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Nashville, Tennessee
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25, 1873. HrU.W:TlWc I DRESS SUITS. Boys' Dress and School Suits, Children's Suits, to Ten Years. In style and workmanship our. stock will be found unequalled.

3 NORTH CHERRY STREET, OPPOSITE MAXWELL HOUSE mats ly end thp 1 lire and Marine. Capital, $200,000.00. INSURE IN THE ATE INSURANCE COMPANY, "AsmLLt CUtce in the Company's tBuilding, A 30 Worth College St. John Jjumsden, iPres't. G.P.

Thruston, flee Preset. D. SL Johnson, BLAKE 3 MAMMOTH STORE, 133 CHURCH STREET, BOOTS AND SHOES FOR FALL AND WINTER WEAR. OUK ittrk is now complete and fan ol a choice selection of Iar', Misses' an Children's flue Bools and Shoes, all new, tnrahlc and warranted good, and will bs sold cheawr than erer. Attractive goods In Lames' and MlsEca'SIde-Laccand Button, KM, Pebble Goat and Morocco Shoes.

Children Shoes in endless variety. A full line of Gents and Youths' Sewed and Pegrd Boots and Shoes at a preat KKritlce. A larf! stock of Hosiery, Gloves and Notions. Winter Undcraear, Table linen. Towels, Napkins and Sheetings at cost price.

Give us a call. Trial la tho only trne teat. Shoes made to order. i Blake's Mammoth Store, ocin 3m wiwefri 4ti'i 133 church Streets STINE BIRMINGHAM, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Foreign and Domestic Wlaes and Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco, AMD QENVHil. AOMTTS Ton Kelley's Island Wine Company, Warner's Wine of life and English Gin, And Morgan's Celebrated Century Scap and Sapolio.


No. 23 CHERRY MTKEET, MA UT1I.LE, TENN. feS eod It 4th Wm. E. TATEIi, EASTMAN A HOWELi, Publishers, Stationers, Steam Printers- AND MANUFACTURERS OP BLANK BOOKS, Are constantly recciTing supplies of Envelopes, TTriting and fine Wrappinc Paper of cTery description, Invoice and Letter Books, Gold and Steel Pens, Fluids, all of which thoy are selling at the LOWEST PRICES.

NO. 48 UNION STREET. feMfrrotn 41hp 1y Interesting Proceedings Aflecttnc tbe Far of Allnlsters, Special correspondence of the Banner. Palmyba, October, 23, 1873. The Charlotte Presbytery met at Palmyra cm Friday the.

17th inst Ministers present Ai J. Parish, A. -Stockard, John MoLnrkan, E. B. Deason, Taylor, William M.

Cooley, D. D. Cooley, and O. absent, A. A.

Wilson and Shelton. A. C. Stockard was Moderator and E. R.

Deason. Clerk. In the absence of tbe former Moderator, the opening sermon was preached: by Bey. A. C.

Stockard, and the constituting prayer offered by the Bev. TV O. Webb. The pulpit was filled on Friday night by the Bev. E.

B. On Saturday there was preaching, from indement weather. The business of the Presbytery, occupied the day. The of thet. Presbytery was pleasant, and a very good, report from all the ministers.

One young man; by the name of Wilson" Binkley, was received under -the care of Presbytery as a candidate to the holy ministry. The following preamble and resolution was unanimously adopted: Whebzib, closely scrutinizing the leniency which is now and has been tolerated by this Presbytery, in regard to sending our ministers to congregations who do not sufficiently bind themselves to the minister for' his and further, seeing that many of our ministers are laboring faithfully for the good of others at too great a sacrifice of their own affairs; therefore, be it Jlesoleed, That we will grant no minister to any oongregration hereafter whatever, without we find in the embodiment of their petition, that a special agreement has been entered into between the session and minister, and also a stated salary named for the services of said minister, the different church sessions shall be amenable to this Presbytery for the faithful performance of this duty. The written discourses from the young men were very interesting. Arrangements were made to supply very, nearly all the congregations with preaching, but our Preebyterial missionary was discontinued for the time being. Sancho.

Real Eittaxo Transfers The following are the real estate transfers acknowledged before the County Court Clerk during the week ending October 24: W. Baker to Kit Allen, i)i acres in Gibson County, G. W. Carney to J. L.

Simpkms, 319 acTes in Twenty-fifth District, $825. E. D. Whitworth, Sheriff, to A. J.

Roper, administrator and receiver, CO feet in Edgefield, $C48. J. A. and W. H.

llarris to Mary J. Harris and Martha E. Beckett, deed of gift, one- half interest in lot in city. E. D.

Whitworth, Sheriff, to Mrs. P. A. Davis, acres in Second District, $507.13. D.

Winbourn to Fogleman, colored, one lot in Judge McNairy's plan, $585. W. Phelps to A. Alexander, 24 feet on North College Street, $300. A.

J. Fuller to.G. F. Akera, lot in Williams' addition to Edgefield, $300. G.

Alexander toD. Hunter, lot in Foster's addition to Edgefield, $250. D. Hunter to G. Alexander, 41 feet 6 inches on Berry Street, Edgefield, $250.

John M. Lea and others toG. J. Pollen, land in Memphis, $6,350. Hugh Douglas and others to L.

Bass-ham, land in Lawrence County. $441.45. J. Reese to John and James Cox, lot in Brockway addition to V. S.

Lindsley and wife to J. H. Hutchinson, lot in Edgefield. $250. V.

A. Baugh to S. G. Wood, 13 acres in Ninth District, $5,000. James Chamberlin to Lena Laitenberger, Jot in D.

1. ilcUavocks plan, J. Love to Mary Grundy, 2 acres in the uistnct, Jsot). John and Louisa Housley to H. E.

