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Hi v. . A -NASHVILLE, TENN. . DIRECTORS: OA&iMoIjATTaWLIN, T. S. MARR, HUGH McCRKA, II. F. WOODS, AKOHP.U CHEATHAM, W. h. WEA KLEY, . G. KTHRUSTON, M. HENDERSON, ; -' J. M. SMITH. . .Transacts n prcucral buntting; business. ' 'CoJlcctioii mndc and promptly re mitted for at liberal rate. Cor-- -w respoudence invited and In. formation cheerfully fnr nlsbed to onr patrons. ' 3 W. B. BORTCH, Cashier. .lAlIES.lUcLAtJGHLIX, President. HIT. MCCUEA, Vice President'. eb2 ly sp lstp lstcol :dsion1sd American. TEttMS OF SVBSC'UIPXIOK: BTJtAlL OH AT T1IK BUSINESS OFFICE. . Daily, 12 months, in. advance ...810 00 ... 5 00 ... 2.50 ... 100 25 3 i r ... " i " " ."."i'.'.'.i.r.. . -'..l.wccic, ."....I...... .DELIVERED BY CARRIER8 IS THE CITV " EDGEFIELD. AMD Dally,' 12-montlu " G " .3 " " , 1 week V. Seiiil-1VceUIy.31.00 1 Wccbiy. .812 00 . 6 00 . 3 00 . 1 00 . 25 82.00 PAYABLE Ilf ADVAKCE. Gold sold in New York yesterday at ,ll6iS, but closed at 110. "Tennessee Bonds . closed in New York last evening at 80 for both issues. decline to IGic for middling. THE VIRGINIUS. The telegrapli this morning reports the last of this much-mooted Jstcamer, unless some bother-loving Yankee de , vise means, for raising her from the eight fathoms of sea water in which she - lies. If an accident and accidents will happen this one has happened at a very inauspicious time for the. good name of the United States. It is 'al most as awkward as the accident which blockaded the Arapiles in the Brooklyn d&cks by the sinking of 200 tons of coal immediately infroiit of the flood: gates. The present administration is a victim of accidents. YOUXG FRED'S MILITARY BASIC. From the Cincinnati Commercial. "Washijwton, Dec. 28. Lost win ter, when If red. Grant was sent out to, Chicago-to displace the. gallant George Forsythe on Sheridan's sta& the Lieu tenant General felt constrained to ex plain in a general order that young Urant s title 01 jjicutenam uoionciwas only a local rank, to be dropped when ever he retired from the staff. Gen. Sheridan, at the time he issued the or der containing the above information, probably believed what he wrote, and expected that the promise would bsful- filled, trati a recent event goes to show that while he may propdse, the Presi dent disposes. It is not an unusual .thing for the Chief Magistrate to differ with his subordinates on matters con cerning the welfare of a member of his own family. In the face of Sheridan's order he has ordered Fred, to Washing ton and appointed him mustering and disbursing officer, with the rank and pay he enjqyed while a member of the Lieutenant General's military-family. The only duty expected of the young man is to draw the salary, the details of the office being performed by a com petent officer holding a lower rank and drawing small pay. This action of the President is of a piece with the with holding o Gen. Porter's resignation'. Not satisfied with having his own sala ry doubled, he ha3 taken advantage of his great office to jump his son from Brevet Second Lieutenant to Lieuten ant Colonel, with the corresponding in crease of pay. THE PRESIDENT HEDGING. From the St. Louis Republican. "Washington, Dec. 28. A ubve lnentis on foot by the friends of Presi dent Grant to select, in various strong bolds of political power, influential and worthy Democrats who govern public opinion in their neighborhoods, to in gratiate them with a good will to his administration. His personal friends, favorite officials and emissaries are earnestly at work in this direction, and it is privately understood that this pol icy is best calculated to take up a strong disaffected element, whose regular party influence has not been felt here tofore, but which has been coquetting for a recognition by the administration while they have been at variance with their foimer associates in the Demo cratic nartv nroner. This is agreed .linon to counteract the fallincr off of "orthodox Republicans, and the Presi dent, in his cosmopolitan, easy-going way, has not been unmindful ot it in his consultations with the political managers. There are evidences that he has found enthusiastic responses ui verv ciuarter. from which it is argued that his following will be stronger than heretofore; and the compliments of Bock, of Kentucky, on our Vinrinius complications are pointedly referred to by those who stuay ine science oi pon tics according to tue versions oi oew ard, Thurlow Weed and Jerry Black. Christian Soldier, B.u.TiMor.K.Dcc. ."0 -Five French guns, t a present from the Emperor of Germany to Hie St. jlatlicws Jjuuieran uennau con gregation, of Baltimore, have arrived will be cast into a bell. and Extensive l'lrc in Wisconsin. MirWAncEE, Dec. an. A fire at Stc vens Point, Wis., Sunday night, started by the explosionof a keioseno lamp in asalooii, burned all the wooden buildings on Main street from the Public Square on the north east corner of Maine and Second streets to MeCnlloch's new stone' block, corner of Main and Third streets, and on Second street north to the Mansion House. Loss .