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rot Dkleoati Pbom McJIisa Coiutt:
COLA, n L I Z A It I).
. The Candidate for Delegate.
Col. Blizard, the nominee lordelegale
to represent McMIun county in the
Constitutional Convention, addressed i
Urge number of hit fellow-citizen at
the Court-House on Monday. .. lie was
JisteneJ to with interested at'ention,
and we think lilt views iu regard to the
necessity (or Convention and the Im-
portant duties which will devolve upon
It, not only accorded with the opinions
of a large majority present, but im
proved thcio with the belief that he
might be fully trusted to reflect and
represent them in that body. Aa our
paper can only reach a limited number
of renders before the election, we will
not attempt to report the remarks of
the speaker in detail. It is sufficient to
state, in addition to what has already
been said, that his views on all ques
tions likely t4 enter Into the delibera
tions of the Convention are pre-eminently
sound, wise and liberal, and gen
erally in linrniony with thos enunciat
ed by loading minds in other portions
of the State. Col. Wizard, as we un
derstand him, does not propose to wipe
out the Constitution of 1834, not to pull
down and tenr to pieces, but to go hear
tily and earnestly for whatever reforms
and amendments of the organic law
may be necessary to the future protec
tion and pence of the people, and to se
cure for all lime to come equal and ex
act justice to all men under the law, of
whatever raco or color. We can only
add, that if the people elect him, Mc
Minn, which ranks among the foremost
counties In the State in point of popu
lation, intelligence and wealth, will have
an honest and able representative in the
Constitutional Convention ; and to that
end we urge all to go to the polls in
their respective civil districts and vote
When Col. Blizard had closed his re
marks on Monday. Col. G. W. Bridges,
who is a candidate for delegate, appear
ed and addressed the people at some
length. Ho was listened to with re
spectful attention. We inferred from
the gentleman's remarks that ho is not
much for " Convention," and presume
that most of his support will eomo from
thoso who are opposed to it.
Writers in different portions of the
State aro discussing the best iiiouh of
electing a Judiciary, .and ninny of them
argue and insist that the election of such
officers should bo taken out of the hands
of the people and bo committed to the
Legislature, as under tho Constitution
of 1831 before the amendment changing
tho mode. The arguments adduced are
plausible in some degree, if not convinc
ing. And yet wo are in doubt whether
the step would be wise at this juncture.
Whatever the proposed State Conven
tion may do must be submitted to the
people for their ratification and rejec
tion. We aro now reaping some of the
evil effects of centralization. History
and experience both teach that power
is nlwnys stealing from the many to the
few. In framing our form of govern
ment it w as divided into threo co-ordinate
departments, each with its separate
and distinct duties and functions clear
ly defined. But the Chief Executive of
the Nation to-day is but a mere cypher
in the Government, and that august tri
bunal, the Supreme Court of tho United
States, trembles and is demoralized In
the prcsenco of a mnjorily of reckless
politicians in the National Legislature,
For somo years tho wliole tendency has
been towards centralization, both iu the
Federal and Slate .Governments; and
the people of Tennessee would perhaps
do well to retain the election of tho Ju
diciary directly in their own hands
The system is o doubt liable to abuses,
but wo would as soon risk the peoplo to
make good selections for such olllces as
a partisan Legislature.
An Important Law
On the llrst page of the Toft to-day
will be found a copy Of an act passed
tho flrsi of December, 18M, to " amend
the Criminal Laws of tho State." This
act provides that each voter shall vote
in the civil district where ho resides,
and tlmt a violation of tho provision
will render the party guilty of a misdc
monitor, for which he may be indicted
and fined not less than twenty nor more
than fifty dollars. We invito attention
to the act, and ask that our friends give
as much publicity as possible to its
provisions before tho polls open to
Tho Floterlnl District.
Col. Nat. Witt and T. M. Ilurkotf. Esq.,
candidates to represent Meigs, Polk and
McMluii in tho State Convention, were
both here In tho early part of the week
circulating among tho people. On Tues
day, Mr. Burkett made a speech at the
Court-House, explaining why it was
that he appeared as a eandldnte. Col.
