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"Tk onion of lakes the union of lands
The anion of States none can sever
The un'.on of hearts tbe anion of hands
And the flag of our Union forever."
The Slanderer Cornered. ; ,
During our afcewice in "Waibington leTeral weeks
since, we uv in Krtbern Copperhead paper, ft
letter copied from the Nashville Bebel-.4-"Bpu1-lican
Banner," which professed to be written at
Knoxville, under theanonymoui signature of H.
We sent by mail a short editorial in reply, which
wu published in the "Whio, and in which we char
acterized the accwation against Gov. Brownlow,
contained in this letter as wholly false and slander
ou, without the slightest foundation. We said i fur
ther that the writer of the letter-was a Uar,
Scoundrel and Coward," and Pged urselre. to
demonstrate that he was a - Coward" should he dare
give his name.
The letter, which was
Knoxville, Tenn., February 28, '366
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The Rebel Spirit Displayed.
We copy a calm and temperate account of the
late disgraceful conduct in the Tennessee House of
representatives, from tho Nashville Tress and
Times, and call attention to it, and to the votes of
certain East Tennessee members who are misrepre
senting tho sentiments of the people of their coun
ties. Several members acted worse in going out of
the IIouc nnd refusing to vote, than those who re
mained and voted with the revolutionists. The
corfduct of tl;o minority was the more disgraceful
sj thev had had the whole week for discussion.
They cntinued their filibustering on the next day,
walking about the Hall, with tluft hats on, and
urting and swearing, evincing the true rebel spirit.
The case ha been stated to us by parties who
were in the Houe and witnessed nil that passed,
and they make it stronger than the Nashville pa
per does. While the members were refusing to
vote, and walking out, talking and swearing, Col.
Mullins, of Bedford, an old grey-haired man, and a
staunch loyalist, obtained the floor and said: "There
lire members in the House who refuse to answer to
their names, and there are others walking out to
avoid voiting. I believe it to be the result of a pre
vious agreement, perhaps a caucus arrangement."
To this Mr. Speaker Heiskel took offence, when,
it was thought, he had no just cause for it, and in a
most excited and angry tone, enquired : " Does the
member from Bedford intend to insinuate that the
Chair whs privy to any such arrangement."'
Col. Mullins replied in a spirited manner: " I do,
and would as soon suspect the Speaker as any one
The Speaker sprang from his chair, and pronounc
ed the member from Bedford "AG d d d old
linr and ad d thief;'1 at the same time throwing
his hammer with violence at Mullins, and missing
tho head of John Caldwell, of East Tennessee, about
Col Mullins retorted with emphasis, in a loud
tone of voice: You are a G d d d liar, a d d
old scoundrel, a partial presiding officer, and one of
tho conspirators." Mullins started towards tho
Speaker, with hU hand in his pocket, and a perso
nal collision was alone prevented by a rush of the
members between the parties.
The foregoing is the version given by members
of the IIous. nnd by citizens. Wc mako no com
ments hut give the facts to the public as they have
been n ported by eye-witnesses to the scene.
. ..vn odium on the Governor, sucn as we
see daily in rebelepcrs in Tennessee and elsewhere,
both North and South. The only sentence which
contained a charge specific and geriousin character,
and to which we thought it worth apace to reply,
wag couched in the following language:
"On arriving at Knoxville, as agent of the Treas
ury Department, He (Uov. urowniow) couecieo.
$ su,000 worth of abandoned rebel property which
he has never accounted for."
The writer of this Nashville rebel paper give
this statement as originating with Esquire Andrew
Knott, of this county, by whom it was made to
John M. Fleming, Esq., of Knoxville, and whom
this lying writer gives as his authority.
On the 23d inst., we called on Andrew Knott,
and handed him the letter referred to. After read
ing it carefully, Mr. Knott said that it was an in
famously false statement, and he would bglad to
give a certificate to that effect.
Wo pointed out to him the sentence quoted as the
only portion of the letter worth a reply.
On Monday the 20th inst., Mr. Knott gave us the
Knoxville, Feb. 26, 18G6.
Sir .1 have carefully read the letter of the anon
ymous correspondent of the Nashville Kepublican
Banner, writing from this city under date of Jan.
9th. In reply, I have to say that it is wholly false
that I ever said to John M. Fleming, or any one
else, that Gov. Brownlow as Aent of the Treasury
Department, ' collected $80,000 worth of abandon-
ed rebel property wmcn lie nas never account
Nor have I ever said, to Mr. Fleming, or any one
else, that he had ever collected one cent for which he
had not accounted. On the contrary, I do not be
lieve tlint he has done so.
I will add that Mr. Fleming told me ho had
made no such statement.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
To Cel. John B Bkownlow, Editor Knoxville
Mr. Speaker Hciskell of the Legislature, one of
the leaders of the opposition party to the Governor
pronounces the charge a base falsehood.
From the establishment of the Custom House
here cntil the Governor gave it up, (at which time
the sale of abandoned property ceased) Mr. H. was
in the office as Local Agent, and understands the
manner in which it was conducted. Hon. S. R.
Rodger?, (n'ow Chancellor) was all the time an As
sis'ant to the Governor, and gave his whole atten
tion to the business. He publicly brands the trai
torous charge as a base, unfounded calumny. We
mention the names of neiskelland Rodgers to show
tho character of men the Governor entrusted tho j
public interests to.
W c seldom notice this 6ort of gross aspersion of j
Gov. Brownlow. It is the penalty ho pays forhav-
ing dared to oppose treason and traitors and do his )
duty. It is the spirit o' John Wilkes Boothe niani- j
festing itself through safer instrumentalities than j
those which made Ford's theatre memorable, and i
linked the name of the traitor and assassin with eler- j
nal infamy. But the poisoned arrows aimed at !
Gov. Brownlow fall harmless at his feet. j
Wo now notice the liar and scoundrel of tho trea- j
sonable Nashville sheet because he writes from this
place , or professes to, and gives the of names
Special NashTllle Correspondence.
Nashville, February t3d, 1866.
Mk. Editor : I propose to give you a few items
from the Capitol of our State, and the first shall be
in regard to the weather. We hare had a cold snap
coldest of the season for this region it has
continued with unabated force for days. The rigor
of it has been greater at the North than for years
it has obstructed railroads, delayed trains, and block
aded rivers and canals. The cold weather is general
throughout the West, South-west, at the North, and
in the East. The thermometer has been ranging be
low the freezing points, and meet who you will, the
exclamation is, "It is exceedingly cold."
A few words as to Nashville. Money matters are
tight, and trade is dull, all parties suffering from the
withdrawal of the paymasters, and their millions of
greenbacks. The worst is yet to come, and come it
must. ' The developments in the several courts held
here this winter, includingthc Supreme Court, shows
a great deal of indebtedness, and no little insolvency.
Let a financial crash come, and many will goby the
board now supposed to be capitalists. And come or
not, the scarcity of money and the dullness of busi
ness will close out sonic. Rents are too high, clerk
hire is exorbitant, and living is costly beyond con
ception. The bill winding up the Bank of Tennessee and
Branches is a law, authorizing the Governor to
nominate six Directors for confirmation by the Sen
ate, who shall elect a President, Cashier and Clerk,
and appoint Attorneys in all the Districts. The
Governor has nominated a sterling Board of loyal
men, who will put the institution through. The
bill provides that first of all, the full amount of the
School Fund, $1,500,000, shall be secured. This
gives great offense to that class of men who have
been buying up tho issues of the Bank at 25 and 30
per cent., expecting to realize fortunes. The Legis
lature is right let the poor children be taken care
of, who have been kept from school for five years by
Progress of the "Mile Rebellion"
The Mutineers in the Legislature,
The mutineers in the Howe' of Bepreaentatives,
whose disgraceful and inexcusable conduct it was
our painful duty to censure on Saturday and yester
day, continued to prosecute their "little rebellion "
yesterday, in contempt of the Legislature, in con
tempt of their fellow-members of both parties, in
contempt of parliamentary rules, sanctioned by the
unbroken observance of more than five centuries, in
flagrant contempt and heartless disregard of the in
terests of the people.
