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iMPHIS DAILY APPEAL -TUESDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1878.
J J. MRMPUIS APPEAJ Pi U.VLLAWAV A. IillATlSU. fcrca of Mabucrlptlo a. lall s W r-!ily DAILY : On cory, T'.r. !'T -aii me eoi j, six iuont:in, 1 7 ras'.l I n iiil l. o:.e ;!.'!. "Ji. by n.Ml cni con', one ween, in cut EKKLY I One sopr, or.e jear On. oon. i un.'i.t:i. Uates of Advertising, "rst inaemnn, per s-juare M i)uiA....Mril ln-wriloil.. i'r s.jtiao 1" : 4.11 . 1 ...r-i x . .. I H 1 l .1 IIim solid nonpareil rubies cue 4iiara, nnu LwUollw tvveni wnb. per line Bra. liw- Wa'.LH eicare ten will :-r Hi.- r.r.d Irsertlon. unJ fl.e cents i-r Hue each mbse-i'ient Insertion. DfH h ami Ji irrnwe notKs. Funeral nulii. and OPU'iiirlrs, are rnri:ed ul f yrxlM rales. We will n.H aocol ki ulerllneut U iollow read ing mAiir. 1 f.'oolrlbators and Correspondents. Ha solicit letters end communications npon subject of general interest, but such must alwajs ue eoinpanled b n rriri!t!lle name. We v.nl not return rrjei-ved ootumur.lcaUons. Uur mali-booK fire epl bi postoSoes, nd not 17 '.r.;-.tdual niuM. ip? .men copies sent fres of cnanr Jl letter, communications, or anthing else for.lbe Arei., should be nuln md ordertn papers chained from one pofrtofflce t7 anMher. lhi names of Uh posU.il.oe. should be lTn' WALLA WAY A KEATING, J 'M. KmTim. VmupIiH. Tnr. ;lEHriHS APPEAL TUESUAI, ntXcJiun: 10, is;. SOT rABALVZKO. .That Memphis frcsenU evidence of irro pressible commercial life and activity is seen in her street every day. Tbo proofs are as ton'ushiojr to visitor and commercial firma doing business here. Many of the latter won der at our power to fill their ordera and at tend vigorously to all their wanU. As an insUnc?, wo are permitted to copy the ft I lowing extract from a letter addrfssed ti Messrs. Peres & Co., brokers in this city: "It was the general opinion here, and 1 thought myself, during the ravages of the fever, that trade was ruined in Memphis, and would not revive for twelve months to come. Indeed, matters became o dull, generally, that I cuitailed i.u-inea3 nUi-r July, and I did not do njnch ol't-rwaid. I bad to lookout for ether market! than Mt-mpbU. had no a of ti u-otnlerful recujxrative power of your c ty, and have been doubly surprised at the amount of your November orders, and at the same time making caRh offers instead of the upual terms. Your city is hard to beat." Shakeppearo has taught that great are the uses of adversity. Europe never fully re spected the United States until her energy in crushing the rebellion manifested her Bow ers. So Memphis is obtaining respect by i'j energy, its spirit, its resoluteness, and its in ternal power to throw off the effects of evil influences and stand erect, daring and entc-r-prLing, still ready to conquer adverse cir cumstances and win that hich destiny the knows awaits htr in the future. HirCATlOX OIV THE COTTON MAR KET. In cur coniinercial column the reader will find a statement of cotton prices now and a month ago. That statement is a most on couraging one to the cotton-grower, and, m connection with the situation of the cotton market, not only now, but generally of late years, demands the earnest and serious attr n tion of all those who are connected with the cotton trade. From the opening of the pres ent season cotton has declined, and the down ward tendency has not yet ceased, as is shown by the comparison of prices of this week with lat week, and this mouth with the opening of the season. We have, on previous weeks, shown, in our commercial column, what is the cause of the decline that is going on. The principal cause ia the condition of the Liverpool maiket, for that market is the great director of cotton prices, and will to remain until our American people bare tbO gOOil bcu 4o --i"-"' tL.. frvutar nait of the cotton they trrow, and to export little raw materia! and much manu factured cotton. If the reader "grinds hi teeth over the wretched display ot prices our columns make this week, let him undor fitand."learn. maik and in wardly digest," that the only way of deliverance is the erection ol cctton-mills in the south. Manufacture the cot ton p.t home. Spare the expenso of baling, presbing and compressing. Take the cotton in its best condition as it comes from the field spin it into yarns and cloths. It costs no more to send a bale of manufactured cot ton than the same space of raw cotton. In every way there n a saving on home manu facturing as agaiatt the foreign manufac turer. With that saving wecanenterthe cot ton market of the world successfully, and our CDtton-growers will have lair prices. W e i'.re not talking theoretically ; facts and 6gures are the basis and proofs of what we say. Let the cotton-grower cease mere denunciation of prices, and agitate the great subject of home manufacture by which we mean south ra manufacture his indignation ngainst unre- muntrative prices, poured out in that direc tion, will amount to something, otherwuys it will ba no more than the ptulmiata "chaff before the wind." In our telegraphic col uoins we publish a paragraph that shows "what is the matter!" The West England and South Wales bank an institution hav mg furty-two branches in various towns, and liabilities amounting to seventeen and a half million dollars has broken, ns the great (Jlasgow bank broke a month a?o. Tiie