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NASHVILLE UNION AND DISPATCH DECEMBER 6, 1SG6.
14(1 it re Jeta Ml 1 KB -I I teg Ml us, 11 REPORT OF THE SECUETAKT OF Tlirl Till AKITltV-r i lY.r it I . TUFK-UBEIC BEI1TS Tlie Sccretarw ftSe Tre WBTY M10WH in his report rt tott'oSrefSthat the public debtj on the 31 1st of ATTeuiri86o. amounted to $2,757,803,808 91, and on the 31st of Oc tober, 18CC, to $2,551,424,121 20, showing a net dccreae.in fourteen months of $200, 379,565 '71 These Btatemenln are in the highest de gree encouraging. They are conclusive evidence of the greatness of our resources, and they clearly indicate the patience of the people under selttrappseu, burdens, and their unwillingness ' that the debt should be a perpetual incumbrance upon the country. It is not expected, nor in it perhaps de sirable, that the same rate of reduction should be continued. A considerable dimi nution of taxes was effected by the amend mentft of the internal revenue law, at' the last session of Congress. A further dimi nution of internal taxes, and a modification of the tariff, which wil doubtless, lead to a reduction of custom duties on many ar ticles, will be required, in order that pro duction may be increased and new life in fused into certain branches of industry, that are now languishing under the bur dens which have been imposed upon them. But, after ths proper and neces sary reductions shall have been made, the revenues will doiibtle3bc sufficient, if the Government shall been conomically admin istered to pay the current expense, the interest on the public debt, and reduce the principal at tiie rate of from four to five millions pe.r month. In order that this m'aV be done, however, there must be no additional donations to railroads, no pay ments but in the fulfilment of contracts, and no unnecessary expenditure of money for any purpose whatever. With proper economy in all the departments of the Government, the debt can be paid by the generation that created it, if wise and equal revenue laws shall be enacted and conti nued by Congress, and these laws are faith fully enforced bv the officers charged with their execution." That it 13 the will of the people that it should be paid, and not per petuated, is clearly indicated by the favor with which its rapid reduction during the past year has been regarded. The idea that a national debt can be any thing elie but a burden in which there are some compensations but still a burden, a mort gage upon the propertyand industry of the people is fortunately not an American idea. In countries in which the public ex penditures are so heavy, or the resources are so small that no reduction of their pub lic debts Is practicable, and where national securities become monopolized capital in the hands of monied aristocracies, who not only absorb the means, but give direction to the sentiment of the people, public debts may be regarded as public blessings; but no such fallacy will ever be countenanced by the free and intelligent people of the United States. TIIE CUIUIEXCY AUD SI'CIE PAYMENTS. The Secretary regrets, notwithstanding the large reduction of the national debt, and the satisfactory condition in other respects, of the National Treasury, that lit tle progress has been made since his last report, toward specie payments. The views presented by him in that report, although indorsed in the House of rep resentatives by a nearly unanimous vote, were not sustained by corresponding legis lation. Instead of being authorized to re duce the paper circulation of the country, according to his recommendations, the amount of United States notes which he was permitted to retire was limited to $10, 000,000 for the six months ending October 12, and to $4,000,000 per month thereafter. In the mean time, the reduction of thcc notes and of the State bank, has been nearly balanced by the increase'of the cir ..i..tf f i, Vitinnnl Ttnnt f'nnd sttooie' laiianun ui mi. a. ; i ---- commands about the same premium it did when the last Treasury report was pre pared. Having been thus prevented from taking tho first important step toward a re turn to specie payment", the Secretary has mnmlv ilirppipd his attention to measures looking to an Jpcrcasp of, efficiency ,. in .the, of interest-bearing notes int& five-twenty bonds, and to a reduction ol tlie public ueoi What has