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NO. 34.
Answers tu Correspondents'.
Senator Urownlow has handed us tho
(following letter which wo give to our read
ers hoping some of them may ho nblo to
give tho writer an opportunity for aiding
In building up a manufacturing establish
ment in our midst.
Sin : Wishing to learn something au
thentic concerning Tennessee, and know
.intr no one in your section in whom I could
rely, con eluded to write you. If you take
tho trouble to answer, what would bo tho
prospect for tho manufacturing of iron ? 1
understand there are miantitlesof iron ore.
.silso coal, about Knoxvillc: also of the
laanufacturlnc of solo leather, tho latter
being my trade, therefore know more about
it; or any other manufacturing likely to
he successful. Have lost my health and
am advised by my physician to locate in a
warmer climate. Arc tho nconlo loyal,
judge so from your electing seven Repub-
lican memucrs 01 congress, oui 01 iun.
Have means cnouch to do n fair business,
Can give good references, &c. Any infor
mation you may hce fit to give, will be ap
preciated. As I wisli to go South before
cold weather, I would liKc to near lrom
yon as early as possible.
Yours truly,
W. Hammond,
Ellcnvllle, Ulster county, N. Y,
Mr. Hammond can find abundant en
couragement to enter into tho iron bus!
ness in East Tennessee. We believe it is
generally admitted by all iron men who
have explored our beds of iron ore and coal
that pig iron can-be made hero cheaper
than at any other point in this country.
Not only is our oro of a superior quality,
bat it is so situated with reference to labor,
to coal, wood and limestone, that it can be
worked into.pig iron at a very small sum
per ton. Wc have seen estimates carefully
prepared from the actual working expenses
of furnaces that show conclusiyely that
tho expenses pcr'ton for making pig metal
are lower here than in Pennsplvania or
Ohio. Not only is tho cost of making it
lower, but the quality is superior and for
certain purposes equal to any that can be
There is made in East Tennessee both
the charcoal iron and that made from our
coal uncoked. Wood is abundant where
coal is not, and cither can be used at
comparatively trilling cost. The demand
for iron is constantly increasing and the
h ipply not keeping pace with it. It seems
to us that for tho next live years at least
the iron,bU8iuons'musUirovo.iafei
lirolitableTWI r'f r "
As far as tho manufacturing of leal
is concerned wo see no reason why it
should not bo profitable here. Hark can
be had at fair prices compared to what it
oots North and hides can be bought at
good rates. Wo have several leather fac
tories in ami near this city conducted on
an extensive scalo and we understand
nt remunerative results.
In our climate Mr. Hammond will llnd
as we trust and behove, the relief lie needs
W,o have had great numbers of Northern
people come hero for their health come to
escape the severe winters of the North.and
we believe, with scarcely an exception,
(bey have been benefitted as much as they
had any leason to anticipate.
The advantages and wants of East Ten
nessee arc thus succinctly stated by a cor
Waterpowcr and timber abundant and
unexcelled. Mineral? Yes, without limit ;
iron, copper, lead, zinc, coal of tho finest
quality, some gold hud silver, not much
wrought. Climate good : never so not or
tio cold as north of the Ohio river : 93 do
greesaboutthe maximum, 10 dog. about the
minimum of temperature. Soil in variety
poor, good, better, best and a great deal of
i id uiu ucre.
Yes; wo want lots of farmers, frultmen,
HtocK-growers manufacturers and me
chanics; very few physicians no quacks,
lauu-uearis oriuie nanus.
It seems that wo aro not alone In savins'
that the recent Democratic rout in this Con
gressional District was one of tho results of
tins shameful nets ot tho last Legislature.
The Avalanche observes :
Mr. Thoi'hbtirgh and the Itcpulicaii or
gans in East Tennessee made a powerful
impression on the people of the Second
District by exposing the political proscrip
tion deliberately coined into a solemn net
of legislation at Nashville. And, although
there isnnnverwhelmlngconservativc ma
jority acaiust him, ho was elected.