fact ii, England is in the position the United States was when the panic of 1?3 commenced. Kut that country has, in addition, a war in Afghanistan, a war in tto interior of Africa, north of the Cape of Good Hope, and a prospective war with Ii isn'a, on hand. Vet England is the principal customer f jr our cottons. Is the proof clear that wa ought to do our own manufacturing, and not be dependent for the regulation, and indeed dictation, of our cotton prices on a nation Bwayed this way and that by her foreign and colonial policy, with which we have no cnoern ? TOR l.MKItrt:i.VF.tH OF CITIE. Like a biind giant Memphis is groping about in darkness hunting for a path that will lead the tax-payer oat of the toils of con fiscation. If it be true that "misery loves company," Memphis ought to be happy, for she has much company in her pecuniary troubles. The largest cities as well as the smallest are groaning and staggering under a load of taxation too heavy to bo loader carried. For the past ten days the people of Mobile, Alabama, havo be.-a profjauJly exercised about the indebtedness of the city and the burdens of taxation which amcu;i!s to confiscation. The total ainouct of funded and unfunded debt is $2,227,153 Si. How to deal with this debt is the problem which the people of Mobile are tiying to solve. Large meetings have been held, and a com mittee composed of the best citizens ha been appointed to investigate the matter and to recommend feme plan for adjusting thir embarrassments. This committee has riade a report, aud show that the present a3tssed value of the property of the city, real and personal, fjr the present year is a little in ercess of 16,000,003. The committee say: At the present rate of taxation (twa per cent) Ihe gross tax levltd upon lroj- ertr K Kir S 1120,000 The license tax cinnot be estimated at more than 40,000 Bfi:rpts Iroin miscellaneous souu-ss such as wtiarves, markets and tbe I1K4, s ir. 20.000 Total amount In Income $:js0.00 So it appears that if every dollar of the nominal income of the city was col Yc ted within the year in which it becomes cin, it would be insufficient to meet the curre-1 ob ligations ot the city as now conducted. In the report the committee say: In this coccee'ioD, we will set for'r. the causes which, in our judgment, were mainly operative in producing thij great accumula tion. The basis of assessment upon v. h.ch these taxes were laid, was not only too hiV-u and in excess of the real valu? of the property, but it is also very unequal and inequitable; and should be thoroughly revised una" re duced. Th rate of taxation has been nnd is now far too high, and in excefa of tha abil ity of tbe people to pay, especially m these times when all values and ail incomes are shrinking away to such a marked extent. Ihe general burthen upon the city in our present irapovi ri-Le J and d.-j'ti'is-d con.-.-l;ou, I. J 8 b- n fcrrat a to Hiu-nibt to Op-l're.,;.-ti, nu i tin- (tat-' of !:.j 't.--c re- i.Urg fro.n tr.en" causes Las r"nuere'i .ue '.-op:.; at Luce u.il'.-p'.-ii t mioiw.h . d.j'charg" th. ir iIuSv as tax payer.-. No tax law, kowf v r rii-l. i-'.n fcn' tax- Ji.i ui a p- ci lt' ur.aie I" p.-.y tuem. Fr-:n this re view cf t.;l t'.. re.-:.-j:';es trota wLi-.h rev-isa can Le expect"'!, it is manifes'. that the totil sum c.-'li.cted eath jeur is inadequate by lucre than one-bait' t meet tbe toUl turn ct es-f-.tufiled yearly txjii rji'ureK. Tbe committej takes the emphatic p.t:on that it is patent to aii that taxation must bo re Jjoed within the ability of tba r.-coi:le to uy, are! the city to collect and ini-ut on sweepirjg r-.l'cti n in th txpensts of t'uo city govern rutut. Like Memphis, Mobile is besst with m.in'LniUM's, which is th ruinaud abouiii.a t.on of the hoae?t fjx-payer. The committee fays: "Many sails have been instituted in the Fe b-ral courts, in some of which jjdg- 1 leiitfl have been obtained, to enforce tbe col 1 'ction cl which writs of mandamus have been issued, by which our city and its people are nO' torey harassed, for larjje amounts of property are advertised for sale on this ac count. Many mere judgments will no doubt follow, unless some remedy can be provided Under the combined pressure of those embar- rayoirjtnts we Cud the present city govern ment broken down." The committee rec- ommenJed the funding of the city debt at the following rtc of interest: For the first ten years two per ce&t , for tho second ten years three per cent., then until the maturity of the debt tour percent. This jropcsition is reported as acceptable to the creditors. In conclusion the committee says: Firt We recommend an absolute repeal of the present city chartei with iU amend ments, and then the appointment of a com miKsion ot three persons, into whose hands shell pass all property and asseti of the de funct corporation ot every description. These commissioneis should be endowed with the power to compromise and settle upon an equitable basis, all taxes and claims due from the tax-payers to the present corporation at the time ot its dissolution. Out of the pro-ceed-i of such assets the commissioners should be instructed to pay first, the floating debt of the city before any other debts aro paid, and then to hold and administer tbe property and assets as a trust tor the benefit of the ci editors at large. Second We recommend that the legisla ture be then requested to create a new cor poration, separate and distinct from th one now existing, whose cardinal features shall bs as follows: We recommend 1. Tht the legislative power of the new corporation to? vested in one body composed of eight members. 