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W. W. CATM,
JACKSON, BATUBDAT, AUG. 5, 1811.
f Iook oat for the X mark. It will
indloato that your subscription to
t'ao Whio and Tbibchk haa ex
pired; and it also meant that we
would be pleased to Lave tow renew
CaptjAafcat b BtMrtMS.
. The surviving member of the
glorious old fith Tennessee Infantry,
C. S. A., will hear with regret of
the death of this gallant and distin
guished young officer, which occur
red in the vicinity of Nashville, on
the 3rd inst. lie entered the ser
vice of the Confederacy when only
sixteen years of age, and participi
ted in a great many battles.
C"5 We regret oar time and space
forbid giving an account af the
Agricultural and Railroad meeting
at the plantation of 7. D. Theus, on
Thursday; will do so next week.
Tim 1 V 1 X l
a- u3 wi it mi vlj iu mj cr uu won u-
j u red by w ind and rain.
The Pulaski Citizen", gives the
names of twenty-one prisoner in
jail at that place. .
A young man at Clarksviile re
cently presented an onion, that meas
ured 12 J inches to his sweetheart.
A Mr. Campbell, of Columbia, has
two Hhoata which have hoofs like
Mr. John Baird, a prominent citi
zen of Columbia, died on Sunday
last, after a long Illness.
A man by the name of William
Fain was arrested last week in Tip
ton county for forgery.
, Wm. A. Moody, formerly of Tren
ton, died of apoplexy at his resi
dence at Brownsville, July 20th.
Mr. A. C. Stewart, son of Lt. Geu.
A. P. Stewart, was married at Win
Chester, Va., on the 19th ult., to
Miss Bettie Smith.
The Mnrfrr-e&boro Monitor says
the residence of Alanson Cannon,
near Smyrna, Rutherford county,
was destroyed by fire, July 21st.
Professor Phillips has resigned
his professorship In Monroe Univer
sity at Murfrecsbo.X), and accepted
r, call to be pastor of a Baptist
church at Shelby vile.
Pinewood Factory, in Hickman
county, belonging to S. L. Graham
& Son, and which was recently des
troyed by fire, is to be rebuilt lm
The Nashville Union says nearly
(he last vestige of the old City Hotel
building has disappeared. It was
ono of the old landmarks about
Col. J. J. Worsham, one of the pi
oncers of Memphis, and founder of
theWor8ham House, died at De
vall's Bluff, Arkansas, a few days
The cook kitchen and an adjoin
ing building on the premises of Jno,
Bowdcn, six miles South of Frank
lin, were burned last week. In one
of the buildings 122 bushels of wheat
The Pulaski Citizen says Mr,
John Judkins, of that vicinity, one
night last week shot and killed a ne
gro man, Jim Bonner, whom he
caught coming out of hia crib w'th
a bag of corn on his shoulder.
Jos. M. Wheeler, who lived near
Unionville, Bedford county, com'
ml t ted suicide by hanging in a thick
et near his dwelling last week,
while his family were gone to
church. He belonged to the North'
eru Methodist church.
The Williamson Journal says old'
fasiiioncd list lights are rapidly com
ing into vogue in old Williamson.
No pistolorics and knives are nsed
now. We like to hear such reports
In Williamson county, so says the
Journal, some of the farmers have
not reaped as much wheat as they
sowed last fall. Many persons only
realized two bushels Pb the acre,
. while the very best only got. from
seven to ten bushels. .
The Williamson Journal says the
colored folks in Franklin have been
carrying on a two days meeting Li
that place for two years, and says
that whether Gabriel blows his horn
soon or late, he will find them at the
same business when he sounds.
It. B. McGee, for many years a
prominent citizen of Trenton, Ten
nessee, having filled several offices
of high responsibility with honor,
was arrested at Memphis a few days
ago on a charge of passing coun
terfeit money. He was committed
Calvin Logslon, the muderer of
the Galr.way family, will be hang
on the 21st of August, It is thought
that he will be swung off in Nash
ville, in consequence of the insecu
rity of the jails in the counties iu
which he ha heretofore been incar-
Two negroes attempted to mur
der and rob apedler, in Haywood
county last week. They shot him
in the back of the head, but he suc
ceeded iu getting the gun a way from
hi in with a knife, but he defended
himself successfully. The negroes
are in jail at Brownsville.
A man by the name of John Onan,
was found dead iu Fat creek, In
Henry county, on .Sunday last, with
his feet and hauds tied and a forty
five pound stone fastened to his
neck. It is supposed that he was
The carshave stopped running on
the Albania and Chattanooga IUil
road, again. The train which left
Chattanooga on Monday moruiog
last was seized by the creditors of
me rvau at uscuiuuFB, uu un
derstood they will attempt to seize
the train which left Chattanooga
Monday evening, if it reaches that
Colonel Aber I, in charge of the
survey of the Cumberland, returned
here yesteyday from above, to meet
Mr. Maddox, the contractor for the
removal of obstructions in the river
bolow Nashville. He saya that the
surveying party are now at Wal
ton's Shoals, having surveyed forty
five miles of the river above that
point. Mr. Maddox has nearly all
bis boats ready for service, and will
shortly commence work. Banner.
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ASftckswta aa Tme Blver
Words of cheer reach us from
every portion of Henderson county,
and every doubt of the final success
of this great enterprise has been dis
sipated. The live men of old Hen
derson have taken the field, and the
whole county is thoroughly aroused
and agitated. It is the "golden op
portunity" for Lexington, and her
people are determined to seize it
with alacrity and zeal.
We do not hesitate to say that
Henderson county, penetrated thro'
her centre by a railroad, will be
fully entitled to rank as one of the
banner counties of the State. Who
will be so benighted, so attached to
the dogmas of old fogyism, as to
stand in the way of the car of pro
gress, as it sweeps on to its glorious
consummation? Who will be so
mercenary as to cry "tail tax!"
when it presents the only equitable
mode whereby the county, the
whole county, may be enriched.
Jack's Creek and Red Mound will
be benefited, not in the same ratio,
perhaps, but still helped, just like
Lexington and Mifflin. Did a rail
road to a county seat, the common
centre, ever injure the people of the
BrkB at mcllttney'a Blllla.
We had the pleasure of attending
a barbecue at McIIaney's Mills, on
Friday last, given in behalf or the
Jackson and Tennessee River Rail
road, in Henderson county. T.Ub
dinner was a most sumptuous and
elee-ant one. and the tables groaned
with all the luxuries of the season.
