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BROKERS.--; y ; iiOXSABBAT, IAMEB & CO., . Irrint Block, opposite Court Square, MEMPHIS TENNESSEE. 3-See advertisement In another column. np"'-3m MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE Than any Other Route rpO GRENADA, JACKSON. VICKSBURG 1 and New Orleans. Trains loave daily at 4 jO p.m. Time to Now Orleans, 28 boars. Uassase Checked Throuffh. Through tickets for snle at Mixiwippi and Tcnnossoo Depot, foot Main atraet, and at JN o, Jeuerson street, under Commercial Hotel. A. 3. LI VERMORK. Gen'l gupt. C.P.OAKLEY. . Qn'l Ticket Agent. mnr?n-1y PUBLIC LEDGER. Office, No.' 13 Madiaon Htreet. LARGEST CITY CIRCULATION. MEMPHIS. Wednesday Even g, April 25, 1866 MEMPHIS RAILROADS. , We ore glad to see that the business men of this city are not unmindful of our railroad interests. The Chamber of Commerce is leading the way in the mat ter, and through that body of practical men, the city and country are reminded of vast enterprises to be commeuced and consummated. We have read a good deal on the subject of the Iron Mountain Railroad, and hope that we can compre hend its true value to us. The reasons in favor of its construction are sound; but it appears to oe a long way off, so far that we are not allowed to hope thot v.e shall see it speedily brought to our doors. Then we have pressed upon us the Memphis and Little Rock Road. With proper deference to those who give preference to the Iron Mountain Road, we think this the most important railroad enterprise the city of Memphis can en gage in. The arguments in its favor may be counted by hundred. Indeed nothing can be Buid to its prejudice. The completion of it to Little Rock at an early day would revolutionize the busi ness character of this city, by opening up to it a great trade that has always found its way, from necessity, to New Orleans. The rivers of the West flow to the South, and are the only means of transportation. A railroad from Mem phis, penetrating a great and rich coun try lying to the West, would divert a lucrative trade to this place. Where other railroads afford fucility for the quiek and cany transportation of pro ducts that would otherwise ultimately find their way here, this road would bring a trade wholly new. We hear something said concerning the Memphis and Selma Railroad, as an enterprise looked for in the future. There are strong and irrefutablu arguments likewise for this. But can all these roads be .constructed in the present impover ished condition of the country ? This is the question. If not, can one of them? If one, which one? The Chamber of Commorce. is better informed upon this subject than we pretend to be; but will thut body tell the country how the money to complete any one of them is lobe obtained? Certainly the country is in no condition to help us. Many por tions of it are in a semi-starvation state, not able to rebuild zigzag fences, or stock the farms with materials for crops 4 this season. ' The planters have appealed to the merchants for money and provis ions indispensable to the growing of a crop of cotton. Generally, they have appealed in vain. Why? The merchants either did not have the money, or would not, in the present unsettled condition of labor, take the risk. If they cannot help the planter to produce the staple of which they make their profits, and without which they must cense to be merchants, how can they expect to be able to build ruilroaJ3 f Until this problem of labor is settled, it is questionable if we shall have great orcuniun fur new improvements. The resuscitation of the couutry is the first thing to be attended to. Something rausf be produced before it can come here, if we possessed a thousand roads Make the country fruitful as it once was, ce the city rising and expanding, and then we can pierce every nook and cor ner of the country with railroads. THE CASE STATED. There is no longer any use in specu lating on the probabilities of- the admis sion of the Southern representatives. The intention of Congress is manifest it is avowed, settled and nailed down. The South is required, as a condition preer-dotit to admission to Congress, to place the ballot in the hands of the ne groes that they may vote the Radical ticket. This is the plain and only true gtr.tement of the case, and precludes all speculation. The Radical party under stand the war to have resulted in the ex elusion of the Southern States from the Union, or in the overthrow of the Union 8gainit which they rebelled. Having been defeated, they are assigned to the position of subjugated province, subject in all thing' to the will of the subjugator, end may be governed by military law, or . admitted to the rights of States, at the discretion of Congress. The war schirvrd the rrp-o, and the nc-jrro is now uppermost in the mind of Congress. Shinin; through his Ethiopian skin, the Radical behold the glimmering of su perior intelligence, and the glow of vir tnes the most sublime. Will fte Southern States be weak enough to comply with this outrageous demand of negro suffrage? We do not ?'