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I-WXTKD WEFKI.T, F.VKHT FRIDAY NORXIX.I, tlT
NEBLETT & GHANT,
ri'iiMxiiKRit Atn raorairroas.
K. W. TIIO.M AS, Kdllor.
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The Amendment to the Constitution.
The Aatummt JnttMpencer, or the Z3d nil, nas
Ion and well written argument to prove that the
proposed amendment can, by no possibil.y, be
rn.de to bear iho broad tooatrurtion put upon' it by
the New York 7na and others of that political
school. We bare opposed It upon the ground that
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ffct a radical change in onr institutions tending
directly to centralization, rnat tuw flpprcucnsion
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remarks of the Now ioik TnLunt:
' "Theconttitutionnl amendment aims nf the abso-
hue, unconditional abolition of slavery throughout
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Hitherto the personal hwr'.f and civil rights of
tacli citizen were held and enjoyed under the ritates
respectively; hereallrr they are o bo upheld and
gumded by the nation." '
hat are Ihe arguments adduced to rebnt this
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on.truct.on? The NewMork J oil s
. quoted as ssylng in reference to the secoud clan :
'- "We most protest nt onoe and with all our might
fainst the broad cor.stmrtlon which certain poll-
lical teac-her. seem disposed to put opon the second
House of the constitutional nmendment
It means soch legislation as may be found necessary
' and proper to secure the actual freedom of all men
hTlLZ?Tta l" TZdJ'1 MrBto
person and industry, and there should be no redress
under State laws for those offenses. Congress may
step in to provide the proier remedies."
This is the sort of argument which the InkUigen-
t relies npon to refnte tho construction of the Tri-
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Mtracui careiuny, anu see ir mey uo nov give,
identically, the same construction, nl though the
first is denounced as a monstrous absurdity, and
-the last Is brought forward as a refutation of that
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abAurdity. Greely snys : "Hitherto the personal
liberty and civil rights of each citizen were held
and eujoyed under the States respectively; here-
after they t,'be upheld and guanlcd by the na-
lion. Iii rtfutntion of this, the W says: "It
Bieuiis such legislation as may be found necessary well question its existence when the proffered act dentials of Luke P. Hollard, to fill the vacancy oc--rnid
proper to secure the actual freedom of all is to be followed by a larger profit to the benefac- ensioned by the death of Mr. Collamcr, of Vt.
. . .,, , .1 .,. ,,,,, :e .,. i... . .1 . t c Credentials were read, and Mr. nollard took the
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not proTitled anil enforced tiy thelhtates, men "Con-
gress may step in and provide the proper remedies.'
If there be a difference between these two exnnn. I
e.,u nf thn n,e.nin nf .!, nmen.lm.ni w.
W see it. Doth agree that it look, to the Actual
freedom of nil men," nnd both are at liberty, j corps, the tvuner wilt ue a nrsi class newspaper, i wag necessary ti his election as Senator. The pro
under their construction" to contend that actual " llie firnl stal,rl 'l lia5 la'cn in S'lPP0'1 of Presi- test was ordered to be laid upon the table for the
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irreuuiQ implies me ngiu 10 lesiiiy, me rigntioi'-
vote and the right to hold office; nnd both claim " welcome ciH.ncni u. u.e mwrnun e.e- Mr WrJc presentcd a bill 'o regulate the clec
thnt it is the duly of Congress the States refusing mcnt, North nnd South. If our good wishes cm tive franchise in the District of Columbia. The
to step in and enforce tbes rights. If then the
Radicals and Conservative, are no fa, ther apart in
tlR-ir interpretations or the powers confered upon
Congress by this amendment, the South need hope
for nothintr less than nntion.il Wisintion i.non its
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own uoj.ie-uc anairs-u, oe .o.iowea .n nine, oy
complete centct'.zmion. Having looked, in the
foregoing remnrks, to the probahiltv if not cer-
lainty-.hat the amendment contemplates an in-
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f. niKCinent of the nghta of the States, and a con-
sequent radical chango in our political system, lct
us view it another light. Tho Poil says :
'Lnder the judicial decisions there enn be no 0f
noiim inai congress would hnvo had thisp.jver"
.uiuiiLiiirii. ui un- ncmmi uiium:ui iub amcni
uwiit "without an express grant, but to meet the
roa.ii.ie oi.j.uons oi those wtickleis for strict con-
.r.,; t,on who will see nothing in the organic law
a nuiier man a lioue or less bright than a sunbeam,
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Here we have an admiasinn that lb nMnit ln..
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.,u .u.a.uio si.ence " and i the union of the United States ; and I will at
Miikltrs. Again, we join issue with the author of Nkw' Yob, Pec. 2.-The 4ies from South H tim recognize indissoluble unity of the Re
tlm foreg(i"iig extract, in his assumption that Con- America is that tl Jnish ' Admiral Pare con- IUbli', and wjll always, discountenance and reent
rres would barn ibn iwor l, r... : :.i. liniiwl In threaten the bombardmeut of the Chilian ny endivo to break away or secede from'lhe
out the sneeific .m vn,. th.i ra.,t ia i
out the specht grant, because that grant-g.ves to
I ongress concurrent jurisdiction with the courts
n nnouily that can not he tolerated by that system
of checks and bnllnnces which is a vital clement in
the ron.ilti.tl,.nf.r it,. . vi
hi .onst.t .t on of .he entire government. Slavery
lieiug abolished by the organic laws, it devolves
niwn tlio Supreme Court not Coii-ss to see
llmt no Vlati. ,nl. v,.v... . , An.-. i
I mt no State enacts lu,to re-establish it ; and
aliouia a Treediran be wronged by an individual hif
recourse is upon the laws of the Slate in which he
resides, and if, by tho laws themselves, then it is
IW dulvnf the S,,,,r.n, r ,i i. i . .1
thc duty of the Supreme Court to declare those
law's unconstitutional, audio afford redress to the
injured party. The Constiution declares that the
.States.h.ll not coin money, or feueb lis of credit
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and many other thirgs, yet no one claims that the
luustilution ought to be so amended as to grant
tho lower to Congress to legislate, especially, upon
un; ouc of these poiuts, and when it shall have-
prohibited the State, from holding ..aves, in what
parti, ular will that prolilbition differ from any of
tlic o'.hcn)? un 1 what is there in tho constitution
f the Judiciary which excepts from its jurisdiction
this niirticularsuLhi-ti If ill. ,n,i .1. -
pi.rtuulnrsubj.ct. It there be nothing, then
ihe hnond clnuc oT the unaiulment is altogether
uni.pti-stoiry, even if it l e not violative of the rights
id' the States and tliLn fore dangerous to the very
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rm-l. iu or the go. eminent as originally framed.
