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VOL. III.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 23. IS72.
NO. 30.
THE SKCOND DISTRICT.
Tour wjh West of IIioSIoiintnliiK.
Cavt. Vax H. Am.kn's,
Smith County, Tknn., Oct. 17, 1872.
My last was from Lafayette, the county
site of Macon county, from whence wo
camoto thlsplaco yesterday evening, nntl
have been enjoying tho princely hospitali
ty of Capt. Van H. Allen, late of the con
federate army. Wo came hero at his apo
dal Invitation, and tho hearty welcome re
ceived has made our short sojourn n pleas
ant one. I have now been with tho can-
iitc? four days- 1 ,mvo 1)0011 gratified
at their courteous demeanor toward eacli
other, and with tho elevated tono of their
discussions. Although they have been
pretty sharp occasionally, and occasionally
somewhat personal, theyimv maintained
friendly relations, lodging together at
night whenever possible, and each seem
ing desirous of contributing to the others
personal comfort.
After a somewhat careful survey on this
sido of the.moiiutains, I am strengthened
in former opinions as to Col. Thoriiburgh's
strength. He wins tho admiration and
hearty (support of all his political friends
and commands the most profound respect,
from tho better class at least, of his politi
cal enemies, lie is supported with enthu
siasm by a largo class of voters, which is
more than can be said of either 6f his op
ponents. Tho consequence is, thatkejwill
receive n much larger vote In the western
part of tho district, than his opponents are
willing to admit. His bold unequivocal
way of meeting leading, vital issues, is re
freshing in this ago of political duplicity
and the people appreciato it.
Disguise it as you will, the outrageous
gerrymandering by which this district
was laid out, gives a.Republlcan strength
beforo tho people in every single county
in the district.. Col. Thornburgh shows
up tho contemptible partisan spirit which
suggested this outrage on every stump, and
he does it effectively. Tho people, tho
honest thinking people, never will endorse
this open and shameless attempt to dis
franchise tho people of a portion of the
'State and deprive them, of representation
in Congress, for no other crime than hav
ing selected Horace Maynardto represent
them. Men of all parties condemn the
measure, and it will give no strength to
the candidate who is the representative of
the men who did it.
Mr. Caldwell tries sometimes to make
capital out of the present revenue laws.but
Thomburgh takes tho wind out of his sails
by showing that they were passed by 7."
Republicans and 74 Democrats voting for
them in.the House, while there were only
three adverso votes in the Senate all Re
publicansand therefore, if there Is any
thing odious in,them, Democrats are
equally responsible, with Republicans
That deprives Caldwell of the greater por
tion of his capital.
Rut all other political contests are over
shadowed by the racefor Congress at Large.
Johnson, Cheaham and Maynard are all
the talk, The contest is growing bitter.
Johnson men are for anything to beat
Cheatham, and rec t'crsnCheatham men
are for any thing to beat Johnson. I have
heard Andy dei ounce all my life, but
never before have I heard it done with so
mucli gusto as now. by Cheatham men.
They are unsparing in their denuncia
tions, and are exhausting the vocabulary of
epithets in giving utterance to the profound
hatred of tho. great commander. Greeley
and Grant are lost sight of. I havo heard
more than one "straight out" since coming
into tills locality, express his views on the
Greeley question, in language more em
phatic than polite, but would shout him
self hoarse for Cheatham or Johnson, on
tho least provocation. I have conversed
with quite a number of Republicans and
Democrats, who went to Lebanon to
hear tho discussion there. They
agree with one accord, that Mr.
Maynard made a masterly effort. His
speech there carried conviction to the
hearts of hundreds who do not admit tho
fact. I have heard a score of Democrats
say, that if Maynard shonld chance to run
in between Cheatham ami Johnson, the
State would be represented with ability,
and that nothing would bo lost.
But the "Whippers-in" are busily at
work all over this country and ft is
impossible to form any correct .idea of
what the final result will be.
,If the people are still spell
bound and can be driven like dumb
cattlo to the polls, Cheatham will beat
Johnson two to one in all this part of the
county. The drill sergeants aro plying
their vocation indu3triously,and beforo the
5th of November may succeed in driving
all Democrats into tho support of tho regu
lar nominees, but no one can tell now.
