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KNOXVHXE, TENN. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1870.
Au ImiiieiiHe CoMConrfto or loolc Mnrcli
lo the Cemetery.
. . J. V " "
Dceorntlou of the OrnvcH 1y Young I.mllow.
NpoecUcs or Hon. S. N. lliirilctt ami Col. S
II. Itoyd, of Missouri.
Early yesterday morning, the streets wcro
thronged with citizens from ilio surrounding
country, to pay their annual tribulo of affection
to the memory of those who, nt thd llrst dread
alarm of war, rallied in defenso or their country
nd fell lighting for tho flag they loved.
Col. Thornburgh and his aids were in the sad
dle by eleven o'clock, and tho procession began
forming half an hour later, in front of tho court
house, on Main street, in tho following order,
1st Chief Marshal.
2d Brass Band. - ,
3d "Wagons with flowers.
4th Mayor and City Council of Knoxvillo.
Gth Speakers in carriages, escorted by Collcgo
Cadets, on foot. -
6th, Car, with Misses representing thccovoral
States of tho Union.
7lh Steam Firo Engine, J. 0. Luttroll;
Fountain No 2, and Niagara engines.
8th Citizens in carriages.
Oth Citizens on horseback.
The proCcssion'moved in tho order designated
in tho programme previously published, and was
preceded and followed by thousands to the Na
The grounds wero entered from tho western
avenue, from tho Jacksboro' Pike, and nrriving
opposite thq speakers' stand, the young ladies
wearing badges bearing tho names of the dif
ferent States', of .the Union, alighted and formed
around tho flagstall', and in a fow moments they
proceeded to the decoration ceremonies, assisted
by noarly all tho ladies and littlb girls present,
tho band playing a djrgo while tho flowers wero
After prayer by llov,T."V.IIumes,D.D.,Judgo
t). P. Temple, in a few eloquent remarks, intro- I
duccd to tho audience Hon. S. S. Burdctt, of i
Missouri, who addressed tho immense coucourso
as follows :
Mil. iiurdett's speech.
Hurrying through valleys and over mountains
mado classic by portcntioua events, whoso results
of weal and woo aro branded into-tho enduring
history of the ages, Igrcet to-diiy a vast congre-
ation upon whoso fuces. I havo never looked
eforo, whoso forms, after these sad rites shall
havo ended, I may never seo.again; yet I greet
i you as kindred, for have wo not come, though
from afar, to toll tho boll for brethren departed,
to say in tho Congregation of tho dead, "Alas!
One year ago I chanced to bo in tho city of
New Orleans, and rambling in its environs I savr
a place of scpulche. and over its gateway writ
ten "The HetJrow Best," Tho' plRce was bcau
fuljin its'garnituro of jnarblo slab and shaft and
shrine tho handiwork of mortals whoso busy
hands, as with repeated blows, they smoothed
find shaped tho ready marble, but told tho com
ing, coming hour of dissolution to each busy ,
' workman; and still moro beautiful in its rich ar-
Tay of tree and shrub and flower, each by ita
summor'a " perfection, .its winter's death, its
.spring-time bloom, presaging that mortality
which blanches tho face in tho day of man's
strength andpride, and.forcshadows that immor
tality whoso bloom of hope is thb soul's heritage;
and yet moro beautiful than all, it seemed to me,
was that fit and happy writing o'er tho portal,
which, to tho parser-by, whoso feet wore weary,
whoso back was bent beneath life's heavy load,
gavo word of welcome not to the .dark, tho
dank, the dread, tho cold burying yard but to
oycry wanderer of Israel's race, gave beckon
ing to rest , ,
Since that day, I havo never passod a place of
sepulchre but to eeo in fancy written o'er iti en
trance, "The placoof rest," and so our brethren
sleep hero; here our comrades rest. But sleep
is tho night'rf calm tho silonco of darkness.
