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EDITORS & PltOPRIETOUS.
Valnntary eetnmunicat'o&a, containing interest
rgor Important news, u U tiled from nay quarter.
Newt letters frtm tbj various counties f tfae
Q l especially derirod.
-tlnmirounteationitnoaidbe addressed to the
" Bdlturs of the Uxios asd Aveeicak."
.SATOKDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1860.
THE IS" E "W S .
Secretary Bsowxixo U going to publUh a
letter hi opposition to the constitutional amend
ment, contending that it baa not been oemlita
tlenally passed by Congress.
A eaM for the formation of "Constitutional
Qwardl" U published in the Washington paper.
They are "to be ready at all times to aid the een
Mltutional authorities." A recruiting reodez
vna has been spaced in Washington.
A feHew, pretending to be a returned Oalifor
slan, offered a lot of 96,00 worth ef gold doit fur
Kile. In Detroit, the other day, bat did not find a
buyer. A t peeimea of the stuff proved to be a
Tile adulteration. It seema that a mixture of the
kind, dropped when at melting heat into eold
water, assumes the exact appearance of real
"flRWe geld," and ean only be distinguished from
It by the eleeest scrutiny.
ZZ The Vermont Legislature, oa Thursday,
elected UnHed States Senalora as follows: To fill
theraaaaoy eeeasiened Wythe death ef Senator
Collambr, Hen. L. P. roLiXP: to fill the unex-
pirco term ei senator rooTE, hob. ubomk j.
Flowing orl has been struck, in sinking a well
far water, about fifteen miles from Chattanooga.
The Radical la the Columbus (Ohio) district
arc propaarinff to deprive Gen. Mohgax. the De
mocratic eoacrewman el oat, of hi teat.
It is sold that Lord Lrf8 la to sueeeoti Lord
OevrLBT as British Minister at Paris.
Sir Husky HoLLASf), a celebrated Knglish
physician, has been tbegueetef Secretary Skumrd
in Washington. On Sir IIbnkt former visit to
tbts country, he was entertained by Hon. Howard
The bartatt orwrttfli Australia are said to he
Brevet. QaU JIhhrut PutNHKK. Surgeon U.
3L .tduttlers, has been ordered to proceed to
Cincinnati and complete his dual account as
hi od leal purveyor.
There wtm a soon storm at Chicago on Thurs
day night of last week.
Feurmorabera ef theCatrolie Plenary Coun
cil at Baltimore, among whe.tn were Bishops Pur
ons.1. and Patbicc, called upon the President en
Tuesday. It is understood that their visit had
Taferenee to the interests of the Catholic Cliureh
in Mexico, whieh are identifiel with the Santa
ANXAattd Ortboa faetiun.
-The Commission appointed to pay loyal men
of Kentueky, tor their slaves who enlisted in the
United States army, will meet in Lexington on
the 1st day of November, and commence opera
tions. The Commission consist or Dr. Moobk,
of Ileurboe; 0 .!. Klakrcy, of Bowling Hrecn.
and nH&l MoAustbr, of Springfield, Pennsyl
vania. Itts generally eaneeded that flovernorMoR
Tox h to he the suocOMOrof lion. Hbsrv S.Lane.
as Utdtail axnto Senator from Indiana. The Le
K stature recently ojoeted. and whieh la strongly
KoiHibUean. will ettoese the Senator at its next
It is refH4 from Idaho that Mj. den. B.v
UKXti. U. S. Pafwaster. was robbed of ovr $K0.
mi in vwueiwrr and green l)ftt.
I.. D. Caukhci.u bur Miuwtor t Maxicu, is
lylwc Mk at W'ttthinwton.
AdnoiHrwU lady has wod a wtwltliy Chieasjo
wwoiiant for Woeh of premhra.
TI heirs of Akmmeo Jaso, the original
owhon f the Trinity Chureh property, are about
t seiitt the right of purchase to the property.
TVe$le9 salt, between the Commereial
IkMik of Canada and the (heat Western llail
rawl, has been eloeed by adjustment between the
Ttie Commissioner of l'eins has decided
that in aaws of invalid pensona applieil for more
than a year after the diseharge of the officer or
Mtldier, and Isas than three yoars atter tlie dls
ytiissga, tttornlon will Win at the date of filing
tho aiitdtaation. All kinds efpensiona, when
aaplbMi fer were than three years after the death
at tMsefcargn ef the officer or soldier, will begin at
the date of Kllng the last testimony by tho party
prMwttittg the claim for penion.
A student at Eastman's Cowmeroial CoIIokc,
natfiod llWiaKN T. Drvaxt. from Iowa, on Tues
day night drank a quantity of nitric aeid, fiil
lost It to bo a harmless eordlal.
Tho shlof operator of the Atlantic eabie at
Heart's Content, detites thestorisr.MAXiMii.iAX
sending $19,000 messages every day or two to
Camtta, by the Atlantic oable. He says Maxi
MttiAN has never, hlmselfor by praxy, tetit a
message tnw tba eabl.
The sitnlnrn 1km reappoare-1 at ImllftHHtli.
AMerwan Gahiri. has been eleoted Lord
Mayor .of Ld en .
ThVeeliool fHBd of New YnA fr 1S17, Is esti
inate.late.SK.O0g. The Uadiaalmijoritiee In lite Stateof Indiana
en the eongresshhial vote, k eleven thusat;d
eight hundred and sixty-nine.
The new style of submarine armor, invented
far the purpose !of attempting the recovery of
treasure, to the amount of 3200,000, which was
lost in the safe by the explosion of the steamer
H". (Mrter, near Vleksburs?, was tested the
ethiTday, and found to work well.
Tho Pope will create several Cardinals next
The freedmen's school-house, eompleted at
Steovnson. Alabama, on Saturday, by tho Penn
rj 1 vanU 1'reed m an 's Kelief Association, at a cost
of six hundred dollars, and ready for occupation
the emulng week, was burned to the ground at
4 o'etoek Monday morning.
ka-ThePrtsWenttoiw issued a ixirdon to Uen.
Lapavktik McLaws, of tho late Confederate
army. .He hi a craduate of West Point. :
' ItWeipNited that the vine harvest on the
Mttwllo will be superior this year to last year's.
A letter from Jodc Chahk was read In the
Untied States Court at Trenton, New Jersey, on
MotHlar. stating that although Qicult Judes ean
not bald a court until n new assignHient by Con
gress of dharlWa. yet the Circuit Court" might be
heM by Dhjtriet Judge.
A eor-eapendent of the Ttmn rays that on
befog submitted to the PretMen1. he fully ap
proved Soarotary Hkowm.vu'k letter on the
aBd desired it to be made pub-Ik,
with the undertJtanding that it lolly represented
The Paris (Teun.t ltHiartrt. of tho aaMh,
announces !h death of Mr. Wii.lari Bm.KV,
oneof the oldeK oitiiens of the town, lie died
on the lth.
The LHUe Rock (Ark.) jVcsm, of the SBth.
say It loams that Lieutenant Owcrner Busslm
rotated the aAee of Lieutenant Oovernnr of that
13I.ECTI OSiS X UXT SI O.YTI I.
Elections occtir in twelve Stales on Tues
day, the 0th of November, a follow : Mns
naaliiHelts, Now York, New Jewey, Delaware,
Maryland, Illinois, Mickigtan, Wisconsin,
MiRneta, Mbcri, Kansas ami Nevada.
ThoM Slates eloct ninetyHie llepreseota-
tlm in CniwreiM. In the pre-ewt CongroM
the daliatitHM in the twelve States arc di
vide! plltSoaIly as follows :
MtsMurt .."""J. .'.'.'.-.I 1
OUK KAII.HOAlt ivrKititsrs.
We were jrtlld U reed ve a viAl yorter-
dav tnm V. M. Gilmmi, of AhMmma,
PraMt flf the South nd North Alabama
lUiirsjatl Cwni-ny, wlto-c prest! m mr
tAlf is eMnectl with th iHteresIs of tk
raad which he rejr-r-t, nm the trenk line
fr Naslivilk to 1'ensaeola.
We tntt that or pohf wilt tarsi their
attention to the subject of thi etiHoectioo,
the iwporlanee of wMeh, l our oiioti,
it he over-ti mated. lttvce the
tntti Hawed it i so tsariy so that the pro
poaoil oaHHectHHM may be called an abiolott)
ntr-Hne. whieh will Atrever defy Mtceescfal
competition. Awl from Nashville Horth
ward, will oooeeolrate all the rail roal s
temt, from C$Hti to St. Ia, that may
be seeHwt; tho -at direct eomMcvIo- whh
the Owlf. The-B Wl. toarether wMi tW
cmlncot mlnaral ami ngrteiihHra! rsoree
of thosootkm throHgU which tho roan- pa on,
will be satU-elorily denHmMratsjil by Mr.
