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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, PEIDAY, FEBRUARY 5,.. 1869.
NEW SEKJESr-NO. 137."
Pardon of Dr. Mmld.
Letter of DIstiiiKuislicd Tcnnes-
scans to the Tribune.
Frightful Accident at Montreal.
Bloody; Occurrence at a
Politics in Georgia and Virginia
Female Suffrage in Missouri.
ET TUK SOUTHERN, ATLANTIC 1KD PACIFIC LIST
Varlona Personal nnd Pollllcnl Affairs
Special to the Union and, American.
Washington, Pch. 4. The Senate
l'ostoffico Committee to-day beard nr
gument from Mr. Orton against, and
from Messrs. Hubbard and E II. Desby
iu furor of the postal telegraph. The
committee will stand by their previous
action, having already reported in favor
of the postal telegraph. The subject
of the length of span of bridges over
the Ohio river is still before the House
Committee on Roads and Canals.
Ohio river men, fearing that they can"
not persuado the committee or Congress
to establish the 500 feet span, are will
ing to compromise on 400 feet. The
case, thus far, is favorable to smaller
spans, and it is doubtful whether the
commiftee will recommend any change
There will certainly be no opposition to
the report on the bill this session, unless
the committee can secure, by unanimous
consent, the suspension of rules on
Dr. Mndd's pardon will be issued to
day or toMnorrow.
Quite an exciting scene occurred in tho
House this afternoon during the discus
eion of-tho Indian appropriation bill.
Holbrook, delegate from Idaho, while
speaking in defense of tho Indian bureau,
alluded to certain remarks of General
Butlor, pronouncing them false, and that
the latter knew them to be so. The
Speaker called him to older, and his
words were taken down.
Garfield offered a resolution of consure
which was carried unanimously.
The town talk to-day is tho fashiona
ble wedding last night, of Comstock, of
Grant's staff, to Miss Blair, and tho pres-.
enco of Grant at tho wedding and at
Montgomery Blair's residence afterwards.
Croakers think this is the first act of the
Blair family to securo a foothold with the
A delegation of Pcnnsylvanians wero
here yesterdry urging Grant to appoint
ExiGov. Curtin to a Cabinet position,
but they left without any definite ani
swer from the President elect.
Homo and ForHcn Intelligence.
Special to the Union and American.
New Yoke, Feb. 4. During tho storm
last uight tho lightning struck Henry
Hamilton'a dwelling house near Waver
ley, N. and set it on firo. burning it
to the ground Near the samo placo a
barn belonging to C. V. Kettles, was also
struck and burned and three horses
Still another man, said to bo the
Kogera' murderer, was arrested last
night near lxng Branch. The detectives
say they have been searching for him
for a whole month.
The Paris journal, La Franco, in an ar
tide on Gen. Grant and the incoming ad
ministration, expresses the hope that tho
new President will avoid putting at the
head of affairs men who, like Secretary
Seward, may be induced to throw them
helves into the embraces of tho Russian
despotism or into thoso of European
demagogues. In the opiuion of that pa
per the Czar of Russia and Garibaldi's
alliance must cqnm be shunned.
1 he Nin says that the representatives
of Cuban revolutionists who arc seeking
belligerent rights iu the United Ptates
have met with but little encouragement
from the present administration, but will
probibly find Gen. Grant and the new
Secretary of State friendly to their
The printers' strike ended jijrconces
sion of new prices by the' Transcript
Association owned by the City Hall ring.
TO TuK ASSOCIATED rBES3 ET T1IS WEStKKK
Btfsstsalnpl Bccoastrncllou Removal
WAsiiiNQTOK, Feb. 4. Tho Commit
tee on Reconstruction wero lowdav to
have decided definitely as to restoration
oi Mississippi to tho Union, but postponed
action in consequence of information that
anotner delegation is now on its way to
The committoo has decided toTODorta
bill removing political disabilities from a
number ol persons in tho South.
Mr. Holbrooke, deleeato from Idaho.
having used grossly insultinsr lanruace to
air. sutler, in tho discussion of the In
dian appropnatson, was brought boforo
tho committoo of the House in charge of
tho oergeant-at-Arms, and eevcroly cen
sured by Speaker Collar.
Ihe Committee on Ways and Means
has agreed to report tho bill introduced
by Bchenck on the 20th January, to
strengthen the public credit, and relating
to contracts tor tho payment of com,
pledging tho faith of the United States to
tho payment of bonds in coin.
TIio President has directed the At
torney General to make a report in the
case of Dr. Mudd as pertaining to pardon.
The friends of Mudd say they havo no
doubt ho will soon bo set at liberty.
This belief is based upon what the Presi
dent told them.
Letter ofTcunesscnns t. tlto Trlbuno
Senator Ilendersun (lone to Cuba
New Yobk, Feb. L Senator Hender
son, of Maine, arrived in town yesterday
and leaves by the Morocastle for Cuba
to day for the benefit of his health.
The Tribune prints a lettor from Ex-
Gov. Brown and Ex-Senator Foote and
others of Tennessee, concurring in its
views of universal amnesty and impar
The Times says of the recent develop
ments relative to evasions of international
revenue taxes in "Wall street, that when
Mr. Webster came into office a few
months ago he found a large class of peo
ple who claimed to be brokers and who
had taken out brokers' license, which is
fifty dollars, who were in reality bankers
and ought properly to have been paying
liconse as such, which is one hundred
dollars, and two dollars per thousand on
all over fifty thousand dollars' capital.
Many brokers and largo stocks and
banking houses reported no capital at all,
and none returned any deposits as
Mr. Webster's purpose is to mske these
people pay their arrearago during the
past fifteen months. Several houses
have already come forward to comply
with tho .assessor's views of the case. If
Webster's ruling is sustained, that the
law imposes a tax of one twenty fourlh of
one per cent, on tho capital employad as
applicable to the daily temporary loans
negotiated by brokers upon stocks, gold,
etc., the income ftom this sou rso in Mr.
