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NO. 58
11.30 I?. M.
(lathered by Wire from
London, Aug. 4. The viceroy
of India telegraphs the following
report from Gen. St. John, under
date of Candahar, July 25th : Gen.
Burrows inarched from Ku3bk
Nakud, on the morning of the 27th,
having heard that Ayoob Khan's
advanced guard had occupied the
main road. Three miles from the
latter place the enemy's cavalry
appeared advancing from the direc
tion of Hyderata. The artillery
and cavalry engaged them about 9
o'clock in the morning. Shortly
afterwards the whole force of the
enemy appeared formed in line of
battle, with seven regiments of reg
ulars in the centre and three others
in the reserve, 2,000 cavalry on the
right, 400 cavalry and 2,000 irreg
ular infantry on the left, and other
cavalry and irregulars in the re
and five or six batteries and
including one of tl breech
loaders. The total force being
12,000 men. The ground
was slightly undulating. The ene
my were posted in the best position,
and until one o clock in the after
noon the action was confined to ar
tillery fire, which was so well sus
tained and directed by the enemy
that our superior armament failed
to compensate for the inferior num
ber of guns. After the rifle fire
began our breech loaders told, but
the vigorous advances of cavalry
against our left and of the Ghazis
along the front, caused the native
infantry to fall back in confusion on
the CCth regiment, abandoning two
guns. Our formation being lost the
infantry retreated slowly in spite of
the gallant effort3 of Gen. Burrows
to raJiy them, and were cut off from
cavalry and artillery. "This wa3 at
3 o'clock in the afternoon,
and the camp followers and
baggage were streaming towards
Candahar. After a severe fight in
nclosed ground, Burrows succeeded
n extricating the infantry and
brought them into line. In the re
treat no efforts would turn the
fugitives from the main road, which
is without water at this season of
the year, and thus a majority of the
casualties occurred from men falling
from thirst and exhaustion. The
enemies' pursuit continued to within
ten miles from Candahar, but was
not vigorous. The cavalry and ar
tillery, with a few infantry, reached
the banks of the river Argandale,
forty miles from the scene of ac
tion, at 7 o'clock next morning,
many not having tasted water since
the previous morning. Nearly all
our ammunition was lost as
also were 1,100 rifles and
two nine-pounder guns. Oar
loss is estimated as follows : Killed
and missing, GGth regiment, 400
grenadiers; 35th, Jacobs' rifles 350;
artillery, 40; sappers, 24; cavalry,
60. The duranes have been ex
pelled from Candahar. Provisions
and ammunition are plentiful.
London, Aug. 4. The vote by
which compensation for disturbance
in Ireland bill was defeated in the
house of lords was not reached until
1:30 this morning. The galleries
were -densely crowded, as they were
also on Monday night, and the an
nouncement of the immense majori
ty against the bill was greeted with
loud cheers. Lord Cairns, conser
vative, spoke for nearly three hours
against the bill.
The Times sava he nracticallv
oaed of every argument adduced
mjt supporters of the bill, and
that a more thoroughly destructive
speech has not been made in par
liament. r
The Times in a leading editorial
aiso says tne aeieat ot the h ua3
brought the long and embittered
controversy to a close, and its re
jection, by a large majority, was
lulJy anticipated, and that the
speech m its favor partook of the
gloom and languor of overshadowing
San Francisco, Aug 3. Frank
!ke, on his release yesterday from
e penitentiary at San Quertin,
nere he has been serving a three
years' term for counterfeiting, was
arrested on a charge of larceny of
1 0,000 worth of jewelry from J.
iates, of Davidson, Tenn., and
wken east on a requisition from the
governor of Tennessee.
New York, Aug. 4. Dr. Tanner
had a large number of visitors to-,
day. At 1:30 this morning he had
an attack of nausea and vomited.
This left him weak and he com
plained of a bitter taste in his
mouth. Soon after, he drank three
ounces of ice water and then slept
three-quarters of an hour. At 4:30
he had another fit of vomiting, but
seemed to feel better after it. At 9
o'clock he got out of bed and
dressed without an effort and read
the morning papers, in which was
a letter from Arkansas stating
that the writer had wagered
five hundred dollars that he would
succeed, and promising him half of
the amount if he would holdout. He
then drank one and a-half ounces of
water and slept for thirty minutes.
