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FRIDAY September 4,1868.
JIO RATIO SEYMOUR.
FOR VIC? PRESIDENT,
GEN. FRANK P. BLAIR.
It seems to havo been wisely decreed
that great historians shall appear only
after the lapse of many j'carg. As yet,
America lias produced no hod worthy to
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etandun the lofty tncho beside Holm
and llutni? and Maciulay, to trace the
record of her past for the warning and
and unborn. Irving and IWtt have
chosen to deal in tho shdowy knighthood
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.of the Moorish and bpanisli races, and
have left to tho pale and prosy' pen of
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JJancrOtl the llCCUSO! llie Proua race I
which took from the wilds of tho bis
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teotlili century tlie JOVCIJ Sites CU wuicn I tj
they hMe built their homes and, cities
Tli u far he ban done little more than
aggregate a material which it is drudgery
to read, and in that impatience always
indicative of moderate minds, betrays
a partisanship tor me present wuicn no
would fain conceal for tho past. iNer-1
vous under tho retirement of his Geld,
Le has betrayed a childish dissatisfaction
With the tardy honors to WtHcb be has
asnired. and clamors for tho narrow and
unstablo distinction of the politician.
.Oblivious of the fact that a people can
write thcir own history on their own hills,
and repudiate its compilation at the
lands of a parvenu, he has wasted years
,.(. i;f Un,ll,i l.a mh.I.i .f,,l anil
of a life he might have made useful, and
xaiiing to renect uonor on too country
which produced him, has won no chaplct
of renown for himself. For a base sub
ecrviency to the passions of a national
Lour, the cold but slow hand of retribu
tion has nailed bim on the wheel of
time, where the events he would record
acern whirling beyond his visual powers,
leaviug him to behold only those mighty
spirits who tower in tho past for thcir
obedience to laws ho had not the ca
parity to, obey. Iu his prolixity ho had I A
reached scarcely more than the opening
of the first revolution, when the God of
Nations, who makes bibtory faster than
Mr. Daneroft can write it, terminated
our short career of case and glory by the
opening of a second one; and while it
pleased Ilini to bestow upon us the
llachel of Tcaco at tho close of seven
years of defensivo labor, it also pleaacd
Him to cive to Mr. Bancroft that
'strong delusion" by which bo saw
' pcaco as the reward of four years of
'" aggression. Having in his trudging
come up to the footprints of Washington
and the lustre of Mt. Vernon, his eye
vita ait.4ilnnlv riLviMhed bv the chean
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tinsel which clrstcncd on tho plumo of
Grant from tho tiruo it left Fever river,
in 18C2, until it was thrown into the
perilous eminence which had its climax
at Richmond in 1SG5.
Tho true historian trusts not himaclf
in the stormy present, but, waiting till
the dust of timo bespeaks tho death of
prejudico, goes patiently to labor among
the mouldy records of tho dead, and
Jays them bare and bright to candid
inspection, (lis is a work of self-duuiul.
JIo goes behind tho haunts f mon and
' holds his solitary conitmiuion with the
dead. In tho august presence of those
temples whence hate and passion have
flown, bo cannot lie. Having left the
gasoofenvy, he caunot stoal from the
bolploM trust so wholly committed to
1 Lis honor. Bui it was consistent with
' tho perverted tasto of Mr. Bancroft that
ue should pause iu ins h intone view
- before the shadow of Washington to
' moss tho gulf of niuuty years, that he,
' liko the loathsome caterpillar, might
crawl und glutton ou the thiiplct of Lee.
Yet, true history will ussert its power
aud though its march bo leuduu footed
as tho slave, iu coil will, like the rcit
' Kcrpent of the Amazu, crush tlat
which canuot live forever. Tlieio will
1 yet coiuo a day for America when they
. who may hold dear tho memory of tlio: o
men who would compel our uuion with
thorn aud then reject it, will courish the
regret that they were ever boru in a
- couutry so democratic as this; uud
' some historian, equal to the task of
calling to perpetual I'cmeiubraiico those
men of Coufedorato glory o recently
poteut and now so nilout, will, iu his
charity for mudioerity aud presumption,
' refuse to place Mr. Bancroft ou the poi
gnard of justice, that tlio world uiny give
i luiu tho notoriety of proclaiming what
ho attempted and what hu did not do.
At length General Leo bus npokcn
There is uot a mugnauimoti.4 soul in our
hind who will not iickuowlcdiro him tc
be tho finest product of the present ccn
tury. ' fiat bis recent views were we
wew left alone to read in tbope Liera-
glyphioi be has written with his sword
on tne bums or V irginia. J ho great
minds of his own sectiuu hud sought
' counsel of him at Lexington, but be
' sp'iko not of political events. One
word from him would have Ikcu obeyed
by a peoplo who .'eve and honor him ;
but tho mailed baud of Northern pro
dominance had been laid upon bis lips
' and bis fili'tico ipjuiiwJ. An army if
turpiog critic, who read Divine law in
the New York Trihune., had attempted
to obscure his great example' by declar
ing Lira a churl. CaFling on mm
through the brazen throat of a corrupted
press to advocate the causo of Radical
ascendancy, they were amazed at a
silence they were not capacitated to
understand or appreciate. His arm hnd
beon bandaged down like that of the
Egyptian mummy, and yet they would I
Blander him that he failed to bend the
supple knre and beat the air with his
tongue to the music of a mad multitude.
Hut the lustico of Heaven moves not
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ft0,j a9 ti,e scrol 0f time Is steadily mi-
rolled it brings to view a tremendous
gathering of the Northern men, who,
rfcited with Southern blood and
a(irme(, roa,nUuJo of thcir own
, on g0,ltucrn rr,ckg
ana mountains to resist the avaluncho
th h diftooKaged. They have be-
t..l,l . l-.l.., S.imnaon aittiniT hnrn nnrl I
Llim! Lnnnnth tint temolri anil utUiIa I
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jiav(J 8worD wo 6uaH ncvcr worship
there, they fear our power to destroy
them in its ruins.