CoitTioinl Xonilnnlluit It. Vermont,
MosnTBUBK, Yt., October 25. At the
Union dUrkl ronvenlkm, held t-dy at
Hide Park, tomHuiiua1Waie for Ctm-
grea in Ih of Mr I'mla a Baxler,
who war wt ne wtum nejmuKM-
September hut, Hun. Worthing ton C Smith,
and nineteen out.
New VsjfK --w
TIIK DUTY OF DAVIDSOS COUNTY
Election day draws on a-pacc, and the
people of Davidson county cannot he too
often reminded of their duty to bestir Mem
selves, and fee that their candidate is sup-
iKrttd by the full Conservative gtrengtli
The factions minority are alert and enter
prising, and adroit withal. They intend to
omit no effort to reduce the Conservative
inaioritv. and. if possible, through the apathy
of the majority, born of overweening confi
dence, to secure his election. e uo not
imagine for a moment the possibility of this
last result, but every thing is to be gained
by vigilance and zeal, while something of
importance might be sacrificed by supine-
new and indifference. Several of the sur
roumlinr counties have, in the past few
week, afforded atnple warning in relation
to thia matter. The sccuntv felt by the
Conservatives of Eedford in the strength of
their candidate, permitted the election
to laiHe in favor of t he Kadical can
didatea large number of the registered
Conservatives liaving failed to vote. The
same result, and from a similar cause, is pre
sented from Smith county. In lTankhn
county, we loarn that the Kadical candidate
is preparing to contest the seat of Mr.
LotKJHMiLLEit, the Conservative Represen
tative cJoct, on the grounds of informality in
the qualiSeotion of election officers in a ma
jority of the districts. All thee flow from
a negligence and apathy on the part of Con
servatives, which, under the circumstances,
is little short of criminality. There is no
excuse for the failure to perform so obvious
a duty as that of voting to secure the elec
tion of sound and reliable Conservatives to
the Legislature of Tennessee. Every mem
ber gained gives that much hope
of restraining the torrent of run-mad
radicalism which threatens to destroy
every muniment of constitutional liberty.
If men, whose danrest interests arc involved,
become dispirited, and conclude to waive a
further contest for the restoration of con
servative government, and remit them to
the rule of men incompetent to guide wisely
the conduct of affairs, it is not difficult to
prognosticate the future. Things will soon
reach an extremity from which there may
be no rescue but revolution, for men are but
men, and when they are brought face to face
with unbearablo evils, they will seek to ex
tricate themselves at any cost. This is a
result which no good man can look forward
to with compoMire, but which every wise
man must see is not improbable, if the. course
of ovents is not altered. We.earnestly dep
recate it, and shali counsel no step to pre
cipitate it. It is the object of the conserva"
tivc movement to avoid the consequences of
the misrule now paramount in the State
Government. The lawful and proper mode
of accomplishing this, is for every citizen
who discerns the danger and do-tire to avert
it, to vote into public offices menvof like
mind with himself, and to give freely of his
time and attention to his political duties.
One vote at one election cannot be expected
to reform at once the mischief which has
ootnn upon us, and is gradually encroaching.
We did not drift so fur from the true course in
a single gale. We cannot expect to right
up and regain it by a singloeffort, and should
not lose heart, and lay down the oars be
cause we do not. On the contrary, the very
peril which lies ahead and in sight, should
nerve us to constant and unrelaxing exer
tion. We trust that if there is a voter who
has suffered himself to beuuniu iiidiflorcui ui
despondent in regard to political matters,
or to regard his active personal participa
tion in the coming eloction, as useless, he
will dismiss such thoughts.and address him
self vigorously and manfully to the duty be
Those suggestions arc applicable wherever
there is an olection pending, but in the out
set they were more specially intended for
this county. We caution every election
officer to qualify himself under the strict
letter of the law, and leave no room to cavil.
Radical artifice has constructed a number of
pitfalls in the Franchise Law to involve
the people in doubts, and loopholes through
which to escape their judgment, and defeat
their will. Lot them all be watched, and
lat every man vote plump for the nominee
who represent conservatism. No amount
of personal worthiness is sufficient to com
mend n man to a conservative voter, who has
the smell of radicalism on his garments, or
defiles himself with the adoption of a po
litics so destructive to the best interests of
society. In the person ot J no. ielia bit, tnc
candidate in this county, we have a man
against whom nothing can bo urged on
the score of competency, integrity or true
devotion to conservative principle. His
Unionisr.1 in war, in pace, in clouds and
and in sunshine, has ever been tho same
thing a steadfast belief in the doctrines of
the Constitution, unmixed with the baser
matter which allays the latter-day "loyalty"
of thoe whose records frequently show that
when it required mettle to uphold the cause
of the Union, they equivocated, if they did
not like the recreant PirrKit, deny it alto
gether. In his demeanor ho has never
shown rancor to thoc who differed with him,
epithets, and proscribe them with dishonor
ing and oppressive exactions. He is a true
rollector of conservatism, and in his legisla
tive carver will justfy all that is said of him.
KKsoi.trrioxN oksiississippi i.r.cas
i.ATi'ici: iti::.iti)ixn jmrrmtsox
In the Htmse on Saturday laid, Mr.Hii.r,
yi:r introduced the following resolutions,
which, ujwn a voto by yeas and nays, were
itsanfrW, That this body dasirea to express
to Jkhkbupos Davis their deejest sympn
tliv. their nrofouml rnt, their combined
personal attachment, and their enduring re
membrance of his virtue as a man, and of
iHMe great qualities of mind and heart
which, in the camncianu uem, in power
ad in misfortune have marked hi eventful
lifr, and which, from his prison-house, call
forth and receives at their hand the name
akiMwleKemettt of love and retard that
they did when he breath wl the airot freedom.
NW. That the member of the House
look uion the confinement of Mr. Davis as
a State prisoner and without judicial powers,
continued now nearly Mghl-en months, as
unwarrantable bv tho OotttfilHtion and the
law. ami in the name of common humanity
titer nrge his immediate release, or at least
that speedv trial whieh every man haa a
risht to claim under the Constitution when
called upon to answer to the court of the
country tor nts eotMlnet.
Itnoltfil, That thia Howe is darfrotH that
able member of the Miriippi Iter should
at uw meri In Virrinia and actively en
gage in theiiefcmeof Mr. Davw. with a
view to hi rctaaoe; ami, tnat ior mioi jwir
jiose it is prepared to make the necessary
JtMsaW furAtr. That thfe Houce present
to the people ef Mississippi the tmfcject o
l-rovMing for the family of Air. uavis By
such general and liberal ceatribuUons from
trnrr nr. ut v m will insure to 111 wife and
chihlre that provision for life which his
s-ssnWut sajrrtee, ht devotion te his Stale
4, (ooriSce hi great maritawl great
H&fertuM. so imperatively uHwl, and
wUck for MMoIh now to re -.rill w
bar attd her son alike ifeeaneraia.
journed on Wednesday last.
rliKVV M K L i
A KADIOAI. RULE 1TORKIXO TWO
The Near York Tribune of October 20th,
furnishes a signal illustration of the utter
lack of principle shown by the Radical
leaders. In the same column of the same is
sue, it comments on aflairs in Maryland and
Louisiana. In reference to (he proposed ac
tion of Gov. Swank in regard to the Police
Commissioners of the city of Baltimore,
whose removal, for malfeasance in office, by
the Legislature, or by the Governor, in the
recess of that body, is expressly provided for
in the law creating them, the 2H6une says:
There is serious danger of a riot in Balti
more should Gov. Swasn endeavor to re
move the Police Commissioners by force.
His order is a direct attempt to break down
all the constitutional enactment by which
the Union men of Maryland have justly
sought to prevent rebel soldiers from tyran
nizing over the State. There is a danger
that force will be used, and that it will be
resisted. We trust not. If there are
troubles, let the courts and Concresa decide.
There is much reason to hope that the stand
taken by the Union men will convince Gov.
swank ol tnc uselessnes of this wanton at
tack upon the Constitution of his own State.
