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MOOttE&WEST, AGENTS FOE TUB jETNA LIFE INS. CO., OF HARTFORD, CONN., Cash Assets, over $0,500,000 ! THK OKOBIA (OF C0LTJJ1BCS, OA., Cask Act4. - - 9 100,000.1 THffi BTATK 3NS0HAN0E COMPANY, OF NASHVILLE. TENN., Cnpl.nl, - - $200,000! WE IWniLIrt P0U0TE8 0V AtL v f me improves P'iii."u -"-- - ilif.i. ' : KAvtra harve for travel- I.,. and residing south-at all seasons of the year. Alo Insure against loi or damage By fire on hou ei, merchandise, furniture, etc O FFICENorthuivt toner Maiuon and JPVtmi .rrcrrs. Mcmpsis. Twin. IV-" PUBLIC LEDGER. Office, No. 13 Madinon Htreet. r. A- TILER, J i ' Editor. LARHEST flTf CIRCULATION. MKMPHIHi Friday Earning. January 17. 1888- THE BBWS. A resolution iw Introduced Into the Miss's ilppl Convention to stay the collection of dobts i also, clause for the Constitution a sec tion that " All persons shall be entitled to equal oivil and pol itisal rights, and no property queliflcation for eligibility to office or the rights of suffrage shall ever'be required by law in this State." , The following resolutions were ofiered : To appoint a committee to inquire into the expe diency of exempting ten thousand dollar! from exooution i also to recommend the pussge of inch otber ordinances ai may in iti opinion tend to discourage the credit systems one to Initruot the committee on the various depart menu of the constitution to adopt the old con stitution of Mississippi, and for making such omissions, ndditiqns and change ai the new o rdcrof things may requires one to instruct the Hnsnce Committee to frame an ordinance levying a tax on property in the State, real and personal, to pay the expenses of this body : ene to forever bar from the rights of citisen sbip and subject to the pains and penalties ef perjury, any citiien of the State who may here after engsge in a duel, either as principal or accessory l another, that none of the public moneys of this State shall ever be used to sup port any sectional school i another, that all persons sbal have the same rights In public conveyances ; and another directing the Audi tor to Issue $100,000 in warrant to pay the ex penses of the ooifvention. The Convention of the CowervatlTS Union party met at Jackson on the 16th, and resolved to fight under the banner of the National Dem ocrats party. ' Four hundred Inmates) Deer Island institu tion have been taken ill from tbe effects of poison. The symptoms are similar to those of the National Hotel case at Washington, some time since. Tp gravel trains, having twenty laborers on board, had a collision on the Allegheny Valley railroad, by which most of the men were se riously injured, and three reported dead. The Kansas Legislature, containing seventy eight Radicals to thirty-eight Democrats, or ganised on the 15th. Four men entered a house at Titusville, Pa., on th night of tbe 15th, and robbed a safe of $100,000. The Maryland legislature has been ballot ing for United States Senator without result. ' In Congress, in the Senate, a communication was received from Stanton transmitting a list of volunteer officers in the army. An amendment was offered to the bill remov ing the tax on cotton, which drags its slow length along, as follows: That "raw eotton Imported from foreign countries after July 1, 1668, shall be exempt from duty." The Committee on Finance reported a bill re-enacting the legal Under acts, and providing for contraction and payment in gold. The bi'l to supply deficiencies of appropria tiorsto carry out the re onstruction laws was amended so as t add upwards of 310,0C0 to the Hit of appropriations previously Included in it, andthereupoi agreed to. A section was also added repealing the authority of the President to transfer an moneys on the application ef any Fecretary of a department, where such moneys had been appropriated fortany particu lar branch for eipenditura in the same tiepart jnent In the House Stanton was partisularly "recognised." A bill was introduced providiog that the public funds shall not be deposited in any city where there is a Treasurer or Assistant Treas urer. Referred to (lie Bsnk;n Commit tee. Tennessee lepslature-Weanesday, 14th. nOOSI BILLS OH 1ECOKD BIADIHO. A hill to amend an act incorporating the Odd Fellow' Hall in Memphis. Re jected, The TTonse bill removing! all disabili ties from holding office and sitting on juries on account of race or color. Re ferred to tbe Committee on tbe Coostitu .Inn A bill ' secure to tbe loyal citiis of Tennessee a recompense from the United States for losses incurred during the re bellion. Passed nrsi reading ana re ferred to the Committee on Claims. iSATI SULU OW LT MADISQ. A bill to repeal an act to dispose of tbe records of the land office. PesseoV . t in rar.nl an act to give to grand i,rretionarT nower in rejard to Jj i ... .nt making it a Talid rea- on for removal from office of Clerk, the Peace who aJUugre u - " - - - ... bail be convicted of drunkenness- W ito An art if ne0'1 20C9 of the C An rtto reral section 6378 of tbe Code l'afed. a hill tnnkir g- tabitoal drunkenness a a ..n.. tor divore itfim matrimony . .a .rMow a co!lfe for tbt 1 100. 