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Groceries, Wines and Brandies,
&i casket, atitio, jiq;
Attornment of Cqn
FANCY NOTIONS, ETC., ETC.
Mil? Ji''- ;!..ff .irj
In fact norsEitEtrEKS Can find most
j ( I i,
"As we intern! keeDinr; JWl.
General Variety Store!
And will tell our Goodi m.LQW AS'AnV' liol'SE
Inthecity. ' ' , 'r&'jt i;Wtf
HODGSOIf i & LK?DLEY,
, ;. SOIiT A 0 EATS FOR TUB
Kanawha Salt . Company,.
t. i ASD. DEALERS IS
GROCERIES i COUNTRY PRODUCE,
.'. "''VI f
Tin, IIar4 and queensnare, Oils,
Faints, Tt hlte Ecad, tic.
1500 BARRLES SALT FOR SALE.
1 r Pi1 ... a . ....in.
U. A L.
' CHAPMAN &'C0.",
Produce ansl Commission Merchants
DEALERS , ,, , . , .
GIIOCERIES.'.V- ; ::
H'i;ui Jnti Jjinttort, , Hardware, Saddlery,
' Hoots and Shoes, "
WOOD AND TVILLOW WAIIE,
'IUTS, 'CAPS, TOBACCO, CI OARS, ETC.
. ., CLAKKSVILLK. TENS.
A LL kinds of Co'uistrv 'Produce taken in ex-
JX chnnec for Goodi.
Advance made on .To'tiuco. Flour iind oilier
Produce for fldnment to cflr friendi in Louiiville,
Cincinnnti or New York. '
Julv li Cm
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS,
Bools,.HhQCSt Hals, .Cajv, and, Trunk.
Tl TV stock In luiKC and complete in . all depnrt-
.l'l. mi nis, nd I ro.pei;lfullv solicit nn eMiiiiina
ion of it. 1 fpecinllT dcire a rail from the !
dies. My goods were Iwiijjht fur ca-'.i, nl the lowest
I'ricea, anJ 1 will sell them for a eery .-"hurt profit.
(live iijo n cull, at Eider's utw blo-k, Franklin
treet, C'laiksville. 'i'eun. ScptJO- f
r; a. pishsr,
DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES
Ready-made Clothing, ',
FItiXKLIX STUEET, CLUKSVII LE, TKXX
T liKTlTiXEn WITH. A Fl'LL LINE
ahove good:!, and offers Ihein ut
Low Rates as any House' in the
BrtJuThe good looking young man, IKE SHE
I1V. stands mdiind the counter, ready and willing
to make himself useful, us well a ornamental.
Sept. 1 j, "Uj 3m U. A. F.
Dealer in Groceries and Liquors
COUNTRY PRODUCE, &.C.,
FRANKLIN STREET, . :
CLARKSVILLE, - . . TENNESSEE.
T EF.I'S cor.stiintly on haml nfiill tine of Family
IV. Groceries, of the best ipuility, ind ofl'ers them
tq the public UKn rciwtjiiabic terms.
Bf5X Articles purchased at my Louse, will be de
livered, free of ch..rge, anywhere in the limit of
the city. July H-tf.J ." J, C.
Lewis R. Willis,
GROCERIES and FLOUR,
PRODCCE, iC ti,
At Crutinuu A Johnson t Old Stand, Franklin St.,
kilted stack of
eonstaully on ha-d a full and
Groceries of all kinds, at Lowest
Also, the best brands of Robertson county Whiskey.
N. H. Ooods received on Storage and sold ou
tonimisiioii. July 21 -if
Special Notice f
tTMIE ondersltrned would inform their Friend
nd the public generally, that the I
TmAlrn arA WfltMt If Avin rin c
Jewelry ana vvatcu repairing
Busine.M, will be conducted in the luinre iuidr the'
sunie nml style oi a. x ii. ri.r.-.i.. .inn
aould solicit a Khare ot puhlic patronage.
Bf4X. All work entruited to them ill bo care
llv and piomptlv atwndud io. This, July I, UC5.
July Jl-if ' SAM- SI.MP.S.1X.
tYk tXlKKsVlTlKilTsSIf tl ASD MiTU
EM tl U AL M I100L.
rplIF lv. Dr. Wardlaw, Priu.ipal, aided by
X compete ut assistants, will euinineiire on
DAY, Si-pl. 1Mb, la the College IhuMing.
exiecied to be a iwrmuiuint ln'intiion.
Tvkns. For Kwgbsh and Maihemaiics, 2 00
Claoics fft NorirN. Spl '5
" H. C. MERRITT,'
Attorney a ti Iiawf'
CLARKSVILLE, 'TENN. !
Office opposits "National Hotel."
Oct. 9, '65-lm '!
.R. W. HUMPHREYS,.; A
. CLARKSVILLE, TENN.
Office, oa Public Square, cr stairs, nnder
Chronicle'; .otBts. Oct. 6,'5-tf
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- WE M. DANIEL,
ATTORNE Y:A T L A W,
v CIABK9T1LIE, '
Orricr, south aide Public Square,', under Chroni
cle Cflkc. , . .. -Stp 29, :65-,tf
,..jou r. libuga.
HORNBERGER & HQUSE. v;
Attorneys at ljaTV,
Office upatain over Nion'i Store in old Rail
road office. :. Sept. 8. '5-2m
; ' ; LAW JfOTICE. , ;
G.' A,' HENRY , & T. F. HENRY,
WILL . attend to nil law buaioees confided to
them 4a the 7th Judicial District and the
Supreme Court at NoehTille, Tenn. v ,
(Jmce on rublic bquare, UarUTUle, Tenn. '
Supt. 1, '69.-tf ... f'f- ''a.
,; ; ,., W, A. QUARLES, . .
Attorney at Law,
. CLABKSYILLE, IKX. :.
Sept. 1, 1865-tf . - ' ' : . ' .
ARTUrjB A. BMrTH. .
...... V..W1I. A.
