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ALLISON linos.. DEALKRS IN HARD- waro. Cutlery, eto., 270 Front street. A" TTWOOD 4 A NDEKSON, COTTON FAC torand CoiumUaion Merchants, ift4 Front. BlTirFiHBT NATION AL OF MEMPIHST F. S. Davii, Pres'ti Newton Ford. V. P. B"OWMAN6. n..' MACHINIST AND Scabs Factor, 2fr.iX.Maia street.. 0le4 attention given to repairing soales. ?SiTYBANkTEWBANKlBUILpiNO. V "Madison street. 8. U. Tgbey, Prei't; ET 0. Kirk, Cashier. : , ' . CAROLINA LIFE. INS. CO., 219 MAIN 6T. jIDavii, PresH; W. F. Boyle, Beo'y. rSLAPPrVANCE iTANDERSON. ATTOE J noya-at-Law, 325 Main street. Memphis. ICkiNSONTWILLIAMS k CO.. COTTON Factors, 210 Flout iitroet. - EMMONS ft SON, BOOKS. STATIONERY. Magatines, eto., 10 Jefferson and 63 Deal. 1" MSIIER, AMIS ft CO., MARBLE-WORKS 1 and Drain Pipe, cor. Adams mid Second G" "OEPEL7 LEOPOLDTAOENT, DEALER in Organs and Knabe's Pianos, 375 Main, G ROVER ft BAKER'S BKWIN0 chines. 318 Main street. MA. H BIN RICH, P. H. ft BRO.. CONFEC tions, Groceries, Liquors, etc., 224 Main. LITTLETON ft "V'REDENBURGH'B uranoe Agency, 22 Mudion street. IN- LEROY, J., MERCHANT TAILOR, NO. 17 Jefferson st., between Main and Iront. cCOMBSrKELLAR""& BYRNES, HARD- ward. Cutlery, eto.. 322V, and 324 Main. ORGILL BROS, ft CO., H ARDWARK.CUT lory, Agricultural Implements, 312 Front. P" ODEST A ft" CAZ A SS A , DE A LER8 IN Confections, eto.2 Main.eor. N. Court. PHrESCOTT. 0. F. t CO., DEALERS IN Coal Oil, Lauip", Soaps, etc., 40 Jefferson. STEAM DYERS 4 CLEANERS Hanson ft Walker (lata Hunt ft Hanson), 248 Second street. TERRY M ITCH ELL, WHOLESALE dealers in Boots,Shoos and Hats, 3211 Main. inirTMORE. E., STEAM JOB PRINTER, V 13 Madison Etroot. ' ANNOUNCEMENTS. Jadgeof Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. In answer to the calls of the bar and people of this circuit, I announce myself a candidal for Judge of tho Fiftoen emit judicial urcuii, comprised of Bholby. Tipton and layette- ayci PIN counties. Itel I. J. FLIPP. the Bar, and of the people of the fifteenth Judicial Circuit, I announce myself a candi date for Judge of that Circuit. The election rni is to be held on the urei inureuay, Doing ma 4th day. of August nex,.sAAcM 6TEELB April 22. 1870. te ' Judge of Supreme Court.' The friends of Hon. JOHN L. T. SNEED. of Fayette county, are authorised by him to present his name to the people of Tennessee as ' a candidate forjudge of tho Supreme Court for the Western Division. Election, August 4th, 1870. . , . ta . In response to the published call of member! of the bar in various counties of East Tennes ' see, and numerous solicitations of friends, I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the Benoh of the Supreme Court of the State April 9, '70. JAS. W. DEADERICK. We are authoriied and requosted to an tnouoee Hon. T. A. R. NELSON as a candi date for Supreme Court Judge from the East ern Division. The election is to be held on the first Thursday in August, and two Judges from eaoh of the three divisions of the State are to be elected. SPRINCS. M0NTVALE SPRINGS, - 10. THIS FAVORITE : SUMMER RESORT, situated in Blount county, East Tenn., will be open for the reception of visitors on tho first of June. ........ The marked beneficial results attending the i use of these waters in functional derange menU of the . Liver, Bowels, Kidneys and Bkin, and the Cure of Chronio Diseases, attest their Medioal Properties The buildings at Mnntvale have been re paired, refitted and repainted, and everything put in good order. All tho accessories for enjoyment and recre ation at the best watering places will be found The facilities forroaehingMontvalethissea son are increased by the extension of the Knoxville and Charleston railroad, and regu lar trains are running to Maryvillo, whence passengers are conveyed in coaches to the ' Springs, nine miles distant. , , HATIJH OP UOAnDl Per Day, $2 50; per Week, 1G 00; per Month, ioUOO. ttr Address, for