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FRIDAY Atiffust 14, 1368.
V FOR PRE31DEN V,
II 0!i A TW si: ymo vr.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
GIJiV. FRAXK 1 BLAflt.
We have consented to nssumo tlio
editorial control of tho ' Bristol News."
Tlio timo has ocmo when we urc wiliiug
to speak through the press. A third of
a docada bus expired siuca the lato war
between tbosi whom wo wore taught to
bcliove Ood Lad joined toguther. The
lladical prty has been in power, and
wo Lavo had do pcaca beneath Radical
rulo. After tho awful canogc, v.hica
begau on tho plain of Muoissas and
ndod on tho hills of Appomattox, we
eutertaiced tba generous hopo that
Southern uilenoe was becotniuj. W'c
could not dishonor our dead by fiujing
we had been wrong, nor abaso ourselves
by professing to believe it. We could
not consent to appear with impotent
clamor on our lips whilo there were
in&uai'leti on our nanus. Uur armies
Lad mado a gnllnnt and glorious resist
anco, and yielded only to means and
numbers. Tho course of good taste, aud
wiso dibcretioo Boomed pluin to us. Wc
would join in routing no demand which
wo had acknowledged we had no power
to enforeo, but would trust ond test tho
magnanimity of tho victors. Beside our
own couvictioua, wo Lad tho lofty ci
atopics of Jefferson Davis and Robert
E.'Leo. Tboso great men, of whom tho
world is scarcely moro than worthy, had
gono off tho one to prison, tho other
to retirement and wcro as mute as the
guardian angel at tho tomb of Jackson.
Though tho heavens aro yet dark, the
eoouo and circumstunees aro changed.
After a courso of prevarication and
troaehory the legielativo branch of tho
government has claimed as its sole pre
rogative all tho powers of tho other two,
and no successful attempt has been made
to arrest the usurpation. Ituin Las been
town among tho dragon's teeth which
were previously scattered around our
firosides and our tombs, and wo have
kept f.iitb. under tho double custignticm.
And nott wo Lave tho ultimatum of
voting our own degradation, or bear tho
buyouct thrust still longer.
wo wcro pronmea cannon ruts on
Bouthcrn soil which would bo visible to
and torrify our children then unborn ;
but with the terror of beholding them
wo were promised a restored and beneti
cent Union. Wo Lava those ghastly
soars in our fields and on our plains, and
our children havo bohcIJ them and
auked their wondering questions of the
causo: and soma of us Lave lived to tell
thorn tho unintelligible story of glory
and shame, of passion r.nd ondiuaaee,
or tuitu ana treachery, uur arm
havo been gathered to Northern arsenals,
and tho Federal dead to their splendid
niausoloums under tho national wing.
Many of ours aro scattered whero the
bittern sounds bis lonely drum, and we
have boon execrated for Uepusiting uhovc
thorn tho frail but beautiful flowers of
tho field, At length it has tie ie 1 th
Uocl ot all tuo enrtn to divide the sen-
tiiucut of the North with regard to us
A mighty portion of. that people have
said that tho red fla of buttle bhsll bo
foldod away. They have met in th
great metropolis of the Mew World, and
invited us to aid them in rebuilding th
tho wasto places of our beautiful luud,
aud in stopping tho mad waves of revo
lution which its progenitors had failed
to arrest. Heretofore wo have rofuscd all
oouuexioii with the prei-sj now we have
consented to joiu tho party who have
aid wo shall not ho destroyed, aud who
Lave pniyod that wo may meet thetn
around th national cltar and swear that
tho starry cdifico of our republic shall
not fall. Wo do to-day raii-ie our ow n
voice in behalf i f our own homes, our
dead and our living, and wo indulge the
pleasing hope that when wo cease alike
our advocacy of pnhtvn'V.vt'i? and'eur
war upon uueUau beastd iu Kailieul
power, we xuny behold oneo inure a
united ond groat people, who, though
they have lot-t t'aeir liberties, shall Lavu
reoovcred them, uud who, reposing in
tho gruud equipoise of udj listed national
power, hall yet fuel grateful to .leliovah
that, whilo they were true to tnoiusHvos,
they were not unmindful of th; misf r
lanes of a feeble nee, ouco their slaves.
Wo shall advocate the consolidation
info one great Hue of tho several rail
roads now used as links iu.tha chain of
oouneciion bctweu Noifol!; uiij tlm trade
West and south of Virginia. Iu the
nueeess of tlmt measure we will iculiao,
for both Virginia und Tciiuesxoe, tho
complete lievelopitiiiiiit of those aurao
tagei whiehwe have even so auspiciously
ycoiunieuoed under tho able manag.'ijeiii
of Gen. Mibotia.
We will, ly every uiearu iu our
!wver, seek to promote tho speedy com
pletiou of the Va. & Keutu-ky Rail
road, the only line no uautiiii to bring
through our couutry the fKat couiiueiui
tj tiif: Ohio valley.
Wo propose to advocate tho whole
agricultural and industrial interests of
our common country; and wo would bo
fuleo to ourselves if wo could, for a
moment, forget that Virgiuia and Tcu-1
tiessco aro too intimately associated by I
a common ancestry, by a connected sys- alluded to, and that the present editors
tern of internal improvements, and in aro happy to be able to afford Mr. Hal
all; tho appliances of Southern life to ley an opportunity of making an honor-
itid.mrifv ourselves ciclupivclv with I
cither. Tho young city of iinstol be
longs to both of these great States, and
from them both it must draw its pros
perity and to them both di.ipcnso its
Wc shall hope for a long nnd pleasant
connection with tho readers of the
I. C. FOWLER.
E. FOWLEIt. -
Never did city como up to tho great
ness and magnificence of Uabylon, Its
builders hnd been terribly punished for
their temerity in building the Tower of
I3abel. lut guilty us they wero, they
posscased tho doubtful merit of ambi
tion. lleseonded from the antediluvi
ans who Lad been swept away, and in
habiting a world cleansed by tho flood,
they now aspired to reach the tkies.