Webster's district, will be over three
millions of dollars added to tho public
F. B. Pinto, the Park Bank robber, was
yesterday sentenced to five years in tho
A resident of Brooklyn, recently, while
laboring under the insane idea that somo
ono was trying to rob him, took his watch
and $400 out on the street and gave them
to tho first stranger ho met, and the
stranger has not yet returned them,
although tho Brooklynite has become
There is at present, st the Toombs,
twelve murderers, two of whom aro wo
men. Most of tho prisoners wero ar
rested during the past month.
Tho annual report of tho Metropolitan
Police shows that there wero G3.451 ar
rests made during the past year, of which
21.0GS were females. Of these arrests
seventy-eight wore for murder.
It is stated that additional facts have
been obtained clearly establishing that
Maher now under arrest was the mur
derer of Rogers. Among them it will
be established that the coat given Maher
was worn by tho accused on the morn
ing of the perpetration of the stabbing.
Snowstorm commenced hero this noon.
The thunder storm extended throughout
New England last night. A heavy snow
fell in ilaino and Ithodo Island.
Thomas O'Callahan, ox-Collector In-
tirnal Revenue, Ninth District, and John
Ulrich, distiller, havo been arrested and
held in $10,000 bail for trial on a charge
of revenue frauds.
Tho Chamber of Commerce to-day,
adopted resolutions recommending Con
gress to pass a bill forbidding secret sales
of gold by the Government,
TlieNen Part- Moemeut.
Richmond, Feb. 1. A meeting of na
tive Virginians was held in Nottoway
county, today, which included farmers
and professional men. Resolutions wero
adopted indorsing the new movement and
eprecating further resistance to the re
construction acts, and resolving the meet
ing into a political organization with the
name of the Republican party. This is
the first movement of this kind in the
Sleeting ol tho Urnntl Lodge I. O. O
Trial or n Wtfe Murderer.
Special to the Union and Amerioan.
Boston, Feb. 4 The annual session
of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows is in
progress in this city. Thero is a largo
attendance and much business of import
ance to tho brotherhood ising trans
acted. Robert D. Kike is on trial to-day at
Fitchburg for murdering his wile by ad
ministering poison. He was criminally
intimate with his daughter-in-law and
murdered his wifo to gel rid of her. Evi
dence is strong against him.
'I lie rxrcutluii !' l.cuU linvlfi.
Special to the Union and American.
Clevkland, ()., Feb. 4. Lewis Davis,
who was executed to-day for tho murder
or David P. Skinner, of Independence,
Cuyahoga county, on the 12th of last
September, was twenty-six years old,
He had bright black eyes, black hair,
handsome features, n fine form, and uas,
withal, an exceedingly good-looking
young mau. A petition for a commutation
of his sentence to imprisonment for life
was presented to Gov. Hayes on Monday,
but he refused to interfere wilh tho
courso of the law. The Rev. Mr. Wash
burn, pastor of Grace Church, presented
tho petition, and on Tuesday ho informed
Davis of the failure of his mission. The
doomed man received tho news with
A AuukIiI) riu. i:iien.
Special to the Union and American.
Chicago, 1'ob. 4 'Iho elopment of
Henry Pike, nephew of Samuel N. Pike,
with u fashionable dress-maker, leaving
hii wifn destitute, excites tho gceaipsa
grentdeul Hie deserted wife ltf ye
teiiUy for Philadelphia, where lie
What tbo Legislature Is Doing.
Atlanta. Feb. 4. In tho Senate, tho
resolution authorizing Messrs. Brown,
'arrott and Alexander H. Stephens to
proceed to Washington and represent
the true state ot an airs tj congress ana
ascertain what solution of the caso can
be had which will be satisfactory to Con
gress and compatible with their duties as
Southorn Senators and Representatives,
Too House refused to refer the elijri-
bility of negroes to tho Judiciary Com
mittee The question whether any nddi
tional Ionization is nocessary to bring
tho question of netfro eligibility before
the Supreme Court now in session was
'lltB I.-;l!lnlure ami KallrouUt.
C'hicauo, Feb. 4 In the Legislature
to-day u joint reroluliun was passed
submitting to the people amendments to
the Illinois constitution, that the Legis
Mure tthull have no power to release the
lllinoi-t Central Ivailroad Irani the pay
uit'iit ol auy tux nn gmss receipts 1 1 is
positively assorted in Springfield, that
Guv. rainier will veto tho bill to regulate
Proceedings lu the Ncnatc.
Washington, Feb. 4. Tho chair pro
sentedtho credentials of D. W. Tipton
senator from Nebraska.
Mr. Nyo presented tho credentials of
W. btuart, Senator elect from Nevada.
Tho constitutional am end m on t pamo
up at tho expiration of the morning
Pending tho amondmont it was moved
by Mr. Stewart to substitulo for joint
resolution, as it passed tho Houso tho
report of tho Judiciary Committco of tho
Senate. Tho right oi citizens to vote and
hold office shall not bo denied or abridged
bv the United States or any State on
account of race, color, and previous con
dition of servitude.
Mr. Gray mado an claborato vindica
tion of tho rcpresontativo lrom uonnccti
cut, in which Mr. Dixon had spokon of it
as a rotten borrougu.
Mr. Schcnck said ho was instructed by
tho Ways and Means Committeo to pro
. " . mm. . .
pose there bo no action to.-nigut on the
tax bill, as tho whisky and tobacco
amendments wero not yet printed and
tho committee wanted to raise them, but
that the evening session should be held
for general debate. - Agraed to.
Amendments leportod by Uommittoe
of tho Whole, to the Indian approprhv
tion bill, was taken up and acted on by
tho House. After an excited discussion
the bill passed.
Morton prepared thereloro, an alurnia-
tive amendment.declaring who shall have
the right of suffrage, making it uniform,
and leaving nothing on tho subjoct open
to forced construction, or to tho construc
tion of any Slate.
Warner read an argument in lavor of
an affirmative amendment.
The Senate took up and passed tho bill
to provide for tho expenses of the patent
office for January and February, 18G9.
Williams offered the iollowing amend
ment, upon which he will speak to-mor
row : uongress snail nave power 10 aoo:
ish or modify any restoration of rights, to
vote or hold oilico, prescribed by the con
stitution or laws of any State.
