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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ,1880.
ROBERT COLLYER Trill (he Slur) "'a Mf1 " Muilenis Way from the Anvil to the Pulpit -I'nique Dt llnitioiis of High Rirth, Jtloot! ami Breeding. II i- rather wax a Man of Brawn ami his Mother a Woman of Nerve llou'l Marry n Doll V History 'ttll of Encouragement to all lira ve Self-Keekers. New York ILraUi, Monday: Rev. Robert Col Iyer, of UiU ciyr, delivered the anniver sary luiilim before the. Eastuiau businesH nJtege in PuUflhbsepsia. at the Cx)lliugw.xl operaJtoiue, last night, hi thcine being, "From the Anvil to tin- Pulpit." In begin ning his addreei ilr. Colljrer said ha had Iioju this subject U-cause it would give hint a chance to ray anything he had a mind to, but he adde4 that if he fell he wan going to blow hia owu trumpet in thia talk he would turn right rouud and ho home. Yet, lie con tinued, I muni say it look vwry much like thin when I read the title of my discourse, "From thy Anvil to the Pulpit," or, I might Fay, from the tactory to the pulpit, for it was in tii" tatory I began to earn my living be fore 1 was eight years old. Relieve me when 1 say I want above all tilings to avoid this ugly and most damaging blunder. It is the verv worst use a man can make of his life, ami it would be proof that I have no busi ness ou this platform. There is one deep word in the bible no man enii afford to totpet who lias struck fueli good fortune as this which, has fallen to my lot, and tl.at la Paul's word, " Who made them to differ?'' I must tell ou something of my own endeavors or the Us n would be loaL It would M more fatally last if I left I lie impression on your miruls that I am what we call a self-made man. It is a vast distance from that lost little place aui'sag the Yorkshire moor to Murray hill, in New York, ajid from tlte Injur b.indagef a white slave in a factory in which wc had to t. il from 0 o'clock in the morning to 3 o clock at iii-jlu to the pastorate of a church any mau might I proud of. I can only say at, the conclusion of the whole matt i that the pivotal truth is this: It is not of myself, it is the gift of tiod; and then ask yon who are where was I so !....- rears ago ,to consider what may be your gift awl Itow you may make some fair use of it in that position you can fill to the host advantage to the world yon live in. If your whole intention is to take care oi niiii.liei one, as the saying goes, my poor little Ury is of no use, and I shall have to say to you what a rosy little French man said to me once when he hail wrangled for half a day, alsmt another matter; "You will go to hell, sure," and to add that if it is your purpose to live for yourself only you need not go to hell; it will come to you. Your boronghly selfish man is the most miserable; creature ou this planet. IXi you take my meaning, then? 1 am not here to blow my own trumpet This great "I" must lie used, orilurecajjbe.no talk; but through it all, you must remember, il is but the human jiointer ti the great "1 Am." It is a great thing for a uiau to be tti.ll bom; for, a the proverb runs, you cannot make a whistle of a pig's tail, although, when Mr. Lincoln said this once in. a speech at the west, an ingenious Yankee sent liim such a vbisilc by the next mail. .Still this is the truth to which the proverb jyoinW, that what we call good blood is one condition of success in life, and this, I think, the Collycrs can claim. Itut We cannot claim il, as the Adamses can, and the (Jtiin cys, and the tine old families on this river, for we go back to the grandfather;! and the jrandmothrrs, and there We stop. Roth the men were tailors, and lxvth wire lost at sen. What I mean by being well born is this thai my wn ' fatln r was one of the most healthful men f fcver kr.-w and my mother one of the most hr-stibl'ul women. He whs a brown and she was a blonde. My father's isen were dark and soft, and my mother's verv blue blended with gray, ami could sc)! tire aud make things boom. The family mux juts nut strong and matches the family chin; and, as I heard Mr. Emerson say once, there is a great deal iu noses. My father was cs good a smith as ever stood at fin anvil, and that was all. He had no other faculty ex cept that of striking a tune in the lif tle meet inghouse, aud ran were not sure what the tnne was going to he until he got to the tod of the first line. But my mother was a woman of such faculty though she could hardly read or writer that I believe thut if she had been ordered to lake charge of a scventy-gutt ,-hip and to carry it through a battle, give her lime to learn the ropes and she would do it. Hhe had in her also wells of poesy and humor and laughter, and a deep, abiding tenderness like that of the snints. And this ther had in common. Thev were as free from Infections as the stars. The most wofu) fevers would break out in the cottages all about us aud decimate the neighbors, and ther were always on baud to help, going and coming like the sunshine, never thinking of changing their garments vet ther never 'Ichaliod" while I laughed at him, thought the old IlHteh feasts an admirable thing, and long before I was through all regret at my lost Christmas had got down the wind and I had found out then.' are books and liooks. That vast Imiigir lo lead never left me. Now give a boy passion like this for any thing, liiks or business, painting or farm ing, mechanism or music, and you give him llntHlbjr a lever to lift his world. It fell out, in the" course of time, that as 1 would walk over the moors reading something would set me thinking on mv own account, and then at last I would talk it out to myself and the sheep which were, by the way, good listeners. Then a vast and "awful sorrow struck me, which ended in my Melting the only refuge there is for a man' when the world rocks un der him. 1 found my way into the Metho dist meeting. They "were my old neighlmrs, aud, as the habit is in that grand old church, they made me speak in the meeting, and at last invited me to preach for nothing a .Sunday and find myself. 1 think Neilson, who is just dead, was a babe in arms, in one of the small places where I first hied my wings and that I stayed over the Sundav with the grandfather, old Robert Blann of Burnsail. Before Was born my father wanted to immigrate to this conntry , but could never raise the money, aud all through mv childhood thev were regretting that it could not de done, so I grew up with the vision of this DOW world in my nature. I wanted to be where you do not seek the work but the work seeks von to 12 not a mere cipher in a monarchv. but a factor in a re public. I had no vote and no voice in the government. I wanted one. I was com nelled to doffmv cat) and bend before thrms wdio had monev ami rank. I hated it. Radi calism was in mv lioncs. Radicalism England tbirtv rears IMWUI byword and a hi itur. I had found the woman 1 wanted for a wife. I tell her now she made eves at me when 1 was preacKlmr. If we had a fam ily there would te no chance of an education for them or a rise iu life. My whole Mr tion still was to make my way as a smith but fifty cents was all we got for shoeing 1 horse all round over there, and that lett a verv small margin, so on a gleaming April day the young wile and husband set sail iu au old shin in the steeragi" to seek lortune and to find it in the new world. You have heard about the preaching 1 went at it again with the old Yorkshire burr in my tongue and my hitches as it might . happen, but usually wrong. One good hrnttur told me vears after he could not understand one "word in ten, but 1 made him fee! first rate. I hail to learn what was really a new tongue and, what was worse than that, to unlearn an old one old almost as Chaucer and 1'ler olou-'hinan -and to make mv living still at the anvil. There was no room for me iu th inner rank, so for ten vears it was hard and steady hammering week days and preaching Sundays