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Members of Congress Arriving
Report of the Secretary of
The Tribune on the Maynard
The '.Rational Board or Trade at
New Jersey Women Itislstln;
on the Rights of Suffrage.
Organization of the New British
Member, of Congress Arriving Tbe
Rational Finance, etc.
Washington, Dec 4. About twenty
Senators and thirty member or tho House
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nave arriveu anu me oumuer is mcreutu
bv everv train arriving.
A enow storm commenced to-day about
11 o'clock and still continues.
The President lias written about two-
thirds of his mess ace. Some reports of
heads of departments are also unfinished.
It is reliably stated that the President
has ordered $280,000 dollars of bonds to
be delivered to theUnion Pacific Railroad.
The public debt statement will not be
ready until next week;
The outstanding circulation of legal ten
ders is nearly $356,000,000, and of the
fractional currency $355,000,000 total
$338,000,000; oat of which is a circula
ting medium $120,000,000. Total amount
of all kinds outstanding $560,000,000.
Maj. Gen. Schofield is expected to re
turn to Washington to-morrow from his
visit to Fort Delaware.
Some heads of departments and chief
of bureaus have received- printed copies
of their reports and in all cases they will
endeavor to prevent their publication in
advance of their presentation to Congress.
Members of the pre-s receiving them in
advance will be rtquired to give assurance
that they will observe this rule. Among
reports already printed are those of the
Secretary of the Navy, Secretary cf War,
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Comp
troller Currency and Treasurer.
Political Facia nut! Fancies Some
Things to bo Shown lij" the Secretary
of the Treasury.
New York, Dec. 4. The Tribune says
the recommendation by the Electoral Col
lege of Tennessee of Hon. Horace Maynar
-s a fit member of Grant's cabinet wan iin
wise and indecorous.
The Herald says it was offered the re
port of Secretary McCulIoch and the forth
coming President's menage for a consider
ation recently, but diolined leing the re
ceiver of stolen goods.
The Times says uen. Howard a remsai
to be a party to a movement for extending
the operations of the Freedraen's Bureau,
is couched in terms which will commend
thf melves to the judgtmnt of the coun
try. Tee qualifying c ondition with which
lie justifies the withdrawal of the Bureau
from States not yet restored will mrely be
fulfiled under the coming administration of
Gen. Grant. The Times warns people
against inventing money in the alleged
newly discovered gold fields in Dutches)
county in thin Slate.
It is said that Johnson refuses to give
advance copies of his message to the press,
hut will arrange so that copies shall be is
sued from Internal Revenue office at noon
of the day of .its delivery.
Gen. Reynold's report shows taxei tj he
almost as unsettled as during the war.' He
says the murder of negroes are bo fre
quent as to excite little attention. He
thinks years will be required to secure
tranquillity and speaks of need of troops
in almoft every county.
A Washington special says the Secretary
of the Treasury approves a forced resump
tion of specie pavments. Up to December
first $827,029,350 of 7-30 notes have been
funded into fix per cent 5-20 bonds. Of
this amount there have been funded of the
first series $295,565,700; second series
S330.1SS.200: third series S197,S75,450.
This leaves outstanding of this class of
recurities but $2,363,150.
The Secretary estimates the expendi
tures for the fiscal vcar ending June 30,
1S70, to be $250,000,000, through the War
Department. In event of an indication of
war will call for several additional mil
lions. The report ehowa that between No
vember 1, 1S67, and November, 1868, the
public debt each in Treasury has been re
duced j35,620,102.S2 Estimates of
revenue for the next fiscal year
eighty millions less than this year, owing
to) reduction in taxation. Interest on the
public debt for next year one hundred and
forty million?, or ten millions less than
The Erie matter before Judge Suther
land was to-d3y allowed to stand .over,
Judge Cordoza not having yet decided the
case before him.
The Commercial says the American Ex
press Company have reopened their trans
fer book. Stocks quiet to-day. New York
Central, Cleveland and Toledo excepted.
The latter advanced to 102$ on the proe
iectnf4l per cent, dividend. Western
Union Telegraph declared a dividend of 2
per cent. Money active.
New York. Dec. 4. The Theatre
Cotniquo, No. 514 Broadway ,was damaged
br fire this morning, amounting to about
$15,000. It was occupied by White &
Spencer. George Sharpe, a fireman, wa s
badly injured. The insurance was light
New York, Dec. 3. 11 li liogart, a
paymaster's clerk in the Navy yard has
absconded with $12,000 of government
funds. lie had loit the money in gamb
Phii.APEi.viii A. Dec. 3. At six o'clock
this evening a fire broke out in the lower
story of a large building on Market street,
above Fifth street, occupied as a wholesale
drug store by b. Morris, l'erroll.V Lo.,ami
almost instantly flames enveloped the
whole buildiiiv, and in less than a quarter
of an hour, not a particle remained except
ihe walls. The fire then extended east
and west, destroying on either side large
Imililincs occupied !v dealers in hats
hoe, hardware, furniture, ate. It is re.
ported that a fireman fell oil the roof of
an adjoining building into the tUinea. It
was theiuost destructive lire that has oc
curred for some timp. The following are
Morris, lVrrott A Co., drug, total lo;
k'ilhurne .t Gates, furniture, lotal loss
Ellis & Bros, wire cloth, total loss ; V.
u P.nil. boots and shoes, total loss : Trail'
& harden, damaged by water; E. A. Coyle
,V Co., wholesale grocers, damaged by
wstcr : Dovle. Sui'ldee & Walker, damaged
by water; IVrot & Co.'s t-tock, valued at
$230000. The total ls by the fire will
probably reach $500,000. It is impossible
now to stale the loss of each party. A re
nrt of a fireman being killed is not con
tinued. Several were injured by falling
NEW J IIRSEY.
Thi IVninlc Kiillritirr I'oonh' AkiI
New Youk. Dec. 4. Tho first annual
Convention of tho New Jersey State
Women's Suffrage Association was held
nt Yincland on Thursday. Mrs. Stone,
Rev. Antoinette Brown, Mr1. Blackwell,
fr nnd Mrs. Andrews. Mr. Jackson,
Mr Dnvisand other lesser lights took
active part in tho proceedings.
The lililul Oiu. Cole.
Am aw. New York. Dec. 4.-
Hoiebonncharged ihejury in thecasoof
Gen. Cole for the murder ot Hiscock mis
nrnW occunving twohours. The
morning, uP3b ' , x-
jury ims ocen out .u. -
ESTABLISHED MAliCH 30, 1835.
The Jlotion to Quash the Indictment
Against Jefferson J)vls.
Ricumond. Dec. 4. In the United
States Circuit Court to-day, Chief Justice
Chase presiding, the 'argument Tas con
tinned on the motion tonuash Ihe proceed
incs against Jefferson Davis. R. H. Dana,
lor the governmejt, opened this morning,
and proceeded to show that the fourteenth
amendment, pleaded in hit of,punishraent.
nyine uetenuant, was noi a '?"". qiey
buTnSerfcly aSehange irjjfthe (political sys
teta"fo secnrenrnstworlbinesa no office and
'preserve nuntr in the administration of
,the government. It was a measure of pre
caution to secure the country against filling
offices with persons who once tilled them
and violated their oalhs.'
If it hid been'intendeirlo'inflict pun
ishment it would have been the utmost
oily of legislature. Viewed as a means of
making lighter tho punishment of leaders
who had held office and broken oaths, it
would leave people'. who ever "held i'lficS,
exposed to the penaltiebf deatli-aai. Im
prisonment as denounced in the constitU'
lion before the adoption of the amendment.
