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Second National, :JBaok, NASHVILLE, TENN. s . S-1 1 'fa - DIRECTORS: IAS. MoLAUOHLIN, T. S. MARR, H0C.HMOCRKA, K.K. .WOODS, , AROHER CHEATHAM, 11. L. WRAKLEY, (1. P. THRl'STON, M. HENDERSON, J. At. SMITH. Transacts a general blinking: buxlacss. Collections made and promptly re mitted Tor at Hbernl rates. Cor rcspoHilcucc liivlteil and in formation clieerfnlly fur " niNhcd to onr patrons. W. B. D0RTC1I, Cashier. .TAMES MCLAUGHLIN, President. HIT. MoGREA, Vice President. eT2 ly ji Irtp 1 steal TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: BY MAIL OR AT TIIE BUSINESS OFFICE. Dally, 12 months, In advance $10 00 C " 5 00 3 i 2 CO ' 1 " 1 O0 ' lweck, " ..." 25 DELIVERED BT CLIRRIER9 IN THE CITY ASD fElXlEFIELD. 'iU Dally, 12 month S1200 e .. 6 00 ii 3 3 00 .1 " 1 00 " 1-week ....I. 25 Neiiil.Waefely.$4.o6f Weekly. 82.00 TAYABLE IJf ADVASCE. Gold was weak in New York yester day, ranging from 109J to T10. "We are without our usual quotations for Tennessee bonds in New York yes terday. . Cotton was steady in New York yesterday at lGc for middling. The people of Georgia are agitating tlie question of a Constitutional Con vention, and it meets' witli very little opposition. THE FINANCIAL SITUATION. If tbe Administration and Congress . were possessed of sound economical ideas, great good might be worked out of tbe evil wbicb tbey bave brougbt upon tbe country. But tbey seem bopclessly given over to tbe policy of temporary expedients and permanent extravagance. Increased taxation and inflation of tbe currency are to take tbe place of rigorous retrenebment and a pure currency. Tbe people arc com pelled to retrench, but tbe Government refuses to follow suit. Our exports arc increasing, our imports are decreasing. Tbis is a bealtby indication, so far as tbe country at large is concerned. But a reduction in imports causes a reduc tion in customs revenues. Tbe Admin istration cannot tolerate tbis diminu tion in its funds, and .so it tbreatens a policy wbicb sball renew tbe evils of tbe past, and restore taxes wbicb bave been abolished. Whereas, if it would reduce expenditures to tbe lowest pos sible point, legitimate industry would be benefitted, and moonshine projects mily would suffer. Tbe exports of domestic produce at tbe port of New York during the month of November, for thi-fie years, exhibit tbe following gratifying im provement: 1871 S1S,G03,793 1872 22,462,4S2 1S73 27,132,751 A gain of fifty percent, in two years. 1871 208,774,248 187" 204,939,330 1873".'.'.'.'.'.'. 204.499,130 A gain of over thirty per ceut. " The imports of specie for tbe month of November, for three years, are as follows: 1871, $33,770; 1S72, $155, 482 ; 1S73, $3,36G,4G0. This increase is the direct result of the panic, which brought the whole Radical system of finances to a stand, and compelled European bread-buyers to send gold. Our exports of specie during the same month, compare as follows: 1871, 2,124,539; 1872, $4,803,953; 1873, $2,545 ,4S2. The imports and exports of specie for eleven months, are as fol lows : , Imports. Exports. 1S71 $ 0,220,407 $61,831,351 1872 5.420.911 G7,975,4GG 1873 17,137,821 46,212,390 Tbe imports for November, and for i-leven months, (.excluding specie; corn ware as follows: November. 1871 $24,103,921 1872 23,650,010 , 1S73., 20.7S4.950 Eleven months, 399.5S7.270 359,745,055 Tbe imports at New York thus show an increase over two years ago, during tbe year, with a decrease-for the month of November. A decrease of $10,000 liOOfrom Inst year is shown. The customs revenues at tbe port of New York for eleven months exhibit as follows: 1S71 S139.725.512 GO 1872 1873 Here is . .012.044 99 109,217,977 85 decrease of $30,000,000 from two years :io. and $22,400,000 from last year. In apology for tbe extravagant juands of tbe Administration for reaseil taxation, it is stated that do-in- tbe revenues have only decreased since the panic. To show bow false tbis is, we innko tbe following statement of tbe decrease, as compared with last year: JauV. Feb'v, March .... $0,305,470 17 April, 3fay, June July, August, September October. November. It will be seen that the 5,475,722 91 5,S0S.705 S5 2,999,005 85 1,GS5,7G1 60 decrease for the month of November is less than the average monthly decrease in either quarter of tbe year. The truth is, that nfter havintr made a great flourish over reduced taxation and reduced expendi ture, for political effect, tbe Adminis tration now increase both, ana qrc ,Xking about for a pretext f r tbe out wo. The people of the country, cn mange, are adopting the only wise course in hnrd times. Decrease oi imports means that tne masscn m c iuumu..iiS, while the increase of exports shows that tbay are selling oif their surplus as rap idly or possible, and turning it into tbe money needed to pay debts. Instead .of following the lead of the people in Secretary Richardson asks for forty or lifiy millions of taxa lion to be wrung out of citizens trying to economize, and for no other purpose i.n, ii inmtmri. 1 lu exwa vagance bred by Credit Mobilier andUhuVed oorrup tious. Evidently, the people and Quit vmlili Ki'i-riwits arc not in accord, Which should yield, tbe servant or the master ? Tho lioi.'li!. of rounhncss: To come al -niEUL when vour wife lias cone way for a .t.iv (jrtK- u. anil find thai she lias awiihmt ali casriea .!) the key to the rli.sel wlier? i A. V. A' ' ESTABLISHED MARCH 30,185?!; ZliZ i Washington, Dec 24. The President lias received to-day only two or Ihreo mcm- hers of Hie Cabinet. The Executive office will be closed until after New Ypais. A' Convention or Inventors; J. M. Sbackeu, the- Assistant Commis sioner of Patents, Hamilton A. Hill and W lliam P. Blake, tbe three members 'of the permanent committee appointed by the International Patent Congress, liave issued a call for a convention of all persons inter ested in patent protection, to be held in Washington January loth, to discuss the subject, and if thought desiiable organize a United !