one year on theotherside and nine on this side. Now and then some poor fel low comes along and tells me how little he gets for preaching. I have to pitv him from niv heart and then tell him that my salary divided ui among the first ten years came to iust seventv-fivc cents a year.'and I got that for three sermons I wrenched for the B111 lists. Yet 1 was a very happy man, and shall be forever grateful lo mv old mother church for giving ma the chance. But the time auie w hen I found 1 was 110 longer a Memo ir . Ti .1. ,.J :.!. l..i AWFUL HAYOC. The Insatiable Sen in a Few Years Swal lows up Ten Thousand Lives and Whole Fleets of Sailing and Steam ShipsAppalling Statistics of Shipwrecks Furnished to the British Parliament Command of the (Jiteeu Orinie uud Folly How the Poor Sailors are Sacrificed to the Greed of Gain. hv was lest scope of dist. How it was that the old faitl out of mdoes not come within th mv discourse. All 1 can sav about' it is I began to think about as 1 do now. It fell out also that 1 was wanted in the west to work among the poor in mv dear old home for twenty yean Chicago. Then I bid good by to" the anvil forever, and so at last struck the supreme iov of mv life as a preacher aud pastor. TlIK IWAHDSHt., She had come back from the country ; He had returned to the town ; She, with s sorrowful longing, . He a 1th a spirit bowed down. Out . here the mrti.l And the Minus of th 1 nhlMier, leav. bmaflll th.- day vwlti the tremulous nuisie 01 summer. They met in the old-fashioned wsy. She, wilti a wardrobe of splendor, He. with a cotn.le of suits. .And they mingled their love word., ns fragrant As the breath 01 the now urs anu lmns. He must be wealthy 1 .1... felt Jt. She must be wealthy, he knew, And each looked with love on the nthur. Ami so the swift summertime Hew. She had coins back from the country; He had returned to ttie town ; She wllh a sorrowful longing, He with a spirit bowed down. For a eanv;iser fair he found her. A book agent, timid and meek. A newspaper siet she found him. On about seven dollars a week. London letter to the New York llrndd: A blue book has just been presented to the British parliament bv command of her ajivty, wdiich in its dry methodical pages presents tacts for the consideration ot the liigialallll capable of making the hair stand n the head ol a l)e loe. Coining mat, ine romancer has imagined of the terrible and mind-appalling can lor a moment compare in jire inieresi wun me unoroKeu uue in oeeuo lisasters stretching from the first of January, 1ST:?, to the sixteenth of Mav, 1380, told by this blue book under the simple but significant title, Shipwrecks. Three hundred and forty large ouarto pages are filled wi:li stories of marine disasters and the gallant struggles of the toilers of the deep against the iury of the storm; an unequal uglit in which man falls before the elements and dis- npeaia in the eternity of the waters. To no human pen is given siwer to describe those dramas of the deep; a bare recital of the facts alone must till the mind with wonilcr and w ith dread, vet the facts are but part ol the history oi the deew. The only introduc tion to this tale of woe is the following brief notice from the othcial compiler: The following tallies have been compiled from the wreck register kept in the- marine deisirtment and t oiii. leted from various sourees. These tu'.les eontaiu all losses ot British mer chant vessels all over the world from the above i a'i.-t-s. and also all losses of llritish wereliunt ves sels bv simultaneous eomhu"lioii of cargo. They do not include fishing vessels nor vessel- sunk by collision with lee or floating wrei-k, nor ves-els burned by other causes than spontaneous combustion ot enrgo. With this brief introduction the official historian plunges Into Ma subject. It is iin possible to lollow him through his long list but an extract taken verv much at random here and there will sufficiently illustrate the nature of the sad record, which is rendered all the sadder bv the reflection which forced on the reader that much of the loss of property and life was due to carelessness and crime, lake, tor instance, the case ot the Mary, a steamship of 239 tons register, which sailed from Glasgow bound to Trinidad laden w ith coal, hhe foundered at sea in latitude 48 28v north, longitude S IV west. Out of a crew of nineteen five were lost, and when the marine court came to examiue into th circumstances attending her loss thev found that the Marv was neither staunch, nor strong, of seaworthy, but a vessel, of verv light scantling, expressly intended for smooth waters and river navigation. I his was indicated bv her exceeding light mean draught of water, viz., two feet three inches. o temporary strengthening aemed to have lieen thought of, even in the shape of a bogged frame or deck girders. In fact, she was a light shell ot a vessel utterly unfitted in her natural state to have been si nt even into the Irish channel. The court attributed her sudden foundering to her in herent weakness, aggravated by too great an amount ot weight 111 the vessel for her struc tural strength, in conclusion, the court ex pressed their decided opinion that it was an act ot great impropriety to send siudi a vessel ti sea at all. even iu the best season, without effectual and substantial strengthening. Yet no punishment was meted out to the owners wiio, with full knowledge, sent In r out on her perilous vorage, endangering the lives o: their unfortunate sailors. KixL:i. On the Rntl Fnther. Mother anrt Oi! Lunuehetl trout Joy ous l.ll'c into licntli MhiK'kiic Accident. Rochester (N. Y.I I'nton am! Advertiser: 'I he accident at Herkimer yesterdny atter- t.iw.n wlicic iv two in-rsolls were instantly ' killed and a "third probably fatally injured, brief mention of which is made by telegraph, ws.x an affair too terrible to justify any con cealment of its shoe-king details. As the Chieairo special express from the east, which is due here about 10 p.m., passed Herkimer Station at 5:30, drawn by two locomotives, it a wagon ..niifrht n fovpr nor did anv of their ehildri . dashed into a wagon drawn by two horses This is how I came at the guess that wc were ! and containing a man named John Rose and ... . . 1 :i i if.. 1.. i.:i.i 11 a.., r.t m hum I hex were so tea t iv. ami not 1 11 is n aim mi:e eniiu. iik n.io w.a. uo. like in like, as the poet says, but like in dif ferenee: and th mother was Wvond all uues tion the better half in those finer powers op . which the children bavm to draw for their ' i-hanre in life. Moral don't marry a doll. Four things, as I have learned my lesson, go to make a man good birth, good breeding, yoar own good behavior and good fortune, which is another name for the goodness of ttod and so I want to ajr, second, that I think we we were well bred. There was what would come to $4 fiO a week to lire i n while we were still about the mother!" kaee, sad we came along with the most surprising regularity one year and eight months apart. That mother who is now among the saints ntadtl this income stand good for enough to eat, two suits of clothis lor week day and Sunday; house r. ,: and tire, a bit of tobacco and a pint ol bee for th good wan of the house, and all the schooling we could take until we were big enough to work in the factory. Not one of us knew whnt yon mean by what is called "a system," or "a digestion"' or "a. con stitution." Let me make little picture. o tbe home. A cottage of two rooms and an attic looking right into the eye of tbe sun bit of greensward and a clump of roses, a bright open fire and walls white as driven snow, a floor ao clean that you could cat your dinner on it and only hurt flic floor. Willow -ware fur great days, a mirror i;d piclurvw that must nave cost half a dollar eivl pic ture that Rulieus could not have painted Ui Have kto life. Fine white linen, enough for oil uses, and once a week a good tubbing wild yellow soap tbst goes into your eves, and crash towels from top to toe. '"Wlio hath rtdncsa of The eyes, who bath wntention, who hath strife?" Solomon cries, wtd ailswi r. "The C'ollyer children in the tub, with my mother to' work it," but there, and in lha snow-white Hirity f frrsh lime and eternal scrubbing, was our buhvark from the fevir, and there is one reasou why in these fifty- seven years I have not Is-en for one day sick in my bed. I read Kunyau, Crusue iii'i) Ooldsmith when I was a Itoy, with the stories in th bible aud Shakespeare, when at laid the mighty Muster came within our doors. The rest were as senna to me, these yvcre like a well of pure wilier, and this is the first step I seem to have taken of my owu free' will to ward the pulpit. There was day-schisd for me until J was eight years old, au'dlhe 1 bad to turn iu and work thirteen hours a da. Snndav-seluK.1 nnril I was fourteen and . . . . . 