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VOL. III.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 , 1872.
NO. 31.
HOKACE MAYHARD.
lie Defends Charges or Republican
rroscrlption.
Ho Refers to Some Confiscation Acts
of 1861.
Wholesome Truths for Demagogues
Howling about Oppression.
How
Landon r Haynes
Extinguisher.
Got His
Horace Maynanl made a lengthy and
jiblo speech at Memphis, on tho 10th,
which wo And partyl reported In the Mem
phis Jhdkiin of the !Mth. His reply to
Landon C. Haynes is what might bo call
ed an extinguisher. It revives recollec
tions that wo should think such men
would bo slow to bring out again. Hut as
they must have It, better it were given hot
and heavy as Maynard gave It. He spoke
jis follows :
Let lis look at Grant's administration
and see what It has been. Seo If wo can
find any reason why this worthy public
.servant should ho bent into retirement,
nnd his place supplied by the Democracy.
"When ho btcamo President, wo were in
trouble Avlth England by reason of her
conduct towards us in tho lato war. Eng
land did not lovo you, but she hated our
nation and determined to do everything
in her power to break down the Republic
on this sidoof the water. To do tills, she
professed frfondship for your Confederacy,
and gave you whataid and encouragement
she could. She permitted your vessels to
build and outfit, and to supp'y and depart
from her ports to prey upon ourcommercc.
England was called to account for her con
duct, but in that proud bearing which had
so long characterized her, she was indiffer
ent to our, demands. Finally tho Great
.Russian Rear began to show his teeth, and
England being frightened, sent over and
told General Grant that they were willing
to leavo our troubles out to a commission
of four selected by eacli government. The
commission upon our part was selected by
General Grant, and they met those of
England at Geneva ; and for tho first time
in her history, England, that proud and
imperious nation, upon whoso dominions
tho sun never sets, and who has claimed
to be tno mistress oi tne seas, was made to
answer as a defendant in any courts upon
.awarded the Government of tho United
States tho sum ' of llftecn million live
hundred thousand dollars, to bo paid in
trold.
As an illustration of tho non-partisan
feeling of General .Grant in tho adminis
tcatlon of the Government, wo have only
to say, mac lie selected lor duty on that
commission, men who wercBiiot'his party
friends, but to show to the world that he
desired only a fair and honorable settle
incut of our troubles with England, he
chose for that service as many Democrats
.as Republicans. Scarcely a Republican in
the nation but would have been glad of
tno nonor which sucn an appointment
would have conferred. Wo can point
with prido to his conduct and manage
ment of all our foreign allairs, and to
night, wo are tho most honored nation on
tho face of tho earth. Somo of you have
been, abroad and know of your observa
tion, the estimation in which wo are held.
Our prowess in tho Held during the lato
war, and our administration of the Gov
ernment since tho war, has placed us high
er in the estimation of the civilized world.
My confederate friends, some of you
have contributed to this greatness of our
country. Tho world watched us during
our struggle, and after tho record that our
armies made, tho nation would feel strong
Indeed that would not hesitate to assail us.
Rut, as the Government has been wise
ly and ably administered as regards our
foreign policy and relations, so it has been
honestly and i faithfully administered at
home. Tho Government has been kind
and considerate to tho people of our sec
tion, far beyond what many of you ex
pected. And tho equal protection of tho
law has been extended to every citizen
alike, without regard to tho past. An ef
fort has been made to suppress violence
and bloodshed, but not to oppresj tho
guiltless. Rut in tho speech to which I
have referred, Landon C. Haynes saya
that the Government is oppressive. Now
let us seo about tho oppression. I was
elected to Congress from my district in
18111, aud hurried away to Washington,
hoping to arrivo there before tho adjoiirn
Inent of tho Congress then in session, but
failed to do so. Tho times were stormy,
and all over tho land there were prepara
tions for war. I could not bo ac home.