&fes Patent A-sociation. JTEW YORK. The Virginlus Survivors Expected to Arrive To-morrow. i Tlie Cuban Republic. New York, Dec 24. Cuban agents in this city state that orders liave been re ceived that no more rifles are needed by tlie Cuban forces as tbey have captured more than sufficient to arm all they can put at present in tbe field. The Yirginius prisoners are expected Friday, and tbe Cuban residents are making every efl'ort to supply their wants immedi ately on their arrival. l Tlie JUttc Capture at ApimraII. 'A Jvey West dispatch .says the steamer Wyoming left for Aspimvall last night to bring to the former port the captured steamer Gen. Sherman. The Missing Ciiicagoan. The following facts havebecn ascertained in relation to the disappearance of Mr. Cbisholm, of Chicago. In the afternoon of tbe Stb iust., a gentleman arrived at Ste phen's, registered as T. Cbisholm, of Chi cago, and was assigned room 70. He did not turn up. that night, but no alarm was felt. Next day he was still absent, and in tbe afternoon his room was entered, his baggage was searched, and a card of l'lank erton, Armour & Co., merchants, No. 129 Broad street, was fouud among his effects. That linn was communicated with, and a clerk, named Webster, called at tbe hotel and paid the gentleman's bill. Detectives were at once set in motion- and the most active research has been kept up in a quiet way ever since, but without gaining tlie slightest clue to the gentleman's where abouts. His brother arrived m town last night and had an interview with the ue-tectives- Anothcr Man Mlsslus-witli a Iot oi Money. Edson Bradley,, of the firm of Edson Bradley & Co., on Broadway, recently in trouble, has disappeared lrom tlie view oi friends since Sunday. He had with him at the tune of bis departure- a considerable amount of money. Cone a Lou? Way to Sec Ills Wife. A story is told to-day tliat Harry Genett, the ring fugitive, was on bis way to luo Janeiro, on board of a yacht, provisioned and fitted for a long voage, last weeK. r,x Scnator Noah Taylor, of Jersey City, is said to lx! also on board. The Holiday. The siovernhm committee of the Stock Exchange decided to close the Exchange from to-dav till Friday forenoon next. A similar adjournment will take place next week. The loan ccrtilicatcs outstanum? are J,1C0,000. More Suspensions. The suspension of Doland & Burnell, glove dealers, of l'cirl street, was an- nnnnced vesterdav. It was also announced that the millinery goods house of Wm. II. Carpenter had suspended, ihc amount m- olveci is be.lievcil to oe aoout ..WjWV. Eisk & Hatch have resumed. THE GRANGERS. New Kanipsliire State Grange. Their Platform of Principles. Manciiestrr, X. II., Dec 24. blasters of subordinate granges throughout tlie State, accompanied by their wives, assem bled here this-morning- and organized a State "ranc. A constitution and by-laws were adontcd. Resolutions were also adopted i rcainst special privileges, asking " , .1 il. 1 no more lor incmseives man ini-y are vu- limr to grant for other industries; denounc ing trickery, briber- and corruption in elec tions; lavonng equal and just taxation; calling upon the Stale to give its children a moral and liberal education; acknowledging tlie "rights of woman by admitting her an equal in the order; demanding justice and economy m public aituirs, ami recommeuu ing the order as a bond of union stronger than armies. There were fifteen or twenty granges represented. Mutual Acl miration. Detroit, Dec. 24. Wni. E. Quimby, managing editor of the Detroit-Free J'r.w, was this evening presented with an elegant silver sen-ice, agift of the employes in tbe job, 'ress and counting rooms; a valuable gold headed ivory cane oy tne compositors in the news room, and with two Parian marble statuettes, "Apollo"' and "Proser pine," by the members of the editorial stall. Omaha, Dec 24 J. W. Miner, local ed itor of the Republican, has sued George A. Crofutt, of the WeMern Worhl, for libel. Damages $10,000. Moilel ORIrlalM. Omaha, Dec 24. It is currently report ed on the streets tliat Sheriff Ellis and Treasurer Kane, of Cheyenne county, have been arrested for being in collusion with the gang of swindlers who bave been opera- lingso extensively upon tbe Lnion I'acilic road. The Georgia Canal. Atlanta, Dec. 24. Tlie United States Senatorial Transportation Committee met here to-day. Col. W. B. Frobel made up tbe argument in favor of the Atlantic and Great Western Canal. Col. McFarland, of the United States Engineers, made a report of tho survey of tile route. The committee leave to-morrow for Mobile. The Impudence of Sex. Boston. Dec 2 1. City Solicitor Healy gives his opinion that women cannot legally serve on the Boston School Committee. Four women were chosen to tliat position at the recent election. Pennsylvania! Constitution. H.vnium no, Pa., Dec. 24. lhe com plete official returns make the majority for 7, - .;...,.. i 4-. 