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A General Line of Staple, Dress and fancy, Goods. f ,
Custom-Blade Boots r and rShbes
Leather .Tan lied a bi Tannery In Oils city, always on hand for
sale. Highest Cash Price Paid for Hides.
OF EVERY INSCRIPTION.
IRON, STEEL, NAILS, ETC.,
Also manufacturer of and wholesale and retail dealer In
TIN, COPPER AND SHEET-IKON WARE.
Heating and Cooking STOVES of the' mont Approved Style
ALWAYS OS HAND. .,.-.,
Also, Urates of Every Description. House Kuriilsliliiff Goods
in endless variety, embracing a complete assortment of ; t
GLASS AND QUEEWSWAEE,
The attention ol Meditates Is spec-tatty directed to the large and eareTutlyefe;t;c7
A lc ndid assortment of
Farming Implements,- -
of ull kind, and of the very bent manufacture.
- -r ii l 'ntjnr Agricultural
t B"Tin Manufactory, Stoves, Household
n Main Mwt, opposite 1'reabyterian Chun h,
J. M. HOUSTON.
Tomlin Block, Main Street, " ; '
:r Jackson, Tennessee.
V E in w i.i-. iviii(,' nnd olTir for ule, the larext aad best aimorted .lock of
O- jR,0 CERIES
ever offiTeil fn thU market.- Our otock embrace, every variety of ijoodn in the gro
cery tin", nud we have no nrltancy iu unying that we can ell h cheap a the
i'henpet. , . ' ' -
All we-k-U for our fricd to examine our tock, and we are aatisfied we can
iinke it to their iuWrcHt to purcbaia from u.
ur term are neit cah, and we can give superior inducement to cah dealer.,
(live una call without dvlay. ' ; ' .'..
jmiSH-tr . ; ; - .; : . i HOUSTON A SAYLK.
KEEPS a large, extensive and well
Dt:iKlt diroi t from Manufacturer,
Boots, . Shoes,
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I liain iioiib 9 ippppoari
Champions 3 3 3 3 B B 3 B B t? t? B B t9 3 B S B B suoidumijf)
Championi 2ggggggSggg gnoiluimD
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Chainpiousa ESHESSSSHaSSaSSSSS Biioidinwi)
Champions a 11. euo,.,, 'K i
ChampiousiJiJUOyUvJ' wJUUUUU suoplmvu.)
Kxc lusive Right to sell the Celebrated Champion Shoe
WHICH HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM $3 R6 TO $3 GO.
iT Every pair of Champion, la warranted good, bonent and aen kejibk', iu every
pjrtk'ular, equal to the bet cuUn made ,hoe amj worth the money.
Will not be undersold. Call and examine before purrhafcing elsewhere
Sim of tho Big Boot, Corner Main and Market stv -
SATui 0 EL ; CURPIL ES,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
Cjnccntratcil Lye, Gun Caps.
BASKETS f ALL ZEZIHSTIDS!
SOLE AGENT FOR
Prazer-s Axle G-rease!
lOf & HO IVttltTIl SECOXD STIIEJST,
. U iST LOTJIS,' m
LI FE INSURANCE COMPANY.
2S9 Jlain Street, 21 . Madison Street, :
T A. NELSON, lVeKidont;
AMOS W OOUItUFK, and
V. M. WHITE, Vice-President;
JfcGcc Simmons L. Qi. JETalch,
General Agents for Tenn. & North Missi'ppi.
Maj. R.G. DAY, Resident ig't, Jackson, Tenn.
Assets, January 1, 1871,
Amulet Income how, at rat
r. A. Nelson,
jen. John B. Oordon,
H. A. Partee,
K. 0. Brinkley,
jlcdieul Board: E. Miles Wlllett, M. !., J. II. Erskine, 31. D.
Insures live snd promptly adjusU and
a iithern States, ami 10 ui . iiwu
Toldert and pay all loes.
Opened Daily at
Department, .Virtu side l'lioln- square.
Furnishing Woods, cbl.ctc, at my nlil.-4.aiH
A. H SAY J.J:
and 'lletail I
exclusive dealer in
HATS & OAPS
aasortod stock of Ladies, Mje
and Men, Boys and Youth's
Hats .and - Caps.
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KEN. MAY, Secretary;
CM AS. T. PATTEUSON, Ass't Sec;
S. DAVIS, Treasurer.
K. M. White,
W. C. Ireland.
C. W. Krazer.
J. W. McCown.
W. H. Cherrv,
6. Davis; "
JOIIX It. GOBDOX, Pre.'t.
W. c. SiOBUls, Sec'y.
pays losses. Its principal business is with
iu puuiiaii. ji u., .uipie means 10 iuuy
Irofessional Notices. .
tR. JNO. CHESTER. HR. SAM. U. CUESTKR
Dr. John Chester
If a associated with hitn in the practice of
medicine, hi brothw,
Dr. Saml H. Chester,
And off'T their services to the citizen of
Jackson and vicinity.
jgj-Orttee on the eornr of Hoyal anil
Chester streets. mayZO-tf
Dr. R. R. DASH1ELL
OFFERS hU professional service, in all
i. ....... .i.., ..r i .!ii-iiif and Surirerv. to
tbl community and its vicinity.
umce on jintn ni -
V Ik. It .-111 rrtt diseases Ol the
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rye, and perform all the sunrical uperalutn.
llCCCSbary VO lilt II i.m-iiv, - - J
Ir. John Chester, Kobt. 15. Hurt,
Hon. Milton Brown, Allen lJclerry.
Hcrvey Brown, Jtev. J. H. Kvuii.
kMV. E. ilcNair.
Dr. J. A. ARRINOTON r
Or'FKItS his services U Uia. cJUxcns ll
':i.'kitn ami vi5initY in the practice ot
hi prol-msiou Itcotistiy.
Has returned to Jackson, ;uil m permanent
ly located for the priu-ticn ol lcntitry.
OlhueoverCiLASA' itojj. ...
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' IN CONKBOI'IOX Vt TTlI i- i -
15 ul lock & ISulloeK-,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
JACKSON, : : : TENNESSEE.
1tii-inert enrruste.1 in h'n management
will rreave prompt attentiuu. Al-tf
. ATTOliN'EYS AND 1...
Councellors at Law,
nrorth East Cor. Public SijuJic,
J. 1 CKS Oy, TJZNJVESSEJC.
iniJi practice in tho various Court ol
WW MndiHon and the ailjoininif Counties,
and also in the nupreme and r ederaj CourU
of Wet;Tefine.!ce. A 11 col lectini; entrusted
to them will be promptly attended to
IjT" OiUce North tank l'ublic Siare.
J. lt. f iRlTHFiliS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WILL practice in all the Courts of
iMndixou and fcurroundini; countii-,
and in the buprem and Federal Courts ol
TeuneKM-e. All civil claim attended to
s tJX o'flii Second door South Ka-t Cor
ner Public Square. Jan 2S-tf.
It. VV. S131S, ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
G ADSDEN", TENN'.
