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t . .'( Grant's Cabinet. ,
V Out Washington datet continue to
be filled With speculations about Grant's
CaMtoet; though nobody seems to know
who U to get into It any more than any
body etse. the President elect ti ai
reticent at erer on the subject, and some
of bis more Intimate friends pretend to
believe that be bas hardly commenc
ed thinking about It, which may be
true, as it is three weeks till Inaugura
tes) day, and a great many interesting
developments may be made even In that
short time. One point, however, is set
tled that Stanton will not be taken in
to Grant's Cabinet under any circum
stances, and that Tennessee will not be
called upon to furulsh the Post-Master
General. ABsnred of so much through
an unfailing source, we await further
advices with becoming patience and re
signation. - -
School Fund Investigation.
The paragraph following in regard to
the School Fuud Investigation which
has been on hand at Nashville for sev
eral days, appears iu tho Banner of
We have received an intimation from
a responsible source that tho committee,
appointed to investigate the disposition
made of the missing school fund, mako
their report to the House at hall-past
ten o'clock this moruing. That there
will bo a terrible "rattling among the
dry bones." there enn be no doubt what
ever. It is understood that to avoid a
criminal prosecution Rutter made a
clean breast of the affair and that the
facts thus developed are backed up by
statements remorselessly drawn from
other witnesses by the counsel who as
sisted tho committee. We are sanguine
enough to believo that the truth about
the school fund is at last come out
thrt the committee will spare none of
the guilty parties by reason ot political
sympathy. This la what the swindled
tax pavers want the truth, the wholo
truth and nothing but the truth. Per
haps no revelations of such a nature
were ever made which were calculated
to excite more public interest.
Later. The Nashville papers of the
3d are largely occupied with the Re
port of the Investigating Committee,
which was react in me no use ou uic za.
It is an ugly document, searching and
ample in its examinations and full of
astounding developments in regard to
the " missing school fund." Many par
ties are implicated, several of whom we
did'nt expect to have been found in such
business. But wo have no time nor
space for extracts or comment this week.
The House ordered the printing of five
thousaud copies of the Report, with in
structions that the Committee continue
"Cost of the Militia.
Our friend of the McMinnville Xcw
Era has been figuring at the cost of tho
militia as provided for under the recent
aetof tho Legislature and tho procla
mation of Governor Brownlow. His
estimates may not not be entirely cor
reot rather under than over the mark.
They are for two regiments only of one
thousand men each. The editor says :
Our calculation is made simply for
preparing them for the service they are
railed to perforin, and for only one day
of such service, and is in this wise, and
very moderate :
' 5000" men hiiiI horses at tl ner day for
food anil forage 8 2,000
Equipment for tame, ny $50 each 100,000
SjU per day for euoli man aud bone 0,000
Total cost of organizing and one
diiy's norvlco 5108,000
The actual cost for each additional
day's service will be, for food, forage,
and militia, say $3,000 ; and should it
continue for only one month but we
expect It to continue until alter the Au
gust election tho cost for thirty days
will reach the round sum of $240,000;
Which added to tho cost of equipping
gives us for thirty day's services $340,
000 of the people's money goue glim
mering. It is certainly a very uninvit
ing array of figures to presont to a peo
ple already heavily tax-ridden, but the
amount is to bo wrung from them.
As it is uow generally admitted that
the wholo action was hasty and incon
siderate really unnecessary and un
called for the extravagance and wrong
fulness of the thing dont end with tho
more pecuniary ' view of tho subject.
It has other contingencies and conse
quences still more to be deprecated, the
mention of which, wo omit at present,
hoping that they may be avoided.
The Washington Chronicle Forney's
paper of the 2d instant, contains a
powerful editorial urging Congress to
restore Col.Blanton Duncan's property.