.iTe they wilL To do so. would be to divest them of their heroic fme, and render them contemptible in the estima tion of the world. There is no absolute neceity of admission now, and tt is perhaps better that it should be deferred. Let them see what U to be the issue of the controversy between the Radical and the Conservatives. The verdict will ettla our status. If admitted no, the Radical would be cheated of half the length of the rope which they are twist ing for (heir owa undoing. It is better for the South to stand aloof until ome dire public necessity Inyites it to resume its place and influence in the Govern ment It would thu command respect, while it strengthened it limbs and re gained its confidence. That which the Southern States have not done to gain civil government, is what tbey dare not do. They dare not elevate the late sloves tn eaualitv with the whites, for they know that deadly collisions, if not a war of rareii. would result. There is some ground to hope that as the war-passions cool down, the dominant parly will modify their demands, and, realizing the true nteresta of the unfortunate negro race in the South, not persist in placing them in a condition strange to their instincts and alien to their habits, i COTJHTY JUDGE. The Suorcmo Court hns taken the wind out of somebody, or bodies, from Carter to Shelby, in deciding that CoL Saffarans, Judge elect of Shelby county, is entitled to a certificate of election. What is to be done now ? What-will the Legislature do? Bbownlow do? Ab- kell do ? Or anybody else de t mat Sunreme Court will astonish' our Radi cals yet The shadow of what it is likely to do in regard to a great onany of their tantrums, is painfully " cast before " in this Judgeship case. The Franchise Law may suffer, and some people wish it. Excellent KANGAROOS, The Philadelphia Ledger says an Aus tralian gardener has succeeded in getting work out of a kangaroo! He has con structed a rotary machine, with a ridged floor, on which he confines the kangaroo in such a manner as to give full play to his tail, where his strength is. The kan caroo iumps, and the reaction of the tail turns the machine, which pumps water or turns a grindstone, or ' in any other way performs light labor on the (arm. "Kangaroo-power," we expect, will soon be an established motcr throughout Aus tralia. ; ' BRING FI0WEB3. To-morrow, a new custom in the South is to be inaueurated. Then, and annu ally thereafter, the women of the South will scatter flowers npon the graves of our fallen heroes. The ceremony will be most impressive. All over our land in every valley, by-way, hillside, river bank, hamlet wherever a Southern sol dier lay down in death, this mournful rite will be observed. It is beautiful let it be perpetual. GREAT SPIT. A suit has been brought against Muj. Gen. Woods, commanding Department of Alabama, by A. C. Dexter, for fahe imprisonment on a charge of stealing Government cotton; damages laid at $500,000. Judjie Stan-shiry, of Ohio, and E. A. Otis, of Nashville, are coun sel for General Woods. B. F. Bitleb, Judge Campbell and others are counsel for the complaiiant The case will be tried at Mobile. MUNICIPAL EXPENDITURES. The City of New York has a liberal habit of spending the people's money. In 18C3 the City Controller, for two items, printing and stationery, asked an appro priation of $145,000. The city govern ment generoasly gave bim f 100,000; and when the accounts were footed up at the end of the year it was found that exactly $310,321 71 had been spent! 8 AD, IF TRUE. An exchange states that within a month after the opening of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, over 1,500 applica tions were made by wealthy parents for the admission of their daughter!, who had contracted habits of intemperance from jthe use of wines and liquors at fashionable parties. UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. The Iowa Legislature has passed a joint resolution amending their State Constitution ; by extending the right of suffrage to the colored people. In Mich igan, at the recent local elections, the colored people voted for the first time, having recently been admitted to the right of suffrage. CALL ARTEMUS. The Reconstruction Committee have overlooked nn important witness, and we have no doubt they will thank us for calling their attention to him. Why have they not examined Abtemcs Ward? He bus returned from n Southern tour. Call A. Wabi. &" The University of Louisiana has conferred