Tho Knoxvillu district was regarded the
perfection of partisan Democratic wisdom,
out vengeance turned upon tho wrong
in no less a wrong because inlllcted on an
opponent ; and tho currents of sympathy,
once set in their course, submerge what
ever comes In contact with them. Let us
havo no more policies of revenge in lands
blessed by tho teachings of Christianity.
"Vcngeauco is mine," saitli the Lord. It
was not designed for mortals.
Grant's Third Term.
Tho i
i proposition
to have Grant for a third
term is squarely endorsed by Senator
Urownlow. In a letter written after the
election to tho .New York Thne$, ho says
ha would even prefer Grant for life to a re
turn of thq Deinporatic . party to power.
That the President Is seriously thinking of
a third ofilclal lerm Is asserted by n promi
nent Republican, on the strength of a re
ooiit interview. Waehlnytan ( for. Covriir-
JO't 'VI .
The leccnt disastrous lire In Boston sug
gests some Interesting facts concerning tho
recuperation of Chicago from tho terrible
lice last year. It appears from the statis
tics of tho twelve months since tho fire,
compared with those of the year 18V0, that
the receipts of grain havo been twenty-
eight per cent, greater; that the wholesale
trade has advancod from $402,000,000 to
$-150,000,000, while the value of tho manu
factured products has Increased more than
one-third. Tho rebuilding of tho new
Ciiicago displays similar evidence of the
Indomitable spirit of her people. Nearly
eight miles of permanent, magnificent
buildings havo been erected at a cost of
more than $40,000,000, defrayed mainly by
cnterpising citizens who never, lost confi
denco in the advancement of their city
Not a printing office was left by the fire in
all Chicago except a few job offices, and all
tho leading newspaper establishments were
destroyed. Now the city lsamply supplied
with presses; all tho principal journals
have revived, and are more prosperous
than ever.
There is no reason why the rebuilding
of Boston should not progress as rapidly
It was the richest city on thecontlnent.all
things considered. It has a business long
established and one in which it can not suf
fer much from the temporary interruption
the fire will cause. It was the great center
of woolen and leather Interests. It holds
this trade by reason of tho immense cap!
tal of those interested in it and of its prox
imity to the large factories worked in those
intercuts. All these tlilncs Indicate that
Boston will recover oven morerapidly than
Ciiicago. Its narrow,' crooked and numer
ous streets will be chanced, and tho new
district bo built on a better and more
mopolitan plan.
Andrew Johnson reached this city yes
terday, lie seems to be looking in good
spirits. His futuro course is looked for
ward to with deep interest In Tennessee as
lie must hereafter have n powerful inllu
enee over the Conservative Union vote
which now holds the balance of power in
frills State. Tho Nashville Jianncr pub
lishes conspicuously a communication in
reference to the Ex-Prcsldent that may he
authorative. It says:
will abandon
iorcvor wio minors who
carried the State to ruin in 1SC1, and again
attempted it in 1S72, and rc-organizo with
Union, National mon, upon the basis of
the Union it must and shall be preserved,
and will allow (he people to shape party,
instead of following a party made up of
tricksters the nclf-eomtiUUed agents of
the people then, it will no doubt be hi
pleasure to act with (hem.
It is due, further, to Mr. Johnson, to
say t lint, while he made the best light he
could against General Grant's Administra
tion in tho lato canvass, and whllo ho has
difl'ered with this Administration in
many tilings, ho has tho Inclination and
courage (o ire (ho incoming AdmlnMra
lion a fair trial before eondcmnlnf it, and
whatever he approves in that Administra
tion ho will openly commend."
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Tho Nashville JSanncr says :
Now Unit tho olectioa is nil ovor, let nil parlies
ongngo in goncroti9 cmulfttioli to see which enn
do most to start old Tennessee, forwnrd on tho
hiphway to prosperity nnd jipwor, Thero is a
ticlo in tho nti'uirs of politic;,, which, taken nt tho
flood, lends on to fortune tho fortune of the
public, if not to tho politicians. Lot us hnvo
I'reo schools overywhero, nnd -immigration bu
reaus in tho three grand divisions of tho Stnte,
nnd good roads nnd cuJtom-houscs, mid im
proved water transportation, and ro-nntionnli-zation,
nnd liberal legislation, nnd just enuet;
ments nnd sound State credit, nnd nil thing!
