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Allien, I'rlduj, liianxl 90, lft.
Lower Kast Tennessee.
Governor Scaler's majority in the
counties of Monroe, McMinn, Polk,
Meigs, Rhea, Bledsoo, Sequatchie, Ham
llton and Marion is over 3,000. In nil
of East Tennessee, 1,373.
M. R. Millsaps, straight-out Conser
vativc, mul not ti. W. Keith, ns first
published, lias been elected to the State
Senate from the District composed of
the counties of Scott, Fentress, Morgan
The General Assembly.
Of the 77 members published in the
Nashville papers ns elected to the House
of Representatives, C2 arc Conserva
tives, 8 Suffrage Republicans, and 7
Radicals. The Senate is composed of
20 Conservatives, and 5 Suffrage Repub
lieans. Ensuing 1. lections.
At the present tim, the J)emocrats
Jiavc elections pending in three of the
most populous and influential States
in the Union Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Massachusetts. The candidates forGov
erner arc Asa Packer in the first, Geo.
It. 1'ciiiIIeton la the second, and John
Quincy Adams in the third.
Wc learn through the Knoxvillo
l'rcss a nd Herald that George E. llnt
tcr, President of the First National
Bank of Memphis, from which the
School Fund so myslcriotisly disappear
ed, lias been arrested at the instigation
of Mr. II list, State Treasurer, on a
charge of embezzlement, and lodged in
jail to await a trial.
The lute Radical candidate for Gover
nor passed up the road on Wednesday i
morning, en route for the National Cap- j
ital. lie was looking as well as could '
be expected, and accepts the situation'
with good-natured philosophy. I n the (
fewniomcnts conversation we had with
him ho didn't say the first word about
"govciwiivii interference;" so the chap
who said lie did just lied.
When the Election Shall Occur.
According to an act of Congress pass
ed in lstiO, the election of U. S. Senator
must occur on Tuesday, the 12lh day of
October which will perhaps account
for the indecent haste manifested in
pushing the subject so early into print.
Failing to elect on the date named, both
Houses shall continue to take at least
one vote each day following until an
election is made. At least so we under
stand the law as published.
Senter's majority in the State is (i."),0."7,
with Cocke, Cumberland, Grundy, Lew
is, Putnam and Van P.iiren to hear
from. These last will not change the
ligures but little. The vote in the three
divisions of the Stale foots up as fol
2311 ? 217 IS!
37()t! I 13209
Scaler's majority, C'j0j7
Last November Gen. Grant received
C(5,7j7 votes in the Slate. Stokes lias
received i','X0, or only S,S07 less than
Grant. If sonic of our more ardent
friends will study the ligures, majori
ties, localities, etc., they will sec there
is a good deal of heavy work to do
yet at least in soiao portions of the
State. Tho result above was not ac
complished by any party organization
or drill, and there is the least possible
ground as yet for growing nervous
about new complications or party
The United States Senator.
Tho Nashville Banner of last Satur
day printed an editorial of two and a
half columns to show why Andrew
Johnson should not be elected to the
United Slates Senate. Tho same paper
contained a communication favoring
tho election of Emerson Etheridge.
Fortunately, tho peace, progress and
prosperity of tho Slalo cannot bo made
to depend upon tho choice of either of
the gentlemen named ; nor is it at nil
necessary that a controversy should oc
cur between their respective, friends in
order to make the way open and easy
for a Middlo Tennessee man. It is not
known at least to us that Mr. John
ton and Mr. Etheridge nro candidates
for the prospective vacancy, but it is as
serted that the friends of the former
intend to put him in nomination, in
sisting, among other considerations,
that it is duo him for his able, manly and
persistent defenco of tho Constitution
and tho rights of the people.
jj-ayThe Paris Intdliyenccr nomi
nates Mr. Etheridge. for tho United
States Senate. Tho lion. Brownlow
suggests Neill S.Brown or Bailie Pey
ton, lias no ouo a kind thought for our
vonerablo friend, Ex-Governor Henry
jDiufSomo of the nowspapers classi
fy tho rocently elected Tennessee Leg
islature thus: Liberals, Conservatives,
Democrats and Radicals. Pish!
ji5 Climcery Court at Cleveland next
Convention or, No Convention?
That is the question. Whether we
shall bear those ills wo have, rather
than take tho ( banco of others wc know
not of. 1uring the canvass just closed
almost everybody got impressed with
the belief that ono of the first acts of
tho ensuing Legislature would be to
take steps to call a State Convention.
To the best of our recollection, both
candidates for Governor favored and
contemplated such a movement. One
of the elements wemost had to contond
against here was tho proposition that
Stokes was Just as good a Suffrage man
as Sentcr, and that in the event of his
election he would recommend the im
mediate calling of a Convention and
so forth. Pail it now seems there is a
little nervousness on the subject in some
directions, a-id an apprehension that a
body of that sort, composed of dele
gates fresh from tho people, might rath
er overdo the matter and possibly pro
voke the interference of the govern
ment nt Washington. AVliile tho con
test was progressing, the people were
continually menaced with government
interference it they presumed to vote
against the high-reaching and invincible
Stokes, and now this same dread phan
tom is being evoked to frighten them
from their propriety and from the right
ful fruits of victory. "Government In
terference." indeed! lias the "Em
pire" really commenced ? But wc be
lieve wc won't express ourself further
at present, as wc cherish a lively recol
lection of '03-1, Camp Chase, ami other
pleasant places provided by a munifi
cent and thoughtful government for the
comfort and protection of its erring and
In the meantime, we hope the "un
conditional Union men" of the Stale,
who will soon be clothed with legisla
tive power, "won't scare worth a cent,"
but will take the Convention business
into sobcryct earnest consideration, and
vindicate their moral manhood by such
action as a rigid and wise sense of duty
and the exigences of the occasion seem
to demand. They were elected for such
purpose, and the people and the press
will readily endorse and sustain any
policy they may adopt calculated to im
prove the present condition and secure
the future peace, prosperity and well
being of the commonwealth. Further
than this "our broad-browed Solons."
soon to assemble in the State Capitol,
needn't now stop to inquire
Convention or, No Convention ?
That's the question of the hour and
not so much who shall succeed the lion.
Joseph A. Fowler in the United States
The editorial Jupiter who thunders
through the columns of the Memphis
Arnhinche thus disposes of the Senato
rial succession as far as ex-President
Johnson is concerned :
"Johnson will not be a candidate for
United States Senator; because, if not
for the reasons already given, especial
ly because his friends will be unable to
insure his election. lie will, of course,
put himself in their hands, but they can
not jeopardize his political record by a
certain defeat in the sunset of lite.
West Tennessee, wc think, has already
given him all he has asked, and John
son himself lias told the people that he
can uk for nothing more. Jlis public
career is, therefore, at an end, and his
name will not be thrust into the Sena
It is at least debateable whether tho
Meinphian oraclo really ever benefitted
any cause that it espoused, and if Mr.
Etheridge wants to attain to a scat in
the United States Senate, he would per
haps enhance his chances by restraining
its impetuous and ill-adjudged advo
cacy. We can sec no good sense in the
friends of Mr. Etheridge in the western
portion of the Stato initiating a contro
versy that may necessitate the selection
of a third man.
Pay tho Printer.
The St. Louis (Missouri) Democrat,
a Republican paper, is responsible for
the following, which appears in one of
its recent issues, headed as above :
"Last year, Dr. Folmsbcc, of Davies
county, was announced by several pa
pers as a candidate for Congress, but
was not nominated. This year, ho is
proposed as a candidate lor Senator
from the district represented last year
by the deceased Si-natcr Fllwe'll.
Thereupon the Mercer county Advance,
the Milan Herald, and the Unionville
liejndilican, mention that they should
bo glad to sec him succeed, because he
might then bo able to pay to each of
them "live dollars that ho owes us for
announcing him as a candidate for Con
gress." Moral, pay the printer. Moral
No. 2, when candidates want to bo "an
nounced," make them pay cash."
Wc understand that one of the de
feated candidates for tho Legislature,
who only lacked sixteen hundred and
sixty-four votes of being elected, is still
talking about " gocv'ment interfer
ence," " tho pint of tho bru'iot," and
sich. Tho poor man had better subside,
lie is in more danger a good deal of the
Lunatic Asylum than of a scat in the
Senate Chamber at Nashville.
A Baltimore dispatch says thero has
been a long drouth In Maryland, and
that the crops throughout tho Stato are
JB-5y-Ex.-Presidcnt Johnson was sere
naded at Knoxvillo Tuesday night, and
mado a speech.
tSf There Is no vacancy for the of
fice of State Comptroller.
The Paris lnfc!iiicnccr Ihc special
friend of Mr. Etheridge gives, with
out compulsion, tho following "rea
sons" for repudiating a part of the
Next, wo incline to Ihc opinion that
the people of Tvimcssrc, without being
allowed to vote even for tho miserable
scalawags who have pretended to net a?
Legislators, have been taxed considera
bly more than was necessary to meet
all of the legitimate wants nnd expen
ses of tho State government. Many
millions of dollars' worth of Stato
bonds have been issued for the most
outrageous purposes some, it is inti
mated, have b'cn fraudulently issued
by stealth while very many have been
Issued for tho benefit of tho rings.
Now, ns the situation in Tennessee has
been well known to the civilized world.
and more especially have the lynx-eyed !
money Shvlocks, who hold most ot
these bonds, known how down-trodden
and oppressed the people have been
how that the negroes nnd a few whites
voted the taxes, but paid scarcely iny.
while the disfranchised paid nearly 'he
entire taxation of the Slate wc" fay.
under the peculiarly unrighteous nnd
despotic manner in 'which this public
item ot Jcnnessce, created lv scll-rrea
ted Legislatures since the organization
of the present State government, Mint
wc do not feel in honor bound to bay
it or at least a portion of it. We f ..U
pay no bond that has been issued Jifat
the pooyjc of the Slate have tinfr.rr
ceivedlhe entire benefit of the proceeds
for which it was sold. Upon that plat
form we stand, and
" tlii rock shall ilv
From its linn base as snon as I.''
A correspondent of the Louisville
Covrier-Joi'mal, dating fri m Nash
ville, says on the same suhjec. :
The repudiation movement, of which
mention has already been ir.adc. does
not find much favor with the pre- or
the people of Tennessee. It is pretty
certain that all of the bonds Issued by
the Brownlow government will be paid
in time. The idea of placing the State
on a footing with Mississippi ns a bond
repudiator. to be scorned ever niter-'
ward, is not at all popular will) any
class or party.
The Knoxvillo Pre nv Hera1 1 of
last Sunday contains the following
Since the election Hoi. Emerson
Etheridge and Dorsey B. Thomas have
taken ground in favor of repudiating
these bonds, and learn tint there wiil
be a large party in the I.cgisiKuro in
favor of their proposition. There is no
doubt that something iiirst be done at
once to reltcvc the Slate cf her burdens.
The Bonds alluded to fie, wo believe,
those known as the new issue.
Letter from Senator Urownlo-.v.
Our venerable Seuator, who has been
spending the greater part of the sum
mer among the quiet shades of Mont
vale and sipping its health-invi:, orating
waters, has writcn a characteristic let
ter, addressed to the Washington r!iron-i'-lc.
That paper refusing to pi:ul!sh it,
! t 1im 1M t r i' c , ill con nnli '. ' fumr. !..,( ill lis,
Senator's home organ ;hc U . oxville
U'hi'j. In it the writer siro igc -i dorses
Governor Sentcr, nnd urges President
Grant nnd his Cabinet to pay no atten
tion to Stokes nnd other disappointed
sore heads. In the course or the letter
Mr. Brownlow uses the following lan
Wc think here in Tennessee 1 ha', it was
quite enough for members of the Cabi
net to send electioneering letters during
the canvass declaring t heir preference
for Stokes, and now to turn Republicans
out of office for daring to vote for Sen
tcr as their choice of the two Eepubli
ean candidates for Governor will look
to us from our stand point o.iy much
like bringing the patronage n'" the gov
ernment into conflict with the. ireedom
of elections. In conclusion. I nm not
by nny menus alone in uttering the ad
ditional opinion that tho administra
tion should make haste slowly to drive
from its support a majority of the Re
publicans of Tennessee by pursuing the
proscriptivc policy which will be urged
upon it by Stokes, Butler nnd a few
The letter also contains the following
The Legislature, though rot Republi
can, is not Democratic; and therefore
will not elect Andrew Johnson to the
Senate, but will fall back on sonic such
Conservative, old-line Whig, u-j Gov.
Neill S. Brown, or Bailie Peyton; and,
in my judgment, will adopt the Fif
There is more of the same sort, but
tho nbovc will show where the old man
For the Farrier,
It would perhaps be we.l enough for
our fi liiids in the ip-jeV !" com
mence economizing in tin e, and to take
care of every blade of fodder and save
every nubbin of corn possible. The ex
tent nnd breadth of country stricken by
the drouth is much greater than has
been generally believed, and the supply
must necessarily fall largely below the
demand. The crop hnlfcro;, or less
is fixed for this year, tho season being
too far advanced to hope - for relief, no
matter how much rain may subsequent
Tho Heat Since the Eclipse.
Tho Sun, since the eclipse, has shed
an usual amount of dog-day heat upon
this latitude, and wilted shirt collars
nnd flabby linen coats, aro bountifully
apparent, Thoso who feared wc should
"have no summer" will have oppor
tunity sufficient to discover how nearly
thoy resemble Salamanders.
A Philadelphia dispatch says: Ow
ing to tho long continued drouth the
Schuylkill River has dwindled down to
a small stream,- and there is a great
scarcity of water in tho city. Should
tho dry weather continue, It is feared
the supply will fail entirely.
Shall Thor lu n Camentlon.
(From tlioTffftjikvillc Union unci American.)
Through o. communication signed
"X." written by a member of tho legal
profession la" 'this citv a ircnlleinan
learned in tho law, nnd of acute and
, ..I , . . .... ... i. i
mscipiiucu inieiieci wo prcsi-in uiu
views of this paper regarding tho jus
tice, the propriety, and the necessity of
a Convention to review the Constitu
tion of the State. The points arc so
ably enforced that there is no need for
amplification. Indeed, the people have
decided that a Convention shall be
holden : and that it only remains for
tho Legislature, by concurrent resolu
tion of both Houses, to tlx the day for
the election of delegates, and the day
for its assembling.
The people of Tennessee nro in ad
mirable temper to compose such a body
of wise nnd discreet men. Thero is no
ground to apprehend that a convention
revision of the Constitution, will
propose to align the State in factious
opposition to the Federal Constitution,
as amended in the last tivc years, or to
arrav the people who will ratify its
work, in antagonism to the legitimate
results of tho recent civil war deciding
the issues involved in that conflict. Its
mission will be to declare, define, and
guarantee with the majesty and author
ity ot the pcoplo as expressed through
the voice of a majority nt tho ballot-box,
subject to the limitations and rcstric
tionsol'the Federal Constitution, the
rights of citizens. The frnuchiso the
bul walk against tyranny and the pal
ladium of freedom must bo re-established
in ils integrity. A Legislature
exceeded its powers. A Supreme Court
erred in its decision. The Exctitive has
been seen to take advantage of both
blunders and establish a despotism.
The people have corrected all these er
rors ; and it is their purpose to register
their will in the organic law.
The disjointed limes have also ren
dered necessary other amendments, to
make clear tho powers nnd duties of
government ; nnd to secure the people
from legislative iniquity, judicial imbe
cility, and executive tyranny.
There may be timid persons who fear
that a Convention may make changes
that will not prove reforms. Such a de
cree of caution is inconsistent with a
belief in the wisdom of the republican
government. There arc others who may
oppose a -Convention for reasons politi
cal, partisan, or personal. But neither
the baseless fears of the one, nor the
specious arguments of Ihc other will
avail. The p"Oplc have spoken and the
Legislature will proceed to act.
Wc copy in another place an article
from the Nashville Union and Ameri
can favoring the assembling of a State
Convention to reconstruct and rebuild
things. Following, (lie reader will find
a short paragraph on the other side,
from the Press and Times:
Qt INTl lM.K .iriMSmiTlOX".
There is a class of minds whose fac
ultv Cf political invention is so fertile
that they think nothing of producing a
new trovci'iimem every twelve-mouth
A few days ngo it was said that if the
people of Tenuesseo dared to elect a
certain candidate Governor, the Federal
Government would immediately set up
a milii.'.ry government. Now wc are
told tna't a constitutional convention
must be held to set up i new govern
ment nnd a new roster of officers. If
this last counsel prevails, Vic nro likely
to have a surfciture of government, as
a military or provisional government
would sn'iiir out the revolutionary gov
ernment, with inevitable certainty.
Thus in nine years we would have en
joved the variety of live irovernmcnts,
'that of 1S3L of 1802, of 1S15.1, nnd two
in lSfi'J, tho military power trumping
the whole pile, nnd coming off conquer
or. Let Mexico look out for her lau
The Madman Again.
The following is tho pith of the last
assault of the notorious Radical agita
tor, Wendell Phillips, upon President
What have wc for a President? A
jockey and sea-side lounger; a restless
boy, needing constantly to bo amused,
anil so impatient of his business that he
cannot stay nt, his post more than a week
at a time. ' Five months in office, ho has
not yet given us an administration.
But, posting a copying clerk here and
there, keeping the machine in motion, he
hurries oil' to idlo a week nt a watering
place, act Dummy at a monster show,
or Helpless at a steamboat excursion.
Tho Presidency must indeed be a sino
curc if, in such an hour as this, a man,
bred in a camp and tanyard, can proper
ly discharge its duties three hundred
liiiles from tho Capitol, in tho intervals
of Ihc racc-courso and the half hours
left after theaters and concerts. To
your tents, O Israel ! for another Bu
chanan sits in the White House, tempo
rizing while the enemy gets into battle
Stokes Heard From.
Wo clip from tho Nashvillo JSanncr
cf Sunday to the extent of Ihc folloyy
ing: The Lebanon ITcrahl and llcyistcr
learns from an entirely reliable- source
Hint General Stokes "accepts tho situa
tion" in good faith, nnd will mnko no
ctl'ort to overthrow tho Stato Govern
ment. Our contemporary gets its 3n
formntion direct from headquarters in
Alexandria, not immediately from
General Stokes, but from a closo neigh
bor aud personal friend of his.
Wo hopo those of our friends who
during the canvass thought Stokes such
"a h 11 of a feller," will now let their
The Macon Postmaster.
Grant's negro postmaster at Macon,
Georgia, didn't turn out well, and ho
has been compelled to go back on him.
Tho paragraph below from tho Macon
Telcijraiih, will explain :
"As some doubts have- been express
ed about tho re-appoiutmcut of Mr. J.
II. Washington as Postmaster of Ma
con, yvo telegraphed yesterday to n gen
tlcmnn holding a position in tho Gono
ral Postoffico Department at Washing
ton, tho question, "who is Postmaster
at Macon ?" nnd received for answer
"J. II. Washington."
BSfOno of our leading houses re
ports the watermelon trade brisk.
Tho Xort Invest on tho Democratic
Nominee lor Governor of Ohio.
(From tlic Chicago Tribune.)
The nomination of George II. Pen
dleton for Govornor of Ohio by tho De
mocracy of Hint Stato has stirred the
bile of' Republican newspapers to an
extent which relieves tliom somewhat
from the monotonous stupidity which
has characterized them since Grant went
to Long Branch, nnd his Cabinet yvent
pleasnrc-huntiiig. BecausoMr. Pendle
ton wanted to pay the national debt ac
cording to its terms, and save tho poo
pic 1S.O(0,000 yearly hi gold, which is
now paid to the national banks lor cir
culating a currency which tho Govern
ment ought to displaco with its own, ho
Is charged with advocating "a national
villiany," and the accusation is made in
the leading Republican paper in this
citv. Ho appeared for tho people and
the tax-pavers against tho bondholders,
nnd exposed the infamy of the syvindlo
which gives to the latter moro than
twice ns much as belongs to them. It
Is a swindle so palpable that it could
only be contemplated and carried out
by a congress which had been bribed to
the work by direct payment of money,
or by consideration of partisan advan
tage in which there was no element that
yvas not corrupt to rottenness. In com
parison yvith the enormity of this swin
dle, the most absurd and unjust provis
ions of our tariff' laws nro trivial errors,
not worth attention. Ho yv ho says the
five-twenty bonds nro not payablo in
treasury notes, or that there exists on
tho part of the government any moral
ornyvful obligation to pay "them in
gold, says that yvhich is coTTtrtydicted-iy
ihc layv under yvhich the bonds wcro is
sued, and by the facts attending their
purchase. The bonds were bought, most
of them, lor less than fifty cents on the
dollar, and tho majority of tho holders
have now received in interest more
than they paid. In addition to this, to
claim noyv t lint that the government is
bound in honor to pay them in gold is
such an insult lo common sense that it
is inconceivable how a man of common
sense, who respects truth, can make the
statement. The expediency of curren
cy redemption is one question, nnd the
morality of it another. So far ns tho
latter is concerned, it. seems to us too
plain for argument. Mr. Pendleton is
called a Turveydrop. By this is meant
that he does not get drunk or syvcar or
learn dancing in a croyvded ball-room
or associate yvith prize-fighters, horse
jockeys and editors of newspapers de
voted to the chronicling of the deeds of
the turf nnd ring and of cock-tights nnd
dog-lights. He docs net appear like "t
boor, lie, talks like a man yvho respects
himself, and is yvilling to treat others
yvith respect if they deserve it. Had
he the latest Presidential accomplish
ments, he yvould be much more accept
able to men of "moral ideas'" "engag
ed in the interests of God and humani
ty." Inasmuch ns he is in very truth a
gentleman and a scholar, a" man of
brains, an honest man, a faithful friend, a
generous opponent, and one who lias so
yvell sustained the financial views, for
which lie is assailed, that the Republi
can party in several of the Western
States has adopted them, he does not
commend himselt to politicians of the
ruling party. In all this he is tho oppo
site of their order.
The Man Pratt.
The following is reliable in regard to
the "Texas rioter," Pratt, about yvhoso
custody thero has been a conflict of au
thority in Neyv York :
The St. Louis JVon-.t says editorially
on authority of reliable gentlemen from
Texas, that accounts published nt the
Fast, in regard to John II. Pratt, now
in custody of United States Marshal
Barloyv, arc incorrect ; that there is no
evidence that lie yvas engaged in any of
the proceedings alleged, nnd that he
yvas never a bushwhacker ; but during
tho war yvas a soldier and commanded
P:-att's battery, aud sinco the war has
been an orderly and peaceable citizen
and merchant nt Jclle.rson.
With three cables spanning tho At
lantic, and all owned in Europe, it has
naturally been n common wonder as to
where all tho American enterprise had
gone. It has gone to the Pacific and is
working up our great Asiatic future.'
Tho last telegraph item concerns tho
laying of an American cablo alon
the shores of China. They carry the
cables yvho need the communication.
Europe needs us aud comes to us. We
need China and wc go to her.
Flunkeys and Snobs.
Somebody who has been thero says
Tho snobs at Long Branch can bo
detected by tho ridiculous airs yvhich
they assume nnd nre not able to carry
out. Tho fenie.lo portion arc nlllictcd
yvith tho Grecian bend, and arc unable
lo sustain an ordinary intellectual con
versation in plain Anglo-Saxon. Tho
men yvcar eve glasses and pass their
lime in sucking tho knobs of their canes.
No wonder the President protracts
his stay nt 1 hat. aquatic locality.
A Corn Story.
A correspondent of the Columbus
Enquirer in Muscogeo county, says :
"Let mo tell you what I saw on the
27th of this mouth. I saw a man six
feet tyvo inches high, stand, and yvith a
enno three feet long, touch forty four
ears ot corn. I saw the same man,
yvith the snmo slick over his head, fail
to reach tho silk, when standing erect
and close bv the base of a stalk on tho
saino plantation. That's tall.
Trouble in Virginia.
A Richmond dispatch of the 13lh
A riot occurred between tho whites
and blacks at Hcathvillc, Northumbcr
land county, in which a sailor killod a
negro. Tho sailor yvas committed to
jail, and at night was rescued by the
yvhitcs. Canby has sent a detachment
of troops to that point.
JB?Tho sonsation papers having pret
ty well exhausted themselves over tho
result of tho election, noyv sagely adviso
moderation, temperance, etc. Tho peo
ple are as serene as a May morning;
there is not a ripple on the surface It
is only tho newspaper men and a fovr
office-seekers who have been cxcilcd at
Terrible Kailroad Accident.
llAItlUsnrilll. A 11 !T. II. A lerrllitn n.
cident happened this morning at 4
o clock on tho Schuylkill and Susquc-
liniinn Rallrnnil. Tim llnMiiln ovn.a
of tlin 'Vni'Mini'ii Pmilrnl l(n!lion.l ln
here at 3 :15, nnd at Dauphino Narrows
sirucK a rock three rcct in diameter and
1,500 pounds in weight which had rolled
doyvn tho mountain. Tho rock wa
nffifcd hv tho train tbi-pn fort, tvlinn
tho engine left tho track and shot over
a wall fifteen feet high into a couutry
rond, nnd theneo through nnothor stone
yvall Into thn Pminsvlvanla rnnnl Tim
engine and tender, and three express
cars, lonaeo principally witn peaches,
were smashed to atoms. One' passert-
crerenr. well fillM with nnsapiinrki-a va
jammed into tho wreck, but no passen
lrcrs were killed, althomrh slltrhtlv in.
jurcd and bruised.
uniy tyvo persons wcro killed, tho en
gineer and fireman, who wcro terribly
inuuKiicii nna uiacKcnca.
The Nashvillo Union and American.
always sensible, says :
There nrn immlioi'& nf nnranno Tt-h r
appear lo be inordinately anxious about
tlin rnalllf nnrl nlVnnt nf lm
tion in this State. Those living out of
me oiate may no suncred to speaK
tnrougn ignorance ; and it may bo char
itnblv Presumed Hint, (linen in tlin Ktnln'
yvho are working themselves into spasms
about men and parties, are laboring un
der a liko disability1.
A popular majority f Pixty-flrc-'
thousand is "a Ktiiniiei-" tilm chia 1ml
let us all Ump our Reuses.
Tho Vest Tennessee Vhig, one of ouf
most vnlunble exchanges, says :
Asa Whig of tho olden timo wc say
the Whig party is dead, and cannot bd
revived. As a man not blind to tlid
events of tho times we have no hesita
tion in saving that the Democratic par
ty is dead, and may no more bo resur
rected than may the dead of the las
The searching manner of tho govern-'
meat is illustrated In the announcement
that base ball clubs are liable to ;axa
tion, and must lake out licenses! A
New York journalist thinks that regat
ta and quoit clubs, the little girls and:
doll-babies, may next look out. What!
was the stamp act, on which our fathers
fought the Revolution, compared yvitli
the present American system?
There is something fresh nnd novel1
in tho advertisement a Zurich trades
man has circulated. "Wishing," bo'
yvrites, "to put an end to my lile, which
is a burden to mo, and being determin
ed to die as soon ns possible, I shall sell
my goods at such low rates as havf
never before been heard of."
The Nashville papers stale that Hen
ry I'vazier, Esq., of DcKalb county,
yvas muidercd in cold blood, a few day
ago by a certain Cnpt. Hathaway, whom
some of our readers will reinoinbor as
having figured largely as a friend of
Stoke3 in the Radical Convention. Tho
The Cloveland Banner of WciTnw
regrets to learn there is a good" deal Of
sickness in that town and vicinity. Sev
eral deaths have occurred within tha
past week. The dry and warm weath
er is the cansc assigned for it.
Tennessee and Pacific Railroad.
There aro now upwards of one thou
sand men at work on the different sec
tions of tho Tennessee and Pacific rond
between Nashvillo and Lebanon. Three
sections will be completed by the end
of the month.
JBSF" Secretary of War Rawlins says
Gen. Canby will not exact tho test oath
from members of tho Virginia Legisla
ture. We beg the reader to believe that
this, if not entirely reliable, is tho very
latest on tho subject.
JG&Thc Nashvillo Union and Ameri
can says repudiation of the Stato Bonds
issued for railroad purposes, is an im
possibility. Let's drop the subject.
J8S51" Everybody knoyvs that comets
havo tails. Aud tho last eclipse proves
that tho sun has a horn. And now tho
question to bo settled by tho astrono
mers is, whether the photographers who
took it violated tho Maine law.
ASyTho Supremo Court of North
Carolina has just decided that intermar
riage between a member of the colored
race and a member of tho white race is
unlayvful, and therefore void, according
to tho laws of tho Stato.
BSS-Tho Erio Railway, to Buffalo and
Dunkirk a distance of three hundrod
and fifty miles is to bo illuminated ev
ery night, so that all night disasters ou
tho road in future, will be avoided,
BQy At Louisville on the 17th, Bacon
1G, 19ft. At Cincinnati, 15 19,
Wheat, red, 1.30 1.35, whito 1.40 Q
ftS- Tho Hartsvillo Vidette rcto"
mends Hon. Bailie Peyton for Spe
of tho Senate.
HSyTho corn and tobacco crops !n
Virginia aro reported ns suffering im
mensely for yvant of rain.
f8 Tho Paris JntdlUjencer suggests
Col. Jas. T. Dunlap, of tho Western Dis
trict, for Stato Comptroller.
US rraycrs for rain wcro offered in,
all the churches at Jvno-willo last Sun