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mini la MDrrTARY. I Adams Ollaao M Miib. ePlUlra. llejnss, btooktoa A Mrt. 4 Mauiauo. AtitTioNEKius. , A.8.LevACo..iU7r;eoood. ' P. U. bi.ro. c..mIi Pry Goods, Olela l.g, foots, Hat. u..lul. . HA SUM. MemphU City Saving ipst., r. Jeffer aod K rout b.U.Tobey. Pro.:.. K. 0. kirk, Cashier. HATH). ' Medicated Vapour Hatha, 09 Adams. BOOK NTOREK. 0. F. Chemherliu A Co., 1W7 Mala, Job print log, blank books, etc. HOOTM AND N1IUEN. . William Miller. 31t Main., w , W. 11. Keunday A Co., 2U8 Main. IIOA' IIINU. Mn. J. 0. Owen, 31H! hocond. t'ARBIAUEN, BCUUIEM.ETC. Woodruff' Co.. 17 Main. (LOTUISU AUBonW FCBSISJH 1XU ilOOII. Bproute MoCown.SBl Main, under. Wor ibaui llutua. 'OSrECTIOSEBJ. Ail rot Brrton. Poplar and Fourth. COJiniHNlOX MEKCHAWTfl. Vi'm. K. Vaatman, Produce, Klour, Canned Qenda. Tobaoco. ale.. 11 Wmm. kirtiaad, Pollard A Co.. 252 Front. I1. XT INT. Dr. J. 0. Harris. iil7 8e ond. rllYNICIANH. R. F. Batemen, M.D.. 1 Main, upstair; Dr. W. T. Bailey ofllea 161 Main; residene In Lbalaea. lsOTY'ft WASllISG MAl'HIXEA. W heeler, Pio ens A Co., Xu Main. DBI'CIOINTN. I II 0. Steever, comer bcoond and MadUon. . W. P. Urev. P Adams. Morriion A Kills. ltU Main. Robert Battier, So Main. DBT OOD. Southern Palaoa-Howall. Wood A Co., 333 Main. rrRXITl BE AND CARPET. Ames, Beattie Junes. 8W Main, Uayoso B10k- GROCEB-. John K. Lytic A Co.. 143 l'oplar. : Page A Co., 180 Poplar. HAIK-DRENMO NALOONA. Tha Garibaldi, 67 .IMTeisnn: P. Iugigulrl, Proprietor; Joseph Liptrl. Foreman, II. 0. Damp. Overtou llotol. HARDWARE. AlllsonBrothers.WU front. . ' Orgiil Bros. A Co.. 313 Front. 11 Wetter A Co., IS nd 15 Monro. M0CombACo..!l22'end 324 Main. HIDES AXD LEATHER. PhlUar A Co., Adams, be. Front and Water. IIOTEEH. Cornmeroial, Jefiw ion, oor. Front t M. Allen, Pcinr?al Hotel, (!S Adam.i Hardwlok. Haight A Patterson Pro'rs. ISSCBAIfrr.- M Bt.Leuis Mutual Liie.MoMahon A Otis, 43 Alaaison. . .. ..... Geo. W. L. Crook, li 9 Main, -." . Moore A West. Agatns Atna Life, Georgia nmeand State, Madison. Carolina Lite Ins. Co.. 2I Main M. J. Wicks, Pres't: W. F. Boyle. Sec'r. Vreaenburgh A Sylvester. 21 1 Madison. a Desoto Ins. and Trust Co ,42 Madison i J.G. Lonsdale. Soe'y; W. M. FavrrinBton. Pre U II. A. Littleton A Co., Asenoy, 22 Madison.- People's insurance Company. IB Madison. Speed A Carpenter, agent Conn. Mutual Lite, 45 Madison. jrsTiCES or the peace. Michael Foley, 1!4 Main, up stairs. . Walter Stanley, Navy Yard. ; ; Patrick Sherry. 5 Adams, upstairs. , LIVERY BTABEEH. J. A. Forrest, 42 Adams. Joe Peligman, 68 Union, corner Third. . C. II Brackett A Co.. 3:1 and 323 Second. ME ATA AW1 VEGETABLES. 68 Jetlerson st. market-the best of all kinds. MIEMXERY HOODS. . ' Vance A Co., wholesale, 181 Main. MEMPHIS STEAM BTEIWO. B. A. Uollenbarg A Ce., 212 Beal and 2o0 Seo- nd" MEBCKAST TAILORS. W. M.Loeb, 41 Union.. . ;; Murray A Kidgely. 31 Madison. PRODrCE AND COMMISSION. Black, Cararon A Co., 240 Front. PIANO DEALERS. , Leopold Ooepul. agent. Knaba's, 375 Main. PICTVBE OALLEBIES. ' W. B. Crarer. 2WI Min, Clnrk's Marble Bl k. SEED STORE. B. Q. Crai A Co., 3iD Main. SEWIXU MACHINES. Binger Manufacturing Compauy, 276 Mam. Grover A Baker's, 3' H Man. ptar bhuttle Company. 2W Second. Whoeler A Wiloon's highest premium Look Btitoh Bewing Maohines, 2i8 Seoond.- SHOE EIXDIXdS, HIDES, ETC. BcbeiblorA Co..7 Adams. TEMPERAKCE. Department Henuty, (sons of Temperance, T. H. Cocka, 27iH Main. TOBACCOSISTS. Thnrmond, Fotter A Co., 7 Monroe. INDERTAKEBS. Flaherty A Wamh, 317 tieoond. , WALL PAPER, ETC. " Marcus Jones. If.WJ second. J. Grieshaber. 876 Main. WATCHES ASD JEWELRY. II. Seehausen, 245 Second. WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COT TON ' ACTORS. Toof, Phillips A Co.. 266 Front, oorner Court, Grocers, Cotton i actors and Commission Mer chants. WOOD AXD WILLOW WARE. Wheeler, nckens s uo.. o.' warn bBOH CllAPfcL (Mb.TUOUli).CUll. 11 ernanao ana uinuon It AKNAUO A BARNUM. SCHOOL FUR- jinuiiipi ' inUiwxm i-iriiiSA. 4n hflui Hiirjnt. i-v TTlTAPPrVANCli A ANDERSON. ATT0R (J noys-it-Law. Selden Building. 