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Senutnr ill Ism' Speech on
Education Hill The thl
oie (Question.
WasintwTus, Fsbrnsry 26. lluuu.
Mr. Morrison III from the Com
mittee on Rale, reported subttitoti
for tbe Hsnbsck a ad I'aliUsr resolu
tion, dirat nr sn inquiry into the
Pan-Kteetric Telephone matter. Tae
substitute Is aa follow: Resolved.
tbt a select committee, conaisting of
nine members of tba House, be ap
pointed, and when so appointed
the committee ia hereby directed,
M as esrlr d a' posaible, to
make inquiry into any expenditure on
the part of the government incurred
relative to tbe rights of tbe Bell and
Pan-Electric Telephone Companies to
the priority of pateDtt, said inquiry to
include organisations and compsnUa
that have sprung out cf the Pan-Electric
Telephone Company or for any
other purpose, and alto to make full
inquiry into the issuance of stock
known as tbe Pan-Electric telephone
stock, or any other companies or or
snfttoDs springing out of tbe Pan
Electric Telephone Conpaay. to any
rverson or persona connectedwitb either
the legislative, judicial or executive
dtpartmeEttl tbe government of tbe
Cnited tftates to who 3D, where, when
and I r what consideration in money
or influence said slook was delivered,
also at to what opinions, decisions snd
orders have been made by any olllcers
foranected. with the govern ir: at and by
whom, and all tbe circntnatancta
ecnnseted therewith or arising there
from ; and tbe said committee is further
authorised and directed to ascertain
ml Mart whether either ol tbe tele
phone companies herein mentioned,
or their officers, agents and employes
h.ive in any manner Improperly in II a
eneed or attempted ta influence otfl
r,lsor efHelal action by or tdrough
' tbe pnhllc prets, and If to, when, by
whom, and in what manner each in
fluence was exerted or attempted to
' be exerted, and what newspaper or
' nmnraiDere were so used or attempt 1
to be used by them. Tba said com
okittea shell bnve the right t J aend for
; poreois and papers, to administer
oaths, to sit daring the lesion of the
House, to employ a stenographer and
incur any and all such nece isry and
; wVmJBvan nn , nmycuau mm utrnj rm i v
, quired for the purpose of conducting
', ttie 4d investigation, not to exceed
f .i . . L r , tvu .v. ; u -lii v.- -'.A
out-of the contingent fund of tba
House, ea proper vouchers certified
, by tbe chairman aid one other metn-
ber ef the committee, and may report
at anv time.
Mi. Hoi man Ind-I call tbe gen-
tlenaa's attention to tbe tact tuai tue
gentlemau from New York is not pres
Mi. Oibton The gentleman is not
present. J cannot help that. He ought
to be here. I remember that gentle
men who have lived a long life ol sood
reoolat ion bv their integrity and ca
pacity and won the confidence of the
country. Lave been arraigned by an
irreeponsihl newspaper and the Demo
rratic mejeity is rushing before tbe
hue and cry . to do that which must
onlv do the gentlemen injustice. Ltt
the courts decide the matte-. What hat
Congress to do with it? They say that
the Attornev-Gennral some time or
; other got stock. I stood on the flior
oi this House and heard a member
bonit that he held hundreds of thou
sands of dollars1 of railroid stojk.and
would combine with railroads to oleg
np the courts with business, but no
outer? was made against It. l see ail
around me men who hold railroad
stock and national bank stojk vo'.ing
with the stock in their pockets, and
do outcry li made against it. ine dls-
tingulnhcd gnutlemHn from New York
(Mr. IlewlM), himself a large manu
facturer,, is at work and has been at
work for years, to raise tbe tariU" so
thuthii msnulactures may be more
profitable. ( Laughter There ia a gen
tleman fiom Ninth Carolina on the
Committee on Coinage who is a mem
ter el a national bank. - -
, Mr. Browne tnil I want to know
Ktiether they imw lorltit stock.
s Mr. Qibsou It matters not whether
they paid Ir it or got It gratuitously
the question is, nave they acted ilia
honestly T It is a mare begging of the
question in a chtldleli manner to talk
of whether they paid for the stock
H( r many members own national
bank stock? How many railroad
moi? If I am not misinformed, a
line President if the hJiiate was hitrv
fell a counsel for teleid.one com
tnit'fl. Who cried out sgiiinst it? If I
am correctly informed the pre .ten
1'reaiilent of the tierm'o is a ualional
'bank stockholder.