It is idie to snpposu that the States would nttemjit
to re-establish slavery after its simple, but plain,
probiliiliou by the Cuu.l itutiou, as that they would
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attempt to do any other prohibited thing ; and were
lliry to attempt it the same remedy would he as
cflii-iriit ?u the one case as in tho other, and that
reined v enn not be couhiled o ;n,.,i
n. i;,, . .a: i i , , , i ANDREW JG11NSON
rfloumg a radical .liui.ee In our political system, j President of the United States.
Hut ihe ,A'd( has gone foiih ; the deed will lie done. ! .
Wh.n men uie niu.l, the veicc of na.-oii cannot be i. v' n. i t .i i si.i.in. .
! liu.ktmi, N. ( ., Di-e. 1 ja-To the President ol the
hear.1, and nothing but l,,ti,.r ex ;eiience ran ri'veulji-,,;,,.,, Slus. The UgUlatnre has mlified. will.!
the errors- committed under the impulbc of Insane , but six dissenting voices, the Cougr.-aaiunai amend-j
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...r...,t, .u .Muig .ue erring nacK W a con-
sciousnes. of ,. ovi they have done. In th!.'
case, that experience may be the tyranny of a cen-
It is gratifying to w
ilness the alacrity and hrti-'
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military cooperate with the
ncas with which the
rml authorities of 'va.-diville, in the effort lo sup -
prers ino crimes so rilo iu ami around that city.
The polico rcirts already licar testimony to the
efficacy of the means employed, aud it is to bo
howd there will be no abatement of effo t so long
as there is an evil-dner abroad.
f;,fAToli S't MKiH has iuAvyducfi a resolution to
the effect that wherever the negroes constitute one-
ilh of Ihe population, the Grand Juries thall be
one-half bla.k, and the other w hite. Mr. Seward
and others told us it was ihildisli to suiiiuxse that
. ' w ' wi , i.uu.iiiuiiuu.i n uipnii.
m-ul would hear anv nk-j entrurtiou.
Whtd boned for different mult: but since it ti
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thus decided, nil (hut remains for the delea'alc,
i ue rajum win mi w ..v.-.
South, though out of the Union, is fully cctape-
tent to pa upon the constitutional amendment,
ami, u,Kn this hypothecs, it will be seen that tbey
will not hesitate to enforce their construction of the
second clause, and to force negro suffrage upon ns.
Tlila nolirrliaKlona been roreshn.lun-ed and. with the
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fi unr nf tun-Ni..thr rn KtftLpl it mil nfl earripn
out in spite of the President's veto. It was under
i uin apirreuensnn umi we put iviia or numwa
f.nv.r. ti- M.,nr f n. i .n, iinn.
get, and not, as some have infered to arouse dis-
content in the Southern mind, or to thwart the
plnu of restwatioa laid down by President John-
son, and our only offenSe-if offense there be-
wnsistii in an earnest endeavor to consumate that
plan without effecting a radical change in our po-
Ji t sysUini, ai.-d to protest against any nnd every
,ct lhHt can ,)ring celisun, now or hereafter, upon
our common governmTnt.
Wi see H stated that a Joint Stock Comiany is
about to be organized, with a capital of five mil-
)ions of do,1Uf for of the indus.
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,rmI r-"icc of the South. The proposition is to
lend money to Southern landholders, at six per
CR,,t-' 10 b9 ""'rte"Se-h bo
being allowed half as much money a. the cash v.l-
nation of his estate, nnd being also required to
"bind himself to consign the producU of his estate
tbe agents of the company, at some specifted
point." The company calculates that, by this ar-
rangomcnt, and their own skilful manipulations,
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lies iuc gisi 01 tnesciieme. nut 11 hicsg nortnern
capitalists can swell six per cent into fifty, out of
whose ockcts will it come? Southern landholder.
will do well to look carefully into all such offers of
assistance; and, perhaps, they would do better to
rent, lease, or sell such portions o their lands as
the can not cultivate, and, bv their own efforts,
work their way to commence 'and fortune. Db-
interested benevolence is a rare virtue, and we may
wr loan .o ...e nenenciary. .
" 1 Mve receneu me nrsi numoer 01 me i.ouis-
ville Courier, elitcd by iU former chief, W. N.
Huldeiiinn. agisted bv C. 0. Faxon, W. J. Overton,
Charles H. Clark, and Char.es D. Kirk. With such
Llnni Jnlinmn and ! resinratinn imlicv will make
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avail, the Cuurier will have a prosperous career,
ul U own merits will command this at the bands
ol tuose who aumire nn nonesi aaiocacy 01 sounu
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r. have, just now, a queer state of political en-
,a kment Tbc gule of Tcrin(.6ic(! is ,,oiDg its
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rebel devils are not allowed to go to the Legisla-
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L !. Concru lav be the itst civen
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Congress, will be worth ewnctbing to the cnu
niwui enaeavwr 10 lay in rmmmi i..eiisiis:
berore our readers next vfcek. It is Ion docu-
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meantime, w w... i...ph ur umm,
loresinu puuue opinion.