We may venture to assume that because
their sin wag ono of ambition, thoir
lives wero spared and Babylon was per
mitted to remain, and astonish modem
times with tho record of its glory. Thch
fathers hud gazed upon the wonders ot
the first world, and yet hud groveled in
iufamv aud followed passion down into
tho deteriorations of brute creation.-
Jehovuh bud smitten them iu his wrath
and thav were destroved. From tho
awful day of tho deluge wo may trace
tho bright lino of civilization down
through tho dark ages, until it concen
trated in anglo-saxon vein und lit the
world with its glory, and wo nowhere
Cud it attempting to dig a pit whiih
should reach the arches of tho infernal
until tho present time. Tho system of
reconstruction intended for Virginia,
Mis.sissppi nnd Tcxus is intendod for
such un opening. Tho object is for the
American white raco to drag itself down
voluntarily therein und bury beyond
the reach of reconstruction cvey jewel
and safeguard of liberty which our fath
ers have won from kings aud despots
beneath the scafTuld und on the battle-
plain. Theu negro domination aud af-
rican refinement shull begin tho elegant
occupation of eating each other. Al
ready the work looks dark within and
below. Already wo fuel tho smoko us
ceudins from tho pit. It breathes its
hot breath upou us. Wo Leur our broth
ron from Tennessoo calling to us to bo-
bold their fa to, and hold out for uisis
tucce. Wo havo friends und to our rescue
they aro coming. Virginians you your
selves arc bid undor horrible penalties
to 'H t doi:n into this horriblo stench or
you will bo (Arusi therein. Wo bid
you stand firm. Tennessee, Louisiana
aud 1'lorida call on you to bear to the
storm a little lurgcr. Mnybo when you
aro saved you can help thein. Let us
bo true to ourselves and our great tra-
di ions, Tho splendid bncner of Seymour
is dcs.riod upou tho bills of Kcw York
Iho bugle uotes ot Jluir reach our ea
ger ours from the valley of tho Missouri,
Onward tho couijuorors como. Tho sere
uud yellow November leaf will not more
surely oomo. Tho biavo meu of Ten
uesiioo will stand to their posts, though
tho bavouet uud the lash bo threatcmd
as iu tho past, and it requires tho con
sent of tho eufrau'L:;;od vhilo men of
Virginia to cauac fuilure in tho Old Do
"Bettor tho fire should o'er us roll.
Butter tho uliot, tho blado, the bol."
Wo can suITji- death but conseut to
cut our owu throats, never 1
i: have u state of utluiis in Teuuts-
see ut tho mentiou of which ber basest
citiruu should bow his head aud weep
for tho degredatiou of bis dative State.
We aro unable to meet the iutercbt upon
the btato debt ; our buuds nvo refused
in tho market, our credit ruined ut
homo and abroad, our best citizens dis-
fiuuchised,' trade ruiuid, our lands idle,
aud a crazy j readier, w hoso deep-toned
blasphemies have made a suppurating
ulcer of liia t'irout, displaces our'cxecu
live mansion. Vet, iu tho face of this
tjov, lirowulow has had tho impudence,
iu tho same lucssago thut unnouneed the
inability of tho Stuto to meet the interest
upon tho t;ute debt, to ask the Legisla
lure to call out tiio militia i.id place
them 'under bis cuumiuud. Cull out
the militia, ulun tft can't jniy the -ttlfit
vjxm the. tUbt ulreuJj contracted!
Why hto we, i:i violatioa of law, io
hnve n standing army of negroes o,uar.
upon us in ;tim.j of peace? Wo
aro not invaded. Why theu are wo to
havo a HUudiojr army ! Why this iu-w-oaso
uf debt ai.d ,taxation 1 In order
that tho Conservative voters of Teu.
liussio may bo overawed or driven from
polls, uud the State carried for
Graut uud Cull'ax iu November. This
is the simple ausiver; this is tho mean
ing of uu un extra session. Citi.ons
of Teiiuossoo, how long will you'euduro
thii? Answer nt the polls iu the next
rlectiou; auswt-r iu November by gi -in;.'
Seymour uui JJIair 5tl,00i.' wnjority .
c publish ' below a card from Mr.
D. V. Railcy, lato editor of "Tho Uris
tol ifews, in reply to a card from Col,
lu L. Owens. It is proper to Fay that
tho JJsUtol A'ctrt lias changed hauds
einco tho uppearanco of tho paragraph
For the News.
Mwwrs. EniTons:-! am trulv c-raii
learn, and aineert-l j hope, that n,0 statement
in tho IJristol Imv.i, (, iu,,t Mue, jn regard
to tho removal of Mr. 11. L. Owen's political
disabilities, " Is Infamously falne," to n-e
his own expression. It nag not mv m.r-
pose, nor is it Any desire, to work to 11.0
litrinienttf Mr. Onon or 'aoyothor man."
i nrRi fin uio iniurtnation from a "carpet,
ba(H?"r,M Just from Washington, on tho
train, who was tolling It In rather a boastlul
manner. I afterwards heard mivpml di.n-
ileniun speak of it.
My triuid (?) and neighbor, tlio Ahlno'.ln.,
Virgnian, Instend of lMiblihhiDir tho
denial of the rtatenmnt which apnoared in
tho I.ynchbtirg Ants, tees (It to nut. ilm
' lufainoiihly fIo " in luree canhaU
doubt for my special benellt.
There is a pleasufo in being mud
nn'.u uono uui inaoiiiun klow,"
D. F. BAILEY.
From the Columbus Enquirer.
Lard from the Columbus 1'rls-
Ji'U 25, 1RGS. Upou roMimlne onr tier.
poual litierty we, the underniguud, kuown
as tlio Columbus prisonurs, deem It iirooer
to publish the following brief account of
our arrest and conliiionient by the military
During tho n!ght of tho SOih of March.
