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KNOXVILLE, TENN.: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1S75.
WHOLE NO 1912
Chahmtoh, 8. C.Dec. 21. Got. Cham
berlain h refused to issue the commissions
of Whlppef and ex-Gov. Moses, Ibe obnox
ious Judges elect, giving the following
statement of hi reasons ;
I decline to sign the commissions of W.
J. Wbipper and J. F. Moans, Jr., elected aa
Judges of the Circuit Court of this Bute by
the General Assembly, on the 16th Inst., for
terms to begin August 20, 1876. By the
Constitution of tho State, the Judges of the
Circuit Court are to be eleoted for terms of
four years. Ity a series of adjudicated cases
in the highest Court of the State, extending
from 1821 to 1872, it has, in my judgment,
been determined that oftieers elooted under
tho provisions of luw similar o this provis
ion of the present Constitution are entitled
to bold their otliccs for the full term pre
scribed by tbe Constitution or laws under
which the election is held. It follows that,
aa the terms of the present incumbents of
the o Clces to which the above named per
sons claim to havo been eleoted on the loth
inst., will not expire until after another
general election of members of tbe General
Assembly, tbe prosont General Assembly
has not the right to elect their successor
while in some cases presenting similar legal
questions it may not be required of the
(over nor to decline to issue commissions.
The circumstances of the present case com
pel me to this course.
(Signed.) " H. Chamberlain,
" Governor of South Carolina.'
I'im.ADKi.PHiA, Dec. 21. At a meeting
of the Presbyterian Ministerial Association
resolutions were adopted instructing tbe
pastors of Presbyterian churches to prepare
a history of theirchurches inorder to carry
out tho desiro of the General Assembly,
which appointed a committee to consider
the propriety of the Church taking part in
the Centennial anniversary. The Assembly
has designated the first Sunday in July,
1870, as a day of praise and thanksgiving.
Oalvkston, Dec. 21. Advices from
Eagle Pass state that three hundred Co
manche Indian warriors are reported by
Mexican traders at Canon of San Kodgers,
forty milos above Rimalo. It is thought
that their object iu gathering there is to
make raids into Texas.
Dispatches from Fort Clark state a party
of Mexicans crossed the river twelve miles
below San Felipe and surprised Pond's
Ranche, killing three men and enpturing
all the arms and horses and six hundred
head of cattle. Companies of citizens are
organizing to follow them. Much trouble
A terrible massacre is reported near
Alokis, in tho Indian Nation. The bodies
of four persons were found burned beyond
recognition. Others were whites. A pony
with a lady's aid saddle, a dog and a gun
were found near by. Three men who were
seen riding nine milos from the spot are
supposed to have done the Bhooting. Tho
prairie was fired to destroy tbe trail.
Richmond, Va. Deo. 23. A ton seconds
earthquake, immediately followed by a
briefer one, at forty minutes past eleven lust
night, has created much alarm, loo oscil
lations from south to north were felt at
several points in tho State.
KiciiHOKD, Va., Dec 23. The shocks
felt hero last night wcro veritable earth
quake shocks, and no mistake. No com
parison can be made with any similar ante
cedent event, inasmuch as it wns the first
ever experienced hereabouts. The state
menu of persons residing in different sec
tions of the city coincide in the main as to
the vibrations, duration and force of the
A short time after the cessation of tbo
shocks the streets were alive with frighten
ed and excited peoplo. Many made their
way to the newspaper and telegraph o luces
to learn the extent of the phenomena, while
others of a more nervous temperament re
mained in the streets for hours, not daring
to re-enier tneir nouses tor rear or a repeti
tion of the shocks; but the remainder of
the night pnssod off without further dis
turbance. To-day this remarkable epoch iu Kich-
mond's history was tho ganeral topio of
conversation, u being uiscussci iu mi its
phases, each, one having ins own experience
Telegrams from various points in Vir.
rin ia report shocks similar to tlmse felt
here. In some places a greater number of
shocks are reported than in others. None
of the reports agree as to the direction of
oscillation. As fur as heard from, theshocks
were not felt south of Petersburg, west of
Lynchburg, norm of Alexandria, nor east
of City Point. On James river, along tho
Chesapeake and Ohio ltailroad, the shocks
were felt as far as Staunton, 150 miles
northwest of Kichmond. They were also
felt along the line of tbe Kichmond and
Danville Railroad to the southern border of
tbe State, The probability is that the
shocks in Richmond were as severe as at
any other point, as no damage worth men
tioning is reported from any direction.
