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BBOWBXOW, HAWS & CO., Publishers.
"The anion of lakes the union of lands
The union of States none can sever
The nn'.on of hearts the union of hands
And the flag of our Union forever."
Knoxville, Tenn.v May 2, 1866.
C. S. HtBBARP, No. 24, Broad Street, Boston, Mass..
i' our regularly appointed agent to receive subscriptions
tor our paper in the States of Connecticut and Massa
ibusetu. The Whig can be bad every week at the Newt
Depot of K. H. Singleton, Poet Office Building
aehrille, Tcnn.
Col. John II. -James, Chief (Quartermaster of
the District of East Tennesseo, is authorized to re
ceive payment for subscriptions to this paper.
Louis McGlacixiit is authorized to act as our
agent along the whole Pacific Coast. Ilis address
i- 6an Francisco, California.
PROCEEDINGS
or THE
Sttf. -ification. In this, that he, Isham Henderson,
late a contractor engaged in furnishing mules to the
United States Government, for the use of the mili
tary service thereof, did, 'whilst inch contractor, in
time of war, having conspired with Wm. McKay
Hoce, a Government employee, to cheat and defraud
the United States Government, by forging, or pro
curing to be forged, receipts for mules alleged to
have been delivered by said Henderson to the Uni-
otates government, as contractor aforesaid, in fur- i
therance of said conspiracy, knowingly.feloniously, J
namof Henry S VulntendTnt oraU ! ThuUy, the ad day of May, 1866, the peo-
in me quartermaster s Department at iNasuvuie, j pj AtuutMCUJ UOiCba,,TO
EAST TMN. COXVEXTIOJi,
Held at Knoxville, May 3d & 4th, 1866.
Prentice, Henderson & Osborne."
This is the name of a firm of edito rs and publish
rs in Kentucky, who run that three-faced and
prostituted concern, known as the Louisville Journal,
a paper, which, during the rebellion, has ben on
both sides of tho question. Its corrupt, drunken,
debauched old head, Prentice, remained in Kentucky
during the war intriguing for large contract with
the Federal Government, furnishing mule, corn,
guns and pistols, and following on tho heels of the
Army of the Cumberland with permits to sell all
tho goods he could engage for a per cent from the
'wners. His sons, meanwhile, went into the rebel
-crvice one run tho blockade with pistols for the
rubels, while the other was in Morgan s command
collecting horses and mules. Were tbee turned
over to the Senior Swindler of the Journal office,
to be sold to the United States Army in Nashville?
Ltt what follows answer the question.
The court martial sitting in Nashville, Gen. Gil
lem presiding, is developing some of the most as
tounding frauds and forgeries perpetrated since the
TVsr commenced, in which this Louisville Journal
Irlo figures largely, in the person of hkam Hender
son. This swindler by power of attorney from the
old whiskey-rottfd Prentice, was under bonds to
report to Major General Thomas, and failing to do
so, tho General, by telegraph, ordered the Post
Commandant at Louisville to arrest the mult? trader
and send him under guard to Nashville to be tried,
Accordingly Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, commanding the
Department of Kentucky, brought the represent" lire
of the Journal office up standing, on the evening of
the 23d of April, saying to tho Judge Advocate,
" Here t your mult." But Gen. Davis, on tho 2 1th,
had a writ of kabeat corpus s- rved on him from
United States Court in favor of lL.-ndcrson. and the
General, in accordance with the instructions of Gen
Thomas, refused to obey the writ. AVc espeel to
hoar the old driveling corruplionist of the Journal
office, howl over the despotism of a military court!
And as tho concern is dependant on the President
for nardoiu wo inav look for lh-j Journal to extol the
A r a.
President to the skies for his talents, a irtues, patri
.i?Uttv ,-onr.ifn find firmness. Indeed, ir. view of
tho chances of this rlr't breaking into the Penitcn
tiary for their large and criminal frauds, they took
time by the forelock, and began their extravagant
praise of tho President as soon as Lincoln was as
rafsinated.
It seems that Henderson waa louuJ in a bond of
$!0,000, to arpesr at Nashville, Otboruc, of the
Journal, being his security. Tho old bell-weather
cf the firm, kept out in order to hide appearances.
Trentico makes the contracts, Henderson does the
-riidling, and Osborne goes security, in case Hen
derson is caught. How must poor Henderson feel
toward Prentice, in view of his incarceration in our
Elate Prison? Should he live to servo his time out,
it will be said of him as it was of Ingoldsby's le
gendary Cardinal :
He cursed him al board, hu cur.-cd hiin in bcu,
From the soul of his loot to the crown of his htad;
He cursed bim in sleeping that very night
He ?hould dream of the Devil and wake iu a fright :
He enreed bim in eating, he cursed hiin drinking ;
He curbed him in coughing, in sneezing, in winking :
He cursed him in sitting, in standing, in ljing ;
He cursed him in walking, in riding, in flying,
He cursed hiva in living, he cursed him in dying !
Never was heard such a terrible cure :
But what gave rise
To no little surprise,
Nobody accrued ona penny the worn -
cept the Quartermaster's Department except
Uncle Sam, and he is minus some money and mules,
which the Journal offico will resist the refunding of,
by writs of hebecs corp'i, and direct appeals, to the
President!
The offender standing out in bold relief in this
huge swindle, is George D. Printiec, although ho
has managed thus far to keep his head out of the
halter. George D. Prentice ! the embodiment of all
that is mercinary, intemperate and corrupt! George
D. Prentice ! the butt-cut of Original in, the upper-crust
of all nastincss a miscrublo old broken-down
hack, steeped to the nose and chin in per
sonal and political profligacy, lot to all sense of
honor and shame, and Mind to all the obligations of
patriotism! He v.as recently a candidate for Pub
lic Printer before the Kentucky Legislature, and
received three vol-.t. Thus the Legilatur.- of his
State is driving him into these mule trades !
But to the case of Henderson. He is, at the time
of this writing, on trial in N ashville, having been
delivered under a strong guard, to the military
court. Ho cbjocteJ to ach member of the court,
...imiwifvi of th rtc n officers, on the ciound that
v J
ihv vnra nroiudiccd airiiinst him in advance. His
I J -J
objections were over-ruled, und he is to answer to
the following specifications and charges, published
in the Nashville papers :
CeakoE 1st. Unlawfully entering into an agrce
'ment, combination and conspiracy with one William
MeKay Hoge, a government employee, in time of
war, to cheat and defraud the Government of the
United States, and the Quartermaster's Department
thereof, by obtaining, or aiding and assis:ing to ob
tain, the payment and allowance of false, fraudu
lent and fictitious claims against the Government of
the United States, in violation of Act of Congress,
approved March 2d, 103.
Spteijicction 1st In this, that he, lshani Hender
son, late a contractor engaged in furnishing mules
to tie United States Government, for tho use of the
service thereof, did, while such contractor, and in
time of war, unlawfully and feloniously, for the
purpose of defrauding the United States Govern
ment and the Quartermaster's Department thereof,
eater into an agreement, combination and conspira
cy with one William McKay Hoge, a government
employee, to cheat and defraud the United States
Government and the Qaartermaster's Department
thereof, b forging or procuring to bo forged the
name H. feruner a government employee, in the
service of the Quartermaster's Department, at Nash
ville, Tcnn., as Superintendent of corrals, to cer
tain receipts for mules, alleged to have been delivered
by tho said Henderson to the United States Govern
ment for the uso of the military service as contrac
tor as aforesaid, and uttering the same 8s genuine
for the purpose of presenting such receipts to the
proper authorities to obtain vouchers for the num
ber of males mentioned in the same for the pur
uose of obtaining payment thereon. This at or
near Nashville, Tcnn., on or about, and during the
months of July and August, 1864.
Spccincctien 2d. In this, that he, lsham Hender
son, late a contractor engaged in furnishing mules
to the United States Government for the use of the
military service thereof, did, while such contractor,
and in time of war, unlawfully and feloniously, and
for tie purpose of cheating and defrading the Uni
ted States Government and the Quartermasters De
partment thereof, combine and confederate, and did
enter into an agreement, combination and conspira
cy with one William McKay Hoge, a Government
employee, to cheat and defraud the Government of
the United States and the Quartermaster's Depart
ment thereof, by making or procuring to be made,
a false, fraudulent and ficticious receipt purporting
to be sign' d by Henry IJruner, the said Henry Cru
ner being at the same time in the employ of the
Quartermaster's Drpartment. at Nashville, Tennes
see, as superintendent of corrals, bearing date on or
about the 4th day of August, 1804, and to the tenor
and effect that he, the said lsham Henderson, had
delivered to the United States Government as con
tractor as afor-iaid, one hundred and sixty-two
mules, or thereabouts, and was entitled to pay ihere
for from the United States, and by means' of uch
false, fraudulent, and fictitious receipt, and at the
a me time well knowing the tame to be false, fraud
ulent and fictitious, obtaining from the Quart mas
ter's Department of the United Suu-s the sum ot
$V4,300 or thereabouts. This at or near Narbville,
Tenn, on or about tho 4th day of August, 1 C4.