At that time Landon C. Haynes was a
neighbor of mine, and hero I wish to read
you an application he mado to tho court at
Knoxville. Mr. Haynes was tho seques
tation agent of tho so-called Confederate
States of America, and as such agent let
us seo what ho did. I read from a true
copy of an application iilcd by him which
is as follows":
To Hon. West II. Humphreys, Judge of
tho District Court of the Confederate States
of America lor tho District of Tennessee:
Tho Confederate States of America,
through Landon C. Haynes, tho receiver
for tho eastern district of Tennessee, re
spectfully represents unto your honor that
within tno Jurisdiction of this court there
are (various items of property specially
enumerated.) Tho said States, by said re
ceiver, show that said property, real, per
sonal, and mixed, belongs to one Horace
Maynard, who has his domicile and who re
sides In Kentucky, or somo ono of tho
States or districts of tho United States, and
who Is In actual hostility to tho Govern
ment of tho Confederate States of America,
and who adheres to tho enemy of said
States by speeches, words and acts, giving
Uicn. .11 ' ""i)f 'rt 'i Kentucky and
other places In tho United States, and Is
an alien enemy to said Confederate States.
All of which aro situate, and being in tho
counties of Knox ami Campbell, in the
State and within the distrlctof said receiv
er. And tho said Confederate States fur
ther represent that tho said property, debts
claims, choses in action, arc, as said States
been informed by said receiver, under the
control and supervision of Mrs. Maynard,
wife of said Horace Maynard, and the said
W. P. Washburn, who resides in Knox
ounty, In this State, which property is
liable to bo seized, under the act of the
Confederate Congress for tho sequestration
of tho estates, property, aud aH'ccts of alien
enemies. Tho said Mrs. Maynard and
Washburn aro reoucsted to set forth, an
oath, and specifically to describe said prop
erty, and dents, and cnoscs in action, as
they have full knowledge of the same, and
answer the interrogatories herowlth filed,
on oath and marked exhibit A, as a part
of this petition.
Tlio Conledcrato htates oi America,
through tald receiver, therefore pray that
the said persons havine supervision and
control over said property, as aforesaid,
who resides in tno county oi jsjiox, no
made parties to this petition, and that a
copy thereof, together with notice, bo is
sued by tho clerk of this court to the mar
shal or his deputy, to be served on said per
sons. Said Confederate States further pray
that your honor direct said property to bo
seized and sequestrated, and placed In the
hands of said receiver, and by him sold or
disposed of upon such termsandconditions
as your honor may direct. And on final
hearing, tho Confederate States pray for
all such other, further, and different relief
in tho premises as may bo consistent with
tho act of tho Confederate Congress.
Laxdox 0. llAYxns,
Receiver for tho Eastern District of Tenn.
And the property was seized and seques
trated and placed in the hands of Landon
C. Haynes. My wife and children were
turned out of doors and everything wo had
were sold. Tho beds upon wnlcn tney
slept. Tho table from which they ate.
Tho kitchen furniture, and everything was
sold, even the cradle in which our Infant
children had been rocked, aud little arti
cles that had the names of my children,
long since dead, engraved upon them, and
which wore of no intrinsic value to any
ono, but very dear to usas precious memen
toes of tho past, were sold. I do not know
how much they brought nor who bought
them, but I presume Mr. Haynes got the
money aud can toll what he did with it. 1
have never complained of that oppression.
1 do not speak of It to complain. I knew
when I took sides with my country, that
war, pestilence and famine, that triple
scourgo of mankind would sweep over the
land aud would leave ruin, desolation and
death in its pathway. I was not unpre
pared for what came. I havo-never sued
anyone for damages. I have never sought
to have any one I ndicted. I have naver asked
any one for my property, and I havo not.
and do not now, complain of oppression. 1
ask you, my countrymen, wherols thereto
be found a man who espoused tho South
ern cause whose property has been seized
by order of a court and sold ? In what in
stance has tho present administration op
pressed any citizon In thator Indeed In any
other way ? Now it seems to mo that my
side of this fight was successful and that
Mr. Haynes' side was whipped. Sup
poso that his side had whipped and mine
been unsuccessful, I ask, would I havo
been before you to-night, as a candidate for
aseat in their Congress ? There has been
no oppressslon, Put on tno otlier Hand,
there has been kindness and magnanimi
ty. Mr. Maynard hero read tho Cincinnati
platform, adopted at Raltlmore, and com
pared It with the Philadelphia platform,
and said :
"What keeps us apart ? Why should wo
call each other hard names ? Our plat
forms are almost identical, and thero now
remains nothing for us to quarrel about.