2. llvat the executive power of the new corporation be vested in a mayor and such subordinate officers as he may be authorized to appoibt; said mayor to be chosen as follows: The legislative body created by the rjfw charter shall select a presiding officer, who shall be tx (jjicio the mayor. 3. That tue judicial power of the new cor poration be vested in a recorder with the ap propriate cr-minal jurwdiction. 4. That tho new corporation be endowed with the power aad instructed to assume tbe debts of tb defunct corporation, upon such terms, conditions and limitations as its re sources shall warrant. b. That the charter of the new corporation contain a limitation forbidding the new gov ernment to expend in any one year, in ad ministrative expenses, mora than two hun dred and twenty-five thousand dollars. 6. That the rate of tixolion be so limited in the new chaiter vt to exceed in any one year one and c ai quarter per cent. 7. lnat the new corporation oe torbidden to contract any original debt in excess of the &um of fifty thousand dollars. 8. Thai the new charter contain the best t;ix law that can be devised for the prompt and uniiorm collection of taxes. 9. That the new corporation bo required to assume the basis of assessment employed by the State and counry, sulject to revision by the board. 10. t hat the charter of the new corporation provide that a certain sum be set apait each vear out of the gross turn to be collected, suf ficient for the p r. ment of ail interest that may become due ia that year, and that such pro rata poition bi deducted by the t.ix-col-leetor Irom every sum collected by him, and nt or.ce be deposited in a special depository to be named by the board, tor the benefit, ol the debt alone. And that a special jurisdiction, 10 be named in the new charter, be empow ered to enforce the execution of the provision 11. That the new enrpcration be endowed its complete existence. When this new organization is put into operation, we think that all the great ends which fthould be kept constantly in view for the relief of our cv ;r taxed people can be ac complished. First The iucubus cf Lack taxes, which lays like a pall upon nearly all property in the city, can be removed ty settlements diwi a just, basis of compromise within the ability of all. Str oud i'he cost of U10 debt will be so greatly reduced so far as the yearly interest is concerned as to be within cur ability to provide for it. And at the same time the prircipal will remain unimpaired. Third The current expenses will be re duced within a limited sum, so as to prevent extravagance, but yet a sufficient sum will re mmn tor an economical and effective govern ment. 1 be result of these economies should enable us to conduct the new government, every ex penditure included, upsn a yearly bais which should net exceed one hundred and seventy thousand dollars per annum. This will make possible the great end to be attained, the reduction cf taxation. The limit beyond which the new corporation can not go will be cue and one-fourth per cent. We adopted this limit tor tbe ereat-.r caution, but we have made our calculations upon the basis ot one per cent, on the State and county assess ment, which we hope will be sufficient to sup ply all the wants of tba new government. Under this moderate rate of taxation we hope and think that the value of the property will return to its normal stat?. In our delibera tions the greatest harmonv and unanimity have prevailed. A'l the difficult questions of law and policy have been preseuted to us, have been patiently considered, and every result to which we have arrived, has beeu adopted without one dissenting voice. We siacerely hope that we are about to begin a new life, in which improving orospects shall tako the place of the general depression by which we are now surrounded. These facts and figures will be interesting to the people cf ilemphis, who, like those of Mobile, are about to be impoverished by writs of mandamus. Tho people of Memphis are suffering and demanding relief. We recoil at the idea of repealing the city char ter, and cannot yet favor a scheme so radical in its operations. But, if this be the only means by which to eave the rropeity of an overburdened peopio from confiscation, we shall favor it. The situation ia apalling. The taxes raised by the writs of mandamus fall with a heavy baud upon prompt men. So sooa as they pay one, another takes its place. Nothing is ruAi.zod from the delinquent tax payers; and, if this quintessence of wrong this lever ot oppression ana confiscation, is to continue, the indebtedness of the city will be paid off by those who promptly respoad to every assessment and the call of the 'tax-gatherer. A people thus harassed and oppress.'d cannot long escape the poor house. When a city a great city with r. bright lu'.ure, and boasting ot its civiliza tion repeals its charter, it looks like lapsiu; back into ba.iudr.sin. Lut this dire evil is preferable to a city of paupers, which our property-holders will soon become, unless the grinding heel of the tax-gatherer be lifted from their necks. When the ship is sinking, to save life, everything, however