Monday, February 25, 2013

Memphis Today in 1866

Memphis Daily Appeal
February 25 1866

CRAZY MARY--This poor woman who has been for months wandering about the streets half starved and illy clad, was yesterday sent to the Asylum at Nashville, by Judge Leonard and some other charitable gentlemen.

BRIDGE WASHED AWAY--We regret to learn that the bridge on the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad over Nonconnah, was swept away by the freshet, on Friday night.  The trains run to that point and connect, until the bridge is again put up, which will only be a few days.

FATAL AFFRAY--About half past nine o'clock last night, Thomas Welch and Thomas Ford got into a difficulty at the foot of Adams street, during which Welch drew a knife and cut Ford in the left groin, severing the femoral artery, and causing his death in a few minutes.  Esquire Creighton held an inquest upon the body, and the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from a wound, inflicted with a knife, in the hands of Thomas Welch.  The murderer was arrested and lodged in jail.

EGGS-Demand increased and stock looking down--prices firm with an upward tendency.
FISH-Lent has brought a very good demand without changing rates.
SODA CRACKERS-Northern Made are selling at $9.

Weather and Business--There is no accounting for the weather in this latitude.  That is for certain, for yesterday morning we had every reason to believe that we would have a repetition of the weather of last week, but by 10 o'clock it cleared away, and we had a beautiful day.

GRAND ASCENSION From Top of Irving Block to Express Building--MR. JOHN DENIER,
The King of the Tight Rope Performers, whose miraculous feats have so astonished the public will make two grand tight rope ascensions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 3 o'clock, and perform all his daring feats for which he has received three massive gold medals and the highest recommendations of the press wherever he has performed.
fe25     W.A. Ayres, Manager

ELECTION NOTICE--On the first Saturday in March next, being the 3d day of said month, there will be a regular election held at all the precincts of this, Shelby County, Tenn., for Clerks of the County and Circuit Courts, Sheriff, County Trustee, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other officers for said county, wherever vacancies are to occur on that day.
feb3 ta   F. Erickson, Coroner Shelby County

The citizens of Noxubee county, Miss., contemplate raising a fund for the erection of a monument to the memory of the Confederate soldiers from that county who were killed in the late war.

There are now 799 male and 31 female convicts in the Illinois penitentiary, at Jolliet, Ills, about 300 more than there were a year ago.

Three young ladies, living in Morton county, Minnesota, while on their way home from singing school, a few days ago, were frozen to death.  The three young men attending them were so badly frozen that they will loose their limbs.

PRIVATE SCHOOL-- J.A.M Robert, who taught in this city from 1850 to 1855, has returned, and will open a private school at the residence of Mr. S. A. Wilson, near the commencement of Adams streets on the 26th instant.
~~TUITION: $50 Per Session of Five Months, one-fifth payable monthly.

GEN. ROBT.E.LEE--Wanted, Agents to canvass for A.L. Scovill's celebrated oil portraits of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other distinguished men.  Gen. Lee's portrait is in a beautiful gold leaf, oval framd, 22 inches long, and is a very handsome and appropriate parlor ornament.
~~Good Canvassers will find it to their interest to call immediately
fe02-1w     O'HARA   66 1/2 Jefferson Street.

INFORMATION WANTED--I will give Ten Dollars for any information of the whereabouts of Mrs. Elizabeth Blackburn.  She left Hernando, Miss., on or about the first of November for McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., and has not been heard from since.
fe10 2w     T.J. COUCH, McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn

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