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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL.-- THUBSDAY. NOVEMBER QO. 1879.
3 5 f i I BAYARD, The Man whom the Rank and File of the Democratic Tarty Prefer for PresI dent. Interviewed aa to the Recent Elections and their Results. "If Grant is again IVomlnated by the Republicans It will Only be Because the Leaders cf that Party Desire a 'Strong: Government.' as it Is Called." Washington epccial to the New York World: In conversation with Senator Day ard, at big pleasant residence on the out skirts of the city, his opinion was asked as to tho result or the recent elections in California, Maine, Obio, Pennsylvania and New York: "I presume, S?nator, that these results were a di.snrr:eab!e gurprioe to you on yjur re turn?" "It was disagreeable intelligence certainly to larn that we bad failed to carry New York, but I cannot say I was entirely sur prised by the result i ol the recent elections. Of course," taJ senutor continued, "I think very deeply on these subjects; my mind is lull of tliem, and I could talk to you about th ru by tuejiour. Personally I have no ob lection to make my views koowo, but I am in no haite lo do so, and the proper time wi I 33 jae so n Pnouub. There is tne strong rea ua why I hou d not speak to the public just yt-t. Cofitfren is toon to assemble. The p u ty lea'ii r will meet in Washington and, titer a free andj candid interchange of vijwh, wid cspr-as their sentiments freely -Yr.y views whic!i I may eutHrtuin now are able to be osEettiully modified upon a com j.uiHon of views wiiu my colleagues of the Cii;ite. I (lo not want to appear wiser than thor in 'n, or to pat myseli ia antagonism to ther members ol my party, and no man who 'eels as strongly as 1 do about the questions 'nvolved in our current politics can talk nach j ist now without seeming perhaps to brow biauio on others. As you know, in the ast omjrt'fs 1 cpoecd the course of many if liiy political friends in that body. I Inu.'Lit I hen en.i t hink now that that course vas wr.)m. The a'.tcmpt to iattrfere with Lo wtll uaJersto-jd ptcrotr&tives of tho ex eu'.iir j by say i a to bins, 'It' you don't do so ci'l so we slia'l s'op tte supplies,' was the eri.M b)ih that ev.-r wan. 1 said so then nJ I think so now." "Wh.tt course would you advise for the u!ue, SeoatcrV" "I'ud ouly cou-te that I or ay oue else ou'.d suggest," ho replied, "would be to void the im tukts ot the past. There is no 4of attempting to deoy the fact that the oursa of the Democratic party has been un iee. Wtiv with threat emphasi-J, just look t it. la l57o we hU nearly a three-fourths laj irlty in th house of representatives; in 877 that majority was reduced to about nirty members; in 179 it was a bare ina nity and that wa& nil, and in the next sea ton it will be ju.-t us much a the Democrats j.a do ti oigan.Z'3 the house. Now these icts fp"ak tor tbemHelves and show conclu vly that there roust have been something rong. ihe people iu the main are right, a the south, tho north, the east, the west, 1 over the country, the people as a rule link ripht and want to act right. But they re atiX'.onti everywhere about their material iterebta, about their property, and they will pt trust it in tho bands of men in whom jey loao conGdtcce. The moving canse of fia war g?eo.iion was all wrong. It rouyht about an extraordinary state of lings. U made extraordinary repressive tiaaures necessary to some extent. This ate of thing has been taken advantage of nee repeateuly by bad men in the Kpubh a p.irty in order to further their own sda. Then the course of the Demo atio lea-Jers bus not always been wise. Take le Democratic platform in the State ot Louis na last year. The ItjpuWican party could )t hive bri a belter campaign document .an that. Why, in addition to the jetties at e mouth of the Mississippi which being led by the commerce ot tho whole world as, ot course, a Gt subject for governmental ipropriation uiey wanted a broad levee lilt on both sides of the river, with a railway ,anni2 along iti banks, managed by teder ; oilkers und twitl for out of the public 3asnry. If anything was of a nature to in ice lurt people ut tbe noitb, the rich men, e taxpayers, to button up their pockets, as it not a measure of this kind?- The idea at with so many hucdred acres of unoccn cd land they kbould be taxed -to reclaim nd from the Miasitsippt appeared to tbem premily riilicuU.ua. AW such mistakes as is hurt a party. If the money of the gov ameot can be had for one section why not another? Aid thero is no end to it. 15 ut is not for me to aikiae j jst now. The only ing for the party to do, and what it must jif it desires aa Cf-s.j, is so t) act that it all enlist the comidence of the people gen illy, it aiust act not in the interest qfany rticular seo'ion bqt of the whole pountry. icre must be no more of these sectional names lavrrel. II w is it nowP The mocrats of tho south c'amoriog for one ng, of the went for another, of the east for other. A leader in Oje State says, 'If you n't do as I desire, I'll fix you.' Is it won rful that the p.irty is defeated V Why, k at iU Here ccniea one man 10 wants the government to give n the n.e if five million (dollar r ten years. Absolutely to give it to him thout interest, so that he cti'rl establish a e of btearaers somewhere. If Hdrfolif is uied in tno fwheme, down gotke two votes Virginia; and if Cbatlt-ston is named wn go the two votes of South Carolina; d if IVrsieo'au named down go the two tes r l Florida; aud I really believe if Pitts rg or U.