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WASHINGTON. ESTABLISHED MARCH 30, 1835.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1868.
NEW SERIES NO. 98, lilllR, W
Congress In Sympathy V.lth Re
publicanism In Spain.
dorslng Martial Law,
The Growing War Speck lu the
The Loudon Press on American
Incident and Accident.
Si esial to the Union anJ American, by the
Southern and Pacific and AUanliC lclcerapQ
New York, DecTlS Tb? rail
road in now reKrtcl in active negotiation
for tbe control of tbe Cincinnati, Hamilton
and Dajtop railroad, which, with iU :;-
ert connection?, would recure an almost un
broken narrow euace line between New-
York and Cincinnati. The magnificent
ecbemes of the 'Erie aeem suddenly to have
overleaped the petty barrier ot court, in
junction?, lack of dividend, and soar at no
lcaa aim than a monopoly of through trav
Tlie Adania Expreai Companyhaa noti
fied the other companies that it shall with
draw froiullic consolidation at no distant
The consolidation of the American and
Merchants' Union will leJuce the expen
sed of the new company full $100,000 a
year. The conversion of the Merchants'
Union into consolidated flock in Koing on
rapidly. The nlockholdera have already
made paymenlof the live dollar atweNmeut.
It in itaid the new arrangement will be har
monious, and that the companies will agree
not to tread upon each otber'd territory.
Diti.atcheg by tba Associated Press.
Stanton Itellres from IoI I tl(-N-CJeor-irln
Washington, Dec 10. The Senate to
day confirmed Cha?. H. Poor Rear Admi
ral in the navy, and various other appoint
ment in that branch of the public service.
All the members of the Cabinet, except
Gen. SchoGald, were presents the regular
meeting to day..
A bill wa introduced iu the Senate by
Mr. Morton providing for the purchase of
about thirty aero of land on Meridian
Hill, near Washington, as a situation for
the executive mansion, and appropriating
$12o,000 for men purpose.
The members of the Judiciary Commit
tee, who have charge of the investigation
into the political affair of Mayland have,
at the requml oi l he Maryland delegation,
decided not to enter on the examination of
witnesses until after the holidays.
Edwin M. Stanton has returned to his
practice in the Supreme Court, remarking
to his Iriends that he had withdrawn from
The Senate Committee on Judiciary
'formally conslArcd tbe Georgia question,
but come to noronclusion, owing to the
absence of members. It was decided that
tbe bill proposed by Mr. Edmunds should
be presented as it was to-day and referred
to that committee to be taken up after re
eras. This it regarded as foreshadowing
Congressional action on tbe subject. There
may bs some additions made to the bill,
ouch as that proposed by Stewart for tbe
punishment of holding office contrary to tbe
fourteenth amendment. The action of the
committee thus far is in accordance with
the views presented by Gov. Bullock at the
The cection in Senator Morton's bill
which authorizes the Secretary of the
Treasury to issue thirty year bond?, with
which to procure the balance of gold that
might be necessary for the redemption of
legal tenders does not fix any rate of in
terest, hut leaves it a blank to be filled.
The report published in the Western
papers that he had fixed the rate at seven
per cent , is an error.
31 ore ol the Erin Co. I.illirnllon Mor
ton's Specie Pnjincnt Poller, etc.
Nmv YonK, Dec 18. In the Belmont
branch ot tbe Erie litigation yesterday a
new affidavit on the part of Belmont, to
t-how that the suit wa commenced in good
laitb, was read. Mr. Yanderhael and Mr.
Rappello argued the case, after which it
was adjourned till this morning.
The Herald siys of Senator Morton's
speech on i he resumption of specie pay
ments, that tLe (fleet of his bill would be
lu increase tbe monopoly of the national
hanks at the expense of the public It
rays the law of trade and growth cf the
country will regulate specie.
The Times says his speech ihows how a
ailurn to epecie payments may not be
fleeted, rather than why the bill before
'be Senate bliould he rehtd upon for the
fulfillment of its purpose.
The World to-day, in a leading editorial,
proposed the abolition of the tax on tea,
fofiee and eugr.
Augustus Marsh, who was arretted at
Memphis for having defrauded Haizre &
Sons of 15,000 in bonds on a worthless
check, was yesterday dicharged, having re
stored the lionds.
A rumor which had gained circulation
to the eflect that tbe whisky ring was about
either to fire or blow up the United States
Court buildinir, iu Chambers street, for the
purpose of destroying important evidence
against nneinueis oi ine ring, proves en
lnrriitul Prize Money Nrlzurn
ui hiiirur, vie.
l'llil.ADKi.riMA, Dec 18. A meeting of
the rarragut l'nze Aa&ociatioii was held
last eveniiiK- A Irtter from Admiral Far-
raL'ut was read, statiui; that be was doiug
all in his ixiwer to forward the claims of
his men for priz money for tbe capture of
New Orleans. Oilier letters were read
from naval officers who participated in
said captuie. The meeting adjourned, to
- meet again on the u rat day or January.
The United States District Court yester
day found a verdict against four hundred
housheads of sugar, which were invoiced
as molaeses to defraud customs of revenue,
Tbe amotiut involved is $32,000.
A banquet was given Dr. McCosh list
iiight by the alumni of Princeton College
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT.
Minimis, Dec 18. A shooting affair
occurred at Grand Junction yesterday
between u man named lloyd and a negro
named lloutwell, in which tho latter was
killed after firing three shots at lioyd.
Cincinnati. Dec. 18. Gen. Grant and
staff arrivod in this city this morning.
public reception was tendered him by
the Mavor. but was declined Ho leaves
for Wasinnton to-night
Wamiikuiun, Iec. 18. -A desperate
fiubt took idsce in a disreputable Baloon
on Clark Ktierl last night, between some
detectives and a gang of thieves, resulting
intbesbootiig and mprwuy wounuing oi
a desperate character bv the name of Thof,
Cady, whom the delemves were trying to
Richmond, Dec. IS the farm of ex
Gov. Wipe, in Pm-cens Anne county, so
long held by I bo government, was yester
dav surrendered to tbo owner.
The government also yetleiday oidercd
oavmeut of lent l the owner of Libby
Prison for four Teats' nee of it.
Acql'sTA. Ga . Dec. IS. The Republi
can states that the Sberitl of Warren coun
iv was shot and seri. u-lv wounded by un
known parties, while on his way heme larl
c Jiurcli lu KrHiiklln
The members of the Methodist Churcli
in Franklin, Tmn., have taken steps to
wards lhe erection of a new edifice in that
The- Legislature Prescribing lcnaltit
Memphis. Dee. IS. The Avalanche'i
Little Rock imeeial of last'nitht. aava Mr.
Brooki has introduced a bill requiring all
pctsuua io wiiuoraw irom me jvuikuis v
Camelia or Ku-KInx within thirty dayr,
under penalty of having finei and im
prisonment from one to ten yeirs in the
renltenliary. Ordered to be printed.
