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Grant' Re-election Will
Aid llic South
For some weeks the Ciikonicm: lias en
deavored to impress upon tho people of
Tennessee, the fact that In no way couhl
they more surely promote their material
interests thnn by casting their votes for
tho re-election of General Grant who has
til ways been, in fact, a true friend of the
South, We have endeavored to show the
votere of tho State that as a business prop
osition it was clearly to their interest to
put themselves in that political position
where their sympathies and motives could
not misjudged. Tho fact is that tho mass
es of the people North believe East Ten
nessee a safer and uorc congenial home
for them than other sections of the
South,' becauRO its people were loyal
daring the war and have been
republican in sentiment since. It is
not tho time now to discuss the justic of
this prevailing opinion. It is enough to
know that it exists. With this knowledgo
common sense suggests that we use it to
our advantage and place all of Tennessee
on tho vautago ground occupied by East
Tennessee. The CiinoNiCJiK does not
wonder that such a belief obtains abroad,
for we know that where Republican prin
ciples predominate there free schools, in
dustrial establishments, good public roads
and general prosperity exist.
The result of the election in Tenncs'-eo
has been all that the most sanguine Re
juiblicati predicted. We have elected three
fourths of our Congressional delegation ;
have chosen, together with Union Con
servatives elect, a mnioritv of the Legisla
ture, und have lost our Governor ny a
small adverse majority. This change hi
the political situation is wonderful. It
indicates a thorough revolution in public
It augurs favorable to immigration bo
cause it will bo accepted abroad as more
truly meaning "reconciliation" than the
farcical "clnHnlni? hands over tlm hloodv
chasm" profiered by the "military lint:''
of our State. Tho revolution in popular
sentiment menus a rebuke to the policy of
mo dominant party mat nas lulled to give
every county in the State free schools, and
to encourage immigration from abroad and
industry at home. We have now a school
law-thut leaves it optional witli the Coun
ty Courts to.Jia.va schools or not. We.
need a law that shall inve"'tis a State svs-
tern ; that will open tho school house door
everywhere, aim tins wo hope now to have.
The result of Tuesday's election means
again, that the spirit that ostracises Immi
grants on account of their birth is anti-
American and destructive of the people's
interests. It means a national spirit that
-shall take every American or foreigner by
the nanii and say, "you have as manv
rights here as wo have; come, wo welcome
you to our State to help us build it up ;" as
against asectionalor &'la(r spirit, thatclalms
exclusive privileges to renuesseeans be
cause of the accident of birth. We shall
not hereafter iind it so popular to make
war on men because of their nationality,
jls it has been in some sections of the
Tin: time to cojii: south.
We say to our friends North, now is the
time to come south. The recent elections
have brought about wonderful changes in
public sentiment. The results seem to bo
accepted everywhere in the best of humor
mid with unusual good grace, we never
before saw sucli a universal desire for im
migration and for a general fraternization
of the people of the two sections. At no
time since the war has the feeling towards
.Northern men and loreigners been Kind
liny flttiii nnir fwii tlion n tint i t tit
iii mini nun i vf"n.i mvn m i-v vi v
Northern fi lends, and see for yourselves
that this sentiment truly exists, come in
this beautiful November month when our
forests bear their autumnal colors; when
our genial Indian summer breezes will
bring health and vigor to your systems
come when ourlandshowsjust what it isnnd
what it can bo made; como when you can
nee how mild and lavorauie our winter
climate will be. and when you will liud
our people ready to extend cordially tho
Hand oi welcome, we, one and all, now
feel tho need of more busy hands to rescue
us from the troubles that beset us. We all
feel the need of more capital anil more
men to work our mines, mills and idle
lands, and now immigrants will iind lands
heapcr than usual and agreetiugfriendlier
than ever.
Do not go West where tho terrible,
seveie winters will imperil your health
.and where you consume, in the dreary
months of the cold weather, all you have
earned in your harvests. Come South
where nature favors your agricultural and
industrial eli'ons ; where winters are never
severe or ol long duration, tome where
vou can work out of doors. In your ilelds.
every month in tho year, and where you
will Iind good markets for all your pro
Come to East Tennesseo and see for
yourselves that what the Ciutoxit'Li-: now
tells.and has told you for two years, is true.