Sam Fbancisco, Deo. 23. A dispatch
from San Diego confirms the report of an
archy in Sonora, Mexico: that a revolution
is in progress, and the aqui Indians are
in revolt. Gov. Pesquiera has levied a
special tax to carry on the war. Tho revo
lutionary party reported, are about toj in
vade Sinaloa, and business is prostrated.
No further demonstrations have been made
by the banditti at Oampa. Tbe presence of
a posse rrom Ban Uiogo keeps them tenv
porarily quiot, but they threaten rovengo
lor enooting and hanging their comrades in
tho recent raid. Lopez has been iu com
mand of the banditti si. ;e tbo ueuth of
Couege. 1 he Mexicans living on the border,
with but few exceptions, are in league with
UiO banditti. A cavalry company will
leave here to-morrow for San Dieiro."
Pout Jkbvis, Dec. 23. Joseph II. Dick
er, of Liberty, Hullivau couuty, shot his
w-te and cut his own throat, financial
dillicultiesare thought to be the cause.
Noaiol.K, Doc. 23, The stockholders of
tbo Atlantic, Mississippi ana Ohio Railroad
met cere '.o-uay ana re-elected Ucu. i
niuuouo rresiueni lor live years, and ul.-o
tun old Board ot Directors.
Ikdianafolis, ltfi., Dee. 2C.-r-IIarry
Holloway, - Superintendent of the Post
Office has bean iadietad by the graud Jury
vu vuaigo hi rucmviug a urine irom W.
C. Mason in consideration for scouring
the contract for repairing mail bags. Hol
loway resigned and demands immediate
Oemiva, N. Y., Dec. 24. Tbe While
Spring farm buildings and mansion wore
burned to-day. It was owned by James O.
fcihel'lon. xue loss is estimated at $ oU.WO.
Washiuqtok, Dec. 23.--The following
Southern Special Agents of the 1'. 0. De
partment have been dropped:
C. S. Bell of Missouri, Henry Booth of
Georgia, G. B. Chamberlain of Ueorgia,
w. t. vox ol Texas, A. 1". litiggins of
Mississippi, and Z. D. Kamsdell of West
The following Spocial P. 0. Agents have
boen reappointed, with their headquartors:
L. M. Terrell, Atlanta ; W. L. Hunt, St.
Louis; S. D. Brown, Louisville; Tbos. B.
Long, Salisbury, N. C; J. R. Jolly, Now
Orleans; W. P. Kdgerton, Little 'Rock;
John Frey, Atlanta, (in.: Jno. It. Minnis,
New Market, Tenn : T. Jt. Hhalcross,
Attorney-General ricrrepom tny there
is no truth in the report that the Pre-ddcn!
tavors the pardoning ot Joyce.
On and after li-reiuiier 2lMh, 187.", a tlrst
class stoum "sirou" will be sounded at Cape
llcnlopen beacon-light station, during thick
weather, by a blast of tl seconds intervals
(or 8'J seconds.
Secretary Brirtow decides that the cos
tumes for the "Carobellian PcKakin So.
ciety" to be used for a procossion on New
Year's evening can not bo admitted duty
free under the head of "regalia."
Boston, Deo. 24. The Harvard accepts
tho Yules challenge for the eight-oared
Baltimore, Dec. 24. Mrs. Elizabeth
Sinclair and Mrs. Sallio Strieker have been
arrested for producing abortion upon Mrs.
Elizabeth Aye, who died from the effects of
San Fbancisco, Dec. 24. Twonioro com
panies have brcu ordered to the Sonera
CmcAno, Dec. 21. Eleven Important
business houses at Red Oak have been
burned. Loss, $05,00(1.
Msarnis, Dec. 24. A. Woodward, who
absconded two years ogo with $160,000, and
a defaulter as County Trustee, has been
brought from San Francisco and lodged in
jail. Ho threatens to make it warm for
others who shared in the embezzlement.
Boston, Dec. 24. The creditors of Fer
dinand Oildowski accept 38, cents on tho
Philadelphia, Pa., Dee. 25. Carl
Ruhl, editor of tbe German Democrat, and
a well-known journalist, is dead.
Trenton, N. J, Dee. 26. The ninety
ninth aniversiary of the battle at Trenton
will be celebrated Monday next.
New UK no, N Y., Deo. 23. The Hudson
river is open here.
NasuviLLE, Dec. 20. At a social party
near Gallatin, Joel Barnes shot and killed
Jack Budlette, in a quarrel over the posses
sion of a chair.