A FS1STED by lcn. A. W. CampUli snd
A H. V. Mct.'orry, will (jive .pccial at
tention to all claim intrusted to him for
Jtefur by pernii.ion to Tapp, Walxh
Uei ry; U;irviii, It -It & Co.; IVter, Towers
,t Co!per, ami White .fe Cochran, Iouii
vllle, Ky.; Uickerson, Williams ., Jleni
phis, Tenn. fcbll-ly
KOBT. W. nAYNES. C. G BOND.
Haynes & Bond,
ATTORNEYS AT LAY,
J ndgc Brow.'i old Office,
Alain St., Jackson, Tennessee.
WUA. PUACTICE in the. Supreme
Court at Jackson: tho Chancery. Cir
cuit, County and th various Alagilrates'
Courts of Mudi.on county, leiiu., and else
where, when pccially retained. Oct2&-tt
J. W, O. JUSKtf.
E. J. TIMIIK1U.AKK.
JONES & TIMBEELAKE,
Attorneys at Law,
8TOIrKRT CAKL'TUr.Uri. X. 3. MAU-ORV
Caruthers & Mallory,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
tlT Office in Luckey' new building,
fE? ' Man uf art tire r of, and
'1-4 - " lValcriu J
Bridles, Harness, Etc.
ErAlKlNCl dono with nralucw and
S. H. Brazelton,
WHO LIS ALE AXD UK TAIL
ASH UKALER IN
SHPLE DRV GOODS,
Z.N. WHIG IIT.
Manufacturer nnd IValer in
Saddles and Harness,
Brulk's,Trunks, Valises, Etc,
South Side Lafayette St.,
1'x'twoen Market snd Shannon,
May 2S-ty. i
South. Side Main Street,
NEARLY" two year ago I came to Jack
sou for the purpose of establishing a
first class MAUBLE YAKD. Kor the ilrt
year I had but poor encouragement, but I
am now happy to announce that the calls
from those la want ot
Mouttmevts, Head Stones,
and other work in niv line, areuch that I
will be enabled to make niy permanent
home in Jackson.
Those having friends aud relatives to
commemorate will please call and see me
before purchasing elsewhere.
Will the citizuu. of Jackson sustain the
jamU-U W. B. McNABB.
WHIG AND TRIBUNE.
w. '. Gates. ioj camikox
l. M. WISDOM. J. T. HICKS.
Under the Firm and Style of
rw. W. GATES &c CO
TntMS or SCBSCRIPTIOX. Two dollars
a ye ar, invariably in advance.
Single copies V) cents.
AltYKKTlsiVQ EaTKS. Advertisements
iiserted for a less V na than three month,
will be eharcod 1 M) per aouare ol eight
line, or k-ss, for the first Insertion, and ti
f.sr each auoequeiii insertion.
' 5 M'NTim. .
1 Hipiaro, flJ un ,
j : jrn)o
o - -X. oo
if t'olnnui. '"V
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EjT 0 hich .pai-votukitutn iuare
Where a.lverliMjnieDan we ordered to be
unustiallv diKplaywl they will be sharped
f.jrtjeeordini; to the space the occupy; one
men to eeqviuiile miuare.
shcrifl.. Ulcrkj and llaot-'-ira; who eud
us their natronaj will retilve the Whig
without enlarge. l , ,
nrrr-(!:riii)iTT.a For announcins can
dnlates tor County oltiees" Siul the L-4.'isUi-
Uirc, Vf lor coutrc lor jumiciyai
an' I civil umrici omcea. ii " u c
Witt: to fi fix lli snivu in
liii; Lt.viL.vitui:. -
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Allt-r''JV"tber, Come Honie.''J
Hti: baii'l, dear liHtli.iud, coiue home to me
. i. IIOIVV;. ; ' . .; 7
From the city ami Statehoux so warm;
'Tis lonely withunt you, why do you iot
come ; ' .
' And Hte lit the tb ui". on the f.inii
You told rao, when you wcreelectod laiU (nil,
If I would bii once let you go,
You'd sirjiy return before April wa past
i Anil I reirtly bvheved twould be ho.
Come heme! come home! come home!
IV ir ha-.b:uitl, kind liueband, come
home. - .
llOnlmiid, de:ir iiu-li.incl, come home to me
. ? now, -.; . J . .
I'muii hotiie ere the'prinir time i' through;
Tho old brtndle cow ba got a white calf,"
Ami tin-young Iambi are bleating for you;
The hen Have been sitting a lortijlglit or
"""They soon will be oil' with their broods
The old pecLled turkty has atolcn her ncft
A way in the brake, or the woods.
llusbaod, dear husband, come home to mc
The garden needs spadlnj; for jicaa,
The boys should be picking up stones in the
And you should b trimming the trees.
When full you get through with bills"
. " and "resolves,'; -Stop
talking of Jieeuse and rum,
Of railroads and tunnels and such ether
And tend to your business at home.
lluband, dear husband, dont write to uie
Of the theater, lobby and clul;
tor . dinners vou've eatea at the '.Mer
chants' " and Jd'ax."
itut hurry away from the Hub.
YV, hurry back home, your BcUy is sad,
Hit heart is so honest and true:
All winter she's slept in the bed-room alone,
Aud say, dearest husband, have YOlr
Husband, dear b.usbau.1 come home to me
Come home while the birds king in May;
And let not the bmlles in the gallery there
Distract you ortcuipt you to stay.
The voice of your Betsy is calling you now,
Come home, for you know what it means'
I'm getting quite nervous about you, come,
And we will have cowsliiw lor gTeens.
!Ucaupkia, JacU.on aad Knoxville
On Saturday last. His Honor,
James Feutrcss, Chancellor of this
Division, granted to the following
gentlemen their prayer for the priv
ilege of building a railroad - from
Memphis to Jackson, by way of
The Cujiiiiiissioiicrs for Shelby
rounty are, John Miller, II. Owen,
L. J. Dul'ic, "Win. It. Moore and
N. C. Perkins.
IhO'C lor layette county are,
Col. Jos. lt.Mosby, J. I. Williamson,
J. J. Tharpc," Ed. It. Scruggi and
II. II. Perrv.
Those for Hardeman county arc,
Kobt. F. Jaruion, P. J. Necly, J. S.
Itobci tson, A. II. Duncan and 1. C.
Those for Madison county arc, F.
D. Snipes, Col. A. 11. Iteed, Dr. T.
11. New bem, Gen. A. W. Caoipbcll
tuid it. ii. Hurt. ;
The nct duty to be attended to
is to have a meeting of tho respec
tive county commissioners, and open. J
the books for the subscriptiou of
tho capital block.. Let there bo no
coipietling and no child's play about
it. if Ihe road i to be bnilt and
wo believe it is it behooves our
citiciis to be up and doing, aud not
waste ti single day iu commencing
operations. . '
We arc assured by those who X'ro
fess to know, that Shelby county is
all alive to the work, and will do.
her full duty in the matter, and do
it promptly. , J; ; .
Fayette county is so deeply, not
to say ko. vitally, interested in this
road, and is represented by commis
sioners of bo much intelligence and
worth, as to forbid the idea that she
will play the laggard now ; and tie
Soiuerville Falcon, which favors
this road, as well as the ouo to Boli
var, assures lis that Fayette will
raise '100,000 for the two roads a
sum suuicient to build it through the
county the track from Memphis to
Soiuerville being common to both
That portion of Hardeman county
interested in this couuection is rep
resented iu the board of commis
sioners, every oue of whom is wide
awake aud full of energy, and who
will do their whole duty as becomes
men who are struggling for tho
As for Madison, we think, without
a shadow of doubt, that she will do
her whole duty, and do it promptly.
