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NASHVILLE OTION AND AMERICAN.
THE CITY. :VOTV XSD TllKS. ...TELEGRIPIM. M WASHINGTON. ..The Fall Political Campaign. ..A Mst of Radical Deratilters. 2& Hundreds of TliousaiMs Gone "a . - - . . . . ' ' s, .' j - golden Will Yield Prisoners. Kiotinjr in Londonderry. i v .-Later of the Chinese Massacre WASHINGTON Currency Balance. Wxshisoton, Ang. 13 Tho currency balance to-day was $4,012,480,658; coin balance $103,019,501.80; coin certificates $35 9X5,000. Internal revenue receipts to day' $G11,521; receipts for the fiscal year to date $31,209,094. The rolltlcal Situation Kncour. agiiitr Iteports. The Domocratio Executive Committee is more efficiently organized, and is doing more work than any residont committee of the last eight years. Its two rooms at the capitol are filled with clerks, messengers ana otners, engagoa in answering letters, distributing documents and attending to other details of the impending campaign. The committee is receiving answers to its request for tne names ofDemocratio nomi nees for Congress, and State and local committees, but hopes that all will bo for warded without further delay. Advices from all parts of the country, even from Maine, were never more flattering; Tho prospects are excellent that a Democratic member will be electod tn the Portland dis trict of that State. From the South letters indicate that tho majorities will be greater than in; North Carolina. Alabama and Georgia Conser vatives write that they do not believe the Republicans will elect' more than two mem hers of Congress out of both delegations. From Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York the news is more encouraging, and New Jersey promise" a fall Democratic delega tion for the Forty-second House. The address of the Democratic State Committee of Texas arrived to-day, and its arraignment xit the Radical rule in that State (caused considerable surprise, as it comes up fully if it does not exceed that of Aorta Carolina, Defaulting Paymaster. The accounts of paymasters in tho United States Navy have, during several months past, been undergoing, in the office of the Fourth Auditor, the severest scru tiny, and tho result has been the discovery1 or embezzlements, commonly called defi ciencies, amounting to hundreds. of thou-' sands of dollars. The settlement of Pay masters' accounts is a very slow process, and although many wero discovered a long time ago, thus far no legal means have been taken by the law officers of the Gov ernment, but it is learned that prosecutions are to be begun at once, the suits to be en ured against the 'Paymaster and his bonds men. It will be remembered that Judge Tabor, tbe Fourth Auditor, in his last re port, recommended that the bonds of pay masters be increased so as to indemnify the Government to a greater degree from loss. Tho bonds required now'never ex ceed twenty-five thousand dollars, while it frequently happened that paymasters have a hundred thousand dollars in their posses sion. The following cases, with the amount of deficiency set opposite each name, have been placed in the hands of the Solicitor, together with all the facts and documents' to enable Uiat olncer to begin suit: B J Cahoone, deficit 23,799.41; Robert "Washington of Virginia, deficit two bonds, one for 11,914.55 and tho other 1C,2C3 3G; Emanuel Mellach, of New Jersey, deficit 25,104.98; Washington Irving, of New York, now insane, deficit 418,501.33, some of which may hereafter be accounted for. Thomas J Dabney, deficit 3,000; W G Mar cy, of New Jersey, deficit about 120,000; 0 II Lockwood, of New York, whoso case is the most barefaced and flagrant of any evor examined by the Fourth Auditor, deficit 30,000. Tho Fourth Auditor, in addition to placing these cases in the hands of the Solicitor for prosecution, has asked that novae of them be brought to trial before a court-martial. Thus far, however, for some cause, no court martial has been or. dered in any case, and tho names of tho officers, with two exceptionss aro on the rolls of the department. Their pay, how over, has been stopped. NEW YORK. Local News In Hrlcf. New Yoke, Aug. 13 It is announced that the Orangemen will soon have a pic nic outside of tho Metropolitan District and be prepared to resist an attack. No lives wero lost on the steamer Nor walk. The nunibor oi deaths during tho past week 757. Mrs Robinson and two gentlemen were drowned last evening by the upsetting of a boat by a squall. Fifty German sailors loft hero to-day for the seat of war in Europe The Erie, New York Central and Penn sylvania Railroad Companies have advancad their rates for passengers and freight, to take effect on Monday. The now freight rates will probabably be fivo per cent higher, but will not bo an nouncod till next week. William F. Veltman, of tho Fourth Na tional Bank, was to-day brought up on a charge of altering tho books of tho bank and embezzling $1G,000. He was held to answer in $2,500 bail. Veltman was ac quitted on a similar charge last April. THE TURF. At Saratoga. SAiUTooi., Aug 13. The steeple chase of about three miles, was won by Osterman, beating Biddy Malone, Bohanan and Raven, in 7:20. Kentucky stakes for two-year olds, one mile, eight started. McDaniel's g c, by Lexington, 1; Omstead's c h f, by Lexington, 2; Richard Gilgour's b c, by Knight of St George, 3. Time, 1:51. In the selling race, ono mile and three quarters, R B Connelly 1; Climax 2; K C, by Ilorten, 3. Time, 3:19. MARYLAND. Kxccutioii of a IVcgTO ITIiirdcrcr. New YonK, Aug. 13. A negro, one of the murderers ol CoL Wm. Lylos, was exe cuted at Upper Marlboro, Md., yestorday. Richards made a long rambling speech un der the gallows, and gave evidence of being under the influence of liquor. When he had concluded, he shouted in a loud voice: "If any now do not wish to seo my depart ure, they will please turn their backs." It is not recorded that any of tho curious crowd accepted the invitation, NORTH CAROLINA. Iloldcn About to VIcId. IUleigu, Aug. 13. It is asserted on what is considered good authority that Gov Ilolden will surrender the prisoners held by bis drder at Nanyville, to Judgo Brook, at Salisbury, on Thursday. It is understood that an injunction will bo swom out to restrain tho Treasurer from paying Ilolden's State troops. MAINE. Morrill to bo Laid on tlic Miclf. Poetlaxd, Me , Aug. 13. A largo and influential meeting of Republicans was held in the City Hall last evening, in favor of Gov. Joshua Chamberlain for United States Senator from this State, in prefer ence to Lot M. Morrill. The London Post of yebtcrday has a laudatory and even affectionato articlo on Motley and America. ESTABLISHED . v ILLINOIS V Chicago, Aug. 13 Presidoni Grant, Vice-Prosident Colfax and Hon. Wm. H. Seward are all in this city, stopping at the Tremont Ilouse. It is understood that all these will visit tho Elgin Watch Factory on