upon the Hon. Raxdall Hcst, one of the Senators of the United States elect from Louisiana, the degree of LL.D. The recipient enjoys a high and wide spread reputation for eminent logical powers and profound legal and classical attainments. pay The J me Delta tells ol a man in Louisiana, about to be sentenced to jail for assault and battery, who pleaded in arrest of judgment that he was a fer ryman on an important road, with no one to help him, and to imprison him would be obstructing the pnblic highway. rfT There is little doubt that the re turned Conservatives will be denied seat in the Legislature. In that event, the revolutionary shoe will be cc the Radi cal foot teJ General Fisc reports that all throuch Tennessee- hi order of cleanli ness among the freedmen i being carried dut in a very efficient manner, in antici pation of cholera. KTThe latest English paper an nonnce the death of the Rev. JoHX Ccble, one of the moti accomplished cleigym'ii in ! nhnreh of Enffland. and the well- known author of '"The Christian Year." i rj h - CerOarters with diamon4 buckles are worn with the new hoops in Paris. , In i,; Mnntir tViiit. boon would be tyiea the patent diamond exposer. BSrGcn. R. E. Lee's name does not appear in the list of one hundred a nd twenty-seven ex-rebel Generals wno b ave petitioned the President for pardon.. B"The largest aqueduct in the world is the Croton, in New York,' which is 48 ;ia lnnrr nnd cost f 12.500.000. . FROM THE CAPITOL. Henderson's Anti-Joknion Amendment Army Bill in the House Reconstruction BU1I Hanging tiro. Washinotok,: April. 23 The Senate had three hours' discussion to-day on Senator Henderson's amendment to the Postal Appropriation bill, prohibiting any postmaster, whose connrmntion nas been refused by the Semite, from receiv ing auy salary in case the President still continues him in office. The principal objection to the amondment seemed to be against so important a measure being tacked on to an appropriation bill. It was urged, that should such a law be passed iu the enso of postmasters, it would be equally just to have it applied to all other officers whose appointment requires the Senate's confirmation.1 The vote on this proposition will probably be had to-morrow. j The army bill was again resumed in the House to-day, and the pending mo tion at adjournment was postponed until next December, which is a mild way of defeating it. Ihe House does not seem to manifest much interest in the meas ure, for it is almost impossible to keep a quorum present On some of the votes on amendments to-day, as high as twenty members were absent. The Reconstruction Committee met again to-day and considered the plan of restoration telegraphed Saturday night. Some amendments were suggested, but no change was made in the principal fea tures of the measure agreed upon. It was determined, however, not to report to the House belore the middle ot trie week. : " ": - ' tn" The President sent to the Senate to-day the following nominations: Col. Sara. McKelvy, of Pittsburg, to be U. S. Mar shal for the Western District of Pennsyl vania, vice Alexander Murdock, re moved; A. B. Sloanaker, Collector of Internal Revenue for Philadelphia, vice Col. Taggart, removed; Jonah Hetrick, Collector of Internal Revenue for the Eleventh Pennsylvania District; Robert Clark, Assessor for the Thirteenth Penn sylvania District; Maj. Gen. D. E. Sick les, to be Minister to the Hague, vice Joseph Pike, resigned. The salary of the latter otlioe is $7,500 per year. The above nominations were all referred to Executive sessiou. During the debate in the Senate, to day, on the Post-OlEce Appropriation bill, Mr. Hendricks replied to a remark dropped by Mr. Trumbull, that this Con-! gress intended to sit nine months. Mr. Trumbull evaded a direct answer, but said smilingly that it was nothing unusual for Congress to sit nine months. The first session that he, (Mr. T.,) came to the Senate,Congress sat until Septem ber, and he supposed it was not impos sible that such a thing might occur again. Several hundred pages ol correspond ence with the French Government, in relation to the withdrawal of the French troops from Mexico, were transmitted to Cuiiifress to-day by the President. It is of very late date, the last letter of the French Minister being dated to-day. The agreement which this Government lias muue wun me r-mperor ui r mute ir relatiou to the withdrawal of said troops caused considerable comment in Congressional circles, it appears mat Mr. Seward declares thai if the Emperor will withdraw his troops this Govern ment will maintain the doctrine of non intervention hereafter with regard to Mexican affairs. In this respect Mr. Seward used the following language in his letter to the French Minister: "The withdrawal of the French forces