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Gold opened and closed at 109 in
New York, yesterday.
Tennessee Bonds were down to 75
in New York yesterday.
Cotton steady in New York, yes
terday, at ICjalTjc for middling up
land. The Tenth Congressional District
Democratic and Conservative' Conven
tion, meeU at BoliTar to-day. Mem
phis furnishes all the aspirants.
The Sparta Index eaya.- "The iui
pression prevails that Win. B. Stokes
announced hinielf for Congress in
order to force the Radical nominee to
buy him off. Now if he quits the race
everybody will think that the trade haa
The defeated Republican aspirant
in the Third Congressional districts are
"havinir their jokes. The Chattanooya
Time reports Crutchfield as saying 1
that Snyder died in the last ditch, and
Snyder aays Crutchfield iciihdrew be
fore he got there.
mcorxTY ixuismTivE ticket.
The County Democratic and Conser
vative convention completed its work
yesterday and the general tenor of
public sentiment is decidedly to the
effect that the work was well done. It
is but natural that the friends of un
successful aspirants should express
some disappointment, but there can be
no question that, taken as a whole, the
ticket is regarded as an exceptionally
strong one and will be elected by an
overwhelming majority in November.
We give brief sketches of the candi
dates which will doubtless be read with
Maj. Joseph D. Wade was born in
Rutherford county. While a very
young man he emigrated to San Anto
nio, Texas, where he entered upon the
practice of law. At the outbreak of
the war he enlisted as a member of
Gen. Hood's regiment, and served with
honor and distinction nntil the sur
render, when he settled in Nashville
and resumd the practice of his pro
" fession. He is a man of fine literary
culture, an easy, fluent speaker, and
will reflect credit upon Davidson county
in the body of "which he is certain to be
elected a member.
Henry R. Buchanan was born at old
Fort Buchanan, in this county, four
miles from Nashville. He participated
in the Sante Fe expedition about IS 13,
was captured by the Mexicans and kept
a prisoner for two years in the city -f
Mexico part of which time he was in
chains. He was finally released through
the intervention of President Jackson.
In 1S4.1 he entered into partnership
with his nephew, J. B. Everett, in this
city, and carried on the dry goods bu
siness for some twenty years. He is a
man of strong common sense, and for
several years has been prominent in
county education matters. A resident
of the Second civil district, he enjoys
the confidence and respect of all
who known him. He is 59 years of
Judge John M. Lea is a native of
East Tennessee, but came to Nashville
very early in life, and began the prac
tice of law. In IS 19, he was elected
Mayor of Nashville, and served as
Judge of the Circuit Court just after
the close of the war. Of late years he
has not been in active public life, but
has devotedhis time to the management
of his large estate. He is known all
over Tennessee as a conservative, liberal-minded
citizen, a gentleman of un
usual culture, and one who is highly
respected by all who know him. Among
the deeds of charity for which he is
noted, is the presenting to the Blind
Asylum of the State, about a year ago,
a house and grounds in South Nash
ville, valued at 515,000. He is about
fifty-six years of age.
Judge E. H. East was born in Da
vidson county, was educated at Leba
non, and graduated at the famous law
school of that city, About the year
ls.13.be settled in Nashville, and has
made his home here ever since, prac
ticing his profession with great success.
When Andrew Johnson was Military
Cnvprnnr .f Tennessee. Judaic East
was Secretary of State, serving after
wards for several months as Mr. John-
sen's private secretary, after the latter
became President. In lb.0, be was
elected Chancellor, which office he re
signed in 1S72. He is 45 .years of age.
C. C. Giers was born in Prussia, but
emigrated to St. Louis very early in
life and removed thence to Nashville
twenty-four years ago. He was one of
the first conductors on the Nashville
and Chattanooga road, in which capac
ity he served nearly two years, and had
the reputation of being on$ of the best
in that line of duty. In 1S52 he open
ed a photograph gallery in this city
and has remained in that business ever
since- His establishment has a reputa
tion second to none outside of New
York. He has taken an active part in
all the emigration movements in his
adopted State, and has been the means
of bringing many Europeans to Ten
nessee. Mr. Giers is -k years old and
is in every sense of the term a repre
CoL John A. Anderson, who is forty
one years old, was born and reared in
Lebanon.where h e en gaged in mercant ile
pursuits, coming to Nashville in 1S54.
At the beginning of the war, he raised
a company and joined the Tenth Ten
nejsee Infantry. He was in the battles
of Fort Donelson, Shilob, Ferryville,
Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge,
Franklin, and Nashville. He coin
it anded a brigade for some time before
the surrtaler, and came out of the war
with the marks of five wounds. The
business interests of Nashville will be
eUy represented by Col. Anderson in
the next Legislature. Hia present
business ia that of a tobacco and cot
ESTABLISHED MARCH 30,
Maury County Speaks for Law
The Meeting In Columbia Ad-
dressed by Chief Justice
A Stronr Endorsement of ne Coarse
f Gov. Brtwa.
Special to the Union and American.
