Union with Oar Hlanderen would be Dishonor. A clever satirical article which we reprint from the Memphis Appeal puts in a strong lio-nt the utter tollv ot any attempt at an alli ance between President Hayes and the south ern Democrats, and although it handles the names of well-known southern leaders with, what we must think, somewhat scant respect. it is as wise in substance as it is sharp in form. The south ought not to dream of get ting its rights from the administration as a matter ot bargain ana sale, nor ougnt tne measrer instalment of justice which it has al ready received to be accepted by it either as a DuuuiilyAr a purcfiase5,,J.hel'residentis nghts. in the present state ot public opinion he dares not give it less, lie holds his office with a popular maioritv against him of a quarter of a million, and this majonty swells to a million it we count only the white citizens of the country. He was made Presieent by an extra-constitutional tribunal on a margin of a single electoral vote, and it is certain that at least twelve of the electoral votes cast for him were fraudulently obtained. The house of representatives has refused to grant him money to support an army without a guaran tee that he shall cease to use the army in con trolling the internal affairs of the southern States. The senate supports him, but tht Republican maioritv is small, and the control of that body is slowly but surely slipping into the hands of the Democrats. In the matter of moral and numerical support Mr. Hayes is the weakest President who was ever placed at the head of our national affairs. He is a victim of circumstances, as Andrew Jackson was a martyr to con viction. It is his avowed purpose in his extremity to gather a support for his ad m.nistration, if he possibly can, out of the ranks of the southern Democrats by peddling out beforehand the concessions which he fore sees will be wrung from him by congress; and those who are tempted to an alliance with him should consider carefully whether they are not exchanging something tor nothing, and making Benedict Arnold's melancholy mistake of deserting the winning side for the failing one. Mr. Hayes can only become the head of a strong party by retaining the sup port of all classes of Republicans, and unit ing to them a large number of Democrats throughout the south; but the very steps which he has taken to gain allies at the south must cost him the support of thousands of his own party in all sections of the Union. Republican leaders in the south will not stay in a party in which Democrats are preferred to office before them. The northern Radical Republicans will not give in their adhesion to a policy which surrenders all their dis tinctive theories in recrard to reconstruction. and confesses the justice and wisdom ot Uem ocratic ideas. The threatening' voice of Wen ..." ... .. . dell Phillips is full of meaning on this theme. The conglomerate administration party. if one could be organized, would be in no sense homogeneous. It would be gathered about a fraudulent President by the cohesive power ot public plunder, without common principles or even common prejudices to bind it to gemer. ouca an incongruous mass wouiu be simply contemptible in any contest with the firm Democracy. The old abolitionist would find himself side by side with the old slaveholder, the loyalist with the rebel, the protectionist with the freetrader, and all would be acting in the same band without any change of heart to make them true com rades. e may see what such a party would be in the present cabinet, where the Conted' erate Key sits at the same table with Thomp son, the Republican war-horse of Indiana; and Schurz, the Liberal, is cheek by jowl with Sherman, the hide-bound partisan. South ern politicians as a point ot honor cannot consent iaj a iuuuu wiui muse wuu nave u , Alined them and wronged them, and 0. antt, nf ;t,,w ,,,,, ;fi, tv, Memphis Appeal, understand that such union would be unadvisable now that the Democracy is marching on conquering and to conquer. Let them trust to their natural instincts in this issue. Every sound and manly impulse must counsel loyalty to the organization which has for vears made justice to them its main objective point, and which has fought their battle and ours, through a long series of defeats, with dogged determination up to the very threshold of victory. Everything which has been gamea tor the south, trom the first concessions of civil rights down to th withdrawal of the troops trom the State- house at Columbia, has been won bv the stead' fast and aggressive Democratic opposition: and the final triumph is at hand of the party which.when "reconstruction" began to under mine our nationality, set itself to work to save our country, to keep the American peo ple one and indivisible, and to preserve tho States a guardians of liberty protected by law. The Democratic party has devoted it self not alone to working for the destiny of tour minion oi negroes pitcntorked trom slavery into political power, but to working for the destiny of also of eight million of white people bayoneted from freedom into political slavery and social min. Cleveland. 