A Kill fan tlmt mipnAUl BrBl iahla.l In
m Will W ... I'tf.fVUW WWW.Wl. M
the House undor a misapprehension of
facts. Upon a call of yeas aud nays
there was a tie, but three members
changed front and defeated the bill. It
is now revised in the Senate and will
probably pass both Houses without dif
ficulty. The Importance attached to
this case is indicative of tho temper of
Congress iu matters of restoring confis
cated property. ' ' r
. . -.Female Sufferings. ,
' "Among our latest items from Wash
ington is, that the Judiciary Committee
it discharged from the further consid
eration of petitions In regard to female
The Whisky Tax. .'
. Sohenek, Chairman of the Committee J
of Ways aud Means, has given notice
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. ,
Proposed Constitutional Amend
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Washington date of the 80th nit
says: V .'- ",J. ;!
The Congressional event of the day,
and it might be said of the session, is
the passage by the House of Boutwell'a
suffrage amendment to the Constitution
by a two-third vote. The vote stood,
..... 1 r.n ...... ao Dl.i..n r
Baker, of Illinois, and Hawkins, of
Tennessee, arc the only Hepubllcans
voting against it Its passage it the
causo of general rejoicing among the
Republicans, a majority of whom nave
no doubt of its passage by the Senate.
Tho following is tho text of the joint
resolution as reported by Mr. Boutwell
from the Judiciary Committee of the
House on the 11th ol January t
Joint Resolution proposing n Amendment to
the Constitution of the United State.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
in Congress assembled, (two thirds of
both houses concurring.) x hat me ioi-
lowing article be proposed to tho Leg
islatures of the several States as an
amendment to the Constitution of the
United States, which, when ratified by
thrcc-fonrths of said Legislatures, shall
bo held as part of said Constitution :
article;. 1 V
Section 1. The right of any citizen of
the United States to vote shall not be
denied or abridged by the United States
or any State by reason of the race, color
or previous condition ot slavery ot any
citizen or class of citizens of the United
Section 2. Tho Congress shall have
power to enforce by appropriate legis
lation the provisions ot this article.
Commenting upon the passage of this
measure, the Nashville Union and
American says :
The Radical members of the Tennes-
mnn T n ivl cln tuna mat KnrY? 1 ri tirnnnrA fni
the work that will be demanded of
them. Itwillboa most distatetul pill
to them, since it will enfranchise every
white man in the State: but that they
cannot, dare not resist the demands of
the Radical Congress.
We hope our Nashville cotemporory
is right, but are apprehensive that Bout
well's amendment is intended to force
negro sufTrago upon reluctant States,
and that only; and that it is does not
mean to cover the case of disfranchised
parties. Later advices from Washing
ton say that it will meet with serious
opposition in the Senate.
Knoxville Dally Whig.
Wo have received the first number
of tho Knoxville Daily WhigT. H.
Pearne, Editor; Wm. Rule, Local Edi
tor. There is a decided improvement
in the mechanical appcaranco and gen
era! make-up of the paper, as compared
with the old TITity. Tho Editor promi
ses a marked improvement in some oth
er respects, as may be seen by the fol
lowing quotation from his Salutatory :
To our editorial brethren of whatever
name or party we extend greetings. Wo
may not always see alike on questions
requiring discussion. We shall proba
bly often bo compelled to differ. But
we propose to treat all with fairness
and due courtesy. We intend to avoid
mere partisanship and personalities.
The higher ends of truth and justice
should bo controlling. Personalities are
not arguments. Sometimes they are
difficult to be avoided. Seldom are they
serviceable. Scarcely ever are they
pleasant. In the effort to keep the
Whig out of the atmosphere of personal
wrangles we shall hope to have the co
operation of our brethren of the quill.
If brother Pearne (we use the frater
nal term in a purely religious sense,)
will adhere closely to that card, we ven
ture that bo will find bis editorial la
bors in this rough-and-tumble part of
the vineyard much more ngrceablo than
he could possibly hope for by pursuing
the journalistic policy of his illustrious
The subscription prico of the Daily
Whig Is. $10 per annum ; or, $1 a month.
