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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL--"WEDyESDAY. DECEMBEB 34. 1879.
3 vlPJM.r'HIS APPICAL BY irmotr Mubacrtptloa Oally 4t Weekly Jmki., one yew-by mall... . JJ U.e eui. six months, by mull 'JV uitb Oi, one mor.lu, by mall - Oae eopy, one ween, In elty .. WEEKLY I Om oopy, one year. .......... -..SI 0 ia oopy, alz mouths ... Bates of AdTertlaiaa Fl Insertion, pet square ....... SI OO . o-wqoent Insertions, per square Wants, etc, are tin eents per line Drat Insertion, and five cents per line each subsequent Insertion. O-Aia and Marriotts notices, Kuneral notices and i Kcuules are charged at rtular rates. Mr rlii not&ooept am advertisement to follow reta ins roatfw. (l i.it lines eolld nonpareil makes one square, and al a lines make one Inch. L.v aJNotloe. are twenty omits per line Urn Inset UonM teen eents per Une per week. r Ceatilbntora auad. Cerresoeadeataj, Hi solicit letters and oommanieatlona upon subject ct gansral Interest, but such must alwara be ae- ympanled by a responsible name. n ordering papers changed from one postofDoa to aiuHber, the names of both postoffloes should by gl w wlU not return rejected eommanleatlone. Zdr ma'l-books are kept by poeloSloes, and not by liv.lvllual names. 1 je.'Uuen ooplea sent free of charge. QALLAWAY ft KBITma, C. allwat, b ilea second atreet, I M. KT1. . 1 V m ih I s. Tenn. ISIEMI'mS APPEAL WEDNESDA. .1 DECEMBER 24, 1879. Thk Appeal this morning consists of six pages, embracing forty-eight columns. On the third page will be found many items of interest, incladioj? a careful compilation of newa in brevity from all parts of the States of Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, newt by telegraph from South America and Europe, and Christmas poetry. On the fourth page we print an interesting story entitled, "La cretis, a Christmas Eve Adventure;" also a poem by our correspondent, Miss Agnes entitled "A Christmas Long Ago,' and news by telegraph from various points in the Union. On these pages will also be found the advertisements of many of our most prominent business people, to which the attention of the seeker after goods m their lines ia directed. nEHPBIH AND HEB rill'BE. The sanitarv condition of Memphis, ac cording to the report of tbe board of health. Is cer tainly not fluttering to tbe pride or the hopes of her proud citizens, in other words, the raxing-uisrnci has been sec down as exceedingly foul In ail that re lates to Health, and whether this condition oe tne Intent cause of yellow-fever or not, tbe citizens of Memphis have very busily resolved, that It shall no longer exist. If cleanliness In tbe body polltl.be next to (todllness, the people of tbe Bluff City have no rtgbWto boast of any extraordinary amount of righteousness, and yet we have every reason to be lieve that ber moral condition for years past will compare with any other municipality of the same size an J tiumoers in tnis oroaa tana, ir, nowever, righteousness or iodllness shall increase wltb tbe Improvement of her physical condition, we may look out ror nempms to ue a very pious city, ana wnea she Is properly clad In Uodltness and cleanliness. ber day of prosperity will have lust dawned. We love Memphis, not ouly because of ber proximity to trade with all north Mississippi, but we have spent many nappy hours within ber precincts In times that bave passed. Many ot nearest and dear est kindred. having finished their brief span of lire there, new rest beneath UIO unuB VI UCl imfSUUlUl wiiictgij. mil 111 nirivn II, wbo grew up 10 be a beautiful and accomplished woman, occupies there a little spaoe, marked with no s'gbtly evidence of ambition or wealtb, yet known well from tbe work of loving hands. There still are many to whom we are bound by tbe strong est ties of lnve and consanguinity, and whenever Memphis travails through atlllctlon and sorrow, we mourn with ber, and when ber lines are cast In pleasant places, we rejoice with her. Therefore, do we earnestly wish that she may push on ber sanitary Improvements until she shall sit enthroned, tbe queen city of the southwest, colored with the crimson tide of health, clad In the splendid robes of commer cial wealth, rich In ber Institutions of learning and art, pure In ber churches and orders of benevolence, strong In resources of self-reliance, and surround-d with all the aids and comforts of tbe highest civili zation, au to continue ior ages to come. These kindly expressed good wiahos from our esteemed cotemporary, the Grenada Sentinel, we are glad to be able to respond to with assurances that though there are a few persons, a very few, disposed to give the Taxing-District authorities trouble as oppo nents of sanitation in any guise, the great majority of oar citizens poor and rich alike are resolved to do as they are now doing in New Orleans, put our house in order for next summer. We do not forget the horrors of 1873 or the deaths and losses of last summer. Many genera tions of men and women must pass away ere the sorrows and losses by the dreadful death-dealing plague pass even into tradition. Our losses of life and property are too recent. The sad events are still too near our hearts. The hurry of trade and the anxieties of a time so propitious as the present may seem to cover out of