St. Louis, Dec. 27. The Police are or
dered to arrest everybody engaged in sell
ing Missouri State or other lottery tickets.
Mkmi'his, Dec. 27. Col. Galloway, ol
the Appeal, lost his right eye, had his
nose broken nnd received other probably
fatal wounds by tho explosion of a toy
cannon. Two other persons were badly
Jacksonville, III., Deo. 27. The stock
yards and sale stables belonging to How
ai d Thompson toeethor with a large quan
tity of hay, corn and oats, and Mrs, Fay's
dwelling were burned on last Saturday
night. Total loss $20,000. Tho latter was
insured for $15,000 in the Franklin Insur
ance Company of Philadelphia. The fire
was undoubtedly the work of an incendi
Cincinnati, Dec. 27. The hogs
slaughtered up to date, number 828,'JoO ;
up to the same time last year, 328,205.
Lowkll, Mass., Dec. 27. The 80th an
nual statistical report, issued this week,
shows that in the Lowell mills there are
800,000 spindles and 187,750 looms, 10,500
female and 7,000 male operatives, 3,100,-
out) yards of goods are produced per week,
00,000 yards of woolens, 40,000 yards of
carpeting, 2,500 shawls, and 20,000 dozens
ot Hosiery. J. here are consumed weekly.
903,000 pounds of cotton and 152,000
pounds or wool, me number ot yams
dyed and printed per annum is 08,880,000.
Nearly all these items are in excess over
last year's figures, and some of thoui very
Qlincv, III., Dec. 27. lion. W. A.
Richardson died of paralysis. Col. Rich
ardson served live tonus in tbo National
House of Representatives, and was elected
to fill tho vacancy in theSenate occasioned
by the death of Hon. Stephen A. Doug
lass. His age was sixty-four years.
Boston, Dec. 27. Tho trial of Abra
ham Jackson, tbe well known stock broker,
fur forgery, has commenced.
At the Methodist preachers' meeting here
to-day an effort was made to havo placed
before the public a paper setting forth the
views of the meeting with reference to the
third term speech of Bishop Haven, but
Lawrence, Mass., Deo. 27.-The Pacific
Mills, employing 5,000 operatives, have
given their employees notice that they will
reduce wages from 10 to 15 per cent, on tho
first of January. The proprietors state
that they are obliged to either muke tho
proposed reduction or clo?o doors.
Haiirisiu'iki, Pa., Deo. 27. Hampton
Miller, aged l'J years, shot his stop-father,
Thomas Morgan, to-day. Morgan had
been to a lodge meet iog and was shot in
the back while packing some books away.
The murder was premeditated. Four
weeks ajo he (Morgan), received a letter
warning him to be carclul, as a member of
a certain society had been deputised to
kill him if he came in his way. The writer
expressed a willingness to doit himself,
and said: "For God s fake keep out of my
way, fur I must do it if tlicie is any
show." It is believed his wife was cogni
zant of the plot to kill hor husband.
Proviiienck, 11. I., Dec. 27. Phil
lip tiollergher was drunk, and whilo at
tempting to kick hi wile be killed his
year old child which shohad iu her anus.
Lawkk.ni'E, Mass., Deo. 27. Nettie
fmith and Ann Conlins aged respectively
0 and 11 years, were drowned by the ice
breaking through wi.li thciu whilo skating.
Boston, Deo. 27. Tho Bchooiier N. 11.
Gould lelt Hyannes for Boston on tlie'JSth
ult., and it is believud that it was foundered
in a gale that night with nil bands onboard,
Nkwiiuko, bi. Y., Deo. 27. A mur
der occurred at a cock-tight here lust
HAsTiNus-oN-TnE-HuDsos, Dec, 27.
The Hudson River Sugar Refinery, owned
by Kathborn, Hope, Ott'erman & Doeher,
is burned. Loss, $500,000. Insurance,
leas than $300,000. One hundred and tit
ty persons out of employment. Two were
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The Seoretary
of the Centennial Commission has letter
announcing that ths editors of Indiana,wlth
their wives, numbering about 200 persons,
will visit Philadelphia about the Kith of
January, for the purpose of viewing the
An inter-national regatta, under the
auspices of tbe United States Centennial
Commission, will take place in the harbor
of New York on or about the 22d of June,
1870. This regatta will be open to all
yachts belonging to organized yacht olubs.