Pamphlets containing an alysis and descriptions of waters, etc., JOSEPH L. KING, M-oq-eniUw Knoxville. Tenn. JWSURAJYE. MASONIC MUTUAL, Life Assurance Association, OF MEMPHIS. TENN. Co-operative and Purely Mutual Charter Perpetual Forever Exempt from all Taxes by the Laws of the State. SIO.OOO FOIl SIO! -EXPLANATION; $12 MAKES YOU A ill member of the Association I. e. $10 for policy, 81 medical examination fee, and $1 contingent foe, said $1 payable yearly in ad vance fur office expenses. On the death ot a member an assessment of $2 is levied on every ' surviving member, which is the amount paid to the widow or beneficiary of the deceased member, thirty days being given to pay in the assessment of $2 after due notification. W hen . i Auan;u.;nn ntimhan. urflm thousand thev will be classed according to ages, vis i All between the ages of 15 and 2ft years in one .i... un.i uii l,Atween 25 and 35 vents in an other, and so on up to too years, which is the limit; and every class to be carried to 9.0U" members, then each policy will bo worth $10,00(1. Until that time each policy will be worth double the number of dollars as there are members of the class; and at the death of a member the surviving members of his class only are assessed the $2. The policy foe of 10, or the greater portion of it, is made a sinking fund to provide fur the delinquencies of mem bers; and said fund is loaned on interest, the interest accruing therefrom,, after defraying the expenses, coming back to the policy-holders as dividends. The advantages over or dinary Life Insurance Companies are: So sanies can break it ; the fees are so small, and requ'red to be paid at such long intervals, that any and every man can secure to his family a competency upon his doath. This Company is not restricted to members of the Masonic fraternity. D. O. TRADER, Pros U fraternity. H.M. KAGAN. Sco'y. . H. G. TRADER. Treas. Board or Directors Hon P T Scruggs, of Messrs Scruggs 4 Dunoan ; A Vaccaro. Esq. of Messrs A Vaocaro 4 Co; J 8 Stanton of hUn ton 4 Moore; A Hatchett, Esq, of Busby 4 liatchett; Ed Picket, Jr, attorney at law, M Union stroot. , , W. R. Honors. M. D., Medical Examiner, Office No. fW Mndionst. 2,--1"2 CARPENTER. JO IIP KKID, Carpenter and Builder, In the alley, rear of 63 JefTersoD. ' (ve- Residence, No. 20 Exchange street (ex- rndrd). ft'-!4" . JOB PRINTING. 1 -?( WHISKY. Old Copper-Distilled Bourbon I -VK ARB JVST IN, RECEIPT OF A ". larre lot of Kentucky Bourbons; favor ' lie brands; handmade; sourrnash; fromone to four years old : which we i.fl.-r to the trade low. Also, live nihy Hiiu unrw " . KOGA.N. tELlKN k CO.. T4 J W R A CJPA PIE R. Cnne Wrapping lnpor. rROWN.DILLARD 4 CO.. 214 FROST ST.. K le airenU for Howell Remler k Co.'s l r.ne Vtrrr. have now o hand a fall solely iJSVin.ral al"Ttmelt r sisen. whicbthey od rrral awTt Air ST' w ' ...,-., lnR r'eV!.8 JB .vm WIT AND F.X f: IT C. A. BEKHN. I JOB PRINTER, J 1 1 I 880 Maln I I J'rin'tii.r. "11 " ID 3 I r . By E. WHITMORE. LARGEST GITY CIRCULATION. ' ' Fif teen Cents Per Week. VOL.X.M : :N0.91 '' i i' PUBLIC LEDGER. rnilE PITBLIO LEDGER 18 PUBLISHED L every afternoon (except Sunday) by ;: ' E. , WUITMORE, At N. 13 Madison street. 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" In Cliickory street resides a gcntlerann named Lazarus Levi, Esq., whose spa cious old-fashioned house is the reposi tory of various articles of property be longing to numberless enlightened but distressed citizens of tho United States. The lower storv of Mr. Levi's house is fitted up with a glass front, very dingy and dusty, so tnat tne various arm-ius exposed to view in the window are but ilimlv upon. There arc flutes with tar- nialiod kevs. that have lain silent for roam Tim dust lies thick on the em bouchure of each; for the lips that blew therein the graduated air have snruiiK into mere skin long ago, and the agile fingers that ran over the holes are now loose bones, that lie here and there, never to hang together again. 