Mr. Cottell introduced a bill toprovide
for the conversion of registered bond3 of
the U.. S. into coupon bonds, which was
referred to the Committee on Finance. It
authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury
to issue upon such terms, and under such
regulations as ho may from time to
time prescribe coupon bonds in exchange
for lieu of registered bond3 which have
been or may hereafter bo lawfully issued,
such bonds to be similar in all respects
to coupon bonds issued under acts
authorizing the issue of registered bonds
offered for exchange.
Mr. Howe, from the Committee on
Claims, reported favorably on the bill to
pay loyal citizens in States lately in re
bellion, for services in taking the United
States of 1800.
Prooceeitlugii lu the Uonie.
After tho reading of the journal, the
Sergcant-at arms appeared at the door of
tho Houso wilh Henry Johnson, tho wit
ness committed yesterday to his keeping.
Ho having tcstitiod before the committee
on the New York olection frauds, was dis
charged from custody.
Floronce Scournell was also brought
to tho bar of the Houso and discharged.
Mr. Schenck offered tho following
Resolved, That James h. Wilson, of
Iowa, and John V. Pruyn, of New
York, be appointed tellers on tho part of
the Houso of Reprcscntatiues, to count
electoral votes for President and Yico
President of the United States.
Tho Speaker stated that for obvious
reasons, tho Uhair desired tho House to
take the responsibility of making thoso
bonate joint resolution in directing
tho Secretary of tho intorior to annul
the stationery contract with Dempfey Si
O'Tool was passed, with amendment
striking out tho direction giving contract
to Mather .v islanchard.
Senate joint resolution authorising the
trausfer of certain appropriations, part
of which is made for public printing,
building, and engraving, was passed.
bsnate joint resolution extending to
reconstructed States tho benefits of tho
Agricultural College. Tho bill was re
torrcd to the Committee on rublic Lands.
Senate bil to amend the act of Feb
ruary IS, 1SG2, .to prohibit Coolie trade
fn India ships was passed.
Fatal Oenirreiiee at a Fair.
Memphis, Feb. 1 A terrible affair oc
curred at the Catholic fair last night, in
which William Rice, a well known
sporting man, formerly of New Orleans,
was stabbed and probably mortally
wounded by a drunken man named Tim
McGrath, who was arrested after a ter-
riblo resistance, and only after being
knocked senseless by the police
three of them had been badly cut
Grath was committed to jail.
The t lt'i Tor lYmalit SullVae.
St. Louis, Feb. 4. A delegation of
prominent ladies of St. Louis anived at
Jefferson City yesterday, with a petition
from tho W oman's hullrago Association ol
Missouri, asking the Legislature to pro
vide for an amendment of the Stato c.on-
sUtufioii, so as to strike tho word male
from that instrument. I ho petition will
bo presented this evening, at which limo
addresses will bo made by somo of the
ladies on tho subject of female sullrago.
The House yesterday passed a bill
which provides that any joint stock com
pany association from another State trans
acting bur.iness in this State, may sue or
be sued in tho courts ol Ibis Mate.
Aftor the adjournment of the Woman's
Rights' Convention, tho suffrage petition
was circulated and Gov. McClurg, Lieut.
Gov. Stonard and somo seventy or oighty
Senators and Representatives signed it,
which almost assures that an amendment
to the constitution striking out the word
malo, will be submitted to the people as
a separata proposition at the next general
Connecticut Itcnnltllcitii Mule ": veil
New n.vvEN Feb. 3 Tho Republican
State Convention met hero to-day, Gen.
it. iiawley presiding, ihe lollowmc
aro the nominations : Governor Mar
shall Jewott, Lieutenant Governor,
Francis Wayland , Secretary of State,
Hiram Apploman , Treasurer, David P
Nicholson; Comptroller, J. W. Manning.
Resolutions wero adopted declaring
the confidence of tho convention in Gen.
Grant, and pledging him their support,
ana nf-King iuii ireeaom ana citizenship
for all citizens, and that the conditions
of suffrage shall apply to all men, con
demning repudiation and corruption, nnd
demanding that the national debt shall
be paid in gold, except when the original
contract omerwiae proviues.
They also call lor tho exercise of tho
strictest economy in the management of
tho governmen, oppose all subsidies and
appropriations to enterprises outside of
the indispensable machinery of tho gov
ernment, ask an impartial collection of
taxes, and an honest application of tho
funds so collected to the reduction of
tho national debt also a resumption of
specie payment, a uuiform currency, and
the removal of taxation from labor aud
the necessaries of life. Thoy congratu
late the State on its good credit, and call
for ii more rigid economy m the admin.
iteration of its auairs, renew thanks to
the soldiers and sailors, and express
sympathy with those who have sub
fered bereavement iu the cause of the
country, us-sert that the purity of tho
uaiini-Mox is iiiiuspensauie to the tier-
iictuity of republican institutions, and
hcnrtilyiindorse the candidates nominated
by the convention.
London, I'eb. 4 Dispatches from
Athens announeotho probable adherence
of tireiCK to the protocol ot iho confer
Pauls, Feb. 4. Lato South American
nows say it is reported that a Brazilian
forcohasgono to Ascension to establish
a provisional government.
London, Feb. 4. Tho appeal recently
mado in the caso of Caslello, tho Ameri
can citizen convicted of complicity in
foreign revolts has been denied.
Maiibid, Fob. 4 Bands of Carlista
have made their appearaco in Catalona.
Tho come from tho Valley of Anderan
and seek lo produce a rising against the
provisional government, Troops havo
been sent out to disperso them. The
pross of the city fearing civil war, urgo
tho government to tako active measures
and prepare to unite against the reac
Havana, Feb. 4. Nothing is Tuiown
of military operations. It is reported
that Gen. Augustino Aranga of tho revo
lutionary forces, has beon assassinated by
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Pailuros among merchants in Minnoso
ta aro daily reported.
Spanish republicans request tho ab
solute separation of Church and State.
Gov. Hawley declines to bo a candi
date for Congress in tho nartford (Conn.)
