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MIL ESTABLISHED 1S40. MEMPHIS, TElSnST.. WEr)3SrESr)-A.Y, APRIL IT, 87 S. VOL XXXVII -NUMBER 88 TITP 1 AJPFEA t'I.OMl.U RATE Yesterday of cotton and gold : Litrrpocd cot Ion, 5 15-KJ. Memphis cotttm, 10 1 c. Xew Orleans eton, PJ 1-ic. Xew York cotton, 10 11-lOc. Xc Yerk gold, loO :1 . tVKATIItR ISDICATIOSH. Wn Darr.. omen Cw. Pio. Omcx, I Washinijtis, April 17, 1 ant, ( for Tennessee end the Ohio r a lieu, north tast to easterly tcinds, partly cloudy, slightly warmer weather, stationary and falling ha romtter, and at western stations probably ram. OBHEHVATIOXH YESTERDAY. War Dkp't. Signal srHvic v. P. Aumt. I Tl lflXI. prt Irt. IM7H. 10 OH D.in. " Plm-a itf Observation. Bar.lTher.l I '??" Ther I Wind. 78 t.K. Kresh. 7 1 KK. Brink, ri.l N.K. rreu. 70 N.K. .Light iv N.K. U.eiitle. HO E. IKresb. 7.1 S.K. Kresh. 78 K. Itientle. Ctalveslon. :. -jh.7k I ndlanola. .. 2i.7rt Louisville. . . )5 Memphis. ...'aii.x? Nmvllle....21.;l New Orleans. !''M.i:i k-tcstnMy iThrotg. Cloudy. it lear. Clear. Clear. atr. Hazy. Clear. W. il. M K1.KOY, SetKeant. 'APTAIX K.tlH IX 31F.MPH1H, A short time ago lbs Appeal suggested that Captain Kith he invited to visit Mem phis, and to aJJrcKs our citizens and inform them of the nature of the-plan he had drawn up for o improving the Mississippi river as to accomplish two ffreatly-desired objects prevention of disastrous overflow and im provement of its navigation. Our suggestion met with the hearty approbation of our citi zens, and the merchants exchange and the cotton exchange presidents united in forward ing the invitation. This day, in compliance with the desire expressed by our citizens, Captain Ead will be among us, and this af ternoon, at tha Theater, he will address the people of Memphis. Under any circumstan ces, a man famed as Captain K ids is, as the builder of the St. Liuis bridge and the con structor of the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi by which the commerce of this alley will attain gigantic dimensions would command the presence of a large audience. There are circumstances connected with Cap tain Kads's posit on thnt awaken especial in terest. In reading the lives of men of invent ive genius, it ii common to find that theii claim to the admiration of those who came after them often brought them as their reward contumely, reproach, hatred and per secution. The list of the benefactors of man kind is almost a catalogue of instances of hu-t man ingratitude. A Columbus was put in chains. A Galileo was markeddown as a victim for tho inquisition, and many a less noted contributor to human welfare has suf fered since their day. Even yet this.unhap py tendency has not disappeared, and the gentleman who will address us to-day has not failed to realize that fact. . lie throws the.vast MissisRippiJvalleyJopen to the com merce of the world, yet too often his reward has been accusation and reproach. Only yes terday we published from a New York paper an account of fan attempt to carry out a con spiracy, the object of which was to ground vessels in the jetties fcr the purpose of ob structing the channel. The people of Mem phis will delight this day to do honor to the man whoaejdeaerts are so great and who has often beenl'so ill-appreciated. The ladies, who are . ever gtnerou, ever ready to applaud credit, ever filled with glowing ympaU)y for the objects of in justice, aro especially invited to be present at the Theater this afternoon. Tue best seats will be reserved for them, and they are earn estly called upon to participate with the citi zens at large, in tLe very pleasing opportu nity that brings Captain Kads before a Mem phis audience. The present time is a crisis for Memphis. We Lave to secure "Memphis as a starting point" to the Pacific ocean by railroad, the security of lands now subject to overflow, and steady and unobstructed navi gation from St. Paul to the gulf. The plan proposed by Captain KaJs is of immense im portance in connection with the two latter objects, and it i to the interest .of our citi zens to attend his lecture this evening, so that they may be fully made acquainted with the important and practical details that dis tinguished gentleman will lay before them. The Danube is now open to navigation its entire length. St. Petersburg dispatches report the sit uation unchangcJ. Among the bills introduced in the house yesterday was one by Representative Chal mers for the education of colored teachers in Mississippi. DisPATcnES from the northwest yesterday chronicled the fact that many national banks had begun to "resume" by paying gold, and that commodity was beginning to circulate pretty freely. In the house yesterday a bill was reported from the committee on Mississippi river levees providing for the organization of a Mississippi river improvement commission and for the improvement of tho navigation of the river. A dispatch from Havana states that the time for the surrender of the Cuban insur gents haviog expired, active opeiations will commence in the eastern department against Wacco and a few more chief who are still under arms. In the senate, yesterday, tho resolution calling upon the President for certain infor mation in regard to Judge Whittaker, of Louisiana, offered several days ago by Sena tor Howe, wm called up and after discussion was adopted. Senator Howe embraced the occasion afforded in the discussion of this reso lution to explain that his former speech cen suring the administration was not stimu lated, as charged in certain quarters, by per sonal disappointment in his not being ap pointed to a judgeship by the President. The proceedings of the senate were of minor im portance, the ouly bill passed being the one im: Tporating the National Pacific railway tel-.'raph company. Tub senate finance committee bas com pleted a substitute fcr the house bill repeal ing the resumption act, which provides as follows: United States letral-tender notes shall be received at par in exchange for four percent, bonds: that from and after the tirr-t day of next October not ; July, as previously con templated Wgal tender notes shall be re ceivable at their face value for customs duties and all other dues to the government, ami for all debts except where coin payment is stipulated by contract or ctatute.and that from and after that dato no United States legal tende notes shall be canceled or retired, either on account of the issue of additional national bank currency, or for any other reason or purpose; but when received by the treasury shall be paid out at par vilue in discharge of nil claims against the United States or in exchange for coin. . Tiiese are ral!y "hard time?," and wise people save doctor's bills by keeping lr. bull's cough syrup in the house. OUIt CAPITAL LETTER. A Summary of Mr. Campbell's Speech Concerning the Title or the Texas and Pacific Railway to All Its Propertle sand Fran chises, Made In the Interest of the French Bond holders of the Memphis and 1 Paso Kail way, Embracing the History of a Stupend ous Swindle. If Sot DIsprored by Ex-Governor Brown In his Forthcoming Beply, will Ef fectually Blast the Prospects of Government Aid to the Texas and Paclflc Railway. Special Correspondence of the Appeal.! Washington, April 14. The judiciary committee of the house, to whom had been committed the resolution introduced some time since, by Mr. Hewitt, of Xew York, ask ing for an uwrestigation of the title to all the properties and franchises held by the Texas and Pacific railroad, bad the same un der consideration on Thursday last, when the argument of Mr. Campbell, counsel for the