( oiuo and do yourselves good and help
.Miss Xellle Grant.
Mrs. Grundy," of the New York World,
writes from Washington :
The family speak of Miss Grant as hav
ing grown and developed much during
liertiavels. They rather discourage the
idea that she will enter fully into society
the present winter. She is only seven
teen, and can well ail'ord to wait. There
is great rejoicing among her relatives over
her return, ns she is almost idolized by her
aunts and uncles as well aB her parents.
But then, to speak tho truth, sho lias an
unusually lovely disposition, and although
jii only daughter, Is totally unspoiled.
Jit - -
Miles of Business Houses in
Seventy Acres in Ashes.
Post Office and Sub-Treasury
LOSS FULLY $200,000,000.
Not a Wholesale Shoe House Left.
Wool Houses and Banks Suffer
Boston, Nov. 10. The fire nlarm was
sounded at about hnlf past seven o'clock,
on the nth, loiiowod by tho second, third
and fourth in rapid succession. Tho first
engine had barely reached the Uamcs,
when lire bursted from tho fourth story of
a granite store, corner of Sumner and
Kingston streets, a wholesale dry goods
The lire caught in tlio engine room, nnd
the.llames followed tho elevators, and was
first seen under the roof. Tho buildings
in that vicinity wero four story granite
with Mansard roofs, nnd tho Uamcs soon
reached the Mansard roofs on the opposite
far beyond the reach of the engines, and
in less than thirty minutes tho wliolo city
in one direction was at the mercy of the
flames, which leaped from roof to roof.
One great dry goods house after another
succumbed, and the;granlte walls fell in
the street making them impassable.
9 o'clock Sunday. Eire still raging. En
gines unven irom siauon. uranuo uiocks
weighing tons nre spilt in fragments and
hurled across streets.
Later Blowing up buildings on Lindell
and Congress streets to check ilames.
Beebo's Block, the finest business struc
ture in tho city burned. Stewart's rooms
onlv fed the Ilames.
Pieces of dry goods went whistling across
'Rtmores. firing stores on Devonshire street.
Every building now heated. to the verge of
spontaneous combustion, nnu caught jiko
tinder. .Iieaiening explosions constantly
Tenement houses on Upper nnd Eederal
streets now caught. Crazed women dash
ing to and fro with clocks and bedding in
their arms.
The Wool houses in Eederal street caught
next they were crowded from cellar to
garret. I'aper houses came next. Free
man's National Hank went.
Hour later. National Hank of North
America went at midnight, los estimated
at twenty millions. Several insurance
companies must succumb.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 10. Three square
miles burned and the lire is still raging.
The Postofllco with the most of Congress
street will go.
The lire has reached dimensions that
defy description. Peoplo of Boston find
themselves in danger of their lives. Loss
of houses and property scarcely thought
of. Peoplo retiring before the Ilames to
ward Tremont and Court streets, where
the fire was supposed to beunableto reach,
but a gale Is blowing and seems to have no
positive direction. It is probable that
Eanieul Hall and Quincy Market will go.
The Union Telegraph ollice was aban
doned at half past eight.
The fire is still raging with unabated
Washington, Nov. 11. Special dis
patches say that State street and, Par
ker House are saved. Chief engineer
Dannells was killed.
Boston. Nov.dl 1 1. sr. The galeis in
creasing but the fire seems to be subsid
ing. Note. This comes via Montreal.
Boston, Nov. 11 1::S0. It is now confi
dently believed that the lire is under con
trol. 'Tho losses, if no moie buildings arc
are burned, will not fall far short of SiOH,
00(1,(100. Tho burned district is bounded
bv Summer, Eederal, Broad, Central,
Water, Washington, and Bedford streets.
