Newspaper Page Text
I IV rJC 700 Boxes KIngsford Starch. 100 Tierces Hams. 100 Boxes Breakfast Bacon. 23 Tierces Refined Lard. OLIVER, FINNIE & CO. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Clerk of tbe Criminal Court. Mimitii Anrll 23. 1874. Editor Lkdokr I announce uiyself as a candidate fur Clerk of the Criminal Court ef Worn phis. Election U August, j' ypq LOST. LOST-JUlY 13th. A BUNCH OP FIVK keys, whioh the finder will please leave at this office. 124-128 LOST A MARKET BOOK. TUB FINDER will reoeive 5 reward by leaving it at 68 J eflerton street. 124-124 FOUND. FOUND A GOLD CHAIS WITH JET cross Apply at Christian Brothers' Col lege, 2S2 Adams street. 123-t WANTED. WANTED A GOOD COOK, WASHER and ironer for a small family. Apply at No. t Madison street, room No. 1 up-stairs. 12K-127 FOR RENT. FOR RENT AT REDUCED RENTS. FINK stores with cellars; upper rooms, etc, on Front street, between Jefferson and Court, and others on Jefferson, near Main Apply to J. I. ANDREW?. SONS. 124-f No. 252 Front street. FOR RENT 178M MAIN, NOW BEING refitted nicely. Also, one dozen resi dences. Call and see 123-148 W. A. WHKATLEY. 280 Mam. FOR RENT RESIDENCE NO 500 311 ELBY street. For particulars inquire of Wm. RufTin, No. b Madison street. 121-t FOR RENT FROM SEPTEMBER 1st, THE whole or any part of a store-house on Main street, centrally located. Address 121-112 " A," Ledger office. FOR RENT-D WELLING HOUSE NO. 102 Hill street, corner Robeson; new and in good order. Apply at 31 Adamt St. 121-HM FOR RENT-124 COURT. POSSESSION given September 1st. 117-f M. UOCKbTADTBR. 250 Main st. FOR RENT-ELEGANT OFFICES AND sleeping-rooms, with all the modern im provements, in the Planters Insurauce Build ing, Nos. 39 and 41 Madison street. Apply at oluce Planters Insurance Company. lift t FOR RENT A DESIRABLE BRICK residence of ten rooms, situated at Ne. 81 Linden street; occupants leaving for the sum mer. Will rent low to a good tenant. Some boarders in the house who wish to remain. Inquire at 79 Linden street. 113-t FOR RENT FROM JUNE 1st. RESI dence No. 139 Madison street, Greenlaw Block; contains 12 or 14 rooms. Apply to A. tt. Dennis, 2M Main street. 67-t FOR RENT FROM THE 1st OF APRIL, store-house No. 2 Howard's Row. Apply to D. D. SAUNDERS, 41 Madison street. 12-t FOR RENT-COTTAGES. OFF 10 B.8. tores and sleepinr-rooms and boarding houses. MoRAR, MYERS 4 bNEED, ifo-t 279 Main street, up stairs. FOR RENT STORE NO. 244 FRONT ROW, lately oeeapied by Nathan Jtros. Apply to L. LAW11UKN (JO.. 124-J 352 Front street. FOR SALE. OOR SAI.K A BARGAIN IN REAL ES- P tate, southwest corner of Walker aad Third streets. Fort Pickering, measuring 101 feet on Walker, and 12 feet on Third street, A very desirable residence. No city taxes, Hue perleot. Adores note to 125-127 C. J. SMITH, 46 Beal street rWH RAT.K-A 7-OCTAVO LOUIS XIV. V style ('tuckering piano, at a reduced price, at 37o Main street, Jackson juock. 121-120 COR SALE PIANOS, ORGANS AND MU- L steal merchandise generally, lumngana repairing promptly attended to at 375 Main street. nOR SALE. FINK PIANOS AND OR' V sans. Great inducements for eash. Sold on monthly payments at reduced nrices. Call soon. LlOttt MKKRIMAN 4 WILLCOX. FOR SALE AT A SACRIFICE. ABOUT thirteen thousand feet of lumber, for rafting. Apply at. 250 Front street. flt-t CONCERT. SECOND AND LAST GRAND GIFT COXCEltT 15 AID OF THg Masonic Relief Association OF NORFOLK. TA., Thursday, September 3, 1S74. THIS ENTERPRISE IS CONDUCTED BY the Masonic Kelief Association, of Nor folk, Vs., under authority of the Virginia Legislature (act passed March 8, 1873), for the purpose of raising funds to complete the Ma sonic Temple now in coarse of erection in Jiorfol. 80,00 TICKETS 000 CASH GIFTS $2450,000 O O ! TO BE GIVEN A WAT ! A New Feature, To-witi A Gift Is Outran teed to one of every ten Consecutive Numbers. LIST OF GIFTS. One Grand Cash Gift of .... One Grand Cash Gift of One Grand Cash Gift of .. One Grand Cash Gift of One Grand Cash Gift of .. One Grant Cash Gift of One Grand Cash Gift of 15 Cash Gifta of 100eah . 28 Cash Gift of 600each .. 