French bondholders of the Memphis and El Paso railroad, made the opening argument, after hearing which, the committee adjourned to Saturday, and then, upon request of Ex Governor J. C. Brown, counsel for the Texas and Pacific, adjourned over to Wednesday next, when an answer will be made by him. What Mr. Campbell said fills forty octavo pages of a closely printed pamphlet, compact with statement and citation which, if it is not disproved, must irreparably and irre trievably ruin the Texas and Pacific railroad company, so far as its urgent appeals to con gress for subsidy are concerned, if not alto gether. Mr. Campbell Beta out briefly that the title to as much of the lines of the Texas and Pacific as runs from Marshall due west, is derived from a corporation known as the Southern Pacific railroad company, and that the other line, nearly twice as long, compris ing two-thirds of the property of the Texas and Pacific, begins al so at .Marshall. runs nortn to Texarkana, and thence west and south to the junction at tort Worth, lhis, except a very few miles near Marshall, is built upon the original survey, and under the charter of the Memphis and El Paso and Pacific railroad company; and, he adds, the unconstructed road from f ort wortn to t,l raso, on the western border of the State, is located, almost without deviation, on the original surveys and upon the line of the Memphis and El i'aso railroad company, which, be claims, still owns the right of way and accompany ing land grants, it is in regard to tne title of the Texas and Pacific to this property that he appeared before tne committee. Mr. Campbell then stated that" the title of the Texas and Pacific railroad company rests in a conveyance made by order of the United States circuit court ot tne western district ot Texas, on application .of John A. C. Gray, alleged receiver of said road, and on tne al leged foreclosure of tour mortgages upon the road.instigated by Mr. Gray. Mr. Campbell, for the French bondholders, claims that Mr. Gray is not now, and never has been the re ceiver of the Memphis and El Paso road, but that his alleged appointment was void; that the alleged foreclosures were void; that the Memphis and El Paso road is still in exist ence; that its mortgages are prior liens, and its indebtedness a prior claim, upon the property dominated over by the Texas and Pacihc, a portion ot which, it proposes to mortgage to the United States. In addition to this proposition, which is founded on strict principles of law, the French bondhold ers also claim that, as a matter of broad equity, based on universal principles of jm tice, no liberality should be extended by the government to the Texas and Pacific railroad until it has done equity to the innocent par ties who hold the valid obligations of the Memphis and El Paso company, to wbose franchises and rights it claims to have suc ceeded. To understand the position of the contestants in this case, it is necessary to go oack for nearly ten years, and hastily to re view the outlines of what Campbell styles the most gigantic fraud ever perpetrated upon a friendly, unsuspecting people. "This crime," be save, "shocked even the dull conscience of that day. and its perpetrators have been justly pilloried in history. I wish that with their punishment the narrative could stop, and that the succeeding unwritten chapter was not so worthy of its predecessor." In 1856 the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific rail road company was chartered by the legisla ture of the State of Texas. It was incorporated to construct a railroad across the State from the eastern to the western border. To assist the an terprise, which appealed strongly to public interest and sympathy, tne legislature con ferred upon it a most liberal grant of land. This grant comprised the odd sections to the width of eight miles on each side ot the road, amounting to 10,240 acres a mile. The title in the land was to vest in the company as the work progressed, and as the road was com pleted in stipulated sections ot ten and twen ty miles. It was also required to survey and sectionize all the land wfthm this grant. Prior to the breakine out of the civil war the company had obtained subscriptions to $ 1, 000,000 of its stock, on which two per cent. was paid: had surveyed its route irom the eastern border of the State to El Paso, on the western border: had surveyed and sectionized the land to the Colorado, and had graded about sixty-five miles of road, which was ready lor the rails. The war put a stop to active operations, and nothing; more was attempted until about 1806. Mean time the legislature ot lexas extend ed, by various acts, 'the time provided in the original charter within which the road should be constructed. Reorganized in 18b6, the directors of the company began to look around for means to proceed with what seemed a profitable undertaking. Tney made contracts among themselves and with various outside parties, by which they gave away almost all the stock of the company, but nothing was accomplished until late in the year 1866, when General John C. Fre mont was induced to join the enterprise. He was given a large share of the stock, and a commanding interest in the contracts for construction, which promised to be profitable. Shortly thereafter, early in 1867, the compa ny executed two mortgages upon its proper ty, one known as a land-grant mortgage, the other as a construction mortgage. The form er, dated February 14, 1867, mortgaged to Governor Andrew G. Curtin, of Pennsylva nia, and Svante M. Swenson and Paul S. Forbes, of New York, all the land grant for the first one hundred and fifty miles of road from Jefferson to Paris. The mortgage was made to secure an issue of $0,000, 000 of bonds bear ing six per cent, interest in gold, payable in 1SU0. The construction mortgage bore the same date, and mortgaged the road bed, franchise, fixtures, and - all oth er property of the company for the same one hundred and fifty miles, to se cure f 2,400,003 of construction lionds at the rate ot $16,000 a mile. In December of the next year. Is6.", the company made another land-grant mortgage, covering the second one hundred and titty miles, to seeure another issue of $0,000,000 of bonds. By the char ter the office of the company was fixed in Texa9, and the by-lnws declared the meet ings of the stockholders and directors must be held in that State. But after 1867 no meeting was held in Texas. By a resolution of the board, passed in Texas, all the execu tive power of the directors was conferred upon an executive committee, of which Fre mont became the leading member. This committee in 1867 appointed Henry Probst financial agent. As such he went to Europe to negotiate bonds at sixty cenU on the dol lar, Kold, but he did nothing for two years, Dr. William Schmoele, of Philadelphia, in tne meantime, made a contract tor the con struct ion of the road, taking Fremont in ad an equal partner, part of their joint scheme being the building ot a city near the barlor of Norfolk, which was to lie named Virginia City, and to be laid out on lands belonging to the benevolent and far-seeing Schmoele. With the bright prospects thus opened to him as the founder of a great city and sharer in a contract in which there was millions, Fremont began a siege of ccn- frress for subsidy, which has lasted, with but lttle intermission, to this day; but all he could obtain, in those days of Radical theft and robbery, when the credit mobilier was in full 7ing, was the passage of a joint resolu tion granting the right of way for the Mem phis and Kl Paso from the western