-attltb.oro c:u!d ba named, where ne ot the steamer ever could go, the two tes of the Pennsylvania senators or te ruioat senator q-juIJ ue had ia. tavor of h uieafur. N) all this pandering to fi.ih iat-irests ii f.ital. There ought to be tuD du. to it. I ciin only oppose these lenios in congres, but il the Democratic rty wants to siroed it must resolutely set fad ugaiLHt' (hi ui altogether. It must ve them to lh l.epubhcans. and there ist be nothing looked at or thought of but j tojd of the whole country and the whole Jel. 4 muitub bctitCi1 tuui'HUCu Dcut- liiy.irJ, ;hut the people of this country, ) moneyed men, the bankers and the mer mts. want to co back to the political sys n which prevailed from 1869 to 1875. I n't desire to spotk Jirespectlully cf Ex esiJent (iraut. but really ther It no other ui3 for that njstern than 'Grantism,' simply ,:aiifo it never existed among us before his esidency. Danrg those eau the Kepub a parly had a (.-olden opportunity to do nethinif to" the p"od ct Le counvry, 1 it ilid nolhitii?; there was only One ug thought ol r cared for, and that Was stiDremucy of (he party and its Contirlu :e in power. Everything was eacritied to t.. Why, u-uring those years there was u a tlerk in any of the departments vrho, if pected of beitji at' all' weak" in his alie nee to the party, was not instaptly re yed.. Naturlly tUe wljolj civil er?1w0 of oojnlr'y beua ue corrupt beyond desorip i. 1 cinnot thick that the people desire to back to tha. and yet if the recent elec is meun anything, that is the tendency of m. 1 don't know tent General Grant de to return to public life, othcJ ;e wolij cpi, the po.uinCi'lori ior president if it was led to him. liat if (Jeneral Grant be lin nominated it will only be because the dets of thit parly dekiro a Vtrong govern nt.' 3 it is; na; -J- It ri'l b? s e;lf;ra ioi (Lei i.Ueniloti 'to rule Xne country iceferth really by force. ' i think this cry a ktrong government most mischievous, i It t Bhli pipvail nd he sanctioned by people, woiny rareweU'tuT Out pea- f'.'r;tl Ct goeri-wei't entirely. ' There ar y two w.ijB of carrying on a government by public opinion, the other by forced ythiug (ocinf tp tjie ev,bstit!jticn of the ,er ior the uiracr, should up resivted ;nuou;ily. V.'by. d'lyin j the uousidera ) cf tue 'itlniid ti.lver- liill,'. as it was ed irom Mr. ti'.aud, a bright and interest man who had introduced it in the-house, that it went by his aarae. whil8 it yaa ed iv 'uilyer bill,' although tnpre was no ait in it. for i provided jbr a detosit of silver nm ireiiKurv. on . which' should ' 'be ted an ahnojl "unlimited iimoant of notes, sityer which rofuq tpcr U ,Ve)-'rf chased by tha gotvoment 'purcuweJ'. id you, at whatever price the holders of it se to ark well, Mr. lilund, while the bil i bttoie the senate committee, used to ie to ttie Kieetu.K" od iuftxtion lb a vviii es. Although this was irregular, I did rwad i'i and one day Mr. Bland,' whose Die heat ws. the scheme, got op and h 'I give jcu wainiBs. fc?nlempni f yoq i't accept this, after you wiJI come anptter ftf meu vho yijl wij)0 04t the whole debt hu nation aj with a sponao-' Ol thi, a t!eman present, a banker, whom I did c)t w, and who did not know me, sam to me, at is a good argument for an army of two dre.l thousand men.' Although I was 1 osed to bis bill, it it bad been a question , wocn such a bill and establishing aa army of that size, I would have preferred the bill or any other fiscal or financial measure. These could only injure us pecuniarily, and a strong people could recover from it: the other, however, would strike a direct blow at the liberties of the nation. I said to that gentleman, 'If yon think so, you had better not Bay so, for if you do the bill will be ac cepted beyond a doubt.' This plea for a 'strong government' is a specious ona, and this claim made by the Republicans that the fruits of the civil war must be preserved by legislation and power is a taking ona in a campaign. The people remember what the war cost in lives and in money, and they are sensitive to such appeals. There is really nothing in it; public opinion, south as well as north, being opposed to any attempt to revive the dead issues of the conflict; but while Democratic leaders are urging their conflicting interests, this central cla m of their opponents operates strengly against us. See, too, how they nse our extreme and, as I think, unsound men on questions of finance. The west has a great deal of land, heavily burdened, and western men are quite willing to borrow any amount of money at ten p r cent. With emigration and plentiful har vests, the west has kept along, and the idea to a great extent prevalent there is that all that is needed is an unlimited amount of greenbacks. This is a false notion in every respect. The course of the south in relation to the inflationists has not been firm. When they are asked, 'What sort of a policy do you wantf they say, "Any policy that will give us good ' govern ment: any policy that will let os be quiet; let as alone; we care not whether it ia an inflitionist policy or a hard- monev rolicv. a greenback policy or what it is.so that it gives us good government; it will suit us.' Well, the people of the north say: 'You ought to care; our interest should be yours, and you ongnt not to lavor euner oi these extremes, and if a man aeki you to fol low him who is in favor of either of these ex tremes. you ought to oppose him. What you ought to do is to favor a policy founded on the common interest of the whole country and not on that of any particular section.' but if you go to a senator and say to him, 'You oubt not to favor lafl ition, you ought to set your face against anything of the soit,' he shrugs his shoulders and says: 'Oh, So and So is am bitious; he is a candidate for the Presidency, and I don't want to make him think I am hostile to him.' All this is surely utterly wrong, and no good can come of it. ' "Senator, suppose you were called upon to permit the use of your name as a candidate before the next national convention, what should you say ?" "What I said when the question wts put to me previous to the last convention. I said then to mv friends: 'it is all-iruportunt to carry Naw York in this campaign. It you believe that I can carry the Slate of New Yoik more certainly than any other who may be named, you may use my name, of course, but it is your duty lo go for the man who is, in your judgment, (strongest in that State.' That," added the senator, "is my position to day. The convejlion of 1876 chose Mr. Tilden, and Mr. Tilden, despite all the prejudices against him. did carry the State ot New York and was elected Presi dent of the United States. the next con vention, if my friends should think that with me they are more likely to achieve success than with any other man, I ought not to re fuse and will not refuse to be a candidate. 