1-0 MIC new uiisuiiumu xiti,k-jv. Pittsburgh SinoUe. PrnMiinioir, Dec 24. The city has been enveloped in a douse fog. Up to noon tbe stores, workshops and business houses were lighted up to their full gas power, In some parts of the city it was found neces. sary to light the street lamps. !C!ith of a Philanthropist. Bai.timojjJv, Dec 2!. Jno. S. Hopkins, the wealthiest citizen of Baltimore, died this morning, at the ago of teveijty-nine years. In March last Mr. Hopkins gavo property valued at four million dollars to found a free V,'!jtal for tbe indigent sick, connected with which i$ s training school or orphans. He also iuadc ample proviiion for a home for colored orphans, and set apart 1,500 shares of Baltimore and Ohio Haliroad 6tock, aluud at two p,il!i.on dol lars, to found a university on his Clifton estate. Mr. Hopkins was qnjnarried. Itrutai Treatment by Itailroad Of. j'u-ials. Lo.Nooh.o, Jhc, 24. V youi-g man named John JJonaid, tfepU'hman, resi dence unknow n, who was trying ifl ti& his passage to Columbus, O.. was forcjbfy ej.lod from the passenger train on Ihn Littje Miaifji Bailroad at this place to-day.-lie was kicked in ihp face and pit cf tbe stomach, snd in falling frojn thp train which was in uiot Ion, struck hj hd against a tie, receiving a severe ounn on fiw Jifvjd and internal injuries. He now lies uncoiel.7'!S and unable to speak. Conductor McFariami and his brakeman Jiave been arrested to awai,t the result. A. 0AKEY HALL. Conclusion of the Trial. "! - , " A Verdict of "Not itUly.M New York, Dec, -24. The counsel for th defence, in the "trial of ex-Mayor Hall declined to put in evidence, and commenced toisuin up, saying they would ask tbe court to direct the jury to acquit tbe defendant. 'Tremaiue's Argument. At the conclusion of Mr. Stoughton's ar gument for the defense, Mr. Tremaine com menced for the prosecution, and in the course of his argument called the attention of the jury to tbe fact that the defendant himself, when district attorney, procured the conviction of Judge Bogart for an act similar to that for which he was now on trial. He argued tliat the word f'corruptly" was mere surplusage, that tbe word "will fully" meant intentionally, and with what ever; his good faith, if he intended to do the ' forbidden art, it was doing it willfully. In that portion the court sus tained him; Tremaine spoke three hours and coiicluijqd bysayjng if the offense was a mere technical one the jury should so find, and trust the court to administer a mere technical penalty, ne did not ask the jury to find tliat any money went into tlie dependent's pocket, and he rejoiced to say there was nq proof whatever that it did. If they found a general verdict of guilty, the defendent. could only be punished for one offense, or they could find him guilty on all or any of tbe counts or vouchers. Tlie Judge's Charge to tlie Jury. Judge Daniels commenced liis cliarge at 10:30. He said defendant was substan tially charged with willful neglect of duty, and being a lawyer, and a man of culture and ability, should be held to a strict per formance of the duty imposed on him by law. If a. public .officer willfully neglects to perform the duty imposed on him by law, he is guilty of misdemeanor. The duty imposed on.the,Boanl of Audit was of a personal and judicial character which re quired investigation. They liad no right to delegate that duty to any one- else. -Beyond a doubt a personal duty was required of tlie members of tbe Board. Did the defendant decline to 'perform that duty? If he did so designedly and purposely be committed a misdemeanor, for it is not necessary that there should be any designs to defraud. It is enough if a party designs to perform an act which creates crime. An inspection of many of the bills presented would -have revealed frauds of a gross character, the Judge instancing one bill from which was omitted the creditor's name. Tbe public had a right to expect the examination of all these bills, lie instructed the jury that the defense made, of tbe duties being too arduous, would not stand as an excuse, for no officer can undertake a duty and wilfully neglect it. If the jury is satis isfied that defendant committed the offence, no matter bow painful it might be to the defendant's friends, it was their duty to pronounce him guilty; and unless tbey had an abiding conviction of his guilt, they must lind him not guilty. He instructed them to confine themselves to tbe indict ment charging the defendant with wilfully and intentionally omitting to perform the duties prescrilted by law. Judge Daniels also instructed the jury' that there was no evidence of conspiracy bHwccn Hall and his associates, and nothing connected him with fraudulent bills. The jury retired at six o'clock. At eight o.clock the jury returned and were in structed, in answer" to queries from the foreman, that a simple act of neglect of duty, if willful.woiild warrant a verdict of guilty, and that the jury were themselves judges whether the act was or was not willful. Tlie Judge told them if they did not find a verdict within an hour or so, they would be locked up for tlie night, lhe jury ic- tired again. At 10:30 o'clock the jury eu-tert-d the court room, and in answer to the usual inquiry ol the Judge, replied they had found a verdict of not guilty. At this announcement the audience broke into thunders of applause, which. the court did not object to, Attcrajapse ot about ten min utes the court was adjourned until Hor.ilay morning. Marioncs" 15,000 In a Tight Place. Bayox.vi:, Dec 24. leu steamers are at San Sebastian embarking tbe republican troons uuder Gen. Manones. who cannot otherwise escape capture, being hemmed in by :;0,000 Carlis's. Sickles and the IntransigcntcN. Madiiid, Dec. 24. The Epnca publishes a letter from Gen. Sickles declaring that early in tho Yirginius dispute the Intransi gentes of Madrid proposed to make a do ministration hostile to tlie United States Tbe Enoca denies that there was any such intention and reiOTts that Gen. Sickles took no pains to contradict -the