A resolution was adopted endorsing the
f . i . . - ;
uurerrjors proclamation atciaring aixiuai
law in (Jon way county.
The Avalanche's Little Rock to-night
says: Tbe latest information from Augusta
reportt tbe place nearly deserted by cm
reus, i hose remaining expect an attack
upon the-mililia hourly from outsiders.
A fire at Van Buren, Arkansas, on tba
9th, destroyed tbe Agricultural Works of
Hay & Scott. Loss 55,000.
The Ncnntorlnl Question.
St. Louis, Dec IS The Senatorial
question is exciting a good deal of atten
tion throughout tbe State, and tbe interior
papers are discussing tbe matter quite earn
estly. Of (he papers which have spoken
on the subject, twenty-eigbt 'advocate the
election of Geo. Carl Shurz, elevca are for
uen. Loan, and eight for all other can
-Tiie Races Tecterdayr
Mobile. Ala.. Dec 18. The first race
to day over the Magnolia Course, for $400,
was walked over by Fanny Cheatham
The second race, mile and three-quarter
dasn, ror a puree of szuu, was won by
Ioorfrf colt, by Lexington, bealiuK Joe
JoUr.aton, i-tlie May, Transit, Mollio In
gersol and Faro. Time 3:20.
Ribis, Dec 18. The Mouileur auaojo-i
ces that Lavetle has been appointed
Foreign Minister iu place of Minister
Facade, appointed Ministerof the Interior,
in place of Peoaid and Grimier. The
Minister of Police, Monslier, has been
made Senator. Penard, who baa been re-
niovtd, is Blid to be responsible Air the re
cent severe measures against the press.
1 be standard exults in tbe completion-
if the postal treaty between England and
the United Stales as a triumph of the Tory
party, and declares its benefits to commerce
will be immeasurable.
Paris. Dec 18. The Mouiteur reirels
the breaking out of hostilities between
Turkey and Greece, and hopes that com
mon action on the partoftbc-grr.il powers
will hasten the duration and circumscribe
the consequences of the rupture.
ibe limes, in an article on the impend
ing war iu the East, holds that Greece is
the aggressive party, because she ordered
her vessels to fire upon all Tuikish men-
of-war who tnicht attempt to overhaul
them. The Times thinks the European
powers will bring such pressure to bear
upon the Athenian government that peace
will sjieedily be restored.
1'AIUS. Dec 18. I lie Patrie has special
li.patxhea reporting that tbe Turkish
ships have been sent into Greek waters to
establish a blockade and that T kisb
trooops are collecting on the Greek fron
tier to prevent volunteers making incur
sions into Tbessaly and Macedonia.
London. Dec. 18. A dispatch from
Constantinople charges the Greeks with
commencing hostilities. It asserts that in
the recent naval encounter in the Archi
pelago, the Erosis fired first: that the
Turkish man-of-war returned the fire with
effect, and the Erosis put on all steam and
ran into tbe harbor of Syna. The dispatch
adds, the Erosis was struck several times,
and ber mast and smoke stack were badlv
Paris, Dec 18 Ereniug. It is rumored
that the Turkish Admiral. Hobarl Pascha.
followed tbe Greeketeamer Erot-ii into the
port of Hyna and sunk ber:
Ike .bmperor and Empress to-day visited
the ex-Queen Isabella, of Spain.
OoNSTAjrnNori.E. Dec. 17. It is offi
cially announced that the Sultan has re
solved to enforce bis demandn on Greece.
Four frigates sailed for the Archipelago.
London, Dec. 18 The Time?, in an ar
ticle on recent proceedings in the Ameri
can Congress, concerning the national
credit, fears that ambiguity of purpose is
apparent in the resolution againut repudi
ation, and argues that if the world was
certain the United States would surely pay
ttie intereu on tbe debt in gold, as kng-
and and France do, the annual burden of
the country might be reduced one half, for
England pays no more interest than the
United States, although her debt is twice as
Ktertlons Neutrality of the Gov
Madrid, Dec 13. Elections for mem
bers of Corns commence in the cities to
day and in the provinces iu a few days.
The Provisional Governors report the
public peace not likely lo he disturbed.
The government remains neutral in the
A slight demonstration wds made at
Meranda yesterday in favor of lhe Carlisls,
but was soon suppressed and two of the
Miramou, bearer of Republican nrocia
mationa, waB arrested yesterday at Madeira
Military OprrntlotiN AkhIuhI Lopez.
New York, Dec 18 Letters from
Buenos Ayes to the 27th of October and
Rio Janeito to the 7th of November, slate
that a expedition to fUnk Lopez' position
at Yillcta, bad found troops nnd lorlilica-
tions lo resist them.
Caxiatas' army Was eni-amped in a
Mr. uoiilJ, the iintuh Mininter Ins re
turned from Paraguay and is on his way
to England with dispatches.
J,opez would not surrendtr bis hnglith
1 lie American Heel, with Minister Mc-
Mahou on board, had not arrrived at As
U1IU O.IHUSVIM.K I.KTTKIt.
Telegraphic Correspondence ot tliu Union ain
American by tbe boutbern Line.
CiJtKK3ViiJ.E, Dec. 18. A double ten
ement bouse occupied by Capt. IsenBtein,
Mr. Batily and two' other familits, and
owned by C. 11. Jones, Eq , wae entirely
consumed by lire this morning.
The bouse was covered by insurance, but
tbe furniture of the occupants Has a total
The Naehville passed down at 9 a. m
The Taliban passed up at 8 A. M., and
dpt. Miller and Kilt Km! J with their dar
ling little Fannie atJIO A. u. The Brandi
bad a goou irip ot Ireiglil anil pas'ergers,
auiungsiwnoiu were .uisses lyds L liar-
desty, Clara B. Scott and .Mollis Miller, of
Evansville, all of whom were as lively as
crickets and having a good lime generally,
Capt, Roberts, of the Henry House, te
turned on the ItranJie", and is makiug ar
rangements tor ins grand promenade con
cert and cotillion party on the 29th inst
We rovort talcs of forty oue hogsheads
tobacco, mostly of new crop, at the follow
ing range of prices:
S13 00, 12 10, 12 00, 11 25, 11
10 50, 10 50, 10 10, 10 10, 10 00, 'J
9 20, 9 30, 9 40, 9 9 25, 9 00, 8
8 70, 8 GO, 8 60, 8 50, 8 50, 8 40, 8
S 10, 8 00, 8 00, 8 00, 7 SO, 7 CO, 7
7 10, C 10, 0 00, 5 50, 5 40, 5 25, 5
5 00, 5 00. ' .
The market is firm and active for all
grade i of new and old crop-, with a strong
demand for lugs and low grades of leaf.
HlKhivny Itobbery lu Williamson.
