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KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1870.
PROCEEDINGS OP THE LEGISLATURE.
Resolution Adopted to Investigate Col.
Presentation or Memorial from Knox
vilic Hoard of Trade.
Special I)!.atch to the Chronicle
Nashvillk, Juno 24. The bill to na
vido means to pay the present General As
sembly was read once and referred to the
Hill directing County Trustees to pay
school teachers, passed.
Tho following House bills past-ed the
To give counties their proportion of the
taxes collected on bonds.
Dillon ottered u resolution to the ellbet
that as John Baxter, in the Kxoxviiii.i:
Chkonici.k, hns asserted his ability to
prove that some of the members of the In
vestigating Committee have been bought
up by eorruptibnists, a Joint Committee be
appointed by the Speakers to investigate
the charges; that witnesses be summoned,
and that Baxter appear as prosecutor, un-1
der the provisions proposed by him.
Various amendmeutH were proposed and
After much discussion the resolution
was adopted, and the Speaker appointed as
u Committee on tho part of the House
Messrs. Dillon, Kellcy and MeGnughey.
Neil, from the CommUtec to investigate
the legal question involved in the disposi
tion of the Agricultural School Fund, re
ported iv strong protest against such a dis
position, and claimed that it was under
control of the Legislature.
The bill repudiating bonds issued to the
Tennessee and Pucllic Kailroad was dis
cithsed. Under a call of the previous tpies
tlon, it was rejected by a vote 35 to 20.
The bill providing for 80 cents tax per
hundred dollars failed, by u vote of ."0 to
The bill to"scll delinquent railroads pass
ed on third reading, by a vote of W to 7. '
Napiivilli:, June Mr. Xeil ottered
a resolution directing tho Comptroller to
notltyall parties, through the press, that
the State will rely upon all legal and
equitable deivfenses against bonds illegally
issued to railroads, which was laid over.
The bill appointing commissioners to
lease tho delinquent roads not sold, was
The bill providing for the preservation
of tho school fund was rejected hyavote
of 30 to 20.
The bill to repeal the act changing the
line between Anderson, Iloane ami Moriran
counties, passed. ("
Mr. Cooper, of Bedford, presented two
bills making it tho duty of tho Attorney
General to bring suitB In the Chancery
Courts against the Knoxvllle and Ken
tucky, Knoxville and Charleston, Rogcrs
ville and Jetterson, Mineral Home, East
Tennessee and "Western North Carolina,
Southwestern, Edgetleld and Kentucky,
McMinnville and Manchester, and the
Tennessee and, Pacific Railroads, to get the
value of bonds issued to the roads. This
hill provides for the forfeiture of all rights
and privileges by the roads ; nnd to hold
the oftleers of these roads individually re
sponsible for the payment of bonds. 'TJio'
bills were read once and referred.
The bill changing the line between Scott
and Campbell counties passed.
Nakhvii.i.i:, June 27. Senator Cooper's
bill directing tho Attorney General to
brlng suit against railroad receivers who
have aided In the fraudulent Issue and use
' of State bonds, passed. t
Palmer's bill to exempt Kederaland Con
federate soldiers from prosecution for
erimew except for murder in tho first de
gree, committed during the war, passed.
House resolution providing for a Joint
Committee to examine Into the charges
made by John Baxter, was referred to the
House resolution providing for the. ad
journment of tho Assembly from thu 11th
of July to the second Monday In November
Clementson moved to amend so as to
make tho adjournment nine flic.
Etheridge moved to adjourn to meet on
the lin-t Monday in December.
Tho latter motion was adopted, and the
resolution, as amended, concurred in.
House amendments to Senate bill pro
viding for tho sale of delinquent railroads
were not concurred in.
Fleming presented a memorial from the
Knoxvllle Board of Trade, protesting
against the sale of the Knoxvllle and Ken
tucky Itailrond to the East Tennessee and
Virginia Railroad, which was referred to
the Committee on Bailroads.
Harris introduced a resolution to adjourn
on the 4th of July to meet again on tho
second Monday In November, wnich wus
intended to adjourn on the 11th of July,
The resolution to appoint a Comtnitto to
Investigate the School Fund was rejected.
The resolution directing the Comptroller
to issue warrants for the school funds due
the counties wan also rejected.