FIOl Stl'Tl iltklCi.
l"'ts. without daring to "carry them into execution.
Tho Aamlml MmJani ,hf the blockade is re-
3trlt.-tetl to the six priiu-ipnl porta of Valpari,
Colderu, Coquimba, Hcradur, Torres and Talica-
1'"ri1- All others are ltft otn to commerce. This
new arrangement of atji-k i an acknowledgement
of Uie ulali of the forraer Uock(ule
w Voax, Dec. 2. The new President, (Inzico,
"'"Ho demand tho surrender ol (allao from Gen.
KirR9. That night Hivas abandoned his pott for
ship in the hay. Tho city was scon in possession
of an excited mob, who divided into bands and
",hlxf ?fd '1,",u"' efv"J principal shop and
"or0 ''' 'ho lla''c- w l,t. I'"'!'', c0"'11 ,ll,t be
carried off was destroyed immediately. Steps were
takeu by citizens and foreign residents for protec-
lion- Nl'xt nmrning IVmcfs tinny appeared out-
ei,l,,0' ,wn;.Rnd M" n,8ht h'" '"V-
IVwet, with some officers, escaped to the Knglish
mun-of-wnr. Next day the fleet yielded, and ordvr
was established in Coll.ni and Lime. President
L'",uicu w,u iu c,,are of Ihe government. ,
ML The Raleigh (N. C.) M of the 20th
l""nl tlie following telegraphic dispatch from
President Johnson to Gov. Holden :
Wahihsc.tom, Nov. 26, 18G. Hon. W. H. Hoi-
,1, l" Provisional Governor of North Carolina : Ac-
my for , Me mmnn
j M hii h you hnv discharged your duty as Provis-
iomd Govvrno:. You w ill bo sustained by the
The results of the recent elections in North Ca-
roliim have gml,iy .Uu.nged llio prospects of the
stuto in the resUiratiim of its Govenucntal rela-
tions. Should the action nnd the suirit of tho Leg-
isluture be in the minie direction, it Will greatly in-
crease mischief, and might be fatal. It is hoped
,.,, ,, , UUiMnteA )iy ,ha 1.,-gis-
mure will-be so directed as rather to repair than
increase the difficulties under which the State has
alicady placed ilsell.
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eontirn.i il W 11 Hoi.i.ki Prov. Gov.
mpressinn urevails that our Govern -
h.T "'ceptiug the .Steamer Shenandoah fn.in i
t the llriliah uiithiajtics, admit iu character ns a I
Vonfi.,u.rnlf fruiM.Hnd thus relieves England of'
If the cs.el is a niiate. n Amcri -
k have nr.jed. her rri'w should I tried ill Knir -
land, and the vessel rlu.uld be disposed of by the
tnglisb cum us. lliMlon Tranter.
My Reining to the prospects of the South, the
I Baltimore Transcript discourses h.iM'fiillv, as fol-
! lows : . lima rerr.iilr re. eive.1 nriva'te lillers
i frmn il'iriit l.iil'Uiil' llm Sitlllli whirl, tl.'llk ill
m. r,irit , ,,e (ll.01 e Hnwly .y pi iva -
tini nnd snrlei ing, eeins to ri al ..hove all the du -
preing inlliieneis hu h suit id ilieut, and liKiks
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rriiinb inir wa of once huni'V hmnei. lo tha futuio
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w),( fultil e.4 pronii-e i!l
, M "laid' til unit enduiHuv ''
WismKOTon, Dee. 4. The galleries of the House
were densely crowded at noon. Mr. McPherson,
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itiern. nroceucu lu can. aa reuuircu uy law, i no ru.
of the member! elect Nr. Maynard, of Tenn,
whose name had not been placed on the roll bj
McPbersnn, wanted to suggest something, but the
Clerk refused to lie Interrupted. After the call was
completed, Mr. Mnynard again rose to speak, but
the Clerk again ruled liira out of order. ITS mem
bers answered to their name. Mr. James Brooks,
of N. made a 8peech,"'cbarnc1eriiing the omiss
ion of names of members from Tennessee from the
roll as unprecedented, unjust and totally uncalled for.
tf, he said, Mr. Maynard was not a loyal man, from
a Union and loyal State, then the President of the
United States was not a loyal man, bnt an alien
and a stranger. He chained that the adoption of
the resolution excluding Southern members from
this House by the Republican caucus was designed
to be antagonistic lo the President' forth coming
uou.e no ftttion on ,he gn,,Jecti bnt un.
,jrr ,ne operation of the previous question proceeded
to the election of Speaker. Hon. Schuyler Colfax,
of Ind, nnd Hon. Jas. Brooks, of N. Y, were put
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in nomination. The House then proceeded lo rote
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wjtn th8 roiIoWjng n3n ; Uollax 139, Brooks 35.
jr Colfax was dtclarcd elected, nnd amid applause
wimunw w iuc i-umr u incr. wcrrcv- nuu
Brooks, when ho returned thanks in a brief and
ofR and 1 aficrw8rds administered it to members
who were called up by delegations. A resolution
was then adopted declaring Mr. McPerson, Clerk;
Jr. Ordway, Sergeant-at-Arms; Mr Oomlenow,
Doorkeeper j and Mr. (liven. Postmaster, until their'
gucccSiior, shall be duly qualified. The yeas and
nays were ordered on the resolution with the fol-
lowing result : yens IDS, nays 35. These officers
of 'he "US0 WCre i'T '""I? '"l , ul ,.'
Mr. Stevens, of Pa., offered a bill which was
offered in the Republican eauct for the appoiltt-
mcnt o committee to examine and report wheth-
er ny of ' o-ealled Confederate States are enti-
.l0'",'!.!", ffrin .,.n r .1,.
