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THE MEMPHIS JDAJOLTX APPB AL--SATURD A.Y. KOVEMBEE 29, 1879.
THE bOUTJI Docs Not Want Grant for President It has no Use for a Strong Man and Does not Seek a Radical Change In the rresent Form of Got eminent. It Does Not Beliera In the Republican Tarty, but has Ever Reason to 8as tain the Democracy as the Only One that Can Assure Good Gorernment. Washington Post, Wednesday: A con siderable amount of very load talk regarding an alleged movement in the fouth for Grant and a dictatorship has been indulged in re cently by stalwart Republican organ, and some organs not quite so italwart. It has been very confidently assorted that, the re cent elections being Republican in complex ion and indicative of anjlid north, the Dem ocratic party in the south was in readiness to tall in pieces and make terms with the venge ful radicals, who un determined on centrali sation of the government by espousing prin ciples to which the Democracy of the south, and lovers of countitutionai liberty in gen eral, have everywhere held in aborrence. To ewsertain whi ther thvre really were any grouodi Tor the statements, the Post tent reporters tointeiview every toathern Demo cratic member in tho tiie city last night, and the result ia given baiow: 8K9ATOB HKnRT fi. DAVIS, of West Vire-ini. waa the fit st gentleman spoken to. YViU h.a i accustomed cordiality, n i y Kv'J nis "ewi tlJ thc Fo reporter. All tttis talk of Grant being able to create an eutr.ugjaam in the south," he siid, "is the "or of ntilwarU, woo hope in that way to create a sentiment in bin favor. Grant has been the worst enemy tha south ever had, and dos any one honeatly suppose that the proud, but utifaitunate people of that region will now turn about and lick the hand that has ever been ramed against them? Sorely, his despotic and arrogant mothod of treating the south has not been forgotten." "What candidate do you think the south will favor?" "Seymour will be tho beat; any of those prominently mentioned will do. But Sey mour is recognized now as the only man who is able to thoroughly settle the New York trouble, ana the almost certainty of his elec tion would cause him to be grutelully received tts a candidate by Democrats all over the country." 1 have heard a fdint buzs ng about the matter," said HON. POINDEXTKK DUNK, of Arkansas. "It ia a mere brecas in the tree-tops; nothing m it. It originated with a few such men as Felton, of Goorgia, and will hardly extend beyond the borders of that Stat, and even thera amount to nothing. 1 here are a few men in th south, who, when the Democratic party in tho south meets with a reverse, become dinpirited and talk of dis organizitioa. We heard similar stuff about rflvivintr the old Whig party when Hayes put Key into his cabinet. A nd Grant! Grant, of all the men on earth! Why. he was tha wort enemy the south ever had. To help elect such a man, or make him dictator over them, would be for the southern people to admit their willingness to re-forge tho galling chains that bound them during the long years of his administration, and with their own hands fasten the fetters to their limbs; to bring back the sufferings of the reconstruc tion period, which we all thought happily passed." "Do you imagine that tbe Democracy of the south is diacouragod by the result of re cent elections, and hopeless as to the fu ture? "No a hundred times ro! What is there fcj discourage uh? New York and Indiana are lmocratic States, and can, with the so'ich, elect a Djmocratio President. We Understand the New York election. A local quarrel alone lost it to us, but it will be all right next year. We did not expect Ohio, although wn hop?d for it." "What Presidential candidate will the peo ple of your S:ata favor?" "Tilden is necsisitriiy shelved. Mr. Sey mour is a splendid man, but the Democracy of my State and of the south have no particu lar preference. Individuals may have prefer ences, but the party has none. It will sup port cheorfully any good man who is the nominee of the convention." HOW. C. B. BIMONTOIT, of Tennessee, was engaged in sorting a bas ket of rosy-cheeked fruit when our reporter round him, and invited that functionary to take a seat and an apple, both of which of fers were accepted. "You have heard of the southern Grant boom, Mr. Siraonton?" "1 have heard of something of that kind, but it is confined to the State of Georgia, and of rather small sise there." "Do you think that it will have any ten dency to become general?" "With the Democratio party of the south? Certaiuly not. There is no idea of anything of the kind in my State. Suppose the south hould propose to elect Grant dictator, and transform this government from a republic into a 'strong govern moct,' would the people of the north allow them to do it? And if the united north wanted to do any such thing it could accomplish it without our aid. "No, sir," he continued, "the Democratic party is all right; there i.s no occasion to ques tion its usefulness tor the tuture, and the peo ple of the south have no disposition to throw off their allegiance to it." . "Who is toe favorite of the people of your State for a Presidential candidate next year?" "Bayard was when 1 loit home, but that was before the Seymour boom started. Mr. Seymour would command the undivided sup port of the Tenocsee Democracy." SENATOR GARLAND, of Arkansas, was approached, and asked what his opinion was of Air. Grant's tropical boom. "Don't know anything about it." "Do you tuink the Democratio party in the aouth " "Don't know an) thing about it," said thfi senator, describing a deprecatory circle with his bands. Convinced that this was a case of genuine ignorance the reporter withdrew. HON. LOCNDES H. DAVIS, of Missouri, said to our reporter: "I have noticed some talk of a movement in favor of Grant tor dictator in the suth. There certaiuly is none ot it in my State." "Do you think it is assuming, or will as sume, alarming proportions?" "So far as my observation extends, the