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PAPER.
Paper! Paper! Paper!
OP ALL KIMDII.
a. v. du pout & cos
Manufacturers and 'Wholesale Dealers,
Loals villa, , . . , . genticij "
Have Just removed te then new. 1
fear-story warehouse. Kg. UH Mala St.
A - l.,n)AUDI.I'.lL '
dll And coMPLti
with
STOCK
FINE GLOTIIIhs
AND
MEN'S
Furnishing Goods !
FOB MEW, YOUTHS A5DB0VS.
si,
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TRUNKS) BAGS, LAP ROBES,
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elalty. ud snake t Filer wvea re
quired. '
43-l
INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION.
EXPOSITION STOCK. .
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this day. All the stock 1 new due. the build
ing Is nearly completed od prompt payment
toast lie made. Call at onoe.
ED. BURKE PICKETT, See'y,
m . s ' fro. JcffrwnTi street.
CONFECTIONER. ;
13. BOCCO,, ,
CONFECTIONER.
MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALE AND
retail dealer in all kudu of . - ;
PLAIN AND FANCY CAKDitS,.
Of the beat qualities, ill the flneit Fruits,
Nuts, Raisin. (including six different vsrie
ties). Figs, ete. Cake of evary description
baked to order and kept on aula. All the
finest brandi of Wines, Ales, Porters and
Cicars ' My stock coin prises every article In
oonfecUou. and In quality and price I defy
competitive Leave orders at
21tt Main St eor. Adams, Memphis.
47-124
8AW MILL.
JOS. yKNABLK. . KAniiinuo.
NEW SAW MILL.' '
WE NOW HAVE OUR SAW MfLL IN
full operation, and are prepared to nil
orders fur . .
Cypres? and Poplar Lumber
Of aU dimensions. Also,' , ,
IAHSD HIBtJl.ESs AID LATH".
We solicit orders and gnarante satisfaction,
both as to quality and prices.
Second miil north of Uayou Garoto, en Wolf
river. SUmphis. Term.
Wi-173 TENABLE A-RAWLTOriS.
OAS FITTING.
GAS, STEAM, WATER
J. W.S. BROWNE,
2
Gas and Steam
Filting.
Pumps and necessary pipes, talraniied and
nlain. alwuva nn huml. 47-72
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MUSIC.
The Memphis Star Band,
COMPOSED OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
Urand Opera IInu orchestra, under the
leadership of Prof. Chaa. Bouton, are prepsrod
to furni'h brnu aud string mu.ic for parades,
balls, funeral., etc.. at reason, tile terms. Or
der, can be let at ll'l Jeffr rsoo street ' ' ?
4.,-7n PHQF.c. H. iml'TQN. Leader.
CROCERIE8.
NEW GOODS.
JUST RECEIVED AND IN STORE:
OOO kbli. Floar (different grade),
100 raiks Baceil, " . i
rJOO package. Lard,
aeo koii C'taeeer,
S tierce llama,
100 pubsin Tobaero,
see ease 1's.n Desos,
WtalHkjr, Brand, Win, Wlae.l l-r,
BaKKlaa; and Tie,
Cera Beer (barrel and 13 barrel).
TAYLOR fc DCFFI,
47 72 era rwnt a.ra.t
MUSIC.
EaubllMlied In 1858.
E. A. BENSON'S
OLD A" RELIABLE '
WholesaleMusicHouse
-And -
PIANO-FORTE WARES001S,
- 31T Main Street, ' "
ia how orriiiio
mw BENS8N A CO.'S Pianos from-tlf.0 to USD
mw VOSB A SONS' Pianos from 13&0 to taoo
- mm iD Pl.nna frnra 1400 to tSSO
mr STKINWAYASOK'SPiaaes.tWUIH'O
mw MASON k HAMLIN Orrans...I10Q to louu
All warranted for r ire I ears.
Also
rUno for Sale on Monthly Payments
Old Pianos taken in exchange for ne ones.
Tn..li.r with ! lmMeat Stock of -
Sheet Music and Musical Merchandise
Ever brought to the South.
ROW IS THE TIME TO BUY
Country Merchants, Schools and Seminaries
will plea send in their orders, as I can ill
iBem l ln" " - - I -
or good city acceptance at thirty, sixty or
ninety aajs. ...
ar Pianos Tuned aad Repaired hy compe
UnTworkmen . It. A. ItESSON.
2H-t 7 M.in .tejTcntL
LIQUOWr.
JOIIIS LILLY
Iasperter and Dealer Id '"
Wines and Liquors,
351 MAIN STREET,
47I
irwini, trvv.
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, gpHSIBEIW THE ALPS. .
Morninr on a mouatain inmmit:
Westward flee the shades of nul.1.
In the east, obscurely outlined.
Far-off mountains charm the light. ,
te (he se-wnll if a fortress
' Built by niaot titan hand;.
Girt with rocks and crowned with forMU,
Lone Uie frowning bulwark stands.
i . .
