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NASHVILLE UMON AND AMERICAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1873.
4a 9k . UNION AND AMERIGM. AdterlitcmcnU tinder lli.it head tcill be charged J7wV CEiftffi'ptr line for each intcrtion. WANTED. WAXTEO Two (2) white women: must De' well recommended. Apply atSlSUi-jaJi deca '.1 WA"STI1 A feitnatloti as. cl- t. hr"tr-vTrtlii Ndofinan- have had Uur . TS Ui the conf ectionary buM- .o tt clven Address A ii tl reference giin. .wttaMiA.imil,ai dcctB2t Wh7SJiw Audits for the most b!Lw:w Hotel. u ?P'l A situation In n wholcfale gro ' ' , .yortaulishment bv a man nfgood bnsi ir l,'cltv. llcst ot testimonials given. Ad :".as X., this office. UcclO frl,fcun,tucs V'7'AXTKI A good Cook. Noiiebutthc bast VV need apply. B. J. Jr'AIUtAK- 38 K. Col lege etrceU dccl93t FOR RENT. JjtOIt KEST Two-story brick houso of (8) ; eight rooms, good ganlcnand Iluefctablc, Nt-H Hp irMvirhity street. Aiply lor terms h) Mc clurevavinple of Music deca If TOOK-KENT lor 1S.4 Tho store now occupied X1 liy Ycatmnn. Shields X Co., No. 18 CUar st. Apply to AL1;X'K J. rOHTKlt, or It. (J. SOUVKL. dccZJ lot 17 OK RJLST for the year 1CT1, the frare un ciiutK, iNo. ass sonui Cherry kU BBi at the .0 Cents Storo. lec'21 it 170K KEXvr, isri A new Brick KcMdence, ? c-mikiinl'igtix n-ollis half acre for garden, iialf-acro t-ruUli! lot and stable, and well of execl JriltXlller ,u Catkin's -uldit-ou. Price S300.00. JOHN If. MX, I)ixs Hotel. dec21 tf TTlOIt "it EXT A comfortable Houso and IX -I. nc.es laml on Dicklnxm pike, two miles froir 20 i frnrn c'lj'. On the place is a good orchard and alxrat acre In MrawlK-rrics. Will lie rented for a "-nn of years, or the place will be disposed of to u ii'nxi wriuan on (snares, o. M. CAltSKY, dec2i lw dcciX) 4t r ing-house, No. ll'J Nmth College -treet, next wiuw hip m eoisu rrcsliytersan Church. Apply to ALEX TUUNKlt, No. 20 SouUl College bt. icca) tf "7K KKXT Tho niw-t commodious IJoai-d-X. i"C Houhe In the city. No. 10 South Cherry bU Apply tO A. V. WIIITMAX. 4S TTnlmi Kt dccio tf JL rooms for Miiall famih-; alw) kitchen room If ..i.-iu. tuuiesa wuu rcicrcncc, tuis omcc 'ccl7 tf TTIOIt HEXT A nice residence on South Tl? Summer btrcct. Apply to "WJiAKLKY & declG lw IJMK ItE.Vl' FOK IH74 Tho largo rei ; denre. No. South Vine btrect. Apply to Vf. F. KOSTKIt, Xo.103 Church blreet. dccl2tf FOK KEXT I'our-storr Storehouse, No. 21 S. Market otreet. Unqnlrc of Trcwltt, Spurr A Co. or J. I.unlsdcn & Co. decl2 tf fjlOK ILT A verv dcbirablo Dwelling JL' Mouso for 1871. Apply to . ... r. PUCK, Ex'r. Nashville, Nor. 10, 1S73. novll tf LOST. LOST On Sunday lust, on Cherry btrcct, be tween Church and Ilroad, a mall amber IKineil. The tinder will confer a favor bv return ing It to this olKce. It POCKI7TROOK LOST. I will payallbe nd reward for the recovery of my pocket book, lost in or near the markt thouse 'Saturday morning last. AV. (J. KW1N, at Courthouse. It FOR EXCHANGE. TTIOIt KXCilAXUKA home in the most eli X: gible part of the eitv isoffered in exchange Jxr a farm In any one of the adjoining counties. Apply to J. J:. CiOODWlN.ut Second National Bank. declG tf BOARDING. B oAiimxt; -Front rooms, 59 S. Summer St. dec21 St THE INSURANCE QUESTION. Itojdj- to the Xnsliville Jtonril of L'n tlervtritcrs. To the Union and American: The Nashville Board of Underwriters have just published, and are now busily engaged in distributing a cireular headed: "Cheap Insurance,' in which they deem proper to nialce the following statement: 'A few ycirs since the Andes, Amazon, and Triumph Insurance Companies of Cincin nati wore funned under the same manage ment, and went to work defying all the well known rules of underwriting."' The Andes and Triumph failed, sinking two million dollars in their endeavor to make money by "selling goods below cost,"' etc., etc The object of the Nashville Board in making and publishing this statement is apparent. It desired to injure the Amazon and its representation in Nashville, who lor good and wise reasons Imd withdrawn from the Bo.ird, and this is but one of a series of attacks that have been constantly and maliciously made upon this company, and upon the Andes and Triumph, ever .since the dates of their respective organi zations, and it is astonishing to see to how many dilferent causes these dillerent ene mies of the Amazon have attributed the mishaps to the Andes and Triumph. One prominent insurance journal claim ing that its scathing editorials brought about all the misfoi tunes; another giving other reasons and we heard some cistern parties claim their Mr. Church, Iusur nee Superintendent of Ohio did it all, and so on until now the N;tshille Board declares that it was "because of selling goods below cost.' Agents eveiTwhere throughout the country long since have become familiar with these various onslaughts, and now that the Amazon has withdrawn from the National Board, the war is to be carried on with increased vigor against it. The reasons why the Amazon withdrewss from the National Board may be plainly stated. 1. Because it was found to be an ex t! cutely expensive institution. J. Because it was found to contain with in itself a second National Board or Syndi cate composed of certain companies, wiio publicly proclaimed their intention to run the machine in accordance with their own views and plans without regard to those of other members who were not in the Syn dicate. :?. Because it was made the medium through which or behind which, attacks up on others younger members of the same board, were made, which would not or could not have been done openly, outside of Board obligations. 1. Because it purposely and constantly Jailed to lis or limit its own powers of au thority or action; but on the contrary pro ceeded uion the basis that they were il limitable and immutable. ."i. Because for reasons hereinafter stated the Amazon did not believe that the Na tional Board could iK-rmanently and profit ably manage its aiiairs (.sm ortfaniuttion, until its leading individual members were brought to a higher standard of morals and moral courage and felt the necessity of bear ing good will to others. The Amazon is not and never was a low rale company. It is and always has been tho reverse. Its business and agencies are conducted and held under the most rigid rules. No company, doing an agency busi ness can show greater conservatism as to rates, lines or general principle. Now how docs it stand as compared with other agency companies and especially with those com posing the "Nashville Board'.'' Ileie is a partial list of the Nashville Board Companies: J-'tna, of Hartford; Oeorgia Home; Pho-nix. of Hartfort; Amer ican Central, of St. Louis; Home, New York: Manhattan, New York; Firemans' Fund, California; 1'oyal, London. If the Nashville Board or any patty who is interest eil will take Ibe trouble to look over the Amazon tlatement of the 1st of .January last past as published in the offi cial report of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of New York examine the same carefully in all its details and will then do the same with the sworn statements of the same date, published in the same re ports, of the three principal agency compa nies of Hartford and the leading agency company of New Yoik. and will show that the condition or past record of cither of these companies is sounder or letter, or the actual book value of their stock worth as much, as that of the Amazon, the agents of th Amazon in Nashville will :igive to cease demg business for it in that city. Take for instance, say No. 1 of the Hart ford agency communes above refered to on the date named above: J. It was obliged ro i educe ils capital from SOfM.OOO to S2.000.000. 