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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1862.
JJatribsau , (fattfjr girttlorg.
- JOHN IICOH SMITH, ilavor,
WILLIAM BHAN'E, Beamier,
JOHN CODMBLtr, Jfortkal.
Deputy ifimkaUVr. II. Wllklnion, A. 0. Tuckor,
ad Jatne A. 8tole.
Cfarfa A JfarJW John Cbcmhtof ,em-oftcio, flrt;
ou. L. Ryaneoml ; tad John Reddtck, third.
Tom Amtmor William Ilrlver.
BflMMM Collector . B. Fhankland.
H'ntor Tu (.VWor-rE. B. Garrett
3Yurtr H. Henry.
WTvtrf Matter tlion.h I-ake.
SupwlaMwlmf of the HVW..IW-J. Q. Dodd.
fprtniilrt) (A Wor Wort .Jamcg Wyatt.
Chief of tin Virt Ik-parlounil John M. Hoabury ,
&woll of the Cemetery T. II. Mcllrldo.
Mr OMTMwr J. I. hlcwart.
CityAUorney John Mcl'hall Smith.
ISintri of Aldermen X . M. Brlen, rrehidout ; J. K.
owman, Q. A. J. May flnld, JI.fi. Scnrol, Wm. S. (lieut-
'J, J. C. Smith, M. (1. I.. Clalbnrno, and Jus. Rnbb.
(Jummnn Council W. I. Jutim. President ; William
rU, T. J. YarbroiiRli, Win. Irlvor, Win. Stewart,
, IIin;li,W. MuMiiib, JatnoH Turner, G. M. Botith-
to, A. J. Colo, Jaa. Ifcivm, Audrew Anderson, J. u.
lowlon, and John oady.
afAKDINU COMMITTIM Of TUB C1TT 00ITN0IL.
Fmanc Ktmwli-H, Heovcl and Colo.
Water Workt Anderson, Hmtth and Claiborne.
;ireeti YarbroiiKh,Tiirucr,Soiitligato,Iavlii, Brlen,
yllcld, Cheatham and Cl.tiborno.
Hluu-f Nnwinan, Stewart and Turnar.
Hotyilo.1 Jones, May Add and Sloan.
chonlt Cheatham, Maylluld and Knowli.
'ir Department Cready, Driver and Newman.
,Vn Driver, Cheatlnuu and Pavls.
I Vnwttry Smith, Stewart anil Newman.
Market Uoute Itoberta, Stewart and Turner
I lave liou(h, Claiborne and Davis.
J'oliif Cheatham, Brlen and Andorson
prii ftouKh, Clnlburno and Brlen.
t'orkhimiu Cbiiathain, Majllcld and Knowles.
mjiroveroenf and KrpenditureCua, Scovol and
"uMio Properly Brlen, Cheatham mid Turner.
ett Jh.use May Hold, Jones and Huberts.
f The Hoard nl Aldermen mem the TueBdays
t jirewdlnn tho m-coiid and fourth Thursdays In
i mouth, and tho Common Council tho secouu
fourth ThunMaya In each ne nth,
tptain John Rangli.
rtl Lir.uienniUm. Yurhrouh.
ooad j7i(in( John II. Ii iv is.
.ittnmnrM Win. J.icif.iun , John lavender, Nieh Da
Joel 'hil'i'B, Wui. liakor, John Cottroll, William
n, John lulled, J. W. Wright, John, ruckott,
rt Soott, W. 0. t rands, Thomas Fraud, Androw
u, David Yates, and Charles llulltt.
f ThoPulku Court tn oieiied every morning
eriff Juini'i M. llluton. DepiUiet TUomus llob
tud J. K. Buehauan.
juter rhiueas (iarrclt.
utet W. .lanpur Taylor.
ronerS II. Bi lcher.
nyer Jolin (rbltt.
enM CWio6r J. i. BrHey.
ilroaA Tax VvUertur W. I. Itobertnon.
xMMrt far til A'n;ni DUtrict Johu D. (lower
Ige Hon. James Whltworth.
k 1'. Mmlxley Nichol.
