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Gold closed in New York yesterday
Tennessee Bonds closed in
York last evening at SOi for
: a Gdirotf.is quofcedin
New York at
The lfew York Times expresses the
opinion that there is a suggestion of
retributive justice on the Spaniards in
t-hc Fact of a steamer called the Santi
ago de Cuba having successfully effect
'ed the landing of a filibustering expo-
- dition, not far fiom the scene of the
late massacre, and in the further fact
that in the interior, among the moun
tains of Puerto Principe, 500 Spanish
soldiers were caught in a Oubanam
buscadc and 200 of them killed. To
the credit of. the insurgents, they paid
. some attention to the enemy's wound
ed, and scut them upder escort to the
vicinity of the Spanish lines. Such ack
Sicsiori to the ordinary rules of civilized
warfare will probably not prevent the
Spaniards firm unceremoniously shoot
ing every of the men serving under
Gomez wom they can lay hands on.
MNT$ CHIEF JUSTICE.
Hrribus Charges Asnlml Williams
Why United State Attorney C.'ihlis,
of OrcRon. wo Kcinovcil.
"From tlie Ixmisville Courier-Journal.
Washington, Dec. 22. It has trans
pired that the charges made by "Wright
against Attorney General Williams
liave not been fully sustained by proof;
but the charges which were telegraphed
from Oregon are far more serious. It
seems that very gross frauds were per
petrated in Oregon in the election held
an 1872, and last spring, and that the
guilty parties were vigorously proee
uutcd by Mr. S. C. Gibbs, the United
States District Attorney, although a
Republican. Finding that- Gibbs was
making matters rather warm for his
political' fi-iends, the Attorney General
telegraphed him as follows on the 27th
of November last:
'I am advised that you have obtained
sin order for a new gxand jury at this
ierm of the court, to be suininonqd in
an unusual manner. You are instruct- I
'ed to move to rescind such order, as
greatly increasing the expenses of the
term. I am satisfied that the regular
grand jurors can do the business of the
term. Take no nction before such jury
until you have reported to me the ne
cessity for this extraordinary proceed
ing and expense.
"Geo. H. "Williams, At'y Gen,"
MR. GIBUS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Fhc District Attorney replied on Dec.
2 a follows :
"In reply, I have to say that it was
proven before the last grand jury that
a state of bribery and repeating was in
augurated m this district at the late
Congressional election, which .was
alarming. A bare majority prevented
indictments where the guilt waU clearly
proven. In .one. case thw grand jury
"voted an . iudictniaut, and after one
night rescinded the indictment by a
vote of one majority. Upon investiga
tion, I found that the Deputy Marshals
were instructed from Portland to sum
mon certain men designated. Suppos
ing that the wheels of justice ought not
to be blocked by mistake or
corruption, 1 moved for a new grand
jury. The Court amended rule No. 11
by ordering that thereafter the Clerk,
Marshal and United States Commis
sioner scleet one hundred and fifty
namcs from the assessment rolls of this
and adjoining counties, from which a
jury may bo selected by lot. A jury
bo selected is to meet to-morrow. For
thus doing my duty, I understand that
representations have been made to you
to prevent their meeting, and for my
removal as a last resort of the corrup
tionists to prevent prosecution and
cover up rascality. More by letter.
"A. C. Gibbs."
WILLIAMS HAS GIBBS REMOVED.
"Williams friends in Oregon claim
that he was misled by the ring, but the
facts indicate that he was in close sym
pathy with them. The Attorney Gene
ral did not wait for Mr. Gibbs' letter.
It was quite evident from his dispatch
of the lirst of December that he was
doing his duty. This was sufficient.
On the 3d iust. Williams had Jiim re
moved from ofiicc and another man ap
pointed iu his place. The Judiciary
vxMiuniixee or me senate are now in-
vesligating whether the man who did
this ouirht to be Chief Justice of the
United States. It is simply a reneti
lion of his action in Arkansas, where
the District Attorney and Marshal
were turned out for forcinjr the law of
the United States against ballot-box
The Destitute Worltinxmcn.
CiucACfo, Dee. 23. A lip in Clinton,
Mo., last night, burned half the western
side of the public square. Los, $50,000.
Committees of tlie Common Council and
Workingnien of this city held a conference
1 Ills afternoon, when it w:u shown that the
city had little work to give. It was agreed
to full on the Chicago Relief and Aid So
ciety for $00,000 for parent needs, when
the conference adjourned to meet with rej
rescutatives of the Relief and Aid Society
at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
Nothing was done at Bloomington
terday concerning the receivership of
man and Clinton Railway.
St. Lons Dec 33. Tin- Collier while
lead and oil company's works, coiner Clark
and Tenth street, caught lire at half past
seven to-night, and all the manufacturing
part of the extensive buiidiiig was destmj
ed. Loss on machinery about $00,000;
stock. S10,000; building. $10,000. Insured
for $ir0,000, but nami of oflic'ps not ob
"What's to become of me. if you die?"
oxelninied a devoted wife to her sick hus
band. nI don't know." replied he; "you'd
better be thinking what's to bucouie of
Grant Gets HLs Dander Up.
The Nomination of. "Williams "Will
Not l)e Withdrawn-.
Washington, Dec 23 The President
stated emphatically to-day that the nomi
nation of Attorney Genera! Williams fo
Chief Justice would not be withdrawn and
tiiat lie nan never conicmpiatcu sum a.
