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MEMPHIS,- TBNIST., S UND4Y, ' DECEMEBE 31, 1876.
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YtMerday or-totlon and gold: Keic York
uUon, 13 l-2e. Memphis cotton, 11 3-4t.
Keie York gold, 107. Hemphii gold, 107.
Wia Dot, Omcx Ck. Sio. Omczx, I
WAsmaoTCCT. December 31, 1 am. f
.For Tennmtc and the Ohio ralleg, partly
cloudy tcea&r and easterly to southerly
icindt, with slowly ailing haromtter, sliglU
rite in the temperature, and area of rain
in the fouihwttt.
vrin Ocfr. StPKii. S canes IT. 8. xext.
SATCBDir. lc no. lK7rt. lOaQ'ijr'u.
Br. 'Tlier. , Wind. 1 Weitier.
.' WU1 i 14
3J.Tt i 12
W. itlLK3r, Savant
The leitlainrr meet to-morrow, but we
doubt if, witi I'M x umber or candidates for
the tMikenluj; of tie senate at well as of the
house in view, on crg.;ni7ntiopjau Jo had be
fore the middle of the coming week. If thi
proves to be the case, the election of United
States senators will be postponed for a week
longer, and a caucus of the Democratic mem
bers may become a necessity, in view of other
equally pressing public business, in order to
decide between the aspirant. For the long
term Governor Harris is certain of election,
probably on the first lttllet. "Who will It
elected to the eecond place it is impossible
now to say. It would be equally futile to at
tempt to gues the successful candidates for
the comptroller? hip, trcasurership, office of
icretary-of-i!talc, or the speakership of either
house, or any of the numerous oSicc, there
are so many in the field of equal strength and
The Objections of Turkey to the Confer
ence Guarantees and to the Peaceable
Solution or Pending Questions un
der CcB.IdcratIon by the Eu
Meeting of the Austrian Cabinet Ans
tria's Safety at Present Assured
tuia In Order to Protect Her
self Most Unite with Some
CossTAjrrisorLE, December 30. At the
Thursday's sitting of the conference, which
lasted four hours, it was decided that the
armistice should be prolonged until tho first
of March, 1877. The Turkish delegates sub
mitted objections to several proposals made
by the confeience, chiefly on the subject of
iruaranlces. A peaceable solution of the pend
ing question is anticipated.
London, Dwember 30. A Vienna dis
patch to the Times, reporting the proceed
ing of the conference at its sitting Thursday,
nays that after the prolongation of the armis
tice was agreed upon, several points of the
propositions made by the European powers
came under discussion. The various amend
ments ond objections made by the Turkish
plenipotentiaries were taken up by the
European representatives for reference to their
A Timet dispatch from "Vienna says the
Austro-Huiig&rian council on Thursday wru
doubtless unanimously .againit the exj-mdi-
ture of a Sarthing lor Uie perpojc ol .mere
council came to the determisfttio?. thu.-Austria's
interests liar not been toached. Aus
tria might not be obliged to move a single
man.-CTcnif Bujsia enters Bulgaria; but if
Ui9 outbreak of war should lead to a renewal of
the Bosnian and Herwgovinian insurrection
on a large scale, such a state of anarchy clote
to Austria's frontier might, in consequence
of the smallness of the Turkish force, render
it necessary for Austria to take matters into
"her own hands. It was doubtless the possi
bility of the occupation of Bosnia that caused
Thursday's council to be called. This was con
firmed by the presence of the commandants of
Dalmaiia and Croatia.
A special to the Xeirs, from Vienna, reports
that the council decided that the Russian oc
cupation of Servia or Belgrade could be con
sidered a sufficient reason for mobilization.
Such occupation, however, was deemed im
probable. JIoscow. December 30. The Gazette says
in Ihe event of the conference being broken
off .Russia would have to force on Turkey, not
her own decision, but that of Europe. Earope
would naturajly make war against Turkey
with Ruwian arms." The mere friendly neu
trality of Europe would not suffice, as it was
Russia, who raised tho Eastern question.
Russia could not afford to risk a rear or flank
attack upon the Porte, in addition to the sac
rifice winch a war would entail upon her.
Russia must therefore unite her own interest
with that of some other power.
Xo Violence Ukely The People will
nopport Hamilton, ana will ignore
ttie Jjuiiaozer vnaraueriaia.
Washington Correspondent New York Herald.
Intelligence received here from influential
men in South Carolina shows that there is no
likelihood of violenca there. The Democrats
rr determined on peace, und the extent to
which the tax-payers and property owners,
Republicans as well as Democrats, and blacks
as well as whites, are uniting to protest
against the payment of taxes to tho Cham
berlain collectors eIiows that iixh is a general
TnnvpmonL mich as it will be difficult to re
sist. The circuit courts in the State, will, it
is believed, almost without exception, sustain
'the refusal to pay taxes to Chamberlain, and
-declare Hampton to be the rightful gov
cmor, and -while, if the movement included
onlv a few twoole. Chamberlain's sheriffs
would doubtless seize and sell their property
at aaciion, it'is manifestly imposiible to sell
put a whole Stale at sheriff s sale. There
would be no purchasers, and if any were
fcjnd they would not risk their money on
transactions which would confer no clear title.
There is reason to believe that if General
Hampton should summon the legislature to
meet ta xtra session after soma weeks, a cpn
ititulwnal majority of both houies, having
returning board certificates, would assemble
at hi call foe the transaction of busme3, and
there are signs that only a very few of the
Ghamberiain legislators would remain with
him. Most of them would ioin the Hampton
legislature, believing it to be the legal body,
TWXTY-3IXE MVES LOST.
Ks the Wreck or the Steamnlilp C Ire as-
, VC1 1AJU. lliHUU 0UV1X.
Nirw Tome. December 30. A special dis
patch from Bridge Hampton, Long Iiland,
sap, at four o'clock this morning, the steam
ship Circassian, ashore oa the bar off Bridge
Hampton, on the south shore of Long bland,
was entirely broken up by a southeasterly
rale aad lost, together with twcnti -nine-lives.
The Circassian went ashore in the
storm of the night of the eleventh instant. At
that thee the crew and officers zrere saved.
The storm of yesterday caught thirtv-lour
znen, employes of the coast wreck-ng com
pany, on bocrd, and a short time after mid
aight the 4ip wait to pieces vith an awful
ccwh, accarAinf4o the account of jur of
of Ihr "jjyi, wa Apd ashore this morning,
alive oa fragments of the
wrcctT Aot on i of the remiuweg twenty
nine has been wtn.cr heard from, and there,
m Iil Li. doubt In'ai all have perished. 'The
Clreaaian was insured for mc hundred thou
sand dollars in London, an3 her cargo for
ninety thousand dollars in this jty. fens tras
consigned to Swaa & Co. Only aJwut four
hundred tons of tor cargo was saved.
Attempt by Tlexlranx to Stop the lVree
Xevlcmtlonortbe Rio Grande.
Beo wssthxe. Texas, via New Ori-eass,
December 30. The steamboat John Scott, an
American vessel belopging to tits port, ar
rived here this nionanff from Rio Csnde
City. As she was ncaring thi place a Mexi
can guard i"n the opposite bank of fie river
pointed their 7?ns at the pilot and ordered
be boat to land on Us Mexican bant The
pjjt rang his bells to etoj te boat, but land
d m ins side instead oi the other. The boat
had a quntuX specie on board frpin
rivcr merc33 which it is supposed Kijviu-'
tas proposed io seize. The Bcott leaves for
up-river ports Jo-morrow and it is feared
that another attempt will be xaado by lUval
tas to stop the .free navigation of the Kio
I E. Jf-tlr.
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JT. E. Clear,
fit) S.K. ClocJr.
no be. ix rain.