$40,000. KENTUCKY. Jail Burned -The Ilarrodsbur; cdy. Trnf T.omsviLu:. J)cc. :',(). A special to the Courier-Journal from La (iran;e,Ky.,says ihe Count v Jail at tliat place was set on lire by a prisoner this afternoon ard entire ly destroyed. The incendiary wassccureu. The Trial of Those Encased in the Tragedy at HarrodsbnrK. A special to the Coitrtrr-Journal gives Hie first dav's proceedings in the case of the Commonwealth against the Thompsons, for murder, which commenced at llarrodsburg, Mercer county, to-day. It will ue rcinem hered that some two inoiitlis ago an afl'ray occurred in the Courthouse at llarrodsburg, during the progress ot a civil trial, in which P. li. Thompson, sr., P. U. Thomp son, jr. and John Thompson, father and two sons, shot and killed Thco. Davis, sr., Theodore Davis, Jr., and Larue Davis, father and two sons. All the parties en jraged were of high social standing. P. B. Thompson, Jr., is District Attorney, and Johnriiompsou is Commonwealth's At torney, while the father has been very prominent in State politics. The Davis fami ly were highly respected farmers of Mercer county. Iutanse interest is felt in the case, not only in Hie community, but through out the whole State, High legal talent lias been engaged on each side. Forthe owiuiuonweaMi, four well known criminal lawyers, ami for the defense five others not less noted in the profession in tliis State, presenting the unusual spectacle of three lawycf? on trial, the prosecution and defense cxuducidbi,,in- others. The testimony to-dav related mainly to whether thd Dvls family were of a quarrelsome Jisposition, the evidence being conflicting. Itjs probable the trial wyilast tlie entire oeek. ESTABLISHED MABGH 30, Innocent Ignorance. Washington, D. C, Dec SO. The members' of the Cabinet assembled at the Executive office at noon to-day: Up to that hour the Government had no official. ad vices relative to the sinking of the Yir ginius. The I'nbllcBcbt Statement will be issued on the second of January. It is thought at. the Treasury Department the incaease will bo somewhat less than tliat of last month and be about eight millions. Discharged. Ileil, who last night accidentally shot and killed his wife in attempting to defend "her from the assaults of three ronglis, was to-day discharged irom custody. I lie nirnaiis who assault ad Mrs. Ileil were com mitted to await the action of the grand jury. The ?,'civ Minister to Spain The Line of Policy marked Out. Washington, Dec. CO. The appoint ment of dishing to bo the successor' of Sickles as Minister to Spain, continues to excite comment conccrninc; the character of instructions he will receive from the De partment of State after continuation of the nomination by the Senate. Although usage is opposed to an open declaration of the line of diplomacy to be pursued, it can be sta ted , with truth that one of the sulyects to which Mr. Cushim: will dve Jus attention ,rill flirt ,,rl ior rf ,il !H f!i I !,lr! mlin? 11 1 imlCFrcTorm ih' Cuba as" tlicriheaTiST calculated to restore peace to that island and promote its prosperity, and anioiigthosc reforms is included the abolflion of sla very in the Antilles. These views have respectfully been enforced both in the President annual message ,aud official correspondence of Secretary Fish, and which have been often communicated to' the Spanish Cabinet. It will be recol lected that, several years ago, our govern ment tendered its good offices, to Spain, in the hope of Cuban pacification, but which were respectfully declined, on basis sug gested. It is not improbable that a simi lar tender will again be made by the new minister, as the administration will resort to every proper expedient for the ptiqiose of restoring peace and protecting American interests in Cuba and ailjacent waters, and there can be no doubt that an effort will be made to conclude a new commercial treaty with Spam of friendship, limits and navi gation. Correspondence JJctucen Sicilies and Fish. . Thefollowiugisthetelegr.iphiccorrcspon dencc between Secretary Fish and ex-Min-istcr Sickles concerning the resignation of the latter: Madrid, Dec. lo Hamilton Fish, Secre tary of State, Washington: It is publish ed semi officially that the government dis approves pf my conduct in ease of the Virginius. If in opinion of the President, my resignation would focililatc a satisfacto ry termination of the question or be other wise advantageous to the public interest, such resignation may be considered as hereby respectfully tendered. Sickles. H twifiiflton. Dec. U. i.o oicKics, .Min ister at Madrid: The alleged publication of disapproval of your conduct is entirely un authorized. Mo dissatisfaction has been expressed or iutiinatcd, and it js deemed important that you remain, lour resig nation at this time would not be accepted, as it would interfere with prospects of an accommodation. " J?ish. Madrid. Dec. 10. To Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, Washington: Irespect fully ropiest that my telegram of the Oth inst., tendering my resignation anu your reply of same date, may now be published. OICIvLES. TIWmiwoji, Dec. 17. To Sickles, Mad rid: Your tender of resignation was only hypothical, and your telegram referred to alleged publications unknown here, attrib uting dissatisfaction which had not been expressed. Under these ' circumstances, publication is not deemed necessary, and cannot be authorized. dimi. Madrid, Dec. '20. To Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, Washington: 1 resnecttullv renew the tenner ot my resignation, which I trust may be accepted now, without interfering with the pros pects of an accommodation. Sickt.es. Wastiinmon, Dec. to lien. aicKies, Madrid: Your resignation will be ac cepted. Letters of recall, with instruc tions, will be forwarded by next mail. nsn. CUI5A. BurricI Suiniiioiicil to Matlritl For Disloyalty to the Republic. Jouvellar Thrcalcus to Resign. Havana, Dec GO. The home govern ment has relieved Gen. Burriel of the com mand of the eastern department, because, in a proclamation issued last week, he at tacked the existing administration of Spain. He. lias been ordered to appear at Madrid to answer cliarges preferred against nun in re lation to this matter. Capt. Geh. Jouvellar insists that the gov