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J' THE MEMPHIS"DTCPPEAL'-WEDKESD Y. FEBEUAEY 11, tS80. 4 i j V-1 ' ' i IS APFKAJ- BY i A HjAWAV KBATIMO Terai of HBlierDti lally 'eklf DAIKT, .ie ccnr. one rear, t lu.t.i... ,"""I2 WO ijf.fcciit.f, sii months, bjuiijl . JJJJ ve .) . one niontn, bf mii'.l 2! V;oe out, ot.e weeic, to cltr WKKKtT Ow TT. ore fear . O i ojI'I, lx months " HALI AWAY ft KKATINH, ysuaiibla, Tenn. pTAnifml at fw PmttrflUx U . Urniphu, Torn., V Hrtvi Oil Mattrr. MEMl'fllS APPEAL WEIWEMUY, t FEBEUARI 11,1880 AKK HK TO HAVK WABI It will be seen from what we publish on the second page of this issue of the Appeal that we are not yet safe from international trouble growing out of the isthmian compli cations. We may have war indeed, will hare it if the hair-brained filibuster at Washington and the Mexican mining specu lators can brine it about. Bat we trust they will not succeed. We are in no condition for war, and rave in the case of an absolute ne- cessity to defend the Monroe doctrine, should not indulge in it. We are jnst beginning to realize tho blesninxs and benefits of peace, and cannot afford, with a long list of munic ipal and State debts added to the national debt, to weight our industries by the addition of another dollar if it can be honorably KYoided. Besides this, our navy is in a deplorable condition, and, accord' ing to General Sherman's report, we huve no army worth speaking of. Along oar Atlantic and Pacific coast we could to-day only place two thousand three hun dred and twenty-six men who have been instructed in the use of artillery. Wo have plenty of powder for small arms on hand, and about seven million cartridges in store, We have also twenty-seven thousand im proved Springfield arms on hand. General Sherman says, however, we ought to have two hundred thousand Springfield muskets, o that if it should become necessary, as un doubtedly it would in case of war, to increase the army suddenly to over fifty thousand men, we would not be obliged to purchase arms from private: jnaoufacturing companies the Winchester, Colt- and Providence tool companies. The guns that would be obtained from such companies, al though of the same caliber as govern ment Soringfielda, yet owing to the difference of their ejectors, separate ammunition would have to be purchased for each kind, and the whole capacity of the companies named would have to be pushed to the utmost to equip from fifty to one hundred thousand men. The situation that the government found itself in during the Virginius compli cations with Spain it would find itself in again it a foreign war should suddenly be percipitated. At the time of the Virginius affair General Grant, then President, found from the war department reports furnished him that it was barely possible, with the re sources at hand, to equip thoroughly fifty thousand men with one hundred round of amunition per man, and even it would have to be done with arms of several different cal ibers. We are in no better condition to-day, and, therefore, should be careful how far we involve ourselves in quarrels that legitimately belong to private parties seeking to improve fortunes already colossal. ' ' ' THE KEACTIOX AUA1KHT BAMT. Paradoxical as it may seem, Grant's vic tory in Pennsylvania' will behis Waterloo. The methods by which the machine politicians propose to secure bis nomination will make a direct iaue between the honest masses of the Republican party and the political tricksters. The modes by which the machine politicians carried the Pennsylvania convention have produced a profound indignation throughout the country, and in Pennsylvania the feeling is so bitter that thousand of Republicans express a determination to vote for the Democratic nominee for President, in order to rebuke tbe frauds nnd intrigues by which Grant is to b3 again foialod upon the party. Two hundred leading and influential Repub licans of Philadelphia addressed a letter to the Republican State convention, strongly protesting agxinst tho nomination of Grant, from which wo make the following extract: Tbe Republican orttnnlzttion we believe to repre sent in hi wit piirt tun Inielllitenoe, tbe conscience, nnd the tbrltt ot tbe Ainerlca.nl rieople. Precisely for that reason It contains a niHjorliy of Uiom on whom arijr ties sit llnhtlv and who will not permit themselves to be driven, turoiub blind parttanbtp, to the euHrt ot men wbom thej distrust or or measures winch fall of receiving tuelr approval. Tbe results of the November elections In New York are full ot preteii'iiit warnliiK of what can be acoom pllslivd by tbe nulled action of more who care less lor party supremacy than for tbe great enda for wlitrb party organizations are but a means ; and be roust be blind to all tbe slgna of the time wbo shall full to see that Ibis, experiment will be repeated on a Krjnlrr scale at the approaching Presidential elet lion lr the Chicago convention shall fall to read (be lesson uriKlit and shall present for our auflrage a candldnto lucking in the essentials wblcb can alone command the coiilidence ot the tndeiiendent voter. To avert such a result we, therefore, beg of you so to act that the Inlluenee of tbe great btatn ot i'ennsylvanla may be thrown In favor of one wbo ean bs conscientiously upioried, and against tbose whom the honest voter may feel himself obliged to oppose at tbe pulla We have no candidate to aug gmi, uordowe deem It lilting to specify bynnmeauy whom w might tVel competed to reject. We may sa brlrlly, however, Ibat the number of Bepubllcana Jsvery laigewho cannot be relied upon to support on the one hard one wlioxe candidacy would violate a tradition which has lecome I art of the unwritten law or the natlou; nor on tue other, one who regards the skllirul use oC patroiiage for personal ends as the highest lunctlon of n statesman; nor one whose Innbllliy to resist temptation would put bis supixnlers on tbe defensive throughout tue caiiuialun; nor one whoso personal am bition may lead blin to tegard the imbl o service as a mere tuslrumenlnlUy tor further ing his own ends, and whose convictions are but ex pressions ol temporary t o Itlcal expediency Tbe platlortn oil which we entered the Presidential con tent of lKTrt NaUonal supremacy In National af fairs; U e avoidance of unconstitutional li lerincd dlmg with local self government; honest money, and a thorough reform of the civil service la tbe accepted declaration of Republican principles, and It would be an Insult to the Intelligence of the party to present for Its supi ort anyone whose record would ahow that Ills canvass on audi a platform would be but a trap to catch the unwary. The publlo views with Increasing and Just alarm the dangerous lengths to winch party leaders are prepared to go In the effort to advance their political fortunes. While the disgraceful attempt to set aside the popular will in Maine Is still an offense to our nos trils, we are sliocsed with the proposition openly made to silence the voice of the greatest Stale In tbe Union by tbe action ot a legislature not chosen uisin any such Issue. If the contest for so reat a slake as the Presidency of the United btatea thus to become a mere game of hazard plated by both sides with lotded dice, It m-eds no prophet to foretell the result In the near future as anarchy and civil war When thoughtful men seek the cause of these dangers, they bud It In tbe low standards ot many of our political leaders and tbe unworthy nietboua by wblcb the scramble for power la con ducted Hecognlli g the evil, Ibey have not far to look for the remedy. In tbe txlsilng perfection of political organization, they can have little or noth ing to say In the selection of candidates. The only recourse, then. Is at the polls, and the opinion la apieadlng at ace that the highest service a voter can render to his party and his country is to vote against unworthy aspirants as tbe only effectual method of emorcliig Improvement. We pray you. therefore, to be wise lu time, and to take such c iurse as aball conduce to eecurlng lor tbe Uepubllean patty and Its candidate tbe support ot thai vast body of Indepen dent vctera without whom success in tue rresiueuuat contest la Impossible. This protest was treated with contempt, and has aroused a feeling against Grant in Pennsylvania which will drive enough Repub licans from him, should he be nominated, to give the Stale to tho Democrats. Th revolt extends all over the State, and tho Republi cans in the northern and western S ates ex cess their condemnation of tbe methods by which Grant secured Pennsylvania. Honest Republicans now boldly proclaim that the triumph of tho D.