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MEMPHIS APPEAL BY UALL1WAV & KKATIXtt. Teres. f ie'rlitie. Werkl v DAILY I One m on ikJTtn.M mail.. OfMcoi f. J ,"",,,2,7uU, a MMt sof. " we. In UM "H- la fc'T kino eerr, Ouro('f donlnj . - -. .. 1 oo 10 a oo l i . oo & its bum mt Adrertlalm. Ir4 toiwrtJon, r a1-"" ? fur"!'"! IomtOoo. par .tum tlrtiU'w o(ict txKioamll nuuua o guar, aud km-It Uws soak. -U Inch. jU finds, are twenty eenta per tin Brat Inser twm, fifteen emu per line per r Wuita, ete.,aiv tm nnti per Un flnit Insertion, ul Mre oanf P llr cb mihawuimi Insertion. Emih and Marrtai ooticra, Vunenl notions wad 'juliaartes, are chanced at regular rates. We r)U out ami "J advertisement to follow IM inc matter.! Jrm4 or Fourth PWS HwrimaH riUaonwr. redouble rate. r. CtrlmtonIa CrrPO"et We rtaU letters and eommunioailotu neon eDbjeeU nl ceueral Irwre, but soon roust always be ao- totnpanled a refoolble nam. W. lfl nut return iwjaeud eominunleaUoos. prelm toAm em free ot re Oo wall-books areket br po fc 'Beea, and not by todtvUiual name, In crdertr. paper eharard trom Ke pomornoe to anoUwv, Um Dames ot both poswatoes should tw A'Tletter, eommonlakUons. or anrthlnc els toOtbe . Aiaau shouU be MrweJ . v .WALLA WAT KKATTNO, C iLLAWit. ( aa Second .street, j. k. i.tu. Memphis. Teen. ' HI PIT, t i SEPT. 14,1877 THE APPEAL Uaina every day with the people, and oon linoes to be popular with the press. Not a week passes that we are not in receipt of . many kindly notice by our co temporaries, es t,peciaUy of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, 'tod the adjoining conn ties of our own State. lcM5working editors of the country press, to - wbonX we of the city are under so many obli gations know how to appreciate a newspaper that brinff to them everyday the latent news, and which, concerns itself most intimately with their local affairs. They appreciate the fact that the Appeal i? as much their organ as it is that of the people of Memphis, and that it has always entered heartily and ener getically into every contest where their con dition could be bettered or their interests be furthered. From their position as members of the press, too, they are able to appreciate the labor, trouble and expense attendant upon the production of a paper of the sue and standing of the Appeal, and they take fre quent opportunities to compliment and en courage oa. In the tame way, and in a like 'a spirit of appreciation, many of our subscrib ers, in renewing their subscriptions, embrace the opportunity it affords to testify their sense of our deservings. They regard the Appeal as a great organ of public opinion, . which, althouah it contends for the Demo cratic party and Democratic principles, is not unmindful of the general interest of the whole body of the people. They find re flected in our newt columns every shade of opinion, and read there the views of many who differ with us written with a boldness and freedom which is proof, as ajcorrespond ent puts it, "of the enlarged, liberal and enlightened views which nnderly the man agement of the Appeal." These kindly opinions and good wishes are not lost upon us. They are the itini ulcus to even greater exertions, and are always welcome, as index ing public approval and support. The peo ple and the press alike may feel assured that we shall spare neither exertion nor expense to keep the Appeal where it hits so long been, in the front rank of southern journals. HARD TIM CM AT THE KORTH. The New York BulMin says there are ' - seventy-five thousand unemployed persons in that city. The Philadelphia Xort h A merican estimates the number of unemployed opera tive in that once prosperous city at not less than one hundred and fifty thousand, and the Louisville Courier-Journal says there are more young American men learning ' trades in the penitentiaries than there are . ' outaide. The journals of Bouton, Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and San Fran cisco make Similar complaint of idleness with, notwithstanding that the mercantile outlook is brighter and better than for many years, ' small chance for the employment of more - than half the now unemployed during the coming winter. This is a dreary outlook, one from which there is no escape, save in the emigration of the superabundant. labor .",' era to the south. A correspondent "A. C. B." of the New Orleans Democrat, in a long and careful review of the condition of w,:' ; things at the north, sustains this discouraging . . - statement, and asserts that "the bankruptcy of the north is past all help; that it proceeds - from radical causes, and hence is incurable by superficial remedies: that it it the natural and inevitable, result of spending ten dol lars for every eight earned or produced; that there is no way out of the pres- " . - ent situation except through the gen eral bankrupt law, and that, sooner or - later, the whole northern community n must go into bankruptcy, settle up its J 1 l 4 m. i c r n i - ii - ueuui . um, iwwniy-uve, or uuy ceuu. on uie dollar, as the case may be, wipe out the old accounts, abandon the old tcale of doing business and of living, take a new start, prac tice economy, be virtuous, and thus ultimate ly be happy." The correspondent thus assert ing sustains himself by proof in the failure of twenty-two insurance companies, of more - than two doien savings-banks, the decline in stocks and bonds, the distrust of all forms of securities save those of the government, and a decline in prices of real estttj of over, in some cases, seventy-five per cent. J'er con- rrw, "A. C. B." says: "I have observed that despite the ravages of the war and the sub sequent depredations of the carpetbag and ifger regime, now happily extinct, root and branch, there is yet a good deal of wealth in the south. It is not piled up in heaps, as at the north, but is distributed in small parcels over a large area and among a great many in dividuals. It is the result, not of lucky spec ulation, but of earnest application and close economy during a period of rapine, fraud and oppression that would have maddened or dis heartened any people less elastic, good-natured and hopeful than the southern temple. As such it has a double value, because it may 1 called the wages of great tribulatiop." A contrast like this, while it must excite our sympathy for the honest laborers and work ingmen of the north who are out of employ ment, and for the enterprising manufacturers and capitalists whom rapid reduction in values has beggared, should serve to stimu late w to redoubled exertion, to the pmctice of economy, to the support and increase of all legitimate manufacturing and mechanical enterprises, the fostering and encourag ing of emigration and the settlement on our now waste lands of the ambitious men and women ht the north who desire to improve their condition and cait their fortunes with ns. It should inspire us .with fresh energy and infuse into us a confidence in the futute which now is wanting with many. No part of the Union is so properous as the south, and ncv. section of it enjoys so bright and promising an outlook. THE HTKOLLIXU i( NI1F.KM. The President and his cabinet officers are making themselves the laughing stock of the American people by wandering and idly rambling over the country like so many seedy trnlP. peddling out small talk about recon ciliation. The Knoxville Chronicle, in com aentiag on these "melodramatic" and 4 eva cent disptayn," "They get up a sen sation for a season, but are soon forgotten, or remembered only to be laughed at by think Person.. We believe in establishing tnendly relations between those who were re cently enemies; but let us have something more permanent than the mere coming to gether to hear sentimental speeches from Pliosphorescent .tump orators. The bet way to forget the past is to lorget it, and let every man pursue some legitimate business, just as iT there had never been a war or a north and south, in these United States." The south as aereae as the atmosphere after the storm, the thunder and the lightning have spent themselves ami iiny up pea I to the southern people is ar rant hypocrisy. TUt; cheap