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NASHVILLE UNION Mb AMERICAN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7," 1873.
T?PT UNION Am AMERICAN. JECKMBlfc 7, 1878. The Patrons of Husbandry of "Went ern Iowa celebrated, .on the 4thinst., tbe sixth anniversary of tbeir order, at Council Bluffs. Several hundred per sons paftijjipatea.; L. A. Thomas Las sued tbe Dubuque, Bellevue and Mississippi Railroad for $5jb00 for lobby .services before,; tbe State Legislature. Tliis is said to be tbe first suit of tbe kind in Iowa. The terms of twenty-five United States Senators expire on tbe 4th of Marchy!l75, and this fact will give great importance to tbe political caui paignB cff'ltiTi, when will be elected all tbe members of tbe House of Represcn tatives, except those from Connecticut, Hew Hampshire and Rhode Island, and tbe Legislatures, in part or complete, in nineteen States that willhavethechoice of United States Senators. The trouble with the United States is"not the only one which Spain has cn her bands, which is becoming serious if not threatening. There is also a quar rel with Prussia. It grows out of the seizure of two Gcrmaniuerchantvessels in the Sooloo Archipelago, for which reparation is demanded by tbe German government. The case of these mer chantmen seems somewhat similar to that of the Tirginius. It is even stronger against Spain, because the territory near which the vessels were captured owed no allegiance to that power, and no blockade of the harbors had ever been maintained. The voice of the people in the fall elections was overwhelmingly in coif demnation of tbe Credit Mobiliers and tbe salary-grabbers, and leading Re publican journals have acknowledged the responsibility of tbeir party in Con gress for these corrupt abuses. Con gress has reassembled, and the Repub lican party has begun, the "work of re forming itself within itself by putting Credit Mobiler Dawes at the head of the "Ways and Means Committee, Mo bilier Garfield at the head of the Com mittee on Appropriations, and Salary -Grabber Butler at the head of the Ju diciary Committee in the House of Representatives. Charleston seems to be terribly in earnest in her efforts to secure to her self tbe southern terminus of the Chi cago Air Line Railroad to the southern seaboard, tbe great road of tbe future. Active preparations are making for a railroad convention which will be held there, under the auspices of the Cham ber of Commerce, on the 11th inst. A large number of prominent 'railroad men and private citizens have been in vited to attend the convention, and the expectation is that the gathering will be numerically strong and sobdly influ ential. Tbe Charlestonians desire this line to touch Nashville, Cumberland Gap, Spartanburg and Columbia. A considerable portion of tbe road em bracing these points is already built. The Neio Yorh Tribune of the 4th inst. has this to say of the last outrage on the freedom of the ballot in Lou isiana: "That prolific source of fraud and meanness, the Louisiana complication, involved the House in a discreditable proceeding yesterday. An anti-Kellogg representative claiming a seat from the Shreveport district of Louisiana, pre sented himself with a regular certificate, having been chosen last summer. But another claimant, holding a certificate that he was elected Nov. '24, 1873, was 1 also present, and was given the seat. Now, tbe Shreveport district is large, sparsely settled, and has imperfect means of communication. Yet the Governor's certificate of the Kellogg ' representative, dated at New Orleans five days after the pretended election, professes to give the exact figures of that election. This is to j plain afraud to deceive anybody; but the party ma jority in the House admitted the claim ant just as though his papers were reg ular. The proceeding, like almost all of those which have sustained the Kel logg usurpation, is indefensible and scandalous." NO INVESTIGATIONS. The "Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial says it is evident there is a determination on the the part of those in power to prevent investigations of any sort during the present Conin-ess. An extreme sensi tiveness to criticism is observed in Con gressmen generally, and especially those wbo are understood to have been barely missed by tbe investigations of last winter. Tbe plan by which inves tigations are to be prevented is reveal ed in Ben. Butler's resolution offered on the 4th inst, which provides that in all cases where a resolution de manding an investigation is offered, it shall be referred to the standing com mittee to which the subject matter of the proposed investigation belongs, and the author of tbe resolution shall be re quired to state to the committee, in the fullest maimer possible, and m minut est detail, all the reasons that have im pelled him lo move his resolution, and that the committee shall then report to the House whether, m their opinion, tbe matter is worthy of further atten tion. The correspondent adds : The unfortunate gentleman who moves an investigation is, it is under Hrrd. to ho. subiected to cross-cxamina- tion and otherwise harried as the pros- cutinir witness m al'oncc uourc mere is good reason to oeiievc tnat sutler, in TimnosinL' this method of preventine investigations of corruption, is the mouthpiece ol a strong party tnat is prepared go to extreme lengths to se it adnntion. If itshould succeed. it will, in connection with the Senate Press Committee wind is understooa n 1a ;v device for the purpose of inti midating newspaper correspondents go far to the estamisumeut ui a suiw; of affairs under which the people can iw Vont comparative itnioroncc of matters vital to know, and which other wise would be tully ventilated.' The "Washington correspondent of -v,n fiinmnnnii Commercial savs, Dcc.4: UUV ------- " Appearances indicate that no change will be made in the salaries. The Ad ministration is said to be opposing any change with great earnestness, as a re- uection cuso - .v , i V ir on the Republican side has had the nerve to propose the reduction of the n nr :..4-wo'a cnlnrv as far as UUICI iUUginu"v j - heard from. The affair created a great i , :(naiif. mnnnf thfi lmniedi- ueai oi eMiw.'""