A thoughtful observer is puzzled by
finding that for a burlesque to be com-,
plctely successful it must havo a break
Rev. Dr. Huntington, of Boston, has
reconlly been elected bishop of tuo-iipis-
copal Dioceso of Central New York. Ho
The large Newton cotton factory near
Covington, Ueorgia, was burned a low
days ago, throwing many operatives out
Don Piatt went to call on Senator Sher
man New Year's day, and had the pleas
ure of hearing the servant announce him
as "Damned Pirate."
The tunnel under tho Chicago River is
not popular with well dressed Chicagoans
on account of the constant drippincr of
dirty water lrom above.
Baron Erlinger, the husband of John
Slidell's oldest daughter, will visit New
York and Washington, with his wifo and
sister-in-law, in April next.
Wo havo acquired another Indian war.
The red -skins in Alaska have hoisted the
flag and bidden Gen. Jeff. C. Davis and
his squad of soldiers defiance.
Tho small-pox lias mado its appear
ance in Pendleton county, Kentucky.
Tim j1!sn.OA nnn ! .l 1 1. 1 i I
AW L.U1I1CTU IUCIU, 11 13 Up-
posed, by persons from Covington.
Gon. Schcnck, in announcing 01 Satur
day that "most of the lobbyists aro sim
ply swindlers," did a good work, and hit
some ex-Congressmen right between the
Government officers have seized the
large distillery of A. Bloffers, in New
York, on tho ground that tho alleged
owners were engaged in defrauding the
government of tax on whisky.
Reports aro current in Springfield and
Quincy, Illinois, that Hon. J. N. Morris,
of the latter city, has boon tendered the
portfolio of the Interior Department The
Illinois blate Register credits tho ru
Thore are about ninety registered dis
tilleries in the Soventh Kentucky Dis
trict going into operation just as fast as
possible under the law. During Decem
ber last thirteen distilleries in that dis
trict produced 555,809 gallons of proof
The latest nows from the Red River
settlement represents that the distress
among settlers has not been exggcrated,
and that serious apprehensions are enter
tained that there will be many deaths
C .1 1 - . , . - .
iruiu starvation anu uisiress caused by
nsufficient food, before tho close of
It is tcported that a secret organization
called the "Grand Army of Palostino,"
is now in courso ot formation m New
York city. The object of tho association
is to unite with any power that may
make war upon Turkey, and to aid in
driving tho followers of Mahommed back
into Central Asia. Not onlv South
eastern Europe, but Asia Minor, is to be
cleared of the Turk. Tho organization
in Now York comprises Russians and
Greeks principally, but natives of other
European countries are enlisted in the
TIIK EXTRA TENNESSEE!
Puor Hamilton to be l.elt Out In the
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Qaictte.
Washington, Feb. 2. Mr. Shellabar-
ger to-day submitted a report to the
Committeo on Elections,, which he had
been appointed to preparo upon the pecu
liar case of Hamilton, of Tenncsseo, who
was elected to Congress in November last,
from that blato as a member at large, un
der a joint resolution of tho Legislature,
on the ground that tho State was entitled
to a ninth member on tho account of the
slaves mado citizens and voters. Ten-
nessee claims that her caso is distin
guishable from other reconstructed
States, her emancipation having
been by the voluntary act of her
poople, while other slaves wero emanci
pated later, and by Federal coercion.
Tho committco held that the constitu
tion itself makes all apportionments, both
in substance and detail, leaving to Con
gress no discretion except as to the ag
gregate of membership of tho House, and
in disposing of inevitablo fractions in
States. They find that tho rulo of tho
constitution prohibits Congress from
granting Mr. Hamilton a scat, while it
denies a similar representation lo other
freed people, becauso the constitution and
practice of Congress thereunder fix the
following laws of apportionment : First,
that apportionments must be such that
every one of the several States shall have
assigned to it all the Representatives
it is entitled to. Second, that thia
assignment of its representation to every
State must be based on tho number of its
people, and can not be based on the
notions of Congress about the past merits
of the people. Third, that even if Con
gress conld distinguish tho case of Ten
nessee, and reward by an additional
Representative the abolition of slavery
there, because it was voluntary in that
State and involuntary in others, yet the
committee fail to find tho historic fact to
be, as claimed by Tennessee, that her
emancipation was unaided by tho forco
of Federal authority, they deeming the
abolishment of slavery as one act
throughout the nation. Many other con
siderations are presented by tho report,
but these are the leading ones.
A Fearful Accident.
Montreal. Feb. 4. While a concert
and ball at St. Patrick's Hall was in pro
gress last night, with two thousand per
sons, present the cry was raised that the
roof was giving way. All rushed to the
street, but while tho lat were getting eut,
it fell with a ciasb. bevoral persons wero
injured, but it is hoped that none were
The snow storm continues wilh great
fury. Travel is suspended.
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT.
UuiTALo Feb. 4 A hkating match for
$500 between Miss Godbout of New
Brunswick arAl Miss Drou of Chicago,
took placo last evening, liver -1,000 per
sons were present Aftor an exciting
contest the match was won by Ansa Drou,
the score standing 34 to 31 Miss God
bout challenged Miss Drou to skate
another m.tch for the same amount on
Saturday evening next:
John Dobbs, one of the parties -svho
robbed Camberling k Pine on the 1st of
January of $150,000 in bonds and ae
enrities, has been arrested, and surron
dered ?20,000 of the spoils. His confed
crate, Chas. Dooly, is yet at large with
the balance ol the property.
Washington, reb. 4. Lion. E J5.
Washburne, who hns been detained at
home by severe sickness several days,
has so far recovered that ho expects soon
to resume his seat in the House.
San Francisco, Feb. 4. The valleys
on the Gila and Salt rivers aro rapidly
filling up with settlers from the Southern
States. Thirteen families from Texas
recently located in Gila Valley.
Tho Central Pacific railroad is com
pleted 510 miles east of Sacramento, 121
miles from the head of Salt Lake.
Philadelphia. Feb. 4 A large dry
goods jobbing house failed hero to-day.
Liabilities $500,000, $70,000 of which
are due one house in this city.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 18C9. The Senate
met at 10 o'clock a. ii. Speaker Scnter
in the chair and twenty members present
condition op turnpikes.