1 have never sought offije, and never shall ; neither have I affected to decline office. I have never spent any money to obtain office; 1 never shall. I think I may say without vanity that I have the confidence of my own people. Republicans as well as Democrats. I know that men of my own party from whom I have differed in view have given me credit for acting according to my honest conviction of what was right, with no bias in favor of any section. 1 have tried to take the broad ground that the good of the whole country must be studied, and not tne interest ot any particular locality," " Senator, do you think it will be possible for any Democratic candidate to carry New York again? Will not the Republican ex ecutive and legislature of that State at its next session change its law so as to elect by its own vote the Presidential electors?" " It would be in exact accordance with the spirit and the method of the Republican machine, if it did anything, for tie good of the party is made the cover of all sorts of legislative action. They have threatened with the bugbeur of the 'soiid south,' and the people, fearful for their pecuniary inter ests, nave condoned much that they disap prove of. When a choice of two evils is presented they choose that which they con sider the least.11 " Is John Sherman entitled to the credit he claim for the resumption of specie pay ments? 1 " John Sherman,'1 said Senator Bayard, decidedly, " has been on all sides of the financial question. At one time he was one of the strongest advocates of greenbackism. it e was overborne in the convent. on of his own State, sent to the senate and forced to introduce the bill for resumption against his own judgment. When he was asked what it meant he coqld not or would, not tell. We offered to I acpept it if he would let me add one single wovd. That was all only one word, that the notes should be destroyed, burned; I did not care what the word was, provided the greenbacks should not again be issued. Bit nol Mr. Sherman would not consent to -that. There must be enough greenbacks to 'meet the wants of the coun try,' be said which is only another name for 'meet the wants and necessities of the psrty.' Mr. Sherman, in my judgment, is not enti tled to the credit c-t resumption. It has come about really from 'causes which' could not'even have, been anticipated hen the bill was Crst introduced. There ia a rseaaure now before congress called the Warner silver bill, which I opposed. What was the result? As soon as it was known that I was opposed to it the Democrats of the house came over to the senate, and the first thing I knew there was a motion that the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the bill an(J tt;e seni-to ywxseed to 'act upon it. Th a was a legislative discourtesy, and I at once resigned my pobltion as chairman of that committee. 1 could not do otherwise; there was' something due to the trust, to the position, and I contd not, trith any sell reepeci, hola it while so pressed. They eventually receded from their position, and, of course I withdrew my resignation." "What advice Wouli you give to the De mocracy of New York as to, conciliation ij11 ' i'llow eon I say anything about that? I don't een know what the result is in that State as yet, and it would be premature if it were not presumptuous in me to express any opinion or offer advice. There are di fleeces in rur prty, QnfoUunaiely, and there are dift'erences in the Republican party. But they work differently.' I cannot understand how men with sell-respect can say the things of each other which the Republican leader; have said, and then v;tjea tio day of election codes' lua'reh upoTth'e polls and all vote har moniously: They say that there is a principle involved, but what is that principle if not merely the good of the party ? Here vs" the administration openly ueued -by Sit. Llonklmtf and those whd acted With him, and Vet in the late etection In" New York Mr. Sherman and Mr. Fvarts and' the rest went (b the ipotr end, ad-;oc&td " lUr, Covnell's electioa.' We have no suck spirit of self sacrifice, it seems to me, in our ranks." "You will continue the fight in the senate against the nse of bayonets at the polls and for the abolition ot the Davenport laws?" "Most certainly; this iJ.ea (hat Ue go? aminc ouht to see to ii that every man votes as he wishes simply and really means that men' shall vote foflhe party, and shall not, 80 far as can be prevented, vote against if the party in1 power I care not whether they be Democrats or Republicans can nse the army in the cor-.trrj cf ftj elections. tV6 all knov thattherefrsbuie fraudulent voting, and that some men are elected to congress who have no right to be tnere, but the mo ment you try to prevent that bv force Iks. von introduce tLe Mexican system at o'noe, 1 LLC. qnq toe party which can oontrol the army can carry the election in its favor. The strength of this government is in the public sentiment which backs it, and if that is op posed to fraudulent voting, there vU AOt be' Ui4c' cf ii Mone, ' As ebon as you try to carry measures through forcibly that ' mo ment you destroy all freedom. If the result does not please us, we must not try U 1 1 : i. - t ' l i 1. 