-" . , i?.?....4-oi inii whovon the mo .ate parucip;uiw , .7 V notour of the session. After the breeze had mown ovci t tVT i had, and a large number of bills and Tf? V- TUE LOSS OF THE VXLLE 1IAVKK. The recent collision in mid-ocean of the steamers Ville du Havre and Loch Eme, and the tragic fate of the passen gers of .the.forrner, will servo to -temper the modern over-estimate of the tri umphs of human skill and science;, and viewedon connection with the disas trous wreck of the Atlantic in the early part of the year, will inspire both trav ellers and carriers "by sea, with a -more just notion ot the perils to be met and averted. "What a wonderful accident! Think of it. Two bodies of only a few hundred feet dimensions, plowing across a broad open sea of millions of square 'miles surface, come headlong together. It seems almost improbable. And when we think of the sudden and ap palling result two hundred and twenty-six human beings, our friends or rel atives it may be, sinking down, down, as they struggle with death, to the low and desolate plains of the ocean-bed it seems almost as if fate had cruelly ensnared the unfortunate people in or der to revel in their destruction and in the bitter woe of their friends and "dear ones. It may be that the story of tbe calamity is not yet all told. The Loch Erne, which was seriously dam aged "by the shock, was to reach Queens town, by the 29th of November", and failing, has caused some anxiety as to its fate. The responsibility of (the acci dent is- a question of great interest, though as yet entirely obscure. It was late at night, and the Captain of the Yille Du Havre had retired and left the second officer in charge. His previous watchful labors necessitated rest. The second officer, who was in charge at the time of the collision, was among the fated lost. The officers of the other vessel have not been heard from on the subject of responsibility. The rescued passengers and crew, it seems, have no fault lo find. But it is likely that nearly all of them were asleep at the hour of 2 a. sr., and the catastrophe had come and was over in the brief in terval of twelve minutes; and therefore was too unexpected, too soon over, and the officer too soon swallowed up iu the briny deep, for those " on board to know much better than we do, how it happened. If it oc curred through the officer's negligence, that negligence is possibly a secret and buried forever with him. The night was clear and it does seem that the commander of one of the ships might have averted the shock. But a little remissness on the part of the com manders and the respective directions in which their vessels were moving, may have been barely enough to have rendered the collision possible. And a collision on the high seas in so uncom mon and so little to be expected, that they doubtless felt themselves safe with a little laxity of vigilance, which any tribunal, notwithstanding the seri ousness of the result, might pronounce altogether venial. This is probably the case, and it is possible that the loss of the splendid steamer Yille Du Havre, so many people so many well known and distinguished men among them is no more than a pure misfortune. But this frightful event, together with its more appalling predecessor, the loss of the Atlantic, will teach travelers and carriers by sea lessons in cau tion, trust and management, and may prevent the loss of many lives in the future and thereby avert a vast deal of woe. Otherwise no good will come of the experience. There are a number of competing lines across the Atlantic and an accident like this would do any of them immense damage, if not entire ly ruin its patronage, and therefore it is the highest interest of companies to maintain a constant and most strenuous caution. This is the most rcb'able safe guard the public has against fatal voy ages. It is worthy of inquiry by the National, Inman, French and German lines of steamships from New York to Europe, which have all lost vessels, with a frightful sacrifice of human life, why it is that the Cnnard Line, al though the oldest iu existence, having run since 1839, has as yet never sus tained an accident of that character! Is it possible that it is good luck, or is it some superior management? TIIE EPISCOPAL SCHIS3I. It is rather a curious circumstance that the first risible fruit of the recent meeting of the Evangelical Alliance in New York should be a schism in the Prntesfamt Episcopal Church. In a lauda"ble effort to come closer together and strengthen the hands and hearts of Christians everywhere, there is de veloped a centrifugal force strong enough to split the Anglican Church on an apparently innocent prayer-book. In accordance with the call of Bishop Cummins, issued Nov. 15, quite a large number of laymen and ministers for merly connected with the Protestant Episcopal Church assembled in New York on tbe 2d inst., for the purpose of organizing a new Episcopal Church on the basis of the Prayer-Book of 1785. Among those present were the Rev. C. E. Cheney of Chicago, tho Rev. B. B. Lcacock of New York, the Rev. Mason Gallagher, of New Jersey, the Rev. Marshall B. Smith of New Jersey, the Rev. Mi. Bourne, Messrs. John S.Dake, James L. Dawes, Frederick A. Pell, Audlcv Brown, Frederick Wright, Al bert Craw of Illinois, Col. B. Aycrigg of New Jersey, and others. The action throughout was entirely unanimous, since it was an assemblage of those who were prepared for a new departure. At this meeting the Rt. Rev. George Da vid Cumnuns, DJ)., read the circular in response to which tbe meeting was held, and which sets forth the chief points which distinguish the Prayer book of 1785 from the one now in use, in tbe following words: 1. Tbe word "priest" docs not appear in the book, and there is no counte nance whatever to the errors of Sacer dotalism. 