On awakening he remarked that
somebody might have tampered
with the water as he felt badly after
drinking it. There's no telling
what they would do. He said, I
understand some heavy bets have
been made.
At noon when he entered on the
38th day of his fast his condition
was about the same as yesterday.
His features were no more pinched
and he appeared in good spirits.
New York, Aug. 4. About
10:30 this morning the steamer
Twilight, while going down the bay
on her morning trip to the iron pier
at Coney Island, run into the three
masted schooner. Normandy, at
anchor off Bedloe's island and bus
tained considerable damage to her
upper works and probably to her
machinery, as she is being towed
back to her pier. There were about
250 passengers on the Twilight; one
man was injured and taken to the
hospital. The schooner struck the
Twilight on her bow and was dam
aged so that she had to be towed to
the city. The steamer was towed
to Jersey City for repairs.
The schooner with which the Twi
light collided was loaded with ice
and at anchor at .the time of the
collision. The Twilight ran into
her, being unable to change her
course on account of the rapid cur
Cincinnati, Ohio., Aug. 4. The
board of officers of the Cincinnati
chamber of commerce to-day, after
hearing the testimony and argu
ments, expelled J. W. Christy and
suspended II, Newton Christy and
II. W. Cobb, of the late firm of
Christy, Cobb & Co., grain dealers,
operating an elevator near Plum
street depot. The board also pro
hibited the book-keeper of the firm
from coming on the floor of the
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 4. The
republicans of this city tendered an
ovation to Gen. Garfield on his visit
to the city last evening. The differ"
ent clubs and organizations, accom
panied by large delegations from
adjoining counties, turned out.
Three thousand formed a procession
with torches and Chinese lanters
and escorted him to Congressman
Pierce's hotel, where he made a
short speech thanking them for
the reception tendered him.
London, Aug. 4 9:30 a. m.
Sir William Jenner 'and Dr. Clark
have just seen Mr. Gladstone.
Their bulletin says that the patient
passed a good night. Lung con
gestion has ceased, and he i3 now
free from fever. Dr. Clark will
visit the patient at 1 o'clock and
again this evening. Sir .William
Jenner will not visit him again.
London, Aug. 3. In the house of
lords to-night a lengthy debate en
sued on the compensations for dis
turbance bill. Earl Granville said
he did not deny that if the bill was
rejected the government would be
confronted with the great responsi
bility as to what course to adopt,
hut that fact can not relieve the
house of a very grave responsibility.
When a vote was reached, the bill
was rejectad 282 to 51.
Paris, Aug. 3. A dispatch to
the St. James Gazette says : Be
fore the departmental elections the
republicans had a majority in fifty
five councils general; now they con
trol at least seventy councils
general. It is the Gambettists who
are chiefly victorious.
St. Louis, Aug. 3. The demo-!
crats of the third district of this
city in convention to-day renomi
nated R. Graham Frost for congress
by acclamation.
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 3.
M. P. O'Connor, the sitting member,
was unanimously renominated to
day as the democratic candidate tor
representative for the second South
Carolina district in the 4th con
gress. Bangor, Me., Aug. 4. The
greenback congressional convention
of the fourth district to day nomi
nated George "W". Ladd for congress
by acclamation. Mr. Ladd per
sonally responded m acceptance of
the nomination. A resolution
passed endorsing Ladd and the
course of hi3 party in congress.
Chicago, Aug. 4. The demo,
crats of the thirteenth Illinois dis
trict have renominated A. E. Stev
enson for congress.
St. Louis, Aug. 4. W. L. Scott,
secretary of the state board of agri
culture of Illinois, was nominated
yesterday for congress by democrats
of the 14th district.