The bill foots up, at the present time, as follows :
The Mutineers to the People of Tennessee, Dr.
To three days speaking acainst time 51,020
Auxitunvn muuny aevi
To Saturday's mutiny - 340
To Monday's mutiny...". 310
Total '.. . .....$2,040
The entertainment ought to be a valuable one to
justify so profuse an outlay of the people's money.
The roll was again called yesterday, and fifty-four
answered to their names. The Speaker ordered the
Doorkeeper to bring in the absentees, and as if rather
disgusted with tho outrageous insolence of the ab
sentees, remarked to that officer: "Do your duty,
and let us have no more child's play about it 1"
Nearly every body thought that there had been a
great deal too much child's play already.
Mr. Dueean ars-ued that as there were only
eighty-one members belonging to the House, fifty-
iour maae up a quorum, which we naa aireaay, uuw
the Speaker ruled otherwise.
Mr. Raulston urged that if the absentees still re-
iuse to come, let us declare their seats vacant aim
save expenso to the State. We were informed this
morning that the prisoners at tho penitentiary were
without provisions, and supplies couia not pe iur
nished without monev. The nrisoners were in dan
ger of starvation from the rebellious course of the
absentees, for no appropriation could oe voiea.
The Speaker said he would suesrest to the Door
keeper to make the following return in regard to the
absentees : " Strict search made, and the parties not
found, or refuse to come.''
He hoped that members would not instruct him
to pursue anv course which would wound the feel
ings of the absentees, or to issue any order of a do-
the war of the traitors, who stole the school money I Mr. Raulston said he saw nothing degrading or
and went South, living off of it, and speculating in f insulting to any man to compel him to obey the
' laws. If a ne?ro euard were sent after him, he
cotton, i would not feel insulted, but would obey.
A bill has passed the Senate, and will doubtless Mr. Moss made some remarks, the substance of
pass the House, increasing the salaries of Circuit
which was that as the majority had tried to gain
and Chancery Judges to $3,000, and that of the Su- j their P0.1 andae they 8hould Eeld.' nd IT K1.0
' 1 I intYirM-ftniico with In a minnntv II a ihniifrht tnia
ti,:. : ; t .a v "V. "w " 1 -
.a. u&o txa ib c uu uiu as
preme Judges to $J,000. Ibis is as
and will secure the services of able and honest men.
The country and the Judges are greatly indebted to
the Governor for this increase of pay, for ho has
fought for it nobly from the day he was inaugurated.
He found the Judges with the poor salary of 1,800,
and he at once struck for higher wages for them.
The old readers of tho Whig will recollect that he
has advocated this increase for years.
For at least a week past, the doings of tho minor
ity in the House have been most disgraceful. They
have sought by revolutionary means to defeat legis
lation, and fifteen men of this cast have sought to
control forty-five. Col. Duggan, Mr. Raulston and
others, have convinced the Speaker that ho has power
to bring in absentees, but whether he will stay con
vinced is the point. The Stale Constitution, Art. 2,
Sec. 11, thus defines the power of the Senate and
" Two-thirds of each House shall constitute a
quorum to do business; but a smaller number may
adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized by
law to compel the attendance of absent members."
was a time for some Clay or Webster to step forth
if there was one in the house.
Mr. Raulston said that was the very talk of 1861,
which brought on the rebellion. The minority
would not obey the-majority. If this House had any
power, in God s narv let it entorce the rules, and
assert its authority. If he belonged to the minority
he would vote asrainst the franchise bill, like a man,
and not skulk off like a secessionist. If these ab
sentees wont vote, then let them resign, and the peo
ple will elect better men in their places. No Clay
or Webster was needed to settle a difficulty so plain
Col. Patton said that he had no compromise to
make witn men who trampled an law under foot
he had no use for rebels or revolutionizes. Let us
stand strictly to the rules, and attend to our duty
Mr. Raulston said that this was the " little rebel
lion " he supposed, of which one of the rebels in this
city had spoken. Well, if the rebellion came on he
wanted to carry out Andrew Johnson s maxim.
which he taught us here so often, that "treason must
be made odious and traitors punisliea:'
Mr. Mullins followed in a speech of great vigor
j - i l . ' t p . i .
; uiiu Eevuruy Hgaiuti uie mutineers. XI me enemies
; of the State Government who were engaged in this
most disgraceful, infamous interruption of leirisla-
l tion, thought that they could mould in the fires of
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mis aissenuon me sey wnicn wouia uniocK the doors
Producing this and other authorities from Parlia-
mentary Law, brought forth the following warrant: j Congress for the Tennessee delegation, they would
1 ' b b j soon lind out their mistake. The record of this
HOUSE OF KEPREEISTAT1VES, 1
Speaker's Desk, February 19, 1866.
To the Principal Doorkeeper (or his Assistant) of the
House of Representatives of the Slate of Tennessee:
You, or either of you, are hereby commanded to
bring, or cause to bo brought to the bar of this House,
such of the following named absentees as vou cr: -.
N. Brandon, of Stewart; Asa Faulkner, of War
ren : J. R. Hood, of Hamilton; A. D. Micks, of
meeting would stand like a flaming sword to shut
them out of that Eden. The conduct of the absen
tees was utterly without parallel. He heard the
member from Hamilton (Hood) tell another mem
ber to leave on Friday and break up the session, and
the member from Marshall (Steele) asked another
one to leave the House. The disorganizing leaders
went flitting about the chamber like filthy bats,rtir-
ring up mischief. And this was done on the inau
guration of a civil government, by professed friends
of the people! This was the first step in the little
rebellion of which we had heard, which is to turn
Calvin 31. Dcr.
We knew the Lite Col. Dyer intimately. Ho
was an unselnVh patriot and honorable gentleman:
of pureprivate character. His generosity and amia
bility were displayed in his every word and act.
Tender and eonfiding as a child, he was as brave a
soldier as ever fired a shot or drew a sabro in the
face of an enemy. In 18f2 he left a comfortable
honie and walked to the Union army in Kentucky,
which he joined as a private soldier, enlisting in
the gallant 1st Tennessee Cavalry, of which Robert
Johnson, (son of the President) was Colonel. Ap
preciating hi noble qualities Col. Johnson saon had
him cvinmisMoaed l.-t Lieutenant. After serving
with distinction in this capacity he was promoted to
to Major in 180.'?. We were in the camp of the
regiment at the lime he received this promotion,
and to highly was he ostoetned by officers and men
that there was no diheHtUfaetion on the part of any,
end M-veral officers" who ranked him and over
whom he was promoted cheerfully acquiesced in the
(unie. Blessed with a line constitution he was al
v.hvs M his post able for duty. Whcri Col. Johnson
resigned the lt of June, li-'6:i, Major Dyer was pro
moted Lieutenant Colonel. When the Wheeler raid
was made n Nashuille, the g-ilUnt 1st Tennessee
Cavalry was engaged with three times its number.
Soou after the fight commenced, the Colonel of the
regiment, (Gen.Jas. P. Brownlow ) fell shot through
both thighs. The lamented Col. Dyer then took
command, and most gKil.tMly did he boir himself
in the unequal rentes!.
On one occasion we si w him in battle, we saw
Lis manly form in the thickest of the fray, leading
Lis 'men where the bullets of the enemies of his
country fell thick and f'n-t around him. Ho was in
jibout sixty engagement- and skirmishes and at no
time did that generciis heart, now billed in death,
grow faint; or that manly face blanch with fear.