-mocrats in 1S74 was the result of a distrust of Grant's honesty, and the corruptions of his friends who made his administration discreditable. In the Penn sylvania State convention, which was dra gooned into tho nomination of Grant, Mr. Moreland said : "The people would joyfully place a crown on the head of Grant." It is this tendency to "crown Grant" which aroused the opposition of patriotic Republicans, and which will cause them to voto against tho man who shows his willingness to wear a crown. It is understood that the supporters of Grant want a strong government. They desire to revolutionize the frauio-work that was cemented by the blood of '76. They yearn for a centralized onc-maa power that shall rise upon tho prostruto republic. And so anxious iuo they tor this radical change in tho itpirit and tbe Mjbstunco of American in stitutions, that they have worked themselves up to tho conviction that even 'the people would joyfully place a crown on the head of U. S. Grant.' But, they are wofully mistaken. The long series of administrative abuses which tho niaasfs have endured, tho frequent viola tions of law which they have tolerated, the startling usurpations which they have not adequately rebuked, are soma assurance ol a change of mind; but, after all, tha people prefer to be free. They still love the imper ishable doctrines that have been transmitted frora.Runnymede through the valorous devo tion ot heroes and statesmen. Mr. Moreland is mistaken. He stands apart and remote from the public pulse, the popular heart, the freo thougnts that assert their sway in hovel and mansion alike throughout the land. The American people would not 'joyfully place a crown on the head of U. S. Grant;" and, fur thermore, whenever the hand shall be raised to 'place a crown on the head of U. S. Grant, or upon that of any other man, the earth quakes of Cuba and ot Peru will be as mere whispers in comparison with the mighty throes that shall mark America's new struggle for liberty. The head that shall ever wear "the crown" between the A"lantic and Pacific shores will topple from iU sum' mit into a sea of Saxon blood ! The patri- otinm and statesmanship of Thomas Jeffer on made bis administration popular. He wa.i surrounded bv honest men instead of villian like Babcock and Belknap. So pure wa his administration, so great was the con fidence of the people in his patriotism and statesmanship, that toward the close of his second Presidential term it was proposed to make him President for a third term, and Mr. Jefferson thus rebuked the proposition: I ihntM mininl be tb tierson. wbo. dla- nwardln (be sound precedent set by an illus trious predecessor, abould furnish tbe nrst exam ple of prolongation beyond the second term ol office." If Grant has not forgotten bow to blush, he will hang his head in shame when he reads this extract. How great is the contrast, Jefferson refused to accept a . third term, but Grant seta the political machine in motion and enters into a disreputable scramble for the purpose of accepting a third term Jefferson's administration was incorruptible, and he and Washington could have been thrice elected. But they believed that such an election would not comport with the genius of the government they had founded, and set an example which Grant is the first to disregard MASONRY. Two Fanatical, Clerical Blaeksmardsi rreas lew Make a IMacraeefal JKxalfcIC la a Pnaayterlaa ClaarcB At BMtaa, la the Coarte ef What They fre tended irii aa Exposare ef HaMarr- Alaaat a Klat Jtasaea, Boston correspondence of the New York Iltrald: One of the most disgraceful exhi bitions ever witnessed in a church in a city was given to-night in the Chambers-street Presbyterian church, when two clergymen. Revs. J. P. Stoddard and D. P. RathbuD. of Iowa, undertook to expose Masonry. Last night the first meeting was held, but the audience was not so large as the one present this evening. The object of the exposure is to break up the order by divulging its secrets. They say that Masonry is organized infidel ity, and in the interests of religion they seek its overthrow. Both the gentlemen claim to be Masons, and they announced their inten tion to hold up tbe rites and ceremonies to ridicule. The forms and oaths necessary to taking the first degree were illustrated by the ex powers. They were assisted by eight or ten E ergons, and all were attired in Masonic Tega a. The pulpit served as a lodge-room, three large, lighted candles being arranged in a row in front, the senior and junior wardens, grand worship ful master and other officers in the persons of the clergymen and others being seat, d behind and on the sides.. The "can didate," an individual whose skin had not seen soap and water for many days, was about an hour and a half in passing through the ordeal, and aa tbe "ceremony developed the scene became disgraceful and many ladies left, the remaining spectators becoming restless. The "candidate" while taking the degree was dressed, according to the "expo sure," in the customary manner, but this was simply dugusting, as his only garments were an old blue flannel underskirt and white aw derdrawers, the left leg of which was rolled up to tbe knee- Over his eyes was a green shade, such as is worn at night by the work ing force of a newspaper othie. Here, bare footed, with one leg bared and only partially clad, the candidate received his instructions from the various grand worthy officers, and then came the administration of the various oaths. Aa immense crowd filled the build ing, and during the performance of this dis gusting farce the wildest confusion prevailed. Hymn books were pelted at the performers by people in the buildintr, while a large force of roughs and street loafers stooJ on tha side walks and threw snow balls into the build ing. Captain Ford, of the third precinct po lice, fearing a riot, tried to put a stop to the exhibition, but it kept on tor half an hour, while" a storm of hisses and indignant yells greeted every word uttered by the speakers. Ex'Chief-of-Police Dauirel! made a speech, in which he freely and forcibly denounced tho two reverend exposers, and was loudly applauded, the spectators cheering loudly at tho several points made. He claimed to be long to the same denomination as Mr. R-ith-buo, and asserted that the conference that would recognize him as a minister ot Christ's gospel ought to bow its head in shame. The police broke op the meeting a tout halt-past ten o'clock. It was the intention of the two ministers to remain in town lor a week and continue their exposures, but they have changed their minds and wilt leave to-morrow. The minister wbo gave the use ot his church for such purposes is stoutly abused by all classes to-night i Truth.1 ' SUK'D PLlVTHRfOOL NO MOKE. I once bad money and a friend; By both I aet great store; I lent my money to my friend, . And took his note tberefor. I asked my money ot my friend, L" Be aald be bad forgot; ' 1 lost my money and my friend. For sue him 1 would not. If I bad my money and a friend. As 1 had onoe before. ' I'd keep my money and my friend, And play tbe fool no more! EVUOPEAN UUUAUSTUFm Weekly Bevlew by the 51 ark Lano Ex press Improved Prospect, bat Trade Kxeeealagly 1b1L London, February 10. The Mark Lane Exprtsa aaya: "The frost has disappeared, and the weather has been showery since Sat urday. There is some little progress made with field work, which is still behind-hand in soiue districts. The land, however, is now in good workable condition. Reports relative to the winter-sown wheat are tuvorabla in those districts where it has appeared above the surface. The damp weather is unfavor able to threshingr. Really dry sample? are unobtainable. Kven fair average lots are rare. Trade both at Mark Lane and in tbe country has been exceedingly dull. In consequence of this and tbe bad condition, millers would not look at Eotriish wheat. Lut