Our principles aro tho same, and tho only
thing that divides us Is a choice between
men. If each man of this largo audience
had been taken eighteen months ago aud
had been given three guesses as to who ho
thought would have been tho Democratic
candidate for tho Presidency at this time,
not ono of you would ever havo thought of
Horace Greeley. Why, I could havo
thought of nothing on this broad earth so
mortifying and humiliating to tho Democ
racy, and if they had been compelled to
do penance and had been obliged to sup
port Horace Greeley for tho Presidency or
to havo worn hair shirts aud peas in their
shoes, I would havo thought that they
would havo preferred to do the latter all
the days of their lives. Our Democratic
friends havo been cursing Wm. G. Drown
low bitterly fr ten years, because of his
abuse of them, but tho abuse whieli Rrown
low has given compares with that whieli
Horace Greeley has heaped on them for
thirty years, as the singing of the gentle
Canary bird compares with tho hooting of
an owl.
They say that Grant Is a fool and that he
don't know anything. If I was on their
side of tho question I don't think I would
say that either, for obvious reason. Rut I
will call two witnesses from among our
opponents to testify on this subject.
On tho 11th of April, ISM, the Now
York World, a leading Democratic paper,
said :
Gen. Grant's history should teach us to
discriminate better than we Americans aro
ant to do between glitter and solid worth.
Ulysses Grant, tho tanner, Ulysses Gram,
tho unsuccessful applicant for tho post of
Surveyor of St. Louis, Ulysses Grant, tho
driver Into tho city of his own horse them
with jt load of wood to sell, had within
him every manly quality which will cause
tho name of Lieutenant General Grant to
llvo forover In history. His career Is a lcs
son to practical Democracy. It is a quiet
satire on tho dandyism, tho pupnyNm, and
tho shallow application of our lashionablo
exquisite, as well as upon the.swagger of
our plausible glib-tonguod demagogues.
Not by any means that great qualities aro
Inconsistent with cultivated manners and
a I'umt elocution, but that such superfi
cial accomplishments aro no measure of
worthy ability.
He spoke of Grant's amnesty recrd,snd
showed conclusively that ho had always
favored and urged amnesty. He defended
the financial policy of the Administration
In a masterly argument. Ho showed that
the Interests on tho National debt had been
reduced from nine per cent, per annum to
llvo aud a half per cent. That tho present
Administration had paid MS millions of
tho debt, or ono hundred millions per
year.
That tho nnnual interest in 1808, was
ono hundred aud fifty millions a year, aud
that It Is now only ono hundred and three
millions. And that taxes have been reduc
ed ono hundred and lorty millions a year,
that there was now no tax Imposed except
on whisky, tobacco, matches, patent med
icines, perfumery, cards, ami on hanks.
Tho revenue of tho country was raised by
taxation of luxuries and not of necessaries.
A tax was imposed on whisky and not up
on milk, upon tobacco and not on bread,
cards wcro taxed and the bible was free.
All tax had been removed from tea and
coll'eo for tho first tlmo since the founda
tion of tho Government. The taxes had
been closely collected and faithfully ap
plied to tho payment of tho interest and
debt.
There has been lost to tho Government
by and through defalcation of officers ap
pointed by Grant, $300,000, by those ap
pointed by Johnson, 2.800,000, and by
thoso nppoiuted by Mr. Lincoln, SS00.O0O.
You will see that Grant's appointees have
lost to tho Government less than one half
of that of Mr. Lincoln's, and less than one
ninth of that lost by defalcation of Mr.