George W. Ashburn was a.".saKaltj&tod in a
i.... .it... 1 in n.
0n tll0 6ttl dajr of AprU ,llr,uen t 'iWieu,
wero arrested ly UapUin Mills of the Uni
ted States army. On tho lot li they wore
released uudor bond. Four of this number
havo never been re-arrested. Ttie man
Mills stated that ho did not know the char.
g.Mi against tho party arrested, but no one
beliovdd him, and tho fact is only mention,
ed to show the character cf the proceed
ing. On tho 14th of May four arrests were
mado, oa the Ir.h four, on tho 21 of June
four more, on tho ICtti seven, followed the
next nay iy two others. (Jn the 24th an
other and the last arreat occurred. Tbse
airosts were made by order of Gun. Meade.
Several ol tho uudormgned have in their
possession written orders which thow this
fact. 1 ho am sis wore made withont war
rant, affidavit, or charge. No Drellminjirv
examination was hold. Wo wow keut iu
total tynorancn of the tx parte evidence
against us, and tho names of our accusers
wero kept concealed from us. No ono who
has fallowed the trial will be surorlsed at
thin apparent neglect.
While we wero clamoring for the charges
against us, Joe Brown, Whitley, Major
Smytlio, and othors wero suborning Betz,
Marnhall .Bonnott and Amanda Patterson.
Tie ovidenca for the proeeoillion acknowl
edges that disclosures wore mado under
threats of imprisonment. This is bad
enough, but a worse feature, that tho date
of theso disclosures is placed by the wit
ni'sses themsolves subsfnueiU to the ar
rest cf a mujority of the prisoners. The
question uatmally arises, upon what' fotin.
datl-iu were the arrests based.? Of the
twouty-two persons arrested on and since
the 14ih of May, four wore suborned by bri.
oery, torture andtureati. Nine, after con
tineiiioDt in felon's cells and much suffering,
wore released without , any explanation
whatever. The loiuaining aro signers of
this care, lee prisoners arrested in May
wero at Fort Piilakl before their' removal
to Atlanta, nieir ceils weie as nark as
dungeons, without ventilation, and but four
by seven foet. No beds or blankets wcro
furnished. The rations consisted of a slice
oat porfc throe times each week, and
beef too unsound to eat the remaining
days. A piece of broad for each meal, sonp
lor dinnur, collee for breakfast finished the
bill of fare. An old ouster can was given
each prisoner, and in this vessel both cofl'uo
and bouu wore served.
It may be said that (lie soldiers received
not Meg better, but these cumins were not
soldbirs, aud thoir friends were ablo, will.
lug and anxious to givo them every com
fort. Why worn they denied the privilego f
Kfused all c?uiiuiiuif-Mion 'with tl.oir
friends, relatives, or counsel, tboy were
forced to live in those horrid cells night
and day, prostrated by beat and maddened
by layiiads of mositiI;ocH. Tho call of
nature wore attended lo in a bucket which
removed but once every twenty-four
At McPhorson barracks wo wero placed
In culls five ft't olevon inches wido by ten
b et long. 1 heso oolln weio afterwardc ill
viib'd, reducing thoir width to iw fett ten
incuts.. Tins is lorrioio, out truo. Upon
the arrival ot the olucor sent lioin Wash
liiutou to inrestigrato tho arrests, the parti
t ons were rumoved. Neltboir bod nor bed
ding wu,i furnished for them from two to
llvo days. We wore not poimitted to see
our fi hinds, families or connso! until after
memorials to Congress had aroused the
wnolu country to tho enormity of the out
rane. F.ven after this, our loiters breath
iug the atlictlnn and sympathy of a wile or
a mother were subjected to inspection.
Tho prison sink was Imuiediau It at our
cell doors and emitted a stench that was
At times, when snmohuniano soldier wa:
willing to transcend his oritoia and pivo ns
a breath M- fresh air to sooth" our distent
ed, bursting veins', wo would ask hiin to
close tlio door, pieforrlng to risk snffoca
tioti rather than endr.ro tho Intolerable
During all this time w were Ignorant of
tho charges ucaipt ns, ()1 eon so, we nc
copied the common rumor that our arrest
grow out of tlio iu nider of Ashbum; but
alter our counsel w trrnittid to vHt
us, no dotlnito lino of delenc conld I
jy.asiii'd iu iho fcb.iouco oi ail specilica.
Wo were furnished with a copy of the
cbaiges tigainst us en the 27th of June, onr
trial having been set for the 2tfth. Tho in
tervening day wss Sunday, and wo weie
140 miles from tba scene of the murder aud
the reideuce of imr witnessea.
Sevor! of the undeisigued never saw
doltctive Whitley until weeks alter thoir
ane-it. Whou they did meet biui, be nev.
i r j rts-umed to treat tlioni with dLsrc fleet.
Keeent developioonls, new to us, havo
shown him to be in, famous aud bis trratmoit
of suborned wltnessos will be pioven by
t!uio who know tlio t'lets. Onr ieiuls and
tl, press liuve iiave not tvjtjcr(Hi J tho bar
burity with wiiich wo huvo been treated,
but they should not throw tho nspovsibiUty
upon a cotitinifdiblc detctivo who would
i(.ry In tlio tiotoriety his infamy would give
lorn. A in fix for higher (nine. General
Mi ado told (JelKiial K. li. Chilton, (during
the war Ganoral Lee's adjutant) upou the
fvuot lils ile(.arluro from Atlanta, that h
had left fall insti iiclions with General Sib.
ley e noernlng the (ilsiition of the Col
umbus piiso.iers. Theso in'fruitum con
iroUi'd ixir tieatment, and leava uo issue us
to tho q ileal ion of Mi.srnKsiBil.il r. At the
proper tline, and iu a manner that will not
Intrude upon your valuable space, we will
make good our position, and will ahoWf ou-clusivt-ly
that (his ii.iparallod proseeutimi
ns atU-mpted solely for Jiolid'ful pnrposot.
