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Resignations for (lie Past
iuejestruction of Fort Lara-
Jjte by Exploding Shells.
latle Between United States
Iroops and the Indians.
'Sheridan's Keport of the
Cameron's Election in Arkansas
Seiator Morton on National Fl
10 lbe Union flnil AmnrifAn liv K
.onthero and Pacifio Telegraph Liuo.
VKClNiiATr, Dec. 2. Tbe election of
offi&re of tbe National Board of Trade for
the osning year, resulted in tbe choice of
"regflent the Hon. Frederick Fraley, o
i hilijelphia, re-elected. Vice PresidentP,
George LHasaard, of Boflklo, .Robert S.
Kirlind,'cf Baltimore, James C.-Converee,
ofarBiston and Wm. N. Trenhom, of
Charleston, South Carolina, William M.
Egad,b Chicago, IHinoi, Jno. A. Gano,
ot'Cincinnati, George F. B3gley, of De
troit, J.J. Sorter, of .Louisville, Win. M.
3r?glam, of Milwaukee, re-elected; Geo,
H. Tsurston, of Pittsburg, re-elected; Jno,
P. Brown, of Portland, re-elected ; E. 0,
Stanard, of St. Lou in, re-elec:ed, and
George A. Fostick, of New Orleans, La.,
The vice Presidents were nominated
and elected as frem States.
The free use of the Southern Pacific and
Atlantic telegraph tinea were tendered tbe
boaid by Hon. Georce II. Thumon, Presi
dent. The Hamilton atd Dayton railroad ten
dered the courtesies of their ro id to Tole
do. Hospitalities of the city were tendered
the board, and a complimentary concert at
Pike's Opera House to-night.
The Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arte
Young Men's Mercantile Library Associa -tion
end Cincinnati Club House, were all
thrown open to the delegates and couriered
'Washington. Dec. 2. Tbe official Ar
my Register for 1SGS, just published bf
the Wir Department, shows that since the
Register issued for 1807, the resignations
hare been as follows: One Lieutenant
Colonel, one .Major, thirteen Captains, fif
teen First Lieutenants, thirteen Second
Lieutenants, eight Assistant Surgeons and
oneitnilitary store-keeper. Thirty officeis
have died, seven were dismissed and nine
were cashiered. Brig. Gen. and Bryt.
Maj. Gen. Robert K. Scott resigned.
The report of the Commissioner of the
Union Pacific Railroad estimate that for
the complete equipment of the line to Salt
Lake, additional locomotives, car?, etc, and
for stone structures several millions may
be required. It will bo recollected that
some months ago this company voted to
.put three millions of its own first mortgage
bonds in trust for that purpose. The gov
ernment now owes the company four mil
lion .dollars for the part of tbe road al
ready completed. The company has ex
pended eix million dollars on grading,
rail?, and other eupplies beyond the nine
hundred and -forty miles already finished.
Flake Menrd From Tlio Money til the
Erie Co. Xot Yet Siojcn Anoilior Ju
" dlclnl Decision.
New Yobk, Dec 2. A notp dated P.-rt
Jervin, December 1, from Jas. Fiske,
states he left New York early Monday
"morning to settle up-eome affairs relative
to -a rolling mill for the Erie Railroad
.'Company, and for no other purpose. The
'money of the Erie Company, he says, is
not nor has it been in his charge, but in
the treasury of the company, and the rival
Receivers can get at it nuw at well as
wbert he was in the cily.
New York, Dec 2. Justice Balcom, of
(fBinghampton, Bitting at special term of
jtthe Supreme Court in that city yesterday,
granted an order on tbe application of the
attorney general of the State, enjoining the
,Erie railroad company by its directors,
from delivering or transferring any proper
ty to a receiver or any other person olher-
wise than the receiver to be appointed by
the court, and naming the Hon. Giles W.
Hotchkiss, of this city, as referee, to take
testimony of all matter?, transaction?, etc.,
of that company, and file Lin report, with
tbe evidence, taken by him with this cour'.
This action sustains the directors of tl e
road against all persons.
In the Supreme Court Judge Pierpont
applied to Judge Sutherland for an order
vacating Judge Cardoza stay of procetd-
ings in both parties. Judge Sutherland
was willing to grant the order, but would
first consult .his associates. Judge Kel
son's decision has not yet been promulga
ted.. JfThe Commercial nays tbe Erie excite
ment has lost its influence on Wall street.
The money market has assumed a confi
dent tone. Banks arc handling money
South, but are receiving currency from
Chicago. The rate of exchange being fa
vorable, the "hear" effort to depress gov
ernment securities continues hut is not
The World certains the following letter
from benator .Morton, of Indiana:
Washington, Nov. 30. To the Editor
of the World. Dear Sir: In the New
York World of the 2Sth inst., I find an
''article from winch I quote the following :
"A telegram to an evening paper state
tbat Senator Morton, coon after the open
Jng session, will introduce a bill directing
, (immediate payment in greenback of that
portion of the 0 20 bonds issued live years
ago. If the I e port be correct, the course of
tbat Senator on the subject is conppicious
for vacillation, tight months ago he w:i
an open advocate of the so-called green
back theory. During the Presidential can
-yaps he publicly recanted. If he is now
about to propose and advocate such a mea
sure as uesrnbeu in the telegram, his re
nunciation must have been a political
dodge, a feigned surrender of his principles
to promote the euccet-a ot his party."
In tbe lirst place I do not intend to in
troduce a bill Greeting the immediate par
ment in greenbacks of that portion of the
'5-20 bonds ifsiiel five years ago, and have
never said 1 did to McCulIoch or anybody
' 1 cue. In the next nlace, 1 did not, during
the canvass, recaia what I said in tbe
Senate in regard tc the payment of the
,5-20's in greenbacks. No speech by me to
i that eilect has been nude. What 1 urged
during the canvass was that the first duty
of the government w.rs u turn to specie
tiavments, which, wlitu accomplished,
would settle all question , to the mode
of iiaving tbe bonds.
f 1 further urged that tbegi verniuent bail
ho right to issue new legal u-nder notes
and make them applicable In u e payiurn
of bonds, arguing that such i. tes coub
not be made to sustain the sau relation
to the bonds in law or eqiiny, it,Ht wai
'sustained by tbe existing notes, tn. iha
the further issue of euch notes would nli-ti
nitelv postpone a return lospccie payment
Thee proportions were fully stated n my
epeach in the .senate la.-i mnimer,
which I arguod the legal right to use ei .
ting legal tender notes in payment
bonds. 1 also argued at various Inn. )
during the canvtes that whatever might
be tbe law on the subjtc', tha governnui t
could not pay bonds or any considerable
portion in coin, while the currency re
mained depieciatid aud that improve
ment of currency by bringing it up to pr
was a necessary condition pif cedent to ihe
payment of bo'ndsin gold, and that if ibe
government could not produce gold enough
to redeem ?3G3,O00,O00 of legal tender
ESTABLISHED MAECH 30, 1835.
note, it wag folly to talk about payic
bonds in gold.
Also, that the question of the mode of
paying me bonds will become important
oniy oy tne continuance or a depreciated
currency. Without taking steps to fm
prove, fcut to take the snrnlns cold in the
Treasury and apply it to the purchase of
uuuus in me marnei, wnicn win not iau
due lor fourteen years, would not be pay.
ing tbe bonds, but shaving them, am:
would be an improper use of means by
which the paper of the government over
due and dishonored, rhould be redeemed,
Thoe positions are not inconsistent wit!
anything 1 said in the Senate.
I am, very respectfully, youre,
O. P. Morton.
Seventeen Democratic, and four Repnb
lican Asxistant Aldermen, were elected
veolerday. The School Commissioner
and Trustee chosen aie all Democrats.
A lint lie Hctwecn Gen. Ctistar'K Troops
and tbo Indiana.