Monday. . , . ) The loss br'tlii' burning of Heath & Mil- limns paint works, last night, is to day stated at $275,000, with an insurance of ! $C8.000 A Ynttiliful Suicide. j Chicago, Aug. 13. A young lad, .aged I only l. years, named Ira R-chards. com mitted suicide at Cordova, 111 , yesterday. by .hanging himself. He had been chided by his parents at 'the tea' table for .teasing a younger brothor. He at once aroso from the table, walked out to a swing, tied the rope around his neck and laid down in such a manner as to choke himself to death. A ittost Foul Ahsassination. J M Walker, a leading citizen of Carling'; in Adams county, was assassinated Ta Thursday. The assassins are not known. .Three JTlcii Fall SO Feet and notSerl- 'oiislj-'Injured-A Fourth Instantly Killed. While four men wore at work yesterday on a scanolding, elevated 80 loot above tne earth at ono of the Illinois Central Railroad elevators, tho scaffolding gave way, and all wore sent earthward. Tnroe ol tne men continued to cling to fragments of the scaf folding and wero not seriously injured. The other, named Clifford, was precipitated to the ground and instantly Killed THE PAR WEST. How I,oiiT Will it liastjj" Denver, Con., Aug. 13. Building is very active, and thero is a scarcity of car penters and bricklayers. It is estimated that one hundred each bt these Itrades can get immediate employment, with,wages at six dollars per Hay;' There was'-'neyor be fore so much building going on. There' are no vacant houses or stores in the city. Railroads and Wagon Roads. Tho Pacific Railroad will be completed and' opened to Denver "in feWdays. The Denver, Central City and Georgetown Railroad is a fact. So, also; is tho Denver and Boulder Railroad. Tho Denver and Golden City Railroad will be completed .in a month. This will make? five railroads centering at, Denver. A wagon rnad to Middle' Fork will be. 'completed j in two weeks. The woathor is delightful, j Republican Candidate' Chetexne, Aug. 13. A telegram from Carter Wyoming, says that Church Howe has the entire delegation in," Sweetwater, Untah and Carbon counties, which give him one majority in the convention. It is now a settled fact that he will receive,. the Republican nomination for delegate . to Congress. IRELAND. Riot at Londonderry 40 Vernon-, In J urcd. London, Aug. 13. The Orange, celebra tion at Londonderry yestorday was attend ed with much violence. Numbers of des perate affrays assumed such proportions at one time that the riot act was read. Forty persons were injured. Good order was maintained only be the presence of strong bodies of polico and soldiers. CHINA. 'X'lic Kiatc Massacre. SnAUonAi, July It, Tho news of tho massacre created a fearful excitement among foreigners. An extramilitary guard was established around the city. -- CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Hamilton county, O., boasts an' increasod real estate valuation of S9S,153,8S9 during "the last decimal period. Holland sent 1,200 voluntoors to Romo to servo in the Papal army. The Archbishop of Buenos Ayres died at Rome, Friday. At noon, yesterday, Admiral Farragut's condition,wa3 unchanged., Rev. John T. Pressly, for nearly, forty years pastor ol the First United .Presby terian Church cl Allegheny City, Pa. died yesterday. Lonchridce is certain of renominalion from the Fourth Congressional (district of Iowa. A Louisville dispatch informs ,tis that the Lone Stars, of Now Orleans, play'in Nash ville on Monday. Shane and Eng, the Siamese twins arriv ed in New York to-day. THE JUDICIAL L'LLCTIOAS. Fcntrc-N County. Tho voto for Supreme Judges gave tho Conservative ticket 379, no votes being cast for the Radicals. Overton County. Supreme Judges, Conservative ticket 1, 039, Radical ticket 53. Hardin County. To the Editors of the Union and American: Savannah, Aug. 8. The result of the election is a follows : Supreme Judges, Conservative ticket 956 votes each, Radical ticket 15 votes each. Chancellor, Broyles 8CG, Nixon 140, Rose ', McKlnney 14C, Jones 3. Circuit Judge, Elijah Walker 1,094. Attorney General, Porterfield C79, Tay lor 190, Rice 103, Shipman 510. County Court Clerk, 11 it. Uinfele fltad.) re-elected, beating J S Irwin 214 votes. Register, T. J. Welch, (Dem.J elected. Our county Court now stands 21 Conserva tive justices to 10 Radicals. Yours, M. Chancellor 9th, Division. To the Editors of the Union and American: Laweenczbubo, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1R70. The voto for chancellor in Lawrence, Lewis, 111 ckman, Dickson, Humphreys, Benton, Perry, Wayne and Hardin, foots up : For Nixon, 4,015; for McKinney, 80S; for Jones, 27C; for Broyles, 973; for Iiose, 1,277. McNairy, Henderson and Decatur to hoar from. McNairy will give McKinney about 900 votes, Nixon about 250; Henderson will give Jones about 1,000 and Nixonabout 200. It is reported that Decatur county has cast hor vote for Nixon by a small ma jority over Jones. The majority for Nixon in the Division will be two or three thous and votes. Weather Rullctln Aug 13. By ths-Western Union Line. Ther. Nashvillo SO Louisville SO Corinth New Orleans 82 Philadelphia 80 Washington 78 Key West 82 Havana 51 Augusta, Ga 80 Chattanooga. 82 Memphis 80 Shreveport, La 82 Montgomery 80 Mobile 82 Natchez 80 Savannah 87 Cleveland 74 Portland 70 Boston 78 Wind. Wosther. S E Hazy. ' N W Cloudy. Warm Cloudy. SE Cloudy. N Cloudy. N W Hazy. N W Hazy. E Clear. E Clear. E Cloudy. N W Clear. N W Clear. S E Clear. S E Clear. S E Clear. S E Warm. N E Cloudy. S W Cloar. W Clear. S W Cloudy. S W Raining E Raining Warm Clear. S W Cloudy. S E Cloudy. N W Raining Buffalo 70 New York 78 Chicago CG Little Rock... Pittsburg 70 Cincinnati 70 Indianapolis 70 Note Tho reports as presented are made at the soveral points indicated a 8 o'clock A. m., each day. JIes. Jclia Mosey, of Troy, New l'ork, wants twenty thousand dollars from the city authorities to pa; for injuries sus tained by a fall on the ice, said ice having been carelessly allowed to form on the sidewalk. A verdict at that size would be an-ice thing for4ho plaintiff. MAftpH.SO, 1835,, j&Lb. Napoleon hi Paris Thursday. Tiller of the Recent Buttles. 71,000 French Taken Prisoner Thc;,Sittialin Friday Night. - i Strasbourg Fully Manned. To be Dekfe! to the Last. . ; Later-Rumored Capitulation Prussians Occupy the Vosges. 