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The LATKOT CtlNWKH'a IM PROVED FAMILY BEWIKO HACIIIHES snake tbe LOCK STITCII wills hntUe-H be ing tbe only eorreet way to make It. It makes beautiful Bullies, with no bswtln; or drawing of thread. It makes 11 EM STITCH OPF.IT M'OBK. It does a greater range of work and uses leas thread than any other machine made. All ma chines warranted. orncEi S7S mais street. D By IniKmore cfe Co. LAUOEST CITY CIUOVLATION. FiOen Cents Per Week. VOL. VIII. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 18. 1869. NO. 68. ATTWOOD A ANDERSON, Flour, Cotton Commission and Produce. 350 Main. ' , LUBON BROTHERS. Hardware. Cut- L lory, wnns. etc.. nv rront. BL'ie AKMbTHONU A ATK INSOfc, House and (Sign Painters, 40 North Court it., between Wm ana nooono. KESCHER A CO.. li ardware, Cutlery, Guns, ....t1 lOt Uuln -. a, lama K' AKBOUK, WILD BR A 6IMPS0N. 223 Second. Adams Bl'fc tCutlery and Hunt. 15 AK.NUM. F. D. A CO., Watohes, Jewelry and Fancy Wooaa. an main, pernor uonrt. IS KKhY, A- 0., dealer in Harness, Saddlery, etc., 812 Eecone at., a. a. oor. oi Monroe. HOOKS, MKKLY A CO., Oroeen and Cot ton Factors, wo front. CATHOLIC B00XBT0RE, 808.4 Beoond 8t., v near Monroe, w . j . w anaiora. rrop r, -TiRAVtR, W.K., Phoiograph Gallery, Z0 Main street, uteris Marnie tiioea. TLKAVli8. tSWITHWiOK A HATCHER, w Booksellers. Printers, Bindera, 283 Main. CAROLINA LIFE INS. CO., m Main m T. Wicka. Prca'ti W. F. Koylo. Sec'y. 110CKE, T. H., Grand Worthy Patriarch J 6ons of Temperance, t!9i Main. r,D.T,i u a ino .Rmd Rtare. Aeriaultu- U ral Implement!, en,, 378 Main, Jack'n blk. c ABE, C. N., J R- CO.. Harneaa, 8addlery. ere., adjoining wooaruu at vo m mam. D AY. Y Phnttgraph Galiery, 338 Main. P stairs, fontneaat oorncr oi mium 1' son: J.O. Lonsdale, Beo'y; W. M. F&r- rlngton, frost. D AVIS, A. F., House and Sign Painter, 3d Adams, between m atn ana pooona. BCKfeKLY. O. A., Grocers and Cotton Fao trs. S44 Front E J.D.. Dealer in Oytr, Lake J.MK6T NATIONAL BANK F. B. Davie, ' Pres'ltO. P. Norrls. V.Prea't. 14 Madison. LLANNERY. THOM AH, Plumber, Gae and C Steam Pipe Fitter. 63 Jefferson street. R I.ORD. NEWTON, CO,, ao-ra andCot ton Pact"'. 17 Union. Lee Block. IUCHS. VICIOR D.. wholesale and retail oemcr in rip", w.nw.p. ..p...-"- L10RBTKR. KKALHOFER A CO., Grocer,, C Cotton Factors, Com. Merch'ta, 801) Main. FORD, J. 0. A CO., dealers in Harness, Sad dlery, etc.. 257X Main. -MRAYSfcR. K0. L., Importer of Cigars M and dealer in Pipes, in Qyerton Hotel. ALBRKATH, mTKWART A CO., Cotton Factor, II Union. Stonewall Blook. G0KPKL, LEOPOLD, agent, dealer in Or gn and Knabe'i Piano, 376 Main. R0VKR A BAKER'S SEW CHINE8. 825 Main, nn tir. 01 D Y E AR A FA L LB. Central Drug Store, 281 Main street, near Madison. o RIKHUABER. J., 2v2 beoond, near cor. of Madi-on. WallPaperand w meow anaqea, II EINRICH, P.H.. A BRO.,Cenfeotions, Fancy urocenes, liiqnora, em., mia. II OKKNEitt TH EC. DrutTsist and Aaalytj al !nmi. w ana nn pern, cor, pmrmm II OLLENBKKU, B. A.. Steam Dytrs, 2U II UbK, K. 0. A CO., dealer i in Cboioe fam ily i-TronfingWt io aj tjiiornop II INSOiN, 8., Denti t, 233 Main street, up atairs. Clay Building I0HNS0N, G. D.. Dratgiit.158 Main, two doore north of Oyerton Hotel. . KATZEN HACII, F 317 Main street, Musn and Musiral Instruments, Pianesaad Or gans. Picture Frames made to order. KLEIN BRO.,yVhilale Liquor Dealers, 15 Poplar at, A'a in barrels and bottles. f' OANUALC, J. W. k CO., Agents St. A Louis Mutual Life Insurance Company, 43 Madison street. Kit Williams Blook. I IT 1 LaXON, H. A., A t0., Iusuranee Ag't, I dealers In Boots and Shoes, M1H Beonnd. If EMPHISCIfY BANK, oor. JefteniOD and JJ Front ; B.H.Tobey.Pra't: K.C.Kirk.Ca'r. M KMPH 18 BANK, oor. Main and Madison -J. J. Murphy, Preat.: F. M. rah. Cash'r. ILLER, WILLIAM, manufacturer of and dealer in Boots and Shoes, 21 Main st. Al ERRIMAN. BYRD A CO., FINS WATCHES AND JEWELRY, Hi Maih. PKRDI1K. French Millinery and Fancy ftnods. Dreasc and Cloaka. 273? Main. AYER. MARSUtJETZ Co.. Wholesale and Metatl Tobacconitu, aim main street. 51 AY "R. MAREHUKTZ CO., lea'ers in Pipes and Bmonerr arnoies, wiu main ru OORE, KAUER A CO.. flaning Mill and Lnm oor i iru. oq v.'"""" num.. II I 0U0M BS A CO.. dealers 'n Hardware, Cut " '-ry.Mechanics' Tools. 322t and 34 M atn. MORRIS. James L. "The Hatter." Fran riacoAWiyain. 