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NASHVILLE UNION AND AMERICAN,
ESTABLISHED MARCH 30, 1835.
NASHVILLE, TENN., TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1871.
NEW SERIES. NO. 806.
Able Speech of Frank Blair
The Connecticut Elections
Accident on Memphis Road
Regro Murders in Mississippi
Exciting News from Hayti
Reported Killing of Baez
Cant Defines II is Position on San
Hartfoel., Conn., April 2. The fol
1 wing diepatch is received here by e
Gov. Hawley from Washington :
The President will accompany the
transmission of the San Domingo Com
missioners' report to Congressnezt week
with a message, in which he says in sub
stance that had the subject received fair
treatment when the last treaty was re
jected, he would not have asked its
further consideratioa; but believing it
not to have been fairly presented to the
country, and the question having become
complicated with charges and insinua
tions foreign to its merits, he desired a
full investigation at the hands of Con
gress, which had been had, with results
vindicating the correctness of his public
policy and disavowing ihe charges of lm
DroDer action in negotiations. He does
not ask for acticn now, but transmits the
report for the information of Congress
and the country, still adhering to his
opinion of the desirability of annexation
but with no further recommendations to
make, confident if the country desires
this object to be accomplished, Congress,
in the exercise of its constitutional duty
will indicate the desire by advising that
the treaty be made. He does no!, by any
means, abandon his own views, but leaves
the responsibility of further action upon
Congress, and repeats his original decla
ration that he has no policy to enforce
against the win of the people.
Wade's Kcport Cooked beyond Ke
cognition Sumner Tlay Get Howe
to 71 a lie a minority Report.
New Yoke, April 3. The Times has a
special Washington dispatch m regard to
the 1'resident and the San Domingo re
port, substantially as telegraphed to Gov
u aw ley. mere is no certainty appa
rently of the time when the report will be
sent m or even handed to the President
There have been so many amendments
made that the whole complexion of
Wade's original report is changed. There
is considerable doubt as to the course the
report will pursue, and various hints in
dicate that there may be more than one.
Howe is still the guest of Sumner, while
Wade remains at the doom i f Ciandler,
where he has been several days
White has departments at a hotel.
Tne High CoinmiKnion Aii Karly
Adjustment i.oomd tor. .'
A Tribune Washington correspondent
telegraphs the probable termination of
the work of the joint High Commission
about the last of the present month, and
sajs there is still a wide spread impres
sion that the result of the Commissioners'
labor will be a treaty which on the part
of England will be operative the day it is
signed, as its representatives have plenary
power; bu. on the part of ihe United
States the Senate will have to confirm
the treaty. It is thought the treaty will
contain a clause for the appointment of a
joint commission to adj udicate the Ala
bama claims under c 'editions to be de
cided by the preient Commission, and the
present body will name the persons to
have the settlement of cases. The term
of the last named efficers will be very
long, as it will require years to settle
them on any basis which can be estab
lished. As it seems probable the Senate
will adjourn before the last of this month,
the President will call an extra session in
order to consider the treaty before next
December, and enable the settlement to
be begun as soon as possible.
71' mi i' In- Jerusalem Smith.
WASnrsr.T"!N, April 3. The nomina
tion of Wm. J. Smith as Surveyor of
Customs at Memphis, Tenn., was sent to
the Senate to-day.
Postmaster for 31 urfreesboro.
tMnate Confirmed J. G. Booker Post
master at Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jewell Probably Elected Demo
rrala Gain One Congressman.
New Havkx, Coks., April G. In New
Haven, Jewell, Republican, for Governor,
gains .091 on the vote of last year.
Twenty-one towns in New Haven county
show a pain of 831 for Jewell over last
year. Jewell is probably elected. Ken
drick, Democrat, for Congress from the
pecond district, is probably elected by a
I Hirr-TIn Congressional Delega
tion Two and Two.
One hundred and seven towns give a
net gain for Jewell of 986 over last
year. Strong, Republican, is elected
to Congress in the 1st district, Stark
weather, a Republican in the 3d district;
Kendrick, Democrat, if probably elected
to Congress in the 2d, and Barnum.
Dsmocra', in the 4th district. The State
is very close.
Hartfoki', Ct., April 3. Returns are
received of all but twelve towns, which,
estimated at last year's vote, give Jewell's
Kellogg in elected to Congress by fifty
Cincinnati Election Republican
CiM-rssATi, April 3. Davis. Republi
can, is elected Mayor by a little under
2,000 majority. The returns of twenty
wards show a Republican loes of 582.
