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JlTJLj MEN" ABE CBEATBD F,Bre3.-A.IT'I3EQXJA.Xj.
By W. B. Scott & Co.
Maryville, Tenn., Saturday, FcnniLiiiY 2G, 1870.
Vol. -Ill No. 8
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Jno, Blankinship, M, D.
' AND TKACTlCIsa
OFFICE NO. 50 MAIN STREET
J0 Wo (SiiESa & aa
lllif Mb Ml
Office at residence.
PHZSIOI A. IT,
FRIENDS VILLE, TENN.
Late rlactitionpr in the City of Lynchburg
Ya fc the past ten years, offers his
To t.''ctiti7c-ns of Knoxville and its vicinty
i'ecliiii; assured he cm give general and eu
I Arti Titian Teeth
luscrtri on Fluiina, Gold, Silver, and til-
cat itf h as to rwtore nature i penecumi.
Sj,rtiaLitkn!ivn VviiUo the Auuru I'tcU.
(' Of y i., Kl"xv rjr Tennessee.
AVill till WjfvllU th; FirH Week
f VT-jw-ir -"-!-,!e' H"iel-
J Attorney at Law,
: MARY VJLLV, EAST TENN.,
' TTill practice in all tuo Courts of Blount
and ftuIoiui'iR Counties, and at the Su
.pTCJUi Court at Knoxville, Tennessee.
eiiffis IPa WilSTj
Attorney at Law,
Jf ART VILLE, TENNESSEE,
' T7i'l pr.-.ctico in the Circuit and Chancery
Courts of Blount, Sevier and adjoining
Special attention given to the collection
of Claims, Oct26 ly .
Local ARenU wfintol erTj-wliere for tho
Jtrarst ONE DOLLAR BALE in the coun
'v. ti n-hom we o(Tr the most liberal in
i.lJLa'enti. Send tor t't uinrs,
8. C. THOMPSON k CO.,
' . 13ft Federal 6t., Boston, Mas-
Or 18 8 ate S'raet, Chicago, 111.
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OihJYEARI 500 ACREfii 10 GItEN HOUSES!
OVER 600 SORTS OF ROES 'OUR ROOTS,
1ARGE8T, beet stock ami shipping fueili
1 tica- App ea 1, 2, 8 yr., 1000 fine 1 jr.,
$25. Apple Root Grnfts, Nurserf Stack.,
Bftd, OiBgn, Afplc, Peach, Wfld Goose-riDra,0-B)(e
Italian, 10,000 f 15,00- E ver
groem, IWei, 1,00'), $h00. Dahlia", Gladi
olus, Grernhouao, Belding Plants. Bond 10c
for UeUl gues. t . K. PIKEN1X.
IS TRADE. '
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each. Wtb of PbeetinR, Silk and Merinn
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For a club of tea subscribers, ar
companied by tho cash, $15. wo will
send to getter up of club, in addition
to an extra copy of tho Republican,
a copy of either tho Evening Lamp,
Wood's Household Magazine, the
American Stock Journal, Packard's
Monthly, or the Western Monthly,
For a club of twenty subscribers,
accompanied by the cash, ?30, we
will send to the getter up of club, in
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Knoxville -Daily Whig
Clianccry 'Court ,Clcrh--B. Goddard.v
Deputy ChaAc'ery Court .Cler-rSS h
' McConneil. "
Sheriff John D. Alexander. - j
Deputy Sheriffs James Farmer
Circuit Court Clerk Will A. McTeer.
County Court Cl:rkl. 0. Tucker.
Register'?. V. Wallace.
Trustee E. Nunn.
Tax Collector J. C. Edmonson.
Commissioner of Registration James.
Surveyor E. Sanderson.
Chairman Covr.ty Court-J Armbristor
EAST TEXNE3-EE VIlvGwIA R. R.
President 11. D. Eoarden.
Secretary and Treasurer,U. II. Camp
Depot Agent at MaryvilleA.. Kon.