307 Main, PeabodTHouse. TtVORTHWESlEHN MUTUAL LIFE INS. " 1 w CO.. J- B. Chapin. Slate Agent. 34 Union. RulLL BROS. A CO.. Hardware, Cutlery . . I T I - . til, VwtK. ana arncnuura' xmpiriin. .... ri..n. DULLEN, BEN. K Importer, wholesale I and retail dealer In China, Glass and Qupnsre. and silver-plated ware. 273 Main. 10DESTA A CAZASSA, dealers in Confeo tinneries. etc.. 'EH Main, cor. North Court. f" KKSCOTT. O. F. A CO.. dealers in Coal Oil, Lamna. Soaps, etc., 40 Jefferson street. IHOKETT. W.B. A CO.. Commission Mer chants and Cotton Factor.. 278 Front st. I ftO DEBT A, L. A CO.. Wholesale Grocers and deaierffin widot. jiqaDrg.uigTr-TuriTfu.. 1 0WKR, J. CO., Werebint T niton. 250 I VlCK, oTIX it CO., Sly Main, iclaiiTt rbolftf aie qaaicn in ary itwhib. K 0SENBADM A BROS., Coal Oil, Pelro Oil. ete., wholesale and retail, n wain, UT. CHARLES EATINU-HOUSE, COR. OF tj Jefferson and Second, open at all hours. WARDLA W A KINUDON. frop's. , aoCUEIBLER A CO , 203 Main street, deal 9 in Leather, Tallow and Shoe Findings, and ra cibh for Hides, Furs, Deer Skins, ete. fcO AFFuKO, J. M. A CO., Grooera, Commis K" sion Merchants, eic, 294 Second street. tjELIGM AN, JOE, Desoto Stable, 55 Union, ' betweea second ana intra. SOUTHERN HoOP BKIRT MANUFAC'Y, wholes'e and retail. IH M ain .near Wash 'n :TAR 6HCTILK SEWINU MACHINES, y 8S Main, between Unioa and ttayoao. R O M 1 1 U, J. A. J, dealer jn Drugs, ToUet ar C5 tides, etc., remored to 2a Main. avOUlHEhN PALAt'E Howell, Wood A JS Co.. Dry Goods. Mi1 Main. Hl'LlZ. A. U Practical Safe Maker and 0 Machinist, 119 Jefferson street. SIOL IN J., dealer in 'linware. Coal, Mtm-m-thandj PetroOils. Lamps.etc..6cJeff.rs,n VTrSDEN BURGH. K. Insnranoe Agent, 2i Madison VlARDLAW A KINGDOM, Cigars and To V bacco. St. Charles, cor- Jeffron and 2d. VHT tLKR A WILcON'S bKWISG MA- rillNES. 2M Bcond. ELLS A COLL, dealers in Dry Goods, r? Main. ARD R. D. A C0 wholesale and retail M dealers in Garden and f ield Seeds, Fer tiliiers. Fruit Irees. Agn'l Imrl r, 231 Main. Vm'tioDRliFF A CO., dealers in Carriage, WW B"ie, eta , 17 Main street. Y. ' AK1, J. c, Clothing, etc.. Resident Part ' .li.. ..;, .itnart. 3.1 Mam. w AL1KK. K. JOB.. Druggist, 1H4 Mainjbe- Itween Washington and Poplar roi.NG, A (PI NG, A. W. A CU., DOoaseiirr.lrw tionert, Printers analBmaers, 31? Ma n, COM MEROIAL PROSPERITY.- Strangers visiting the city will find it to their advantage to deal with a house where the ONE PRICE principle is strictly carried out. We shall offer Dry Goods of every description at prices not excelled outside of New York. During the week we will take pleasure in showing visitors our stock and style of business. WELLS & COLL, S07 Main Street. PUBLIC LEDGER. The Public Lidos. Is published every Af ternoon (except Sunday) by X. WHITM0RE and J. J. DuBOSE, under the firm name of WHITMORE & CO., st No. 13 Madison street. i The PnaT.Tn T.enae. I. aerved to Hire subscri ber! by faithful carriers at FIFTEEN CENT? tier week, baa-able weakly t. the carriers. By mail (in advance): One rear. Bt sit months, $4; three months, $2 j on month, 15 cents. Newsdealers gnpslles at cents er eon Communications noon subjects of general in - terest to the public are at all tiiaee aoeeptabis , Miected mannaenpts will sot D returned. RATES OF ADVERTISING : First Insertion...-.... -II 00 pe".' square Babseauent lniertlons.. w For On Week...- . 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A oorreapondent of the London Athen ceum writes : " The etymology of the :namei of houses and rural localitiei it ftea mat ter ef interesting inqairr. There is a bill between Marden and Cranbrook called Huaheafe Hill; on the aide of that bill where it sloprs towards 'the north is a fine, roomy old honse by tbe roadside, called Eusheafe Hr.ase, which, when compared with another boas dated 1611, looks a century or two centuries older; one of the few remr.iniog booses in which tradition tells us t'ne Kentish broadcloth weavers carried on their business from five hundred to a thousand years since. In the Aihetuzvm for the 20th of Febru ary (No. 2156, p. 270) it is stated- 'Tbe mother of thn two poets Pb iceas and Giles Kletcber has been mads out. This lady was Joan Sheate. the daughter of a wealthy clothier of Cranbrook.' Husheafe House was built before timber iiecame scarce. Complaints began to be made nearly three hundred years ;o that that was tbe case from the rast quantity consumed in