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THE SUNDAY MOBNING APPEAL- AUGUST 7, 1870. THE MEMPHIS APPEAL U published dally and weakly by Uot Umm puU Appeal PnUUhla Compost, St Um appeal Bu.ldlu, No. M Colon St.. ataaaptila, THE DAILY APPEAL. Is sent by mall to sabeorlbart. one year, 15 : all nionUia. $t ss; lee ihaa ale bobUm, si per inonta; wltbflimaT Kamoji.il ia year. He red bf earrlen anywhere 1b the aHy and si nrbs at twwjTTT-triTa Cnm pe weak; Monday edition Inatatwl THE WEEKLY APPEAL, Pcbllahad ovary Wednesday morning, la eent (oaabaorlbaraat Hit a rw: slabs of two ar more, U a year. WsnaaatMvaUaaaanva. iWaaiiaai n net be by draft or postoMes order. Moaay t Ue risk of ta sender. ADVERTISINO RATES la the LUJO.T Arraau U par eanare, K oanta per Una, or M oanta par Una, aooordln to olaoa. In the fiuu, o .half the rates of t ia P ailt. Advents sea ants Inserted in U on bat Ajtbal, are snarawd one-six tb ad ditional to sbors rates. 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ALBERT M fflXPHEMU For Attomey- Ueneral or ths BarUett Ooart. Praon leaving the city during the ran- mer months can bare the Daily Appeal mailed to their a dram at the rate of twenty nre oanta par week. A utnorlaad Agents of too appeal will have a property eeaead paper from A. D. Wither- spook. Boalness Manager. None others should be Thi Appeal, aa it haa a difficulty lo apprehend Ins the nature of "aeeoni pliahed facta, can aurvly understand what Las tieon done or toe XIV and X V amend ments to tb Constitution of the United State. And the Appeal must answer the question: In aa open perpetual war against then amendments, a teat of De mocracy, according to Um Appeal T Peace or war? AvaUmcAe. How the Appeal's having "a dilB culty in understanding the nature of accomplished facta " should go to prove its capacity to " understand what has teen done by the XIV and XV amendments," we leave lor our slDgularly astute and minutely saga cious seer of the A valanche to make manifest. To the question " Is an open, perpetual war against these amendments a tent of Democracy," we answer ye. It is a test of tumetty, and that is the best present test of Democracy. The XIV amendment wrongs individuals, and the XV the .states. Both are crimes against which Democracy proclaims " perpetual war.'' Let our cotemporary sink down, and turn submissionist if he will. While we command the col umns of a free press we shall denounce loth as accomplished and wicked wrougs, which have broken the plighted faith of the Government and restrained the constitutional liberty of the people. If this be treason, "peace or war," let the loyal " independent" Aralanche make the most of it. Gknerat. M.. Butter, or Char! Me at S. C., one of the best men of the ; State, whose troth and latWhood was never donated, and who would never bring an accusation against another without the - strongest reasons, not only to Justify it, but also to com mand It as a duty due to justice and the public interest, has brought an in dictment against Robert K. Scott, the present Governor of the State, which, if proved and well founded, will ren der Scott forever detestable and infct- uious in the eyes of all honest men ol all parties whatsoever. It Is well, after all, that in the public senti uaeut of the country there is . a moral tribunal which malfeaaanoe aud dishonesty In public officials canuot escape. I is the anchor and hop9 of the country, without which, iu the midst of the present and prevailing corruption, there would remain tio hope of reformation. The Charleston courier, a journal of high standing for ability and discreet and fair deal ing, says of the statement of General Butler, that no man can doubt ho is prepared to prove It Is founded on feet, and that " not even Scott himself will dare deny that General Butler believes, and has good cause to believe, every word in the indictment which he has trained." It is aa follows: L. I charge that B. K. Scott has violated that well-eetabllshcd and acknowledged principle of law which prohibits a tntatfci from em ulating with the funds ot his trust estate for his own personal aggran- flivnment. 1 f "f f Sf'Bt 2 I chars-e that he baa infested this State with paid spies from abroad, recking with hatred to our people, aud established a avstein ol espionage dangerous to publu liberty and free institutions. S. I charge that he pay I liese spies with vour money, undor the pretense that they are peace olBoers, when they are simply bis political parttsaua, and engaged in stirring np strife among our people. 4. 1 chare" that he has attempted to de moralise the public virtue and proatilult) the public morals, by inirwuucing into his hoase, aa Uovernor of South Carolina, Croons of Ill-fame, be knowing tbem to mich, thereby offering a reward for prostitution. 6. I charge that be connived at, if be la not implicated in the murder of citizens of South Carolina for political effect, i I'tnV the Randolph murder and its his tory.) k . . 5. I charge that he has violated the law of hla own creation, or the law of tbe creation of his own party, by not requir ing the Land Commlaaioner to make a re port of his operations, and In not requir ing a reoort from bis financial agent. 7. I chanre that he has defrauded tbe Stale of large sums of money aa one of the Advisory Board of the Land Commission, by converting to his owu use money ap- Eroprlated to buy homesteads for the omelesa. 6. I charge ttat under bis administra tion tbe public debt haa been trebled ; tax ation become burdensome beyond suffer ance; immigration prevented; the re sources of the State dormant, and publat education neglected. 9. 1 charge that he has enc uraged vio lence (rfcfe his Winchester Rifle Jaw speech), fomented ducord between the bites sud colored people for political ef fect, and defeated the ends of justice in his improper exercise of the pardoning power. lu. I charge that he has discharged the duties of hi!; high office, not for the good of the whole people, but with an eye sin gle to his own preferment, political and pecuniary. That he haa misrepresented abroad the good people ot the common wealth, and attempted to bring odium upon their fair name. 11. I charge that, ahortly precedent to the last PresiJentisl election, Uovernor Scott said to General Hampton, and two other gentlemen, that he not only wished the State to vote Democratic, but would use bis influence to thst unci : and that h waa tired of tbe negroes, and would make enough of them resign their sests in tbe Legislature, so as to give the white men a majority in that body. With a Governor such as this, cadot- kJU'Peal Is rich this morning We publish this morning a letter from General W. B. Bate, in which he discusser- with signal ability and with that faultless taste which distin guishes his literary production's, ques tions involved in approaching elec tions in Tennessee. It is needless to say that we regret the existence of facts which, in our opinion, render the nomination of General Bate by the approaching Democratic State Convention impossible. Gf the ex alted estimate entertained of his per sonal and intellectual worth we have often had occasion to speak. In fact, his broad intelligence, his liberal views, clear, strong intellect, cultiva ted Uste in letters, his scholarship and eloquence have assigned him a lofty position among the distinguished citizens of the South. When we spoke of disabilities that rendered his acces sion to office just now impossible, It was with unfeigned regret, and whether the argument made by Gen eral Bate affecting the binding force of "ex yM facto constitutional amend ments" be tenable or not we are not in a