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 4. A. epe
cial from Montgomery to the Reg
isrer says: Madison county gives
800 majority for the democratic
county and state tickets : St. Clair,
1,600 majority; Etowab, 2.000;
Auiauga, 550; Lowndes, 1,200;
Lee county gives 500 majority for
the democratic state ticket, but is
mixed on the county and legislative
tickets between the democrats and
the independents. Shelby county
2ivea 1,000 maionty for the state
and county democratic tickets, lame
stone county is largely democratic
on all tickets; Elmore county gives
350 democratic majority. Morango
gives the democratic ticket 2,800
majority; Jefferson gives the den
cratic state ticket 500 majority, but
is doubtful on legislative and county
tickets; Morrow, independent, beats
Philan, democrat, for judge, in this
county; Bullock county gives the
democratic ticket 900 majority;
Perry county, 1,400; Macon county,
1,800; Blount county, 1,500; Xus
caldosa countv, 1,500; Chilton
county, 1,800; Conecuh county.
democratic state ticket, i,uuu mas
jonty, and county ticket oUU mas
jority. Butler county elects Pow
ell, democrat, by 70 majority, and
gives the rest of the democratic
ticket an overwhelming majority.
Aus. 8. The
this evening says a marriage has
been arranged between Barones3
Burdett Coutts and Ashmed Bart
lett, who has for some time acted as
her secretary. The latter is a nats
uralized Englishman of Aniens
can birth, not yet 29 years
of age. The baroness is 66. By
the terms of the will of
the duchess of St. Albans, from
whom Baroness Burdett Coutts
inherited most of her wealth, the
latter will lose about one hundred
thousand pounds per annum by
reason of her marriage.
London, Aug. 3. A dispatch
from Rome to the Times says; "At
Florence the clericals have gained
as great a victory in municipal
elections a3 they did at Rome,
having returned their candidates for
12 out of 14 vacancies.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 3. The twen
tieth anuual session of the American
dental association began this morning
at the institute of Trichnology. The
meeting will cont.nue.
Pittsburg, Aug. 3. The Amalga
mated Association cf iron and steel
workers of the United States assembled
in convention at the Lyceum this
morning. Over two hundred delegates
were piesent. The session will last
about one week.
Constinopjle, Aug. 3 An identical
note from the ambassadors, demand
ing a settlement of the Montenegrin
question, has been presented to the
JLondon, Aug. 4. Twenty-four
hundred cotton operatives at Rochdale
have been locked out, in consequence
of a refusal of the masters to comply
with the demand of the weavers for an
increase of wages.
Louisville, Kt., Aug. 4 Chief
Justice Pryor has been re-elected judge
of the court of appeals.
Galveston, Aug. 4 A News
Hempstead dispatch says a party cf
sixteen broke' into the county jail
there and released all the prisoners.
TttwSBfcM' i f iff -mai m mmtr ?r mmTjam m wElm wiring
Powell's Valley- Seminary'.
mb. .editor: auow me to ans
nounca, through your columns, to
those people interested in the cause of
education, -and especially those la the
education of their children, that the
enterprising people of Powell's Valley,
a the vicinity of vJl eprings. have
just completed a large, handaome and
appropriate building for the seminary.
The undertakers have spared neither
money, labor Dor piioq in the planning
and completion of thtir good work.
Now, to cap the climax, they have
employed Prof. W. a. Wright as prin
cipal. Prof. Wright is a graduate of the
E. T. W. University, having graduated
at the head of a large class, lucking
only one, in me year is vs.
As music instructress Mrs. w. A.
Wright is eddom -excelled by the more
experienced, jl myseir belDg person
ally acquainted with her musical qual
ifications, take pleasure iu commend
ing her to the patrons in behalf of the
musical education of their children.
We now invite and solicit the friends
who desire to give their children a good
education with small expenses to send
them forthwith to the Powell's Valley
Boarding at $5 to $6 per month in
good families. Tuition, $1 to $2.50 per
month. School opens Monday, Au
gust 2nd.
Liet the great tidal wave of education
continue te roll until it washes bright
tne intellects of every home.
Customer "Why are 'Malt Bitters'
so populai?"
Druggist "Beeauee, as a Food Medi
cine, they enrich the blood, harden the
muecles, quiet the nerves, perfect di
gestion." A Specimen Brick.
