Newspaper Page Text
TIIK BUSINESS OF OEOUGIA Kfe-
World Makes a Startlim
Auotlier Bruising Match in In
Something Further from ;Arkan
"sus Troubles. '
Georgia UceouNlructioti Coiijjrct
atonal Tribute to Ttintl. Slovens;
Washington, Dec. TiV-J. E. Bryant,
Chairman 01 the Ueoreia liepuulican Com
uiittee, is opposed to any measure which
will again throw ueorgia under military
The death of Mr. Steven, of Pennsyl
vania, was announced in the House by Mr.
Dickey. A largo audience wasin .the
KlleritM. Speeches were made by:JJcu.
Kelley, Wood, Broomall, Dickey, Poland,
Alorehead, ilaynan!, Ashley of Ohio,
Miller, Farnsworlh, Conlz, Donnelly, Cook,
Woodward, Kobinson, Lawrence, "and
By direction of the President, Maj. Gen.
Howard is honorably mustered out 1)f the
service ol the United btates as Major Uen
eral of volunteer?, to take effect on the 1st
of January. Gen. Howard consequently
rails hack to his rank 01 Jirigadier Ueneral
in tiie regular array 10 which ne was ap
pointed on December 21, 1SC4.
Maj. Gen. Meade was at the War De
partment this morning. He leaves Wash
ington to-night lor Philadelphia.
Gov. Bullock having been summoned
btfore the 'Reconstruction Committee of
the House, and requested to give bis opin
ion as to the mode ol overcoming iu dif-
ticulliei in Georgia, recommended there
should be literal extcution of reconstruc
tion, which rcqniie.4 the primitive oicini-
zation of the State Legislature to be made
by the admission of those who could take
the test oath or been relieved of disabili
ties y uougtefH. 11114 course would re
store the colored men to seats without
special legislation, and place the legisla
tive department in loyal men's hands.
After the adoption of such fundamental
conditions precedentto the State's admis
sion to the Onion, all members eligible
un'der State constitution and fourteenth
amendment would be admitted to seats
and no further action by Congress neces
sary. To-morrow will . be the motion day in
Congress. The Senate committee on In
dian adairs, at its meeting to-day consider
ed the floure bill proposing to restore the
Iudian buteau to the War Department.
It is slid the committee are not in favor of
the measure and propose to increase the
ower of the Bureau by expanding the de
partment, its head to have a seat In the
Mr. Menard to-day received his certifi
cate from Gov. Warmonth as a member
elect from Louisiana. It will be presented
in the House tomorrow. Several papers
will also be presented in behalf of Col.
Hunt who contest Menard's right lo a
Tbc Legitl 'lender Act ItWcavory of
n Hornet's Aesl.
Niv Yowk, Dec- 17. A dsipatch from
a member of Congress says : It is con
eidered certain that the Supreme Court will
htlirm the constitutionality of the legal
lender act, and a decision will be rendered
within two or three weeks.
The World to-day devotes several
columns lo what it calls, systematic, and In
the Aggregate stupenduons swindling prac
ticed by retail grocers and provision
dealers on their untomera In this city,
by means of false weights and measures.
It says its results of testa are fairly steal
ing. It is estimated that the los-i to the
consumer by false weighti and adultera
tion is full.) 15 per cent. The ono million
people on this Island, counting all classes,
consume an average value of food amount
ing to one dollar daily for each person,
licit and p.;or. This is an aggregate of
7,000,000 a dav, and S3Gd,000,000 a yeir,
to that with this five per cent, of cheating.
the people are actually swindled out of
$54,000,000 every year in their parchace-i
of food. This gigantic swindling has been
most heavy upon theHXr, who make their
purchases in small quantities, and are
t heated the most. Tiie smallest dealers
Hie the greatest swindler, and retail dealers
as a i liv.
nri on I hCHiw of it CondeniueU Man.
IticiiMoNP, Dec. 17. Gov. Welles this
morning respited Peter Phillips, who was
to have been hanged for murder on Friday,
until Feb. 15, at which time the habeas
corpus ispucd by Judge Underwood, of the
Ui.ittd Slates Diftrict Court, in his case, is
to be returned. The gallows was being
erected, lha .Vlierill having determined to
disregard the halteas corpus, and hang the
pi i toner, unlets respited by.the Governor.
A Uoveriiiurut Nelzuro of Tubacoo.
New Okleans, Dec. 17. A quantity of
tobacco, numbering about S00 boxes, and
variously estimated in value from $10,000
to $15,000 was Ftized yesterday evening in
a number of the most respectable tobacco
establishments of the city. Cause al
leged, revenue frauds. Guards were placed
over the tobacco to prevent its removal.
The seizure was made at the instance of
Mr. Creecy. the new assessor.
The Peruvian Consul er nted teleise
on contracts to those eeamen on Steamer
Havana who desired it, and legal proced
ings were suopended.
A I-ABA 314.
Legislation on Debts A 111k Purchase
by the Wills Valley Itnllroad.
Montgomery, Dec. 17. Bills' passed
both Houses opening judgments granted
by any court-) in this State ou debts con
tracted before the 25th ol May, 18G5.
A bill allowing the statute of limitations
to remain during the war, also become a
law. The effect of the biil is to wipe out
all debts btforit the war, or six ) ears be
fore its passage. .
The Legislature wili pi.ibably adjourn
The Southwest and Northeast railroad
was sold to-day for $318,000. It was
purchased by John Stanton, of -Boston, in
the interest of the Wills Valley railroad.
To-day the stockholders or a railroad to
tun from Chattanooga to Meridian, elected
D. Stanton, of Boston, President, and
ex-Gov. Pallon, Vice President.
The House has parsed a bill, applying
tbc II or 3 per cent, bonds of the State to
the road from Decatur to Montgomery. It
will probably paw the Senate.
The House is discussing the revenue
bill. No signs of adjournment.
Coiiflnstoii ol I.t. Uov. Glcnsou's'Caso.
Taixahassk, Dec. 17. Iu the Supreme
Court yesterday, Lieut. Gov. Gleason fdtd
a AYrit of error, end asked the Chief Jus
tice lo sign a ci.anon, which was ufuMnl.
Gleason Irfi for Washington last night
on businos, Mippo-il be the placing of
his cuc be!i re the U. P. Supreme Couii,
by gtttinc the Mgnalnre ol an Associate
Justice to the citation.
The State Court adjourned till next
The Cottar .tlj llexorl Tb Militiii Com
iiiniulrr. MEJtnils, Die. 17. The Appeal's Dn
vall'a Blufl, Arkansas spcial ol this after
noon, nays that wh.n the Evening Slar left
Augusta, late ytelerday eveniug, tome
firing on the militia pickets hid occurred,
in which one pirlel was killed and anoth
er wounded. Citizens of Jackeonorl have
irnrie Ini-toii outsiders from attacking Liv
ham. who has prisoners in the Hough
block with iKiwder uuderncalh and threat
ens to blow it up il attacked Col. D. C
Cross arrived bete to-day, hiving been
compelled to leave home io Cmss county,
the militia Inieatening to nang mm u cap
. , . , -u i ;i . rr-z--r. . . , .. ... ,'-t - - - ' . ' - ' V VM '-'T .'-pr - - - -. ? . 1 . ,.',,", i
ESTABLISHED M3LRCH 30; 1835.
PRIZE HI KG.
t'ifftit. Between Bnssy ,aBil McAIplnc.
Omci.00. Dec 17. The nrir.e fierht be
tween Fred. Bossy, of Chicago, and Tho.