The ollieeia and soldieia of the garrison
wero as kind as I heir orders would permit,
nnd respectful, wub but lew exceptions.
General Iluuii's eeiirteai-, during tlio tiial,
especially after iH.I.e's -r1!, was iu strong
coutrast with too niaiiulitit', unencious,
rstUM.T and umjruUtmiiiity ci'iidtict of Joe
Of tho abb and untiring effort i t Mir
counsel we cannot ?penk in too high prujpo.
in toe peopio or Georgia, and especially
to our good fileuds in Alauta, wo return
sinccro thanks for their sympathy aud us
aistanco. W. D. Cnirr.KT,
C. C. Kk OKU.,
li. A. AVk.i,
f.. J. KlHSl'llBT, M . .,
J. L. WmoiNS,
Al.VA C. JloI'KB,
w. a. m-KK,
JlMtS V. JJaRRSR.
A Noni.K FiiiM. We would direct our
readers to tho lolloping card :
U. S. (ittANT. Sl'UlTI.F.R CoLflX.
GllAUT & CoLKAX,
Tankkim, AVushington, D. C.
Respectfully inform tl.e pcoplo of tho
United States that they will bo engaged in
tanning some old rotten Democratic hides
until aitcr tho 10th dy of November, 1808.
The Senior member of tho firm, having
had considerable experience in the business
thinking that, by tlio help of his partner,
all work will be dona in a satisfactory man
ner. Reference Gons. HucUner, rmbcrton,
II. E. Lee, and other di8t.ingmtihd persons
of the samo porbiiaidon. xchamje.
Yes, It s only tho old rotten ones liko Joe
Drown, and egiiie-t as much lie is used on
thorn as was attempted to be used on the
hide of the President by a ocrtain botch,
but f.onci itod tanner, last winter. The old
things will scarcely soil, even Iu the Radi
cal market. Tho senior member of the
aforesaid firm, will, after the 9th of Novem
ber, pass uy. Fever river, a small htream
which empties into tho Mississippi just be
low the Galena load mines ; following tba
courso of tlio stream ontil Lo reaches tho
mouth of bait river, ho will pass up that
stream to its fwimtaiu head, a id w.ll air and
cool his blood during the remainder of his
days beneath the perennial herbago of thut
arctic cliino. Ho will limit his library to a
copy each of Paradise Lost, Life of Winfleld
Scott, Memoirs of Jao. Popo and a pamphlet
containing an account of tho battle of llol-
Gi-n. Grant's "Poace" is strikingly lllus.
t ruled in the various measures beiore Cou.
gross tho foiemost of which is to place
arms in the hands of 75,000 negro Voters,
and in the hands of those carpet-baggers
wuo nave oeen put into otlieo by ncro
The next prominent measure is the non.
Oiition to keep Toxas, Mississippi and Vir
giuia out of the Union, to u-o tlio language
ol that puro pain at, Judge Bnsiel, "until
thoir tenth chatter." Tho little State of
I lorida Illustrates General Grant's peace to
a dot. Two tifgr jes-tuado Soimtors from
thence vote dou n tho 4,1100,000 of white poo-
pie in jnow lorn ana in the county of Le.
on, where 2,00 negro volers were register
ed, 35,000 rations were issued just bofore
the election ! This Is tho kino of peace
Gen. Grant invokes, and pray how lone
aoos no suppose it. win last r Jr. X . z
Is this Goo's Jchoment. Mrs. Surratt
was bung for beiii au accomplice jn the
murder of Lincoln The testimony on which
she was convicted was that of four men,
Baker, Montgomery, Clever und Conover,
precious scoundrels. Baker Is now d.Vid
Montgomery is now In prison for tmbezzlo-
moul (Jlover lias oeen convicted of an in
fumoUB ollonce, whilo Conover is serving
out a leiin in me penitentiary, i'restou
King, who prevented Mrs. Suriutt's daugh
ter from aeuing the President iu behalf of
her mother, committed suicide by drown
ing in the North river ; while Lane, who
supported King m bis conduct toward Sliss
Surratt, shot himself in St. Louts ; and now
Staunton hi kit all U records of tha
trial from tho President, at last sneaks out
of tho war cilice like a miserable hound
that has been detected iu stealing sheep.
God s judgments are sometimes slow, hut
they are very sure. The Radical party that
npbeld this Infamous crowd iu its rascality
has yet its judgment to receive. That wiil
be done lu November next.
Akexootbok Colfax. Thero !a a good
joku told about Uobax whou he and the
Uoii, Sir. i itch wore oppos ng candidates
for Congress iu luitiana. t'ucii bad a letter
from a prominent cilizeu of tho district
which reflected very .severely upon "SKy-
ler" in several particulars, which, during a
joint discussion between thorn, ho was
the burnt ol reading. Oollax.ot course, had
no reply that ha coma out iu, so he med
to "grin aud boar it." IIowuvoi, Mr. Fitch
Imagined that Colfax was vwyunxua
get possession ot the letter, whereupon he
Lad it exactly copied, and ou tha next day
of discussion purposely placed the copy
the way of Mr. Colfax, who very naturally
gobbled it op. On tho subsequent duv
when they met. Finch incidentally leferrud
to "the lottor be had ri bis possession." eet..
wiioroupuu Colfax sprang lo bis teet and
branded the statement as a culnninv that
bo wODld no longer endure, and dolled bim
to show the loiter, iuruing upoQ him
Fitch said ; "I t that what, you want, you
liuio rusculf You thinktliai you slolo that
letter from uie yesterday, but you did not
it was ouly a copy. Hem is tho oiitiaid.
And now, Mr. Colfax, I would pnnpose to
treat you as a lend mama does a relractory
boy, woio it not that to-morrow you would
show tlio seat of your puaishtnent for the
sake of fcxeitiug sympathy." Colfis never
denied tho loiter aftei ward. 6'i. iinquirer.