Ilieh func tionaries
are despatched, who ask the great war
rior of Virginia for counsel in tho
storm which threatens to engulf all on
boarj. The hand which pressed tho
8ea 0f 8;icnce
is withdrawn, and the
great man, who during a mighty rcvo
lution never did a moan or vindictivo
I tliiog, has spoken to the assurance of
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his troubled country in that phase of
peace which is more terriblo than war.
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iuus ia tne unseen nanu 01 rrovi-
dence shaping tho diplomacy of events,
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and When tDQ Storm la hldicst and tho I
elcment8 f trif b d all Ucl ;a
thcir turbulence, behold in the twink-
of aQ thal 5ronclad nr,d col.
lossal figure which rose to typify North
ern cupidity and New Englrad hate, is j
turned, like Lot's wife, into a pillar of I
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salt, which thoso same turbulent cle-
ments can beat and nlav UDon till it I
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ciuuiuiu aim icavo umy iuu uariuu waiuu
where it Btood. to remind a world that,
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like Babel, it could multiply evil but Ag&;D) ul g0 t,,, ..University
could not perpetuate it.
Const ilulional View of th War
heiwren the Stales. Bu Alexander
II. Stevens. '
This work has been upon our tablo for
several weeks, ana we should Dave
noticed it sooner, but it was our desire to
examine it with some decree of euro
before we expressed our opinion as to
'its merits. J-rom the many notices of
this work by the press, wo had been led
to form an erroneous opinion as to its
real object. We supposed it to what I
they had represented it a history of
the war when in reality it is not a
history proper, but a scries of disserta
Mr. Stevens bas departed from usage,
and adopted the colloquial stylo
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we aro compelled to think unfortunate;
for when an author lays down a col
lorjuy and writes his answer below, we
in many instances prejudge the nature
of that auswer from the mcro wording
of the colloquy. Tho author has cx
pressed himself in an awkward sentence
upon this very point : " lie felt the risk
attend imj putting forth anything, in tho
lorm ot a book, which, in its departure
froai'tbo usual mode of treating subjects
of the character in band, might not be in
accordance with tho ruling taste of tho
day." The italics are our own.
The colloquial style belongs to an age
in which printing was unknown, and
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the critio never found employment,
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revived in ttie nmetccntn century ; but
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.i.u,.ut, m.. ,juen..uu v..w.c,j,
view, the work is, in many respects,
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w ui to o. ... t.eui 0ui.uui. lueru is
is no man better qualifi ;J to perform the
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nvil iiiun tiv niivi linn uuijeiiuacil ll.,
ana tuo nook snouia una a place in every
To iho lawyer, tho statesman, tlw
politician, and to him who would have
a cleur understanding of tho causes,
origin aud results of the greatest strug
gle known to man, the work is invalu
It is issued by tho National Publibh-
iug Company, Philadelphia, and fur
nished by subscription.
At the 2nd adjourned of the Educational
iiimlyoJ llio ClCinus of bristol, August
Xotn, IKtiM, Mr. uvwi carter, (Jhairniau,
and Mr. U.L. lurk, .Secretary ; on motion
ol Mr. W, 1). Uiuor, il was rcsolveu nuani.
mously Ikat a coiumiltee of gentleman he
spiioitued lo prepare an "Address to th
business Men of litlstnl, in beliill of the
HiisUil High School, as uiost advantageous
to their own interests and to tlio cause of
r.diication in this Community."
Tne (JhainiL'U mimed the following com
mittee t Huv. ii. A. Caldwell, Rev. C. T,
Carroll, lie v. J. T, Kincanon, Rev. J. ),
1 Hillock, Mr. J. K. Anderson, Cupi, W, B,
WibisniK, and Dr. J. B. W inston.
The O.imuntMO would respectfully sub-
mil the following oriel suitress;
AN AIUIIU8S TO TIIK BI.'KINtHrt JUKV Or
lilllrtTOI., IN 1IKIULV OK TIIK HuisTOl. illllll
Sl'NiMII. AMI OK THK CaI'KH OK EDUCATION
ynloiitMi j It bohooves a l men to live
aud aot up lo the clearest lights of reason
They have been ttie nest and wisest and
greatest men of evory age who have not
only discovered those lights for their own
guidance, but have set Ihcui up lor the
guidance of their fellow. men kil l of pos
terity. 1 nese nave oeen tne true Deuelac
tor of our lace, H la in the power t ev
ery o 0 bs more or lesa mch a b n 'f ctor,
But, ou oiner nau i, me man or set oi
men. who wraps himself within the cloak
of his own sellishness, and devotes all bis
powers solely to sordid gain, dead to every
call upon him as a social being, does delib
erated disobey tmi injunction ot ins Imil
that "no liiau shall live uuto himself " It
Is neh men (hat the advocates of every no. I
ble enterprise deprecate as its worst ene
mies, not only, in not giving ot their abun
dance, bnt In being stumbling blocks to
others. It is such men whose memories
posterity bas a right despise and curse, but
whom. In mercy, it chooses to pass over In
silent contempt and consign to utter obit v.
ion. But such (A the common mass of men
of every age whom the Omnipotent Ruler of
mankind will mil pass over, bnt will in His-
lice curse forever, because mey nave re-
fused to recognize and aid in those great
schemes which He has appointel for the
improvement and civilization or the world,
and have thus retarded Its final relorma.
In the course of Provldnncc, we, tho peo
ple of Bristol, are called upon to pnt on
foot one of these grand and noble schemes.