Boston, Nov. 11. The general bounda
ries of the conflagration are: The whole
length nnd both sides of Summer street,
across Eederal and enarly down to Drake's
wharf; nnd thence on nearly a direct lino
to Foot Hillralong Hamilton nnd Battery
March to Kilbv street as far as Lindell nnd
Central Street, and from Milk to Summer
and Washington streets. Within these
boundaries is an area of about seventy
acres. Every building is consumed.
Latiik. At two o'clock this morning,
gas explosions started a fire which cross
ed Washington street toward Temple Place.
The block on tho corner of Washington
nnd Summer Is doomed.
At six o'clock this morning the live was
under control, being kept in the block be
tween Summer andDovonshlre streets. 'A
fireman has just fallen oil' the top of u
building on Summer street.
Tho gas was only shut from a portion
of thirty building. Perfect order was
maintained ,ln, tlicUftreets., 'latere wero
threoexdlbMonVTJfTjas at half paSt three"
o'clock. Tho peoplo have begun to bo re
lieved from the terrible excitement of the
uncertainty regarding the spread of tho
Among the burned nre Bowden& Brown,
Sleeper, Eisk ic Co., Stephenson Bro.,
D. P. Low t Co,. Despaux, Blako & Co.,
A. D. Williamson & Co., Rice, Klnsdall
fc Co., paper dealers. The material of the
Transcript was put in the cellos. Some of
it niny be saved. The walls of the J'osl
will propably stand.
Tho conflagration was checked at 1
o'clock after fifteen hours havoc, after hav
ing destroyed hundreds of the most costly
dwellings In the country and having tem
porarily paralyzed the bhoe and Leather,
Wool and Dry Goods' trades. Not one
Wholesale Shoo and Leather establish
ment is left. Wool houses suffered in liko
manner, and Dry Goods and Jobbing
houses nre few and far between. The 0th
regiment with detachments from other
regiments are on duty protecting prop
erty. NEW l okk, ?ov. H. Thero Is no truth
in the sensational dispatches that the fire
in Boston lias gone beyond the limits
reported in the six o'clock dispatch this
morning. The burned district is watched
and the lire is well under control.
PitiiiADELriltA. Nov. 11. The went de
pression in tho stock of cotton, groceries
and breadstuff's is withoutmarked change,
nut the wool, leather, boots and shoes is
held for a material advance
Tho Board of Underwriters held a meet
ing' this morning and in order to prevent
the policy holders from tranforrlng their
policies to other compunics, ndvaneed the
rates on merchandise go per cent, and on
all special risks iW per cent., and to take
enect immediately.
-Ktna Insuranco Company of Hartford ha
bulletined nt its olllco hero, Hint its loss by tho
Boston firo will not exceed ono million dollars,
and that its financial status will not bo affected
thereby, its capital being $3,000,000.
Washinotox, Nov. 11. Tho Secretary of
tho Trcnsury received a tclcgrnnmthls morning
from tho President of tho Merchant's lianlc of
lioston, saying : Thero is no uso for a panic if
tho hanks stand firm. Tho loss is largo but it
falls upon pcrions who gcncnrrally aro nblo to
sustain it.
It is thought nt tho Treasury that the
fire will produce no serious efibcts on
finances. Tho probabilities nre that Bout
well won't interfere.
Erom information received that so far as
the Treasury is concerned no losses have
been sustained by tho fire, the funds and
books being uninjured.
used for tho postofllcc.
The leading bankers telegraph Boutwell
tho loss generally falls upon those able to
bear it. " " "
Boston, Nov. 10. The places of custo
dy for thieves Is overwhelmed. They aro
only arrested to bo discharged.
Residences of tho Fort Hill section arc
destroyed, including Gridlcy, High and
Broad streets, rendering hundreds of fam
ilies homeless.
Latkk The lire has crossed Washing
ton street
The new lire has been subdued. Jordan
& Marsh's store is saved. Camp it Lowe's
is burned.
Boston, Nov. 11. Nino hundred and
thirty business houses nnd firms wero
burned and sixty dwellings nnd lodging
houses. Tho firo is now confined to the
ruins. No further apprehensions of danger
nre felt. A largo numberof engines are on
watch. Tho Saturday Kccniny (,'u:c(li
is burned, nnd the Park house is damaged
Three hundred fumilies uro hotuoless.