The names of her commissioners are
intimately known to the whole peo
ple, and we aro willing to trust to
their integrity and intelligence for a
right issue in this emergency.
That the road will be built, and
built at once, there can be no ques
tion. Let it be in running order in
time to carry ofT the next crop of
cotton. : "Why not ?
Chicago Lawyer. ,
The Chicago Journal says : "There
is not a law office nor a law libary
left in Chicago, except the few
small duplicate libraries at the resi
dences of the leading lawyers. There
is not a paper showing that there is
a suit pending in any of the. six
courts of record in Cook county,
including the federal eourt. There
is not an indictment in existence in
the county against any- oue, not a
judgment, not a petition iu bank
ruptcy in the fedeaal courts. Even
the duplicate files tha-. the lawyers
keep iu ; their ofHces of important
cases arc all gone: A few may have
ascapedby being taken to the hon-
sea for Sunday or night work. "We
may add that there are in Chicago
about five hundred lawyers.
The Journal certainly forgot, in
its enumeration the Ave hundred
petitions for divorce. If any of tlic
unhappy couples desire to return to
their first love, the way is now
clear. There is no evidence that
any petition for divorce has ever
been filed by any of the numerous
Texas Inder .Martial l.uw.
The Governor of Texas has de
clared Martial law in several coun
ties iu that State, and has arrested
and imprisoned a number of the
citizens cf that State.
At the town of Groesbcck, at the
recent election, several of the Gov
ernor's policemen created a distur
bance and hot ait uiioffeinling old
man. The murderers were arrested
by the county authorities, where
upon the Governor declared Mar
tial law. We copy the following
account of affairs as they now stand
in that State, from the Louisville
Courier Journal of Tuesday :
Gen Reynolds, the military com
mander, went to the place, and, af
ter an investigation, declared that
martial law was wholly unnecessary.
Sill he was unable to remedy the
matter, and the people arc still sub
jected to the rigors and cruelties of
bayonet law as executed by tho
Ciovernor's police, Mr. W. C. Tom-
linson, editor of the uroesbecK En
terprise, a Democrat papc r, was nr
rected on a charge of inciting the
riot by publishing an "extra,"
which only contained an account of
the ninrder, thrown into prison and
allowed to communicate with no
one for several hours, when he was
released upon $10,000 bail.
This direct assault upon the press
and people is the last and mott dan-
gerours act of this outrageous oili-
cial. It is indicative ol wnai may
await the inhabitants of any county
that dares arrest the Governor's po
lice when they commit cold-blooued
murder, or any journalist that de
nounces such crimes and calls for
the punishment of those who com
mit them. Tho muzzling of the
press is a new undertaking for Da
vis, aud he win una it an exceeding
ly unprofitable one. ' It was tncu uy
llolden in North Carolina, under
about the same circumstances, and,
when he lost his stid upon the bayo
net, he found himself impeached and
ousted from the otlice which he had
disgraced. The day has come when
the popular uprising of the people
is a last resort. The battles which
they once fought are now left to tho
press, which has grown to be a
power which the mightiest rulers
respect. Jt is the voico of the peo
ple, aud only when it is completely
trodden under loot by the power ot
the bayonet does it become neces
sary for the people to speak in pro
pria personus. a lie press ot lexas
is auie, oravo aim powcriui, anu
Gov. Davis will find in it a dan
The following article which
we copy from the Louisville Cou
rier Journal, cont ins so much of
what we have long believed, and of
ten in our feeble way attempted to
express, that we commend it to the
careful consideration of not mere
partizans but every man who is ca
pable of rising above the level of tho
partizan, and looking from the stand
point of patriotism and a native love
of lice government:
Iu speaking ot the movements of
the Administration, the other day,
we said that it is the fixed intention
of the President never to quiet the
White House if he can help its ex
cept upon a stretcher, and several of
our Republican contemporaries be
srau straightway to pooh-pooh the
observation as a bit of exaggerated
partisan nonsense. The illustration,
rather than the sense, ot our re
mark, may have been over-strong
for current apprehension. In the
North public opinion has not been
sharpened by the revolutionary ap
pliances which have prepared the
South for anything and everything,
and, when the tug comes, General
Grant will derive an immense ad
vantage from the obtuseness of
the Republican party. Thus far he
has handled that party with compa
rative ease. Nothing can prevent
his renomination next year, and
nothing short of a great popular re
action, wisely shaped and skillfully
handled, can prevent his re-election.
Securely seated for four vcars
more, he can proceed with his
scheme so that he may bo ablo iu
16 to dictate to the whole people
the same abject submission which
he now requires of his own party.
American liberty was proclaimed in
l0. it is not unlikely that the
hundred anniversary of tho famous
Declaration of the Fourth of July
may not be the occasion of its prac
tical abrogation. There is nothing
in tho Constitution forbidding a
third term. There is nothing in
bnuian jinturo we mean tho pecu
liar sort of human nature which is
believed to abound in General
Grant which is likely to induce a
voluntary surrender of power.
Give biui a third term iu which to
imi'l'ect his plans, and he will ask no
luilherotlds ot parties. A. plebis
cite will suffice. Universal sullrage,
art fuljy managed by martial law,
will suffice,.. General Grant will be
Yabstautialiy a Presidential Auto
crat, a Military Dictator, a Procon
sul, or an F.mpcror, as happens to
suit the whim or temper of the
times. ' At this moment he doubt
less docs not himself take iu the
whole idea. His mind is engrossed
with present gain, lie is a greedy,
parsimonious man, a very inatter-ol-f
ict and uuiuiagiuative man, who
wisely provides for to-day, taking
little heed of to-morrow, uutil the
exigencies of to-morrow arrive,
when they will find him at least lull
handed. Wo daro say that the de
tails of Lis scheme, beyond the work
to be done next year, have never un
folded themselves to him. But the
record of his life, aud the policy of
his Administration, give us no rea
son to belie vt that he is posesed of
one spark of self- sacrificing' patriot
ism, whilst everything that we
know of him points to a strong, and
by no means secret, thirst for pow
er and plunder. Nor is this all. The
man is able and courageous. His is
the very material out of which the
most dangerous revolutionists arc
made. Congress has clothed him
with martial powers, and he is using
them. His object is to keep the
South in a disturbed condition un
til he can raise a disturbance in the
North, when the machinery now
provided for the oue section" can be
applied to the other. Then, when
he has broken down the spirit of
freedom at the South, it is as likea,
not that he will make terms with us
and engage us as agents to help him
conquer the North precisely a we
have been couqucred. Andy John
son tried this and failed, and as far
as the South was concerned, suc
ceeded in bringing to his support
men W"ho hated hiin worse than any
body hates Grant. But Grant wi'il
have more power, and he will use it
to better purpose than Johnson. If
he is re-elected President, we confi
dently expect to see him hand and
glove with such adventurous spirits
as he can find in the disordered and
ruined South, who are ready to
serve him in a crusade against the
party whieh now supports him,
against the Northern people who are
blind to their danger, ana especial
ly against New England, which will
be withered and blighted before the
advancing legion3 of imperialism,
pleasantly dubbed Free Trade. The
Northern people will do j ust as they
please about it. In the South we
have lost our liberties. There is no
longer any freedom at the South.