Our opportunity has come. The obligation
l upon every one of us, and we cannot but
meet it, without incurring the solemn re-
,posibli.y of 'suppressing the rise and prog.
ress of education among this poople. But,
Instant of lis hnina a burden, this nohln
scheme proposed to the citizens of Bristol,
m '.e acccptea try mem as a loriunaie
ZlTi' rlX le acT mVohW
hereafter, and to wn to your memories
as a lasting monumeut or fume. What
more can men desire than to leave to
P0"'"'1? great institution of learning,
and to have their names ss Its founders on
biiii iii.u mull iia.Ma p. MB iiiuiiuuin uu
marl, In tablet, hnnir In ll tmbtin 1ml U I
there to be read by the youth of unborn I
nnnnranunD T in. T r i unliln unntimn.,.
KciiumviuiiB i ii-i, iui" wuiHMiioiiL I
does not seem to move tbe business men of
Bristol to give their co-operation, in the cf-
forts now being made to establish lust such
an Institution in our midst, to be a living
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iiiuiiiuiit-uk unci iijciii. . vnu juu, fiiitiu.
men, oll'or a valid reason for your sloth J
On tlio contrary, whilst you are doing noth.
lug, and are dead weigtita to others, you
are the very men to be moat benefitted in
the success of King College I There will
be drawn here every vear 200 or 4D0 stu
dents. At the outlay of 1 400 to each stu.
dent, the whole sum expended here every
year, will reach the large sum of 8S0.000 or
gIGO.000. Besides there will be a large ex-
lnditure accruing from the parenu. and
K"end? of .. atodenta, aa they Aall
come f.om time to time. In this view, every
founf "h K" n "
ha dnrklcfi oinnwhirp. will Iuith nff fe'SflO
each year, which, in four years will reach
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To iirnvA tn von that thin U nn hVa rtrflam. !
wa would cult rmir Attention tnthe town
of Charlottesville, consisting of 8000 souls,
whichcBs been built np and sustained al-
most solely by the University of Virginia.
That Institution formerly numbered 750
arudents. the outlay of each was $509 a
session and many spent from t1 10(10 to 3000
How, business men ot Bristol, yon can eas
ily tell bow an outlay of $400,000 has alone
built up a. town of the size of Bristol, and I
iiuw, iruiii luntj uiwo iu 1110 u Diversity, me
dUtance of a mile, stores are springing np
as if by magic, and in their doors stand fat
and smiling merchants, inviting these young
princes, the sons of the wealthiest mon from
the Potomac to the Itio Grande, with pock.
of Va." on its fostival days, and see the
multitudes of G000 and 10,000 of the wealth
of tbe laud, every house full and stores full,
merchants and hotel-keepers so busy and
so happy, sellln; goods and coining money.
We could cite yoii another similar exam
ple In Washington College, near Lexington,
Are not these strong aud Jl lng pro U
to convince you, gentlemen, what King's
College will do for Bristol, provided yon
will work now to establish this great enter.
prise upon a firm and permanent basis T
tor every dollar that yon give to-day, to.
morrow you shall get back tun : if not vir.
tuajly, you will du so in the enhanced value
cn8e your indill'orence by saying that there
are ,uo many d'uicuitics iu the way r w e
loll vim . i I u I 1. I lu AVnnan rt'ha
founders 'of that Institution, now the pride
f,(1 ,,0IMt of Ameiiua, a compeer of the
older and famous schools of Europe, held
tceir urst meetings In a log l u on the too
of the Blue llidge, and there linked their
names and their tamo with that of which
Virginia is this day most proud her great
U niversity . liut our own enterprise begins
under better auspices. In the rich legacy
bequeathed to us. It is to be reared here
,D 'ha niountain. at the common centre of
railroads, alruady built and to be built,
where from the cold North and tho hot cli
mates of the South, from the malarious dis
tricts ol the Last and tho distant plains of
itio west, young men wilt be Invited to
come by its readiness of access, the health
of the climate, aud tbe beauty of the seen
in a moral and intellectual view of edu
cation, wu have room lo say but little. We
hope that but little is necessary. Eveiy in.
telligent man, living in this enlightened
age, and taking a retrospective view of the
past, is lorced to acknowledge that the great
civilizer of the buman race has been edu
cation. Yet, when its bunianiziug tll'ects
are so generally difl'med, and felt more or
less by everybody, like the heat and light of
the suo, it is hard lo realize what this great
motive power has done for mankind.
Schools and books have been its prime me
dia .In these tl e oris and sciences have 1 een
nursed and bteu preserved and ihrougu
l mem trausinitteii irom age to azo. It was
liiem transmitted from age to age
darkness over the w.rll when ihey wore
kept from the puople by artful priests. It
was light again, gloriou ligtit, wlieu t
geaums student of Wirtembnrg, broke from
I nis ceil, ana neia up us pages beloro the eyes
of ignorant men. Itliecmt ou that uas
taimht. Mind to rule Matter, and brute force
to yield to Intellect. To its mild power,
tnB world owes that grand era and day
wni,n )or Ul0 nriJt ,imo upon tue Deld o1
Steiukiik, there stond two mighty armies
boe head and soul was an asthmatic skel-
etmi ahd a dwai fili humpback. There the
ediicaud tnuida of William III and tlu
11 like ol Luxembourg wisely swayed tho
wild spirits and assions of that mighty
ho&la, Liu yesieidiy the studious philoso
pher pulled with a kilkeii cord, tho awful
liglitnii.g from heaven to earth. To-day
science has m ide it the mouth-piece of Eu
rope and America, under the bine waters
Win Atlantic Bill yesterday the exult.
iug Watt reclaimed the volatile vapor from
the air li'.cl.iy tl moves iln: world. S- are
Die dt'Viileua of acienee revealing new facts
making uew di-coverios, finding out new in
ventions, and Mil'jooiltig by their educated
intellects, the natural powers of heaven
and earth to the common uses of men.