Monday a decline of from one to two shillines was quoted, eveu on tbe best par cels, the ptevincial markets lollowmg fu.t. Dense togs have also seriously interfered with business in London. The imports) of foreign wheat into London has been moderate, but at Liverpool the arrivals were liberal. Last Monday s decline of a shilling per quarter has not been recovered, as the consumptive demand is very small, but there has been no further reduction. Oats were depressed on account of tbe impotts. Maize is steady, owiog chiefly to the scarcity as regards the speculation tor a rise in America. Taking into consideration the fact that the American wheat surplus is not much of anything in ex cess of Europe's needs, it is quite prob able that the prices may eventually adjust themselves without any great rise or fall in America, but at present the question seems to be simply who can hold out longest. Tbe arrivals at ports of call have been considerable, though win ter wheat is very scarce. There was great depression early in the week, but since then, owing to the advance in America and the large quantity of wheat taken from the coast for continental ports, prices advanced sixpence to one shilling per quarter, with more demand both for the United Kingdom and the continent. There was a fair inquiry for maize, at an advance of about sixpence per quarter. Buyers show no Disposition to enter into forward business, ei ther for wheat or maize. Slea of English wheat last week were 37,315 quarters, at 44j 2d per quarter, against 63,738 quarters at 38s Id the corre spnndinar week last year. Imports into tbe United Kinndom, 1,909.439 hundred-weights wheat and 168.603 hundred-weights flour. Died at the Vrave or hie Wife. Xbw York, February 9. Last month tieorfte Beck burled bis wife In tbe Lutheran ceme tery, (Jiieena county, Look Island, and to day he went and laid down on her grave and committed sui cide by skooUon. The Vaaeerbllta at War Agate. Niw York. February 9. Cornelius J". Tanderbllt applied lo Judge Donohue to bave bla brother, William H. Vaaderbllt, removed as trustee from tbe bust imposed on blm and Edwin D. Wor cester, by (be execution of a trust deed made by William H. Vanderbllt, In tbe settlement of one million dollars aeut and all other litigation between blm aud Cornelius. THE BUMBLING Of a Probable International Trouble and Possible War Reaches ns from Wash lagton The Monroe Doctrine- -Most he Maintained. A Filibustering Project on Foot In Kew York With a Ylevr to an Assault on Mexico DeLes8eps and Other Canal Enterprises. Special from Washington to the Cincinnati Enquirer: It is rumored tnas serious oiner encea exit between the President and Secre tary Evarts on the matter of our affairs on the isthmus. It is not improbable that Evarts will leave the cabinet. The President takes the most advanced cround on main taining American control in that quarter, and says he will have no back-capping in his cabinet. "MEXICO AND MANIFEST DESTINY is beinsr mde to renew the agitation of the aopHtion of a war of conauext with Mexico. At its back are a lot of New York capitalists and adventurers, who want to get their clutches on some valuable silver mines. The first act of their well-conceived plan is the issue to-day of a thirty-six column newspa per. containing the proclamation ot one General Dairvmole. who claims to be a head of an army of occupation of fifty thousand men, which it is proposed to raise and tender it service to the United Slates. The proc lamation recites that, "this government hav ing failed to carry out a foreign policy by which our country can increase her power and dominion so that she may lulall tier mission in the cause of universal freedom, the sover- eien citizens, whooe will is law, are com pelled to resume those rights which their representatives bave neglected to exercise. Action at tbe present time is of vast impor tance, as in a little while age, disease and death will claim the renowned ot our war riors. It is therefore decided to organize at once the grand army of occupation. It will be governed by the United States army rega latiuns. Its pumose is to Americanize cer tain foreign lands, in tbe partial division of which every soldier will nave a competency, with an opportunity of civil and commercial advancement. After swearing f-alty to the new government, the original owners of the military land and syndicate land will be in demnified by interest-bearing bonds of the new republic, whose permanence it is their policy to support. All vested European in terests will be respected. I he inhabitants. no longer subject to tyranny and revolution, vU enioy State governments nnder their immediate control, with the right of repre sentation in the 'general administration. Jus tice to each citizen, equality before the law, and tbe inalienable rights of freemen are guaranteed. Peace will cease her fluttenngs and fold bis wings over the new repub lie. Our duty having been performed, then national jurisdiction will be surrendered to the United States and merged therein, after favoraole concur' rent action by the requisite lawtul represen tativas, subject to the paramount condition that all grants and agreements made under authority from these headquarters be con firmed and ratified, including the validity of limited monopoly charters, the repayment of all war expenditures, and the guarantee of land, money and public office tt every mem ber of the grand army of occupation. If these just and reasonable terms be not agreed upon, the new republic will flourish under our cure as a separate and independent gov ernment, whose domain will be enlarged by future acquisitions." A communication to the paper says: "It is well known that rich capitalists in Kew York aad San Fran cisco have expressed themselves in favor of the objects ot this expedition, and are ready to furnish fifteen million dollars and make five hand red million dollars by the monopoly ot all the silver and gold mines alone. 'Mexico and Manifest Destiny' is tbe watch word of the hour. Millions of our citizens will ba enriched, and an era of unprecedented prosperity will dawn upon the republic". . , . , COIX)MBIA WANTS THE MONROE DOCTRINE REITERATED. Washington special to the New York World, 6th: "Admiral Ammen ap peared to-day before the house interoceanic canal committee, and in an exhaustive and able speech submitted his views upon the canal pioj'jct.k lie. fvoted . the Nicsraguan route, ot course, as he has always done. His reasons theretor have been repeatedly pub lished in the World. Mr. Ernest Dichman, United States minister to Colombia, was an interested ltHbauer to the arguiueiit, whioh he will supplement pa Monday with an appeal to the government, through the committee, to declare without delay and before the possi ble development of foreign projects, its inten tion to abide by the Monroe doctrine. After the hearing, the sub-committee on interna tional questions submitted to the full com mittoo a resolution which .. it still has under consideration, as the bear for adjournment cafuo betora discuskiou ot it ended. It re quests the Pk8ideat to communicate to the house copies of all correspondence in rela tion to-the ioteroceanio canal which may have .parsed between, this government and foreign governments; also between tbe gov ernment and its ow-t representatives in other countries, and between this government and individuals interested in or proposing to be interested in negotiations for - the construc tiou of och a canal, and that' he communi cate to the bouke what, it any, treaty obliga tiou8 with other goveruuieaU rest upon this government." ' , " , ' . THE INTKROCEANIC CANAL AND THE StON " ' ' ROE DOCTRINE. New York World: "In n neatly printed and very readable litte volume of about one hundred and twenty pages, the firm of Put nam's Sons has issued a most timely treatise on the interoccamo canal, and on its relations to the tradiLobal policy and tbe permanent interests of the United States. Between the years 1628 aud 1S79 no fewer than forty-three more or less thorough' attempts bave been made, under the authority of different gov ernments, to organize and carry through such an enterprise as that upon which M. do Ls seps has now entered; and tha inevitable de duction