Witt also made a few remarks. We re
gret that these gentlemen, who are warm
friends, should bo In opposition to each
other on this occasion, They are good,
clever mon, and we have nothing to sny
prejudicial to either.
WST Vote in your own civil district.
' Defeated In the Senate.
House bill for the "payment of the
Slate debt by allowing railroads indebt-,
ed to the State to pay into the Treasury
of the State my of the legally Issoed
bonds, without regard to series or num
bers," lias been defeated In the Senate,
by a vote 01 10 to 7. We are not ad
vised of the grounds of opposition to
the bill which led to Its rejection by a
vote so decided, or whether its provis
ions were peculiarly calculated to re
open the door to fraud and corruption.
But we do think some measure of the
kind should be adopted to relieve the
State and the roads; and bclievo that.
with all tho talent, wisdom and legal
abilicy now congregated at the Capitol.
it would not be difficult to so frame and
construct a law as to guard against the
possibility of abnse. We know it Is
quite common, and even popular, now-a-days
to go for the Railroads, for al
leged abuses of their powers, and some
of them have rendered themselves fit
objects of assaults, but there are lead
ing lines, solvent and doing a legitimate
business, which mcd tho State aid for
the purposo for which it was extended
to them, and these ought not to be in
discriminately classified with tho du
bious enterprises that liavo was I oil and
squandered every dollar they could lay
their hands on. Clean out the rotten
and bogus concerns, but give l! the aid
and comfort consistent with the public
interest to solvent Companies w hose uf
fairs have been administered with some
regard to honesty and fair dealing.
' Whnt we desire in, to see the Stato re
lieved from at least a portion of its lia
bilities and the heavy loud of interest
and taxation it is carrying. If the bill
in question was calculated to do this,
wc regret Its defeat, and trust another
will be adopted having for its purpose
similar objects. To leave the pecuniary
obligations of the State, direct and in
direct, in their present condition, with
out tho mentis of lessening them, or
even to pay the constantly accumulating
interest, will be n step iu the direction
of llcpudintiwn s contingency which
we are certain no Tonnesseean wants to
The Nashville correspondent of the
Knoxvillo Pre and lkruhl telegraphs
his paper that tho Radicals of Middle
and West Tennessee have organized
and will volo solid against 'Conven
tion." It may be possible there is an
understanding among them to that ef
fect in this coutitv and throughout East
Tennessee, but we don't know that such
is the fact; and all wo have to say In re
gard thereto is this: those who favor n
Convention, and who clamored while
out) branch Of the Legislature hesitated,
have a clear, ascertained majority of
fllty thousand in the State, nud if they
cannot afford to spare time to go to the
polls to-morrow and record themselves
accordingly, we trust they will hereafter
hold their pence and cease to make the
air vocal with their plaints about the
wrongs and oppressions of which we
have heard so much within the last few
years. Either take a step forward, or
dry up, .
The School Law.
The bill abolishing tho present com
mon school system hns passed a third
reading in both branches of the Legis
In t tire. It contains a provision leaving
it with the County Courts tolevyaspc
cial tax for school purposes. The old
law was susceptible of ninny nbttses,
but whether tho one in question Is likely
to be productive of better results, wc
must wait until an opportunity occurs
to become moro familiar with its pro
visions before determining. We pro
pose to publish the bill in full as soon
as we can procure a correct copy.
Tho abovo is the titlo of a now Daily
jnst started at Chattanooga, by Klrby,
(ianiblo & Co Thos. B. Klrby, Editor.
Major Kirby is known to the people of
East Tennessee ns a ready and vigorous
writer; and ns 'or Bat. (amble, who
was in the office of the Post for fifteen
vears and never flickered or faltered
In all that time if there is any body
who knows moro about the business
than he we have never met up with
them. We look for this new Ann to
make a first rato paper wish them
abundant success, and commend them
as worthy a largo and liberal support.
Daily per year. SIO.tKV fi months S.'i.OO.