1 vidad it the to force, even to carry out what we thought was the fairly expressed public will, would hive been fransrht with Rretr evil ta t'e vrcft-r Yt-i "dysigne to cure. t is said that that Was an extraordinary emergency, and would probably never occur again, and it is to be devoutly hoped, that it may not." "In your speech to-morrow evening, Sena tor, you croatly wdl not"epreog apy' politi cal views'' "Ob, bv no means. There is nothing politi cal about the ' gathering, and there are as many Republicans as Democrats engaged in this reception. It is simply an expression of good -will on the part of my neighbors and friends, for ful.". wnicn am most aeepiy grate- it. The Kepublieans may clian-nee ,t a J they cho.se; vAt is Uj geueal bieaning of it.and it has no other. There-it) an end of the voting, ii, except in me peaceuuiu ui.uuci io ftt Lv tLe lawn, 'ihat va u2v ODinion lUst Vresideotial election. The resort HROWNLOW, Of Tennessee. Son of tbe Renowned Par son, Is Sanguine as to the Future and Predicts the Yice-Presidency for MaynarJ, Now the Pet of the Harem. He Is Yery Much Disgusted with Hayes for Appointing' Ex-Confederates to Federal Offices and Wants Union Men to be Pre ferred In Future. Washincton TttLuhlican : A. National Be mihliran reoorter sought and obtained an in terview witn Uolonel jonn a. crowniow, oi East Tennessee, son of the late Senator Brownlow. on the tODics below discussed: Reporter1 w hat is tne political outiooa in Tennessee ? Colonel Brownlow I am sorry it is not more honelul for the Republican party; but you are aware that the Democratic majority in Tennessee is unquestionable, aiinougn a large element of Union men, who opposed secession, and whose race prejudices maue them oddoso negro suffrage and the recon struction measures of congrecs, as well as manv of the mora honorable of the DamO' crats who were engaged in tbe rebellion, are becoming disgusted, if not alarmed, at the course tmrsued bv the repudiationists there and bv the revolutionary tendencies of a Democratic con press. R jooiter Do you believe th.it the debt will bo eventually repudiated? Colonel Brownlow The indications war rant the opinion that it will be. Reporter I suppose there is little hope of carrving tne E:aie in. me next xresiuenuiu race? Colonel Brownlow I do not think it in possible. Owing to the disaffection already all.ded to, and signs of disintegration in the Democratio patty all over the country, a year affoids a large margin to hope for a better re sult. East Tennessee, you are aware, has al ready had a large Republican majority. In the Presidential election East Tennessee gave President Hayes about ten thousand majon tv over half ot which were white voters The first and tecond congressional districts of that division of the State are KepublKan, having white majorities, and the half of the third district, including tne city ot Onatta nooga. is Republican. Reporter U the large majority which vcu sav was cast for President Hayes an in de x of an exceptional popularity with your people? Colonel B-ownlow I think as large a ma' jority would have been cast for any other Republican on the same platform. The U nion men oi the soutn now, as during tne war, are more concerned about principles than men. Reporter Dj you mean by this that the conciliatory datform of 1876 and the con ciliutory pol cy proposed by the President were acceptable to the It 3 publican party in Tennessee? Colonel Brownlow A spirit of peace and conciliation pervades the Union element of the' whole south, for it is not to their interest as individuals, nor as communities, to live on belligerent terms with their neighbors. But conciliation'to be worth anything must be mutual. ReDortcr1 What do you mean by this? Colonel Brownlow I mean that when many of the leading Republicans of Tennes see and the south either tp proved or ac quiesced in the policy of the President they never conceived that it would operate pre judical to the superior claims ot Union men in the bestowal of Federal patronage. Reporter Have they not at least shared the patronage with the rebels? Colonel Brownlow Well, to illustrate: East Tennessee furnished thirty-five thousand volunteer white soldiers for the Federal service and suffered untold privation, nnconceived by the people of the loyal States, yet not a single general office of any note has been given to a Union man of that section, though a majority of the ablest lawyers and educated men of that section were Union men. Reporter I believe that besides the ap-. pointment of a cabinet officer, an ex candi date for the rebel congress living in Eist Tennessee was appointed a judge of the United States circuit composed of the States of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan, and that an ex Confederate officer was ap pointed judge of the United States district couit for West Tennessee. Colonel Brownlow Yes; you are correct as to the appointment of the two judges. Reporter But have not such appointments added to the Republican vote in Tennessee and had tbe desired effect cf conciliation ? Colonel' Brownlow -An East Tennessee omnibus, which is only half tbe sine of a Washington omnibus, will seat, without crowding,, all the voters which have been added to the Republican party in Tennessee by these appointments. So iar trom its having the desired effect of conciliation, the Republican vote has fallen off at every elec tion held. Reporter Were not the appointees yoq allude to capable and worthy men? Colonel brownlow r aca dealing with facts and principles,' not personalities. n dead, the vjhole 'reconciliation scheme, sinae its beginning by president Johnson, has been a ta.st-raoie laiiure. ven i rcsiaeni jonnson lived to be repudiated and defeated by the very men whom he had pardoned and risked impeachment for. True, after one defeat he was