Upon this depends the result hero and all
over the State. If the drill sergeants can
succeed in whipping all into the ranks,
Cheatham will receive an overwhelming
majority oyer Johnson. If the people con
clude to vote as they please ono time the
ex-President will divide votes with him
pretty equally In tho mountain counties.
w. it.
Figures For Audjr.
Tho Union and American says :
A letter dated Oct. 15, from Gainesboro',
Jackson county, written by a. gentleman
who has been attending the courts in tho
counties of Jackson, Clay, Overton, and
Putnam, puts the votes of Cheatham in
those counties as follows: Jackson, 800;
Clay, GOO; Ovreton, 000; Putnam, 500.
Ho adds: "I made this as a certain esti
mate for Cheatham. I think he will do
better. Tho chances are all in his favor.
Ho far as ho Is concerned you need have no
fear of the Mountain district. Garrett, in
dependent, will run ahead of Johnson in
those counties, and Thornhiirgh will run
ahead of Maynard.
Wn have a private letter from a gentle
tlemau ( the Lincoln Club, of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, In which ho says: "look out
for 70,000 majority for Grant in Pennsyl
vania. We've got tho Greeleyites on the
retreat and propose "to make it a rout on
tho 5ch or November."
THE 2I CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Ctircrlng 1'ronpecln or Col. Thoruburuh.
Gratifying nud encouraging news reach
es us from various portions of tho
battering ram District. Our able and gal
lantWandard bearer, Col. Thornburgh, is
making a most yigorous and effective can
vass. Tho enthusiasm of tho people for
him is one of tho most remarkable features
of our local politics. Not only has ho tho
hearty and honest support of the party
with which ho has been identified, but
Conservative Union men and oven some of
those who espoused the cause of secession
havo the good sense to lay asldu party pre
judices and openly support tho man by
whose election the community can expect
benefits that no reasonable man' can claim
as likely to result from the election of eith
er of ills competitors.
Col. Thoriiburgh's great popularity is
based partly on the warm personal regard
in which ho is held by thoso who know
him; partly on his acknowledged high
personal qualifications for tho position to
which the voice of tho people has called
him to aspire, and partly, we may hope,on
tho calm judgment of men who sincerely
wish to eloct the man whoso presence in
Congress cm be of most benefit to tho en
tire community irrespective of patty.
Wo can not name a single man in our
community more thoroughly identified
with our industrial and other Interests,
more warmly endorsed and supported by
ourworkingmen to whose strong and skil
ful arms our community owes so much,
and at the same time better fitted to bear
our standard in the present struggle,
Ills announcement In response to tho
workingmen's call has been followed by a
zeal and enthusiasm which contrasts most
strongly with the apathy which followed
the action of the convention, where, after
much wire-pulling, manipulating and
managing, one of his competitors succeed
ed obtaining the nomination, by means
which we leave to the explanation of tho
defeated aspirants.
The canvass at present is being conduct
ed on the other side of the mountains,
among tho Middle Tennessee counties
which were tacked on to the district by
Legislation to defeat tho will of tho people.
Hero ho has to contend uot only with the
personal popularity of Col. fjarrett, tho
present member from the old Stokes dis
trict, but with the efforts of tho Cheatham
whippers in who support Caldwell, find
ing Johnson and Garrett too much tlnctur-
.ed with Unionism. ,But even there, Col.
Thornburgli is making friends and creat
ing a most favorable impression in the
joint discussions and will receive in some
places a handsome vote.
But soon they will reach the more east
erly portion of the district, and our candi
date will find himself among thoso who
havo known him from Inyhood. Here,
in the community where ho has been twice
entrusted with oilice at tho hands of the
people, and acted with such wisdom, pru
dence and integrity, as to command tho
admiration even of political adversaries,
his competitors will find tho tide has set
against them witli unmistakable strength.