When the combustion comes we shall
take our chance. We are powerless
o avert it. But when it comes and
it will come if Grant isjriren four
additional years in office the North
will experience what the South is
familiar with martial law, provost
marshals, prisons, bayonet and
whatnot. If the honest Republican,
who now pooh-poohs this, raises up
his voice against it, lie will be arres-
tcit avtl tint out of the way. I. rant
will make quick and ea.y "work of
tnai tort ol cattle. He means busi
ness and he knows very well how
far it is safe for him to go. Jut
now i t is jn.t safe, nor is it necessary,
for him to go further than he is
going. But his i. a progressive
scheme ; and, if it succeed', the
idiots who swear that there is noth
in? in all this but idle newspaper
talk, will have to thank themselves
for it. Moreover, they, and not we.
will be its first victims. We shall
be able to make our peace with the
conqueror, for by that time we shall
bo thoroughly " subjngated. But
they will have" to make a fight for
which they will not be prepared a
fight against a well-perfctced mili
tary machine a light against a
power re-enforced by all the merce
naries of the country and all the
malcontents aud all the adventurers,
a power which at this time com
mands both Houses of Congress and
the Republican party, and four or
eitlit rears hence will be irresisti
Juttaa we Expected.
The Avalanche's, special, of the
1st, says :
The joint committee appointed to
CHARGES AOAIXST THE l'LBLIC
presented majority and. minority
reports. Tho former signed by se
ven members, and the latter by on
ly one member, Senator Gibson, the
tool and mouth piece of Baxter.
The majority report completely
exonerates Jones, Purvis & Co.
from all fraud or intention to com
mit fraud, and declares that they
have been in every instance reason
able iu tkeif charges and just in their
Gibson's report is a garbled som
inary of testimony, in which all im
portant points aro ignored, while
minor matter ' aro masmiticd into
huge proportions, for- political ef
fect. Mr. Freeman, another Radical
membcr'or the committee, refused
to sign Gibson's report.
Contract, far Convict.. -
Yesterday a contract was entered
into by Gen. N. B.- Forrest on the
one part, and tho Board of Inspec
tion of the State Penitenitiary, on
the other relative to the employ
ment of convict labor on the - Ten
nessee part of the Memphis and Sel
ma Railroad. The Inspectors hired
one hundred and fifty convicts at $1
per day each, to Gen. Forrest to be
work eel in the State, the conditions
requiring, as in other cases, bonds
in sufficient sums to insure the pro
per treatment, return, etc of the
convicts. This makes one hundred j
and seventy-five convicts now cm-j
ployed on railroads, twenty-live j
being permanently engaged on the
Northwestern ltoad. There areone !
hundred and seventy convicts in the '
mines. The number hired to Gen. J
Forrest and tliose engaged at work j
on the capitol grounds, takes tip all ;
the residue of convict labor permit- j
ted outside ot the prison wall. As
there aro eighteen miles of Ihe road
to be buiit, Gen. Forrcstjexpccts to
have them employed only about six
months. The Inspectors will place
their report relative to the employ
ment of coin let labor iu the hands
of the Kxecutivo to -morrow and af
ter that we will give our readers a
synopsis of it, which is intended to
bo exhaustive of the subject. Un
ion and American
The Nalliet-l'cnncbakrr Imbroglio
The committee appointed to ex
amine into tho charges preferred a
gaiiust the Comptroller in a com
munication of J. 11. Mathes, pub
lished in the newspapers of Sunday
last, met at the Comptroller's ollico
vestcrday afternoon. On examining
into the entries, they found that Mr.
Mathes had beeu duly credited with
all he claimed, and $92 over. Union.
1st. . .
One of our West Teuuesee ex
changes, in the eagerness of its war
on Gov. Brown's Message, declares
that a tax of fifty cents on the hun
dred dollars is "greater than the tax
under Brownlow's : administration,
which was forty- cents on the hun
dred dollars." If our contemnorarv
will refer to the acts he will find that f
the Browulow tax was sixty cents
on the hundred dollars, forty for
State purpose and twenty for com
mon schools, in addition to the tax
on merchants and privileges which
were far greater than now, without
any compensating advantage from
the right to pay in Tennessee Bank
notes at a heavy discount
Will our Democratic contempo
rary give a Democratic Governor
and a Democratic Legislature their
due in coin paling them with a Radi
cal Governor and a disfranchising
Legislature? Let justice be done
though the heavens fall. Union.
cgroc and Loyal Learaert
Arreted for KaKlexiim.
Sl'AKTASRKURO, S. C, Oct. SO.
Letters state that the troops arrest
ed four white and twenty negro
l ii K lur in Ihe! town of Union, lien.
Bates, a prominent Union L.eaguer,
ina las sou are under arrest ana in
the Mayor and many other City
otficial. arrested, cbarged ivitb
1'cSony General indignation.
Lkxingtox October 29. The
Mayor aud many of the officials, of
this city have been arrested on an
indictment from the Federal Court,
charged "with felony, growing oat
of the disturbances at the. August
election. General indignation is
felt at this outrage iustigated by
leading Radicals of tlus place.
.More Convict Labor Wauled.
General N. B. Forrest arrived here
yesterday, from Memphis. We un
derstand" that he come with a view
to contracting for the labor of con
victs to be worked upon hi Selma
and Memphis ltoad. -President
Wicks, of the Memphis and Charles
ton Railroad, is also here for the
same purpose. It is believed that no
action will be taken iu regard to the
matter by the Peuitcnitiary Com
missioners uutil some determination
is reached bv the Legislature as to
the manner In which convicts ehall
be hereafter employed. banner.
United States District Attorney
Camp, of East Tcniiesse, arrived too
late to prevent his removal. It ap
pears that the President riispc-ndcd
him somo days ago, upourepieseiita
tions of a Republican Congressman
of Teiines-sce. It now appear that
the chief worker against him Was
Roderick R. Butler, who has been
pursuing him for the part he took a
year ago in collecting evidence in
Butler's peusioa frauds. District
Attorney Fisher, who prosecuted
Butler here, now says that he only
escaped conviction by perjury of
witnesses, and forged papers' used
.'Mrlial l aw for tlie South,
Washington Nov. 1. It is asssert
cd on authority of Senator Poole
that President Grant has expressed
his determination to declare mar
tail law throughout the eutire South,
in consequence of continued outrages.
CThe following beautiful and
expressive lines were written by our
little friend W. J. Wilson, of Jack
son, Breathett County. He is six
teen years old, and shows decided
genius in the poetical line:
UKCtl Ki: sui; is so sti ttrr.
1 love you, maid of beauty.
And my words are xs Ileavcu ti ie ;
o I think it i my duty
To tell my love to you.
I le you darling A una.
Y'ou are niy joy aud pride;
1 cho-c you out of ii. any.
And 1 wih you were lny bride.
1 Live you, AliLa Srwell,
lUt aUst you aie so .weet;
You are a pre. ioi;. jewel,
To all you rh.uce to nuet.