valuable, is cast overboard, and the people ot Memphis propose to save themselves, eveu if they have to throw c-TCi board the city charter, which is the medium ot spawning writs upon the tax-payers from day today, which, if persiiled in will do for Memphis what tho yellow fever failed to do destroy it. The next two montus are pregnant with important events, involving the fate of Memphis. We shall watch the developments with eageraess. As the lnend of law and order, we shall stick by the city charter so long R3 there is a remote possibility of an honorable adjustment of the city debt. Every means should be exhausted in arriving at a satisfac tory settlement of the djbt, based upon our ability to pay, and, in view of the situation, justice to the creditor. There must be a change; there will b a change. A Tile Viscount. The British aristocracy continue to indulge in scandalous freak", 'ibis advertisement ap peared in the Homing Pott: "I, Vifcount Maidstone, will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Viscountess Maidaten-2." It appears, however, that the noble viscount has not a penny to his name, while his wife haa a comfortable income of her own. The advertisement was inserted by his lordship for the purpose of throwing dis credit upon the lady and getting square with h.3r for some lamily differences. THE V. M. U. A. SHOCKED. A Washington Iorident-.aked Slo&cl in thr hrlbtiann' Build ing flow Jlodeln are Ob tained in W&nhlnfttOB. Washington l'os! : It is not generally known that there has been formed in this city a cla-s of young artist who are study ing from living models. The attempt made la-t winter to carry into execution an idea of this kind was only pirtialiy successful, but through the energetic efforts of Mr. E. Clar ence Mtsser, the president of the ciub, the plan has received a promising inauguratios. The ciaes wa3 toruied a few weeks ago, and rcoms were rented in the Young Men's christian association building. These were fitted up in a suitable manner and at some rxpense. Gasl ghts v.tre airanged around he room so as to throw the best liifht upon the easels of tbe artist students, and at the same time to show off the model to the best advantage. These necessary improvements were completed last week, and the class at once took possession of its rooms. They had only worked two nights, when the Young Men's christian association seemed to have become enlightened as to what the artists were doing, and in holy horror at having naked figures exposed in their building, even for the purpose of art, immediately served notice upon tbe club, who wi re forthwith compelled to vacat. They have now secured rooms in the St. Cloud buildintr, at the cor ner of Ninth and F streets, where thry hope to Btudy and paint unmolested. A reporter of the Pot interviewed yester day Mr. George W. Forsberg, a well known artist and a member of the club, from whom some interesting facts were gained concern ing the purposes of the organization, and about the living models. ' How many members has the club?" ask ed the Post. "We have now about twenty, was the reply. "They are young men who have painted from life in London, Paris and Ber lin while abroad, and who wish to continue their studies at home. Y'ou know that last winter we formed such a club here, but it was not very well known, and we had but few members." ( "How do you obtain your models?" "We havo a committee who is appointed to select them. Of course anybody and everybody would not do, for we must have only those who forms ere perfect in eveiy particular. Applicants for the position are examined by tbe committee, and if they suit they are at once engaged." "But do you not have some difficulty in gettinjr applicants?" "We have mere trouble here in Washing ton than we would have in New York or Philadelphia. In those cities there are men and women who are trained for this work, and are models by profession, but here nothing of the kind exists. "Are not your models necessarily selected from the de.mi-monder 'Not at all: for while we have many ap plications from that class, we refuse all of them. On the contrary, our model at present is a woman of respectability, who has taken this 11 d because she has no other worK Sometimes no one but the committee know who the model is. Last wiuter the female model we had sitting for us wore a mask, and I would not know her on the 6treet were I to see her now. "How much do you pay these models?" "We pay the men from two dollars to two do ars and nltv cents per niiint; out tue women are paid as hieh as three dollars for each sitting. The models are posed be hind a screen to represent the subject we want to sketch. This screen ia then re moved and we go to work. The models re main in position for about half an hour, and then rest tor ten or htteen minutes. "Have you applications from ladies to join vour class r - "Y'es, certainly; but at present we have voted to exclude tbem. I know of the daughter of a cabinet offi ier, and another of an honored scientific professor, recently de ceased, who are studying privately from liv- inf models. "Do vou think this familiarity wittt a total absence ot costume 19 lojutious to tne morai3 of the vounsz men f "ISO at all; tor the artists come to tne class to sketch or naint and leave. They do not sneak to the models, and nono of them would ever sacrifice his social position fer