15 Madison Street, Mempnis. ienn CALVARY CiiaRCU (KPpCOPAU.COR. j Becona ana auams em., kjy. it. KNpAlTMKTUODIST CUIIRCH 179 j union wireet, n. . viiiu' C ioN'RKUATU'N AL UNION CI1URCU, Union street, net, iniru CONGRKUATION JJKJN MMn woa EL1TK), oor. Second and Monroe sts. fU MBKRLAND P RKSBlf T BRIAN I , nKh Unnrt at., bet. Second and Ihird. I) EAN A CO. WM..193 AND ISO POPLAR street, dealers m oruocni I) ICKINSON. WILLIAMS CO. COTTON Factors. Ain I roni ureet. MRSTT BAPTIST CUURCH. SECOND at., near Adams, rbt. . o mum.. i?IRST PRESBYTERIAN CUURCII.COR 14 f Dn.l.r mnA THii-il itre.ts. TJLANNERY. JOSEPH. J? Plumber, Gag and Steam Pipe Fitter. 63 Jetlerson street G RACE CHURCH (EPISCOPAL), HER- nenrlA itrfl. noi. nmwniro sum II AYS COAL COMPANY-BEST PITTS- burg Coal, fl main eiret. H kNAND0 INSURANCE COMPANY 17 M.tin St.. 8. B. Williamson. Pros ESSE. LEVY A CO., DRY G00D8, Kto.. 'fl Main itrMt. H T A M ES A ROOSA, WANUr su tn e. no y r ,) Farm and Spring Warons. 92 JefTerron tU j. M M ADA MB ANNA. FORIUAs-IlSL,l,A, ISO. M H A yopnBirrpv. cCAFKKY CORNELIUS, UNDKR- tAKrs S'TOIIU iui. M 1ST EMPUIS A OHIO RAILROAD DEPOT. bead oi main aircwt. ITORK A WEST. INSURANCE AO'TS. V. W eor. Main and Madnon sts. I ICKET. ED. BURKE. ATTORNEY AT j Law ann Donciior in D,nii-.w. j . j'n. ! Cnonhoniie. cr. Union and Swond a. 1"AINT PTORK. PAINTERS' els. McDonaljACole,44 MATER1- onroe st. io"fOFFICE. COR. JEFFERSON AND Third streets, R. C. Oint, Poa'mester. Q FaCKENBI'SII.C. DEALER IN SASH, hoom andBlini's 341 Seoond street. OYSTER. TBK7.KVANT A CO., AUC- tinnwirs. I. TVPSSELL'S PRIVATE MEDICAL DIS J pnry. 40 and 42JSortbCourt street. Yfr s9elLTRo'vk a co., oatoso pla- JCning Mill, 2U Adam atre-t,ast of the Bayou. , OKC0ND PRE'-BYTERIAM n eor. Main and Beal stwta. C11UKCU. fjT. PATRICK'S CHURCH H A1 corner liemio and Linden etru. ot:KTER SCllURCH (CATHOLIC), CO R Adama e4 Third stret. PT. MARY'S OKRMAN cnrRCIKCAIU f OLir. er. Market aad Third street. LAZAKIS CHURCH (KPLSCOPAL). Ma.li-on rtreet. ro'i of Third. of. M A H Y8 CHIXCIT (KPISCOPAU, XiRAfHV) ANDCI'lARS A LAROB AND tstHor st- rk at T bermnnd, Foswr ACo 's oKafi'. 7 M"nr s'tt. MUTVOBK A CO.. STEAM JOB PKIM- tr. H Minimi frml l Vkomas-.k. p. ATTORSKY. offick. 1 mil Whgkt A McaU-nck). kit Williams B'.ork. -t B Br Whltmore Co. VOL. VI. PUBLIC LEDGER. rUIMSIlD , ) IVIttT AFTERNOON, EXCEPT SUNDAY. ST E. TTniTMOIlE ASD F. A TTLEB, ' Under the Brm name of WHITMOllE Sc CO., Ho. IS Maion Btrtat, n.. itn m T.tnnn la aarred tn 01 tr snrisnrl' ben by faithful carriers at FIFTEEN CENTS per week, parable wtij 10 me earnera. n. .ll (in iJniMl. On. rear, tfl: six months, $4) three months, $2 ; one month, 75 K'.w.il..l.ra anntillaA at f eenta Her eon. 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Advertisement, nnbllshed at Interrafs will be enarged -One Hollar per equara lor eacn lnser tion. All bills for advertising are due when eoD' treated and payable on demand. . -All letters, whether npen business or otberwise, must be aauressea to WHITMOBB tt CO. ' ' PuMi.her and Proprietors. Abandonment of the Gulf Stateg by the Whitee. From the New Orleans Crescent. Some of the newspapers of Virginia appear to anticipate a considerable addi tion to the white population of that State by migration from Southern sources. They refer especially to a tendency ia this direction on the part of South Caro linians, who are anxious to put them selves beyond the sweep of the dark, por tentous shadow of impending negro supremacy. Under this impulse a num ber of new settlers, it is said, have already arrived from South Carolina, and a great many more would come, were it not so difficult to sell the lands which they abandon in the one State and to buy lands on which to make their homes in the other. In order to abate the last of these difficulties, it is proposed that landed proprietors in Virginia unite in the offer of liberal and inducing fcrmsto this class of immigrants. r This migratory movement is as abnor mal as it is melancholy ; and, though it raay portend still deeper disaster for South Carolina, it is not surprising. Let as hope, however, that it will prove to be only temporary, and that this deject and unhappy State is destined yet to ex perience a situation which will invite immigration, instead of repelling its own population. Meanwhile a few salient facts, political and statistical, afford a ready explanation of the movement. There is no other Southern State except South Carolina, unless Florida be one, in which the numerical predominance of the negroes is great and decided. There are four hundred thousand of this popu lation in South Carolina against three hundred thousand whites