Mr. Cutche.m Mich.: Was it pre-
tentert n htm 7
Mr. Gibtoa Was It prevented?
I'jhs that make the fraud?. It is not;
toe manner in which the' stock was
come bv, but whether action was in
Saenced by tba stock. I am not
standing as the champion of this ad
ministration or of these men. While
1 acknowledge the honesty aud clean
a u enact the administration as equal
to that of any we have ever had, I
have very little regard for its politics.
Laughter and applause.
Mr. Gibson continued a, great
length in defense ot the Attorney
Mr. Rogers Ark. welcomed the
resolution and hopeu the investiga
tion would be made thorough aud
Mr. Breckinridge Ark. said be waa
t!oudti call the Attorney-General
hi personal friend. He defended his
ronrse; declared that his skirts were
x-rf. :tly dear of any wrong doing,
and hoped the whole case would be
Mr. Hied M I appreciate the
natuial feeling of solemnity which has
,'biicn on the lemociu'.ic party at the
j resent time. To be stopped In the
midst of a career i ( great and well ad
ministered purity ; t be stopped in
t .e midit ( f a career which had (t its
motto the turning out i rascal, to be
obliged t stop aud consider the qae-
i on whether, by some aecnleui, la
i tst 1 of turning out they had net got
lo. is. of course, raulul, aad 1 ao not
iaiend lo d tract fiom the solemnity cf
the orcmun by discussing preiua
furelr. Mr. Mornios 111. As a friend of
ILe o Hioer supposed In he most ailed
er". if anybody is to be affected by this
ioventiiratioD, havirg uuliniilcl conti
dence In his honor and in bis personal
a id ductal integr.tv, l want this res-c-
ution to paws, and 1 want tli s inves-
tj: dion to fo on.
.ilr. lietd- I orly wieh to tender, in
pawiug, to the Democratic party the
aHKurancfs of tbe respectful consider
kUou which we all have I'jr their
fitnation. Coud laughler, in whith
tic I)emouratic tide j lined It is
liiaale, under the fierce ont-liughs
yi gentlemau from West Virginia,
'vafew words in defense cf the
. ,;, tion. I thick I rvesn ought to
befriend the gertleman from aw
York (Mr. Hewitt), who is abeent.br
suggesting tba? tne gtt'eman from
West Virginia is miittten in supons-
ing that the gentleman from New York
Is here for the purple of building np
his own industry. I think that be is
here for the purpose of attempting to
break down o'.her people's 'industries.
Here is a charge, based on statements
hich have not been thus lar aeniea.
that gentlemai who occupies a
high publio position received,
while a Senator ol tbe uouea o aiee.
ttock fn a company which in its
par valae, at least, was enormous, and
for no other apparent reason thus far
than because he did occupy that
prominent position. It turns out, slo,
that ha has published au opinion de
claring that tins Pai-Klsctric ptnt in
no rwpect Infringes on tbe ueu pat
ent, sod that,! understand, without
announcing bis connection with the
company: bat in that 1 may be mis-
tiken. That nay us ciearea np, ana
it ceittinly ought to be done. Iti
asseverated that this same official.
af r having declared over, his signa
ture that tbe Bell patent wai not in
fringed upon by the Pan-Electric pat
ent, yet refused, as Alt irney General,
to decide on the annnlmeit because
be was interested in the Pan-Electric
patent. Now. if the Pan-Electric pat
ent did rol infringe on the Btll pat
ent, where was he interested, ldo
not need to slate that what I nave
said ia in any way float. I only say
that then are matters which it is not
unreasonable that both sides ehould
desire to have investigated. The
friends of the At orney-tieneral have
itited their wish and his with, and
those on the otier eide have tUted
theirs, and there seems to remain,
solitary and abno. tbe gentleman
from West Virginia the conspicuous
figure of the occasion.
ilr. Mormon iui.i ine gentleman
is mittiken in supposing that the
Democratic paity ia in a ay trouble.