ernment shall accept his resignation unless he is" granted in full the extraordinary powers enjoyed by his predecessors. Ihe irovernnient has conceded increased powers, hut thev are restricted by certain condi tions. The Fosc tic Cuba says the only reason" Jouvellar has not taken effective. measures for the tranquilization of the island was because he could not legally do so. The Yose and the Diario declare that the conservatives favor thtf grant of extraor- ilinarv nowcrs. as the only way to save Cuba to Snain is to declare'' martial law, levy forced contributions, and call out the militia to suppress the rebellion. BOSTON. Government Swindled of $1,500,000. The Out How a Secret Service Spy can Double His Salary. Xew Yoiik, Dec. 150. A dispatch from Boston says: A couple oi years ago three oi the leading importing houses in Xew York discovered that Jordan, Marsh it Co. were seHiiis a certain class oi goods at lb iwr cent, lower than they could possibly be nurchascd in Europe and imiwrtcd into this countrv. This fact was reportedto the proper officers, and a close watch was kept linan their operations at this l wi t. About the time the 1 linn was suspected, it took into its cmnlov a young man named t. u Jackson, who was immediately installed as the custom-house clerk of all the establish ment, and the books oi the loreign Importa tion department were placed entirely under his control. JacKson admits, accoruing 10 the dispatclij that, during the two years he has been employed by tho firm, he has at t he. same time drawn a handsome salary as a secret service oflicer of the Treasury De partment. . .In seven cases Jackson assorts there is indisputable, evidence of the guilt of the firm, and the fines imposed upon conviction will not be less than Sl,uOO,(X)0, and it is possible this amount may be in creased in consequenae of developments from the investigation now in progress. BROOKLYN. EmbcsKlemenfs of Public Charjlies. Heavy the Kmno K 100.000 rocketed by the He- nevolent Rin?. TTr.wYoRK. Dec 80. The Committee of Supervisors, of Brooklyn, report that the Coi)inissiQJ.vrs oi wiariues nave, squau iierea 'iuftn.()0 in the last four years, by buying supplies misenible ii quality and deficient in Quantity at from 50 to a00 per eent. above the usual market rates for first- class articles. The committee recommend Gov. Dix to remove the whole Board. The investigation into the aflairs of the alms house of the same city develops a most siininnfiil Ptate of a'Jairs as regards uie treatment of the inmates, botli old end The statement is made tliat the Doctor in this institution goes to work with sharp surgical instruments, to perform difii eiih nnerations. wiien so ilruuk as lo he scarcely able to stand. 1835. the weranres. The' Question of RestoringiHer to Spain Settled By Sinking Her : in the Atlantic Nine Miles oft' Cape Fear, North Carolina. The Story of the "Accident," Xew Yoiik, Dec 30. When the United States steamer Ossipee was boarled soon after her arrival here, the absence of the steamer Tiigihius, winch vessel the former was commissioned to bring into port, was explained, and the startling intelligence communicated tliat the Yirginius, which being all along in a leaking condition, had, when joff Cape Fear and in sight of land, in spite of all eirorts of the crew abpard her, settled and gone to the bottom. Official Reticence. The Times further adds that the officer of the deck on the Ossipee said he lad strict orders not to communicate with anybody in relation to the circumstances attending the foundering of the Virginius. lie would not even give the date of the oceiuTonce or the place where it happened. lie, however, made no attempt to deny the accaracy of the report as to the foundering of the ship. The Cantain of the revenue cutter Grant 'hQAoMcAhe.wOsslp&,1 is repjrted as saying that the Captain of the latter vessel informed him that the Virginius had beeu lost off Capo Fear. Although no official announcement has been made of the loss of the Virginity no ouc doubts the truth of the stutemeiiL A dispatch from Wilmington, 5. C, re ports that a sunken vessel supposed to be the Virginius is nine miles sotith of the jnain ba . The Herald ' Discovers tin Wreck. The Herald has a special dispatch from Wilmington, X. C, saying tliat Capt. Milt Dauks of the steamship Tonawanda, which arrived Sunday, reports passing a sunken vessel nine (!) miles south of theniaiu bar, with Only her top masts and topgallant masts out of the water. A steam uig sub sequently visited the spot, her officers con curring in the opinion that the sunken ves sel was undoubtedly a square rigged steam ship. A pork barrel was floating a jove the wreck, attached to it by a 'l inch hawser, the hawser having been evidently used as a tow rope. - The pilots at Baldhead, at the mouth of the river, state that on Friday they observed, near the spot where the ves sel liesja large. steamship in tow of a full rigged ship. The above facts, taker in con nection with this telegram that the steam ship Georgia, from Charleston, liac. spoken the Virginius in tow off Cape IJomain, on the 2-lth inst., at '2 v. ai., render it tolera bly certain that the sunken ship was the renowned Cuban filibuster vessel Vir ginius. A pilot boat from Smithville, visited the spot Sunday evening anil the men who were on it fully agree in the opinion that she is tlie steamship. Only a few feet of the mainmast is visible above the water. It is thought that when she was abandoned the pork barrel was placed as a buoy to mark the spot where she went down. Vnll llelails or the "Accident." Lieutenant Commander llaswell of the Ossipee made the following statement to day concerning