Chakgk 2d. Forging or procuring to be f..rgd,
recniuts for ir-; alleged to have been delivered u
Tennessee, to a certain receipt for one hundred and
sixty-two mules, or thereabouts, alleged to have
been furnished by the said Henderson as contractor,
which receipt was of the following, to-wit :
Nashville, Tcnn., August 4, 186i.
Inspected and received from lshani Henderson
(162) one hundred atd sixty-two serviceable mules.
II. UBUJfER,
per Hoge, Clerk.
or of figures and words to that effect ; and did utter
the same as true and genuine, for the purpose ol
obtaining, or aiding in obtaining, the payment of a
false, fraudulent and fictitious claim against the
Government of the United States and the Quarter
master's Department thereof. This at or near Nash
ville, Tcnn., on or about the 1th day of August,
1S64.
Charge 3d. Presenting or causing to be pre
bented for payment to an officer of United States,
in time of war, a false, fraudulent and fictitious
claim against the United States, knowing the same
to be falee, fraudulent and fictitious, in violation of
Act of Congress approved March 2d, 1863.
Specification. In this, that he, lsham Henderson,
late a contractor engaged in furnishing mules to
the United States Government, for the uso of the
military service thereof, did, in time of war, while
such contractor, having conspired and confederated
with Wm. McKay Hoge, a government employee,
to cheat and defraud the Government of the Uni
ted States, by obtaining, or aiding to obtain, the
payment of false, fraudulent, and fictitious claims
against the United States, and the Quartermaster's
Department thereof, present, or cause to be presen
ted, to an officer of the United States, for payment,
a false, fraudulent, and fictitious claim against the
United States and the Quartermaster thereof for
the number of one hundred and sixty-two mules, or
thereabouts, of great value, to-wit: $24,300, or there
abouts, alleged to have bnen delivered by the said
Henderson, as contracter aforesaid, tho said Hen
derson well knowing at tho same time that the
claim aforesaid was false, fraudulent, and fictitious,
and that the mule aforesaid had not been delivered
as alleged ; and further, that the said Henderson
did actually receive payment on said claim, where
by the Government of the United States was de
frauded to the amount of $24,300, or thereabouts.
This at or near Nashville, Tcnn., on or about the
6th day of August, lEGr..
be
Rejection of Cave Johnson.
The Senate by a vote of 12 to 7, refused Hon.
Cave Johnson a seal in that body. Mr. Johnson
was allowed to ad vocato his cuasc iu a speech of
more than one hour. He damaged his cause by
speaking. He justitied the Military League ap
proved tho Rebellion eulogized the Southern
troops for bravery and patriotism boasted that he
had three sons in the Southern army and denied
that the negroes were lawfully emancipated. We
respect Mr. Johnson for his bold and open avowal
of rebel sentiments and purposes, as he only put
forth what is in all their leading men.
Fru ier, of Knox, made a speech in Johnson's
defens not representing Knox and Koane, but his
own wishes. The vote rejecting Johnson, was as i
follows :
Ayes Aldridi;e, Bossou, Cute, Case. Hal!, Keith,
McKinney, McElwcc, Powell, Senter, Trimble and
Speaker Fricrson 12.
Noes Carrigan, Fra.ier of Wilson, Fraaier of
Knox, Johnson, McFarland, Nelson and Smith 7.
in Convention at Knoxville, in accordance with the
following call issued some two weeks since :
To the Po.ple of East Tennessee :
We, the undersigned, citizens of East Tennessee,
in view of the irreconcilable differences of opinion
heretofore and now existing between our people and
those of the other grand Divisions of the State, and
looking to the formation, in a Constitutional mode,
of a new State to be called East Tennessee, do
v,,,.v. t,Tt nfl n.im the first Thursday m May
next, beingthe third day thereof, for the people of
East Tennessee, ana oi sucn oiuer uu..a
to join us, to assemble in Convention at Knoxville,
by their delegates duly appointed or chosen, not ex
hundred Qualified voters,
for the purposo of memoralizing the Legislature for
leave to form a new btate, or to w.o
steps looking to that end as the Convention may, in
its wisdom, deem proper and advisable. .
We respectfully ask the people of the different
counties to appoint their aeiegaies as owu
ble, so that the action oi me uonveuuou iuaj
laid before the Legislature before it adjourns.
Jas. M. Meek, of Jefferson county.
Wm. Galbraith, of Jefferson county.
James P. Swann, of Jefferson county.
K. K. Butler, of Johnson county.
John Caldwell, of Sevier county.
II. C. Smith, of Carter county.
John W. Tipton, of Carter county.
S. A. Rogers, of Roane county.
N. A. Patterson, of Roane county.
C. A. Eames, of Washington county.
H. A. Kelly, of Washington county.
D. T. Wilds, of Washington county.
L. C. Hoss, of Washington county.
Dr. G. R. Brandow, of Scott county.
Wm. Hunt, of Bradley county.
S. Hambright, of Bradley county.
Thomas J. Moore, of Monroe county.
J. H. Pickle, of Monroe county.
Isaac Benson, of McMinn county.
Wm. P. Jones, of Grainger county.
James A. Byrd, of Grainger county.
D. C. Trewhitt, of Hamilton county.
Russel M. Hamon, of Campbell county
P. N. Roddy, of Claibourne county.
M. L. Patterson, of Greene county.
James Britton, of Greene county.
David K. Young, of Anderson county.
L. C. Houk, of Anderson county.
S. R. Rodgers, of Knox county.
Thos. A. R. Nelson, of Knox county.
Joseph A. Cooper, of Knox county.
O. P. Temple, of Knox county.
James Rodgers. of Knox county.
S. H. Smith, of Knox county.
L. S. Trowbridge, of Knox county.
John B. Brownlow, of Knox county.
Perez Dickinson, of Knox county.
Joseph A. Mabry, of Knox county.
W. M. Daniel, of Knox county.
John Looney, of Knox county.
William Rule, ot Knox county.
M. D. Bcarden, of Knox county. j
E. Goetz, of Knox county. ,
V. J. Koehlcr, of Knox county.
Paul Sturm, of Knox county. 1
The Convention met at the Court Uouso at 12 M, J
and was called to order by tho Hon. Saml. R. Rodg- j
ers on whoso motion non. John McGaughey, of
Greene county, was called to the Chair temporarily,
Wm. French:
SamT. C. Gass, -.
Wm. 6 Jbraith,
B. F. Franklin, ;
Robert Burchfield,
John Hindoo,
George M Elliott,:. ;
Wm. H. Eckle, t
John B. Denton, ;
A. R. Meek,
Dr John P. Mathes,
Col. E. A. Sawyer.-,
J. M. Thornburgh,
Dr. A. Blackburn,.
Col. J. B. Minnis,
Col. Jno. R. Branper,
mohboe
Isaao DelUeman -
John Breck,
J. C. Montgomery;
A. Barb, :
Rev. J. A. Hyden.
M. L. Phillips, i
M. D. Anderson, i
Hon. Wm. L. Ada-is,
James Gettys,
J. II. McGill,
fci'i
Dr. Elbert Shipley-;
JBFTIBSOS COUHTT.
' S. J. Newman,
CoL Jno. Talbot,
Jno. C. Tate,
Moms Skeen,
S. M. Sawyers,
Wilsoa C. Witt,
' Philip Mo&ier, .
W. S. Reese,
$ Alex. Williams,
George W. McUhee,
Garret Lane,
Wm. Courtney,
Pleasant Horner,
Iiaao P. Haan,
Dr. J. J. Johnson,
Capt. C. C. Brown.
C0C5TY.
William Smith,
Samuel Johnson,
G. C. Dongan.
C0C5TY.
Stephen Sharetts,
0. P. Hall,
A. J. Peters,
S. M. Henderson,
Andrew Hutscll,
Elijah Ilutsell.
Isaac R. Xight.
James T. Griffith.
Sam'l. Hutsell
"roLK cocsty.
CoL J-.hn B. Brownlow, (Alternate.)
;;0A-E COCSTY.
May II. M. Alexander, F. Bcals,
X. A. Pattcrsou. ; K. P- Eaton,
SC0TI COCNTT.