A resolution requiring a report from the
School Fund Committee was adonted.
The bill providing homesteads lor" heads
oi Minnies passed us mini reatllng.
Bill to exempt from execution and at
tacbment the property of municipal corpo
Bill to appoint Commissioners to control
at tl lease delinquent railroads which can
not bo sold, passed.
The Legislatureis in doubt aboutndjourn
Ing. The papers throughout tho State are
.elnnt' tlhg for adjournment, but the Sen
jiU it" ! lineiit will not sntNfy the II''-so.
Mrs. tiunir, of Indiana, has gone c.fj'
with ti stranger, 'living a d.s -oiisolute
1 i 'I t i i itr i
7b the Jlonorublc General Aswmlity of
Your memorialists havlnir been niiimiiit
ed a committee by the Knoxvllle Board .of
mine, it memorialize your noi
body upon thu subject of leasing or
the Knoxvllle and Kentucky Rnlh
the East Tennessee, Virginia and (
1 1 1... A ' II. P .
irtute, 10 memorialize your Honorable
Railroad, or to tiny other company, have
learned una ti inn, or bills, are now pend
ing In the Legislature for that and other
purposes. Your memorialists would re
spectfully represent unto your 'honorable
body that, prior to tho llrst of. January.
1870, the East Tennessee and Virginia, and
tho East Tennessee and Georgia Railroads
were rival routes, eaeli having :i terminus at
Knoxville, being distinct co-operations.
About that time these two companies were
consolidated under the name and style of
tlif) East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
itailrond Company, leaving us without
rival routes from East Tennessee to foreign
markets, and dependent alone niton said
consolidated company, theell'ectof which
consoldnlion has been detrimental to the
Interests of the citizens of East Tennessee.
Our only hope of relief from this monopo
ly, is the completion of the Knoxvil.. and
Kentucky road, which, when completed,
will boil rival route, if In the hands of an
independent company. We would not
interpose objections to any measure look
ing to the completion of said Knoxvllle
and Kentucky road, but, on the contrary.
are anxious to see it completed, and will
cheerfully co-operate with the Legislature
In any measure looking to that end ;
but should that road go Into the
hands of the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railroad Company, without pro
per restrictions as to freights, we feel that
It would be lireludicitil to the welfare of this
portion of Tennessee. Should it go into
the hands of any other Company,- our in
terests would require, restrictions as to local
freights on coal, minerals and lumber, we
being dependent upon that line for a sup
ply of these articles so necessary fpr the
success of our manufacturing interests.
Your memorialists would further repre
sent that the people of Knoxandiidjoinlng
counties feel ti deep Interest in tills road,
having been heavily taxed to aid in Its
construction bonds for that purpose hav
ing been isuod In the following sums, to
wIt:'Knox county, $100,000; Anderson
county, $100.000 ; anil the city of Knoxvllle
$100,000. aside fioni n respectable sum sub
scribed ly private individuals.
In consideration, of these facts, and the
deep interest felt by this community on
the subject, we trust you will excuse us for
calling the attention of your honorable
body to the proposed consolidation, by
which we conceive our prosperity its n peo
ple Is sp materially tittected, and would re
spectfully request you to take such steps as
will protect our Interests In the premises.
Jno. S. Van Gimu:h,
E. J. Sankohu,
. ' , Co)inn itter .
Is It for the Best Interests of our Country
to Depress the Price of Labor?
From tho day of Adam Smith, it ( lias been
tho fashion for writer on political eeoiiiy to"es
tublMi their theories of tradu anil commerce, of
tiiritr niul taxes, anil of nil public matter of
finance, exclusively in, the Interest of spmu fa
vorite class. "When Ktiropean writer speak in
this connection of their "country" or their
' people," they menu only tho ruling classes.
In keeping with such doctrine, taught by such
instructor!, Louis l'hillipe, on one occasion,
when mention win made to him of "the State,"
exclaimed, "I am tho State,!"
When our republic was ctnblished, it was
founded on the principle that "all men are
created equaV which simply means that all
men, by nature, have thu right to nn equal
turt in life. Tho divino right of kings as well
as of aristocracy is repudiated. To makii prac
tical this fundamental principle, of our govern
ment, all our legislation should hnvo regard ex
clusively to the welfare of tho peoplo without
any favoritism or discrimination.