1 ii .1... nignt-HCUool two winters, ami an me sun shine the bluc-oyed mother could pour through the home.' A careful training Into clean ways, no shrinking, no dishonest) th..: js the Mory of our breeding. There was an other article in our home creed the boys, of whom there were four, must learn a trade. The father was a mechanic, we must be me chanics and, though we might not rise any higher in the world, we should not fall, and that was how 1 came to the snvil. Then; waa an old hlacVs nith away M-.er thi moors who bad taught my father and was willing id teach me. I was rising fourteen aud it was time to beein. in my lather's time this man was a fine, solr fellow and a sniierb work man, but the yMajs had made havoc of him with nit our ktrmriiig, aud, boy as I was, 1 found in less than a week 1 hail gone to fair in the home of a confirmed drunkard. We had each of us about a juart of ale a day, and the farmers who came to the shop were forever stauding trat. It is a very painful torv stretching over eight years, verv bjtppy vcais in many ways, but full of MTU. W as 1 partaker in' the sin? The giMsi blcssl and the clean breeding aud that help of Qod, withoni which a mail's life is a roie of sand, began to tell, and 1 resolved never to touch a Kb of beer or anything of the sort until 1 was sure of myself and forever sure, becanse in any tight betveM a man and a bevr bar rel the man ought to win. 1 kept my word made to myself, and that was my second step from the auvil toward the pulpit. Still it is possible (his 4i.pI never lieen done but for another grand force which had coma in to me. 1 could not go home for the Christmas of 18SU, and waa very sad about it, for I was only a boy, and sitting by the fire an old farmer came iu and said : "J notice tbec's fond o' reading so I braa t thee mm mat to read." It was lrriug't Slxlei Boot. 1 had never heard of the work. 1 went at it and waa as them that dream. 1 saw the Hudson and the i 'att.sk ills, t.-.k poor "Kip" into my heart, as everybody docs, pitied stop at lliut ' tation unil was running at high rate of speed. Rose va. thrown with such force that his head was severed from the bodv and rolled awav some distance. Mrs. Hose was holding her child in her arms at the time and Isith wtre hurled to th c.-vund with great violence, the child being insiuiili, J-iil.it and the mother re- ctiviuir Ininrte. from which there i but little hope that she can cover. Ikdh the horses were killed and the wagon was reduced to kindling wood. A mofe terrible ami complete slaughter and wreuk would hardly Is imagined. I lie train was stopped as soon a possible and backed up to the icene.w hieb was iiumkly surrounded bv horror-stricken people. There ms, ol course, nothing to be done for anybody but Mrs. Hose, besides gathering up the mutilated remain ot the tather and child, and the rc . , , . i . . aid was quickly furnished. The con ductor of the train, Charles lk rtram, saw that there was nntitiu for him to do, and came on with his train. Thi. appears to lie one of that class of accidents for which iio person is to blame, unless h be the driver "f the wagon, who should not have ventured to proa U:e track until he could see that it was olear in )ss!)i directions. A freight trail) going east bad just passed, tpd he did not observe the express canning from the 011 positc direction and hidden from his view by the other. The interposition of the freight train on another track likew ise prevented the engineer of the express from seeing the team. MM wi a farmer, residing at Richie. 1 1 tfpriwg-s," OWNT.RS IMPRt'PEXCE. Similar recklessness led to the loss at the C'ortes, a steamer of 1318 tons. w hich left Cardiff hound for Aden. Sbetar ried us 1 tons ot coal as cargo, and 02b tons if bunker coal. A steam launch, weighing 'exclusive of her machinery, which was lie low) from seventeen to eighteen tons, sixty feet in length, was placed on deck, stern lore most, extending from eighf feet before tfie foremast as far as (he bridge aft. She was placed upon a framework of timber to di- tnbute her weight more equally over the deck. This framework was spiked down to the deck with lliaee ifl a hall ha spikes. and bilse chocks were placed under her. The gunwale of the Jiiiinc)- was al out four feet higher than the gunwale of the ship. All went well until the ship entered the Uiscav, where heavv weather was encoun tered, and the large steam launch carried on deuk broke adrift, carrying away the whole of the starboard orcFigguig. hhe was teni porarily secured, but later 111 the day again broke atlrift, and went overboard, destroying the starlioard bulwarks, staving a whole the ship's side abaft the fore rigging, aud tarn lg two of the plates under the covering boards. Prior to this the wheel chain had been carried away, and the ship fell off into the trough of the sea. The conditions upon which the tug was to be taken on board were that tbe shippers should put it on board with the neces karf cradle and its supports, and the crew to securely Jasli it. During the bad Breath the bed of timber which distributed the weight of the tug over the beams of iiu ,i-i.i. gave yy ay. the lashings would uppear trou the evidence to have been most insecure I fastened. In conclusion, tbe court .were opinion that, although the breaking adrift i the skam launch was not the primary cause of the loss iif tjie ship, yet the carrying of such an unwieldy lueiiiiibraiitc on deck do ing the winter months was imprudent. What the court mildlv terms an imprudence cost the lives of twentv-six men out of a crew numbering thirty. Still another instance of iinprudCm'e which was attended with even sadder reMilU i -ecu in the case of the Poy- aug, a steamer of ti'M tons, eiiuaged M the opium mule. She sailed from Hong Kong is, 1111-1 to Macao with 1 In souls on board, and, luing caught in a hcaVV sea, foundered fl the .Nine Islands when almost within ight of her destination. One hundred and ten lives yvcre lost owing to some one s ' im prudence," for when the case came to be in quired into tne naval court were 01 opinion that the I'ovang was unfit for the trade in which she was engaged at the time when the southwest monsoons are prevalent, and was inly tit for river navigation. Rut still no one w;is punished. jieared leaving no trace. They were the Zan zibar, bound from New York toOlagow, with a general cargo; the Surbiton, bound from New York to Rotterdam with wheat and pro visions; the Joseph Pease, hound from New York to Marseilles, laden with wheat and maize, and tbe Telford from New York to Vntwerp, with wheat and maize m bag- and bulk. One hundred and twentv-five lives ere lost on these five ships. Nothing is known as to the causes which led In the loss ol those ships as no inquiry seems to have been made, but there are strong indications in those cases that have lieen the subject of official inquiry that nianv at least of these lamentable ship- recks are due to preventable causes. Take, for instance the case of the Kensington, a steamer ot J 40 1 tons, which lett Liverpool on the fifth of November, liound for Havana, with a cargo of 1333 tous of Coal in bulk, Htated'fto have Is-en properly trimmed. The cssei had lour pairs 01 veniiiaiing ooiiarus on each side, with orifices about three inches icross; but as 111 bad weather they would be losed down, but little reliance could lie 1. laced on them, there were also two prop erly constructed ventilators, each thirteen inches in diameter, oiicuing into the main yvcen decks, and a similar one at each end i the after hold, but none to the fore hold. These ventilators, however, as no clear space yvas left to allow a entrant of air from lie to another in ' the . same hold, were practically useless. A court of inquiry held at Westminster found that the Kensington was more deeplv laden than she ought to have been; that she had not sufficient stability; that the means ot cntilation were inadequate and improperly laced; and that the position of the load ine. which was too high, was nxeu wun me anction of the owners. Thev thought tbe loss was probably caused through the vessel being swaniped or overturned, or through an x plosion ol coal-gas, the coal earned being of a fiery character and .