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5?"l SrriqT)AYi:-DECMBERa8. 1879. 1 Tue "reporter beuan to speak about, ner rF" ception in barpe. "Yo'i liked Paris?" "Who could help likinR Tans? No singer could there ia musical stimulus in the very atmosphere. It is a pleasure to sing for those audiences they are so enthusiastic and re sponsive." "But. you do not like them better than you dons?" "On, no, indeed. I am a very good Amer ican, you know; there could be no country like my own to me. But musically. I mean. We are not yet a musical people. There is a great deal of taste and a growing teeling of what is good, bet it is confined to certain classes. There it is everybody the common people. They know so rell what is good, and are so quick to recognize the best pas sages in a perlormance." "And London audiences?" "They are very appreciative also, but dif ferent, of course; not so demonstrative as the Paris audiences. The faces that one ' looks down oa are more impassive; the ap plause is perhaps not so ready, but it is heartily accorded to what is really good, and fcometimes it becomes enthusiastic. If one were going to sing all one's life, England is the pi uce to live in." "Why?" "Because the public are so faithful in their likings. A place Von there is permanent. It the people once like yon, they go on liking you, and are not apt to abandon their favor ites." "You began singing in London?" "Yes; I sang in London all the first winter I was abroad. I went from there to Switzer land for mv vacation, and later to Paris' "Where we were all very proud of your triumphs." "1 was very kindly received. It was very delighttul to sing to those great audiences they are so responsive and sympathetic." "And you will not go into opera?" "No; J shall never leave the concert-room. I am sure that is my place. If I bad ever gooo into optra it would have been in Paris, where I was offered a position in the grand opera. That wad a temptation." "We have heard a great deal in the pr.pers about your enssement. Miss Tbursby," said the reportt r with some embarrassment. - "My engagement with -Mr. Strakosch?" on id tbn ldy with no embarrassment at all. 'That ia" "No, no! Not your engagement with Mr. Strakotcb. Your marriage engagement." "Oh, there ia not the slightest foundation for that, 1 assme you. I have no intention of being married." The reporter's thoughts reverted naturally to Mr Henry Giltig atd Miss Thursby'a last day in England. "You sang last at the American Ex change?" "Yes; that was my last singing there. I sailed the same day. It was the occasion, you know, of the American flag being placed tn the building for the first time, and we wera patriotic as well as musical. Previous to that I had .been singing for nearly forty nights in succession." "Where were you last in England?" "The last four weeks I sang at the Here ford festival. And the festivals at Bristol, at Iverpool and London. At Hereford Mr. Sullivan conducted his own oratorio, The Light of the World. Ihave sung only his serious muiic so far." "It seems very odd to us, who know him so entirely through Pinafore, that he should ever havi "written any serious music." "Tit Light of the World is a grand ora torio. I sang in it at the Hereford festival." "When do you go west?" "Not nntil January. Mr. Strakosch would like to have me go to California.- I do not know yet." "Snail you ?o back to Europe?" "Yes; -to England, in .the spring. You know I came home to sing at the Boston , festival, and I came over this fall because I : did not wunt to cross the ocean later in the season. I may sing at the Cincinnati festi val it is not yet decided. Alter that I shall go abroad again." Our American singer, who has- won suoh instant and hearty recognition abroad, is of medium night, with a pleasant face and uc atlected charm of manner that sent the re porter away as enthusiastic as a Paris audi ence. The conceit this evening at Lincoln hall will be the musical event of the season, and has been anticipated with much pleasure by niu.no lovers. The company Mr. Strakosch brings is composed of artists whose reputa tions are well known, and the programme provides music of a quality and variety that leave nothing to be desired. A Chlaeae Idea. Sanitary Engineer: "The Chinese who bave furnished us with one of the most pop alar ot our social customs ts everbady is aware, seem bent in spite of Dennis Kearney to furnibh us with some more. One of their old customs-was, and perhaps is, that family doctors should btve pay as long as they pre vented disease and kept people well; and that it should be stopped in case of sickness and during the continuation of it. To some this may seem rather wise, and to some rather otherwise. But the fact is ttut a physician of Sprinufield, Massachusetts, has agreed with about titty patients to give them pre ventive advice, and to ket'p thorn ufo und sound for a certain regular rate of payment, and to forfeit such payment during the con tinuance of any ailment. At the name time Dr. Utile, in his nbte paper on 'Preventive Medicine, read before the Medical associa tion of Manchester, England, advised that doctors should be paid on something of the same principle that of prevention; and be regarded, in fact, as health officers, with power to make visits, inquiries, etc., without waiting till people had become sick. The idea seems to be a good one, and yet it has its weak points, fajine families might come to regard their doctor as a sort of 'inquisitor, ' since he should ask a great many questions, and give a good many