Columbia. Tksx.. Sept. 6. There be
ing a large nnniber of persons in attend
ance ou our County and Criminal Courts,
a meeting was organized by calling Judge
Martin to the chair, to have an expression
of the sentiment of our county In regard to
the recent outrages in Gibson and other
counties. Judae Nicholson being discov
ered in the crowd, yielded to the urgent de-
maud madeupou him to address tlie meet
ing. He said it was the first time he had
spoken to a popular audience since he had
been njwn tlie Supreme Bench. He would
be far from doing so now, but for the pe
chliar object of this meeting, and tlie exi
gency which demanded such action. He
spoke for do party, but for his countrymen
of all parties. A great wrong had been
done the State. - The courts bad
been defied, and' the law
trampled under foot. Duriug the
sitting of a court and within the hearing of
the Judge, Attorney General and the Grand
Jury, an armed mob wrested prisoners
from the custody of the law and inflicted
summary punishment upon, them. Similar
disregard of life and the authorities has
manifested itself in other places. If the
enemies of prisoners could take them from
tlie jail for oue purpose, their friends could
rescue them for another. This was a blow
at tlie very basis of all governments. . He
was getting old and would soon pass from
the stage of action, but he saw around him
younger men ou wbose shoulders would
rest the resjtonsibility of government,
lie appealed to them to vindicate the honor
of the State, and show our full capacity for
self-government, which can only be done
by a sacred regard for the livr and the con
He saw in these outbreaks no reason to
question the capacity or gotnl intention of
our people, but he did regard it as an
emergency that loudly called for action in
putting down this outlawry. It was not
his purpose to discuss the relation between
the races. They were all under the law,
and all were entitled to its protection
without regard to color, and that man was
false to his race who would usurp the pre
rogative of the law. The social relations
was a different matter, and should not bias
any one on the consideration of this sub
ject. He knew there was bill one senti
ment with the great body of tlie people of
Tennessee, but it was necessary tliat they
should come boldly to the front in uphold
ing tlie hands of our Chief Executive, in
order that the l.iwless should be brought to
punishment and our honor vindicated at
Ju.ige Nicholson's brief remarks were
listened to with marked attention and ap
proval. A committee .mposed of Messrs.
Ilickey, Aiken, Chairis and Duuniugton,
brought in the followirc reitort as expres
sive of the sense of the meeting which was
unanimously adoptf-d :
We, a portion of tlie citizens of Maury
county, in convention assembled, hasten to
give expression to the very earnest indigna
tion which we leel at the frequent recur
rence of mob violence in different portions
of our State, especially the recent outrage
in the county of Gil .son; that in. our judg
ment the machinery of local self-govern
ment as wisely provided in the constitution
and laws of the State, ara amply sufficient
for the protection of life, lilierty and
property; and that their disregard by any
number of citizens who seek to take the
law in their own hands, is an inexcusable
outrage against every principle sacred to
constitutional libcrtv. the reace of so
ciety and the security of the
citizens; tliat the evils resulting from such
infractions of the law, if tolerated by the
lecal authorities, would be incalculable,
and the thought cannot be for a moment
entertained; that, ia our judgment, the
people of Tennessee as a iiolitical commu
nity, are as much wedded to the principle
of law and order, as the people of any State
of the Uni n, and that the natural infer
ence to which these violations of the law
necessarily lead us is false to the true sen
timent and manhood of our State officials,
both Executive and Judicial; that the cir
cumstances of the times loudly demand
such a sieneral uprising of the citizens in
the support of their civil officers as will se
cure the arrest of criminals and tlie stern
administration of justice; that to this end
"we give our most cordial approval to the
energetic policy inaugurated by the Chief
Executive of the State, and appeal to our
fllow-citizens throughout the coun
ties in which these disturbances have
taken place to come e.uncslly and
energetically to bis support, and that we
wve our people every wh?re to resolve upon
sneli tiinelv action as mav be necessary to
correct the misconception that has gone
abroad tliat ours is a state iu which the law
i not supreme and the citizens not secure;
and that we will show to the world that we
are caiable of self-government, and need
not the aid of Federal bayonet or other
Federal intervention to secure that end;
Kesolved, That we pledge the preseut
Stale authorities our hearty approval and
cordial c -operation in tlie prompt policy
inaugurated to vindicate the laws and to
i?.cr.irAft That we tender to our dis
tinguished citizen, Hon. A. O. I. Nichol
thruiks for his wise and timely
counsel in this critical emergency.
Timely lemarks were made by Judge
Martin, Col. Wright, Capt. Hickey and r.
C. Duniiinirton, Esq.
A convention assembled here to-day to
nominate candidates for the Senate and
House of Representatives. Col. D. F.
Wade was made chairman. After the fif
teenth ballot, without etructincj a nomina
tion for S-nator, the convention adjourned
to meet again Sept. 14. Mauhy.
l'jn rron Ktberidge Mill oa the Ram
sue And Ike Han kins does Him
a Tew Better.
Scial to the I nion and American.
IIumikoWX, Sept. 7. Emerson Ether
iJe made a speech of two hours' lengtli
here to-day, to the largest assemblage of
neonle we have had this year. He showed
considerable feeling in his speech. Low
taxes was his theme and repudiation as to
Sfntrt indebtedness his platform.
Col. I. R- Hawkins. (Rad.), made a short
speech endorsing Etheridge, and going eveu
feeaeral B. F. Cheatham Nominated
fr Kepr (tentative from Co See aad
Caanma ImiUm-WIm A. Cooper the
Choice of Gtbaoa Coanty.
' Special to the Union and American.
Tuixahoma, Sept. 7. After a number
of ballots in the convention at Manchester
to-day, (Jen. B. F. Cheatham was nomi
nated for the Legislature. J. B. S.
: 'Special to the Union and American.
Tbkstox, Sept. 7. Our talented fellow
citizen, Wise A. Cooper, was nominated to
day by a two-thirds vote of a large conven
tion, to represent this county In tlie next
The names of Col. G. W. Day, Hon.
Zack Bryant, Capt. A. T. Gay, Maj. II. C.
Burnett and D. B. Ramsey were before the
Tne nomination was hailed with en
A Convention of Southern Ke-
Alabama Expected to Ulve a
: Democratic Majority of
Ifcionranization of the Secret
I Service Bureau Good
i The Campaign la Alabama.
3 pecial to the Louisville Courier -Journal.