Hill-top sentinels are standing
On this dim boriion wulli
And my little world is sleeping
Tirelrss watchors guarding all. ,
Fur beyond those gloomy bastions.
Pausing in their onward way, , ,
. Many a tuontiand armored morrows'
J'ait ieuoe fur the fray,
Ka'h in kind, whate'er diigulsos
Mak IU fall i and each is kpiiht, ,
Longing to besiege my oentle
Si.orniii. aid to win the ngh(.
t Kow the foremost slow advances
Till the mighty stronghold's won,
Trom the hights his banner's streaming,
' And the noiseless conflict's done.
One by one the enqnpr,l hill-tops
Steal a heluiot roui their fu-
ri,jieo their uniform of shadow
For bl, rootle all aglow i x '
And my lltt Is worlj ' kend- ?
iS'ot to satlne.iMnd dismay, u
But with wing, and shouts of gladness ,
Welcoming a now-crowned day.
SiKtiittm ffnoxy.
ALEXANDER DUMAS, FILS.
From the London Daily News.
About five aud-thirtv years ano there
began to be seen, in the houae of that
great tpeudthrift nf money and genius,
called Alcxnnder Dumas, a boy who now
describes hirnsnlf as having heen viva
cious aud playful, but whom his cotem-
porartes state to have oeen a reservea
lad proud, and precociously sharp at
retorting whenever his vanity was hurt.
He was ten yenrs old, and came home
from his suhnot on Sundays and holi
days to be shaken hands with by bis
father, and then left to fill np his time
as he plfHspd, or as he could. The
housiwas full of lilecary toadies, Bohe
mians, and iinperunioug artiSU. These
formed the creitt Dumas' conrt, burned
incense ulidtr his face, ate hit dinners,
borrowed his money, and forgot to repay
it; and passed bis bny about from hand
to hand as an artistic curiosity that was
to bo admired, or as a pet-dog that was
to be spoiled. No youtb, as tha author
of La bame aux Cumelias has sinoe ac
knowledged, could have been worse
brought up. At school, the colossal pop
ularity of his liitnor lor it was colossal
at that period threw its reflex on
him, and made him as distinctive an
object for purMjy and lniportqnate
aueHtiona aa it be had always been
resiied in guurlut. At home, the very
aaedifying scenes ha witnessed, the easy
morality of the ladies into whose cioni
pany he was thrown, and the base cring
ing of the mole crew who lived on his
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father prodigality, eariv tingea ins
thoughts with stretift of that bitterness
which time never flulie resuenrs. In
this fashion the lad grew up nntil be was
tigbteen, at which sge his father placed
a roll of banit Rptes in his hands, and
spoke in this paternal erlsfl j "When a
man Inherit the parse of Alexander
Dumas be should lead the Jife of a
prince, dine at the Cafe Anglnise, aud
be generous with his money. Co and
amuse yourself. When you have spent
that you shall have more. If yon con
tract dts I will pay them. Nothing
could be pialoeg or rnore conducive tp
morality. Voung Dumas Qirey bimsell
headlong into the torrent of Parisian
life, ran obediently into debt, drew, with
out' stint or scruple, on bis well-pleased
father, d was never lectured by the
father JJ meanness of parsi
mony. - ' "
But this healthy sort of existence mast
necessarily experience checks when
father and son both lead it together.
The elder Dumas practiced all he
preached; and by degrees tbe cash-bowls
on his desk (his money was never looked
np in drawers, but lay in bowls, open to
all comem) began to be more and more
often empty. One day, when his son
came to levy supplies from them, he
found they were in possession of the
bailiffs, along with tbe rest of the house's
furniture; and though bis father cried to
him with one cf bis hearty laughs that
this was nothing, and that money was
aa fast earned as spent, vet this little
episode set young Dumas thinking that
if be should suddenly become aa orphan
h should fiud himself (ace to face with
his own debts and his father's, possessed
of no assets and no profession; and, be
side all this, bavin a sister to support
It amr be that some lettf material
tbougbil mingled with these, and told
hint that the life be had beeu spending
was not a varr noUc one. and that a roan
has Other missions to fulfill tban those of
rolling about boulevards in a pea-ton,
nd Burning bis name to I 0 Us. Any
how, tbe resolution be took in tbe course
of one day, and unliinchinjly adhered
to duriug several years, reveaiea in mm
a firmness of character and an honesty
of purpose which sou Id not tare eoaie
from parental example, ana must nave
Wn innate. He severed him
self completely trom his former
mode of living, bis Ixiends and aeeoxua-
He discarded his ckarloa an
n-nnras. sub let bis fine lodgings, sold off
his lurnitnre. aressea piainiy, anu, oar
ing convoked bis creditors, told tbem
vith frankness that be was unable to
ik.e Knt trtet if thpV WDnld
P"J ,"r",.r""l ' i , ""l. .:flV-l..J
give him time ne woum worm uu e.