All indications are cheering, if we but do
our duty. A hard struggle has been im
posed on tho people by the creation of this
most unnatural district, but in spite of
this Thornburgh, we confidently believe,
will be elected. His cause is the cause of
the people ; ho is worthy of the trust, and
will carry on their standard to victory.
Traitors in His Own Tamp.
The following significant editorial from
the New York Times of tho 19th explains
itself:
"Some perfectly well-meaning people of
that order in remote, rural districts are
congratulating Grant on the purchase ,by
Gen. Bon. Butlerand Thomas Murphy of
a controlling interest In tho Tribune. Oth
er credulous souls aro sure the Tribune is
losing circulation ; and still others that it
is speedly to bo turned against Mr. Gree
ley." Tribune, Oct. 18.
Here weseo a man voluntarily dragging
very delicate affairs before the public. The
above paragraph was perfectly unnecessary
it is a piece of silly bravado, for we have
not anywhere seen the statement that the
Tribune was to bo "turned against Mr.
Greeley.'' The writer of the paragraph
merely stated what ho knew was going on
In his oflleo as a "rumor." It is a fact that
tho Tribune circulation has fallen off; it is
a fact that tho stockholders of the Tribune
havo recently held a meetlng.and discussed
the propriety of bringing tho paper over
"to tho Republican party, and that a vote to
that effect was very nearly carried. Wo
should not have alluded to these circum
stances which aro no secret if the Tri
bune had not, with ciiaractsristic bad taste
and folly, provoked remarks on tho sub
ject, Tliero Is not a paper in tho country
which does not see that tho Tribune has
lost ground which it will require years to
recover, and that tho present "manage
ment" can not possibly stand.
Great FonrMilo Rate.
The papors report tho race at, Jeromo
Park on Saturday last as follows : "
The great Interest of the day was cen
tered In tho race between Harry Bassett
and Monarchist and the excitement ran
very high. Spee'ators crowded every avail
able spot and tho most intenseanxiety was
awakened. The two horses ran neck and
neck all tho way, tho betting changing
with every turn. Bassett played out after
the third milo. Monarchist worked nobly
and won by two hundred yards amid en
thusiastic cheering, in 7:33). The entries
Were IBassett.-fMonarcl) 1st, ami King Hen
ry. Bassett came in second. The betting
was very active, though immediately be
fore tho race Monarchist stock crept up
from what it was last night.
HOME NEWS.
i.ocomotivj: r.xoixi:r.HN inicouncii..
Nlemly ltetliicflon In (111 IlocelplM.
St. Louis, Oct. 21. The Brotherhood of
Locomotivo Engineers was hi Executlvo
session yctsrday and to-day. A resolution
Was adopted favoring tho abolishment of
all Sunday trains aucl a committee was ap
pointed to confer with railroad officials
throughout the country on tho subject. A
clause to bo inserted in the act of Incorpor
ation providing for tho expluslon of any
engineer who is addicted to the use of in
toxlcatingllquors was also adopted.
Titusvii-lk, Oct. 21. Tho September
oil receipts compared with August shows a
daily decrease of eight hundred and seven
ty barrels. Tho decreaso of stock during
September is fifty-two thousand bcvcii
hundred and twenty-ono barrels.
HLOWIXH AWAT THE CHAFF.
TUe Democratic I'rcsH Clnstlliol.
Tho Nashvillo correspondent of the
Memphis Appeal in n long letter is sepa
rating tho wheat from thochairin the Dem
ocratic press of tho State. It blows away
the bolting organ of this city as mean chaff
in tho following stylo:
Tho success of Androw Johnson, If it
wero possible, wouiu destroy roroverer all
villc, is shameful. Professing to bo a Dem
ocratic paper it supports the chief disor
ganb.er. Tho Banner and Avalanche aro
more consistent, for their object is evident
nnd declared. Tho Times, at Chattanooira.
tho only Democratic daily now In East
Tennessee, is doing noble work, anu de
serves the thanks and support of the party
throughout tho State. Tho J'rcss and
Herald cannot bo considered a Democrat
ic paper, because it is trying to disorganize
and uestrov tho nartv. Tliero urn several
other good and true papers in East Ten
nessee, among mem, me Alliens J 'osf,
Sweetwater Kntcrprhr, Morristown (la
cctte, Cleveland Jianncr, nnd others which
it has not been my good fortuno to see.
