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letter frrm tbt rarioas counties of the
t especially derired.
All couimnnieetions taoald be addressed to the
Miters of the Union ard Aviricak."
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NATORUAT, NEITEMIJEIt 20, J HOG.
T IX JK
r-r-Aladyfofkbe NewportlKy) Female Semi-
WfrliireuSa a wealthy ClileasO man for breach
of marriace premise, in the sum of $60,000.
TaoifAS O'Flahmk, a printer who worked
ior idbtcooh n Ji ana ior ineso 0 JSljdled i
I)nb1lnfroceolfy,;i tlio age of W.
They are h A vine more heavy floodj ! Ohio
f Hie Indianapolis Ojl, Company made a strike
of oil last week ata depth of 185 feet on tjbclr
larva near uioscow, ivy. it U tnouent the well
will flew at the rate of tweety barrel daily,
Toronto, Canada is laberinc under another
foolish Fenian fright.
In the Fauquier, Virginia, Circuit Court, on
Wednesday last, Jude Thomas deeided that laud
, sales made dnrlne the war, for Confederate
'-raYnay. are'faira-and bindtac.
jRg)jVerie in Cincinnati aro a frequent an
morucn in unieBgo.
Dr. Huiee, the well known statistician the
Treasury Department, has resigned his position
wbieii he has held far the last fire year. He will
return to his heme in Philadelphia 0b the first of
CiiiNHLicn. the ItaJie! Aseittaftt Secretary
of ilie Troa ury, is to bo removed. Johk Wiutos,
I be llitrtf lAtidlUr. i spoken, of a W soeeewor.
At a meeunc f the stockholders or the "isa-
vannaW. (lrlfB and Nerth Alabama Itallroad,"
held at Orifiin, fieorciVrccentlj-, It was resolved
to apptttot an agent to visit the cities ef the
North and attempt to negotiate a sale or lease of
the mad, on condition of its beinrbailt from Grif
fin to Jtewnaafe one year, ami tePDeeatur, Ala
in six year.
The authorities have deeided not to establish
navalrx school of iustruelion near Washington
A Oatbolie priest at Baltimore -sends to tho
Treasury $700. placed in liii hands by a penitent
at tkjjajjteiianal, as due to the Government.
The New York City Council have apprepri
a 18 JlfO.000 for tbe", erection . of a monument to
do! seklierifjimrecnweod Cemetery;
" AtHhe Arkansas Slate-election in August, tho
following Congressmen were elected: First Dis
Jrnt. Vtpit lT&i Eeeond District, A, W.JIod-
aiKft THIrd "District, A. D. Okeiwwdod.
The arrival of a few soldiers in Washington
has been ex plotted a a first-class sensation, by
some of the special correspondents, who talk
about tbe censeatration of an army of 25,000 at
the apilal. The whole number now there, nud
ordered there, it if staled, will net cxeeed tho
usual apMWnent to the headquarters of a depart
ment. Judffe Y&jjK&tigSi TJnitad States Senator
from this State Is speaking in Ohio.
A'rehdeae4ri'DieTHUKK, of Cobursj, Canada.
Iim been flecked eeedjutor bishop of tho church
of K(Und. i
The Canadian goremmont lias issued an or
dw ta eoun ty attorneys and iieliee taacietratef, in
struettne them to aelte all arms in tho pje(en
ef parties whom they may consider danteroas to
the nubile peace. AH persons known Wwpee
e 1 of having eonpeetion with kuo i'oiiaiK are to
be vigorously proefutel.
A collision. oeXlrred on Friday, on the Mobile
attdiOble railroad, near Do Soto, by whUh
revm ierotM wero killed and a liko number
The Artesian Well being bored atCliieago,
had reached a AV of 823 feet.
Major llARMMK, ctf Memphis, who has been
on a Mediterranean minion for the'ostablishment
of direct troile with that city aud liuropean ports,
lias returned, reporting favorably.
It is aremarkablo foet.says theNatehel Cou
rier, that the negrdes who have engaged in plant
Ingliaro eonfinod tbenuelves to tho cultivation of
eetton oxrlusivcly. DreodstulEi aro not thought
of by them. If their cotton crops fail what is
their reeouree for bread and meat?
Judge Fir.i.n. of the United Statras Circuit
Court, on Monday rendered a decision in favor of
the U.S. for $40,000 against Miohaw. Keksk on
the bail bond of Jast Laikatodiik, given In 18SS.
This ease is considered very important fm tbe
oQHrt of IjAIMatourk to obtain possession, by
means of forged )ette, of tbe greater part of tho
rial estate of San Franekco.
The Girt meo on Wednosday at Lexington
was wen in two straight boats by Oilrs Looa?8
bay colt, Jrov I'uvJ. (hunt Cutter second. Fa
vorite win for tbe first time. Time, 2:1a
Tke second race was won by Miy, beating
.VWvlua. the favorite, two lengths. Knowing
ones under. Time, itSO. Trnek heavy.
Theeorner stone of tho United States branch
mint was inid at Careon. Jfovndn, on Monday,
with Masonic eeretneniw.
The proceedings f tho Hadienl Soldiers' Con
vention, as repotted by telegraph, is an imposi
tion en the pre, ami a hero to their readers.
fliMWWWaml Hamilton's troup of South
ern "loyalists" ef(rmeil to a sl(m audience in
Indlannpella. on Tuesday nlalit.
There was n raoeut Jerome 1'ark, New York,
en Wnlnesdaya aeeount of the rain.
1 1 Tic owner and driver ef tho famous trotting
hot, iluttur, was murdered at Chicago, on Mop
day. Sevcral-partlo have biicu arreted. Jockey
rivalry U sueel as the motive !
Wo rfur t!te ronilcr to the mortuary lint
for tho facta. .AVo had hoped to report litis
iornlng"agroator decrease in the numbtr
of doatliR. The Boartl weprww the oplnloh,
however, thnt the disease la nbating, and
thore Js no doult that it is. Their ndmonl
tions in regard to prudence are well-timed,
and should be heeded.
cex. roiinnsT-s i.irrrr.n.
A Irnnk nnd noWe letter from Gen. J"or
nrm, in reply to nn invitation to attend the
poMenel ratification meeting in this city,
appear this morning. Tills gentleman, hn
able and ishiva'lric roldier, has been muoh
maligned by those whosc political creed he
conciseJy sums tip in the two words, " Ha
tred "and "dvevenge f but his dally walk
nndoonvoiwlion, b'ihim lie laid down the
arms he so gallantly bore, is meeting and
wiceowfnlly refuting the slandora uttered
against him. He is yielding a hearty and
aineero support to the Government to which
ho surrendered in April 18fl6, and pledged
his honor as a soldier and his fealty as a
allium, asthelegltimateautherityof the land.
The men now in convention at Pittsburg,
who took good care to shun him when on
the war-path, are acting in character, when
thoy hoot and deride his cordial greeting to
the true soldiers ef the Union who lately
met at Cleveland. lie, and his comrades of
the Confederate army, can afford to pass in
eilunec the J ors ofsueh men, confident that,
soiwer or later, an enlightened public jidg
Bient will award Impartial justice
08V. Parson, of Alabama, in a recent
speech, in Now Yrfc, said: ''Wo hear it said
that there is no liberty of specoli down there,
Wgllj l.wlll guarantee if tbe Pre4ilaHt visits
ushe can havea hearing, and lhat is moretlwn
lie gels in the Korthwerf. AVhat would be
aaidj if, because the President could net bo
heard in Indiana, Congress should propose
to Veep lliat 'State wit ef the Union? It
makes a vast differeaee whose bx is gored."
lipIWHtAl. CHAjmii HinXBY MXtl-
sitALli, known in the West as a felici
tous writer, becumas tnlitor of the Memphis
ylpfxai. Vt'e extend him a cordial greeting.
Gen. 'JeRDAK enters a new field of labor.
We wish him that success which his schol
arly attainments will surely command.
(Jait. Dan. Ablk annwnccs himself in
theorem phis papers, as a candidate for the
logijlature, to fill one of thevaeaneita i
therlTtros from Ehdby cmtntyflleis a on
pervifH'6. "Wrftitn up" 11oti.hr, the author of
thePittsburgSoldier' platform, got in a sec
tion containing a Uing at tbe regular army
and West Point. It demands cqttal pro
motions for " faithful and efficient" volun
teer service. This excludes JlUTLKR and
most of tho'mombers of the body.
Oaf. Ghant, in restoring tho old " Cadet
BaUery v to ihe Virginia Military Institute,
over which Goo. Lbe presides, remarked in
doing so; Ihil rising generation must bo
educated, and the means for this purpose
mart not be withheld."