In other words, Gov. Swank's discharge
of his sworn duty is pronounced a violation
of the Constitution and the laws, and an
outrage upon the "loyalists" of Maryland
an invasion of the prerogative of the petty
oligarchy which, having disfranchised a ma
jority of the people, seeks through the
agency of corrupt officials to still further
proscribe and oppress them. In regard to
the conflict between Gov. Welijs, of Louisi
ana, and other parish officers, which is a
throat on the part of that unscrupulous
'loyalist" to remove officers electedby the
people, because they refuse to be the instru
ments of Radical mischief, it unblushingly
We have more bad new from Louisiana.
It is said that Gov. Wells' intention to re
move the sheriff from office, for refusincr to
discharge their duties, will be resisted by
the rebel secret organizations, who will at
tempt to overpower the military and rcneiv
the massacre of Unionists. The authority
of Gov. Wells is above question in this
In the first instance, where the power of a
Conservative State Governor is clear, and
his duty to remove appointed officers for
grog misconduct i plain, this oracle of radi
calism denounce him, and hints at armed
resistance, and the initiation of another
civil war. In the second case, where a Rad
ical Governor, holding his place in known
opposition to the will of the people of his
State, proposes to interfere, without the
shadow of authority, with the rights and
powers of subordinate officer duly elected,
and whose conduct is approved by tho peo
ple, it justifies him, and demand that the
Government shall tender military aid to
him in his unholy efforts to crush the peo
ple of Louisiana into submission to the Rad
ical oligarchy of that State, which has
already drenched the streets of its chief city
Sauce for the Radicals mustbestrychnine
for Conservatives. The military arm of tho
nation must uphold the illegal action of a
State Governor acting in the interest of
Radicalism, but if the same arm is extended,
in obedience to the law, in aid of a State
Governor endeavoring to maintain the Con
stitution and law of his State against gross
violations and innovations upon the guaran
teed liberties of the people, it must be re
sisted by a Radical mob,cuphoniously called
the " boys in blue." The President who re
fuse to sanction the infamous usurpations
of a Wells must be reviled as a traitor ana
a usurper if he supports the just authority
of Gov. Swakk. This is Radicalism un-
masked and in all its hideousness. - It has
no respect for constitutions, laws, principles
richt or duties. With full and restrainea.
sway in this Government, it would destroy
in three months every vestige of lawlul gov
ernment, and substitute its own unbridled
license for well-ordered liberty.
THE CATHOLIC PLENARY COUNCIL.
Ceremonies of Hie Closing .Session,
The scene in tin city yesterday, upon the
occasion of the closing ceremonies of the
Second Plenary Council of the Catholic
Church of the United States, was imposjng
in the extreme. At an early hour of the
morning throngs of citizens of that religious
faith, as well as many Protestants, were ob
served wending their way toward the Ca
thedral, and by the hour announced for the
moving of the grand procession from the
Archbishop's residence to tho west gate of
the Cathedral, the streets adjacent thereto
were filled with spectators, numbering sev
Promptly at 9:30 A. M. the procession was
formed in the same order as on the opening
of the session, the seminaries, scholastics,
etc., to the number of about three hundred
and fifty taking the advance of the line, fol
lowed by a large number of Priests, .theo
logians, Doctors of Divinty, etc., and the
Bishops in the order of their rank, with the
Mitred Abbots, succeeded by the Archbish
op in the same order, the Most Reverend
rVrclibishop of Jialtimorc, the Apostolic Del
egate in the rear, accompanied by his Vicar
General, Very Reverend II. B. Coskey, and
Rev. Dr. Thomas Foley and J. McCaf
I'Iiey as Deacons of Honor.
As the procession entered the cathedral,
which by this time was well-filled with pew
holder and others in possession of tickets of
admission, the superior choir, under the di
rection of Prof. Geuan, rendered a fine
march. The prelates and others seated in
their proper places, the most Rev. J. M.
Odin, Archbishop of New Orleans, proceeded
to robe himself lor the grand Pontiucial
High Mass, which was celebrated in the
most imposing manner, the music by the
choir Hummel's Ma No. 2 being re
garded a the finest effort of tho kind ever
heard in this country. Archbishop Odin
was assisted by tho Rev. Mr. Gaudet as as
sistant Priei -Itcv. James GinnoKS as Dca-
ailll Air. LOlunnntMn jjj, - V. x
At tho close of the mas, the Mcst Rev. P.
R. Kendhick, Archbishop or at. ius, uc- i
livcred a sermon.
At tho conclusion of the sermon the most
Rev. J. B. PuncnLL, Archbishop of Cincin
nati, appeared in front of his grace, the
Archbishop of Baltimore, the Apostolic
Delecate. who was seated upon the Archi-
episoupal Throne, and mado a congratulatory
address, to which Archbishop Sr.u,Disa re
sponded. At the close of the remarks ot Arcnoisnop
SrALUiKO, he ascended the step of the altar
and took hi seat a President, when the
Council was formally opened and the de
cree passed since the lost session were road
by Rev. Dr. Keooii, one of the Secretaric.
A colloquy ensued between the Chancellor
ami the Bishops, in which they agreed to
awl indorsed tho decree of the Council,
which were placed upon the high altar, and
the Arehwshons, with their Suffragan
Bishop, proceeded to sign them, preparato
ry to their being sent to Rome. During the
p'rogress of this part of the ceremonies the
choir contributed to the interest of the scene
by effectively rendering some choice selec
tion. The Archbishop and Bishops then
chanted, in alternate choirs, certain Accla
mations, which are at once a profession of
their feith in the Church and of their good
will toward their brethren, and of their best
wishes for the peace and prosperity of the
country and the welfare of their fellow-citizen.
The ApostolicBencdiction, pronounced
by His Grace the Archbishop of Baltimore,
closed the service in the Cathedral, and the
procession returned to the Arciii-episeopal
residence in the snme order a on tho first
day. JMtiimre .Imfrtran, "23d.
A Jloctlnsr oT Merchants;,
New York, October 26. A meeting of
merchant and others will be held this after
noon, to aid the sufferer by the Quebec
The Tort' pccial saya the Pea body In
rtitute, at Baltimore, wa dedicated tc-day,
with appropriate exercise. Gov.
welcomed Mr. Pcabody, who replied briefly.
Important from Washington.
OUR POEEIGN RELATIONS.
French Mexican Affairs to be Brought
; to a Crisis.
A Pretectorate to be Estab
PEUESIPTOUY DEM AX D OX E5GtAJfi
roit isDEJixinr os account
OF TIIK A1V&.BA3IA CLAIMS.
j Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Enqu'rer.J
Wasiunotok, October 23, 1866. Theatti
tude of this Government toward Mexico,
and the condition of affairs in that country,
a previously communicated to you, is fully
confirmed, iiie rrench Government nave
asked for a delay of the time for'thc with'
drawal of the first installment of their troops,
until the ltt of January, with the promise
that if this time is granted it will waive the
time allowed for the removal of the remain
ing detachment, and remove all substan
tially at one time. To this our Government
has sot assented, but insist that the with'
drawal shall commence at once, and proceed
as vigorously as possible.
It is more than hoped that the whole body
of French troops will leave Mexican soil
within three months. In view of the possi
bility of disturbance in the country, and the
anarchy arising from the numerous faction
and cliques that have for so long cursed that
land, our Government will be prepared to
protect the recognized republican Goverment
of Juarez, and establish it on a urm and
decisive footing. In consideration of these
services the concession of Lower California
and the northern portions of the State of
bonora and Chihuahua is made to the Uni
It is no part of the agreement yet made
that the United States is to guarantee the
claim of Jb ranee against Mexico, though
such a course may yet appear expedient and
proper, in which case tho Government of
this country will not hesitate to take the re
sponsibility. The main point sought is to
enforce the Monroe doctrine by removing
European intervention in Mexican affairs,
and securing to that country a stable Repub
lican form, of Government.
The responsibility of this undertaking has
been fully discussed by the Cabinet, and the
decision has been unanimously arrived at
that the time has come for the energetic ac
tion indicated in the proceeding above fore
shadowed ; these proceedings have now taken
a decided form and shape, and have entered
so far into the prosecution as to be beyond
The statement, printed to-day in a New
York paper, that Col. Campbell, Minister
by appointment to Mexico, has not received
his instructions; is altogether untrue.
These instructions were prepared on Sat
urday last, but 13 Col. Campbell, did not.
arrive in town until Tuesday, they were not"
delivered to him until to-day. He now
has them, but it is doubtful if, in justice to
himself, lie can depart for Mexico immedi
ately, as required by tho instructions.- Col.
Camfbell has been a very heavy loser by
the recent floods near Cincinnati, and hi
own interest demand his presence there at
fins time. He has this evening asked the
President to grant him leave to remain here
lone enough to fix up his personal affairs.