The entire Republican city ticket is
Throughout ihe State.
The town elections of Ohio, as far as
reported, show little change in most
town. The temperance question entered
largely into the contest in some places.
The Democratic loes on Mayor's vote in
Cleveland is over four thousand since
i860. Democratic gains V- other points
The Republicans elected the Mayor of
Kvansviilc by eight hunlred majority.
The ftirtte i:icrtion Woman Snf
fiate Dett.oit, sfMB-i April l. Very little
interest is lakwi in the election. The Re
publican State tkiet is elected, but the
returns an- too meagre to give any figures.
The Democrats have about 150 majority
in this city.
Mis. EL B. Gardner voted in the ninth
ward, Ieirai, and Mary Wilson voted at
AxNAros.i-. Mb , April The Repub
licans elected their Mayor to-day by 12
Tilt' Flection Outlook.
St. Loins, April The Democrats
claim the flection to morrow by 2,000
majority, while the Republicans claim
A high wind at Louisville, Sunday
ciaht, oid considerable damage in the
iower part of the city, uprooting trees
and unroofing several houses. No person
Washington, April 3. Mr. Rice ins
troduced a bill to incorporate the Red
River Raft Company. Referred to the
Committee on Commerce. Also a bill to
fix the time for holding the terms of the
United States District Courts in Arkansas.
Mr. Pool introduced a bill to create a
Western Judicial District in North Caro
lina. Public Lands Closed to Colonists.
Mr. Stewart offered a resolution direct
ing the Secretary of the Interior to infoim
the Senate under what laws individuals
and corporations are allowed to bW
large bodies of the public land, closing
them to settlement. Mr. Stewart stated
that with the excep'ion of a mere frac
tion, almost the entire public domains
which had been given away had gone for
the aggrandisement of wealthy private
individuals and corporations.
Able Expose ; ol Southern Radical
ism by Frank Blair.
Mr. Sherman's resolution, instructing
the Judiciary Committee to bring in a
Ku Klux bill, was taken up.
Mr. Blair argued that the measure it
was now proposed to pass was an as
sumption of the power of Congress to
punish violators of State law. This dan
gerous power may, and doubtless will be,
exercised at some 1 uture day, by some
other party, upon the wealthy communi
ties in the North. The system of gov
ernment under which the South is ruled
is a disgrace to our age. This carpet
bag system is perfectly infamous, by
which strangers, adventurers, men of no
character, are ruling over a people whose
ancestors made their States what they
are. It is to the interest of the people of
those States to repress disorders, because
they own the property and pay the taxes.
But it is to the interest of these carpet
baggers to manufacture and magnify
them, because upon that they fatten.
These stories of outrages in North Caro
lina, which had been detailed before a
committee with closed doors, with no op
portunity for refutation, were the utter
ances of men who wouldn't be believed
by any one. In his message to the Le
gislature Gov. Holdeo said expressly,
that no disorders existed in North Caro
Alluding to the reconstruction ac's.
Mr. Blair said that whenever the Sunreme
Court had any opportunity to pass upon
any question connected with them it had
invariably pronounced them unconstitu
tional, and C ngres?, knowing they were
unconstitutional passed an act to prevent
the Supreme C urt from deciding directly
upon its reconstruction measures.
Reiterating his Broadhead letter, he
said he believed the President having
taken an oath to support the constitution
should stand to that oath, whether against
Congress or individuals. Congress vio
lating the constitution was no rant than
a mob. If the army was withdrawn, the
infamous carpet-bag governments would
tail ot themselves.
He referred to the address issued du
ring the political canvass of 1S68 to the
negroes of North Carolina, advising
them to burn the barns of people who
discharged them on account of polities,
and which had been wr.tten by United
States Senator Pool and Judge Read.
The testimony of a negro before the
committee showed that negroes had con
fessed that they were instigated to bare
burning by Gov. Holdtn and pardoned
wuen convicted. It ha3 been indispu a-
bly proven that the origin of the Loyal
Leagues in tue South was for the purpose
of compelling negroes to vote the Radi
cal ticket. C'orruntijD, fraud and vil
lainy reigned supreme in the North and
South Carohnas. Tne people were
plundertd of their substar.ee by an army
of carpet-baggers. The debts of the
States had been enormously increased,
etc. He quoted from Republican papers
of South Carolina severely commenting
on ihe venality of the L r:latuT. and
also from the remarks ot Gov. Scott.
