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LE GER Til WUCELER e WILSOll EWISfQ MAt III ME snake. (h Lk4Uteb, father and a.w. a mt earn time, ran. llghlrr than assy tb.r Machla., ns o ahattU, and lia th. allrat tf& Mid at tat lewoad Sireet. Boarly 400,000 la oar. Mss. raatd for fly. year. ., 5 J It j Wliltiuoro V Co. l,ikcji:nt c;ity ciiiculatio.v. Fino Cent ler lVeok. 10SX Main kC, nr Whlnlon, MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE, TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 23, 1868. NO. OC: VOL. VII. ttccornmends (n Ladies and Dualers the Illicit ,r iCi.tdTio hunts. P B C D City Directory. IIAKH. Memphis City v. lnt..oor. JiftVraon and from H.ii.Tnbey.Prea'ii H.O.KIrs.Ca'r. 7k 1 ciephia Hark, e rnar Wain aad Hul'MH J .1. J. Murphy, Prret.i P. M. e h,Cati'r. Tjaeksun luaurauc. Company, 10 UadUvn. JI.Mnt National Beak. 14 Madison. nnoK STORK. Chorrh k Co., Hnokseller, titationers. Prin ters KB J Hinders, .Jib Main. Clleavie, g. 0. t Co., l'ooV.rllfra, Stationers, ' Pilo'e-s and flinders, 2s Main. HOOT A It MIOlat. Jollier, William, ilil Ma n. . Jynkhaoer k Bro., 29 IX Seoond. rAltRIACIKH, BrUUIEN, ETC. yoodruff Co.. ITS Main. lam ajtd pifkm. TPTeyer, Marrhuets A Co., removed to 100 M.lnstrett. . . . . Gravser, (inn. I, , Importer, UoadqaarUrs IB Ovr-rton Hotel. tXOllIlftO AND EiTH FUBSISU- IK 4 iMU, Ward. J. 0.. Resident Partner aerthwalt, IWoWson. Sneed A Co., Oil Main. opposite 1 .at a- Court t-quar. . wmJ I'UAL Oil., I.AlHPfa AWD SOAP. reoott, 0. F. Co., 48 Jeffersoa. Kosennaom Bros.. Coal 011. Peirj 011 and 6tovee. wholesal and rft.il. 231 Mai a. (IMM1lO.Ki. nalnrlcta. P. H., "ro.. Confections, Pency Groceries, .te . 224 Main. odcsta A Casaisa, 252 Main.eor.H. Court. rojimssiox mfrch akts. Peeree. 1 ambert A Co.. Commission March's .., rnitnn Fallon. K. Front, nn stairs. A ttwood A Anderson, frounce, uram, vov ton. to..ai Wain. W rght. v. v., Oram ana nonoee ni every (IriwrlliMnn. M mourn". ' nnr niuca. V edd:n's Commrrcial College, op.n Day Mid JLkigb,.atMjin.(jisTk 1 j-ar,sueld k Hiaboe, 3M ani 303 Main. atcever, II. C, corner Second and MadUon. (1 oodver Falls, remove to 281 Maln.GU T bert A Higbee'e old stand, tvroitb. J. A. J., dealer in Drugs. Toilet Artl. f eles. etc, corner Jefferson and; Third. fohnton. tt. I).. 163 Main, two doors north Overton Hotel. ' . , jMharp A Butt, Ketallead Prwertptlon Drog Pits, 68 Adams. . noerner, 1'heo., Drnwlft and Analytleal Chrmipt., M and tleal. eorner Peeond. Walter, Int., 184 Main, between WaiMer (on and Poplar. OUY flOOD. JJlee, Slix k Co., 318 Main.axclmlTawhole- ejiouthf rn Palace Howell, Wood k Co., 332 Main. . , . Iowcitin, B., k Bros., eorner Main and Jeffcr.wn. Tella A Coll, 2G7 Main. Jfjjetiken Bros., eorner Main and Court. HAlffE A?D riK DEPOTS. Fucbs. Victor D wholesale and retail dealer in Fia'. Oysters, flama, etr., 41 Jefferson. Illtltt l.ltli AND OI"IOi KACfOKS. mBeacham A Tradwell. (Iroeera, Cotton Fac i" 1 tors, eto., S Union, Stonewall block. Apperson, E. M. Co., corner Front and Jefferson. titration, Goyer k Co., 228 Front. Mewton Ford Co., 17 Union, Lea jjiooa-. alhrnath, Stewart A Co. 11 Union, Stone wail diook. fjioket. W s' it Co., Cotton Faotors, 37 jb. Aanms. jokerly, (3. A.,3ii Front, Jj J rooks, Keely k Co., 276 Front. . Jarrin, M. T. Co., 207 Main. jiaireACo.,189 Poplar. USE, Y, 0. A CO., Cbolct Family flrooa- ries, 7B jei'erson. . A llison Brothers. Hardware, Cutlery. Quni, etc, 270 Front. rill Bros. A Co.,S12rOBt. . JJoCombs A Co.. 322H and 324 Main. fy Bobbins A Bradley. 