The Centennial Commission will award
medals and diplomas to ths winning
yachts of each class in addition to priies
offered by the yachting organization. Ar
rangements for this regatta have been
placed in the hands of a rommitton, of
whicb George 8. KingsUmls, Commodore
ot the Now ork iacbt Club, is Chairmnn,
Jno. 8. Dickerson, Commodoro of the
Brooklyn Yacht Club, Secretary, and other
prominent gentlemen, who will have the
arrangement of details.
asm I noton, I), t ., Dec. "c the
Inter-Ocean has four columns about how
llabcock and tho whisky men of Chicago
will appear beforo a Congressional Com
mittee end make a clean breast of it and
eecapo under the law which prevents pun- I
ishnienton evidence elicited by such a
Committee. The plan, aecordiug to the
Inter-Ocean, includes the implication of
Bristow and the rest.
There is no foundation for the rumor in
St, Louis that Mr. Mariscale, the Mexican
Minister, has made a contract with Gens.
Shelby and Bacon, of Montgomery, for
emigration to Mexico. Mr. Mariscale
says he has no instructions to enter into
such agreements, and there is no olllcial
agency for emigration to Mexico estab
lished in this country.
The Executive Ollice will be closed to
general visitors until January 3d. The
War and Navy Departments will close at
During the week the President has recog
nized Freiderica Granadas, as Vice Consul
to Spain at Savannah.
The demand of Hubbard, of San Francis
co, who assigned, in 1870, his claim for
goods destroyed by the Alabama, to Osgood
& Stetson, to Jsecuro n loan of $."00
was under consideration to-day. Hub
bard claims that tbe assignment was collat
eral to secure the loan. Osgood & Stetson
olaim it was a bona fide purchase, which
view the Alabama Claims Commission sus
tained, and giving Hubbard's award to Os
good & Stetson, which was $9,000. Hub
bard's attorneys have filed a bill for an
injunction to prevent the payment of the
award to Osgood & Stetson.
In alluding to the Inter-Ocean publica
tion the Star says General Babcock this
morning called upon Secretary Bristow
and stated with considerable force of rhet
oric that tbe publication, in so far as it con
cerned him, was a malicious falsehood. To
a Star representative he stated, "It is an
infamous lie from beginning to end."
Tho Comptroller of the Currency calls
for the condition of the National Banks on
the close of business Friday, December 17.
Information has been recoived that sev
eral native tribes encouraged by the success
of the Grelac tribe near f 'ape Palmers,
made an attack recently on tho settlers in
another part of Liberia, but were vigorous
ly repulsed. A private letter says that the
peace of the Republic is somewhat dis
turbed by tho question of color. President
Roberts is much embarrassed on this ac
count the fact of his not being of pure
African blood being objectionablo to many
who are. An intelligent negro from the
West Indies is the principal agitating spir
it, who seoks to establish a political color
test, taking the side of the blacks against
those of light complexion. Tbe more or
derly of the Liberians would rejoice if they
could bo relievod of the leader in this course
Nev Yobk, Dec. 27. The bodies of two
men, aged respectively 25 and 45 years,
were nonr Newark, N. J., supposed to have
Imports lust week : Dry goods, $0'J3,
053 ; merchandise, $107,340.
Specie imports last week: $12.52;, of
which $12,200 were gold coin.
Specio exports lust week : $203,785,
principally silver bars.
Qieesstown, Dec. 21. Tlio steamship
Kcnitsworth, which left Liverpool on the
13th, and tuis point the following day for
Philadelphia, has roturned here, having lost
London, Deo. 21. Tho Times has a
special telegram from I'enang, saying that
General Calborne reports be has taken Kin
tali without any loss, Maharajabs, Isniael
and Lei a havo tied to Palane.
Tho Times' correspondent writes the only
explanation of Montenegro's uttitudo, and
that is the hope tbat he will be allowed to
interfere in favor of Herzegovina. A note
containing tho proposals ot tho Northern
powers to Turkey is about to be sent to
Kngland, France and Italy, with invita
tions to join in their support.
Put Into Holvliead with tho loss of her
maintopsaSlyunI, I he bai l; Capri from Liv
erpool lor Tybee. and the bark Sbur ken hoc,
from Bristol for Peiisacola, before reported
abandoned ; was passed December 10th, in
latitude 38, longitudo 17".
Havana, Dec. 24. Careful inquiring
fails, at tho otlico of the Chief of Police and
Custom House, to confirm tho rumor of the
presence of Win, M. Tweed in this city.
New Yokk, Dec. 27. Mr. Lavallcy,
President of the French Society of Civil
Engiucers, and inventor of the powerful
apparatus which contributed to the rapid
Construciion of the Suez Canal, announces
that fifteen experimental soundings havo
been made in the straits of Dover, and in
none of them wcro tho results unfavorable
to the possibility of boring a tunnel to join
France and England. And Mr. Lavullev
adds that all the engineers are agreed that
the completion of tho project is only n
question of time and money.