Ale Alpine, of Detroit, for $500 aside, cime
off to-day, just over the State line, in In-
diaoa The cronnd selected for the ex-
hibition wan between Lansing and Joliet.
crossing by the Columbus and Indiana
Central railroad. Being unable to charter
JMPcctalJrain of any company, the bruis
ers and their friends were compelled to
leave' by the' regular passenger train at
10:45 A. M. About two hundred admirers
of the manlr art took na.aire oti the train
f 'Th'ei'Gslitfcommenced at one o'clocir
perry Donovan and Denny Mono!) an sVc
bnded McAlnine. Ed. Burnrand Recso
seconded Bussy. Dick Holliwoodj, re
feree. and James Ward, time-keebef.
mi j' 1 o 1 i. . . 1 . &
mere were seventy-nve rounas lotrgtit, 01
.wtucli AlcAliiine was down seventv-four.
AIcAlpine wai terribly whipped. lie had,
Jo be held up, aa iie could scarcely eland id
the seventy -h'fih round. While ihey were
uown on llieir Knees Uussv struck a.toul
blow, and so lost the fieht. although he
.vras as fresh as when he steDned into the
mother match was 'made ror a tursf.
Jjetween Harry Smith and StiA, and im;
tnediately fought, which Stark woo iu five
1 ' 't
? FOREIGN. I
New York. Dtc. 17. The Herald's
special from Berlin of the 16th eavs the
Prussian interest being strong in favor ol
Inatnlainini; European peace, the eovern-
uent has endeavored to induce Greece lo
comply with the demand of Turkey so fa'r
As.ttie oemandd are rounded upon interna
A special from Pesth to the lGlh says in-
teuiecnce irom lransvlvama states thai
j .n . . . .
toreign emissaries were recently detected
tampering wilu Koumanian soldiers. They
were well supplied Willi money, and were
working in the interest of Rnssia.
A special fiom fat. Petersburg of the ICth
says it is oflicially Hated that the designs
,.t t.: -1 n . -.i r. -
u jwuoj.a iu wuirii auu are not wun me
view of the extension of territory, -but fr
the purpose of strengthening the late treaty
with the .bmperor of Bokhara and se
curing a more permanent peace.
London. Dec. 16. Telezrams from In
dia report earthquakes and famine.
Cabinet Appointment The Irews on
Minister Johnson's DewiimlN.
London, Dec; 17. Mr. Bricht has ac
cepted the position in the cabinet as Presi
dent of the Board of Trade, and Mr. Lay-
ard lias been appointed Commissioner of
The Times sits Reverdy Johnsou's as
surance that the Alabama negotiations are
closed, mmt be accepted, though with sur
prise. He increases his demand after Lord
Stanly had surrendcied all that could be
abandoned honorably. It regrets that so
much has been made public about the nego
The Telegraph thinks Mr. Johnson
would have fared better had he been less
anxious for peace.
the btandard asks if Radical z for
American interests will continue iu the
Lord Clarendons roreicn Secretary's
telegram from the East slates that an en
gagement has occurred between the Greek
steamer Erosis, and a Turkish cruiser No
particulars of the fight are given.
Close of Ilio Insurrection at Cadiz
Conduct of the American Consul.
New YortK, Dec 17. Dispatches from
Ctdiz, dated the 10th, were detained iu
Iheir trausmission. They fully describe the
situation of afhtira at that time, and state
that the government troops were badly
beaten in an encounter with the iusurgents.
While, the fight w&a nrmrreMintf.i CauL
Farrell. the American Consul, mounted
the barricades in uniform, and holding the
American Hag in hand, called upon both
parlies lo Jtop the struggle and put an end
to bloodshed. The fight was shortly after
brought to a close and hostilities ceased.
Numerous buildings throughout the city
bear evidences of the struggle. The
City Hall was badly shattered by can- .
non shots, and vessels in the bay
filled with people departing. The
government troop?, it is reported, were
guilty of excesses and plundered some
of the deserted houses. A number of
English and American tourists were ar
rested by the military authorities, but re
leased through the interposition of the
American Consul, and on their release
were forwarded to the Consul's private
residence, which was the resort of people
of all nationalities seeking protection.
The insurgents loudly proclaimed in favor
of a republic, and cheered loudly for
America. They also declared if the city
was bombarded they would ask that couii
try to be annexed to the United States.
The Herald V special from Madrid, on
the ICth, says Senor Naverra has bceu ap
pointed Minister to luikey.
MA pit 1 1), Die 17. Rumors iu regard
to difficulties among members of the pro
visional government are pronounced false
The recent Cabinet it is believed, will
remain uulil the meetmir ol luellorlez.
Cauiz, Dec. 17. City Iraniiuil, and re
cent fugitives are returning to their homes
JIUbchnvlor of Insurrectionists Ar
rival of Suimltu Troops.
Havana, Dec, 17. The Diario. which
is strongly in the Spanish interest, says
that within the jurisdiction of Santiago de
Cuba this year, no crops have been gath
ered. The insurrectionists carry off coQee
as fist as it ripers, and feed sugar cane to
The steam transports expecteJ with re
inforcements from Spain, arrived to-day.
The Spaniards since their arrival feel more
confident that the revolution will speedily
The Diario publishes accounts of the
mieery prevailing in Santiago de Cubs,
which it says are heart-rending, and which
ever party wins, it is certain that the pros-
perity 01 me eastern ueparimeni is ruined
for years to come.
The account of the capture of Cahre by
the revolutionists published in the New
York journals is untrue
The Diario tys the-volunteers at San
tiago de Cubt a.-k that arms be given iheru
immediately, so that they may be led
against the revolutionists.
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT.
Port Jkbvis, N. Y , Dec. 1? Ca'tbolic
church here burned yesterday.
Boston, Dec. 17. R. II. Dana hV BUed
the Mayor and Aldermen of Caiiridce
lor jiiuuu damages, ior erasing ins tne.
from the voting lists ut the late fkctuVj
Baltimore, Dec. 17. -I)r. J. 11
bon, ol lharlolle, X. t ., died hero jeslt-r-
day, aged 4. lie was tho f-tther of Gen,
Gihbou of the I'. S. Army. v
Philadelphia, Dtc. 17 Tiial ofh,
Twichelsfor the murder of Mrs. Hill i,.
rouuiieiiivu mis imii iiuiK, junsci r
Mr. Twichtll claimed reparale tnal wh
was allowed, ami the trial of Mr. Twichtll
UHICAUO, unc. J i. j sptciai iroin
Omaha to the Tribune says that last night
J. A. Whitehead, Clerk la Ihe Union l'a
cific Railroad Freight Office at Omaha
while at Cheyenne, was robbed ol 39,000
while on his way from the depot to Weles,
Fargo & Co.'h office 1 he robbery wa.t
perpetrated by three men who held a
pistol to Whitehead' head, and walking
him out on the prairie half a mile distant
tied and gagged him.
IV.iLADELPiiiA, D-c. 17. Bonds bear
ing date from the 1 GiU iust. weie issued
from the Treasury D.-paitiuenl to-day to
the Union Pacific railrond, amounting lo
IC-10 000. The custom receipts from De
cember 7 to 12 inclusive $2,1C',5S0.
Colpmiiia, S. C- Dec. 17. In the legis
lature to-day, a resolution was introduced
authorizing the Governor to arm and
equip one hundred men as a recerve force,
to send to any county wheie acts of lawless
ness are committed, the expense to be paid
by a special tax on such county.
lrocecilIn!rs in Hie Senate.
WAsniKOTOir, Dec 17. Mr. Bhcrman
hud the journal corrected to, read thai the
finance Committee yesteruay reponcu- iu
favor of laying Edmunds' resolution on .the
Mc. Sumner presented a pennon itom
members of the bar of Alisaissippi mat tiie
United States Court may hereafter fit, at
Vicksbnrg; Referred to the Judiciary
Mr..McCrearr subniuted,a.reolution to
I sicned to protect the rights of minorities,
amenu me clause 01 uiu ,cuusui.uuuu.uc-
- , . i . - r . i .1 '
I Mr- Sherman, from the Finance Com
mi ttee, reported a bill to, internet the act
imposing tax upon spirits, tobacco, eta, by
extending Ihe lime lor amxing etampi to
the 15th of Febrnarv. which passed.