tending to establish conljdenco, in us n a people
among tho onliKhlcned'qltizens of the civilized
To all of which wo, can 'and do respond
with a hearty amen ! Our highest aim is
to do all we can to start the Volunteer
State on tho highway to prosperity. "We
have no friends to-reward or enemies to
punish in connection witli tho brilliant,
and, to us, gratifying political victory, to
which wo think we have contributed our
part, but, forgetting the past, except for
tho instruction it may allbrd to tho future,
wo push forward to that goal of prosperity
which should bo the polar star of every'
Tcniiesseenn's ambition. To this end wo
desire to labor side by side with good men
of all parties. .
Tjii: enterpriso and pjuck of,Ai
usinesffmon is recognizee and kne
business men is recognised and known the
world over. Thus we are told of tho Ros
ton fire that tho "great dry goods house of
.Sargciit. Brothers caught lire ntj3:30 Satur
day iilEh.lfrhalfarii"'hour saiesmen wcro
on tho way to New York to lay in a fresdi
stock of goods, and the firm resume opera
tions immediately. Trielr loss was between
' 750,000 and SI ,000,(100. f-urh spirit and
I Or, .rjjl'l win, ofi-ODTM'.
Epizootic Fearful nt Louisville and
nsnraiicc Companies ine.isy
The Epizootic Among the Chickens,
(icese and Turkeys.
Trouble in
Organizing the
North Carolina Bond Holders
The Hipporhinorrlica in the South.
Boston. Nov. 10. The Harvard CoIIcko
sufi'ered over n half million dollars. It will
cost one hundred thousand dollars to re
built. The College has one hundred thou
sand good insurance from a quarter of u
million, lor which it was insured, rresi
dent Elliott says tho permanent loss is two
hundred thousand and for this wo must
The latest and lowest estimates of Insu
rance losses by tho Boston fire, gives tho
total amount as $48,752,300, distributed in
the Companies in tho following States:
Massachusetts, $20,710,000 ; Connecticut,
$,052,800; New York, $GS5,000; Maine,
40,000; Rhode Islands, 920,O00 ; Califor
nia, $75,000 : Illinois, $30,000 ; Missouri,
$25,000; Minnesota, $00,000 ; New Jersey,
$17,500; Ohio, $20,500 ; Pennsylvania, 2,
770,500; 'Wisconsin, $50,000. Foreign com
panies, $4,570,000.
Wool dealers, It is said, arc fully covered
by insurance.
A largo number of bales arebeing re
covered from tho ruins. The outside aro
burnt black, but tho insides aro good. It
is believed that direct and indirect losses
will not exceed forty million dollars after
tho insurance is liquidated.
The friends of Woodhull and Claftin
met last night to raiso $38,000, which it
was'alleged would secure their liberation.
After brilliant speeches the hat was passed
around, receiving nine dollars and fifty
cents. A committee was appointed to
procure further subscription".
rL-:v.v:.o, Nov. 10. There is two fei t of
.yiQSyliere.Passonaer-trains were 10 or 12
Lorisvn.u:, Nov. 10, Everything re
quiring horses and mules have been
stopped. The citizens have organized a
haulmen's company in case of lire.
The Presbytery rendered a verdict of
guilty against Rev. Dr. Gilbert II. Robert
sou, on tho charges of drunkenness, las
clvousness and falsehood nnd sentenced
him to ho deposed from the ministry and
suspended from tho privileges of the
church, unless lie shows repentance fitting
him for membership.
Cincinnati, Nov. 10. The horse dis
ease Is rampant and the fall fair lias been
postponed in consequence.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 17. Tho horse
malady is here. Tliii ty eases in one livery
stable. Many private cases. The type
seems mild.
Wilmington, Nov. 17. Tho malady
lias spread to an alarming extent. No fa
tal results reported. Cartage and drnyage
has advanced two to four hundred percent.
Tho two principal livery stables have
Lrrri.r. Rock, Nov. 10, The official and
unofficial returns from every county elect
Baxter, Republican, by a small majority.
The other State officers, with tho Con
gressman at large supposed to be elected,
arc Democrats.