223 Second, Adami -i Blpok: also. Cutlery and Hans, fcaloa-men-Capt. J. 0- BarhourMr; T. D. Wilder. r Cohen, Hat Renovator, 381 Main. Tm I. Morris, " The Hatfr." Francisco A Wiin,3i7 Main. Penbodv House. IIAltNtKN, HAOBLLKT, E'lO. Jjiord, J. 0. A Co., 2a7 'A M tin. . JASE, C. N.. JR. A CO., 17T Mala. Moorss, Smith A Co.. Harness, Saddles, Col I... onrf hhno t'iniT,. All Main. ubbani lio7ell. Harness, baauies, col lars, 331 Peonnd. bet. Monroe and Union. 11I1K Anu i..yiiis.. heihler A Co.. Shoe Findinirs, 7 Adams. Pay highest prions f.r Hides and Tallow. IASIHA.IIIo frit. L.uls Mutual Lite, MoMahon A Otis. 43 p" Mndison. . , , . Jortb Western iviuttiai L.ue, J. a. uoapin, State AKent, :4 Union. ... .. , arolina Life Ins. Co.. 219 Mln M. J. Winks. Pros't: W. F. Boyle. Beo'y. V redenburgh, R. V., 22 Madison. esoto Ins. and Trust Co., 42 Madison : J. (i, . 1 1 . , 1 1 T I . Dua, J Ituoton, ii. a. A C'o.,Agenoy, a jnaaisou Curpenter A Whit, Aeents Conneoticat Mu tual Life Insurance Company, 45 Madison. v IKON, tjwlft's Iron Works, Jobn Manogue, Agent, 1'.8 Muiu, bet. Waohinrtna and Adams. , JKtttllHH. MBRRIMAN. BYRD A CO.. WAWHMAKrna, FINE WATCH KS AN1 JKWKtRY, 275 Mild. FP.Bnroum A Co., Watches, Jewelry and Fancy fiords, ?6 Mnin, onrner of Ceurt. JOII FKIMIJiH. , Franklin Job Printing Hoaso, IS West Court. K. C. Toof. PrePrietor. Ferguson, C. W 31 Jefferson. i.iuroR DF.Ai.r.ns. s"c'0, A., A Co., Importer of Wines, enctrix, 'iMcNabb A Co., Kootiflers and whoi'ial Lionor J'xalers, 216 Front. W olf. Morn, agent. 360 Main, near Hayoto. LrJIRF.R, DOORS, SASH, ETC ill oore, KirterUo., Kianmg Miu ana Lam- ber Hard, aw snd 3WI nnn. LlftKI kI'ASIl..P. gsligman, Joe, 55 Union, corner Third. sir.wrnis steam dteiko. UolN ob'nc A CoB. A,!U Beal and 350 te:ond. cn.isT. Dr-Norris' Eye and KarIntrmar7,233Main, p tnir. Clay Building. PAl.VI'EKM. IIOINK AND SlfiN. Davis. A. If., in Adama, between Main and tie. nrd. f IANOS AND OROA5S. Joepel, Leopold, agent, Knabe's. 376 Main. rinTRE OAM.ERIES. J J ay, 339 M am, ap stairs. aOra-sr, W. E 290 Main, Clark'a Marbla J rick. nkwijt nr ArniNEM. jj rover A Baker's, 3 Main, ap stain. Star St.ut'Ie Pewiog Machines, 333 Main, be tween Unioa and Uiyoao. Wbeler A Wilaon's highest preratam Loek butcb Spi- V. u-r;r, Saj bMOBd. itiiri ittM k, Grsn.l Worthy Patriarch 8on of Temper aore. T. ff . Co-lie. 57S V .iD. TOBA4 t O.NlHI fa. TCTayer. Marsbueta Co.. wholesale aad r ia'l, ri-mtTM to 3c0 M'a t-.-t. MALI. PAfKK, ET!. Tori, Mrrs. Wail Paper. Wiadow Ehadeg. n.,It''i bwnH. , , . g irobkhc, J., S" M'n. Ja,-kca block. Th NaohTtll Rppmbllraa Iar. ALIVR.'rWST.KSTERTAlSIf3 ASD r'ia'.l Cm.ui oial ard laa iy Newi.a rer. palBd at ibe Capml of I an n . is tb lar:n, mil" aad fullrst aews: air rnlipiJ In trehtat. roronvb'y Lao" rat e rnd indpend'at la tone aod earaM'.ly rfrrr.t.d to the oalwm?nt ff the reeoerr, ef th toothwe aed t lb interts mo4 wtltara f souibara for-l-. l'aiij. 110 fer una; Tri-w sn.Hrra-nnm: Wiy.lJ per a r -. f r in yr -a itr ep U tha -!tr nn a rluk f m. with the eaa. Ad t at-aiPLBLlCAS liA.MI,".ulri.s, 3HT PUBLIC LEDGEli. The Pcblio tiooia la published erery Af ternoon (exoept Sunday) by E. WHITMURK, F. A. TYLER and J. J. DuBOSB, under th firm nam. of wiiiTjioni: & co., at No. IS Madison ilreeU The PtjRi.m Linuaa is serred to City iuhsorl- bers by faithful earners at FlF'lbK.t CIMS per week, payable weekly to th. carriers. Br mail (in advance): One year. B: six months, $4 ; three mouths, $2 ; on. 