been accomplished in these re Krvwt nml iR not already understood by the country, is explained elsewhere in this report. The .secretary lias aiso ueeraeu u in ho ilntv to use' sucli means, within his coY.trol, as were, in'lm judgment, best calculated to keep the business ot the coun try as steady as possible, winio conuuciea nn ih nnrrrtain basis of an irredeemable currency. To accomplish this, he has thought it necessary to hold a handsome reserve of coin in the treasury. For doing so. he has been criticised by many very in foiliwrnt nersons. some of whom have con flnmnpd the nolicv as involving a heavy W to the country, in the way ot interest nthnrs have objected to it as a failure on his part to avail himelf of means within his control for reducing the price of coin, and thus approximating specie payments; on the contrary, not a few have pronounced all sales of gold by the Government unwise, nn the theory that if the coin received from customs, "and not required for the payment of interest, sliouiu dc permiueu 10 accwuu lait until it should reach the same propor tion to the outstanding United States notes that, in former davs, the coin in the vaults of well-manaced tanking institutions sus tained to their immediate liabilities, specie payments might be resumed without a re duction of currency, and without regard to the condition of trade between the United Statos and other nations I Under these circumstances, feeling sensi l.lpnftliecreat responsibility of his position, the Secretary has deemed it safer and better for the country, to act according to the dictates of his own judgment, carefully re Mnlintr tho condition of the markets and of the Treaury, rather than to take his direction from thoe who. however intelli gent and abbs, were under no official obit gallons to the Government, and might be less "accurately advised in regard to the actual state of financial affair. lie has rwarded a steady market of more impor tance to tho people than the siving of a few millions of dollars in the way of inter est and observation and experience have aeanivd him that, in order to secure this steadiness in any considerable degree, while liiisltMvw is conducted on a paper basis there must be a ower in tho Treasury to prevent successful combinations to bring about fluctuations for purely peculativt purpart. He has also been clear in his convictions that specie payments are not to be restored by an accumulation of coin in the Treasury, to be paid out at a future day in the redemption of Government obliga tion bt rather by quickened industry, in- creaed production, and lower prices, which can alone make the United States what they pught To bej-a ' credilorandjnot g debtor nation.The3e viewsexplain the course that has been pursued withthegoldgrhiclf,during his administration ofthltoeprant, has "come into tlie Treasury, lie has permitted it to accumulate when the use or sale of it was not necessary for paying Government obligation, or to prevent cemmercial panics or successful combinations against "the na tional credit; and he has sold whenever sales.were necessary to supply the treasury with currency, to ward off financial crises, or to save' the paper, circulation of he country, as far as practicable, from unne cessary and damaging depreciation. For making sales he alone is' responsible. If, in conducting them, any favoritism has been shown, or if the interests of any pai ticular class have been especially regarded, it has been withont his knowledge, and. in violation of his instructions. He has not the slightest rcassn to suppofe, however, that they have not been conducted, honettJy,' fairly, and judiciously It'may be hardly necessary for the Sec retary to remark that his opinions have un dergone no chance in regard to tiie impor tance of a restoration of the specie standard. or the means necessary to effectt it. He trusts, however, that he has not been un derstood as entertaining the opinion that a reduction of the currency would of itself necessarily bring about specie payments, although the chief and essential means to effect the desired result. He regards a re dundant legal-tender currency as the prime cause ot our financial uitucuities. and a curtailment thereof indispensible to an in crease of labor and a reduction of prices, to an augmentation of exports and a dimi nution of