St. Louts. Dec. 2. The Democrat has d
special dated "In the field, Indian Terri
tory, November 28," which says: The
Ubeyenne village of the Black Kettle s
band, on the North fork of the Oualch'ti
river, was captured yesterday morning at
daylight, by thcivalry tinder Gen. Cus-
tar. One hundred and fifty Indians were
Killed and buy-three taken prisonets. A
large amount of property was captured.
consisting of 51 lodges, nearly a 1,000
horses and mule1, arms and ammunition.
horre equipment!, robes, provisions, etc,
most of which was destroyed. Black. Ket
tle, the principal chief, was killed. Capt.
Louis Hamilton was killed. .Lieut-Colonel
Bomit! severely if not fatally wonnded.
and Maj. Elliott missing. One soldier of
the 7th cavalry was killed and 14 wound
ed. The Indiana, including women and
boys, fought desperately, but they weio
completely overpowered, and very bidly
Sr. Louis, Dec 2. The following of
ficial report of the recent Indian battle has
been received at the military headquarters
In the Field, Department of the
XNOKTU UANADIAN KlVER, AT TIIE JUNC
TION of Beaver Creek, Indian Terri-
TORY, XtOV. ZJ, 1803 liREVET AIAJ. (JEN,
w. A. .Nichols. Assistant Adjutant
General Military Division of tiie
Missouri General: I have the honor
to report for the information of the Lieu
tenant General, the followinc operations oi
Gen. Custar'a command : On November 23d
I ordered him to proceed with eleven com
panies of his regiment, the seventh cavalry,
in a southward direction toward Antelope
u-tl - - 1 r ... t
iiiur, in sesrea oi uosme xnuians.
Ua tbe liblh ult. he struck the trail of a
war party of Black Kettle's band relurnictr
from the North near where tbe eastern line
of the Pan Handle of Texas crossed the
main Canadian. He at once corralled his
wagons and followed in pursuit over to the
headwaters of the Oashits, thence down
tbat stream and on the morniDE of the
27th surprised a camp of Black Kettle's
acd after a desperate fibt in which Black
Kt Iewas assisted by the Arapahoe?, under
.Little Kowen and the Kawas under Sitan-
las, captured the entire camp, kil'iog the
Chief Black Kettle and ten warior whose
bodies were left on the field. All their
tock, ammunition, arms, lodges, robes and
fifty-three women and children fell into
Our loss was Mai. Elliott. Cant. Ham
ilton and 19 enlisted men killed, trhd Lient.
Col. Bomitz badly wounded; Lieut. Ccl
J. W. Austin, Second Lieut. T. Z. Marsh
and 11 enlisted men wounded. Little Ra
vin's band of Aorapahoes and Santanlas
band of Kawas were encamped six miles
below Black Kettle's camp. About eiebt
or nine hundred of the animals captured
were sbct.the balance, kept for military pur
poses. The highest credit is due Gen.
Custur acd his command. They started
in a furious enow storm and traveled all
the while in snow about 12 inches deep.
Black Kettle and Little Kawas' families
are among tbe prisoners.
It was Black killed Baud, who com
mitted the first depredation on the Saline
and Solomon rivers in Kansas. The Kan
sas Regulars have just came in. They
miesed the trail, and had to struggle in tbe
snow rn the plains, the horses Buffering
much in llt-th, and the men living on buf
falo meat and other wild meat for eight
ilays. We will soon have them in good
condition. If we can get one or two more
good blows, there will be no more Indian
battles in my department. Iwo white
children were recaptured, aud one white
woman and one boy, ten years old, were
brutally murdered by Indian women when
tbe attack commenced.
P. H. SnERIDAN,
Major General Comd'g.
The President Elect on n Tour of Ob-
Boston, Dec 2. Gen. Grant dined at
the residence of David Sears, one of the
electors at large, this evening, and met
several of the leading business men 'of the
city, including the Presidential Electors.
To-morrow he goes to Liwrence, and will
be shown through the mills there.
Arrlvnl of Olinrle O'Conor-Tlio l)n-
Richmond, Dec. 2 Charles O'Conor
arrived this evening, to participate in ar
guing the motion to quash the Davis in
dictment to-morrow. The State Journal
says on authority second only to tbe offi
cial aunouncjment,that the tlay law of
Virginia will not be extended beyond the
first of Januaiy.
The I'eople tu Elect it Lieutenant Cot-
Columbia, Dec 2. The Stale Senate
decided that they had no authority to elect
Lieutenant Governor in place ot Mr.
Boozer who has resigned, but that tbe elec
tion must be by the people.
Geo. . Williams, a leading member of
the bar, died suddenly this morning.
Tli c S ii l re ui c Co u r t on tJ I ens o n s'n Cus e
Tallahassee, Dec. 2. The argument
in the Supremo Court on motion of Lieut.
Gov. Gleason's counsel to quash proceed
ings for want of jurisdiction was con
eluded, the Court deciding it has jurisdic
tion. Attorney General Meek then of
fered a motion that rulo nisi be made
absolute, whereupon the argument began
and lasted until adjournment.
Ihe It ml leal Legislature I'egglng
Montgomery. Dec. 2. The Senat6 is
enzaeed in the discussion of Ku klux bills.
and me iiouie on revenue nins ami uins
: l-ii i-i -ti-
rfculatinc ihe collection of debts.
The House has pasted a bill prohibiting
the marriage of blacks and whites.
The Knees Ycttcrdny.
New Orleans, Dec 2. The third day's
races, sweepstakes for two year old?, mile
beats, purse of ziW, was a walk over by
Richards .v Kilgnut e colt by Mickey rree,
The race for a purse of 5200, mile heats,
best two iu three, was won by Faro,
Summary: Faio 1 1: Tom Green 2 2
Wisenbunt3 3 Tiiii, 1:07 and
Wisenhuiit was tbe favorite at 2 to 1.
St. Louis, Dec. 2. Mr. N. M. Ludlow
an old citizen and well known in theatri
cal circles as the partner of Sol Smith i
former vcars. has gono into bankruptcy
Among his liabilities aro upwards of
58,000 lo Fanny Kemblo and S."),000 to
amerou Elected In Spile til Clnylon
Memthi!" December 2. Col. Charles
Cwieron. I)mocralic catididate for Con-
Kr;e from the first district of Arkansas,
claii..! bis election over Roots, Republican
cand late by 3.000 majority, alter five
county b.ave been -thrown out by Gov,
Orectlnir of tu Kntlonnl Board o
Trade to llio Blrmlnglinra clmnilier
Cincinnati, Dec. 2. By order of the
Board of Trade, in session here to-day, the
following dispatch was torwaruea oy cauie;
Cincinnati. Dec 2. To Alfred Field,
Birmin uharn. Eneland: The National
Board of Trade of the United Stutea, as
sembled in Cincinnati to the Uirmmgnam
Chamber of Commerce, greeting Great
Britain and the. United States of America,
bound together for the civilization of the
world, bv lineace. lanzuaee and customs,
May they be at perpetual peace, and their
only rivalries be those lor me juu.uevei
onment of agricultural, commercial' and
manufacturing greatness throughout the
.i t .i . . . r 1 1. HA.:Ann :n r. .
eaiin, anu ineuniiy oi iuc umwu. iu
teina sympathy ana love. '
Frederick Fraley, President.
The Lcslslntnro--Troops FicUlliiK Int
San Francisco, Dec. 2.-1-Arizona aJ
vicea received to November 14. The Leg
islature assembled at Tuscan, November
10. The troops attacked an Indian csrap
and killed 17, wounded 40 and captured
several mules, a quantity of arms and prr
visions. A large party of Indians attacked
a pack train near Preicott and killed three
men. ana a ioi oi pisiois, nun sou muu-
nitipn, and drove off animals.
Tbo Voting- of Electoral College. I
Alrany. N. Y.. Dec. 2. The Electoral
'College of New York, met here to-day and
.'cast 33 votes for Sevtnour and Blair.