Tho Judge'! Court meetH tho Unit Monday In
month, aed tho Quarterly Court, composed of
lattlstratcs of the County, In held the first Mou
lt January, April, July and October.
gt Hun. Nathaniel Baxter.
; David C. Love.
-Tho Court meets the flrnt Monday In March
(j-IIn. William K. Turner.
ill Charles V.. DiKous.
'The Court meets the first Monday lu April Au
aeoMor Hon. Samuel H. Krlortoa
aiui Matter J. K. ti leaves.
-Tho Couit ni'0ta tho Hist l!oiid. i May and
I. 0. 0. F.
, Hur, (5rajid Secretary, should bo
at AantuU0, Tern.
! Ldge, No. 1 Meets every Tuesday Evej-
t their Hull, on Iho corner of Union and Hum-
reels. The olllcers for the present term, aro :
emieur, N '.; J. E. Milts, V.01 .; J. L. Weakley,
iry j L. K. rpaiu, Tieiuuier.
ue Lodge, A'o. 10 Meela at the same place
Monday Kveulng. Tho officers aro : K. A
ell, N.Q.; Henry Apple, V.O.; J. L. Bark,
ry ; B. IT. Brown, Treasurer.
ey Lodge, No. 00 Meets at their Hall, on South
. slieet, every Friday rvculng. The oftUa'
i f'tivcrt. N O.: Frank Hariuan, V.fl.: Jann
,Seorolry j W. M. Mallory, Treasurer.
ru Lodge, No. 105, (Cernian) Meets at the
orner of Union ami Sumimr streets, every
lay Evening. The officers' are : Charles Iticb,
l. Frirdma i, Y.O. ; Bltterlicu, SecreUry
Ay KMmrt, N. J M'U at the above Hall
(llr"t and third Wednesdays or each Month
ears are: J. K. Mills, (1'.;T. II. McllnJo, ll.P.
'uller.S.W.: Peter Harris, Jr., J.W.; John F,
ns j II. K. Culler, Treasurer.
Urack IMiMMal, No. i Meets St tho
Ha l ou the sucond aud fourth Wodnssday
f i aih uioi.lh. The oinoern are : Jos. T lMi,
nry Apple, 11 P-; L. Moker, 8.W.; B. I'rted
W.i Chark Ku-ciier, Scribe; J. N. Ward
ror. ' .
Davidson Copntt Dibictoby Continued.
KHJTAKY QUAETIRS AND OmCQU.
Pol IIdqaarUri on High street. Geo. Nogley,
Dutrid Headijoartora oo Pummer etroet (Dr.
Tord's rotldoDca.) W. II. Bldell, Ma). 16th V. S. In
funtry.A. A. A. O.
Prrmntt Mar thai Ileadqiiartnri at the Capitol. A.
0. Glllem, Col. 1st Tnn. Infantry.
Okitf Amtnlanl Quarter-matter Ilnadquartert on
Cherry itreot ; No. 10, (Judge Catron's residence.)
Capt. J. P. Bingham.
AuiMant Quartermatter No. Cherry street. Capt.
Anittamt Qwxrlrrmatter Vino street, rear Mrs.
I'olk's reBidene. Capt. R. N. Lmb.
Auittant Quarternatter No. 87, Market street.
Capt. J. M. Hale.
Chief Vommiary Hcadfpaarters, No 10, Ylne St.
Capt. It. Macfoely.
Oommimary of Bubnttntoe Btnad street. Capt. H
ArUing Oommuiary of fkilnintmc Corner of Broad
and Coliepo streets. Lieut Chat les Allen.
Medical Director "ummor etroet. (Dr. Ford's old
refsHenec.) Purgeon, F.. Kwilt.
Medical l'urveyor't Office Chiirch street Masonic
Bull ling. J. B. i'lxn k, Surtfeou, 8th Kentucky In
fantry, Acting Medical Purvoyor.
i n osi ncTUs
Tiis NFiirvn.is l.'ntiON was commnnred a few weeks
smee, for tho purpose of opix'simr tho llebcl Southern
Confederacy, and of advocating the restoration of
li'o ler.il authority, without any abatement, over all
tho States which have attemptod to sooedo. It holds
as Weuils all who support, and as foos all who oppose
tho I'niiin of tho Htates. It has no watchword but
FusKixm Msn Natkinamtt.
