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FRIDAY,' JDLY..J...:.i..w......lj, 1867.
.OF WEAKLY COtJNTY, ..
i ' . FOR CONGRESS. " '
,i '. . Of Humphrey i.
' JOHN . IIATtT,
Of liobtrtton. '
f' TIIEO. TRAl'ERNICHT,
. Of Damdtm County.
' FOR" REPRESENTATIVE,
w. a. PErrEB.
Ir we are correctly informed, the
Register'! oflioe will bo re-opened on
Monday, and we hope the people are
fully advised of the importance of
..t.u! nAt Hin rai nZn4 nam its
the county, who ia entitled to regis
try. oau'faiil to register without cota
mittiug ft great wrong to himself and
to the wholo people of the State, and
Individually as well as collectively,
we are enslaved and oppressed ty tg
' norant and debased despots, and it is
ly individual efforts, only, that' the
aggregate strength can be acquired
to overthrow that despotism. He
that fails to get a certificate because
ho dislikes the trouble, or feels the
humiliation of the application, or is
busy with his crop, or hates to take
the risk of boing rejected, makes the
Conservative party weaker by ono
vote, and the Radical party that much
stronger, and the wrong of withhold
ing a vote becomes almost a crime
: from the fact that the person with
holding it makes himself a party to
all the villainy of the ruling fuotion.
But we do not propose to argue a
proposition so plain our object be-
inir tuiintv to remind the rteoclu of
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' the county that the registration will
bo resumed on Monday, end that, as
the time is short,' sll should come for
ward at iho earliest day, prepared, at
all point, to establish their rights to
certificates. To be prepared before
hand, eaves time and: trouble, and
, prevents confusion, besides holping
to defeat any sinister purpose that
might be hidden under a plea of
want of time. Two weeks is all he
time left us to prepare for the most
'important political struggle that can
be decided through tho peaceful
agency of the ballot-box involving
as it does, protection to life, liberty
'tad property, on the one hand, and,
oo the other, the continued posses
. eion of despotic power wielded with
all the cruelty of ignorance made
unk with succoss aud maddened by
the fear of defeat.
Tub voice, of the press, in both
l emisphercs, seems to be unanimous
in its condemnation of the murder of
Maximilian. SuoH lawless atrocity
uvcr ar.ril.-e with horror everv
pcop'e Hiva those who perpetrate it,
and ia thin meo, it acquires addition
al importance from the fact, that all
civiliiod governments are iutorested
in maintaining, inviolate, that pro
vision of the international codo do
signed to secure the safety aud hu
mane treatment of prisoners of war.
Tito tone of some of our own papers,
however, indicates less horror aU-the
iold blodud murder of a great and
coo.l man than at the indignity offered
to this government in the refusal to
hoed its appeal for justioe and mercy
Wo have no 'sympathy with this
view of the subject because this gov
crnnient l, wo believe, the worst en
emv r :A of iu borders to thirl
peai'p and prosperity of Mexico. Hut
for vim kco hitoruieddliug, that coun
try would, at this moment, have had
a Kiablo and wise f,ovemuieut, and
t een on the high road to peace and
jroperity. Nor should it surprise
tiny line that J uarei declinod to com
tly witli the wishes of Seward. He
h:I heard of tha murder of Win, a
paroled prisoner f wer, and believed
that the esample set by the United
Statu wan more worthy f imitation,
than its professions are of respect,
imw ttio fur i nor wss a deliberate act
nd the latter might bo hypocritical
t-snt in defcronce to rullio opinion
euJ public jaktios).
TrtK trial of Purratt still lrags its
low length along, asd the menuer iu
buli it U conlueteJ has created the
wry general iuyuuion that its oh
jeot is u H 4 much ti prove Surratt
Ituiltv, aa t4 prove iu it Stanton, Holt
aud U tiuliMu are inuocrut of the
- O'MllUl 't bit w.'fk.
T1TE PLOT THICKEXS. -;-.
Tho brutal murder of .aa inoffen
sive young man, bf Ashland, Cheat
ham county, last week, by a Brownr
low Register and a militia captain, is
another illustration of the .tendency
of the present condition of affairs in
Tennessee, to culminate in rio and
bloodshed. Were this an isolated
case, it should suffice to arouse every
honest patriot to a sense of the im
pending conflict, and demand the ex
ercise pf all the energies of his nature-
to avert the awful catastrophe
whioh despotism is prcpsring for the
State. But this murder is not the
first; and as the ruffian militia is
distributed, in the various sections of
the State prepsred, by nature for
theft and murder, and enoooraged by
the praoticeand teachings of the fiend
like Governor outrago will 'follow
outrage in quick succession, unless
the perpetrators bo checked by some
decisive means yet untried. In the
interests of peace, every civil means
should be exhausted, and it is only
when driven to the last extremity,
and the fact is patent to the world
that resistance is the last hope of es
cape from utter ruin, that the dread
alternative should be embraced. .
It is sow clear from all that has
been done, and is doing, that no re
lief is to be hoped for at ' tho hands
of the bloodthirsty and plunder-loving
faction which rules over us ; and
it is equally clear that, unless we canH
obtain assistance elsewhere, the good
people of this State must be content
with no protection for life, liberty
and property, or must secure it by
means of their own brave hearts and
strong arms. But, in order to stand
fully justified before God and msn,
no plan should be omitted that looks
to a peaceful remedy. In this Bpirit,
we think it is the duty of the people,
in every county in the State, to as
semble, set forth, clearly and firmly,
the grievances they are forced to bear,
and demand of the authorities, at
Washington, such relief as conforms
to tho spirit of justice aud tho Con
stitution. By this course, they will
evince an earnest desire to await a
peaceful solution of thoir troubles
and, at the same time, enlist the sym
pathies of the brave and good of ev
ery clime, Let them sot forth the
system of oppression instituted by a
clique of tyrants, and demand to be
protected in the exercise of that le
gal right which inadvertently allow
ed the Governor has threatened to
nullify by force, and the exercise of
wb,ich he has already defeated in tome
of the counties of the State.'
It is with feelings of deep, humili
ation, that we recognize the necessity
of appealing for Federal intervention
in the domestic affairs of a State.