from Mexico will hasten the principles of non-intervention into full and com plete practice with regard to Mexico." The Emperor in hi reply says be pre fers to withdraw hi troops in detach ments the first in November next, the second in May, and the third in Novem ber. ldG7. This correspondence further develops the important tact that the Aus trian Government is making prepara tions to send 10,000 Austrian troops to Mexico. Mr. fteward addresses onr Min ister at Vienna on the subject If Maxi milian receives such reinforcements, and keeps the French troops in Mexico for .r , . - , ...I.,-" eighteen moiiii.s, u is inougm inai ne is the only one beneptt. J oy tne new ar rangement A delegation of Knight Templars of the United States called to pay their respects to the President to-day. The chief and representative of the Minnesota and Chippewa Indians bad aa interview, according to appointment, during which the chief addressed the President through an interpreter. Amone the nobilities on the floor of the Senate to-day were the Marquis of Lorre, son of the Duke of Argyle; lion. Mr Arthur Street, a son of Lord Belper, and Mr. Hyatt Thompson, who has re cently ottered to esiauusn an American professorship at one of the European universities. The House passed a resolution to-day appropriating an indefinite amount of treasury notes, ana giving me rresiacm full discretionary power to take any measures he may deem expedient to prevent the introduction of cholera into the United Suite. The War and Navy Departments intend to exercise stringent rules relative to Southern port. Advices to the Government from the Northwestern frontier ssy that the Fe nian army has vanished into tbin air. Gen. Meade' presence quieted affairs. The threatened Fenian invasion has i.nivcd worse than a farce. No ' pardoa are considered by the President now unless they have some special peculiarity to recommend them, and even these few cases furnish a con siderable addition to the labor of the de partment employed in the issuing of them. ! The action of the House Judiciary Committee in refusing to modify the test oath will undoubtedly be endorsed by the House, There was no abatement in the number of memorials to Congress for an increase of duty on foreien wool. The whole West seem aroused on the subject A comparison of the receipts of the Government in that portion of the fiscal year ending April 1st, with the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1K.5,' Show a large increase in the public revenue. For the first three months of the present fiscal year, the increase i ttf 0,000.000 over last year. t . Reports tothe Freedmen' Bureau from Arkansas, make it appear that there ii gTeat suffering among white people in that State. It i added that at least 4000 are living on scanty fare, and tnut per ish if they do not receive great aid. FROM NASHVILLE. Trial of Ilham Henderson He is Exported t Absoonded-Compensatloa for ' Loyal" t Tennesseeans Claimant to Seat In Hons Rejected Cotton Thief Housed. NAsnvtLi.B, April 23. The trial of fsham Henderson commenced to-day. Tho charges and specifications were read, and the case was postponed until to-morrow. Tho charges are ns follows: First Unlawfully entering intu agree ment, combination and conspiracy with one Wm. McKay Hoge, a Government employe, in time of war, to cheat and defraud the Government of the United States aud the Quartermaster's Depart ment thereof, by obtaining or aiding and assisting to obtain payment and allow ances of false, fraudulent and fictitious claims against the Government of the United States in violntion of act of Con gress approved March 2d, 18C3. : . Second Forging, or procuring to be forged, receipts for mules alleged to have been delivered to tho Uunitcd States Government for the uso of the military BerViee thereof in time of war, in viola tion of act of Congress approved March 2d, iSO.1. The following is a copy of one of the receipts referred to: Narhvii i n, Tcnn., Aur. 4, lVi. Inspected ami received from Jshain Herder sun lliJ serviceable mules. If. BKl'NKK. , , Per H'Kiie, Clerk. ' Third Presenting or causing to be presented for payment to an officer of the United States, in time of war, a false, fraudulent and fictitious claim against the United States, knowing the same to be false, fraudulent and fictitious, in vio lation of act of Congress approved March 2d, 1863. A report is in circulation here that Henderson has sold out or transferred his property, and left the country. A bill was introduced in the Senate this morning to indemnify loyal citizens for losses sustained in putting down the rebellion. It allows compensation for horses, mules, cattle, hogs, or other live stock; forage, provisions, destruction of fences, buildings, improvements, timber or fixtures