2. It placed the mail.et value of the various bonds and stork held by i in many instaiuvi, at most exhorbitant prices and far aboe the actual facts. 3. It reported m jfj xss prc. miunos in hands 8ffeats and InJcourse of "transmissi,.. being 928,000. 4. Undc tw ima,! of liabilities, it state H15, -iomrance fund of its long Venn ns- at least from 5 '5,000 to ld00 less thsit any fair minded niatlieniaticiwi could possibly compute themt Suppose you lignre it out on its rUhS having from one to lire years to ntiij and see what you make it (and for exam ple see Franklin's, ot riilladelphla, state" incnt). What would you f-onswe'r d fair cash valuation of ttitt )23,0O0 "rross premiums ivi Course of transmission?" Ai'.d if there was that sum in "gross prem iums due them from agents," would they not owe at least 1 per cent "of it as com mission to agents? Andilo-you Iind any such item as this under head of liabilities, from a careful examination of that state ment, can aj.y sane man doubt forainoment that Iho agency company in question, was On the 1st day of January last, impaired tit least 15 to 20 per cent, even after it had cut down" ils capital ?l)0O0,O00; . How is it with the leading Agency Com pany, No. 2, as it claims U bo,) of Hartford-. Scan cloedly the market value it lias placed Upon sonic of the assets, and see now you f md them. Look at tho figures it gives under the head of ".iahiUtlrs -isllie re -insurance , funXl ton Us long term risks and thn Yuake the calculation for yourself and sechow it stands, lnitsswomstatement it admits an impairment ot $87,000 and over, and if it had stated its assets and lia bilities correctly, this impairment would have been $120,000 at least? which, under the law of the State of Ohio, would have prevented them from doing business in that State, if Superintendent Church had been as sensitive about tho financial condition of his Hartford friends as he has shown himself to be about people or other States. The sworn statement of the leading New. York Agency Company of the same date 3hows it to have been impaired $339,000, and the sworu statement of the Hartford Agency Company say No. 3 before named shows an impairment of $143,800. Tho re-insurance fund of long term term risks in the last named company is put down on the same generous basis to itself as, in the case of Nos. 1 and 2. If you look at the percentage of losses to premium receipts, from the date of their respective organiza tion up to Jan. 1 last past, under-thc head of "General Interrogatories," you will find them all going above Co per cent. There is another New York Agency Company, one of whose respected officers fills with ability and satisfaction to every one, we presume, a prominent official posi tion in the Notional Board, which company commenced business in 1825, over 48 years since. Its premium receipts from that date up to Jan. 1, 1873, was only $5,109,075, or a little over $100, 000 per annum. Now that's a modest, quiet business isn't it, for an agency company with a capital of $500,000? Well, v$tfb has its loses been during the sam4period under this exceedingly cautious management? Just $3,914,031 or nearly SO per cent, of its receipts. Now, the record of the Amazon, as you can readily ascertain by looking carefully through the New York or Ohio Insurance Commissioners' reports thus far is better in all respects than tliat of cither of the New York and Hartford Companies named, and that of the Amies anil Triumph was no worse. We say that on the 1st day of" January last past, neither the leading agcAicy com pany of New Y'ork nor the agency com panies, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, of Hartford, before named, could have wound up their aflhirs and paid bad: tolheirstockholders 75 cents on the dollar. Why is it that they arc for ever and ever bringing forward the Andes, Amazon and Triumph Insurance Compa nies of Cincinnati? Why arc they forever and ever alluding to the failure of the Andes and Triumph? Were there not over one hundred other companies swept out of existence by the same Chicago and Boston disasters? and didn't a great many of them come from New Y'ork and the New England States, and didn't these same New Y'ork and New England companies, in the majority of cases, pay their respective creditors consid erable less than fifty-five (55) cents on the dollar? and didn't some of them, after do ing this, cliange their corporate names and go out into the agency field again, seeking, through the National Board, "whom the)' may devour?" Have all these facts been so soon forgot ten, and the very name and existence of the defunct Eastern companies forevcrgone "from memory dear?' Can they only call to mind the Andes and Triumph, which companies have paid out over $4,000,000 for losses four-lifths of which sum was paid in full, and the other fifth will aver age 75 cents on the dollar? If the Andes and Triumph lost all this money, merely because they set at defiance .' as the circidar says," the well known rules of underwriting pray tell us tchat rules these other one hundred and odd companies, that went down under the same calamities, set at defiance. What rules did No. 1 of Hartford set at deJinancc when it lost $4,000,000 at Chica go, and again $1,700,000 at Boston, and the No. 2 of Hartford, and the big New York corporation, and the great host of others in making their terrible losses by the same conflagrations? What rules has tliat other New Y'ork in stitution before referred to, been defying for the past forty-eight years in making losses lotheextentof SOpcrcentofits premium re ceipts? What are Hie rules that so many of the foreign companies have set at defiance in losing hi iHions of dollars in the United States, more than their entire premium re ceipts? You must excuse us, but the subject be gins to be an interesting one, and the furth er we get into it the better it "pans out."' Pshaw There are none of the companies, even the best of them, who have not good reason and ought to be ashamed of their past record. But who shall determine what the "well knownrules of underwriting" are? Can the Nashville Board tell us?" Do you imagine that there are any two of them, who if put upon the witness stand, cut ofi" from haring the testimony of each other, would agree precisely as to the rate that should be fixel uixm any phrricular hazard that might be presented to them, and especially if a miscellaneous or compound hazard? Not at all. They might perhaps come within fractions of each other, but then as the profit or loss to the insurance companies lies exactly in these small fractions it is all important that men who thus lay down laws lor others should le absolutely certain even to the smallest fraction. But they are far from that. Who for instance shall determine the exact line where the moral hazard or ends, or to what per centage of rate it shall contribute? Who shall tell how much should be added or deducted, by the reason of the ef ficiency of the Fire Department, or water supply, or exposure to sweeping winds? Talk about "well known" rules and rates. Why there is not one of them can tell you what the profit and loss throughout tho United States has been upon any particular class of hazard. They cannot even tell you how many of any particular class there are in the United States say of steam power wo)len mills, cotton mills, flour mills, wood working establishments or any ' other kind of risks, or how many of cither it will be necessary to secure upon their books in order to ob tain a projier average ior profit. The coun try is too young, its growth and changes too rapid" aud its limited statistics too un reliable to secure to these