1 Are in a Fe.WJUilcs of Nancy. . I Their Cavalry neaiyLuiicYillc. And between Metz.and Nancy. Theilain Array at a S and. Prussian Scouts Driven back. French Fall Back from Metz i To Receive Reinforcements Before Next General Battle. Sharp Fighting before Metz. Decided Check to Prussians Another Big Battle Imminent Prussians wittklu a few Allies or IVancy Confessions of a Frencb. Of ficer The French. Iiavo Lost the Art of "War. New Yoke, Aug. 13. A special dated London the 12th says the investment of Strasbourg was not known in Paris until yesterday. Friday a Frenchman and offi cer, who left London a few days ago full of patriotism and hopo for his country, writes: "I have just met some persons frOm Nancy who retreated beforo the Prussians, 'who, day before yesterday, were at Vie, a few miles from Nancy. They will move thenco by Faul and probably join the other army behind Chalons, perhaps at Paris. Why the French army remains concentrated be fore Metz nobody understands. It is be lieved that the Prussians are already at Nancy, and it appears that tho Empire is rolled up like a scroll. What Houssay said this morning is trne- For twenty years 'nobody in Franco has studiod war serious ly.' ' .Everything has been dope superficial ly, while the Prussians are first in science, and have nowproved they aro first in war it is hard for .me to confess this, but it is true. Notwithstanding all these great levies tho lesson of '90 will not reappear. The losses are already incredible. Of regiments of 3,000 men sometimes only 100 remain. Of the Turcos engaged at Weissenburg but 25 are left. Later of "Wocrtli Mc7Ialioii' 1'osi tlon Deplorable ZVnpoIcon in I'nris. Thursday. A special correspondent of the Tribune writes from Paris on Thursday evening, the 11th, that the truth is slowly leaking out. It shows the position of tho French army as worso and worse. Two days ago a dispatch, meant to be reassuring, was placarded, stating that Failly had estab lished communications with MoMahon, It now appears that these communications were established in the field at tho last battle of Weorth. Failly camo up with a division of infantry and a brigade of cav alry and shared McMahon's defeat An official dispatch says he covered his retreat and that MoMahon got into Saveme on Sunday but bad to clear out in the eve ning. Saverne is now occupied by the Prussians. McMahon's position is, in all probability deplorable driven, as he is, into the bar ren mountains ol Vosges with the wreck of an army, without money, arms or pro visions. It is not known in Paris where he is at this moment. The Germans being in possession of Savergne havo cut off all communications whether by rail or tele graph between Paris and Strasbourg. It is known that a large Prussian army, which must have taken Mulhousen, is on its way to reinforco the Crown Prince at Savergne. Marshal Canrobert, who it was supposed was protecting Nancy, came to Paris yes terday to havo a consultation with the Emperor, and has now gono .back to his command wherever that may bo. London, Aug. 12. The Prussian and French iron-clad fleets were recently in close proximity at the mouth of the Elbe. ?ho Prussians hold all the avenues of com munication between Metz and Strasbourg, Address to the .Strasbourccrs That City ivill bo Defended to the Last Extrcinitr. Paeis, Aug. 13 The Presso publishes a proclamation addressed by the Prefect of Strasbourg to tho citizens. He says : Re ports calculated to create uneasiness have been circulated. Some poisons havo dared to express a Deuel tnat btrasbourg will bo surrendered to tho enemy without striking a blow. The ramparts are armed with four hundrod cannon, the gamson is largo and if we are attacked, wo will delend our selves so long as thero is a man left. All good citizens may be reassured and let the evil disposed tremblo. Vrocli u Takes Command at Chalons. Paeis, Aug. 13. Gen. Trochu has as sumed command at Chalons. Gen. Canro bert replaces Baraguy du Hilliers in com mand of the army of Paris. There has beon no fighting before Metz. On Tues day the Emperor roconnoitorod the en emy's position in tho woods between St. Avoid and Forbach. VIcwh of the London Press Tho AVar Traiifcrrcrt to tho Sanr anil Mo-scIlc-?Ic?Iahon's Itcport, Loxdon, Aug. 13. The Times says that in a fortnight the Emperor has more per feclly u&dorniined his throne than his ene mies in a scoro of years. Reassured by the Plobescite, he has thrown away the votes of the people, and his dynasty. Tho seat of war is now on tho rivers of Saar and Moselle. The abstract of McMahon's report of the battlo of Woorth and Fraschwoiler says: On tho 0th, tho enemy attacked tho heights of Weiersdorf, opening with cannon and riflos. The attack was so violent that the first division was compelled to change front soon. The Prussians made a faint from tho right of the Saar, and followed at noon by a renewal of attack on the right NASHVILLE, TENV; SUNDAY. AtJGUST U. 1870. , wing byjeharos of cavalry and infantry, to dislodge thVcnewy, and at 4 "o'clock th French right was broken, aud the retreat upou Saverno and Neidorbrun becanio a necessity.- , r t. . ' ' 'p f-f i.. The Siturdiy Roview refrains from the (peculation on war, because it says a few days must determine the UXa of t rauco and' 'tlio Emperor 'or. probably, the army will take matters iu its own hands choose a leader, and fieht out tho war. TllevSoecnUtor. thinks the nuit battlo must docidn the fate of tho Empire, as tho oonnlar faith in the Emperor is vanished Where i thoIrinco Imperial J The Post contradicts the evening papers of yesterday, and asserts that Ihe Prince Imperial is with the Emperor. A Terrible Telegraphic Blunder. It is said a telegraphic blunder caused GMnMacMahon's disaster. Failly was di rected to move on Limbach. He found Eausbach in the telegram as received. 71,000 Prisoners: Advices through the Prussian channels from St. Avoid to the 12th inst. state that the Prussians have taken 71,000 prisoners. The Saarbruck fight was more demoralizing to the' French tnan lias been supposed. The i rusar.ns ipuna- umis sua equipments on the road worlh 1,000,000 florins. Prussians Sclzo. the Vosges Pas. sages Their .cavalry before Liinc- vlllo. The. Prussians' hold Pfalsbuni and the adjoining passages .of the Vosges. The garrison of the. .town of .Bitche consisted of 300 soldiers'of Jgardo" mobile. The Prussian cavalry are 'before, Lune ville. t. j SUll.Quict at Itlotz. Metz," Arig. ISfifl. sr. All quiet. No news at general-headquarters. Paei Aug. lS.TQfficial dispatches from Metz, to noon, 12th; state, that the.Empe- ror visited the various encampments about that place in the morning.. The .troops aro aUJniine condition v Napoleon Accepts Lc licul's itcsig- nation Popularity of tho New ministry. c In the. Corps Logislatif; last night, the Minister ef War read tho 'following dis patch: ; Metz, I accept ihe resignation of Le Beuf as major general of tho army-: - - Napoleon. , Gambotta read a communication, from many citizens, thanking the deputies for what they had done, and urging. 