Lau-mon, lot in McNairy's addition, $1,500. N. Baxter, Clerk and Master, to H. Crutcher, lot in Cannon property, $200. Same to 0.

Powers, lot in city, $1,000. G. Leslie to 3. F. and Elizabeth Vaughn, lot in ikigetield, $550.

W. C. Butterfield to Mary W. Qnarles, three lots in Hobson's and Wheless' addi- dition to Edgefield. $4,500.

W. L. B. Lawrence and wife to Vander- bilt University, i acre in Hayes G. W.

Shields and others to same, lot in same. T. Steger to J. A. Kellogg, lot on the Franklin pike, SHOO.

G. P. Thruston to W. Childress, lot in Hardin addition. 8300.

T. W. Ferrill to Louisa Simmons, lot in Maury and Claiborne addition, S110. S. J.

Stine to P. Olwill, trustee, 10 feet Favorably Impressed. To the Editor ot the Banner: I had to-day the pleasure of attending the examination of classes in the Central Tennessee University. The good, substantial buildings erected for the colored race, with their large, clean, well-ventilated rooms, are an honor to your city." Tho good scholarship evinced by the pupils is an honor to their teachers. The examination of advanced arithmetic and geography classes was by writing, and the papers were praiseworthy.

The singing of the pupils was inspiring recalling to mind the many voioes of the Boston Jubilee. Should any of your readers desire to visit the school, and I know they would be welcomed and would be pleasantly entertained, I suggest that they call for two songs that were sung to-day, in perfect time and -ith expression, "Sweeping thro' the Gates" and "A Home Over There." L. C. B. Taken to tbe Penitentiary.

John Polk was brought here by Sheriff W. J. Flowers, of Perry County, yesterday, and was placed in the. penitentiary for fifteen months, for petit larceny. DIED.

Scott In this city on the morning of October 24, Mrs. M. J. E. Scott, in the 60th year of her age.

Jruneral services by Rev. v. Moore, from First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, at 2 p. ar. Saturday, October 2X McGavock At her residence on the Harding Pike, five miles from the city, on Friday morning.

24th inst, Mrs. A. P. McGavock, relict of the late Frank Mc-Gavock, at the age of GG years. Tne friends of tne family are mvitea to attend the funeral from the Christian Church, in this city, at 2 o'clock p.

v. to day, Saturday. Services by Jslder fnuip u. all. CITY ITEMS.

"The Last Chance." Qolladny's 57th drawing Monday, Capital prize, $2,000 cash; the last prize $800 cash. If you have not procured your tickets, send your orders tc-day. Tickets 1, or fr 9-Address J. E. Golladay, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

oc2r. It People's Shoe Btobe. A largo line of ladies', misses and children's custom-made boots and shoes which we are selling at smnll profits. oc24 3t 1ST A large line of Bubbers and Arties which will be closed out cheap at the Peo ple's Store. oc24 31 SB The place to buy where you can bni; cheapest, call at the People Store and be convinced, 64 College Street, 1 door North Public Square.

J. W. Lawless Co. oo24 3t Slate Boorrso at Bedcced Pbioes. Particular attention will be given to re- roofing.

Orders solicited. W. O. Thomas, 287 Church Street oc21 2w "Use the Charter Oak Cooking Stoves, the best in the market Try one; if not satisfactory, return the stove asdrget your money. For sale only by Phillips, Buttorff ft Co.

No. 22 College Street Interesting Report on Howard Female College at Gallntfn Tho Grand Iodfe Finally Adjourns. The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows reassembled atOA. m. Grand Master A.

Barney called the Lodge to order, and requested the Grand Chaplain, L. Randolph, to conduct the devotional exercises. The legitimate business of the Lodge was entered upon with real earnestness. Representative Comer presented a memorial, which was ntaed: toother proper A report, of the Judiciary Committee, bringing up many questions of law that are of particular interest to the Order, and will tend to strengthen the Fraternity, was A report of the Legislative Committee was then submitted and adopted. Reports from different committees were presented, and, after thorough investigation py Luc uranu uougo, wero Ktiupiea.

The report from the Committee on Charters was of very great interest It appears that thirteen new. subordinate. Lodges were instituted during the past year, and that two others are now desirous of organizing, hence the Grand Lodge have granted, in all, fifteen charters. This and other facts show that the past year has been one of unprecedented growth and prosperity in this State, as well as in. other States.

There are now 132 Lodges in this State, working under the charters granted by the B. W. Grand Lodge. The hour having arrived for special business, the Grand Lodge at once ceased to receive the report of committees, and went into the exemplification of the secret work of the Order. Afternoon Session.

At 2 p. it. the Lodge was called to order and proceeded to business. The following paper was presented to the Grand Lodge, which shows something of the spirit of the Fraternity on education: To the R. W.

Grand Lodge of the State of Ten-Lusse: As Past Urand Master Prescott offered a resolution requesting Howard Lodge No. 13 to present at the next annual meeting of this Grand Lodge, a full and complete report of the Btatus and financial condition of Howard Female College, O. O. situated at Gallatin, Tennessee, and as said resolution was not concurred in, the Grand Body deeming that it had no authority to request such a report from Howard Lodge No. 13; and as several Representatives and members of this Grand body have expressed a desire to know something of the progress of said Howard Female College, therefore, as the Representative of Howard Lodge No.