"Says Mrs. Smith, Sujh She."
Tho following occurs iu tho proceed'
ings of the U. S. House of liepresentu
lives of Otolith:
Mr. Smith, of Tennessee, asked leave
to oiler a r-olu!ion to annul the late
Toiinesseo election, but Mr. Wood oh
jecled, and the House went into cone
inittee of tho whole on tho census.
Dear Smith, please advise us by re
turn mail whether you are any kin to
the original John, and If so, how much.
To Kleetloit Ofllcera.
W' have been requested to say that
in making out the returns, care should
bo taken o sec that tho voto for " Con
volition" Is recorded on the list, as well
as that for delegate.
ley If you iind tickets floating round
to-morrow without me wori "ton
veulioir' at the top, you may set it
down as a fixed mot that there Is some.
thing rotten in Dcuinark. Don t vote
fcdr When vou go to voto to-morrsw
ice that "Convention" is at tho head of
The Mobile Ilegiittr Pius says of the
President's Message: , '
The first Message of President Grant,
received by the wires last n'ght. Is
spread before our readers this morning.
A more careful reading than we could
steal from the copy in printers' lands is
neressarf to justify comment on it It
does not appear to be a strong docu
ment, except in the essentials er luai-
eal dogmatism. It is redolent enough
of reconstruction. Poor Georgia is to
be rooked over again in the reconstruc
tion pot. aecordiug to Presidential ad
vice, while Virginia is to be let In. The
President tells a thumping falsehood
with which to astound mankind when
ho tells Congress we are the freest
people in the world." Then God help
those naiions mat are less ire.
The Message is prudent and conserva
tive in its foreign policy. An abun
dance of sympathy for Cuba, but iioth-
ing substantial a truly Giukt policy
or "rocking on,' and awaiimg events,
lie is for returning to specie payments
noon hut when or how, not indicated ,
that is to say w e are to resume when
we resume. On the whole, it appears
to be the message of the chief of the
Radical pnrty to a Radical Congress.
He flaunts the national flag with a
spread-eajrle real the stars for the
North and tho stripes for the South.
" kut us have peace. , '
Tho Tentieaaee Hondn5d("ls.
A New York dispatch of last Satur
day says : J
There was a large meeting pf bond
holders of the Slate of Tetincisee here
Ibis evening. J. S. Donaldson. Presi
dent of the Bank of North America,
was tiiado President. Mr. E. P. .lames
slated that he bad just relumed from
Tennessee. The debt of the Nate was
about :M.0XM)()0. of which. fyiMXXMXXJ
were issued to railroads, ami ono half of
those roads could pav on demand.
Mr. Couklln. President or the Inter
national Iiisiiriinee Company, corrobo
rated Mr. .lames' statement,. and stated
that the rail roads of Tennessee did act
ually cost $U.0O0.0K).
It was proposed to appoint a commit
tee lo go to Tennessee and endeavor to
induce tho Legislature to place the ile
faulting railroads in tho hands of a com
missioner lor the benefit of tho bond
holders. Tennessee in Congress.
The following is our latest from
Washington In regard to Tennessee:
The movement on the; part of some
of the Tennessee Congressmen to have
Congress take measures to reconstruct
that State has not met with favor gene
rally in tho Radical party, none of the
leaders of tho House1, favoring the
scheme. They say that just ns all of
this reconstruction business is about, to
end It would be a suiciiUI policy for the
parly to undertake lo interfere in the
affairs of a Slate fully represented1 in
Congress. No doubt, however, tho at
tempt will be made as foreshadowed in
the resolution ottered cm Saturday by
one of the members from that State. ,
Let our friends throughout tho Slate
throw n heavy majority for Convention
to-morrow, nud wc shall hear no more
of Congressional iutorfereuretwith Ten
nessee. KcntiicUy-Imortnnt Peclsion.