so called boom origjnated in the State of Geor gia, was gotten up by a few persons who have always been trying tojdo all they can to disrupt the Democratio party, and will be continued there. The people will certainly take no stock in any such movement, and the party in the south will remain stalwartly Democratic, as heretofore, bnd tlect the next Pre dent." "Who will be the Democratic candidate?" "I thoroughly approve of the suggestion of Seymour's name, although Hendricks is a favorite in my State, and would be heartily supported. The people of my district have favored the Greenback idea, but the recent elections have wrought a great change in popular opinion iu that respect. Seymour Bhould receive the enthusiastic support of Democrats ia all sections of the country." HON. K. J. ELLIS, of Louisiana, remarked the southern Grant boom waa a barren ideality. "I hardly bolieve," he said, "that Grant will again be a candidate under any circum stances, a certain forces that have not been made apparent will operate against it. Those who are trying to work up a feeling for him in tho south Mrs men who do not really rep resent the Democratic party, and have very little iluji nee." "Nj danger, then, you think, of the south forcing a dictator upon the country, or asoiut ing in the effort?" "Hardly. I regard the whole agitation of the matter as ridiculous?" "You don't mean to say that you have me up here at twelve o'clock in the night o ask mo an idiotio question?" said HON. J. C. B. BLACK BURN, of Kentucky, to a Post reporter who assailed him in his guarded tent at midnight. "Well, yes; something ot that sort," mod rntly soxwerea th Post. "Whatdoyou think of this southern Grant boom?" "I think it is a sublimely insane inspiration of a few jackases. Why, the stuff is absurd on its face. I he south u Democratio." "Uut it is claimed that Democrats enough to make -h. romued 'boom' formidable on be proselyted." At this Mr. Blackburn began to look wild. "The whole atourd thing is gotten up by men ouUiila of the Democratic party, and attributed to alleged Democratic congress men from Georgia. Tho persons alluded to have long since, by pubho utterances and pnbhshad writings put themselves outside of the pale of Democracy. It is hardly likely that the members of the party will fellow such political jumping jacks out of the pleasant pastures ia tthich they are now feeding, wpcsially when such a fair vista stretches into the future. It is puerile to give the thing a moment's notice-." "It is unnecessary, Mr, Blackburne, but then, according to you, unnecessary ques tions art In order to-night, to ask you whether there is any occasion for Democratic dhipiritment and discouragement? "No. Tho Democracy have the game in their own hand, and nothing can wrest it from them save such action regarding candi dates and platform next year as would be positively suicidal. The fact that we have but two northern States to carry will proba bly stiffen the convention np to the proper action ana prevent its making mistakes. There is certainly no reason to despair until they are made. HON. A. H. STEPHENS was seated at a table engaged in a game of wnist witn some visitors. At a lull in this diversion the Post asked: "Mr. Stephens, have you heard anything about a movement in favor of Grant for Pres ident or dictator of this government, now go ing on in the south?" "I have seen several references to it in the Post'' he replied. "Do yon consider that there is any founda tion in fact for these stories?" "1 have no statement to make to the Post, sir: none at all." "It is not the sentiment of the people of UIO IVUbU BQ1U ITON. JOHN II. BRIGHT, of Tennessee, in answer to a ques'.ion of a reporter of Ihe Post, "nor ot their reore senUli'ves or statesmen, that, fc? their troubles down there, they should seek a re lief by espousing the Cause of Grant and a monarchical and despotic government. They are in favor, as they always have been, of a constitutional local government, Kcd believe the policy of the Democratio party is best fit ted to bring that about. The people of the south are not desirous to inflict such a wrong upon this country as to assist in breaking down the State governments, and upon the ruins of the republic erect a despotism to be ruled over by a dictator. They are not Quite ready to assist in that." "You do not bel.eve there is much of a Grant boom in the south, then?" "No, Bir, I do not. If anything of that sort is on foot it is simply experimental with a few people, who are dispirited and den pair ing of suooess in future conflicts. The over turning of the State governments, the doing away with the State judiciary and legislating the obliteration of State lines, and the estab lishment of a centralized government in their Elace would mean revolution, and we have ad enough of that." . "What the south needs is toaic," continued Mr. Bright. "That tonic must come to n from the north in an expression that we will not be deserted by the Democracy of that section) if that is given us there need be no rear ot a Grant boom among our people. Give us a good man to fight for next year, and we will guarantee you the votes of the eonth solid." GENERAL EPF A HUNTON, - of Virginia, said that he had heard of a sup posed Grant boom in the south. "Do you think there is anything in it?" inquired the Post. "No, certainly not," was the reply. "The south will be solid for any Demo cratic candidate, then?" "Kxoept Tilden. I will not vouch for its supporting him." "How about aeymour? "It is too soon to talk now about candi dates. Several of them may die before the convention meets." "You are Certain about there being no Grant boom in the south." U-eneral Hunton only responded to this last question with a look of inexpressible dis gust. HON. VAN H. MANNING, of Mississippi, said: "The idea of Grant carrying any southern State in case he is the Republican candidate, which seems very probable, ia the merest bosh. There is no particular Grant boom that 1 know of, and it is