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All bills for advortlsinr are due when con tracted and payable on demand. ML. All letters, whether nnen business or Otherwise, ust be addressed to WHITMOBB H CO. uhMsbr. and Proprietor. Bailroadg and the Interests of Memphis. MtuPBts. December 15, 1668. Editor! of the Liooxat I bare watched the diicoasion Koins on in the city paper of the proposition made bj the Southern Railroad Aiaociation, through Col. Tate and Qen. West, to pur chase the city etock in the Mississippi aud Tennessee railroad, with all the in terest of an old- friend of Memphis to the promotion of whose interests I have devoted many of the beBt years of mv hie and, in the absence of Col. late, l feel called upon to note some of the in consistencies and correct some of the er rors and misrepresentations into which the too ardent friends of the Louisville and Memphis railroad have fallen ; for, I take it (and I have unquestionable good grounds for the assumption), that all, or nearly all, the opposition comes imme diately or remotely from that qnarler. In fact, it is currently reported aud gen erally believed that while Col. Tate and Gen. West were in Memphis, by invita tion, for the purpose of laying their plans and their proposition belore the Uity Couneil, one of the subordinate officers of the Louisville company was constantly calling, by telegraph, upon headquarters at Louisville for his chief to comedown in person and checkmate the plans of Messrs. Tate and West,-or to telegraph him (the subordinate) the necessary au thority to act; that something must be done at onee or the proposition of the Sonthern Railroad Association would be accepted, and a rival line to their own would be resolved upon and built at once. These representations, it is understood, speedily here fruit The " subordinate " referred to, it appears, holds intimate relations with some of the editors of the morning papers, and forthwith those morning papers opened all their batteries upon the Southern Railroad Association, end its representatives, Messrs. Tate and West, who had an recently been the in vited guests of the city. Now, gentlemen, what has this Louis ville corporation, now controlling the Memphis and Ohio road, ever dona for Memphis what is it now doing, in the way of discriminating in freights in favor of Louisville and azAinst Memphis that it should be so eager to prevent the con summation of an arrangement which will undoubtedly result in the speedy con siruetion of a Mississippi river road from Memphis to Paducab, and give Memphis an airline connection with the entire railway system of the great, the illimit able Northwest? It is not at all sur prising thaLjit works in the dark keeps itself in the background in this matter, and pulls the wires which cause its axents in the City Council aod else where to dance. But to return to the main object of this communication. One of the errors into which Ibe peculiar fricads of Louis ville have (aKen and, apparently, rt7 fully, too is, that Col. Tut i acting ia "this affair wilhout authority from the Southern Railroad Association. Now, both in his address to the Board and in his published card, CsL Tate expressly and distinctly avowed that be was there to make the proposition as the represen tative of that association, acting ander its authority and in accordance with its instructions; and it ia onfair aod un candid to th last degree for the oppo nents cf the preposition to so wantonly assume the reverse; it is, indeed, very like a wilful perversion of fac'a More over, I am able to state, oa the best aa.hnrity, that Col. Tat not only acted as th qualiEed representative o' th association, bat he had etarfr llantX lor any arrB.n,erit be catgut chaos to make. Ag'in, th dispataMs oa the Lenis i le side cf the qaettioo, i their reck less mod of diacosaitg th point, at nine, bar ent re y ignore i Co!. Tata's card, aod eedoe'r Ml iastdaoBs'y GOODS O In IE WELLS & endeavored to place him in false posi tionspositions which no fair construc tion of the language of either his oral or written statements would justify. For example, and to give one of many in stances, Col. Tate comes forward and makes a proposition, which he believes, and so