13, and a member of the Board of Visitors of Howard Female College, beg leave to state for the benefit and gratification of the members of tuts urand Lodge, mat Howara ijoage o. 13, after so long a time, has paid every cent of indebtedness against said college. and that we are now free from debt which has hung over us so long. Howard Female College is now run and conducted upon such a basis as to make it self-sustain ing in every respect, and besides educates all our orphans free of charge, and is equal to any female college in the State. At the last time an inventory was taken of said building, grounds, musical instruments furniture, it amounted to 823.000.

In conclusion, I beg that this report be received and printed among the proceedings of this Grand Lodge, that the brotherhood throughout the whole jurisdiction may know of the existence, standing and progress of said Howard emaie College, aud 1 earnestly recommend its Kina consia-eration and patronage among the brotherhood. All of which is respectfully submitted in F. L. and T. li, E.

Moobe, Representative from Howard Lodge. Adjourned until 7 p. m. Night Session. Application was made for a charter to in stitute a German Lodge in the city of Chattanooga, which request was granted to form said Lodge.

Reports from various committees were presented and acted upon. Business was pushed through in a pretty lively manner so as to close the session of tne urand Lodge at as early an Hour as possible. It was decided, upon motion, to direct the Grand Secretary, J. B. Harwell, to have 1,200 copies of the proceedings of the R.

W. Grand Lodge printed for distribu tion to the subordinate Lodges in uus jurisdiction. At 11 p. m. the Committee on mileage and per diem made a report that was doubtless very interesting to the officers and Representatives.

The following officers were appointed and installed with tnose elected: J. H. Hughes, of McMinnville, E. W. G.

Marshal. H. W. Newman, of Winchester, B. W.

G. Conductor. J. H. Holt, of Milan, B.

W. G. Chaplain. George Seferlie, of Nashville, B. W.

G. Guardian. H. C. Sheetz, of Nashville, R.

W. G. Herald. Adjourned. Tbe Courts.

Chancery Court. Decrees were ren dered in the following cases: J. D. Bell, et vs. A.

(J. otocKard: uano V. Edmund son vs. David C. Edmundson, et Shep- nerd, Hooper (Jo.

vs. rat ulary, trustee, et G. B. Guild, trustee, vs. J.

Mc- Manus; Irby Morgan vs. Delilah Thomas, et J. G. Fulghum vb. E.

A. Baworth, et Bbinehardt vs. A. Messick, et James H. Overall vs.

Dora Molphy, et Mary A. Horn vs. rM. il. Horn, decree for divorce: Y.

administrator. A. S. Hagar; Mary A. Lyons, admin istrator, vs.

J. Lyons, et ah; D. F. Carter, et vs. United States Fire and Marine Insurance Company; Mary Brown, administratrix, vs.

Mary Brown; Bass, executor, vs. Wheless, et aL G. W. Stacker, vs. United States Fire and Marine Insurance Company; Chadwell, executor, vs.

Wheless, et al. The court will open its session at 2 p. m. to-day. Federal Court.

W. W. Wngnt vs. H. S.

French, judgment for plaintiff; Christy, Sheperd Garrett vs. C. W. Klagea, judgment for plaintiff; United States vs. W.

H. Wisener et al C. B. Coe et al. vs.

Wm. Simon ton; Coghlan, Randle Co. vsl same; E. S. Gills Co.

vs. name; George Bliss Co. vs. same; A. W.

Paul vs. H. A. Gleaves et A. J.

Sykes, administrator, vs. S. W. Simon ton, continued; Ramey (fcTimber- lake vs. Rushing Dillen, dismissed.

I'robate (Jourt. unaries -tpsioy, a minor orphan aged 8 years, was apprenticed to Amzi Jones. Circuit Court. Conner, administratrix, vs. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company; D.

F. Mentlow vs. O. F. Noel, pend ing.

Law Court Judge uuild was engaged during the day in hearing motions and signing bills of exception. He will sign the minutes to-day, and adjourn the court until the next regular term in January. criminal uourt. oeverai cases set for to-day will be tried. African Methodist Chnrrb.

The sixth session of the Tennessee An nual Conference of the A. M. E. Church, which met in Memphis on the 25 th of September last and adjourned on account of yellow fever, met in St John's Chapel, of this city, yesterday morning, Bishop John M. Brown presiding.

A large number of delegates were present A large number of people assembled at St. John's Chapel last night, to hear the annual sermon by Elder Williamson, taking for his text Acts, 16th chapter and 21st verse. Adjourned until clock tms morning. Marriage Licenses. The following is a list of.

marriace licenses issued during the week ending October 24: WHITE. W. Alley and Susan W. Hill. J.

J. Adams and Louisa C. At einhardt S. C. Landis and Fannie E.

Dunnaway. J. IL Thompson and Addie Swann. Kean and Mary A. Donovan.

COLORED, J. Foster and Mary Mitchell. J. Russell and Lucy Harris. A.

Berry and Cornelia A. Beech The First of a Series of lectures Delivered at That Institution by Colour I Prosscr. t- Colonel W. F. Prosser gave the first of -a fierieaof' lectures.

on History last night, be--fbre'thfl faculty anditudents of University. He said that the subject, was one ofvthe jpost important thatr. could engage the1 human mind SiL- It is by studying history that we learn tne principles wmcn unoerne an society. The human race is one family in all aces of with -the- same, passions, am bitions, hopes ana naoits. Prosperity had been gained by.

a righteous course on the "part 'of nations. We shall VVfind' that Christianity is the grand source of all true prosperity for a nation. Success by unjust means, is only temporary. As we Btudy history we snail find that true success is secured by hard labor and perseverance: We shall learn something of the great warriors, artists, states men. We shall learn of old cities as Venice and Home, whose old rums are the wonder of modern "tiineal The political changes in the world will receive a due share of our The discovery of America, with the history of that wonderful man Colum- wiU ore us.