Politically, this disproportion is made much greater by disfranchisement under the recon struction law, and by the frauds of Radi cal registration; the registered white voters of the State being only about forty thousand, whereas its registered negro voters are upwards of eighty thousand. Those whites who are prone to emigra tion by reason of these facts, are doubt ful of the success of a struggle against such numerical odds. It is not the mere game for political ascendancy which tbey are prepared tr) throw up in despair. The carpet bag Radicals have no impre scriptible charter to colored voters in South Carolina any snore than in Vir ginia or Louisiana. The political status of the negro once out of the question, it ia by no means improbable that the policy of Wade Hampton, and other South Carolina Conservatives, based on the re cognition of identity of interests, will at length prevail, and that the majority of the colored voters and a majority of the white voters will work harmoniously to gether, and form the preponderant po litical power in the State. But all this is involved in a problem of the future. In the interval, negro supremacy, organ ised by carpet-bait Radicalism, looms up as a baleful certainty, disturbing society, paralyzing industry, depreciating prop erty, closing every avenue and suppress ing every element of hopeful and pros perous activity. Hence this impulse of emigration. It ia significant that the emigrants in this case do not seek homes in foreign coantries, in the West, or in the far North ; but that they tarn toward Virginia, in a somewhat higher latitude, indeed, but where tbey may find sym pathetic publie opinion, a climate and a soil not much different from their own, and social elements, including a consid erable colored ingredient, such as tbey leave behind them. Tbey are not re pelled by the negro population of Vir ginia, because they have no fear of its predominance there, numerical, social, and otherwise. This is a very suggest ive fact. A Kile " Modiste," The Alleotown (Pa.) Beuocrat of a lata date says: Many of our ladies will remember being called upon at their residences, last fall, by a " lady" agent going around and sell ing ladies' " corsets," and fitting them at a remarkably low price. Recently, in an interior town in this State, the same " woman," by the cheapness of her stock, and a decided and an warranted par tiality shown a beautiful lady customer, arooaed suspicion, and, on the "lady" being arrested, sh was fonnd Jo be a yoaag man ia disguise fitting and sell ing just for the fan of the thing. lie sajg he ha passed through Eaton, Alleo town, Reading. Pottsviile, aad snany other towns, fitting corsets to several ikon sand yoang ladiee. The Columbia (Pa.) Herald says the same party ha been "fitting" the ladiee of that town. And, lalr, he ap peared ia Cairo, III., and came er being fitted wiih a teal of tar aad feather. Let the laditl beware of the corset fitter ia disguise. . . - D A ti - '- MEMPHtS. TENNESSEE. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1868. Ktw Phases of the Eruption f Mount Ve- - savins. The following interesting latter from Mr. 0. Grove, dated Naples, April 4th, appears in the London rimes .- ' For some days past Vesuvius has been diminishing in activity, and during the earlier days of this week hardly a sign of bre baa been visible from Naples. Yesterday afternoon, however, the crater made a very satisfactory demonstration, which it was my good fortune to see quite close. We had heard several explosions' as we came np the mountain, and bad seen an occasional shower of sparks thrown up above the little crater, and these grad ually increased until we bad taken our stand. Then for more than two boors the bill above na continued to shoot forth an almost constant succession of explosions of brilliant burning stones. I hardly, like to ose comparison, but I don't think I can give a better idea of. it than by saying each explosion was like a vast girandole of rockets, only that there was more speed about it, and more variety, owing to the different sices of the stones shot out, and that there was more intense heat at the first outburst than in the case of rockets. Flame there certainly was none ; this we observed carefully; though the trails of the shooting stones and the illuminated vapor might almost excuse the word. The noise of tbe discharges