gush which Hayes and his cabinet are peddling out is nothing new to the southern jv-ople. They have pleaded for peace until the subject has be coin" stale and threadbare, exhausted. In the la--t canvass for the Presidency, the IV'inocratic speakers and newspapers of the south made just such speeches as the strolling Presidential . caravan are retailing. The south is solid for peace and reconciliation; not a single man proposes any war upon the constitutional amendments; everybody ac cept the situation, and the rhodomontade of the Presidential tramps applies only to such northern fanatics as would again place the ROuth under military rule, and who persist in denouncing our people us "traitors," "reb eU," and "kuklux," still murdering in nocent Republicans. Ai the Knoxville Chronicle says, "the best way to forget the pat is to forget it." The southern people have buried all their sectional hatreds, as they have demonstrated by supporting for twelve years northern men, Federal soldiers and War-Democrats for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency. It was this very feel ing which induced the southern people to support Horace Greeley for the Presidency. The Nashville American very truly Bays: "There is probably more real sentiment of reconciliation when there is less attempt at dramatic display. Perhaps the real feeling is deeper and more silent. It ignores the pant. It does not need to gush and froth and boil over. But there is no great harm, per haps, in these surface bubblings and this gathering of the flotsam and jetsam, which, while they are not the tide, may be an indi cation of the currents beneath, albeit their spume and spray is thin and light, unsub stantial, and generally mere hollow mockery and hypocrisy. These movements always wear too much the appearance of pumping up and manufacturing a sentiment, when the real sentiment needs no such shallow manifestations. We are too much given to these dramatic display, and they are getting to be regarded in the light of mere shows, which people take as they do Mardi Gras, or any other holiday diversion brilliant, en joyed while they last, but transient. We have had enough of these gushing occasions with the sparkle and fireworks sentiment and claptrap and melodrama, from the arm-in arm convention at Philadelphia down to the present day." "tO SOUTH." Fifteen years ago Horace Greeley said to an idle youth who solicited his counsel, "Ge west, young man, go west." Since then this has been the constant advice to all young men seeking employment and desiring new homes. But the tune has at last been changed. The New York Tribune, "founded by Horace Greeley," says "Go south," and gives as a reason that There never was a better time than the present for emigration to the south. In nearly all the southern States a public opinion is springing up that favors the encouragement of norttiern settlement. h.ven in old btates like Virginia and North Carolina, there is still more land than labor to till it, and in almost every county thousands of acres are growing nothing but weeds and brambles, oecause toere is noooay to cultivate tnem. The great advantage ottered by the south is cheat) lands ready for immediate ullage, Ivine in settled communities within comparatively short distances ot the large eastern markets I he climate in the upland retnons. awav from the malarious influences of tide-water river, is as healthful as that of any part of the tnited btates. the summers are no warmer, even as far down as northern Geor gia and Alabama, than in New Jersey and 1 ennsvlvunia. and the winters are so short that the farmer has at least two months more in the year for outdoor work than in this latitude. And it seems the northern people are prof iting by the advice of the Tribune, for a sub sequent number or that paper says: "A curious corollary to our arguments last week in favor of etnicratien to the south is furnished by the fact that several colonies of shrewd, industrious laborers are already formed, all with their faces turned in that di rection, instead ot to the tar west. Une asso ciation of fifty-odd families of Pittsburg workingmen are going t ebruary to land pur chased in West V lrcinia: other smaller com panies are to leave! hiladlphia. in early spring tor V irginia or the Carolinas. In the former State tine farms with the buildings on them are offered at about one-third their value be fore the war. and farmers with skill and cap ital enough to bring the land into yielding condition will hnd these their best invest luent. Colonies of workinemen, however, have little money to spend on fertilizers for exhausted soil. For them the unworked ta ble-lands of West Virginia, the Carolinasand upper ueortria are the proper points. 1 here is the virgin soil, in some places as rich as nnv in the west. Pasturage and fuel are free There is a settlement of Germans in the northern corner of South Carolina, which is a model town in neatness, thrift, sobriety, and. of course, prosperity. They have brought their farming knowledge to bear on the land in the vicinity, which yields enormous crops of the cereals, cotton and tobacco. The little town is a depot of trade for all that surround in? lazv region. It is not only to farmers. either, that we would urge emigration to the south, but to every man who has a trade or business and means not to live off the peo ple, but to throw his interest in with theirs. and to stand with them shoulder to should', r. They are quick to perceive the difference be tween such men und carpetbaggers. It is amusing to note how soon the public-spirited ' anius. northerner, if a good fellow, in a sleepy SOU th- em town, is adopted and made much of, and how his mills, or reading-room, or street cars are bragged of as "our improvements.' The obstacle in the way of such a man in the west is the competition of countless others just like himself. There is no danger of such ' competition in the south. There is the lump j ready to be leavened, but it rises readily en ough when the leaven is in. "What we need," said a shrewd farmer in North Caro- liua, last month, "is not politics of any sort. but a few hundred skilled mechanics, to show as now to work and now to live. This may be regarded as the beginning of that tide of emigration which will soon pour into the southern States. Tennessee, Missis sippi and Arkansas are not jealous or offended because the Tribune has named and recom mended other southern States, knowing, as they do, that they possess every inducement for honest men in search of new homes, and that the emigrant will find in in their midst equal advantages of climate, health and com fort. Twenty years ago the Mississippi bot tom-lands burst upon the southern planter with a sudden splendor. Everybody was siezed with a mania for a plantation in the bottom. It was a feast for the musquitos, that grew plethoric by phlebotomising men fresh from the hills and frantic for rich cotton land. The land-mongers traveled in squads, and as they camped out, their tents and camp fires presented the appearance' of an army, The lind-oflice was crowded with land-pi rates. When the full tide of emigration turn 3 upon the south, as recommended by the Trib une, we will see something like the exitement that prevailed in the Mississippi bottom several years ago. lands are nigh in the western states, and all that are desirable have been entered, either by settlers or speculators. In any of the southern States the emigrant will find a genial climate, where he will not freeze to death in winter nor roastin summer, and where the soil i9 productive and the people are agreeable. While the northern press, for the first time in its history, urges the people to "go south," l .'t the united voice of the southern press be, "Come along," and to assure the emigrant that he will be cordially welcomed to a tection where labor and capi tal make no war on each other; where strikes are unknown; where riots do not disturb our peace or alarm our fears; where corruption stains none of our State governments, and where will be found every inducement to an honest man in search of a new home. THE "BALLOT-BOX" Is