folly to think that those partisan voting machines-the negroes would prefer him to any other candidate, as they will as readily Vote for anybody or anything that is stamped with the Republican trade-mark." "How do the Republicans hope to carry, then, any part of the south?" "Through that miserable Greenback vote. They hope to induce the Greenbackers to fuse with the few Republicans and in that way carry a State or two. The scheme is so pal pable that it has already fallen through, and none bat agitators and sensationalists now refer to it. Count upon the south as sol:dly Demooratio. There is no danger of it boom ing for Grant." HON. H. D. MONET, of MUsitsippi, was called upon. He said : 'I did hear a distinguished educator of my State, a warm Democrat, but somewhat faint hearted, say that he thought the game was over, and the best thing for the south to do now would be to give up and go in and try to make terms with Grant, whom the Republicans will endeavor to make dictator of America the United States will be dead then, you know, and probably such a new name would be selected. There are a few people in the south disheartened in that way, of course; could not but be from the trouble they have passed through, and a continuance of which they expect in case of Republican success and the robbery of their constitu tional rights. But that the feeling is wide spread I do not believe. And I think the south may confidently be relied on to help elect, in company with New York and In diana, a Democratic President next year." HON. "WILLIAM F. BLEMMONS, of Arkansas, was found in bed enjoying the raptures of a sick headache. "What of this alleged Grant boom in the south, Mr. Slemmons?" inquired the Pott. "There is none that I know of, except the idle vaporings of a few fools or rascals." "No danger of there being any movement in favor of the establishment of a Republican oligarchy by Democrats down there, then?" "No, of course not. If any of the promi nently named Republican candidates are to be elected, Grant would be the preference with our people. He has done the south all the harm he could, and perhaps might be in duced to treat it decently now. John Sher man would commence where Grant left off his policy of hate and tyranny." "Where would Blaine be?" "Well, he would begin where Grant did. But such talk is all lolly. The south is Democratic and will certainly support, and probably help elect, a Democratio candidate for the Presidency next year. The race of stalwarts is dying off very fas'; and probably it is well for the country. Chandler was the last departure, and BUine will perhaps be next to go. The excitement of another President! campaign will finish him." "If there is any Grant boom in the south,1' said HON. R Q. MILLS, of Texas, "I know nothing of its existence. Such talk is that of dreamers and idealists, who hardly know what they are saying. The idea of the establishment of a centralized system ot government in the place of our re publican institutions is one the responsibility for which must be assumed by the Repub lican?, and is not likely to be adopted by the people of the south. The very existence of the Republican party is a menace to local self government, as guaranteed in the constitu tion, and in its lust for power, and if the opportunity should present itself, it would probably . endeavor, in order to tighten its grip on the government, to make seme such change. It once did not scruple to steal the Presidency, you remember." "You think the Grant story idle talk, then?" . "Oh, yes; the south ib no troubling itself about such tilly matters. When the time comes all its States will be found ranged in the Democratic column. It is interested in its internal development now, and in other matters of more vital importance then the boosting of Mr. Grant into the dictatorship of the United States." Peace JIatb Its Victories for the In diana. Globs Democrat: "The peace commission now at Los Pinos agency by request of Mr. Schurz, are in a fair way to fall victims to the thirst for blood of the treacherous Utes. The hostile chiefs were to come to the agency last Saturday to swear that the Mormons in cited them to kill Meeker and ambush Thorn burgh's command, but at latest accounts they had not put in an appearance. Ouray, the Indian member of the commission, reports that the hostiles are approaching with arms in their hands and murder in their hearts. The army is the only commission that can es tablish permanent peace with the Utes, and the sooner Mr. Schurz drops his foolish schemes for the pacification of the savages, and lets mountain howitzers and cavalry car bines talk for the government, the better it will be for all parties concerned." St. Petersburg, November 27: The Rus sian army in central Asia will be reinforctd by a few regiments. 'The general staff is pre paring a plan for a new route fcr advance. New York, November 27: Arrived Steamship State of Nevada, from Glasgow, and Helvetia, from Antwerp. J. LAWRENCE SMITH, The Renowned Scientist of LouIsvIUe, the Object of a Home Tribute that Any Mao in Any Station in Lire Might bS Exceed ingly Proud Of. Speeches Cn the Occasion Sketch of the Savant whose Attainments Have Challenged the Recognition of European Governments Honors to the Honored. Louisville Conrisr-Journal, Thursday: A very oeauuiui eviaence ot the esteem and re gard felt by Louisville for one of her most die tinguished men was paid to Prof. J. Law rence Smith at the Gait bouse last night. more than a hundred and fifty representative citizens participating. Prof. Smith returned to Louisville recently irom XiUiope, wnitner ne went some months since, and while there received with much eclat the highest honors that the world can bestow upon even the most illustrious of her ecientiflo scholars, No man can of right bo prouder ot the honors which have so de servedly been bestowed upon him than this eminent Kentucky scientist. J. Lawrence Smith is a member of the American national academy of sciences, etc ; membre correspondant de lTnstitut de Franco (Academie des sciences), etc.; mem ber of the Caemieal society of Berlin; of the Chemical society of Paris; of the Chemical -ctoty of London; of the Societe d 'encour agement pour 1 'Industrie nationale; of the Imperial mineralogical society of St. Peters burg. Corresponding member of the. Boston society of natural history; of the American academy of arts and sciences; of the Ameri can philosophical society; American bureau of mines; the Societe des sciences et des arts de Hainaut, etc.; chevalier de la Legion d'honneur; member of the Order of Nichan Iftahar, of Turkey; member of the Order of Medjidiah, of Turkey; chevalier of the Im perial order of Stanistas, of Russia. The following facts in the career of Dr. Smith are taken from a short biographical history by the well-known physician Dr. Bell. The first important scientific memoir was an ettended chemical work on some of the fats, carried on in Liebig's laboratory, that served at once to establish a reputation among European and American chemists. Was sent by the United States government, at the request of the sultan of Turkey, and served four years as mining engineer to the Ottoman empire. During this service he made im portant discoveries of coal, chrome ore and emery, which have been of permanent pecu niary benefit to that empire for thirty years. The discovery of emf ry was, however, the most important, - as the entire civil usd world has benefited by it. At the time of this discovery the Island of Naxos furnished, nnder ranacitv. all the emery that was used by the entire world. His discovery at once diminished the price of emery one-fourth, and since then has increased its consumtion six fold, largely benefiting glass manufacture, steel tools, etc. The discoveries of emery had important sci- enuuc results, establishing the true geologi cal position of this valuable mineral, and giving indications by which others were led to similar discoveries elsewhere. Two me moirs were presented to the academy of sci ences of the French, which were reported on by that learned body, and in the conclusion of their report they we ordered to be inserted in the Recueil des Memoirs des Savants Stran gers then thirty-two years of agej. His la bors on msteones. embraced in twentv or thirty paper i, have placed him at the head of authors on these bodies. Chemical and min eralogical labors and discoveries have been very numerous, the last of these being a study of the basaltic rocks and native iron of Greenland. His lengthy and exhaustive researches on this subject nave put at rest many disputed points in connection with this subject and the results have been fully in dorsed by the French academy of sciences. His original researches are embraced ia up ward of seventy papers, a list of which will be found in the list of scientific labors pub lished by the Royal society of England. As a recognition of the value of these researches he was elected to fill a vacancy in the miner alogicial section of the academy of sciences of the French irstitute, the highest scientific honor a scientific man can aspire to. When in Turkey Dr. Smith was invited to conduct the geological survey of Sjuth Carolina and Alabama, but preferred, staying out his en gagement to the sultan. When he did leave he carried away with him numerous hand some presents and decorations. There have been six or eight Americans elect ed to the different sections ot the acad emies of the French institute from the time of Franklin to the present time. Among them were Agassiz, Dana, of New Haven, the astronomers Newcomb and Hall, of Washington, the latter being the discoverer of the satellite of Mars. He was elected in 1872 president of the American scientific as sociation, was invited by the French commis sion to take part in the congress of the inter oceanic canal, and subsequently named by the city, county and chamber of commerce of San Francisco to the same Dlace. and was mado vice-president of the committee of navigation and meteorology. THE HOME HONOR. Lait night the home friends of Prof. Smith, with a desire to see and hear one thus hon ored abroad, met him at the banquet-table. Manager Almy, of the Gait house, prepared for the occasion a bilt 'of fare of rare excel lence, a description of this appearing below. . THE ATTENDANCE at the banquet was very large, all the profes sions, clerical, medical and legal, being rep resented, as well as every mercantile depart ment of the city. Tho clergy was represented by Dr. E. P. Humphrey, Dr. J. A. Broad us, ot the Baptist theological seminary, and Dr. J. L. Burrows; Dr. Stuart Robinson, Dr. J..W. Warder and Bishop T. U. Dudley being unavoidably ab sent. The profession of medicine was most ably represented by bis life-long friends and col leagues in the University pf Louisville, Dr.T. S. Bell and Dr. T. W. Yandell, besides the entire present faculty of that prosperous in stitution. In addition to which were Dr. W. B. Caldwell, Dr. J. M. Holloway and others. The legal profession was represented by Judge W. L. Jackson, Judge H. W. Bruce, Judge J. S. Pirtle, Judge A. T. Pope, Judge W. F. Bullock, Judge T. L. Burnett, Hon. Isaac Caldwell, Samuel Russell, John W. Barr, H. C. Pindell, Temple Bodley, J. B. Kinkead, Sterling B. Toney, C. Garvin Bell atd Byron Bicon, Esqi. The municipal authority was represented by Hon. Major Baxter and many members of the city council and board of aldermen. The mercantile representation consisted of the venerable James Trabue, F. D. Carley, president of the board of trade; J. D. Allen, L. M. Flournoy, Wm. W. Morrison, W. W. Tyler, and a hundred others. Among the distinguished strangers pres ent were Hon. Wm. Preston Johnston, of Virginia, and General Wm. Preston, of Lex ington. THE TOASTS AND RESPONSES. Dr. David W. Yandell, as chairman of the occasion, arose and rapping, said: U Is my pleasant task to say what all of you al ready know ihat we are hare to do honor, in our Kentucky way. to the veiy distinguished