discharged his obligations to the last
farthing. One would have been glad to
nrA that the creditors met tbis aasur-
anoa in a believing spirit; but the fact
;. h. tn.ot ta Uxlse him in Cuncby
u. .tlnrliul thara. however, took refuge
at Fontainbleau in a small vao-rooa, for
Hich he paid thirty ou flay, an
darina two years, worked likl
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER G, 1872.
man. He had already written a novel,
iouiu uuun, voaavtA muv MfUllkUlTjf u VJ
Quatre Femme, et d'un Perroquet. lie
now cnangea nm etye, ana, perceiving
that be bad not imagination enough to
compose sensational novels, like bis
father, set himself to the minute, analy
tical portrayal of such sooial manners
as he had observed. As hit lot bad
been cast in the very loosest of social
spheres, La Dame anx Camelias was tbe
first result of bis observations. This
novel was a fair success.. Then he
wrote a drsm.ati;od version of the tile,
and submitted it to his father, who,
not suspecting bim of having tnuch
brains, was startled at the dr
matio power of the work, and with
tear", of prjdp, 6 be himself often re
peated, aocepted It for the Theater His
torians. This theater, however, like
many other r.dertakings of the great
man's, was at the time cp, vo of
bankruptcy, a.n(5 yttuug Pumas was soon
obliged to. get oi with his piece on a
round of managerial visits, wnioh lasted
two years. Qddly onQugh it was in
most eases Ills name which damaged
bim, Alexander Dumas, the elder, hav
ing been tbe most successful author of
twenty preceding years, bad naturally
luted a verv satisfactory collec
tor, sf rival"i nii w5 ffntP4
inmA of these would bl Qulv -u
some of these would bi suly m
lighted to hit a blow at the father by or
ganizing a cabal against the son. Other
managers took ajarm ,( the immorality
of the tlraaia, and this immorality also
disquieted tbe authorities; tor when
"La Dame aux Camelias' was eventu
ally accepted by the Vaudeville its per
formance was prohibited by tbe Home
Minister, M. Leon Faucber. U it to
this that we must attribute M. Dumas
dialttsU. for Mepuuhv.au institutions?
Certain it is that, the following year,
when the Empire had been es
tablished, M. de Morny actively
bestired himself to get the piece li
censed, and of coarse succeeded. He
had a nice little theory of his own,
this M. de VIorny, pp, tha originality of
stage rieees. Kvery piece was acept
able, according to his pofion, Q !Pn8 M
it ekfjited the Bubl'm tu talk on other top
ics tbap politics; thus la burnt aux Ca
meliai would be moral, and Ruy Bla
not so, Tbe moral piece was therefore
performed in 1852, and took the actors
who played in it, the mauaeor, tbe audi
ence, and soon the whole ton, by storm.
t was the most startling success on
record. ' U. Dumas astonished creditors
emerged Irorn their Uirs, poinoed upon
him, and Yni biwiareated eight times
within a fortnight. But the manager
was there to pay; for the young author
had become in one evening almost as
famous a man as his father in thirty
year?,
There Is not a Parisian but knows the
Duma File." who then took hie place
among the half dozen princes of French
dramatic art. A tall, strongly-built man,
With a bald forehead, woolly hair, mus
taches with wax on them, and keen, gray
eyes be was not uniike his father in
face, but seemed to nave no single men
tal characteristic ia common with him.
Cold and rather haughty in bis manner,
he wielded a speoius of wit which fell
upon his victims like the thwacks of a
well-made riding whip. When he paid
bis father one of those occasional visits
hich filial dutv commanded, the greater
Dumas' sycophantic familiars alt shrunk
away, not Jikjng tp nsH a weal frqra tnat
terrible tongue;, atid even Dumas pere
himself felt uncomfortable in the pres
ence of this son who had grown up to be
so unlike him, and whose domesticated,
orderly ways now began to strike him
ponstently in the light of a reproach
It was often said that father and on had
quarreled; but this was never true. The
elder Dumas bad too warm a heart, and
tbe younger was too good a son, for a
uollision to be possible. Only they saw
but little of rch other, because when
one man in a family has banned debt as
a pestilence, while the other persists jn
looking upon it as the natural state
of menj wbu tine pinks his society,
and tbe other admits all men to his
fellowship; when one is all sentiment,
and the other all sense, intercourse is
apt to be unprofitable. So young Du
mas kept to bis set of friends a bril
liant artistic set, in whose company ail
the BupLTllcial ice in his nature thawed;
and be worked. This point must be
welt onthat the highest of bis pro
ductions is, and always bag been, the re
ult of thought and labor. He does not,
as his father did, sit down of a morning
with six and thirty blank pages, quarto
size, before him, and make it his duty to
cover them with writing ot some sort
before going out flnYinj gqt on Idea-
or "a puraaox, far to. his essentially
French ruind, it is all one into his
head, be turns the same over patiently
by himself, discusses it with his patients,
perhaps amonhis friends; and, after
twelve moulbs, sometimes two years, of
this mental incubating, produces Diane
do Lys, L Demi Monde, De Fils Natural
or La Question d' Ardent. While the
Empire nourished, it was tbe younger
Dumas' great good fortune to be free
from any fear hjs pieoci should, ot
attract tltteutioo enough. Politics be
ing hushed, the starting of any emotional
social problem was like the firing of a
shell amid perfect stillness; and as each
new piece of Scribe's successor at the
Grmnasie was brought out, the author
b,j ()e inexpressible satisfaction, of
seeing soiiiuty wienie "fiercely as to
whether ha w( an earnest oensor of
social abuses, or a corruptor of public
morals. Tbis is always pleasant; in
deed, forluna can do nothing more fqr
one,
But. ves: it can make of one an horame
serieux, as M. Alexander Dumas aspires
to be thought at this hour. Having
played unaer me empire Bumiriums
the part which Alcibiades' tailless dog
is popularly supposed to have filled at
Athens, be now seeks to be one of the
oracles ef the day; to rank, In fact,
among the "Men of the Third Republic."