London, Dec. 27. Herr l'enner, n cor
respondent of the Sjhlisischi ZoLung in
Bosnia, has been arrested, imprisoned, and
maltreated by the Turkish troops. The
Berlin foreign olUoer is asked to interfere.
Berne, Dec. 27. During the celebration
of Christum.-' in a school bouse at Hellidan,
canton of Argun, the floor gave way, kill
ing eighty persons and wounding fifty oth
ers, some seriously.
Sam Sebastian, Deo. 27. Owing to the
vigorous bombardmeut of Bernard by tb
Carlists, the situation there has bocome
critical, and it is thought probable that the
garrison will be compelled to evacuate,
unless promptly reinforced.
, 1 1HE SOUTHS BIG SHARE.
Tw. hit two lloii 4 balrnmatihip
ilvr. in (bat Hectloa.
BytlMia h U New York Tribune.
Wakhisiuon, Deo. 21. The excite
iiiciii nvx the appointment of the
t'oiiiinitiei and disappointments of
tbeiuDiubiVtooiiliuua quite unabated
ai l'..' 'inihti who remain, in the city.
An nii'i!yi of lie list teud rather lo
iiicn.i-. than ubate discontent.
Itlw ! i i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 a i mil of :-';! working oom
mitti'i ol i ih Houne, which, in their
full i cl.-, inbraoc the enl ire Imaitiessof
the ei'U i ry, the Southei nor late Wave
Htates l,.ie 22 of ilieir chuirmntishipg,
eiutirueitig such important committees
as those on Klectionx, Judiciary, Com
merce, Pai'lllc Railroad, Post-Olllce,
Naval A Hairs, Railways ami Cuiiulx,
Foreign AflHirs, Claims, Hevlslon of
the Lhwh, Kdiication nnd Lutmr, Dis
trict of Columliiu, PutentH, and many
others. New-Knglaml, with ten Dem
ocrat ic inemlierH, doea not receive i
clmiroiHiiHhip of any kind whatever,
big or little. New York receives two,
those of the llaukiug unit Cur
rency and Civil Service Commit
'ees. iNew Jersey receives nothing.
Petinsylvauia receives those of Appro
priations nnd Invalid Pensions, ami
yet IS'ew-Knglaud nnd the three Htutes
just named have well uigh as largo a
population aa the lr late Slave States,
with u fur larger proportion of old and
experienced Democratic members.
The fact that about the same popula
tion that gets four chairmanships, iu
the North and Kast get 22 in the South,
puts a great many teeth ou edge among
the Northern Democracy; and h is
about as bad for the West and North
West, where only seven chairmanships
in all are given to Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois, Michigan, kViHcmiHiu.lowa, Min
nesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Nevada,
California and Oregon, Indeed, the
last named eight States do not have a
single chairmanship, over 5,000,000 of
people not beiug represented at the
head of any committee. The South
ern States have about one-third of the
population of the whole country to
day, and they get two-thirds of the
chairmanships, and it is very hard to
make Northern and Western Demo
crats contented with such a dis
pensation. Ueueral Banks, elected
by the Democratic party as an
independent, is grossly slighted.
He was for several years Chairman of
Foreign Affairs, and in the second ses
sion of the Forty-second Congress, af
ter lie had vigorously supported Mr.
Greeley, a Republican House, by vote,
continued him in his Chairmanship.
Now he is not only deposed from his
Chairmanship, but is subordinated on
the Committee to Churles James Faulk
ner, of West Virginia, of whom noth
ing more need be said in this connec
tion. Mr. Chittenden, of New York,
is another Independent who is most
conspicuously snubbed. Indeed, the
Independent members, whose course
aided the Democrucy, are less kindly
treated by that party than they have
been by the llepublicuns whom they
hurt. It is no exaggeration to say that
the discontent with the Committee as
signments is widespread, general and
bitter among a large class of Northern
Democrats. Among Republicans there
is very little feeling, as they consider
themselves outsider, with no rights
which Democrats are disposed to re
spect. Iu general, however, leading
Republicans havo been fairly treated,
though it is thought that Mr. Kasson
has ground for complaint in not being
retained on the Ways and Means or
the Appropriations Committee, on
both of which he has bad many years'
The Philadelphia Religious Revival
Philadelphia, December 22. The
audience at the Depot Church, to-day,
was the largest Unit has yet attended.