was not a bang; it was a pervading sound, almost exactly resembling the waves on a beach and wind blowing through Bhrouda.' It varied in intensity, but was nearly con tinuous, and of tbe character mentioned. The mountain trembled perceptibly enough during the whole of our stay, though not nearly so strong as it did during my Wednesday visit, when there was scarcely any actual explosion. It is impossible for me to calculate exactly, but I judged that there were from 1000 to 1500 stones in each great discharge, and there were often as many as eight or ten discbarges in a minute. The majority of the stones were small tbe largest, say as large aa two bricks end to end. The large ones mostly fell back into the craler, but the small ones, being thrown higher and more acted on by the wind, fell in immense numbers on the leeward slope of the small crater on the same side of the great cone beyond. To my mind, this was a spectacle hardly less striking than the discharges themselves; at any rate, it was quite new to me. I have often heard it said that the cone becomes "red-hot" under such dis charges, but this is not an accurate de scription of what I saw. " Red " is not the word, but "golden," and the cone was not covered even by these copious showers. ' The sight was far more beau tiful than it it had been so- 1 be crowd of golden spots on the dead black sur face, tbe small ones generally resting where they fell, while the large ones rolled through them down the slopes, and the constant change as shower after shower descended, made a variegated and beautiful spectacle such as was of itself alone worth tbe ascent. It formed a wonderful pedestal to the explosions which surmounted it, and which were naturally the great attraetion. I could not calculate the bight to which some of the small stones were thrown, but it was very great. There was generally one which went far higher than all tbe rest, and pierced upwards toward the moon, who looked calmly down, mocking such vain attempts to reach her. The larger pieces were, with rare exceptions, not thrown so high; indeed, many of them only just appeared over the rim of the cone, above which tbey came float ing leisurely up, to show their brilliant forms and intense, white light for a second, and then subsided again into the The inference was inevitable that there were many still larger blocks which were not thrown high enough for us to see at all At nine o'cloci we turned to come down, and after that nothing oc curred but the ordinary incidents of the very disagreeable descent of the volcano over and through heaps of coke of the most jagged and wounding forms. Ibe discharges diminished in frequency and fury, and when the carriage turned into the Chiiija and the mountain came into view, a very rare burst from the summit alone remained to tell what we had been seeing. The Dangers ef Benxine. Oar lady readers should be informed that the liquid called benzine, which they nse so freely for removing grease aod stains from clothing, is a very dan gerous . article. It is one of the sub stances distilled from petroleum, and is highly volatile, inflammable, and, when the vapor ia mixed with air, is explosive. We have frequently observed a pbial of this fluid standing in close proximity to a lamp or gas flame, and tbe edor per vading the rooms. A very small quan tity is capable of doing irreparable mis chief. Tbe contents of a four-ounce phial, if overturned orevaporized, would render the air of a common room ex plosive, and a whole family might be se riously burned or lose their lives from it. It should never be used in the vicinity of flame, and it is important to remember that, through tbe medium of the escap ing vapor, when the phial is uncorked, flame will leap to it through a space of several feet. Benzine is often sold un der various fanciful names; and, there fore, any article procured from the drug gists for removing oil or grease from fa brics should be handled with tbe utmost care. Exchange. Aa America kaionie Lodge Older than ear Government. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes from Marietta, Ohio: Marietta is noted for it modern an tiquities as well as for its ancient The Masonic L.odge Here was originally c Bar tered February 20. 1776, and is conse quently older than the Declaration of In dependence or the Government of the - - ' . t . ' I I . . 