Da. Johnson's Pkatek. Perhaps Dr
Johnson never composed anything so truly
exctUonl as his prayer again, t inquisitive
ami perplexing tlioiighls. e Insert
here, in the expectation thut it will roue
seme In art, winch needs it :
"O Lord my maker and protector, who
has grncious y sent inn into this world to
work, out my salvation, enable ion to drive
f rom uio ail such uniulot aud porplexir
thoughts av may binder or mislead mo in
tho practice of thoso duties which thou hast
retained. When 1 behold tha worka Ihv
bands, give mo grace always to remember
thai u.o uol my tliougnts, nor
thy waya my ways. And while It shall
please thee to continue uio lathis wmld
here much is to be done, and little to bo
known, teach ine by thy Holy bpint
wiij.iliaw my loud from uuproilialilo an
dangerous iuipiirs, fioui dtUieuities vainly
curious, aid Ooulils luiposs nli) to l.e solveU
Let mo rejoice m tbo light which thou last
imparled ; let mo serve thee with active
zal aud bumble coutidciice, aud wail with
pat'onl eioeclali, n tor the time iu which
tlio soul which tboii received shull be sali
find wub knovs l.dgo. Giant tliis, O Lord,
lor Josns Christ's nke. Ariiou."
Thk Powkb or HIl'sic. A man who had
been in me last sla.es of Intoxication, was
broi gut I t loio a jusi'ue iu Alabama, exam.
ined ajid lined for being drunk und disor.
dorly. Ti.e poor lellow bad ouly an old
irt rmui llute, aud when asked il would
leave it l-s a )del.- for his liau, ho replied
that it was an exc'ILi. old in t.uiutni,
and uudoi' no ciiruiu .tatie is tuould lie piri
with it. I'urtioitul of ii,u dignity of the
court, bo r.iiKil il to his lip aau blow a few
sweet noU s, at once attiactiu and lixiiij
the atu uti.m of tbo court an I scctutoiH.
Hit perceived his adv intjgi s, uud played a
piainl.vo which imbued the court with
pity. He 11 en changed il lo a patriotic
measure, and the ,,.Siur.SpiUi,'led Buiiu-r"
and "Vaul.oii iJoedlu" excited the cuilll to
a fraternal lovo ol country. I, or never
wai I be t i mo. "iJlile" roiled out in tavel
and rapid cadences. F.veiy cii j was lakei;
by Hoi in. Tho policemen dance 1 to iu
measure tliu s;ictators wag,ol tbi-U-beads;
a.'ul me court, liau Al mud jr,sinil
eil its delight. The tine Was siiicki u from
the d.Kikcl, an I tbo p 'or Kliow lift Willi
tho tlute under bis a m, we Inyo a ulcer
and a In tier nun.
The. lladicnlsand Veil. J'.hiir.
Gfn. Blnir T.as a sreat favoiito among
the Republicans until bo rofnsod to follow
them Into Radicalism. Previous to that
ovent, nobody was pnr-r, truer, or better In
their estimation thun General Blair. In the
lliirty.suvcntli Congress he was placed In
nomination for bpeaker of tho llonso by
tho Hou. John Hickman, of Pennsylvania,
in thfso words :
I beg leaVH to nominate for the Speak.
erBhip of this llonso, Got. Francis Blair,
Jr., of Missouri, a gentleman who has In.
augurated a war policy in that State which
has elicited tho enthusiastic approbation of
of every loyal American citixan."
Its recotvsd torty votes on tli first ballot
and then withdrew hisnamu. Among those
wbo voted for him wo Und the tinmen John
Bingham, of Ohio; Koneoe Coukling, ot
New York, now FoUod States Senator;
Kelley, of Pennsylvania ; Lovejoy, of Illi
nois; Sheruiun, of Ohio, and Schuyler Col
lax, of Indiana. Then General BUir was
such an ablo, upright, honest, good mau,
that ho was in thoir estimation, tho proper
rorson to be tho Speaker of the House of
Ueprosentatlyes. Xsow, theso fellows have
othing too bard or too low to say aiuinst
him. Cleveland Jianncr. ,
Xational Democratic Platform
Adopted Jala 7, 18GS.
The Domooratio party, ou National Con
vention assembled, reposing its trnst In the
intelligence, patriotism, aud discriminating
justice of the people, standing upon the
Constitution as the foundation and limita
tion of the powers of tbo Government, and
the guarantee cf tho liberties of the culson.
and recognizing the questions of slavery
aud scccs-ion as having been settled for all
timo to como by tho aur, or the vnlnntary
action of the Southern States In constltu-
nal conventions assembled, end never to
be renewed or l sagitutAl, do, with the ro
turn of peace, demand :
first. Immediate restoration of all tho
States to their lights in the Union under
tho Coostitu ion, and of civil government to
the Amctiean people.
Second. Amnesty for all past pol.tlcal
offences and the regulation ol the elctivo
franchise in the btaten by their citizens.
Third. Payment of tho public debt of tbn
United States ns rapidly as practicabht; all
moneys drawn from the people by taxation,
except so much as Is rmi'iisite for tho no.
cossities of tho Government economically
ad minis ere 1, being honestly applied to such
payment; .id where tho obligations of tho
Government do not expressly state upou
their lace, or the law under which they
wee issued docs not provide that they
shall be paid in coin, they ougnt, In right
and justice, to be paid lu tho lawful money
of tha United States.
