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KNOXVILLE, TENN.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1870
l'HOTKCTIHG HOKE INDUSTRY.
The doctrine of so shaping our imUouul
I iJIcy as to protect homo industry, meets
with its strongest opposition In the city of
New York, where a largo proportion of the
I ojiulation is engaged, olthordireetlyorin
directly, In Importing goods from foreign
countries. Their interest Is to pell all of
these goods thoy win, and whatever opcr
ttes.to encourage our people to lnaiiufue
t ire their own goods, Is a stroke at tliolr
business. Touch u man's pocket and you
.we pure to arouse his feelings. When a
man's private husiness KiiiTors, especially if
P Is a paying ono, ho is very apt to do all
I I his power to remove the cause of the.
luUchief. This is what is the matter with
Now York. If our people manufacture
everything they use, theso importers must
look out for some other method of earning
t.ioncy. Knowing this, it is nolsurprlsing
ti find them worklngin the interest of free
trade. If they were the only persons in
t rested, it might he proper to gnkify their
inclinations. There, arc nearly forty mil
lions of people in this country, less than
one million of whom reside in New York.
With such a vast population we must look
out for u diversity of employments. All
cannot follow agricultural pursuits' Some
must he mechanics manufacturers. In
order to protect our meehunics, and save
J,Jiem from coming into competition witli
the pauper labor of Europe, we must lay a
fox upon European products, and here is
t'ie whole question in a nut-shell. It is
uly a question as to whether we will pay
our mechanics and laborers, wages sitlll
fitnt to enable them and their families to
live comfortably and decently, or will we
force them to work for Jusi enough pay In
keep soul and body together. Politicians
paid by New York capitalists and with
British gold, may raise a great hue and cry
about monopolies, discriminations, &c,
jji,Jjut the whole question Is one of wages.
( ' ' , njVe can manufacture pig-iron just aseheap
Ms s it can bo done in Emrland. nrovlded we
are nearness enougn 10 insist on men por-
i'ljnnineUnbor at. the low price paid there
Hut tlt'se men say we lived under usiiir
pie revenuo tariff from I S4U to the time that
I lie ltciubiicans came into power. Exact
1, and the material wealtlf of the country,
rs exhibited in manufacturing establish
i. if nts, has increased more in the past four
years than it did in the whole fourteen,
in tlie days of Democratic supremacy. Wo
l.ave evidence of it right here at home.
lore in Knoxvillo we have more niiinu-
laeturing establishments than ever before
in our history. In Chattanooga we nee
manufactories springing up on a niagulll
e.'nt scale. At Rockwood, in Koane coun
ty, wo have the largest blast furnace in the
.otith. in Greene, Washington and Car
ter counties, wo have blast furnaces and
other manufactories, all of which have
been put In operation under this system of
Then would it bowisein us topo against a
4olicy that will certainly be to our interost
-that will certainly result in developing
-our resources, and make us a prosperous
..nd wealthy people? Ts the whole eoun
'ry to Buffer, just for the purpose of putting
-noncy into the pockets of foreign manu
facturers and.New York importers'.' Will
t purchase foreign commodities at the
t .icrlllec of homo productions, and force
millions of mechanics to gain a livelihood
by tilling the will, thus reducing the price
f gruin to almost nothing? Will we in
sist upon keeping up our manufactories by
jurying mechanics such inadequate wages
as to leave their families in want? Or,
,vill we pursue the wiser course, of sopro
ecting home industries as to enable all to
'vo romfortably and pleasantly?
..r questions for ourconsidcration.
CARRYING DEADLY WEAPONS.
We have a ilgid law against cair.ving
1 ',idly weapons, and law-abiding eitiKons
t'j.pect its enforcenient. .More than half
the malicious shooting and murders we
hear of, would be avoided, if men wero not
found with concealed weapon about
their persons. Just tlie other day, twogeu
Jenungot into a dilllcultyln Middle Tun
lessee, when one of them, who had jitst
teat ileeted totlieState Senate, was f,hot
ren liceonie involved in iliflicullie, and
11 the heat of passion take the lives of
ihcir fellow-men, when if the means were
not at hand for doing so. their pas.ions
Mould cool down, and such eulamitlt's
would be avoided. The iienaltio. for the
violation of tlie low ought to be more rigid
ven than they now are, and then be vig
jrously enforced upon all classes. It is a
oollh, useless custom, und one for which
uo apology can bo offered, which would lie
ban -I on common sense or any just rogtml
or common safety. Wo trust that our At
tofit (iuiiural will look after such easis,
uid that law-abiiliiiii citizens will aid b;m
,j i flrM.ii .Iiirns 11'' ti i .1'. in
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FOREIGN NEWS 15 Y TUB' OAULE. I
Desperate (tattle Fought neat Amicus.