sight the record of the fever. But it is only seems. The sorrows it brought ns are ever present to stimulate us to cleanliness and sanitation so that we may pass the ordeal of next and all subsequent summers safely, and go on uninterrupted by sickness and death to the consumation of our destiny. We have laws to this effect, and the people intend that they shall be enforced to the letter. We will be clean. A HB3IOM rOH THE TIMES. Rev. Dudley W. Rhodes, of Cincinnati, preached a sermon last Sunday on the churches duty toward fallen women a duty, let ns say, that is too often neglected. It was stronsr in statement and eloquent in appeal Concluding it, and with an impassioned fervor that we can well imagine awoke the slum bering and made active the doubting souls of many hearers, he said: Look at our elty to-nlsbt. Tell me. rou mothers. bappy lo a borne guarded by tbe Invisible but poten tial influence ot virtue, what single Influence la work lug to resoue your sisters from tbe bouses where vir tue Is a stranger, and where the doors spring open at the band of sin ? On tbe night air there may be Dome me sous ana cries or a oreaKing oeart; in tne silence of some chamber there may be an aching soul In dumb wonder that so much prayer and so much grief seem to avail nothing In a heartless world. There may be, nay. In our knowledge of human nature we know there must be, mlguty efforts made lo break away tne binding chains clanuuhappy lire, and there comes no angel to guide and encourage. as there came to Peter In tbe dungfon. Slavery is not oeau. Bin ana custom, mignty tyrants, rotaln tbttlr knbp upon luinr ,1t.nnr.ent,wt slaves. No auction block, no negro cabin, no Sibe rian mine ever witnessed a crueler servitude than that which many despised outcasts endure, In whose aoul the iron has entered, who with remorse In their hearts and agony unspeakable shrink from tbe necessities of evil, and whose footsteps If they seek to escape are tracked by the bloodhounds of a remorseless social rigor. Around the Innocence of our social life we draw tbe awful circle ot a christian bate. Let alnrul women put but a foot within, and at ber head, even If it wear a crown ot holy purpose, we launcn ine curse or Tauure. a Detier and divin er spirit cries aloud in behalf of these poor things. Wisdom cries In the streets. It urges public expen ditures, not In penal Institutions, where crimes are prevented. It Implores bard and cruel souls to give to others that mercy they them selves expect. It olds the church of God to follow the Savior In Ills sweet and help ing lorgiveness, anu to reu a sneering ana cynical world that It has In It the everlasting spirit of Him whose love and smile brought benlzons on retwnlant Mary's face, and whose reouke to Simon Is ber own to It; "Simon, I bave some what to say unto thee. There was a certain creditor which bad two debtors, the one owed Ave hundred pence and the other nfty. And when they had nothing to pay he frankiy forgave them both. Tell me, therefore, which ot them will love blm most? Simon answered and said, I suppose be to whom be torunve most. And He said unto blm, Tbou bast rightly Judged. And Ue turned to tbe woman and said unto Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered Into thine bouse; tbou gaveat me no water tor my feet, but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them wltb tbe balrs of her bead. Tbou gavest me no kiss, but this woman since the time I oaiue In bath not ceased to kiss my feet. Wherefore I say unto thee, ber sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much ; but to whom little Is foiglven, the same loveth little." And He aith to the woman: "Thy faith bath saved thee; go in peace," We have here in Memphis a beneficent in stitution, conducted in the apirit of this ex hortation, wherein women who are awearied of their atrife with an infamously brutal trade may find both rest and peace. It is an institution wherein the words of the compas ionating Cbriat find daily exemplification. It is controlled by earnest women who are actuated solely by the desire to save the for lorn of their sex from the awful depths of a depravity whose experiences even a Dante could not paint, and from a degradation that none but those wbo wallow in it may know. These women labor zealously, without money and without price. Surely these facts, coupled with this extract from Dr. Butler's sermon, should appeal for them to-day and induce voluntary ott'dringa for the "home" they have made for those who are fallen, that even they may share in the brightness and the hope of Christmas day. Charity, full handed and overflowing, cannot better be bestowed than rtpon an institution whose purpose it is to lift up the fallen, to bind the broken-hearted, to heal the wounds ot sor row, to cover shame with the mantle of charity, and to restore to paths of rectitude those who are now outcasts from homes and hearts tbat in secret sorrow for their shame. All APPEAL FOB PEACE A3KD GOOD WIE.li. The Radical element at the north, the same that before the war stole negroes, as common thieves rob farms or plantations, nnder the plea of humanity the same, too, who nrged on John Brown to arson, theft and murder in Virginia, to civil war in Kan sas this same radical element is still en gaged in perpetuating its baleful