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JOHN F HATCHER, Associate Edior
fa . 10 ieadrlp. street.
-' . for Frenldeiit,- -
; , OF TENN'ESHLE.
FOP. THE STATS AT LARGF..
CAM-IK rEl'TOS, ol IM: inner,
"V. TA VLOBi of Carter.
Ff'R THK DISiriCT!?.
1. J. W. DEADI-.UICK. of Washington.
2. O. Pt TKMI'LE. of Knox.
. ALFRED CALDWELL, of McMinn.
4. S. S. STANTON, of Smilb.
5. 11 1. GOLLADAY, of Wilson.
6 WM. F. KKECIlEVAL.cf LiECoiu.
7. J011N C. BROWN, of Gil..
8. JOHN F. HOUSE, of Slontgfcnn ry.
9. ALV1N HAWKINS, of Carroll.
10. D.B. NAEOES, ol .Shelby.
Central I'xectiti vc'Commiltce.
Edwiv n. Ewixn, Nun F. linowx, Alijcx
A. Hall, P. W. aUxht. John Lixltktt.
. John U. Cajxendkh, IIohace U. Hakhisox-
MONDAY .MORNING, SEPT. 17. . 1SC0.
IEULUAL tUHIU'Prm AM
The Buchanan. Rrerktiiridsre A dnilii
Istratlon The Pal and tlie
,r In a previous, article under :'ilov cap
tion, we fc'jowtd that the Euchauati -IJtct kic-
ride administration was brought i'ito p.wi r
bj tbe instrnoieatal.tics of fraud -.aid cor
ruption, practiced in feme or tlie ha i r ami
more" doubtful of the Nor! bora S:.t It is
too ur me tins inci'irn i'Ji r""i'uii
mtnt.lhat hrin? taken oue ftey ii! fraud
ana corrnpnon, me next is smw.-i :i:nu.i.u-
. .. . i t 1 . 7 .
M. The prtitnt luitniuuiraiion iouu mat
next step -not only un.ivoiiL.bli but easy.
Whoever did most ia tb work of his eleva
tion, found the readiest acceptance to the
Pr"il''ent'e ftvor. The greedy throng that
hn?J-netl to Washington on his ir.Ksur.iti'di
pn-e 1 their cl iim with so much iiuiEodoty
and iii-'jH'rio'jaiiej-j, js to ihvo uuobirnive
Turrit entirely into the back-ground. The
hordes Irom N?w York and lVnnsylvaiiii, es
pecially t!i2 former, came as an i.ivad.ng
army, and would retire or.ly with pd uncon
ditional surrender lo their demands. Tbey
were divided into quarre-liui; factions and
warring cliques, and the more r.oisy and cor
rupt woa the day. Fowlek took the N. Y.
Pst Office; Scu kij, the leudi r ar.d purveyor
of the celebrated N. Y. Hotel Fund, took She
collectorship of the Port; Ca j.t. I vyi-KKs, the
rnarha!.abip: Wendell continued in the
printing business, and as the organ-grinder of
the administration; Swift went on with live
oak contracts; and tho subordinate appoint
ments were in pood keeping with the chid
ones. lint the extraordinary p-rvic--5 riD
dered before thftehciion, impo.-d the ncces
fity of extraordinary rewards alioi wards.
Men were employed ar.d pdid out of thp pub
lic treasury who performed little or no ser
vice? and some totally incompetent to the
performance of their duties. Ia proof of this
we subjoin extracts of testimony taken before
the Covode Comniiff e' of the List Cooiress.
.That the reader may understand what that
committee waa and the p'irpoit-s for which it
was appointed, wee py t!te resolutions under
tt-lith it wr:ic r.!c j7.
. IX TIIK UcfSE OK Rem:esextatives.
31 are h ,". Is Co.
'On motion of .Mr. Covod
uFn-jlotJr That a ccramlttee of five rh-inters
te appointed by the Speaker fur th" pur
pose of iurestidtiir whether the President
of the Unitil States, or auy other offir:t r of
the povernment, ba. liy money, putrouag,
or other improper means, sou?ht to influence
the action of Cougres.". or any cuuimitter?
thereof, for or a:n'nst the p;irs'.ige f any
law appertaining to the rights of any Stiite
t'T Territory; and also to i::iiu;r- into mid
investigate whether uuy ifiicer or oilic.-rs ,t
the government havp." by combination or
otherwise, , pievent- d and deleatcd, or at
tempted to prevtnt or deu-at. tha execution
ot any law or laws nowou the itatutu books,
and whether tbe President has failed or re
fused to compel the execution of any law
thereof; that haid committee shall invt-ii-'ate
and inquire into the abuse at the Chicago or
other post offices, and at the Philadelphia and
other navy yards, acd into any a!n.-es in
connexion with the public bLiiliiiug-j and
other public workd of the United Stale:-.
Besoleed, further. That as tbe President, in
his letter to the Pittsburg centennary celebra
tion of the 2oth November, 183, speak of
'the employment of money to carry elec
tions," said committee shall inquire into and
ascertain the amount to used m Pennsylva
nia, and any other State or Slates, ia "what
districts it was expended, and by whom, and
by whose authority it was done, aud Irom
what sources the money waa derived, and re
port iue names oi ine panics implicated.
And for the purposes aforesaid, said commit
tee shall have power to send for persons ar.d
papers, and to report at any time. ,
"Tbe Speaker appointed JJesrs. Covod , f
Pennsylvania, Olm, f New Yoik, Willow,
of North Carolina, Train, of Mas-achufejts,
and J. C Kobinaou, ot Illinois.-
Among those who received cfiices with
merely nominal duties to perform, was the
present editor of the Washiugtou ConrituUoit,
who was then editing the N. Y. Journal of
Commerce. Tho following from the testimony
of Johx H. Brtaxt before the Committee
will give some insight into other and similar
'Q. Where do you live, aud what is your
rciination? , . . .
fice in the Philadelphia niivy-yM!; jiut" of
Q. Do you know Theophilus Fi-ke, no or
formerly editor of the Arjw.in Philah l,,bia?
- A. Ye?, sir. - - - -
Q. Had he an appointment in the custom
house, do yon know?
A. I do not know that he had.
Q. How long have you known him!
A. I have known him intimately for two or
' Q. How long have you been in the custom
A. I have not beeu in the customhouse; I
arn in the nary yard.
Q. Had Mr. Fiske any position uuder the
- A. He held the position of second clerk.
J. When was he appointed?
A. During the late administration of Mr.
ii. How long did he hold the appointment?
A. I should think he held it about a year.
Q. Did he go out with Mr. PkrceB admin
istration? A. No, sir; he was removed by th; present
Q. During tiI(. t;mo he Lel(1 Jh j g . t
uiviu, uiu ne, to your know led re. TM-rfoi m an
amy increT ,
- A. No. sir. j
Q. Nothing? '
"A. .No, sir. ;
ii. What salary .did he receive? ;
A I think the salary or the second clerk
is 5750 a year. f
. tj. Do you know whether he drew his pay?
A. I know that he diw it sometimes- I
presume he did all the time; I do not know.
Q. Do yoa know Charles Camming?
A. I have seen him; I have had no ac
quaintance with him; I have feeu Mat only
isree or ioux times. ,
- Q. What la his business?
A. I do not know that. - -
Q. Had he any position iu tbe naval store
ia 1836? :
A. When Mr. Cumnjing removed Mr.
Fi3ke."hJ appointed Charles Cumaiiogs.
"Q. Is he there fctill? ;
A. No, ir. ! ; -
Q. How long dM Le remain there?
A. He held that position fire or (ix months,
Q. Did be perform any duly?
A. No, sir; not that I know of. X
Q. Did he draw hispaj?
-A. I do not know that.
Q. Do you know Mr. Charles Clement?
A- Yes, sir. t
- Q. Did he succeed Cummlnss as second
A. Yes, sir.
Q Does he still hold the position?
a. i oeneve ne does.
Q. Does he perform any duties in the store
A. No, sir: he is down to the nlace every
day; there Ls not much doing there now; ue
nas not neld the position long.
Q. lie waa appointed last year, some time,
was he not? - . -
A. I presume he has teen there, in the
neighborhood of six months. :
Q. Has this Mr. Clement any other busi
ness than that ot second clerk?
. A. He is a bricklayer.
Q. Has he any capacity as a book-keeper?
A. I do not know whether he has or i.ot.
,Q. You say he perforins no duly there?
A He does not; he has performed none in
Q. Do you know whelhrr he continues his
business -us a bricklayer:
A. Yes, sir, he doe." ' ' -
it was stated in the te-iiinony that this Mr
Clement could scarcely write at all. As for
his spelling, it was such, we imagine, as to
conn-st the palm with that of -Jo Lane, of
Oiegcn:" and, if he had come out squarely
before the country on the "slave code" ques
tion, would have entitled hint lo a favorable
hearing for the Yice-Piesidential nomination
at the Maryland Institute Hall. Vpiag him
self brought before tiro Committee, (he fol
lowing eolb'quy took place iM-tweeti Mr. Win
slow and t.e witness :
Can you spell 'crucllix?"