Leave Maryvilla at 8:40 A.M.'
Arrive at Knoxville at 10:00 A. M.
Leave Knoxville at 2 :40 P. M.
Arrive at Maryville at 4 P. M.
KNOXVILLE & CHARLESTON R. F..
President.. Thomas II. Calloway.
Superintendent.. Joseph Jacques. ,,
General Freight and Ticket Agent.
J. R. Garden.
Secretary and Treasurer.. J. R. Mitch
Local Freight A'gt-.A.. G. Jackson, jr.
TIME TABLE. ?
Leave Knoxville at 11:15, a. sc. t ,
; Arrive at Brisiol at C:10.ii. '
Leave Bristol at 6:53 a, w; ' '
Arrive at Knoxville at 12:64 f. MV
EAST TENNESSEE k GEORGIA R. R.
President.. Thomas LI, Calloway.
Superintendent R. C. Jackson
General Freight and Ticket Agent
O. II. P. Rogan.
Secretary and Treasurer. R. M. Fisher
Local Freight Ag't..'hoB. J. Moore.
Leave Knoxville at 1:14 im.
Arrive at Chattanooga at 7:20 r.jf.
Leave Chattanooga at 4:45 a. m.
Arrive at Knoxville at 1 1:07 i. m,
KNOXVILLE A KENTUCKY R. R.
President.. Joseph Mabry
Secretary and Treasurer-John L
Leave Knoxville at 4 r. x. Arrive at
Coal Crek at 6:35 r. jr.
Leave Coal Creek at 7:30 a. n. Arrive at
Knoxville at 10.-05 a. n.
The Backwoods Gathering.
Tbo following beautiful repro
sentation of the commemoration of
tbo inestinable blessings of a free
government, a custom faithfully ob
served in many Btatcs nntil a few
years past by tho old pioneers, is
the production of a worthy citizen
of Blount county, who has recent
ly come among us :
Tho clear sun of a summer morn
ing had risen ; the notes of tho bn-
glo and the roll of the drum awoke
the echoes of tho wood r.nd tbo
sleeping soldiery, The tents are
soon struck the early drill is per
formed and tho morning meal is
eaten ; arms and uniform are put in
their best condition, and all is ready
for tho grand display.
Not to a l-attlo field, reader, r.re
you to bo now introduced ; nor to
tho pomp and circumstance of war-
no human bodies, prc3trate in death,
nor "garments rolled in blood" shall
offend your siht. . It is a per.cefn'
scene. Tho people-", of a western
State meet to celebrate the hun
dredth year sinco its first settle
ments. Loyalty was then undoubt
ed, and actual, shocking rrar, such
as wo have lately known, vns reen
even dimly in tho dirtanco, . by few
if any.. . '.: , ,
Such gatherings vo find occurring
in every age. It 13 ; natural and
right to meet and recount the story
of the post. ' The
first settlers of
any Und, if good, deserve special
honor ; and their descendants do
well to- rehearse . their fortitude,
virtue, their dangers.. andelivcvau;
gratiitpde anxt' led to' imitate th
amjile of their fathers. . .,
Oa.the morning, alIu4cKl !;iori
that beautifurwoodland ppstui-o, tho
birds seemed to hush thoir early
song and listen to the strains of
partial music; the fat ox and the
young untamed borso forgot to oat
as they stood gazing through tho
trees, in wonder at the intruders
on their rich domain. The trees
are full of foliage tho maple, hicko
ry and chesnut, form a canopy ex
cluding the rays of the ascending
sun. . .