dispatch from America reporting that such a de monstration had actually taken place. Peter's Pence. Komi:. Dec 24. The Hector of the American college bus remitted to tho Pope $2"),000 contributed by tho f.iithftil in Uni ted States. Palatial Seclusion. Paris, Dec. 24. Bazaino is still con fined in the palace of the IVianon. I'raiico-Hnllim Amity. Chevalier Nigra was well received by President MeMahon yesterday and the interview was of the most friendly charac ter. Cartagena to be Assaulted. London, Dec 24. Dispatches from Cartagena state that active preparations are 'making for an assault on tbe city. Tho besiegers have received large quantities of shell and grcnailos. uen. j ;omiiigui'Z noius frequent conferences with the Admiral for the purpose oi securing tne co-oper.uion oi tho fleet. Tbe insurgents have made several lnellectual sorties. fqitricnei Telegrams. Goo. D. Phillips, a well-known t olograph operator, died ot smallpox at Cleveland, u yesterday. In New Albany, yesterday afternoon, child three years "old was jiin over by heavily loaded wagon and killed. The health of Emperor William of Ger many Is improving, Iiridging the Upper Mississippi. .Vr. J..OU1.N Dec. U4. lhe great iron bridge of the Chicago, Alton and Kt. Louis Bailroad Company, crossing the Mississip pi river at Louisiana. Mo., was completed yesterday. A train ot cars passeil over it, Tbis bridge consist of nine spans, rangin; from 100 to 2G0.feot in width, with a draw which is 441 foot in length, (hp longest hi tho woild. The total length ot the bridge 2,052 feet," and in it are .ri,()00 cubic yards rip rap, 2r0,000 cubic yards oi earth em bauknicnt, and its superstructure Is all o: tbe best quality. The whole work has been done in less than six mouths. It was commenced July last. A djke half mile lni.g is being built from the Illinois sIiok so as to insure a lHir(iaijuntii)iinfi)tlu-o)igi tljo ilraw, i . li. iHacusione, l'resuteiu ami other ofiicors of the railroad aiaj bridge companies engaged In ttio war)-; reachni Louisiana to-day, and there will be a for mal opening of the bridge to-morrow. XiVTCyTMAKKETS BY TEI.KGKAP.il MoniU2, Dec 24. Cotton fiim and stiffer; middlings 15cJ net receipts .,240 uaiC3; experts coastwise feu bales; saics j,- 000 bales; stock o5,82t) hales. CiiAitLKSTON, Dec 21. Cotton firm: middlings lor: low middlings 14?c Strjct good qrijinsfiy l ie; not receipts 0,77 l'a:-'; grosj :,W(i Im.1u; export If) ffioat Britain Kill hales,' coastwise j.shii Sales 1,000 bales; stock 02,.- Whales Savannah, Dec. 24. Cotton middlings lOJc; net receipts, 0,747 pxjrorts (real .Britain, ;,.:J!ij sales, kuU, J2fW7Q." ' bales: firm bales 1,0 1!) u.u.viisrojs", Dec. 24. Cotton seems llrnier; soinu demand for elioicc: good ofc dinarv. 12c; net Froeeipts .",40S bales; ex ports' coastwise, 352 bales; sales, 1,000, X' "Who was tbe jneei;est wan?'' asked Sunday-school teacher "'Moses." "Very well: who was the meekest woman." "Never was any." MSHVILLE. TENN:, THURSDAY, DECEMBER' 25, DIP0BTANT -DECISION. . j Question inlJanltrnptcj' Adjudicated by the Sunrcinc Court of the Initcd States. ' Vronrthc Cincinnati Ccfwuicrclal. ' Washington. Dec. 22. In the case of Wilson vs. The City Bank of St. Paid, Minnesota, every important de cision -was made by Mr. Justice JUaller, which the Court, in his opinion, says is oiot in accordance with the decisions of most of the District Judges. The case. was this: Vanderhoof Brothers became embarrassed and unable to pay their debts. The bank sued them on a note previously given, took; a judgment by default, took out execution, and levied on their stock of goods. At the time the action was brought both the bank and its debtors knew tbey were insol vent, and had committed an act of bankruptcy. After the judgment a,nd evy another creditor, Wilson, com menced proceedings m bankruptcy against the same debtors, and they were adjudged bankrupts before the same, and tho assignee ciaimeu tne gdods thus levied upon, insisting tlat the debtors in-allowing judgment to go against them by default were guilty of a fraud upon the bankrupt law, and of preferring the bank as a creditor. n . , 1t1 l 11 " 1 un the trial tne loiiowmg questions arose, in relation to which the Judges were opposed in opinion. First Whether or not an intent on the part of said debtors, Yanderhoaf Bros., to suffer their property to be taken on levy process, to-Tfit; tho said execution with intent to ghe a preferencoto said bank, or with intent thereby to defeat or de lay the operation of the Bankrupt Act, can be inferred from the foregoing facts. Second Whether under said facts, the said bank, in obtaining said judgment and. making the said levy, had reasonable cause to believe that a fraud on the Bank'rupt Act was intend ed. Third W bother, under said lacts, the bank obtained by the levy of its execution a valid lien on the said goods as against tbe assignee in bankruptcy. The Supreme Court answers the hrst two queries in the negative, and the third 'in the affirmative, and in an elab orate opinion holds that the debtors were under no moral or legal obligation to defend tho action brought by the bank, and were under no obligation to go into voluntary bankruptcy to pre vent the bank from gaming a preier- ence over the other creditors, andthat the bank was guilty of no violation of, or fraud upon tbe bankruptcy law, in bringing tbe action, and obtaining the judgment fairly, had secured a valid hen on tbe goods taken in execution, with which the assignee could not in terfere, and was only entitled' to tbe surplus after paying the bank debt. This settles an important question which has long vexed the Courts and tbdb ar. A