THE ELECTORAL TICKET.
The publication of tho following letter,
in reply to that of lho iloii.Gco. W. Em
ery, Chairman Republican State Commit'
tee, published on Tuesday morning has
been delayed becauso of the pressure upon
our columns. It is given now to answer
repeated inquiries as to whether the ap
pointment" tendered in that letter has
been accepted :
KNoxvii,iii:Tr.NN Oct. 15. 1S72.
Sin: Your esteemed favor of the 12th
inst. notifying mo of my appointment as
one of the Electors for the State at Largo
upon tlie Republican ticitet, to nil tne va
cancy caused by tho resignation of Judge
HouK, has been received. I thank you and
your associates lor mo nonor mus conierr
ed and accent the nomination.
I do not know that I can address tho
people of Tennessee at many points in the
few weeks left of.tho canvass, hence I take
this opportunity of presenting to them
some considerations which I think should
Influence them in voting for Grant and
Wilson.
The present canvass is unlike any we
have had in this country, for in so far as
the policy and acts of tho Republican par
ty for tho past twelve eventful years are
concerned, wo have the confession of our
opponents plainly made in their Cincin
natl-Baltimore conventions, that wo were
right and they wero wrong. Wo may
question the sincerity of this confession,
wo may doubt that if successful their
promises would be fulfilled, but for all tho
purposes of a canvass we havo them upon
record as endorsing the wisdom and policy
of our party through tho trying period to
which I havo referred. We aro not there
fore challenged to defend tho past. Wo
can look to it for the record of tho Democ
racy to judge by it what will probably be
their future, but they can not look to it for
such a purpose, for in confessing that our
acts havo been wise and just, they offer an
assurance that it is a good guarantee for tho
future. As to tho past then, wo need have
no concern.
What is to divide us now? Purely a
choico of persons for President, and of tho
policy they may be expected to pursuo
for the future- As between Gen. Grant
and Mr. Greeley, no sensible southern man
should hesitate to chooso in favor of the
former. He has been more honorable,
fairer, and more conciliatory in his policy
towards the South than Greeley. Tliero
is not a statute upon our books to-day, of
which the South complains, that has not
been fully indorsed or advocated
by Horace Greeley, I challenge
any man to point to a single unkind, un
charitable word Gen. Grant has ever ut
tered of the Southern people, or a single
act either private or olllcial, dishonorable to
them or inimical to Southern interests.
As President, it was his duty to suppress
tho violence that bands of lawless men in
flicted upon sections of the South, but If
In doing this, arbitrary measures were ne
cessary and some innocent men suffered,,
as is always probable under such circum
stances, who should be held responsible for
It tho turbulent spirits of the South who
Incited tho violence, or tho President who
simply did Ills duty in protecting innocent
citizens In their persons and property? If
the general polloy of Gen. Grant has been
of the character claimed, is it not far better
policy far tho South to show by its votes
that it appreciates such acts ami thereby
establish borne claim upon tho President
personally for tho coming four years, than
to vote for Horace Greeley, who was ear
liest and most importunate after tho War in
ills demands for a prescriptive, sweeping
reconstruction policy ? If tho South pas
sionately turns its back upon President
Grant and his fair, honorable policy
and takes in preference Horace Greeley,
whose zeal for reconciliation, etc., is suspi
cious, becauso of its Intensity and death
bed character, will it not bo calculated to
repel the President and his Administra
tion from tho South ? Let tho people of
the Southern States accept Grant's record
and acts as in good faith and as conciliato
ry, and show him by their votes that they
havo confidence in his patriotism and
justice, and they will havo far better guar
antees for that " reconciliation " thoy
profess to seek and for the tranquility and
recuperation of the South, thanhy blindly
following after Greeley, who Is not now
and Is never likely to bo In position to do
them any great good.