Col. McHaney was the very embodi
ment of hospitality, and his liberal
ity deserves the highest recognition.
A very large crowd was in attena
and the railroad fever was at
its highest point. Everybody said
tht Jackson . railroad must ana
hniiM hA built, and that the pro
posed tax would be voted with a
The neonle desired a speech, and
were addressed in an able and logi
cal manner by Maj. R. B. Hurt, of
this city, a gentleman of varied rail
road experience, and who knows ex
actly what he is talking about. We
regret that we cannot give a synop
sis of his remarks; suffice it to say
that evervbodv who beard him was
convinced, and went away deter
mined to labor and vote for tne tax.
We hope Mai. Hurt will continue in
the canvas?, for we are convinced
his array of facts and figures are ir
resistible. After Mai. Hart had
concluded his speech, our Mr. Rob
ert Gates was called out, and sa
somo 'remarks which were weii re
ceived by all present.
We feel enthused after attending
this banauct. satisfied that the Jack
son and Tennessee River Railroad is
a "fixed fact," and that all opposi
tion will be unavailing.
In another place in this issue
will be found an advertisement of
the University of Nashville, now
presided over by that distinguished
gentleman E. Kirby Smith, so well,
and favorably known to the South
ern people as the able commander of
the trans Mississippi department.
Persons having sons to educate
need not go beyond the limits of our
own State to find a College
ranking as first-class, and the long
list of students, some 40), who at
tended its exercises last session, fair
ly attests the favor with which this
homo institution is regarded.
C9L. HORACE RICK.
A correspondent from Lexington
recommends, in a communication
elsewhere published, the claims of
this worthy and talented gentleman
for Speaker. Col. Rice is justly re
garded as one of the rising young
men of Tennessee, and he is des
tined to leave his impress upon the
doings of the next Legislature.
Should he be chosen Speaker, the
public voice would exclaim "the
right man in the right place." That
West Tennessee is entitled to a rec
ognition of the claims of her favor
ite sons cannot be;denied, and we
hope to see the next Legislature
start out in that direction.
GRANT'S RE-MOM IJCAXIOJI.
The political outlook for 1872 is
not at all inauspicious, if prudence
reigns in the Democratic household.
Grant is sure to be renominated by
the Radicals for the Presidency, and
whilst ne has undisputed strength,
obduracy of will, and possession of
many of the winning cards, it is
possible to compass his defeat. The
Republican party has been a most
successful one, so far as its mere'par
ty triumphs are concerned, but we
believe the "star of its destiny has
set." Why should it loDgcr hold to
gether, and, indeed, can passion
alone cement in indissoluble bonds
the discordant elements that com
pose its rank and file? Slavery has
been abolished, secession has been
exploded, and the fruits of the war
have been gathered. Southern
chieftains have been exiled from the
councils of the nation, and still rest
under the baa of proscription. On
the line of prescriptive legislation
the North can no father go, and
must recede, or be justly stamped
with a lack of clemency toward a
Tl;e next cainpr.In must be fought
on live issues and net on tLo dead
issues settled by the war. Both par
ties will make an advance move
ment, we trust, aud discuss matters
of finance, taxation, internal im
provements, the currency, and
measures that will produce the great
est good to the greatest number of
A campaign so inaugurated must
result in the overthrow of Grant's
administration, and the re-establishment
of popular government. We
want the Democratic party to seize
the occasion, and to open the portals
of the citadel of Democracy to all
The Germauie element is dissatis
fied with Grant, and under such
men as Scours and Brown, of
Missouri, propose to break with him
at any moment, and if our leaders
act judiciously, we expect large ac
cessions from the liberal Republi
cans. In no other way can Grant be
defeated, and his defeat is of such
high necessity that the "end seems
almost to justify the means."
Let us harmonize on some great
name, cast out of our ranks the mal
contents and liialignauts of the hour,
and a triumphant victory awaits u-,.
O" The attention of our readers,
and particularly those who have
children or wards to educate, is
called to the advertisement of "The
Presbyterian High School" for
young ladies, which commences its
first term in this city on the Sd Mon
day in September next, under the
immediate charge of Rev. Dr. J. E.
Bright, an educator of signal ability
and long experience in his profes
sion. We bespeak for the eminent Pres
ident, a liberal share of patronage
Tom our friends.
WAXTEU TO KNOW.
Esq. J. R. Vann is anxious to
learn the whereabouts of the fol
lowing negroes, all but ouc of whom
recently left his place, after break
ing into his house and taking sun
dry articles. The following are the
names: Bill Thomas, Geo. Wash
ington Blocker, Pete, a weak mind
ed boy, and three women, Ktezic,
aud her three daughters, Lucy, Bet
ty and E'la.
JOur Mr. Don Cameron is tem
porarily absent in Middle Tennes
see. His health has been somewhat
impaired by his untiring energy iu
the discharge of his duties. We
hope to welcome him back in re
newed and restored health.
A Kew Departure.
Hon. John P. Biehn, of Brown
county, who was one of the Repub
lican electors at large for Ohio in
the last Presidential canvass, openly
announces his adhesion to the Dem
ocratic party hereafter. Mr. Biehn
is a prominent lawyer, a German by
birth, and a man of great influence
in his part of the State. Exchange.
We spent several weeks this sum
mer in two of the largest Northern
cities, and from intercourse with
promineut men, and a careful read
ing of the papers we were satisfied
that the German element which has
for ten years acted with the Radical
party, were opposed to Grant's ad
miuistration, and the revolutionary
policy of the party in power.
Schurz and other prominent German
leaders, and' nearly the entire Ger
man press, are disgusted with the
political corruption and centraliza
tion tendencies of the Radical party.
From -bitter experieuce in the old
world they are the better prepared
to appreciate the baleful "upas tree"
of despotism, and hence their con
servatism and their gravitation from
the Radical party. The "departure"
of the distinguished German above
mentioned shows the direction of
German sentiment. The loss of the
German vote will be a serious calam
ity to the Radical party, and it is in
the power of the Democrats, by
wise action, to secure their valuable
co-operation. As an evidence of
the drift of German sentiment, we
give below an extract from one of
the leading German papers of St.