Who are these benefactors of Iheir race
but our young men whu catch the Inspired
iiloa trum sumo l.ooa at syl ool, and it will
not them go, till it comes forth a lull-boru
If "E luealion ta to the buman mind.
wnai sculpture Is to the block of marble '
then you lathers may be resporsible for de
priving I ho world of many a noble spirit,
consigning it io oiiuvion. This a grave re
sp insiliility. Meu slinuld weigh it well, be
loro tin y poiutlvcly refuse, for any unwor
thy reason, lo mil in the eause of education.
Men have no rinht to ueglcut tlio means ol
educating their childri n, and then to seud
them out tutu I lie world, as nuisances on
society. This question ought lo come home
to too Business Mnu oi' liil.tol at this time
with double force. We ce no rea-jun why
thoy should be a indifferent to the claims
ol education, ami there Is ever7 rcu-v n
why lliey should co.opeiate In the eslab
lishomu of the Bristol High ScIkm 1. You
surely will ni deny the great advantages
ol education the naponutiiiity of uiiering
it io your cnililreii, aud the beuctlti of do.
ing tins at Imiiie, under your owa eyes.
lo'eal llien, of hanging yourselves as clogs
upon the tiioita of others, why do you not
come up as uiun and determine to do your
jour part f
We know that s une of yon are standing
back and excusing your want of msn'y gen-
eriMty with the pica that the Bristol H'gh
School Is Mfdirmii. We are glad to meet
you on this your last and only plausible
syumieg ground, as lar an leacners are
cf aceru) d you hsvo rntfitng to prove this.
As to tho Curators, it is designed at the
B"xt meeting to appoint then from each
f.vangelica! Denomination. The doors of
this School are open to Indigent young men
of every Evancolical sect J' Chrietians.
free of charge, who design study inn for the
ministry. Ia this light, you rn compare
It with Emnry and Henry College, or any
other Institution of learning, and is there
any one of them that proposes v d,r as
What is your Isst resort t Aftor tolllne
you this, cannot you nnite with up, without
doing violence to what yon may call reli
gious diiterencesf And then, be sure that
such differences are not another name for
bigotry, the despicable and Implacable tv.
rant of weak minds. After your mason Is
convinced, take care that petty and mean
feelings ot envy and jealousy do not re.
strain your action. Do Dot stay from our
meeting, with the base feelings of self,
shame lor it, trora tho fear that you may be
asked (or a little money. It is little worse
than the man who deprives his soul Snnilay
after Sunday of th benefits of preaching,
lor tear 01 neiig esKeu inr ten cents.
19 there In Bristol a nun so basely sol.
fish thst, whilst lie wishes to se the Bristol
High School succeed, he wants it to do so.
by the iffirts of his friends and neigbors
alone, and men he will rmp Lis share of the
Donvuts r jr mere ne sucii a man among
those wu address let him for his owe sake,
Keep in's -lecp in nin own sordid heart.
.. o ii,-n innii ilium i-i yon, peuuemeo,
lire hnMb. h..elr vnm 11. i. ,.,ih ,.,...'
prise from such motives, let, if yon do
noi now cuwie. up u4 hi in iiiiji preat ruat-i
ter, the conclusion is irresistililo that you I
do not appreciate the cause of Education.
or that you arc in flu 'need by some one of
ttie nnman'y motives presented above. It
awaits lo be teen whether the peoplo
of Bristol are a proof of the saying
that education Is only appreciated bv edu
cated people, and whether their obsti.
nate inaction is to convince tho friends of
education here that they are not yet ready
lor tnia great blessing, limn will tho
speech of ene of our generous townsman
be verified that the highest aspirations of
our merchants (or themselves and their
sons are to "stand in their shop-doors, wait-
leg to catch the first glimpse of the old I
country man, riding
two or three old ducks behind him, when
all rush out one to seize tho bridle, an
other tho old man's leg, whilht two or three
are grabbing at the ducks." Let not fur
ther experience prove this to bo so.
There is yet another strong r ason why
all classes and trades of men should unite
now to bnlld up here this School. You
will be opening a sure and broad avenno to
your sons to an easy, cheap, but first-class,
education, fitting them for any position
or calling in life. You will be, at tbe same
time, creating here a state of cultivated and
retlned society, In which Education will be
the just, honorable, and distinguishing feat.
ore an4 thin education will be roado acccssi- 1
ble to all classes alike in tho proximity and
cheapness of the Bristol High School. You
will thus, and thus only, surciv binder for.
ever tbe growtn and establishment of a cod.
tirli and bloated aristocracy of wealth.
whither you aro fast tending, and to which,
In the nature of things, you will certainly
come, and which is the most nn list, tyran
nical, pretentious, despicable, and wicked
aristocracy that ever did rise and foster
upon the society of men. wo know that
none of yon want this curse to be the lot
of Bristol. But so surely will It be your fix
ed doom as it istruo tbatlhe Business men
of Bristol are training np their sons to re
gard trading and making money as every
thing, and to think that to stand behind a
connter and measure calico la the sum.
mnm 6onim, tbe very acme of human
wishes and human destiny.' What a blind
In this common strifo for money, some
few will succeed most Of you will fail.
Hard feelings will have been engendered
In the hot contest, and Vour fortunate
neighbor, bloated and pnfl'ed np with his
money, will stand over and look down upon
yon, with sneering tfride ana smiling con.
tempt. All this timo yon will be Imbibing
yourselves, and instilling Into your sons, as
a legacy, all tho vile and bitter passions of
Shylocks. lou will send them Into the
world intellectual dwarfs, without the edu
cation and learning to make them an honor
to their name and to society. Oh f the
6tolid stupidity of men that will not learn
that "riches taketh to itself wings and fit.
eth away" that though rich to-day, their
grandsons will to morrow be poor that
they prefer to leave their song a few hun
dred greenbacks more to be squandered,
than to invest it safely in an education for
them which they can never lose or waste,
and which, let come what may, will com.
fort their distress, relieve the worst of af
fliction, aed dignify tho worst poverty,
In conclusion, we boseech yon, the bus!.
ness men of Bristol, to unite as one
man in building up the Bristol IIi(;h
School. Let us have a great college here
that shall be on this hill a bright light,
casting its brightness and glory upon our
names and memories, far np the pathway
of the futnro. We have several times heard
it remarked that you need not present this
school to tbe people of 13rlstol in any othor
view than that ol a peenniarr nne. In that
sense alone, it Is worthy of all their efforts.