Vo have seen the time, however, when this
country was ruled by u party, the main plunk of
whose platform was the " divino right of slavc
r.v.'' Then nil our legislation seemed to involve,
cither directly or indirectly, tho welfare and
permanency of this "peculiar institution."
This slavchnlding Democracy, when it mado
mention of "tho peoplo," of course did not mean
tint slaves of tho South, neither did it Imvo any
affectionate regard for thn mechanics and labor
ing men of tho South. Tho latter wero spoken
of a "the mud sills of society,'' and looked
Upon as no better than slave. Neither did "the.
peoplo," in their view, include thu manufac
turers of tho North. Most.of this class were
regarded as of plcbian origin, and tho fact that
they were conducting business by paying fair
price for labor and asking protection against
competition of tho pauper labor of Kurope, was
enough to exclude all tins class, botli employers
and employed, from Within tho palo which,
marked tho lines of tho fnvorito class, which'
thev always designed to call "tho people."
The change wrought by tho late war and tho
abolition ot slavery!" should ehiinpo all thvr-e
falso ideas, and satisfy nil parties that our na'
tionnl prosperity lies only in tho elevation of
the masses, and that without ngnrd to nice,
color or previous condition. It might ho sup
posed that thorli would not ho enough of the
old element of iirUtoenu'V left to keen im. with
any degree (if taifccfs, tlio w-nr.iigainstolabor.
Tho fact that tlfu'lafo' slaveholder the'msolvc'
have mostly become laborers, would seem sutll
cient to convince, them and thoir party that it i
for tlio true Interests tlrtlrf government and
country to so regulate Its policy as to nuiko tho
rewards of labor tho fullest and lorgost possible.
Nothing is In such abundant supply, and so
univernallv offered for sale us nmr. In fact.
there-is but a small portion of tho forty millions
of tho people of this country who do not oiler
for salo in somo shapo their own labor, Tho
lawyer, doctor, and other professional men aro
all found trying to mako money in on honorable
way through services which they hnvo prepared
themselves to render tho public, and winch is
onlvlarsale of their labor.
The bet evidence, of our advanced civiliza
tion is In tho larger returns gained by such la
bor If in our country a given amount secures
to n'l fla5sn e "d flutii'"-. good lure, good
clothing and. 1" .Ides abundant menus to spend
In in 'iiictt id trii.'i while In other fiu i
t uii't' ti' . ' '-.lil-t n ' uh 1 -
enco; and without tiny possible ihanco to earn
enough to get away to a better country, wo nro
plainly intho advance, niul can view with satis
faction tho arrival of immigrants, by tho thou
sand; daily, from every quarter ot tlio globe,
scoking to belter their contlltlon.
Notwithstanding wo nro to clearly in advance
of nil other nations, and solely on account of tho
larger reward obtained by labor, and although
tho great mass of tho peoplo aro personally ni
torostod in keeping up tho price, ft is surprising
that many who depend upon lliuirown labor nro
fooled by politicians nnd made to believo that
our national prosperity lies only in depressing
tho price of labor to tlio standard ruling in liu
rone nnd Asia.
It is proper, and very natural, that the farmer
nnd others who for tho tiiuo being would em
ploy laborers, should seek to obtain them at tho
lowest current rates. Hui tbero is a unity of ih
terot in not having tills current price too low ;
otherwise it react on tho employer. All our
own history proves that when one class of pro
ducers nro prosperous nnd making money all
other1 elnsees reap tho bcnellt. If agriculture
pays best, men seeking bnsinef s engago in it ; so
in commerce nnd m in manufacture, until an
apparent equilibrium Is established, nnd nil
slmrv in tho general prosperity.
