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SOUTHERN HOOP-SKIRT RANUFACTORY
Milk tf.p
City Directory.
BANKS.
Memphis City Pit. Inst, eor. Jefferson and
Fronts S.H.Tobey.Prei'r: E.C.Kirk.Ca'r.
emiihla Bank, earner Main and Madlion
J.J. Murpbr, rreit.i r. M.iiB.tuii r.
JV'irat national uaaa, 14 aauieon.
BOOK STORES.
Chareh k Co., Bookiellers, Btatlonerl, Prl
tera and Rindera. iilil Main. '.
leaves, 0. 0. A Co.. Book sellers, Stationers,
Printers and Hinders, Main.
BOOTH AMIS MMOfcS,
Millar, WUlUm, 219 Mala.
Aim
inkhauer ft Bro., 281K Seoond.
CARRIAGE), BUGGIES, ETC.
w
oodroD a Uo iv Main.
f'lOARl AJin PIPES.
Tjrayer, Merahuets k Co., remoyed to tM
- Malnitreet.
Grayser, Oeo. L , Importer, Headquarters la
ftvprtnn Hotel.
CLOT111NO AND GEXTS' FURNISH-
INU OOODN. .
V"ard. J- C.,Realdent Partner Garth waits,
Levin Btuart. zyi main.
'OAI. Oil., LAHPfl AND SOAPS,
nresoott, 0. F. Co., 40 Jeffenoa.
TV oaenhaum k Broi., Coal Oil. Petre CHI and
etOTM. wholesale ana retail, 2ot main.
' ai a-a:t rr w K rh.
JWelnrleh. P. H-, Rro., Confections, Faaoy
at Uroeeriei, eta., in main.
eodeste k Caiaaaa. 252 Main, oor. H. Court.
rmHHIMIlOX XEKCHAHTR,
P farce, I ambert A Co.. Commission Mereh's
and Cotton Faoton, 22B Front, np itairs.'
Attwood k Anderson, Produoe, flrain, Cot
ton Ati, . Main.
W
right. W. P., Grain ana j-roauee or every
description, 11 monroo, vosper oioca.
rOMSIEBCIAI. COLLEGE.
Ledd'n'i Commercial College, open Day and
Mght, at 238 Main.
itltUUGISTS.
jyjaBafield 4 Eigbee, 301 and SOS Main.
atterer, H. C, oorner Seoond and Madlion.
Goodyear k Falli, removed to 231 Main, Gil
bert k Higbee'e old atand.
(roitb, J. A. J.. dealer in Drags, Toilet Arti
st elee, etc., oorner JefTeraon and Third.
Tohneon, U. D., 153 Main, two doon north
Overton Hotel.
oorner, Theo., Druggist and Analytical
l m m ; n ITI 1 r i , ot ana osnii ouravr cwwuu.
13 T alter, Joi.,184 Main, between Washing
s' w ton and ropiar.
OKI GOODS.
Rice, Stlz k Co.. 310 Main, exclusive whole
sale, Southern Palaoa Howell, Wood k Co., S32
Main.
Iewenstein, B k Broa., oorner Main and
t Jefferson. ,
y.lle k Coll, 267 Main.
JJenken Broa., oorner Main and Court.
GAME Art FISH DEPOTS.
IJ'uebe. Victor D., wboleaalo and retail dealer
in Fiab, Oyateri, Game, etc., 41 JefTeraon.
GROCERS AID COTTOJt FACTORS.
) 1 each am k Tredwell. Grooen, Cotton Fae
iti tore, eto ,9 Union, Stonewall b'ook.
Apperaon, B. M. k Co., oorner Front and
.lfTrttnn.
Jew ton Ford A Ce IT Union, Lee Blool.
ap alWath, Stewart k Co., 11 Union, Btone-
wan D'oei.
Ploket, W. S. k Co., Cotton Faotora, 87
Adami.
Iekerly, i. A.,S4 Front.
jrookt, Heely k Co., 276 Front.
Jarrin, M. T. k Co., 207 Main.
flags k Co 18 Poplar.
II
TJ8E, F. 0. CO., Choice Family Gro'oo-
riei.TS jenenon.
HOTELS.
W0BHHAM HOUSE,
Gillowit k Botill, Proprietor!,
Cor. Main and A darn a atrceta.
Board $3 per Day.
HARDWARE.
IHaon Brothers, Hardware, Cutlery, Gnni,
eto., 270 Front
rgill Bros, k Co., 312 Front.
A
O
oCombi k Co., 322K and 324 Main.
1? Robbing ft Bradley, 223 Second, Adami
!i l!lcki alto, Cutlery and Gans. Salci-men-Cal't.
J. G. Burhnnr. Mr. T. D. Wilder.
nATlKRN,
t" Cohen, Hat Renorator, 884 Main.