'them to push forward the' armament of Paris; and . the calling out of the reserves. The Minister. of LWar.stated that a large number of additional men would join ,the army within a' very short .time. M. Gambotta thanked, the Minister in. the name of the country: The Minister asked leave to retire, as ho had much to do, and took leave amid tho applause of the Chambers. Investment of Strasbourg; Confirmed A dispatch announces that communica tion with Strasbourg was cut off, and the Prussians surrounding the place. A dispatch from Constantinople says that a number of French citizens havo left for Havre, to take service in the French army. The New French Commanders. Paeis, August, 13. Valdrome, former Minister of the Interior has enrolled him self as a member of the garde national. The Journal Officiel publishes decreos naming Bazaine commander-in-chief of the second, third and fourth corps of tho army of the Rhine, and Gen. Trochu commander of the corps now forming at Chalons, from tho new levies, and Gen. Viney command er of tho corps now forming at Paris. An Adventurous Prussian Com mander Taken Hrillinnt Cavalrv Ilcconnolsnncc. Metz, Aug. 12, C p a. A body cf the enemy came near Frossard, a station on the Paris and Strasbourg railroad. They wero attackod and driven off, and their commander taken prisoner. To-day our cavalry made a brilliant ro connoisanco in the direction of river Niod. Tho ."Tin. In. Prussian Army at a Stand The enemy's couriers and small bodies of cavalry penetrate far into the country but the main body of their army is not making any forward movement. Prussian Cavalry between iTIctz and Nancy Vast Stores Being Cap tured. London, Aug. 13. Advices from St. Avoid to 'Friday night represent the French army as west of the Mosello and still re treating. The Prussian cavalry had reached Pont a Moussan, about half ' way between Metz and Nancy, on the railroad. A part of tho Prussian army has invested Strasbourg. The Prussians, as they ad vance, capture vast stores which have been abandoned by the .French. Whereabouts of Eugenie and Louis. Bbttssells, Aug. 13. Advices from Motz through private channels seem to confirm the story of the removal of tho Prince Im perial from France. Ho has not been seen here, either in camp or in church, sinco Sunday. It is reported on excellent au thority that Empress Eagenio made pre parations to go to England via Belgium, in case of necessity. The French Hopeful and Kcsolutc. The tone of the French press is hopeful and resoluto. Gen. Soumain is in command of tho forces in Paris. Gen. Alrith, com manding the fortress of Strasbourg, has issued a proclamation, saying ho will defend his post till the last. A Clear View of the Situation Fri day Night. New Yobe, Aug. 13. Tho following dis patch, received from Paris last night by the Courier des Etats Unis, of this city, gives a clear view of tho military situation of France, as seen by tho people of Paris at that time. News from tho army is now waited for anxiously. The decisive moment draws near. Tho information obtained by the War Department shows that Prussia i3 con centrating a great army of invasion, con sisting of 750,000 men, between Cologne and llastadt It is certainly ascertained that there aro.no longer more than 250,000 men.m Alsace and juoraino. The leaders of tho French army aro making preparations to resist the tide of invaders. Moro than 400,000 men will bo brought together between the Vosges and the Moselle within two days. The bulk of the army remains concen trated about Motz where the first detach ment is. Theoorps of MoMahon and that of DeFailly arrived yesterday. The re troat of these corp3 was effected in good order. The partial abandonment of Alsace by our troops gives rise to a lively anxiety for the'fato of Strasbourg. Tho city is well supplied with war material, food and am munition, but the limited numbers of the garrison excite fears that it cannot hold out long. , Ono of the first efforts ef iho now Minis try of War has beon to remedy the defects in supplios, which occasioned the demoral ization of our ttoops. Immense convoys of provisions have been sent to the field. Here is the situation in Paris. Thero is less tumult and more resolution in all classes of society. There is an irrisistible current towards the front. For example, M. Duray, formerly cabi net minister, and M. Paul do Cassignac, the belligerent editor of the Pays, havo on listed, the former in the resorve, tho latter in a regiment of Zouaves. "Paris is transformed into a citadel; the armament of fortifications i3 completed. To add to the defense of Paris, 5,000 ma rine'artillery men arrived this morning from Cherbourg. gjThere is serious though no threatening agitation at Marseilles, Toulas and Lyons. Kumor that tho French havo Fallen Jlaclc from Metz for Reinforce ments before next Ilatllc. The same journal has a dispatch from London giving a.roport from Salvold dated Thursday; that tho French army had been evacuating Metz for 2i hours with the in tention of falling back upon tho principal line, in order to be reinforced be fore de livering a general engagement. jBut the abandonment of Metz and the bank of the Moselle, would be almost as great a blow to the Empire as the loss of a bittto, and it is not to be'easily avoided Rumored Capitulation of JStrufc- Capitulation bourir. i. K.vj.It: ; Telegram from London has . a cuyMU Hrnica says reports, from, Carl ! srh,, tins mrirt.; ,...nnr,V. it.'o sruhu this uiortiin" umiaunce tho capilula- Won yesterday after a short bombardment. Sharp Fighting: at -'iTCeta; Prussian Scouts Lnler the City. Sharp fighting look place in front of Molz yesterday. A considerable force, of. Prnssiaua -advanced iulo the enyions.of the city as a reconnoitring party to discover' whether tho reports, pf tho town having ueen evacuated Dy. tne irencu. They were met by a sharp firo from th batterios aiid were forced to retire. Reinforcomonts from the French, both in men and stores, are constantly and. ra pidly arriving. Prussians lEccelvo a Decided Check, It would appear that the Prussian ad vance received a decidod check at this point. and a great battlo cannot now much longer be delayed. Marsnai tf&ra&uay de millers has re turned to his original command at Tours Popular Disturbances. - Disturbances have taken plaoe at Ton- louse, Marseilles, Lemoyes and Lyons, and martial law has been proclaimed in the .Departmont ol Boucnes da Itnone. ' A quantity of concealed arms and am munition was seized in Paris, supposed to belong to parties dangerous. to tneigovern ment. The police are Beekinc tho owners.. La Liberto has a vigorous article' advo- cating'the repeal of all political proscrip tions. Proposed Austrian Aggrandizement. John Bull says the friends of Niipol eon urge him to seek an alliaece with i-Ans-tria,)by.offering,Francis Joseph-all territo ries that may, be acquired from Prussia by their united arms. j - S Tne Shipping Gazotte: says, in (view of those whoso opinion deserves respect, that tho war has virtually closed. I y I AFFAIRS LV TEXAS. llndical Outrages upou the Xiib crties of tlic People.