The New England colleges voted for Grant
London, Dec 2. It is repotted that
Mr. Disraeli has gone to Windsor to len
der his resignation of the ministry.
Cork. Dec 2. Mr. Sullivan, who was
struck from the Commission of Peace for
alleged sympathy with Fenianisn', liaB
been elected Mayor of this city.
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT.
New York, Dec. 2. Fort LafayeUa
was last night almost entirely destroyed by
the explosion of twenty shells. The ex
plosion occurred in the centre of the fort,
but no person was hurt., It was garrisoned
by a sergeant's guard. The fire is still
W. M. A. Shaw and C. Smith were ar
rested last night while attempting to break
the partition of an adjoining -building to
reach' the vaults of the East River Nation
al Bank at G70 .Broadway.
A car of powder exploded yesterday, on
ihe grounds of the Clean 0e Minirg com
pany, at Fort Montgomery, on tbe Hudson
river, killing Thos. Hasted, Jno. Reed and
Wm. lrevailen, and wounding one other
fatally, and three others slightly. The ex
plosion was the result of carelessness.
A fury at White Plains, yesterday ren
dered a verdict in favor of the claims of
Mrs Catherine Taylor and children, to
their portion of the property left by Wm.
Taylor, they deciding that she was his
Indianatolis, Dec 2. The trial of
Mrs. Clem, now in progress in the Crimi
nal Court, for the murder of Jacob Young
and wife in September last, is creating
considerable excitement. The court has
prohibited tbe publication of tbe testi
mony. The afternoon papers, however,
CniCAOO. Dec. 2. At Milwaukee at a
late hour last night, the Captain of the
bark, D. P. Dobbins, went on beard his
vessel, and after angry words between him
self and wife, he "knocked her down,
jumped upon her and kicked her in sncb a
horrible manner that she gave premature
birth to a child, which, the monster seized
and threw overboard. He then sent for a
Doctor aud disappeared. The unfortunate
woman is in a critical condition.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
The cieaismakcrs' strike in New York
has ended in a smoke of the pipe of peace
by all parties.
Professor John A. Nichols, of the Col-
lego of the City of New York, died on
At least three and a quarter million
bushels of coal have been shipped from
Pittsburg during the lata rise.
A New York boot-black has six thou
sand dollars in the bank, the proceeds of
tire labor of many a "shining hour."
Hon. Henry 0. Deming is one of the
heirs of the late Eliza Goodrich, of Hart
ford, whose entire' estate amounts to
more than 500,000.
Throe blocks of lino East Tennessee
marble, intended., for. tlio Washington
National monument, "passo'd through
Lynchburg on Friday.
It is said in Indiana that Senator
Morton, declares that jRe1dt (Democrat)
was fairly elected over Julian, and isjustly
entitled to his seat in Congress.
On Wednesday the chaplain of the
Boston jail married .the matron of the
Pine Farm school. The reformation of
juvenile delinquents will be vigorously
The Rev. Algernon Payton, who ha3
just died, was rector ot the richest living
in England, that of ljoddington, in Cam
bridgeshire, the value of which is reck
oned at S-10,000 yearly.
The charter election in Hudson, N. Y.,
Tuesday, resulted in the election of tlio
cntiro Democratic ticket by majorities
rangingjfrom 104 to 341. Rogers was elec
ted Mayor by 303 majority.
Tho United States have entered suit
against E. B. Olmstcad. lato Disbursing
Clerk of tho Postoflico Department, ,to
recover $S3,000, tho amount of his de
falcation. Thoro is a criminal suit also
pending against him.
Tho Pioneer, of Assumption, La.says
the planters of that parish have nearly
all commenced making sugar and tho re
sults so lar have been satisfactory. The
cane is yielding from 1500 to 2000 pounds
per aero, and in some instances -5000
pounds to the acre.
In a case in the United Statos Circuit
Court at Indianapolis, Judge McDonald
decided that whore a party dislilledra Jot
of low wines into vinegar he was not lia
ble for tho revenue tax. For all dis
tillation thcro must bean intent to make
it high wine beforo it is subject to dis
Attorney General Evarts has engaged
Richard pana, of Boston, to represent the
government in an argument beforo Judge
Chase in Kichmond on Thursday, or a
motion mado by Mr. Ould 'to quash the
indictment against Jeff. Davis. Mr.
Evarts would have appeared personally
in the case if tho preparation of business
for tho aproaching session of the Su
premo Court did not render it impossible,
In regard to the article in tho South
ern Opinion which caused the killing
of its editor by tho brother of tho young
lady slandered, it is now said that there
was no elopement 01 lovers in the case,
and no reason whatever for tho sensation
articlo which has resulted so unhappily,
The account given by mombers of the
family of the affair upon which this ar
tide is supposed to be based is that Miss
Grant wished to visit a young lady friend
in Philadelphia, a daughter of her father's
business correspondent in that city. Her
parents withholding their permission, she
accordingly mado up her mind to go any
way and accordingly started on tho steam
er last Saturday week. The family mado
no attempt tb go after her, knowing very
well where she was ; but on Monday
Messrs. McDowell and Duncan, the busi
ness friends of Mr. Grant, telegraphed
that tho young lady was there, and had
been taken buddenly ill. Young Mr.
Grant and his mother went immediately
to Philadelphia, and as soon as she was
well enough to come homo, which was
on Friday, the whole party returned to
Nashville, Dec. 2, 1808. Senate met
M10 o'clock, A. M, Speaker Sen ter in the
chair and twenty members.present.
A communication was presented from
the Superintendent of tbe Capitol, stating
that the .Nashville and Ubattanooga rait
road' has kindly contented to. furnish
special train on Saturday, the 4th inst, for
the accommodation of Senators and Kepre
sentatives who wish to vi'it the Asylum.
The train leaves the Chattanooga depot at
9 A. ii-, arrives at Aylum 9:30 A. ii., leaves
tbe Asylum at 4 r.ll., and arrives at JNanlj-
ville at 4:30.
The communication was received and a
vote of thanks tendered the Railroad Com
pany and the Capitol Superintendent.
U0U3E BILLS ON THIRD READINO.
No. 400: Bill
to regulate ferriages in
No. 545 : Changing the
time of holding (he Circuit Court in Wil
son connty. Passed.
On motion of Mr. Lindsloy, the Senate
adjourned until (o-morrow morning at 10
o'clock, for the purpose of tendering the
use of Ihe Uapitol to the Electoral College,
Speaker Richards called the House to
crJer at It) A. ir. i?ifiy-cight members
answered to their names.
f i NEW -BUSIHES3. 2
Mr. "Roach, from 'the Committee on
Elections, made t report in the contested
election case of Roddy (Rep ) m- Clark
(Dem.) from Jackson couuty. The report
of tbe committee is to the ellect that Clark
has the certificate of the Commissioner of
Registration, showing that he received the
majority o'f votes cast ; but that Roddy con
testa by showing that in four districts the
election -was illegal, and that in these four
Clark gat 19C votes and Roddy only 26
votes, bhould these be thrown out. Kiddy
wonid have a'msioritr of 30 votes: but. as,
it i-, (Jlark bad a maiority of 140 votes,
The committee merely call the attention of
me il ouss to these facts and make no re
liv Mr. WhilQ of (irpene; A hill to!
amend section 1,933 of the Code.
liy Mr. Hunt: A bill to amend the
common school law.
By Mr. Bosson: Resolution renairiu
that the7 Comptroller keep a separate ao-i
- . ? 1 1 ?i t .i i .
conm wiin raiiroaua mat nave naa meir,
bonds indorsed by tbe Stale, and insist on
tbe prompt payment of tbe coupons; also
requiring such companies to produce,
every three months, the coupons so re
deemed, to be canceled in presence of the
Comptroller, and also retaining the liens
upon said roads for bonds not redeemed
or canceled. Adopted under a suspension
of the rules.
CONTESTED ELECTION CASE.