A. I d j not kii'.-w ; 1 hare not .-p !idit
Mr. Wi:isl..w. Tiv it.
Th? Witness. My memory is poor, and it
is a, long time stue 1 went to school. I do
not supiHnie 1 could spcfl it.
31 r. Winslmv. Well, just try ii "crucifix
I wi;l help jou; th hist Icticr U -v."
The Witness. Of co-tif. Let iiiT
Mr. Vi:i.low. (ijvu.
T!ie Wituess coiitin;iat;) u-c-t-i-r. I do
noi sup;....-. I Jiave sp-:i--l i! tor ihmy 'e:;r
3Ir. W.ii be.v. raatt- Ao'-:- pr? fy w;ell."
In viitiiioatiou ot evidcrces of this
sv-rtc-ra of employing sui'e.-inioierario, ve
prcsora the foliowiug l-wii ih t-stini -y ot
Fheiu:ick ExtiLE, who iv.is comiiuudaiit of
the Navy Ynrdin Philadelphia iluting thrttimo
of tie? transactions of which ho speks.; A!
Ur slating that Mr. Ci uming-.- mnti 'Ued
alK ve as rucceeding Fi-kk, p r onr.ed no fir
vice, he was arked : .
'(J. lo vou know tl ether p-jou who
got pay w ithout renle i ig any tic- t!ht
ever? A. Yes. fir.
Q. PUase state wh :ty. ii know a'oit tbctu.
Th-i"c w:ib !h- s"-'nd cb'ik'f tbeo.iu
y. What atHlt that?
A. He is in the office of tbe command ;
that is my effiee : I never saw bun there.
y. What pay did Ledra-A?"
A. About S730. -
y. What was his name?
A. I do not recollect his name positively.
I ihi'jk it was Kldridge ; I am not certain,
though. Iu runuing over my papers and
books I came to bis name, and oeut for the
cLitl clerk at once, and asked him who that
person was. saying that I had never seen him,
and did not know anything abcut him. He
told use that he had been in ihc set vice a
gnat while, and hid not really saved any
thin ". and L'ommsnlor Stewurt orvt him permi-
siuii to k-ive thai lit, and 1 ahmt. 1 wtd ivJh
inj more aftotU it.
(J. Do you know anyining aooui men con
nected with newspapers in Philadelphia be
ing paid by the government a man connect
ed0 with the "Argus"' being employed as
clerk? , 1
A. Yes. sir. - '
y. Do you know anything about his nanu?
A. I do not recollect his name.
y. Do yon know of any other clerks receiv
ing pay withont rendering any sevices?
A. 1 remember a person named Colonel
something or other being there : I called the
attention ot the storekeeper to . tbe tact ,
after a little while he informed me that he
had no uss for him, and I ordered bis dis
charge ; and' thev abused m a little in the
newspapers, bnt 1 lid not care aoour. mat.
Q. Do you kiiov,- Mr. Cinnmings?- - ;
A. Yes, sir. --
y. Does he reudcr any service to the gov
ernment there? : ;
A. He is there once in a while.
y. Does he Tender any service to the gov
ernment lor the pay he receives?
A. I suppose be renders as much as any of
the r.;st ot tin in do; none ot them render much;
he has a vet y competent ch ik; 1 do not like
him. but he i vny competent: every move I
made was known tbrough him here ix hours
alter it was mad".
y. Is not .Mr. Cummiugs's a politic il ap
pointment, and bis place a sinecure?
A. It is a political uppoiiituienl; there is
no doubt almut that.
y. What do you menn by a political :q
A. lii.s 1-eing one of the p.r!y a iarty m
pointr.ieut. y 1 he not paid lor political services, and
4iot tor services rendered in the yaid?
A. i cniiot say that.
y. Do vou know that he does not render
ttiy t rvice, or very little service?
A. 1 !o not think that ue Hoes render
much service; he is uot there ofieu enough (o
do it; he is aisent sometimes for a month at
y. Do you kuow ot his getting nay teyoud
his own salary getting (he pay f oth-t par
lies, clerks, Ac?
A. 1 do uot know; I cannot sy anything
about that; he told me himself that the situ
pie pay of storekeeper could uot be much of"
an owjl-et, and 1 did not think it was myself.
y. What is the pay of storekct pet?
A.'It is fl,700 a yer."" " j
We might multiply txlriclsof thi charac
ter, but are pi evented by our limited space.
This is suftloicr.i to show that thv employees
of taj present administration have fed aud
fattened on the public treasury, without per
forming the labor for which they were paid.
But this in but a email part of what was thus
filched from tbe pockets of the people for par
ty purposes. It will be remembered lhat, in
our previous . article, we. showed that Mr.'
Wexoei.l expended vast sums of money tor
political or party purpose?. We will now
see how that fund was supplied aud replen
ished. Ho was the Tublic Printer and, a part
of the time, the proprietor ot Mr. Bi chaxax's
In addition to the pulJlio fftTtlP.(r'i?'
the ruling aud binding for the several Execu
tive Departments. He did that in violation
of a positive law requiring that work to be
done by practical and competent book-biud-ers,
and charged extortionate rates. These
facts appear from the testimony of W. Petti-,
boxe, a practical book-binder, from which we
extract as follows: , ; -
O. When did vou ceasa to be employed by
tbe executive departments?
A. When the present administration came
y. Do yon know who hns teen doing that
work since? ' '
A. i es, sir. ;
y. Who? I
A.' Cornlelus Wendell. '
. y. For what period ot time? . j
A. Since the advent of Mr Buchanan, up
to w ithin some two weeks since. Two months
since, in tue ireasury uepartment, mere
was an order issued by the Secretary sus
pending the binding for the present, and that
order has not teen revived. --
Q. Is Mr. Wendell a practical book-binder?
A. No. sir. ' ' '
y. Are you familiar with the law ' of Con
gress providing that all tbe ruling and
binding for the several executive department
should be executed by practical ana compe
tent book-binders? , . , ; K
A. I am so familiar with it lhat I prepared
the law myself. . ''I j , '
y. Have you any knowledge of the reasons
which induced Congress to pant that act?
A Yes. sir. .. i f"
Q. What were they? A i . ' '1
A. To break up the monopoly that existed.
All the work of the executive departments waa
concentrated in the bandu of men who hail
no practical knowledge of the business they
undertook to perform, n-t tbt kept J out
practical mm from the busing that belong-,
ed to them properly.' - ----- i
y. After that became a law did you make
application for any portion or he ruling and
binding? - - j . : i.?,-
A. X did.
Q. To whom did yoa apply?
, A. To all Ihe-ivcrctaries. .
U. When? - f
'7 A. After that law passd; aftt it became
a law. - -
" Q. How eo6n after? :
Af l suppose some (en days after; I cannot I
Bay me exact lime; it mignt nave wen a wet a.
or U-n days; sufficient time for tbe law to
become printed and cnown.
y. To. a bom did yon make your applica
tion? ' f - v-
..-A. I went lo Mr. Thompson, to Mr. Cobb,
to Mr. Brown, to Mr. Toucey, and to Mr.
Floyd each of them' -
Failing to make an impression upon, either
of the Secretaries, be called upon the Presi
dent, and thus details what transpired:
. ;I called tbe .President's; attention to thu
law, and told him that this work ought to be
given to practical men. He said. that the
cabinet had had this matter under considera
tion, aud as they had. acted upon it he did
not wish to interfere. I told bira that, in my
opinion, the cabinet 'had acted wrong; that
the law required fhchi -to give this work to
practical men. and they had given it to a man
who had no practical kuowledge of the busi
siness; I differed from their decision of the
law, and asked him if I could have the opin
ion of the Attorney General npon that law,
as he was the proper one to give me an opin
ion. Tie "raid I could., asked him how I
could get jt .He, said, 'Address, rae a com
munication iu writing giving your views, and
I will refer it to the Attorney General lor his
opinion; ia lb-it what you want? I said yes,
sir.' He said 'you ihall have it.' I prepared
a letter aud addressed it to the President, and
this I did at bis own suggestion. a
Question. Did you hand that, letter lo the
President in p- isou, or did yon send it to
him! . .. v,.-s "- . -.: f '
A. I sent il to hiiiu
Q. Did you see him alterwatds in relation
A. I did: after I sent it to ib President it
letnaiiitd some three weeks before I heard
anything froui it. I theu caused a note to be
addressed respectfully to bim, requesting
him to refer my c:ntmunicatiou, to the At
torney General.' A few days after that note
haI teen sut, I galled at Ihe Attorney Gen
eral's office, aud found my oiiginal letter to
the PresiJ'-nt there; I stsked the clerk to
shov it to me. and he did so; it had this in
dorsement, ou, it: Referred to the Attorney
General, but not for his opinion.' I called
Judge BlticVs attention to the Indorsement,
and he said to me, 'this is a strange indorse
ment: it mean'? nothing; I cannot give an
opinion; the President might as well have
kept the papr himsell; I will take the paper
back tohc President and have that indorse
ment chauged.' He did so." and a few weeks
after I called again awl saw the paper w ith
this second indorsement, as near as I can re
member the w ords:
As the ctbinet have had this matter under
censideraiion.-and have acted upon it, I de-
the President's own signiture, as I was iu-
formed': ' '
- . . . -- t
- The following was (be endorsement is tes
tified to afterwards by a clerk iu the Attor
ney General's office : "Referred to the At
nry General, though tie President docs not
intend to interfere with . the decision or ac
tion of the different heads of department in
the selection of book-biuder, the law having
expressly conferred this power upon tbcro. J.