One of the greatest curses afflicting
South Carolina was the horde of un
scrupulous adventurers from the North
coming down there for purposes of
plunder. Of the South Carolina Legis
lature but thirteen were white and the
remainder all blacks; but nineteen could
read and write grammatically.
Ihe debts of otner Southern Srates
have been enormously increased under
Radical rule. He knew Gov. Warmouth.
f Louisiana, well. Warmouth went
from Missouri ragged and naked, without
money to pay for his breakfast. Now
he lives in a paiace and r. lis in wealth,
and he (Blair) was informed never
signed a bill without a price.
1 he Radicals had kept i erger s ca-e
out of the Supreme Court, because the
reconstruction acts, under which he was
committed would be declared unconstitu
tional. They thus confessed these acts
unconsiitutionJ. Yet without them they
wouid be in a minority of a minority.
Without concluding, Blair gave way,
and the Senate adjourne 3.
The Kii-Klux Debate
The House nsumed consideration of
the Ku Klux bill. It was agreed that gen
eral debate shall continue to-dy and to
morrow, with evening sessions, and Wed
nesday forenoon the House to consider the
bill usder the ten minutes' rule, and the
amendments to be decided as in commit
tee of the whole.
Mr. Shanks, of Indiana, said the lu'e
war had decided that the national Gov
ernment was superior to State goverj
ments. The design f the opponents of
this bill was to get control of the South
ern States for political purposes.
Mr. Backley, of Alabama, said bund
dreds of thousands of peaceable citizens
of Alabama would welcome any measure
tending to bring peace and order out of
lawlessnts3 and relieve them from ter
rible apprehensions of injury to persons
Mr. Kinsclla, of New York, thought
the people of the South should be left to
manage their own affairs.
Mr. Van" Trump argued especially
against that portion of the bill proposing
to suspend the privilege of the writ of
habeas corpus at the pleasure of the
Mr. Ellis, of New York, said if, as
Jeff Davis had just proclaimed at Selma,
State sovereignty i.sto triumph. the Empire
State demands pro:cclion for her citizens
maltreated in Alabama and Virginia, and
claims the aid of the National Govern
ment for that purp He.
Mr. Biggs said this bill would become
as hateful as the Alien and Sedition Law,
and cover its authors and supporters with
Mr. Bright approved the bill.
The House took a recess.
At the evening session Messrs Duke, of
Virginia, Winchester and McIIeiiry, of
Kentucky, and Vaughan, of Tencessec,
snoke aeainst the bill, and McKee, of
Mississippi, and Beatty advocated it.
The House adjourned.
Daring Attempt al Kobbcry In Open
Nkw York, April 1 A daring attempt
was made to day to rob the Central Bank
Savings Bank. Three men entered the
bank, and after locking the front door,
bound and gagged the paying teller, .Mr.
Kliison, and proceeded to rifle the eafes.
Br. Hadden, one of the Directors, finding
the door locked, broke it open, when the
burglars tied through the rear and es
caped. Another Advance on Nails.
The nail manufactories of the United
States have determine! to raise prices 25
cents per keg in addition to that ordered
a month ago.
Paris Again the Seat of War
Valerien Opens on the Rebels
McMahon Leads Thi ers' Forces
Victoria Visits Ch'selhurst
aria Threatened with Famine.
London, April 1. Advices from Paris
state that the city is threatened with the
horrors of another famine. Provisions
are already becoming very scarce, and
the supply at present is exceedingly lim
ited. The city is now entirely without gas.
and the streets are nightly enshrouded in
London, April 2. Dispatches from
Paris have been received, stating that the
Bourse has been seized under orders from
the Commune, and the issuing of as
signats, or paper currency, will be at
Tbe Bank of Franco.
The Nationals have occupied the build
ing of the Credit Financier. The party
of order still hold possession of the Bank
ot r ranee, the bank, however, to save
itself from being plundered, has advanced
three million of francs to the insurgents.
The organization and equipment of
marching battalions in Paris is actively
going on. The army of Versailles has
occupied St. Cloud and the line, of the
ITIcTf anon in the Field.
Versailles, April 2, 3 p. m.- The
army of Versailles is composed of vet
crans under McMahon, and it is claimed
will number 50,000. The greatest activity
prevails in military circles here, and the
army it being daily increased by fresh ac
quisitions of returned prisoners.
Civil War Begun.