exports, which alone will place the trade between the United States and other nations on an equal and satisfactory footing. OUR FOREIGN COMMERCE. The Secretary shows that for tfie fiscal year ending J unc du, lboo, tucre was an apparent balance of trade against us of $8,009,577 in gold valuation. But these figures, taken from the reports of the custom-houses, do not present the whole truth. For many years there has been a systematic under-valuation of for eign merchandize imported into the United States, and large amounts have been smug gled into the country along our extended sea coasts and frontiers. lo make up for undervaluations and smuggling, and for cost of transportation paid to foreign ship owners, twenty per cent, at least should be added to the imports, which would make the balance for the past year against the United States nearly $100,000,000. Itis evi dent that the balances have been largely against the United States for some years past, whatever may nave been the custom house returns. On no other ground can the fact be accounted for, that a very large amount of American bonds is now held in Europe, which are estimated as follows, to Wit United States bonds S350.000.000 Stato and municipal bonds- 150.000,000 Kaiiroad ana other stocKs anu douus,.. iiw.uwywu SCOO.000,000 AO UVlUWlil, JIUU1 lUUlb tJAtt lilt; balances are against us, and, chiefly by the exportation of our bonds, are being tem porarily and improvidently arranged; tem porarily, because a large portion of these bonds li.ivo been bought on speculation. and will be likely to be returned whenever financial troubles in the countries m which they are held shall make it necessary for the holders to realize upon them, or when ever satisfactory profits can be made by re turning them, which will be when they nearly approach their par value in coin; impcoviuenlly, becauscthey are being pur chased at very low prices, and because their exportation stimulates import, and thus cripples home industry. Tfothing'is more certain than the fact that there can be no permanent resumption of specie payments in the United States until the balances be tween them and other nations shall be made easy by an exportation of commodities, in cluding the products of the mines, equal, at least lo our importations, anu uniu pro vision shall be made for returning bonds, or for preventing their rc:urn at unpropi tious times. This state of things, it is con ceived, cannot be effected without a chauge in our financial policy. KLCCTUATIOSS IN TRADE. The Secretary discusses the evils of an expanueu currency upon mo uuue ui me and declares that when a paper i j i . t. l - Lr . i. Mirrencv is an inconvertible currency, and especially when, being so, it is made by the sovereign power a legal tender, it becomes prolific of mischief. Then specie becomes demonetized, and trade is uncertain in its results, because the basis is lluctuating; then prices advance as the volume of cur ronrv increases, and require as they ad vance further additions to the circulating medium: then speculation becomes rife, and "the few are enriched at the expense of the many;" then industry declines, aml ex travagance is wanton; then, with a diminu tion of products, and consequently of ex- iorla. there is an increase oi iraiioris, ana higher tariffs are required on account of the general expansion, to which they, m their turn, give new stimulus and support, while the protection intended to.be given by them to home industry is in a great measure rendered inoperative by the ex pansion. This, notwithstanding our large revenues and the prosperity of many br.in rhes of industry, is substantially the condition of the United States. The rompdies for this condition of afihirs the Swn-fnrv suircrcsts are to be found I. In compelling uie isauonai ikwks io redeem their notes at the Atlantic cities, y . . T, . or what would be better, at a single city. T T Tn n curtailment of the currency to !, nmnnnt reouired by legitimate and linn Uhful trade. III. In a careful revision of the tariffor the purpose of harmonizing it with our in oitinl luxe, removing the oppressive bur dens now imposed upon certain branches of industry, and relieving altogether, or greai v rolie'vimr. raw materials from taxes, in order that the product of labor may be enj hanced and production and exportation in creased. IV. In