Address T. Haws So Co., Knoxville,
The President's Proclamation Sus
tained. We learn through the Knoxville Press
and Herald of Tuesday that His Honor,
Judge Trigg, delivered an oral opinion
on Monday in the Federal Court upon
tho motiou to dismiss the prosecution
iu tho case of the United States versus
John II. Crozier, for Treason. ' That pa
per says Ilis Honor held :
1st. That the President has the right
to grant pardons either to individual
offenders, (except In cases of impeach
ment) by special exercise of the power,
or to classes of o Benders by u general
exercise of it, aud this right is derived
from, or co-iforrod by, the Constitution.
2d. That he has the right, likewise, to
make such pardon or general amnesty
known bv solemn proclamation.
3d. That the Courts of the United
States should take judicial cognizance
of such proclamations for the pardon of
a specified offense and stay proceedings
for the punishment of such offense,
whether such proclamation be specialty
pleaded in bar of tho prosecution or
uot, and, therefore,
4th. That the President had the Con
stitutional right to issue his Proclama
tion of the 25th of December last, and
that the defendant cannot be held fur
ther to answer an indictment for an of
fense for which the Court must know,
from the indictment itself, he has been
fully pardoned. 1
The motion was sustained, the indict
ment disraissod, and the defendant dis
charged. . '
19 Judge Newt. Patterson hat quit
being a candidate for Governor, and
when last heard from was engaged In
writing a series of powerful articles on
the all-absorbing subject of Immigra
tion. ' ''." ; V " .
fif New Jersey it ambitious of hav
ing a Jerseymau in Geu. Grant's Cabi
' THE LEGISLATURE.
Passage of the Negro Poll Tax.
The Legislature continues to drag its
laity length along, and is hot llkolr to
adjourn before corn-planting time 1 In
the Sonate on the 28th, the llcv. W. II.
Pearne said to be a brother of Bishop
Pearne,- of Knoxville was confirmed
at Chief of the Memphis Pollwc, ; Mr.
Wisencr Introduced tho following t
' A bill authorizing the Attorncy-qen-eral
to fllo n bill against, all; railroad
companies that have failed to pav their
iutcrcst on the State bonds loaned them,
the suit to be conducted as other suits
in a Court of Chancery.
In the House, tho Revenue bi'.l pass
ed a third reading and goes to the Sen
ate, where it will probably, pass with
some immaterial amendments. Wo omit
its publication until such tliuo as it may
become a law.
The bill proposing an amendment to
the Constitution that " all colored men
shall be subject to military duty and to
pay the same taxes as are now required
of white men," came up in the House,
as the special order, on the 30th. Mr.
Puckett offered an amendment modify
ing the franchlso restrictions, which eli
cited a wild, stormy and protracted de
bate, during which East Tciuicssceloil
ty, true to its nature and instincts, exhi
bited itself butt end foremost, as is
usual with it on all such occasions.
Among tho most prominent of these
mad zealots who have not the sense to
sco to what their unwise and short
sighted policy must ultimately lead, was
White, of Greene, who declared ? the
loyal people of East Tennessee would
prefer to have the disfranchisement of
rebels perpetual than to change it now.
They would rather disfranchise a few
more rebels than now admit them to the
ballot-box." A member named Meyers,
and Hacker, took the same view, while
Messrs. Wines, Ageo, Cason and Roach
made able and earnest appeals in favor
of modification. The amendment was
finally laid on tho table by a vote of 41
to 15. It being discovered that there
was no quorum present, the Houso ad
journed without a vote on the original
proposition to tax tho negroes.
On the following day, after further
debate and another attempt to amend,
the bill passed its third reading and was
ordered to be transmitted to tho Senate.
This negro-tax proposition is a clever
dodge to defer any efficient action for
several years in regard to disfranchise
ment. We think, however, it will fail.