It is understood that the President's reply
is that the urgency of the case admits of no
delay, and that if Col. Campbell cannot
depart at once another Minister must be ap-
poinicu in ins piace. .at mis writing u is
not settled whether Col. Campbell goes or
not, but if he declines going another Min
ister will be appointed to-morrow.
In regard to affairs with England, grow
ing out of the depredations during the late
war of the privateers Alabama and Shenan
doah, Mr. Adams, our Minister to the Court
of St. James, peremptorily demands in
demnity for the losses sustained, by our com
mercial interest, lo this Mr. Adams re
ceived on evasive reply. He was immedi
ately instructed to repeat the demand. Ho
did so. but no definite response has yet been
jjceived, but one of the English newspapers
recently received indicate that these re
newed and persistent demands have not been
The British Government i now putting
out feelers in their various organs, snowing
their disposition in the matter. From these
it appears they are willing to submit the
claims to arbitration, or to a Board of Na
tional Commissioners. Our Government
will accept no arrangement of these sorts,
but will insist on a prompt and full pay
ment of the claims. This is our ultimatum
as contained in the instructions under which
Mr. Adams is now acting!
THE CANVASS IN NEW YOKK THE
PItOSPECTS OF THE NATIONAL
The New York Times, which supports the
Republican ticket, haa the following in re
lation to the condition of affairs in that
great State :
The Democrat are much more sanguine
of electing Mr. Hoffman than they were a
fortnight ago. The number of names regis
tered already indicates a vote in Jthe city
which will approach, if it doe not exeeed,
a hundred thousand; and this in fact is re
garded a favorable to a very heavy Demo
cratic majority here. A very etrcng effort
ha also been" made to array the entire
liquor-dealing vote, and especially the Ger
man lager beer interest, on the Democratic
side. Thcexisting license-law issweepingly
condemned even by that very large class of
respectable and responsible dealers to whom
it is of decided advantage, and as it was en
acted by a Republican Legislature, it is easy
to excite hostility to the Republican party
on account of it. The naturalization com
mittees of the Democratic party are also
very active, and naturalizing and registering
a very heavy vote, in addition to what has
been hitherto cast.
The action of the Syracuse Convention in
authorizing a reorganization of the Union
party in this city, and the exclusion of all
who declined to accept the creed of political
faith and action prescribed by certain politi
cal aspirants, is likely now to make itself
somewhat injuriously felt It is perfectly
well understood now that this wa a trick
intended solely to secure Congressional nomi
nations in certain districts, as for example
tlti.i'Ua., .ml OwU.m1.v .iWIWJ,
so far as a State Convention could empower
them, to "purge" the party of all who would
not vote a required in electing the nomina
ting conventions, by making a new enroll
ment of members. The practical and in
tended result wa that two or three ultra
Radicals in each ward made up the Repub
lican party to suit themselves, excluding as
traitors and renegade everybody whom they
chose to consider "unsound." This wa
very naturally and very properly regarded
bv the great body of Republican elector a
an arbitrary and utterly unwarranted at
tempt to create a no party, and they have
accordingly gone on under tho old organiza
tion, precisely as if nothing of the kind had
This state of thing can scarcely fail to
affect somewhat seriously the Republican
vote of the city, a very many of those ex
cluded by this new and arbitrary attempt at
reorganizing the party will not recognize it
by supporting its nominees. Perhaps a
their main obiect i supposed to have been
: already accomplished, the State committee
1 mipht wisely interpose with the tardy exer-
' dse of a little liberality in the matter.
In the interiorf the State the Republi
can organization is vigorous and its effort
effective. The vote will be large, and the
Republican majorities will be at least as
l,Mrx- .n heretofore. But they must be con
siderably increased, according to present ap
pearance, to overcome what i likely to. be
the Democratic preponderance in this city.
The Republican committees Jcannot be too
active and energetic. They must not make
the mistake of being over-confident of the
during tho campaign have unsettled hi
health a lime, anu ue i jW.t-
theatrical engagement ior me pre.w
r,T,v "Ciiahlis. dear, now that we are
married, f on know wo must have no secret.
& lft dove, hand me thai bottle of
hair-3yej you will find it in dressing-
TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27,
- FR03I SMITH COUNTY.
Tlie Itccent Election for Representa
tive A Couferternto Soldier turned
Rndlcnt A JomI Cnso for tbe Test
Oath Salt to bo Commenced to try
tho Validity of tlie Franchise Lnw
Points Relied on Crops, etc., etc.
Correspondence of the UsioxJixd American.)
The correspondent of the Press and Timet
at this place in gmnganaccountof the Kad
ical triumph, in this county, on last Satur
day, says that Cleavelaxd and Waters,
the successful candidates, have always been
true and faithful to the country. Now as to
their true and faithfulness lie might have
stated the following fact: Tom Waters
was from the first, and during all the strife,
and ardent and devoted Union roan, and lie
proved hi faith by his works, ills Radi
calism is now of a very mild type, and but
for the company in which he i3 found, ho
would be called a Conservative. Indeed, he
denies being a Radical. Col. Cleavelaxd,
on the other hand, who is the newly elected
member of the Legislature, has been on
both sides. In 1861 he was a member and
second rergeant of .Capt H. W. Heart's
independent company of rifles in the Con
federate service; upon the re-organization
of that company, in June of that year, he
was a canaiuate ior me several positions,
one after another, of first, second and third
Lieutenant and first Sargent, and being de
feated for these was made second senreant.in
which position he served nearly eight
months and then discharged upon a bur
geon's certificate of disability by ordor of
Maj. Gen. Hardee. In the spring ot loo
he was a candidate for Register of this
county,and cIaimedsdppifrniponthe ground
that he was a discharged Loniederatc sot
dier. These facts show these two very clever
gentlemen a having Very diuerent records.
It is understood a suit is about to be-com-menced
here by a gentleman who was al
ways a consistent Union man, to test the
validity of the new (franchise law. He
offered to vote on his certificate obtained
under the act of June 5th, 1865, and was
refused. It i claimed that that certificate
created a vested right, and the act of May,
1866, pretending to annul it, violates that
provision of the Constitution of the United
State which prohibits any State from passing
a law impairing the obligation ot contracts.
Besides, the new law i null and void, be
cause, in passing the act of I860, the Legis
Iature exercised the power granted it to
"determine the qualification of voters, and
the limitation of the elective franchise," and
in doing so exhausted all the power, it had
over the subiect. Other points, no doubt
equally strong, will be made in the case.
The fall is delightfully pleasant, and the
farmer are improving -it by putting m more
wheat than usual. A good shower of rain
is needed. .Never was there euch peace and
order in this county. bMrrir.
Driving Unionists from their Homes.
Interesting Decision by
At the late term of our Supreme Court at
Knoxyille, the following important de
cision was delivered, wmcn 13 appli
cable to. perhaps, a large number of
similar case3 in East Tennessee. The
ruling of several, of the Circuit Judges
in that section on the point involved, are
thus reversed, and a wholesome rule laid
down for the guidance of juries :
SAMSOK WILLIAM V3. ISAAC GAIKS.
This is an action of trespass brought in
the Circuit Court for the county of Hancock,
by the defendant in error, for an assault and
battery for injury done to the property and
person of the defendant in error ; tho decla
ration contains but one count which avers
the plaintiffin error did beatj bruise and
imprison him, and by reason of threats
forced him to leave his homo and flee to the
State of Kentucky, whereby his dwelling
house and other property was destroyed: the
plea' of not guilty was filed to the declara-
7? tl c .1 r " ioi .t.
lion: 11 appears irum me uruui m loui, mo
j . :iu fift jr twenty -.1 .
catne intojthe town of Sneadsville, much ex
cited, and some one in the crowd said to the
defendant in error if he did not get down on
his knees they would cut off hi head
they had come to drive the .Lincolmtes out
of the town ; the defendant did not get
down as commanded. There was much
abusive language ubed by the crowd, of
which the plaintiffin error formed a part;
there was no blows or other injury mulcted
on the defendant in error, or any attempt
or offer to inflict any injury upon them.