Since M. Thiers has guided Franc M.
Dumas has launched two new psycho
logical" comedies and three pamphlets
all of which tends, as ne asserts, to toe
regeneration of France; and tbe last of
which (tbe pamphlets) has been tn most
Parisians' hands for tbe last month, and
is likely to linger in Parisian women's
memories tor yet nuc wccu w wiui..
But it may be doubted whether anything
that M- Duress writes in his present
frame of mind can evoke results deeper
than a succes de curiosite, or will sur
vive him: and this for the reason that.
fallinz into an error very common with
professional censors, he has got to paint
bis countrymen much blacker than they
really are. M. UumaS tancies nimselt
still under the Empire. He forgets what
bereavement and distress have passed
through most trench homes, laking
cases of crime and depravity that were
monstrous and exceptional even at the
nrt of times, he holds them np to bis
countrymen, and bids them see themselves
as ia a mirror; so mat ti oue wueiocoi-
Urt M. Dame verdicts on bis country
men from the plays and pamphlet re
cently published, on would learn that
tha French were politically end aociallv
morally and intellectually, the most flip
pant, unprincipled, debauched and igno
rant people under heaven. Against this
inttrment an mar be allowed to orotest.
r.i,', u-.
. mere are reaiii lew countries wuere
honesty is mora common, practical mor
ality mor deep-rooted, and respect for
th law mor general, tnaa in r ranee.
a To ignore this, afpe. either a very car -
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lory itudy of the national character,
a Cynicism crown chronic, and inr-anam.
tatmg its owner from teeing things as
they are. But perhaps M. Dumas is
aware that the French love to see their
oimes scotied at by one of themselves
"""i pussioiy, me object ot bis numerous
oils ot psycbolegy ' is merely to gratify
.utur passion, n so, soma friend should
warn a. unman that a doctor who would
Dreecribea reckless
even when pressed by his patient to do'
it, would conduce neither to that patient's
our iij Bi own good tame as a physician.
Tbe Lerd's u
ii i.
lu IrUtma's
Cuarrb,
K. Y. World's London Correspondence.;
Mr. nPUreenn took hi. r.lar-o at tha
long table and, Uoked down upoo thirty
five hu(dd intending communicants.
WBO Were looking, un to him. Tha nran.
oiauuus mr tut) ceremony were imposiug,
,l r i ; w. r
in tne sa. sons as tha commissariat
arrHngeiQcuta for an army are imposing.
1. !,a elders drew away the sbeeV-like
covering Irom the table, and there ap
peared twenty-four nlatea filler! with
great slices of bread and twoaty four
goblets of wine. The eldors. twelve in
number per hacj ta i-cnrnattni. tha
twelve apQaUvS--iook seats at tbe table.
anq th; Mr. Spurgooa, still standing
up, repeated th words: "And taking
bread .fls gave tbauks and brake and
gave to them, saying, This is my body
which is given for you," and suiting the
action to the word, he began to break
tba slices of bread on the platter nearest
to him in fragments, while at the same
moment each of tha elders imitated his
example uod rapidly divided tha large
slices upon the plates before them into
innumerable jiiecoa. This operation
lasted for some time, as there were many
slices upon each plate and all had to U
broken up. The elders then, taking a
plate in each hand, passed from th com
munion table into, the Aisles between the
seats and served the communicants with
admlrablo neatness and dispatch. One
elder would stop At the door of each seat,
his platn was passed, from band to band,
and aauh peon took a crumb and at
it without any more ceremony. In less
than five minutes all the thirty-five hun
dred were- served, aud the elders returned
with empty plates, to the table. It is to
be remarkod that the communicants re-
Qejved the bread s'Utiug, and ste it with
out WH,niiesung uy any cnange ot pos
ture or oilier outward act any belief that
wh lucy were receiving was more tban j
what it appeared to be. Tbe realization
of tbis fact takes away from the mind of
the observer who might otherwise be
shocked, the feeling that aaorilege is
being committed, ox that any disrespect
is being shown to tha person of
the butvior; to Mr- Spurgoon's poople
and Mr. hpurgooii himselt tba ele
ments, of the communion undergo no
change after the words of consecration.
the bread reinairtiug bread and the wine
remaining wine, and nothing more.