warnings and prohi bit'ons. D j this as it may, it would be a good tbintr tor doctors themselves it their pay should depend on the continued health of the people, considering that the latter are now beginning to team thn truths cf sanitary science, aud to avoid m this way a number of ailments for which they formerly called in the physician, and in fact to do without him in a great degree. And it is a hopeful sign of society as well as a pleasant thing for a great body of the doctors, that this Chinese idea is making itnelt beard, and the mild system of 'prevention,' coming into fashion instead of the 'short, sharp and decisive' mode of tackling a troublesome disease, when it has come to a head and threatens to come to worse. i . -a- . A. Typographical Krror la Coart. my Uity tjnronieie: " .typographical er rors occur very frequently, but they do not often come before a court. A serious error has been discovered in the publication of a law passed by the last legislature of idiahi- gan. The prosecuting attorney of Ingham county recently brouent an action against a saloon-keeper for selling liquor tc minors. In the trial of the case the counsel for the de fense put in a clea thai the act under which the accused was brought could not be applied to the case in Question, and nnon investiga tion it was discovered that the act, as it reads, applies to miners, and not to minors. The attorney securodthe conviction of the liqior seller on the ground of trp intent of the law, ruhtly holding that it was plainly meant to prohibit the sale of liquor to minors. The case has been appealed to the circuit court, nd a decision will probably be sought from the bigheit court of the State. then? rival of the however, the roughs. time resembled that of maniac. entrance bv breaking the class lu door and drawing the bolt. On entering uie car rhev assailed the passengers right and left, making an indiscriminate attnk upon all, unmindful of the frightened shrieks of the ladies and children. The roughs drew pistols and fired in every direction, regardless of consiKiuencea or which of the frightenod occupactJ of the car might be hit by the fly ing buLets. The greatest terror ana conster nation ensued ameng the passengers, and many were prevented with the greatest diffi culty from throwing thennjlves off the train while it was in motion,, ine train men, con sisting of a conductor and brakemsn, were unable -to render any assistance, and all ef forts to exoel the rioters from tbe train before they arrived at their destination, the Relay house, were in vain. On arriving at that point the roughs left, crlnrvinor in their Christmas achievements and making the night-hideous with, tu-ir blasphemous oaths and Bhouts. A gentle man residing in the vicinity of the Relay house was severely cut in tbe face by a stic of wood hurled at him without any provoca tion on his part. A colored woman from El licott City was shot in the neck. The wound bled freely, forming aiool on the fljor of the'i car. A number ot the passengers wtra bruised from blows and more or less icjared. A pas- aeno-pr recognised several or we roatrns. which it is hoped may lead to the arrest and punishment ot the gang." The Vail of Adam.' New York Evening Poet: A recent num ber of the Independent contained the follow ing paragraph : . "We are all taught in our beat schools, by our scientific authorities, almost without ex ception, and we laymen in science are, there fore, compelled to believe, that man was, at least so far as his physical structure is con cerned, evolved from irrational animals. We, therefore, cannot help doubting, as every thinking and scholarly young man in these schools must and does doubt whether the story ot the fait in the first Adam is his toricsl." " The Observer took tho trouble to send a copy of this paragraph to the presidents ot some of our leading colleges for -their views on the subject. Dr. Porter, of Yale college, replied: "The enclosed does -not 'give a correct representation of tbe teaching in this college by our scientific authorities." President M'Coeh writes from Princeton: "In answer to your inquiries I have . to state that we do not teach in this college that man is 'evolved from irrational animals.' I teach that tuan's soul was mada in the im age of God, and his body out of the dust of the ground. I do not oppose development, but an absolute development." President Chadbuurne writes from Williams: ' "The doctrine is not taught here that man, even in bis physical nature, was evolved from ono of the lower animals. Wallace, who claims with Darwin the fcoacr of tbe doc trine known as Darwinism, admits thtit its principles fail when applied to man." President Seelye, ot Amherst, writes with some asperity: "The college does not yet teach groundless guesses for ascertained truths of science. So long as the notion that man is evolved from the monkey has not a single fact to rest upon, and "is in fl it contradiction to all the facta of history, I think we may leave it with tbe sciolists." President Robinson, of Brown university, writes : " We do not teach the doctrine stated in the inclosed slip." " ' The Independent in reply cites tbe evolu tionist teachings of most ot the prominent scientists connected with the institutions mentioned.