Shortly thereafter the defendant left the
crowd and returned home ; in a few days he
went to the State of Kentucky, joined the
Federal army and was absent three years;
during his absence his dwelling and out
houses were destroyed ; there is no proof the
plaintiffin error had any agency in the
destruction of the property; on the trial of
the cause the counsel for the plaintiff in er
ror objected to the proof going to the jury,
of the defendant going to Kentucky, and
the destruction ot his property, unless tne
plaintiff was connected with it. The ob
jection was overruled and the evidence per
mitted to go to tne jury. ne court among
other things not excepted to, charged the
jury "it tnepiainwi in error or me moo, or
any one ot them wnito so assembled, ny
their acts, menaces or threats, caused the de
fendant in error to leave ins home and
friends, and while absent his property was
destroyed, the plaintiff in error will bo liable
for the destruction, provided you are satis-1
Bed from the testimony that the detendant
in error could have saved his property if he
could have remained at home."
A verdict and judgment wa rendered in
favor of the defendant in error for 51,000; a
new trial was moved for and obtained; the
plaintiffin error ha appealed to this court
The charge of the court is erroneous. This
being an action for an assault and battery,
the defendant in error could only recover
such special damages as ale strictly the con
sequences of the trespass committed. The
acts done must constitute a part of one cer
tain transaction, of which the principal tres
pass was tho commencement 1th Hump.
134. The court erreu in permuting me
proof to go to the jury, tlat the defendant
had left for the State of Kentucky, and the
subsequent destruction of !iis property, un-
1 . r . I. - ' 1
less It appeareu 11 was a pa.i ui iuu original
trespass, and our transactioi, and the plaint
iffin error was present aiding and abetting
in the destruction ot the property, t rom an
examination of this rccord,there is no proof
to sustain the verdict f the jury. The
plaintiff in error was in a crowd of men,
wtien violent auu auuaiveanguagu -as uncu
to the defendant in error ty some one in the
crowd. He was not othenvise molested or
disturbed. No assault or lattery was com
mitted on hi3 person, or )thcr injury done
him. A few days thereafttr he left his home
for Kentucky. "During hiaabsence his home
and building were destroyed.
There is no proof the plaintiU in error
had any agency whatever n the destruction
of the property, nor is thee any proof that
he molested or used violat language to the
defendant in error. He vas with the crowd
who used the offensive cjithels, and if any
injury had been done theaefendant in error
Dv any party wiiu wmu uic piauum 111
error was associated, theyhaving assembled
for an unlawful purpoa, the plaintiff in
eror would have been sponsible for the
It is a settled principo of this Court, if
there i any evidence to ustain the verdict,
it wiU not be disturbed. In this case there
is a total want of eviddce. It ought to
have been set aside, and new trial granted.
A large discretion is vsted in tho Circuit
Judge in such cases, am where the verdict
is not sustained by the roof it ought to be
set aside. The peace ad quiet of the coun
try greatly depends npoi theproper exercise
of this discretion, and icver before in the
history of our country h it been so import
ant for the Circuit Judg; of the State to so
assidonsly guard the tnl by jury, and see
that it does not become 1 means of oppres
sion rather than justice. Unless the verdict
i sustained by proof, bought not, in any
case, to stand.
The judgment i rcverd, and a new trial
awarded. SuacKlfobd, Judge.
A true copy. Test:
M. L. Pateosok, Clerk.
New York, October 2-A private in
vestigation by Captain Nr, special agent
of the Treasury Departmea of the Evening
Star disaster, commenced xe to-day. So
fir as is publicly knownthe vessel was
shown by several witnessito be first class
in every respect.
TENNESSEE PACIFIC OR CENTRAL
The Rood from Nashville loUnoxvllio.
DEEOW'S LETTERS KO. IX.
It wa 6aid in my last that the merit of
the Central road of Tennessee, and its claim
for consideration and favor, are not depend
ent upon, or in in any degree related to the
eventualities of a southern route to the Pa
cific, probable and important as these even
mautie are, and the further position is
now taken, that without reference to the
Memphis extension, the road to KnoxtWe
alone, as an independent proposition, is one
pre-eminently entitled to the attention of
capitalists and to the attention of all who
arc interested in the progress and prosperity
of Nashville and of the State at large.
A direct road from Nashville to Memphis
is, of course, a great desideratum, and it is
in part already accomplished by the inter
section of our Northwestern with the Mem
phi and Louisville road, thus shortening
the distance very materially, over the route
ria Decatur and the Memphis and t liarles
ton road. It is probable that the shrewd,
enterprising and wealthy men of Memphis
will soon see the necessity of striking for a
shorter route, which is provided for under
our charter, and it may safely beleft to their
enterprise, and that ot the Western portion
of the btate to move in proper time to se
cure it if Ave do justice to ourselves by effect
ing the connection with Knoxvilie. It will
be time enough to appeal to that portion of
the btate when we have shown our faith by
our works in this.
As an independent proposition then, a road
from Nashville to Knoxville rest upon the
following among other considerations :
Urst. It intersects and bind together the
great sections of the State, hitherto to some
extent at enmity, and now that the relations
of slavery have ceaccd, and the main cause
of separation is removed, it guarantee ideii
tity of interests, and will engender a com
mon State pride and affinity between the re
motest points. Without such connection the
interests and relation of the mountaineer
are as much, if not more, with other States
than their own, and thus the value of State
nationality is lost.
Second. It shorten more than one-third
the distance between the two points, shortens
very greatly our connection withlticumond
and the .North by the Kast lennessee and
Virginia improvements, and with Charleston
by the Blue Ridge road, which we shall sec
hereafter 1 almost certain to be completed.
Third. It will entegl&to active competi
tion with any road which the enterprise of
Cincinnati and .Louisville may direct upon
the eastern portion of the State, and inter
sect such roads as strike through our central
division for the trade of Chattanooga and
.Northern Georgia and Alabama, linsi an
evident proposition, a may be seen by the
map. Already Cincinnati is surveying the
route to Chattanooga. Louisville is moving
quietly but surely in the direction ot Knox
ville, as the recent action of her railroad
authorities show, which is in turn actively
impressed with the importance of a Cincin
Fourth. Should a direct road be deter
mined unon between Nashville and Cincin
nati, such as was advocated recently by a
committee of our citizens who visited the
great emporium of the West, that road must
inevitably form a junction with this, some
where in the vicinity of .Lebanon, and give
to it for an important part of the route the
advantages of a grand trunk road, tcith termini
in the mountains of lennessee and upon the
central Ohio. Thus, if wc did nothing more
than construct the road to Lebanon, it would
be an important and paying enterprise, and
even without the Cincinnati connection, a
Lebanon and Nashville road would support it
self as veil as aH! of the short roads of the coun-
tryand ts as much required.
f ifth. The road will develop virgin coun
try of great capabilities, which is now shut
oil from market, but which is susceptible of
the largest incrcascin population and wealth.
bath. It will open a country for new set
tlement and for immigration, where cheap
land can be had, which are otherwise diffi
cult of attainment in the State, and upon the
only condition, on which it can be opened,
to wit, by the opening ot new market.
Seventh. It will develop, the boundlo
mineral resources ot what ha been called
the Switzerland of America. These re
sources have been bnetly reierred to in
another paper, and will be still further dis-.
cussed hereafter. They have been explained
and pointed out by Prof. Troost, in a series
of able essays; have been remarked upon
by all able Geologists, and shown upon a
chart of the State now before me, prepared
several year ago by Prof. Safford, the
State Geologist He locates the coal mea
sure in Fentress, White, Van Burcn, Bled
soe, Scott, etc, and the iron in Ciaiborne,
Campbell, Anderson, itoane, ithea, etc.
Jiighth. It traverse a country, which, even
in it present condtion, presents no greater
physical obstacle than, and is pos
sessed of resource and wealth quite equal to
those of many of the roads that have been
constructed in tlie last few years, and which
are now successful and prosperous.
lhe statistic which support tr.c above
propositions, when any are needed, will be
presented at another time.
It is sumcient to say here that a surveying
party will shortly enter tho field, instructed
to make full examination of the route, and
that it will then be practicable to speak
more specifically of it manifold merits.
The character of the engineer will insure a
faithful report and one in which the public
may have entire commence.
INTERESTING STATISTICS OF FOR-
An old cotton factor of Charleston fur
nishes the Cburt'er. of that city, with the fol
lowing statement of the amount of the seve
ral cotton crops of the United State for the
fifteen year immediately preceding tho war :
COTTOK CROr OF THE UKITED STATES.
SEA ISLAND OROr.
Wc learn from the New Era that at their
appointment to speak at McMinnville, on
Saturday last, Stokbs and Fowler were
met by Gen. Spears, who requested a divis
ion of time, which was only partially grant
ed. Gen. Spears was allowed one hour,
following the speech of Fowler and
Stokes closed, being unlimited as to tirae
But in that one hour, Sr-EARg hit such rapid
ai,d effective blows, that he more than neu
tralized all the bad impression that both
were able to make. The people of Tennes-
Rsec are honest and fair-minded, and when
the questions are fairly presented to and ful
ly understood by thorn", will be decided on
the side of right.