As Mr. Sidney Padgett wa returning
borne a few nights since from Betheida
sys the Franklin Revica of yesterday, he
was overtaken by two horsemen whonde
up, one on encli side of him, and with
drawn pistols demanded bis money. Be
ing unarmed and entirely at their mercy
he gave it up; amounting to $133,
Proceedings In the Senate.
Washington, Dec 18. The Postofiice
Committee reported a bill abolishing the
franking privilege, with recommendations
wr iw passage.- '
Mr. Edwards oflired a bill repealing the
act of admitting Georgia, and providing a
provisional coyernment lor mat oiaie.
Referred to the Judiciary Committee
A resolution was adopted directing the
Secretary of the Interior to furnish infor
mation regarding Gen. Custara' late fight
with the Indians. -Mr.
Trumbull, from tbe Coaimitlei on
Judiciary, reported adversely on tbe joinr
resolution to extend to the loyal citizens of
Louisiana and Arkansas, the provision of
the act of July 4, 18G4, limiting the juris
diction of the Court of, Claims. On bis
motion it was indeOm.e'v postpone.
Mr. Edmunds introduced a bill to repeal
the act June 5lh, 1863, admitting Georgia
to representation in Congress and to pro
vide a provisional government therein, and
for other purpose, which was referred to
the Committee on Judiciary. It premises
that tbe Legislature of Georgia baa vio
lated the lourteenlb amendment D re
fusing to purge it.elf of ineligible mem
berg, and has, in violation of tbe constitu
tion and the fundamental principles upon
which Conzrest consented to the restora
tion of the State, expelled a large number
of regularly installed members on tbe sole
ground that liiey ,were persons o. .African
blood, and that theilocal'au thbrities of ih'e
State appear to be fully unable or unwillj
ing to protect the lives, liberty and
property, of its peaceful and unoffending
citizens from lawlessness and violence, and
refrain purposely or from want of power
from bringing such offenders to justice.
The preamble therefore fully declares
that it appearB tbe ptople of thcState of
Ueortna nave not complied witn tbe terms.
or conformed to the principle on which its
restoration was provided for and that the
government therein is not in fact Republi
can or regular, and the bill provides that
as much of the acts passed June llb,
JbGS. as relalts to Stale of Georgia and
relates that the military government or
ganized under the new constitution of
Georgia, shall continue in operation during
tbe pleasure or Congress as provisional
only and the expulsion of African mem
bers shall be' considered null and void!
bucb members shall resume their seats,
their successors vacating the same and no
person shall be a member of tbe Legisla
ture or hold office under the provisional
government, who is ineligible according
to the terms of the 14th amendment.
It is further provided that the Circu.t
and District Courts of the United States
shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the
courts under eaid provisonal government,
of all nfT-nsea and fkclp. but such United
Stales Courts shall not proceed therein un
less the party injured, or some one on his
behalf, shall make oalh before the Judge
or commission that justice cannot be ob
tained in said Provisional Court.
Finally, it is made ue duty of the Pres
ident of the United States to cause to be
stationed iu tbe State such portion of the
land and naval forces of the United States
as shall be sufficient to carry the foregoing
provisions into eflect.
On motion of Mr. Sumner, the Senate
took up the resolution expressing sympa
thy with the people of Spain.
Mr. Davis did not like the latter part of
the resolution recommending the abolition
of slavery, and characterized it m a piece
of efficious interference.
Mr. Saulsberry agreed with it. The res
olution passed 41 yeas, 5 nays. It is in
these words : -
Resolved, That the people of the United
States, sympathizing with the people of
Spain, in their effort to establish a more
liberal form of government, express their
confident hope it will be conducted to the
end in such a way as to promote the tri
umph of liberal institutions, and they
appeal to the people not to allow the pres
ent opportunity tq pass without securing
the immediate emancipation of slaves ,and
final abolition of Blavery throughout Span,
At this point the cletk of the House ar-
eared with House resolution on the death
of Thaddeus SteveKs.
Mr. Cameron formally announced the
death to the Senate, and read a brief ad
dress, tracing tbe history of deceased, re
citing his past tervices and eulogizing his
character. He then offered resolutions
usual on such occasions.
Mesirs. Buckalew, Morrill, of Vermont,
and Sumner followed with eulogie?, when
the Senate unanimously adopted the rejo
lutinn offered by Mr. Cameron, and ad
journcd till Monday.
I'rncredina or the House.
House resolution to print thirty thou
sand copies of the eulogies delivered yes
terday was adopted.
Mr. aabburne reported a pension bill
which appropriates twenty three million
dollars. Ordered printed aud its considera
tion postponed till the 5th of January.
Mr. bypber presented the credential of
M. Menard as as representative from
Louisana. Referred to Committe on elec
tions. Mr. Muliins aeked leave to offer reaolu
tiona In reference to Ku-Klur outrage?.
Objection was made.
Mr. Y aabburne ot Illinois, will preside
rer the House on Monday.
The Senate Amendment relieving from
disabilities certain persons elected to office
n South Carolina, and other .Northern
Stales was concurred in.
Tbe death of late Mr. Finnly was an
nounced aud the Ilouie soon after ad
journed until iMonniiy.
MISCEOESJ.VTIOSi IX KSOXVfLI.K, J
In the misdemeanor court at Knoxville
tho other day, the first caso called was
that of the Stato vs. John and Maria
Gadshaw for lewdness. The Press and
Iferahl oditor wai an eyo witness to the
trial, and thus refers to tho appearance of
tho parties, and the facts in the case:
The inalo offender was rather an odd
looking specimen of tho yenus homo.
His forehead, retreating on converging
1-nes, presented somewhat the appear
ance of a smoothing iron. Ho had a
,wav-backcd nose, well sharpened at the
point, which glistened as if it had been
polished by rooting for goobor peas in
tbe sand4iills of South Carolina. His
mouth was strikingly suggestive of green
persimmons, while his jaws were admira
bly set forcracKing nicKory-nuts, or un-
heading tcn-ponny nails. His gray locks
indicated an age of about tittyslivo years,
yet his little bullet-oyes had a most vil
lainously miscegonating twinkle. Of
course he said ho was "not guilty." His
co-defendant uncovered herself and re
vealed a fifty-year old, dilapidated coun
tenance, whose description is fully and
graphically given when w say7 was jet
Hero was a genuino caso of miscegena
tion one that would havo tenderly
touched tho gushing heart of Greeley, and
secured at onco from Gov. Pearno tho
religious assurance of an immediate par
don had they been present. Tho facts
of tho caso developed a degree of besti
ality rarely met with even in the crimi
nal courts. According to tho previous
confessions of Gadshaw himself, he and
tbe woman somo two or three 3'ears ago,
camo from South Carolina. Mio was
formerly his slave, and while sho was
vet in a state of bondage, they lived to
gether in South Carolina as man and
wife. After tho emancipation of tho
slaves, ho says they were regularly mar
ried, but by what agent of the freed"
men's bureau, was not staled. Not find-
imr tho atmosphero of South Carolina
well suited to their condition in life, they
concluded to try tho pure, loyal air of
East 'leiiHessee, ana nero, in nnojL
county, they have been living as man
and wife. It was insisted in their behalf
that, having boen united in the holy
bonds of wedlock under tho civil rights
bill and in South Carolina, they wcro
entitled to enjoy tho rare luxury in Ten-,
nessee, or in any other State. His Honor
couldn't see it. They were convicted
and fined fifty, dollars and the costs. The
only fault we 1iave to find with the re
sult is that the court did not send tho
hoary.-headed old miscegenator to prison
for the full term allowed by law.