all of tbem are known in society circles by com- mit'iag any misdemeanor. In Germany, where I studied, wo had a professor, who. before we commenced to woik, would give us a lesson en the physiology of the body, ex plainintr to the class the names nnd uses cf tho muscles, tc. We have no professor here, but are going to secure the services 01 one as soon as possible. HiMlteason ncatarca. New I Y'ork Herald, 6th: "After several months' treatment at the New Jersey aavlum for the insane Orville L. Grant, Ex President Grant's brother, was removed thence yesterday to ihis h-ime at Elizabeth His reason, which was sadly shattered by over-work, has been sufficiently restored to warrant the step. He is far from being en tirely sound in mind, but it is thought that the ouiet and care of his home and the ten der ministrations of his wife and mother may pecure complete mental health. Physic ally Mr. Giant is represented to be quite ro bu.it." Ex-President Grant's Proposed Trip Aronoa the w orla Washington, December 8. There is offi cial authority for the statement that Ex President Grant will' not take passage m the Ticonderosra and become adviser of Commo dore Shuteidt in hi3 rovinar diplomatic mis sion, nor take passage in that vessel for any purpose. The Richmond, which is being fitted out to be flagship of Rear-Admiral Pat terson, commanding the Asiatic station, will soon sail from this country, and the expecta tion is that General Grant will join her at Villa Franche and proceed therein to Hong Kong, via Suez canal, an invitation having been extended to General Grant to make this trip, and his reply was a thankful acknowl edgment thereof, without expressing a proba bility of its acceptance. His visit to Russia will have no diplomatic sign ficance. Poorb.ou.S3 Ilararil-Meet ins; Jlanufuet urers. of Clear CnicAao, December 8. A dispatch from Davenport, loura. says the Washington county poorhouse wa3 burned this evening, with all of its contents and five of the twenty six inmates. The fire was not discovered in time to make any effort to save the propetty. Tho superintendent, Mr. Robertson, nearly lost his life in bis endeavors to save the in mates, being finally carried from the building insensible. His wife was sick with lung fever, and is now in a dangerous condition from excitement and exposure. Loss to the property, eight cr ten thousand dollars; in surance, fcrty-two hundred dollars. A meeting of cigar manufacturers was held in this city to-day, at which resolutions were passed indorsing the action of the New York makers, and advocating the tenement bouse ystem. It is proposed to make the action general throughout the country. The Bonanza Sllneft. San FitANCisco, December 8 The Chronicle to-day publishes a seven-column Couituunica'.ion from 'Squire P. Dewey, in reply to the ttitement emanating from the Bonanza firai published on the tweutv-sixth of last May. Dewey's delay in replying is attributed to the fact that on the twenty seventh of May he left the city for the east and Europe, from whence he has recently re turned. The article reviews at length the management of the Bonanza mines, and the macipu'ation of the market by the firm, from the writer's standpoint, Dewey having entered into opposition to the Bonanza men with a view to becoming a director of the Bank of California, and while admitting that he made e-ff-rs ot compromise, as stated in the publication of the Bonanza firm, claims that the terms and spirit were distorted and falsified in their statement. The bulk of the communication is a bitter arraignment of the whole business policy and course of Flood & Co., which is denounced as an outrage upon the shareholders of the mines and the com munity at larire. Kews from linaton About Kx-President Gram's Future Jlovemeulx. Dispatch to Nw York Times. Boston, December 3. The fact that a movement is on foot to give General Grant a series of brilliant receptions in eastern cities, on his return from Europe, is just made pub lic, thcuzh it w:i3 intended to keep it from the public for a while longer, until arrange ments were more thoroughly perfected. He will arrive by the American line at Philadel phia, and if the present programme is car ried out, alter aa informal welcome there, wiil come direct to Boston to attend the first ct tbe series ot receptions. Every effort is making to keep the political element in the background, and to give the reception an en tirely non-political appearance. To this end efforts are making to interest leading and foremost citizens, without any regard to party, in each city in the movement. In this city it is said that the committee of arrange ments will include the best citizens, some of them strong anti Grant men, so far as the Presidency is concerned. Amonir other fea tures will be a grand ball. It is intended to invite the Marquis of Lome and the Princess Louise to bo present, and it is believed they wiil come, as the former is said to haye ex pressed a desire to meet the general in his own country. Following the Boston recep tion will come the New York and Pniladel- phia receptions. Those who appear to be informed in tho matter, and who believe that there is more of politics behind the movement than is admitted, say that Boston is chosen as tbe first place ot reception be cause here Grant has found some of hit sharpest critics, and the third term no aid or comfort. It