B." The wifvess continued :
"I will s:.y here that I called upon the
President afu-r Judo Black informed me of
the first indorsement. He replied to me:
Vbv, I have sent your communication to
the Attorney General;' I said.'I am aware of
that, Mr. President, but the paper is indorsed
in such a way (hat the Attorney General can
not give an opinion.' 'Why. how is thatT
said he. I told him that it was indorsed:
Relerred to tlie Attorney General, but not
for bis opinion; says he, 'Is that so?' 'Yes.
sir, i replied 7 -now uo you Knows- -be
cause I have seen the paper myself;' be seem
ed to express surprise; 1 tnen asked mm it l
could still have the opinion of the Attorney
General; 'Yes,' he replied, I then said 'How
shall I get it? sb a It 1 go to Judge twacK ana
soy, as earning from you, that he can give me
his opinion?' He said 4 Yes, tell him I say so:
tell him to give you bis opinion in reference
to that law.' I called upon Judge Black and
informed him of what tbe President had told
me: he replied. 'Yon know, Mr..Pettibone, I
cannot give yoa tbe opinion except the re
quest is iu writing,' he also said, 'I will see
tbe President to day and asK turn aoout it.
and, if he authorizes mc to give yon an opin
ion, I will do so with pleasure. 1 called up
on Judge Black tbe uext day, and he told
me that he h:id seen tbe President, and the
President declined ia:erferriog; be Baid that
as the cabinet bad had this uihtter under con
sideration and had decided it, he declined in
terfering with it- After Judge Black inform
ed me what be bad said. I called upon tbe
President aud said tohim: Mr. President, did
I understand you aright? You assured me I
should have the opinion of Ihe Attorney
General upon a cei tain law; uow Judge Black
io forms me that you decline allowing bim to
give me such an opinion.7 lie says: 'lis in
formed yon correctly; I do decline
Question. Have you had auy further inter
views with the President and cabinet, lu re
lation to this matter, than those yoa have
stated? ; ....
Answer. Yes, sir, iiiqucntly I called
upon the President several limes, and upon
one occasion asked him if he would not speak
to Secretary Thompson, that I might have. a
portion of the work. He said be would. I
called upon Mr. Thompson some days after
wards, and asked bim if the President bad
said anything lo him about the matter. He
said '-Yes, but be did not request mc to give
you any work' Of course be did not give
me any. 1 theu said to Mr. Thompson, '"Sup
pose 1 should bring yon aline from the PresL
dent, would you give me Horns work to do?"'
He said he would. 1 then called npon the
Picsident ami asked him to give me a line to
Mr. Thnips?u, as I was sure be would give
me some work to do if I would bring a line
fioui bim. Tbe President raid, "Yes, sir. a
line from me would not ouly give you a por
tion of the work, but it would give you tbe
w hole of the work, if I choose to give yon
that line, but I do uot choose to give it'
That was an end of is, and I did not trouble
him any more.
Question, nave you, within the last three
years, made bids or proposals to do binding
tor th executive departments; and if so, to
which department did you make them?
A. In July, lS.i7. 1 made a proposition in
writingto the Department of the Interior,
proposing to do the binding for that depart
ment at thirty-three per cent, less than they
were then paying for it. In the mon'.h of
September lollowiug . I renewed my offer,
thinking, as I had not heard from it. that the
department, iu the multiplicity of its busi
ness, might have overlooked it ; and I made
the turtber proposition that, it they did not
think proper to accede to my former propo
sition, I would pay into the treasury, for the
use of tbe government, tbe sum ot ten thous
and dollars, provided tbey would give me
the contract, at tbe prices then paid, for
the binding of that one department alone
"b?oi Vteniber, 1857, to the 4th of March,
of tbe contract I would p'ay "that anlbuW'VJV
er to tue government tor tbe government s
use. ' . My object ' was to show to the
Secretary to strike bim forcibly at once
that it was a matter of some importance, of
some interest to tbe government. I thought,
perhaps, that tbe proposition of a redaction
of the price: thirty-three per cent, did not
strike litn as being a matter of much impor
anch :but 1 thought the sum of ten thousand
would certainly open bis eyes to some extent.
Q. Where cither of those propositions ac
cepted? ' . r '
- A. Tbey- were not accepted ; that is, the
Secretary never, condescended to totice
them.- ? ... : -.i - ...t ; J,.
! Q. Have you any estimate of tbe profits to
be derived from doing all the work lor all the
departments? , -
. A. Well, , sir, ' I- could safely say that It
'would be from 20 to 50 per cent. I should t
very glad now to take it at 50 per cent,' less
than they are paying for. jt, even at the pres
ent time.- - r t ., i ; i l f
Q. Are yoa speaking now ot tbe printing
for tbe executive departments?
A. Tbe printing and binding also. I made
a proposition ia writing, through tbe post of
fice, to General Bowman, I thiuk in January
last, to do all the printiog at 50 per cent, foss
rban allowed -under the printing act of 1852.
The printing being for. the executive depart
ments, aud the binding lot 33 per cent, less; I
"never got any answer frouihint for some rea
soned other. : ' I ',
Q. Do you know th probable amount of
. . . , a ... ' , 1. 3 t ... . -
CDC priUUHg aim oiuuiux iwr uic uejmi wueuia
for ayeat? j -.-.
A. They can make it almost -any amount they
ehoou; it deptnd$ entirely vpon Uie department.
They Caa' cot ont aa order at any time
tbey tbiak proper, and say that the exigen
cies of the department, or - tbe good of the
public Interest, requires that certain binding
or printing should be done, and it Is done. I
cannot say that I have examimed, critically
to ascertain the amount, but I should think
the binding, to tbe best of my knowledge,
would amount to $100,000 aBjbowj x apeak
of all the department,
Q. Do yon Include ihe printing?
A. No, sir f
- Q. How mach would tbe printing amount
A I do oot know; I bave not examined
that subject very closely, not ao closely as I
have tbe binding, becouse that isuunder tbe
control of the Superintendent of Public
Printing. - -
Q. Is the printing as urge an item as tbe
binding? , M'-fV.-'. 7I YJ
AO! tbe printing is a much larger item.
I offered to do the whole ot tbe executive
printing at 50 per cent. less than the law of
ther 2Gth of August; 1852, allowed. -I offered
tbsjt to MxA Bowman since bis election aa pubt
lie printer; and independent of doing it for
50 per cent. less. I expected to make my pro
fit out of that. And I proposed to do the
binding of all tbe executive departments at
33J per cent, less than he receives for it now.
In other words, I proposed to take 6C per
cent, for ray part, giving bim 33 per cent.,
he expending no capital at all, being at no
expense, whatsoever. '
Q, And you sav you eipecl' d to make a
fair profit after that? 1
- A. I expected (o makti my profit after that,
of course. I bave considerable experience in
this matter, and have long beeu a contractor
with the government for its executive print
ing previous to the printing act coming into
operation. J did it for some 8 or 10 years
from 1841 or 1842 to 1852. Under tbe con
tract system I bad the principal pnrt of the
executive printing pretty much all.
Q. Tbe law fixes the prices tor ill this work
the binding and priuting for the executive
departments does it not!
A. Ao, eir: just what the department chootet to
pa i for the executive binding; whatever they choose
to maKe out the ouu jor, y iney approve inem,
they pay. The law fixes the price for the
printing, bat not for the executive binding.
The price is fixed for the con --ssional bind
ing, the binding of the congressional docu
ments. When I referto the executive print
ing, I refer to all the printing of the executive
departments, iucluding the post office blank".
Q. Iucluding t he fat and lean, as it is called?
A. Yes, sir; the fat and the lean, every
thing together. The printing is a much larger
item than the binding, and the departm? .Is can
male it almost a profitable as the." yfete.