The speaker here gave the chief division! -of "history as ancient and modern. 'Ancient history embraces all history before the fall of the Roman Empire. Modern history is that part of 'hiBtory which has since taken History is also divided into sacred and profane. Sacred relates Bible history, A.coHBtant study of the Bible is very important All other history is called profane. Another division iB antediluvian and postdiluvian.

We desire to make prominent the history of Western civilization, as wrougnt. out in Europe and. ''America. The questions in, chronology should also be referred to. We reckon from the birth of Christ" TheJJews have estimated that years elapsed from the creation to "thebirth of Christ Eusebius estimated it: at; over ,000 years.

Archbishop Usher estimates' at 4,004. This last estimate would give for the. age of the world 4,004 plus 1,878, or 5,877. In regardT to historians as a "history the Bible is one of the most interesting. All other history must very imperfect Hence it is important to "select the best historians.

The best historians and the best histories' are American. The best history of Columbus was written by Washington Irving. Motley's Dutch Republic is one of the, best histories ever written. So of Prescott. This arises from the fact that Americans appreciate hiBtory and write imparally.The.

best history of the war of therebeuion was written by an Englishman named Draper, who impartially. Hume and 1 Gibbon are great historians, buf great deal they wrote is not true, because they wrote against religion and in the. interests of royalty, hence they were not impartial. -Macaulay writes delightfully, but is a little on the other side. Hence, read i- the besfond the most impartial writers on history.

The best historians in the world were men who participated the, events, described and gave the" facts, and Xenophon. In this'course we shall notice only the main events, as time will not permit us to get more than a glimpse of leading facts of hiBtory. In regard to historical accuracy, developments are being made which shed light on many difficult historical subjects." While in Home I visited the catacombB, in which early Christians took refuge from their oppressors. Here they lived and died and buried their dead. There were inscriptions found which told of the early martyrs.

Colonel Prosser exhibited a piece of marblo slab which was taken from the catacombs, on which a Greek inscription is to be seen. The lecture was an hour and a half long, but was listened to throughout with the most marked attention. As a promise of what is to come it led its hearers to anticipate a rare treat The next lecture will take place in two weeks from last night RELIEF MEASURES. Official Report of tbe Receipts from the Promenade Co cert. following is the official report of receipts from the Promenade Concert given at the Exposition building October 22, for the relief of the sufferers at Memphis: Vine Street entrance, cashier J.

C. McCrory 129 25 187 75 1C0 143 60 79 60 CO OU 1SG S-'i 2.j 00 66 50 47 00 CO 75 2S 75 66 70 41 .50 SO TO 2 50 5 SO IS CO 7 00 10 00 43 50 9 00 31 00 39 50 13 S3 Broad Street entrance, D. C. Love cashier Refreshment table, J. J.

DuBose (i J. J. Loventhal C. L. Fuller ealoon, Chas.

Rich FROM 8AXB OF TICKETS. Dortch Haddox T. C. MIlBoni John Locker Mrs. H.

M. Mre. Dr. J. W.

Hoyte Bell Mrs. Dr. V. S. Llndaley Mrs.

Henri Weber Mrs. Paralee Haskell C. C. Giere JohnW. Hill M.

Straub A. L. Croeethwaitc MJbs Brennan Donation from -Edgefield Seminary Donation from Mrs. Sum Hynian, pro- ceede amall suit clothes. Donation from Mrs.

Mike Towers, proceeds of overcoat and furs Donations from variods Parties, cash Proceeds from sale oE cakes 51,493 00 We certify that the aborc Jj? correct. J. C. McCburv, Cashier. D.

C. Pierce, D. LOTE, J. DuBoaE, J. 0.

ands, Treaa'r. The above "amount Vill be forwarded to Memphis to-day, per Southern Express, less expenses incurred for labor, etc. -which will be very light. i Ladies Executive Committee Mrs. Henri Weber, Mrs.

Dr. V. S. Lindslev, Mrs. Ja3.

T. Bell, Mrs. Dr. J. W.

Henry Clarke. Gentlemen's Executive Committee Dr. J. B. LindKley, J.

L. Weakley, J. M. Thatcher, P. M.

Brennaa, J. C. Wands. In addition to the above, four boxes of provisions were shipped per express last evening, to Memphis, by the above com mittees. NARROW ESCAPE.

A Colored Almost Smothered to Death. The fire bells sounded an alarm at 11 o'clock last nieht, but the fire beine out on Jeffef son Street, near Jubilee Hall, the Hamilton' and Hook and Ladder companies only -went out. They were unable to accomplish anything, in. consequence of a -want of mter, the nearest point being at Haslam plug, half a mile away. Tne Hook and Ladder men did much good in pulling down what portions of the building they could.

Tne house was tne property of Mrs. Rebecca Ewing, the wife of James P. Ewing. It was a one- story building and contained eight rooms. The portion of it was occupied liv a colored man named Jack Allen, who was not aroused, though efforts were made is that direction, until the flames had burst into his room, almost suffocating him.

The fire originated from a stove pipe in Ewing's dining-room. Most of the furniture was saved. Mr. Ewing estimates his loss at without insurance. SIDEWALK NOTES.

Barrett, of the St. Louis and Iron Moun tain Road, arrived here yesterday. The cape that was raffled for at the Ex position the other night was won by Sam Carter. Engine No. 67, which has been undergo ing repairs, wag bronchi out of the Chatta nooga machine shops yesterday.

Bev. Dr. Thomas O. Summers received a sweet potato from Thomas J. Gray, of Fayetteville, yesterday, v.eighingelevenand a half pounds.