2. The baptismal offices, the X)nfirmatiou office, the Catechism, and the order of the administration of the Lord's Supper contain no sanction of the errors of Baptismal Regeneration, the real presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the elements of the Communion and of a sacrifice offered by a priest in that sacred feast. A temporary organization was effect ed by the election of the Rev. B. B. Leacock as President and H. B. Turner as Secretary. The Bishop then read the declaration of principles, which was referred to a committee of five, consist ing of Bishop Cuminins, the-Rev. Mar shall Smith, Dr. S. A. Sabine, Albert Crane and Charles D. Kellogg. After a short recess, the committee reported the foTlbwinghTchwas adopted: " Resolved, That we whose names are appended to the call for .this meeting as presentedfby the Presiding Bishop do, here and now, in humble reliance upon Almighty God, organize ourselves into a Church, to be known by the style and .title of the Reformed Epi3copal Church, in conformity with the follow ing Declaration of Principles, and with the Right Rev. George David Cunv mins, D. D., as our Presiding Bisbop: DECLARATION of principles. I. The Reformed Episcopal Church, holding Hie faith once deliver ed to the saints, declares its belief in" the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testa ments as the word of God and the sole' rule of faith and practice; in the Creed, commonly called the Apostles' Creed;. in the divine institution of the sacra ments of baptism and the Lord's Sup per and in the doctrines -of Grace sub stantially as they are set forth in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion. IL This Church recognizes and adheres to Episcopacy; not as of divine right, but as a very ancient and desira ble form of Church polity. ILT. This Church, retaining a Litur gy which shall not be imperative o re pressive of freedom in prayer, accepts the Book of Common Prayer as it was revised, proposed and recommended for use by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, A. D. 1785, reserving full liberty to altar, abridge, enlarge, and amend the same as may be seen most conductive to the edification of the people, "provided that the substance of the faith be kept en tire. IV. This Church condemns and re jects the following erroneous and strange doctrines as contrary to lod s Word: First That the Church of Christ ex ists only in one order or form of" eccle siastical polity. Secondly That Christian ministers are priests in another sense than that in which all believers are "a royal priesthood." Thu-dly That the Lord s table is an altar on which an oblation of the body and blood of Christ is offered anew to the Father. Fourthlv That the presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper is a pres ence in the elements of bread and wine. Fifthly That regeneration is insepa rably connected with baptism. The Reformed Episcopal Church was declared organized, with Bishop Cum mins as the Presiding Bishop. It was resolved that the General Council should be held annually on the second Wednesday in May. A stand ing committee, consisting of four min isters and five laymen, was elected; also a committee of three laymen on Fi nance. The standing committee, in conjunction with the Bishops, were au thorized to draft a constitution, to con sider proposed changes in the Prayer- Book of 17S5, and lo prepare a form for ordination of ministers. It was resolved that ministers, with out reordination, and laymen, would be received from other churches upon tbeir presenting credentials, and that all ordinations should be performed by the Bishop with the laying on of hands by the Presbytery. Bishop Cummins delivered an historical and critical ad dress. It was declared that there was no desire to cause dissention in other churches. In the afternoon session.the Rev. C. E. Cheney, D. D., was elected Missionary Bishop of the Northwest, and the Executive Committee was em powered to make arrangements for his consecration. It is not easy to draw a line of de markation between the creeds of the two prayer books, and we shall not at tempt the task. There is thought to be a Romanizing party in the Episco pal church in this country as well as in England, which has not the sympathy of Bishop Cummins and others. How far the schism will extend no one knows, nor is it safe to predict. THE IIOOSAC TUNNEL. "Peace hath its triumphs no less than war." Among the triumphs of industry, art and science, that of per forating Hoosac mountain a distance of twenty-five thousand and thirty-one feet (over four miles), constructing a tunnel large enough for a double track railway, is not the least deserving of commendation. The work has been in progress with varying success nearly twenty years. When undertaken by a railway company, it was estimated to cost some three million dollars; but after one or more failures, the State of Massachusetts took the matter in hand, and has thus far expended, including work done by others, some $12,300,000, requiring perhaps 700,000 to complete the enterprise. It is not easy to learn in advance, what impediments may be encountered in boring four miles through very unlike strata of rock, some of which must bo support ed by solid masonry over , the rail way track, and some may yield so much water astto drive out the workmen be fore any outlet is made. Both of these difficulties proved very formidable and expensive. There are two ridges in the mountain with a deep depression be tween, supplying a favorable point for a central shaft to ventilate the tunnel, and remove the large mass of rock in part, that must be carried out to pro duce an opening of 24 feet wide, and 2G a part of tbe way, and from 23 to 26 feet in height. This central shaft is 1,030 feet deep, its conjugate diameter is 27 feet; its transverse diameter is 15 feet. For purposes of drainage, the track descends either way to the portal, or where it enters the mountain, on the cast and west sides. But before an out let was reached from the central shaft, it required a steam engine of eighty-horse power to lift it out of the mountain and give the miners a chance to work. The combustion of so much coal in a olose and deep pocket would rapidly contaminate the air, and render extra ventilation indispensable. Seven million brick have been used in arching the west part of the tunnel, where it was expected the natural rock would need nothing of the kind for support. It is something to the credit of engi neering skill and science that in ran ning lines two miles and over deep in a mountain from opposite sides, the ex cavations should meet within five-six teenths of an inch in direct contact. When backed by men and money, sci ence always wins, only give it fair time. Since the completion of the Erie canal in 1S25, Massachusetts has sought to divert a part of its immense trade and travel from passing t&rougk the Highlands of New York, to build up her own seaport town. But between .the tide water of the Hudson at Alba ny and Troy there is the-Hoosac Moun tain before 'one reaches the Connecticut river. To haul freights over this moun tain is expensive; and to go round