34 E. Cloudy.
THE LAST -HORROR;
Farther Particulars from the Unfortn
sates Subjected lij Railroad Accident
to Death from Frost, "Water,
Fire nud the Ball
Orcr One Hundred ilen nnd Women
Plunged 'Into Eternity wlthont a
Momeat" "Warning Burned to
Fnzen to Death.
Thrilling Descriptions of the Terrify" ig
Accident The Dead and the Djlng
" nelp He, Mother," and there
was no Help; tho Flames
&.EVEI.AJ.D. December 30. Tlie follow
in ir. from a special to the Cleveland fodder.
is the very Litest from the wreck at Ashta
bula: The haccard dawn which drove the
darkness out of this valley and shadow of
death seldom saw a gnastuer sight than was
revealed with the commtr of this morning.
On either side of the ravine frowned the dark
and bare arches from which the treacherc is
timbera had fallen, while at their base the
great heaps of rains covered the hundred
men. women and children who had so sud'
denly been called to their death. The three
lay where ther had been nlaced in the hurry
and confusion of the night. Piles of iron by
on the thick ice or imbedded in tho shallow
water of the stream. The fires smoulder m
great heaps where many of thehelplcs3 vic
ti'ns had been all consumco", while men went
about in wild excitement seeking some trace
of a lost one amonir the wounued or dead,
The list of the saved and wounded having
been already sent, the sad task remains ot
discovering who may be among the dead.
The latter task will be the most difficult of
all, until the continued absence of here or
there a friend will allow of but one exphv
nation that he was amonsr those who tool
this fatal leap. All witnesses so far agree
TIIE MAIN FACTS OF THE ACCIDENT.
It was about eight o'clock, and the train
was moving along at a moderate rate of
speed, the Ashtabula station being just this
side of the ravine. Suddenly, anil without
warning, tue tram piungeu into uie auyss,
the forward locomotive alone getting across
it safely. Almost instantly the lamps and
stoves set fire to the cars, and many, who
were doubtless only stunned, and who might
otherwise have been saved, fell victims to the
fury of the flames.
1 :20 p.m. The following has just been re
ceived from Ashtabula depot: General Su
perintendent Paine is here, and says there is
no prospect, at present, of ascertaining the
names of tie lolled and wounded. The
railroad folks are doing what they can to get
the names, but it will be late before anything
will be known. On tU-3 arrival of the Cleve
land train, the surgeon of tho road organized
his corps of his assistants, and made a tour
of the various hotels, where the wounded
were attended to, such help being given to
eaca as was possible. The people of Ash
tabula lent willing hands, ana all that hu
man skill and mercy could do to save life or
ease pain was done. The train which came
from Cleveland for the purpose, was imme
diately backed into position, and long before
aayugns me least wounueu wore ucmg pre
pared for transportation to Cleveland,' to be
sent to the hospitals or home. , .
among the-wounded were as suggestive al-i
imrB the wrectatie'tYalley. The" two'
hotels nearest the station contained a major
ity of these. They were scattered about on
temporary beds on the floors of the dining
rooms, parlors and office. Inone placeaman
with a broken leg woulc bu ?.r.1ir the hand of
the surgeon, who lapidly aiid ikttlf'illy went
ai his work. In another a ii-aa cov Tvd with
bruises, and spotted over wjlh ""ees of plas
ter, would look as though he Lty Ieen snowed
upon, except where the dark lines of blood
across his face or limbs told a different story.
In some oilier corner a poor woman moaned
from the pain the could not conceal, while
over it all there brooded that hushed leehng
of awe that always accompanies calamities of
Toward moming the cold increased, and
the wind blew a fearful gale, which, together
with the snow, which had drifted waist-deep
at points along the line, made all work ex
tremely difficult. At six o'clock the beds in
the sleeping-car of the special train were
made up, and such of the wounded as could
be removed were transferred there. From
an interview with Mr. Charles Collins, chief
ciril-PTifTinrr nf fliA mnil- T Iwrn lmf. ihi
rtridge was a Howe trussj built entirely of
iron anu auuut eleven years oiu, was Eixiy
nine feet above the water and had an arch of
one hundred and fifty feet long in the clear,
the whole length of the bridge being one
hundred and fifty-seven feet. It has been
tested with six locomotives, and at the time
of the disaster was considered as being in
tierfect condition. It was built in the Cleve
land shop?. Mr. Collins gives no opinion as
to the cause of the accident, expressing him
self as being utterly unable to do so. He esti
mates the loss in the bridge alone as being
nearly seventy-five thousand dollars, but has
no opinion as to the total loss by cars, etc.
As soon as the debris is cleared away and the
bodies all taken out, which will occupy, a
couple of days, a temporary bridge, which
was built for the Wilr on avenue crossing, and
is at Collin gwoad, will be put up. He expects
to have a running connection made within
ten days. I have ju.it returned from the
ruins, and have seen tho
MOULD EJUXG ItElfAIXS
of at least a dozen bodies, only one of which
has any semblance whatever of a human
body. By the side of another heap of embers
was found a pair of scissors and a tult of
grayish hair. No other means of identifica
tion could be found, although the hunt may
be more successful when the removal of the
upper rubbish begins. The iron of the bridge
is twisted in
with that of the cars, and the locomotive is a
wreck m every part. Uy this nine nearly all
tho woodwork is bumed awav.
The following special to the Leader is the
very latest received up to one o clocic: t;uas.
S. Carter, of Brooklyn, New York, says he
was sitting in a palace-car with three others,
engaged in a friendly game of cards. Sud
denly he heard the window-glass in the for
ward part of the car breaking, and almost
instantly the car besan to falll He was seat
ed with his baek toward the front, and as he
went down be sat as quiet as he could, and
held on. When the car struck at ih" attorn
of the ravine he found himself almost ar.i -I.
altliiugh one of the gentlemei p fjsig with
him; whose name he did not know, was jcu
instantly, while i another, a Mr. Skgard, oi ,icb.1ast night, broke through the
wjorb, had a Ifg broken. Kr. Carter j bndge near Pilisford. yet none were serious
says the front of the car was muclilower than i y hurt) -..jliIe tfc,. !itre0 and en e
the rear, ana that the flames in front began i rff 0,., )rpilt y(fr? mi.-Wy -arceU-u,
to cat their way upward, and spread wtlh.j jie t,nguHcr and fii'-iuan went dews
great rapidity. He tumd to the asssf tance cf , T. t.Je nt.Ul(, ij;it. scaped imhuri. Cap
Mr. Shepherd, and mth great difflcu ly sue- hiii Forr., of Montreal, and Mw. W. J.
ceedea in getting him our, e oroaen icg
impeding tiejr advance. When Shepherd
was fairly out, Carter returned to the as
sistance of a woman wjio was
CALLING FOR HELP,
in the fro:.t of the car. He got her cut, 2nd
as she was quite thinly clad, gave her his
overcoat. After reaching a hotel he found
himself severely bruised in several places.
In the sreat peril of the hour a man rushed
down to the viz? of the disaster ready to
h Id. He saw a woman ij-osrgling for life
ana went to her assistance, I(e carnad her
bjainXorce to4he solidjce, and thenu'rged
by tbVeriw the mother, went back to the
rescue of the daugtiU. ? wcet child of three
or four years of age. Tno tracher6us board
in splintering bad caught the ehilil in its
grasp, and fire completed the terrible
work. The man wa. compelled to fee the
child enveloped in flamCH, to ji&i L- "Help
me. mother," ringing out in the pony ox
death, and on tha ears of the cruel night. In
A- moment she was lost, twept up by the sharp
Ungues of fire, while her mother, in hejpless
bmW named T)enr,M
I only wed ly lmg tossed from the arms ot
1 i ..-1. r 1
wood; one of tii fesjf was seK'usly injured, 1
were aratohei tlfgfatly gir
oay mommg, me niouier, wtro was $M,pj
iZ S a u ' 1 r'T jK"1?,03-1 irail? 'rentier lift in preparation, in which
a by ihe excitement she had undergone J Mr. liejl M6wryiwill show tic manner in
Mrs. Vniast, Rochester, whft wai so badly ' which he won f he ten thousand dblhr stake
burned about the low ex pa't of the body, is in in (Mfornia, when, mounting and dismoun't
a precarious 1 condition, and tz U thfiopimon of ing while his ponies were at full speed, he
iKJineider that she has but a slight chance for rode three hundred and one miles in fourteen
life. Shepherd, whose rescue was previously I hours and eleven minutes.
described, " had one of his legs fearfully
crushed, so much so that it had to be ampu
tated; the operation was performed at threu
o'clock in the morning. He is doing well.