on reul estate, and for the use and occupation of lands, hodses and other properly by the national forces. It also allows compensation for property taken, used, destroyed or injured by the rebel forces in any part of the State sub sequent to the occupation of Nasjiville by Gen. Burnsidp. In the House the majority report of the Committee on Election, recommend ing the admission of Bolton to his seat, was rejected by 42 to 18, and by the snme vote the minority report, refusing Bolton his seat, was adopted. D. C. Mallard, convicted ot stealing Government cotton, has arrived here from Mobile under guard, to serve out his sentence. Lieut. J. T. Aldcn, Aid-de-Camn on Gen. Fisk's staff, has been relieved from duty, with orders to report at Chattanoo ga, for muster oat with his regiment- He has been on Gen. Fisk's staff since July 1st, 1805. Another Radical Outrage. A fellow named William Simmons, clothed with the majestic authority of a School Trustee, on the 8th inat, broke up a religious meeting at Bracken School- bouse, in Alacon county, ntm drove a congregation, many of whom were ladies, into the open air to worship, because the minister, a Kev. Mr. Wikx, has not tanen the infamous test oath. "I will die right here before it shall be done" said this pious Radical, in response to the pray ers and tears of women to let the meet ing progress. Macon has been one of the worst Radical counties in Missouri. It was permitted to give ten votes against callinn a Convention, and twentu-lhree for General McClei.las for President, XT I. 1U!1 . t f a t i . rn- 1U Auveiuucr, lovt, uuv ui a .uuuft pulation of some 2,300. It had improved somewhat by Jane, 18G5, when over three hundred votes were polled against the adoption of the Dbaei Constitution. Still another Btep was taken when Radical ism was overthrown in the recent elec tion in Macon City. The reptile however has only been ' scotched, not killed." Until this is thoroughly done, murders and riotings and persecution must pre vail in the midst of that people. Let the right-minded see that this is speedily done. St. Louit Republican. Act of Humiliation by the Emperor and Empress of Mexico. Correspondence New York Herald. On Holy Thursday, after attending divine service in the imperial chapel, the Emperor and Empress, with the whole Court, went to tbe saloon ot ituroitie, where the Emperor made the meals with hi own hand for twelve poor and age stricken men, and the Empress did the same for an equal number of old women. After dinner Maximilian and Carlotta kneeled before the poor, with napkin in hand, and their majesties then washed the feet of those ancients, moistened and kissed them, while a priest chanted that part of tbe Gospel ot the day which re fers to the sublime act of humiliation which Christ practiced with his disciples. After this tavatorio their majesties placed a small silk purse on the neck of each pauper, containing some pieces of money, and then retired to their apart ments. An immense concourse of peonle witnessed the ceremony. The emotion which it produced on many was evident, not only because ot its signin- cance, but also because of the important remembrance which tbe act evoked. A Terrible Test Tbe Chicazo Timet thus sums up what will be required of Utah previous to her admission into the Union as a state : The people of Utah have applied for admission as a Mate. J ne proper con gressional Committee has the application k..r.. ; nA i tftkinrr tniitimonv with iy rii .... - n - reference to it. It is quite probable that the people; of Vtah will not be B'lmilted without "change of henrt." Utah will find the road into the Union .ni,Ani f rt trftVpl ltirUm Yntinff will be reauested to repudiate polygamy by logal enactment. Alter this shall be done he will be re quired to repent of polygamy. ThPre will be a committee at Washington who will go over him thoroughly. He will be required to testify that polygamy is abol ished. He will find it necessary to show that he never did believe in polygamy. He will be necessitated to prove that there are no men in Utah who ever did believe in polygamy. After this has been done, Utah will be admitted by the present Congress, providing there are abundant guarantee that it will vote the Abolition ticket Caleb Cushlng. A letter-writer describes Caleb Cuh- ing, the walking polyglot of Jewbury port, Mass., as " keen, compact, and fifty" We guess the latter part of this description will be new to the ex-representative to Pekin. Hewa bora in l?O0, though we don't know how yonng he may look. At a late dinner in Washington, it is (aid, he addressed the French Min ister in elegant French, the Spanish Minister in Caatilian, the representative of Denmark in Dani.h, of Holland in Dutch, of Victor Emmanuel in Italian, and it wa believed