- It also asks the Observer why the president of Harvard col legs has not been asked for his opinion, and closes by say ing: "We challenge the Observer to find three working naturalists ot repute in tbe United States or two (it can find one in Canada) that is not an evolutionist.". '. - '- sxa tha m J yjn,inn.i I And here's tha Orsiwrl Has gone in debt, I'll bet my lite. If Eve tn Eden stole the fruit. At least sh9 wore iiO al ku suit. And adH-. bad no bills of hers For gains, or lace, or aealakm furs. Oh, nappy thing! oh, peaceful bouts! Of making love and lending (lowers; Tbosimyie blessings Heaven grants Good gracious! Hero's a bill lor pUwtst I'll read no more, they'd drive me wild, I'll bave ray ow.i "petition tiled." We've ridden at the "pace that kills" 1 caanot pay tuese Christmas bi la. rear requested give Hdviae and trie Mom n FfHtnres Life Xold In Harsh Bernhardt. Olive Logan's Paris letter: What a spec tacle we saw last night on tbe Uee of the Francaise! Uernaniw t e chef d' autre of the modern repertoire of the Francaise, and last night, believe me, Sarah Barnhatd: and her valiant coadjutors were on their mettle. During the first tour acts La Bernhardt has little opportunity to be more than a living piece of statuary. What poses! What aban don! Every attitude grace, not a poise of a finger that might not satisfy the eye of a Canova; yet no set grouping, ail case. Thus for tbe tour suppressed acts baran moves, & thing of beauty and repose, tbe latter broken only by the tire of that classio utterance: lou ore my lion, superb and generous: 1 love yon!" But wben the btta act coine?, yoa must prepare to have your nerves shaken. Great heavens, is it possible that such love as this can be only stage-feigning r1 What -mast thw-actor. -Mnnajrt-SiiUv,. be made of. )t. when the curtain fallabe can blandly say, "good evening," and turn his back on this maddening creatore who has been mauling bim with panting breast, and liquid eyts, and half exhausted voice, for nearly an hoar? It mast certainly bs said for Sarah Bernhardt that she has discovered new de partures in the art of kissing. I don't be lieve the man lives whose black hair has been so extensively, thoroughly aud exhaust ively kissed as Mounct-Sully'a has. by Sarah Bernhardt. From the very moment Djana Sol Ends that the plans of tbe conspirators are likely to succeed, and she is not going to have her "Hernani" as much as she thought she was, Bernhardt begins her study of kisses, which certainly includes all the variations andante, allegro eon amore il penseroso, cresendo, and never minumdo, until tbey are both dead, and, presumably, can never get kissed any more. As a kisser Sarah is too numerous to mention. She does not stand on the order of her kissing, but kisses at once. Conventional kissing spots are agreeable, but not isdispensible if not bandy. For instance, when "Uernam" is using his hps to abuse bis enemies with, and, therefore, is obliged to borrow them for a little while from Sarah; sire employs the time putting kieses all over him, like the but tons on the jacket of the page in Coutin Joe. She stands on her tip-toes for Mounet-Sully is over six feet tall to ki?s the rear central lock on the apex of his cranium; leaving her hands clasped up there, she goea on an ex enrsion with her scarlet lips in the interstices of his neck frill. When hampered by tbe conventionalists of unpbilosophic wearing ap parel, against whose absurd trammels Carlyie's sage protested so valiantly (man being according to the Teufelbdroeck theory, a naked and net a clothed animal), she finds no more man to kiss,-she simply falls to kissing bis wardrobe. She puts her loving head upon his arm, and kisses all the velvet and ratin thereabouts; she winds herself around his waist and kisses every puff on the front of h doublet. And when at last he kus assujlted witb, the persistency of a besieger batteiixg a fortress heds on her bis noble smile, And lifting bis kieaicg slenderling right on Ser feet, clours her wit a his long, strong arijg to his broad breast, and go.s r Kaaslan Peasant Popal&r l ! :. Leisure, Hour: Russia is a country whose name is ' bow constantly in the mouths of Englisbmnn. Few, however, know much abuut it, owing to the" difficulties connected with learning its language. Not many for eigners bave the opportunities of knowing theaa nnoula. and nitre tourists are very apt to come awav with wrong impressions. We shall fndeavor in a short article to glance at the peasantry as tbey are described in their own proverbs, whicb hold the picture np to hfo. One peculiarity of Rassian peasant life ia the joint family system, according to which tbe members ct a lainuy snare a common heritance and live together. This system prevailed ia par's of .England in Anglo Saxon time, but it is not favorable to indi vidual exertion, find it leads to family quar rels. , They find that "trttl bears cannot live in ono den." The wile particuia!y Buffered from it. Tbe father-in-law grumbles st uer, Tbe mt!er-ln law aouses ber, Tbe brother in-law mocks ber, Tbe Mst-r-tn-l does her lutscnlef, 1 tin bmbnnd ts Jalou9. bisters-In-law are nettles. While some Raian ladies belong to the class of 8troD"-mi'led women and are advo cates of woman's rights, the peaean try in their proverbs reooenizi the distinct sphere of wemeo : If yon be a cock, crow; , - Do not trust tbe lnd tn tbe fields -Nor a woman witu too much liberty. Tbe proverbs of Russia, like those of In dia, though treating women with contempt yt recognize their power in the domestic cir cler- "Sne stoopa to conquer." " The wife, without bsating ber husband, rules him b ' er ternner."' " The bosband is the bead, the wife tbe soul of the House Bachelors are not in hich repute. "A lia hBlnr In a coom without Writer " " A man without a wife Is like a man In winter with' - out a fur