position to incur any risk. The court, the Congress, the President, the army may entertain views on this subject wholly different from those so avily presented by General Bate, and it is hardly wise to incur the great danger of sacrificing the interests of a great Commonwealth in order to do deserved honor to a distinguished citi zen soldier. Gen. Bate requires aa such action at our hands. Ue has never pronounced himself a candidate, aod yet, until the operative force of the XlVth andXVth amendments were diacuesed, and the Northern con struction of these addenda to consti t itional law understood, there was not within the confines of Tennessee a gen tleman whose name waa more gener ally mentioned as that of the next Chief Magistrate of Tennessee. By common consent the people had agreed to tender this tribute to distin guished personal, intellectual and sol dierly worth, and the consummation contemplated was only prevented by the necessary recognition of facts which we have thoroughly considered and fully riieenaeal Bead the admir able letter of Gen. Bate. selling members of Congress, a ljegis lature of non-taxpayers squandering the public revenues ad libitum, carpet bag officials holding the office, to batten on the spoils as vultures hold their prey, and a constituency of voters the majority of which is as ig norant and unscrupulous as it is black, the condition of things in our sister State is sufficiently appalling. We can have no word of censure, no objection to make to anything our friends there may believe or tind it their interest to do. We are disarmed of criticism as to their platforms.or sayings or doings in their deadly struggle for existence and self-preservation. We would give th?m aid and counsel and comfort if we could. Facts so dishonoring to hu man nature should arouse the body of the Prussians in behalf of the French people, even in time of war, should move the sympathies of every honor able enemy, and should stir the soul of all resiK' table men of the northern j States to mutiny and rescue. A gov ernment resjionsible for ltepublican liberty, and at the same time capable oi permitting abuses so vile, should le loathed by all mankind, now is it possible that a picture such as this can be looked upon with calmness by men of any section, and bow is it to be ex pected that anything but hate, deep, abiding and fiendish, should be the outgrowth of such soul-sickening In iquity? It Is a school in which an oppressed people will be swift to learn. The project of forming an Gki l.in- Whig third party under the wing of Gov. Alcorn, seems to be abundantly promising in Mississippi. Who can doubt that there will be an mmense gathering of Wiigt in re sponse to the following call, by the Brandon Republican: Old Whigs who are In favor of taxing white people to educate nawroea, are ear nestly invttad to attend s Whig meeting st Jackson in October next. Alcorn Mygatt and Jim Lynch wish to have s conference with you. J he Pontotoc ft wit HigkU (Rep.) demands of the Jackson Pilot (Rep.) whether it in for or against this Con vention. The Paris JnleUigtttccr cornea out for Gen. Quarleefor Governor, subject to the decision of a State Convention. The Winchester Home Jomrnal flies the name of Hoc. A. 6, CoJyar, of Nashville. Ik another column will be found the appeal ot the Mechanics' Insti tute to the manufacturers, artisans, and apprentices of the city to come forward with the products of their skill in competition for premiums at the next Agricultural Fair. We hope the appeal will not be in vain, and that meanwhile articlee will be manu factured and prepared for exhibition. Let not the field be left any longer to Northern manufacturers, when we can make as good articles at as low or lower rates at home. The progress oi the city depends in a great degree on our own mechanical enterprise. And it need not be doubted that the advantage to individuals, and tbe profits to be derived from it by arti sans will keep pace with that growth. To take premiums at the Fair will be worth more than the cost of any arti cle produced, and be the foundation of success aud fortune in the future to every man engaged in this generous and laudable competition. The Me chanics' Institute was organized last April, and it is equally the interest and the duty of all citizens to sustain it. Tbe objects set forth by it are to encourage the manufacturing interest, foster the mechanical and useful arts, advance the physical and material sciences, sustain and elevate tne me chanic, manufacturer and artisan, and establish schools for the education of apprentices. We wish the generous founders a great success in their high ly laudabletjndertaklng. Out dispatches this mornteg will excite tbe keenest interest, every where. The clash of resounding arms echoes over Europe, tbe old world trembles beneath tbe tread of armed men, and mankind stands appalled In the awful presence of demoniac war. It seems that the battle between tbe French and Prussians began Friday, was continued through the whole of yesterday . t ry finally erownei the armies of France. This story comes from British sources, and is therefore tin- more credible, lit is alleged that England will not concede more to France than Napoleon surely wins. However, these stories from Europe are not more trustworthy than those which were bruited abroad in the North and Mouth immediately after each conflict la the iatu American wax. The with Mpsresting matter from politi cians in regard to the future policy of In addition to the very al.h letter from lien. W. B. Bate, we present one from our distinguished fellow-citizen, Col. Robert F. Looney, from which It will be seen that he re tires from the canvass for Congress. Col. Looney had the meet encouraging prospeots for a nomination, but be could not take the iron-clad oath, and is consquentiy under disabilities, and withdraws his name from a contest in which he would, in all probability, have received the nomination. The letter of Colonel Looney Is the warm gushings of a big heart. It will add another leaf to the crown of laurels with which his mother State will, Mi- day, deck his deserving brow. From the commencement to its close, the reader will lie enchained by its power and lenuty, and will rise from its perusal with the conviction that the writer is deserving of the high honors of which he has been deprived by outrage and the most infamous enactments. We have not room to comment on the various subjects alluded to in Colonel Looney's eloquent letter. But there is one sen tence so just aud glowing with truth that we cannot refrain from repro ducing it. In his letter Colonel Loo ney says: "The old partisans, Whigs und Democrats, w ere aide by side when a fortress was to lie stormed, a Iwttery to be taken, or a forlorn hope tobelosl. They mingled their tears over the lifeless form of their fallen eomrtulo, and tbe old Know-Nothing, as he looked upon the foreign born sol dier iliat crave his life for the land of his adoption, felt that he could dip his pen in the blood that gushed from the gallant heart and write a certifi cate of citizenship for the whole of Eu rope." This is an eloquent tribute to our foreign born population. Colonel i i . at the battle of Shiloh, com manded a regiment of twelve hun dred men, mostly made up of foreign born citizens, and often have we heard him and Governor Harris pay glow Ine eulogies to the gallantry and doyo tion of this regiment. It Is a pait of the political faith of the for eigner to sympathise with thoe struggling to be free. When civil war was deluging the Southern fields in hl(K)d, and the cry was for help, many foreigners buckled on their armors, took