The principle of taxation without rep
resentation cannot endure very long
even iu Tennessee. The subject will
enter largely into the canvass next sum
mer, and the eimiing Legislature will
find it necessary no doubt to tako steps
tor a State uonvcnuon ujugeiue me uu-
sincss in accordance wltliflie principles
of right, justice, common sense and
Tho following is tho final vote ou the
negro tax proposition :
Aves Aeee, Allen, Anderson.Bowlcs,
Bosson, Cary, Cagle, Cordetl, Dame,
Doughty, Dowuy, Dyer, fauiKncr, uit
mcr, Gravson, liale, Hodges, Hammer,
Inman of Cocke, Inman of Knox
and Sevier, Jordan, Kerchcval, Lilian!,
Mcdlin, Meyers, McKlnley, Morris,
Murray, McNair, Mynatt, Mason, Pos
ton, Ptickctt, Porter. Pross wood, Prest
wood, Pitts, Reed, Ryder, Roddy, Sin-
glotary, Shepherd, Smith, Taylor of
Carter and Johnson, layier or 1'erry
and Decatur, Thornbnrg of Grainger,
White of Greene, woodcocK, voodaru,
Welsh, Walker, Wines 54.
Noes Cason,Johnson, Rccvcs,Roach,
Waters 5. . s
It will bo seen that the names of Rep
resentative Bloom and Joint Represen
tative Griffith dont appear among the
yeas and nays. Blackmail, of Monroe,
and Matthews, of Blount, also seem to
have been absent.
The bill for the sale of delinquent
railroads has passed a third reading in
House ; also, the bill cancelling the con
tract with Ward & Briggs, lessees of the
Penitentiary. i '
In the Senate on the 2d, House bill to
incorporate tho Raleigh Springs Hotel
Company, and an amendment to repeal
tho law establishing the Metropolitan
Police in Chattanooga, was tip on its
third reading. Mr. Henderson offered
an amendment incorporating the White
Cliff Mineral Company. The amend
ment was adopted, and tho bill then
passed Its third reading. ' i
House bill imposing a poll tax on the
colored population, passed its first read
ing and was referred to tho Judiciary
General . Grant on the Suffrage
Washington, February 2. In con
versation with a prominent Senator this
morninar. General Grant said ho honed
there would be no delay on the part of
theSenate in passing the s nil rage amend
ment to the Constitution, which was
passed by the House Saturday last. He
expressed fears that it the Senate made
any modification whatever to the House
amendment that the subject would bo
thrown over into the next Congress,
and this he regarded as being almost fa
tal to the proposition. General Grant
urged, therefore, that tho amendment as
Eassed by the House should be passed
y the Sonate at as early a day as possi
tar Our indefatigable friend, W. J.
Able, Decatur, Molgt county, sends us
$16.00 on account of new subscriptions.
If the Post had oiks or two such friends
In every county round, so far as we are
concerned the Legislature tnlirht very
respectfully, go to thunder with Its old
pauper press la w : ' ; " ' '
AFFAIRS IX ARKANSAS.
ClvtottMKew View thp Situ-
rv -i.D. ;tlop;,t-
Special Csrrespondetica of the Courier-Journal.
, ' ttTTLk Root, Jrfn. 23, 1869.
Since tlio first of tho year two officials
one nn aid of Genorsl Grant and tho
other an agent of the Government
have visited the capital of Arkansas.
They were both guests of Governor
Clayton. r No ono lo Was consulted,
no one olso was visited and their "re
ports" wero rnado up exclusively from
tho Radical side of the question of peaco
or war, law or order, which now dis
tracts tho State.
Before I write another line, let me
say that my object is not partisan. I
served with Governor Clayton during
tho war; I was born In Massachusetts;
I was educated at Harvard and I am
now and have always been a Republi
can. I voted for Fremont in. 185(1, for
Lincoln In 1800 and 1864, and for
Grant last November. My purpose is
toirivo a fair notion of the condition of
things in Arkansas. That condition is
terrible; Nothing like it exists this side
of the Cretan Islands. Common, every
day events remind ou of the reign of
Warren Hastings in India, or of Musta
pha Asaph in Greece.