bonnet." A man under petticoat government, or as tha (jermans say "under tbe slipper," is thus painted: - A crab Is not a nsh among fishes, A bat is not a tlr amont: blras. So a h-n-necked husband Is not a man emong men." Thei cheapness of brandy has done lm mense mischief among, tho peasnntry. la a collection ot twenty thousand Russian prov erbs which I have' five hundred relate to drunkenness and its effects. The soldiers, who are recruited from the ranks of the peas antry, carry the Tillage-drinking habits with them, and th's trail appears in various fctronttlv-phrased proverbs. The peasants have suffered not only from drink, but from bad landlords, who have spent their money in the dissipation of great cities, leaving the peasantry in the hands of grinding agents, wno wer generally uermans. The landlord's court has a wide entrance, but a narrow exit; i. e It Is easy to get Into his debt, but difficult to get uulol ic Praise not tbo crop until It Is stacked. - Pra;se nut tbe 1 ami lord until he Is dead. Tbe usurer in Russia, as in India, is a scouxga to the peasant. "In tbe other world," savs the proverb, "usurers have to count red hot coins with barn hand-)." But tbe worst plague to the peasant ia tbe tc.iiinovik. or official, as the Russian bureau cracy are noted for th ir rocs oppression and bribe- ln nsr pr-prsities. : The- Tcblnovnik takes up his pen. . - Tue vUMnts pray and birds trvmble. To defend Tours-it against a tulof take a stick, To defend yourseli against a Tcblnovnik take a rouue. Fenr not tue lrtw but tbe fudge: A luoei Is like a carpenter, what he wants be carves Go before God with Justice, ' Before tbe Judge witu money. The Raskoluiks, or D sjenters, of Russia, amount probably to fifteen millions, and are an interesting class. Sme express tneir de testation of tne O.-eek church thus: He who fear God does not go to church; Tha church ts not In beams, bui lu ribs; i. e., not in the building, but in living mem' hers. X'aey agree with the oli Tartar say1 iug: Songs and dances are Satan's daughters. And they go further than the teetotalers, de' nounciug tobacco, tea and coliee: Tha amnlrc-r tft brother to a di2. Tea. the Calueae arrow, has pierced the Husslan heart. Thunder slays the coffee drinker. The peasants hold the Jews in great abhor rence on account of their usury and oppres- movement. and we were av out a plau or operations, and to Fatner M'Namara, Father Quinn other ex-prietta who are conducting the antl popery meetings. W e laid out a plan tor de tailing the lecturers to certain places, hiring halls and paying expenses, tne starting of a weekly paper, among other things, in New York, for the exposure of the religious aims of the Romish church in America. Nothing definite has yet been done. But yon may set it down as a fact that sooner or later such a paper will be started; when, or where, or how, I cannot eay; but I have every confi dence that it will be done. But I want you to set General Grant right in the matter, and make it plain that he has nothing to do with the movement. Aa the pastor of General Grant, and his friend, I have seen much of him, and 1 think yon may say this also, that he has not talked with any one about the next Presidency." PUBLIC LAWS OF TENNESSEE. "A amed wolf, a baptized Jew and a reconciled euemy are of eq ial value." "Whenjou baptiz- a Jewkrepbim under the water;" i. e , urvi mm or ne win lurn renegaue, A R isslxn can ba cheated only by a gpsy, A gypsy by a Jew, A Jew oy Greek, And a Greek by the devil. One Jew is equal In ehnating two Greeks, One Greek to two Armenians. . We conclude this biief Bketch with two proverbs that contain a valuable moral: ..' With GoJ go over the ssa. Without God go over tne threshold." Against forming distant plans: "His thoughts are over tbe mountains, Bat death Is behind his shoulder." A. X at oral Burs Uumphool. The elevator in the St. Lou s Republican building had. started, one day last week, when an Illinois farmer sprang to his feet and srreami-d: "My God! where am I going?" The elevator was moving slowly, and the trafisom over the door at the bottom was still visible. Ia a desperate endeavor to escape, the terrified man threw himself at it heaa brat, at tbe pam- moment that tbe boy. with rare presence of mind, jumped t the rape ana r eve ret a cue movement, ine no tion was just in time. The ascending eleva' tor caught thu passenger's bead between the floor and tho casing of the transom an t pinched it sliebtly before the machinery was reversed. Then the man egain plunged tor ward, and struck the fljor of the hall leading to the street, amid a mass of broken glasB. Then, quick as ligbtmntr, be bounded to his ieet and rushed out ct the nail and up Uoest nut street like the wind. tVbat the AilXKer' Owes to ll Owi- era. ljomars ttentmel: 1 he nigger bas no more rifrbt to vote the Democratic ticket than to take up arms Egamst the cation. Indeed, they era the sameathing. If iett to himself the nisaer would have been a slaver for the next thousand years. Through all tbe coming cycles of time be culd not conquer cithwr his freedom or bis franchise, both of which ura the gift to him ot tbe Republican party, anrt both of which he is bound to nee tor the bttojl of his benefactors, by working and Toting tor tbo SU) var?i. For a nigger to vote any other than ibe fetal wart Kepuuli- BY AUTHORITY.! Chapter 1. An Act to amend an act passed March. 