making iron. There is another b oubs at tba bottom of the bill, perhaps not much less ancient, which I was to'.d fifty years back was Hartsheate Hon se. " The names of these bouses seem to connect this lo cality between three and four miles from Cranbrook with the family from w'ootn Dr. Fletcher married bis wife in 1580.. Husheafe House is worth looki ne at. not only as a relic of antiquity, but as affording evidence that its builder was not only a man oi busi ness but 's man of taste. A walk of three miles from tbe Marden station of tbe Southeastern Railway on the road to wards Cranbrook, will take a party to the top of romantio Husheafe Hill." Sorosis Arms. Porosis has her back up and plainly in forms tbe colored population, that uni versal suffrage must include women. At a recent meeting in New York, Fred. Douglass said-: ' "He thougl t there was an element of slang directed on the negro in tbe address of Mrs. Stanton. Sora of the compari sons in the speech reflected severely, be thought, on tbe black race. He was sorry to be compelled to say be bad noticed the same evidence of backsliding in the columns of the Revolution." Miss Anthony followed in a sharp speech i j favor of womao suffrage, du ring which she insinuated tbe right ef the ballot h ad been given to the negre at the expense of the womao. Mr. Sarah Norton said we should not consider the woman question and the ner.ro question at the same time. Miss Cady Stanton thought Frederick should take a back seat, and not give quite so much lip. The sloop Helen, built at New Bedford, in 1829, was recently converted into a schooner at Newport, and during the pro cess she was opened in every part, and not an unsound stick or plank was found in her. There is a beam in the roof of the Por tugese Synagogue in Bevis Marks, Lon don, which came from tbe timbers of a man-of-war in the reign of Qaeo Anne, by whom it was presented to the Syna gogue. Savannah, Georm'a. had a baby show od the first iast. Eighty baby carriages. several carrying: two. all tiled wito in fants, and about doable that number " in arms," were on exhibition. "Dent," said Grant to his brother-in- law, "when are you like a pigT" "Give it op." " When yon ge in-de-pea-DeoU" ' LOUISVILLE. A arrow-mtaded Board of Trade The Attltnde of Memphis Commer ciallyA Pleasing Confidence dame The following article belonged to the Lkdqie's Louisville letter of yesterday, dated May 15th, but for want of space was left over. Eds. Ledger. An incident occurred here tbe other day which illustrates tbe enterprising spirit of tome Louisville merchants, as well as their dread of Memphis as a rival. An invitation was received by the Board of Trade from the Memphis Chamber of Commerce to send delegates to tbe Mem phis Commercial Convention, which meets on the 18th inst. Strange as it may seem, the Louisville Board of Trade actually voted to lay the invitation on the table. A member rose , and made a speech, portraying the discourtesy of their action so vividly that tbe motion to lay on tbe table was reconsidered and Memphis was thanked for the invitation, but no delegates were appointed. Neither has the City Council as yet appointed delegates to our Convention. Cincinnati, I see, has had the practical common sense to appoint a full representation. The Mayor ef Louisville, I learn, takes a mere liberal view than the Board of Trade, and has, or will, appoint a dele gation of first-class, live business met to attend tbe Convention. One of the merchants remarked to me, gleefully, that they were too sharp to help advertise Memphis in that kind of style. I asked him if Louisville was not inter ested in leveeing tbe Mississippi river. He said yes, but Louisville bad started that project, and expected to carry it through without letting Memphis get the credit for it, I told him that Memphis would be glad to bear of the fact, but would go on and hold her little conventions and build a few little rail roads any how ; and if Louisville built the levees she should have the credit, while Memphis would quietly take in the pie and clean out the plums, leaving Louisville to glorify over the crust. He couldn't see it by those reflectors. Louis ville is a good, steady old place, but has some awful slow-going people. They refuse to attend the Memphis Convention for fear they will advertise Memphis, when they might advertise themselves by coming to live