Alifl", he has gone, gone where,
- " TLitc lurk" no treason, v hru- no tnvy fcw 11 :
TIitc grew no dr-innM gru-Jge, there are no st-'un..
No noise, l'Ut biknee und eternal s't-e."
How hard tho fate that he who had pns:
through innumerable battle',
' Wlicie, lender thn the bolt vi hti-n.
Far flashed the led artillery,"
should, at last, fall at the hands oi a brutal coward
The remains of our- friend have been interred
twenty-five miles from this city at New Market.
On the spot, where he sleeps the sleep of death,"
he has bravely Krne the flag of his country in
charge. There is not a loyal East Tennesseean
who would not drop a to?tr upon the grave of the
young patriot. In his de:ith Tennessee has lost one
of her best citizens.
To the vr ide spread grief of an entire community
is added the unutterable woe of the orphan sisters
of the deceased, bowed down with sorrow at the
untimely death of an only and affectionate brother.
May " He who tempers the winds to tho shorn
lamb," pour the oil of consolation upon the hearts
which have been made to bleed at this afflicting dis
pensation of his providence.
lie is gone ' But. bereaved ones,
ties here as his authority who are responsible. We
repeal the pledge, given weeks ago, to demonstrate
that he is a Coward if ho will give his name. And
we say further that no responsible man in this com
munity, however hostile his feelings toward the
Governor, will publicly endorse the slander.
Dickson ; C. M. Ordway, of Giles; W. P. Scales, of
' t tit o: - r T7 1.1 A t i 1
j of Marshall: W. W. Willis, of Hawkins; A. R. ! ?7:2!L?niMp8latui? ?5 ?f d"'
par- Wynne, f Sumner ; and Samuel
Given under my hand and seal, the day and year
aforesaid. William Heiskell,
Speaker of the H. of R.
Under this warrant the absentees were arrested
and brought before the House, which brought the
House up to a quorum again. The Speaker dis
charged them at once, and two or three of them got
up and made defian t speeches, and distinctly asserted
The Governor has appointed a majority of all the j that they did not intend the franchise bill should
" On fame's eternal eani)ii:g pr,
Hid silent tent is ;-read.
And plory puardf ith foienin r
Tl'.e bivouac ef the Ufad.'"
A Notorious Liar. j
The Cincinnati Gazette recently published a se- j
vere article on Truman, correspondent of the New i
York Times, who has been writing home highly
favorable accounts of the regeneration of the South- ;
ern rebels, and has severely rebuked the Radical
papers. The Memphis Avalanch thinks he wont do
even if he does pufi" the South. It says: ;
The New York Times bai a correspondent by the
name of D. C. Truman. The name is a misnomer
for Truman tells falecboait. He has recently been '
down South. During his peregrinations, he visited ,
Memphis. While here he groped about the sewers of
filth for morsels of petty tcandal with which to
feed the vitiated taste of his readers. To accom
plish his dirty work he had to manufacture slanders, j
lie writes about three of the la o Confederate Gen- !
erals, and tells a lie about one of them, and wc pre- i
sutne all of them.
Judicial officers of the State, and of the whole num
ber not one is charged with a want of capacity or '
integrity. Those who differ with him on the great I
questions of the day are compelled to admit that his i
appointees are competent and honest. Then why
t this clamor from so-called conservatives for a proc- ,
lamation from him ordering Judicial elections !
throughout the State ? It is either because they !
j want the "three loaves and two little fishes'' orde- I
i sire to see those get them of their own political par- J
' ty. They will fail in exciting any prejudice (on the j
1 part of Union people) against the Governor on this 1
subject, by telling them the Governor usurps power j
in making these appointments and deprive them of j
: an opportunity to vote for these officers. From the I
j same, men the people have heard the lamented Lin-
coin charged with ''usurpation of power," in every
j effort he and a loyal Congress made for thesuppres
! sion of rebellion.
j Tho charge of "usurpation" against loyal officers,
j made by copperheads, has no more effect upon the
' loyal men of Tennessee than the whistling of the
It has not been the effort or desire of Governor
Brownlow to give satisfaction to copperheads. He
would sooner repose confidence in the rebel who
fired the first gun on Fort Sumtor.
While the Judiciary is filled with honest, compe
tent and loyal men, the loyal people will be satisfied
and they will not find fault with the Governor be
cause of his purpose to guard against the probabili
ty or possibility of the election of a batch of rebels
for the Supreme Bench of the State, or of rebels
for inferior judicial positions in disloyal sec
tions. After our ' franchise law'? is tested sufficient
e(j ! ly to guarantee the election of loyal men in all par t
of the state, the Governor will order elections, and
not until then.
In both branches of our loyal Legislature, reso
lutions asking the Governor to order these elections
have been voted down by largo majorities. These
Legislators represent the loyal men of tho State.
Much time is consumed by the orators of so-tailed
, I conservative meetings in discussiag this subject, in
l"e ! i e v 1
me nope oi nccompnsning meir purpose w nave
We will inform them that their orations arc use
less. They had as well attempt to " whistle down
the wind," or force a feather against the tempest by
casting it from the hand as to accomplish their ob
jects in this matter.
In no Uyal section of the State has there been any
difference of opinion among loyal men as to who
should fill jndicial offices, except in the 4th and 17th
Judicial Circuits. In this circuit, under the Gov
ernors proclamation, the people elected their judi
In other circuits, whore loyal men can be elected,
the loyal peop will have an opportunity to elect
them, if they express to Gov. Brownlow their de
sire to do so. He claims to be the servant of the
loyal people of Tennessee, but not of rebel sympathizers.
become a law !
Wednesday afternoon, 21st inst., thefe being a
quorum, Mr. Blackburn offered the following :
Whereas, The following named persons, to-wit:
James R. Hood, of the county of Hamilton; A. E.
Garrett, of Overton ; A. R. Wynne, of Sumner ;
and William Simmons, of Franklin, have on divers
occasions shown the most utter contempt and disre
spect to this House, and the State of Tennessee, by
absenting themselves without leave, for the purpose
of defeating an important measure, now pending
before this body, and
Whereas, Such conduct is seditious and revolu
tionary in its character, and dangerous to free Gov
ernment, and is a contempt to the House, and disre
spectful to tho State of Tennessee; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the aforesaid persons are hereby
declared expelled from this body, and their seats
vacant, and that the Governor be requested to issue
writs of election, to fill said vacancies.
lion. Bodiicy R. Butler.
This gentleman is Judge of the 1st Judicial Cir
cuit, appointed by Governor Brownlow to 11 the
vacancy occasioned itj the election of Hon. David
T. Patterson to the U. S. Senate. For several weeks
he has been holding court at Greeneville. The
New Era of this place (Conservative) thus Epeaks
of him :
"Judge Butler, besides being a genial, affable
gentleman and a fine lawyer, is peculiarly fitted for
tne Judge's chair, by his celerity in tho dispatch of
Nashville, Tenu., Feb. 21, 1866.
To the. Editor of tftc Press and Times :
Sir : I find the following paragraph in a letter,
from " Alpha," correspondent of the Louisville
Journal, to that paper, in reference to the late diffi
culty in the House of Representatives, between Mr.
Speaker Heiskell and General Mullins, which I
wish to correct :
" Mr. Jim Brownlow was on tho floor, and it is
reported that he handed Mr. Mullins a revolver, and
by it-marks did what he could toward making the
affray bloody, and more disgraceful."
I was on the floor during the difficulty, having
been called there on official business, which is fre
quently t ic case, and deny that I either " handed
Mr. Mullins a pistol, or did what I could to make
the affray bloody and more disgraceful. "Alpha"
has either been "badly deceived or wilfully reported
an untruth. The following note from Gen. Mullins
will speak for itself:
James P. Browklow.