border of 1 eras to the racihc ocean, soon after this, Fremont sailed for France, where, before bis anival, by a forgery setting forth that the bonds of the Memphis and El Paso Pacific railroad company were quoted in the New York exchange, they were officially registered upon the Paris bourse. "Following this first crime," says Campbell, "came rapidly the other steps which made the monstrous fraud successful. A pamphlet was prepared, and circulated everywhere in France, containing, among others, the following falsehoods re garding the Memphis and El Paso railroad. It stated that the company had purchased and was the owner of a railroad on the east from Texarkana to little Rock, and thence to Memphis, and Umt this road was fully built. In fact, it was only begun, and did not be long to the Memphis and El Paso. It stated that the company had also purchased a line of road reaching from Memphis to Norfolk, by way of Knoxville and Richmond. This was absolutely false. Accompanying the pamphlet was a map bearing the title : 'The Railways belonging to the Company Trans continental Memphis Pacific. Upon this map the line from San Diego to Norfolk was laid out in unbroken colors as the unques tioned property of the Memphis and El Paso railroad. But the pamphlet contained even more fraudulent statements than this. It set forth that the United States had by a bill passed in March, 1869, guaranteed the inter est on the construction bonds of the com pany for hfty years, and payment of the principal at maturity; and, finally, the pamphlet stated that the company had a Eerfect, indefeasible title to the land covered y the land-grant mortgage, and that, whether the road was built or not, the lien of the mortgage would remain undisputed and in disputable. Accompanying the pamphlet was an affidavit signed in Washington by three citizens of Texas, 'members of the constitutional convention of that State,1 set ting forth their acquaintance with the lands covered by the mortgage, stating that they were of the very first quality, and, for the greater part, worth, at that time, from four teen to fifteen dollars per acre. The sub stance of this pamphlet, with the map on a reduced scale, were reproduced in the leading provincial journals, and thus scattered broadcast through the empire." In 1869 this gigantic fraud, by which the French bondholders were robbed of over five million dollars, was exposed and exploded; the French agents were prosecuted and were con signed to prison, or committed suicide, and Fremont returned home branded as a com mon malefactor and outlawed. But notwith standing this, soon after the meeting of con gress, he applied lor a charter for the South ern transcontinental railway company, to run from the eastern boundary of Texas, to re ceive a very heavy land grant, and to be empowered to purchase the land grants and other properties of the Memphis and El Paso company, in this he tailed; parties inimical to him introduced in the senate a bill char tering the Southern Texas and Pacific railway company, which was amended by Senator Nye, and passed just before adjournment iu 18 0, but the next session it passed the bouse. and thus became a law. Pending this legis lation John A. C. Gray got Fremont to assign hve hundred thousand dollars wortn of the company's iron, in New Orleans, in consider ation of the loan of fifty thousand dollars. In an endeavor to secure this iron Gray was foiled by Thomas C. Bates, who held an al leged claim of three hundred and fifty thou sand dollars against the company, and pre ceded him with an attachment. Beaten in New Orleans, Gray was recalled to Wash ington by Fremont, where he helped to pro cure the charter, taking steps in New York at the same time to have the Memphis and El 1 aso company declared insolvent and get pos session of its assets by having himself ap pointed receiver. At the outset difficulties were encountered, but, as we shall see, they were apparently overcome by a littls skillful management. To secure the appointment of a receiver, it was necessary to show that the company was insolvent. As it had paid the interest upon its bonds, and money was reserved in Paris for the coupons coming due in Juiy, and as it had scarcely any other lia bilities, this was no easy matter. But, in New York, Grajrfound a number of persons who had pretended claims against the com pany. At bis instigation, these person put their claims in suit, and attached the com pany's property in his hands. By this means, parties were subsequently able to swear that suits involving over a million of dollars were pending against the company, although when the receiver, several years after.made a report upon these matters, almost all of these claims proved to have been fictitious, or without foundation. To show the frauds committed in France, and upon which chief reliance was to be placed, Gray now took bodily possession of Lissignol. This gentleman, fearful of ar rest in New York if he should ba found with in its borders, and alike fearful of a return to France, fell completely under the influence of Gray. Gray kept his papers in bis bouse hut boarded bis important witness in Jersey City. There Gray intro duced him to Courtlandt Parker, of Newark, a leading lawyer of the New Jersey bar. Par ker was retained, nominally by Lissignol, but actually by Gray. He received a retaining fee of five thousand dollars from the hands of Lissignol, but subsequently Gray repaid the sum advanced. Early in May the French man made a long statement to Parker, nar rating the transactions of Fremont and his agents in Paris. This was incorporated into an affidavit, and then, his usefulness having been exhausted, he was shipped to France, there to be punished for his crimes. All the preliminaries being arranged by means of one or two forgeries and much false swearing, the first blow was struck in the form of a flank movement in a suit then pending at Rochester, New York. We have already seen that in March Gray made tha acquaintance of a certain Thomas C. Bates at New Orleans. Bates pretended to have a claim against the company arising under a contract made before the war. To secure this contract, the company had made a mortgage to a man named Harrison, covering all its land grants and other property. This mort gage was secretly recorded, but never in dexed on the records, and Harrison declared that it had never been delivered. About 1867 Bates began an action upon his claim in Rochester, where he resided, but the officers of the company declared it groundless. In October, 1869, the action came on for trial, but Bates's counsel, after the evidence was in, withdrew a juror, and the suit was deemed substantially abandoned. But, late in June, Bates changed his attorney, and moved for a receiver of the property of the Memphis and El Paso within the State of New York. In violation of a statute just passed by the legis lature of New York, which made the pro ceedings void (see vol. 1, laws of 1870, April 7th, p. 422), the court by default appointed a receiver, in the person of one Macomber, a son-in-law of Bates's counsel. Macomber proceeded to New York, and demanded from Gray possession of the assets of the company then in his possession. Gray met his de mand by declaring the intention of the com pany to open the default and oppose the mo tion. The matter was settled by the resigna tion of Macomber and the appointment of John A. C. Gray to take his place. This blow being struck, which gave an apparent judi cial sanction to the theory that the road was insolvent and demanded a receiver. Gray had now everything prepared for bis final