RpTrf- Anlhpntie in-
fonj jation received from Alabama stamps
a i.hollv false the cameUbas allegation of
outl ages upon the colored people. The
canvass is going on in me mooi lavorauie
maimer for the Conservatives, and tliere is
every prospect that they will carry the
Stale by a large majority. Many of the
lie; roes appear indiflereut to Radical ap
peals, and the hope of tlie carpet-baggers is
by the use oi troops to rauy mem to
the polls, and also intimidate peace
able whites. In addition to bayonets,
in j Alabama, the Radical leaders are
availing themselves oi tne an
nir.iiriaHnns nf Coniress in aid of destitute
pert-ons whose homes were overflowed, aud
have shipped a large quantity oi uoveru
mei it baccn to Opebka, which is more than
fifty miles from the overflowed district, to
be distributed to negroes iu order to induce
them to vote the Radical ticket. In spite
of bayonets aud bacon, the Conservatives
in Alabama count on u,oou majority, it
Jots nof appear that the United Stares
military officers stationed in the South
liave made any representations to the War
nnirtnunt tn instifv tlie extreme course
pursued bv tlie Iresident, and the internal
revenue omcers aaiuit inai tney encounter
no dillieulty in collecting taxes.
! To the Western Associated Press.
The Nee ret Service to he Koorft-aalxed.
w cuivnTnv Spnt lSecretarv Bris-
tow has approved the recommendations or
Solicitor Wilson in regaru to uie iecrei.
Service Division of tlie Treasury, and di
retis that steps be taken at once for the re
or4anization of that branch of the service,
and that all papers and evidence in rela
tion to the secret servi in me nanus oi
tha Solicitor be turned over to the Attor
ney General. Col. Whitely has tendered
his resijniafion as chief of that bureau.
which was this morning accepted by the
Secretary, but his successor has nA yet
Neare Amon Mail A Keats.
Since tlie murder of Ivey, mail route
agent on the AIataiua ana Utiat-
tanocca naiiroau, evenu rouic iuum iu
the South have shown considerable alarm,'
and are aVui,' leaves of abwiiee from tlie
Postoflice Deparment, and some decline to
run any longer ou their routes.
'o More Pea-kalvea.
neral Jewell has ordered
to tie cancelled t!e contract for penknives,
which have been usually issued to clerks
about New 1 ears. 1 he custom was ob
tained when quills were used Tor writing,
a nositive necessitv. and
has been kept up since the introduction of
steel and gold pens to tne present time.
Convention of the Southern Reaubll-
rnrinr tVio recent visit to Washington of
Senator Chandler, Chairman of the Repub
lican Natiocal Congressional Committee,
it was agreed to aid and supiort a call for
the Republicans of the
Soutliern States, to nieetat Atlanta on the
12th of October, ine oitjeci oeing w sei
forth to the nation the condition or tlie
Henry Ward Beeeber Answer Til
ton's Complaint and the ase Set lor
X" t- u- Vr.Kv. S.-nt 7. The answer of
Ilenry Ward Beecher, to the complaint of
Theodore 1 Uton, was receivea to-uay vj
Beecheas attorneys and was at once served
on the plaintiffs. The case was set for
trial for the term ot tne city court, neinn
dingthe third Monday in September. Tlie
,l..f..til nit answers to eomiilaiiiL: First.
that each and every allegation in said com
plaint contained except that plamtm, and
visc Vlii-jlwt1i M. Uii'lianl.-i were married
on October 2d, 1655, and lived together as
husband and wile up to is utterly
r.Ua Secnnd. that the defendant never
bad any time, or at any place any un-
1 . . 1 c .
chaste or lmprojier reunions un me wiie
r.t Hin nlaintiiK and never attempted or
sought to liave any such relations.
Catholic Bishops for Texas.
Tim Vrfi lnnn'x Journal has a snecial
cable dispatch from Rome stating that San
Antonio, lexas, nas oeen mauc a uiocese
and Vicar-General I'ellicer, of Mobile,
named as its first Bishop; also, tl at the
Rio Grande district of Texas, has been
made a Vicarate Aiostolic, with Browns
ville as its headquarters, and Rev. D. Man
ney, of Montgomery, Ala., its bishop.
Triese gentlemen are cousins and both na
tives of St- Augustine, Fla;
The Governor of Minnesota has written
a letter to the Attorney General of that
State to bring suit immediately against
Mcllrath, the defaulting Auditor, and his
The tirot division of the Rockport and
Southwestern Railroad, from Rockport to
Jasper, Ind., has been completed, and the
prospects are good for the speedy comple
tion of the entire line.
The barn of Frederick Teglimar, of New
Haven, Conn., was burned yesterday, and
li s two sons, aged six and three years, who
were playing in the liay loft, were burned
'n, niPtnliers of Flvmouth Church are
contributing to the fund for the relief of
Mrs. Tilton, and already fi,tw nave oeen
Frashburg, Alleghany county. Mar land,
hail a $145,000 tire Sunday iu the business
portion of the town.
It is rejiorted that a destructive fire oc
curred in Russellvilie, Ky., Sunday morn
ing, destroying the courthouse and other
Mario, tlie well known tenor, has been
arrested at Venice for violation of the press
laws and taken to Turin for examination.
IDs residence was also searched.
Arabian ports on the Red Sea are infect
ed with plague.
The French Government has suspended
for two months the publication of the Paris
I'itircrs for a bitter article against Presi
The buildings of tlie New Haven Wlieel
Company were destroyed by fire last night,
ir.0 li.-inds are thrown out of em-
nlovmcnt. The loss is estimated at from
150,000 to $500.00(1, on which there is an
trwtmnrai nf 100.000. -
The fires in the woods in Xew Jersey
have burned over i."X),lMJ acies or land,
most ly timber. The flames are still raging
and spreading and the inhabitants are
doing everything in their power to check
lafeuf. faeveral tine dwellings have been
saved only by their exertions.
NASHVILLE. TENN., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 1874.
A Diplomatic Ripple in Germany.
Arrest of au Ex-United States
German Teasels Fired an by Carlista.
Sastakdeb, Sept. 0 The German men-of-war
Nautilus and Albatross returned to
this port last evening from San Sebastian.
Tlie CarlisU fired on them from Guetaria,
ten miles west of San Sebastian. Tlie Ger
mans replied by throwing twenty-four shells
into the town.