business place ; but by remaining away they confess their in ability to cope with Memphis enterprise. Memphis bad little er nothing to do with locating the convention. The last one was held at Norfolk, and, if I am not mistaken, Louisville was well represent ed. It adjourned lo meet at Memphis; hence these wise, broad-minded Louis ville merchants look upon it as a shrewd advertising trick for the sole benefit of Memphis. A sensible correspondent writing to the Courier-Journal of to day, says: ' From nresent indications these organ izations, at Memphis and New Orleans (Convention's on the 18th and 24th), will be largely attended by men who have tbe interests of the South at heart, and who are capable of presenting them to tbe public in such a light as will insure the attention of the nation. Rebuilding the lfv and imnrovina the navigation of the Western rivers are questions which will be brought prominently beiore the convention, and they are questions in which Louisville interests are promi nently identified. Questions of railroads will doubtless be discussed, with numer ous others affecting the growth and fu ture prosperity of the West and South, in tbe discussion of which Louisville can ill afford V remain a quiet looker-on. I hereby nominate Louisville as .the most suitable place to hold the next Southern Commercial Convention. Memphis is a ten times more go-ahead, enterprising sort of place than Louis ville, when we consider tbe great dispro portion in capital svnd population. Louisville claims to number one hun dred and sixty five thousand souls, but they probably count in Jeffersonville and New Albany. The place will grow for some time to come (no charge for this puff) from the momentum it has received of late from several causes. But being hemmed in by Cincinnati and Su Louis, they naturally look to the South for trade. Memphis stands in the gateway, and the action of the Board of Trade shows that the merchant there dread the great city vhich Memphis is yet to be, I waa never so well con vinced of the grant future of our city as after talking to h tlf a doien Louisville merchants and hearing their opinions. The pleasure of meeting a friend is often enhanced by meeting him away from home, and at an unexpected time. A certain. Memphis man had this fact brought to his mind yesterday by tbe following pleasing incident: Memphis man had juat arrived, and after taking a fine meal at the Louisville Hotel, was taking a little stroll, when he met an ac quaintance, formerly of Tennessee, but now a resident of Louisville. The greet ing was very cordial, and the Louisville man we'll call him Mahone, because that is not his name insisted on Mem phis man Jenkings taking a drink. Jenkings at first declined, softly, but finally began to snuff in the breeze a considerable sized mice, about the size of a four year old yellow dog, and re fused with faithful zeal until he was al most dragged into a saloon. Further re sistance being useless, he meekly an swered the barkeeper that he would take a glass of soda water. Mahone eyed bim a moment with a gaze of mingltid surprise, contempt and compassion, and said: "You know what I want." Barkeepr passed over a decanter of bourbon whisky. Mahone poured out a tumbler full, and threw it down his throat as straight as he eould drop a plumb line into the Mississippi river. Titan turning te Jenkings he blandly said : " Settle this, will youT I'm broke." Jenkings, who always carries money, threw out a two dollar bill. When the change was re turned Mahone made a cluich at if, hot only succeeded in securing a quarter. This be put in his vest pocket in an uncon cerned manner, simply remarking; "I'll borrow this, Jenkines, until I ee Hum phrey Marshall." He wanted Jen. ings to join him in a smoke, out tnat y.oum could not be caught a'ny more. He es ctned minus one elove left oa the count er, and has sines cat several of his old a c- quaintances, fearing that they had turne a dead beats. i. n. , Bonner on Grant, and Don Piatt ' Behind Dexter. We extract tbe following from Ihe cor respondence of the Cincinnati Commer cial : GRANT. Mr. Bonner was telling me of the warn ings given the President, by anxious friends, when it was proposed to drive him out behind Dexter, wbeo I asked his opinion of the General. "I bslieve him to be a good man, and, as a soldier, a grrat man, but as Presi dent he lacks training. He