43 Cash Gifts ef 250 eaoh 79 Cash Gift of HO eaoh 250 Cash GiU of 100 each- 678 Cash Gifts of 50 each fiOUO Cash Gifts ef 10 each rw.ooo 2i,0"0 . 20,00 - lo.ise 6.0) 2.5H0 .. 2.0110 15.(0 14. urn 10.7N) . 11.A50 Z),UIIU 28.910 &0.000 6000 CASH GIFTS, aggregating........t2r.0.0u0 Whole Tickets. 110: Half Tirkets. 15: Ouar terlickets. $2 50: fclven Whole Tickets or Twenty-two Half Tickets for fJUU. flo dis count on leas amount. Xo IndlTidual BeueflUu This Concert Is strictly fer MASONIC pur poses, and will be conducted with the same liberality, honesty and fairness which char acterised the nrt enteri rise. JOHN L. HUPER. President. For Tickets and Circulars giving full infor mation, address, Henry V. Moore. Hooretnry, MASONIC RELIEF ASSOCIATION. NORFOLK, VIRUIXIA -Agents Wanted Everywhere. 1I4-TIT-9 MANHOOD RESTORED A VICTIM OF youthful imprudence, causing prema ture decay, nervous debility, etc., oaring tried in vain every known remedy, has found a simple self-cure, which he will send free to his fellow sufferers. Address J. H. KKEVh'S, 78 Nassau street, New York. tod-lU-xU-32 ORE, 1000 Backets Reflned Lard. 100 rockets best Java Coffee. 100 Bags best Laguajra. Coffee. INSURANCE PLANTERS (FIRE AND MARINE) Insurance Company OF MEMPHIS, TENN. Oluce lu the Company's Building, 41 MADIHOJ STREET. OFFICERS : D. T. POUTER, President D. II. TOWKSESD. Ylcc-Prcsldent W. A. GOODMAN, Secretary JOHN G. LONSDALE, Jr., Asst. Sec'y DIRECTORS: D T Porter. AO Tread well. John C Ficer, G 11 Judab, D II Townsend, A J White, W L Radford, W B Galbreath, R A Allison, S U Brooks, R L Coffin. G V Rambaut. J M Goodbar, B Eiseman. N R 81edge. lH-xix-34 MUSIC. MUHIC. THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS AND Organs, the latest and mast extensive tnnk nf .tiApt music r nd all kinds of musioal instruments and merchandise, and the best bargains, you find at II. G. IIOIXEXBEKG'S MUSIC STORE, ' Clarlc'8 Marble Bloclc. 4-T JEWELRY. ATTENTION, LADIES! 10,000 WORTH OF SOLID GOLD AND OTHER GOODS K MY LINK A. T COST! in ONSIDERTNG 'ITHE DULL TIMES, J h. maHa thft fnllnwin immense reduc tions in solid Gold Goods: Onyx and Gold Sets $25. Old price 140. Coral Kose Sets 18 to $10. Old price 25 to 175. Plain Gold Sets) $13 to $10. Old prloe 120 to 175. nilfnl Gold F la ted Seta, whleb I warrant to wear a well aa (Ola), from 04 to 810. e , : ., n.u ira v;n. Pin. .nd Vtnrmr Rings. Also Gold Watches and Clocks in all styles. Opera Chains, Kollea riatea naicn Chains, Neoklaces, Lockets, and a large line of Fancy Goods will be sold 25 per cent, less than ever oeiore. JET PALACE, 32S Main Street, I. ItOESCIIER, Agent. 1 in-T CIGARS. SMOKE DOO- tored imitations I when you can get an old esiauiiFiiou cigar like the Jim Fisk" brand. Try the latest " Con chas de Kegalo. The trade supplied. FltANK &. IJEHHATJISll, rroprletors, NO. 200 MAIN STREET. 114-140 PUBLIC LEDGER. QB.et No. IS Madison Street. LAB6KST CITY CIRCULATION. THE CITY. MliMTHIHl Friday Kvenlnc, Joly US, 18741. KAHN & FREIBERG. 200 pairs boy's nnd youth's low-quarter shoes, 50c. Dbt slab wood (or sale at our mill in the Navy Yard at $1 50 per cord. 143eod R. L. Cochran A Co. Godet, Harper and all the late fash ion magazines can be found at Mans- ford's; also late New York, New Or leans arid Nashville papers, and all late weeklies and dailies from the promineit cities of Europe and America. Call at Mansford'i for your reading matter, cor ner of Second and Monroe streets. $10 to $1000 Invested in Stocks and Gold navs 200 ner cent, a month. Send for particulars. Tumbridge & Co., Bankers, 2 Wall street, JNew lortt. 147 a w 23. Dry slab wood for sale at our mill in the Navy Yard at $1 50 per cord. I43eod R. L. Cocdras k Co. KAKN & FREIBERG. 