Can Alf Douglas beat that? Whatever may be a man's religious belief, he can but be impressed with the sight of the beautiful- gilt cross just erected on St Bernard's Convent, opposite the Capitol. Superintendent Geddes, of the Nashville and Decatur Boad, has gone to Louisville to assist in the arrangement of a new time card, to take effect about the first of next month. A new Methodist Church, near therera- -denpe of-Dempsey Weaver, on the Mur frees bo ro ifiKe, is in course of erection, it promises to be one of the neatest little houses of worship in Davidson County. Bloody Work of a Bloody Ax In the Hand of a Uloody AuossIe. A After pecapltatfnff'HIa Wife, Throw Her Head Out.aftbe Door.

bci)ferate Ddtuita In rheDnrk WlttU tbe Alurdercr Said to the Bonner Reporter. One -of the 'most startling murflers that ever reached the ear of a civilized community early yesterday morning at a negro cabin on a tarm in tne ourteentn Districtourteen mileafrom-cHashvillo. A brutal and crazed husband decapitated liis wife, threw the head out of doors, severed a hand and left the "lifeless body to bleed until the floor waa covered mtn its gore. They had never had any fleriOus broils, and had gone through the short period of their marital existence tolerably well, though tbe woman, had suffered severe trials. After he had committed the atrocious murder, he went to his father's house, a short dis tance from the moody scene, ana slept until the.

morning sun began to ascend the eastern horizon. His fearful crime had not been made known until he 'had sought assistance to bury the headless body of his wife. His own father, on discovering what he had him ar rested, arraignea oeiore tiusnce jjuummiy, beforeTvhomhe' cdhfessedl and was sent to jafl'in the custody-of John Howse and another young man, who, to prevent 'his bound him with They arrived here with him at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and fcrirhed him over to the lailor. He was committed on a mittimus from Justice Dillihunty, in which it was reoited that he had severed the head of his wife from her body. The name of the culprit was fziven.

.73 Chas. i lrbee alias fnesby. Firbee has the appearance of being idiotic or insane, and it is said that he haa been laboring under ah aberatioh' of mind for two years past. The 'Bannxb reporter" visited him in his cell shortly after his incarceration. The cell contained six or eight other colored prisoners, -as- our conductor called out to Tirbeo to come forward, they grouped themselves around the barred door until it appearea aarser man me oiaca.

iron trratinps out of which it had been wrought Ail in this somber apartment appeared more, than willing to, listen to the gloomy stbryx)f a dreadful murder, but they did not intrude. They Btood at a respectful distance from him who was to tell the tale that would harrow up their souls', howsoever hardened they might be. 1 Reporter. Firbee, tell me how this mur der canio about. Firbee.

Well, I will. You see me and my wife had a little quarrel. When did this occur? F. About two hours before daybreak. B.

Was it in the dark? Fi It was in the dark. We were in bed. My wife got mad at me because she said I laid too close to her. I was loving her. She'slapped me in the face first, and then I struck her.

Two or three licaa passed between us while in bed, and two or three licks after we had gotten out on the floor. E. What did you strike each other with? F. With our hands. R.

Did you use no other weapon? struck her in the head with an ax. and then I cut her head off to put her out of her misery. Did she utter no utterance after you had struck her with the ax? p. She did not She said before I struck her and knocked her down upon tne floor. "Oh! quit!" K.

How did you know she was suffering any misery if she did not Rpeak after you had knocked her down with the ax? F. I think I must have broken some of the bonea in her head. R. Where did vou get the ax? jf. it was in the room.

I knew where it was at. R. What did you do with the body? F. I left it the room and put the head out of doors. K.

Did you remain the room? F. No, I did not R. Where did you go, then? F. I went out to my father's, which was a short distance away. R.

What did you do then? F. I went to sleep. R. When' did you wake up? F. I woke up after daybreak and tried to get somebody to help me bury my wife.

they agreo to do it? F. Yes, they did. R.i How came you to be arrested? F. Mr. Dillihunty had me arrested.

H. SVasitnotyourfaiher? F. No. I think it was Mr. Dillihunty.

R. Did you undergo an investigation, that is, did you nave a tnai." F. I think bo. R. Was there a crowd present? F.

Yea. there was a pretty good crowd. Here our conductor asked Firbee what he thouffht they would do with him for having killed his wife, when he responded, "1 recJEon tney ao wnai is ngnc, ana men he gave a silly smue. R. How long had married? F.

Since last Christinas. R. Have you any children? -F. We had two, but they are dead. R.

Were you and your wife in the habit of quarreling? F. No, we neveT had any quarrels to amount to. anytning until tms morning, when sne got maa at me. R. How old was your wife? F.

She was about twenty, I guess. R. How old are you? -F. I'm about twenty-three. Here we took our leave, and as we did so, Firbee turned toward the center of the cell, and we heard him saying in his irregular.

eccentric way, ugood evening, sir, good evening." Firbee, in speaking of the murder, alluded to it in a- manner indicative of the feeling that hie did not think it more than what might ordinarily have occurred. He was perfectly calm throughout the interview, and told nis story in a plain way. He spoke of the act of cutting off his wife's head just as if his best horse, if he had had one, had broken a leg, and that he had merely killed him to put mm out 0.1 nia misery. His custodians were followed to the iail by a considerable crowd, all anxious to ascertain the particulars concerning the murder. When Firbee appeared in the iail office- ho seemed to be somewhat uneasy, if not scared, but this feeling -soon after passed away.

Tnougu not being quite sane, he has heretofore been considered harm less. While there is something idiotic about his appearance, he certainly has the brute expressed on his countenance to a decided degree. He has a thin apish head, and an uncertain sneaking expression of the face. Personal. Colonel B.