I love you little ruai-.U ii,
Y'ou arc like an ancl neat;
The reason v hy I love you.
Is lcc:i ue you are o sweet.
I love you little sweetheart, .
And if e'er we chauce to JuwL,
I will Wis. you when w part,
Because vou are m sweet.
Of I lie lUndcrun County Comniit.
tUaen.l ih. Jarkaoai and Tea.
anwe Hiver Kail road ibe Fe
. pie of Header. on county.
KklIjOW CinJtxs Xot merely a.Cum
luissioiiers of the Jackson aud Tennessee
Uivcr Itailroad, but as eitirens ef Hender
son County deeply interested in its welfare,
having to bear its burdens and share Us
benefits, 1o we propone this evening to
address yeu upon a subject of vital impor
tance to us all. Whilst other portion ol
the country are making rapid progress In
wealth and improvement, it is left for u to
determine whether we will stand still and
toe the waves of improvement pa, around
us. We must adrapce or retrograde, uot
only in all that enriehc, but in all that en
nobles and elevates. An opportunity has
been ont red us to connect ourselves with the
commercial world by a che.p and valuable
line of railway.
We thought proper to reject the propo
sition for leason which were satisfactory
to a majority of our citizens, whether they
would have been opposed to a proposition
la somewhat di Cerent form, with more
guards and restrictions, and with better
guarantees, as they might think, lor a
proper expenditure of the money, we are
unable to say. It was our intention to
have used the proceeds of the county sul
scription only in building the road through
the county, and we would uot have been
in favor of issuing the bonds u"il
there was a certainty of the road being built
to the county line. The proviiious were
not, however, in the decree, although they
were the purposes ot your Commissioners.
e would be in favor el embodying these
provisions in any decree submitting another
proposition, if our people so desire.
A?ain, there may have been some objec
tion iu regard to the rate of Interest. We
would be willing if our people wished to
reduce the rate of interest to eight percent.,
since w e believe that the bonds of our
county bearing eight per.ceut.payahle semi
annually, wo. lid be equal to tne note or
bond of any private individual, Warm" ten
percent. Tiie reason we placed it at ten
per cent, in the former proiHisition was to
cause the bonds to meet a readier and let
ter.ale, which we thought would have ben
efited the county as a stockholder iu the
company. We are disposed to do w hatever
w ill liencfit and be acceptable to our niple.
We need the road, and we should all a;;ree
upon toriu which will secure it. Already
we have lo.t thousands ff dollars by not
having a county subscription. Soon,
had the vote becti favorable, we think the
company would have employed at least tire
hundred hands in grading the road iu llcu
ilerson county. The company would then
have paii! out tor work and labor done and
materials furnished (sl.liOO each week, or
rath month. This would have gone
into the bauds ol laborers, farmers and
merchants. an-I nil classes of the commu
nity would have received the benefits. The
laliorcr would have received eont-nt em
ployment and could have paid hi mer
chant; the farmer could have sold his sn im
plies, and would have received the money
to pay all his bill; the wagoner could have
been much more profitably employed in
hauling cross ties than .in hauling cotton.
This money put into circulation would
have been received in a greater or less de
gree by al the people in the county. But
that is no- gone. We must look to the
future. !hall we submit another proposi
tion, or shall we abandon the enterprise en
tirely ? That depends upon your action
and your feeling. We do not wib to sub
mit any other proposition unless it is the
desire of the people.
It is true, we feel the necessity of the
ruaiL, and we do not believe it can I built
without a county subscription, but if the
county do not desire it, we can endure the
loss as well as our fellow citizen".
. We are aware that we are paying cvitv
year two dollars on each b.ile ol cotton more
than we would have to pay if we bad this
road. This amounts to2ii(i on cotton
alone. We pay at least fli.tK) c n article
broti'-'ht into the county, such as dry goods
groceries and other thing, more thau we
would have to pay if we bad this road. Our
corn, potatoes, wheat and other small
grain will not bear the cost of transporta
tions to market in wagons, and therefore
we raise very few of these things compared
wuh what we would if we had cheap and
constant access to markets. Our fine white
oak and other timber, our marl and our
brown coal or ;lignite, we cannot take to
market, and therefore these elements of
wealth are valueless. Ia fact, we may
saMy say that our country i loosing near
flixyXKJ each year tor want or this road.
Those of our citizens who live near the
Mobile &. Ohio and the Northwestern roads,
and who ue them, will save nearly one
lourth ofthetr present freight by the build
ing of this road. It will produce eometi
tion and cause these roads to reduce their
Another consideration of no small impor
tance in our estimation, is that when this
road Is built our county town, Lexington,
in which every citizen of the county ha
an interest, wi1 be a prosperous, flourish
ing town, with five times its present popu
lation aud wealth. School-bouse an. I
chun-iies will sitting up in every direction,
and iu all parts of our county.
We will not then be dependent oil
oilier -oiiii!ies for our public printing and
for our means of education. To show the
etb-cts of railroads let us compare the
value of our county farm with our neluli
boi -: ii-j county, Carroll.
I.i 1-.". Carrol had tl.toTJiNi
la is.". Henderson had l,XU;,U21
CaiTuU, llieu. when mither had a railroail,
had only f 71.1" more than Henderson.
In 171 Carroll has .".,210,-.H.7
In 1S71 lien. l,To n h i. tl,M2,Ht
iurt.il now has a railiuad,and ha 1,
1'kJ uwre in farms than Hcuderon. Tue
average value of land in Henderson is 1 1 W
p-r acre, -.n I in Carroll jS !m. Kve:i the
iiglit inrit'iuf in Henderson i owins to the
in ri!e-s of portions of the county to rail
roads. These figures tell the whole talc.
They iit-e.l no comment.
We have not alluded to the aiunui.l of
l.iisine-s the road will do iu transiwirting
tueirou, marble, limestone, hydraulic ce
ment and i-edar timber from IVcatur, Per
ry and Hickman counties to the counties
wet ol us, v hit h so much need these things.
We have con iini-d ourn-lve to the benelils
our own county would derive. This road,
on avcouut of its cheap construction and
immense business would, in our opinion,
be very profitable, as an investment for cap
ital. Whilst roads costing iM) per mile
may not pay, those that c-t only ;i j,no per
mile will pay.
Roads of this desci iptiuii have iu all in
stances paid from ten to fifteen ier cent,
and so well satisfied are we that this road
will pay that we advise postponing the
payment of the principal of the bonds lor
five years. By lht time the dividends
arising troai the stock will pay the interest
on the Is m. Is, and leave only the principal
tole paid by thecounty. After the principal
is paid the dii, lend, will furnish to the
county each year more thau cuouh to pay
all county --cp-iis-s. ( ul,y subs. ripti..u.
are to lie paid by trm U nisll r.-orlillg to
the In ui (its he recrhes. Those who have
much pro-u-rtv to l-e hsruisl in vshsr
w ill have more pay; lh.e ho bale Imt
little properly i W Ih-iiWUU.I wiU hate
little to pay, and lliosr In, li n e no r
crty will have liolhin-' to pay. The utl
property holders will not ,.(,. I.nr.1. u, l,m
llesiiis upon tho-e who own prnrtr.