The Westliche Post announces
that if the Republican party fails to
nominate candidates to its liking, it
shall take the liberty of opposing
mem. oc. Miouts liepuoucan.
If the Democratic party would
succeed and live, it must take ad
vantage of the dissensions in the
ranks of the enemy. We have every
advantage, and nothing but folly or
madness ou our part can prevent a
victory in '72. Why cannot our peo
ple exercise, in this perilous hour, a
little common sense, aud look facts
square in the face?
C"Our Railroad friends, at
Brownsville, fail to respond to the
resolution passed, unanimously, at
the Railroad meeting in this city on
Saturday the 22nd of July. It will
be remeuibcred that the resolution
provided that there shall be no dis
crimination in freights or passage
on tho proposed road from Jackson
to Denmark and thence to Browns
ville, or Memphis. It will also be
remembered that Denmark was
largely and ably represented in that
meeting. Now if Brownsville will
not accept this equitable provision
in the procurement of a charter
what will Mrs. Grundy say? If
Brownsville ignores this just provi
sion, all we have-to say to our Den
mark friends is, .lookout, "there's
Rlemphls, Jaekua and Knoxville
The Somerville Falcon of Satur-
urday last closes an able article in
behalf of the Memphis and Jackson
Railroad, with the following elo
quent and sensible appeal to tho cit
izens of Somerville:
"The Jackson and Memphis rad
will be built, and it only remains
with us to say whether we will join
in the work and reap some of the
myriad benefits to be derivod there
from, or sit down quietly and see
our town left out in tho cold.
We live in a stirring age. Men
run now-a-days and never walk, and
unless we wish to be lost in the dim
distance we must be up and doing.
Let us then do our whole duty, and
success and prosperity will be our
reward. Do otherwise, and pro-
gerty in tho corporate limits of
abylcn would be as valuable as in
Somerville. On Saturday next a
meeting will be held in tho Court
House in this place to take this pro
posed railroad project into consider
ation and orgauize and start the
work properly. LctaU our citizens
attend, as every mite in this matter
is a great .help. Your presence, if
nothing more, will do good, and
with the good work fairly under
headway, our prospects will at once
begin to brighten."
Bestir yourselves men of Fayette,
Jackson will do her part. The
Jackson and Tennessee River Road,
a link iu the same great chain, is be
ing pushed on by live and enterpris
ing men, and we propose at the some
time to meet Memphis and Somer
ville on the Uatchie.
Is it True.
The Brownsville States says with
a very iunocent air
The wealthiest portions of two ad
joining counties are seeking an out-
lot. ftllil ft lllftrlrol In ri l-i. u-rtfil
they are souking in good faith rall-
roaa connection with tho outer
world, from which, they arc cut oil.
They have applied in vain for the
assistance of their respective coun
ties, ana Having railed signally aud
repeatedly, naturally have looked to
us for that railroad communication.
Their trade will be of great and last
ing benfit to. our city, and will be
permanently fixed here, when con
nected by Lands of iron with our
Madison is one of the counties
here alluded to. Where ha any por
tion of Madisou county asked for
assistance, aud been refused? If
any portion of this county prefers
other connections than Jackson,
they have a perfect right to look
out, and go wherever their interests
or fancy may lead them; but let the
matter be fairly and truthfully
Baaicaliani ana Boarbaniaui.
We see that the Republican party
generally condemn, iu unmeasured
terms, the "New Departure," as it
is called. They ridicule and taunt
the" Democracy for their abandon
ment of principle, and are evidently
attempting to drive the Democratic
party back into tho old ruts. Why
is this? Simply because they know
that if the Democracy pursue the
same tactics in '72 as iu '68, Radical
ism will again triumph. Who then
are the allies of Radicalism? The
Bourbons, who are doing their ut
most to accomplish the 6aiue end.
Let the people consider these facts
calmly, aud they win not long hesi
tate to decide who are the worst en
emies of the South, the Radicals
who attack us boldly, or tho Bour-
bous, who in the uniform of Democ
racy, play tho part of spies in the
TUEKE (IOW1 j
The Memphis Appeal, that monu
ment of principle, that oracle of
"great and immutable truths;" that
sublime martyr who for months has
taught the world to .believe that it
would die at the stake rather than
abandon the "eternal principles of
democracy;" that stern old Roman
that for months and months has
stood towering in the political sea,
like the "Bock of Agjs" beating
back the winds and waves of "new
departures," proclaiming- in a voice
that rose above the thunders of the
storm, "it is better to suffer defeat
for ten years to come, than to accept
any "new departure" from the old
land marks and traditions of the
democratic party." The venerable,
reliable old Appeal in a late issue,
"Among all true and roliable Dem
ocrats it is no less a point of honor
to abide the decrees of their own
highest tribunals than it is the
bounden dutv of aU citizens to bow
to the judgment of the courts.
There could be no Democratic or
ganization at all if every one who
could not have his own way, should
leave his party in hhrlr dudgeon
whenever thwarted in his prefer
ences as to men, or desires as to pol
icy. When a citizen consents to act
with a political association, he does
it upon the understanding that his
views in regard to men aud expedi
ency are to be controlled and over
ruled by the regularly expressed
voice of the party. He who refuses
to be governed by his political asso
ciation in preferences of this sort is,
in common parlance, "impractica
ble, and belongs to that class of men
who. with ereat pretensions to con
sistency, ar.d very high order of
prim, blue-stocking propriety, are
as useless to the political world as
testy old maidens are in the domes
tic world. We can never pursue a
course that will produce a split, ex
foliation and secession in our ranks,
because, forsooth, we cannot carry
our party matters precisely as we
might prefer. With these views it
is almost unnecessary for us to say
what we have often sold, that we
will support the Democratic nomi
nees for the Presidency and Vice
Presidency on a trood platform, a
bad platform or no platform at all."
There now, the stern old warrior
has "abandoned the faith." Yes if
the party so desire, it will give up
the "eternal and . immutable princi
ples" of its party. Alas for the
Bourbons; the Appeal proclaims the
"new departure" only a matter of
"policy or expediency It says it
will not leave tho pai.y because
"thwarted in its preferences as to
men or desires as to policg;" charges
all with being "impracticable," who
fall out with the party on questions
of "expediency," and promises to
support the Democratic nominee in
'72 on any platform.
Hence all this furor gotten up by
the Appeal and its satelitcs is not on
questions of principle,! but policy.