Rests demands for hersulf that no sound offoot
fiteps, no voico of .contention, no jargon of lot
tery or of blami arrest her mict. Ot all sounds
that fall from human lips, distant music is to
her alone welcome, for there is somewhere with
in us all, -whether civilized or savage, a recog
nition, in thq poor molodies of. earth, of tho
grander anthems of tho eternal, and toward
which tho ear will unbidden turn. But why,
then, como wo hero to wako tho slumbering
echoes in this their refugo from life's too rudo
alarms? "Why beat tho drum whoso clangor
drowned their last sad Cry of pain? why
-march with martial tread among their graves,
and call their names, and laud their deeds?
Thoyxlo not hear. They aro not here. Tho
worm has claimed them. Of all iho three thou
sand, there is not, left a lino, a lineament for re
cognition. "Wero every gravo to open, no moth
or would look within and say, "This is he, my
first born I this, was he, my child 1" Aro we,
then, mocking their shadows? OH, no I wo
havo brought an offering not of food and drink
and clothing, or of implements of warfaroor tho
chase, as ruder peoples do for fancied usq of their
dead companions oui oi nowers, irngam now
rs. natnre'B own incenso to naturo'R God. chaw
lcts,not so much for the gravo's inhabitants as for
their works which do lollow tnem. To-day and
np.rhnns to-morrow tho household kindred will
prounouncothenames written onvour numbered
rnrords. with recollection of tho forms and looks
nna voices of tho' lost ones: but nnotller genera
tion shall scarce havo flllod our empty places cro
individual sacrmccs snau, savo io uio low con
spicuous names who chanced to lead the strife,
bo lost to recollection, and only tho great result
commemorated by those who, reaping tho result
nf ihU niir hnman nlnntincr. mav uausG as thev
gather in tho rich havest to bless the hand that
sowed for them tho costly seed. "Wo may well
pause ere wejgiva reply to tho question which
confronts, us for answer, whenever wo marshal
on occasions of this kind, tho croat cost in life
and treasure if wo did not succeed at too great
a sacrinco ; ana yet i cannot nnu ciner rcpiy
than that to havo done less "Would Jiavo proyed
us unminciuu oi wo ouiy weoweu io puinoium,
to our own veneration, to the nast. and more cs
pccially io that great futuro.pf whose budding
glories wo catch faint glirupses-when wo lift our
oyes, from preeenf pursuits and ambitions.' Nor
do I;belle'vps' that, after.- tho ' grAYo'vShall 'Jiave
gallicred in tho generation who now'possess tho
land, hiding in its 'tunplo chambors as well tho
personal recollections and vountings of tho suc
cessful, as the wounded pride, tho bitter mem
ories of tho defeated, that there will bo found,
within tho borders or our common inheritance,
a sinf lo American citizen no matter who his
ancestor, no, malter "what tho traditions of his
house who will not join with uncovered head
in that requiem which each year shall bo chanted
in memory of thoso who sleep beneath our fqct,
and of whoso heroism wo sing to-day. I am an
enthusiast, and yet I cannot placo upon my
own mind's canvass, nor army with paltry
speech, thoso suro glories which aro marching
to our realization as a .nation, and Upon which
I know I shall foast my oyes, should It bo
vouchsafed to mo to reach that ago which leans
upon tho stall' and seeks the grave in tho slmplo
trust of second childhood.
For this realization, now past all question Se
cured, tho flrst, tho decisive, tho indispensable
condition was a united country, n one free peo
ple. Shall wo pauso and gratefully survey the
land thoso dead men gavo us? ijhall wo lift our
eyes from contemplating' the harrow limit of
individual ownership or ambition long enough
to soo for ourselves as other peoples see, and
covet tho greater logacy of our national great
ness and glory ?
AVhal is thero within tho range of tho wildest
wish that is not ours? "What resource, fit for
ornament or tiso, that is not ready to the open
hand? From ocean to ocean spread the billows
of mountain and valley, of lakoand river; from
tho frozen North, through Temperate, to Tor
rid1 Zone, humanity, in nil its varied types and
forms, finds climate, food and soil in exact ac
cord with eacli recurring want. Multiform as
aro man's wants, can wo not supply them nil ?