Whenever this r..a.l is built llironv-li the
county, aud extended to the Tcnnf.sre
nver, and to Nashtille, it will 1. the
Company will build hraneb roa.ls rtiuKin
trotu North to South through our county,
and thereby increase li,. l.ii.m, s l the
road, a well a. a's -oiiimndntp the js.p! ia
all parts of the country. We hsve now
laid before you the advantage wbUti Ibis
road wfruld confT hjsjU our county, and
shown w hat loss we are su-taiuiiig fvc ib
want uf it. Whether any ot'u.-r attempt
will ever le made to get it tleieuis tipou
your action, and your manifestation of
interest, t'nless we do onr part we will
receive no aistaUCe from abroad. If we
will do what we reasonably can, we have
sur-ifii-e that we will 1 assisteii. We
have UtHH ur duty. We await your ac
tion. To the Kditor of the Ledger: .
- Applied to .Irnk.ai,.
Your editorial of cstet Jav- uoii
the subject of taxation is so able and
pertinent, that 1 beg in behalf of the
merchants of Tennessee to thank
you for it. The only wonder is, that
every newspaper iu the State does
not daily teem with arguments Uon
the same subject, until onr legisla
tors are forced by a healthy public
opinion to tax all classes justly and
equitably. What constitutes the
wealth of a community ? The talent,
energy, muscle, enterprise, ingenui
ty, ami property of itsv-population.
Should all these be subject to a di
rect tax? The wisest experiences
of the past teach us that they should
not, but that chiefly the property of
the Commonwealth should dear the
burdens of govermcnt. What is
property? It is the thing owned:
that to which a poi son has a legal
title, vrhethcr iu his possession or
not. What kinds of proorty do the
people of Tennessee own? Some
own lands and houses: .omu own
money; some own stocks of iner
chautiise ; some own one class of
Iiroperty ana some another. Now,
do not believe there is a single
menilKTof the Legislature now in
session at Nashville w ho would be
bold enough to assert in bis seal, in
that I tody cither Ihcir right or their
power to select any one of these
classes and compel them to pay an
unequal shareorthe State taxes ; and
yet this is exactly what the law is
now practically compelling the mer
chants of Tennessee to do. Why
docs it single out this class of our
population '! Simply because it is a
minority in the Commonwealth, and
unable to assert its rights by ballot.
Is this the way for law-makers, pro
fessing an enlightened statesman
ship, to deal with const il ueurv
whom they recognize as in all things
worthy their support? Would they
le satisfied to have the reversal of
this rule applicil to them, in case the
accident of ircu instances should
change their relative - posit ions ';
These are pertinent iu(juirie, which
we seriously put to their enlighten
ed consciences. Suppose that the
Legislature hould enact a law that
iicwsmier owners iniiRt pay twice
as much taxes as othe people, would
not fheir editors very soon hurl the
authors ot such an infamy from the
seals of power which such an act
would degrade ? S)uppoo t lie leg
islature (having a majority of mer
chants as members) should say to the
farmers of Tennoee that, Wing "
thriftless and useless class of citi
zens, you shall pay double 4 lie a
moiintof taxes which we, active,
enterprising and progressive mer
chants par," would not the fair and
enlightened sense of the communi
ty justly condemn such action ' A ml
yetthis is exactly the rule at present
applied to the merchants of Tennes
see by existing laws. No, Mr. Kdi
tor, this outrage must be remedied
if commerce in Tennessee is to build
up her cities and keep her xpul:t
tion prosperous and happy. We van
not hope to have cities without
newspapers; we cannot hope to
have newspapers without merchants
we cannot hope to have merchants
without commerce ; we cannot hope
to have commerce with customers
without offering them as low prices
as other cities without we onr.-cl ves
can obtain them as cheaply ; we can
not obtain them as cheaply if Die
State makes us add twice as much
taxation upon their price as niton
other property: And so yon see
the conclusion forces itself upon all
thatjwe must have a reform in the
merchants' tax. And we wonder,
too, why even the plainest and
bluntest intellect cannot see at a
glance the wisdom of this policy.
Why are the lands near Memphis,
Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga,
Jackson, Clarksville, ele. etc., worth
fifty to one thousand dollurx per
acre. It is not because these lands
arc richer than all other lands in
Tennessee, but because of their
proximity to these cities nud towns
make these lauds valuable? Simply
ill proportion as commerce is more
or less successful iu each of fhein.
These simple facts then, it vould
seem, ought to induce farmers, par
ticularly, to encourage In every pos
sible maimer I lie buildingup as rnp
idly as possible the cities of the
State, instead of, lis now, doing all
they can to tax their commerce out
of existence. Do Ihe farmers know
that by-existing laws the merchants
of Tennessee pay four time as high
rates of taxation us they do? Let
me show them how it is. The law
now requires from fax -payer the
payment of IA) cents on the one hun
dred dollars to the State. 1 think
the facts will .how that very few
farmers would sell their property
for the amount at which it is nxseit
ttd. Now what about the merchant?
lie is also required to pay Co rents
on the hundred dollars to the Stale,
but he is ia aililitiint required to
pay CO cents on the- hundred dollars
for the "privilege" of doing business
iu 'Tennessee. And this is not the
worst of it. While the present law
allows the Assessor of lands i" the
country 1o put them in often al
An hal f their value, it requires I he
merchant to pay not simply on the
amount of all his capital, but upon
the lariiext utttrk oj' goods on hmtd
ai Jay in the year thus making
hi in pay actually at leastotr times
a much as oilier classes. - Let me
illustrate, vi. : The farmer pays to
the State upon his laud assessed at
$10,000 (somclimes worth actually
twice that amount) 60 cents on the
hundred sav 60 dollars. The mer
chants has 10,mi0 in cash. He goes
into business, investing nil his cash
and all his credit (.iv -f l , addi
tional making a stock of goods of
V-0,iam. When he yoes to pay his
taxes he is made to pay upon the
whole !jiM,ii. bo ecu Is. '.n the hun
dred dollars ad valorem, and 6occni,
j additional for tin- "privilege" of o
I Iflig these goods iu Teime-see, mak
I ing 120 cenls oil tin; .floo of both
i capital aail credit, or -V-Mo just
j'oar limei much as the I.ii iiiit
paid, Wll Ml icainy nail a mile),
larger capital than he paid on, his
land, having been put iu at proba
bly half their real value. These are
facts, Mr. Kditor, and not lucre fan
cies, and they are facts, too, of sin h
import that unless remedied by leg
islation, may lead the State ultimate
ly into the most serious audeiubar
rassiug condition. Please invoke
the aid of the press of the State to
aid the merchants in forcing this
question upon the earnest and early
atteutiou of our State Legislature,
which, being fresh from the people,
we hope may grant this speedy aud
reasonable relief, by simply placing
them on the same looting with other
classes of population.
Wm. It. Mooke.
W hat make, the kin; unhappy
iiitjiiero is young aud lair.
His chiblreu cling around him.
With waviug yellew hair.
Hi realm I broad and Jieaecfii!,
He fears bo foreign foe.
And Bi-allh to hi Veins coine leaping
lu all the wind that blow.
What uiakev the kiu unhappy
Ala; a tlllle thili.
That money cannot purrhase.