) Jt S.I X II I. . ' 1 1 .l.'.f 1 'VI 1J.7 T1T1JLJJ I IV Til 1 1 -
THE JIU.VICIPAI. EI.ECTIOX.
An inquiry for municipal voters to-morrow
is, what good can bo accomplished by a
change in the administration of the city
government ? Will the substitution of Mr.
SooVH&-f6r "Mayor Brown lessen the city
debtor lighten the load of taxation? The
corporation finances have been managed
during the riaat car with judgment, and
the credit of the city is in aa good condition
as it could possibly be after tho four years
,in which the city was little more than an
army garrison, spending without a revenue.
The dilapidated condition of the streets have
required large expenditures, but they have
been made wisely; irhile other institutions
have been maintained at an economical
(Ktinl, The rate of taxation has been sensi
bly reduced, and 'with prudent financial
management ..may. and will be further re
duced. There is, and can be no reasonable
exception to this feature of the city admin
istration. Does Mr. Scovel's Radical
reign promise to relieve or still further en-
ounibcr the ctly finances? If there is one
thing to be looked forward to with certainty,
under his election, it will be the prompt in
augu ration of the Metropolitan police sys
tem, of which he is an advocate. Will this,
with the enormous salaried attached, and
the limitless, lawless and unrestricted power
of taxation which goes with it, improve
the condition of the city exchequer, or lessen
the burdens of munioipal goucrnmcnt on the
taxpayer? Let sensible men answer the
question, And act accordingly.
Can tho proposed change prove a benefit
to the public school system ? Within the
term of Mayor Brown, the disorganization
resulting from tho war, has been reduced to
order. Tiic new school districts necessary
from tho enlargement of the corporate
limits of the city have been laid off. School
edifices have been provided" for them, and
the whole maohinery again been placed in
successful operation. Is there any ground
to expect Mr. Scovel, during whose whole
experience as a city official the public
schools were closed, could improve this im
portant department of the city interests?
The Fire Department is in a state of com
plete' organization; and -we believe that
fewer .disastrous fires have occurred within
the past year than in any prcvions one since
Nashville has been a city. JIas Mr. Scovei.
any superior qualifications over the present
Mayorn superintending this branch of pub
lic business? If so, the public have yet (o
The ftame remark may be made Of the
Wator Department, the custody and disposal
of Public property, the Cemetery, etc., etc.
These, a' well as the matters of Finance,
and Fire, and Schools, are in the immediate
charge of capable committees, but the Mayor
is the head of the city government, and is
supervisor over the general execution of
laws and ordinances. lie is responsible to
a great extent, and is entitled to credit when
the duties of municipal government arc ac
There ure, however, two features connect
ed with .city affairs which are worthy of
pecial notice. The first is the streets and
alleys. All that lias been projected and
contracted for in this respect, as a system,
by the present administration, is not com
pleted, but it is within tho observation of
every one that Nashville to-day has more
scientifically and more solidly constructed
streets than it has ever had, )and that the
work of improvement is an progrcs3 ail
over the city. This is due to the vigor
and enterprise of the present city gov
ernment. Carping critics md- local faulU
finders may object to cortain measures,
but tho streets of Nashville arc an honor
the officials now in office, and no
man can gainsay the lact. JLiic sec-
nd feature is the police organization. When
Mayor Brown came into authority it was
nsafc to be upon the streets at night. The
ci'y press teemed with accounts of murders
and robberies. Life and property were alike
insecure. In three months his energy had
rganized h police corps, and his vigilance
had punished and roprcssed crimes of this
sort to such an extent, that from being one
of the most lawless cities in the country, our
fifty thousand population can scarcely af
ford material for more than pcttyraisdemcan-
or trials boforc apolicocourt. The cxcollcnco
of the jK)licc system of this city was borne
witness to by the most strenuous advocates
of the Metropolitan system, and indeed has
hcun tho chiof means of thug far preventing
that imposition on the tax-payers of the city.
Those are considerations to bo weighed by
' . . .i
sensible aim conscientious voters, anu wc
trust that no citizen, whatever his political
feelings may be, -will pass them by. Mayor
Brown lias done his whole duty: He has
isplaycd no partizansltip or favoritism, anu
n own no distinction among localities or
citizens in the discharge of his duty.
Mr. Dickey, the Radical candidate for
w a . il 1 a
ic legislature in tins county, jias noi
mingled much in politics, we believe. His
opinion on the pending issues are, there
fore, unknown to most of our people. They
aro a proper subject of inquiry, in view of
lis candidacy. For the purpose of ascer
taining them, and in behalf the public,
we respectfully propound the following in
Arc vou, Mr. DickkY, in favor of negro
suffrage in this State? And if elected, will
you vote for a measure conferring the right
to vote in this Stale npon tho nfgro?
Will you voto to enroll the negroes into
our State nitiiliai Ami win you voic to
kce arms in thoir hands, and for supplies
to sustain them if oalled into active service
by the Stale authorities?
These are brief questions and admit of
ircct answers in monosyllablw.. They can
be answered in five niinntcs. Unless they
are answered, it would not be unfair to as
sume, under the usual construction of si
lence, that Mr. Dickev would answer them,
if at all, affirmatively. We. desire every
voter in the county to look for his response,
and if he fail to reply, to sec that his name
docs not appear on any ballot that isdeposit-
ed on Saturday. These are times when no
man ought to occupy political station unless
his position is fairly and fully known.
Judge Brikn has made no concealment his
views and opinions are well known let Mr.
Dickey be equally frank and explicit. If
he isn't, wc advise the people to vote against
him to a man.
During the proceedings of the Soldiers'
and Sailors Conservative Convention at
Cleveland, the band played various tunes,
which attracted no particular attention, until
it strtiek up "Dixie," which called out cheers
on all hands, the New York delegates show
ing particular affection for il by shouting
and clapping of hands, which also extended
on all sides.
Mr. Vallasmoimu stated in a recent
speech in Ohlo that during the panso be
tween the battle of Fredericksburg and that
of ChancellorsviHe, while Mr. Lincolx was
casting about ibr conditions of peace, com
munication was bold with him by friends of
the Administration, with the President's
knowledge, to ascertain whether some terms
of adjustment could Rot bo agreed upon to
closa up the tfar.
the rnorosED ratification
MEETING IN N AS H VIEEE EETTER
I'ltO.II GEN. FORREST.
The Committee of Invitation have re
ceived the following reply from General
ronKEST, w nn invitation to be present at
the meeting proposed in this city, to adopt
inc declaration of principles agreed upon at
Philadelphia, in August, as the sentiment
of the Conservative tieoplc of Tennessee:
aiEMrniS. SctiL 25lh. 1RRR7.7in,,
Your polite invitation, reauestintr me to be
present at the Grand Central Mass Meetinc
,vj wucu iu rain mS patriotic
proceedings of the Philadelphia National
Union Convention, held on the 14th and
loth of August, did not reach me until after
the day appointed for it to assemble. This
I trust, will account to you for my delay in
acknowledging its reception. I learn from
the public journals that the time for holding
luoiua&iiiecHiig nos oeen postponed on
account of the prevailing epidemic; and
yet, I fear that the pressure of private en
gagements will, nevertheless, preclude me
irorri ine pleasure ot attending.
coining, x assure you, would give me
more satisfaction than to meet my fellow
citizens from every part of the State, as
sembled in the Capital city, for the purpose
contemplated. Tho restoration policy of
President Joitnson, and tho action of the
Philadelphia National Union Convention,
command ray heartily approval, and I make
no doubt that nine-tenths of the masses of
lennessco entertain a similar sentiment
Mr. Johnson's policy, I believe, is approved
not only byMhose who Jast yoarjpturpeil (o
their former places in the Union, but, also,
byalltruo Union men in the State. It"
would, therefore, bo eminently appropriate
ior me people ot the President's own
State to meet in grand mass convention, and
fct ciujiuuuu ujLurusfliun to weir views in
the present critical conjuncture of affairs,
and to ratify the action of the National
Convention, at Philadelphia. Such s
ratification would carrv a weichtv in
iiuence wnere it is most needed at tins mo
n i ... . . v,
mentit would, as you eloquently remark,
"speak trumpet-tongued encouragement to
the earnest men who are fightinR the battle
of the Union and the Constitution at the
North." It is plain to the least observant
that much more, indeed, than I like to
contemplate depends upon tho success of
the "National Union men" of the North
in the" approaching elections. Should they
succeed in changing the complexion of the
present Congre-sional delegations from the
great leading States of the North, all will
doubtless go well with the Union and the
Constitution, and with us of tho South.