A SCR VET OK TIIE WRECK.
It seems that the train must have just about
oovered the bridge when it fell, as the frag
ments lie across tho ravine, touching the base
or the abutments on either ends. When one
stands at the foot of the ravine and looks up
it seems an utter impossibility that any man
could take a leap from so great a bight and
live, yet a number escaped comparatively un
harmed, and had it not been for the fire, pro
bably not one-third would have been lost
The water in the creek is only about three
feet deep, and it is thought by some that when
it is dragged a number ot bodies may be
found. A stock drover is another witness to
the rapidity with which the fire did its work
He pays he was one of the first out of the
wre-k, and that five minutes had not elapsed
before the whoie thing was aflame. The rail
rAid officers did all in flipir tviwm- fnr 41m 1.
leviation of suffering; they also seemed
i anxious that the facts should all be pub-
usueu, ana uesireu lo suppress nowang,
Everv facilitv possible was aivm ihi rp.irp.
i , i i-- i i
sentatives of the press to go to the bottom of
tacts m every instance.
A SPECIAL TRAIN,
loaded with some of the injured, left Ashta
bula at filleen minutes past eiirht o'clock this
morning, consisting of an express, passenger
and palace car. in the latter the feeds had
alLbeen made, and in them were placed the
tn03t of the victims, thbsoable to sit up being
accommodated in theiirstcar. 1 he names
and destinations of these are as follows: P.
Livebarajrh. 2G Ross street, Cleveland: Wa.
Ditan, Charles Recker, A. Gib3on, W. B
Sanders, John L. Lador, R. Monroe, A,
Burnliam, R. Austin, Walter Haze and CIm
Patterson go to the hospital at Cleveland: R
Harold, Cmcinnati; Mis. W. II. Lv, No. 31
"Walnut street, Cleveland; Folsom, No. 316
Lake street, Cleveland; Tflden, No. 52 Ham
ilton street, Cleveland; Dr. Gnswold, No,
503 Case avenue, Cleveland; H. G. Champ
lin. 53 Water street, Cleveland; Mrs. J. A.
Davis gyes through to Cincinnati. The
above arrived at Cleveland m safetv. Mr.
Paine, general superintendent of the Lake
Shore road, saya it is utterly impossible to tret
the names oi the imicd,t
LIST OF THE SAVED AND IXJCRED
3:40 p.m. The following is the very latest
and most complete and correct list of the
saved and lniured:
A. E. Hewitt, Bridgeport, Connecticut,
J. C. Earl, Chicago, slightly injured.
B. B. Lyons, New York, safe.
R. S. M'Gee, residence not civen. safe.
Mrs. Anna Graham, New York, slightly
in j urea.
John J. "White. Boston, letr broken.
Mrs. "Wm. H. Bradley, Chicago, slightly
ciniu anu nurse ueaa.
C. D. Marmondville, Albany head and
Mrs. M. Bingham,, Chicago, leg broken
"Wm. Sanderson. Auburn. Mo., sh'c-ht.
Robert Monroe, Rutland, Mass., head, back
ana leg injured.
A. Burnliam. Milwaukee, slight.
Mrs. Yv. H. Lew, Rochester, slightly.
J. B. Hazelton, Charleston. HI., probably
V. Nnsbaum, dangerously injured; resi
dence not given.
Miss Mary Frame, Rochester, probably fa
C. E. Jones, Beloit, Wis., slight.
J. M. Martin, East Avon, ribs broken.
Peter Zerenboro, fireman, slight.
Andrew Gibson, Carey, O., slight.
Henry W. Shepherd. Brooklvn. N. Y.. let?
John J. Tabor, Chicago, slight.
F. Osborne, Michigan, head injured.
Richard Han-old, Cincinnati, slight.
Mrs. F A. Davis, near lndiannnolio. hadlv
J. A. Thompson, California, head.
Dr. C. A. Griswold, Fulton, Illinois.
A. Maillard, California, head and back.
D. H. Clark, Massachusetts.
F. A. Ormsby, Boston, head slight.
Miss Marian Shepard, "Wisconsin, safe.
C. H. Tyler, St. Louis, hand broken.
R. Austin, Chicago, bumed.
Alex. Morris. SomerrilteJ'Massjfleg broken.
YaStciaYtsrlexlriptbn, Ky., dangerous.
J. W. LobdcU, NewYork."
Charles S. Carter, Brooklyn, N. Y., slight.
H. T. Tomlinsbn. BridircporL fit., "arm and
t. 21. Read, Cleveland, injuries not given.
C. N, Gage, Charleston, Ills., fatal died.
Thomas Jackson. YVaterburv. Ct.. back
Louis Beauchate, Kents Plains, Ct.
Charles C. Rickford. Biddeford. Me., arm.
head and leg.
if. is, LAwenens, Illinois, head severely.
Alf H. Parsloe. Wood's Museum. Chicairo.
... . . U '
I. Burchell, Chicago, sb'ght.
G. D. Folsom, engineer.
Mabel Arnold, North Adams, Mass., slight.
If. L. Brewster, Milwaukee; slighi.
Edward Trueworthy. Oakland. Cal.. ribs:
brother supposed killed.
is. lienn, conductor, sale.
H. D. Champlin, Cleveland, hurt.
Bernard Sawyer. Chesterfield. Essex countv.
N. Y., head and internally.
lienry A. White. Withersfield. Ct.. back
Geo. A. White, Portland, Me., slight.
Alex. Hitchcock. Port Clinton. Ohio, severe.
head and legs.
Mr. and .Mrs. bwift, JSorth Adams, Mass.,
Mrs. rrank Eastman. Rochester. N. i...
r rani; u. (jailer, tlmira, JN. i., dangerous.
Thos. C. Wright, Nashville, Tcnn., hip-
C. Patterson, residence unknown, probably
J. M. Mowry, Hartford, Ct., ribs.
THE DEAD LIST
can only be ascertained when it becomes
gradually apparent that those who were
known to have been passengers on this illj
fated train do not make their appearance.
4 p.m. The chief officials of the Lake
Shore railroad company have arrived at Ash
tabula, and are doing everything to clear
away the debris of the wreck of the train. It
is hoped that an arrangement will be effected
for the transfer of a limited number of pas
sengers to-night. The work of removing the
bodies from the wreck is' still going on. "For
ty have already been brought out, and there
is still evidence of many more under the de
bris. It is impossible to identify mo: e than
three of the bodies. Ail the rest are bumed,
charted and blackened leyond recognition.
The following are the names of those
brought to this city from Ashtabula tliis even
ing, and placed in the Cleveland hospital:
A. Gibson, Cairo; Charles Parker, Bedford,
Maine; Walter Hayes, Lexington, Kentucky;
A. Bamham, Milwaukee; Charles D. Patter
son, Waterloo, New York; John Lallos, Chi
cago; Robert Monroe, Rutland, Massachu
setts; W. B. Sanderson, Auburn, Maine;
William Doner, Niagara Falls, gone home.