A communication from tho Secretary
of .State in relation to certain turnpikes
in which tho State is iaterested, was pre
sented : also, a communication lrom tho
stockholders of the Columbia, Elkton,
Pulaski and Alabama TurnKpi&o Uom,
pany. Tho condition of that road is very
bad, especially that part wnicii extends
through Maury county. Tho communi
cations wero referred to tho Committco
on Internal mlproveinents.
Mr. Vncnn inlrnli?r.fid a bill in rp.sinrn
the County Commissioner's Court to War
ren county. Passed first reading and re
ferred to the Judiciary Committeo.
TO PAY BUCK LEWIS.
Mr. Lindslay introduced a bill for the
benefit of Buck Lewis, negro, cuing him
fcJUU for services rendered as Porter of
tho Senate for tho years 18C1 andlSG2.
Passed first reading and roferred to Com
mittee on Claims.
TAXING THE NEOROES.
House bill imposing taxes on the negro
population passed its second reading and
was recommitted to tho Judiciary Committee.
Tho bill repealing tho law establishing
tho Metropolitan Police in Chattanooga
created a good deal of discussion.
Messrs. Cate, Nelson,.- Senter and
others expressed themselves in favor of
the bill and Messrs. Norman, Garner and
Frierson strongly opposed it.
1 no House of Representatives amend
ed the bill provided that Chattanooga
would securo the State the money ad
vanced tho police some time since.
Mr. Cate moved to non-concur in the
amendment. Carried. Ayes 13 noes 7,
COL. BAYLESS' NOMINATION.
By request of tho Governor, the nomi
nation of Col. A. S. Bayless as a director
of the penitentiary, was withdrawn.
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND BEADING.
Senato bill to preservo the purity of
elections was rejected.
A bill for the benefit of Judges was,
upon the recommendation of the Judiciary
The bill requiring telegraph compan
ies to tako out a semi-annual license was
amended so as to read tho first of Janu
ary and July, and passed its second
Adjourned uutil to morrow at ten
Thursday, Feb. 4. The House was
called to order at ten a. m., Speaker
Richards in the chair, and 03 members
By Mr. Bowles : Resolution as follows:
' That in spite of the continued depreda
tions by the Ku-Klnx Klanor other
enemies of the State, in Overton county,
we demand that tho services of that truo
patriot and scout, the Representative of
that county bo, and is hereby permitted
to raise a regiment of independent scouts,
believing, as wo do, that his knowledge
of tho country and his past experience
duringthe lato rebellion is a sotirco of
guarantee that no enemies of tho State
will oxist in that direction after we get
fairly started." The resolution was laid
Mr. Grayson offered a joint resolution
to the effect that ad John Eaton, jr., State
Superintendent of Public Instruction, was
in tho employ of Butter, and received pay
for his services and influence in defrauds
ing the Slate out of the School Fund, and
is not, therofoi e, a proper custodian of said
fund, tho Comptroller shall withhold from
said .Eaton anv funds in his hands belong
ing to tho State until tho charges and im
plications in the report of the School
Fund Investigating Committoo aro in
vestigated and reported upon ; also pro
viding for tho appointment of a joint com
mitteo of three on the part of tho House,
and on the part of the Senate to
make the investigation suggested in their
Mr. shepherd made a motion to reler
the resolution to the special committee
appointed yesterday under Mr. Singleta-
ry's resolution. Carried.
TROUBLE WITH A REPORTER.
Mr. Meyers offered a resolution to ex
pal the reporter for the Banner, for the
publication of " language both false in
words and implication, as well as disre
spectful to tho individual members of
this Assembly, and in dehancc of the
House of Representatives."
Mr. Caglc moved to amend by insert
ing the reporter for the Press and Times.
He did not wish to pnt the reporters out,
but merely to " learn them a lesson."
Tbo resolution was laid on the table,
ayes 50, noes 9.
Mr. P.vqtnn introdnend a resolution
providing for amending the constitution
an. no In mnl'n n nnw pnnnfiT nnfr Af nrtr.
tions of tho counties of Haywood, Gib
son and Dyer. .Laid over.
ANOTHER INVESTIGATION DEMANDED.
Mr. Brown introduced tho following
Whereas, Grave charges havo been
made as against tho Secretary of State
and tho Comptroller of this State, as to
the misappropriation of, or tho misappli
cation of a large amount of money be
longing to tho Agricultural College b und,
a fund appropriated by the Congress of
the Unitod States to this State for the
establishment of an Agricultural College
for tho education of the children of the
State; and Whereas, It is necessary that
the truth or falsity of said charges should
be known both in the protection of ihe
interest of the State, and the fair fame of
tho officers implicated; therefore, bo it
Resolved by tho House of Kepresentas
tives, That a committee of three be ap
pointed to examine into and report as to
the truth or lalsity ot f aid cnarges.
Be it further resolved, That should it
appear to the satistacuon oi saiu com
mittee that illegal or uniawlul use has
been made of said funds, or any of them,
by said officers or either of them, the said
committee be and they aro hereby in
structed to report articles of impeachment
against said officers or either of them, and
present the samo for tho consideration of
the lioiiso with their renort.
Mr. Cordell moved to lay the resolution
on thu table, contending that it was
prompted by private and personal ani
mosity. Lost, ayes, noes 30.
Mr. Woodcock asserted that there was
not an iota of testimony on which to base
such charges, and that it would bo just as
pertinent and proper to arraign for im
peachment Gov. Brownlow himself.
What right has tho Houso to entertain
seriously charges or resolutions which
thoir face makes apparent to be prompted
by sinister motives, without any regard
to facts or testimony ? He hoped the
resolution would not be adopted.
The resolution was lost by ayes 20,
noes 4i. The iouo wing is the vote :
Ayes Messrs. Bowles, Brown.
Doughty, Gilmer, Hammer, Inman, of
li.nox and Sevier, Jordan, Kerchival,
Aioyers, Aicruniey, morns, Mynatt. Ma
son, Prosser, Reeves, Ryder, Shennard.
Taylor, of Carter and Johnson, White
and Walker 20.
