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ItcUirn or Gen. Grant to Official
Efforts in Behalf of Female Suf
Destructive Laud Slide in Maine
Beecher Severe on Stock Garni
Dangerous Illness of Gen. Butler
Fenian Congress at Phila
Mayoralty Nominations in New
The Eric Stock Lawsuit.
Appointment of Judge Davis as
Incident and Accident.
Gcn.Grnut nt Headquarters Reports
of A'nrlotib Officers.
"V asihxctox, Nov. 23. Gen. Grant is
engaged at army headquarters attending
to official business. Ho will not make
any formal official report this year, but
merely a short communication forwarding
those which have been received from the
various military commanders.
Among the visitors who called on Gen
Grant this morning were Senator Cole
Irom California, and Hon. E. B. Wash
ine menus 01 womens' ngiits arc
about to canvass tho city for signatures
to petition to Congress for woman suf
frage in the District of Columbia.
The Executive and Municipal Departments-will
be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Fullerto is expected here with addi
tional evidence in the rovenuo fraud case,
and tho President will give him a hear
ing on Wednesday.
A letter from Syria, October 2, states
that our Consul General will doubtless be
successful in his effort to obtain there
lease of two Americans held prisoners at
Damascus on suspicion of being concerned
in the plot to overthrow the Turkish gov
ernment. They were engaged with some
Englishmen in tho survey of anew rail
road route, and their possession of arms
wore taken as proof of treasonable pur
poses. Tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Union of
this city, at a meeting to-night, appointed
a committee to aid the organization of the
soldiers and sailors that intend participa
ting in the inaugural ceremonies of Gen.
Grant as President, and in securing quar
ters and accommodations.
Jlenry Ward Itoreher on Stock Gaui
IiIIiik The 31 yornlty Canvnit, etc.
New York,. Nov. 23. Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher preached a sermon last
night on the :viN of Stock Gambling.
After vividly alluding to the prevailing de
sire of men to grasp riches by all means
fair or foul, the reverend gentleman
forcibly dilated upon the present system of
gambling on Wall etreet, passing severe
i-trictures on the speculators, and contend
in;; that if the course of rash speculation
was not put an end to, the most terrible
consequences would ensue. He drew a
touching picture of the thousands cf honest
men who, tempted by expectations of gold
and over swollen with hope, now wandered
about helpless beggars through the great
pandemonium of nwindling and.ruin. Wall
street was the very pick of iniquity,
the hot bed of corruption, and the magnet
f ruin and desolation, lie enumerated
the many ivil confequences of avarice;
among others, suicide, madness and the
jail. Wealth was not necessarily injurious,
but men should not be over hasty in ac
cumulating it. Wealth was a Divine pow
er, but veiy dangerou", and needed all the
more- to be controlled. The distinguished
preacher concluded with an eloquent ap
peal to avoid ftock gambling or gold spec
ulation, for their consequences we were
sure aa they were disastrous.
Kelly, who was nominated as candidate
for Mayor, by the Democratic City Union
party, and R. T. Lawrence, their candidate
lor Uurpor: tion Attorney, have both de
clined. The Executive Committee of that
puity has deciiiid to tender the Mayoralty
to Judge Daly.
Nr.w York, Nov. 23. The loss by fire
in Mercer street last night was about
New York, Nov. 23. The Demo
cratic Union Party have substituted J.
L. Smith, Esq., dr., for Mayor, and John
McKccn for fit' Council, in place of
Kelly and Lawrence, declined.
A fire Saturday night destroyed Horace
Sigler's picture frame manufactory, No.
Ill Mercer street, through to Green street,
and is still burning. Several tenement
houses adjoining are on fire, and. will
probably be entirely destroyed. The
upper lloor, 01 Mercer street, occupied
bv Wolf Moss, Holstcin & Ziminer
man, cabinet manufacturers, the house
No. SO Mercer street, and tho building
9G and US Green street, were also des
troyed. It ii impossible now to as
certain the names of tho owners or tho
amounts ot insurance.
Col. Wqjd, the Bepublican candidate
for Congress in tho First District, it is said
contests the seat of Mr. Reeves, first on
account of illegal voting, and second for
disloyalty and giving aid and comfort to
The American millers aro invited
through our diplomatic officers to tako
part in tho great fair in Lcipsic, Germany,
The awaid of S300.0W in gold to-day
by tin Sub-Treasurer was inado at
$133 S'J.lUO. There was a sharp advance
on Government bonds to-day.
Tho runiois of heavy fraud on Wall
street, resolved themselves into tho fact
that Mr. Marsh, ISle of the firm of
Marih iV Temple, has absconded after
purchasing 5 20 bonds of 1S07 from
Henry Hisscr Sons, giving in payment
a clici k on the lianK oi tne ooinmon
wealth for S1G5.000, signed in tho firms
name. On presenting it Mr. Heisscr
learned that the linn dissolved Friday,
having succumbed to tho pressure in
Erie, and that tho check was valueless,
and it is alleged that several other bro
kers had reiectoil thochecK proviousiy.
Tho caso of Baker, the defaulting Tel
ler of the Tradesman's Bank, the United
States being prosecutor, was commenced
to-day in the United States Court, before
Tho Bonibon whisky caso and several
others of similar nature were, at tho in
stance of l)i-trict Attorney Courtney, set
down for the tin of Heccmber. acpar
ate trials wero asked in tho two cases
and the motion will be argued in a few
In the trot to day on tho Union Course
between George Wilkes and Lady
Thorn, the lattei took tho iirst and sec
nnil heats. Tho third was a dead heat
and Wilkes won the four h and fifth
irlipn. owing to darkness, it was drawn
Timo:2-30Si. 2:2:,;, 2:23., 2:27'2
In h foot race between E. D. Davis, of
Wit York, and J. W. Cozard, of Iowa,
for m chamnionship of America , on
hundrod and twcntylivc yards for $400,
took nlace on tho fashion bourse io-aay,
Uozara winning m
At a meeting of express managers
ESTABLISHED. MARCH 30, 1835.
to-day there was no harmony of action,
and results unsatisfactory to all parties.
Tho Tribune gives to-day a statement
in addition to petition of August Bel
mont before Judge Sutherland, of which
ir.3 following is tho material portion,
That company by closing tho books sixty
days before the election, instead of thirty
days, as usual, and by excluding any
stockholders from voting by proxy and by
other fraudulent devises, said Geuld
Fiske & Lane, succeeded at tho regular
annual election on October lath, lbua,
in continuing and perfecting their control
of tho company, and are new wasting and
misappropriating its funds, exposing tho
company to forfeit its charter. Said Gould,
Fiske & Lane, prior to tho election in
XobS, issued unlawfully three million
dollars of additional stock and arc said
then to havo issued $23,000,000 more.
The common stock of tho company
now exceeds sixty millions dollars, and
its value has fallen from eight hundred
dollars per share down to thirty-five dol
lars per share baid mcreaso of stock
has all been fraudulently issued, and the
proceeds thereof are now controlled by
uouid and Jb isk, amounting to sixteen
millions dollars, all of which, instead of
being deposited to the credit of the com
pany, or standing in its name, is in the
individual names and possession of said
Fisk and Gould, and that said Gould and
Fisk aro using all resources of said com
pany in dangerous and fraudnlent specu
lations in stocks, and in buying in behalf
ot said company various properties, and
are now contracting for leases and other
purchases, on all of which said Gould,
Fisk and Lano have received bonds in
fraud of tho company, amounting to
$15,000,000 to their own use.