elected to tbe United States senate, but by a m jority of only one vote, and that,Hoo, with the solid Republican 'vote, which' was given him because the rebel Bourbons made war upon his loyal rccotd of the war period. I heard Johnson say, after his contest for the senate, that his policy of reconciliation was a failure so far as the reLel loaders were con cerned, and that the remainder of his days should be devoted to '.'reducing the d d brigadiers to the ranks." Reporter Since you are so pronounced in your views touching te nppoiniment of reb els to o&ce, what db you think of the move ment in lavor or' Judge ' Thomas Settle for Vice-President in the next canvass? Colonel Brownlow Personally, I feel kind ly toward Judge Settle, and do not aoubt his sincerity as a UepuUioan now, but his nomi nation for that' office would not be favorably received in the convention by Tennessee Re publicans. We believe it wholly unnecessary to select one who has been, like Judge e.tle, a rebel soldier, for the Yice-residency, and tha possible presidency, of a bation with the wounds ot crvil war yet fresh and bleeding, as impolitic and inexpedient. Judge Settle made a favorable impression on manv of the leading Republicans of "esnaisee, whom he -net at oav national convention' in 1872, over which he presided, and "his course as a con sistent, earnest Republican ever since the war has at racted their attoctjc.n, a&d Uoy ad rr.irecl h9 opienuid ftepubiioan eanvass for gbsemor of North Carolina, and were glad to see President Grant make him United States district judge in recognition of his loyalty and Republicanism; but we think the judge ha been sufficiently premoted, Tcaaeje Re publicans, va tuelv-awa vernacular, are "dead out" against the nomination of any ex-rebel for Vice-President, yet,' if the claims of the rebels upon the government they tiied to destroy are worthy of fjrrh high r.Ward, Ternessee tepu.bji-v-ni Would prefer Judge Settle lo any one who fought on that side. Reporter Who would, probably, be the choice of the Republicans of Tennessee tor Vice-President? Co'.cael krovniow Vfe do not expect any southern man to be nominated, ' and would cordially support a stalwart Union man of integrity and ability like John A.. J.ogan. But if the northern FepuUiaia will eon ceiie tbe Vice Presidency to a citizen of the couth the delegates from Tennessee will en thusiastically cast their votes for one who has so long been a trusted and recognized leader, nit only among them, bvt auiong' HQPubli een3 ftou tit aoutj-I mean Hon. Horace Manard, a gentleman of large political ex perience, ripe scholarship, an irreproachable private and public character, and wbg has never lost his religion. Reporter-Wk.ai um you mean by his reli Cioay ' " " Colonel Brownlow I mean he has always kept, his political faith as an original and un compromising Union man; and while Qu,ch. men as Horace (reeley r.nJ Charles tjumner gve way to' a weak sentimentalism, Mr. Maynard has never been deceived as to the true spirit and purposes of the Democratic party, and never believed any good would, result from attempted conciliation,. Reporter Is Mr. Maynard popular with tbe'peoplo of Tennessee? Colonel Brownlow With the Union men he is extremely popular, not so much on ac count of magnetic attraction, for he has none, but on account of their absolute confidence in his patriotism and integrity. The country does not so much need annual magnetism and guqh in it rulers as unflinching integrity 1 i i . - t i r if J : Bttuwart itepnoiicauiBm in uie auuiiuia- tration of its affairs. Speaking of Maynard popularity, I will remind you that he repre sented the Jinoxviiie district fourteen years in congress, ana was elected, besides, one term for the State at large, making in all sixteen years in congress. He is a native of Massachusetts, and came to Tennessee as a school-teacher, after graduating with the first honors of Amherst college. While teach' inor school he read law. and was greatly dis tingubhed at the bar before entering politics and congress. Reporter then l understand that you would prefer Mr. Maynard, or some other original Union man, for Vice-President, to Judge Settle. Colonel Brownlow Unquestionably, as would every Republican in Tennessee. If there had been enough of such men as Mr Maynard, there would have been no rebellion against the government; if there had been enough of such men as Judge Settle, there would be no government. Reporter Have you no confidenca in the repentance of men who may have been hon estly mistaken in their views of the right cf secession ? Colonel Brownlow In the inspired lan' guage of the poet, I would reply: "While tbe lamp holes out to burn Tbe vilest sinner may return!" i But when he only plats a sham Tbe si oner's cbance ain't worth a d . Seriously, there are many who sincerely re pent of that political heresy, but the difficulty is in determining who they are, since we know so many men who profess anything for office. Anyhow, the Union men of the senth believe that the government in time of peace is as safe in the hands of men who defended it as it was in their hands in a time of war, And however loyal reconstructed rebels may be now. their loyalty as compared with that of the Union men of the south when war was Migrant, is "as a whisper to the roar of spring-time." $2,000,000 L.OS8. Tbe Kad of a Great Salt between St. I.oala and the City Uai Company -. The scatter Winn, aid the Stock eoes from H to S3SO per Share la One Day. St. Louis special to the Cincinnati Enqui' rer: "ihis city Has ot late been treated to quite a number of sensational events affectirg it as a community, but to-day a was a little the most unwelcome of the lot. The decision of the supreme court in the great gas suit, by which the gas company wins everything, and the city gets only a big lesson in experience. means a loss of nearly