is, even from such a necessary rapid review vt- the.. history of viuteroceanic canal undertakings aa that ao i before us, that the construction of such a canal must bring with it great and profound changes both in tbe commercial system ot the world and iu the political Fyatcm of the western hemisphere. Taking as his point of . departure De Torqaeville'B remark ablo prediction 'at au epoch which we may cull near, since it concerns the life of a peo ple, tbe Anglo-Americans will cover all tbe immense territory comprised between the polur ice and . the tropics; they will spread from the shores of the Atlantic ocean even to tbe coasts tf the southern sea' the anony mous author of this treatise shows clearly that neither the greatness nor the prosperity of the United States can be maintained if we permit the control of any maritime channel opened through the isthmui which connects tho two Americas to be acquired on any pre text by a foreign power strontr at sea. The treatise is full ot facts touching a subject with which we regret to eay that Americans in general are sadly unfamiliar, and it. is in spired throughout by a firm and enlightened faith in the destinies of the American repub lic, which is just now one of the things most needed in our politics." DK LESSF.I'3 GOES ON WITH HIS WORK NEV KltTHKLKSS. Letter from Panama (January 23th) to the New York Herald: "Tbe labors of the in ternational commission proceed without in terruption and with encouraging success. Among the large party of engineers em ployed none have suffered from diseases pe culiar to the climate, although the weather has been broken and disagreeable for the last two weekn. Heavy rains have fallen, although it is now the dry season, and tbe Chagres river has on one or two occasions shown evi dence of its eccentric character, notably on the twenty-third instant, when it rose five feet in three hours, and any irregularities in the seasons on the isthmus aie occasions for an increase in the number of the chances against health and life. The good fortune of the l)e Lesaeps party as regards health has been exceptional, and all the more remark able that many of its members have been exposed during the unusual and unexpected rains of the last fort night, and all have exhibited as much indif ference to the climate as though they were in their own countries. The geological strides ot the commission are now being ex tended to the mouth ot the Rio Grande, and thence along the approaches to the present anchorage. The bottom exhibits but little difference with the bed rock of the main land, and the rock is found to be soft, with deep mud holes at intervals. No difficulty will be experienced in making the subma rine excavations necessary to open the en trance to the canaL. HOME OPINIONS FROM COLOMBIA. - Colombia's interest in M. de Lesseps' ca nal 6chcnie is shown by the fact that Dr. Antoine Kerro, the leader of the Colombia commissioners, wbo received M. de Lssoeps on his arrival on the isthmus, goes to New York to-day on matters connected with the canal. The tone of the American press, its iasistance on American control of the Pana ma canal, while avowing that not a dollar ot American capital will ever be subscribed to ward its construction, and many other evi dences of American hostility to any canal begun by M. de Lesseps on Colombian terri tory, bave led some ot the Columbians to be lieve that the Americans are opposed to the construction ot any canal whatever, and that they are disposed to prefer claims based on the Monroe doctrine, which are distasteful to tbe dignity ot a tree people. Although Colombia's concession has been granted to a French company, it has no un derstanding witb tbe government ot r ranee or that of any other country further than that already expressed - treaties -existing pre viously to the commencement of efforts by the company which secured the concession. The conditions of the concession . are very similar to those granted to the Panama rail road company years ago, which have been tound to work well and without tavenng tn interests of one nation more than another. The mission of Dr. Yerro to the United States, although unofficial, is intended to bring the sentiments of Colombians and Americans more in accord on this question. He is a representative Colombian, and his views respecting his own country should be accepted as authoritative. M. de Lesseps will hardly arrive in New York before the twentieth of February. He will be accom panied bv his familv. secretaries and staff. The engineer cores will remain and complete the working survey ADVANTAGES OF THE TEHUANTKPEC IN' TERBSTINS LETTER ON THE SUBJECT. Washington, January 30. There are a great many things, these latter days, wbicb no fellow can find ont; bat that which par' ticularlv puzzles me is the indifference or ionorance which seems to exist with regard to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. All tbe olher routes for the proposed interoceanic ship canal Darien, Panama, Nicaragua have warm and enthusiastic advocates; but rioor Tehuantepec is almost never mentioned And "whv is thus?" Want of general and accurate information it seems to me. Having superintended the construction of a wheel road over the isthmus about i quarter of a century ago (1856-7), and having ever since kept an eye on its possibilities, it may, per haps, be allowed that I am competent to speak as follows to those who have not had mv opportunities: First The mouth of the Goatzacoalcos river, which would be the harbor this side, is onlv eight hundred and twenty miles, or about two and a hlf davs steaming from the mouths of the Mississippi. True, there is an ugly bar at the entrance of the Mexican river: but we are assured by tbe nighest aa thority, from the days of Cortez down to Commodore Shufeldt's survey of a few years ago, that the said bar is of stiff clay, and that it could be easily deepened by blasting and dredging to any required depth and that once deepened it would remain permanently so the rapid current and great volume ot the river sufficing to carry all tbe silt over the bar and into deep water. The " nor thers " are also an ngly feature, but, given sufficient depth to prevent the sea from " breaking," any vessel could enter in safety. 1 crossed the bar during a nortner in a two hundred and fifty ton schooner, and al though it was certainly ugly, it was by no means a dangerous feat, in daylight. Deep en the bar, build two good lightbouses, and I am assured by seafaring gentlemen that the bar could be paasea during a " norther " by any stanch vessel. I should rejoice to see Captain Eads at work upon the mouth of the Goatzacoalcos. Second There is no perfect harbor on the Pacific shore which could serve the purposes of a ship canal; but scientific gentlemen have decided in tavor of sauna Cruz ot which an excellent and almost land-lucked harbor could be made at an expense of about a half mil lion dollars a mere bagaielle in comparison with the cost ot Delaware breakwater. Cher bourg, or a dozen other similar works need less to mention. Third A canal across the isthmus at Te huantepec would not be many miles longer than one across Nicaragua; but it would re quire mucn more iock??, and mere was thought to be an insurmountaole obstacle in the want of a faederat tho turnout, level. But the report of Commodore Suufeldt has ex ploded that bugbear. In short, a ship-canal across Tehuantepec is practicable, and we should build it almost any cost, and tor the following considerations: It would briug our Atlantic and Pacific coasts nearer by 1800 miles ( ir seven days steaming), than bv way of IS icaragua. As to Panama, let the r renchraen build it if thev choose; for it would be a very good thing for vessels bound from Europe to the Pacific, and rice versa. What we want is our own inter oceanic transit here at our doors in the American Gulf, still erroneously called the Guif of Mexico, or Seno Mexieano (Mexican Bosom), as they term it. Let any one take a common school map of North America and he would see at a glance that Tehuantepec is our "tillage." The proposed ship-canal across the peninsula of Florida would give our Atlantic seaboard a direct route, by way of Tehuantepec, to tbe Pacific. Should we ever become engaged