Thus the Appeal a-hnils in effect,
that its fierce war on the "new de
parture" is alltogether inspired by
motives of .expediency. It means
this or nothing. Tito admission
wiU serve to open tho eyes of its
few followers, to tho true merit of
its pretensions, as the stern and un
compromising defender of "eternal
and immutable principles." The
Bourbon journals have imposed on
the people long enough, by prating
about principle, and we are glad to
see them exposing aud admitting
their own stupidity, or richness.
The truth is they have done all the
harm they could do; they have sup
plied the radical party with cam
paign material sufficient for 1872;
they have flooded the Sooth with
appeals to passion aad prejudice;
they have turned tho tide of good
feeling, setting in at the North back
into the old channels of bitterness,
and now satisfied that there remains
but little more mischief for them to
accomplish, they havj commenced
preparing to fail into line with the
new movement. Many people in
nocently thought thht there was
something in the everlasting Bour
bonic cry of principle,"bit now that
the Appeal, the head and front of
Bourbonism in Tennessee, has con
fessedthat the troublo is allj as to
policy, and that it will support the
"now departure" if adopted in '72,
we hope the senseless twaddle
about Jefferson, and the "eternal
and immutable principles of the
Democratic party" will cease, and
common sense permitted to hold
sway for a season. The great con
servative aud democratic elements
of the country will frame a platform
and nominate candidates to win iu
'72, aud let all who do si re riddance
of Radical despotism, prepare to
fall into line.
We want unity among ourselves,
and would have had it but for the
reckless and criminal course of the
Bourbons. But as the Appeal has
come down off of its stihs about
principle, and admittod that there is
nothing but a iitue lauiuy umer
ence as to the best policy to be pur
sued, wo hope for the benilicent
reign of common senhe, for'a season
Gcd'I, ITIcCol( and tle Itaw De
The Bourbon papers have persist
cntly claimed that Gen. McCook, the
democratic candidate for Governor
of Ohio, was opposed to the Vallan-
digham platform. In a recent speech
Gen. McCook is reported as follows.
In answer to the questions:
Do the Democracy of Ohio, b
the so-called New Departure Dlani
in their platform, desire it to be un
derstood that they accept the last
three ammendmcnts to the Consti
tution of the United States in the
same sense and" to tho' same' extent
that they do all other provisions -of
that instrument, as portions of the
supreme law of the land, not now
and never hereafter to bo made pol
i . "i
Ho frankly replied:
1. I am asked as to tho Thirteenth.
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend
ments: "Do you regard them as in
the same souse and to the same ex
tent parts of tho Constitution as
I answer: Yes cert4iinly. Cannot
men see the difference between the
loyalty of opposing tio adoption of
a measure aim yicmuig wnen lt nas
been adopted, and opposition has
1. I am asked: "Are these amend
ments never again to become politi
1 have no authority or power to
answer such a question, llow can
I answer as to all the future? How
can I tell what the Democracy of
New York, or any other State, may
dor lsut now can tney become po
litical questions, now that they are
acquiesced in by almost the entire
people of the country? The ques
tion of slavery is deep buried out
of sight forever. If he means to
ask whether they are more sacred
than other portions of the instru
ment, I answer that they are not.
We commend the patriotism and
sound common sense of this solu
tion of the "new departure," to all
who sincerely desire the success of
Democracy iu '72, Without an ex
ception, every leading democratic
paper aud statcnian in the North,
stand with Gen. McCook on the
Ohio platform. The principles and
policy of that platform will be the
principles and policy of the
democracy in 72. The Bourbons
knowing this fact as they must, in
what light should their efforts to
produce dissensions, and to decieve
the people be regarded? Are they
not euemie3 in disguise?
Bemember Millen'a Benefit,
At Tomlin'a Hall on the evening of
THE Him.!!" B1BBECCE.
A Craa S access.
The great railroad barbecue at
Mifilin on Thursday was one of the
finest entertainments that ever came
off in West Tenntrssee. A large
crowd from other towns waa in at
tendance, and the country for miles
around turned out en masse. The
dinner was bountiful and splendidly
cooked, and the management the
best we ever saw. Great enthusi
asm prevailed on the railroad sub
ject, and the speakers of the occa
sion were listened to with the pro
foundest attention. We wLl give a
more extended account of the grand
occasion next week. The Mifflin
section will vote almost unanimous
for the railroad.
A JAm Welt Stack f Ac.
There are certain papers in Ten
nessee which persist in reiterating
that the Whig asd Tribune has
been figuring for a third party.
The record does not sustain the as
sertion! wiU they stick to the lie, or
have the manliness to tell the truth!
3"The Brownsville States ultra
Bourbonislie in its politics has at
last found an "accomplished fact"
which it says it can .accept: Here
The Narrow Guage Road from
Denmark to Durhamville is an ac
complished fact, which we wiU ac
cept. neetlar! Capitalists at KaaxTllla
neaipala, Jaeksaa aaa Kaaxvllle
Let every friend of this great road
read the following from the Nash
"The representatives of an associ
ation of capitalists, enirazea in tne
business of narrow-irauge railroad
constuction. are now in Knoxville
arranging for the construction of the
Memphis. Jackson and Knoxville
Every friend of this great enter-
prise should pull off his coat, roll up
his sieves and go to work. The road
will bebuilt and it behooves all inter
ested to see to it, that they are pre
pared to contribute their mite.
Memphis and Jackson have maug-
rated the movement. Memphis by
reaching this way, and Jackson by
reaching both East and West. These
movements by Jackson and Mem
phis are but the beginihg of the end
The speedy realization of the schemi
depends-on the action of Denmark
Somerville and Macon. Let thesi
vitally interested points wake u
and go to work untrameled by im
piacticable issues. We must worl
' "tall A Keats.
We arc not disposed to Had faul
with mail agents, if we can possiblj
avoid it, but at times we are forccc
to do so in justice to ourselves an
our readers. Our Pinson friends
twelve miles South of tha city, o
the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, witl,
no intervening station between this
place and that, have not received
their paperson Saturday but once in
five weeks, and yet the paper, to our
certain knowledge, is mailed regu
larly every Friday evening, and de
livered to the mail agents of the Mo
bile and Ohio Railroad on every
Saturday morning. Our paper, for
causes utterly Inexcusable, is nearly
every time taken past Pinson, and
returnee in one or two days. The
country reader wants his paper on
Saturday, and if he don't get it then
he seldom finds time to read it.