We propose to investigate charges
againot our own people as we did
against theirs, and 1 trust it wo and
them guilty of anything unbecoming
honest officials wa will not be found,
as gentlemen on the o her side have
been ; lounu, attempting to shield
them.. Applause on the Democratic
side. I. ' " t :
Mr. Uozera I Ark J, - commenting
upon the statement that tne Attorney'
General did not appear In tbe proie
uUonnfthe suit, eon tended that, as
the1 Attorney-General had been pub
lished attorney of the Pan-Electric
Comraoy, professional ethics would
have prevented bis appearing.
Tfeo, resolution was then adopted
wil'tout division.
, Mr. Dackerv 1 ao 1. Iroa the Oora-
miltee on Accounts, reported back the
following - resolution, wblcb was
.adopted: ,
itamvea, mm tue vuiauiiucc
Postoflioes and Postroads ia hereby
empowered to uncertain whether addi
tional legislation is necessary to pre
vent the monopoly ot telegraphic la
cilities and secure to the Southern.
Western and Pacific States the bent fits
ot competition between telegraph
companies and t) protect the peotle
ol the Unitfld (States against unreason
able charges for telegraphic service.
.Mr. Uurnes I Mai. from tbe Com'
in it tee on Appropriations, reported
the immediate deficiency bill, and it
wai referred to tbe committee of the
Ueceai until 7 :30 o'clock this even
Ing, the evening session to be for the
consideration of pension bills.
The House, at its evening session
passed twenty-eight pension bills, and
at :.JJ adjourned until to-morro.
The Meaate.
After the transaction of routine
business Senator Mitchell fOre 1 ob
tainod the floor to deliver a speech on
the bill recently introduced by him
to provide for the abrogation of all
treaties permitting the immigration of
Chinese to the United Slates. As Sen
ator Mitchell was about to proceed
Sbda'o; Hale ta'.d It wai so late yea
tnrday when Sdnntor Ueorge com'
fisted (his speech on the education
bill that he (Ssna'or Hale), hal not
thought it woith while then to inter
fere with the consideration of the bill
named, but now gave no'.lcs that to
day, on the com pit (ion of Senato
Mitchell s remarks he would move
that the Senate proceed to tbe conaid
erailon ot executive business. Sen
ator Mitchell then addressed the Sen
He taid the people of tbe whole Pa
oitio coist were to-day suffering fiom
the presence of large numbers of un
clrao, ron-assimilating and faian
races. Impending over them and
irraduallr extending raitward like
cloud rrf wrath, the evil imperiled la
ho', picnperity, peace, even lif itself.
To eradicate the scourge heroic treat'
mit would be necestary. A more
decided and aggressive governmental
step than had yet been taken
would lis neceFsarv. Thenttais of
relief could t o', properly be availed of
while preaervlng tne present treaty
Btipnlu ions with the Chinese govern
V . .,.,1.1 n.fh
uieuw oibuoi t:vtu T. v rAifm.il n.niA
in any reasonable- time, to secure re-
id bv nesntiations win tuat corern
ment. Ilonce it was that the bill sub
mitted by him (Mr. Mitchell) -proposed
that the Stales and people of
this republic, through Congress and
the executive, or by two thirds
Gorurreas without the approval of the
executive, ehould remove the ob
structions by first wiping out of exist
ence ail treat ies which recognize the
coming tit Chinese to tbe United
feUtee. and then absolutely prouion
ins their coming, except in the case
of consular and diplemalio officials.
Mr. Mitchell argued at length , to
Show tbat the vnited. , mates
has the power to abrogate, by act oi
Congress, n treaty with a foreign 1 na
tion, and that the magnitude of tbe
evil to the remedy justified as pro
posed. Senator Mit .-hall read a num
ber of newspaper articles ti show that
the recent . anti-Chinese disturbances
in the West were not t he work 1 1 an
Irresponsible or hoodlum element.