SMITH & PEFPER,
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law,
SOLICITORS IX CIIAfit'CERY, I
Claim and Bonntf Agents.
fcWill practice in the State and U. S. Courts
of Tennesse. Office on Strawberry Alley, near the
. rc? . . ..- ,r
i. JAT BUCK, .
i. o. MeuuiLtx.
Late Judge Adr, '
Viii. Mid. Tenn.
lT. S. A.
, BUCK & McMULLEN,
ATT0RSET8 AT LAW. ana SEAL ESTATE
. A!fD CLAIM ACEXTS, , .
Will practice in the State and Federal Conrta.
HAVING served as officers in the U. S. Army,
will have facilities to prosecute successfully all le
Ultimate claims against the Government.
Clarksnlle, ienn, Aug. 4, -lBuS-
Dr. W. C. WESTERFIELD,
ILL practico Medicine in Clarksville, and
viciniiv. Office, at his residence, lately oe-
eu'pied by Joseph Johnson. ' Sept. 1 5, '65 3m
. DR. H. M. ACJIEE,
CLAUKSVILDE, TESX., .
TENDERS his serriees to the citiieu of the city
and vicinity, In the different branches of bis
A No. 1 Second hand case of Dental Instrumeuta,
iritb plntii tools, all cumpletu, for sale. ,
$TL01tlcc, at his (esidunco. one door1 east of: Dr.
Cooper , t . "i ' . July 14-tf
BELL' & SHERIDAN,
Opposite the Market House, Franklln-it.,
Sept. 1, 'C5.-ly' ' V
War Claim and Bounty Agency.
8IITII dc IEFFEU,
Attorneys, and Claim , Agents.
KAVE unsurpassed facilities for the transaction
of all kinds of business wherein the Gov-
eminent is a party. --They prosecute and collect
claims against the v nited states for Pennons,
Uouuty,.. Arrears of Pay, and for property taken,
used or destroyed during the war.
September 1, '65. If
, PRESLEY A. BYRNE,
Forwarding and Commission
ME ROHAN T, !
AND STEAMBOAT AGENT,
' WAREHOUSE lower End of Whtrf, '
W. S. POINDEXTER & CO.
WnOI.ESALI AND KETAIL
G II O C E H
' ' AKD MAMH I "
Iron,' ' Salt, Cement,
, . Cor. franklin ni Market Su.
-. ' S. B. CA.t.Vr, r.tpriefr.3,
f!lrlrnTmin . TannAicAA
! IT A VINO leaaed this well known House from Mr.
( c M Ble Um now wnoT( re
fitting it fbr the accommodation of tbe public.
nen tne arrangemeiua neing made are conipleteu,
it will be a Hotel in cut u appointments. 1 he
public are respectfully Invited to call, as the beat
the market affords, prepared In style, will be served
at all times,
4J- Polite and sttentiva serrants will bs In at
treilam-e In every department.'
CksT Mrs. Ellis, a lady of long experience, will
lave general supervision of (be ladies and culinary
Ths House at Tail's Station will he kepi up, as
heretofore, for the accommodation of the traveling
S B r.PAVT
riUKTtt) tkILT, SjVSSr SUDAY kOMIira, II!; .
PrBMSHMS AKD PROPRIETORS. ' ' " ' '
Term&--Tnree Dollars par Year.
gfesV No nam entered en our boekt till th tub
icription it fti fun. jQt-,. i : . :
Terms of AdvcrtUln(f t ;
Twelve Lines ofLe Contlilute a. Square,
bnt "quare, dne week,' i.-:.'..'..: t.. r H0
One Square, two weeks,.. 1 SO
Oue Square, tbreq weeks,. . 2 00
One Square, 6hcaionth..x,..ii.i. 2 60
One Square, two months,,,... ....... ,.....,, . 4 60
One Square, tbree months, , .'. 6 00
One Square, n tnqnthv..:. ....V-...-.' 9 00
One Square, twelve months, .VA..JL.
Two Squares, one month,
Two Squares, two months.
Two Squares, three months,.,... ..,
1 wo "Square, six months.
Two Squares, twelve months, f "Y'
Three Squares, one month, M
i t e i
i nree oqcmres,f wo monins, a.
Three Squares, Six motiths,.
Three Squares, twelve months,.
Quarter Column, one month,..,.
Quarter Column, two months,...
Quarter Column; three months,.
Quarter Column, six months,....
Quarter Column, twylvq nnnijia,,
One Third Column,' owe -montbt,. ...'..
One Third Column, two months,
One Third Column, three months......
One Third Column, ,ix months,.. ,.
Uno 1 hiM Column, twelve months,. ...
Half Column, one month,
Hair CoWum, tw ro.mth,.vi 'lO0
Half Column, three months, 22 00
Half Column, ix months,....-.....,... 30 00
Half Column, twelve months, 45 00
ThrctvQiwrivr Column, one month,. 20 00
Three Quarter Column-two mouths, .j....,1 25 00
Three Quarter Column, three months, 30 00
Three Quarttr COUiiuit, Six Months,...,.., ' 33 00
Three Qurfrler CUtiutiv twelve moatus,.,'.. . CO 00
One Column, one month, 25 00
One Column, two months, 30 00
One Column, three months, 35 00
0.:e Column, six months, 60 00
One Column, twelve months, 75 00
cluirged for advertising prior to the tear. '
TRE TEOPLG CALL fOB RELIKF LAW.
At, a. meeting . composed of a large number of
people and of nearly all the magistrates of the
county, the meeting was called to order bjr D,.W.
Xye, Esq., and on motion the Hon. L. M. Bentlcy
was chosen President," and Col. Hampton appointed
Secretary.' ' ' ' 1 '
On taking the chair, Mr. Bently stated the object
of the moctijig, end that he wopld not detain the
meeting with any extended remarks. He said the
object of the meeting was to petition the General
Assembly now about to convene, for the relief of
the people; that everybody had become embar
rassed from the condition of affairs; .that multiplied
thousands would be turned out of boose and home
nnless the; Lcgfsintru -iioulo! grant, relief, as the
people were not prepared now to pay their debts,
for th1? reason that from a condition of prosperity
they have been very suddenly reduced to adversity,
and deprived of almost everything but their lands;
and that execution sales, costs,' etc., will bankrupt
them, unless, legislation is had to prevent it.