Ever since Aaron Burr failed, and
Sam Houston succeeded in erecting n
sort of one-horse empire on this side of
tho Mississippi river, the idea has pre
dominated in the minds of the many en
terprising and ambitious leaders who
have, from time to time, held an ascend
ant in Al-kansns and Texan affairs. You
will readily conceive how natural it is
that such bo the case when you consid
er tho geographical situation of tho
country and the character of its inhabi
tants. A great expanse of land, almost
a terre incognita, stretches ont from the
borders of a water-course that has the 1
nature of an inland sua, and is as com
plete a barrier separating two adjacent
countries as the British channel which
separates the rival coasts of France and
Britain. The population of the region
fart host from the center of civilization j
and government Is heterogeneous and
scattered. The Indian, the pioneer or pio
neer's descendant, tho adventurer, the
honest tiller of the soil, the wild hunter
of tho forest, the vagrant abound and
have not always lived on the best of
terms, perhaps could not. Hence the
old combustible character of the times,
which invited tho daring and the ambi
tion of partisans.
Tho Johnson family was for years nn
autocracy. Then tho stnr of Tom Hind
man rose to set forever in blood. The
war increased the muddle ; and carpet
baggcry and scalawaggery, necrophobia
aud aboriginisni have perfected it under
the guidance of the present dictator,
Clayton. He has Ilindman's courage
and nudacitv and genius; is a mini
without feeling, but active and plausi
ble; and he contemplates tho erection
of a trans-Mississippi empire in which
ho shall be, of course, the sovereign
spirit. His ideas are simple and direct.
He was a Kansas jayhnwkcr ; and ho
has faith in the John'Brown principles
of war and politics. During tho rebel
lion he commanded a brigade of the
best cavalry in tho Union service, and
commanded with vigor. After pence
he tried conservatism ; found it tinsuit
cd to his purpose; plunged into radical
ism and now openly declares his inten
tion to depopnl.ito the State aud to rc
pcoplo it with loyal negroes.
This is the foundation of his militia.
This is tho business as it is tho basis of
his administration; and ho calculates
with certainty that, so long as he is able
to keep Arkansas in a disturbed condi
tion, he is safe. Tranquility would be
fatal to his plan. The distance between
him and Washington; tho friendliness
of tho Government; tho . case with
which his acts may be Concealed and the
acts of the people misrepresented, make
him bold and careless. He knows his
game. He has studied tho ground.
And he will not fail. Indeed, I see no
help for Arkansas. Nothing this side
of a disorganization and reorganization
of society will suffice, and this can only
be the work of years. The quiet people
will move away. New comers will
fight and finally conquer a peace, not
for themselves, but for their children.
Ultimately carpet-baggers will become
respectable. Ultimately the negroes will
go to the wall. But for the present the
Stato is doomed ; and Clayton is its ex
ecutioner. . ;
Old party differences have nothing to
do with the matter. Tho term "rebel"
is nsod only as a pretext. One of Gov
ernor Clayton's most trusty agents is a
rebel bushwhacker whom 1 captured
and tried by drum-head court-martial
In 1864. He escapod my halter to bo
como tho surer prey of my superior of
ficer, whose confidential" friend he is
now and has been for twelve months.
The very meanest cut-throat in all the
militia was a private In Terry's body
guard and afterward a scout for Whar
ton and Harrison. One of John Brown's
cronies, who went from New Hamp
shire in 1856 with a Sharpe's rifle, serv
ed faithfully through the war as a Union
soldier, and has since settled down with
a wife on a farm, was recently murder
ed by a negro militia captain, who had
been nn ostler forKirbv Smith and who
killed, as ho Bays, "many and many a
These are facts and I give them for what
they are worth, lno not say the peo
ple are unoffending. They resist as des
perate men only can resist. But if they
did it not, it would bo all the same.
Clayton's policy is extermination.
