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.Gold fell in New York yesterday from
112J to 112, closing slightly firmer.
Tennessee Bonds closed in XewTork
last evening at 75 for the old issue and
75$ for the new.
Cottos meets a moderate request in
New Tork at 19Jc for middling, closing in
oujers' iavor.
r Onrnews dispatches this morning an-
nounce a not unexpected event the death
of the distinguished editor In-chief of the
New York Tribune, and late candidate for
the Presidency of the United States-
Horace Greeley. The reports of his 111-
nefa for a week past, though cautiously and
liopafuUy given, were of a grave tenor, In
dicating that the robust frame and
masterly intellect alike were laboring under
profound depression, and on yesterday eve
ning at. Tarrytown, New York, the end
came "consciously and peacefully," says
the telegraph. Scare ly had the Amer
ican people turned from the annual .Thanks
giving, when thsy are called to mourn the
loss of one of the most eminent citizens of
the Republic, and one whose loss at this
Juncture may well be deemed a public
The general familiarity with Mr. Gree-
ley's career enhanced by his recent prom.
inonce in the eyes of the country pre
cludes tho necessity of extended biographic
detail. He was a native of New Hamp
shire and of humble parentage, and would
have reached bis sixty-second year in Feb
ruary next. By the time ha was of adult
age, he was a printer, and like everything
else that he was, ho was a good one. After
a year or two spent on the provincial press,
he entered New York city with a scanty
purse and scarcely a change in his ward
robe, unknown, and unfriended save by his
own steadfast soul and manly mind. After
a year or two spent at the compositor's case,
lie established the "Morning Post," the first
penny paper ever issued, but this venture
in journalism soon failed. In a brief time,
this was seconded by the "New Yorker" a
weekly political and literary sheet, which,
in connection with editorial labor on several
other journals, engaged his attention until
1810. In this year, ho issued the "Log
Cabin," a campaign paper in the interest
of the Whig party which rose to power In
the autumn of that year. Iu this time, his
frauki incisive pen the master ot a sterling
style of writing, and teeming with bold
thoughts had achieved an enviable repu
tation. His accurate observations, prodi
gious memory, and trenchant views of pub
lic affairs had made him an ally sought by
the leading politicians of the school to which
he belonged, and the foundation of his
subsequent brilliant journalistic career was
securely laid.
In 1841, the Now York Tribune appeared,
and its advent marked an epoch in the his
tory of American journalism. It was from
that day to this, Horace Greeley in type,
and it is not Invidious to say that it was the
ablest and most widely influent ill news
paper ever printed. Others of its great
contemporaries in this country may have
exceded it I some features in enterprise
and indiscriminate variety of matter; and
some of the European journals may hare
been more scholaily and profound in edi
torial disquisition, and graced with mora
critical polish; but the Tribune stood in tho
front rank in all the departments of a great
newspaper, and scarcely a number, until
-within the past six months, failed to carry
the vigorous impress of the powerful Intellect
of its founder. On every current topic of
political, social and general interest, it was
freighted with weighty thought, tersely and
forcibly expressed. Though partizan, and
emphatically "the tower of strength" to tho
Whig party for a decade, and the builder
and architect cf the Republican party of to
day, Horace Greeley and his Tribune were
Independent in the true sense of the term,
fearlessly differing with the statesmen of
l)oth of them, and never truckling to tho
expediencies cf the mere politicians of
cither. There was a frankness and bold
honesty in the Tribune that reached and
swayed tho people, and perhaps no publica
tion ever had so large and implicit a follow
ing. In the public mind of this country,
and among men of all sections and shades
of opinion, Mr. Greeley and the Tribune
are Inseparably associated. It was his
great life-work, and will be his noblest mon
ument. Its pages embody his career,
and "demand mention in whatever might
he written of him. After a 1 etirement of a
few months, enforcechby circumstances, all
will now recall the brief but suggestive
lines is which the veteran, but a few weeks
sinco resumed the helm of its conduct.
Lifted, as ho was by the recent event, above
tha "smoke and stir" of the partizanship of
tho hour, ho prefigured for his loved Tri
bune a yet loftier sphere of usefulness, and
a broader and more beneficent scope of
labors. -Alas! the journal will survive, but
the noble spirit which erst ruled from its
tripod, tottered for a while, and has Mien
in doath.
Of Mr. Greeley's political tenets, and of
the fierce earnestness with which ho en
forced them, and the profound and perma
nent effect they have wrought in the Repub
lic, it does not behoove us In this hour to
speak. It is enough to say that we dis
sented, but, while differing, none could but
sJmire tho chivalrous ability, and the noble
candor of the man. He lived to see them
triumph, and his last notable labor
was a struggle to prevent their
perversion and prostitution, and
though unsuccessful, nothing iu his
great career, so splendidly displayed the
material of his character. As a candidate
for the Presidency, lie passed the usual or
deal cf misrepresentation and defamation,
but hison course was unblemished by a
fault. His letter of acceptance was a brief
manual of political wisdom adapted to the
time, and the series of addresses he care
fully delivered, were matchless in matter
and expression clear, candid and convinc
ing. Those who knew his power as a wri
ter, were called to admire him as a pungent
and forcible jpeaker. He was defeated, and
this is riot the place for political comment
on the event; but one consideration
rises to the mind. The parly which
set 1.1m aside was more deeply
Indebted to him than any living man. He
was its intellectual head, its very soul. Tho
man bom it preferred iu comparison with
him, w s but the band of its strength, and ,
not its noblest hand. Who can say but that j
the chagrins of a great spirit sensitively
consents iu this regard, as well it might be,
was lb weight that broke it?