The House bill retnovinK political Mis'-
abilities from citizecs of South Carolina
elected to Slate office, pawed.
Mr. Pomeroy introduced a joint resolu
tion providing that all men who volun
teered lo erve as Boldiers' or cooks for
three years or during the war, and were
honorably discharged, shall receive the
same additional bounty as other soldjera
under Ihe act of July 28, lbbo, and the
acts amendatory thereto, notwithstanding
they may have been on the rolls as slaves.
Referred to Committee' on Military Af
On motion of Mr. Sumner, the Senate
took uo ioint resolution of sympathy with
the people of bpaia in their etlorls to
establish a new order" of things.
Mr. Thayer moved an amendment, sub
Rtilutinc for Ihe last quoted words a re-
form of covernment."
Before the vote' could U4 taken, the
"morning hour expired, and the Senate, re
sumed the consideration of Ihe resolution
reported by the Finance Committee Uisap-
nm.inir iti Prtwmlpni'a financial recom'-
Mr. Dixon moved to amend the resolu
tion, by stating that Congre3a agrees with
the President that our national credit
should be sacredly observed, The,amend
ment was lost.
The resolution as reported by the com
mittee was then adopted 43 syes, 0
Mr. Trumbull introduced a bill to pro
vide for giving effect to the treaty stipula
tion, between ibis and foreign govern
ments, for the extradition of criminals,
which was referred. It provides that
whenever any person shall be delivered by
a foreign government to an agent of the
United States, for .the purpose of being
brought within the United Slates and tried
for a crime of which be is accused, the
President of the United States shall have i
the power to, take all necessary measures
for the transportation and cafe-keeping of
such accused peryn, and his protection
agaicBt lawlessness and violence.
Mr. Gonklin oliereds resolution request
ing the President to communicate any in
formation in his posession concerning the
exercise, by the United States Consuls .in
Japan, of judicial powers in cases ariting
between American citizens and citizens of
foreien countries other than Japan, and to
state under what authority such powers bad
been exercised ; also what further legisla
tion is necessary for the better protection of
the rights of Americans in Japan, which
NEWS OP THE DAY.
Seven thousand dollars wero appro -
piiated by the City Council of SL, Louis
last Tuesday, for tho benefit ot the poor.
The.Times. JTerahl&uA Tribune all
agree that commercial affairs aro not like
ly to bo disturbed by any decision of tho
Supreme Court respecting tbologal-ten-
Messrs. Shandlevs, of Canada, have
taken the contract for completing lloosac
tunnel, and deposited the $500,000 se
curity with tho Governor of Massachu
Ben Butler has presented the. memo
rial of Blanton Duncan, of Kentucky, to
the House praying to be relieved under
the conficatiou acts, which was referred
to the Judiciary Committee.
The stoppage of of the works of Mc
Kay, Adams & Co., tho ship-builders of
East Boston, on account of financial em
barrassments, throws several hundred
mechanics ouc of employment.
Tho World comes to the defense of
August Belmont, and denies that he has
any pecuniary interest in that paper, or
that ho was in the least lUKOwarm uunng
the recent contest, or in any way disloyal
to tho DShiocratic paaty.
Tho Congressional Committee on Roads
and Canals have commenced to examine
skillful engineers, under oath, in relation
to tho erection ol bridges across mo unio
river, so that they may bo able to de
cide on tho width of span to- be fixed in
the pending bill.
A disftatch from Marquette, Michigan,
reports tho explosion of a boiler connect
ed with the skating rink there, and in-"
st&ntlv killing Mr. Lamore, the proprie
tor, George Budges, engineer, and two
men named Elmer Alfred and A. M.
Mr. Jame3 D. Lehmer, of Cincinnati,
has received a dispatch rom Philadelphia,
stating that the remains claimed as Mrs.
Thompson, recovered Irom the wrecK ot
the steamer United States, wero fully ro-
cognized on their arrival at Philadelphia
as those of Miss Grace Fah'nestock.
It is said in Washington that tho Sen
ate Foreign Affairs Committee will re
port adversely on tho nomination ol Uol
lector Smythe for the Russian mission,
and the indications of the rejection of
Alox. Cummings to be Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, as equally as posN
Mr. Golladay, of Kentucky, one of tho
sufferers of tho Ohio river disaster, has
offered a resolution in Congress directing
the Committee on Commerce to inquire
what further legislation, if any. is neces
sary to protect passongera on steamboats
and also to report a bill prohibiting pas
senger steamboats from carrying pe
The movement for the separation of
the Upper Peninsula from the Stato of
Michigan and tno organization ot a new
Stato is again being agitated. A delegate
convention of tho counties of tho Upper
Peninsula to consider tho subject has
been called at Houghton, on tho 21st
Miss Kate Fisher, the actress, mado a
narrow escape from death by poison, in
Pittsburgh, on Monday. She swallowed
a considerable quantity of tincture of
arnica, mistaking it for a cough mixture,
as both were on tho mantel in tho room.
Proper antidotes were at onco adminis-.
Ltered, which counteracted tho effects of
Senator Henderson cays that Congress
is responsible for the present Indian difli
cultics; and that if tho House had passed
his appropriation bill any time before
May last, tho time agreed upon by tho
Indians and tho Peace Commission for
the settlement of the annuities, etc., there
would have been peace on the plains af
terward. There is somo talk in Washington and
New Yoik about Mr. Jonn W. Ellis,
President of the First Jsational Bank of
Cincinnati, for Secretary of the Treasury.
i is olaimed that he is a very competent
inn, and that he is from tho right section
of ie country for the peace of tho Treasu
ry iepartment, and that he has friends ol
greaijnfluence, while Grant's disposition
win r to appoint to that oluce a businc-s
man, i ther than n politician.
Tho tal loss of life on tho lakes durirg
the past iason was 331, which is larger
than last yar by 12(. Among the casu
alties of tl, year wero the loss of tl.e
Seabiid, senntytwo lives ; Gov. Cush
inan, twelve .vc3 ; Morning Star, twenty
threo lives ; '"Jippocampus, twenty-six
lives ; ten meL forming tho entire crew
of the schooncrPersian ; propeller Per
severance, fourtea jives ; eight men, be
ing tho entire cro 0f the schooner Traveler.
Nashville, Dec 17, 1863. The senate
met to-day at 10 A. ir., Speaker Senter In
the chair, ana twenty memoers preieni
Mr Mr. Parker: A bill providinc: for
the sale of Ihe Nashville and NJorthweslern
railroad. Pasted first, reading-ana re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee;
By Mr. Lyle: A.n act irr relation 4.o.
revenue collectors and tar lists. The
bill authorizes all far collectors who,
were in office in 1SG0 or 186L to exercise
tho privileges and duties of tax collectors
in regard to any lax list in their hands
previous to iuo late war ir eignieen
months after the passage of this act. The
County Court of any county in this Stato
may, within twelve montni alter the pas
sace of this' act, release taxes assessed for
the county and State on any species of
property on which Ihe taxes have not
been paid, and which the tax collector has
been prevented irom collecting by the at
tempted secession of the State, when ilia
made to appear to their satisfaction that
Ihe same has not been collected, and coujd
not be, from the fact of the attempted se
cession of this State, or from any other
cause originating from the late civil wr,
and a certificate copy ot such release, un
der the sicnature of the clerk of said
court, shall be the evidence on which the
Comptroller of the State shall settle with
such tax collector lor the years IsbU and
1861. Passed first resding.acd leferred to
15y Mr. McCall: An act to repeal an
act, known as an act lo limit the elective
r : 1 T : r -roz-r i 1 '
iraucuise, pasatu iiuuo u, jou j. anu.aiso.an
amendatory act passed May 3, 1866. Passed
first reading, and referred to Judiciary
SENATE 'BILLS ON THIRD REAM NO.'