The contested election case was then
Mr. Stone moved to have Mr. Roddy
Mr; Woodward moved to declare lbe
Mr. Welsh moved to lay the motion on
the table. Carried : ayes 45, noes 21.
The motion of Mr. Stone then prevailed:
ayea 49, noes 17.
Mr. Roddy wag then sworn in as a mem
ber of the House.
NEW BUSINESS RESUMED.
By Mr. Dyer: Bill to repeal section
3,960 of the Code, and for other purposes.
cy Mr. Hamilton, ot ishelby : Hill chars
(eriog the Memphis pnblic schools and
Creating a Board of Education for tha
By Mr. Brown: to provide for the sale of
tbe Winchester and Alabama railroad.
By Mr. Wines: a bill to provide for
paying the employes of tbe Memphis,
Clarksvilleand Louisville railroad, sines
t has been in tbe hands of the State, by
issusini; bonds and warrants upon the
1st Mr. Taylor, of Perry and Dicitur :.
a bill to repeal the act creatine a"County
Judge in the county of Decatur.
By Mr. Uame: a joint resolution to pay
F. D. Clarke his per diem and mileage- ai
claimant for a seat in the House. Adopted,
By Mr. Lillard : Bill to amend the Con
stitution of the State.
By Mr. Proeaer Bill proposing amend
ments to the Constitution of the State.
By Mr. Prosier : Bill to amend the rev
enue laws of the State, making the pro
vision with regard to the merchant's tax
read as follows: " On all merchandise pur
chased fur sale by merchants, a tax of one
per cent, shall be assessed on its invoice
cot at the place purchased, unleas the tax
on the same has once be lore been paid to
the State, in which case no additional tax
is lobe imposed.
Uy Mr. Hamilton, ot Shelby : mil to
amend the revenue laws of the State by
exempting drays from taxation.
House resolution to adiourn on the Zlil
instant to tho first Monday in January Was
Adjourned to 10 oclock to-morrow
On AVcdnesdav last Gi Wl Starrv. town
coristablo ot SomervilIe,Tennessee,"sbot
and killed J. B. Stafford in self-defense.
Starry was wounded in the hand.
Dr. Arthur E. Paticolas, a distinguished
physician, formerly of Richmond, A'al,
but more recently Superintendent of thp
Lupattc.Asylura, at Wiiiiarmburg, com
mitted suicide at the latter- place last
It is reported that a prize fight is to
come off somewhere on the Ohio river
not many miles from Covington, on tho
10th of Dccomber, between James Batori,
of Covington, and Johnny Lafferty, late
of New Orleans. Lafferty is training at
Barney Frain's, in Covington, and Baton,
at tho Two milo House, back of Now
port. Charles Bowman committed suicide in
Pittsburg on Sunday evening in conse
quent of domestic troubles.
Mrs. Colfax and her husband have set
tled in Washington for the winter, and
will not go to Europe.
Mrs. Moran, one hundred and five
years old, died on Thursday at the Mer
cy Hospital, Chicago. She was born in
Ireland in 170J.
Ex-Gov. Pickens, of South Carolina, is
reported to be lying dangerously ill at
his home in Edgefield. His disease is
inflamation of tha lungs.
To tho Members of tho Chnrch or
My Dear Parishioners: On my re
turn from the General Convention, I found
tbat such is the condition of tbe basement
room in which we formerly held religious
worship, that it cannot, for the present, be
used for that purpose : and as it' is of the
utmost importance that we shall have a
place wherein we can meet together to
offer our acedmstomed homage and wor
ship to Almighty God, onr Heavenly
Father, and especially so to secure the
divine blessing on our enterprise in build
ing a house to His holy name, I have the
pleasure to annouce to you, tbat through
the kindness and courtesy of the pro
prietor, I have obtained the use of the
chapel of the "Shelby Institute." (formerly
Mr. Butler's school) corner of Broad and
Vine streets, which not being as yet rented.
affords us for the present, a commodious
and comfortable place or worship.
Divine service may, therefore, be ex
pected in said chapel every Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock, until further notice
Entrance through the front yard on Broad
street. The public generally arc affec
tionately invited to attend.
Rector of the Church of the Advent.
A Washington special says: It is cer
tain that tho question postal telegraph
will bo yigerously pushed in Congress
this winter. Tho bi 1 by E. D. Wash
burne. now in the Psoiffice Committee
of tho House, prJvides tho building of
now telegraph lines by the government.
He says he has no particular partiality
for this measure, and is entirely ready to
co-operate in urging the adoption of tho
other bill, looking to contract with the
existing lines, which Mr. Gardner Hub
bard is now advocating bofore Western
Boards of Trade, if-it shall be found on
further consideratbn that this has more
friends than his bill.
TENNESSEE, THUKSDAY, DECEMBER
A Trno Statemeutof Ills Sew Orleans
From tho New Orleans Tirnej, Nov. 29.
The attempt on the part of tho New
York Tribune and kindred sheets to
hold Gen. Rousseau responsible for the
disurbances which preceded the el ection
in this citv. as well as lor we alleged In
timidation assigned as a reason why the
negroes failed to vote, is not only unjust
but a disreputable perversion of the
truth. Throueh tho teachings and pe
culiar strategy of the Radical leaders, the
political contest here naa aegeneratea
into a strutrtrle between the whito and
black races for which Gen. Rousseau could
in no manner bo" responsible. He had to
take things as he found them, and with a
Radical board of Tolice Commissioners,
and ni the main a negro police force, ho
found it difficult to control that feelmg of
indignation which vory naturally arose
in tho breasts of tho white population.
It was apparent that tho Radical office
holders had determined to retain their
U3urpid authority, no matter at what
hazard, and, when the insolence of tho
negroes, under tho promptings of their
unscrupulous leaders, became unbeara
ablo, it required more than ordinary
skill to prevent a collision. Fortunately,
however. Gen. Rousseau was a man not
only ofLnerve, -but of. discretion, and he
so managed matters as to calm tho strife
t . . , tTT:i L
wnen mo uanger was greatest. vuu
the small forco at his command, and in
view of tho magnitude of the danger to
be arrested, he wisely mado his first re-(
sort to conciliation, with such success
that after the storm blew over, his con
duct elicited the approbation of all law
and order-loving people, irrespective of
The truth is that tho strife was on
ouraged by the more unscrupulous Rad
ical leaders. From the inception of the
troubles tho end aimed at was to pro
duce an excuse for-cvading tho conse
quences of an election in which their de
feat was certain. Wo find this plainly
apparent in tho attempt made by tho
Uovernor to abandon the government
when not tho shadow of necessity ex
isted for such an extraordinary act. Wo
again find it in tho unwarranted manner
in which a remarje mado by General
Rousseau in relation to prospective
trouble is now sought to bo tortured
into an admission on his part that it ac
tually existed, and as bomg good
grounds for the action subsequently based
upon it b tho Radical leaders. No
doubt many people, both hero and at the
North, would have been pleased, to find
tho sword invoked with the terrible
train of calamities following inevitably in
its wake. That Gen. Rousseau preferred
a resort to peaceful measures and cons
quurcd with tho olivo branch, is alike
creditable to his judgment as an admin
istrator, his honor and courago as a sol
dier. We have no fear but what his re
cord will be placed right, any more than
we tear tnat the ccnemes for misrepre
senting tho people of Louisiana will
reach a successful conclusion. Tho ma
jority of a community is entitled to se
lect its own officers and its own represen
tatives, ihis pnnciplo lie3 at the bot
tom of all republican goverment, and any
attempt to subvert it cannot otherwise
than react with crushing force upon its
THE BANK OF TENNESSEE.
Ktport of the Trustee Showing the
Condition of the Bank, Xor. 1.
To the General Assembly of the Slate
I respectfully submit to you tho follow
ing report in relation'to the Bank of Ten;
nessce. A statement of tho condition of
the bank, up to November 1, will be
From this statement it appears that
the amount of "domestic hills" and "dis
counted notes" unpaid i3 1,408,490 93.