Mr. GrMny i,a8 passed lnl0 hjst0IT.
lastdaya were saddened by a stroke of do
mestic rlet in which he had the sympathy
of the whole country, one whose watching
and the acuto distress it caused doubtless
contributed to tho event now so deep
ly deplored. We are loth to believe
that that majestic brain had passed under
an eclipse, but conjecturo that its signs of
weakness were but the premonition of the
dissolution so shortly following. Had it
been otherwise, death was preferable to its
living ruin. It is to be hoped that his last
moments were p2aceful and conscious, for
in tho midst of the griefs which went with
him to his tomb, there was one thought of
earthly matters which could bring solace,
The people of the South whom he had bo
long opposed, were at peace with him, and
despite of political differences, tho entire
people of the. country he had so ably
ssrved, were prepared, to receive his
record in a temper of impartial
justice. I bat record need not now be dis
cussed with freedom. He wrought power
fully, and the results in which he was so
conspicuous an actor, have yet to be meas
ured. Whether their quantum of good or
ill will outweigh, the future can alpno de
cide. As a high type of man self-reliant,
resolute, upright, and fearless, dignifying
labor both by speech. and example, he is a
commendable model to the youth of his
country; and as a .Statesman, Philosopher
and Reformer, deserves a noble niche In
tho pantheon of the great characters of
Kctva of Greeley's Death.
Wasbingtos, Nov. 29. Frequent in
quiries 4were made to-day by all classes iu
regard to Horace Greeley's health and much
sympathy was expressed on his behalf. A
report cf his death being in circulation
early this evening and having reached the
President, he and his family as a token of
respect did not attend the reception of the
Diplomatic Corps given by the Secretary of
State and to which he was invited, but sent
a note explaining the causa of their ab
sence. lioraoo Porter leaves the "JHes."
Gen. Horace Porter has been elected Vice
President of the Pullman Palace Car Com
pany, headquarters New York. In case of
Gen. Porter's acceptance, which is. proba
ble, Gen. Bancroft will be assigned to the
position of Secretary to the President.
IjAteb. uen. Horace i'orter has accept
ed the Vice Presidency of the PullmanPal
ace Car Company.
Cabinet Council.
All members of the Cabinet were presr.
ent to-day. Xa9 principal business was"
the reading of the President's message. ;
German Immigration.
The German Minister denies the story
telegraphed hence that his government had
taken measures for the prevention of emi
Tho Army.
Gen. Sherman's report 6hows the actual
force enlisted in the army to be 29.336:
commissioned officers 2,104. He submits
with this report those of all officers com
manding military department divisions.
which he states are so mil thatthey leave
him only to submit them for ppprovaL
Old Probs.
The Chief Signal Officer in his annual
repoit for the current year urges the pro
priety of an established organization for the
officers of signal service, owing to Ihe rapid-.
ly increasing extent ana importance ot tlieir
The Texan Border.
New Yoke, Nov. 29. It is said that tho
Mexican border commissioner demand tbat
Gen. Cortina be court martialed: that the
Mexicans be held responsible for demands:
alsothit tho Texan frontier be patrolled by
Fronde Falls to Come to Time.
New Yobk, Nov. 29. The indisposition
of Froude prevented his reception to-night
by Faust of .Brooklyn.
A Twenty Years I.nwmlt.
Tha twenty years litigaiion for possessio
of Jackson Hollow, the famous equatte
locality of Brooklyn, is ended oy a decision
of the Court of Appeals in favor of the pur
chasers uuder execution sales ana against
the survivors of tha Jackson family. The
property valued at 300,000 was purchased
for $3,D0O.
The Cost of Courtinc
Tho general term of (hi cry court of
Brooklyn ha3 affirmed the verdic: of $15,000
damage in the breach of promise Drought
by Roxcelleaa Homan against Alexander
Eiri. The case now goes to the Court of
nonoors on uroauway.
Eaton, who was attacked on Broadway,
died this morning. The. assailants wsre
Toombed for murder.
A Chauee for Justice.
It Is understood that Judge, Brady will
hold the December term of the Criminal
Court, and will sit throush until all the
great criminals here ara disposed of.
The IVot'wcslor In Wall Street.
At Mlddletown, New York it has trans
pired that Wm. W. Graham and Chas
Horton, Cashier of the Walkill National
Bank used the moneys of the institution
to tha amount of about a hundred thousand,
in Wall street speculations, and being con-
corned in tha Northwestern corner ware
swamped to a large extent. The result is
a ruu on the Dank aud its failure. The
bank officers were men of prominence.
Jugde Faucher will hear argument of
counsel to-morrow for a stay of proceed
ings in the case of Henry Rogers, sen
tenced to be hanged Friday next, for the
murder of officer Douahoe, of Brooklyn.
Dennis Aoonau, whose extradition on a
charge of forgery is sought by the British
Consul, was denied discharge to-day or re
lease on bail.
Tho Woodhull Appeals to Uncle 6am.
Application to the United States author
ities to reduce tho bail of Woodhull and
Claflin was refused to-day.
Theatro Burned.
Losses by the burning of Lena Edwin's
Theatre and adjoining buildings yesterday
range from $100,000 to $120,000. The
building cf A. T. Stewart's was damaged to
an extent of $JLO,000.
. ipizooTio.
, , .tJcmphls.
MKiiriif Nov. 29 The Epizootic Is
decreasiftg.. ' . Large numbers of men are
coming iu daily to take tho place of sick
horses and mules.