With rebels and traito has no compnimiso lo
mnko. It contends for the Federal Constitution and
the Laws mule la pursuance thereof as iho Si phkvs
!.awotiik Land, anything in tho Constitution and
laws or any of tho htates to tho contrary notwith
standing. ItcotiteinlB for tho Union of the States, because
without it tho preservation of our liberties and instu
tntions and tho organization of society itself are
w holly Impossihlo. Therefore, whatever stands in
'.ho wav of crushing out the rebellion and restoring
c i. iiiou muc.i perisii, no mailer by what namo It be
To li io people of Tennessee, over renowned for their
devotion to Liberty and I'nion, until they were be
trayed to tho rebel desiHdism nt Richmond by a per.
dious Governor and corrupt Legislature, and who
have felt so heavily tint nwlul curiae of treason and
anarchy, wo appeal for support. It tho names of
rebel olllco .holders, Vigilance ('.inimittees.and Minute
Men, who have tilled our borders with mourning, lie
giblietled before the world. 1-et those ambitious aud
avia lcious men uo liavo plotted our ruin for their
own aggrandizement be fastened tn the inllorv of
shame, no mailer how inch their "itien m.sc.iety.
lt it bn sliown how il.e sef stvied defenders of
".JouMiern Hi);hts" arc now leading niuraudnig liamls
of lioe-bootirs auil inists-lroopTS over our 8t iie, kid.
Ppli.g negroes, Hte.ihng horses and cattle, breaking
Into liousos, burning railroad bridges and cars, and
murdering unarmed citizens In cold blood. It tho
truth, so long excluded by the Southern conspirators.
now circulate ireely through every neighborhood.
and our rauso will nssuredlv irinmph. Will not loyal
men everywhere aid us lu the dli-semtaation of facta
and tho advocacy of Freo (lovorumcutf
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TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. 2, 1802.
From the BalMmoro Anioriran.
he Drift of Events Bearing upon
the Interests of Maryland.
From the very commencement of tho
outbreak of the great conspiracy, devised
mainly by the politicians of South Caro
lina, Maryland, from its peculiar position
as a lxmlcr Mate and the Rite of the Na
tional Capital, has had all eyes drawn
upon her from both sections as indispen
sable to each. Few, not in possession
of the facts, are aware of the tremendous
pressure brought to bear upon our former
Chief Magistrate, Governor HickS) to
compel him, if possible, to consent to a
betrayal of his great trust, and allow the
State, whoso interests he had sworn to
regard and protect, to be "precipitated"
by the usual summary process in vogue
with the leaders of the rebellion. The
theme, as events go, is an old one, but
noftho less one of abiding and thrilling
interest ; and whatever hero worship has
since been indulged in by the loyal of
tho land as one or another public bene
factor has thrown himself forward to stay
or control the rebellion, none, past or
present, deserve more of public gratitude
at the hands of the nation than the
staunch patriot who, for tho time being,
was tho rock upon which the mad surges
of an attempted revolution spent their
strength in vain. 1 he mere mention or
his name; the thought of what he achiever?
by a noble and unconquerable fidelity to
his oath and to his conceptions of what
was demanded by a fearful crisis in our
history, should call forth blessings upon
ono so true ; and if the State and the
nation have not yet adequately recognized
Lis inestimable services, we trust the
time may yet conio when (his will be at
tempted at least.
AVo have been drawn away, for the
moment, from tho purposewith which wo
started, which was, as we have intimated,
to consider to some extent the important
position, relatively considered, occupied
by Maryland towards the great events in
progress. Whet her our people appreciate
tho great fact or not, she is recognized
elsewhere, as tho spot upon which must
bo initialed movements having fr their
finale one of the most tremendous revolu
tions of modern times. All the signs in
dicate that whether her people will it or
no, this is to happen; because every
thing proves now, as we have hitherto
said, that events outrun speculation.
Whilst we dreamily think of what may
be, revolutions are goinfj on himi either
md of us which are to mllueiice our con
dition and destiny to tho end or time.