Mr. bpurgeon again rose, and, re
peating the words, "This is tbe
chalice, the new testament in my
blood, which shall be shod for you,'.' he
handled the goblet nearest to him to one
of tbe elders, while the others seized the
remaining vessels and carried them to
the congregation lu precisely tbo same
manner as before In a few moments
the atmosphere of the tahernaolo was
fragrant with tho fumes of wiue, for the
breath, of thirty-five hundred persons who
have just been drinking, carries with it a
perceptible odor. Ibe ceremony was
brought to a conclusion with more sing
ing and prayer, and tbe immense build
ing disgorged its thousands into the cold
ness and dreariness of the streets. The
ony alitor houses of public gathering
open were the ginthops and taverns, and
in those cnmniunlcants ol another per
suasion were fortifying themselves
against trouble in their own peculiar
way.
Oppnalte F.PKll"s Vlwe of Asnerl
aa iieata. '
From tbe London Standard (Tory).)
The strait to which government apol
ogists are sometimes reduced when deal
ing in tljese latter days with any Ameri
can topio, are naturally embarrassing.
but it does no often happen a writer,
bent on keeping up tbe policy of concil
iating the United States, falls into such
h painful state of demoralisation as that
exhibited by the Times on Saturday in a
notice of Air. Seward's life. As for the
straightforward eulogy of Mr. Seward,
which our cotemporary emits with such
profusion, we desire te say nothing
against it, nor, on that head, anything at
all, for tho moment; but the relative
praise bestowed is the cream of the essay
before ns. Why did Mr. toward not
make a still greater figura in the world?
That is a question the Times volunteers
to explain, ai.d explains in this lasnion:
"No qne in America con rise much
higher or shine much brighter than
his ootemporaries. That high table
land of intelligence does not allow tbe
peaks to tower very far above it. That
general enlightenment hardly admits of
luminaries." In the feeble and worn
out ooramunitie of tbe Old World, Mr.
Seward, of course, would have eclipsed
every one. . Who would have noticed
Pitt, Palmerston, Russell, Canning,
Dorby not to mention warriors still
bearing tbe bruntfof. parliamentary bat
tle if one, or two of the great political
hjrnos of the American Union were to
stoop from their bigb estate to live
amoog us? Imagine any American
statesman from tho high table-lead of
Intelligence Mr. Fish, for example
transplanted, likeConnt Beust, from his
native soil, and nourishing in tne Brit
ish House of Commons! What would
become of Mr. Gladstone's, Mr. Dit-ra-eli'p,
Mr. Lowe's farthing rushlights?
Does the Times conceive its American
readers to be crazed with vanity, that
it can offer them such absurd Uattery as
that we have quoted f
Freas'iry ot tha tpii.ar.sr. af
Aurora; borealis have been very con
snicuous lately. On the 25th of August
one was seen at T horse and at Ilerno
sand, in the gulf of Bothnia, and foebly
also at Luuon; on tie ziin at cevres
and also at Stockholm; on September 2,
at Sevres, Stockholm, Heval and Win
Haw: nn Sentcmbcr 3. at Sevres. Paris,
Rome: on tba 4th. at Bevret. raris, Lon-
1 i . . . n
rinn and Archangel: on the bin, at
Sevres and Paris; on the tith, at Heruo
sand. So that there have been in La-
rope, during the period from tho ia to
the btb of September, an almost contin
uous succession of aururae visible in
England, France, Scandinavia, Ituatia,
and once in Italy.
A white aurora borealis was observed
at Baumette near Angers, on the 8th of
AutrusL bv M. A. Cheux. who thu de
scribes it: About ten o'clock the sky
was lit nn in the north northwest by
white lietit: and at successive intervals
whit rays were shot out mostly towards
the north or northwest. At about half
fiast ten a magnificent white ray, shaped
ike a fan, twenty-two degree in height,
rwr-nnied the northern part of the sky.
This gradually faded, and by half past
eleven o'clock the sky had resumed its
natural color. Tbis is the aarorae bo
realis observed in the last four months,
the ethers having been seen on the 9lh
of May, the 9th of June, the 10th of
July, and this oa th 8th of A o gust.
Tha coincidence is these monthly dates
is something remarkable. A atartv.
Traveling circuses are following; the
1 twauoi and coming southward.
CIRCULATION".
s Architectural Iron Works.
JOHNSON, RISK & CO.,
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF
IRON WORK FOR BUILDINGS.
Column, Sills, Lintel, Gratings, etc,
MACHINERY
Ktcaui Engine, Shafting. Pulley, Conpliugs, Hanf-erfi, etc
-Iron Work for Brooks, Bank), Utlev, Lynch,
Hers Powers, Segment and
WORKS CORNER OF LAUDERDALE AXD COURT STREETS.
OFFICE, 300
Opposite Peabody Hotel,
sawaaa.a.....
RISK & JOHNSON.