We call especial attention to tbe above
testimony of Mr. Pettiboss.' It give us an
insight, not only into the mode .f distributing
public plunder, but into the hypocritical and
Tascillaling character of Mr. Bccuaxax. Let
us ak ihe reader again to turn to the shift
iug and shuffling of the President ia this
matter of ruling and binding. Does it not
show that the object was not to consult either
the law or the public interest, but to ply to the
best advantage, the corruption fund arising out of
the Execttive printing and binding, the prices
of whicb, instead of being regulated and
limited by law, were just what the President
and the Departments might see proper to
make (hem t There was no effort to discredit
the testimony of this witness, except by an
endeavor to show that he was mistaken in
his etafemeut of the first indorsement by the
President and its erasure on the letter refer
red to the Attorney General; but even that
statement was not positively refuted. On tho
contrary, his reputation for honesty was sus
tained y Dr. S. B. Blaxcuabd; by W. F
Baylt, a stationer; by V. Biakchard, a
bookseller; and by other witnesses living in
Washington; all of w hom bad known bim for
We here bring our extracts to a close for
to-day. We shall continue them, and in tbe
meantime we defy any friend of the Buch-axax-Breckixripos
administration to dis
prove any of the damning focts thus brougVt
Erata.' Ia the article about' Ilon.'W. H.
Sxekd in Saturday's Patriot, the types made
us say "lie thought Mr. Sxeed may regard it,'
&c We wrote it "Although Mr. Sxeed," ie.
In another part of the article for "little ec
tional strife" read 'bitter sectional strife."
"Letter from Arkansas,
i . ' ' Fort Smith, Arx., Sept, 7, 18C0.
Messrs. Editors: Knowing that abroad,
Arkansas is considered too thoroughly dem
ocratic, and too strongly united in political
scutiment, to admit of a doubt that she will
give Breckinridge and Lane a latge majority
in the coming Presidential election, I have
concluded to write you (his letter simply for
tbe purpose of telling you what tbe political
signs of the times are here npon the frontier;
from whicb you can form your own conclu
sions , as lo what the result may possibly be.
On the 20.h of last month, according to
published notice, Gen. Thomason and Dr.
Taylor, (ho Bell and Breckinridge electors,
addressed the citizens of this place; and Sol
omon F. Clark, Esq., al?o spoke in behalf of
the Douglas wing of (he democracy. : Gen.
Thomason spoke first, and for an hour and a
half rivited the attention of the audience,
and by his eloquence el'cited the greatest
applause, particularly so while vindicating
Bell and Everett from the fool charges that
had teen made against them by some of the
editors of little 8x10 democratic newspapers
in this section of country, wbo have more
zeal than judgment or capacity to do justice
to a political opponent; and when bespoke
of tbe greatness of our Union, and appealed
to them to resist any and every attempt to
destroy if," it was plain to be seen that a ma
jority of those present were ready and will
ing to seies the Bell rope to sonnd their re
sponse to the call. , , ' .
- Dr. Taylor spoke next, but, without at
tempting to give either the substance or style
of bis speech, it is sufficient to say that his
own parly frieuds admitted publicly that he
was a' poor speaker and unable to cope with
Gen. Thomason, and tbe Douglas men are not
behind any others in ridiculing bis; effort.
Tbe Dr. is, perhaps, a very clever gentleman,
and is said , to be a good physician, having
formerly teen a professor In some medical
college Ju Iowa or other North-western Stale;
but it seems that bis friends have mistaken
bis speaking talents; and have placed bim, at
least for the present, in an unenviable posi- j
tion, and ono which some of them already re
gret that be occupies. , ,!
, Clark, although capable of making & bet
ter speech than tbe Professor, bad to wait
until tbe people were tired oat; and having
Bell and Em-ell pariynto?a.w?e?,tbc
the middle of his speech and finish it after
night; but, unfortunately, it rained too hard
for tbe people to turn oat, and consequently
tbe balance of that speech was not delivered
here. But I am inclined to think that Mr.
Douglas would not bave gained another vote
more if it bad not rained, and Clark had got
Jea to the end of his story."; ' " i
. C-.'bU time bur opponents seem to bave
become discouraged, and not only have but
little to say against the constitutional union
candidales, bat some ot them admit, that they
will get a; large, vote here, and that they
would not object to seeing (them 'elected.
Under these, circumstances we have 'become
encouraged, and already count tbe electoral
vofef;-ftbis ''State, when enumerating tb$
Stateslhat will probably go for Bell and Ev
erett. " Douglas will get some votes here, but
I am of the opinion that Breckinridge is-yet
the stronger of the two . i .f
Hoping that the result may be as indicated
by the foregoing signs, J remain. :
Yours, 4c, Abkaxsa. .
a pea anus in noMrttoa avn Datyld-
llcssrs. Haywood, nouae and MiOico, candtdataa fo'
Elector to the Eujhih CoogreaBional, 0tricl, will 4-
drew their foUowitiaena a follows :
""""" " ' " ROBlIrr8oy COCSTf " "
Cedar Hill --,..,,.
,.Moaday, September it
. ' l
Goodlettmtle. ........... Thursday, ptrBbr 20
Hmuey's Wor i'.i .FrMay, i ' ui
Tom rutrris', (5th district).. tfaturday, ' J XJ
Tuacaluaa. . . . Manrtay, " , 24
- - .
"tleaara. Taj lor. IVliittliortie, and
- . , Wat teraon. .
ToeoUowing list of aroiutmcnts !m lx-n sgT'l
npon; for Messrs. Taylor Whiuboraf , d ritnrsaK
candidates for Elector for the f-tate arlarg, i wb"ch
times and places the y will le vU-aseit i to nsr-et rr
aUUreas the people. It wiH be s"n that number of
counties have bwn oiiiYiteT.' ThlTVas uiSvoiJabloJ"
owing to the want of time:'
Iewiburg, Marshall countr. Meiid.iv fVetmfxr 24
Columbia, Matuy -county ,.Tue-Uty . rjopiuiiiW 2i. I
Onvrertrte, tlictuuaa cauil..U'ineo.lnv( Srti:;. J.
laouea, rerry county, mursaav, hept. 27.
Perryville, llecatur countr, Fritter, Cept. 23.
Lexington, Ueojersou cuuoty, Saturday, Sej.t. 29.
Jacksun, Madison, county, Moudny, lA t. L T ,
Bolivar, Hardenuta couiiiy.TuffdaytUct. 8. ?
SamerviUe, Fayatte oomity, WeduiilLiY , OeC A ,
Memphis, tshelby county, Thursday, Oct. 4.
Covington, Tiptoa county, Saturday, Uct. 6.
Brownsville, Ilayvrond county, Monday, Oct7s.
Ripley, Lauderdale county, Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Dyereburg, Dyer county, Wednesday, Oct. lo. , '
Troy, Obion county, Thursday, OctH. i
Dresden, Weakley inty) Friday, Oct. 12.
Paris, Henry county, Saturday, 6et. 13.
Camden, Benton county, Monday, Oct. 1-5. - ,
Waverlcy, Humphry cimiity, Tuesday, Oct. 1(T '
Charlotte, Pinon county, Wednesday, Oct .IT." - t
Nashville, Davidson county, Friday. Oct. lu.
Frauklia, Willi-inisoa county, Monday, Oct. 22. ''
Murlrnrtilxiro, Rutherford county, Tuesday, t. 23.
(;allutiu,rnmner oottnty, Thursdiiy; Oet. 2j.
IjCsyette, Uacoa county, Friday, Oct. 26. . . .
Carthage, S'mUh county, Saturday, Oct. 27.
ssmithville, DoKalb county, Monday, Oct. 2l.
Cookeville, Putnam county, Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Sparty, White county, Wednesday, Oct. SI.
McMinnvillP, Warren county, Thursday, Nv." 1 v
Manchester, Coffce county, Friday, Not. 2.
ftreeklnrtdxe lu Vermout. '
The N. Y. AVtr. democrat, remarks npon
the Vermont election :
Certainly no Democratic administration
has ever been subjected to so humiliating a
disgrace as in Vermont. The entire Breck
inridge vote in tbe Slate is lex than fifteen
hundred, while the regular Democratic vote
is fourteen thousand ! In many ot tbe towns
the Breckinridge men failed to poll a single
vote, lo fact they were nowhere !
We commend these facts to the citizens of
New York. The same fate awaits the Breck
inridge ticket here, if kept in the field, that
it met last wctk in Vermont, and last month
Breckinridge Doixgs. A large crowd,
about halt of whicb were Bell and Everett
men, assembled at Metropolitan Hall, even
ing before last, to hear a speech from "Extra
Billy." But '-Extra" was not forthcoming.