-hipped newly wrought. Twenty-five lives were lost. SLKiHTI.Y PI NISHED. From somewhat similar causes the Marl borough, which left Cardiff bound for (Jenoa with 2311 tons of coal, was. lost. Tbe distin guishing feature of this case was that the court found some one to punish for the sacri fice of twenty-five human lives, though the punishment inflicted seems out of all pro portion to the crime it was supposed to pnn- h. A court ot liiouiry held in London found that the Marlborough left port greatly overladen, undermanued, and with the load line placed much too high; and as the man aging owner was aware of and sanctioned these matters, and the same having been the case on previous voyages, they fined him 230. Thev also- thought the vessel had not suf ficient stability for tbe vovage, or for any voyage, with such a cargo. Water ballast tanks which would contain 350 tons were empty, and she bad 833 tons of coal between her decks, witl a freeboard of four feet; and as regarded the cargo, they found it was stowed and trimmed in the usual manner, although it might have been better trimmed tor punioses ol ventila tion. As the coal, however, consisted of screenings from the collieries and wharves, and had probably given on its gas before being taken on board, there appeared 10 be no likelihood of spontaneous com bus- tion, aud the court thought the loss was probably due to the vessel being swamped or overturned. AN APrAIjLlNO KECOKD. The third and fouth parts of the report deal with sailing ships, and the losses in this class are trulv appalling. .Not less than 1171 ships are returned as having foundered during the period covered bv the report. iviug a loss ot IU1 lives, yvlule in the list of the uiissiug arc 012 ships, having 011 board 108 sailors. In order to get a glimpse ol the probable cause of this immense loss of ine 11 is oniy necessary 10 reau uown a single page iu the list of foundered, and from yy hat is known it is easy to surmise the causes which have led to the disappearance of so many ships. Here is a sample page: The Anna Frances I-'nuiidcrcd from liu-k of dun' effort to keep her atloat. The court suspended the muster s eeniiteaig ior two years, accniing tin- khaudoiiincnt of the vessel premature and unjiistl llllOU. The Ladv J'rpby The masts gave way. and, iu falling, thfew vessel on lieaii) cuds. Cause as cssti ally nltrt'iuteil to decayed masts. The Isle of Wight Vessel iotpideFeil after strain ing in bad voatber. The Alma broached to ill a mile, her deck eanr. shifted, and she filled una capsized. Casualty stated to have been due to bad seamanship and shifting of deck cargo. The Henry Wesley, supposed to have started 11 Elunk. The vessel began to leak, uud as the wind art fallen light the wind-mill pump was useless. The crew alsiiidoued her und were picked up by a smack. An inquiry was onlcred, but was after yvurd abandoned, creyv t icing foreigners. The William became so leaky from heavy sens that the pumps could not keep the water under. Abandoned in a sinking condition. The court of inquiry decide J that Vessel was not in all respects si-aivorthy yvhen she sailed. OLD TIMES t'ouie Again 110 More Uuat Life ou the Mississippi Before the .War The High Born and the Low The Bond and the Free The White and the Black In Concert Entertaining the Ureutest of all Singers. Jenny Und A Memory front the Life History of Old Captain Thompson Mow he Beat Barnnni. Louisville correspondence of the New York Workl: Captain St. Clair Thomasson, who died the other day at Niagara Kalis, was commander of one of the great Mississippi steamers in the days yvhen there yverc no rail roads to New Orleans, antl when a trip down the river was the thing for every rich planter and his family to take each winter. It was no uncommon occurrence for one party, es pecially a bridal party, to secure; every state room on lxiard, and make the six davs vov- long ialf- HK1M H. STRENGTH, ETC. 45 Years Before the Public. THE GENUINE Dr. C. McLANE'S LIVER PILLS are not recommended as a remedy " for all the ills that flesh is heir to," but in affections of the Liver, and in all Bilious Complaints, Dys pepsia, and Sick Headache, or diseases of that character, they stand without a rival. ACUE AND FEVER. No better cathartic can be used prepara tory to, or after taking quinine. As a simple purgative they are uncqualcd. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. The genuine are never sugar-coated. Each box has a rcd-yvax seal on the lid with the impression, McLANE'S LIVER HLL. Each wrapper bears the signatures of C. McLane and Fleming Bros. Jig'?' Insist upon having the genuine Dr. C. McLANE'S LIVER PILLS, prepared by FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa., the market being full of imitations of the name JHcLane, spelled differently but same pronunciation. THE OIIKIflSK, OMfMNni illcKafel.v I. muled In en York. Is Vim on Its Vt 0. to lis Final Kesllut Plnee. Rochistcr CiMia .nul .Ms. vi;s,-, "The great monolith, presented by the khedivc of Kuypi to the city of New York, and which was snc- CA-sslully removed from tbe land of the I'ha laohs lo this country bv Commander tior- ringe iu the steamer IK-ssour, yvas safely landed mi Manhattan island Thursday alti r- noon, seventeen days fj oiu the time of !xgin nine work on its removal Iroiu tne null 01 the steamer. When the olndisk had been re moved from the steamer at Clifton, S. 1.. to I he pontoons, the latter w ere floated between two row of piles and sunk, l.-av'm: tbe obc) isk, with the lramcwork partiallv encasing it, restiuK uiMin the enps aai (he piles. It was left in this position until the wind and tide should bo favorable to its removal to the shore of the island as near Central park a convenient. The appropriate time arrived Thursday, and the water being MMad ont of the floafci, thev rose and carried on them the Rreat sUiuc. One of the rows of piles yvas then removed and a tug look the pon toons in tow and hnallv reached 1! foot of Ninetv-sixth street in safety, the obe lisk not havini; moved an inch during the iuiimev. Here the pontoons were floated lie Iwceu another two rows of piles ami sunk leavtng their burden in a position similar to that which it occupied at Clifton. Yesterday the work of buildiiu; the heavy platform (ween the piles and temi jii iiiu was begun, mid Upou its completion the task of trans-sirting the needle to the park will lie undertaken Not the slightest accident has so far marred Hie success that lias atlended all the opera tions ooniR-eted wim tne removal, and it 1. anticipated that the worst part of the labor i ended. In the meantime, the preparations for constructing the Inundation nre going on, and an invitation has already been extended to the Masonic bodies uf the country to attend the laying of the coriier-slone, on the