Sew Orleans.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 29. The epl
zootic continues. Cars on all the lines
south of Canal street have discontinued ex
cept the CarondeleC street line. Olhers
have decreased tbeirusnal numbers of trips.
The cotton presses "have'-mado arrangements
to move cotton by rail 'and steamers. It is
hoped by this means to prevent any serious
impediment to commerce. Few fatal cases
are reported.
A Characteristic Horror.
CmcAGo, Nov. 29. About 9 o'clock this
morning a man named Driver, a carpenter,
becamo enraged at tho refusal of his divorc
ed wife to give him money, with which to
renew his yesterday's drunk, aud shot her
in the side wi:h a pistol, inflictinga wound
which it is belhved will prove fatal. Driver
fled. ,
Street Arabs.
St- Louis, Nov. 29 A beautiful dinner
was given to the news boys and boot-blacks
at the restaurant of Howard & Bovie yes
terday by D. Robert Barclay, proprietor of
the Etening JJhpatch. Nearly two hund
red boys sat, down to tha table. Mayor
Brown. Rev. Dr. Berkley, Judge Primui,
of tho Criminal Uourt, Police Chief Mc
Donough and other prominent citizens were
'pfelentandddrcssed the.bpjs In words
suited'to the occasionsridthelr position in
Ufa. -tr' f "-'
Tho Victim of Overwork.
Details of the Sad Event. r
"Died Conscious and Peacefully."
Monrnfnl Words From tho Bedside
Ufa Condition Thanksgiving Bay.
New Yobk, Ifov. 28. A reporter -who
vtsiteu Tarrytown, where Mr. urceley was
said to be staying, could not at first learn of
nis wnereaDouts, Dut was tola by Mr. tituart
(Mr. Ureeley's friend) that Mr. Greeley was
seclude', and they did not mean to let the
public know where he was. Stuart said
that he was dangerously sick, and had
symptoms of brain fever. "He may live
ten days," he added, "but I doubt it."
Subsequently Mr. Greeley was found to be
staying in the village. Around him were a
number of his friends, including Samuel Sin
clair, John F. Cleveland, Mr. Greeley's
brother-in-law, also his daughters. Three
physicians were there in consultation. They
defined his disease as an organic affection
of tha brain, the result of physical prostra
tion consequent upon his unremitting at
tendance at the bedside of his dying wife.
This, account adds that on the day before
yesterday he lost his consciousness. His
last coherent "words were: "Tho country is
gone, the Tribune is gone, and I am gone."
The physicians say that he may die within
the next t welve hours, although possibly he
may last four or five days. There is little
hope, however, that he will recover con
sciousness before he breathes his last. His
friends say tbat his great physical system
was prostrated by supernuman strains In
cident, to the death of his wife and the
labors of the campaign.
Tne world says that wltnlu tnepast two
days Mr. Greeley was examined by two ex
perts, one the head of a well-known
asylum, and that the verdict as to his con
dition was very unfavorable. The form of
mental alienation manifested by him is
said to be self reproach and agony of mind
at what he deemed his great mistake the
Presidential candidature.
The Tribune editorially has the follow
ing: "We are deeply pained to-day that In
the lastSG hours Mr.Greeley's condition has
changed greatly for tho worse. Through
out yesterday he remained nearly all the
time unconscious. In a consultation ofsome
of the most omicent physicians of the
city, only one was without hope, but re
garded the case as critical and alarming.
xekteraay luorninsr.
New York, Nov. 'J9 The Tribune pub
lishes the following: ''Horace Greeley slept
eight hours and a half Wednesday night,
.which gave him some renewal of strength.
During inursaay ne. was more comtortable
than on Wednesday, though very weak,and
at times unconscious. He receives without
difficulty a sufficient amount of nourish
ment, and at 7 o'clock last night he took
beef tea, and soon afterward went to sleep.
Upon the whole, however, Mr. Greeley's
condition is such as to excite the most
serious apprehensions;"
10 a. ra.
Mr. Greeley's death is expected momen
tarily both by his relatives and the physi
ciaus attending him. Yesterday false re
ports were current in many quarters that
Ills disease terminated fatally, and numbers
besieged the Jrwune office to ascertain the
true state of affairs.
Yesterday evening at the medical con
sultation it was doubtful if- he could live
more than' a few days. Dr. L. A. Ham
mond, one of his physicians, said: "I doubt
if he will live forty-eight longer, and 1
should not be surprised to hear of his death
to-night. While 1 was at his bedside," add
ed the Doctor, "-Mr. weed, an old mend of
Mr. Greeley's, came up, and wishing to test
Mr. Greeiey, i saia: Mir. ureeiey, do you
know Mr. Weeu?' Mr. Greeley stared va
cantly, and answered that he had never met
him iu his life before, and said further:
'I never heard the name of Weed before.' "
The Doctor described Mr. Greeley as talk
ing incoherently all tha time, and being
quite obstinate; says he does uot know his
own daughters. Between 8 and 10 list
night his condition was less favorable than
during the day, Physicians did not antici
pate any important change within twelve
In tho African Methodist Church yester
day the announcement of Mr. Greeley's
condition by tho Presldlug Elder greatly
affected the congregation present. His con
dition has elicited everywhere feelings of
sympathy, and though it is feared that he
cannot recorer, many are unwilling to sur
render all hjpa .that he may not be spared,
a p. si.
The latest advices received at the Tribune
office regarding Greeley's condition this
morning, state that ho failed very much
during ihe night and is apparently sinking
rapdiyr He is sleeping quietly.
Some of the evening papers publish ex
tended sketches bf his history.