that he could have talked Chinese with the representativeof the Brother of tbe Sun and Moon had on been present i . -v ""r,V . Massachusetts doesn't do herself much honor by sending such a man as Henry Wilson to the5enate when she has such men as. Caleb Gushing and Robert C. Wintlirop in private lifei Great, how ever, i the power of fanaticism and im pudence. Captain Johnston. ' Captain" Johnston, late of the C. S. ram Tennessee, now of the Mobile Tribunt, iu acknowledging the compli ments of his city confrere on hi acces sion to the press gang, say r But I wish it distinctly understood that I enter upon my new career without any " iron-clad " proclivities; all my thoughts and aspiration are now upon works of peace intent, the memories of the past serving only as beacon-lights to guard me against the slinuls and quicksands of political strife. My most hearty desire is to see our once happy and glorious country restored to its pristine purity and harmony; but, regarding this as rather an Utopian idea, I shall devote my humble rtlorts to the promotion of Southern enterprise and industry, with the fervent hope of inspiring emulation of the virtues of the North and a con- finned abhorrence of its vices. l l, , . Abolishing Congress. . The Washington Chronicle ha the fol lowing : . "The organs of the Administration," says Greeley on Friday, " are busily de vising plans for abolishing Congress.' The Intelligencer' efforts in that direc tion have been prodigious in everything but success. ' Congress (soi-disanl) has been abol ishing itself, so it seems to us. Eleven States are "abolished," from the Poto- - , .. ,1,A P;n n,.anrlo with ItfonlV tVA Hint; ij i iic inv j i hiiuu, - U. 8. SonRtora, and all their Representa tivpfi, while expulsions go on from the ..... n tift P.-trtrrrOaa " id ntlt nf thf I II 111 y ICIb. vunima " w Capitol, not in, just now. There are often more members out than the few who do business within.- Mr. Brooks, for example, was expelled by 72 votes, in a . ...... , i i i i limine tnat nas szu oua raemoers ay mw, within. The outs thus fur outnumber the ins. The British Queen. Dr Henry Alford, author of "A Plea for the Queen's English," tells the follow ing: A student at one of our military acad emies had copied a drawing of a scene in Venice, and in copying the title, he had spelt the name ot the city v ennice. The drawing master put his pen through the sunerllou.s letter, observine. " don't you know, sir, there is but one hen in Venice t Un which the youtb Durst out laughing. Being asked what he was laughing about, he replied he was think ing how uncommonly scarce eggs must be there. The master, in wrath, reported him to the Colcuicl, a Scotchman. He, on hearing tb disrespectful reply, with out in the least perceiving the point of the joke, observed, "An' a varra natural observation, too." Suicide. A Nashville dispatch of Monday says: A man named Cozzens was found in his bed-room, at his residence on the Franklin pike, with his throat cut with a razor. The suicide was caused Dy pecuniary embarrassment Deceased had long been in a desponding condi tion, and had frequently told his wife he would kill himselt. He attended cnurcn on Sunday, as usual. As his wife entered his room, he remarked feebly, " I have done what I told you I would," and then cut himself again with a razor. A jig dancer at the Broudway Varie ties attempted suicide to-day by taking poison, but was saved. The Douglas Monument. The Peoria Democrat says : The Mon ument Association have concluded to commence the erection of -the Douglas Monument as soon as possible, and in tend to lay the corner stone in the oora ing May or June. Secretary Seward has been invited to deliver an oration on the occasion, but conditionally excuses him self on the ground of ill-health and a nressure of nublic business. These ob jections being avoided, Mr. Seward will deliver the oration. The monument is to be erected on the eround purchased bv the State for the purpose, on the banks of Lake Miebican, and we believe, includes the present resting place of the remains of the deceased patriot. BSSf Raphael Semmes, recently re leased bv order of President Jouusoi. is a candidate for Judge of the Probate Court of Mobile county, Alabama. BY TELEGRAPH FROM ALL POINTS. From New Orleans. ArsorlatedProM Dispatcher. New Orleans, April 24. Gen. Canby refuses the habeas corpus to Government agents. The crevasses below are widening, and the levee commissioner is making efforts to stop them np. The floods above are increasing. Cotton, sales of 'J00 bales, mostly be fore Liverpool advices, at premium rates. To-day's receipts, 485; receipts for the last fuurdays, C843, against 7301 same time last week. Exports for last three days, 11, (itW; stock on hand, 15G, 311. Sagar and molasses, unchanged; flour, superfine, $s 50; corn, $ 1 03 ; oats, 57c; pork, $2X50; sterling. 