A Louisville dispatch says: .fudge
Hoke, of tho .Tcllcrsou County Court,
rendered an important decision lo-dav
in the case of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky vs. tho Louisville City Na
tional Bank, on the application of the
attorneys for tho defense to dismiss the
rule issued. Suit was instituted to re
cover the tax levied by the State on the
income arising from 'the United States
bonds held by the bank, and the deri
sion, which will apply to all banks hold
ing such bonds, declares the act of the
Legislature constitutional and the net
of Congress forbidding the tax uncon
stitutional.. An appeal will be made.
The New York Negroes.
Wo have tho authority of P. B. Swee
tie, the Taininany chieftain, for tho fact
that n majority of the negroes in New
York city including the most respecta
ble and 'intelligent of them vole the
Democratic ticket. It is iu tills wise
that the Radical Invention of universal
suffrago will como back one day iu Ihe
South to plague its inventors. When
ever negro intelligence rises to the
height of comprehending the situation
of Its race, it will be sure to turn upon
tho wretched mountebanlt who have
tickled nml flattered and duped them to
the detriment of their best interests.
Death of Capt. Geo. W. Harris.
Citpt. Geo. W. Harris, formally years
a citizen of Knoxvillo, but more recent
ly of Decatur, Alabama, died at the
Atkln House, in the former city, n few
days ago. He was attacked with nppo
plexy while on bis return from liicb
moiid, Virginia, whither ho had been
on buninoss for a Railroad with which
he was connected. H was extensively
known ns the author of the "Liivengond
Papers," and had a largo number of
friends and acquaintances who will re
gret to hear of bis death.
Among others in attendance here (his
week, wo notico our old friend. John
Payne, for some years Clerk of tho Cir
cuit Court of Bradley. No man iu the
Slate understands the business belter or
Is more familiar with its duties ami de
tails than Mr. Payne, and we hope the
people of our sister county will again
secure his services whenever an oppor
tunity may occur.
House bill to repeal the State Guard
and Governor's Staff has passed ft third
rending In the Seualo. House bill re
pealing the law imposing penalties for
the non-payment of taxes, has also
passed a thiid rending In the Senate.
Circuit Court has been In session here
this week. Judge Adams presiding, and
nutting business through pretty rapidly.
The session will probably closb on Sat
urday, Capt. Tom. Caldwell announces
himself In tho paper to-day at a candi
date for Sheriff of McMlnn county nt
.... ..I... t ...U l.,l ...
Opeulng of Congress.
That clear writer, "Don Fiatt," thus
sketches some of the members of the
House of Representatives at the open
ing of Congress last week :
and the reciprocity treaty, i. yet a clever
gentleman and a superb Speaker, lie
has all the ready knowledge that distin
guished his predecessor, l.'kommt qui
i . i . .
i:." I"" . . :7. : V";irl work, while he andSenter
he is popular with all parties.
That old Taptersit-Mirabeau Butler
swings his ponderous Ih-IIv over his
lender legs a he paces to a seal, keep
ing one eye on the Speaker and the oili
er cocked iu ihe direction of his rival,
tho robust Robert of tho Ways and
General Schcnck comes back more
, .i i ., , . i i
ban ever the bull-dog set on end. and
looks as if h would not lake any nflti
sense from Tappcrsit-Mirabeau, or any
body else. ' p.
The shadow of Henry Clay, in ap
pearance at least, stalks in with gray
hair ana white mustache, ami answer
lo the nacie of Fernando Wood. He
sits holt upright, with hie coat buttoned
to his chin, and says, " Sir," with Mil
emphasis peculiar to a past generation
The pugilistic gold-bulling member
from New York keeps up his devil of
a thinking. He has a prival secretary,
it is said, who is ready to make affidavit
before any competent tribunal that John
never did say anything.
Allison looks out of bis deep-set eyes
with a feverish intensity so peculiar to
him. I believe he is the only free-trader
on the Committee on Ways and
Means, just now making a blalhci nliout
increasing Ihu list of articles to be ad
mitted free. Of course it is a swindle
being manipulated by the 1 1 on. Pigirou,
tho paid advocate, who is on the floor,
looking as cadaverous, hollow and hun
gry as ever.