Nashville, Dec. 18, 1863. Tbe Senate
met to-day at 10 M. Speaker Senter in
the chair and twenty members present.
HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD HEADINGS
No. 533: Authorizing Stewart county
to issue county bonds. Passed.
No. 630: Granting aid to certain turn
No. 291 : Authorizing the construction
of the Norfolk and Great Western Railroad
through' the limits of this State. Passed
Mr. -fc-lliotl introduced a bill lo more
fully define the rights of landlords au
tenants. Passedfirst reading, and referred
10 juuiciary uommiuee.
The House met at 10 a. r Mr. Speaker
Kichards in tbe chair.
The callingof the roll was dispensed with
Very little business was done ; some few
bills of a focal character passed on second
reading, and the Senate bill providing for
the abolition of receiverships on delin
quent railroads passed its first reading.
A resolution of Mr. Mcivtuley passed
requesting the Judiciary Committee to re
port a bill providing that the wives or
childrens of habitual drunkards may sue
liquor dealers for damaces in cases where
gaid.liqaordealeraJhave ,aold -liquor to
such persons in a stale of intoxication.
Adjourned to Monday at 10 A. M.
NEWS OF TIIE DAY.
ut emigrants who arrived in
Canada during tbe last season, 19,73 1
passed through tho Western states.
The appointment of Senor Manrico
Roberts as Minister from Spain to tho
United States, has been officially an
Tho Jfiea Erd, a Republican paper of
Atlanta, opposes turther Uongresaional
interference in the reconstruction ot
It is ctven out thai tho Democrats of
Ohio will probably nominate Gen. Sam
.Carey, of Cincinnati, as their next candi
date for Governor.
At a firelat Raleigh, N. C, Wednesday
morning destroyed the markotbouso and
town hall and the restaurant and jewelry
store of lhe. Moss. loss heavy.
Tho Louisville Democrat is reliably
informed that small pox is prevailing to
a very great extent in Cincinnati, Owens
boro, Evansville, and other towns 'along
the lower Ohio.
Private advices represent Mrs. Abra
ham Lincoln as lying so seriously ill nt
Frankfort-onsthe Main, that fears for
her recoveryaro entertained. Her mind
as well as bedy seems affected.
Theie is considerable excitement in
railroad circles at St. Louis over the pro
posed consolidation of tho Ohio and
Mississippi with Eastern railroads. The
project is generally regarded with favor.
Charles Smith, who was killed in a
quarrel at Bowltflg Green, Kentucky,
last Saturday, was to have been married
in a few days to a younr lady in Indian
apolis. He was buriod in his wedding
A convention was last week in session
at Macon, Georgia, composed of repre
sentatives of the agricultural, manufaci
tunng, mining and other industrial pur
suits, for the purposo of advancing and
developing the practical interests of the
State, and devising a plan to promote
immigration from the Northern States
Mr. Jencko3, of Rhode Island, intends
to present a bill extending the limit of
the operations of the "bankrupt act, after
the holiday recess. He feel? confident
tbfct tho Qouaio will roo to paac it, and
that with the aid of tho Southern mem
bers ho will be able to get it through the
House, bo says a Washington special to
the Philadelphia Press.
Tho Boston Post makes the following
frank confession: "Tho murder of Mrs.
Hill, in Philadelphia; of Warren George,
in Maine; the Kingston, Worcester and
Charlcstown tragedies, in Massachusetts
the death of Kilton, at Canaan, N. H.,
and somo dozen other similar crimes,
perpetrated within a fow weeks at the
North, outstrip offenses in other portions
of tho country which have excited so
much attention lately."
From all tho New Albany Ledger
can gather regarding the tragedy of last
Saturday morning, in that city, it nas
come to the conclusion that the investi
gations of the jury summoned by tho
Coroner to inquire into tne tragedy oi
Saturday, will amount to about this:
That Frank, Simeon and William Keno,
and Charles Anderson came to their
death by hanging, and that this hanging.
was done by persons unsnown to tne
JUI?' .. . - . ...
Tho Washington correspondent oi tne
Philadelphia Press writes : Tho mission
of the Hon. Caleb Cushing is still a great
- T i . t rn i.
mystery in uipiumaiiu uucius. iuu
Spanish Minister very bluntly asked Mr. j
Seward the other day where Mr. Cush
ing had gone, and received a decidedly
equivocal answer, lhe lact that ha was
accompanied by a Spanish interpreter
gives strength to the rumor that ho has
gono to make an attempt to purchase
Cuba. It is, nevertheless, positively
stated that he has gono to London to as-
sist in tbe settlement ot tne Aiaoama
claims, and it is well known that Mr.
Seward has publicly denounced tne pro
posal to buy Cuba in the present condi
tion of Spanish affairs, as an insult to tho
honor of the American nation.
Since the commencement of the present
session of Congress memorials havo Jjeen
presented from different places, signed in
all by about two thousand persons, a
majority of whom are women, asking for
louialo sunrago in ine lisinci oi vaj.
lumhia. About two hundred persons in
Washington havo memorialized to the
... . rr, " . 1 ! il- .
samo etiect. xnero are six uiueront
measures pending involving femalo suf
frage, including two propositions for a
constitutional amendment, one bill for
such suffrage in tho territories, and three
bills for suffrage in tho District of Co
lumbia. Representative Julian intro
duced three of theso measures.
DEI.EGATIUX OF rCBUVIASiS IS
The Knoxville Press and Herald of
Tho train from the East which arrived
in Knoxville at noon yesterday, con
tained as passengers about fifty Peru
vians, who had left Lima about the mid
dlo of November and arrived in New
York on Sunday. They wero in en route
for New Orleans under orders from the
Peruvian government to constitute the
crew of one of the iron clads lately pur-,
ohascd from our government by Peru,
and at present lying off New Orleans
Thcro wero ton officers among the party.
Tho Peruvians wcro of swarthy com
plexion nnd of medium stature. Two of
them could converse nlightly in English,
tho rest being in total ignorance ul' our
language They were, after loaving Bris
tol, inclined to transgress the rules gov
erning American citizens in railroad
cars, by smoking. Those who persisted
in that use of the weed were finally in
duced to retire into tho smoking car. A
number of ladies entering tho car at a
station were for a whibj unablo to
obtain beats, the swarthy strangers seem
ing entirely oblivious of tho courtesy
which is the inherent right of the fair
sex in North America. By signs and
gestures the buave conductor, Harry
Lyle, induced them to practice their firbt
lesson in graceful deferenco to the ladies'
and thoy retired good-humoredly to the
company of the smokers, where they no
doubt interchanged opinions regarding
the difference in customs and manners
between their own people and our bar
barons nation. They left on the Chatta
nooga train at one o'clock.