move men texcept a court. And here he met a difficul ty which proved insuperable for all his skill.and rendered the title of those who claim under his proceedings an utter nullity. He could not sue, save in a Texas court, or a United States court held in Texas, and as two-thirds of the stockholders resided in that State, and were opposed to Fremont and Gray, and would do all they could to prevent the pro posed robbery of the road, that was not to be thought of as possible. Another plan had to be devised, in order to secure secrecy and the actual possession of the property, before any one should be aware. The scheme arranged and carried out was to entitle the action in the United States circuit court for the west ern district of Texas; have a pretended offi cer of the company waive service of the pa pers, and consent to a hearing in New Jersey, and then to have a formal appearance by an unauthorized solicitor. The scheme was car , ried out, and thus John A. C. Gray was ap pointed receiver of the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific railroad company, upon filing a bond in the sum of $50,000. Giving the history of this transaction a little more in detail, the facts were as follows! On the sixth day of July, 1870. a bill, unverified and un signed by any solicitor or counsel, was pre sented to Judge Joseph P. Bradley, at New ark, New Jersey, asking for the appointment of a receiver for the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific railroad company, and for an injunc tion against its officers. The bill was headed, "Circuit Cfcirt of the United States, West ern District of Texas." There was nothing else to show that the suit was a Texas suit. Accompanying the bill and affidavits, a let ter was presented to Judge Bradley, written by Gray, and copied and signed by J. C.Fre mont, as president, directed to Edward Gil bert, of 69 Broadway, New York, asking him, as the attorney of the company, to appear in the suit, accept service therein, waive all ob jections to the hearing of the case out of the western district of Texas, and to recommend Mr. John A. C. Gay as receiver. It is but fair to General Fremont to state, in this con nection, that he did not read the bill of com plaint until five years afterward, and then denounced it as a tissue, of- - i&e hoods from first to last. He further stated, that had he known the character of its charges, he would not have consented to a judgment by default. At the time of the hearing before Judge Bradley, Mr. Snethen, the secretary, resided at Elizabeth, New Jer sey, but a few miles from Newark, but no attempt was made to serve him, and neither he nor Mr. Epperson, the president, knew of the suit until long after the receiver had been appointed. Even if Fremont had been pres ident of the company, he would have had no power to waive a hearing in- Texas, or to ap point an attorney to waive such a hear ing. After the granting of the or der by Judge Bradley, the bill was sent to Texas, there signed by & firm of Texas lawyers, and filed in the clerk's office at Tyler. Several months thereafter, an order was made by Judge Duvall, of Tex as, confirming the action of Judge Bradley, but there was no new service, and no new appearance. This order made simply on the original papers, was as defective as the former, for the court required no jurisdic tion, and nothing could confirm an act void rib initio. All the subsequent orders in the case were made by Judge Bradley at Wash ington, upon consents ot the same character as the first, given by Fremont or Gilbert, and all of them were void, like the one appoint ing the receiver. And, m each of these cases, Judge iiradley was deceived as to Fremont s and Gilbert's relation to the company, for Gray took good care not to inform him that Fremont was not the president of the corpo ration. Gray confirmed, as receiver, went to France, and there seized $450,000 in gold, the remnant of the $5,000,000 stolen from the French stockholders, and returning, on the twenty- seventh of January, 1871, peti tioned Judge Bradley, of the supreme court, for power to sell out, "lock, stock and bar rel, to the Southern transcontinen tal railroad company. This petition was granted, Gray contracting with Fre mont to see that the French bond holders were protected. This was not done. In February, 1871, a suit was decided in Re ceiver ftrav's favor, which prevented the gov ernor of Texas from issuing patents for lands within the Memphis and El Paso reservation. Upon thisGray negotiated with the Texas and Pacific for the sale which was confirmed after ward by the court. He then departed for France, where he received the consent of four-fifths of the bondholders to take land at the i-ate ot thirteen acres for each one hun dred dollars. - The other fifth would not con sent, and have never consented, and it is these who are now in action before the com mittee of the house prosecuting this inquiry into tha title of the Texas and Pacific to the properties and franchises of the Memphis and El Paso railroad company. Returning to America, Mr. Gray, according to his report, found that the Texas and Pacific would not complete the negotiations until the title and franchises of the Memphis and El PaBO should be freed from all its hens ot record. This meant the wiping out ot the mortgages, which, according to the prayer of the original bill and by all the preceding orders of the courts, were to be religiously preserved. This Mr. Gray proceeded to effect in May, 1872, not turougn a xexaa couri, uum muuu would have been legal and binding, but f.hrnno-Vi tht Ramp, old United States court for the western district of Texas. On the fourth of June, 1872,at a little village in lexas.the sale occurred. Under the Harrison-Bates mort gage the property brought $80,000, and was bid in by Judge r ancher, mere Deing no other bidders. What remained, it sny, of the land grants, was sold to the same bidder for $5000; that is, $2500 under each mort gage. And a few weeks afterward a sale was had under the construction mortgage, and the remnant, if any, of the road brought $5000, being purchased by the same party. Deeds were executed to Judge Fancher, and nnder these deeds, by order ot Judge Brad ley, made in Washington, he subsequently . .i rr. i f ;? made a conveyance to tne lexas ana racinc railroad company, which now claims title under these proceedings. The theory upon which the Memphis and El Paso railroad company was taken under the protection of our circuit court of the United States, presided over by Judge Bradley, who, all through the circulars of Gray and Scott, receives his full title of asso ciate-justice of the supreme court of the United States, was that tne company was ut terly insolvent. We have seen how the ba sis was laid for this assertion. It now turns out, from the report of the receiver, that all the debts of the company, outside of its land grant bonds and the baseless claim of Bates, were a salary of about $5000, due to an en gineer; a salary of $6000, due to the secre tary; a telegraph bill of about $600; a bill to an iron company of about $25,000, and some minor matters, amounting to a tew thousand dollars more. The Bates claim was purchased by Gray, after judgment, for $35,000. It is said to have been offered before to the com pany for $10,000. Aside from 'his, tbe whole Jloating indebtedness of the concern did not amount to $100,000. Tiies 3 assets were as follows: Obtained by Mr. Gray in France, the exact amount never stated to the court, but as approximately tated, about $450,000, with interest from 1870; ra-lroad iron, cto , in New