Bnt will the citizens or Bristol allow this
imputation on their names? Will they not ,
by their acts, prove thia to be slander on
them f It is for the business men of Bristol
to come np to the help of this great matter.
lou are the bone and sinew here, the men
of your day, who cau act with effect. Tbe
great responsibility is upon you. If this
great scheme fails, witli all Its sad conse
quences, you will be disgraced. It was the
solemn declaration or your mot nsetul and
honored citizen that if the Bristol High
School was a f.iilure, be did not want to
star here, but he would leave tbe placo for
ever. We appeal to you, thon, not to lot
this be so. 1 his school must be built up,
Yon have sons to educate, ion are re
mnili'A t.r. tliem and trt-nr.irtv for thelrrto.
B,tlon and usefulness They must he edu.
cated. If vou ro merchants, and vonr
son Is to follow after yon, aim to make
him the head of his i ailing teach bim, at
least, the laws of trade and finance try to
give him a love for learning develop bis
intellect elevate his tsstes don't lot him
he am?re measurer of calico, a merecouu
ter.honner. a mere automaton, with the
heavenly spark of reason smothered and al.
most gone out from the neglect nt educa
tion. We beseech yon do not. So wo could
say to the carpenter, tho farmer, the black
smith, to all mechanics. By the education
of your sons can you only expect to d gnify
and elevate these useful and necessary call
lugs to their proper spheres. Then we ap.
peal to all clasosand trades of the hirine
men of Bristol to come up as true and in'ei
Igent- m and resolve that von will build
up "King's College," as a lasting monument
to the citizens of Bristol, In behalf of the
great cause of ed ucation. Secrets has ever
crowned faithful and persevering ell'orta.
Our effort" i-hsll be so crowned. Looking
up tho shadow v vista of tho future at
"King's College" standing forth a compeer
other older sisteis over the land, fit us
gain new strength and new conrsgn. When
the battle is fmnlit and won, and the brows
of the brave are wreathed with laurels, let
not then selfish and craven spirits of to-day
be talking thon about "our collego," but tn
shame bold their tongues forever.
The liost'irinm Mission dan.
l,ee' vifivH In Hemxinsr.
A correspondent of the Uicliuond Whig,
who was the Urst to give any decided tutor.
mation iu regard to the conference of Oen
eral Rosecrans with prominent Southern,
ers, in a letter dated White Sulphur Springs,
V lrgima, A uziist Sdb, says (ienural Rose
crans addressed a letter to Oen. Lo and
others, in which bo propounded sundry en.
quiilrs to Gun. Lee, aunn g others, whether
we cm hope for any permanent peace and
prosperity under tho present congressional
plan of reconstruction, which surreudrra to
the control of negroes and a few whites
nearly all of the Southern States ; whuth
er, if the whites were all enfranchised and
given to the control of the South, they
would treat the negroes Justly and kindly.
eta. ticDcral Rosecrans requested General
Loe to confor with other leading S'thern
generals and civilians, and obtaialboir
views In connection with bis own-' I
A careful and well digested stcfuent
was prtparod, addressed to Generiiliose.
crans, In reply to bis letter. All tfpar.
ties to the conference signed It, and H tiers
are expected to do so. After Gener'0'1'
name came that of Beauregard, nf the
signature of Stephens, of Georgia, i hird
on the list. General f.ee, in his ply,
states that be believes the people the
Bout ti sincerely aoMre peace and a rwora-
tion of the Union. He does not ttj' it
possible that the country can prosporyhilo
the control and management of the gbern.
ments of the Mates of tho South reipned
In the hands of tho negroes end a few w ites,
and while the mass of men represent!!? in.
teliieen.-e are disfranchised. lie life eves
If tho whites, are relieved of ail iOtical
disabilities, and therehy given asceu&ncy,
that they will, If left to themselves! treat
the negroes with kindness, forbearanB and
Justice. Tho Southern people, in bfcopin.
Ion, regard the questions of slavery bd se
cession as settled finally by the v. ft and
they have no disposition or incllmAm to
re-establish the one or again try ihcf'ther.
It is the unanimous wish, says Gel Lee.
of tho Southern people that we sh have
lasting peace The people of thiisouth
have the greatest interest in having! good
and stablo government, that will frotect
them In their rights and property, Id un
der which they may go to work pSierly,
and with tho confidence that whatever they
raay accumniate by tdelr labor majtie se.
euro for themselves and thoii childri. The
reply covers five pages, nd ro.assors em
plialically the declarations of the ipnser
vative conventions of the South. f
In connection with the announewnt of
the Suu, yesterday of (Jen. KosecraJj's do.
parture Iurui. the Washington Sir con.
lectures that it is thought best tbaj Gen.
K isecrans should consult vith ttioT emo.
cratic leaders elswhere as to the ad? abili
ty of producing this correspondence Jiior to
its appearance. Baltimore S'un, 8epst.