B.viriMoni:, Nov. 10. Ata meeting of
tho bondholders of tho State of North
Carolina in tills city tills morning it was
resolved to mcnioraiizo the Legislature of
North Carolina to adopt some plan in re
gard to thcliquidation of said bonds, and
with tills view to fund tho bonds of tho
Ktato by issuing bonds, having thirty years
to run with 3 per cent, interest for the first
live years; 4 percent, for tho next 11 voyeurs;
5 percent, for the next II vo years, audO
percent, thereafter until maturity. The
bondholders of North Carolina in New
York, Philadelphia and elsewhere, are re
quested to co-operate with the Baltimore
.movement or adopt some plan to memori
alize1 the North Carolina Legislature on tho
Ni:w Yokk, Nov. 17. Tho Hrald's
special, from Raleigh tho sixteenth, says
the charge against Mrs. Smith anil Mk
Mann, wife and daughter of Rev. Dr. J.
Briuton Smith, of poisluing him to death
lias been dismissed by Judge Watts, there
not being the slightest evidence against
Tho insurance circles aro excited over
rumors that tho judges of the adjoining
counties are ready to appoint receivers up
on exparte testimony.
The chickens along the Hudson river
are dying by hundreds. Turkeys, geeso
and ducks' show signs of tho malady.
Montgomery, Ai'A., Nov. IS. Thq
Conservative members' of tho Legislature
organized in tho Capitol qnderthe former
prcsidlug officers 45 Representatives nnd
IS Senators.
Republicans organized 52 strong in
tho United States Court room. Several
members havo been arrested and trouble
Was anticipated. New developments arc
expected to-morrow.
Clkvki.and, Nov. 10. The trapeze per
former, Henry Maynard, was shot dead by
a qourteyn, she cla'mlng that It was un
Imposing Religious Observances in
London, Nov. 10. TheNorwegian ship
Scsostris was wrecked In the North Sea
during the lerriblo gale on Wednesday last.
Fourteen of her crow perished.
A despatch from Stralsund of to-day's
date reports that 60 vessels were totally
wrecked in tho lato gale. Tho town was
considerably damaged by inundation. The
fishermen on the island of Zlnzst, Dors
and Hlddensol lot nil their fishing
smacks and apparatus and their houses
and contents were heavily damaged by the
high water. Nearly all tho cattlo on the
islands wcro drowned. The wells wcro
Hooded from tho sea and the inhabitants
aiesufi'erlng greatly for want of fresh wa
ter, loou ami stieilcr.
The government has dispatched steamers
laden witli supplies to their relief. The
island of Iluiren has also felt the dis
aster heavily. Many of its fishing boats
havo been destroyed, and fields near the
coastline aro hooded. Tho loss of life
both on the islands nnd mainland is very
Coit.niia(ii:n, Nov. 10. Tho storm
which raced In North Euronc on Wcdncs
day and Thursday last, was very disastrous
throughout Denmark, and on the coast tho
wind blow a hurrlcauo and rain and snow
fell incessantly. The streams rose to an
unusual bight, overflowing their banks
and inundating tho country for miles
around. Great datnngo was done to tho
sea port towns and numerous marino dis
asters occurred. Reports of tho loss of 21
ships havo already been received. Half of
tho town of Pruesto. in tho Island of Slel
and Bailee was laid wasto by tho wind.
The small Island of Balave was entirely
submerged by water and every Inhabitant
was drowned.
Bkki.in, Nov. IS. A number of towns
in Poinereria were seriously damaged by
storm last week.
Coim:niiai:n. Nov. Is Several villages
in Sehleswig and Holstein were destroyed
bv a hurricane last week.
J'Altis, Nov. P3. In all tho cathedrals
of Franco to-day special prayers were of
fered for the National Assembly and the
blessings of God invoked on its proceed
ings. Tho government officials attended
the services, escorted by details of trooiVj
as guards of honor. Congregations at all tho
churches in this city wcro very largo.