Noes Messrs. Allen, Anderson. Ba
ker, Bosson, Brewer, Cartor, Cary, Cagle,
Cason, Cordell, Dame, Dowdy, Dyer,
Faulkner, Urayson, llale, llodgers. In
man, of Cooke, Johnson, Lilian!, Mcdlin,
McFail, Moore, Poston, Puckett, Porter,
Prestwood, Pitts, Reed, Robinson, Roddy
Smith, Taylor, of Perry and Deeatur
Thornburg, of .Jefferson, Thompson
Turner, Woodcock, Woodward, Welsh
aters and Wmcs 11.
SCHOOL FUND INVESTIGATION!
Mr. Taylor, of Carter, laid before tho
tlouse somo additional testimony taken
by the School Fund Committee, which
was read and referred. It exonerates
Governor Brownlow and his sons from
anything like bribery or corruption-irr
connection with tho School Fund.
EIGHT HOUR SYSTEM.
Mr. Caglo introduced a bill making
eight hours a day's work, provided the
act does not apply to farm hands employ
od by tho month or year, nor to special
Mr. Roach introduced a bill author
izing Judires and Chancellors to appoint
lawyers properly qualified, to ait on the
bench, when such Judges are unable to
preside by reason of sickness or other
innocent cause, and when the docket may
be bo heavy as to render this courso nec
TUB SOHOOL DILL.
The bill to amend "an act to provide
for tho reorganization, supervision and
maintenance of common schools," being
the special order was taken up.
Alter considerable .discussion, the but
wnn inul rtn Ihn rfthlj rv it rnunt
RESOLUTIONS LYING OVER.
House resolution providing that non-
attendant members of the House be de
prived of pay for tho time tho time they
are absent without leave, was indefinitely
senate resolution making it the duty
of the Governor to open a correspond
ence with certain Uovernorsin reference
to expenses incurred in keeping insane
patients, was adopted.
Adjourned until 10 o clock to-morrow.
THE FRENCH EMPIRE.
Speech of tlie Emperor Napoleon at
tue opening- or tlie Clininbers.
The following is tho text of the speech
from tho throne delivered Jan. IS, by the
Emperor Napoleon at the opening of the
Messieurs les Senaieurs, Messieurs Its
Deputes- The speech I address you every
year at the opening of the session is the
Bincero expression ot the thoughts which
guide my conduct. To explain frankly
to the nation before the great bodies of
the State the progress of the government
is the dnty of the responsible chief of a
free country. The task which we have
undertaken together is arduous. It is
not, indeed, without difficulty, that on a
soil shaken by so many revolutions, a
government is founded sufficiently im
pressed with the wants of the age to
adopt all the benfits of liberty, -nnd suffi
ciently strong to bear even its excesses.
The two laws which you passed during
the last session, and tho object of which
was the development of the principle of
treo discussion, have produced two oppo
site effects, which it may be useful to
point out On the one hand, the press
and publicmeetinga have created in a cer
tain quarter a lactious agitation, and
have caused the reappearance of ideas
and passions which were believed to be
extinguished; but, on the other hand, tho
nation remaining insensible to the most
violent excitement, and relying upon my
firmness for tho maintenance of order,
has not felt its faith in the future shaken.
Remarkable coincidence! The more
adventurous and subversive minds sought
to disturb public tranquility: so much the
more profound became tho peace of the
country; commercial transactions reas
snmed a fruitful activity; the public rev
enues increased considerably,' the pnblic
interests were reassured, and the greator
part of the recent elections gave a new
support to my government The army
iw and the subsidies granted to your pa
triotism have contributed to strengthen
the confidence of tho country, and in the
just consciousness of its pridj it expe
rienced a real satislaction tho moment it
learnt that it was in a position to confront
every eventuality. The land and sea for
ces, strongly constituted, are upon a
peace footing. The effective strength of
the active army docs not exceed that
which existed under former systems, but
our armament rendered perfect, our arse
nals and our magazines filled, our re
serves well trained, tho National Gardo
Mobile in course of organization, our fleet
reconstructed, and our strongholds in
good condition, give to our power a de
velopment whichwas indispensable.
The constant object of my efforts is at
tained, and tho military resources of
France are henceforward on a level with
its destiny in tho world. In this position
we can loudly proclaim our desire to
maintain peace. There is no weakness
n our saying so when wo aro ready to de
fend the honor and the independence of
(Jur relations with loreign power aro
most friendly. The revolution which has
broken ont beyond the Pyrenees has not
altered our good relation with spam, and
the Conference, to stifle a threatening
conflict in tho East, is a great act f
which wo should appreciate the impor
tance. This Conference approaches its
termination, and all the Plenipotentiaries
have agreed upon the principles calcula
ted to bring about a reconciliation be
tween Greece and Turkey. If, therefore,
as I firmly hope, nothing shall arise to
disturb general harmony, it will bo our
fortune to rojlize many projected im
provements, and we shall endeavor to
solve all the practical questions raised by
rublic works havo been endowed.
parochial roads are being constructed.
Education of all classes continues to bo
successfully developed, and, thanks to
the periodical increase- of tho revenue,
we shall be able to devote all our solici
tude to the diminution of public burdens.
The moment is drawing nigh when, for tho
third time since the establishment of tho
Empire, the legislative body will be
constituted atresh by a general election,
and each time it will havo. attained the
limit of its legal duration a thing here
tofore unknown. This regularity is dua
to tho harmony which has always existed
between us, and to the confidence which
Jeel in the sincere exercise of universal
suffrage. The popular masses are staunch
in their laua as in their auections, and
if noble passions aro able to rouse them,
sophism and calumny scarce ruffle the
surface. Sustained by your approbation
and your concurrence. I am thoroughly
resolved to persevere in the course which
havo laid down tnat is to say, to
adopt all real progress, but also to maini
tain without discussion, tho essential ba
sis of the constitution which the nation
al vote has placed under shelter from all
attacks. ' A good tree is known by the
fruits it bears," say tho Gospel.
Well, if we cast aglaice at the past,
whieh is tho Government that has given
to France seventeen years of ever-inn
creasing quiet and prosperity? Certain
ly every Government is liable to error,
and tortune does not smile upon ail onter
Another Keigu of. Terror.