Paris, April 2, m. The Journal des
Debats reports a collision at the bridge at
Sevres with Ducrat s men, and adds that
the battalions of the command were on
the alert last' night, fearing an attack.
There were 10,000 men in the Bois de
Boulogne, and a large number bivouacked
in the Champ Elysees. The gates at Mali-
lot. Antui and lJont du Jour were closed.
The S&ciale, a new evening journal,
has proposed the abolition of the inherit
ance of property, and the Cri du Peuple
approves the measures.
Vbrsaii.lbs, April 2. Seenits, with
nine hundred men, has defeated the in
surgents at Narbonne and captured their
Marseilles has recognized the regular
London, April 2. Bismarck has in
formed Thiers that, unless the indemnity
is paid before the 15th inst., eighty thous
sand Germans will enter Paris to suppress
the revolution, and will remain until the
money is ail paid.
Berlin, April 2. An official announce
ment has been made by Chancellor Von
Bismarck that Germany will not inter
fere between the Provisional Government
of France and the insurgents, so long as
the interests of Germany are not endan
gered. Fort Valerien Opens o n the lur
(rent Tk I mii, r Driven tritbin
the Halls, with a Lose of 5JOO 71 en
Paris, Sunday evening April 2, via.
London, 6 a. m., April B. Fighting has
been going on since yesierday evening at
various poiDts in the Place de LaCon
eorde. Tuis morning cannonading wai
distinctly audible in the direction of
Neuilly. The fortress on Ml Valerien
opened upon the columns of the Nationals
which were marching on Courlebois and
kept up a continuous fire for several
hours to prevent them from establishing
themselves in position there. The Na
tionals were finally compelled to retreat
sfter suffering considerable loss.
A special to the London Times says the
fighting at Courleboie was sharp. Re
ports are conflicting as to what side fired
first The Nationals were at first driven
into Courleboie, vther.; the maintained
themselves for a time protected by the
houses. They were at last shelled out
by the Valeriens and fell back to the
bridge at Neuilly, where they kept up a
hot fusiiade. From this point they were
again forced to retire, and finally with
drew into the city and shut the gates.
The Versailles troops didn't attempt to
follow. An estimate, probably exag
gerated, puts the loss of the National
Guards at 200. The Government troops
shot their prisoners as rebels. There is
popular indignation against Versailles.
Kegel I t&ra Fraternizing.
Other special dispatches report that the
74th regiment of the line came to Paris
Saturday and fraternized with the Na
The Peace Conference Adjourns.
Bkcssrls, April 1. The Peace Con
ference has concluded its sittings. Special
dtlegates have been appointed for the pur
pOEe of decisively settling the question of
the boundary line between France and
Prussia, and also of deciding the commer
cial and other ejuestions now at issue be
tween the two countries.
London, April 3. A dispatch from
Brussels, says the second sitting of the
Peace Conference was field to-day.
The Commune Indicts tbe Thiers
Kcg-ime and Confiscate Their Pro
perty. LoHDOX, April 3, 10 p. m. The Paris
Commune has issued a decree arraigning
Thiers, Favre, Picard, Duffaur, Simon
and Porthuan before the tribunal of the
people, and ordering their properties to
lie seized. Another decree pronounces
the separation of Church and State, sup
presses religious bodies, and abolishes
Victoria Visits Chisel hurst.
London, 0:30 a. m., April 8. Queen
Victoria visits Napoleon at Chiselhurst
The Emperor's Uvsponse
Bhri.in, April 3. The Kinperor Wil
liam in replying to the congratulatory ad
dress voiul by the Heichttag, thanks that
body for its loyalty and devotion, praises
the heroism of the German soldiers, and
points to the visible guidance of God in
the recent war. He expresses a belief
that German nationality in Alsace and
Loraine has been merely defaced and not
destroyed, during the compulsory union
of those provinces with France. The
Emperor concludes as follows: "Being an
old man, I merely lay the foundation of
an empire which my successor must com
Ceded to (iermanr.
Behlis, April 2. Negotiations for
the oe sion of Luxembourg to Germany
have been concluded satisfactorily, and it
is announced that the Grand Duchy will
in future form a part of the German
Cardinal Antonclli to Design.
Koms, April 1. The resignation of His
Reverence, Cardinal Antonelli, Secretary
of S ate and President of the Ministerial
Council, is considered probable. The age
and failing health of the Cardinal are
stated to be the cause of this step.