Listen : the everlasting Brooks !s on
the floor, lie proposes lo have the lion.
S S. Cox, foniierlv from the sunset, but
latlerlv from the Eat. sworn Iu. Of
course there is no earthly reason why
little Coxy should not tin sworn in, but
becauie it is Cox, ami Brook wsnls it,
certain Republicans start up and olfer
metaphysical objections. It is of no
avail. Coxy must come in : and, for one,
I am very glad of it. He has no prin
ciples to speak of, and never knew what
a conviction meant ; but be is witty, and
what the Yankees call smart. There
will be music on the floor this winter,
aud tho correspondents will be under
obligation to tho dexterous, acrobatic
Hero comes the message and aeeoni
pinying documents, Lord! Lord! what
a waste of good wind! And nobody
seems to cure a continental ! It is the
dullest opening of Congress ever wit
nessed. The venerable gentleman wbo
wrote "A Reporter's Experience Since
the Days of Washington." says no such
dull opening ever occurred before. -The
rings aud lobbies aro not here yet in
force, but their representatives assure
us that thei'o will be soon a full atten
dance." Tho Inconio Tax.
It was generally sifppoved that the
income tax for the fiscal year would
amount lo between S:i2.(HH).(l(K) and
$;1.".0IK),(HX). According lo Commission
er Delano, however. It will not. exceed
$2bXKMXJ0. Still this is an increase
over the amount received last year of
S:t.O(X).lKK). The Internal Revenue re
port shows that tho reduced tax on
spirits and tobacco inerensed the reve
nue, In six months, S21.0'XVX):. for the
fiscal year ending Juno ItH. lSll!). For
the next quarter the total increase wss,
over 1S68, $23.8:H.8tW. Next year Mr.
Delano expects n revenue of SfMMXK).
(XK) from distilled spirits. Tlmt officer
opposes any alteration of any tax, in
come, or otherwise, which, by any pos
sibility, will reduce his income.
Reduction of Taxation.
The New Y'ork JYmcs calls upon
Congress to address itself at ouco fo
the ways and means of reduced taxa
tion. That is a point, it thinks, which
should prcredo even the consideration
of specie payment. It says:
"The peoplo can, endure yet longer
tho evil ot a depreciated currency.
They are willing to concede time for the
conversion of outstanding bonds into
others bearing a lower rate of interest,
Bui they aro not willing to sustain a
load of taxation which impairs nil en
ergy, injures nil industry and commerce,
nnd yields a revenue far iu excess of
the actual requirements of tho Govern
ment." Coming to Their Senses.
A Richmond correspondent write
that the late spill iu the Radical party
lias caused a widespread distrust among
the colored people of botli those classes
of white men known as "carpet-baggers"
and "scalawags." They openly
avow their belief on all hands that these
men have sought their support only for
selfish ends, and their confidence only
to betray and abuse it. It is not at all
uncommon to hear idem nver that they
would more readily trust and rote for
General Wise than for nny ol the needy
adventurer that proclaim themselves
so loudly tho friendj of the colored
The Drake Hill.
The Louisville CourierFonrnal, of a
recent date, says:
Senator Drake's bill, already Introduc
ed into the Senate, to take from the Su
premo Court of the United Slates tho
jiower to decide upon the constitution
ality of acts of Congress, is a bill to
abolish thn Constitution and to mnko
Congreis an unlimited despotism. The
author of It Is a traitor and deserves tho
punishment of one.
Denth of A, (J. Jackson .
A. G. Jackson, Esq,, died at Knox
vlllo on Tuesday. Ho was good man,
and his death will bo long mourned
and regretted by the entire community
of which he was for many years a prom
inent and useful member.
ttf There Is a half million defalca
tion at the Howard National Batik, Boston.
Sweet William in the House.
The Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Gazette writes:
In the House the onlv measure of
general interest was the bill proviling
1 t L. II.. k .U
which permit, men to re.p what other.
hsve toiled over at the sowing on aud I 1 . . w.i.inirtoti Hon.
till the harvest. Mr. Stokes, ot Tenncs- Supreme Court at Washing on. lion,
see. with his nsual modestr. took It up-j George II. Teaman, of Kentucky, nas
on himself to present the bill which had i y)Ctn appointed Judge of the Sixth Clr
cost his associate a whole summer of' ... ...,.i f the States of Michi-
abusing each other on the stump In Ten
nesi.ee. But Stokes wss chairman, and
it he had done no work he had Ihe pnw
er to report Ihe bill, and he did it. His
appearance caused many smiles to play
around the chamlwr. When he left for
Tennessee, at the close of the last ses
siou, he said good-bye to all his friends,
gave up his eligible seat to S lineck. and
i invited all to come and see him at the
neu an lit m rot ami umi
.;OWIlor., ,( , Seville
General Schmick has been kind to
in his misfortunes and given him back
State It I gbts.
State Rights seem likely to come np
in Kentucky once more, aud in a shape
lin which it will be hard to get them
out of the way without going near to
the decision that there are no Males. It
is a quest! n of taxation. The power
lo lav taxes is the flrM necessity of the
existence of government ; that is its
most vital functions, ami one in wnn ti
It mint be absolutely free. This gener
al principle is no doubt the basis of the
decision Just given In Louisville, that it
is uufoiittitutinual for Congress to do
dare that Stales shall not lax certain
kinds ot property, such as United
Daniel Webster wrote, after eoutin
ued iirovocalioii. to the editor ol a
newspaper which referrred to his pri
vate ullair, and especially lo his not
paying his debts, substantially as fol
lows: "It Is true tlmt I Imvo not al
ways paid my debts punctually, and
that I owe money. One cause of this is
that I have not pressed those who owe
me for pnv. As nu instance ol tins,
eueloe vour fathers note made to me
thirty years ago for money lent him to
eiliiciili) his boys.
The XVth nnd New York.
At a meeting of the most prominent
Democrats nt Albinv. last week, in re
spouse to njrtill of Governor Hoffman,
the policy lo be pursued next year was
freely discussed. I liurlow tt eeti. uen
eral 'Nelson, Oakley Hall, Tildeu aud
others wbo were present, nil recom
mended the Governor, in his message,
to urgo the Legislature, to repeal the
ratification of the Fifteenth Amend
Post Oflice Department.
The Postmaster-General, iu a commit
titration lo Congress, estimates that
$2j..Xl,o;X) will be required for the ex
peases of his deoartinenl the next fis
cal year. Of Ibis, $i;i,5iK(XX) is for In
land, and $H.0) for 1'ornign mail trans
portiition. Additional sums aggregat
ing $72").MX) will be required lor steam
ship service tn Japan, China, Brazil nud
the Sandwich islands.
A Windy Hoy.
A Washington date of the 12th says:
"Senator Drake has prepared a six-column
speech, which be will deliver iu
the Senate to-morrow, on Itis bill to
abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the
Supreme Court iu all cases involving
the constitutionality of Ihe laws of Con
gress. It Is very Radical Iu its lone,
and even goes so far as to declare that
the court should not be allowed to de
clare on the legal-tender cases.
An Inquisitive urchin the other day
while reciting a lesson from tho sermon
on the Mount, broke out:
"Did Jesus get $2,(XX) a year for
" No. my child, ho did not get any
thing for ft."
" Why didn't they pay him?"
" Because be refused lopre icb poli
tics. The devil once offered him a good
salary lo do it, but ho would not accept
Cost of the War.
Tho report of Commissioner Wells,
to ho submitted to Congress in a few
davs, places Ihe cost of the war. down
lo '.lunu III), lSlill, nt over Jl. 171.il I M'.IS.
Tliis vast amount includes the war ex
penses and expenses growing out of the
war. To this he ndtls estimated losses,
and State, county, and.towu expenses,
ami foots Hie whole at tho enormous
amount of nine thousand millions of
A" Hitter " Decision.