Cllizeus Fleclnj? from their
Desperate and Lawless Acts of
prises, but that which constitutes my
strength is the fact that the nation docs
not ignore that for twenty years I have
not had a single thought, 1 have not done
a single deed, of which the motive was
other than the interest and greatness of
France. Nor is it ignorant of the cir
curostance that I was tho first to desire
a rigorous control over the conduct of af
fairs; that I with this object increased
the powers of the deliberative assembles,
persuaded that the real support of a
Government is to be found in the inde
pendence and patriotism of tho great
bodies of tho State. This session will
add fresh services to those which you
have already rendered to tho country.
Soon tho nation, called together in its
comili, will sanction the policy which
we have pursued. It will bnce more nro.
claim by its votes that it does not desire
revolution, but wishes to rest the desti
nies of France upon the intimate alliance
oi power with liberty.
Paisengers by the Little Rock Road
report that "when Iho train for Memphis
reached Edmonson station yesterday
morning, tney tound a number of citizens
men, women and children there,
awaiting the train to brine them to a
place of safety. Theso refugees report
mai a squad oi armed negroes, oight in
number, had appeared in the neighbor
hood of Edmonson station and Ten Mile
Bayou, on Monday, and representing
tnemseivcs to bo militia, commenced an
indiscriminate Diunder and nilla?in'r of
They went to tho placo of a Dr. Gibson
anu xaising me Doctor and another man,
whoso name we could not learn ; they
nung mem up to make tbm confess
whoro their monev and silver w rnn-
cealed. They hung Dr. Gibson three
times, each time leaving him hanging un
til mo was nearly extinct.
The miscreants were continuing lliplr
devilish work when tho train left, and the
liord only knows where it will stop.
Nothing could illustrate more fully the
total and abiect Sllhmiqqinn nf Ihn nonnln
of Arkansas, than this one incident a
wnoie community drives from their
homes by eieht netrroes. If this had been
told us tan years ago aye five, or even
inree years ago, it would nave been
hooted at. Memphis Appeal, Feb. 3.
A WICKED FRAUD,
Mow Mark Twain was Sold in Scnnrk-
The 2toyark Press contains the
following exposition of what "Hark
Twain terms "A Wicked Fraud,
perpetrated on him during his re
cent visit to that city .
it is seldom pleasant to tell on
one's self, but sometimes it is a sort
of relief to a man to make a sad
confession. I wish to unburden my
mind now, and yet I almost believe
that I am moved to do it more be
cause I long to bring censure unon
another man than because I desire
to pour balm upon my wounded
heart. (I don't know what balm
is, but I believe it is the correct ex
pression to use in this connection
never having seen any balm.) You
may remember that I lectured in
Newark lately for the young gen
tlemen of the Clayonian society? I
did at any rate. Duringthe after
noon of that day, I was talking
with o.ne of the vounr erentlemen
just referred to, and ho said he had
an uncle who, from somo cause or
other, seemed to have grown per
manently Derctt of all emotion.
And with tears in his eyes this
young man said :
"Oh, if I could only see him laugh
once more! Oh, if I could onlv see
1 was touched. I could never
withstand distress. I said:
"Bring him to my lecture. I'll
start htm for you."
"Ofi, it you could but do it! If you
could but do it, all ourfaraily would
bless you forevormore for he is so
very dear to us. Oh, my benefac
tor, can you make him laugh? can
you bring soothing tears to those
I was profoundly moved. I
"My son, brim: the old party
around. I have trot some iokes in
that lecture that will make him
augh if there is any lautch in him
and if they miss lire I have got
somo others that'will make him cry
or kill him, one or tho other."
1 hen tho young man blessed me.
and wept on my neck, and blow his
nose on my coat tail, and went after
his uncle, llo placed him in full
view, in the second row of benches
that night, and I began on him. I
tried him with mild iokes: then
with severo ones; I dosed him with
bad jokes and riddled him with
good ones; I fired old stale jokes
into him, and peppered him fore-
and-aft with red-hot new ones;. I
warmed up lo my work and as
saulted him on the right and left, in
Iront and behind; 1 lumed and
sweated, and charged and routed,
till I was hoarse and sick, and fran
tic and furious but! never moved
him once I never started a smile,
or a tear! Never a ghost of a smile,
and nover a suspicion of moisture!
I was astounded. I closed the lec
ture at last with one despairing
shriek with one wild burst of
humor and hurled a ioke of
supernatural atrocity full at him!
Then I sat down bewildered and
Tbe president of the society came
up and bathed my head with cold
water and said :
"What mado you carry on so to
ward the last ?"
I said : "I was trvinc to make
that confounded old fool laugh, in
the second row."
And he said: "Well, you were
wasting your time becauso he is
deaf and dumb, and as blind as a
Now was that any way for that
old man's nephew to impose on a
stranger and orphan like me ? I
simply ask you as a man aud a
brother, it that was any way for
GRANT FAVORS IMPARTIAL. SUF
Correspondence of tbe Cincinnati Gazette.
Washinqtok, Feb. 2. Gen. Grant, in
conversation this morning, took square
ground in favor of the principle of impart
tialsuurage. lie seemed to have somo
doubt about the power of Congress to ree
ulato sullrago by law, but said there could
be no sound objection to submitting aeon
stitutional amandment to the people. He
spoke of the one passed by' the IIouso on
Saturday as embodying the light idea,
but expressed no opinion on the language
chosen, lie said explicitly that the prin
ciplo of impartial suffrage is right in itself,
and added that as we havo through the
reconstruction act imposed negro suffrage
on the Southern States, it i3 only fair that
tbo Northern states should give theb.il
lot to their own colored citizens. He
thought the question at issue had better
be disposed of 03 soon as possible, so as to
take a disturbing element out of our af
fairs, and indicateda hope that tbo amend
ment would be passed by Congress be
fore the end of the present session.
Capt. Lee, at St. Louis, has received
telegram from the Chief of Police, San
Francisco, announcing the arrival there
of Thomas King, the abscondibg clerk of
the steamer Bismarck, who stole nearly
$2,000 from that boat, about two months
FOR THE IjADIES.
ine l-anier tiolnt: ont of Style A.