Wo have been led to these reflections,
in part, by the perusal of a very remark
able article contributed to the Cdiiieitlal
Monthly for November, by the Hon. Robert
J. Walker, a name too well known in
connection with public afl'airs to need
assurance that anything from his pen
will give evidence of consummate ability.
It is one of a series -of papers entitled
" The Union," and distasteful as its
conclusions may be to many of the peo
pie of the .State, vet as truths of the
iirst importance bearing upon their fu
ture, we conceive it our bounden duty to
bring it to their notice to the extent of our
In tho article in question, tho leading
f.ict assumed in our old conclusion, and
the conclusion as wo conceive of all
careful observers, that shivery is dm nurd ;
that tho moment that slavery, as an insti
tution, attempted to dominate this conti
nent, it sealed its own fate. And yet
after all, this need not be considered !
recent conclusion, or one originating any
where in this latitude, as wo shall pro
ceed to show from what emanated long
ago from one of the most elevated and
commanding intellects ever known in
rvnttU Carolina. In !.(.), IWr. licgare
wrote from Brussels to a friend in Char
leston, transmitting a paper, in regard to
which he said, "it touches, as you will
perceive, that awful slave nuetlinn vhih
tutllic viiirtinn is beijinniwj t btsy itself
ahout, and ho deprecates in tho strogest
terms anv further agitation of it. Wo
"In America you aro not aware of what
is going on about you, or are too familiar
with it to appreciate its fearful ehanv te,
Heen from Kurope, and examined with
reference lo the experience of mankind
in this old scat of their follies and suf
firings, 1 have already hinted to you that
it is thought as bad as bad can be. Nor
is this opinion confined to any one party
it is literally universal I cut lose you half
a newspaper, in which you will see ex
tracts from several others, embracing all
the varieties of p,llicnl sects. I beg you
to observe particularly, as a Southern
man, and to call our friends attention to
it, to what these remarks relate. Jieivii,
iijxni it, if you (jo out if the I 'nion on that
S'djext yon are a tie teithont retire hj or Ivoe
ot salealmn. Look at ( IVoiitu i, now tht
great agitator uf hngland, und rei'e!it
iug the party that is already iu the as
cendant here. He never lets slip an oc
casion to denounce us. with Nicholas.
the murderer of the women and children
of Warsaw as objects of abhorrence and
vengeance. My pen has
iterally run away with me, for it was
not my intention to have touched upon
this aubject in this letter to you, but you
lave set certain chords vibratinc in mv
heart that makes me utter such thincs
in spite of myself. The Ihina which vmt
call tyranny is not so; the most unbearable
of all that which has made men to run
for refuge to any other form of societv.
however galling and odious. What makes
the cause yet more deplorable is that, by
an eternal law of nature, tho only way
by which such evils, when they one be
come unbearable, can be mended is by
making them too bad to be borne. That
is the ruh-veHiijii nulla retrorsum every
thing must bo shaken down and washed
away society must be supplanted by
complete anarchy, and men have sup
ped full of horrors and misery before
they dare to arrest such things; and then.
great God! by what a remedy are they com
pelled to art e t them .'"
We have indulged in this rather long
extract from a production noted by us in
connection with these events long since,
to show how masterly were tho conclu
sions arrived at by an eminent scholar
and statesman of South Carolina nearly
thirty years ago, and we quote them as
preliminary to a notice of conclusions
of tho same tenor, by the eminent author
of the production referred to " Tho
Mr. Walker starts off with a notice of
the Emancipation Proclamation of the
President, assuming that immediate e
mancipation of all the slaves, with com
pensation for all, costing as it would
twelve hundred millions of dollars, is
now lieyond the jmoer if the government,
burdened as it is by an enormous and
increasing debt." "Nor was," ho says,
"such a measure ever wise or e.rpedient."