DEALERS IN -
Stoves, Mantels,
AND MANUFACTURERS OF
Tin ixnd (Sheet Iron Ware
OF EVERY. DESCRIPTION. J0BBEU8 OF
TIN PLATE, SHEET IRON,
oleAg-eat for the Celebrated
BUCK'S BRILLIANT COOKING STOVE,
WHICH STANDS WITHOUT AN EQUAL.
ear Also, A ceat for C
B. Ivans'
ace's Pateat Urate,
Xo. 306 Main Street,
TAXES.
TAX-PAYERS!
NOTICE.
OKflC OH ClTVTlX C01.tX0T0H.
MkupHiH, Tknn., O.tober 2itb, 1872. 1
WE HAVE GIVEN TIMELY NOTICB TO
all city tax-payers, that we are allowing
One Per Cent Per Month Discount
for the prompt payment of pity taxes for 1872.
We Hill Hi-RK stute that the time is drawing
nerwhen there will be no dihgoi'ht given.
At which time we will eolleot taxes
Pcaeably If we Can, aad rorclblw
lf we Mat.
Tax-naver. will look to their Interest, eall at
the office, get their bills ana make settlement
at once.
FELIX W. ROBERTSON.
S3-S8 City Tax Collector.
PREMIUMS.
Notice to Holders of Premiums.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN TO PER
sons te whom prmuinms were awiu-ded at
the late Fair, that the following rule, pub
liahed in tbe prominin list of the Sooiety, will
be enforced, with this modification: that par
tins will be allowed thirty days from the date
uf this notloe to oolleot their premiums, vis :
" Premiums nut called for within thirty days
after the award, will positively be .onsidered
forfeited."
Theso premium will be paid at the Chamber
nf Commerce, Uuti Front street, within business
aours, tor tne next tnirty days.
J. U. BALLKEI1NE, President.
Lang Troitsoalk. Secretary. (5-57
EXPOSITION.
MEMPHIS
INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION.
OPEN DAILY,
FROM 10 A.M. TO 11 P.Jf.
Admission t 2 I t t t 25 Gents
r Schools at half rotes.
r No charge for children under eight
years of age when accompanied by their
parent.. 3f-t
INSURANCE.
TAVIXO TniS DAY RECEIVKD THE
1 aoDointment as agents of th. Triumph
Insurano. Company, w. hereby notify our
friends and patrons of the fact, at the same
lima rafer them to the slatemunt below.
Thanking our friends for their patronage they
nava oeiaowea on ns so tar. we asa a ooniinu
ance of the same, assuring them oromnt atten
tion to any business put in our care.
s m ak a at. uooiiunr ,
Agents Triumph Insurano. Company.
BEPOBT OF Til It COS DITlOaT
TRIUMPH INSURANCE CO.,
or Claelnaatl, Ohle.
p to August 1872. Final comparison and
oouiplctlon mado October 7, 1V2.
Aenelat
Mortgage loans, first liens..,
....lan.RO t
.... 47,1; 2S
Hull ami other notes
Collateral loans
r,y.O 64
UnvAi-nmont bonus.......... l,.au
Premium . la.Utt lUB.ria VI
Mississippi bunds, llo.UUu; market
value ... .
Aoerued interest to uute..
Armnt'9 balance
11,412 12
l.S.l.ltf SI
31.7 9ii
2s,ikvt m
Cash in bank and in office
lue by Andes insurance company
Uum br Atuaion Insurano. Com.
10,132 71
nanv. since rer-eived in full 29.1115 37
Office furniture, S lo.wsi on
Asency supplies, 20.12) 01
K.Z 01 two third 50.033 74
f remiums in court, oi iransrniiiii9n
in July, net .'. 111,670 71
Premiums for 15 days in
August, nel.... 21,000 W 33,670 71
171!,504 4
Llablllileai
Losses
adjusted, anadjnsted and
rr.i.tnl SjO.4.12 11
Salaries, etc., H month. 2.UUU OO -2,li2 11
Oazzaw Gawo, President.
B. D. W asr, 8creury.
MARX k BKNDORF, Amsti,
t."a ftnnm 'W Iri'nr-inr-e Ttu'Ming
MILLINERY.
HOTJTHKUN
EMPORIUM OF FASHION.
47 MAII aTRZET.
MRS. M. C. HUNTER
J3 KOW OPENIKG A. HEW STOCK OF
FALL ASD 1ISTEK GOODS,
Etnbracinr ererv
st Tie af Hate. Bonnets.
laoee. iSeek-liea,
i. Laea beia. iiaea bt
BIlVTIrVL FLIW1BI
Natural antl Artificial.
FA5CY GOODS OF KVERY DESCIUTTIOH.
Her M?rtioni eo:nnrla lanrer as anrtcnent
I all article! of Female Apparel - tbaa aa
eTCr eeen broubt to thia xBarkrt Call and
examine stock and prices, as aone eai b$t at
I eWUiej asaWUBaMllfl rt -xesa
.
Iron Fences, Ilalllngs, lialconies and Verandas
OF ALL KINDS.