went into office underrating it and overrating him self. He bad the mistaken idea that he eould run the Presidency as he com manded an army. Wind is good mnscles are good bat both, when of the best, require training. A good man without preparation may make a biit in a new position, but the rule is that be makes a failure." " You consider the President, then, a failure ?" "So far, certainly. He should have gathered about him practici.l men of the world politicians we call t bem. Instead of this he has excellent gentlemen, as much out of training as himself. But I believe be has a power lika this of Dexter, that will enable him to retrieve the past. and come in all right at the end." "I wish you had given bim some ad vice. I telt better wneo l saw urani associated with you and . Ueorge Wilkes. I regard Wilkes as one of the most re markable men of the da-. "So do I," said Banner, earnestly; "he writes with wondeHul sower and clearness. When yon wan t to try a man's capacity put a pen in hi s hand. But, I doubt whether Grant advised with Wilkes; he certainly did not with me." "Talked 'boss mostly, did he not r "Well. yes. But I would as soon ex pect Grant t) advise with his friends about the movements of bis army, as the policy of bit administration. It is bis wsy." " Mora's the pity. Had he taken some clear-headed, practical man into his con fidence, he would not now be brooding in wrath over his nnhappy complications and disappoiotunents." But we are ow in the Central Park, and over the smooth road, along which the gorgeous equipages were rolling. Dexter pricked his ears, and lifting his superb head, looked another animal. He trod the earth with, the ease and elasticity of steel springs, while with his head slightly turned bet kept his right eye on his master, await'.ng for the signal to be off. But it is i mains t tbe law to drive rapidly, and a policeman on the main drives, every few hundred rods, enforces the law. O uce out npon the centra road, beyond tbe park, a nd Bonner said " go," and away he went, Tbe fences flew by ; the road beneath seemed to spin into a ribbon; horses and vehicles which we passed seemed fur aa instant to stand still; and tbe pover with which this glo rious animal did his work was only equal to tbe ease, elegance and bean ty of his movements. Tr ey affected me like wine. TBI BACK. Wa were anoroachine. the long rise. which terminates at the Jerome Park House, when tie came vp with a vtoer- 1. 1 - : . tLrta.Virim hat and shad- belly coat, seated behind a disreputable little snaggy norse. ieier w. passing tbe concern, when the ancient buffer gave his shaggy horse a touch with tbe whip, and he shot ahead like a bomb-shell. Bonner hesitated a mo ment, and away we went after the pony. But our shad was a stinger. His pony ran like Grant or the cholera. We did not pass him. It was an up grade, and heavy in dust and sand. Dexter had well hundred hnhind him. We UU U Clfcu. steadily gained, however, and as we did tbe staid old snaa loncnea m ui.rcyu. ablet boss, and the little fellow bent honestly down to his work, until he seemed to hug the road- i saw oauuor . eyes Hash ano nis ico uueu. u tightened the lines ana yenim ."" horse, wno responaea nowy- steadily- Dex er was overtaking shad, sure as: fate. . . ., " Never mind, said Bonner, wan .:it ...nh lha nan o n fl take, the down slope, when Dexter won't feel the weight, t.f I'll artitfnr mm We passed the hotel lairiy nying. i saw the crowded porticoes, and the men start to their feet, and heard their cheers to the famous trotter. We reached the turn of the hill. Dexter's nose almost touched the near wheel of shad's bugey, when a sight presented itself thut ended the race. The road was crowded with vehicles, coming and going. To shoot Dexter down among them was death to somebody- Bonner held up, aggravated beyond measure. Returning to the hotel, we stopped for half an hour, and blanketing Dexter, mingled with people on the porches. We had all the heavy operators in stock and drivers of fast horses. Among others, I saw for the first time the famous Com modore Vanderbilt. Dressed in plain black, with white choker, one would have taken bis tall, portly person for that of a respectable Episcopal minister, had not a look at his face e'eared him of that sus picion. His small, sharp eyes Klitter like a snake's. His nose is the cruel i w r h.wlr. while his lins are the nar.nnifipation of sensuality. Heaven help the man or woman who has to ap proach that face for mercy. TJ-. alnmlv ttimniTSl thS DatlC. 