is argued that the effect of a successful reception in. this city the social event ot the season, under the management of tbe Brahmins would be great throughout the country, and, with others following in New York and Philadelphia, set Grant on the track in good style. Wtether or not the suspicion that politics are behind tbe move ment is well grounded, it is undoubtedly the fact that some of tbe Boston gentlemen in teresting themselves in the movement are not acting to advance political schemes. Probable Consolidation ot Kailroads Mnow-Mtorm. Kte. St. Louis, December 8. It is announced here that negotiations for the consolidation rf the Chicago and Alton, and St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago railroads are in progress, and have advanced so far that the consummation of the project may le pre dicted with safety. The completion of a road which will give the latter line a connection with Omaha, it is eaid. is about all that de lays the carrying out of the plan. The con solida'ion will bring fifteen hundred miles of rai'road under oae management. John Mullen, formerly owner of a rolling mill in Pittsburg, was arrested here last night by United States Deputy Marshal Goe9t, oj the charge of concealing his assets from the assignee in bankruptcy. He will be taken to Pittsburg fer trial. A enow and Bleet storm set in here last night, the first of the season, and turned to heavy rain. Snow fell yesterday all along the railroads from here west, extending to Andine, Kansas, the center of the storm apparently being at Andine, in the vicinity of Kansas City, where it was ten inches deep last night. Max Strakosch's opera troupe closed a very successful two weeks engagement here last night and left for Louisville this morning. The marked features of the season were the debut of Anna Salone Hill and the appear ance of Litta, both of whom mat with warm and cordial greetings, and established them selves here as favorites. Miss Kellogg au thoritatively announces that immediately after closing this season, she will depart for Eu rope, where she expectB to remain two or three years. EXTRAORDINARY GA in KREMER, illinery Stock BEAUTIFUL TRIM.3IED HATS For 8. S3 and St. Beautiful Trimmed Hats, S5, 86, S7, Extraordinary Bargains. French Hats for $H. V and 10. Parts Pattern Hots, 812, 813, 814. tbe Gieatest Bargains ever odered. Children's Hats and Boys' Caps, PO and 75c, and SI, ivry cheap.' fell Hats, 25, 50 and 7-oc, and $1. Extraordinary BargalDg in Feathers, Wings, ) lowers, Etc., Kte. We sell them now at about half prlc. Velvets, Plushes, Gilt Cords, Orna ments, ut iM'f price, to close out st'.en. WOADFJIFUL BAKGJIS IN XJX'cli. Caeliraoros 42 Inch wide Cashmere", all wool, extra good, HO, H5. 75 and 80J. Ext. a One and good, 85c Very best. SI per yard; and Something liner tlmu ever before seen here f or S 1 25 per j ard. CASHMEHES are greater tfiaii any other limine on the American Con tinent can offer them. CLOAK 4 AND C'IE1CLTJL.ARS Son at Cot! Splendid Cloaks, 84. S4 50 nnd S5. E.egani Cloaks, $ti, S7 and 9h. Manorial Cloaks, SB 50. S7 50, S8. Magnltleent Cl. aks. 810, 911,812. The handsomest Cloaks only $15, wo th 25. Dolmins, 810,812 and 815. Dolmans, Sri 5, $17 anil $iy. WOXDF.BFIL CLOAKS WAT HE LOW ANYBODY'S PRICES, TO CLOSE OCT STOCK Opening 31 on da v Stornins:, 175 NEW DOLMANS! Very Cheap! EXTKAOEDINAIir BARGAINS IN Dress Goods, Silks, Etc JUST OPENED! GBEXAT CAMEL'S HAIR CLOTH, Nav Blue, (jieen and Brown. ?fti?B LADIES CLOTHS, AH Wool, very Cheap! LOVELY V3TIGS,for Ladies' Costumes, Just becelved! COME & BUY GREAT BARGAINS AT - KREMER, HERZOG & CO'S, 253 and 235 MAIN ST. State Female College EXEECISES WILL BE RESUMED On Monday, December 2, 1878 E5?F3cultT and organization snlmlnntiaiw m heretofore. Bit?. II. IV. COI.HXH.Pregiaent. MATTRESSES AND FURNITURE Made and Repaired bv 31 Heeond Htree-t. Memphis Cooperage AM Manufacturing Com'y. OX A5D AFTER OVEMBKK FIRST WE will be able to fill all orders for OIL-BAR-REL3. MOLA33EH-BAHRKI.3. KRuK.nl ll sizes, and dt AlK COOPERAGE, In ar.y quantity. We have succeeded In getting a large stock of the ursv iu.. lertu on nana oerore we were coinpellea to suspend operations on account of the piev-dllng ri'iunuiv. ah u. ... . s nuuremcu 10 me oecreuiry, r"o. MtirtJ-oo Hireet, will, after the above date, secure prompt attention. Memphis Cooperaga &. MTg Co. W. J. Me hrkmott. Heeretary. C. W. METCALF. S. P. WALKER Jletcalf & Walker, ATTORNKTS-AT-LAW, 279 Main f . (Walker Eloefc), Memphis THB firm of WOODRFFF 4 CO. was dissolved by tne death of W. C. Woodruff, on the 30. h day vi Augu.!. in.n. in uraer iv nuin uo tne nusiness of said pirtnershlp, the large stock of goods now on hand I offr r for sale at greatly reduced prices. The SIOUK consists 01 Coach , Kockaways. I'ark I'heatnn, Haggle, and all the various styles of carriages usually kert In a t'arr a-e Repository, together w.th a large stock of carriage material ot eveiy description. Persons In oant of such goods will save money by examining this stock before purchasing el-iewhere. A. WOODRUFF, Surviving Partner. JNO. JOBM3TOM. J. N. FOBD JOHNSTON & FOJXI, ATTOEXETS-AT-LAVT, No. 40 Madlnon jst HERZOC&CO.S J. R. GODWl.V. L. I). . i n nnntAi&i j.n.uuuvviim Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 335 Front street, corner Union, Memphis. Particular attention given to the liantllinsof cotton