F. A. Davis, Kokoino, Indiana; R. Austin,
Chicago: R. Harris, Cincinnati; C. Demon
conhill, Davenport, and many others. Up to
six o'clock thirty-four bodies had been taken
from the wreck, but a very few of these will
ever be identified. The mayor of Ashtabula,
Mr. Hepburn, will commence holding an in
quest at nine o'clock in the morning.
Xrothcr Xnrrosv Escape.
Rltiand. Vt.. December 30. There were
forty ;iassengers on the Mon'jreal express
Chamber, 0f Binghampton .are the only per
sons fceverely bruised. Jhe acadent was
causM by the train running off the track and
striking the bridge, precipitating the struc
tnnfand cars to the ice below, resulting in a
mass of ruins.
Kan i'ranclsco Items.
San FiiAhcisco, December 30. Max Er
linger, th3 Baltimore forger, will start for the
east to-morrow m charge of a detective. A
requisition from Governor Carroll arrived yes
terday, with eight indictments found by the
Baltimore grand jury for forgery. On receipt
of tuts Qgrerpor Irwin issued an order for his
surrender, ' .
J.J. Valentine, superintendent r fJja bul
lion department of Wells fc Fargo's express,
has made his annual statement of the treas
ure product of the States and Territories west
of the Missouri river for the past year, which
is summarized as follows: Gold, $44,323,000;
silvei, Ml,526.700. Great care has been
ujany erroneous theones oa the silver
fBl0 oazds have adjourned until
lT I(?5U!-. .
Ilia P.-rific rr;i 4no rti-rCan T"?nTi.
led to-day for Panama!
Polo and racing will remain the attractions
at uiore s Garden. There is a scene flltu-
laven in separating tjuc gIu lmm the silver
product. .Nevada "leads? with ?10,031,000;
California, 18,61o.soo. Tlie statement cor-
What Is 'Expectcd'jrom the Leghlalure
which Meets- Tp-Morrow The
Senatorial Question .and
Senatorial Aspiran ts.
Ex-Governor Ishain Oi'Hnrris Certain of
Election, Xotwithstandlng the
Opposition Ij Radicals and
List of the Candidates for Sccrctnry of
St.il?t Treasurer and Comptrol
ler Questions of Absorb-
lulercst to all
Senator Key, Judge T. W. Brown, Ex-Gov-cmor
Harris, Judge Petcr,-Tnrncy,i"'Jmigc
Bailey, Hon. John M. Bright, General Bate,
General Whitthorne. Colonel Savage. Colonel
John A. Gardner, General Campbell, Judge
Arch. Wright, Colonel J. D. C. Atkins, and
any number of silent aspirants, constitntc a
very sufficient supply of material out of which
to make two good selections for senator.
Harris Certain to 'ic Elected.
"The time is drawingnear," says the Knox
ville Age, "when it will become necessary to
elect two United States senators, one for the;
long and the other for the short temi. The
election takes place on tho second Tuesday
after the assembling of the legislature. Who
shall they be? One of thfmi, we have no
doubt, will be non. Ishain G. Harris. We
shall not be surprised if lie is elected on the
first ballot. He is very strong in the western
and middle portions oC the State, and will
doubtless receive a sca'riering.vote from East
Tennessee, though wc are of the opinion lie
can be elected without a single vote from tins
section. Of course, the Radical element will
steer aloof from him and do what they can to
defeat him. Don't they hate him? This is
one reason why wc desire his election, and
the desperate and malicious assaults made on
him when in Easb Tennessee will umtc the
Democratic party upon him to a man. We
would like to get a few issues of the Chroni
cle of that date to distribute among the
Democratic members of the legislature. It
would make an excellent electioneering doc
ument. There is not txi intelligent Demo
crat in Tennessee bat what ardently
desires the services of Mr. Harris in
the senate of the United States on ac
count of hi3 transcendent abilities and
his eminently conservativ e views and feel
ings. He has no superior as a statesman in
the south, and will take- high rank with the
ablest men in the Union. With a mind thor
oughly matured, with, views tested and
strengthened by the severe processes of
thoucrht and investieafiftn: and with rmras
and determiiiation emboldened and intensi
fied by the political adversities of the last
several j ears, he is just, the man to intrust
with the senatorship of Tennessee. We are
not prepared to say wJio will be the nest
probable successful craididate. There are anv
number who would like "to serve the "dear
people m this capacity. General Bate is
obviously looming up' in Middle Tennessee,
and is backed by host 3of earnest and devoted
friends who will staaid by him to the last.
He made a gallant fihfc for the Democracy
during the late political struggle, and won
golden opinions where ver he .iioved. This
will be remembered, as it ouglu1-to be, and
will enhance his chances for 4-Vin crtiafcorshin.
Senator D. M.' Key:ind Hon. John M. Cro
zier will bo candidates from East Tennessee.
Both of them ate able men and stand fair
with ourpeoplc. From all we can learn,
Senator Key will tret the entim srensih of
iho, Rndiral vnte fhmnAtS.: . Stot., mt-
that na'js a todi(rtJnxrf5ecause they regard
hun as more conservative than any other can-
AArP " u
The Principal Candidates for State
There are thirteen candidates liofnrfi thn
legislature for the offii;e of secretary of state,
as follows: C. N. Gihbs, present incumbent;
Thomas H. Paine, speaker of the last senate;
James M. Quaries and W. G. Ewin. of
Nashville; J. D. Tillman, of Fayette ville; W.
D. Lumpkin and Josenh Barbierre. of Mem-
his; Thomas H. Butler, of Gainsboro; E. Y.
lalmon, of Lvnchbrirc: James White. r.f
Rogersvillo; Thomas Boyers, editor of the
rLni: t .- a .i?..t , it
umiii.1,111 djMinuurr ; iuiani-uenerai nam
by, of Governor Porter's staff, and John S.
Wilkes, late private tcrctary to Governor
Brown. The following: are the candidates
for comptroller: Hon. James L. Gaines,
present incumbent; D. F. Cocke, of Frank
lin; J. T. Dunlap, of Nashville, and SamueL
R. Watlrins. of Columbia. For treasurer w
have Marsh T. Polk, of Bolivar; John Alli
son, of Jonesboro, and N. P. Haight, of
Sweetwater. The names of candidates for
other offices to be filled by the legigature are
Short Sketches of the Candidates for
Sseere tary or State.
For secretary of state, says the Knoxville
Tribune, Hon. Charles N. Gibbs, the present
incumbent, is up for re-election. He is a
gentleman of the first water and has dis
charged his duty so acceptably that it will re
quire a very strong man to dislodge him.
Among his opponents, we have the veteran
and successful editor of the Gallatin Exam
iner, who, for thirty years, has done yeoman
service without asking any official favor in re
turn, and who would make a fine secretary.
Colonel Jim White, of Hawkins, the inimita
ble, whose many speeches during the cam
paign will not bo forgotten during the gene
ration, and who now thinks he sees the open
fg where White ought to come m. J. S.
Wilkes, the well-known efficient secretary to
Governor Brown during his two administra
tions, who has no superior in the State for the
position to which ho aspires. W. G. Ewin,
the late model clerk of Davidson county,
whose qualifications are of the highest order.
General J. M. Quaries, the well known lawyer
of Nashville, who is entirely conversant with
the demands of executive offices. Colonel Jo.
Barbiere, formerly commissioner from Ten
nessee to the Paris exposition, and more re
cently to the Centennial -,'t Philad.lphia.
General Hamby, the gallant and accom
plished adjutantrgeneral of the State, and
private secretary to Governor Porter. All
these and perhaps others, whose names do
not just now occur to us, are tendering their
services to the commonwealth, in the capac
ity of secretary of state. Certainly the legis
lature will be Tery blind to make a serious
Shall there he a Caucus ?