STRANGE STORY. A Story of Kcvcnge A Man .Steals an Infant and Takes Hint Among the Indians lie Lives there for Tucnty hix Years. From the Sngina-.v Courier. Last evening our reporter interviewed a gentleman named James McDonald, who related to us tbe following strange story, which we give in the language of the man : "Mv earliest recollections of myself are connected with the man who called himself John Johnson, and the place where I was as earlv as 1 can reinem ber was called Flea Creek on tbe Red Kiver4 about forty miles from tbe Mis sissippi River. I remained'"' here" till I was, ten years of age, when wo re moved to Matamoras, Mexico, where Lad the privilege of going to school for three years. The occupation oi John son was that of a hunter and trapper, and I was brought up to follow tbe same business. On leaving Mexico he went and joined the Blackfeet Indians, and remained as a part of their tribe, for live years, when the war conunene ed. 1 left Johnson and entered the Confederate service under Gen. Rogers as a scout, and after the light at Cor inth, where Gen. Rogers was killed, deserted and returned to mv Indian friends, and found them at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hero I remained hunting and trapping till the spring of 180, passing all the time as the son ol tbe man Johnson. At that time John son and I left the Indians and startei for Salt Lake City, and stayed ther till tbe spring, following the above pro fession. Here Johnson was taken sick at Ogden in Utah territory. He was a man then ot some six ty-five years of age and was thoroughly - -i -1 -r-r 11 1 iT 1 broKen clown, lie caiieu me to mm anu stated he had a secret to impart to me. He stated that be had stolen me from my friends when I was about four years of age. My friends liveinaplace called Woodville, banuusty county, U. lie told me I woqld find my friends here, and that my name was James McDonald. He stated that he had a spite against my parents and was determined to have revenge. Accordingly ho niad.c up his . -, " . 1 , -11. r , mind pq teai ioe, anu ior torn- uays wntchod for an onnortunitv to accom nlish his nurnose. I was mavingup and down by a little creek when he seized me and earned me oil into the woods. During the time I was with him he used me well and always did so. We were always wandering about and never six months in a place, except tho three years wc stayed in Matamoras. He gave me a little trinket, evidently a part of a lady's ear-ring of gold, which he handed to me and told me to go to the place where he stated to have found me, and toEjhow it to my father, who vquld at once recog nize it. I am now on my way to find my parents," The man who gave us tho above stat2- mentis ubout .'JO years of age, light com- plexioned. stands o ieet 1U inches weighs 100 pounds, and has a slight im pediment in Ins speech. He can read, write and cipher with cage. Hls.objcct m allowing thi3 'pubhciU is to cause 111 quiry among the people of Woodville, Sandusky county, Ohio, as to whether any one lost a child about the year 1617. Tho man is on his way to hw his mends, anu while waiting lor ihe evening train he tojd a portion of his story to a gentleman connected with the railroad comDapv, and he, "thinking ii .. 1 ..i :i i it if ijiiajiyo ii;i t;umu(i, tuu(uii.uai m iu perejxn-tpr qf the Qourier, who at qnce mtervioweii iur, .incLionaui, witu foregoing mama. The mates in the United States Navy on duty at the Brooklyn Xavy Yard are preparing n memorial to Copgress for an increase of pay. ' Tlicir prcsant pay is $lw per annum when at. sea, and $900 per an num when on shore duty. I his sum they consider is inadequate to support a position becoming nu uiiicur, tv'hiie it Is ltss than the pay received by subordinates, boat swains, gunners, and other warrant othcers receiving from $j,100 to SLSOO accpnling o fcngip of sorrily A bov in Johnstown, Michigan, was sent to got a pail of water from a well about eighty lods away, a few days ago, ami was told to "hurry, up."' On bis return, being cold he stopped u a house to wanuhimselj', apd fi PCjiSvii who Sunt j,r hrf'wter'I'ta.rlT bii'for it,3uT 'socin "tho 'patf In thVro'ad took It home. The' boy coming out missed the pail, and, supposing it to be stolen, feared to go home. He hid himself in a hav mow. where he remained seven! '--, a!)ft ttligh dScovi,;i.(t " una nearly lip-ltss, aiid hts legs tb the' knees were frozen slift. It is a sad commentary 011 the treatment the little fellow had received at his home. ? TENNESSEE NEWS. rhe recent snow reached a depth of six 'inches in Knoxvjlle. . - Vf.. -iXT-i.-t. ..r t.. ' t I:'.!' jwart county, died very suddenly on tbfc 18th inst. Ihe. Boxer Jheord, of the 20tb inst says: A son of Mr lloberts, at Lineport, ....... 1 - 1 ' 1 T . t " , ... ...1 1. . I i.uL hcck, Kiueti an owl, 10 wuiuu was tached a trap, which it carried off from tbe fttrnrpf Tom Fletcher a couple of Weeks peiore.