31 ; New York bank checks, Jo premium ; gold, 12.' ;; frnncs, 2.1J. Form Vera Cms. Vera Crcz, April C. Col. Dupin de feated DeJessus and DeLagursea in Tamautipas. Commandant Billot is about fortifying Chihuahua, and then starts on an expe dition. The Imperial cause is prospe rous in Chihuahua. Tbe Indian allies had secured for them the district of Abosdo and Guerro. Matamoros had pronounced for the Empire, and the Imperialist had taken Conception in its name, and garrisoned it with Indians. Tarras, with seventy Imperialists, fought against and defeated fifteen hun dred. Liberals, highly commanded. From Europe. Foreign. The steamer American, from Southampton, April 11th, has ar rived at quarantine. The ship Eliza, from New York to Bremen, was ran into arid sunk off Portland, England. AU hands but one maa perished. Liverpool. Cottoa market dnll and irregular, owing to Fenin diSewltie and excessive receipts. Liverpool, April II. Sale of cotton fof two days 8,500 bale. - Cotton has do-, clined ond penny 5.71 J8.72J. Con sols 858CV J ' j l i V, The German difficulty looks worse. 1 I . From. New York,' New York? "April 24. Ten death oc curred on' board tho hospital ship Fal con from .cholera, j. There, are seventy three cases aboard the hospital ship, j A,Washington special says the Ways and Menns Committee expect to report a tax bill to day. " The'tax on cotton re mains five cents per pound; on, whiskey, two dollars per gallon. A special snys that the indications are that loyal Tennessee members will soon be admitted to Congress. 1 Secretary Seward has sent important instructions to our Minister at Vienna, with regard to sending Austrian troops to aid Maximilian. , A strong protest will be made against such action. Ftora . Washington. Washington, April 24. In a letter to tho Finance Committee of the Sennte, Secretary McCulloeth says St is .import ant that Southern State banks should have nn opportunity to become National banks; otherwise, by the operation of a law of the United States,, they will be compelled to wind up after the first of July. ,;.;:.' ':.:: ';' The Senate passed a bill for the better organization of the pay department of the navy. The Postollice appropriation was con sidered without any action being taken. , From Louisville. Louiavii.t.E, April 24. Sales of 149 hhds.' of leaf tobacco at unchanged prices; flour, superfine, f 7 25; corn, 73c; oats, 44c; pork, $20 75; bacon, shoul ders, 12Jc; clear sides, lGJc; prime lard, 18Jc; raw whiskey, 2 22. From Cincinnati. Cincinnati, April 24. Flour, super- finef $8; wheat, firm at $2 252 60; corn, firm at 56c; oats, 45c; whiskey, $2 22; pork, $26 60; lard, 18c; bacon, 12l16c. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS CITY AND COUNTRY DEALERS, "OLANTERS, RAILROAD AND LEVEE X Contracture HOUSEKEEPERS, HEADS OF FAMILIES, UOI'EL KKKPKKS, RESTAURATEURS, LIUUOK DKALERS, AND SALOON KEEPERS, In fact, all porsons desirous of purchasing any thing in tho line of Vancy or Staple Groceries, Wines, , L4quor), Provisions Plantation or Family Supplies, Tobacco, Cigars, , Jtoat or Itnr Mires i:io., KIc.TEK'.. Are reminded tht we are utill proparod to sup ply them with tho best of goods, and at aa rea sonable rates as can be offered iu the city. Ex amine our stock and pri--e. We guarantee ?nt isl'action in all case. Fresh arrival .lailv. TOOE, PHILLll'S Jc.ClRODE. '-'5-3in No. g'jg Front Mre-.-t. Corner Court. MEMPHIS AND OHIO UAILHOAD. Shortest, Quickest and Best Route . , TO ALL POINTS North, East and 'West! TWO DAILY PASSENGER TRAINS. SPEED, SAFETY & COMFORT COMBINED Baggage Checked Through. Elegant Slooping Cars on all Night Trains. TO CAIRO BT RAIL IN FIFTEEN HOURS. I-WAILT MAIL PASSENGER TRAIN 1 (Sundays excepted), leaves jneuipni- fi-Qn - ... ntalrin PlinnSCtllin ftt ItUlll- boldt with Mobile and Ohio Railroad lr Mo bile. Meridian, Columbus, Corinth, Jaekson, Trenton, Union City, Paducsh. Columbus. Ky.. and all stations on tht road, and at tniro with Illinois Central Railroad for all Northern and Eastern cities. Night Express at 8 pjn. every day. This train Is especiollr for thronirh travel. T ,1,.1 with iimut And commodious, well ventilated cars, eltcsnt and splendid sleeping curs, and goes thrnwrh without any thange ol ears or baggsge, making close connections at Cairo with through Eiprena trains on Illinois Central Railroad at 11 .m.. renching M. Linus from Memphie in 2 hours: Louisvillo in ,U hours: Cincinnati in 36 hours: making this the shortest. quK-keKt aatl Don rouic io an piuiiu. North and East. , . . , Thnmeh TickeU for sale at all the principal Tickot Office, in the South: ia Memphis, at wny.no House. 