the Virginius: Tht Ossipee left Tortugas with the Virginias in tow on the morning of the Oth inst. They had fair weather until the afternoon of Saturday, the following day, when -a gale sprung up. Thev continued to liave bad weatner, aim the Virginius signalled that that she was leaking badly. Capt. Walters tieretore determined to shape his course for Charles ton, S. C, but as they got into smoother water the Virginius beliaved better and the water was kept out ol her fire room. On the' morning of Christmas day however, tlie severe weather continued, the Virgin ius was again leaking as bad ly as ever, and the- vessels put into Frying Panshoals, about ten miles south of the Cape Fearlight,wheresmoother water could be obtained. Here th j vessels, came to anchor, Captain Walters hoping that the Virginius would ride out ;he gale. Before daylight next morning, Friday, Commander Woodrow signalled with lights tliat the Virginius was leaking rapidly, with her fires out, mid the pumps stopped, and that the crew wished to be tiken oft". The boats were lowered from the Ossippe at daylight, and, by 7 a. m., all on board the Virginius were transferred to the former vessel. As a heavy sea was run ning, the work of removing the xew was one of much danger and difficulty, and therefore no lives were risked in endeavor ing to save their personal efiectii or any other property on the Virginius. The hawser of the Virginius was cut, and a buoy attached lo mark her position in case she sank out of sight. The Ossipee remained at anchor during the day, and at a quarter past 4 p. si. the'Virglnlus, which had been gradually settling, went to the lwttom. She sank in eight fathoms of water, and her topmasts remained above the surface. The Ossipee then resumed heryageto tliis port. The naval officers were very reticent to day, and tho above statement was. not ob tained until the United States District At torney was communicated with and re moved the seal of secrecy. The "Virslnins "I'risoncrH" at Jjargc. Afrer tlie landing at the navy-yard last evening of the surviving members ot the nasseiurcrs and crew of the steamer Vir ginius, they marched to the Fultjn ferry, taking tlie boat there to Xew York, aud tlicnce proceeded to a Cuban restaurant in Pine street, where they were nospiiauiy en tertained. They were clad in the navy uniform of the United States, and inarched brisklv through the streets, showidg no signs'of rcccnt'suffering. Indebted to a British Oflicer for Their Uves. When transferred to the tug boat from the steamer Juniata which carried them to this nort from Santiago, they gave rousiti cheers for their several benefactors, leading off with three for the commander ol tlie British steamer Xiobe to whom ':hey feel indebted for the preservatiui-cf their lives. Mflht Report. The released captives of the Virginius remain at, the Cuban restaurant on Pine street, and the scene there this morning was one of great enthusiasm. Kcsolulioiis were adopted giving tlianks to Capt. Braine of the. Jun ettalor his kindness, and ex pressing sympathy with him in the loss of liis son. The cx-cantives also resolved to attend the funeral of the child. The Original Sentence of the Virslni ns Crew. Engineer Kninltt, of Ihe Vhviiiius. said the original sentence at Santiago was that the entire crew should be hung at tlie yard :inn. hut the Cantain of the Isabella Cat- tolica did not. wish such a spectacle made of his vessel and obtained a change of sentence to death bv shooting, ant: a com mutation of seventeen of the crow to tho chain gang. Knight, (WO of the quarter masters and ono of the sailers, wore accord ingly sentenced to the chain gang tor lite and the other thirteen, all ol whom were boys, to eight and four years at hard labor on tlie gang, a me sciueiia; oi mis kuiu was regarded as worse than death. The Brooklyn Xavy Taril. The report that a large number of men will be discharged from the navy yard pn Wedn?sd.iy fl01 i? SJ?54 to UP unround: eij. 0rdr,rs $erp received' from Washing ton merely' directing' tlie heads' of tlie de partments at the yard, todischarge workmen as circumstances may permit, There arc now 3,200 workmen employed at Aid yard, besides about 500 in the employ of outside contractors. The appropriations are only sufficient to keep 1,000 men at work, but a considerable number will be kept engaged all winter. Mstcmciit of ,icut. tVooduoyy, Lieut. David C. Woodnow, who was in command of the Virginius at tho time of her sinking, says in his" official report,' thai when he took command oh the 17th, at Dry Tortugas the vessel had water in all jier compartments. Stores were received cmjDar4 aud a nrjlng PQiiy from the dOisipea coaled tho ship all night. 'Xe'xt morning they slopped coaliug and put the bunds to work pumping .anil bailin'g, the water having gained 2feet duringtie night. NASHVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, DEGEMBEJU31, T At 8 a. sr." the water was up to the grate bar in both lire rooms. The forward compare menUiad a depth of four feetand the aftej compartment two leetsix niciics. xa water at 4 o'clock r. si. was so muck rc ducetl that fires were started in the boilers Capt. Whiting expressed himself satisfied that the Virginius was in fit condition to start north, and about 2 o'clock she went to sea in tow of the' Ossipee. As long as the sea was smooth everything progressed favorably, but the storm arising the vesse leaked so badly that they had" to plugvup timber holds iii forward bulkheads to .keep the fire rooms clear. On the 22d, they threw overboard part of the lower anchor and all heavy weights in the hole, and shifted the coal to lighten her forward. On the afternoon of thetJfld