N ASH VILL E,
AVE RECEIVED THEIR
of the TRADE.
A G E IT T S IFOIR,
DIEB0LD & KIEMLE'S HRfi AND BUR6SLAR-PB00F SAFES,
Buffalo Scale Works Co.
HKADQUAKTERS tor BURDEN S HOUSE AND MUL SHOES.
" " Ausable Horse Nails,
M Bojn ton's Lightning Saws.
apri lm lpp
Annexation- The Hornet President
Baez Supposed Killed in Battle.
Kingston, April 3. Advices from
Hayti to the 1st inst. announce that there
is much feeling against the President be
cause his secretary favors annexation.
The President's life is threatened.
Some Haytien merchants have pur?
chased the steamer Hornet, and the crew
has gone to New York. Capt. Hudson
and his mate, disgusted with the ineffi
ciency of the leaders of the expedition,
have also gone to New York.
The Government being considered un
stable, gold has advanced suddenly from
200 to 450.
There were several engagements recent
ly on the Dominican frontiers. In one
e-f these a General, supposed to be Baez,
A duel was fought at Port-au-Prince
between a Dominican and a son of the
Minister of Finance, in which the latter
The country is ripe for revolution.
to Us by tbe Govern
ment. Washington, April 3, 7:30 p. v.The
synopsis ot tne pasi an nours is sis roi
lows : The area of low pressure which
was, on Sunday evening, over Lake
Michigan, is now over Lake Ontario.
The pressure has varied slightly, and is
now somewhat higher in the Southwest.
It has risen in the extreme Northwest
and is now falling. Clear and clearing
weather now prevails from the Gulf to
the UDDer lakes. Brisk and high winds
have been experienced from the Missouri
river to Lake Huion. Threatening!) and
rainy weather prevailed on Lake Ontario
and in the Middle States.
It is probable that gentle winds with
partially cloudy weather will on Tuesday
le experienced, from Pennsylvania west
and south to the Mississippi V alley, and
a falline barometer with ttreatening and
rainy weather in New York and the East
Railroad Accident on the Louisville
Branch Tit' o MeeplOK t ars Kollcu
down an Embankment tine F r
son Killed and Fifteen .Injured
Memphis, April The express -rin
from Louisville for Memphis and New
Orleans run over a cow at Cumberland
Station at half past four this morning
throwing four cars iucludme two sleeping
cars off, turning them over, down an em
bankment tifteeu feet. Ihe master linage
builder was killed and seme fifteen pas
sengersjwounded. Mr. Rogers and wi!:e of
New Orleans, and a German from Clarks-
ville were severely injured. Mrs. Kogers
had to be left at the station. Hid the
cars ruu off on the other side they wouid
have gone dowL an embankment of forty
feet into the Cumberland river.
Tue Sad End of Au.Nln.
Omaha, April 3. At Black Foot Mont
. ... . i -1 1 . i
a miner, Jobn Morten, snoi anu sineu a
Chinamen named Ati Sin. The difficulty
was atiout water. A du achment of Chi
nese chased Mortell ino town, firing at
him thirty or forty times without effiatf.
Mortell and a dozen Chinamen were ar
rested. SAN FRANCISCO.
An Annual Shake.
San Fhanisco, April 3. An earthquake
was last evening ien eeneiauy mruugu
the middle of the State. Not the slightest
damage anywhere. It was exactly a year
since the last shock.
One Hundred snd Seventy I'crsDna
Killd by Neeroes within Two
Mbmphis, April 2. The Appeal's Jack
son Miss., special says:
"Perfect crder and quiet reign through
out the State. Disorders have only oc
curred in three or four counties along the
Alabama line, and there people were fearl
fully plundered by tbe School Tax Com
missioners, who robbed them with nt
mercy. No Federal officer has ever en
countered resistance or indignity in the
discharge of his official duties. Al! of
them held State as well as Federal off! re?,
and in the latter capacity, they have met
resistance as stated.
"In two years, in all sorts of riots and
rows, about one hundred and seventy peo
ple have been killed by negroes in Missis
sippi. The Governor will publish a list
of these accidents and incidents in a few
days. He has before him accurate tables
of statistics of Mississippi murders.
When the amiable Ames reads them, he
will conless tht he ha3 been duped by
lying scoundrels who furnished the facts
on which he (Ames) based his absurd lit
tle speech a fe w days ago in the Uuittd
A Young married White Woman
Beaten to Death tvith a Hatchet
by a Negro.
murderer nt Large but Hotly
Pursued by tbe Citizens.