Dr. G. r. Brandow.
-HINGTON COl.NTV.
Dr. L. Tucker,
J. J. Yeager.
WA:
Capt. X. Hacker. :
J. Melton ScudJer,-
Nat. B. Owens,
Hon. S. E. Griffith:
Dr. R- Humphrey?,
S. J. W. Luckey,
Capt. G. E. Gri-h:.'ui,
Dr. W. W. BovelV
Cap'. X. McLaughlin,
Lt. G. W. Douglas?,
Capt. John W. Edwards,
Capt. T. W. McKea,
Edward H. West,
Dr. C. Wheeler,
Lt. Jacob Leah,
Lt. Henry Hots.
Henry Johnson,
Dr. M. L. D. Boretng,
P. M. Reeves,
John R. Ppurgin,
Thomas McAdauif,:
John West.
William 0. Spurgin,
Dr. Wm. Hale,
Capt. George McPberaon,
Cept. Peters,
Lt. H. M. Walker,
Dr. I. A. Branscom,
Capt Bailey,
Joseph Keebler,
Montgomery Mitchell,
D. T. Wilds,
Col. C. . Earned,
Wm. CoSinan,
John A. Wilds,
Maj. Bradshaw,
Maj. George W. Luttrell,
Cramp Smith,
L. C. Hoss,
Lt. Henry A. Kellv,
Lt. S. C. AIoreley.
J mil la naturallv better than hers, our climate is beU
ter, our productions much mora varied, our mine
ral resources mnniteiy greater , m iwu, pos
sess every natural advantage over her except the
single one of not being washed by the waves of the
ocean. Industry, skill and enterprise applied to
manufactures, navgiation and the improvement of
a. nnnr and tin Wind noil, have made her what (he is.
The same industry, skill and enterprise, applied 'in j
developing the wonderful mineral, manufacturing I
and agricultural resources of East Tennessee, com
bined with universal education, will make her leap
forward with the elastic vigor of renewed youth.
Already she is attracting immigration and capital.
Vast numbers are ready to come, and now only
wait to see whether the State is again to pass under
the domination of those lately in arms against the
government If so, they will remain away. But
give us a new State, and they will come from every
quarter, with industry, skill and capital, to aid in
bringing forth from their secret places our petro
leum, iron. coDDer. zinc lead, coal and marble, und
I in building up towns, cities, manufactures, roads,
schools, colleges and churches.
Too poor to bear the expenses of a separate State ?
It is a slander. We are the richest people in the
world. All we need is the energy to stretch forth
our arms, and receive the rich legacies of the Crea
tor. '
But is it quite certain that our taxes will be in
creased by the formation of a new State? Will
. . i. - , 1 i T , . ,
tney not De aimimsnea : ia . considering iuto
Questions let it be borne in mind that our slaves
heretofore constituted a iracuon less man one-imra
in value of the taxable property of the State. That
source of taxation is gone. The loss falls on the
different divisions of the btate as louows :
East Tennessee, $10,558,53; Middle Tennessee,
$57,077,960; West Tennessee, $47,972,942.
Thus, while we lose trom mat source in me ratio
of one dollar, Middle Tennessee loses near six dol
lars, and West Tennessee near five dollars. While
we lose as a source of taxation $10,558,652, the two
other divisions of the State lose in the aggregate
$105,050,902, or more than ten dollars to our one.
It appears then that :they are much poorer than
thv were before the war. while we are relatively
much richer. Tb wealth of the other divisions of
the State, and especially that of Middle Tenness ee,
Si" t ot STY.
John W. Turner,
James H. Turner,
Alfred Sharp,
Elijah Evans,
Moses Longiuire,
J. G. Palmer.
M. V. Xash,
R. J. Russell,
mem
were preset. 'ted:
Knoxiille and Cincinnati Kailroad.
A great meeting was hold in Cincinnati recently
by the public spirit-J and wealthy men of that city.
In a dispatch from Cincinnati, which we publish be
low is a synopsis of the proceeding. The dispatch
says
' Tho railroad to Knoxville is a iixed lact. A
splendid meeting was held atlhe Chamber of Com
merce to-night, at which he subscriptions amount
ed to tho magnificent sum of one million three hun
dred thousand dollars. The Little Miami Railroad
subscribed $100,000; its Columbus connections $100.
000 ; the Dyton Railroad, including the Atlantic
and Great Western, $100,000; the Covington and
Luington, $30,000, Nicholasville branch (which U
backed by D. Sinton, a millionaire of this city,)
$500,000; individual subscriptions 100,000. The
last sum will bo greatly augmented during tho week,
manv business men having expressed their inten
tion of subscribing when the enterprise takes defi
nite ihaDC. The speeches made on tne occasion
promised tho speediest construction of the road ( '
and Col. M- L. Patterson appointed Secretary pro
tern. After a few remarks by tho Uhair loucmng ;
tho object of the meeting, a Committee, consisting
i . x x r i
of N. B. Owens, ot ivasnmgton, i. j. v,rawuru, vi
Knox, David Goddard, of Blount, N. A. Patterson,
of Roane, and P. N. Roddy, of Claibourno, was ap-
nnintod to renort officers for the permanent organi
zation of the Convention. At the suggestion of
lion. Saml. R. Rodgers, tho Chair directei the va
rious delegations to report, through one of their
Hardin Skagfj,
J. S. Grubbs, :
Jacob Smith,
Dr. Sam'l. Adkin-, j
L. R. Cordcn, :
Lawson DatuewiruJ,"
Claiborne Caruc-,
John Bright. ;
Capt. James Led:;or;vjod.
The Convention then adjourned until 2 o'clock)
P. M.
J o'clock, r. m.
T"vnn its nvassonibli nr, the. Convention was
opened with praver by the Rev? J. Albert Hyden
The Committee on permanent organization,
through their Chairman, A. B. Uwens, then submit
ted the following report:
President Hon. S, R. Rodgers, of Knox.
Vice-PresidenU Hon. E. T. Hall, of Knox.
lion. L. Adams, of McMinn.
Perez Dickibson, of Knox.
Principal Secretary H. L. Patterson, of Greene.
Asst. Secretary ix. Ju. iiiKen, oi aui.
M. L. Phillips, of McMinn. f
iohn B. Brownlow, of Knox.
Geo. E. Grisham, of Washington.
David M. Nelson, of Bradley.
On motiwii. report -was unanimously adopted.
The President then addressed the Convention in
some forcible and appropriate remarks, explaining
the object for which the Convention was assembled,
and urging the measure of erecting a new State, to
be composed of the Eastern Division of Tennessee,
upon the grounds of;tho geographical isolation of
East Tennessee from the other divisions of the State,
!nd the dissimilaritv of their interests dwelling,
with especial emphasis, upon the impropriety of
from the organization of the State government np
to the present time, clearly demonstrating that the
privilege of paying taxes for the improvement of
those sections alone is the only benefit ever derived
by East Tennessee.
He was followed by Hon. Thos. A. R. Nelson, in
a most telling speech, replete with historical knowl
edge, statistical facts, classical allusions and logical
oSnMSa uffipimt to convince the most skeptical
of the propriety and expediency of the formation of
the proposed State. ,
At this stage of the proceedings h. A. James, oi
Hamilton, offered in lieu the louowing nao'u"ua .
Brsolved, That we, the delegates from the differ
ent counties of East Tennessee, in Convention as
sembled, do think it injudicious, at this time, to form
a separate State out of what is fcnown as masi j-ou
tlMOOA
Resolved. That as the question is not yet decided
by Congress whether Tennessee is a State, that we
hud Tetter seek to restore the whole State to her
orie'nal status in the great galaxy of States before
We attempt W estaoiisa a scparaio wimiu mo
territory of the same.
n mntinn of CbdL J. M. Scudder, ot Washing
ton, they were tabled by a most decided vote, and
pending the consideration of the resolutions offered
bv the Committee, the Convention adjourned until
to-morrow morning, ? u tiuviv.
SKCOSD DAY.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment The
TTnnnrabla President in the Chair. The minutes of
lhA nrevious dav were read, and after a slight amend
... . , . or j i V
ment relative to resolutions euereu oy luomuer
fmm Hamilton, were approved. To obtain the sense
nf iha Hnnvpntion as to the preamble and resolu
tions reported by the Committee on the first day,
Col. O. P. Temple, after remarKS oy several gentio
tn ah. called for the previous question, which, being
brought to a vote, procured the adoption of the re
rwirt with but four disaentimj voices. On motion of
Col. U. x . xempie, tne vnair was numunicu buu
directed, as provided for in tho 3d resolution, to ap
point a Committee of fifteen who should draft an
address to the people of East Tennessee. The Chair
appointed on said Committee tne iouowing nameu
gentlemen: iion. inos. a. iw xieisou, nov. iuu
W. Humes, John Smith and Gen. Joseph A. Cooper
themselves to a fine of five dollars, to be recovered
by warrant, on conviction oeiore tne Mayor, R-
1 Af till rif f T . - ....
n - - . .. . . 1 , - W ...