But, since there is no government,
save that of force, in Tennessee
since the Constitution is no longer
the paramount law of the land, and
the bayonet is the sole power in every
State that seceded, the only hopo of
peaceable redress is based upon that
intervention. Should that fail, the
people must prottrat themselves be
fore tho power that will crash them,
or soek safety through the identical
agency by which they are politically
enslaved. There is no intermediate
alternative, and the cxeroise of law
less power by the Governor, and the
scenes of blood and robbery which
mark the presence of a ruffian militia
point clearly to the period when the
people miiBt look to themselves for
the protection denied them by law
and withheld by fiendish hate and
Buoyed up by the confident expec
tation, that the legal right of the
County Courts to appoint judges of
elections, would impose a salutary
cheek upon the, otherwise, unlimited
power of the Registers over the ballot-box,
the people hoped to be able
to hurl from power the tyrants who
oppress them. But one bellow from
"tho blasphemous bull of Bashan"
seems to have paralysed hope and en
ergy when both are roost needed, and
tn one county, at least, tho magis
trates have surrendered a clear right
and failed in a most important duty
calling upon the people to repair the
wrong by their iuereased efforts.
Strict adherence to law and duty is
the true policy. .Follow this up by a
dermoid upon the Federal authorities
for protection in the discharge of a
sworn duty and legal right, and
then, if the military overrides the
civil law, is the time to retire with
dignity and conscious rectitude of
purpose. The time to make a decid
oJ Und inBt u'Pio.
the law is clearly on the side of the
oppressed. That time is now, aad
the opportunity should not be lest,
for asoertuiulug how far Brownlow
will press Lis policy of violence, how
far the Federal authorities wtlj saoo
tion hie crimes aad how loog the
people will endure insults and wrongs
from home traitors and foreign uer
cenariee. A firm stand, by every
'uuf will give, us victory.
RIOf AT FRANKLIN.
The accounts of the war of races
inaugurated at Franklin, on Saturday
evening last, are too long for our
space, but the. Inevitable conclusion,
therefrom, is that it was a premedi
tated affair, on the pari of the "loyal
lesgners," instigated by a white devil,
named Bliss, who suffered, bis jaws
to be slappedand then called on the
negroes to d his fighting. , The col
ored lesgne paraded the streets, with
arms, and on two 'of their . banners
were inscribed these mottoes "Re
member Fort Tillow when you go to
the polls," and "The Radicals bnild
school houses and the Conservatives
burn them." It needs no argument
to convince any sonsible man that
those who displayed such incendiary
mottoes, did so with no peaceful in
tentions, but with a predetermination
(o riot and bloodshed. ,
It farther appears, too, that the in
sults and bravado of the colored
leaguers, failing to arouse the ire of
the peaoeable citisens, "they the
leaguers did not long hesitate to
commence the active hostilities which
they hoped to provoke the Conserva
tives to begin, and whioh rosulted in
the instant death of an unoffending
white man and the woundingof others.
On the part of the colored assailants,
twenty-six are under medioal treat
ment, and the death of several inevi
table. United States troops are on
the ground, end steps are being taken
for a full investigation, but we hope
nothing from it a Radical oan do no
wrong, and punishment is adminis
tered by the government only to the
In view of this occurrence, and the
many similar ones that have preceded
it, it behooves the people to be pre
pared for the worst. Self-defense is
the right of every man, and under a
government .which encourages the
murder of unarmed and unoffending
citizens, the exercise of that offers
the only chance for safety. Can the
people need a sironger incentive than
scenes such as this, to labor earnestly
and ceaselessly for the overthrow of
such a despotism ? , t
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a called meeting of ClarasTills Lodge,
No. 89, of A. F. aud A. MatoM, belli July
8tb, A. D 1867, A. L. 5887, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted:
" Whercai, On Friday, July Etb, 1867, the
Grand Muter of Heaven and Earth, through
bis messenger, Death, called our brother,
Joseph P. Lioon, from labot to refreshment,
And Wbkhias, la consequence of bii long
membership in our Lodge, we feel it due to
hie memory to pines on record some formal
notioe of his death.
II was born May 18th, 1807, Initiated,
Prascd and Raised to a Muter Kama A. I).
1851 and 'S3. ' Since that time he has beea
numbereed as a perfect ashler ready for the
The three greatcolumoa, Wisdom, Strength
and Beauty are impressively represented in
bis moral character, illustrated by bis great
love and practice of Truth, Fortitude, Pru
dence and Justice, thereby uinkiog the just
and upright Mason. Therefore be it
Kctolveil, That as a Lodge, w have lost a
worthy brother, in whose moral worth we
felt much pride that we will cherish bis
memory aud bis many virtues are placed
on perpetual record.
tietohstd, That we tender to his widow,
children and family our heartfelt sympathy.
Although bis seat is vacant yet be speaks to
tbera daily by bis put life.
Ketolvtd, That the Lodge be clothed in
mourning for the usual time.
, Rttolmd, That the foregoing preamble
and resolutions be spread upon the minutes
and a copy furnished tits widow, and pub
lished ia tbe Ckuksvllle Chronicle. '
J. C. READ, W. M.
W. 3. Elt, Sec'r.
One of Brownlow's Militia Killed.
Ue Is Shot While Trjing to Bob a
From a gentleman who assisted to bold
the Inquest over the body of one of Brown
low's militia, killed at Tullahoma by Cnpt.
De fcVili Ben net, hut Saturday, we bav lbs
following brief tAjbvorrect statement:
Two of Capt, Kirk s company of militia
went to Capt. Bennet's store and pretended
that ttiey wished to purchase aoma tobacco.
Tbey saleutedsome (30 worth, and commenc-
ed to more out without paying the money.
Capt Bennet saw their game, stepped from
behind the counter and recaptured tb to
bacco. Tbe men left for camp, but soon af
ter returned. In tlie meantime, tu door
and windows bad beta closed, in apprehen
sion of an attack. As soou as the militia-
lue reached the store they demanded en
trance. Oapt. Bennett told them that they
ould not eow in and warned them to get
oil'. They commenced kicking at the door
and attempted to force their way. Captain
Ifennett agnia told them o desist, but bo aU
tention whatever wu paid to what he said,
and tbe efmrts to break open the door were
Increased In violence. Capt. Bennet at bur)
placed bis gun in a window and fired, bitting
one of the men samed Jones ia the right
y, killing him iuiuntly.