Tho resources of our country nro so immense,
land so cheap, labor-saving maehinerv so uni
versal, and tlio skill and industry of tlio peoplo
so great, that wo have only to let the loitering
hand of tho government protect our industries
ngainst the shock produced by coming in collis
ion with other system of labor and thuro is no
telling to what bights of wealth and prosperity
wo are destined to attain. Instead of llnding
men out of employ f coking opportunity to work,
all will lind abundant employment at good
wages, Tho manufacturer will hnvo orders
pressing thorn to their full capacity, the fanners
will find ready market l'or every article thev can
produce, and at full prices. All having plenty
of money, "will make trade active, nnd merchant
will llndthemsulvus a busy and useful clas of
citizens. All will reap tho benefit of such pros
perity, insomuch that .the business prospect of
ill -.!.,,,... ...ill . .... :.. 1. !..!,.. ,i i
un uinnvi) mil iuui 111 tnu lugnuBi, uegreu satis
factory. Nothing will bring theso results but
holding on to that policy which mnkes our own
countrv a market for our own labor. In our
system of doing everything by tho division of
niuor, it mak-es tne success ot any kind ot busi
ness depend upon having customers who will
denianu their services or products. Other na
tions aro eager to have us open our door nnd bc-
como customers tor tlieir; labor and product".
Kvory dollar in value that we buy from others
that wo have equal facility to produce ourselves
is so much custom given mcny to our injury.
The true policy is to hold on to what, custom we
have, mid get all wo can beside from others.
Nations, liko individuals, are every one for
themselves, and whilo this is tho ruloTwe are not
wise if wo do not profit by it. II. C.
Letter from (JreeneTlIle.
GtiEKNKVii.LK, Tknn., .lunoiiJi, 1870.
Editors of the Chronicle:
THK WHEAT C'ltOf.
The farmers of Urccne county aro now busily
engaged in harvesting tho wheat crop, nnd, as a
consequence, tbmw nrp dull in towfy and the
mercantile busirics, nlmbststispcndcd.i Our inor
chnnts, howevor, tnko tho dull times philosophi
cally, nnd beliovo that they will bo amply paid
for' thcit; )o-t tlmo out of the proceeds of tho crop
when the sumo shnll have been placed on tho
market. Tho wheat crop of Oreeno will bo large,
though we hear of a good deal of smut, and in a
small section in tho upper portion of thu county
tho wheat was badly diuimgcd by bail. Should
the promised foreign demand give to us n mar
ket, we confidently expect that money will bo
more plentiful next fall than it has been for e ev
crnl years past.
J.O.M I KATIXO COS V KXTIOX.
On yesterday, a convention was hold in
(Jrcenovillu for tho ptirpo-o of nominating can
didates for Chancery und Circuit Judges and
Attorney General, und, although it was expect
ed that, owing to the very busy season ot the
year, tlio attendance would bo slim, wo wcro
agreeably disappointed in seeing every county
in the Chancery District represented, and seve
ral by from ten to fifteen delegates. Thu inter
est taken by tho people In this convention con
vinces us that the Republicans are in earnest,
und will rnrry their ticket on the llrst Thursday
in August, by a handsome majority.
For Chancellor nnd Circuit Judge, Bon. H.O.
.Smith and Bon. K. K. (Jillctiwatcrs, the present
iiicumbcnt,hnd nooppo'ition in the convention,,
and were nominated by acclamation; but for
the otllecJif State's Attorney them va quite a
spirited contest between Bon. Newton Hackee
and lion, V, S. Singletary. Captain Backer,
however, came out uheud in tho conventlon,nnd
(Slngletary submitted us gracefully as possible
to what too fates nnd the people had decreed,
iuiiUs no longer n candidate, hut returns to-day
to Nashyillc,to resume his duties ns a member of
tlio Legislature, , Siinglctary is iiiyoungiman of
ability, has been twico honored with an election
tij represent hU native county in the Legislature,
and has only to prove fnithtul tu sequro greater
honors in thu tutpro. Tim ticket which 'lias
been nominated by the convention Is u strong
one, whilij tho Conservative ticket Is weak, and
many who hnvo never been nuything but Con
servatives hnvo expressed their determination to
support tho Republican candidates.
On last "Wcmlesdav evening; n festival was
given at the .Methodist Episcopal Church, (of
which Rev. .1. ". Mann I' pastor,) which ex
Sublmtli School, nnd was in every respect n sitc
cei.. Thu stand mid walls of the churcli wveru
handsomely decorated, not only with cednr und
nowers worKcu into tne mot iianusomu uesigns,
hut with taty picture of various kinds. The
audience was us largo is tliuhuilding.could, con
veniently iiceoiutiio'dale. A sumptuous supper
was furnished, and every one went away well
(ireoiu) county never was remarkably for
gooibroaijs, and Hir several year tho' necessity
tor iin-atlroad or turupiko to connnect this point
with North" Carolina lias been fult nnd acknowl
edged. At, tlio last session uf tho Legislature
u charter was procured, under which chber a
railroad or a turupiko road may bo constructed.