They were the voice cf honest labor,
the wail of indicant toil struggling
(or life in the unequal contest with
servile labor. The Burlingame treaty,
be said, w mi valueless to the United
States. This point the speaker en
larged upon with detail and circum
etaioe, quoting tlititt cs cf, our com
merce with China in support of his
t onUntioB. Senator Mitchell, in con
elusion, said : "This bill, unlike our
restriction acts and proposed acts, is
not elastic. It ie absolutely iron
clad. It leaves nothing to construc
tion. It is the conclusion. It is not
open to the objection of being liable
to have its vitality sapped or its erli
rienoy duetto red by departmental or
judicial decisions. No delicate ques
tions as to a coDliict between act and
tretvtyare loft open tor construction
or determination by either comt
or department. The conflict
thai is waged on this subject
of the Arianc occupation of this
rooutry is ks irrepresmble as the con
flict thkt rtu tad in the overthrow of
human slavery. It is a con tint for
supremacy on American toil between
intelligent, enlightened and honest
Aweriran labor and the cheat) aud de
graded Kbor of the lowest order of the
Mongol ; cocfiVct between moral'ty and
vice, order and at a cby, Americans m
and Asivicism; a cooflnt between
civil a ttion and beatbeniem. Cbristian
i'y a jd paganism; a conflict between
o ODitfminp forces, in a t essential
parties are non-assimilating and repel
lint whm considered in the relation
of one to tbe other, and the one or the
other of which mutt, and will ulti
mately and necessarily be driven to
tie wall. It does not require any pe
culiar presence to determice tbe result
of the cotflic if the United States
government either at indi supinely by
and does nothing, or, what ia but lit le
mors euectlva lor good, simpiy aiucaa
the advanciog army of invaders with
wcodsn swords and paper ballets, un
der pretense cf conforming to trea'y
stipulations and sustaining diplomatic
The education bill was then tUen
up, and Senator Allison made a fjrmtl
presentation of the amendment sug
gested by him yesterday ai to tbe ef
fact that "where aei a ate white and
colored schools exist ths monsy should
be paid out 1 tbe support ol such
whits snd onlored schools in ths pro
portion that ths illiteracy of the white
and colored persons bear to each
other, as shown by ths census."
. Senator Allison said the amenumeni
placed the bill strictly on ths basis of
(literacy. lis Inquired whether uemo-
cratio Senators, whose lass bsd op
pressed the colored race lor two hun
dred years, would be willing t) take
fnm one-third to one-half the mnney
of the bill ? Was it possible t iat the
while race, with the aivantage of race
and color, would not consent that
tbs poverty-stricken colored race
should have as much of this
money ss tueir illiteracy fairly
entitles them to? Even with all
the money voted by the bil1, there
would be ruanv children who would
get no education at all, and sines thsre
wa to be a acramme tor tne money, as
well ai for tbe money raised for edu
cation by taxation in the several
States, Senator Allison insitted that,
s s to that scramble, we should see to
it that tbe people who are illiterate
and whom we propose to aid should
have their shars of this monsy. It was
fir this purpose that be baa intro
duced his amendment. The white
children, Senator Allison taid, bsd tbs
advantage of educated associations
ths colored children bad not. Yet we
were asked to give dollar for do lar ti
both nets, on an exact equality, one
race being airaady educated and bav
Ing the tUi of tbe otser by thousands
of years of intellectual training, aid
in a case in wnicu ins Biaie already
makes a diitinction by separation cf
schools. By every consideration of
1 w and reason and fustics the South
was bound to educate its
colored -people - for hundreds of
years. Ths white people there had
bad the labor of those people and their
fathers, snd had made themselves neb
on that iabor. Cou:d they say that it
was not their duty now to educate
them? Senator AlliBon was willing
to respect the constitutional scruples
of ths Southern Senators in the matter
of tbe geneial government n it follow
ing this money into tbe S a ten, but tbe
application of tho money should be
made so as t j covsr ths illiterates, no
matter of what race Or color. The sta
tistics Bbowed that otherwise they were
merely' providing fir the education of
tbe white race of tbe Sonth, which
Senator Atliion thought abundantly
able t) educate its own children. The
State of Iowa, Senator Allison said,
did not desire the money. It would
only get from the bill 10 cents forea' h
child of school sge. Iowa already ha l
a school fund tf $1,C0J,0Q3, and raised
by taxes every year 15,500,01)0 lor
schoils. There was no dangerous il
literacy in the North. As-our South
ern friends said they were not able to
cope with the illiteracy in tr elr section
he (Senator AI Ison) was willing the
ceaeral government should aid them,
but tbe money should be applied to
tbe illiterate and not to the intelligent
people of tbe South. Senator Teller
said Coloiaio had the most efficient
common schccrl system in ths United
Slates, snd 00 per cent of its children
attended those schoils. Colorsdodid
not want Federal aid, but wat willing
that tbejrovernment should assist the
South, piovided ths money wat to be
applied In the proper propoitionof
illiteracy between the white and col
ored children. If both races attended
one school the bill might do, but as
some States had separate schools f r
white and colored children the bill
should bs amended to as to secure its
application where most needed. If to
amended hd would vole f ir it; if not,
we could wa't another year.