the issue of bonds, payable in not m-pr twenty vears and bearing interest at the rate of not over five per cent, payable in England or Germany, to an amount suf ficient to absorb, the six per cent, bonds now held in Europe, and to meet the de miuihI there for actual and permanent ia- viufmpnt? nml V. In the rehabilitation oi uie oouuiern . States. REVENUE AND TAXES. To raise the large revenue which is now rnnnire.t bv systems of internal and exter nal iliuuvj which, workinir in harmony, hall neither repress industry nor check enterprise, and which shall be so devised as to make taxation bear most heavily upon those who arejnosQenefitted by taxes and by th detft whichndersutaxation neces sarvjrequfres great practical- knowledge anitiniiit stataamanshin. AThis subject al- way&an intrefing one to the heavily in4 debted.natipn of Europe; has. becoine, aii; one of the results ot the war, deeply inter esting to the people of tho United States The Secretary does not, as before stated, intend to discuss it, but he ventures to sug gest that Uie following general principles, some of "wHich li'ave been acted upon by Congress, and the correctness of all of which have been proved by other nations, may be safely adopted as a' guide to the legislation: thai is now requittt 1: 1. That the fewest number of articles, consistent with the rjnount of revenue to be raided, should be subjected to internal" taxes, in order that thesystem may be sim- ple in its execution, and as litUe offen sive and annbying as possible to the tax payers, 12. That the duties upon imported com modities should correspond and harmonize with the taxes npon home productions; 3nd that these duties should not be so high as to be prohibitory, nor to build up home monopolies, nor to prevent that free ex change of commodities which is the life of commerce. Nor, on the other hand, should they be so low as to seriously impair the revenues, nor to subject the home manu facturers, burdened with heavy internal' taxes, to a competition with cheaper labor and larger capital which they may be una ble to sustain. 3. That the raw materials used in build ing and manufacturing, and "which are to be largely enhanced in value by the labor which is to be expended upon them, should be exempted from taxation, or that the taxes upon them should be low in com parison with the taxes upon other articles. This is the policy of other enlightened na tions, and it is believed that the diminution of direct revenue which it would involve, if adopted by the United States, would be more than made up by the augmented value which it would give to labor, and by the increascof productions, and of exports which would be sure to result from it. It should be constantly borne in mind, that taxes upon raw materials directly increase the cost of production, and thus tend either to reduce the product of labor or to pre vent exportations to foreign markets. 4. That the burdens of taxes should fall chiefly upon those whose interests are pro tected by taxation, and upon those to whom the public debt is a source of wealth and profit, and lightly upon the laboring classes, to whom taxation and the debt are without bo many compensatory advantages. NSURANCE AGENCY. P. P. PECK, 31 COLLEGE St., NASHVILLE, TEN. IT03IE IXSUIMXCE COMPANY, OF NEW YORK. Capital and Assets ....S3,iD0,9-i; HOME INSURANCE COMPANY, OF NEW HAVEN. Copltaland Aissets , .S1,225,000 WASHINGTON INSCItAXCE CO. OF NEW YORK. Capital and AesctB 5S75.OO0 iETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, OF nARTFORD. Cash Asset - ), 500,000 Traveler's Accident Insurance Co., OF HARTFORD Capital and Assets 725,000 POLICIES WRITTEN ON FIRE AND MARINE KUk. and Losses promptly adjusted at tbls Office. Also, applications for Life and Accident riiKS in tho auove nrst class companies. ocul-tf-sp WITH A SOLID CAPITAL AND ASSETS OF $1,00.0,000. And its Stock firmly held at 8185, th WHENIX standi deserredly at tba bead of Sound Klro Insurance- Companies. ii. n . jiamiuu, utntrai ARnt, Westers Branch Office, Cincinnati. P. P. I'ECK, n.nlil'tit Ant. nov!7-tf sp. 31 College street. TIIE STATE J INSURANCE COMPANY, OF NASHVILLE. C.AJPITAJL, $200,000 FI11E, MARINE, HULL INLAND TRANSPORTATION RISKS Takcu nt Eqnltnblc Rates. S"Loscs fairly adjusted and promptly paid"tJ. Office, Second National Bank building, Collegj street. JOHN