- - - The Voter, llccord, of the 20th inst., says: A gentleman of the grand jury re marked to us Saturday that but few bills were lounu, though they worked hard to make a showing. "This speaks well for tbe morals" of our countv. U-he ircttttnfirron JJcniioh'con of Dec. IS, contains a list of claims allowed by the Commissions of War Claims. Among those allowed in Tennessee we notc those of George W. Adams, $100; George L. Gilles pie, et al, $5,4S3; K. G. Moore, $13; Field ing llurst, ?2,:j(w. Hie anuria liulex ol the lSth inst. says : Tho Kevcnue Officers visited our county last week. We learn that they destroyed nineteen stills, and earned off a mule, and also shot one or two Hogs. When thev came into town tbey all were soon bap tized by the one spirit into the orgies of Bacchus. The Dover Itccord of tbe 20th inst. says: On Saturday last a couple of colored gents, .Lohl3"Ma!one and Silas Sivels, were es - corted to town by,a delegation from Saline, and brougbt before 'Squire Williams, onlhe charge of stealing sheep from T. II. Ezell, aud'ft hog from a Mr. Scott, on the night of the Hth inst. Sivels turned State's evi dence and told it all. Malone was sent to jail in default of $300 bail for bis appear ance at court, bivels gave bona tor his ap pearance as witness. The bparta I imcs reports the death in White county on the 12th inst. of Col. Win. Floyd, aged about eighty years, and adds : "Col. I'lovd was tor many years a promi nent merchant at Alexandria, Tenn., and before the war was regarded as wealtbv. He frequently represented DeKalb county in the .Legislature. IJy the wicKcilness ot the raiding Federal soldiers, in destroying bis books,notcs and accounts, and burning cotton, he was reduced to poverty, but through bis long eventful life, he was al ways the same Christian gentleman."' The Dover llccord of the 20th inst. gives the following little incident: Wm. Black, a colored man living near Bear Spring, and his wife have Decisional spats, and 011 Wed- icsday night she took a stick to llhaiu, who is a hard working, industrious man, and commenced to beat him with it, during which she was reinforced by Hart Woods and a couple of other black men, who all pounced on William and beat him. Wil liam oiiiecting to such proceedings, inter viewed 'Squire Hagler Thursday morning with a view to a settlement ot the aitair.. The "Squire issued the necessary documents to bring tbe imbroglio to a focus. T:XXESSXE CLAIMS.' The following Teuuessce Claims pend ing before tbe Claims Commission, have be.en allowed by tbe Commissioners, and reported to Congress with the recommenda tion that they be paid. They will doubt less all be passed by Congress and paid' as soon as practicable. They arc arranged in alphabetical order: George V Adams. 100; Stephen II Alex ander, 273; Wm J Allen, 100; Martin D Anderson, 230; Win C Aimstrong, 400; Thos Arrowood, 40; James W Ash, 100. Catharine Babb, $300; Dnta A Bacon, 130; estate of William Bailey, 1S-0; Eliza beth Banks, 201; Peter Bashor, 292,-Jas W Bonnctt, :50; E'ias Best 1,771; Christian Bible, 2o3; Hudson Blackstonc, 150; estate of W Jilair, 1.U1U; Isaac Uievins, Samuel Bolton, S0; Jacob Bragles, 143; Samuel D Branson, 100; Green Brazelton, 1,770; Eli Brown, 100; William Brown, 103; William IIBrvau,252; Henry Burguer, 125. Bcubcu Caldwell, $4:5; Unfits M Garden, 1,",,-,; Wm S Canlwell, 100; Andrew W Cames, 10.1; Samuel Casey, sr., 1,105; Jas, M Cass, :Jb0: Thornton Ohaffm and Cyrus Webster, 2G7; Walter J Chase, 130; John Cherry, 120; Eli S Clark, 202; Eliz tbetb Clovenger, 120; Daniel Coffey, lW; Jas C Coile, 444; John S Collet, 00; Jas Collins, 410: James E Collins, :125; Pinekney Col lins, 510; Win Collins, 100; James B Cook, 1K); Elbert 5 Cox, Si; Jas Crockett, fcr., 1,000; Levi Cunningham, ISj. Jerry W Davis, !f:iS3; Thomas Davis,l:J3; Erastus L Dcnick, 125; WmMDixon. 175; David M Dobson, :J(K); Mary A Dobson, 170; Wm L Dodson, 2:37: It II M Donnelly, 150; Eiscll M Drake, 245; Henry C Drake, 540; Richard h Dyer, V-o, Jesse U Earnost, $313; Jonathan II East- crlv. 08: Isaac Ellis, 250; John W Ellis. 375: James M Evans, 250; Lucy Ann Exam, 200. Sarah G Fellers, $2.r; Susan E Fellers. 110; estate of J IVItz, S45; Sarah L Fo?g 1.211); James Fox, Sr., 202; Henry 0 Fran cis, 22.7; John M Francis, 125; Hugh Ful ton, 110. William X. Gaines, $3.0; Griffin Garner, IS); John Gainer, 05: Abraham Gorstle, 272; James Getty, 220; Aaron Gholson, Gillespie, ct. al., 5,4S5; Solomon Good, 103; William Good, 150; John G. Gott, 140; Samuel B. Graham, 50; Boswell T Gray, 105; Wm. Greer, 440; William .Grigsby, 700; James P. Grinn, 20S; Wm II. Groom, 110. Eliza Haga, $100: Sarah A. Ilagood, 173; Hiram D. Hale, 250; Hull 11. Hancock, 475; William Haney, 200; Nancy A. Heud erick and Nancy Harden, 27'!; Cornelius Hardin, 75; Harrison C Harmon, 280; Ben jamin T. Harrison. :J4t; Gilbert II. IJatlor, 100: Enhnam M. llayiios, 2,m; Joshua O, Hays, 141; Minerva T Headrkk," 240; Hinton G. Hester, 01; Mary J. House, 125; Wm. Huey, 185; Henry C. Hughes, 200: John Hughes, 270; Fielding Hurst, '.',335, ISancy Johnson, $.(): Jos. It. Jcyuuton, 410; Sam. E. Johnston, S02; E. Jollv, 17-S" Eli A. Jones, 1S5; John Jones, 733; liead ick Y Jones, 1(j- Samuel Keebler, $1S5; Win Kigglns, 70; Stephen Kintr, Nathan Kelley, 250; Polly TCellcy," 200; Calvin A Kirby, 120; Stephen Kilgore, 130; Stephen King, 125; Wm II King, 145, Abraham B Kirk. 200; 1'ebecca E Kiik, 307; Martha Iitp, 150. Jacob Lang, JU00; Larking 014; Calaway II Lawsoi, HQ; Preston Laws.au, 120; estate" of ' David Lewis, 3S5; Ajary A Lewis, 131; Madison Ljup, lOSi James Long. 333; Alfred B Low, lOOj Ervin Lovd, 12QT Itob'tU McCroskv,$125; Alfred McKin nov, 140; Wm II McLean, 214; Jas MeMa hon, 110: Elihu McNees, 110;-Jacob lo Nees, 140: Jos P MeVey. 5(n; Catharine Maltsbargcr, 1;5; GidtfW M Maples, 125; J,as Maules, :YM; Melissa C Maples, 21',i; Enoch Marshal, 130; Win Martin, 445; .lolin W Matlo.-k. 770; Edward M:xuy, UK); Jas P Mitrrit, 70!'i p.Plie-l Miller, 300; Ju lius. -Miller, 125; Sarah Mi Hor, 150: Daniel Moore, 100; 11 G Moore, 13; Samuel K Morrow, mitl; llenj A Moss, 270; Hardy Moss, J 25: Jacob Mvers, 775: James Mvcrs, 30. Win. II. Neelev, $31 .ulnpi Nelson, $30. Ithbaid Utiyor, $l'X; Chas. Owen, 40-, James I'aik, $287," A:n ParKer4' Tji cn tate of Daniel iV.rkeuson, ."iW; Jas. Purki son., 2?, Lowls lVsona andWm. Law, l-'a," Benj. P.ittoti, 711; Mary J. Pearson, 100; David Pierce, 225; McCauna C. Pin ion, 235; Melvin Porter, 474; WilHam B.. I'orter. 