On the other hand, should thev be defeated
in their efforts to overthrow the prescriptive
extremists and drsunionists of that section,
then, in all probability, the restoration of
the Union must be indefinitely delayed, and
the oppression of the Southern people con
tinued during the will and pleasure of, those
whose political platform seems to be made
up of but two planks. one of which is la-
belled,"llatred;" the other. "Revence."
Thanking vou, gentlemen, for your cordial
invitation, and trusting that the Mas3 Meet
ing may prove a signal success,
I am, very truly yours, etc.,
N. B. Forrest.
Hon. John S. Brien, F. C. Donninoton,
alreiit ltOBRTS, Committee of Invitation
Dr. Bel'lows, an eminent heterodox and
Radical divine of New York city one. who
preaches the gospel of Plymouth rock in
preference to that of the New Testament, is,
of course, and has always been, since tho
firing on Fort Sumter, a "loyalist." A
year or two ago, he said from tho pulpit.
"To rally round tho President without
questio nor dispute is the first and most sa
cred duty of loyal citizens, when lie an
nounces that the national life is in peril
lie is the official judge of this, and if wc do
not accept his testimony wo have nothing to
This same person and all his tribe, now
pronounce it the " most sacred duty of loyal
citizens" to decry the President, and hound
on a Radical Congress to impeach him
The President announces that the national
life is in peril and calls for support. But
the loyal and pious Bellows and his friends
only answer with threats of his li'i.
The Chicago 2Ym, the ablest and most
fearless exponent of Conservatism in the
Northwest, has been greatly enlarged and
improved. It has just expended one hun
dred and ten thousand dollars, in providing
itself with new quarters, new dress, new
machinery, and a new outfit generally. It
has, however, the same old spirit and the
same old intellect to cuidc and direct it
and is in a better condition than ever to ex
tend its wholesome influence, and to wield
its power in the defense of correct political
principles and tho maintenance of a Const!
The Reverend Blasfuemer. Tho Bet.
J. W. Hunnicut, one of the "intensely
loyal " Southerners, said in his speech at
Schenectady, N. Y., thai " if the next Con
gress does not give us universal suffrage,
wo will roll up our sleeves and pitch in,
and ot tare the d dest revolution the
world ever satr." lie urged all persons, not
voters, to go to ttio polls and squeeze one
in, and swore ho would lor h 1 before he
would ask a rebel to pray for him.
This is a specimen of the men who are
admitted into Northern pulpits to instruct
the people in religion and morals 1
John A. Looan, an Illinois Radical, in
1SG1, persuaded his own brother-in-law to
join tho rebels. as not that an act ot
treason? LoaAN says "treason must be
punished." What punishment docs ho think
ought to bo inflicted on John A. LoaAN?
Tho New York Timet, referring to the
extremes of Radicalism, says :
From Wendell PiiiLLira in the East to
the Chicago 2H5tine in the West, the tone
of the more demonstrative of the malig-
nants is disgraceful in its recklessness nnd
almost unparalleled in its ferocity. Not
content with impeaching and hanging the
President in advance, they single out prom
inent supporters of the Union policy as
marks to bo kept in view by the avenging
Radicals. The whole Union party are
charged with plotting another rebellion, and
falsehoods arc scattered broadcast designed
to fix upon the great mnjoritv of the South
ern people tho ?tigma of yet being rebels.
The military patriots at Pittsburg liavo
put a Fenian plank in their platform to catch
Use Irish vote.
TnE Bastrop; Texas, Advertiser, of tho
16th itwt, says that corn is selling at forty
cents per bushel, and will go down to twenty-five
in less than two mocths so great
will be the abundance.
The Cotton- Trade op MEMrnis. At
the annual meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce of Memphis, on Monday last, the
Secretary reported the receipts and sales of
cotton in that city from the 1st of Septem
ber, 1S85, to the 31st August, 13GC, as fol
lows: Number ef bales sebl 172,215
Weight in paunds .479.720361
.Ataenat of money paid for same 81.600,799
Besides this there were 11,153 bales of
Govcmtrcnt cotton received and forwarded
from the city making an asrereirate of
133,383 bales for the year.
The Avalanche estimates that 250.000
bales will reach Memphis this season.
Tnit excess of deaths from cholera in
cw York was during the pleasant weather
.or August, and not the very hot weather of
July. So says the World. j
Mixep. An American was teaching
English to a German, and oil being asked if
there wero no irregular verba in English,
replied on giving one Military example. It
was, i iOjHiBU tniwHue ucpanca, We I
aude tracks, you cut sticks, thcyskedad-
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY,
INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH
THE PRISONER AT FORTRESS
From tho Petersburg Express, Sept 22.
To the Editor op toe Index . Please
let me say through your paper that I have
just returned from Washington without any
Disnop, priest or deacon accompanying me;
that X wrote a letter to our martyr, Jeffer
son Davis, some weeks ago, to which I got
no response until tho return ot Alra. Dayis,
he not being allowed to write; that in com
pliance with the spirit of that response, I
hastened to fortress Aionroe, on the 17th
inst, just as I have done many a time for
our poor soldiers or poor negroes under sen
tence ; that I proceeded to Washington, after
seeing the terrible condition of Mr. Davis,
and h&ye come back this morning, foot-sore
and weary, and not without hopes for tbe
final safetr of him whom I conscientiously
ueneve to ue, nuoui me aoiesi ana oest man
in America. Prudence, whom I seldom
listen to, and whom I naturally hate as the
devil does holy water, makesmc silent for the
present about my W ashington visit, 1 will
tell yon all abont it hereafter. Mr. Davis
is grcatiy debilitated, and declining very
fast. During breakfast lie gavo us some
rich, sparkling gems of 'political wisdom
from Burke, with his own comments on
their folly, as rich as Burke's original
thoughts. I only Temember one other such
iay spent in jny life. It was at LaGrange,
in 1&23, when -Lafayette and; Cardinal
Mezzofonte were debating on high matters
ot literature and art, and l was a mere silent
absorbent ot the golden treasure of liquid
1 arrived at the fortress about an hour
before Mr. Davis left his prison. This
little time I spent in reading some of the
numerous papers that were brought in that
morning, l'resently Mrs. Davis mined me.
and we had a very agreeable discussion, in
which she maintained that the American
people, North and South, were as noble a
people as any on the earth, and I main
tained, chiefly for argument's sake, that the
aristocracy ot all lands, the real aristocracy
were markedly superior to the masses of the
people. 1 .maintained that the catacombs of
Rome and Pans showed a gradual approxi
mation to a certain typo of character which
was not even yet attained except in the
aristocracy of worth. She insisted that the
heads of Phidias and Praxiteles were not
equaled in modern times with Christianity
and all the appliances of culture. She cited
tho remarks of many distinguished foreign
ers, who called her attention to the fact, that
the American people could more easily
adapt themselves to, and more thoroughly
embody the true principle ot politeness,
than any other democratic people in the
world. Just then I made a wicked query
that killed a good deal of this theory.
Mrs. Davis, how do the many strangers
that come here behave toward Mr. DAVisr
'Ah said she, 'almost all the Northern
women that come peer through the blinds
in the most indelicate manner, so that we
aro otten obliged to retire to the inner case
mate to avoid their rude glances.' 'Mrs.
Davis, no refined, instinctively polite people
could oossiblv bo trniltv ot such rrrossness.
So you have demolished your own theory.'
Wc then talked for awhile about educa
tion, where and by whom best ministered
and acquired, in which I felt proud that my
own maturely formed opinions were adopted
by this highly gifted and imperial-minded
At this time we saw a slender, shadowy.
tottering form approach the door. Some
thing in my heart told me it was Mr. Davis.
estrange, mystic human heart, with its divina
tion and prophecies I liible of the true -1
Infallible GoD-word to every human soul
that has ever been magnetized with love!
I had known this man at a time when his
word swayed an empire composed of as
noble men and asglorious GoD-gifted women
as has ever appeared in the tide of time. I
have obtained at hishandsthe sparingof the
lives of forty-seven Confederate rebel soldiers
during the war. 1 got on fourteen federal
soldiers condemned to death. I got his writ
ten permit no order to allow me to visit
all the Federal prisons and alleviate, in all
lawful ways, their sufferings. I have prayed
at this good man's bedside for a blessing of
Uod upon his commensurate to the mercy
he might extend to others, and that he might
hope for himself, should the changes of time
ever make him a ouppliant lor this beneh-
And now he is before mo a prisoner
good Uod I ilow:cbanged I The last time
1 saw him his brow seemed decked, not
only with a crown of intelligent glory, but
with a sort of primus xnlcrpares halo of all
the kingly chivalries of the past ages. Now
ho was bent, broken, reeling. But oh 1 that
voice, its timbre, cadence, tone 1 I am glad
to sec you, Mr. Keiley ; your hair is
whiter than it was that beautiful autumn
morning that you prayed by my bedside in
Richmond. Your heart, too, has been
seared. Well, thank God, amidst it all,
and by it all, we are ripening for the skies.