000 in Uo4 aenpt Z B t r tbe General Government to thu T.ASDL0RDS AND BEN1I. vr i,'n,rn.' I have for many years .A .iih interest the proereM of Mmnlii. at a commercial city ; for a he has been favored an unbounded degneof prosperity; but rii of adveraitT. such as the wisest could not have foreseen, have befallen her, insomuch that commercial disaster and bankruptcy have overtaken many of our most enterprising and inausinou. business men. The future prospeoti are gloomy enough. .... , In ibis connection, I would desire to speak of the enormous expenses of doing business here, more espepially m regard to the high rate of rents charged for storehouses. The limited amount of busi .... jn. h the most prosperous bouses will not justify the payment of the same rents demanded or paia two.ro months ago-. Some landlords, seoing the condition of business, have generously come forward voluntarily end made re ductions in accordance with tbe pressure of the times, but others demand to the utmost farthing the same amount wicy were receiving in prosperous days. It is to these persons I would refer. Will not this course drive capital and ood business men away from our city ? It is having this effect already. Many have left, snd others are making preparations to follow. Would it not be wise for those who are property owners to adopt at once a different policy before they be driven to a course which sooner or later will be forced upon them? I was residing at Louisville. Ky., du ring tbe financial crisis of 1837 to 40. At that time a majority of the business houses were owned by wealthy individu als, who were remonstrated with and urged to reduce rents to rates that mer chants could afford to pay under the ex iting pressure that prevailed at that time, but they turned a deaf ear to these wise admonitions, disregarding tbe fuct that the interests of landlord and tenant were mutual. Thev,however,maile tbe dis covery when it was too late that two thirds of their most enterprising mer chants and capitalists had abandoned their property and loft for other parts. The result was a large proportion of the business houses, for a time, were closed up, and tbe grass actually commenced to grow upon the business streets of the city. Such, methinks, will be the case here if landlords pursue this insane pol ipv. When prosperous times return business men will be willing 'to pay a rental in proportion to the degree of their prosperity. Mr. 'PMitnr. will von not give your views upon this subject, so important to the vital interests of our city ? Civitas. The foregoing communication is from one of the most liberal, as well as intelli gent, business men of this city. We have expressed the view heretofore that land lords bad in strictness the same right to charge such prices for the use of their property as it was worth in the market, just on the same principle that a planter is not condemned for selling his cotton for what it will bring, a farmer his vege tables, a butcher his meat, a grocer his family supplies, a merchant his dry goods, a mechanic his furniture, his hats or his shoes, or a physician, lawyer or laborer his services. The law of supply and demand is the law of trade and busi ness, to which all must bend whether they will or no. And no man any more de- r l 1' . I.. .n. serves censure lor aemanuiuy; in equivalents, when prices are high, than his customers do for insisting on pur chases at the lowest possible rates, when the supply is overabundant and prices are low. So far, therefore, as the right and wrong of the thing is concerned, we blame no man for doing the .... , i best he can with his own; proviaea it is not done through the tyran nical exactions of a monopoly, the unconscionable craft of a dishonest usu rer, or the deceptions and frauds of a Wall street bull. Among ordinarily honest and honorable men, and by a law which, reason as we may, will inevitably assert itself in the routine of transactions wherein the interests of man and man i- . .i : m j ; in come in conuici, mese mma uumij adjust themselves. Such a law, with its control, can never be set aside by any uniform rule of prices. For men will not pay high rates when they can buy at low, and it is no more to be expected they will sell at low, when that which tbey have to dispose of will readily com mand higher- rates. If, therefore, the andlords of Memphis are charging only what their property is worth, we see no gronnd for censure whatsoever. But, while we