1870. en titled "An act to esiHDiisn Taxing-Districts in tbe State and to provide a lineal Government tor the same." passed January ZJ, bucTioN I. Se it enacted oy tit general asxemblu of the State of Tennessee, ibat sec tion three 6) ot an act passed March lu. 1379. entitled an act to amend an act en titled An act to establish Taxing-Districts in the State and to provide the means of a local government lor the same, passed Jan uarv 29. 1379. be, and the same ia hereby amended as follows: Ia addition to the taxes named and levied in said section three, a tax of two (2) per cent, is hereby levied on all the taxable property named in said section ana subject to taxation in the territoral limits of the extinct corporations, or taxing-aiBtricts re t erred to ia said section, and an additional privilege tax for and during the year 1&30 onlv. of bO per cent., or an increase of one hair, id hereby levied on all the privileges embraced in sections seven (7) aed eight (8) of tbe said act tor the special purpose, first of cocstructiug sewers and subsjil draine next; tor paving such streets or alleys as it may be necessary to pave in connection with such sewers or drains, and then tor such other sanitary measures as may be conducive to the health ot tbe inhabitants ct such tax ing-districts, which tax of two per cent., or two dollars on the one hundred of the valua tion as determined by the assessment of 1S79. shatl be payable- as -AfhjWd, v;s r-ono- fcalt thereof or one per cent, cm the first day of February, 1880, and tbe other half on tbe first day ot December, 1J, and the addi tional privueee lax hereby levied shall in like manner be payable, one-hilt on the first day ot February, issu, and tbe other bait on the first day ot December, loas. Sec. 2. Be t further enacttt, lbat said taxes shall be collected by the ounty trustee, as other taxes provided tor in sad sec'ion, and paid out by him upon the orcer of the local Kovernme .t ot sucn taxing-ostrictp, ana an the taxes levied under this ae shall become if not paid within forty days atcr tbe first dav of February and Djcenfier, 1880, re- spectively, and after tbe eitiration of the said forty days, respectively, the said trnstee shall proceed to collect tbe sane by sucn com puUory piojees as is now provided by law ior the collection ot other deiinqwat taxes, Male and county, and the same povisions of law in force for the collection of oher delinquent taxes. State and county, ehtll apply so and be in force as to these taia, as well such provisions as apply to the enforcement of their collection as those which forbid any in terference. by in.i unction or oher wise, with their collection, and the trusbe shall alao have power to collect the sami by garnish ment; that said trustee shall reeive as com pensation for his services in ollecticg the taxes imposed by this act one-hdf of one per cent, on the amount collectedly him; and said trustee, in addition to his pesent bond, shall give a bond in such an anount as the county court of Shelby county require, for collecting and paying over to tie proper au thorities of the taxes collected uder this act, with such o'her conditions at tbe law re quires, payable to tbe state c lennessee, with two or more gooa ana sumient sureties to be approved by said court; aid said trus tee shall give a like bond to said court to cover all other taxes collected bjhim for said Taxing-District; provided that the sale of real estate for delinquent taxe shall take place on the first Monday in Jkly after the delinquency occurs; and tbe provisions of this section shall apply to all txiog-district taxea now or hereafter assessed r levied, tbe same (except as to the tax leviei by this act) always falling due on the first dy of Febru ary in each year. Sec."3. Be it further enacted, Taat the said taxes, when collected, shall be aptlied by tbe local government of such TaxingDistrict ex clusive y to the purposes herein abve named, and such government shall have tower and authority to employ engineers, t advertise for bids and make contracts for work and material, or -to employ workmen, and bave the work done -o, material furnished under its immedia control and supervision, and to do all things necessary fcr the constroctioa aid comple tion of sewers drains, and other nsasures of sanitation referred to, fprorided, however, that said local government shall hive no au thority to incur expenses beyond he means provided by this act to meet the sate. Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, Tiat the lo cal government of the taxing distrita in this State shall be authorized to fix by agreement from time to time with watr com panies operating therein the naximum rates of water supply bth for such taxing-districts aa such anl for the inhabitants thereof; provided, that my con tract or agreement with said witerworks company be dissoluble by the taxingdistricts on giving six months notice. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, lbat any person, association or company ent&ged in the business of emptying and dealing out privy-vaults shall pay for the ut ot tbe dump furnished by the taxing disricts, a monthly tax of $2 for each wagon, cart or drav used in said businets. Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, Thatthis act take effect fioua and after its pasatge, the public welfare requiring it. Passed December 22, 1879. i J. H. NBAL. V Speaker of tbe xnata. H. P. FOWLKEJ Speaker ct the Ho .se of Represeubtlvds. Appioved Decemrw-r 22. 1879 ALBERT 8. MARKS, Gornor. I. Charles N. Gibbs, secretary of Sate for Tennessee, certify the foregoing to be a true cocv of an act ot the general assemble of the State of Tennessee, passed at the ext'a ses sion of December. 