1 "" There are opera glasses, too; opera glasses of every mode. From the an tique species that our grandmothers used a single tube, short and flat, which was intended to be pulled out like a telescope, but which never would pull out until the opera was over, and only blackened the whitfij;loves in which the attempt was made down to the large and imposing modern lorgnMe with its double tubes, and its complicated interior, and its lit tle windlass in the centre that winds it out into a telescope, or flattens it np into a pair of spectacles. How preg nant a lesson lies in these opera-glasses in the pawnbroker's window! What stories of dissipation, of fleeting wealth, of ruined elegance they telll Don tyou see the broken-down dandy, seedy, but not yet all corrupted, darting at dusk of into thfi dinirv shoo, and with faintly flushed cheek producing the remnant of his better aaysr Ana uhii i juu note him after that to tho bar-room under ground, where, amid actors and authors and loafers, he purchases a few moments' excitement with the few shillings that hut half an hour since he obtained with shame? ' , . . You can gee all sorts of taings in Mr. Levi's window. California diamonds; real diamonds, very rare; banjos, relics of diappointed minstrels; guns, sugges tive of sporting Englishmen hard-up; silver tea-pots, now black and uncheerful, hinting at terrible distresses in some poor fellow s home, and making you see the thin wife stealing out at night to raise money on the family valuables to feed the children. . . . .', The interior of the shop is devoted to dry goods. The details, however, can be but dimly made out, owing to the ex tremely dubious Jight that pervades the store. Even in broad daylight judi cious twilight exists in Mr, Levi's.. W bat the French call dtmi jour is much af fected by lovers and gentlemen, who j sport their watches. Through this mvs- j terious atmosphere one can feebly dis tinguish rows of shelves, packed tightly with dark bundles of woiu-ing apparel, j Biddy's gown and Patrick's Sunday coat lie there together until next month's wage come to separate them. Mr. Levi is my friend. I have, occa sionally, mercantile transactions with him; for I am literary man, and it sometimes happens that I find myself h slave of a sudden necessity for five J,.11ra. On these occasions I travel rmind my room, M. Aavior Mais-' ,ra L, .r.nosrd to hav done, in seart't :-h'of some appropriate token of es-: i. which 1 may couvey to Mr. Levi, ! teens. in order to induce bins t required sum. In this h advance the one tt is lie-1 n i ii j i A. 31 TJ , There will be placed for your inspection to-day, in Coil's Dry f Goods establishment, ' a novelty in dress goods, called 'iAmwline blocli-checli Grenadine." ' " ' " - It is an article highly recommended, no less for its extremely low price and stylish appearance than for tlie peculiarity of its texture, which adapts it alike to service and climate. 1 0 -; This article of dress goods is really worth 35 cents a yard. It - is inarhed to sell at 15 cents. You are invited to test its merits, ma terial and texture. Inquire for ' A. 31 TJ J. cessary to exercise diserimination. For instance, I know it will never do to pre sent my stamped velvet waistcoat three times running. And that if I wen to take my little French clock to Mr. Levi too. often the article would pall upon him and my credit be impaired. Variety is necessary to persons of Mr. Levi's po sition. Continual partridge destroys the appetite. They are epicures, and must be fed with novelties. . , .' , Accordingly, one day, having need of the traditional five dollars to meet the expenses of a forthcoming literary soiree at my rooms, I, after some deliberation, determined to present my Indian chess board to Mr. Levi, as a token of my affection, and work npon his feelings so far as to induce him to present me with the longed-for