Or fl'S tsaii'l armies I. run.'.
And yesterday he had it.
With yesterday it went.
And yesterday it erislird.
W llll ail tbeklllt". content.
K-r this he it lain, ntinr.
And sighs.-'alaek ! ala k !
I'd sn ( one-half niv kingdom
CH!il yeterdy nun lark !"
HUM V A T IVri.llKST.
St is twenty-five years since my
liitle story began, and I wonder
w hat made me remeruler it to-day.
Nolnintr in the surroiiudiug circum
stances, 1 am sure; yet, in the midst
of this crowded city, while the
streets were yet full of light and
life, all fit oino I thought of that
gray, cool evening, the silent wsrt
ii ess of the lonely garden, and the
plaintivesry of some lost lamb on
the mountains. My uncle had gone
nearly two liotirs Wfore to see a dy
ing child in the village: but the twi
light lingers long in the northern
latitude, and, , though it was near
ly ten o'clock, I put on my hat and
sauntered down to meet him. I had
not far to go, but 1 wan astonished
to find him accompanied by a young
man known a "Dark Harry Hen
shawe." Both of them seemed to
be tinder great emotion, the doctor
look my hand silently, and yoiinjr
Hcushawe neither raise I iiisi eyotf
i;or opened bis mouth. 1 knew tiiat
ho Lad a veiy l.d i.ume in all the
country side, and that the shadow
of a great crime hung over him,
therefore my astonishment wasttill
greaer when he followed my uncle
into !i;s study, and, alter remaining
there a few minutes, went away
agv.ts without speaking a word to
an v of the family.
?'Wed." nald aunt Mary, "after
"I'ncle, to supper, I suppose; per
haps he will explain."
But he did not until prayers were
over and the servants were iu their
room; then list told us that Harry
had demanded money from him on
his way home, in a way which left
no tfoiibt as to his intcuiions.
"What did you do, uncle? Did
you give him monev?''
1 said, "No, no Harry; what I
have on me i. not worth the taking;
but if you will walk beside me, and
tell me all your trouble, 1 will lend
you enough to make a man of you
Aunt Mary looked injured, Hiid
her knitting needles spokelbr her.
"Don't be Ki'ievot, wilel i The lad
has been driven to dc.lrcatiou by
false accusations, aud he is innocent;
upon my word, 1 intend to help liiiu
lo prove it."
"How? By a uew trial?''
"No; by a new life. I have lent
him $liK, and he has gone to Texas."
"Not a very good reformatory
school, I should think."
" Where liod directs thodisc ipliiie.
every school is good. Come, wif-,
bo hopeful and charitable."
' Next day I heard from aunt Mary
something of the young man's his
tory. Three summer ago. he had
formed Ihe acquaintance of a gen
tleman who, partly as a tourist and
partly as a sportsman, had spent sev
eral months iu the neighborhood.
For many weeks their friendship
had been t marvel, then cilhtr
familiarity bred contempt, or jeaK
ousy kindled hatred.' They qtinrell
ed oiH'iily ami furiously. Three
days ul'terwurils the body of the
straugvr was found terribly man
gled at the foot of Barrow's ClilT,
and Harry-was arrested for Hie ninr
der. He was eventually acquillrsl
for want t evidence, but lov found
every one's, ftce dark and every
one's heart hard against him; nol
even the woman he loved believed
him innocent, and lie sullcied keen
ly from that' negative punishment,
which is nioro grievous than many
stripes, lie sunk loweraud lower,
and the previous night in adriinkcii
brawl bail struck lo the ground one
of his companions. Not caring lo
undergo the imprisonment and sus
pense, Which would be the result, he
topH'il my tinele and dcnia ided
money to flee with.' He got it, and
also something far better, 'for every
gift of noble origin is breathed up
on by hope's pcretiial breath. " I
thought at intervals for a few weeks
of the dark, reckless face, which
had looked into my life for a moment
and then he passed, a I supposed,
forever into the shadow land of
Twelve years afterwards, I found
myself one hot day in August sail
ing np the Buffalo bayou, a beautiful
lagoon in southeastern Texas. I'p
the narrow stream, darkem-d by it.
arcade of live oaks and magnolias,
we slow Ir made our way. The hot
perfumed uir, the unreal, speclral
look of every thing, gave me the sen
sation of dreaming. On till Ihe
crew and passengers a kind of hush
ed tranquility had fallen, broken on
ly by the slow laboring of the en
gine, or the la.y thud of some ali
galor taking the water. 1 noticed
now, lor the first lime, how silence
is inlciisilied by sympathetic num
bers; t hen il i complete, "a loneli
ness to he felt," hut lht! soul bathes
in sin-h stillness, and hears in il
"something which throws antiquity i
itself into ihe foreground." It last"
ed long; but, just as i was beginning
to feet il oppressive, we came ID n
opeuiug in the dense loHiae, and a
clear strong voice said, "Wake up,
! ranged this i the baffle! field of
San .Lu-into." Then we gathered
roini'l him w hile he told, iu words
that moved the heart like a trumpet,
the old slory over again. How the
laud wax sick with tyranny, nnd
could be lined with nothing but
blood. And the trees parted more
am! iiioi I-, ami ihe moon shone full
on the speaker, suddenly llierecuine
to my lemiMiibianee the cold, fresh
noi I hi in air, the solemn mountains
and the misty moorlands, and I said
"That i my name, madam. Par
don me if I forget yours."
"Von. never heard mine, but ou
w ill rciiieinber Car.-hroi.k, and the
hid linlll vliiilil etcrv lioilv railed
Dr. Will' . '
Then he look my hand and kissed
it, just as I had seen him kins mv
uncle'-', when they stood
in the dying d ivlighl, lb.
and Ihe saved. When we w
he (old InC the siibseqii-ii
rl e alone,
i nci c w as noi inn"; I final s.llili in
it, be had hired hiiu-clf to a lace
slock raiser, but had plo-.eied so
well Ihat now he himself owned a
tine ranch and quile a part rial bal
number ot horses, i -at lie, ami sheep."
"Are you married ?"' asked.
"No, no!" he replied sorrowfully,
"A niiie I tuned against ine) in niy
trouble, and I've Im--ii allraid lo
trts another Woman."
Alter u lew In i miles' silence. J.
added, ".My home is in the far West,
lietouil sau Aulo.i3 and it is hard
ly likely we shall meet again."
"But the eternal future is hcf.n-i
ii-. If we part here, which wav do
you go ?"
"Heavenward, madam, I trust,"
and he looked into my face Willi a
grave hut happy nsstirraiicf
"My uncle's loan is paid, I sup
pose?" "The end of the first year saw the
principal paid ; the iu teres I I j.av
regularly lo every poor mici able
fellow 1 sen. If 1 say a word of pro
mise lo some despairing wrecth, I
tell him that is whai. Dr. Will said
to me; and if I help him with a few
needful dollars, I say, "That is the
interest ofw h.it Dr. Will set me on
my feet w ilh;" and it's very seldom,
madam, the gilt goes to the bad, for
every unselfish gift prospers."