&30 P. M.
Mj. Greeley has been iu a state of almost
entire unconsciousness since 8 o'clock this
morning. His pulse, at the wrist is imper
ceptible and his strength is steadily falling.
He appears to suffer very little.
Horace Greeley's life is insured lor one
hundred thousand dollars for the benefit of
the Tribune association.
It is announced that Chappaqua, the boma
f Mr. Greeley, is to be abandoned by the
family; that the property will be auctioned
Horace Greeley died conclous and peace
fully at 6:50 this evening. The Tribune is
sues the following bulletin:
Nov. 29, 8 P. M , Mr. Greeley died very
quietly and without pain at 10 minutes be
fore 7 this evening. He was conscious and
Tho Tribune's Tribute to Its Fallen
The Tribune of to-morrow says:
The melancholy annoucement of the
death of the editor and founder of the
Tribune, though for a few days it has been
expected by his family and intimate friends,
falls upon us with all the shock of a sud
den calamity. He had reached, indeed, a
ripe old age, but time had not laid its with
ering touch upon him. His splendid con
stitution easily bore tho strain of enormous
labor. His mind was as fresh and strong
and suggestive as in the prime of life. His
generous impulses were unchilled by his
disheartening experience through the try
ing campaigu which lias just closed. His
physical vigor, his tact, his intellectual ac
tivity surprised even those who knew him
best, and seemul to promise many years of
It Is certain that no history of the most
critical period in our national life can ever
be written in which Horace Greeley shall
not be a conspicuous figure, but the noblest
career in his eyes was that which is given up
to others' wants; the successful life was
that which is worn out iu the conflict with
wrong and woe; tho only ambition worth
following was the ambition to alleviate hu.
man misery,and leave the world a little bet
ter than he found it. That he had done
this, was the consolation which brightened
his last days, and assured him that he had
not lived in vain.
It is not for us in the first hour of our
loss to paint his character or catalogue his
virtues. Although for several months we
have missed tho inspiration of his presence
aud the guidance of his wise counsels, his
spirit has never ceased to animate those
chosen to continue his works, and the close
bond of sympathy between the chief and
his assistants has never, been broken. We
leave his praises to the poor whom ha suc
cored, to the lowly whom ho lifted up, to
the lave whoso back he saved from tho
lash, to the oppressed whoso wrongs ha
mado his own.
The Herald's Eulosrinm.
The New York Herald in .ts editorla 1 to
morrow, speaking of Horace Greeley, says:
From day to day for a week past, news
of Mr. Greeley's severe mental and physical
prostration have left this community and
the country not wholly unprepared for his
dissolution; and yet w may say of him, as
the expiring chief Red Jacket said of him
self, that the news of his death will come
upon his people like tho sound of the fall of
a giant pine in tho stillness of the woods.
He has iu a mistaken aspiration for
a .higher field of usefulness and
power aud glory, 'fallen -ajjsacrlfico to
hls'pbiltical ambition. He -had failed to
appreciate the commandintz position which
he had secured as a leadinc American Jour
nalist, and in leaviugit to pursue the "ignis
fatuus1' of the Presidency, he dropped the
substance for the shadow of great distinc
tion. Otherwise the history and enduring
rewards ot Greeley's Industrious and use
ful career are full of encouracements to
young men who, without capital, personal
inuuence or powerml mends have the Dai
tle ofllfa before them. He leaves an hon
ored name behind him and the high reward
oi an encouraging example as an American
journalist and self-made man.
Tribune's Account of ills Xast Honrs
The 2Vi6une furnishes the following ac
count of the illness and last hours of Mr.
So. far as any of his associates knew, Mr.
Greeley was in almost as good health as
usual when on the day after the election he
wrote the card announcing his resumption
oi me editorial charge of the Tribune. iis
sleeplessness, known to few, became
greatly worse, but for years he had suffer
ed more or less from the same difficulty,
and now it is clear that a sufficient allow
ance had not been made for the intense
strain upon him throughout the summer,
especially during the last month of his
wife's illness. But It soon became evident
tbat his strength was unequal to the hard
task to which he set himself. He wrote
only three or four careful articles, not one
of them half a column in length; most nota
ble, perhaps was that entitled "Conclu
sions," wherein he summed up his views
of the convass. In all he wrote less than
three and half columns after his return, con
tributlng to only four issttCs of the paper.
Two or three times he handed his assistant
short articles, saying: "There Is an idea
worth using, but I "have not felt able to
work It out properly, you had better put lt
la ehape." At last on Tuesday, the
12th insL, he abandoned the effort to visit
the office regularly, aud sent for the family
physician of Mr. A. J. Johnson, a friend
with whom he was a guest and in whose
house his wife had died. Every effort was
made to induce sleep, bat he grew steadi
ly worse till It became evident that his
case was critical. Dr. Geo. C. S. Choate
and others were called Iu consultation, and
finally It wss decided to take him to Dr.
Choate's residence, two or three miles dis
tant from Greeley's own country house at
Chappaqua. Here ha received the unre
mitting attention or Dr. Choate,
and hera Dr. Brown Sequard, Dr. Brown
and others were called In consultation.
Tho insomnia had developed Into Inflamma
tion of the brain, and under this the vener
ated patient rapidly sans. At times he
was delirious; at other times as clear headed
as ever. He lost flesh and strength with
startling rapidity and in a few days the
possibility of his speedy death forced itself
into unwilling recognition. It was not,
however, till Thursday that his
associates and family brought them
selves to admit It, and even they
still clung to his faith in the vigor
of his constitution. On Wednesday night
he failed very rapidly. Thursday afternoon
and evening he seemed somewhat easier.