From the Jackson, (Tonn.) Telegraph, March 31.
We learn from conductor Williamson
as we go to pies?, that a white lady, of
high social position, who hael been mar
ried but three weeks, was brutally beaten
to death in Columbus, Ky., night before
last, by a black fiend, who entered the
house in her husband's absence. He re
turned just in time to see the d 1 escipe,
not suspecting atything wrong he passed
into his wife's room and found her, like
poor Mrs. Van Haok, weltering in her
blood. The murderer in the meantime
had made his escape. The whole coun
try is in pursuit and ere this reaches our
readers we hope that he will be captured
King Charles of Roumania has post
poned his abdication, and will wait to see
if the elections go to suit him.
8PBINfl STOCK, TO WHICH THEY INVITE THE ATTENTION
nuovn coustw uockt.
Reports Kallroad Commissioners
Finances Suspension Brldg-e
Paupers, etc. , etc.
The conrt was called to order yesterday
morning at ten o'clock, Jndge Turner in
the chair. On a call of the roll, forty-six
magistrates were found to be present.
The minutes of the last meeting were
then read and approved.
The Judge stated that at the last term of
the court there had been a great deal ot
disorder and he had therefore requested
Mr. Norvell to act as an assistant officer to
wait on the court. The motion being put
to the court, was lost.
The Courthouse Committee presented a
report, stating that soon after the January
term, they had employed James William
son as Janitor, and recommended that his
salary be fixed at $75 a month.
'Squire Meacham thought that this sub
ject snouid tie postponed, so that some ac
tion snonid De taken to do away with the
porters, who, altogether, were now receiv
ing $5 or $ C a day for doing nothing, ex
cept to open and shut the doors.
Squire Meacham moved that the report
be received, and its adoption postponed
for the present.
Squire Paul moved that the committee's
report be received and adopted, and Squire
Paul's motion carried.
Squire Wand presented the finance ac
counts, amounting to $3,132-82. The
items were read and the ac-ounts allowed.
utner accounts were laid on the table for
Squire Wilkinson and other Magistrates
on the committee on pesthouse presented a
r eport, stating tfcat since last report two
small-pox pat-eats had been admitted, but
that there were no 6mall-pox patients re
maining in the pcsth inse at present.
The agreement made by the pesthouse
committee to paj Dr. Wilkinson ten dollars
a day for treatment of patients was read,
and Squiie Max y moved to non-concur.
Squire Wilkirs'jn stated that Dr. Wilkin
son de-ired to be released from the con.
Squiie Neylan moved that Dr. Wilkin
son be allowed the same amount for his
services as was paid last year, namely ten
dollars a day. Squire Xeylan's motion
earned almoat unanimously.
A short inten-iission was taken in order
to pas around two baskets of fine apples
presented by Mr. John B. CorIy, of the
'Squire Tayior presented a verbal report
iu regard to the Coun'y Atylum, and sta
ted mat it was in good condition, and also
that about seventy patients were present.
The Finance Committee presented a
lengthy report, stating that the Com
mittee had undertaken the laborious task
ol making proper settlements with retired
county officers from the year 1840 to the
present time, but owing to the great labor
required, the Cummittee could not make a
detailed lannrt sq In t'r.ia
Committee also? equ9sted the court to al
low the Committee a competent clerk.
The report was received and filed.
I tie t-cnool Committee reported that
there were 107 schools iu operation in the
county, 68 being in the country districts.
Several other schools will probably be
btarted early in April. The Committee
referred to the tabular statement, filed at
the February term, for statistical informa
The Commissionero of Public Roads
reported that they had examined all the
turnpike roads north of the Cumberland,
and found all of them in pretty fair condi
tion, except the Brick church pike and
the White's creek pike, which were
found in a most miserable condition.
The Commissioners ordered the gates
on these roads thrown open till the
law was complied with in regard to public
roads. A bill was filed in the Chancery
Court, enjoining the action of the County
Court, and Chanoellor East granted the
injunction, "arrogaicg to himself a power
that is only granted by a recent decision
of the Snpreme Court to a Constitution
al Convention. We submit with all re
spect, if the action cf this court are to be
enjoined by tbe Chancellor, the County
Court is a nullity."