Bee. 3. Be it oraainea oy me Mayor ana Aidtrmen
of the Corporation of the City of KnoxviUe, That
this ordinance shall be in force from and after the
1st dav of May next, and that bills or posters be
printed and stuck up at the most public places in
the city.
and'
and
is. to a great extent, the result of the expenditure of of Knox ; Jno. Caldwell, of Sevier; Rich Wheeler,
the people s money, ana ours witn it, in Duuai ng
railroads, turnpiKe roaas, ana puuiic uuuumgo, u
that section, thus enhancing the value of their lands.
We have paid our part of the $1,228,356 66, to build
her turnpike roads, while we have not received one
cent for nat puipose.
Let us now look at some facts and figures,
approximate as nearly as wo can the income
expenses ot a new otate.
In 1860 the taxable property of EasL
Tennessee was valued at $64,378,480.
Multiply that by 25 cents on the hun
dred dollars, the present rate of taxa
tion for State purposes, and it gives in
taxes $160,964
35,533 polls, the number in 1860, at one
dollar each, gives
The taxes received from the County, Cir
cuit and Chancery Court Clerks, as
taxes on law suits, on privileges, li
censes, on land and town lota register
ed, &c, will amount, on an average
of $2,000 00, to each county, and thir
ty counties to the sum of. 60,000
Knox county pays this year alone in this
.1 . ffno Ann in XfAVSnr . tflot
Way, aUUUli fuvu w. iuaoiug a. www
of income of ;
OBITUARY.
Died, at her n-aidrnce in Tsmw-11, C1iboreoaatT, on th
9th of April, IS'. Mn. LIZ.It i. HOLLINGSWOSTH, wife
of Licutenaot Jame J. Hollinpwortb, afur apaiafol illaen
of ot-Teral w k duration.
The deceased was an amiable, bigh-minde-i; woman, aad was
esteemed by all who knew her. She left an inUnt bat a few
week's old, aad a hatband, and relation, and .maoy frieada.
to mourn her lo-s. It is gratifying to her frieadi to kaow that
before she died profrsvd religion, and left ni for a lift of
glorious immortality .
SPECIAL NOTICES.
AX.Ei.tt
TTD
35,533 00
00
of Campbell : Hon. John McGaughey, of Greene
Hnn. s. J. Lnciv. oi w asnincrton : i. j. uuibii-
watArs. of Hawkins: M. L. Phillips and Rev. J. A.
Hvden. of ilcMinn: Hon. u. V. xrewniu, oi Ham
ilton, Dr. William Hunt, of Bradley; Hon. James
. ' 1 a Tlaa C
P. Swaan, ot Jenerson; ana jm. .v. .rauarsou, ui
Roane. ...
Uoon the suszestion of Mai. V m. M. Alexander,
of Roane, a contribution of money was made to de
fray the expense ot placing tne proceeaings oi tne
Convention in pamphlet form before the people.
The Chair then announced the following Commit
tee, who, with himself, should proceed at once to
Nashville to memoranze tne legislature wuu re-
5ard to the formation of the new State : Hon. S.
. W. Luckey and A. B. Owens, of Washington;
Gen. Joseph A. Cooper, of Knox; M. L. Phillips,
of McMinn ; Hon. D. C. Trewhitt, of Hamilton ;
John Caldwell, of Sevier, Hon. L. C. Houk, of An
derson; and Maj. Wm. M. Alexander, of Koane.
Col. O. r. Temple, being now louuiy cauea ior,
ancearea anu saiu iie wisueu vj uoai uu' t,,.. .... m. u a... ti,. ,.(,..
Cooper, of Knox, and hoped the Convention would j
and debilitated shonld immediately 11 HrtMRLD's
.oil fnr tfct wpntlnman. Calls for the General I Biviir. .
Stating his devotion to the cause,
ATER'S SARSAPABJLLA
iri a concentrated extract of the choice root.
combined with other substances of still
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those who suffer from Strumous cent-
plaint, and that one which will accomplish'their cure mast
prove, as this has, of immense serTice; to this Urge claw ef
our afflicted foUow-citlien-. How completely this conpound
will do it has been proTen by experiment on many of the worst
csx to be found in the following complaints:
S. rofula, Scrofelous Swellings and Sore-, SkinPifeases,
Pimples, Pu-tules, Blotches, Eruption, 8t. Anthony's .Fire,
Rose or Erysipelas, Tetter or Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Ring
worm, 4c.
Syphilis or Vriu ruxl Dixm t is expelled from the system by
the prolonged ue of this Pufirmin, and the patient i
left in comparative health.
Femnle Ditata are canse by Scrofula in the blood, and an
often soon cured by this KxTtarT er S.sapii.l..
Do not discard this invaluable medicine, because yoa have
been imposed upon by something pretending to be 8arapanlla
while it was not. When you hare used Aria's then, and aet
till then, will you know the rirtues ofaSarapariIla. Tot mm- .
nte particulars of the diseases it cures, we refer you to Ayer'e
AmericanJAIniaaac, which the aent below-named will furnish .
gratiitto all who call for it.
Atkb's Cjtitaxtic Pill, for the cure ef CoslWenoss,
Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion Dysentery, Toal Stomach,
Hea lache, Piles. Rheumatism, Heartburn arising from Disor
dered Stomach, Pain, or Morbid Inaction of the Bowels, flatu
lency, Loss of Appetite, Lixer Complaint. Dropty, Worms,
Gout, Neuralgia, and for a Dinner Pill.
They an? sugar coated so that th most sensitive caa take
them pleasantly, and they are the best Aperient in the world
for all the purposes of a family physic.
Prepared by J. I. ATER CO., Lowell, Mass., and sold by
Druggists and Dealers every where, in KnoxviUe, at wholesale
and retail b E. J. S AN FORD i. CO. mayl-Jm
Take" o mork I ntihsant ami I nsah 'Kfmi Dik for no-
pleasant and dangerous disease's. I se HrLneoi n's ExTtacr
isi ' tit an-t lrRown Kie v isu.
the uervons
E ATI-ACT
;.4'J7 20
hers, to the Secretary, when the following names : making the movement a question of partisan poll
ANDERSON IOISI'1.
Kul'us Thompson,
George Clark,
Wm. J. Reynolds,
John Baker,
Col. Crockett Wade.
W. V. Weaver,
Col. J. C. Childs,
Major W. Wilkerson.
G. Queener,
John J. Kst,
J. W. Lewis,
John Linart,
E. W. Be wren,
E. W. Adkins,
John Courtney,
Elijah Duncan,
A. O. Peck,
G. W. Leath,
James C. Keith,
C. W. Scarborough.
James Phillips,
Calvin Carrell,
William Baker,
John W. Edmerson,
William B. Bobbins,
Maj. D. C. Dassett,
E. C. Edwards.
Samuel Tallock,
J. D. Alexander,
compatable with its interests and solidity.
Pekmjnal. The cowardly, sneaking editor of the
filthy little sheet in this city, has turned " Know
Nothing.'' In his issue of May 3d, in referring to
our attack on him, he says he refrains " from any
statement of tho affair, as wo ( he) personally know
nothing about it until after it was over;'
This is the coolest declaration any man ever made
in this place. During the summer months we com
mend it as an invaluable substitute for ic to those
of our citizens who do not possess this article. Like
the cuttle fish that, inks the water to elude pursuit,
he attempts, by a flotation from Shakspearc, to cover
his retreat behind his " know nothing'' subterfuge.
It will not avail him. The peoplo know the j'cUou;
and his friends regard his conduct as cowardly. He
refers to Judge Jones. The Judges testimony will
not help him. We likewise refer to Judge Jones,
as well as K. M. McClung, Cashier 1st National
Bank, W. B. Smith and John Cokcr.
James Goffotts,
Lieut. S. U. Guull,
Captain J. M. Henry,
Samuel F. Bell,
Capt. Samuel P. Rowan.
HRADLEY
feLOUKT COUNTY.
William Anderson,
James Hitch,
Maj. G. W. Hutscll,
Thomas Pickens,
L Mai. A. M. Gamble,
George Snider,
Alfred MeConnell,
The Rev. C. W. Vining who has safely returned
from a journey in tUe East, thoughtfully brings us,
among other curiosities, some of the newspapers
published in Egypt and Turkey. They are in four
languages, French, Turkish, Armenian, and Greek.