This question, says tho Ledger of last even
ing, has been discussed with some warmth
by a portion of the State press for some time
past. The legislature meets Monday, and
the members will be called upon to decide, at
an early day in the session. Without going
into a history of the caucus system, its uses
and abuses, we have this to say: The session
is limited, the members are mostly new to
the practical work of the legislature, and
when they get through will necessarily find
that they have left much undene that they
desired to have dorie. Until the senatorial
elecHon is over, an fu - elections, no
vr-zk b'-yoivl ihn hitro-5 . ' -r tf ' (ills can be
'LxwuttlMhod. A mpjofi'y cf Uje -otes cast,
a m-nnn being piic-nt, elfe. There are
twenty-one Republicans in t-Uf legislature.
Without a caucus the Rcpublicaus have it in
their power lo elect a man who is not the
choice of a majority of the seventy-nine
Democrats. A Democrat is to be elected
for each position. If a caucus is held
the choice of a majority of the Democrats will
be elected; if not, a Democrat receiving twenty-one
Republican and only thirty-one Demo
cratic votes maybe elected United States sen
ator. The party has to take its chances, but
we have an indifferent opinion of the Demo
crat who is afraid to trust his own nartv.
Primarily there is no party necessity for a
rnmamy mere is no party necessity for a
rtmnvof r;ti vm,i . -11
events. The Republicans will probably have!" acl them, he Cronin said they might
no candidate of their own, unless they vote as understand at first as last that he
a mere compliment to some man. A caucus S'omd FfT K1 nP me certificates; Cronin
will savo a great deal of precious time, and th- ,thtlrcw to, ? fU11 8am?om;
avoidllie hubbub and exilement arising on witness saw him and Miller and Klippel
such occasions, It will secure- the aholco of signmg papers, which had evidently been
the Democratic majority, and while it is mp- V"? in aavw".
ularat times to decry against caucuses, we , SecrBUiry-of-State Chadwick was recalled
can , no serious objection to one in ihe t in regard to the location of rooms
present instance. m ih.e Statehouse, and how tha
fhc Legislature and Leg-ialation. tenant wnicn Cromn used came to be in the
The advance guard of the legislature, savs Sh?? fl? W?,, e stated in
the Nashville Banner, orFrida?, hayeputk rcfiy IH1 ot &Cr? him"
an appearance; and from now' unUl neit KlSftiff? AYT t0
MondaTmerabers will bo arriving daily. T bfeKa 1SJ rr3'
There is every reason to believea quoramW&l I SStr
be present on Monday. This is one of the ?J SSf wtern1181 &
moft important mee5ngs of the Tennesfee "eligibility ujI
genera.laeme the close of the war. tfotfe mi npunportant testi
Tbe most prominent feature, ana uie one , th(J '"SSg Sffl
about which there is most specuL-.tion, is the t vredneda' ouraeu uiuu
election of two United States senntors. ua oc- I J , m .
currence that has not happened since Tonnes- j At last accounts Liszt was in Pesth, Wach
see was entitled to two seats in the senate of I tel in Berlin, Rubinstein and Mane Heil
the United Statei. One will be elected for , bronn in St. Petersburg, Clara Schumann and
what is known as the long term a period of 1 Pauline Lucca in Baden-Baden, Wagner and
six years and I
the other to fill the- unexpired I
term of Andrew Johnson, a period of four
years. The followiig are the most prominent
candidates for thesf high positions: General
W. B. Bate, Governor I. G..Hurris, Senator
D. M. Key, Judgo P. Tumey and Hon James
M. Bailey. There 'aro many others who de
sire to honor their State by being chosen for
these high places, dnd fully expect to be, re
garding themselves as dark horses who
will be in at the finish. These are
classed as lightning candidates, with a-poor
prospect of being struck. If we were dis
posed to hazard ahything on the result, we
shnuld single out-General Bate as reing rea
smably sure of cledfion,with a very fair show
also for Governor fllarris. Tho election of
State oilicers is alio a theme of much com-J
nient. The c fficeajof " comptroller, secretary
of state and treasurer are the three principal j
onps. There arc a larger number of candi- j
dates for tho last two, but for the first there !
are very lew, the prrent incumbent being
consider d as aluihst certain of re-election.
Treasurer Morrow if not a candidate for re
election. Colonel Diaries N. Gibbs, the af
fable and popular sfcretary of state, is in the
field for re-clectioa,ibut' will have a host of
Tr.e ijtatedebt will, as usual
occupy mucc ' ".usntrand time ol
hers, and well it in$ lor it is decidedly the
most vital subject U?be acted upon. Some
will favor a higher pXe of taxation than that
now in praciice;kidpe advocate a still lower
rati, while manywdl argue that a comnro-
.mise is. the only;safy.for ourcommpnweallh.
"Whatever" may be' done, we hope-it will
result in great good, and place the credit
of the State where it belongs, as
high in the scale as any in the Uniom Tho.
dog law is another point that many of the
country members will turn their attention to,
as it is regarded by their constituents
as biing a farst-clas3 nuisance and an in
fringement on the rights of an American citi
zen, though we unaerstand it has had the
effect of making more negroes pay their poll
tax than any act ever passed by our legisla
ture. Not half as much is being written and
Eaid a out retrenchment and reform as here
tofore, but we predict that this subject will
be acted upoi: and vigorously earned out.
Parties anticipat'ngrunning for some good fat
office with scarcaiy any work had better keep
it to themselves until the general assembly
aujourns sine tue, ior tne retrenching com
mittee is pretty apt to bring perquisites down
to the proper dgure these hard times, and
salaries will m reduced proportionately.
There arc many other measures of much im
portance that will demand the attention of
the law-makers, and instead of cramming our
statutes full of new laws, let them put the
old ones in such a shape that they can be en
forced, and nit evaded, as they are almost
every day in every county throughout the
Ex-Spealicr Fahic's View:.
Thomas H. Paine, of Savannah, nardin
county, and ex-speaker of the State senate,
arrived in the city last night, says the Nash
ville Banner of Friday. He is a prominent
candidate for secretary of state, and has' come
down to present his claims to the members
of the legislature for that position. During
an interesting conversation with a Banner
reporter, Mr. Paine said that nearly all the
people residing in the section of country in
which he lives, are in favor of the election of
General W. B. Bate to the position of United
States fsenator. They believe that Tilden
was fairly elected, and is justly entitled to
the highest office within the gift of the Amer
ican people. Although desperate efforts lo
count him out has been made, he was of the
opinion that right and justice would yet pre
vail, and the principles of Democracy be vin
dicated. The Republican leaders would leave
nothing undone to conceal the villainy of the
party of which they were members, but a day
of reckoning would soon come, when then
misdeeds would be exposed. The people of
the south were opposed to another ,ii but
many had said in nis hearing, that tsMvi as
they disliked it, if Hayes were to ba 'naugu
rated by fraud, and their liberties tiirtiilV ned,
they would rally in defense of the Demor ratio
party the party of the people. The inaugu
ration of Hayes would literally end the re
publican form of government in the United
States, and to such a thing, he did not
believe tho American people would, submit.
The Congressional Committees still at
"J-'I?1 governor jirew may
. Do In .Regard to tho Klec-
Jacksonville. December 30 The senate
committee is still in session. No important
developments have been made. The sub
committee of the house has not yet returned.
"What Governor Drew May Do.
Washington Correspondent N. T. Herald.