0.. April 8: Almnt fiv oVlnuk this morning a fire broke out In the City hotel at Norwalk. Ohio, which, toeether with it Anrent- was totally destroyed, many of the guests barely e cnplng with their lives. The Ore also destroyed vvhealon A Brother's meat-market; John Lee's UiliHir store; J. M. Harkness s livery and sale stable, and two saloons. The contents of all the buildings, reel the hotel, were saved. Total loss, twenl thousand dollars; Insurance very smalL EW PUBLICATION'S. We are in receipt, with compliments of General Albert J. Meyer, chief of the signal corps of the United States army, of a copy of the Annual liejtorl of the Chief Signal Ojfi cer to the Secretary of War, for the Year lrfS. No more valuable contribution than this has yet been made by the government in aid of the study of meteorology. It embraces in a compact and intelligible form all the obser vations nt all the weather and river stations in the United States, toirether with a vast body of collateral matter in proof of the value of these observations, with maps, charts and a list of stations, tho whole forming a volume that in the very best sense is a credit to our country. That our readers may re alise how far this is so, wo copy as follows, the concluding paragraphs of General Myer's report : In closing this rapid review. It Is proper to refer to the duties lu the last year expected of the ser vice. They have been to give protection to commerce by warnings on all of the Atlantic and gulf coasts of the l ulted States, and on those of the lakes; to watch the river changes along their courses In the great river valley; to note at seasons the tempera tures affecting canal commerce; to carry telegraphic lines, by which meteorological retorts may lie had, over reglous considered linpradlcable for such con structions; to maintain a system of connected sta tions on the sea coast; to take charge of the recog nized system of voluntary meteorological observa tions on this continent. In addition to the regular system of the service; to secure the co-oiieratlon of foreign observers In foreign countries; to endeavor to aid directly nil the farming imputation lu the harvesting of their crops; and, finally, to put It In the power of every citizen to know each day, with reasonable accuracy, the approaching weather changes. The chief signal officer earnestly recommends legislation for a more complete organization of the signal service. With duties now as extensive as 1m lMirtant, and reaching directly more Interests of the people of the foiled States than those of any other bureau of the war department. It exists with out laws providing for the permanent employment and grades of Its officers, or the promotion of Us enlisted men. This condition is touiid to seriously embarrass the work of the office. The subject of such organization received last year careful atten tion, and was ravoritly recommended by the Presi dent to the consideration of congress. The exiieri ence of the year has demonstrated the need of It. If the service is to advance to greater successes. It cannot be too safely guarded against possible liam perlngs. A bill providing for a permanent organi zation was passed by the senate at Us last session. (Paper 29.) The results for the year give cause for encourage ment The question of the useful pre-aiinounce-ment of approaching meteoric changes may be con sidered as settled by now six years of successful service. With each year of labor the paths for Im provement have opened more plainly. TIm co oierationof scientists has continued, both at home and abroad. The uses ot the work accomplished, the results to be hoped from that In the future, have been well appreciated. The iiopular supfiort and the supiHirt of the press have not failed. Whatever there has been of embarrassment can be but tem porary. The opportunities for rendering a public good remain to the service. The effort wiil be to use them. With more leisure we hope in a few days to make a more extended notice of this inval uable contribution to science, meantime we urge upon our members of congress the grant ing of the appropriations asked for by Gen eral Myers with a view to increased efficiency in a branch of the public service of as much value to commerce rs the lighthouse board, light-ships and lighthouses. " Meekixs's Twixses " is the title of the latest brochure from the pen of "Mozis Ad dums " (Mr. G. W. Bagby, at present libra rian of the State of Virginia). To those who remember this quizzical and comical wnter as the author of Bacon and Greens, we need not say