LUJISDEN, President. W. J. THOMAS, Vico Pmident JOSEPH NASH, Secretary. oct6-d6m-sp EVERY TRAVELER SHOULD PROCURE A REGISTERED Ticket or Policy of the Railway Passenger Assuranao Company, of Hartford, tho same hav ing a large Cash Capital. All the Accident Com panies of note in the United States having been consolidated into this one . For threo days, only 75 cents, lor Atc days, only $1 25 ccnU. For ten days, only 250 cents: and so on lor tnirty aays. incse ncneis, wcrmn um Traveling Accidents, but all others. They are r . - ah am aa.ilv Trililer! nn Ann put in your pocket-books as abank note, ami each one has upon it back a perfectMiniature Policy. For sale at the General Railroad Ticket Office, corner of Church and Summer streets, opposito the St. Cloud Hotel. Naihvi.e.Epn norS lm Agent of the Company THE.. SEQNOD . -.OF SNASIfVlLtE, College Street, neur Union, Designated Depositary and Financial Agent of the United States, it is prepared to transact regular ffiankihs b'usicss, and furnish" Exehance on ' ' SEW YORK. NEW ORLEANS. . , LOUISVILLE, AND CINCINNATI. Government Securities, Qpliand Silrar.bought and roldon Commission. J0IIN"LUMSDEN. President, ' W. J. THOMAS. Cashier.. octl"-ly. SiM'L COWAJf. JU,S. hW, S.1. UAXDLI COWAX, BRADSH1W & CO., Exclusive Wholesale Dealers In HUE GOODS XjT I. oodts. NOTIONS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, ETC., So. 03, Vortlienst Cor. Pub. Square, NASHVILLE .. .TENNESSEE. i E HAVE IN STORE A WELL ASSORTED V stock of cTerythiiiz embraced under the head of the aboto line ot goods. We know that we can make it to Uie interest or the trade to buy from ua. We Invito an '.nsprctlon of oor Splendid, New autl Heavy Stock, Believing, from long experience, that r know the trade, and are prepared to supply its wants. Ecp9-3m REMOVAL. BISIEtf & THAXTOtf HAVE THIS DAY REMOVED TO THEIR LARGE AND C0M3I0DI0US FIRE-PROOF WAREHOUSE, SO. 50 SOfTII COLL K (J K STREET, NASHYILLE, TENN., WHERE TIIET WILL BE IIArFV TO SEE tticlrold friends and customers, and would avail themselves of th present opportunity of re turning thanks for the liberal share of patronage heretofore bestowed upon this house; and tbey hope by their enlarged facilities for Storage and Sale of Cotton, Tobacco and other Country Produce, to merit a continuance of the same. Tlicy ttUI make Ubcral Cash advances on Cotton, Tobacco, and all Produce consigned to their care. Their terms will always be as lowas any responsi ble house, here or elsewhere. They will at all times keep on hand a full'and omplete stock of GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, FLOUR, BACON, LARD, Etc., Etc, Which they will guarantee to the Trade in every Instance, at tho Loucit Market Ralei. BRIEN i THAXTON, eepS-tf No. 60 South College street. LEA & PEEEUfS' CELEBRAIED WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. PRONOUNCED BY CONNOISEtTRS EXTRACT of a Letter from a MEDICAL GEN TLEMAN at Alad ras, to his brother at WORCKSTiB, 3Iav. 18.51. TO BE T1IK "OXLY GOOD SAUCE" and applicable to Every "Vnrlcty "Tell Lea & Pcr rins that their SAUCE is highly esteemed in India, and is, in my opinion, tho moft palatable as well as tho most wholesome sauce that is made," msu. Tho succsss of thismost delicious and unrivaled condiment having caused many unprincipled dealers to apply the name to Spcriocb Cou- l, untlT.Tfl ia PlrHPEDTKBLLY and KAR- KKHTlT requested to sec i that the names of LhA Jc PERKINS are upon'the WRAPPER, LABEL, STOPPER and BOTTLE. Manufactured pEBRINS Worccster. JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, Nhw York, Agents for tho United States. octls lyins CHAMPION ? A. VV M I I , L, -4 . M. C. GOLDBERG, DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF LUMBER. SHINGLES. ETC., NASHVILLE, - TENX. THE UNDERSIGNED, IIAYING It.. ENTLT purchased the upper Saw Mill, known as the rens of Nashville and surrounding country all kinds v t. I -... aA . 4 1. 