Greenevillo bus nlwnys cpunniinded n good por
tion of tho (rndo of somo of tho border counties
of North Carolina, nnd it Is now evident that tho
completion of tlio road from Morrjstown to
Paint Rock will divert this trade from our mar
ket, unless something is done. Besides this, tho
Iron "Works, directly on tho lino of tho proposed
road, aro sending oil' nn imioen6o quantity of
pig Iron, nil of which is now haulcu fqr a dls
tnnco of eleven miles ovor ono of tho wortt dirt
roads In tho county. 1 am now glad to bo nblo
to stato that a survey has boen mado by n com
petent engineer, for a turnpike road, and that
wo hnvo reason to believo that work will be
c jmiiif ic"d on this road in a short time,
ii scribe r he Cmiuvi I, ,
tied anything ot tlio kiti'l wulcu urcenuvillo
ins witnessed forvcnrj. This festival was clvcn
tho scholnrT''nnd"r'arents of scholars of the
JEFFEItSON ANN WEBSTER.
I'lielr VIouh on llm Knliliiitb, tlio Illbln mat
From tlio lloston Traveller, June, 11.1
During the late anniversary meetings In
this city, some pains were tukon to circu
late about the hull where iiiniiv or the
meetings were held tracts designed to bring
into discredit tho Bible, the Sabbath, and
the institutions of religion generally. Pre
vious to the anniversary of tho American
Sunday-school Union, some one took tho
trouble to scnttcr over the sents of Tremont
Temple a tract designed to show, that Mr.
Jett'erson had no very good opinion of tlio
Bible or tho institutions of religion found
ed on Its teachings. Tho attention of the
chairman of the meeting, Hon. E. S.
Tobey, having been called to this, he
thought it peculiarly appropriate to rend a
letter lif his possession from Daniel Web
ster, written thirty-eight years ago to
Professor Reuse, of New York, in response
to his report of ti e New York Sabbath
school Association, which the Professor
had tent, to Manchester. In this Mr.
Webster describes nn interview which he
had with Thomas- Jellerson many years
previous while spending the Sabbath at
Ills residence in Virginia, and repeats Mr.
Jell'erson's utterances respecting the Sab
bath, the Bible, and the Sabbath-school
Institutions, which very clearly show that
whatever speculative opinions he. may
have expressed at any time, he was very far
from being tho scoffer which sonic would
have us believe. And this conversation,
und tho entire tone of Mr. Webster's let
ter, prove conclusively the deep respect
and reverence for religious things which
were ever cherished by this most eminent
of AmerlcaiJawyein and statesmen :
r.iriTKii vnojr mm. WKiisrr.it.
MAitsiri'iiMiii, June lfi, lS.
Pnoi'i:ssou Pkakk Dear Sir: I have re
ceived your very able and Interesting iin-
York Sabbath-school Association, and reaift
niul report of the condition of the New
it -with crcat pleasure and instruction. It
is gratifying, very gratifying, to leant that
in "a city wiiero vice and immorality run
riot with impunity," a few humble Chris
tians have devoted tlieir time and encrgic-
to the cause of religion, and I fervently
pray that your labors may be crowned with
Tho Sabbath-school is ono of the great
Institutions of the day. It leads our youth
In the path of truth and morality, and
makes tiieni good men anil Useful citizens.
As a school of religious Instruction, It Is of
inestimable value; as a civil institution, it
Is priceless, and luus done more to preserve
our liberties thnn grave statesmen and arm
ed soldiers. Let It then be fostered and
preserved until the end of time I
1 once defended a man charged with the
awful crime of murder. At the conclusion
of tho trial I asked him what could induce
him to stain his hnnds with the blood of a
fellow-being. Turning his bloodshot eyes
full upon me, he replied, in a voice of de
spair, "Mr. Webster, In my youth I spent
tlio holy Stibbatli in ovil aniusementH, In
stead of frequenting the house of prayer
and praise." Could we go back to the ear
ly years of all hardened criminals, I be
lieve, yes, llrinly believe, that their first
departure from the path of morality was
when they abandoned tho Sabbath-school,
and their subsequent crimes might thus, be
traced hack to the- neglect of youthful re
Some yearss ago I spent a Snbbath with
Thomas J etterson at his residence In Vir
ginia. It was in the month of Juno, and
the weather wto delightful. While en
gaged In discilssing the beauties of the Bi
ble, the sound of a bell broke upon our
cars, when, turning to the Sago of Monti
cello, I remarked, "How sweetly, how
very sweetly, sounds, that Sabbath bell."