anything as to his merits. His humor is so natural, so racy of the soil, so forceful a reflection of the habits and speech of a class peculiar to the south, that it needs but one paragraph from him to force conviction of the fact and draw the reader on to the conclusion of any one of his sketches at one sitting. The present is no exception. The following extract from Meekins's Twinses will prove this : Babls In glnrul Is bald-headed, bo-Ieged disturbers uv the iieece. They cuius Into this worF frownln liorrid. fists dubled up, red as peper, hot as Jlnjer, and hongry as hogs. You got to 'ten to u in got to drap all biznls and 'ten to um then and tbar, or elts you'll hear from um erly and oftlng. The nuss lunches um Into life with a dram uv some kind, and then wunders they luvs whisky w lien they has growed up. But twinses Is mlsteyus vlzltatlns of provldeus; a urthiiuake lu 2 colyums, the rite and let' wings uv a hurrykane that thar alnl no accountln fur. They cuius like claps uv live thunder out'n a clere sky In the niklll uv the day or nlte (they alnt a keerlu which) and konstlrnates the naberhood. Nobody alnt never prepared fur um, and thar ls a rusiiln 2 and fro uv docters. misses and wtinmlii that shakes t lie chi mblys and Jars the whole vlsinity. Afeeiful tiem! They fetches no bagige. not a rag, not a blame thing, not even a swaller-tale kote and a standln coller, but they cums to stay. Thar is much borryln uv klothes it takes nuf dry goods to set up a firm uv twinses as to stok a good size Brod st. slo and you've got to optn a milk deio and free botlln nous on the spot, looklu' fur yo' pay In a nuther and a better worl'. Becoz twinses has but vage ldees uv st-II II ii bilis. Meny wlmmia an Ives at yo' manshun. and thar is much mlratiu. The po men fur sevrul bloks aroun ge there on the cornders uv the streets and wunders to ecbe other if twinses Is ketchin like mc.'-ils and chicken pok. Thar minds ls onesy. KtetlillifeSft ajjntjinlrle,s.gltsiiniintnili)t fi(Ai' Kwlnlne nor brimstone nor keroslv sublimit, nor nuiiiiu Kiiimu io man can i Keepum oit. Twinses Is misieyns inings. anu tnar is no akountln fur um oue way nor me oilier. For the rest, which is richer and better, we refer the reader to the work itself, which will be found at the book stores, if not can be or dered through any one of them. Ask for Mtekms s 1 tiinses. Mrs. Mayfield's Happy Home for Anril is a well printed and carefully written and eiuieu Humoer oi a magazine that, we are giau to oe assured, has a place in the homes and affections of a large class of readers at the south, this is as it should be. Bv fis tering and encouraging the Ifapp; Home our people mny rejic.y expect that in time it will, in appearance as well as contents, rival the monthlies of New York, Philadelphia and Boston, wnicn are among tne hter.irv n ones of our country. From a "salutatory" by Rev. O. C. I'ope, which we find in the editorial de partment, we copy the following assurance as to the future: "We make only this promise as to our luture course, that we shall devote the best energies of our head and heart to making the magazine as nearly perfect as possible, in tne past it has been a high- toneii literary magazine tor tne ladies of the south, and we shall contribute whatever strength we may have to continue it in its course upward and onward. Address the publishers, corner Church and Cherry streets, iasnviiie, xennessee. Among the more recent and attractive novels ot the day is one entitled All for Her: or, St. Jude 8 Assistant, the authorship of wnicn is aunouteu to a celebrated lawyer, a well-known doctor of divinity and a popular : tu. i it i. . juiuurtiiBi. iiie nero is a jealous lover, wnose sweetheart has been stolen from him by the winsome, persuasive assistant ot the chapel ot bt. Jude. He plans the murder of his rival in the most cold-blooded manner, and very cleverly puts hun out ot the way with out mcurnng at the time the slightest sus picion that he is the guilty person. This book, which is a laithful portraiture of the silliness of love and the folly of religious zeal in individual character, is of the most absorbing interest. Jt is for sale by Dod & tx., iNO. Alain street. The Literary World, for April, is the nrst number under the new management, Elegantly printed, well made up, and ably wntten, it, cannot iaii to commend itself to everyone who desires to keen pace with the current literary events and efforts, and who cannot afford the time or money demanded by the no more laborious but far more pre tentious magazine or quarterly, the con tents of the number before us are an admi rable and most promising indication of the value ot this publication, orders for which may be sent to t. JI. flames fc Co., Boston The Musical Trade Review, issued the third and eighteenth ot every month, con tinues to maintain the position it took as