gtlitlemen any knowledge sufficiently positive in its char acter to justify them in calling upon others to recognize their wisdom. The'fact is, the results of the entire bus iness of fire underwriting iu the United States, have not been "such as to.reflect credit upon its management, or bring profits to lire insurance shockholdcrs, and most unfortunately for all parties interested, neither the National Board of Eire Under writers or the companies themselves, have as yet taken one step in the right di rection, to secure any better rcsults"in the future. And until such time as they shall have the moral courage to insert in their policies a condition limiting the total amount of insurance tosomething consid erably less than the actual cash value of the property insured, and shall practically re quite vah down for all premiums, and at least the full pro-rata amount of the pre mium for all risks for which they sue bound, whether the policy shall have been in force one mouth, or one week or less, and shall give to each other that respect, confidence and friendship which is absolutely essential to a correct knowledge and understanding of any profession or business, they should not undertake to dictate teims to those who are so much younger, and who are wanting in failh. A. V. S. Lindslev & Co. Nasiivili.k, Dec. 20, 1S73. TEXAS !&iical Threats of Another Lou isiana Outrage. Davis Talks of Holding on and Appealing to Grant Jrhc State Deniocriie iiy 5u(D00 Mn. jjjriij- iftiR or toutcstlns the Plain V.'ill of tho People Absurdities of tho Radical State Constitution Shall Grant's Kaj-onctx Tbo Vitl to Deckle t CeiJespondenco of the Union and American. Austin, Texas, Dec. 15. Soon after our Democratic State Convention nom inated our ticket for State officers, I wrote you that we would win tho fight by a vote of 40,000. Tho returns indi cate that I did not in tike, a .xefy good guess, aS wq haVo already 39,000 ma jority, and it may not stop short of 50,000. Our legislature will probably stand, in tho Senate, 25 Democrats and 5 Bepublicans House of Representa tives, 80 Democrats and 10 Republi can There was very little excitement pending the canvass, but we all felt sat isfied that a large majority of the peo ple of Texas desired a change in our State officials. But will that change come? This is A QUESTION not easily answei-ed at this time. The constitution of the State of Texas, in Article 3 Section G, reads a3 follows: "All elections for State, dis trict and county ofiicers, shall be held at the county seats of the several coun ties, until otherwise provided by law; and the polls shall be opened for four days, from 8 o'clock a m. until 4 o'clock p. m., of each day." The Legislature, at its last session, authorized several voting places in each county and lim ited the time of voting to a single day. The Republican party now take the ground that the Avords "provided by law," in the above section, refer only to the place of voting, and did not give the power to shorten the time. And this has become a very grave question. If the Republican position is the cor rect one, then wc have no State officers, no Legislature and no county officers. We must therefore wait to hear what Gen. Grant has to say on the subject, as he decides all disputes betweenDem ocrats and Republicans in the Southern States. ANOTHER AWKWARDNESS. But there is still another question even if the Radicals give up in the case already mentioned. The Constitution says that the Gov ernor shall be elected for four years and that his term of office shall com mence from the day of his election. Gov. Davis was elected in the fall of 1869, but inasmuch as Congress did not accept our Constitution until April, 1870, he claims that he was only pro visionally Governor until the 2Sth of April, 1S70, and from this latter date he is Governor for four years. But our last Legislature, in the general election law, fixed on the second Tuesday in January, 1874, as the time for the meeting of the next Legislature and said the Governor shall be inaugurated on the Thursday following. Now if Davis holds over till April, our Gover nor elect, Judge Coke, must certainly be Governor on the day of his inaugur ation. So jou see Governor Davis was elected in 1869 by authority of a Con stitution which had no existence (ac cording to their version) until April, 1870. Many here are of the opinion that the Radical party will not dare make an effort to defeat the will of the people, expressed by such an overwhelm ing vote. But we will find out when the members of the Legislature meet, the second Tuesday of next month. Nothwithstanding all the disturb ances among the politicians, the farm ers are crowding the streets with wag ons loaded with cotton, and immigrants are pouring into the city, grumbling because they can find no house to rent. The Texas Central Railroad can't get the freight off as fast as shippers de sire, and last Saturday morning a train caught fire and burnt forty-two bales of cotton. This is one way railroads have of GETTING FREIGHT OFF OF THEIR HANDS. The International Railroad will reach us during the coming year. Property is held at high figures, and the owners of property on Congress Avenue arc, just at this time, suffering on account oi tlieu' wealth, as tho city authorities require the sidewalks to be paved with dressed stone and property holders must foot the bill. Many squares are already paved, and we can boast of pavements equal to any of the oldest cities in the United States. In addi tion to the many handsome business and dwelling houses in tho course of erection, Mr. Murchcson, formerly of Tennessee, is putting up A MAGNIFICENT OPERA HOUSE, capable of seating 1,200 persons. He expects to have it ready in the course of six months. He says no matter which party may get the State-house under tho constitution of 1869, he is very sure that he is working within the mints oi mat instrument, ana win run the Opera-house on his own hook. The building is really a fine one, and would do credit to a city much larger than Austin. LATER THE OPINION OF A REPUBLI CAN JUDGE. Since writing the foregoing I have seen the letter 'of Judge Bell on the subject of our late, election. He takes the position that the election under the constitution of 1869 is valid, and that Gov. Davis' term expires at the meet ing of the Legislature in January next. Judge Bell is one of the ablest lawyers in the State wa3 for many years Judge of the Supreme Court of Texas, and has always acted with tho Republican party, except in supporting Gov. Da vis. His opinion has great weight with the people ot the btate, but what effect it will have on that man, whose motto is "Let us have peace," none can tell. Yours. A Manual or Health. The edition lor 1W4 of the sterling medical an imal, known as Hostetter's Almanac, is now read-, and may he obtained, free of cost, of druggist and general countrv dealers in all parts of the United States and Itritish America, and indeed in every civilized iortion of tho "Wet-tern Hemisphere. This Almanac has been i.vucd regularly at the commencement of every vear for alioutone-tifth of a century. It com bines with the soundest practical advice for the preservation and reMoration of health, a large amount of interesting and amiiMng light read ing, and the calendar, astronomical calcula tions, chronological items, etc., arc prepared witli great care, and will be found entirely ac curate. The i.ssne of Ilostettcr's Almanac for 1874 will probably be the largest edition of a medical work ever publWied in any country. The proprietors, Messrs. Ilostcttcr '& Smith, Pittsburg, Pa., on receipt of a two cent stamp, will forward a copy by mail to any person who