Taking the census as his guide, he next
considers the gradual disappearance of
slavery as it formerly existed in tho free
States, advocating a system of "gradual
emancipation and colonization," and
considering the subject, "in connection
with Maryland," to "apply the samo
principles to other States." Wo have
only space for the merest glance at his
conclusions, liclcrring to the method
adopted in Pennsylvania of liberating
all the slaves born alter a certain date
within the limits of the State, he says:
"In the execution ol the emancipation
act of Congress in this District, infant
slaves were valued officially this year, by
sworn experts, at Sod. Now, by the
census of I8G0, the infant slaves of Mary
land, under one year old, surviving on
the 1st of June, 1SC.0, numbered 2,1591,
which, at SoO each, would cost 119,050
This would be tho actual expense for
tho first year in Maryland, but decreas
ing every year, and ceasing altogether in
little more than a generation."
He goes on to apply this principle to
the other Border States, showing iliat if
it was carried mt in all of them inclu
ding Virgina that the cost would be for
the first yearl, ! lbJot), decreasing every
year. " According, then, to tho annual
tables, und those of expectancies of life
(as calculated for me), tho sum of fifteen
millions of dollars of United States
stock issued now, and bearing interest at
the rate, of six per cent, per annum,
would make all the Border States" (Mary
land, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri and
Virginia) "rree States, in tho samo
sense in which Pennsylvania and other
Northern Free States became so, and less
than half this sum if Virginia should
not adopt this measure. The case, then,
as regards the Border Stales, presents no
financial dilliculties whatever."
"And now let us examine the cost of Miese
measures. If the Seceded Stales, inclu
ding Virginia, should persist in the rebel
lion until after the close of this year, tho
sum to be paid the loyal owners of slaves
manumitted under tho President's War
Proclamation, would probably reach
100, 000,(100. The emancipation of post'
N7t"(lhoso bom after datoof emancipating
laws) in the four remaining Border States
would cost 7,'Jt5-S,i:i-. Tho manumis
sion in those States of all tho surviving
slaves on (ho 1th of July, lS7t!, accord
ing .to the tamo tables and estimates,
would cost a stun equal to G.j,000,()00,
issued now as United States six percent,
stock, making a total for complete emauri'
pat ion in all the Ulave States of 17-,"!SS,.
lo'J. This is a smaller sum than four
months' cost of tho war, whilst wholly
and forever removing the discordant ele
ment which produced the rebellion, com
mencing a new and glorious caret r of ma
terial, moral and intellectual progress,
greatlyexalting the character of tho na
tion, invoking iho blesBingof God, secu
ring the future harmony ami perpetuity
of the Union, and the ultimate fraternity
Our readers will see from what we have
already given, the drift of sentiment with
prominent men in dealing with this great
question, and tho agencies at work den
tin d sooner or later to produce mighty
results. It is the duty of all to keep
posted w ith what is thus transpiring on
all side', whether the coim Iumoiis arrived
at are distasteful or n t. Iu what wo
have already quoted fV'iin the paper re
fcrred to, vt e have given but the prelimi
naries of the writer, since, iu what fol
lows, he takes Maryland for one of tho
chief standards of his comparisons in
estimating the relative progress of differ
ent States, and complimenting her as
being in possession of arenter natural
advantages than any one of the thirty-four
states, ne proceeds to deal with the
reasons that have combined to prevent
her advancement in population and
wealth, compared to that of others.
In concluding our present notice of this
discussion of matters vital to our con
dition, wo would insist upon the neces
sity our peoplo lie under of keeping
themselves fully advised of tho arcu-
ments used and the measures in progress
to change our systemof labor by assaults
upon the institution of slavery iu other
States as tho consequence of their rebel
lion. The revolution thus began will
"not" to use the expression of a revo
lutionist of another country and era-
" 60 b.ck." The consequences so much
dreaded by the distinguished South
Carolirian, Mr. Legare, from the a;ilation
of these questions, arc not only upon that
State, but upon Maryland as well, and
it is folly to shut our eyes to the fact.
The time fixed for the action of the Pre
sident's Proclamation is now not far
distant. Upon those who led off" with
provoking a conflict so disastrous to their
section and institutions, be tho responsi
bility and the blame. Whether we have
power to control events or not, wo must,
in the tremendous whirl of a bloody and
unscrupulous attempt at revolution abide
them; and, therefore, whatever may oc
cur in connection with it, we should not,
at least, suffer ourselves to be taken by
Letter From Bolivar, Tenn
CornHpondonco of Iho Cincinnati Commercial.