it is to vibit New York,. not B-rto. That an easy graae, uouoiu uiw&, uucui xoa ton Harbor, from the great lakes, rivers, canals, and railways of the West, will be eminently beneficial, not only to the old Bay State, but all New Eng land, admite of hardly a doubt. Tho life and capital invested in this indus trial undertaking arc small aa compar ed with those sunk in.war, but they will prove vastly more fruitful of good. THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIP. How tlio Erroiuc wns Auctioned olP-A Disgraceful Chapter In our His tory. From tho Uew York Tribune. WASinxGTOir, Dec. 1. Now that the long suspense in regard to the Chief Jus ticeship is ended by the formal tender of the place to Attorney-General Williams, a word mav be in order in regard to the prelimina ry steps taken by tho lYesldent in this mat ter. The treatment wlncn lie lias given to this, the most important appointment wliich has fallen into his liands since his election, indicates ills real measure accurately and definitely. Of course it was not to be ex pected that any President would appoint anyone to such a place outside of his own party. It can hardly be said that he would be justiheu in such action. Hut on the other hand few Presidents liave ever con sidered this place as a part of their personal patronage to be used lor tbeir own benefit. But the motives which Gen. Grant freely avows as having controlled bis treatment of this matter are such as may fairly be called unprecedented in the political history of the country. When the late Uhiet Justice died the President made haste to state that he would not immediately name his successor. He made up his mind deliberately to delay the decision of the question until after the Autumn elections had given him a clearer view of the political situation. lie wanted to see whether theJSew York Legislature was Ite'pubhcan or not before throwinsinto its hands tho choice of a new Senator. He never had the least doubt as to his choice for the position. If it could be done with out losing a scat in tbe Senate he always mienueato give the appointment to iUr. Roscoe Conkling. He lias repeatedly said to intimate menu: "llus is tho most impor tant place in my gift, and ought to be given to tne man 10 wnom i owe most, ihis man is Conkling. In the campaign of last year, when the Liberal movement was just developing, he went to sscw lork and made the speech which was the keynote of the campaign. Every speech made after that to the day of election was a repetition of the words and ideas wliich Conkling had set as a copy. I am therefore bound to oner him this place." He never cared to discuss the merits of those great lawyers whose names were so freely men tioned in connection with the office. There was a time, it is true, when the Hon. E. Rockwood Hoar was his second choice, but the opposition which this incorruptible law yer made to Butler's nomination rendered lum an impossible person for Gen. Grant. Evarts, Howe, Pierrcpont were never once thought of. The representations of the bar were regarded as an impertinence. The President considered the appointment his own alTair, and looked upon any advice as officious intermeddling. The office was to be filled for his own best interests, and he considered himself better qualified to judge of them than any one else. The highest flight of magnanimity of which he was ca pable was that of recognizing a personal ob ligation. And he doubtless lelt he v:is do ing a noble and generous thing when he tendered this magnificent reward to the Hon. Roscoe Conkling. No ordinary man could have withstood such a glittering temptation. No man, fit to be " Chief Justice, could ever refuse it. To a true lawver this is the. summit of all earthly ambition. No onCwho knows the law, and loves it, could ever decline the op portunity to link his name with its history, and to devote bis life to an authoritative exposition of its principles. But Mr. Conk ling is not a lawyer in that higher sense, lie has no such exclusive devotion to the law as the Marshalls, the Taneys, the Evarts and Storys. At the same time he was too much of a man to be tempted by the mere glitter and conspicuousness of the place. lie is a politician, eager for the combats and victories of politics, and he lias no intention to leave that more exciting arena for another more honored and more dignified. lie expects to be President some day, and he has too much sagacity to imag ine the bench is a stepping-stone to that eminence. He therefore declined the ap pointment without any great delay, and the President, having paid a great debt, had his capital of patronage still intact for another investment. His next idea was the territorial one, which formed the greatest fault of Lincoln's .system of appointments. We all remem ber how he was hampered during the urst years of his administration by the claims of locality. He even kept a little book in which he arranged, tbe names of Brigadier Generals by States, and was much dis tressed when one State would get more than its share. He outgrew this after awhile, and made no scrapie, in two instan ces, of bavins two members of his Cabinet from the same State. Gen. Grant has st'U a great respect for the claims of loc'uty, when they do not interfere with Uj0se of bis family and friends. He therefore de termined to give the place of QliiiefJustice "to the South," and was casting about among the Southern offiee-oldersaudclaim agents of his acquaintance for "the right kind of man," when Vt was suggested to him by one of the ftw persons whose ad vice he takes, that it would suit "the South" just as veil to have a place on the Bench, and that his best.course, therefore, was to make a promotion from the present Court, and fill the vacancy thus created with Bristow, or some such person. He at once adopted this suggestion, and really in tended last week to do this. But the mat ter being bruited abroad, he was subjected to such annoying solicitations from the friends of different Justices that he sudden ly changed his mind, and resolved to ap point Attorney General Williams and give his place to Bristow. This is, from the President's point of view, the most satisfactory arrangement that could have been made.