Trie meeting then proceeded to business, and D.
W. Xye, Esq., offered the following:
At a meeting of a largo number of the citizens
and magistrates from every part of the county of
Montgomery, assembled at the Court House at the
Optober term of the. County .Court, the following
petition to-.the X.(4'islatur9.Lf the.Smte ot Tennes
see was unanimously adopted, viz:
They would respectful! represent to the Legis
lature of the State, that in view of the wide-spread
embarrassments that prevail amongst all classes of
our citizens, It will he necessary to pass some laws
that will relieve the people, if it can bave the
benefit of two or three crops, before they shall be
forced by executions to pay their debut. Some
provisiou by law that property taken under execu
tion should not be sold unless It brings two-tmras
of its assessed value, might greatly relieve the era-
b.u rasinir nts ot the people. Provision might also
be made that r;al estate told under execution should
be redeemed any time within four years, if the de
fendant in the execution- pavs the principal of the
debt with six per cent, interest thereon. A provis
ion of this sort would prevent thousands of persons
from being, turned, out of bouiie and boiae, and
still do no real damage to the plaintiff or the pur
chaser at execution sale.
Reiolved, Tliat these proceedings be publisben in
the Clarksville Chboxiclk and the Nashville Preee
and Timet and a copy be sent, with instructions, to
our Senator and Representative. '
L. M. BENTLY, President
Col. HiMrTOX, Secretary.
Clarksville, Tenn., Oct. 2, 18C5. . . . '
Xigbo ScrraAOi in Tinxessix. The Nashville
correspondent of tbo Louisville Journal, writing on
tbe 4th Inst. j says:
Notwithstanding the Governor's declaration, that
a "loyal negro is more eminently entitled to vote
than a disloyal white man," there is every reason
to believe that no pressure or influence could induce
either party in the Legislature to advocate, for tbe
present at least, tbe extension to freed men of the
right of suffrage. The conservatives would, of
course, oppose Ruch a measure ou principle, while
the radicals, who come mainly from East Tennessee,
fear that two much power and patronage would
thus fall into the bands of Middle and West Ten
nessee. . To p rere, however, that the radicals re-
garu tois matter fn a somewhat selfish light, I(os is,
in tact, the case with Chase, Greeley ft Co..) let me
inform you Hmt at the lust session of tbe Legisla
ture a bill (twin brother to the Franchise Act)
was prepared, 'granting the right of suffrage to
negroes. This bill wm endorsed and recommended
by (ior. Brown low, and fbi warded to President
John-on for bis approval. Instantly tbe reply
flashed from Washington, "stopitt stop til" and
it sras stopped, and very quickly laid aside, not
withstanding the fact that sufficient votes in both
Houses Jwoie already secured to place its passage
beyond a shadow of a doubt.
RrsclAL DisPATcn-rArouyA to fFaihington,
Vie are permitted, says Hie Macon (Go.) Journal
and .Vtuengcr, to pubiuli the following private dis
patch fbr the public benefit : "
ityoxriLL, nun., ici. 3. -A. J. Tntt, irett-
dent M. & W. Railroad: Our road is now coin
pleted, and train run through from Chattanooga to
aslmiglou, wituoul delay, In about tortv-nve
hours. J. R. BRAN X tit.
Dick McCaxx.--A dilch received rrom Knox
villa states thet Judge Rogers refuted to admit Dick
McC'ann to bail, holding that ths iudiclmmit was
- .prima foci evidence of murder in the Sr-t degree,
jand that the defendant must prove hi innocence be-
tore he could bs admitted to bail. Tbs trial takes
place on ths third Monday or October in the Circuit
j Court at knoirille.
Ths only difference between a negro anffrsge ad
vocate and a negro ia the one baa the "klaU" in-
I Heil. h Jj''rllllj' .Im t 'iV-T hwniinnrTO
THE BE-OI0N OF THE 50RTIHRX A!(D
- i S01TEEBN CMI UCUE8. ,i : tt
t si fn. .,' -. " 1 Jr." - -'ft ij .1 .,.
Tfiht Editor of the Xetr York Timet: ., -, .
I most respectfully ask permission to offer a few
remarks on th suhjpet of the reunion of the sepa
rated thnrcbee of trie . or in and bonih. These
remarks spring from the discussion of the topio tn
the Columns of your paper during tbe weekui' I
cannot apeak for other chnrchM. ' Thry havw their
own pen But, being on n visit to this metropolis,
1 deem It dne to my brethren of tbe Southern
Melhoiist Church to offer a few remarks on tbe
present aspects .of the question,! as I understand It.
The Methodist Episcopal Church was, by common
agreement, divided Into two great -bodies, the
nolbern and tbe southern, twenty-one- years ago.
Since that period they have resjiectiwly grown, in
many respects, quite uhlike. So tinlike, indeed,
that, for one, I deera the reunion an utter impossi
bility. The attempt, if forced bpop the southern
peopld, -would result in their tolal- disperson into
othei ohttfcbes, or new organization!. ; .: v' ti
lt' should also be borne in mind that the peculiar
strnrtare of the Methodist (.'hurch does not make
mere "union essentinl to the aeromplishmenl of
Its great spiritual mission.'- After tbe sparatlori of
the church into u?o great bodies the northern and
southern it is a historical fact that they both pros
pered more than at- any former period since the
days of the Sainted es ey. Jor is tuere any rea
son to suppose, their reuniting would in any manner
increase the n-efulnjs of the body. And there Is
as much reason in requiring the restoration ftLiun
of the Methodist .Church of Canada, or the union
of the British Wesleyans with the northern Metho
dist Churcr., as lor the reunion of that church with
the Southern Methodist Church. All tbe courtesies
of Christian intercourse can as esily be maintained
between the two latter as they have been between
the three forme? churches, without consolidation.