up their knapsacks and went into the fight, and poured out their blood like water to sustain the country and the section of their adoption. Colonel Looney saw many foreigners yield up their patriotic lives for freedom on the sanguinary fields of Shiloh, and he feels now that the Southern man who can war upon a foreigner is a base ingrate who de scrvi s to be forgotten of his God. The blood must be sluggish which cannot be thrilled by the handsome tribute which Colonel Looney pays to the foreigner. Colonel Ixioney, with that fidelity with which be clings to an old friend, holds last .to the great Democratic party. It does our heart good to see an old Whig like him presenting the noble spectahle of rising above petty issues, casting aside all other consid erations and disregarding old animosi ties, and striking hands with the Democracy. Nokth Carolina is about to rid herself of deioUsm. The news indi cates that the Democrats, if they have not already carried the State, will soon ascend to power. For the last three months it has been exceedingly doubt ful whether Lucifer is now In Grcus, or ruling In North Carolina in the per son of the scoundrel Holden, or the villain Kirk. The atrocities of the Radicals In North Carolina have aroused the indignation of the nation, and on Tuesday last a long-suffering people arose In their strength and thundered into the ears of Grant and his niiuions the terrors of the storm that is coming upon them. We trust the people of North Carolina have freed themselves of their tormentors. Their wrongs will soon be shifted to the battle-fields of the North. The echoes of a suffering and Inoffensive people have reached the Northern ears, and the tyrants may expect a thunder bolt that will rive them to atoms. The reaction is coming as sure as fate. We rejoice at the triumphs already won in North Carolina, and hope the State will soon repose in peace. The committee appointed to pro cure stock subscriptions for the grand Memphis Masonic Temple, which b proposal to be built at some central point in tbe city, and which ih to cost a quarter of a million dollars, have so tar succeeded us to call a meeting of stockholders for the purpose of or ganization. The advertisement will be found in another column. The fine building of the Gdd Fellows, on the corner of Court Square, has, as we are Informed, always proved a good paying Investment. And between the fact that this is expected to prove equally good, and tbe liberality of Masons and the pride of our citizens to have a beautiful and stately build ing erected, we have little doubt the whole amount required will be raised, over one-half of which we learn is already secured. We commend the matter to favorable attention. POLITICAL7 Tbe Opening Netet tf the fiubernaterial and CMsresslonal Campslfja - -Three Important Documents. Letter frost General Bate He Declines the Nomination for Governor and will Stand by the Party that Owes Him so Much tor Past Services. Letter from Colonel R. F. Looney He De clines ts be a Candidate for Congress and Eatigisstthe Foreigs Citi zens of the South. Oii.onki. ItonmtTso?? Topp, In a brief letter published elsewhere in the Ai'i'KAt,, refuses to become a can didate forCongress. His many friends will regret this. But there are other positions to lie filled, and in making a selection the splendid ability of Colonel Topp should not be over looked. It will be seen from the let ter of ColonM Topp that he ranges himself with the children of Democ racy, nd pledges a cordial support to the Democratic nominees. The peo ple of West Tennessee, regardless of old party prejudices, are delighted at the patriotic course pursued by Topp and lx)oney ami Stephens, and In deed all the old Whigs, with but few contemptible exceptions. In the South, the Whig party which has here tofore battled with the Democracy, hand to hand, iu many a well con tested field, and that has had its.tri umphs, too, over its powerful foe, is coming with its hosts, its champions, Its accomplished living statesmen and orator, and the descendants of those whoso memories are identified with the proudest days of the Republic coming with its bone and muscle and great heaving heart as eager to ally itself with its ancient foe in defense of liberty, the Constitution and States Rights, as heretofore to battle in sepa rate column, for separate ends and separate success. The Democratic party, as now organized, Is tbe ark of the covenant of the Constitution, and it is resolved never to give it over to destruction. Such service is pure enough, honest enough, glorious enough, and holy enough for every patriot; and however much the fac tious and traitorous may falter, the good men will do their duty with all tbe powers of mind and soul. Oub neighbor of the Ai-alancte has' taken up a small notion that he can make some capital by showing the Aitkal to lie an agitator against "accomplished facts." It might save individuals trouble to omit all redress of personal injuries, communities large expenditures to demolish the courts and pull down the churches, Slates large outlays to maintain no armies and navies to guard the na tional honor, and much uneasiness to the new party of "Independents," as well as to the Radicals, if past out rages and "accomplished facts" should be submitted to for tear of hurting their party interests. But public wrougs demand a public remedy. The Aralancfte has tumbled in with that damnable catalogue mentioned in Holy Writ, which cries "peace, peace, when there is no peace." It advises the Southern people to tease resistance to the course of Congres sional diabolism, even by the press as the sentinel of liberty. It cries threateningly "peace or war!" and would have the whole South, In surly Independence, simply squat. He sees a "raw head and bloody bones," in that eternal vigilance which is the price of Liberty, and would have no "accomplished facti" disturbed, and no reforms undertaken lest the stag nant, stinking depths of national corruption should bestirred. He la for "jxstce," forgetting that obedience to the constitution is vital to the na tional life, and that there can be no "peace'' in the midst of ' the prevail ing corruption. On the same princi ple that he is an "Independent" now, he would have been a Tory in 1776. He would have cried dou't ! don't I beef : beef ! and advised ac-u uiescem in England's despotism, became it wcHanl,aocompM9tedoe(nn 4 UtaUt'4 ' .fatiiarl Letter from Colonel Robertson Topp He also Declines tbe Nomination to Con gress and Urges Unity and Har inoay as Necesary to tbe De feat of Radicalism. Mkmphis, Tks.n, July 21, 1870. General W. B. Bate, Nashville, Tom. : Iear Uent-rall address you this note not only on my part, but upon that of many of your friends in Memphis and West Tenn s e. Tbe time is approaching rapid y when Vhe Iemo orstic party of this Htate will be called together for the purpose of selecting a stsndsrd-besrer for the next gubernatorial contest. Your friends here desire to aupport you forthat place, ifyou will allow your Dame to be used by them In the canvass. Please reply whether you will consent to this, and give your viewa concerning everything pertaining to tbe canvass. Your snswer is desired for pub lication to your friends and the party. Very respectfully, Nasuvillk, July 27, 1870. Colonel James Coleman, Memphis, Ten nessee.: Dear Colonel Cpon my return from Court in a neighboring county, I And yours of tbe 21st inst. awaiting me, In which, on behalf of yourself aud others of my Iriends in West Tennessee, you directly ask if I will permit the use of oiy uame as a caudidate tor Gevernor of Ten nessee, at the ensuing November elec tion, ssying my Iriends desired it, and that the time has arrived for action, and also asking my views in full in regard thereto, etc. In response, permit me most respectfully to ssy, that I hsve not said I would be a candidate for Governor, nor authorised any one to ssy so. Neither have I written letters nor visited any part or the 8tate with the view of manu facturing public opinion to be wielded for my preferment, but have, in the quiet walks of life, pursued " tbe even tenor of my way," conteut with pertorming my daty to clients, to my wife and children, and feeling, amidst the furore for office, which has seized aa an epidemio many of our best men, that st a time like the present "the post of honor Is the private station." 