Mb. Editor: A communication ap
peared in the Dispatch, on Wednee-
day of last week, over the signature,
"Melchisidec," in which one John
Wright is made to appear as the hero
of an imaginary discussion at a Gar
field and Arthur meeting. Wright is
represented as a republican just con
verted to democracy, and as haviDg
been the secretary of a Garfield club,
which be deserted, carrying off the
books. Now, he is a very tit sort of
a man to figure as the hero of such a
story. He spent several weeks in the
Knoxviile jail a few weeks ago. on a
charge of larceny, and on the night in
question is understood to have received
a pair of pantaloons cs the price of
wnat iia am, the same being paid him
by those who rpgard him as the very
opposite of an honest man. Those who
know him best watch him closest. The
effusion alluded to, in the Dispatch, ia
understood to re lust or a young law
yer in Knoxviile, not overrun with
clients, andnvho. therefore, has plenty
of time to groom this jail bird and
make of hlai the hero of an event that
never took place. Truth.
Col. Chas. M. ilcGhee's family have
cone to Allegheny Springs. Va., for
the remainder of the heated term.
Mr. Charley Schweickerd, a popu
lar Knoxviile boy, clerk at Hitter's
tobacco store for some years past, left
Tuesday night for New York to en
gage in business in the great metropo
lis. Chailey is a clever boy with fine
business qualifications and we hope
he will succeed admirably.
Mr. John Schweickerd left on the
earlv train vesterdav morning for a
pleasure and recrealion trip west.
Mr. Frank Mitchell, salesman at the
New Orleans store, returned yesterday
from a week's visit to his hom9 at
Mr. Jos. T. McTeei's family and Mr.
C. C. Kruteh and sister, Miss .Lou,
went over to Montvale eprings yester
day evening.
Hon. W. M. Bradford, of Chatta
nooga, brother of Mr. A. P. Bradford,
of our city, arrived in the city on yes
terday evening's train.
Mr. Boyd Hall, a rising young typo
of this city, left yesterday for & visit to
Chattanooga and other points.
Capt. W. H. Kirk, Dr. Thoa I
Saunders and M'easrs. Joo. M. Currier
and Andy K. Harper, all of Maryville,
were in the city yesterday.
Mr. James Pickle, of Sweetwater,
who has been at Montvala for a time,
was iu the city yesterday on his return
Mr. John M. Howell Las returned
from a pleaeant visit to Lea's springs,
and other points in Grainger county
U. 8. Decutv Marshal R. T. De-
Armond came down yesterday from
Yellow springs, Sevitr county, where
his family are sojournicff for the
Mrs. Belle Smith and little daughter
and Miss Blanche Swan came up on
vesterdav evening's train from a visit
to the lower end of the county.
eminent Wilmer Brinton, 31. D.,
Baltimor . writee: "I have used
TRACT OF BEEF in my practice.
In consumption, debility, weaknees,
anpmia. chlorosis. &c, it can not be
Sold by Sanford, Chamberlain & AU
hers, and Hunt-: & Co., Knoxviile,
We want 100,000 feet of "Walnut Laafcer
f the below assorted 6izes ;
Logs 13 feet long.
i inch thick from 12 inches wide up.
linch " " " " " "
li inch " inches wide, 13 inches wide
and 19 inchea wide.
11 inches thick, 10 inches wide and up.
2inche " " r
3 inchea thick, 10 inches wide and up.
3x3 scantling.
3ix3J icamling. W St. Caswell & Co.
marSwtf Knoxvill, Tenn.
Laying the Corner Stone of the
Agricultural Hall.
The occasion of the layiDg of the
corner stone or ice new agricultural
hall now in course of erection on col-
lego hill, ys-sterday afternoon, was a
very pleasant sflUir, notwithstanding
the inclemency of the weather.
Prof. J. M-iMcBryde, of the chair of
agriculture, horticulture and botany
in the University of Tennessee after
explaining the object cf the gathering
announced that the exercises would be
opened with prayer by the Rav. G. C.
Rankin. After fervent and im
pressive prayer from ; " " . Rev. Mr.
Rankin, .Col4 : Motes White,
chairman of the agricultural commit
tee of the board of trustees, made a few
appropriate remarks, hailing the occa
sion as an auspicious event in the his
tory of the University, and a9 an un
mistakable evid ence of a disposition
on the part of the board of trustees to
extend to the agricultural department
of the University that prominence to
which it was bo justly entitled.