The developments in Florida are watched
here with much interest by both sides. The
extreme Republicans assert that even if
Florida is shown to have gone clearly Demo
cratic, the only electors who have the lawful
certificate of the governor have cast the vote
of the State for Hayes, and that they only
can ba recognized. Thus they hold, though
the legislature and the State officers may turn
out to be Democratic, this cannot change the
recorded vote of the electors for Hayes, and
will not electTilden. Some Democrats hold,
however, that the legislature has the right to
take notice of a fraud in the tlectoral re
turns; that it may, on proof that the State
-went for Tilden, give notice that the Hayes
electors were not chosen and had therefore
no lawful existence, and that it may there
upon authorize Governor Drew, who will
come mto office on the second of January.
to appoint and certify the Democratic
electors as being the persons rightfully cho
sen, and send a communication to congress
snowing wnat nas oeen done and asiang
that, as a matter of equity, congress shall
not reject the lawiui electoral vote ol i londa,
simply because by fraud the lawful electors
were denied their certificate in time to meet
on the appointed day. The case thus offi
cially presented, it is held, would then be
analagous to that of Wisconsin in 1856,
when the electors were prevented by a violent
snow-storm from meeting on the day appoin
ted by law. Congress in that case chose to
ovenooK the technical irregularity -and ad
mitted the vote of Wisconsin, both houses by
resolution agreeing to accept the reportof the
tellers who nau counted the vote.
Bulldozing Testimony Ajralnst Gov
eriior Urovcr and Kiector Cronin.
Washington, December 30. The senate
committee on privileges and elections to-day
proceeded with the investigation of the Or
egon case. W. H. Odell testified that after
the Republican electors had asked Mr. Cro
nin for certificates of their election several
times Cronin replied that they might as well
understand first as last he would not crive
them; witness consulted with lawyers, and
was 01 opinion that Uronm had no right as
an elector, and witness refused to act with
Cronin, unless the latter should produce au
thority to act. Cronin then left that part of
uiu room in wnicn tnu college was in session,
and the college organized and cast their votes
for R. B. Hayes for President, and W. A.
Wheeler for Vice-President. Witness re
garded Cronin as an impostor, and the
action of Governor Grover, in issuing
a certificate to Cronin, a3 an outrage
and al hasty business. John C. Cartright,
a Republican elector, corroborated Mr. Odell.
Messrs. Park'er find Miller were appointed
electors by Cronin, but neither received any
votes at tne late election. Five minutes after
Miller and Parker had been called into the
room Cronin left, he and the men appointed
electors by him having finished their work,
and judging from the time spent by Cronin,
Parker and Miller in casting the electoral vote
they could not have complied with the law.
Mr. J. W. Watts gave a detailed account
of liis going to the secretary of state ?vith
Cartwright and pdell to get certificates, and
also of the meeting of the electors. His tes
timony did not differ from the statements of
Odell and Cartwright. The postofnee he re
signed was worth from two to three hundred
dollars per year: he never knew he was inel
igible until after the election; at a meeting
of the college he resigned, and was re-elected
to fill the vacancy; when Cronin was
asked by Odell and' Cartwright, before
if? . v ,- ....
watts & re-elecuon. to show his autnontvto
Flotow m Italy, Yieuxtemp3 in Pans, and
Anna Mehhg in Stuttgart.
Progress of the Congressional Commit
tees Preparations for Monday and
Tuesday Xext The Democratic
While There is Considerable Excltemeii''
and Some Apprehension, it is All but
Certain Thero will be Xo
I?sw Orleans. December 80. Owing i 5
uiu unusually cold weather, the various it
vestigating committees were late in gettin
to work, and up to noon but little had bee
accomplished by either. The senate com
mitteo is engaged in hearing tho Republics!
testimony in regard to the "bulldozing" i
Ouachita parish, and the senate sub-com
niittee in relation to East Baton Rouge. Th
intnest in the investigations has abated con
siderably, owing to the surfeit of contradi''
tory testimony and the approaching 6tmggl
of the parties for the control of the Stat-'
The Democratic Flan.
Icw York World.
NEW-OiTi-EAA-s, December 26. The ap
proach of the day for the assembling of tho
legislature seems to have inspired tho Re
publican leaders with intense alarm. For
some days past rumors have been circulated
to the effect that it is the intention of tho
Democratic members elect to take possession
of the Statehouse. It may be taken for
granted that these rumors are entirely un
unfounded, inasmucii as there is not a
quorum of Democrati'; members in the city,
and 'nly two consultations, and those of
m f a general character, have a3 yet been
held jy them. One filing, however, is abso
lutely certain, and ihni. is thut wVinterpr nlnn
may be determined upon will be free from
any contemplation ot violence 01 any kind.
The idea of taking forcible possession of the
Statehouse, in face of tbe garrison of United
States soldiers by its side, and of the cer
tainty of the immediate intervention of the
United States forces to restore it to the Pack
ard legislature, is manife3,tly absurd. It
may safely be. assumed thaC no conflict will
be precipitated in this State. Nevertheless,
the State authorities have iiarricaded the
Statehouse at all the main entrances, leav
ing open only one small Side door on Royal
street, leading to the executive apartments.
As far a3 the weight of individual opinion
isdicrstes anything, the programme to'be pur
ged by the Democrats is substantially
ihis: The Democratic members. -of the
house returned elected by the com
missioners statements will appljforadmis
sion to the hall of the house of representa
tives. Of course they will be refusev- They
will then assemblo at some other plaice, prob
ably Odd Fellows' hall, and organize. It is
not probable that the Democratic members
will leave tho senate, that being a perpetual
body. The returning board were able to
count in only two Republican majority in the
senate, ana u is not certain that two Itepu oil
can Senators cannot be found to protest
.4. . 1 r i -i, v 1.
"Bcuni uie returning uoara s compuauon
anu join me .Democrats m insisting on nuv
king the count from the commissioners' state
menis, whiiji cle--ts Nicholls and Wiltz by
more than eigh' thousand majority. Since,
under the constitution, it is the duty of tho
legislature 10 compile me votes tor governor
ami neutenant-governor, anu co declare the
result, it is difficult to see how in the case re
ferred to Mr. Packard could eret even a vrima.
fade title. At all events Nicholls and Wiltz
will be declared elected bv the real renresen.
tatives of the people and will take the oath of!
omco. .More than this cannot yet bo fore
seen. Kellogg, before the expiration of his:
term, which ends January 8th, will appoint
the new; supremo court, and the justices will
taire tneir places on ttio ninth.
New Orleans, December 30. While
there is considerable evcitf inant in rocrard t
rtiro-ijwwtiirgmtto'leg'' pre, no one appre-
nenos any collision. ?onitne outlook to
night Governor Kellogg is master of the sit
uation. There are one hundred and fifty
metropolitan police m the statehouse to-night,
as a precautionary measuie acainst its occu
pation by persons claiming to be members of
the legislature and their tnends. Kellogg
win oniy aumit tnose namsa on the list lur
nished by the returning board, and none
others, until organized, fhere are rumors
that Ex-Governor Warmoth is trvinir to form
a coalition with tiie Democrat to get himself
eiectea speauer over iiaan, liovemor net
loge.s candidate, warmoth s movement in.
the matter is the subject of much sptculation
on both side3. The members of the legisla
ture declared elected by the Democratic Con
servative committee have been commifsioned
by Governor M Encry. Tiieir commissions
bear the .seal of the S'ate which was cap
tured m tne memorable contest ot laia.
THE ICE GORGE.
Sixteen Steamboats and as Many Flat
bonts In Danger The Ice Manu
factory Between Here and
A Sea of Ice from Shore to Shore Tho
Weather Intensely Cold The Situa
tlon Anything but IIopefuL
The river was full of heavy running ice
yesterday, two or three times during the
day a gorge would form, but the moss of
heavy floating ice would break it loose and
move it further down. The ice runs very
slowly, perhaps a quarter of a mile an hour.