JamL. Morrl,'"Tbe Hatter." FranoUoo
Jt Wiwin, S7 Main, Peabod Honae.
I1AKA KRN, BAIIULt.HI, BlfJ.
jrd, J. 0. ft Co., 267H Main.
F
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ASH, C. N., JR. ft CO., 177 Main.
ooret. Smith ft Co.. Harneaa, Saddles, Col
lara and shoe Finding. 342 Main,
nbbard k Lorell, ilarneia, 8addlei, Col-
II
lara, X11 r-econd, bet. Monroe ana union.
1IIOKN ANI J. r. AIM a. It,
rrieiblor ft Co.. Shoe Findinga. 7 Adami.
Pay highest nrlcee f r Hides and T allow.
l.VSIUAMK,
H
t. Lonis Mutual Lite, MeMahon k Otis, 43
Madiann.
orth Weatern Mutnal Life, J. S. Chapin,
State Agent, 34 union, .
arolina Lire Ina. Co.. 21t Main I M. J.
Wicka. Prea't: W. F. Borle. See'r.
c
redenbcrgb, R. V., 22 Madiaon.
D
eaoto Ina. and Trout Co., 42 Madlion : J. G.
jyttleton, a. A. & uo.,Agenoy, a maaiaon.
C Carpenter ft White, Agents Connecticut Ma
J tail Life Insurance Company, 45 Madiaon.
IRON.
Swlft'a Iron Worki, John Manngne, Agent,
196 Main, bet. Waohinrtnn and Adami. -JEWELKRN.
XT E R R I M A N . BIRD ft 00.,
Hal wTCpmritM,
FINK WATCHES AND JEWELRY,
- 275 Mai. ...
"TTt D. BsrsBui ft Cn Watchss. Jeirrir- sad
X Fancy Goods, !n Main, corner of Court.
JOB PRINTING.
Franklin Job Printing Home, 15 West Court,
8. C. Tdof. Proprietor.
p.
orguion, C. W 88 J efferson.
LIOFOR DEALERS.
V
II
HI
ecee'O, A., ft Co., Imnorters of Wines,
L'quon, Cigars, ete.,33i rmnt. - .
enririx, McNabb A Co., Keetlnen ana
noiesale Lianor ieaien, 210 rroni.
LUMBER, DOORS, 8 AS II, ETC.
I oore, Eader A Co., Planing Mill and Lam-
ner lara, ana sw ,-orn.
LIVKRT NTABLEN.
S.1U
man, Joe, 65 Union, earner Third.
MElhTPHIS STEAM DTEIHO.
II
ollenberg k CoM B. A, 2U Seal and XW
tejona.
OCtTI.IRT.
D
D
r.Norrii' Eye and Car Inlrmary,2S3 Main,
wn atalr. Plar Building.
PAINTERS, HCNK AKD SIGN. ,
aria, A. S., U Adams, between Main ana
becnni.
iiinna AKD ORGANS.
G
oepei, Leopold, agent, Knabe's,17S Mala.
PICTURE GALLERIES.
I
ay, T 338 Main, np stairs.
braver. W. E., 290 Mala. Clark's Marbls
JtlOTK.
NEWIirO MACHINES.
G
roTor A Baker's, S25 Main, np stairs.
itar Sbntile Sewing Machines, 333 Mala, be
tween Union and Gayoao.
Whaler ft Wilaon'abighaat premium Look
Bliteb Cowing MabinMi, at Beoood.
TEMPERA Tick.
Grand Worthy Patriarch 8ona of Tamper
anoe,!. H.Corke, 779HMin.
TOBACCONISTS.
Tf T ayer, Marahuets A Co.. wholesale and r-A'-
lajl. rmTed to 300 Main tr.t.
MALL PAPER, ETC
Jones, Mrrui, Wall Paper, Window Shades,
etc.. 2ftiSb!Ood.
Clreahalier, J 375 Main, Jackaon blook.
T iv. 11 prr ad Window Phado
aoBT. t. aoioiw. mi.Tos p. iauaaii.
S, PCDLIT raaTsaa.
noRGm, jimm i fratser,
ATTOESETS A?kD COUXSELL0S5 AT LAW,
Kex I Madiaon SL,(Ors flaar).
SDUDLIT FRATSEr Ketary Poblie
and Comiaaioner of Peeda of the fol
ing htatea f-r the Staie of Inne tee :
Alabama, Ktntorkr. Miaainiipt,
Arkanaas, L"aiaiana. hebratk.
loiirta, Mianeaota. Ji aw York.
Georgia, Maaaaebeaetta. Ohio.
Iowa, Miebican, Panniylraala,
II inuis, Maryland, Taiaa,
Indiana, Nortb Carolina, Virwinia,
Eantaa, r"Bth Caioliaa. Wia-oiuiB
fciseuuii, Maine. And other Slates.
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How the School Fuot ii Waited.