Mr. Moody discoursed on the subject
of " Prayer and Faith.'
The attendance to-night was not so
large as usual. Mr. Moody culled the
attention of his hearers to one word,
" com passion," and inorder to bring
his theme into prominence cited many
instances' from Scriptures where the
word U employed, aud gave an account
of the cleansing of the leper when
Jesus had compassion on iiim. The
speaker stated a fallen woman had at
tended services on Sunday. She had
been coninced, had gone into the In
quiry Room and been converted. She
had now left her sinful abode and
gone back to her home.
The Inquiry Rooms to-night were
well filled. There will be no preach
ing ou Friday or Saturday nights.
Proposed Investigations of Elections.
Special dispatch to the New York Tribune.
Washington, Dec. 21. Senators
West of Louisiana and Spencer of Ala
bama are preparing to leave for their
respective States to meet the investi
gations that will be made touching the
manner of their election to the Senate.
The Louisiuna Legislature will meet
Juu. 3d, aud it is expected a resolution
to appoint an investigating committee
will be passed immediately after or
ganization. The Democrats suy '.he
evidence against West lias been col
lected uud urrunged, and is ready for
presentation, uud they claim to have
a very strong case against him. The
Alabama Legislature will meet on
Dec. in, when a foruiul investigation
id' tlie charges made against Spencer
will lie again begun.
Bridge Built in Twenty-one Days.
Pltil.AnEi.i-iiiA, Dec. 21. On the
20th of November lust Col. Scott,
president of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company, submitted to Mayor
SUilicly u proposition lo erect a bridge
over the Schuylkill River at Murket
street, where the old structure once
stood, aud to have the same completed
before Uie 1st of Juuury next. This
proposition was accepted, aud at 1
o'clock to-day the bridge was thrown
open to the public, the work of iu
construction having been done in less
than twenty-one days from the time
the Mayor slgued the ordiuauce au
The Pacific Railroads Committee and
Sptcml Taligram to tha Commercial.
Washington, December 22. The
dissatisfaction that was an noticeable
last Monday evening, regarding com
mittees, lias nearly all passed away,
and by the time Congress re convenes,
there will not be a trace of it left.
Whether it was the result of premedi
tation or not, must be surmised, but in
the case of the Pacific Railroads Com
mittee Mr. Kerr appears to have done
all thnt the Texas Pacifio projector
could ask, in the face of his record
against giving Government aid to pro
mote enterprise", and the vot of the
House last week on the subsidy reso
lution. It is hinted to-night Unit the
Speaker, in this, was merely playing a
shrewd game to help Hendricks to the
Presidency. The general Impression
is that no subsidy proposition will be
Indorsed by the House at this session,
for fear it will injure the party pros
pects at the Presidential election next
year. After that no one can tell what
may happen. The appointment of a
committee strongly In favor of the
Texas Pacific will therefore please the
friends of that project, while it will
not be of any real beuefit to them.
The President's Des Moines Speech.
The January number of the Catholic
World contains a remarkable articln upon
Vrosidont Grant's speoch at Des Moines,
Iowa, at tho Convention of the Army of
the Tonnossce, on Septomber 21-'. It pro
fesses to find that all Grant said of the rela
tions of Church and Stuto and of the con
test which he predicted might occur be
tween "patriotism and intelligence on the
one sido, and superstition, ambition and ig
norance on tno otnor," is in portoct accord
with tho teachings of Catholicism. "The
speoch expresses," says tbe Catholic World,
"bottur titan many imagine the common
sentimonts of the American people," and of
urant it oeciares, ' ail must admit that no
is a true American, formed and moulded by
tbo events in which he has moved, and
truly representing the country and the
times." ltatiirmstiiat if Grant's recommen
dations in the speech are adopted the
Church will be contont The articlo is very
ably written, and the process of reasoning
by which the President is made to appear
the champion of the Korean Catholic
theory of the common school system is
really ingonious. but whotbor tho Prosi
dont will accept this argument as the truo
interpretation of his speech is an interest
The Business Prospect.
That observing and caroful commercial
journal, tho New York Bulletin, reports
that the yoar is closing with symptoms of
some improvement in thecondition of busi
ness affair. During this month there has
i i 1 r..ii. ir: .i.. i
um-u n uixrnru inning on ill uiu nuiiiuur ui
failures, which is a rather remarkable fact
considering that the settlements to be made
in the lat month ot tho voar are always
tbe sevoroet tost of tbe rnsourcos of men of
buslnos. iailuros are in tho host times
oxpocted at tho end of the year, but at
present they are few and insigniticant.