the title of a very handsome monthly, published at Toledo, Ohio, devoted to the cause of woman, and especially to the ac complishment of woman's suffrage. The number for September, now before us, is full of meritorious matter, pertinent to the im provement of the condition of women and their release from laws which have no basis save that of the barbarous custom which in the east finds its culmination in the subordi nation and degradation of the sex in harems whose history is the reproach y Moslem civ ilization. Among the ar-' rt y -nneT ' ui uiu numuer oi we Wii;v fimi VK j letter we published, some rfyna njro, &?rr signature of Mrs. Mary J. Holmes, of Mem phis, a lady who, on every proper occasion, has championed the cause of her sex. Mrs. Holmes in that letter, it will be remembered, declared against the infamous, and we be lieve the unconstitutional law which orders the arrest of all women found alone upon the streets after nine o'clock at night, and we have reason to know was sustained in her strong and sensible maintenance of her views by nine-tenths of our people. In copying that letter from the AprEAi, the Ballot-Box com pliments Mrs. Holmes as we think he de serves, and adds: A discussion has taken place between a ladv who signs herself "Barbara" and the editor of the Hartford Times, called forth by the infamous New York case, heretofore nar rated in the Batlut-Box. "Is every woman," asks "Barbara," "who walks out after dark supposed to be a disreputable character? Even if she were, what right has a police man to lay a finger on her so long as she walks quietly about her business? I never saw the inside of a house of ill-fame; but I claim the inalienable right of every free-born citizen to walk in the open air, with or with out escort, unless arretted on due process of crime. How many men who see the inside of such houses walk the streets unmollested? Kvery female prostitute implies a male pros titute. It takes two to form that partner ship; but the laws recognize and punish but one member of the firm the woman. The other member is always a silent partner. In the outrageous laws to license prostitution laws against which all the best women of the upper classes in England are rising and bringing their influence to bear on parliament bv these laws, the women only have to register and undergo the infamous medical examinations; whereas, if it were made a lit tle more equal, and the men had to undergo the same treatment, register ing and all, a heavier blow would be dealt at the social evil curse than it has ever received before." But the Hartford Times, unlike the Memphis Appeal, is dis posed to take the cowardly side of the ques tion. "Women are not men. savs this pa per, "nor can they possibly take the place of men in all things as sailora, machinists, sol diers, etc. And their social position is more delicate than that of men. 1 o place women on a perfect level with men would be to de grade them in the social scale to open rougher and harder paths to them through life. Women should not make haste to plunge their sex into an 'equality which tends to degrade and pollute rather than to elevate and purify. lhis seems cu rious reasoning. The very effort which wo men are making to remove the degradation which the law throws alxmt their sex, by this editor of extreiuely limited views and arro gant assumptions, is conceived to be an at tack upon woman's intrinsic interests, as if to occupy a cramped and cu-cumscribed posi tion, dependent at all time upon the good or ill will the pseudo-protection of the other sex were preferable and more to woman' interest than to occupy a noble Belf-nis!a:nin position, with the equality of rights of a citi. zen. respected and self-respecting. This rea soning of this astute editor will not do; he is living in a live age. and his "Rip Van Win kle" proclivities will hold him far behind the stirring, rushing progress which is the watchword of the day. Old abuses have lost their prerogatives, and must die. Old methods, which only held their ascend ancy over mankind while the light of science was dim, and the thus saith the .Lord superstition held reason and freedom in abey ance, are losing their power as the intellect of the age is gaining its ascend aucy over superstition. Woman is not the toy, is not the subiect. ave. the slave to masculine pre rogative, which the old times that are passing away held her to be. She is not the tool to man's unreasoning appetites in any walk of life; not the subject to his passions or slave to his convenience, but she is, and must ba his friend, his equal, his coadjutor and co worker in the burdens and privileges and re sponsibilities of the period in the solving of all the great problems that affect humanity a citizen, a sister, different in manv constitu tional attributes, but alike in judgment, in powers of thought and will, supreme in every attribute which constitutes rights ot citizen ship; no longer the willing subject to unjut laws, but an equal unit in the republic, willingly obedient to all impartial legislation rebellious at all attempts to the perpetuation ot unjust prerogatives or sex discrimination There is a great deal of sound sense in the above extract. Indeed, it is compact with sound sense, and we commend it to the care ful consideration of all thoughtful women, as well as men. Equity before the law in all things must come to women sooner or later, The spirit of independence is growing among them, they are eager to be released from the bondage inplied in their subordination, and are engaging in professional business and mechanical pursuits, which show how rapidly the desire for self-dependence is increasing, and how strong the conviction of capacity for that self-dependence is with them. The two million workingwomen of the United States asserts this, and speak volumes for the cause for which the Ballot Box is doing so noble a work, We indorse that work, and are glad to see that our cotemporary recognizes, not only in Mrs. Holmes, but in Mrs. E. A. Meriwether, of this city, and Mrs. E. L. Saxon, of New Orleans, co-workers worthy of more than or dinary praise. Of these ladies it says, what all who know them will indorse: "Mrs, Saxon is a lady of great intellectual attain ments, thoroughly imbued with the love of liberty and love of her race, and feeling deeply the wrongs of woman through her condition of subordination political and otherwise, she ;de- votes a large portion of her time to promoting the welfare of her eex, and lectures in the Bouth upon topics affecting the interests of women with great acceptance. Mrs. E. A Meriwether, of Memphis, Tennessee, is an other fearless advocate of woman's rights, a public speaker of high character, and a wom an who fascinates audiences. The earnest ness of these women is but a type, as we be lieve, of a large and influential class who, par ticularly since the war, have become deeply aroused at the conditions of slavery of their own sex. These women arc awake, and do not intend to let the agitation slumber until woman is emancipated." TnE New York Tribune states that two of the most culpable of the indicted South Caro lina Republicans have decided to give evi dence for the State, and the indictments against thera will not be tried. They are Jones and Woodruff, former clerks of the house and senate. Each surrenders twenty- eight thousand dollars worth of bonanza warrants, and all claims against the State for alleged unpaid printing bills. Jones surren ders private property, valued at twelve thou sand dollars, and .Woodruff surrenders the building and fixtures of the Republican print ing company in Columbia, valued at seven thousand dollars, and his claims against the bank of the State for one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Both thieves that seems to be the only suitable word for them are allowed to retain their private residences Their evidence will be very important, as they were necessarily cognizant of all the jobbery which was engineered through the legislature. The New York Evening Post says that many Republicans would rather see Ben Hill President than Toombs senator. How