Tho distinguished statesman for a moment
seemed lost in thought, und then replied:
" Yes, my dear Webster, yCs, It meltt) the
heart, it enlniH our passions, nnd makes us
boys again." Here I observed that man
was only an animal formed for religious
worship, nnd that notwithstanding nil the
sophistry of Epicurus, Lucretius nnd Vol
taire, the SeriptureB stood upon a rock as
llrni, as immovable as truth Itself; that
man In his purer, loftier breathings turned
tho mental eye toward Immortality, and
that the poet only echoed the general sen
timent of mfr nature In saying that " the
soul, secure in her existence, smiles nt the
drawn dagger, and delles its point."
Mr. Jellerson fully concurred in this
opinion, and observed thnt the tendency of
the American mind was in n different di
rection ; and that Sunday-schools (he did
not usp our moro correct term, Sabbath)
presented the only legitimate means, un
der the Constitution, of avoiding the rock
on which the French Republic was wreck
ed. "Burke," said he, "never uttered a
more important truth than when ho ex
claimed that 'a religious education was
the cheap defense or ft nntfon.'"
" Bulkes," observed Mr. JeflbrHou,
" has done more for lour country than the
present generation will acknowledge ; per
haps, when I am cold, he will obtain his
reward; I hope so, earnestly hoposo; I
am considered by many, Mr. Webster, to
have little religion, but now Is not the
time to correct errors of this sort. I lmve
always said, and always will say, that the
studious perusal of the sacred volume will
make better citizens, better fathers, and
bettor husbands. Of the distinguished
Bailees ho was ' clarum et vkwrublk
nomen.1 " I took tho liberty of Baying that
I found more pleasure in Hebrew poetry
than In tho best productions of Greece and
Rome; that tho "Harp upon the willows!
of Babylon " had channB for me beyond
any thing in the numbers of the blind man
of 'Smyrna. I then turned to Jeremiah
(there was a tlno foli6 of tho Scriptures
before mo of 1458,) nnd read aloud som6 of
thoso sublime passages that used to delight
me on my father's knee. But I foar, my
dear friend, that I shnll tiro you with my
prolix account of -what was a pleasant Sab
bath, spent In the company of ono who
has tilled a very largo space in our political
and literary annals.
Thankliur vou for your report, and heart
ily eoeurring with you in the truth or your
quotation that "Righteousness exalteth a
nation, but sin i a reproach to nny peo
ples," I remain, with a high regard, your
I il i w
It A II..
, iMi.viir o.
Man. Him 0i
As the Suiday, morning trnin from Chatta
nooga was rounding a curvothroamile wost of
Ricevllle, the engineer diseovoreit n tunti lying
on tho track. The train was slopped soon as
possible, but not until half the car lmd
passed ovnr tlio bou. Tpon examination it
was found to be tho Cody of a colored laborer,
and hnd evidently been dead some hours. It is
supposed thnt the man was killed by tlio- night
frnight trnin. Thu body was f
Tho wheels had cut nnd crushed tlfe Head so
that only the chin and :t prfrtion ot tho lower
jaV remained. The wheels had sUo passod
oVer tho abdomen, nearly severing- tlio body.
The clothing wn nearly all tornlloUV and alto
gether, it wa4 u horrid and harrowing sight.
Tho body wn lying lretwcen and parallel witli
the rail, and so terribly cruthod tVut the pilot
nnd;truckofthepnsscnger train did not touch it.
CAUSE 01-THE AmW!T..
Various conjectures wcro had, vmdjtboro wore
somu circumstances that would, indicate, that
tho punt might havo been milrftored(Mul then
placed on tho track.
The body lay nt a point' just, beyorjd a curvc(
on an amending grade, where a trnin approach
ing frOm the west would necessarily be running
at full speed, and oould not-bavu' been stopped
before striking tho man. Hnd ho been walking
on tlio track the pilot would luivo thrown him
off. At n point "inw thirty fWt from whom th
body lay was n
f'oor. or ni.ooi.