1379, the original ofwhich is on file in my othce. ' CHABLKS N. GITO3. Secretary ot plate. into tbe kiinc business himself, there is ! can ticket is not merelv ingratitude, it is trw, positively a igh of relief and satisfaction ' son, and should be punished as such. Chapter S. An Act to repeal the cbirter of tbe City of Etefleld and extend tbe boundaries of the City at .Nash- viue, ior me improvement or ner s&uiury eon- U1L1UU. , i Wbebkab, The rities of Nasbvilto and Edgefield, siiuateQ Davidson count J, two separate and distinct municipalities, l. con tiguous to each ether, each maintaining a government of its own; and, $'. Whereas, A unioa between tha cities upon a just and eqaitable basis wsvud pro ductive cf the material prosperity of both, and conducive of the public heajUi by the convenience and better facilities afforded for the enforcement of proper sanitarv rules and regulations: and. Whereas, lhere is reriain low, marshy land and ponds of water, both within and adjacent to tbe corporate limits of the said city of E,lgefi?ld, which, during certain seasons of the year, are productive of malarial and other disease injurious to the health of the citizens of both Edgefield and Nashville; Section 1. Be it enacted bv the General Assembly of the Stat of Tennessee, That the charter ot tbe town ot tdgeheld, incorporated ender the code of Tennessee, on the day of April, 1868, by the county court o- David son county, together witii the several acU ot the genen.1 assembly of the State amenda tory thereof, to-wit: An act entitled "An act to amend tbe charter of the town . of Eugtfield, in the county of Davidson, incorporated under the code of Tencessf, and for ther turpcse3. chapter 72, sections 1 to 19, inclusive, passed Feoruary 26, 1870; also, an act entitled "An act granting to the town ot Mason an additional justice of trm peace, and for other purposes," chapter 118, tactions 8 to 10, inclusive, paraed March 8, 1870; also, an act eutitled "An act to enlarge the bound aries of tbe town of Edgefield, Tennes-iee," pasted March 22, 1879; also, au act entitled An act to am"nd the charter ot the town of Edgefield, in the county ot Davidson," incor- oiated undir the cot ct lencessee, and amended by an act of tbe central ossembly of the Sta'e of Tennessee, phased February 1870, chapter 2o0. and pai-std March 31. 1879. ' All tbe above-mentioned acts and parte of acts, in so far as tbey relate to or affect the incorporation of tbe town or citv of Edgefield, and no further, and not other wise, be, and the same are, hereby repealed; and all effijes created and held under nnd hv virtue of said acts relating to sail Edg field, are Bouiisnca; provtaea, mat tbia act i-hall not be fco construed as to impair the obliga tion of any existing contract in which tbe said corporation bas heretofore entered. - Sec. 2. Be tt further enacted. That the boundary lines of the city of Nashville be and tbe same are hereby txtended as fUlows, to-wit: Beginning at a co.nt in the center of the Cumberland river where Church or Tenth street, in Edgefield, extended wou'd intersect said river; thence northwardly with the line of said Cnurch or tenth street extended to the Gallatin pike or Main street; thence west with said Main street to the east line of mown or South Eighth street; tuence nortu with said Brown street to Murino street, thence with Manro street una the same line continued to C jwan avenue; thence with Cowan avenue to Dickersoa atreet; thence with Dickerson street to Oldham street; thence ith Oldham street to the center ot tne Cum berland river, intersectiug the cast line ot the corporation cf Nashville, and the said terri tory is hereby made part and parcel ot tne territory of the city ot Nashville. Sec. i. Be U further enactea, mat tn an nexation ot the territory of-ihe city ot ivig- fifild to the ritv of NaBhville by this act is npon the express condition that said Edge field territory annexed shall De lorever ex- empt from all liability for the payment of any and all of Nashville's landed and other indebtedness and liabilities incurred np to October 1, 1S79, and existing at the time and passage of thia act; and, furtcer, that ivJge- held 8 bonded ana otner waeoieaness tumi not become a charge npon Nashville's prop erty, but that the same shall be a charge soleiy and alone npon the property located in tdereheld, tnat is to say, tne territory nereoy annexed to tbe city of Nashville, and lying npon the east side of the Cumberland river, 6bail never be made liable or taxed for the payment of any tf the city cf Nashville's existing debts due and to become due, and likewise Nashville a property, located on tne west side of said liver, shall not be taxed to oav the Exislinar debts of the city ot Edge field or any portion thereof, but each to bear is own respectively.. Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, I bet in order to oiv c ff the debts f the said city of Edge field, and retire her bonds as they mature, it shall be tbe duty of the Nashville city coun cil, in addition to the lvy for the public Br.hnn s and ior ordinarv purposes, as pro vided by section 19 of the city of Nashville amended charter, passed March 17. 