'Mr. Davis, has it never occurred to you
that, not victorious, but defeated causes,
when founded on truth and honor, are
finally victorious in the Cow of ages? Who
was the greatest man, IIBerius, atuapra:,
sunk in the infamies .of sensualism, or the
Nazarine. crowned with thorns, and utter
ing those words of power amid the agonies
of the cross Father, forgive them, they
know not what they do;' Ituc, said Jlr.
Davis, no true cause ever dies. Whatever
was truo in our theory of bt&te rights will
live, and be yet adopted entirely by our
Northern brethren. Ihe American peoples
aro eminently thoughtful and practical,
assimilating to themselves truth from every
point. Witness their wonderful improve
ments in the practical arts. You know
how the Normans conquered the Saxons at
Hastings how they oppressed and wronged
them : yet in tho course of three centuries
tho ideas of tho conquered subdued their
conquercrs and led the United Kingdom to
the conquest of that very franco whence
tho conquerors came. Centuries in the past
were no more than decades in the present.
I have no fear as to tho ultimate triumph of
our principles, punned from whatever was
wrong or selfish in them, as you and I have
been punhed by sorrow.
"Do you remember. Air. Davis, that coup
let of lady Utjion's translated by UowrER?
The nalh of sorrow, and that path alnno.
Leads to the place where sorrow Is unknown.'
"Yes, I remember it well. It is the com-
pend of Christianity. The world has never
yet fully appreciated that aspect, the occe
homo of (jurist. 1 have read more in the
old books, probably, than you have, Mr.
Davis: let mo recite to you an instance in
the life of Julian. He had oppressed and
thwarted Cyril, of Jerusalem, in various
ways: at last, on going to the Parthian war,
he met the good Bishop in great distress, on
account of tho miseries of his flock. He
then said to him, 'Cyril, where is your car
penter God, now r lhc JJishop answered,
'Perhaps, making a couin lor tne itoman
Emperor.' I have never heard that before,
but it is full of significance and a terrible
rebuke to unholy pride and self-conndence.'
rVfter prayers, wc proceeded to breakfast.
which had three covers, one each for Mr. and
Mrs. Davis, and one for me. The brcacfast
consisted of some nice rolls ana toast, good
tea. butter and a few oysters. Mr. Davis
cat very sparingly.
1 omittted to mention in its proper place
that Mrs. Davis met him at the door, put
her arms around his neck and kissed him.
After he was seated she brought him their
little child, which he kissed, seated on bis
knee, and, as i inougci oy mo-moiion oi nis
beautifully chiseled hps, prayed secretly
After breakfast. Bishop Green, of Missis-
at rtrti wnt mmfl PM. 1 lift Fm'UIIlT wajs
eordtnl and affectionate. Mr. Davjs alluded
with crent dehcacv to some family amicuon
or the Bishop, to Whica tno latter responuea
with a quivering lip and a tearful "eye.
Hereafter I will give you a pen and ink
picture of these two men as they limned
themselves on the canvass" of memory. Here
o-. . .. - i.i
only propose to give a part of the conver
sation that occupied the wnoie mornirg.
Our people all love and revere our late ex
cellent President. To meet their craving to
know Bomethintr about hlnvfrotn the heart,
or inner life side of him, I wiU write some
twn nr fliroo nsnCTB more OS this Subject. I
ought not to close without saying that he
evinces a most thorough spirit of forgiveness
towards his enemies. Like every sensible
man, ncscpaxaio ub nv.. . i
and does not condemn the Northern pooplo I
in mass neither Democrats, Bepttbheara I
man, he separates the wheat from the cbali,
nor Radicals arc fiends or.angels. Theyand
we arc poor livintr mortals, following tli
best light wc have, and should be charitable
to one another's lauits. jno. D. .keiley.
RADICAL PERFORMANCE OF BUTT
ONE OF JUIXJE N. A. PATTERSON'S
Correspoudence of lha Union and American..!
Manchester, September 25, 1SCG. The
Circuit Court for this county, according to
law, should have been held on the first Mon
day in tins month. A few days before, that
time a letter was received from Hi3 Honor
Judge Patterson, announcing that, on ac
count of hi3 having to attend the supreme
Uourt at Knoxville, he could not be here.
and would, therefore, postpone the term till
the second Monday. The Sheriff of the
county, in accordance with the instructions
of His Honor, had his jurors summoned,
his Witnesses subpoena! and everything in
readiness to hare the uourt at the time
specified in the letter referred to. The
second Monday. came, but the Court did not;
and although the people here are getting on
quite comfortably and peacefully without
courts, still, as His Honor had promised to
bo with them, it was somewhat of a disap
pointment, but being easily satisfied, all
parties retired to await His Honor's further
pleasure. In the meantime it leaks out,
that instead of being at Knoxville attending
to important matters before the Supreme
uourt, Judge 1'attekson was somc-
nunorcd3 ot miles away a delegate to a
certain mixed Convention at Philadelphia,
whether representing that portion of East
Tennesseo from which he hails, or the six
or eight loyal whites resident m this portion
of his moral vineyard, this deponent can-
not,- oi iu.4 own Knowledge, aver, i oniy
use the word "loyal" only in its Isrownlow
signification. It also appears from subse
quent investigation that the regular session
of the Supreme Court at Knoxville did not
commence its sitting until the second Mon
day in the month, thus forcing the inference
that the Judge was ratlm ignorant on a
point of material importance, or was guiltv
ot a criminal subtcrluge to cloak a purpose
of which, it seems, he' was ashamed. Of
course those who know Judge Patterson
in the past, through the columns of Brown
low's Whig, would not for a moment be
lieve him guilty of an intentional decep
tion. At any rate the Court was not held,
and people mil talk, you know.
RE3IIXISVEKCES OF AH EX-COXFED-
Correspondence Union and American 1
Bei jast. Tenn.. Sept. 22. 1866. Prob
ably it was well, while extending the hand
of forgiveness, if the mind could relapse into
forgetfulness. Would that the dark stains
of the past had been erased by the Crimean
tide which flowed from valiant hearts on so
many hundred battle-fields! If the fabled
waters of Lethe ever were desirable, now
certainly is the time to quaff deep not that
we would forget the past only that, recol
lection stands frowning in our pathway to
restoration and reconciliation, and besides
the office of fond memory in our case, can
but cast a solemn gloom over our lives. But
since memory is not wholly subject to the
will, we turn to1 tho days when the " con
quered banner" waved proudly to the stir
ring winds, or hung listlessly from the staff
amia inesuipnury oreezc oi name.
many ot the itock Lity uuards will re
member this month five years ago. Then
for the first time we entered the list then
we first heard hostile cannon, and saw the
gleam of unfriendly bayonets. They cannot
have forgotten the march through those
chilling rains and abrupt precipices
around Huttonville, with Cheat Pass
sombre and spectre-like in the dis
tance. There, also, for the first time
that warrior prince, Gen. Lee, came
under the observation of our troop. Com
manding, dignified, courteous oven to his
couriers, he looked the man that "was born
to rule." Possibly, in the stirring scenes of
.northern Virginia, Maryland and Pennsyl
vania, he has forgotten that wet, dreary
mountain bivouac, when lying on Ms blan
ket, and his blanket on tho ground, unat
tended save, by a few troopers and a part of
his staff, he cheerfully accepted a- cup of
collee irom a poor soldier. That soldier ref
members with pnde tho event, fast by the
side of the peerless jL.ee. on this occasion,
was tho in-starred uoh Washington, yn
the evening of the day in question Col. Jno.
A. Washington, attended by Major Lee,
(since then Major General LEEj of the cav
alry,) passed by the mounted videttc, going
in the direction of the iortihcation at
Crouch's. They were warned of the prox
imity of tho foe, yet pushed forward at a
brisk canter. Scarcely had they gone half
a mile when the sharp crack of small arm3
was heard, and sooa after Major Lee, witli
two or three orderlies returned, but Colonel
Washington had fallen, pierced by three
balls. As a soldier he had a fine
appearance and had he lived would,
doubtless, have made his mark in tho
field then but just opening to view. A
recollection of this campaign also suggests
tho names of Gen. Robert Hatton ard
Col. Forbes. My first and only acquaint
ance with Uol. f orbes was at liRADY's Uate.
Rations were very scarce. Tbe troop3 had
been for twenty-four hours without any food.