1 felt all the lassitude of one who had been in a battle. Banner told me some amui ing incidents of life behind Dexter. Bu I have run beyond my limit, and so must close. D. P- Wonderim Dlaeovery-A Belle ol lb. Honnd Bnllders In Kentarky. ... m n ...1 tl ....1-1 10,M KnOXVllte I J.OUB.J inn euiu We learn that a very singular relic of that mysterious people wno innaoueu uu continent long before tbe dsys of the Indiana, the marks of whose ! civilization are almost everywhere found, .nd who, lor toe warn oi a oir uoiuo, a,e known to ns as the Mound Builders, bas recently been discovered near Cum berland Ford, in Bell county, Ky. The Hon. James B. Palmer, of that connlv "ome thir,T ConntT Surveyor Hrln eoanj, out of a part of which l!'1' county was created some two or three ago, fouud upon a peak of the Log Mo",'" i (which "tends be tween Cumberland Gap and Barbours ville) a large naturS grotto formed of an overhanging rock, perfectly protected from the w.ather. Tbe tk "I""! the south side of the Cumberland river, and is as high as the mountains at Cumberland Gap. Altboug?; have lived within less than a mile flf this peak, no one seems ever to have ascended the peak or explored the grotto until the visit of Mr. Palmer, who found within the grotto and facing toward the east an admirable carved statue, or rather torse, of a full sized man in a sitting posture with hands by bis side. The image was carved from the heart of a yellow pine, and was evidently the work of no mean sculptor. According to our informant, who saw it at Mr. Palmer's house some ten days ago, the contour of the ribs and of every muscle of the body was perfect ly displayed. Tbe face of the image is beautifully wrought and every feature is perfectly delineated. In the ears were holes for tbe insertion of ornaments How many unnumbered years that strange statue wrought by unknown bands had calmly sat, greeting tbe rising sun each morning, heedless of the annihila tion of those who once ascended the Ihen holy mountain and prostrated themselves before it in adoration, careless of tbe stranger who roamed the lands where its servants once ruled, oor imagination is powerless to telL Only the wind that whistled through the grotto wherein it stood (the rain could not reach it) had worn away the outer side for an inch or more, and from this some idea may be gained of the duration ef it weary vigil there on tbe mountain alone. The wood from which it waa hewn, and from tbe quantity of pitch it contains, when protected from the weather aa it was here, is as indestructible as stone, and thie same image may have been, and probably was, carved and set no as an object of worship, long before tbe Indians roved tbe woods, and even anterior to the Christian era. It is probable that this discovery may, in the hands of expert arcbstologisls, throw more light apon the mysterions history of the Mound Builders. The description of the attitude of the image reminded ns of that of some of tbe Hindoo deities- Our informant stated that Mr- Palmer bad removed the statue to bis bouse, bat WHEELER & WILSON'S SEWING MACHINES mook the only Cold Medal at tbe Paris Exposition. . It makes the Lock Stitch alike on It ases no Shuttle and has bat one Tbe work wlU not rip or ravel, and Is more beaaUlnl than by band. It will do tbe work oi Fllteen Hand-sewers. I 100,000 were sold last year. " 3,OOOnow running in the City of Memphis, 120,000 more in use than any other Machine. Full instruction given at the rooms or at pachaser's bouse, where they are taught to Cord, Braid. Hem, Fell, Quilt, Gather, Gather and sew on the band at th same time. AH Improve ments put to old Machines, .,,,., Bilk, Clark's Cotton and Cord on hand to suit all MaoMues. TEHMS so easy that any on can purchase a Machine. Sale Rooms, 256 Second Street. V t ; - be said that it was his own intention to have him replace it for the purpose cf photographing it in its original position, after which it should be sent to the Smith sonian Institute at Washington, with a copy of the photograph. Working; Women In Boston. A number of women recently petitioned tbe Massachusetts Legislature for aid to enable them to purchase land and raise fruit, and a few days ago they were ad mitted to a hearing before a committee. Miss