declares, if accepted, will prove highly beneficial to Memphis as well as profitable to the association he repre sents, and straightway all these Louis ville claqnert, as if prompted and pulled by the same string, aoeeringly sing out, "Ob, bo I bere is man who wants to pull wool over our 'yes, by telling os that his proposition will inure solely to the benefit of Memphis that, indeed, bis love for Memphis is so great, he is willing to treacherously sacrifice the in terests of his oompany, in order to do good and himself and company harm I" Such a mode of argument, or rather of downright misrepresentation, is utterly unworthy of the gentlemen who adopt it, and an insult to the intelligence of the community tor which they assume to peak. Anolher point that strikes me as very noticeable ia this controversy, is the fact that the reading editors of the Mem phis morning; papers, while professing the nrofound axt resoect and admiration for the high and stainless character of Uol. Tale, and owning tuemselves unaer heavy obligations to him, nave, pever Ihnlecs, 6U Oared their correspondents and "locs.l editors" to "pitch into" and, by inuendo, abuse him without Hint. Oc e day, for instance, in one morning .'paper, he is portrayed in terras of the most glowing panegeric he is everything that is noble, generous, chivalrous and magnanimous he has " a warm heart, a matchless energy, and a native intellect of colossal proportions." The very next day, and perhaps for sev eral days afterwat d, in the same paper, it is insinuated by it correspondent, or by some one on the " local side," that he is tbe veriest trickste r and self-seeker that ever attempted to bamboozle a credulous and too confiding people t One day he is represented as a life-long benefactor of Memphis collectively, aod of young men individually; and t.ne very next he is insiduously charged! with scheming to dry up all the sources of Memphis' wealth and power, to write " Ichabod " on all her edifices, public and private her palaces, temples and towers and to make them the hiding places of bats and owls. Which of these representations are we to believe ? Which delineation of character shall we take for the true one? The generous outburst of warm-hearted. grateful eulogy, or the " sly digs," the measured utterances, and the artful in sinuations aird downright animadver sions, prompted by outside influences that we can only guess at, but vnicn are be lieved to come from a certain interested Quarter. For one. I shall take leave to adopt and believe the former; because I knew that Col. Tate comes far nearer " filling that bill " tbaa he does the other; and for the further reason that I am mor ally certain Memphis has everything to gain and nothing te lose by accepting lb proposition sue invited mm to mane, ana which a vast msioritv of her property- holders and tax-payers, tsAo are the city, nave indorsed. The communication of "A. B. C," in Saturday's Avoeal, is one of the most unfair and uncandid argu ments oa tbe Louisville side of this Question that has yet appeared. That writer does not squarely meet a single point in CoL Tate's card. Instead of at tempting to controvert that card, he fails to notice it at all, and goes off to criticise the communication of some supositious friend of CoL Tate, who bad and conld have had no authority to speak for that gentleman. Why did be not (as would have been most natural and legitimate) take np CoL Tate's card and criticise or take issue with that? Wby not reply, or attempt to reply, to what Col. Tate says in that card (which covers the whole ground), rather than to what some sup posed friend says for him ? Tbe card was the document to go to for Col. Tate's true position. Not having done so, the evidence is