Pt imo Do Rivera.
Madbid, Sept. 6. Gen. Primo de Ri
vera is appointed Captain General of Mad
rid. Caatra Terdlalc Attached by Car lists.
The Gazette states that the CarlisU have
made three attacks on Castro Verdiales.
The garrison made a vigorous defense, and
in each case the besiegers met with a re
pulse. rig-hting ta Catalonia.
Bayosse, Sept. 6. AccotdinetoCarlist
advices, desperate fighting has been going
on for three days between Castillo and
Pobla in Catalonia, and the liepublican
losses are very heavy.
Seballo Defeated by Uomialqaes.
Madrid, Sept. 6. Gen. Dominlquez
has arrived al l'uicerda, after defeating the
CarlisU under Seballo. The Republicans
snff-red heavily, and tlie town is crowded
with wounded. The CarlisU were attach
ed while retreating from Puigeerda, ai.d
lost seven hundred killed and wounded.
A BJpnle in IMatomatle Circles.
New York, Aug. 7. A letter from Ber
lin says, the acquittal of Capt. Warner, of
tlie German navy, after a trial on the charge
growing out of the capture by him, from
insurgents of tiro Spanish war vessels fly
ing tlie national flag, is regarded in Germa
ny as a triumph of tlie naval over the diplo
matic service. TbeZJcuaeie Allejuiieine
Zeituna, BismarckVorcan, says this result
of the trial will be a disappointment to tlie
diplomatic branch of the public service. It
must be evident that if tlie military and
naval officers are to be permitted to inter
fere of their own will in the political com
plications of other States, the conduct of
the diplomatic aflairs of the government
through the foreign office, will become diffi
cult, if not impossible.
-Ureat Fir in Heinlnffen.
Btii-ix, S'pt. 7. There has been a very
largo fire in Meiuingen. Half of the place
was burned. The loss on buildings aloue
is estimated at three million thalers. Up
wards of seven hundred families have been
made homeless, and there is great distress.
Riot In Sese.
Paris Sept, 6. There were serious dis
turbances in Meze in the department of
Ib-rault on the 4th of September, the anni
versary of the estab'ishment of the repub
lic Tlie gens d'armes fired ou the rioters,
of whom one was killed and nineteen
wounded. lie-enforcemenU of infantry
aud cavalry wei immediately ordered to
Meze, aud entered the town yesterday. No
further trouble is apprehended.
Arrests In Lyon.
Slight disturbances were reported in
other places, and at Lyons several arrests
Victor 11 oaV Warlike.
Fabis Sept. C. Victor Hugo 19 writ
tea a letter declining an invitation to the
Peace Congress at Geneva. He says peace
can not be established until anoilier war
has been fought between France aitd Ger
many, lie poinU to the existence of deep
and undyin; hatred lietween the two coun
tries, and declares tliat the war will be a
duel between the principles of the mon
archy and the republic.
An Ex -Called States Consul Arrested
n a Charge of Frand.
Pabis, Sept. 7. Charles Ferkins, for
merly I'nited States Consul at Lisbon, aud
wife, were lfore the correctional tribunal
of tlie Seine Saturday, on a cliarge of ob
taining thirty-nine thousand francs under
fale pretension. It is charged Perkins ob
tained money by alleging that he had a
concession for a cable between Spain and
England; that he was negotiating a loan
forl)on Carlos, and was engaged iu other
moneyed transactions. Judgment w ill be
Completes Its "Work.
Declaration of the Convention
Favor of Law and Order.
Little Rock, Sejit. 7- The enrolled
copy of the new constitution, was to-day
received at length in the convention and
signed by all tlie members but seven Re
publicans. During the session the follow
ing resolution was passed:
Wliereas, It is said and believed tliat the
Constitutional Convention of the State of
Arkansas, composed of representative men
of the State; and whereas, it is the desire
to give expression to the sentiment of the
people of our State; and when-as, it has
been said and published, that on account of
law lessness and animosity, to loyal men of
tlie United States Government, they could
not live in security and peace in the State
of Arkansas; therefore,
Resolved, That in the supremacy of the
law and its faithful aud just administra
tion alone are found all the safeguards of
the sacred righU of man, and the hope of
peace, prosperity and the blessings of civil,
political and religious liberty, and that we
do and will forever discountenance repro
bates and unqualifiedly condemn lawless
ness, violence and outrage, whensoever and
wheresoever found, and that we demand in
the name of the State, equal protection,
equal justice, and equal rights for all, from
tlie highest to tlie lowest, and without re
gard to race, color or previous condition,
and we unqualifiedly and unreservedly
pledge ourselves to the same.
Resolved, That we do most sincerely re
gret and condemn all brutal outrages com
mitted in violation alike of law, humanity
and the peace of the country, in Gibson
Resolved, That we earnestly and sincere
ly deprecate and deplore all collusion
between the w hite and colored people of
this or any other SUte, and that we regard
tliose who cherish a disposition to produce
a conflict between tlie two races as enemies
of the prosperity and good government of
Resolved, Tliat in the itmost good faith,
we earnestly invite tbe good citizens from
every put of our great country and else
where, who may feel disposed to come to
our State and cast their lot with as and we
guarantee to them protection in tlie enjoy
meut of all the rights of man in civilized
The convention got through all business
to-day. It w ill meet in the morning to
hear the journals read when an adjourn
ment will be had until the 20th of Octo
ber, seven days after the election on the
new Constitution. Should the Constitu
tion be ratified, it will stand adjourned sine
The Democratic State Convention
meets to-morrow to nominate candidates
for State offices. From the present out
look, Gov. Elisha Baxter will be the nom
inee for Governor.
Important Insarance Case Decided.