1 am not unobservant, however, of that political panorama which is constantly shining scenes as it moves in peaceful but revolutionary strides upon our State and national arenas. Neither am 1 list less as to tbe effect upon the social and political rights ot our people, produced by that restless, innovating wave which in other countries has so often and so surely swept away the foundations of liberty, bnt have watched the insidious movements with a ceaseless vigilance, inspired by an uncommon Interest; be cause if this country, with all its misfor tunes snd proscriptions is not my coun try, then I am poor indeed, for I have no country. Whatever may be our hope for good results in the end, we can but feel, when we observe the present surround ing, a rave apprehensions aa to "the be ginning of the end." I have seen with no little feeling of gratification the unmistakable evi dences of that partiality for me of which you speak in many of the newspapers, and by many of tbe best citizens of the Slate but none so gratify ing as that shown by my late comrades in arms for who csn feel for a soldier as can bis fellows? whose heart warms for his misfortunes .so quickly, or whose eyes readilv beam with the light of Joy for bis success, as those of his tellow-sohilerT It would be affectation in me to say I am insensible to the honors which justly be long to the chief executive of my native Htate a State containing within her borders a million of inhabitants, most of them intelligent, courageous, and patri oticpossessing material resources of incalcuable value, which needs be wield ed with energy and prudence for future development, and witbal a historic re nown, and moral grandeur, that challen ges the admiration and excites tbe gener ous rivalry of her sisters. To be her Governor, Is a high measure of distinc tion for even the proudest snd ablest of her children. She has many true and tried from whom to select, far abler than I am to wield her bright but broken sceptre. The names of two or three, as yon are aware, havealready been men tioned in connection therewith, who would occupy tbe executive chair of our State with honor, dignity, and ability. Seeing tbe too partial demonstrations in favor of my becoming a candidate for Governor through varioua journals of the State as well aa through more private channels, I took occasion, some time since, to have personal interviews with eaeh of those with whose names mine haa been mentioned by tbe public in con nection with tbe candidacy for Governor, and made known to them my indisposi tion to enter the political arena at a time like this and wrangle with my late fellow-soldiers tor any office. I likewise made known to them, as 1 have to all others who approached me upon tbe sub ject, the political "disabilities" which national legislation has placed upon me in common with many of my fellow-oltl- Kena, neither the Justice nor legality of which legislation aui i preps reu to an mil. Many of the best legal minds of the country bold that the terms of tb third Motion of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which seeka to place under "disabilities" certain persons, do not attach for any act committed prior to its passage, neither can they operate unless the party held tbe offios designated by its terms, at the time of taking up aruia In defense of the South, and thst even if be did so hold such office at the time, as by tbe terms of that amendment would place him under "dis abilities," tb pardon of the President of the United States whereve.- exercised especially if exercised before tbe Incorpor ation of that amendment in the Constitu tion ops rated as an entire condonation of such supposed offense, and relieved tbe roecription of said amendment. Now, I old no office at the time of the ontbreak of bCB'Ultles lastwssn tb States ; bnt had, before that tlm.9, bean honored with the confidence of my country men as a mem ber of tb Tsnneasee Legislature, aod as Attorney-General of tbe Nashville Dls- i trict. l do not think It a Just reason for; condemnation and proscription, booauses man has been sufficiently appreciated by his fellow -ci tlEns, before the war, to have been elevated by them to places of bonor and trust. Preferring to bear with my people the reproach If reproach It is for having participated in the war, I declined to ask tbe pardon of President Andrew John son, and only received U la mi lima with tbe mass of our people, by Bis pro clamation of July 4, 1808, while tbe Na tional Democratic Convention at New York was balloting for a candidate for President. I felt that I bad done no wrong for which to ask pardon. I recog nized my Stste aa my sovereign, and my self as ner subject, and believing this, fought aa a duty for tbe South to the best of my ability, from the beginning to tbe end of her tragic struggle. Neither did I directly or indirectly ask tbe last Con gress for tbe removal of "disabilities," and no action waa taken for relief. It waa hoped that a more liberal policy would nave been pursued by tbe last Congress, resulting In tbe removal of "disabilities" from such as were ob noxious to tbe Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, aod thus relieve em barrassments that might arise from their supposed existence, but it was not done. Tbis question of d liabilities," as it is now presented, la a leyal one, and ahould be deeided by the proper Judicial tribu nal. Until this Is done. It matters little wbst msy be our individual opinions In regard to It, while those who hold tbe power in tbe nation adhere to a contrary opinion and keep tbe sword of Damocles, In the shspe of "reoonstruo tion," in threatening attitude above tbe people of our s.atc. Therefore, while I do not, in common with msny of tbe best lawyers in the land, believe I am under any "disabilities" created by tbe said 14th Amendmeut, after the objection able acts which it seeks to punish were committed which, If carried Into execu tion, would be ss retroacti ve as any other ex post fmeto lav); yet, I am not disposed, lor tbe honors snd emoluments of any office in the gift of onr generous people, to do anything calculated to proximately or remotely even hazard the quiet of our Stale. I cannot, therefore, give my con sent to allow those whose good opinion I prize, whose friendships I bold dear, snd with whom I havea common destiny.touse my name lor Governor of Tennessee, when it might becomea sou roe of embarrassment to a people whose patience has long since become restive under the irritation of lo cal oppression. Not that I believe myself legally under "dissbilitina" hsve I tbns written, but that a majority of the Nstional Congress seems to think that those who are situated as I am, are under the ban of governmental proscription as to holding office. Tennes see owes me no office. She owes me nothing out legal protection while I live and an honorable grave when "llfe'a fitful fever Is o'er" and I can