- "Tbe South," which in tbe 'Executive sense means the clamorous and greedy politicians of both colors who have so long plundered the country, would greatly prefer a representa tive in the Cabinet to a place on the Bench. JTheCascys and Durells, and their con geners in other States, will be highly grati fied to reflect that some one in sympathy with them is in charge of the President's conscience in the Attorney-General's office. And in the present case they really have the advantage of both plncesfor now they have the Chief Justice always with them. Judge Williams has never failed during his term of office as Attovney-General to satis fy any requisition which tbe President has made upon him fc,T opinions to sustain that shameful regime of fraud and usurpation under which so many Southern communi ties are suffering. Harmony is now secured between tbe legal departments of the Government, at the two ends of the Avenue, and "the South" ought to, be happy. All this is secured at but trifling expense a little further lower ing e,f the tone of the public service. Judge Bristow is not much below the average of the Cabinet, and is one of those trustworthy and unqueslionmg servants wliich tbe Pres ident likes to have about him. Judge Williams is a lawyer of good character and respectable talents, who owes his position exclusively to political tact and sagacity, ne would never have attained prominence anywhere but in a new country; but he still is not so objectionable a choice as Gen. Grant might casilv have made. Most peo ple are inclined to be glad it is no worse. This is a deplorable state of feeling, show ing an indolent acquiescence which is not far from fatalism. But it is not illogical. If people are satisfied with Gen. Grant for President, they outfit not to complain of Williams as ChiefJustice. The towboat Bee, from New Orleans i said to have introduced the yellow fever at Memphis. Two men from the boat were brought ashore to die, and from one of them the infection spread. AMUSEMENTS. OPERA HOUSE. MAXAlfOEis .D. UANCHETT. Brief engagement of the great Southern Art Is to, FANNY B. PBIOE. Monday Night, Dec 8, XOKOIYS DAUGHTER. Change of programme each evening. dec5 Ct NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Claiborne Lodge No. 293, F.&A.M. THE STATED MEETING OF CLAIBOKKB Lodge No. 293, F. & A. JI., for December, will bo held To-morrow HvcnlHg at 7 o'clocU, at which time officers for tho ensuing year will be elected. A full atemlance is desired. By order of tho W. M. It W. C. MYERS, Sec. 3MC JL. IS I 1. MUNSEY WILL DELIVER A LECTURE ON THE SUBJECT OJF HiLOT, AT ELM STREET CHURCH TUESDAYfNIGHT, DECEMBER 9. Admissiou7 FiftyHCcnts. Jec"2t Auction Sales Tills Week. ON TUESDAY MOttNING, 0th December, at 10 o'clock, a long line of Staplo Dry Goods and Varieties. Terms, regular. On Wednes day, all tho Furniture, Carpets, Table Ware, Beds, Bedding, Kitchen Furniture, etc., in resi dence, 181 N. Cherry street, sold on account of departure. On Thursday morning, 11th inst., a largo distress sale, for cash Dry Goods, Cloth ing, Hats, Boots. Shoes; and Variety Goods generally. Bargains to be had at theso sales, dec" tf YEATMAN, SHIELDS & CO. Stockholders' aicetin mUE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF JL the Stockholders in the Nolensvflle Turn pike Company will be held at the office ot JI. Vaughn, in the city of Nashville, on Monday, the 12th day of January, 1874, at 10 o'clock a. m. The Hoard of Directors of the Company will meet at the same time and place. dec7 4t W. C. BLACKMAN, Sec'y. OFFICE OF Clerk and Master of Chancery Conrt, Davidson County, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. C, 1873. Nancy A. Clanton vs. Alfred S. Wright. -VTOOMCE is HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE xM spaco of twenty (0) days from this date, ex piring at 4 o'clock r. ir. on Friday, Dec. 26th in stant, bids wlU be Teceived by the undersigned at the above office for the tract of about CO acres on the banks ot Stone's river, Davidson county, Tenn., adjoining the land of Wm. Stewart and Moses Shane, such bids to commence with the sum of 2,175. If any bid is made for said tract of land aver 82,475, tho party so bidding will be required to pay one-fourth cash and execute four notes for tho residue, due respectively in six, twelve, eighteen and twenty-four months, witli interest from Nov. 12, 1S73, (the day of the original sale) and with hatisfactory security. If no bid is made over S2.475, beiug the bid of Edward H. East, the sale will be confirmed to him at such bid. NATILVNIEL BAXTER, Jit., dec7 2aw til dec2C Clerk and Master. Xotice to Show Cause--In Bankruptcy. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE THAT CHAS. E. Gregory, John O'Malley, John A. Cart WTight and A."Spitz, of Davidson countv, R. A. B.ozell, of Williamson county, J. H. Whitaold and Henry Harper, of Humphreys countv, and A. J. Wooten, of Montgomery countv, Tenn., have filed in the office ot the Clerk of this Court their petitions for discharge in bankruptcy; and it is ordered by the Court that a hearing be had upon the same, and that the second and third meetings of creditors be held at the office of John Ruhin, Register in Bankruptcy, On the S2d dny of December, 1S73, when and where all creditors may appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayers of said petitioners should not be granted. E. R. CAMPBELL, Clerk of District Court of the U. S.for the Middle District of Tenn. dec7 3t sats. Notice to the Public. ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE lirm of Griffin & Creighton, or to the old lirm of Griffin & Creightons, are hereby warned not to pay any money owing to either of these firms to A. D. Creighton, who is no longer au thorized to receipt for either of said firms, d ecC lw W. P. GRIFFIN. Prices or Sewancc Coal. CJCREENED NUT FOR STOVES, 17 Bushel IO Load, S3.00. Grate Coal, 17 BuMiel Load, $3.50. Grate Coal, 22 Bushel Load, 34.50. Office, No. 12 N. Cherry St., Maxwell Braiding. Yard, 22G Cedar street. Dec. 4, 1873. E. McIVEB. & CO. dec5 3t DR. ROBERT BTfSLOP, Of Chattai.t)osa. .Tenu. BY MUCH SOLICITATION I HAVE CON cladcd to locate in Nashville for one year 1874 bavinr a heart full of gratitude towards the people 3- Middle Tennessee for their kind ness to -ny regiment and myself during the war. I bhp;,i confine myself mostly to Chronic Dis-ea-"es; will examine all Acute or Chronic cases; K.M bo frank with all, and will warrant to do n T ...AmLn r lv Vrt rnm Tin TlflVtlllS Will (111 A tllUiUiSV W uv - - X J ----- settle the question of