This citizen-looking Colonel gave his last
ounce of provisions to our men. This ono
act has endeared the name to me, and it
was with profound sorrow that I heard that
he fell gloriously at second Manassas. The
name of Hatton is too well known to need
mention in Tennessee. Reverently we un
covered, while standing by his grave a few
months later, in tho cemetery at Ivnoxville.
iho llowcr-wrcath laid upon his fresh made
grave had faded, but the name of Hatton
i i ... j. j., - i . i i.
win ic iauciess in our nearis anu unnais.
On the march from Mahlin's Bottom to
Sewell Mountain I have seen Colonel
Hatton marching in the ranks over barely
passable roads, while his favorite little
"black" was carrying some faint and
weary sick soldier. Is it strange that he
was tho idol of his men? Will men do
less valiant service under such a leader ?
Seven Pines saw a no more glorious death
than his; lennessec lost no braver or better
son; Virginia sou drank not a better
patriot's blood. "Viroinius.
The Nest Congress. The present N.
Y. State delegation standi twenty-ono Re
publicans to ten Democrats. I lie district in
which the administration can hope to make
gains, are the iliiru, Jigntn, Xiintli Twollth,
Sixteenth. Eighteenth and Twenty -first.
The vote in these districts at tho last Con
gressional election stood as follows :
3. Humphrey 11,752 Faron ...11.1C8
8. Dodso . S,i35
9. Darline 5,832-
12. Ketcbam 12,229
16. Kellogir 8,058
18. .Martin 14.453
21. Conklin-..11.0ti6 Kernan
The " CwnmerciaZ " thinks tho Democrats
may gain six members in the State, but may
loose one in Urange and bun 1 van.
TIIK IU.ACIC SHEEP AMOXQ
When the statement that H. G. Norton.
one of tho vagrant Southern loyalists who
are carninc their bread and butter by mak
ing a crusade in the North against the Pres-
lueni anu uie uiiiuu, iuu ueuiiui: ui.-i;uaw.-u
1T . J .t- TT l.-.t 1 J? .-.1
-with his mission and had determined to cx-
poseihe tenriversations of the anti-restora-
tionists with whom ho was raiding, it was
straiirhtwav declared br all trood radical
prints in the east that Norton was never a
i-ood radical: that ho had not the confidence
i A e ' .1 r i
o: uie Knowinc ones anion? me lauiuui in
the Radical church, and had "wrung himself
in" upon tno Bweet-scenteu jjrotvxlo-v,
Hamlltos, WAKMoenr, etc This denial
in behalf of the so-called Radical Norton
was accepted redily enough by the public,
for it was -well understood that the whole
gang of itinerants were a. "snaky" set of ad
venturers; but now the itftuicai papers are
Sotting forth a new denial, to tho effect that
toRTOX is truo and the pretended dispatch
of his, was a forgery. Well, no matter; it
is of little account to tne country whether
these vagrant disunion "loyalists" lie or are
lied about. Aa soon as the bread and butter
with which their political friends are feeding
them fail, they will subside into obscurity.
Rev. Mr. Merdttti. of Stafford countv
tells of anetrro woman in that rarion lead
ing her people in idol-dances, andciving out
lierscli aa immortal, nev.ur. MATtsiiXLX.
that State tad adopted what they call tho
New Religion. They each that God is
dead: and that the Savior has been supers c-
vj, "-- fp-
dedby two old negro tromen, whom they 1
worship in hkBehiimd EngTiirer. J
SEPTEMBER 29, 1S66.
FROM SEW TO UK.
Sleeting: or tile Congregational Mission
ary Society Encotirnsrinsr Reports
New Yore, Sept. 27. A Washington
special says: Marqui3 De Montdalen,
the French Minister, has failed to receive
any conhrmation of the rumor that his son
had been captured and shot by the Mcxi
I have it from good authority that Judge
Underwood, of tho Circuit Court, will not
liave a session of his court next month,
A Tribune Pittsseld special says: At
the afternoon session of the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis
sions, yesterday, vr. it. Anderson resigned
the Secretaryship, which he has filled for
over fourteen years. Union addresses were
made on tho occasion, and two checks of
510,000 each, were presented to him by the
loyal men of New England and of New
Of the morning meeting, the trouble of
the African mission with Bishop Stanly, of
iionotuiu, was discussed. The lacs of men
for missionary fields occupied the evening
session, anu a resolution was adopted com
manding personal appeals to the clerical and
A Washington snccial sava: General
Foster's report of Florida, for August, says
mat uic ireeumen have received better treat
ment at the hands of the courts and planters.
and consequently the planting interests of
tne&tatc arc in excellent condition. The
prospects of a fine cotton crop are very
promising. The catapillars have appeared,
but tho cotton bolls are so far matured that
they fcan't do much damage. He reports.
corn in the vicinity of Tallahassee and Jack
son county as being very poor. In the
Northern counties it is only a partial yield,
In tho Southern counties it is a good crop,
much better than it ha3 been for years. The
neat ot the summer has caused much ma'
The cholera has appeared at Jacksonville.
Appalachecola and Cedar Keys. The vic
tims are principally negroes.
Tho Remains of a Jlardcrcd Officer Re
ported Found in Louisiana A Strange
New York, Sept. 27. The Herald's
Washington special says: The Commission
er of the. Freedmen'a Bureau has just re
ceived a communication from Mai. Gen. P.
H. Sheridan, transmitting the following in
formation in regard to the murder of CapL
S. G. Butts, whoso mysterious disappear
ance was noticed some time since. Brevt.
Major Crony, an agent in the bureau for
the parishes of Sabine and Natchitoches.
.Louisiana, reports that the remains of Cant.
Butts, ho has every reason to believe, have
been found about four miles from Mr. Week's
plantation on the Natchitoches. Butts
stopped all night at Week's house on .Sat
urday night, July 8lh. Tho skeleton
tound, exactly corresponds with the desenp-
tion of Butts. Two of the front teeth wero
broken. Gold shirt studs and sleeve buttons
were found. Capt. Butts wore sleeve but
tons, but Major Crony does not remember
that he wore studs. Jfrom tho description
of the wound, tho ball must have entered
the back of the head, passing out at the fore-
ueuu anu Kiueu mm instantly.
A special to the lnbune from iSew (Jr-
leasn says : Gov. Wells has prepared an
important proclamation which will be soon
New York, Sept. 27. There were five
cases of cholera reported in this city yester
day, out no ueatns.
1' torn the oliicial report there' seems to be
a slight abatement of the disease in Urook-
lyn. only two cases having been registered
A 'Iroy dispatch says that the cholera has
1 . 1 i f.i. r r-l - i . t
(iruKi-u uiu wiiu icariui violence in me vi
cinity of North Adams, Massachusetts.
There have been eight cases and ive deaths
within twenty-four hours.
The Fen Inn Invasion- Lively I'rcpnrn-
New Ybni:, Sapt. 27. A Herald' Otta
wa dispatch says: 'Ihe remans are again
concentrating for a raid on various portions
oi Vermont, and troops are being placed on
ah extensive war footing. A military force
lias , been lormed into held brigades and
garrisons formerly being complete in them
selves, are prepared to move at a moment's
notice. Thecommissariatand quartermaster's
departments and medical corps have been
ordered to supply themselves fully with
evcrytning necessary tor a vigorous cam
ihe rates of the batiks of Upper Canada
were quoted at nearly par and no further
lailurcs were anticipated.
rrtOJI THE l'EASSS.
Depreciations or the Indians.
Fort Laramie. Sent. 2G. A disnatch
received to-day from Fort Phillip Kearney
states the Indians aro very troublesome,
stealing stock and attacking small parties.
Un tno I3tu they captured a Uovernmcnl
herd of mules, and wounded two of the
guard. On the 14th, private Johnson and
Kidgway Glover, and artist for Frank
Leslie's paper, were killed and badly mu
tilated. They attempted to capture the
pickets near tho Fort, cut were driven off;
loss two killsd. Two men of Bailey's
mining partv while hunting, were killed af
ter a small I033 to the Indians. A report
received from r ort south, Uakotali. states
there arc from 500 to COO IndiansinTongue
River Valley, ail hostile, fand they are
determined that the the new read to Mon
tana shall not be built. Government stock
was stationed at Platte bridge to-day.
Washington, Sept. 27. National Intel-
licencer says : To-day S. Tyler, of Mary
land, ono of the counsel of Mr. DAVIS had
an interview with tho Attorney General in
regard to the trial of Mr. Davis. We have
not heard the result of the interview, but
suppose it was in accordance with what we
learn from the be3t sources of intormation,
viz: That Judge Underwood and Chief
Justice Chase have conic to the conclusion
that because of the legislation of the last
Congress tho adjourned court cannot be held
nest month. Consequently, the case of
Mr. Davis, with all others, must be post
poned to a future day.