It was an expression only of the public
will as to Ihe fitness of persons who en
gaged in the .rebellion. .after breaking
their oaths to hold oihce again, and not
intended to act as amnesty, nor was there
a single word tillered in me uougress iaai
lrsmed, nor the Northern legislatures that
adooted it to warrant such a construction
bo far ai ft was idten'ded as -a test :bjj
which some means may be reached and
guarded against who had proved unfaith
ful lo their pledges and to the govern
ment. It could not be' 'pleaded in bar of
conviction for treason. It applied to those
only who had, after taking an oath of
office, engaged in insurrection and rebel
lion. .It is levying war against .the gov;.
ernment of which the .'defendant' atarid
charged. It would be strange if Jeff. Davis
could, as he might under this plea, come to
bar and acknowledging he was guilty
of treason, defy, liability to be punished,
because of the fourteenth amendment.
Mr. O'Ccn.r followed Mr. Dana.
Convention or the Snt onnl Board of
Cincinnati, Dec. 4 The President
called the convention to order at 10 a.m.
On motion of the Comtmttee.on Admis-.1
sion, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
was admitted, and lis delegates, Messrs.
Stewart, Smith and Walker were admitted
into full membership.
Ihe President addressed the board, tie
said a good deal of the inont important
business yet remained to be 'considered,
and he trusted no member, would talk.ol
a disposition 'to Sojourn" W long aSthere
were any matters ot importance which
remained undecided, and that those who
felt compelled to leave should make an
cfl'jrt to slay, .showing no haste to evade
their responsibilities, whereby their de
liberations wonld have their due weight
with the people and with Congress
The chairman of the Oommittee ou
Admissions presented a report of the claim
of tha .Board of Trade of Norfolk, Va.,
for admission. It was an old and impor-
sant body, and clearly entitled to s-inii-sion,
but their credentials were not under
seal; he therefore proposed that the dele
gates be admitted lo the floor, with the
privilege of speaking hut not voting. Mr.
Nazeo, of Boston, objected. Ho wished
to keep to the strict letter of their
constitution. Mr. Brandt complained cf
Mr. Naieo's extreme technicality. The
motion was put and the vote cast admit
ting the delegates.
On motion, the bpringheld delegates
were admitted. The delegates from Coun
cil Bluff were also admitted. The Cairo
Board of Trade were admitted by 23 avei
to G nays into membership, although no
delegates have yet presented, themselves.
The application of the 'Mobile Board of
Trade was also presented, but they were
The motion in regard lo American ship
ping av.d gain came up. it arose irom a
recommendation proceeding Irom the iew
York produce exchange to the effect that
American shipping cau be restored to it
position of the supremacy ol the ocean,
Irom which it wai driven by the rebellion
and from the want of -proper legiriation.
Mr. Hurcker. of New York, wanted ev
ery one here and every one in the United
Slates to know that American ships no
longer convey the vast produce of our soil.
The decline of our tonnage has been about
one and a half milHons of lon. The pro
position is, that we all be allowed to bay
vessels wherever they can be obtained at
the cheapest rate, and sail them under the
his was the only commodity on whim
there was entire prohibition. We could
buy any article anywhere, and import by
pavins adutr: but not a ship, not a steamer
comes here claiming free trade. We should
be allowed to do what England and t ranee
have done; but we are willing tp pay an
advalorem duty on all foreign ships bought
and sailed by American sailors'.
The report, which was lengthy, was or
dered to be printed and made ,the special
order lor to-morrow.
The commute on telegraph reported the
Resolved, That theuSational lioaru oi
Trade recommend" the adoption by the
general governmentof measures to cheap
en and extend telegraphic communication
between the different points af the coun
try, by making it part ol the po-stal nys
1'he resolution was postponed to come
up alter the snipping question suaii ue
The remainder of to-day s session wai
devoted to finance. The member of Ihe
board are being entertained lo-night by
the authorities of CiiiciiinatL
Whut the IrfsrUlnlnre U lolti(r.
Montgomery. Dec. 1. The Senate lo-
day passed a bill making tho wearing of
disguises and masts by any nuraucr oi
men a crime puntshalilo by lino anu im
prisonment. A bill was introduced and
referred to open judgments of this Stato
Where tlio cause oi action exiiiru puui
lo tho 25th or May, 1SCT. Tho House is
engaged on the revenue bill. The Legis
lature lias refused to adjourn on the 12th
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT
Svnirrsr. N. Y. Deo. 3. Two employ
ees at Green way's Brewery, named Edward
Hancock and Dennis Delanv, suffocated
bv gas to-day.
"Omaha. Dec, 4. The temporary brnlg-
just completed at this point was swept away
yesterday- Anoiner win or nuum. ;.
Hec.4. Ilenrv Schaefler, an
employee at Hubbard's picking house on
the south braucli oi me .iucasu nyc!, .en
into a large vat filled with Iwiling lard.
He was immediately dragged out by ins
fellow-workmen and taken lo his home,
but he died in a few hours after.
Tim suit on which Judce Barnaid to
day issued an injunction against the New
York (V-nlra! Kai road charges uie com-
imnv Willi an over isue oi hiovk-iu iub
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amount of $3,451,400, of which $25,715
were issued on Kurrender ol the convert-
;1p Imnds. and the baUnre without any
oiiilioritv. The complaint is made by one
Isaac N. Jenkp, who says the amount of
capital as prescribed in Ihe consolidated
is restrained from paying any dividends
upon stock in excess ol the latter sum, or
permitting votes to be cast on said stcck
at the ensuing election".
Tl.o rJonnprs Campbell. Berregan and
Hynes, on a chirge oi complicity in me
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Lockin homiciue, wire ura i
milted to bail by Judge Sutherland.
ti.o i rvinnrpiwioiial Kiib-comniillei on
cl,;.W frauds is plill silting w'uh
iooH ,lnnr and it is said, expert to pre
sent a startling report during the esrly part
of the session, which will induce a radical
change in luternal i;evenue law.
Chicago, Dec 4. Yellow Smoke, Chief
of the Omaha Indians, and a peaceabi
Indian w . murdered by , . pan,
A heavy gale and snow storm have been
ii; ' all'dav. Itis feared that some
ute have suffered.
The Enat Wanting n Hand the Gov
I3o3TON,Dec. 4. The Journal thinkstbo
speakership of the next uouse oi ivepre
...i.i;.., ehnuiii lm oivrn to an Eastern
mao. Iia principal reason is that Ihe West
ai got about everything eise.
m Ynrac. Dec. 4. Letters from
Wrt mi Prince confirm the" capture of
n A mprip.in schooner bv Salnave and the
confiscation of her cargo, notwithsanding
honrnloit nf ilia American consul. An Eo
r.i;.ii wpmpI wasaIsoseiied.TwoBritish.and
BVennh friates which had cone there to
protect foreign interests. Some excilement
Minmn. Dec 4 Gen Lawrence blazey
JSalo has accepted tlie appointment of Capt
General of Port iitco, proviuea inav rem-
iforccments of regular troops be sent to
that island. Capt. Uen. uuice win sail
jfor Havana on the loth inst.
Organisation of tho New Ministry.
;LonTn, De. 4. Mr. Gladstone at an;
audience with tho Queen yesterday,
formally accepted the appointment as
a?rimo Minister. There is a largo gatn
iering of Liberalist at Gladstone's j
residenca this evenine. . The Times 1
ihinks Lord Romelly will .be Chancellor
oi me Xixcuequer anu xvouuuoji iuiuki.
Master of Rolls.
Sir .Robert P. Collier will probably be
A'ttorney General in Gladstone's Cabinet,
John Bright haa been asked to join the
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NEWS OF TIIE DAY.
"A private hospital for tho cure of in
ebriates has iust been established at St.!
.Louts, and is likely to bo woll patronized.
It is said that Treasurer "Bpinacr will
recommend that tho throe and five cent
issues of coins be called in as fast as pos
sible, and their further coinage discon
Tho Commissioner of Patents, in his
annual report to Congress, shows that
tho expenditures of tho Bureau have ex
ceeded tho receipts only one hundred
and seventy-one dollars.
The Senate rolls will contain tho names
of sixty-six members, including Messrs.