Tns Frksioknt os Paid Mii.itia.bi tub
Status. Mr. L. C. Brcck and Colon"! Loo.
nv BUthorized by tbe conservativesrTen
ncssoe to lay before the President t situ
atlon of affairs in that State, havef ad a
lengtqy interview with tbe Executfo, du.
ring which Tennessee matters werf fully
discussed, with the following result, cor
ding to a Washington telegram : $
"The President referred the eelefrtion
to recent orders as the limit of Exeetive
power iu tho matter, but assured theuhat
every means authorized by tbe constittion
and the laws would be Used to eecurthe
freedom of the ballot in Tennessee aiythe
boutnern states without ltiterlerendi by
Federal or tato troops. Tho Present
Jqj ground tliat th constitution f iiis
any of the States organizing a standing ar.
my oi paia soiaiers ; mat minus outy nn
cumhent upon every citizen,' who ean'tily
be exempted from it by tho piyment a
line or providing a substitute ; that the tl
ilia is an emergency force, subject de
called lrom the plow or loom at any lo
ment, and from which no citizen can escae
but that a standing army is ropugnauvto
tbe constitution and to the spirit of out i-
stitutions. Every constitutional power, if
the Lxecutivo will be used to prevent tc
organization of standing armies of pal
troops In any State unless called for atl
controlled by lederal authority.
"The Fresident, during his prolonged
torview with Messrs. Burck and Loona,
produced aud read from the books the par
of the constitution and the several laws 0
the subject In support ot bis position tl
no State can maintain a standing army
paid soldiers. The law of 18(15. he dedal
ed, was conclusive on this subject. It dis
banded and forbade the re.orginizalion ,
the militia or voluntoer forces ot the Sout
The above bnt agrees with the goner J
grounds taken by Attorney General Kvartl
in his opinion on the subject lately, and oijf.
which orders have been issued to the miliJ
tary commanders In the South. liallUnori
Sun, Sep. 1st. f
Norfolk, the Northwest and the
From the Noriolk Journal.
There aro two routes by which to reach the
Tennessee railroad from Louisville, Ken
tucky, and Cumberland Gap to Bristol.
The links lacking on this route are from
London to Cumberland Gap forty. rive miles.
and thence by a road from the latter point
to Bristol ninety-live total miles of road
required to be completed to put us into
communication with Louisville, li Cum
berland Gap, one hundred and forty miles.
The second will bo furnished by the
"Louisville, Harrodsburg and Virginia rail
road" this route bas just been surveyed.
The engineer reports the route to be prac
ticable, and the people of Kentucky are '
enthusiastic in favor of its construction as
well they may be; for it will open up a splun.
did portion of Kentucky now cut oil from a
This road will run from Lonisvillo, Ken
tucky lo llarriHlstiurg, aud theLce it will
pass on lo the Yirgiuia line where tbe Lou.
isa fork ot Sandy river pastes tlirougl the
Cumberland mountains. From Louisville
to lllis point is in a straight line 208 milef,
andlioii Louisa f rk to tbe Virginia ana
Tennessee railroad at the mouth of Crab
creek the distance in a straight liue Is 100
miles making from Louisville to the lei
iicsse railroad 3U8 miles.
These figures being lor direct distances,
we must add for the windings of the road.
say bt miles, making in all fiom Louisville
to tho Tenuessee rallioid by thia route
three hundred aud sixty miles,
This route tl.en will reacn me Tennessee
rca 1 by a sborler distance than by London
and Cumberland Gap by apout forty miles.
Inasmuch, however, as it meets the 1 runes
tee road at a point thirty miles tviriiiuasl of
Bristol, this distance baa lo to be subtrao
led from the distance to Noriolk, aud ii
will leave tho proposed route from Louis
ville to Norfolk by the L., 11. und Virginia
line be v.i my miles shorter than thai of the
route I hrong h Lndou and Cumberland
Gup to Bristol,
The commisiloners named tn the charter
of the Loiiisvile, llarn diburg aud Yirg nta
railroad are lo in eel at the counnouoe in
LtUivillu to-niouow nigU, when tho en
gineer, ll. M. l'atton, E-q , will make a
The Loniaville couiltr ot me zoui rays:
As the object in projecting this road Is to
make the shortest possible connection wi'.b
Itio Virginia and Te.iuessee road, and give
us the imis-f direct roufe to Kurfulk, H Is to
be lxtped thai the nivuting will bo largely
attended aud the tut ject considered a its
ll we look on Hie map, we snail see mat
Louisville ia the (mini through which most
oflhi) Great Northwest must reach Noriolk,
and abo thai through which the route from
Noifolk lo San Francisco must pass.
Wu do uot unuei value the coimucttou al
ready existing between Norfolk and the
States of Teuilesseo anrt the a lutuwisi s inr
il will biim: a great trade lo nnr city. Nev
ettheless, groat as this trade must be, it
w 11 bo but niiali compared Willi wnai must
accrue from the ci'iimciiim wlih the NorlhJ
aest and lliu I'acilio.
Wo sgaui uig' upou our merchants and
biliiiies, men the tecessi'y of forming an
acoiiaintauee with llie great cities ol the
Northwest Cincinnati, f t. Louis, Chicugo,
and above all. with LouUvilie. We H unt
thai numbers of delegates from those cities
will be invited lo attend our convention in
October, and that such Inducement will bu
ottered that tiler will come without fail
Relv unon it. tho Northwest is to bo the
m-eal Miiiree from which eur city must
draw its prosperity.
The Bill al llie Greeubtier White Sul
phur Surings, was a great success and was
attended by Gens, l.ee, Beauregard, (lid
Echols, Hou. Alexander biepbcua aud otn
era of distinction. '
Cokobms ok Frxk Masons. A Masonic
Congresn, embracing representatives of the
craft from atl parts of the world, has been
convoked for the lRth of September, at
Havre, Franco. There are five questions
set down for discussion at this meeting t
1. Masonry at the presont timo : Does It
maintain Itself on a levor with social and
humanitarian progress f 9. On the Infin.
eoco of Masonry on the general progress of
sentiments, Idets and manners. Ilow this
infleence should be exercised at present.
The fundamental principles of Masonry
living universal, what measures should We
taken in order that regular Jlaons may
make themselncs known as such tn the
workshops, with all the rites and obedien
ces f . Ilow can Free Masons react on
onr epoch against the Idea of war, which Is
the negative of human fraternity r 6. in
what measure and In what manner is It
proper to prao'.iee proaclyteistn sgainst the
profane 1Jlallimore Sun.