Orleans, about $480,000: bouds of the State of Arkansas, $110,000; stocn of the Memphis and Little Keck railroad company, $1,200,000 par, cost $300,000; stock, etc., of the San Diego and Gila railroad, cost $100, 000 (this railroad has been transferred to the Texas and Pacific, who is building it from San Diego east). Lands in Texas, outside of land grants. Fremont, in his French pam phlet of September, 1869, written by him self, which he claims to be correct, says that the company had, asido from its land grants, 600,000 acres of land in Texas. About a large amount of this land there is no question, tor it appears from the records that $85,000 was expended in the purchase of a part of it (P. 629). S. M. Swenson sold the company, in 1868 or 1869, 57,600 acres, worth, when Gray took posses sion, $3 per acre. In addition, there were a large number of land certificates located by Gray. Claims against the officers of the road. One of the chief grounds tor the appoint ment of a receiver was that the officers of the road had misappropriated about $2,000, 000 of the proceeds of the land-grant bonds. If so, the receiver had a valid claim against them for that amount. It is but proper to say, however, that he has collected nothing, and reports that they claimed offsets, or de nied the charge of misappropriation. "Can it be believed," concludes Mr. Campbell, "that, with all these assets and with this little debt, justice has been done to the hold ers of these bonds by giving them 640,000 acres of land in a boundless wilderness? It is not necessary to discuss the question to whom belongs the blame of this great wrong. It is needless to show how the assets have been nursed to worthlessness. It is enough for our purpose to lay before you the bold fact that by the intervention of our courts of justice this railroad has been wrecked." Mr. Campbell claims that the order restor ing the Harrison-Bates mortgage nunc pro tunc, was utterly void; that it is, therelore, valid and not foreclosed; that the foreclos ures of the land-grant and construction mortgages were void; and that these mortga ges could not be foreclosed except by making the mortgagor a party. The mortgagor was the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific railroad com pany. The company had never been wound up or dissolved, and never has been since. The company is still in existence, with all its rights and powers unimpaired. This point has been expressly decided by the supreme court of the United States in the action al ready referred to of Gray, receiver, against Davis, the governor of Texas, reported in 16 Wallace, 208. The mortgagor being in ex istence, and a necessary party to the action, should have been served, in order to confer jurisdiction upon the couit. No service was ever made, and there was in these cases no pretense of service, nor even a form of waiver of service. An appearance of a legally-constituted attorney would have conferred juris diction upon tho court, but there was no such appearance. . Lengthy as this resume is, I think it will well repay the most careful reading. There are yet not a few persons in Memphis and the adjacent country who have an interest in the Memphis and El Paso railroad company, and to these the revival of an old 6tory, carrying with it the vividness of romance and rivalling the John Law scheme in in tricacy and chicanery, even though it does not bear with it any hope to them, must prove of mora than unusual interest. No railroad scheme in the south involved so much of fortune and misfortune to the peo ple of onr section. Upon it thousands built hopes, doomed after devious and in some in stances heart-breaking delays, to bear the bitter fruit of disappointment. The direct losers and sufferers by it are numbered by thousands in two continents, and even now millions " wait breathlessly for a decision as to ' the rights and titles of its alleged successor, involving, as the pres ent question of those rights do, the im mediate completion of the Southern trans continental railroad, from which statesmen and people alike augur a new era of prosper ity to our section. As I have said, Governor John C. Brown will answer on Wednesday. For what he shall say the Appeal will find as much room as has been devoted to Mr. Campbell's state ment, which it is only truth to say has made a deep impression upon the court as an al most, if not quite, unanswerable argument. J. M. K. Refuses to be Interviewed, bat II r. Food, his Asrent, bas Hae.b. to Hay about Mrs. Tllton's Last Con fession Comments of tbe Sew York Post. Elm ira, N. Y April 16. Henry Ward Beecher was a ' passenger on the Erie road west this morning, from Waverly. All ef forts to get an interview with him were un successful. He went direct to his hotel af ter the lecture last night, and refused to see any one connected with the press. He went from the hotel direct to the depot this morning. When the train stopped, a reporter sought an interview, but Mr. Beecher refused to talk. A large crowd gathered about the car to catch a glimpse of him. He lectures at Bath to-night. what beecher 's agent has to sat. Henry Ward Beecher is at the Rathburn house, with his agent, J. B. Pond, of Boston. A reporter sought an interview, and Beecher said, "It will do you no good." The reporter then showed the morning papers, and Beech er said, "I don't think you have any more news than I have already received." Mr. Pond, his agent, said that the editorial that stated the absence of Mr. Tilton showed he had nothing to do with preparing Mrs. Tilton's confession is absurd. The rumor of this arrangement, to my personal knowledge, has been known widely in the west for a long time, and Beecher has been often reminded of it. The charges of the Chicago Tribune of April 2d, in an editorial, foreshadows the coming confession, ,and warned Mr. Tilton that any such attempt would not be welcomed by the public. It may ba true that Tilton has not acted directly, but that he acts through his son Carroll no one acquainted with the affair 'will deny. At St. Louis and in Fort Wayne I was told Tilton had threatened that he would crush Beecher yet. I believe BEECHES IS CONVINCED Slat Mrs. Tilton is now nnder the absolute control of her husband, that she loves him, and that this letter of confession is the price she pays for reconciliation, and you will see that they will be living together before three months roll around. Mr. Beecher then stated that for more than four years Mrs. Tilton had been denying the truth of what was called her original confession. In court. before the church and before the committee, she bad asserted her innocence, this would more than offset anything she might say now. Her latest statement was instigated by a de sire for a reunion with her husband, and was the price she paid for asserting the same. He said he would continue his course just the Bame, notwithstanding the renewal of the scandal. NEW YORK POST COMMENTS. New York, April 16. The New York Evening-Post, noting the card of Mrs. Tilton and the threatened revival of the great scan dal, says: "If this hideous story shall prompt a return to a more wholesome and more old fashioned notions on the subject of woman's place in society; if it shall check the influence of mischievous sophistry, which has corrupted our laws and our morals on the subject of marriage and divorce. Some return will be made for the h'arin done by the publication of so much in fected news and infected literature. The only value there is in an attack of small-pox comes from the immunity it gives against iuture contagion. ANOTHER SUIT IN PROSPECT. New