Johnson's appointees.
Mr. Maynard then showed that the cu'1
reut expenses had been enormously reduc
ed, and wound up ono of tho most logical
and convincing arguments to which wo
havo over listened and an appeal to his
hearers to support Grant, first as a matter
of principle, and secondly as a matter of
policy. He said that Greeley could not be
elected, and asked tho people to place
themselves in accord and harmony with
tho party, whoso men and principles would
control tho destinies of tho nation for the
next four years.
He spoko two hours and fifteen minutes,
and was listened to by a largo audience,
composed equally of Republicans and
Democrats.
J. M. THORNBTJRGH.
SPEAKING AT JACKSR0R0'.
Large Turn-out to Hear the Working
men's Candidate.
At na early hour on Monday tho Court IIouso
Square begun to bo well filled with formers and
laboring men generally who camo to Jiicksboro'
on thnt day especially, ns it would seem from
tho sequel, to hear tho workingmen' s champion,
Col. J. M, Thornburgh. Eleven o'clock, pre
cisely was tho hour agreed upon to commence
speaking, but neither of his opponents being
prcsont, tho Colonel, with his usual mngnnnin
mity, wanted n full hour. Hat twclvo o'clock
having arrived without cither of his opponents
being present and tho crowd becoming restless
and eager, ho addressed them in his uunl forc
ible manner.
"Wo regret that want of space and timo pro
vents us giving it in full, for overv ono present
said that it whs ono of his best olVorts, and wn
listoncd to with marked attention by a largo
number of citizens.
In his speech ho mado somo excellent point?,
a fow of which wo give.
Col. Thornbugh spoko to a largo nndnttentivo
crowd. Ho opened by saying ho was not tho
candidate of a caucus or clique, who had givca
him tho right to run ; but that, tho workingmen
oHlio district, tho hard-handed, honest-hearted
sdns of toil, who nrothoir country's stay ia war
and peace, who do not engage in political intri
gues, but dovoto their timo and labor to support
and cducato their fnmilios.had called him out to
bear their standard, and if elected, to represent
their interest in tho -13(1 Congress.
Ho Baid ho did not belong to thnt clns of
political office seokers who endeavor to alarm
tho country by vividly depicting tcrriblo brea
kers in tho political ocean on which wero to bo
wrecked tho hopes of 40,000,000 peoplo. But did
present n picture of this glorious governmont,
at ptaco with all nntions.honorodnnd feared by
all mankind, a homo and frco rofugo for op
pressed laboring classes of tho old world when
universal liberty mid exact justico ismcededout
toall.
Ho showed how tho government was making
rapid strides in progress, Christianity nnd Ira
tornity ; that tho (Ires of discord engendered by
tho late war had nearly burned out. Ho hero
referred to tho war, nnd churactcr of tho war
that Isham Harris, Dunington ct nl wero mak
ing on Johnson. Ho showed that ono wing of
tho Democracy hud ostracised ovory Union
Democrat in tho Stnto. Ho showed how llliz
zard and James, in tho third district, how-Gar-retl,
"Williams, Fleming and Nelson wero
decapitated by ihn Confederate ring nnd Sock
Quarter Master Caldwell nnd Col. 1). M. Key,
was put on ns tho representatives of thnt wing
of tho Democracy. Ho road from Harris and
Dunnington speeches, nnd said, ifhownsnot
engngod in this eanvns and no ono elso
would meet Isham G. Harris on tho
stump, and reply to the kind and
quality of red hot bolts forged in malico nnd
hurled by envy at tho head of Union men,
becnuso they had patriotism enough to stand by
thoir country's ling in tho day nnd hour of dan
ger, ho would go, liko David of old and select
tho llvo smooth stones from tho brook, and arm
ed with his sling, ho would attack this proud
Uolinth who invaded thosoil of East Tonnussco,
mnilo sacred by tho blood of its best nnd purest
citizens, murdered when he was Governor,
without oven a protest from tho Chief Execu
tive, whoso duty it was to protect ins people
Ho discussed tho coal nnd iron interests of
Kast Teanosscc, nnd showed how Caldwell's
policy of taking tho tarilf ofl' of our iron would
striko down our eonl and iron intorcsts and ruin
tho workingmen. Ho fully ventilated tho rov
enuo laws, and showed who was responsible- for
them; how as many Democrats ns Republicans
voted for them. Ho showed how tho pcoplo had
been disfranchised ia laying tho State olf in
Congressional districts; read nnd commented
on Dulioso's speech, nnd asked if Harris ot nl.
