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KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1S70.
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ia I'll i- .1 i.'i I ir k a ii i will" i t t i mi i
Tlio Democracy have hud very much to
Miy of Into concerning!, partisan Judiciary.
They disavow any Intention or desire of
carrying political issues Into the Judicial
canvass. They present their candidates to
the people upon the pretence that they are
non-partisan. Let us see how the party
stunds upon the record.
Homo twelve months ago, tlio jieoplo
of the State elected the present Judicial
oftlcers for a term of eight years. When
the Democracy were restored to power,
through the fraud and treachery of Gov.
Scutor, nmong the ilrstof their legislative
act was one to provide for a Constitution
al Convention. The avowed and notori
ous object of this Convention was to re
move the judges and .olllccrs elected last
summer. For what purpose V To re-elect
them t To elect in their places good men,
irrespective of party? No, no ! not by any
means. Their declared purpose was to put
in oillco their own party men men known
to bo true to their party creed. They have
been true to this declared purpose so far as
they dared attempt it. They would have
.nominated a strict parly ticket In this city
on Monday last If they had dared do so.
They canvassed the situation thoroughly,
and concluded they needed some such trick
as they filially resorted to, to make success
oven possible. In view of their published,
long-matured plan of supplanting our pre
sent Judiciary by one partisan in diame
ter; in view of the fact that the Conven
tion of Monday was called and actually
met as a partisan Convention, can the peo
ple be deceived by the silly pretext that a
strictly partisan ticket was not nominated
because the party opposed u partisan Judi
ciary'.' Such pretence is discarded by the
Whif, whose editor, in this matter, is very
candid and honest. Against the gen
tlemen aspiring to position as Democrats
or Conservatives personally, we have no
objections to make. Hut they are now
fceeklng position under circumstances.
which make it entirely proper that we
should speak of them and of the claims
put forward in their behalf. They are
identified with the present dominant war
ty in the Assejiibly. They have known of
the attempts of that body to gerrymander
tliis Circuit and Chancery Division so as to
cfccf.the nominees of tlio Democracy.
They know that, liy this shameful legisla
tion, the business of our courts has been
delayed and disarranged. They know
that, by this Democratic Assembly, tlio
Circuit Court for this county has been
given but one week per term, through
which change parties litigating in court
" have been greatly delayed and annoyed for
eight months, and the county subjected to
an expense of somo two thousand dollar.
They know that all tills legislation was for
their benefit and to secure their election.
AVc make no charges of complicity on
their part in this legislation, but wo daro
say they were consulted as to the changes
made. The vexatious and ijxpensivo de
lays to litigants in court, and the heavy
expense to Knox county were Inevitable to
such changes, and they must have known
it. If they were not consulted in reference
to pulllngand hawking about the mountain
counties from one circuit to another, to se
cure their election, they should make it
known. These things look very much to.
honest people as though they were at
tempts at forcing upon them a partixan ju
diciary, and it will take something more
than the weak, lllnisy devices of the chair
man of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee to persuade them to the contrary.
Actions speak louder than words. The re
cord of the party on this subject leave no
room fiir doubt. The party has been la
boring, ever sinco Center's election, to se
cure a partisan judiciary, and only disavow
their intention now, in this circuit and
division, because they know they cannot
Chancellor Temple, Judge Hall, Judge
Jones and Colonel Thornburgliarotho peo
ple's candidates and they so understand It.
HOW IS IT1
Boon after the March elections, our De
mocratic friends grew very enthusiastic on
the subject of organization.. A meeting of
tucfalthfulwasculleduttho Whin building,
at which tinExeutlve Committee was ap
pointed, with MuJ. Thomas O'Conncr as
Chairman. Now, tlio Chattauooga Tunca
speaks of "Hon. Samuel C. Rumage"
as Chairman of this Commitee. The Whir
also speaks of the Chairman of the Execu
tive Committee us having received " initia
tory training " among u sooty set of fellows
known as " Leaguers "probably meaning
tlio " Hon." Samuel. Has there been any
trouble among the reorganized ? Or has
MaJ. O'Conncr come to the conclusion that
there Is more money In making harness
than In getting up a "non-portisan" Judi
cial Convention? We ratherguessthe lat
ter' whereupon the mantle fell upon the
" Honorable" gentleman who controls tlio
TROUBLES IN EUROPE,
Count Bismarck is one of the shrewdest
undublcstdlplomatistsof Europe. Throne:!
his sagacious policy, Prussia is now one of
tlte most formidable powers in the world.