Meeting' of (ircat Powers next Januarj
The Black Sea Question Again.
Activity In the French War Office.
ii;si'i:uvri: nvrrn: .viuit v.MtK.vs.
Tlie I'l-ussmns VIctfiriouN ami tin' I'rt'iK.'li
Forced to He 1 1 re.
Lokuo.n, Nov. as. The followlnu' has
just been received :
Touhp, Nov. as. A battle occurred yes
terday between Villiors ami bulcux. near
Amiens, which lasted nil duv. Tlin French
maintained their position up to half-nnat
four tills afternoon, when the town of -iierswas
abandoned, heforo tho superior
force- and artillery of tho Prussians. Tho
Eren h were subsequently beaten at Bayou,
a fc miles west of Villlers. but nt Bury
tin maintained their position until night
fall. Three thousand Germans wero cn
gag I in the eonllict at tho latter place.
luxpon, .sow as. Tlie Timet nust.
reiorsnurg uispaicncs, wmcu note 11 more 1
puuiue lone aim a paruui return 01 com- .
it nas tjMm deuniieiy settled tliat tlie
meeting of tlio Ministers of the different
Powers interested in tlie Paris treaty, will
occur in England in January. "
Dispatches from Tours nnnounre Unit a
severe and general ngageinent is progress
ing. rrench victories ure claimed along the
I.oire. ami it is reiwrted that tlie (ermnn
were defeatud and are retreating. 1
Tlie feeling in financial circles i- much
Tho fear of the rum ore b tween llussia I
and England is gradually abating in all,
1 in.- j irnta nuiiim uit- .uiswL'i nineu bub .
to Gortscliakoft to-dnv will be lirni and
The jn-otest from tlie Italian Govern
ment to Russia goes forward to-day.
Odo Rusell dined yesterday with the
King, and afterwards had an" interview
with Bismarck, who said while adhering
to the conference and having no concert
with Russia, he wasnurprlsed at tlie action
PruKsia, however, declini.-d any iiiurfer
enco in the matter.
Tlie Paris Fiyarn implores the French
Government to make peace, tlie defence of
Paris being impossible.
The Tours Journals of .Saturday speak
of tlio extraordinary activity of tlie War
IjONDon, Nov. -1 P. M. Details of an
engagement between the Prussians under
Werder, and the French under Garibaldi,
near Pasques, in tlie department of Vers
ges receiovd, dated Dllon, yesterday after
noon. The Garlbalillans, while on tlie
march from Pasque late Saturday after
noon, suddenly came upon the out-posts of
the Prussian rlllcs, which they attacked
with great impetus. Tlie Prussians were
at first compelled to fall back, but rein
forcements coining up, tlie (.iaribatdians
were in turn repulsed In great disorder, tlio
soldier- throwing away their arms and
knaps-arks in tlie light. Next day, Sun
day, Werder took nelroiiil uiound Pioone
liieres, and in this way overtook the
French rearguards. Anutlu'r engagement
then occurred, In which the French lost
:j.r)0 in killed and wounded, and the Prus
sians only .VI. It Is ald thatMenotl Gari
baldi hud 2,xj) men under his command
In tills engagement. By tiie capitulation
of La Fern seventy cannon of all sorts fell
into the hands of the Prussians.
ltccoi tinkering near Orleans yesu-rday.
The tenth Prussian corps encountered tlie
iMlh I rencli corps of Palladiues' army.
An engagement occurred in which the
French were driven from their strong po
sition near Mezleres, with serious loss.
Subsequently several French companies
attacked tho Prussian 10th corps, but were
renulsed with n loss of fortv. a French
General taken prisoner German lo-s tri
lling. London, .1 P. M. The French claim a
great victory at Moreeeil, twelve miles
South of Amicus, yesterday. The buttle
lasted till darkness interfered. Tlio 1st
German army was beaten, and driven
Into Its entrenchments before Amiens. The
French army of the North was greater In
numbers, anil better armed. Losses ob
scurely given in thousands. Prussian
hu.ai's routed down and cut to pieces, n
regiment of murines acting as infantry.
Tlie German los was severe.