two million dollars to the community. This suit was begun oyer two years ago, and by it the city hoped to wrest from the gas company not only all its works and mains, but its earnings since laizx the claim being that when the city council extended the franchise beyond that year it did so without any warrant of law, and under the influence of immense bribes. A circuit judge decided in favor of the city. The court or appeals sustained the decision, and now the supreme court, winch is rarely guilty of agreeing with the court of appeals, sets both decisions aside. This morning gas stock stock sold at ninety-eight dollars a share, and this after noon sales were made at three hundred and fifty dollars per share. It is said that an immense fund of nearly one million dollars has accumulated in the receiver's hands from the profits, and this will be at once handed ofer to the company, and disposed of by dividends, which makes it worth while to hold the stock. Only a short time ago ti company offered to compromise on a very liberal basis, but such a howl was raised by a crowd of tax-payers, who call themselves the citizens' committee, and by others, that the 1 representatives of the city did not daro to ac cept any terms. As a result of all this, a bdl of costs, amounting to nearly two hun dred thousand dollars, is saddled upon the community. The charge is made to-night that three high city officials received informa tion last night as to how the suit was to be decided, end bought stock largely before the decision was announced to-day, clearing about two hundred and fiftv per cent, on the investment in a few hours." Administrator's Sale OF THE- GOODS & CHATTELS V the Estate of John M'Laughlln, deceased. Notloe is herebv riven that I will offer at nub ile sale, to the highest bidder, On Thursday, November 27, 1879, at ten o'clock a.m., all of the Goods, Wares and Merchandise. Counters, Shelving, etc.. In the whole sale and retail m-ooerr storehouse. No. HHS Main street, belonging lo the estate of John M'laugbtln, deceased. G oods will bs offered at private sale dally until tbe darof public auction. There will also be onered at the same time one Mule and grocers' Deliver- Wagon. M&3. VXNB M L AUGHLIN. donn loague, Attorney. Administratrix. THE BEST REMEDY Diseases ol tbe Throat and LnnS. - Diseases of the pulmo- jfY E RS nary organs are so prev- aieub aim miai, iui. a safe feud reliable remedy for thera 13 invaluable to every community. Ay Kit's CriEHRY Pt:c toual is such a veinedv. and) ia ether o tmi- dence of the public. It is a scientific combina tion of the medicinal principles and curative virtues of . the llutst dnu"s. chemically unit- -.fTr-eti, 10 insure me fjreui cm txssible efticiexev rtOiOKRL. al1 uniformity of re sults, which enables physicians as well as invalids to use it with coiiliilence. It is the most TeUi,llo i-euiedy for diseases of tha kU'-oai and! lungs that sci ence'' ius i.fouwced. It strikes at the foun dation of all pulmonary diseases, affording prompt and certain relief, and is adopted to patients of any age or either sex. Bing very palatable, the youngest, cV,;l.jft lake it without diflicHy. in the treatment of ordinary Caigli, Colds, Sore Throat, llroiicftltls,' Iulluenza, Clergyman's Sore Throat, Asthma, Croup, and Civ tarrh, the effects of Ayeu's Ciikury X'f.c toiial are magical, and iint'.t'in- are an nually preserved JvAiA 'Weriuiw illness bv its tiinnly &aU ithhil use. It should bo kept at fiunu in every household, for tho pro tection it affords in sudden attacks. In Whooping-cough and Consumption there is no other remedy eo eSicaoious, soothing, and hclnfuj. " S'he marvellous cures which Ayeu's Chkhuy Sectoral has effected all over the world are a sufficient guaranty that it will continue to produce the V.Ct results. An impartial trip;l wilj convince the most scepti cal ci iu wbriclerful curative powers, as well as of its superiority over all other prepara tions for pulmonary complaints. Eminent pJiyiJciaua 111 all parts 'of the' caimtry knowing its composition, recom mend Afek's Cherry Pectoral to invalids, and prescribe it in their practice. The test of half a century has proved its absolute certeinty to cure all pulmonary cpuiplaints not already beyond te uch oi' human aid Prepared ty Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Practical and Analytical Chemi, Lowell, SC.T) E? -U- OUUSlSTS irEBTVBIBI. PRESCRIPTION FREE "Clor the speedy Cure of Bern in a', ViTkness, Lost -v Manhood, Premfiture PebilUy. Kervousnesa, Despond-mey, CAalUslcn of Ideas, Aversion to Socie ty. TiyvrHbuiory, and all Disorder. Brought on PT $c.t't .Habits and jccesses. Any druggist haa the Ul-f--dients. AdJre-, DR. JAQUES 4 CO., ' ISO West Sixth Street. CIUCIMKAj O-IK PBiMCHllTlUN FBKE irueelst has the lruzre- dienta. DB. JAQUE3 4 CO , 180 Went Sixth atmnt. Clajtn'natl. APPLETONS READERS. Dispense with Speller, Contain Language Igssonj, Elocutionary Exercises, Slate Exercises, Valuable Foot Notes. Just adopted for future nse In Leath Institute j Was Hlgbee's School; Miss Conway's Young Ladles' School and Klndergaitoni Mrs. Emma C. Tucker's School; Mvs- Wade's School; Mrs. Allen's School; and by other leading teachers ot Memphis. For sale by all Bookdealers In the city, a.t t V CHERRY Introductory prices, J. T. BERLIN AVERY & BERLIN TT1TKG succeeded to the bnlsnesa of the late J 1, wm. 1. Berlin, we will continue me Rental and Real Estate Business at the old and well known location, No. 39 MA.QISON STBEET, where we sta a 1 -.