A spacious platform i3 erected in
tho shade from which the orators
shall discourso. In front of this, ex
tending up that gently. rising slope,
seats aro placod to accommodate
tho advancing host; and there, at a
little distance, under 1 those wide
spreading elms, you may seo
long lines of trenches, filled . with
burning coals, over which tbo vari
ous victims are suspended, in pre
paration for the public feast. ' And
now, as tho morning advances, " tho
pooplo come they fill every road
and lane from every ,farm house,
village, town and city in , tho State,
thoy como. People of : all ages and
condition ; in carriages of all descrip
tion a and,, on foot", : they ' come, fjto.
take part, on this joj(uJ day, in the
celebration of the centenary of their
native State ; as each company en
ters and takes the place assigned it,
the music from tho full band tbo
shouts of the people and the roar of
cannon announce and wclcomo its
There now, on tho platform yen
see the Judges of the Jand in simple
dignity, seated together ; and there
the military of every grado in rich,
and dazrling uniform ; there," too,
the lawyers, their briefs and clients
for the time forgotten. Here arc
officers of colleges and schools,- en
joying tho Bceno., Lrtdies, , children,
soldiers, and men of all elasses occ u
py tho seals prepared ; and carriu
ges, drawn up in tho rear encircles
the vast area, contains tho beauty of
the State, and 'the stars and stripes
waves nitijehticnlh'cttr; all- Hni
Columbia i:i played ih fine effect.
And now tbo oVdcrJof - day begins.
First of all, as t-i Wittlan people,
they lioc, uncover tnd tiii-, aid
cd by the Band, loio tlmo cf Old
Hundred, the vorfv4,Yc nations
round tlrj earth t o,. ...
Lly, iii that k-ryatrt-iiwelN
cd and rose as il to w;ncu tho-skies;
and from those. sLr iho spirits of
tho early settler, ny; linro looked
down delimited vr'ih tho sceno and
song. . 1 ';H'Tj : r
Prayer to J;nVKr GofJ waMhen
offered, and then ;.&- tho oration
of tho day. . x. , ..
Tho thcrno wr,i' imppily chosen
and uUy matiigcL JfHjlf, attcttive,
and moved r.t tit 13 to tears, vas
that v:ct assrrlr5 vhilo ho
spol:e in burning ' v ords of their
history, their iiei'c"iU'.iDd their or.
ligstionF. . ': '(!" ; '
'J'hcy had .Loui 'delivered ,?6m
savufo fi'-js and fj:n a foreign pow
er ; t iicy lived iliy' l'.iet now under
UKrcv. n vines ;.( rl fig trec3 ; nndcr
n Government r'jtr ; own cboos-.
mg. 'i'liry Ind jbnWdcOTcd and
reaped. JVollinj . villages, towns,
anu itic0 haU ,ij-r!iig up as by raa.
ic; a?ii f-e'ilsl'i'ollcgespiid church
es corned tN Tjvi. '
".r.rl row,"" ' h.y, whr.t onfut
to be "the honef&'fwrncst pnrpo' u of
rrmr hr", I lliiB--tf.v rrt t'.int. 1 hn
f ,L ,i i j
ci-ur litineis ra; y ue our Jinn our
children's Godvi the latest posteri
ty V Few lct't 'treir1 seats that day
without rcFoJvfr, o bd; "be tier men ,
too; c v. c 1 thy l,l-.i.fcfl e worthy.
ed ; j'riend i to" " meet r and
conrfiittlrtn (r;ndi hp.nd grapped
bend, ar4 'l'p. j-Wec' 10 lip. ;. And
now the'bugl cillc 1 'to dinner.
On tables under the li:is ws placed
ocd stJliiQieni ig nil ; well muted
ineat; well Ibakod bread; pvtro
water lrom tho spring : nclons and
early fruits in fbpr.danco were on
tho board ; s! wcrnsoen ' palisficd,
none ivciit "empty nwej'; even the
birds carlo to VuHrc in tho bounty.
Ou the platforni was seatod in tho
afternoon, an aged woman, tho first
whiio person' born in tho State.
Dressed in bt? scarlet cloak she roso
to Fpeak, an! .her trembling words
were reported "to' tho peoplo. Sho
told of her tPr.'y-1mpressions and of
the pleasore the fel in living to soo
euch a day; 'Mrhen about 14 years
old," said flhf i"I went with a cous
in, a girf abost my own age, on 1
Sunday after:io6n, to tho bank of
the river, toother flowers and bcrr
ics, forgetful or. iho danger and
the many wafntegi given by friends.