8. Cook. Agcut: 14 Jefferson street. Larry Hnrmtad. Agent : at Memphis and Ohio Railroad Depot, head "f Main street. SAM. li. JONEf, ai'2)-lm General Superintendent. Administrator's) Notice. THE VNDERSIQNKD HAVING Q1IALI 1 Had aa thaadsninistratriaof Jamas Armoar, deceased, before tha County Court of Shelby county, the creditors nf said tale are notined to present their claims lor payment within tha tiana prescribed by law, and persons indented to said estate are requested to make payment to the undersigned at her residence on Maft,!0n street. EMILY ARMtH'ri. l2'i-taw4t. Administraisix. D. anaTiaoti, . . o. w. rat. -i Drs. Mortiraore & Payne Consulting and PRESCRIBING PHYSICIANS, Office, Boom No. 10. jcOMMKItCIAL HOU8k Jafferaoa Street, ketweaa Uaia and Front , Streets. Memphis, Tens. . , irrrctmv ntvrv in IO treatment of diseases of the Lanes aud Itl.i Ihuius of the Liver. Heart. ' Fi.iea. Kidejeya and ripina. Jienraiiria. Karrou, HeewUche. Rheumatism. l sta sia and Chronic Diseases of Monia- n and levels. Also inavanou, lontoi r taw Disi an-riKia hoars from 9 'clock a.m. to 91 V-lnca t- so. l-l-Smis m aanecitCBJ-re i - j IVS WS S. BWB Sail B V i rrr J'-1 - " - ' 11 " .1.11.1 jir . Artltrt. nl Ntjura Xf anatfe.MJ.W. C. Tuowpana Htuia llirnctor j. UlIMTLtT Second week of the charming and talented a . i young actress. uia MtintiiTTtr iriiAtmcnu ,1I1JJ VU.IUUVIIJI a Jliriia UVala 0a Wednesday Evening, April 25, 1866, Will be presented lliesonsiillnnnl drama, in five acta, entitled EAST t N 1-3 ; Or, the Earl Daughter . . fe&v'ne;' ' CUlotU Thompson. The Mozart Testimonial Concert ' Will be givon at GREENLAW HALL, On Thursday Evc'g April SO, BY THE BEST PROFESSIONAL AND amateur talont of Maiiiphis. jr-Tickeiaforsaleat tne principal stores . npai-td FIRST ANNUAL BALL ,' MEMPHIS RICA.VCII ,i uu Avriaauoaa auw.uawuuN waaavaa v. America, WILL RE GIVEN AT THE GREENLAW Opera Uuuie, on Monday evening, April 3Dth. mm. ,., Cunmiittce of Arrangements M. J. render gast, John Hyghsms, John JO. Randle, M. C. Costello, Junius Cavvinau.-h, John FTdgerly and John Trainer.' Committee of Reception w illintn n hito law, Samuol Tighe and J. Wilson Heath. .. Floor Managers- John Kennedy, T. B..San rtura, M. C Costello, (leorpo W. Holl'ry, Thus. Burn.", John Kdgerly and t'hillip Vitrron. . Tickets, $3 00. To be had of ihe Committee. aoli'-?!- V..IJ... T.,.. lnnl TTnlnn nf NEW ADVERSEMENTS 1M)R RENT A STORE IN A GOOD LOCA tion. Inquire at No. Wl Poplar street, or at No. 11. St. Martin street. aptf lm 1.0 R RUNT. STORE-HOUSE NO. 48 Monroe atreet. Inquire of L. Saoielson it Co., 2Hi Front street. ' 1 Alto, on Fairbanks' Platform Scale for sale. Inquire as above. apZi-lw J. O OongN, Cashior 1st Natl Bank, Nashville O. 11" lUHKY, Itt.U l ."". , .muiij, au uia.p...... J. C. Ghikfinu, IttteUrillingAToboy, Memphis t-a-t-r raijy.v a-V .f - 'i BANKERS and BROKERS, No. 16 Jefferson Street, WILL RECEIVE DEPOSITS, , 1 ' Buy and sell Hold. (Silver, s Uiiciirreiit Mouey, And all kinds of , GovcriiinRiit WetMiriticm. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO COL leotions, and Remittances made promptly. EXCHANGE on New York always on hand. hpJ5-4iu OST.-A NOTB DRAWN BY A. OR J i Alex, fjelkcnk, payable to R. R. Wilson or order, dated Feb. 22, lHotj, unci payable one day after date, for iiOi Ml. All persons ate cautioned against trading for the ubnve note, as pnymrnt has been stopped. Five dollars re ward will be paid for its delivery to MRS- R. R. WILSON, HI Exchange st, - ' Or Calvin Kelsey, No. S P. O. Building. n24-3t IA. FOSTr.K, fKKBUU A JN 1 tiC.rtr.nAi. . Jobbing Pninter, ftfi Quit street, nplll-lin j D R Y JC OOJDS . ' A S EES S EL, i , No. 239 Main Si root, , Wholesale and Betail Dealer in . , i Fancy and Staple DEt GOODS, YANKEE NOTIONS, BOOTS AND SHOES, Gents' and Boys' Clothing. t LARGE STOCK o THE ABOVE GOOD3 i V hii been purchased in the Eastern cities, since the declino, and to those desiring to buy at Whole-ale, I would say that it will be to their advantage to call and examine my stock before purchasing elsewhere. A. SEESBEL, 259 Main street. SILK SACQUES, . BLACK AND FANCY 6ILKS, LACE MANTLES, , , IRISn LINEN, 4 HOSIERY, . ' LINEN SnEETING, GRENADINE. ' MOnAlR. POPLINS. EMBROIDERIES, BEREGE3, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, And all goods to make np well assorted stock. All of which will bo sold at the LOWhST PRICKS posfitde as low aa they can be sold iu any hour in the city. A. PEESfiKL, M;n street. BOOKS. BOOKS and STATIONERY IW7 MAIN ST U EE T MTE38TEB BLOCK. W. Z. MITCHELL, yaaw Dealer in lj?"Cn001 MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS ' A Full Stock of Bibles, Hymn Books, iTverBok Teatamants. Juvenila Book. Novel. Hasonio Book. and Diplomas. LL or WniCH ARE OFFERED AT THB a'V Lowcat Market I'ricaM. Call and examine oyr ft.o.t .