No. 40, To amend the charter cf the
town of Columbia, Passed.
HOUSE BILLS ON TIIIttI READING.
No. 334, Tor the benefit of Ensley Wil-
more, late bheriil of Jackson county.
Laid on the table.
No. 420. To incorporate" the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of Bristol. Passed. .
No. 426, To incorporate the Cumberland
Countv Lumber Manufacturing Comnanr.
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND HEADING.
No. 591, Creatine a Board of Commis-
bioners in Hickman codniy, was taken up
and after some discussion was rejected
ayes 6, noes 7.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION. !
No. 268, Appointing a committee to con
fer with the lessees of the Penitentiary and
determine upon some plan by which the
expenses of the prison cotlid La lessened.-
'Adopted, and Mr. Wisener was, appointed
J)n the part of the Senate. ' . '
HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND RIADINOi -
No. 291,, To authorize the construction
of the Norfolk and Great Western railroad,
through the limits of this State. -Passed.'
.No. 6o0, Granting aid to certain turn-1
pike companies in ihe State. Passed. ,
ISO. Authorizing Stewart cauntv to
issue county bonds for -the purpose of re
building the courthouse. , ,
MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER. ;
Mr. Frierson entered a motion to recon
sider the vote rejecting Mr. Robinson as)
one of the directors of the penitentiary.'
Mr, Elliott iuo'ved lo take the motion up
for consideration. Lost.
Mr. Aldridge entered a motion to re
consider the vote rejecting Home bill No.
Motions were entered b Messrs. Al
dridge and Lindsley lo reconsider the vote
confirming Messrs. Shane aod Murrell
directors of ihe penitentiary.
Adjourued till to-morrow nun;iuK' at 10
. - i ,; rr. i
iiousi:. The House was called lo order at 10
o'clock a. M., Sneaker Richards in the
By Mr. Cordell ; A resolution tlut the
Sergeant-al Arms be instructed to have the
daily papers subscribed for by members
discontinued ddring the recess.
jur. onepneru onerea an amenumeiii,
which was adopted, that the papers be sent
lo the address of the members.
The resolution as amended was then
By Mr. Anderson : A lull to prevent un
necessary indictments. Passed first rcad-
ng and referred to the Uommittee on Judi
Mr. lhomburg, of Grainger, presented
petition from citizens of Jefferson
County, against the repeal of the free-
By Mr. Mynalt: A bill to establish a
hospital at Knoxville. Passed and re
ferred to the Committee on Incorporation?.
Ry Mr. Woodcock: Kesolulion lbat the
thanks of the House are due' and 'are
hereby tendered to G. Wi Blackburn,
Comptroller of the Senate, for the satisfac
tory manner in which be effected the pay
ment of our last July interest, and for his
nergetic efforts in furnishing the House
wilh. clear and competent reports of the
present financial condition of the State.
JV motion having been made to take up
the resolution, Mr. Woodcock said that, he
wished to have the resolution considered in
a full House, and he did not therefore wish
it to beaded upon until after the holi
Mr. Uagle called up House bill Unquali
fying habitual drunkards from holding
office. Laid over for further action.
HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND KKADISGf
Providing for the issuance of bonds al
ready appropriated to the Mineral Home
Railroad Uompany. t'aeseti. a
To amend the act creating a uoard ot
County Commissioners for Dyer. With
To incorporate tho Edgefield Cemetery.,
A number of local bills on the Senate
amendments were disposed of.
To repeal section 3,SbO of Ihe Lode, re
quiring that Chancery uourt uierics ue
furnished with Supreme Court reports.
To regulate the leasing and consolida
tion of railroads. Passed.
To amend ih6 act chartering the Hunts-
ville, Montgomery and Elk Gap Turnpike
To authorize the consolidation ot tne
Clarksville and Waynesboro Company
with the .(Etna Branch of the Nashville
aud Northwestern Railroad. Passed.
HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READINO.
To charter the Shelbyville aud Rows-
ville Turnpike Company. Passed.
To correct an error iu the acts ot ibu-,
with regard to the county line of Wilson
county. Passed. .
SENATE BILLS ON TUIBD READING
To appoint an additional Notary Public
for Montgomery county. Passed.
Adjourned to 10 A. M , to-morrow.
Specimens of the proposed new nickel
coins, to bo composed of one-fourth nickel
and thrco-fourths copper, one, three and
fivc-oint pieces, have been received at
tho Treasury Department. The bill
which authorizes -this issue is in sub
stance the bill introduced by Judge
Kelly, last winter, the one-cent coin,
weighing ono and onehalf grains, is
about tho sizo of an old silver five-cent
oin, tho three and five-cent pieces about
tho.size of the present coin, and weigh
from three to five grains. Tho new coin
is to be a legal-tender for one dollar, ex
cept for duties'on imports, and it is in
tended to take the place of all tho cop
per, bronze and nickel coinage now au
thorized. The bill also authorizes tho
redemption of the. proposed new coin, and
of all the minor coinage heretofore issued
by the United States.
It is reported proceedings are about to
bo commenced by tho Collector of Cus
toms, for .tho condemnation of $300,000
worth of smuggled shawls found concealed
in clocks entered at New York.
A California paper says tho Chinese
aie getting so numerous on -tho Pacific
coast that they contemplate appointing
missionaries to go among the Christians
to convert them the Chinese religion.
Jfasuiilleanil Northwestern llallrond
Senator Parker Jutroduced in, the Scnale
yesterday, the following.biU providing for
the rale of the Nashvilhifaad'Northwea!-
' ern railroad : '
AbilltnproTidoforthe sala of the Nashvilla
' and North trostrrn railroa4.a t .
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of the Slate "Of Tennessee, That
the Governor ol ineDiaie ne, ana ne is
hereby instructed to immediately. order, Hie
Attorney General of the State to file at
once a bill in me uaouerj iourt at nasu-
vlll ffinHhe name of ;tMStte against bo
Company, Us bond holders, creditors and all
others in interest, for the salo of lbs said
road, its franchise, road bed, rolling stock,
buildings, bridges and all property be
longing to said company rof every kind and
character for the purposed of ipayipg; the
State 'the 'Interest andpnaeipal-uue-ror
bonds issued to said company by the State
and which said company baa failed to pay
according to Jaw. WV 1
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the
Governor of tho State shall appoint one
commissioner, the railroad company one,
and the court a commissioner, who shall
take an inventory of said road, and alfoT
its property, of every description and char
acter, placing a cash value on. ine same,
and return one copy of saljf valnafion'lb
the court, one lo the .Governor and oae to
the President of Ihe Board of Directors
of the Nashville and Northwestern Rail
road Company; and the said road, with
all the fixtures, shsll only be sold In the
event it brings at least as much as said
commissioners 'aforesaid may value the
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted. That said
road shall not be sold for a less cash pay
ment than the Bum of $500,000, and it shall
be competent for said court to authorize
the remaining payment to the state lo be
made in bonds of' the State 6f Tennessee,
at such time and in such manner as the
conn may decree.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted -That when
the final decree of said court shall be made,
it may and shall be lawful for said court
to determine the legal and equitable rights
of the State, the bondholders aod all other
creditors of said company and order .a dis
tribution of the. proceeds of said sale ac
cording to the legal and equitable rights
of all parlies In interest, and to' decree title
to the purchaser or purchasers under said
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted. That the
purchaserJbr purchasers shall be placed in
possession of said road 'and all of its pro
perty immediately upon complying with
the terms of said sale.