That since the election of tho said
Gould, Fisk and Lane, in October. 18G7.
the debts of said company have incroased
from 03,911,210 to $103,230,910, in ad-
uuion to mo z,zv,vw,vw stock issued
for tho election in October, 18GS, and ex
clusive of the acceptances issued for the
Boston, Hartford and Erio stock, and va
rious leases and other matters. That the
receipts of tho company during tho past
year exceeded $38,000,000. Wherefore
piainuns pray mat mo directors be re
moved and a receiver appointed; that de-
lenuams no restrained irom increasing
siock or irom renewing books, papers,
funds, or impeding their examination or
allowing to remain beyond jurisdiction
the cause of the complaint is verified by
August Belmont and followed by affida
vits corroborating its statements of law
and facts by Aug. C. Brown, Daniel
Drow, Frank Work and C. S. Sloanc.
On theso Justice Sutherland grants tho
Tho case of Mr. Mcintosh vs. tho
Erie Railroad Company, came off to-day
before Judge Southerland. and after con
siderable argument, a decision was given
by the Judge vacating tho order issued
by Judge Barnard which appointed Jay
Gould Receiver, and permitted him to
sell 200.000 shares of stock.
The Belmont case was then called tin
in order to show why a Receiver slu-uld
not be appointed. Arguments thereon
Judge Barnard in his charge to-tho
grand jury of the Court of Oyer and Ter
miner to-day, called attention to tho al
leged corruption of thejudiciary here.
in to-day's 'lriuunc and Times, in
New Jersey papers, and elsewhere, he
said, are charges of tho most atrocious
character against corruption in interfering
with justice, and charging him (Bernard)
wnn being in a combination in Wall
street. Ho had never bought, owned or
sold a share of bank stock in his life. He
did not own a dollar's worth of property.
and was to-day dependent upon his salary
oi u uuge and the chanty of his wife. He
therefore craved the Jury to oxamino
into the matter and say whether there is
a combination. Thieves, scoundrels and
rascals, who have infested Wall street
and Broad street for years, are now quar
relling among themselves. Shall they
be permitted to turn around and endeavor
to hide their own shame by abuse and
villification of the Judges of our court?.
lammany nominated A. Oakev Hall
for Mayor, Richard O'Gorman for Corpo
ration Counsel. Both accepted.
Tho Republicans nominated Fred. A.
Conklin for Mayor, and C. P. Shaw for
Judge Sutherland, of the Supreme
Court, to-night, after a protracted argu
ment in which Judge Pierpont, Messrs.
Burrell and Rapello participated, granted
order in suit of Belmont against tho Erie
Railroad Company, appointing Judge
Davies as receiver. Messrs. Hall, Roberts
and J. F. D. Larier went security for
Judge Davies in the sum of $100,000. It
is rumored that Messrs. Fisk and Gould
have betaken themselves to Jersey City.
rsEW Iork, INov. 23. One of the la
borers on the North Side railroad haa ab-
conded with $0,000, intended for the pay
ment of -their hands, causing much excite
ment among them. They have since been
. Harrison, (he celebrated tenor, died
n England on the 11th inst.
Orvttt I-uiul Slide and l'robnble
xtriii'ltiiii of (i I'upcr .Mill.
Por.TLANi). Me . Nov. 23. A dispatch
from Westbrooke i-tate that a land slide
ook place abaut five o'clock this A. M iiist
below the Cumberland Pjper Mills which
comprised about forty acres in area and
completely filled the channel of the Pr
snmpcoit river eotliat the water is barked
up within three feet ot the top of the imiu
and the luwcr story of the mill is sub
Portland, Me., Nov. 23. One hun
dred hands are thrown out of employment
by the submersion of the Cumberland
Paper Mills. The los by the land slide is
Mated at $100,000.
Arirkt tl mi Aincricnu for huimliiiiK
The .ifvr )unlsl I.onn
Nmv Youk, Nov. 23. A Panama letter
t-aye, an Americin recently arrived there
Irom Cdlnornia, is under arrest lor swind
ling several parlies by means ol false letters
of credit on Duncan, Sherman & Co.
A Madrid dispatch states that the Roth
schilds and Barings will take large por
tions of the new SpaD---h loans
nuriiliiff of Ihot'ltyMnblm Jlclhodlst
Mr-Mrms, Nf.v.23 The City Stables,
on Washington street, near Fourth, were
destroyed by lire this morning. A largo
number of mules and horses were burned
IM ward O'D.mnell, the watchman in
charge, was t-o badly burned that his life
is despaired nf Tne stables were owned
by the city The loss is not known.
Tho Stato Conference of the African
Branch Methodist Episcopal Church
South, which has bean in session here
during the past week, adjourned yester
day. It was presided over by Bishop
Payn, and the proceeding wero bar-
MKMrins, Nov. 23. Edward O'Don
nell, the watchman who wa so badly ii -jtired
at the burning of the city stable- S it
urday night, died this morning.
INCIDENT" AND ACCIDENT.
Pnu-ADELriiiA, Nov. 23 Mary K.
Hill, a widow lsdy rs'ding on the ror.ur
of Nineteenth and Pino street, wa mur
dered last-night by her son-in-law, (ieo A.
Twichel, Jr. Her body was afterward
thrown from a second story window. The
deed Has committed with a heavy iron
poker. No caue hss yet been aligned for
the act. The murderer was arrested.
tSr:it Meeting orthe Fen Inn llrolher
hood. PitiLADKLniiA, Nov. 23. The Fenian
Convention meets here to-iuotrow. It will
ptobsbly be the largest meeting of repre
sentative Irishmeu ever held. Ureal
preparations are being made, for a parade
on Thanksgiving day.
STootiiifr of the I.rlslturo nmt the
Columbus, Nov. 23. The Legislature
saire contains nothing of general impor
tancc. save touching the franchise, on which
he says the abuse of the elective franchise
rrauires attention. The General Assem
bly, at its present session, should submit
the propriety of amendments to the elec
tive laws for the representation of minorl
ties in the Board of Judges and Clerks of
Elections, and the registration of lawful
voters in each township and precincfj prior
to Jlie next election.
ST. JQIINVi, W. B.
The Flunnclal Pressure.
St. John's, N. B., Not. 23. The finan
cial panic has somewhat aoateu, ana puu
lic confidence slightly improved.
A telegram from the President of St.
Stephen's Batik holds out encouragement
for hope that the bant may Boon resume
business, and the value of its paper has in
creased 10 to 15 per cent. Notes of Com
mercial Bank are selling at 30 per cent.
discount. Business generally almost sus
Serious Illness of Gen. Butler.
Loweli.,'Nov. 23. Gen. Butler is dan-
Supposed Accident to the Lines in New
New Youk, Nov. 23 9 r. ar. Nothing
has been received by cable since early
Sunday morning. The lines aro supposed
to be down in New Foundland. . '
New Haten, Conn., Nov. 23. A town
meeting was held this morning to consider
the quo ion of loaning one million of dol
lars, in town bonds, to the Atr .Line Oom
pany. Without taking action tfle meeting
adjourned to Wednesday next.
Arrival of Judso I'liime.
RicnsiosB, Nov. 21 Chief Justice
Lhae arrived this evening, and will he on
tne bench to-morrow.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
The Convention of Railroad Freight
Agents at Chicago, decided to make no
change in the rates of freight on live stock
and flour, leaving it to parties intrusted to
alter rates when thought expedient. The
next convention will be held at Cleveland,
A proposition is pending in Leaven
worth for the construction of a railroad
from that city to Atchison, to connect with
the Central Pacific, thence to Fort Kearney
and the Union Pacific.