Aurora H. C. Phelps, a Saxon complexioned woman, with a modest voice and sincere manner, came forward and opened tbe case with the remark that a much larger number of working-women would have been present bad not their employers threatened to discharge them if they did come, and in some cases bribed them to stay away by raising their wsges a little. She gave a very harrow ing aecount of the condition of the labor ing women of Boston. Those who wtrk npon piece work receive the smallest pay fortv-tlve cents for making dresses t complete, ten cents apitce for fUnnel shirts, ntty cents a aozeo ior snins in some cases, etc. Charwomen and scrub bers get rather better wages. Washer women get fifteen cents an hour, but most do tbe largest washing in three hours. There are more women laborers in the market than men, and so the tormer get less wages. Girls crowd to the city as natnrallv as bovs. Tbe girls come city ward for better advantages and under the impression that tbey can learn a trade and be independent. But in ciotning ana tailoring establishments girls ars not al lowed to do the whole of any piece work, but are only taught to sew up certain seams or certain portions of a garment. Ttey are thus restricted lest they should be more independent and command juster compensation. The speaker had worked in a orinting office for four dol lars a week, which just paid her board. She asked her emoloyer how be sap- posed she was to obtain clothing, and he justified himself by pointing to the book binder, who only paid two dollars per week. She related her experience in many branches of labor. Being asked if she bad made any inquiries ot land own ers for such a tract as it is proposed to place these woman on, she named seve ral places where eood land could be ob tained for from $50 to $150 per annum, She had talked with farmers, who con sidered her scheme feasible. It land could be purchased and placed at tbe ser vice of these women, to be paid for after three years, it would be aa asylum where the feeble seamstress would find health and a home. Wouldn t it have a bad effect upon tbe morals of neighboring people to establish a community com posed of women alone?" She thought it -i.l l 11 wouia not uiuar wurawumcu vuilt cided in these views. Tbe Prince of Wales. The virtues of that model Queen Vic toria, and the inoffensive mediocrity of her amiable consort have Dy no means descended to their eldest born. The Prince of Wales., indeed, might betaken as the model of the bad young man of the . period. Doubtless he is no worse than others; bnt scandal, like death, loves a shining mark, and certainly Wales shine in scandal mure brilliantly than in anything else. While the Prince is disporting nimseu wua so mucn magma scene in the Orient, there are certain grave whisperings, among the gossips of Warwickshire eounty at Dome woicn threaten to become unpleasantly out sooken. They involve the domestic peace of a country gentleman, Sir Charles Mordant, tbe honor ot nis wne and tbe legitimacy of a newly born in faot. Sir Charles considers that the child has no claim to his name, and swears that if there is law in England he has tbe evidence which will convict the heir to the throne of an offense known to crimi nal lav. If Wales is innocent, he is certainly very unfortunate. Whether he stays at borne or goes aoroaa, acanaai ftn. nnon him. and gossip claims-him as her own. His continental trips of last year furnished innumerable tales of way wardness, and now ns nss uu suunw es caped into the wilds of Egypt than one nf hia titled aubiects presents a very bad case against him in England. It is a pity to think bow much good bringing op " has been thrown away on that youog man. Womans Bnrean. We congratulate the women of Ameri ca on tbe tact that their "Bureau bas at last a restine olace. a local habitation and a name. The efforts of Mrs. Stan ton, Mrss Anthony. Mrs. Horace Greeley, Mrs. fbelps, Mrs. Uarling, airs- ttiacx well trod others, have at length borne fruit, and to-day, in a superb establish ment of their own. these representative women sit and work for the food of tbeir fellows. Sorosis might well learn from these earnest women lessons of import. Fashion gossip, personal scandal and flinnant nonsense might dsss current in cireles where men are snobs and women foils, bnt it is really martifyiog to find in a set of ladies preteoding to such