W6nd in IheCbattanooHaifenufiican
of the 14th inat. a very important letter
from Senator Cate in regard to the pres
ent school law, and as the inbjeot is one
in wbico the people ol the whole State
are ioterpited, we reproduce the letter
entire at follows :
Sikati Cbikbkr, NiSHViLLi, January 11.
Me-irr. J. K. McCown, K. M. Wight. Abram
Dobbi, and otheri :
Oertlihib : I have tbe honor to here
with acknowledge, through the Eevubli-
can, the receipt of your petition repre
senting that rumors have been greatly
detrimental to the public welfare, to the
effect ibat tbe moneys raised for school
purposei, and sacredly pledged to those
purposes, have been used in other wayi
by the State; and lhat the school laws
have been enacted only for the purpose
of securing votes, and will be repealed or
so changed as to become useless, etc ;
and asking that above all things good
faith shall be kept io the distribution of
all school moneys; and that the system
of free schools be firmly and earnestly
sustained, and no alteration be allowed
to diminish its efficiency; and that
amendments be made only after fair ex
periments shall indicate their wisdom;
which I will take pleasure in presenting
for the consideration of the General As
sembly.
Such petitions bave been presented
from almost every county io the State,
and a most remarkable fact is, that tbe
verbiage is identically the same, indica
ting conclusively their origin ana object.
The impression circulated tbattbere is a
disposition to repeal, or destroy the use
fulness of our present free school sys
tem, posaibiy grows out of a very mani
fest intention npon tbe part of members
to reduce salaries and incidental ex
penses. I do not think there is a member
n either house who would vote for a re
peal of the law, or to impair its utility,
but there is a popular feeling to give
efficiency to the system by applying most
of tbe salaries now pocketed by omcers,
to tbe benefit of the children. The Con
troller's statement shows that np to the
7th of December, 1868, there had beea
drawn from the school fund 145,254 31,
as follows:
To counties lortchool pur-poees-..
$27,857 3
salaries to County Super
intendents 112,998 00
Office ezpentea of General
Superintendent-. 1,293 38
Salary of Genrel Nuperin-
i.oaeniio anflev-. J.IUU uo 1Y,.1V0 w
Thus it will be seen there is only about
one-third more of the school fund ap
plied to tbe education of our children
than is paid to officers. Much of the
labor in the organisation of tbe system,
as well as the enumeration ef the chil
dren, is performed by the district super
intendents without pay, while each
county superintendent can draw from tbe
treasury ef the State four dollars per
day for every day he may see proper to
charge, which is considered an nnfair
discrimination, and an unnecessary ex
travagance. While I could not be in
duced to vote for a repeal of tbe law at
present, if ever, I have always opposed
that feature of this system which author-
tes the payment of over one hundred
thousand dollars to officers before a
single school can be started.
Yonr obedient servant,
A. M. Cat.
This is a showing io regard to tbe
management of the school fund which
the people of Tennessee hardly antici
pated. Here is a Radical Senator testi
fying that it takes one hundred thousand
dollar to pnt the machinery of the com
mon school system in operation before a
single school can be started. That large
snm bis to be paid to the board of officers
appointed nnder this law, according to
Senator Cate, before tbe little boys and
girls can derive any bsneGt from the
State's charity. A heavy tai is imposed
pon the property-holders of the State to
MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE, THURSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 91.
To the Gentlemen of Memphis:
Ve intend to SELL EVERY PIECE OF CLOTH that
we can prior to receiving our Spring Stock. A marked
concession in price has been made in this Department. A
line of Fine Cassimeres at $1 25 per yard, worth 2 00.
Buy now if you would Save Money.
WELLS & COLL, 2G7 Hain Street.
create a fund to be nsed for common
school purposes that is, for educating
tbe children of the State ; but the Senator
shows that about one-tbird of the tax
goes to pay the officers appointed under
the law. Look at tbe figures gleaned
from the Controller's report: $27,857 for
the children and $17,386 for the office
holders. "That's the way the money
goes." Was tbe school Uw framed for
such a purpose as this ? Was it the in
tention of the authors of that law to pen
sion a legion of office-holders upon tbe
tax payers of tbe State 1 Will the pres
ent Legislature continue this outrageous
imposition upon tbe people? We Bhould
have a common school system, but one
third of the food raised ostensibly for the
benefit of tbe children should not be
frittered away npon sinecures as a re
ward" for partisan services. Tbe Legis
lature should wash its hands of this
swindle, fur Senator Cate clearly shows
that it is a cheat and swindle. There
are a hundred thousand children in the
State who are appealing to the Legisla
ture for a system of common schools
that will enable them to secure an educa
tion, and not each a system as we bave,
which is made to succor an army of
treasury leeches. Kathville Union.
Secret Poisoning in Francs.