1 c . United btatea. it Deuevea me sm Indira constituted . ia this country after the lodges ceased to recognize the urisdichon or the Urana lxxJge oi cng and. It traveled with the patriot army daring the revolutionary war, and was .... TT t - J frequently visited by r asningioa ana other eminent Masons. The lodge was r-cpeed In Marietta, June 23, 1730, where it has since remained. Its title is Aaaariraa Union Lodge. J0. 1. 1 he " American Union Chapter of R; A. M. No 2," was organized ia Marietta ia IT'l. I7nn I.ew.eCae waa a member of both these Lodge, aad aueaded them regularly ia bis earlier years, lolonel An.aatu S!e nowia hi eighty eighth year, was mad Masoa here, aad so a donM the oldest member ot Ue oracr in the State. LAHOTHT CITY CinCTJUlTIOlS. loaad. Gov. Eogliah, of Connecticut, in his inaugural address, delivered May 6tb, discuines with great ability the questions of the dsy, from which we make the fol lowing extract : "la Congress or the Constitution su promeT And tbe question involves the issue whether our constitutional govern ment is a failure; for if Congress is su preme, the Constitution is useless and if Congress can stifle the judiciary, and strike down the Executive, it it supreme. And the same power that keeps tbe South nnder the bayonet sow, may rule the North in the same manner when it will. By the same reasoning which justified Congress in its overthrow of the execu tive department to-day, the suppression of anv State Government may be com pletely justified to-morrow. In fact, if Congress is supreme, a revolution has been accomplished, aod we no longer live under tbe government we bava sworn to support. This is tbe ordeal through which the country is passing. It is not the part of wisdom to hide its difficulties or it dangers. Tbey demand the solemn eonsideration of every American citizen, for with them at last the decision will rest If this matchless Constitution of ours, based upon the right of tbe people to govern themselves in their own way, through their State organizations, and secured from tbe abuse of centralized power by the separate and independent action of its great co-ordinate depart ments, is to be abandoned, it can only be because the people for whom it was pro vided, and noon whom its benefits have been showered, so desire. Tbe people of Connecticut, trained from their early days to regard no government as lawful which is imposed upon a people without their consent, have watched with jealousy the assumption of extraordinary power . n 1 ' I, .L by uongress, ana especially me indica tion of a desire to control thera in the regulation of their right of suffrage and citizenship, and have unmistakably de- i i.l ' .- .! I.I. .L. ciarea tneir uissausiaciioa wuu mm revo lutionary policy which requires the over throw of the Constitution for its success. Nor do I permit myself to doubt tbe signs of a risiug sentiment throughout the country which will save the American people the charter of their liberties, and vindicate their own capacity of self-government. I turn gladly from a subject, the seriousness of which has compelled me to address you thus at length, but which is attended with painful impres sions, to thoso matters which are peculiar to our local government." Charity. Tbe following touching acknowledge ment for substantial aid by kind friends, the ladies of Springfield, Illinois, we find in the Eegitter of that place s , Cahtoh, Mibs x April 37, 1868. Mr.. Snrimrfiald. Illinois. My Dkab Madim: I am in receipt of vour favor of the 19th instant, and ot the box shipped by express to my care for thebenehtot the Episcopal clergy, un the day after to-morrow the diocesan convention meets at this place, at which time I will turn over to our good bishop the box and its contents. I must express to you my great gratifi cation at this evidence of kindness to our Buffering clergy. My satisfaction is light ened since the offering comes from citi zens of a Northern State, whose people, in common with the majority in that sec tion, I had feared were too much embit tered by false views concerning us, made for party purposes, and too much per verted by short-sighted legislation even tar entertain sympathy for our.fflictions- It shows tbe scope and magnanimity of Christian charity, wbia, undisturbed amid the clamor of politics and party hate, quietly diffuses the dews of benev olence and brotherly love over the