Hill and Mulor, of Ueorgia, and Messrs.
Spencer and Warner, of Alabama, being
an increaso .of thirteen sincehe vote on
There will bo upon tho roll- of the
House, at tho coming session of Congress,
the names of 223 representatives, includ
ing the delegations from Georgia and
Alabama. A quorum will, therefore,
consist of 112 members.
It Is understood here that Gen. Grant
will not authorizo any extension of the
"Virginia stay laws, and consequently
hundreds of farms in lliat Stato will
soon be offered for sale under tho ham
mer, unless Congress legislates on tho
Mr. Bryson, superintendent of tho
operations for the removal of the obstruc
tions from tho Mississippi river at S
Louis, ha? submitted a report to the
iMayor, showing tho manner in which
$2,375,000, the amount granted by Con"
gross, has been expended, during the past
Mrs. Gatewood, who committed suicide
New York a few days since in con
sequence of being detected in pilfering,
was a native of St Louis, and related to
some of the most rospectablo families in
that city and New Orleans. A few years
ago her husband died, leaving her and a
son in indigent circumstances. Since
then sho has been in constant reception
of remittances from a wealthy aunt in
New Orleans and a nephew in Paris.
Sinco tho loss of her child she has been a
victim of kleptomania.
Tho New England Christian Temper
ance Convention met at juoston last
Monday, and was largely attended.
Hon. Henry Wilson was temporary
chairmain, and mado a speech denun
ciatory of the license law. Ex-Gov.
Buckingham, of Connecticut, was elected
permanent chairman, and spoke, at length
of the work temperance men had to do in
Now England. All tho speakers wero
in favor of attempting a restoration of the
prohibitory law in thoso States where it
had been set aside, and the adoption of it
An important whisky fraud case, in
which Gon. Fry, a revenue officer, is one
of the defendants, has been on trial in the
United States Court at St. Louis, for tho
past ton days. Tho counsel have been
speaking for threo days. The charge
is tho conveyance of seven hundred bar
rels of whisky through a water pipe to a
distant building, the pipe being so ar
ranged that by turning a valve upon tho
approach of revenue officers, the water
would run through tho pipe. Haglar.d,
of Cincinnati, is tho principal witness.
A dispatch from Havana of the 2d says:
The stagnation in trado is increasing.
Merchants refuse to inako advances to
planters on theircrops. Tho Diario to
day publishes the following news from
tho interior: The rebels naar Villa del
Cobro have dstroyed the aqueduct
which supplies Santiago da Cuba with
water. A brother of Gen. Cespcdes was
killed in tho engagement at Cobro. Dis
sensions had broken out among tho rebel
leaders. Perce objects to the appoint
ment of Cespedes as commander-in-chief
of tho revolutionary forces, ihe town
ofManzanillo continues m possession ot
tho government, but is beseiged by tho
A New York dispatch says that Com
modore Meade, a well-known naval of
ficer, is now confined in Uloomingdalo
Insano Asylum, for theso reasons : Alia
Oommodoro, disapproving a marriage
about to occur in his family, took action
against the gentleman affianced to his
daughter, which led to his arraignment
before a ronco .) ustice, who oouna mm
over to keep tho peace. Having been
discharged, papors were made out and
the Commodoro was sent to tho asylum
at onco. On the day following hts
daughter was married to. this objection
ablo gentleman. Friends of the Com
modore declaro him to be perfectly sane,
but havo .iot yet been able to obtain his
release on ziaucas corpus, mis ru
markablo case has excited much atton
tion. and is unquestionably a conspiracy
against the Commodore.
PEKSOW AT. ITEMS.
Butler writes to Louisville mau that a
he "loves the South." That love must he
a very spoony Kentimeut,
The friends of Miss Alice uarey umy
with indignation the inference from her
" Lines to an Early Swallow" that she
takes a matin cocktail.
One actress In Paris wears $80,000
worth of diamonds. Another has juat
bought a house worth $300,000. Beauty
there is as good as an over issue of Erie.
A Buffalo court has just decided that
a man's wife cannot bo his partner in
business, even though it wero proved that
sho had furnished halfof the capital. The
case is to bo appealed.
An English letter writes says of a
boarding school festivity : "On one side
of tho hall was one happy gentleman in
a cluster of twenty-fivo young ladies, like
a black beetle on a boquet."
A suliscrintion nauer for some religious
object was handed to a zealous church
member, when he remarked, "Well, I
can give five dollars and not, feel it."
"Then," said the solicitor, "give ten and
Five white men and two negroes have
been indicted at Huntsville, Ala., for the
.nnr.W nf .Tiidco Thurlow and Alex
Roal, a negro, in tho city, during the ne
gro riot, October 31.
Nashville, Dec 4, 1SGS. The Senate?
. . i a . c i c i
chair, and twenty members present.
The following report from tho Hoard 8
Immigration accompanied with the annual
report of Kev, Hermann iioKuni, uommis
eioner of Immigration, was read:
To the General Assembly of Ihe Slate of
Tennessee: Injtransmittlng lo the General
Assembly of the Stale of Tennessee the ri
portoftne Commissioner of Immigration,
the board would call the attention of your
honorable body to the fact, that they have
endeavored, as far as the amount placed at
their command would allow, to carry out
the object of the act "to encourage immi
gration" by which they were created.
They have employed an agent and they
havepirculated in various ways descrip
tions of the resources of Tennessee.
In view of the amount.which by the act
In question has been placed at the dispo
sition of the board and the result which
has been xealiztd in drawing capital and
labor to the State, the board feel no hesita
tion in recommending the appropriation of
,an amount which will enable them lo carry
out the measures recommended by the
The objects referred to are the employing
of a clerk who is to aid in the keeping of
two books. The. one in which the resour-
r ur -i . u-
the landawbich are offered for sale; and
the other, in which the' communications
are lo be kept, Irom persons who ue
Bire to purchase land. The clerk in the
absence of the commissioner is to attend to
his correspondence and to furnish informa
tion, to those, who come to settle.
z. ihe opening ol an omce and me em
ploying of an agent for the-city of New
- 3.i The- ksaploy ment of an agnet in Ger
many, at feast tor a lime, to establish di
rect communication between Uermany ana
Tennessee, and to direct a portion of the
. r T . T .j 1 1. ? . I? t .
curreai oi emigrauuu iu vuis uiaie.
4. A Winding advertisement ;in one or
two of the leading pipers in the north and
in Uermany. in order, to lurnish an account
of the resources in Tennessee and of such
developments as are made from time
From the successful efforts made by
other States in obtaining immigration It' is
evident that' Tenhesse in order to share
similar advantages should use similar
The board attach great importance to prin
ting and circulation of the Commissionei's
report and respectfully asfc that a large
edition be furnished for general circula
tion. All of which is respectfully sub
mitted. The Commissioner haa submitted his re
port lo His Excellency the Governor.
His Excellency has requested him to state
that he regrets hisjll health has prevented
him from attending the meetings of the
Board. That he approves of the objects
which the report propoiei to carry out,
and that he authorize him to add his
name to those of the members of the
W. G. Beowklow, Governor.
A. J. Fletcher, Sec of State,
It. B. Cheatham.
J. M. Kercheval,
John Eaton, Jr.
Oh motion of Mr. Smith, the report was
received and 5,000 copies ordered lo he
the following is the report ot the Joint
Committee who were appointed to settle
with the .treasurer;
To the General Assembly of the State of
Tennessee: The Joint Committee of tho
two Houses who were appointed to settle
the accounts of John It. Henry, former
Treasurer, ask to submit this BUplcment
John K. Henry, Treasurer, to actual
balance in treasury on 31st October, 1868,
as shown in our former report $154,927 41.
We lind that John K. Henry has re
ceived into Ihe treasury on Comptrollers
receivable warrants from 31st Oct. to 31st
Nov., 18C8, S301.G21 02, making total
account of $450,549,03.
