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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
It does a greater range of work
and uses leas thread than any
other machine made. All ma
chines warranted.
orncEi S7S mais street.
By IniKmore cfe Co.
FiOen Cents Per Week.
NO. 68.
Commission and Produce. 350 Main. '
, LUBON BROTHERS. Hardware. Cut-
L lory, wnns. etc.. nv rront.
(Sign Painters, 40 North Court it., between
Wm ana nooono.
KESCHER A CO.. li ardware, Cutlery, Guns,
....t1 lOt Uuln -. a, lama
Second. Adams Bl'fc tCutlery and Hunt.
AK.NUM. F. D. A CO., Watohes, Jewelry
and Fancy Wooaa. an main, pernor uonrt.
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.
w Booksellers. Printers, Bindera, 283 Main.
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.
ABE, C. N., J R- CO.. Harneaa, 8addlery.
ere., adjoining wooaruu at vo m mam.
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.
AVIS, A. F., House and Sign Painter, 3d
Adams, between m atn ana pooona.
BCKfeKLY. O. A., Grocers and Cotton Fao
trs. S44 Front
J.D.. Dealer in Oytr, Lake
' Pres'ltO. P. Norrls. V.Prea't. 14 Madison.
LLANNERY. THOM AH, Plumber, Gae and
C Steam Pipe Fitter. 63 Jefferson street.
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...-"-
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.
Factor, II Union. Stonewall Blook.
G0KPKL, LEOPOLD, agent, dealer in Or
gn and Knabe'i Piano, 376 Main.
CHINE8. 825 Main, nn tir.
01 D Y E AR A FA L LB. Central Drug Store,
281 Main street, near Madison.
RIKHUABER. J., 2v2 beoond, near cor. of
Madi-on. WallPaperand w meow anaqea,
EINRICH, P.H.. A BRO.,Cenfeotions,
Fancy urocenes, liiqnora, em., mia.
OKKNEitt TH EC. DrutTsist and Aaalytj
al !nmi. w ana nn pern, cor, pmrmm
OLLENBKKU, B. A.. Steam Dytrs, 2U
UbK, K. 0. A CO., dealer i in Cboioe fam
ily i-TronfingWt io aj tjiiornop
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.
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.
Hi Maih.
PKRDI1K. French Millinery and Fancy
ftnods. Dreasc and Cloaka. 273? Main.
AYER. MARSUtJETZ Co.. Wholesale
and Metatl Tobacconitu, aim main street.
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.
" 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..
0WKR, J. CO., Werebint T niton. 250
I VlCK, oTIX it CO., Sly Main, iclaiiTt
rbolftf aie qaaicn in ary itwhib.
0SENBADM A BROS., Coal Oil, Pelro
Oil. ete., wholesale and retail, n wain,
tj Jefferson and Second, open at all hours.
, 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.
wholes'e and retail. IH M ain .near Wash 'n
y 8S Main, between Unioa and ttayoao.
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
V bacco. St. Charles, cor- Jeffron and 2d.
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.
' AK1, J. c, Clothing, etc.. Resident Part
' .li.. ..;, .itnart. 3.1 Mam.
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,
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.
The Public Lidos. Is published every Af
ternoon (except Sunday) by X. WHITM0RE
and J. J. DuBOSE, under the firm name of
st No. 13 Madison street. i
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ber! by faithful carriers at FIFTEEN CENT?
tier week, baa-able weakly t. the carriers.
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months, $4; three months, $2 j on month, 15
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Communications noon subjects of general in -
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DIsDlaved advertisements will be charged
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there being twelve lines of solid type to the
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Special Notices Inserted fr,r tea oentl per lint
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To regular advertisers w offer superior in-
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All bills for tdvertlsing are da when' eon
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S-A11 letters, whether np.n bnalnsH or
Otnerwu, mutt b sddreaaea to
Publishers and Pn iprietors.
1ms Hoi her ol Tw Ps els.
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
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" '
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 :
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
" 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
" 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.
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
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.
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.
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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
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
change the opinions of those behind the
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.
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
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,
SOXA. W A T E It .
B. Eocco,
216 Main St., cor. of Adauia,
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
Beautlf nl lee-Cream Saloon,
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.
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.
SiSS No 11 Monroe s'reet.
Sent by Express. Cash on Delivery.
Tbe Oennlno Oroide field Watehes,
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.
.Merchant TnilorH.
No. 31 Kadlson Etrect,
(Ea t of Clark's jewelry store,)
i i
Attorney - nt - Lnw,
175 Main Street (npfclnirit).
s-i wooosrrr Bi.ot it.

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