One word as to tho present attitude of
Tennessee. No sensible man can recon
cile the acts of the Tennesseo Greeley De
mocracy wim its jirojcssions. Witli one
hand it temlcrs thoollvo branch to Horace
urcclcy and ins liberal allies, professing a
sincere desire for reconciliation and a moro
fraternal union with the Northern people,
whilo with tho other it aggressively and in
sultingly repels from Its ranks every man
who was in sympathy with the Govern
ment during the war. While loudlv com
plaining of oppression Jfrom the North,
It is to-day proscribing every man
in tho Stato who wa9 loyal to his
country in tho time of its peril. Whilo
obsequious and zealous to an unmanly de
gree to swallow Horace Greeley with all
his obnoxious record for tho nrofessed ob
ject of cementing tho Union, it puts for
ward as us canuiuaies lor every prominent
olllce in tho State, ex -con federate ofilccrs
who did all they could to disrupt that
Union puts them forward because of their
rebel record, aye, chooses them in prefer
ence to better men of their own party
whom they reject because they wero
Union men. Look over the list
of the candidates from Governor down to
those for (lie Legislature and what ir long
array of Generals, Colonols, Majors, Cap
tains, itc, do wo find ? Is such proscrip
tion in Tennesseo on the part of tho con
federate wing of tho Democracy consistent
with their professions to the North for "re
conciliation V" It seems to me tho Democ
racy of Tenne.-seo should seo this false
position in which their over-zealous leaders
havo placed them and tho ruinous effect
witli which such facts can bo used against
them.
Is It not time intelligent people cut.
wieniseives joose irom sucn leaders v
Is it not time that they were
were voting to promote their interests, ag
ricultural, industrial, ami educational,
rather than glvimr.their Iniluenco toafew
hot headed partisan leaders to be used to
tho detriment of their Stato and section?
For these reasons alone, losimr sight entire
ly of many others they havo often had pre
sented to them, I think tho people of Ten
nesseo should cast their electoral vote for
Grant and Wilson, and wheel into tho lino
of States that aro to shapo and mould tho
policy of tho Republic for the next four
years.
With assurances of great respect,
I am, sir, your ob't serv't,
A. J. Ricks.
To Hon. Geo. W. Emery, Chairman
Rep. Com., Nashville, Tenn.
WAR OF THE NEW YORK DEMOCRACY.
Tweed, Ilulltl: Co.,Af;nlii Indicted.
Special Dispatch to tho Cincinnati (laicttc.ll
The Committee of Seventy and other re
formers announce that they havo agreed
upon Win, E. Havemeyer as candidate for
Mayor. They are endeavoring to induco
Tammany to withdraw Lawrence, nnd
liopo to accomplish their object In a few
days. O'Brien is rapidly perfecting his ar
rangements for tho support of all the ele
ment opposed to Tammany. He says lie
will run at all hazards.
Tho jealousy between tho Democratic
National, Liberal National, nnd Liberal
States committees continues. Each com
mittee has issued a separate addicss,
through Its chairman, and new quarrels
are' dally arrislng. All efforts to secure
united action have failed. Tliero is great
activity at Republican National and State
headquarters, and reports of a most favor
able character aro constantly coming from
all quarters.
KOUK MOKE KINO INMCTMKNTS.
The four indictments found to-day by
tho Court Qf Oyer and Terminer are for
felony and conspiracy in tho Board of
Audit, and aro understood to bo against
Tweed, Connolly, and Hall. They aro
based upon tho testimony of Andrew J.
Gnrvev and Connolly, who swore that a
plan was arranged beforo tho meeting of
the board in order to allow tho public mon
ey to be stolen. Bench warrants for the nr
restof the indicted parties were issued to
night, and oftlcers weresout to servo them
To Betting Men.
The Louisville Com mcrcial of the 14th
says in referenco to tiie Governor's race In
Indiana :
Wo advise all who havo wagered moncv
on the result of tho gubernatorial election,
to require tho stake-holders to retain It un
til it is decided who Is legally elected, and
we aro fortified in this advice by a private
dispatcli received from Indianapolis. Suf
ficient frauds have already come to light to
Justify this advice, and a fnll investigation
win snow mac me .Democratic repeating
and illegal voting nnd ballot stulling of
ltsus, in Indiana, nas been surpassed by ttio
achievements of tho Greeley reformers in
the same line this year.