Mr. Eldr.dge objected to the In roducfon of the
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Mr. Stevens moved to (U3pcnd the rules, when
tu motion was agreed to, and the bill was then In-
Mratwson moved to lay the bill on the table,
The Hor refus to lay the bill on the table,
and the bill, as Introduced by Mr. Stevens, was
,hcn P33 bJ" he fo'lowng te: yeas 123, nays
36The ouge Uien adjonrned.
The Senate met at 12 o'clock, and called to order
by Vice-President Foster. The Rev. Mr. Gray then
offered up prayer.
Mr. loot, of Vt presented the credentials of
Luke P. Hollard, appointed to fill the vacancy oc-
casioned by the death of Mr. Collamcr.
After announcement of prayer by Mr. Gray, the
Jawing Senators were present : Messrs. Brown,
Itucklan, Chandler, Clark, Connard, Cowan, Cress-
weut Dixon, Doolittlc, Ftssendan, Foote, Foster,
Grimes, Guthrie, Homes, Howard, Howe, Johnson,
Dane of Ind, McDorgal, Morgan, Howell, Ncs-
Wilson and Wright. Mr. Foote presented the cro-
nrewibed oath of allegiance. Mr. Wright prescn
ted the credentials of Mr. Stockton as Senator elect
fron, Ncw jersey-
Mr. Cowan presented n protest against .the recep
tion of Mr. Stockton, signed by members of the
SaUunal SitTof vouXn
present, and Mr. Stockton was duly sworn into
bill provides that from, and after the passage of the!
Zn-lteVK cil W nd a re
(jct of the District for six months, and never been
convicted of any infamous crime, shall have the
right of suffrage in the District.
The second section Imposes a penalty for inter-
ruption or interference of the right granted above,
The bill was ordered to Be printed.
Mr. Sumner introduced bill to preserve the
,1.,e "J ,bu ' h Provides that
jfmnd juries shall consist one-half of persons of
Afri-an descent, in section where one-sixth of the
fop"'8''011 re Africans, and the same pjoposition-
in pent juries wnee tne mailers relate to any in-
jries inflicted by a person of African descent upon
a person not of such descent, and vice versa, and
prejudice against such African is made a ground of
challenge and exclusion from such juries,
The bill was ordered to be printed.
Jr. Sumner introduced a bill prescribing an oath
L maintain reBsiblicnn form of goveru.nent in
stat in rebellion, as follows: I do hereby swear
that I will at all times hercaRer ose my best en
d(voi to m:intain a republican form of govern
ment in the State of which I am an inhabitant.
Unie; tint t will give my influence and vote at
time, to s-stain the tio.ml credit; that I will
ly8 diwountenaiiee and resist any attempt, di-
recti or ldircctly,;1o repudiate or protract, either
i" D7 Ptrt or in any wh.v, any debt which was
cptmcted in tli I, nited States in subduing the rV
hellion, as the obligations assumed to Union sol-
diers will al vnvs discountenance and resist any
ftW m-Aing any distinctions of color or race, and
always will strive to mnintain a State Government
Com,detely loyal to the Union ; where all men shall
enjoy eql protection and equal rights. Such
oath shall be preserved, and if iulscly taken, such
ptrSon shall be guilty of injury ; and in addition
to the present penalty for that crime, he shall for-
,it his righU to hci office. This was ordered to
Mr. Sumner offered a bill to enforce the constitu-
tional amendment by punishing any attempt to
the of anv b.. a fine no eI.
ceding $1000, and impfisln mcnt t exceeding
both, at tho discretion of the court, and it shall be
no defcn5Ci if ,,,,-h ciajm j9 sanctioned by any Stale
law it annnuls Slate laws in conflict with it and
Mr. Sumner introduced a bill to give right of snf-
frago to persons of color, in the District of Colum-
bia, which was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Sumner Introduce.! resolutions proposing to
amend the constitution so as to make voters instead
of population the basis of representation in Con-
v"' o . , i
Mr. Sumner introduced a concurrent resolution
declaratory f the adoption of the constitutional
amcudment abolisliing slavery.
Mr. Sumner introduced a series of resolutions de-
clnratory of the duty of Congress, efiecially in
respect to loyal citizens of the Sta'cs lately iu re -
Mr. Rrown gave notice of a bill to authorize the
construction of a bridge across the Mississippi river
at St. I.ouis ; also a bill to reimburse the State of
Missouri for expenses in calling out and equiiiiiinc
Mr. Harris Introduced a bill to n-gulute the ju-
licir7 system ol the United States.
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Mr. F.Mit moved the adoption of an order that
the cn' "very day all 2 o clock, which
1 at. t. 1 1 so 1. imromiceu a mil to maintain tne
Vr. Wil.0.1 lntr.Ml.imd a bill
! reclion, which was ordered printed.
At half past 12 o'clock, thi S'-nutc took reress
until 1 o'clock, w Inn it assembled and directed the
1 Seimto to "nform tho House of its organization.
inotox, l)e. S. Tha Senate met at main.
' I resilient lire I'm, Jlr. 1 ot.-r, in the chair. A
1 iiKair was received from Ihe House animuncinsr
orguniiulion and rcjueitiug a committee to act
! with one of its appointment to wait upon the Pres
ident for his message, .
'" Wsda moved to take up the last resolution.
Jlr. Sniilsbiiiy moved lo refer the resolution to
'he comtiiitlve ou Judiciary.
.Mr. Johnsou objetted to the iutrmluctiun of the
1 Mr. Sherman Introduced a bill fpr the survey aud
; 6rt' t he mineral lauds of the United State.
Mr. Cowan preseutei) the credentials of Messrs.
" ,"" rn-naiors elect iron. 11 isiip-
in. which w. r, i.nlerv.l to m I,.!, I nn th. ,,KIr..rl
Nr. Toon rffircd a rcoluiiou from the L.jHa-1
turc of Vermont in favor of equal rights la the
reconstructed States. ; i
The Senate then, on motion of Mr. SbeHian,
took a recess until one o'clock.