in a war with a mari time power how easily could we convert the gult aforesaid into an American lake? It is about ninety miles, if memory serves, from the northern side ot Cuba to the Dry Tortu- gas, and about a similar distance from the southern side of the ever-faithful island to Cape Catocue, Yucatan. A few heavily armed cruisers would keep those channels closed and protect thereby our entire gulf coast. ' 1 trust, Air. Editor, these crude and hasty lines may be given a place in ycur in teresting public journal. And suffer me to hazard the prediction that no matter which proposed route Panama or Nicaragua shall now carry the day, a canal will be constructed acrcHs Tehuantepec by the coming generation of Americans should not the earth change its polarity in the meantime. J. T. PICKETT. SOX.MET, 818 PHILIP SIDNEY. Leave me. O Love, wblcb reachest but to dost. And tbou. mjr mind, aspire to higher things; Grow ricb In tbt wblcb never taketb rust, e Whatever fades, but lading pleasure brings; Draw In tby beams, and bumble all tbj might To that sweet loks where lastlDg freedom be; Wblcb breaks tbe clouds and opens forth tbe light. That doth both shine and give us sight to see. O take last bold, let that llgut be tbj guide. In this small course which blrwli draws out to dealb. And think bow evil becometb him to slide Wbo seeieth beaven, and comes ot heavenly breath I Then farewell, world! thy uttermost I see. Eternal Lovel maintain tbj life In me ! DEFERRED TELEUitAMS. London, February 9: A St. Petersburg dis patch says: "One of the ships of the Russian volunteer fleet will be sent with a commis sioner to gather information for the develop ment ot trade with China, Japan and the United States." Boston, February 9: A Concord (N. H.) dispatch says: "Tbe freight traffic southward through Concord last week was tbe heaviest ever known. Ic was caused by bhipmenls of grain and flour from Chicago and lumber trom Canadn, which were taken over the ice bridge at Montreal." Lawrence, Mass., February 9: John Ken nedy, an athlete of considerable note, and William Darry, both belonging in Lowell, were arretted last night for highway rob bery. Bjth had been drinking. Kennedy has been a player of some note, and has also appeared in several wrestling matches. OsUraged by Bsighs. Chicago, February 8. Three notorious roughs Mickey Sullivan, JameB Collins and James Honors last evening called on their old friend, George Wilson, who is married and lives at No. 28 Cork Rtreet. Tbe quar tette were joined by Mrs. Wikon, and drank beer and had a jolly time until two o'clock at eight, when Wilson requested his visitors to go home, as he wanted to go to bed. Honors jumped up and attempted to force Mrs. Wilson into a bed-room, but was pre vented by her husband. All three thea jumped upon Wilson and beat bim severely. Sullivan fired a pistol nt him, when Wilson jumped out of a window and yelled tor tbe police. Sullivan and Collins then held Mrs. Wilson while Hanors outraged her. Wilson's streams brought Officer Clutt, who arrested Hanor?, but tbe other two escaped. To-day the po lice arrested a rough, known as Daniel Cur tain, alias Cucum, on suspicion ot being one of Wilson's assailitots. Mrs. Wilson identi fied him as one of the fellows wbo held her. Aa Accravatlnc Teuton. London Lunch: O'Reilly (in the heat of a political discucBion) The fact is, sorr, all the Germans are prigs regular prigs. Herr Mailer J a wohl! All we Chermans are bricks regular bricks. O'Reilly I said "prigs," sor not "bricks." Herr Mailer I haf ears, my vrient. You said "bricks," of course not "prigs." O'Reilly Prigs, torr! Pig-headed, could hearted prigs! Herr Muller Jawohl! Big-headed, gold hearted bricks! O'Reilly Ah, get out wid ye! Te're past praying for. Herr Muller Zen vy do you go on bray ing, my vrient? Exit O'Reilly, foaming at the mouth. Herr Muller chuckles for the rest of the day A. Jtalaed. Halloa. London, February 9. A dispatch from Cabal says that there is no present indication of any chief possessing ability or influence to take the real command of the country. In fact, it daily becomes more apparent that Afghanistan is not a nation which can be held together by any but a very extraordinary man. We probably have heard the last of united Afghanistan, and for some years the only power which could again build up Af ghanistan into a solid and united kingdom is England. Boiler Kxploaion. Detroit, February 9.-r-The boiler in the malt-house of the Hawley malt company ex ploded about nine o'clock this morning de molishing the engine-house and damaging the malt-house to the extent of twenty thou sand dollars. Two men were in the engine room at the time of the accident, but escaped with slight injuries. Tilden" Will and he Wont" Sharp Talk About Chief-Justice Church, of Sen - York Conkling for tfraut In Preference to Hinilf, A Count of Noses Shows the Third-Term- er to be Ahead of the Hounds Sher man Pntting in his Work at the South. In a private letter to the ro: or the Ai banv (N. Y.) Evening Tims, a prominent and hiBhlv-esteemeci Dbinovrat :u New York citv. who is and always baa been friecdiy V) Mr. Tilden, Bays: 1 nnv9 oerooie satisueu that Governor Tilden is and will physically incapacitated to ba a candidate t. r the Preei dencv at tha coming election. You might ax well talk about riurttng Mias Wright n Governor TiHen. in Wri.-f, yon may set it down as un fait accompli that Til den is cut ot tnonce Ibis ii.loi mat.ion comes from a somen which we se not at lib erty to mention, but he verscirv if onr cor respondent is unquestionable, and be is one of the ablest kikI bev or the uien wbo hjve Bustaned and itoh-red to Mr. liid 'n. TIXDEN AfcD CHURCH TBE ISItJE OK THE FBESIDENTIAI. CANVAJ3 New York World: Our esiei-oed cotempo- rary, the Sun, otb-rs to thj World tuis ic formation: "Our esteemed eotemporarr, tH World, has been manifesting much concern or late to kno whether Mr. Tilden u a candi.iute fur president. "We can answer tue World: Mr. ilUeu is a can didate. "Of course we koow nothing in oartlcular about Mr. TUden's candidacy, but we know that tbe rule. Once a c-iiididile always a candidate, bas never hud an YAeptton. - " Whether Mr. Tilcleu cun be nominated, and If nominated elected, we hm unitize at present lo In form our coteniporary. Our ow choice would ba Chief Justice Church; and if Mr. Tlldt-n would sln cerelf unlU with us In his supportwe think be could be elected It Mr. II. den conc.Jdes to do this we trust be will be as prompt in it Hog ui kiow as be was In contradicting the report tiat his lonx-defer-red duty to get man 1-d was aboit lo be performed. Jude Church Is a great constltut.oa :1 lawyer and an enlightened and Incorruptible statesman. We should Uk4 to see hltn elected president." We quite ajr-e witb whtt our cotempor- ary says about Ctiiu-Ju-tic; Cuicii, but the Critical question in view rf tuo influence ot the chief justice iu New Yjrkiethis: What is the candidate, Mr. Tildca, who tbinks that he holds tbe Stute comojibee within his grip. doing to conciliate the eighty thouaud vottrg who lust fall refused tven to vote for Governor Rjbinsou b?ctuse they thought they Baw Mr. Tilden behnd him? "Is it uot reasonable to expeot thatthe eighty thousand would next November bicorue one hundred and titty thousand agaimt Mr. Tilden him self? Dojs our cotomicrary think that with Mr. Tilden as a cud id a to the Demo cratic ranks are likely to be united ? It not. then why should sensible Domocrats tolerate the idea ot Mr. itidens candidacy t Lur cotetsporary presents vtry useful and in structive figures to bIiow :he real condition of the two partus in the several St t?, find draws the inference from them th it :ie v..vi, will this next autumn rminly concern them selves about "Bourboniiru." Tbut is not the forecast which tbe Vorld makes. The excited observations of curtain western Dem ocrats which precipitated the extra session, disturbed the country by exciting well-founded apprehensions for law and order and the security of property. Tbe voters perfectly understand that Kentucky and West Vir ginia had more to do in bunging about that apprehension than did all the Spates which belonged to the Confederacy. Surely the Sun cannot really believe that a majority of the voters of the country