cannot procure a copv in his neighborhood. deciS deodlw&wlt The Gainc.sboro Xcics of the 17th inst. anvs: h.iviutn Anderson stnliherl 11. K. Harley, known as Coot Harley, in the southern portion ol tins county last week. it is tnougiit nancy will probably die. SPECIAL NOTICES. OBSTACLES TO lUARUTAGE. HAPPY RELIEF FOR YOUNG MEN from the effects of Errors and Abuses in early lite. Manhood restored. Impediments to marriage removed. New method of treatment. New and remarkable remedies. Address HOWARD AS SOCIATION, No. 1! South Ninth street, Phila delphia, Pa., an institution having a. high repu tation for honorable conduct and professional skill. oc2S cod3m Patent Shipping Tags. Over Two Hundred Millions have been useil within the past 10 years. -without r omplaint of loss by Tnjj becoming de tached. They nre more reliable for marking cot ton bales than any other Tag in use. All Ex press Companies use them. Sold by Printers anil Stationers, everywhere. oc4 coil3ni mm BANKING. BANKING HOUSE OP Nashville Savings Company iL O. TAKBOX, Cashier. T1IOS. H. MAKIt, President. Deposits received and Interest allowed thereon; Loics Kcgotiated; Collections Made, and General Banking Busl janl ly ness transacted. FINMCE AND TRADE. ftASltVlIJhK QtJOTATiOftS. r , iocii BONDS. Tennessee bonds, old....;.; so Tennessee bonds, new 80 Tennessee bonds, past due GO Tennessee coupons, past due GO Tennessee coupons, lundablc GO Comptroller's warrants p3 Davidson county bonds, vast duo. ..;.;;.; ;. 88 Dayidson county bonds, dtlo '74 88 DUvldson county bonds, duo To 87 Davidson county bonds issued to Tennessee mid Pacific road 74 Davidson county coupons 92 Davidson county warrants 82 Wilson county bonds, due "79 80 "Wilson county bonds, due '89 74 Wilson county bonds, due "99 74 Montgomery county bonds 70 Montgomery county coupons 85 Nashville city bonus, past due 85 ' " old, due 74 85 " " old, duo 75. 85 " " old, due 77 81 ' " old, due 79 78 " " oldidue '82.,,, 72 " " signed Brown., 65 " " Sighed Aldch.-.ii.;... 60 " " Park,.ii; ,.. 25 " sighed Morris or Ker ch oval, duo 74. 90 " " 75 88 " " 76 86 " " 77 83 " 78 81 " " 79 79 " " '60 77 Nashvillo coupons, oft" old bonds 90 " " Brown bonds 85 " " Alden bonds 65 " " Park bonds 25 " " Morris or Kercheval.... 97 Nashville and Chattanooga Kailroad bonds, endorsed, duo 74 90 " " 78 80 ' '83 72 East Tennessee and Virginia Railroads b'di, endorsed.. .......,.,..., 72 East Tennessee and Georgia ltailroad b'ds, endorsed 72 Nashville and Decatur Kailroad bonds, sec ond mortgage, 6's 68 Memphis and Charleston ltailroad, first mortgage 80 Memphis and Charleston Kailroad, second mortgage 74 Mississippi Central Kailroad, first Mort gagee's 83 Mississippi Central Kailroad, second mort gage, 8's 84 Murfrecsboro city bonds 60 Murfreesboro coupons 90 GOLD AND 81LVEn. Buying. Selling. American gold 110 112 Gold coupons 110 112 Gold drafts on New York 110 112 American silver ()s 8 102 IOC American silver (5s and 10s) 102 105 POKKION nXCHANGK. On London and Liverpool, ,. 5 70 On Dublin, 5 70 On Edinburgh, 5 70 On Germany, Berlin, etc., thai 83 On Germany, Frankfort, Gull LASD WARRANTS. Buying. ?ri 75 75 115 U5 110 140 40s, 80s, SO.', 120s, 120s, 160s, 160s, War of 1812 War of 1812 Not War of 1S12.... War of 1812 Not War of 1812.... War of 1812. Not War of 1812.... LOCAL STOCKS. Louisville and Nashville Kailroad stock. ... 45 Nashville and Chattanooga railroad stock. 65 Nashville and Decatur Kailroad stock. 38 East Tennessee and Georgia Kailroad stock SO Memphis and Charleston ltailroad stock... 12 South Nashville Street Kailroad stock CO North NashvIIlt! Street Kailroal stock 20 Spruce Street Kailroad stock 90 Suspension Bridge stock 82 Nashville Gag Light Company. 120 Cotton Factory stock 43 First National Bank stock 100 Second " " " CO Third " " 275 Fourth " ' " 110 Planters' Bank stock 03 Union Bank stock 03 Commercial Insurance Company. 90 Equitable Insurance Company 90 State Insurance Company. par Nashville Life Insuranco Company. SOUTHERN' BANK NOTES TKNNESSEE. Bank of Tennessee, old issue Bank of Tennessee' new i.-sue Bank of Tennessee, signed Torbett Bank of Post notes. Bank of Chattanooga Bank of Commerce Bank of Knoxville Bank of Memphis Bank of Middle Tennessee Bank of Paris Bank of Shelbyvilie Bank of the Union Bank of West Tennessee Buck's Bank City Bank Commercial Bank Life and General Insurance Company Merchants' Bank Northern Bank Ococc Bank Planters' Bank Southern Bank Traders' Bank Union Bank 93 25 25 20 03 par 50 80 95 95 80 30 25 75 CO 10 01 par par 05 90 par 90 Financial. Lusiuess is quiet, with very little doing. The banks deal mainly in sight cotton drafts on New York? which are taken at i oil'. A very few loans and renewals are made on short time at the rate of ten per cent per annum. Exchange on New York is very dull. The banks draw at par and buy at (& dis count. Gold is rather weak, closing in Xcw York at 110. There is no demand for gold hero and dealers buy to ship to New York, paying 10D, while they ask 110;. Silver is taken at 102 for halves and quarters. Government bonds are unchanged. The following are" the quotations at 2:25 : United SUites six per cent of 1881..118,V Five-twenty bonds of 1862 112f Five-twenty bonds of 1864 1H"4' Five-twenty bonds of 18G5 114 Five-twenties, new issue, 1865 .117y Five-twenties, new issue, lsCT 117 Five-twenties, new issue, 1868 117 j; Ten-forties llljf New five per cents 110?; Currency sixes 113 Tennessee bonds are slightly lower, closing in New York at 80. Brokers here pay 7'J and ask 82c. The past due cou pons are worth about 00c Comptroller's warrants are very scarce and are in good demand by tax-payers. Dealers pay y3f3'M and hold at 00c. Our local securities are very quiet but they are generally held at firm rates. For quotations we refer to those published by the Nashville Savings Company, corner Union and College streets Itogs anil their Products. ' The Cincinnati Price Current of Dec. 19 prints a preliminary report of the iium ler of hogs packed at 100 points in the "West, outside of the six Larger packing points, up to about the middle of this month, with estimates made by reliable parties in the places named of the total packing for the season, compared with totals for last year. These 100 points have packed, in round numbers, 000,000 hogs to dates of reports, l3Ui to 17th inst., against about 473,000 at corresponding time last year. The estimates for the season at these points aggregate 811,000 against the total packing of 900,000 last season, showing an estimated deficiency of 90,000 head. The approximate packing at the principal packing points at tho AVest up to the latest mail dates, and estimated since, compares with corresponding dates last year and total packing winter season of 1S72-73 as fol lows : To Date. i3. Cincinnati 420,000 Chicago 875,000 St. Louis 270,000 Louisville SlMjCOO Milwaukee , 155,000 Incianapolis.... 1 65,000 To Date. Season 1872. 1872-3. 335,000 (KGJOo 500,000 1,425,079 300,000. 