A. if. Stephens vs. Social 5.cvellm'.
Tlie eolored delegation composed of Geo
F. Dawning, Frederick Douglass and oth
ers had an interview to-davbv appointment
with Representative A. 11. ftevens, ot'
Georgia, btenhons freely admitted that
colored men f.s citizens were, entitled to
full protection in their civil rights without
any mmvidious proscription, but that it
was the duty of the respective States aud
not tliat of the Federal Government yet, in
order to secure them.
liriilcroom Talking of fiCouoiily.
Gen. Belknap, Secretary of War, is dis
posed to cut uie estimates ol tlie war
department down to tlie lowest possible
limit. Those for military service proper
received his personal attention, and were
calculated as closely as possible, but ho
proposes to readjust them and reduce them
as far as the actual requirements of the
service will permit. The estimates of ap
propriation for fortifications, armament of
forts, and for rivers and harbors,amounting
m tlie aggregate to about twenty million
dollars, can be very materially reduced.
Congress can decide as to the locations
where appropriations are needed.
Wnnt to Jumble Things.
It appears almost all the departments are
burdened with additional clerical work bv
the operation or the act requiring separate
accounts to be rendered under each appro
priation and for each fiscal year, as well as
by frequent calls from Congress for reports.
the- departments will be closed at
noon during the holiday week.
Hie outstanding legal tenders arc 53 io,-
1 he President and his company return
ed this morning from St. Louis.
The Durcll Investigation.
Representatives Wilson and Eldridge, of
the Judiciary Committee, will leave here
Saturday for Xew Orleans. It is their in
tention, while avoiding State politics and
complications, to investigate all the acts of
the Federal Court which, it is charged,
taint Judge Durell's official conduct.
Another Dry Goods rntlnrc.
Xew Yokk,Dcc 23. Diggs & Cunning
ham, dry goods merchants, 305 Broadway,
are announced suspended.
Hie outstanding loan certilicales are S3,
.5,000, a decrease since yesterday of $470,-
Woodruff & Morrison, of South Brook
lyn, whose books were seized some time
ago on the charge that they liad defrauded
the government, have offered to pay $33,000
The Slippery Genci.
Sheriff Brouan, through counsel, pleaded
not ready to show cause why he should not
ue punished lor lailure to produce Genet in
court yesterday, and the case was adjourned
mi jiouuay. -ine anerm nopes to recap
Evidence for the prosecution closed in the
case of ex-Mayor Hall, and the court ad
journed till to-morrow.
Senator j;icctcl for the Short T?rm
Sax Fj:a-cii;Co, Dee. 23. Judce llazcr
of this city, the Anti-Railroad candidate.
for the United States Senate for the short
term, was elected to-dav, at Sacramento, on
me scconu ballot.
Tlie accounts of the lale H'rrilinllisi(in
at sea are very conflicting. R. 31. 3Ialthus
writes ti second letter, throwins the whole
biame oa the ofiicer of the wateh aboard
the Ville du Havre, on the ground that it
is a law ol the sea for steam vessels to cet
out oi the way of sailing vessels. The olh-
cer thus blamed is anions the lost. 3ir.
Mai thus calls the French crew a mob of
brutes and cowards. Possibly his views are
coioreu oy national prejudices.
T. P. (-'hisiioi'm, a prominent grain spec-
ulatoi ol Chicago, w missing, to the great
alarm of his friends.
Tlie Legislature of West Virginia has ad
journed without removing the Ciipilol of the
Hartford reports the burnins of amanilla
paper null, at an expense of Su.OOO.
The bankruptcy case of the Bowles Ban
kers, who tailed in Pans last vear to the
great inconvenience of American travellers,
has been adjourned sine die.
A Devoted IHiiifjhter.lii-I.mv..
Bovrox, Dec. 23 Tlie wife ot Alex
Agas.siz, son-in-law of the late 1'rof. Agas
siz, died last night of pneumonia,, superin
duced by laliguc m attendance upon her
Lbwistox, Me., Dec 23. The l'resi
dent of the First National Bank of this
city, publishes a card saying irregularities
have uecn discovered in connection with
some transactions of the late cashier, but
the bank loses nothing.
Suicide of a Sawyer.
Coi.i'Jiiir.s, O., Dec. 23. William Ellis,
:igcd 70 years, who has lived here for sever
al years, working :is a wood-sawyer, com
mitted suicide last nighl under an old
ware house by cutting his throat with a
pocket knife. Ellis is supposed to have
friends in New Jersey.
Foirr 3Iaiison, la., Dec 23. The
Anti-Monopolists Convention at Franklin
to-day, resulted in the nomination of Con
rad Sehwecr, the present incumbent, who
is a prominent, granger, to fill the vacancy
in the Legislature caused bv the deatli of
Hon. E. A. Lavton.
The l'ort. Smith Kosid.
Littm: Rock, Dec. 23. On the appli
cation of the State Treasurer, the Chancel
lor of Pulaski to-day placed the Fort Smith
railroad in the hands of a receiver, Col. S.
B. Beaumont, pending the contest for pos
ession of the road between the Boardg of
Director:! elected a few days ago.'
Dentil from Asnhyxin.
Cixc ixNATi, Dec. 23. Yesterday even
ing Edward Sehwarzvoegel, child and wife,
recently from Baltimore, 3Iaryland, were
found iu their room at a hotel, corner of
Pearl and Central Avenue, the two former
dead and the latter dying from inhaling the
gas which they had neglected to turn off
Sr. Lons Dec 23. The bodies of seventy-eight
Federal soldiers, who were killed
during the war at Cenlralia, 3Io., by Bill
A ndefson's gueril las, were t aken to Jefferson
City yesterday to be interred in the national
cemetery, under charge of 3taj. limn, of the
Foiled States Quartermaster's Department.