Tb Coroner's Juty, slopalnrty csough,
brought In a vardict of raalirlous shooting.
Capt. B. escaped aud bad not beea arrested
up to but eight
Hhkll not a man defend his own house T
Orhav tlierailillaacorvminion from Brown
low to pluader "rebels" at will. NuhnlU
Bt)r has accouiplished on of btl pet ob
jects. He offered a resolution ia tb Mouse
providing fur the appoiutnitnt of a commiu
lee of fev members to investigate all tbe
tacts conunrted with tb asaaasiuation of
Liuooln. Butler, of course, wu appointed
on of tb committee, aud will doubtless ba
the chairman. Tb resolution give tb com
niitte xtraordioary powers, and the lores-
titration, wtiku I intended lor vindicate lb
Surratu aud implicate high rticials, will b
pruMi'utad, no doubt, with grmt energy.
butler is tii man for dragging ugly things
to light, aud straug facta mjr b bsougbl
FocxtGs Vtvs. Orders bar been sent
out suspending irom tbeir fant.it -us . tb
F reocb consuls in tb Mexican Republic. -Tb
rcll of tb British Ler&tioa from th
City of Mexico, and th suapoioe of dipUv
suli relations between Ureat Britaie aad
tbe Government of Mexico sr !rjo.'y pre-
. . JUlfiS FRAtltR BZCLMXa. A
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' . McSoaas Cmasa, Dav roses Cochtt, :
... June 17th. 18S7. I
fHsa"v WATTtao : V
Dear Sir From tb report of the proceed
Infrs of the Davidson Ifcooty tJOnrentkm,
held at the Court-house on the 24th of June,'
a welt as from various other Indications
made since, it may well be presumed that
tbera Is a disposition on the part of my friends,
at least la this county, to present tn nam
to the District conveutioo, which is to assem
ble oa the 8tb tirox- as a candidal tor Con
gress, tieing fully satisfied that I could not
with propriety and Jiiatlce to myself accept
the nomination If I should bav tb bonorj
to receive it, I fleem it das not only to say
self, but to my friends who bav so gener
ously Interested themselves ia my behalf, to
ennuuuc the fact through you, so that there
can b no misunderstanding, or want of uaa
nlmity in tb selection f some on better
qanhfied and adapted than I am to the blgb
and responsible duties it ia vol res. .
, It is true that It would gratify m much
to bav the opportupity to make tb contest
for so houotabl a position against tb man
who has deeply wronged me, to "show, as I
tbink I could do, to toe people who suffra
ges he is asking, what aa open and reckless
contemner ot the constitution ami law b is;
what a despotic and relentless tyrant whee
he has the power in his hands; bow unwor
thy be i or tb coundenc and support of the
hooeot people of this district But there era
various reasons that compel me to forego tbla
graduation for the present, even if it wm
unanimously tendered to tn.
I bav never Ween a politician ( and bay
no desire or Inclination to embark ia a pur
suit at all times sufficiently exciting, but at
this time involving such high and solemn
responsibilities, doubting my ability to meet
the demands ot the country at this the moat
critical penoa m it existence
Again t I bav just been impeached, and
attempted to be disgraced by a Senate that U
u regardless of constitution and law, as It
is oblivious to the force of testimony or the
obligation of an oatb. By its nnjust sen
tence, I bav just been removed from tb of
fice of Judge, and am disqualified from hold
ing ollice. mow, although tbts disqualifica
tion could not fairly be construed to extend
farther than to the offices under the State
Government, still it would afford pretense
sufficient for the party in power to construe
and extend it to every omce In every Stat
and government oa tb face of the earth.
Hence, if I were to run, and receive three-
fourth of all the vote In the district, the d
pots who eow ruiv the Stat would declare
lb election null and void, and giv tb cer
tificate to his favorite, as he is fully vested
with absolute power so for as the Legislature
could put it, and having absolute control over
all elections that require hi commission or
But the greater and more controlling reas
on is that on acoount of my ardent and oa-
wavering devotion to tb Union, 1 was com
pel led to abandon my borne in Knst Tennes
see and take refuge here, reduced by the
casual I ties of tbe war, and of flight, from a
respectable competency almost to destitution.
but was enabled to support my family by the
proceeds or the office, most generously ten
dered ma by bis Excellency tbe President,
then acting Governor of Tennessee. . This
office, to subserve some vile party purpose
has been foully and unjustly taken from me,
and bene the aeeessiliea or my ramify de
mand my time and exertions, and ntlerly
fcrhids that it should be fen to tbe pnblia
From these considerations I have address
ed you Ibis note, end request that yon pub
lish tt in tbe Banner, or read it to tbe eon
ventioa as yoit may deem bast, at tbe same
ttxe tendering to my Uieodna the coeven
lion my most sincere thanks for tbit kind
onaideratioD of ma, and their aobl aa4.gn
erous effort to shinld aa fiam tb diagrac
which tbe lata beuat vamly bo pad te ax
opoo me. Hoping taat tbe ectioa er the
convention may mult ia lasting good to the
people of the District, and tb whole Stat,
I am most respectfully,
Taos. N. F si ins.
NasHviiis, Joly , 1867. GsmsraL! The
Conservaliv convasrtieo, held in this city to
day, for aoroiaating a candidate to represent
tb floteriel district ceomrisinr tbe counties
of Davidson, Robertson, Cheatham and Mont
gomery in th lower branch ef th next
Uraeral Assembly of tbe State of Teaaeesee,
unanimously nominated vou to said position.
W were delegated to inform yu of said
nomination. Hoping that yon will accept
lb position, we are,
Kuspectluily yours, ete.
Joss C. Uact, Y
M. 0. Cotton, Committee.
a. W. Uhiloskss. J
JbWs. John C. OauL M. a Cotton end
81 W Chitdrtu, Ommttu : Osktumix :
1 have received your not Informing me of
mv nomination bv the convention which as
sembled in tbls city to-daV as a candidate to
represent, tbe Floterial District, composed of
th counties of Davidson, Robertson, Cheat-
ham and Montgomery, in th lower branch
of tbe next Ueueral Assembly. Believing It
to be tbe duty of every true friend or bis
country and State to com forward and lend
a helping band towards the political redemp
tion or our people, I accept with profound
gratification the boqor thus conferred. My
platform ot principles, wbieb Is vaeqeuroeal
ly that adopted by the Conservative fctate
Convention, and mv record as a defender of
the Bug and constitution tbrovgb the late
war, will, I bop, srv u assurances that
your confidence has not been misplactd.