Ni:v YintlC, Nov. l's. The Triliitin ' spe
cial from Merlin at the outbreak of tlio
present war said Gortscliakoif had several
Interviews with King William and Bis
marck, a- to tlie objeut of the neutrality of
ltnssia. Gortschakolf demanded the ac-
ipilcseiiccof Prussia to the abolition 1,11 their
part of tlie Paris treaty, which forbids the
Russian tteet in tlie lllack sea. Iilsmarck
accepted the proposition. Tills enabled
Prus-iii to withdraw two corps from the
ltussiim frontier. (ortehukoff in in ad
dition was pledged to keep Au-tria from
Russia is entirely placable.
llmti.tN, Nov. -H. Tho North German
Parliament granted the extraordinary war
credit demanded by the Government, by a
vote of ITS to 'J. The only opposition came
from Socialist and Democratic members.
Delibrack announced the ratification by
the Federal Council of the union of Wur
teinburg with the Confederation. He sta
led that the matter relative to Jluvftria
would be considered mi Wednesday.
It.'i'Mi'b iei:diisnTi indi jiendcnl mllltiiiy
iul"- In 1. in I'm!' r In r Kll.t'. I'll' fl ''-
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.'Cknal ni:vK.i;n covsor.rn nroxs
' a-.ni.uh aZ rn.m.. out or
Wamiinulun, Nov. as. f he coiiMilidu
tlon of Assessors' Districts has resulted in
the dismissal of 419 Assistant Assessors.
A further consolidation will involve the
dismissal of L'OO more.
Tho Coinmisioner of Internal Iteveuue,
in his report, says he Is satislled that there
Is no insurmountable difllrulty in enforc
ing tlie excise laws. Abllltv and inteirritv
in the-olllcors I" what Is most neeled. Tlie
employment of spies and informer and
payment of moltics is no longer necessary.
He minks it will Improve by the discon
tinuance of hiicli aids. Detectives should
l)e continued under tho name of Assistant
Supervisor". He thinks that distillation
from fruit will largely increase. There
will lie no material falling oil in tlie pro
duction of spirits during tlie current tiscal
year. A continuance of tin- plan of sur
veying distilleries', on the basi of the font
hanil tormenting process for sweet-mash,
is recommended. There K now nothing
llko systematic or organized opposition to
uniform laws taxing spirit. A spirit me
ter, designed to twt stills, I under con
sideration. A continuance of tlie present
rate of tax on spirit, and manner of col
lection, is recommended. A uniform tax
of 10 or 32 cents on all grades of manufac
tured tobacco Is recommended, while the
manulacturer is lelt free to manipulate His
tobacco as lie pleases. A special tax on
dealers svno sell tlio raw leaf Is rtcom
menued. Tlie number ot bonded ware-
houses already stabllshed greatly exceeds
that required to nccommodnte the export
trade, riiree-fifthi of the tobacco entered
for export has been withdrawn, thus se
curing from four to live months' credit
an advantage over ttioso who use stamps.
Tho rtne.il of tho tax on canned condi
ments and conserve, asini; osed under tlio
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1 IM1M1W IIMILIIlIr III I'HIllllMI 1111'ltLS. Ill Pf'lllitl-
ni ( to mmiuin
Southern States for dire-a taxation, aggre-
yftte over llvo millions of dollars, of which
over ten ami i nan millions remain nncoi
Troops have been orduivd to Tallahassee,
tut; vote ot tiiehtate is annouiiceii.
The following is an extract from Gen.
Sherman's report : "On examination of
the reports heiewlth enclosed, 1 Invite
your attention to the recommendation of
Gen. Halleck, which refers to tlio use of
trot ps in assisting the civil authorities in
maintaining peace, collecting revenues,
ifcc., which lias become so common of late.
Tin- duties of the soldiers in this connec
tion are not. prescribed so clearly bvtatuto
that theofllecrscnn understand their rights
and duties, and the civil agentsand author
ities often expect more than can be rightly
or lawfully done, f think the soldiers
ought not to lie expected to make individ
ual arrests or to do any acts of violence, ex
cept in their organized capacity, as a pasm;
coiimtar'tM duty .summoned bv the United
States Marshul and acting in Ills personal
presence ; yet if it is deemed lawful and
pioper that tlio soldiers should do more
than this, I concur with Gen. Halleck,
that Congress liould s(, enaet in distinct
An order was issued by the War Depart
ment on Tuesday, retiring some seventy
oflleers, most of them on their own appli
cation, having served thirty vears, or on
account of wounds and disabilities incur
red In tlie line of duty. Thoy are to re
ceive -eventy-flve per cent, of full pay for
Weston" fulled in his walk, heing com
pelled to yield to an overpowering desire
for sleep, His march was 4yt miles in live
days, and lie failed on tlie. '120th mile.