memories by a crusade against the labor of the south, under the same plea of humanity.' On this day above all others, on the eve of the na tivity of the prince of peace, we do not like to recall these things, but the facts of a bit ter, unrelenting and brutal enmity against the whole people of the south, thus evidenced by a certain element of Republicanism, en couraged by many of the " leaders of that party are so patent, are indeed so obtrusive, that we cannot, if we would, let them pass without another added to oar many protests. We have appealed to the party in power, so often insolently and abusively aggressive, which has its secret organizations charged with the duty of poi' aoning the mind of the negro against his white neighbors and filling it with ideas of agrarianism. We have appealed to the party of Hayes and Grant to take counsel of intelli' gence and not of sectional passion, and to regard us, as we are, ef the same country, sharing the same destiny, and having no in terests to subserve by or under the Federal government that all , other sections of the country are not to be benefited by. We appeal to them again. We appeal to them in the name of the prince of peace, whose coming made liberty certain, to make issue with us, if issue must be made, upon questions alone that are per tinent to the general welfare. We appeal to them to give np sectionalism; to forego the luxury of abasing and vilifying the south; to begin from this day forth to . regard us as , brethren of the same family, citizens of the same great republio men at least as honest as themselves, in intention and in act, in up holding a common civilization and in support of the Federal authority. As one .of their own writers, "HanBon," says injhe Indian apolis Statesman: ;': Tbe States were settled by practically the same kind of people. The Huguenots of Carolina were as the Huguenots of Long Island; North Carolina re ceived exactly the same sturdy stock as Pennsyl vania, and though Puritan and Cavalier differed widely, tbe later Invasions of Scotch and English changed much of tbe south, and last of all In Ueor- fliawaa planted a stock of as thoroughly democratic, tberty-lovlng English as Mew England ever bad. To this day one dads In northern Oeorgla a society thoroughly English, with all the traits of the Eng lish country gentlemen, since settlement, more over, tbe population has twice been diffused If tbe expression be allowable. One-half the southern people are descended from northern Immigrants. There Is scarcely a family In this part of Indiana but bas relatives In the south. It there Is any peculiar excellence In Mew England blood they bave some ot It In every county la tbe south. I never found a section so remote, but I found there some families of northern birth. There bas been too much mixture to allow people to settle Into per manent local types. We have the same blood, we speak the same tongue, we read tbe same books, our Suite constitutions and laws are similar, and we are largely moved upon by tbe same social forces. Against all tbls the Influence of climate Is most often urged; but there are loo conclusive answers: First, that time enough bas not elapsed for climate to make great changes In national character; and, second, that our south Is net far enough south lor the law ot tropical Influences to take effect. These are facts. They are facts that ought ti weigh convincingly, at least with the more intelligent members of the Republican party, and turn them from a sectionalism that is the Only thing in the way oF that cor diality essential to the completion of this erA of trade revival. Let our northern brethren turn their backs on the malevolent Radicals, who nurse hate and give it malicious expression; let them give up sectionalism, as we at the south have done long ago, and bend their energies to advance the interests of the country by legisla tion that will stimulate and not retard; by laws that will preserve and not break down, made in the spirit of mutual concession and compromise. CHBUTUAH EVK, To-morrow will be Christmas most hal lowed day of all the year. The children of those who dwell amid the comforts of homes, where the lavish hands of wealth strew costly gifts in every pathway, will be happy to night and to-morrow morning. The crowd upon the streets, the large outlay for costly presents, and the increased life and hurry of the express companies, indicate the return of better times, and that to-morrow's holiday will be more joyous than usual. This even ing and late to-night toving friends and rela tions will be hunting for presents to gladden the hearts of others. A multitude of benev olent people will be puzzling themselves as t) the most appropriate Christmas present, Impressed with the belief that the worst of our troubles are over, and that the future bes before us bright, smiling and full of hope. people now feel that they can, without self reproach, indulge their desires for "aft old- fashioned Christmas. Yet the lessons learned in hard times as to how to appreciate the value of money will have its effect, and while an unusual sum will be laid out in gifts this evening and to morrow, the economical train ing of the eventful past five years will have its influence. Money will be freely spent, but the buyers now realize more than ever