York, April 16. That Borne further litigation will follow Mrs. Tilton's confession is generally conceded, but it is not definitely known in what shape it will be brought up. The first step, it is believed, will be taken by Plymouth church. Some members of the church will make a charge against Mrs. Til ton, accusing her of slandering her pastor. The charge will have to be investigated by the examining committee, who will report to the congregation. I pis not believed by th.i members of Plymouth church that Mrs. Tilton will make any defense. The trial of Mr. Beecher upon the action brought against him by Theo. Tilton to recover fifty thousand dollars is held to be still in abeyancs, as the jury failhd to agree, and a new jury can be impaneled, and 'the whole evidence be brought out again, with the addition of Mrs. Tilton's confession. MRS. TILTON HAS NO FRIENDS. William A. Beech, one of Tilton's lawyers .in the scandal trial, said the case could bo opened at any time, by anyone on either side serving notice on the opponents of an inten tion to open. Mrs. Anna Field, to whom it was reported a letter had been sent by Mrs. Tilton, giv ing full details of the proposed confession, denied the truth of the report to-nieht. One of the leadi ig members of Plymouth church, wao declined to permit the use of his name, said to-day that nis wife received a letter from Mrs. Tilton three weeks ago. It was on personal matters, said be, but toward the close she most unexpectedly dropped into a discussion of her guilt. Mrs. Tilton then set forth the printed falsehood that she nevor had denied her guilt before she left her home in Tilton's house; that was false; - and when we called her attention to various occasions upon which she had done so, she hung her bead and did not know what to say. The letter ran on in a sort of confession of her guilt, about which she had written her daugh ters, so she wrote, but which she did not think she should disclose to Carroll until he was a man. "The times," shesaid, "when you have seen ire burst into those par oxysms of tears, they were times when the burden on my conscience was un bearable," or something to that effect. Now my wife never in her life saw her burst into any paroxysms. The last she ever saw was the trembling of her lips when she spoke of her child. The first im raise of my wife was to throw the letter in the fire: tbe second to improve the caution we had learned during the days of great trial, and so it was sent to Mr. Beecher's lawyers, who have it now. TILTON WON'T BE INTERVIED. Decorah, Ia., April 16. Theodore Tilton lectured here this evening upon the "Prob lem of Life." He was interviewed by a re porter, but positively declined to say anything for publication regarding the late develop ments in New York. St. Ljuis, April 16: The court of appeals gave a decision this morning in the celebrated suit of the City of St. Louis against the St. Louis gas company for possession of the works of that company, affirming the decis ion of the lower court, and giving the works to the city. The suit involved a million and a half to two million dollars. The case has been appealed to the supreme court. CONKLINU Tells All he Knows abont the Formation of the Electoral Commission, and Thinks that the History or the Louisiana Business will Soon be Told. He Intimates a System of Base Corrup tion that the World will not Be lieve without the Proofs, which will be Produced. New York, April 16. The World will publish to-morrow a long and important let ter from its correspondent at Utica, New York, being the sum of a series of interviews with Senator Conkling at his home in that city, at intervals, during the past few months. The relations between its correspondent and Senator Conkling, the. World says, were such as made entire frankness necessary on the part of the latter, and the World adds that the name of its correspondent will be forthcoming if the slightest realiza tion fcr publishing should arise.. In the interview ihe senator poke with the utmost freedom about the successive steps that lej to the formation of the electoral commission, the part bad in it by prominent Democratic and Republican members of congress, and by President Hayes and his friends. In the course of his interview, the World correspondent asked: "Well, senator, I would like to know whether you think the true history of the Louisiana electoral business will ever be told in congress, and if so, how soon?" Senator Conkling Yes; I think it will. I do not see how it can be kept down. There are too many avenues of information opened to-day to make concealement of it much longer. No reasonable man can doubt that there was some kind of a bargain be tween the friends of Nicholls and that man Hayes, and thatfcStanley Mathews and Sher man were privy to it. A very great many people have become exceedingly curious to know precisely what the bargain was and exactly how it was carried out, and Yankee ingenuity will be sure to find some means of getting at the in formation; I cannot say how soon the facts will come out, for something may occur any day to force them to the surface. It will probably be best to let them come out natu rally. Correspondent What will be the result? Senator Conkling The result will be that the whole country will be appalled by the dishonor of this administration. I tell you, sir, that never in tha history of this nation has there been id an entire four years of an administration, so much corruption, bartering of offices and rewarding of political favorites, traffic with political leaders, and bargain and sale of the electoral franchise as during the past year. The people will not believe it until the proof is shown them, but the proof will be forthcoming. The people say that Hayes is a good man and means well, but they do not know what they are talking about. When the facta are known about this administration no one will attempt to excuso the man on account of his supposed goodness, nor be cause he means well and is ignorant. The acts that have disgraced this adminis tration have all been done before the opened eyes of the President. Senator Conkling then goes on to review at length the history of the electoral com mission. He says the country wa3 in actual danger. "Yes, I mean the danger was real and imminent. The point of peril was not in the south, but in the west. It was understood the Republican leaders had determined to have Vice-President Ferry count the votes at all hazards, and Hayes elected, and the west was determined on resistance. It was no child's play in that section. General Steedman had seventy thousand men enrolled and assigned to regi ments, for the purpose of seating Tilden ia otlice in case Vice-President Ferry carried out his proposition. You may look aston ished, but these things are true. President Grant was at his wit's end, end he confessed to me that be did not know what to do. He was gathering some troops at or near Washington, but he did not know how far he could depend upon them. General Sher man told him that in case of trouble the sympathies of a large majoiity of the officers and soldiers of the regular army would be with Tilden, and that the army must not be taken into consideration as a dependence in any such a crisis. From these facts, atd from what was threatened and prophesied publicly in those days, you can imagine how gloomy the outlook was at the Republican counsels. The President asked my advice, and I frank ly told him that I did not believe that the Vice-President had any power to declare the vote, but could merely act in a clerical capacity, to open the envelopes