The question of a Constitutional Con
vention in Illinois has finally been settled.
The convention is carried by 710 majority
that is, that much over one-half the
entire representative vote of the State.
The Directors of the Chillicothe and
Omaha railroad have decided to put that
road under contract, notwithstanding St.
Louis voted down 2,000,000.
The St. Petersburg official papers deny
that Russia covets Bulgaria, Bohemia or
Constantinople, but she demands that the
Sclavonian tribes be free from the oppres
sion of Austria or Turkey.
The Madrid Epoca finds fault with the
United Slates, for its filibustering ten
dencies and habit of sheltering rebellious
Spaniards, and intimates that Spain ought
to check our insolence and injustice to
It is understood that the filibustered in
the Western cities have been ordered to
rendezvous at New Orleans and Mobile,
where transportation awaits them.
The new Minister to Paraguay, Qen.
McMahon, backed by Rear Admiral
Davis, and a formidable squadron, is
ordered to proceed to Assumption and "re
dress the wrongs said to have been com
mitted by President Lopez, on American
Angelina Martin, otherwise Jenny
Perry, the Washington lubbyist, was one
of the parties arrested in a descent upon an
assignation house, in Wooater street, Friday
The once terrible Pete Everett, the Ken
tucky raider, is now a peaceful farmer near
Mt. Sterling. He has cleared $4,400 by
his corn crop this season.
A fire broke out at nine o'clock Friday
evening in tha pattern-room ofDowdall,
Page & Co.'s foundery, at St. Louis, de
stroying $12,000 worth of patterns, and
burning out the whole building, which be
longs to Dowdall. The entire loss is $50
000, covered by, insurance, principally in
A correspondent at Columbus, Ohio,
writes : Samuel Galloway is looming up as
a formidable candidate for a place in
Uranl's Cabinet, but he will be bitterly as
sailed and opposed from Ohio. Ex-Governor
Dennison is being pressed for Postmaster-general
with considerable vim.
The quarrel among the Radicals for the
Cabinet offices is already in full blast.
The old Spanish padre who foretold,
some two hundred years ago, the existence
of a great city upon the bay where San
Francisco now stands, may not Lave been
out in his prophesies, after all. lie said
this future city should be four times laid
in ashes, aud once destroyed by an earth
quake. Four destructive lires have already
swept the city away to make place for
newer and better structures. Do the small
shocks lately felt give premonition of the
rest of the old priest's foreboding ?
Ou the 10th injl.the Circuit Court at
Madison, Wis., made a most important
decision in the case of Emma Schneider
va- the Provident Life Insurance and In
vestment Compmy, ol Chicago, Illinois.
The action was brought to recover (he
amount of an accident policy on the life
of the hii'hand of the plaintiff, but upon
trial a non-suit is gra-ited, the rsurt hold
ing that the deceased lost his lite while at
tempting to get on the cars while tbey
wero in motion, the defendant was not
liable to pay the u mount of the policy.
Thii in a most important decision, and
thculd be remembered.
A few days ag. a young couple named
Peter Shea and MissHelen Griffiths Boyer,
Greenville, Hendersou county, in Illinois,
went to the city of Gulesburg and were
married, after which they took apartments
at the American Hotel, where they in
tended remaining two nights. On retiring
the second night, Shea, instead of turning
out the ga, blew it out. The couple not
annearine at a late hour in the morning,
and not responding to calls, the door was
forced open, and She and bis wife were
found senseless from asphyxia. Physicians
were immediately called, and Mr. Shea was
hrmisrht to consciousness about six o'clock
in the evening, but Mr.'. Shea continued ir
eensible for forty-eight hours, when she ex-
nired. Mr. Shea's left side is completely
paralyzed, and'his recovery is pronounced
A man named oods, ono ol tho bur
glnrs who have been "going through" the
houses in Vincennes lately, was shot and
seriously iniurcd on Wednesday night
laft, whilo plying his trade in the drug
tnr near HioOIiio and Mississippi rails
The Woman's Suffrage Association of
St Lnuis met Saturday mid discussed
petitions to be laid before the State Legis'
lature and National Congress relative to
the enfranchisement of women. Ad
dresses were also made concerning tho
best methods of advocating woman's in
terests and clevntion. Tho association
will meet regularly hereafter.
The St. Louis Democrat's Bear River
City dispatch says part of tho mob fhade
an effort to burn the city Friday night,
but wero beaten off by tho citizen. Two
of the mob were killed and several
wounded. Troops from Fort Badger ar
rived Saturday morning and the city is
now tranauil. The mob carried twelve
nf thr-ir dead to the mountains and left
eleven bodies onthc streets Tom Smith
one of the leaders, is still alive and under
arrest in the hands of the military. No
more trouble anticipated.
A Thousand Miles Walk Aiuonpr
tlie Pampas and Andes.
The Experiences, Incidents
Thereto, and Observations
on the Lire and Cnstoms
of the Teoplc.
McesH. Lee & Shepard, of Boiton, have
recently issued a volume entitled " A
Thousand Milea Walk Across South Am
erica," by Nathaniel H. Bishop, an en
thusiastic naturalist, who really accom
plished what the title of tho book indi
cates. The observations and experiences
or this trip are naturally interesting, and
many curious incidents and customs may
be gleaned from its record. South Ameri
can scenery and life aro novel, and a few.
of the authors notes thereon may prove
Rosa, before he was driven from power.
ettabliBhed a paper currency which, being
of small nominal value, waa intended to
supply the place of coin. These bills
were struck off with the value of from ono
to several pesos stamped upon them. But
their f alue fluctuated to such an extent
that which, at one time, one Spanish dot
lar could purchase twenty pesos, a few
weeks later not eight could be obtained
for the same sum. At the present time,
peso is valued at four or five cents of
It is said that the President, having
put this currency into circulation, realized
several thousand dollars from it by mon
opolizing the money market, and causing
the paper to rise or depreciate at his
There animals hunt in packs, and though
of a cowardly nature will, whtn fierce with
hunger, attack man. The following inci
dent proves the often-contested fact :
A capataz (foreman) of an estancia (farm),
while returning from a distant village to
his home, met a pack of these dog'. The
instinct of the brutes told them that a
tired horse could not outstrive them in a
long run. They gave chase and soon
brought the horse and rider to the ground.
The capataz had no other weapon than his
knife, which proved ineffectual for his
defense, and both man and horse were
torn to pieces and devoured.
The wild dogs are of a Blight frame, and
are generally of a brown and yellow color;
their mouths arc of a dudky-brown or black.
Without doubt they descended from
the domestic dogs brought into this
country by the Spanish or Portuguese
Jesuits during the period of the early set
tlement of the La Plata promises.
THE LOVE OF A SEA-COOK.
The author made the acquaintance of a
dejected individual serving in the capaci
ty of cook on boatd a vessel, who, consoling
himself, meanwhile, with the bottle, relat
ed his story of his first and only love, as
"When I wa3 only sixteen years of age.
my father had a friend, who was also an
Irish barrister. This gentleman had a
daughter like an angel. I was young aud
beardless: she a few years older than my
self. I became ro deeply enamored that
I offered her me hand and me hat (heart);
at which she oftly replied, "Mr. W., you
are too young." I, however, pressed me
suit, for women want a de?l of coaxing;
but she only smiled. At last, when I grew
quite urgent, for an Irishman courts in
earnest, she referred me for an answer to
the second of bamuel, tenth chapter, and
the last part of the fifth verse. I turned at
once tolt, fori thought that by it she meant
to accept me suit, and in a bashful way told
me as she did ; when what waa me horror.
and shame to read the following words:
"Tarry at Jericho until your beard be
grown, and then return."