a cntacal journal at the first. Ably and care fully written, and filled with the news and gofesip of music and musical people from every part ot the world, it has proven as ac ceptable to the amateur as to the profession al, and to the trade must be bv this time in valuable. It is a most welcome visitor to the Appeal office, and we regard it one of the most valuable ot our exchanges the most valuable of its class. rr- T1 1 1 . ,, .... lilt I) EST HEADING 13 the title Ot a voluminous but systematic catalogue of over three nundred pages, edited bv t redenck Beecher Perkins, and for sale by A. F. Dod fe Co., at 279J Main street. This catalogue is botn interesting and valuable, as it con tains hints on the selection of books, the for mation of public and pnvate libraries, and indicates instructive courses of reading. It is an especially timely production to us of Mem pms, in view or tne agitation in regard to a public library. The March number of the Southern His torical Society Magazine has made its appear ance. Among the articles that command especial attention and will arouse no little in terest, is a letter from the lamented Albert Sidney Johnson, anil also an article bv i.enerai i'ick layior upon the "L.ast Con federate Surrender." He Still Holds tiie Fort: a sons- ami chorus written by and dedicated to the mem ory of I. 1". Bliss, the evangelist, by Mrs. D. M.Jordan, and set to music bv Charles Rakpr. has just been issued byF.W. Helmwick, pub lishers, at No. 50 West Fourth street, Cincin nati. This song can be had at Dod fc Co.'s, No. Ti'Jli Main street. Milbuhn- ii Hammell, manufacturers at t. Louis, have issued a very handsomely illuv. trated catalogue of their spring wagons, car riages and buggies. WILL. H.BreaRLEY. of Detroit. Mirhiiran has issued a paru unlet entitled. Recollt-rtinnn of the East Tennessee Campaign. Jt is an interesting contribution from -the Federal side, to the history of the war, and may lie had of the author, whose address is No. 93 Griawold street, Detroit, Michigan. Robert Clarke ic Co., publishers, Cin cinnati, Ohio, are now issuing a book entitled The lAfe, Public Serrices and Select Speeches of Rutherford R. Hayes, edited and arranged by J. I. Howard. The book contains a steel portrait of Mr. Hayes, and it is claimed tliat the work is of peculiar interest. The Chicago Specimen for the first quarter of 177 has lieen received. It is an unusually handsome specimen of printing and a credit to its intelligent, energetic and progressive proprietors and managers, Mor der, Luse tc Co. The Chronicle, a weekly insurance jour nal, makes its regular appearance and merits careful reading. This valuable journal, edited by J. J. O'Donoghue and K. A. Hew itt, is published at No. 145 Broadway, New York. The April number of the American Gas light Journal, devoted to the interests of illumination, ventilation, water-supply and distribution, has made its appearance. The Southern Husbandman, for Apri, is replete with valuable information. This mag-.izine is printed at the American office, Nashville, Tennessee. We have received the last issue of the Mining Record, a weekly paper, published by A. R. Chisolm, at No. 69 Broadway, New York. TIIE AXXUaL COXCJLAVE. Programme of Exercises and Enter tainment tor the Meeting of the Cirand Commandery of Tennessee. Below we present the programme for the entertainment of the annual conclave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Ten nessee in this city, beginning Thursday, May 3d. The Knights Templar of Tennessee will be entertained by Cyrene and St. Elmo com manderies, of this city, in a becoming man ner, for which the most ample arrangements are being made and will soon lie perfected. The visiting Knights will be received at the depots by selected committees and escorted to the Peabody hotel, which will be the head quarters. In this connection we are pleased to state that all the hotels of Memphis have given reduced rates for the occasion. The terpsichorean and euterpean entertainment in honor of the visiting Knights, at the Pealiody hotel, will be one of the most brilliant occasions ever witnessed in the south. Among the features of inter est may be mentioned the composition of the Grand Templar's March, by Prof. Arnold, who also dedicates the pro duction to St. Elmo and Cyrene com manderies, ef this city. A novel fea ture of this entertainment will be that the Knights are to appear in full regalia, this being the first time it was ever done in Mem- Ehis. Among the distinguished visitors will e Mr. William R. Butler, of Murfreesboro, who is the Right Eminent Grand Command er. It is probable that the visiting Knights will be given a steamboat excursion in addi tion to the social entertainment mentioned above. The following circular explains itself: Headocarters Cotmittee op Arrangements, i Memphis, -March 21, 1877. ( The