538,000 210,1100 302,216 105,000 303,500 90,0110 196,317 2,105,O!0 1,510,000 3,391,447 Total to corresponding time in 1S71 at sanie.places, 1,730,000. By reference to the above report of pack ing m the six larger packing points it will be seen that they have already packed 505, 000 more than at the corresponding time last season, but that they arc 1,280,447 be low the total packing of that season. PROVISIONS KEVIEW. The Ndto York JiuHetin says: The market for hog products for tho week end ing Dec. 17 has been characterized by a more irregular and unsettled condition than lias been seen this season, and yet there is no appearance of any nearer solution of the result of the speculation AVest than before. In fact, the position is more complicated than ever, and instead of it being more clear as to the probable future of the mar ket, it is more dark and doubtful. The speculator still have almost exclusive con trol of affairs, and tho market is still purely a speculative one; for even the little de mand experienced, that is legitimate, is controlled by the speculation which com pels legitimate buyers to pay speculative prices or go without goods. Yet the Chi cago combination have not exhibited the strength that was shown last .week, when they came in this market and bought all the stuff oTercd, spot or future, at a sharp ad vance, and put the whole market up several points. On the bther hand) they have shown "lore wrialtriesij tlitin jJefdrej arid, have allbwcd both this, arid the' Chicago iiiarket to fall back more thin they have. done since the speculation coriiritenced. But ye'ti the decline hds riot equalled the advance by considerable, although at one time it looked like a general break and demoralization, Avhich has deen confidently looked for here all the season. Had this occurred, the so lutionof the situation would seem apparent; but it did not, and although there has been little or no recovery since, the market re fuses to go lower to any material extent, although it is dull and rather weak of the two, and the actual decline hasnotbeeu lliore than gc, 8n Uacoii; 75c oil pork and J q on Jard from the highest point of the week before. Now, what the true position of the mar ket is and how much it has been changed, if any, in the past week, we do not pretend to say, but tlds riiuch docs"appear? that un til a further deciiiui il iJsfcrie'uc'ed there is no safety lii sayiiig tliat the situatib'ri is radically changed, inuch less in acting upon any such belief. And the indications are that the Chicago operators have control of the market still, aud are permitting it to drag along in this apparently weal: and in animate condition for a purpose, because they liave not thrown over enough stock at the decline to relieve them of any pressure for money, even if that was the object, and we have no intimation that it was, aud, so far as we are able to learn, the stuiTsold on tile ddcliiie was rilostly bought as before by the Chicago operators arid packers; so that this does not have the essential features for a weak set of holders. True, these purcha ses were to some considerable extent to "cover' "shorts," but this disposition to "cover" on the first decline argues for any thing but a permanently weak market. We have, then, this situation at the close of the week: a dull and apparently weak market after quite a decline from last week's prices. The shippers are not buy ers of future, but arc still selling their ohl contracts, as they give them a larger profit' than to ship. The Western packets are still buying them, and though apparently weak the market refuses to go much lower, and little stock is offered. No one dare "go short," and there is also less disposi tion to "go long" of the market than last week. It does not yet appear tliat the sales at the decline were so much to realize money as for some other purpose. Wlmt that purpose is is undeveloped. Upon its answer depends the immediate, if not the near future of the market. We have offer ed the suggestion before, that it was an at tempt to get a large "short interest" here and AVest at these high and, as some regard them, fictitiously high prices; and although this may not be true, the whole trade here, by implication, admit it by refusing to sell "short" to any general extent, preferring to remain inac tive to taking a risk which good judgment would say was small were not the markets of the country under control of a "bull" combination; for there never were more flattering prospects of a fortune in going "short," if this is a "wild speculation," as most consider it to be here. On the other hand, the arguments of the "bull" side are, that notwitlistanding the November pack ing is larger than ever before, the hog crop is smaller than last year, and some even go so far as to say that the winter packing will be virtually over by the 1st of January. The facts, however, arc these: The reports of the Agricultural Bureau place the number of hogs, of all sizes, about 1,000,000 more than last year at the same time of making up reports. Supposing they are of smaller average weight than last year's, licfore the year is out they will have reached that average, and will come on the market next summer to compete with the winter pack ing, and go just as fast to supply the year's demand as if packed now. Since the 1st of November the packing of the principal points has equalled over 50 per cent of the packing of last winter, but the weights have averaged 10al2 pounds less. This-deficiency is mostly lard, and would make a total of some 150,000 tierces, allowing it all for lard. This might counterbalance, so far as lanl is concerned, the increase in numbers at present. How it will prove later in the season, actual results alone can tell; but if com continues to advance to a point that will pay better to ship than to feed, as seems likely now, then they may average still lighter. AVc find that the complaint of a short crop of hogs comes more from smaller packing points, where they will not pay the high prices that Chi cago is paying, and hence no hogs, compar atively, are coming to these places, and some are already closing their packing houses, while all the hogs are going to Chi cago, which continues to be plentifully supplied. AA'e cannot therefore count upon a smaller total crop for the whole year, and are likely to have more, not only in num bers, but in amount. While export demand is mostly shut off at the moment, it is, no doubt, safe to calculate upon the usual an nual increase in foreign consumption upon the former basis of prices; but how -much the present prices here will check consump tion abroad remains to be seen. The situation is, therefore, as problemat ic as ever, and the solution as distant, apparently. BANKING. TJnii'd National 2$ank9 NASHVILLE, TENN. BO Alt D OF HlKECrOKS: W. W. BERHY, CHAS. E. HILLMAN, JOHN KIRKMAN, EDGAK JONES, DANIEL F. CARTER. TRANSACTS A GENERAL EXCHANGE Business and Deals in United States Bonds and Gold. EDGAR JONES, Cashier. W. VT. BERRY, President. JNO. KIRKMAN, Vice-President, scpl ly GEAEliAL MARKETS. "Monday, Dec 22, 1873. Nashville Cotton JInrkct. Tho market to-day was quiet, at a decline of a full the sales being Aery light in comparison to the business of the preceding week. AVe quote as follows : inferior 7 Q 9 Ordinary !!,' Good ordinary 12; Low middling 13 Middling 13,' AVc give as follows a summary of tho transactions of the day : Receipts 1105 . Sales T 195 Shipments .- 403 NASHVILLE COTTON STATEMENT. Stock on hand Sept. 1, 1873 2721 Received to-day 1105 Received previously. 34332 35437 Total Shipped to-day. Shipped previously.. 3S158 .. 