Uf this amount S3D2,Dt4 U3 will bo
settled in bankruptcy of which wo havo
received notice. A large amount will b
settled by insolvency where parties have
not gono into bankruptcy ; a payment of
portion is refused on tho ground of the
consideration being Confederate money,
and the collection of a large portion de
pends upon legal questions which arc
now, and have been for some time, beforo
tho courts of tho Stato for a decision.
But tliero will be added to the above
list of bills and notes all thoso bills and
notes which were paid South after the
removal of the bank from the State. The
Supremo Court has decided most of such
payments to bo void, and wo havo for
some time been engaged in a thorough
examination of the books of tho moth or
bank and its branches, and seeking evi
dence from other sources in order to as
certain what notes, and bills have been
The list already amounts to S7u3
2C9 85. When we havo made tho list
complete and correct, wo shall report the
same to tho Chancery Court for its
approval, and most of these notes and
bills will be an addition to the assets t
the bank as abovo reported.
llio items in the annexed statemenl-r
notes, bills and checks discounted South
amounting to 539,0o0 11, are: aJ
stated in my fotmer report, for loans
mado by J. A. Fisher, South, almost all
of which were for Confederate money and
probably of littlo value.
Tho item real estate, in tho abovo ad-
count, is tho nominal value of tho real
cstato as it stands on tho books of tho
We havo sold the banking property of
tho Knoxville, Athens, Columbia, Clarkn
villc, Somerville and Trenton branched,
and havo offered for sale the Sparta
branch property. Creditors of tho bank
aro claiming that thoy have a lien upon
the Sparta branch property, by virtue of
a judgment against tho bank in Whito
county prior to my oppomtment as
Trustee We are resisting that claml,
and tho property was recently offered for
sale by consent, tho proceeds of tho sale
to abide the decision of the court. Thb
bids for tho property not being as mucli
as it was valued at, there was virtually
Tho parties not-being able to meet
the payments for the purchase of, the
Athens branch property, we have re
scinded tho contract The payment of
the purchase money of the Knoxvilli
Bank property has been enjoined on th
ground that an attachment prior to mj
becoming Trusteo' would boa lien on the
Tho lirst note for tho purchase of the
Memphis branch property has been paid,
but we havo been compelled to bring suit
on tbo other notes-; and also on the
notes given for the Trenton branch.
There remains unsold tho banking
houses at Rogersvillo, Athens, Sparta,
Shelbyvillo and Nashville. The bank
ing houso at Nashville has not been sold,
partly becauso tha vaults are almost in
dispensable to tho safe.-keoping of the
numerous valuablo papers and the val
uable assets of tho bank, and partly be-,
cause there has been no probability of
its bringing anywhere near its value.
Wo have solicited offers for it, but none
have been received that were satisfac
tory to tho Board of Directors.
In addition to tho bank buildings, the
bank owns two lots in Nashville. There
were no deeds to these lots in tho bank,
and there was no record on tho books of
tho bank of the titles to them. They
were only discovered recently, after a
good deal of research. They are valued
at about SG.OOO, and aro in tho hands of
an agent lor sale. Tho bank also ownB
a lot in Chattanooga and soma land in
the neighborhood, and two thousand
acros of land in Arkansas.
The bianch bank buildings unsold and
the lands above-mentioned have not
been offered for sale becauso parties liv
ing in tho ricinity have advisod us that
tho property could, not bo sold unless at
a great sacrifice. -The present abundant
cropff will add greatly to the prosperity
of the country, and all the real estate of
the bank will soon , be offered for sale,
guarding a3 much, as possible against a
sacrifice. ., ,
Tha amount of bonds of the Stato of
Tonnessee that came into our hands, with
the assets of tho bank, was 106,000.
This account has been increased by re
investments of the interest and the pur
chase of some coupons, to 160,000.
The amount of Southern bank notes
turned over to tho Trusteo wai $84,036.
Wo have sold of these notes 21,031, in
placo of which wo hold 26,923 in Tenn
esseo Bank notes,-'realizing a profit on
tho salo of 5,842 ,in Tennessee monoy.
Tho rule adopted in regard to South
ern bank notes has been to convert them
into Tennessee bank notes, whenever it
could bo done at par,, and to hold the re
mainder with tho hope of their improve
A largo portion of tho United States
currency has been loaned, under th in
structions of tho Chancery Court.secured,
as directed, by real estate and United
Complaint has beca made of slow pro
gress of tho present officers of tho bank
in winding up ita ajfrira and it . seems to
bethought that tho Bank of Tennessee
can bo wound up forthwith.
The assets of the Bank of Tennessee
came into the hands of tho now Board of
Directors in tho latter part of March,
1866. Thoy were in thirtv-nino differ
ent boxes, in a state of great confusion,
mixed up with books and papers of tho
bank and ofthe State. It required dili
gent labor of more than one month, by
tho majority of tho Directors, to assort
and schedule thoso effects. The under
signed was appointed Trusteo on tho 4th
of May, 18CG. It was then thought ne
cessary to re-examine all tho assets of
tho bank and mako an accurate record of
tho same. This occupied mora than a
month, so that it was not until after tho
first of Juno, 1866, a little less than two
and a half years since, that the collections
of tho debts of tho bank commenced.
Tho Bank of Tonnessoo was ono of tho
largest banks in the valley of tho Missis
sippi. Its assets of all kinds, that como
into our hands, were .several millions of
dollars. It had ten branches. Its busi
ness extended into probably everv conntv
in tha Stato of Tennessee.
There wero many new and very im
portant legal questions involved in wind
ing it up. At tho timo we took posses
sion of its assets tho country was deso
laled and impoverished by tho civil war
irom which wo had iust emerged, and yet
it is thought that tho bank, with its large
assets, its extended business, its numerous
legal questions at issue, with tho country
impoverished, could be wound up in three
The Legislature that passed tho act
for winding it up, certainly did not, con
template this, for they required the real
cstato to be sold on one, two and three
years' time, and they surely must
havo expected that after theso three
years should expiro some time might
elapse before the final payment of the
The Union and Planters' Banks of ihe j
State have been in tho proces3 of being
wound up abeut four years. They are
banks of smaller capital than the State
Bank, their business less extended. Their
officers ara familiar with all the details
and all tho debtors of the banks, and
their operations for same time provious
to their assignment wero shaped with a
view of closing their business, and they
are not yet wound up, and have a debt
still duo to each, exceeding .in one of
them.l,300,000. . j 1
The atata Bank. with -none of these
advantages, has coilected.kiri these two
years aad a half about ono million of
dollars, leaving a balance or bills and
notes uncollected at 1,468,490 93; tho
amount in solvent notes and bills being
greatly ess than that amount.
Tho suits that will decide thelegal ques
tions affecting thobank have beon brought,
somoofthem, two years, and all of them
more than a year since ; and yet there
has been but one suit that has reached
tho Supreme Court, and not ono of the
remainder has been decided oven in the
lower courts. Tho Trustee has made
every effort to have a speedy decision in
theso cases, as all will testify who havt
had charge of them. They are all, with
out exception, in tho hand3- of abla,
efficient and faithful lawyers, and men
who undoubtedly have the confidence
of your honorable body.
Tho legal business of thebannchat
Knoxville, for instance, has beon in tho
hands of Hon. 0. P. Temple, and since his
appointment to tho bench, in the hands
of his .s'neessorin business. Thereare
two cases from that branch before the
courts of Knoxville involving deeply im
portant questions, one of them a consti
tutional question under tho constitution
of tho United States, and it is highly
probable that this quostion will have to
ba decided by the Supremo Court at
Washington. I presume that either of
the gentlemen in charge of that branch
would s-ty that in consequence of theso
questions that branch may not be wound
up in a period of two years. I have
spoken of this branch particularly, be
cause it has a smaller amount of assets
than any oth or branch it not being likely
to pay out of its assets, occlusive of real
estate, as much as 10,000.