We also hod that the Treamrer paid out
on Comptroller's payable warrants from
31st Uct., lsus, to lst iNov., isos, tne
sum of $350,742 13; actual balance in
treasury 21st Nov. 1868, $105, 806 90.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Chairman Senate Committee.
W. L. Watson,
Chairman on part House Com .
introduction ofijills, resolutions, etc
By Mr. Elliott: Ilesolution instructing
the Committee on Penitentiary lo call
upon Thos. 11. uaiuweii, Attorney uen-
eral, lor information in reference to me
account of the Stale against the lessees of
the Penitentiary for unpaid labor of the
convicts from the day ot June, lbbi,
to the 1st day of Jan. 1868, and whether or
not suit has been instituted on Bame. Laid
over under the rules.
Bv Mr. Lindsley : An act to establish
a State Board of Insurance Commissioners
and regulating .insurance companies.
Pasted first reading and referreato Com
mittee on Finance, Ways and Means.
By Mr. Uarner, the following resolution :
Whereas, There are many propositions
pending before this General Assembly
looking to tho extension ot the elective
Whereas, It is believed by many that the
Cohgresi of the United Stales will, imme-1
diately after its assembling in this month,
take steps to regulate and mite unitorm
the elective franchise iu all of the States,
by proposing amendments to Ibo Comtitu
tion of the United States, and submitting
Ihe same to the States for their action.
Now. therefore, bo it resolved by the
General Assembly of the Stale of Tennes
see, That in order lo make a final ssttle-
ment of this agitating question, uongress is
the proper body to take the same into con
sideration and to submit propositions for
its final adjustment; and that this Uenerat
Assembly will not at its present session
take any further action upon the question
of the elective franchise, unless to consider
any proposition upon said question which
may legmmaieiy uc ruuuuueu iu u uy
Congress of the United States. Laid over
under the rulis.
On motion of Mr. kelson, House joint
resolution No. 233, appointing a commit
tee lo-investigate the matter in regard lo
the expending of the bonds issued to rail
roads last year tinder the bill known as the
omnibus bill. Unanimously adopted.
Senate bill No. 307, incorporating the
Southern Kailroad Association was, with
out being read, referred to the Judiciary
House bill No. 550, incorporating the
Southern Railroad Asiociation. Passed
first reading and referred to thi Judiciary
On motionof Mr. Lindsley the Senate
adjourned until Monday morning at 10
The House was called to order nt 10 a.
jr., Mr. Speaker Richards in ihe chair.
Sixty-four members present
Mr. Roach, on the part of the committee
to settle with the Treasury, made the fol
lowing supplemental report : .
The joint committee oi the two house?,
who were appointed to settle the accounts
of John R. Henry, former Treasurer, ask
lo submit their supplemental report :
John R. Henry to actual bal
ance in Treasury on Octo
ber 30, 1868, as' shown in our
former report $154,927.41
We find that lie received pn
Comptroller's receivable war
rants, from Ihe 30th of Octo
ber to the 21st of Novembr,
Making total amount $556,549.03
We also find that the Treas
urer has paid out on Comp
troller's payable warrants
from the 31sl of October lo
the 21st of November, 186S 350,74213
T.eavincr an actual balance ih
Ihe Treasury Noveinbr 21. ..$105,806 90
All of which is respectfully submitted,
John Norman, on paifof Senate.
W. L. Waters, on part of House.
NEW BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Cordell : A bill incoporating
the Cumberland County Lumber Manufac
Bt Mr. Medlin: To abolish the 0th
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TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5,
Chancery Division of the State, and for
Rf Mr. Woodard: For the benefit of
hotel-keepers, by amending section 4,032
01 mecoue oy iuint
instead of nine.
Mr. Faulkner: To protect the estate of
widows, and orphan?, requiring -clerSu ol
courts to whom attorneys accounts may oe
priseotcd forservices rendered on behalf of
widows' or orphans' claims in estate, to give
all the parties interested hve days' notice,
and to summon an equal number of law
yergand practical busine33 mento examine
into such account, and say, upon oath,
what ought to be allowed for such service.
Mr. Singletary sent up the following
resolution, which was passed, under a sus
pension ofthe rules:
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he
is hprpVe ontfmrizsd and instructed, to
employ counsel in suita now pending be
in this State in which S.
"Watson, Receiver of the Bank of Tenne;-
see, is plaintiff, to represent iub oiaie ai
fair and reasonable compensation.
Mr. BWpr cillpd up House bill No.
554, granting State aid to certain turnpike
companies. The Finance Committee
recommend a bill in lieu, more extensive
in Ita provisions than tne original one.
Tbe biliin lieu was adopted. Several
amendments of an unimportant character
Were accepted by the House. The bill, as
amended, appropriates U.uuu ior various
pikes, in East Tennessee principally. The
bill passed its second reading by a vole of
53 ayes to 12 nays.
On motion of Mr. Kerchival, bill No.
55C, "-relating to Balariea of Supreme
Judges, was taken up on its third reading.
The bill, with its amendments, makes the
annual salary of Supreme Judges, Govern
or, Comptroller, Treasurer and Secretary
of State $4000, without perquisites or few.
The vote was taken on the bill, and it
passed, 45 voting'for and and 24 'against it.
Adjourned until 10 A. M. on Monday.
0UIME IN KhNTUOKY.
Itobbcrj-, Sspe and siurtlcr-IIorrilfe
Outrages by a Oan of Outlaws.
A frightful tale of outrage and murder
comes to us from the eastern portion of
the county, on tho borders of Jefferson,
Spencer and Bullitt On Saturday night.
last a gang of rnflians, consisting of two
men by tho narao of Watts, two by tho
name of Brumley, two by the name of
Hardin, and one whose name is withheld
because he has not yet been arrested,
visited tho farm of John McKinley, and,
stealing twelve of his hogs, drove them
off. As thoy wero leaving tho place.they
met two negro girls and two negro ladsj
and pressing them, into servico, made
them drive tho hogs over into Spencer
county, a distance of about a mile and a
Alter reaching their destination, the
villains seized the colorod girls, and after
grossly outraging their persons, set them
up lor a target and shot their bodies mil
of bullets" then threw the corpses into
l'lum creek, whore they wero found
yesterday, horribly mutilated and pierced
by no less than eleven balls.
'Iho negro boys, while tho shooting
was going on, managed to escape, and tho
news of what had been done was quickly
spread by them. Tho most intense ex
citement followed, and the whole country
was aroused. A largo party of men set
out from the McKinley neighborhood in
pursuit of tho murderers, and yesterday
came up with them at Mt. Washington,
Bullitt county, where tho outlaws were
surprised and all but one of them cap
tured. Ihe captors took them to lay
lorsville, Sponccr county, under the im
pression that thoy would be tried there,
and placed them under a heavy guard,
but yesterday started on with them to
this city, where they wero expected to
arrive last night. The hogs they had
stolen were all recovered.
When our informant left the sceno of
tho outrages, an inquest upon tho bodies
of the negroirls was being held by Jus
Tho gang who committed the depre
dations is ono which has long infested
that section, robbing and plundering with
out stint, and almost miraculously escap
ing the clutches of tho law. They are
suspected of being the party who broke
into the house of Mr. Joe Walker and
robbed him of $000 in gold, about a
month ago. They havo a general ren
dezvous on Dutchman's creek, where a
number of degraded women havo also
settled, and from this pestiferous commu
nity much of the violence and outrage
which the people havo been compelled to
enduro has come.
The Watts' and Brumleys are from Spen
cer county, and the Hardins camo from
Washington county. The field of their
operations is only about twenty miles from
this city, and heretofore many of the
crimes they have committed have been
charged upon thieves and robbers sup
posed to h-va sallied out from Louisville.