I am, gentlemen, your truly, -(
Jo. Wituaus r tiraiNariSLD. Jo. Wil
liams, our colored dabator, and Gov. Foote
addressed a largo audiesce at Hpriogfltld, on
tb 1st. Tb JCtguUr thus speaks of tb ef
fort oi tne former:
. "Williams piUibad late Brnarulow's record
and si Had U thoroughly, showing bin up in
bis Hue character. Having completed Ibis
uasty job to the full and enure satiaiactioa of
bis bearers, wilb great jiower and eloquence,
be turned loose a storm of abut upon the
Loyal Leagues. A few of then miaerablej
skunk were present, end begaA to huddle
together, but w illiams dealt out to than their
just deserts. H looked tb aaeaks in tbe
face an callud tneea hy proper names. aloU
withsutuding tbeir iron will and determina
tion to stand jt bully, th plac got toe hot,
their gbvard tailed thesn, sbevpisbness got
the upier band of their resolution and tbey
ttuaktd. After torturing these poor misera
ble scabs for about an hour aad a half, b
closed bis speech, which wu well received
by th moat attentive audience we bare ever
Tea Tosacuo Suirusavs. European to
bacco dealer are in th habit of sendiug their
agent to ClarkaviUe, iu this Bute, which Is
one ot tbe largest tobacco markets la tb
world, nd for certain sorts of tobacco bas bo
riral The agent buy In Clarkavilla, aud
than the tobam o is shipped to Europe tbrgugb
Naw Orleans bouses . Most of tb tobacvo ia
sent from Clarksville to raducab. eud is there
transhipped and cairied to New Orleaua. The
freight from Faducab to Kew Orleans by
steamboat is exactly th same as from Mota-
phis to Kew Orleans, The buals are ia this
war tuilding th trad of up river cilia. If
w bad a regular Memphis aud ew Orleans
paukct line, owned ia aed watfcipg lor Mem-
phi interests, every bit of this bunging ta
basco bom Clarksville would pas ovr tb
Memphis and Ohio railroad aud through
Memphis, snd woukj aid ia building up our
trade. It would briug suoat bar to be
pet. It would be vr wajr bandiciai.
Aa lhang tuioks If any one wishes to
aiDtrtenee the practical working of the
"wont government th world eer saw," be
ha haa lu suioura fur a brief season la Brown
low douilaiue, one keown si tb S.tatvol
IXtTBZB rSOClaXaTlt fS93f fiwIY
Bran ev Tsasasaaa, tt. Det, y,
V K Nassmua, Jely , 1867. " ,
r A Cbaimtsahmerr of RraUlrtUtH. 'tut J
Sktrifi of ell f eosmties of (As o'(aM of
. Tmtuet, and tkt Judtt ai Clerk of (As
' sisctmt to M tuU m Ik H TAw-teWy of
Wsutftaaa, a seditions and iaosodiarr elr.
enlar bu bate recently addressed to tb
County Courts of this State by one Joha C.
Oaut, Chairman of in incendiary committee
at Kubvllle, urging the said County courts
to snperoMe we uoamlsf loeers or Keg is Ira.
tion in th appointment of th jodge eqdior municipal, MercWng authority by virtu
th clerks of tbe approaching election, there
by Intending practically to nullify the ftao
eh is law and to prevent the holding of any
valid election ends the Constitution oa th
11 Thursday ol August next aad
VYbsrsas, It fa) trketr that seese of the
county court of this State, behig rebel lioudy
disposed, bar obeyed said cin-ular and con
formed to said treasonable scbsm of defeat
ing the execution of th laws; -, , ,
Now, therefore. I. William O. Brownlow.
Governor of the State of Teunesse. beins
bound by tbe Constitution and sdv official
oath to tak ear that tb laws b executed.
ao nereny command the Uommissiouer of
Registration throughout tbe Stat to comrjlr
with the 10th secboe of the let of February
IS, 1867, by tb appointment of all clerks
and judges of tbeir respective counties for
toe holding or tbe election required by tbe
constitution' on tbe Drat Thursday in August
186T. And tbe several Sheriffs of the differ-
ant counties of tbls State are hereby com
manded to open and hold said election u re
quired by law, and to make return according
w taw ot tn vote received and counted by
th clerks and judges appointed by tb com
missioner of Registration.
. And, whereas, It may occur that some of
tne sbenns or this But may desire to aid
and assist in tbe proposed effort to nullity said
franchise law, and may refuse to make return
or tb elections held by tbe clerks and Judg
es appointed oy tne commissioners of Heui-
tration, I do hereby comment and require
me sam judges ana cicrtt in an counties In
whicb tb county court may bav pretend
ed to appoint clerks and judge of election,
to make out aa additional poll book of all
votes counted by them and return the same
to tbe Commissioner of Reslstratlon. wbo
shall forward duplies tea of th result of such
election to tb hxecutlv and Butt Depart
ment for tbe action of the Legislature and
other departments of tbe Government.
And all tbe officers commanding tbe State
uuaras are hereby ordered to arrest tbe said
John v. Gaut, or any of his committee or
agents wherever found, if tbey shall persist
in their effort to defeat the execution of tbe
laws, and to break up and d it perse all assem
blage having in view tbe holding of illegal
lection or the defeat of any regular election.
la Ifstimy whereof, I hare hereunto sub
scribed my name, and caused the trreat seel
of the Slate to be affixed, at the Executive
Department in Nashville, this Sth day of July,
A. LP. lOOf.
By the Oovernorr -.
U 81 W . BROWNLOW.