The Hon. John Kerr, of North Carolina, be
ing in the city, was cjlled out, and enter
tained the Breckinridgers for about an hour
or more. Mr. Kerr is an able man. and a
high-toned, honorable gentleman, and made
a speech on Tuesday evening, which was the
best, the fairest and the most manly we have
heard on his" side of the question. He de
clared it was ridiculous to accuse John Bell
of unsoundness ou the slavery question, and
asserted that it would be folly for the South
ern States to secede from the Union in the
event of Lincoln's election. Altogether, Mr.
Kerr's speech was a highly creditable effort,
but tailed io give satisfaction, we suspect, to
many of the rampant Breckinridgers. Bich
CiX sot br Denied that the celebrated and iopular
medjeiaes of Dr. i. A. Weaver, far surpasses all other
remedies for humors and clirocic complaints. AH ever
the country people are advertising this fact. If they
are truly as good as they are. said to be (and there is
no reason io doubt), they are truly a blessing to suffer
ing humanity. ' ' ' ' aag20-daw4w
Country dealers visiting our city will boar iu mind
that W. W. Berry & Demoville, Rains k. Brown, Ewin,
Pendleton & Co.'s are the stores to find pure and genu
ine drugs, and such staple and genuine medicines as
Perry Davis' Pnin Killer, Dr. Richardson's Sherry Wine
Bitters and Dr. Weaver's C.uiUer and Salt Rheum Syr
up and Cerate. Auy druggist dealing iu such pure and
good medicines must pnper,aud lo use them warrants
health. " : aiig20-dAw4w
. . Dr. Si, O. Richardson's Siikri:- Vis Bittkks. Phar
macuetical Preparation, by a regularly educated Phy
sician is one of the most pleasant and valuable tonics
of the day. Persons recovering from protracted Ill
ness, or faerie who, at this particular season ( the
year, are subject to Jaundice, Habitual Constipation, or
any disease arising from a disordered Stomach, Liver
or Bowels, wilt And in the Sherry tVine Bitters a frieud
more to be desired than gold. - - ; . .
Sold by W. AT. Berry & Demnville, Ewin, lvndli tt.n
& Co., and Ruins & Blown, NusliviIle,T mi.' ;
Corn, . Flour, t&c. :
QAA BAfi3 prime Com;
OUU 350 bags Flour;
. . . 400 barrels Flour, (varuma brands,)
In store and for sale very low by
scptl7 . HUGH McCUEA S, CO.
ziU 20 Blue Crrss do;
20 " Orchard Grass do:
20 " ' Herds Grass do;
In store and for saie low by
8eptl7 HUGH MiCREA & CO.
WE will pay tho highest market price for Feathers,
Beeswax, Gensanp, Dried Fruit, Lard, etc., iu
cither Cash or Groceries. :
sepl7 car HUGH McCREA i CO.
l'Io?iiig Salccf tamaged CIotLing and Dry
Goods. OX Monday Evening, Sept 17,t early Gas light,
Benj. V. bhielibi 4; Co., will Sell in their front rooms
the remainder of the stock damaged by the lam tire on
Market street. - - - -
WU1 be added an invoice of -'Cut Stocit," to close
lots. - UKNJ. F. SHIELDS St CO.,
. septl7-ll . opposite ssewauee Hoiis.
Desirable llcustliold acd Rllclicn Fnrhilnre
ON Tliursdav Morning, September tho 20th, at 10
o'clock, Benj. F. Shields & Co., will sell at the res
idence of Miss Toupet, No. 23 North Vine street, near
the r-tate Capitol, tbe entire contents of Parlors, Cham
bers, Halls, Dining Room and Kitchen, consisting in
part of rich Tapettry, Carpetings, 3 ply Ingrain ditto,
Hail and Mair ditto. Rugs and Durggets. Lace and Mus
lin Curtains , Oil Cloths, Brocatile :satm covered and
Hair seat Chairs, Mirrors, Rich Silver Plated Ware;
Table, China, Glass aud Cutlery; Feather BeusjI'iUowa,
Moss and otber Mattrasses, Cooking Stoves, etc.
Terms, cash on delivery.
BENJ. F. fmiLP.3 k. CO.,
HAVING been appointed and qualified as Adminis
trator of the estate of David Smiley, sr., dee'd.,
all persons having claims against said estate are noti
fied to tile them with mo within the time required by
law or they will be forever barred; and all persons in
debted to the same are hereby required . tocuiuiu for
ward and make payment... - .
E. C. DRAKE,
eepl4-lin - Adm'r of David smiley, sr.
i , . For.October. ! :
. Peterson's Ladies' National Magazine; j '
Arthur's Home Magazine; i
Just received hy F.HAGAN i CO., .
supUi - . ..College sircot.' . ,
. e. w. iowiAii..?..I..it.-..,.4l1..."'. - w.u.iucs.
MORGAN &; WALIA;CE,
, 7. -. " riEALERs'iN" ; j ;' ;
LadiCa? aud Gentlemen's Fine
ALSO i ,
Trunks, Vali ses & Carpet Hags,
NO 16 PUBLIC SQUARE,
. (At Caltiouu's Old Stand,)
-.- Nashville Tennessee;
septlo-tf i . i. !
A Good Investment. .'
I AM now ofTering for sale, thn place on wlach t re
side, situated ou theGallatin Pike, about two miles
from the city of Nashville, containing S acres of rich
land ,four of which are iu ahigh state of cultivation s
vegetable "garden, in which there are Asparagus and
Pie Plaut beds, aud quite a number of excellent Fruit
Trees. The improvements cousist 'of a neat frame
dwelling house with kitrheu, stable, crib, cow shed, k e.
I am determined to sell and will offer this place ut a
great bargain. For further particulars applv to
... . J. M1LL1K0N. - -
septlt-lia . r ' j ;-. ? i No 64 College istreet. .
' NASHVILLE1 THEATBK
MCELLER & EVERETT... v,...MAoaar
"nondar.EveuiDg, Sfpt. 17, i860, . .
.".-V. THE II O B B E 11 Sv 1
Song.'...'.,;. ,'; .y... .'..';. .;.. ....Miss? Anna Peanlnu,
- To oooclude with the uiusk-at comedy,' A Svig "Ao
Ww.tr.:..:-i . eeptl7
DR. F. A. .KUEFFNER,
Pliy tilclan ana Snrueoii,
r,i.'Jto.U.(Bp sun) Caar;t-;ashville,Tcijn,''-ci i
OfBra boura until A. M., between 1 and t P". M "and
betweea 7 and S P. AL , . , 4
ir- lira. Merluj- Lippie, rtllatterphia, Pa.,
ad Drs. Cpari A: Kiiitr, Lulu? uie, Jty. -i . ;
KdnHi'hihu Stm fire Department mAitf Vt
j ;.' j Synrm .
&c. 1. Btii enacted y tie City Council f -YaJkatCe,
That a Steam Fire Department under a iid system, b
Mtetiy eblisiicduDEtstiiig ot' not ure thaa Bve
comiaiiie8, to be orgaui2r J from time to tituo as Hi
su-am Fire Lmriues are onlervd and obtained.
- Str:1. When-three-or-m-jre cotapaBies ihall Lava
been orpuiizud under this law, a Chief Jjf ineer auall
betiecte-1 by the City OLiint:il, who thali bul.i bis ofllce
tvr the term uf ouo eaf , auJ until his siv-cesaur fchaU
be eleetod and quailllud uud-T the provisions H the
c!iaf ler of the city trail this act. Ii" shall g-:ve bond.
v it u approved security, iu tue pJiaI Fum uf twenty
tlve hundred dullard, conditioned upn tne faithlul dis
cmtrg4 of aU duties now or hivai1ur imposed upon
him. Ue chatl have the power to nominate for tiwt
concurrence of tbe City l ouncil, tho Pipe Director,
Privates and Hostlers tor each -company , sobjec to re
moval lor any neglect of duty, prodded. That iu the
absence of suc!h eiheor,r antil he is elected, tbe May
or sbail make such appointments and the City Mar&hal
shstt perlorui such i her duties as are required of SHid
Chief tugineer uutd Uo is elected and qualdied, wilh
CHit iwinpensation .
Vo. i. J U iatiThaTi-aU Ccmp3nyof said de
ixuttii.'ut shall consist of one tugine two pipe direc
tors, two privates and one hoUer.
- -Sec. 4. Beit cmacted, That the I-Ji'r.iipersorcachcoin-IKinytuallbe
appointed by tbe M.tyor, two-thirda of
ttie City Couueh otincttrrun:, when in accordance with
tho provisions of this law cumpaiiKs, are organized,
aud shall hold thuir oUices for one year, or untd thotr
uciesaora aro qualified, aad fchail Jive boud in the ps
u;d sum of lifteen hundred dollars, couditioued lor the
faithful discharge of their duties. .- s
Sec; 5.- Be it enacted, That the Engineer, except
when on duty at fires, shaU be constautiy present at
the Engine House of thvir respective companies, and
.shall keep their engines la order tor service, and aee
that the Tenders, liuse aud Horses are kept in tlie same
condition. ; j ;
Sec. . Be it enacted. That for aegioct of duty on tho
lwrt of the Chief or Company Engineers, the Mayor
shall report Uiora as other city otucers to tbe City
.Sec. 7. Be it enacted. That all vacancies that may oc
cur iu this deiiarliueuffchaU be supplied in the same
manner as Ls provided (br the appouuuont of said offi
cers by this act.