Eostojt, Mass., Sept, 7. The Massachu
setts Supreme Court has decided the con
tested life insurance policy case, involving
$20,0UO. in favor of the widow of the late
Col. Thomas E. Chickering against the
Globe Life Insurance Company of New
York. The defence claimed the premiums
had not been paid, but tbe plaintitf showed
that the Boston agent of the company
guaranteed the payment of premiums to
offset his personal indeHedness to the
Messrs. Cliickerings, and the court held
that tlie insurance company was bound by
thji promise of its agents.
'! THE TIRF.
1 Goldsmith Xald at MysU Park.
Bostojt, Sept. 1. There was quite a
large attendance at Mystic park this after
noon to witness the race for a purse of
$-500 between Goldsmith Maid, Judge
Fullerton and American Girl. The bet
ting was confined to tbe latter (wo, Judge
Fufierton being the favorite at 25 to 15.
The first two beats were won by the Maid
with tlie utmost ease, the battle being be
tween Fullerton and American Girl for the
seoottd place. They kept well together,
but on the homestretch Fullerton beat her
out. In the third heat the Maid acted
badly immediately after getting word,
Fullerton at once taking good lead, but as
soon as the Maid levelled herself she passed
tha Judge who was also crowded some
what by Girl, but managed to keep tbe
second place. Time, 2:181, 2:19J.
THE WORK OF DEFORM.
A Man Who Considers County Tr tees
TJseless Lnznry Bat Ho Want the
Clerks AX Alono Berenno froyi
Hails Before Mafc-lstratea Lerfsla.
TotheCnioii and American.
Lewipbibo, Marshall Co., Sept. 5,
174. I notice in a recent issue of the
L'xiojt aud Americas a communication
signed 'Economy,'' and styled deeded
Eefonn,w in which he makes several sug
gestions, only one of which is calculated
to benefit or iu any manner relieve the
State of her present" liabilities; and that is
the abolition of the office of County Trus
teean office entirely useless, and of no
beuefit whatever to anyone eicept tliose
who are fortunate enough to till it. Now,
taking our county of Marshall as an exam
ple and as an average, we liave a Tat Col
lector to collect our taxes, who receives
about $-',000 annually; then we have a
Trustee, whose business ia to pay the money
out, and who receives annually about
It must be remembered that the trustee
has nothing to do ibut receive, receipt for
and pay put the funds upon presentation of
a warrant issued by the J udge or chairman
of the County Court. . Tbe bond executed
by tlie tax collector, secures the whole
amount of State aad county -taxes; and it
would lie equally as convenient to pay out
to individuals upon warrants as it is to fay
over to the trustee. Neither tbe tax col
lector nor the trustee is actually engaged
more than three hioiitlis of Ue year in at
tending to his official duties, and tbe col
lector can well afford to do the duties re
quired of both offices, at his present salary, 1
1 here are ninety-three counties in tbe
State, aud assume that the average pay of a
trustee is $1,01)0 by the abolition of the
office, we will save to the State annually,
the neat little sum of ninety-three thousand
dollars (SOOO,) which is no insignificant
amount iu these hard times.
There is an additional suggestion I would
make, and that is, let our Leglalature en
act a law taxing litigation before Magis
trates Courts. Upon the issuance of a
warrant for a sum under $i, the magis
trate should collect a tax of ten cents; over
that amount and under $50, fifteen cents;
over that amount and under $100, twenty
cents; and twenty-live cents upon every
$10". , or fraction thereof, when it exceeds
The magistrate should, upon receipt of
tlie tax, endorse the same upon the war
rant, and a warrant w ithout such endorse
ment, should be held void. It should also
be made a misdemeanor on the part of the
magistrate who usues such a warrant.
Tliere are at least o,0U0 magistrates in
this State, and say that they will enter an
average of fifty judgments per annum,
(wh'u-h is a small estimate) and tha". the
judgmeuts average in amount over $25 each,
(also a small estimate), we will derive
from that, source the additional sum of
$J2U, which, added to the amount saved
in tbe aliolition of the office of trustee,
would reach tbe round sum of $11500
annually. This, although a fuull tony ia
the ayf of the average politit ian, would go
far toward paying Uie interest upon our
State debt, and, to that extent, relieve our
already overburdened tax-payers.
Numerous propositions equally as rea
sonable and practicable as those I have set
forth might be made, but, in order that I
Biay not encroach upon your valuable
time, I will omit mentioning them at
There Is one matter In which "Econ
omy' has gone beyond his depth, and that
is wliere lie pmposes a reduction of the
fees of clerks of the different courts
throughout the State, in the vain hope that
the expenses of the State may be reduced
by "multiplied thousands. Now, if he
will mingle with his teal for public good,
(which is commendable) a little smatter
ing of law, he will become convinced, that,
however large are the annual amounts paid
to clerks, they do not affect the liability of
the State in the least; for clerks thrive ou
litigationnot on taxation. It lie will
"jine the Grangers' and keep ont of law
suits, he will never be burdened with the
salaries (?) of clerks, who are paid just in
proportion to the auiouut of work or labor
done. There is more business done in
some counties than in others, and it would
be just as easy for Judge. Ferris, of your
county, to attend to the business of all
your surrounding counties, as it would be
for James T- Bell to do all the business of
the County Clerk s oflice bypiimself.
Snppose upon "Economy's" own proposi
tion, we equalize the salaries of clerks with
that of the judges, then we will give to the
clerks of Lewis and some of the mountain
counties a sum exceeding their State taxes,
while to Davidson, Shelby, Hamilton,
Montgomery and Kuox, we give a like sum
($2,500), which would not actually pay
clerk hire. At the above salary, would
any one, even "Economy" himself, give
bond and become responsible for the faith
ful perf ormance of the duties of a clerkship
iu either of tlie last named couuties? Cer
Clerks of all courts, from tbe circuit to
tbe Supreme, receive ecs for their services;
and, as a sahtry would do great injustice to
c'.erks in some instances, and to the State
in others, and upon tbe whole, benefit no
one particularly, I say let them alone,- and
make war upon those who receive their
support, vampire-like, directly or indirectly
through the State treasury, such as judges,
chancellors, the State Treasurer, the Secre
tary of State, Comptroller, the State Libra
rian, the State Geologist, tbe State Super
intendent of Public instruction, and tlie
grand army of tax collectors, trustees, etc.