009; Wilson Y. j'isiey, 17B. UeubGii M. italler, 2hj Eno, H. Itanibo, 120; William 15. Ilankin, 180; Daniel J. Bead, 70S; Malinda Ueagan, 125; Elijah B. Bcavis, 115; Samuel Uentftn, 155: Matildi '$l:cr., 110: Austin Bice, jr. 100; Milo lloVbiiis, 3(i0; John Bodgcrs, 245r John Boilgcrs, 21; estate of John V"Ti 150; P. G. Howijbljitt, bu; WMi' Vit 125- Amos ; iHvlaU'ii fal Ebon Uowluul, i 10: estate of Thomas llowland, 250; John W, Uuildor, ISO; Thomas Unwell, 43: Ucnjaniln Hutlogii, 125. Abraham Sauudoi'S, $120; Susan C. Seats, 302: Harrison Self, 420; Thomas F. Self,; 40; Mary D. Sharp, 150; ('a',.,u.iy ss.hoo mrJicr ;2,-.; IjonryH. Siv,ith, 510: "John T. isimlhfJO; 'ftyrs; A- Smith. 125; John SqVtib, 203: Milfia Staples, 5S0; Andrew Stephens, 100; James Stewart. 150; estate of Benjamin J. Stone, 2$7; Lemuel (J. St owe, 100. Will'mu V. THilhert, $525; Nancy Tally, 2'fJAw. W.' Taylor, 220; Shepherd Thacker, 24t); eslate of Henry M. Thomas, 37S John F. Thomas, 730; James T Trai ler, COO. ' 18T3. ' A. . KVIflO. EWING & CO. . Noa. 14 and 16 SOUTH MARKET STREETS, BPfCIAK. ACr.NTN"ANI DEALERS IX Roberison Comity and denmm log BistiSled imcok CoflBtj Wtislfesr Every.kind of LIQUORS usually kept in Liquor Establishments always on hand, together1 . - AIX OP WHICH WE OFFER ep25 tillmb0'74 . ARCHER CHEATHAM. MUSPIfY BLOCK, OHM n Annnmnnsr i ts.ti TTiTnun n-r-rmm. mmmm hiw hwmm mmi BOURBON APPLE Imported Brandies, Rum, Gin, CURACAO, lUtp . Daniel Venable, $250; C. 31. Vestal, ISO. Etbelbert S. Wallace, $300; Thomas S. Watson, 273; Calvin Watterson, 220; Mah lon White, 140; William W. White. IBS: Aurclius Wilkes, 230; Jas. W. Williams, 230; Nathaniel T. Williams, 425; James C. Willoughhy, 101 restate of John Willonqh bv, 4S1; estate of John Willoushbv, tJ50; David W. Wilson, 335; Wm. T. Wilson. 240; Samuel O. Wood, 420; Jos. B. Wood side, 0S7; Damoreas L. Wright, "100. Francis 3L Yell, $l.i'50; Catharine Young, 120. I'roceecUiijyN or the Kar. in ItOHpoct o lhe 3Icuiorj- or Itabl. C Foster, Sr. The members of thr- Bar in attendance upon the Chancery Couit yesterday morn ing, met pursuant to adjournment, to man ifest their set se of the common liereave ment in the death of Tiobert C. Foster. Sr. The committee appointed on Monday to prepaie a testimonial, through W. B. Bccse, Esq., submitted the following re port : When one who has so long and so honor ably tilled every relation in life as did Bob crt"C. Foster, Sr., passes away, it is fit and proper for bis professional associates to ex press their seuse of his worth, and to com mend his conduct as worthy of imitation to those who are to come after us. One of your committee has known and practiced at the same Bar with Mr. Foster evor since the year 181??, now more than half a cen tury", and it seems but the day, during the present term of the Chancery Court, when we all saw him here attending to business with the same indefatigable zeal and bland, courteous politeness for which he was ever distinguished. Bobert C. Foster was the second son of Bobert C. Foster, 1st, his elder brother be ing Hon. Ephraim H. Foster. Born in the year 1700, in Davidson county, a few months after the newly organized State of Tennessee was admitted iuto the Union,he died at Florence, Alabama, while on a visit to his children, oi the 21st of December, 1S73 , in the 7Sth year of his age. What a period of the world's history have his three score years and ten embraced ? Born in what was then a wilderness filled with scalping Indians, he lived to see his native State the- peaceful home of more than a million of prosp-erous and hopeful citiiens. Nashville, then a cluster of log tenements near tho French Lick, surround ed by a military stocliide for protection against attacks from savage foes, novf boasts ihe possession ot many hmlihngs as beauti ful and elegant :i3 those which adorn any city in the Union. In no period of equal length have such sweeping awl far-reaching changes heoil ennvded, as have Wen wit-iieisi-d iluring the life-time of the subject of our notice, both in this country and in other nations. It needs but to suggest a few saHont points to show how strikingly tbis is true. In 1700, (Jcorge Washington was lVesident of the Fniteil States, (h-orgelll was King of England, and Napoleon BoiiajKirtc a young soldier of fortune commanding in Italy. It required twenty days of arduous toilinjj over rough roads for one cf your committee, in ISIS, to travel from the capital of the nation-to this placo, in mid-winter. Now, with as rmich comfort as if sitting in your own bouse, you are whined over this distance in twice as many hours as it then required days, Hut the political and social changes dur ing'tho same period ! There have been ad ded to the United States the Mississippi Territory, Florida, Texas, Now. Mexico, California, and others, an area largely more than was originally possessed. Tennessee was under a. cr.mpaet with North Carolina, looking io tlie pennanont existence of the thvn labor system. But wo are now living, eight years after a total revolution in this regard., and wo have all succeeded in read justing ourselves to the change in less time than we had deonifd it "possible so to do. Having bad his lot cast in so busy and eventful a period, it U no small praiso to say that Mr, JsWtcr ever maintained a posi tion, qf more than ordinary mark and dis tinction in the community in which he lived, couvhg to tho bar in 1810 and having to cope with such mn during his career as Felix Grundy, Henry Crabb, Jenkin White sides, O. B. Hays, G. W. iibls, John