second oftk-tober next, when then' will 110 doubt bj I vast assemblage ill ihe great park of the mclmpolis to witiiiss'lhc ceremony." Ait 1'iiMMtiiil Kct-ord. The life of Mr. H. EL Warner, of Unc hea ter, New York, was saved by the Safe Kid ney and Liver Cue, which now bears his name. liat mis wotiueriui rcineuv 11111 ior him it has done for thousands and, we be lieve, will continue to do for lliose alllict. d with kidney, liver or urinary troubles of any kind. If any reader has any organic trouble, this remedy will prove friend in need," l-.M u t VTlnx. droosv. mental am weakness arrested by mall bilters, 1 physical iski.i BUM Of HMVIUItfH What a suggestive statement was elicited during tile inquiry into the loss of the Mar garet, which left Cardiff for Malta, laden with 8O1 tons ot coal? While 111 the bay ol Biscay she encountered heavy weather and wei;f down. ( hit of a crew of twenty only one survived to tell the tale. He stated to the court that the vessel wai prcs-cedine in a gale when she was struck bv an exception ally heavv sea, which threw her on her broad- ude, from which position she never recov crcd. The owner's manager stated that be did bclicye thai tbe vessel could have be haved as described unless a quantity of wa ter had found its way into tne oo; but, assuming this to have been the case, be stateil "that the only lesson be derived from tbe loss of his vessel was the necessity for making water ballast cocks and pipes so sim ple i!;nt luintakts might be impossible the Margaret's being quite the reverse of this." He was further of opinion that owners should be allowed more freedom in the mode of constructing and titling their ships, and that the law of insurance should be so regulated as to make it the interest of owners to run their vessels safely and for long periods. In lVccinber last the steamer Borussia, 2,07o tons register, left Livcrtiool bound to NeW t Irleans w ith a general cargo, among which was about two hundred tons of pig iron and one hundred and seventy-six tons of tin (dates. The pig iron was placed in the MM ludd, rill except about thirty ion., w hich was carried iu the fore hold. The bar iron was in the after part of thesieerage. Her crew numbered titty-five souls, and she carried lir paasengers. In the North Atlan tic she encountered heavy seas and foun dered, and out of the 1.H0 souls on board 1 1 perished. As in the other cases, there had been "imprudence." The court of inquiry fouud that .the Borussia w as not in a good seaworthy condition when she left Liverpool, and that she became leaky probably throufji Mime of her rivets dropping out and to one or more of her butts Having started. MYSTERIES OK THE SEA. '1 he sc...u.d part of tje repur! is devoted til missing steamships. It comprises a Itmg list and must have a sad interest for numbers of Americans, for in running mv eve down tbe long columns pad that many of the missing ships sailed from American ports carrying numerous jiassengers. And in very many cases no official inquiry has been instituted. The first of these is the Ismailia, which sailed bom N yv York on the thirtieth of Septem ber, lM7."i. bound for Oilasgow. She carried a general cargo, and had tiftv-one souls oil hotird, including seven passengers. Nothing has ever been heard from her. Then follo-as ! the Ptetoa, which left Montreal in Novem bt botUM for Halifax with twenty-seven souls on board, ami was last M off Cape Ko : sicr. The lauifonl sailed from Baltimore I ill IVt-euiher, JS77, carrying HtHH.1 quarters of I maijte aud a creyv of tyventy-seven souls, and was never heard from. In 1S70 no less than live -uamships leaving American jiorts,disai- OUoU-IsJADISii CONDEMNED. The Thoryvalsden An Inquiry was held and the court yvcre of the opinion that the loss of this ship yvas clearly owing to her 'leek cargo, and the managing owner who hud overruled the master's objection lo carrying a deckload was adjusted to pay nil the costs of the inquiry. The court also ex pressed the opinion that deeklnads iu the class of ... .i. ..eioiliv i-iMj'ii'S -1 1 !"- -a. in . iinoe mn-r be very dangpjxyas ninl attended with great risk, both to life and property. harly in Iieeeiiilier the Ituua stranded near Dtirion and became leaky. Two days aiter leaving Ooboy she fell in with heavy yveather and the leak increased. The top tier of her deck cargo yvas thrown overboard, but the water continuing to gnu on the ship, she was abandoned, An inquiry was held and the court were of opinion that the Ituua was seayvorthy yvhen she left England on her outyvard voyage, but the master was blamed far not ascertaining the condition of histvessel after the stranding, for carrying such a heavy deck cargo, and for not throyvinir overthe lower tier of lne c-r-ried on deck, and his certificate yvas suspended for three months. THE WESTERN EMPIRE AND WANDERER. There was a deck cargo of one tier and a half pf logs; these logs were stowed from the topgallant forecastle bulkhead, on each side of t i.e hatch ay.-. and ran under the poop to with in twenty feet of the rudder head. On this row pf li.'nlier was a second row, extending from the middle of the vets-el to the poop. The deckload was secured with shores amidships, and there were also chains and wedges. The upper part of the timber was within six inches of the main rail. The court of iu uuiry found tiiat at the time the Western Empire sailed from l'ensacola there was every reason to believe that she would have to contend with the equinoctial gales, aud her deckload of pitch pine timber (without yvhieh the voyage might have lieen salelv ac complished) rendered her unlit to proceed to sea. The master, however, was considered justified ip aiiaiulnuipg her at the time lie did. fhe owner is of opinion that she was prema turely abandoned aud considers that if the crew had stuck to their ship (she being a good, strong vessel) they might have suc ceeded in getting her into port. The Wan derer sailed from St. John's, New Brunswick, February, 1880, with about nineteen standards of deals 011 deck. The deckload was stawed iu eleven tiers, reaching to thirty-three inches in bight, not quite up to the rail. They were secured by four spars lashed across the top and secured .11 each end down to the rail and ship's side, and the aftermost one was also ...lyurcd by two lashings to ringbolts amid ships. Above tljis qgain five spare spars, fifty feet long and eleven 10 twelve inches in diameter were placed secured to the dead eyes of the fore and main rigging and bv cross lashings to one another and shored ofT from the deck house. In latitude 43 north, longitude 33 west, she was struck by a heavy sea, which carried awav forward house, part of deck load and llncy vessel on Jier beam ends. The lanvards of the foretopmast backstays were cut yvhen the foretopmast went, carrying w ith it the bead of the foremast and all gear at tached, and vessel righted. It was then found that the ship was full of water, tbe fresh water in the tank useless und provisions nearly all lost. Four days afterward vessel was abandoned. A court of inquiry were of opinion that on leaving St. John's the ship was in good and seayvorthy condition, and that the cargo appeared to liave been prop erly stowed. Thev found that the loss of tfie Wanderer was owing to the "perils of the sea," and that the master was justified in abandoning her. TLIMSOLL's REFORMS. While examining thia record of the sea w ho can withhold his sympathy from the sailor's friend the good-hearted Mr. Pliinsoll or wonder that, knowliiK something of the facts, the good man allowed his indignation at the heartless speculators in rotten ships to find expression in anything but parliamentary language even on the floor of the bouse of commons. This rcsirt of the board of trade will call up a spirit of public in dignation in England that will compel parliament to intervene and establish such regulations as will secure greater safety at sea. There is no donbt that