Washington. Sept. 27. The Navy De
partment has received information of the ar
rival of the United States steamer Manaska,
from Tampico via. the Kio Urandc and Ual
veston. at Pensacola on the 24th inst. Com
modore Coshman, of the Manaska, reports
that the American interests have not suliered
by violence from either of the contending
parties in Mexico, and no vessel of war of I
the Imperialists had appeared off Tampico
or Rio Grande, and no apprehension of a
blockade were entertained.
Gen. Iteanrcgnrtl in Scvr Tork.
Nov York. Sept. 27. The Rolla Du
Paris brought 059,000 francs in treasure.
Among her passengers we notice the arri
val of Gen. Beauregard.
IThe Rev. Dr. Hawks died in this city
Indiana Stnto l'nlr.
Indian ato lis, Sept. 27. The prospccU
for the State Fair are very encouraging. e
have 4,000 entries of stock, and machinery
is arriving and being arranged on tne
cronnda. The board nave entertained no
idea of postponement.
Fortress Monroe, Sept. 27, The steara-
r ntlinr on Body Island. jSorth Carolina,
proves to 1 the Sheridan, from New York
. r.i i tn
for .New Orleans, one nau so passcngera.
wbo "have been safely landed. I hey will
arrive in JNOriOlK to-oay. Aaauswutu um
- . . & . t.
Kaot jnt hv the underwriters' agents, and
hopes aro entertained of saving tho vessel
From ?few York.
XirwYonK. Sent. 27. Gen. Sweeney
publishes a card declining to take any part
in the proceedings of the Fenian Brother
A man named J as, Gorman was shot and
supposed fatally, by the proprietress of the
uagnio, in XirooKiyn, aaaini
Neelet, alias CxLESTU CuutAKr, and is
now tinder arrest I
uagnio, in liroociyn, namcn juwa".'
There were no cholera deaths reported
Morgan T. Harris, appointed Collector
of Internal Revenue for the 8th District, has
Iocatedn this city, vice G. P. Potman re
Ihe cricket match continued to-day, the
Young America's last wicket being for forty-
uoui iirsi innings.
Experiments In Target Shooting.
Fortress Monroe, Sept. 27. Results
of experiments upon the iron-clad target
may be thus stated: Eight feet thick, of
stone wall, clad with four inches of rolled
iron, tested at a distance of 350 yards, of-
Kimfiuumv iiir rcaisuiuw 10 ine snots
fired by tb'e 15-Inch smooth-bore and lfr
inch xiodman guns. The 12-inch Dyer
projectile, weighing 620 pounds, possessed
greater power upon the plates than the 15-
iuui spuencai aaot, weigning i-u pounus,
but the destructive qualities of the latter
upon the heavy masonry far exceeded the
calculations of the omcers present.
a stronger target, with an additional
iron plating, will be constructed before any
definite result can be arrived at respecting
me manner oi building lortincations with
the greatest power of resistance against the
improved artillery ot tho age.
A close examination made into the affairs
of Mr. C. C. Flint, propnetor of the Old
Tt:: l l.. -
uuiiiiiuu ti-wswuin.-r, buuw mai nc nas vie-
timized tho follow! Nminn,,! .nta. v.
timized tho following National banks : Nor
folk, $6,000 ; First National Bank of Nor
folk. S3.CO0: Insurance Trust, of Norfolk.
$6,200; total, S1C.800. The forgeries were
mostly upon Government bills and vouchers:
JNo clue ha3 yet been obtained as to the
whereabouts of the defaulter.
Dentil of Gen. Xcadbcttcr.
Rochester, N. Y.. Sent. 27. Gen. N
Leadbetter. late of the rebel army, died
of appoplexy at Clifton House, C. W., last
night. He belonged in Mobile, and left a
considerable sum of money and valuable
ellects when he died.
Association of Returned. Prisoners.
PiTTsnuRO, Sept. 27. A. meeting of tho
reiurneu prisoners irora a numuer oi o tales.
was held alter the adjournment of the oai
lore' and Soldiers' Convention, when an as
sociation of rebel-prison survivors was or
ganized by the election of Gen. A.STRAiairx
as Chairman, llns evening a constitution
and circular was adopted as follows :
W e, the survivors of the thousands of
loyal men, who have been incarcerated in
Southern prisons, desirous of forming a so
ciety for the purpose of collecting material
for a history of their imprisonment and
affording aid to those of them who have-
been rendered helpless by rebel barbanty.
and of rendering and perpetuating friend
ship, cemented by mutual suffering, have
initiated such an organization.
The association was permanently organ
ized by choosing Uen. straight, of Intl., as
President, and one Vice President from each
A beginning having been thus, made, we
appeal to our late comrades in prison to
join with us in making this association co
extensive witli cur country. JLo this end
let each returned prisoner put himself in
communication with the Vice President ap
pointed for the State to which he belongs,
and be enrolled aa a member of the branch
association of his State. Those becoming
members' will aid in collecting such infor
mation as will be useful in composing a
history of rebel prisons, and especially .in
relation to those fellow prisoners whose fate
is unknown to their friends at home. With
such purposes in view, we feel assured that
our fellow-prisoners generally will join us
in carrying them into affect by using every
means conclusive to that end. The meeting
New York, September 27. Tho Epis
copal Convention re-assembled this morning
in St. John' Chael. The reports of the
Trustees of the Episcopal funds was read.
It appears that tho accumulating fund
added to the disposable fund, now exceeds
$10,000, the limit of the fund to bo ob
tained for the support of the Bishop. The
report sets forth that the interest on this
sum will not support the Bishop and pay
the taxes on tho Episcopal residence. The.
Commissioners were instructed to continue
the accumulation of the fund for the support
of the Bishop.
it was resolved to purchase a house and
lot, as an Episcopal residence for the Bishop.
The latter then proceeded to deliver his an
nual address. After speaking an hour and
a half, without concluding his address, a
recess of halt an hour wa3 taken.
Upon re-assembling, a resolution was
adopted that the members would attend the
funeral of the Key. Dr. Hawks.
The special committee on the salary of
the itishop made their report, it was re
solved to vote to the Bishop.in addition to his
salary of 50,000, the sum of 2,000, making a
total for the year ol SSj.WU.
Ihe Convention then adjourned until tins
evening, wnen reports win ce nearu irom
i . , , i f
the committees and the iiishop will conclude
the delivering of his address.
Appointments by tlio President Snlo
of Revenue Cutter.
Washington, Sept. 21. The President
to-day made the following appointments
J. Anderson, of Maine, Auditor of the
Treasury for the Postoffice Department: Jno.
J. HcJiniREY, of Tennessee, Agent for the
Indians of the Cherokee Agency.
Chief Engineer Mortimer Kelloo, of
the United State Navy, has been ordered to
superintend the construction of tbe Uovern
ment building at Bridgcwatcr, Massochu
Congress at the late session authorized the
Secretary of the Treasury to sell such of the
revenue cutters as aro not adapted to the
service. The Government will accordingly,
soon dispose at public sale, six of the steam
era which, were built in a manner moro suit
able ior war than lor tne civil service.
Then there will be twelve remaining cutter
steamers, six ot which are on the lakes, and
nine sailing cutters.
ihe numberof the latter is to be increased,
proposals for building which have been in
vited, bailing vessels arc to bo emnloved
only when they can render the requisite ser-
vice, wniiciiieir use win materially uecrease
the expense of the service.
Ltt-.l .! , . , 1 ,
Kecently a delegation of prominent busi
ness men, most of them cotton factors and
planters, visited Washington to endeavor to
obtain a modification of tbe existing rules
and regulations tinder which cotton has
subjected. The Secretary of the Treasury
to-day referred the subiect to the Attorney
r - i r t - - .
uiurai, mr ii m opinion in uie premises.
Visitor to the Fair.
Oodbnsburo, N. Y., Sept. 27. Governor
xbnton and suite, the Collector of this port
and several other prominent gentlemen
were present to-day at the St. Lawrence
County Fair, now open at Canton.
Jlr. Onld Klectcd .State Senator.
Richmond, September 27. Robt. Onto.
formerly of Washington, and during the
war Commissioner for the exchange of pri
soncr?, was elected to the Siato Senate to
day from this city. His competitor was
Jno. Tyler, son of the Ex-President.
KnleofXlffllroiul Slot It .
St. Louis. Sept. 27- The Iron Mountain
Railroad sold to-day, by Governor Fletch
er, for four million seven hundred thousand
dollars, the State being purchaser.
Cattore of Adoltoe Bernard.
Adolthe Bernard, the well known rail
road agent who decamped with a large sum
of money belonging to the .Memphis and
Charleston itatirood company, a lew days
ago. was captured by Detective Stone
brecker of the Metropolitan police force,
in Chicago, on Jrriday evening. 1 he detec
tive had only been an hour in the "Garden
City" when he laid hU hand on Bernard's
shoulder, as be was about to enter & saloon
at tbe Corner of Clark and Lake streets.