The City r Drnthrrly I.ove.
Puii.AiiKLi'iiiA. Dpe. 23. The striking
longshoremen have organized an associa
tion. One resolution declares that white
and colored men may become members.
About two hundred strikei-s marched along
the docks to-day, endeavoring to induce the
men working to join them. Some men
working jesterday at reduced rates have ,
not resinned to-day, being intimidated by
the violence olfered their companions last
Gambler Arrest rtl.
Omaha, Nmt., Dec 23. All Ihe lending
gamblers in this city were arrested to-day
by the Sheriff for violation of a strict law
passed by the last Legislature against
ambling, and will be brought beloro. the
More Massacres at Santiago.
Twenty-four Gitiicns Waylaid and
Bitter Complaints of Americans
Against Our Govcrnuignl,
'I no united States Fins Trampled
New Youk, Dec. 23. A dispatch to the
Ti-ibune from Key West contains the fob-
The Virginius prisoner sui-rgndertid at
Santiasd say that when Ihe ofllcers from
the Tornado boarded the Virginius, one of
them in hauling down the Hag of the United
Males, tore it into ribbons and trampled on
it, asserting, with an oath, "This is what I
The situation in Santiago dc Cuba. is re
poncu as very sericus-. uniy a weeK ago
twenty-live citizens were arrested, and after
a mock trial, without any evidence being
adduced against them, they were told to go
home. Un tlie way they were cruelly way-
lam and killed, only one escaping. He
was riddled with bullets. Americans are
continuallv in fear for their lives: .utd hit.
terly complain, that llothiiig lids been done
to redress their wrongs. It is not safe for
an American ofiicer to go ashore alone at
Santiago. All along the river Mne the
Spaniards are erecting new batteries.
A I'artinl Denial.
Loxdox, Dec. 23 There is no truth in
the report that British war ships In tho
West Indieshave been ordered to Cuban
The Time this morning, alluding to the
report tliat Spain has made a demand upon
the United Suites for the restoration of the
Virginius and the survivors surrendered at
Santiago de Cuba, says such miction on the
part of Soain would bo lwemainre. tie-
spite the opinion of the Attorney General
of the United States, that the Virginius
had no right to carry the American flag,
Spain must wait until the United States
Court has settled the case of tho vessel,
before proceeding further in thematten
Government Proceed! rig's Against the
W-ViiinxGTOX, Dee. 23. The investiga
tion as to the character of the Virginius
will be conducted in New York. The
Government is powerless to proceed against
Patterson, to whom the register for the
vessol was issued, on account of the statute
Loxdox, Dec 23 A Herald special
says an official denial is given to tlie story
of the JVcw York Times that the English
Government demanded punishment of Gen.
ilftzal no Takes French lieavc.
Pams, Dec. 23. A ramor is current
that Marshal Bazaine has fled the country.
It is also reported that Rochefort has died
at New Caledonia.
Iict Us Have I'chcc.
Chevalier Ifigra, Italian 3Iinister, had
ail interview with President 3Ic3Iahon to
day, and proposed the resumption of cor
dial relations between France and Ital-.
There is strong opposition to the proposed
grant of money to Ex-EmpressEugenie.
Itcport or Bazaine'. I'llsrht Contra:
The report of Bazaine's flight is un
founded. It is now stated that the ex
3Iarshal is to leave. Paris to-night for Saint e
3rargucrite,Jiis place of imprisonment.
Marching: on the Curlisis:
3IAi)i:ib, Dec 23. Gciis. Marioues and
Lonia hae i'e-entercd the province of Bis
cay with 15,000 men.
Afraid of Spirit tint Thunder.
Loxdox. Dec. 23. The Dally A'ctrs re
ports tliat tlie Hostile tone ol a recent pas
toral issued by the French Bishop? ha
caused the GenJian Government lo "renew
its coliiptaihts to France.
Dangerous Illness of the Emperor ot
Loxdox, Dec 24. A special from Ber
lin to the iime.s says that, m consequence
ol alarming rumors m regard to the hcaltl
of Emperor William, an anxious crdwd
tilled the square opposite, the royal palace
last night. , Tho people were assured
from the oalcony tliat the Emperor was
comparatively well although confined to
his room; but they refused to disperse.
Tlie Standard reports tliat rumors were
persistently circulated yesterday of the
Emperor's deatli, They are undoubtedly
false, bill it is certaui that his majesty is
COTTON CUI.TUKE IX ICAXSAS,
The growing interest evinced in the
cultivation of this important staple,
wherever the soilantl climate is adapted
to its production, is exemplified in the
iollowing extracts trom the rarsons
(Kan.) Sun, of the Gth inst:
Southern Kansas seems fair to enter
upon a new field of industry and profit.
Corn has been found a failure, not in
tho yield or uncertainty of the crop,
but from the excess of production.
These experiments have been mainly
confined to the counties of Neosho,
Labette, Cherokee, Crawford, Mont
gomery, Wilson and Howard counties,
and the results have been very gratify
ing. The past season has not been a
very favorable one for cotton growing.
It has been an extraordinary short sea
son. The spring was late, cold, back
ward and wet. The fall came in cold.
The frosts were about three weeks ear
lier than usual. October was a ' cold
mouth. November has been warm and
pleasant, but we have had a good deal
of November and December weather in
October. All this has been unfavora
ble to the growth of cotton. And yet
the fact has been fully demonstrated
that cotton can be grown here with
Next season will see a
creased surface planted
There was creat difficulty
seed last year. Next spring there will
be jui abundance of seed from the cot
ton now being ginned in this city.