The Couimlsioner of Internal Reve
nue has re-Mtlinncd the decision that
when "bitters," recognized as medi
cinal ni tides, nre sold Iu original pack
ages and then retailed Iu smaller pack
ages or buttles, such ns are used by re
tail deslers. Loth origins! aud stnal'er
packages must bo stamped according to
the requirements of Hie law.
More AlMtut Georgia.
A Washington letter asserts that a
canvass of Cmigrcs shows that any ac
tion towards Georgia will be withheld
until nfter the meeting of the Legisla
ture, when, if the negroes are reseated,
the matter will bo dropped, otherwise
the measures f'orclmdowod in Carpen
ter's bill and In Morton's amendment
will bo enforced.
Honds Issued to Railroad.
Secielary Fletcher slated that since
September 7th, he had Issued Slate
bonds to (he following named railroads :
Teiineiseeand Pacific, !?S.V,(XX)i Miner
al Home, $lijO,XK); "d Southwestern,
Davis, Radical, is believed to be elecl
ed Governor, though thn returns arn yet
incomplete. The Legislature is Radical.
tiaT Don't stultify yourselves, dearly
beloved, by voting for somebody to rep
resent you iu the Constitutional Con.
ventloii. at the same time having "No
Convention" on your ticket.
fUT W.J. Able, Esq., Deealur, yours
covering Hi.X) for subscriptions, all
rlalit. Accept thanks, and If we rail at
j any time do anything lor you in litis iu
Ircrllon, plcnc command us.
Our Sew Circuit Judtfe,
Tha Tresldeut has appointed nine
Circyit Judges, whose duty under the
law It Is to trausact the business in me
Federal Circuit Courts which has here
irr ln transacted by the Associate
'Justices of the Supreme Court This
I i,. :. . ..,.,iiniinin ic.klon of the
Ohio. Kentucky rnd Tennessee.
...nr.. ...! RrMkdstuff.
We see bv the latest Si Francisco
market reviews that the
flour is selling there as low as $J t3 per
I bbl. Other jirains are uow.i in pnr-
tiom'tud tho export traoe, own.
low tlices ruling the F.uropean markets, f
is w ill nigh at an end. Urge stores ol
wheat remain to be sold, but "" '
some ground tor the belie! that the
,,. . .......I. It,. LllBftHt iMkltlt
pi Ices win soon iuMM i -
in Uverpool, leaving hope for early re
action. The temptation Tor Lngllsli
capitalists to Invest In breadstufts w bile
at their lowett cost Is usually too strong
to be withstood.
The Criminal Law.
Another bill to amend the criminal
laws has passed a third reading in tho
Senate. It provides that the Slate shall
not assume the responsibility of the
payment or any eosls Incurred by crim
inal prosecutions aud by removing
prisoners from one prison to another,
and that the counties In which the pros
ccutious originate bo taxed with the
costs. , '
Wc clip the paragraph follow lng from
the Knoxvillo J'res ami Jienun oi
Mr. W. W. Alexander. Deputy Col
lector, reported at the Roveuue Collcc
tor'n ofll. e. that parties were miming
nn Illicit distillery in McMinn connly.
We are informed that lorce win i
sent out In a lew days loeapluro the un
Itank of Tenneasee.
The Senate bill directing the Attorney-General
to dismiss certain suits
against olticers of tho Bank of Tennes
see, hits passed llrst rending In the
House of Representatives. lis previ
sions aro einmliieutly just nnd proper,
and we trust it will go through thm,
Ilouso without any seriousjippoliion.
A bill has been Introduced in the
Culled States House of Representa
tives to repeal that portion of the inter
nal revenue law which requires farmers
ami gardeners lo lake out produce brok
ers' license In order to sell Iheir produco
at market-houses. -
Murder In Florida.
An olficlal letter to Commissioner
Delano front Tallahassee, of the Nth
instant, says that rumor is circulating
that the Assistant Assessor of the town
of Mariana, Jackson county, was mur
dered on the night of December 4, while
on his way from Mariana to Apulaebi
cola. The Cincinnati ltoad.