Mr. Miller N. Y epoke in favor of
the hill, aud alter au executive session
the Kanate adj mrned.
Tus Forest and Stream Publishing
Cmnpany announce a new edition cf
Vaux's C'ano Handling ami Hailing.
lt author, C. IB. Vaux, of the New
York Canoe Club, has been selected
to represent American canoeists in
ths International challenge laces of
next season.
Mite. Fiuncim II. Burnbtt, tbs
novelist, hal written a aerial story for
HI. btciwlat called 'Little Lord iaun
tleroy." the hero of which is a boy
character who is ae nsw ss hs is de
lightful. Born in Amerira, the child
ef a younger son cf an English earl.
bis father dies when he is a little
fellow, and by the death of his uncle,
he becomes heir to the earldom.- His
grandfather, a cross old nobleman who
has never lorgtvea bis youngest son
for marrying against his wishes, sends
far tbe boy snd his mother. In ths
March &. A'icAomj is recounted the
first Interview between Utile "Lord
Fauctlsroy" and his grandfather.
BOO Not CMllew rr.
It seems strange that it is necestary
t i persuade men that you can cure
their diseases by offering a premium
to the man who fails to receive bene
fit. And yet Dr. Sage undoubtedly
cured thousands of cases of obttinate
catarrh with his "Catarrh Kemedy,"
who would' never have applied to him
if it had not been for his offer of the
above sum for an incurable case. Who
is the next bidder tor cure or cash ?
A JalH Wife's BeveBsra.
Nsw Yokk, Felwuary 28. Thomas
Laughlin snd his wife, Annie, were
wedded two years ajp. A month ago
they separated, the husband's patience
being taxed beyond its strength by
the carping jealousy of the wife.
Since ths separation she has sought
many times to see him, but was un
successful until yesterday, when, by
sending a net to his office, he was
led to see her. She demanded he
should icturn to live with her. lis
refused, snd she drew forth a can
tilled with oil ol vitriol, which she at
tempted to throw in his lace, but
which, inttta l, splashed over her own
face, neck and hands, burning her in
a terrible manner. The husband's
hands were burned severely, also. He
appeared in com t and made affidavit
and complaint, and ebe is now a pri-t-oaeratwell
as a patient at the hospital.
sTintjM of HsnmiE
And That Ltlog a Lire-Long; Demo
crat Nothing Could Induce 11 lot
to Oppose tbe Party.
In the Nashville American and Nash
ville Union ol yesterday we finl the
My a tention has jitt been ctlled to
a Washington special in the Memphia
Avalanche with reference to an inter
view purporting to have taken place
between a representative of tbe Phila
delphia Preu and mystli on my late
visit t Waehingt m City.
Bo far as this inteiview couples my
name with any declaration tending to
show a purpose on my part, or on the
pa-tof tbe railroads of this Sta r, to
units with the Republicans of this
Stave, with s view to recuring the de
feat of the Democrttio paity, it Is
wholly without foundation.
It is now nearly three weeks, and
no notes of tae Ul were taken. The
time elapsing bttween tbe con
versation snd its publication was
therefore quite si Hi. tent for tbe mat
ter to grow in Mr. Porter's mind to
thecompl xon of his own political
ideaH, which were thus unconsciously
attributed to me as a rut ol tbe inter
view. In my talk with Mr. Porter, puraly
a to iel chat, I distinctly affirmed that
the railroads would take no part ia
politics; that the employes of railroads
were, as a rule, Dttmncia's; that I my
st If was a lifelong Democrat, and that
nothing would indues me or the rail
road to take pait in a campaign in
this Stats, unless forced to do so bv
tbe ho itile action of Democratic lead
ers; tba', tbe railroads had taken a
tttnd in 1884 in favor ot taking the
question aflecting them oat of politics,
in which tbey had been sustained by
tbeptoplest the ballot-box, which,
to far as ths railioads were concerned,
ended . ths 'question. I did ' say
to Mr. Porter ' what I have said
to a hundred or mors lending Demo
crats of this St to, tbst the South hal
for fifty years or more been engaged
in - sentimental polities, meanwhile
the Kasterm manufacturer and West
ern farmer had looked at politics from
a business standpoint; that' while the
South was eolvi' g great constitutional
problems, the Yankee and the West
ern man bad been working for appro-
firiationst that the situation, pa ticu
arl in Tennessee, bsd undergone a
marked change; sentiment in politics
was a thing ot ths past, and that the
party favoring legislation best calcu
lated to p'omots the progress and ma
terial development of our section
would receive the support of the
I said also tbat the tariff qurs'ion
one upon which .Democrats in
Tennessee were much divided, and
that any attempt ti ignore the Chicago
Democrats pla nrm or adopt the
Morrison theory of tariff reform
would meet with diiaitcr. Also that
there was an apparent attempt noon
the part of a lew Democratic leaders
to make war on the administration;
that President Cleveland had the con
fidence of the prople generally, and
any attempt to fight him would resn t
la disaster t tnoee wno inaugurated
the tight. This has been my opinion
fnrmnntha: it is mv iildoraent no :
I have expressed it before ; 1 affirm it
I bave no . recollection whatever of
the mention of the names of Mr.