There aro Suits pending against tho of
ficers of tho Shelbyvillo and Athens
branches and their securities, seeking to
make thcmliablo for the removal of those
branches. Theso suits wero brought
about two years beforo tho assets of tho
bankcamo into our hands. They aro
managed by ablo counsol appointed by
the State, and not by the bank, one of
whom is a member of your honorable
These suits havo boon pending about
four years, and no final decision iu either
of tho cases has yet been had, even in
the lower courts. Surely tho Trustee is
not responsible for this delay, and I havo
no ioason to believe that tha counsel for
the Stato aro censurable for it.
Tho question is also pending before the
courts of Nashville whether tho coin
taken by tho State, and its proceeds,
amounting now, principal and interest, to
fully 700,000, belongs to the school
fund or to tho nok-holdcrs of the bank.
There are also several other questions
pending before the courts of Nashville,
Memphis and other points in tho Stato,
involving very largo amounts and very
important principles. Thoro aro suits
pending in Louisiana, and two very im
portant suits pending in Kentucky, one
of which, amounting to about 50,000,
will probably go to tho Supromo Uourt
of the United Stat33.
If all these suits, or oven if most of
them, should be decided in favor of tho
.bank, it will add to tho assets of the
bank over one million of dollars.
rhavo made this full and extended re
port of the suits of the bank that your
honorable body might be satisfied with
regard to tho magnitude of tho interests
involved in winding up tho Bank of
Tennessee, and of the impossibility of its
being wound up forthwith. If there
has been any delay in arriving at a de
cision in the suits brought, the fault is
in' tho courts of the State and not in' the
With regard to tbe general policy pur
sued in winding up the' bank, tho un
dersigned beliovosthat tho policy adapted
In the beginning, and set forth in tbo
first report, was.the correct one In that
report it was stated that " it had been
thought expedient to bring as fow suits
as possible consistently with tho security
of tho debt and the sjeedy winding up
of the bank, and wherj debts have de
pended upon a principle a single suit only
has been brought to jest the principle,
believing that all other cases would be
settled by the decision."
As it was beyond a doubt that some
time must elapse beforo the test questions
referred to coald be decideJ, and as the'
country at the time wo took charge of
the panic was in a distressed and impov
erished condition, it was thought to bo
tho interest of the bank not to press the
debtors with any unnecessary harshness
by compelling them to pay cests and
lawyers' fce3. But snit3 havo been
brought to force collections whenever the
interest of thobank demanded it. and wo
are not aware that a dollar has been Io3t
to tho bank by delay ; and we know that
much has been gained by the bank, br
way of interest on the debt due. On tho
bills and notes now duo and uapat'd, in
cluding the debt paid South, the annual
interest accruing to the bask would ba
133,905 CO a sum amply sufficient to
pay any losses that may by possibility be"
sustained in individual cases amply suf
ficient to pay all expenses that may be
incurred in winding up the bank, and
then leavo a large surplus for tho benefit
of its creditors.
It has been tho policy -of the bank to
compromise debts, in order to secure
those which are dpubtful, and to avoid
expensive litigation. There has been no
instance in which a compromise has bejt
made that has not resulted favorably to
tho banlc in one instance of a compro
mise, we know that the bank was saved .
upward of So&OOO. Wo know of no in
stance in which we havo refused a com
promise of a doubtlul debt that the bank
has not lost by it.
The undersigned was appointed Trusteo
by the. first Board of Directors, and under
the act far winding up the bank, and was
subsequently appointed Trustee and re
ceiver by the Chancery Court of David
son county, and has since that time been
acting under .the supervision and direc
tion of that Court. Full reports of his
acts, and the condition of the bank have
been mado to tho regular terms of the
Court, all of which havo been confirmed.
The State has no interest in winding
up tho Bank of Tennessee, excepting as
guardian of the interests and rights of
the peoplo, for not ono dollar of its assets
can como into its treasury,' it being im
possible tbat enough should bo collected.
out of its assets, under tho most favor
ablo circumstances, to pay even tbo note-,
holders of the bank. ,
Although tha Trustee is acting under
tha supervision of a Court of Chancery
and of a Board of Directors of the bank,
ho will be gratified if your honorable
body will give the affairs of the bank a
thorough investigation, knowing that this
investigation will relievo him of charges
and insinuations, proceeding in most in
stances, ho hopes, from a want of a full
knowledge of tho affairs or the bank.
Very respectfully, S. Watson,
Trusteo of the Bank of Tennessee.
STATEMENT Or- THE BISK OF TESSESSEE, SOV.
Domestic bills 4677.492 81
Discounted notes - 7uT,i3 45
Notei and bills in suit,
per old books 159.673 72
AttorneTj. for colltc-
tion.bilLs and tiotej... 83,762 CI
Bills receivable for
real estate sold.. 42,734 42
Real estate ao't, per
oli books 150.913 32
Bond account 160.000 00
.Expense account.-. 24,420 00
Notes dis'nted South- 457.183 CC
Bills and chocks for .
loans made South 8211 55- 539.494 61
Due from banks, per oil books 189.710 72
Slate Treasurer 465,437 77
State Military Board 128.822 45
Uoja on band, vn :
Bank of Tennessee
notes-... 929.2CS 9
Do. Torbett issue 81,214 00 1
Do. mutilated 13.1C3 00 i
Southern bank notes- 82.906 B7
Currency 60.419 63 1.165.972 34
Balance 5.433,3 7 SJ
4 3.679.0GS 3T5
i. 1.131.211 72
i 14.632 50
32 756 7i
Capital stock-... ...... ...
Dae to banc, per old boots
School fnnd bonds
School lacd districts-
Certificate' of deposit
Sinking fund. . ..
Tenn. Bank notes, old .
issue -S3.729.106 00
Tcnn. Bank notes,
Torbett 1,081,560 00
Tenn Bank note.
friction! currency- 106,123 60
4.816 791 60
. $10232,577 85
A RADICAL FEUD.
The Bow Between Gen. Howard and
Crispin! n Bjynton.
A Washington correspondent of tho
Chicago Tribune furnishes tho following
account of a' little episodo that occurred
in Washington a faw days ago :.
A fierce altercation has sprung up be
tween the Chaplain of the Houso of Rep
resentatives, the Congregational Minister,
Dr. Boynton, and tho celebrated oner
armed General "double O" Howard, of
Maine. The subject seems to be the
ancient one, as to whether the pastor's
position shall bo permanent in tho Church,
or whether tho capitalist and tho patrop
in the Church enterprise shall whisker
aa be will. Tou have probably cases in
Chicago of similar remark ; soma public
spirited pietist resolves to build vtemple
to God and himself. He concludes that
ho will own the pastor, order round the
members, prescribe the doctrines, expel
his enemies and "antagonisms," and Otb
ertfite be a "little God," a3 David Crock
ett familiarly put it.
This particular church question is com
plicated by many interests which I have
no business with. Your correspondent
has taken tho popular position here
assumed by Elihu Washburne, of whom
Donnelly said that if ho should die there
would not be a tear dropped in all Con
gress. If you catch any one out of my
little crowd dropping tears for mo when
I am gone, "spot him" he wants some-
thing! Tho fact i3 that lfind many of
the newspaper press people here deep in
swindles, and their favor is of no more
consequence to mo than anybody's else.
But, becauso Rev. Mr. Boynton is nn
author and attached to tho ptoss, that is
no reason why I should not. tell the abso
lute truth, as it seems to me.
Gen. Howard has been at fault in thi3
matter from the beginning. The renown
of his name is wide-spread. Be entered
the war a policeman, comparatively, and,
being a temperance nun, a church mem
ber, a Freedman's Bureau man, an anti
slavery man, and finally a wounded man.
ho got the support of Now England and
Henry Ward Beocher, raised monoy,
started a grand Congregational Church
here, and also a negro univeraity acces
sory to it
Dr. Boynton was called to the church
a Cincinnati clergyman, born in Mas
sachusetts in poor health, and fond of his
torical writing, Gen. Howard soon found
this fellow-countryman of his to bo as de
cided in opinion as himself. Tho General
meantime, had become rich, and his .ar
rogance increased with his temporalities.