1875, to levy a suffiotent tax of not exceeding one half of one pr cent, on all taxable property of the slid annexed territory, which eball be applied soley to the payment oi the debts of toe corporation oi x.ugeuciu caibljuk iuo time of tbe passage of this act, and said levy shall be made annually untilall said debts are paid. Sec. 5. Be it further enae'ed. That th? Nashville citv council shall divide off the an nexed territory into three wards, to be known as tbe eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth wards of the city of Nashville, and that tbe said citv council shall direct the citv marshal to hold an election in each of said eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth wards for the election of one alderman and two cnuvcilmen from each ward, who shall hold their offices until the next charter election of the city of Nash ville, to b held on the last Saturday in Sep tember. 1880. at which election aldermen and councitmen shall b' chosen for said new wards in accordance with the provisions of section 5 of an act passed by the general as sembly of th State on the eeventeenth day of March, 1875, entitled "An act to provide for the increase and diminution of the pow ers of municipal corporations having a popu lation of not less than twenty thousand nor more than fifty thousand inhabitants.' Sec. C. Be it further enacted. That the said city council of Nashville shall have the power, should occasion hereafter require, to re-district said annexed territory, but not with less than three wards. Sec.' 7. Be it further enacted, Tha the mayor and city council ot Nashville shall have the power, and it is hereby made its dnty to levy and collect a snmcient amount of taxes, m sucn manner as they may deem proper, to be kept separate and apart from all other taxes of said citv, to be denomi nated ''the bridge tax, and to be used for the purpose of purchasing, or otherwise ob tainiog the right of way and of building and keeping in repair, or of purchasing and keen ing in repair a good substantial bridge acrosa the Cumberland river, at some convenien point between th present city of Edgefield and the city of Nashville, which shall at all times be free to all persona, vehicles and stock that miy pass over the eame. Sec. o. Be tt further enacted. That the provisions of this act shall not be enforced nntil the proposition of annexation of said E Icefield and adjoining territory shall have been submitted to the voters of said terri tory of Edgefield, and a majority of tbe said voters, voting at said election, shall have voted in favor of the same, and to the voters of the city of Nashville, and a msiontv of said voters, voting al said election, shall have voted in favor of the eam(, and it sbnll be the duty of the mayors ot the cities of Nah ville and of Edgefield, respectively, within ten days after the passage cf this act, to is sue their proclamations ordering an election to be held in each ward of said cities ot Edgefield and Nashville for that purpose. said election to be held on the first Saturday in February. 1880. Sec 9. Beit further enacted. That the voters at said eloctisn. b?ing qualified voters in tbe city ot .3geneid and in the city Nashville, under tbe present laws now force, eball vote directly npon the proposition of the annexation of the t wo cities under the provisions of this act, and those voting for the annexatioi of the same shn'l have writ ten or printed on their tickets, the word "an nexation," and those opposed to tbe pro vis ions of this act shall have written or 'printed on their tickers the words "no annexation. Sec. 10. Be it further enacted. That shall be the duty of the mayors of the cities of Nashville and of Eicrefield. respectively. to appoint judges and clerks of said election. who shall make returns of said elections to said mayors, and it shall be their duty to compare tbe votes cast in said election, and make proclamation as to tbe result of eai election as soon as ascertained. Sec. 11. Be it further enacted. That when tbe annexation ot the two cities of Nashvillf and Edgefield shall have taken place under the provisions of this act, tbe city coun of Nashville shall have all the power af authority now conferred by law on the bo" of mayor and aldermen of Edgefield to r lect all past and due and unpaid taxea di'0 said city of Edgefield, which, when collet shall b applied to the payment of theeD' of the said city of Edgefield. See. 12. B it further enacted. Tha thia act take effect from and after ita passage, th pumic weirare re quiring vc. i Passed December 22, 1879. 3. B. NKtL. . Stker of Senate. h. p. rov-KKa- Speaker of the House ofJft,reen(a" Approved December 23, 15- . -iT.RKBT a 'wABkS, Governor. I, Charle N.'-tibbe,-'tary of state for TeEness,;cett)fy The ave to be a true copy of an act f f the genel assembly f Tennes see, passed' t its extra Bessie n, December, 1879, tbe original ot which on hie in my offise. CHAS. s. OIBB8. '.' Secretary ot State. - s Peopuc with thin beads of hair should iBliiyloIpiiyllest l y Lapp mimm, BOOEELLERSJAND STATIONER InkjBook Manufacturers and Job Printers,' 3 1 O &ti Stuoot. Ju nmiLt,'??al rt or School. BInnK and Ml-llinwu Books, smttoiwy, etc.. wei h-Jrtti tV KMilw wliiialarCeasortD.entor ftMK KH.or ail the Wm U r !. of beautiful h ind-painted desljns, etc., etc. to wnioii v vlte tne attention a,f pupil. cg-Orders rromuiy mended to. v z- S- KHTKuie EsteWp Co. 1 J AM. II. DOAS. Slcpfcls. TeOr 1 1 y i irrrtsors t Kwirw. Ft -AND- COTTOX 414: Main street, jIpt, t FORTUNE QUICKLY JIOSKY has been made more rr' m Wholeale Grocers, Cotton Facto 'And Commission SIcrchauta. Street, 2IevE$h& LAB AMU CO STtoUIS AUD CHICAGO, H AND LARD 01 I feat isw months in Wall St. than at JF i urrs. TmrT""" pronta aaTo doco rra - tarastmants. The followlnp tj I TmanallT ll..r TiNlt . . 1 . Vorfc ( JT 1 liorMk au br T . 