An occurrence in tbe neighborhood, of
Marseilles, t ranee, shows that secret
poisoning in that country is by no m ens
so rare as its horrible nature would lead
us to imagine. Seven persons, three of
them wives, were recently convicted of
participation i tbe murder ot their hus
bands and others. This fact by itself,
would not prove the practice to be com
mon io France, although the number
thus engaged and discovered is suffi
ciently startling; but the most remark
ble point is, that the prisoners belonged
to very different classes of society, fal
lowed different callings and moved in
different spheres. Had all belonged to
one class, or formed parts of a peculiarly
corrupt and notorious clique; bad t ley
even all been knowa in any degree to
each other, it would not have indic'ited
so gross a state of poblio morals. Tbe
seven guilty ones, taken together, see m to
have represented a varied and tolenbly
wide area in the social life of Marseilles,
a fact which gives additional and te rrible
significance to the belief in the preva
lence of such atrocious crimes.
Another suggestive feature in tb'is case
is the cool and matter-of fact way in
which the crime of husbaud-kill'ing was
talked of, arranged and carried through
by the principal performers, who seemed
to regard it as filling the saoie sort of
place as any forbid-on gratification.
When, for example, Madame, Ville, a
woman who appears to have hp Id a very
fair and outwardly respectably social
position, was discussing with some man
a proposal to murder his wife, she assured
him that such affairs are done every day,
quietly and with impunity, and pamed
two women who had, to ber knowledge,
poisoned their husbands. Yet these
women do not seem to have had such an
intimacy with Madame Ville as would
account for the possession of so perilous
a secret io common. Except by name,
they were not known to one another; and
tbe only connecting link between them
was that in order to have their husbands
poisoned, they both employed tbe same
poisoner, who must bave discussed the
mailer wiiu each, uut WeU CubC-ealiog
the names, as if it were but an ordinary
topio of scandal. Two phynicians, who
attended one of tbe murdered men, seem
to have bad their suspicions so aroused
that they consnlted a chemist, and sub
mitted to him certain matter for analyti
cal examination ; yet the investigation
was abandoned, although their patient
died. A po$t mortem examination would
bave brought tbe worst of these criminals
to justice, two years before he was
checked io bis career, and might prob
ably bave saved many lives.
Two of the criminals appear to bave
made secret poisoning a regular profes
sion, and to have gained much of their
livelihood by it, nniting it with fortune
telling, and actually persuading the frail
and sinful who sought their aid, that
their only path to bliss lay io the secret
murder of their husbands. Une ot the
convicted wives pleaded ill treatment on
the part of her husband, but tbe other
had not even this excuse, as every wish
was gratified, and her liberty of action
not interfered with. The heartlessnts
and unrelenting cruelty exhibited by
these murders, one of which was effected
by a process of slow tortnre for months,
can only be exceeded by (he guilt of
those who instigated and superintended
these atrocities for pay, and can be ac
counted Tor only by the supposition tbt-t
tbe moral atmoapb-re they breathed was
io itself corrupt. Indeed, the account of
it given by a Marseilles paper, without
comment, either of indignation or sur
prise, shows that public aentiment against
crime is very weak. Philadelphia Pub
lte Ledger.
A Rocky mountain paper publishes an
obituary notice of the famous "Jim,"
chief of the Washoe Indians, who died
recently. He is said to bave been a
good though a very dirty red man. He
possessed a well-balanced head of hair,
and stomach enough for all he could get
to eat. His regard for troth was aotable
he never meddled with it. He left no
will, and his estate, consisting of a pair
of boots, will have to be settled by bis
heirs throuavh the saedinra of a game of
old sledge?' After
r life's fitful fever and
gas be sleeps welL
LARGEST CITY CinCTJLlTIOff.
The Militia and the Feopls.
The Knoxville Prttt and Eerald says :
" The announeement that the Legislature
of Tennessee bad deliberately empowered
tbe Governor to suspend all civil law at
will and proclaim himself military dic
tator, would, but a few short years ago,
have startled the people of Tennessee
like a lightning stroke from a cloudless
sky, and would have aroused ' such a
storm of indignation as would bave driven
the conspirators against popular liberty
from their dishonored seats. But to-day,
so accustomed have the people become to
tyranny in the false guise of loyalty so
often and so long have they acquiesced in
and submitted to usurpation and violent
dominion that they are expected to bow
their beads uncomplainingly to the yoke
and submit their limbs to the shackles
without a grimace or a murmur."
We think the Legislature has mistaken
the spirit of the people of Tenneisee.
Tbey have shown' every disposition to
support the civil authorities in the en
forcement of tbe laws for tbs protection
of property and of the citizens of the
State. It is worse than idle to assert that
it is impossible for tbe civil officers to
enforce the laws in any portion of Middle
Tennessee, for the very reason that no
attempt has ever been made that failed.