Tho local insuruncu coinpanios. will bo ablo
to py about fifty per cent on their risks, but
capitalists are coming forward iiberallr, nnd all
mnv bo ablo to continuo busine?.
Tho average loss is nbout $&00,00i" two reach
ing $000,000. Savings Hanks aro nil oeure.
Tho Eveninu Transcript appeared to-day,
printed nttho Globe office.
Boston, Nov. 11. The pension agency
with safes and personal property, was
burned. The papers wero saved. The
Purchasing Navy Paymaster's quarters
were burned. The papers were all saved.
The Boston mnils arrive and are forwarded
as usual. The militnryguard for theburnt
district is reinforced by a battalion of cav
alry. Threo of tho seven banks burned
failed to settle at the clearing house, viz:
Eiremnu's, Shawmutand Nortli America.
The Mount Vernon, Hide nnd Leather and
Everett Banks saved most of their valu
ables. 1'uilapki.i'UIA, Nov. 11. Tiio insurance
companies hero loje about $000,000.
N):w Youic, Nov. 11. Thepanlcky feel
ing is dying out, though little business lias
been transacted to-day in wool, hardware,
leather or dry goods.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Richardson Is consulting with capitalists.
It is stated that Secretary Boutwell has
stopped the withdrawal from banks of
greenbacks deposited some time since to re
lievo the market. Gold is moro quiet nt
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. Tho banks gen
erally are pursuing a conservative course.
They aro accommodating their customers,
butt here seems to bo a general disposition
among them to act carefully until they can
more accurately weigh tho probable conse
quences of disaster.
Tho following conversation recently oc
curred between the seven-year-old son of a
prominent oillcinl of tho Pittsburg, Cincin
nati and St. Louis railroad and n sixty-year-old
bachelor uncle, whom the youth
was visiting in Vermont :
"Uncle Martin, why don't you get mar
ried?" "Well, all mv brothers aro married and
happy, and I fear, were I to try it, I might
not get n good wile."
"Never mind.Unele Martin," responded
tho sympathizing little fellow, you just
coine down to Xenln. where I livo.and I'll
set you tip the nobblrel yhl In the liut
;ies." It js needless to add that Undo Martin
contemplates an early trip to Ohio. Ohio
6,'iutt Journal.
Ihi JlcMilt," Ntnlo niul Na
Tho following jlctter frorsi Senator
Brownlow to tho Now York Times, was
read last night nt the jollification meeting.
As tho Senator has not been in condition.
to bo heard from much during the canvass,
his host of friends will bo interested in
hearing his views of the glorious victory
of Tuesday.
Tho Senator talks out bodly with his
usual vigor and his letter -will be read far
and wide.
Knoxville, Ti:Jjn, Nov. I), ltt'2.
Editors Times : When, during tho past
summer, I addressed a brief communica
tion to our Republican Stato Convention
urging them that wo select our strongest
men und run them as candidates for evurv
place to be filled from Governor down to
the lowest olllcor, somo of my best friends
inougni x nadinauo a mistnue.
That course was adopted, however, and
the result wholly vindicates the propriety
of tho policy adopted.
The Republicans havo literally swept
tho Statu, electing eight of tho ten mem
bers of the next Congress, while tho race
for Governor is close, both parties claiming
At the moment I write it is not yet
Known wneuier urant or ureeley nas car
ried the State. So close is the contest it
will require the ollicial vote to decide it.
Withu sufficient number of Grant speak
ers to have thoroughly canvassed tho eii'
tire totnte, i doubt not tho Bepubllcan
ticket would receive the electoral vote of
As to tho Legislature we have as man v
members as the re-nctionary, secession el
ement and by the aid of the progressive
men, tne loyni men elected as "Johnson
Democrats,' wo have a mnioritv.