HorsK of Representatives, 1
February 21, 18CC.
General P.roH:dov; Adjutant General s OJice, Nash-
riUe, Tenn.: . j
Dear Sir : In answer to yours of this date, asking
a statement from me whether you gave me a pistol
or any other instrument, or whether you were urg- j
ing me to commit any violent acts on the day al- j
luded to, to-wit: in the House of Representatives,
T7- " J . f . . iv 1 " J A
The mutineers left tho House, and again reduced
it below a quorum. A motion to issue a warrant
for their arrest was made, but the Speaker refused
to entertain it said members had a right to decide
the question of voting for themselves. The Speaker
has satisfied every candid man that ho is with the
disorganizers. So the affair stands over to this day.
What is to come next, no one can predict. Since
writing the foregoing five of the mutineers are said
to have handed in their resignation, which destroys
the quorum, and as these men hope, and as their
rebel advisers hope, will dissolve tho General As
sembly. In this they will bo sadly disappointed.
Tbe Great Rebel Convention has come and gone.
It was a large gathering, and it is safe to say two
thirds of all in attendance were rebels and rebel
sympathizers. They opened the ball at 11 o'clock,
and adjourned sine die at 4 o'clock. It was of short
duration, and is regarded as a failure.
Hon. W. B. Stekes notified the audience, at the
time of adjournment, that he would speak to tho j
other side of the question at night. A large audience j
turned out, and Stokes spoke for two hours, making
a most telling speech. Ho reviewed tho Convention
of the day, and exposed it with a master hand, as an
out and out rebel concern said the rebels were at
their old tricks, trying to bring on another robellion.
Look at this Convention 1 They had made a Mc
Clcllan man President they had opened their ex
ercises with prayer by a rebel preacher who had
been sent through the lines by Gen. Rosecrans
they had appointed a mn Secretary who had cast
the vote of a Congressional District for Jeff.. Davis
and Stephens! They had no stars and stripes in
their Convention they made no mention of the mar
tyred Lincoln they made no allusion to the United
States Army and Navy they passed no eulogy upon
x. uaiaer, ui jt EeernS; to b(J so(j aJ th(J wag
out by Gov. Harris' rebel Legislature, to Parson
! Hilliard. of Alabama. Theaa pflit.innist will cnon
j be held up to the whole country for execration worso
; tnan mat wnicn lollowed Arnold and lscanot.
j The members listened with deep interest to the
remarks of the speakers, and it was evident that
there was m their hearts a deep-seated indignation
against the little faction who were trifling with them
in so reckless a manner. In the afternoon. Mr
Duggan made another one of those brief but logical
speeches which ho knows so well how to make. He
asked if a little insurrectionary faction should con-
j trol Ufty-four members of the Legislature, and block
: the wheels of Oovernment 7 They tell us virtually
j that wo shan't pass any laws until we succumb to
! them! Is there no remedy for this evil? The ab
j sentees pay no respect to an ordering summons, and
new the House should resort to an order of arrest,
The Speaker said he had urged three of the ab
sentees to attend, but they replied that they could
not sit by and see a law so oppressive as the fran
chise law established over their constituents. He
deprecated any extreme measures, for if any evil
consequences should follow he would fel himself re
sponsible. The majority have it in their power to
pass this law, but they had better pass it in such a
shape that all will admit its legality. He had a sug
gestion to make to the House. A Convention would
meet here on the 22d inst. He advised tho members
of this body to wait until after its adjournment and
then pass the law. He thought this would not be
conceding too much by tho majority (!! 1 ). The
: response to this suggestion of the Speaker was a uni
, versal low chuckle, amounting in some instances to
I considerable laughter on tbe part of the Union
i members. Why we could not exactly understand,
i unless they supposed that the Speaker meant to hint
that the Convention would be willing to draft
i another franchise bill in lieu Tor the .Legislature.
j The Speaker continued that he thought tho bill
; would pass, and he would be one of the first to obey
i Mr. Willis, one of the absentees, here made his
appearance and handed in his resignation
Mr. Duf-gan replied to the Speaker, that he knew
of no other way to settle this matter than to offer a
j motion to the House to instruct the Speaker to issue
i a warrant to compel the absentees to appear and
i show cause lor their absence from their seats. The
j Speaker said he would issue the warrants for arrest,
very reluctantly and unwillingly.
Mr. Garrett, another of the absentees, now made
his appearance in the House and handed in his re
signation, ine speaker saia, tnat as there was no
quorum present, neither of the resignations could be
acted on this evening. The Doorkeeper having re
ceived the warrant from the Clerk, immediately
served it upon Messrs. Garrett and Willis.
bPKAKINO AGAINST TIME.
In order that the people may see what reasons the
mutineers have to complain of the enforcement of
a gag-law by the movement of the previous ques
tion, we give the following list ot speakers on Tues
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last, and the
time occupied by each :
AGAINST THE FRANCHISE BILL.
Hood 6 hours.
Garrett 3 hours.
Steele 3 hours.
Elliott 1 hour.
Total 13 hours
FOR THE BILL.
Waters li hours.
Wines J hour.
Total ,. 2 hours.
And this after a debate in the newspapers and in
J - r"- 6J "f ! t r : 1. , ft,
. rr-u r ,l- . , , , , mo .nemsiaiure vi uvci eiii inuume, uh .ho culm..
Gen Thomas for saving this c.ty-they had no good of restrfcicti the franchi. Nothing is more cer-
woras w uiier in iavor oi mo orave oinccrs ana sol
diers who saved the Union I And yet, said Stokes,
this professes to have beca a loyal Union Convention.
True, they had adopted resolutions censuring the
majority in Congress they hissed General Joseph
A. Cooper when he attempted to speak, although he
was one of the gallant defenders or Nashville but
little more than a year ago ! They had endorsed
Andrew Johnson, and they had clapped and shouted
over his veto of the Bureau Bill, but it was not be
cause they loved Johnson, but because they rejoiced
over tne prospect ot a quarrel between him and I
Congress, and the party that elected him. This they j
called a Union Convention God deliver him from 1
such Unionism ! Stokes made a great speech, and i
all admit its effect to have been great. '
tain than that the leaders of the minority did not
want to discuss the bill. They hoped to stave it off
till after the Convention of the 22d, and then defeat
it by outside pressure. The following is a list of
absentees without leave on Friday, Saturday and
Monday, as furnished us by the Clerk of the House.
16TH OF FEBRUARY.
The Mobile (Ala.) Register denounces Governor
Brownlow after the most approved style of bellings
gate and characterises all the newspapers in Ten
nessee which sustain him as "rotten at heart and to
the core, and traitorous to the truo and noble prin
ciples of the Union and the Constitution."
The editors of the Register are bloody-handed
traitors to the Union and Constitution and aided"
materially in bringing on the war. In noticing
their denunciation of the Union press of Tennessee
and the Governor, the Cincinnati Commercial (con
servative) facetiously discourses after the following
"It is wonderful how devoted to "the Union and
Constitution those reconstructed papers are. One
vnuld suonose they had never deserted them when
Friday, 18th inst, and I answer, you did not give t imperiled by armed hosts of traitors, and that
ABSENT OJf F RID AT,
Barton, Brandon, Bledsoe, Faulkner, Garrett,
Hood, Marable, Nicks, Ordway, Scales, Simmons,
Steele, Warren, Willis, Wynne 15.
ABSENT ON SATURDAY, 17TH OF FEBRUARY.
Brandon. Garrett. Hood. Nicks, Ordway, Scales,
! Simmons, Steele, Walker of Shelby, Wynne 10.
ABSENT ON MONDAY, 19TH OF FEBRUARY.