463 ..31688 32151 Stock on hand 0007 AVe are indebted to McAlister &Alieless Commission merchants, corner JBroad and College streets, for the following cotton quotations in New York and Liverpool during the day : , Liverpool, Dec. 22,- 12:30. Cotton dull and easier. Middling uplands SJ08Jd; middling Orleans Sd. Sales to-day 10,000 bales, of which 2,000 bales are for export and speculation. December delivery on the basis of good ordinary at 8 l-10d. New York, Dec 22, 10:20. Cotton Futures easier. January delivery 5 3-lOtfJ) 15ic; February 15 ll-10fl)15Jc; March 10 J lOstrtOJe. New York, Dec. 22, 10:25. Cotton Ordinary 13"jc; good ordinary 14jc; strict good ordinary l-ljc; low middling 15c; middling 15Jc; Alabama 10c; Orleans lOJc Market weak. New York, Dec. 22, 10:55. Cotton Futures steady. December delivery 15 .1 10c; January 15 JM0?15",c; February 15Jc; March 10 .'5-10c; ' April 10q May 17c. Kales 0,:;00 bales. New York, Dec 22, 12:15 Cotton Ordinary lSJc; good ordinary 1-1 ic; strict good ordinary 14Jc; low middling 15c; middling 10c; Alabama 10c Orleans 10J. Market thill and nominal. Sales for ex port 100 bales; for consumption 42 bales; last evening for export 000 300 bales; for consumption 54S bales. New York, Dec 22, 12:15. Cotton Futures steady. January delivery 15 :j-10 (S,15Jc; February 15 11-lOc; March lGJtfi) 1:3-I0c; April lCfc; May 17c. Sales for future delivery U,"i00 bales. New York, Dec 22, 2:00. Cotton Ordinary lojc; good ordinary l-ljc; strict good ordinary lJc; low middling 15c; middling 15Jc; Alabama 15c; Orleans 16. Market weak. , Sales on spot limited; sev eral trades in progress. New York, Dec. 22, 2:15 Cotton Futures weak. January delivery 15c; Feb ruary lolci March 10 l32c; April 101c. Sales 15,301 bales. Nfe-fr YorK, Dec. 22, SilG. Cotton Onllnary luic; good ordinary 14c; strict good tfrdiniiry 14 1JP10; lotf- itiiddling lCjc; middling 10c; Alabama 10c; Orleans 10 j. Quotations revised. Market weak and un saleable at these prices. Sales for exports ISj bales; for consumption 270 bales; for speculation 8 bales. New York, Dec 22, 3:35. Cotton Futures slightly better. December delivery 14 15-10j8!15c; January 15(8)15 1-lCc; Feb ruary 15!jfil5 0-lOc; March 10 1-lCc; April lGJifSilG 0-10c; May lGJc bid; June 17 310 17c Sales 23,000 bales. JTew Ydiifr, Dec. 22. Net receipts 87, 4S8 bales; exports to GrCat Britain 23,787 bales; to the ctfntinent-14,470 balds; slock 073,CMd bales. Jtaslivlllc Provision Market. Market active and firm. AVe quote packed from store as follows : BULK MfcAtsBhouldera OJc; clear rib Sides 7ic; clear sidtis 7c Bacon Shouide'rs 7c; nl.-u-ke't about bare of sides. Hams Sugar-aired canvased 10c Lard Hart & Ilensley's snow flake pastry in tierces Oic; half barrels 10c; kegs 10",c," buckets llcf prime in tierce Oic Breakfast Bacox AVe quote at OJc Beef Tongues AVe quote at $0.00 per dozen. Krtahvllle Flour nnrt Grain Market. Flour There is a good local and ship ping demand and prices strong as follows : Superfine $5.00; XX $0.50; XXX $7.50; choice family $8.508.75. Corn Mkax AVe quote unbolted per bushel G2c; bolted 05c Corn Shipments to-day of 700 bushels at 65c, sacked and delivered in depot. AVueat Market firm at $1.40)1.00 per bushel. Oats AVe quote at 52c in store. Bran AA'e quote at $18.00 per ton, loose in bulk, and $22.00 per ton, sacked and de livered in depot. Nashville Produce Market. Peanuts AA'e quote at $1.25 per bushel. Dried Fruit Market firm and advanc ing. AA'e quote apples and quarter peaches OJ07C and 9c for half peaches. Eggs Sales Inun wagon at 23021c per dozen. Green ApriES AVc quote at Sl.oOjQ) 5.00 per barrel. Souj: Krout AVc quote at $10 per bbl. from store. Cardage AA'e quote at $2.25(8)2.50 per crate from store. Chestnuts Sales from wagon to-day at $3.50 per bushel. Feas-AVc quote from store as follows : Stock l'eas $1.2518)1.50 per bushel; Lady Peas $2.50 per bushel. Potatoes AAre quote at $1.50 per bar rel, loose from wagon, and $2.75 from store. Feathers AArc heard of sales to-day at 55c Beeswax AVe quote at 24c Bags Dull at 2JC Ginseng AVe hear of sales at $1.00(2) 1.05. AA'ool Market dull at 1S023C for un washed, and 338)37c for washed. Broom Corn Market active at 3(87c. Nay AA'e quote at $18(325 per ton, ac cording to quality. Butter AVe quote at 20(8!25c for good to choice. Nashville Grocery Market. Sugars New Orleans, (now) in hogs heads 9i(S)10c for fair to choice; Deincrara ll!;(3il2c: standard hards 12c; A coffee 11c; B do. lOf c; extra 0 do. lOfc; yellow C 10 lie Molasses and Sinurs New Orleans (new) 05c; sirups 45300c; golden sirup 00 f8C5c. Coffee Market strong as follows: Rio, common to choice, 2S29Jc; Laguayra 30c; Java 32c Nails AA'e quote at $4.50 for lOds, and 25c additional for diminishing grades. Salt AA'e quote 1 ciishcl barrels at $3 per barrel in dejiot. Candles: AVc quote star 17Jc 3? lb. Fish Vc quote as follows: Half bar rels, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, $9.00, $7.25 and $0.50; in kits, Nos. 1,2 and 3, $2.50, $2.00 and $1.75. Bice AVe quote at SJc Teas AA'e quote Imperial 75ci3S1.25; Young Hyson 75cG$1.25; Black 50c(8i $1.00; Gunpowder 75cfi$1.25. Powder Dupont $7.25; Sycuuore Mills $7.25; blasting $5.00; fuse per 100 feet 05c Shot AA'e quote Talent $2.90; Buck $3.15. Liquors AA'o quote common rectified wliisky V gallon $1.00.; Robertson County $1.75!83.00; Bourbon $1.2505.50; Lincoln County $1.75(8)2.25; Highwincs $1.00. Cotton Ties AVc quote at 10c Brooms AVe quote at $2.5003.50 3? dozen. Soap AA'e quote at 50Sc Jh, or $3.00 04.50 W box. Bagging-j-AYc quote at 15010c for hemp and flax. Nashville Live Stock Market. Cattle Market brisk. Sales to-day at the stock yard of AA'arner & Evritt of S5 head at prices ranging from l".04ic, and sales of 00 head by J. F. B. Jackson & Co. at 2i04Jc, leaving no stock whatever on the market, and the arrivals not sufficient to accommodate the shipping demand. One of our stock yard firms is several hun dred behind orders at this time. Hous Sales to-day of 150 hogs by AA'ar ner & Evritt at 505ic, and 88 head by J. F. B. Jackson at $5.1505.25. Heavy weights command the latter figure readily. Sheep AA'e notice sales of 10 head to day at $2.0004.00 per head. But little or no demand. Sundries. Seeds Clover $0.50; timothy $3.75(fJ 4.00; orchard grass $1.75; blue grass $1.75; herd's grass $1.50; millet out of season. Cotton Yarns AVc quote at lie, 13c, 15c and 17c for 700, 000, 500 and 400. Shucks In demand at $3.50 per 100 lbs for hackled, and $1.50 for rough. AVirAVPiNG Paper AVe quote small at 50c; medium 75c; double crown $1. Iron AVc quote as follows : Tennessee bar 0,c if lb; Kentucky do. 5c; Tennessee band 009c; Kentucky do. 5J0Oic; Tennes see boiler plate 8Jc; boiler heads OJc; fire box 10c, sheet; common 007c; do. Ken tucky 7i08Jc; do. Tennessee 809 c Barrels AA'e quote ot 45c Glassware AVe change our quotations to suit the card rates as follows : 8 by 10 $0.75; 10 by 12 $7.25; 10 by 14 $8.00; 10 by 10 $8.75; 12 by 14 $8.75; 12 by 10 $8.75; 12 by 18 $9.25; 12 by 20 $9.25. Discount 40. Flasks The quotations net arc as fol lows : Half pint $2.75," pint $3.75; quart $4.75. Candies AVe quote stick candy 15c; common fancy 16c CoRDAGE--Jutc 13c; grass 20c; cotton 30c. PEPrER AA'e quote at 27c. Spice AYe quote at 10c Ginger AVc quote at 10c. Tallow AA'e quote at Oc Oranges AVe quote at $9 per barrel. Cloves Advanced to 50000c. souniEnN pkodijce markcts. Coh'mrus, Ga., Dec. 20. Clear sides lb 9c; clear rib sides OJc; shoulders Sic; sugar-cured hams 15c; plain hams 13c. . . . ..Bulk Mgats Clear rib sides Sic; iced shoulders 7Jc Butter Goshen lb 50c; country' Wc Corn Yellow mixed VpushelOOc, no demand; wite95c, carload rates in dejiot Flour Fine barrel, $8.00; superfine $9.00; extra $10.00; double extra $10.00; fancy $12.00 Hay -tf cwt., $1.75 Lard -Prime leaf "tf lb, 10'c Meal $ bushel, SI. 00 Oats W bushel, 75c0$l.OO Pota toes Irish, W hhl- 5-L50. SAVANNAn, Ga.. Dec 20. Bacon Fair stock, demand large and prices firm. AA'e quote: Clear rib sides, 9091c; shoul ders 8i!9c, scarce; dry salted sides and bellies, SI09C; hams, sugar-cured in canvas, 13015c. T. . . .Butter and Laud Butter AVcsteni, 28033c; Goshen, 37040c; Gilt Edge, 3S04Oc Lanl 10c in firkins; 11c in tubs Apples Good stock, and sell at $5.5000.00 .per barrel. Egos Mar ket well supplied. AVe quote at 33 035c 3P dozen, wholesale; retail, 37040c Flour Supply good; demand mod erate at quotations. AAequote: Northern and AATjstein superfine, $7.0008.25; extra $8.5009.50; familv, $9.50010.50; extra family, $11.50; fancy, $12.50 Grain Corn Stock good. Demand dull. AVe quote: AVhite $1.0001.09; mixed or yellow $1.00. Tvye $1.50 per bushel HAY - Stock large, demand dull. ' AA'e quote: Northern at $1.3501.45 wholesale, and $1.5001.00 at retail; Eastern $1.4001.45 at wholesale, and $1.80 at retail; AA'esteni, $1.7501.85 at retail Hides, AVool, Etc. The demand for these articles during tho past week has been good. AVe quote : Dry flint, 1401 lc; dry salted. 