"Dr. Will would be a happy mau
if he could see and hear Vou to
day." "He will be happy enough when
we both stand before God, and 1 say
"1 was going lo hell, aud this good
man stopped me, he did not pas by
on the other side and leave me with
the irreparable." There were tears
in both our eyes, when, al ter a short
pause, he went on: "And the good
did not stop with inc ; on my vvay
back, I met other weary and sinful
souls, and I stopped thcin ; and so
there Is quite a little company walk
ing heavenward that would have
been going the other way but. for
Dr. Will's 1C0. Nay, there are
some, 1 honestly believe, safe there
already, nnd so whfit his time comes,
he will flnct 'friends there friend
made by Ihe mammon of "unright
eous, who will receive him into ev
When we parted, I felt so kindly
to him that 1 snid, "Farewell, Har
ry ! Vou see 1 call yon by your
And he smiled ralher sadly, and
answered, "Sol think - Chritaii!
should rail one another." '
I think to-day of that solemn par
ting hy the garden gale, when the
young inaa made the vow he kept,
and the old man blessed and cheered
and helped him ; and 1 try to ima
gine that blescd meeting when the
souls those precious woids and that
41 saved come, in the garb of those
shinning one, to welcome the old
man )kulc ; and I know there will
he rejoicing among the angels, and
bet ler than all, the Master's assuring
thanks, "Thou didst it unto inc."
- - - - .
rrii Ihe Nasliville I'nion, l-l Inst."
VI retina: of Ike Irn.orralic I; x ecu
Tho "eiitlemcn composing the
DeiiHMi-atic Kxcculive Committee
of the State met in response to the
call of their Chairman, Hon. Dorsey
15. Thomas, , at the Battle House iu
this t-ily, on yesterday, to devise
uieans looking'to the more perfect
and permanent organization of the
Kutire good feeling and unity of
sentiment characterized their delib
eration. F. 0. Dunnington was unanimous
ly chosen by the Committee as their
. t '-ol S. P. Ivuis.ot Fast Teiiueascc,
having tendered his resignation as a
member of the State Executive Com
mittee, ou motion, Gcu. William A.
yuarles, Ihe President of the last
Democratic Slat Convention, was
requested to appoint his successor.
Horace II. Lurton, Ksq.-, of Mont
gomery, prepared anil reported, by
request, Ihe following resolutions",
looking to a more LhorougU aud ef
fective organization of the party in
this State, which were unanimously
YV hereas,this Committee has here
tofore railed upon I he Congressional
Committees to perfect the organiza
tion of Kxeciitive Committees iu
Ihe respective counties composing
their districts; ami whereas, the
Congrcftsiniial Committee have fail
ed lo art,' aud a large majority of
Ihe counties arc without any official
organization; therefore, belt
1. Resolved, That this Committee
recognize all county committees
whose organization has been here
tofort .'i'lecleL w hclher their or
ganization rests upon the authority
of the various congressional com
mittees or upon I ln mil borily ol the
2. That where no county coiinnit
Ices now exist, this committee) do
proceed to nominate and appoint a
committee composed of five mem
bers in each county in the Slate, and
such committee shall be the execu
tive committee for such county.
3. That the Secretary ol this com
mittee, after the appoint incut of
such committees), shall open a cor
respondence with the chairman ol
each county committee, requiring
each chairman to organize their re
spect! vc committees, uud to perfect
the county organizations by causing
the organization of sub-commit tec
iu each civil district, and lo forward
the names of Ihe county commit Ice
men and civil district commit tee
men to the Secretary of this Com
mittee. 4. That the Secretary of this com
mit too shall open h correspondence
with the National Democratic Com
mittee, informing t hem of our or
taui.alion, and furnishing said Com
niit lee with the mime and post-office
of each memler of this committee,
and the name and address of the
chairman and secretary of each con
gressional com mil lee: and that the
secretary of this committee open a
correspondence with the congress
ional I leliioci al ie commit lee inform
ing fhein of our organization and
furnishing them wilh the names aud
addresses of each member of this
committee, of the congressional
committee and of the county com
6. That the secretary of this coill
millee shall keep, in' a well bound
book, the name and address of each
Stale, congressional, county, and
civil district committee-man.
Ceu. Alex. Campbell, of Madison,
introduced the following additional
resolutions. There being a number
of prominent Democrats from dif
ferent portions of the State present
bv invitation, a general interchange
of sentiments was called for. Elo
quent and effective S(eeches were
made by Gov. John C. Brown, ex
Gov. Isham G. Harris, lien. Wni.B.
Bale, Hon. James Al. Ouarles, Col.
John M. Heining and Col. John C.
Burch, upon importance of unity iu
the parlv and expression of their
cordial approval of the sentiments
embodied in the resolutions ofGei
Campbell, which, after mature con
sideration i,y the commit tee, were
una ui moii sly adopted:
The Democratic Stale Committee
of Tennessee, having assembled iu
obedience lo the call of its chair
man, and having disposed of Mich
business as related to its organiza
tion tuid readiness for future work,
Resolve, 1. That the test of lime
and the experience ot the member
of this committee establish that
without organization there can be
2. Without dictating to our friends -iu
the North, whose faith and hope
sre iu the preservation of self-government
and constitutional princi
ples; wo declare that whatever con
tingencies mar arise, without the
union of the Democracy of the
I'nion II, ere i but little hope of the
I u I it re.
.1. We declare for a united Dem
ocracy first, last, and all the time,
to Ihe end Ihat success may crow n
our effort jn the next Presidential
canvass, iu failure I hereof, that the
administration of the local State
governments may lie preserved to
the Democracy as the last abiding
hope of constitutional liberty on
the American continent.
There being some uiiliiiished busi
ness before the committee, they ad
journed to meet again at H o'clock
D. B. THOMAS, Ch'n.
F. C. Dr.NMNOToN, Secretary.
The Paris litttUitjtitctr, of the
li'ih, record the burning of four
tobacco barns in Henry county la-t
w eek, each containing about lifleeii
hundred pounds of tobacco, viz:
ihat of IL II. T'harpe, six miles from
Paris, We. Turner, near Manstield.
.luo. Cowan, near Mansfield and
I rank Martin, neur Haglcrsvillc.
'The opponents of Gov. Brown are
endeavoring to deceive the public
ity declaring that he urges an in
crcaso of faxes to pay the interest
on the bonded debt" of the Stale,
when in fact Gov. Brown recom
mends, a decrease of taxes ten cents
on the hundred dollars and clearly
leaves Ihe payment of interest to the
next Legislature which will be bet
ter able to determine what should
be done, thau can now be decided by
this Legislat u rc. Union.
The Washington J'atriot make
this point ou t, rant's thanksgiving
proclamation: "live days to pre
pare for martial law and thirty davs
An officer from Georgia ha ar
rived in Washingtou with a warrant
for the arrest of Governor Bullock
on tho charge of a misappropriation
of the State bonds. Had he not re
signed it was the intention of the
authorities in the State to proceed
with his impeaehmeiit. The storv
joes that two or three millions are
Lxplo.iotl of TtvoKoilei
St. Lsjuis, Oct. SO. A boiler in
Vulcan Iron Works, South St. Lou
is, ex ploded about 10 o'clock this
morning, and an hour after another
blowup. James McEnory was fa
tally scalded and seven or eight oth
ers more or less severely. No ma
terial damage doiic to property.