The following was introduced by Mr. Sumner In
the Senate to-day : . ' .
Retotvri, That, in order to provido proper guar
antees for security In future, to that peace and
prosperity shall surely prevail and the plighted
faith of the nation si mil be preserved, It is the du
ty of Congress to take care that no Stale declared
to be in rebellion shall be allowed to resume its re
latious to the Union until after Die satisfactory per
formnnce of five several conditions, which condi
tions precedent must be submitted to popular vote,
and be sanctioned by a majority of the people of
eacli state, respectively as follows; Complete re
establishment of loyalty, as shown by an honest
reconciliation to the unity of the Republic and the
duty of allegiance to it at all oligarchial preten
sions, and complete enfranchisement of all citizens.
so that there shall be no deninal of rights on ac
count of color or race, but justice shall be impartial
and all be equal before the law; the rejection of
the rebel debt aud at the same time the adoption in
just proportion of the National debt and National
obligations to Union soldiers, with solemn pledges
never to join in any measure direct or Indirect for
their repudiation or in any way tending to impair
the National Government; the organization of ed
ucational associations for equal benefits to all, with
out distinction of color or tace; the choice of citi
zens for office, whether estate or national, of con
stant and undoubted loyalty, whose conduct shall
give assurance of peace and reconciliation.
ReiolvfH, That in order to provide these essential
safeguards, without which national security and
national faith will be imperiled, States cannot he
precipitated back to political power and indepen
dence, bnt they must wait until these ioditions are
in all conditions fulfilled. ;
In this county, on the 3d Not. 1865, by the Rer.
Mr. Plasters, Mr. L. D. Moody, to Miss Misssa
NoKTLxrr, near Port Royal.
On the 29tb November, by the Rer. I. B. Wal
ton, Capt. Thomas E. Mallort, to Miss Line A.
Polx, of Robertson coanty, Tcnn.
In this countr, on the 5th inst., by the Iter. S.
P. Wright, Dr. Jamks R. Cbatkxs, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., to Miss Mart Deuci, daughter of Henry
Lylc, of this county. ,
In this city, on the 6th inst, by the Rev. Mr.
Ringgold, Mr. Jamis Fkrrthax, to Miss Ada Mil
lab. In this countv, on the Sth inst, at the residence
of the bride's father, bf the Kev. J. P. Bellamy,
Mr. Thomas W. Prixtiks, of Nashville, Tenn., to
Miss Adda A. Pacavd, of this county.
On the 30th ult, in this city, by Rev. R. S. Hun
ter, Mr. R. B. Tabpliy, formerly of Naslivillet to
Miss L. M. SmTn, of Clarksville.
Nashville papers please copy.
W. g, al'CLl-IIB. . H. W. COl'HTB.
McCI-lBK & COIRTS.
J E ARE NOW PREPARED AT OUR FIRE
II Proof Warehouse, near the Depot, to
Recelre, Sell and Ship Tobacco,
Clarksville, Teun, 8, '65-3m . McC. & C.
BEN. S. BOARD,
COMMISSION M ER CHA N T,
Office at Tuck, Davis i Co,
Main Sreet bet. Elgbta and Ninth Street,
REFER EA'CES :
Glover k Co., Boone Tolcco "Warehouse ;
Phelps, Caldwell k Co., Louisville Warehouse ;
Ronald k Bro., Ninth rect Warehouse;
Spratt k Co, Picket Warehouse ;
Andrew Grahum, Louisville, Ky. ;
Jas. L. Lawson, do
W. H. Boatwright, do
D. Spalding, Jr., do c
Tuck, Davis kon do
Dec. 8, '65-tf
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE AT
tention of the public, to the articles above enu
merated winch constitute a portion of my stock.
I will endeavor to keep constantly on hand a
complete assortment, properly belonging to a
Book and Music Store.
All of which shall consist of CHOICEST VARIE
TIES. My PIANOS, made by
HINZEN & ROZEN,
Cannot be surpassed in sweetness of touc. GUI
TARS, by MARTIN, of New York the name be
ing sufficient comment. t
Books of Every Variety,
Constantly kept on hand including Miscellaneous,
Poetical and Masonic Works. A fine assortment of
fgu Diaries for 1806. Cash paid for Rags.
T. M. DOUGHERTY.
Dec. 8, '65-tf
LOOK OUT for tho SHERIFF.
ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE UN
dersigucd will please come forward and
Settle by tbe First day or January Next,
after which time all accounts due me will be put iu
the hands of an olliccr. 4
Dr. It. M. PltorTY is authorized to receive aud
receipt fur claims due me. "
Dec. 8, 'C5-4l L. STB.U 8.
Fine Rosewood Fiano For Sale.
ANY PERSON WISHING TO PURCHASE A
No. 1 Rosewood, 6 Octavo Piano, can hear of
suiji an one by calling at the Chiiomki.b Office.
Apply immediately. Dec. 8, '65-tf
, In Cimtii Cvurt, M. nlgomery rottnty, Tenn.
Peters, Well k Co., vb. David llughcg.
IN this cause it npn-aring to me that the defen-
dant, David Hushes, is a non-resident or the State
' . '. ...... .., ,f ...
ol Jeniiesscej 11 is therefore oruej inai puuiicauon
be made for four succrasive weeks in the Clarksville
I Arofiick, commanding the said David Hughes to
appear on or before the second Monday in January
uexU and plead to tbe ulninlilT's de-laratioM and at
taehment, or judgmeul will be token against him
C, BREED, Circuit Court Clerk.
Bv J. W. W ILLUMSOX, 1. C.
Dec. I', Vlt Pis. fie f J 00.
H. ARMSTRONG & CO.,
O VER THE rosr OFFICE,
CLARK SVILLE, TENNESSEE.