He wanted a docilo preacher, so that
people passing tho new temple should
not say, "Thi3 is Dr. Boynton's church,''
but " This is Gon. Howard's church."
Finally a collision occured. Gen. How
ard was ajiegrohobbist, b.eliaving in the
absolute social equality of white and
black. Boynton also was an intense
Radical, but he advised the colored peo
plo of his church, who ware growing
numerous, to organize themselves into a
separate Eociety, believing that they could
do more good in this way. Then fierce
quarrels began, Gen. Howard "going
for" Mr. Boynton- once, even at tho cora
muniotftable. Mutrual Bcandal iegan. The
General refused to grant money to the
church unless Boynton ate hia words or
The congregation backed up Boynton.
At last a grand council of clergy men has
been called to, iudee between B'oynton,
and Howard, and the oanera are full of
crimination and recrimination. It is sin
gular to me that a man cannot ft ail d a
temple without wanting to play tie or
NEW SERIES NO. SL
gan in it. A large percentage of churches
in the United States wera rieA hv tho
personal energy of someone layman, who
lost ma crown ot nonor at last for a per
sonal tiara, and made more infidels by
his example than he ever made converts
by his monument.
Gen. Howard has built himself a- su
perb dwelling north of Washington City,
upon an acre of ground given U him out of
the one hundred acres belonging to the
Howard University. This house is visi
ble from Capitol Hill, two or three miles
distant He is a generous man, with
manr friends : vehement nrvm ri-ta!n
questions, fortunate in life, ill-balanced,
ana nis piety in tno present instance is
based unon that of ifm miiMIn
ages, when princes founded. religious es
tablishments and then wished to expound
AMKSDMESTS TO TIIK CONSTITU
TION. CarraucMicment of the People.
In the House of Representatives vealer-
day, two bills were introduced, propoainz
amendment to the Constitution, having
for their objects the enfranchisement cf
every male inhabitant of the ege of twenty
one years. The first was inlroducid bv
Mr. Lillard of Marshall, and ia as follows:
A bill to amend the Constitution of the State of
Tennessee Section 1, Article 4, to read as fol
lows: Section L Ba it enacted by the General
Assembly of the Stale of Tennessee, That
every freeman of the age of tweoty-one,
being a citizen of the United State, and a
citizen o the county wherein he may ofir
to vofe, sir months next preceding the day
of, election, shall bo entitled to vote for
members of the General Awemblv and
other civil officers of the county and dis
trict in which he resides.
SEC. 2. That all the mT r,l',rn nrifii.
Stale, (lunatics excepted), over the age of
nvcuij-uuo jtara ana unaer lorty-eigbt-veari.
shall be entitle! in mr mil t.
and be subject to military doty.
oec.j. iseiore a male citizen or thin
State shall have the privilege of the elec
tive franchise, he shall lit ml on Wrih
the following oath:
J. do solemnly swear that I have never
joined any secret organization, or any oath
or pledge of fcecrecy. or aided or cived
countenance to any secret society as indt
vidual Or bndr thai hurl fnp M lliif nk.
ject the defiance of the law or the over-
.1 r . i - n .
irnw oi me government ot the state ot
Tennessee, or of the United State?, so help
Sdc. 4. That any violation of this oath
shall be perjury, and, oa conviction there
of, the .person shall be punished, accord
ingly. The bill parsed the first reading and
was referied to the Committee on Judi
ciary. COLONEL PEOSSEa's PLAN.
The following bill was introduced by
Col: Prosper, one of the Representatives
from this county:
An Act proposing amendments to the Constitu
tion of the State of Tennessee.
Whereas, Section 3 of article II of the
constitution of the State of Tennewee pro
vides that any amendment or amendments
may be proposed in the 8enate or House of
Representatives; therefore, in pursuance
of the provisions of said section, and for
tbe purpose of amending the constitution
of this Stato by the means and in the man
Bj it enacted fcy the General Assembly
of the State of Tennessee, That the follow
ing amendments be, and the same are
hereby proposed to the constitution of this
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTI
TUTION. 1. Every male inhabitant of ths State.
of the age of twenty-one years, being a
citizen of the Uniied States and a citizen
of the county wherein he may ofTer to
vol, six months next preceding lbe day
of election, shall be entitled to vols for
members of the Ueaeral Assembly and
other civil officers for the county or dis
trict in which he resides; provided that
tnis amendment shall not operate to en
franchise acy person heretofore dienuali
fied from voiiog by ihe laws of this State
for crime, of which he iniy be dulv con
victed; and, provided further, that thb
amendment shall not disfranchise any per
son who cow has the right to vote under
the laws of this State as they now exist, or
who shall possess that right at the .time of
the ratification of this amendment
2. Kolaws may be passed excluding
from the right' of suffrage or from the right
to hold office or sit on joriei, any person
because of his race or color, or previous
condition, nor shall any property qualifica
tion be established ; but laws may be passed
excluding from tbe right of suffrage or
from the right of holding office or sil
ting on juries, persons who may bo con
victed of infamous crime?. All laws on
these subjects shall be uniform and impar
tial. 3. Ku person hhall be exempt from mill
tary dnty or from paying poll lx, by rei
eon of race, color or previous couditi'on'.
4. Sectiona l and 2of article IVofthe
Constitution, adopted in are here
by annulled, and the provi-ion of these
amendments established iu lieu thereof;
and all provisions and enactments of the
Cantilution on laws of tho State of Ten
nessee contrary to or inconsistent with the
provisions of the.c amendments, are here
by repealed, abrogated and annulled.
See. 2, Be it further enacted, That the
amendments to the Constitution by IhU
act proposed, shall, if .the same shall be
agreed to by a majority of all of the two
Houses of the General Assembly, be en
tered on the journals of the Senate and
House of Representatives, with the yeas
and nays of tbe Senators and members of
the House of Representatives voting there
on, and it shall then be the doty of the
Governor of the State to cause the said
amendment, to be referred to the General
Assembly next to ba chosen, and published
six months previous to the day of the elec
tion of tbe members for the next General
Sec. 3. Ba it further enacted. That this
act shall take effect and be ia force from
and after its passage.
Tlio CnvWorlist oat of Order.
Tnllow Canillcu In Demand.
Our plarksville correspondent, althongh
himself in the dark, was not disposed to
let our readers be in the dark about mat
ters and things in Clarksville. With a
tallow candle torch-light procession he
manufactured sufficient light to communi
cate the following by telegraph :
CLABKSTH.LE, Dec 2. Some portion of
the machinery at the gas-works here gave
way last night, and we are, to-night, with
out gas. Candles and caal-oil are came
quentiy in great demand.
The city police made a raid oa a negro
gambling saloon last night and arrested
six men and three women. They were
before the Recorder to-day and each fined
$15 am cwU.
T.Green and Miss Sallie Campbell, of
Gordonsville, Ky., were married at the
Henrr House this evening. They are ac
companied by a large number of friends
and are having a jolly time generally.
The Henry Honse is brilliantly illumi
nated with candles. R.
A French oloay,
Tho Chattanooga Republican isploased
to learn that Mr. Bryant, a worthy French
ccntleman has purchased lands-on Mis
aionary ridgo, and that it is intended to
locato.on that ridge, a colony of French
winegrowers. Thcro i3 probably no
placo in the United States moro admirably
fitted for crowing the vine than the
southern Hide of Missionary ridge and
more lovely scenery than is psesented by
this ridge, and the valley at its base can
nowhere be found. If our land owners
are wise they will sell the land on very
liberal terms aivinz Ions time for
payment, as the improvements made and
the"enhanced value ot adjacent lands will
- be sufficient componsation.
THE ST FOU.VD.