1 . jrt - MJ m S1UJ I bw m UM m Mr We would call the'ablkm cf tbe tiade cw''y to onr wrll-kwowa brand of Lard anl kit Gil. Some uo!crnpuh manufacturer, unablo to compete ralrly with us, are placing lt market l.rU packed tlr wrlcnt, botn iirfm ana Barnru. we eifriiiiinui" tendon ot fonouurri, tte -bore fads. ' Lard 1 alwaya) rtLb w KlbiiT. we W9 ;uniui.nj wi bat we be sustained la otfc'arts to keep bvofdl goods In the marktt Let frawrt bo stamped o M. K. r IKH!IK 4k 1 ASDBF.tT NTEWsn llfDKKn it. Sleawphls. t r. n.iuiisx, Meat is Notary 'biic. HATCHER, BELHOXT .fc r MHIlWl.trttRraa.la.r . DELINQUENTS, TAKE N;. f-N TH"; FIRTT MONDAY IV J a vtti. s at inn muriliou deor. In ii.,o, JJ delinquent lr.-rw,.,rs. A desertTt?'-' an. Miae mar tw w2 un m, k.- December tj, 1X7 r GKO. B. FLKECB. Coua The. deUnauent ref.wrwi tr. lay the Taxln district bucea for i ktV 'l.,SPntandMtmi,n!sclI""twfi . w s vou-iiT vabs ior i S7U re C H. TAYLOB. GKOitU &TE WIRT WH0LESALBGR0CERS, COTTON FACTOR ' N6s. 356 ni 358 Frorjt St., Memphia, Tenn. Stew&t Brothers & Co., Cotton Facto and Commission Merchant tew Orleans, Louisiana. I -AKD- WK are bappy to annoua to our friends and eowmers that we are again at our post, !e t nrKr.ni, yirpiniu 3ri , , . . ... H , y. uafiug ciusvq uur ouuw ia or. iajim shiomemtsof c tton to us houle to MKMPHIs. We haw a cmpleta stock of Vmi tVrora, Including everything In the (rro line, together with nrsKlass shed facilities for handling the a. Our entire force has reUirned ailate In harness, we solwt your orders for groceries and shlpmof cotton, prjmti'lDg onr best effa to protect thetnteraxtotilioReconndtnirtheU business to iw. vy strictly for cash, and thereby pt-ottom figures, eonseqneDty are In position to meet any compn. Our Mr. A. j. lKE,AUWfi).iiiigs uutwucuOTvi wfy uytj jvnra iu ire me ui cwon to in the Interest of shippers. We clai tne privilege of nHur!pral cotton consigned to us to theamoand vances made on same. Oar Mr.i B THKAUWKLU. ably nalsted by our Junior, Mr. 8 a TKKaDA,, handle the erocery department n skiu, energj ano expeiKiire. iui ior ery noerai pase extended ns ba the past, we roan fully ask a ajnUunanae tt the same Very reapeciiuuy, j Taylor & Ar Wholesale Grcc coTToiv. j?Acrr And Commission Kerch;. 272 Front street, : Jit : HAVING closed their fit Louis ho:- fulif preuAred to reCHiVe and nwic " TJuioes on ointignmenu or em;pn, ev AlemfblJ boi?ee. J'bey are lust hi ivoe'rv - eelvlna- by rail and rlvt a web eletu-- Groceries, Produce and Hnntatlon Sunpm Greenwood Nun S li nilrti from Menphln. Maai ilnwad Crmelery. FLOilSTS DEALER IN P. CITY OFFICE AND SALKiECK Corner Hadlgon awt Second. "J -yfXIOXi"gg & V TmFl OrocersiCotton Factori ASDSAI.T AGENTS, Ko. 9 UnUn sire : : : : Mcmpliis, Tfi. JOS. FADER. BIXRY FRA'NK. SOGAHN AND CHAHriOH 619IH All FOB SALB AT- E HOB ART & CO.'S 3P6 i I DividenflNovi OFFICE HOME INSURANCE COL 1 MKVi'HU, Decembf rjy-At a recnlar meeting ot the Soar 3'--- of this Company, of this date, a dl t iric zR ct was declared upon the capital be credited npon tbe stock nod B. P. B i Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factcs NEW B( 294 Front stxeet. "BTemphise Tenn. Cotton Factor aati Commission Mercta STibiT'AJ'" Of .X sari Meal. Hon.taV''.'A'S? 1 I IVo. 355 Front areet, fempliiH. Tenn. j 1?, S5t? Atull lip.HL andB, y Chow-Chow t,31i,"l'V ou I liaisins. virniDia. Clln thV A iuu nu wi oyna a. Tn ' la n, t -- I a- ;. VAH6RAVEILAND & SGrEI! - J. ud Manarat?tairrr tVlater astafwed liard-Oll osing none,-1 yZ"ii' rendered Lard In Um&nulacture of stme. aVeiarkt, .'.aa4t( ( . ' ?uM eiverr Parkas U. 8. TAYLOB represenU us In Mem 1 Hrflarr .T-t avftHiai or air.- j Uaalitv UaaratH1" and SCHlflLFIELLHAWAUER SJfl i WHOLESALE Grocers and Cotton Factos 256 Front stret, IVSemphis, Tenn. ; General Insnra 3 JTadiao" UNION STOCK K IIO tVARD & CO., j. J Live Stock Commissio A OFFICE A5ID Yi Oppaalte Ioolavlllo and Ki r road I?pot. 10NSIGNMiNT9 and mrraanai . W Special attention given to r Sheep and Hog. nrt COTTOX WAREHOUSE 1, SOW OPEX, and we nollcit consiffnt ItZJieit rrlcnda and co8tomer9,an!H make liberal advances on aU hnt8 WE ARE DW RECEITlXtr , Entirely Kew anl Fresli Stock of Gfs, and will iait onr frlenda aa usual. i W. Dillard. I Tj, Coffin. JdU Call ose Hall' yejretabta Sicilian hair renewer to make tacuastc grow out idick. These is o bakinn? powdnr tnannfactored equal to tbe Diamond, quality, quantity ap price ccnjiaerea. - DILLARD, (0FFIM i CO; Cotton Factors an!, Wholesale Grocs, 260-262 Trontetreot, Memphis, J. R. 60DWIX. JL. D. MUUS, Jr. S. X. HeCAJH N&ca i CHICKASA GINNING' Nos. 81 to 87 Madi;" MEMPHIS ABB now prepared to gin all cot, them. With the Ihipm and niRChln'MT. eprnprllni F(ders. CI. Condensers, etc Will guarantee turn out. Prices as low as any nrst-rlas. i No cbm-ge for drajar to th gin o aheds. All eottoB Injured boe m. Back, fumlsbed to customers free c plication. Give oa a trial. jn. n. iscAKiiAi Cotton Factors and ummission Merchas 330 Front street, ci. Union, Memphis. Frtl.nlitrit'ioii glTew iothf awflllnsor fcon whll IwhI MANUFACTURE OF CIGARS ! l- ' ATID WHOLESALE IALKBS IX aaifl'imolcer'a Article! ' nrim Fat 54th street. New V. " Bcspeetfnllr rnform their friends and tha trad that h h j on "sLanteed. . stock ot booU U tn market. IV Onient iliciuol. -- J. W. X. BRO PLUMBIC IS prepared to do all kind, of work A a tnoroutfh and kaiilLarr manner - 1 attention to feewer and Buildin -5 Also, bas a large Gas. Stam and Water- Horn. Bnimubs.etc u trat arorkuien All work war tisiladaj V ll-illL Ui. uroers sa. BKOWNE.TIIE l'Ll 40 Madisp"' ATToni ATTORNEY-AIi HO. 41 MADISON a V'