Sec. Gv Be it further enacted. That tho
State hereby 'retains a lien on said road
and all of its property for all time pay
ments in the same, raaouer that they now
hold a lien On same, under general in
ternal improvement law of this State,
passed the J lib February, 1852.
Sec7.e ii further enacted, That this
acl lake effect from and after its passage.
To tho Editors of tho Union and American.
Office oe the McMinnville and
MANcnESTF.ii Railroad, McMinnville,
Dec. IC. My attention has been called
an article in your i?sue of to-dav,
leaded "Insolence of Authority," which
think does injustice to D. E. Daven
port, the. Receiver of this road, Mr.
Muzzy Ihe Engineer, and myself. If your
listihable authority had of taken the pains
lo have looked at facts and figures you
would have found that Mr. Davenport
pays the same proportion per mile to this
road for the transportation of men and
material for tho contract work on the
Southwestern railroad that he pays the.
Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, all of
which is very caiyto be got at. Aa re
gards the killing of ttock, to iefu.u thit
charge I trill state that there has been but.
two head of stock struck by tho trains on
this road in a year. Mr. Muzzy, the Eq-
ineer. is considered uy everyone as a very
cartful; relia.blemat.aqpVJtttheiwrlter of
the' ubovoTWerrrd .(O ' articU will.pl'
call to mind the numerous accidents to men'
ud trains caused by the running over of
stock and then show me ihe place where,
the pleasure of a man's taking, the chances
of getting his neck broken comta .in X
hould be pleased to see it. As for myself
have a lingering regard for whole bone.
amf loo much respect for the insurance'
companies in whirl said bones are insured
in, to take chances. As lo my insolence to
lassengers, "as there has to be a first time
to everything, I sunpoeeit is 'my time to bo
accused of jbit offense; but in thirteen
years of train service I do not remember of
ever being accused before of that ungentle-
manly lault, and if 1 have ever been guilty
of that fault to any of your patrons I would
most respectfully in connection with this
nblicly ask their, pardon. As to the
charge relative lo the shipment of fifty
larrels of apples by Air. W. S. Whilimon,
Jr., I will state that it is my business to
make out the freight bills for freight
shipped from local stations where we have
no regular agent. Now in your statement
you say that there was a regular authorized.
gent at that station. 1 would respectfully
ask Mr. W. if I did not sign his bill of
lading myself. Tba company have no
egular agent at that ttttioo. There is a
gentleman there who attends to the de
livery of freights and has a key lo tho car
that we use as a depot at that place. This
gentleman bad that day made out the bills
of lading for Mr. W.'s apples at Mr. W.'s
"own estimate of weights," 6,000 pounds,
and brought the bills tu me to sign them.,
toIciMr. W. then aud there that which he
knew before, that apples by the barrel are
shipped at estimate weight, but that I was
cot positive whether that weight was ISO
pounds to the barrel, but that I thought it
was. I changed the bill as stated to 9,000
lbs., and told Mr. W. then and there, that
when I got toTullahoma, if I were mistaken'
would correct; all of which, on my ar-.
rival at Tullahoma, I did, and billed his
apples at 8,750 pounds, (as per estimate
tariff.) and on my return that same day at
Manchester, I met Mr. W. and notified
him personally of the charge, and of the
freights, instead of being, as your article
states, $16, the freight on this road was
$17 50, as the bill book will show.
I am very sorry to annoy you, or the
public, with this matter, but I think that
in simple justice to all parties, the article
referred to required some notice on my
pr?' . .
Pegging pardon, n i nave too long
trespassed upon your tithe, I remain very
respectfully, J.u. tannatt.
We received through the Nashville post-
office Ibis evening, a note of "warning"
forbidding us to rent our lands on White's
creek to negroes. We are apprized of
others of similar import to land-owners in
the same neighborhood. V e desire to say
to the authors that, while respecting at all
times the wishes ot our neighbors, and
endeavoring .to git honest tenants for
our property, we shall never relinquish
the right to dispose of it in any way that
we desire. We are opposed to lawlessness
of all kinds, and if any tenant of ours at
any time violates the law, either by theft
or otherwise, we will give our aid to bring
such to punishment, as is the duty of every
good citizen. Further than this we will
not go. Our properly is our own, and we
will assert the right to dispose of it as we
please, regardless of consequences, Bince a
denial of this right would make it worth
ies.! lo us. WniTEMAN & Bros.
December 17, 1868.
The Supremo Court of New Jersey has
recentlydecided that a passenger on a
ferry-boat who, when in the act of steps
ping from the boat to tho shore, with
other passengers, had his foot caught and
badly crushed betweon the boat and the
wfiarf, was not guilty of want of ordinary
care, although at tho instant of stepping
from tho boat he did not examine par
ticularly to seo if 'thero was a vacant
space between the boat and tho shore. A
verdict of $2,500 damages in fevor of the
sufferer was therefore affirmed.
It limy be worth whilo to state, as ' a
literary fact, lhat of a two-penny re
print, in ah. Euglish provincial, town, of
tho "Girl of the Period," from the Satur
day Review, 32,000 copies havo been
sold. Of a vindication untitled ''Woman,
her Friends, and her Enemies," 2,000
copies have not been disposed of.
DECEMBER' "18; i868.
A Boston, Sliarpcr Tries toSwln
die the First National
1 Letter or Introduction, and
. Draft for $35,000; ,
A well laid plan to. yictimizo one of
our banks was tried recently, bnt utterly
failed. The jasta are these ;.T
On "Friday last 'a" sleelrj Well' dreajed
and respectable, looking stronger, appa
rently about forty-tive years ot age,
dropped down from the clodd$-jfor
other place and called upon M1'Kraus
& Co., with a letter purporting to have
been written by H. B. Clauin, of tno unn
of Claflin, Mellen & Oo., of. New York.
Tho letter introduced the bearer as- It,
S. Morean. Esq.. of Taunton. Massachu
setts, whose mission South was to look
into cotton matters, and, perhaps, to buy,
if deemeiJ expedient ; it also said that as
Mn Morean was a straneerinMemphis
him would bo appreciated. Mr. ivrans
received the stranger courteously, and at
his request introduced him to Mr. Norris,
Uashier of the First .National uanK, pre
senting also the letter which introduced
the stranger to him. The stranger said
ha thought of buying cotton, and wished
to arrange with the bank for the neces
sary funds. Mr. "Norris took Mr. Kraus
aside and questioned him as to the genu
ineness of tho letter of introduction and
the identity of Morgan. Mr. Kraus knew
nothing of either and seemed to be sus
picious of the caso. Mri Norris then re
turned to -Morgan and said in hi3 custo
mary suave and polite manner, that he
would like very much to hayohis.bua;
nes3 (Mr. Norris is always on tho look
out for business and does business in a
business way,) but that the bank could
not payout money until tho bill of lading
Was produced in tho formal and custom
ary manner. The stranger, not a whit
disconcerted, then produced a draft for
$35,000, purporting to. havo been drawn
by tho Woonsocket National Bank of
Rhode Island on the Suffolk- National
Bank of "Boston", which he requested Mr.
Norris to pass to his credit. Mr. Norris,
of coprse, could offer no objection to this,
but still declined to advanco funds with
out the bill, or until he had satisfied him
self ffe to tho genuineness of tho draft and
tho identity of tho applicant. Tho
stranger then said ho would call again,
and took his departure, leaving the
draft. Mr. Norris then sought his friond
Charley Smith, Esq., related to him
the above circumstances, told him
the stranger was stopping at his hotel,
and requested him to form his acquaint
ance and sound him on tho question of
cotton, adding he would call at the hotel
that night and learn tho result. Mr.