a change in the marine insurance law tend ing to forbid the insurance of unsound ships or of cargo embarked iu ships not classed would verv sensiblv diminish the number of shipw recks. This statement involves a terri ble accusation against iiertain classes of ship owners apd merchapts; but the facta are be fore us, aud "facts are stubborn things." The following summary shows the number of ships lost iu each year and the nature of her cargo, A STABTI.INli SVMMARY. The following table 'shows the number of steam and sailing vessels foundered and miss ing during each year from 1 873 to 1 S80, to gether with their tonnage and the number of lives lost: the neuro waiters there yvere alwavs a h dozen musicians or more, aud w ith this band there was bad a dance each evening, with sometimes a concert in the ladies cabin when high-born ladies sang sentimental songs alter nately with the plantation melodies 01 the darky waiters. I met the old captain a few months ago 111 the tialt House rolinuia. lie was no longer on the river, but sjient bis summers in Saratoga, and bis winters in Louisville or New Orleans. Ho was known to about everybody in the south west. He dressed with scrupulous neat ness: wore an old-lasiiioneu collar, annum which was wound a brjlliant red cravat, and was lull of stories of steainhoaliug days. 1 asked him if the newspaiH-r storv yvas true, said to have been told by him several vears ago, that he yvas with Jenny land at Niagara when tbe great songstress dropped on her knees at the brink of the cataract, and, yvitb streaming eyes, thanked God that He had vouchsafed to her the sight of so grand an ex hibition of his power. "Yes," said the captain, that was in the early spring of I80O, and there was an icy mantle half way down the falls from the edge, and great masses of ice springing -up from the bed of the river below to meet the water as it fell. It was magnificent, and the great-hearted lady could not restrain herself as she saw it. I never shall forget her prayer to be made a better woman to lie made able to serve the maker of so vroniierfHl a world in the way that she should. We all uncovered our heads as she knelt tlere, and I think I am a better man for that memory. We had been together then for 1 ea ly a month. I had Miss Lind aid her party as passengers from New Orleans to Louisville. The trip down I had carried hundreds of the first people of the south to icar her sing in New Orleans. They had ran re all the way from Memphis and Little Lock and Yicks burg; but, when they got to Nciv Orleans, there was hardly a seat to Ve had for love or money. So many of them came back with me unsatisfied that they had rather be on the same boat with Jenny Line than to stay for Mardi (Iras and and all tlut in New Orleans. When we were fairly on our way up the river, one of the ladies she was a great belle iu her day, the daughter of a senator, und after wards a wife of one of our foreign ministers came to me and asked whether it were really true that Miss Lind meant to keep her stateroom all the way to Mi-mphis. "Of course not," said I. "Everybody conies to dinner on my Imat." Those were simple times. The captain of a Mi-sissippi steamer yvas a person of more consequence even than the c-mimander of an ocean steamer is to-day, and Captain Thom asson was the most noted of all the captains on the Father of Waters. "Of course not, Sheli be nidinner to-day, Then 1 went to Qarnuti) llartnun, the (bow man who was managing .Miss Mod, "Barnum," said I, "is Miss Lind getting ready ior oinnerr Barnnni looked up surprised. "Why, no, said he, "Miss Lind eats her iaeals in her room." "Not on mv boat," said I; "for vou see 1 didn't want to disappoint the ladies. Well, Barnum and I argued this awhile, and then I agreed to talk to Miss Lindmvself about it I knocked at the door of her stateroom. The pleasantest voice I ever heard said, "Come in." "Miss Lind," said 1, "1 am the captain of this boat. There are twenty ladies on lioard ladies of the first station in America whom I had brought anyyvbere from 2110 to 000 . .iiies down to N" Orb"" to hca , see you. Ttiey couldn't get even to the iloor of your concert-room for the crowd. Ho they took passage on my boat again with no other hojie than just to see vou. They didn't mean to be rude neither do 1 ; but I do hope you will gratify them and not seclude yourself all this long trip." "My dear capitaine," said she, as pleas antly as could Ik1, "I don't mean to hide my self. Wbv should I? But what would vou have me do?" '"Come and sit at my right hand at din ner," said I. "It's neariv time for the bell to ring?;' "Wix ne greatest plazure," said the great lady, and when dinner w as ready she came out of her stnte-room smiling, and bowed to everybody in the ladies' cabin, and sat down by my side. "Will you uot do me ice bonaire to intro duce me to Ke laidies?" she said, and I intro duced her to all the lady passengers that were at my table all the ladies, mind you. It was the most pleasant dinner I ever had. Miss Lind was curious alxmtjevcrything, and especially about plantation life. She ami Miss got to lie -great friends, and the lady afterward visited Mrs.Uoldschniidt, after her marriage to the pianist, ut her home in I . -il. Ion. After dinner the tables yyere cleared ayvay, and Miss Lind sat down on the sofa at the cud of the cabin. I went fonvard to where Binmni was sitting, near the clerk's office, "Barnum," said 1, "won't Miss Lind sing something for the ladies?" "Captain, said he, turning on me, are you gone raving mad? Miss Lind sing in a public place like this! Why, man, you make me laugh! Miss Lind gets a thousand dol lars for every song she sings. Perhaps you've got a thousand dollars about you to spare? Irt'er her that, and then " "All right, Barnum," .-aid L "we'll see." Well, then, I went into the pantry and got my nigger band together. There was one likely young ls.y among 'em, w ho had such a voice as you never heard. I was vounger then, considerably, than 1 am now, but I could never hear that boy sing one of his old plantation songs without the tears coming into my eyes. But I thought I would try him first. So one of the boys kept time on bis banjo, and the fellow sang over his song. It w as about a yelloyv girl w ho had been sold offinto slavery from her Louisiana home into tieorgia. I ahvays thought the boy made it up himself, 1 never heard the music or the yvords before or since. Tbe words didn't ex actly rhyme, nor the music wasn't such at you bear in the oiera. but I knew it would do. So I got the Ihivs together In the cabin, and after tltev had played awhile the boy sang his song.' Miss Lind listened from first to last, and there were tears in her eyes, too, yvhen it was through. I don't exactly know how it yvas, but five minutes afterward she yvas at the piano and sang first the music of that song as well as she could remember it, and then song after song of her own. And not only that evening either, but every evening that she was on the boat. The pianist of her troupe played, too, and the other mem liers of tiie company sang or played, aud my ladies also, and such concerts there never were in America before or since. We got to be great friends, and when yve reached Louis ville, and my boat laid up on account of ice, she urged me to go with her to New York. It was on the way that we stopped at Niagara. I tell vou, sir, she was the groutest, and the most Issantiful woman I ever knew. I think the captain kept a few little flowers and such trifles that dated back to that trip religiously by him to the Hour ol nis death. He waa never married, I believed, though he yvas comparatively young man in 1850. LArapVE JLn agreeable substi tute for pills aiid dras tic cathartics. FOR THE CURE Or CONSTIPATION AND ALL DISORDERS ARISING FROM AN OB STRUCTED STATE OF THE SYSTEM. , One Loienge is the usual dose, to be taken at bed-time ; dissolve slowly in the mouth, or eat like fruit or a confection. Physicians and the Faculty prescribe aifd indorse it. Hadden & Far CO ington . - f a vtl . ''-'-;f"" t-' 'jt 'i: .J S5 3 raUBRpn 1 1-12 ill M:0Ai M. H. COOVER & CO. MAM'F.UTIUERSOF TK0PIC-FRUIT LAXATIVE is put up iu bronzed tin boxes only. Avoid imi tation. Aak your druggist for Deacrip. tive Pamphlet, or address the proprietor, E. Hetherington, 36 Park Place, New York. J- Bowel Complaints! A SPEEDY AND EFFECTUAL CURE. PERRY DAVIS'S PAIN-KILLER Has Stood the Test of Forty Years Trial. Directions yviUi Each Bottle. FOR SALE BY ALL DRl'tiOISTS. 