500 Elegant Imperial bustles, 23c Jimmy terwla. This live newsman has tbe latest dai lies, weeklies, etc., to be bad in tbe market. IWl 1 AH llll HI I LEDGER LINES. Trotting matches at Hernando Park this afternoon. Meteors shot athwart the heavens last eight, and presented a brilliant appear ance. Tbe Eighth ward had a Bartlett move ment at the Poplar street market-bouse last night. Eloquent speeches were made. Tbe thermometer indicated 92 in the Ledger office at ton o'clock to-day. To keep cool iu the vicinity of such a thermometer was impossible. Next Thursday week the election for county officers comes off. On that occa sion Radicalism will be driven to tbe wall, and tbe white man's ticket will be elected by large majorities. A white man received a sunstroke on the corner of Main and Madison streets yesterday. Ho was attended to and recovered. Beware of becoming over heated while the comet is in sight. Hundreds of negroes are dissatisfied with the Radical ticket. They are not in favor of voting for Davis, Mulvihill or Gronauer, and will no doubt leave these newly made Radicals in tke lurch. If Garrett is elected Sheriff, negro ju ries in the Criminal and Circuit courts will protect the negro and oppress the white man. A negro jury can always be bought, as but few of tbe race have any regard for the sanctity of an oath. Let every business man give employ ment to white porters and draymen in stead of the civil rights negroes who by their votes prove themselves to be tbe deadly enemies of tbe white race. There are hundreds of white men in Memphis out of regular employment. Our Ledger Liner alighted upon a mysterious law suit in one of our courts a few days since. It was romantic, sen sational and sad a tale of engagement which came to an abrupt termination by an expose. The suit having been with drawn, our lynx-eyed and sensational man concluded not to publish the dark story. Beecher and Mrs. Tilton have been compared with Abelard and Heloise, those two famous lovers of the twelfth centnry, who after the exposure retired to separate convents and passed the re mainder of their lives in prayer and repentance. The historians tell curious tales about this ancient pair, and es pecially about Abelard, who, to overcome the fatal passion, set Beecher an exam ple, which it would be well for him to follow had he the good name of tbe Plymouth church congregation at heart. $150,000 DAMAGES. Tbe Memphla and Rnllt;ta Railroad baee ttie County, Suit was brought against Shelby coun ty to-day in the Second Circuit Court by the Memphis and Raleigh Railroad Com pany claiming damages for $150,000 on account of tbe action of the county in June last in enjoining the railroad com pany from selling its bonds indorsed previously by tbe county. Tho injunc tion, it will be remembered, was dismissed some weeks there after on motion by the company. Tbe company claims that tbe action of the county greatly injured the value of its securities in the market, almost causing it to suspend operations. Col. John Donovan, President of the com pany, brings an individual suit, claiming damages for $50,000, alleging that be was a large holder of tbe bonds at the time the injunction was sued out, on which he had advanced large sums of money. He alleges that the securities in question were rendered worthless by tbe injunction, thereby resulting to him great pecuniary loss and embarrass ment. Dellrhtral Affair. The largest and most fashionable as semblage of ladies and gentlemen rep resenting the best society of West Ten nessee and North Mississippi, congre gated at Mr. Wm. M.' Sledge's magnifi cent suburban residence last night to congratulate his son; Mr. Wm. M. Sledge, jr., and his beautiful bride, who were married on the 22d at Sunny Side, the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. L. Person. The residence and grounds were brilliantly illuminated. It was a scene of beauty and loveliness rarely witnessed in this city. Handwer ker's orchestra gave forth the sweetest music, to which the belles and beaux kept time in tbe mazy dance until the wee s ma' hours. Mrs. Berton and Quen tel Brothers famished the supper, which was one that would have done honor to kings. Tbe groom is well known, being one of our most promising young busi ness men, and his bride possesses beauty and accomplishments rarely found, and will shed a luster around her husband's home that will insure a life of happiuess. KAHN & FREIBERG. 