During the night he slept very uneasy, mut
tering occasionally, and frequently raising
his right hand. Towards morning he was
more quiet, and between 8 to 9 o'clock fell
into a nearly uncot.sclous condition, which
continued with some intervals through the
day. He made occasional exclamations but
many of them in consequence of his extreme
weakness and apparent. inability
to finish what he begun wete unintelligible.
About noon however, he said quite distinct
ly, aud with some force: "I know that my
Redeemer liveth." During the day he re
cognized various people, his daughter many
times, the members of his household at
Chappaqua, Mr. John R. Stewart and Mr.
Reid. On the whole, he suffered little and
seemed to have no more than the ordlaary
restlessness which accompanies the last stage
of disease. Daring the day his ex
tremities were cold, and there was
no pulse at the wrist; the action of the
heart was very intermittent aud constautly
diminishing in force. He had not asked for
water or been willing to drink it since bis
stay at Dr. Choate's, but during Friday he
asked for it frequently, and up to withiu a
half hour of the end he manifested in va
rious ways his consciousness of what was
going on around him, and even answered
in monosyllables and Intelligently ques
tions addressed to him. About naf
past three ha sid very distinctly: "It is
done," aud beyond the briefest answers to
questions, this was his last utterance. His
younger daughter, Miss Gabrielle, was with
him through Thursday evening. Through
put Friday the elder daughter, Miss Ida,
was in constant attendance, as she hail been
during the whole of his illness, and Mrs.
Greeley's before him. Other members of his
Chappaqua household wero present with
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. R. Stuart and a few
other friends. Nothing that science or af
fection could suggest was wauting to ease
the lxst hours. The wintry nlghi had fairly
set in when the inevitable hour came. With
out sleighs were running to and fro
bearing to Chappaqua the nearest telegraph
station, the latest bulletins which thous
ands of anxious hearts in the great city near
by kept demanding. Within, tha daughter
and a few others stood near the dying man,
who remained conscious and seemingly ra
tional and free from pain, though now too
weak to speak Iu the adjoining
room sat one or two more friends aud phy
sicians. At ten minutes before 7 o'clock
the watchers dre wjback in reverent stillness
from tho bedside. The great editor was
gone in peace, after so many struggles in
honor, after so much obloquy.
The Tribute or a Political Opponent
The Times, to-morrow in an editorial on
Greeley's death says:
Greeley's loss in journalism Is one which
cannot be replaced. The incidents of his
last sickness were peculiarly distressing, and
from all tbat we can learn Ills reverses
during tho late campaign cannot alone ac
count for them. Had ho been successful,
the probabilities are that he would not have
lived, so over taxed was his strength, and
so utterly broken down seems Xo have been
his constitution. The labors and excite
ment of the canvass wore more than his
body or mind could bear.
We shall not attempt at this moment to
do justice to Mr. Greeley as a journalist
and public man. His life is a part of the
history of the country during thirty years,
and the time has not yet come when it can
be impartially considered. It is certain
that Greeley's name will always be
honored in connection with the anti slavery
struggle and with many important meas
ures which he fought for with remarkable
vigor simply because ho believed they were
right. Into these subjects we will not now
enter, for the country' is scarcely rid cf the
din and turmoil of a memorable and an
unhappy past.
Historians will do justice to Greeley, and
in the meanwhile his countryman will be
strangely forgetful if they failed to pay duo
tribute to his memory. He has been before
them for almost a generation, and he has
had f heir confideiico'in many trying periods
of our history. Let us now remember ou ly
his virtues and his genius."
The feeling in this city in all quarters is
one of profound sorrow at the death of Mr."
Greeley, which i3 universally regarded In
the light of a national calamity.
A TVorn.out Track.
SrrtAcu&E, N. Y., Nov. 29. An engine
and baggage and two passenger cars on the
Binghauipton road, last ulghD,ran off an
embankment, fifteen feet high, near James
ville. Engineer Mehon was burned to death
and the fireman fatally scalded. The pas
senger cars were both badly smashed. One
caught fire but was extinguished. All the
cars and the engiue are a total wreck. All
the passengers were bruised, but only three
or four seriously, all belonging here, includ
ing Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt. An unknown
woman and child were quite seriously
wounded. A worn-out track caused the
Worse t han Kitro Glycerine.
Milwaukee, Nov. 29 Cummings' du-
allne manufactory, three or four miles
North, exploded yesterday afternoon, kill.
in four persons and badly wounding a fifth.
Ihe names of the killed are the proprietor,
Cummings, John Scliwondigo, aud son,and
one unknown, 'ihe causa of the exnlosiou
is not known, except that the article'manu
factuied is more explosive than nitroglyce
rine. A coroner's jury has b'etn sittiug all,
day, butcan learn nothing as every Inmate
was killed. "
Radical Lawlessness Id Alabama.
The Ballot Box Played Out.
Two Legislatures, Recognized by
Two Governors.
Lewis sent a communlcat'on to tha bolters
to-day promising co-operation with them in
Gov. Lindsay before retiring sent his
message to tha reaularly constituted Senate
and Houso in sesdon at the Capitol. It
thus turns out that both bodies have re
ceived gubernatorial recognition.
The bolters were without a quorum in
either House, but by admitting Baker as a
Senator from Morgan county, Cbisholm as
Senator from Limestone County, Darenas
as cienator from Marengo county and Mil
ler as Senator from Bulkier and Cove Cut
counties, nono of whom had certificates or
other credentials, thsy made up the neces
sary quorum. Three of these had never
filed notice of contest on the Senators hold
ing certificates, nor did any one have offi
cial knowledge of their claim to seats as
Senators until they appeared and wero
sworn In.