Caldwell or Mr. McMiIlin beyond
what wai said with reference to tbe
other Tennessee Represent itives, a
mention of whose names was only
made in connection with the course
likely to be pursued by them on ques
tions affecting the people of the State.
I attach no importance whatever to
tbe utterances of certain Democratic
politicianp, who. have for some time
past been endeavoring to read better
Democrats out of ths party. I did t ot
be. ome a Democrat at their solicita
tion ; I shall not leave tbe party at
their blddirg.
The foregoicg was written Wednes
diy evening, upon the receipt of the
Avalanche containing the Washington
special, and would have appeared
simultaneously with the Amtrican't
vigorous editorials but for sickness in
my f imilv, which, with other pressing
matters, forbade me 1 aving my home
ttintnuht. 1 did retch the Union
office bv telephoae, but finding Mfi.
McUord abfent, concluded to defer iis
put. liia'.ion until to-day.
I a n surprised that the American
should have eiven so much promi
nence t J a s atemenl, purporting to be
aa interview, hot not published in the
Philadelphia i'rM lor two weeks after
the interview was suppssed to have
taken place.
I wish to rerffirm thtt tbe railroads
of Tennessee have no desire to med
dle with the politics of tbe State, nor
do I wibh to be regarded as "the lieu
tenant commander (f the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad Company's po
litical depaitinent." I am a plain
bueiness man, devoted, I trust, to my
profession, and in connection with its
duties have, so far as in my power,
endeavored to remove all barriers to a
better feeling between the people and
the railroads. I am no politician;
neither - am I asking favors at tbe
hands of any polititaf party. I would
rather have the esteem and good will
ot tbe humblest citizen in the State
than the praise of a horde of political
bosses of either party, however much
exalted. ' ' b. stahlman.
Naehville Union : Tbe following
telegram was received at the Union
office last Tuesday night, and was not
published , for reasons elsewhere
ttated. It was sent also t J the Mem
phis AealoHche aud was copied into
yesterday's American, and severelv
criticised. Having bocn published,
we now reproduce as a pre! ice to Mr.
Slahlnian'a card, so the reader may
catch the connection:
R. P. Porter, the well-known writer
on tariff and finance, bos an interview
in the Philadelphia Prut to-day with
K. R. Stahlman, vice-president of the
louieville snd Nashville railroad, in
which he says: "He told me repeat
edly during Lis slay here that the
business intereaU of tbe South were
sick acd tired ol ths Reagan and Mor
ritoa stiipe cf stateitmen. The Demo
cratic party," he said, with much feel
iuk, "is srraying ihelf against all the
buniness interests of he coun
try. No s'oner do we make
any industrial pi ogress than men
wfo misrepresent, -tia in Coogress
itch to break down our indnHtries or
contimate ocr capital. If we put our
money into manufacturing, develop
ocr tnwnssnd build up home markets
for fanners, a fanatic like Morrison,
with such wild free traders at Mc
MiIlin from our own State, propose lo
raia some law which will break down
pur growing ladnstiies and, bring in
foteian goods. If we put our capitil
inin railroads to (rive peouio oeim
j and cheaper tranaportittion, an ancient
lRY 2G,
remnant ot ctbtX. , lnp"F' in connection
a'ded and abetnf "awatr "i nnuer
Caldwell, from nn D0P tot continuance ot their favors.
to eiian a law th
vara Milriuil In
What is your pilitical fa th?"