B. Bridees, of Wilminoton, North Carolina, a prominent railroad official, is at the Maxwell. We are very glad to learn from Joe La Frade that Hop. Jonnston, recently a member of the Nashville press, now on the local staff of the Appeal, is well and doing duty. He was slightly unwell for a day or two.

but it was not yellow Jack that had hold of him. A. V. S. Lindsley, has returned from North Alabama, and brings his fair lady.

Mr. Will Washington, of Robertson, after an extensive tour through tho East, is in the city. loffenlons Advertising. S. Powers Son yesterday distributed throngh the city boxes of handsome clothes-brushes, with the advertisement of their clothing-house printed and varnished in the back of tha brush.

They understand the science of advertising, and are practical and judicious in their application of it Extensive Correspondence. Bev. W. G. Inman, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and Grand Worthy Chief Templar of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars, after a three weeks' absence returned recently to find thirty-Bevon, letters under his door.

the Copltol. Plank floors are being laid down in the Executive offices at the Capitol for the preservation of the health of all the officials in that department THE CITY. To Hold Court at Gallatin. Judge Jo. C.

Guild will commence holJ-. iog court a( Gallatin, Monday. Vagrancy James Meyers7 Henry Browning and Tomma Hyan were arrested yesterday on the charge of vagrancy. Elected School. Director.

Thomas D. Dnffey was yesterday elected School Director for the Thirteenth District, in the place of the late Barney Hines. Mr. Daffey will make aii efficient Director. Found Dead.

Buth Pefcway, colored, was fonud dead in her bed at, her. dwelling on South College Deputy Coro-cerJtyan held an inquest over her remains, and the jury returned a verdict that she came to her 'death from heart Sale of Stock on the Public Square. -A bill has been introduced in the Board of AldermpJi that ought not to pass. It authorizes the sale of stock ori (he Public Square, a practice that should not be permitted against the expressed wish of our citizens. 'Davldaon County 8cbbc1; The scholastic 'population of Davidson County is one-nineteenth of 'the total scholastic population of the State, Last year the sum of $77,000 was derived from taxation for fichool purposes'.

"With the amount raised by thn comity'tfrid the rata of the State school fund, to which it is entitled, the total school fund of the count for the present scholastic year will reach 90,000. County Eight work-house hands axe now engaged in rolling 2,700 logs into the river for the use of saw mills. They are hired at the rate of 80 cents per day each, when fed by the county, and at CO cents per day, when fed by tb.9 contacting parties. As soon as the present contract is consummated, they will be taken out on the Tennessee and Pacific Boad, where they will be employed in the cutting of wood. to Gallatin.

Bev. S. H. Merrill left the city yesterday for Gallatin, to take charge of the Methodist Church at that place, to which he has been assigned by Bishop McTyeire. Bev.

Mr. Merrill was much beloved by his Christian brethren in Nashville, and many regret that he has been stationed elsewhere. He is an energetic worker in his Master's cause, and will, we think, give great satisfaction, to the congregation, over whom he has just been placed. On Her Way to Arkansas. Mrs.

Thomas, the lunatic, who was- left at St. Vincent Hospital by her son-in-law six weeks ago, and deserted by him, and who made her escape from that institution lost Sunday, got on Conductor Tom Wood's train at Kingston, on the Nashville and Northwestern Boad, and went to McEenzie. She said she was going to Arkansas where her son-in-law resides. it seems that, she is sane enough to know the right direc tion to a dwelling in wnion sue ought to bo protected. The Chapman Sisters.

This comedy combination made their second appearance at Masonic Hall last evening, opening tne nigntwun ane xoutn that Never Saw a Woman, a very laughable farce. This was followed by the burlesque extravaganza, Lotus and Leo, which was most favorably received Dy tne audience. The play abounds in- ridiculous situations, and was interlarded with a side-shot or two at the swine question of Nashville, and other of our local troubles. The audience was a paying one, the building being comfortably filled. To-day we are to have a 2 o'clock mat inee, with reduced matinee rates; to-night anotner attractive programme.

Baptist Association. Nearly if not quite'all the delegates from Nashville to the General Baptist Association, which met at Columbia, left here yes terday morning on the early train. It the belief that the association will be more largely attended and the interest manifested in its proceedings will be far greater than at any time since its organization. There is one thine for whichVe can safelv vouch. and that is that delegates will be most royally treated by the' good people of Columbia, who know so well how to make visitors feel perfectly at home.

It is really a pleasure to visit Columbia on this account, leaving many other rare attractions out of consid eration. Reported Escape ol East Tennessee Counterfeiters. A gentleman who left Chattanooga yes terday morning, informs us that it was re: ported at that place on' the night previous, that some of the East Tennessee counter feiters had effected their escape and had cone toward Atlanta: that a number of offi cers had gone in pursuit, hoping to recap ture tnem. xt was axso reported that Government officials were daily arresting alleged counterfeiters in Tennessee and Western North Carolina, and that the number of the suspected parties is not Known, it is tnougnt tnat tne iail will be filled with alleged counter- Biters and their accomplices, the next week. LohIm and Southeastern Railway.

Wagons are now being shipped by the car-load irom uassine, Wisconsin, via the St Louis and Southeastern, and Nashville and Chattanooga roads, to Atlanta without oreaaing duik. General Winslow, President of the road, and Major Lockhart, General Agent, stopped over at Hopkinsrille Wednesday. General Winslow left that place Thursday for St. Louis. The Vulcan switch-engine arrived in Edgefield yesterday, and will hereafter be used in the yard of the road at this place, but principally in making transfers from its depot to the Chattanooga and Decatur depots.