humbuggery the patients to pay for prescription and medicine as they re ceive it, which is the custom in all city practice, the charges to bo paid for the cure when tha parties concerned aro satisfied the contract is fully complied with. Consultation and exami nation in my office, which will be free of charge whether they receive treatment or not. Most Chronic Cases can be treated with most success ahtheir own homes, after an examination at my office, as they can be best taken care of at home and save.expensc. People must como to their own conclusion about me from tho testimonials offered in this advertisement. Thanklnl to a kind Providence for the past, I Invoke tho same aid in the future office. ..' nn ROBERT HYSLOP, M. D. December, 1874. TESTIMOXIAI-S. Dn. R. H. HtslOp, the well known Oculist, leaves tho city to-day. Dr. Hyslop has been very successful in this city, especially In tho treat ment of Cholera and Diseases ot tho Eye, and his many patients will regret to see him depart. We hope to see him back fn Chattanooga at some tlmcChattanooga Times. Dr. R. II. HvsLor leaves our city to-day for Nashville, where he Intends to locate for tho purpose of engaging In the practic e of his pro fession. We are glad to learn that he has bright prospects before him at his new home, and very sorry that he is going to leave Chattanooga. In spite of many adverse circumstances he has es tablished a reputation here for skill in the treat ment of diseases. He was especially successful in the treatment of cholera here last summer. We hope his success in his now home maybe equal to his most sanguine expectations. K. Chatta-oooa, Texn We, the undersigned, take pleasure in bearing testimony to tho nigh esteem in which Dr. Robert Hyslop.is held in this community as a man of worth and distin guished professional attainments. His practice for the past fifteen years, in this and adjoining counties, will vie in extent and success with that of any practitioner in the State. J D. C. TREWIIITT, Chancellor Second Division, Tennessee. R. G. CAMPBELL, Sheriff Hamilton Ccunty. G. W. GARDENHIRE, Esq. JOHN .HUGHES. JUDGE GARDENHIRE. Office, No. 11 Cedar street, between Post offlco and Public Square. decG 2t NOTICE. Until further notice, the dixib Oil Company will pay S1.40 each for all good Coal Oil Barrels, delivered at tho Works on Mc Demoro street. oc3 tf ROBERT THOMPSON, Pres't. Non-Resident Notice. J. T. Gleaves vs. Sarah Byron. IN THIS CAUSE IT APPEARING TO MY satisfaction that tho defendant is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee: It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Union and American, a newspaper published in asn ville. Tenn., for four successive weeks, requir ing tno said defendant to appear before me on Saturday, the 27th day of December, 1873, at 10 o'clock, to answer said complaint commenced by original attachment, or the samewill be heard exparte. JERRY BOWEN, Justice of the Peace for Davidson county. nov27 oaw4t SLATERiOFERS F. J. JONES & CO., PRACTICAL SUTE ROOFERS. attended to. Office and Yard cor. Vine ChnrcU sts. Particular attention paid to Overhauling Old jy 6m Roots. WALL PAPERS, ETC., ETC. trance, England, Germany and America All Represented. JOHN "W. HXIIjILi &c CO., PROPRIETORS OF THE Manufacturers' Southern Depot Wholesale and Retail Dealers iu WALL PAPERS, WINDOW SHADES, Window Cornices, Plctnro Frames, Mirrors, etc., again return thanks to the public for the liberal patronage extended to them, and announce with pride that they are still on duty at their spacious Ware Rooms, whero they defy competition, and offer to tho trade, at manufacturers lowest prices, the largest new stock ofVall Paper, Window Shades, etc., south of the Ohio. Our stock is replete with the latest and most beautiful designs recently Imported direct from, the Old World; and we respectfully Invite the trade to call andsee our new goods, which we now positively offer for less price than ever before offered in the South. We have a corps or the most competent Paper Hang, era employed, who will do their work in tho besi style for the same price demanded by interior workmen, jjon't I au to can. juiu r. xxixm . :t . jan5 eodly WHOLESALE BOOTS AND SHOES. AJA3IS, TELTMKSfE & CO., Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers Iu JBOOTS A.T30 SHOES, xAsirvnxE, texx. FaU Stock for 1873 largo and complete. ORDERS CAREFULLY FILLED. Sept 17, 1873. MEDICAL. DK. SAMUEL ARNOLD'S STATEMENT OF OEX.W. O. MAKDIXG. 'KDc. Arxold Dear Sir: You ask my opinion of sented to the public. Having nsed many Varieties your Union .rills, wnicu i nave oeen using ior iweive momiB, ;iru ui nan u4iucia .-u, unc rating mildly, but certainly and efficaciously. Very respectfully, W. O. IIARDI1 G. The undersigned have become tho proprietors of this valuable medicine, with the right to manur facturc tho same; and arc also the proprietors of the celebrated family medicine, known as GrOODLET'S IIOTTCK'8 PANACEA. LITTERER & C ABLER, iiov23 eodly Corner of Broad and Market Streets COMMISSION au2l eodly LIFE IJSURAJNICE THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, New Yokx, Has an accumulated capital exceeding 822,000,000, Yearly revenue of more than $3,000,000. The Lives Insured by this Society are careful ly selected in different parts ot North America and Europe, furnishing, by this broad field of operations, an additional and exceptional safety to the PoHcv-holders. The Insurances arc made only on the Mutual Principle. The Surplus Pre miums are returned annually to the Insured. Policies arc also issued upon the " TOXTIXE :FXA or trjxm the principle of accumulating profits for definite periods, which was first introduced by this Societv, and has been recommended and endorsed by eminent experts in Life Insurance, and by leading business men. Forty-four per cent has been earned and accumulated on the premiums paid on its Tontine Life Policies, and forty per cent on the Tontine Endowment Poli cies issued witliin the last five years. No Life Insurance Company has such large annual transactions as the Equitable; none 13 more prompt and just in its dealings. STEELE & IISBSLEY, GEN'L MANAGERS OF MIDDLE TENN., Nos. 403axd 41 N. College Street, JTASUVILLE. dcc5 lm eod MISCELLANEOUS. Executor's Notice. JlLL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS against the estato of G. C.Torbctt,deceased, are hereby notified "to present them within the time re qnlred by law. dec53t F. C. DUNNLNGTON, Ex'r. Cofce Cheap JTeiel. THE PRICE OF COKE, DURING THE month of December, will be reduced to Ten Cents per Bushel in the Yard at Gasworks. 