I bare b-n a life-lone DmccTa'.
bntinthe f tare the railroad and
manufacturing interests of Tennessee
must catt their to', with the Republic
an party, in 1884 we eh-rt-d a K-
puh'iinn stats Kadroad Commissioner
by800u txaj-nity. though Cleveland
carried the tttte by 35 000 nujority.
Propr manngemeLt ana right men to
tbe front will make Tennessee a Re
Dubliian State and send meno Wash
ington who will not voti every time
again rt the Ut-Tee'i of tbe Slate. In
the same way I believe with thorough
organix .tion Alabama might be car
ried. Tbe prospect of Republican success
in these two Sutes is fir greater than
in Virginia. In the it.t -rests cf good
national government Ibis ought and
must be done. The coming fa'l wi l be
a good lira t begin, and if the Re
publicans only nominate the right
men the Democratic paitv of Tennes
see will find out whether it can array
lteen against tbe progress and mate
rial prosperity ci the ttite. We have
been living on air and sentiment long
enough. We watt a more eubstant al
diet, and what is more, we intend to
have it."
Nashville Union: The Union re
ceived the ForUir-Stahlman telegram
Tuesday night exactly as it appeared
in the Acalanche, and at once pro
nounced it a miBtake on its face and
declined to print it. Ioqury in proper
quarters confirmed onr suspicion. We
withheld it because of tbe tacit under
s'andicg we thousht existed among
Democrat everywhere to say and do
nothing that would interrupt tbe good
feeling tbat is growing among D mc
crats that has been hailed witb so
much Sitibfiction and gave no much
promise for tbe future of the paity.
Now tbat it has transpired that there
was nothing in the ma tir, we believe
we did right in attempting to avoid
the reopening of the perplexing differ
ences it. cost Democracy so
much to hea'. Mr. Sibirean
is an bonorabls man, confessedly,
and we are compelled to be
lieve him. Besides that, the reasons
growing out of a fair coosideiation of
tbe mait ;r sustain his disavowal. Any
one knows who has had the pleasure
or occasion to deal with him that he
lacks largtly of being a dolt, snd be
certainly could be justly considered
very : simple if he had claimed tbe
power to carry the railroad and indus
trial interests over ti the Kepuulicans.
That Is sheerest nonsense, and of
course be had ton much sense to fay
it. Besides, we know tbat tbe great
toiy ti lailrcatl men here are Demo
crats, good and true, and they cannot
be pulled over by tie nose into any
man's party, and no one desires lo
lead them around.
Memphis Avalanche: Mr. E. P,
S abluian, vice-preaident at Nashville
of tbe Louisville and Nashville . road,
telecrianhsns that the "purported in
terview'.' given" in our Washing on
correspondence from the Philadelphia
Proa is uctrue in so fir as it attempts
to fix his future political ititusor thet
of tbe railroads, lie will deal with
the subject fuither by letter. As to
the railroads and industries of Tennes
see, we knew lhat thev neither had
reaton for political cfcaoge nor bad
ever indii a'ed a desite to mate with a
corpse. As for Mr. Stahlman, while
we had no reaon to suspect such de
sire for change in politics, he alone
could speak asti au interview in a
respectable paper with a man cf
Robert P. Porter's standing and repu
tn' ion. Mr. Stehlmau has. we be
lieve, always been a Democrat, and it
is our information, derived since the
reported interview, that be has never
gone half so lar as some ether Jen
nessee railroad men in kit king againtt
the exploded railroad policy.
A HDMtlon mt Veracity tor Ntalil
nu and Pr.r lo Mettle.
Nashville American: F-lsewbere may
be found a card from Mr. Stahlman in
reply to the interview fcalwith him
by Mr. Porter, of the Philadelphia
Pren. In this Mr. Stahlman denies
mo it emphatically the ma t erial por
tion of the interview as to a purpose
upon bis part and that of the reilrca Is
i f the State to unite with the Repub
licans f secure the deffat of the
Democratic party. This raiaes an iwue
between Mr. Stahlman and Mr. Tor
tor which we leave for them to adjust
as they rr.a? see proper. And we de
sire to fay farther that we did not be
lieve thtt Mi. Sjalilman correctly
represented the tettimeutcf all rail
road meu in Tennessee or elsewhere
upon this subject. The great mejoiity
of those coorected with the raii
ioid and manufacturing interests cf
tbe South, are tried aud t ue Damo
cra's, snd must be distinguished fiom
the fw politico-corporate agents,
whose business it is to slir up ttrife
between these corporations and the
people and to meddie too much with
the governmental affairs of the S'ate.