Smith, on going to dinner at the hotel,
inquired for Morgan, and was told that he
had taken tho afternoon train for parts
unknown. In tho evening Mr. Norris
called on Mr. Smith, as per agreement,
and learned of the sudden departure of
tho bird. A "boltlo of wiho was cracked,
and they telegraphed to tho Wponsockct
National Bank, giving number, amount
and other features of tho draft, with tho
appearance of the stranger,, and asked for
information on tho subject It was thought.
that tho stranger had, perhaps, only tern
porarily left tho city. The reply was in
substance that the draft was a forgery,
and that tho Woonsockct Bank knew
nothing of it or Morgan. This settled
tho case in tho minds of Mr. Norri3 and
his friend Mr. Smith. Tho former drew
along breath of relief .as he reflected, on
his lucky cscapo from this well laid'
schemo to defraud tho bank, and was
felicitated npon his shrowdnesa, by his
friend Smith, whereupon another bottlo
of wina was proposed. The shrewdness
of Mr. Norris in tho whole affair was
characteristic of the man. The appear
ance of the so-called Morgan, as well as
his address and manner, which was gen
tlemanly, keen and business-like, was"
fully calculated to mislead the shrewdest.
The sudden disappearance of tho adven
turer without the draft is probably due
to the fact that he recognized among the
clerks of tho bank a young man who
knew him as one Turner, of Orango, New
Jersey, but whom he, of course, was not
disposed to know under the circumstan
ces. Tho letter purporting to bo from
Clallin was without the customary busi
ness letter heading, but tho check boro
mo appearance 01 oeing genuine, ri is
probable Morgan, Turner, or whatever
his name is, is now looking for a field of
operations where bank officers aro less
keen and shrowd than those of Memphis.
Keep a lookout for him. Such is a bnef
history of ono of the best dovised and
probably tho most extensivo confidence
game of tho kind ever tried on in Mem
phis. Memphis Avalanche, Dec 10.
To Purify n Room.
Set a pitcher of wafer in a room, and in
a few hours it will have absorbed all the
respired gases in the room, the air of
which will become purer, but the water ut
terly filthy. The colder Ihe water, is, the
greater the capacity to contain these gasef.
At ordinary temperature a pail of water
will contain a pint of carbonic acid gas
and several pints of ammonia. The capac
ity iar.eirly doubled for reducing " 'ater
to the temperature, of ice. Hence, ater
kept in a room a while is alwayc unfit for
use. For the same reason, the waler from
a pump should always be pumped up In
the morning, before any of it h used. Im
pure water is more injurious than impure
The above, if true, proves how exceed
ingly careless many of us are as regards
our health, for we venture to say lhat a
large majority of the people use water for
drinking which has "abjorbr d" for hours
the noxious ga ses of their rooms,
care is requisite to preserve health,
The McMinnville A'fto Era of yesterday
says: Attorney General Mohler and John
Armstrong, had a personal rencounter in
one of our law offices aew days since, in
which Mr. Mohler received a slight wound
from a pistol shot. The difficulty, as we
understand, grew out of some slighty re
marks made by Mohler in reference to
some member of the Armstrong family.
There is much curiosity in Pelhain,
N. IL, about a tomb owned jointly by
soveral families, which was lately found
with the lock broken or wrenched off.
Upon entering the tomb there waj found
a strange coffin within, containing the
body of an apparently young woman.
Nobody can recognize tho body, or tell
who placed it there.
The. Cornell University, paper says
that a few days ago a gentleman from
Ithaca saw a farmer's boy standing by
the roadside holding a horse, which' ho
recognized. He asked tho boy who was
the ownor of tho horse, and the boy re
plied: "It belongs to a crazy Dutchman
looking for birds' nests over yonder in
tho woods." The "crazy Dutchman"
was P,rof. Louis Agassiz.
From the report of tho Commissioner
of Common Schools of Ohio wo take tho
following facts There are fn that State
11,739 common schools, 047 private
schools, 05 normal schools and academies.
43 ladies' seminaries and 2C colleges
making a total of 12,520 instition of
learning. There has been expended
nearly $1,000,000 tho past j ear in erecti
ng school houses.
PERIM OF WHALE
: - Encounter Wllb a YlelonsMoustercH
The Chilian whaling bark ConceDtion.
Capt Richard Gould, when off Chatham
Island, iellin with a large school, of sperm
whales. Three boats were immediate!
-J - -1 it. -1 f ll I , - . .
ivncicu iu pursuit, luabui me iiura mala
(Podro Robles. Chilian,) being the first to
zinKe a large sperm wnaie, whlcn was no
sooner dons than the whale turned upon
the boat, and taking it in his mouth
crushed.- it to pieces, killing ono man, a
native 6f Talcahuana. and breaking this
logof another. Tho boatcommanded by
tt 1 .. m - ...
uio second, mate than lAHtaned on in Ihn
same whale, but on his turning upon the
boat the men jumped overboard and
sated themselves, as a few seconds after
ward the boat was crashed, to pieces by
nis ponuerous jaws. The fourth mate
then came up in his boat and harnooned.
but exactly 'with tho same result as" fcha
preceding, boat The Caotain sent the
first mate tb.pick up the boat's crews andi
all? m . .
mis navmg been enected, tnat otlicer was
anxious, io iry ms tack on toe cause of so
much mischief, but he was dissuaded from
carrying out his desires by tho crew, who
jujwj imicu iuo uuuaeuuence 01 so
rate,, an . attompt , there being , at
the time twenty-four men in tbq.
Doat. 'ihe . boat with the crews
roached the vsesel at nine p. m. She was
kept on the whaling ground all night, and
in tho morning tho whale was made out.
still having the line3 attached. The
Captain then had his boat lowered and
proceeded in the direction of the whale,
who no sooner descried his nursuers
than he turned and made for the boat
with open jaws, and apparently resolved
to make short work of his enemies as on
the preceding day. The Captain, how
ever, skillfully fired a bomb lance down
his throat and by a dextrous maneuvra
avoided his attack, and before the whale
had timo to turn again, fired tho second
bomb Jance, which, entering at the back
of the fin, effectually placed him hors
du combaL It was anticipated from
the size of the whale that one hundred
and fifty barrels of sperm oil would have
been got, but only the half was obtained.
AH the lines were recovered, and from
the pieces of boats floating about and
picked up, another boat was made.
JSeio London Press. -it
IiADI HCEO JFou n.ir:iCH QT
PEACK OF aiAKRIAGK.
A London paper says : An innuirv
took place on Wednesday before the
Court of Queen's Bench in Dublin, and a
jury, to assess damages in an action
rought to recover compensation laid at
2,000, for breach of promise mar-;
riage: The plaintiff, Mr. Thomas1
Jackson Marks, lived near Ardoe, in the
county of Louth, and in 18C0 ho entered
into an engagement to marry the female
defendant, Mrs. Rowland, then Miss
Smith, who also lived in tho county of
Louth. After some time tho engage
ment was broken off, and tho plaintiff
then went to New Westminster, in
British Columbia. Whilo there a cor-
espondcrco wa3 opened between him
and Miss Smith, which led to a renewal,
of the marriage engagement. The let
ters that passed were of tho rao3t affec-,
tionate character, and prophesied tho
happiness tho parties would enjoy when
the engagement was ratified. In August.
1SC7, the plaintiff sold oft' his farm in,
Columbia to come home to get married.
When he reached Canada, a letter await
ed him from Miss Smith", stating-that 'she
could not really lovo him, that the sup
posed auecuon was a mistake, and that
the engagement must be broken off. She
shortly afterwards married Mr. How-
land, who wrote to the phiniiff stating
that he had long possessed the affections
ofjtbo young lady. ,The,letter3 between
me parties were read to the jury- and
tho injury to tho plaintiff by the lady's
secession from her engagement com
mented on. It was alleged that the
plaintiff disposed of hi3 farm, and left
Columbia only because he expected to
marry tho, defendant Tho jury found a
verdict for the plaintiff damages two
A NEW SWINDLING IlttDUF.