Mail agents are public servants, and
all the public require of them is to
faithfully discharge their duty.
There is plenty of time between this
and Pinson, for the mail agent to
distribute his mail, and our paper
being in a sack to itself is especially
easy to handle. Why is it then that
our paper is not promptly delivered
at Pinson? It is the only point on
either road neglected, aud the
gents of the Mobilo road owe it to
themselves, as well as the public, to
bo more prompt.
Wccalied attention to this matter
once before, and an agent of the Mo
bile road wrote to us for specific
charges. With a riew of doing
wrong to none, we have watched
the matter closely since, and now
reply to that agent by stating the
well attested fact, that onr paper
has not reached Pinson but once in
Jive weeks, on tho day it was due,
although regularly turned over to
the Mobile agents every Saturday at
12 o'clock. All that is required ot
mail agents by the public, is the dis
charge of their duty, and all we ask
is justice. This much we, and the
public, will have, even if to obtain
it, we are forced to an appeal to
Let every friend of Jack sou and
Madison county; all who desire to
aid in developing the wonderful re-
sourses of both; all who desire to
see Madison the most prosperous, as
she is to-day one of the finest and
most attractive counties in the
State; all who would see Jackson
what she ought to be, the gem of
West Tennessee cities, turn out on
to-day, to the basket dinner in the
beautiful grove of Robert Brown
Col. Killebrew, one of the ablest
speakers in the State, will address
the peopled the interest of our
Agricultural and Mechanical Asso
ciation. The SUver Cornet Band
will discourse music Come one,
come all, and be sure to bring a bas
P. S. Hon. Emerson Etheridge
and Maj. Sykes are also expected.
The latter gentleman is sure to be
here on Monday cext.
From the Courier Journal.
Explaslaa at Ike BaUer af a New
1'ark Ferry baa t.
rift? KHle aa oaa Haaarca
aaa Tweaty Weaaaea.
New Yokk, July SO. The Staten
Island ferryboat Westfield. while in
the slip at Whitehall, and crowded
with passengers, exploded her boil
ers at 1 :20 p. m. The concussion
was terrific, shattering the forward
part of the boat and killing and
scalding a great number of people.
The hurricane-deck was carried
overboard, and fell over a l&rsre
number of persons in the water, who
A 8CESE Or AXGUISH.
The scene was beyond description.
Men were struck dumb with their
loss of wives and and little ones, and
women were distracted at havinir
lost their husbands and children,
while the little children are crying
for their parents who are lost.
The front end of the boiler was
suddenly blown out, iouging on the
bow. thirty feet distant. The for
ward part of the boat upper cabin and
all. was instantly shivered and split
into a thousand pieces.
The happiness of the human race
in this world does not consist of our
being; devoid of passions, but in onr
learning to command them.
Rome. August 1. There Is great
excitement over the vote of the
French Assembly on the position of
the Pope. Tha j ou mills regard war
with France as probable and accuse
the ministry of betraying the coun
try. 1 he uazette says the govern
ment should not have gone to Rome,
but having gone musttay, though
dark clouds envelope the political
The ex-Emperor o! the Freach en-
inres his exile with fortitude. He
is in better health than when he pre
sided over the destinies of a great na
tion, "Mrs.' Theodore Tilton is out in
a letter defending the character of
Mrs. Victoria C. WoodhulL When
women voluntarily assure the
breeches, they must bear the penal
Senator Morton of Indiana deliv
ered a speech in .Louisville on the
28th. His battle cry as usual was Kb-
Klux, Rebel and Copperhead.
Gen. J. T. Boyle, one of the most
distinguished citizens of Ky., died in
Louisville on the 28th.
That incubus upon the , military
system of England, the purchase of
commissions in the army has been
The insurrection against the
French government in Algeria has
The North Carolina, Southern
Home, complains of immense crowds
of idle negroes infesting that State.
IftheywiU work send them out
'The Lowry gang, a bandof des
peradoes, composed of negroes aud
whites, are still burning, killing and
robbing in western N. C
St. Louis will doubtless be the
city selected for the holding of the
next National Democratic conven
The peach was originally a poison
ed almond. Its fleshy parts were
used to poison arrows, and the
fruit was for this purpose intro
duced into Persia. The transplan
tation, however, not only removed
its poisonous qualities, but pro
duced the delicious fruit we now
A correspondent from Tippah
railroad in operation, and will be ex
tending them at the rate of over five
thousand miles per year, which will
exceed the annual construction of
railroads in all ihe rest of the
Ex-President Andrew Johnson is
going to Europe, and the Parisians
are making ample preparations to
meet so distinguished a guest. Mr.
Johnson's character is highly es
teemed in the old world, and the
leading men consider him one of the
most remarkable men this country
Riot in South Carolina. A
bloody riot occured at Golbsboro
to-day. About 5,000 negroes arriv
ed there from Newborn and the low
er counties on an excursion train,
chartered by the Republican Execu
tive State Committee, to attend a
mass meeting et which Congress
man Thomas, ex-Senator Abbott,
Macus Erwin and R. C. Badger
were to be the speakers.
About thirty or more shots were
fired. Three or more whites were
hurt. One negro was killed, aud
one colored policemen killed, and
two were wounded. .
Speaker aC tke Senate.
July 31, 1871.
As the time for the assembling of
the ensuing General Assembly of
the btate ot lennessce is rapidly ap
proaching, we should look over the
list of members and begin to sug
gest and select suitable persons and
candidates for presiding officers of
the respective bodies, we all nave
our favorites, and frequently par
tiality blinds us, ana we overlook
the claims and qualifications of oth
er persons and sections, while en
listed in the interest of our friend.
Divisions of the State, districts and
sometimes counties, presume and do
contend that they have peculiar
claims that should be recognized in
the organization of the House of
ItepresentatiTes, ana very orten
weapons of this character are
brought to bear, and used so effi
ciently that success is the result of
True. sirs, that West Tennesse has
never had the presiding officers of
either house, in the memory or your
correspondent. True, she is not and
has not been represented in the U. S.