4lmaa 'ti a rtt ef V. perience at the bnsIneM Justlfit him In wying that ner. Br strict attention and fair dealing, he hopes li 1M...1 .1..M nf ttairnnair Pfl 1 1 and aoA oct25-tf M. C. GOLDBERG THOMPSON'S RESTAURANT, Corner College aud Union Streets. EC TU0MP30rf WOULD INFORM UIS 4 friends and the public that he has Just fitted tin nd onened an elecant Restaurant over his Saloon, where jrentlemen will find at all times not only the best the home market affords, but also the oest or eTeryining irem iiiag pro- rnrpa th nerriees of a firt-rat cook, ani from my long experience In hotel business1, 1 feel confident of oelog awe to please customer. Fresh Oysters receded daily serred up In any Btyle 1 resn Uame always on nna. nort-tf R. O. TUOMPSON, Proprietor. ROWLAND; SPERRiY & C0. Cotton J?qcth's, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, WSOL-ESALE GROCERS, AND Asents; for thfc Franhllii Factonl i NO. 46 VEST2 SECOND STREET, CINCINNATI, OHIO.-'n.!H QONSIGNMENTS' OF . . r. - COTTON, ' ' TonAcco, ; ' 1 r dried rariT, i:tc, Solicited, and liberal "Cash" advances made on the tame. ROWLAND, SPEItttT & CO. nov2S-3m ' Nashville and Chattanooga BAIL A. IT . CHANGE OF TIME; Office of Gexekil Siipksistevdrxt. N. & C. AND N. Sc A, W. Kailway, WAY, 2o. 1S6C.J Nashville. Tenn., isov.2o. ON AND AFTER, TUESDAY, NOV. 27, IHOU. and until further notice. Passenser trains will run as fellows : Nashville nml ,Cbnttnnoosi XJiie. Leave Nashville for Chattanooira and all points South, at 5:30 a. if. and 8:30 p.m. Arrivoat ChatUnoosa at 2:00 p. u. and 6.00 jl. it. next d&y. Returning, leave Chattanooga at 6:00 P. v. and 2:40 a. v. Arrive at Nashville at 4:00 a. u. and 11:30 a. u. next day, All trains connect at wartracc lor bhelbyville. Siielbtville AccosrsfonAilos Leavo War- trace at 12:10 P.0I. and 80 a. jj. Arrive atShel-by-llle nt 12:50 r. X. and 9:15 A. M. Leave Shel borille 7:20 a. u. and 11:00 p. u. Arrive at War trace at 8:03 a. m. und 11:15 r. m. FARE TC NEW ORLEAS 23 juoisn.r; 31 iw MEMPHIS. 16 00 HUNTSVILLE 7 33 Close connectionsmado at Stevenson and Chat tanooga for all cities Ea;t and South. ri - . 1 1 1. . T . Sleeping cars un aii xikui. rassL'iigur iraiuz. Nashville Biul Northivcstorii X.iue. Express Passekoer- Leaves Nashville for Johnsonrille, and all points West and Northwest, at 6.00 a. u. Returning, arrives at Nashvilld at 10.00 A.M. AccouiioDATiox. Loaves Nashville at JrtK p. it., and arrives in Nashville at 80 p. if. To tako effect on and after Thursday. Novem ber 20, 1SGG. Tram on the N. k N. W.R. R. connect at Johnsonville, with the Cairo and Johnsonville I'ncket? without latl. Gm Berths and Meals i lit.h on bteamcrs con- neitinp with N. and N. W. Railroad. S Pnssenpers by this route eave expense of Sleeping Car and Meals between Nashville and Cairo. -53- Trains stop at all intermediate points. Procure tickets at II C. Jackson's opposite SL- Cloud Hotel, or at tho Chattanooga Depot. W. r, IKAN, (Jen 1 Hun't, N. & C. and N. W. R. R J. W. BROWN, Gen'l Pass Agent. nov27 tf. XADISOX STRATTOy, HAliPTOX J. CHEXKT I1SNJ. P. COT. STRATTON, CHENEY & ROY. COTTON AND TOBACCO FA.CTOTS, AND GENERAL No. 11 Broad St. Nashville, TTAVTN'fi SOLD OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF Jll Groceries to Messrs Orr k Bro's. wo will in future purchase and sell JMOH AHD TOBACCO AXP ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE ENTIRELY ON COMJIISSION. p.nA.j mmv mltr nnnn mir host efforts to obtain tho HIGHEST MAIIICET RATES Tor their Produce. And should our friends favor us with orders for Groceries, they may rest assured of having goods purchased at tho LOWEST MAIIKET PRICE. Having ono of tho largest warehouses in the nnr fnrllitipsl for the STORAGE OF COTTON AND TOBACCO is unsurpassed by any house in tho South. Wo have and will keep on land a largo supply of BAGGING AND ROPE, and several kinds or IKOS Tiuf, which we offer on most rcasonablo terms. "H'c will make the matter ofRccelvluif nnI Forwnrdlnc; Goods a Specialty in our bnslncsH, and all Goods consigned to us for Re-Shlpmcnt will bosent, upon arriva at tho Wharf or Depot, promptly forward at the least expenso to the owner. Liberal Advnncesi mado on Con- NlprnmentH. oet2 3ra CARVER COTTON GINS. THE SUBSCRIBERS ARE AUTHOR izad agents for the sale of the cele brated E. CARVER COTTON GINS, So long and favorably known thronghont the cotton-growing States, in which the sales have far exceeded those of any other make. Its superiority ir operation and in quality of lint produced acknowledged by the most Influential 't on Planters, Merchants and Manufac urer?. All sizes, from IS to 100 sava each, con etantly on hand or furnished from the man ufactory. ;S. Send for Circular. ALLEN & HILL McALISTER. 