Such a spectacle as a mnioritv in both
branches of the Tennessee Legislature loy
al to me l'cdcrni uonstltution as amended
nnd elected by the free, unshackled suf
frage of the whole people, is indeed cause
ior nearly congratulation with every well
wisher of his State and country.
Eor nenrly four years tho Legislatures
of Tennessee have mainly consisted of men
openly hostile to the progressive legisla
tion of the times and original secessionists
boasting of their attempts nt tho dissolu
tion of tlie Union. Now we have a major
ity, national in feeling and progressive In
spirit; men attached to tho Eederal Union.
With such men in power, Tennessee may
look forward to immigration, to manufac
turing, to the building up of a liberal sys
tem of free puhlic instruction and to tho
development of her vast mincral.and opl?
er resources.
Eor this overwhelming triumph of Re
publicanism in Tennessee, the Stato is
largely indebted to the able, just and firm
administration of President Grant.
While more vilely slandered and misrep
resented than any of his predecessors, his
character has been completely vindicated
and his Administration moro heartily en
dorsed by his countrymen than any Presi
dent since Washington.
If tlio popularity of the President shall
continuo ns I doubt not it will, it isl more
than probable he will be re-elected for a
third term. Indeed, rather than put in
power, this corrupt old Democratic party,
I would favor the election of Grant for life.
Any description of tho contest in 'len
nesseo would bo incomplete without refer
ence to the canvass of Horace Maynard
with ex-President Johnson. Tlio vigor
and nbility with which Maynard met An
drew Johnson nnd vindicated tlio princi
ples of the Republican party, and the Ad
ministration of General Grant, havo never
been equalled in any canvass in Tennessee.
It lias been a great while since a Southern
man was Speaker of tho National Houso
of Representatives, andlthc Southern Re
publicans will, in all probability, put for
ward Horace Maynard as their candidate.
His great ability, familiarity with par
liamentary law, and services rendered the
party, eminently qualify him for the
Speakership, nnd, in the opinion of ills
friends, give him claims to that high po
sition. To the New York Times I return thanks
for its great service to the Republican cause
in the contest just closed. Southern Re
publicans look to it as their National Rep
resentative paper.
In conclusion, I would say tho Republi
can party in Tennessee was never as strong
or hopeful as now.
Johnson nnd Maynard.
Thero is no member of tho Radical par
ty in Tennessee, as a thinker and speaker,
better than Horace Maynard. Peoplo wero
gathered by Andrew Johnson's fame, and
then captivated by tlio graces nnd clo
quenceof Horace Maynard,and havo voted
forlilm. It thus happened that Andrew
Johnson has not only been defeated, fear
fully defeated, but tho people havo pro
nounced against him ns a popular do
clnimer. Ho was heretofore deemed un
equnled in a peculiar capacity for self
adaptation to popular passions and ca
prices. Ho is shorn by Maynard even of
this dignity. The Pequod Congressman
lias Improved vastly in personal appear
ance. Ho dressed well and looked well
and spoke with great effectiveness. And
thus the great revolutionist of parties has
not only wrecked parties, but wrecked
his own fortunes and nt the same moment
lilted to tho proudest emlnenco among
Tennessceans his life-long partisan enemy,
Horaeo Maynard, Memphis Appeal.
Circuit Court met at Clinton yostorday, Judge
E. T. Hall on tho Bench. Tho caso of Susan
Sharp for murder, was disposed of and rtsuUed
in her acquittal,
The election of Thornburgh in the "Bat
tering Ram" district, which now secma tu
bo conceded, Is one of tiro, mpst grattfyhig
results of the canvas. Tho mapping out
of this district, so shamefully pai ttsau.nnd
prescriptive ns that not.n fair-minded man
attempted to defend, It, was intended lo.de-
feat tlio people's wil2, and' to secur a par
tisan triumph. But the attempt has met
with a most signal and merited rebuke. By.
thee lection of ThotnburgUtho people ofthe
district not only secure, an able aud faith
ful representative, but they havc.wo hope,
forever put an cud to such infamous legis
Intion.Wheu the gerrymandering- was com
pleted the partisan leaders of Deijiocracy
chuckled in their-sleeves nnd thought they
had dono a wonderfully smart thing. Not
only havo we shelved Horace May
nard, said theyr but wo liaVe fast
ened upon his old Radical constituents,
a Secesh Democrat. Wo "believe In the
law of revonge," snld their leading Sena
tor. With such motives, unblushingl
proclaimed, tltcy awaited tlio result with
confidence. Their "whippcrs in" and
"drill sergeants" would rally the weak
kneed to the "nominees" for the sake of
tho "organization," reasoned tlio party
malingers, and with this delusion they
pressed through their partisan measures.