By a recent and well nigh successful stroke
of diplomacy, he attempted to gain control
of tho French frontier of the Pyrenees,
For two centuries France has struggled to
secure the master' of the two frontiers of
the llhine and the Pyrenees. The attempt
oi Bismarck to thwart Napoleon's cllbrts
as to the -latter frontier, by placing upon
the throne of Spain one of the German
Princes, was as startling as unwelcome
Spain has been for two years without a
head. Though the offer of Prim is not the
act of tho Cortes, it would undoubtedly
have been ratified. Prince Leopold, of
J lohenzollern Sigmsrlngen the prince
to whom tUe throne was oll'ered, is now in
his a")th year, aud a son of Prince Charles
Anthony, head of the house, who lias
long pedigree and a small principality,
embracing only 400 square miles mid a
population of 75,000. He is but the titular
head of this territory, having hud to abdi
cate in the revolutionary days of 1848,
since which time he has been a dependent
upon tlio royal house of Prussia. The
mother of Leopold is a daughter of Ste
plianio dc Bcauharnais, tho adopted child
of the iir.it Napoleon, and the aunt of the
reigning Emperor of the French.
Tho debate in the Corps Legislatlf upon
the announcement of this plot or Bismarck
was exciting and warlike. The Duke of
Grammont's declaration, thatFrance could
not permit a German Prince to till the
Spanish throne, meant war. It seems from
later dispatches tltat Prim and the Spanish
Cortes will probably not Insist upon Prince
Leopold's occupying tho throne, as it ap
pears it would endanger the peace of Eu
rope. Spain, through Prim and Cuba, just
now, seems to endanger the peace of both
Europe and America. It remains to be
seen, now, whether or not Bismarck will
bo cohtent with this 'failure. We think
not. Prussia is just now in no condition
to tolerate much from Napoleon. Fresh
from ' the unparalleled glory of her sixty
days' war, replete with victories and tri
umphs over Austria, and fully conscious
of her almost unrivaled army, she mav
now feel called upon to avenge the defeats
she once sustained from the armies of the
THE COUNTY JUDGESHIP. .
Our immaculate Legislature goes from
blunder to blunder, each successive step
leading on to something calculated to work
hardships to the people. The latest blun
der Is the pass-ago of an act abolishing the
oillco of County Judge for this county.
After an experience of twelve years, du-J
ring which time we have had abundant
evidence of the public utitity of the otllee,
it Is now abolished, without any reason
being given for such a step. Under the
administration of Judge Jones, the finan
cial interests of the county have been care
fully guarded, and to-day no county in the
South standshlgher in llmmclal circles than
ours. We have invariably met the Interest
on our bonds with promptness, while every
available surplus dollar in the treasury has
been used to purchase outstanding bonds.
All this is owing to the watchfulncssof
the County Judge. Under the old system
of electing a Chairman of the County
Court from tho Justices of the Peace, it is
almost Impossible to get a competent man
to devote his entire attention to the busi
ness, forthe very inadequate compensation
Suchu system works well enough in coun
ties with n smaller population and less busi
ness than Knox, but a few months, experi
ence will convince everybody that tills step
is an inexcusable blunder. Tlio people
naturally inquire why such a step was
taken. Numbers of them came to us yes
terday, indignant at the idea of men thus
trilling with the Interests of our county,
and that only for the purpose of gratifying
the whims of-u few individuals.
Sometime ago, one Fernando Wood, of
New York, with the deliberate intention of
wantonly attacking the private character
and official conduct of Gen. O. O. Howard,
prepared charges against him. A Con
gressional Committee was appointed. The
majority of that Committee will coon sub
mit a report entirely exonerating Gen.