Fourth. Equal taxation of ovory species
of properly according to its real value. In.
eluding Government bonds and other public
Fif.b. One enrroncy for the Government
and the pooplo, tho laborer aud the oflico.
holder, the pensioner and tho soldier, the
producer and tho bondholder.
sixth, economy in the administration ot
the Government ; the reduction of the
standing army and raw; tbn abolition of
of the Froedmen's Bureau, and all political
instrumentalities designed to secure uegro
supremacy; simplification of tlio system,
and discontinuance of the inquisitorial
modes cf assessing and colletiug Internal
revenue, so that, the burden of taxation
may bn equ dized and lessoned ; the ctcdit
of the Government and the enrroncy made
good; the repeal of all enactments for en
rolling the Statu militia into national forces
In time of peace ; and a tai ilf fur revenue
upon forelg-r imports, and such equal taxa
tion undor tho internal revenue laws as will
afford incidental protection to domestic
manufactures, uud as will, without Impair
ing tho revenue, impose tho least burden
upon and best promote and encourage the
groat Industrial interests of tbo country.
boventn. Kelotiu ot abuses In the admin
tslratlon, the expulsion ot corrupt mon
from tfti:o, tho abrogation of useless offices.
the restoration ot right! ul authority, and
the Independence of, the executive nnd
judicial departrmnts of tho Government,
the subordination of tuo military to too
civil power, to the end that the usurpations
ot Congress and tho despotism of tho sword
blghth. tonal rights and protection tor
naturalized and native-born ciliaens at homo
aud abroad, the assortion of American na
tionality which shall command the respee:
of foreign powers and furnish and example
and encouragement to peopio struggling
for national Integrity, constitutional liberty
and individual rights and the maintenance
of the rights of naturalized citinons agtinst
the absolute doctrine of immutable allegi
ance, and the claims of foreigu powers to
punish thoni for alleged crimes commlttod
beyond their Jurisdiction.
Iu deinauding ihco measures nnd reforms
we arraign the K.idicul party for its disi
gard of right and tho unparalleled opprea.
sion aud tyranny which havo marked its
career. Alter n most solemn and unaui-
tnoup pledge of both bonsos of Congress to
prosecute the war exclusively f.ir toe main-
tenanco ol the (rovornmeut and the pros
ervailon of toe Union under tho Constitt
tion, it ,bas ropuaiodly violated that mom
sacred pledge, under which alone was ril
lied that noble volunteer army which car
ried our li kg lo victory -, instead of rentoilng
the Union it has, so far as in us power, dil-
solved it, aud .suiqectod ten biatos, In tim
of profound peace, to military dospolisei
and negro supremacy -, it has nullified them
tho ik tit of trial by jury; it h.,s ahoHshsil
tho habeas corpus, that most sacred writ of
liberty; il has overthrown the freedom l
speecu ami mo press; it, i;as suiistuuiia
arbitrary suir.ures and arrests, and Imilitiay
trials, und secret star-cbaiuber inrjulsltj'tis
lor tco constitutional tribunals; It aasahe
regarded In time of peuco tho right of tie
people to bo five from searches and seizure
il has entered the post aud telegraph olticHi,
and even tboprna'.e rooms ol individual'.
and seized their private papers and let'Os
w'tbont any specific charge or notice f
aln lavit, as required liy ttie organic Inf
It has converted the American Capitol tifo
a liastile ; it has nstublista d a system
spies a.id o.'liciul t-piouie to which to
constitutional monarch cf Europe wmid
nets, di.ro to resoit; it tus ttboliNliAd tie
rifcii. of appeal on impoi ttnt constituted
qisi-t:n () tho ruprrmo judicial tribanii,
ana threatens to curtail or ditrf'V i,, orif
nal jurisdiction, which Is Irrevocably vesltd
by too Constitution, whils tlio learned Clil f
Justico has been nut'jtfctvd to tbe mil
atrocious calumnies, rierely because lo
would not prostitute bis high oHice to tji
supp irt uf tl.o falao and paitisan chart s
prele.-ied Bgainst tlie President. Its c -rapthii
ai.d extravagance tave exceertid
anythiig known iu li.iory, and by its fruuti
and monopolies il lias nearly doubled te
burden of the debt created by tho war. t
has stiipped the president of his CoDstb
tioual power of appointment, even of Its
own Ckbioet. Under its repeated assaulla
the pilUrs of the Government are lockiig
on their b&sc, and should it sureeod lu
Novenila)!- next aud inanguiato iis Pre4t
deut, wg will meet as a subjugated utd
conquer jd people aruld tho ruins of liberty
and the scattered fiau.onta of the Conrti
lulion. And wo do declaro and resolve that ever
aires tlio peopio of tlio Ur.itud Slates thiew
oil all subject on to Uei British Ciown, thu
privilege und tru.loi nillra., ) buhinaed
lo lie: soveial St.Ues.a.nl have beeu granted,
reflated hnd contr.illed exclusively by tho
pJillcal jiower ol each State respectively,
and that any attempt by Congress, or any
pretext whatever, to deprive any Slate of
this right, iir interfere wltii Its exercise, Is
a tligraut tisiirptu u of power which cm
find no warruat In tbe Coiistitntion, and
if sauctiono i e t people w iil subvert
our form of Government, a id can only
end in a slngla t iiimli:-.. d and coriolid tted
foveiumeut iu which the st-para' existence
il li e States will bo entirely absorbed, uni
an unqiiabllod tlesimlisin be establislied la
place ol a Federal Union of cocq ul State.
And thai we lepird the recmisti iiction
act., (sn-calied) of Congress, as such, as
ninpjti.ns uui I'tiei.ustiluiluuat, icjbi
tioua'.y and oW.
That onr sold, and ,u.lhrs who carried
the flag of our Tmtrv Ut victory against a
moat gallant an.ijdetermirtd foo, must ever
bo gratefully re it "inhered, and all ths (tiar-
antees given In eir, unt must pe lailli
fully carried IntJ exccmou.
That thtvpublf. lands sliould bo distribu
ted as widely tjiossible among tho peopio,
and should be riMsosed of either nndor the
preemption of Hmestad lauds, or sold In
reasonable qnanj ties, an 1 to none but, ac
tual occupants, at tbo liiinlmnm ptico es
tablished by tin Mowrnuiout. When grants
of tbe pnbliu la. lis ma; be allowed, ueces
sary for tho oil onrugvmcnt of important
public improve fiouts, Die proceeds of the
sale of such )&, and ,'int (ho lauds them
selves, should bso applied.