Cheek. Speers and other COTTOJJ PRESSES,
Running Uear of all kinds.ua ,
MAIJf STREET,
-: - Memphis, Term.
H-T
Grates, Castings,
WIRE AND TINNERS' STOCK.
Kaatel and Grata Cmpaynd W l
Memphis, Tenn.
44 t
SAFETY LAMPS.
Perkins & House's
PATENT
NON-EXPLOSIVE METALLIC
COAL OIL
SAFETY LAMP
-And-
SAFETY FILLIXG-CA1V,
Tn0USAND8 OF FAMILIES NOW USING
this Lamp tentify to iu superiority orer
the lfttnui in Gomman nie. beemuie
1. It u perftotly life from explosion, owing
to iu uienunc urueture.
2. He in made of metal. It will not break
3. It lives a tnurh inure brilliant light and
more nUady tban sue. atono-ftai! trie expense,
4. Without odor, and with oerfuet clean I i
nets, it ue-e o De-third let oil, in proportion
to the amount 01 ugbt given.
mr Just received a full assortment of ahov
Lamps and lor sale only in Memphis t the
MODEL LAMP AND OIL STORE.
-Of-WD
TCf rtrt'feT .sV'
3n TTnlon Htreot. rt-ff
COAL OIL-LAMPS.
33
33
33
33
33
BXPtAHATlOW.
AT
33 UiVIOX STREET
(Flr.sdeer EaatefltalB), l
PBESCOTT'S .
O0AL-0IL AND LAMP
EMPORIUM
TITILL BE FOUND
11F.REAFTEP. BY
th public. They
brooght (in the year ) the Bra bs.rrel of
VomI sisi ever consnmed in Memphis, and
being therefore indisputably entitled to tbe
claim of establishing the Pioneer Lamp and
Oil Store, they are mor. than erer determined
that it shall continue to be the Model Lamp
and Oil titer, of the city of Memphis and the
Southwest.
Our new store is more eapacions than any
former one, and having recently been ele
gantly fitted no expressly for our business in
all its various branches, we reepeotfuily chal
lenge and invite oomparisnn in everything
pertaining to the Lamp and Oil Trade.
Vt e snail continue to
Manufaclnre Tinware of Erery Kind.
Also, our well-known brand, of
GERMAN, RESIN AND PALM SOAPS,
which we will furninb th trade at low pri
SVe are Jobber of Lamps. Chimneys, and
Wat riftlivnr arnodi in trie eitv true ol ehai
other Lamp block, to the city and country
trade. Orders respectfully solicited and
promptly filled. U. r. FKKWUTl.
ay. r. l ABiUll.
O. F. PRESCOTT tz. CO.
Un. SS TJaloa ntreet, Hesaphl.
SJOItJHOLpRNMEJE
MISSISSIPPI & TENNESSEE
KAILROAD tOJtPAHY.
Annual Stockholders' Meeting.
TH E ANNUAL MEETINO OF THE RTOCK
holders of the Mis.ie.ippi and Tcnnesea.
Knilroail t-ompauy win oe neio at tue reaooay
Hotel, Memphis, Tann., on Wednesday. No
vember 2ia, 1872, ai 11 o'clock a.m. s at which
time Directors will b. ehosan for th. ensuing
citoCRnoiuersana tneir laminc. win ne pa.eo
froe by exhibiting to conductor, iheir certifi
cate, stuck. H. LAMB.
4M-H r-ci-rTarT sua l rr-s-MiTT.
PREMIUMS.
POSTPONEMENT
or THE
Grand Distribution.
AT A MKETINd OP THE BOARD OF
Directors ef the Memphis Arnrnltural
ana Meohanic&l Society, held ee UieeTeninc
of the 2th irirt.. the followinf reeolations were
unantmeasiv adapted, tu :
l. Ktmitiwti. lhAt in view or tne lntenw
ftrinrency of financial affair thmntrhnnt tbe
country at the prewnt time aad it Icfiitintate
eOect apon tne sale oi ticacu in our Annual
lhstributton, advertised to take piae on lae
Lat qaj af the Fair, a postponement be made.
nri the draw in e of the same take pla- en
which airanirement we win not oe iortea m
adopt the ouly alurnative left ns ot ecannc
down tbe premiums to tha n amber or eartin
.tan. e-.lrl
t. .lYr"iW, That the bolder of certificate
Kj atrlmiitetl oif them free to the r air ttroundi
on Tuesday, the latt day of tbe Fitr. in ac
cordance) with the publications heretofore
made.
In PnraBoe of the foreroinc reaolntiniirT nf
the Bttard of Director, the drawinynr the dit-
tribotioa, wbica wae advtrtiaed tn txriron the
last day of ue 1-a'r, u hereby poetpone4 aoui
Thurtwlay, 2Sth of XoTember.
J. 0. BALLFSTI5B, Pr.i.r
Lsog TaotaoALS, beratry.
tO-Tt
Fifteen Cents Per Week.
NO.