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Pearce, Suggs & Pettit WHOLESALE Grocers, Cotton Factors AX1 COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 260 and 262 Front Street, Memphis, Tenn J J 8 I m i i Cal B w 8 S I BnSw S II a n. O w R J" m EDEC'ATIOWAt. Christian Brothers' COLLEGE, .MeinpVii". Teinit's.see. COXTMERCIAL 'lOLLlXilATK, 8C.IKNTIKIC, V and Fit punitory nepartmcnU. Studies will bo resumed on Wcdnnda-r, .Hoplcmbcr 1, 110. For term, of board, tuition, etc., send for circular or apply lo BROTHER MAfRKUAM, Prex t. St. Agan Female Academy, HfemphlN. THIS institution Is delightfully situated in a re tired uud healthy part of the city of Memphis couimandiiiK the advantage of town and eountrv. The entire .surroundings breatho an air of peaceful seclusion, which ever exerts so powerful an influ ence, over the nionil. physical and intellectual life. The course of study embraces the various branches of a solid and useful education. In the regular English course, the purnls on entering are ranked according ta their proficiency In Orthography, Oramninrand Arithmetic. Particular attention w given to Sacred and Profane History, Rhetoric and Composition. Ijitin and French enter into the rcg ularcourse. A portion of time is allowed to each pupil for plain niid ornamental Needlework, Shell, Flowers, etc. Terms per Session, payable haii ycarh invariably in advance For hoard and tui tion fti all bmnehes taught In the highest schools. Plain Sewing Marking, etc.. Bed. Bedding, stii tloneryand Washing, $100 and fI2S. according to the age or clas of the pupil. Special terms when several members of the same family attend the school. No allowance Is made for partial absenco or withdrawal before the expiration of the term, except In case of serious or protracted illness. Ex tras German. Italian, etc., each $12: Music on Piano and use ol instrument. 130; Drawing and Water Colors, $10; Oil Painting, $20; Embroidery and Ornamental Work, $10; Use of Library, $2; Dancing and Calisthenics at professors' charges; Vocal Music In elasn, $5; Private Lessons, $li. Board per month during vacation. If spent at tho Academy, washing, etc., $15. Medicine and physi cian's fees will form extra charges. Terms for uav pa y pupils, $3, $4, $i or $0 per month. For further rticulars apply to the LADY SUPERIOR. pa MffllisMti PK!X I1A1.. PRO-.'. I.. . TYLER, Tl.A., (Lale Professor of Bellas 1 ..-tires In William and Mary College, Virginia.) Session Begrins Monday, Sept 6, 1880. TESTIMONIALS Ironi many of the best known chliensin Memphis. For eaulogiies. contain ing references, terms, clc, address the Priuciiial, 111 Wellington street. MISS MURPHY'S SCHOOL, Poplar Street, Memphis, Tenn. 8ESSION OF isso-si WILL COMMENCE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER NTH. Fratek nawl IasUi wlthont Exira Chsnn I .MVKIISITV OF V11U;1M 1. July 12, IS SO. SESSION begins on the fint of October, and con tinues nine months. Apply for catalogue to the Secretary of the Faculty, postofBce University of Virginia, Albemarle Co., Va. JAMES F. HAR RISON, M.D., Cluiinuan of the Faculty, MRS. HOLSTEADS SCHOOL, 487 Pontotoc Street Extended, TTTILL BEGIN ITS THIRD ANNUAL SESSION VY on MONDAY, September 6, 1880. LEXINGTON FEMALE COLLEGE IN the heart of the Blue Grass Region. Location central, accessible, elevated and nealthful. Full course. Thorough Instruction. Fall term begins Monday, September 6, 1880. For catalogues, w ith full information, terms, etc, -uldress REV. W. K RYLAND. A.M., Lexington , K y . Miss Higbee's School Topp Place, Beale and Lauderdale Sts. EXPHn, ti;s t.Hsrr. MISS JENNY M. HltiBEE, PRINCIPAL. Assisted by Eight Trained and Exjiericnced Teachers. REOPEXS MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1SS0. HILL FONTAINE & CO. Cotton Factors & Wholesale Grocers, 2943-208 Front St., Memphis, Tenn. HILL, FONTAINE & CO. Ooiton Faoioro. ComiiiicciAii Uf ar-pJi'tft Cor. Third and laoeust streets, St. !Couis. OLD EELIABLE COURSE OK STUDY EMINENTLY PUACTICAU Exceptional fttlvuntnet's in EltK-uliun. lAtfu and Heller-Lett res. French and Ciennnu itraottcall y tNtgb by native teachers (conversation a s-ctal- ty). jjuuK-kccninK. " ilWiron Tnonmnii lUxci- llne,accure.te scholarshlpandcHlistheiiics in every eimrtment. Boardine pupi provided fdV. Clr- lars, with full announcement, at the look- fitoreit. Principal'K addre&s until October list, 373 Adams street. NOTICES. Notice! 11TE would respectfully but urgently retjucst all V einplovers of members of the different mil itarv comivanies. and the civic societies of tbe city to allow memberi of such to participate pi the pro cession on Wednesday, the 90 Inwtnnt. Chairman. BROWN & JONES, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN COAL! Office, 282 Main street, Memphis City orders. Car and Calk orders from the country attended to with proniplnewtand dinpalcli. We have increased our facilities for dcliveriu-? largely, and orders left at our Offlce or at our YARDS, Foot of Poplar and Exchange, I Corner of Main and ITCaU, Corner of Second aud Poplar, Or on Main, Ix-low Beale, WILL RECEIVE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. FULL STOCKS OF Pittsburcr. Cannel, Anthracite Coal and (Jas Coke DEPOTS FOR STEAMER SUPPLIES: M I'M I'll IS. TEJfJT R. A. Mpeed. 11 it linger iuk nwioio TF.lt It KM:. MISS W. M . Kaell. Maunder rn irnoa J " VirKNRI'RU. MISN Mnltlnif ly. Son A Co., Amenta. . ..Tun Jnhn Wy NEW OILEAXH, I. A eo. F. Beoto, Maimst-r Tnn M. Jones Olliee I niler S. linrli-s 11. .1.1. li-mliiiirte r lor Jlc niplilau. ST. MARY'S SCHOOL, So. 353 Poplar Street. Mem phi. Tenn. ABOAKDIXO AND DAY SCHOOL Foa YOUNG Indies and Children, under charge of the Sis ters of S. Mary af the Episcopal Church. The Till school nedon will begin September 29th. Board ing pupiU will be received niter September 21st. TERMS PER MONTH: Board S Tuition in E-iliHh, Latin jind Drawing. ........ ,r partment 4 Tuition in English and Drawing Infant Clan. . 3 Tuition in Greek, French, German or Italian.... 2 Tuition in Water-oolon, Fainting on China or Crayon 3 Tuition in Music Instrumental 8 Tuition In Music Vocal, Mme. Delamare, of Paris IS Tuition in Music Vocal in class of three 5 Full course in English. Ancient and Modern lan guages, Drawing, Painting, Music, per month lfi Tbe Sisters will be assisted in their work of Edu cation by the best instructors. Higher Mathematics. Latin and German under Rev. Wm. Klein, Prof, in University of the South. Natural Sciences, Drawing from Casts. Miss Lewin, of Maryland. French and Vocalization, Mme. H. Dolamarc. Circulars may be obtained at the bookstores. All applications should be made to the Ulster?. ENGLISH, FRENCH & GERMAN SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN, Tlio Bethel Etti.ilcl.ius. MISS CLARA CONWAY, : PRINCIPAL, Assisted by a Full Corps of Instructors, WILL REO-PEX HOXUAY, OCT. I. lssu. PLcTMRER. Bo. of Vassals. Tonnage. Lives Lost 173 :OH 121,045 iOli."! 1S74 31! IJ0.9T3 1,MI 1ST. M 13,11) -1.-SW UN 2i UH.9)- 1JU 177 M 71,919 l.KA irm -M tMN 990 1H7V 'ill 0,KS 1,324 (Jauuan 1st u May lOlhl ... 7X V,T,"i0 331 Totals I,0.". HUH 10.W7 I ri-iuii Men in lyp.-VorkH. Ladies' ami gentleuieu's fnodi dyed and cleaued at Louis lU-igelV, 58J JiUvi.- u stnset. J.WXBROWNE PLUMBER! 