Another welcome symptom is the growing
activity in the money market. The Bulle
"It is refreshing to find tho rate for call
loans quoted at plump 7 per cent., and this
not as the result of any temporary specula
tive manipulation, but of a healthier de
mand lor loans, and of a growing disposi
tion throughout the country to employ
capital which has long laid idle. There
Beems to be somo reason to hopo that 187'
will open with a bettor fueling. After all
tho liquidation of the two last years, tho
full in prices, the cutting down of wages,
tho economizing of trade expenditures, the
reduction of rents and tho wnolesalo wei-d-injr
out of weak firms aftor all this
thorough work of reconstruction, business
certainly ought to bo on a basis sale enough
toencourRge production and a generally
freer employment of capital, and merchants
should feel that thoy cun atl'ord to be less
timid than thoy havo boen since the panic."
" Civil Service."
Among the committees appointed by
Mr. Kerr is one ou Civil Service Re
form. The duties of this Committee
are, we believe, to see that good men
are appointed to ollice and kept there
during good behavior. The members
are also to censure all attempts to dis
miss competent men for political rea
sons. This is a good idea, and tiie
sooner the Committee goes to work
the better. Let it inquire how many
competent men, men of honor and
capacity, who have been for years in
the service of the House, have been
dismissed in the past few days. Let it
demand the reasons for these removals,
the names of the persons appointed to
succeed them, ami the reasons for the
appointment of these new men. Let
it summon the Postmaster and ask
him for the names of the battalion of
ex-Confederate soldiers which have
been brought from Alexandria to find
snug berths in the capital they tried so
hard to burn a few years ago. Let it
give the couutry the names of the
members who have recommended the
wholesale removal of old and faithful
and efficient servants of the House to
make room for the squads of ex-Congressmen,
aud rebels who have been quartered
on the House- There is no better Way
to begin this civil serviceinveatigution.
The House is Democratic. If the
Democrats mean to have this reform
now is their chance.
It would not be a bad idea for Mr.
Rlaine to oiler a resolution that will
enable the country to see how the par
ty has observed civil service reform.
In the meantime we would like one of
our correspondents to send us a list of
inese removals, ot tno lime each re
moved officer has served the House, of
those appointed and the names of the
Congressmen securing their appoint
ment. This will make interesting
Christmas reading for " the civil ser
vice reformers." N. Y. Herald Dec.
We have received the prospectus of
a new Republican weekly paper, to be
issued at Chattanooga about the 1st
day of February, Dr. O. A. Oowau
editor. It will be called the Watch
man. Dr. Oowan is a fluent writer,
and will no doubt, make an intereitlng
Kalis no Heal WCars Caaintla
A 'New ensetlj' BIbs Va! y
PraanTlTaala I.atr-" flora It
hita Hld Hor WcBtferfalljr.
From the Lancaster (IV) Examiner.
There are many strange and unusual
things resorted to for the cure of that which
all tlie well-known and common remedies
have been administered. We havo beard
that dog oil and dog moat havo been used,
with benellcial ctlect for lung disoato, nnd
tho Keading Kagley has discov
ered a casein that city. Willi a view of
ascertaining the ell'octs of using that rotne
dy, our reporter culled on a lady in the
southern section of ilin city, a Mrs. Shupp,
residing at tho foot of Second street, who
has been treated, and is at present using
tho oil and meat, Sbo raid that sho had
been given up by tho doctors, who stated
that one of her lungs was, entirely gone.
Several weeks ago the did nothing but
cough from morning until night, and from
night until morning. She had several
hemorrhages, and sho was so weak that she
could hardly get out of bed. After tho
doctors gave her up she had almost given
up all hopo of getting well, and she was
thinking of an oarly death, finally she was
told by a Gorman doctor to use oil render
ed from the fat of a dog, and also to eat tbe
meat. The lady said, "You may think
how 1 felt when I was told to do that. It
was terrible. 1 knew that tho dog was no
animal to eat, ami had never been intended
lor sucn purpose, ifut l was determined
to try it. Lite to mo is swoet, and I made
up my mind to anything if I had faith i.i
it. So 1 got Mr. tV'illiain Hilton, a colored
man, to get me a clean little animal and
kill it. The bind quarters of tho dog were
brought to me, al?o sevornl quarts of oil. I
found no difficulty in taking tho oil, but
whon it came to eating the meat the
thought itself was fearful. 1 lirst fried it
and tried to forco it down tbat way, but 1
failed. 1 was always thinking of w'tat 1 wax
about to eat, and that rather than the taste
of tho moat was what nearly turned my
stomach. Then I triod to eut the moat
cold, but that would not work. Finally, 1
stewed it with a few vegetables and made a
soup out of it, and in that way I forced it
down. I found out tbat the oil was doing
me much good, and 1 thought the meat
would help mo. moro, so 1 determined to
eat it. Now, 1 ran relish it stewed, fried
or cold. A dog la just as clean as a hog
any time, and the meat has a better taste.