there was from eight to ten feet water in the forward compart ments. Tlie men were worn out, hunk drenched aud no place to sleep. Undef these circumstances Woodnow advised the Commander of the Ossipee not to go furi ther north but to take the Virginius into. Charleston, where there was a dock. On the 24th tlie boilers were in'such a wsetcli-j cd condition that it was impossible to cany more than five pounds of steam. At 5 A. sif on the 29th, the water gained so fast as tq nut Out tho fires, and Woodnow signalled the Ossipee to take the crew off the Viw iiiius nnmcdiatelv. At tins time tin forward compartment was full of water, u to within a foot and a half of the spar deck, five feet of water jn the hold, water over the grate bars, in tlie fire rooms aud after compartment. Tluj' sea was ..very rough. ;md it was blowiiig.a gale- u "When the boat from the Ossnwe came under the Virginius' hbyf, landsmen were put in first. It look fjvo trips to take all of the officers and men oil' the sinking vessel. At 4:17 i. si. the Virginius sank, bows fust, in eight fathoms water, tho cross-trees above wateru Fop four days the men in the fire-room wrkcd in water up to their knees, and at the time they left the ship were nearly exhausted. THE MILKOADS. An Epidemic of Incompetency. Biddkfoiid, "Me., Dec. 30. The coro ners jury on the recent -Lastern railroad collision lias given a verdict charging that thcaccident was owing to the incompetency and negligence of Wing, the dtspitchcr, a ;ross error in the judgment of White, the Kennebunk operator, and the culpable recklessness of Pettic, the conductor, aud Morrison, the engineer-, of the down freight train. The Texas Pacific. MAUSHAT.L, Tnx., Dec. SO. The Texas! Pacific Itailroad was completed to T exicana, the proposed junction with the Cairo and Fulton road, yesterday, and regular trains commence at once. The Ijocomotlvc Strike. Indianapolis, Dec 00. The engineers' strike still continues without material change. One passenger train went out tiiis forenoon on the Pan Handle road.and one on the Jeffersonville road, and trains liave arrived on both. The Vincennes road is running its passenger trains regu- larlv. Jtumors are still current ot a gen eral strike on all the roads, but seem to be without foundation. From present ap pearances the strike is nearly at an end. Willing to Submit to Arbitration. Nothing particularly new in railroad cir cles to-day. The Pan Handle officials say they will have regular trains running to morrow. Division o. 11 of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, publish a card in the morning papers to-morrow, in which they disavow all responsibility and complicity in the acts of violence commit ted, and are willing to submit the matter in controversy to investigation, and abide by the verdict of an impartial tribunal. John Fehrenback, President of tlie Ma chinists and Blacksmitlis International Union, is in the city, and addressed the Brotherhood. The meeting was secret, and no particulars can be obtained. Lafayette, Ind., Dec. ;!0. All is quiet in railroad circles. There is no sign of a strike on the Toledo. Wabash and Western Railroad, reports to the contrary notwithstanding. Morc'Tronblcs Ahead. Xkw Yoiik, Dec. 30. An order has been issued for the reduction of the wages of engineers and others employed in run ning trains on the Pennsylvania Itailroad. The reduction will take effect Thursday. It is reported tlie men will strike. Another Strike in Contemplation. Coi.usmus, O., Dec. 30. Kailroad mat ters are quiet here. There are rumors that the engineers on the line of the Lake Shore will strike on Monday or Tuesdav next, but no definite information can be obtained. Those who have the best means of information say no strike' is contem plated. Still Stubborn. The striking engineers here exhibit no disposition to go to work at the company's terms. Nevertheless, Superintendent Cald well reports the acquisition of quite a mini- per oi engineers, and trains will move regularly to-morrow. A considerable quan tity of delayed freight was moved out to night. The general impression here is that the strike will break within the week. Strikers Giving In. Cincinnati, Dec 30. Superintendent Ellison, of the Cincinnati Division of the Pittsburgh. Cincinnati and St. Louis Bail- road, has secured the services of nine en gineers lor passenger trains, and needs four more. He lias had hundreds of applications since tlie strike. All passenger trains, except one accommodation, left on time to-day. Alt will leave to morrow, and many freight trains will commence moving. One engineer. supposed to bo a striker, took a locomotive out and suffered it to burn, and was dis charged. Mr. Ellison has intelligence by telegraph irom 1'ittsbiirgli that the strikers in that city have come to the terms of the Company. Striking engineers here refu: lo compromise in a great majority of cases, and say they have means to hold out six montlis, and that the' Brotherhood of En gineers will aid them. The Backbone of the Strike Broken At the round house of the railways, of tins city allectcd by the strike, locomotives, tenders and boilers are always examined before going out. Windows of the house arc-all nailed down, and doors, all but one, are locked, yet engines have been found in the lenders of which soap and concentrated lye have been' placed. Superintendent Ellison to-night says the backbone of the strik8 has been broken. The road is cire fully patrolled from here to Columbus. He says all trams, freight and passenger, will run on time to-morrow. Engineer Resorting to Violence. LoflsviM.E, Dec. 30 The situation at this terminus of the JeHersonvillc, Madi son and