A Singular Case of Anaesthesia.
It was immediately after tho battle of
the llatchie. Tho dead in that terrible
conflict had been laid beneath the mold,
while the wounded had been brought to
the church-buildings, or placed iu tho
spacious apartments of the wealthy dis
loyalists of Bolivar. Among the number
of unfortunates was William C. Newlon,
a Sergeant in Company G, of the 3d Iowa
Infantry. His leg had been so badly
shattered and torn by a musket shot
as to render an amputation unavoidable.
He was informed of such a necessity ;
but not a murmur or word of complaint
escaped his lips; nor did the intelligence
seem to cast over his faco tho least pct
ceptihlo shade of seriousness. The ta
ble was prepared tho instruments were
placed conveniently and every thing put
in readiness for tho operation, lie was
brought out upon tho verandah a. id
placed upon the table his poor, shat
tered, torn, and half lleshless log dang
ling around, as if only an extraneous and
senseless appendage. There was no
sighing, no llinching, no drawing back or
holding in. There was not a simple feel
ing of dumb resignation; nor yet of brute
indifference ; but a soldierly submission
a heroic submission, without a question
orafiigh. He indulged freely in conver
sation respecting tho operation, until the
chloroform was applied. From the wak
ing and rational state he glided into the
ana'sthetic without tho convulsive mo
tion of a single muscle, and without tho
ultterance of a single incoherent sen
tence ; but glided into it as the innocent
and weary child glides into tho sweet
embraces of a healthful and restoring
sleep. Tho operation was performed
The arteries all ligated ; tho stump
cleansed and tho last suture just in that
instant applied. During the entire oper
ationhehad scarcely moved a muscle.
Just at this timo the largo body of pris
oners taken in that engagement were
marched up tho street, and were Hearing
the house where tho maimed and bleed
ing soldier lay. Tho streets were nil
thronged by soldiery; anil hundreds of
them rushed to pet a nearer sight ot tho
vanquished, while they rent tho heavens
with their loud huzzas. A full regiment
preceded the column of prisoners ; and
when just opposite, tho band struck up,
in full force, tho inspiring martial air of
"Hail Columbia." In a moment upon
the very instant, tho color mounted to his
face! He opened his eyes Jialf wonder
ingly, and raised his head from the pil
low with tho steadiness and dignity of a
God ! The scene of the conflict eatim
back to him ; and he thought his noble
regiment was again breasting toward the
enemy, through a shower of shot and
shell i His brave comrades, he deemed,
were falling one by one around him, just
as they had done in that tlnadful hour
of fratricide and carnage. Tho spirit of
the time came over him, and his features
assumed an air of bold, fierce, fiery, un
yielding determination ; and he broke
forth into exclamations tho most terrible
and appalling I have ever listened to in
all my life.
'Louder with the music! loundc i ! loud
er! louder! Burst the heavens with your
strains! Sweeter! softer!
the blessed angels from
tho very Courts
victory ! On
of Heaven! Victory!
ward! nnwaid! No II igging ! no lunch
ing! No faltering ! Fill up the vacan
cies! cloieup! Fill up! lill up! M'P
forward ! press forward ! Your com
rades' graves ! The fre
slain! I'elneinlier the
ih graves of your
graves of your
comrades! Bine Mills! I'.lu.i MilU: Shi l
bina ! Shclbina! Hu-er Wood! Sdilol
Shilohl Rhilohl For God's sake, on
ward! Onward, in Heaven's name! on
ward! onward! See tho devils wavcrt
See them run I See! seel see them fly!
During this outburst of passion hit
countenance kindled and grew purple, till
his look seemed that of diabolism!