HOW HORSES ARE FOUND.
You are here after information, I
gucs-?" interogated a North American
resident whom the author met at Rosario.
"If so, come with me for a few days, and I
will show you how to be a gaucho. My
ehoulders are lame with being tossed in the
saddle while breaking bolts ; but the job is
through with for a while, and I d just like
to show you about."
Bat you have only one horse, the
author replied. " Were can I find
" Never mind," responded Don Daniel,
as the American styled himself. "Just
you mount him. If it comes to the wast
(worst J, 1 can yind one myself.
The ejtanei'a (farm) is generally left, by
will, to the wife and children, the wife
one-third, the boys and girls equal shares.
Sometimes she who haB been called wife is
not legally entitled to the same; but this
matters little; she has the right of the
property while her spouse lived, and the
same rule loiions alter ueain, unless
specially mentioned in the last will and
testament, by her lord, to the contrary.
The members of the family rarely divided
the property, but live together as before
the head of the family died, each member
consulting the others before making any
sales of stock, etc.
Tho peons, or laborers, that live upon the
csfctnctrt, rise half an hour before suniue,
take a mafe without sugar (unless the pro
prietor is unusually considerate), and at
sunrise select the horses from the drove in
the corral. A portion of the number
mount and gallop off to their respective
head', to select a new pa-turage ground,
and to prevent them from straying away.
ilic remaining peons select tne nan-
broken colts, and, after tying them to stout
stakes, entangle the animals with coils of
the laso, tripping them off their feeand
rolling them on the grcunu. 1ms is to
teach the young horse to be gentle under
difficulties ; or, in other words, not to
prance and kick when anything touches
riie Sabbaths and feast-days are strictly
kept by the gauchos in their own peculiar
wa?. They consider it wrong to woru on
these days, and, when they do, a fine is im
posed upon the Joffendew. But it isfier-
fectlv allowable lor men ana women to
dance, gamble, and fight upon a feast day.
If the traveler is, by any chance, in oneoi
the small towns of the pampa country, he
will see qauthos gallop up Irom Jisfannas
ten, fijteen, or even twenty leagues distant.
They pass the day in (citing horseman
ship; stealing, pitting fighting-cock, con
fessing sins to the wulrea; ana no; untre-
quently the grand finale U a general mtlee,
. I-.. -.1 . i
Irom wnicu lew escipe wiinoui a wouuu.
TnE MANNER OK COOKING.
After the animal has been killed, the
meat is cut into piece", without any regard
for anatomy, or for the butchers "regular
cuts;" and an iron spit, called the asatlor
is run longitudinally through each strip.
The asador is stuck into the grcund close
bv the fire, and, being carefully watched.
the steak is gradually cooked, in a manner
that would give no discredit in a well reg
ulated kitchen. The result of this method
is. that none of the juice of the meat are
THE MANNER OF EATING.
Drawing from his bell that companion
which the gaucho never parts with a long
knife a fellow cuts off' a strip of meat,
and holding ono end with bis fingers,
dropped the other into his mouth ; then
followed a quick upward stroke with the
knife, so close to his lips that the author
involuntarialy started severing the meat,
and leaving a large piece between his teeth.
The author attempted to imitate the fash
ion ; but, at the firet trial, the blade of his
knife came in contact with his nose, draw
ing the blood.
UNA TROAP DE MENDOZA.
Thin troop presented a picturesque ap
pearance as it slowly toiled along in divi
sions of ten carts each. The procession
was headed by four or five asses, with
pack-saddles and loads, and a number of
mules without luggage, driven by gauthos.
After these followed the two divisions
o5 carts, filled to such a degree with
hides that their drivers were entirely
hidden by them. This troop carried, as
usual, a Block of fire-wood, consisting o
TENNESSEE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,
heivy(brsnchci and gnarled itumps, which
were lahed to the ropea of the carts. The
rel.ivs consisted of thirty oxen and a few
old cows, which wtre also under the guid
ance of a crew of almpst savage gatuAos.
The meal was nerved in genuine pampa
fashion r one iron spoon and two cows'
horn split in halves, were passed around
the group, the members of which squatted
npon theiri hatinchea and' freely'1, helped
themselvea from the kettle.
Even in ihia most uncivilized form of
satisfying hunger, there U a. peculiar
etiquette, which the most lowly poem
inevitably observes. Each member of the
company in rtnrn dips his spoon or .horn
into the center of the stew, and draws it in
a direct line toward him, never allowing it
to deviate to the right or the left.
By observing this rule, each person eats'
wiltmnt tntnrfiirrino' with his neicrhbnr.
Being ignorant of this custom, the author
dipped his horn into the meas at random,,
and fished about in it for Borne of the nice'
bite. His companions regarded, this hor
rid breach of politeness with scowla of Im-
patience, and declared that the Qrinqos did
not know how 'fj ea't, and, Jas they lived
udou does in their owna.distaot coantrr.
tmey came to me great zugcunuc cjjuuhu
..i " . l l l i: '
to get food and grow lat upon me gauencsr
"Where is Bostron ?'' a?ked a native,
"Uostron is in France," replied another.
"That cannot be, because Franca is a.
great wav off and has not cot any moon
and the Gringo told me, the other night,
that there is a moon in Isostroo, ana jorin
America is in the same place.
"Fool!" exclaimed the scholar, "jMorih
America is in England the country where
the Orinoos live that tried to take Buenos
Lich was confident that he was right.
SUr-EUSTITION AND RELIGION.
At a certain season of the year, in Men-
doza, a mock Christ was crucified by the
priests. The deluded people believing it
to be the true Savior, wept as they beat
their breasts and cried out with compas
sion. At these aud other services oi me
church, as the mass and vesper prayer, the
men formed a very small portion of the
congregation, but the women were con
stant attendants, and were constantly at
the confessional. One young lady made it
a rule to go to confession three times a
week, until the priest tired of it, and told
her to come once in seven days, when he
would pardon tho whole at once.
There was hut one form of disease in
Mendozieaid to be incurable by the phy
sicians, ihia was the goitre, and is Known
among the people as the cote. The disease
appeared in the form of a large swelling on
the throat, which was caused by the
mineral qualities of the river Mendoza.
The canals, that supplied the citizens of
tho town, ran through nearly every street,
and each family procured their water from
them. livery fourth woman in the place
is afflicted by it. It is not a rare thing to
see a large swelling on both sides oi me
throat, 80 large as to bo absolutely dis
gusting. There wa'p in the neighborhood
of Mendozi, a spring of fine water, but only
a few of the citizens took advantage of its
Ilcurj- Ward Kccclicr ou tho Dcnior
nlizittlou or Northern Society.
Sunday evening of the 15ih insl., Mr.
Beecher favored his congregition at Ply
mouth Church with a picture of Northern
society as it exists under the influence of
Radical rule. It was a damuing confes
sion of crime in high places, and utter de
moralization of the whole social organiza
tion in the North. We extract as follows
from the reported dbcouraai-i-
Corruption holds .direct influence
throughout the land, while the state of the
community is demoralized ip this extreme.
Gigantic dishonesty struts forth unreboked.
And to what may this be attributed ibe
money power ot the country, men
pillage and plunder, yet the stern voice of
justice, tlte frank expression of honesty
never reach theirears. uounterfeiters and
polished swindlers are received with emiles
on all eides. Their friends meet them with
kindness and tokens of esteem. Men are
ashamed to mention their ideas or give
utterance to their indignation, and thus to a
degree acquiesce in their villainy by their
reticence, lheir lnends know that those
public plunderers are committing stupen
dous frauds. They will' not be allowed to
be sunk and prostrated, and thus crime
rides triumphant. But there should be
honest men in the community to let these
plunderers know thit they are watched
and scrutinized. They should be singled
out and denounced, and held up to public
degredation. Alas ! it was otherwise.