V,' . The chess board was ivory jnlaiuV " The men were delightfully Oriental, being carved all ' over, even to the tips of their noses. Altogether I had great faith in the article, aa it had never before been in Mr. Levi's charge. I waited until evening. It was a lovely evening for pawning. A thick fog, damp and threatening rain hung over the streets, so that there were but a few pas sengers abroad. Chickory street was al most entirely deserted. I rang at Mr. Levi's private door. It was a privilege I had earned, both by the constancy of my friendship and the usu ally valnnble nature of my presents. A delightful Hebrew servant girl, with, a nose massive aa Egyptian architecture, opened the door and admitted me to Mr. Levi's private parlor. In a few moments that estimable gentleman entered. i 1 "Ah! Mr. Papillotte," he said, holding out his hand, how do you do?. Come again, eh? Well, what is it this evening?" "A little mutter I want you to arrange for me," I replied, unrolling my silk handkerchief from the chess board. ," I want five dollars on this for a few days." " Hum! On my word, Mr. Papillotte, I'm sorry to see a gentleman like you coming here so often. It's really too bad!" ' Levi, as I said before, took an interest in me, and sometimes talked to me like a futher. " - ! - . ' . "My good Levi," I answered, laugh ingly , " don't take any serious troublo on rav account. I'm all right. , You know the best of us will get into trouble occa sionally. By the way, would you ljke to go to the opera to-morrow night?".. The Jew s eves glistened. They love music, these Jews. "Have you got tickets?" " Here are two. Cun you let mo have the money? " "Well, really, Mr. Papillotte, chess is not a valuable property just at present. It comes hnrd on the intellect, sir." "Buttljatis an Indian chess-board. It belonged to t,be Rajuli of Oundarcool, and was taken from the royal table by an uncle of mine in the Albicore Fcncibles, who wag at the siege of Oundarcool. It is a historical chess-board, Mr. Levi. Do you play chess, sir?" , ," Not exactly. But I came very nenr learning it once." ; " You know that the pawn is insepara bly connected with the game, I suppwse?" " I huve heard something of the kind, ii ' sir. . " Completely in your lino of business, yon see.1 . Mr. Levi started. The joke was com phstely lost upon him. It was a very mild joko, certainly; but then, could better have been expected from a man who was begging for five dollars? " I am sorry yon don't play," I has tened to continue, covering my jocular failure with some other remark. "I should like to have a game with you. That chess-board, I assure you, is worth thirty dollars, if it Ls worth a penny." Heaven forgive me, but the Rajah was a creation of the moment. - I had been mado a present of the chess board by a sailor who had voyaged to Calcutta; but one must be a little deceitful now and then in this wicked world. " Well, I'll let you have the money," said Mr. Levi, "though we're rather short to-day. A great deal of business doing just now, Mr. Papillotte," and lay ing the Rajah's property on a table, he disappeared into the office to make a du plicate. 1 ' "A great deal of business doing." That meant, when translated, a great deal of misery wandering about the streets; a great many homes gloomy for want of petty gums of money; a great many mechanics without Sunday clothes; a great many students moaning over val uable books, sacrificed to Keep life enough is them to read those that were left; a great many drunkards craving for their accustomed poison. Dud getting it at the cost- ot Bcoesaitics; a great manr mothers shivering in blanketless beds that the little ones might not starve. This wns the kind of business that -was doing. . I was reflecting on all this when I henrd the parlor open, and a light step fall softly npon the carpet. TliiiJsig that it was Mr. Levi returning with the money, 1 did. not raise biy head. Presently a voice ah! .how unlike Levi's buttery; ? Jewish 4ieCl'tits startled me from my j reveria.: " 1 1 s : i . ' : ; "I can play at chess," it Faid. softly. I l,x,kf d nn suddenly.. A little fairy , creature, airout sixteen years old, witn ' . . rr , ..