We can scarcely approximate the
product grown this season. We know
that large amounts were grown in
Montgomery, Wilson and Howard
counjips. In Labette county wje can
name the following parties: Evc'rhart
& Matthewson, 20 acres; Win. Dick, 12
acres; Garrett Eeasoner, 10 acres; Jas.
Jewell, 12 acres; Mr. Davis, 10 acres.
Mr. Pierce, the Osage Mission banker,'
informs us that a man on the Neosho
has grown 80 acres. In the vicinity of
Chetopa a large amount has been
Messrs. Evcrharl, a leading nierchan
of Parsons, and Matthewson, cashier
First National Bank, desirous of en
couraging the growth of cotton in
Southern Kansas, have purchased, and
now have in full operation, a first-clasH
cotton gin. It has been running for
about ten days. The gin is complete
in every particular and works with all
the completeness of perfect machinery.
Cotton is coming in quite freely to be
ginned. On Monday 3ix loads were re
ceived; Tuesday live loads.
Cotton is cash, and cash
is king in
this market. A St. Louis
was here during the week,
advance $50 on every bale.
hart has already shipped several Dales
to his correspondent in St. Louis. It
is now worth 75 per bale. Mi. E.
hopes to ship 100 bales this season
the product of Southern Kansas
rowtb. Next year there ought to ho
inned and shinned from Parsons at
The showeis will cause every stalk of
com to cany ears" like a jackass, whileevery
watermelon will laucy lthell a lager-beer
i keg dressed in Fan's green. .
NASHVILLE,- TEM, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24,
A STAUTLtNG STORYi
A 3lniilc fjcii Captain with One: Him
urctl auil Firiy Totis of Gunpowder;
The idim-pool Jcrc'dri) Of Noi. 29
gives an account of a terrible affauf oc
curring at sea, from which wp condense
the i ollowmtr: The River Eden, a-.ves-
sel of about five hiiudvcd tons, hafling
Ironi jjiverpool, left London Oct- 15,
for Valnaraiso. havinc on board a.ffen-
cral carco made up in a considerable
degree of combustibles, and including
one hundred and fifty tons of gunpow
der. About three Weeks aftei- leaving
port, the captain, whose namo was
Bowden; manifested sighs of insanity,
ihe symptoms increasing rapidly, and
declaring his intention of blowing up
the vessel. One night, after having
been persuaded to retire from the deck,
where he had been acting in a very
excited manner, he appears to have
saturated everything m big cabin
with paraffine oil and fired it.
The mate, on entering the cabin,
was struck on the head by a shot from
the Captain's revolver, but was not
seriously injured. The men p course,
found it imposRibla to extinguish the
llanies, and ike danger of ari explosion
of powder was imminent. Tho boat
was therefore got out, and the Captain
being disabled by a blow upon the arm
with a handspike, was with some con
siderable difficulty put on board, the
crew abandoned the doomed vessel.and j
rowed away as rapidly as possibler
having naa no tamo to secure either
extra clothing oi provisions: At day
break the vessel blew up. Several
hours afterward the boat was fortun
ately picked up by the Juanita, Capt,
HarJock, of North Shields, and the
poor fellows, about seventeen in num.
ber, repcued froiii a dreadful fate. It
was found necessary to put Capt.
Bowden in irons. His legs were lashed
to the deck and an awning ut over
him for protection, but one day he con
trived to'evade the watch set over him,
and,, working his artkles free, tumped
overboard. The crew were transferred
from the J uanita to the steamer Aurora
which carried them to Bahia, whence
they' were sent to England.
on: i'iji:i,i(! schools.
To the Union and Atncricaiti
There can be no doubt hut that any num
ber of gentlemen that choose can meet, and
form any nuniber of mutual admiration
societies, and call them " State Teachers'
Associations," or "County Superintendents
Conventions, but whether they have a
right to do so upon means arising from tlie
toil ot the people by taxation, is quite
another question. I have read carefully the
reports of thedoiura and sayings of the two
assemblages .just mentioned, in session in
Xasiiviile last week, as reported in the daily
Fxiox and Ajiewcax, and I have looked
in vain for any information sliowing that
the school law and its machinery, which
thev praise so much and make, the occasion
of so compleinenting ode aiiother, are edu
cating a single child m the State that would
not be better educated without them. It
is true, one single Superintendent stated
in his county, there were 3,209 pupils "en
rolled in the schools." but he did not sav
how mauy of thCsd atle"lideu sdiool. The"
Secretary of the Board of Directors of the
district lit whi,ch .1 live told me yesterday
'Tttt tub four schools in the district had not
averaged more than ten regular attendants
to the school, while there were more than
two hundred enrolled. My information is,
that the same is true of nearly every district
in the county. And I have inquired in re
gard to adJoii!higcot!!ittes;pudthe informa
tion is not diU'ereiit in respect to tliem.
These fads are stirrinr the minds of the
people. They are inquiring, why raise large
sums by taxing the industry and enterprise
of the working masses to be expended in
supporting ln artuy of oilicc-holdcrs, and
paying. UWcJicfs" tb sdtrht c'rilpty schoo!
houses 1' Hi's is the question liiatia hoW
up, and it will not down, nor can it be put
aside by any parliamentary trick, or other
wise. It will have to be answered. It may
be answered that it is the people's fault, if
they do not obtain the benefits of the
schools, when tlsoyare established for them
and teachers employed. 'I'hat may le all
true? but, wiiU ire i j bit; to h djcttit'nc to
tlie people When did j on learn they,
were not capable of attending to their own
affairs? Besides, whose money arc you
operating on ? If your own, then you may
go on operating it as you choose, under
whatever pretenre ydn cliyoej rhcther
jolt accomplish the professed object or not.