Those very villains were received with
smiles, and honest men, with whom they
sometimes mingled, thanked them for
coming to see them, and felt honored in
their presence. Why? Because the
plunderers had money enough to go
through the whole calendar of transgres
sions. We are not accutomed"to honesty
or boldly expressing our convictions or ap
plying such epithets as would finally crush
the public robbers of the time. Instead of
which they are applauded for their dis
honesty. If honest men did their duty
there would be no plunderers. P'Amen I "
cried an old lady, emphatically)
This government, like a new boat, was
built on quicksand and could not stand so
long aa the corruption of the present day
was so glaring. The evenU within the lafct
fourteen days had aroused a worthy indig
nation and given to sober minded men
causes for anxiety. No man was true to
God who would conceal such fraudulent
doings or fail to upet them. He was sorry
to say that thoe persons were led as
sheep to thi? slaughter. Their eogineers
were native born men. It was not the
ignorant man who wa g.iilty and snubbsrd
besides, but it was he who eat in his em
bellished housa and planned, who had
hordes of agents to scout and skirmish and
carry out designs he was guilty, and
should be encountered, wrestled with and
knocked down. Talk about patriotism I
While men wera mouthing lirge words,
while men proclaimed sentiments that at
tracted applause, they were cutting the
garment of justice and takiog away the
grand foundation of everything that was
patriotic. Then there wasano'her stage of
corruption in the legislative halls He
did not think he slandered when be .said
'that the general rule to-day in the Legis
lature was buying aud Billing. Mouey
was the cry and men were undisguisedly
bought and sold. Men formed plan;,
cliques or rings, in which the great public
interests were bought and sold amid bribery
and corruption of the most atrocious and
appalling character. Those men were not
denounced. Corruption triumphed. Every
man who went to Albany in ine ca
pacity of representative was dissolved
in the great cauldron of dishonesty,
and if an honest ore did proceed there
his voice was so feeble as to be unheard in
the mighty roar of plunder. After dilating
at length on the necessity of constituents
inquiring rigidly into the conduct of their
representative?, the speaker proceeded to
demonstrate the fact lhat all men sending
forth an assemblyman should be thorough
ly acquainted with his character ; for where
the known recipient of a bribe was allowed
to pasi unheeded, those concealing the fsct
were participants in ine crime. When a
corrupt villain was sent to Albany it must
be taken that he represented his con
stituents. Adveriing to the judicial hjs
tern. Mr. Beecher proceeded to sav : Cor
ruption does not dwell only in Albany; it
travels in another direction. It descratea
the last refuge of justice the courts. Yet
so corrupt are the courts of law that the
name of judge stinks. (.Liiughter.)
I say there is nothing arouses my indig'
nation ; nothing so far beyond the pale of
forgiveness as a corrupt judge, btrike him
down. The judges plunder and are known
to plunder. They make decisions and
hold them up for sale. They auction jus
tice nnd grow fat on bribes. Our courts
are becoming more and;more corrupt and
our judges more and more infamous. Some
time ago ! was written to by a young man.
the son of a judge, who complained of ob
servations 1 bad made. Alas I no one will
write now, for that would bea sign that
some conscience wasstill left. It is useless
to say that they care not. But I am worthy
of notice; this will go into the newspaper?,
will be copied abroad, and a worthy public
sentiment will be aroused. They
may revile, but their acts will
become known by them. The
judges will be reticent, because they are
lost to rectitude. The community is so
low in its moral tone that indignation can
not rise in thunder against them. The
justice of the courts, I repeat, is rotten,
rank and foul. I say we are in more danger
now than before slavery was wiped away ;
or truth, justice and honesty have departed.
Our most sacred liberty and institutions
are being destroyed. Money rules supreme
and pur courts of justice stink with cor
ruption. We are in more danger now
than by being overwhelmed by slavery.
Money is our danger and the corruption
rn ?. T-i ii .i t-
uitu luuuws ii. i'rienm anu uremren, i
have borne my testimony, I have not over
stated anything ; I have not been extrava
gant in marking out your line of duty.
Your indignation must be aroused. You
must learn to speak that which you feel
.and bo known by discretion. Let right be
pitted against wrong. No matter, under
what circumstances it may come to pass be,,
true to your feelings. Yon must do your"
.dotyin all.public affairs. I do not think
'we are so fir gone yet as to be wholly ir
revocable. There may be still lightning
in our community to strike forth annihilate
the abuses that exist. We are not ignoble
enough to perish. Go forward fearlessly
and root out the corruption that abounds.
Arouse the expressions of truth and cling
to that which is right.
.Southerners In ScivYorlJ.
The New York correspondent of thu
Mobile Register gives the following in a re
I have seen it stated in print that Soulh
ronism (if I mav coin a word) has almost
disappeared irom this city. J. be statement
ij not in any re'pect true. There is more
of it than ever before. There is hardly a
trade or profession in which a large num
ber of Southern men are not engaged, and
most of these have come North since the
war. They are found at the bar, on the
prejs, practicing medicine, in educational
institutions, in binks and insurance of
ficts, employed as clerks in wholesale
stores, and, in fact, following every busi
ness in the long list of avocations in New
York. Then there are large and con
stantly increasing social circle?, composeJ
almost exclusively of Southern men and
women, large and fashionable boarding
bouses, where one meets hardly any but
Bmthern people, a church attended by
Southern people only, and two hotels
known by every one to be patronized
almost solely by Southerners. Instead of
being on the decline in New York, South
ern influence are constantly increasing. It
permeates the whole business circle, is
found in the best society, and is almost
brushed against by every saunterer on
Broadway. No doubt this is very annoy
ing to the "loyal" element, but I don't see
how that element is going to get rid of it.
A Uuchclor Leaves Ills I'orliuie to a
NlIrltunllf tic Ductrcni.
A well known wealthy bachelor has
lately died and left the bulk of his pro
perty to a spiritualistic doctress, whose
name and fame has gone abroad into all
our city circles. It seems that about a year
and a half ago the lady named as heir to
the property, received a call one day from
the wealthy bachelor, who was desirous to
obtain treatment Cor a painful and lingericg
disease. He hadbeen treated by scores of
regular practicioners ; but all their efforts
had proved futile in restoring to the in
valid his wonted health. So, hearing of
the success of the mediumistic doctre's, he
came to try her skill in the wonderful art
She thought she could cure him. Visits
were frequent and various kipdaof treat
mentjwere'&dopfedand the patient seemed
to" gel belter and better. Of course the
experience of better health made the opu
lent invalid generons. His fees were pro
fuse. Money was of no account. He gave
it almost constantly. Down one day came
a check for $40,000. When it was pre
sented at the bank for payment, it was
thought to be a mistake, and a clerk was
sent out to hunt up the drawer, and ascer
tain its correctness. It was paid, however,
and the greenbacks went to carpenters,
masons, and laborer?, who were building
new and elegant houses for the fair and
He came at last to believe in things un
seen but potent. They bad spiritual sit
tings together. The room wherein these
happy and interesting hours were passed
was christened "the room of Jesus," be
cause heavenly visitors came down and
abode in it, and uttered through the earthly
medium words of divine and godlike im
port. The treatmentand the familliar acquaint
ance continued from month to month, and
another check was given by the invalid,
this time amounting to $15,000. All at
once the improving health of the patient
seemed to fail.