- jj to see all our old friends and patrons and many new oats, Those havlrg property to rent can find prompt paying tenants mrougu our omce. ir you wish 10 ouy, -en or ex change, you should see us. Dwellings, cott-ges and stores to renn. avkhi ec hkklik. H. X, GUION, Real Estate Broker, Eental and Collecting1 J gent. 10 glAWISOW STBKRT 3IKTIPIIIS THE MEMPHIS GINS ARB now ready to gin all cotton consigned to them, and will furnish sacks to parties deslr Ins to Bin with iheia. They are uslna- theChnmninn urns una nu.iern ana a complete motion meaner, and Ihelr gins are superior to any in this city. J. v; PATRICK., f-rop'r, Foot of Kxehansr. nnar rlvr. Combined Capital Twenty Million 11YSUBE. l with INSURE ! STUB3Z- & HIBCH. Representing severe 1 first-class companies, SUCB &S IDS Old London Assurance Corporation organized 1720. French Insurance Corporation. Scotllah Commsrolal Insurance Comnany. Leading American Companies. hisks iaKen on siocks, country-stores ana dwell ings for 8 and 5 rears, at low rates. 201 Main sL (up-stalra). STORM HIRSCH. Agents. A GOOD PLAN. Combining and operatlnc many order Iu one vast sum haa every ailvauta of capital, with killfulnianaf emeDt, Lai f-opruQtadlTltled proi uLion inTetlmentsol $25 to $ 1 0.00a Circular, with ful lex. lanatlona liow all enn aocceetl i n tock Ieullura,iuaileil froo. LAWBBNCK A tU, M Kclias Place, huw York. Kniglits of Honor. BY a resolution passed by the Relief Board of Knlebts of Honor. It nrdnroH that nil mem. bers h&Vln? obtained mnnpr or nassHirn tn lnava tha city on the outbreak of tbe epidemic, with the promise of refunding the same, are required to ec me forward and reoay the amount to did. on or nr IheQiteenth day ef November next, as on that day the books will be closed, and tbe reports printed and sent to every lodge In tbe United Slates. I can be found every day, between tbe hours of 12 and '2 o'clock, at Manstorc's News Depot. 298 ilaln street JAMEJ B. COOK, President K. of H. B. B. AHD BEADY FOB II I'M 12V K 88. HOOK & XaGRIIX, SEALERS IN Wall Paper and Window-Shades House and Sign Paintei s, 289 Second St., corner Madison. TO OUB, Friends and Patrons! ON NOVEMBER 1ST, WE WILL AGAIN BE thoroughly established In Memphis with a large and complete stock of GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, and Increased facilities for the satisfactory hand ling ot cotton, we promise unbounded energy In Deuau 01 all business intruded to our care. C. P. HUNT & CO. BR. S. E, COLLINS, Office-- 2574 Main street, , KKll)KR.. 1 POPl.lK HTRKET B. M. AVERY. GO 1 Ginii I OR GILL BROTHERS HARBWARS. IRON, CASTINGS, CUTLERY AND GUNS, Steam Engines, Boilers, Ironpipe and Machinery Fixtures, AGRICULTURAI IMPJLEEIE NT DEPOT Ileltlng, llose and facking, Cotton Gin, Fresses, Faagbt-Ieerinc Engines. Hrist Mills. fWOva stock Is now fresh and complete, and being laciurcra. uraers Hq. 310-312 FRisNT B. K. PLAIN. w. a.. Williams. Wo H. EABER .& CO nASilFAUTUltEKS OF Doors, Sasi, Blinds ALL KINDS OF ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER, UVkKUK A.I rAClOKY: 358 and 360 Second street, Menroliis, Tenn SEND FOB OPft c, LATE OF MEMPHIS, WHOLESALE ISlOfl Nos. 1 s H South C. R. CACTRH. 1 J. K. Jit HKATT. f J. K. GODWIN. Pr L. D. MULLIA'S, Jr. R. GODWIN Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 336 Front street, cor. Union, Memphis. rarticnlar attention filventothe M. JU HKACHAH K. K. BKACHAH. J. Grocers, Cotton Factors, AND SAXiT fro. O Union street. : E. II. APPKRSOSI, E. tR. APPERSOH & GO. QEOOBES, COTTON PAOTKS Jios, 238 and 238 Front and O Keep always on hand a well selected stock LUeral.8jdvanoe SOUTHERN HOOP 8KIBT 31 aan factory. Ho. 883 Mala St. Now ready: Latest Uncrushable Bustles, Tllters and Hoop skirts, complete stock of Handmade Corsets, Werly Corsets, Invalids' Corsets, Nursing Corsets, Abdominal Corsets, Misses' Corsets and Stoat ladles' Corsets, Abdom inal Supporting Belts.Braees, Pads and Corset Steels. Country orders promptly at tended to. LOUI3 LANSE. CHICKASAW GINNING CO. Nos. 81 to 87 Madison St,, MEMPHIS TENNESSEE A BE now prepare! to gin all cotton consigned to A. mem. wim ine latest and most lmpioved machinery, comprising Feeders. Cleaners, Hullers, iJOMdenflers, etc. Will guarantee both sample ana turu uub. Prices as low as any first-class gins In the city. n j charge for drayage to the gins or delivery to the ibeds. All cotton insured frm whlla In nnr Mm Sacks furnished to customers free of charge on ap- ihlimluuu. uive us a in ivi. M. W. BEAKDSLEY. Snp't. PAT EOPER, GROCER AND COTTON FACTOlf, 82 Beale, cor. Second, Memphis, ' Will remain open. Cash paid for uouoa, er iiuerai aavsaees uide on sauifl,. Fresh Oysters! JNO. A. SIGNAIGO. FRESH OYSTERS, wholesale and retail, at 278 Npr.iid street. JUemDhls, and II lecond atret. Loniavlllt. 14 v. Orders can oe a 1 lea direct from Louisville. Ky. A T'E are now receiving by rail and steamers nn- VV usually large purchases of tbe following Ocsan Foam. Plant's Extra and Ashland flour. ? Pearl Meal, Hominy, Brits and Oatmeal. nucKwneui, uranam Mourand uracKeo wneat. Teas, Coffee, Sugars, Molasses and Syrups. Butter, Cheese. Hams, Lard and Bacon. A full line of Plain and Fancy Crackers. Preserves, Jellies, Fruit Butter.5 lb and 1 0 lb palls Cbow-Cbow and Mixed Flckles, by tbe gallon. Canned Peaches, Tomatoes, Corn, Pears, Gages. Appi-s, oranges, uoooanuts ana Malaga urapes. saisins, uurranis. witron, uaies, cigsana isuts. A full line ot Spices and Flavoring Kxtracts. IA TLE & SEIELDS. Ao. is 19 Jinin street. Jones, Brown & Co. HAVING reopened their office and warehouse, will elve their oer-onal attent'on to the hand ling and sale of cotton, and make liberal advances on same. KELLEYcHVCADDEN WHOLESALE -AND. COTTON FACTORS 414 Main street, Memphis. PEOPXiES Insurance Company, 1 6 Madison street, Memphis. rriBANSACTS A GENEBAL FIRE AND INLAND L. business. Rates, r air. Adjustment of Losses. jusi. w. 41. AKBirsuiuN. nesiaent. Carrtsoton Mason. Secrelary. 