' --.'I..' :
vyoUl.D r.ESPKCTFULLY INFORM THE
II citizens of Clarksville and vicinity .Jtliat they
are prepared to execute id the
Best Style Every Kind of Picture
Known to the Art,
A L BAT YPE !
A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL PICTURE.
A good assortment of ALBUMS, PICTURES
AND FRAMES, for sale.
Give ui a Call
and we will Guarantee
Dec. 8. 'C5-lf
W. H. ARMSTRONG k CO.
Fwean R. F. S; Ah' 4 Land, flffict Sup I Aut Com,
Clarksvillk, Temk., Dec 8, 186a,
From and after this1 date, all contracts with
Freedmco shall be in writing, and cist be made
by the Superintendent of this Bureau, or approved
thereby; and none others will be respected.
When private contracts have been made the
bighest market price for labor will be collected.
Parties making contracts, for the coming year
or holdingothose heretofore made, for the coming
year, without toe approval of . this llurcau,
will be at once arrested and sent to the Assistant
Commissioner at Nashville.
By order of llrig.-Gen. Clinton B. Fibk, Assis
tant Commissioner for Tennessee, 'Kentucky and
W. O. BOND,
Dee, 8, 'CS-It Superintendent
Geo. II. Warficld, vs. W. T. Dortcta and L. J,
BV VIRTUE OF AN . EXECUTION WHICH
issued from the office, of the Circuit Court
of Montgomery county, Tennessee, to me directed,
I will expose to sale and sell, to the highest bidder,
for cash, at the court house door, in the city of
Clarksville, Tenn., on
Monday, the 8th day of January, 186G,
All the right, title and interest W. T. Dortch and
1.. J. Perdue have in the following property, in
Roberts' addition to the town of Clarksville, viz :
Lots No. 7, 8,' and 10, fronting on Wafer street,
between the property of II. Dunlop and the Rnl
toad ; upon these lots the Tanning establishment
now occupied by W. T. Shackelford and the Ware
liouse now occupied by McClure k Courts are situa
ted; also Lots No. 20 mid 21, on the west side of
spring strevt, between tho property of Scott s bouse
nnd the Ruilrond proterty; npon these lots the
Live-more House mid the Brick Dwelling House,
formerly occupied by V. S. "Hcueynolds are situa
ted ; also Lot No. 3C, on the east side of Spring
street (opposite of the last named property) and
linnn whih iu cilitnfAil AMia nrcra Will. A l.'rfim
liione, formerly occupied by W. N. Ussery ; also
lot No. 20, on the west side of Spring strcat, be
tween . the Mitchell property and the Lnnkston
property (now owned by II. Dunlop), npon this lot
is a comfortable dwelling, formerly occupied by J
M. Swift. All of the above property is in the
Third Ward of the city of Clarksville, and was
j sold to L. J. Per due by Joshua Cobb, Trustee for
! W. S. Mclieynolds Co.
O. M. BLACKMAN,
Deputy Sheriff Montgomery countri
Dec. 8, '0S-..p"rs. tee, 00
m. M. Finley nnd Wm. Broaddus, vs.'W. O. ITc-
BV virtue of two executions which issued from
the office of the Circuit Court of Montgomery
county, to me directed, I will expose to sale and
sell, to the highest' bidder, for cash, at the court
house door, In the city of Clarksville, Tenn, on
Monday, the 8th day of -January, 18 6,
the store bouso occupied by J. B. Rhodes k Co.
front stout 22 feet, running back to Strawberry
O. M. BLACKMAN,
Deputy Sheriff Monfgoraery county,
Dec. 8, U."-4t-Prs. fee, $4 00
Mrs. A. G. Munftr 1, Executrix, S. R. Moody and
1). C.Caldwell, vs. II. A Fowkles.
BY VIRTUE OF THREE EXECUTIONS
which issued from the oBice of the Circuit Court
of Montgomery county, to me directed, I will ex
pose to Bale and sell, to the highest bidder, for cash,
at the court bouse door, in the city of Clarksville,
Monday, the 8th day of January, 18GG,
the following property, situated on Franklin street,
between the property "of Chas. Bailey, deceased
and tbe uronertr formerly bcloncrinir to Z. Grant.
fronting on Franklin street, 190 feet aud funning
back to Maid street, it being the same upon which
the saicj, Fawlkes now lives. This property will be
divided and sold in lots.
O. M. BLACKMAN,
Deputy Sheriff Montgomery county.
Dec. 8, '65-4t-Prs. fee, $6 00
Susan II. Clark, Executrix, vs. G. C. Breed.
BY VIRTUE OF AN EXECTTION WHICH
Issued from the office of G. C. Breed, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Montgomery county, Tennessee,
to me directed, I will expose to sale aud sell, to the
highest riulder, for rash, at the court bouse door,
in the city of Clarksville,
On Monday, the 8th day of 4 January,
18C0, the following described lots in lloberts ad
di lion to the town of Clarksville, viz: Out Lots
No. 49, SO and 61, (except that part of each of the
aforesaid lots, conveyed by O. U. limed lo Allen J.
Har.ison, which is 95 2 1-2 feet on Washington-st,
running back across the east end of said lots
228 9-12 feet), upon lot 61, are Two Small Frame
Houses, which are included iu the levy.
O. M. BLACKMAN,
Deputy Sheriff Montgomery co unty.
Doc. 8, C5-4t-Prs fee, 80 00.
Win. Broadus, Fowlkes, Chilton k Co, Wm. Walk
er. Administrator, II. R. Miller and Planters'
Bank, vs. Jackson, McKernon k Co.