The bed was taken to, and the man felt
the earth slipping away from him hour by
hour. Then a will was made, in which,
iu consideration of the respect that the
dying man felt for the woman, and for her
cause, all of h'13 large estate, estimated at
$430,000, was given unreservedly to her
and her heire, in fee simple.
The heirs at law, when they heard of the
disposal of their kinsman's property, were
naturally enough astounded, and measures
were at once taken to contest the probate of
the last will and testament of the uncle, on
the ground of insanity, undue influence,
and unfit state of mind to make such a
document. Providence (R. I) Press.
1METH US DKR A CLOUD.
The King of Bavaria has just with
drawn the pension which the popular
German poet Gcibel has received from
the privy purse for the last fifteen year?.
The immediate causo of tho royal dis
pleasure is a poem which Gcibel wrote to
welcome the King of Prussia on his visit
to Lubeck, Geibol's native place, and the
reason alleged in tho official communica
tion is -'the chango in Geibel's political
sentiments. Geibel has written a long
letter to the King of Bavaria, in which
he first resigns his professorship at the
University of Munich, and then dcclarea
that thero has been no chango in ins po
litical opinions, and that in his earlier
poems he had always expressed an ardent
longing lor a great united iiermany. ine
events of ISCti had only itiven the feeling
a more definite form. Geibel has many
friends in Munich, and his loss will bo
the more regretted nt that capital, ns it
involves that of another literary celeb-'
Paul Heyse, tho well-known novelist,
who waa also in the receipt of a pension
from the royal purse, has written to the
King of Bavaria to tho effect that, as he
entirely shares Gicbcl'a political senti
mentp, ho also wishes to resign his pen
sion. MICHIGAN SESATOK.
Some of tho Michigan newspapers
strongly urge tho 'reelection of Senator
Chandler, Radical, whoae term expires on
the 4 th cf March next Referring to this
rccommondation, tho Philadelphia Ttle
yrapli. Radical, remarks .
"We think Michigan can do much bet.
ter. Chandler, at the best, is a dcrna-i
gogue, happening to be on the right side
at present. But ho is a man who is not
qualified, either by intellect or habits, for
the high position which ho has now filled
during a period of twelve years. In all
h elements of statesmanship he is a
mere pigmy by tho side of his colleague,
Senator Howard. Let the new Michigan
Legislature look around the State before
they givo Chandler another b'ix years
lease of the flesh-pots. They will have
no difficulty in finding a better and more
deserving man to ropresont their State in
the National Senate"
Emma Goss, wife of Joe Cohan, the
New York pugalist, was sent to tho
penitentiary ono month, Saturday, for
practicing her husband's manly art on
another woman, who got decidely tho
worst of the "mill.''
Nashville, Nov. 23, 1863. The Sen
ate was called to order at 10 A. If. by
Speaker Senter. Thirteen members
answered to their names. There not being
a quorum present, the senate adjourned
uum xl a. m. io-raorrow.
TT , . . n . . .
iuc iiuuae mei ar, iu o eiorir. i r
Speaker Richard in the Chair, and fifty-
ciui ujeiuoers present.
Leave of absence was granted Mr. Thorn
u'i ucueruou ; aiao io .aiessra. isowles
NEW BILL3 AND RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Bowles: Resolution directing
iud vAjuiptruner io issue nis warrant to
James bpraule for $240 50 for bringing G.
W. iiowman from Iowa. Referred to the
committee on Fmaace and Ways and
By Mr. Woodcock: Bill to nrmidn fni-
jiuBuisinuuiioa.oi me acts ana journals of
... . .Y .
ine uenerai Assembly. Jfissed first read
ing and referred to the Committee on Pub
lic ijrronnds and Buildings.
By Mr. Baker: Bill to amend the Beve'
nuei3wsofthe State. Passed first read
ing and referred to the Committee on Fi
nance and Ways and Means.
By Mr. Dome: Resolution annrnnrii.
ting $284 40 for the benefit of parties in
terested in a oiu ot costs in the case of
btate ts Ueoj. Alls et als. Referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Turner: Bill to compel clerks to
eurou anu iranscnoe the proceedings in
the various courts of the State for the par
tition and division of property and for
other purposes. Passed first reading and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Sparkman: Bill to give the
Clerk and Master of Van Buren county the
right to keep at his residence the books and
papers of his office. Passed first reading
and referred to the Committee oa Ju
diciary. By Mr. Hewatt: Bill to repeal an act
creating a County Judge in Qbion county.
Passed first reading and referred to Com
mittee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Ryder: Bill to regulate the
practice of the Circuit and Liw Courts in
certain cases. Passed first reading and re
ferrcJ to Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Cordell : Bill to amend the rev
enue laws of the State. Passed first read
ing and referred to Committee on Finance
and Ways and Means.
By Mr. Ryder: Bill to incorporate the
Shelby County Agricultural and Horticul
tural Society. Passed 5rst reading and re
ferred to Committee on Incorporations.
By Mr. Mynatt: Bill to repeal an act
pissed February 27, 1S67, entitled an act
to repeal section 39 of an act passed May
24, 1SGC, to incorporate the Tennessee and
Pacific road. Passed first reading and re
ferred to Committee on Internal Improve
ments. By Mr. Hewatt : Bill to incorporate the
Union City Bank. Passed first reading,
and referred to Committee on Banks.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS LYING OVER.
91 : Appointing Commissioners to the
Cattle Disease Convention at Springfield,
Illinois. Referred to the Committee on
Finance and Ways and Means.
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READINO.
55 To amend chap. 1C of part 3. title
2, ofiheCode. Passed.
244: To suppress drunkenness and sup
Mr. Lagle moved to refer to the Commu
tes on Tippling and Tippling Houses.
Mr. Meyers moved to lay the motion on
The vote was taken by ayes and noes.
when it was found that no quorum was
Adjourned to two p. r.
I he vote was again taken on tho motion
to lay on the table the motion to refer the
bill to suppress drunkenness to the Com
mittee on Tippling and Tippling Houses
and resulted ayes 29; noes27.
1 he report of the Judiciary Committee
recommending the rejection of the bill was
then concurred in ayes 31; noes 22.
255': To consolidate the Board of Trus
tees of the Greenville and Tusculum Col
oS: Io compel Registers to register
their books. Rejected.
262: To regulate fire tests of illumina
ting oils. Passed.
204: To charter the Shelby ville and
Tulahoma Turnpike Company. Amended
26o: To require turnpike companies to
do justice. Rejected.
UOU: Disqualifying Revenue Collectors
from holding office in certain cases. Re
SENATE RILLS ON FIRST READING.
105: For the benefit of United States
soldiers. Passed and referred to the Com
mittee on Finance and Ways and Means.
116: To provide for the taking of the
probate of deeds. Passed and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
U49 ; lo secure the payment of public
moneys. .Passed and referred to the Com
railtee on Judiciarv.
264: To provide for private ways.
Passed and referred to the Committee on
2b: lo amend an act passed May 24.
27?i To incorporate the Edgefield Cem
etery. Passed and referred to the Commit
tee on Incorporations.
27S: Io bring on the elections for
Judges, etc. Passed and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
279 : To enforce the 7oth chapter of the
acts of 18GS. Passed and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
281 : To regulate the sittings of the
Chancery and Circuit Courts of Warren
county. Passed and referred to the Judi
2S4: To repeal an act changing tm
county lines of liiKalb and White.
301 : To relieve the tax payers. Pasatd
and referred lo Judiciary Committee.