-.i loni:, l:nr hair, ana iarc, waniuui niue rves. tool just within the door, storing i t me ike a.min tiunii bird at nun no wandi-ra in the lonely woods, half fear-1 line to approach, vet lonring to me nearer. i I IV .v. a t . I IV E t "And who on earth are you?" I asked, abruptly; and as I spoke I saw at a glance that the blood of the children of Israel did not run in her clear blue veins " I am in Nellie Lee( sir," replied the ap n, "and I'm in pawn. ' rjnrition In wliat f 1 exclaimed, unuer ine impression that I must have been de ceived in the absurd statement I had just heard. " In pawn, sir,'.' she repeated, as simply as if she wns saying that she was in beiJ. ''And who' put. you into pawn in the nnme of all the MediceB, may I ask?" I said, scarcely able to keep my counte nance. " Father Dawned me for money to buy paints," answered this most extraordi nary deposit; and 1'm.eo lonsome oh, vnn onn f think!" y J What is your respectable parent, mav I inauire?" ''He's an artist, sir. and he has just got an order, and he wanted money for the canvas and the paints to finish the picture. He paints beautiful pictures indeed he does." She seemed so very anxious about my not doubting her father's ability that I smiled a sort of assent, as if I were per fectly convinced of this rare talent, and wns intimately acquainted with the merit of every one ot his productions. "Where do they keen you?" I asked bnlf jestingly, for the whole affair seemed so like vaudeville that I expected every moment to hear some unseen au dience aDnlaudino the oerformance "Io they put you in the safe with the jewelry, or lay yon on the shelv es witn eowns and coats?". "No. sir. I live ud stairs witlr. Mr. Levi. Father will come, though, jn few days, with the money and redeem me." All this ns seriously as if it wns the commonest thine ill the world for the distressed fathers to pnwn their children and keep the duplicates in their wafat coat pockets. " llave you ever been in pawn before, Miss Nellie Lee?" "Oh yes. sir. Futher Dainted the ' Seven Sleepers of Ephesus with what he irrit on me last fall." This wns reallv more than I conld stand. I laT back on the old hair-bot tomed BotX and roared with laughter. I he deposit stood before me wits a grave and putient demeanor, neither sur prised at my merriment not- apparently thinking that there was ain 'thing singu lnr in her position. " You sny that you play chess," I said, at last checkinsr my mert iment by a great effort, out of respect t the fair fuco ana beautiful eyes that 1 saw before me. " Would von like tn nlnv a nine?" "Oh, yes," answered tie. deposit; "I should like it very much. You cunt think" We sat down to play cheiss. I don't know how long we were at it; but this I do know, that if the. entnuicc of Mr. Levi had not disturbed us, it would have continued probably o tho present day. There was a first move. Then a long conversation. . Th;3n a pause, during which the blue eyes, seemed to lie intently studying the boarj, und mine were in tently studying tie. blue eyes. Then an other move. Then mope conversation, until at last tha rivnl forces on the Ra jah's ivory bnttlefid got in such a state p I . ., . r , n it or coniusion mat 1 rjelievejiierrtianwiuc would have become a liuiatic the first elance he cast unon them As for me, 1 thought of nothing but the simple, beautiful young creature who sat opposite tn me, and iu spite of my self, visions of such a being moving about my lonely chambers, maki ng the gloom gay, and causing the bachelor s barren lite to hourg.eon and bloom tike the dry rod of the hi gh priest. In the midst of all this, in came Mr. Levi with niy five dollars ajid duplicate for the chess-board. ' He seemed rather astonishod at the quiet intimacy which had been so suddenly established between myself and his deposit. ' "Mr. Levi," I said to him, "I had no idea that you lent money on this species of personal property. -, I have at rich, old uncle, who won t die and leave me my share of his property, that I would lie very glad to raise something on. How much will you give me on him? He's in an excellent statu of preservation, and served ia the last war.' 