The New York swindlers have in
vented a tfew method of doing basinns-t,
tho modus operandi of which is thus de
tailed : Some few days ago nn elegantly
dressed lady, accompanied by a . well
dressed gentleman, entered tho store of a
prominent jeweler, nnd nsked to be
shown "some diamonds. A costly tray
was handed them by the gentlemanly and
obliging clerk, and as they were examin
ing and "ch'oosingl comparing and rejec:-
iuu viui&a uiicuuuu was uuracieu
by the entrance of a man who beckoned
him cautiously aside, and showing a star
concealed beneath his coat, informed the
clerk that ho was an officer, and that ho
hud been watching tho couple at the
counter for some time. Ho advised tho
clerk not to interfere with them, bnt to
show them, what they asked fur, and if
they attcmpteJ to secrete anything he
would arrest them. The clerk soon
noticed that. the couple quietly stowed
away several valuable diamond rings', and
ai una juncturo anomer person entered
tho storo, also bearing a star beneath his
coat, and at onco gently tapping tho
genteel pair on the shoulder.-', blandly
requested the plcasuro of their society at
tho police station. The first officer told
the clerk that the prisoners would have
to be searchedl and that he would return
the property in the course of an hour or
so. The confiding clerk assented, and
tho prisoners and captors disappeared.
'he proprietors have thus far looked in
vain for the return of their glimmering
diamonds, and the men who have a right
to wear stars aro '.looking' after the pro
Ttie statistics of the traffic over the
Atlantic telegraph cables, since their com
pletion, have been published.. They de
monstrate the good effect of. tho policy of
low charges in increasing business, and
finally increasing profits. From July 23
to October 31, 1S6C, under the 20 tariff,
the amount' received from the cables per
day was; on an average, 506, and tha
number of messages averaged 29. The
tariff was reduced to 10 on November
1, 1SGG, and for tho succeeding thirteen
months the r daily average of messages
was 64, producing an average daily in
come of 578. On December 1, 1867,
a further' reduction was. made to 5 5s
per message, and tho traffic rose to 131
messages, yielding 635 per day. Then
came the reduction of last September to
3 7s Gd, undor which, in three months,
the average daily number ef messages
has so far been 201rand the income for
the month of November has been 670
A lectuekb on Abyssinia told the
New Yorkers last week abont the cli
mate of that mysterious land the an
cient Ethiopia. In his tent, near the
coast, the thermometer, even daring a
stiff breeze, stood at 124 deg. while
scarcely one hundred miles interior there
arc mountains covered with perpetual
snow. Hero (he might havo added)
rises' tho river Atbara, a mighty stream,
and the main confluent of the Nile, whose
annual ovorfiow, on which depends ihe
fertility, if not the inhabitablencss of
Egypt, is duo entirely to the summer
floods in the Atbara, caused by the tre
mendous Juno rains in -the mountains of
Abyssinia. -This lecturer thinks there
is a more universal disregard of tho sev
enth commandment among tho people of
Abyssinia than in any other country he
At a Christian Temperance Conven
tion held nt the " Hub' the other day,
Senator nenry Wilson said that "during
ihe past year he traveled ten thousand
miles, but he bad nowhere seen eo much
drunkenness as in Massachusetts.
$W SERIES---NO. 97.
The Grecian Bond pnt to n Xovel uc
A Caution to YounrXadlen.
TIL-TT -1 1 I .1
-iiiu nauuiion, i vanaua, I ffjpecia-
tor tellg the following story, which : revered more as a pnre and -holy be
should .serve 33. an admonition to-ing from a higher world thaa'.a3ia
those, of our iairr country women dis-
posed to affect-the, Grecian hori,lJlh."ase(luencea or the fall .or man.
who may haycj qccasiqn tq cross'thq
line between, the United States and
Her Majesty's dominions;
The Grecian bend was nut, to a
novel use pa the Buffalo .and. Lake,
Huron railway .a few days since!
In one of the firstclass "cars sat a
hahdsomd young lady, ' dressed in
of lhshion, who an-
be sufferine under a
rather, painful attack, of Grecian
bend. As is usual on. the train's ar-
rival 6n he- American side, the-
Daoo3geofthe passengers' was ex-
amined by the United States custom- awa' or tue chivalrous devotion to
officers. "Have you, any -baggage, tac fir sex that, prevailed in a.bar
miss ?" inquired the officer of the parous period. With increased clv
aforesaid vniirif lnilr. "Nnthtno' 'Hizatibn came a. lontrinfr for wealth.
except this," replied; she;produ"ciris
a smau vanse. xne omcer exam
inkd and returned it, at the same
person of the
young ladj' in a manner that almost
amounted to rudeness. "Will vou
follow me to the custom office,
miss?" said the official. The cor
ners of his mouth were almost
drawn into a smile, and .a. mischiev
ous twinkle wass perceptible in his
eyes as he led the waytto the search
ing room. Arrived there, the lady's
face, which had previously been of a
marble whiteness, assumed a crim
son hue. "What is here, ma'am?"
said the officer, passing his hand
over the back of her dress. "That is
m' Grecian bend,"' replied slie,-
meeklj casting down her eyes ; "I
did not know there was any duty to
pay on it ; if there is, tell rac how
much and I will pa' it." "There is
no duty to pay on it, but we must
examine, it," said the obstinate offi
cer. A female searcher was pro
cured, and, after strong protests on
the part of the young lad, the mys
tery of the Grecian bend, alias the
Montreal wriggle, was unravelled,
and found to contain twelve yards
of black silk velvet, six pair French
kid gloves, forty yards of rich lace,
four white "ostrich feathers, and a
bottle of Gilbert's magic hair re-'
storcr. The United Statee customs
are now.convinced of the reason why:
the Grecian bend has had such a)
rage, and they intend to give partic
ular attention to an- such cases of
this infectious disease which may
come under their notice for the fu
ture. All cases of Grecian bend will
be immediately put under quarantine
on their arrival across the border.
"Nothing can be more capricious,"
writes La Vie Parisienns, ''than tha
fashionable world of our capital. Ameri-
caines, pretty, graceful and rich, used to
be tho pets of Parisian society during and
after the exposition of 1SG7. Now they
are somewhat out of fashion.. Not a
few Parisians are ungallant enough to find
ont that theso delicate misses from New
York and Washington, Rood looking as
they undoubtedly are, might have more
tact, espnLina education, at is uouoi
leas at first vary amusing to hear these
sweet girls chirp broken French ; bat to
find out: after a two years.' acquaintance
that they have mado no progress
whatever in French conversation, is
rather proveking. Nor is it pleasant
for a well-bred young Frenchman
to bo asked by a young lady a3 a
friend of ours lately was by a young
Americaine, if Henry the Fourth was
the fatherof Louis the Fifteenth. Sad
experiences of this kind have undoubted
ly had a great deal to do with the waning
popularity of American ladies in our
most brilliant and fashionable circles.
Men who knowaro also indelicate enough,
to say that as wives they are not over
desirable, and that, if they generally have
monoy, lew of them have hearts. W'ho,
will be successors of the Americaines in
the favor of Parisian society ? Tho pale,
fair ladies of Russia? Or the blonde,
healthy, if not over pretty girls of Ger
many V Wo think the latter. Paris lias
neglected them too long, owing to the
hatred of Bismark, or God knows what?
but there arc? good points about them,
and, if but for novelty's sake, they ara
sure to be appreciated."
THE l'AShio j IJf HIIOIN.
Perhaps the ladies who would be
fashionably attired from head to foot, can
find some hints in regard to the shoes
they should wear, in the following para
"Tho only correct thing for tho street
is tho perfectly plain boot in soft kid,,
buttoned op at the sido and moderately
high. The very high boots are vulgar,
and were given up at Paris some two or
three years ago, by everybody who is
anybody. Taaels or embroidery, or
anything superfluous, are equally odious.