Squire Maxey offered an additional re
port, supplementary to the report of the
Turnpike Road Commissioners, stating
that no reflection upon Chancellor East
The above reports were reeseived and
The Railroad Commissioners elected at
the February term, made a lengthy report,
stating several tbing3 which have hereto
fore been published. They report that
they have examined the reports of the
Tennessee and Pacific Railroad and the
Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad, and
state also that they cast the vote of the
county, at the elections held by those roads.
The committee further report that there is
grea necessity for an early investigation
and examination of the conduct and man
agement of the Nashville and Northwestern,
the Nashville and Decatur, and the Louis
villo and Nashville railroads, so far as the
interest of the county is concerned. The
Commissioners also rep rted that they had
elected a Secretary and Treasurer, to take
thfl place of Judge vVhitworth.
Squire Meacham remarked that the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company
had spent from $140,000 to $200,000 of
the money of Davidson county, without
ever having consulted the county, or ask
ing any questions, and this money had
also been spent illegally and unlawfully.
These things ought to be investigated. The
report of the Railroad Commissioners was
The committee, to whom was referred
the subject of excessive toll charged by the
Broad street SufpenMon Bridge Company,
reported that they had examined the char
ter of said company and found that the
company was not charging more toll than
they were authorized by their charter to
The report of the committee was re
ceived. A large number of applications were
made for assistance to paupers, and about
nine hundred dollars were appropri ated in
snms ringing from twenty dollars up to
The petition of Stokeley Donelson and
others to close an old road locatad in the
4th district, commencing at the Lebanon
pike, near the Hermitage church, and
runnirg south, was read and the petition
On motion the assessors' books were re
ceived, and Wednesday morning was fixed
as the time when the Court would equal
ize the assessments.
Adjourned till 10 o'clock this morning.
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IMPORTANT TO DISTILLERS.
Distillers' Bands, Notices. Special
Taxes, etc .
The following important notice to distil
lers, either those who propose oontinnicg
or quitting the business, was received at
the Assessor's office in this city yesterday,
trom J. W. Douglas, Deputy United States
Commissioner. The Deputy Commis
sioner in order to revtnt confusion and
delay in the operations of distillers de
siring to continue or commence business
after April 30, 1871, asks strict compliance
with the subjoined, which we are assured
will be rigidly enforced. Those interested
will act accordingly:
Distillers should understand, that with
the last day of April their rights as distil
lers cease, and those intending to then dis
continue distilling, must so arrange their
t uiaess as to terminate all work at th ir
distilleries on the last day of April, and
not, as has been so frequently done, have
beer on hand to be distilled in the first
days of May. This office cannot do other
wise in such cases than to tres the parties
as illicit distillers. Distillers intending to
discontinue business should oc the 30th
day of April register their stills as not for
use. A distiller desiring to continue his
business, can only do so legally by giving
his notice, Form 27, and execu
ting his bond on the firt day of May,
in compliance with the requirements
of said Section 7. Such distiller should
have his bond complete and ready for exe
cution, with his notice, Form 27, prepared
and presented to tbe Assessor, a sufficient
length of time in advance of the first day
of May to enable him to make the reef ssa
ry investigations by thnt day, so that he
may. on the first day of May, whe-i the
bond is executed, approve or disapprove
such bond. When the bond is approved
on the first day of May. the distiller may
continue his work at his distillery ; but
where the bond is disapproved, the mere
fact of having pre ented it confers no right
upon the distiller, but he will be regarded
as having failed to give bond R reqnired
by said section, and must ceasn all w .-rk at
his distillery. The Assessor, in approving
the bonds, should endorse bis approval
thereon, Riving the date of snc-h approval,
and sign his name thereto ofl i illy. The
fact that the distiller may fail to renew Lis
bond, or that the bond offend by him fciay
not bo approved, does not require tho
withdrawal of the spirits that he may have
in bonded warehouse, nor woik a discon
tinuance of snch bonded warehouse. It is
true, that a d'stillery warehouse will orly
be ettiblished for an au-horized distiller
and at an authorized distillery; yet, hav
ing been i-o established, tbe distiller has
acquired tbe right under the laws to have
his spirits remain in bond according to the
condition of bi warehousing bond, which
is, that the tax shall be paid thereon be
fore removal from such distillery ware
house, and within one yi ar from the date
of such bond.
A Baptist Church, with sixteen mem
bers, has latelj been organized in Mary-ville.
Porter & Co.,
EIXiAi A. MTT.l.sn
street, Nashville, Tenn
HIE .l KM t CELEBRATION.
ol tne Centr
al i oin-
in it tee.