The truth is the civil authorities have
made no effort to arrest the " lawless
bands of desperadoes, who are setting at
defiance civil law." If it is from cow
ardice that these civil officers have failed
to discharge the first and highest duty
they owe to the State and the counties
from which they derive their authority,
they should be punished severely. The
calling out of militia shoi Id be the lasc
resort. In this case it is the first.
And now the militia is to be
quartered upon an unoffending
people, not for : ths purpose
ef enforcing the laws or of aiding tbe
civil authorities in their enforcement;
but to harasss a long suffering people
and crush them beneath the iron heel of
despotism. Tbe militia wilt not be sent
out to protect peareabla citizens, but to
prey npon them. We have proof pf this
in what was done in the so miner of 1867.
We fsar that tbe scenes which have just
been witnessed in Arkansas will be re
produced in all their terrible, revolting
forms in this State. We very much mis
take the temper and spirit of the people
if such outrages will be submitted to.
Tbey will da their duty as peaoeable,
law-abiding citizens, and when neces
sary will aid in enforcing the laws for
the protection of the lives and property
of their fellow-citizens, but we have no
idea that tbey will submit to the .indigni
ties and outrages which in the temper of
the people from which the militia- will be
drawn, it is almost certain they trill at
least attempt Nathvill Union.
Artificial Ioa.
Machines for tbe artificial production
nf ice, have recently been exhibited if
Boston, Massachusetts. Xbe process
depends on the principle that when a
fluid substance is converted into vapor,
an immense amount of beat is required
in order to overcome the cohesion of tbe
partinles of the liquid. This heat must
be obtained from surrounding objects,
such for instance as the air, or in the
case of freezing machines, from tbe
water to be operated on. One method
depends on a modification of the com
mon lecture-room experiment of freez
ing water in a vacuum. The machine
consists of an air pump, by which the
vapor from the water to be frozen is
drawn through oil of vitriol, which ab
sorbs it as fast as it forms, aad thus aids
in preserving a perfect vnccuum. In
about an hour tbe water is entirely con
verted into ice. Tbe vitriol may be nsed
ten or fifteen minntes without changing.
Tbe other method consists in the nse
of a pair of iron distilling and condensing
vessels, nnited together by an air-tigut
joint, and capable of resisting a pressure
of one hundred and bliy pounds to tse
tquare inch. The distilling vessel is
led with a watery solution ot ammo
nia at the maximum point of saturation.
Heat is then applied, the ammoniacal
gas is driven off, and passes over into the
receiving or condensing vessel, where it
is soon - liquified by the constantly
increasing pressure of tbe vapor a pres
sure of ninety-seven pounds to the square
inch being sufficient to liquify the gas at
a temperature of fifty degrees Fahrenheit.
V ben the condenser is bllrd witn pure
fluid ammonia a coOorleas, pungent
lieuid the fire is extinguished, the re
maining water in the distilling beeomes
cooled and redissolves tke column of am
moniacal gas standing above it. A
vacuum is thus formed, and the liquid
gas immediately begins to distil back aod
redissolve. Tha heal necessary to effect
this redistillation is abstracted from the
waur to be frczen, vhich ii contained in
a cylindrical mould, placed in the inter
nal tube of tbe condensing vessel. By
the larger forms of this machine four or
five hundred pounda of ice may be made
in an hour; and it is claimed that for
each pound of eoal burned, eight to
twelve pounds of ie are formed. Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
The Knoxville Prttt end Herald, of
the 17th inst, states that the Judge, At
torney Genera), representative, etc., ef
Overtoa county, have made representa
tions to the Governor that law and order
cannot be preset ved ik that county, aod
it is understood a force of militia will at
once be put ia order aod sent there to
preserve order and peace, ine peace
hey will give, aays tbs ireti ana tier-
aid, will be such aa vultures give to
ambs, coverrug ana devouring them.
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L U1j U
first Look at Grant.
George C Harding writes to the In
dianapolis Mirrtr, from Mattoon, III., as
" It was here I first saw General U. S.
Grant It was in Jane of 1861. I bad
just come down from Chicago, where tbe
dead Douglas was lying in state, aod
stopped here long enough to vait an
hour or two for a train bound east. Mat
toon at tbe same time didn't offer many
attractions to the stranger, and I strolled
out to a field to look atalotofwild human
beings there correlled, for the purpose of
being converted into defenders of their
country. In sooth they were a measly
set, the dirtiest and barefootedest I ever
skw somu of them with pantaloons slit
up tbe leg clear to tbe knee, and the rib
bons flapping in the breeze as they went
through the double quick. They looked
as if they had been run down with hounds
in tbe wilds of Effingham oounty, and
the wild men of Borneo never gave veat
to snch blood-curdling yells as came
from the lungs of these savages. A dead-
beat by the name of Uoode bad been in
command ef the regiment, but bad been
relieved by Grant, who was reviewing bis
ragamuffins when I strolled into the camp.