'Oh!" he replied, laughing, without paying any attention to my proposed avuncular exchange. - " Nellie Lee' a capital girl, and it a" sometimes as well that she should be awny from her father. He" and here he made an expressive pantomime suggestive of rum. I looked at Nellie. Her large eyes were filled with tears. ' ; j ', ' " Dou't be ancry with me, Nellie," con tinued the pawnbroker, kindly. "You kiyow he him very bad habits, or yon wonld not bo here. My wife is very fond of her, Mr. Papillotte, and for that mat ter her father adores her, and, as he never will finish any of his pictnres with- Ont the spnx of Pom" terrible necessity, we contrive to get him to put Nellie in what he calls pawn, and then he is sure to work to get the money to red'm her. Nellie, child, don't cry.' . - ., - . ., . , i t went up to me poor cnuu onu iook nor nana gently in " Nellie Lee. ' 1 I my own. ! said, " you love your latrter very mucn : She nodded her head, and shfM.k off a War or two that Ml upon my ban.l. si m ui nuui tuai jou nm.u.u u. teyfr-.nrt-.i ffl.s Uis. i yeXMHI HW ' V ; - f w ,- , EID'GEK Yon are in a strange position here. Your father is not fit to be your guardian, and you will not always meet with pawn brokers as kind as Mr. Levi. Now, what you ought to do is to entrust yourself to the care ot some man who is young anu strong, and who, with your fair face and good influence to stimulate him, will work for you day and night, and love- you us dearly as ever your father did." She shook her head gently, and still the tears fell. "You think such a one cannot be found. You are wrong. If you could bring yourself to accept his protection; if you could persuade yourself that a love suddenly born can be ns vigorous and lasting as one that takes years to mature, you never would repent ot it. I swear it!" "And where is there such a one? de manded Levi, with mingled incredulity and curiosity twinkling in his black Jewish eyes. "Here" I answered. "I want but tuch an object as this to become indus trious. I have abilities, if I turn them to account of that I am convinced and after all, if the worst should come, nothing under heaven can prevent me from inheriting a portion of my uncle's estate. If Nellie Lee will take me for her husband, I call God to witness that I will cherish and love her until death." The little head shook no longer, and I felt a slight, pressure from the small hand in mine. It may have been a tremor, however. " Her father would never consent," snid Levi, reflectively. " Never," echoed Nellie, in a low mur mur. "He loves me so." I could have said, "What love is this that puts its idol into a pawnbroker's shop?" but I dared not insult the pure heart beside me, and I remained silent. There was a long pause. No one seemed to know what to say, and Nellie's hand still remained in mine. Then we all heard a sudden violent ringing at the hall door-bell. Levi started and left the room, and still Nellie and I remained silent. But involuntaeily I drew her closer to my side; my arm stole gently round her sinull waist; 1 felt the throb bing of her little heart, and then our lips met. The compact, I know, was sealed. In a few seconds Levi re-entered, pale and amtated. He stopped on the thres hold when he saw us locked in the em brace, and leaning against the edge of tho door, said: "I am glad of it. She has no guar dian now but you. " My father!" and with a loud shriek Nellie slipped from my grasp and fled toward the