before, that something which lasts and is of use, while at the same time is a continual reminder of the practical thoughtfulness of the persan tendering the gift, is many times better than the fragile knick-knacks which, originally without purpose, can have only an ephem ml intei-eat. Tt ia unhappily the fact that there is great want of judgment in gift-mak ing show and display is too often substi tuted for substance. As a rule, it is better to choose useiul things for gifts than mere pretty things. Money spent for the purchase of frivolous trinkets is money wasted. The first thins to do in order to be successful is to study the taste, the likings of those for whom we design gifts; to select not such articles as . we may like our selves, but which the recipient likes, and if we have not the knowledge ob tain it from some intimate friend. It ia sad to think of the money that will be spent in the next twenty-four hours in buying Christ mas gilts for children. Millions of dollars will be thus swallowed, as though they were thrown into the sea The tastes of children are very simple and easily satisfied, and a dollar judiciously laid out will give as much joy as ten times that expenditure. Ex travagance in this respect is doubly huttlul, for, in addition to the iiu mediate loss, it encourages prodigality and renders tbe task of pleasing more difficult with each year. While making our friends and relations happy, let na not forget the houses whoee closets contain skeletons, the bones of which rattle on Christmas day as if to mock the general joy in happy households. The festivities of the Christmas holidays will bring joy and gladness to all who are blessed with the comforts of life, but it will be a sad occasion for the widowed mothers who shiver in the cold with their little help less broods around them, bereft of a father's love, perchance by the breath of the pestilence; for the stitchers who sit in their lonely garrets, toiling in want - and poverty for the pitiful pittance for garments which the rich wear. It will have no joy for the homeless outcast who sleeps in the streets, dreaming of a happy home and a mother's smiles away back in the long ago. A home with no Christmas .festivity is sorrowful to contemplate, and the rich, in making their own household happy, should not forget the poor. SAUAl IOlItl ANU 91 A NIi Y HTATKH- aiAXSHIP. When of two adversaries one hesitates, then ia the opportunity of tbe other. "Hard money" is an old battle-cry of the Demo-. cratic party. The vision seen by the Emperor Constantino in the heavens revealed the words: "By this sign shalt thou conquer," and "bard money" have been the conquering words by which Democrats in past days marched to victory. Tbat banner of con quering power has been raised again by Mr. Bayard in proposing tbe extinction of the legal-tender system. The New York Public well says: "Mr. Bayard did a brave and manly thing in offering bis resolution." The same paper adds: "In fact, it is the first step taken by any prominent Democrat since the war which displays genuine capacity for statesmanship." These words are true. Mr. Bayard's movement indicates not the mere . resource of the poli tician, but the (sagacieus and masterly action of the statesman. The Republicans claim resumption and the restoration of gold to the hands of the people as their own poli cy. When a step forward in public affairs is taken, that act involves other steps as its consequence. It is in this way that the ex tinction of legal-tender money becomes a logical necessity. ' Blind to this important fact, the Republicans hesitate. In face of the great question that n9w arises, the Re publican advisory committee, Mr. Morrill alone dissenting, recommends that "nothing should ie done" The Republicans stand in doubt before a sequence entailed . by their own deed they hesitate, and, as we ; have said above: When of two adversaries one hesitates, then is the opportunity of the oth er. inis opportunity Mr. iiayara seises; ne says, in effect, to the Republicans you un dertook to use Democratic thunder; the bolts of Jove proves to be too mighty for your hands, we therefore claim our own, and while you agree to do nothing, ac customed hands will crrasp ' the bolt and hurl it to its goal the legal tenders must go! In this way a dart stolen from the Democratic quiver will be the instrument by which tbe conquering of new victories, and a return to the traditionary statesmanship of the Democratic patty, will be secured.' To see tbe opportune moment tbat made all this possible, to seize it, and by a bold strategy to strike daring the very moment of hesitation in the opponent's ranks, was a touch of genius akin to the Napoleonic. In a similar way to this proceeding of Mr. Bavard's, Sir Robert Feel, tbe greatest English statesman of modern times, when the reform bill of 1832, which he and his party had strenuously opposed, was passed, declared, the reform bill being now the law, tbe battle ot con' Ber vat ism must for the future be fought cn (he grounds of the reform bill. This was "plucking the flower safety from the nettle danger." But Mr. Bayard, while fighting the enemy on the enemy's own ground, doei so, as we have shown, not on a basis inconsistent with his principles, but with a keen and trenchant weapon furnished from the