The prospects are very good for a gorge at
this point, in which condition it mav be found
this moming. Sixteen steamboats, and nearly
as many produce boats, lie at our wharf,
nearly all the former and all of the latter
completely at the mercy of the i;e. Jt was
reported yesterday that the produce boatmen
were making preparations to remove their
jouus wj.me snore in anticipation 01 a proD
able disaster similar to the one that wrought
such destruction to steamers here in Decem
ber, 1872. The Osceola Belle came down
from above yesterday, her officers reporting a
six-mile gorge at Randolph, sixty miles
above here. The Belle could not get higher
than Richardson's, which is the present foot
of the gorge, and had to turn back. Her of
ficers also report that there was no ico run-
ninir in the river below the corcre for several
miles down the river, and thai all the ice pass
ing here is made batween here and Ran
dolph. This is o-ident from the fact that
broad helds of ice passed yesterday as clear as
crystal, with not a particle of snow in its
composition. It was also reported that ice at
least three inches tliick formed in the river
here J; nday night. The towboat Ark raised
steam yesterday, and begun the work of cut
ting away the shore ice. which has formed all
along the river front as far up and down the
river as the eye can see, and which holds in
its grasp all the steamers and flatboats in
port. As soon as she opens the wav she will
remove all the steamboats to a safe harbor at
i ort Pickering, where several are already
moored. The belt of ice alluded to varies in
width, from one to three hundred feet, and
very thick. The edge of the ice belt next the
the current is worn as smooth as if cut -with
a knife by the continual rubbing of the float
ing masses passing down the current. Occa
sionally a jam would occur, which caused
wide gaps between tho iceborgg. The water
in these traps would freeze and form nw
cakes, thus augmenting the great mass of
icebergs tioating by. ihe narrow channel
here, and the immense quantity of ice crowd
ing and jamming through it, the surface
being now a continuous sea of ice from shore
to shore, makes it almost certain that a gorge
will form here, the breaking up cf v.-hich
may cause, thousands of doll
damage to floating craft of every character
The situation is not very hopeful, yet by close
watching and tho observance of every pre
caution, Uie calamity threatened may be
avoided. We would suggest to our river
mends to keen their wcathor p.m th1oi r,A
watch every opportunity to pu in their work
where it will do Uie most good.
vIieyexxe, December 30. A courier in
Fort Laramie, from R.ed-Clopd agency,' re
ports that two. couriers, a mail-carrier and a
wood-chopper left Sage creek early Christ
mas mornlnir. Two hours before sundown
they were struck by a party of tliirty friondly
Indians within sixteen miles of Red-Cloud,
who killed tue two couriers, named Dillon
a. d Keddy; they also mortally wounded the
mail-carrier, who had two sacls of piatter,
and likewise severely wounded the wood
ci ppcr. Tlje wounded only arrived at Red
Oioud day before yesterday, and being ex
posed during the interval to intense cold,
were severely frozen. They report hearing
more filing in their rear an hour after t.h
attacked, and supposed otliej- ot
iciAitu uo anuceu. a party has gone
out from Red-Cloud agency to search for the
Washington, December 30: Senator Ferrj had a
long lnterricw to-tiaj with tne resident.
Wanhi.nrtnn. December SO: Tho housa tact at
noon UMlar and immediately adjourned toWeducs-
aar next, owing 10 tne nam 01 a quorum.
New York, December 30: Daild Dudley FleU has
been nominated tor congress to fill the unexplrxl
term ot Smith Hr, who was elected major cf tnli
Now York. December 30: The steamship Crown
Prince, which arrived here this morning, brought
two hundred and twenty-fire thousand pounds specie
Toronto, December 30: The engineers ot the
Grand Trunk railway abandoned their train lait
night and went on a strike to-day. The trains de
serted are everywheie on tho track.
New York, Deceriber 30: The fire last night at
187 Bowery, damnged the building and stock to the
amount ol thirty-live thousand dollars. The Iojs It
distributed among several occuyanU.
St. Albans, December 30: The Grand Trunk engi
neers have seized the turn-table at Point SL Charles,
and refuse to let any trains pass. The Montreal au
thorlUes have been appllci lor aid.
Atchison, Kan., December 30: A dispatch fiom
Topeka announces the appointment ot Judge . 1L
Ilarton. ot this city, as chief -lustiee of the supreme
court of Kansas, ru.TuaKB Mngiaan, reaUnd.
Columbus, December JO: Mrs. Joserb Kellerwrw
fatal ly bumed this morntop by the explusto:! of a ani
on lamp, which she as lighting. She dka ter
four hours, portions of her body being bumed 10 a
San Francisco, December 30: A Portland dlv
patch says A. T. Wheeler and J. M. Johns, sub
poenaed by the congressional committee to testify in
the Watta-Cronln case, leave to-morrow for Washing
ton. Toronto, December 10: The engine-drivers on tho
Grand Trunk railway struck this evening. This, to
gether with the severe snow-stonn now In progress,
has brought the passenger and freight tralllc to a
HAETilAN DAUDISTEL At St. Teter's Church.
Louisville, Ky.. December 26th. Mr. J. A. IUbtmas.
of Memphis, Term., and Miss Lni Dcoistkl, of
Louisville, Ky. No cards.
BUCKINGHAM NASH On Thursday, December
28th, at St Paul's Church, New Orleans, by Rt.
Her. J. P. B. Wllmer, D.D., Bishop of Louisiana,
assisted by Eev. H. H. Waters, M.A., Hector of SL
Paul's Church, M. S. Buckingham, of Memphis,
Tennessee, and Annie Gefford, eldest daughter of
the late Theophllas Nash, of that city. No cards.
BILL Of consumption, Mrs. Julia a. Hiix.
Friends and acquaintances, and those of J. A. and
K. E. Nevlls, are Invited to attend the funeral, from
residence. No. 28 "Allen avenue, this (SUNDAY)
afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
EBSKINE On Friday. December 20th, at 3 o'clock
a.m., Aknie, wife of George Ersklne, at his resi
dence, on the lower Bandolph ro.td, four miles from
Friends and acquaintances of the family are In
vited to attend her funeral, from St. Bridget's
Church, this (SUNDAY) afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
Carriages In attendance.
LEDBETTER The funeral of Harriet S. Led
better, wife of J. N. Ledbetter, will take place from
the residence of S. P. Ledbetter, No. 177 Third
street, this (SUNDAY) afternoon, at half-past 2
o'clock. Services by Rev. Dr. G. T. Stainback.
BSKINEOn Saturday, December 30th, Mart
Le Contk Erskine, infant daughter of Dr. Alex
ander and Mrs. Louisa Ersklne.
Due notice of the funeral will be given.
GBIDEB At the residence of W. H. Grlder, near
Mcirson, Alabama, yesterday moming, December
30th, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grlder, mother of W. IL
Grlder, in the 7l)th year of her age.
Friends of the family are Invited to attend the
funeral from the residence of A. J. Roach, No. 218
Hernando street, this (SUNDAY) evening at three
A NGERONA LODGE, No. 168, will
-CA. hold Its stated communication to-mor
row (MONDAY) evening, at 7 o'clock, for
au ai. ii.-a ore iraternauy inviieu.
By order of C. W. MOSBY, W. M.
C. G. Locke, Secretary.
AND TO ARRIVE.
100 cases 2, 6 and 10-ponnd Tin-lard
1000 buckets Fairbanks Lard.
So half-boxes Falrbanks's lard.
25 ilerees Falrbanks'3 Lard.
50 barrels Fine Hams.
800 boxes Crackere.
250 hexes Cheese.
100 barrels Oranges.
200 boxes Codfish.
150 barrels Nuts (all kinds).
10 lihds. Cocoannts.
Oliver, Finnie & Co.
No. 2435, R. D. In the Chancery Court of Shelby
county, Tennessee. T. E. Upshaw vs. Uouthem
luuiroaa Associauon, 5. li. :dg;ir ana a. s.