BLOWING HOT AND COLD
How Immigration Is Hindered Tho
uoio tno uoverBor is jc-jayrej?.
There are thousands of people &i th
North who are looking Southward for
homes, and very naturally suck peopl
are inauisitive in regard to the leaaKty in
which they may desire to locate Many
of these are good citizens, moral and in
dustrious, and would add muck to ths
material prosperity of- any Stato in which
they micht choose to setua. M.tn ties
shins o . permanently establish! laenv
selves in a new community also desire tho
assurance of peace and security of person
and property. It most be patent to every
one that the enormous fabrications and
monstrous misrepresentations m regard
to lawlessness and violence, so studiously
circulated by Brownlow's ntiig, the
Press and Times, and Memphis Post
and re-copied and disseminated-by th'o
New York Tribune throughout the
North, have done more than all other in
fluences combined to deter worthy men
from taking up their abode in oar State;
while, on tho other hand, they have
served as invitations to the carpeUbagger
and bummer the vulture and cormo
rant to flock down among 1 to take
advantage of our supposed disorder: We
aro led to these remarks by reading a
correspondence between a WcstPmu
delphian and tho Governor. Mr. John
P.,Tarrant, Under date-of November 30,
writes to his Excellency tb tell him the
trutn aoout matters uere. no na uearu
so much of cowhiding and bloodshed in
this section that he says
"Wo cannot exactly bring ourselves to
feel that our little ones would be safe, or
tho fruits of our labor secure, in a North
era senso, in East Tennessee, even if
Grant is elected."
So it seema tho torch-and-turpentino
articles of tho IVIiig, and iU co-laborers
in getting up Radical sensations and Kus
klux horrors, havo excited the fears of
Mr. Tarrant, which the Governor very
promptly proceeds to setatrest. .Hehed-
ges in handsomely on his editorials and
proclamations, and virtually says to his
correspondent, "pay no attention to what
l say in tho Whig about Kebel outrages.
I havo to write them to keep up the ex
citement and save the party. It's our
only hope, you see. But I can say to
you thero's no truth in it. These Rebels
aro the worst "cowed" people you over
say this is what tho Governor virtually
says, for hero is what he writes in reply:
"In reply to your letter 1 have to say,
nd I say it in candor East Tennessee,
abovo all places on earth, is the placo for
you and your colony. Wo are peaceable,
quiet, loyal and prosperous, and you
would be 'as saje here as you would
"The troubles and disturbances or
which you hear so much said are con
fined to Middle and West Tenne:::e,
where tho rebel mtluenco predominates.
Como out and see for your
selves, and you will be constrained to
say, in regard to tho advantages of our
country, as the Queen said to tho King,
the half has not been told !" "
These are eonsoling words. They
sound well. They read admiiably.
They will do the-anxious soul of Mr.
Tarrant much good.
But what will ho think wnen he turns
the sheet and reads the principal editorial
in the same paper that contains his letter?
A short timo ago, the Presbyterian
Church in Dandridgo was destroyed by
fire. Two correspondents furnished us
accounts of the disaster, the substance cf
which was published, to tho effect that
the cause of tho lire was unknown
though it was supposed to have origina
ted from the bursting of a lamp that had
not been wholly extinguished. . JTha op
(nituniiy for getting up a llrst-claba'
Kuklux sensation was not to be neglec
ted by tho Governor. So, in the same
copy of tho Whig that contains the
honeyed invitation to Tarrant and his
colony," ho charges tho wholo thing as
rebel outrage. We make a few extracts:
"Tho meeting ot Wednesday night was
taken up in discussing the free school
law of Tennessee and in unmasking the
plans of tho Rebels in the attempt new
making to repeal that law. Now their
wrath became rage. The church had, at
the closo of tho war, purged itself of a
nest of disloyal members, and Rebels had
endured it. Latterly tho basement has
been in uso for a school of colored chil
dren, and tho Rebels had not laid hands
upon it, except in tho trifling pleasantry
of stoning tlio teacher and the pupil! in
tho streets. Uut this loyal teachers' in
stitute, and this plain dealing with rutn
selling, was the "feather that broke tho
camel's back." So that night, at two
o'clock, in the midst of a strong wind
from the east, Hopewell Presbyte
rian Church was discovered to be on
"That samo night, at Chestnut Grove,
about three miles from Dandridge, an
other church in a radically loyal neigh
borhood was found to be on fire, by a
near neighbor, who happened to be up
on account of sickness in his family. Run
ning down to tho church, he found a fire
of fat pino knots in tho middle of iho
room, and a hole burnt through tho floor,
but was luckily able to put it out."
"All the work of the Rebels, of course !
This Christian article closes with tho
following extremely pious ejaclation, got
ten up in the very best stylo of Gov.
"O, that there was some way to make
tho property of rich Rebels pay for the
damage dono by I.ebel bato out-break-
ing in arson
Perhaps Muddy croek has
yet tho duty
beforo it of purging Dan-
What a hell wo havo in Tennossoe
through the senior editor's column !
What a paradise we enjoy through
Uncle Sam's mail bags ! Knoxville
Press and Herald, Dec. 17.
TIIE TRAGEDY IN FEX
The Stanford (Ky.) Banner of the
17th has additional particulars of the
Fentress county tragedy. It sayj:
The old lady and her daughter were
killed and a littlo child about two years
old. Tho littlo boy that was badly
wounded is in a fair way to recover. He
says that Lojston killed the young lady
and child and wounded him, and that two
women who were with Logston killed the
old lady. This little boy is only six
years old. After the Sheriff took the
murderer back, they took him to the
littlo boy, and tho child screamed and
shrank away from him.
By the laws of Tennessee, a ckild
under six years of age cannot testify, and
this littlo fellow is a few weeks under
that age. The'poople of Fentress county
say, however, that Logston shall be hug
in somo wa! Thoro wa3 anothor child
in the bed at the timo, but fortunately it
was not discovered by the murdering
demons. Logston nearly effected his
escape from jail a day or two after his re-
turn, but is now closely guarded. Tho
women aro also in jail.
Professor Carl Neuman, of Munich, a
diligent student of Chinese antiquities
and bibliography, has discovered from the
Chinese vcar-books that a company of
Buddhist priests ontered this vast conti
nent via Alaska a thousand years before
Columbus, and explored thoroughly and
intelligently tho Pacific borders, pene
trating into "the land of Fusung" for so
they called tho Aztec Territory, after the
Chinese name of tho Mexican aloe.