The fact that the people don't patronize
the public schools is an evidence that they
don't want them. The law establishing
them, is not the expression of public opin
ion, and hence is inoiwratlve for good. Be
sides all thi3, can any one show any reason
why a government should tax a people to
build school-houses, and pay"ttaehers to
teach, that would not be equally a good
reason why it should lax the same people
to build churches, aikt piiy prdache'rs to
preach in them? Both notions go on the
presumption that the people do not know
what is best for them are not capable of
taking care of themselves, and hence nearly
all governments have done both, especially
the latter, aud are still doing so. What
crimes and sufferings, such interference of
governments has caused, the veriest tyro
in history knows. Can any one show me
the difference between taxirig melo support
a system of theology 1 don't believe iu, and
taxing me to support a system of schools 1
don't believe in? To compel me to do
either, is the meanest of tyranny. J.W.B.
NEW YORK LAWYERS.
The I'rofcssiounl Incomes of JLciuliiisr
3Ieinbcra of the Bar.
A New York correspondent of the
Troy Times writes:
Among those who reap a handsome
harvest out of the recent panic the
legal .fraternity stands pre-eminent! An
immense increase of litigation has been
its inevitable result. Every merchant,
banker or broker, who was in trouble,
was obliged to retain a lawyer, and in
many instances more than one. For
instance. thcGrinnell bankruptcy case,
when it first appeared before Judge
Blatchford, brought six well-paid law
yers into court. The fees required
by these men on such an occasion would
not be less than 10,000, and the cost
of the entire Grinncll suit will probably
equal five times that sum. This may
seem like a large estimate, but it is to
be remembered thatthesecurities which
this house held were 12,000,000, and
the amount at stake always has a bear
ing on the legal charges. Ourbest law
yers vidue their time from 10 to 50
per hour, which is a reasonable charge.
By a consultation with one of these
men you can in an hour obtain an
opinion which is worth fifty times tho
amount of the fee. If, however, the
case be one where a half a mil
lion is at stake, then instead of a
mere fifty you will be expected to ad
vance a retaining fee of 500, or per
haps 1,000. This prevents anyone
from securing the services of the law
yer thus retained. If a lawyer, even
after receiving such a fee, should win
the case, he will expect from 10,000 to
15,000 additional. Our great lawyers
demand pay commensurate with their
reputation, aud hence some of them
can boast a practice worth 50,000 per
year. O'Gonor, previous to his retire
ment, made annually, it is said, nearly
four times that sum. Indeed, he was
probably paid 200,000 for his services
m the Jumcl case. He is now worth
more than a million, fall of which he
has made bv his own genius andindus-
Tim friends of a wit expressing some
surprise that, with Ills age and fondness
for the bottle, he should "have thought it
worth while to many. "A wife was neces
sary," he said: "they began to say .oi me
that 1 drank too much for a single man."
Some Striking DeK'ltlftiiewts Antici
patedThe Part Pinchhncli l'ly.in
iroifi tlie St. Louis Republican.
"Washington, Dec. 20. Anewconv
plication has transpired iit the Pinch
back matter. Tlie committee to inves--'tigate
Durcll leaves here Mpiiday night
for New Orleans to take testimony dur
ing the vacation, and as Judge Jere M.
Wilson, who overhauled Delahay"s rep
utation, is at the head of the commit
tee, there is but slender ground on
which to base an expectation of white
wash. It is certain that the Durell
matter will be sifted to the bottom, and
its outcohie' can hardly fail to be the
impeachment of the corrupt judge.
The resvdt will have a serious bearing
upon the legality tf the Kellogg gov
ernment, and thereby upon the ques
tion of Pinchback's admission to the
Besides this, there is a new Scandal
afloat, which is thoroughly substan
tiated, to the effect that Pinchback not
only bribed Blanchardto make affidavit
to his own criminality, but that he
bought tlie votes in the Kellogg Legis
lature tfhich. elected him, and, to cap
the climax, that he obtaihed the
money wherewith to buy them by fraud
ulent devices and under false pretenses.
It seems that among the candidates for
Senator before the Kellogg Legislature,
was one Norton, a carpet-bagger, who
was a man of wealth. Norton, finding
it necessary to buy votes, but disliking
to go into" toe market himseli, entrusted
a sum of money to Plhchback, to be
used in buying up the negro legislators
to vote for him (Norton.) Pinchback
took the money and bought the ne
gixes according to contract, except in
that he, being ambitious lulu a sharp
fellow withal, bought them for himself
instead of for Norton- When. the Leg
islature' came to a ballot, Norton was
horrified to find Pinchback elected and
himself "left ontin the cold, and when
he applied for the f estitfition of hi3
money, he was politely invited to go to
the devil. These are a few trifles which
threaten to embarrass Pinchback in the
attainment of his Senatorial ambitions.
Added to these also is the presence in
this city of Judge Bell, of New Or
leans, who on a former occasion was
called upon to perform the melancholy
duty of sentencing Pinchback to the
penitentiary for two years.
And yet Morton insists that Pinch
back has a prima facie case. Morton's
point in sustaining him, however, isnot
that he wants to get him into the Sen
ate particularly, but that he desires to
make his admission a test of the le
gality of the Kellogg government.
Moi"ton holds that uutil after Pinch
back has become a member thereof the
Senate cannot take any cognizance of
the charges that may stand againsthim.