It appearing from affidavit Iilll In this cause that
the defendant, the Southern n.i!!m.nl Anorlnttnn.S.
IL Edgar and H.S. McCombs, ure non-residenU of
It Is therefore onlered, That they make their ap
Pearance herein, at the courthouse In tha cltv of Mem.
Phis. Tennessee, on or before the first Mond.iv In
February, 1877, and plead, answer or demur to com
plainant's bill, or the same will be taken for con-
lessea as to them, and it set for hearing exparte;
andth.it a copy ot this order be published oucea
week, for four successive weeks. In the Memphis Ap-
Tvi.nl Thfa flOth ilfn- f rttuumrui. torn
A copy attest: EDMUND A. COLE,
Clerk and Master.
By R. J. Black, Deputy C. and M.
Humes & Poston, SoK for compl'L su
Just Received !
20O brls. Clioice Oranges.
100 boxes Choice Oranges.
200 brls. Choice Apples.
5 brls. Cnrrants.
200 pkgs. Raisins.
lOOO pounds Figs.
500O ponnds 3futs (all kinds).
at very loivprices to Cash bnyers
MEMPHIS FRUIT CO.,
287 Main Street.
M. D. JOHNSON, President,
J. U. UKllfilNG. Cashier.
J. L. cor, Ass't Cashier.
Mechanics and Traders Bank,
Xo. 9 Madison Street,
Transacts a Banking and Brokerage business.
Bonds. Stocks. Serins and SiiHtioa tjoncmiii!-
Makes a specialty of paying taxes, furnishing
Loans negotiated, and money advanced upon local
securities and other approved collateral.
rrompi attention given to collections.
DRS. A. WESSON & SONS,
9,zlQ MA,LV STREET. TEETH EXTRACTED
niilirt,.0i,TeeUiror Sla Chlldren'f teeth regu-
vwt;, via tctmmmj lenna.
HAVE JUST OPENED A VERY CAREFULLY
selected stock of
6EXTS' FURNISHING GOODS
nt tho above place, and will offer this week
special bargains. In
Neckwear, Handkerchiefs and t; loves.
T. J. 3teCAKTIIY,
MSlfc gain. 2 doom XortU of JTeCTerMon.
IVrMttf ftS Weir Ami-
COMMITTEE Of ARRANGEMENTS.
IAli&ES T. CURTIS,
2U2 Front Ht Memphis, Tcnn.
Liberal a-lvances nude on cotton consigned to
Sprngue. Boole & Co.
W. Z. MITCHELL'S
English and Classical School,
Xo. St8 Serod Street.
For terms and circulars ddH'
. SURGEON DENTIST.
. .... '
xva .nam nireet.
EXTRACTED WITHOnTt PTW.
By the use of Dtrre KitnniOrtiin ru
BP" Send stamp for his Dental Manual on tho
eare and preservation of the natural teetn.
Ve bes t to the people cf JHcmphlH and vicinity, that in order to
reduce oar IM3IKXHE STOCK of
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods!
previous to our Animal Stoek-4nkinj''' yebroarylst. "Vc propose to ofl'cr
the sreatFHt indnreuientx ever tfore hoivn on the American
Continent. TVc will sell
Mntelnssc Dress Gootl., l3Ifnaibe Clotli, English I5rcss
Goods, at n very ffirext sacrifice.
BLACK CASHMERES. 50c, 03c and 73c-
AT EX.TIIAOItniX.ftIIjV Mff PRICES.
Table Linens, Napkins. Towels. Irish Llnsns.
oil at greatly reduced prices. Blanket. Comforts and H
Cloth (10 peryarrt. Cloths. Casslmeres. Jeans
reduced; ncsings reduced; rercalesreilneed:
reduced; Trimmings and Buttons redca-d: All
842, 244 and 246 Huia St.
Velvet Cloakn. Velvet CInal
31atclne nrti Ecavcr CloJ
Clonics nt S. SC. 87, eA. 81C
Itlark Mllkwut ?f?.iI 2...SI s
Ileal Iiace Cnllr.
Fan;, isiili and
Wraps bow dexlcns.
Mirn' HiteM. stlsoW iiZ
Children's AValklnr Suits less
Children's Cloaks ntcost. mas
cniitu-?, 4acks. Hoods. Doll:
Chlldrt a'ri 1'ur Sets at less tlu
InrYintM' Cloaks at a
Jnrants7 V. liito JL,ace
Jn rants' i iiilcrivear
:nnintsT Itonnets and
CONFIRMS THE NEWS
Wilson Shuttle Sewing Machine
received the highest award for best family
machine la the world, for Simplicity, Durability,
Light Bunnlns, Quiet and Rapid Stitching. New
btop-motlon. Largest Capacity, Superior Workman
ship; best of material used in construction; wearing
parts adjustable; doing all kinds of work from finest
of lace to heaviest of cloth. A written guarantee to
keep machines In complete order, free of charge, for
five years, accompanies each machine. Catalogue
of style and prices ot machines; also, catalogues of
the celebrated G LOVE-FITTING BAZAR PAPER
PATTERNS, f ent free to any address.
Old Machines, of any make; taken In exchange, at
fair value. Needles and attachments sold for all
machines. Also, neatly repaired.
JAMES A. SWAINE & CO.,
Xo. 272 Second gtrccf, Aycrg Building.
Plantation for Sale or Lease.
THE well-known Walnut Grove Plantation, In
Coahoma county, Mississippi., :t mite from
RoblnsonTllla Landing, consisting of absut 1200
acres clear land and about i:itH) acres woodland.
Offers will be reeelved bs JUSTH&CO., 19 Broad
street. New Yorir.
l ESTABLISHED 1840.1
J. &.J. STEELE SCO.
No. 1 Exchange Building,
163 Front street, Memphis, Tennessee.
Are prepared to handle WHEAT on commls-
slon. Sacks furnished on orders.
Paris, New York, Milinery
have received a fresh line of 3rushEIHatJ;
V V all colors and shapes, the verv litest les al
real ostrich tips, for 25c. We have niso i me lot cf 1
real ivory good Chains, Sets, Cro9ej, como.
t anj, etc, ior nne presenu ior the coming nouqja
uur nair biock was never so comWeM. ami dcm
caeap oa we present oeauuiui nair Dlsn
nothing ot our fine curls. We make haiJ
cnains, crosses, sets, caarms, etc, to oil
have also a fine lot of Saratoga Invlilhies J
will sell at S5 each Perfumerr and Tollrt 1
Come and sen our goods. We are so dptorrl
sell that you must not go awayunlesa you hS
THOMAS J. BEASLEY,
230 TROUT STBEET,
t 2J"airihI. Tel
OF MEMriHS, 1XX'.
J. LEVY, President. & E02G, Cash!
in, Asa t uunitr.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING
chance and Collection Bn.it rtc.
Orders for the Durcbaicond ails of local II
Stocks and Strips executed wins pmnptness anil
inx-payiEg senps always on hand, J
viiAx io ivr sale on .r . .. -i
gf m- - uasurp.T5-t j iacuiuf-s ior iie pr
Hill III I in, nil I tllll III! Mi all Uv-Tl I icoj uiu
iron uus iaz arixst to r rit a continuance ta
, conncencererOT in and pannage bestowed
itaunneine pc?i ten years.
Sow York Itrnneli : LEATl" & BOI
an. sa Kxrnange 11 aee.
CS10S ASD PIASTKE3 BiXS OV Mir
Memphis. Temu.De;raber . 1876. -OT0CKH0LDER3
ore herebr nollflid tW
O election for Fifteen Dlre-iore, to servo fcl
DAT, January 8, 1877, from 10 a.m. to 2.p.m!1
Annual Clearing Sale
c. 20? , o3e and 40o.
K-ED! REDUCED! BEDUUSu: a
Ratio of i
to receipts j
roiicies in .