We would remind holders of Union
Bank notes that tbe time for their redemp
tion ceases on the 31st inst.
All notes not presented at the bank on
or before that dale are. forever barred, and
will be wortblese. dec 15 tilldec 31
THE ARKANSAS TROUBLES
Condition of Affairs In Wood
ruff, White and Jackson
The Country Cursed with
Reign of Terror Work
, for General Gillcm.
Tho subjoined extract from a private
letter from Des Arc by a business firm in
this city, contains, among other -facts al
ready given in tho Avalanche, much
relative to the troubles inthat Stato that
is quite interesting. It reveals a most
lamentable condition of affairs. The let
ter bears date the 10th :
"Matters aro in an awful state in this
region of country. The militia aro quars
tered on the citizens in Woodrun, .White
and Jackson counties, and are robbin
everybody. And unless something is
done by the United States government
tho btate of Arkansas is gone to the dogs.
Business is almost entirely suspended at
Augusta, and so-called Brigadier General
Upham, of the Arkansas State militia,
stakes all steamboats report to him. and
'does not allow any freight or passengers
to be received or discharged without his
special order. And he issues orders to
boats not to land anywhere without his
permission. V enly, be acts tno monarch
right royally. He has pressed every shot
gun and all the powder and shot in the
community, not leaving even a canister
in the hands of a merchant.
He took from Messrs. J. Simons Sc
Co., a fine carpet (11C yards) to carpet
his headquarters; and from the samo
housa ten barrels flour, thirtv nairs
'boots, fivo cases boots and shoes, coats,
pants, etc, ad libitum. From Messrs.
C. Berry & Co., he took ten bedsteads,
mattresses, bed clothing, etc. From the
shoemaker thcro (Augusta) ho took
thirty-six pairs boots. From Messrs.
Vaughn & Whitcomb, ten barrels of
flour and all their powder and shot. From
Hamilton & Penn, two hundred shot
guns and all their ammunition. Upham
went to a private house and "captured" .a
fine gun costing ono hundred and fifty
dollars. From another house ho seized
five sacks coffee, fivo barrels flour, sugar,
molasses, and all the powder and shot.
J. M. McCurdy has also suffered heavily.
Uolders Uo. received an order just be
foro I left to furnish two hundred and
fifty pairs boots and shoes. They have
seized soma fifteen or twenty horses,
robbed the farmers of corn, etc., killed
all the hogs in the vicinity, and arrested
many of the best citizens, and kept them
in custody for hours, then turning them
loose without explanation.
"Everybody who could get away has
left. Brownlow's thieves aro lambs com
pared with these scoundrels. God only
knows what will become of us if tho
United States government does not inter
fere." Now the statoment of this correspond
ent is that of everyone who writes or
comes from this Radical-cursed region.
An entiro community has been placed at
the mercy of armed marauders, incited
by cupidity and malice, and who scruplo
at no villainy in tho performance of their
work, of ruin and devastation. Yet Radi
cal journals in Tennessee chuckle over
these outrages, in tho name of "loyalty,"
and congratulate the country that "Reb
els" aro receiving their dues in Arkansas.
Why Gen. Gillern does not promptly
interpose his authority to restore quiet
seems almost inexplicable. It is enough
for him to know, without seeking to lo-
cato the blame, tbat a reign of terror
exists in territory under hu command.
Why does ho not act? Memphis. Ava
lanche, Dec. 17.
New Orleans, which had 350 police
men last year, now pays higher wages to
a force of COO men.
One hundred and twenty-six employes
of the New Orleans Customhouse have
A special funeral corrico in honor of
Rossini was celebrated in Florence, and
Parliament will pay tho bills.
Mr. Alexander H. Stephens announces
bis readiness to accept the Professorship
of belles-lettres in tb,e Georgia Univer-
8it3'- . ......
Barnum is in trouble with tno insur
ance companies, inoy say tno burn
ing of his museum was only a new hum
bug. The Rev. Mr. Hall, of Guilford, Cons
necticut, having recently taken a vast
deal more interest in politics than relig-
lon, has received notice to quit from his
N. D. Lepiller, of Boston, had, his
pocket picked in a Broadway stage, of
$5,000 in five-twenty bonds and $1,000
in currency, by a man who claimed to bo
Motley is to become a historical con
tributor to the Atlantic. Parton 13 to
write for tho January number a compo
sition on the "Mean Yankee at Home,"
which is advertised as "striking."
The residenco of Governor Crapo, at
Flint, Michigan, was assanlted, recently,
by a "lady," who claimed that it was tho
Goyernor'3 duty to redress -a guevance
which she had against her husband.
After knocking offseveral window blinds
with a largo club, sho was arrested and
sent to a House of Correction for four
The New York Tribune says of Sen
ator Morion's resumption bill : "lhe
tender-hearted genius who, fearing that
his dog couldn't bear the pain of having
his tail cut off all at onco, determined to
cut off half an inch per day is no7ongcr
unique. Senator Morton has outdone
him in' his own line.''
IHI'ORTANT CIITJKCII TASK DE
CIDED When tho Southern separation Jrom
the Methodist Episcopal Church took
placo, tho courts not only transferred all
tho church -property in those States to
tho "Methodist Church South," but allot
ted to them u pro rata share of tho enor
mous fund in the Book Concern. Since
tho rebellion a case has arisen in Virginia
of somo interest. Dr. Lanahan, now one
of the book agents in New York, was in
1865 a presiding elder of Winchester
(Va.) district, and, in pursuanco of a
regular appointment, was in tho pulpit of
the church at Winchester on Sunday
morning. While waiting for the timo lo
open the service, Rev. Norval Wilson, of
the Church South, entered and took
possession, and conducted the meeting,
announcing that ho would do so twice
each Sunday thereafter. Dr. Lanahan
stated to tho congregation that, for the
sake of order, he had submitted to tho
Tho church has sinco remained in pos
session of. the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and Mr. Wilson and his friends
have prosecuted a suit for the recovery
of tho property, which bad been in their
hands from 1841 lo the beginning of tho
rebellion. The caso was finally decided
last week by Judge Parker, in favor of
tho present occupants. His decision is
based upon the deed of conveyance,
which recites tuat the property was con
veyed to trustees for the benefit of "the
congregation of the Methodist Episcopal
Church in the town of Winchester and
vicinity." The amount of property in
dispute was about twenty-four thousand
dollars. The judge decrees that tho bill
of the plaintiffs (Church South) be dis
missed, This is ono of several decisions
of liko import recently made in Virginia
and Maryland, all of them in favor of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. Keio
a. -arlj- or Americans Witness the
Great Eruption Tlio Asceut-MHoie
Approach to the Lava Current A
MghtScenooa the Mouiitaln Side.
Correspondence of the New York World.