Maj. H. H. Ingersoll was introduced
and epoke as follows :
In a state where nine-tenths of the
population till the roil for a livelihood.
the youth Bhould bj instiucted in the
art of agriculture; and, a state univer
sity, professing to give instruction in
this art, and receiving much of its en
dowment from a fund dedicated to
agricultural education ought to have an
agricultural ball, both as an external
symbol of this function, and also as a
temple eacreu to Ceres.
This conviction., long cherished by
the board of trustees as cardinal or
thodoxy, has now from a dead creed
come to be a living faith; and to-day,
in toaen oi their earnest sincerity in
this wors, tney lay the corner stone of
Agricultural Mall. May it be good
work, true work and square work !
May it stand fast and be firm as the
rock-ribbed hill beneath ! And may
the .superstructure be comely and
graceful and strong, and long may it
endure aa a monument to the wisdom
and zeal of its founders!
Mythology says that, duiins the
wanderings of Ceres in search of her
lost daughter Prosepine, the cultiva
tion of the earth was neglected and
the ground became barren. Might not
an ancient, travelling through our
beautiful land, wonder whether Pluto
hadsgain abducted the goddees'dauEh-
ter, aud Ceres was again wandering
over the earth in search of her?
Many are ine eartn-tniers, who are
idling away the day in the market and
on the street corner, and many the
fields that eufldr therefor. Bat many
more are the fields that have become
barren and desolate from ignorant, in
dolent half-culture. Oh! the acres of
land on our hiil sides and in our val
leys even that for years have been
scratched and starved by shiftless.
thriftless farmers ! Six inches under
lhesurfr.ee the sunlight is a perennial
stranger, and many fields have fisted
fjr more than forty years. Brier and
broom-sedge, penny-royal and persim
mon sprouts, sassafras and einkfield.
galleys and galls these are the fruits
of a careless, listless husbandry, a
that'll-do policy of farming, which
may be seen in every direction, far and
near, irom this beautiful site, in
plain view of the Univereity of Ten
nessee with its department of agricul
ture, this washed and worn-out land
stares us in the face, complainine of
the ignorance or indolence of its
owners, and pleading for something
better praying for a chance, only a
fair chance, to bring forth grass and
herbs and grain and trees yielding
fruit for the use of man and beast, that
it may thus fulfill its destiny.
Have we not some Triptolemus.
taught of Ceres how to plow and sow
and reap, to make bread and take care
of fruit trees, and like him commis
sioned and commanded by her to
travel up and down, and teach men
how to live and thrive and be happy
in the culture of the earth! The
farmer ought to be the brightest.
healthiest, happiest man on earth.
Work and labor, of course, he
must; but he need not worry
and toil. Labor, sent to man
aa a curse, he has tried and studied
and courted, till he has changed it
into a helper and a blessing : and now
not labor, but idleness, is the curse,
and he is the hopeless wight
who has nothing to do and knows
not how to do it. Plow and sow the
farmer must, of course, till he reclaims
his worn-out soil; but give him in
struction and incentive and Boon he'll
graze and mow instead. Soon he will
learn that cattle and mules, sheep and
horses are better friends than corn and'
wheat, and oats and millet. Better a
rood of grass than an acre of grain.
Teach him that it costs no more to
raise an Alderney or short
horn than a spiney or a scrub; that
with good food, aud shelter, and care
and currying he may, in a few years,
make thoroughbreds of his common
stock; that deep ploughing will guard
against both flood and drouth; teach
him tho philosophy of rotation of
crops, the value of manure; how he
may make it on his farm out of the re
fuse and the rocks; how he may im
prove his farm and his condition, in
crease his wealth and his happiness;
teach him that learning is not the en
emy, but the ally of farming; that he is
better on in the country than the town;
freer from worry and sorrow; from
vice and temptation; from ein and
disease, and nearer to nature, to health,
to home and happiness, and you have
him aud his farm both on the high
road to redemption.