Let us also devise some means by which
we can hasten the trial and punishment of
crime, and thereby save "multiplied thou
sands" in tlie w ay of jail fees, witness fees,
ofheers' fees. etc.
One great fault and disadvantage we
labor under is attributable to the fact that
men sent to represent us in the Legislature,
are, in a majority of cases, entirely ignorant
of the prrtent latcg; consequently, they do
not kuow what laws should be enacted or
repealed, nor whether the present evils are
in tbe laws or in the officers to whom their
execution is entrusted. I know a certain
gentleman who served a term in the House
of Representatives, who Introduced a bill
making drunkenness a misdemeanor, wlieu,
intact, it had tieen such under tbe law,
usage and practice, ever since the organiza
tion of the State.
This wholesale ignorance in tbe Legisla
ture begets the present multiplicity of un
necessary, conflicting and oppressive laws;
and the evil can be remedied only by pluc
imj iiien in office who are qualified to fill
the rcxpeclite poilions to trhich tlify s
pire. Nothing short of this will relieve us.
Respect fully, Hex by R. Moss.
Gen. Dibrell Looking- Aronnd Anions;
Ills Future Constituents.
To the Union and American:
Chattaxoooa, Sept. 7, 1874. Gen. G.
G. Dibrell is spending a few days in Chat
tanooga. He is warmly received by his
friends in this portion of the Congressional
district, and is unquestionably one of the
stronfe4 uu th it could have been put in
the field oy tlie Democratic party. He
fully endorses the platform and nominee of
tlie State Convention. You may expect to
hear a good report from him when the can
vass is opened fully. He is sound ou tbe
great issues of the day. L. B.
Acquitted of a serious Chair.
- J. C. Bliss, charged with maliciously
cutting, or procuring to be cut, the furni
ture ia Labe Calhoun's barber-shop, was
tried before Justice Basket te yesterday
evening and fully acquitted. The only
witnesses introduced by the prosecution
were Calhoun and $erry Smith, the colored
boy charged with executing the malicious
deed, who turned State's evidence, but de
nied that he himself did tbe cutting.
Several witnesses were examined for the
defense, and their testimony so far impeacli
ed that of Smith that tlie Justice decided
not to bind over Bliss to answer before the
POLICE COURT SKETCHES.
A PLAIS DBI NK.
Mr. A. J. Clark came in from Murfrees
boro Saturday, and soon after his arrival,
appeared on our streets in the guise of a
drinklst. When asked by tlie Court wheth
er or not there was any truth la the charge
that be had been guilty of drunkenness,
Mr. Clark responded that "from all tlie ac
counts he heard, he must have been a little
tight. Mr. Clark was requested to pony
over a V to assist in oiling the municipal
"S. R. Bay less, you're charged with carry
ing a pistol," exclaimed the Court to a
withered old gentleman, "are you guilty or
not guilty?" "I'm not guilty in carryiu'
no pistol in violation of the laws of mv
Country, responded the mterrogated, "I
had a diffiailty with Mr. Drake. He fell
aboard o' me in tlie market-Iiouse and
pounded me like thunder. Si you see I
got this pistol ready for Drake. When I
saw him next time, I pulied it out of my
pocket, pulled the hammer back, like, and
then I let, the hammer down easv and put
it back iu roy pocket, juit so."' "Convicted
by your own testimony," remarked the
Court, '-the fine is from ten to fifty dollars.
I'll fine you the lowest amount. Pass
It was a sort of
A FAMILY TEA PAUTY.
Mrs. James Wools and a platoon if un
derbrush, so to speak, of young WooJs',
ranging in age from the babe at tbe breast
to a red-eyed youngster about eight years
old, occupied a prominent position near the
stand, while James and John Woods, the
husbaud ami father, and brother and ancle,
respectively, of Mrs. Woods aud her in
fantry, were safely stowed away in the
lock up, the former being charged with as
sault aud battery aud drunkenness, the lat
ter with plain assault and battery. The
Ustimony in tlie case elicited the fact that
James Wools is not a model husband; that
he frequently spemls for stimulating drinks
the wealth which should te invested in
provisions, soap, aud things; that he stag
gered home last Saturday under a full
press of canvass and ran a foul of a wood-pi le
into which he plunged head-first, skinning
his face and otherwise marring his beauty.
He was fined $0, and the case against John
In the person of George Ear hart, the
AX OLD ACXfUAlXTAXCE.
Tlie officer w ho bad Mr. Earhart in tow,
stated that he had found that gentleman on
the street at a late lurnr Saturday uitfht so
drunk that be didn't know whether be was
afoot or on horseback, and that he had been
loaded into au express wagon and trundled
off to the workhouse.
fcDoyou remember telling me a few
weeks ago, when brought before me ou this
same charg that if I would let you off
then, I might punish you to the full extent
of tlie law tlie next time I caught ytm?' in
quired tlie Judge.
W-e 11, yeafl b'lieve I do rememlier
something about that,' returned Mr. Eor
liart "And are you ready to stand by the con
tract: "Well, Judge, I don't know about that.
I know I've dune wrong, but I want you to
be as light on me as possible. I know if I
waa let off this time, I'd never trouble yen
"Cant see it. You got drunk this time
wilfully and maliciously, and I'll have to
fine you five dollars. I 'ass him back, Mr.
Henry Jones, a very intelligent looking
boy, about eighteen years rf age, coarsely
dressed and bare ft jo ted. He Lad been ar
rested on the charge of vagrancy, and stated,
in answer to the questions of the court,
that be came here from New Orleans six
weeks ago; that he had hired out to a Mr.