1000 pairs men's half hose 5c. Billt Liebex, the news dealer of this city, has received Harper, Godey, Leslie, Demorest and Ballou's magazines for Aogust, as well as a full supply of late illustrated literary and daily papers. Call on him at 236 Main street. Firs hckdred cords dry slab wood at f 1 50 per cord at our mill. 137 YiviiLE Kawunr.s. MEDIUMISTIC. Mr. Sam Walnon Answered The Dapose of Nit, Hillvr, tbe Arkan sas Medium. In yesterday's Lkdobb we published, as a matter of courtesy, a lengthy com munication from Mr. Sam Watson in defense of a Mrs. Miller who gave spir itualistic seances in this city not long since. The cause of the Watson letter was the following "Ledger Line" pub lished in the Ledger a week ago: "Mrs. Miller, of Arkansas, who dis played curious mediumistic powers in Memphis, and whose tricks were ex posed by two well known Memphians, is astonishing the Chicagoans." The two well known Memphians came to tbe front in this morning's Appeal and settled the Miller manifestations in the following. letter, which proves that the Ledger Line above referred to was true in every respect: Editors Appeal In yesterday after noon's Ledger, we notice an article from the pen of Rev. Mr. Watson, relative to tbe remarkable mediumship, as a spirit ualist, of Mrs. Miller, of Gayoso House fame. Whether she is a great and gifted manipulator of the inhabitants of the other world or not, is a question we care nothing about or design to enter into controversy concerning. Mr. Wat son can believe just as be pleases in re gard to k. But as he has seen proper to attack Captain Geo. W. Gift, the well known author of the communication published in tbe Ledger some year and a half ago, Btating that Mrs. Miller's spiritual manifestation "tricks" bad been exposed by "two well-known citi zens of Memphis," in such an ungener ous manner, the author having gone to California some time since, we feel called upon to speak in his be half. Captain Gift, in that article, penned nothing but the truth, having gotten every stated fact from us. This matter has been regarded by us as of such insignificance that we have given it no thought since the occurrence to the present time; nor would we say a word now but for Rev. Mr. Watson's Ledger piece. We are the "two well-known Memphians" to whom Captain Gift re ferred as having "exposed" Mrs. Mil ler's " tricks " of pretended spiritualism at the Gayoso House, in this city. Now, Mrs. Miller, Rev. Mr. Watson, Mr. Home, Miss Cooke and all the rest of tbe disciples of the doctrine may walk and talk with the disembodied shades of their and our friends every hour of their existence, but what we emphatically state is that in our " dark seance" inter view with Mrs. Miller, as written up by Captain Gift, she attempted to impose a fraud upon us, and we detected her in it, to our entire satisfaction and her dis comfiture. Respectfully, Frank Rice, W. H. Rhea. Oar Texas Guest. The joint committees of the General Council, Chamber of Commerce and Cotton Exchange met yesterday and appointed a committee of arrangements, consisting of Messrs. John Johnson, Chairman; J. T. Hillsman, I. Happek, N. M. Jones and H. Furstenheim. The reception committee is composed of the above named gentlemen and the follow ing: S. M. Gates, J. J. Rawlings, J. M. Keating, R. A. Thompson, J. Harvey Matkes and M. J. Wright. The commit tee adjourned, subject to the eall of tbe Chairman. It was resolved to properly entertain the excursionists during the time they may remain in the city. A Fountain in the Desert. In these dreadful hard times it is a sort of luxury to read over the scheme of the last Gift Concert of the Public Library of Kentucky. It is like listen ing to the splash of a fountain or seeing its glistening drops in the heated days of summer. A quarter of a million, a hundred thousand, seventy-five, fifty and twenty-five thousand roll glibly over the tongue, and to know that they exist for somebody, and possibly for ourselves, is a real pleasure. KAHN & FREIBERG. 