Indianapolis Itailroad remains un changed. Xine strikers resumed work, while several outside men employed by the company gave up llieir engines to-day. Their places were afterwards supplied. But very little business was done oit the road. At Seyniqur, on the'line of the road to-dav, a nut was placed in suelia position as tp burst the gyjipder end entirely disable tho engine. On the New Albany branch last night a largo rpek was thrown at the engineer, but missing lilm, shivered a window of a-pasgongor coach but hurt ing no one. Xo other violence reported. EDUCATION, Missouri State Teachers' Association, St. Louisj Dec 30. Tho Dmpc'rafs Wanenshurg flpechd sav'3, ihe twelfth an nual Oonvcmfon of the. Missouri Stale Teachers' Association convened there last night. After a brief address - by Gen. Churchill and the President, Prof. Root, Judge Kittrell, of the United States Dis trict Court,. spoke op the demands of State and nation, educationally. He charged in strong terms neglect of duty p,n thq pmt of legislator in nptpravUlipgfor the thorough jnaintenance of public schools throughout the State; as required by the'CoustitiV.hih, and contrasted the condition, of education in thjs country and Europe, shqwing up mistakablv that while tha svsteiu of- the latter 3 faV, in, aiivavqed(.6iir3,fhe demands of a republic for fc(u,catefl citizenship wore manifestly greater. A large number of in teresting papers' were read to-day and great interest was manifested in the proceedings. "ft The Pepper War. j . : Penano, Dec, SO.-r-A large force of Achinese have been defeated with heavy, -loss by tlie, Dutch troops, who sufl'ered.ohly moderately. The health '.of the Dutch troopsis good. ,' " i f( i Another .Monetary Crisis, t x London. Dec. 3d. Herald special A fresh monetary crisis is apprehended "at . .uenm. -mere are rumors oi neavy com, inerciaTf allures' there. " . . ! 1 - A 51200,000 Fire. , . ; New YoKK,rDeci 30. Early' this mornr ing a fire broke out "in'the five.sibry build ing Xo". 6S Greene street aiul before tlie flames were extinguished damage wasilonfc to tlie amount of neat ly $200,000. Garner & Brother, dealers in caps and furs, lose $100,000, and Sylvester, Brush & Co., deal ers; in furs, $50,000.. Tlie building was damaged $10,000. Another Herald '-Commissioner." Win. B. Stevens, of the JVeio York Herald, a passenger on the steamship Cit$ of .ari Antonio, from Key West, jumped overboard during the. voyage and, was drowned. ? Cincinnati: :tJi,-4fv.;, i Dolus of the Communists. Cincinnati, Dec 30- A circular print ed in red, containing the words, "Bread or Blood!7 "Reformation or Revolution!" "Thunder, Lightning, Earthquakes," War, Panic!'' "Working-men Pay no Taxes!" "Look Out for the Train Leagues !" lias beeu circulated here this evening exten sively by the Internationals. It announces the appearance of an International paper in this city.g Gnat on the Bull's Horn. A branch of the International Associa tion of Workingmen passed a resolution Jo-night denouncing newspapers unfriendly to tneui, and pledging themselves to patron ize only such papers as arc friendly to them. Condensed Telegram. Detroit reports the burning yesterday of the establishment of Farrington, Campbell & Co., tea and collec dealers, with a loss in stock of between fifty and sixty thousand dollars. The Tryou murderer was hung yesterday in Canada. Mrs. Ann Eliza Young, foimerly one of the wives of Brighani, lectured last evening in St. Louis on Polygamy. Alex. C. Botkiu, of the Chicago Times, retires from that paper to take charge of the Milwaukee Sentinel. He was presented with a $300 watch by his associates on the Times. The London Board of Trade has com-' menccd an investigation into the loss of tho Ville du Havre. Xilsson appeared last night at Cincinnati, to a large audience. Petitions are in circulation in Iowa against the repeal of the bankrupt law. PLUNDEBING THE PEOPLE. How tlie Pulic Money is Squan dered in "Washington. The Knorinoiis Iiicren.se of tlie Treas ury Department's Contingent Ex. penses Extravagance in ETery De partment. From the Xew York Sun. "Washington, Dec. 26. In 1S63-4, the Treasury Department was required to transact a great deal more business than it is now. "We were then at the fever heat of a great civil war, and every department of the govern ment required more clerical la bor than at any time since. In the very nature of things the contin gent expenses of the Treasury Depart ment should have been greater then than now, for the purchasing power of our currency has increased more than one and a half times ; but the appro priations for the contingent fund of that department for 1S63-4 was only SOI-,900, -while for the present fiscal year 227,500 was appropriated. The Sun has heretofore shown the criminal manner in which a large portion of this quarter of a million is disbursed. Nearly 12,000 is used to provide fav ored officials with horsesand carriages, and 18,000 for gas, which includes the private gas bills of nearly all the bu reau officers, chief clerks, and the Sec retary's pets. The Sun has also shown how a laundry is run in the Treasury, building at a cost of 5,000 a year, os tensibly to wash towels, and a cabinet shop is rim at an annual cost for labor alone of 16,000, to make furniture for the department. In looking over the report of the Su perintendent of the Treasury building for 1872, 1 noticed the following items of expense which the Grangers will take a dsep interest in: Dec. 14, 1S71 Hyacinths 3G U Dec. 16 Plants 13 40 April 12, 1872 Flower pots.. . 10 00 May 11 Plants and seeds 49 00 June 27 Plants 60 00 June 29 House for garden... 1,695 00 June 29 Hot bed pits:-.. 