Kincade for a month, and tht since leaving
him he had not been able to find employ
ment, though lie had made every effort to
secure work. Mr. Kincade liappened to be
preseut aud confirmed tbe statement of the
boy as to bis having worked for him, aud
added that he was a good boy to work.
"How much did you pay him?" asked
"1 paid him twenty-five cents a day and
boarded him," was the reply.
Then it's no wonder he's barefooted.
Anybody would be in the same fix, at that
rate. Young man you may go, but remem
ber the eyes of tlie police are upon you and
I think you'd better get out in the conutry
and look for work there. Call the next
The next case proved to be tliat of
A XOTOBlOfS COVPLK,
well know n in police circles as Charles
Henderson and Ellen Gatlin, charged with
having kept their neighbors awake Satur
day night by loud and unusual noise.
They were proven guilty and fined $5 each,
which sum they paid and left the court
roo u at once.
Xeetiac ol tne Board or Mayor aad
Aldermen Internal Ira pro Yemenis
the Order of the Day.
Tbe Board of Mayor and Aldermen of
Edgefield met last night in regular session,
Mayor Brooks in tlie chair.
The chairman of the Island Committee
submitted a report and recommended tbe
discontinuance of the office of island
The special committee, appoiuted to con
fer with tlie Board of Health of Nashv ille,
reported that they had consulted with that
body, and agreed to petition the next
General Assembly to amend the charters of
both cities to that it will ever after be prac
ticable to abate all public nuisances.
Alderman Wcne, to whom was referred
the matter of securing a depot on the Lou
isville aud Nashville railroad, in Edgefield,
made an oral report, stating that the road
would, at its own exclusive expense, build
a depot solely with a view
to utility, and that it would
erect an ornamental depot provided a dona
tion or subscription of $"J50 should be made
by tlie corporation of citizens. The com
mittee asked further time w hich was grant
Alderman Wene, Chairman of the
Special Committee on Waterworks, read a
report recommending the Holly system of
waterworks and urging that immediate
teps be taken to have a system of water
works built. The report was received and
filed and the committee allowed furthT
time to ascertain the cost of supplying the
city with water.
Petitions from James Turner and P. F.
Eve praying reduction of . assessments on
property were received aEd referred to the
Alderman Wene offered a resolution to
have Stuart street gravelled between Spring
and Foster streets. Adopted.
Alderman Crunk offered a resolution au
thorizing the Street Committee to grade
and gravel Russell street from Hobson to
Alderman Wene offered a resolution in
structing tlie chairman cf the Gas Commit
tee to ascertain the co6t of laying gas pipes
into North Edgefield. Adopted.
Alderman Benson offered a resolution
authorizing the chairman of the Street
Committee to receive proposals for metal
ing Main street from Tulip to Cotton
wood. Alderman Lesseuer offered in lieu a res
olution instructing the coiuniittt to have
said Mreet metalled. Adopted.
Alderman Williams introduced a bill to
NEW SERIES NO. 1,875.
WHOLESALE NOTIONS, CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, ETC.
Irkr Xsrras. Jaats W. Tksna. W. C. Dibrell Frank X. Goedall. Bobt f. Xorraa.
310RGAN, TII03IAS Ac CO.,
Ara la reeeiat of their Fall and Winter Htoek of
WHITE GOODS, SHIRTS, DRAWERS,
Clocks, Jewelry, Gold aad Silver Watches, ele.
We are prepared to compete witla A TIT MaRKET la the raited States im
STUCK, TEIHH aad PKICEM. aad solicit aa examlaatioa of oar .
larare Stock ay all Uealers vtniUas Saahvllle.
MORG ATV, THOMAS & CO
So. City Hotel Block, If aahvUl.
ttr- SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO OUDERS. wpl eodly Mp top eol
jr. a. jr.
Wholesale & Retail
No. 18 SOUTH SIDE
WB ARK orrERIXO TO THE KPRISU TRADE A HTOCK Or (I-flTUIXU UN HI"
Valued in iccia,i.iiNcis a.nu vAUik.i v, comprising
LEADING FABRICS OF EIROPEAX .UAKFAQUIIEES, 'i
AS WELL AS
ALL LOWER GRADES OF DOMESTIC GOODS
ill 3fde Up in tlie La tot and 3t Approved Styles,
TO WHICH WE IXTITE THE ATTErlOl OF DEALERS ISO COXSCXEXS
-J. V. JT. ROSE,
apl5eodtmblstp IH NUrCTH SIDE S4rAJlK
WHOLESALE BOOTS AND SHOES.
AIA2IS, TIII.03TE & CO.,
Haaaractarersaad Wholesale Dealers In
BOOT !S AIVD JS XI O E H,
48 Public Square, - - Nashville, Tenu.
0UK STOCK LARGE. ORDERS SOLICITED.
ADAMS, THRONE & CO.
Sept. 3 1ST. Jn9 odly
No. UO CEDAU ST., NASHVILLE, TEXX.
INTENDING TO MAKE A SPECIALTY OF THE Dl'SINES.S OF
Selling Houses and Lots, Farms, etc., at Auction,
The attention or the public U called to t!e faet that, bv thin metiil, ftarlir hoUliiiz property mi
ppetilily realize, an.1 thfteb Ire-h iiHH.r to uxmrr aiul property. Owner of
rujrty rintiiiij to effort saleu can ldrrx
II. O. SCOYEL,
& tf Kt.lL ESTATE AtiE.IT.
DISEASES OF THE
Derote his attention esclasirely to the
Medical and Surgical Treatment of the Diseases of tlie Eje and Ear.
OOiee, Xo. 21 Xertn Summer M., between Vnlon aad Charcn Sts
JylSdJfcwly NASHVILLE, TENN.
have the sidewalks cf Woodland between
Barrow and Fillmore streeU tea leet wide.
Passed three readings under suspension of
Alderman Wene offered a resolution lo
liave the fence and gates of tlie 'orth H&ix
bcld N Uoolhouie put la good repair.