,Madetd;Nov. -23. T.ho daily bulletin
jrom v esuvius became so exciting that a
host of strangers were, liko myself, at
traded thither from Rome. Wo started.
a party of four, by. Thursday's train, and
arrived in a down-pour of rain that al
most prevented our seeing the mountain,
wnen, alter passing the Caserta station,
we strainedour vision into tho thjekmist
in a vain, hope of .discerning the well
known outline of the Somma and of Ve
suvius.- J AU that met our. eyes just be
fore reaching the last stations on the line
was a dim clow reflected on a mass of
cloud, suggesting a hidden treasure veiled
from sight. Tha window of my room at
the Hotel Washington, on the Strada
Chiatomonc, looked directly across the
bar to the volcano, and as the rain sub-
sided and the clouds disappeared soma-
what, tbe encct became hourly more
illing and fascinating. It was ar
ranged that the following eveninc we
should join a party in tho ascent. Among
mesa were Dr. .Lyman, the American
clergyman resident in Rome, and his wife
and daughter; Mrs. Gould, wife of the
physician, also resident in Rome; Mr.
Aiaiuand, the .nglish clergyman in JSa
pies, and" one " or' two'more. "Unfortu;
nately the weather continued stormy, and
with considerable misgivings we left the
hotel, by the advice of the propria
etor, in carriages, which most of us
believed would take us as far as
the Hermitage. But when we got a
short distance beyond Resina, we
found horses and guides prepared to take
possession of us. We remonstrated, but
ware informed that onco people did go
carriages up to the Hermitace. but
tbat stneo the great eruption in 1858 the
road bad been entirely broken up by the
vast streams of lava that had crossed it
in various places. The rain had stopped,
and after much deliberation and contend
ing opinions, we finally resolvedo defy
tho weather, and get ourselves into the
saddle and began the difficulties of the
ascent. It was then still daylight, but
night overtook us beforo we reached our
destination. The wind always increas
ing, blew clouds of ashes in our faces and
got so violent tbat all attempts to shield
off tho cinders with umbrellas were futile
and only led one into confusion and
harder struggles with the enemy. Our
guides bent their heads to the storm, and
laid their faces close against the horses
necks, who were thus left to their own
wect wills, and this, as wo were being
conducted past the most perilous places
along the narrowest and roughest paths,
did not contribute to one's feeling of se-
curity. There was nothing for it but to
screw; one's courage to tbe utmost and
trust wo might get up safe somehow.
How thankful we felt when the Hermit
age, a miserable enough sort of shelter
ing place, was attained. Wo all assem
bled in a dreary room to arrange what
should be done next. It was agreed, in
the first place, to recruit our exhausted
spirits by discussing tho contents
of a basket which had been sent
forward from the hotel, and, very
carefully shaking tbe various packets ;
freo from an accumulation of ashes, we
.fortified ourselves therewith, and then .
felt encouraged to encounter tho wind
ones more. It was decided that it would
bo insanity to attempt the ascent of the
cone, and so we were fain to content our
selves with braving the cinder showers
which persistently enveloped us, stand
ing on an abrupt ridge near at hand.
Across this we looked upon a ravine
through which a lava sea was ro!ling(
sullenly down the mountain side. Our
faces glowed with tho heat of the fiery
mass beneath, above, and around us, atd
now and then tho smoko and solid cinder-clouds
cleared off for a moment suf
ficiently to allow of our seeing, as well as
our smarting eyes would permit, the
cono and other openings from which the
destructivo flood was making good its
way, thundering down into the glowing
ravines. Down in tho valley, overy now
and then somo small cabin or tree, catch
ing theflro, blazed up brightly and then
died down into the Idrid glow of that.
Titanic furnance. After about half an
hour's struggro to see and admire, in spito
of the furious wind and driving ashes, we
resolved on an effort to achieve some
thing further, and by advice of the chief
guide scrambled; down a steep path about
a mile, to a point where tho lava current
might be approached closely with com
parative safety. I was dragged up like
tho rest, on to a precipitous, dangirous
looking heap of smoking lava, dating in
existence some twentyfour hours, hot to
the touch and most oppressive to the
smell from the fumes of sulphur and
bitumen that rose from its fiery fissures.
Some of our party actually sat down on
its unpleasant surface. 1 confess that. I
descended as quickly as I could secure a
guide's assistance, feeling certain mi3-giv-ings
with regard to my boots which, on ex
amination next morning, I found were by
no means unwarranted. Still, as ,an
episode in that wild night's experience,
as a realization of a material pandemo
nium, I am by no means sorry we "did it."
About nine o'clock we mounted our
steeds for the descent. Fortunately, this
was much less alarming than we had an
ticipated, and the UariDg torches, borne
aloft by the guides, lighted up tho scene
and added to its strange, romantic char
acter. Onco more we passed across that
black, undulating mass of the lava still
seething beneath a few inches of incrus
tation. Tall aloes crowned tho winding
heights, beneath which wo passed ; and,
looking out in tho darkness every now
and again, wo caught a glimpso of the
work of destruction in the path of the
. sl -r sj.t
lava current, anu wero miormeu uy tno
guides of tho amount of mischief already
done. A hundred and fifty houses of
various sizes, a church, aero, upon aero of
vineyards and olive-grounds, had already
been its prey. But they hoped it had
already reached its limits and would pro
gress no further this time. Wo found
our carriages waiting for us, and reached
tho hotel beforo midnight, almost too
excited to think of sleep or to turn away
from tho scene the distant volcano pre
sented to our sight. Wo had proposed
returning the following evening to Portici
and making for tho spot which the lava
had reached; but, on being assured that
tho smoke and ashes would effectually
prevent our seeing much, we postponed
the excursion. Sinco when, tho danger
being arrested and the excitement great
ly diminished, wo concluded to relinquish
a second visit to Vesuvius.
EAST TENNESSEE CORN CltOl'
NIIIPaENTH LAST YEAR.
Wo obtain tho following from the
Athens (Tcnn.) Post of yesterday:
We learn from a correct source that,
during the present year, there have bean
shippeiWown tho Tennosseo river and its
tributaries to Chattanooga, of the crop of
1807, 750,000 bushels of corn. Up tho
river, from tho country below Chattanoo
ga, to tho samo point, 50,000 bushels.
During the samo period thero were re
ceived at Chattanooga, from Middle Ten
sessee, over tho Nashvillo and Chatta
nooga road, 747,900 bushels making
over a million and a half bushels corn
received at Chattanooga and sent South
during tho period mentioned. To this we
may add that during a portion of tbo time
from thirty to fifty car loads per day were
received at Dalton, over the East Ten
nessee and Georgia railroad, We also
learn that a considerable amount of the
samo product, grown in upper East Ten
nessee, found a mSrket in tbe other direc
tion. From the additional .number of
acres planted and gathered in 1868, the
shipments of corn ' from East Tennessee
next year will be still heavier.
the Onondaga Indians.
Tl o Orceii-Corn Festival or Saeeotaah
Daaee CHrloBS Proceedings.