1 s pr-'parcrt to do all kinds of work In this line in X a thorough and sanitary manner; gives spedsll audition to Sewer and liuihthig Connections! Also, has a Urce' stock of IMS I IXTI HI S G.i Steam and . ater littines luid Fiitures. Pumps Hos,, Bathtubs, etc. Has a large fort e of compe tent workmen. All work warranted. Agent for the llaladay WIND-MILLS. Orders solicited. BROWNE the PLUMBER, 40 Madison Street. J. A. BAILEY, Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitter s , iiil Ms, MeuipliU. SPBdAL ATTENTION PAID TO SEWEK CON uectious. All work guaranteed. X, SXOWDEX, PTHADDKN, I.OWEXSTEIX, V. SCHtKILFIELD, VAOCABO. I). LAXtiSTAFF, s. DAVANT. a MALLIIKV. LIVXKMOBE, JAMES LEE. Jit.. M. A. CO! HliA.N, i;. V. RAMBACT. n. F I" I IS T EX 1 1 EI M , C. B. BUY AX. JOHN LOAUI'E. ') Ex. Memphis Ruildliig A Savings Association 1 ill-OKI VN I XOTIt'E. TIIE Hoard of Directors resolved, at their last monthly mcctiliR, to issue a New Quarterly Series, and to resume making loans on real estate on the first Monday of October. The successful iiiautiKcmcnt of this, the Pioneer Biiildinc Association of Memphis durina s teriol of over seven years, and the euuitable treatmeut extended to all'its members, will tie a suflicient in- dueeinent to all who desire to join an BSBOCiauon of this kind. Parties desiring to subscribe shares in the new series, or to net further information re garding loans, will apply to SAN L anus n, sec y, an ssain st. Shelby County Fair. THE QUIXCY SYSTEM. Tho widely-famed Quiucy Methods will be Introduced by the Principal, assisted bya lady ol successful experi ence, who is now in the training school, at Quiucy, Massachusetts. Latin included in the Senior Grade, German in the Junior, French In the Primary, and German in the Kindergarten. French and German taught by the HENESS SANVEl'R Method, by which children learn to pcak with ease. Penmanship and Book-keeping by a Bryant and St ration Graduate. Elocution in every department. Calisthenics a part of each day's course. lA-ssons In Ancient and Modern Art. Circulars at the bookstores on and after Sept. 15. 355 Main street, Memphis, Tenn., AVIioltnalo CORNETN! (OHSKTS! To Conntry Mr hauls Bnyiug I ABDOMINAL BUFPORTEBS AND CORSET MATERIALS. k thiftneason in the for Cnwh Our i arpi-st and ws a.ssoncu ever snown in hid i-iiy.fomi-nsiiiKHu uiu nui-ciuw m v nat tiiui twice ail to umdmi tteaaauaixera ior -uorscw. runuuiMM i .vy-i, daaviaj, ftontnrrn HoopwUIrt and Con.et Wannfactory, No. SO 5 Main Htret. Established in 1867. Have Ginned over 50,000 Bales of Cotton All Cotton Insured. Sacks Furnished. SPEERS'I COTTON 75-77-79-81 -83-85 VANCE ST. ml THE office ol the Shelby C ounty t. runts e Amorlntlon is located at H. 20 Mndbmn Street (B. RichnioHd's). The Superintendent of the Grounds. Major R. M. Mason, can be found at the Fair (.'rounds every day. Fair will open October 12th. continu ing tive days. JACOB THOMPSON, President. J. P. PaiactrrT, Secretary. Notice to Contractors. PROPOf -A LS will be received at Chancery Clerk's nfHcc. Senatobia. Miss., until October 4, 1KH0, for bunding a Levee aud Trestle-work -mile long;, one mile east ol "senatobia. Plans and spccinVatiou.i on Hie in mv office. D. C. HOLLAND, Clerk. Senatobia, Miss September 18, 1HH0. Notice to Contractors. QnATilHT PROPOSALS will bo received at my O office until the l"0tli iust., Ior building a Resi dence for R. YV. Lake, Grenada, Miss, l'laits and speeitieations to be found on file at ray office. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. M. BI RKE. M. and T. R. R. OTIC I: TO STOCKHOLDERS OF MASONIC TEMPLE. Office Bmft Masonic Tempi of MEMPiira, Mempliis, Ten li., September 14. IRfSO. THE Stm kholders ol Masonic Temple ol Mem phis are hereby notified that sn election for l'r. -i-letit and Five Directors of said Association will be held at the office of the Secretary, iu Ma sonic Temple, os the Flrwl Hondny of Octo ber next. Iieing the fourth day ut saia montn, between tbe honrsof 10 ajn. and i u. Kach share of said paid-up stock entitles tbe on ner thereof to one vote. Said election is held in obedience to the Constitu tion ninl Bv -laws of said Association. Bv order ot Board of Directors. D P. HADDEN, President. Attest; R. C. Williamson, Secretary. The largest ninl only eomplete Ginning Estab lishment in the eountry. Xew and improved H tillers, and the only complete Air Cleaner in use. All cotton ginned at my gin has my per sonal' attention. N. W. f-PEERS, JR., PRO'PR. MEDICINAL. TESTIMONY OF DRU GOfflTEL We have been selling Swift's Syphilitic Specific for years, and re gard it superior to anything known to science for the diseases for which it is recorarnended. We have never known of a single failure. s. J. fasseis. i nomaCTllie. lit. ; l.. I. orecrAt.o., Forsyth, Ga. ; Hunt. Rankin & Lamar, Atlanta, Ga. ; Pcmlierton, Samuels & Reynolds, Atlanta, Ga. ; Daniel !t Marsh, Atlanta. Ua. Ati. an i ' . OA., July 4, 1874. We have used Swilt's Syphilitic Specific in the vatment of convicts for the last year, and believe it is the only CEirrAiN remedy that will effect permanent ODfJ lordiseascs for whish vou recom mend it. GRANT, ALEXANDER .t 1 '. Slum REWARD will be paid to any chemist who will Und, on analysis of 100 bottles of 8. 8. 8., one narticle of mercurv. iodide potassium, or anv min eral substance. lreparcd only by the SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., At lauta, Ga. Sold by s. MANSFIELD A CO. PRESCRIPTION FREK OHM of flf-mtnal WoakuOM. Lr E Manlijj-l, Prem-itur icuility, NrrvouhueM Despondency, Co u !..! d:i of lrtin, Avenisn to Boci ty. Deti-utive iVTcmorj , and a-i iJ. orders Brought on by Scrt't Hab.to nna Bxoesses. Any druaciat hath naredieuto. UrM, DR. JAQUE6 6l CO.. ) -s ftTtt (irvf'iv$rT nHii ERRORS OF YOUTH Ko ine Free for the speedy cure of Seminal Weakness, Lost Manhood, and all diseases brought 011 by youtlilul Indiscretions. Address DAVIDSON & Co., 7s Nassau street, New York. CHANCERY SALES. W AXl FACTVRER OF TlIK CELEBRATED ALABAMA LIME, AM) DEALER IN Portand Cement, Louisville Cement, Rosedale Cement, New York Plaster, Michigan Plaster, Fire Clay, Brick, l ire Brick, Hair, raving Mone, tic. 252 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS. TENN A. C. TKKADWELL. A. B. TREADWELL. S. S. THE A DWELL. JL C. U B.Treadwell & Co. WHOLESALK GROCERS AND No. 11 Uniou Street, Meiiipliis, Tenn. Chancery Sale of Real Extato. M White, Executor of John Kerr, deceu No. 329L', R. Chancery Court of Shelby county F. XL Patrick A. Fcehan etal. "O Y virtue of an interlocutory decree for sale en- .1 t tered in tne aiove cause mi the twenty n.iiriii day of June, lwtu, M B. 2K. nace ?74. I will sell ut public auction, to the highest bidder. In front ol the Clerk and Master's nfHce. courthouse of the Taxing District ol Bhelby cooaty, Memphis. Ten nessee, on Nnturday, October B, ISM, within legal hours, the following described prop erty, situated in Shelby county, runiicssee, to-wlt: Iit .no. twenty-seven, containing vi rj ui w-n: lot No. twenty-eight, containing 17 14-100 seres; and lot No. twenty-nine, couuitnliig 17 14-100 acre.. according to the plan of subdivision of the lunclir i.l Allilrew Kerr. UeeeHM-.l. matle UIMI survi'VCl 1V Edward H. Todd, recorded in book 7, page :7 ol the records of Shelby county, Tenn., and tlien lii described by inetes and bounds, and referred to and made part of tbe deed ol partition of said lands between John Kerr, Samuel Kerr, James li. Coilli-r and Mary K. Collier, II. Rrswignal and Harriet A. Itnssignal aud Catherine C. Wilson, oi date April J2. : - i and registered in txiok No. li, pace. 4mi, 41 and 41Ci of the records ol Shelby county afore said, lying on and uear Kerr avenue, in the ictn itv ol Memphis, Shelby county, Tenn. Terms of Sale Cash. This September 13, 18.10. R. J. BLACK. Clerk and Master. C. F. Vance, Sol. ornoa)nl-nt. RAGS. IKO. ETC.' S. GABAY, AGENT, p-utan w Knurs, Iro, Paper Mtock, Looiie Cotton, HIDES, AND ALL KINDS OF METAL, Hm. 11. 13 and 13 Besjle M reel. Me... ,.1.1,. UiuUest cash price paid Ior all goods. Orders by mall promptly attended to.