17 EusliclLoads Delivered at $2.20. 1,000 BARRELS TAR. Those who intend to make Sidewalks will bo supplied at reduced rates. Order, with the money, can bo left at the Gas Works, or Of fice of the Company. 140 Church street. J. II. KENDRICK, Secretary. dec3 codlm GREAT REDUCTION. Cumberland Pcacocfc Coal at 3.50er Load, of 17 Bushels. SEND ORDERS AT ONCE TO No. 51 South College street, or to Hughes', Woodland street, Edgefield. uccs iw WOODCOCK & CO. Further JRecluction in St. Ber nard Coal. WE HAVE DECIDED TO REDUCE THE price to 2.75 Per EoaU. Orders taken at our Office, No. 52, corner of Union and Cherry, and at the Yard, 115 North Market. STRATTON, ROBB & CO. dec2 lw DENTIST, HAS LOCATED IN NASHVILLE FOR the purpose of practicing his profession. Operation Kooui on Clinrcli St., 3fo. 141 dec2 lw EGGS! o enn ebls. eggs wanted, for & OvU which the highest market price will be paid by S. G. BRADLEY, Traduce Dealer, nov26 4m No. 145 South Market st Wood! Wood!! BEST.QUALITY OF WOOD delivered to all parts of the city atS5 per cord. Orders left at Ambrose's Sample Room, Dead erick street, or at tho Wood Yard or Jo. Am brose, corner of Front and Jefferson streets, will be promptly filled. nov3 lm DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY. It. 11. FREEJIAX, I. 1). S., No. 117 CHURCH ST., (opposite McKendreo Church,) Office Honrs, 8 A.M. lo 1 P. Iff., and 2 to g p. yi. ag26 tf sat snn&tues CLAIM AGENTST M. J. MOR AN, 42 Cedar St., Nashville, Tenn. J. H. PERRY, 1,418 F St., Washington, D. C. MOHAN & PERRY. SOLICITORS OF CIsdLKTIS, Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D. C. Prompt and particular attention given to Col lection of Claims for all Departments of tho Government, oc8 3m ARCHITECTS. JOHN lTsMITH, ARCHITECT, HAS REMOVED HIS OFFICE TO THIRD National Bank Building, Southeast corner of College and Union streets. Entrance on Col lege street. janlS eodly ANTED TO PURCHASE A small sixe Hall's Combination Lock Safe. Arply to CHARLES WAND, Merchants' Exchange. dec4 3t Between Church and Broad, Nashville, Tenn. mM2 till jan8 eodls GREAT UNION FILLS; the Union Pills, which you have recently prej- of Pills in my family, I unhesitatingly declare MERCHANT. COMMISSION MERCHANTS. WHoopee Hahris. R. C. K. MABTnt. - HARRIS & CO., General Brokers 34 South Market Street, i Make cash advances on Cotton to their author ized correspondents in Liverpool, New York, New Orleans and Charleston. Offer at all timers Sugar, ColTcc, Candles, Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Etc., j Direct from Refiners, Importers, and Manuj facturers. nov22tf: WILLIAMS, BLACK & COi, 12G Pearl Street, New "York, AND WILLLY3IS, BLACK & Yt'ILLLUIS, CHARLESTON, S. C., j Com mission Merchants. Special attention given to the purchase and sale of Cotton for future delivery. j Advances made and information furnished by Harris & Co., 34 South Market street. nov22tf J. N. ROBSON, Commission. Merchant, No. C8 East Bay and 1 & 2 Atlantic Wharf, CHARLESTON, S, C Having ample means for advances, a business experience of twenty years, and confining him self strictly to a Commission Business, without operating "on his own account, respectfully so licits consignments of Cotton, Flour, Corn, Wheat, etc. novl8 tf LEGAL SALES. TBUSTEES' SAUE. TTNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF THE" AU U thority in mo vested by the terms and pro visions of a deed of trust to us executed by 31. C. Cotton, on Dec. 3, 1870, which is recorded in Register's Office for Davidson county, Tenn., in book 44, page 282, we will sell at public auction, On Thursday, Jan. 1, IS 74,. at the Courthouse door in the city of Nashville, County of Davidson, and. State of Tennessee, uese street, about midwav between Ash and Mulberry streets, in said city, beginning at the corner of the lot known as tho Gun Factory Lot, and running north with the west margin of Collcgo street eighty-nine (89) feet andjten (10) inches West to the corner of J. 11. Earhard's lot; thence east with Earhard's line one hundred and forty (140) feet to an alley; thence south along the line and centre of said alley eighty-nine (89) feet and ten (10) inches to the line of said Gun Factory lot; thence east along the line of said lot one hundred and forty (140) feet to tho beginning. Said lot being com posed of fifty-two (52) feet and ten (10) inches, conveyed to the said Cotton by F. Cramer by deed, which is recorded in Register's OflSce for Davidson county, Tenn., in book 31, page 491; and of thirty (30) feet conveyed to the said Cot ton by A. J, Bosworth, by deed recorded in said ofHco in book 18, page 92 of five (5) feet convey ed to me by A. A. Hatcher by deed registered In said office in book 32, page 47C; and also of two (2) additional feet conveyed to said Cotton by Monohan and Knowlcs,by deed recorded as the above in book 33, page 322. The property here tofore described Is tho property of the said M. C. Cotton, conveyed to us as above stated, to se cure tho payment of a note for S2.500, executed to us as Trustees on Dec 3, 1870, and payable Dec 3, 1872, which noto, with interest, was not paid at maturity. Tho property is well improved, and will bo sold to the highest and best bidder for cash. Sale free from the equity of redemption. We are authorized to make absolute deed to tho purchaser. DANIEL F CARTER,) A. G. ADAMS, Trustees. JAS. M. HAMILTON, ) Saturday, 19th July, 1873. I agree that tho sale as above advertised may bo made whenever the above named Trustees may elect, and I bind myself to abide by the same as covenanted in tho deed to me. Juno 14, 1873. M. C. COTTON. nov27 eodtds REAL ESTATE AGENTS. For Rent for 1874. We ILVVE FOR RENT SEVERAL NICE and choice Residences, well located; also Cot tages and Storehouses. ARRINGTON, FARRAR & WEAKLEY, nov30 tf No. 36 N. College street. For Exchange, A. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE IN EDGE lield, with all the modern conveniences, for a small farm near the city. ARRINGTON, FARRAR & WEAKLEY, oc7 eodtf Agents. For Sale or Exchange. A PLEASANT COUNTRY RESIDENCE and ten acres of land, two miles from the city, for sale; or will exchange for a nice cottage in Edgefield, anil the balance to be paid part casli and on time. ARRINGTON, FARRAR & WEAKLEY, oclO eodtf Agents, No. 3C N. College st. For Sale, Several nice residences in south Edgefield at from $3,000 toS6,C00, on easy terms. ARRINGTON FARRAR & WEAKLEY, Eep28 eodtf gents. BUILDING MATERIAL. 