We cannot read them, but he can, and through his
patience wo have been gratified to learn their con
tents, and the materials of which newspapers are
mado tip in the land of the Osmanlis. Our Ameri
can enterprise id -well represented; stoves, wooden
and tin-ware, ploughs, axes and tools are advertised
from this country. In each of tho four languages
are heralded the virtues of the remedies mad-! by
our celebrated countrymen, Dr. J. C. -A yer & Co., of
Lowell. They seem not to depend on their home
reputation for confidence abroad, but publish the
certificates of the Musselnien rulers thenisehes, to
the cures which those medicines have mado in their
midst. The Rev. gentleman informs us that the
whole of the remedial aid employed in those coun
tries, come? from Europe or America, as they pos
sess no medical colleges or schools in which they
have any confidence themS' Ives. There aroso the
religious ideas which pervade the human family,
but almost all that is useful in art or invention must
bo carried back to those, the earlier settlement-' of
mankind. Lyiin Xctcs.
Married,
Neai this city, at the residence of the bride's
father, by Rev. John F. Spence, Dr. Gustavus R.
Brandau, to Miss Charlotte C. Rochl, daughter of
Adolph Roehl. Dr. B. was for some time an officer
of the regiment with which we were connected, and
we had the pleasure of witnessing the nuptials and
partaking of the elegant supper prepared. The
Doctor was so true to his obligations as a gentleman
and a soldier that wo doubt not ho wiil make an ex
cellent hsshand. Wo wish him and his fair I ride
long life and unalloyed happiness.
" There's a hlbs beyond all that the minsirel ha.- told,
When two that are link'd in one heavenly tic.
With heart never changing, and brow never cold.
Love on thro' all ills, aDd love on till they die.
Wan i ed. A copy of Haywood's History of Ten
nessee. The owner will probably he satisfied with
the price offered him. Apply at this ofSce. tf
Dr. Wm. Hunt,
Maj. S. Hambright,
Capt. David M. N elsou,
W. O. White,
W. R. Davis,
A. J. Truitt,
Capt. A. D. Stone.
i.AMFBELL t Of STY.
Cant. Archibald Mv'srs, James Uatmaker,
. . . . - T t. T T.
OOI1U Jj. ix.aKuy,
COINTY.
A. J. White,
H. M. Collins,
W. M. Wilhoit,
Benton Henegar,
Lieut. E. Shipley,
Allen Mailer.
The Best Cigar only Five Cents, at the Cheap
Tobacco Store .on Cumberland Street. if
Rev. Bimioi- D. W. Clark, D. D and Rev. Dk.
Tkimblk, Missionary Secretary of the M. E. Church.
will preach in Knoxville on Sunday nest.
The Hol5ton Conference of the M. E. Church
llieeis at Greenville on Thursday, 17th Last.
The Be-t Five Cent Cigak.
The Best Five Cent Cigar.
At the Cheap TobaccoStore on Cumberland Street
Private Medical, Advice Read Dr. Whit-
ter's advertisement in another column.
David Gowins,
E. Hollingsworth,
John H Clibourne,
Lewis Stanfield,
Richard Wheeler,
James H. Grant,
Robert Housely,
AHTEK COCN'TY.
CaDl. Isaac Tavlor, H. C. Smith,
James Scott,
Esquire Richley,
Abraham Tipton,
Capt. B. A. Miller,
Albort Tipton,
CLAItOl RNE f Ol NTT.
P. N. Roddy, wm. Ausmers,
.Tames I. Hollingsworth. R. G. Yoakum,
Reuben Kesterson.
Vincent Myers.
J. J. Sewell,
Js. K. Evans.
Josenh White.
.,RA1N;EK COUNTY.
Licul. William Jones.
GREEN E i uU.NTV.
Mi. John McGauzhev, Capt. Thomas Dav
Harrison Woods,
James F. Wheeler,
J. S. Lindsay,
John Peterson,
George W. Sharp.
Tucker W. Page.
James M. William.
A. B. Jenkins,
John Snodgras?,
John Hughes,
Col. Sam. Williams.
William Cook,
J. T. Mason,
J. W. Brown,
Eli Gowin.
Raymond Owen-.
lies
On motion of Col. O. P. Temple, tho President
was authorised to appoint a Committee to prepare
and report resolutions-for tho Convention. The fol
lowing gentlemen were appointed on said Commit
tee: "Col. O. P. Temple, of Knox; John Caldwell,
of Sevier; M. L. Philjips, of McMinn; Hon. Thos.
A. R. Nelson, of Knox ; N. B. Owens, of Washing
ton: Hon. John McG:turhev. of Greene; Maj. Wm.
Alexander, of Roane;- Dr. Wm. Hunt, of Bradley;
S. W. Randk-s, of SevLer; Capt. J. M. Scudder, of ,
Washington ; Maj. A. M. Gamble, of Blount.
During the absence of the Committee on Resolu
tions, the Convention was ably addressed by N. A.
Patterson, E-q., of Roane, who strongly endorsed
tho new Stalo project ns calculated to develop the
immense resources of East Tennessee, and to pro
mote the political, financial, social and religious wel
fare of hsr people.
. At the close of his remarks tiie Committee on
Resolutions, throuirh their Chairman, Colonel O. P.
; Temple, submitted the following report :
nrroRT.
The idea of the separate political ciLtoute of
East Tennessee is not "a recent one. Many yean
' a"o, before our late and present political troubles,
I abortion of our peopU) warmly cherished such a
1 scheme. Tho great chain of tho Cumberland
Mountains divi ?es and; cuts us ofl" from tho other
i divisions of the Slate. : Our be;.:idari:3 arc every
; where else on te mountain tops. Our peoplo are
J remote from the Capitol of tho State. Those liv-
ing in the extreme Eaitern end, to reach it, are
! compelled to travel over throe hundred miles, and
some of them near four hundred. There is adiffer
I enco in soil, climate and productions betweon the
! two sections, snda more marked difference between
the people in tastes, hat-its and thoughts. In tho
elections of February and June, 1861, tho differ
encein political sentiment and attachment was so dis
tinct as to make us in fnct two people. That differ
ence somewhat modified it may bo, still exists, and
will continue for a generation or longer. In view
of this difference, and with the view of aiding the
general Government, th3 Convention which assem
bled at Greencville, on the 1 7th day of June, 1861,
which wus larirely represented by our ablest, purest
! and best men, and by delegates from every county,
j with remarkable unanimity, after a live days ses
sion, declared in favor of a new Slate, and asked
00
00
00
EXPENSES.
Under our present State Government
thero are twelve salaried officers of the
V.-remtivA Department, with salaries
amounting in the aggregate to 20,500 00
Several of these offices, by using economy, may
be filled by one man such as the Superinten
dant of Weights and Measures, State Librarian,
Commissioner of Roads, and School Commissioner,
and for some of them there will be no immediate
use, such as the Superintendent of the Insane Hos
pital. ,
Thorp, am five Circuit and three Chancery
.Tudss. at a salarv each of $2,000 $16,000 00
We would need three Supreme Judges... 9,000 00
The expenses of State prosecutions, bills
of costs, conveying prisoners to peniten
tiary, &c, would amount probably to.. 1 5,000
Attorney General and Reporter 1,500
The debt of the State proper was, in 1860,
$3,894,606 66. In dividing it our pro
portion would be about one-fourth, say
$973,651 66. Interest on that sum at
6 per cent, would be about 08, Jl'J
Tho Legislature of East Tennessee would
probably consist of about forty-five
members. Say they were in session
throe months, (they ought to be limited
on pay to 60 days,) at $4 00 per day,
with mileace, and meeting once in two
vnara it. wnnlrl cost about $18,500 00.
Say for each year 9,2j0 00
f'ontin.Tftnt expenses, such as fuel, books,
sfatir.rmrvr nrintinc &(i 10,003 00
Tiprit of a ranitol. &c. until we are able
to build one, per year 1,000 00
Afakinf an aerrrep-ate of annual exDenses
of t. 1.0,163 06
Subtract the expenses from the supposed
income, ($256,497 20,) based on the
value of property in I860, and the pres
ent rate of State taxation, and there re-
mnins a curnlua of 13b,o2o 1 1
From this ought to be deducted about the
sum of 2 5,000, to cover the loss of the
slave property, which is included in
thp. abovo estimate, leavins a net sur
plus of 111,528 14
Deduct for nnforseen expenses $11,328
14, it leaves 100,000 00
In other words, our taxes will actually bo dimin
ished that much.