Writing at this late day, and in tbe light
of after events, I ought to chronicle first
impressions of greatness. I ought to
have then and there, in the countenance
of that reticent, stolid-looking man, have
seen traces of the genius which smashed
the rebellion at Vicksbnrg, and received
the oamtu ation of Lee at Appomattox
I am ashamed to say I saw nothing of
the Itiud. I only saw a little man with a
square jaw, who stood tquare upon bis
legs, was dressed in a sbabby suit of
slops, and smoked a villainous cigar
two lor five, I could swear, as I stood
near bim, and the wind watted tbe inter
nal odor ot cabbage right into my face
The only thing that impressed me favor
ably was bis standing square npon bis
feet, without shifting bis weight from one
leg to the other, aod a certain steel-gray
glitter in bis eyes.wbich augured of nerve
euougn IO go nis last aoiiarua a quecu
full." It I bad been called upon to pick
from that motley crowd the future hero
of tbe war, 1 would as likely bave chosen
any other man as Ulysses. All of which
goes to snow tbat appearances are ae-
ceitlul mat pnrenoiogy isanumoug,, sir
The Wild Biast on White's Creek not yet
. Captured Other Traces of his Fressncs,
We have been able to gather but few
additional particulars in regard to tbe
presence ot a earmveroos wua ocasi in
the White's creek settlement of this
county, some account of which was given
in our paper of Sunday morning. A
gentleman from the section mentioned
vesterdsv informed ns that tbe tracks
discovered in the snow and mud are
larger than could possibly be made by a
panther of ordinary size, and tbat bence
many persons who bave observed them
anriDose that tbey were made by some
larger animal. Tbe tact tbat sucb large
portions of tbe bodies of tbe beasts killed
were so soon aevonrea nss biso a ten
dency to strengthen that impression. A
single panther could hardly have con
aumed so much food in snch a short time
It is significant, too, tbat some of the
best banting aogs in tne country win not
Inn it l oraae tbe trail ol tbe beast when
nlaced noon it, but turn at tbe first cry
of the monster, and seek to get io the
ter of the hunters. Whl n ia, whera it
came from, and how to capture it, are the
all-pervading questions ot tbe excited
naoola troubled by indications of its ter
rible work. Organizsd and persistent
efforts to overtake and destroy tbe dread
ful beast may probably result ia some
astounding developments inside of a day
or two. Io tbs meantime tbe city re
mains quiet, and tbe boat at aydes
Ferry continues to cross the river at
regular intervals. JXathvuie union.
Somothtng about Sumner's little Peculi
arities. Don Piatt writes as follows to tbe Cin
cinnati Commercial concerning Sumner:
" I have tio love for this gentleman.
Indeed, to confess the truth, incon
tinently, I dislike bim. He is person
ally unpleasant, being a type of a clats
that Divine Providence sat on end to be
disagreeable as a punishment for our
sins. In a land where caste is as firmly
founded as tbeir rock-bound coast and
barren soil, Charles is a sbob, a social
flunky, a genns yellow-plush. Treating
with haughty contempt an unknown
white man, he bumps bis Senatorial head
on tbe floor io the presence of a wealthy
New Eoglander or an Eogiah Lord,
egotistical as sin ; he makes his very
shame a source of pride, and the blows
of a stick, that would make a sensitive
man shrink Irom public guze, are to him
a crown of laurel. It is related of him
that during the war, and shortly after a
terrible diaaster that thrilled tbe land, a
gentleman mot Mr. Sumner walking
slowly aloog the streets of Boston. He
rushed horridly and in great excitement
to the Senator.
"Mr. Sumner," he cried, "have you
any news for us 7"
"Yes, sir," responded the national in
valid, in his deep voice. " Yes, sir, I
am much btter."
Tbs Greenville (East Tennessee) TVue
Union says that W. R. Arrants, a young
man of good character and habits, com
mitted suicide oa Sunday last, at Union
Deoot, io Sullivan eoaoty, by shooting I
himself through the heart with a pistol I
No cause for the rash act can be assigns j. I
n in td
DT L 1.
Fineen Cents Per Week.
1869.
NO. 120..
SOUTHERN LIFE
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No. 17 Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn.
Capital,
Surplus,
AMOfl WOeDBVrr, Prirxldentt
T,
1 A MFIJiON. l -.. . . ...
'IIWHITE, "''"' ' '
r,
DIRECTORS:
Amo Woodruff, F.M.White,
H. A. Partee. C.C. Bpenoer,
Hugh Torrance. C. W Fraier,
R. 0. Brinklay, 3. W. MeCowa.
T. A. Nelson.
Bam. Tate.