Such a fury marked his lineaments that
I instinctively drew back. But there
was "method in his madness." He only
erred in mistaking time, and in misplac
ing himself and in misplacing his posi
tion; facts which tho martial musio and
tho "pomp and circumstance of war" in
tho public streets would havo a natural
tendency toward producing. In the very
middle of his fury, ho seemed suddenly
to comprehend his mistake Ho ceased
abruptly, his wholo fi-amu tn a tremor Of
emotion. He looked around upon tho
fitt'i'S present, and without w4, quiet
ly laid down his head. He grew medi
tative as ho seemed to realize u full s-nso
of his unhappy situation. At length his
eyes gradually filled with tears, and his
lips grew slighuy tremulous. Ho quiet
ly remarked, "Well boys, good-bye, good
bye; I shonld do but sorry lighting on a
woodenMeg." Ho again relapsed into si-
etice, and was shortly afterward carried
away to his room.
W. M.;i5., 78 II I OHIO.
From tho ni.'hinoinl WM, Nov. 24.
The High Premium on Gold in Rich
There were sales of cold to-day at
S.3,'50, whic,h is a decline of i-'O cents
from the highest point. Tho extraordi
nary rate ot premium recently paid for
gold was chiefly owing to the scarcity of
that commodity, and not to a correlative
depreciation of tho paper currency.
Coin has long since ceased to he a circu
lating medium in tho Confederacy, aud
is only valuable now as merchandise.
The demand exceeds tho supply, ond
hence the price for it has advanced, as
the price for any other article advances
when there are more buyers than sellers,
ond tho former are eager to purchase.
At present rates 3 .'50 in currency will
buy SI in gold, and rice verm, which
would make a Confederate Treasury noto
lor . worth only about fcl 0, u it
were true that our currency has depre
ciated in an inverse ratio to. tho increase
in the premium for gold ; but no person
owning a house or (arm, which he valued
at 10,000 in gold, or a convertible equiv
alent, beforo tho war, would now expect
to sell it for 33,000, nor would he now be
willing to give r,(XX) in notes for any
property which he could have purchased
tliieo years ago for 1,700. Th high
premium for gold is occasioned mainly
by the demand from " bloc kade runners."
If there were prospects of peace, this
demand would cease, and the premium
would rapidly decline to more reasonable
figures. Tho rumors from abroad last
week have already affected tho market,
and anything confirmatory of those
plauisible foreshadowings would weaken
it still more.
Had a Call.
Philadelphia was for somo years en
lightened by tho presence of a minister
who meant exceedingly well, aud did
pretty well. A congregation in a West
ern city learning of his fame, and having
no shepherd, invited this our Mr. X
to assume tho vacant crook, deputing to
carry their offer a much respected deacon,
commonly called in abbreviation of his
first name, Fpaphras. " Undo Km fits"
came, told his errand, and caused a
church meeting to be held, that he might
lay-the call of his own distant church
beforo it. Tho pathetic, appeal with
which lie opened his business was this:
" My brethren, 1 havo come from a
long distance to lay beforo you tho con
dition of our church iu tho wilderness.
Wo read in Holy Writ that upon a cer
tain occasion our Lord directed two of
His disciples to go into a certain village,
say ing unto them, 'Straightway ye shall
find an ass tied; loose him and bring
him unto me.' My brethren, among you
wo have found the ass tied. Permit mo
to loose him and lend him away; and if
you ask, as of old, why 1 tlo it? in like
manner 1 answer : The Lord hath need
They let Uncle Kmfiis untie the ass and
lead him away.
A Kan Killed.
Yesterday, as a guard of one hundred
men, in charge of Captain Tapp, of tho
31th Kentucky Volunteers, were escort
ing a lot of two hundred and sixty-fivu
rebel prisoners, who wire destined for
Dixie, and on reaching Portland they
were greeted with loud cheers for tho
Southern Confederacy, etc. An unknown
man was standing in tho door of Lis re
sidence when he was kindly requested to
restrain his feelings, at which he became
greatly outraged. Ho was at once arrest
ed by the guard, who expected to leave
him confined in the military prison, but
he used very insulting language, cursing
and abusing the guard, a coiporal, in tho
most shameful manner. '1 he man at
tempted to nuke his escape, when ho
was idiot ilea l ou tho spot. The namo of
the deceased is Hiram W. Ionian, and is
about sixty years of age, and leaves a
large family. htuuijille IktuoratNHh.