957 00 June 29 Tables inhofcbed pits 208 00 Total ....3,028 90 The Government is quite lavish in its expeiidituresjfor hot houses, conserva tories, etc., outside tho" Treasury De partment. A botanical garden, a hor ticultural garden, and a number of con servatories for llowers are maintained at great expense to delight sightseers and provide members of Congress and heads of departments with nosegays aud bouquets. But tho Treasury De partment must have an establishment of its own, and here we find 36 invest ed in hyacinths in December, and ip, April S10 for llower pots. If on? legis lators are in earnest in their demands for a reduction Qf the Treasury De-. partment estimates, they will seo to it that all these useless and expensive lux uries which h;,vo within a few years grown to large proportions aro lopped off, Tho lopping' olf must not bo con fined to the departments. There is work of the same kind to be done at the Capitol. Mr. Dawes, in his sjeoe-l on Mr. Eichardson's proposed mcrease of tax es, fiercely denounced extravagance in tjvery department pf the Government. In (hia he was right, and did hat say on,e woyd too, n.lucb, but there nro a great many leaks in the Capitol which Mr.'Davyea might stop if he would ad dveea himself to tho task. Let him load off on the House side for a reduc tion of salaries to employees. He can commence with his own qornuiktee, the "Ways and Means, His clerk receives 2,9,80.80 per. annum for about five months' services. A messenjsr- toho same committee receives 1,511.10. The pay ol' messengers to the Commit tee on Appropriations, to the Sergeaiit-at-Arms, and to he Qlork of the House are respectively 1,511.10, 1,656, and 2.500. In addition to these there are eighteen messengers not specially as signed, each of whom receives for fivo months' services 1,656. ThorfirAnvft others who receiye 2,0,7$ e.iti. for like ervices. There are men and bdys in positions that require only ordinary in telligence end lif education, receiving ulher salaries than are paid, to econU and third class cjerka in any of the de-nartmenis- The postpiHce of the Itougo ia pvovid'fid wth 'four iueafjengera who receiye. d.&3?.20 each, four mail car riers who receive a like amount, and seven others who are paid 1,240 each. On the Senate side there is the same shameless extravagance. Thive mes- 3i ' 18X3.- U. S'Jl EWI.NG'-'t&r 3 Nos. 14 , 3 'Cjrainj ; aud ficawue Log? Bislilled JLiieoIl Ctj IWfciskies, Every kind of IQUORSuallyept in Liquor EstabUsnnaentHlways onancljltogetlier " . - , xrith CIGARS and'TOBAOCOS. v AM, OF WHICH WE sep25 tillmh6,74 ARCHEH CHEATHAsL CHEATHAM & KINNEY, MUBPHY BLOCK, ilf APPLES Imported Brandies, Rum, Gin, CURACAO, TIT'S; 'R'Fs:'PT7nrPT?TTT.f.Vf1JlT.T. ATTPVTrnv W hiVSE 'Tn n,tr Tn;r-cT"". Streets, to our Hew Store. So. 44 Nonlh to whom will be ahosra the largest stock of Fine se28 6m lstp sengcra are paid 2,070 each and twenty 1,656 each. The clerk of Printing Re cords and the clerks of the Committees on Finance, Claims, and Appropriations each receive 2,553 per annum, and don't perform three months' actual hard work. The truth of the matter is that from Senators and Beprcsenta tives down to clerks and messengers there has for years been a despe rate struggle to grab the people's money. Because forty millions of peo ple pay the bills they think the burden falls very lightly on individuals, and therefore there should be no grumbling. To illustrate the difference between private and public salaries I need not go outside the Capitol. On the House side Geo.T. Downing keeps a restaurant. He employs during the session of Con gress twelve or fifteen colored men for waiters, paying them 20 per month. There are quite a number of colored men in the employ of the House as messengers and laborers. They are on duty about six hours a day during five months, and during the remaining seven months they have nothing to do, and yet they are paid from S00 to 2, 500 per annum. THE WILLIAMS CASE. Grunt Not Ho Delimit A Strauge Un til -jr. From thc'Cinclnnati Gazette. Washington, Dee. 28. There is no delegation on the way'fronl Oregon to contest Williams' confirmation. The Judiciary Committee of the Senate have not been in session during the past week. Only three members have remained in the city, and there has con sequently, been no report agreed upon. It is true, however, that individual members of the committee previous to adjournment, have made statements which are regarded as absolutely pre cluding favorable action by the Senate in the matter. While the President has, since his return, stated that he didn't intend to withdraw the nomina tion, there is good authority for the assertion that he is not raising, and does not mean to raise, uny issue what ever with the Senators in regard to the matter, leaving action in the -case whol ly to their judgment. From the Cincinnati Commercial. .Washington, Dec. 2:3 Among the floating stories which have obtained credence to-night, is one to the effect that the President has assured certain Senators that the Williams nomination will be withdrawn upon the re-assembling of Congress. He is said to have accompanied this assurance with another, to tho effect that he would send in the name of the best lawyer in the country for the place. The friends of Jerry Black have forthwith made up their minds that this means that Grant has concluded to nominate Mr. Black. The last assurance was not made, it is thought, for the pur pose of a'laying any inliauunation of sensibilities which Mv, Williams may have sustained onaccountof thestrango conduct of the Senate with regard to his nomination, but as a sort of pledgo to the country that that which will dV feat Williams is the imlawf