Jacob Heller,
Gen. Jno. B. Gordon,
MEDICAL
Z. MIXES W1LLETT,
Atlanta, Ga.. Branch t j
John B. Gordon, President I I
W. 0. Morris. Secretary.
r INSURES LIVES, A7TD PROMPTLY ADJUSTS AND PATS LOSSES. Its prlncl
pal bnalneaa is with Bouthern States, and to themit appeal, for oatronage It a. amnio meaus
to fully proteot Policy Holders and pay all losiee. RKLIABLK AOENfS WANThD.
W. A sTEBrOjr )
rO. C. HIOMFNOP. VCenoral Agent.
WILBTR K. f.lIfO!J.(
..a .- X 1
INSURANCE.
CONDITION
or THE
INSURANCE COMPANY,
DABTFOBD, COSS.,
January I. I860,
CASH CAPITAL, 83,000,000.
ASSETS (at Market Value) I
Cash on hsnd
transit
In Bank and in
I 692,129 67
Real Estate (uniaeumbered)
Bank.Stock 253.S19 Is
1,307.3 0 00
917.709 CO
Mortsase Bonda-
Unitrd Statu, State and City Stock
and other publio securities 2,0,9a3 0V
$3,160,931 71
289,553 98
Total Liabilities-.
Net Aieti H.8M.377 73
9 Duly attested, sworn to and ilgned.
ETATE 0? TENNESSE8,
V.aawT, T.ni,r 1
T (i W. Ttl.j,Vhnrn. CnmDtroller Of the
T..n j. t,.fc ...Hf. that the M TN A
INSURANCE COMPANY, IceaUd at Hart
ford, in the State of Connecticut, has produced
A rnea BTSLl llfaVrrJkr aft vi ft sn f that aald 'Company
bave compiled with all the requirements of the
laws of the State of Tennessee Impoied on in
surance companies, and I farther oertify that
Henry A. Littleton, Agent of said Company,
k at Ski a MritTI nlUilmlth tha rvonirementl of the
lawi of the Bute, made and provided in such
oaaea :
wi,.nr.M ..m nTVATNgrmANCE COM-
pin v ,.. .ntwiHrta take rieka and trans
act the buslcess of Insurance in this State, at
Memphis, Tenn. A
Comptroller of Tennessee.
II. A. LITTLETON,
AGENT,
TVo. SS Madison St.,
HEX PHIS, TES3T.
121
U.S. Tire and Marine
INSUKANCE COMPACT,
BAI.TTH.OBE, KABTIAH,!
so,ooo
Depaaitexl wlttt Stat AeUtaorltleai
Gash Capital, - $250,000
Assets, - - - 505,000
67,0. W. L. CBOOK,
eaemerml State Areat,
g7tl-3 Hf alti trx't.
04-76
benoui .field t hLnauek,
WHOLESALE
Growers and Liquor Dealers
Aad Ma nafaetorer's Agents for
TlrsrlBi tsiset stwrl V"1-"
ilebeei brs;eVe
A. eel - Utile) alive Salt,"
1 10. IR0NT STREET.
U
Tit WHEELER et Tl ILSON
SEWING MACHINE make. I lie
Lok-StIteta aratbera atnd acwa
on at saw time, run. Ilgbtor
than ur other Machine), naee
abnttle, nd baa the aliens
lead t sold at 85 Second Street,
Nearly 4100,000 in one., War
ranted for Ave years.
i m i-. . . ... - ,
INSURANCE
1227,500 OO
BEIT. MAT, ajHrary
ej. i'. rsi ixaaus, am i sewrruiry.
r. M. DAVIS, Treasures-.
Charles Kortreoht
0. P. Morris,
F. 6. Davis,
BOARD:
JOHS H. EESKIITZ.
LoBleTille, Ky- Branch t
C. C. Spencer, President
E. P. Hopkins, Secretary
AUCTION SALES.
Bankrupt Hale of Keal Estate
and Personal Property.
In the matter of W. H. Orider, Bankrupt, Jn
Bankruptcy at Memphis, Tennesare.
T)Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE
J) entered in the above mat'er by the res
trict Conrt of the United Htales lor ihe Dis
trict of Weat Tnnesjee, in Bankruptcy, I will
proceei to sell.
On Wednesday, Febrnary 3d, 1880,
to the highest and bet bidder, at the sale
room of Monaarrar, Lanier k Co., 276 oond
Street. Memphis, Tenncaiee, between the h Mirs
of V o'clock a.m. aod 4 o'clock p m. of said day,
all the right, title and intercut, lenal and
equitable, which belonged to said Bankrupt at
tbe date of filing his petition in Bankruptcy .
in and to tbe personal property oetcribeJ as
folio s, to-wit t All the promissory notes, s
euri'ies, debts, demands, e:ai'iis equates, ao
counts, nooks of accounts, chorea In ai-ti-u, and
all and singular, the personal ilu and
aaeets of said Bankrupt, ol everr kind and de
scription i as well aa to tbe real ette et out
aa follow?, to-wit : laU If i intenwt in lota 6 and
7. block 27, In the town of Fort Pickering, near
Memphis, Tennessee. This property is encum
bered by a vender's Hen for the pavment of
three note of $750eaou, dated September 7tb,
11:60. due 4, 12 and 18 months afterdate, liven
far parchase money, with interest on sail
notes. 2d. His interest in lot on the corner of
Main and Broadway afreets 108 by 126 feet.