say this, we are fully apprised that there may be ft cat impoli cy, and that it may be extremely unwise, under certain conditions, and at a time of unusual distrees end extraordinary stagnation of business, that a man should exact as a landlord, the highest rates possibly and temporarily to be obtained. The owners of real estate in this city have an interest in its growth, which they will be ultimately compensated by pro moling, at no inconsiderable sacrifice. Tbey cannot afford to charge rents which tenants cannot afford to py. If they do. their houses will stand idle of neces sity ; and, besides, the intrinsic valae ol their real estate will at the same time largely diminish. They may gain a little presently by high rates, which tend by so much to prostrate business, but they ill in the long run injure their own interests ana unye pupm- J !. 'ion, capital and business from the city. They should certainly consult common sense, in the adoption of a liberal line of poliey, under such circumstance as now exist. It will pay them fur belter than stringent exactions. If they have been accustomed to high rates, all the more easily are they now able to afford reasonable reductions, which will par by retaining business men and families, just as it will some times pay to give alternate acres or lots to bring settlers, whose improvements will appreciate the value of those that remain. If the fact be as stated by our correspondent, that some merchants ill discontinue business, for no other reason than that the rata of rents is too high t be afforded by them, It is evident beyond all question that the laodlord who will not redute his terms is dead weight on ihe city, and is acting as really against bis cm a altimate interest as would be a man, who, with a monopoly of flour or coal, should call down the maledictions of his fellow citiienv by charging fifty doliars a barrel fer one and three dollars a barrel for the other aritvof U the existing facts, and the anomalous stagnation and condition of the times, we must concur with our oorreanondent in bis view that the inte tests of the city require a present and considerable reduction of. rents. And we believe the interests of he landlords as much require the same thing. 71 bey have a legal and porbaps a moral right to the highest rates they can get. But it will be suicidal at this time to exact them. It'll somewhat difficult, we know, for men to drop their old accustomed figures of four thousand down to one. But, if that will retain population, capi tal and business, as we believe it will do in a very large degree, it will be tbe best and wisest thing fir all concerned which can he done. Let no business man leave Memphis with a just reason for saying that there was no obstacle to his success here but rents too high to be afforded. If they do, we shall all have reason to repent and regret together. We are informed that a considerable portion of the landlords of New Orleans have, unsolicited, reduced their rents twenty five per cent within the last few dave. making the reduction in all fifty per cent, at least from last year's rates. Not less should be done here. And if that is not enough, it is even more tbe true interest of landlords to make tbe reduction creator still than it is import ant to tenants, who are free to go where they will, and may choose other places for business. Let landlords at once adopt such a liberal and magnanimous course as will show thot they ar not "penny wise and pound foolish" sharp in the greed of gathering in to-day at the expense of the great harvest of to-morrow, their own permaneut interest, and the promised great future of our city, which can be destroyed by impolicy as well as built up by following the dictates of common sense. We are pleased to see that the county Executive Committee has given ample time preparatory (o the Conserva tive Convention for nominating candi dates for the county offices. The Con vention is appointed for February 14th, and the ward and district meetings to elect the delegates fixed on the 8th, six days preceding. We see not how a bet ter arrangment could have been made. We re publish the call of the committee: Shlbt Codnit Coxvbntiok. A Con vention of delegates from the wards of the city of Memphis, and the civil dis tricts of Shelby county, is hereby called to assemble at the Greenlaw Opera House, city ol Memphis, on nday, t eb ruary 14, 18C8, at twelve o'clock, m., for the purpose of nominating Conservative Dsmnprniia candidates for the following offices, to be filled at the next March election, viz: For Sheriff of Shelby connty, Register of Shelby county, Trus tee of Shelby county, A ax iouecior oi Shelby county, Commissioner of Shelby county, Clerk of Common Law and Criminal Court. Marshal of Muni cipal Court, Constable of City Districts. c.acn civil uioinufc uuidiuc ui will he entitled to two. and each ward in the city four delegates iu the Convection. The wards and districts are requested to meet at their respective Voting places on Suturduv. February 8. 