If at some future day, moved by tho impulse of
patriotism, there should bo gathered at your
capital an asscmblV'Trom overy varied ecction
of our land, to mako offering from thcii otores.
they would ring upon your altar every metal
known to, ornament or uso ; build a now sanctu
ary with stones moro marvelous, and woods
lore precious than tho Tyriaii ever saw; hang
s walls with cloths finorthan tho purplo of
Arabia; .offer for tho sacrifice every clean beast
Jit for an oblation, and fill its stores with every
fruit and grain and drink known to the hungry
of tho earth. "Whilst gathering at tho altar, tho
children of one country should bo found tho
masters of every trado and profession, tho typo
and best representative of overy civilized race.
Tho fathers who laid for us tho foundation on
which tho national structure isbuildcd.eaw with
no uncertain eye that their legacy to us had its
chief value in tho cement of union, and so over
that structuro wo call tho Constitution" build
ed for beauty mid for glory" they set in shining
words tho beacon, saying, "In order to form a
more perfect Union 1"
Our brethren sleeping horo, turning at thofirst
signal of war with'rovcrcntoyojtoward the hopo
of tho fathers, fortho fathers' work and for tho
futuro's heritage, pave tho lifo which was theirs
to give gave it .gladly oourtdd .tho last sleep,
catrcrly. and hnvinir found it-s6. do thev not
sleep well ay'o ? '
For freedom hallows with her trend
The silent cities of thylciul.
And beautiful in ilcutu'nre they
Who proudly full In her array s
And soon, Oh, Uoddcss I may wo he
Forever more with them nnd theo."
Mr. Chairman "When tho beloved Sarah.
well stricken in year rested from her labors.'
tho Patriarch, not cefntent to lay her in tho val
ley, under the spreading palm or ucsmo the
common stream, sought nmongtho sons of Iletli,
in Hebron, a rcsting-placel and with his shekels
of silver, bought tho cave of Machpola and tho
fields and tho trees rounLalrout. that ho might
bury there "his dead out of sight."
,"Wo cl 10030 pur hoictist spots, our sunniest
hillsides eomo'of us near tp our door-step, un
der the shade of tho door-yard tree, dig tho
eravo of the child or tho wife who. when livinir.
rested under its shade. Tho Indian savago lin
gers around our" fields, not' for the purpose of
hunting game,but because thegravosof his fath
ers aro there. And.o from ancient days humani
ty has borno testimony to that bettor part of affec
tionthat divinity which holds up the soul
above the clay. V e choose a resting-place for
the dead. I envy those who dwell In this si
lence. I onvy them their everlasting compan
ionship of hill and dale, of greenest field and
brightest flower. I envy thorn tho watch and
ward of a people the fame of whose patriotism
has tilled the land ; ana well 1 know mat now
overmuch neglected or forgotten may bo other
National burying'grounds, that ao spring-timo
shall ever come in the most distant to-morrow,
when the daughters of theso mountains snau
forget to spread the garland' or drop tho tear. I
know not whv it is. but it was over, so.-.that
among tho dwellers of the mountains have ever
been found those virtues of patriotism, of social
excellence, of religious ireodom, or Uod-ieanng
devotion, which added to our stores of history
their most illustrious examples. Porhaps it is
that tho clear, puro breath of heaven you
breathe, tho rushing streams, the rugged land
scape, and tho towering peak, reveal in clearer
view tho greatness and goodness of tho Master.
I confess that, unprepared for a speech, I was
...til. ti nnllonMiin trt ,1 n 1 nft ol.'n n
journey here, that I might look into tho faces of
tills lar-tamcd people to seo 1110 oiu men wnoso
unyieiaing uovoiion io 1110 union uuhiik iuu
terrible struggle was a beacon-light to tho loyal
army; to 6Co tho noblo women whoso hands
ministered to tho lost wants of tho horocs who
sleep in theso mounds to-day; to seo tho young
men wnoso strong arms ana sioui ueans icniBuvu
material aid to our noblo cause, and from them
learn tho eloquenco of patriotic action. I came
not hero to instruct, but to learn how to lovo
my country better; camo to tho Mecca, yea, to
tho very Jerusalem of patriotic worship, to re
new tho spirit of devotion to country nnd free
dom's causo. And' "now I havo a duty to .per
form a mcssago of thankfulness to deliver.