inevitable that he did not dare to meet th real issues involved as au thoritatively stated in that card. Aod not daring to do so, he baa not only ejuite ignored it, but has gone on to make state ments of facts directly at variance with it, and attributed poaitions to Col. Tate which he mail have known be has never assumed. For instance, "A. B. C." says: " Instead of study iag the interest of th road be is paid to serve, CoL Tate appears in Memphis and proposes to build a riraZ line to that of his lessees, aad publicly declares in print that his associates, the lessees, know nothing about bis plans, and have no part in his negotiations." If "A. B- C." had exrted himself to th utmost he could Hot bav made two statements particularly the latter mors untrue, or more at variance with the facts end ritk tke rtcerd; for, in bis card, CoL Tate epeaks to both thrse points distinctly where he ys, speaking of b's statement before tbe City Council : "1 ttattd that 1 rfprexnted the South ern Uailmad Attnuation me a of large capilel, who had leaet the Mississippi Central raioad; that if they could pur chase a sofEcient interest ia this th Miasia.ippi and Tennessee road to 'en able them to roo'rol it, it would be an inducement to them to aid in making this a great throogh l.oe to lb Xorthresr. Teat if the Paducab I ne and Grenada lia was c "ntratd ia th hands of en-Ltrpris-ag capitalists, it would ir.tare tbe .n.pletioa of lb parting link, an! it FOR THE 23) Jr "ST 13 At' COLL'S. was certainly th interest of the city of Memphis for the same parties controlling tbe Mississippi Central to control this line; then the antagonisms supposed to exist between this city and that line would he neutralised, as it would make no difference wbioh route the business went." It is only necessary to quote these two sentences from Col. Tate's published statement, published in the Lidokb and other city paper five or six days before "A. B. C. lushed into print, to prove the gross, injurious and unjustifiable character of the lutter'e misrepresenta tions. But after misrepresenting Col. Tute's true position and statements as much) asj possible in a brief parsgraph, "A. B. C." proceeds to hazard tbe fol lowing independent diet of his own io regard to distances: "Tbe statement that Tate and West can build any road to make a shorter line between New Orleans and Paducab than tbe road through Memphis is utterly des titute of foundation. The road from New Orleans passing through Memphis, and over Col. Mitchell's road to Padu cab, is shorter to all of the cities of the North, East and West than any route that exists over the Mississippi Central road, or that can be got by extending the same from Jackson, Tennessee, to the Paducab road. Tbe road through Mem phis, instead of being ' tweniy miles longer,' is about six miles shorter than any road that Tate and West can ever build east of Memphis." Now, let us test these statements ; these broad assertions without proof by the actual "figures," which we all know "cannot lie" in a rase of this kind. And, first, as to the dictum that no road can he built to make a sberter line between New Orleans and Padus&bthan the road through Memphis: From Paducab to Memphis Iff) miles From Memphis to tiraada- 8S Total from Paducab. to Grenada via Memphis... .... 262 miles From Paducah to Jackson via Milan- 106 miles From Jackson to Oreuada.... 