6p27-tf Nashville, Tennessee. llnsiipaiicei Afencv, If i g f w " FARNS WOETH' & CLARK, Corner Clierrj- and Union Sts. Hartford Insurance Co., Cash Assets 1,572,480 69 Arctic Insriranco Company or KKW TOCK. Cash Assets, $625,000 00 Xorik uLmcrican Inurancc jCo. 01" KW YORK. Cash Asset- $751,653 57 Columbia Insurance Co. OF XKW TOBK Cash Capital...- $500,000 00 Continental Insurance Co. OK.NKW TORK.i Cash Assets $1,608,62-1 00 Security Insurance Company or SKVYOEK, Cash Assets $1,54S,964 62 Xortlnrcstcrii Iiife Insurance Company. Cash Assets $1,250,000 00 f 05SKS PROMPTLY ADJUSTKD AXD 1 j naid at this office. Marinn anil tiro Kiiks of all olasses aceepted at rates graduated to the haz ard involred. We offer a medium of safe and available in demnity second to none. - ifo policies at LOWEST HATES with no reitrictu.il!! as to travel or latitude. nov.6-tt. Lyon's Periodical Drops, THE GREAT FEMALE REMEDY FOR IRREGULARITIES. Ttifwe Drons are n scientifically compounded fluid preparation, awl better than any PlHs, Pow ders or Nostrum?, lteinir liauU. their action is direct and positive, renderinc them a reliable, speedy and certain specific for the cure of all obstructions: and suppressions of nature. Their popularity is indioatcd by the fact that over 100, (00 bottles are annually sold andcouauined by tho ladies ot the L niteel Mates, one ot triiora speaK tn the itruncest tcruisof t) raise of their zreat merit. Thay are rapidly taking the place of very other r craaie Kcmcuy, are considered i.y an wuo Know aueht of them, as the surest, safoit, and most in fallible preparation in the world, for the euro of all female complaints, theremoral ef all obstruc tions of nature, and the promotion of health, regularity nnd strength. Explicit directions sta ting when, they inay be used, and ex plaining when and why they should not. nor could notbaused nithnur. nnxlucinz effectfl contrary to nature's' chosen laws, will be found carefully folded around eaoh bottle, with the written sienature ot Johs u. Lyon, without which none arc scnuine. Prepared by Dr. LYON, 105 Chapel street. New Haven. Connecticut, who can be consulted either Personally, or by mail, (enclosing stamp.)coneern mtrall private diseases and fuma'.c wc:ikne?jcs. iseld by Druggists everywhere. C. G. CLARK, k CO.. Gen'l Acents for I". S. and Canadas. oct20 diw evwcd-ly SOUTHERN ftrlUSIC HOUSE. Jas. A. McOkire, .'i3 Union Street, MUSIC PUBLISHER And Wholesalo and Retail Dealer io r I A X O S, O It G A XS A XD M VSICA L MEli CUAXDISE GENERALLY. A FULL SUPPLY CONSTANTLY ON HAND 1 of Piunos. from the world-renowned makers, Stcinway k Sons. J. U. Dunham. Koebbeler k Schmidt, and A. II. Gale k C. Tccethor with other makers ot note, at price, same as New York, from $300 to $1,000. Carnhart. Ncedham k Co., and Geo. A. Piinco'a celebrated Organs, and Melodens, sold at Factory Price, with full war rantee Mine being the oldest and largeat Musio House in the country, purchasers can always find tho largest stock to srleet from. Orders filled with promptness, and satisfaction guaranteed. N. Ii. Mr. S. HAHN. tlie well-known Orpan and Piano Tuner, and Repairer, is engaged by me. Repairing of all kiwi of Musical Instru ment.', doue at my house, at reasonable rates. ot2t 3m FAIRBANKS' STANDARD SCALES OF ALL KINDS, Cotton Beams and Frames, Cotton,Hay and Eag Presses, Warehouse Trucks, Baggage Barrows, COPYING PRESSES, &c. FAIKBANKS, MORSE & CO. 12S Walnut street. CIJTCIXXATI np4 ly HYGIENIC WINE, THE GREAT I3IPOBTED TONIC, TTSED BY TIIE BEST FAMILIES THR0UGH U out Hurepe; approved by the Iapeml Sehoolof Medicine. Pans; endoned by tho promi nent members of the American Mwlieal Aseia tion. at their conveotkiB, hId in K<ore, May lit, im. CONTAIXS XO SPiniTK OF AXY KIND, AND THEBFl'OEE NOT INTOXICATING IN TIIE LEAST. It i? prepared ia Paris from pure Sherky, and adBiiU in tta composition only Tunc, Aromatic and Febriftgk substances, Lsdies will find it a delicious substitute for tho various tonics which hare an aleholic body. MUSCAT PKKLi: Is a rare W5oo of most delightful Saror. It is tho PntE JJJICK OF A MOST DSLI0I0OS GKAPE. ' It sarpasse in exccllenee any table wise in the eountry. Used in Earfe far sacra mental purposes. Church people are invited to inquire into it. Thw ,'iVisei are sold by all druggist. ?- 09 per bottle, large njzo. HWlNfi k PBNDLET0N, frepll Agesto. Nashville. 0