stores of the Democratic armory itself. When the bill for the issue of treasury notes came up in the house on the seventeenth of June, 1862, as a measure not directly pro vided tor in the United States constitution, but rendered necessary by the exigencies of the war, Pendleton, of Ohio, denounced it, and Conkling, now New York senator, said no power to issue paper legal-tenders existed in the constitution. With him agreed Yallan- digbam, of Ohio, and the Democratic party at large. Mr. Daynrd'n policy w, thoroforc. one strictly consistent with the principles fa miliar to the Democrat, loudly asserted in the time of General Jackson, and never re nounced. As the .Republicans under the stress of war stepped beyond the consti tutional limits tor the purpose of is suing greenbacks to aid in the defense of the country, so many of the Republicans at a time when the country was suffering from the extreme depression and distress that resulted from the panic of 1873 favored the issue of paper money as a means of alle viation. The panic and its deplorable conse quence having passed away, relief and alle viation is no longer required. -What might have been of benefit as medicine to a patient when sick, would be an injury if taken as cos slant food when health had returned with all its blessings. Mr. Bayard sees that now trade bas revived, now prosperity is invigor ating our social centers, and good, solid gold is within the reach of capitalists' and work ing men alike, according to their means, the wishey-washey slops of . the.' legal tender restoratives are no . longer required, for the late drooping convalescent has become hale and vigorous and strobg enough to carry the gold tbat now jingles so cheer ingly in his pockets. Viewing the question in this way, the Appeal lent its support to the expedient suggested as a measure of re lief when the capitalist was losing money on bis possessions, the banker was sighing over the idle currency that lay unemployed in his coffers, the tradesman was at his wits end because of ; the merchandise that lingered unsold on his shelves, a ad the working peo ple were wearying heaven with prayers for the means of finding bread for their little ones. But happily the voice of distress is no longer heard in the land, there is plenty of work, and good hard msney is attainable from Maine to California, for labor as well as merchandise. Under these circumstances the Appeal layB aside the expediency of the moment, and, with all its might, stands by its old banner? hard money and plenty of it! letter from Affairs at Cabal. London, December 23. The viceroy of iadm telegraphs to-day as follows: Dis patches from General Robert?, of the six teenth, seventeenth and eighteenth instant. have just been received. Tbe defenses of the Sbirpur cantonments have just been com pleted. Tbe enemy occupies the bights over tne city but does not descend into tne plains, which are protected by our cavalry. Gen eral Roberts was waiting the arrival of Gen eral Uough to make an attack, as he would then be strong enough to hold all the impor tant positions, but he will attack the enemy betore tbe arrival ot ueneral Uoagn. it a favorable opportunity offers. Oar loss on the fourteenth was twenty-eight killed and ninety-seven wounded, of whom eight have Bince died. The enemy's loss was very heavy. O man Khan and other Afghan leaders wete killed. On tbe seventeenth instant the ene my appeared on Siahung, but , they were quickly dislodged, without loss on our side, The enemy, b numbers are diminishing, and Manraoud Jan Marar, tne real Afghan lead er, had proclaimed Ex-Ameer Yakoub Kahn's eldest son ameer. General Roberts write?. on the twentieth instant, that a considerable quantity of grain had reached Ja'labad safe ly, Bbowmg tbat tne road is open bo far. On tbe nineteenth instant the British lost nine teen wounded, and Mai or Cook, who obtained the Victoria Cross for gallant services, died of wounds received in a previous engagement. Two officers are ill lrom small-pox. Pneu monia is. increasing, owing to tbe pold weath er and exposure of the men. otherwise the health of the troops is good, the number of sick among tbe Europeans only amounting to four per cent.". An Upen JVnsIness. The great success won by the Louisiana State lottery company has been gained by the strict fairness of its dealings with the public. All its methods of doinsr business are open as the day, and buyers of tickets have learned that they have only to contend with the laws of chance, and that all are eerved alike. When anyone asserts the con trary of this it is safe to call him a liar or a blackmailer. The'regnlar monthly drawing will take place on the thirteenth of January. Which la the Cheapest, A rtflrlrntrA nf I'inlr.