The Board Cm" adjourned till the next
Th l.iinehUtirii Sentiiul tVDortS tie
hooping cough as quite prevalent among tLe
children in mat section.
There were l! deaths ia Chattanooga
during Uie month of August, ti whites and
A little daughter of J. L. Shacklet, of
Cannon county oidy three years old, was
drowned in Hill's creek a short time ago.
St. Louis Republican.
The defeat of Poland for Congress
in Vermont ia a pleaaant event. The
defeated statesman will have some sym
pathy in New England, but little out
side that section. Ile was the regular
nominee in one of the strongest Re
publican districts in the United States;
but he waa not acceptable to the mass
of the Republicans. He waa a man of
caucuses, powerful in committees,
and in the manipulation of the ma
chinery of the party. The people had
come to dislike nim for hia assumption
that the party belonged to him, and
that the district existed for the sole
purpoae-nf sending him to Congress
This was bis character at home. At
Washington be "ras regarded aa a re
spectable, well-bvbavcd bigot, who did
not know anything and did not want
to know anything outside the party.
He was the author of what ia called
the "gag law," for the District of
Columbia, whose object ia to protect
the reputation of corrupt Republicans
from newspaper criticism and exposure.
D. C. Dennison, who is elected over
him in the Second District, is an Inde
pendent Republican, and, we presnme
rcce'Tjd the support of the DtniKraU1
0tB of the laatest innovations of"
fashion at Saratoga ia the wearing- of
ribbon upon most all toilets. The new
shade of garnet or Turkish ml is much
used for them, aa also a drep mauve
blue, verging on a purple It is ttri.t
ly en regie to wear a lowof ribUiu up
on the top of each sleeve, one at the
base of the ruff at the back of the
neck, while ribbon of the same color,
about two inches wide, is passed around
the waist in place of a sash, and hangs
in long loops and ends at the left side.
With black and wite costumes the ef
fect ia pretty.
The bwTic'U Ayriculturaliitt, in its
last issue, contains an article upon a new
species of fungi, lately iroportwi to this
country in the hollyhock, which have al
ready made depredations upon that plant of
a serious nature and threaten still worse.
The writer asserts that tae whole family of
plants to which the hollyhock belongs is in
equal danger, and as this includes cotton,
this great industrial interest is, we are told,
in imminent danger. As a remedy florists
are urged to import im more of tlis species
of plants to the country, a their destruction
has so far deEed all remedies applied
OTI-Y 25 CENTS!
HO ONE Pf THB CTTT OR wyniUSS
SHOULD B WITHOUT IH K
DAILY H0J AXD AMEBIC!!.
ISO AT TWBNTT-FITJt
CEXTS PEA WEEK.
AND FURNISHING GOODS.
Dealer in Clothing
EYE AND EAR.
Fire Insurance Co.,
So. 14 North Cherry CSU
TWENTY PES CENT PAID Vf
W. W. BEBST, Pna't. If . A. WEBB, 8wy
L450. P0BTEBJ 1ELD, Tke-PwalUestl
W. W. BFRRT,
THOS. . ITIJ
l. r. 1 AK IKK.
B. H. tt tgDJER,
JMO. K. GIT.BEBT,
A. ti. ADAS,
w i. rniLi.iKX,
B. S. RUM.
JSO. r. Vi HI. LESS,
B. B. BcLEAX
mms WELL-KNOWN COMPAST
j uuia u in.nre property arfaimit loner da
e by fire. lu u-fuln.-wi at,! willingnem
ueut its MgaijcmtiiU Jvc beennbowa. IT
payment or orer
$100,000 TO rOLIir.lIOLDEBS
lines Its organization iit IKTI.
Tbom who wish to patruuiie hom company
organized upon a gonu basis and coiuerraUvsit
managed, will find the Kquitable, or NmovUIs
wortby of their contideitee. my) y ijip.
WARKIXtt OX TBE l ALLfcl OXEH.
St. Louis Globe, Sept. 'i.
The prostitutes are turning on their per
secutors. So far their pcrsetut-rs, tlw'po
iice, liave been having the Urst ot it. Un
der a warrant, sworn out before lhn Court
of Criminal Correction, "landladies'" have
been arrested, and together with their
girls have been cajured, taken to the &ta
tiotihouse, aud kept in ctmOneiuent several
hours bef.jre they could be bailed out and.
placed in a position to commence business
aain. Now the prostitutes prope fo arrest
the police. It is claimed umW the provis
ions of tlie new law only the "land adies"
can be arrested, and that the inmates of
a house of prostitution cannot be arrested
except upon a warrant swern out against
each and every one of theiu. Hitherto
when the "landlady" i:as Uen served with
a notice of am-st, tlie inmafes have bnen
arrested at the same time. Tin point at
issue is the legality of arn-stimj an inmate
without a warrant for 1m r individi.a' arrest.
It is undi-rstKkl that a test has been made
up by Claiborne and Lodije, and that a
police oliicer will be arretted on aihargeof
entering a house of prostitution without a
warrant, and that the case will be prose
cuted until a ti..al decision is reached in the
.Supreme Court. Servant Wat tins, it is
nnderstood, will be the victim, and against
him a warrant, it is said, w.is a worn out
yesterday in the clerk's office at the Court
of Criminal Correction.
BrcAo,i lt, the aeronaut cf Bordeaux,
mas about to make his three hundred and
thirty-iirt ascension on Monday afternoon,
August 10, at Koyan (Chareute-Inferieure),
when, by some accident, the order to "ijel
go" was given too soon. The balloon, in
rising, came in contact with a 'aider, and
the jerk dislodged Braqnet, who was seated
on his trapeze. lie, however, caught the
salvage rope, and by almost superhuman
etlorts had nearly gained the car, when tbe
c rd broke, and he fell from a height of
Urn huiulred yanls. The body was hor
ribly shattered wheu it was picked up, aud
life was, of course, extinct.