afflicted in all countries, and among all parties. Your gifts will bring cladness to many hearts; the clergy, and, indeed, our whole people, are in great destitution greater than yon can understand, or could understand unless you witnessed it Those who pass through our country on railroads get no definite picture of thi actual condition of our peo ple. Bot our heroic clergy have bravely fought tbe good fight amid the distresses of impoverished parishioners, and unfal tering in their faith among the pinched and careworn faces around their own fireside. Where all was joy and bright ness, bleakness and ruin prevails. Our clergy, with the wolf of hunger at their doors, preach Christ and Him crucified, in the face of want; aad the cry of sal vation comes up from amid pover'y and desolation, with the same joyous accent of the olden lime. Your gift excites profoundest emotions of gratitude toward the giver, and toward the Giver of all good, who gave tbe will and the power to help us. Sincerely yours, etc-, - . Disiy aad His Cups. London Cor. of New York Times. I have already told you that when Mr. Disraeli made bis concluding speech on the Irish Church debate he was excited. The real facts may new be mentioned, for the Premier seems resolved to make the occasion historical instead of suffer ing it to be forgotten. When he began his speech he was very much exhausted, and after a time he turned to a friend who sat beside him on the Treasury Bench, and asked for a glass of weak brandy and water. Finding, it ia to be presumed, the benefit of this mild pota tion, he had it repeated, and before he had fiaisbed he drank three glasses of the mix tare. His speech, at the beginning, prom ised to be one of the finest ever delivered In tbe House of Commons,and members of all parties were warmed to enthusiasm, in spite of themselves, by it It soon, how ever, began to be almost incoherent, and moved by compassion for the Minister, the House cried, " Divide, divide." Mr. Disraeli took the hint, but before he sat down, be, ia tha most confused and ex cited manner, made his now celebrated charge that his rival opposite, Mr. Glad stone, had made a formal alliance with the Ritualists and the Papal party for tha overthrow of tbe English institntione The House waa somewhat disturbed by the scene, but as Mr. Disraeli's drinking had all been djo nnder their own eyes, aad the circumstance of his being in ill health was by this time generally known, there was ao disposition to treat what was really a misfortune aa aa offense. It waa exactly the incident connected with Pree ideot Johnson's installalioa repeated ia tha House of Common a Radicalism thinks that impeachment ia a featker ia iia cap. RadiMiisa thuiks that aegro suffrage is a feather ia its cap. Radicalism thicks that the Freed men s Bareaa i a feather ia it eap. Radieal ism,hinks that there are more feathers ia it rap tfcaa ia a peacock's tail LouUzilU ewraai B.XX A. Head ea Inakessnd Xesqaltoss. It took T days to create this earth, ac cording to the almanac; but in what part of that time snake and Miss Skeeters were sweated is unknown even to Horace Greeley. But I propose to make a gram matical 8. A. on toe subject, of which the following Is some : Where Miss Skeeters and snakes come from, or what their usefulness consists in, is not recorded In " Boyle's Games." But of on thing I am pretty certain, and that is, that tbem fellers baa often caused me to say things that a regular member of the church in good standing would not say I What Miss Skeeters and snakes (and cat files by nite) was maid for, I do not C, neither has it entered into tbe mind of man to conceive ; Miss Skeeters is suck ers; as suckers they are a suckcess They perform in every suckns without a tite rope, and often put people in a tight place. So can snakes. Tbey are a nice ornament for a little T party. They're always round. So is a hoop (snake). One of them gave a feller the hoop-in cough, aod another gave a feller or 2 the coffin, from which be never come up any more. , There is 3 things in this world as are particularly amusing and ornamental ; they are Miss Skeeters, Snakes and Cat Files. All 3 generally occur by ni(e. Tbey are very cheerful companions! ' The question naturally arises why 4 was these things maid? Of course one of them was maid, er else 2 of them wouldn't have happened I "An idle brain is the