and DulJoso, aro not tlio extreme or radical
party ,D T ' ix " Ho g'nii-' I ut Ids own and
bis opponent's rccord.fdrow a plcturo of tho fu
turo of tills groat republic, and closed.
After Col. Thornburgh had concluded, Sonn
tor Gibson mado a tolling Republican spoceh.
Ho fully ventilated tho past record of both tho
Presidential candidates showing howGrnnthad
been tho best friend to tho South, which Grco
ley had nlwnys bcea tho vory worst of enemies
to tho peoplo of tho South in general, but Dem
ocrats In particular. Ho read numerous ex
tracts from tho pen of Greoloy in regard to his
feeling towards tho Southern people, tho Dem
ocrats nnd thorobels, nnd concluded by nsk
Ing how it was possiblo that tho Southern peo
plo hnd so far lost nil self respect ns to mako a
man their stnndard-bcaror who had so unmcr
citully abused them as Greeley hnd.
HOX. A. K. OAnWSTT,
who hnd been unavoidably belated, on nccount
of tho freight trnin only going ns far nsCoal
Creek, nnd having somo troublo in procuring a
horso there, nrrived in Jncksboro' during Sena
tor Gibson's speech, and, at tho conclusion of
which, ho took tho stnnd nnd addressed tho
fow thnt remained in tho houso in a short speech,
regretting thnt ho did not havo timo to fully
vcntilntohis oppononts.
Tho throo aspirants for tho lower scat in tho
Houso of Koprcscntative from Union, Camp
boll and Scott wcro present, nnd two of them,
l'nrkey nnd Kilbuni,mountcdtho stump, Thoso
who turned out camo for tho purposo to hear
tho People's favorite, Col. Thornburgh, nnd
when he hnd finished they enred but httlo for
tho rest. On our trip to Jacksboro' and return
wo heard but ono opinion expressed, ami thnt
was, ho would carry everything en this sido of
tho mountain liko wild fire, and that if hU
friends will do their duty, ho will not only bo
tho laboring men's enn'didnto but thoir representative.
Om: secret of Thornburch's surprising
strongtlfmong the masses of the peoplo
is tlio gallantand dashing stylo of his casi
vass. Young, full of courage and of great
force and vigor, ho entered the campaign
with heavy odds against him. He lias in
the first placotocontend against the "mon
strous deformities" of this district. For
weeks he lias been buried in tho nioun
tains fighting against the "regular nomi
nee" in a region unfriendly to him. Tlio
district was mapped out for the cxprrsspur
poHC of drfcatiny any Independent or Re
publican candidate. Rut this outrageous
act Is one the pcoplo condemn, and they
naturally sympathize with the "Httlo At
torney General" who boldly fights such
odds. Another reason that tho "whlppers
In" are at workto save the "organization."
They are appealing to all the bitterest pas
sions of tho war to rally Democrats to Gen.
Cheatham, Gen. Rrown, Col. Key and?)
Caldwell. This again gives Thornburgh
tho sympathy of tho liberal ex-confedcrato
and Union men. They know that he has
always been a liberal, magnanimous man.
When tho war ended ho did all ho eoulil to
allay its passions. The masses, therefore,
sympathize with Thornburgh as against
those agitators and disturbers of the pence.
They know, If elected to Congress, he will
look after tho people's Interestsand not go
there to stir up contention and bitter strife.