Senate for a long while, and never
but once, ana has never been honored
with but one Governor, yet, sirs, we
ignore all this, and disclaim present
ing it as an argument in lavororany
one and only insist that merit, abili
ty, ana the necessary qualifications
should be taken into consideration,
and the Speakers elected solely upon
We have, Messrs. Editors, looked
over the list of distinguished and
honorable Senators who have been
elected, and without any disparage
ment to others, we can see no one
who is better fitted in every way
for the position of Speaker of the
Senate than our friend and fellow
townsman, Col. Horace Rice, of Lex
ington. Col. Rice is a native of
East Tennessee, emigrated from
there to Linden in Middle Tennes
see, shortly after the war, and was
living at the latter place when elect
ed Senator. He has resided at this
place about six months. In him yon
recognize and find the thorough gen
tleman, a finished scholar, a man of
culture, affable and dignified. .
Being a man of fine personal ap-
rearance, with experience and
nowledge of parliamentary usages,
he would, indeed, sirs, make an ad
mirable bpeaker, carrying to the
Chair ability, dignity, firmness, de
cision and abundant competency,
coupled with all necessary requi
sites to discharge its various duties.
Col. ice is a man of indomitable
energy, good discrimination, quick
perception ana an able lawyer, and
we feel satisfied that in the event of
his elevation to the Speakership, all
Teunesseeans upon a visit to Nash
ville and the Senate, would recog
nize in this gallant, genial, clever
gentleman the right man in the
We earnestly desire aud sincerely
wish that he may be our next Speak
ei of the Senate.
Rest in God. "A good woman."
Spurgeon Bars, "illustrated the rest
of the soul in God, in a time of fear
ful earthquake, by saying to her af
frighted friends, How glad I am that
God can shake the toorUll I always
believed He could and now I see Him
Jacksos, August 2, 1871.
Board met: all the members pres
A communication from T. II Baker
was read relative to printing the pro
ceedings of the Board but no action
Accounts for working on streets,
amounting to $373 61 were read and
a ne xtecoraer maae the follow mg
Received from Larkin &
Branner, wagon license $ 5 00
J. M. Weatherly (tipUng) 83 80
J. P. Brown, 10 00
It. Atwater, wagon, 5 oo
J. Frank, peddler, 5 00
Ualvin 1 erson, 7 oo
Bonds paid in, 104 81
Recor rB Court. 66 00
I have paid
F. Spah, services for May,
G. McCabe, '
F. Spah, services for June,
Ganter & Krath,
$ 1 00
Police reported $66 collected in
Commitee, reported that he had set
tled with B. R. Person, tax collector
fnw ird anil 1AQ anil had handed
over to Recorder May $104 18, taid
him by Person as balance due from
Aid. Stephens read the following
R. W. May to corporation of Jack
Semi-annual statement to July 1, 71.
Tn Ttstsnnn on statement to
January 10th, $1413 29
Amount Tax Book, 1870 2484 60
Amount warrants issued . 3305 34
Am mint, from Recorder's
Court. 415 00
A mount from B. R. Person.
tsr collector. 144 39
Privileges, etc.. 1085 85
By sundry accounts paid as
Amount paid police balance
do do do do do 1871
Bonds taken up,
Commission, 2 per cent, on
do do do $4922 1871
Commission on taxes col
lected. $5702 00
D n p. from Recorder
Statement of financial condition,
.Inly 1. 1871:
Outstanding bonds $2641 63
Account unpaid 1209 97
By balance of taxes 1868
and 1869 $1784 99
Taxes for 1872 not yet collected
D. M. Stephens,
Chm'n Finance Com.
Calr.boose question laid over till
An ordinaace was passed granting
the privilege of the right of way to
the Citizens' Gas Light Company,
for 30 years, to lay their pipes, gas
fixtures, etc. The Mayor was in
structed to have certain pavements
within the fire limits repaired.
Aid. Sneed presented an ordinance
which was passed, that the Mayor
and Recorder's Court shall be held
regularly every day except Sunday,
commencing at 9 o'clock and con
tinue until each day's business is
It provides that all persons arrest
ed wnen the Court is not in session
should give bond and security for
his appearance, or put up a forfeit
of double the supposed amount of
fine and cost or be imprisoned until
the next sitting of the Court.
Aid. Whyte moved that the Re
corder publish the names of all per
sons fined in his Court and for what
On motion $10 per month addi
tional pay was allowed Mr. Spah
for lighting lamps, there being 12
additional lamps. A tie vote.
Mayor decided for the motion.
Ordered that four cisterns be con
structed in the fire limits of the city.
Moved by Ald.JBcverage that the
members of the fire company be ex
empt from pole tax. Carried.
lt was ordered that all dead car
casses be sufficiently burried or haul
ed one-forth mile from the corpora
tion and not left within one-forth
mile of any residence.
Mr. McCorry by permission pre
sented an ordinance that an election
be held on 9th Sept., for the purpose
of ascertaining whether the citizens
of the city are willing to take
sixty thousand dollars Stock in the
Jackson and Tennessee R. R. It not
being passed by a unaalmous vote
will have to pass anotner reaoing.
A communication from Brazelton
& Howard relative to refunding
money for whisky tax, was read and
rjlerred to city Attorney.
From the N;vr Orleans Picayune, July 10)
Tka Great Vcadean tieaeral Me
Die la New Orleaas Pesseesea
af tka Saarkaa Uiaaea.
Few of the residents in the lower
part of the city, of late years, but
are lamuiar wun some oi tne inci
dents we are now relating. They
have often seen in the twilight of
summer evenings a singular appari
tion, buddenly, on the banquette
of Music street, has appeared an old
man, long gray hair, and clad in the
costume of half a century ago. The
garments were faded and worn, but
revealed a richness which in the ear
lier days was more fittedor.a'court
than an American metropolis, lie
was a very tall man, although a
hunt hback, and but for the deformi
ty would have .been or gigantic pro
portions, in the breadth of shoulders
the deep powerful chest, and long
nervous arms, resided marvelous
strength, while the lower limbs,
fashioned in magnificent strength
and beauty, arrested attention and
commanded admiration wherever
he appeared. He spoke to no one,
looked at no one, but in silent ab
straction pursued his lonely walk
far into the night. Years went by,
and night after night little children
paused in their play to watch the
receding figure of the lonely man.
It must have been forty years a
go that he first came among us. He
looked middle aged then; bat as the
years flew by the . sturdy frame re
mained flexible and active, but the
hair grew gray and hia face was
seamed with wrinkles.