BY virtue of six (6) executions, in my hands,
which issued from the office of the Circuit Court
of Montgomery county, Tennessee, I will expose to
sale and sell, to the highest bidder Tor cash, at the
couit-house door, in (he city of Clarksville, Tenn.,
Ou Monday, the 8th day of January, 18GG,
the following property, vbj: the property known as
the Mount Vernon furnace, and all the land
thereto belonging which are lying lo the county of
Montgomery, Tennessee; aU all other lands
lying in the county of Montgomery, Tenneswe,
which were conveyed to Jackson, McKernon
k Co.. by Thomas J. Munford, Clerk aud1
Muster except such lands as have been sold bj '
tbe said Jackson, McKernon Co, and deeita to!
such InuUs, properly auinenueaiea ami recoracu,
.. i ...... r lun..a i .. I
i auu uiau umv imruoi. u. u, muu, j..t.iuu3,
, levied on and are now advertised for sale by me.
A complete plot of each tract will be exhibited on
j the day of talo
O. M. BLACKMAN.
Deputy Sheriff Montgomery county,
Nov 1 T, 'Cft-41-l'rs lee, $0 00
BoJT BLANKS! BLANKS! We keep constantly
on liH,.d, and for Sale, asarly all kind of blank.,
I "EXECUTRIX'S NOTICE Alt PERSONS HAT
J ing just claims against the estate of Dr. W. H.
DUANE, deceased, are hereby notified to present
the same for payment, duly authenticated, within
the time prescribed by law, or tbey will be forever
bared in law and equity. A nd all persons indebted
to said estate r ill be expected to make prompt pay
ment, W. II. Drase, Jr., my authorized agent
and attorney in fart, will attend to the affairs of the
saidMtate. . ELIZA J. DRANK,
Dec 8, J-2t Executrix.
SOLD OUT !
JAS. IIRUNTV, OF THE FIRM OK J. BUUNTT
k Co., Jordan Springs, Trim, has sold out his
entire interest in the store, lo the junior partner,
Mr. TIIOS. HERN DON, The firm from this date
will be Tho?. Ik-rnilfui.
Dec. B, '65-1 1 J. BRUNTV Jt CO.
W: S. POINDEX.TER & CO.,
New Providence, Tenn.
ARE SELLING T1IEIR GOODS AT
' low prices:
TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW STOCK.
Coats' Spool Cotton all numbers, 10 rents
Skirt Braid, 10 frills
Needles xt brands, .... J 1-2 CCnlS.
Glovekid and Lasting Gaiters,
AT LESS TIIAX FIRST COST I
S"Xotlon and White Goods at Cost !"
Dec. 1, '65-41 V. 8. P. CO.
ALEX. B. HARRISON. . lit. H. BHELBT.
HARRISON & SHELBY,
C ommission Merchants,
AND STEAMBOAT AGENTS,
Rob't Moore k Co., Cincinnati, O. ; R. M. Bishop
k Co., Cincinnati, U.; Moorebead A Co- Lcuisville
Ky. ; II. C. Caruth, Louisville, Ky.; Andy Hamil
ton, Nashville, Tenn.; Newton, Ford k Co- Mem
phis, Tenn.; Oivins, Watts k Co, New Orleans,
La.; Watts, Giving & Co., Paducah, Ky.; Ander
son & Watson, St. Louis, Mo.; Alex. Wilson, Na,
tional Bank, Evansville, Ind. Dec. 1, '65-6m.
STMONDS, COURTNEY & CO.,'
GENERAL FOUWASDIXG AXD COMMISSION
No. 35 Nntchci Street, NEW 0ULLW.NS, LI.
tV S. IMI JV IE YTEIt,
Is the authorized Agent for SYM0NDS, COURT
NEY k CO., nf Clarksville, Tenn, and will make
advances on produce consigned to them.
Dec. 1, '63-3m
A Desirable Farm
Sixty or sevehly Acres,
Well TIMBERED, with It) or 15 acres cleared
land; situated 1 2 miles from Clarksville, on State
Line Road, 3 miles from Uraysville, Ky.
Aoymtpe wishing to purchase can see the place
by calling ou me, atjiy farm, 12 miles west of
traysville, loud county, Ky.
December 1, 18C5-:t
Valuable Timber !
" F O Ti S .A. Hi E !
UNDER A DECREE or tri LAST CHANCERY
Court, I will offer for sale ou
Monday, 18th day of December,
injhe town of Clarksville, the TIMBER, on 200
Acres of Land, lviug on both sides of the Clarks
ville road, 3 1-2 miles from Clarksville, and hulf
mile from the M. C. k L. U. It., adjoining, the
lands of James Manning, Win. Searcy and John
Kcssee, Sr. I will sell ju lots .of
5, 10 or 20 Acres to salt Purchasers.
Tekms, or Sali. One-half cash and balance In
six months from day of sale with two good secu
rities. MOSES STEELE,
Dec, 1, '65-3t Agent,
TN THESE DANGEROUS TIMES, WHEN ALL
1 men feci tho importance of LIFE INSUR
ANCE, the people of Clarksville must not be im
posed upon by insuring their lives in companies
whose transactions are uot legal in Tennessee, and
against w hich a loss can not be collected in your
State courts. The attention of tbe publie is called
to the following:
STATI or TtN.VeSEK,
, Nasuvillc, Tacit., Nov. 23,
Louit F. Sooth, Ctnrral Age.it, tle-
Sm I u, reply to your inquiries as to what Life
Insurance Companies have authority to transact
busiuess in this State, I wouhl say: The Knicker
bocker Life Insurance Company, located in New
York city, is the only Company that complied with
the law, and that is entitled lo lake risks. -
Signed. 8. W. HATCHETT,
L. ii. Comptroller Tennessee.
C. n. J0KS, Agent, Clarksville, Tenn.
Tho Agents of this Company will be happy to
furnish all necessary information on application at
LOL'IS F. BOOTH, Cen'l Ag't for South-west.
Nos. 32 and 34 l uiou 8t1 Nashville.