Thero are buried here, no doubt, citizen soldiors,
the children of tho peoplo among whom I havo
found n hosnitnbla homo. For them. I thank
you that you havo not forgotten to bedeck the
graves of Missouri soldiers. Freo Missouri, re
joicing in the blessings of freedom, and freo
from tiio curse's .of tho past, sends a greeting to
tho bravo sons of East Tennessee, and in tho
namo of her bravo men and women, I thank
you for your patriotism and respect for tho
liravo dead wo ail Honor ana ioye.
At tho conclusion of Mr. Burdett's remarks,
Capt, A. J. Hicks introduced Col. S. S. Boyd,
member of Congress from Missouri, and by
birth u Teunesseean. Col. Boyd was comman
der of the celebrated Lyon Legion, and created
a reputation excelled by fow officers cf his rank
in the service. His remarks wcro listened to
witR great Attention.
col. hoyd's bpkecii. -
!r 'Trhn.rjrnn'i' AVniw of tlilT'ReDublio'; . uromtlted
"by "brotherly love,has fittingly appointed and
designated this as an annual commemoration
May-day, dedicated to tho honor ami. memory
of their alfiftiiiner comrades.
That powerful organization, numbering over
half a million of tho American soldiery, who
marched with Christian fortitude and courago
under the shadow of the flag of freedom tho
flag of.the fathers oftho Republic armed with
tho destructive elements of war, to enforce the
blood-scaled covenants of the American Kepub
llo in thoso disaffected parts of our country, and
rcstprp pcaco and order therein, has most ap
nrovintrlv and appropriately directed theso
limiors in their fill Ion comrades.
This floral decoration ia tho most liuro and
and beautiful, ulfectlonata atid expressive of tho
bruised hearts of this National Brotherhood;
it appears so because fQrty mjlUqnof people
accept it, and join together as tho spontaneous
ebulltion of ono soul nnd ono heort, ono pur
pose and ono thought.
From ocean to ocean, from lako to gulf, by
common consent Qf tho American people, this is
deccration day commemoration of the hcroio
deeds of the fallen braves who lio entombed in
thoso cities oftho dead.
Tho nation to-day, clothed in tho solemnity
Of mourning, bedecks these graves wherein
sleeps in consecrated burial, the martyred sol
dier of equal rights to all men, tho culmination
in fact and in '.truth of n perfect government
This votiro celebration, inaugurated at the
close of tho war by fathers, mother, sisters and
brothers, widows nnd orphans, will bo as eternal
and as life long as the principles of freedom it
self. "Wo will cherish with our bruised hearts
tho Virtues and manly heroism oftho American
Soldiery who ore buried in this reverential
sepulchre ns long as the memories of the warare
fresh, whose fires aro to bo eternal. No spiritof
anger actuate, no rovengo prompts, no deformed
pndo of an impudent victor directs thasoelmn
ceremonies, the floral exorcises, tho songs and
musicin this national decoration; no unbecoming
allusion in word, action, or oven thought to a
fallen foe or a lost cause, in all this grand patri
otic assemblage of Tcnnesseeans is heard, seen,
"Wo cherish their virtue?, their deeds; we
freely give this, poor nnd liumblo offering as it
is, ot our lovo and our faith in the legacy which
cost them their existence,-and as au annual cov
enant ronowed, -that wo "will perpetuate, protect
and defend that old flag oven at the noblo sacri