PosTor FtpR Affairs. Virginia offices
discontinued Rock I'oint, Scott county,
and Warsaw, Richmond county postmas-
er being ineligible. For failure to give
bond Laurel Hill, Lunenburg connty;
Porcelain. Augusta county. Locust Dale,
Madison county ; Long Creek, Louisa connty
Spring Levol, Hanover connty jQullllnsvllle,
Scott connty j Shawsville, Montgomery
county ; Whitesbnrg ,Lee connty ; Whitlock,
Halifax connty j Wyllyston, I'rlnee William
county ; Trinity Church, Bedford connty ;
Water Lick, Warren connty; Kockvillo,
Hanover Connty. For alleged failure to
make quarterly returns Taint Lick, Ta3.
well connty; Port Conway, King George
connty ; White Plains, Brunswick connty;
Miller's Tavern, Essex connty; Tye River
Depot, Nelson county; Orlean, ranuiuer
county ; Stafford Courthouse, Stafford coun
ty; Thornton's Depot, rairfax county;
Ridgeway, Henry county , and Musoville,
Pittsylvania county, Va.
From the Virginian.
Sticklktvillk, Lkk county, Va., )
July 20th, 18f,8. J
Fellow CUmens of tin Eighth Compression.
I DUtrivt of Virginia: In announcing my
self a candidate to represent this district in
tbe Congress of the Lnited States,! will
say I am a white man, born in this county,
forty eight years of age. and bare my Inter.
est Identified wib yours. Iam from princi
ple what tbe republican party professed
in IS.'iB. I am ia favor of a while, free and
republican government, under the const!.
union framed by the people for the good ot
the people, to secure the liberty and equal
laws and I am of opinion that no strict part,
isan who adheres to Dartv fur the sake of the
party, is qualified to be a representative of
the people. '
D uring the war I was a union mau from
principle, aud as soon as 1 saw the time
arrive to harmonize the people under one
common government, with a resumption of
social relations, and peace was within our
grasp, and to obtain the surrender ol gen
eral prejudice, was the great object of my
heart, and nulla in the bonds of Union, all
under one, common government, subject to
equal civil laws, and my earnest desire was
the early establishment of civil laws in
Jaks W. Sauk.
MISl'ELLA NEO US AD VEH T1SMEXTS.
The firm ot G. P. Crouch 6: Co. is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. Tbe name
of the concern will be used only In wind
ing up the business. All parties indebted
to tbe tirm are asked to come promptly to
timo and settle with our Mr. Crouch, and
gtvo trouble to themselves and ns. q
G. P. Cnooru
The business will be hereafter conducted
in the name of G- P, Crouch. In retur
ning bis thanks to the public for a liberal
patronage in the past, he would respectfuly
ask a continuance ot tuo same.
Aiig.!Sif G. P. Cboith.
Abstract of tuo -mli Annual Statement
PHtHIX INSURANCE COMPANY,
File iu thu Auditor of State's Office.
ASSETS AT MARKET VALUE :
'ash ou hand, in Bund, aud duo
from Agents, . . $107,37,31
'nited States Securities, , l5(.bJ5,Ci(
.onus on Ajipruved .Securities, S'J,340,OU
.'ew York Bank .Stocks, . 00,125,00
lartford Bank Stocks, . . 242,03K,OO
liscellaneous Bank 8tocks, . 6S,00,00
-ouds State, City, Kailroad,
and Water, . USS.lif.U.OU
fonnecticnt State Bonds, . . HIO.IMMI.Oll
lliio State Bonds, . . . 89,fiil.0(
Accumulated Interest, . . . 4,3ns.1. Ml
tI liabilities, $124,b'Ji.oU .
(al income for fiscal year, I,2i4,92o,,04
tal disbursements, . . 1 , 0(V.,1 C'2.80
rotal Losses Paid by the PHCENIX,
Vi XU I i. u ai i . t U Ui i Ni m V Airnnfa
I Bristol, Term.
I Hay Press.
VE have for ule at a very low figure a
Bajtcr Hay Press. It has been used oncsen-
84j mid is iu guild condition will make
BnJ s weighing from 4(KI to GOO lbs.
f ice S 100 original cost ijtio. i
i .FOWLKU& G1BBONEY. .
oilet Powders, Powder Boxes ami
Hair Oils. Pomades, Colognes,
Lubii's licnuine Extracts, Cuiubs, Brushes,
Sc., Sc.. cheup fur cash, by
W. D. MINOR tl CO.
AujJIHf Nickels House Corner.
Sl'I'ES and Flavoring Extracts,
tal usserluient consisting in
N lit ult-rH Muce, liincer, Cloves, Pepper.
Ciiiniiuii, Vanilla, Omngo. I.nruon, Ha.
W. V. MI.NOK & Ul.
AufSltf Nickels Heuse Corner
AidUiCPTCY ! BANKRUPTCY 1 1
ThebndcrsigDcd ure prepared to prose
cute 4ses iu llaiikruiitey in the U. h
Courts) if Virginia and Tennessee. Islanki
furiiisliid aud Schedule prepared at our
t York &
& Fulkersoa, Att'j3.
Bristd, Aug. It, IHliS.
PKAL't HAS 1 T S VICTOR1 KS
(A3 WELL AS WAR II
PAY.U'S PATENT CHURN
I HAS riuiVKN 'IO UK
"OICE OP TBIIEIiVC."
rpillS b without doubt tho best Churn
L ever used, and la wni'ianteil to luuk
Butter ill iroin three to ten minutes, and
in ike iiioi ". mid better Piiittor from the same
iiuiiiiiiy ni ll ipmliiy of Milk tlniii uny ether
pussniie iiif.ii ii.
It is nUm simple and strong in construe
tion uud n l liable to get out of repair.