A Temperate Candidate.
Hon. It. R. Butler, candidate for Con
gress from the First District, never drank
a quart of brandy or whisky in his lifo,
and has not drank a gill for the last twen
ty years. Tho Athens J'ost is therefore in
error about him killing himself drinking.
ino writer is oeciueiuy in mvor oi Bouer
men for office. Mr. Butler Is such. For
this, and other good and 8ulHclentrcasons,
it is confidently believed mat ho will bo
elected. Let every Union man vote for
him. Rkw.kction.
Iir.I'UllI.IOAN NrtAKINCJ.
Nncccli of r.i.llovpruor Hard at Ihr Court
Iloimo.
In nccordnnco with notice given, cx-Gov.
Hard nddrcsscd tho citizens of Knoxvillo Mon
day night at tho court house, on tho political is
sues of tho day.
David Richards, Esq., chairman pro torn, o
tho Grant and Wilson Club, cnllod tho meeting
to ordor, In a few lively remarks, in which ho
expressed tho hopo that this would bo a rcgulnr
revival mooting, nnd that Col. John Willlnms
would bo among tho converts. Ho then intro
duced tho speaker of tho occasion,
KX-aovEnuon sau. iiakd.
Ho appeared boforo tho pooplo of Knoxvillo
in complianco with an invltntioa from Judge
Houk, and though suffering from frequent
speaking, would endoavor to cntcrtairi them
briefly. Ho wpuld begin by speaking of tho
dead an.l terminato with the living. Alluding
to Mr. Greeloy, whoso prospects wero fair nt
Cincinnati, ho passod on to President Grant,
saying ho would imitntu liis great lendor, tho
President, nnd talk common sonse, for this was
pro-eminently on tho Republican side a cam
paign of reason. Mr. Grcoley's prospects wero
waning, and whilo two or threo months ngo ho
might havo boon ablo to carry soveral of tho
Eastorn and Middlo States, yet now ho could
not carry a singlo Stato noJth of Mnson nrjd
Dixon's lino.
Ho showed tho wiro-pulling nt Cincinnati by
the disaffected of nil parties, whore, to uo a
flgurntivo expression, Greeley and Gratz Brown
wero bora nnd received tho Democratic Apos
tolic boncdiction nt llaltimoro. Greoloy had
swallowed tho Democracy and vico versa nnd
each bad mado tho other sick, as was evinced in
tho Ootobor election and by thoGth of Novem
ber tho old party would ho dead beyond tho
powor of resurrection.
Ho was a Democrat from his youth and served
four years in tho confederate army and at tho
closo of tho war was tho first journalist to raise
the name of Gen. Grant for tho Presidency.
Ho nUuAcAai passant to li is cotirso beforo and
since tho war and paid ntributo to tho old flag,
which was not suflored to float from tho Stato
houso of Georgia by tho Govornor elected to fill
out tho unexpired term of Bullock, ono of tho
grcniost tnioves tnnt ovor disgraced Jus high
position.
Ho was opposed to Greeloy,for ho hadn't lost
his manhood yet ho was a Republican from
princlplo and could notseo how n Southern man
could support him. Tho speaker mado an allu
sion to his individual oxporienco and gavo his
viows as to tho reason why l'residont Grant
should bo ro-oloctod.
Ho urged n liberal policy on tho part of his
hearers tho blacks should not bo Kadicnl,
neither should tho whites. Tho population of
Southern cities should bo far in excess of what
thoy now are, citing tho condition of Momphia,
which virtually shut tho door of prosperity
against new comers. Wo should extend tho
hand of wolcomo to tho immigrant who comes
with his industry find means, to develop ourre
sourccs. Gov. Bard read a dispatch from Gen. Hnrt
ranft, of Pennsylvania, and closed by returning
thanks to tho audienco for tho respectful atten
tion, giving threo cheors for Grant nnd Wilson,
which wero joined in heartily by tho crowd.