10012c. Deerskins, 27c AVax, 25c. AVool, 200 27c hurry wool, 10020c Tallow, Sc. Otter skins, 5OC0S2.5O, aecordingtoqualily. ..... Oats Stock fair, demand moderate. AVe quote at 70075c Onions Northern, $4.5000.00 per barrel Potatoes Northern, good stock and selling at $3,500 4.50 "per barrel Poultry and Game There is an active inquiry for these arti cles with a fair supply. Chickens are sel ling at 05075c full grown; half grown, 550 00c per pair; geese sell at $1.4001.00 per pair by the dozen pairs; turkeys $1.5002.75 per pair. The above are wholesale figures; retail prices are 5 to 10 per cent higher. Full grown stock meet with ready sale; half grown or small neglected. Montgomery, Ala., Dec 20. Butter Goshen tf lb 20035c; AVcsteni ty lb 22 i 030 Bacon Sugar-aired liams tf lb 14015c; clear sides W lb, 9J,c; clear rib sides itf lb, 909Jc; shoulders -tf lb, 909c . . . i Bulk Meats Shoulders p lb, 7-J.c; clear rib "tf lb, Si0$c Corn AVest- crn 3? bushel, 85090c Flolt Sack itf sack, $4.0005.00; fine barrel, S7.250 7.75; superfine, $7.7508.25; extras, $8,500 9.50; fancy extras, $10.00011.00 Hay W 100 JJbs, $1.5001.75 Lard In keg3 tym, 1101HC,- in tierces p lb, 100 10 Ic Meal -P bushel, S509Oc ..Oats Jtf bushel, 70080c Pork Mess "p barrel, $20.00.... Potatoes Irish, "tf barrel. Si.OO04.5l) Bye bushel, $1.2501.50. Augusta, Ga., Dec20. Bacon Clear sides 9091c; clear rib 9i09",c; shoulders '8c; sugar-cured liams, canvased, 10012 c; drysaltedbellies9c; lorn; clear Sf09c; clear rib 8109c; shoulders 707.c. Tennessee meats none Butter Goshen 38040c; country and Teunessee scarce at 25028c P lb Cow Feed AAlieat bran S20.00 W ton; stockmeal 90095c Country Pro duce Eggs 30035c; chickens hcnSi-300 35c; frying size 25030c. Fi.oun City Mills Stovall's Excelsior Mill Little Beauty, $S.75; Extra, $9.25; Golden Sheaf, $10.00; Pride of Augusta, S11.00. Augusta Mill Gilt Edge, $10.75; A No. 1, $9.75; Extra, $9.00; Tip Top, $8.50; O. K. Superfine, $7.75. Granite Mill Pilot, $8.75; Sunbeam, $9.00; Double Ext ra,$10.00; Fancy Family, $11.00; Empire Mills Im perial XXXX, $10.50; Lily AVhite, XXX, $!.75; Brilliant XX, $9.00; Hot Cake3 X, $8.50; Rock Milis, superfine, $8.00. Coun try aud AA'esteni flour superfine, $0,000 7.00; extra, $7.7508.25; family, $o.5O09.OO; extra family, $9.0009.50; fancy family $9.75010.25 Grain AAlieat choice white, $1.8501.90; amber, $1.O701.75; red, $1.0001.05. Com white, 93095c; mixed and yellow, 92093c. Oats mixed, SOc. Rye, $1.30. Barley, $1.40 Corn Mkal City bolted,$101.O5; coun try, 95c0Sl. 'eiv Orleans Ure .Stock Market. The JVetc Orleans Times gives the arrivals for the week ending 20th inst. .13 follows : Texas beeves, 1,053; calves and yearling, 1.29S; hogs, 128; sheep, 725; milch cows, 30. The sales during the same period were as follows: Texas heeves, 1,089; calves and yearlings, 909; hogs, 735; sheep, 729. Leaving a stock on hand as follows : Texas beeves, 1,522; calves and ycarlinss, S27; hocp, 285; .sheep, 709; milch cows. 90. MARItl-TS IIY TELEGRAPH. The Cotton Markets. Liverpool, Dec. 22. Cotton dull and easier; middling uplauds 8a8d; middling Orleans Sfc Sales 10,000bales; American 5,900 bales; speculation and exports 2,000 bales. Sales of uplands not bclowgood or dinary shipped November to February SJd; December delivery" S l-10d; Febniary do. Sid; sales not below low middlings shipped November to January SJd; sales of Orleans not below good ordinary shipped December and January S 5-10d. New Y'ork, Dec 22. Cotton dull and nominal; middling uplands 10c. Futures closed quiet; salc3 of 25,800 bales as fol lows: January 15c; Febniary 15 17-32c; March 10 l-32al0 1-lOc; April lOic; May 17c New Orleans, Dec 22 Cotton active supply for middles but poorly assorted; prides are lac lower; sales 10,100 bales; good ordinary to strict good ordinarylSJ; al4Jc; "low middling to strict low middling 14Jal5Jc; middling to strict middling 15J alOJc; good middlings 17ic. These quo tations are for currency. Receipts 21,140 bales; exports to continent 3,057 bales; stock 223,033 bales. Memphis, Dec. 22. Cotton dull and market unsettled; the unfavorble weather checks outdoor trade. Receipts for the p:ist day 7,005 bales; shipments for the last twenty-four hours 5,150 bales; stock bales. St. Louis, Dec 22. Cotton quiet and weak; middlings 15c. Louisville, Dec 22. Cottou dull but unchanged; middlings 15c. Cincinnati, Dec 22 Cotton dull at 15ic. I'orelsu Market.. London, Dec. 22, 5 r. m. Consols for money 91a92; on account 92a!)2; United States 5-20s of 1S05, 94; do. of 1807, 94J; United States 10-40s 92; new 5's 91 J. Erie 30 i. Erie preferred 58f. New York Central 78. The amount of bullion gone into the Bank of England on balance to-day is i15,000. The rate of discount in open market for three montlis' bills is 4J per cent or per cent below Bank rate. Liverpool, Dec 22 BrcadsttuTs are quiet and unclianged. Paris, Dec 22. Rentes 5Sf 20c Xcw Tork Money Market. New York. Dec 22. Money closed easy at 4a5 per cent. Sterling exchange closed dull with business at 1USJ for 00 davs and 109ial09J for sight. The Customs receipts were $210,000. Gold closed at 1 10J alter selling at llOJallOJ. Loans were at 7, 1-32 aud 7 per cent gold for carrying. The Assistant Treasurer disbursed $300, 000. The Clearings were $53,000,000. Government were firm. State bonds were dull. Stocks opened strong but under rumors of mercantile failures became weak and declined from to 2J per cent. The de cline was led by AVesteni Union and AVabash, which were pressed down 2 per cent by free offerings. Cleveland, Colum bus and Indiana Central,Union Pacific and St. Paul were well sustained, the latter on the report that Northwestern and St. Paul contemplate a closer alliance. Panama was exceptionally strong andjadvanced from 98 to 100. The market closed heavy. The large sellers of last week were purchasers to-day in anticipation of an advance in January. The sales at the Stock Exchange to-day between- ten and two o'clock amounted to 120,000 shares, of which 23,000 shares were AA'esteni Union; 42,000 Union Pacific; 10,000 Lake Shore; 7,000 Pacific Mail, 0,000 Cleveland, Columbus and Indiana Central; 11,000 AVabash; 3,000 St. Paul; 4,000 Ohios; 2,000 Northwcstcw. Sterling Exchange. Bankers' Bills: 108J; United States coupons of 1SS1, 11SJ; 5-20S of 1802, 112J; do. of 1S04 11 1: do. of 1805, 114J; do. new 117," 1S07, 117$; do. of 1808, 117i; new fives 110J; United States coupons of 10-403, 111; United States currency sixes, 112. Bonds Mis souri State bomb, 92J; Tennessee, old SOc, do. new 80; Virginia new 40; old 30; North Carolina old 24; do. new 14; Stocks AA'esteni Union Telegraph 71 J. New York Central 95L Erie 44; prefer red 70;. New York Iry tloodH Market. New York,Dcc 22. Busines was quiet to-day with commission houses and the jobbing movement was slow. The market for cotton goods was steady and prices niled firm. Cotton flannels and corset jeans are active. Prints were quiet but finn. Cot tonades were in better demand. Fancy cassimcrcs and worsted coatings show some improvement. AVhite good, laws, em broideries and liandkcrchiefs were decided ly more active. Jfcw York General Market. New York, Dec 20 Flour in moderate demand and lower; superfine AVesteni and State $3.