302: For the relief of unfinished rail
roads. Passed and referred to Committee
on Internal Improvements.
291 : To authorize the cor.sl ruction ot the
Norfolk and Great Western Railroad.
Passed over informally.
351 : To amend the Attachment laws so
as to apply the exemption of $100 worth
of labor iu the hands of employes from
attachment only to the beads of families.
Referred back to Judiciary Committee.
352: To incorporate the Raleigh Mineral
SpringB Hotel. Passed.
357: For the benefit of Union soldiers.
TViased over informally.
365: To legalize the official acts of
Isaac R. Reeder, of Robertson county.
Mr. Cordell introduced a bill to create a
Commissioner of Immigration, to hold office
two years, at a salary of $3,000 per annum ;
also to appropriate $20,000 for the benefit
of immigration. Passed first rerding and
referred to Committee on Finance and
Ways and Means.
Leave of absence for ten days was granted
Adjourned to 10 A. li. to-morrow.
Shoemakers do not approach starva
tion any nearer than they did years ago ;
yet, excepting in the cutting, scarcely
any handwork is dono in tho large shoo
factories. Machines do everything. The
leather goes to the top of the building in
sides and skins, and comes down Irom
lloor to floor in various stages of progress
until it comes into the salesroom in fin
ished condition. Machines punch holes
and insert eyelets, bevel the heels and
connect tho Uppers, and do all the sewing,
Ex-Goveenor Hiland Hall, ofBcn
nmgton, Vt., and Mrs. Hall will soon
celebrate their golden wedding, and the
invitations will include all the inhabitants
of Bennington over fifty years of age.
The Portland (Me.) Advertiser men-
tions as a weather phenomenon, that on
tho 17th of October, 1S1U, it snowed and
froze, and the snow did not go away for
the winter, neither did tho ground
NEW SERIES NO. 77,
CENTKAL AND S0UTII AMERICA.
Intrigue or lAn!s Napoleon on lho
American Continent Jeilosales or
In view of tho proposed ship canal
through tho Isthmus of Darien, tho af
fairs of Central America and the adioin-
mg states are of interest to the peoplo
of this country. Foreign nations, jealous
of our progress and desirous of obtaining
control of the waterway from tho Atlan
tic to the Pacific oceans, saysiho Phila
delphia Argus, will ferment discord and
contention in. that portion of tho New
World for the purpose of obtaining an
excuso on which to found a claim for ins
terferenco. Franco manoeuvred against
the Nicaragua movement, and rendered,
it froUless.ofresults commensurate with
tho hope3 and intentions of its projectors,
and General Mosqucra has always been
regarded as the paid agent of Napoleon,
and hi3 tool on the Isthmus. Had this
soldier of fortuno not been deposed and
sent into exile by tho people of Colum
bia, long before this that portion of the
American continent would have been
but a dependency of France. When the
present Emperor of that country was a
prisoner in the Fortress of Ham, he
thought and wroto about the importance
of the Isthmus of Darien, when consid
ered in connection with the trade of tho
world, and his Mexican expedition was
directly connected with that project. If
he could havo held Mexico, with Maxi
milian on the throne, it would then have
been an easy matter, by intrigue, money
and management, to exercise a control
ing influence in the Central American
Sutes, and also those in tho northern
part of South America. But this project
failed, and tho tragedy at Queretaro com
pelled a change in tho way by which
French interests aro to be forwarded in
that section of the New World. That
Napoleon has not abandoned his design
is evident from tho fact that tho same
men, who, during tho Mexican imbrog
lio, figured in tho Isthmus States, are
again appearing on tho surfaco and pro
ducing discord, contention and revo
lution. To bo sure, Mosquera was
not at the immediate scene of action,
but his agent3 aro flush with
money and plethoric with promises. A
revolution recently broke out at Bogata,
when the Governor of Cundinamarca
declared that State outside of tho Re
public. The Governor was made pris
oner by the forces of the Central govern
ment, but his friends subsequently de
feated the troop3 sent against them. If
this movement succeeds, Mosquera will
be brought hack from Lima and placed
at the head of tho now government, with
a hope that he can control tho States of
Canca, Panama and Bolivia, and from
thence stretch his authority into other
parts of the isthmus.
In Peru, affairs are by no mean3 in a
settled and satisfactory state. Tho Min-
r T.ir n: i ! A
from jhejhbinet of Balta, and. that factl
sScreaUngtfntto tv commotion in" thV
Stated A largo number of the friends of
tho Minister will now join tho opposi
tion, and as in Peru tho slightest pretext
is eagerly seized upon for revolution, we
may bo again afflicted by that chronic
Peruvian disorder. It is indeed, well
known that conspiracies are already on
foot, and almost all tho evil can be traced
to the First Vice President, Colonel
Zerallos, who, ambitious of command, is
using all of his energies towards attain
ing his desire. An important law was
recently passed by the Congress of Peru,
recognized and confirming the promotions
made by Prado in his revolution of 1SG5,
and declaring null those conferred by his
opponent, Pezet, during tho same period.
Prado is still very popular in tho Repub
lic, tho glories of the victory over the
Spaniards on May 2, 1SG6, cannot be for
gotten, and his name is linked inseper
ably with theta. The alacrity with which
Congress confirmed his rank and ordered
that ho should receive his legitimate
salary, the suspension of Canseco's decree
declaring him a criminal and exile, all go
to prove the hold ho still has upon tho
affections of the people, and although ho
yet preserves his strict retirement in
Chili his welcome in Peru would be en
thusiastic from the people. But his
military rivals would object, and as tho
military rule in tho State, such an event
is not likely to occur. In the meantime,
Balta holds tho reins of government and
rules with an iron rod.
The peoplo of Bolivia aro intensely
excited in reference to the treaty enter
ed into with Brazil, by which tho former
State lose3 nearly eighteen thous
and squaro leagues of territory. They
declare that Brazil is grasping power and
authority in all directions, and protest
against Bolivia being mado a party to
her enrichment. A reform party has
been inaugurated in Chili. They de
mand a reform in tha election laws of tho
State, freedom of tho press, and a dis
missal of tho present Cabinet of Minis
ters. Thi3 platform was presented to
tho PresiJent by a largo committee of
influential citizens. He dissented from
all their views and demands, and this
wiU bo followed by commotion and prob
ably revolution. This is tho present
state of affairs in Central and South
America. It is not promising for a con
tinuation of peace, and this country
should bo prepared to guard our inter
ests along the Panama Railroad, and also
prevent any foreign power from obtain
ing an influence in that section which
will ' overshadow that of the United
States when tho canal" is put in operation
from the Atlantic to tho Pacific oceans.
The Lcrd Mavor of London will not
permit the children to trundle hoops in
the streets. The police mercilessly gob
ble up all these ringshaped "nuisances,"
as they arc called, an d tho police stations
havo them by tho thousand. Great men
are always the possessors of peculiaf
It is slated that of the 10,000,000 acrts
of land In the State of South Carolina, only
one-four th is nnder cultivation, lhe re
mainder, some 14,500,000, is mainly in
primeval forest. Fully half of the 4,500,-
000 noir nnder quasi cultivation is lor sale,
some of it even so low as $1 per acre, and
rangiog from that up to $20. Good farms
have -within the year Bold as low as $3 per
acre, and, in certain cases, even below mat,
InLSGI, says tho Pall Mall Gazette,
3,333 tons of ico were carried from Nor
way into England ; in 18C5, 43,349 ton3
were imported ; and during tho last year
the onantitv has been much greater.
j And stiU a good market might bo found
I lor mucti moro ice in Mgcuiu,
BB0WXL0W AND HIS FBIENDS.