I have eaten a whole one and have nearly
finished the socond one. In tbe morning
when I got up the first thing I do is to
swallow a bait cup full of oil, and then I go
down stnirs and eat some of the tlesh stew
ed, and I know that it is doing me good.
My cough is relieved, 1 can sloop at night,
my appetite is good, I feel better and am
stronger. Indued, I pity anybody who has
the consumption, and if I could relieve
anybody, 1 would be willing to walk twen
ty milos to do so. It is a torrible thing, I
assure you, and tho present remedy I am
using seems torrible to contemplute, but it
is not any worse than using cod-iiver oil.
All we have got to do is to tight down the
idea or the though of what it is, and tbe
taking)of it becomes easy afterwards. When
vory cold woather comes, 1 intend to take
considerable exorcise in walking. If 1 go
out now 1 might lake cold. 1 am deter
mined to cure myself." Tho lady laughed
pleasantly, and seemed happy that she
thought there was hone for recovery. She
looKed ns if sho would succeed in getting
entirely woll. After promising to call
again in a month's time to soe how she was
gotting along, tho roporter and his lricnd
gave the lady good aftornoon.
What Might Astoniah a Modern Belle
(From ths Sundsy Times and Messenger. J
imagine what a sensation a lady
would create in these times should she
make her appearance dressed iu the
following costume, a descriptiou of
which is taken from " Maicom's Anec
dotes:" A black silk petticoat, with.a
red and white calico border; olftrry
colored stays, trimmed with blue and
silver; a red and dove-colored gown,
flowered with large trees ; a yellow
satiu apron, elaborately trimmed ; a
muslin head-dress with lacerutlles; a
black silk scarf and a spotted silk
hood. "8uch was the costume worn
by a lady iu 170S." Further on, we
rend of Indies' head-dresses costing
from one to two hundred dollars. A
greutde.i! Ii.is boen said about the ex
travagHiic' of women of the present
day ; but tbe modern I'cli - would stand
agliiist should she b asked to pay two
hundred dollars for a b innct; and it
is doubtful whether the expensive
heud ..-.ir referred to was any more
beco ik to the wearer than the jaun
ty in-- -i.vliwh hats woru bythe"girU
of the period." '
To the Editors of the Chronicle:
i desire to mention through your
columns the names of those students,
who have distinguished themselves in
Powell's Valley High School. It has
required extra deportment and close
application to eutitle a student to a
place among these names. Only those
are mentioned who have averaged
more than four-fifths of perfect grade,
and those interested may feel assured
that whoever is enrolled in this num
ber Is fully worthy of the honor. The
lirst three have deserved the extraor
dinary grade of 'J.li; 10 denoting
Will E. Johnston, Cora Miller,
Sneed Rogers, Lafayette Bruce, Ollie
Petree, Maggie Irwin, Socrates Petree,
Mary Hampton, A. Wyatt Irwin,
Win. McNeely, Frank Me New, Hharp
Richardson, Lou Sharp, Frutik Rich
ardson, TViniie Vanbcbber, Rolert
Maupin, Win. Smith, Maggie Kiu
caid, Alfred Dossett, S. I. Rogers, tieo.
W. lJruniniett, Lafuyette Petree, Eli
(iilreuth, Jas. J. Murs, Mary Sharp,
Whitt W. Smith, Hallie Huttou, W. P.
Roberts. Jeuuie McNeely, Emma
Clark, leo. Clsrk.
J. E. Johnston, Principal.
It will bo remembered that a few
days after Tuft committed suicide in
ChuUauooga,a mail numod Simpson ar
rived there, aud cluiuied that Tuft had
ben his partner, aud robbed him of a
largo amount of money. Simpson
went to Muscle Shouls to get a con
tract, aud there had au attack of de
lirium tremens, and expressed a wish
to he taken to Knoxville. A man,
whose name the Chattanooga Times
did not learn, started with him aud
took him as far as Courtlaud. Simp
sou had about iroUO on his person then.
The next day he was found almost
lifeless on the railroad track, and his