A. J. FiiSTOBsa, Sec y ot State.
"Mack," tb correspondent of Ifie Cincin
nati Commercial, recently bad a conversation
with President Johnson, and from bis pub
lished seconntof what passed between themJ
we take tbe following extract :
to reply to a question, I told the President
tbat 1 bad seen very few men in tbe South
wbo were ia any true sense of tbe word
rebels, a." d tbat these few were men wbo bad
not been in tbe rebel army ; tbat I thought
most of what was called "disloyalty" wu the
effect of the unjust and aageaerou treatment
of the South, by Congressional legislation
since the dp of the war. ilo replied that
be did not believe that there were many reb
els in the South, and that especially tbe men
who had fought against tb Union wr not
rebel now, and bad no desire or iuUntiea to-
lie saamed to be very dWplr lntrtrd in
(be affairs of Tentseesa, and .listened atten
tively to wbat I told him of mjr travels
through that Bute. I wm surprised to bud
bim so well posted evew as to th nam of
tb men wbo are candidates for otpc there.
I wu describing to him tbe styla of man
wbo is running on the confiscation platform
at Nashville ; told bim hd wu a worthless
scrub, who was accused of stealing everything
ue coutu lay bis nana on, and didu t deny it,
and who, as I learned at Rome. Georgia.
while there wu an original and foul-mouthed
"Ob. yes," said he. "you mean Mason."
In regard to tbe Brown low militia, be said
be bad received a hundred petition from the
batt people of Tennesse, asking bim to sand
United States troops there to protect them
against in outrage now reing committed
by tbls "Slat Guard." I uked bim If be
could, under the Constitution, send troops
into Tennessee without, the request of tb
Governor or Legislature. He replied tbat it
wu a difficult question which be bad not yet
determined. He certainly could rend troops
there on recruiting service, aud station !bem
at Knovville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and
such points, and if aay disturbance occurred
while these trviops were there It would be tbe
duty or tb commanding officer to ase them
in suppressing it. He feared very much tbat
urowniow mnuia would provoke riot and
bloodshed. I told bim tbat wu wbat tbey
were organised for, and the only question
was, wbelhei, when they got ready for light,
tbey should bar armed soldiers or unarmed
citizens to shoot at 1 thought the bast way
would b to regard th militia as aa insurrec
tion sod send soldiers to suppress It, and
clean it out. Ho didn't know, bs said, wbat
wu best to be doue : bs wanted to see tbe
peace of the Hlat preserved, but didn't know
exactly bow best to preserve it, Ue regard
ed th Stat government of Tennesse as tb
worst despotists he had ever beard of a mil
iUry deepolis in it worst form --end about
tb meanest despot be ever beard of si tjia
bead of it, ttouie men make even a despot
ism a respectable sort of government, said
he, but Brownlow can't get up s decent des
potism, tfe believed tbe people of Teoeese
would Ure quietly and obey tbe law aud
Constitution, if let alons, and that they did
not need any militia there at all, sod that
balf the trouble In tbat Stat wu brought
about by Northers men going down there to
stir up strife and malts capital out of ij
Tb same writer ia a latter from Washing
ton, dated July &th, speaks thus about tbe
edict ef Senator Wilson' visit to th Sooth
Mr. Wilson come bock fully convinced, so
b tells me n conversation, tbat cooBscalloa
would be a ruinous policy tor both sections
of tbe country; end that those who are
preaching tbat doctrine to tbe negroes of the
aoutn now are doing incalculable unacnmr io
tb country and to tb Republican party. Me
says if lb negroe want land they must work
for It; tbat U is easier for a negro In the
South, at the present time, to earn ve acres
or lane, than tor a wen man in siassacuu
setts to earn on ; tbat land I cheap, and
work b) plenty, sad s man wbo, onder th
circuustauoe. is not able to earn a farm I
not It to own on. He himself, sjt tb ag of
twenty-one, worked on e farm for six dollars
a month, when six dollars wouldn't buy m
inuchlaad In Massachusetts uoe doll will
now buy In tb Boutb, H twKev tb
Southern peqpl are disposed to treat ths ne
groes well, and will educat them, sad nay
tbsm. and enable tbo) to take ear ef them
selves. Tbls much, eomlng from s maa wbo
bu don more tbaa any other man at any
rate quite as mucb-io itip tlie policy of , htnb , DolinBd to nU'u,. . wil
tbe Brpeblleea party since Iu orgaaiutlun, rf Ceoaty court ef Buwa
aid to wfcose praotleJ wmmon sense, aBui I(uaM , er before I
upMjamt hi ouioDar m ixjmikw vmauiviu, iue
pany owe snucu or in success, m uite ig
jkcuraia im uwpaicnea a neat ut nesioiMoivattste. Tswsiree'M, 1B7,
to demand th bgjy of :h niordared Maxirl C. B BUMMERS, Ada'r.
!' , J JJ7 l, 1MT .
Kaw Tu, Jnlv t. A Wublng tea ene
lal dated July 8, says that tb Reconstruction
Committee bad a session Oils nyraiwg, and
promptly sg-red oaon tb bill to b wporud
oa Monday as follows : . - ' vr
f ectioa I declare tli tree latent ead
meaning of Congraej to bav been that tbe
provisional governments btretofbr crating
in rebel HtatfS wr tln-gal and void, and
that tbey war to be eontinned sitbket In all
respects to military Commanders and lb aa-
tbonty of Congm only.
Beeiioa I pro Ides that the set to which
this Is supplemental, and also that of March
23, shall be consigned to authorise mlliiary
commanders, wherever tbey deem it neces
sary, to remove or suspend any official, Slate
of each provisional' government, aad to ap
point etaers to-nil tbeir places, stid-lbatsneh
commanders shall also bav power to pro-,
bibit, suspend, or set vii any act of such
government or of any suberdtuste Authority.
BiCWMoiro; Julr 8. The colored canctts in
tbe epper wards bus evening decided o run
ning a colored man for Mayer, and a council
ticket with two white and fhree colored.
The Enquirer and Examiner .-newspaper
have been lused and will be published by '
joint company, axonf whom ere Hon. Jas.
Lyon and Judge Uuid, or Raleigh, T. Daniel
aud other prominent citisens.
' Ksw OauAKS, J uly 8. The Raleigh, hence
from Havana, hu on board about ten Aus
trian officers, wbo arrived from Vera Cms
via Mobile, end now go to Havana -with th
view of remaining there nntil tbey bare an
opportunity to join com Mexican chieftain
at enmity with Juarea. Among them are
Majors Hirran and 4rnioffl,' . Tb latter wu
military commissary At Vera Cms. Tbey
declare that tbey will remain in Mexico, and
avenga Maximilian's death; that a few days
will see a powerful chleftaie at th head of a
large antl-Juares party. . Th renuiaot of rb
Austrian will rendrsvous at .Havana,1 irotn
whicb point they will return to Mexico.