Right Eminent Grand Commander hav ing approved the same, the committee have decided upon the following programme for the annual conclave of the Grand Command ery, with Cyrene and St. Elmocommanderies, Knights Templar, of Memphis, the session of which commences Thursday, May 3, 1877: PROGRAMME. On Thursday, May 8, 1877, at half-past nine in the morning, the various commande ries will assemble at headquarters for the purpose of escorting the Grand Commandery to the Court Street Cumberland Presbyterian church. At ten o'clock in the morning Templar service, Rey. Sir George White, C. P , officiating. At eleven o'clock in the morn ing the lines will reform and proceed to the hall, where the Grand Commandery will be opened in ample form. At half-past eight o'clock in the evening the entertainment complimentary to the Grand Commandery, at the Peabody hotel, will be held. On Friday, May 4th, at half-past nine o'clock in the morning, the Grand Commandery assembles. At halt-past three o'clock will take place the competitive drill and dress parade, at which time there will be awarded a premium to the best drilled Commandery Memphis Com manderies not competing. The headquarters of the Grand Commandery, Cyrene No. 4, 1 CIA "111 -.- r , Tuuplui will be located at the Peabody hotel during the annual conclave. The above is signed by the following committee of arrangements: Ed. Worsham. R. C. Williamson, F. M. Nel son, B. F. Haller, R. Galloway. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITY. Cottinge, April 9: The expedition against Moridltl has left Scutari. Genoa, April 9: Signor Petrella, composer of a well-known opera, ls dead. Paris. April 9: Grea-orv Ganpsrn. a nrai. paier publisher and politician, ls dead. Madrid. April 9: General CushiW the- American minister, has had a farewell aiullenr i h the king. Washinn-rnn Anril Q. Tho ;,iil of i"V,r,o.. . - --v .!-.. v "v, jnn u i vuii si . (leorgla, bunied last nhrht and the nnlvnrianim v two negroes, perished. San Francisco. At)ril 8: A Tucson ilisnatli says Indian-Agent Cliim has demanded an Investiga tion of what he declares to be false charges by tien j ral Kantz. Calcutta, April 9: The number of nntivi-3 on tne renet works has been Ii sand the past week, chiefly in Kemoul, Biliary nad London, April 9: The Berlin corresinonrlpiir in iuo linu-K announces mar in cnniiiUttrira tc jh the request of the czar, Turkey has conseuted to oe me umi w uisann. Harttord April 9: The factonr of iha American Kntte company, Northfleld, was bumiMl Saturday. Loss not given. One hundred hands are lunmn out vi employment. Lebanon. Pa.. April 9: Mrs. Sidnev Mill.-r. wife of Joseph L. Miller, who was murdered near here last week, has been committed bv tne enmper to answer the charge of the murder. New York, April 9: The ship news collect ors pronounce the report of the sinking of the schooner Maud Thompson, in Flushing bay, and the ium ul iuur tier crew, unrounueu. Cleveland. April 9: Yesterdav mominrr n n aged woman named Krederlca Ludwlg, suicided by deliberately wading into Lake Erie and holding her head under the water until life was extinct Bordeaux. April 9: The second hallo!, fnr a member of the chamber of deputies took ulace fo- day. Mle, Irreconcilable radical, obtained 7271, and Caduc, oppositionist republican, til 28 votes. New York. Atril 9: Cornelius Sranla found dead on Mulberry street this morning, having been giigged. bound hand and foot and thrown out ui tt luiru-siury W1IIUUW. A number of Italians Lave ueen arrested. Birmingham. April 8: Thorn v. Crnfr. A Co.'s Wolverhamntoii Iron wnrka closed, because the eight hour system has result I in .i cuiiiiiiuuua loss, aooui twelve hundred workmen will be thrown out of employment. Davton. April 9: Theodore Rarlow. me oiuest ana most prominent citizens of Dayton, and a member of the hrm of Kngle, Barlow 4 Co.. died yesterdav moriilni? from the er7M nf ininriu. iwx.rcu uj uaiug siruun wuu a tailing sign. Naoles. April 9: Thirtv armed internation alists made their auuearance at Ceretto. In the Terra dl Lavoro, yesterday. They tired upon the carbineers anu wounaeu one. several ot the band were arrest ed, and the arms of the others have been seized. Scranton, April 8: Joseph P. Conner, a prominent citizen of Columbia county, and Vice President of the Pennsylvania agricultural a.wlir was drowned, together with his wife, at the Upper xjiiiio niuw. nunc urivniif iiuiue I ruin cnurcn ta. day. Their horse took fright, and rushing down a steep bank leaped Into the canal. St. Louis. April 9: Hobbs Kemr. one of the robbers of the Missouri Pacific train at Otter vllle, Missouri, In July. l87o. was sentenced to four years In the penitentiary yesterday at Boonevllle, wuere ue nas oeen in jail since nis capture. This sentence ls for obstructing the railroad track on the night of the robbery. Another Indictment for com plicity