300 pairs children's kid an kle ties, 25c. Robbery. Yesterdav afternoon about three o'clock the negro porter of W. J. Chase A Co., feed dealers, on Poplar street, entered the safe with a duplicate Ley and abstracted about fifty dollars. While he was in the act one of the clerks went to the rear of the store where the safe was, and the negro thief hastily closed the safe before being discovered and started to the front door. In his haste he dropped two five dollar bills, which circumstance led to bis detection. But for tbe timely appearance of tke clerk, the negro thief might have se cured about three hundred dollars and escaoed with it, as no one knew he had a key. It is reported that Mr. Chase once befriended this negro when in a bad scrape, and the manner of tbe ne gro's returning the kinduess is another llustration of the gratitude of his race. Stabbing- Affray. Last evening at Bennett's Landing, forty miles above the city, Duncan Cameron and Dr. Frank Foster engaged in an altercation, in which Cameron shot at Foster, and the latter, drawing a knife, cut Cameron in the leg and body in a severe and dangerous manner. The full particulars have not as yet reached us. Colonel W. B. Slaughter, of Wiscon sin, says that a civil engineer of that State has invented a machine for the manufacture of peat, which will produce a good article at a cost of eleven cents per ton. A writer on women says " it were bet ter, for woman if love were less to her," and then he went home and his wife kept him awake haif the night jawing. Mil vauket Sentinel. CIYIL RIGHTS. The nsekers or 'lvll RlRhts and Kadteallam Hold it I.ove Frait at Orhran llall 'llie fevenker l.aat NlKlit. Last night a crowd of two hundred whites and about the same number of negroes assembled at Cochran Hall to hear B. Lewis blow his trumpet. MCLViniLL made the first speech, and attempted to explain why he appeared before two conventions as a champion nomination seeker. He floundered in his explana tion or apology and announced himself a simon-pure Radical. He made a sav age onslaueht on Mr. Reilly, the Bartlett nominee for the office of County Court Clerk, and gave Mayor Longue a few shots on the subject with reference to a bank with ouly ten thousand dollars capital, which was the depository of tbe thousands of dollars collected by Reilly. Mulvihill of course referred to the Em met Bank, which is controlled by Mr. Loague and Mr. Fisher. We can inform the " red-headed Irish roonter," as he is called in negro circles, that the Emmet Bank is a sterling institution, which is owned by the gentlemen above named, and that it has ever been conducted in a manner calculated to inspire the confi dence of the public. While Mayor Loague is not working in harmony with the Ledger or the white man's ticket, but is an avowed advocate of tbe negro ized ticket, we will always do justice to him as a man who stands high as a banker in commercial circles. Mulvi hill is quite a good talker, but he uses too many words of profanity in his speeches ever to become a graceful or elegant speaker. He wearied the meet ing by bis lengthy and egotistical speech, and was at last shut off by rousing calls for Lewis. BARBOUR LEWIS appeared on the stand dressed in his usual flashy style, but we missed that blue silk necktie which of yore he wore. His style of dress has been toned down a little by Washington society. He opened out a battery of words on the Appeal especially and the press of Mem phis generally. The press of the city did not aid him, but always abused him. He also became egotistical, and claimed all the credit for the appropriation made for the Memphis Custom-house. Bar bour made a communistic speech and sought to incite antagonism between the working man and the capitalists. He was severe on Democracy, or rebel Democracy as the Radicals have it. We noticed that his general style and man ner have become more lively. He gestic ulates fiercely and grins ferociously as he raises np on his toes and racks bock on his heels and walks the platform like a caged hyena in a menagerie. This, of course, is the Congressional style of oratory and gesture, but to our mind it does not lit well on tbe pompous look ing Congressman. He complimented Mullett, the supervising architect, and proved on paper that he and Mullett were very intimate