But as 60on aS he admitted on his cre
dentials, which will settle the status of
the Kellogg government, from which he
is accredited, then Morton thinks he
can be investigated on the charges
which affect his fitness for a seat in the
Mumps and whooping cough prevail in
portions of Washington county.
Troy is to have a new academy building
lanje enough to accommodate one hundred
siiitldii!?' " .
The Boanl of Directors of the Brffifns
ville Savings Bank have declared a semi
annual dividend of S per cent.
Tho Jackaon U7iV and Tribmc says
there were over three hundred wagons in
tljfit city on the 10th inst. loaded with cot
tt'ii; One Tobias Ilarris was fined by the Cir
cuit Court of Crockett county, last week,
one cent for bathing near one of the public
A young lady on Cane Creek, in Hender
son cwtity, failed to get married on the
Hay fixed for the cerenlony because her
name .was not properly written in the mar
riage license. liowC'trV; she gc"t the name
fixed legally and married anyhow .
The Somertitle Falcon of the ISth
inst. says: Lucy Lawrence, colored, died
at pur county poor house, Tuesday, the 0th
hist., aged 1 9.0 yr?. Hhe waa pnee owned
bv the noted robber John A. Jiurre'li, rhiJ
figured so conspicuously-ill Tennessee and
Kentucky many years ago, and whose name
was once such a terror lo our people,
The Joncsboro Echo of the Oth inst.
savsf lYithhl the lost week a number of
hogs liave been slaughtered in tilts find ad-
I joining counties, r roni lniormation we
can gamer lrom nog raisers, neara hiuiiul-u
td believe that the profits on pork will be
very "oliin"' unless indney matters present
a more healthy appearance'. Small quanti
ties have befih" disiKiadtl of in this market at
The Broinuzille States of the "20th inst.
says: One of tlie best bales of cotton
brought to Brownsville this season, was
made by two little boys during vacation
and between school hours. Claiborne and
Franklin Sturdivant, sous of our worthy
citizen, 3fr. E. C. Sturdivant. It was pur
chased by J. W. Clark at 15 cents. We
take pleasure in making a-note of this; it
is a worthy example iorwliich they deserve
The Troy Xeics says: Farmers complain
of hard times, aud say they can't get hold
of any money. How is it that all kinds of
the necessaries of life arc so high? The
farmer is the man who raises these articles
and taking a proper" view of everything,
it does seem" to us tliat the fanner gets paid
well for his farm products. If we buy a
barrel of corn we have to jiay S3 for it; if
we buy a few pounds of pork, we have to
pay 0 cents per pound for it; and all other
articles from the tanner in same proportion.
And yet they complain of hard times.
The Jackson Hlti'j and Tribune says:
There is a man in tliat city who is in the"
habit of getting limber dnmk every Satur
day evening. Frequently he stays late
from home, and occasionally falls into a
gutter by the way. "Whenever he staj-3 be
yond his time his wife sends out a dog that
has been trained to watch his master and
report his whereabouts. The dog goes ev
erywhere and persists in his pursuit until
the recreant master, is found. He then
hastens back to his mistress and that good
woman returns with him and Benedict is
promptly earned home.
The Jackson Whiy and Tribune of the
20th inst. says: James Gardner, a brakes
man of Clark's freight train, on the Mobile
and Ohio Jlailroad, was run over and killed
at Trov Station, about 4 o'clock Saturday
evening, tho l"th inst. He was engaged in
coupling cars when nin over and killed.
The wheels of one car passed over him from
fool to head, crushing his body in a most
shocking manner. It appeal's that iie had
a presentiment ot" his tragic fate; for on the
day previous lo hi3 death he said to a com
panion, "I will never sec Jackson again.,"
His home was near Baldwin, Miss., and he
bore the reputation of an industrious, sober
young man. nc was in the 20th year of
his ale. Oh death! how mysterious, how
unexpected at times, and yet how certain
are thv visits.
Uxci.K Billy Woodhasis is an old and
and sly resident of Dainwell. Michigan.
His reputation is established there as a
practical joker, and his crowning joke
extremely practical in its nature is told by
the vi! l.-wre in this way: "The family and
' a few friends assembled at the residence of
Mrs. Gilkcy (that was) hist evening, to wit
ness, as they supposed, the marriage of that
lady with Mr. Woodhams, but nere some
what surprised just at the moment the
vow was to be taken, to see the minister
omit the usual ecrercmony and introduce
the twain as Mr. and Mm. Woodham3."
Thev haillieen married mom than a year,
but the Joke had grown loo ;j;ood tokocp.
A drunken Frenchman dial' ters; a drunk
en Gennan sings; a drunken 'jiriton fights;
a drunken Spaniard swears;
American talks politics.
A. G. EWINB.
Nos. 14 and 16 SOUTH MARKET STREETS,
SPECIAL, AGESTS AND DEALERS XS
Bolieiisoi Gmmtj and Seuake log Distilled JLiBcoIii
Every land of LIQUORS usually kept in Liquor Establishments always on hand, togelli-j
with CIGARS and TOBACCOS,
AI.Ii OF WHICH
M Al LINCOLN COUNTY, BOURBON
Imported Brandies, Rum, Gin,
CURACAO j .
- - - j .mil r rr n V T A mUTK TfTT-'W
to (whom willWomi the largest stock of i'iuo
f y uut;i3g ty uiii nn uwiwf -m wo.
8f 28 Cm lstp
I'ulls vs. Free J.niiclics.