devil's work shop," said some old ssge after drivking his sage T- Ergo, originated in an idle brain I But that brain couldn't have staid idle long after they were batched out I Not much. Miss Skeeters a-noise everybody. Tbey are peculiar to warm climates, but do not drink. So is snakes. ' Snakes and Miss Skeeters is not often adopted as pels in private families. They are not pleasant to bave about, either, although people of tbe male persuasion have been known to give snake exhibi tions in their boots, before now for their own benefit principally. The cause of these soake exhibitions is 15 cents a drink I What we shall do with Miss Skeeters is not settled by the impeachment trial. They are not good raw, and they have been considered a sufficient luxury to be put on the bill of fare at the City Hotel. Now abideth these 3 Miss Skeeters, Snakes, Cat Fltes; but the meanest of these ia its hard to tell. 12 o'clock at night will test the matter with all reflecting Americans. A Beautiful Passage. The following is from the "Reveries of a Bachelor," by Ike Marvel: "A poor man without some sort of re ligion is, at least, a poor reprobate, the football of destiny, with no tie linking him to infinity, and the wondrous etern ity; and is even worse, a fit me without a heat, a rainbow without color, a flower without perfume. A man may, in some sort, tie his hopes and honors to this weak, shifting ground tackle, to his busi ness, or the world; but the woman with out the anchor called faith, is a drift and a wreck I A man may clumsily continue a sort of moral responsibility, out of re lation to mankind ; but woman in her comparatively isolated sphere, where affection and not motive is the control ling motive, can find no basis in any other system or right action but that of faith. A man may craze his brain, or his thoughts, to truthfulness, in such poor harborage as fame and reputation may stretch before him ; but a woman where can she put ber hopes, in storms, if not in heaven ? And tbe sweet truthfulness that abiding love that enduring hope i mellowing every page and scene of lifo, lightening them with pleasant radiance, when the world's storms break like an army with cannon 7 Who can bestow its all but boly soul, tied to what is stronger than an army with cannon? Who has enjoyed the love of a Christian mother but will echo the thought with energy, and hallow it with a tear?" An Act of Despotism. Of tbe infamous order of Gen. Meade, consigning to a most cruel imprisonment four citizens of Alabama, hitherto pub lished, the Springfield (III.) Register speak? as follows: One of tbe most audacious acts of villainy that has occurred since the war, was an order issued by General Meade, a few days since, consigning four men to the Dry Tortugas for participation in a personal difficulty in his military district. No one was severely injured, ner was any great harm done, but this unbridled despot, from a desire to punish men for their political views, dares to defy all considerations of liberty, and commits an act of despotism so atrocious that the whole civilized world will blush at the cowardice of a people who tolerate such villainy, or who allow such villains to live. We warn these scoundrels that in the future they will be held to a strict aceonntability, that Haynau, of Austria, the persecutor of women, was spurned from the soil of every free government on earth, and that they, surrounded by the usurpations that seventy year of liberty have created, are subjecting them selves by these atrocities to certain de struction. BAIaVTllSTT'tt PATENT Polar Refrigerators. McKlNXET, BKYSON & CO., ARB NOW RKKiyiSd THEIR TJ8UAL supply of the deaarv edly popular POI.AK KEFaUGERATOR, Considered by these who have need then t be tha bet in America. Thev eaa with pleasure refer to aameroaa persons in the city who have Inea ia aie. CASTOW aaATTUTlsej, ETC. CATTO MATTI5GS. WHITE AND Cheeked Cocoa, Ca. and Manilla Mat- tags aod Matj of a'l kind", just received at JackvIS KIT. BfiYSO-N A CO. '6. swejeUI HetUwr etseel rasofl. WHITS' ASD PTXK LACK MOSQUITO Netiinra and Fiitoree, edanted to any style of todetead. A leo. MnI vwewmwa PatMt ViaHmhe Baking Apraraius. 