148 Total from Paducah to flrenaia by a line ctber than that through . .. . Memphis - 254 miles Or a difference of eight miles in favor of the route via Milan, Jackson and Grand Junction a route of fifty milei east of Memphis. Next, we will introduce the figures as to the statement that tbe ro.id from New Orleans passing through Memphis and over Col. Mitchell's road to Paducah is thorler to al! the cities of the North, East and West, than any route that exists over the Mississippi Central road, or that can be got by extending the same from Jackson, Tennessee, to Paducah. We know of no one on our side who has said that "the road through Memphis was tweniy milet longer," but we can avouch that it will be nearly half that distance longer, as the following figures will amply attest: From Columbus to Indanapo1i. 188 miles Indianapolis to Vincenne 112 Vinoennes to Paducah... 124 Paducah to Memphis...- 1S ' Memphis to Grenada W Total from Co'ambus. Ohio, to Ore- nada.via Memphis-.. O-bmHes Frem Columbus, Ohio, to Cincinnati 12 miles Cincinnati to Louisville.... V 8 Louisville to Milao........ Zfl Milan to Jackson-... 21 Jackson to Grenada...-...- 148 Total from Columbas. Ohio, to Gre nada, via Louisville, Milan, Jackson, and the Mire. Central road a line east ef Memphis- 683 miles These figures, which we defy "A. B. C." to materially change, show that he is wrong even in a matter of comparative distance. I know it is e'aimed to be oaly one hundred and sixty miles from Paducab to Memphis; but, even grant ing that to be correct, which we do not except for argument's sake, there is still a difference of five miles in favor of the route by tbe Mississippi Central All the other figures are from actual surveys. Tbe Louisville advocates are con stantly harping upon the omission of tbe Southern Railroad Association to pry certain coupons ol interest receutly falling due on the Mississippi Central bonds, and attempting to argue thence that said Association i not the great and strong moneyed corporation it is repnted to be. But what are the facts ? facts, too. which must have been known tn the disputants on the Louisville side of this question when they attempted to produce so false and unfounded an im pression. A gentleman who holds inti mate relatione with the Mississippi Cen tral railroad company states these facts as follows: "Tbe coupons of the first and second mortgage bonds ef the Mit- sissippi Central railroad company, due ia November last, have not been paid by tbe lessees, becaue tbe terms of the agicemeat (granting an extension of time on the interest of the bondt) made be tweeo Gen. West, the president of tbe company, and the parties who signed SRil agreement, bav not been complied th. i be company have bad a active. energetic agent visiiing tb bondholders far tb rorpoee of consummating the agreement, and as soon as be makes his report the coupots that tnaiured in No vember will be promp'iy paid the money for which rnrpese has been ready ail the time." These beirg th nn doubled fac's cf lb e case, does aot any one see that if the Louisville writers for. Memphis morning rjp"rs had chosen to give tram to their re.ce.-a, ineir an candid fi ngs and sneers at the soppoeed inabiVy of the lesees to pay their sis coapocs. a-d ueir imputed rsgeraess to buiid and control a new railroad line with other people's money," would have forever hung fire. In conclusion, permit me to say, that tf the gentlemen editors and corre spondee's engaged in this dissension, will confine themselves to the proposi tion as made by Col. Tate and Gen. West before the City Council, or as ex plicitly and fully outlined by the former in his card, without unfairly attempting to place those gentlemen in positions which they do not and never designed to occupy, they will far better promote the interests of Memphis as well as mare effectively subserve the ends of truth aod justice. Besides, ifthose argus-eyed guardians of those interests will torn some of their attention to the machina tions of Louisville railroad men, mer chants aud capitalist', and pul a s'op to these discriminations in favor of Louis