It is the first "pony" that has ever been brought to do service at Nashville. It is an odd-looking "pile of old iron, as a railroad man might ironically remark, but it is powerful. General Superintendent Shroder will hereafter visit Nashville weekly. He proposes to cultivate our people. New Advertisements.

Two seamstresses wanted. Employment wanted by a boy. A large four story business house on the Square for rent or lease. Twenty" acres of land with cottage near the city for sale or exchange. Two mules strayed or stolen are advertised, and a reward offered for their recover'.

Yeatman, Shields Co. sell furniture, pianos, carpets, tableware, etc, this morning. The last chancr to draw GoUaday's capital prize of $2,000 will be next Monday, when his drawing will take place. See city items, In our advertising columns may be seen the extra inducements offered for subscribers by the Louisville Courier-Journal. A number of prizes are offered.

It. P. Jenkins wholesale and retail druggiBts, -are now in receipt of a full line of fancy goods, perfumeries, and offer them at very low prices for cash. They have also received a large stock of fine French brandies, wines and liquors of every description of the best brands for medical purposes only. Give them (a call before purchasing elsewhere.

The Nashville Savings Company, corner Union and College streets, are doing a regular exchange and banking business. Thjy receive deposits and allow interest thereon when left for a stated time. Tbby furnish on London, Dublin and Edinburgh; they buy and sell exchange on New. York, Louisville and Memphis; they buy and sell Government, State and city bonds, and they at all times pay the highest rates for gold, silver, etc R. P.

JENKINS IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN DRUGS, DYE-STUFFS, OILS, PAINTS, COLORS, WINDOW-GLASS, GlaMware, Clears, Tooiccof, Fancy Goode, Perfumery, Toilet Artlclei, Traa Liqnora Foreign and Domestic Garden Seed, etc. Their stock la always complete, at yruei to defy competition, and they solicit a call from all persons wanting anything their line. No. 30 North Market Street (opponlle Tnlon Street), NASHTUXE, TENN. Proprietors of Jenkins' Celebrated Stomach Bitten.


PARTICULAR and prompt attention nven to all kinds of jobbing work, and where the bill exceeds the amount of ts, the wort shall be done at Cincinnati prices. Fall lines of patterns always on hand, and two pattern makers constantly employed. Mill machinery and pulleys a specialty. maris eod ly 4thp LOOK AT THE BARGAINS GIVEN AT THE Philadelphia Store. Beautiful Sateens, new snides, STP.

Empress Cloths, bronze, navy, blue and plum, 60c, worth 75c 1. fiOO yards Frericn Merino fpc to 65c 2, soo j-snlfl Diagonal Dresa Goods, all new shades, Rcafiriah Poplins worth Sl.M. Sillc Valonrs, anil real French Poplins reduced. Scarlet and white ail-wool Flannels 2Jc; Scotch and English Casstmera, for men and leys, 60c and npwarda. Waterproof Cloth Ticking lSMc; Linen Towels 7c; Bleached Domestic 7c.

50 dor. B'lcntly damaged Towels J5c, worth 30c Canton Flannel Uc; English Canton Flannel, yard wide, 25c. 50 pieces Irish Linen, received on Saturday, will be sold at 25c Ladles' Merino Vests 75c; Bella Corsets 75c NeDaon Cower S3. 00 55 doz. LaJIes'Hnn-stltched Handkerchief hem, all linen, 10c A Jorge lot of Hambarg Edging and Inserting re- celvcd from auction.

I hare, now received tram tho beet faetot les a com- 6tete sto k- of Ladles', Misses' 'and Children's boea, which wDl be sold for small nroflta. Mclaughlin, 27 Public Square, Two Doom from Dcaderlck Street. aep2l 3m 4thp oc19 TRADE PALAGE BARGAIH8 IN NEW GOODS! New Colored Alpacas, 22 cents upwards. New Mack -Alpacas, 22 cents npwarda. Xew Duch.

ss Drew Goods, 23 clfl all colore. New Vienna Dress 45 cents. New Paris Dtcbs ood, 00 cents. New Berlin Dress Goods, 40 to 85 cents. New Colors Irish Poplins, 90 upwards.

New Mourning Dress Goods of all kinds. New Tycoon Kobes, cheap. New'Prints Bert Goods, 10 cents. Yard-wide Bleached Domestic, cents. Loom Table Linen, 30 cents.

Bleached Damask, 50 cents upwards. TowpIsX cents each and upwards. Napkins 4 cents each and upwards. Canton Flannels, good, at lScets. White Flannels M.cents upwards, Scarlet Flannels 25 cents upwards.

Blankets $A0 per pair upwards. Boulevard Skirts 75 cenu each. Ottoman Shawls, $2.15 upwards. Corsets, French, 50 cent, worth Sl.M. 2 Button Kid G'otw.

all colors, 65 cents. New Ruches, New Veil, New Sashes. Ladies Vests, 75 cents upwards. Great Bartpdns in Embroideries. Great Bargains In Children's Fancy Hose.

Great Bargains in Ladles' Hosiery. 85 ccats upwards. Casaimorea for Men and Boys, cheap. Ladies will please call and see my stock. TRADE PALACE 14 PtTBIJC SQUARE.

iepH eodtf ocia PA I ttearfv mired for nap. Anr one can aonlT It. Beau tiful and durable. Also Painters', Artists and wax flower materials of every kind. YOUR YVtnaoW-UiaSS, UUS, axniBn, urusum, owu.