aid tninking to day of "Bourbonism" bo much as they are think ing of what can ba done to put down and keep down the northern and western dema gogues who would array in hostility the cap italists, the employing clasies and tha wage receiving classes of the country. CONKLINO' WILL CABBY NEW YORK FOB GRANT. Washington specnl to the Globe Democrat: "A prominent politician from New York, who has always been in accord with Senator Conklins, but who is not sn anti-Grant man, arrived here to-day and bad a conference of several hours with the senator. He informed Mr. Conkling that he was prepared to sup port him and aid him in procuring the dele gation for Conkling, but under no circum stances would be work to carry it for Grant. Senator Conkling stated that it was not his purpose to allow his name to be used in the convention under any circumstances; that he was for Grant, first, lat and always; that in the event of his name being withdrawn, he had not dofcerainedwhom he would support, but was certain it would be neither Blaine nor Sherman. The gentleman left with the full conviction that Senator Conkling and his friends would exert themselves to the utmost toctrry out the same programme as pursued in Pennsylvania, and that alter New York shall have taken position they expect other States, like Illinois and Indiana, to fall into line, and that they do not apprehend any se rious opposition to their scheme for the nom ination of General Grant on the first ballot." THE VOTE IN THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. The Republican National convention will consist of seven hundred and fifty-six dele gates, two from each congressional district in the country, and tour at large from each Stats, of which number fiftv-eiaht have al ready been instructed for Grant. The fol lowing is the voting strength of the conven tion, to which should be added eighteen delegates for the Territories and the District of Columbia: Alabama 20' Mississippi 16 Arkansas 1'4'MIhsouiI 30 California 12 Nebraska 6 Colorado 6' Nevada 6 Connecticut 12 New Hampshire 10 Delaware OiNew Jersey IS Florida 8 New York 70 Meorgta 22 1 North Carolina 20 Illinois 42Ohlo 44 Indiana ao Oregon a Iuwa 22 Pennsylvania 58 Kansas lOiRuode Island 8 Kentucky 24;toutb Carolina 14 Louisiana .. .. lrt Tennessee 24 Maine Maryland Massachusetts. 14 1H 2rt 22 Texas lrt Vermont 10 v irginia 22 Michigan.. Wei Vinjln'.a 10 Wisconsin 20 Minnesota 10 aBNERAL GRANT THE STRONGEST REPUB LICAN. Burlington Hawktye: Tho Republican National convention will consist ol double the number of electoral votes, plus representa tives from tha Territories. Assuming that tb eight Territories and tbe District of Columbia will each bave two delegates in the convention, the total memuership of that body will number seven hundred and fifty six, of which three hundred and seventy-cine will be necessary tor a choice. What candi date is likely to have that number of votes on the first ballet? It is safe to say that nearly the entire vote ot the southern States two hundred and seventy -six votes will be almost if not entirely unanimous tor General Grant, And this, not because of any sectional feel ing, but necaufe General Grant is the choice of the nearly all the southern Republicans, as he is also of a large proportion of the northern R-pub!icans. 1 ennysivama s fifty' eight votes and New York's seventy votes are certain to be cBt solidly tor Grant. These alone bring his aggregate vote up to four hundred and four, or twenty-five more than enough to nominate. lint it is absurd to suppose that General Grant has no strength in the north ern States excepting New York and Pennsylvania. His own State, Illinois, will cast forty-two votes foe him. Among other Slates which may reasonably be counted for Grant are Nebraska six votes, Kansas ten, Colorado six, Massachusetts twenty-six, Ne vada six, New Jersey eighteen, Oregon six, Wisconsin ten, and a large vote from Indi ana, Michigan, Connecticut and other States where other candidates have considerable personal strength. The difficulty in making a speciSc estimate is that some States will instruct their delegates to vote as a unit, as has Pennsylvania, while others will leave their delegates act upon individual responsi bility. Another difficulty in forming an es timate is the rush that is almoat invariably made in the conventions to record the votes of the Stutes for the successful candidate when it becomes evident who is the coming man. If Blaine or Sherman should poll so strong a vote upon informal ballot as to make it evident that he would be nominated on the first formal ballot, he would be apt to receive the almost unanimous vote of the convention. The probability, there tore, is th.it General Grant will make such a showing of strength at the very outset that he will be nominated on the first ballot or by ac clamation. Indeed, we anticipate that his strength will be so well developed within the next sixty days as to make his nomination a foregone conclusion. The people have willed it, and while they have the most profound ad miration for the other distinguished gentle men who bave been mentioned for the Presi dential candidacy, they feel and believe that General Grant is the only man who can the most completely and satisfactorily meet the exigencies of the hoar. They know that if they elect him he will take bis seat in the Presidential chair. The Confederate Democ racy might attempt to "count out" other men, but General Grant they have learned to let alone. He will be the next President of the United States. THE SOUTHERN REPUBLICANS SELLING OCT TO SHERMAN. If the southern Republicans are anything like the specimens displayed in the North Carolina correspondence of the Times as having sold them salves to Mr. Sherman's agents with remarkable promptness and at ridiculously low prices, we do not very clearly see why the wicsea democrats persist in their present course. Powder and lead cost something; the wear and tear of black snake whips, rawhides and hickory gads is a very considerable item, and the time even of a southern bulldozer must ue worm some thing. All these items put together repre sent a very large outlay tor the intimidation and elimination ot colored rtepuotican vo ters, especially when it is remembered that the bulldozers travel in large bodies, ana mat it takes the - labor of fifty or sixty white men and a" many horses for one night to convert one American Radical of Alncan descent. How much cheaper it would be to buy them up, say six for a quarter a very liberal esti mate according to the market reports in the Times. Alas, the southern whites never will learn economy! AS EXPLICIT DENIAL BV SECRETARY SHER MAN. I asked Secretary Sherman if he had seen some recent articles in a New York newspa per about treasury agents traveling through tbe country in his interests as a candidate tor the Presidency. "Oh, yes," he said, "I al ways read the chronic (Times), which is gen erally impartial in abusing all Republicans, but for two years has given me more than my share, in toe recent articles tnere is scarcely the shadow of truth, aid the asser tion that I have promised offices lo secure delegates is absolutely false. - I am gratified that a few treasury officers have taken an in terest in my nomination, but others have not only opposed me, but tavor General Grant. This is especially true in Virginia and North Carolina. The great body of the officers in the treasury department were appointed during General Grant's administration. They are all at liberty to favor any candidate, and I shall neither hinder them hor make the jo afraid." "I have never," added Mr. Sherman, "mentioned the subject of the nomination to anyone unless be nas brst mentioned it to me; and ot the three thousand people employed in the treasury building, I do not know the preferences ot a score. 