Tho "BlacUbnrn-llrlen Defense" A
Qnstia of Veracity Jadffe Brlen'a
From the Knoxville Whir, Nor. 21.
The following letter front M. M. Brien.
Esq , setting himself right in the matter
discussed, was written with a view to its
publicatit n, and hence wo give the writer
the benefit of onr circulation. All wo
havo heard from Blackburn is that ho
stated to several gentlemen on tho streets
of Nashville, in substance, thatthe whclo
story was false, not only as given by the
Rhel papers, bnt by Judire Brien him
Nashville, Nov. 17. 1S68. His Excel
lency, Wm G Brownlaw. Governor. Ptc
Dear Sir: I see an article in the Pre
and Times of this mornintr. nnder tha
head of "That Blackburn-Brian diclo-
sure," with your card, dated Knexville,
November 13, 1S63. In this, Governor,
you seem to censure mo and imputo im
proper motives to ma Now, sir, I again
desire to set you right It is true I did
apply to you to be appointed Supremo
Judge. 1 done so because I desired the
position, and I knew quite a large num
ber of both our personal and political
friends desired it In my letter to you,
I suppose I technically violated tho rules
of modesty, bnt owinst to ourrjersonal
-and'polltical relations, I presume to via
iaio iae poiuo ruie ana appeal to you per
sonally, and at the time of tho Bradley
trial, I did not know bnt what I would bo
appointed. I believed I was entitled to it
and I believe so yet You state that yon
'saw proper not to make the appoint
ment' That if you had commissioned
Mr. Brien I have no doubt these ques
tions would neverhave been asked Black-
burn. In this you censure me wrong
fully, I had no improper motives under
the sun. You have been misinformed,
no doubt The articlo referred to was
unauthorized, was a strike at both you
and myself; and, in my opinion, done to
keen you from making the appointment,
as the question had been previously no
ticed in the newspapers. But to the
point I am not to blame in tho slightest.
I will again state how this occurred and
your censure should be as to others and
I was employed to prosecute Bradley,
tho adopted son of CoL Blackburn, for
the murder of Parrish. Col. Blackburn
had himself introduced as a witness for
the defendant He stated on his direct
examination, without a question or inti
mation from me or any one on the side of
the prosecution, "that he arrested Parrish
on a suspicion of horse stealing, placed
him in charge of Bradley and others, di
rected them to keep him safo until morn
ing, when they should accompany him to
Nashville, where he would get a reward
of $500, which he, Blackburn, would
divide with him, BradleT, and the other
I have never heard ot any reward tor
Parrish, and to test Blackburn, I asked
him, if there had been any reward offered
for the arrest of Bradley. Ho answered
not publicly. 1 then asked him what ho
meant by that, and I state here, I had no
idea what his answer would be, when he
answered as before written to you. I did
not believe it, and in order to catch him,
not to reflect on you, I had him tj repeat
it, and had it written down. In my ar
gument I denounced it as untrue, that
Col Blackburn was mistaken too, and
appealed to him that ho was mistaken,
when be in his plea said he wi not mis-,
taken. Now Sir, 1 defended you against
this vile charge, and for this in the dis
charge of my duty, ray friends blow ma
instead of CoL Blackburn.
Blackburn did not say nor did nny ons
intimate that the reward or any part of
it was to go to you, but ho, Blackburn,
was to divide it with his guards. row
Sir. I state again, that I have ever been
your personal and political friend, and I
really thought a confidential political
friend. I have even defended you and
no mortal man ever heard mo say a wrd
against you or your administration. 1
am a Radical upon principle, lour re-
orTfTendshm of any man dreeEoCSi
whtflfelteve ymi oapaWe of hny suaivcon-
duct as attributed to you by this Black
burn-linen insinuation, although aimed
I suppose at me, does not bit me, for you
know I never believed one word cfit, I
never charged it
1 thmkyourquarrelshoukl bein another
direction I am not bogging vour friend
ship, I only want you to know tho facta
and then if you thought I was censurable
then blame me. 1 think it anybody has
a right to complain it is me, as 1 had
written you a private letter requesting
the appointment, to bring that before the
public, I suppose for some cause to injure
me with my party for fear as some ofthem
do, that I am in somebodys way, but this
is only I suppose a matter ot taste as
for satisfactorily reasons to yourself it
seems i, ou had determined not to commis
sion me before the Bradly trial of, which
however, I have no intimation, but if I
must bo candid I believed you -would. I
disclaim any notion whatever to even
reflect upon you in my course of .exam.s
nation. The testimony ot Blackburn wnn
not elicited by meupon cross examination ,
it was voluntarily on his part, 1 only bad
him to explain himself as was my duty
to do in prosecuting the most cold bloodci
mnrder I ever saw.
In this communication 1 am asking no
favors, only to be set aright You had
the appointing power, and when you de
clined to commission me, you mistook the
man, if you think I reflect npon you and
that would cause me to injure you No
sir. While I know it is the policy of a
certain ring or lick spittle to mjuro mo
for fear I am in somo one's way. I
thank God I am independent ofthem all
I do what I think to bo right and risk the
consequences. 1 state lacts to you sir,
and you have no right to doubt them, and
you can print this or any part oHt 1
havo never done you any narm or injury
in my life, and if you are desirous to
gratify a few political tricksters and the
rebels by casting a blame or censure
upon me, do eo.
Kespectlully, yours etc ,
M M Bkibn, Sk.
Helena, Ark., Nov. 11, 1S&3 To the
Editor of the Cincinnati Commercial : In
the telegraphic column of your paper da
ted the C:h of November, appeared a SI.
Louis dispatch, of November 5, stating
thet a son of the late Gen. Hindman was
in that city, (St. Louis) and that the Gen.
was assassinated by his brother-in-law, just
after he (Hindman) had filed a petition for
divorce from his wife.
Your dispatch contains two demonstra
ble lies; the first in reipect to the deceas
ed's son having been in St. Louis. He
left but two sons, the oldest of which is
eight years of age, and both now with
their mother in this place. The second, as
to his having bleu a petition for divorce,
which is fitse, as the records of the court
here will show. The third statement in
the dispatch charges his assassination upon
his hrotner-in-iaw, anu reier?, za x lata ii,
to me, in conorence oi certain rumors
put afloat by lying ludical conspirators in
this State, to cover their own guilt. I now
denounce the authors of the report con
necting my came with the murder cf my
brother-in-law. General T. C. Hindman, as
liars and slanderers, aud I demand of you,
as a matter of right, to furnish me the
name of the author of the dispatch alio
dtd to, or the reliable authority spoken cf,
and ak you, as a matter of justice, to in
sert this card in your columns. Respect
fully, Cameron N. Biscoe.
BAKKKVPl- IX VlHGIXIA.
The number of petitioners in bankruptcy
in the State of Virginia up to June 1, ltJjd,
waa 2,451. From June 1, to the pre en',
date there have been 296 petitions filed,
making a total of 2,747. Of th(i 127
have been granted discharges; lhat is, one
petitioner in every 21 ha3 gone through
the mill and come ont with "clearance
Joseph P. Boyle, Sheriff of Madison
county, AUbama, elected by the negroes
in February, publishes a card in tho
Huntsville Democrat, in which he says
that ho knows well that he was not
elected by tho people, and that he is ready
to resign the moment he is assured that
his successor will bo chosen at tho polls,
not appointed by the Governor.
The Prussian Diet has adopted a ris Iu
tlon in favor of entire freedom of debst ,
and the resolution has been approved by