and lay the votes of the electoral college be fore a convention of the two houses for their decision, and, by the way, I may as well state here that when certain senators came to me and said it was proposed to make me presi dent of the senate in Senator Ferry's place, so that the thing should not miss fire, I frankly told him that 1 could not accept the position, and that, by my inter pretation of the constiution, I should be com pelled to rule exactly opposite to the wishes of himself and of his friends. That will per haps explain one story which is told about me, and while wo are on the subject, let me say that I suggested subsequently that there was no constitutional reason why Grant should not be elected president of the senate, if they wanted a strong man there, though I saw no necessity for any such change of course. I knew there was no likelihood of such a choice, and that Grant simply desired to see his successor peacefully inaugurated, and to enjoy a long vacation afterward. Conkling says that he then suggested to President Grant the idea of a commission, and that the latter embraced it heartily. He gives accounts of various in terviews with the President and Gen eral Sherman. The difficulties the advocates ot the plan met with; than, in particular detail, why he was convinced that Hayes, then in Ohio, was intriguing with the southern members of congress. Speaking from notes, he says: "I am frank to say I thought then there was something not exactly straight about that Louisiana business, but now I believe that when the whole truth is known, it will sink the administration, Presi dent and all, to the lowest depths of infamy. Correspondent You think, then, senator, that the President is wholly in the hands of the southern Democrats ? Conkling I am sure of it. Senator Conkling said that there had been no reform under President Hayes, not even in the civil service, and said that his list of appointments was the worst ever made. If President Hayes should send in a message on civil-service reform, a list of some of these appointments will be published, and it will make such an astounding commentary upon the Presi dent's words as would disconcert a more philosophical cabinet than that which Evarts and Schurz argue as reformers. Farther on in the interview the correspond ent asks: "Do you see no hope of bringing the President in accord with the Republican leaders?" Senator Conkling replied: "I must confess that I have ceased to have any expectation of it; no opportunity for har monizing matters is given by the President." Tbe EnKliab Labr Troubles. London, April 16. The cotton operatives held an open meeting at Burnley to-day, at which five thousand persons were present. The resolution of the masters in regard to a lock-out were discussed, and the meeting en thusiastically reaffirmed the determination to strike unless the notices of a reduction were withdrawn. An amendment in favor of ac cepting five per cent, reduction only found five supporters. A crowded meeting of Blackham spinners also unanimously refused to accept a reduction. About four thousand weavers, warpers and winders at Preston unanimously expressed a willingness to ac cept five per cent, reduction. They also re pot ved that all the hands would continue at work until all the employes had been interviewed. AO CIIAXUE In the Aspect of Affairs In the Kast Every thins Awaltlnr the Uesnlt of Prince Blsmarrk's Proposal Latest Xew. London, April 16. The Pall Mall Ga zette's leading editorial says: "Whether Prince Bismarck's propofala succeed or fail, we have no reason to disturb ourselves about the situation. We are strong in the justice of our diplomatic position, and can afford to wait until our material strength begins t.i tell in support of it by way of a merely passive pressure. If Russia accedes to our stipulations for a congress, well and good, it will be held, for we shall begin to put our hands to the most ar duous danger, fraught with a piece of inter national work that has not been attempted in Europe siuce the beginning of the century. If Russia refuses to accede to these terms, there is no necessity for us to declare war against her, and it is to the last degree im probable that the government will resort to a declaration of war. It will !e sufSc;ent tor them to continue their armaments, to occupy certain points of territory, not nec essarily provocative of collision with a Rus sian force, and to keep Russia in her present position that is to say with an unrecog nized treaty in her possession but with no other gain from the war but such as she can retain by actual physical force at a ruinously increasing cost, and there to let her remain until she returns to a sense of her duty to Europe." The remark of Lord Derby which chiefly gave umbrage in Vienna was that in conse quence of the numlier of Slavs in the Austri an army it could not be trusted to fight against the Russians. According to advices received in Taris from Bukarest, Prince Charles has started to join his army. Constant quarrels occur between the Russian and Roumanian officers and sol diers. The Russians have prevented trains laden with ammunition from leaving Buka rest for the Roumanian army. The entire Roumanian militia has been called out. The Russians have Jstationed vessels laden with stone ready to again close the Sulina mouth of the Danube, if necessary. A telegram from Bukarest says that in the senate to-day the minister of foreign affairs stated that the government had not yet re ceived any proposal from Russia for an agree ment relative to the passage of her troops. There had merely been some overtures on the subject. The motion of M. Stourdoza, urging the government to protest again against the pres ence of Russian troops, was withdrawn at the request of M. Cogalniceano, who de clared that the government would act with energy to restore the liberties ot the country and save it from foreign occupation. Advices from Constantinople state that in the event of a war Russia's action will be governed by Austria's attitude. If Austria is neutral, Russia will undoubtedly seize the Bosporus; if Austria should prove to be hos tile, it is doubtful whfther the Russians will try to bold tha Bosporus or anything south of Adrianople. They will, perhaps, even abandon Turkey entirely, except the fort resses, and attack Austria from Galicia, Rou mania and Bosnia. Other Constantinople advises say the Turks have twenty thousand men around that city and seventeen thousand around Gallipoh, and would resent any attempt to enter the capital, but the attitude of the government is expectant and her present dis position is to abide by the treaty of San Ste fano, observing the neutrality but defending it if menaced. Prince Miriski and Generals Skobeloff and Gourko and other officers are at Pera. About eighty soldiers daily, from the guards and the sixteenth division, visit Con stantinople in uniform. The fever is preva lent both in the camp and city. Sickness and disappointment, and the expectation of going home have created great regretfulness among the Russians and dissatisfaction with the situation. THE CI, AKKS VILLK FUSE. Latest Estimates of the Losses and In surance, Taken from a Special to the XashvIUe American. Clarksville, April 15. Everything is excitement. People are flowing in from mileR to see the ruins. The losses, as near as we can get at them, will be about $350,000; in surance, nearly $200,000. Pittman & Lewis, loss slight, insurance $7500; Kincannon, Wood & Co., loss $55,000, insurance $13,000 (their loss is four buildings find stock; the firm will rebuild at once) ; Warfield. loss about $3000, insurance $2500: Tobacco Leaf office, loss $5500, insurance $3200; L. Ganchat, jew eler, loss $13,000, insurance $3000; Walthal, bed-room furniture.loss $150;Ligon & Ely.loss $5500, insurance $3000; Mattill, loss $2000,no insurance; Kelly .