Cat ron, James Campbell, Thomas Washing ton, G. W. Campbell, ilnmos Triinblc, Wm. L. Brown, David, dfiighead, John Marshall, John Bp1, ..ml Kcturn S. Meigs, it Is to his honor to say that from first to last he al ways had a large, not to say leading prac tice in the courts. V' t was in tho domestic and social circle he was inot pre-eminently distin guished for every trait which adorns and )Kautifics a character. Kind, gonerous, considerate and lo'.ing, he ever was, wheth er as husband, as father, as friend, or as neighbor. His tfiupor was mild and even, his maivncTa ovr polite and courteous to yumig and old, to high and low. Therefore, Resolved, that wo doojily sympathize with his relatives auit friends in their and our los of so valuable a member of society Uil so distinguished a member of our pro Ibision. t Besolved that the Secretary of this meet ing furnish a copy of these proceedings to the family of tho deceased, and thaf the Chancellor be asked to have them spread upon tlie minutes of the court now in ses sion, and that the chairman, appoint some member of tho liar to request tbe. Supreme CoiHt about to convene at Nashville to have them entered upon tho minutos uf that court anil that the Attornoy General ! askeii tftpppend them to tho current vol iu,e ofthe Supreme Court reports. itespeetfully submitted. Fiiaxcis B. Foog 'ATHANIKL BAXTKIt Sll,, rsnii.i. S. Buow.v, S?' ,lA KOM IK-WlllXK, AY, P. Br.HT.. Committee. I'liuii motion the repot t of the committcb aud the resolutions wore adopted. The chairman then appointed Gov. N.S. Brown to present the icsolntion ta tlw Supreme Court, and stated, tlat ho would cur oJiVio direct tho Altering of them upon tbe mih-UK-s ofthe Chancery Court. Thereupon tbe meeting was, a.djr-iriicil. W. F. Coo,PYn, Chairman. J. H. SiiANl.Afit.). Secretary. Human existence bang on trills. What, 1 is Jieauty without soap'.' W'E RESPECTKCTiLY CALL ATTENTION TO ODR RKMOVAI, pitosr Taf mn CT, Streets, to our New Store. No. 44 Sontli w.-.nf u.JHtl' i1'"" 7.3? .LD STAND, CORN to whom will be shown the largest stock of Fine LIo nors he'd la StaS iZ mr P erWt9U 10 ""f oar oM st28 Cm IstD " ""iwvrm ue.u la ma state, trom whicfi selecdoaa can be mule I NEW SERIES NO. 1,656. C N. UAY1S. ALSO, A fULI. STOCK OF witn CIGARS and TOBACCOS, ON BEST TERMS ATHAM & EIHNEY, No. 41 SOUTH MAUKET STiiEET, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN AND PSAOH BRANDIES, Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Port. Sherrv. Madeira. MW. Claret and Champagne Wines. ANNISETTE, WARASCHIWO, VERMOUTHE. PRINTERS AND WHOLESALE BOOK AiVD LITl Call tlie attention of their customer and the public to their large stock or BLANK BOOKS, BIBLES, PRAYER BOOKS, DIARIES, ALBUMS, CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS, ETC., ETC. BIAXIC IlOOIiS OP A1.7. KlJflJS 3IAXUFACTUKED OX SHORT NOTICE, AND "WORK GUARANTEED. 48 UNION STREET. lecl2 till mj-25,74 lstp . i GENTLEME.YS FASHIONABLE CLOTHING. In view of the excessive and unparalleled stringency in money matters, and tlie somewhat advance ofthe Fall sea son, we offer our large and elegant Stock of Clothing at greatly reduced prices. Remember, tliat these arc the only goods in the city from the celebrated Manufacturers, JAS. WILDE, Jr., & Co. and KEXRY & J0IIX PARET. Such Goods are rare, being fully equal to the best Custom Made, and of such Fabrics as are only handled by the best Merchant Tai lors of the country. We cordially invite an inspection from the public. J. .A. jr. iosie, - OLD Xo. 20, NEW 2so. IS, SQUARE. uov27 cod till janlSVn WHOLESALE DRY GOODS. EVAN'S. FITS, "WHOLESALE GOODS NASHVILLE, TENN., Are now in receipt of a LABOE STOCK OF GOODS for their FALL TBADE, which tbey invite the attention of merchants visiting this city. Sept. 3, 1873. sei,j exlhtp UH mh2 WHOLESALE WHITE KOYS, TOYS, A.T WSOXiSSAIiS OMJCY. WE INVITE THE ATTENTION OK MKR'tfHANTS TO LAKGEiSTOGK OF TOYS. OrIer4 aUciiilot lo itromptly. ilccCccxl till aug31,"-l Utp . t rrvrniwT i ri i nsrwtm WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS. T. RYAN. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Foreign ami Domestic IVines, Scotch and Irisii Whiskeys, Sole Agents for Hie Celebrated Longfellow, Just Out & Jocko Cigars, 35 SOUTII MAItlCirr STKEITr, XASIIVII.T.I TEX.V. We have also far tlie trade a lull line of Domestic anil Foreign Cigars, Tobaccos, etc. janlO eoilly lstj COMMISSION an21 eodly WHOLESALE GROCERS. .T. W. TJEIt3EiA.SS CO., c (SCCCESfORS TO TKRUASS & YARIlROUnil,) w Wholesale rcers, Coisnaaisfiioii lerelaaiifs. AND DK,I.1!RS IN PROVISIONS, LIQUOEIS, ETC-' 7! AND 78 SOUTH 3LUIKET STItEET, lec25cxl:y NASHVILLE, TENN. C. N. OUDWAY. J. C. GORDON. OEDWAY, GORDON & McG-TJIRE, COTTON FACTORS AND WHOLESALE C-E0CERS;: SO AND 82 SOUTH We acfcnowleilgc with gr,alllii(le tho liberal patronage liestowe.1 npon m In Uie past,, anOLhope' merit a continuance or llie name. We take pleasure in announcing lhatwe liaVSfflt ted as partner JlaJ. R. II. DUDLEY, of Smyrna, Tenn., Who wlll hare " special charge of the Grocery Department. angSl eodly lstp NO ONE IN THE CITY OR SUBURBS SHOULD BE WITHOUT THKr DAILY UiW AM) MEittCM WHEN IT WILL BE DELIVERED AT THE ' DOOR PROMPTLY EVERY MORN- " INO AT TWENTY-FIYE CENTS PER WEEK. . II. EHISO.. TO THE TRADE. GEO. 8. KINNEY. NASHVILLE, TENN., ill.: AND Ml Wffllli: ER COLLEGE AND CHURCH' patrotu and the Trade Kenerally, quau vj anu terms to aaramaga STATIONERS. STATIONERY HOUSE. PORTER & CO., DEALERS IN .Af2 NOTIONS, GOODS, AND NOTIONS. Sc OO. 'I v u i COWAN & CO., NASIJVU.LE, TElJ M. RT!AN. MERCHANT. -TP a . J. I. McOUIRE. R. If. DUDIJEr XA11KET STREET. ' - .'lie coifolatfov is.