Beside, the "Union" would make the body too
unwicldly in' many respects for the fred exercise of
Its Own Sanctions. - ' ' "
' Already the quadrennial assembly, known as the
General Conference in the northern Church,' must
number two hundred and fiftv members. That of
the southern has, perhaps; near two hundred. ' I
cannot now pause to refer to statistics. If united,
the body, in a few years, would number several
hundred. '::nd the expensiveness of holding such an
nssrmWige would compel its division. Indeed, at
no rery remote Any it may be found necessary to
set off the ' Pacific States Into a separate church,
and probably others, 'try the northern Methodist
Conference,, for the above and Other reasons; ' then
the (outbrirh Chnrch -jrould again find it essential,
al0, to reestablish herindependence."' V- ' ;
" Nor" is this alt. The- Chiirch South feels the
necessity of making several important changes in
her general economy to meet the changed condi
lions of society mid extend her usefulness, and she
does not Vti.-h, nor mean to be cmliarrased by those
who paver did, do not, rend never can appreciate
her character, claims and obligation
Tho Evangelical Methodist Church know9 noth
ing of politics. She will spread.no (Jags for her
sncraraeutal solemnities, , or will s,h bedizen the
acred pulpit with the symbols of political power;
no; not even with ... Y , ,
., " Tbe Star, Spangled Banner,',' , ,';.
though she will sincerely pray that It may
"Wave o'er the land Of the free " '
And the home of thts brave." .;
If, however, the "Union" were desired on the
part of the southern cliurch, tbe spirit and temper
of tbe leading officials of the northern church arc
such as to forever repel her advances.' Witness the
Bpiseopn! Tnlrt over the- Honth, "4flAtikftijr,",the
houses of God, as horses were sometimes "flanked"
by loose foragers whd were foot-sore, and preferred
to ride.. "Witness the sanguinary demands in tbe
leading jonrna's for the hanging of eminent rebels,
confiscation and penalties. Political journals ex
hibit far more of the spirit or the gospel than these
"ethodist journals, to any nothing of magnanimity.
Tbe Christian people of tbe South simply, desire to
be left in quiet. They understand their situation,
and by the grace of God they will go forward in
the performance of their duties. They will support
the government, defend the Constitution, obeerve
the laws, render to Caesar the things that are
Cit-ar s, and to God the things that are God's.
But the southern Methodists would sooner seek re
pose and spiritual consolation in the boom of the
Roman Catholic Church,' a thousand times over,
than re-enter the bosom of tbe northern Methodist
Indeed, we have been more kindly treated by
the Catholics than by the northern Protestants fur
the past twenty-five yeais.
And here another resson against reunion ad
dresses Itself to my thoughts. , ' , -
From all I can learn, there is to be another war
a war for the extirpation of the Roman Catholic
Church. When this battle comes on, come as it
may, whether with the pen. tbe ballot or the sword.
the Christian people ot tbe couth will stand siae
by side by side with the assailed church. We in
tend to jlaim for onrselvw the rights to worship
God according to the dictates of our own consicen
ce and the teachings of the word of God; aud the
South, tine to her characteristic magnaulmity, will
be no party to the deprivation of any other church
of the same inalienable right.' In view of such a
crisis and such a controversy, I would entreat all
southern Christian pcoplo to maintain their present
separate statu", letting the fury of northern .fanati
cism expend itself In theso disgraceful raids upon
their ecclesiastical neighbors, while they give them
selves to the work of the ministry and the feeding
or the nock or Christ.' Already the northern
Methodist stands up a boasting political power in
the United States. Rev. Bishop Simpson boasts
that the church elected the I. to President Abraham
Lincoln. The southern church never dreamed of
tolerating the idea of so gross a departure from her
holy mission of publishing the Cross. " "
Now, this northern church, atone, elected one
President, how long would it require the ttfo
churches combined to elect another, and then
Animated by the political ambition, and Inspired
with the idea of a gigantio and ovcNbndotvin
church, the two bodies, melted together, would, or,
to say the least, could control the future adminis
trations for all coming time. '
So profoundly am I penetrated with the' impend
ing perils menacing tho land, iu urosiiect of tho
domiun'ion of an apostate Protestant hierarchy,
that I feci compelled to warn my countrymen
against encouragement to the consolidation and
solidarity of great ecclesiastical establishments,
whoso ambition, on the one side at least, has been
so recently flattered with the Idea of having ruled
the desumes oi this country ior tue last lour bloody
years. , , . . . ; ; , . ...
Are th '.American pcoplo prepared to surrender
the control of their political fortuues to the un
skilled bauds of IVytejuiut Prelates?
Are they ready to surrender the chaplaincies of
Congress, tbe army, the navy, the Professorships
and clerical ollices of Anuagiolis aud West Point to
oue great National Church.' '
Press this unnatural church reunion, and you
encourage what may in the end prove a spiritual
despothira that Kill make America as intolerable to
libi rty as the most despotic government that ever
ruled a crushrd nnd bleeding nation. For one, as I
desire tbe freedom of the press, the freedom of
ballot, the freedom of speech, and the freedom of
warship, I will stand up In my place and remon
strate against any other union of the two churches
than that of fraternal sympathy and good will,
which the South will not fail to reciprocate when
manifi-siud. And than,: ws of the South will in
voke all true patriots and Christian people to look
on and testify ho best olwurves the spirit or the
constitutional compact,- the laws of tbe eouutry,
and. the obligations of American citiaeasliip.