Doesticks, hearing that the In
dians were going to dance the green-
corn dance, concluded thathe would i
go to tne spectacle, bo he rode to
the Reservation one fine morning,
and, by the way was shown what
was said to be a hog. Doesticks I
thought it looked very much like a I
hyena, and would be able to iumn
likf n. IrnnornrArt TtaKAlirwoa-oKAiif
as thick as an ordinary case-knife,
and its noSA nlmnat. na Inntroo tlio
of the animal which was about to
uevour jLiiuic riea uiaing .Hood, or
the stories JIr. Sylvanus Cobb wrote I
for the New York Ledger. Pretty
soon oner seeing thehog, Doesticks
arrived at the vastle alias the Coun
cil-House, afiTw the Bie Wiswam. a
tong, low, wooden buildinc: with i
two chimneys, some half-dozen win
do wff and two adverse doors, like a
Doesticks thought he Tyould walk
in. Walked in. Saw same long
oenches, some Indians and some
large copper kettles filled with some
thing that looked like potable soud.
Walked ont Saw a- large i iron kettle
uued with some more soup, and a
big Indian, lying on the grass with a
long tin horn. Dig Iniiian said noth
ing, and Doesticks said, "When will
the dance begin?" Indian said,
Pretty soon," and then, being over
come by the effort, he stretched him
self at full length, as though he was
going to imitate the renowned Rip
Van Winkle himself. Then Doe
sticks concluded to walk up the lane.
Then the sun shone firing hoL
Then Doesticks walked down the
lane. Foundmore Indians and was
much struck by their costumes anil
complexions. Some had on tight
pants of some colors; some had on
loose pants of some other colors.
Some had crowns with feathers, some
had crowns without feathers: one
iiau a rcu eye anu a uiacic eye, wnue
another had a red eye and a black
eye and a striped chin ; a sprinkling
of horse-tails, sleigh'-bells and deer's
claws renders the toggery complete ;
and the dancers are ready to dance.
Doesticks saw an Indian take down
a long-necked turtle shell filled with
brick-bats and gravel saw another.
Indian take down a bit of pine
board with a knot hole in the !
middle heard some one sav thev
were musicians saw them get J
begin to drum : they drummed first
along pretty considerably fast, they
then drummed faster, then they
drummed at the rate of 2 :40, when
turtic-sneu Indian began to sing,
and the Indians all began to dance.
At first they danced on one foot,
then danced on the other foot, then
. I. : .1 l . xi. 1 1 . I
while their arms performed all sorts j
oi mysterious gesticulations, uu
Doesticks, afraid of being in the j
way, concluded to abdicate the cas
tle and watch the cabalistic celebra
tion from a safe position on the an
terior portion of the aforementioned
building. The Indians danced
through several dances
firrurce, -aml'thc-aqnawa several dan
ces, all of the very samo figures
what sort of figures these were, the
goddess Terpsichore alone knows,
but Doesticks thinks they were ac
tive, eccentric, regular, moderate,
most antique figures. Indians are
mortal, and must be fed. So about
noon the dancing ceased, and then
preparations Jbr a feast were in the
ascendant. Doesticks reckoned that
with the exception of some ripe,
mellow cucumbers, the dinner for
the banqueters promised to be of
rather a homogeneous and monoto
nous character, so far as the nature
of the different dishes was concerned.
They had corn boiled, corn boiled
in the husk, corn boiled on the
cob, com soup, corn succotash,
copper-kettle corn, iron-kcttle com
and corn bread. Doesticks, though
a great Grahamist and quite fond of
succotash and hominy, did not stay
to dinner, but was told by a friend,
that the Aborigines had a right
"simon pure" sumptuous sort of a
time, to which he replied with a hearts
bursting with affection for the ac-
complished "Onondagas," all right
very good he hoped they would
live to do well, and that he might
see them dance the "war dance" at
the New Year's festival, when the.
doughty warriors, painted in a yery
frightful and dangerous mannar,!
flourish their big knives and toma
hawks and enliven the performance
with the weird and bloody war
whoop, until one would shudder all
over like an old fashioned grist mill
and the blood fairly curdle at the
tragical appearance of these Iro
quois braves invincible and fierce
And Doesticks furthermore hopes
that at the grand winding up of the
feast a bran new dish of chow.chow
might be introduced with approprit
ate ceremony, and the aforesaid
long-nosed, long-legged, shaggy,
slab-sided, thoroughbred porker
roasted a la barbecue, should be
brought in by way of accompani
ment. BOLD CONFIDENCE GAME.
X Deep-Lal4 Scheme to Victimise
Ilanka Singular Coincidence.
On Monday last an old and respectable
looking man called upon the firm of
Messrs. Tapp, Walsh & Berry, of this
city, introducing himself as R. S. Morgan,
a farmer from Uartford, Conn. He pro
duced a letter of recommendation from
the firm of Anthony & Hall, of New
York, and requested Mr. Tapp to intro
duce and vouch for him at the Mer
chants' Bank, as he desired to get a
check of $1,550 cashed. The check was
drawn. by the Union National Bank of
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on the Suf
folk National Bank, of Boston.
Mr. Tapp informed the strange old gen
tlsman that he did not recognize the
signature of Messrs. Anthony & Hall'
but would introduce him at the Mer
chants' Bank, whero he would no doubt
be ablo to establish the name of the firm,
and get tbe check cashed. Ue was ac
cordingly taken to tho bank by Mr. Tapp ;
but they declined cashing the chick, and
Mr. Morgan left it, promising to call again
in a few days. In the meantime, Mr.
Tapp telegraphed to the firm of Anthony
& Hall, in New York, and yesterday re
ceived a telegram in reply, stating tbat
they knew no such man as R.S. Morgan,
and that the letter referred to was a base
forgery. This, of course, settled Mr.
What is particularly strange about this
bold attempt at swindling is the fact that
the same game was tried at Memphis, on
last .Friday, as we learn from the Ava
lanchc of that city. Louisville Demo
crat, Dec.18. ,
Mary , Han is has got judgment of
$2,500 against her brothers, in a St.
Louis court, for defaming h" character.
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IX NEW YORK,
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IN ALL KINDS OF
O RlESS CaOC DSt
New Stylea.Paria Cloaks,
Elegant Paris Shawls,
Beautiful Fur Cloak1
Brocade Silka at $25, wortk
Melange Poplins at 37$ caata,
worth 75 cts.
Kept Poplins at 37$ cts.,, worth
Embroidered Poplins at 50 cts.
worth $2 00,
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Poplin and Merino Plaids,
Beautiful New Prints,
Rich Sash and Neck Ribbons,
Elegant Sable and Cheap Purs,
Bargains in Hosiery, ;
Bargains in Gloves,,
Cheap Canton Flannels,
Fine Bed Blankets,
Cloakings of all kinds,
Bleached Muslins at N. York
All of which will bb sold
greatly below value, as we
have determined to
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