Howard from the allegations of personal
or ofllcial misconduct. Instead of result
ing as an injury to him, us was Intended,
it strengthens the confidence of the people
in his Integrity. These charges wero pub
lished and commented upon by tho Demo
cratic papers all over tho country especi
ally in tlio South and now when he Is de
quitted, not one in ten of them will even
do Gen. Howard the justice to publish his
we know nothing.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
Special Dltpatch to tlio Chrontcle.1
Nashvii.i.i:, Juno D. The Legislature
will adjourn on Monday, to meet again on
the first Monday in December.
The Governor lias appointed A. L. Do
mass Judge of the Criminal Court, in
place of John Hugh Smith, deceased.
The Tennessee and Pacific Railroad, to
day, paid the State 71, 000 in bonds and
coupons, its interest.
The County Convention Which assem
bled here to-day to send delegates to the
Judicial Convention, was full. A delega
tion was appointed that will doubtless in
crease the discomfort of the Democracy.
Hon. A. O. P. Nicholson, it is rumored,
will decline to lie a candidate for Judge of
the Supremo Court, Congress having fail
ed to remove his disabilities.
The Special Committee to investigate
tlio charges " made against the Railroad
Committee was in secret session tp-day.
Fleming was before it.
It is said that Baxter is making head
way, and causing certain parties to look
The people are eager for the investiga
tion to go on.
Tlte usual resolutions of thanks to the
Speakers were passed, eliciting remarks
from both gentlemen.
In tlio Senate, the Itallroad Committee
submitted a long report on the Winchester
and Alabama itallroad. It shows the
amount of bonds issued to the road, and
charges tho Beceiver, Davenport, with
using the funds of the road tor his own
In the House, James oil'ered the follow
ing resolution :
"Jtcmtrcd, That the thanks of the Gen
eral Assembly and people of tho State are
hereby earnestly tendered to all who aided
in preventing military reconstruction of
the State, and thereby permitting our peo
ple to choose their own rulers, under our
own liberal and truly republican Consti
tution." , Passed. Damon.
Proceedings of Nashville Convention.
Nashvim.i:, June 11. The Democratic
Judicial Convention has been in session
to-day at the capitol.
, A largo number of delegates were in at
tendance, representing every county in
the State except live.
The Convention organized, after the usu
al preliminary talk and skirmishing, by
electing W. C. Whithoiuo permanent
Considerable trouble was had to settle
the basis of representation, and the man
ner of casting votes. The matter was
finally settled, and the convention receiv
ed nominations, when the following names
were submitted :
East Tennessee Nelson, Deadcriek and
Middle Tennessee Tiirnoy, Nicholson,
Turner, Ewing and W. F. Cooper,
4 W.est Tennessee Sliced, Freeman, Pil
low, Walker, Cochrane, Croft, Heiskell
Tlio nomination of some of tlio candi
dates caused some enthusiasm, while ,oth
ers were received coldly. Of the latter
class was Pillow, who got 13 votes on the
One ballot Was had, when the Chair an
nounced the following names as nomina
ted for Supremo Judges of the State : Nel
son and Deadcriek, Tumcy and Nicholson,
Sneed and Freeman.
After the vote was announced, tho nomi
nations were made unanimous.
An nttcmnt was made to nass n resolution
authorizing tlio Chair to appoint a Central
Executive Committee of five from each
Grand Division of the State, which was
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
The nominations are received with satis
faction by the people on the streets, except
us regards tno selection lrom .Middle Ten
nessee. Tne triciulsot Cooper una Kwiiur
express much dissatisfaction that their
men should be passed by to make placo for
Turney, who, they say, is no such lawyer
as is needed that he is not tlio man at all.
It is doubted that Nicholson will be eli
gible under tlio 14th Amendment.
The East and West Tennessee men are
Ewing pledged himself to abide by the
action of the Convention.
Tho Turney men think tlio Convention
a great harmonious success, while tho
Cooner and Ewing men look mad, and
don't say much. Da.mon.
(iOOD NEWS FOR KNOXVILLE.