Said lot la encumbered by a trut deed exe
cuted to aecure a note for 2J5J , in favor of
tatate of W. B. Fant, due February 1 .t, 1S61. S i.
Alao, the right of redemption on ibe following
described property to wit : A three-f tory briok
rcaidenoe, the same being the wesrera end of
tenement sold to W. II. Grider by W. B. Wei
ll ran. and looal ed on Adams street, adjoining
Waldran cotton shed, In tbe city of Mempbi-.
Tennestee. This property waa levied on and
,old June loth. 16S7, ry the Sheriff, to aatijfy
an execution in favor of N. D. Elliott, kze-u-torot
eatateof Q. 0, A'ki-son. decayed, lor
$i.07 20, cot, ei toil 80. 4th. Alao, lit
equity of redemption in lota I and 2, and the
north half nf lot it, in block 27, i Fort Picker
ing, near Memphis, Tennessee : aaid property
has a two-story frame bouse on it. Tti prop
erty waa levied en and aold ky the t-hrriff of
Bbelby county, to aatiafy an executioo in favor
of the Southern Bank of Kentucky, June 3 1,
1867, against W. II. Grider, and boug"t by F.
M.Caah. for I23M; amouut nf execution,
eofta, etc., tf1 97. 5th. Also, bis- equity of
redemntiou in the remainder interest in lo'a 1.
2 and 3, block 34. 180 feet on Rixtb street ry 3C0
feet on Georgia atreet, located io Fort Pioaer
Inf, near Memphis. Tenoeasee ; the aame baa
a one-itory frame home. X bia property la In
cumbered by a liteeatate: the remainder In
ternet which belon.ed to aaid Bankrupt waa
old under exeoution, 'but ia uljecttn redemp
tion. It is tbe equity of redemption in tbe re
mainder that I propose to fell, which wa enld
tret for $275, eoata, etc, and again for tilil "5.
eoats, etc. Schedule can be seea at my office,
278 Seoond atreer.
89 C. A. LBFFINQWELL. A-ilgneo.
A. E. FRANKLAND,
AUCTION 1
AKD
COHHISSiON SIEKtWASr,
.. Ko. 197 Hal a Street,
! Webster Block.
Memphis, Tenn.
STRICT ATTENTION PAID TO ALL
buaineaa intrusted to my eare. Aeoouot
salee rendered immediately after la'ea, and
prompt retorsa. Ample accommodation fr
Storage.
A. WALLACE, tha veteran Auctloaeer, will
be found at my house, to attend to all his old
friends and patrons.
I respectfully solioit a ihare of thi patronage
.fall my friend.. , yp. ANffT, NT. .
XJIGr CKKEIi LVIND
Ten Miles of Memphis.
firt WO, 150 AND J00 ACRES OTTT OF 600
VJ, on the Mississippi River Railroad, soon
to be built, and near tbe prospective depot, lor
sale at bareaina, and imm.diately j also, ,0
acres, mainly Cr press Timber; alao, 3IEAM
MILL. Apply to my anna on premieee, or to
myaelf. this month, a haleiab,
1300 acres good tilock hancbe on theLavaea,
In Ja-kson county. Tea, and "J a-re ca
Trinity, Liberty county. Texas. Fine Plan a
tiontosell orexehanre lorety prrpsty. Ail
title perfect. lit) t. K, VI K M B - KT.
DOCHIIEKTiy MARBLE W0KKS
117 MAIN ST BEET,
Tout Doors above Overtoa Hots1, Mem
phis, Tennessee.
OPBS F'R A 8HORT TIMK ONLY. TO
close out a fine a-sjrlmtol of Monuments,
Gravestones and Mant-'s, of various marbles.
All thoae wanting anythine ia l'ie above line
will and It to their advantage to call, ai our
pnear. very '"'iouanKRTT.
GUANO ! GUAtMO I
PERUVIAN. PIKE5IX AND MANIPU
1 laud, at WHITSf KER 4 unoTr-U,
51 394 Man atreet
Kotlce to Stockholdirs.
Ornci Mftctivvs' Ia-acnacv Co..l
S4s.reis.Isa.. Jao..19ots.
AT A MKBTI.NG OF THE HOARD OE
Directors of this Company, kela this da?,
a eavoad call of lea per cam. apoa tbe e .pita 1
stock of the eooapany was ordeied, payable oa
r befoio the 1st day ot Februa-y aeiu
111 gC;A.PAKk;ER.Ier-Ury.
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