1868, and elect their delegates, and delegates so chosen are earnestly requested to attend the County Convention, as no proxies win be recognized. Ward meetings at night ; district meetings at two o'clock p.m. By order ot tbe uounty executive wm- mittee. w. u. u. otkwakt, chairman. Union is indiapenBible, with concerted action, vigor and thorough organisation. The Convention must be fair, without a quirk or a dodge, or the influence of any clique- And this first assured, it must and will be obeyed by every man who will not incur the disgrace of setting up his individual and personal interest at the expense of the success of the white man's party of Shelby county. We would not vote for such a man if we knew it, now or hereafter. Let every candidate present himself and his claims before the people to be fairly considered between now and the 14th of February, so that the ward and strict meetings and the Convention may be prepared as fully as possible to make a fair and best selection. But if a man presents himself as a candidate, let him be required to answer first of all, whether he is pledged to abide the action of the Convention. If he is not, tell bira ne is no white man's candidate, and that he may as well come down from his perch. We intend the Convention shall be as m partial as honest men know how to make it The effort to make it so will be earnest and determine! But whatever the result may be, candidates must take their chances and abide by it. It is fixed fact and a sworn thing that no personal considerations whatsoever shall take a Conservative vote from the nomi nees of that Convention, be they who they may. The Radicals are organized, and we mean to fight the devils with fire. Thcbi is an extraordinary ruth of in dividual and delegations just now to the White House with presents to Mr. Jonn- nn Oold-headed canes from charter oaks and all other kinds ot consecrated nnil rolii medals ornamented wan " nightingale trills," old rye over-proof hiskv of the bnest quality, ana otner things, enough to stock a museum, are pouring in upon tne rresiaenc a jeer or so azo none was so poor, and no one was found to do him honor. Straws on the surface show the course of the cur rent. Tbe politicians aid office seekers and office holders, who are always on the lookout for the rising star, are waking up with wonderful alacrity. Washington is full of inch needv and hungry fellows, tin trh the future more intently than the astronomer does the motions of the heavenly bodies. tvidently Andrew Johnson is tbe coming man. Boston Post Tm Washington Star says of Dick ens' anticipated visit to Washington, that bis agent, Dolbey, after surveying the rround. concluded that he could not net then 1 2000 per nizbt. and at tbat ma knt tor a single course of four read' ing. So he will not go there until later ia the season, after he has skimmed tbe cream of the big cities. Tmw Tnonditnrea'of tbe public School TX OrUn. daring the vear 1867 n.niJ m M',-) : apnronri ation (n, .nnnr twa wo. The cot of it, r,n,li. irhnnli fir the colored chi dren doner the lt three month amounted to 121,670 2a. STANTOxV. How lie gol bit Old Flnce and "What wan Snld Hbout It. The Washington special to the Cin cinnati Commercial (Radioal) contains an interesting sketch of the manner in whiMi filantnn slid in bis old seat It says : The keys of the Secretary's private room in the War Department were nanded to Mr, oianion bi iu ouiuu,auu be took quiet possession, remaining there until 4 p.m., his usual hours for elosing hia dav'a labor, drawing pay, ' in the meantime, to tbe amount of nearly $3000, for tbe time during which he has been suspended. He was visited at 11 o'clock hv (innnral Grant, who remained in con ference with him for nearly an hour, lie had interviews with other parties during the dav. and in tbe afternoon issued an order to the employes of the Depart ment, informing tnem that ne was again at the head of affairs. A petition was circulated in the House of Representatives, ana signed oy every Renublican member, asking Stanton to remain in tbe War Offioe and not to re sign, as it had been intimated he intended to do immediately after his reinstate ment Possibly Mr. Johnson is as much sur prised at some leatures ot tne transac tion in tbe tjtanten anair ot tne past fnrtv-nitrht hours as anybody, for it bd pears be bad an understanding with General Grant some time ago, renewed and its details recapitulated from time to time, and finally repeated on Saturday last, that he (General Grant) would either hold on to the office as Secretary ad interim until tbe rights