lu the rubbery stands against him. London, April 9: The French and Russian representatives have particularly urged on the Hon to accept the protocol and send an envoy to St. Pe- tersourg, pointing out mat it is not a question of preliminary disarmament, but of comlmr to an un derstanding with Russia. The Pu-Jfa Ona tte says that unless Turkey yields to all. or nearly all. Rnsl.i ever demanded, there will be war before many days are past. Philadelphia, April 9: The Locomotive en gineers held a meeting to-day. at which three hun dred and fifty members of the brotherhood were present Delegates aimeared from over Mftv divis ions In other cities and In Canada, who promised to support the engineers on the Reading road Incase of a strike, or If discharged on account of their connec tion with the brotherhood. Fifteen firemen who re fused to take charge of engines have been dis charged. Toledo, April 8: Major Whittle, of Chi cago, has began gosil meetings here with success. His week-day services held In the First Presbrterlan church, M. M. MaoCracken. asUir have grown from seven hundred to twelve hundred In four nights, the largest evet known here. Sixteen hundred men at tended the Sabbath afternoon service at the oiiera house. and two thousand people a' tne evening meet ing. Mr. Madiranahan accompanies Major Whittle -is singer lu place of Mr. Bliss. They are to work here a mouth. New York, April 9: Early yesterdav after noon burglars entered the unoccupied basement un der the Sixth national bank. i:u2 Broadway, and. cutting a note inniugn me noor oi tne bank, were soon at work uiion the small safe, and speedily mied off the door with wedges and Jimmies. There were live thousand dollars In the safe when the bank closed Saturday night, and half of this amount was taken. The bank oflicers say that five or more men were In the Job, or else they made two trips with their booty, as twenty-five hundred dollars in silver would make a load for five men, even though they were not endeavoring to secret It- New York, April 9: Dr. Muhienberp. author of H'uutd iA Lint Altcoy, died In his ruuiu at SL Luke's hospital at a quarter past ten o'clock last evening. He had been unconscious since Fri day. At his own reiU-sl he will be burled at St. Johnsland. Dr. Muhlenberg was founder of the Institution In which he died, while St. Johnsland was an object of his life-long benevolent effort. He was a great grandson of Henry Mekhlr Muhlenlierg. founder of the tierman Lutheran church In America, and grandson of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, speaker of the first house of representatives. lr. M uhleuberg was hi his eighty-fifth year at the time of his death. A Card for Rational KeaderM. Irrational people always reject good advice, and In nothing ls their folly more frequently conspicuous than In Ignoring precautions necessary for the re tention of health. Forecast, on the other hand, ls a notable characteristic of the rational, and It Is the exercise of this quality which we would suggest to them. 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To all who are suffering from the errors and Indis cretions of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, loss of manhood, etc., I will sond a recipe that will cure you, FREE OF CHARGE. This great remedy was discovered by a missionary In South A inert ao. Send a self-addressed envelope to the Bev. Joskpb T. Inwaw. Station R 7MW Hmiw. Knit York Pity. V. B. WADDELL, Attorney-at-Law, (ieneral Land Agent, AND Proprleter of the Abstract or Land Titles In Tunica county, Mississippi. Look to your land titles. I have now complete, a perfect Abstract or Titles of all lands In Tunica county. Miss., as It was before portions of the same were taken for Tate and Cjuitman counties. This Abstract shows that there are very few perfect titles In Tunica county. Many of them are utterly defective, and there are scarcely any that are not clouded by tax-titles. In smne Instances I find that valuable plantations, about the titles of which the holders have enter tained no doubt, are held by titles that would avail nothing before a court, either In prosecuting or de fending a suit In ejectment. The defects In these titles may generally be cured If they are ascertained at once and the proper remedy applied. I will fur nish abstracts on short notice, charging one dollar for each conveyance noted on the abstract. Payable on aellvery. V. B. WADDELL. Austin, Miss. ASSIGNEE'S SALE OF Watches and Jewelry. THE attention of the public ls Invited to the per emptory sale of -Watehes, Clo'k, Jewelry, Chains, Rings, and Mold and Milver Goods, of the finest char.icter, comprising the entire stock of F. J. Bowmann, at o. 188 Main st. This entire stock of fine goods will be rapidly sold off, for the purpose of executing the trust, at less than Importers' cost price. Call at once