That the ProsUont ut tbo United Spates.
Andrew Jnbi.sorv. in exercising the power
of his high ollics ia resisting tbe agressions
of Congress upiln the constitutional rights
of the Stales anil the people, Is entitled to
tho gratitude e the wuo, h Amor lean peo
ple, and iu lb f of the Democratic party
we tender him or thanks for bis patriotic
efforts io thai i garl.
Upon tb;.ri.'4iiorm tbe Democratic party
animal to nvt A- lisll iot. tucludlmr all tbe
consorvativa e'fmenl and all who desire to
support the Glituiiua uud restore the
Union, fureitiug all past differences of
opinion, to un on won us iu the present
grcal struggle (or the liberties of ibo people,
and thai to alt sneh, to whatever party they
Uiay have bolrlotore lx,iis,-i, we extend
tho rij-ht liaol of lellowsbip, and bail all
such co-opiratiug with us ut li lends and
Death of iV. Thaddeua Mevcii.
lion. Tea.l'lvis Stevens, wliose Uness has
been report. B for several days, died on
Tuesday last I J midnight, at bis residence
in tbo City of ' fl'ashlngtou. It Is stated thai
he passed away calmly and quiutr, without
a struggle, us if asleep. -
EI A R 11 1 E IK
EOBEHTS CH.VULE3 On the JStli of
August, at the residence of the Jride's fath
er, Greenville jhstnet, S. t iuus Id.
Biirkrts, of Iselsou, county, fa., to Mhts
M. Kate CnvRi.ts. '
Kichmond Whig please copy " '
ARTHUK THORNTON )n the Clh of
August, at the Thomas lions., Bristol, by
Rev. W , V, Noal, John W. Aimca to Mrs.
Lucy A.. Tuorktos: all of Ptlaski co., Va.
On the morning of the 6th rtst..tn Bristol.
at the realdenceof b a brotjer-in-law, Mr.
J. A. Backiur( Mr. Clint.k Cbaft, aged
nearly 23 years. j ,
THOMAS SMITH, .
Jobbci? & Dealer,
in an Einou ci i
Ko. 25 Sycanwre Etrcett
Large lot of Goods lniug eonVantly re
ceived from Auction aul otlere.liat small
advance. Merchants wiil find tb-.f tlio lar
gest and Be.-t Hokvted STOCK in1 the City.
Also, Agents for tbo Floruuiw Sewing
Machine for the States cf Virginia nnj
North Cnrolinn. This Is decidedly- tho bet
Family Sowing Machine yet offered to the
SW Orders Solicited.
JSO. UuNNAS, B. D. DONNAS', J. A. MINHTON
GROCERS AND COMMISSION
No. 109 Svcamoro Strwt,
I 1'FTPRCJTlTTnn. V.
U. T. BOCKOVER, ,
General Commission Merchtnt,
21 J.ast Eido Roanoke Dock,
RsreiiKKCks: Morcbanls aud Eankera of
norlolkj W. W. James, E.i., of Biistol
Tonn. , ,
Wm. S. SAUL, Soliciting Agent, Bilstol
Twn. , Aug. U.-3m
lANKRUPTCVl IIANKRUPTCY 1 1
The undersigned are prepared to prose
mitA MlRlta 1(1 I n .-1.. it ....... :.. . V. - IT l.
v.'.,nvi iiiiiuanim lennessco. iiiuniis
furnished aud tcbedultw 1 upaivd at our
oiUo. : N r , t
Tork & Tulkornoii, Att'ya.
Hristol, Aug. li, 4w
yy jA. K. FALKENER : C(i.;
WHOLESALE DEALEK3 IN '
Boots, Shoes, Trunks,
100 sycamore street,
!' PETERSliL'IIO, VA.
Eotail Btcro, lo. C7 Eycumoro Etroct
ong 14 ti
DAV-R, IIOPEU ft CO.,
WHOLESALE (JKOCEUS AKD
PETEKSBUKG, VA. .
T"EE1' eniiHtantly en hand a largo and
J-V well selected Mock of Groceries, which
they olTur low for ChmIi ol Prodnre in hand.
They fay especial attention !' the snlo of
Wheat- t'orii, flour, nnd all ki uls of ooun
try predict, and matte liberal ndvaucos on
name wlaii in hmd or receipt of railroml
Hill of hading.
.S icks furnished for Oraiu when desired.
rnilE HOLSTOX SPRINGS,
y .. UN iii;iJAiJDS.) -
' r .. -... r v:..:..: , w. .
Till.-? well kruwj WATESISC TLACil,
situated ou tlm llolon lliver, lu Scott Comi
ty' Virginia, within a short day' tinvel uf
iliistol, Tonn., 'having chaugvd hands and
uudTg Hie tlio neoenaary ro- airs, in
NUVV Ul'E:i FOR T1IR PECEPTIOJf OF
p:j'''Tlie delightfully cojI an picturqno
location of this famous Kenoit, its smdid
.liery su l elegant improvements, t
to Make it OHO of the limit lit!
.St'M.Mbfl IHl.vtK.-i iu Virginia.
of tr n
flieautifu'.ly situated. In the eonijaf
tcel, un I it. or.o nun irca nn i nity
the iiiuiu buildifi, are iheJu fseton
Mim-rul prtng; :
1. T'no Largo Harm Sjrinjr, a
Medivitteil Warm Itatln su wei Ting
puiiios's of health and lusury, witli-ui bo
ing sufficiently high to gie it theiiHtnl .Us-
J iiicalilf rtater of warm ruter. I
'. 'i lialyt saie. I
3. Tbo hit. Sulpliur, possessing nil the
luedieal vii-tuu of Uio .elebruted OrL'Ou
bnerVhite. J'-j'' ef uery is moi-t euchanting. fine
ridea und walks, lowly stream, and tl.o
liealtliivt looutien in tliu world, Tlio rooms
are large au4 airy, and tliu Tabla will bo
tuppliud vith the buft ths Country afluris,
THE - I3JVX
Will be eonelantlv sii)piiud wiik tba
ciinicE'rr MyU'tii.i, ciuAua, &o.