It it spi-fiiitly (inriible and dcsiriiblo, he
cause ll lamioH Willi enoeraga uud fruiu
tho bctt (,tnUty of It.l t i:l Alt, and
hence cxntlb all worthless Cliuius m.ide
from plunis, that fall tu pieees wlieu prop.
erly scaldcjl and suuiied.
HIE OU DOMINION CHURN CO.,
Aro sole owners of Iho Patent. Bight fo
tlio Mates 'nf Old and West Virginia, and
their Agent, Mr. P. 11. O'NKlL.wiU viaita
uunibor of tbe Counties assiniu as poss lile
with a view of sell ing CO UN TV R10HTS
as well as, supplying the Churns to ceo-u
rnnuESHEEs and cleaner?
WE have lust received a new tot .of O
Westingnouse ft Co's": celebrated Threshers
snd Oleanevs, with tripplo gear borse 'pow
ers, and Have tliem now ready for alo
These machines are the best in nso and em
brace oil the new improvements ar elegant
in appearance, and at the most reasonable
prices. Call and see them .
FOWLER 4 GIBIiONEY.
SODTH-W ESTEB.N VIRGINIA
TALtAFERIlO, HURT & BROS.,
Licensed Peal Estate Brokers,
OFEICE AT THE
LAW OFFICE OF W. M.TALIAFERRO,
AUlflUUlW, VlJUJllMlA. "
PROPOSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE IN
Southwestern Virginia. '
. Parties wishing to purchnse lands In this
section, or those desirous of selling, will
call st the Hbovc-nicntioncd olhce, tic upon
the mercantile firm of Hurt & Bras., at tli.
Depot, at Abingdon, Va.
v. ill. TflljlAri'KllU,
F. B. HURT,
W P. HURT,
AT OFFICE OF
YORK &. FIXKEKSOX,
March 27, 88-tf. '
riUIE STONE RIVER UTILITY WORKS
Are located in a large four-story brick
building, and are supplied at great expense
with new and the most approved machinery
for working '
And are now produciug immense iunnlitics
of every variety of vessels with more suc
cess than any other factory in the world.
Tbeir location in the midst of the immense
forests of Cedar wood gives grent advan
tage any other establiseement, and allows
the production or
BETTER WARE AT LOWER PRICES
TUAN CAN POSSIBLY BE
D. II. SPENCK. Supt.
ang l ttf
Dkab Sir: This little scroll will inform
yon that this New and Elegant Hotel is loca
ted Rt the Depot, aud is now open to the
publio for patronage. t
All the comforts usual in first-class Ho
tels may bo realized here.
If you wish to spend a ftw days in our
city, you will find it pleasant to stop at this
House. , i
Cood attention, good fare, and reason
able bills, always ou band.
Connected is a first-class Bar and Barber
Meals at all hours, to suit guests. .
Baggage free of charge.
ACTON YOUNG, Prop'r.
June 12, 18t8.-t.f
jF.IGH BROTHERS & PHELPS,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS
NO. 6, COMMERCIAL ROW,
Congnmcnts solicited nod liberal advntt
Late of Va. & Tcnn.
, R. R.
Dry Guodft, GroccrlcN, Hard
ware, Boots, Shoes, Huts, Kerosene
Oil, Lamps. Chimneys, Salt,
Iron and Castings.
All kinds of
COUNTRY PRODUCE WANTED,
For which we wiil pny the highest market
BiSr Wo return thanks to our friends and
the public generally for tho liberal patronage
bestowed, uud hope by close application to
business to share a portion their future
Auglltf . IJARMELIN0 BROS.
L'PERIOR Old Virginia Leaf Tobacco,
for Chewiug or Smoking, cheup for cash.
at W. D. MINOR & CO'S.
Aug. 20tf Nickels House Corner.
TUST RECEIVED Soda Crackers. Ad-
i ainantine Candles, Brown Sonp, Kero
sene Oil, Lamps, Rosin, Pulveriied ami
Rolled Sulphur, Corn Starch, slid many
Other articles useful to housekeepers, which
w will sell as low. if not lower, than usual
W. V, MINOR & CO.
Ang. 20, 180R. Nickels House Corner.
RO SAO A LIS,
THE fRKAT :
Blood Purifier !
n TJ "R, TTi M
SCROFULA IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS
KUUU AS V
Consuption iu its early stages "Enlarge
ment and Ulccrailou of the Uunds,
JoiutH,',Boiies, Kidneys, Uterus,
. Chronic UlietimBtUin, Krup.
tiuns of tlfb Skin, Chronic
Se.ro Eyes, &c, &e.
DISEASES OF WOMEN,
Loss of Appetite, Sick Headache, Liver
Complaint, Pain in the Back, Im
prudence in Life, Cray el,
GENERAL HAD HEALTH,
And All Diseases, of the .
Blood, Liver, Kidneys: aud ''ladder,
ll is a Pa led Ruuuvntor, .
fsr ROSAD A L I S eradicates every
kind of liunmr and bad taint, and restores the
entire system tu a healthy uondiliou.
Ite-lt is perfectly harmless, never pro
ducing the slightest injury.
ttJr It is not a Secret Ouack ilemoily.--
Tlia urtiulus of which it is made are publiab
cd around each bottle.
Kf-oiniiiiidc'd by ilie Itlrdicul
ruciilly mid TlioiiMauds ol'
our SSt'Kl C'illxi'UH.
. lAFor TBstimouialsof reuiarkablecurcs,
sau "Uosadulia Almikiiao" for this year.
Prepared only by Dr. J. J. LAW
RENO Iv & CO.,
21 1 Itultluioi" Slr!fl,
Ami for Sale bv Drugt'wu every whore.
July 17, IBM. ly .
GENUINE Havana Cigars, Surior
Chewing and hmoking Tobaceo.al leaat
than usual retail prices.
W. D. MINOR & CO. .
AuglOif Nickels House Ceruei.