The lime of the House of Uepresrn
tatives has been principally occupied
w ith the bill granting the right of way
through Tennessee to the Cincinnati
Southern Railroad. The opposition to
il arises principally from local causes.
Col. McElwee, who reached here
Thursday morning, informs us that the
Cincinnati Southern Railroad Bill pass,
ed tho House on Wednesday by a de
Senator Cleinenlson and Representa
tive McClory were both in town in Ihe
early put t of Ihe week. Col. Mc.N'ellev,
of I lie Cleveland liaiuier, w as around
9T A charier has been granted by
the Legislature to a new Bank nt Clmt
lanooga, to bo called the Lookout Bank.
John James, P. D.Sims, F. M. Might,
John L. Divine and Georgo L. Gillespio
nre the corporators.
toy-Col. John Carmnck has been ap
pointed Judge of thi Memphis Law
Court, vice 11. S. Iee, resigned.
C O til M E R CIAL.
Arimxa, lire. II).
Wltcul, I. HI fur Mil: t.Kinl.itn for u lilt. trl
article, tJnin IK'. I'urk 10 ernt. LurJ II..S-.
Hotter 3D. Kkk "V Ki'ittliers iOsfil).
A rt.Aim. December 1.1. tsen,
Corn, obi Mil; new .;w, Whrtt. reil W,
al.4K; while l.iiial.M. (HI) miH. l'r -nti..
In in ir kcl. -fiu, !l-mr aliit y l tit'jl . Hull
mciK eleur eliles l' j! dear rth tin.' ln ' ;
shnillilers IfhtlHf. I,nr,,ln tlnves !Hit9:'liii
esn '.Mail. Iiif, In kikiiI dem iinl w kftj, lijilil
supply st inigrm: fur fair sveraire Ue, nml
' I '' 1 -4 fretr heavy, r'lnlir.auppl tary.
with a moderate dcuntnl. We qtp.te lnt,
etawhrd Itr tndu at H.'ifi fur uperlliw, a.Via.'IT'.,
fur extra; 4.2 for extra fninllv, ! for fsin v.
Corn Meal. 1.40. Irlh I'matix, I.Sfta.l.au, Ur'
jrimil Western. Onions, S.'vonft.tsi mt trr I.
Mutter. 3."i. Keira, 4.WHI. Feathers, ml. Hay,
Hcprrtfiilly, H'f bl'IIK.NH, If LYNN (!..
Ai ot ST. U.. Dee. 14, li;'l.
E'lil'ir 1'uil:-I'lra li ml iuoUtlloii.iif our
market for lo-tl ty;
Corn, new l..'l.litl.4n. OaK dull S fva I fin.
Wheal, reil MS; atnlii r, l.wij white, I.SV
llienn, sll'illlilers IHU; tplea Sil; hams '.'J,
Flour. llielllneO.J.1; faintly 7.'Hiiktr family
T.S0. I.snl, is. Ituiier is. Kkk,
'nlt.inK"Ml, Montour T.a Milrtlrux M
Shlrtliitfa 14',; imljiiri.' Itl; Yarni is . ,
Youra very truly, J.O. MATHtWaON,
Heir York Homrj .Market.
N'KW Yi'UK. lice. 14.-M"nev flT. OeM
121. Hlirllnij evhn M"U,aHr;.' (l.ilo
tntiil, ol J 'JV'nnftnaee'a fta; tuny il.
t't'llvn, Mien uf ,00 l,ir,j uplniiJs l
Mess- Yrk UrnVritl Jlnrkef.
Vsw YiiSK. !, 14, -Flour. IIIH'l(ine4.:n',.
Whe.it, Mlnl,S4, Com, l.ljal.14, (ironTna
I U let.
CINC15K4TI, Dee. 14. Torn, new 7I7V
WhiMt. I.ir.al.10, He., li).2nti,7S. Ilaicn
rhoulib r", H'; bes I7,'l'f. 1.Ti
j II IV II-II I II jg ,I ill ' II vir 1 1'ril.