1 learn that in tbe meeting in North Carolina eeveral revenue officers openly favored General Grant's nom ination." This is about as pointed as any. declaration which the secretary couid make on tbw sub ject need to be, and will undoubtedly be uc cepted by Republicans everywhere as putting to rest all similar reports may, trom any mo tives, be put in circulation. THE SQUABBLE FOR THE SOUTHERN DELE GATIONS. The prominent leaden of the Grant move ment among tbe southern Republicans have bit upon a novel method to deieat secretary Sherman in his effort to get tbe votes of the delegates from the soutuern States to the Chicago convention. A private circular is being sent to leading southern Republicans wbo are not boldmg b ederal othces. recom mending that the State conventions when selecting delegates instruct them to abstain from voting at the Chicago convention, giv ing wnen they decline to vote the reason that as their States caanot help elect the can didate that they ought not to be a prominent factor in choosing the candidate. This is done because the Grant boomers believe Sherman, with the Federal patronage in the south, will bo able otherwise to get tha two hundred and forty-six votoa of the southern delegates. The circular was written by Judge iiochrane, ot Georgia. Its Advantage for Manufactures La bor Abundant and Cheap ait Water Plenty Railroad and Ktvar Fa cilities for Transportation. Tom Neil's Dyersburg Gazette: "No town in Tennessee has so promising a future be fore it as Dyersburg. The sbiretown of cer tainly the most fertile and productive county in the state at tbe head c! steamboat navi gation on the Forked-Deer river, which empties into fthe Mississippi at Hales Point located on the line of the Puducah and Memphis railroad far enough from any city to prevent any dangerous rivalry the very best facilities are ottered here to capitalists who desire to engage in manufacturing pur suits of any kind, and our citizens would wel come and co-operate with any parties wbo would come here for that purpose. Our town is just sixty-nine milei from Memphis, between the Memphis and Louisville and the Mobile and Ohio railroads and the Mississip pi rivers. Dyersburg contains about twelve hundred population, is easy ot access by good roads, is connected with two railroads by stage lines, has tnree substantial cnurcb edi fices, an Odd Fellows and a Masonic hall, an excellent school, a steam saw mill, and one of the finest steam flouring .mills in the Sta'.e, two hotels, a wagon factory aud about hfty other business trms. Dyersburg more eligibly and fortunately located for manufacturing town than any other place in WeBt Tennessee. Here would be a big paying place tor a cotton factory and a cot- ton-setd oil works. We have lands in Dyer county that would bring over a bale of cotton to the acre, while all of the land is verv fer tile, being well adapted to the production of tobacco, lruit, grain and vegetables. Our county is covered with a variety of the finest and largest timber that grows in any part of the world, and our town is just the place for furniture, wagon, hub and spoke lactones. Here we have a river of perpetual naviga Hon. tnat win bave a salutary tn-xt upon the freight tariff of thwraiiroad. Liber can be had as cheap here as elsewhere; and raisiog an abundance ot everything we consume, living will cost but little. The climate mud nnd pleasant, while tbe health 13 as good as any place in the south. The Padu cah and Memphis road will soon be in rapid course ot conti ruction, and hji-hed to our town by next fall. Dyersburg already feels iU inspiration asd now is the time for capi talists seekii-g icve&tuif-nts, ortbesa in search of new, pleasant and profitable homes, to come. In speaking cf our State, Colonel Killehrew, commissioner ot agriculture, says, 'no county in Teoue;sce has mora valuable timber, richer soils, or can grow a greater variety ot crops remuneratively tnan Dyer there is no county in the State its equal in an agricultural point 01 view, ibis is the com misioner s cthcial statement, and person in search ot new homes should rumem ber it. Come and see tbe town we live in.' KECRI311XA.TIOX. VIOLET FANE. " Tours be the blame," sbe said, and sighed; " Yours be tbe blame for all I feeL" She turned away upon ber beel. And saw blm leave ber wonder-ejed: ' Tben suddenly, wltb no good-bre. Before tbe morrow came be died. " Mine was the blame !" she weep and cries. " OQ, love ! my love ! mine was tbe blame !" He dues not answer to bis name. Or sootbe ber now witb son replies, His form Is bid from human eyes, His mind Is closed to memories. Relieved by Death, JNew xork JJeraia, friday: "la a rear room at No. 93 Monroe street yesterday Hannah Brown, an Irish woman, aged nearly one nundred years, ended a peculiar career, Coroner Herrman learned tbe following facts concerning her history: At tbe close of the last century r-hs left a comfortable heme in the north of Ireland in the hope of 'making ber iortune in America, sue settled in downtown ward ct this city, was married and reared two sons. Oae ot them entered th United Stutes arm v and the other went to the gold fields of California. Her husband died soon after and her eldest son was killed on the battlefield. The other son was sue cess'ul and, it is said, obtained enormous wealth, but forgot his mother, who was al lowed to eke cut a miserable existence on th email pension left by ber soldier son. Since then she has wandered about an object of commiseration to all who knew her story, She bad loqg outlived her generation, and death found per among strangers. Kicaied iu a rude pine coffin at the morgue, the old woman's corpse is a sight that might per haps touch the heart of her living sou should be still remember the venerable fac9 which once bent over him in childhood. Three years ago the old lady moved to the house in which she died. Not long afterward her sight completely failed her. ' Whips ana Cold Water. New York Herald, Friday: "For some time past ugly stories have been told of the manner in which Mrs. Mitchell, the matron for the Home of the Friendless in Newark, had treated the waifs of both eexes gathered nnder her charge. Yesterday the managers of the Home investigated the case. The charges preferred by Emily Ebbott, Mrs. Becker and others, neighbors of the Home, were that MatroniMitchell had cruelly beaten with a strap several little boys and subjected them to other cruellies. They declared that they saw the matron strip boys in tbe pres ence of tha girl and pour pails of water on them. Mrs. Mitchell was confronted with her accusers. She admitted whipping and washing the boys, bat denied doing to in tbe presence of the girls or having used nndue severity." Parnell Condemned. Dublin, February 9. Parnell'g attacks on the relief committees are condemned even by some of his most ardent' admirers. The Irishman, a newspaper, strongly deprecates his language about the Mansion house fund. Messrs. Drexel, Morgan & Co., bankers, of New York, have given public notice that they can not any longer act as treas prers of the fund for the relief of Ireland which is being raised through the instrumentality cf Mr. Parnell. Contribu tions, therefore, which the subscribers desire to forward to Ireland through that channel will not hereafter be received by them. It is understood that this decision on the part of Messrs. Drexel, Morgan & Co. has been brought about by the number of letters and inquiries, comments and criticisms they have received in relation to the nse Mr. Parnell proposes to make of the money to be raised I in this country. FREAKS OF THE FLAKES. Destructive iFire la Indianapolis Medi cal College Burned Bnrnln? of the City Hall, Albany, Ifew York. Seven Firemen Crashed Beneath tbe Falling Dome Records or the City and County Saved Ballroad Bridge Burned. Indianapolis. Ftbrnary 10. A fire broke out in Abbot's block, corner of Market and Pennsylvania streets, at six o clock this morn ing destroying the npper stories. The second and third floors were occupied by the medi cal college of Indiana and the grand and sub ordinate lodge halls of the Knights ot Pyth ias, botn ot which were entirely destroyed, including tbe records ot the latter. The loss on the building is estimated at ten to fifteen thousand dollars; insnrtd for sixty thousand dollars. The Medical college loea was four thousand, insured tcr two thousand dollars. The Knights ot Pythias loss was twenty-five hundred, insured for twelve hundred dollars. The store-rcoms b?low were occupied by the Central babk. J. E Power, groceries; Wheeler & Wilauo, sewing machines: Divis & Bros., groceries; Central printing company, and Indiana