For those of settled habi'a this may
not ba done. They may bs too old to
learn. But this University may teach
the ingenious youth, who come here
for instruction, the art and mystery of
agriculture, so that another generation
snail make our beautiful landscape
laugh with verdure, and our fields
groan with harvests-; and then short
horn and Poland Chino shall supplant
pennyroyal and peach orchard; the
Jersey the scrub; the Pescheron the
Brimmer; the grass the grain; man
sion and hall, cabin and hut; the car
riage the cart, the macadam the cordu
roy; wealth, poverty; health, disease;
and happiness, misery.
gtTo such ends aa these our hopes as
pire. Ana may this building, dedi
cated to such purposes, realize the
fondest expectation of its founders,
Preparation of IRQM and CAUSAYA BARK,
Kadoned y th Medical Profession, and
Dyspepsia, General Debility, Female Diseases,
W. T. HTLT,, Cntek.U Xtetfm, Tenn., writes t 'PR
tw nun jumu o&a aono wonders here. A
wuu uau ireen uucwreu nwtj to Qe&ul for ICV
s . ri w . . ...... . i , . . 9
Habtxr's Irox tokic, -which
. raised her from ber bed,
-where she bad been
lying: for many
icines she cTer
Womb, Whiles, dr.,
WViilJE, Xsxas.
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fru rrt maim i i i sas
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Corner Gay and
Keep the Largest Stock of ,
Hazard Rifle and
and fprove a perpetual blessing ;to the
University aud the etate of Tennessee.
Major Ingersoll was followed by
Piof. Edward 8. Joynes, of tho Uni
versity, who spoke as followE:
Mb. President: As a member of
the Faculty, I rejoice in this occasion.
I rejoice in the progress -which it
marks in the hietory of this University
and in the pledge and promise which
it gives for the future. It marks the
steady growth of a policy which eha.ll
wed the University more and more to
the interests of the Btate, intellectual,
mo'ral, industrial, and which, more
and more, I hope shall commend the
University to the state aud to the
sympathy and support of all the peo
ple. This building, which soon from
this corner stone shall lift its fair pro
portions to the eve, is dtdecated to
agriculture earliest of the arts and
latest of the eciences that here art
may be based on scientific principles
and science illustrated by artistic pro
cesses, both in the service of human
industry and the well-being of ths peo
ple. It iaj dedicated to education,
which i'lato long ago told us is the
firmest foundation of a free state. It
is dedicated to truth, which is taught
alike by all true art, and by all true
science, aud by all true religion. It is
dedicated to the youth of this and
future generations, who are the
hope of our country. It is
dedicated to Tennessee proud and
powerful state, that has given to our
University the honor of her endow
ment and adoption, and made it its
duty to do her service by loyal work iu
the education of her youth, and to
honor her name by upholding those
lofty atandnrds of private and public
virtue which dignify the citizen and
glorify the state. To these high pur
pose?, we now make and accept the
dedication of this agricultural hall;
aud we pray that the aspirations for
the University and for the state, with
which we lay this corner etone, may
be fulfilled by the blessing of Almighty
At tho conclusion of the remarks of
Prof. Joynes, Prof. J. M. McBryde
being called for spoke as follows :
Gentlemen : What I have to say
must, of neceseity, be plain and practi
cal. I leave the oratorical part of this
occasion to others better qualified to
perform it. If my remarks should
appear to savor somewhat of "the
shop," my excuse must-be that "out of
the abundance of the heart tne mouth
Agriculture is a subject which has
engaged my thoughts for many years
past, and the work you are hero present
to Inaugurate is another contribution
to the great causa of agricultural edu
cation. It is a work rich in future
promise, aud calls for words of cheer
and commendation, and yet along
with these, I think should mingle oth
ers of timely caution, if not of warn
ing. The agricultural schools
of our county are to be
counted, not by two3 or j
threes, but by scores schools in the i
majority of instances, richly endowed
and amply equipped and yet over
against the walla of each and every
one of these mu3t be written the
word?, "an experiment" In not a few
catea, 'an experiment and a failure,"
in no siDgle case an"experiment fully
and thoroughly eucceseful." This is no
hasty conclusion of my owd. For
years a member of the board of trus
tees of the agricultural department of
the University of Virginia, I was one
of a committee empowered with
ample means and time for the pur
poseto thoroughly examine into the
organization and working of these
schools and such was the conclu
sion of our committee a conclu
sion arrived at in epite
of our prejudices and wlsbec
If asked the causes of these failures I
would reply that some are easily found
and others demand much patient
thought. All human progress, if real,
seems to be of necessity, elow-mii-takes,
have to be, corrected, experience
gathered, knowledge gained before
success is attained. The agricultural
school is the product of the last few
decades of our century. It is concern
ed with a Bcience, rf an origin as re
centa science whose principles are
but now being formulated, and truths
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to combination with the Phosphates.
recommended by them fr
Want ! Vitality, Ae.'