When the juil "cease J her conflict with the
North, she suneudered to God and the overpower-
True, the Secretary of War gars an order for
seising tbs Southern churches; but wbo pat the
enrhristisn and barbarous idea into b is head T Who
claimed ths right, en tbe ground of eminent ser
vices rendered to tbe party at the ballot bxf
But tlte noble President, uol wanting for a decision
of a tribunal already committed against everything
Southern of a light color, baa ordered nil tbs
1 '" r Tn.,,,,
iog foroes of the United States Government, Thus
far, there she stands. But if haughty . ecclesiastics
in the North attempt to subjugate us as a church,1
and demand our surrender or capitulation to them, 1
w urg luaecnne. " is me insi wing we sua 11 Oo.
or do we deem thfl conduct antagonistic W the
interest, prosperity, futnre pence.' union' slid hanni.
ne.-a of the American Stales, bat conducive In the
highest degree to those Important objects. '' " ' ; '
- In this view of It matter, I consider It the
worst possible policy to agitate tbe mbjecl oft hnrcb
reunions. Let tho subject sleep. Let WtVemen be
warned. Beware of the political -ecelwftisticsV
Beware of the pretensions of theme who can make
Presidents, ! Tbey rany,- some day; ftnruakft some
thing. Let tho southern church rest.- Nobodv
has asked h;r to 'united in' wedlock. She hiis
not rejected any proposal. 'My individual opinion,
however, is, that none need be made; and further,
if the' American' people, outside of all churches.
could view this unpleasant subject Trom my stand
point, they would unitedly join me in asolcmn pro
test against -any step towarii tne reconstruction of
tueeo sacred Christian bodies. n '''
Doubtless some people in tho South may accept
in a small way, mittionariet from' the northern
Church,, arid eome in the North mar desire once
more to bear th Gospel after (he manner of the
depaited fathers. '' Let each take' Iheir course.
The world Is our parish. Millions are perishing
even under the shadow of Christian churches for
want of the bread of life. Let Ephraim and
Judah cense to rex each other. IMhe South, with
the sword In her hand, frnuld not dissolve the Union,
the Northern Methodist- divines need give them
selves no concern about the destines of tbe nation,
arising out of the intfeperrdence of southern Method
ism, who (rreat-resnert, I am yours. - ' "
' e u K. MARSHALL, Church South'.-
Sr. NicHotAB Hotii.; New York, Sent 20," 1865.
PIBLC MKETI.Xtf IS R0BEBTS0S "tOOTY.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting ot tbe citi
zens of Robertson county, on tbo 1st Monday in
October,' the following proceedings were had : ' .
General John E. Garner was called to the Chain
and in a few appropriate and well-timed remarks,
explained the object of the meeting. ,',
Va motion, ISovd M. Cheatham and John W. Judd
were appointed Secretaries. , . . ,
On motion, a committee of eight were appointed
to draft resolutions suitable to the occasion; which
committee was composed of the following gentle
men: S. W. Brooks, C'haiinian; D. D. Hoi man, L. J.
Hepry, A. M. Green, Dug Fort, Wm Viilines, W.
M. Willis 4tid RobcitWillianis, who reported as
follows:' ' ''.'.?''.. '.:
Tbe great questions which once threatened the
severance of this Union having been settled upon
the field by a trial at arms, and peace and happiness
being uow within the reach of every. Stale in the
Federal Union, and we being a part of a State once
in arms against the Govcrnmeutof tbe Uuiud Stales.
it Is natural fbr us as with all others in our unfor
tunate condition to look. with pleasure and admira
tion upon the 'one in power, whose jieurt .beats so
high with true patriotism that he cau forget past
differences and past wrongs, and use the weight ot
his mighty arm to succor us from the abyss of ruin
to which we were just tending; therefore be it
' Reeolved, 1st. That in the person of Andrew
Johnson, the present Chief Executive of this Gov
ernment we behold a man possessing in an eminent
degree those true and ennobling virtues, and rising
so.lugn In tne scale ol disinterested patriotism which
always and at all times distinguished the good and
the wise ; that he can look with feedings of compas
sion upon tbe erring States, once ja , hostile array
against the Government, and who can forget and
forgive those who have wronged and attempted to
injure him; and actuated by an intense Jove for a
bleeding country, in one outburst of magnanimous
generosity, be invited all to corns around the com
mon altar of ourcouutry, and smoke the calumet,
ana enjoy the blessiugs which are in wait for us.
2d. That, in the person of Andrew Johnson, we
have a iriend, a pilot nl tuc nelin pt state, who.
knowing well the strength of the vessel he guides
and with a-mlnd fore casting the line she shall track,
heeds not tue threats and suggestions of those mal
contents who would have bur dashed in twaiu upon
merocKsof discord and contention. .
3d. Tbat in the noble spirit of liberality which
he is manifesting to the people of the boulh as de
clared in bis public addresses, we have a sheet an
chor upon which wc can safely build our hopes of
future happiness and prosperity, and that it is the
bounden duty of every man, no matter what may
bave been his position or sentiments in relation to
tbe past struggle, to hiect him fully and freely In
the same spirit and bind all our energies to aid him
in his noble elforU to reassure and rc-eataMbh it .true
but an unfortnqnte people. . . v'.
4th. Tbat we have no desire to sectlie questions
resurrected which bave so deeplyand sorely afflic
ted our country, as we regard their, decision as
final, and leaving the pa?l behind, we will only
look to it for whatever liht it may throw upon the
future for the faithful performance of our duties as
citizens of a free and independent government. .'
6th. Tbat so far as we, the people of Robertson,
cou.nty are concerned, though comprising but a
small part of that Gorarnnicnt which be U now
administering, we will show hjm by our acts tbat
wo appreciate his generosity, aud that all which m
our power lies snail be done in supporting his
efforts to build up, strengthen and develope the
great principles of tuau's capability fur self-govern
Cth. That as iicaable a id loyal citizens wc
have too much interest in aud anxiety for the wel
fare of our htate to permit what we may regard as
unwise and indiscreet legislation, to swerve us from
the path of duty which we owe to her, trusting to
wisdom aud. a patriotic desirta for the interest of our
State to am?ad the inditcrelion of the post and for
such prudent and wholesome laws as will in all
time to come insure, ns peace at home and character
within the sister IMs, as a loyal people, worthy
to be entrusted, aifTtlie duties and responsibilities
of Citizens. ' ' '
The above resolutions were unanimously adop
ted, all present voting; after which tbe Hon. John
F. House and G. W. Brooks, being called to the
stand, addressed the people with sueb thrilling elo
qnenco and appropriate nnd well-timed remarks In
support of the hlgh-sotilcd and magnanimous Pres
ident that the whole bonse rang with cheers, after
which the following resolution was offered aud
adopted with acclamation! ' 1
Retolved. Tht It is the request of the people of
Robertson county, that J. S. llulloy, who claims to
represent them in the General Assembly of Ten
nessee, resign, as he is not, and was not at the time
of the elation th gjuerul ticket a citiren of
rhis county, nnd did not receive more tuan two
votes in the county, and' 'that he onght not to psr
sistently hold Baid office," presuming that a man
who is worthy of the' position of legislator has too
much pride and honor to hold the office contrary to
the declared wishes of those he claims to represtut.