Ilats, ISooUauU Gloves,
The most reliable modistes inNew
York, are of the opinion that'paniers
are going out of style. The regular
round panier puff is too commonly
worn to be, in lavprwilh the leaders
of fashion, let all stylish made.
skirts are worn over a tournure, and
continue lo be veryfull and bouffant
behind. A new" crinoline called La
Grande Yictoire is provided with
straps to. adjust the bustle, if the
wearer chooses, or to dispense with
Instead of only two skirts, there
are rumors of four successive ones.
At present tw.o skirts prevail, the
upper one being quite long and dra
ped in the most fanciful and intri
cate manner. The Paris dress ma
ker, Worth, it is said, never loops
two dresses precisely alike. One has
the skirt looped behind only, anoth
er is caught up at the sides, or drar
ped in front, and others are ar
ranged in folds both at the back and-
At an establishment to which
Parisian novelties find their way
earliest, we have seen, as part of a
trousseau, a street suit that is not to
be worn until spring. It is a thick
gros gram of delicate fawn color.
The underskirt is gored ia the usual
way and bordered with a-five inch
flounce, bound at the lower edge
with a fold of dark brown silk. The
heading, as wide as the flounce: is a
brown silk ruche in flat, fanciful
pleats. The overskirt has a gored
irum wiuiu, a mngie siue gore, anu
three full back widths. It is straight
around the bottom, and almost as
long as the underskirt, but looped
to a proper length by a deep pleat
hall-way up each seam. This ies
toons the widths very gracefully.
The trimming is like that on the
lower skirt, but narrower. Over
this is a half-fitting basque, square
and short in front, rounding long
behind. Tight sleeves. A flat
ruche borders this garment, extend
ing up the front and around the neck,
arm-holes, and wrists. Narrow belt
with large bow behind.
This premonition of what is to
come indicates that the panier over
skirt may soon be abolished. If
pufls are continued ct all they will
probably be formed in the skirt of
the basquine by straps beneath the
seams, or the skirt will be bunched
up on the hips, and the Louis XV
ornament, sort of double Watteau
pleat, will adjust the fullness of the
NOVELTl" IX BONNETS.
Tlie best Parisian authority says
the toque takes the place of the
bonnet. This is a combination of
bonnet and round hat ; a sort of
high round hat with strings. A
model imported since the holidays
merits description, as it is very dis
tinguished looking. It is without a
diadem, fitting the head close above
the ears, and is much higher behind
than any shape yet worn. The
frame i3 covered with black velvet
elongated puffs diverging from
Trt i .
the center to the edge. Leaf-like
sprays of jet sewed on black tnlle
fall over each putr down on the front
hair. Longer leaves drop over the
chignon. On the center and top is
a curled rosette of bright blue os
trich feather ; a white aigrette stands
high up behind, erect and promi
nent. Narrow ribbons tied under
the chin hold the bonnet securely.
Broad strings of net, edged with
thread lace, are tied on the right
side, the end3 hanging over the
shoulder with negligent grace.
BONNETS FOR THE PROMENADE.
The bonnet universally adopted
this winter is a diadem of black vel
vet trimmed with lace, ostrich tufts,
and aigrette. A large rose, with
trailing vine and buds, is placed on
the left side. Narrow strings of bias
velvet, edged with lace, are fastened
at the throat by a bow or rosette.
Such a bonnet is worn with cos
tumes of any color, and is much
more frequently seen on the prome
nade than colored bonnets matching
the dress, colored velvot, trimmed
with lace, are reserved for carriage
toilettes, for visiting, reception and
the opera.. Ihe all-black bonnets,
mentioned early in the winter, are
among the most elegant to be seen.
One of black velvet has no founda
tion further than a wire band to sup
port the coronet, which is composed
of black ostrich tips. The soft vel
vet crown is almost concealed by
three rows of ribbon loops falling
over the chignon. Half rosettes of
ace on each side. A black aigrette
on the left. Bias velvet strings, with
ace quilled in the center, arc fasten
ed by a rosette beneath the chin.
The handsomest evening bonnets
are of white velours, or uncut velvet,
trimmed with blonde lace, feather
tufts, and clusters of crystalized1
autumn leaves. Many of these still
retain something of the Fanchon
shape, with a high coronet in front.
The favorite round hat is the pouf.
a small saucer-shaped frame coveredj
with successive puffs, Black velvet
is also most often chosen for round!
hats. The povfs are trimmed with,
a great rose and buds in the left
side, and a rosette of satin ribbon
with flowing ends placed directly on
the top of the liat. The three
cornered Deauvllle, by half a dozen
aliases, is the rival of the puff. A
rosette of black lace, with flowers
in the center, trims the hat
BOOTS AND GLOVES.
The high-buttoned Polish boot of
kid, with morocco toes and heels,
is the neatest for the promenade.
Tlie french curved heels still prevail,
and are set far forward on the sole.
Gloves are of contrasting color,
wood-brown or maroon. The two
buttoned glove, with welt and bind
ing of white, is the best lor street
use. Black kid gloves, stitched and
bound with crimson, blue or green
to match the dress, are Btylish and
Avery. Plows;,, ,
Dodge's Perfect Plows,
SOPTHEKJi STATES COKX AHB CUT
ff Cast Plows,
Wrought Iron Plows.
CAN BE FOUND AT
T.H. JONES & GO'S.
SOOTHE EH FARMER'S DEPOT
Nub, 3 nnd 4,
Corner College and Church Streets,
A Stock of the Latest and
Suitable ta the Seuon and the wants of the
Reapers and Mowers,
Wheat Pans and
Seed Wheat Cleaners"
Wheat Drills. '
Corn Shellers, "
Straw and1 Feed Cutters,
John E. Kocordor, a prominent lawyer
of Falmouth, Kentucky, died in that
place on Sunday last. He reDresented
Pendleton county in the State Legisla
ture a few years ago, and was at one time
A good deed in a nanghty world."
Mrs. Cox, of Macon, Ga., ha3, for tho last
two years, educated seventy-five orphan
children, providing them with books and
stationery at her own expense.
Etc., Etc., ' Etc. Etc.
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ALL OUR' G-OODS.
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