It is believed, after the most careful calculation
and investigation, that the above estimates are near
ly correct. They are Dasca on omciai oata uu in
ures, and cannotbe far wrong. It has long been
Tipliflvpd and asserted bv some of our public men
that the legislation of the State had been of such a
character on the part of the majority west of the
mountain a to mftko our section of the State bear
more than her share of the taxation and burthens oT
the State. Those figures would seem to demonstrate
thp truth of the. charge.
It is proper to add that the State has endorsed the
bonds of Railroad and Turnpike Companies, for
which it is contingently liable, to the amount of near
fifteen millions of dollars. Of this sum something
nvpr thre.ft millions were endorsements for and on
account of Railroads in East Tennessee. The actual
hara wp. h.v thus received, and for which we
would be contingently liable, in the event a new
State were formed, would be about one-fifth ; while
brought him out.
he assured the Convention that he would always
stand by the noble and loyal East Tennesseeans.
That the differences existinz between this and the
other Divisions of the State are irreconcilable; that
he was identified with the 25,000 soldiers of East
Tennessee who had periled their lives for the old
fla". In conclusion, the General was persuaded mat
the people favored the movement and wore iiaiy
alive to their interests. Col. Temple, being again
called for, responded at considerable length in an
address of unusual power, presenting many siroug
and convincing arguments in lavor ot tne move-
mpnt.
lion. John McGaurhev. of Greene, then urged
upon the Convention the importance of conducting
the canvass which must follow with coolness and
kindness, but with vizor.
On motion, the centleman, wno nad auaressca we
Convention, were requested to furnish copies of their
addresses for publication.
On motion, the papers ot Xsast .tennessee were re-
quested to puonsn ine procueuiugs ui ma vumcu
tion. and the Nashville Press and Timc3 to copy.
A vote of thanks was then returned to the officers
of the Convention for the satisfactory manner in
which they had discharged their duties. The Chair
. K. . -at 11- a a 1
then briefly acknowledged nis oDiigaiions io na
Convention, thanking them for the ability, coolness,
and deliberation which had marKea tneir procceo.-
inrrs-
r' .... T i i. , , , . .. s -1 :
On motion ot Uol. jonn d. urowuiow, uj wunir
was directed to appoint a Committee of five to be
known as the " Central Committee of East Tennes
see," and that a corresponding Committee of three
be appointed from each county. The following gen-
tiemen were appoinwju us sam wmuiura . wi.
John B. Brownlow. Col. O. P. Temple, Col. 31. L.
Patterson. Hon. Thos. A. K. JSelson, and 1'erez
Dickinson.
On motion of Col. Temple, the Convention ad
journed fine die.
S. Iw. JUIDGEKS, cuainniin.
M. L. Patterson, Secretary.
Mashoud and T"fTnn t. Vi':
Exra.uT Bvm .
R ar reainel by 11 r La bold'
Sn iTTr.arn "'-'"nstiti tips- Krsv.Rvrnj
TBfT Brem-.
IlELMBOLD'e K-
mav2-2rn
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and be convinced that our statements are trne. Sold by all
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Thin celebrated toilet Soap, in nch universal demand,
mado from th choicest materials, i mild and
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and extremely beneficial in its action upon the skin.
For sale by all Prnggi'ts and Fancy Goods Dealer?. feb21-ly
the Legislature, then in session, to give its assent ! lUtt amount we are now contingently liable for, and
Blnckston McDannel
William Ruble,
D. K. Self,
Patrick Marshal.
Solomon Good,
James Obrian,
Capt. John Harold,
HAWKINS COCSTT.
W. P. Armstrong.
A. J. Pierce,
J. J. Mitchell,
Lieut. E. Wilhoit.
Ephraim Davis,
Lieut. A. B. Wilson,
Lt. W. L. Worthington,
Col. M. L. Patterson.
John Moon,
Jesse Hall,
W. W. Willis,
John Wolf,
J. M. Sizemorc,
Jihn Beylev,
O. B. Bailey,
Jesse Gray,
George Wills,
J. H Walker,
James Wallace,
Nelson Campbell,
A. K. Price,
W. P. Gillcnwaters.
HAMILTON
Hon. D. C. Trewhitt.
R. G . Campbell,
John Kimbrougb,
John Anderson,
D. M. McGill,
George Phillips,
E. A. James,
U. T. Parish,
Capt. Thomas Mc Nish,
B.W. Crutchfield,
James Amis,
A. Leng,
John Protfitt,
Joseph Eckle,
Wiley A. Grigsbv.
J. Walker,
J. Jenkins,
James Wilson,
Wesley Tunnel,
Thomas J. Amis,
George A. Gillenwaters,
N. T. Beal.
COLJ.TT.
H. C. Dunlap,
James R. Hood,
J. B. Nicklin,
R. L. Watkins,
Samuel I. Byeo.
M. M. Stone,
J. A. Green,
Peter Monger,
J. D. Keener,
Maj. W. R. Tracy
COt.lTY.
Hon. Thos. A. K. Nelson, C. W- Karns
e. E. Hod'-ers,
Hon. E. T. llall,
Col. 0. P. Temple,
W. T. Wrasbburn,
Col. John B. Brownlow,
Gen. L. S. Trowbridge,
Capt M. D. Bearden,
Dr. James Rodgers,
C. M. McGhee.
M. L. Hall,
Peres: Dickinson.
Hurace Foster,
Dr. S. H. Smith,
Maj. W. R. McBath,
John Smith,
G. W. Weaver,
J. J. Crawfurd,
James M. Murphy,
R. Shipc,
Col. P. C. Rutherford,
Ja.,b Flarr,
H. L. W. Mnatt,
John I ibb-,
Wm. Shell,
Jostph W. Vowler.
W. Y. C. Cox,
Levi MeCloud,
J. Calvin Mvrat.
W. I. Ledgcrwood,
M. W. Yarncll.
Rev. J. M. Brown.
W. F. Hedgecock,
Charles L. Howard,
John Roberts,
Wm. Smith,
B. F. Bearden,
W. C. Brandon.
M. McClellan,
S. L. Gilson,
Tandy Dowel!,
Gen. Jos. A. Cooper,
Col. John M. Davis,
J. H. Xickie,
George W. Summers.
Thomas Rodger?,
Jamc P. Ford.
Lewis Anderson,
.lame! Tarwjter,
Joseph Payne,
A. P. Slaiery,
Thomas A. Smith.
A. C. E. Callcn,
H. Newman,
M. W. Hufi'aker,
Samuel Pickle,
James M. Armstrong.
James M. Carter,
John McMillan,
Samuel D. Linart,
Dr. John T. We.ls.
Tuk Republican Post Masters at Lafayette, Indi
ana, at Pittsburg, and other important points, are
being turned out of office to make room for Copper
heads who favor the policy of the President. This
.ad Jitionalioliogwiilfail t drive tfca ni.ren.i
John Caldwell,
Israel Wilson,
David Keener,
James A. Fick-BS,
Mai. S. 11. Piclens,
I -ii " " i .mn ,
sivieb corvrv.
R. M. Creswoli,
Dr. J. C. Eilis.
John II. McXutt,
Dr. C. W. Catlett.
Dr. Wm. H. Snced,
thereto. Aeain, in March, lB6i, that Convention
was reassembled with the avowed object of again
pressing the matter, but unfortunately other topics
of more exciting intere were introduced and ab
sorbed the attention of the members, and the pri
mary object of the mceJng was lost sight of.
To-day the tho reasons for a separation, which
existed five vears airo, still exist, and somo ol" them
with increase 1 force. Thero is not, and cannot be, j
any harmony or community of sentiment and feel- j
in" between the peoplo of the two sections. The ;
difference is wide, irreconcilable and radical. A :
majority, indeed lmost all tho people west of th ;
mountains were rebels in tho late civil strife; with
equal unanimity our peoplo were loyal to the
Union. They hated U3 for our alleged treachery to
the South ; while our people had much to complain I
of for their treachery to tho Union, and for their j
conduct in sending troops among us tosubjugate us. I
They constitute tho majority in the btate. lo es
cape their rule, the loyal people of the State, as
they think, arej-ompelled for self protection to exclude
them, or the greater part of them, from office and
the ballot-box. This is begetting increased exas
neration and ill-will. After the next regular elec
tion, in spite of and probably in disregard of any
franchise law which may be passed, the probabili
ties arc they will control the State. How they will
exercise their power can not be known in advance,
but it may be well for Union men to remember their
reign from 1861 up to 1863, and take warning from
thefpast. They may, and probably will, indemnify
and pay, by taxation, the millions of dollars of loss
sustained by rebels during the war, and may at
tempt to make, at least partial compensation, to
them for their ninety-five millions of dollars worth
of slaves.