But Horace Maynard, through fourteen
years aud over of public life, had never
dishonored his constituents or betrayed a
trust. Of conceded integrity and nbility,
tn people could not sutler him to pats into
retirement, legislated out of olllco by the
infamous "battering ram" distriot. So
they rallied to his support, and to-dfty he ,
stands overwhelmingly endorsed by the
people of his Stato . and his
pursuers nre confounded with disgrace.
His election if assured, as now seems to
be conceded, is tho greatest triumph of oven
his eventful political career, as it is ono of
the most fortunato for ids State.
With Maynard and Thornburgh elected,
the "Battering Ram" district will bo
heard of no more, and partisan, proscrip
tlvo legislation will, we trust, bo forever
i How They View Our Vlrliy-y Alirjiml. .
Below we publish an extract 'of a letter
received by Gov. Brownlow yesterday,
dated Providence, Rhode Island, Novem
ber Glh. The distinguished writer, Hon.
Henry B. Anthony, is one of tlio ablest
and purest men in tho United State Senate.
Senator Anthony's letter show.s the esti
mate placed upon our victory abroad. It
is as follows :
"I congratulate you again and again on
the glorious news from all parts or the
country, nnd especially I sympathize with
you in tlio vote in your own gallant and
and glorious State, with whose history
your name is so honorably associated."
Tin: election of Gen. Grant we regard
as a triumph over duplicity and a shame
less coalition. If it hns any significance
at all it shows that the people of this coun
try are too intelligent to be duped by poli
ticians. But men will look at such things
differently. A man by the nnmo of-Wat-terson
writes editorials for the Louisville
Courier-Journal. Ho rants and raves in
tills style over the election returns. Wo
give It as a sample of how intelligent men
can work themselves into a crazy mood :
xne uevu is in tne air and tho dog o
Radicalism is having ills day. "After us"
may come"tlie deluge," but if the deluge
don't come soon wo must gather our
slouched and scattered forces and "at them
again." Days of adversity prove the worth
of men. Instead of electing Mr. Greeley,
as was anticipated a few months since by
his friends, he is left without a majority,
as lar as Known, except in the South.
The South has proved true to tlio cause of
Liberalism. The situation is growing.
the times are out of joint. But we must
rise and wo will rise. The Liberal elements
of the nation aro mado of sterner stufi"
than that which gives away before the
first storm of adversity. The prospect is
undoubtedly discouraging. Thero is not
tho least doubt in our mind that tlio ag
gressions of the military ring which sur
rounds the President will become moro
persistent and shameless. San Domingo
schemes will ilourish now. Credit Mobi-
Her jobs will become respectable through
frequency. Blatant idiots like Harlan,
who rotlro from tho Senate merely to n3
sumo a closer relationship to tho President,
nnd blustering bullies like Colliding, will
move with nimblo servility to tho plotting
of Cameron and Morton. Thero will bo n
lovely spectacle of ungloved villainy In
every department of the public service.
Venality and nepotism will bo the ordor
of tho day. Casey and Torn Murphy will
walk In high grnss of custom lmuwes from
which the scythe of power has been with
drawn ; Leet and Stocking will onco moro
prosper without concealment: all tho
strumpets and adventurers will have a
good time ; and tho Administration may
spit in tlio face of tho wind without any
fear of verifying tlio Spanish proverb.
Washington, Nov. 11, Three chief
financial officers havo been sent to Boston
to look after the National Banks aud sub-Treaaury.

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