flco which you, American soldiers, made will
wo likewiso make. "Wc do not swear to do
moro than you did to maintain tho honor of that
old banner, but by tho recollections of tho ter
rible conflicts of tho past, in which you wero all
heroes, and thofruitfnl onticipationsof thogrand
future, we swear to do no less; nnd tho spirit of
each green mound wn name as witnesses to this
our covenant. To cherish, to hold sacred your
memories, is heaven-born and Qod-givon. Our
duty to do so was traditionally enjoined, begin
ning witli the primal annual commemoration by
nnd under tho inspiration of tho Grand Army of
tho Republic; and oneo a year we will como
down from our mountain and valley homes for
all time to conle, and count one inoro day in
thoso votivo exercises under tho waves of this
samo old Hag, witli garlands, green and spring's
emblems of love and affection, with patriotic
firo in our hearts, kindled with cherished rccol
loclions of thoso heroes in tho Egyptian dark
ness Of our country's throes, bedeck tho graves
known and unknown tho nation's chil
dren our comrados; demanding, too in
this golden covenant fdr tho unknown child
of tho Republic lying yonder, in his namo
and by his memory, a bar- rier to prevent
another recurrence of a rebollion in this,
now mourning and yet prosperous coun
try. And, comrades, with these fond recollec-tions-of
our martyred comrades, wo here, us in
our camps and posts, swear to a unity of States,
permanency of government, and paramount al
legiance to a single sovereign government, pro
tection and caro to and for tho.widow ana or
phan of thoso who -will no moro forever como
homo to cheer tho desolate hearthstone and fire
circle to dry up and wipe away tho tears of
gloom and loneliness, and bo a national com
forter for losses irreparable,
This' custom, nswell becomfith a highly civi
lized and Christian people, all indoctrinated into
one common cause, ono common country, one
common end nnd destiny, should bo solemnly
observed through all future time.
It may be political, as distinguished from des
potic government tjt Is not partisan, and nover
cau be, becauso of its national and universal en
dorsement, because it is tho spontaneous out
pourings of tho heart and sout ; it is the elo
quence of inspiration painted on tho canvas of
timo as beautiful, grand and sublime as tho
drawings ot the matchless itapiiaci, and as
demonstrative and porfect as the Illustrations of
the illustrious Angel on the blue canopy oftho
firmament. It imparts the all-absorbing and
consuming patriotism of a great and powerful
peoplo to the rising generation, planting in their
hearts lovo of country, to the exclusion of all
privatQ ends ana sciusn aims ; it nres their souls
to deeds of greatness and ennobling acts of
Christianity , it blights nothing, but enriches
all; it erects hurch spires, and educates tho
mind: it concentrates tho enthusiasm of the
youthful man to ono singlocyclopeanoblcct, tho
development oi tuis uovornment, in us Human
izing career in tho car of progress, such as no
people over befere set in motion, and against
which no opposition can in the least obstruct or
mislead Such is tho invaluable lesson taught
to tho rising generation by those solemn, duties
to the memory of a nation's dead.
"The rudiments of empire here
Are plastio yet and wunu,
Tho dittos of u mifrhty world
Is rounding into form."