savent whom we have asked to meet us this evening. I know I but express the sentiment ot this lare com pany when I suy not one of ail our noted citizens has ever won such renown In the scientific world or re turned to us with distinction mined In so many and such varied fields of scientific research. I would therefore cfler you the health of our guest and our friend Dr. Smith to be responded to by Colonel Wat terson. MR. WATTKBSON'S RESPONSE. Mr. Chairman 1 rise to propose the health of our honored guest. It Is rare. Indeed, that a community pursuing the obscure tenor of its way far Irom the great capitals of thought and action Is able to claim among its Inhabitants one who has taken all the prizes the world of science has to give; who has risen to the head of his particular department, and has been elevated to the offlclal bead of his profession In his own country; who wears the Insignia awarded eminent professional service by every one of the en lightened nations ot his time, and who comes back to us. after an absence of a few months, the succes sor of Franklin. Prescott and Agassiz In the Nation al institute of France. A man of this description is usually to be found only about the centers of scien tific inquiry and development, and the circumstance should wake us exceptionally proud of so marktd a citizen. But proud as we are of the savant loaded down by publlo decorations and professional tro phies and honors, we are yet prouder of the neigh bor, to whose private virtues we are here to pay the homely tribute of personal respect and regard. Let the nations of the earth distinguish our rrlend as th y may let his proiemlonal brethren esteem and promote him as they shall--he will always remain to us the unaffected, spotless gentleman we know him to be. In this spirit, Mr. Chairman, 1 propose the health of Prof. J. Lawrence Smith. THE HONORED GUEST'S REMABXS. Mr. Smith responded substantially as fol lows: Mr Friends Several days ago my friend Mr. Wat terson came to me and announced the fact that a number of my personal and professional friends de sired to show In some way their esteem for me per sonally and for my aclentifio learning. I said to him then what I say to you now; What have lever Oona that you should do this to me? And I was willing to apologize If need be. I am unaccustomed to pub'lo speaking, for whenever 1 open my mouth I put my linger In it- But thoh this la a ery social occasion, I feel that I must say something solemn even at the risk of souring the wine. Never In my career have I felt so proud of any honor as this. When scien tific men In this country and in Europs did me hon or In any way I felt, to be sure, . eertain clow cf pride In It, !ut toot it somewhat as a matter of r"rse,r3rw6 were au in me same boat. To-night see before me a representative gathering; men from all trades and professions the Tawjer, the merchant the doctor and the clerevman and this fact affords me not a little, gratl- utxtiiuu. ii i unp w Hi'.yiLaus, my ixicnas, to mrtt y?ar esieeui, tile result has been reached by hard labor, and that alone. It Is the same In all professions. The successful lawyer Is a laborer; the successful doctor is a hard worker, and so is the successful merchant. It Is not geniUs so much that succeeds, as It Is hard work; It Is perseverance, and maKng sure oi me step peiore you lane anotnvn f hate always been proud when, either In this coun try or In Europe, people have referred to my labor as without mistakes. I came to this city about thirty years ago. I had np to that time pursues rather an erratic scientific course. When I located la Louis ville I began to crystal Ize my efforts, as a man to tm successfuln any calling must crtstall;:e and concen- triio ma uiuuxiiui turn uia lauvr. i iuuuu lierw a center such as had never been mine bttore. I be came associated with many men of learning, and it was here that I found a basis ot a 'Ca reer, a point upon which to place my fulcrum and get a start In life. When I went to Europe i iouno myseu nonorea iar aoove my expecta tion. 1 went there to work, to complete my sclanthlo labors; and I eame back to bring to you the f tults of my Ltbor, for they belong not to me, but to all men. Among my pursuits I shall refer to one. Although the digestive canal Is the only one that should be any ways prominent on such an occasion, you will pardon me for alluding to the Panama canal. I was a delegate to the International congress that had the ?uestlon of the Panama canal under consideration, shall allude to It especially as Mr. Blaine and Mr. Sherman are Interesting themsr lvea In placing Gen eral Grant in charge of the Nicaragua canal, and thus getting him out of the w ty in the next Presiden tial election. I wish to (peak ot It for another rea son, namely, that 1 take a different view of the ques tion from any I have yet heard expressed. As I was vice-president of one of the committees that had the matter under advisement 1 had due opportunities for posting mi self. When I went to the International congress the fact that forced Itself upon me was that there was no International treaty; it was altogether an assumption. The next thing was ttie body of men. It was the most respectable I ever saw. Great Injustice has be n done the members of that congress. DeLeseps, the president, was a man of almost child-like sim plicity. He was stralehtfoiward and honest, and everything he did was above board and honest. The discussion In the eongress went from point to point Until it was narrowed down to the feasibility ot . two routes, the Panama and Nicaragua. A vote was taken, and by a mere sentiment, nothing more, It iavorea tne rananin route, ailerward Known as the DeLesseus route. The Nicaragua rniita wm warmiv discussed. I examined the estimates ot the engi neers upon It, and I think a man of common sense as capable of passing an opinion on the subject as anybody e!s;; and I came to the conclusion that the Nicaragua route Is Just as unfeasible as any other. I now wish to come down to mv conclusion. Ttie United States wants no canal; It wants nothing ot the kind so long as there is nothing international. 