friends; indeed, Mullett would do anything for Barbour. He advocated the passage of the civil rights bill, and concluded his buncombe speech without referring to the local contest. He stepped back in a gingerly style to his seat, and the void left on the platform was filled by a dark shadow named EDWARD 8UAW, the negro wharfmaster. Ed made a rambling harangue in bad English. He pitched into Colonel Kellar, of the Ava lanche, A. E. Frankland, J. J. Rawlings and the Southern people generally. The Memphis press came in for a little abuse, because the press had excavated him many a time and oft. The crowd becoming impatient, Ed was induced to sit down. Loud calls were made for Recorder Winters, but that city official avoided making an oration on O'Connell by wisely substituting a motion to adjourn, which was carried. On the stand appeared General 1. T. Williamson, City Register; P. M. Win ters, Recorder; John Loague, Mayor; Ed Shaw (negro), Wharfmaster; B. Lewis, Congrex'tnan; 8. S. Garrett, United States office-bolder and Radical candidate for Sheriff; Andy Davis, Radi cal nominee for Criminal Court Clerk; B. 0. Carr, who acted as chairman; P. J. Mulvihill, Radical nominee for County Court Clerk, and a number of minor lights, whose names are as yet unknown to local fame. In the crowd of fonr or five hundred present over two hundred were Bartlett men, who visited the hall as they would a circus for amusement. lAKElOUIimiBRELLA Pull off Your Coat and walk to COLEMAN'S HAVANA COTTAGE 200 Main Bt., near Washington, fctii. mirrlmfaA Pnlomnn'i ELEGANT ROSA COXCHA CIGARS, rt mivrw. Flor Del Fnmar Trincessa, 6 1-4 Cts. and other firat-claes Cuban 'ls;ara at Wholesale Trleee. Drt slab wood for eale at our mill in the Navy Yard at f 1 50 per cord. 143eod . R. L. Cochras Co. KAHN & FREIBERG. Clothing: department - 800 flae Alpaca Coats, 83 SO. HANGING A WOMAN. Execution or n IWnrderes In Kew trnte Prison, Loudon. Fromtha London Daily News, June 30. Frances Stewart, aged forty-two, who was convicted at tbe last session of the central criminal court of the murder of her grandchild, a boy twelve months eld, was executed yenterday morning within the gaol of Newgate, The prisoner lived with her daughter and her son-in-law at Chelsea, but in consequence of the manner in which she conducted her self her son-in-law determined to get rid of her, and she had received notice from him to leave bis house. This exasperated the prisoner, who took away the child, avowing ber intention to do something that " would make the hearts of the pa rents ache, as they had made hers." She appeared to have wandered about Lon don with the child for a considerable time, and in the evening she found her self at the East End, and she appeared to have throws, far dropped him into the Thames from the Albert bridge at Pop lar, where the body was found. The prisoner appears to have denied all along that she threw the child into the water, saying that it fell accidentally. At the same time she admitted that Bhe had vol untarily placed it in a position ot great peril, and took no steps to rescue it after it was io the water. The jury recom mended the prisoner to mercy, but the learned judge who tried her, Mr. Justice Blackburn, appears to have considered that there were no substantial grounds for this recommendation, and the home secretary, acting npon bis view of the case, decided that the law must take its course. During the last few days when she had no longer any hope that her life would be spared, the prisoner is stated to have behaved in a becoming manner. She also wrote a very penitent letter to her daughter, the mother of the child, entreating her to forgive her. Mr. Sher iff Whetham and Mr. Sheriff Johnson, accompanied by Mr. Under-sheriff Beard, arrived at the prison a little before 8 o'clock yesterday morning, and they were accompanied by Mr. Jonas, the governor; to the cell of the prisoner.' The office of executioner has been re signed by Calcraft for some weeks, and the person who is now performing the duty is a man named Merwood, who has for some time been engaged in a similar manner in the midland