Ou motion the meeting adjourned. '- '' '"
- JoilX H. G A U.N Kit, Chairman.
BOVO M. ClIKAIUAM, .--,;,.-i . , ,
Juno, . . , , .
Lbttm ro Gxx. Lri. -The Petersburg Index
publishes tbo subjoined ettract from o private letter
to one of its editor, 'from Gen. Lee j
"It should lie tbe object of all to avoid contro
versy, to aiuy patfiou, give tree ncow m ruuou
I every kiudiy ieenaK. i uum -
life Willi all (heir heart snd mind, with lbs deteV-
minatioa pot lo be turned ejidn by thoughts or thu
ihuI or fears tor tbs future, our country will not
only bs restored in material prosjierity; but will be
advanced iu science, and virtue aud religiou.
Wishing you every succeaa,
-,, 1 am moat truly yours. R. E. LLE.
. ML In a late sikscIi before the MaMacbnaetts
Slate Convention, General Butler took the ground
that " tbe South has- forfeited its political rights,"
When bs was iu New Orb-ana bs took lbs ground
lual tbo peopls of tbs Houlh bad I'orfuimd their sil
ver apuuus uud it was afterwards found lo be true.
Then is ground foe bvpe thai lbs "rights'1 (not be
ing "convertible1 ) ars mora like' - b Mturued
lb m the si ' 1
THE TENNESSEE LEGISLATURES
'. .SEX.ATE :Thc8dat, Oct. S. ','. '
A communication, was received from tbe Adjutant
General of the State, asking that A joint committee
t appointed to examine into the general condition
or tue Adjutant Generals office,, and that an ap
propriation be made for certain expenses incurred
in making records. -. ,. .
Mr. Trimlrfe introduced the following resolution:
Rete'ved, That 'there 'be-added to the Standing
committees of tbo Senate., a onimittee on tbe
F.lrctivo Franchise, to consist of five members, and
and that said committee take the matter under con
sideration, and report thereon such measure as in
its judgment may be neoesMry and proper. '
. Mr. Sentcr would ask the gentlemen from David-'
son his reason for desiring the appointment of such
a committee. . '
Mr. Trimble replied tbat the proposition looked
only to tho selectian nf fivt men who can take an
important question under consideration,- meet to
gether, counseling with une another, seeking infor
mation, and making theinselvei acquainted with all.
the details connected with a vital subject. - ' '' '
Mr. Senter wanted to know why a seleetstandlbg
committee was necessary. This topio had been tbe
Pandora's box of last session. He bad then been
opposed to leaving it an open question. ' Its Intro
duction ngain here' Will lead to trouble.' The first
blow Is What produces the fight. o - " ' i '
jar. inniOle, uiterrupUnir, naked what did the
Senator susjiect. This is simply a reference of an
important mat'er to a standing committee. '
wr. tenter continued : There Is trouble in th s
question, and If introduced, It will btfore the ses
sion ia over, shake this body from its ventre to its
circumference. : , . . . .,
Mr. Trimble's resolution was then adopted under
a suspension of the rule, and the following com
mittee appointed )' Trimble, Chairman, f raxier, -of
v nson, Airiuge, Jounson and ewbern. : . i..
Mr. Cate introduced the following joint resolu
' Resolved by the General Aittmbly of the Stat qf
iemuncu', Ibat a committee or two be appointed
upon tbe part of the Senate, and upon the part
ot tue House, to examine and report. Br bill or
otherwise, upon the subject matter contained in a
communication from the" Adjutant General of the
or the olate berewith submitted. -
Adopted nndcr a suspension of the rule, and or
dered to be immediately transmitted to the House.
Tbe Speaker appointed Messrs. Cate and Hall as the
committeemen on the part of the Senate, as called
for br the resolution. - ' ''' ' -
Mr. Frazicr, of Knox, introduced" the following
reso'utton:, . j - - ) ..-'
Resolved. That a Committee on Emicration be
raised, consisting of five members, to whom tbe
whole subject or emigration be referred.
Adopted nnder a suspension of the rule, and tbe
following committee appointed: Fraser, of Knox,
Chairman, Frazier, of Wilson, Aldridge, Jubnson
and Newbern. ' ' ' ' ,
. . . U U-I.l . . '. 1. ! .' '. '
, i. HOUSE Tbusoat,-OcL 5,
- i..A 1 ' aSSOLOTIONS.I "i-i :il;r ,
By Mr. Carter : Tbat no member of this General
Assembly shall be allowed any per diem while ab
sent, either with leave or without leave," except in
case of sickness... , ... . , . , ,
Mr. Dunggan opposed tbs resolution warmly. He
contended that contingencies occassiooally occurred
demanding gentlemen to absent themselves. No
member should have leave of absence exo pt be
nad some laudable business to attend to, and in tbat
case, wncn the Mouse granted him. leave, he was
entitled to all the Immunities and privileges of tbe
other members. ' HO hoped tbe resolution would be
withdrawn. - ,1 i:t : i Im (.-, i.-
Mr. Williams remarked that the resolution was
inironucea ior tne purpose or having a quorum re
tained at all times; and, if something of tbe kind
did not compel members to stay in their places,
this body would be very often without a quorum.
A motion to suspend., tbe rules was lost, and the
resolution rejected. ,. .... . ,
By Mr. Waters, of Wilson: Tbat the various
portions of the Governor's message be referred to
tne appropriate commutes or tbe House, and that
tbe said committees give such subject their earnest
consideration, and report such measures as they
deem requisite. Adopted.