A funny suit against an editor has been
decided In the circuit court at WauKesha,
Wis. Tlie Fay?, proprietora of the La
Belle house at Oconoincwoc, ifrought an ac
tion before a justice to recover for
ideals and cigars furnished Ashley D. Har-
gcr, editor oi me uconomooc ltmes.
Harger set up a counter claim of $100 for
"pulling" the La Belle house. Judgment
was rendered for tho plaintiff, and Mr.
Harger appealed to a jury. The case ex
cited much interest. Harger being well
liked, and having a solemn, eaniest manner
of inakin!; very witty remarks. He testified
i . . ,,-wr . t
tliat Fay wcultl say to mm: -Jiarger, i ve
got a nice dinner to-day come
'iii."' 'Nb, I thank you, I'm
oi Hi: home." Fay would prevail on him
to slay, and alter dinner the following col
loony: "Everything in there all right, Har-
;er?' Everything excellent." "JJesscit
all right?' "Excellent. "Ice cream all
right?' "Delicious, Mr. Fay." "Very
well, remember thi3 in yonr paper next
week." In return for dinners and cigars,
Harcar savs that he told a great many lies
editorially worth more than a thousand
dollars. lie would never nave presented a
bill for lies had not Fay fallen out with
him and wanted pay for the dinners. Har-
gar pleaded hi3 own case and the jury
found tf.-.cnhct. for him, wiiicn threw tne
costs upon the hotel keeper.
In an alnliabetical race, which letter
would bo first in starting? The letter S.
STATU OP THE WEATHER.
J.oc.11 Report for the City, Tiiesanj-,
lcc. S3, 1S73.
Tlir'l "Wind. Weather.
7:00 a. ir...
11:21 A. M...
2:00 r. Jt...
3:5G r. M...
P:00 r. M...
10:21 V. M...
TsittmipMzKepoTt from Signal S
STA.. 4 Murtatim, al 10.-21
al Service Oorpt JT.
P. il-B'j the
J'actnc ana Miannz jutn-..
s i's IfEtj Stateof
riaco of Obser
g g, 2,5 -3t- WcatUer.
.'30.31 37 V.
.130.311 31S W
J ; ..io
. .31 2 3-? 0
. i3f.i)' 36 0.
li. Cloud v
JMCicrii'. :uv.i o
Xnrtiville 33.31' 38 0
New Orleans.... 30.20 So.I?
42 3 12
Ft. "Benton, Xcb.
ft. Gibson, .Ark.
Offic Chief Siqxai. Offickh,
WashiJcgtox, Dec. 5, 1X0 v. M.
Probai'UUitiS: tar JTew England and
Middle Atlantic the Stat, cloudy weather,
with rain or snow, and fresh to brisk liortli
crly to wostcily winds will prevail, with
slight .rise of "temperature, followed by
clearing weather in tlie southern portion of
the last named dbt'r ct during "Wednesday
afternoon or evening.
For the Southern States, cast of the Mis
sissippi river, northerly winds, with cloudy
weather and possibly light rain will pre
vail. For the lake region, light, variable winds
and slight change in pressure aud tempera
ture, and generally fair with areas or light
For the northwest the barometer will
fall temporarily, with light, fresh to south
erly winds and cloudy weather and snow in
river valley. The temperature in this re
gion and upper lake region will probably
full ilnrin? Wednesday.
For the canal regions of Xew York and
Pennsylvania, freezing weather will con
tinue during the coming twenty-four hours.
Daily Report of Stage of Water, with Changet in
the 24 Ifourt ending 3 P. SI. Vec.;S, 1S73.
Blank (..) indicates no report: cipher (0) sta
tionary: minus ( ) tendency to fall; plus(t) ten
dency tb rise. A.C.Fonn, Observer.
The river is receding at this point, with
9 feet on Harpeth Shoals.
Tlie John S. Bransford departed for the
upper Cumberland with a good trip.
The Shippers' Own was hourly looked
for last night.
The Bolivar H. Cooke, Capt. V.
Byers, departs for Paducah to-day at 11
A. M. ,
The Eddyville left Louisville yesterday
for this port.
Tlie Nashville steamboat men have com
menced paving C. H.Arthur, agent, for the
use of Capt. John McMillans steam cap
tan patent. Capt. James Lovell, for the
John S. Bransfop.1, U. II. Cooke and A. T.
Green, was the first to settle.
For Clarksyille, Padncahj Cairo, M.
Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.
Leaving Nashville every Monday and Thursday,
AC 11 l CIOCK A. 31.
TIIK fine Paweiiger Steamer
tut IIl'IJ.U AX.
vfin wwiiKflv leave 011 TlinKSDAV.SStli inst.
at 11 A. M. ....
For frel"ht or pannage apply on board or to
O. D. AUTllUH & CO., 1 Aents
IL II. IIAimiSON, i Aeenw.
PajscBgcre and the traveling public enn rely
ongoing through without detention. Time to
Paducah, 20 hours;. dec23 3t
NEW SERIES NO. 1,655.
C Iff. DAVIS.
I n a & CO,
ALSO, A 5TJM. STOCK OF
WE OFFER ON BEST TEH MS
No. 44 SOUTH MARKET STKEET, NASHVILLE, TENN.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IU
- - 1 Al.K J
AND PBACH BRANDIES,
Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Port, Sherry, Madeira Malaga'"
Claret and Champagne Wines. '
T!TT? AT T-k rim
umnui oircci Waoro
JLlqaors. held la rSeStota n Jhl.5 !?8A.?,tt 0Ttr ?W patrons the Trade cenerallT
n iiULftSALE BOOR AiVD STATIONERY HOUSE.