is that? Heavy Robbery of a Jewelry Drummer. Cincinnati, September 13. James Mor gan, the leading salesman ot Noterman at Jones, diamond sellers and jewelers, Fourth and Main streets, in this citv. was robbed on Tuesiday night of over eight thousand dol lars worth of jewely. while stopping in Day ton, at the Phillips house. It was at first supposed that the loss was but eight hundred or a thousand dollars, but later developments place the amount near the above-mentioned sum. I be robbery was committed about tea- time, an entrance into Morgan's room being effected by means of the transom. Detectives from this city are working up the case. Death of Rev. John SI'Rlroy. the Old- eat tamene in vine in the l ailed Htatea. NewiYork, September 13 Rev. John M'Elroy, if the Society of Jesus, died in the Novitiate, at Frederick, Maryland, yesterday morning. Father M'Elroy was ordained priest at Georgetown, Distirct Columbia, in 1817, ' a the time of his death was the oldest Catholic divine in the United States. He was one of the two chaplains who accom panied the American army in Mexico. Thraash from Loalsville to Boatoa. Louisville. September 13. The first through car from Louisville to Boston left to-day over the Louisville, Cincinnati and on Short-line railroad, carrying ten passenger and ticker-agents, representing the Louisville and ail important southern ;'ne tinea. Thev were aecoiiinaiued I their fami- " -!d Taeniae tne srieste of llr, 8..S rar- iajt-lxHuavTif .-nrjAdni prr.aerj of corv- -roads cW. v ' .- '".- SOLICITOR KAYNEU'S Remark en the Trial stf the Caae Be fre the WanhlBg-toa Fotlre t'oart. on a Charts of Aaaanlt mad Bat tery Ipa Hot-Id. Mep trnbrr J. 177. I'lradina tiailty. he tlM Plead Tar the Right r All Ierent, Caoffeadlnsr M ea and Wtafa ta Caate aad 4o I'nmoleated by the lahmaelltea of the Preaa. The following finds a place in the Appeal in justification of a gentleman who is well known in this section, and who counts his friends among all classes of our people: mr. rayner's remarks. Mr. Rayner having plead guilty to the charge, requested to be allowed to make a statement on oath, with a view to the mitiga tion of any fine to be imposed. The judge having iriven his assent. Mr. Kayner said that in order to prevent misrepresentation of what he had to sav. ne had reduced ms re marks to writing, which he proceeded to read, as follows: May it please your honor, if this were a case of a mere personal controversy, growing out ot a private quarrel, 1 should not nave re quested of your honor permission to makeex plaiititioc, but would have quietly submitted to any punishment your honor might be dis posed to inflict. But as higher considera tions political, social, and industrial are involved in the issue, 1 have requested to be Heard, l Irani! y aoinit, l nave oeen guilty ot a violation of the law. 1 did make an as sault upon the prosecutor in this case, the faid Soteido. With your honor's permission, I will give a succinct statement of the facts, which led to the encounter. L pon the appli cation of John A. Grow to the secretary of the treasury, requesting the secretary to direct the United btates district-attorney tor this dis trict to suspend further prosecution against said Grow, who was under arrest upon a charge ot having forged certain warrants upon the treasury, the secretary referred the matter to me as solicitor of the treasury, for my legal opinion upon ine suojecc. i wrote an opinion somewhat in detail, giving my conclusion, viz.: 1 hat the treasury department had no jurisdiction in the case; that it was an issue of the United States against John A. Grow, and of the treasury department against John A. Grow; that it was a matter for the courts for a violation of the criminal law, over which the treasury department had no jurisdiction whatever. The secretary adopted, and acted upon that opinion, and declined to interfere. That opinion of mine was given on the thir teenth of August. Before that, however, a previous application had been made by said Grow to the secretary of the treasury, asking to be allowed to retund the money to the treasury, which the treasury had paid out on these drafts, that were charged to be forged, and to be allowed to receive back the drafts. That application had also been referred to me for an opinion, and pending the consideration ot that question, the said aoteldo called on me in my office in the treasury building, and tried to persuade me to interpose myselt, and to direct that the prosecution of Grow should be suspended. I talked to him very calmly and politely, and said to him that I had no right to issue any such direction; that the matter was beyond my control, and that it 1 were to issue such order to the dis trict attorney I took it for granted he would pay no sort of attention to it. He (Soltedo) then said, with c wsiderable excitement, that "the press would take notice ot this thing, and would be down upon you all, or "would expose you all." The very identical words I am not positive about, but 1 give it as 1 recol lect it. Aly reply was: "well, you publish my written opinion, and you may come down on me as soon as you please. Publish my opinion, I said fur ther, "and 1 can stand upon it before the world. He then left apparently displeased. As soon as the last opinion I have men tioned was given, in which I advised that the treasury department had no justification over the criminal prosecution against Grow, mis man, ooieiuo, commenced a series ot or Tensive ana provoKing attacKs upon me. through the columns of the Republican of this city, morning alter morning, lor six mornings in succession, as I think a file of the paper will show, there appeared one of those ill-natured, spiteful and insulting at tacks upon me by Soteldo. The paper of Saturday last :(I think it was, for 1 had dis continued the paper), had no attack upon me, and I hoped that with the expiration of the week his malice was satiated. iSut on Monday morning's issue appeared another of these offensive allusions to myself. It was brought to my attention by a friend, for as I have said before, I had ordered the paper to be sent to me no longer, and had requested a friend never to say anything to me about his attacks, unless he said something that direct ly reflected upon my honor and integrity, and which 1 ought to know, that I baa resolved not even to see or know of his annoying and provoking assaults upon me. I hope your honor will duly appreciate the awkward un pleasantness of my position. To attack him involved an encounter with one of superior physical strength and vigor. I had no money to spare, with which to buy his silence, and to bear it required more patience and for bearance than (unfortunately for me) I pos sess. I have never wronged this man by word or deed. I could not see how our inter est clashed, and, only a few weeks before, he had published a complimentary defense of myselt, against an ill-natured allusion to me in some other paper, in an editorial which I had, at the suggestion of Mr. Murtagh him self, written. True, I did not pay him for pubiisluu? it, for I never for once thought of ottering to pay him, nor did 1 suppose pay ment was expected. On Monday evtaing. about iuui-past four o'clock, as I was going from my office, alter the labors of the day. to my lodgings, when coming down the steps of the treasury department, on the east front of the building, I encountered soteldo, standing on one of the stone steps only a little above half-way from the top step to the pavement below, about the middle of the step, with dir. tsenson. oi tee secret service, on one side of him, and Mr. Kef-i, a journalist, as I learn, on the other. The three seemed to be in con versation. As I approached him, I ordered him to "get out of my way," using a very opprobious epithet to him, and at the same moment dealt him a blow in the face with my fist. He struck back, we clinched, and the ust.al scuttle in such cases followed. I lost my balance in the impetus of my striking him, and fell against the side of the stone railing. As soon . as I recovered I con tinued the conflict without a min ute's intervention. The struggle con tinued, but his superior strength and more advantageous position in being higher up on the step above me, prevented my in flicting any serious injury on him. Finally, Benson and Keim interposed, and thus the conflict ended. I As to the prowess of which he boasts in his printed statement in the Re publican, of yesterday morning, of having twice knocked me hi teen feet down the steps, and his having inflicted severe bruises by divers b'ows, and my havmg drawn a dagger, and all that, it is simply a tissue of falsehoods. The only injury I received was a very slight bruise near one ot my eyes, which, as is seen, is scarcely perceptible. 