From every part of the district the news
comes that tho people, without party dis
tinction, are rallying around him nnd they
propose to elect him and rebuke tho trad
ing politicians for making bucIi a shame
ful dlstrictand making the canvass on bit
ter partisan issues.
A ril.UIiEXGi:.
Sevier county Republicans nutllorize tho
CintoxiCLi: to say that It will give Grant
tho best vote of any county in tlio State,
and will claim to be called "tho Ranncr
County." What say you, Republicans of
other counties?
Tin; "monstrous deformities" of the
RattcringRam district aro moro apparent
than ever, now that tho canvass progress
es, It has been utterly impossiblo to re
port the debates or to communlcato with
the candidates save by wide detours and
long delays. Why was such a district
mapped out? Why wero Knox and Jef
ferion aud Sevier and Anderson tacked on
to a district stretching over into Kentucky
and nearly to Nashville ? Why wero our
Iron and coal and industrial Interests
pinned on to a dozen counties
having no community of Interest
with us? Why such an intolerant pre
scriptive districting ? Itwasdonoto fas
ten upon the Conservative peoplo of tho
district a Bourbon Democrat an extremo
rebel a jn-ocrlptionist. It was dono to
disfranchise East Tennessee. Will it suc
ceed ? Will not liberal men of both par
ties vote for Thornburgh and rebuke the
spirit referred to ? Tho next Legislature
will map out anew tho districts. If tho
peoplo want a fair district, let them show
It by a signal defeat of the ring candidate,
(?) Caldwell. If they want liberal, manly
sentiments to triumph over tho fell spirit
thnt has kept Tennessee back for a decade,
let them vote for Thornburgh !
.. -
Wrj hopo the peoplo will turn out and
hear Thornburgh, Garrett and Caldwell at
the fow joint appointments that still re
main to be filled.
Wo wish every voter In the wholo dis
trict could hear them, for we feel that wo
should bo the gainers. Wo aro proud of
our standard-bearer.
- i .
Locomotive Knirlncer.
Tho Urotherhood of Locomotivo Ensineors
was la session last week ia St. Louis. Tlio at
tendanco was very largo and showod a gratify
ing oxhibit of tho strongth of tho fratornity.
ivnoxvilio Division was rcpresontou oy air. is.
Long. On Thursday last tho engineers enjoyed
largo number of ladies. Tho St. LotiU Daily
(1'vlc navs. thrco of tho crand otllcors hnvo
i norn cicctou, niwrvc r,i5 r to oo cnoson.
FOB CONSERVATIVE UNION MEN.
For four years past tho Conservative
Union men of Tcnnesseo have given their
votes and Intluenco to the Democracy of
the State. They came forward in 1SG9 and
even in 1S0S anil gave tho weight of their
intluenco as Union men, to placo in power
in tho Stato tho present Democratic organ
ization. Every sensible man knows that
had tho Issue been sharply defined be
tween the rebel clement of tho Democracy
and the united Union clement of tho
SUitc, the advent of tho former into
power In Tennessee would havo been
long postponed. Rut to relievo themselves
of supposed grievances, the Conservative
Union men allied themselves with tho
rebel element and placed in power tho
present Intolerant democratic party. Now,
in return for this aid, what have they re
ceived from thnt extreme element of their
party? What has been tho treatment of
these Union men since tho Democracy
camo Into power in Tennessee? Is It
not a fact familiar to every Intelligent
man in tho State, that from Son tcr down
the Conservative Ualon men havo
been but hewers of wood and
drawars of water for thoir confederate as
sociates? Has thero been even a disposi
tion shown to consultthetn about the nom
ination for offices or about tho policy of
their State administration? Not at all !
On the contrary, what aro tho facts ?
After tho Sentcr administration was in
stalled there was enacted a series of pro
scrlptlvo statutes, that for intoler
ance and vindlctlvencss are without
a parallel in the history of Tennessee
legislation. Sentcr was treated with con
tempt and tolerated only so long :ts
ho had authority. When his term of of
(lcc'explrcd ho retired to his rural home
and no lias never oeen ncaruoi since. xno
Democracy havo no further use for htm.