During his remarks tho speaker was frequently
applauded.
David Richards Esq., took tho stnnd and
mado somo vury earnest appeals to former
Union men to return to tho Itepublican
fold. Johnson had denied that ho was
elected President by tho Kapubli
enns. hut ho hated to hear a big man toll a lio ns
much as a littlo ono (hero Col. Williams at
toaipted to explain that ho was mistaken ia his
viows ns to what Mr. Johnson did sny.) Mr. It
repcatod his assertion, and with a pleasing al
lusion to Chattanooga, gavo way to
COL. C1ASKILI.,
a life-long Democrat, who supported Grant
from principle. Ho gavo a roview of Mr.
Grceloy's past career, his crotchets and his in
consistencies, hut ho was not well balancod and
ho could not support him for tho Presidency.
Also on tho other hand his preferenco for Gen.
Grant, As a matter of tasto ho proforrcd tho
latter, as much for liis civil administrative abil
ity as for liis prowess in war.
Ho had formerly henn a States rights rebel,
ia nccordnnco with old Democratic ideas, bnt
had gotton over that now. Tho party lash didn't
hurt now liko it did boforo tho war.
His viows wero oxprcssed with great forco and
vigor nnd elicited frequent npplnuse. With a
eulogy on tho colored raco of tho South, ho pass
ed on to tho practice of tho rival candidates for
tho Presidency. Col. Gaskill concluded, hav
ing mado a most happy effort.
Col Gaskill's remarks occupied about two
hours in delivery, nnd ho was frequently inter
rupted by loud cheer from tho audience. His
speech was an ablo ctfort, nnd wo enn asBuro
him a good crowd if ho should ever nddresstho
citizons of Knoxvillo again.
Nevler County Fair.
Skvikrviixe, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1872.
EniTons Cuuokicle; Our Pair is ovor. It
camo off on tho 9th nnd 10th inst : and wn worn
blessed with two ns pretty dnys as I ever taw.
Tho Fair was crowned with great success.
Numbers of persons present estimated nt from
2,00010 3,000. Evorythingjwcntoffnicely. Wo
heard quito a, number of men say that tho Hoko
and Mulo exhibition, on Thursday, was far
better than tho Exhibition nt Knoxvillo two
years ngo : it was boyond all expectation.
x wui jjivo juu ii imL ui mo premiums award
ed on tho Stock the small items aro loo tediuos
to mention commencing at tho Speid King:
J A l'ickens, J mile dash, $15. J A Bennett,
1 milo dash. S10. W Houk. 1 milo dash. S25
J A Bennett, i milo dash, $10. A. Bonnett,
j mnu secoau uasn, ?ju. .1 v umiion, .years
old, 1 milo dash, $5. W D Gnss, fastest mulo
round tho ring, $5. R C Duggan, 1 mile, pac
ing, S3. ESSnapn, trotting mule, S2. Best
2 year old stallion, H G Hoges, $2. Pl'Soaton,
best colt, $2. A C F Trotter, best draft horso,
$1. A O F Trotter best 4 vear old horso. 82.
J F Toomey, best need stallion. . J W
Andes M nromiums). best 2 vearold mulo; host
mule colt ; best mnro and colt, and best brood
mure, li u Andes, best pair harness horses.Sl.
J O Murphy, (3 premiums) largest mulo ; best
i yar,iiu rnuio : oest o years om
mare, w 11
Uatlptlrbcst 1 year old colt, $2.
best 3'yeurs old horse, $2.
J P Catlctt,
CATTLE DKPAllTMENT.
A E Murphy, host 3 vcars old bull, $2. E G
Snnpp, host 1 year old bull. 2. W II Trotor.
(3 premiums) best cow; best cow nnd calf, and
, est calf to ago. A E Murphy, best I year old
"oifer, $1,
Too much could not bo said of tho success of
tho Farmir's Club of Suvior county. Wo novor
thouKht of havinir a Fair, until ufler tho Farm
er's Convention at Knoxvillo, in Alny, and wo
did surprisingly for our opportunities.
SEV1EII.

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