si'AMsit .v;nr.Ks m:KTonj:i to imvok
A t 't,n I ci'' 1 ice lu Settle tlie IllnvU Sen
1 MAiiitiu, Nov. s. Tin- Co nuts of Clies
i ler and Caliingu have accepted tlie mimes
I ty, swore allegiance, and been restored to
Yi:itSAii.i.ia, Nov. Si. The settlement
of the Black Sea question may bo hoped
for on the basis of a conference, and the
withdrawal of the Russian note to tlie En
After Constantinople and at. Petersburg
were rejected as a seat for tlie proposed
conference, London was agreed upon usthe
Ni:w Ycikk, Nov. .-Tiie Jln-al'V
special dispatch from Versailles states that
forts issy and Vennleres opened fire 011
Saturday night, and a sortie is expected.
Touts, Nov. lis'. 'flu. iflinilsf of the
rrussians at .t'v vine is conurmcif.
A powerful movement of tlie French
from Lemons has compelled the Prussians
moving from Alencon to fall back.
Havana, Nov, as. The new sugar crop
is promising. Grinding of the cane has
riiAni.OTN.TowA. Prince Edward's Is
land, Nov. US. Tho tisliing schooner Clara
F. Tweed was captured by tlie British, anil
subsequently li-eued. out recaptured on
the L'lth by the BrltMi steamer Plover.
The captain mid four othci ure held as
Pitir.Am.miiA, Nov. as. 'Die crew of
the schooner Laura Hurlbut, from Nova
Scotia for Washington, which wm irtmn
iloned at sou on "tlie lath of November,
The Columbia JJeruld ss that a few
nights ago, botween tlio hours of eiijht and
niueo'elock, James llou-toii, accompanied
by live or six other men, wore paMing up
Leatherwood Creek, In Hickman county,
when they were met by another party of
four men. Some conversation took place
betwet u the jiart'es, tho nature of which
wo do not know. In tlio meantime Hous
ton limi alit'lited from ills horse, and was
s-i. i,.iie 1 !) C nnn.1,, v.'lien one of tin
, 1 s- ( 1 )'r. I 'hi
'. 't 'fir i-o.) is-'' '
I was going up the Mississippi in IM8.
.ludge Underwood, of Kentucky, and
Henry Clay being on board. "That's a
tough crew from Nutchey.," remarked the
clerk, who enme upon deck im we were
about going below. "They pinv hard and
"Dot's go and look on for awhile," said
Wo went down into tlie saloon, where
wo found two parties at play. At one of
tlio tables sat four men, atimit whom wore
gathered a large number of lookers-on ;
and as those proved to be the heavy play
ers, we joined tho spectators. Tlie game
was "twenty-deck poker," and money was
changing hands with startling rapidity.
One of the players, a middle-aired man.
whose face howod plainly the raviutes of
an oxiesu that was sapping his life, and
who, I afterwards learned, wax a cotton
planter, had staked Ills last dollar and
''culled" ids opponent's hand. He had
four tiuit'iis, aralnt.v lilch wore laid down
four kings. And lie wii "broke." He
started to his feet as if to leave tho table.
re ye dead broke. Colonel V" asked lie
of the four kings."
" les to the lust picayune."
"Give mo your note, nnd I'll lend ye."
"No," replied tho planter with an outh,
1' I can do better than that. Where's Mr.
"Here," answered n dark-visaged man.
"Bring tho girl and boy hero that I
bouitht at Natchez. Hold 011 the uunu
just one minute, gentlemen, and I'll make
a raise. '
Tlie man went uway und shortly return
ed accompanied by the "girl and boy."
Said "girl" proved to bo a bright mulatto
woman of live nnd thirty, or thereabouts ;
nnd the "boy" was her son.
Tlie boy was not far from ten years 01
age, with a face lighter in color than was
his mother's ids' features really hand
some. "Look here, gentlemen," spoke the plan
ter, arising, " here's as likely a pair for a
girl and 11 brut as you can scaro up. I paid
eight hundred dollars for 'cm. AN ho'll give
"Why not put them up separate'."' ask
" 'Twon't do to sell 'cm separate. The
gal lias sworn to kill herself if her boy is
sold away from her, and her old master
siuys she'll be sure to keep her word. But,
don't you see the woman's worth more
than 1 ask for tho pair. Now, what d' ye
say? Who'll take 'em at six hundred'."'