altitude of wit and wisdom bnt one earnest wo man, and she busy only in advertising herself and her business, so that all sen sible men and women look npon her and her wiles with aversion, not unmixed with disgust Others connected with her in social and business relations necessa rily share with her tbe publio disregard, and no amount of glossing can ever both sides. fl tension. change the opinions of those behind the scenes. In marked contrast, then, to Sorosis stand the ladies whose names are men tioned above. Tbey are known as earn est, intelligent, ever-zealous women, working for women, and for women s rights. Some tbey have already attained; all will sooner or later come. Ia tbe meantime tbey have the good sense to surround themselves with the appurten ances of art and civilization. Tbey oc cupy an elegant building, entertain men and women of culture, provide material for enjoyment of such character as indi cate their own elevated stature in the sphere of development, and challenge, aa they deserve, the cordial recognition of the world. Children born in France on the 15th of August next (Napoleon's centenary) will be taken under tbe special protec tion of the Government Mississippi VallejNavlgatlon Co. ol Ihe Sonth and West. Office No. 12 Jefferson street, Memphis, Te .n. Capital Stock...... S 1.000,0110 $100 each. BOOKS FOR BTJBSCRlPTIOIf TO THR canital stock of the Company are open at this office, where parties may subsoribs either in money or lands. 7 t F. Y. ROCKKTT. Agent. Carson's Patent Churn I SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. IF NOT satisfactory th purchaser can return it and set the moner. Will make butter in from two to Bv minutes If th milk is at the proper temperature say 65 or 70 dearees. We refer to those In West Tennessee and elsewhere who have used it. The churns, and also mat and eounty rights, are for sale by K. D. WARD M CO., Agents, A7-7I No. 32 Miin street. Ice Cream, Strawberries, -iii- SOXA. W A T E It . B. Eocco, 216 Main St., cor. of Adauia, HAS OPENED HIS SALOON FOa LA diesand gentlemen, where all ot the above articles oan be had of the beet and purest. II e baa tbe finest silver soda fountain in the city ; also, a larte and varied stock of confectioneries Of all descriptions. 07-144 JOHKPH MPKCUT'H Beautlf nl lee-Cream Saloon, NO. S7 MADISON ST.. IS RE OPENED, where tbe best quality of Ice cream, Casts boda Water, with pure syrups, will be served by polite and attentive wvters. ib so Low, Lower, Lowest. yy E HAVE IN STORE AND TO ARRIV E, Western Produce Generally, Consisting, in part as follows t All rrsvdes Floor, blyheet to lowest Choice kllnnlrled Corn Mealt all varieties Seed aad Eatlnaj Potato i Tlneg-art best Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Lime, Cement, Plaster, ete. AU of which we offer Lawer than th Lowest. W.P.WRIGHT CO.. SiSS No 11 Monroe s'reet. GET THE BEST. $13 Sent by Express. Cash on Delivery. Tbe Oennlno Oroide field Watehes, IMPROVED AND MANUFACTURED BT L us are all the bett rrake. huniina cases. finely chased and beautifully enamelled, patent and detached levers, full Jeweled, and every watch perfectly regulated nd adjusted, and ooieastssd BT TH a coapixT to keep correct time, and wear and not tarnish, but retain an appearance niual to solid sold as lone as worn. These celebrated watches we are now sendins out by mail and express, C. 0. D.,sny where within the I'tited Stales and OanaJss, at the regular wholesai price, payaaleon delivery. som is aiyriasD i irruci. as we prs fer that all should receive and se lb goods before paying for them. A BtlwgleWatcb to any Address, $13. A elib ef six. with an extra watch to tbe agent sending the club, t'rU; making seven watches for tO. A bra, a superb lot of most elegant Oroide Chains, of tba latest and most co-tiy styles and patterns, lor ladies" ana genuemea s wear, frnm t.n in forte inches in length, at Dricea of $2, M. and ts each ; sent wh n ordered with watch at the regular waoicaie prices, bnaerioe the w.teh KQuiret. whether la lie' er gentlemen's sise, anil address your crdera and letters to i . ma t'nviirfi, aiviii;ij., ewSAf 14 Fu"on street. New York. ALIX. MUtKAT. I. K. XIDGSLT. MURRAY & RID Q ELY, .Merchant TnilorH. No. 31 Kadlson Etrect, (Ea t of Clark's jewelry store,) MF.MrniS, - TEXXESSEK. i i WM. J. SYKES, Attorney - nt - Lnw, 175 Main Street (npfclnirit). s-i wooosrrr Bi.ot it.