A Wife Spends Twenfj-Eigrht Tears
1b IlHntirtc for a Lost Husband
lao II f story of Ker Search.
From ths Cleveland Hcral , Nov. 2?.
One of those c.isea in which woman's
co.-.ataocy, under the. most trying circum
stances, is exhibited, came to light in ioh
city on Friday. The story certainly has
the imprint of the romantic more than the
reality, and borders close.nDon thhnairin-
ative; yet the m.mner in which the facta
were told "br the two interested- rmrtiM
cleaia the mind of all doubt, and seems to
stamp it with truth. The circumstances
as related to us. rtb unbdontiiHv r.A.
In the beuinnlne cf IfU'i TT.nr Tf.
fiDgwell was a Well-to-do mechanic: liv-
iok near tbe suburb nf T
land. In the month of March of iht
year, a larceny was committed near his
resilience, and circumstances poioVftT to
him as the perpetrator. He
examined before one of the stipendarr
m.Alil..lu 1 r II. ... i . T
mjjoiHic?, anu iuiij commuted. lor trial.
A month afur, he was convicted and sen
tenced to hard labor in the n-nal Kilnni nf
Australia, for a period of ten yean; and ia
iota man a week's time thereafter te w2s,o-i
his way to tie far-ofT land. His devoted
wife, who all lh limpfirmlc ktKaira,! !m
her husband's innocence, at once, mad
pieparauoas to loliow and remain near
him during his confinement, so that she
might be the first, when hiu
came, to.cheer him with good counsel, and
comfort him with wifely love.
The ship containing the convict arrived
safe, and her cargo of living human beings
was at once transferred to the Government
workhouse?. Not so, however, the ship
upon which Mrs. Leffiagwell embirked.
When about half way upon her journey
the vowel encouatered a fearful storm, and,
after baffetinjr the waves for two dys.
lonndered and went down, the crew and
yi .ffiugwell barely escaping upon a
raft hastily constructed when it irn fnnnA
that the ship could not be saved. Af-er an
exposure of several day, they were picked
up by the American ship North Wind,
bound from New York to China, where
Mrs. Leffiozwell srn at bn.,ih l-.n,twl
only to fiod herself further than ever from
her destination, and with no immediate
project of reaching it. After sevtral
months of patient watchinsr and waitlnp.
she was enabled, throogh the kind offices
of the Ameiican CounsuL, ihen residing at
-icuuu, io procure pasaaga to Cub i, whence
the proipect of reaching Australia would
b much improved. Psin,
of a year and a half, in which Ma Lef
fiogwell passed throogh many scenes cal
culated to try firmer resolutions than hers,
out inrougn wntciishe clung to her resolve
with true EaRliah obsttnancr, she finally
found herself oa the shores of Australia,
but as much at a lo?s concerning the exact
locality of her husband' whurrilmnia
she would be of a needle for which eha was
hunting in a haymow.
She persevered, however: but four Ion?"
years paaed away before she was enabled
to obtain ths slightest trace of her husband
from the fact that when once landed from
the ship each convict received a number,
by which he is only known to the keepers.
Mrs. Leffingwell knew" not her husband's
number, and when she made icqulries she
was always uained with the question;
"HU number, ma'am?" At the end of
the time spoken of. daring which her
means had become exhausted, and ha had
been compelled to resort to menial labor,
she one day picked up a Sidney paper in
which was an account of her husband's
release, the real criminal of ths larceny
having beca found and exported. Tha
account gave her husband's numbsr and
the facts which convicted him io so pre
cise a manner that she could not longdoubt
as to who was meant. Her course was
marked out at once. Going to tbe prison
authorities of Sidney, she at length learned
that " ticket of leave man No. 136," , her
huband,s number, had leCt the islaod lor
the United States of America, two weeks
after his release. The next thing for her
to do was to follow him. Scraping together
her scanty means, she found she possessed
barely enough to pay her passage. She
Seized upon the first opportunity presentel
and in June 1S47, ehe found, herself once
more upon the ocem, bjand for the land y
of the free, with her mission still unac
complished. In due time she arrived in New York
city, where she remained until the civil
war broke out, not having, ia the mean
time, heard one word of her husband,
lb.ougb.she had made every exertion to
fiod his whereabout. Whea the war
broke out and at the first call for nurses
in tbe hospital?, she responded, and until
peace was declared there was none moro
faithful in the care of our wounded than
Mrs. Clara Lsffidgwell. While iu one of
the hospitals at Washington, she nursed to
lifd and strength a man who knew her hus
band in the army, who had been his mess
mate and boon companion, and who, in
his delirium constantly called ht3 comrade
to come to bis assistance. When the crisis
was .passed and it was known that tbe sol
dier would live, she questioned him con
cerning her husband, and ascertained that
he was in a Pennsylvania regiment, hav
ing enlitted from Pittsburg two years be
fore. She at once addressed Ltfiiogwe'l a
letter, stating in full her efibitsto find him,
and detailing at length her disappoint
ments and trouble. With the usual per
versity of army mails, that letter never
reached its destination. Mrs. Leffingwell
waited and watched, but still no answer
came and at length when the war was
over, she sat out once more la search, of
A visit to Piltabufir revealed tha fact
that her husband's term of enlistment had
expired long before, and. his identity was
ouce more lost She inserted advertise
ments in a number of Pennsylvania pa
pers, calling for information of his where
abouts, and then sat herself again tu watch
and wait. Time crept slowly oj, aod still
no tidings of her absent one.
A week ago, when she had given up all
hope of ever seeing her husband aeiin.
she very unexpectedly received direct in
formation of his place of abode from one
i . i . .. .
woo ciraa across- me auveriioement ot
three years before. The paper containing
it had, very providentially, escaped the
destruction which usually cornea upon the
dailies of the different cities, and now was
the means of uniting two persons who for
twenty-eight years hai been separated by
a cruel fate. Our heroine at once made
preparations to go to her husband, who
lives iu or near Cincinnati, aod who had
been apprised of her coming. She accord
ingly left Pittsburg on Friday morning,
and arrived in Cleveland in tbe afternoon
of the same day: What was her surprise
and pleasure on alighttcg fromjhe cars at
the Union depot to procure soma refresh
ments, to be confronted by her husband.
For a moment they stared at each other,
and then with a simultaneous impulse
they rushed into each othet'a arms, all un
conscious of the gaping crowd, who, with
tho usual curiosity, had pamed in their
harry to witness the scene. The years
that had separated them, though it had
silvered the heads of each aad left lines of
care upon their brow, had not eradicated
the love they bore one another; or torn
from their hearts the memory of the olden
time, before relentless fate had so cruelly
thrust them asunder. The trials of the
past were forgotten in tha present joy, and
they took tha train for home at 7 ia the
evening, happy only in each other's com
pany. It was while they were waiiicg tbo
departure of the Cincinnati trainAand
through the kind office of one oKtha
Cleveland and Pittsburg railrond officials,
to whom Mrs. Leffingwell hid revealed a
part of her history, that the above was
obtained. Though, as wo said at the
begining of this article, the story his. the
imprint of the romantic and unreal, still
we give it as it was given to ti, believ
ing in its truthfulneis.
Hjunllton Conntjr Wants a Turnpike.
At a moating of tho capitalists of Chat
tanooga a few days since a resolution was
unanimously adopted as follows .
Whereas, Hamilton county pays a
large amount of taxes and is in the value
of its land the most important county in
East Tennessee, and the eighth in tho
State, and yet has not a single milo of
turnpike in it, and whereas, such roads
nro greatly needed and would ba a very
great public advantage to our peoplo at
the same time that they would ho en
hance the value of lands that the Stato
would be largely the gainer, therefore be
it resolved, that our Senator and Repre
sentatives in the Legislature bo instruct-,
ed, and urged to seeura from the State
! amount ofStato aid asked for companies
'-formed, under direction of the c'ommitte
apointed at this public meeting. Tho
(meeting which was presided over by J.
W. James then adjourned.