He lived in a little brick building
that set back from the street. Wild
vines crept over the crumbling piles
and wreathed fantastic shapes on
the chimney tops. In the yard
beautiful flowers bloomed all the
year round, and their rich perfume
made the air, sensuous and sweet.
At a window shaded by a trellis
work, hid in the bloom of rosea, the
old man sat of afternoon and watch
ed the sun's decline. No one else
was ever seen in the house no one
ever crossed the threshold; and so be
lived, a smileless, aad old man, in a
But one day, not a great while
since, the neighbors saw that the
blinds in the house were closed..
The old man had not appeared on the
street for weeks, and the grass had
begun to grow from the chinks of
the marble slabs at his door, and it
began to be whispered about ; that
the old man was dead.
At last, one day, the neighbors
went in (they were poor people, but
kindly and true). Sure enough he
was dead. He lay pallid and stark
ou a pallet of straw. There were a
few scattered chairs around the
room and a plain table. One object
only arrested the eye: Near the body
was a rich casket, set in mother of
pearl and gold. Jewels flashed from
the costly lid, and wreathed in the
dust of diamonds were engraved
the "Lilies of France" in a coronet
of gold. They opened the box and
there flashed on their eyes the Bour
bon diadem. It was stolen the niirht
of the 16th of August, 1830, when
Charles the xentn abdicated the
throne of Franee in favor of the
Duke of Bordeaux. Underneath it 1
was a manuscript, written in
French. It contained only these
AMI f . Af tAVAV was tn hlTA
a.. mt i v. u.iwj "
been my wile- She was Uken from
me and givea to tne Uomte a Ariois.
1 aAnl.l Kava -kvrr- van triia Vlll 1
deserted me when most I needed his
Help ana assistance, x avengea my-
a.tf .nil nMunM Via ATAfthrnV.
and am happy since he died in ex
This was all. Over his life silec ce
now draws a veil. His wayward
passions, ms inwaru conuicw, uuuc
can estimate. Lonely and aad he
perished in exile; none could appre-
? , t : .J AA
uaie ma injure; ict nunc juug w
harshly of his lite.
A Great County
On the 18th of Aug.
Distinguished Speakers from
Memphis, Jackson, Lexington, and
other points, will address the peo
ple. Among others, we advertise
Judge Milton Brown, Dr. Alexan
der Jackson, Gen. A. W. Campbell,
Judge T. C. Muse, Maj. R. B. Hurt,
Capt. J. G.Mann, and othtrafrom
Jackson. Maj. Sykes and CoL Trez
evant, from Memphis. Col. A. IL
Rhodes, Maj. John M. Taylor, Mil
ton Edwards, Judge Foote, and oth
ers, of Lexington.
Gen. W. C. Whitthorue and Maj.
Falconettof Columbia, and Co.'. Vf.
D.Pickett, of Brownsville, havo al
so been invited to address the meet
ing. Ample preparations will be made
to entertain a large crowd.
Everybody, the ladies especially,
The Jackson Silver Cornet Band
will furnish music on the occasion.
BaJlraaa Saaaklag- la Heaacrsaa
Judge Milton Brown, Judgo T. C.
Muse, Gen. A. W. Campbell, Maj.
R. B. Hurt, lion. Micajah Rullock,
Capt. John G. Maan, of Jackson;
Maj. TV. J. Sykes and Col. Tr rc
vant, of Memphis; Geu. "NT. C.Whii-
lumbia; Col. W. D. Pickett, of
Brownsville; Col. Horace luce, M.
S. Edwards, A. II. Rhodes, Judge
G. K. Foote; Gen. J. W. G. Jonas,
I. S. Woods, Rev. James McCraw,
E. J. Timberlake and Maj. John M.
Tavlor. of Lexington, all or some of
them will address the people of
Henderson on the subject of the
Jackson aud Tennessee River Rail
road at the following time and
Mifflin, Augjst S, 1871
Jack's Creek, " 10, 171
Centre Foint, " 11, is1
Scott's Hill, " 12, 1871
Esq. John B. Doris' " 14, 1871
WUdersviUe, " 15, 1871
Sharon, 16, 1871
Lexington, " 18, 1871
Shady Hill, " 19, 1871
Lone Elm, " 21, 1871
Poenix's Springs, " , 1871
Juno, " 23, 1871
Crucifer, " 24, 1871
Stegall's Store, " 25, 1871
Decatur County Ablaze.
Grand R. R. Barbecue,
On the lGth of August.
Judge Brown, Hon. Micfjali Bul
lock, Gen. A.W. Campbell, Major
Robt-B. Hurt, Maj. Sykes, Judge
T.C. Muse, Col. Rhodes, Maj. Tay
lor, Milton Edwarus, Judge Foote,
Col. Rice, Hon. G.W. Walters, A.A.
Stegall, J. M. Poterficld, and others,
will address the people.
The Jackson Silver Cornet Band
will furnish Music
Everybody, the ladies especially,
are invited to attend.
Dealk af Haa. Jaka Slieell.
The telegraph this morning tells
of the death of the lion. John bU
dsll. The announcement in too
brief, indeed is noticeably meagre.
when we recall the career of the de
ceased, who for many years filled
the eves of the people of the United
States, and shared largely in the con
fidence of the democratic party.
We are told that he died yesterday,
where, how or of what disease we
are not informed. He has gone,
and soon after his comrade (Mason)
of the Trent, who was more fortu
nate, in that he died in his native
land, surrcuudet by ills inencw ana
relatives. Mr Slidcil's career was in
a remarkable degree a successful
one. At the bar, iu the senate, and
in the diplomat field ho was alike
noted for industry and perservance.
For the latter field, though never
successful, he had peculiar gifts, by
which, under as favoring circum
stances as usually attend our Minis
ters abroard, he;wouia (have inaue
high character as a diplomat. Mem
BepmeaUliea aatl Nfr Sat
It's an ill wind, according to the
old saw, that blows nobody any
good. The tornado of sectional
strife that swept away our liberties,
our wealth ana the flower of our
manhood, left negro suffrage in its
track. Whatever we thought ol
this new political element three or
four years ago, .the ballot iu the
hands of the colored voter is now
by no means regarded aa the great
est evil that could have befallen the
South. We believe with the Mobile
Register that our section gains in
political weight thereby, and that
some of those days the Radicals will
wish they had let Sambo alone.