Thi beautiful and lovely oxerciso of to-day in
tho strewing of flowers whoso pefuines nro waft
ed by tho zephyrs heavenward, so should tho
earnest prayers of men nnd womui rise to tho
throno oftho ono eternal God for peace glorious
peace and War ravogo war may nover again
bo visited upon this favored land, and may
such ardent invocations presented to tho Most
Ilich. bv that ancelic army of mediators from
thoso national heaetombs bring showers of
peace, heavenly grace, anil blessings ot salva
tion to us a nation. May it be of such power
and force as to blot out lorever, the sophistry
of Shnkospcaro when ho taught in poetic tyre,
"that tho white man rules tho day, and tho
black man rules the night," and that other
too-true saying of Golriel, "that tho law rules
tho poor man, and tho rich man rules tho law,"
and that our aim, purpose, and destiny is a
covernmcnt of homoerenict.v. wero it possible
with our frail human natures to draw lines Of
demarcation and distictloli as between tho
militnrv organization of the suiritual city as id-
dlcatedby the inscriptions, above all others tho
inner veil of our hearts turn with fondost affec
tion and spring-time caresses lo thoso centuums
bearing the sign Qf tho " unknown," If ono
sarchonhacrus is entitled to a floral discrimina
tion in this jnauspllum, Hfavors without argu
ment that comprehcnsivo 'unknown.' Tho great
antedcluvian law giver tho God like Moses,
who, upon Mount Smai, face to face, commun
ed as no man bofii Of woinair. Ho who thun
dered forth dcicts to a world is in tho land of
Moab, but non'o oxeept scraphims can indicato
tho placoof burial, "unknown" is a sepulcral
signification awakening tho lovo nnd sympathy
and challenging tho oxcigraphcr for a rccon
ciliablo definition. "With Moses aro theso spir
its catalogued anp. enrolled, invtho great Book
and reglstor of time, and to'' us will bo "un
nkown" until we enlist in tho bettalllons of
. r- "On fame's eternal camplne eround
Their silent tents aro sprend.
And glory guards with allent sound
Tho bivauoo of the dead."
REMARKS OY COL NELSOJf,
Col, 1). M. Nelson was introduced tho audi
onco at tho close of Col. Boyd's address, arid
mado a short speech, "which wm'well received.
I.VCIDEKTfJ OF THE DAY,
The weather was pleasant for tho season, and
though warm, was not sultry. But the march
to tho cemetery was a long one, and some fow
suffered from tho heat of tho Sun, Coft Terry,
who was on the speakers' s stand, wasr seized with
a fainting spell, but soon recovered. Several
ladies, wo aro informed, also fainted, but wcro
rovjved by sprinkling water in their facon.
Tho committee appointed to secure a supply of
fresh water deserve especial mention for tho ablo
manner In which thoy performed their duty.
Mr. EH Hixon, of tho East Tennessee, Virginia
ana ueorgu nauroau, Kept an cngino running
to tho grounds every half hour with a Supply of
cool water, rendered still cooler by a liberal sup
ply of ice, furnished by Mr. Kern. Buckets
of water wcro constnnly passed among tho vast
concourse, and but few suffered from thirst. Tho
thanks' of tho committee aro due Hixon nnd tho
East Tennessee, Virginia rtnd Georgia Railroad
for their very kind offices.
Col. Thoriilmrgh and his assistants managed
the procession in a, manner highly crcditablo to
themselves and eminently satisfactory to thoso
participating in tho procession, showing that
they hadn't forgotten their tactics. '
THE DAY . ,
Pawed off without any disturbance, or any
extra labor on tho part of tho police, "Many of
tho stores and other homes of business wero
closed, and the city woro appearanco of a; gala
day. Many distinguished gentlemen vrero pres
ent, of local nolo and from a distance. Among
the latter wo noticed Mayor Van Gilder and
several of tho Aldermen.
Wcro . abundant, aud tho sellers of such
commodities had a good thing of it. The
JCinzol Brothers had an ico crcanl" and soda
wator'stand justoutsidotho cemetery, and Sun
dry peddler's of lemonado and cakes did n flour
THE WELSH QLEE CLUB.
Tho "Welsh Glco Club, led by MrRichards,
gavo Interest to tho oxcrccs by soino splendid
vocal music, appropriate to the occasion. "Tho
Grave of Bonaparto'' and ."Wrap tho flog
nrouud mo, boys, to' bo my winding sheet," wet
well rendered, and were heard With much intcr
iqtercd by tho largo nudienco.
PROCEEDINGS OP THE LEGISLATURE.
Knoxvillo aud Kentucky Railroad In
vestigated. Tho Exposure of Startling Frauds.
$100,000 in Donds Unaccounted For.
Special Dispatch to tho Chronicle.!
NXsiiville. May 25. Tho bill to con
fiolidato the Jacksboro' turnpike with tho
Knoxvillo and Kingston turnpike passed.