See. . Be it enacted, That all persons employed in
this department shall be tree white males over twenty
oue years of aye, aud cuizuus of the United iatea,and
of sober habits.
Sec. B. Be it enacted. That any person employed or
a)iiointtMt in this department found disguised' by in-
loxiuauug liquors snail be expelled from the same by a
two-thirds vote of the City Council. -
.Sec. 10. The Chief Engineer shall receivo as com
pensation for his services one thousand dollars, paya
ble quarterly. The Company Engineers each seven
hundred dollars, payable quarterly. Tne Pipe Direc
tors sis hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly.
Each Private four hundred dollars per annum, payable
monthly. The Hostlers four hundred dollars por an
num, payable mouthly; and that the hostlers shall be
the drivers on aU occasions when the engines are re
moved from their respective houses, and perform any
oilier duties that may be required of them.
Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That each and every
othcer and private member of this department, (aa
enumerated iu section three,) snail be required to give
their entire time, both nighL and day, to the duties of
lueir respective omcca.
.Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That there shall la ad
dition to the above number, be appointed two Uoeomeu
to each Company, whose duty shall be to attend all
tiros, and shall perform such duties as may be required
of them by the pipe men, for wbich services they shall
receive tnu sora ettch ot twelve dollars and any cents
pormontU. , R. B. CHEATHAM,
. President Board of Aldermen. .
IRA P. JONES,
- President Board of Cou&cilmen.
". N. Hollixoswokth, Mavor.
- Attest, - ' - W. A. GLENN,
Approved July 29th, 1860. septlS
.- , .... . . AN ACT
To amend an act entitled an act to organize a Seam Fire
jMpnrtment under a Paid System, pasted HQik July,
Sec. I. Beit enacted by the City Council, That the or
ganization of each steam tire Company shall consist of
the following: One Company Engineer, one Flretuau,
one urst and oue second Pipcnian, one nrst aud oue Fec
und Hose man, as provided for in said act. Tho tire.
man second driver shall receive the salaries provided
for the privates in said act, and the position ot private
is hereby dispensed with.
Sec. 2. Be it enactod. That it shall further be the du
ty of the Chief Engineer to superintend the woole Fire
ilepartiuent; sec lhat each man docs his duly accord.
ing to law, and report all failures upon tbe part of
members of any Company to perform their duty to the
Mayor and Committee on Fire Department. He shall
ni'ike all purchases of provisions for horses, and all
such other articles as may be found necessary for the
Departnient, and report every month to the City Coun
cil all or his transactions, and attend at an Ores and di
rect the whole department in such manner aa wtU most
etlcctuauy suppress the Ore, and shall furnish the City
Council with bis report with duplicate voucher lor all
expenditures of niouev made by him.
R. B. CHEATHAM,
President Board of Aiderinea.
- IRA P. JONES, .
'' ' :' ' . '" President Board of Count ilinen.
!v X. IlouJNoswoinff, Mayorr - -
Attest) i TV. A. fiLENX, ;
Approved AugUil 23, 1SG0 .. .. : seutl3
. AN ACT '
Tv siijpreis Barytary and Artoa triihin Ike CiCy, send to
prevent tlie yimng of jaiseaiorius at ttrc.
Sec. 1. Beit etiarted by the City CtmncH of Saskoitle,
That hereailer the Mayor, when he deems it necessary,
may oner a reward, not exceeding five hundred dollars
for the apprcheiisiou and couvicuou of any person of
Burglary cr Arson withm the limits of the city -said
reward to specify within what time the apprehension
of said person is to be made.
SX. 2. Beit further cMncted, That the torm Arson,
used in the Urst section of this act, means the same tut
dt lined bv the 40oo 7-8 aud 4670 7 isi sections of the
Cudo of Teiinesst. i
Sec. 3. Be il further enacted, Tliai it shall be unlaw
ful for any person willfully or maliciously to give i
liilse akum of tire within the city, and for each and ev
ery cilence shall rorleit aud pay a Due or liny dollars,
one-half to the ituormaut and im- other to tho city.
Sec. 4. Be il further enacted. That tho Mayor shall
have this act with all other eeu. ral laws hereafter
passed, published in two of tho city papers of the must
extensive uailv circuutlioo-.
R. B. CIIEATHAM.,
.-' '. President Board of Alderm"D.
IRA P. JONEs,'
. President Board of Councilincn .
N. HoLUxeswoRTH. Mayor. :
Attest - W. A.CLEN.VJ
- , . - Recorder.
' Approved July 26, IStiO 1 - -' teptU
7b Licence Jenny
IMes, Ten Pin Al
See A. Beit enacted by the City Council of Xashrilie
That the owner or owners of each and every Jenny Lind
or Billiard Table. Ten Pin Alley, within the limits of
the city, and kept fur the purpose of public amuse
ment , shall pay to tlio Recorder of said city, annually
lor tiie use of ihe cil v, on tbe first two tweuty-Qve dol
lars each, and ten dot lars on the remaining number of
Jenny Liud and Billiard Tables or Ten Pin Alleys owued
bv him or them, and shall also nay tho Mayor and Re
corder each thu sum of one dollar for the issuance of
every license issued under this act; Provided, That no
license shall be legalized nor granted hereby for I'm
Pool Tables, but that any person playing that game or
allowing tho same to be played on his premises, shall
iirxm conviction before the Recorder, be fined in the
sum of u-n dollars lor each and every offence: Provided
further, That it shall be unlawful ror any person to keep
anv rMiootinff Gallery in the limits of the city, aad any
tier son keepina tlie same shall be lined the sum of
twenty-live dollars for every day he or they may keep
thesaine. v. H. iiuk-,
Pres't pro tern Board of Aldermen,
. IRA P. JONES, .
Pres't Board of Counciunen.
S. N. Houo-VtiS worth, Mavor.
Attcot - W. A. GLENN', Recorder.
Approved July 13, 1860. - .. aepllS-lw
Proved Amendments to tin City Charter.
The Lrgidature at its last session passed an Act tf which
the following is a portion:
See. 5. At the next annual election for Mayor and Al
dermen and Council, the voters who are in favor of tbe
election of said officers for a term of two years, shall
put the words, "Term of OfHeers for two years," on
their tickets, and if a majority of all the votes polled
shall bo iu favor of the election of said officers for a
term of two years, then and thereafter the charter of
the city of Nashville shall be so amended, and said
election shall be held accordingly, and, ; t i! i
See. 6. Thereafter tho qualiticalion for Mayor and Al
dermen and Councilmen, shall be citizenship and resi
dence within the city of Nashville for two whole years
next preceediug the election, aud no other.
sept 13-1 w . . .-. ., , , . . -. : . .. ' ' .
Wc-owLnetl cit. -I Vitli, .
THE Tennessee Coffee and Dining Hall." All the good
things of the season will be kept constantly on
hand. ..... .. - ; ... . . J. T. BIGGS. -
St plll-tf . . -
Come at Last.
" '-rr1'""- - K
. ,'. No. 11 31arket Street,
Has just received', """ - j
bO bale Hay !
, ;. &0 bales Fodder: .. f ....
.. : , , SOO bagsOals; . i "
; x- , bas Bran j ' I
7 seirtlrt-tf 100 bat,a Meal.
Chancery Sales for Saturday,
:oT October i 6th, 1: 1860. j v
Nnfr to lake place u Ik Chancery Court Eoom, at Oxtrt
luiuse, in Ihe order of (At advertitemenU below, and to
Jbe'marrcd at 19 Cluck precisely.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of Young It Carson ra. B
Lanier, 1 wiU Bell at the Court-house ia Nashville, on
Sattrday, October 0th, ltojO; a certificate for loo shares
of stock, issued by the Hopkins, Mastodon Coal Jt Iron
Mining and Manufacturing Company. Tbe said shares
bc-rae tlOO each, and the nert.SVaie No. 819.