Oxe of the most astute and weeewful
railroad men in the Southern country is Mr.
J. W. Sloss, President of the Nashville and
Decatur road. He ha3 jtt completed the
consolidation of the several interest be
tween thi and Deeatur, and will soon be
able to turn hi energies to the work of con
gtrnctrng the proposed line from Decatur to
Montevallo. When thi is aecomplMBed,
we shall have the most desirable connection
with the Mexican Gulf that can possibly be
Tkbntos, N. J., Oct. 26. The Legisla
ture bribery oases were concluded to-day.
In the case of the State against Garrute
Van Wagoner, the jury rendered a verdict
of not guilty. No case, in tlie opinion of
the State's counsel, was made in the eoe of
Barclay Haines, in consequence of the ab
sence of witnesses for the State, who went
off for the term. In the second indictment
against David Ilohnnan, the State counsel
entered a nolle prosequi in consequence of a
defect in the indictment.
Board of Aldbrmux. The adjourned
meeting of thia Board wa called to order at
7 o'clock, p. jr., Alderman Brodie in the
Present Aldermen Kinney, Sloan, Brodie
Creighton, Chilton and Nolcn.
A message was received from the Mayor,
recommending that the vacancies occasioned
by the resignation of officer Holly and
Hawkin, be filled by an olection.
Received and transferred to the Board of
1 J T- ... ...
iiiuerman rvinney presented a bill, au
thonzing the Recorder to issue, check for
the payment of the pay-roll of tlie laboring
forces of the city when properly signed.
Under a suspension of the rules the bill
passed three readings, and wa transmitted
to the Common council.
Adjourned to meet the Common Council
Alderman Brodie called the Convention
to order, and stated the object of the Conven
tion to be the election of two night police.
The following nominations were made for
John IL Warner, Wm. Monroa, N. C.
Vaughn, John Cunningham, G. II. Barrtfw,
John H. Puckett, II. Corbitt, J. II. Barrett,
H. Carter, and Whelan Bonds.
On the second ballott, John H. Puckett
and Whelan Bond were elected, the former
receiving thirteen and the latter fourteen
The business of the convention being com
pletcd, it was, on motion, adjourned.
On re-assembling, the report of A. V
Rutland, Revenue Collector, was read.
showing receipt from October 9th to Oc
tober 23, 1866., of $22,694.
John L. Glenn, Water Tax Collector,
made report of collection for the two weeks
ending October 23d, 1S66, $1,725.
L. M. Freemen, Chief of Fire Department,
made a report stating the condition of en
gines, hose, carriages, etc. Also, suggesting
the purchase of new hose carriages and ad
ditional hose, to be used in case of emer
gency. The report embraced the name of
member of the entire Department.
M. 11. atson, City Y cigher, made a re
port of the receipt for the month of Sep
tcmber. It was referred back lor revision
On motion, a committee of three wa3 ap
pointed to report a bill to regulate the duties
of the City Weigher. Committee Alder
men Chilton, Sloan and Nolen.
Owing to tho illne3 of Dr. Brodie, who
wa compelled to leave, the Board was left
without a quorum, and an adjournment was
had to the next regular meeting.
Commox Council. The Board met at
7 o'clock. President Cotton in the Chair.
The roll was called, and fourteen members
were present. The minute of last meeting
were read and approved. The following
communication from the Mayor was received
and concurred in :
To THE HOXORADLE ClTY COUNCIL
Genttemen: I have the honor in accordance
with the directions contained in your enact
ment of the first regular meeting, October
11th, 1866, to report two vacancies in the
Police Department, viz: Officers Holly and
Hawkins, and recommend that an election
be proceeded with to fill said vacancies.
Temporary appointment have been made
until such time a action could be taken by
Very respectfully, your obediet servant,
W. Matt. Brown, Mayor.
The Board of Aldermen were notified the
Ovtanotl rAwS 1 t a.tio Mnvanliflil.
The convention adjourned, and the Alder
men returned to their chamber.
Mr. Lellyett, from the Couimittee
Water-works, stated that the work of
pairing the large reservoir wa being pro
secuted, and asked that the Committee be
allowed to purchase wood, etc.
Mr. Duncan, from the Finance Committee,
stated that the financial condition of tho
city waa not in a satisfactory condition. Wo
have some $125,000 of city bonds yet un
sold, and he hoped that some member would
suggest, during the meeting, some plan to
meet pressing liabilities, etc.
Mr. Garrett, from the Couimittee on Pub
lic Property, reported in regard to the pe
tition of Mr. L. Dibrell, asking damage
for cutting down a portion of her lot on Mc
Lemorc street ; that in 1859 the street had
been viewed and opened by a jury of five
persona appointed by the Circuit Court, who
deciuKptliat the improvement were equal
to the damages. The City Attorney, to
whom the report wa submitted, gave hi
opinion that tne proceedings 01 tne cir
cuit Court arc void, for the reason that
the law required twelve men as a jury, and
that no service of process had been served
upon the Dibrell heirs, and that the owners
arc now entitled to whatever damage may
have accrued. Report received and filed.
Mr. Winston, chairman of the Committee
on .Education, reau tno loitowing report,
which was received :
Nashville, Oct. 25, 1866. The Com
mittee on Public Schools beg leave to report
that since the disappearance of the cholera.
tho public school have been re-opened under
favorable auspice. All the teacher are in
their places, and the numbers in attendance
arc almost a large a at any period during
the season. It i a gratifying fact that the
Superintendent and teacher seem to be active
and enthusiastic in the discharge of their
duties, while the utmost harmony and good
will prevail. Under such a condition of
tilings the children must make fino progress.
The Trimble building is under the control
of John A. Owen, assisted by three female
teachers. The average attendance is one
hundred and thirty. Everything about the
hfM.t AnnMM in fwwvl '1 - , - 21- - -nest
order and attention.
R. F. Hansoom ha charge of the Howard
building, assisted by an efficient corn of fif
teen ladle and three gentlemen. The pre
sent attendance i one hundred and five.
Nothing can rarpasa the delight which any
one must exponenee upon witnessing the
exercises of the large number of small chil
dren under the control of Mw Hank.
The Principal seem to understand thor
oughly his work, and we predict a high
order of shcccm for this model school.
In the Hume building a sehool is taught,
which is called tbe High School. The Prin
cipal is C. T. Adam, a gentleman highly
qualified for the position. There are four
male aod ifteen female teachers, and the
average attendance is about seven hundred.
In the school are included the children of
the Tenth Ward, who are accommodated in
a house improvised for the ooeaion.
A. C Winter ha charge of the Hine
School building, aUted by twelve female
teachers. The attendance k about three
hundred and fifty. The exercises of to-day
were exceedingly interesting, whieh we wit
nessed in part, a they were oondneted by
the Superintendent and Principal.
The Ninth Ward School building U in
charge of Z. H. Brown, aiwMted by three
female teacher. Mr. Brown soema to be
highly qualified for hi position, ami in
formed me that the children were enthusi
astic, and progressing lady. The average
attendance is about two hundred.
Theeotnmitlee would reoommed that the
law regulating the Pablie School be so
changed a to provide for bat one vacation,
to-wifc at the Clirktma holiday, instead, of
two, as now provided for. They would alo
rwiMHwrt that the first day of May may
be 4iid on that day, or soh other day
iaaieod, a the Board of Etkeation may
They wuM ah recommend that the
Board of Education be authorized to pro
vide the soMhra with a suitable namber ef
largoaize Webster or Wercesior dictionaries.
CL K. WiSBTBir, Chairman.
Several petition to build frame hotwc
were referred to the Committee on the Fire
Several other petitions for leave to erect,
remove and change various frame buildings
The petition of abont one hundred per
sons living west of the Chattanooga Depot,
reqHesting that water pipes be laid in that
portion of the city without delay, was re
ceived and referred to the Committee on
The official bond of newly elected city
officers were received and approved.
The report of the Chiof Bgineer ef the
Fire Department was received and his ap
pointments ef assistants and firemen were
That portion of the report suggesting re
pair, etc, was referred to the Committee on
tho Fire Department.
The bill from the Board of Aldormen, au
thorizing the payment of laborers for the
city, wa passed on the first reading, and the
rules being suspended the bill was read a
second time. The aye and noes were called
and tlie biil passed tho second reading by
aye seven, noes five. After considerable
discussion the bill was passed.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Edward
to have Castleman street cut down. Re
ferred to the Street Committee.