Together they returned to the Sherman
House, where Bernard gave up $1,500 to
his captor, and they left for Memphis the
same night, arriving here yesteruny forenoon.
Bernard was locked up at the first district
police station, and will bo brooch t before a
magistrate to-day. Memphis UtJItm,3UL
Hon. Ben. Loan, a, Radical Con crew
man from Missouri, says no Southern State
should be represented in Congress "until
every dollar expended by the country in the
late war was taxed out of the boo them peo
ple." Suppose we have all the male babies
r- j- - - - . i
lulled as lecarity for the future. Moslm I
i'osTAi. KEanxATioNR. For tho benefit
of the uninformed, wo condense the follow
ing, in regard to postage, from the official
Newspapers and magazines net prepaid at
iuu mailing oince, cannot oe dtHivored. until
the postage has been paid at least one quar
ter in advance, or as transient matter two
cents each, tho standard weight being four
ounces. Kates to regular subsenbers pay-
ouiu quarterly in auvance lor weekly papers
cents: uaiiy. cents.
The rate on letters is uniform, thmmrlinnt
mo unitea otates, tnree cents each, and
three cents for each additional half nnnm
!. TT -i 1 ri. . . o -
or fraction to be prepaid; if not, double,
I :n , . . r
err. Ihe iracihe rate of ten ronta hi. Tuu
All local or dron letters are chnrmvihln
with two cents postage, to be prepaid by
stamp in all cases. No tee rmniml v...
riers for delivery.
xiegisiereu letters are chargeable with a
fee of twenty cents as formerly.
Circulars and transient newsnanora hnva
to bo prepaid with stamns. twn nta am-V,
Three circulars will, in unsealed envelope
to one address, pass 'at the same rate, two
cents; six circulars for four cents, etc Seed,
engravings, and other miscellaneous matter,
chargeable at the rate of two cents for each
four ounces), or fractions of it sent to one
I iuur uuncra, or
I -.1,1- i r . c
add.r0?- Boo arc charged four cents for
eacn lour ounces in weight, prepaid with
General Sherman, in a recent letter.
"It is amusing to observe how bravo and
firm men become when all danmr is
I have noticed on fields of battle brave men
never insult the captured nor mutilate the
dead: but the cowards and hrainmrta nlwnva
do. Now, when the rebellion in our land
is dead, many Falstaffs appear to brand
ish the evidence of their valor, and seek to
win applause and aDnronaiate honors for
deeds that never were done."
General Sherman and General Grant.
who fought side by side durinir tho war. and
between whom there was always the most
perfect unanimity of views, seem to still be
very much alike in tho opinions they enter
tain of Falstaffian Radicalism. Chicago
Office Board of Health, Nashville,
Septembca 27, 1800. Report of Mortuary
Committee, for the last twenty-four hours,
ending 7 o'clock p. m., September 27th:
Deaths from cholera 22
" from other causes. .. 13
Number of whites, 14; colored, 21. Pau
pers 15. Although tho cholera is fast abat
ing, still the people aro not yet -warranted
in returning to. a full vegetable dieL Ail
such substances aa raw fruits and crudo
vegetables hard of digestion, should unhesi
tatingly be discarded as liable to provo ex
citing causes, so long as any cholera cases
exist. No doubt many of tho fatal cases
occurring yesterday and to-day, have re
sulted from rash imprudence. We know
personally of several such cues, and liavo
every reason to believe there aro more.
By order of the Board of Health.
V. S. LINTlSIiEY.ar. D.l
O. A. imODIB, M. I). J-Committeo.
Common Council. The Common Coun
cil met at three o'clock yesterday afternoon,
President Cotton in the chair.
Present Councilmcn Lellyette, Duncan,
nailey, Brien, Ambrose, Cotton, Graves,
Edwards, Beaslcy, Horn, HaslaayKarsch.
Tho minutes of the preceding meeting
were read and approved.
The reports of the Revenue Collector and
Water Tax Collector were read and ordered
to be filed. .
Mr. Lellyette, from special committe
on the sale of meats about the city, asked
that the committee be discharged, and the
matter passed over to the next City Coun
cil. The request was concurred in.
The special committee appointed to rent
a building for hospital purposes, were dis
charged, having failed to find a bdilding
suitable for the purpose.
Tho petition of Thomas Hefferan, to
build a frame house in 10th ward, was re
ferred back to the petitioner for moro ex
Miss Letitia Dibbett, petitioned for
damages to her property on the corner of
Church and 3IcLemorc8treets. Referred to
tho City Attorney.
The act changing tho Ward boundaries of
the Public Square was taken up and passed
on its second reading. Tho rule was sus
pended, and tho bill passed on its third and
Tho bill amending tbo act to prevent walk
ing the street with prostitutes was post
poned. Tho report of tho Committee on Publie
Property, from tho Board of Aldermen, was
read and ordered to bo placed on file.
The resolution from the Board of Alder
men to drain a pond near tho Chattanooga
Railroad was taken up, and on motion was
A resolution authorizing the Board of
Health to continue the use of disinfectants,
was read and passed.
Tho resolution to prevent the transporta
tation of paupers to this city was passed,
A petition from M. A. Parrish to erect a
frame stable on College street was granted.
A resolution from tho Board of Aldermen
to appoint a committee of three to settle
with A. B.SHANKLAND, Revenue Collector,
was passed. The President appointed, on
the part of Common Council, Messrs. Lell
The petition of W. O. Harris to be re
lieved from taxes assessed in 18G3, on pro
perty not then in the county, was read, and
on motion, the relief was granted.
The bill granting the right of way to the
Church and Spruce street Railway was read
and passed on its Sat reading, and, on a
suspension of the rules, passed on its second
reading. U10 rules were again suspended,
and the bill put on its third reading. Mr.
Lbllyett offered a series of amendments
which were adopted, and the hill as amended
passed on its third and htst reading.
On motion adjourned to meet Saturday
next, 7 o'clock, r. M.
Going to Atlanta. Wm. Aimison, a
Nashville typo, lias concluded to quit tho
profession, and embark in the furniture j
business in Atlanta, Ga. We understand he
leaves for that dty in a few days. He will
carry with him the best wishes of his host of
friends here for his success in the line of
business he has chosen. He is a gentleman
of excellent business qualifications and strict
integrity, and we unhesitatingly recommend
him to the good people of Atlanta as in
every respeoi worthy their confidence and es
Railroad Consolidation. At a meeting
of the stockholders ef the Tennessee and
Alabama, Alabama Central, and the South
ern Central Railroad companies, held at
Huntsvllle, Ala., oa Wednesday last, a con
solidation of the three ompanua was
effected, under the style of the Nashville
and Decatur Railroad Company.
Wo understand the new company will
push their lino to Montgomery, Ala thus
putting us in more direct comrnunieation
with the Gulf of Mexico.
TitE ifontrosc (Pa.) Independent JlrpM-
eau announces the admission to the bar of
JoxjLTim J, Wsioitr "a full blooded ne
' I A-"CTiT 7 M
i n ocajy- . t
Proportion rate for (barter period.
MONETARY MP OOMMGUL
')rriOR nr-raxUNKv asb Akmmn 1
PMoat. Septeaber 1666.
AToxmBT. W m Yerk jwter-
da? atlK&waM4g itll. amlat JwsuMi.
The rate here wm MS bayiB. ana lmWng.
Qererameat SentfitUn are a fcttewg
BoMaaH Mill i emtio a van dail.
Exchange aa New York U taken by tbe Wlu
at rar, and w nM at H twenitui.
There k hot Mule exateeaeat in Bank of Tea
newee notes. Beahes seMarallr are efleriae 8.
aBdbeMiBcateeata,wMaa tale at the latter
ayare tlit we ewM henraC.
FUnten Bank is Ana at 81 Wviac. ami SSeeata
Union Bank it feoafat at S eaMa.
Southern Banknotes are ratfrerduU. frith but
few in market.
Jfa-ibvltlc Grocery ami Produce Market.
There tpm a Hjt iBmeveawHt io the market
yesterday. Frieees ruled arm. The trade was
principally ieeal, all fnm the eeaatry beiac&MHj
Flhbo. Tn nwul 1 . fc.il , ,
Ve nuete: Superfine new at SM M$n flk extra
in Ami so: Ciiv ?nit. and kiVmS?
V, nKvr.-Uut. little antrlne. ShI t teH prfeV.
Wequete : M lz SfcrMl. 1 WS Wfc-r M i
g?5 S2? a" ad gaa ; aa.1
fz S2 30 for white.