The resolution offering the use of the Hall to tbe
Mate Teacher s Association was taken nn.
nr. Cameron opposed it in toto. j He tbouzht the
Hall should be used for the purpose of legislation,
at least during the session of the Legislature, and
if the association referred to wanted a hall so very
bad, there were other balls in tbe city that would
suit just as well, while giving equal character and
dignity to the proceedings as if held in the Hall of
the House of Representatives. ' - ., .,
K Mr, Richards asked leave to read the programme
of exercises of the association, which he did.
Mr. Mullins advocated giving the Hall. ' We all
wauted 1'ght. We would be called upon to delibe
rate and legislate in reference to tbe subjects discus
sed by the association, and it will be of service to
us and do us good. It would be a shame to deny
the Hall, when it is to be used for the glorious pur
poses set forth in tbe request. ,
Mr. Hood said he Was as much in favor of educa
tion as any one of his compeer. But, while tbe
association had a choice of halls in the city, he was
opposed to giving them this. The daily expenses
of the Uoawi are over $000, and this was ao small
matter to throw away for extraneous purposes, , '
Mr. Doughty was surprised aud grieved that any
gentleman Kliould deny the use of the Hall tor tbe
laudable purposes named.
Mr. Arnell took the tame view. It should be
the duty of all to encourage, br all proper means,
education . and intelligence, , There are 77,000
white adults in Tennessee who cannot read or write.
Let Ui show our teal in the cause jf popular educa
tion by allowing this Hall to initiate an educational
momentum tbat will spread intelligence an over tne
land. : . .-..- ' , 1 ; i-. . -
Tbe resolution being nut as amended it was
adopted by 60 ayes, to 14 noes, thus allowing tbs
use of the Uall fur one day, the llllii inst.
By Mr. Arnell: Tbat the Governor be requested
to furnish information as to the manner In which
elections to fill vacarK-ie, for members of the Legis
lature were held, particularly with reference to the
Art to Limit the Elective Fraucbise. ,
- On motion, the rules : war suspended, and tbe
resolution adopted. ,- . i .'.
UVEsttox orraivit,sus. , . ,
Mr. Hood rote to a question of privilege, and
asked to have the followlug extract read, published
in the Louisville Journal:' -
"In the Tennessee Legislature, just assembled.
Mr. K. Hood, from Chattanooga, and fire otbrr
members, are itreiiaring articles of impoachmeui
aguinit Gov. Brow ulow, upon the ground tbat be
has illegally appointed Justices of the Peace and
otheroflicera contrary to the laws of theStats. - Tbe
action of Mr. Hood and his colleagues .will doubt
less lead to an interacting and exciting discussion
, in the Legislature.'.',. , -ui ,., ., ,. .
. After the readiug of the paragraph. Mr. Hood
remarked that where the Juurmal got the informa
tion be kuew not., , He was ctruiiu be did
uut furnish it, . Us not only did not communicate
anything of tbe kind, but never contemplated tin
peaching Gov. Uruwiilow; Ho opposed bis Excel
lency, th Governor, in a great many retpectJ, but
il never entered hu bud to go so fitr at impeiubtog
that functionary. . - , . t ,i , -
gay"Mn proposes, but God dlvposts," said a
pious aunt to her vver-toulldrnt nci' o.
"Let a man propose to me if he dure," wot ths
response, "uud I will dispo-e of him according to
my owu view, as he suits me." '
1 Xfhm A letter from Nuntuckel says: " Tbe grass
grows on the middle of lb ttrvrU that once echoed
to tbe busy feet of trade. Vast edifice Hpcmi
caudle manufactories, oil cellar, ship chandlers,
stores are abandoned to ths n.ere, of ths ele
ments. Wbols blocks aud rows of building! sr
tmF Whf re do you bail from ?" queried a Yan
kee of a traveller.
"Whers do you raid fromT''
"Don t ram at all," said the astonished Jonathan.
-uiiiii!;' j ri 1. i.'..'.a ,.Ti'i-ir "
' Ilev. Dr McFerrin offered tbs following resolu
tions, which wars unanimously adopted, and lAsif
publication requested: ..
Retotved, By the 'Tennessee Conference of tbs
Methodist Episcopsl Church, South, in Conference
' I; That we regard aTTwafV and especially etvft
wars, as sore calamities; and that ws- deplore lbs
desolation of our common country in tbs late iM
guinary conflict which deluged our land In Mood,
and carried poverty, grief, sod sadness to thousands
of families in our once happy country. '
, 2. Resolved, That ws sincerely and devoatljf
thank the Father of mercies tor tbe termination of
tbe late fearful struggle through which our country
has passed, and that the strifs has ended in peace
a peace which ws earnestly pray may be permsBest
and perpetual. ., - ,.'
9. Awoh-ai, That it is tbs duty of all. christians
solemnly to regard the apostolic injunction, which
requires them to be subject to' "the powers tbat
be;" and tliat ws reaffirm the doctrine coatakead,
in tbs XXII article of our religion, and tbs Dots
annexed thereunto, vie: ...-,. ....;.
"Tbe President, the Congress, tbs General Assent'
blies, the Governors, and the Councils of State, as
thr delegate of (As people, are tbs-rulers of tho
United States of America, accordias; to Ibf division
of power made to them by tbs Constitution of tbs
United Slates, and by the Constitutions of their
respective States. And the said Statsi ars a son
sreign and independent nation, aad oughfnot to bs)
subject to any foreign jurisdiction." ( -r -. ti
"As far as t respects civil affairs, ws believe it
the duty of Christians, snd especially of all Chris
tian ministers, to be subject to the supreme author
ity of the country where tbey rosy reside, and to
use all laudable means to enjoin obedience ts "the
powers that be ;" snd, therefore, it is expected that
all our preachers snd people, who may bo under
any foreign government, will behave themselves as
peaceable ani orderly subjects." -...i- -; ; :' I
. 4. Retolved, Tbat it is tbs legitimate and appro
priate work of the ministry snd of the Church, to
promulgate the doctrines and enforce tbe precepts
of. Christianity, and tbat all intermeddling with
party politics or Slate affairs in Church assemblies,
or in the pulpit, is inexpedient and injurious to tbs
cause of Christ, who says, "My Kingdom is not of
this world. '
6. Retolved, Tbat while ws thus enter our pro
test sgainst tbo introduction of party politics into
tbe pulpit nnd into Church assemblies, it is, never
theless, the duty of all Christians lo make "sup
plications, prayers,' intercessions, and giring of
thanks for ali men tor all that are in authority,
tbat e may lead a quiet and peaceable Ufa in all
godliness and honesty.".