JEXCLUSIVE
M Ur,i : Choica Groceries, Teas, i 2, 2
9- '? ad k' f 9 I
S -3 j:4v?i. provision's, f ft 1 s:
V-...?i ,..aaarJ ?
3 : : ""n. lit
m fiS ,H0I0, - il Vi f ' "S l O.
gas yii ewh 5 5
9g. srfFS ProTtoiooj. .P&Jk n g
WE SELL TO MERCHANTS ONLY.
J. H. LOEWENSTINE. . C. LOEWENSTIXE. H. M. LOEWEXSTISE. .
LOEWENSTINE BROTHERS,
... j -
EXCIaXJSXVE wholesale
DRY GOODS,
Notions, White Goods, Hosiery,
GENTS' FUItNISHING GOODS,
348 Main Street, Memphis, Tenn.,
Ami 75 aud 7 7. Worth Street, Nov Yo
WE MAKE DRESS GOODS A SPECIALTY.
VT will
her. find a Comnlcte. New. and
Mwmphi., whi-h wc itppjre vu tri cTwniinc.
PIEDMONT AND ARLINGTON
LIFE INSURANCE OO
OF Kicnflioxu, VA.
W. c. CARKIRtlTOir, Prealdent.
D. J. IIAKTSOOK. Mreretarj.
Assets and Investments ever $2,500,000. Number of Policies over 17,000.
DIVIDENDS DECLARED ANNUALLY. PLAN MUTUAL. ALL CASH.
nHANCII OFFICE, O l-
G. L. DENNISON. President. J. E. DILLARD, Secretary.
J. 3. BUSBY and J.A. LOWDEN, Vic. Presidents.
TRUSTEES!
G. L. D.nnison, A. M. Stephens, J. J. Busby,
(J. V. Rambaut, John Johnson, J. N. Ware,
- Medical Kxamlaere-G. B. THORNTON, M. D., R. J. FREEMAN, M. D.
M. B. TREZEVANT, Cockssllob.
DILTjARD
Psi-7S
MILLIUE
N
EV GOODS RECEIVED DAILY. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Felts, Fancy Flumes,
and Real Hair Goods.
3XXSSIi:S
Sll AXD S13 MAIS STREET (Gojer DIock, np stairs).
- 8 fecial attention paid to DreRrtmakinr.
PnorroR v tamii.E'rV
EXTRA OLIVE SOAP
s mail, from the bet materials anj nicelv
fierfutned. r-old at priccof or.linary ap
Uy H, yoO VIII.H BO.Hirr. ,,,.p-r ni,r
I. Memphis Jobbers W bolesale AgenU.
CROCERICS.
LYTLE & SHIELDS,
tea. corrcE,
And Fine Grocery Warehouse,
IS at All T cost. ADAMS.
T1 HAVKTHIPLKASl RE TO IXFt'R V
y our aatrc-n. an me puenc.
rccot Urge purchasee -I Ca.nl "i,'''
with th. Jarre- J ot'4 by
8iarleand Fancy "Zl'J?t' Lh. l.ro.ui
If r.i"" " .ilmin
. r f i-.i-r-i .-ir lO"""!" Ion
"j? "V .. i ear aj " nreeu
SM- Ll 1 L oluAJ'l'-
ill
57
Wl-T
WHOLESALE.
HAVING JUST OPENED. MERCHANTS
one of th. Largest blocks over exhibited in
2S-J
JOH1S E. EDWARDS, Vice Pre'l.
J. J. IIUPUINM, Aaa't a.cretary.
MADISON HT -tlKMlMIIW.
0. L.Anderson, Geo. Mellersh, J. A. Loud.
0. F. Prescott, J. K. Dillard, F.ll.Barnu
SPOT8WOOD, General A Brents.
aSc HALEY ,
"Tia Only Reliable Fire Extinguisher ! "
Over 1200 Actnal Fires Put Out With It.
Mor. than 110.000,000 Worth of Prop.rtv Sav.d.
NATIONAL
Fire Extinguisher.
Endorsed and uicd hv the U. g. (iovernmtnt, and all
the leadinc Fire I't'pnrtiueiiU, Tn-urance Companie.
lluteli, Btramboatfi. Theater. Public UuildiiiKS a-nd
F'a'-turies thrtiurhout the I Dion.
Now in ue in the Kxemive Mansioo M'ar, Stale
Treasury and Navy Irpartments.
Price, 850, Poll bed Copper.
Send for a Circular.
IXalifmal Fire ExtlnsuWifrf
JAS. E. TIIOMPSOX, Genertvl Manager,
Hfd OfHe, 9S Broaewsr"' T"
H Vrl-'-n-enH-rTi tr -
INSURANCE.
HOME
Insurance Company
or MKM
Oflice, Xo. 20Milson S1
LOlfSn.l.tt rt ''resident.
p. BOlLiyU, Secretary.
HlHJECTOHWi
JR. H
a.
H . jf rJT. s. . I'lisn"..,
. ntKIiy, W.O.SAS1II.
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