Savassab, Ga, June J8. Horn H. J.
Fitch, United State Attorney, In answer to
a letter addressed iq bim, Has expressed tb
opinion that a pardon granted by th Presi
dent blots oat ell disfranchisement, end re
instates tbe individual to ell kis previous
rignta, wnrcn a cannot so deprived of by
any subsequent .legislation. Be say tb
elective franchise is one of tbe rights reitored
by pardon and amnesty. If a person thus
pardoned I termed registration, let him en
tr a protest, for lb consideration of tb
commanding general. Tb Attorney ctoees
thnst "Nasi to a usurpation of power, tber
is no higher grade In political crime than a
umia aoenaonmeot or ngnts.
Nashvills, July 9. The Mayor of Nash
ville bad an interview to-day witb Col. D.in-
can, commanding tbe post, touching the ri
otous conduct of tbe negro militia company
sent to Franklin by th Stat authorities be
fore their departure from tbls place.
Col. D. agreed with the Mayor that tt wu
reprehensible, and' declared they ought to
have keen arrested. He also said be bad de
manded of tbe State Inspector General, Hunt.
his reasons tor sending Said troop to Frank
lin after b had sent there a sufficient force
of regjilar troops to preserve peace, and an
nounced that he wonld protect the people and
would not permit any interference with bis
authority by lift State militia. ,
It to earnestly hoped tbat Oen. Thomas
will detail United States troops to take the
place of tne local-militia, r
NAPnviLLi, July 8. Gov, Brownlow's
expected proclamation appeared this morning.
It commands the commissioners or registra
tion to appoint clerks and judges of elections;
commands sheriffs to open snd bold tbe elec
tion on tbs first Thursday In August, and to
make returns as vouched for by (aid clerks
and jndges. He also instructs the clerks and
judges to male out separate poll books, re
cord tbe vote apd send them to the Execu
tive and State departments, as a provision
against neglect of doty on the past of the
sberhr. . .
fie concludes by erdarmg commexiders of
state gaums to arrest Judge Uaut, chairman
of the Conservattr central committee, or
any or eaid commit car etnate. If tber
shall persist In their efforts to defeat tb ex
ecution er the franchise law m aoRstrud by
him, aad also break up and disperse ell as
semblies having In view tbe holding of Ille
gal elections, or tbe defeat of any regu lor
Wasbibotos, July 8. It Is understood the
Government will demsnd satisfaction for tbe
arrest of Santa Anna. Tbe captain snd offi
cers make oatb that the Virginia wu an
chored three and a half mites, or one balf
mil over tb prescribed marine tatgo from
tne landlpg at aisat,
h 1 net believed ness that Snnta Anna
hu been shot, at be was at Campeachy1 the
capital of Yucatan, th day before tbe al
leged shooting, and Sisal, wbese be is report
ed killed, i 128 miles from Campeachy. The
Goverumaat bu seat a vessel to bisal and
Vera Cms for reliable .'acts.
: ATTENTION f
DRUGGISTS AND PHYSICIANS!
J. T. Bell, et als, . B. D. MoCauley.
Ia Ibis cause I will, ee Saturday, tbe 27th
of July, offer for sal at public auction, at
tbs Auction Rooms of far mar, Rogers Co,
tb stock of Drugs, Medicine and Store fur.
nitur ot Ue late firm of ifcCauley A Bell.
HORACE U. WOlOM, Beceirer.
. July 11, li7-Jw.
I offer for sal my Hoe and Lot, situated
on Union street, near tb passenger depot.
If not sold before, I wiU sail it t public
suction, on tb Orst Monday in uptrabr,
For terms apply to Tbos. McCulloch or my
self. - t L. K. U1CKLS..
July 13, "fiT-tds. '
DE. A. B. HANNTJM,
PHYSICIAN AND SIBGEON,
Oi KadlnjH Street "fr Key Jfetot
July H, lT-lwe ,
NEW FAMILY T10VH.
CopaffT Rsm Steje and Shoulders
Of tb I st easUty, for small er large Csmt
liea, just received oa consignment and for
sals cheap by
TUOMAS, KEBLETT CO,
One Terr Hire Close Carriage, oa
consignment, In which we will giv a bar
gain. , THOMAS, KKBLETT ft CO.
July 11, 1867-tf.
ALL persons baaing claim against tb
estat of Uarius biias sly, dee d, srs brhy
notified to file tb same witb tb clerk of
P taw art county, oa or bafor tbe 10th day
of October, 186T, legally authenticated, in
order bat tb sasu soar b liuuidtd snd
discharged la eccordtece wllb the art of ,
th legislature of tb Stat of Tennessts
relative to UiaoUaal estate.
U. W. MABTIN, idm'r.
July 11, 1897-4 w
uj 1 rj Vknmil R
Eumtotrs, deed, as
itb th dark
TasuMesae, on er befor tb nrs day
ef tlclober, 1867, legally auUisnilcaiad, ia
erdee that lb eaase saay be liquidated aad
discharged in accordaew with lb sets of tb
AMambl ot tha Rlala aforaaald. relative to
13,4 OiJ.OOG .tors
Iriva Xiocsca Paid
From June lit, 1854 to June 1, 1867,
. 'EXHIBITS -ITS ' USEFULNESS. '
INCOME FOR THE PAST TEAS
' Ii)IClTES ITS POPFLARirf.
MKT Cash assets, jult ist, m7,
film Emphasis to Its Softener. -
paid during tbe past year, including
the terrUBe conflagrations .of .
PORTLAND AND YICKSBFR6.
costing this Company $190,111.11, convey
some taea 01 tne resource sua strength
. o tub
Isfjrare Company of narlford, CI.
JU O. PITMAN,
Local Agent, Clarluvill, Tena. ;
July IJ, 186Mw
Farm For Qalo t
OF 4SO AORIIH,
FINS LAND. CONVENIBNT TO TBI
If 0. ft L. Railroad and lb Merchant Mill
of Red river, with a . . -
Cottage Besldet of Six looms.
and barns sufficient tor' 30,000 pounds of
Tooacco. a great bares I n may be bad.