e. Kesolved, Thai the Church or God, In her
'work and lalior of love," should not bo restricted
to certain bounds or limits but aboulc" respect tho
great commission "Go ye into all tbs world, and
prcacn tbe gospel;' e, therefors, respectfully
suggest to our ensuing General Conference to con
sider tbe expediency of erasing from oar church
cognomen, the word "South," and of substituting
such title, or adopting such name, as will remove
the impression tbat ours is a sectional church. We
adopt the motto of John Wesley "tbe world is
my parish." . . , v ., . . . . .l
7. Retolved, Tbat we are willing to cultivate
fraternal relations with all christians, "who love
tbe Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity," and who make
the word of God tbe rale of their faith and prac
tice. .. ir tt.. . '
8. Retelvtd, That as ministers of tbs gospel, we
are willing, so. far as we may, without assuming
partisan positions; snd without 'violating the rules
established by. us for our Government ss christian
ministers, . to do all In our power - to restore the
peace and .harmony, which ouce existed .in our
OFFICIAL BEPORT F TIIE BATAGES OF
; ,;j TUU CI10LKBA. . ,
Tbs State Department is in receipt of A number
of dispatches relative to the ravages of tbe cholera.
Dispatches received from tbs United States Consul
at Bundisi, Italy, dated August SOth, says that tbe
Asiatic cholera had. made its appearance on tbe
Adriatic coast of tbe Italian peninsula, an'L at ths
time ths dispatch was written, it seemed to be
spreading in all directions. Aneonia was ths first
place to feel the fatal effects of this terrible scourge
and the deaths for a long time averaged about one
hundred per day, but it has now seemed to usf
jpeut its force there, only some twenty new esses
being reported daily. It next broke ont in San
Severs, a place of some 18,000 inhabitants. Tbe
deaths average about sixty per day, and tbe disease
is still raging fearfully. A few cases of ths cholera
has been at Foggia, and some also in every 'place
between Bundiat and Ban. Tbe consul at Bundisi
siys the disease seems now to bs spreading gradu
ally In' all directions over Europe, and tbat It is
quite likely to find its way to tbs United Stttss;
but the autumnal winds may delay or impede Its
march across ths Atlantic. . , ,'-.,.;. . -i r ' -The
United States Consul at Constantinople,
writing to the department,' under data of Augast
autoreports that the ravages of cholera In tbat
place bave almost entirely ceased. If lbs steadily
increasing decline contiuues, it is confidently be
lieved that the city will be free from tbs scourge
within ten days. Tbe official reports show tbe
unnsber ot deaths from this disease, from noon of
the 2Mb to noon of lbs 26tb, to have been fifty,
two ; from noon of tbs 26th to noon of tbs 27tb,
twenty-six, andsfrom noon or tbs 27tb to noon of
the 28th, forty-Wee. v ''
- A dispatch f font the sums source, dated Septem
ber 4 th, says that tbs lat official returns show- tbe
number of deaths tbe preceeding day to bave been
but fifteen." It Is estimated by physicians and
others that the number of victims of this scourge
in Constantinople and vicinity will be found to be
Dot loss tunn liny thousand.-. . .. '
Tbe Consul at Barcelooia, under slats of Septem
ber 9 th, reports the total number of deaths at tbat
place, from the 31st of August to September frth in
clusive, lo be two hundred and eevouteen.
, TOE BBITISU IOTT0X TBADE.
Of the British cotton trade, tbs London Timet of
September 5 says :
Our Imports have now reached nearly nlns ban..
dred million hundred weight, or nearly tbree quar-
iei-3 oi woai iu-y were ai lira Climax or tbs cotton
trade in I860; our exports are only six millions
short of tht amount in that famous year. But if
the gross amount of the trade is recovering Its for
mer condition, nothing tan be m:re remarkable
ibift.tbe revolution which has taken place In its
course. , . . . .. ,. , ,., . ..
In 1860 the United Slates sent ns ths enormous
sum of 1,125 million hundred weights of cotton
eut of a total of 1,31)0 millions. Io 184, out of
a total of 893 millions, ths . United States ssnt us
only 14 millions, and India, which sent us in !8d0
only 200 millions, sent us last year 500 millions,
India in fact, is now the principal source or tbe
cotton mpply, and occupies a place little Inferior ia
proportion Ui that which was formerly occupied by
tbs United States. Other countries, however, dL
play the influence of the same stimulus. --
An Increase In tbe value of our imports from
Egypt, of ft-om sixteen to nineteen millions sterling
is due almost eat rely lo an increase in tbe cultiva
tion of cotton. China hat added 315,000 hundred
weights, or more than three millions in value, la
theam.unt of htr importation; and though the
amount received from Japaa Is small, It hu increas
ed in lbs ooormoul ratio of 1,200 per cent. The
high price of cotton bus attracted from many coun
tries tbe re-ex portat ian to our shorts of the stocks
they bad Imported tor themselves, and tLls plant,
whu-li was thought so difficult to raise and so dsll
cats that we could not endure the failure of our
American supply, now comas to us probsbly from
more parts of tbs world than any otber article of -commerce.
Cost or Nsoso Pirptiu. It ia eatimuted that
the expense to the Qovero-ueut or the rat and lazy
negroes whom ll has undertaken to support 1 $3J.
000,000 per annum. If we add to this ths enor
mous expenses of the various "Froedmen's Ba
reaua," the aggregate will appro i mats to about
J 'faim muMn,mmm(M(i.m n.m l