Court House and l'ostolllcc Building to be
Washington. July 8. The bill to com
plete the Court House and Postolllce at
Knoxville, Tenn., passed.
I'riiiico IerwiKfN In IiihuIIIiii; I'rnNNln.
Bkkmn, Juno 11. Tho Scml-Otllcial
Journal says France persists in Insulting
Prussia, by holding that government re
sponsible for Hohciizolloru's candidature.
The Nortli German Parliament has been
called together for the. purpose of answer
Decliirutloii ol CoricS.
Madiud, Juno 11. The Regency reiter
ates tho declaration that its course is dicta-
cd by no hostility to France.
itcpuuiican journals say tno only solution
of the existing troubles lies in the iuime-
uiato ueciaraiiou oi a repuunc.
Ilrnvy Itnlu House I 'it milled, Trees ami
i'lilimio.VH ltlumi Ilonn, Ac.
Yesterday, between 1 and 2 o'clock, this
vicinity was viitcd by a scvero storm, which,
though of short duration, yet did considerable
Fell in driving torrents, accompanied with a
Strong wind. For a while tlio storm win epeci
nlly severe, and wedo not rcmomhor ever peeing
rain fall with ouch forco and violence.
Tin: jr. i:. ciiuncn
Was partially unroofed on tho North-ofl'toni
side, about one-third, letting in tho water, which
saturated the plaster, causingitto fall oil' around
one of tho chandeliers, though only a smnll por
tion. The damage will not exceed $'200 unless
tlio wet plaster is removed, when it mav posi
hly reach $!,,00.
II HANK Hll'H mill.DI.Nd,
Formerly occupied by A. O. Jackson & Co.,
was again unfortunate, tlio roof being blown oil'
which let in tho water in torrents. It was un
occupied. 1KKKS 1NJUKKI).
A great many lino shado trees on .Main street
and fruit trees in other portions of tlio city, wero
cither blown down or twi'tod oil', causing great
loss to tho owners. Soveral chimneys wero also
blown down, 0110 at tlio Lamar House and others
at dill'erent places.
Wo hoard that Dr. liraudait's residenco was
damaged severely, as was also several others,
but up to this writing are unable to !tate'to
Drulli mid AcoldriHs.
Thursday night lat, a prisonor named K.
Cole, confined in jail at Huntingdon, Tcntiaeec,
was shot by James Houtherlin, while attempting
to escape. So says-tho llrjwhlkan, published af
The same paper also gives a horrible cao of
poisoning that occurred near there a few days be
fore, resulting in the dcatli of thrco children of
Harris Uailoy, while ho and a negro man nar
rowly escaped. IJuiioy found a holtlo of drugged
liquor in tho road and drank of it himself and
gave it to (ho others. Tho affair will be inves
tigated. The jail at Huntingdon was forced on tlio Ctli
iust., while tho jailor was at a circus perform
ance, and three prisoners escaped. Tlicy had
not been recaptured at lat u6counK
tin the same day, one Of the performing lions
attached to Ames' circus, attacked hi keeper,
and got loose in tho crowd, causing u general
stampede. Tho furious animal wrts killed liy a1
pistol fasilado from tho bystanders. Tlio keeper
was but slightly injured.
Henry Woods, who killed Dan Tucker, and
was condemned to bo hung by Judge Hudson,
and afterwards appealed to tho Supremo Court,
and was granted a new trial, it is nA, ha es
caped from tho jail at Jackson, Tenn.
Horace Greeley is at Saybrook, Connecticut,
sullering from fever and ague,
Tho Htica Knitting Factory was detrovcd bv
tiro on Wednesday afternoon. Loss $'23,0(H);
Tho Tenncsseo and Pacific Itailroad paid its
interest, $71,000, to tho Comptroller, Saturday.
Gen. O'Neil is going to publish a statement,
showing who is re-ponniblo for the recent inva
Eighty members of the New Orleans lire com
panies aro on nn excursion to Philadelphia and
other Kastern cities.
Tho Governor, on Saturday, approved tho
general appropriation bill for tho present ses
sion of tho LegMature.