A e,"od i fipike lail- from lnti , tottu
f priiivf, ul a Line ot JUeks wiii run du
rin the t-i! f n. V
lUAlltJ-$i 1rl); ''fiio ptr
tr r-l-i lux ir Mouth
e l. Ai-ri.iNt; it co.,
1 i't 'inktors..
Jul; 1 1 " r
LIFE IKSURAHJli COMFiN
,; momtrkal; WELSON o .
w. o. cnuixiTo., ... pr , .
JO.i. J. llUl'fl-i5. Sventui
laCOO.OftO ! t
J I - ,
Iti rapid success, economical msnsgnne
V rKEK.i'OM FROM I'.ESTIUCTIOX
.' THAVEL ( AND KKSIDENCI;,
Recommend it to publio patrouaso.
It Is the duty of
Hating others dependent tpon him ,
INSURE II I s life:
It it, to some persons,
THE BEST INVESTMENT
Tker could make
OF SJIALt SUMS.
Sulitituting the skill and er.pcricnct
BOAHD OF DIKECT01W
For that of the Individual.
It Is ; publio beucfit,
i ltOTUOTINO CREDITORS
FroD Loss, and providing
i SURE -MEANS FOIt
tho maintenance of
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS !
It is becoming the ,
Of all inventroents ia the
NORTH AND IN EUROI'i,',
Where its benefits
have been fully tested
VVM. F. MOON, Agent,
HIS TOL, WPaVaV.
aMarch 1, 1808. 6m
BAKERY ! BAKERY!
OPfOSITE THE VA. DEPOT.
iron ifrraa every any n
Kite totisiantiy on liana alt Km. Is r
Cakes. Parties and weddings fur
nisuM at short notice. Cokes Icod and Oi l
nainented.' Candies of all kind of onr cm
manufacture, Yi'liolcsule and Retail.
hum, Uaisins, Fig?, Citron, fihelled All
moiulsi, Ourrants, Prescrred tiinger, (Jysteri
and l'ine Apples In cans. Lemon tSyru)
anu OferyUung usually kept in a Ooufe
tionery. Give us a call. .
i E, KUIINERT SU
April 17 ly
IIAVINO just rooeWcd a small stock of 41. -tf,0 '
BONNETS, , -"
FRAMES, PLUMES, 'ournal ti
' , RIBBONS, FLOWERS, Wy oond
LLONDS, LACKS, AC, rouLt o
I...A.McMfTitrat io fhrninA thu Ladic A'orfolk 0
with si mctbiiig of the latest style. Hai , .,'
uiK had c uioerallu experience iu tho bur
mess, I ir cot b'-itnto to say that 1 cai
plotBe tin most fnatiuious. Due attentioi
paid to tit olterlnp and trimming of ben
nets and huts. I also proposo carryuiir oi
the Mantua Maker's business. Orders fren
the country solicited, and promptly attend
MilS. BETTIE GALLAWAV.
Ono ilcor East of Gugrjunheimnieri
TALIAFERRO, HURT & RROS ,
Lijfutod Eoril Estate Brokers,
OFEICE AT THE
UW OFFICE OFW. K. TALIAFERRO.
A RING DON, VIRGINIA.
PROPOSE TO (SELL REAL ESTATE 15
Partioi wiehiug to purchase lands ia tlm
ecction, or t'o.tio dasiroug of telling, will
of.ll at tbe abof e-mentioned office, or upon
tlio urcautilo firm of Hurt & Bros., at tin
tepot , at Abingdon, Va. t
W. M. TALIAFFRno, !
P. n. iii'RT, ;
w r. hurt,
W. W HURT.
AT OFFICE OF
YOU I li. 1 ILKilltM)!,
March 27, 18dS-tf.
rjlIE STONE KIVEU UTILITT WOKS
Are bcatud in a lari;e four-story If-t
building, Bi d are puppiied at great rxiaM
witn new ami iuo inusi approveu uiacuiui
... , .1 . . t ,n
for working 1
. .IlED CEDAR, h
And ar rw pr-jducltig Imincnsc qaaatllt
ul every ...'.oiy of feHiS wuu mora ti
ecus than ntiy other factory In the Word,
Tlieir locitlnn in th" midst of the Imro a
forcats of Cevlar wood gifea Kreat adav
tuge any other establisueineut, aud aljki
tbe production of i
BETTF.K WARE AT LOWER PrdCU
THAV CAN POSSIHLT HE P
P. II. hPENCE, Sup
.. V ...... , avuili
Deab Sib i Thin linln arr.,11 will u
you that thin Now and Elcgaut Hotel ia
tad at, the Depot, and is now onen In il.
publio for patronage.
All I lie coiiU' rts usual in briit-elaat Ho
tels may l realized here.
If you wir h to spend a ft w drijs In uur
city, you wiil fiad it pleasnnt to step attl.n
Oond attention, ffnrid fui-n tnrl
, r - - -1 .wviiu-
ablo bi'.l', aUuys ou band.
t. onnented Is a fin-t-cluns Par and Bsber
Munlrtat all hours, to suit guest.?
Unsafe fj-e of charge, I
ACTON VOUNO, Yff t.
Juno l!, lH,g.tf
HH)TlIi:iiS& PHELPS, J
1,VL COMMISSION MEUClUiTS
ft, tWIMEROIAL ROr,
iciilE solicited and tttxral (Rivaa-
i a lua
I liriJgo on
for Congti i
" I arrlvot
on tho subl
law, and lor
4 come to tbe
one great p
am for tbU
J lust week ii
re... r ,
was a tub
near tlio tt
in trying t
1 tim el j
ten in tl
ml that v
lie deep 1
cu ; tho