Several parties into which the Assembly
Is divided held meetings lust night to sum
up the events of tho past week nnd decide
upon tlicirfuturo policies. The monarchist
confess that they liavo been defeated and
will secure an honorable retreatjby giving
their support to the Conservatives. Tho
Republicans and ail the Conservative ele
ments have been united in favor of tho
liYbtioii, cwhkjh will berliitroduced . tula
wcei; ny deputy unaugariiier,con(ieuiiin;
Gambetta's speech at Tours.
Washington, Nov. 18. Gen. Bristow
takes an important position on the Texas
Pacific Railroad. He resigns for that pur
pose. Tho following is the letter of ac
ceptance :
Exi:cttivi: Mansion,
Washington, D. C.Nov. 15, 1S72.
Diiau Sin : In accepting your resigna
tion of the olllce of Solicitor General, this
day tendered, permit me to express tho re
gret I feel at severing tho ofilclal relations
witli one who has filled his trust with so
much zeal and ability. Being tho first
Solicitor General under the government of
tho United States, it has been your pri
vilege, though necompanied by arduous
labor, toorganizetliatdepartmcnt. All who
havo come in ofilclal contact with you bear
witness to tho elliclency with which tho
service of organizing and managing tho
a Hairs of the olllce has been conducted. Tn
the field of labor laid out for yourself you
take with you assurances of my best wish
es for your futuro success and confidence
that you can not fail. I thank you hearti
ly for the kind words centered in your let
ter of resignation towards me, personally,
and my administration of the afiairs
entrusted to mo by a people to whom
I shall ever feel grateful. With high re
gard, YourOb'd'ntServ't
U.S. Git ANT.
To Hon. B. ILJJristow. Solicitor Gen
eral United State" Present.
LnoANsroiiT, Ini., Nov. IS. Tho Tay
lor House Is burned. Loss very heavy.
By tho breaking of a platform on tho
third lloorof the now Jfcruld building, this
afternoon, five workmen were precipitat
ed into the basement nnd John Meetainen,
John Farrell and John McCardy, were be
lieved fatally injured.
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ltobbery at Calhoun.
Special to the Chronicle
The store of B. F. Martin, in Calhoun,
was broken into last night and robbed
of forty-five dollars in money and a con
sodoru'blo amount of goods.
Tin; THir.vKS caught.
Lati:h 6 j ii. Tho thieves that rob
bed B. F. Martin's store, were arrested to
day In Athens, and part of tho goods re
covered. They stole a horso to carry tho
goods oil".
Yoto of Clnlborno Comity.
I see from tho election returns that you
have not received the voto of our county,
Claiborne. Grant, 730; Greeley, '425;
Johnson, 3-59 ; Cheatham, 07; Maynard,
7S0; Butler, 709; Carter, 41.1 ; Barward,
412: Cottroll, 010; Mayers, 239; Brown,
438; Freeman, 7U9; White, 40S; Welch,
Tito abovo Is tho ofilclal Vote of Oloi
boniki county.
Youri Vry Respectfurly,
E. M. Anderson.
Horace .llaynnril I'orNiicnUrr KiiokvIIIc'm
Nemilur ntut Ilriiresennllvo Teiifieisec
Itepiibllcmm Alrcclnlct.
Correspondence of tho Chronicle.!
Washington, D. C, Nov. 15, 1S72.
Immediately after my arrival here, I
was pleasantly surprised to nnu in me
morning ChhonkIj!:, the ablo letter of
Senator Urownlow, and I soon learned
that the State of Tennessee occupies a
great deal of public attention in the Na
tional Capital at the present period. My
Very first conversation with my fellow
guests of the Metropolitan, turned as soon
as I mentioned my hailing from Tennes
see, upon the subject ot our political
bucccsss. and Mr. Mnynard's person
al merits In accomplishing it. His
chances for the Speakership were freely
discussed us exceedingly favorable not
only on account of his high personal quali
ties, but also as n recognition of Southern
Republicanism. It pleased mo exceeding
ly to find him scarcely less appreciated
hero whore thero is no end of distinguished
politicians from allStatesof thoNorththau
lie is among his many friends and admir
ers at home, and it pleased mo not a little
to receive the unanimous acknowledgment
that our little Knoxvillc has furnished the
most prominent Southern statesmen and
politician In either House.