1 here Is really no such Ihiug as an International treaty; It Is so only In name; it is not worth a ceut; It cannot be mtde to last unvlolated and upheld lor three months. This canal Is of more Importance ta England than any other nation. It Is of great Impor tance to the nation having a big navy. England, In time of war. can annroach It with Ita (1-et and Banilv control I', and there Is nothing to snow that she would hesitate at any time to do so. Then, I say to youfrauklythatwedonotwantthe cantU We are unfitted for It. We have no navy, and we ertalnly do not want to construct a canal. What do we want to do? With three thousand miles of territory. It Is hardly necessary to ask that question. Many of our acres are unsettled and uncultivated. Besides for every vessel going through Ihe canal the toll would os six inousana dollars a sum so enormous that the benefits of the canal would never be realized by us. 'i hat is what I desire to bring before you. Amer ica does not need a Canal, and she doe not w mt to build one herself. But I grow loquacious. I have returned to the plaee where all my friends are: to the place from which I received a consistent start In science, and I cannot cut recall that Inst tution In which 1 have felt so much pride. I would, therefore, propose to you to drink to the University of Louis ville, an1 to the memory of the shades whom we all love and honor: and I know of none more fitted to voice Its praises than he who has taken such a life long and sturdy Interest In 1 as Hon. Isac Cald well." Frozen ia tbe KtKclag. Philadelphia North American: "The steamer Havana, from York river, arrived at Baltimore, on Friday evening-, with Captain Augustus Westcott, Joseph U. Todd, mate, and Phillip Johnson, colored, seamen, ot the three-masted schooner Minnehaha, which was sunk abreast of G win's island, below the mouth of the Plankatauk river. The three men were rescued from the ritrtrinc at seven o'clock Friday morning by the boats of the Havana, after being twenty hours exposed to the elements. William Eddy, colored, an other ol the seamen, was frozen to death in I the rigging. Captain Westcott stated that the vessel, with a load ot shells, from Balti more for James river, was waterlogged in the gale. A heavy anchor was paid out to keep the schooner from dragging, and all hands were at work throwing overboard the deck load of shells to save the vessel. The waves dashed over her, and at noon on Thursday the men were driven to the rigging. The vessel made a lurch at the bow and careened so as to throw the masts almost nnder water, and then partly righted and settled in five fathoms. Eddy crawled up and laid on a cross-tree, and died about sundown. The re mainder of the exhausted men weathered the terrible night in the rigging, and in the morn ing were discovered by the steamer Havana. The body of Eddy was left in the rigging. All hands lost their effects, and had nothing but the clothes in which they stood. The Min nehaha was ninety-eight tons burden, well found, and valued r,t tour thousand dollars. She hailed from Philadelphia, and was owned by Frederick Gottlieb, of James river, Vir ginia. The masts are about half out of wa ter, and the vessel will prove a total loss. Captain Westcott lost a considerable quanti ty of money, lett in the cabin. He is of Pml adelphia, and Todd, the mate, who has lived through several shipwrecks, is of Delaware. Captain Westcott pays a high compliment to the officers of the Havana, who effected the rescue at great risk to themselves and ves sel." Wagts of Labor la California. St. Louis Globe-Democrat: "The weekly wages of laborers in San Francisco average eighteen dollars and twenty-five cents each. This includes various classes, from house maids at nve dollars per week, up to harness makers at twenty-six dollars. The average is six dollars per week more than is paid in New Yoik to the Bame classes, eleven dollars more than in England, and fourteen dollars and fifty cents more than in Germany. The common articles of food are about fifteen per cent, cheaper in San Francisco than in New York. The equable and mild climate of Cali fornia of course renders clothing and fuel comparatively small items of expense. With such a showing as this, it is not easy to ap preciate why the workingmen of the Pacific coast should display such an unrelenting jealousy of the Chinamen. They can com pete with white labor in but few departments, while the German and Eoglish immigrants can successfully compete with our best crafts men in any department. Heavy reinforce ments to the laboring ranks in California from England and Germany would have a more powerful effect in reducing the wages of skilled workmen than would any probable m migration from China." SEMMES SOUB PROPRIETORS OF Old Yannissee. QUE ft K -1 TRADE REGISTERED. Old Kentucky SOUR MASH WHISKIES. RGILL BR01 HASDWABE, IRON, CASTINGS, CUTLERY AND GUNS, Steam Er ines.Baiiers, Ironpipe and Machinery Fixtures, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT DEPOT Belting, llose and Packing, Cotton Gins, Presses, Faugut-Deering Engines. Qrist Mills. tOur stock la now fresh and complete, and being added to dally by new goods direct from the manu facturers. Orders promptly filled. Nos. 310-312 FIlisKT STIiEET, MI&MFfUS Grange Agent and Commission Merchant, . lias Reopened at 359 Front street, 31 em phis, and begs leave to Inform the public that he is ready to ha- die consignments of cotton and other d reduce. All consignments are respectfully solicited. v E5TE3 f! S3 LHZI - SYMPTOMS OF A TORPiD LIVER, TjC of Appetite.. owe!s costive. Pain ia tho Hoad, with a dull Sensation iu tho baol part. Pain under th9 shoulderblado, full ness after eating, with a disinclination to exertion of body or mind. Irritability of tamper. Low spirits, with a feeling of hav-i'-!5 neglected somo duty, Weariness, Diz ziness, in