Brandon, Bledsoe, Faulkner, Garrett, Hood, Mar
able, Nicks, Ordway, Scales, Simmons, Steele,
Walker of Shelby, Willis, Wynne. 14.
One thing is certain, the Union men have sur
veyed the whole field, and will not yield one inch on
this point. They are determined to fight it out on
principle if it takes all spring and summer. Nash
ville Press and Times.
b, 1S66. J
Choice Tobacco and Cigar. A Large and well
elected stock, at wholesale and retail, can be found
at King's Old Corner.
or offer to give me a pistol or other instrument, on
said occasion ; neither did you urge me to do any
ungentlemanly act, and he that says otherwise is
either mistaken or wilfully lies.
I am, Jenfral, yorm truly,
Brownlow had been engaged in a war to overthrow i -ff" 7, .f
cr...L j j.- -- rfr.i:. " : w Air. uidi
University of Albany
At a meeting of the Dean Club, held in the Uni
versity Hall, January 24th, 18G6, the committee on
resoluiions, consisting of Gen. O. H. LaGrange,
Hon. Allen Tenney, and Henry C. Matterson, Esq ,
reported the following jyeamble and resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Our esteemed classmate, Henry R.
Gibson, has recently passed a highly creditable ex
amination before the Supreme Court of this State,
and been admitted to practice after a period of tu
dy much shorter than is usually occupied, and is now
about to leave us for the purpose of entering upon
the practice of his profession. Therefore, Resolved,
1st. That tne members of the Dean Club tender
them. Sue h devotion is effecting:
Dnn Cioar. Try it. King's Old Cor-jan-2r
J. H. Fessewdth & Co.
son a vote of thanks for his thorough
, and able di-cusion of the legal questions that have
come before this Club for consideration, and that
with high appreciation of his professional ability,
anl his character aa a man, we cordially commend
him to the patronage and confidence of the com
munity to which ha may enter npon the practice of
his professioa. .
2d. That tho Secretary of the Club be instructed
to furnish a copy of these resolutions to Mr. Gibson,
and also send a copy to tne n.noxvliie W nig lor pub
lication. Signed Geo. P. Holman, V.
S. A. Foley, Sec y. President.
Decision of the Supreme Court.
WILLIAM AND T. F. FOSTFR, vs. J. H. AND
At the March term. 1861, of the Circuit Court for
Smith county, this cause was submitted to a jury,
who rendered a verdict in favor of tne aeienaanis,
upon which a judgment was pronounced. The
plaintiffs moved for a new trial, which was refused,
and they have appealed to this court.
The declaration contains three counts. The first
charges the defendant as common carriers, for fail
. . . , . . 1 . 1 .
ing to deliver, according 10 promise, a 101 01 wueat.
The second charges that, in consequence of the care
lessness, negligence and fraudulent conduct of the
defendants as common carriers, the wheat was lost
The third and last count charges the defendants with
a conversion of the wheat, and sacks containing it.
Tt armears from the record that one H. C. Sey-
more was the agent of the plaintiffs during the year
1857, for the purchasing of wheat and other grains
for the mill and distillery of the pbaintiffs in Nash
ville, and as such had authority to appoint and em
ploy sub-agents for that purpose, and in the exer
cise of the power vested in him, did appoint one
Corden as such sub-agent, and authorized him to
purchase, pay for, and ship to Nashville, for tho use
of plaintiffs, wheat and other grains.
(jorden proceeaea, unuer am.uvni.jr uu m pursu
ance of instructions from Seymore, to purchase a lot
of wheat, and contracted .with defendants for the
shipment and transportation ot tne same irom
Trousdale s Ferry, ana omer jwuim -"a vuoj
Fork river, to Sanders' Ferry, on the Cumberland
river. The boat and most of the cargo sunk in three
feet of water at the mouth of Caney Fork, about
three-fourths of a mile above Sanders' Ferry. The
defendants took the wheat out of tne water and sold
or otherwise disposed of it to their own use.
TTnon the trial of the cause, the plaintiffs insisted
the defendants had failed to "deliver the wheat at
Sanders' Ferry, according to the terms of the con
tract, and that the sinking of the boat and cargo was
owing to the carelessness, negligence, and fraudulent
nnnrtnrt nt t.hn detenaanis. i.neueieuuauis msiawju
the terms of the original contract, as to the place of
the delivery of the wheat, nau Deen cnangea, ana
that in pursuance of the terms of subsequent con
tract it waa delivered at the mouth of Caney Fork,
and had, in fact, been received by Corden ; that the
sinking of the boat was owing 10 wbuiuuiuui man
ner of unloadine the boat after Corden had received
the wheat and that after the sinking of boat and
cargo they purchased tne wneai irom oraen, in
consideration of a small sum due them for transpor
tation, and upon all these points both parties offered
proof. But it is qplievea ail tne lacis necessary 10
raise the questions presented tor our consiaerauon
have been recited.
It does not appear that Corden at any time com
municated to the defendants the facts of his agency,
or that defendants had in any manner acquired any
knowledge of the fact that he was only an agent and
not the principal and real owner 01 tne wneat.
The Circuit Judge charged the jury : " If Corden
dealt with defendants for himself, or under circum
stances which would satisfy a reasonable man that
he was dealing for himself and not for plaintiff, then
before plaintiffs could maintain any action against
UClCUUUUlfl bllO ucicuuauba uiuob UUWI.17 iiauibuia iu'
terest in the transaction."
Tbe Judge further instructed the jury that " the
principle applies to all the counts in tbe declara
tion.' This, it is insisted, is erroneous, and we co
not believe the rule as laid down by his honor, the
Circuit Judge, can be sustained eitner upon pnnci
pies or by authority.
In cases arising upon contracts the principal is
bound by tne acts and contracts of nis agent, done
with his consent or by his authority, or satisfied and
adopted by him, and in such cases there arises a re
ciprocal obligation to the principal on the part of
thetbird person with whom sucn contracts are made,
and for whose benefit it, and with whose consent
such acts are done, and in all such cases the general
doctrine is that the principal, as the ultimate patty
in interest, is entitled, as against such third person,
to all the advantages and benefits of such acts and
contracts of his agents. And it will make no dif
ference in such cases that the agent is a factor, act
ing under a del creden commission, nor that the
principal at the time of entering into the contract
is unknown or unsuspected, nor that the third per
son has dealt with the agent supposing him to be
the sole principal. The only effect of the last con
sideration is that the principal will not be permitted,
while insisting upon the contract, to intercept the
right of such third person in regard to the agent,
but he must take the contract, subject to all the
rights of such third person, in the same way as if
the agent was the sile principal, and subject to these
rights the principal may generally sue upon such
contract in the same manner as if he had personally
made it. Neither can it make any difference that
the contract be of that character that the agent may
maintain a suit upon it in his own name.
In cases where a third person deals with an agent
supposing him to be the principal, and without any
knowledge that the property involved in the trans
action belongs to another such third person, may ac
quire rights which will be protected, and to this end
it can make no difference whether the action be i n
the name of the principal or agent. Tho right to
sue upon the contract entered into by the agent with
in the scope of his power, and to the enjoyment of
all its benefits and advantages by operation of law,
flows to the principal, though he may be unknown,
and the fact that the third person dealing with the
agent believing him to be the principal, cannot de
feat the rights of the principal. Neither will the
fact that the name of the principal was conceded
while such third person was induced to contract with
the agent, believing him to be the principal, be per
mitted to defeat the rights of such third person un
der or growing out of such contract, even though
the action be brought in tho name of tho principal ;
and in all such cases it may bo said the principal
" steps into the shoes of the agent."