Dec 1, 1803-tf
THE UNDERSIGNED, HEREBY FOREWARN
the public against trailing for a note held by
N. H. ALLEN. Said note is a conditional one for
professional service which were never performed.
J. O. BLACK,
Dec. 1, '65-t ROB'T BLACK.
Lands X OX aSLlQ la 10.0 WeSl.
r HAVE A LARGE BODY OF LAND IN
I Southern Kansas, which I will soil iu farms of
FROM 80 TO 320 ACRES!
This Laud is in the best part of the State, and the
irreater part of it has bvc-B under cultivation. 1
will also sell three farms iu McLean and Ford coun
ties. Illinois. There are no lands better situated,
or more suitable for farming purposes in the SiataJ
"A 1 will tuke property In Clarksville in ex
change. T. D. WARDLAW.
Nov. II, ti. If
E. MYERS & CO..
WHOLESALI PlaLlat l
Fruits and Candies
u a n u i w
SALAD OIL, C0Vfi"0YSTERS, AO.
NO. 40 MUX STREET,
' ' . t
Nov. 24, 65. 1m - ' " - ' '
" Charily , Cdyercth Multitude of
The proverb I've quoted, no doubt, you've all heard
Tho' from it, at present, I claim but a word ''
1 is the covering part, I will take for my theme ;
It has flashed o'er my brain like a mid-summer
Me thought, as I looked at mv BROWSERS and
My COAT too, Ibnt they were none of the best, i
I rummaged my pockets, my- funds they were low,
Al me party I wuiied to appear as a bean,
for a lass with blue eyes and dear little feet,..
Peeping out from her crinoline, promised to meet
The writer of this, but I will not say when,
ror mrsingana veiling w as never yet lair,
I was puzzled not long, for I thought of the nam
Of RBXINGER COUnd went tojthe same, J
For my small stock of eash I was fitted by Itici ;
And my dear little charmer declared I looked nice ;
Coold scarcely believe when I told from whose aid,
I'd been suited so well for the small sum I paid;
I had cash enough left for the. wants of tbe day.
And to purchase two tickets, at night, for the pley
My simple advice, to each bell and each beao, -
If you want to drcs will see REXINGER 1 CO.
By dealing with them, you will wire cash fur your
They can't cover all sins, but can cover ail sinner".
Nov. 17, Cr-3n ......
. - S -
TO THE PUBLIC.
XV E ARE RECEIVING, DAILY, GOODS OP
VY the Latest Style, which we offer at the low
est rates, having bought heavily during the
RECENT DECLINE of all classes of Goods in the
NEW YORK MARKET. Our stock consist! or
POPLINS, CLO.T II and SILKS,
ALPACAS, BALMORAL I.
FRENCH PLAIDS.SHIRTS .nd
MERINOS, HOISERY, . -.
Df.LAINES, PRINTS, and
LATEST STYLES OF
Cloak3, Basques and Saquei,
SHA WLS AND SCARFS,
Iliiodd, Sontngs and Nubia?, Flannels and Li riser.
Empress Colhirn, Lace Handkerchiefs,
. . Sleeves, Ladies' Tics, Perfume- ,
tics, Gloves, and Notion, '
TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
Also, the most complete tock of rcady-mnde
Men and Hoy's
CLOTH I IU C !
' Huts, Boots, and Shoes. '
As we have a constant -BUYER of taste end
judgment, In the city of New" York, we are able to
COMPETE with any house in CINCINNATI or
LOUISVILLE, in quality and fashionable style of
of Goods, as wejt as cheapness of price.
Give us a call Iicfore purchasing elsewhere, ana"
you will receive every attention and accommoda
tion we are capable of giving. . '
We are buying Feathers, Ginseng, Beeswax,
Dried Fruit, etc, for which the highest market
price will be paid, either in EXC1IAUE for Gooc's
Nov. 24, 1065-tf
DR. LEON BROCKMAN'S
roa TUS TRBATMINT Of
Diseases of the Eye and Far,
KBItVOI'S SYSTEM AND CA!mol'S TDMOBS,
NO. 53 (HIRCH STREET,
NASHVILLE, TEN NESS EU.
LE0X BR0CKM AX, regilar1y educated
OCULIST AM) A CRIST.
la- Diploma hang in office. . ,
Guarraulee'i CURES in all disease Of (he Eye
IKIlEUTArtV. - -
Cures CANCERS without the use of kuife.
Cosultation Free. - . .,'..; ".
$W All couimunications (with stJbip enclosed)
INFIRMARY S3 Cburch-st, Nashville Tn.
Nov. 24, '65-3m . j , ,
ALL persona having claims against the estate
of Joseph P. Williams, dee d, are notified to pre
sent them within the time prescribed by law, and
legally authenticated, or the same will be barred;
and all persons being indebted to said eetate are
notified to make paruient immediately.
SAUAU A. WILLIAMS) Adoi If.
Nov 1 7 '65-3m
Ever Body Taka Kotlce, and Gotera f ear
. selves iccordlngly. ;
fPIIFt ii udenigned has opened a slioe to REPAIR
1 FIIIE-AKMS, at D. U. WuMts eid staad,
Cotnuien e street, above the Foundry, where be I
prepured to REPAIR Guns, Pistols, House Loclu,
at iliort notice, and at rate to suit th tinef. ' .
btt. 15,'C6-3m II. It. BlinLIiV
Postponement of Sale.
IN CONSEQUENCE OK THE GOVERNMENT
sale, In Claiksville, on the 20th of November,
I will POSTPONE tbe sale or the perishable eatate
of Tuua. Ckoks, upoa his farm, oo the Nashville
1'ike, known as the "Rudolph farm," lo TUESDAY,
the 1'ith dav uf Lecemtwr, ISIS 5.
' M. L. K1LLEBREW, Executor
L. W ithers, Aucliuneer. Ike. 1, eVat