Dr. TTcritr:
James Brown ef
AnrrnnntT. ha requested
tn tender you his rrateful
v.niMirmrnti( for the rreat bene
fits his wife reeeiyed from the use of yonr
Irok Tonic. He tells us that, after baying paia
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ihw. nr. r...... I...nru.l ,lAtl.MH(u.tnri hills. tWO DOttleS
Ikon Tonic .1 1 .1 hr mnr pond than all other med
used. Kh. mnhM with iaranmn4 A
from which she t uucb relieved. .
7 .y. A. PATMCX k CO.
Reservoir Streets,
Blasting Powder.
taking investigators in our own aud
other lands. This science has to deal
with nature and her forces in mani
fold and ever-varying forms. It has to
contend agaiost the prejudices of the
class for whose benefit these schools
were established, a class whose
conservatism and repugnance to
change oftentimes to progress is
engendered of its isolation, and whose
distrust has been justly aroused by
the exaggerated pretensions of the
founders of the science. The supply
of these schools has been in excess of
the demaod. The agricultural public
is not as yet 'ready to receive the edu
cation tney oilsr. Above all, agricul
ture is at present abnormally depressed
and holds out but few inducements to
young men of energy and talents. It
requires capital and oilers no hope of
large and speedy returns, the rewards
demanded by our times, fcsuch diffi
culties as these have to be met and
overcome. It is no wonder, then, that
the success of the agricultural college,
is, as yet, a thing of the future. But
unless all history is false and
man proves recreant to himself, this
success will ba attained in the not
distant future. Our generation will
witness it, perhaps the next decade.
Every failure but beacons more clearly
the way to the goal. Freely acknowl
edging the paramount importance of
agriculture to the well-being of the
state, nearly every civilized nation is
making haste to extend towards it a
helping hand by establishing such
schools. Our '.country has, for
his purpose, granted in trust to the
etateB almost princely domains. This
building is one of the beat evidences
of the spirit in which you, gentlemen
of the trustees, have Received Tennes
see's quota of the grant. By such ef
forts among others the final success of
these schools is assured. This new
agricultural hall is a pledge
to the state, and the country at large,
of your firm .determination to leave
nothing on your part undone to make
this school conform to the true intent
of the act which created it. And it is
more than this, it is an incentive to
our faculty, for it assures us of your
hearty co-operation and support. It
requires of us more earnest
eflorts in the future in order
that we may justify your confi
dence and advauce the standards of
scholarship in these walls. A few
more Buch improvements, and we will
have no longer right to complain of in
sufficient buildings or appliances. I,
for one, feel most deeply this increased
responsibility, but in justice to my
self and to my colleagues, I must beg
you to consider this building as simply
a means to the end not as
the end itf elf io expect no great
and sudden accessions to the
'ranks of our agricultural students.
Buch accessions can only be expected
after years of untiring eilirt and of
multiplied labors on our part, of wise
ana noerai expenditure . on vours.
With these, such accessions will come.
and with them success, full and com
plete, as surely as the sul will continue
to rise from behind yonder distant
rampart of hills.
At the conclusion of Prof. Mc
Bryde's remarks, Col. 8. H. Lockett,
professor of applied mathematics, was
called for, and in the course of a few
felicitous remarks said that he would
decline making a regular speech un
til the completion of the Mechanics'
Mr. F. A. R. Bcott, chairman of the
committee of the board of trustees on
building and grounds, then deposited
a box containing copies of each
newspaper at present published
in Knoxviile, "The Early
History of the University of Tennes
see," by Col. Moses White, a copy of
the laws of the Universiiy, the last
catalogue, etc., after which Mr. T. V.
Flenniken, of the firm of T. W. & E.
H. Flenniken, the contractors for the
erection of the building, proceeded to
enclose it. After a benediction pro
nounced By Rev. Mr. Rankin the
company dispersed, evidently much
pleased with the very appropriate cer
i emonies.

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