ul use thnt ho made of hia contingent fund, not only for the purchaso. of horses and carnages for his -private nsc, but also in other equally unauthorized ways. His unfitness for the place was the first objection, ;aud while Senators were ru minating on this, time was given for the developments which have called in question his honesty. The surprise oc casioned by these discoveries has been so great that all other considerations have been lost sitrhtof. Notwithstand ing the rumor above quoted, it is safe to assume that the President will per sist in advocating Williams' claims even after defeat becomes' apparent to him. HEAT AND IISi:,lM- During the reheating of the furnaces in an iron establishment in England, says the Drilixh Journal f Science, the men work ed when tlio thermometer, placed so as not to he influenced by the radiation of heat from the open doors, marked 120 degrees. In tho .Bessemer pits, the men continue a kind of labor requiring great muscular ef fort at 140 degrees. In some of the opc-re tlons of glass-making, the ordinary swamo? working temperature is considojutiiy over 100, and the radiant heat i which the workingmen are snb.jectul for exceeds 212 degrees. In a Turich bath, the shawpoo ers contimia four or five hours at a timo in a mos atmosphere at temperature ranging rom 10.) to 110 degrees. li enamel works, men labor daily in heat of "00 degrees. On the Ited sea steamers, the temperature pf the. stoke hole is 1-15 degrots. And yet, in none of these cases dofs any special form or type "of diseajso. develop itself. pO.P. HyxLEV, as Lord Rector of the University of Aberdeen, proposes to drop the study of botany and zoolo gy from the medical evvmeidnm, and to J make the studi pasa whatever exami nations luay be required in those sLod vsA on, his entrance to the University, lie also desires to make tb.0 study o German or French compulsory, replac ing Greek, which is to remain one of the optioT-r,!' subjects. HpfiPKNTS of Virginia City propose pre senting a silvor brick to Lambcrton Lor raine, commander of the Uritish war ship Niobe, for his manly action in the case of the' Virginius. Tlie brick will bcarthli inscription: "Lamberton Lorraine; "'l'ou are a 'brick;' this is anothoi iirw..tcd by Americans v in.nanlty. and it's manly deedfrs. Virginia City, Xeva-la, U. S. A., 00 , -A ' NTOERIES-NO. iflBO -,. i. r -v niviii and 16 SOUTH MARKET STREETS; SPSCIAI. AGKNT8 AKO DEAXJEXS IS ALSO, A mix. 5X6CX of TOBACCOS, OFFER f .OM BEST TERMS TO THE TRADED '' i SEWING c&3 OO- Ho. U SOUTH MABKET ST2EET, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN -tf. . '; i 011)1 COUrWY, BOH BON AND PEACH BRANDIES,. Sootoh And Irish Whiskies, Port. Sherry, Madeira, Mala- Claret and Champagne Wines. AI8MISETTE, WARASCOIHO, rnn nm ...... . "VA m the old Knrk..! 7irjV t".V!y" 'u ai liquors held tin the State trnm wi,TV p Taf-eJ to aeatourold patrons and tho Trade generally aeia in tne Mate, iroia which selecUons can bo mads In quality and terms to adrautaza PRINTERS AND WHOLESALE BOOK AM) Call the attention of theii customers and the pnhlic to their large stock o'f BLANK BOOKS, BIBLES, PRA3TER BOOKS, DIARIES, ALBUMS, CIIII.DREN'S TOY BOOKS, ETC., ETC. BLAXK BOOKS OF AXI, KIXDS MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICE, AND "WORK GUARANTEED. 48 iUjSTION STREET. dec!2 till my25,74 lstp GENTLEMEN'S FASHIONABLE CLOTHING. A HP TC In view of the excessive and unparalleled stringency in money matters, and the somewhat advance of the Fali sea son, we olTer our large and elegant Stock of Clothing at greatly reduced prices. Remember, that these are the only goods m the city from the celebrated Manufacturers, JA8. WILDE, Jr., & Co. and HENRY & S0M 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. -X. .j. rose, , ,.., OLb No. 120, XEW Xo. IS, SQUARE. uov2rcodtilljanlS,7I wns-ah-i. WHOLESALE WHITE GOODS AND NOTIONS. WE IXVITE Till: ATT ISN'T I LARGE STOCK Order attended to iroui fitly. . lccG eol till aug3I,74 lstp WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS. T. It VAN. WHOLESALE DE.VLERS IN 3Solertson Comity, 3Bonrlo3a &, 3ye Wliiskies, Foreign and Domestic Wines, Scotch and Irish Whiskeys, Sole Agents for the Celebrated Longfellow, JiLt Out & .Toclco Cigars, 35 SOUTH MATKKET STltKITT, ASIITIM.! TEXX. AVe have also for the trade a full line of Domestic and Foreign Cigars, Tobaccos, etc janlO eodly lstp ' COMMISSION au21 eodly WHOLESALE EVANS, PITB, WHOLESALE XASIIVILLE, Are now in receipt of a LARGE STOCK which they invite the attention SerT. 3, 1S73. WHOLESALE JU. WTilATa,F,Y WHOLESALE DEALER IN Oioeeije, Eiaqtios's, 3Plotir5 JSacon, Javal; Etc. Ifo. NORTH COLLEGE STREET, XASIIVTLLE. jiiM sat,sun ly lstp O. N". ORDWAY J. C. GORDON OHDWAY, GORDON & McGUIRS, N FACTORS MD 80 AXD.S2 SOUTH "We acknowledge with gratitude the liberal patronage bestowed npon u& intha put, and hope merit a continuance or the fame. We take pleasure In anuouncinthat we liave admit ted as partner MaJ. R. II. Dl'DLEY, of Sin-.im. Tenn .wljo wlll'liava special charge of the Grocery Lvpaitmeni. aug31 eodly Lstp ' sHorBi'BE Without thr WJIEtfJT TO BEkELIVEBEl) AT T?tM DOOR--T-KOMPTT.Y EVEKY JtOUN , ISO A3 TWENTX-FrVE CENTS l-ER WEEK. - -- 'W .r .GE0.3. mxiiRS. NASHYILLE, TENN., jsdsz. All Ml WBMI VERMOUTOE. IF'. ' STAND, CORNER COLLEGE - OAD, COKNEB COLLEGE AND CHURCH CHURCH STATIONERS. STATIONERY HOUSE. TT71 5, OX OF MERCHANTS TO qui: OF TOYS. COWAN & CO., AS II VILLE, TENN ar. rtan. MERCHANT. DRY GOODS. PORTER & CO., DEALERS IN -jj?r TEXX., OF GOODS for their FALL TRADE, to of merchants visiting this city. jpi Coditp till mh2 14 -. GROCERS. J. P. aicOUIRE. R. If. DUDLE WH0L1S.ALI fiROCEES, MARKET STREET.