Mr. Lellyett presented a bill to provide
against fire by enacting that hereafter,
within certain boundaries of the city, no
roof of any building shall be constructed of
any other than fire-proof material. Passed
the first reading and referred to the Com
mittee on Fire Department.
Mr. Cotton presented a bill to instruct the
Street Commissioners to have the allay
opened between Cherry and College street
from Ash to Mulberry street, which was
carried under a suspension of the roles.
Mr.CoItart presented a bill to establish an
independent detective police force, to be
appointed by the Mayor, and not receive
any compensation from the city, which was
passed the first reading and referred to the
Committee on Police.
A bill was presented by Mr. Garrett to
create the office of City Auditor, and defining
the duties of the same. Passed tile first
reading and referred to the Finance Com
mittee. Mr. Lellyett presented a bill to grant the
right of way upon the street to the Church
and Spruce Street Railway. The rules were
suspended the bill wa passed on the second
reading. The rule were again suspended
and tlie bill read a third time and passed.
Mr. Rhea affereil a bill, directing tlie
Street Committee to have stono curbing put
down where guttering ha been completed.
Passed the first reading.
Mr. Rhea offered the following resolution,
which was passed :
Resolved, By the City Council of Nash
ville, that the Finance Committee be direct
ed to examine whether the presentlaw regu
lating the issuance of checks, and the paying
nut of the monies of the corporation, need any
revision, and if so. that they be requested te
confer with the City Attorney, draw up and
report snch a bill a they may think the
Circumstances may require.
Mr. Winston offerered the following reso
lution, which wa passed :
Jlesohed, That the Mayor be instructed to
have the sidewalk repaired and made upon
all property, where streetshavebeen finished,
without distinction, discrimination, or delay.
The following bill, offered by Mr. Duncan,
was passed nnder a suspension of the rule:
Be it enatttd by the CUv Canned, That
Union street,, from Cherry to Spruce streeti
be Macadamized, and property holder bo
notified to immediately build or repair the
sidewalks on said street within said limit.
Mr. Duncan presented a bill to authorize
the sale of city bond. Pending a discussion
of th'13 bill the Board adjourned.
A Grave Case. Loxa Graves and hi
two boys, Gus. Graves and Wm. Graves.
were arrested at the instance of Mr. Wood
fix for disorderly condnet. The evideneo
adduced implicated Mr. W00DFIX, and a
warrant waa issued for hi arrest. Loxa
Gravis was fined $14 and the two boy
were discharged. Mr. Woodfix wa fined
$14, and feeling aggrieved at the sentence,
expressed hi determination to appeal from
the decision He was very lippy, and tho
Recorder fined him $10 for contempt, whieh
he required him to pay forthwith. Mr. W.,
we believe, finally concluded not to appeal
from the Judge's first decision.
A Heavy Fixe. Recorder Foster is
determined to have the nymph of Smekey
Row understand that when they are brought
before hi Court, they will have to pay
heavily for their little delinqueneiea. A
he "bos" was arraigned yestorday morning
for being drunk and disorderly. Her virtu
ous indignation had been aroused by a frail
siter "stealing away bar man," and sho
took several "horn" of Old Robertson to
back up her courage, and proceeded to chas
tise the seducer of her "friend." The sym
pathies of the Judge wero net touched in
her behalf, and she was fined $20, whieh she
paid, and requested her name to be left out
of the paper. We have done bo.
The amoants Ret opposite the names of
the different insurance agencies in yester
day morning pnpor, are, perhap, larger
than their actual losses will sura up. The
property saved from destruction, which,
however, waa very small, will be deducted.
We learn that the paper and book ef D.
F. Wilkin, Esq., which were in the safe
during the fire, nre uninjured. Tlie safe i
Forhstallino tub Marickt. Thomas
Dklaney, who keep a family grocery in
South Nashville, was arretted yesterday
morning for forestalling the market. He
waa fined $30. It is to be lteped the heavy
fines ialtfcledbythe Recorder for thMOtftnee,
will have the efieet to deter huehetcw and
other from unlawfully impeMng upon the
citizen by thi perniciotM practice.
A youxo max from the country wa
before the Recorder yesterday for befog
trunk and aateep in the market boa. Ufa
name i John L.ixodon. He presented a
very filthy appearance, ami tohi a very du
bious story about hi " grandfather farm "
in Kentucky. He wm ined $0 and sent te
Vaoraxts. Jim. WiLgojf and Julius
HcrcitiRg, two notorious eharaetock, were
up yesterday for vagrancy. They were sent
to lhe werkhewe itr thirty-six day.
Kkhoval 0 f th b QAWr jhm astkr's De
rARTMBKTw Brevet Maj. S. K. Hamill
who baa filled for a long time the renpetMi
hie position e-f Dkbuning Qaarteraas4r of
United State Military Railroad in Uib
department, ho received orders te remove
hie offce to LenUvillc, and will proceed to
that place in the early part ef nzt week.
Hi chief elerk, Mr. W. A. Domis, and
chief abrtract clerk, Mr. J. II. ItoMmmr,
At Wmk' AfSAix. l&qrire Brisk and
Hasan have wtab!lhed an effiee m Cherry
stmt, corner of'Reddlek" alley.
TH a MeCUBTV, Magistrate, ha opened
oat in the ffice ectapf ctl by Lm fin Trmi'LB
on Cedar street.
Office, Untax xsm Auxaiqis Biuok. earner
Clrorefc owl Cherry ., ep4tfle the Pett Ofte
DaHy $11 0
Tri.Wekljr 7 Ot
Prcpertiaaate rate for abetter period.
SahseriptieB iavaritMx la adraaee.
MONETARY AND COMUERCIAL
irfKw r thkUmo ajcb AyenicAS.l
PatSMT. OetcsWr S. 1866. J
MosaTaxj-ftilt mw IJujfew Yerh yester
day at MtJV. wn,m at need. aa4 dsed at
117. Dealen We were poyia? 1-K and were
ffwtu mi t Sjeca 1 iilej are a ftMen :
t-W, lWifl MffcAUfct
am mil 1 upm'
34 f. uegaii'fc
Nor Imt. mS
W-ITi . 9Mg)!W
" UasslM KWlOr,
VTc Wf efcaata in a irentaeaey.eifept
a general itallasM aad weakeafec f rates for
bmH kla& ef mwr. Otrreaey I searce, and
Kxefcaage ea New Text k taken at H dbeoant.
awl if nM itper. Bbak Of Ttonesee aotesare
very si - barter aad 0 eeHiar. aad at
the rate we hear of 4r tooll !. Planter'
Baak i beast 'at St aad U ieW at SMs. Umun
Bank notes are ware, aad bankers are psyinr
aad hehtiBK at Me.
South era Baak aete aredail. aad will nut sJl
readily at the advertleed rate.
Xaslivlllc Grocery and Produce Market.
Fuwr. We que: Kxlfasupersae at 99 rQ
: NmiH 9M3tn6)L extra $12 iiMU;
WiMux.-We ititete: 94 fcrred.S?
210 for Meditemaeaa Sz S! J$hr amber and
EeMi chaff; 3M9 fer whHe,
Sceufc. Ke New Oflea&s razor lo market; Pa
U. Uy15e; Porte Kra le: Usm. 1 . )
l&c O. extra. 16HBe; a yelflwf17; A- coffee
t Vmnes ataetUrd bard mmr
Cferram. Cowmen to ejeed good to Lur
Wai fair te priiae. CWe; itrietly choice
ill co?. Very littls in tae market, aad demand
light. We quote: Ue 2sxafrfa haras, plain,
3Se: ioakier. lS19e
laBp-'rWo ixli kicSMMt
Oinw.18 Star. Hirtweiet.ac&e ; tammer.
i SefcrHxee; $7 M for serene; parol ne4W446c.
Salt. 7 bu&ei barrels $t Set 5 boeael bar
Yar.xs. There i an aeMre desaaad fereotton
yaras. Priee bare aa upward teadeney. We
quote 23c far seeea huadred; Me rer fix huodreu;
26e mrfive huadred.
Uao. Oood rouDtry cot too rage are la domani
at S,47. pr tb.
Davos xso DriSTCFr. Alee lb, 75c Alum.
Sc. Awaroetida 6WT3. Borax, do. Brluwtonr.
roll. 8e. Caawbor, l 89. Outer Oil V (tal $ hj
m W. Cream Tartar. lb. TWe. Pier Sul
pW, lUiiae. Ineeac,Se. Gam Arabic. $1 uO
1 . Jatap. im SO. Kx. Logwood. 21c. Ma
aeeia, 7S9$1. Madder. fitiOKe, Oil Peppermint.