'XTBROTBrXcbT DEALERS IN Bnlldlnjr SappHes, White Lime, Ce. iiicnt, JFlreSrlck. Fire Clay, Plas ter Paris, Plastering Hair, White Sand, Etc., No. 101XORTII SUMMER STREET. augl7 tf BANKING. ICTSmrtf- IVninnal Hani OF NASHVILLE, TENN., iBs No. 55 North College Street. Designated Depository of U Hi ted States for Middle Tennessee. Capital. ... , 823)0" Surplus Fund... D)JX0 DIRECTORS: M. BURNS, a R. PARSONS, . R. CAMPBELL, A. G. EWING, A. L. DEMOSS, WM. SIMMONS. M. B. P1LCHER. Receives Deposits, Deals In Foreign and Do mestic Exchange, Gold, Sliver and Govern ment Securities. Collections made and" remitted, for on day of payment at current rate of exchange. Ker nue Stamps for sale. M. BURNS, W. C BUTTERFIELD, President. Cashier. THEO. COOLEY, janll tf sp Assistant Cashier. REAL ESTATE SALES. 250 ACHES OF As Fine Land as there is in Mid dle Tennessee, ONE AND A HALF MILES FROMFJtANK lin, Williamson county, fronting on the Co lumbia Turnpike, all under good and lasting fence, and In a fine state of cultivation, Improved with aTvco -story Frame Dwell ing, eight rooms, with all the necessary outbuildings, such as Barn, Stables, etc.. also Brood Cotton Gin and Press, In good order. Also, a Splendid Orchard or choice Frait, good lYell, Cistern and Stock Water. The soil is No. 1 for Cotton, Grain or Grass, would make one of the finest Stock Farms in the State. Such property as this is seldom put on the market, situated, as it is, in one of the best neighborhoods in the country, convenient to schools, both male and female, of high grade, as well as churches of every denomination. Tho country around is proverbial for its healthful ness. Title undisputed. TERMS OF SALE: One-third cash; balance on two years, with interest from date. Apply to . , CIIAS. A. iEERRLLL, On the place, or raWSOM, TIIOMA & CO., Agents, dec2 lw 79 Cbnrcb Street. S.A.3L.3E OF THE BY VIRTUE OF A TRUST DEED, DULY registered In the Register's Office of the County of Davidson, Term., in book 45, pages 309 and 310, and executed to me on the 19th of July, 1871, by tho Tennessee Agricultural and Mechanic Association as indemnity and security to W. A. Cheatham, D. 1L McGavock, A. O. Adams, John H. Williams, W. U. Jackson, J. M. Hamilton, Hiram Vaughn, Robt. C. Foster R. II. Gardner, Thomas B. Johnson, Thomas Chadwell, N. K. Griffin, B. F. Cockrill, John Overton and E. B. Elligton, against loss as sure ties upon certain liabilities of said Association, specifically set out in said trust deed, I will pro ceed to sell, by request of said securities, to tbe hiahest bidder, at the Fair Grounds, near Nash ville, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1874, at 12 o'clock at., all the lands embraced in said trust deed, and being all the real estated owned by said Tennessee Agricultural and Mechanic Association within the Fair Ground enclosure, together with all the improvements thereon, up on the following terms, viz One-third of tho purchase money in.cash, and the balance In two equal Instalments at G and 12 months, by note, with approved security, and bearing Interest from date, and a lien retained upon the land, and improvements sold to secure payment thereof. The sale to be free from tho equity of redemption. dec5td MICHAEL, VAUGHN, Trustee WHOLESALE DRY GOODS. TOYS! TOYS!! WE HAVE AN IMMENSE STOQiK OF TO ! AND, Otlier Holiday Goods! ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE C0MLXG HOLID AT. SALES, . TO WniCH WE INVITE THE ATTEN TION OF MERCHANTS. FUBJIAN & CO. dec3 till decl5 . REAL ESTATE AGENCIES. TH09. CHADWELL. A. W. J0U380, rsu CILVDWELL, JOHJfSOX & CO., Real Estate -A-g-ents. WILL ATTEND TO nvmsa, selling and kenting of PROPERTY. ALSO TO THE NEGOTIATING OF LOaJnS. And will make Cash Advances on Property or Rents where parties desire it. Office, "So. 42 Cedar Street, nearly op posite PostofUce. deel ly MEDICAL. ER. 17 Bt. Cftarle itrect, St. LonI,, Mo., hit been losrcran. gigedialha treatment of lUTenertil and texasldiMtMa than any ipcciallit la SU Loatj, u th cllr piir ticw, 1,0 pematorrhoe. sexual dekUIty and Impotentr. a tha reanlt of aeir-abma la jouth. or Mxaalexeeaiei; ariaiitoma o!n, nerroujaesf, lemlnal emlaiion, deonitr, dtaimi of f Kn t, delectlTt nemory, ptaplei on tha faoe. phTilcal detay arenura to aoclety of female, conroi Ion of Ideaa, lots of icinil power, are jennanenu enred. Pamphlet M pan fee. STerjJetterolnajIrywUhooaiUinpaaiweredV tepi ly A Stitch in Time Saves !Nine. DO NOT NEGLECT A COUGH BECAUSE It troubles you but little now. Now Is tho very time it Is easiest removed, and none would sutler If they knew how easily thC7 can be cured by the timely use of Ducosge's Pectoral. Balsamic Syrup. Sufferers from all aliments of the Breast. Lungs and Throat, will find that by using the Pectoral Balsamic Syrup they aro using the best expectorant, which removes all phlegm, soothes all Irritation, ami radically cures. For sale by R. II. PAGE. Druggist, 160 North College street, Nashville, Tenn. oclQgm Ivoiil Quacks. A VICTIM OF EARLY INDISCRETION, causing nervous debility, premature decay, etc., having tried In vain every advertised rem edy, has discovered a simple means of self-cure which he will send free to his fellow-sufferers. Address J. H. REEVES, 78 Nassau street, New York. ocl eod3m Skin Diseases. WILL SEND (FREE) RECEIPT FOR, MY VEGETABLE BALM, removing Pimples. Black Worms, Blotches, Freckles, Moth and Tan, leaving the skin clear and with a healthy glow. Also sure process for the growth of Hair on bald heads oc smooth faces. H. PRATT, Chemist, 42 Pine street, N. Y., P. O. box 6,128. (.Send stamp.) oclCCm UNDERTAKERS. R. H. G-3EIO OMES & CO., JTmieral TTndertakers, AGENTS FOR J. M. PULLIAM. 42 and 44 XORTJt CHERRY STREET, NASHVILLE. DEALERS IN BURIAL CASES AND CAS kets, and Agents for Crane. Breed & Co.'s and other Improved Cases and Caskets. Attend promptly to all funerals in city or surrounding country with tine Hearses for both Adults ana Children. Telegraphic orders filled with dls patch Taylor's Patent Corpse Preserver, he sides other Preservers, that are warranted, to preserve a coroae from 15 to 20 days without de cay. day and night. Janll J resolutions were lmrouuteu.