vrliile in iied AXDBEW 8TEWABT. AXDItK W Sen Orleans, STEW1RT, I WHOLESALE GROCERS, COTTON FACTORS Nos. 35G and 358 Froot St., Memphis, Temi. AI Stewart Brothers & Go. Cotton Factors and Commission Ivlercliaiits, New Orleans, Louisiana. IMPORTER WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS, No. 14 Union Street, Memphis, Temi. FULPilER, (SUCCESSORS TO SLEDGE, JIcKAI & WliOIiEQATjIil Grocers, botton Factors And Commission Merchants, "rV. 371 anil 373 Main street. Sfeisinliis. Tenn. T O At Wholesale, Wheeler, Pickens &Co 348 31ain Z. 97. i:8Tr,St, Iate Kales. Jb'Izer & Co SUCCESSORS TO Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors And Commission Merchants, Noa. 11J and 13 Union Street, Ienvpnis, Harpmann B aianafactarera. Importers and Jobbers of Cigars, Chewing, Smoking Tobacco and Pipes Ho. 2S6 31 u in Street, JJomphis, Tenn. Pabtifs wl.hinp to rurchase anT of th t:b vo articles should give us a call before purchasing else where. LO PRICLo iiiiioor;oorK3 i. our niulu. Notices-Dissolution of Partnership. rpHK business of hoover Jk W lller was dissolved j. w un n am iil wiluji iiii.L.i'K. I ue DiiSiness Kill ue continued under the name or it. H. CiJOVER CO. T"0eo1ng the old firm will p'ease c ill and settle, and those who may hava claims against me urm 01 i;uuviu x aiiLL.ii.it, will please h o LUMBER And 3IannfactnrerM of DOORS, SASH, A fcinds or Building Materials Tuml.shd at short ,-un,iKD nuuiu uu won iu iiiniraro UUT lllla O. L. BTED & CO ewelers and S75 9!ain W. B. HALBKE.1TH. J. 31. FOWLHKH. otton 11 Union Street, Memphis. AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED CHAMPION COTTON' GIN AND IIULLEK HaTC Uemoved to their New and Spacious liuildin?, 334 MAIN STUKET, WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, Will be conducted on a Larger Scale than ever before. They will be glad to see all their Friends and Customers at 1 etr new store. 8UI0N FEUCHT. JACOB BLOCK. HOIK AGKATa FOR TUE CELEBRATED '-POSSIJI HOLLOW UlsTILLKRW FEUCHT & BLOCK, WHOLESALE LIQUORS AND CIGARS, . "ZlZSSu, i N0.314 FRONT STREET. MEMPHIS. TENN. J. T. FARGASON. JAMES el. is E BMm WHOLESALE and Cotton rocers 3G9 Front and 32 Clinton Ht., emphiR. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, SOO FBOST On and after this date onr Office and Warehotu. will full solicit CONSIGNMENTS OB COTTON. M. MeCALLl II. P. If. IIAVLF.V. Memphis. Sfeaaphls. QWY U9Q A 3&3&34 J3nF AND DEALER IN CO.) TT s o M a Street. JA31EM U. tOA., Biemphis. p.stks. PIZEB & COJ Tenia ro. on the 13th day of Ser tember, 1x78. on account e them with the underslg .ea surviving partner. .11. ii. j,ov;if Ml-LLISS, Jr. s. CO mm k no furl? 00 uuuwimdb. 5 DEALERS BLINDS, ETC, mile and of best mnlerfals. Parties desiring to OlLH;ri UtMOIO purCUclSLTlg eiSoUvUClC. Silvers Street. VT. J. CliAWfOBU. Factors, A. HUNT. C. C. HEIN, Factors STEEEX. b. onan. Ws are ready for boalneu, and respect mith 00 Cotton Ginning HAYDEN & CO., Cor. Poplar and Fourth Streets, MemphlR, Tenn. "V7E have opned our Gin House, and respectfully V so:iclt ihe patronasreof our customers r,d f Mends. We have P' tour itins In tine running order, and are stl-.tled ihat no other Gins In the city can surpass us In ti ming out and quality of Sample. Sachs turnlslied to a-.i lesponslble parties to ship to our (iln. All Cotton cut-signed to us will be Insured while on liver and in Uin House. n tvnf!ii a ro. Grand Re-Qpening. rPnR FLORAL ESTABLISH VENT of tbe late L FUtl lOKBELSJ on Second street, near Beale, U now open, and Ladles and Gentlemen are cordlallv lnv ted to come at d loek at the beautiful displat of rowrrs. All kinds of Floral designs, such as Wreaths, Crosses. Stars. Crowns, Bouquet and Baskets made to order at thort notice, In the most artlsilo style. Cot Flowers Always on Hand. THEODORE OOE9ELS. Administrator on KsttUe of F. Uoebels. JT. B. All persons indebted to F. Goebels. de-C-ased. will plense come to wa'd and settle Immedi ately, ard a! I to whom F. Goebels was Indebted will bring ihelr claims proierlf -sworn to. T. GOEBULS, Administrator. Memphis, tksn.. November . 178- IOUIS ILA.XGiJG'S Southern Corset Manufactory, WHOLESALE A RETAIL. SH3 31 A IN MT. -:-K-- - '-"ay PEN again with the lar-v-W-.'-mU gest stock of r Kew lines of Abdomen Cor i'ry st. Nursing Corsets. Inva lid s crsets, werley corsets. Misea' Corsets, extra stout Corsets; lmpr. ved Abdomen Supporters, Shoulder Braces and skirt Supporters. Best Corset Steels lu the city; Whalebone Corset Lace and Pads HOOTS SEXT C. O. D. : LL1VAJ. Fiaheriy & Sullivan, UNDERTAKERS, S17 teecoiid Street, near Monroe METALLIC A-N"D WOODEN BURIAL CASES end CAE-kits. Elegant Bobee, Gents' Suits and Co lin TrimLilnga. Orders by telegraph sent promptly C.on t3rwiMl Rttentlnn nM to tmlwlmlng. Lit W3 Jt THOMAS, Boiler Makers and Steamboat Blacksmiths. BLACKSMITHING of .LtJf rv H. all kinds Copper, t , 7-T!f'v "SifWl and Sheet Ironworkers, r v,-lJf iLTr'-X,' nenr tlie river, M Ell PHIS. Tenn., All wotfc done promptly, day or night. Teims cash. BeetaVuoe, No. uo Promenade. Our shop will be open dally from this date, all or ders ror woik will be promptly attended to. October 15. 