To avoid this state of strife and bitterness we be
lieve a separation best. We desire a peaceable and
harmonious community. Wo desire to part in peace,
to live in peace, with tho power to direct our own
energies as wc may see fit, and with tho liberty, in
event of an other rebellion at any future time,
springing out of the ashes of the past one, of ad
hering to the government of our fathers, instead of
being dragged into a false and treasonable position
by the action of others, and being forced to suffer
all the consequences resulting therefrom. Let us
then separate, and leave each free, with homogoni
us population with and liberal laws, to pursue the
path which duty and honor may point out.
The objection, that wo are not able to bear the
burdens and expenses of an independent State, is a.
slander on the patriotism, tlie liberality and public
spirit of our people. Do we then confess that we
are dependant on the people of the other divisions of
the State for the means of carrying on the machine
ry of government? We have an area of fourteen
thousand squ.tre miles, yith a population of three
hundred and seven thousand persons. Our soil and
climate are universally admired, having a Southern
exposure with a Northern elevation, and combining
to some extent the advantages of both' Our water
power is unlimited. Tliu Watauga, the Holston,
the Nollachucky, the French Broad, the Pigeons,
the Little and ttie !?!g T.-nnessee, the Hiwassee, the
Oooee, the Cli:;'i the Emory, and divers othr
streams, as they : e leaping from the mountains,
afford innumerable s.ies ibr the existenoeof Low
ell. Our mineral resources are incrediblo, and al
most fabulous, and are ample to build and sustain
many Pittsburg. All that is wanting to make us
spring forward on a splendid career of prosperity
and wealth is the spirit of enterprise, and the mag
ic touch of skill, science and capital. Then will
these dormant natural powers be trained to the ser
vice of man, and yield plentiful s treams of wealth.
Look at the State of Massachusetts. Her soil
was poor and unyielding; her climate cold and un
genial. Shhas.six thousand six hundred and sixty-nine
square miles less territory than East Tennes
see. Our population is a little over three hundred
thousand, while hers is one million two hundred and
' - t u .i--- vTO'it.l"l," a inii utja. Ji?l
pr.nitahlv entitled to. is about one-fourik. In this
: respect also our liabilities would be diminished by
I tViA formation of a new State.
Tf a now State should be formed, the debt oi ine
Stale and the public property will be the subjects of
o.mituKla ortinst.mnt. The lOHOWinST Hems iuusi
luivuviu
properly enter into that adjustment :
Tho Stnto i!aritol. librarv. weizhts and
measures, furniture, &c, worth say ..$1,500,000 00
Penitentiary, worth say 250,000 00
HosDital. worth say 200,000 00
Hermitage S.00 0
Turn rii L-f T?rvQ1 in Middla Tennessc... 1,228.356 00
Total of property in Middle Tennessee
belonging to the State, without Uk
inir intr tlir.enlnnls.tion other items
t.;. .Priori $3,2t5.:J5b" 00
From this is to be deducted
the amount of the capitol
stock of the State in the
East Tenn. and Ga. R.R.$ 125,500 .
The value of the Deaf and
Dumb Asvlum at Knox
ville say 25,00'J 00 $450,500 00
Leaving a balance, in which we have
a common interest and for which we
,M,t rmirl : ..52.775,856 00
Suppose our share to be one-fourth, and
ua harn tllia dim for which W6 0U2ht
to be naid $693,061 00
4
To sum up the whole, it will be seen that, taking
the assessment ol I860, and the present rate of tax
ation thereon, with the other sources of revenue, and
after paying the interest on our share of the State
debt proper, and adding over eleven thousand dol
lars for unforscen expenses, there remains the sum
of one hundred thousand dollars not neeaea to carry
on the new State, thus showing that the taxes of the
people may be lessened at least one-third. Or with
f a t.mnnrn nenitentiarv may be built, and a
KftA Tnniisn fitted un. There is no necessity for
enstlv State caDitol at this time. Tennes
see did without a capitol of her own for upwards of
fifty years. A temporary building can be procured
and fitted up at an expense of five or ten thousand
dollars, which will answer until our wealth is devel
oped. When that time comes, with the aid of con
vict labor, a capitol can be built out of East Ten
nessee marble, and without a very heavy cost, that
will be the pride and ornament of the State. Econo
my and unostentation, for the present at least, will
well befit the pure patriotism and unselfish loyalty
of our brave and noble people.
This movement, in favor of a new State, begun in
days of darkness and danger, with the view of
clinging to and aiding the General Caoyernment, is
Corvoration Laws. The following ordinances,
passed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of this
city, wc publish for the benefit of all concerned :
An Ordinance re-iuirinq the owners of property within
the Corporate limits of the tity oj nnoxriue to
tnake Pavements m front oj tneir property; aiso,
to keep such as are now made in proper repair, .ye.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained 5y the Mayor and Aldermen
of the Corporation of the City of Knoxville, That all
persons owning property within the corporate limits
of said city, shall make or cause to be made, on or
before the lath day oi Jaay next, gooa ana suosian-
tial pavements in front of their property where "cur
bing has been set, either with good hard burnt brick,
or smooth rock flaeeine; and that it shall further be
the duty of all persons owning property within said
comorate limits, to repair their pavements which are
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now made and put them in gooa repair, ana wnere
necessary to raise or lower their pavements, so as to
make a gradual walk, and to take out defective
brick and replace them with sound ones where it is
required ; and in tne event oi any properiy-noiuer
failing or refusing to comply with this ordinance,
then it shall be the duty of the street committee to
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cause to be maae or repairea saia pavemmu, or siue-
walk, at the expense of the owner, or owners, in
front of whose property said pavement or side-walk
is made or repaired.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained by the authorities
aforesaid, That in all cases when it becomes neces
sary for the street committee to nave pavements
made or repaired in compliance with 1st section ol
this ordinance, to make out a bill of expenses incur
red in making or repairing pavements, togetner witn
a reasonable compensation for their time and trouble
in constructing tor and superintending the work,
and hand it over to the principal marshal of the
city or any one of his assistants, to present to the
owner or owners in front of whose property said
pavements are laid or repaired, and if said account
f . . m 1 . 1 1 .1 1 il 1 a
is not paid wnon prcsentea it snail men do tne uuty
of the principal marshal to institute an action for
the recovery of the amount claimed before any tri
bunal having cognizance of the same, in tho name
of the Mayor and Aldermen of said corporation, and
in case the owner of said property in front of which
nroDertv said pavements are made or repaired are
non-residents, said marshal shall in that event in
stitute such proceedings as will hold the property re
sponsible for the amount due, &c, in the name of
said ilayor ana Aiaermen.
Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That notice of the
passage of the above ordinance be given by posters
at least ten aays oeiore tne i-jiu vi jiay uvxi.
An Ordinance, further to enjone the obsrvaiice cj
decencif and good morals, and lo prevent pr f.in'ty
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leithm Vie limits oj tne city oj Aiioxetue.
Whereas, It is apparent that many rude and di;
orderlv persons, who have but little respect for them
selves, and none for others, are accumstomed to ex
pose themselves and their persons in and about the
borders of the limits of the city of Knoxville, by
openly bathing in Holston River and First and Sec
ond Creeks to the great discomfort and .annoyance
to passers by on the common pass ways, or their
margins, and the good citizens of the city of Knox
villo therein residing : and by profanely swearing,
cursing and vulgarly speaking against law and good
morals; therefore,
Section 1. Bt it ordained by the Mayur ami Alder
men of the Corporation of the City of Knoxville,
And it is hereby enacted that it shall not be lawful
for anv r,crsom in the dav time, openly to expose
their person, or any part thereof which is unseemly
and improper, by bathing in the river Holston, or
First or Second creeks, at or tiear the confines of the
city of Knoxville, so as to annoy any of the citizens
therein residing, or any person, or persons, passing
by the margin of said river or creeks ; nor shall it
be lawful for any person, or persons, at any time, by
day or by night, profanely to swear, curse, or blas
pheme, or use vulgar and unbecoming language,
either in the water or on the margin of said river or
creek, so as to annoy or ofiend the "ear of the said
citizens or passers-bv. or any of them.
Be it ordain-:d by tne Mayor ana .uacrmcn
A Crown of Glory.
Every man, woman child who has used
Sterling's Ambrosia
is willing to recommend it. Three years of rapidly in
creasing sale have made the Ambrosia famous all over
the world.
IT I WARRANTED TO PLEASE.
It cures Itching of the Head.