. Tertus cash. . , J. E. Gl-KAVES, C. M.
eept5-ld 4., . -, .L-' , -'
'".:''"" - - -'-',' " '.': :
PCRSCANT io a decree cf tha Chancery- Court at
Nashvilie, in tho case of Barrow- aud Liodsley,
Adm'rs. ot lw. Shelby i- B. Soowden and others, 1
will sell at the Court-house, in Nashville, on SatunUy,
OetUier Ck, 1")0, 3 Lots on Woodland street, in Ede
Ortld,aO by 170 each, aad kJ"WO aa No. 99, W and i4,
on the piaa. j t j . i I .? - ; '
Ttaaa. 6, 12, IS and 24 months' credit, with Inter,
es from day ol sale and without redempt ion. Nolee
with approved security reonired sod lien retained.
gepi-ids . t- E- GIXAVES, C k U. ;
i. , T" . . - I . .
PrRSTANT to a -decree of the Chancery Coort at
Nashville, in tbe case est Irby Morgan, Admin ls
ir;..r Ac. of Miles W. Atkisson . beirs and credl-
tors of said AtkLsun, I will ell at the Court House ta
Nashville, on Saturday; Octitxr , l"e0, (JU Atkisstm
house and IU on WaoilUind street, ia Edgefield. Lot T2
bv 144. -
: Tt iar-o. 13, a.-i4 18 mooihs crdtt, with JWerart.
Sseurtty requires aaa lien reiamea
- J. E.6IJAro,C-tf.
PCRSL'ANT td a decree oi the Chaorvy Caort a
Nashville, la the case J Chark H. Lesaear
lMTid B. Hicks and others, I will sail, .Sotenio. Oc
tober 6, 1500, at the Court House ia Nashville, Ae'Hickt
koue and lot en Woodland street, ia lulidjreld. The k
has a front of 161 M feet, and rons back 1T0 feet to aa
alley, and is made up of lots Nua. 12, 13 aad 14, ia uw
plan of dlviskta. Th lznproveiaenia ar sew aad of
goadstyl. . .... . .
liiM.-i e, ii, isanu jet mu&Ui crean, wiut nuareu,
and sale without redemptioD. The purchaser Id give
griod pwsonai sscariry, a&d a Ilea to be retained.
PCR3CAXT to a dnree of tbe Chancery Court at
Nashville, ia tlKFrae of Wm. . bwludell we. So-
B.M Uillr 1 Will 4t-.ll B lUm. TI ... - in Vl.vllL
" 44.4-s , . H .4. 1 IUT T 414 4 444 I . ,
ua Suiurda?, October 6, 1S60, tw hU e Woodiand
ttreu in Edegfteld, 60 by 144 fneA each, and being kW
No. i and 13, in McRubrrM and Mahe plan (See book
21, page 88.)
Terms SaOO cash ca each lot. and for the residue of
the porchiioo money a credit of a, 12 and IS months,
without interest.- bcuriijr required and lien retained.
e.l5-t4- ..., . J. E. GLEAVES, C k U.
lrtSCANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
. Nashville, ta the case of G. S. Shumaa m. Joha
Flvnn. I wUli I, at the Court House io Nashville.
on Saturday, October 6, 1SG0, neon mmam named
Patsef, and also the unexpired least of Ue house md
lot, tnontiooed in the pleadings. This is understood to
be a lease of the house and lot at the intersect ion of
the Gallatin and the Whites' Creek Turnpikes, In Edae-
Beld, which is to expire on the 1st January, lboi
Terms of this sale ca.-n.
ept6-tta J. E. CLEAVES. C. ft Ta.
PCR3CANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, la the case of C. W. Nance and J. IL
McDonald vs. W. IL Crosthwait. I will Bell, at tbe court
House in Nashvilie, en Saturday, October 6, I860, let
o the Marfreesborv Turnpike, known as No. &, In Ir
win i piaa. t root 43 rt wide, rear ai, ataea us ana
Tkrks , 12 and 13 atonthe. without interest. Se
curity requin! and liea retained, and saUe free hroM
ntS-tda J. E. GLEAVE8, CAW.
PCRSCANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of HI L Wood. h. John
Longhurst, I will sell, at tbe Court House in Nashville,
oi Saturday, October , 1800, lot So. 17, ia the plan of
Tejub 4 months credit, without interest. SecurltT
reqired and lico refined.
septa-td J. E. GLFJtVW, CAM.
PURSCANT to a decree of tbe Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of Andrew Johnston ta. Da
vid M. Allen, and is aceordanra with an mniM.t
entered into by the parties Uilorerted. I will aril at
tbe Court House In Naabvule, on Saturda, October
18d0, Vacid M. Alien's skop oa AfoHbet street, south of
Broad; lot SO feet by 114. This Drouertv can b hofiwht
for less than the coat of the house. Sale absolute, and
a credit of T, 12, II and 24 months, with interest, and
free from redemption Security required, and ilea re
J. E. QLSATES, C St. M.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Ctiaacery Cswrt at
Nashville, in the caee of Hiram Vauehn. Admlnte-
trator of M. McNaliy , deceaoad. . heir and creditor.
of said M. McNaliy, I will Bell, at the Court House ia
aahvuie, on Saturday, October 0, 1M0, the house soul
lot of the McXally estate, oa Cherry street, south of
uroaa, wnicn was assignea to tne wstow as tier dower.
till being tale of the property, subject to Mrs. Jfc.Vai-
ty s ire ruim tn same.
Tkkms eand 12 mouths credit, with interest: pur
chaser lo give note w ub saltctory aecarity , and liea
to ne retainea.
eept-td J. C C LEAVES, C kit.
PURSUANT to a decree af the Channery Court at
Nashville, tn the case of John Mallory er. Juaiah
Mallory and others, I will aeU, ot Saturday, October 0,
1800, at the Court House in Nashville, the following
valuable property, to wit: The Mallory residence on
South Cherry street, with 104 feet of around (aext to
Mallory street) ntt itched. The remainder of this piece
oi property, liv leei, aivtaea into lot. On lot of 1US
feet rront oa eouth College street.
Terms 1, 2 and d years credit, with interest, (em
ctpt as to cash to pay costs and eynset, which aU be
collected on house lot.) purchasers to give notes with
satisfactory security, and liea lo be retained.
. aeptd-tds J. E. GLEATES, a ft M.
PURSUANT to a deeree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of Wo. Fox and wife ta.
Frank and Riley Row ton, I will sell, at the Court House
in NashviUe, on Saturday, October 0, 1800, house and
lot on Lebanon lurnpHx, in South Nashville. Lot has
a front of 40 feet.
Tbcms 1 and years credit. Notes to bear tutor ret,
and to be payable in Rank Security required aad
epto-tds J. S. QI JUTES, C ft M
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in tbe ease of Samuel Gar lord, exeeutor
of John D. Gaylord, deceased, rs. Hoi en M. Geylord, I
will sail, at the Court House in Nashville, on Saturday,
October 0, 1&00, two lots on Odlege street, extended each
60 feet front, and knowa aa low No. & and 30, J. W.
Tsaas l and 3 years credit, with intsreet, Notes,
With good security, required, and lien retained.
septa-Ids " J. K. GLEAVES, C ft M.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of F. Tomes. Jr., ta. Henri
etta C. Tomes and others, I will sell, at the Court House
in NashviUe on Saturday, October 6, 1S80, loft tio. 130
and 107 in the Eu-ing Addition.
Tebjo 0, 12, is and 24 months credit, without In
terest, and free from redemption. Notes, with secu
rity, payable in Bank, required of the porchaser, and
liea to be retained.
sept5-tds J. B. GLEAVES, C. ft VL
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashvilie, in the case of TV. B. Bayless and EL A.
Gleaves t. Joha DeCamp, I will sell, at tbe Court House
in Nashville, en .Saturday, October t, 1800, two lots on
JSwing Avenue, in Kwing's Addition, each 82 1 by 13a
feet, and known aa kits 162 and 143 in the plan.
Tsaxs 0, 13 and 18 months credit, with interest,
and without redemption. Security required, and ilea
septA-lds J. E. CLEAVES, C. ft U.
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PURSUANT to a decree or tbe Chancery Court at
Nashville, iu tbe case of p. W. Maxey ft Co., and
others, creditors of Stewart ft Owen e. Stewart ft
Owen, I wiU sell at the Court House ia Nashville, i
.naturaay, October a, I860, Lot .No. 29, in plan of liar
Factory property, (Lot 43 by 160 feet) and being the
same Lot neretoiurv sold to btewart a Owen Dy AL.
Tkrms 6, 13and 18 months, with Interest and with
out redemption. Security required and lien retained.
J. 8. GLEAVES. C M.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court al
Nashville, In the case of Joshua D. Spain, vs. Philip
Well-in, I will sell at tbe Court House ta Nashville, on
Saturday. October 6, I860, tbe property of tbe defend
ant, Mai v in, situated at the corner of Broad and Mo
Nairy streets, West NashviUe. Lot SO feet by 174.
Tkkms Sole free from redemption, and purchase
money to be due in two equal payments, and on lat
April 1801 , and 1st April 1802, with intereai. Security
required and lien retained.
. J. E. G LEAVE!?, C. ft U.