uttering ct tho Heart, Dots be fore uha ey'ca, Yellbv fckin. Headache frcnerally over tho right eye, Kastleannesa with fitful dreams, highly colored Urine. II' 21IE3 "V7 AUNINGS ABE USHEEDID, SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED. TUTT'S FIZX3 nre enperially adapted to mii'h rnsen, one done eU'crta auch a change of fueling as to aatonitiu the eufl'crer.r CONSTIPATION.' Only with renlarity of the bowels can perfect health bo enjoyed. If the constipation is cf recent date, a single dose of TUTT'S PIXLS will suffice, but it it has become habiiual, one pill Bhould betaken every nlght.gradually lessen ing the freouencyof the dose not il a regular daily movement Is obtained, which will aooa follow. Dr. I. Guy Lewis, Fulton, Ark., sayat "After n practice of 25 years, I pronounce TUTT'S PILLS tho beet anti-bilious medicine; ever made." Rev. F. II. Ovtooil, New York, Bays s " I have had Dyspepsia, Weak Stomach and NcrvousneKa. I never find ativ medicine to do me o much food as TUTT'S tlLLS. They are, as pood as rupri'seiitcd." Olllro 35 Jlcrrny Street, New Tort, TUTT'S HAIR DYE. CI bay Hair or Whtkkers changed to a Ulosst Klack by a Ritv-o application r1 this Itr. It im pnrts n Natural lr, acta Joxt intaneniisly, and is r. HnnpU-a spring water. Sold by Liruggiata, or pfrtt byctprpsaon receintof Office 3a Murray St., New York. A. W. NKWSOM, L. LIWHOBN, Late A. W. Newaon ft Co. L LAWHORN & CO, Ilave now on hand a full stock of Apples, Oranges, Potatoes, Unions, Pigfcfeet. Pickle?, Batter, Cheese, Eggs and a fal line of all kinds of f rod nee. Or ders and consignments solicited. 344 Front street, Memphis, Tenn MEW GOODS! "VXTE are now reeelvina' br rati and steamers nn- YV usually large purchase, ot the following STAPLE AND FANCY OBOCSBIES. Ocean Foam, Plant's Extra and Ashland Floor. Pearl Heal, Hominy, Hrits and Oatmeal. Buckwheat, Graham Flour and Cracked Wheat. 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 10Tb pails Chow-Chow and Mixed Pickles, by the gallon. Canned Peaches, Tomatoes, Corn, Pears, Gages. Apples, Oranges, Coeoanuts and Malaga Grapes, Raisins, Currants, Citron, Dates, Fies and Nuts. A full Una of Spices and Flavoring Extracts. LYTLE & SHIEL,13, Jio. 218 Slain Street. CHAS.KNEY'S MET MARKET 46-48 BealeSt. Is open, and at all times sup plied with the best of Heats, Vegetables, Game, Fish and Pressed TnrkeTS. J.J. BAWLINGS & Co Cotton Factors And Commission Merchants, 332 FB05T STREET, Vptalrs Hemphls, Ttaieuee I HATE as an assistant. Mr. ED. DASBISLL, who will be glad to see his old friends. JXPItKCEDKSTKU ATTRACTION ! Over Ilair a Hlllleai Elatrltmtd. Louisiana State Lottery Company This Institution was regularly Incorporated by the Legislature of the State for Educational and Charita ble purposes In 1868, for the term of Twenty fit Yean, to which contract the Inviolable faith of the State is pledged, with a capital of 1,000,000, to which It has since added a reserve fund of SB50, 000. Its Urssd vilacle Number IMatrlba tioa will tone place monthly. It never eales or postpones.- Look at the following Distribution: GRAND PBOMENADB CONCERT, During which will take place the 11 5 tb. UKAXD nOITHIiT, AXD TBS Extraordinary Seml-Annual Drawing, At New Orleans, Tuesday, December 18, 1879. Under the personal supervision and management of Gen. 6. T. BEAUREGARD, of Louisiana, and Gen. J. A. EARLY, of Virginia. CAPITAL PRIZE 9100,000. 13?" Notice Tickets are Ten Dollars only. Halqes LIST OF FBIZSS 1 Capital Prize of.... $100,000.. ..$100,000 1 Grand Prize of 50,000 50,000 1 Grand Prize of 20,000 20,000 2 Large Prizes of 10,000 20,000 4 Large Prizes of.... 6,000 20,000 20 Prizes of 1,000 20,000 50 Prizes of 600 25.000 100 Prizes of aOO 80,000 riizwB oi ZUU 40,001, 600 Prizes of 100 60.000 10000 Prizes of 10..... 100 000 APPROXIMATION PUIZTta. 100 Approximation Prizes of 8200.... S20.0C0 100 Approximation Prizes ot 100... 10,000 100 Approximation Prizes of 75.... 7.500 11,278 razes, amounting to 8522,500 Wen. ti. T. Beftnrecard. f La., and den. I. A. Karjy, of Vav, Commissioners. Applicatloj for rates to clubs should only be made at the offlceof the company In New Orleans. Write for circulars or send orders to 91. A. Ik i;ph w 1. O.Bn9,lliewOrlesJu, Law. or same person at No. 819 roadway. New York, orl to No. W West Court Istrfet. Memphis. Tennessee. A 0 CO. rggia IHERS&CO. TBS Cincinnati Packing Co PACK KB8 OF PORK, LARD, AND " QUEEN OF THE WEST BRAND " -0F- f xtra Sugar-Cared Hams, Shoulders, and Breakfast Bacon, OIhoIuti eitl, OHlo. We respectfully call the attention of nartles abon to purchase Jtton- In Wasoan and nealts to our complete stocS of Wianrtard Vttoa UiDS,Hewe Meales and Vlata Bra. Wax on, of which we are agents. Bend for prices. Catalogues furnished on application. Powell, Moffat & Co., 87 Union elrect General Coaamlsaloa Nrrrhtnt. T. C. PARK & CO., (Late of Guy, M'Clellan 4 Co.) Cotton Factors And Commission Uercliants, JiOS. 6 and 8 WEST COURT STEEET, (Guy, M'Clellan & Co. Building.) a)NSIGXMKNT3 solicited, and liberal cash ad yances made thereon. DR. S. H. COLLINS, Office 2574 Main street, HKMIDK1VCE...S1S POPLK HTRKRT REMOVAL. WI have removed our store to BTo- 84S Front freer, three doors south ot Union. We are reoelvlng a full new stock of all kinds of Gra eenea, Tobsreo, Win a and Llqasrs, which we offer at the lowest market prices. We will be pleased to see our friends and customers at our new stand. G.A. ECKERLY&Bros Cotton Ginning OUB Glnhoose Is open, and Gins are In (rood run n loir order. Will att.