Among tha bolters at the United States
Cour room tha same rule prevailed In getting
up a quorum in their House of Representa
tivcB,men enough havelng been admitted
without credentials to do so.
This action of Gov. Lewis is severely
criticised by the people, who say that he has
assumed to create a Legislature where for
want of a quorum nono existed oefore.
Much excitement exists, but the Legisla
ture at the capitol having in both branches
been called to order by the officers and the
means provided by tha Constitution of tho
State, and being composed only of men
holding regular certificates of election, and
having been officially recognized by Gov.
Llndsey, who was tba Governor of Alabama
when the Legislature assembled, and who
sent his message, and approved bills passed
by them, are determined to hold their or
ganization, relying on the regularity and
legality cf their course and the sense of
justice of the Federal Government.
Tho IiOHlsiana Loblolly.
New Obleans, Nov. 29. The Kellogg-
Wormoth chancery ir-junction ca3e was conS
tinned until Monday ou account of tha ill
ness of one of-the counsel for the defense.
The newly elected Mayor Wiltz aud Ad
ministrators Brewster, Fitzeureider, Starken
and Turnbull took possession of their re
spective offices in tha City Hall to-day,
theirpredecessors having been enjoined by
the Eighth District uourr. irom lnierrenrg
with thom. Tha old officers objected to
surrendering unless their predecessors were
commissioned by the Governor. The only
evidences of their election presented were
notes from B. H. Blanchard, State Regis
trar of Votes, showing tha numbsrof votes
cast for each candidate.
The first meeting of tha new City Coun
cil takes place to-morrow.
The Bead lock in North Carolina.
New Yoke, Nov. 29. A Raleigh, N. C,
special says tho Legislature still remains at
a dead lock on the question of United
States Senator. Poole, Merriinan and
Vance are the present candidates, but a
fourth candidate is expected in the person
of D. M. Barringer, Republican.
Raleigh, JN. C, .Nov. ane &ena-
torship qnes'.Ion remains about the same,
with no prospect yet for its settlement.
The fourth ballot to-day stood, Vance 74,
Pool 71, Merriman 22.
Boston, Nov. 29. Mayor Gaston ac
cepted tho Democratic nomination for re
election. Snsan 12. Anthony's Bights.
Roche steii. Nov. 29. The examination
of Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other
females, charged with voting contrary to
law, commenced this morning before United
States Commissioner Starres. Mr. Pound
appeared for tho.Government, and Judg?
Selden and Mr. "VanVoorhies for the de
fendants. Tho inspectors and other officers
connected with the election were sworn as
to what transpired. Tba defendants ad
mitted tho facts to be as alleged, and put In
the plea that they had a right to vote under
the 14th amendment to the Federal Consti
tution. By agreement of counsel, the sum
ming up of the case was postponed until
Dec. 18.
As JIucIi In Co ant leg as In Voting
St. Louis, Nov. 9. A recount of the
vote for sheriff of this county, which has
been In progress four days post, under the
contest entered by Constantino Maguire,
the defeated Republican candidate, was
completed to-night, and resulted in a ma
jority of 55 for Taylor, the Democratic
candidate, a gain of 41 vo'es over his of
ficially reported majority. Only 7 out of the
54 precincta in the county were correctly
counted ou the uight of tha election. 343
ballots found not to have been counted, of
which Maguire had 157, Tayer 192.
Pistols as Playthings.
Rochesteb, Nov. 29. Yesterday while
Beveral boys were amusing themselves at
target shooting, the premature discharge of
a pi;tol killed one of them named Wiluam
Coming on Apaco.
Pattebsok, Nov. 29. The Board of
Education to night granted a petition to al
low certain colored children to attend the
public school nearest their residence, in
stead of requiring them to attend the colj
ored school in a distant part of the city.
Augdsta, Ga,Nov. 29. Ben. Bacon,
alias Henry Johnson, colored, was hung to
day for the murder of Jas. H. Martin.
Condensed Telegrams.
The annual reports of the Quartermaster
General, Judge Advocate General, Chief of
Ordinance, and Inspector General, have
been submitted to the President.
Cyril Dion beat John Deery in a billiard
match In New York last night on the 90th
winning, 1500 to 1201. Dion was the fav
orite of betting men by 100 to 40.
Two boilers exploded near Springfield,
111., yesterday, killing two men and maiming
three others.
A packing house attached to the Coving
ton, Ky., glassworks, was burned yester
day. The German Reformed Synod, in session
at Cincinnati, are debating a union with the
Dutch Reformed church.
Wm. M. Evarts will preside at the Union
League reception of Elihu Washburno, In
New York, to-morrow night.
Mary Ami Moore of Dover, N. J., was
beaten to death by her husband Thanksgiv
ing Day.
Cleveland, O., lost a $100,000 spike and
nail factory by fire yesterday.
Fresh troubles are reported between
Germany and Franco a scare, doubtless to
frighten the Assembly into enduring Thiers.
Austria begins to talk of electoral re
form. The cablo across the Caribbcean from
Jamaica to Aspinwall has broken.
Mobile, Nov. 29. Cotton opened firm,
now lower; middlings 18c; net receipts
1,994 bales; exports coastwise 1,441 bales;
sales 1,200 bales, stock 30,078 bales; week
ly net receipts 13,359 bales; exports coast
wise 750 bales; sales 9,000 bales.