- Their Cowardly Purposed auil Designs. , r The recent action of the Radicals, now haying control of the State of Texas, is so outrageous that the Conservatives. mem bers pf the Legislature and seycral "citi zens at large, have united in an address to the people, setting forth their griev ances, and suggesting a remedy -for the WTong3 inflicted upon them. Like the peeple of North Carolina, they are over powered with debt, and are threatened with a military despotism of the worst character. But the result of these machinations in North Carolina will en courage the people of other Sourhem States to vote down tbe tyrants at the ballot box, and in this manner bring about a peaceful revolution. The address says: "We deem it prudent to warn you of the dangers that threaten our peace, pros perity and liberty: and to suggest a .rem edy for the evils, and lay down a course for the overthrow of the one-man-power that is seeking-to fasten itself upon the people." In arraigning the acts of the Radicals, among other things, the address, states: "They have expelled from the Legisla ture duly elected and qualified members, whose only offense was opposition to their usurpations and despotic measures, and have seated in their places persons who were not elected by a majority of the vot ers. "By false and scandalous statements regarding lawlessness and crime, concoct ed as an excuse for assuming des potic power, they have injured the pros perity of our State by deterring immi-. gration. "They have authorized the appoint ment by the Executive of a special po lice force of two hundred and fifty men. and officers, to prey upon the people, the expense and maintenance of which alone will cost two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This force is chosen by the.Ex ccutivc and placed under his command. "They have established laws for regis tration and elections which give the Ex ecutive the power to appoint "all the offi cers and managers thereof, and clothe him and the Secretary of State with power to cast aside the returns of any county they may find necessary to retain the control of official positions in the Staie govern ment, and extending to all officers elected by the voice of the people. "They have passed through the House of Representatives, and are urging before tho Senate, bills in effect extending their own terms of office beyond the limits prescribed by the Constitution, thus de priving us of representation in Congress after the 4th of March next. And they unblushingly proclaim, through Iheir rec ognized official organ, their intention that we shall have no congressional election before July, 1S72. "They have arbitrarily and without lawful authority placed Senators and members under arrest, and deprived them of -a voice in the Legislature. They have held them so suspended, illegally, im properly, and by force and violence, without justification or excuse, and heaped indignities on them as men and as legislators. And while thus suspended, a fraction of the Senate met and passed the most odious laws known to the statute book. Tho ordinary appropriation for per annum expenses of tho Government heretofore has not exceeded $400,000, while the estimates of the present Execu tive exceeds $1,600,000, exclusive of the frontier defences and other extraordinary expenses of the Government. "They havagiven to "the Executive, by the color of a law, the power to declare martial law in any district of this State; and, by such pretended law, authorize him, in advance of any actual disturbance, to set aside all law and act according to the dictates of his own wilL In the ex crciso of this pretended power which has been demanded by the Executive and con ferred on him by his Legislature, he can set aside and hold for naught, any clause in our Bill of Rights and Constitution, despise any legislative enactment, and make such laws as he may chooso. He can quarter his troops and hirelings among us, and make communities respon sible for any acts done in violation of. his arbitrary orders; and draw on such com munities for tho support of his myrmi dons while engaged in carrying out his oppressive measures. He can define what acta shall be regard ed a3 crimes, and fix the mode of punishment He can seize our per sons, and hold us without trial or without even disclosing the causo of our detention. He can enter our houses without process of law. He can 6ciz6 our property and waste our substance without compensa tion. He may try us for such acls as he may define to be offenses, without having the privilege of trial by jury; and by men. who are under his direction and ready to obey his slightest nod. He can ordef U3 to our death for any act We may commit. Our property, homes, lives and liberties are in his hands. His will is the sole guide for his action. This is what Grant's ladministratition means when its leaders talk about "guar antccing to each State a Republican form of government" This is the definition of Grant's exclamation 'let us haye peace." 'GUBERNATORIAL, Oicniii:r of tho Canvass Col. 3ol. yar's Speech. Col. A, Si Colyar, who has announced himself as- a candidate for Governor, opened tho canvas3 last evening, uti the Masonic Hall. Neither o his competi tors were preseut. In his speech, Col. Colyar devoted hiru- selt principally W the discussion or three questions, all or great importance to the people, of Tennessee, one .national,, two local. Thq first was the payment of the fiver'twenty bonds. The local questions ' were the Penitentiary anu the Insolvent Railroads. LSaOI.VEST KAILIiOAOS. In speaking of them, he said : I would, by an act of the Legislature, make a proposition to each one of the in solvent railroads. I would first. find what tho cash value of the road is bv a busi ness committee ; then I would relinquish the lien, of tie State to the company, to taxe eiiect when said company turned over to the State that amount in State bonds of any series, the lien to be relin quished, transferred or vested' as the com pany might direct, upon turning ovtr tho bonds. I would give the company a rea sonable time, say twelve months, to bring ta these bonds, requiring it first to agree that if this was not done at the end of the twelve months, a sale should take place upon some equitable terms. Tho, induce ment to the company to accept the: terms" ot thclaw-and make the effort to get up the.lx)hd,woTdd.be)eisrculation. The difference, between the. cash" value of the road an the .cash Value of the bonds, which' the1 State would be" taking at par, and which' "would 1x3 money and moro than, money to the State,. because it would be taking up her own paper, and- at the same time restoring the credit of the State. In the' conclusion of .his argument on this subject, he .warmly advocated the encouragement of immigration by1 proper legislation. THE rKilTENTIAEY. CoL Colyar opposed the present peni tentiary system because, it brought .us Constantly in debt, and introduced convict labor as the compctitorpf our mechanics. Ho: thought that .the .convicts should be employed in digging coar'and making rail road iron. Heaald This, institution, "which