ST H)W He. Oaiara. Ill M. tlairbilT
SI 91 SO. Rhaberb, $768. Sil Soda, lweU'.i
Saltpetre. 36S9c oar Lead. 75.
FATHM Lire teems. V lb, MeS.
do. So. 3. litem half bUTSSll; Tvits fa.
(iBiiN Corn in More Mem 3 Oats, elean ,
(tawaro HMeff V few.
, LAftWiB4w.jixte Ux $y a Mxl2 V hn
Nnmlivllle Cotton Mnrart.
Tho eoMeamajkotyeeterd&y na very doll. Tho
figure at tho eeater were M& aad 38e. bat tho
day elaeed wila. a deeiiee ef aeeeeat, the higbait
priee offered beiae Ue.
The ebipsMotffof eoUoa wore exeoediagly small.
The eotton merebaat eomplaia bitterly of the
limited arraneeaeala asdor the new system for
weighted their ooMob la order that it might ba
shipped. We have m doubt tho Government
Weigher will make alt proper eflert te expedite
basiaos so a not te retard the hiwiaass of our
The feHowteg ate tho transaction reported
d uriei the day.
Received .. 375
Sole ... 11J
Liverpool Cotton Market
LlVKBPatH- Set. SL p. V Th nnUnn vurl
dull with solos lo-day of 7jm boTe. Middl
New Orient Market,
New OauuM. OeL 26. Get ten easier. Salee t
boles low mJddtbig at MW, Kow Y,.-k
Kxebaago? diseouat aternsc w.
LmiutntXK. Oet. JS. S!a of ialuiMa S3 hh.la
leaf. CotaHMB hego are a Hmo jower. flour; u
perSse & . Wbo bow redsWt Obra mixed
fnlwlkas. 0 itSi. MosfJEwMK M. Bacon
Loxomr. Oet. 3ft- u Hie luurnurl m
anemu 1 w . v o o-a
New York Dry Good Market.
NEW Vital- OeL 25. The Inula in .Ire
opened this morning; with perhaps a liule mora
animation, but with bo other improvement ia it
general tone. Tho continued dullness In the
market tor the raw material, and tho adraaee of
demand, has a depressing oaVet,aad is some in
stances good are offered n Httlo lower by jobbers.
Tbe present trade is eoaaaed to plotting up a few
pieces 01 vartotM goeus u even assortment in tbo
heme trade. ome good are being transferred to
l'mlaudnMa for a better market. A fW mu.iia
are going geath. bat. on the whole, the market is
mere quiet than at any time since the summer
Iran 0. Joeeers prices are: Urown sbeeting. In
dian Hood 23: Laconia "S" ! 9hatueket "JO" 2T
Atlanlit- "A" ! 1'epperi'l "W at, do "R" Z'..
Bleached shirtiae. Tuswirora J Red Bunk '
Poatsmaalt "B" 14; Loagshade UK. Kenold
"A" 23. Print. Merrimoe iIW" SisT Richmond
1 Amoekoair 1S( Km pi re 11; SpraguM lv..,
Womsatta 25J4. Brawn drills. Pepnernel X,
Vi lnlbrop 20. Corset Jeans, bole l&t Naurakeag
21. Tteks. BloekstoBo ri rer 2ft; Striped 30r Amos
Cwcin.vati, Oet 3d. PWer aaobaBged aad
in aooM teeai oesBaati at jenowwg 01
Sabertae W M11. trade bmuta Sill
rd at Mlawitur na&tati... 1-
fW !!. trade broad 911314, and
SiBOy brand JU M)UoU Whtiat less Srm but no
er Xo. i red K we. I red m
Oat Irm: -we for No 1. Kre In demand
BVlt. A HU 3ZMJ- I Om fliill -l
at $1 at for ehoiee. and 1 8l 'J for k0. 1
llarley Arm at $1 75 forebeiee. Whisky Arm at
33), Mom pork BMhatuced and dull, ao de
mand: common beosht of fSt aew i offered for
tbe first half of Nurember at SM. Nothing doing
ia bulk meats. A lair trade demand for bacon,
with sales of 80 bhd at 1M shoulder. ITHojISo
for ribbed sMesaad Iftjfttt for eiear. Lard de
etiood lo 1H. for prime thy. Jiog sold at SiO A
197SiabotlMhad wen slaughtered to-day,
nought oa oosrttaot a month ago. The butchers
are pajrhts; J0 88 to 848 gross. Atle 368 pteren
green men at t for shouMcr and M for own?
IleWordalt bat uaebaaged, Cheese dell at 1"
MM. Clororseed So; timothy seed Je; flax tZ "'
Qotd closed at 14.
New Tork Money Market.
Kw Toag. Oet. 25. The Poet's moaey arti'U
say tho loan market Is easy, a 5 per eeai.cn rail
loans, aad HM for discount. Tbooaosingsor tIN
are larger and there is more aetirono in pai-rr
than for several weeks. The stock market open 1
heary, heeo-ae aetire aad elossd dull but stea l
tiereremoat seearttie qaiet and ia Arm demon i
at yesterday's quotation. Railrood share bar -
been areseod Ibir sale with a res ht pno, fl
lowed by a mltr. Mtag ihms are Moderately
aotire. Baah shares Irm
JUUsoad bootls in. -w:
tiro bet steady. After
awaw Hoerd tbe iu
tattoo were: N. I.
C. 114 trie t UuJjon
C. iri. I'm
duo aa IdKwaoa oa
ant bat dull-. Mils at
iqwaedat M)M. fur eons
MVrrlMl ioom sett, f lnahr do. at h-rC suut
Moaey eaoe- aad saaobwtltAst- ( st r'r
OMSK? at Ie4$!tesllakr ts ttJi Mt "rlwinz i '
Wi. Itoeereseat stocks quiet and without
Nw York NtoeU Market.
X w Tnm. Oet. 25. TV
K I ieH, Toted W A W aV.
tW A C luv .
A S J 4,
mi. Krie 1
Qeeelaad .'1 -.
rfel M'v I'- 1 '
Pitt f 1 W i
Xcw York Mnrkri.
Xur Testa. Oet. &. Cattea ooeateaos dull 1'
V3 ar aiiooilag ar-ieaae, aa s sor urieai
ettasNte. f9 'll for eatra Mate, til s: -
for eatra I
a K 11 vm3hw v mr trad bran.i.
1 - -- K.,,r,,
of wheat 101.2 book, actio at 3Bs24i) f r N
2 Milwaukee. 12 TO for very ehoioo lliioot sprmr,
tS A for mil Mitwaak. Rye io without .
Wfo.1 ot si M for eM wtwtom and it 4i
da. ttestey emu for freest deaiteior.wbi
or faaboad is steady. wkVJak oxisMt demao 1
rest ia kood IIUtoeHMl Mat- ljr,
of ear MJW beNSbt Ism aotire and
ratal 110112 far Mforkw 1 Ijmi u,,.,,7
mjaoal jfsatara la store. 1 Urn! U Je. atfoat. i
laouiiaaiiBoi, riming ai inasoe U-A
Haas. RstslcN of M.9SS. opened very
and aloeed ehstt a " for Ituraee and Mdw
Ipso. Calfae -ady with a Uir ovum. '
gsjsjar inn at WjVP-j for fuba. I for p.
eReeaaV-e ewowqannP aattaU
Potruienm quiet M 223yS for erode, aad
37?4for roAaod ia bond. iiiu in tt Inn
at for alt kinds. Prk aettie4 w.rh :t
4m Jumonil: fa Sim A for -w tut
M M CMOS lUwMM 0 tot dd U" .
for osime. 1W steady: hoof -.-
oaiet at tie. Cat meats shsR aad hoary a .
M3y ler shorn Hose, a-d J " "
Pressed boa lower, a UsStSS for woatarn. iu
I. hard rrMmmmJar'mf
WH- kwittar eaai. at smMjtm. ?
erewiKasri. Or, m. Cool aad . Koren.-
AiSee) 1 new. ,
saa, WvCJB. aisfiiousos
Atft aad A) Tdrr.
It ha been rainier sis S r.
THE, NASHVILLE .PAIL ONION
127: Keadhsc 1HP. JH. V. IH: I
.V W. ;: do. preferred fa Toledo 1
E.L lOV-X; O. A M. CottiAeato 11& M S. r.
ft fount vmC: IhrnaW 11M Oafck-Mleer V