0 CO. added to daily by new goods direct from tne raanu- prompuy miea. STItKET, MEMPHIS W. H. EAP.ER. SHINGLES, LATH, ETC., ETC. t-RTCE-LTSTFS KQ. Commercial street S. M. McCALLUM liandllngof cotton while in hed BrPOSTOX. AGENTS, : : : Memphis, Tenn. . iV. RAMBAIT. Jeflernon street, Sleuiphlti, Tenn or Plantation Supplies. iVCotton aspeclalty. made on consignment. NEW -MODS! nun Mil 11 us. DealBrs, fl SPSS ft ua a MM sum WHOIjI38A TjSI roeers and Cotton Factors Nos. 371-373 Main street, Memphis. &KOBIW (STEWART. AXDREfV Mew Orleans. U7 mora n n WHOLESALE GROCERS, COTTON FACTORS Nos. 356 ssi 35S Front St., Memphis, Term. Stewart Brothers & Co., Cotton Factors and Commission merchants. New Orleans, Louisiana. eopene 319 Main street, We frill reopen onr house in Memphis from the factories a large new stock of we inrite the attention of the trade. EflL SOOBBM&GOIPMI WJIOXaESiULE Clijlliiiiii.Fiiriiisliiiiii Ml lias reopened with a new and complete stock, and la prepared to fill all orders In the abore line. Special inducements to cash bnjers. 3-2 r'lain PP- J. T. FABGASOfi & CO. Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors 389 Front street, Memphis, Tennessee, asi Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 19U iravier street W E HAVE OPENED A PERMANENT BRANCH wants 01 our irane. ana oensinranu or coiion SCHQOLFIELD.HAMUER&C0 WHOLES A TiE Grocers and 256 Front street, tW OUR COTTON WAREUOUSE IS KOW OPEN, and we solicit consignment from, oar friends and customers, and will make liberal adraaces 00 all shipments 1VE ABE NOW RECEIYISe An Entirely Kew and ana will trait An ALWAYS RELIABLE! TI1K OL.D FIU 53 OF STERNBERG & LEE JOUBEB9 OF CigarS and TobaCCO, 31.. MAIN STItKFT, llemphls. Tennessee. ABE again In full blast, and Oder to the" trade at very lowest prices the most complete assort ment in their special line. We enumerate a ten of the leaders, such as ISO butts Htar Navy. ISO bates Hrlsrht "A" Xavy, ISO bolts HoriteRhse Navy. ISO butts Aioae altar, 1UO batls Creicest, 2S botts K. sr. ttravely, Ji5 bntts liOtr Jabin. SO butts Urnmmsitd's Nat. Iear, All tirades of flus, Twist and Coll. We tave a heavr stock of Blackwell and Duke's Durham, of Lone Jack, and all other favorite brands of Hraoktng Tobaccos. we are Agents rr vanity rair uigareiies. We have in stock and In transit OIVE-HALF MILLION CIGAR!?, of all grades, from the cheapest Domestic to the costliest Key Wtst and Imported Havana. samples sent and rrice-L.ists Turnished on appli cation. kTKKBKHU A LKR. We respectfully call the attention of parties nbou to purchase Cotton-da Waeoas and MealfcS to our complete stock or Hianaa-a fjnttoa ilns. Howe (4esles and Irish Bro. War oas. of which we are agents. Send for prices. Catalogues furnished on application. Powell, Moffat & Co., 37 Union street General Csmnanlsnton Herrhaataj. Chancery Sale of Real Estate. No. 3252, B Chancery Court of Shelby county George Mohr vs. Lizzie Schaper et eL BT virtue of an Interlocutory decree for sale, en torMl In the above cause on the 1 1th day of July. 1879. M. B. 25. page UH, I will sell at publle auction, to the highest bidder, in I roni or me cierK and Master's omce. Courthouse of tbe Taxing-district of Shelby county, late Memphis, T-inness-!. on Hat ard ay, Ksvrnbrr . 1H79, within legal hours, the following described property, sltuaied In Shelby county. Tenneofw. to-wlt: Being the south one-half (Mj)ot lot No. three (.1), frontinK thirty-seven and one-hair Milf) leei on east siue oi Dunlap street, and running back two hundred and Bftj-elx (256) feet, with all the Impiovemt-nts there on, the same being In the flflli civil district ot said county. . Terms ol Bale casn. rnis rovemoer in, intv. R. J. BLACK, Clerk and Master. Win. M. Bandolph, SoL for oompl'nt. A'rSMffiiMr'r "if".''!. ' urit; in 3 iJ tfef & 6 2 6 1I9 J). HWYSSK, P. XL. HAILGT, neampavu. feaapkla AXD eopened Memphis, Tenn. by first JTotember, and have now on war fresh seasonable Boots and Mioes, to which Peabody Hotel. Aew Orleans, la. OF OCR HOUSE AT NEW ORLEANS TO MEET THE win nave car nil arnnon. Cotton Factors Memphis, Tenn. Eresli Stock of Goods, onr mends as nnal. State of Tennessee Executive Department. PI OBEDIENCE" TO ESTABLISHED USAGE, I h'.ve designated THOk SHAY, tbe twenty-seventh Instant, as a day of Thanksgiving and Frayer. On that day I recommend that we abstain from all aecuUr pursuits: and in ourtempleaof worship and around our family altars let us humbly testily our dependence upon the sovereign grace ot Almighty God as the only source of spiritual and temporal blessings. In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be x nixed the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. Done at the city of Nashville, this 15th day of November, In the year of our Lord one thouaind eight hunored and seventy nine. By the Governor. ALBERT 8. MARKS. Chas. N. Gibbs. Secretary of State. ARE YOUJNSURED? C.B.WI'.rT.FOUO&Co General Insurance Agents. Xo. S madison street, Memphis. FIBST-CLASS COMPANIES REPRESENTED. Losses promptly settled. WlBhon.es and Country tores specialties. R tW AR D dleUw ltchiD(ttor Ulomted PXaitjw Uiot leliinaM l'ile Ilemedy fail, to cure. Oivea immediafe. relief, care.t canes of ongatand inff in 1 week-ordinary caa In 3 daya. Sll Ixittln. Bold by all drnnrfBta. J. P. MrLLrn, M.D., 416 Some St.. Pbila.. Pa.. Sola Advice free in all dieeaaea. Call or wnta. l.'iUTIO'N Wrapper on bottle i yBo primtmd i Uacli.kaii'kiiatUljia, 18IU, tawow. A'om odrtgma, e. w.tJONKS ft CO.. Agents. 257 Main street. GEO. N. PAINS. L. V. DIXON. G.N.PAINE&CO. Dealers in Choice Cileries, CORNER Vance & Lauderdale. FANCY DYEING. Vicaa Goods, e-liawN, Hiik. and clutuiij( dyed ia desirahlo color-; Craix- Veil- l-ed. DRY GLEAEJItJG. Dretikted in all fabrics cleaned without ripjiinj or rvjmoviDS? the inmnnun. Th mewt eUborat and theiUricAl drte are thu eU-caiitly clean . WM . It. TE Afl ALK, 2C0 Walnut 8t Cioeinnati. (X 1 II I V 1 GHAS.KHEY'S 46-48 Beale St. Is open, and at all time nop plied -with the best of Uleatfl, Vegetables, Game, Flub and Dressed Tarkevs, PROCLAMATION. MEAT MARKET v. : y r . ----- r j V