" hen a party has entered into a contract under
the assumed character of an agent, either conceal
ing or falsely representing tho name of the princi
pal, when in fact he was himself the principal and
party for whose benefit he had, under the assumed
character of agent, made the contract, it has been
holden ho cannot maintain an action upon such con
tract as principal without having first given to the
other party notice of his real character, upon the
ground that the plaintiff had misled the dctendant
by assuming a situation which did not belong to
him, and therefore was bound to undeceive the de
fendant before bringing his action.
But we know of no other class ot cases in which
tbe principal may not maintain his action upon the
contract entered into by his agent in his own name,
as well without as with having given notice to de
fendant of his interest.
It will be observed that the principles to which
we have referred are applicable to actions purely en
The third count in tho declaration alleges the tor
tious conversion of the property of the plaintiffs by
the detendants. lhe proof is clear that tne defend
ants had sold and otherwise disposed of the wheat
to their own use, consequently the rule that in some
cases notice or demand is necessary to make out a
conversion does not apply to this case. And we are
wholly at a loss to conceive of any principle upon
which a defendant can be permitted to insist that.
although I may have been guilty of the illegal and
wrongful seizure of the property of A, but at the
time I do so I had good reason to beliove It belonged
to B, and did not know that it was the property of
A, tnereiore A, tne righttui owner, cannot maintain
an action against me to recover the value of his
property until he shall first have given me notice of
his interest in tne property. Ana the fact that the
defendant may have found the property in the hands
of the agent, and may, prior to the convention, have
had some dealings with him concerning it without
the knowledge 01 his agency, or that the property
belonged to the plaintiff, cannot, as we believe, im
pose upon the true owner the necessity of giving
nonce to tne aeienaant ot his interest in the prop
erty before bringing his suit.
To hold the law to be as charged would, as we be
lieve, be productive of much mischief, and defeat the
ends of justice.
The Circuit Judge charged the jury further:
" inat 11 uoraen was the agent of plaintifls to pur
chase wheat and ship it to them, and it wa3 sunk in
the river, in the opinion of the court such agency
would confer the power to take care of it, or sell and
dispose of it so as, in his opinion, best to promote
the interest of his principals, and if he did so dis
pose 01 it, it was binding upon the principals."
This it is also insisted is erroneous, and we confess
the question is not entirely free from difficulty, al
most all the rules bearing upon this question are sub
ject to exceptions. The difficulty is not in deter
mining what are the general rules, but whether this
case falls within the exceptions Corden was a spe
cial agent, having express power to buy wheat and
other grain, pay for it, and ship it to Nashville, for
the use of the plaintiff, but to do nothing further,
and unless the contrary appears to have been the
intention of the parties, his asencv will be construct
ed to include all the necessary and useful means of
executing 11 witn enect.
It is not insisted that the power to sell is inciden
tal to the power to buy and ship, or that the power
to sell is necessary to enable the agent to execute
with effect the express power conferred, nor is it in
sisted that under ordinary circumstances, the agent
Corden had any power to sell the wheat, but it is
insisted that an emergency iad arisen, the wheat
was in the water, the danger of its total destruction
and loss was imminent, and that Corden derived a
power to sell from an impending necessity.
It is true, that under extraordinary circumstances,
an agent may be justified in assuming extraordinary
powers, and his acts fairly done under such circum
stances will be binding upon his principal, but it
does not follow as a corollary, that under extraordi
nary .circumstances, an agent may assume any or all
extraordinary powers, and by his acts bind his prin
cipals hence it is important to observe the charac
ter of powers, which may, under such circumstan
ces, be assumed, and the incidental relationship
which they bear to the powers actually conferred.
Thus it is said, a factor will be justified in devia
ting from his orders, directing him to sell at a stip
ulated price, if the goods ace of a perishable nature,
and the sale is indispensable to prevent a total or
further loss. Here the extraordinary power assumed
by the agent is, not to sell that had been expressly
conferred, but to deviate from his orders in accept
ing a price differing from the one stipulated by his
principles. " If goods are perishablo and perish-
fag" or -if they ate acddentaHy injured and must
be sold to prevent further loss," the agaat mar de
viate from hi instructions aa to the time or nri tt
wurcu uie t w wvua. oowever, another
difficulty springs up, that of determining whether
these latter cases apply to questions as between th
principal and agent in determining the duties and
obligations 01 tne agent to the principal, or as be
tween the principal and third persons in determin-
,1. l:J! 1 ? 1 -. m . . . ,
ing me oinuing vanuiiy 01 me acts 01 uie agents.
It is said the master of a ship ia cases of necessi
ty, acquires a superinduced authority over the ship
and cargo, which does not belong to his general
agency, ana circumstances may arise nnder the ne
cessities of which he would be authorized to sell
both ship and cargo, but it seems to us the better
opinion is, this is an incidental power pertaining to
his office as master of the ship, conferred upon him
by usage, which may be exercised in cases of neces
sity, and in no other instance as we believe may an
agent assume a power as distinct from, and inde
pendent of the power conferred, as the power to sell
is from the power to tuy and ship, and by his acts
in the exercise of such assumed power bind his prin
We think Cordon had the power under the cir
cumstances, to take care of the wheat, and to em
ploy hands or such other means as may have been
necessary to have it taken out of the water and pre
served, for the purpose of preventing a total injury
or total loss, and to this extent his principals would
hare been bound by his acts. But we are of the
opinion he did not have the power to sell the wheat,
because of any thine apparent in the record.
It may be true that an agent may acquire such an
interest in the property as will authorize him to sell
iu out no sucn interest is suown to nave exieteu m
this instance. Hence the principle does not apply.
Neither was the charge given with reference to any
such supposed interest, but was given with reference
alone to lhe extraordinary powers which it was sup
posed the ageut might rightfully exercise, under the
But another question is presented in this record
for our consideration. The defendant caused to be
taken and placed on file the deposition of one M
jj. urasty, to ine reading oi wnicn me piaiuuu c.-cented.
Because the deposition of the some witness had
been previously taken by the defendants, which had
been excepted to and excluded, and that this depo-
... . . . . ... ... m 1 iu..
sition had been taken witnout me niing 01 any otuer
additional interrogatories or giving any notice of
such having been filed subsequently to the rejection
of the original deposition, and because no notice
had been given to the plaintifls of the time and
place of taking the same.
The record is singularly defective, and its inspec
tion might serve as a useful commentary upon the
prevailing carelessness, which has everywhere crept
into our presence, or the imperfect, confused, and
bungling manner in which records are frequently
transcribed. The caption and the deposition on its
face shows it was taken upon interrogatories but
from whence they came, what they are by whom,
whence, or where they were filed, does not appear
they do not accompany the deposition, nor are they
transmitted into the record, nor does it appear, ex
cept from the exception itself, that any interrogato
ries have ever been filed in the cause, or that any
notice of such has ever been given. The caption re
cites that it was taken in Pope county, in the State
of Illinois, on the 14th day of June, 1859, and the
certificate of the Justice of the Peace appended to
the deposition is dated on the 24th day of October,
1859, a period of more than four months after it
purports to have been taken, and although the read
ing of the deposition was expected to, because it had
not been filed in time, the record fails to show when
it was filed, or when the exceptions were filed, but
it does show that on the 25th of March, 1861, the
Clerk sustained the exceptions first above mention
ed, from whose action the defendants appealed to the
Court, who overruled the exceptions, and that the
deposition was read.
If, from what has been stated, it can be said to
appear the deposition has in fact been taken upon
interrogatories filed in the cause, and under the cir
cumstances as stated in the exceptions, . we think
that the filing of interrogatories and giving notice
thereof under section 3855 of the Code, is in lieu of
the notice of the time and place of taking the depo
sition required by other sections of the Code; and
when the deposition of the witness has been once
taken upon such interrogatories, all the efficacy of
such interrogatories and notice in giving the party
the right to take the deposition is exhausted, and
the party has no right to retake the deposition for
any cause without refiling the original, or filing ad
ditional interrogatories and giving the opposite par
ty the notice as required by the section of the Code
before referred to, and, therefore, the exception
should have been sustained. And if the deposition
was not taken upon interrogatories, and in the man
ner as stated in the exception, then plaintiff's excep
tions, for want of notice, was well taken, and should
have been sustained. We think the court erred in
overruling the exceptions, and in permitting the
deposition to bo read.