has cost the State so much money to run it, has well nigh ruined the mechanics' of Nashville, and materially affected them all over the btate. Through this institution the State is breaking dawn all it3 mechanics ab solutely competing with all tho mechanics in the State, and. fmpoverifihiDg the State to brcak'.them down. None know better than, the mechanics of Nashville how this competition affects them. Many of them are broken down by it, others are driven away, while many good mechanics are kept out of tho State because they will not compete -with convict labor. Instead of competing with him in mak-1 ing bedsteads and bureaus, hollow-warc j and castings; indeed, instead of compet ing with him in the arts' and crafts,- and trades of life, you put him where he fur nishes these classes with what they arc compelled to have to carry on their busi ness and warm their families. TIIE FIVE TWENTIES. He said that the government debt amounted in round numbers to about $2, 500,000,000. The proportion of this which is in bonds and bearing coin in terest is $ 2,107,939,050. Of this, $221,- 589,300 is at 5 per cent the balance at C. The whole coin interest to be paid annu ally is $123,2C0,48G. This the people pay annually to the' bondholders, and it lacks nearly $20,000,000 of being the whole interest which the people pay; but tliia is in gold. What is known as 5-20's make $1,097,873,140 of this sum, so that if the 5-20's were out of the way, the debt bearing coin interest would be small, and indeed the whole balance of interest- bearing debt would not be oppressive. Now I propose to show that this part of the public debt known as 5-20's, as held and enforced, is the taking of money without authority of law. The amount actually collected on this item of the debt each year is $101,872,388- But to the facts about the 5-20's. The 5-20's. are so called because they ,may be paid in fivo years, but shall not be de manded under twenty years. They were issued under three different acts of Con gress; the first bearing date the 55th of February, 18G2.The words of the several acts in reference to the character of. the bonds are the same. The most important fact bearing upon the question which I make upon these bondholders in constru ing this statute is, that it is the identical statute which first authorized, the issu ance of what is now so generally known as greenbacks. I hopo to be able to make myself un derstood. The simplest form of putting the question which I want to discuss is best, and I- adopt the following: Are the 5-20'spayable in gold or currency? The bondholders contend that the principal, as well as thc-intcrest, is payable in gold, and Congress and the Secretary of the Treasury so hold. This question is now of the greatest moment; because, it pay able in gold, the gold can not be bad, and the debt becomes a fixture, with the $101. 000,000 which is payable in gold fastened upon us, and which must be paid every year. The reason this question is of such vital importance is, that if the debt, by Jaw, is pay able in currency, it can be done, and three things arc accomplished which will be grand in their results. 1. The dread and terror of future debt, so disastrous to business and national prosperity, are in a great measure re moved, because though it is still a debt, yet a non-intercst-bearing debt in the hands of tho people as a circulating me dium is not in public estimation like a gold-bearing interest non-taxable bonded debt in the hands of Shylocks. 2. It relieves the people at once of five sevenths of their present enormous bur dens in the shape of interest 3. It places capital where it ought to be, in business instead'of safes. Is this enormous debt of $1,697,873, 140 payable in currency? in greenbacks? In a lawyer-like way I propose to pre sent the proof. 1. The act of Congress. 2. Circumstantial testimony. 3. The witnesses. Col. Colyar then read from and com mented upon the various acts authorizing the issuance of the 5-20s and tho green backs, showing conclusively that the former were redeemable in the latter; that these notes greenbacks are and must be taken by the government "in payment of all taxes, internal duties, ex, cises, debts and demands of every kind due to the United States, except duties on imports." He alluded to tho fact that, not only the acts of Congress were explicit on this subject, but it was so printed upon the back of every greenback. These bonds were taken in 18G3 and 1864 mostly in 1664. The average price of gold in 1864 was 158. With this dif ference between gold and greenbacks, the bondholders bought five-twenty bonds, with greenbacks, at par, the interest pay able in gold, at six per cent Thi3 made their greenbacks, when thus invested, yield them 9.4SJ per cent per annum. Now, upon the basis of the bondhold er's argument, the government was bor rowing $100 at an average rate of 9. 48J per cent, with a promise to pay, if the currency should continue' the same, $1.58 for every dollar borrowed! This was free from taxes ; and at the same time the people were lending to one another at six per cent, and paying taxes. To sum up NJCSEfcJES. NO. 611. trip oirAnntainnA. n. .i . . -J .. '""""'. ue original iioiiters paiu ior me oonus in currency. The price paid shows they were regarded as currency and nrf I 1 ...... 1 . mi uuuus. iney must have aueu me acta oi congress, showin" thai tuey were payaoie in currency. , Col. Colyar then took uptbcwilnesstsand quo'ted from Gov. Mortouy Srintur Sner- mau, Uen. Uutler and the f.auur of (the law, oltlThad. Stevens, to sli v that 'the cotemporaneous construction and 'the subsequent construction until within jthe past two years established his construc tion of the law to be correct. NATIONAL BASKS. The bondholders' ring- got Congress to pass laws breaking down all the banks in the country; and to give them exclusive banking privileges. The State banks are all taxed out of existence and for want? Manifestly! fr tho benefit of the bondholders alone. This national bank note system i3 the ipost "-"i uMuiutcu casu oi lUKiug lruini tne poor and giving to the rich by the pov ernment yet recorded. j The system is simply iniauitons-r-the Government as trustee for the pebple, goes into partnership with the banker, furnishes all the capital, takes all thq risk and gives the banker all the profits. io prove tnis i wui stater the facts of a case that came out in debate in! Con gress two years a?o. Some gentlemen from New England came to Washington with $300,000 In trrcenbacka. on; whirh they wanted to go to banking.. . Fort these ow,ihju me liovernmcnt furnished; tnem $300,000 in 5-20 bonds, arid $270:000 in national bank currency, uier denositintr. of course, tho bonds with the Gpvern- rment, They now had $300,000 dn de posit and on. which the Government riaid them 6 per cent interest in gold, making io,ywin'oneyear. I As soon as theveot t&work- thdv