counties. The prisoner exhibited extraordinary firm ness when brought from her cell, and she walked np the steps leading to the scaffold without the least assistance. There seems to have been some difficulty ith the rone, and the woman struggled for two or three minutes, if Bot longer, before she died. Sbad Fishing In Florida. A Florida correspondent says: "One lively feature of St. John's river is the shad fishing, which begins about tbe 1st of December, and is over by the 1st of April or May. The shads are caught in nets, drifting with the tide. Some of these nets are of very great length. spanning the river from shore to shore; and if these fish are on their way np tbe river, some of tbem are pretty snre of having their gills entangled in the meshes; and it must be understood that they are caught only on one side of tbe net the lower side as the fish ascend the river; rarely that a straggler hap pens to take a whirl round nnd is caught in the upper side of the net. The two great fishing centers on the St. John's are Mayport, near the mouth, and Yel low Bluff, about nine miles np the river. Yellow Bluff has by far the larger amount of business, shipping annually about fifteen or twenty thousand dol lars' worth of shad to Savannah, and thence to Northern porta. Let it not, however, be supposed that it is an easy matter to engage in this business, which is profitable enough to the principals, who hire men to catch the fish, and pocket the biggest profits. At Yellow Springs there are two of these shad kings, having their platforms, their boats, their ice houses and their agents in Savannah. Nevertheless, the experi enced fisherman can some days make a hundred or even two hundred dollars; but tbe worst of all weather in precisely the best for shad fishing. When the wind howls furiously and the rain beats down piteoosly is tbe time the shad are taken in large numbers. Comes fair weather, the nets will be seen on tbe large reels or strung npon the racks, and repairing goes on quietly and indus triously, is the midst of hosts of sand flies, even though the month be January or February. A net costs about a hun dred dollars, and a good Connecticut built boat about as much more. It re quires two men in a boat for shad-fishing; one or two to pay out or haul in 'the net, and the other to manage tbe boat. I weuld say to bim who in imagination might be captivated with this occupa tion, ' Don't engage in it.' It is when the piercing cold northwest wind drives furiously over the drenching waters, be it night or day, that the ragged fisher man must be on duty all night, all day. It is when the thunder and lightning, and pouring rain render all nature fear ful; it is when the atom is dreadful; it is when the gale sweeps everything from the river but the shad-boats that tbe shad are ascending the stream in great schools, that tbe fisherman must be oat in his oiled suit, that the game must be caught, or caught not at all." Bunker Bill A rreneb JUstako. From the Hew York World.) What a thing fame is! This is the way in which one of our French cotempora ries, the Messager, describes that little difficulty at Banker's Hill: "On the Htb, of June, 1775, the American volunteers, commanded by General Artemus Ward, attacked and thoroughly beat the Brit ish troops near Charlestown, in Massa chusetts." The Messager means well, of course, but then the American volun teers on that occasion were not com manded by General Ward; they did not attack, but on the contrary were at tacked by the British troops, and they did not beat, but on the contrary were beaten by the said British troops. The peculiarity of Bunker Hill is that it is the only defeat which has ever been cele brated as heartily as if it had been a vic tory. Suppose the American Register in Paris were to speak of the lftth of June as the anniversary of a battle in which the French nrmy, commanded by General Iloche, and occupying the vil lage of Waterloo, was attacked by the English army, and beat off its assailants with tremendous slaughter. A man with three dead bodies in his wagon is roaming through Iowa, but can not be found.