Call the attention of their customers and the public to their large stock of
BLANK BOOKS, BIBLES, PRAYER BOOKS,
DIARIES, ALBUMS, CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS, ETC., ETC.
BEANK BOOKS or AM. KINDS
-MANUFACTURED ON SHOUT NOTICE, AND WOKK GUARANTEED.
48 TJiSTTOAT RTi"Ri?T?m
till my25,74 lstp
WALL PAPERS, ETC., ETC.
j-rancc, England, Germany
XOBQV W. HLLL
PROPKIETOllS OP THE
A. 31. PERINK.
;Vr;;;..X .;.',f,.T :x . etc., again return tannics to
Vv t-x; i ",c,"'.a"u announce Willi pride that they ate ;
are Iiooms, where they dely competition, and oner to tho trade at
the larccut new Mock of Wall P.u.Pr. wi.i!.- i.... . " - f...,r' i'
with fi, ioo .i T.....ri:. .;i "-, uum ui mo
renectfullv rinvltp tiiV f r-Tiin tr. ;,h ' P iKKlulif 'mineu uircct rrom the OII World:
SlcM; on, nJX. 0,nrlvhicl. yre no,v ,Itlvely offe'r
..n.ninvi ,vi. ii-7 yjri"' . "y "yu corps oi tne most competent Paper
WoVkme.,rDVn4 fai. ' n'Z?JZi'S "lr Mie ?fim rr ce demande.1 by ,
ianSctxllv LK .J,OII,n i-ollcarc Street,
A. Iff. FEEDS El & CO., ,
K3NTUCKT IHON, HEAVY HARDWARE,
AGRIGULTDRAL DIFLEIESTS AND FIELD SEEDS,
Noa. 18 and 20 South Market Street,
feh20eodly WASHTIME, TFJSN.
M. SAMUEL ARNOLD'S
AnxoLi Dear Sir: You a.--k mv opinion of
entcd to the public
lihcd many varieties
your Union Pills, which I have befii u.iiig fur
ratii'g mildly, but certainly and eflicackm-ly.
Tho undersigned have become the proprietor!' or this -wilitablc mcHcine, with the right to manu
facture the same; and are also Ihe proprietors of the celebrated family medicine, known as
GOODLET'S I-IOTTOIS 3?JA.C3B-
LITTERER & C ABLER,
liovia eodly Corner 0r IJroafI ami .Market Streets.
18,. 3L. WEAEXlY,
"WIIOLESiVLE DEALER IN'
Tio. U NORTH COLLKUE
inli9 Kat.sun ly lstp
DILLIN, WIIfSTBAD 8c NAVE,
58 Korlli College Street, JSashvllIo, Tenn.,
BETWEEN UNION AND SQUARE,
DISTILLERS, RECTIFIERS AND WflOLESiLE DEALERS IN
Robertson, Liucoln, ioiirfeon and Rye Whisky,
FRENCH, PEACH AND APPLE BRANDIES,
Hlierry, l'ort, CInrot nnrt Cfinmiinjoe Wine, Tobacco, Clxnrs nd Oysters.
VT111 furnish the Trade with abova articles at revonable prices. A liberal discount allowed to ,
ociil cod till feblJ, H, lstp
cash. "Vyhisky shipped direct
THE "UNIOBT AND AMEHIOAN
IS PREPABF.D TO EXECUTE
IX TIIK IJEST STTIJ: AND
The l'ubllc maUo a crave nalstaltc when they so or semi AORTII nntl EAST
lor worlc that can he bs well nntl at cheaply done In nth
vine by the UNION AND A3IK1HCAN.
Jlcrchantu will find, upon comparison of work anil prices, that they can do better iu the
JOB ROOMS OF THE UNION & AMERICAN
THAN THEY WHJ. DO BY 0013(1 ABROAD,
t,..iti,!itit Is n mat mistake to assume that work done at a distance W necefarily better thna
thev can obtain at home.
" f.. 1 1... .....r.!.!..!.
work; and the more the do abroad, the more thev will have to do
abroad, bccauie there will be nothing to Induce flrst-elaw
Printer to com" and remain aminn; u-".
WHOLESALE BOOTS ANDSHOES.
JJaunrnctnrcrs ami Wholesale Dealers in
BOOTS AND ' SHO
Stock for 3873 large and complete.
ORDERS CAREFULLY FILBED".
Sept. IT, 1S73.
ONE IN THE CITT ObCsTTBDBBS
SHOULD BE WITHOUT THE
DAILY MM MD AMEKiaif
WHEN IT WILL BE DELIVERED AT THK
DOOIi ntOJIPTLT EVERY MORX
INO AT TWENTY-KIVE
CENTS PEIt WEEK.
GEO. 8. KINNfi.
MB RYU MMW.
aiAMw. (;)K kr rrtxr vntr
uu miue in qualify anil terms to Adrantftza
and America-All ReprescnteO.
Itetail Dealers in
the public for the liberal
still on duty at their MacIoua
manufacturers' lowest prices.
L. H. HITGHCOOK.
GREAT WSI0M TILLS.
W V. 11AKH1XU.
the Viiiim Pills, which vou have recently pre-
ol PIIIm In mv 1'nmilv. i
twelve niontlin, are the best I have eve
Very respectfully, AV. G. I LI
vpr ucu, ope-
from the Distillery If preferred.
EVERY DESCRIPTION OP
nenTceii unrcn and isroad, Nashville, Tenn.
ON" FIIfsT-CI.ASS JIATEIUAL.
Tliev should remember that the niore work they nave
ors. thi' better aide will their neighbors be to do flner
inhl2 tl!Ijan8 eodU
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