and examine. ' JNO. J. DUFFY. Assignee, mb4 Mo. 1 88 Main street. Notice to Stockholders. Office Bank of Commerce, I EKCE, 1 rs of this Memphis, Tenn., March 1(1, 1K77. fTtRF annual meeting of the Stockholders i Bank will be held at their banklnghouse on the second Tuesday, being the 10th day ot April, i 1 1, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., at which time an election will be held for Five Directors to serve the ensuing year. kv nnier or tne Hoard. JOHN T. FABGASON, President B. A. parkkb, tashier. H. CASSIDY & CO. Ko. 95 Camp St.. New Orlean. ESTABLISHED 1836. Sail-makers, Awning Mannfaet'rs AND Cotton Duck Agents! Where can be found the best assortment of Cotton Duck In the South. Also, Plain and Fancy Awnlna Stripes, Awnings, Window and Door utiades, uai- lery Curtains, etc. T raia ni:, m m nm. mm.m a nr. Dray and Wagon Covers. We have always on hand a large assortment of French and English Bunting for Flags. Having made the manufacturing of r lags a siieclalty Tor mSiJilUm. ITO Anjg51.aV1-io't?eT,eprice fKSn any nouse in tins country, we also give special at tention to the getting-up of every description of Plain, Fancy and Embroidered Milk Flag: and Banners. We would call special attention to our BAG FACTORY. We have on hand a large stock of Coffee. Oraln, Riee. Wool and ot her Macks, which we make to oraer, in any quantity, ana we aery competition until any quarter. t& We have Cotton Duck, suitable for Cotton Covers and Tarpaulins, of the following widths: 22 mcues. n-. ou. nz. oi. I d. 4 ana 1 1 u inches. FIELD CROQUET! FIEIJ CROQUET. Beat stock In the market Lowest Prices and J. H. JOHNSTON, 283 Main Street, Memphis. (.01TIIER HOOP- skirt and Cornet Manufactory, 383 Main street. Established 1HH7. Finest French Dress Corsets; Memphis-made Ladles' and Chilaren'sCorsets; invalids'. Abdomen and Nursing Cor sets; Double Corsets for stout ladles; Uncrashable Skirts, latest styles; Pads and best Corset Clasps. Sent C. O. D. and guaran- LOUIS LANGE. Horses and Mules. TUST RECEIVED, a fine lot of plantation and city ! Mules; also, a good assortment of Saddle and namess nurses, tail Deiore purchasing elsewhere. 0. A. FUKHKST A CO. COLLEGE GROVE Nursery & Greenhouse 5000 FLOWERING PLANTS. OELLINU OUT Roses. r;pmnlnma TToiint O Verbenas, and a general collection of fine green- uvusc Lu.inc ti ii vi ucfiuniK mania. Also, Rustic and Wire Baskets, Rustic Stands, filled with beautiful flowers, suitable for decoration for the Easter Holidays, and all of which I will sell &t COtjTa I am also prepared to sod graves, ornament and take care of cemetery lots, besides laylng-off, sodd ing and planting private grounds tSf Hernando street cars runs to the Greenhouses. H. MOORE. THIRD SERIES. BLUFF CITY Building and Loan Association meets ou the third Monday of each month for the sale of money on hand. NEW SERIES now issued to parties who contemplate to borrow on real estate at H per cent. Interest. NO back dues to pay. Six iier cent, interest allowed on advanced payments. Your money can be withdrawn on thirty rt:iv nin hecreLiry s ofllce No. 41 Madison street, where air Information will cheerfully be given from monilui: to night. G. H. JUDAH, President. B. Stchm, Secretary. a(,7 WANTED! ETIN FOR TH K Kent HKI,. 1.1: 4.1 fat w . PIECE J t:VKI.lt V inwuit atioki OIT (ienut' elegant Watch-Chnln, Geld-Plated-Sleeve Buttons, Collar-Buttons, Set of Spiral Studs. Plain Klng, and Imitation Coral Scarf-Pin. Complete-sample lots, 25 cenU; 12 loU, J2. Special erro -genta. BRIDE fc CO.. 7rjg n-iway. nTy. JI HT PIBLINHEU. loHtitnten of Common and Mtatute Law BY JOR.N B. MINOR, LL D Professor of Common and Statute Law In the Unl- , versity of Virginia. Vol. I. Rights which Relate to the Person. Vol. II. Rights which relate to Real Proiierty. Second edition, with Chronology of the Law, Tables of Contents and of Cases, ami Complete Indexes Price SI 5, with discount to the trade. For sale by Wkkt. Johnston A Co. , and Ranimii.fh 4 English, Richmond. Va., and by booksellers gen erally. Address (P. O , University of Va.) M.McKkn mlk A Sum, Booksellers and Pub Ushers. inXni TUTT'S PILLS A dbtticfuUhed phyticiaa ef New York ttyi: It Is lAtonUtuog bow ttnlrenally Dr. Tcrt'i P.!I i re nscd. la my daily round, I keu of tbtm ant o;.ly imoag th poor, bat their vinne sr keimlded from tho muiliiu of th wealthy nd teScrd. Knowing lb Inventor from hi long connectim with t!i medical profession, I have giant conttdrcca tn their mcriMi, and of lata have ollen preaciibe4 tnem with the happiest re stilt in case where 1 doimd to make a decided impulsion on tea live." TUTT'S PILLS Dr .Tutt h beta engaged in the practice of metl cine thirty yearn, ini for u Um? Umo nra dcmouatrHlor of anmlomT ia th Medical Coilrjr f Georgia, hcru.0 ;ersoo using hi4 ctrna aioK biadacus. TUTT'S PILLS f CTD&a DT3FEP8IA. TUTT'S PILLS hnv thft