JNothlugcan divert him. He Is not a
milk-son, but a man of genius; and the
field is fruitful. All he has to do is to
pass his scythe over the land and reap a
lull harvest or blood, which is tho ce
ment of his power. I should also add
that he is personally intimate with Gen.
Grant and all of Gen. Grant's military
family, particularly with Generals Ba-
deau and Rawlins, indeed 1 have heard
(though of this I cannot be sure) that he
is a kinsman of Mrs. Grant.
From these circumstances yon can
judge how much chance there is for
peace In Arkansas.. With this plain
statement, let mo sign myself, what I
,.A Fair-minded Carfet-bagqer.' '
SZg Syracuse, New York, has a new
scandal case, A traveling agent return
ed home sooner than expected, and ar
riving at night found a substitute In his
place.-; He didn't have an attack of mo
mentary insanity,'' bnt ' simply packed
wife and lover out of tho house. ' '
SENSIBLE TALK.'; ;
Under the head of Kl Klux and Mi
litia, the Columbia Herald of last week,
indulges in the; following sensible talk t
The different eouutict into which the
irate Governor proposes teudlng the mi
litia (except Maury) have been" sending
delegates to Nashville, for the purpose
of assuring the powers that be that the
kind assistance of the militia Is not
needed. We nro not advised as the pos
itive good these delegations nro accom
plishing, but we.thluk it quite likely
that Gen. Cooper can be prevailed on to
keep his militia at home, if convinced
that they are not needed, but it is worse
than foolish aud tiscloss to approach the
Governor with any such petitions. The
strongest evidence that we do not want
the nillltla, is proof positive to Brown
low that we need them. Wo have been
assured all the time of the fact that the
Radicals only wanted to call the militia
out for party effect, but unfortunately
for them, to get up a seeming necessity
for tho militia, outrages had to ho com
mitted in tho name of the Ku Klux.
These outrages are now being proven on
the real perpetrators, and the whole col
or of things is changed. Every ontrnge
charged against tho Ku Klux within the
last few months, has turned out to have
been committed by Itadicats. Tho mur
derers of tho negro Harlan nro tho in
tensest of Radicals. The reported out
rage at Murfrccsboro several weeks ago
on the person of a horso thief, and
which was so readily attributed to the
Ku Klu.v, has turned out to have been
done bv tho Radicals. He was not mur
dered, but was relensed from prison by
his fellow thieves, and. was re-captured
tho other day in Nashville. Tlicsfi and
similar facts are slowly relieving the ex
rehcl element of our community of tile
unjust odium that bag too long been at
tached to them.
The ltaiiks-Gntnt Imbroglio
The" New York Herald lias the fol
lowing important communication, sigu
ed W.Nye: ,
City. Jan. 2S. 13O0..Af'rjftt Mm enn.
tradictory statements published in tho
nnnpra I'priirrHncr llm I'nnft m .itlmiivlan
of an order having been issued from tho
War Department to Gnu. Banks shortly
before the fall of Vicksburg, direct
ing him to relievo Gen. Grant, I beg to
state the exact facts in the case, and
thus settle this much controverted mut
ter. While Gen. Grant was operating
in front ol v icksburg I was employed
as clerk in Secretary Stanton's oltlco' nt
the War Department in Washington.
Secretary Stanton wrote two orders, di
recting me to make two copies of them,
one for telegraphing and one for filing.
The first of these orders was addressed
to Gen. Banks, directing him to proceed
at once to Vicksburg and relievo Gen.
Grant. Tho second order was addressed
to Gen. Grant, directing him to turn
over his command to Gen. Banks, on
the arrival of the latter, who had been
ordered to relieve him.
I do not pretend to give the wording
of these orders. I have given, however.
their exact substance, and they should
be on file now in tho War Dpiinrtment.
unless they have since been removed.