It Makes New Hair Grow on Bald Head?.
It Prevents the Hair from Falling Oat.
It Renders the Hair Soft and Glossy.
CIcases the Scalp. Cools the Heated Brow. Removes
Dandruff. Cares Nervous Headache. Cures Baldne9.
Insures Luxuriant Locks. Inclines Hair to CnrL Su
persedes Wigs. Kills Hair Eaters. Good effect appa-
rant at once.
TO THE LADIES WE SAY,
the Ambrosia will suit you to a T. Elegantly put np.
Delicately Perfumed. Patronized by Opera Singers and
Actresses. Sold in splendid boxes orcartons, containing
two large bottles : No. 2 for morning No. 1 for evening,,-
THERE IS NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT,
STERLING'S AMBROSIA is the best, most agreeable-
and effective toilet article in th world. To prove this
try a carton.
Sold by Druggists.
STERLING'S AMBROSIA MANUFACTURING CO.,
aug9-6m 215 Fulton Street, XeM York.
GILBERT & CO.,
D ealer in
Books, Stationery
SHEET MUSIC,
Gay Street, (opposite the Lamar House,)
KNOXVILLE, TEXX.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
M USI C and M US.ICA L LNSTKU-MKNTS,
PIANO, VIOLINS, GUITARS,
ACCORPEONS, BANJOS, &c.
LADIES' FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
COMBS, UKUSHES, FEE UAIERY,
IIAIR OILS, FANCY SOAPS, &c.
WINDOW SHADES, WALL PAPER, &c.
MASONIC LIBRARY".
.U,ick'V Lexicon. Jnrisjirnrlrnoe, Book of the Lottie, and
Book of the Chapter, Sherer'e liem-i of Jfajonry, Wehb'e Ttk
MMon -Honitor and Templar a I hart By cauningbam, ac.
Stationery of all kind constantly on hand Bell tap Faper.
Le;;al Tap, Letter. Commercial Note, an assortment of Ladies'
Note, French Gilt and .Monrniug Papers.
Envelopes of all kinds, ii'n anil d- s riptiou, including
the new style of opkn End E.w ! rtg. majStf
FOUCIIK.
EitaMUheJ in Kn.-xviUeiu 1.-41.
tiuns only performed in hi.- office.
DEXTIST.
r'irt cla.s dental opera
ma j'Jtf
Sec
of the Corporation of the CHj of Knoxville, That if
now recommenced, -with the game feelings' and the any person, or persons, shall violate the provisions
same motives, but -with brighter hopes for that great j 0f this ordinance, as provided for in tho first section,
national Union to which we still devotedly adhere
with all our affections, and into whose sacred circle
we fondly aspire to enter. Therefore,
Resolred, 1st, That it is the sense of this Conven
tion that it will be best for the peace and happiness
of all the people of the State that the District known
as Eat Tennessee should be formed into a new State
Resolved, 2d, That the President of this Conven
tion be and he is hereby authorized to appoint wim
he or they so oflending, shall be subject to a fine of
not less than one, nor more than five dollars, to he
recovered by warrant, on conviction before the
Mayor, Kecordcr, or any Alderman of the city of
Knoxville.
Sec. 3. Be il ordained by the Mayor and Aldermen
of the Corporation of th'. City of Knoxville, That
this ordinance shall be in force from and after the
1st day of May next, and that bills or posters De
persons, who in conjunction with himself, are requnst-) struck off arid stuck up at the most public places
H fji rmpuefi at. nnon tn N a h villa, and request, in
such mode as they may deem most expedient, the
Legislature to pass a law giving iu assent to said
measure, provided a majority of the people of East
Tennessee vote for it. "i
Resolved, Zd, That the President of this Conven
tion he lequested to appoint fifteen persons to pre
pare and publish an address to the people of liast
Tennessee, setting forth our reasons for this grave
stop.
The adoption of the report having been duly
moved and seconded, tha Hon. John McGaughey,
of Greene, delivered an exceedingly interesting and
pflVwii-A .rxwb. in favor of the motion, m the warse
DISSOLUTION OF C0-PAKTNEESHI?.
'PILE DISSOLUTION OF CO-PART:
X NEKHIP of Wm. Ilarri- Co., i disnolved on the 30tn
dar of .Uarch la-t. 1-y mutual cou-ent. Either partner i au
thuri?"! t" "" t'"1 nam' "the nrm in -ettlenu-nt of itsbnsi-ue-.
WJf. HARRIS,
C. 1IOSS.
I.. C. Hos will continue the mep-antile bnsinett in tho
sum hoa-e rcentlv occupied by Wm: Harris Co. 11 baa re
cently brought a sic kot New fioods, embracing almoet ewy
anety, which he will be ph-a-d to show, a th-y r rhnrpi
tha t niuiiur yxrh hare tnji in thii market. Pitas call
and eamino f"r yiumelTes. L. C. 1108!,
Successor of V'm. Harris k Co.,
may'hf '.xy street 2 doon North of Cumberland.
A N
NOTICE
AGENT WANTED FOR TIIE
sale of fine Silvsr and (Vprer Medalionn of Generals T.
S.Grant, T. frhtrman, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson,
and others. The -aid Agent to hare full control of East Tea
neswe, no oth'T person will be allowed to .-ell said plttar-
without his consent. 4ood reference required.
Address BUSK ABBOTT, Stacy House,
may?-:;t 'a-hrille, Tenn.
E?OR SALE OK RENT. A PIANO,
X. in good order. Apply at th. Sew lrus Store, oppoit
tLe Sat.onal Bank, to E. J. SA N FoKD. naj8tf
TAX SALES.
STATE Of TEXXESEE, KNOX OOl JiTV.
YVJIEKEAS, ADAM R. FORMWALT,
, W Collector of the public taxea for the Corporation mf
Eaat KnoxTille, Knox connty.'Tenaestiec, has reported to the
Circuit Coort of Knox county, Tennessee, the following de
ecribed Tracts of Land, Town Lota and parta of Town
Lots, aa having been assessed for tax for the yer -tioned
in said report, that the taxes thereon are doe and bp- .
paid, and that the respective owners have ao good and chat
tels within said Corporation r which he can destrain for said
taxes, to-wit : .
1J Lots listed in the name of William fewan and Heir) or.
So. 45, 46. 47, and 48, in swan, Mabry Jielwu'a addition,
aad other lots, fronting on Cumberland and Main street,
adjoining the lands o' Amy Rodger, B. J. Stephenson aad
others, Talued at $7.0 Ot, and taxed for the years 1862, lasJ.
lio4 and leo. Tax 2S3 "O, Ley fee ?1 Printer's fe
1 SO, Clerk s fee si o. Total Jiff .
6 Acres listed in the name of J. M. Welcker Heirs of, bona
ded by C Powell, J A Mabry. Pattoa street and Mmbry street
Talned W.Ony 0, ior the year of Ml. 1A I'm, Mi aa J
106. Tax SIM 00, Levy fee SI , Clerk's fee St 60, Printer s,
1 SO. Total $124 0 ,.. v .
'2 Lots listed in the name 01 " w nam, un 21 nrj ,-eei,
through the city.
.! Ordinance prohi'Jt'wg persons of roLr to carry
fire-arms, $c.
4 Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Alder
men of the Corporation of the City of Knoxville,
That hereafter it shall be unlawful lr any person of
, ,iet,.-,l hctnMA b n 1 1 (. np RnTa
COlOr U) carry S""' Y . . , ! r-i Tt.l 31 09.
thing resembling a bowie fcnire, or any, otner aan- j Lot Utled iB tne BBmi 0r Kain & Campbell, franting ea
. ,anon within thntvinnratA limits of the cifv t.; .trt and bounded by 8wn's Heirs, aad opposite sirs.
8rT rji-lT M-W tV.e4lbrily-lSSn. 12, 1 1 and
Of KnoXVlile. J Zg9M 50, Lery lee 1 00, Printer s tf SI M, Clerk ,
Sec. 2. Be itfurtlier ordained by Vie Mayor and 50 Total at so.
Aldermen of tU Curperration of the City of Knox- i ut listed in th- nan of J.me. r Jones, Heir, of, 5o. 7.
... - . .1 11 ' 1... MubrT Jt eleon a Addition, on t High street ad-
villr, That if any rrn of color shall violate the sVn' j 11 S .im' let. Taxed frr the i?39. iT
nun t fun 11 -w r - 1 1 in a aim i mi 1 1 1 ari a ii . I .a us "a - ....
adjoininr Lnke Wild", for the years of lir, 1S61, 1S61, aad
13. Tax 00, Let-fee SI W, Clerk's $1 SO, Printer's few

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