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Night Express, 4:00 p.m. The 7:00 a.m. Morning Express reaches Louis ville at t:IM) a.m.t Indianapolis at 10 a.m., Cin cinnati at 12 noon, and New York at 9-.W p.m., the neit day, 7 Hours and 40 Minutes lai SMlvsncn of aay Train leaving Memphis the same day by other routes, aod with One Night Less Railroad Travel. The 4:00 p.m. Might Express arrives at Lenis villa at 12:30 p.m.. Nashville at t-AS a.m., 9r. Louis at 1:30 p.m., the next day. K astern pas sengers tiking this Train have choioe of routes from Louisville either by the JeSersonville Railroad via Cincinnati or Indianapolis, or the United States Mail Line Steamers via Cincin nati, reaching New York the second morning eleven hoars and fifteen minutes in advance of passengers taking night train from Memphis by any other route, and with one sight less railrond travol. THROUGH TICKETS, at Reduced Rate, can be procured at the Company's Office, 237H Main street, corner of Jefferson, or at Depot, head of Main street: also, at Overton Hotel, and of Larry Harmstad A Co., oorner of Main and Madison streets. W liaggaga Checked at Depot or by the Memphis City Transfer Company, at Hotels, Private Kendenoes, or en board boats arriving at Memphis, to all principal K a.-tern Cries. SAM. B. JONES, Superintendent. ASA HILL, Paisenrer Ag-nt. 48-t FKEICiUT SOTICEl To Merchants! SAVE INSURANCE X ALL RAIL ROUTE VIA. ' Memphis & Charleston Railroad .. . . : AND CONNECTIONS, ' BETWEEN NEW YORK, BOSTON, PHIL, adelphia, Baltimore, and Memphis, Tenn.. and the great Southwest.' Looi Hauling of Freights I Quicker Time I Shorter l)jnUnce I And as Low Rates ss by any other line. All claims for loss or darner, promptly settled at t oints of delivery. For further information apply to C. S. SAWYER, Gen'l Ag't, 278 Main st. " A. J. LOWE, Agent at Depot, or U w. j. Soss, i General Superintendent, J. C. LOPEZ, General I'rt. Asjent, 40 Memphis A Charleston R. R. MARCH. 1S8: N6W READY, THE FOL lowing work, containing lft 18 closely printed, large octavo pages, well bound in law sheep. Price, f 10: THE LAW REGISTER: comprising ell th lawyers in th United States. THE STATE RECORD: containing th. State and county officers, the organisation, juris diction, and terms of the Courts for (vary State and Territory. THE OFFICIAL DIRECTORY for the UnlteA State : containing the officers of the Federar Government, tbe duties of theseveral Depart- I menu, sketches of all the members or Con- I gross, the olfioera and terms of the Federal 1 Courts. t THE COLLECTOR'S ASSISTANT: giving the laws for collecting debts, derating deeds, v.rifying olairas and taking testimony, with forms for every State : with much other use ful information ; the whole constituting aa Offioiai and Business ManuaL prepared from offioiai returns by John Liv ingston, of the New York bar, Heoretary of th Merchants' Union Law Company. New York: Published by the Merchants' Union Law Com pany, No. 12S PJroadwav, third floor (is the American Exchange National Bank Buildini). The book will be sent, prepaid, to any ad dress ia th. United States on receipt of tea dollar: or, it will b. forwarded by express, with bill, to be paid on delivery. From Alex. W. Randall, Postmaater Genera! St. John B. L. Skinner. First Assistant Post master General : Jnaepn H. Blaokfan, Chief Clerk Postoffio Department. Wishihoto. D. C, February M, ISffl. John Livingston, Esq., Pecretary Merchants' li nion Law Company, newt era I Iltll Rial Yonr new Law Raitae aed Offi cial Directory, just issued, appears to hav been very carefully prepared, and w. think esay be of gnat service in th. transatioa of the bssineee of thi Department. Tbe work will doustles prov valuable to .vary effiotal. banker, merchant and hu-mw man. ALKX. W. RANDALL, Poetnia-t-r General. KT. JOTTff R. L. hk IN N hK. First Awi'tant Postmacter G.narel. J'iKPH H. BLACKPA.N, Chief Clark Vono&ot Department. From Hon. FRANCIS B.fPIXJTER. Tresfw- rer of the United t-taie.J WaaioTO. D. C. February M. 1968. John Llvinrrtos, Ks.. Secretary Merchants' L aioa Law Co. : Dm Ft: Tbe new Law Regiater and On eial Directory, jot i-raed, a pilars to bave btn eery erfolly prer4, aad w. f ad it i greiat service ia th. tra.e.r'ioa of th. boainea of tbii D.partmest. W. think th. work w a d prov. taleeble e-aiis ti.. ta, ard shoeM fc tb.dsea .f, avery prominent omeiai. beak r. merchant, aad koaiaes w aa. ' V. K. liPINNTel. ft. TreSMfrer Unite, ft-a'e COTTOX YARSS, HajreTlIle, Bfa AgeaxT, DATID P. 1TADDE CO X. MS Front atreet. SMi MMEMF HIS & LOUISVILLE uluii UAILKOAD LINE!