-k'a Durham lAnfnini'nra tu-entt pipe-fulls of thn best smoking tobacco made, or one common cizar? Each costs ten cents. I SETTLED BEYOND DOUBT, That Grant Will be a Candidate for the Presidency Before the Republican National Convention, and Will Mnst PnaitivAi Tut Nomi nated on the First Ballot The Programme Arranged In Chicago Confirmed In PhOadel- - phia Without Consulting Blaine Conkling, Hayes and Slier- j man Agree to It ' The New York Herald's Philadelphia special says: If thoroughly trustworthy men are to be credited. General Grant's future, so far as the Republican party is concerned, has been Bettied during tbe past lorty-eignt hours.. This point having been reached, a brief review ot the events of the past few days is important. Tbe first ominous act of the third-term party was the sudden introduction of Senator Cameron into the natisnal com mittee, and his no lew sudden elevation to its chairmanship. Even the friends of the senator bave been curious to know how his pronounced victory -was so easilr achieved, for it was a matter of notoriety that on the night betore the session be lacked nine votes to secure his success. But it is cow asserted that bis entire strength in the committee at the hour of voting was not by any means shown; that all that he desired to be shown was just enough votes to elect. Secretary Sherman's fatal blunder in net forming a defensive alliance witn Blaine acainst Cameron, whether from family con sideration or because of utter hopelessness, Beems to have caused bim, according to the best information, to say tareweii to bis Presi dential aspirations. He has lost his identity in just the same degree that Blaine has lost bis importance. . The visit of Secretaries Sherman and Evarts now appears to have had much real significance. During the presence of Senator Cameron in this city on Friday a preliminary coiference was held, at which all the minor details of the Chicago convention were arrange. Another meeting was subsequently held at the. Continental hotel, to which the Htyes branch of the Republican party was admitted. But at its conclusion perfect harmony is said to have been reached. The important result ot all this caucusing bas been an aereement that Grant shall be the candidate for the first place on tbe ticket. A gentleman intimately associated. and more intimately related with Senator Cameron, has just assured me that he had it direct from the chairman of the National Re publican committee himself that at the con ference referred to the entire programme for the coming campaign was arranged. Regard ing the terms which have been made with tbe Hayes-Sherman republicans, be proteased the utmost ignorance. Indeed, it struck me that he professed too much ignorance. He did say that tbe programme of the party manager is to nominate Geaeral Grant as the Republican candidate on the first ballot, The remarkable feature about the under standing is that it has been reached without the active co-operation of such a strong man in tbe party as Blaine. The opinions of Senator Conkling were undoubtedly known. but Blaine would appear to have been left entirely out in tbe cold. TH.B FACT CONFIRMED. Washington special to the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "A gentleman who formerly served on General Grant s staff and who has been associated intimately with bim since, and who bas just left bim in Philadelphia, says that while the general will not do anything to en courage his nomination for (he Presidency, he will not object to the use of his name, and has told some of bu friends as much. If the Republican party nominate bim with una nimity he will accept the candidacy, but be will not utter a word publicly on the subject. either pro or con. If the honor cornea to bim it will come uninvited and will meet with a grateful acceptance. ' KENNETH KAYNEK FOB VICE. Washington Capital: "We see the name Of lennetn flajncr, solicitor of tho. treasury, offered as the most eminent as ice-President to fill up the Grant boom. We are sorry tor it. We are atraid that some southern man will be selected to back up Ulysses, and regret that so good a man should be selected as Solicitor Rayner. Hs has done nothing to merit sucb a late, isecaase our auburn friend Tom Xeogh, of North Carolina, has been chosen as secretary to Dun Cameron's Repub lican Presidential nominating national asso ciated crowd of Grantites. it looks very strik ingly aa if the intention was to blend the north and south to work the boom. With this view, we presume, the working con tin ues. If it be healthy, we have nothing fur ther on the subject. But we cannot leave it without stating that, though Solicitor Rayner ia a gentleman of brains and intelligence, if be accepts tbe V ice- f residency be wiU be to entirely left along with Grant that there will be none so poor as to reverence him. The solid south having gone back on itself, will amount to very uttie in matters ot a national character; and though Grant be backed by the entire thirteen States, their backing will only be upon a contingency, and that con tingency is very doubttul to occur. - LKX H. 8TKFBBNB FOR TICK. Washington special to the Chicago Nvws: Alexander H. Stephens still remains the won der of congress, from tbe persistent manner in which he clings to lite, and the tact that his mind seems to retain all it? old-time vigor, even while the body is apparently dead. His is a remarkable example ot will power, as he lives more because he wills it tban because be bas any natural rio-ht to. Your correspondent called upon bim at his room in the National kotel, where he has stopped wnen in tne city tor many yearr. The venerable old statesman was found seated in. his wheel chair, which he occuDies on the floor of the house, wheeling himself aroubd trom one part ot the room to another. His greeting was cordial, and conversation opened. Marshall