If the man was killed by tho nrecedimr 'train.
the body could not have' lain in ono place lung
enough for so much blood to luivo beon dis
charged, and then havo been dragged otr so far.
OpiKisitOjthis pool of blood, und adjoining the
track, wn a wooilen bueket arid tin cup, stand
ing us if leisurely set down. The body could
not bo recognized by tho train hands. Conduc
tor Halloway left n man ' bv charge of the rc
mains'j and nt Iticeville sent back a detachment
of section men to inter the remains of the tinfor-
Last Wednesday morning nt 'J oVlock, Win.
Allen was ns'-atilted in front of tho Itailrond Sa
loon nnd beaten 'In n shocking manner. Tlil
watchmnn nt tho Depot, Mr. Collins, heard the
blows,' but d'sj not go to the scene for Ave or" tun
minutes. When ho did ho found Mr. Allon
lying oil his face bleeding profusely from seri
ous wounds on tho back of his hand, and, he
thought, internal i;ijuriei, as bfooil,, was' flowing
from hia mouth, alto, which Mood in. pools, on
the Eidewulk. Tlio watchmnn raised him to a
sitting position again-t.tie side of tile house, but
was compelled to leave him n ho could not go
off his beat. ,
Tho unfortunate man managi-d to make lii
way to a stuble on Stato street, though sintering
great agony, when bo was found by tlio police
two hours aftorwurds, and whence he wn re
moved to his home in East Knoxville.
Tho perpetrators of tho n--ntilt aro unknown,
but wo learn that the police Jitlvc a ' c)uo wliioli
will lead to tlieir detection. At eleven o'clock
Tuesday ( night, Allon hud nn altercation with
two companions, in which weapon were drawn,
but the tarkeoper interfered and prevented
serious, difficulty. They hnd been drhiklng'witji
Allen during tho afternoon, but Iho barkeeper
did not know who thew we're. It ,W fcnrcjUliat
Allen will not recover. " ''
Cum in Cnpdircd, '
A convict who escaped from the gang lit work
on tho Nmhvillo and Northwestern -railroad
nlout week ago, was captured and takey to
Naslivillo en Thursday. Ho had changed his
clothing and hired himself out as u section hand
on the railroad not far from tlio place where lu
escaped. This singular hardihood Jed to Ids
capture and return to tho jraniteiitiiiry.
The second convict was captured by Mr. (J.
Culluni, while, tho former vns lying under tlio
shade of an apple treo in tlio sumo locality,
Kiglit nro yet nt large. Strenuous efforts nro
being mndu, however, to effect thtlr rcoiipture.Q
Mr. James Newsom captured ono of tho es
caped convicts near Vaughn's Gap, lijt Friduy.
So says tho Nashvillo Jtanncr,
On yesterday morning, whilo engaged in re
moving an old house on thu corner of l'rinco
and Kesorvoir streets! Capt. M, 1). Uearden dis
covered tho. skeleton of an infant, about five
months old.nppnrontly, judging frpm tho size of
the bones. Tlio vertebra.', legs and arms wcro in
n good stato of prwrvation, but tho houd, fact
and bands wor wanting. It was found in n dry
place, entirely covered with dust, and one can
only surmise bow long a time has olapscd since
tho remains 6f the scarce-formed child were
consigned to their hidden retting place, with
none but the nll-sooing Eye nnd tho perjiutnitor
of the crime to witness the deed.
Important to Liquor Dealers. '
Commissioner Delano has rondered tho fol
lowing decision, in accordance with tho decis
ions of somo of the United States District
Courts: Tho word gallon, ai mod in that part of
tho act of April 10, 1SCQ, defining wholcsalo'nnd
retail liquor dealers, shall hereafter bo construed
as meaning wine-gallon, whether applied to dis
tilled spirits, wino or malt liquors. Therefore,
wholesale liquor dealers will bo limited in thoir
sales tq quantities of less than fivo wino-gallons,
regardless of tlio pi ' f tho spirits sold.
Tho fly has i?3 uses He serves to keep bald
beaded slniiirs awake at church on a warm day,
so that tht r nrrgenerateit hearts limy bit
touched, by the Teu red word