of Mr. Stan ion hnnlH be adjudicated in court, in case the latter should demand possession of the Department, or else be would give the President timely notice of bis inten tion to resign as Seoretary ad inierim,and thus enable Mr. Johnson to appoint some other person to the oMice who would refuse to surrender to Mr. Stanton until a decision could be had. As 'twas evi dent on Saturday last that the Senate would not sustain tbe suspension ot Stanton, the President and Grant had another interview on the subject, and a full understanding substantially, as above set forth, was tbe result. It was also agreed that Grant, in company with Gen. Sherman, should call on the Presi dent on Monday, to determine finally hnther he would resign as Secretary ad interim, or continue in tbe office, and test Stanton's right, as before stated. Gen. Sherman called on the Executive yesterday, but General Grant did not. Meantime, on ounaay ibsi, a sugges tion had been made to the President by certain persons, tbat if the name of ex Governor Cox, of Ohio, should be sent to the Senate for Secretary of War, his nomi n ation would probably be con fi rmed , and thus get rid of the Stanton imbroglio at once. Mr. Johnson, however, pre ferred to have the matter take tbe course he had decided it should, especially as he had no doubt of having the co-operation of General Grant or another Secretary ad inttrim, in the manner before stated. What caused General Grant to change his mind, or to depart from the arrange ment, or why he did not notify the Pres ident of his intention to surrender to Stanton, has not transpired fully. The first notice the President had, however, of such a change of purpose, was upon receipt of tbe following note from Gen, Grant to day, at about half past 11 a.m.: Headquarters Aiiit or U. 8., I January 14, 1.-68. His Excellency, Andrew Johnson, President of the United jutes: Sir : I have the honor to inclose here with a copy of an official notice received by me last evening, of-the action of tbe Senate of the United States in the case of the suspension of Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. According to tbe provisions of section 2 of an act regu lating tne tenure oi civu omcers, my functions as Secretary of War ad interim ceased from tbe moment of the receipt of the within notice. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. at. urant, uenerai. Here follows a copy ot the resolution of the Senate. This letter was banded to the Presi dent by one of Grant's staff, jujt one hour after Grant had surrendered to Stanton, and, of course, the latter was in possession of the War Department that length of time before Mr. Johnson was advised of what.had transpired. It appears that a certibed copy of the Senate resolution was served upon Grant nd Stanton last night, about 8 o clock. by Colonel Forney, Clerk of the Senate, in person. A copy was lett at tne White House about 9 o'clock laBt night : but the President was engaged at the reception, and he did not see it until about 9 o clock this morning. What course will be pursued by either the President or Stanton, a few hours wil aeiermiDo. Utility of Ants. In reading of tbe destructiveness of ants in tropical countries, we are often tempted to question their utility and object. A recent traveler, however, in forms os that, without their agency, the entire region would soon become unin habitable by being choked np with veg etable growths; but that by tbe inces sant activity of countless hdrdes all de caying mallei vegetable and animal is speedily removed from off the face of tbe earth, to tbe great oeneut ot its in habitants. It is resorted that the current of that onderful ocean river, the "Gulf Stream," has nearly doubled its velocity. The. nhenomenon was noticed at about the date of the late remarkable series of earthquakes, and is, of course, supposed to have some intimate connection with those convulsions. Ihe immediate re sult of increased force in tbe current has been to augment the dangers of naviga tion near tbe Florida Keys, even steam vessels finding it difficult to weather points easily passed previous to the in creased velocity of the stream. The New York City Bank, just robbed of more than half a million by lever rich, one of the tellers, was one ot tbe victims of the Livingston forgeries, some veara as-o. losing at tae time about t5, 000. Leverich was not suspected until hie absence from the bank excited inqai ry, and tbe books were examined, the defalcation discovered, and tbe usual revelations as to gambling, fast women, Ac, were made. Mr. Swahsv, editor of the Mariposa (California) Gazette, has been indicted for the murder if James W. Seal, an old and prominent citizen of Mariposa Th prime, as ia alleged, was prompted by the wife of tbe deceased. Prussic acid was discovered in the remains on a pott-morlem examination. hay A attempt to burn the Jackson Clarion office was made at four o'clock on Sunday morning, by selling fire to the unoccupied frame tenement adjoin l . .