iniarsntco thtvt hey are rtrepr4 , CUTH OOItaTIVATION. TUTFSPILLS CTBJl FLLXS. m fide nunc pnn : inles. n nd are f re from all quackery no nas succeed ed in combining ia them the hcTet; lore antriuonisijc TUTT'S PILLS qualities oi a 3 T REN O Till: N- ctbji nras ajtd ague. NO, PUROA- TTVEar.drUfiM- TUTT'S PILLS CUBJI BILIOUS COLIC PX7.NO TONXa While they re nin v e all n ii healthy ncnitnuia uons, thvy pro ti'tcc no wcnkoeati TUTT'S PILLS CVKM KXDJrE? OOSEPULLNT. l ncv nur be taken nt any tlma without restraint of diet or occupa tion. At a aaie TUTT'S PILLS crraa tobjiu uveb. n-iiilT medicine ajy have no rival riUCK a? CTS. TUTT'S PILLS iKPA-RT AP PETIT M. office: 35 Murray Strrrt NEW YOiUk. KINGSFORD'S OSWEGO STARCH Is the tet and most eronomicnl In the world. Is perfectly pure f rr e from acids ami other for eign substances th..t Injure linen. Is stroncrr than any other, requiring much less quantity In using. Is uniform stiffens and finishes work always the same. Kingsford's Oswego Corn Starch Is the most delicious of all preparations for PUDDINGS, BLAXC-MAXKE, CAKE, Etc DELIVERED to all parts of the city on short no tice. Leave orders at P. (1. Hlgley Co.'s. No. p West Court street, or at 147 Deiiolo street. Wood sawed and spilt to order. ruh22 P. CIMMV. The Rheumatic CURED IX XO TIME. INSTAN. NKOUS RELIEF. Price Two 4o iars per Bottle. TTTHOLESALE Druggist will receive samples V V Free of charge, In order to try same on poor people. No agents. Address direct HEBJIAKN COII EX. CI.en.int, 86 and 38 Cedar Sfrwt, Xew York. Til 12 XKW Sewing Machine. WHAT IT IS. It In the most powerful nnd dnraltle. the lighteHt-runnlfikT. Bud niOMt nil-nt JHarhine of its kind made. Power. The application of force directly over the needle Insures ample power, and enables It to go through the heaviest work with ease. durability. All the working parts are thor oughly hardened, and eo adjusted that lost motion can be readily taken up. Kase of Art Ion. The simplicity of Its ma chinery, the few bearings and points of friction, and the absence of all cams nnd gear-wheels, give It a light, easy action that requires but little motive power tnietness. There are no cogs to rattle, no cams or points of friction to rub and grind. Every piece of Its simple machinery moves In the most perfect unison, and with such ease that makes less noise than any other machine. WHAT IT W'11,1, I0. It will sew the heaviest work. It makes a strong and durable seam with the lock stitch. It will cross seams of any thickness with thegreat- It will do all kinds of work without a change or tension, and without skipping stitches or breaking thread. It will do more work with less labor than any other machine. . w. I'lSURR, oenT Agent. tt3 Madiaou street. THE CELEBRATED JLATKNT and DEST 1L.AITEIC, Price KM. For sale at Domestic Kewlnir M.-u-hlna Office, rt.'f. MADISON ST. Dissolution of Partnership. THE firm of E. BERRY CO. ls this day dls! solved bv mutual consent. A. ii watts re tiring. E. BERRY will continue the business In the same firm name, ls alone authorized to collect all outstanding debts, and also assumes all liabilities of said hrm. A. O WATTS. E. BERRY, No. 252 Front street. Memphis, April 3, 1877. an4 DRS. MORSE & BUDDEKE, Office Xo. 281 Second Street, (Opposite Appeal Office). 'I have tills day associated with me fn tha practice of medicine IVO W. BUDDEKE, M.D.. of Nashville, Tenn. L. D. MORSE, M.D. Memphis. March :il, 1877. THE copartnership of Pritchard, Bickdam A Co. this day expires by limitation. A. M. BICKHAM, JNO. V. MOOHE. , Surviving Partners. New Orleans, March 31, 1877. COPAItTJf Kit II 1 1. THE undersigned will continue the business ortho late firm of Pritchard. Rlckhum fv. ,..i..- the firm name of Blckham A Moore. A. M. UR'KUAU. JNO. V, MOORE. Mhs. E. D. PRITCHARD (In commendam). MC1IAI.NCIIA, I AKI X Is & CO. Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers of OIOAHS! ARE now prepared to furnish the public with their celebrated -HKHPHIS4 KOl.VTAl.V ( HiAK. made of the finest duality of Havana tohaccn. Thu cigars are manufactured by means of the new ,.,.,, i of Mr. Schalscha, and excel all other cigars both for novelty and exceilence. Every cigar warranted. The patronage of the public desired. SCHALSCHA. RAHtN-na n Office 30fl Main street, where Mr. Edward Barinds will show samples and receive orders. JOHN LILLY, IMPORTER AND DEALER LN WINES, LIQUORS AND CIUAILS. 11 rnlon street. IHemphlaj. TiHtwuits Scottish Commercial INSURANCE CO. Capital, $6,250,000 STURM & HIRSCH AGENTS, 41 MADISON ST.. BASEMENT. STAfHEI CHECKS ON ALL THE HANKS. AT s. C. TOOFS 15 Court Street. M. I. Ii. STEWART, SOLICITOR AND ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Office Xo. 34 Poplar Street, Memphis. WuiJ.rac,i?1 1 the Co"" "r taw and Chan alniii .?5PJ!L Tenneasee and North Mlsslsla ilLr "til attention to collections, eon--