& Sullivan, loss $1700, no insurance; Polk Johnson's office, loss $2000, no insurance; Mrs. Kelly, on building, $7009, no insurance; Lockert & Rudolph, loss $1500, insurance $500; M'Cormack, loss $15,000, insurance $2500; Joslin, loss $3000, insur ance $1000; Lovell, loss $1300, insurance $500; Couts, $500, covered; F. P. Gracey, $10,000, insurance $3500; Burke, $31,000, insurance $13,200: Odd-Fellows hall, $1200, insurance $300; Young, $3000, saved $2500; Settle, $1700, insurance $500; G. W. Hill man, loss unknown, insurance $9000; Hodg son & Maguire, $10,000, insurance unknown; Sam Hodgson, $2500, no insurance; Pettus, $1500. insurance $900; Nortington, $1200, lost; Conroy, $600, lost; Lieber, $25,000, in surance $6000; Rosenfield, $12,000, insurance $6000; A.A.Johnson, $2500, insurance $1200; Owen & Co., $15,000, insurance $10,000; Rus sell, $32,000; insurance $3000; Gracey ware house, loss unknown; insurance $35,000 on house and tobacco; M. Sullivan, loss un known, insurance, $4,000; Mrs. Kelly, loss unknown, insurance, $3500; E. Estes, loss unknown, insurance, $300; courthouse, loss unknown, insurance, $6000; Mrs. Wheatly, loss unknown, insurance, $5000; Cooke, loss unknown, insurance, $12,000; Lehman, loss unknown, insurance, $1000; Harrison block, not insured, loss, $30,000; Elder's hall, not insured, loss, $5000; Caldwell & Shelton, not insured, loss, $2500; and many others. JIAKK1BD. LAMB COLLIN'S At Central Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn., April 10,1878, Mr. T. A. Lamb and Miss Battuc Collins, both of Memphis, Term. No cards. 3IASOMC FUNERAL, NOTICE. THE officers and members of DeSoto Lodge, No. 2wy. are hereby notified to attend a special communication this (WEDNESDAY) afternoon. at 21A o'clock, for !7& the purpose of attending tbe itinera! of our late brother, Albert Jackson. Visiting brethren frater nally invltfd. ut oruer B. . ftus, w. 3L Attest: Henry J. Ltns. Secretary. rpHE members of St Elmo Commandery. J. No. 15, K. T.. are hereby ordered to as semble, in lull dress, at their asylum, this (WEDNESDAY) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of attending tbe funeral of our late Fratte, Albbrt Jackson. Vlnlt'ng fratres ccurta ously Invited By order A. J. WHEELER, E. C. John D. Hphs, Recorder. Ucuq. Initiation Wednesday, April 17tb, at H o'clock p.m. NOTICE. 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To TheTrade! j AM now prepared to seU, at wholesale and retail. Furniture and Mattresses lower than ever before sold In the city. Orders from country dealers especially solicited. WM. K. TH1XTON (IavTNO BLOCK), No. 25tf Second street. Boarding&SaleStable IF vou wish to buy a good (Saddle or Harness Horse, or If you want as nice a TURN-OUT " as tbe city CHti afford, eltner Horse and Buggy or Saddle Horse, you can always find the best at my stable. Call and see me. E. P. LEAKE, Ji Os X78 Jlaln street, Memphis EMPLOYMENT. X.A'ant lOOO A (rents to Canvass for THE COMPLETE HERBALIST. I will give such terms and furnish such advertising facilities that no man need make less than S200 per month and all expenses, no matter whether he ever canvassed before or not. Address DEL O. PHKLP3 PSOWfc, 21 Urand street. Jersey City. N. J., and foil Dtrucutarn trill be sent by return maJL TKI'MTEEI tAE.K.-Under and by virtue of the powers con ferred upon me Dy a certain deed In truit, executed by 8. F. Carruthers and J. S. Car ru triers, and recorded In the office of the Register ot Shelby county, Tennessee, In book No. 10H, page 72. et seq ; for tbe purposed securing the Indebtedness thrreln set forth, I will, on ITrlday. May 17, 1M7. at the hour of 12 o'clock m., at the south west corner of Main and Madison streets. In tbe city of Memphis, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, the following described real estate, situated In tbe dry of Memphis, Shelby county, Tennessee, and de scribed as part of lot No. 12. In block No. 39, In South Memphis, and more particularly bounded and described its follows: Beginning at tbe northeast corner of at. Martin and Pontotoc streets; and run ning thence northwardly with the Hoe of St. Martin street M feet to a stake; thence eastwardly and par allel with Pontotoc street 150 feel; thence south wardly and parallel with St. Martin street 58 feet to a stake In the Hue of Pontotoc street; and thence west ward ly 150 feet to the beginning belngthe same property described In a deed from F. JL whit field, Jr.. to S. F&nule Carruthers, and recorded In book 10-i, l-age 103. of records of Shelby county. The right et redemption Is expressly waived, and the title Is good, but I sell and will convey only as trustee. This 16th day of April. 1878. AMOS WOODRUFF. Trustee. B. P. Anderson, Attorney. TltrsTF.K K H ALK-Under and by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by a certain deed In trust made aud executed by B. F. and L. M. Looney. dated March 7. 174. and recorded In the ottl e of the Register of Shelby county, Tennessee, In book W, page K20: for the purpose of securing the payment of the Indebtedness therein mentioned, I will, on Friday. Slay 17. 17S. at 12 o'clock m . at the southwest corner of Main and Madlsrn streets, in the city of Memphis. Tennessee, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, the following described real estate, to-wlt: A certain lot or parcel of ground, situatej In the 14tb civil district. In said county, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the west side of Orleans street extended 5H3 feet no:th of its intersection with Walker avenue; and running thence north with said Orleans street 886 feet to Herbert's Hue; thenon west with Herbert's line :irtO feet; theuce south 2JX6 feet; and thence east 3rJO feet to the place of beginning being a part of lot 42, in Wtllougbby Williams s subdivision. All right and equity of redemption Is expressly waived ; the tl ( le is be ieved to be good, but I sell and convey as trustee. Thl 17th April. 1H78. AMOS WOOLRLF, Trustee. B. P. Anderson, Attorney. Till HTF-Ktl HA LK. Under and by virtue ot Ihe powers conferred upon me by tour several deeds in trust made and executed by J. F. Conrad and S. A. Conrad, bis wife, and severally dated April . 173: July 5, 1873; May 27. 175; and May 12, 1877. and recorded In the Oiboe of the Register of Shelby county, Tennessee, In book 114. page 828; book 07, pago 220: book 107, page 182; and book 118. page 686; f rtne purposti of securing the paimemsof tbe sev eral huuis mentioned and set forth In said four several deeds In trust, I will, on Friday, nay 17, 1 H7H, at 12 o'clock m.. at tbe southwest corner of Main and Madison streets. In the city of Memphis, Tennessee, sell to the hlfchest bidder, for c-tsh, the fallowing described real estate, situated in the county of helbv. Tennessee, near the city of Mem phi In lite 14th civil district of said county, and known as lot immbei three (3). In block A, of Ste phens's subdivision, fronting M5 feet on the north side of WlckVs avenue In said subdivision; and tun nlnsbnck north, between parallel lines, 144 feet 9 inches on the east line, and 148 feet 7 inches on the west Hue. All right or redemption and dower is ex' pressly wntved In said trust deeds; the title Is be lieved to be good, but I sell and convey as trustee. Tins 17th day of April, 1878. AMOS WOODRUFF, Trustee. B. P. Anderson, Attorney.