I will state further that tho copies of
these orders to be transmitted by tele
graph, I sent by a messenger to the
War Department telegraph office, by or
der of Sectrctary Stanton. These cop
ies should also bo on fllo Iu tho latter
The following comes from Memphis
under date of the 1st Instant:
The Ledger this afternoon says requi
sitions from Governor Clayton on Gov
ernor Brownlow, properly approved,
for sixty young men of this city for tho
destruction of arms from the steamer,
have been made.
The Ledger warns the Governors that
an attempt to carry it out will result iu
The Appeal's Dyorsburg correspon
dence, says Friday night live notorious
horso thieves, two named Evans, anoth
er named Moody, tho other names not
given, were taken from tho jail there by
citizens of the place, aud shot to death.
No attempt at disguise was made, and
nearly all the citizens participated in it.
Memphis, Feb. 2. Win. Noe, Second
Steward of the steamer W. A. Cold
well, was shot through tho head nnd in
stantly killed this morning by Arthur
Cartwright, a porter on the same boat.
Tho difficulty grow out of their mutual
admiration for a chamborniaid. Cart
wright escaped into the city, and is not
. The train from Madison, Arkansas,
brought in a large number of refugees
from Crittinden county, fleeing from a
party of negroes who represented them
selves as militia. They hung a planter
named Gibson. This morning they wero
committing every species of ruffianism.
A Model Merchant.
Hero is something for the eye of deal
ers who do business on the " credit sys
tem:" A merchant of unbounded credit in
San Francisco recently applied to a
Chinese merchant, through his agent, to
purchaso a cargo of rice on time. The
agent duly set forth the opulence, stand
ing, etc., of his principal, to which Chi
naman replied : "Yes, him wery good
man. Mo trust-ee, him pay one half
cash-ee, other half when me doliber
No Admittance Except on Business
Visitors to General Grant will here
after only be admitted by card, or oth
erwise, from 10 to 12 o'clock each day
This rule is rendered necessary in order
to afford time to transact business. This
rule prohibits Senators and Represen
tatives, as well as office-seekers.
Bank Fixllure. '
The failure of the Merchants' Nation
al Bank of Little Rock, is a pretty bad
one, with indications that its manage
ment . was characterized by extremo
looseness, if nothing worse. ,, It is said
that depositors will lose heavily, and
that a considerable amount of Govern
ment funds are swallowed up in tho
smash, bnt is likely that it hat some so.
curity that will protect it front entire
' WST The College Buildings at Adrian,
Michigan, wero destroyed by flro a few
nights ngo. , -'' .-'.,. .,':'
More of the Fruits of Radicalism.
The New York HeraliTs special from
A dispatch from Goldsboro, North
Carolina, states that tho greatest excite
tnent prevails at Kinston, in Conss
quenco of the lynching of five prisoners
thereon Saturday night Itsti The flam
of the victims were Richard Nobles,
white, and Robert Gfdy, John Milled,
Radcr N. Ervlng and David Snilth.VolJ
ored. "A person lienr ' by the sceud "
heard the discharging of the pistols s
tho prisoners were shot on the bridge
and the heavy splashes of the.bqdies M(
they wero thrown into the river.
Kinston is in a state of. selge by the
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who threaten to liberate the remaining
prisoners In jail and burn the town.
The whites are nil armed with such
weapons as are nt their command,
and arc guarding their homes. Pickets
are stationed in tho suburbs at night.
Another horriblo outrage has occur-
red in Duplin county. A white mau
who fired upon a party of negroes at
tempting to violate the persons of some
house the following nlirliL mid hta hnrlv
cut in halves and hung in the room in
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made in cit her of tlic cases. 1
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ui.niv9.iiuo. uiiu nuarviiy UAist ill uun
entire section of the countrv, to such an
extent, as to justify the cnHinsr out and
arming of the militia bv the" Govcrn
nor. The civil authorities are pow er-"
less to suppress the fearful carnival of
crime. . ......
Terrible Crime In Massachusetts.