1 confess, your honor, it is very humiliating to thus go into the de tails of this humiliating transaction. Most humiliating to me, I confess it to be, and nothing could induce me to do it, but to counteract the erroneous impression of his achievements where he is not known. Your honor will please bear in mind that these per sistent attacks on me, which led to this conflict, because as a public official acting under tho responsibility ot my oath, 1 could not give a legal opinion when called on by the secretary of the treasury, in conformity to the wishes of the prosecutor, and m such way as he thought would be favorable to Mr. Grow. It was not upon the guilt or the innocence of Mr. Grow that my opinion was asked and given, but upon a proper construction of the laws of the land. And for thus simply doing my duty, as a faithful officer of the government, for g'.mply complying with the requirements or myoatn, iorooeyingmat law of the land, which your honor knows is the master of all, for resisting first the blandish ments ot the prosecutor, and then the threat ened vengeance ot the press, for these I have been hunted and hounded day after day and week after week, until further forbearance be came more than human infirmity could exer cise, and I had to take redress in my own hands and to become a law unto myselt. It was because of the giving of this opinion men tioned, in response to the call of the secreta ry, which brought down upon me the ven geance of this mighty man of valor. It was my having to give this opinion which caused to be hurled at me the thunderbolts of his editorial wrath. Now, may it please your honor, if, as I have said before, this was a mere personal Quarrel, involving the aveng ing of private wrongs, your honor could read ily mete out punishment according to the measure of the offense committed. But high er interests and considerations are involved. One of the crying evils of the times isj that a portion of the newspaper press, of which the Republican, since it has been under the edi torial management of the prosecutor in this case, is a true type, afford a sad commentary upon the so-called liberty of the press. Its vituperation, detraction and scurility, its assaults upon private character and its aspersions upon private relations and private pursuits, are palpable and notorious. Neither sex. age. condition nor calling can escape its poisonous shafts. Arraigned, though I be for a viola tion of the law, yet I stand here as an advo cate and a representative of private charac ter and private interests, and the right of the peaceable and unoffending to come and go. unmolested by leadened arrows dipped in the poisoned ink of the press. I stand here contending iuc the sanctity of home and the aenresi reibona ot ni against the prying interfwr ct -of defalcation and scandal. '1 Unl . iie advocate of decencr and decorum, against the prurient and vitiated panderings to depravity, unfit to enter the door of the cultivated and refined. The lib erty of the press has no stronger advocate and friend than myself. Like allgreat bless ings, when properly used, it is potent for good; but it becomes a curse when perverted to the purposes of malignity and corruption. I fully recognize the power of the press. I honor and respect it, when exerted for vir tuous and honest and patriotic ends. I ad mit it ought to be a terror to evil-doers. Its mission is to hold up vice and wickedness, and a selfish disregard of the public good, to the scorn and detestation of public opinion. Xo character is more useful, more respect able, more deserving of high social and political consideration, than the journal ist who utilizes his intellect and power in the advocacy of truth, justice and honor and in rebuking and opposing everything vicious, corrupt and mean. 1 am here to defend and sustain honest and conscientious journalism, against those who bring dishonor and re proach upon its name. If I prove recreant to duty, if 1 sacrifice the public interests to my own selfish end, if I prostitute my official powers to corrupt and dishonest purposes then let the public press expose me to public censure and reprobation. But if for doing my duty as an honest man I am assailed and slandered by those who fail in trying to use me in furtherance of their wicked and cor rupt designs then the press should come to my relief and strengthen my arms. The journalist who pursues noble ends by noble means should be honored and respected. But if he perverts the profession of journalism to subserve base, corrupt and malicious objects, he thereby brings reproach upon his calling, and deserves the scorn and contempt of every respectable journalist in the land. I stand here as the representative of an honest and independent discharge of official duty, struck at, worried, annoyed, insulted until fically driven by desperation, to vindicate my own self-respect and manhood. It was this, or allow myself to be driven ignominiously from my official station, at the dictation not of the high-toned, honest and in dependent press, but of thoie who bring reproach and discredit upon the honored name of the press. In conclusion, I occupy the position not merely of a defendant in a prosecution for assault and battery, I feel that I stand'arraigned before the bar of public opinion of Washington and the country, and to that public opinion I appeal for justice. To the father of every family, the altar of whose household gods are desecrated by the disgusting ribaldry of the Ishmaehtes of the press, I appeal. To every honest and faith ful official in the public service who will not sell his conscience to the scandal-mongcring pimps that deal in garbage, I appeal. To every worthy and respectable representative of the press who wishes journalism to occupy the high and useful mission of scourging vice and corruption, and ot elevating honesty and integrity to othce, 1 appeal. And now l sub mit to the judgment of the court. The portion In brackets was not read, because ot the Judge's declson. Mr. Rayner was nut allowed to refer to Soteldo's published statement in the -- publican. Mothern?g New Sensation A Vanoy Make- Up as a Dismal Tragedian A Decided Hit The Play tt the Heason. Mr. Sothren, the comedian, has taken New York by storm, and all town is talking of his new creation, lhe Crushed Iragedtan. There is a touch of nature in this impersona tion such as makes the whole world akin, and the audiences are quick to recognize the fact that they have seen types in real life of the rrranrlilninorif an1 -1irtmT lif visit- Gmnnr as they have seen embodied in human form the absurdities of "Dundreary." We read of great comedians, such as Burton, Buck stone, isarnes and others, who, as soon as they appeared on the stage, set the audience in a roar, and that, too, ere they had uttered a word, lhe reappearance ot Mr. bothern on Monday evening, before a large and brilliant audience, proved that there is yet an actor of our day and generation who by a look or ges ture can fairly convulse an audience with laughter. The audience immediately began to laugh uproariously, although he never spoke a word. There he stood, the picture of the wofully absurd. It was cer tainly a most wonderful make-up, in which the comedian completely lost his identity in that of the neglected genius of the stage, and not a lew ot the audience were sure tor a mo ment that Sothern was plaving another of his practical jokes, and presenting to them an illustrious personage well known in our city for chivalric