' The judgment of the Circuit Court will be revers
ed, and the cause remained for a new trial.
Attest : J. G. Fraer, Clerk.
The Virginia Senate has passed a bill fixing the
salary of the Govornor of that State at $5,000per
John Wniiaau, AdmY, vs. J. W. Prey and ethers,
THS FOLLOWING BSFO
A. PINTS Mac aB-mtdnt9 of tbta Bt, ciwrjwi
lb "biU of rvriror ' that it : WillUM B. KpW". "oj.
w. stptoa, John Kartoa. Jumi I. fitD,
Nipta, Hmtt t. Itepton. Mary t. Napton, Wtlliajto
Kaptoa. Lawia W. Naptoa. franklia V. Kapcoa. I lortra
na pnoucattoa t BA for four laoeewi'" waeaa w
Iow a Waif, notifying uld defendant to appear betora tna
Chancery Conrt at KnoxTille, on th Ant Monday of April
.,," "er ak Mm to too 6U1, or too name
r... ttken fcr eonfcaatKt aa to taaia, and Mt for b-aria !
Prw. A copy of the ordn. I & TiZADERirK. C. M.
3ruca A Coot va. John II P.rt.r .nfl nfWt "
TU52EF,ENDANTS. JSO. H. Pamu '
-A. ml Owrn Firktr. ... ;J..-. -
low neeesaiT. wMka la BrowaiowA w -ZT Zl
fendantt to appear beforo th Ch.nr.-. " ,..
on tha flrat Monday ot April nwtTVS jaiV
a.f.n.a to th. kill, or th. n. iu b. Uk"Vr DflL5 1.
to thn, and aet for hearing, ex part.. A e oPT of th.Trd.r
It. A. BKADKKICK, C. M.
E. 1L, Pattuan and others vs. A. Davidaoha nndathata.
THE DEFENDANT, A. DAVIDSOHN
A. being a aonrwident of thin State, aa charged ia th. bill':
It ia ordered that publication b. mad. for (oar tnccataiT.
week la Brownlow'i Whig, notifying aaid defendant to appear
before tbe Chanrrey Conrt at Kaoxviil., on tha Srat Moa!ay
of April next, then and there to make defense to th. bill, or
the aame will be taken fcr conresaed aa 10 mm, ana et for
hearing ex parte. A copy of the order.
D. A. UKADEBICK, C. k H.
Hugh Garner, Ex'r, vs. Joeeph Cox and others.
THE RESPONDENT, JAMES COX,
All tho Generals in the Revolutionary army
were masons, except Benedict Arnold.
Fine Cigars at retail and wholesale, at King's
Old Corner. decl'03m
Thk cheapest and hest Tohacco and Cigars in the
city, at King s Old Corner.
jan3-2m J. H. Fkssixdkn & Co.
VAN GILDER, Agent,
STATEMENT OP THE CONDITION
TRAVELERS' INSURANCE CO.
OF HARTFORD, COSNn
On the Thirtieth day of Decemher, 1865.
1st. The name of this Company is TutiTA hubs' I.wbam.b
Coxrtst, is located at Hartford, Conn, and was incorporated
June 17, 163.
2d. The amount of Capital Stock ia SWO.OOO 00
3d. " " " raid op ie eoo,ooo 00
4th. I'nih on hand and in Bank 3)
Caih in hands of Agents, and in
course of transmirsion jtyjuo w
Amount loaned on Personal seeu-
rity 64,200 00
Accumulated Interest on Loans... 7,534 74
Mucks and Bonds, as follows, via :
Far Value. Market Value.
V. "Sixes of '81,". .850,000 62,6UO
" SeTenThirties....iM),000 C4?,875
Certificates of Indebt
edness 40,000 39,000
Zj Connccticnt State
Bonds, 6 per cent.... 25,000 23,7 jO
5 Wisconsin Stat.
Bonds, e,0 J.T0O
20 Tennessee State
Bonds 20,0-J 17,I'J0
10 31. U. and. Ind. B.
K. Bonds 7 per cent., 10,0" ?,SW
R. Bonds, 7 per i.nt., 10,00 ,SO
90 Chisago Water Loan
Bonds, 20.0SO le.aon
l'O Shares American Na
tional Bank Stock,
Hartford, 5,000 o,K")
l'K) Shares City National
Bank Stock, Hartford 10.P0O I'l.JOO
Hi Shares Phu nix Na
tional Bank Stock,
Uartlord li,M 17,9s
10) Shares Tar's k M's
National Bank Stock,
Hartford l",ooe I2,lu0
5i Sharss New Britian
National Bank Stock,
New Britain 0,'X0 S.Oi.HJ
100 Shares Nassan Na
tional Bank Stock,
New York 10.'J 11,000
100 Shares Fourth Na
tienal Bank Stock,
New Y.rk 10,000 10,Ouo
f61.PS ' i0
Total Asset,.. .. H,?S?.'.'4
Sth Liabilities to Banks, or ethers due or
not dne, ww None.
6th Losses adjusted and due None-
7th Looses either unadjusted or )
Sth Adjusted and not due, f .II V0
9th Loeses in suspense, waiting further
proof, .. None.
11th. The greateat amount insured in any one ri?k.
is SIO.OOO, eicept in spwial eae. .. '
' ' r j o BATTERSON, President,
RODNEY DENNIS, Secretary,
STATE OF CON'NECTICCT,
Cocmt or HAArronr.. j '
BtarroKf, Conn., Jan. 1-th, lSee.
Then pemnnnlly appeared Jemra (i. JS?!
and Rodcey Dennis, Sretary, and erernlly made oath that
the abo Statement by them subscribed, is true according to
their best knowledge WILSON, Notary Public.
STATE OF TENNESSEE,)
CoMrrot-"a' 0rEi-r, t
Vaaheille January Itith, 1S0. )
I S W.MATcurrr, Comptroller ef the Treasury, do hereby
cnifythat th. TraT.l.r Iesuranee Company, located at
Hartford, ia the State of ConMetjcut. has predneed te me sat
Sfaetory eTWence that said Company ha. eemplied with all
the requirements ef the laws of the State of Tennessee, im
posed on Insurance Companies, and I further certify that
Jne S. Van vilaer, agent vi vvBipaaj dm aiao compuvu
with the requirements of the laws f th. Stat., mad. and
provided in such cases : Wherefore, said Traveler's Insurance
Company has authority to take risks end transact the busi
ness ef insurance in this State, at KaoxrUle.
s. n . jiaiiULl 1, vompiroii.r, iruu.
Policies Usned Sfainrt accidents by application to
J. S. TAN GILDER, Afat,
frbSf-lt Knoxrille, Tenn.
W. H. LILLARD,
Wholesale and Retail Grocer,
CLOYER SEEP, .
m BLUE GRASS SEED,
And ell kinds ef .
West Gay Street, between Cumberland and Cknrch,
KXOA VILIjfi. TXWA.l .
JL beinc a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, aa shown
In tha bill : It ia ordered that publication be made for fear
successive weeks in Brownlow'a Whig, notifying said defen
dant to appear before the Ohancery Court at Knoxville, on tbe
first Monday of April next, then and there to make defense to
the bill, or the same will be taken tor confessed aa to him, nnd
set tor hearing ex parte. A Copy of the order.