ville as against Memphis in the matter of freights, wbicn iRdnce West lennessee merchants and planters residing wttbin forty or fifty miles of Memphis to tra it with Louisville rather than their nwu commercial metropolis (see Judge Br ker's first letter to tbe Avalanche), they will certainly aocomplian more fur Ibem selves and their (and my) favorite cii) than tbey possibly can by hunting for "mares' nests'! in every honest proposi tion made by real friends of Memphis for Memphis undoubted good. Cbi-Omioa. An Extraordinary Sort ftf Durancs Vila. A man who gave his name as John Hays, and says be resides ia Chicago, Illinois, was taken from a car loaded with flour, bound east, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Central Okio division, at the depotin this city, yesterday, in nearly a furnished condition, and badly frozen. He says tbat on last Saturday night, du ring a heavy storm at Chicago, he took shelter in the car loaded with fl our, the doors being open. Shortly after, the doors of the car were closed and locked, the train made up and started for tbe east, aod despite himself he was forced to br an unwilling passenger. He hallooed at every station where the train stopped, trying to make himself hoard, but without avail, and it was not until the cars reached this point that bis condition was discovered and tbe car eoened. He was found to be nearly famished, with both legs frozao from the feet to above tbe knees. He bad been a prisoner in the car for over four days and nights, during this iuclement weather, and the only wonder is tbat he was alive. He was promptly carel for, and subsequently removed to tbe oounty irfirmarr, where he now remains. Zanetvillc Courier, December 12. Buffaloes by the Million. A gentleman just from the plains in forms us that buffaloes are at this time to be found in immense herds. At a distance of two hundred and fifty miles west of the Missouri river, on the Kansas Paoibe road, be passed through a herd covering a surface of five hundred square miles, and containing probably over a million buffaloes. The number of dead buffaloes lying on tbe line of the ro; d, shot by passengers as the cars go along, is very great, and our informant says there is enough meat lying there at this time, easy of transportation, to feed all the people of America New York Times. Rational Banks. We learn from Washington that the national banking act will probably be so amended or modified during tbe present session of Congress as to give to tbe Controller of tbe Currency full power to call oc the national banks of the coua t y for a statement, of their business at any date which he may see fit to name, retrospective or otherwise. Such an amendment wnuld guard against the manipulation of the aiset aad liabilities of tbe banks at the approach of quarter day, as nnde the prevailing policy. New York Timet. WOLF & CO., Wholesale and retail dealers in Groceries, Prodnee, Family and Plamtailon Snpplle. (Formerly cor. Fourth aad Poplar its., now) 1S3 Slain St. (Webster Bloclt ), MEMPBI3. TENNESSEE. "Poultry constantly on hand. 115 Dll. J. J. WILLIAMS HAS REMOVED HI3 P.KSIDE5C1 TO Alabama street, immedia'ely in tbe rear ot ft. Mary's church, aad b" office to n.ieree tionof Union street with Pigeon K o.tr a I, where he may be found at all timet, wbe not profrMi-nally abeent. OfSo. tieura, i :0 , m. aod 2 to p.m. 16 cakt1:k c. JACliSO.V, (Forasrly with Wormeley, Joy A CO JJA9. JCST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK Jeaktit riarat Teas, at Philadelphia Prlrm, Tlrsrlaila Sasaklac aad Chewing Te. Family Ba Herrlasr. Wftlsra feserse HMiar, tggm, ( kirkeas, PSase), And everything aeded n tb way ef Family papr-hea. 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