When tho last Legislature convened tlio
candidates for tho second office in tho
State President of tho Senate wero
Hon. W. R. Sevier, of .Toncsboro', and
Gen. John C. Vaughn, of Monroe. Roth
wero East Tcnnesseeans. The former had
been a staunch Union man, aud the latter
had served in tne conieuerate army, be
vier was a gentleman of education and
well fitted for a presiding olllcer. Vaughn
was notoriously unntted lor tno place.
Yet Vaughn was elected over Sevier.
Why, is it asi:cd .' iiecause tno latter nad
been a Union mun. He was obnoxious for
thai reason and no other. Take another
example. When under the new constitu
tion tlio people of the Chattanooga Chan
cery division wero callo dupon to elect their
Chancellor, the Conservative Union peo
plo of the district looked to Josso Gaut,
ilsq., of Cleveland, as a suitable man. Ho
consented to the uso of his name, upon
tlio understanding that Chancellor Key
was not a candidate. Yet, when the
timo came to name the man, Key suddonly
appeared and was chosen and Gaut was
set aside. Tho former had been
a rebel' and the latter a Union
man. Gaut was an excellent lawyer, emi
nently qualified for the position, but ho
was obnoxious because of his loyalty. In
the same section when tho Congressional
Convention met last summer aud tho
choice for Congressman lay between Key,
rebel, and Blizard and James, Conserva
tive Union men, the former was, as mat
ter of course, nominated. It was publicly
charged then and there, and never contra
verted, that Blizard was defeated be
cause lie had been a Union man. In
our own district, a strong movement was
projected at ono timo to nominate Hon.
Thomas A. R. Nelson for Congress, to
mako some reparation to tho Union Con
servative element for the shameful treat
ment they had received. Rut it met with
so Httlo encouragement from tho rebel ele
ment of tho West and, that it was note rl
ously urged by Judge Nelson's friends.
Col.' John Williams and John Fleming,
Esq., wcro both candidates for tho nomi
nation. It is a fact too notorious for dis
pute that (?) Caldwell was nominated be
cause of his rebel record. If Williams or
Fleming had worn the gray, one of them
would havo been chosen. Rut we need
not press tho examples farther.
Tho Nelsons, Crawfords, and Union
Conservative candidates for local offices in
Knox county, know they wero marked in
our elections two years ago. Every Intel
ligent man in Tennesseo knows that; for
four years this prescriptive policy has been
pursued.
We havo now Important elections pend
ing. Tho issue in this district, between
Thornburgh and Caldwell, is direct and
pointed. Tho former has been a liberal,
fair minded Republican. Ho ought to
have, as against Caldyell, every Conserva
tive man's voto In tho district, Ho has
been proscribed by legislation, and tho del
egates and friends of his competitor adver
tised his sentiments by announcing in
tho Sparta convention, that then would not
vote ana lontcrfor JAncolnltes.
It is high timo tho Consorvatlvo Union
men wero showing that they havo tho
manhood to resist this unjust ostracism.
No-half way measures will rebuko these
iron-clad proscriptlonists. Thoy need n
thunder clap to arouf-o them. Let
Gen. Brown and Gen. Cheatham
and Col. Key and (?) Caldwell and
tho whoic Wh7 bo rebuked' at tho polls on
tho 5th of November. Let the Union men
and tho liberal minded ex-confederates
show then what is tho measure of their
condemnation of tho unmerited aud un
just war that has been relentlessly waged
against them. They will never again havo
so favorable an opportunity. Their re
buko will never again havo such an lnllu
enco as It will now. Let tho blow bo given
and the most glorious results must certain
ly follow.
- 1
Tho prosecution In Mayor Hall's caso
closed. Mayor Hall's counsel then ask
ed If, after such showing, it was proposed
to prosecuto tho case. Tito prosecution re
plied vr, on certain of h counts.

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