Under the constitution as it was
before slavery was abolished, three
fifths of the negroes in the slave
States were reckoned in the basis of
representation. Now all of them
are counted in. "There are 'about
4,200,000 blacks in the old slave
States, and, of course, two-fifths of
these, or 1,680,000, must be taken aa
the clear gain of the South in the
number of iU Congressional basis.
If the House of Representatives
consists of 280 members, the ration
of population would be 136,000, and
at this rate the 'South would gaiu
twelve members. The result of this
will be that whereas, by the census
and apportionment of 1860 the South
had then more than onethird of the
whole number of Representatives,
she will now have ten and perhaps
tweleve more than a third. This is
amportant gain, particularly as it is
in many of the reconstructed States
likey to ensure to the benefit of the
Democratic party. Banner.
Duva Iaaaea aaa New Departure.
Under this caption, that sensible
and manly paper, the Athens Pott
has the following which is as true
as the common run of preaching:
A month or so ago the prospect
for ousting the radicals from power
in 72 looked bright and cheering. But
it is not impossible now that the im
beciles who are belaboring the pub
lic ear with "dead issues," and
"new departures" will endanger, if
they do not spoil, the programme.
There is no fool more perverse
than your mousing abstractionist,
clinsnng to tbe exploded pastjgnor-
ing the actual present, and dream
ing of impossibilities in the future.
Such men are not intentionally mischief-makers,
but the affairs of the
world would, perhaps, get alonar
just as well without them.
Happiness flows out, not iu man
is happy not for what he possesses,
but for what he is; and the cliristian
life is a well-spring up in the soul,
not in external influences, bat iu a
well-founded consciousness of trust
in God and hope in Jesus Christ
NO. 179 MAUI ST., MEMPHIS, TCNN.
MAVCTACTCKERS AND DEALERS IN
Carriages, Eockaways, Barouches,
PARK PILrTTTONS, BUGGIES. WAGONS,
a is n a t.i. kiv n of
Carrla-o and Wagon Material,Iron,SpringAxIs Bolts, Spokes,
Hubs, lnanieiea Aieatiier, uianieicu xsuca.
Cloths, Damask, Carpets, li hlU Lead, J'alnts atul Oils.
nov5-ly. All of which are offered at low prices-
ASD DKALEBS IN
Patent Medicines, Leads, Oils, Varnishes,
BRUSHES. PERFUMERY. FANCY GOODS, .SC.
MAIN STREET, JACKSON, TENM.
X. R. IjOI'GIIkaD.
DOORS, SASH & SHUTTERS,
AND DEALERS IN
Rough anil Dressed Lumber, Joist, Scantling, Shingles,
Price Viet or Slottldlng Book sent on apjllcaiioH
No. 22 Hauuibal St., bet. 5th and 6th SU., Wcht of and near the C. H.
aud D. Uailroad Depot,
t f Tb Third aod Fourth Street Car run within half a square of the Factory.
SARI U EL UPPLES
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
Conccnlra.cd Le, Gun Caps,
BASKETS Of ALL IRZIHsTIDS!
SOLE AGENT FOU -
. Prazer's Axle Grease!
ios fc no toiitjt ?iECo:sri bti:ei:t,
ST LOUIS, MO.
1. M. HOUSTON.
Tomlin Block, Main Street,
Eniw receiving and effer for aale, the Iarget aud best awftortwl at JcW of
ever offered In thU mnrkut. fhir atoi-k rmlrace every variety of pno! In the pro.
eery line, and e have no liiMltam y iu "Jir.g thai we can aul aa cheap aa Iba
All we ak Is for onr fiirtidii to examine our utocfc, and we are itnUxficd we can
make it to their inu-rr-t to u-rb.iw froua uu.
Our trnu are neit c.-isb, and we can give rujcrior Inducement to cash deaiera.
Give uk call without delay.
Jan.-lf HOUSTON SAYLI1
Jlj f'-i L j riiw tLLy
HARDWARE, CUTLERY. STOVES M1B EMU
OF EVEKY riiSCUIPTION.
IKON, STEEL, N;1 LS, ETC.,
A Im manufacturer of and wbolrwiile and rt-tail Jralcr in
TIX, COPPER AND SHEET-IKON WAItE.
Heating and Cooking STOVES of the tnaitt Approved Siyle?
ALWAYS ON HAND.
A'm, Grate-s of Every Description House EurjilnLIng' Good
io endletwTaricty, embriu-4n a complete aaaortroetit of
GLASS AND QTJEENS'WAHE,
The attention of Mecbank-a is specially directed to tha large and carefully aelectcd
A .pU ndid assortment of
nf all Linda, and te verv beat manufw-ture.
fTT Hardw -lerf ni Agricultural lfc-partment. North ide Public Square.
I IT" Tin Mi taetory, ptove. Houwhol,l Kuruitliin; Uooda, etc, etc, at my old atant'
on Main Street, opioite l'reabyteriaa Church,
Orist 3XIII.M, Houe Fronts, Fancy IJiilllnj;,
mid nil kinds of IltOX WOItlil execu
ted lromitly and Well.
Nos. 160 to 172 Adams Street,
rTTN pi ft
66 Main st., Between 2d & 3d,
Do Not Mistake the Place.
The Oldest Furniture bouse in the city, with a complete aud elegant
stock of all kinds of .
Parlor, Chamber, Dining Room, KittLeu and Office Furniture.
Call and see us or address u by
The Bolivar Bulletin is agitating
for a narrow guage railroad from
Memphis to Sar&nnah, Hardin
county, by way of Somerville, Boli
var aud 1'urdy. The road is a feasi
ble one, aud presents as nearly a
a direct line as any one now in con
templation,, and passes through a
very good country.
It is stated that a remurkable Pro
testant movement is in progress iu
Mexico which promises great re-ults.
A. 8. BAYLE.
TTi T-? 0
Tall jies. Goliath's height was
"six cubits and a span." According
to the Greek measurement, which
was shorter than the Hebrew, tLis
would make Goliath nine feet tea -inches
high. David, who 6lew him,
reigned 1165 B. C, and was about
the same stature as B. K. I'., of
Memphis. The ltoman Emperor
Maxiaiiui was nearly eight and a
half feet high. The Emperor Char- '
leuiaue was seven feet high, while
his reputed father, 1'epiu le Bref, K
was only four and one half feet
One reason that the world Is not
reformed is, because every ono
would have others make a beginn
ing, and thinks not of himself.