Had theirbankmade a Government depository, ana mcy oirecuy loana tnat thoQovcrn ment officers kept in their 1mkl abont $1,000,000 in currency. They tobk this money ana loaned it to tho Government for Sl.000,000 of fivc-twentv bonds, on which the Government paid thorn- G per cent in gold $60,000. Thus, in ono year, the net profits on an outlay df $30, 000, besides the value of tho charter, and banking privileges on the credit' of the Government, was -$78,000. Thia was done without hazarding a cent and bv lending to the Government itsown,'moncy. uno credit on which the National Banks do. business is furnished Iby the Government, the amount being $300,000, 000, and the people annually pay a bonus of $18,000,00 to furnish a circula tion. I There can be-'but ono explanation about this scheme, and that is to bo found in the power of money. EXAOTIOXS OF nO.YDIIOLDBIB. The question I am discussing is one" of law and fact, and may bo understood by briefly stating that the five-twenty bonds aro now due they are payable in green backs and it should be done. But few people appreciatethe burden which this violation of law imp'oscs on them. It is difficult to comprehend the debt and realize its magnitude. The mind is slow to grasp it The whole debt of the Government is about! $2,500, 000,000. The debt bearing interest in coin is $2,106,939,650. The five-twenty bonds, and which is the only debt we are improperly paying interest on (as the ten- forty bonus aro by the statute payable in gold, and not due), i3 $l,697jS73,140. This last item of debt is the great burden as well as the great wrong. T said it was difficult to realize its mag nitude. Suppose it was in silver and loaded in wagons to be transported from one bank to another, what do you suppose would be the length of the train when stretched out along tho road ? Allowing each wa gon to haul two thousand pounds, and twenty rods to the wagon, it would make a train of wagons stretching from New York city to New Orleans, and then back to New York, with one hundred miles of wagons left And when driven up to the bank to be unloaded, unloading one wagon each half houri it would take four years and two months to unload the train. This is the debt the bondholders say the people shall pay them in gold. The money they loaned was currency not near so good as it now is the jgold inter est already drawn, with, accumulated in terest thereon, will over pay their actual outlay, but still they demand tho gold for the principal, when the law only gives them currency. Demand the gold be cause it can never be paid, and then the mortgage is to them and their children. For all time, the tqiling masses must sup port them support them simply as a bonded aristocracy, an aristocracy that has neither pedigree nor precedent, an aristocracy without regal associations and without wisdom, except the wisdom of the Shylock; an aristocracy purely shod dy, and whose only merit is money. The demand for the principal in gold, backed by Congressional sanction, wrings annually the $101,000,000 frorn the peo ple. This immense burden on the people comes with the seasons, and from it no man is free, not even after death, for it attaches to hi3 coffin. TIMS FOE DISCUSSIOS. I havo started into this canvass since other gentlemen, as candidates, have traveled over tho State. I want time to travel over the State myself, and to confer with the people in public meetings instead of a few men that I might chance to find at the towns. I have not now time to do so between this and the time fixed. I am in the canvass to discuss great questions before the people, and I shall earnestly appeal to the other gentlemen, who are candidates, to extend the time of the con vention to some time in October. I havo been not a little surprised to hear from many quarters since I became a candidate, that I was a third party man. I havo simply to say that I generally speak out when I am for a thing. When I get to be for a third party, I shall certainly say so. The only trouble with me, as things now stand in Tennessee is, I don't know my name; but if some body wdl name' me, and I am not choice about what it shall be, I will bo all right I know exactly where I stand, and I do not intend to bo driven from my position, unless more force is brought against mo than I now see. Jly fight is side by side with tho Democratic party of the North, for constitutional liberty and the over throw of the fivc-lwcnty shoddy aristoc racy. Sangulaarr Last night a party of gentlemen, while discussing tho merits of tho Franco-Prussian war, became more excited and ani mated than the circumstances required, or was consistant with mild-mannered men of dignity. In fact they 1st their angry pas sions rise to a pitch, altogether too high. The lie and other unmusical words passed, and tho partios finally came to blows. Quito a lively encounter, ensued, and ono of the party drew a knifo with which he inflicted some severe cuts' on tho arm of another. Several pretty rough blows were exchanged, but no one was.soiiously hurt. The partios were arrostod, and tho affair will be investigated, before the Recorder on Monday morning. Bottle your wrath here at home, gentlemeri, and do your fighting under tho frowning batteries at Metz. It's not spcakin' ill of ,the place to say that it's Pekin, Id., where the young lady resided, who, a few gayssince, was di vorced from her third ! husband, met loved and married her fourth, and started' East on her bridal tour-fall within seven hours. ol the maxwell Ilonic?" I la looking fver oui files-yesterday, we were attracted -by-the-'followingl. which we reproduce from the recorded local, events of the TJmos AJrolAamjicAjr of August the 25tb, 18G0. " Almost tei yeara, & desaile re plete with.chaijgrt and big with eveats, has passed by 'sSnca thon. Td wpefso' iAon that bricht morninsLof theeveatrscordedbeloa-. ever dreamed that' they would witness the bloody scenes of the intervening ten years. The paragraph says: - -4 - S K'J 44l'here. jsfaTery largo forco, about one hundred bands at work on the new hotel i course of-firoctjoR hyjJohnjerton, Esq; oa, the -comer .pppcsUp'tne Union and Ainaaae- office, arid III o" walls aro go ing up with considerable rapidity. The Church street froat already presents quite a handsome apDearanen. A fT-rwl-a more will give tha beholder spmo "idea of the appearance thi3 immenso strpcturo will present whon complete. ThTrrTw nftr. noon tho comer, stone on tha corner of Church and Cherry streets, wm fflji&ul 5n position and contained tho following arti cles: A copy of each paper ot the city, and magazine; specifications of tbe- building and form of bidsr current coins.