ideas. Another glance at this dismal-looking creature, with a grand and lotty forehead and long, scant locks ot hair, with knit brow and rolling eyes," fierce mus tache and long-drawn, dejectedr mouth, not to say anything of the seedy, tight-fitting clothes that covered the starving-looking form, told us it was not the count, nor yet was it any being, but really our ideal of the woe-oegone and crushed tragedian ot the stage. There ia but one step from the sub lime to the ridiculous, and but another to the insane, and no comedian but one who pos sesses the keen sense of the ridiculous and the artistic sensibilities of Mr. Sothern could at tempt to play this character without making it flat, or even stupid. The stride, the stare, the gloomy air, the rant ferocious, the sudden conceit and the relapse to hopeless melan choly, the sepulchral ha, ha: the mannerisms of the ancient school of tragedy, the gestures of the grand tragedian at one moment, and the sighs of hopeless discouragement and a complete collapse at the next, were admirable. pot only tor unctuous humor, but tor artistic reserve. lhe tragic tones ot the trage dian where an ordinary mortal would use his most seductive accents, caused uproarious laughter, as in the last act, where the Crushed, having become by a descent ot the ladder ot the profession a successful singer "(The Mammoth Comixue)" at tour theaters on one night, and a carriage sent tor him, makes a proposal ot marriage such as would frighten any woman but the actress who knew him. "Ha, ha, she's mine!" he cries in tragic tones.- At the con clusion of the performance Mr. Sothern made a brief speech, apologizing for his brevity, on the ground of the unusual strain upon bis voice. He thanked the audience for their kind and generons approval, and in doing so allowed the sad features of the blighted be ing before them ripple for the first time into a smile, which convulsed the audience afresh. and sent every on-i home convinced that they had seen what wiL soon be one of the most renowned impersonations of the day, and win awaken the laughter ot the whole Amer ican people, not to say anything of the United Kingdom. The run of this play is likely to extend far into tho winter, though Mr. bothern s engagement here terminates January 9th, when you will probably see him in Cincinuati. As to the phty itsclf.it is rather too taiky, and is a series ot pictures ot pro fessional lite behind the scenes, and has reve lations of the hard work and many trials of the actor and his struggles tor success. How She iot Home First. The Springfield (Mass.) Republican tells the following: "Some New Hampshire folks on their way home from the camp-meeting at Lake Pleasant the other day came near being converted to Spiritualism. As they were nearing South ernon one of their party was missed, and great consternation prevailed. The last seen of her she was standing near the car-door just before the train started, and ;t was believed sne had iaifen from the plat form. As thev drew ud at Sonth Vprnnn H- pot, who should they find standing there but 'Aunt Clara,' waving her handkerchief and parasol to welcome the weeping party. Thev all believed for the moment that they looked upon a spirit, and could only gaze at her in srjeechless and ooen-mouthed wonder. When her husband at last managed to articulate. Phenomenal materialization in broad day light,' she exclaimed, 'Joe, don't be a fool. The way 'twas, I dropped my palm leaf fan. and got oat to pick it up, and the train up and started, and went off 'n left me. I hired a man to take me in a hoas and buggy from the lake to the corner, and caught the ex press on the Yermont Central and came straight up, while you've been peddling huckleberries 'round by Greenfield on that mixed train.' " , A United State senator Privately Maf- ncv iu an .irircRB. New York, September 13. George E. Spencer, United States senator from Ala bama, and Mis May Nunez, actress, were privately married early yesterday in the paro chial residence ot &t. ijurnard s Catholic church, West Fourteenth street. The mar riage was known only to a tew friends of the groom and brido. President IIayeaa Visit to Senator Morton. Cincinnati. September 13. President Haves arrived at Richmond. Indiana, at ten o'clock this morning, and was driven directly to Governor Burbank's residence. He re paired immediately to Senator Morton's chamber. No change is reported in the sen ator's condition this morning. Harder and Probable Huieide. New York, September 13. At 44 Gov- erneur street, shortly before twelve o'clock last night, Catharine Hayes, a handsome young woman, twenty-two years ot age, was stabbed and killed by Edward Newman, her lover, who immediately plunged the weapon an oyster-knife into his own breast, in flicting a probably fatal wound. Jealousy was the alleged cause of the tragedy. Father Gracaa Released. Chicago. September 13.--Father Grogan. who was arrested for throwing a bible from the window of the Illinois Central railroad train yesterday, explained that he did so on account of the obscene sketches which he found - on the fly-leaves, and was released without bail. The case will not, therefore, eome intocoort. : -1 SPECIE KESOIITIOJT, Ao theAmertraa Bankers' Aaaoriatlon woald have It Mj aopMia ot the Resolatloaa ow Fending Before that Body. New York, September 12. At the second session of the American bankers' association, held to-night, the question of resumption of specie payment was further discussed. Geo. L. Coe, president of the New York clearing house.delivered a lengthy speech on the ques tion. He said that the currency of the coun try should represent some ptandard value; tlnit it is one of the greatest delusions in the world to say that the laboring man should not receive an equivalent for his work. He thought the most effective plan would be to organize national banks into a union, where by the forces of the whole nation can be con centrated on this great object. After dis cussing the matter in detail, he offered the following resolutions for adoption: Resolved, That, in the opinion of this asso ciation, the early resumption of specie pay ments in the United States is absolutely nec essary to the restoration of general prosperity and thrift among tho people, and to the pro motion of public order and social progress throughout the nation. Resolred, That the reinstatement of specie into general use will impart steadiness to the value and price of all property. Resolred, That the time has fully come when an enforced currency, the last vestige of war, should be gradually removed, and a movement to that end should be actively begun. Resolved, That trade and commerce should be conducted on the standard of value ap proved by the most enlightened nations. Resolred, That any attempt to change the conditions and relations of our coinage would bring dishonor upon the public credit. Resolred, That the plan proposed of reach ing resumption, by the accumulation of coin in the treasury, is, in the opinion of this asso ciation, a doubtful experiment, and a with drawal and retention of so much gold from its natural commercial channels would impede business. Resolred, That resumption can be more effectually obtained through the co-operation of the government and the banks; that by such co-operation the bonds of the govern ment are exchanged for the savings of the people, and then ngain for coin, as required. Resolved, That by these means resumption can be reached without additional legislation, without public distress or prejudice to-the general interests of the country. The resolutions caused prolonged dis cussion, and General Brinkerhotf, of Mans field, Ohio, hoped the association would not entertain them. He believed resumption in 1879 to be entirely impracticable, and if it were attempted, it would be on the ruins of wrecked and shattered fortunes. He thought that the resumption act ought to be repealed, as there were seven hundred and fifty million dollars of currency to be redeemed, and only one hundred million dollars in gold to do it with. Mr. Stout, of New York, severely criticized General Brinkerhotf 's speech, and said it