Galveston, Nov. 29. Cotton quiet;
net receipts 2,194 bales; exports coastwise
3,132 bales; sales 500 bales; stock 54,150
bales; weekly net receiats 1,579 bales; ex
ports to Great Britain 3.390 bales; continent
3,540 bales; castwise 4,465 bales; sales 5,700
Savannah, Nov. 29. Cotton quiet and
firm, middlings lfcjal8c sales 1,355 bales;
stock 76,093 bales; weekly net receipts 24.
707 bales; exports to Great Britain 3,400
bales; continent 9,500 bales; coastwise 4,318
bales; sales 10,979 bales.
Cuableston, Nov. 29. Cotton easy;
middlings 18lSic; net receipts 2,784 bales;
exports coastwise 2 918 bales; sales 400
bales; stock a 1,525 bales; weekly net re
ceipts 24,313 fcaits, exports to Great Britain
2,655 bato; continent 383 bales; eoaatwisa
7,605 bale galas 2,500 Bales.
Sadden Close of Navigation.
Fearful Disasters on tho Lakes.
Vessels Frozou In Their Tracks.
Thermometer Backing Below Zero.
Toledo, Nov. 29 The weather fs very
cold and the harbor is closed by ice. Thre8
propellers and several sail vessels are frozen
In near Turtle island, Maumee bay.
Cleveland, Nov. 29 The schooner
Sunrise which left thli port yesterday for
Kelly's Island, was discovered aground this
morning near tha waterworks crib, 2 miles
from shore. Three men lost,
Detboit, Nov. 29. The storm has
caught many vessels outside. The head of
Lake Erio is full of ico, and tho wind is a
gale from the northwest with snow. Pro
peller Burlington sunK Delow Bar roint.
The schooner Sam Fiint and tho Propeller
Philadelphia are ashore below Bar Point.
The tug Torrent with the schooner J. W.
Sargent and five barges, all coal laden, from
Cleveland, struck the Ico at the Island.
Two of the barges sunk. The others and
the schooner were abandoned.
The BChooner Evaline is anchored off
Scarecrow island, Thunder bay, with a sig
nal of distress flying. She cannot bo ap
proached on account of the ice The
schooner Souvenour went ashore near Sud
ington, Lake Michigan, Wednesday morn
ing. All hrnds are supposed to ba lost.
The schooner Minnie uoriett 13 beached
two miles north of Lincoln. The Captain
and crew reached shore safely, but with
their hands and feet frozen.
Tho Canals.
Rochesteb, N. Y., Nov. 29. The frost
is drawing navigation to a close in this vi-1
cinlty. A number of boats are about four
miles west of this city In tha ice.. Fifteen
boats were caught in the ice five miles east
of here. A steam yacht has gone down to
to tow tho boats in. A boat is across the
guard lock west cf this city. The water has
been partly let out oi tue tevei through the
city into the level east. This level will be
again filled so that the boats may move.
St. Cathebine's, Ont., Nov. 29. Nav
igation Is about closed. The ice in the
r Welland canal is from two to three Inches
Cobnwall,Nov. 29. Navigation on the
St. Lawrence canal is closed up and the
boats are all laid up.
Pouohkekpsic, N. Y., Nov. 29. Ten
Inches of snow have fallen here since 3
o'clock this Morning. The sleighing about
tha city is excellent. Boatmen everywhere
are hurrying freights in anticipation of tha
early closiugjof tha Hudson.
New Yobk, Nov. 29. A heavy North
easterly snowstorm commenced this morn
ing. Tha weather this p. m., is cold and
clear, thermometer 19.
Boston, Nov. 29. Snow is falling at va
rious points North and East.
Richmond, Va.,Nov. 29. Snow fell
here this a. m., for an hour.
Concobd, N.H., Nov. 29. Tha weather
cleared here at 4 o'clock. Nine inches of
snow fell. Reports from the Northern part
of Vermont, state thalfifteen inches of snow
have fallen.
The Ohio Closing.
Cincinnati, Nov. 29 The weather is
almost unprecedentally cold for the sea
son, temperature this morniru; being in tha
neighborhood of zero. To-day has been
very cold, and persons are predicting that
36 hours of such weather will close the
river. The canal is already closed.
Navigation Stopped at fet. Louis.
St. Loms, Nov. 29. The weather yes
terday and to-d3y is the coldest of the
season. The mercury this morning sunk
to five above zero. The river is full of
sharp Ice and navigation is suspended.
Underwriters refuse to place risks on car
goes HU further notice, and most steamers
have discharged their crews.
CmcAGONov. 29. The thermometer
to-night is 3 degrees below zero.
The French Crisis Again Postponed.
Thiers Tlahes a Confession of Faith,
Believe in God and Monarchy, and
Abandons Ills .ate Supporters.
Vebsailles, Nov 29. Evening. After
a long and excited debate this evening the
Assembly, by a vote of 370 yea3 to 334
nays, approved the resolution prop ised by
Minister Dufaure. Bofore the close of the
debate Presid-nt Thiers eloquently ad
dressed the H uise for an hour and a half.
Ha acknowledged tie Assembly's sovereign
constituent jower condemned Socitl 1st doc-trlnes-and
impressively affirmed his belief
in God. Ha decl-ired tbat he remained
faithful to the Pact cf Bordeaux and
claimed that he belonged to no party. He
admitted that he was personally in favor of
a constitutional monarchy, but added:
"The monarchy is impossible. Wo have
the Republic, let us make it conservative."
Ho denied any pirt in the political opinions
of tb9 Left and closed with a declaration
that the au'y of the Government was firm
ness, moderation aud impartiality toward
all parties.
Madbid, Nv. 29. A band of Republl
cans has appeared near Bilboa.
A laeer Canard.
Excitement was created by an announce
ment in the Epoca that Franco contemplated-
an arni7 of observation on tha Spanish
fiontierand tbat troops aie alreadyarrlving
on the border. Tha statement however
has since proved unfounded.
Haifa Cent Damages.
London, Nov. 29. Parliament has been
further prorogued until the 6th of February.
The trial of suit of Hepworth Dixon,
against the proprietors of the Pall Mall
Gazette to recover damages for alleged libel
was brought to a conclusion to day. The
jury awarded plaintiff damages to tbS
amount of one farthing.
A Little Mexican War.
Mat amok as, Nov. 29. A few days ago
a soldier of the garrison of Mier, In an alter
cation shot and killed a citizen and wounded
a child. Frieud3 demanded of the civil
authorities tho arrest of tha soldier. They
declined, stating thit they should apply to
tho military. The latter refusing, the citi
zens organized and attacked the Barracks.
Twelve were killed and wounded on both
Tha Mexican Commission is working.
Their present plan seems to show that the
cattle stolen from Texas were returned to
the owners by town authorities, rather
than disprove tho alleged depredations.
From the Athens JPcst.
At every session since the reorganization
of tha State government either one party or
the other has had an overwhelming major
ity in tho General Assembly. As is usual
ly the casa under such circumstances, the
result ha3 been more or less unwise and
hurtful legislation. At tha approaching ses
sion the dominant party will be confronted
by a formidable opposition, and both will
more forcibly appreciate tha responsibility
resting upon t'icm. It is too often tha ant
in legislative bodie?, when a measure Is in
troduced the first thought that croas23 he
mind of tha member is, not how will it
promote the Interests of tho State at large,
but how will it affect ma -with my immedi
ate constituents; Thl3 idea dominates his
mind and controls his action, frequently to
the defeat of measures essential to tho gen
eral welfare. We hop3 no such narrow,
deraagoguical spirit will prevail at tha en
suing session. If the financial condition
of the State aud tho Integrity of tha public
credit demand it, lt tha taxes ba doubled,
or even quadrupled, Aru so oi owier
measures of general concern, tba necessity
for which is too patent to need recapitula
tion here. The progress and seenrement
of the public weal is everything; the sacri
fice of one's self to local prejudices or sur-,
rcundlniM is comparatively a small matter.
When tha time comes there will alwajs bo.
plenty more on hand anxious to take the
chances of being sacrificed in tha same
way. Give us only whulesoma legislation,
and wo will guaranty that the suftstance,
wealth, Industry and Intelligence of the
S:a'o will sustain it and in the nd render
a proper award to those by whose efforts
and influence it is secured. A .
Good Things
Wholesale and Retail
TVonld call attention
"Which are offered at "Wholesale and BetalL '
iioyM eodtf
&ov30 eodtf
Are respectf ally lnTlted to call and examine
And those who wish to commence housekeeping
Sets, from the Iroa Sinnewraxo to the lljiext Decorated Clilna ; also, a great miny arti
cles suitable for Table and Kltcben Uso not to be foand elsewhere In the city.
We would a'sa invite the iUeichauts dealing in onr line of goods to call and examine oar
large stock or Toys, Queens ware, etc., etc., at 45 Pnblle hqnorr, where they will find
them ad cheap as the cheapest.
nor21 deod2m&wlm HICKS, HOUSTON & CO.
No. a City BLotel Block.
ang3l Deod3m Istp &72m
Carriage Manufacturer,
Nbs. 132 and 134
stock of Barouches, Baggies and otiur Vehicles. Having been established Is business at my
present stand for over twenty years, I feel authorized in referring to my patrooj generally for tha
character and durability of all worK tarn sa oat at
All kinds or repairing attended to
oc6 3m lstp
(I.ATE 31. A. XMBR15H fc CO.,)
General Commission Merchants,
novl5 eodSra
Wines. Lienors. Cigars,
and Bziglish Porters, etc.,
VSo. SO Public Square, Nashville.
ang2S eod till Jan. 1873.
W. B. & E.
X"7 cS3 19 3t2l3Lot street, BSTa-js2a.xril2.o-
Jan3 eodly lp
french Brandies, Gins, Rums, Scotch and Irisli Whiskies
Nos. I and 3 Northeast corner College and Cnurch. Streets
Can Ship to all points In the United States at reasonable rates
Bacon, Fiour, Lard, Whiskies and all Sinds cf Liquors,
BTo. 6 ISoFtii College Street,
Patent Medicines, Perfumeries, Chewing and SmokingTo
"baoco, Snuff, Cigars, Windpw.lassG-laswarQ",
Paints, Oils, EtcTEteV, C. ..
iCAll&lHOs or Baxter taKoa nt tlia
anal sodly latp :
for the Holidays
Confectioner aid Baker,
to his Urga asiortmontof
will And a great variety of Slnloc anil Tea
my esiaDiisnmenc
wttu promptness.
The Southern Carriage Eactery
49 and 5 1 Front St., near Suspension Bridge,
Hare on hand the largest e tock ofBarcnches, Baggies
and Express Wagons, of tbetr own manufacture, to be
found in the city. All in want of anythisgln ticir lino
are invited to call before mrchaslne 'Jlsowherb.
fry All kinds of repairing (lone attaj shortest noue.
feblT eodly lstp
Tobaccos, Scotch
Highest MarUd, ittji...

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