- cold anil silver, from a five dollar piece, to ond cent; an eighth yard of lace; price SSffper yard, from It. O. McNairy & Co.; relist p names of tho original subscribers orsfoek'in the eoterprise; resolutions adopted by the City Council in rogard to the building; newspa per articles, eta; a copy of the'Holy Bible; By-laws of Phconix Lodge No. 131, Masons. Tho plate covering the stone containing those articles bears tho foIlowihg'Tnscrip- This bniMinr was desiimeil I6f a hotel to be styled the The corner ston was laid on the 21il of Anir- nst A. I., 1b6. and tho 85th year ortBefAjaeri- Tsham G. TXsrri? " . . beingLGoTenior or Teanesfcce. IIolllnj-wtrttfTi3r , ,, Slayer of the city of 'ashvillc. Popalatfon'or NashrlUe- aba-it 35.604. Population of Tennessee, 1,131,900. This billldlng' is owned and was bujlfby John .Overton, Esq., Architect and Superintcirtant, . , Isaiah Itogcrs. ' Assistant Architect; ur. William it WooldriilRC. 4 'It was expected when tho hotel was com menced that it would bo completed in time for the opening of tho Legislature on the first Monday in October, 1SC1, "anil every effort, wb understand, will be 'made to acf complish that object" From tho abovo wo leam.that it was in scribed on tho corner stono of the' building that the population of the city then was about 35,000.- According to the census re-tnras-itis-nnt so much. now I Wo also obsorve that it was hoped that the building would bo completed by the assembl&zeof thd Legislature irtiOctober, 18(51. -No-one- then- knew of the mighty changes, racking a continent, and shaking systems and -governments, that were to tako place beforo that October's coming. Lincoln was elected President: tho death- shot had rattled against the' ramparts of Sumter; ManassaV plains had been dyed with the blood of victor and vanquished, while the-whole land trembled to the tramp of armed soldiers, and war surged all around our borders. Tho walls of the Maxwell House went up, but that was all. The Legislature of ISiII met, amid tho blaze and glitter of battle-target red. Mill Spring was fought, and lost The Maxwell had been a hospital for tho sick, the maimocf, tho wounded" of our armies. Don elson felL Nashvillo was evacuated. Through all tho jarring and fiery elements of war, tho walls upon that foundation stone remained, solid and unshaken. Not till after Sherman, with his burning banner, had swept down to the sea, and Lee had sheathed his immortal sword at Appomat tox, was tho Maxwell finished. Kow, on this tranquil August morning, wo look with pride upon its magnificent front, its tower ing cornices, pilastered walls and fluted colcmns., resting upon that comer stone laid ten years ago. Already its name and fkmo havo gono abroad in the lend; and we sincerely hope that a long career of unin terrupted prosperity may bo. in storefor the noble MaxwelLHonse, audits princely proprietor. . t tlSrOJIHOKSE AGAIN. I'rckcnl Status ol tho Case. Much has been Bald, Jboth in public and in privato circles, during the last year, con cerning tho proposed new Customhouse at this place. As deep lis has been the general concern regarding an improvement, in the commencement and completion of which all aro interested, and as thoroughly as the enterprise has been canvassed, thero It a vast deal of light lacking upon the subject yut Notwithstanding tha repeated as severations that tho work would be put un der contract at an early day and pushed forward to speedy completion,, there is an apparent and manifest tardiness in the mat ter calculated to produce no very sanguine hopes that tho edifico is to be" finished very .soon. Some time since, Mr'A- B. Mullet, tho super-rising architect, was here. Soon .after, the location for tho Customhouse was selected. The deeds of conveyance wero drawn, and under official notification th removal of tho old buildings that encum bered the grounds was commenced. Thus far, things looked well, and prospects wero that the edifico would bo speedily put under contract At that timo everything lookod favorably to the pushing forward of the work. Short timesinco the dispatches -informed us that the subject of tho Nash ville customhouse, in connection with other public buildings was brought up for official consideration, and that definito action was postponed as regarded the adoption of a design for tho building, in consequence of tho manliness of tho appropriation made for tho purposd. Hero" tho imatter rested. The postponement of action in adopting a design, even, on account of the paucity of appropriations, uoos not augur wen ior tne enterprise. Mr. VTillot, who wo believe occupies tho position of Assistant Super vising Architect, reached the city a few days since, and although ho is sanguine that additional appropriations will be mado sufficiently large to construct tho building according to elaborate designs and capaci ty, there is no evidence that such will be tho caso. Theso appropriations cannot bo mado till tho assemblage of the next ses sion of Congress, and probably they msy not bo made, if mado at all, till late in the session. In all the circumstances it is not unreasonable to infer that regular opera tions will not be commenced on the cus tom house at this placo beforo next spring or summer, desirable as it is that it should bo completed at once. Horticultural Exhibition. Tho Horticultural Society had a meeting at thoir rooms yesterday morning, fd the purpose of designating tha timo for holding the third annual exhibition of tho society. After duo consultation it 'was agreed that the exhibition bo held on tha 13tb, 14th and 15th days of September. The time selected, it occurs ta us, is very propitious. Tho fever heat of summer will have passed, and the autumn fruits and grapes, etc., of which there is such a superabundance, will havo been ripened and matured for the occasion- Then, too, it will; be beforo the fall rains will havo commencoJ to bo a drawback upon tho exhibition. It was also agreed to open books for sub scriptions at the Drug Stores of W. D. Kline, J. W. Morton, Fronch Brothers, and wain Jfc Walker's for subscriptions to tho Fair. We trust that our citizens will respond liberally in filling these books, as there is no doubt but that tho exhibition this fill will surpass in interest any that has yet been held by tho society. Death ol an Odd Fellow. Alon2o B. Cooper, a blacksmith by trade, and a comparative stranger in the city, died yesterday .morning, of flux. During his illness ho made known the fact that he was an Odd Fellow, and received all the neces sary attention from members of the Order. His remains will be forwarded to Toledo, Ohio, on Monday evening next, for inter ment Tho members of the different lodges in tho city ond vicinity aro request ed to "moot at. Odd Fellows' Hall on Mon day, ai.1 o'clock, fpr the purpose cf escort ing his remains td the' steamboat landing. The deceased" was jost about to commence tho manufacture cf a now carriago and wa gon tire of hk(inyentron,' when taken sick, and which is represented to be a great im provement upon the old plan, and no doubt would have met with ready sale. Itemlulsccncc 3U -.'.Tt j. . r: