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Allien, TliurwOn)', lcc. 9,
Tlio relative strength of Uic parties in
tlio uew Congress which assembled on
tho 4th is ns follows: Senate, fifty-six
llepuhlicnns, seventeen Democrats; in
the House, one hundred nnd forty Re
publicans, nnd one hundred nnd three
Jnlinn Frazlcr, son of Rev. Robert
Frnicr, of Jackson, county, Ala., was
killed last week, in Memphis, by falling
from a third-story window. Tho father
of tho unfortunate young man will be
remembered as a former citizen of this
plncc, and editor of tho Athens Courier.
There is said to be some old Bacon in
different parts of the county, and we
call attention to the fact that clear sides
are quoted in the markets South at 8 and
9 cents. This fact may be of use to par
ties who propose to '"bacon their hogs''
rather than sell at 4 cents gross.
At a meeting of Free Thinkers and
Infidels recently held in Liverpool, a
resolution was passed to establish agen
cies throughout the country for the cir
culation of trncts. to provide for lectures
nnd for the equipment of missionaries
to propagate free thinking ideas.
As all the parties to the controversy
in our advertising columns in regard to
Patent Medicines, &c, are our friend,
we must urge them to avoid as much as
possible anything that partakes of per
sonalities. The matter, if it is to be pro-
tractcd, can be conducted without re
sorting to a free use ot expletives, or to
terms of an offensive character.
Tho Kansas Pacific Railroad is 0-1:1
miles long, and pusses through a coun
try some portions of which are subject
to immense drifts of snow in the win
ter, and the fact there bus been Hub or
no delay in the miming of the trains on
this road shows that science is mastering
the obstacles of winter as well as annihi
A bill to repeal the act exempting
from execution and attachment the
property of municipal corporation, hus
passed a third reading in the Senate.
Before passing, the bill was so amended
as to make all property, personal and
real, of municipal corporations subject
All the efforts thus far made to induce
the President to recommend Congress
to pass a general act removing all po
litical disabilities imposed by the Fif
teenth Amendment have proven futile,
thomrh the more prominent Conserva
tive Republicans, both in out of Con
gress, have urged such a course upon
Jiini. So far from favoring general am
nesty, it is stated he will take adverse
grounds, and will ask Congress "to ex
tend that feature of the Kuklux Act,
which provides for the suspension of
the writ of habeas corpus in the South
beyond the end of the present session
to which it is now limited. It is evi
dently intended to hold the martial-law
programme ovei the South beyond tho
At the Xovember term of tho Chnn
cery Court at this place, which adjourn
ed last Saturday, ie'tcrs of incorpora
tion, under tho act of January 30th,
1871, were issued ta the petitioners, T.
Nixon Van Dyke. A. Rlizard, II. W.
McElwee, T. A. Cleage. M. A. Helm,
W. M. Seborn. J. W. Lillard, J. A. Me
Keldin, David Cleage. V,r. M. Bradford,
W. Gettys, T. Richmond. A. ii. Keith,
J. M. Henderson, Lon. Ili?.ard, M. L.
Phillips, A. C. Robeson. J. S. Matthews,
W. G. Horton, W. AVr. Alexander and
Jno. F. Sloverof McMinn county, Ten
nessee ; Edward Denmead, Jno. B. Gor
don, B. W. Frobell, .1. F. Alexander,
"Walter II. Weeins and Turner S. Fos
ter, of the State of Georgia, to bo known
by the name and style of the Kentucky,
Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Com
pany, and vested with all tho powers,
Authority and pr'cvileges granted to
.Railroad Companies, corporations and
Incorporate bodies, for the construction
of Railroads in the State of Tennessee,
by virtue of tho various Railroad laws
now in force in tho Stalo of Tennessee
to build, construct and equip a Railroad
through the State of Tennessee, begin
mug at tlio Mate lino of the State of
Georgia, nt or near Duektown, in tho
county of Polk, in tho State of Tennes
see and running through tho counties
of Polk, McMinn by and near the town
of Athens Roane, Morgan, Scott and
Fentress, to tho Stato lino of Kentucky,
in tho direction of Stanford in said
It is now stated that Mayor Hall nnd
Boss Tweed have commenced suit in
the New York Supremo Court against
the Committee of Seventy. Tho. conn
try will ho much disappointed if that
Committee doesn't turn out to bo a big
ger fraud than ever Tummaiiy wus.
Our acknowledgments aro duo Hon.
J. II. Macill for favors from Nashville,
A "Constitutional Party.''
We print on the outside of our paper
to-day two articles bearing upon the
anomalous condition of tho Democratic
party at this time and its possible action
in reference- to the next Presidential
election. One purports to set forth the
views of (iovcrnor Hoffman, of New
York; the other is from n Republican
source, which advocates (i rani's re-election.
Following is an extract from a
letter written by the Hon. A. II. II.
Stuart, of Virginia. Mr. Stuart think
the namo 'Democrat" was tho chLf
cause of the recent want of success in
the North, and that n different result
will follow if the old cognomon is shuf
fled off nnd "Constitutional Party"' be
substituted. Ho says:
'Let us then unfurl our flag with this
name, so significant of our patriotic
mission, inscribed upon it. Let us ap
peal to the good men of all sections and
parties and shades of opinion to unite
with us in re-building the Temple of
Liberty, and re-placing therein the Ark
of the Covenant the Constitution of
tho United States, as framed by 'Wash
ington. Hamilton and Madison, and ex
pounded by .lay, Marshall and Taney.
Let us seek the co-operation of men tile
Schv.rz, and Trumbull. and ("rat Brown,
and Cox of Ohio, F.varts, and others,
who. however much they may have dif
fered from us in the past, have shown
that when danger threatens the citadel
of freedom they are capable of rising
far above the behests of party to yield
homage to their country.
'If the inquiry be made, how can this
be done? we answer, let sonic promi
nent men say our Conservative Central
Committee at Richmond at once place
themselves in communication with some
trusted friends at Washington, and in
duce them to send, far and wide, to all
parts of the Union, invitations to the
wisest nnd best men of every section to
meet in AVashinglon city about the mid
dle of January, to take counsel with
j each other, and with Senato
bers, in regard to the wiscsl course to be
adopted in the great crisis which is so
near at hand.
"Such conference can. by no possibili
ty, do harm. In all probability, it would
be productive of most important and
beneficial results. Surely it is worth
There seems to be no end to the sug
gestions and plans designed to retrieve
the situation and to rescue the
ment from the hands of the Republi
cans, but they all appear to us to point
in the same direction, nnd, when boiled
down, to mean "disband the party" nnd
give every one a permit to go where he
pleases. Havina been an old line Whig
and fought under its Hag as long as it
waved over a national organization, our
Democracy is not of a date so ancient as
to bias us much in favor of the term as
a party signification. Hut we believe
the, proposition to disband at this tims
for the purpose of forming n'nev party",
or to assume what is termed the "pas
sive policy."' which, according to our
view, would be equivalent to disband
ing, will result disastrously will elect
the Republican nominee, whether Grant
or soma one else, by an overwhelming
majority, and jeopardise, the ascendency
of the party in some of the States where
it is now dominant. Indeed, ;hc discus
sion of these various propositions has
already weakened party ligatures, and.
no matter what policy mav be adopted,
we expect the majority in this State will
be heavily reduced in the elections of
next year. Tho cases sometimes cited
that of Senter in Tennessee and Gratz
Brown in Missouri are not analagous,
and the argument cducod therefrom is
fallacious, The issues were local in
their character, and will not bo promi
nent in the Presidential canvass outside
two or three States.
Old ns we aro we hope to livo long
enough to sec the government pass into
hands other than those which shape its
course and wield its power to-day, but
we don t expect a result so desirable to
be accomplished by tho adoption of a
policy which has sclf-imniolation so
palpably traced upon its features. This
much with the utmost respect for our
cotemporaries of the press and for the
many eminent gentlemen who think
The Iltintsville Democrat of ono day
last week says, under the instructions of
Judge Busteeil, a jury in the United
States Court, brought in a verdict of
S000 against the Memphis and Charles
ton Railroad Company for carrying
two empty whiskey barrels from Mad
ison to Scoltsboro, with tho revenue
stamps uncancelled. Tho Company
mado proof i hat its shipping agents
woro not aware that tho stamps were
uncancelled, and that tho barrels were
sent for the purpose of filling them with
sorghum molasses. The Judge told tho
jury that the Company were bound to
know whether the stamps wero cancel,
led or not, and ignorance of the fact was
The Kuoxville Prcumnul Ue.rahl says
of tho gentleman recently appointed to
tho Supremo Bench, vice Hon. T. A. R.
Nelson, resigned :
J udgo Shields, who has been nniioint-
ed by the Governor, to till tho vacancy
fn the Supremo Bench, is well and fa
vorably known jn Fast Tennessee, as n
lawyer and a iurisl. Ho has. at times.
acted ns special Judge of tho Supremo
Court, and has ever woro tho ermine
gracefully. Of vigorous intellect, great
and varied learning, incorruptible in
tcgritv, nnd underlying nil these, a
sound common sense, Judge Shields
will adorn tho Bench and cannot fail to
favorably impress tho bar and tho peo
ple of tho State with whom he is not
Tho President's Message.
The Message of President Grant was
delivered (o Congress on t tin 1th. Wo
have not seen a full copy, but give be
low a synopsis found in tho Kuoxville
In the message, the President states
that the relations of the United State,
with foreign powers continues friendly,
lie refers to the settlement of the Ala
bama dispute by tho Treaty of Wash-
iiin.ii, una simh uiai urn e.Miuipie inns
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nauois, mm iiiiuur uc ino means 01 ro
turning to prodin i'vo industry millions
of men who are lu.tv retained to settle
national disputes by the bayonet and
He commends the Ministers nnd Con-! banks over ten millions in coin which
suls in France for their course in pro--the Treasury will draw for as occasion
teciingthc interests ol German subjects i requires. The disbursements from the
in Pans during the war. He informs .Treasury Department durin" the month
Congress that :n conformity with the of November on nccount of the War
establishes precedent, he has rocognized Navv, and Interior Departments and
the change of governments in Rome 1 civil ami miscellaneous accounts, cxelu
and the Italian Stales, lie speaks, a!,' Rive of that linhl
the friendly relations between RussTK'Wc fifteen millions five hundred and
and the United States, and refers to the
visit of Grand Duke Alexis and the
hospitable reception given him. In re
lation to thcCataeazy question tlio Presi
dent says that the inexcusable course of
Russiau Minister had rendered' it
iiiu'Hikni.1' tVo- I.:... i.-. (i. i,.,.
recall and to decline to receive that .'" ,a" 10 r".:l,c !,n appropriation of vemoer.su, i.ki.uri nates, against l.i.i,
funelionarv any loii'-er. i ei'-ht or ten millions of dollars to liqni- 0W for the corresponding period hut
' Tt'.AX .UTAlllS. tu nrr v '''".'T ,,CC" i 880n-
, ,, . n"a piven. I here has never been a . . , , .. . .. ,,
He recommends- the education of four very stron disposition in Coii"tc to ' A l,oh,;,'nl faction in Missouri is rall
Anicrican youths In .r.-.pan and four in pay" a dollar of these claims mid j,0 ed the "thumb-suckers." Wheiher it is
China. lie pves the history or the dif- pi.vty in power there is not likely to ! an offshoot of the "passive policy" is
unity int area, urn, .eaves the subject iak so large rn appropriation i"thci0t stated.
7,.".'1 ".'"""" "" V -, . '-""
alia. rs. ho says t.iat he has instructed
ncan liavrl commanders in Cuban
rs to protect the lives and Ij'.icrtk's
on.1 tide citizens of the United
States end the dignity of the fi.ig. and
expresses the hopj that all the pending
questions between the Vnitcd Slates
and t uba may heaniusied in the spirit
of peace and couci'iation which has
heretofore guided lvolh powers.
t'Aune 'i kaiu: n:c iK i-aymkn r ur
Ki.rx. He recommends Congress to ta!;i
measures to support the lines of steam- j
ships betw een San Francisc:) and Chi:;:; j
and San Francisi o and .)aj an. Also :o
take steps to bring about a lv'.uri: ioj
specie payment. AKo to unite ;:; tele-!
graphic system with the po-la! svstem
ol the I'niled Slates. lie def.m.is the
1 l""":.v pursiieuin reicreuce to Urjstop-i
page nt kuklux outrages, aim cxp.:v.-es '
the belief that out of tho numerous ar-!
rests made, no innocent persons nrj in j
In regard to polygamy in Utah, he re
lates the action of the Feder.d courts
and authorilie.--and s.:ys that the Mor
mons will not be permitted to vi: late
tiie laws muter the cloak ol religion, but
suggests win ih'T die children already
born under th-.t Mormon system should
not be lcg'.iiniate.
lie recommends the abolition of all
internal reventia taxes, except those on
spirits, made liquors, tobacco and
stamp.;; also, tho r.;visio:i of the tariff.
lie says thai the Indian prace policy
has thus lar resulted favorably, and he
recommends the formation of' a territo
rial government in the Indian Territory.
Ho suggests the removal of all political
disabilities under tiie NIVth Amend
ment, and says that it will be a happy
day for the Southern Slates when the
old citizens shall again take an interest
in public, affairs.
Tho following occurs in tho Senate
proceedings of the 1st :
Senate bill on third reading to repeal
the act providing for a conventional rate
of interest, was taken up. The Speaker
held its consideration to bo void ns the
question affected tiie Constitution. An
appeal was taken from the ruling, but
the Senate sustained the Speaker.
In the House proceedings we find the
Mr. McCnII, representing three mem
bers of the committee appointed to in
vestigate the condition of railroads in
tho Shite, reported that while they had
not been ablo to r.iako as thorough a
search into tho matter as desirable, had
come to the conclusion that some mil
lions of bonds had been issued and used
in violation of law. The committee re
ported a bill prohibiting the Comptrol
ler and Treasurer from paying any
bonds, or coupons thereof, which have
been issued sinco tho war to railroad
companies or receivers, until the Legis
lature, by subsequent legislation, shall
authorize the same. If other bonds than
those issued since the war aro presented
before the next session of the Legisla
ture, it shall be the duty of the Comp
troller or Treasurer to procure the opin
ion of the Attorney General as to the
validity of said bonds. Tho bill was
passed on its first reading.
There has been a good deal of inves
tigation in the last year or two into rail
road and bond matters, but as far as we
know without any very substantial or
satisfactory result ; and we have no idea
that the present effort will prove more
successful. If there is anything wrong
there ought to be
no insurmountable i
dilllculty in the way of reaching if. Ri. !
thcr make it thorough and linal, with-1
out fear, favor or allection, or quit in-
vesugamig at once, as constant agita
tion has no other effect than to weaken
public credit and depreciate State tecu
ritics. Khode Island.
It Is well known that tho first cotton
mill built in the United States was built
in Rhode Island about 17UD hv Samuel
Slater, who smuggled somo patterns of
cotton-spinning machinery out of Eng.
land, and man u fact u red' and erected
machinery nt Pawtucket. From this
small beginning that Stalo has probably,
become the largest manufacturer of cot
ton, in proportion to area and popula
tion, in the United Slates: and this
branch of industry may justly bo re
garded ns the foundation of tho wealth,
influence and prosperity of that State.
Other iinportout manufacturing enter
prises havo followed in tho train of this.
W. I). Wnllach, formerly editor of
tho Washington Slur, died at Culpep
per, Virginia, last week.
H 5 thought that Secretary Fish
wiuld have an opportunity as "soon as
Crtigress met of having his long-pend-
esignation accented: but now. licit
th -re appear indications that, this (inv
crmicnt may be ere long involved in
complications with Spain, it does not
semi probable that the Secretary will
retire from his position socarlv. Should
nil signs of possible difficulties vanish
j we may look for a new Secretary of
i-mu, nj- ,ew i car s day.
estimates that the total amout of coin to
be paid out in redemption of the liun
ilred millions of five-twenties will bo
about Iwenfy millions. There is now
ilnn In f he I in v.iimi f ...., Vnfw...l
thousand, eight hundred
I.OYAT, SOfTIir.IiX CLAIMS.
Tho claimants under the local South-
! r,' t'laims Commission express a good
' n . n ;i inii-.isMii.'ss ior le.'ir l hat oni'i-piis
1 present year. In t!ie lace of these
I ilmibts. limn r, a . ,.,..
will be iniide to secure :in niiiivoiir atimi
! will be made to secure an nppropri;
' .-.x. i".kapontox.
se of Gen.
sonton. suspend -
c.i under t.ic
ivil-service act as Com-
Internal Revenue, will!
come before the
that he will be
:-trong record a
Secretary of tin
. .....,, is learneii
i.n: ii. i...;ir ;i ii '.'l I y
.".i.ist (he course ot the
Treasury. One of hp
! points, it
rests in the fact that
as failed to collect all ;
i-niral Railroad divi-'
I'le.i.' onlon decided ;
in:" r ot
x c.imini!ti:e on the
i. ot :l"'
" n jncrea
.'c)ii;'ier;i Sides, aiqioiuted
how much these debts have
r.d since the war. will soon
:!. am! in-.
-Mil the most i
ivcord of fraud
town in inoiierii history. 1 he ;
'ready shows that Ihev have I
oecu increased over a
hundred miliions j
ti:k ki ki.ta law.
Several s.er.tlc:i:cn of legal lore have
carefully examined the question an,1,
crui.! to tho conclii-ion that the ICuklux
law, alt.'r all. does no! give the !'
dent the power to suspend the writ of
habeas corpus. A reso'ution will,
therefore, be introduced in the House,
this wee!;, calling o:i the President lo
in form Congress specifically under
what net he has suspended "the writ
in South Carolina.
the con vie
York Kceutmj Pout expresses 1
ion that had Grant retained :
Democrats he would
at a substantial
io re.orui, ami would nave neen sustain-
ed by the opinion of the country,
though, no doubt, he would have incur
red tne bitter reproaches of the "disin
terested patriots" about the smoking
rooms of the Washington hotels. But,
adds that paper:
"The treatment which our great war
rior President has shown to his subor
dinates has, in very many instances, to
speak plainly, been what is called in
civil 'life nngentlenianly.
"Presidents arc very great men, but
no man's rudeness is pardoned because
ho is strong. We have a right to de
mand of him whom wo elvato to the
most august position on earth, that he
sets us an example of good manners.
"Corruption and incompetency aro not
the muuicpal peculiarities of New
York. They nre general, not to sav
national. The work of puriticaiion wi
have begun in this city we wish to sec
carried into Washington Cabinets, Con
gressional Committees, Legislatures,
School Boards and into every little eor
pcration that controls a county or a
Ciiaiu.kston, Doc. U. In the Kuklux there arc persons in tho world, yea, even
trials at Columbia, on Saturday, the ; in Athens, who, when voti havo render
ZUfo rmc.lnsis'ung SS i ? to them, think you
and thirteen colored, and the latter of, owo l,u',n obligations. Even so; and
twenty whites and thirty-two colored, ; l''eJ' never once reflect that it is a mat
several indictments under the Kuklux terof no moment to vou whether vou
law were presented and the prosecution ; hep vur kindness or not. But a
moved to proceed villi their trial. The , ,
counsel tor H... (;v .,.... d,..,i c... ,. does hate to bo lied on.
postponement of hearing until Monday, j Every man has in his own life follies
which the court granted. Mr. Stanbe'r- enough in his own mind troubles
ry of Ohio, appeared with Reverdy enough-it. the performance of his du
Johiison lor the deicnsc. !.,',... 1
The Legislature is addressing itself ,'os 'll"l""",":1 enough without being
mainly to the inauguration of measures over-curious about the affairs and deli-
of retrenchment and reform in the man-
agement of the State finances. The
Right Rev. Thos. Davis Protestant other folks' eyes.
Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina,! O. S. Putnam, for tlio last two years
died sudden y at Camden yesterday. ' v i . i . . s , ' ...
He had been blind and teehle ami W ' J eb'graph Operator at this place, left
tially incapacitated for ( he performance 0,1 lllst Thursday for tho Pacific slope,
of his ecclesiastical duties for many j Watsonville, Santa Cruso county, Cali
.V1'iu'!i VnJ forniii. will be his headquarters. "Put.,"
Peiiiisj lvuiihi. j as he was familiary called by the boys;
Tho Harrisbtirg Tileir(iiilivo()- by his upright and gentlemanly deport
can Slate organ regards the efforts of ; ment, had won a host of friends here,
, , io ,.re cut tne .cn-
end s re-iioiniiiation as only lending to
increase public respect ami confidence
in him, and to make certain the event
w hich they so much dread and depre-
fm. Vn 'i'v!!"-ir"l'h. ,lo.t,a '"!!, "l'I'fitir
to think that Pennsylvania will go for
General Hancock, 'Tom Scott. Judgo
Woo,lwardor"a.iy other Pennsyl vani-
an the null-Grant men mav nominate.
A AsiiixiiTox dispatch states that !
.eiuiior .-mockioii nun i.asserly ilenv
Mult thev I'livnr n iiiiur..i..i...l !.!.. ,1...
Democratic paity to the anti-Grant Itc -
publicans. They think buch a niove -
ment now premature.
Kx-Govetnor John Rigler died nt
Sacramento on the 30th ultimo.
.T. W. Landrem, a night clerk in the
! Louisville post-olhcc, had been nrresteil
for robbing the mails.
Rev. Peter Koon. for fifty years n
Iiaplist Minister, died at his residence
in Sullivan county, on flic 20lh ult.
A pew- in n "fashionable" church In
most American cities, costs ns much ns
the rent of a comfortablo houso for n
The sudden cold snap, sounding win
ter's opening charge, threatens to bind
several Hudson River steamboats for
The Indians who robbed the stages in
Arizona lately did not carry off the mo
ney of the passengers, but scattered it
along the road.
A New York newsboy lias just fallen
heir to S11C,1!I0 by the death of his
grandmother in Ireland.
The Imperial jewels, keeping compa
ny with "angels now, aro on tho wing."'
A set of Kugonio's diamonds adorns n
New York aclrcss.
Receipts of cotton nt Memphis to No-
The snow on the Plains has delayed
Pacific Railroad trains, in some in
stances as much as thirteen hours, and
' 11 u -'"ipinc communication witii tiie
Pacific coast has been cut o'Y.
Thousands of farmers in Franco and
Germany are divided onn (Ymn .".!
only by a narrow path; in this country
the cost of fences is estimated at SII'.W,-
A reliable physician states thai he has
the means of kiioVling that "M children
were born on the prairie and on the
street during Monday and Tuesday
nights of the Chicago lire.
A railroad in New Hampshire has
been indicted lor charging extortionate
freights. And. we'll go the old fiddle,
any twelve honest men in that State
will give judgment against the line.
()y. tor stews nre alleged to make a
man billions. AVe have '-i!i!l" Mc
Gaughey's positive assurance that, slew
ed at his e.siabli-hmcnt. he will prove
this to be a malicious perversion of the
"Mr. Smith's shot-gun went off quick
er than Mr. Jones' axe, in a Utile discus
sion they had down in Georgia the ol h
er day, and Mr. J. now sleeps in the
valley." The fellow who wrote the
above is off duty now.
The prixe-lhdil. so-called, between
Jem Mace and Joe Coburu. at Rigtilelte.
La., on Thursday, resulted in a draw.
Firs! blood in favor of Mace. No clean
knock downs, each man afraid of the
...,,.. i.n ,.-holi ullair a. ills., vac r
All bets were off
New Jersey boasts of being more free
from capital crimes than any other Stale
in the Union, having only one murder
to 131,000 of tho population per annum.
This is gratifying to those of us who
claim a birth-place among the "Bluo
It is considered tho thing for young
gentlemen to have their overcoats made
with a pocket in ono side lined with
flannel or fur, in which a lady may slip
her baud when walking these cold
nights. You fellows without beavers
will tako fhc hint and stay nt home.
A Chicago girl wrote to her lover in
Springfield, Mass., just after tho fire,
saying: "Our wedding day was set for
next week, and if you will stand up
with a girl dressed in a cotton shirt and
her father's overcoat, como on." Tho
brave youth telegraphed in reply : "Get
ready ; I'll be with you." That chap is
worth having for a husband.
Did you know, gentle reader, that
cicneies of others. Which wo resnect-
nv sbniil without further remark to
il " who are
ever ready to gouge their talons into
of whfl n.gretted to see him leave,
i , ,, , , , '
a,"V ,lfM'c was one "noble bosom most
! terribly lacerated nt tho sad, sad word,
Good-bvo." We commend Putnam to
the kind oinees of the Californians.
Fiio.m our latest dispatches it would
I wmx (ll0 President's Message is not
!, ,, , .. i i v - .
very well received bv the New York
'I'he ll'urld thinks it an election-
' coring document, w hile the Sun, Kadi-
i'11'' fi!l'K U U '"igling and boggling,
l"" un worthier of respect than anv
'former President's Message.
How Grant May be Defeated.
Hon. George H. Parker, n lending
Democrat of Davenport, Iowa, has ad
dressed the following letter to tho Chi
cago Times :
Having faithfully served ns n member
of fhc Democratic organization for over
twenty years, and still having tho fullest
confidence in the cardinal principles of
that party. I am impelled fo declare my
convictions that tho organization has
outlived its usefulness, nnd that it is tho
duty of Democrats to openly acknow
ledge that the Democratic party is dead.
All efforts nt departure, or to galvanize
it into life, have proved n failure.
The prestige of its general policy, or
rather tho lack of policy during the War,
will cling to it and prevent success, no
matter how much we may become puri
fied by a change of heart. The result of
the recent elections arc sullleien t proof of
the fact. AVe can organize by forming
some integral imrt of a new party, nnd
probably resurrect our principle's, but
the body must be buried and the stench
of its putrid remains removed from the
public nostrils, 'i'he present is tho
proper emergency to test the patriotism
of members of IIih Democratic party. If
we love our country better than we do
our party, abandon the organization,
and unite with patriots, disregarding
political antecedents, nnd we may rea
sonably hope for a change of Adminis
tration in 1S72, that will protect, nnd
guarantee equal rights to all sections of
our common country. Centralized pow
er will vanish, the war will soon bo
forgotten, and our country again bo
peaceful, prosperous and happy.
(ii:o!OK H. Paukkk.
Davenport, Iowa, November 27.
The New York Sun says the Louis
ville i'nhiii:i rein! is generally a sensiblo
paper: but it falls into ridiculous none
sense v, hen it says that "the editor of
the Sun has a hi iter personal hostility
toward General Grant." We have no
more hostility against General Grant
now than we had in lStitl, when at Yieks
burg we saved him from being relieved
from his command and sent back to sell
sole leather on a salary of SSIU a year.
Supporting him then did not grow out
of personal reasons; neither does op
posing him now. I Ie was a good Gen
eral, but he is a very b id President, and
his continuance in oHice would bean
unmixed evil lo the country. 'Phis is
t he w hole story.
On to the Sea.
The work of consolidation progresses.
A dispatch from Atlanta says:
The Louisville and Nashville nnd
Xiishville and Deciini' l.'aili-oail ('on..
j pan v. eonsoliilaied some time hack with
I the South and North Alabama, form
jing aline from Louisville to Monlgoin
I cry. are now in treaty lo lease the Mont
gomery and liiitaii'la. and Brunswick
land Albany Railroads, which will give
; them an unbroken line to Savannah and
I The Nashville liniuic.r says: "!'. T.
Wilson & 'o.. bankers of New York,
jhave telegraphed Comptroller Peni.e
j baker of I he payment, of t he M obi I e nnd
Ohio Railroad debts amounting tofl,
"''o'l'."'!. The following are the payments
in full though this house: Fast Tennes
see, Virginia and Georgia Railroad
Company, Sl.llo.ToO ; Nashville and
Decatur Railroad, St,7S,V-."ili. Total,
Important Kailroad Movement.
An Atlanta date says, a movement for
a railroad from the Ohio river to the
South Atlantic sea-board is nearly com
pleted The scheme includes a steam
ship line with Europe, an unbroken line
from Louisville to Savannah and I'.nins
wiek. via Montgomery. The projectors
have ample enpila! and experience.
Tmc Attorney General of the United
States has decided that a railroad, aided
by donation of public hinds, is a pub
lie highway throughout ils length, and
the United Slates is not subject to
charges for transportation. Tho opin
ion refers specially to the road from.
Chicago to Mobile.
The Courts havo decided that Mrs.
Gaines is not a legitimate child of Da
vid Clark nor his universal legatee, and
revokes the Probate Clerk's will of
lSl.'i, probated in 1S;"i, as invalid. Mrs.
Gaines relied mainly on this will to sub
stantiate her claims.
Tkxxkskkk Bonds closed in New
York on the Jth at (lj for old, and G5,'a'
for new issues.
Gold, New York, ith. opened weak
ntllO.V. dosed llO'.j'. Cotton advanced
to ID cents.
Tiik Kentucky Legislature convened
on the 4th, but effected no organization.
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l rents: li iciiii s.iin; I'riiit A.ile 4 ceiitH
per Hi, lYaclii' .V.T; I'c.il !n i s ."ni; P.utter
cults; v..'s .-,. (hill.,,) .-,. l.ui-,1 I :;i I -J' a ,
ai-i'ur.liir.' tn iii:ib. y. New ( 'urn ."ill cts.
1'i.rU, jrress i ivni..; m n ,-, ei nts.
ATLANTA. i.t.. Dec. 4. 1ST1.
Corn, white !ia;i!ij. v heat, wliite l.liiia-.'.ni);
ivu 1.7"ial.liu. Oats.tiiia'.m. Ifav. per ton. ?:i:l.
! lot! r. per hlil. MMiei thie (l.lHlaT.d l; I'niiili- S.illl
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ilers u visij: leiins t:ial.'.. I.anl. in tierces :1a
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tatiii'.. per Mil. a.iuia I. nn. l'Y:illna-s, (i.'iaTil.
1'iii n In f air ih ni.iinl; nhl stuck exli:nii'il.
Wheat winileil in small hits for need, floifs
gross .m.-.i atnl the present lii-li rat en nfliviu'lit
are very (li.eiinraglm; tn dealers from Miihllit
ninl lCast Ti iniessce. ainl will soon kill tint easi
ness. K;,'5s in kdiiiI ii inand.
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A ii;:ris!:i Marki'l,
Ariit hTA.dA.. Dee. 1, 1ST1.
I! icon, ilull, sliiuihleiii S; sliles SSJ; lnims l.'la
I.anl. plain!'. Tallow, in. Wlient.
rcil l.daal.;.",: miiiImt l.7"ml.xii; while l.T.'ia.Dil.
or i'iv, s,-,iiiii. outs, iltil! in (l Ifav I..V).
I'loiir, siiprrtliiu ".'JjaT.oii; family H.liiiiiH.nO;
evti-u family ll.una!.:n), Market slocked with
Mutter mid Eirus.
Uimpcct fully, 3, O.MATHKWSOX.