A bill to secure hornefltcads to heads of
families, except for payment of public tax
The Senate went into executive session
on the appointment of Railroad Directory
arid confirmed the following: For the
East TenneKo, Virgina and Georgia Rail
road, John Blevins and D. M. Nelson ;
Kuoxvilo and Kentucky Railroad, J. M.
Agee, AVm. Casey, J. C. Chiles, James
Rodgers, Q. H. Ragsdalo and John VVil
liams; Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and
Charleston Railroad, J. C. Moses, J. 11.
"Waisman, J. M. Thornhurg, John E.
Helms, of Knox; R. N. Hood, Charles
Gates, W. A. Walker, M.I,. McConnell, of
The House bill to establish the county of
Hnmblin out of Jefferson and Grainger
Messrs, Peyton, Faulkner, Nelson, Cle
mentsou, Etheridgo and Slaughter wero
appointed a joint committee to re-district
the Judicial Circuits and Chancery Divis
ions oftho State.
Tim Senate resolution for n committee to
demand the author of a certain card pub
lished in the Knoxvillo CirnoNici.B, and
tho names of tho alleged Railroad corrup
tlonists, was agreed to, and Messrs. Kelly
nnd Cox appointed on tho committeo on
tho nart of tho House.
The resolution ordering tho printing of
500 copies of tho Railroad Committee re
ports was adopted.
A bill for tho election of Governor and
members of tho General Assembly, to tike
place as provided in the New Constitution,
The bill to regulate the elective franchiso
in accordance with tho New Constitution
Nashvili-e, May 20. The Joint Select
Committee on tho alleged schqol fund
frauds made a report full of soothing sen
tences and excuses. Tho Committeo was
discharged and.500 copies of tho report or
A resolution to burn tho bills of tho
Bank 'of Tennessee In tho hands of tho
fitato Treasury, to the amount qf $315,000,
was adopted under n suspension of tho
rules and referred to tho Judiciary Com
bill to regulate the poll tax, providing
that males over twenty-ono years of ago
shall pay fifty centa for State, and not ?noro
for county and, corporation, purposes, the
money to be devoted to schools, passod first
readinc and was referred to the Judicial
Nasjivw.e, May 27, Thu joint resolu
tion providing for the destruction of the
Ttnnlr nf 'PennehRCft notes, old issue, which
hrtvn 1ip-ii received for taxes, was modified
Uq AH to provide for tli presence of throe;
Senators at tho time and place f burninpc
Mr. Cleirientson submitted the ronort of '
the Investigating Committeo on tho Knox
villo and Kentucky Railroad, yhlch ws
received aud COO copies ordered printed.
A bU preventing thcinternjarrlngo of ,
white and colored persons, and making tho
parties Hnblo to a elinrgo of felony, passed
A bill to amend the rovonuo laws, ex
empting $1,000 worth ofpcrftonnl ostato In
the possession of citizens, ps"cd.
Tho Senate receded from its action,
amending the House resolution to ndjourn
on Monday to attend tho tlocorntion exor- ,
eiscs at the Nntldnnl Cemetery. Tho House
resolution to adjourn on that -occasion was
A resolution dirt-cling the Attorney Gau
eral to ceminenca proceedings against Mr.
Arnell for money received from the School
Fund was referred.
The resolution to adjourn on tho SOtli, .
to attend the decoration of the National
Cemetery was amended by tlio-Sunnto to
give leave to such as wished to attend and
striking out tho provMon for adjournment
The House did not concur.
The joint resolution censuring A. J.
Fletcher for fniling to embody in the np- "
pondix the minority roport of tho conui-
tion of the East Tennessco Univorsity
which minority report charges him with
malfeasance in office, was withdrawn.
NASHVILLE, May 28. Tho Investiga
ting Committee of the Knoxvillo and Ken- -tucky
Railroad submitted a, report yester
day, which woU published this morning in
the city papers. .
They report that the Road received be
fore the war $160,000 in State bonds, aud
siuco the war .?2,170,000, making 92,350,000
McGheo testified that the road lost $70,
000 by the failure of Powell, Grecno & Co.