D. A. deadeki:k, C. k M.
R. M. Bartlett i Co., vs. Baldwin i. Wilson.
THE DEFE3 DAST, MARY J. Baldwin,
being a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, aa stated
in the bill : It is ordered that publication be made for four
successive weeks in Brownlow's Whig, notifying said defen
dant to appear before the Chancer Court at knoxville, on
the first Monday of April next, then and there to make defense
to the bill, or the same will be taken for confessed aa to her,
and set for hearing ex parte. A copy of the order.
feb28-4t D. A. DEADERICK, O. k U.
Thomas E. Flinn vs John Thomason.
IT AITEARLXG FROM the Affidavit
A of the plaintiff in this cause, that the defendant has re
moved himself beyond the limits of the State of Tennessee, or
so conceals himself that the ordinary process of law cannot
be served npon him : It is ordered that publication be made
for four successive weeks ia Brownlow's Whig, notifying said
defendant to appear at the Circuit Conrt for Cocke county, at
th. court house in Newport, on the first Monday after the
fourth Monday in March next, then and there to plead, an
swer, or demur to the suit and demand of th. plaintiff, or tha
same will be taken for confessed as to him, and proceeded
with ex parte.
feb38-4V U. H. BAEB, Clerk.
CHANCERY COURT JAMESTOWN
James M. Wright, Adia'r of Andrew McGinnLs dee'd,
vs. David Do&, et als.
rPHE DEFENDANTS, WM. BARTEL-
JL STON and K. T. BrysCn, being non-residents of tbe
State, and Win. Murray and Sarah his wife, W. L. Atkinson
and Elizabeth his wife, whose residences are unknown, as
charged in the bill : It is ordered that publication be mad. for
four successive weeks in Brownlow'a Whig, notifying said de
fendants to appear before the Chancery Court at Jamestown,
on the 2d Monday of April next, then and there to make their
defense to the bill, or the same will be taken for confessed,
and set for hearing ex parte as to them.
pf 5 B. O. BOWDEN, C. M.
James M. Wright, Adm'r of Andrew McGinnu, deo'd,
vs. David DeU-, et ale.
THE DEFENDANTS, WM. BARTEL
STON and R. F. Bryson, being non-residents of the
State, and Win. Murray ani Sarah his wife, W. L. Atkinson
and Elizabeth his wife, whose residences are unknown, ae
charged in tbe bill, and an Injunction having been granted :
It is ordered that publication be made for four successive
weeks in Brownlow's Whig, notifying said defendants, and all
other persons having claims against the estate of Andrew Mc
Ginnis, dee d, that they are enjoined from instituting or pros
ecuting against said James M. Wright, Adm'r aforesaid, any
suit or suits, either in law or equity.
pf S B. O. BOWDEN, C. M.
June M. Wright, Adia'r of Pleasant Miller, dee'd, vs.
Jonathan Burnett, W. Miller, et als.
THE DEFENDANTS, JONATHAN
A BURNETT and W. Miller, being non-residents of the
State, as charged in the bill: It is ordered that publication be
made for four successive weeks in Brownlow's Whig, notify
ing said defendants to appear before the Chancery Court at
Jamestown, on the 2 Monday of April next, then and there
to make their defence to the bill, or the same will De taken lor
confessed, and set for hearing ex parte as to them.
pf 5 B. O. BOWDEN, C. k M.
James M. Wright, Adm'r of Pleasant Miller, dee'd, vs.
J. Burnett, et als.
THE DEFENDANTS, JONATHAN
BURNETT and W. Miller, baing non-residents of the
State, as charged in the bill : It is ordered that publication be
made for four successive weeks in Brownlow'a Whig, notify
ing said defendants, and all other persons having claim,
against the estate of Pleasant Miller, dee'd, that they are en- 4
joined from instituting or prosecuting against said James M
Wright, Adm'r aforesaid, any suit or suits.
feb2o-4tpf 6 B. O. BOWDEN, C. k M.
CHANCERY COURT DANDRIDGE.
SALE OF LAND-
Joseph C. C. B. C. Hodges, Executors, Ac, vs. W. W.
TN OBEDIENCE TO A DECREE
A pronounced at the December Term, I860, of said court in
the above case, I will sell at the court house door in Dandridge,
on Monday, the 2d day of April next, to the highest bidder,
on a credit of six months, in bar of the right of redemption,
so much of the lands levied upon by the attachment in this
cause, as will be sufficient to pay tbe decree with interest o
costs thereon in this case. Bond and security will be required
of the purchaser, and a lien retained on said land nntil the
purchase money is fully paid.
rvb8-4t' VOL UALBKAllll, I. 31.
J. H. Donaldson vs. William Holoway.
rpHE PLAINTIFF, ON AFFIDAVIT,
-L says tho defendant is indebted to him, and so absconds
that the ordinary process cannot be served upon him, having
obtained an original attachment against the estate of the de
fendant, made returnable before o. C. Williams, a Justice of
the Peace for ulount county, and the same having been levied
on his property : It is ordered by said Justice that the defen
dant appear before him at his office in the 3d Civil District
of Blount county, on the 3d (day of April next, or it will Ins
proceeded with ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice
DO puDUeueu lor lour successive wee it 3 in urowniow m n mg.
feb28-4t- S. C. WILLIAMS, J. P.
Deannah Conn vs. John Conn. '
THE PLAINTIFF, ON AFFIDAVIT,
says the defendant is Indebted to her by account, of for-tv-fivs
dollars, and defendant having left th. Stat., or so con
ceals himself that th. ordinary process of law cannot b. asrv-
d upon him, having obtained an original attachment against
the estate of tbe defendant, made returnable bafore Win.
Sharp, a Justic. of the Psace for Grainger county, th. same
having been levied on one tract of land, lying in Grainger
county, District No. 13, adjoining the lands of Jacob Bsel.r
and .tbers : It is orderep by said Justice that th. dsf.ndant
appear before him, at his office in Grainger county, on the
last day of March, 1, or it will proceeded with ex part.
It if further ordered that this notice be published for fonr suc
cessive weeks in Brownlow's Whig.
feb-4V WM. SHARP, J. P.
E. J. SAXFORD A
WU0LESALE RETAIL DRUG-
Opposite the First National Bank,
fcb&tf KSOXVILLE, TE.V.V.
Dr. JOHN C. M1AOR,
A GRADUATE OF THE COLLEGE OF
Physicians and Surgeons, and formerly connected
with Dr. Willard Parker of New York, respectfully offers his
professional service, to the community in all the branches of
Surgery and Medicine. Office over the First National Baak.
joil c. ?ii.oit, n. i.
STATE ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL
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accurate and scientific methods. Office over tbe First Nation
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OR A FRESH SUPPLY OF GARDEN
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Eruptions, Pimples or Blotches on the face. Ulcers Run
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ESP EBANDIEU. feb28-4t
Auction Sale of Lumber and Shingles.
Offici Assistant Qr arte roaster U. S. A.,?
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 21, 135(5 J
TWILL sell at public Auction on Monday, March 5th,
1868. at 9 o'clock A. M., at the Government Lumber
Yard neat- the Georgia Depot, a large lot of Lumber and
TERii: Cash, in t. . tunas.
. TH0S. J. CARLILE.
feb2S-tf. Brevet Major and A. Q.M.
SALE OF LAND.
AT THE COURT-HOUSE 131 KNOXVILLE, I
will sell at publw sale on the 2d dav of April. If Sri
the tract of land known as the Hick ay Farm on thir
creek, five miles from Knoxville, joining the lands o f
Mr. Jas. Murray, Mr. Nickle, and the Hilbman farm
Terms, one half of the money down, and the remainder
on a credit of two years with interest from date of sale,
and security and a lien retained on the land nntil pay
ment of the whole.
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