The names .of the parties who made tne
capture, so fir as we could learn, were
Abraham rormer, Van l'orraer, John mc
Kinley,.Robert Crruthers, Asa. Kincheloe,
Wm. Jennings and Diniel McKinley.
Others, whose names have not come to ps,
aided in the capture. Louisville Courier
Journal, Dec 3.
THE CUKAX ItKVOLUTIO.V.
The Now York Post publishes a letter
from a Cuban gentleman, who analyzes
tho reports sent to this country from
ITavana, of the political condition of tho
islan dand the movements of the Spanish
troops. He shows that the authorities
havo been much more embarrassed by
tho strength and vigor of tho insurreca
tionary party than they have confessed,
and it seems probable, even, from this
analysis of the government reports, that
tne. opanisu troops navo met witn serious
reverses, and that the insurrection is ex
tending to all parts of the island. The
One object of Iho insurrectionists, as
they profess, is to extirpate slavery,
which has long been opposed ana ra
irarded as an evil by the Cuban party, aa
t is called, to disimguisn it irom tne
Spanish party. Another of their objects
ist'j establish the independence otuuba.
Fhev complain that tly suitered from
Snain precisely the wrongs which tho
UIO CUIOI11B3 DUUClcu Hum -uuiliauu.
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l'hey have had Spaniards of no character
put over them; every avenue ior an
honorable public career uas uoen cioseu
to men of Cuban birth; all tho offico3 of
honor or profit ate monopolized by
Spaniards, and they have to bear an op
pressive burden ot taxation, wunout re
ceivintr any benefits.
For these reasons they mtenu to assert
their independence, to expel the Span
iards, and to set up a republic of their
own: and Uubans in tins city wno lire in
correspondence with tho insurrectionary
leaders express a belief that tho move
ment will succeed.
The temporary bridge across the Mis
souri river at Omaha, constructed by tho
Union Pacific Railroad Company, was
completed Tuesday evening, and four
hundred cars crossed over last inursday
Tho company will now commence ship
ping freight to the terminus of tho road.
Two Indianapolis editors were arrested
Thursday and lined twenty-five dollars
each for contempt of court in publishing
testimony elicited at the Clem murder
trial, winch had bocn uirecieu to oe sup
pressed by an order of the court The
question is to bo legally tested.
PimiiBiTiON in Massachusetts carried
the election by large majorities. They
hTfi ihirtv out of forty senators, and two-
ihirda of the House. It is thought that a
prohibition Governor, Senate and House
of Kenreseniauvej, insure iue re enact
ment of a prohibitory law.
AND AMEBIC AN.
How Ilrldcs Klionld Sress-EIcgaHt
Simplicity tbo K ode.
Tho bridal toilettes of the present bril
liant wedding season aro remarkable for-
their elegant simplicity, iho richest
materials plainly mado embody tho cor
rcct idea of a dress lor a bride. J. no
moro girlish attire she has hitherto worn
is abandoned tox her bridemaids, and
something, of tho new wifely dignity is
foreshadowed in the costumo of tho
White satin and laco are, as they;must
ever bo, tho first choice for the wedding
dross. Bridal satin in the popular threo
quarter width costs from $7 to $12 a
yard. Thirteen yards aro required, and
th9 modiste chaiges about $30 for mak
ing. Simple tuilo trimmings and flowers
add but littlo to tho oxpenso. It is tho
rich lac 63 that increase tho bills. A lace
tunio with garniture for corsage, a com
bination of round point and point appli
que, i3 marked $500. Laco trousseaux,
containing a flounco, shawl, barbc, hand
kerchief, trimming laco, and covers for
fan and parasol, are sold at the wido
range of SC00 to $2100. "More costly
sets, with.a bridal veil of corresponding,
pattern, are only imported to order.
iiutsucn extravagances requires u mu
purse ; and we write for brides expect
tant less lavish of expenditure, who will
becontent with'a gros-grain ora poult do
soio at S8 a yard, or else a lustrous taf
feta or faille at $4. If a still lower price
is desired, we commend an Irish poplin
at $3, rather than a flimsy, cheaper silk.
m i i i . i p i 1 ' .1 .1
xue texture is tne oesi oi us mmi, auu
when selected with flno lustre. and even,
heavy cordc, is almost as handsome as
gros-grain. Alpaca and other woolen
goods aro hotter suited for shrouds than
wedding dresses, and the white crape
sometimes worn by brides in mourning is
too sadly suggestive for a weddipg occa
sion. JScdnoray aad poetry combine ior
once in the traditional bridal dress of
soft, flowing muslin. Fine organdy ad
domed with filmy Valencienpes is at
present the f&shionablo acceptation of the
Panniers aro not popular for wedding
dresses, though occasionally worn. Long
trained skirts, cored closely at the sides
and very full behind, trimmed with a
wido flounco of tullo or satin, aro tho
prevalent stylo. High bodice and close
sleeves are most frequently worn when
the ceremony is performed at church.
Low corsage with pannier skirt for homo
weddings. Tulle tunics are in -favor,
edged with a ruche of tho same. Grecian
folds are in voguo for low corsages, and
lace epaulettes and cuffs, with flowers in
tho center, for high waists.
Bridesmaids' dresses aro ol tulle anu
tarletan in successivo puffs, with a tulle
over-skirt looped with flowers. A dif
ferent flower and a bectfming color of
trimming is assigned to each bridesmaid.
Tho brido furnishSs the gloves and flow
ers, and if her means admit, tho dresses
of her maids.
FLOWERS, VAIL, ETC.
Orange blossoms are losing prestige
for bridal flowers. The buds "are still,
and tho full blown flowers largo aud
coarse looking. They aro prettie3t and
least unbecoming when mingled with
other small flowers, such as clematis,
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jasmine, or tno unaai spire, in x.uropu
myrtle blossoms aro worn by young giris,
andorango flowers only by widows on
bridal occasions. A nowcr-cei consists
of a diadem, with long sprays falling on
each shoulder, acorsago bouquet with a
chatelaine attached for looping the tunic,
and sprays for tho shoulder. Theso cost
from $20 to $28. Simple sets, meroiy a
wreath and bouquet, are $10. A. brooch
and ear-rings may be added. A lovely
set for abridematd is of pink eglantine,
at $22; another is of blue convovulus,
and a third has a tiara and necklace of
dark green lcave3 of the pond-lily, with
a bouquet and chatelaino of whito lilies
and crystalized grasses.
The vail is a largo half circle of tulle,
the width of the tulle forming tho length
of tho vail. It is placed over tho disa
dem, the front falling- over the face, or
else a short vail is added, and this is
thrown back by the first bridesmaid when
tho ceremony is ended. A wide hem or
a platted ruche may border iie vail, but
tho soft gossamer tullo is prettiest without
trimmiDg.the undefined edge losing itself
in tho rich folds of tho dress. Twelvo or
15dollarspurchases,ahandsomo vail. The
shorter vails sometimes worn oy Dnac
maids aro" in tho same shape.'but merely
drapo tho back of tho figure. These are
$4 50, and should bo provided oy mo
bride. A widow marrying again doss not
wear a vail. . . .
The front hair is creped. Soft, light,
airy curls float at the back over small
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finger-pulls tormea ot tne natural uair.
The bridal fan is of white silk or satin
lace, with nearl sticks. Handker
ckieftrimmedwithlaceoftho kind used
in tho dress. Gloves of softest kid, ana
boot3 of ttie material bftHo'dress buttoned
with' Roman Jpearls and. trimmed with
Pearls are always tho accepted bridal
jewelry, and a prominence is' given them
in wedding parures, even wp.cn asiuciaicu
with diamonds. The fancy at present is
for tho Moorish styles, large pearls in a
knife-edge setting of polished gold. A
modest sot, merely pin ana ear-rings,
may bo bought for $125. A sot of strung
J , 'At Itl'i Ll C7.t
pearis wituoui goiu is uuy
The engagement ring is a solitaire dia
mond or oearlun crown sotting without
enamol. lf.tho donor cannot auoru at
least a hundred dollars for a small dia
mond,ho is advised sto substitute a pearl
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fn"rS50. The wedding ring' ls-a plain
hfinrihot .very. wido. .Tnadooatwcnty-
four carat gold, and worm irom ci" i"
rr . ., , iir-.