Jewell, when in the city. had said that in his State (Connecticut) they were . talking of . a Presidential ticket, with Grant for the first place, and Alexander tt. btepnens tor tbe second, i rye, of Maine, said he had heard of such a combi nation, and the object of my call upon tbe old Georgian was to ascertain his viewa upon such a ticket. He declined to discuss politics, but said: "I aiall never occupy any position ower (nan me one 1 do now, and I don't expect to hold that much longer." Upon my expressing surprise at that, he said: "I don't exrject to live through another Presidential election; I don't expect to live twelve manths longer." It was suggested that be might be mistaken this time, as his friends had been so often before. No," said he, " I think not; I can fesl that my health is rapidly declining; I notice it myself. I have held on now far beyond my time, and have outlived my generation. I have always been weak and sickly, but still I have lived, while hale and hearty men, my companions and associates in congress, have fallen bv the wav. I entered congress ia J843, and there are now but fif teen men living who were there with me. p;e. HOPKINS & CO. MILLIKESY. MEMPHIS. I iTOVVm B A TfVDU Bnvtro a r BlDbotis, Featbers, Etc, at iiedeel & rlees. 2691IA1N ST. Opp. Court Square NOTICE, "DOLICE HEADQUARTERS, - 1 JL AlKMPHia, Tkin.. ueeember 22, 1879. i" 10 Owlnff to tha bum Kmnnnt nf antmn ,na nn storage, and on the streets of our city, tbe use of r irewonu, or anj kind during Christmas Holidays, will be prohibited. Tbe polios force will see that tbls order Is strictly enforced. P. & ATHT.'.Cblef Folios A. TACCARU. : B. TACCAX.C. : uB.T4CC.AUO. "A. VACCARO & CO., IKP0RTEB8 AND DEALER IB WllpJS, liIQUOBS Be CIGARS, M .H.Coover&;Co MANUFACTURERS 0F Doors, Sash, Blinds & Moldings, Brackets and Scroll Work, Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles. Lath?, Etc., Nos. 161,163 and 165 Washington street. 3 kXoxxxi32jS. ' Tennessee, SCHOOLFIELD,HAMUER&Gfl WHOLESALE Grocers and Cotton Factors 256 Front street, Memphis, Tenn. t&" OUR COTTON WAREHOUSE IS KOW OPEN, and ire solicit consignment from our friends and customers, and will make liberal advances on all shipments WE ARE NOW KECElVlAtt An Entirely New and Fresh Stock of Goods, and will wait nn onr friends as nunal. Z. S. EHTEM, late Kateau riser A Co. 3SSTE Sneeeawairai to Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors And Commission Merchant, Nos. Ill and fl.3 Union Street. Memphis. . W. B. 6albreatn. w ra sin W, COTTON FACTORS, 2L2L 'Uziioii &zTira-wtt fTH. -a s B3?"Our Warehouse (Mutual Storage Company) is now open, ready to receive vlton, on which we will make liheral rnfth advance. IB 53 0 Grocers and Nos. ,371-373 Main street, Memphis. G. W. SHAFFER, Manager Doors,Sasli,BMs,MoIiip,Lnlier LATH AND SHINGLES, Nos. 337 and 339 Second Street, CTorner Union, in Old Powtoifice K. C FEABCE. PEMOE, SUGGS & GO WHOLESALE GU.OCEH.S, Cotton Factors and No. 258 Front street, Memphis, Tens PAWTIflFI.AK ATTEWTIOy FAID TO TNK NALE OFflOTTOl J. C. NEELY. S. H. BROOKS, MEELY & CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS,. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Jfo. 367 Front street. Memphis. Temi. S. VAHGRAVFEILAND & SOU. ZHit. Iiouis; Beflaerai of lard, and taetarerai mt rom " u. ncviin reauerea ijt&ru in tne maouiacturB vi same, weifiu, V.SAICI.B ana Hwalitr Bmwmtwj nm Pcliar. R. 8. TAYIOR represent u In Mempnl. WEI. BE W COTTON G Second street, from 4 80-SAW HULLEE GINS! Complete Cleaners, Condensers, Etc. 7 . Cotton consigned to me corered by Klrer Insurance and insured while at Gin. COAL AND WOOD YARD, G2. 64 and 66 Main street. W. T. Bowire. ssooth BOWDRE, 1L0I & CO. COTTON 2SG Front street S&?gSly;SgfS&'! Memphis, Tenn. Jar shed Is open and Pratt, Irwin & Oo WHOLESALE Notions, Gents' Furnishing Goods BTo. 329 3IA1N STREET- W Wb dealrs lo Inform our friends and tbe trade orders trom Memphis, where we Intend to continue .r-iease aauretsrua nereanar only to 329 Main I JAM. II. DO AW. Blenaphln, Tens. , BO AM CO Estes. Fixer Sl Co. J. M. Fowlkes. 881 Cotton Factors .W emphlw, Tennemaee. Lm B. BUCtGSa I.. Commission Merchants BROOKS. H. M. NEELY. Wlater StaJaed Iiard-OII nstng none bat tne & MILL Jackson to Commerce, . Ilaleae. M. 1. Hewdre FACTORS, ready to receive Cotton. MEM 111 IS. TEIfJf. generally, that wa are aaln fully prepared to BII their our business, having closed our house In St. Loul". street, Memphis, Tenn, a 3 tm & v tyrl ' IMPORTANT SPECIAL NOTICE. Fvtew ot the constantly Increasing popularity and demand for the celebrated Arrsw Tlv the on! TenullT rneoenlzed favorite Tie of Planters, Cotton Preaa men, and ShtDoers of Cotton renenillT the American Cotton Tie Supply Company, sole proprietors and manufacturers of aatd Tie, commanding nne qualed facilities, have, in addition to their large stock on hand, contracted for increased quantities, suffi cient lo meet the largest demand for Cotton Tlea to eorer the entire crop of tbe eomlng season; and now, through their Agenta generally, offer the popular and Irrepressible ARROW Tlx u to t market price. Ing community, and defy all compedUoa that may arise. Office of the American Cotton Tie Supply Co., Xo. 60 Carondelet St., Sew Orleans. JQ. H. BPRFH A fQ .ilpeflal Afesls. NATOLEOK HILL, B, HILLFOPAIEoi COTTON FACTORS AND - 296 and 298 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS.... TEJfS. I ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. HfArentJ for tho Olebratrd K. Carver Cotton-? In. Jgtl COTTON 300 FRONT B. J. SEMMES S CO. SOLE I'itOl'ItlllTOItS OF Old "Yannissee, H TRADE 3 !rrgZ3 REGISTERED. OldlKentucky SOUR MASH WMSK1E Chickasaw Iron Works! Handle c? Jjivermoro, Prop'e 98 Second St., opp, Market Square, Memphis. STILt. OPBX-HATK HOT BRGS CLOM 1 Ha on hand a stock of Klabet, Breaka, Albertswaw and other standard and are prepared to promptly All all orders H. Savta Joha B. BalllTaa. M. GtJlVIN & Co. Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors, And Commission-Merchants, QOQ ITront street, Memplils, Tonn. Bctweei Aaa JefTerMB. Our MAJOR T. J. COWSILL devotes his wnole time to the Weighing and Sale of all Cotton Intrusted to onr charm. We have onr own Cotton Wareboose. corner wasnlneion and Saeond. KEEL & CO. Grocers and Cotton Factors, 224: Front street, Memphis. Qrf Liberal advances made on consignments. W . HALLOBY, 1 Late of Harris, Halloa Co. MALORY, CRAWFORD & 00. (SUCCESSORS TO Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors AND COMMISSION MEHCQANTS, 204 JBoxit Stroot, 3&XexxLxlxs3. Tenn. We are prepared to make Liberal Advances on consignments of Cotton, which will be handled for the best interests of the shippers. ORGILL BROTHERS & CO. HARBWAKE, IRON, CASTINGS, CUTLERY AND GUNS, Steam Engines, Boilers, Ironpipe and Machinery Fixtures, AQRICUI4TTTRAI1 .Belting, Hose and t'aokinjr;. Cotton Gins, Presses, FauKhfeDeerins; .Engines. Jrist Mills. Sole Agents in Memphis for B. F. AYKlr & SONS' PLOWS. tyOur stock Is now fresh and complete, and being uwwircra. uruers Nos. 3 10-3 12 Flit J XT A HPLElIDIDOPFORTriVITVTOWra A I FORTUNK. FIRST OR AND DISTRIBUTION, CuASS A. AT NSW ORLEANS, TUESDAY. JAN- uABi ia, ibu 110m uoawij urawing. Louisiana Sfate Lottery Company This Institution was iwnlsrlr Inenrnnratjxl h tha Legislature of the State for Educational and Charita ble purposes In lKrM. for the term of Twenty fi e imrn. tu wuicn contract me innoianie raun nr rn State is pledged, which pledged has been renewed bj H7i overwhelming popular vote, securing Its fran chise In tbe new constitution adopt -d December 2, a.D 187, with a capital of Sl.000,000. towbich It has since added a reserve fund of $350,000. ! lirud Mlnarln Nnnbrr lliatrthmiaa will taxe place monthly, on the second Tuesday. It never acata or postpone. Look at the following Dis tribution: CAPITAL PBIZB, 830,000. 100,000 TICKE TS AT TWO DOLLARS BACH. HALF-TICKETS, ONE DOLLAR. 1 Capital Prize 580,000 1 Capital Prize 10,000 1 Capital Prize 6,000 2 Prizes of 82,500 5,OfH) 5 Prizes of 1,000 5,000 20 Prizes of 500 10,000 100 Prizes of 100 10,000 200 Prizes of 60 10,000 600 Prizes of 20 lO.oon 1000 Prizes of 10 10,000 AFrROXIlfATTCHt PRIZSB: fl Approximation Prizes of 8800 2,700 9 Approximation Prlzea of 200. l.KOO 9 Approximation Prizes of 100...... 900 1857 Prlzea, amounting to. 8110.4O0 Responsible corresDondlmr agents win ted at all points, to whom a liberal compensation will be paid. Write, clearly Mating full address, for further In formation, or send orders by express or mall ad dressed only toM.A. DAIiPHIK. Srw Or- leaaa. La. or same person at Hi. 10 Broad way, New York, or to No. 8 West Court street, Memphis. Tennessee. Alt our arana eziraoramary vmxnnm are unatr the mpcnriinon tmd management of GENERALS W. X. BEAUREGARD ami JURAL A. EARLY. Wyrnslilii. R. aw. BtYil', ii-Met rONTAJKE, JEEOJCK HILL. I COR. THIRD AND LOCUST STS.. FACTORS AND ST., MEMPHIS. OUR hark: for worn In tbe Fonndry and Machine-ehop Lire 31. J. Clark. I W. J. CKiiH f.RD, I Late of W. B. Gaibreath A Co. W. B. MALLOHY & COO IMPIaEMENT depot added to daily or new goods direct from the manu prompur nuea. STREET, MEMPHIS. J.J.BAWLINGS & Co Cotton Factors And Commission Ilerchants, 332 FROST STREET, TT-talr Me anphln. Xenaewwew MipMsMiie, 10O UXIOX STREET. Mm . TVLKB, JLA PBIBJCIFAt. Jab B. Ferxua.B, Aaslataat. THE principal of tnt rchool desires to Inform tbe public that he will remove Wednesday, No vember 2rlth, trom his present place ot teaching at the Presbjterlan Horn . on Alsbma street, to 10O Union street. This location la decidedly the most central that any educational Institution enjoys In town, being convenient to Main street and tbe street ears. Tbe principal Intends tbat bis school sball B what tt pretends to be, a tbomocgh school lor bora. Thankful for the already cordial renewal of tbe pa tronage or bla friends of last year, he solicits the general Indorsation of the MempMs public Prof. Tyler la a B. A. and M. A. or tbat greet southern In stitution of leartng, the University ot Virginia, and has bad experience both aa a professor in Wllllmn and Mary College, Virginia, and as a tearber In com mon schools. He has lately secured tba valuable assistance ot Mr. Jobn B. Kergusson, a graduate of the Southwestern University of Clarksvllle, Tenn. FBI HART DEPARTMENT. Boys over 8 years, per quarter of 2 months 8-t Boys tinder 0 years, per quarter ot 2 months 7 UPPER DEPARTMENT. English Branches, per quarter 813 Ancient Languages and English, per quarter.... 14 Modern Languages, $1 extra each, per month. Session began Nov. 17th; closes June 25. 1880 3f