Whether our cherished wishes to secure
for Mr. Maynard tho Speakership of tho
House bo realized or not, it is certain lie
will not fall on account of sympathy
witli his high claim or of undervaluation
or Ills merits or popularity ami oniy con
siderations of tho greatest importance may
possibly prevent his election.
Several subsequent discussions with well
informed and influential men havo con
vinced mo that ho will at least bo the
most formidable competitor of Mr. Blaine,
and whatever tho lsuo may be, his and
Mr. Brownlow's influence will bo second
to none of any member of Congress.
I could not deny myself the pleasure to
write this piece of comfort to tho Tennes
see Republicans, who had so often and so
long to keep in tho background, and you
will learn that the impressions which 1
hereby communicate to you are not uaseu
upon busty conclusions.
Every day since I came East,l sec reasons
for feeling prouder and prouder of being a
Tennessee Republican. s. jr. t.
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Speakership or the House or Rcpvcsciita
tlvcs. Since tho publication of his letter to the
New Yorl: Times, Gov. Urownlow has
been receiving letters from all parts of the
country endorsing tho suggestion that
Hon. Horace Maynard bo chosen Speaker
of the next House of Representatives. As
evidence of tliohlgh standing in tho North
of our Congressman at Large, we publish
the following letter addressed to Go,
The distinguished writer, Hon. Freeman
-.'nihil, was a member of Both Houses of
Congress Ann ola Whigs of Kast Ten
liesee, and the Stale Will US glml lo heftr
from tho able and veteran patriot whose
name was so familiar to tlicin in by-gone
struggles :
Stamford, Conn., Nov. 13, 172.
Hon. IP. G. Urownlow :
Di:.n Sin : I read with particular satis
faction your letter of the Otli lust., on the
result of tlio recent election in Tennessee
that appears in tiio Now York Timcx of
tills morning, which, on our statement, is
altogether more favorable to tho cause of
good government than I supposed.
I desire to congratulate you most cor
dially on that result and to express my
full concurrence In your desire that Mr.
Maynard, with whom I am well acquaint
ed, may bo called to tho Speakership of
the Houso of Representatives, for which
position I think him well qualified.
I had tlio honor to bo a member of House
'Representatives for the 20th, 27th, 20th
and 30th Congresses, and of tho Senate for
the 31st, 32d, and 33(1 Congresses. I have
since been In private life. I became well
acquainted witli all your leading public
men, particularly witn tnoso who ionoweu
as 1 did,) the lead of Henry Clay. In ISIS,
I was the Chairman of tlio Whig Congress
ional Committee and conducted tlio can
vass which resulted in the election of Gen.
Taylor, and in 1852, waf-Cllalrinan of tho
same committee uppdr'lhijj,' Gen, Scott for
the Prcsldency.when the result Was our ig
nominious dereat. Tins i inougnt niigni
well terminate my active participation In
Presidential elections, but nevertheless, I
havo taken a deep interest in them us they
have occurred one after tho other and
never more interest in any of them than
tho one just closed, wherein a wicked at
tempt has been made to llo an exalted pub
lic character out of tlio confidence and af
fection of tho American people. Thank
God it has iLMionilnlously failed as I trust
every such effort will fall to the end of all
From some statements I havo seen in
tlio public press, I was led to apprehend
that you were suflerlng from extreme ill
health, but however it may bo with the
body It is manifest from your letter that
your mind and heart are both sound and
that tho former justly appreciates and the
latter beats in unison with tho true inter
est of our beloved country.
Accept, my dear sir, assurances of the
profound respect with which tho under
signed (on tlio verge of 81 years . of age)
remains Y'our friend and ob't. sv't.,
Fkekman Smith.
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Evkn the Memphis Appeal la willing to
give up tho nouio " Democracy," though
reluctantly. It says:
Wo caro nothing for tho word Democracy.
Give us another that designotos n combination
of tho who and virtuou and libornl and Just and
orderly members of society, whlto 'and black,
and wo vrlll adopt it; but he Iff tho stupidest of
asses who rofuie3 to co-operate with a party bo
cause of its mmo.
Anything to beat Barbour Lewis.

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