A wedding dress of gros-
mado has a high round corsago and coat
sleovcs. An intricate trimming of satin
shells and ruches defines a square on tho
front of tho waist and covers tho arm
hole seams. Point laco and satin shells
standing around the neck and wrists, and
a butterfly bow at the tnroat..
Tho long-trained skirt is bordered with
platted satin and a ruche of tulle headed
hvthn shell trimming. Belt of satin
lhTiis with n small bow in ironi. x uuo
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vail and wax orango flowers and jasmine,
Tho modisto should always arrange tho
petticoats worn beneath, as she is respon
sihlo for tho way the dress skirt hangs.
A muslin'petticoat, short, gored and trim
med with a wide flounco was furnished
in this instance. Over this was a trameu
nptiiroat of stiffVcordod muslin, also
imred. and flounces from the belt to the
edgo on all but tho front breadth. Tho
material and making for this toilette at
nnn nf tho best establishments in this
rnnntrv costs S350
A wh to satin dress jor a wasnmgion
w, . - -IT- t I .
bride has a low corsage trimmed witn
Grecian folds of tullo. Immense train witn
isr covered with tulle, to give a
nnft annearanco. Belt and small bow.
4 wiiln tulle nntT'around tho'SKirr.
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A poplin drsss has a. long train uninui-
med. Sprays of orange buds on the higri
The bridal bonnet worn when return
is usually white, though this is not ue
v;nuf nt manvoerfer a bonnet match
ing the dress in color. If white it should
hp. of roval velvet and misty blonde lace,
. ,i;ilm of ostrich tufts or marabouts,
and a cluster of wild roses or of clematis,
hiit nnver an orange flower. Ihe car
riago dress of poult do sole or of satin,
piihm- mauve or violc. has a full train
UnnncPfl with black lace. A velvet
lift en tip. n. darker shade than tho dress.
Light kid gloves. Lace colar and dia
monds. AMcFarlanoof stripped plush
for a carriage-warp. A less wealthy
bride should select a silk or an Irish pop
lin of becoming shade, with bonnet
to match, ana black yelvet polonaise that
will servo with other dresses. Pink cor
al jewelry or Byzantine mosaics.
A hahdsorao short suit is indispensable
for the stroet and for church, where a
train should never enter. There is no
prescribed color for this suit A woman
of taste does not wish her dress to pro
claim her brideship to the passingsrowd.
An economist will select a skirt of rich
material to bo worn -with her yelvet po
lonaise, and a velvet pouf of- blue or
other becoming shado in harmony with
iho skirt. "Wood -brown kid cloves or
dark maroon suffice for almost any suit
.trench kid boots bnttoned at the side.
In the spring a bride selects a gray
poplin for her traveling dress. A golden
brown or the dead-leaf shade is pre
ferred for autumn. Cloth rivals poplin
this soison. Fine woolen serge or cash
mere is less expensive. Fur is the bast
trimming for cloth, satin quillings for
poplin, serge, braid, and bullion fringe
for twilled goods. Tho outer garment is
flannel, lined or wadded. A McFarlane
of Scotch tartan serves for additional
wrapping. Tho velvet bonnet or tho
round bat of folt, and the undressed kid
gloves match the dross in color. A
Wealthy blondo of quiet tastes was re
cently married in her traveling dress of
apis-blue serge, chosen tor its unbridc
ike color that sho might escape the an
noying notoriety of a brido on a tour.
MORNING AND AFTERNOON DRESSES.
The prettiest inexpressive morning
dresses are of whito alpaca or merino in
tho Wattoau style, bordered with ruchits
of color. The! tiny breakfast cap is a
mere rosette .of Valenciennes with rib
bon, leaves and strings. Short plaid
'dresses, or merino of self-color, made
with gored skirt and wido bias flounce
and a small pelerine capo, are home
like and serviccablo. Crosscut bands.of
silk for trimming. Afternoon dresses .of
colored ptplin or of black aro mado with
demi-train and trimmed with plaid vel
vet bands and sashes. Uarplice and
Pompadour waists, with muslin chorai-
sette. A black silk over-skirt looped or
puffed, and a small boddico or bid back
and front is worn over colored dresses for
giving variety to a small wardrobe. A
velvet bodice, a sleeveless jacket of black
satin and laco, plaid sashes, and bretelles
are all graceful additions to homo dress.
The hair is arranged ma braided chig
non with a flowing crimped tress. A
yelvet band surrounds the chignon and
i3 tied with a bow on top.
EVENING DBESSES. -
The wedding dress without the vail is
worn to parties a3 a compliment to tho
hostess. Lavender, pearl, a dilicate gray,
and the light PCmpadour fawn aro trous
seau colors. Chameleon gros-grains in
these shades sbot with white and a fringe
of rose color were recently made for a
bride. The skirts have the demi-train,
fashionable for all but wedding dresses,
low round corsages filled out with lace
and tulle, or else high square corsago
and sleeves ruffled at the elbow. Neither
sashes nor panniers adorn tho skirts.which
are very full at the back. A lavender
-dress is trimmed with whito guipure laco
dotted with seed pearls and jet, headed
by white satin in fo!ds with a center
piping of tho dress silk. A wido cha
meleon, in which cuir color prevails,
has a wide Chantilly. flounco extending
up tho front to the waist with pointed re
vets of velvet of exactly tho shade of the
dress. Low corsage with bertha of yelvet
White kid boots serve with almost any
dress, and are therefore economical. A
light glove faintly tinged with color is
preferred'to pure whito.
A bride should have a liberal supply
of underclothing, yet it is scarcely wise
to provide a great profusion of garments,
to be packed away and left to turn yellow
or rotten with starch. It is safo to pro
raiso that any young lady of average in
dustry keeps herself supplied with six or
eight suits of body linen that are good
enough for " second best" in her trous
seau. The same number, newly added,
will bo quito sufficient for a daily change
if desired, and will be quite as many as
can bo well taken care of. (We saw re
cently the trousseau of a lady who i3 a
member of tho wealthiest families in tho
country. Tho additions to her wardrobe,
furnished by a New York house, consist
of eight suits of the three important
Sieces the chemises of linen, percate
rawers, and cambric gown all trim
med alike, eight flannel shirts, ten mus
lin skirts, a hair-cloth potticoat instead
of hoop3, six corset covers, six .crencn
peignoirs, and six plain musun caemibcs
oTtra "ho bruaisuit aione coat jiuu.
It is trimmed with diagonal puffs of
linen cambric, and bands of needle-work
and Valenciennes. The yoke of the
gown is lined with rose-colored silk. Tho
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hair-cloth smrt costs io. ah uie
terialsaro furnished of the best quality,
fh fit is perfect tho trimmings fine and
on sorao suits elaborate, and the sewjng
dono in the most beautiful manner ; yet,
tho bill only sums up about $500, which
is not a great deal moro than many a
careless shoppsr would pay for tho ma
A careful bride, who makes her own
outfit with the assistance of her mother
and sisters, is advised to purchase pure
linen of tho Richardson brand, wamsut
in muslin for most trarments, and tons
dale cambric for skirts and gowni. By
wav of trimming let her uso her own em
broidery, wider bands neatly stitched.
with the machine, pcarj tatting, a uuio
Rtron-r Valenciennes, and an abun
dance of tiny ruffles and puffs, not bought
rfladv-made in the present lazy lasnion,
but with rolled hems and gathers mado
by her own fingers. The thick linen
cambric sold at SI 10 a yard is fine and
iliirnhln for this DUrDOSC.