-nd to all eottnn promptly that Is Intrusted ta us. All cotton Insured while In Glnhouse or on the river when consigned to us. Sacks furnished to responsible parties, HATSEN GIN'S. CHICKASAW GINNING CO. Nos. 81 to 87 Madison St., MEMPHIS TENNESSEE ABB now prepared to gin all cotton consigned to them. With the latest and most Impiored machinery, comprising Feeders. Cleaners. Bullers. Condensers, etc will guarantee both sample and turn out. Prices as low as any first-class gins In the city. No charge for drays to the gins or delivery to the sheds. Ail cotton Insured free while in our care. Sacks furnished to customers free of charge on ap pucauun. uito us a inai. M. W. BBARDSLEY, Snp't. 3 AMD HEAD V VOH BUSINESS. HOOK & LaGRILL, DEALERS IN jVall Paper and Window-Shades House and Sign Faintexs, 289 Second St., corner Madison. ; Portable Engines. One 12-H. P. Portable Engine. One 1 5-H. P. Portable Engine. Twj 20-H. P. Portable Engine. One 40 EL P. Stationary Engine. Just received. Will sell cheap. A. J. WHITE, Dealer In Hardware and Machinery, 236 Front street. Memphis. C. H. TATLOB. GEOBGE AKNOLD. Taylor & Arnoia Wholesale Grocers, COTTON FACTORS And Commission Merchants. 878 Front street, : Memphis. HAVING closed their 8t Louis hocse, are now fully prepared to receive and make liberal ad vances on oonslsnments of cotton, etc. to their Memphis house. They are just In receipt of and re- cbitiuk oj ran bqu river a wen-selected sloes: of Groceries, Produce and Plantation Su ppl lea. ERB& GO. 328 Front street, Hare a large and well-assorted stock of Prod nee. such as Potatoes, Cabbage, Ap pies, Oranges, Onions, Krout, Pickles, ngsieei, mincemeat, isnurr, uneese, etc., o wuica ine attention oi xne iraae is fjiTited. ELECTION NOTICE. Oraci Hkkphis Cot Fibs and Gkn'l Ins. Co., No. 19 Madison street, MKMPHIS. Tknn . November 1 W. 1 ft7Q. HPHK stockholders of this company are herrev JL notified to attend the annual meettner. at the office of the company, on MONDAY, DECEMBEB, 1 1870, as required by section 14, of tbe charter, for iub eiecuon oi a rresiaem, lce-rrnaiaent, cashier, and Seven Directors, for tbe ensuing year, and for the transaction of any other regular business re quired by the Interests ot the company. The elec- uuu win ob ueiu peiwaen tne nours or 1 1 a. m. and Z P m. oy oroer or K si. appukson, President. HawBT J. Ltkn, Cablfr. E. M. ATEBT. J. T. BERLIN AVERY & BERLIN H A VINO succeeded to the bulsnes. of the late win. i. Benin, we wui continue the Rental and Real Estate Business at the old and well known location, No. 39 ilA!ISON STBEET, ... rt j .ui. - - rg w Rn nu uur UIU HMHiaS and patrons and many new onts. Those havlrg property to rent can nnd prompt paying tenants through our office. If you with to buy, sell or ex change, you should see us. Dwel llturs, cottoges and stores to rent. AVKHY ft BERLIN. H. L. GUION, Real Estate Broker, Rental and Collecting Agent, 19 MAMSOM HTRF.P.T MRIIPHIH Masquerade Suits. A LaBGX ASEOBTMNT OF Theatrical and Fancy Costumes,, WIGM, BBAKDB, ETC Private and Amateur Theatricals, Tableaux and Mask Balls, Furnished very Cheap. Sam' I IY1 ay, Cost timer, nr. t. Bowdre. Botfc. Haloae. B DWDRE COTTOXT FACTORS, 28G Front street )Si5SajeS( JXemphis, Tenn. Our Shed is open and ready to receive Cotton. B. K. PLAIN. W. A. Wo I. EABEE CO, 33AMJFACTUIlF.ttS OF Doors, Sasl, BHs ait Mimas, ALL KINDS OP ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER, SHINGLES, LATH, ETC , ETC. OFFICE AND FACTORY: 358 and 360 Second street, Memnhis, Tenn ty-SKND FOB OUB PRICK LISTrfr W. IL Galbreatn. OTTOW tOur Warehouse (Mutual Storage Company) is now open, ready to receive cotton, on ivliich we will make liberal cash advances. JOS. FADER. HENRY fader, mm & Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors 294: Front street, Memnnis, Tenn. K. H. AFPJBBSON. E. PL iiPPEM! & GO. GROOBES, COTTON FAOTHS And Oommlssion 39er oil anta . Xos. 23S and 23S Front and Keep al wars on hand a well selected stock t!r-I,lherml ntvanron IfAPOLEOX HILL. 3. HILLFOWTAIWEC COTTON 296 and 298 FRONT STREET, M.EXPHlS....TEJrr. rSAsrentsi for the Celebrated 12. rrvr CVtton-iiii.ffl 11. 1 BKACKAK K. K. I W sTTilBOjgLXi Grocers, Cotton Factors, AND SAXiT AGENTS, Hr o. 9 Unit(jn slreet. : G.BAUM&OO. WHOLESALE. LIQUOR 35S MAIN STREET, BTWe tserebv notify oar friends and patrons that we have closed oar boose in Cincinnati, and have sumed business at Memphis, with a laise and complete stock or Hlnn. L,lqaor aad Clears. We solicit a call Irom our customers and friends, or their orders, which snail have prompt attention. MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS AND WHOLE3aXK.DE IN Tobacco. Pipes and 286 Main street, Memphis and Respectfully inform their friends and the trade that they have on band tbe largest and beet selected utopk of eoods In the mwrfrpt. Orders nolldterf. end saftsfuctlon gnwanttd. TACCABU. B. TACCAEQ. I270BTEB3 WINES, LIQTJOBS 8s CIGARS, No. 324 Errant street, Memphis SCHOOL BOOKS! CLAPP&TML BOOKSELLERS ni..i. ni, ..x wiaiiiv uuun inauuiabiuicia aiiu jvu i nuiciS) 315 T&.txxx Stroot, s i MomTpniw.Torin. Respectfully inform tbelr friends and the trade nd JtllMcallaneona Boo am, Ofllro and pertaining kj men uusiuws, wuicn tuey oner 10 uie puoiic at unusuauy low price. fW All orders Intiusted to tbelr care shall ixelve prompt and careful attention. J. C. NEELY. S. H. WHOLESALE GROCERS, Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, fin. 3y Front wln-pt. Memphis. Tenn. J. E. GOD HIS. L. D. HUIAUS, Jr. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 333 Front street, cor. Union, Slciiipliig, Parlirnlarntfention givew 4ntlie handllnsaf cotton vrtiifp In 1iel trade lEiiL i AHBOKTRO STICK. CASiOY-PlBK HOODH Anil flLL WEIUUT. No, 37 Madison street, Memphis, Tennessee sad sa:s. p. biwum .MMull CO. WILLIAMS. W. H. EADEE. J. M- Fowlkes. 0 FACTORS, FRANK. J. SUGARMAN . IV. BAHBAUT. Jeflerson street, Slemphle, Tenn of Plantation Sap piles, ty Cotton aspeclaltr. made on fonirtrnnwt. FOXTAISE, JUKGJIE liLLL. FACTORS AND - 1 31 3 N. COMMERCIAL STREET, I Corner mt Ieast, I ST. LOUIS MISSOURI nUACHAlt. J. H, POtsTOM. : : : Memphis Tenn. and CIGAR DEALERS MEMPHIS, TENN. Smoker's Articles. 310 East 54th street, New York. A. E. TACCACO. CO., ASD DEALE2S O BLANK BOOKS I AND STATIONERS; i i i . i. r: i - that thev have a eomrlete t took of Hrkaol. Rita kr faney Mtar loaiery. and a full line Of everything BEOOKS. H. M. NEELY. GO MEELY & CO s. a. scCALLCa m MARK g Oandy o use