For terms and other particulars apply to 8.
r. Bcenmont, uarksvill. or tb undersigned
on tne premises, near Hampton's Station.
V. W. BEAUMU.NT,
July 5, 180T.tr. ,
. SHERIFF'S SALE
Of lowi lots n Bea Estate,
On Monday, Augiat 5fft, 1867. .
y virtue or wrtlrof Venditioni exoonal
to ma directed, from lb Circuit Court et
Clarksville, Montgomery coonty, I will eelL
at tb Court-house, In tbe city of Clarbsrllle,
i eon, in following aescrioed property r lev
ied upon for Tales :
One town lot, situaUd on Frenkllaet aad
bounded aa follows: on tb north bt Freak-
lin st, on the esst by the Thurstoa lot, ee
in aoutB oy sire, attacker s ipt, on tbe west
br Wm. Broaddus' nmnertv. LcwImI
as the property of J. L. C. Johnston In favor
of tbe city of Clarksv Ills.
City of Clarksville et. 8. B. Seat T will
sell two town lots. Situated on Madmen at..
and one on tbe publie square for taxes for
lSba- uo and bo.
City of Clarksville t. Nsblett ft Settle,
One town tot, situated on Franklin at
sold for taxes for 1861-'62-'65 and '86,
City of Ciarksvllle as I. N. Belote's heirs.
A lot fronting on First Cross st, adjoining
the lands of J. J. Hamlet on the north, by
the Railroad on the south and by First Cross
st on tbe east sold for taxes for 1881, '82
. City of Clarksville . Semoei Bolton'.
One lot fronting on Main St., In Poslnn's
addition to th city, now owned bv Wm.
Lyne' estate sold for taxes for 1861 '62, '65
and '66. - .
City of Clarksville . George Sucker.
On lot frontini on the nublie souara. ad
joining the property of 8. B. Seat on the
nortn, and j. ti. Mrrrlwether on the south
sold for Uses for 1886, ' .
' City of ClatksviH M. R. A. Fowlkee.
One lot fronting on Franklin stM bounded
on tha west by tb property of Vis L. C.
Bailey, ow tn Berth- by Make St. e fh
south by Franklin st. now' occopicd br H.
A. Fowlkes sold tor taxes for 1861, '82, '66
City of CTarktvITle et. W.S. Eliacklrfbid.
Ob lot hounded on the east by the land
of Q. A. Henry, on the west by D. 0. tan
don, o the north by en alley, orrth south
by Franklin st sold for taxes for 1861, '62,
'65 and '60.
City of Clarksville st. W. D. F. Rawrla.
One lot, bounded on the south by the B
K., on tbe west by Joseph Johnson, and on
the north by Msdison St. sold for taxes for
1881, Was and '66. . , .
Cfty of Clarksville et. Wm. Carney's lairs.
One lot frosting on Sprlnr st. end ad
joining (ft bud of Stowart audi Henry,
near tb lower Mad River bridge eold tor
taxes for 1881, '61, '65 and '68.
City of Clarksvill.es, Wm. Roger's sal. '
One lot, on Colon et., booaded oa the
east by tbe lands of Mrs. Mickel, oa 1h
north by Union st, on the west by Norfleet
st, aow owned by Wm. Roger's estate and
occupied by D. A. Campbell eold, for taxes
for 1861, '61, '6Sand'6.
City of Clarksville M. J. C. Herringion,
Guardian. On lot, situated on Spring st,
snd bounded on tbe west by Spring St., oa
tbe north by property of Mrs. J. Glena. on
the routh by Mr. J.Glenn, lot 30 la Robert's
sddltion sold tor taxes for 1H66. .
City of ClarktvUl m. Mr. K. J. Lemons.
On lot, oq Colleg and Sixth sts. bound
ed on tbs north by College st, on the east
by lots, o tbe south by an alley, oa the
vest by gixlb Cross tt. now occupied br
Mrs. Lemons sold for taxes for 1861, '62,
'64 and '66.
City of ClaiksvlU . Howell ft Johnson.
On lot, on Main t, bounded en tb east
by tbe property of sirs. Atkins, on tbe south
by Colon st, on tb wast by the Fox prop
ertysold for taxes for 1662. '65 and '66.
City of Clarksville et. J. K. Broaddus,
Guardian tor R. 8. Moor' bair, oe lut,
on the corner of Locust and 8eoud Grose
sts, bounded on Ihe south by tbe properly of
sirs. a.u. tiuutora.oo in weet by M. O.
Keesr, oa th north by Commerce st on the
east oy qaoood Urns et, aow accopied by
Mrs, R. 8. Moore sold for taxes for 1881,
ex, es ana e. .
City of Clarksville m. J. F. Cummins.
On lot en 8d Cross street, bounded on tbe
north by so alley, on the eaat by th Trinity
Church property, on th south (property not
anown tyiog on norm aid or franklin
street for taxes for 1869.
City of Clarksville rt. D. V. Woods.
On tot on Conunerc street bounded on
the south by Commerce street, east by C, H.
Roberts' property, en tbe west br A. Jack.
son snd by aa alley eold for taxes for 1861,
S3, '65, end '66.
City of Clarksville as. Mrs A. G. Munford.
One lot on 2d Cross street, bounded oa the
east by 2d Cross t treat, on tb south by Dog
Alley, and west by B. O. Keeate, oa tbe north
K. H. Moore bsi-wuld fur taxes for Us
years 1802, 1165, and 1866.
CUv of Clarksvill m. 00. Collins On
lot In Robert' sddition to tbs city, bounded
on tn west by Norfleet street sold for tax-
s for tb year 1666.
City of Clarksvill . Tho. Hothert
One tot on Madltoe street, bounded on tb
least by J
Elder, on tb sostb by M. 0. ft L.
Railroad, oq tb west by same, on th.e north
by Madison street, now occupied by Mrs.
sacssao acid air uses for tbe year I860. -City
of OiirksrHie at. B. K Paart's heir.
On lot on CotuBierc street boaaded o lb
north by Dr. L. D. Ring, on the west by 5th
Cross street on tbe eaat br I. P. Wtodsll.
now occupied by Wm. FsIJi sold for Uses
forth yeaf 1866.