Farmer, all ot which were dam aged by water. The second story was occu pied by insurance and otaer othces, including the New York mutual benefit of N. J. Beardsley & Moors, general insurance agents; Richardson & Koethe, general insurance agents; A. E. Puroell, dental office, and the Phceoix life insurance company, all damaged more or less by water, but mostly covered by insurance. ALBANY CITY HALL BURNED FIRBXEN BURIED IN THE RUINS. Albany. N. Y.. February 10. The city hall burned this morning. The loss is over one hundred thousand dollars. When tbe dome tell seven firemen were crashed, and one, named Keelor, has since died; two or three others are expected to die. Judgment records, chattel mortgages, and records of the proceedings of the supervisors were de stroyed. The records of deeds, mortgages on real estate, portraits of ex governors and the books and papers Ot the surrogate s omce were saved. All the papers in the county clerk's office. except one judgment roll, were saved. The extensive library in tbe county court-room was destroyed. The burning of the hall turns out of doors the m pre me court, the county court and all other courts held in Albany except tbe police court and court of appeals. The fire is believed to be the work of an incendiary, and ugly rumors are handed about as to the reasons why the destruction of the building was desired. The loss is estimated at seventy-five thousand dollars, witn an insurance 01 niteen thousand dollars. ALABAMA COTTON FACTORY BURNED. Montgomery, February 10. The cotton factory of Leyman, Ddrr & Co., near Pratt ville, burnftd to day. Loss, one hundred thousand dollars; insurance, seventy-five thousand dollars. FIRS AT KVAN8VILLK. Evaksville. February 10. The ale bottling establishment of Peter Fneck was destroyed by fire about twelve o'clock last night, tiose, thirteen thousand dollars; in surance, seven thousand five hundred dollars. Schenhauser's china store adjoining was con siderably damaged, but the loss is covered by insurance. DETAILS OF TRS LOS OF LIFR IT TIE BURNING OF THE THEATER ROYAL, DUB LIN. Dublin, February 10. Oae woman and seven men werd killed, and thirteen work men and firemen seriously irjjred by the burning of the Theater R)yal. Everything in the building was consumed, including a large and costly wardrobe, the theater took hre about one o clock, trom a light in the hands of a boy HghtiDg gas. Most of the employes were at dinner at the time, and the flames spread rapidly. Manager Egerton lost his life by remaining too long in the building in the effort to arrest the flames. VIRGINIA RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNED. Petersburg. February 10. Tbe bridge over the Meherrin river at Hickford, on the Petersburg and Weldon railroad, is burned. Until a temporary bridge is erected freight trains will stop running. CALIFORNIA 8CHOOLITOC8E BURNED. San Francisco, February 10. The State normal school, at San Jose, burned to the ground early this morning. The fire was firtt discovered in the cupola. 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A titv.lv News positively cSsstive A 1 Reeled for tbe tossdf ana nersiaasnft curs 0 Seminal Emissions end I m potency by the eoly tru in, Dmol Apptoestm m the- rtBcipTdMt of ta Dissms. Tbs Tfata o Praetwsl afctrwi bs1m te prrfact smtttfactaMa, I, tt mm- MSitiviy mdaf NMhuf a4auinc UMTCy BnTSiea I trb 1 oy trMbla. TtM Bm4r is T-tftaeea. (Marl Daw Mi to U a at Tim im T. 1 1 a It wntmm A: M at MM ikaf raa-waa M a ika Ufa. aa HARRIS REMEDY CO. Vr'B CHEMISTS. Marfcet and wth Street. hT- I,t I, MO. Notice to the Public. I HEREBY notirr tbe publlo that on the night of tbe Drat of February I bad a note stolen, drawn br A. V. Duoost. principal, A. J. Loxton. security, to W. EL Woott-n, for one hundred dollars, dne lit No vember or December, 188a A. . DUCOST, Kernrllle. Bbelby county. Tenn. W. A. F AIRES & CO (Successors to J. B. & W. A Falres), Dealers In HORSES and MLTJ,ES, No. 55 Union street. WI keep constantly on band a eholoe lection of Horses and Mules. Kwytbluc uafan- das rtiitaemed. Omen sol letted, y00RE,BASSETT& CO, Sealom in Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moldings, Lumber, Iatli and Shingles. 351-353-359 .Second street. : j&empliis, TVim. Jno. W. Dillai-d. Be Cotton Factors and 260-262 Front FADER. HENRY FRANK. DILLMD FADER .FRANK 00. Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors 294: Front street. Mem-phis. Ten-ri. MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS AND WHOLESALE Tobacco. Pies and 288 Main street, Memphis and Bspectfully Inform their friends and the trad, that stock of goods In tbe market. fW Omers G1LPU WORMKfcil. COTTON W BM1II 1 AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 338 Front street, : : : Memphis, Terns. tVLiberaJ md ranees made on all Cotton construed to n. h iLBa W"WI are happy to announce to oar friends and customers tbat we are stain at onr post, Sn. 1 1 UHION HTMKKT, prepared to serre them as formerly. Hatfng closed our bouse In ST. LOUI3. all shipments of cotton to ns bould ba to MEMPHIS. We have a ot mplete stock of t ma urMerirs, tncludlnKeTembins In the arocerr line, together trith 0ntlaas shed facilities for bandllnc tha stsnln. Our entire force has returned and are In harness. We solicit your orders for groceries and shipments of cotton, promising our best efforts to protect the Interest of those confiding their business lo us. We buy strictly for cash, and thereby get bottom figures, consequently are lo position to meet any competition. Our Mr. A. C THEADWECL brings bis experience of twenty-Bve years tn tte ale of cotton to tr In the Interest ot shippers. We claim the pun lep of Insuring all cotton consigned to as to tbe a mount of ad vances made on same. Our Mr. A. B TBKAOWKLL, ably assisted by our junior, Mr. 5 S. TttSiDWKLL, handle the grocery department with skill, energy and axaeilenoe. Tbanklul for the very liberal patronage extended us In the past, we respectfully ask contlauanos of the same Tory respectfully, A!. C. & TV. 13. TR GBI6KASAV 98 Second St., opp. Market Square, Afempliig. tHoiise Fronts, Columns, Llntals, Iron and Brass Cttatlng, General Repairs and Ever j thing la the Line or Fonadry and Waehlne-Shoo Work. - - SAFOLTXJir HILL. A. H LLFONTA E&'CO COTTON FACTORS AND i 296 and 298 FRONT STREET, I COR. THIRD AND LOCUST STS., MEMPHIS.... TENN. I ST. LOUIS MISSOURI, I9.4eent for ttie Olebratotl V.. Csrvr Cotton- in. h. esTia Joasi m. Smlilvaa. M. GAVIN Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors, And Commission Merchants. QOO IT'ront street, 3MCoxxxx3ali9 , Tonn. Betwees Atsas aad Jerema. Onr L N.' BAIKET devotes his wnoie time to the Welgblna and Sale ot au Ooiton Intrusted to onr chare We he onr own Cor r on Warehouse, corner washlneton and s"onrl. OT irocers and Cotton Factors Nos. 371-373 Main street. Memphis. J. R. GODWIN. JU D. MULLINS. Jr. R. GODWIN & CO. Cotton Factors-and Commission Merchants 336 Front street, cor. Union, Meiuphib, Fartienlar attention given tolhehandlinsof rotton while in shetl w. a. tiAnr. W. Ao GAGE Sl BRO. So. 3QO PROMT KTRWKT COTTON PGRTEILTAYLQM Co AND 300 FRONT W R. nsLLOHV, I Late ot Harris. M&llorj A Co. I MALORY, CRAWFORD & CO (SUCCESSORS TO W. B. MALLOBT CO.) Wholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors AND COMJIISSIOX MERCHANTS, QS4 JBroick-t Street, AXoxxxploiss. Tonn. We are prepared to make Liberal Advances on consignments of Cotton, which will be handled for the best Interest of the shippers. J. ffl. Arbucfcle, J. Vf. Richardson. ARBDCKLE,RICHARDSOW&C0 Wholesale Grocers & Cotton Factors, 24 FBONT STREET. . . .(Keel . T. BasMett. I4. Coffin. 31.6. Hall Wholesale Grocers, street. Memphis. JOS. J. SUGARMAN iDKALXBS VS Smoker's Articles. 310 East 54th street, New York ttaey have on band tbe largest and best selected solicited, sndsatlsf notion giiwrwntexl. WAJLTKK A. (xOUDXllt. FACTORS COPPII Tfipiwill Mi WADW FVTjTj fc CO IRON 7 ORES c3 Zilvermore, I'rop'a, Sills, Ventilators, Cellar Grating, all kinds KOATALSE, JEK03E KILL. TkH. ClajTh. X- J. Clark. aTlTig T sT3 S. fi. McCAI LL'M IFni'HlS, TEVWKWKfi; FACT ST.. MEMPHIS. I W. J- CRWrRI, f Late of W. H. aalbreath & Co. T. J. Cowcill. A Co.'s Old Stand). . . .ttOPUi &Co. i J t - r i v f 1i : II ; f I 4 r !