The Central Committee appointed to
make arrangements for the Peace Celebra
tion, met at Tamer Hall on Sunday morn
ing, at 10 o'clock. On a call of the roll,
twenly-one members of the committee
were found present,
A subscription list was opened, before
proceeding to business, and $147 was col
lected in a few moments. The Central
Committee then organized by electing the
following officers :
President Charles Nelson.
Secretary P. R. Albert
Treasurer H. Me z.
The Finance Committee was then au
thor izd to solicit contributions from the
German citizens of Nashville and vicinity.
On motion of Mr. Knhm, the Chairmen
of the different committees were request
ed to report, as a separate committee, the
charges for admission to the various places
of amusement on the day of celebration.
The Committee unanimously reported
as follows :
To the picnic, to be held at the Horti
cultural Garden, all persons participating
in the procession Free.
Ladies and children Free.
All ethers r0 cents.
To the Balls Gentlemen's tioket 50
Tho report was adopted.
Mr. C. C. Giers was elected G -and Mar
shal of the Day, to act in conjunction with
the Procession Committee.
On motion, tbe Invitation Committee,
MSMBSSSSSJ of Messrs. Knhm, Giers and
H fiman, were ordered to publish 1,000
copies of a daily pap t to be called the
' ' ZeitiuKj." The publication of this
pater commenced yesterday and will be
continued until the IStfe inst.
A resolution was ad jpted requesting the
German ladies of the city and vicinity to
meet at Turner Hall at 3 o'clock this even
ing, with the Central Committee, for the
purpose of procuring their assistance in
preparing suitable decorations and devices
to be used in the procession.
The com mil tee then adjourned to meet
at the same place to-night at 7 o'clock,
when tbe various committees will make
St (ieorgc'i Society.
The St. George's Society held a general
meeting last night, at which there was a
large attendance. It was decided to hold
a grar.d picnic at Priestly Springs on the
L'lrh inot. , in celebration ot St. George's
day, dr tails and particulars of which will
be published shortly. A tine time may be
Agents of the Tennessee Immigration
Association have just returned from trips
through the counties of Franklin, Grundy
and Marion, meeting the most encourag
ing Miccesa. The people are alive to the
importance of the work. The first men,
we learn, of each of those counties have
taken hold sad organized suboriinate
societies, from which many and permanent
good results are expected to accrue.
Removed from opposite th Maxwell
Home to BROWNE'S BLOCK,
34 Horth Summer rtreet, near
Union, where he is offer
ing a most desirable stock of
NewStyles in Spring? Overcoats
WI1TER WEAR AT LOST PRICES
TRUE FIT SHIRTS !
Patent Pantaloon Drawers.
THE LAP0RTE KID GLOVE,
The Russian Brace!
SH IRTS MADE TO OBOES.
Now is the time to leave
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The Weiler House.
We take pleasure in commending the
Weller House, 48 South Cherry street, to
those desiring to obtain board in the city,
as firt clans in every particular. The sit
uation is on one of the most pleasant
streets; is centrally located, being near the
Maxwell House, and street oars paas the
door every ten or fifteen minutes.
The guests of the house enjoy the best
edibles the market affords, and served in a
style that can but satisfy the most fastid
ious. We bespeak for tha energetic and
polite manage to ent the large patronage
that is justly merited by tbe endeavor to
furnish accommodations at a reasonable
rate, and make guests feel entirely at
home at the Weller House.
Meeting of the Board of n&yor and
The regular meeting of the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen of Edgefield was held
last night, Mayor Glenn in the ohair, and
all the Aldermen present.
The Mayor gave notice to the members
of the Board that Mr. Searight, the Treasu
rer of the Board of Education, had received
another $1,000 from Dr. Sears, the agent
of the Peabody Fund, and congratulated
the Board on the financial condition of the
schools of Edgefi Id.
Aid. Marks, from the Finance Commit
tee, presented the report of the Revenue
Collector, showing collections of 72.30.
He also submitted a report from the Ke
oorder, showing collections of 68.65.
Tbe Treasurer presented a report show
ing a balance on hand of $217.34.
Aid. Lessenr, from Street Committee,
reported $14 75 expended on the streets
since last meeting.
Under the head of unfinished business,
Aid. Jenkins called up the bill providing
for the re-organization of the public
schools. The bill was read section by
section, and after the introduction of sun
dry amendments, was adopted as a whole
on its third reading.
After which the Board adjourned.