Tho extensive chemical factory of Clinppoll &
Leary, llultimore, was entirely destroyed bv
flro on Wednesday night. Loss about 1(1,000.
The Louisville Gaurier-Juurnul says tho
Democrats of Kentucky do not propose to elect
any negro to ollice, and do not claipi any negro
Wo saw, yostcrday, a cucumber grown in
Jfr. H. Harry's garden, which ineaaured cloven
inches in length and eight indies in circumfer
ence. The Tammany Democrats aro talking about
running David A. Well, lato Special Commis
sioner of tho Revenue, as their candidate for
A lurgC five-story building nt tho corner of
William and Spruco streets, Now York, was
destroyed by tiro on Wedncsdav. Estimated
l,w ?r, ovi
Gaylord Lillian, Sheriff of Lincoln county,
Iowa, was shot aud killed by a horso thiol", on
tlio tith int. A mob hung tho murderer ten
minutes after committing tho deed.
Wo learn from a private dispatch received
Jjy Capt. 1). 1). Anderson, that Messrs. Nelson
and Deadcriek wero nominated in tlio Judicial
Convention for tho Supremo Hunch.
Copt. G. 11. Morrison, tlio General Agent, in
formed us yesterday, that Old J olid ltobinson's
Circus and Menagerie would exhibit at Knox
villo for 0110 day only Saturday, tho flOth inst.,
instead of August 1st.
It is said that llrick Pomeroy is to take tlio
plucoof John Morrisse.v iiUho noxt Congress.
Tlicso gentlemen both havo n sensational rcpu
tutation ,thu onu as a prize fighter and tlio other
as a confirmed blackguard,
The now rolling thill at Chattanooga went into
operation on Thursday, giving employment to
on "hundred and twenty-llvo hands. Tho force
will be doubled when certain improvements aro
made, which aro now in process of construction.
The polico aro busy making examinations into
tho condition of cellars, yards and out-bouses
for sanitary purposes, we learn .that lime will
be furnished gratuitously by tlio corporation
Wherever it is needed.
Somo of our country exchanges aro not as par
ticular about giving the Ciiiio.viclk credit for
original articles copied from it as they might be.
Wo do not mean to say that all neglect to do so,
but intend this reminder solely for thoso offend
ing. Alex. Scott, of this county, was tried yester
day before ComnilssionerAiKln,charged with dis
tilling in violation of tho revenue law, and was
acquitted, Clay Scott, his son, charged with
tho same otlence, gavo bond to appear from day
to day during tho term of Court now in session.
THE REASON WHY.
The managing ring who got up tho Into
"farce," solicited tho Hon. C. W. Jones
to accept a nomination for County Judge,
from the 4th of July Convention. TJioy
knew he was to be elected, and us in
ihornburg's case, tlicy wanted to appro
priate the Honor of the victory to their par
ty. But Judge Jones refused' their aid and
preferred making the race Independent of
Now. wouro very unexpectedly informed,
the oillco of County Judge Is abolished.
What It was done for aud at whose request,
Is asked us daily by hundreds of the best
men in the county. All we know Is, that
an amendment to the Senate 1111 Intro
duced by Col. Fleming, the ollice Avast
abolished. It took but a stroke of tho
pen. It was 11 striking demonstration of
the power and inlluence of our Knox
county representative. By it our county
lias lost an ollice which for vears lias been
of great public benefit. 'When Judge
Jones took the ollice, the warrants of the,
county were hawked about the streets nt
fifty cents oa the dollar. Now, and for
years past, our credit Is, and has been, tit
good as any county in tho South.
But Judge Jones did not have suflleient
respect for the (Irand Cyclops of the Knox
ville re-organized Democracy. He refused
to bend tho knee and call him and his
committee king. He dolled the powers of
the Executive Committee. Ho would not
recognize the 4th of July convention as tins
grand dispenser of the olllccs of this coun
try. The ring was offended and the Hat
went forth, "If Judge Jones won't submit
to our conventions, we'll strike off his
The Representative from Knox was hero
011 the 4th, and witnessed tho fearlessness
and self-conlldeneo of our County Judge,
aud at once determined 011 "snul'llng him
out." He did it by one stroke of his pen.