was absurd throughout. Mr. Deschler, of Ohio, arose, and said that General Brinkerhoff spoke only for himself; that be certainly did not speak the senti ments of Ohio men. He knew that they favored resumption. Mr. Deschler then of fered a resolution setting forth that the gov ernment should at no distant day place it self in harmony with other countries by re resuming specie payments; that a general resumption can be best effected by the co operation of the government and the banks; that, as most of the war measures to create revenue have been either modified or re pealed, congress be requested to modify the national banking law so far as it relates to the taxation of banks. Mr. Kopcrll, of Texas, offered a resolution calling for the appointment of a commission to carefully consider Mr. Coe's plan of re sumption. All resolutions were referred under the rules to the executive council for report morrow. Adjourned. SILKS SMUGGLED tO- Ill Oatmeal Discoveries Hade Upon the Confession of Jack Scott, Head of the Steamship 8mi(- jEllnfr, Ring- New York World: Seven small boxes were brought to the seizure-room of the cus tomhouse yesterday, and entered upon the books as coming from the public stores on State street. Their contents were noted as oatmeal, and they were brought over in the steamship England, of the National line. Further than this, the officers of the seizure- room knew nothing, and Captain Brackett, to whom most ot the unusual seizures are due, was reticent when questioned about them The boxes were marked I. II. 2 F's, G. and t C o, and were brought over at different dates some in June. 18 b, others in r ebruary. 1877. There are seven other boxes like them yet to be delivered from the public stores, also brought bv the England, and containing oat meal. The manner in which the revenue has been defrauded is, it is alleged, as follows These small cases of oatmeal were shipped on the other side of the water with the same number of large packages of the same mark. the large ones containing silks. On arrival here the goods are landed on the dock, and, with the connivance ot the revenue officers, the large packages were removed to the mer chant's store, while the small ones were Rent to the public store to be held in bond. In is mode of smuggling has been in operation for some time, and particularly - in goods imported in the England, which steamship will, it is alleged, be seized as soon she arrives at this port. Captain Brackett made the discovery of this fraudulent prac tice by means of information obtained from .1. i. : I .... i- . a 1 1- .. i l . c . 1 me uuiuiiuus jm- wvit, iuc iieuu ui me smuggling ring. Scott, it will be remem bered, tied wnen the recent developments in connection with the National steamship line were made, and his whereabouts, until re cently, have not been known. It was known, however, to uaptam rsrackett that he had a large amount of property in this city, valued at as much as fifty thousand dollars, and by working on the tears ot his wife, who resides here, persuading her that unless she gave in formation of her husband's whereabouts all his property would be seized and confiscated, Captain Brackett finally obtained from her the information that Scott was in Canada. He at once proceeded thither and found him. and by making certain promises of immuni ty to him. succeeded in persuading him to come to this city. He has now been here ten days, and has had several interviews with the United estates district attorney, giving him tho information detailed above, and which, it is claimed, will warrant the seizure of the England, and perhaps ot others ot uie steam ers of the National lino. Doubtless the con signees of the smuggled goods may be called to account also, but thev are probably to be looked for in western cities. TELEGRAMS. Cincinnati, September 13: Richard M. Wiggins, a tailor at Newport. Kentucky, sui cided this morning. Cause domestic infe licity. rottsville. Pa.. September 12 1 Bv an ex plosion at Turkey Kun colliery. Shenandoah, John Thomas was killed and three others se riously injured. Philadelphia, September 13: By the explo sion ot a coal-oil lamp, the house No. o2S North Front street was burned, together with a child named Tillie Deburlow. Lynn. Mass.. September 13: The Wool dredge block, occupied by Luther A' Johnson as a shoe factory, was damaged by fire to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars; in sured. Chicago, April 13: In the circuit court this morning Judge Williams appointed David O. Strong, a retired banker, as receiver of the State savings institution, with bonds of two million dollars. Chicago, September 13: Hyde Park hotel. an elegant five-.story brick building at Hyde park, a suburban town, was burned early this morning, together with a greater part of the furniture. Chicago. September 13: Emil Josaphat. who ran a small deposit bank at No. 164 Randolph street, ha& left the city, leaving the bank insolvent, and to-day it was placed in the hands of an assignee. New London, Conn., September 13: Last night, in Groton, Edwin J. Buddington killed William Ihompson, charging improper inti macy with his wife. Mrs. Buddington says drunkenness was the cause of the murder. Chicago, September 13: The fifth annual convention of the railroad association of trav eling, passenger and advertising agents cf the United States and Canada, is in session here. S. M. Come is president, and W. P. Cooley secretary. New York, September 13; Ah Tong Gib- bes, a keeper of a restaurant at No. 333 t ourth avenue, last nigkt. fatally stabbed a man named Williams, who sought to collect wages alleged to be due his brother, a dis charged waiter. Williams had nrevionslv called and eeverely beaten the Chinaman. Cairo. September 13: A fire this morninir on Commercial avenue destroyed Frank War ren's stove store, Swabador's dwelling, Cel la's saloon, M'Ganley's drug store, George Bradish's tailor shop, and the Delta engine house. Total loss over fifteen thousand dol lars; not over one-third covered by insurance. : Omaha. September 13: -At noon to-dav a workman named Wm. Mahoney, while at work on the lower scaffolding of the Union 'acific bridge, lost his baJaiMw and fAl I through the scaffolding into the river. Ef fort to recover the body have proved unsuc- i cessful, and it is Runuised that he was caught in the wreck of the broken span. Cincinnati. September 13: Two men, John Devers and William Sayres, both of Cincin nati, aged respectively twenty-six and fifty years, fell from a scaffold from which they were painting in Covington, Kentucky, to day.and were dangerously injured. Sayres had five ribs broken. Devers had a leg broken in two places; both injured internally. Louisville, September 13: Frank Fehir's brewery to-day was damaged to the extent ot fifty thousand dollars, by a fire originating in tne malt department, destroying all the arti cles used in making beer; it also wrecked the machinery and, to some extent, damaged the beer-cellars and ice-houses. Fehir was in sured to the amount of forty-two thousand dollars. Detroit. September 13: A fire at Oscoda this forenoon destroyed Smith, Gratwick A: Co. '8 saw-mill, salt block, coopershop, black smith shop and office, and about three hun dred thousand feet of lumber. The fire orig inated in the fire-room of the mill. Loss about one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars; insurance unknown, but supposed to be from fifty to seventy-five thousand dollars. Omaha, September 13: A special to the Herald, received this morning, states that a murder was committed last night at Brooks, Iowa, a station four miles eat of Corning, on the C. C. and O. road. The deed is supposed to have been ccmruitted by the victim's trav eling companion. The murdered man was about forty-five years of age. Nothing was found in his possession to identify him. The officers are in pursuit of the murderer. Vampire Women. "Vampire Women" is the suggestive titJe of an article in a recent number of the New York Tribune, which is devoted to "the lean, bloodless, m-serable girl or wife, flabby and unable in flesh and mind, whose disease takes, in the family, the