Doors, Blinds, yon will get cheap if yon buy at 15 florin uoiicce eireei, mtaavuie, ieun. vua a. GATJTHIER'B. HOUSE ana gntathpalr 4thp ON TBS BREAKFAST, LUNCHEON, BWKER AND SUPPER TABLE, T-HA ft PEBBIHS' Worcestershire Basce Is isdespcnsable. JOBS DTJHCA1T8 SONS, Hew York, Ajcuti for the United SUtct.

oc29 eodly 4thp niotbere, Motliel, Mothm. DONT fail to procure Mrs. WinBlow's Sootldnc Sjrup for all diseases Incident to the period of ecthlng in children. It relieves the child from pain, cores wind colic, recnlates the bowels, and by giving relief and health to the child, gives rest to the mother. Be enra and call for "MRS.

WINSLOWS SOOTHING STRUT." For sale by all drusirirts. je25 wesasn 6m 4thp SrTraiiks, Valises, Satchels, all the elegant Btyles, substantial and well mode, and cheap for cash, at Wm. Donstead'a trunk store, 31 College Street, between Union and Church streets. jeS tf (pzTTf you want your hair cut or curled, or crimped or a shampoo, and want a nice shave, call at tho Battle House Barber Shop. oc7 lm Best akd Oldest Fa3tn.T MBMcnrR.

Sanford's Liver Invigorator. A purely vegetable cathartio and tonioTor dyspepsia, constipation, debility, siok headache, billions attacks and all derangements of liver, stomach and bowels. Ask your druggist for it Beware of imitations. jaSeodWly $7Instead of Bitter use Sweet Quinine. Instead of Bitter use Sweet Quinine.

au8 dcod au28W2m pnrest and sweetest Cod Liver Oil in the world is Hazard Caswell's, made on the sea shore, from fresh selected livers, by Caswell, Hazard New York. It is absolutely pure and sweet Patients who have once taken it, prefer it to any other. For sale by all druggists. ap3 wesaly stock of those splendid flannels, cheaper than ever, at Hogan 0nion Street oc21 tuwesa tSTne lareest stock of cloves in the city at Hogan Union Street oc21 tuwesa CTTbousands of ladies can attest to the fact of our selling good goods cheaper than the cheapest Hogan Union Street oc21 tuwesa CaTStraws show which way the wind blows, St Louis has consumed, of Dr. McCabe's Benowned Medicated Brandy, mure than any other city in the United States; and as a consequence, St.

Louis shows a smaller death rate than any city in the United States. Comment is unneces sary. oc21 tnthsa lw 3" Mrs. Badonx, No. 1 North Cherry Street, dwres it to be remembered that she offers for sale, the most handsome and tasteful jewelrv beads, toilet articles, hair and ornamentations arranged ill the most fash ionable styles, at the lowest prices.

Among hundreds of beautiful articles are elegant glass shades for flowers. She assures entire satisfaction on the part of thoM who buy of her aplsutf J. W. TERRASS (BCCCXBSORS TO TxBBASA YXUBEOUGH,) WHOLESALE GROCERS, COMMISSION MERCHANTS AKB DJ1LEE3 IN Provisions, Liquors, 76 78 SOUTH MARKET TENNESSEE. Capttoi Shirts lor $16.

6 Capitol Shirts for $20. TAKEN TOR TUB CAPITOL SHIRT. ieir- Eastus. R. H.

HoviLi. WcMi GLOVES AND LACES, OXYt TRY It Never AND LUMBER. frrocx or lner Box office Saspenelen I'rldxe. trPiice Lists Sent on Application. maats eodly lstp DISSOLUTION.

THE FIRM OF WEBB, HUGHES 4 composed of W. II. John Hnriics, It. C. and Sam flcnopins.

was this day disfiolved bv mutual conBent, thirties retlrtni: and L. 'J V. taking his place. In fntnre the business will be condnctcd under the nam-: and style of WEBB, SCOGGINS fc And In order to meet the Incrrnse in their have tafcen one of tbe large and Imnfipome five ptory stores Jn the MURPHY BLOCK, where, with facllltle3 nusurpMSCt. they offer their Berricej to tho pnblic as COTTOX FACTORS ANI WHOLESALE GKOCEBS, and with a determlnfttioii to merit patronage, they hnite their friendBiind tho trading public to inland ppf them tn thffr ner honse.

eepll eoc3m H'or Fall and "Winter ALL THE LATEST STYLES IN SASHES, RUFFS, TIES, KID DIZED JEWELRY, BELT BUCKLES, CLOAK CLASPS AND BUTTONS. A full line of Dress Trimmings; Eedlnantes in all the latest strlesJ Orders taken for Bridal outfits. Mrs. TYNES; 24 Summer Street. jalwefren ly lstp scp'it TRY IT! T8T It Never Fails! To Cure Chills! To Cure To Cure THORTON'S LIVER AND BLOOD MEDICINE, SOtI BY ALIj good druggists IN NASUVILLE.

I DO moBt earncgtly Iwc every unfferer to try this Great English Medicine. It to a Bare core, to wMf many thousand can testily. My agent lor the United Siate Dr. O. W.

IlendfrshMt, corner Cednr and Square, Naehville, Teunefleec, oilerB indnccmentfl to Urnggitfta and Merchant generally. -ive him a call Eeroectfully, G. TfiOKTOK, II. ianl eod 1 oc3 i'ndon. PBEWITT, SPmB and Dealers in WOODEN-WARE a txtul Pine and Poplar Flooring and Ceiling, Dres sed eatherb iardnig, Pailings, Dressed Lumber, aud a full stock of Dry of every description, Cedar Ware, Oak Well Buckets Ash Chums.

Orders for the dty trade -cn baleft; Factory tad Ssw-mill in Edgeflelo..

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