Judge Jones' decapitation is a fearful Sx
aniiile of the retribution which follows
such rebellion against the decrees of the
MoitAi.. If you hold an ollice, pay duo
homage to our Solons who create it. If
you want an ollice, court the (.3 mud Cy
e'ops of the orsan and his meek followers,
who run conventions in tlio most approved
style, and who can give a. certifleato of
election for any ollice in the county.
WHO IS THE PARTISAN.
Ill his letter accepting the nomination of
tho Democratic Convention of the 4th of
July, Judge Brown assures the people of
this District that, if elected, "the judicial
eniiinethroiigh my agency, shall never
bo druggie"! in tiio dirty pool of partisan
politics." This assurance that he will not
lie 11 partisan Judge, very naturally lends us
to ask that gentleman if he charges that
his opponent, Chancellor Temple, is.
Does Judge.' Brown pretend to sav that
Chancellor Teninlc has "drui'L'led'" tho
judiclal.ennlno in the dirty pool of partisan
pniiucsv 11 not, wny njuue any sucli al
lusions or promises in his own behalf? No
one dares make any such charge. Chan
cellor Temple, although a decided Repub
lican, has never carried his polities upon
the Bench, and Ui$ people of his Division
know It. If thisidml of warfare is to lie
carried on, two can play at it. Judge
Brown, nominated by such a Convention
as met here last Monday, ought, to be very
slow to talk about partisan Judges.
A .llan ViUikcd up by the 1YM and Carried off
In a Italloou.
The balloon that goes witli DoIIavcn's
circus seems fated to give origin to starting
incidents. To the list of adventures and
accidents that have attended it, Wo add an
other thrilling scene tit this place, 011 the
evening of the 10th tilt. It was inflated In
the presence of 1,500 people, the wind blow
ing sharply from the east. The leronaut
took his positbm in the frail bark, the rope
that held It to the earth M'us' loosened, mid
sheering as It started, a sharp cast wind
blowing at the time, It caught u second
party, who became entangled In the ropes,
and rapidly ascended with the Involunta
ry explorer hanging by tlte feet.
At tlio height of thirty feet the unwill
ing traveler succeeded In catching tlio hor
izontal rope near the bottom of the balloon
with his hands, and thussupportcd mount
ed to a height of 400 feet, and mpved rapid
ly In a westerly dlrcefioit.
The rapid cooling aud condensation of
heated air and ga.es that suppported It.
and the extra weight of a hundred and
eighty pounds, caused it to descend almost
us fast us it went up, landing tlio two pas
sengers with a heavy concussion on the
eaves of a house from which they fell,
bruised, gashed, and fainting, tothoground.
At first they were supposed to he killed,
but prompt medical attention soon resus
citated them, and their hurts proved not
The emotions of the man hanging by his
feet and feet alone, and moving rapidly
through the air at an elevation of four or
live hundred feet, may be bettor Imagined
than described. It was the most thrilling
scene we ever witnessed, and wo do not
care to see tlio like again. Jo. Democrat.
Tlio Dully Chronicle.
"Tlio Dally Cnnoxici.K yesterday morning
appeared in an enlarged form, having added
four columns to its dimensions. Much as wo
abominate tho political heresies tlio Cuuoxicxk
advocates, wo aro glad to say it is a live paper,
conducted in a spirit of enterprise that will win
it friends, oven wero its editors more obnoxious
than thoy aro to tlio Conservative element of this,
section of tho State. Wo liko livo papers no
odds who may manago them." Whiy, 1th.
Tho Knoxville Cnnoxici.K comes to us en- .
largcd to a six column paper. It is a handsome
slicet. won euiteu, us political opinions nro
sound and pluckily expressed, and it well do-
&ervcB uiu ftuuucaa iwius.uiwhuu. HUlianoQyti
God treats tho sorrows wo lay before
Him. its the sun docs the frost which Bome-
t lines collects about it : that which is near
est to illin Ho ciiangeu to a, rainbow.