Ofcambnc handkorchieis with Droau
hems, linen collars and cuffs edgod with
lace, tucked chemissettes, and hosiery,
there should bo no stint Harper's
The English company which has just
trot from the Mexican Congress the con-
rpssinn of tho Vera Cruz and Mexico
mil wav somewhat modified from tho
terms of 18C7 is to receive a subscrip
tinn of S5C0.000 a year for the next
twentyfive years, without interest, tho
r.-inital not to bo increased beyond S27,-
000 CM without the permission of Gov-
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ernment, and the wnoto line to ue uu
iohprf hv December. 1872. This bill
awaits tho approval of Presidont J uarez,
If, at the ond of two years' running, ma
srnrlchnldera should inaKQ more mau
twelvo per cent, tha Government will
have the right to lessen the tariffs.
Tha Chicago llevublican says: "Wo
are preparing in certain sections oi our
rnnidlc extendinc city for such wide
spread conflagrations as only visit Pekin,
Constantinople ana similar iiau-uiYnu.cu
straw-built .towns. Wooden tenements,
Mrwnlv luiilt are rfoinf? up by the square
ww j ----- " r
mile. Wo can recall ono single nesi oi
thirtv-ono, all connected together and
ready to bo food for tho same lire."
Du Chaillu describes tha costumes ol
the court of an African king as follows:
" Tho king wore a dress-coat and noth-
mi e sa : nis nrst minister wore a aim
without sleeves and nothing else ; his
second minister wore a necktie and
nothing else; tho third was adorned with
a hat and nothing else ; but the queen
raripfi tha fashion by wearing an um
brella and nothing else."
While Musgrovo, tho outlaw, was being
hung by the vigilants, in Denver, ho at
tempted to escape, out met a sudden
death, being strangled with the rope al
ready around his neck.
JOTS W 'SERIES NO. 86.
the ijrjrtjscxiojr suit.
Closing: ofthe Arcnrucnt.
Tho closing argument in the case of the
citizens against the Mayer and City Coun
cil, was made yesterday by Hon. E. H,
East for defendants, and Hon. A. 8. Colyar
Mr. Eist mads an elaborate, able and
most ingenious argument He spoke of
the political feeling which naturally and
unavoidably entered into tnch a mit, and,
indeed, oat of which the lawsuit may ba
said to have had its origin. It was the
offipring of the disappointment and pts-
sionof the"ouU" againat the. "ins." He
contended. that the corporation vks not be
fore the conrt, that Hie property in ques
tion belonged to the corporation, and hence
no Receiver conld be appointed. That if a
Receivtr was appointed, the payment of
taxes would rest whollr in the disposition
Of the tax-payer, the Receiver having no
power to issue a distress warrant, and
hence that the whole city government'
would at oom collapse for Want of means.
Hs also, argued , that - the only Tray for a
suit of this kind to be brought wonld ba by
the Attorney General, in' the name of the
State; that the.' city officers wero not
trustees for the citizens, but for the State,
and that the State, and not the citizens,
.was the beneficiary under the trust We
only attempt to give some of the leading
points made by Mr. East, and regret not
Being able to present a fuller report to our
Col. A. S. Colyar followed in a speech of
considerable length. He said the bill and
answer both being before the courtl must
be examined together. The bill was filed
under section 3409 of the Code, but for the
purposes of this application section 3410
was mainly relied on, though the features
ofthe bill conld be sustained by either
section. Under the provisions of this
chapter an action lies to bring the direc
tors, officers and managers of a corporation
. . !-.!. Jf 1
lo an acconni ior me disposition anu mau-i
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n7pmpnt nf nrnnprlv i n ( rn.l on fn thpir (-rp I
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and lo remove such officers on proof of I
misconduct and to Drevent malversation,
peculation and waste, and to set aside and
restrain improper alienation of funds, and
to secure ihcm for the benefit of those in
terested, and generally to compel faithfuL
performance of duty.
He look the position that by section
3417, the court is authorized upon the
filing of tho bill properly verified in all
proper cases to grant attachments and in
junctions, and appoint Receivers to effect
the ends of justice, and to make all such
orders, rules and decrees according to the
practice of a Court of Chancery, aa may
be necessary to accomplish the object had
He said that the answer with a flourish
of trumpet, makes much show of denial.
It was wordy, sarcastic and political iu its
feature-. He regarded the appointment
of a Receiver lo save (he city from
ruin as the great feature of the
bill. It had been contended that we
must have the authority of the Attor
ney General, and that the bill could not be
maintained. He was willing to put the
case upon the ground that no authority
was required. Section 3413 of the Cod
does not leave roosa for donbt. After pro
viding for the call, when the suit is brought
by the Attorney General, and when he in
stitules it ; the next section is, the suit may
also.be brought ou ihe relation of any
private person. Mr. Colyar then referred
at some length to the power ofthe court to
grant relief, and the position assutried by
tha defendants that a municipal corpora.
lion has enough sovereignty to be out
of the reach of the courts. He said
that the position taken was strange
doctrine in Tennessee. He then quoted
from the authorities to show that the Su
preme Court did not agree to such 2
It had been earnestly insisted lhat upon
general principles the courts could not can
trol or -supervise in any 'respect these mu
nicipal corporations,- Mr. Baiter hid said
lhat the State can wipe out such corpora
lions and take their property, and that the
citizens have no interest ia the property
or effects of the city or town which gives
them a right to sue; that the officers of a
municipal corporation are not trustees ; and
we are defiantly asked to point ont a tingle
instance where the courts have under
taken to remove such officers. The fail
ure to find authority for doing it at com
mon law, would not impair an unequivo
cal risht riven bv statute. He waS
prepared to show lhat Ibis statute was not
a departure from well settled principles of
the common law. One of the powers of a
corporation haa always been to remove oria
ef its members. He quoted from the books
to show that an officer can be removed by
the body for something dono since hi
election or appointment. For any defect
of original qualification the remedy is by
ouo warranto. After quoting liberally to
sustain his position, he s;id :
These authoriliei are to the same effect,
the Eoelish cases, that if the office is filled
by a de facto officer, he mut be removed by
quo warranto belore a manuauiu can issur,
and they are cases ot municipal corpora
Now neither a ouo warranto noran infor
mation in the nature of a quo warranto, u
in force in Tenne.wee. They are obiolete,
and the bill in Chancery has been substi
tuted because of its superior util
itr in pre-
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ventinc an iniurv. See SI. and
see abn 2 ITumnh.. 432.
iNow the oreenant question is 11 me
courts in Enzland bv mandamus com
veiled a corporation to remove a Mayor
01 a citr or town, or to replace ntm wnen
he was wrongfully removed, does not this
establish the jnrud.ctiop, the power of the
de facto Mayor, Alderman or Councilman
in omce, he nau to os removeu uy
warranto, before the lawful Mayor
could be put in, and the bill of equity ha
bsn submitted lor the quo warramo 111
Tpnnpsiee. u not the question settled I
And is not this statute the embodiment
of well-settled principles of ihe common
i Col. Colvar then referred at length to
fhe answer of the bill, and iU denials in
regard to the want of quslification, Ihe
department, the issuance of
bonds, checks, etc.
w ,.ip fxtlnwc
from the concluding portion of hia ar-j
The bill charges lhat by the mismanage
ment, recklessness and bad faith of theie
tis facto officers, the finaneial condition of
the city is most precarious ; iui. mopiup
erly of the corporation is all under execu
tion; that large judgments are cuumauuj
being rendered; that the said de facto
officers have no credit, and that they can
not raise money except Dy silling tne
checks ordue-bilis of tho corporation, or
by hypothecating tbem. lhat these cnecics
have been and ara being issued directly to
the Finance Committee, who do sell and
hypothecate them. That in one instance
from $50 to 100,000 have been sold or
hypothecated to tha "Peopled uant" very
recently, and that tha Peopled Bank,
whose principal omcer, nowever, wa
pi5rman of the Finance Committee, has
made over $50,000 of usury by buying
H.pum check, and that the Finance Com
mittppA hava nersistentlv refused to let ihe
people know whit is being done with their
And that thev hava been upheld
and aided by the Mayor in the fraudulent
use of the people's' money. '
And specific interrogations are put to
Ogden, Allen and the Mayor.