( BY TELEGJtAPil. LtutOHt. to Noon To-Doy NEW TOHK. Gold and Cotton Reports. Sreolal to the Pdblio Lsdgir-1 Nrw Yori. January 17. 12 m. Gold opened 138 ; at 10:20 a.m. it was at 1389 ; at 10:50 a m. 138 J, and is now at 139. Tbe cotton market-is quiet; holders ask an advance, but buyers operate with caution. Exchange is steady. HA.YANA. The HeralSi special, dated Havana ICth, says the city government of Ha vana held an extra session to-day. Re' turns in regard to the health of the city arev ery favorable, and it is believed clean bills of health will soon be issued. Tbe Te Deum which was to be held for the deliverance of tbe city from epidemio takes place on the 49th. . Advices from Martinique to the first say bo turtber eartnquaxes uaa oc curred oo the island. CANADA. Montreal, January 14. A sharp shock of earthquake was felt at St An drews at midnight of the 14th. The same shock was slightly felt here, ac companied by an unusually loud noise. At Havana, Santa Anna and his com panions are very busily occupied, and Borne curious developments in regard to his schemes and intrigues are looked for. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, January 17. The Grand Army of the Republic, now in convention, yesterday elected General Logan, of Illinois, Commander-in-Chief, and General Owen, of Philadelphia, Se nior Vice Commander. Two hundred and forty-three thousand persons are rep resented by the delegates now here. . Tbe National Convention of tbe Grand Army of the Republic met in mass con vention to-night- Gen. Sickles occupied the chair. The Committee on Resolu tions, consisting of Gen. Eurlbut, of Il linois; Gen. Nathan Kimball, of Indi ana; Gen. Jas, B. McKean, of New York ; Gen. B. Halstead, of New Jersey, and Maj. Clayton McMicbael, reported the following, which was unanimously adopted : Resolved. That the veteran soldiers and sailors, Btoadfast now as ever to the Union and flag, fully recognize the claims of TJ. S. Grant, General of the Army of the United States, to the con fidence ot the people, and recommend him for tije office of President of the United States, in iranlicit confidence that the -victories won under his guidance a war will he u7 carried out by him Peace bv such measures as snail secure the full fruits of our exertions. ALABAMA. Sblma, January 17. Hon. P. G. Wood decided that he could not comply with Gen. Pope's orders, in regard to placing negroes on juries, without violating his official oath, and yesterday his court was suppressed by military authority. At a meeting of the bar of Dallas county, Judge Wood was unanimously sustained. WASHINGTON. Washington, January 17. JlcCardle's case will oome up before the Supreme Court to-day. General Ord had an interview with the President, and assured him that negro suffrage never could be successfully con summated in the South. Nsw York, January 17. The Times' Washington special says Patent Commis sioner Theaker's resignation was ac cepted and he has retired. PITT8BUKG. Pittsburg, January 17. The river is falling, with three feet in the channel. Thermometer 18. . GEORGIA. Atlanta, January 16. The Controller of the State refused to recognize General Meade's authority, and a general order was issued this evening from headquar ters removing John T. Barnes, said Con troller, and appointing Capt. Charles Wheaton, of the 33d Infantry, to his place. Nbw York, January 17. An Atlanta special says that the State Treasurer sur rendered the keys, but refused to give np the money or books. A Florida committee have petitioned Gen.' Meade to postpone the Florida Con vention for thirty days, to correct regis tration frauds, but after telegraphing to Gen. Grant, Gen. Meade did not order its postponement FOREIGN. Liverpool, January 1711:15 a.m. Cotton firm. Estimated sales, 12,000 bales. Uplands, 7d; Orleans, 7J1. Sales for the week, 98,000 bales to export, 17,000 bales ; to speculators, 9000 bales. Stock on hand, 434,000 bales, of which 1 1 1 .000 hales r A meriean. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS COAL C. T. PETEKSOX, Dealer in the Best Pittsburg Coal, OFFICE So. IS JIaullo alrerf. T HAVE JCSt RRCFIV8D A FRESH I nni.l nf Vo. 1 PitUborg Coal. nd am reedy o vaprly " "ho nay for me with tbeir orders, at m u')w m i roaraei rmrep. city Hdiir : TOR SALE 15 8UM3 TO rCIT TAX Bayers, at No. ! Madison strjeU list . p. JOIIX RAIIAM, MERCHANT TAILOR No, SAO Mala Street (nt stairs. il d'nne to "ji'T, and in tbe beft fiyl. Mr, ANCFACTrIS8 AND KKHAIRIU M . RKP.N.STh,I. aae hiso.i er, ' our employ. NEW MEMPHIS THEATKB. Lessee and Manager,, W. 0. THoersoH. SH1RI.it II. FliNOB. ...0. I. Btkhukhl. Mage Manaser, Areasurer, Last benelt of the great artist EDWIN BOOTH, SUPPORTED BY MINN HAKY McVICKIH, Friday Evening-, January 17, 1888, Will be performed llulwer's (rent ploy, In lire ants, entitled LADY OF LYOtitS. Clmide Mflnotte. adirin.ltooth Pauline. Miss Mo Vioker. Saturday.. RICHARD III. SW Doors open at a quarter past seven I cur ta'n ries at quarter to eieht. Ueneral aamisiion, $li reserved siats, 60 cents extra : Third Tier end Oulored Oallerv, 26 cents ; Colored Boxes, 60 cents. Beats can be secured six days In advanoe. VARIETIES THEATKB, Cor. Mnln and Waahlnsrton Street. CIIAS. II. II. BROOM, Lessee and Proprietor. Ass Array of Talent ITsieqnaled In (he HUUlunrn. . Mile. AUOTJSTA LMERKAUX, MissoslJr,Lr,.r. ukv ibs, K.ATJS PAHTINOTOW. LULA WHOHTON. Aan! PaIImI nt Twnlr Iteautlt'll I YoiinK Ladies, un der thedireotion of Mile. AUGUSTA LA M KK KAUX. the Fairy Queen. J0UNNY HAllT. , USUAK Wlbljix, TONY BBNTON, DELAWARE BOYS. Wsnted-20 Ballet Girls. Admission, SOoents; Private Boxes, $5 00. Doors open at 6'A o'olook. Performance nftnTninpnp""t7oVI"V l'"0 NT. MAKY'S SCHOOL, Tl IBS. M. K. POPE, PKIMUIPAL, fOPl-AK 1'X stroet. east ot urienns, Tbe new sesninn beins Kebruirv 8d. 18tB. 171 Trustee's Kale. TY VIRTUE OF. A DEED OF TRUST JJ i m.iln in me hr John It- Peterson, and re corded in the Kesister's oflioe of Shelby county, in book No. 67. part 1st, pages 47, 477 and 4.8, I will sell to the hifrhost bidder, for cash, the fnllnvina doKnrihed lot or tract of land, lyini in Shelby county, Tennessee, about throe quar ters of a mile from Court Square, to wit! Ueins part of County Lot No. 5i. on the north side of the Raleigh road, commenoinaj on the west side of an alley about (8) eight teet wide, run ning; thenoe west with said Raleigh road (Hi!) eighty-three feet ; thence north with the plank fence now on said lot about (51)0) five hundred feet, more or less, to tbe back of said fence; thenoe east with said back fenoe (1-3) eichty ih... foot to the eaat fence now on said lot : thence on a line with said east fenoe (600) five hundred teet, more er less, lo me Beginning. Rmiiiv nf rAHnmntion to this Dronertyis waived. and title to the same believed to be perfect, but I convey as trustee only. rlaca ot Bale ooumeasi corner oi vouri Square. T?iLe 'of Safe MONDAY, Feb'v 17th, 1M8. Than in iiluata,i nn this lot an elegant Cot tage, with four rooms and servants' room and kitchen, and other necessary improvements. 141 n. B.Junayi'Miii iranee. U. t. INTERNAL REVENUE SALE. Coixkctob's Gmc. 8th Dist. Trwn.1 Memphis, 15th January, 1868. f ON MONDAY, THE J8TH INST., COM mencing at ten o'clock a.m., I will sell at 22J4 JcfTersen street, the following described property, vis : 18 round tables, 2 tables, 1 small desk, 72 split bottom chairs. 1 arm chair, 4 window curtains, 1 carpet about 130 yards, 2 wiktar nnnlera. 2 buckets. 3 waiters. 4 gas burn ers, 42 cups and saucrrs, 3 large dishes, 47 plates, in snivel sna ioiih, ( hikwdb, h pukiw dishes, dns tumblers, 1 keno globe, balls, markers, etc, 14 spittoons, and 60 cards. All ot which has been distrained under a war rant issued by R. 8. Saunders, Collector of In ternal Revenue, 8 h District Tennessee, to me, against B. M. Atkinson, for eleven hundred and fifty-six dollars snd fifty cents, being for one hundred dollars foe his gross Lottery re ceipts at No. 22H Jefferson street, with a pen alty of one thousand and fifty-six dollars and fifty cents, for failure to report and pay. Said sale positive, unless the said Atkinson pays the amouBt, with all cost of distraint, advertise ment and sale, before the hour designated. R. 8. SAUNDERS, Colleotor Internal Revenue, 8th Dist. Tenn. Hy JohW MiSTH, PB., uep. loiiecor. zt Trustee's Sale. BY VIRTUE OF CERTAIN DEEUS Vtr Trast to me executed by C. Davidson and 8. R. Blann, partners, etc., recorded in the Probate Clerk's eflioe of Panola county, Mis sissippi, in book P, pages 424, i2b, 432 and 433, to secure T. T. Green 4 Co , of Memphis, Ten nessee, ana liincK, .HSies s. uo oi mempnis, r.nn.i.M in the DHvment of certain inilebU edness therein mentioned, I will, on the 13th DAY Or FEBRUARY, 1868, between the hoars of 16 a.m. and 4 p.m., sell at Snrdis, Panola eounty. Mississippi, at the torehouso lately occupied Dy juavinson Illann, to the highest bidder, tor (JAB 11, tbe following property, to-wit : The storehouse mA in rtavidfinn A Rlann. described as commencing two hundred and twenty-five (225) feet south I tne nnnneasi corner oi section thirty four, townp-hip seven, range seven, west running south fif'y feet along tbe Sledgeville and Helniont road, thenoe west to the line of tbe Mississippi ana lennessee ranmeu com pany's line, thence north to a point opposite beginning, thence east to beginning, in Panola oountv, Mississippi, and the remainder