vague name of de bility, or nervous exhaustion, or spinal disor der. ' The majority of the young girls, the writer proceeds to say, are born tired. It is not affectation which makes them thin of blood and morbid in brain at the age when the current of life should run f ullest and red dest. They are called "vampires" not mere ly because their own existence is unhealthy, but because they sap the energies of those about them. A regimen of iron, exercise, change of air, etc., etc., which may quicken the pulse in the patient's veins for the time, neither reddens her blood nor rounds her cheek permanently. The system of. cure for patients cf this description, adopted at the hospital for nervous diseases in Philadelphia, is the only one that has thus far been found effective. Absolute rest in bed for six weeks or two months is enjoiribd. A milk diet is ordered, and the lack of exsreise is supplied by treatment known as irassage, or kneading every muscle and square inch of flesh in the body and by electricity. Heading, sewing, or any other occupation is absolutely pro hibited. It is said that nervous and "debili tated women, who have been subjected to this treatment, have come out of the hospital at the eud of the time fixed perfectly restored in mind and body, and without a trace of dyspepsia, hysterics, or amemia. Prlends of the Honse. Charming little stories one finds in he Figaro. A Paris sculpture, who had amassed a comfortable fortune, was in the habit of receiving at his table every day certain friends. The company was always the same; his guests became pensioners upon his bounty, and naturally his servant held them in su preme contempt, and made no effort to dis guise the feeling. One flay the sculptor met one of his comrades, whom he had not sem tor many a yea-, and invited him to dine with him. At table, the servant; in pouring the wine and passing the dishes, had the air of saying: "Stuff yourself this time, poor devil." The guest, accustomed to the bad manners of Paris waiters, paid no attention to this by play. At ten o'clock he took his leave, and, pressing his friend's hand in the hall, said: "Well, I shall see you next year, on my re turn from Athens." He had not gone twenty steps when the servant joined him, with an air of sincere repentance, and said, in a low tone: "Ah, pardon me, sir: I took you at first for a friend of the house. Yellow-Fever at Sea. New York, September 13. 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The highest medical authorities concede their superiority over all otheis, because they possess alterative, tonic, and henling properties contained in no other medicine. T.cingstronRly Anti-Bilious, they expel all humors, correct a vitiated state of the system, and, being purely vegetable, they do not, like other pills, leave the stomach and bowels in a worse condition than they found them, but, on the contrary, impart a. hca'lthy tone and vigor before unknown. OUR WORDS INDORSED. Dr. C. L. MITCHELL, Ft. Meade, FlaM says: . . . " kntrw the suftriority of your fills, and -want to ttt them used instead of the z-.-orthless com founds soUi in this country." ... Rev. R. L. SIMPSON, Louisville, Ky., says: - . . "Tutft fills are worth their weight in gold." ... Had Sick Headache and Piles 30 Years. - . . "I am veil. Gaining strength and Hesh n-ery day. . . , R. S. Austin, Springfield, Mass. He Defies Chills and Fever. . . " w " Tutt'i tills, w defy chills. 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H1K2 lor the speedy cure of nervous debility premature decay, lost manhood, and all dranpiu. hu. 7),. t..,,"rT"l-"T A PHYSIOLOGICAL View of Marriage ! iti:iu.ii:i1 Irvmtija on Lh. .lutic ot tnarriare and lh. CmUOTthat Ur.rtT tnr It. lh. mm- TA N Of, cru f K-Froducion and i . xsiscaMs or women A book if? private, rontid reeling. UJ p.e, prM 0.nA HIWAIEMtDICAL ADVISER! " H n d.tardrr. ol limn Iv.nare ri..nz Irotn Self t)ue. zccc, or Secret Iise.-uea, wuh tho Ua A CLIKIgAIi LECTURE on tho .hOT d!r-. ith! Opium Uabit.xo.. prtc. wJTcT " 1 irher boot r po.-p..dcn reee:p ot Jr!e; or iTV.htM. r wn.iMSOrax. Mmiia! r h-nttmed. tr 'Art. . AUdrcM BB. BBTT3, .No. i! X. im s bt. Lou;i, Ma, Obstacles to Marriage Removed. HAPPY RELIEF TO YOUNG MEN from the ef fect!) of errors and abuses in earl jr life. Man hood KMtorrrl. Impediments to Marriage re moved. New metbod of treatment. New Hnd re markable remedies. Books and circulars sent free. In sealed envelopes. Howard Ano-latlOB. 419 N. Ninth street, Philadelphia. Pa. An Institu tion having a high reputation for honorable conduct and proteaslonarskill. AMERICAN Sort Cap-iute Co.'s Metallic Boxed Goods now ready. Adrlrewi Victor R. Mauser. New York. BUlLDIXtt. JNO. REID, BUILDER , 326 Second Street. tr-STARa A SPECIALTY. Estimate, made for parties harm- to.sss by Aie, ov an awrk la af line 11 MURRAY & RIDGELY, MERCHANT TAILORS, 2J"o. OO Madison Stroot E take pleasure In announcing to our patrons and the public generally, thnt we are now prepared, with til Lararrat and moat Virl, d aiinii r . .. .1 ,.-.. .,,t,..m ,.. the requirement of our trade, ever offered in Memphis, and at pUn-a that will coimure lavorable with any nrst-class establishment of any northern cr eastern city. We aie nho1ng complete lines of choice and elegant Costings. Suitings and Casslmeres and Vesting, or French. F.ngllsh and Scotch makes. Ponseved .I'l. d tacl"tlea for the gettlng-up ol (ietitlemeir Clollili.g. we can conrldenlly prorale compleW al lafUiw I farm V r asi nut vk m i " ..11 1 - m . . . . . . - COTTON-GINS AND PRESSES SOLI) II Y TAYIiOR, McGTJZRE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, Xo. 3. FliOXT HT. Brook Via Ire-an. Wlnahip's Improved CIb price Kl SO per huw. tVinihip'n Hand. Home and Htraa-Pawer rremteH-prirrn from Kliv t -2m. i-auent-Dearlng HarMe-KBa-laea." ir . t M-Bf- lTI-V. OX HAM1 J. J. NHOEntREB, IV. A. JOPL1V It. OI.1VF.K. lte W. C. Rutland 4k Co. l.ate with Way A i'rondfU. SHOEMAKER, JOPLIN & CO. Cotton Factors, 282 Front street. Frank's Klock. I p-slaiis. 3f. II. COOVER. Ooover JTAXUFACTTRERS OF DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, Etc FRAMES OF ALL KINDS MADE TO ORDER. THOBOCKHLY SF.ASOXF.I Flooring. Ceiling. Siding and Dressed Lumber of all kinds, kept constantly- on hand. Gin-work and Tanks made to order. Also Cottonwood Flooring-, Oilinsr and Mdinir for sale. We beg an inspection of our large stock. 161 and 173 Washington St., Menrohis. U. T. PORTER. W. V, PORTER, TAYLOR & CO., Wholesale Grocers, ANIW Cotton 300 FRONT ST., Iet. Agents for Champion Plows and NAPOLEOX HILL. , HILL, F 0NTM1 Cf0TT0i AND WHOXESAXE GROCERS, 36Q ami 368 Front street, Jloiii pli is, Temi. J. T. FARGASOX. J. T. FARGASOM & CO. WHOXESAEE Grocers and Cotton Factors 369 Front and 32 Clinton gts., Memphis. B. K. PLAIN. W. A. WILLIAMS. W. BE. 3SABJ3R '& CO. MANUFACTURERS OF loors, Sash, Blinds, Moldings ALL KINDS OF Rough & Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Etc - OFFICE AND FACTORY : 358 and 3GO Second SEXD FOR OUR XEW AXD M. L. Meacham. J. B. Poston. A. W. Roberts. E. E. Meaeham. 1. 1 1EA0M1 It 00, COTTON FACTORS AXD Xo. 9 Union street, 0 Mr. W. T. Itowdre Iia chance IB.-eJ. SEMMES & CO, TXA.V3I3 FOR 750 Brls. "Nelson Distillery" Fire-Copper BOURBON WHISKEY! SPRING OF 1873--74--75--76-77. 17 n n ti l tt v n it niw wm um UUU JUS A XU It J. UUU1UUUU XIXUJLL II ill FRET, AND IN BOND. BOOTS. SHOES AWpllATS - WE ABE NOW BEADY FOB THE 1877 FALL TRADE OF 1877 At onr Xew Store, 3224 anil 34 Main street, TIeiuphi. 3EJLJLII mlTm && iWTrnntrTTT.ir -tt - CHECKS. STAMPED CHECKS OH ALL TILE BANKS, ' ; . AT - S.O.TOOF'S I IV Oeurr Street & Miller, TAYLOR. G. TV. MACRAE Factors, Madison and Monroe. the Celebrated Cheek Cotton Press. F0XTA1 E, JEROME HILL FACTOR! GO JAMES A. llt'XT. C. C. HEIN . H. EADEK street, Memphis, Tenn. REDUCED PRICE-LIST. Memphis, Tenn. of the Cotton Department. . V Will KLACKSH1TI11XG. BOBKBT LEWIS, rBSO. W. THOMAS .in i LEWIS & THOMAS, Boiler JUken ft Steamboat Blacksmiths. BlacksmttMns; af all kltda. Copper and Sheet-Irak , Worker. All work tmoipUj done, daj or night. i t - Term-i Jtsa. vtesKtenoe, No, BO Promenade. . TTTi 1 mi