FURSUANT te a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashvilie, is the rase of Wm. Jordan, ec Ehud Gower
and others, I will sell to the highest bidder at the
Court House in Nashville, on Saturday, October , I860,
the tract of land belonging to Ehud Gower, lyuix is
W . luouy .vuaj j 44444 . w 1 1 1 444 4. . o 4-. 4 wiwiwwi 4b.
Tkkms aoo cash, and residue to be due on the 1st
September 1802, without interest. A bid ef $3600 for
tbe whole has been made by Dr. a G. Ham peon, and
the property will be started at his bid. Note with
good security required of the purchaser aad lira to
be retained. j.c uuAVt&usa.
PCBSTAXT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville in the case of Wm. Mauldin, Guardian, ftc.,
rs James M. Sneed and others, 1 will sell at the Court-
House in Nashvilie, e Saturday, October 9th, 1800,
Tract of 30 Acres of Land, some s miles from this
City, In Civil District No. 8.
Tkkms: a. 12, is ana 24 monins witnotrt interest.
The biddiuas to commence at t40 per acre. Good securi
ty required end lien retained. 1100 required in cash.
J. fc. tLKAtfe?S V St St.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, in the case of Geo. D. Hamlet t es. Lewis Jones
and others, I Will sell, at tbe Court House ta Nashville,
on Saturday October 6. 180, the tract of land in Spring
Place, known as the Tavera Stand, bought by Lewis
Jooes of James T . Gleaves, sad con lain ing acres aad
BSM3. s, ia ana is moatas.wtui mtereM, aoa saie
free from redemption. Security required aad lies re
Sept. s-tda ' - J. E. OEEATES.C. ft M.
PURSUANT to a decree of tha Chancery Court at
NashviUe, la the case of Wm. B. Waltoa . Joha Quia
sad others, I wiU seu, at the court House tn ssnviue,
on Saturday the 9th of October 160&, m certian tract of
8 acres of tana, lying en tne west aide or tne uric
Church Turnpike, 2 miles from lbs city.
Tkkms. 6 months credit without interest, and tree
from redemption. Security required and lien retained.
trpt.o-td J. K. GLkAVo, U ft U.
n mi .... m
Nashville, in theeasaof Hiram J. WiTUiLutlrlfi
and W. B. Hyde and others' I will sad. at the Court
House la Nashville tat Saturdau. Octocrr S. lrtrs) Hm
two jwnu sr hmo. reooverea m soot suit, or com
plajnaats front the dsfcndanU, Leake aad Hyde. Tha
paroet received Irom Leake - contains 101 acres-
thai rrom iiyae coutaliia B7 acres, aad the same are
io oc suta v pay we amounts due to Leaks aad Hvde.
tkkms. aaia tree rrom redembtloa. and on a radlt
of 0 and twelve atoo tfts without in lernt. Good aecari
ty reqnirea on botes, and liea retained.
Bept-s-toa - J. F. GLKAVES, C. ft M
TVKfVXST te a decree ef lh flmivrv Court at
Nashvais in the case of Tt m. A. WhiUwtt, Executor ft.
of Farrar vs. Wash. R Lucas and others I will sell at
the Court House in NashvUlo. oa Saturday October ttk
1800, tract of 10 acres oxd bO pulet of land, part of
the Lucas Fun, and beias tbe same bouvhl bv him of
CVWIIUIUUIllh . ..
TaaMSa. 1Q ami IB nunik. it i,K ir.t. t
ana sae free irom redemption, notes to have personal
aecarity, sad te be payable ta the Bank, ami liea to be
I VISUM!. I
Septs-tds-4. . - J. E. GLEAVES C ft M.
4 . ,
tfTRSUANT to a decree of tha ftunMr r.
NashvUle, ia the case of Geo. D. Hamlett m. tci. u
Lucas ana ptners i wui u, at public sale at tbe Court
House ia Nashville, sa Saturday October tke ftrh isso
ls Mwa ponton of wash H. LucaS tract of land,
tar hirn iai kfiAviii atat t V. aa ril .ass. .. . V . Tr
The same consistibg of about 29 acrea aad tv ma at
front of the Macaioa Bob. saa rymf
vb- " wmw wuv u iMa, t war a. m itus wrwviA rs-
TBKMa 1 and a rears credit vitb ii ..a
uvv u via rwivmiKJo, rurcbaser to eseuts MtMuactorr
nAlM arw4 1 1. ta "su t a
SPt .s-tds , J. . GLEAVES, C. ft M.
'' '''' "' ", ' ' '
.P!?.0 defTe orths Chancery Court at
Nashriila, ia tbe case of A. 6. TVilcox and wifsr. Joha
Csto.I will sell, al the Court House ia NashviUe, sa
Saturday, October 6, 180, tke truet of land uktrttm
John Caw now resides, or enough of same, al toast, to
pay the debt due oomplaiaanta by the decree. Tha.
laud ta known aa Ihe McGavock PW ties ea Wait
Creek, five in lice front this eny.sad ther are 1,740
acres in the whole tana.
TatMB Sals free from redeoiptloa, sad porchsse
money to be due ta three eaual lastaimeBta. without
interest, sad oa Ut Jsauary, ItSl; 1st October, lid,
aoa tsn tiny, isos. rwrosssf w ftrs asus) wre "
nvwa asoaniv. ana asm rsss nn n.
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Latimer acd Knox; by Joha Talloca. a D
W. T. BERRY & CO.,
jone2o-tf pnnijc Square.
- For Rent or Lease.
IHAVEa good Brick Dwelling, with four rooms
and twenty acres of excellent land and plea
ty of good water. 1 will rent or lease it Irom
one to five years. Situated oa the Noleasville'
pute aajouung tbe oorporaiioa hoe.
. - GIBSON MERRtTT
I have this dav. aasoetalad with ma in tr ih,,.
business, MR. J. a RUTLAND and MR. JNO. EAST
MAN. Nashville. Sent l.lftfio.
s. a. acrvura.
F. nAGATV afe CO.
BO0I SELLERS 1XD STiTIO.XERS,
A GOOD city made Family Barouche, but little used
for sals cheap by
BENJ. F. SHIELDS ft ctX
LET YOUR DWELLINGS BE -iSmSEn
TN their well knowa Insurance Companies that have
X deposited with the Comntroller ia Tkuinm h.....
aa0,aoo, being four times aa much as all the other la'
aurauc. uuuaa u iaovuie, o, College street.
Fruit Jars. !
JTST received aad for sale at lowest Mices.an add.
tiooal supply of Frail Jars and Caas. sar
aim wa. ntumicuDy Ulaas Jars I ouart
. 170 " " - ; . . 3 quaru .
. " Glass Jars with corks for seallar'.
Also, oa hand 300 doa. Tin Fruit ...
quarts, lor sealing up, aU warranted.
ajso, im oost. otmt vjear coal on, at lowest briuo br
..... .4, nr.. . -. -
Fiirnbhiag and Fancy Goods.
Wa ars dally reoelvicx addltioM to oar already fun
sunplv ot FALL AND WIVTVW r.iw i v.
hare all thsUtest styles of Shirts sad Collars, Rockn.
Cravats aad Ties. We bar say quantity of Glove.,
Gauntlets, Robes, Suspenders and all qualities ef Hos
iery lur oum laoKs aoa ueausmeo. our stack of Ls
derwesx is cotnplsU, embrsciag all lbs heavier (ahrka
of Silk aad Woolen, luitable to tha approaching eeaaua
These goods will be sold at correapotidiiixly low ratca
m ivu iiivsuorv crops. j. McGJLL.
r" 4 , l j,.. diior rnmlthlna
Diclcln's IV ew Boole.
SHORT -STORIES, jaat received aad for sals b
neia-u , ; JOHN YORK ft
ANer Kovel, by Karkia Harlaad, author of Aloas,
Hiddea Path aad Moss PUs, for sale la Nashville by
JOHN YORK ft CO.,
w-tf ' - No. SS UniOD sicat,
1 fi n BBLS- Northern Poutoes, )irt reoslred aa4
XVtf fw Kile by . CONRAD, CHANDLER ft CO.
No. 4S suuth CaUVvs st.
1QAA LBS. Prime Ohio Butter, lus retired, sa
small packages, and tor sale by
CONKAD, CHANDLEB St CO..
No. south College street.
at rcKussra at
AND If erteawlrely eirealaled taronjrhout Brdrarw
aad atijoiniair couciw. KashrtUs Mercbaoia
would do wea te advertise ta its commas. Txtuss ttus-
aepai-lw JAS. RUS8, Pabliaher.
, . W Tf Nanls WarTKet strati,
- Oppost el-fart. Bast ft Co.'s Carriage Shop.
' str AH orders from the city er cottatrj' attstxied te
wii promrmesa sad despatch. wptU-4f