The heels should be only moderately
high, and always of leather, not of wood,
for tho street Bronze boots, and cord
tasseled and cmbroided bocts with
woolen heels, (you can tell the wooden
heels by the sloping so much under
root,) aro never worn abroad by any ex
cept questionable persons, and persons
whosa ignoranco on matters of fashion
and taste at once causes them to bo
Some of tho secrets of the liquor trado
were revealed in a recent trial before tho
United States District Court in Philadel
phia where the question was concerning
"domestic gin." Ono of the witnesses
testified as follows : "Being asked on,
cross-examination to explain the process
of rectification and conversion of the
spirits into gin, ho replied that it was
dono by tho use of certain chemicals,
which be did not wish to namo unless
the court required it. Ho was told to
answer the questions, and said that to
tho one hundred and twenty gallons of
whisky had been added six gallons of
prune wine and two ounces of the oil of
juniper berry. In answer to a question
how much all that cost, ho replied that
he paid six dollars a gallon for the oil of
juniper berry, and almost the same prica
for tho prune wine. Tho latter, he said,
is imported from Ireland, especially for
the rectification of spirits, and ho did not
use charcoal to rectify."
A few weeks since there were re
ceived at the Palermo (Italy) Hospital a
young man with a bad humor on his leg,
which in the end rendered amputation
necessary. Tho patient being very much
emaciated, and laboring under fever, the
operation reduced him to a worse state
than ever, and it became apparent that
he was fast sinking, the pulse being im
perceptible, the eyes dull and the body
cold. In this emergency Dr. Albanese
had recourse to the transfusion of blood
as the only remedy that had not yet been
tried. Two assistants of tho hospital
offered to have their veins opened for the
purpose, and thus, at two different inter
yaIs,J220 grammes of blood were intra-
uuwuiuw iuo uciika .ijaicui. i
.1 .3 l. 4 A r I
the flrsUime he recovered the faculty of
speech, and stated that beiore he could
aetther see nor hear, but felt as if he was
nyiDg in the air.
state of recovery.
He is now in a fair
Knight Errantry pad Xarryls fr
1tc Xarriajfes d iCsatainrc Ma
-Burke, when eic?nuenUv md$Twn:
ottc, said: "The age of chivalry in
gone." - If Xh& ahno'ira'cement was
premature thctr, it is not novr.
Who Las! not xcarlwith overwhelm-
ing Interest of thedajs. ofJcniglit
errantry ao well described bvScottm
his wonderful historical romances?
natlvc of tliisv inheriting any of the
Then men bore themselves sfallanllv
in the tournament for the prize they
longed to, lay at the feet of horihey
loved.- Dueling .originnted-in'lav'o;-That
i3'the only c'lfcumstnnc.e' thpt
gives the barbarous' riractibia' -any
isbftenirig -feature. Jfen fopghtoc
Jthe woman: cf '.their" choice;, anil
ithouoli it was- no credit" ta.'be reefc-
ief3:l "eirliycs4 was,. QYiiJepce.
OI luc "evotedness of thcu!.attacb
mJ?. . , .
T"ia all changed- This U another
3Sei a wetter age on the whole - but
iwe C3nnot but deplore therpaising
Everything is now sacrificed to the
universal god gold. The noblest
fashions, the finer feelings, domestic
and social happiness, are freely laid
on the altar of mammon. This is
apparent in every day life. Men or
;women in the higher circles of soci
ety do not marry for love. They
have got over that weakness. Jar
riages de convenanca are in, vogue.
A fashionable mother is blessed with
daughters. They attain to the dig
nity of long- dresses and chignons,
and society. Whatever honorable
and natural sentimentdcveloped.it
self in them soon withers and dies
in the unhealthy atmosphere of fash
ion. They are trotted our for in
spection by their shrewd, calcnlat
ing mammas. Their points aro
shown off aud dilated upon as if
they were horses. "For sale," is
printed in unmistakable language on
their foreheads. They sdon under
stand the part they must act Tho
empty-headed scion of a wealthy
shoddj-ite is welcomed with nods,
and becks, and wreathed smiles,
while the young man, depending for
his fortune on his own strong arm,
his intellect, his probity, his indomi
table resolve to conquer all difficul
ties, to persevere in suite of the
world, the flesh and the dovil, gets
tlte cold shonlder. The-qualifications
of a husband arc perfectly un
derstood. Marriage has. been re
duced to an exact science. A brown
stone mansion, carriages, a summer
residence, a large bank account, and
all that it can command.with a fop or
aninnyhammer of a man thrown in,
is all that a young lady cares for
now. Future happiness is little
thought of in connection with mar
It is thi3 longing for wealth that
has destroyed chivalry. A 'oung
man cannot have a chivalrous feel
ing for his lovely partner in a quad
rillc, when he knows that she is
thinking how much he is worth, or
how much his lather will leave him,
and what probability there is of his
father's crossing thedark river soon
Young men havo a wholesome-1 fear
of mercenary minded women. This
fear makes many old bnchelors, and
a fcorrespondlng number of old
maids. Female extravagance is char
acteristic of the times. But not in
the higher walks of life alone, for it
pervades to a certain extent, every
class, rich and poor alike, and con
sequently men remain single, like
Cowper, knowing nothing of
" domestic Miss.
Tho ODly happiness lhat f urrivtd the till.'
Who will not, therefore, mourn
that chivalry is dead, cupid's occu
pation gone ? There arc, of course,
and always will be, many male for
tune hunters; but the vice, for vice
it is, has become of late years pecu
Marly a feminine weakness.
What T, ey Contain anil What i Done
The report of the Dead Letter
Bureau of the Postofficc Department
always contains much curions in
formation. During last year 4.1G2,-l-l
l letters were received, of which
number 167,098 were from foreign
countries. Of tha remainder about
forty-niueper cent was classified aud
returned to tho owners. The others
were not susceptible of being ro
turned or were unimportant; 18,340
letters contained S95,169 52, in
sums of one dollar and upwards, of
which 16,061 letters, containing
8S6,63S CG, were delivered to the
owners, and 2,121 letters, contain
ing 87,862 34, were filed or held foe
disposition; 14,081 letters contained
S3,436 98, in sums of less than one
dollar, of which 12,513, containing
$3,150 70, were delivered to the
owners; 17,750 letters contained
drafts, deeds and other papers of
value, representing the value of S3,
609,271 80, of these 16,809 were re
stored to the owners, and' 821 "were
returned and filed-, 13,961 letters
contained books jewelry and other
articles of property, of the esti
mated value of $8,500, of these 11,
489 wero forwarded for delivery.
band 9,911 were delivered to their
owners, 125,221 contained photo
graphs, postage stamps and articles
of small value, of which 113,066
were delivered to their owners ; or
dinary dead lettcas forwarded, 8-1
per cent were delivered, and of the
valuable dead letters, classed as
money and minor, about 89 per cent
were delivered. Tho decrease of
money letters received, about three
thousand, is probably owing to the
growing use of money orders for
the transmission of small sums.
The first Jew Baron, ftothschild,
held very much to his titlo in the
mouths of thoso who addressed him,
doubtless recognizing in it a social
and economical Value current with
the "high and low vulgar, which, on
principlo, as a prudent, calculating
man, ho was not disposed to loao
the profit of. As an intelligentman
and a Jew, he mocked at- it with in
timates: "My nobility," as he said
one day to an intimate, and with
excusable national pride, "goes back
to tho deluge," and just then Babbin
Kohn coming in "there is a noble
who traces hia high lineage from
i HEBE are SIX men awaitmi fiTeriilinn
in the State of Maine a' circumstance
which naturally gave rise to considerable
discussion of the speediest' easiest ami
wvicui.eci meiaou oi putting a con
vict to dtath according to law.
, i i , , -i f ...