serve her no long er. She owes to herself, however, a vir tuous consistency, and to tbe memory of her warrior dead she owes s ritual of sor row thst shall be chanted by the muse of history through tbe fretted vaults of the temples of her future glory. That, as op portunity offers, she will recognize these obligations I have no doubt. I do not be lieve that either of tbe gentlemen whose nsmes hsve been mentioned in connec tion with the candidacy for the next Gov ernor of Tennessee, are under "disabili ties" and I know either of them would make an able and efficient chief magis trate. Like yon, I regretted at tbe time, and do now, that our late Constitutional Con vention, by its action, caused to be brought on tbe election for Governor and Legislature, so soon after tbe last election, and more than a year before the Governor elect can be inaugurated. As a citizen, I need whatever influence I could exert, to prevent it, bat to no purpose. Had tbe election for Uovernor and Legislators been postponed until t871, the time in course, according to precedent, much of the em barrassment which now exists would doubtless have been avoided, and our peo ple, without apprehensions of " recon struction " would have then felt free to act in bringing about such organizations as their untrsmmeled wishes, guided by patriotic wisdom, might dictate. We would then hsve heard less of " third party," and seen less of the prejudice of " olden times." I confess 1 cannot ais tinguisb the features of Whig and Demo crat through the battle smoke of four years of strife. If we stood together iu the hour of peril, in defense of constitu tional rights, on the battle-field, ought we not atill to do so in seeking to maintain the same right by more peaceful means? Our sacred dead, whose bones are crossed and bleaching in their soldier graves, could tbey speak, would ssy so. Were I to visit the .battle-fields of our victories and defeats, and, like a political ghoul, go searching among the mutilated forms for Whigs and Democrats, I would feel dishonored in the acl and fly their sacred pre incts like Irving's Ichabod from the headless horseman. The election, however, whether brought on inopportunely or not, is upon us by constitutional provision, and we must meet it as the soldier a tight when at a dis advantage tbe best wo can. Under these circumstances 1 yield to the Invidious dis tinction against me, believing it to be for the good of my State that I should not be a candidate. Iu this, I only represent my individual feelings, and intend no criti cism upon those who act differently, lor I cannot consistently, and will not, with ny ideas of political rights, make a valid objection to anv true man because the shadow of the XlVth amendment rests upon him. With me it is no mark of dis honor, but simply s Confederate scar, placed by the heavy band of Government upon a surrendered soldiery with unyio latejl paroles in their pockets. You know, snd so do all fair-minded men, that as a class, there have been, since the surrender of our arms, no citizen more observsnt of their behests to society and the Gov ernment, than Confederate soldiers, more free from vice none who hsve responded more readily to onr onerons taxation, even without representation, aod none so full of hope and enterprise, even while in our State, they were politically in vin culit. You saw the cloud, dark as ltlwae, for ua, that arose from tbe forty-first Con gress, yet at least it had a "silver lining," and may we not expect that tbe next Congress, with an increase of Demo cratic element, and a softening of Radi cal asperities, to dissipate its angry pre judices and by legislation relieve tne in cumbrances, and place us on a footing of equality in the race ot lifof If you de sire to make this public, yon will not do so until after the ensuing judicial elec tion, as I do not wish to say anything that might seem to militate against the position of any candidate who may be charged with having "disabilities" upon him. I feel most grateful to my friends in West Tennesse for their preference shown for me, in this matter and espe cially to those in your city. Hoping for harmung of action and that a better day is dawning. I remain your friend, etc., WM. B. BATE. To the Editors of tbe Appeal: In response to my friends here and throughout this district who deaired me to become a candidate for a seat in the forty-second Congress, I must say how ever grsteful it might hsve been to my feelings to have complied with their wishes, existing laws that govern that body make it my duty to decline. And to those too partial friends who presented my name and advocated my nomination to so responsible a position permit me to return my thanks warm, earnest snd sincere, and to assure them that their generous confidence aod dis interested friendship will be gratefully cherished and remembered with the brightest and most pleasant recollections of my life. To be the representative of this neople In the Congress of the United States, and to be their choice, down-trodden and op- E i eased and in chains as they hsve been, ut always a gallant, patriotic and intel ligent people, might well fill the measure of an honorable ambition. The love which I bear to this grand old Commonwealth is no hot-house exotic that withers with the first cold breath of adversity, for it has been the home of my ancestors for more than a century and long before a star biased In our banner that answered to the name of Tennessee. The green sod of her generous soil which tbey pressed while living now rests light ly and lovingly over their ashes when dead, and recreant would I prove to every instinct of an honorable manhood and truo nobility of heart should I ever be forgetful of her renown or falter In devo tion to her Interests. Tbe welfare of our people for years to come will be deter mined by the elections which are to take place during tbe year 1S70, and the great interests which all of us should feel in the approaching contests will furnish me an excuse to make a few suggestions to my old Whig friends with whom I havS labored so often In other and belter days. This quarrel about names is absolutely childish, and does not rise to tbe dignity of respectable nonsense. Tbe old Whig party died with Its great leaders, and as we stood mournfully around Us bier we felt that never again would tbe pulses thrill and the heart beat high in a pell t leal struggle, aa It did when Clay led hue column, ana when "one blast upon his bugle horn was worth a thou sand men." We have tears for its death, regard and reverence for its memory. The old Democratic party organization passed away with tbe late war, and both now more properly belong to the historian than to the politician. Dead Issues and past differences shon d be forgotten and forgiven. It is to b i hoped that the red wave of war that swept over our Southern Und bore awar upon lis beanen every feeling of bitterness, of resent ment and unkindneas that lingered in the hearts of our people. Whigs and Demo crats, Know-Nothings and foreigners mingled their blood in one common cur rent upon the now historic battle-fields, where Southern Tatar was Illustrated, unmindful of creeds or parties, or pr fesalons or aattan sillies. The old parti sans. Whig acd Democrats, were aid by side when fortress waa to be stormed, a. battery to be taken, or a forlorn hope to be led. They mingled their tears over the lifeless form of their fallen comrade, and the old Know-Nothlng, aa he Joahad upon taw foreign born soldier who gave his Ut for the land of hla adoption, felt that ne could dip his pen In tbe blood that gushed from bis gallant heart, and write