We wandered along tho bank of
the stream, out of sight of tho
house, when, suddenly, four Indians
sprang upon us, sei zed, gagged,
and hurried -us along away. I re
member dropping crumbs of broad
from ray - pocket, and breaking
twigs in the path, as guides to our
friends in ptran.it. But the frown
of the sartige and the gleaming of
the hatchetj flourished over my
head, causei" me to , desist." Sho
told of their long and weary march,
and of their delivaranco by. their
fathers and brothers who camo up
on their captors by surprise t-arly in
tho morning ! tho third day, and
how they were borne in safety by
their friends to their joyful home.
As tho aged woman closed her
short recital, tho acclamations of
the people rent tho air. 1 Two days
were epcrit in this pylvffn .scene
Many speeches were mado and many
eharniing stories wero told of the
v 3 and marriages, tho useful
lives ami thJ hnppy deaths of tho
men vr.i woinriv' ;of..flh3r davs.
Thus terminated this brilliant,
happy, and instructive occasion
J'ot an accident ocourred, n,pr an
unkind word was uttered, but all re-
turned joyful and grateful to their
homes; Bomo seriously thinking,
where, how, and hy whom the next
similar celebration should be held.
And new that thr State to which
ft r i.aifl t.4ti-nT K fill ttV4 ,
Las passed through a time of great
trial, and now still stands in renew
ed f.trength, let all the States unite
i n ono long, loud, and heartfelt ut
terance, faying of tho American
Union, Esto Perpetua. If.
AYIiat cur Friends say olus.
From the Nashvdle Republican Ban
ner, ISth inrt.
' Mr. W. B. Seott, of tho Maryville,
(Tennessee) Republican, a colored
man, and ono of tho most intelligent
of his r?.co with vhotn we Lave con
versed, i now in the city in tho in-
tercet cf his paper, lie called on n9
yesterday and laid Lcforo us his pro
posed programme of action for tho
amelioration of tho condition of his
people, and wo earnestly commend
his praiseworthy endeavors to all
humane citizens, who, we aro sat
isfied, will approve his course Ilis
paper has accomplished much good
for Lis orn people and for the peace
of society in East Tennessee, and it
is to enlarge the circulation rnd to
secnrc.the aid of our assistance to
that end, that he now-Visits the
middle divisLoii of the Sate,' - Thus
Juibo bu Ken eminently tVWcssful
. tit Sjjen ring libtral Mib?criptioni from
many of our most influential citizens.
Many persons aro subscribing to the
paper for their colored employes
and servants, in order to enlarge the
Influence which the editor has been
tnablcd to exert amongst his own
race, to draw them away from the
pernicious influences of selfish agi
tators, who aro seeking at all sea
sons to array them as a race rath
er tban a party against their white
neighbors and employers from whom
they mainly derive support for
themselves and families. Being a
colored man himself, and also a Re
publican though a decent and con
servative one, in pleasing contrast
to tho bogus republicanism of some
white-skinned knavos we know of
and withal, intellectually the super
ion of many of the Radical doma
gogucs who aro mischievously in
viting a military dictatorship for
their own State and people. Mr.
Scott has the means of doing great
good to tho colored race and to the
State, if sustained with half the
material support that is given the
Radical paper now published in
Blount county, for no othor'purpose
than to counteract the fnfluenco of
tho well intentioned colored citi
zen. He proposes, also, during his stay
in Nashville, to deliver a lecturo on
the domestic political situation, to
the colored people, of Nashville and
Davidson county at an early day, if
a suitable hall can be procured.