The owner waked a few moments with
out receiving an answer, and then said :
"I must liavo tho money, so here goes
for a rattle. Twenty dollars a throw-, and
thirty throws for tho pair. Come, gentle
men, them that buys first will throw
Here was excitement, us wcllasachance
for profit. The players took two chances
each. Then the spectators surged up, and
twenty chances were sold as quick us the
planter could tak the money and write
down the names. Then came a lull. Tlie
planter took two chances, whereupon his
nompanlons took each two more. Then
three men in tlio crowd "doubled up."
" Two more chances, gentlemen."
Clay whispered apart to the Judge, and
then made his way to the table and threw
down two gold pieces.
I " hat name V"
" Give ft to tlie woman.'
" Eh, the gal herself?"
" Yes, give her a chance."
"All right. Ono chance for Ninette."
Before the planter ouldeall again, .ludge
Underwood placed twenty dollars on the
table, sjiyitig as ho did so :
"This is for tlie boy." -
"Good!" cried tho owner of the proper
ty. "Here's a chance for Tommy, and
that takes tlie lot. Where's the clerk V"
" Have you got blanks for this sort of
"Then, won't you till up a bill of sale
for these two, Ninette ami Tommy, and
leave a place to put In the winner? Now,
then, for the dice, gentlemen."
Tho dice were brought on and the
shaking commenced. There were three
die, and each player was entitled to three
throw". Of the first ten throws, thirty
nine was tlie highest number cast. The
elov&ith turned up forty-two. Then the
scoros fell again till the twenty-first throw,
when ono of the gamesters threw out forty-nine.
Tho crowd was now all excitement.
Forty-nine was a hard point to heat. The
lowest number that could be thrown was
nine and the highest nine sixes was
fifty-four; making what is called an aver
age throw about thirt, -one and one-half.
Of a hundred throws the majority will fall
Again tlie dice rattled in the box as the
second gamester took his turn. But his
throw was a low one. Tlie twenty-eighth
belonged to the clerk of (he boat, who hud
now returned with tlie bill of sale. Ha
threw forty-nine lieiiin the gamester.
'Come, Ninette, its your turn." The
woman started, and quivered, and pressed
her hand over her heart. Only the groan
ing and pulling of tlie engine broke tlie
stillness 01 tne place.
" Will the gentleman who paid for tho
ehuiiee throw for me'." she said in ti low
musical tone, earnest ami Imploring, and
of the purest accent.
" Let your boy throw for you," returned
Mr. Cluv, who shrank from tho oileal,
" his luck should bo better than mine."
Tnmmv enme forward and took tlie box.
His mother's hands were clasped and her
lips moved in prayer. Tlie hoy trembled
like an aspen. W hat a world of weal or
woe hung upon tlio tickle chance Ho held
In his hand the sealed book In which was
written the fate of his mother and hinisalf ;
and it was to be opened on tho hazard of a
IK- -hook the ltox, and turned the dico
upon the table. Three aces! A moment
lie u.iedon the threeslnglo spots, and then
. - r -
ng the iix. no santi nucit ,: ami
v . 1 a 1 1 , y d l " pian-
" It's no use, master, I can't get forlv-i
" But you have got yourownehancc, niv
" Aye," cried tlie Judge, " that was your
mother's chance. Now throw for tlie
chance I gave yonthrow- for yourself
brace up, and tnkohearl and nia'v Heaven
'1 hat was not an assembly of religiously
Inclined persons, by any means, but the
fervent petition of the .ludge met with a
warm and Impulsive response of "Amen !''
from nearly all present.
Again tin- boy came forwaid und lifted
tlie box. His lips were lighllv shut and
tlie old quivering of (ho limbs was hushed.
Tlio only sound In that saloon, above lite
deep breathing of tlie spectators, was the
clicking of tlielvory cubes. Presently the
llrst throw was made.
" Five live six, are sixteen !" an
nounced tlie planter, setting down tho flg-
Tlio dice weie gathered up and throw 11
" Six six and a live. Good ! Tlml Is
The hoy was as pale as death as lie took
up tlie box for the last throw, and his
mother leaned against 11 stanchion for sup
port. "Three sixes, he bus won," they ail ex
clnlined, us the dice rolled on the table wit h
tlie six spots up. The hoy und his mother
t'ONMICT OK AIITllOlin V
Troulilo In tlie Oruiuilrnf ton ol lln- Nt'imtc
Monto.mhky, Nov. to. - The day luw
been one of excitement here.