That 1,0S4 bonds wero sold for the net sum
of $733,040, or 07i cents per dollar.
President Mabry stated that of the 800
bonds ho received, he sold 775 for 480,120,
at the rate of from 00,to 74 coutt. ,
The report shows that $28,000 was ex
pended by the President to gel additional
Mabry stated that the individual stock
subscribed amounted to $102,8G0, and that
the stock subscribed by cities amounted to .
$100,000, and by counties $250,000. The
amount paid in was $378,011. Amount
of Stato bonds, $2,350,000. Amount of
floating debt, S10S,050. Amount received
from bonds, $1,089,332.. Cost of construc
tion, $013,800. IiCiigth of r6ad," C5ihiles in
.Tonnesseo: 39 miles not finished: 10 miles
;iot graded; 40 miles running, and part
Tho ronort calls attention to mnuv irreir-
ularifies in tho issue of bonds to this road ;
mat tnc law nau not neon compiled witn ;
that tho Uonds werolssued to the road on
the slmplo aflldavit of the Prwmlont : that
there was no evidence of the 800 bond5!
issued but tho receipt of the President; that
the bonds were sold for less than, par, in
violation of tho law ; that 32 miles of tho
road cost $43,000 per mile hi Stato"' bonds ;
that when seven more miles had been com- .
pleted, the road cost $00,000' per mile.
It also calls attention to the worthless
condition of the road at present, tho earn
ings for half a yearnot exceeding disburse
ments but $241,307. It, further iwks atten
tion to tho reckless and extravagant man
agement of the road and funds by Mr.
Mabry; that he fails to account for $102,
000 in bonds ; that lie claims a bogus credit
of $80,000, and a missing note df $25,D05.
making $2,179,05 :. that he recolved vouch- .
ers for $7,600 worth of his own iron, but
oan't tell If he paid It; that he spent $2,
800, in trying to perpetuate further outrage
and swindling on tho State ; that nothing
but a. legal investigation'" will expose the
frauds perpetrated by the officers of this
road ; he calls attention to the refusal of
Mabry to answer questions; aud finally
suggests that legislation be had to protect
the State aud compel the officers toau
swer. The Senate bilLto prevent the credit of
the State from being given or loaned to any
person, corporation or association, passed
A bill to prohibit the issuance of State
bonds to railroads chartered previous to
Uhe New Constitution, passed flrst read
A resolution to adjourn sine die, Jhnc
13th, lies over under rule. "
No quorum in tho.House.
Adjourned until Tuesday, 11 o'clock,
A. If. .
A SUMMARY REMEDY."
Mr. Georgo B. Wood, 6f the Boston Ad
vertiser, writes a long letter from Charles
ton, South Carolina, to the Now York
Daily Tribune, in which he giyes, as
part of his interview witli an editor of one
of the Charleston papers, tho following
statement pf the views .of the editor as to
the best method of disposing of the "car
""We've gotto get rid of. thein "before wo ad
vance n stop. I am in fivvo'r of just assassiiiatinir
them ku-Hluxing them right oil' till thoy nro all
out of tho way. I say ku-klux, though that h ,
really a myth. I mean, ossassiuato 'cm, till vre I
get rid of the whole lot."
Tho reader may think my gentleman was jo- f
"king! but ho was entirely serious., entirely f
frank, and thoroughly sincero in his argument, i
'"But that will hardly do," I remonstrated. i
" Yes. Indeed, it will do very nicely. ' 1
""Wlicro can vou lav down a rule to clfscrlm- il
'mate? "Why havo'nt they ns good right to
judge you and a'ssassinate you as you havo to
Ml them?" .'.-. ,
Perhaps my frioniFaid not quite understand
match for one "whito man. Any one In your
own army who Saw 'em fight Will t")l yon that."
Tho plan' is as summary as novel, but
the only" objection to it that wo know of
li tlmt it Is a giiino nt which two can plaj .
Advertise iu tho Ouhojuci.U,