(503 0.00; extra Ohio $0.55aS.25; St. Louis S0.70all.()0. AAliisky Iinnerat99a$l. AVbcat in fair demand and higher; No. 2 spring $1.54al.5S. Rye unchanged. Barley unchanged. Com opened higherandclosed quiet with the advance lost; 83a83c afloat. Oats higher at 59a00'c afloat. Coffee buoy ant and higher; Bio 25a27c gold. Sugar firm. Mess pork quiet and steady; new $10 for spot; $10.03 for March; prim.eJ12.50 and prime mess $14al4.25. Bulk mests-r-middles steady; long clear middlcKlc short clear middles Tic; long dear middles and short clear middles. Febniary? VJ J c Lard firmer; steam S ll-10c; Decembers: January SJc; March 9J;C. ; f, , llaltlmorc Markets. v x. Baltimore, Dec. 22. Flour quiet and unclianged; western superfine $4.7uaO."W; extra $0.50a7.00; family $.25aS.73. SV'heac active for prime to choice; dull for other grades; choice white Sl.S0al.S7; fair to prime $l.G7al.S0. Com mixed western dull 70c. Oats linn at 50a52c Rye fytict and finnatS8a93c Provisions quietland unchanged. Coll'oe firm at 23a2ic. AVhj: ky firm at $1.00. JTcw Orleans Markets. New Orleans, Dec 22. Flottr iu fair local demand: common $4.75a5.12i; XX $0.00; XXX S0.50a7.37; family $$-50a 9.12 j. Corn fair supply ami demand, at 73a75c Oats dull and lower at 523530 Bran dull and easier at 97ic Hay dull; choice $23. Mess pork scarce and: firmer at $15.25. Dry salt meats dull; shoulders 0c; clear rib Sec; clear Be. Bacon firmer; shoulders 8aSc; clear rib Sc; clear Oc Hams new scarce and in demand at I3a l4C. Lard in light supply and firm; tierces SJc; keg t)iai)fc. Sugar dull: inferior 4a 44c; common Saoic; fair to fully fair 0a7i. Molasses in cood demaua: fair fermenting 40a42c; fair to good fair 50a54c; prime, to strictly prime 53a"j9c AVliisky lower at 90 a97c for Louisiaua; no choice Cincinnati in the market. Coflee firm at 21a57c Corn meol scarce at S 50. Freights, by steam and sail to Liverpool Jd; by steam and sail to New York Jc Gold 1104atl0i; sight bank a. discount; sterling bank 18. per cent premium. The banks to-day re siuned currency payments without any notificatious""to tliat cll'ect. All transactions are now made in currency. Quotations accordingly. Cincinnati Markets. Cincinnati, Dec. 22. Flour steady and finn at $7.i'a7.25. AA'heat quietand unchanged at $1.47al.50 for sample lots. Corn finncr at 54a58e. Rye quiet and un changed. Oals demand fair and market finnat43a50c Barley demand fair and market linn at $1.40al.53. Groceries firm. Mess pork quiet at $15al3.25. Lanl firm; steam Si; kettle held at Sfc. Bulk Meats quiet and finn; shoulders 5?aSc; clear rib 0a7c; clear 7a7ic. Bacon finn; no shoul ders here; clear rib and clear Sc. Hogs opened dull but closed active at $4.70a5.0O. Green meats are linn; shoulders olaOJc; clear rib Gc; clear 7c. Hams, 15 pounds average S;c. AVliisky quiet at 91c. ionisvillc Markets. Louisville Dec 22. Bagging market steady at 13Jal5c Flour firm antl active; extra" family $0.00a073; A No. 1 $7.57. fancy SS.73. Grain demand fair and market finn. AVhcat red to white $1.45a 1.55. Con: new shelled 50a55c. Oats 45c Provisions finn and tending upwards. Mess pork $15.50al0.00. Bulk meats-speculative 0c; clear rib 7a7i clear 7ia7i loose. Green meats nominal. Bacon no minal. Hams snsar-cured 12al3c Lard good SaSJc; leaf 9alOJc. AA'hfcky 90$ aOlc. Chicaso Markets. CHICAGO, Dec. 22. Flour quint and unchanged: holders demand concessions; extra $5.25; extra superfine $7.23a9.23. AA'heat demand active and pricrs advanced No. 2 sprimc Sl.liJ for cash or December; $1.15 for January; No. 1 spring $1.15. Com active and advanced; No. 2 mixed rJc. Oats active and adv.wceil at iUjc Rye quiet and unplmnged at 75a7'c lr Iey demand fair ami prices liave advanced No. 2 fall $1.40; No. 3 artivt at $l.O7al.0S. Whisky in fair demand but at biwvr rates, 95c. Dressed liogs finn at $5.35;U.95. Mess Pork demand active and pri.eas ad vanced, but irregular, closing at I0cor20c below best prices; $14.25 for cash. Lanl demand fair anil market finn at Sj for spot. Bulk meats demand good at lull prices; loose shoulders partly cured 5u5;C; short rib middle? 7c; short clear middles 7-a"r?c. Green meats shoulders 5c; hamsSaSjc for 18 and 10 pounds average. St. I.otiis Mnrketx. St. Louis, Dec. 22. Flour doniand fair and market finn for lower grades. AVhcat dull and prices liave declined; No. 2 spring $l.lSal.l9; No. 2 fall $1.41al.43; No. 2 red winter ltold at $1.70 but at the close could not be sold at $1.03. Com dull and prices have declined; new UHXiuLJila 55c for east t!ack and elevator: OfWdulf and declined to :'7";a:8c for east track ami elevators. Barley quiet ami unchanged. Rye easier at S3aS5a AVliisky steady at 95c. Mess pork nominal at $14.50. Dry salt meats strong anl held higher at 3ic, la. 7 c Bacon finn; clear rib Se; clear Sic Green meats hams higlier at Sfc. Lanl nominally held at 8c. Hogs steady at $4.S0a5.15; bulk of saks $4.D0t5.0O. Oattle finn. Memphis Markets. Memphis, Dec. 22. Flour denutud quiet and unclianged at $5.5tU9.50. (Sini holders quiet at 72a73c. Oats murket qu'ret at 51ft53c. Bulk meats quiet and unchanged; shoulders Oc; clear rib OJc: clear 7jc Lard quiet aud unchanged; good at 9al0c. COMMISSION MERCHANTS. W. HoorEU llAitr.is. K.CK.Mautij. HARRIS 8c CO., General Brokers Si South Market Street, Jtakc casli itilvancei' on Cotton to UiPhf aiitbor ized corresiwmlents in Livpriool, JTew York. "N'cw Orleans and Charleston. Oner at all times Sunr, Coffee, Cniiilles. Foreign nml Domestic LLiuors, Etc., Ulrcc? from Koflucrs, Importers, and Jltinu lacturers. nov22 tr WILLIAMS, BLACK & CO. 12G l'carl Street, Jfcw Tork, ANI3 1V1LLLV3IS, BLACK & AYILLIA3IS, CIIAltl.EST)A S C, Commission Merchants. . Special attention given to Ibe ptireliase and sale of Cotton Tor future delivery. Advances made and Information furnished by Harris & Co., 31 South Market street novffltr J. XT. -ROBSON, . Commission. Meroliant Nos. C3 East Bay and 1 & 2 Atlantic Wharf, C'JIAKI.ESTOJi', .S, C. Having ample means for advances, a lHisinet experience of twenty years, and confining him self strictly to a Commission Rusiness, witliont operating on his own account, respectfully o llclts consignments of Cotton, Flour, Corn, Wheat, etc. nov!8 tf MEDICAL. tlvoid Quacks. AA'ICTIM OK KAULY IN'DISCKBTIOX, causing nervous deldlity, premature decay, etc., having tried in rain every advertised rem edy, has discovered a simple meaim of self-ouro -which he will send free to his fellow-sufferers. Address. I. It. KKiiVKS, 78 Nassau street, "cw York. w I eodSm CI St. Onrle. itrrcl. Si. 1-oulJ. ila.,hs Wrn tooccr.r ragMlnthe tmlrocnttraUrnertaiil rtiual !! Ihxa djt ;tUlit la Si. LouK lb ciij prs (he abofpfrraatorrhtra, staaalili bun vihI lupotenfr.aj t&a r-.alt of ir-sb!ne Iu J"nth or sexual exrnaea ; fraptamt being, D'rrrMi.nc.f, af-m!u!i!e:nlf4!m, deMlitr,llmasi of (lit, ilelcctlre mnry. plmp'a on lb faer, pb jtleal Area arrrsion t tocletjr of rrmalff , confusion or Idea, loi of sexual power, are li-rm.n.DlWc.rr.1- ramphlttMpans free. trerylett-Tof lu-iuirr irlth oo ;tamt aniwered. UNDERTAKERS. R.H. GROOMBS & CO., Funeral Undertakers, AGENTS FOlt J. JL PCLLIAM. 4-i ana 4i SORTIE CHERRY STREET, NASHVILLE. DEALERS IN IlflUAL CASES AN1 'OAS kets, and Agents for Crane. Ilrent & Co.' and other Improved Cases and Caskets. Attend promptly to all funerals In rlty w snrrouniljng country with linn Hearses for bntb AdultsV'nnd Children, "elegraphie urilers titled with ill. patch. Taylor's Patent Corpse lrerver be sides other .Preservers, that are warranted1-t(j preserve a corpse from IE to 20 days wlthoatfde cay. At the office day ml night. . janll till ap