1K7K. LKWIS THOMAS. NOTICE. WE bave reopened our f tore, and will continue business as usual, receiving dally Fiush Goods, S'icb as Apples, On ons. Pot .toes. Cabbage, Kraut, P.ckles, Bli tTEB, Eigs. Cheese, Oranges, lemons, Nuts, etc., etc., which we oiler low to the trade. Srb & Co PRODUCE COMMISSION ilERCHANTS, No. 2S FEONT ST., MEMPHIS, TENN. Consignments will receive prompt attention. DISSOLUTION. ryHE firm of A. W. Newsom Ca Is this day dls- JL. BU1VCU. Co-Partner ship. A. W. N"ewoni Is this dny admitted as a partner in ma nrai or i. uwuutiM iuo. L. LAWHORN, A. W. NEWSOil. Late A. W. N'owsom 4 Co. L. LAWHOBN. L Uv;horn & Co., General Commission Merchants AND Dealers in Prsduce, T.EKP constiint -y "on hand, App'es, Potatoes, l v. Onions. Reans. Hominy. Grits. Butter. Cheese. F.gtrs, Drle'J Fruits Cabbage, Kraut, Pick'es, Pigs rm, CW., t'onslsnnients nml Orders Mnllrffed. FfESl lOOO pkgs, Slanafactnred Tobacco, nil grades una styles. 500 pkvs. Mmoklog Tobacco. 80O.OOU Cixars, all trade. 1500 eases ranned Frolts and Vege tabic. ISO cases Hardiaes and Malrnoo. 4WO boxes mild Factory Cheese. SOO boxes Jellies and Preserves. SOO boxes fresh Crackers ana Bis cuits. With a full line of Groceries and Liquors of every description, at GJMerlfsBros Corner Front nnd I'rtinn. PLUMBING, Gas Fitting, Cliamlfelifrrs, as Pipe and Fittings, WATER and STEAM PIPE, Sewer Pipe, Pumps, Hydrants, Hose, AT BOTTOM PHICE3. J.W. X. BROWNE, 53 S3cond St., Memphis, Tenn. Young Ladies' School ASD No. 190 Third Street. MISS CLAK.V COXWAY, Principal Ll'CY HI LL,. First Assistant. E3y Studies will be resumed Mondav. November 11.1 878. Dramatic Instruction WILL BK GIVEN BY liose P. Thompson to a llmtied number of pupils, at ber residence. No. u:t Madiiwm street. Applications can be mad4 to her at one?, as above. Esq. E. W. Caldwell HAYING returned to his office. No. 12 We?t Court street, viitn a r.rom. t a- d etil Itnl force, ron- l.-tl-g or Captain C. T. bMIfil, Deputy Pbeilff. will iiiks cuarge or anu collect ail claltua lnliustedto blni or to his oft!, e. Weber rianos and other first-class PIAKOS and OlICiJAWS For sale Very Low for Cash, or on easy terms to good customers Planes and Organs for rt nu E. Witzmann & Co., No.233 Second rog Jlemphis. New Crop Grass Seeds AND G-AHBEN SEEDS FOB FALL SOTHNQ. A LSD, a full line of Fruit Trees and Kvengreens ln.t thih ved AC I OTIO HCHWII.Ii . CO.'", 1 I 223 itAIA eTHIET, under WonUain boos, ' ( flip EeceMs. PRATT, I RW jtNTotions,IIosiery MEN'S FIIKXISIS2r OOI, 32 MAIN STREET - - MEMPHIS, - - 329 MAIN STREET The Onlv Motion Jolt'oins Ilonwe in 3IemphiM. 0 M HUH SUCCESSOR TO Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES, FANCY GOODS, ETC., XO. 1 C1AKKS 91 .VRMLS ISLGCa'. ME PHIS, TE.. Wholesale Clothing, 269 Slain at . (Opposite Conrt Square) JI em pli I, Tenn. A LL orders from country Merchants entrusted Lowell Mantel prires. if. T. PORTER. W. V. PORTER, TAYLOR & CO. COTTON No. 300 Front Street. Kptweon fladiann nnd Mnxi rrp Itt r i. Tnnepf. Wliolosalo BOOTS 319 MAES STREET, WE have again orned our house In Memphis, and are recelvlcg direct from Boston a lare stock or Boots and Shoes, fresh from the ractorlrs, and solicit the pstrona.? of our old customers and the Country Trade generally. Our Boston bouse Kill now be closed until the Spring Trade op;ns. All communications should now be addressed to us at Memphis. G-oodlDar Oo. R. Ij. Cochran. H. A.Uatrlier. Cochran Li nASl'FVCTFKLKS OV Lumber, Lath and Shingles, Doors, Hash aad Blinds, and all kinds of EPacUins Boxes. Office and Yard, foot or Washington St. Saw and Planing Hills, "orth end ITaTj- Yd. Memphis, Tcniicsspr. J. H. M'DAVITT. B. M. STBATTON. H. STRATTON HAVE UK01'IiM:i WITIi A FBESa SCFPIsY OF FINE STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, SUUAI. COFFEE, FI.017IS, HH1TS, LABD, ETC. Our Brands of Flour: The King. White Eon. Our Ec!. Oir Gold Dust. Sol' BU'na Hour Eelf Blslng Buckwhea'. Charm Baking Powders. Cheese nd Cracker.; aNo. t or l'n ana DomesUc Canned Goods, Sirups, iioiasses. Cheese, Crackeis, hais:ns, Nuts, Fm.ts, Etc. M. C FEAItCE, PlPApgTO aiifo s ran Cotton fastors and Coniniission Merchants Ns. Front street, Memphis, Tcaiu PAKTiCrsri, H .maTHW PAID T TnK W A J.K fts"OTT,01 nT SlllfWi & S Ka! Wfiei 750 Brls. "Nelson Distillery" Fire-Copper SPRING OF 1373 - uDDBrlsTiiisscelilislBf FREE AND TN BOI-JB W. W. ny. John H Wholesale Grocers 0fl nA 00 vvr ta.CA mvj ill? A. YACCAity. If. VACCA5C. A, fi. ViCCAEO. A. VAC O ASO & GO,. IMPORTERS LS'O IfEALLItS IS WINES, LIQUORS & OIGARS, wo. 324 Front B. S. JONES. Jonoe, Brown I Co., COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Are now open and ready to attend to all business lntnntd to th!r cr.re. Liberal Advances mde on r. tonlnt-u or Tran-.lt BAGUIN.4. TIK-. a.. PI. tX r ATI. FVlrl.l Che!i st I.T, M aViTeUiaS. Mr. Irbj Bord ha9 been AdniiUr i as a Partner in r.nr hntmpco fmm vnmi.. . A. 31. BOYli. ALSTON k M. HaTeEmoTed to 836 Front Street, corner UnionRooms C, ;dnlstniW 8, Magnolia Block. Hare nerer Closed during the Kpidemi. N & CO LKINS. F. II.CLAKK k CO., 5AMTBR, Furnishing Goods, Hats. to mj care will be fiSIedwlth promptness and at the TAYLOR. G. W. MACRAE. M&MPHSS, TEX1V. 31. A, Cerhraa. J. . DL'NSCOilB. S. H. DUN SCO 113, JB, I CO., L. B. SUGGS. iSl S? Jt? til V?r YS - '74 - - '75 - - 76 - 77 JHllard. It. I. Coflln. T3 i and Gotton Factors, A. jl TVT run. ij a JJJ-tiliiUXllS. street. S3exs.pbin. W. BHOWJi " v j vua . , . ii. .rri A. M. BOYD & SAHar ii'mt. BOVO. IV tln Mi Co., tice. 03ed by th$ as Bdralal- rlce Is here to prti . W. Mlll-, are reuuesud, J, '4 i