Those colored people who are men
tally capable of reason, and arc no
afraid to hear the arguments of truth
will do injustice to theii own raco
and to themselves, if they fail to give
a respectful hearing to ono of their
own race, who, wo firmly bcliove, is
the best friend they have in Tenncss
see. With this introduction, wo
cheerfully give place to tho follows
ing circular from theso colored pro
prietors of the Mnryvillo Republican,
to which we have individually sub
subscribed ourselves, and to which
we solicit the aid of all well-wisher
of conservative peace against radical
proscription in the community:
Office Maryville Replblicav. J
Maryville, Tenn., Fe b., 10, 1370. )
To tho friends of conservatism and
the enemies of radicalism:
Fbienps We earnestly ask j-our
consideration of the chums ot tho
Republican, a (colored Conservative
newspaper published in Maryville,
Blount county, the stronghold of
'lyoscrpliYe, fanatical 'rnijicaliru.'
!TTlo cours,cf tbo Republican, in the
late emancipation ot the people or
Tennessee from political slavery, L
well known to every reading man.
Tho Republican now needs. the assis
tance of its friends to successfully
meet the enemies of peace, through
their rival organ,the Soldiers Gazette.
The editors of the Republican wero
kept away from the polls on lust
August, and mobs paraded in front
of their dwellings, inretitcning theia
with summary vengeaneo if they
dared vote for Seuter ami "enfran
chisement." They have d;ired to do
right in tho faco of a hostile and in
tolerant foe manfully enunciating
the principles of ni lionality with a
fearlessness uneqttaled. Their con Tie
has rebuked in the conversion of
numerous other colored men, who
are beginning to open their eyes to
the iniquities of their Radical brelh
crn in tho guise of R pubiicanhni.
The Republican now stands in ir.-cd
of assistance from tho friends of
peace, and it is hoped that a liberal
contribution will bo giving. The ed
itors propose to increases its cinu
latiou by asking conservative citi
zens of all parties of Middle Tonnes
seo to subscribe, and if they do not
want the paper, that it. may be sent
to sorno colored man thoy may desi
ignato, thus increasing its usefulness
in tho propagation of true conser
vaMro ideas. W. B Scott k Co.,
Death of lfiiv J. ,WeIcy
w M ? llarpei.
Air jeseph Wesley Harper died
this? meriting at half ;past ; eight
o'clock, at his house, No. 93 Clark
street, jn Brooklyn.
Mr Llarpcr was one of the four
brothers who founded the famous
publishing House of Harper & Broth
ers. IIo was the son of a farmer,
who lived in Newtown, on Long Is
land, on a place which is we believe
still owned by the family. The
father apprenticed his sons, of
which he had four, John, James,
Josph Wesley and Fletcher, to tho
printing trade, and all of them serv
ed their nppicnticcsbip through, and
wero, when of age, taken into tho
firm founded by the elder brother.
Thoy began business as printers
for publishers, but soon began to
publish ontheir own account, and
mado their earliest successes, not on
ly through being go'd workmen
themselves, but also by the excellent
and sound judgment which they
showed in tho selection of books lor
publication.The literary culturo
and correct taste of Mr. Wesley
Harper contributed everyjurgelyto
this result .tanner,J19fft ifir.
ST To our mind, tho most pitiab
ly contemptible object in nature in
yotr cunning knavibb selfish, blatant
loudmouthed demagogue, ranting
like a bedlamite alwnj's at the most
inappropriate periods, in order to
foist himself lucrative position upon
the shoulders of his lellow-citizcns.
Yet, if one thing more than another
denotes a healthy and sound, condi
tion of mind among tho peoplo of our
State and section, it is that the' ar
at last learning to appreciate such
tricksters at their true value, and
to cherish for them only j honest in
dignation and quiet contempt. As
a rule theso noisy and mischievous
"big-medicine men' of the political
profession aro tho shallowest of hum
bugs. Tho industrious masses of tho
South just now looking after the
farm work for the spring; taking
stocks for the spring trade ; building
factories and railroads, have no lirao
to read or listen to harangues of
mere politicians and clique leaders,
and precious little patience with
their ingenious little games for self
promotion. The country has some
thing more profitable to engage its
attention. Nashville Manner.
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