. We ask, how many check have been
issued? How many in payment ofdebU,
and how many to the Finance Committee?
How many checks this committee or
these committees, have sold or hypotheca
ted, and at what rate?
Are these questions that should ba an
swered? Are they not eminently proper
in a court of Chancery? Is not an im
mediate response a right which any
suitor might expect and demand?
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nov nave tnese peruneni aau prcguauk
questions been answered? Just aa the
question about the bonds is.
Ihesanswer is, that such troublesome
questions cannot be answered. Can t do
the labor. Will make a showing if po
litely called on. No answer is given as to
how many or what amount of checks haa
been issued to the Finance Committee. It
is said that since September of this year,
oo checks have been said by this commit
tee, that checks have been hypothecated,
no agreement to take usury, bat the qnes
tion how many checks vera hypothecated
and how much money was received, Air.
Aldsn and Mr. Allen positively refuse to
answer, and Mr. Ogden and. the bank de
cline to answer at all.
If this case was in court instead of be
ing at chancerv. I should demand an an
swer tff thesa'interroeations, an3iT not an'
swered forthwith, I should move to have
the defendants imprisoned, for contempt.
The answer sets up that a committee ex
amined tha books a committee of citizens
Judge Whitworib, Judge Glenn and
Cheatham and thw report is paradtd aa a
justification. This is unfortunate tor the
defendants. This reporcshowa that $0,wv
of checki went into the hands of the Fi
nance Committee, and that the piruea pos
itively refused to show what had been
done with them, or what was got far them.
It also shows that the city had lost an item
of $03,000, discount on checks sold by tha
Finance committee; this report shows
that the parties refused to maka a showing
until Matt Brown's administration made a
showing; thereupon the Finance Commit
tee of that administration offered to ap
point a committee to see who was in the
wronir: this was declined. The corres
pondence, as well as the full report referred
to in the answer, is here shown
Now, how does tha case stand? These
former committees receive large sums from
the sale and hypothecation of bonds and
checks, they fail to make any report; a
committee of gentlemea go and ask them "
what they have done with 5n,W oi eneexs
what discount waa how much was re
ceived on them thev answer we will tell
you when the Matt Brown administration
tell what they did. A. committee is ai
once proposed by the litter, they say no.
we have done all we are going to do. A
bill is filed, and thev are asked to tell
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upon oath how many checks they got and
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now mucu money mey receiycu ujuu iut
checks, and they say in the answer that
they will not tell, aad we are told by
counsel vehemently, that this ia a political
laweuit; that people had better have some,
sense and be quiet, and not butt out their
brains like goats.
When we come to a high turi 01
Chancery and ask for the poor boon of
knowing what became of our money; when
we act in we name 01 ngu auu
that we be protected from inevitable bank
ruptcy and ruin, we are told by our
friends, lhat we must not make fools of
ourselves; lhat we ought to have some
sense and quietly submit to whatever
may come. And we are told we ought
not to be heard in court; lhat we ate
simply waring on the franchise law, and
that wa ought, as good citmns, to aeep
out of fcconrL Sir, we are not here to
complain ofthe franchise law, and to have
it thrown at us in the court-home is un
kind. It is true we ara helplrs?, but this
helplessness is the reason why a Chancery
Court will be inclined to protect us and
sea tint we are not robbed ; thi) is all wa
At the conclusion ofthe argument, iliJ
Hocor, Judge Shakltrord, announced
thathe would render his opinion on Mon
day morniog at 10 o'clock, when the court
Another Sad Warnlnsr Acnlnat Unity
Xti La rural.
Correspondence of tho Cincinnati Enquirer.
New Orleans, Nov.
-A most esti
mable lady, named Mrs. Crane, whose
husband is a book-keeper in Flemming
& Co.'s drug store, on Magazine street,
in this city, died very suuueniy jast Juiy,
of what wad pronounced sun-stroke.
Sho was a school teacher in one of cur
most popular public schools, and resided,
if I am not mistaken, on Dryades street
It was in.the afternoon, after school was
out, that she went to visit a neighbor on
Felicity street, and just as she entered
her friend's houdc, she fell insensible to
the floor and expired, to all appearance,
in about two minutes, a doctor pro
nouncing it sun'stroke. Hor body was
interred the next day, at about 10 o'clock,
and hermoUier, an old lady about fifty
yeaM of age, and her husband and ono
little son, went name airnuat uruuu
hearted, and havo since been nearly dis
traded, being at times unable to sleep,
and, in 'fact, leadim; a most miserable
and disconsolate life, anA well thay
might, as the sequel will show, had they
known what may nau none. v en, one
night last week tba mothor, after
passing a moat distressing day,
1 .. p . 1 . 1.1 1 .1 t
fell asleep lata at nigni anu ureameu tiiui.
their daughter had been buried alive.
Sho jumped up in a frantic state and
rushed to her aon in-law 3 cnnniuer, cry
ing, "My daughter is buried alivol
Oh, my daughter is buried alivo I What
shall I do 1 To sleep any more that
night was out of the question, sho still
crying that her daughter was buried
alive, whenever gor son-in-iuw
try to quiet her. At length tho propo.
sition was made to havo the body disin
terred, just to satisfy her. So, early the
next morning tna grave was opeueu auu
tha ooffin raised. Oh, what a horrible
sight met their view I Pen is powerless
toportray tho scctfe which followed. Tho
Iwdy which had been placed in a metal
lic cornn, was turncu over, um giiwa cu
ering the face was broken to atoms, tho
ends of her fingers being beaten and.
battered all to pieces, her hair torn out
in haiidfulls, and her shroud torn in
many places all presenting the appear
ance of one of tho most desperate strug
gles to free herself from her terrible mia-
I havo not seen this affair mentioned in
any of our city papers, but as far as the"
truth of the matter is concerned, I can
rnnp.h for its havinz occurred, as I have
;t rrom parties intimately connected with
the unfortunate family, and whoso verac
ity I cannot doubt ihe tiuabanu ana
mother, it is now said, are almost entirely
bereft of their reason, and it is feared
they will go permanently deranged . and,
indeed, they havejsuffieient reason.
rut r i .1.1 L-nnnthd iMfnintt fn nil
d h; (b uncertainty of death
erally conceded Dy pnysiciana m-aus
long as there is a possibility of returning
life tho body will not show any signs oi
decomposition. Therefore, in warm
weather, when a body doosnot commenca
to decompose immediately it is a snro
sign that the life has not left it, and the
body should not ba buried.
The San Francisco Bulletin says the
cash appraisement of damages in those
portions of tho city most affected by tho
' . 1 T 1 . 1
recent earthquake does not exceed
i . . - . . .,-
! IXH) in round numoers, wniio mo musk
liberal estimate that can reasonably bo
mods for miscellaneous minor damages,
not specially reported, will not make tho
grand total for tho whola city and county
exceed ioau.uw or fiw,vw.
General Prim, in reply to an applica
tion for permission to return to pain,
made to him by three refugees on ac
count of religion, i3 reported to havo
said : "From this day' forth thoro shall
be liberty in our country real liberty ;
every man shall ba master of his own
conscience, and shali profess tho faith
which seems best in his own eyes."
The nomination of Mr.. O'Connor for
-member of Parliament fiom Sligo county
was seconded by Rev. Mr. Conway, a
Catholic Priest, of Dublin, who, in his
speech on the occasion, dcclarod that the
Fenians in America wero stronger in
numbers, organization and armament than
ever, and, should the rights of Ireland be
withheld, they would act at once, and, on
landing, all Ireland"would join them.