Oily of Clarksvill m. Htnry a Shackelford
One lot on fraakll street, bounded na the
south by Franklin st, pa tb eaat by H. A
Uiraut on tb north bv Grant Allsv anld
foatasej for tbe years 1861, '42, '61 and '66.
T. Hill, Iberlff,
or Montgomery cooaiy,
M , JMt-i-r, M ia sssk asss 1 1.
"VVesitem ' Dranch,
SO. 14 VTKBT FOIBTI STJtKIT,
H. U. M J GILL, Gnmt Agimi.
As usual the Psrjsix is keeping pace with
tbe Improvements of the age. It gives
prompt snd faithful attention to business,
aad oners Policies to property holders at lair
Fire risks solicited sad Policies leraed by
u. -c. Pitman, awtm Atmi
aAVUIe, Juts 14, '7-4f. - t "
Rupture Can be Cured
TaU Is Ike MostltMcleiit, COBtOrlarf
fable, and Serore Trass la ase;
constriieted apen aa enttrel;
.- Kew Principle.
It is entirely different la principle tad ae
tion from eny other aow b sea, aad hat
vry desirable advantage, vies- .
1. It Is light, clese, and eesyt no pteev
sure on tbe back; with, ssollos) inward aad)
upward. .; . i .
3. It has no springs or pads; tbe buttonr
Is smooth aad durable, and will not absorb
perspiration; th pressure is eqaat e all
parts of tbe Hernial apcrtara, Wiltons taw
fringing on tbs Spermatic Cord, (a quality
possessed by no other Tress, as th freV
qoency et Vsrlcoeele in those Who have
worn tbe various kinds can testify,) thpst
the spertors, being relieved of pressure, it,
comes Brmly closed by adaestv ia&aan na
tion, thereby performing a cere. . .
' S. It adapts itself to eny pceltioat can be '
applied at any age; cannot be throws ant of
Klaee, nor eas tbe inteetiee be forotd sVea
y any strain or movement . . - . -4.
It Is not complicated, and cannot get
out of order.
5. It is tbe only Truss ia this country that
will perasaoeBtly eure th most obstiaats aa
well as recent cases ef Hernia.
Tbls Instrument is confidently recommen
ded to tbe publie, knowing tbat it is supe
rior to say now la use. It has beea tried by
sufficient numbers to prove Its superiority
over all others, boUt- for tbs comfort snd core
My best recommendations are from t
tienta wbo bav been raptured for ysars and
bav tried all tb best "Vprtof Trasses''
without obtaining relief, .aad bar beea
cured by my treatment t
as children who- err ruptured require
more than ordinary oare, every attention will
be paid tbera.
Ladies will be Waited oh at their homes.
Satisfaction warranted In avarv case, a
matter of bow long standing.
. As no two cases of Ilernia are alike, It Is
necessary to have a personal examination,
and an instrument made to snit tbs Secnllar-
jlies of each case. . . v . i . :
Ail eommuolcdtioas should be addrsessl
Dr. W. X. r. J05KB,
Manufacturer and General Agent, .
Orrica Cor. College and Vntoa sts no.
stairs, entrance on Unson 8t '
Bav Territorial Right ror sale, v -JWM
n, l67-3m. , . r
A G.DICK. JO. B. WILLIAMS,
DICK & WILLI AM Ot -
Wholesale aud Retail dealers la
GROCERIES, u ji.ii- .'. : :
Field ate OnrdOM mmMm,
FE ANKLIIf STEEETf
i Wg wonld mora rather pspva taaa aesesL
thai w will make it to the tttareMef all le !
give as a call, whra waatlaf aaythlng fa
our line. Therefor we only eaaoance that
we have begun business with tha deternrikv
atioa to make our . ,
Q ropery Sappllea,
Both In QCAKTrrr, QVALrTT aad '
Correspond' to tlie old reputation of Charts
villa, as the BEST and CflKAPEST GRO
CBRT MARKET this side of Kew Orleans,
la Ue articles of Fill OLD 1I(T0BB, ef
every description, we expect to challenge all
compmuiou. i o our iirocery stoca ws Dsvf
added a department of , -
Already we bave a large stock of iheee, aa1
keeping on tb Knokotit for all new PAT
TERNS and INVENTIONS, w expect to
make oar Agricultural Room am brace tbe
largest aad best sasortmmt la tbls market,
W bare Just received tbe egeeer of the
celebrated MoCORatlGK KEAPEBS, aad
bars received a large consignment of them.
Ia oonclastpa. we again east neraotiel ex
am loa t loo of our Stock and prices, as we
can on'y satisfy yea in that way of the troll)
of sl we eay.
DICK & WILLIAMS,
. Utuvb , mutt. v i ;,.t
W J. M CORMAC,
Wholesale ana Betall Oroter,
aso PSALBB IS
AU EIXDS OF C01IT1T TMKCIt
11 Tltlrrt Mtreet, ;
1L.OUI H VIUL,!:, HVr
Order for Goods 0' Manufactured ArUslta,
filled wilb promp)nea and at ih lowai
market price, (kjnslfrmentt of svery 4
soriptlon lairWiy ttoded to. " ', ' r ;
Jane ?1, 1667-lf ''
Ppeolal term Circuit Coart Moolgomery
county, Tennessee, lo be told SECOND
MONDAY IN AUGUST. '
Tbe Court deeming It necessary for tb '
dispatch of business that tber should be a
special Una of tb Circuit Opart, doth Sp
poiat a term commencing en th second
lluoday in August nest,(lil67) and all offl.
oris of the Court, all suitors, snd sll witness
es, snd others whom h may eonosra, are re.
quired to attend as at regular torn without
an further nolle. .
fly prdr ot tbs Court.
JNO. V. WILLIAMSON, ClkC.O.
Jon IB, 1667-flw,
V. A. FEFFEH, Isq
Is prepared with ell proper blank aud
fonts for anv buaioaa under tb Bankrupt
tumw. rwia wiaaiag so arsu thmiv
I of tbe law will find H to tbeit advantage 17
fcoaaall hum. Cbaraaa mi Huvxnati'a . - .
I July a, ?6T.t