oartitlcatc of ciiizsnsnip lor ine wools oi r-urope. ine people of the South oaaue forth from thla baptism of Bra one In sympathy and on ltnniafortune and one In Interest. They gave their tears, their treasure and their blood for a common eauae, and united they will remain until Kadlcaliam ts crushed and the people ar free. They found at the close of the lata civil war an organised despotism, known aa the Radical party, that proposed to strike down, snd did strike down, tb true peo ple of Tennessee. They did not permit them to hold office or exercise tbe elective franchise. Tbey were robbed, insulted and humiliated. No distinction was made between old Whigs and Democrats, but chains were riveted upon all alike. For self-preservation an organization wan formed of men of all parties from all eee tlons to strike down thla common enemy of mankind and freedom. Tbey rose superior to tbe petty jealousiea and preju dices, the cause, of which had long aiuce passed away; forgot tbe old Titanic strug gles between Wbtgs snd Democrats, be tween Northern sod Southern men which had shaken the nation before tbe war and daring tbe war. They Joined hands and hearts, determined to preserve, if possible, what waa left of tbe Con stitution and liberty for their children. They propose peace and quiet to the country; their principlea are Conserva tive, Democratic and national. Yon are urged lo leave his party for tear that old Democrats would monopo lise the spoils. So far the old Whigs, have received more than a fair proportion of tbe offices that have been distributed. Tbe old Whig is not asked to take stock in tbe old Democratic concern, ha is not required or expected to become a subterranean - Locofoco - secession-J acob-ladder-ult' mate - salvation Democrat, nor is an old Dsmocrat expected to be come an old Federal Union shrieking Whig, but simply to take stock In a new concern with no liability for past tran sactions. I have occoslonally feared tbe danger to this party lay in different direction, believing that the oid Whigs were in the ascendency. I have been apprehensive that some shrewd old Democrat (always with eyes and ears open), would discover the fast to be that way, and cry oat "Whig trick" (as you will remember was done on a former occasion), snd blast tbe prospects of a party that now pro mises so much good. It was tbe custom la the olden time for the Whigs to go where duty and patriotism led tbe way, and I am satisfied they will still be found with the true people that make up and constitute tbe history, the renown aud glory of Tennessee, and not with a baud of adventurers that are here to delude and to destroy the helpless and unlettered African. Tbey will not go with the party that disfranchised 75,000 of our brave men , a party which If it bad the power, would now, to-day, have the sword of re construction aud military despotism at the throats of our people. Nor will they attempt the formation of a third party, which would only strengthen our ene mies, weaken onr friends and destroy tbe third-party men. No, they will go with the tried and true men, no matter what name tbey wear, that promise deliverance to the people, and quiet and prosperity to the country. They will go with that partrover whl-h the genius of a geuuine conservatism preeiciea, directs its policy and controls its utterances. This is the place for an old Whig, and tbis is tbe party that haa been baptized aa the Conaerative Democ racy. Yours truly, R. F. LOONEY. Memphis, August 6, 1870. Editor Appeal: Since tbe question of selecting a candidate for Cong rose to renresent this district has been canvassed I have been approached by many citizens or this and adjoining counties in terms of kindness snd confidence, and solicited moat earnestly to suffer my name to be 1 1 iced before the nominating convention. To each and all of them I have invaria bly renlied that I did not desire the office and could not give my consent to become a candidate. As my name haa been point edly u-ed in tbe Afci. vL or this msrniog, I beir the use of vour columns to say publicly that I cannot and will not be a candidate. Whilst I do not intend to oc- cudv any nublic position, I take this oc cssion to say that I fully appreciate our condition, and that as a private citizen i shall unite with all conservative man with my whole energy, to sustain whoever may be nominated, not doubting, if we are united, ss I believe we will be, tnat ant fines will crown our efforts. Thank. iv vou and tbe many friends who have manifested so mncb confidence, and as the best reouilai I can make, I again say I am with you with my whole soul in this oonnlct or conservatism against Radicals. Very respectfully, ROBKRTSON TOPP. PERSONAL AND PECULIAR. Parepa and Carl Rosa are In Lon don. There are " ladies' " base ball clubs in Detroit. Lady Franklin, widow of Sir John, is in few York. Senator Morton Is In Indianapolis, In excellent health. Mr. Beecher Rives Tuesday to the Chrittian Union office. Uen. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, Is at the Park Place, St. Paul. Hon. John P. Hale is still lying ill at his residence in Dover, N. H. Mr. Samuel Sinclair, publisher of the lYibunr, lives on his model tarm at Croton. Mrs. Lincoln is at a watering place in Bohemia. Does that make her a Bohemian? The Chinese do not appear to please the Alabama natives. They "Hit" vegetables, roasting ears, pigs, chick ens, etc., quite vigorously. A number of deaths among child ren are chronicled In various parts of the country from eating fly paper. The Boston Post advocates Charles Francis Adams for Secretary of State in place of Mr. Fish, when he resigns. Mile. Latour is the prettiest woman in Paris, and her photographs sell by the thousands at two francs, while Eugenie's are slow at one franc. Saratoga complains that beaux are scarce there, bo tney ao at uatoosa, luka and other Southern watering places. Men at work and women frol icking. Hon. Kobert C. Winthrop Is en gaged to deliver the oration at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims in Ply mouth. Fifty years ago Daniel Web ster delivered the address. Father Augustine Theiner, keeper of the privy archives of the Vatican at Rome, has been dismissed from his office. He ia suspected ot having furnished anti-infallibility documents from the archives to the opponents of the dogma. Of the late Senator Norton, of Min nesota, we read : " He first married a niece of Senator Sherman, of Ohio. She accompanied him to Winona and there died. Her mother still resides in that city, and has the care of Sena tor Norton's daughter, which, we be lieve is his only child. His second marriage was about two years ago, when he was united to an accom plished Baltimore lady, whom he leaves in affliction." A story has been told of how the whole of an edition of the English Book of Common Prayer was spoiled by the mischievous substitution of the letter k for r in the marriage ser vice.by which the vow "to"love,honor, etc., so long as ye both shall live," was made to read "so long as ye both shall like." The change was not dis covered till the whole edition was printed ofl. That edition, though use less in England, if sent to this country would do very well in Indiana. The death is announced of Charlotte, Duchess Dowager of Norfolk, which took place at her residence in Qros venor Square- Tbe deceased Duchess wm the eldest daughter of George Granville, first Duke of Sutherland, and married Henry Charleg, sixteenth duke of Norfolk, K. G.. on the 27th of December, 1814, by whom she had issue Henry Granville, seventeenth Duke, father of the present Peer: Edward George, now Lord Howard of GkHBop: Lady Mary, widow of the late Lord Foley; and Lady Adelisa, wife of LorfiGeor Man- baa ooanectidwthnw Majesty's eoort, having been Lady in Waiting, aad subsequently Extra Lady of the BewStember to the Queen. The DbcMm was 82 years old, COULD tT THOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR? Thy night N dark- behold thsshads Udeepet IB tas old garden or ueiMsaians, Wnen tnat calm vows swobs vim Could st Uioo not watch one hour alone WUb O, toon so weary of uy aslf itsailals, And se impatient or toy .'ltue com Is It so hard lo tM.r Ihjr dsily To count ll artiny uil I'laU, ' i gamml loa. What If thou alwayM softer trtaaUaltea ! And If thy Christian warfare nmr aaase The calaW of fcto qatat aabajattaw riasuat p.