Jew. "Poor child," he suid, laying his hand reverently on her headras if misfortune had rendered her sacred; " it is so he has left you alone." There was a wild burst of grief in that dingy pawnbroking parlor, and poor little Nellie Lee sobbed and fluttered like a bird vainly beating agumst the iron wires of its cnge. The old artist was dead; the wretched man, unable to resist the temptation, had expended the money he had obtained from Levi in drink, and was found by the police in ashington Park, stretched dead on one of tho walks. He had killed himself with rum. For many hours my poor child was distracted with her sorrow; and good Mrs. Levi came down stairs adorned with unredeemed Jewelry; and the black-eyed, thick-lipped Miss hsther, her daughter, u there also, siiiellinir of natchouli: and Levi himself was continually coming in and out of the shop with bottles ot cologne for the child's temples, and vin aigrettes to hold to her nose. They were all so kind and so gentle to my little Nellie in this her (treat sorrow, that I made a vow on the spot never to speak ill of a nawnbroker acain in my life. But in time the tempest wore itself away. Nellie came at last to listen to the few words of consolation I cared to utter, for I am an unbeliever in verbal anodynes; and lute that evening I might have been sitting on the old hair-bottomed sofa, with a fair round fBee some what flushed with weeping, nestling on my bosom, while Mr. and Mrs. Levi and Miss Esther sat near the fire, and occa sionally ventured to look around and ad mire us. Need I go farther? Need I describe the quiet wedding at St. Thomas', where I vowed to be a true nusband to Nellie Lee? Jt would not interest you very much; for there were no orange blossoms or bridesmaids, and no reception and German cotillion afterwards. But I mar as well inform you that all I p.-edicted has come to pass. I am now industrious and independent. Nellie is the dearest wife that ever wore a ring, and when I visit Mr. Levi, which I often do for old friendship's sake, I walk boldly into his house, and have no pecu niary object in so doing. On an inlaid table in my drawing-room stands an ivory chess-board. It belonged to the Rajah of Gundarcool, and was taken from the royal table by a relative of mine in the Albicore Fencibles, after the siege of that place. In short, it is the very identical chess-board which led to mv finding Nellie Lee ia pawn. FOR SALE. For Sale Cheap ! rpiiK W FLL IMPROVED DOl'BLE Hul SE. X N,tf. M and f.1 Arery street, aorihwet r.rerwf Klliniu Apply at ov oF houthern Lite In.uranre Ciminy, Nu. iti Maia trt, npviain. "t j to iMS9)friiw J f ' . .A ' VII TWitfYBsftaa X JT "Wis" r M . .,.. Ail H K n 'V.'JSrr. I t3 OJ -V 4 I t i i-T-ar nniiT o Wiml t'liolco Wro-rlei m provisions;; -mmm THE FAVORITE AND BLACK OAK COOKING STOVES, XTOW BO WELL AND FAVORABLY KNOWN. CATf BE FOUND AT ALL TIMES, ll together with a good assortment of Heating Stoves, Lamps, Tinware, GRATES, HOLLOW-WARE, ETC., AT rr . s. j u k 13 s , No. Second Street, Roofing;, Guttering, Cotton Brands and General Job Work will rceeh e Prompt Attention. 9-3 t , 5 4 TKAS AND ;MZJ& 3 RAILROADS. PASSENGERS GOING EAST, Via Louisville or Cairo, SHOULD prjRCUASR TlCIBTB BT THK Erie & Atlantic & Great Western R'y Forming the best and most comfortably line to New York. Boston, and Northern and Atlantic cities, with magnificent Palace Combined lay and Night Coaches, through to New lurk without change. TWO EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY. This is the only line from Cincinnati to New York under one management; the only line from Cincinnati to New York without break of tiuuge: the only line whose trains run through to New York without change; the only line running coaches through without using joui liriiuie wheels; the only line running J'uloce Broad llauge Coaches through wit hout change. SWT If you desire prompt time and oertuin connections, finest scenery