CbrrKK. Conmui la Mliaillf t
fctJjgHh; ir to prxm SkSSTaad strieUy
Demarara. ITWIsC- jUw IWIaM Miau
C extra. KM18e: C vailuw WWiaW- M
18lSSe A ooffe. l8tK standard hank. 3e. '
1.IQCOBS. uema-Ml active at fall prices. W
nete as fallows Whteky, Bnnrhea, per oat. it 0)
M !tk lloberlsea CoaBlr&TSM&ttt IWiuu jaea
Brandy. Freneh &4S20: Catawba JfcanJr
$4Sc lWb Brandy , vfeo. Mahtca.
$2506: Wine. Sherry, mi.
Bico.-Very little in market. Sdes
hams, plain. 23H)a: ahoaMen MMKM.
cult.! uusaei narreic t 90
Ik 3 bushel kar
rote S3 2S.
Cindlkh. Stn r. lfo at
15M6MMe. ami paralae
at. 23c-, sassier mould
lIiDt8.-tireeo.94Me; OreG O&K. tfsc Or
salted. 9)4 Salted Calf. 16e: 1 ll&Slk
LKATHBR-Oak Sole V 0; rSUe
unmtsa van r ioin Vtxrreseti km. it
doxea PMN; American Calf 0sea
Lovisvii.i.c Septestar . S f M ttMs.
tetatw at fll ratw. Kw uM atfMp Mr
whu St 75. Mtsl tonXt. STSk. .
MtM pork aJvnned to St 981 Hmm. sfcauMwa
11. near mug 31. rnuUMIi MhhU. Raw
Xew OrlenuM Starker,
Br TefegTsi J
Kr Onr.wxg. Ssctamfetr 37. Gotten Srai
oaies ei ijmu mw mwfieMt
tMtay SW Iwlo. Nw
count, fc'terliac nsaimil.
Cisctss.m. Stpt. 27. Koar firm, &nl So hkhsr
-superfine flOSWiUl ; tr0 brawls SIl 5Pkk3 ;
and fanay $14615 00. What firm at at at tH
82 80 for No. 1 red, and ta (roo.1 dmaaad. trr.
searee and flrra at S&MOe for N. I; at afese 8S.
demand. Rye adraBced 5e,
supply. Barley in deraaad at
uib owner, no. 1 ami wppir ml equal w
Rye advanced 5e. fl (mi 18. hbt
Barley la dtstand at 31 9891 66 Whfej
kt new otIHe tn band, G4t tM rate above tbe e
ttmato of buyers. ProrwioM f rra bqt quiet. Mess
poric wkw. nunc meats. MMltHKt&M. Baeen
sides, ni to small soles. Lard duH aad no de
mand, nnme sun be bengal at 18. Butter un-
aaanceti at cammm it. i inriai in 1
aemami. suzar nivias. usee 39BSIe.
Xcvr Tork Jloney Mnrkct.
Nkw YonE, Sept. 27, noon. GM opened at
uw ana eieseu at itm. Money easy at w per
cent, on call leans. SterHec exebange firm ami
quiet at 1W1. GoTtrameat iteebs a shado
better. Freights to Liverpool qalet.
Xcw Tork 3Ioncy nntl StocU SXarbet.
Nrw York. ScpL IB. The Poet's money aritela
says ine loan raaricet Mill aottMaauy supplied
with idle capital.
Stoek narketaetive. ami nuo-
The Drliteiit&i hatara In Iterant.
ment securities is tbe tuddea He of H-Ss t WWJ,
W and 110. there were no sales. Kail read shared
mere aetire, prices bare a tewleaor to rue a:
tbe board. New York Central tSSL M. 0. Ill
Krio mi. Hudran 1ZK
Foreign exchange firm.
Ji'ow Tork Cotton Market.
New York. September SI. Cettoa aatira ami
nJranwl KSSle; 3a fer mkStMteg uplaatk. aod W
fer do. Orleans.
New Tork Harket.
Nkw York. Sept 27. Flour wllbout decided
chance- (O1000 for extra Sate tlSS6Si
fer extra It il O: and 12 3B9I-I fer trade
brands, eJotinK quiet. Wheat wMreat deeided
ehame. 190 for old Ohio sarins: 1 M 1f ail V
2 Milwttukeo. Kyewltboot deeMedahaiigettif 1 ffi
for western. Barley aetire Jt 3fil 96 fcr State
Corn irregular and Hfcle bettor, and afeted firm
and steady at 88 for iaterior. asd W&9MriferMp-
Slnc mixed western. Oato loMs better. Sales
!.00O bushel at 48e3&. Whisky quiet at 44 Me
in bond. Coffee firm but quiet, etarar stead? with
rcry good demand at 10felX fcr Cuba; ifelSVf
fur Porto llieo. Molotes steady- but quiet.
troleum quiet and lewer at V&flh fcr erode,
SIMMS for refined ie bond. 31ea pork olosed at
SM IX) oasfa. I3131 X old do. and 78 fer prime.
Beef steady at previous prices. Bases quiet at
lH fer ribbed. Cut meats steady at fer
shoulders, nnd lS20e for bams. Lard steady at
10jf18. Butter quiet at 38916 fer Ob lot
-Meter State, and 569Me fer Orag eeunly la
palls. Cheeso steady 1010eK.
.St. Lon In Market.
St. Lqvm. September 27. Flour
bureri boldins off fer lower nrioas.
nnoBasged. Wheat, choice sprtsg Miter,
other grades unchanged. Com after oats
ehitnced. Pork droopinir atsMM. Baeen dull
and tmouanged. Halter lower. WBhtky firm at
$S X, free.
Capt Jons S. Dishisll, 4d Brash, has been
offered the oeesmand of a packet Ib the St. Louis
trade next season.
Captains Das. Kwsur a4 Fsaw. MetwiCL.
pilots on the JMmU WMfe.wiM tears frrtfeetr
beat to-morrow, bow prepatiog tests rt oat from
The Itmema and Meeta bare keen soM by the
Cincinnati ami XashTiilo Packet Compa.ny. Their
ploeo will be supplied by Irisd-wheelers tboeora
Oaptais CisrwiiSRT left yosUrday ta bring op.
on the present rise, bkupperteatboriaad pockets
JL. ltalttr and Funny SrantUtt.
Be. C. Done, asd eld riror cserk. Is lying se
rioutlr ill at Ombbtt i Bom's ofiWc.
At Loubrille, yesterday, tbo river was station
ary, with M foot is tbo outai. il feet i laeae
at the foot of the felts, and IS feet oa lite tails.
Dissolution or IAirTSWitr. Tha
partnership heretofore existing ander tho
firm of and name of XBHRrrr A TIiXiX. has
been dissolved by mttlMl eefiseivt, Jfr. Jf r
kitt retiring. The bnsinoai will he tarried
on at the old stand, 47 Ctareh street, under
the style of John W. IIiu. & Co.
Tiik ItALieoK Afcmmmm. Pre fewer
Hay ma4v several iiiBcagiifct aseeiMlens
yesterday, Qdte a mmW f took
pasmge to the upper regivn, and
tho trip doliglitfal. We nndorshtnd a de
taohed aseonshrB wilt take pae te-errew.
The price ef admimien te th Wurc U
fifty cents, instsad of eee dollar, as pub
lished heretofore. A brass band Js la at
tendance during the ascensions, and a few
hours can be whiled away very pleasantly
witnessing these reoaulf feats.
Frbbdmkn's Bureau. Ospialn Mmkah,
Vi'Aiat, ef the Veteran JUaerveOsrps, re
potted to Gen. J. K. Lswja w We4cestlay
lost, and assumed oHlf the JN'oshvltte
Sub-District in the Freed?)' Btireaei.
KbOOSBBK'B OOCBT. AUECXStfBR llMSS'
SEMSiT, drunk W.
Anwikw Bkaslky, eata-ed, dtWrdorfy
conduet, Xned 99.
Menus AwtAxs, ehargssl wfth eKwdorly
osfldaet, was dtefcarged( aMl tbe preseeutfns
witness tared with, the eases.
Jack Citklbv, ranfiiRc; a fcaak wllhswt
Ileense, had his ease oontlniicd.
Mikk IIasdlby ami wife wece taxed
with the easts en eharge ef dtserdsrlrly een-
New Tmkatse. We tw4entan4 the
New Theatre will fee re-opened abeet the
18th of October, umkc the itMMtafeweat of
. . . . rt... ey A.
our om irienu, sas. jihum. oujt. sutewe,
how torus a theatre, and we ha-re Be 4e4bt
he will make this oae a weceas.
' It Is the
vy is Me
. fer saora
ly made X
ln asy other
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