At a late hour last night Gov. Smith and
Treasurer Bingham obtained from Judge
Suffold, of tlie Supreme Court, ami Judge
Pelhuui, of Hie Circuit Court, an injunc
tion restraining the presiding otliccr of the
Senate from counting the votes for Gover
nor and Treasurer, but to count the vote
for the other State olHces. Tlie result of
the count was a majority of all the votes
cast in the Stato for'E. H. Moon, forldeu
tc mint Governor, of k.ITT; Packer, for See
ix tary of State, -l.-ioy, both Democrat.
The presiding olllccr then announced
these Tentleineii legally elected to their re
spective oflices, and ordered the returns to
be sent to tho Secretary of Stale lo await
Senutor Manby then oflercd a resolution
that Hon. E. H. Moon bo sworn in ns
Lieutenant Governor, and be inviled to
nrczidoover the joint convention us tlie
legal presiding olllccr of the Senate.
Mr. Burr, presiding olllccr of the Senate
pro ton., announced the motion out of or
der, anil asked the Senate to retire to its
chamber, which it did, and immediately
Mr. Moon, in the meantime, was sworn
in as Lieutenant Governor, bv Judge M.
J. Sulfold, ami escorted to the Speaker's
chair. Upon taking the chair, he an
nounced that he was ready for business us
presiding olllccr of the joint convention.
Mr. Loine offered 11 resolution that the
Secretary of State, Mr. Miller Packer, who
had not yet been sw'orn In, be asked to re
turn to the Lieutenant Governor the re
turns of the voteeast In the late election.
Mr. Pltilan, Clerk of the House, waited
on the Secretary of State and obtained the
returns. A majority of the General As
sembly being present, Mr. Moon then
counted the vote lor Governor and Treas
urer. It re-uked In 14i", majority for
Lindsay, Democrat, and about avio majori
ty for Grant, Democrat.
Mr. Lindsay took tlie oath of olllce a
Governor, and the State will probably have
two Governors for a time. The Senate,
will recognize Smith, and the House Dind
s.av. The matter will lie In court soon.
.Mo.vrao-umn , Nov. S. Tlie cltyisstill
excited, and the wheels of government are
entirely locked. Smith und Blnghum still
claim to lie Governor nnd Treasurer, and
rel.'iin their jiosition.
Smith has obtained from the commuml
ing olllccr here troops, and has them post
ed in front of the doors of the Executive
room and the Treasurer's ofllce.
The Semite met this morning, Licuteu-nut-Gnvornor
Moren, Democrat, presiding.
There is but one other Democratic .Sena
tor, ail tlio rest are Republicans, having
lield over for two years. Tlie .Senate im
mediately adjourned until to-morrow.
'fhe House of Representatives adopted
a preamble and resolutions, and appointed
a committee of six (if the Senate coneuivi
to inquire by whose solicitation Federal
troops are quartered in Montgomery in a
time of peace, which we omit, owing to
want of space. En. OiiuoNiei.i:.
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The correspondent of the Now York
World furnishes tlie following observa
tions in reference to the besieged city, and
what Is going on there:
Tlie principal supply of rul U olitainejl
from sewers by means of jars lliled with
Glueoso syrup, of which rats are very fond
and plunge headlong in. Their necks are
then wrung and ready for the stew pun.
The newspapers contain an umuslug ar
ticle denounelngand ridiculing all fat peo
ple and extolling lean 01.0s, and charac
terizing leanness as an inseparable adjunct
of virtue and patriotism.
Sparrows are selling at ten cents each.
1 The correspondent adds ; I now gi t
meat every day. I tried a Itorso iieelsteaiv
yesterday," but it made me slok. M
butcher now furnishes me with sheep's
brains once a week for fourteen cents.
itochefort has enlisted as a private In
the nrtillery corps anil contemplates the
rels-ue of l.e Luniarnv.
Tin: number of hogs received tliis'swison
at Cincinnati, up to Friday last, was 117,
isa, being about M 'Hm more than hud bcn
received up to tin; same time last year
Tlie price, gro-s, h.i been from Ml.U" lu
0,.r)t) per ewt. 'file new eoi'liclim i- bist
coming in there . and sells nt Veto iV-''ti1s