on the continent, most comfortable cars in the world, most mag nificent dining hulls and ample time for meals, and the safest, best, and most comlortabie route go to New York by the fcaia asd At lantic and Gkkat Wkhtkrn Kailwa. Tickets by this line for sale at all Ticket Offices through the South Vjj R BARR, Gen'l Passenger Ag't, N. Y. W.B. SnAT'lTC, . fWI Sonth'n Ag't. Cincinnati. O. 12-3 NOTICES. X O T I C 1J. HAVIMl TUSPOSKI OF MY ENTIRE IN TEREST in the firm of Ju.lson k Co. to the remaining partners, I am no longer a mem ber thereof. They assume all the indebted ness of said firm, ond are alone authorised to collect the indebtedness duo be same. J. C. ALEXANDER. Memphis. Tenn.. May 21. milK BUSINESS OF SAID FIRM WILL BE L continued as heretofore by the ander signod remaining partners, under the name and stylo of Judson Co.. who assume the liabilities of said firm, and who alone are au thorised to collect the indebtedness due the same ' T. 11. Jl IMJ., Memphis. Tenn., May 24, IST'J. a- ln retiring from above firm. I cheerfully j rccommcna tneui lo ine iow; '.' Friends. J- C. ALEXANDER. 7 4-W . MILLINERY. Fashions! Fashions! MRS. M. C. HUXTER'S Southern Emporium! SO. 247 MAIN NT., MEMPHIS). LACE POINTS, COLLARETTES, SASH KIBI50XS. MILLINERY AND FANCY HOODS Of every derrintion. and I)res-lakin in the I."t Pmrininn Mode, tstami'ing' and rtrnidins done to nnlpr. t- BROKER. J. HEMtY 1LUV LEY, Merchandise Broker 1 and 3 Madison Street, MEMPHIS. TKXXKSSEE. nt HOTEL. IVHITENOKK IIO I, si:, It AND 111 ADAMS ST., MEMPHIS. H. Whitemora, Proprietor; H. A. Blaka. more. Clerk. CHOICE FAMILY KOO.MS. ITRNISHED and well ventilated, will le let at very l.iw rateii durins the maimer. Smsle rooinn per month, ilV--ier wet-Is, $ll: board wilboat nx.in, er month. transient. $.' per dy. all and examine rooin belr rentin ele- PLUMBERS. HEW.E St siKHK. Practical Plumbers, CAS AMI STEAM PIPE UTTKliS. I Pm.j repaired aad Strata W irk put up. 31J H SECOND ST.. HEMPHIS, TEH H. All urden promptly stlendrd t-. i"-t CARPETS. ETC. AMES, BEATTIE & CO., 390 Main St, Gayoso Block, orris til ximds or FURNITURE, CARPETS. ETC., AT LOWEST HATES, ' t And Will Not Be Undersold. n nr "V; C8, Teas, Memphis, Tennesweee. PIANOS. H. G. HOLLENBERG, AGENT FOR CHICKER1XG FIRST PRIZE highest premium over all burniiean ana American PIANOS, at the Kxpnsition, Paris, lHt'J. Suld on ensy terms :it reduced prices. Alu. i Kftey Parlor nnU Church OHliANrf. Mr. Hnllen btirir is a i.rfU'tical Piano and Onriin buildur ol' 3d years experience. jfciT Particular atten tion paid to tuninsr, re piiirinjr, Piilcnnd rentin ttcond-uund Piunos n Organs. 233 Main St., Clay Building, W-112 MFMPHT3. TENNESSEE. BOOTS AND SHOES. Boots, Shoes and Hats AT WHOLESALE. HILL, TERRY & MITCHELL, No.329 Main Street, MEMPHIS, . . HAVE NOW ON HAND A COMPLEX slack, and sre ready For the ss Summer Trade. CARPETS. ETS ! O H T , Carpets, Oil Cloths, etc. AT SEW YORK TRICES. OAI.Lt AT E. FEG AN'! Xo. 2G0 Soeoiid Street itrTrmis-sr.T s-asii. i-irn DISSOLUTION. Aollce of Dissolution. rpHE LAW PARTNEKSIIIP HERETOFORE i eiintin between llnlluiu k Kelly is dis solved by mutual cunnettt. JUH JIAI.I.l .11. JutiN F. KELLY. MemfhU, April 1. 1"". '" PROPOSALS. Notice to Contractors ! SEALED PROPOSALS . ILL P.F. RE reived st the KtiKiueer's oftife, MeinphiK, Trnnmrrr, until 12 in., on the l.t oF August, li?li. F"r the graduation, maxmry nnd bndK su,HritrU4turein ttie .llisih-lppi t.iver rail- rod, brlween i vniiciin ana nil-y, a ui. tanreoF nFtrea shik'.. A inirtion iF the work if heavy sud worthy the atu-utiun oF Contrac tor.. Pri.Bles and ppermoationti can tw.een at the nftii-e of the Cho?!' 1-liirinerr. 4."l Lnn .trnrt, Mtmphi, Tenn., on aud 0rr .lutie o. HTo. IllU.-. 11. -Mll.l.I.M. (.. "1-1 1 Ch. En. M'us. River R. P.. ATTORNEYS. . WaiUHT. Llll I. WaluiT. M ltKiHT l 1VHIGIIT, A-l-lrltXIVM AT LAW, kill Wlllia Block. l'k- mil if f PIANOS! m WARDED THE mm C A P a. rr c