A Boston' rHsnnfph nn'vo Allmi.t 1
Pike was arrested in ritt'sficld lor adul
tery with his daughter-in-law, and an
indictment for tho murder of his wifw
was Issued shortly after his conduct
towards bis daughto-in-law bccauio
known. It is 4aU he told that he would,
or could marry her if tho mother was
out of the way. Mrs. Pike died Thurs
day in violent spwms, declared by phy
sicians to lin tlin I'fl'or-t. nt' hi
deceased was about fifty years old ; aud
mo uaugiiter twenty -six.
Betiiell, Cokn., February 2. Fif
teen lives were lost iu the flood to-day
by drowning nnd tho intense cold. Up
to this hour, eleven bodies have been
found, ond four missing. Three men
were standing on a bridge watching the
water as it rushed down, but before
they couldreach the shore the bridge
upon which they were standing wrts
carried away aiid they were all drowned.
A lady becoming terrified nt the fresh
et was drowned by imprudently at
tempting to leave her house whiclV.was
surrounded with water aud high cakes
of ice. , -i
The Foreign Trade of New York.
The Evening Express of Monday says
" tho importations for the week are a
triflo over five millions and a quarter-
about one-half of which are dry goods.
Tho value of tea entered was 378,340;
sugar, S50.824; coffee, $260,289; molas
Reports are current that Gen. Dir
protested against tho unusual honors
with which Jeff. Davis wa9 recently re
ceived at St. Cyr, while on a visit to tho
military school's there. It is officially
denied by the French Government that
the Minister of the United States has
made any such protest.
Fire in Bradley County.
Tho Cleveland Banner of Wednes
The dwelling bouse, and its entiro
contents, belonging to Mr. Ferry How
ard, of the the twelfth civil district of
this county, was, on Monday last, con
sumed by fire, .
The Federal J ndiclary.
A bill has been introduced in tho
Senate remodelling tho Federal Jndl
ciary. Its provisions are not published.
BSf Judge Parker, of Winchester,
Virginia, is reported to bo looking for
Senator Sumner. The latter, the other
day, on the strength of a carpet-bagger's
memorial, denounced the Judge , as
"most atrocious." It is said that tho
Senator will have a chance to justify or
retract his charge against a very worthy
gentleman, or to name a friend.
JtSiy A Revenue, agent in Cincinnati,
visiting a suspected distillery, came up
on a room marked 'private," nnd' se
curely locked. After some little delay
he managed to effect an entranco, only
to discover a young man- on a bed iu tho
worst state of small, pox. Tho agent
did uot stop to confiscate anything. ,
JSP A NeW York paper says of Bout
well's bill referred to elsewhere : It in
terferes with States and Stato legisla
tion, witli Inw and precedent, with all
that is sacred in the past and generous
in tho present and just for these rca-
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duiib mo uiu in uiwijr iu jmso me oi'lltlltj,
as it has already passed the House. ""
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DOT It is stated, that, the militia now
being gathered together under Gover
nor Brownlow's proclamation, will be
encamped near Nashville, aud not sent
to any county unless more definite and
determined cause therefor shall exist. :
BSyTho Rev. II. Bokum, the zealous
Commissioner of Immigration, has our
thanks for a pamphlet copy of his First
Annual Report to tho Legislature."
Tlicre are ten millions.! more or
less, of women in the United States,
and about five hundred of thorn want to
vote. 'A true woman one fit, iu every
respect to be a wife or a mother would
as soon touch a tarantula as a ballot.
JJQT Gerald Eaton, who murdered
Timothy Ilcenan, a brother of John C.
Ileeuan, tho pugilist,' iu Philadelphia,
last summer, is to be hanged on tho 25th
of February, .. . . .
Jamaica is gaining since the abo
lition of negro suffrage. This year's
sugar crop it the heaviest known, and
coffee shows an increase of (0 per cent.
S9The steamer Man' By id struck a
rock i) oar Moon Island, Tennessee RHrer,
last week, aud euuk.- Cargo saved. ,ix