-ace. Bat here we all mutt suffer, walking lonely The path tnat Jesus once himself hath go. e; Watch thou In patience throagh this boar only, This one dark hoar before toe sternal dawn The captive's oar may panas aa the galley. xne Soulier Sleep neneatn nia uiumeu crest. Psaes may told beneath his nine her wing o'.r O Curl Uan. mast not take thy however man upbraid wine-preaa all band to aid ine vallev. Bat thou, rest. Thou mast walk on thee, Willi hltu who trod slaaW: Thou will not Bad one hnman thee. One human sonl to comprehend thy own! Heed not the Images forever thronging rroin out m- loretfone ilia mou uveei no more ; Paint-hearted mariner, stdi art thou kiogUi Kor Uiu dim line of the receding shore, Wilt thon tnd rest of soul la thy returning lo thai o d )sUi thou nasi so vainly trod? thou forgotten-all Hi v weary yearn u To wala among the children of thy Uodf Faithful and steadfast in their coaaecralloo Living y that high ralth to thee so dim, Ue.-isi.ng oeroreUod tbelr dedication. Bo fax troia thoe, because so near lo Him. Canst thou forget thy Christian superscrip tion "Beheld, we count them hapoy which en dure f" What treasure wonfdst thou. In tbe land Kiyptlaa. Repass tuo stormy water to secure? And wUt thon yield thy suro and glorious promise For i be poor fleotiagyiya tarn sen airord? ao baud can las it aj :t ,u ueasare from us That rests within the k.-agdog orthe Lord. Poor wandering soul 1 know that thou art seeking Some easier way, as all have (ought ue'ore, To silence the reproachful luwa.d speaking Some landward path into au Island ahoref The cross U heavy la Uiy human meaeaie. The way too narrow lor tlilue inwsrd pride. Thou canst no . lay thine Itilrlleoiual treasure At the low tool-slovl of the i.rucin. d. Oh, that thy faithless soul, one hour only, Would comprehend th- Christian's perfect Ufe, Despised with Je.us, sorrowful and lonely. Yet calmly looking upwa d In lu strife. For poverty aud self-renunciation Their Father yielded back a lhouaan-1 fold ; In tbe c&lm stillness of regeneration uuieUi a joy ibey never anew oi old. In meek obedleace to the heavenly Teacher Tho weary soul can ouly Bud its passe; Seeking no aid from any human creatare, Looking to Uod alone for his release. And He will some re Mis own tliae snd power To set His ea. n est -hear ted ctildreo free; Watch only through this dark snd palm il hoar. And tne bright morning yet wiU break lor thee. TENNESSEE. The Humboldt Index advocates John C. Brown for Governor. There are 400 licensed express wagons, 70 hacks and 300 drays and carts in Nashville. Reports aa to the corn crop from almost every section of tbe State are unprecedentedly favorable. W. C. Thomson, of Williamson county, has been granted letters patent lor it smut nun oi nis invention. Our information is to the effect that the hay -rop has everywhere through out the State, been unusually heavy. Mr. L. H. Osborne, who was re cently so severely wounded in Knox vllle in a rencounter with Tom Sar tin, is rapidly recovering. At the grand picnic to be given at Carter's (Jreek. on tbe Nashville and Decatur railroad, on the 11th inst. three hundred animals are to be bar becued. We learn from the Gallatin fSxam- iner that the trial of William Exum. of Lebanon, for the killing of Hani son. at Uallatin. last spring, resulted In his acquittal. The August number of the Nash ville Journal of Medicine and Surgery contains valuable original articlee by Prof. K. B. Maury, of tbe Memphis Medical College. The fruit crop of Tennessee has turned oat much better than was an ticipated. Apples show a larger yield than for any previous year. In some localities, however, the peach crop is reported short. As an evidence of the lively nature of the canvass, considerably over 125,000 election tickets and circulars had been printed at tbe Banner office to be used in Thursday's election. Had it not been for the damage done to the wheat by tbe long continued wet weat her, the farmers of Tvnnt-s- would have but little cause for com plaint. Nature has indeed visited upon us her richest favors. Letters received from Governor rjenter a few days ago state that he has been quite ill at Kutledge, East Tennessee. He has had a pretty severe attack of the flux, but was some better at the date of the letter. The McMinnvllle New Era regrets to learn that Judge Hickerson is lying seriously ill at his home in Manches ter. He was thought to be some bet ter on Thursday last, and hopes are entertained of his speedy recovery. The East Tennessee Division Fair will take place at Knoxville on the 4th, 5th, tith and "th of October next Several thousand dollars will be dis tributed in premiums. Our Knox ville friends are making preparations to have a big time of it. Nashville has made a settlement of old debts to the amount of $70,000 since the 1st of July, about oiie-thiru of which was paid In cash, and the re mainder in bonds. Tne Mayor anu Finance Committee are certainly do ing their best to restore the city's credit. The Iribune heads its notice of the winsnlitlation with the words " mar riage of the Whig and Tribune:' Which is the feminine gender? The Gates of paradise or that Wisdom that nnsseth all understanding " Is it a nneatlnn ol shape or beauty ? If the former prevail, the Iribune gets the Whig down. Mr, William (alias Bungy) Over ton, says the McMinnvllle New Era, now living near Spencer, in Van Buren county, is no doubt the oldest living man in our State having lived one hundred and eighteen years, ac cording to the best calculation and the old man's memory. He is remarka bly healthy for one of his extreme age, but excuses himself from any lurther labor. If any of our eo temporaries have an older man living than Mr. Overton, we would like to know his whereabouts. The Banner says: " A great deal of wheat has been damaged in r.ast ren nessee by putting it up before it was thoroughly dry. Ditto Middle Ten nessee. From many sections in Mid dle Tennessee the reports about the cotton crop are by no means encour aging, but, generally speaking, the prospects are said to promise an aver age yield. The oat crop in Middle and East Tennessee is unusually fine and large. It is estimated that the broomcom crop of Middle Tennessee is fully four times larger than last sea son. Our producers need hardly look for as high prices as they got last year. " The McMinnvllle New Era, says: "We learn that a lively shooting aftray occurred at Liberty, in DeKalb county, on last Thursday, between two Mr. Whites on the one side, and Bill Hathaway and a Mr. Seay on the other side, in which both Seay and Hathaway were wounded by pistol shots. Seay was shot through the thigh, and Hathaway through the mouth. Some fifteen or twenty shots were fired between the parties. The White brothers escaped unhurt. Our iuforumni was under tho impres sion the fight would be renewed on the first meeting ot the parties. Both aides of the difficulty are sustained by determined aad