of the HOODS, WARKa, etc.. of Davidson & Blann. Will convey only M tru.iee o January 9th, 1H Trustee's Sale. m VIRTUE OF A DKKUOK TRUST, B. ,,trf in me on the 2lith dav of June. lBoVi. by V. O. Lnfland, and duly registered in tbe n a,.;! Av'a nffiftA nf Shelbv countv. Tennessee. in Record Book No. 56. part 1st, pages 8X9, 10 snd 611, to which reference is hereby made for the purpose of paying the debt therein se cured 1 will, on Monday, 10th ay of February, 1868, in rmni nf the Conrthou'e. In thecity of Mem phis, proceed to sll to the highest bidder, for cash, the followirgdescribedproperty.to-wit: A MMrtaiq lot of land. Iving and being in tbe county of Shelby and State of Tennessee, being lot No. tfi? as laid down on tbe plan and map of Memphis, liecinningaiineinmrseouonoi m snath side of Exchangestreet with the west side of 'Ihird. running thence southward with tbe weft side ef 1 ntra street one nunarea ana roriy eight and a half feet to the Interaction of the west side o' the alley, between Poplar and Ex change street' ; thence westward with the north side of said alloy, end parallel with Exchange Slrees eigniy-eiKni anu nitu iw, . meupv northward and parallel with Third street, one hundred and forty-eight and a half feet to the south side of Kxi-hange street: thenoe eastward with the south side ot Exchange street, eighty eight and a half feet to the beginning, being ihe aggregate nr entire Int. or parcel of ground con vered to W. O. Lofland by B. Walker, Jacob Walker and Wm. Walker, by Deed, dated 3d June, together with all improvements thereon, and appurtenances thereunto belong ing. The equity of redemption in and to this nrnnertv isexnress v waived in said lrust Deen and the title is believed to be good, but I sel and convey only as iruitee. tale to bt made wiihin lawful bourn. 111-I.T6 SAM. H. COWARD. Trustee TRUSTEE'S SALE. f IIERKA8. H. W. BAtlMAN. ON THE 12th day of September, 17, executed Henry, at Trustee ! one to secure the payment nf ,o ant. n.Y.lill tl UeorgO 0e. OD due three months after date. f..r the sum of two hondred dollars : theother due six months alter dale, for tbe of two hundred dollars, each dated September 12, ISO, .and both to be due in d-faull nt naymeoi wi jm iim on una, at maturity. Tne e her deed of trust was In secure the ps-ment ol a note executed by said ii u- u .nn,m DiYik e te Mrs. Anna V e- tefmeD. dated the ilfb day ol September, 17. fZ the sum of I-IIT ". due three months atte- date. together w,t interval irom uaie till naid on Ihe following property : 1 be baiMing ind premises, known as the City Fonndery. titaaie on tbe north side of PnpUr, be wn Ihird asd Fourth streets, at Ne. 1J1. In the eitv t,f Memphis. Tenneeeee, to gether wiia all the machinery fixtures, lm plrraeau and tools appertaining and belonging to tee same. Now, therefore, delanlt having been msile in the payment el said notee, I will, by the power veslet ia me ea trte, and IB aeenrdanre therewith, sell sid property at public section, on t-e premwe. nn Tl F DAY.THK iilST DAT OF JA.NrART. 1A belween ihe hours of 1 and 1 o'clock in the al tera sob of said dar, fr each ia bar.,1. aiv.es deed or bill sa'e tot property Sold. Tb s De cember3tb, li37. D. L. liKNRk. )y Trustee. R. VA5 BROCKLIS. ActioBer. ' MISCELLANEOUS. Tli French Lutf "atfe. PROFEHNOR VIIXE1U M WOULD RKftPF.CTFlILLY ANNOUNCE to the public tbat he will, on Saturday, the ISth of January, open, at Lee Academy, a remanent school for instruction in the r rencn langunge. For the present, every Saturday, from lit a.m. to 12 in., will be devoted to his ol;n. All who feel interested in the same are cordially invited to meet him at this institu tion on thst day. Theclaes will be arr nged to suit applicant-, and the terms in accordance with the times. llf.-t IEOPLES Bank of Tennessee. MKMI'HIH, NO. 12 MADISON STREET. F. W. SMITH, President. 1. A.WIIF.rHFRI,C iahler. fi-37 C1IARLEMTOX 'UTTO. PR CNN. I WE ARR NOW PREPARED TO COM- press Cotton, day and night, at our New T Press, northwest corner Meuinhisand Churles- I ton deoot. Kntranoe on Adams street, and ! through the depot grounds. We have abund- ance oi room in tne unaneaion t.oiion eneti tor -buyers to class their Cotton and make up their lists, tree of charge. ttf A V A SAT at- n 1" T wieUi'itA uri JjXji Offi-ck, No. S7S Fnt MTeet. McmpMw, January 4. 18flH. Ill-ISO rn CD a. o n z c H CO m 2 P oo o CP o o 5" Q- O CD CO O c 0) -(j 6 PEOPLES INSURANCE COMPANY, OFFICE NO. 16 MADISON STREET, ilKHPBIS. - - - , TENNESSEE CAPITAL STOCK, SOO,000. TAKE FIRE AND MAKING RISKS. IJIIililCTOIiH : W. B. GREENLAW, K. S. BRUCE. C. W. GOYER, CHARLES JONES, JAMES ELDER. W.M. FARRIXGION JOHN OVERTON, Jb. OFKlCKltS i W.B.ORKKNI.A.W, Pr-Ment. JAS KLDKH, Vic-ProsUl.nt. S. P. ltKAL), Secretary. 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