The gretit bulk cf the peopled Ten
nessee want to do complete justice to
tbe railroads, and if left to themselves
will do so. The real trouble between
the people and the railroads does not
arieeo much from prejudice and hos
tility toward the roade as such as it
doas from the hostilities engen
dered in tneir minds by the con
duct of those representing the loids.
m.vor us lelktdy nod naturally at "aa.
Ini BELT or R
.Viuai'ttiv-i presiilr tor tho ouro
WrwFFVFHiof doneri0 oi
r OR 'V-ijr mina koabon tlium
I VvV iJ" ,tinupa tri-m l
Ik' PsJ itMf KL.TRlUtll rr-Irkil.-.,,1
I Hi.. throueh th
this with Kloctrio Boln advy rvi -A. lorJ
all Ul. from ha to too. It f for J'M
nformntlion. dJre Cboovw kleotn Bolt
Co., 1UJ Yt Mhinatoo itroet, Chi . l.
S:y SPECIAL r-'-
CO. has been dissolved, and wshave reorganised our interest i
witn Mr. w. js. Love, late ot warren, Love ft Uo., bt- u
tne style of and firm name given below.
voiiL-ULT UiinLLl UUmli
Oils cSj nNTTrctl Stores
OBice, 349 Front Street, Memphis, Tenn.
stes, Doan & Co.
Wholesale Grocers
1W Union t,MMMt.
And Commission Llerchants,
2itf and SflSS JFront St.. MmiiiU. TVnn.
Wholesale Grocers
189 XVont Street,
Cotton consigned t us will hav our erful attention. . Wo carry at all timoiawaU-
aeloctod itock o.
Staple &. Fancy Groceries, Wines, Liquorsjob&cco & Cigars,
Ant wilt Mil m l,w M th 1imrm1.
WIioIesAlfl Deal on and Publisher,
' Bole Aitns for the following Ilrit-Clau Inttraaontai
PIAJOS KJLAHIICH At'?1J "VhbkLock fkais"
j&t-i a nja misou hamiiw. t i-oium 'wirmki, chi
Write for OntaWnM. Kim. 33! snd 83ff NF.DOlVli NT- MKMPHl
Coin Factors iliesiE
294 Front Street,
Wo. 297 Second Street, : Wemplild. Tenn.
Vholesale Grocers, Cotton Factors,
And Dealer In Levee
rt O ffo'ii-r- X -i
TSn. 3 Main Ntreet. 3ayoHO ltloel.
J. W. Mt HOKR,
President ;
Vice-Preaidcut ;
Filsener Beer in
Only Pure Chrjstal ' Well. Water Used for Brewing Purposes.
8. IF. Corner Butler and Tenneaaee Stc
rv i nAni
5 , .vr.M&ir:e ? I
svaw ass ri.9rix
Boors, Sash, Blinds, Molding, Lumber
Lath and Shingles, Flooring, Ceiling and Cedar rests.
eceiver's Sale.
On mn& after this cato I ilmll offer
Hardware. Cutlery. Mechanics' Took:
Sawmill Supplies, Agricultural Implements, I
0t- X .halt eootinno to se'l from day lo dsj at Tory low rata.. Tbom rqnirln anytain?
thia lino for Balldinir, Mechanical, Farming or other purpotet, will hv aa opportuoi
aiim.lv their wanU at ratoi grrally to thoir adraotace.
MKMrHis,.Febrary 1, lStti.
We thank our tra I
and Cotton Factors
HImn1i!. Tsuini.
& Cotton Factors,
Memphis, Tenn
nil. I
Opp. Custom-Honse.
J.B.MoXiaUKv W. . PATTK80N
and Railroad Supplies,
MevnriW, T(hi"m"
Sec" and Tres,
or THE celebkated
Kegs and Bottles.
in a ii o n '
- miJL, bjatt.tajio,
at private .al th.sDilre Uckof
N, L. McDOWELI, Keeelvci

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