reckless men." The Mobile and Ohio road Is to be extended lroni Columbus, Kentucky, to Cairo. President Murdock has gone to see the Illinois Central railroad folks about It. 80UTHERN ITEMS. Montgomery, Alabama, b to have a dramatic club. Florida Is entitled to ff4C,442 ot the fK4JMj0,i"ju additional circulation un der the new currency act John Tarrans paid t-n dollars for try ing to sing "Shoo Hy" m the streets of Mobile the other night. Mr. t.'hrLstoDher A. Prvor. gfnfral freifbt aifent of the Mobile and Mont gomery railroad, died at Mobile on the oOtb ult. A irentleman rocentlv from Rome, Georgia, says that the crops in that section are Calient, muhaiing aa unusual yield. There if not a single free school jn Putnam county, Florida, all aban doned ob account of itadical legisla tion withholding funds. In Ceiina, Jackson county, T noes- see, on the U instant, a negro was killed for au attempted outrage on the person of a lady of that place. The Eulerprim: stales that Lite crops are not looking well in iss:iuena, Miss., and that le-s cotton Will be made In the county this year than last. Tbe banks of a cut on theSelma and Montgomery railroad fell In on Friday last, burying e?vcr! negroew who were at work in the cut. Two or three of them were killed. A bill in equity ha beon Hied by some of the prominent citizens ot Ma con, Georgia, to eoj du tin city coun cil from making any Appropriation for securing the hx-ation of the Merctr University. Tbe Carroll tin (Miss.) llitervativc says: "We luur a irnut deal of com plalut from our valley lartiieis of the boll and army or nwi worms. Tbey are playing ictvoe wilh the cotton on some farms in the valley.'' Throughout t is - cotton belt proper the reports are unfavorable for a good crop. In many suctions both of Geor gia and Alabama :i half crop is not anticipatM. North of the Chatta hooche the i ron w proroMpay. The Eist TenufTWpe Division Fair will take place at Knoxville on the 4th, 5th, tith and 7tli ..f October next. Several thowand dollars will he dis tributed in pret.iMinw. Oar Knox ville friend are nuking ireparatiotrs to have a big time oi it. Dr. Davis, ot th I oka frazelf.', rasps with his accustomed severity those antedeiuviau 'oreiieads, wlu, anxious for a pretext to share the spoils in Mississippi, abandon De mocracy as Whigs betake themselves to Radicalism. They are crazed or all corned. The immediate olject of tne militia outrages ia North Carolina Is very curtly, but sufficiently, explained. It is to demoralise and intimidate the Conservative party of the Htate by arresting prominent and influential citizens throughout those sections where the Itadicals are in the minority. From Calhoun and Baker counties, Georgia, we hear that the worms are eating up the grass, blades of the corn stalk, sugar cane, gardens, and on some plantations the cotton fields have been destroyed, it in not usual tor this warm to attack the cotton plant but we are reliably informed that the damages done to some plantations in Calhoun is heavy indeed. Storms in Great Britain. Colonel M. J. nam lime to "ttiua trslixj WTT -ban oo tfnlflan Mltoa 1 voJ WUliams 8. J. i sold the Charles Reade's graphic description of a flood in his latest novel has been pronounced exaggerated. But the accounts we have of storms prevail ing in England in the early part of July, show that the novelist did not exceed bounds. We bear of valleys being inundated, of bridges washed away, and of immense destruction ot property a well as lts of life. Let the following suffice as an intance. It is taken from the London Standard of July 14th: A terrible thunder storm, followed by heavy floods in the rivers, swept over Ijancashire yesterday afternoon, and caused extensive damage to loperty and the loss of several lives. ne storm traveled -outiiwsrd, anil in the northern distrii t of Ike county tho ravages It caused were confined to the immediate beds of tbe rivers and tbe flooding of low-lying lands. Too flood broke UKin the valley above Todmorden, however, with as much suddenness and impetuosity as if a water spout had burst upou the bill tops. A partyof cricketers engaged Ina match on the river bank were com pelled to flee for their lives, so sudden was their ground inundated. Almost incalculable damage has been done to the mills built on the banks ol the stream and supplied from it. In one or two cases dwelling houses were partly washed away. In one an aged widow, observing the udden rise of the water, sent for assistance, but be fore it could reach her she was drowned in the rising tide, or killed in the crash of the falling hoase. A man named Thomas llutterworth was endeavoring to escape with two of George Goodall's children at Ratten dough, when about to climb over a wall into the turnpike road and thence into the shelter of the wood, the wall was washed down upon him. He was carried across a field about three hundred yards, where he was found insensible, and the two children were not with him. The devastation at Ratten Clough is great, the road being completely blocked up with stones and debris. The bodies of both tbe children have been discovered, and also that of the widow, Mary (ireetiwood, which iattcr w.ts found about five hundred yards from her home, entanglrd with a lamp post, and terribly mutilated. Two coal pits are blocked up in Delesgate. At Bacup there was also a flood, a large amount of property lieing submerged to an average depth of seven feet. The amount of damage done at Bacup is estimated at between 80,000 and 100,000. Special trains to-day con veyed thousands of spectators to the scenes of the disasters at Tod morden and Bacup. The town of Rhymney was also visited by a ter rific thunder storm yesterday, and a reservoir, which is situated about two miles from the town and supplied the district with water, overflowed. The embankments gave way and the whole body of water rushed down the val ley, sweeping everything before it; a farm house washed away, and all the farm buildings and stock. A man and two children were drowned. The houses two mi! "8 distant from tbe reservoir were flooded and damaged. The amount of property destroyed ia very considerable. Italy is to keep order In Rome after the withdrawal thence of the French troops. Infallibility, in this event, will hardly keep the Holy Father In Rome to assist in tbe reception of Garibaldi anil Mazzini. To obtain a good night's sleep, sponge the entire length of the spine in hot water tor ten or fifteen minutes. This will reduce the circulation, quiet the nervous system and induce sleep better thau any drug. The Newark thurier says that " Joseph Jefferson, fhe celebrated comedian, is experimenting on what he knows about tarming at Hohokus. As a farmer he is thought to be about the equal ef Rip Van Winkle." Red river correspondence indicates that Fort Garry is the dullest neigh borhood Imaginable at present. The sudden peace that accompanied the acceptance of the Manitoba act has left Riel and his coadjutors nothing to do but await patiently the arrival of the Canadian expedition. The Emperor Napoleon wears bt one ring, containing a vaiuaoie ame thyst, which uenerai oe ueaunaruois, after being imprisoned during tne Reaga of Terror, sent to rus wue Jose phine. Queen Morten- wore tnis ring alter the death of Josephine, and fnis NaDoleon has had it on his hand ever since his mother's death. The mean temperature st Lookout Mountain Institute, for July, was JW maximum temperature, Mrt , minimi m ature b'. .Mean Dight of bn- rometer, for July. 28.31 in.; maximum do. 2.i50 In. ; minimum do 28.18 in. We are indebted for these figures to Mr. C. C. Qupeater, Superintendent of the Institute.