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ttokcr M, 1872.
DIjc OTtthljT (Kjjrnnitlc.
RULE & RICKS, PubHshors,
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WEDNESDAY OGT011EI! CO, 1872.
National Republican Ticket.
ULYSSES S. GRANT,
For Vieo President,
Presidential Electoral Ticket.
Elector at Largs.
A. J. KICKS, of Knox.
JOHN TRIMBLE, of Davidson.
ARCHIE M. HUGHES, of Maury.
For the Congressional Districts.
T. FERDINAND S. BINQIjKTARY, of Carter.
II. JIENKY B. OinSON, of Campbell.
Iir. JOHN W. RAMSEY, of liradlcy.
IV. WM. II. WISENBK, of Dedford.
V. RICHARD S. TUTIIII.L,of Dnridion.
VI. JOSHUA B. FRIKKSO.N, of Maury.
VII. (1F.O. W. SHIPMAN. of MoNatry.
VIII. WM. F. POSTON. of Croekett.
IX. IIKNHYIO. SMITH, of Shelby.
nErVBUOAK STATE TICKET.
Hon. A. A. FREEMAN.
For Congress at Large,
Hon. HORACE MAYNARD.
For Congress Second District,
J. M. THORNBUROII.
SEND US THE RETURNS.
Wo call upon our friends all over the
State to send us tlio election roturns by the
first mail after tho result is known at your
precinct or county. Don't depend on some
ono else doing it, but do it yourself. By
tlint means you will enable us at an early
day to give you the result in all parts of the
Vote for Gil A XT AND WILSON and
uphold the honor of the Nation's yrcatcsl
wldicr amhthe came of yood government
and true reconciliation.
Wk learn Mint Mr. Caldwell tells tho
peoplo across the mountains that "ho did
go with his State into the rebelliou and
that under tho same circumstances ho
would do it again." Let us see If he talks
the same way on this sido of the moun
tain. Col.. John H. Savage will canvass Put
nam, Jackson, White, and other counties
west of tho mountains for Caldwell and
Cheatham. Couldn't he be provailed upon
to como this side of the mountain with ex
Governor Harris, and mako fapeechos for
the Cheatham and Caldwell ticket'.'
VOTE FOR MAYNARD, WHO FOR
YEARS HAS NOBLY REPRESENT
ED REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES,
WHOSE HONESTY AND ABILITY
DARE NOT BE QUESTIONED.
Tub majorities for the Republican Con
gressmen at Jargo in Pennsylvania aver
ages 1-5,000. Hon. Glenn! W. Scolield, one
of tho best and truest of our public men re
ceived next to tho highest voto cast, a
worthy tribute to an honest, able public
servant. These majorities exceed Gen.
Hartranft'a about 10,000. Evidently that
Pennsylvania "ring" is a largo one.
Wjiii.k King Isham G. Harris is in East
Tennessee, in tho interest of "organiza
tion," couldn't ho bo provailed upon to
stop atKnoxviiloaud mako a speech in
tho interest of Cheatham and Caldwell?
Johnson and Garrett aro recreant Demo
crats, disregarding the action of tho regu
lar Democratic conventions, and deserve a
sevens rebuks from Isham tho I, tho great
Apostle of Modern Secession Democracy.
VOTE FOR THORNBUROII AND
REBUKE THE MILITARY RING OF
THE EX-CONKEDERACY AND THE
LEGISLATURE FOR ITS SHAME
FUL " BATTERING RAM DIS
TRICT." A l'liiVATB letter from Cooke vilie speaks
of the Congressional canvass there and says
that Col. Jno. H. Savage has a list of ap
joiutmcat3 in the interest of "organiza
tion," tho.objeet being to drive Democrats
into tho support of Caldwell and Cheat
ham. A Johnson or a Garrett Democrat
la regarded as something of a monstrosity
by that distinguished Democratic high
priest. Wo infer that Caldwell has given
tug Cheathamitcaover there to understand
that ho ia ono of 'em. How will this suit
the Jounsonitea over hore?
Vote for TiioitNiJUJiair, the working
TO OUR FRIENDS,
We oiler clsowhcro some niagnlllcent
premiums for the largest and second largest
club of subscribers to the Wkkici.t
CmioNiciiK. This is a good chance for
our friends to aid us in circulating the
CimoNici.i:, and at tho same time, to pay
themselves liberally for their work. Every
family ought to have a good sewing ma
chine and every farmer wants a superior
plow. Our agents can cam three dollars a
day in canvassing for subscribers for these
very liberal premiums.
The Chronicle ought to be in every
household in Tennessee. We want to give
our friends inducements to help us put it
there. Will they not take hold nnd help
Wc are relieved from the necessity of
canvassing Maynard's chances for elec
tion to Congress from the State at Large,
because the Johnson and Cheatham organs
are fully, discussing the question. The
following, from the Nashville Union and
American, ought to be encouraging to
Maynard's friends :
The Banner says "Maynard cannot pos
sibly receive 50,000 votes ;" but the State
census reports 00,945 negro voters, with six
counties omitted, to which wo must add
25,719 votes for Wisenerin Eust Tennessee,
mainly white, besides the white Radicals
of the Middle and Western Districts.
Democrats, let not tho s iren lull us to sleep
with the belief that wo can divide any
thing like even on Cheatham and John
son and succeed.
Wc have not indulged much in bray, as
that is not the habit of the CintoNiar.K,
but we say to Republicans that, If they
will work and work especially on election
day, both the Cheatham and Johnson
men, after the 5th proximo, will have a
much higher appreciation of the "radical
voto" in Tennessee than they seem to
A POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE NEEDED.
The Pra-i and Jfcrald is raking up the
dead bodies of the "murdered" Ilensie,
the Harmons, and Haun to frighten Isham
G. Harris from his meditated tour through
East Tennessee in behalf of Cheatham.
With a suspicious zeal, the Johnson organ
of this city is now striving to array against
Cheatham's friends the prejudices of tho
Conservative Union men. It strives to
awaken for Johnson, sympathy on the
ground of his Union record. Wo can not
quite understand the consistency of such u
course. The Johnson organ has not
lately enjoyed new revalations as to the
history of Isham G. Harris. It 1ms hud
former illustrations of the prescriptive and
intolerant spirit of the Confederate wing
of the Democracy, and it is too late for it
now to assume the role of martyr. For two
full ears at least, the Conservative Union
men of Tennessee have felt the force of
the "disabilities" imposed upon them by
their party, for their loyalty to tho Union.
For two full years, in local elections and
State conventions, the Nelsons, Baxters,
Gauts, Williams ct. al., have had to bear
tho odium cast upon them, because of their
loyalty, by the rebel element of their par
ty. Tne Press and JTcrald has been cog
nizant of tills proscription must have
felt its injustice and yet its fraternal rela
tions with the authors of that ostracism
has never before been disturbed, Andrew
Johnson bolstered these men up in Ten
nessee until they struck him, and it is now
too late for him and his organs to display
their sores before the public in the hope of
There is no half-way measure that can
relieve the State from tho intolerance and
Chinese policy that lias cursed it. The
Johnson revolt is a seltish one. It is nimlu
in the interest of Johnson, who is after
oillce. Let the peoplo apply the knife to
tho root of the disease. Let both factions
receive a merited rebuke. Let the mean
ness of the Cheatham wing and the cow
ardice of the Johnson faction both be rebuk
ed. Let Tennessee be placed above the
reach of a party that has weighed down the
State by a narrow, seltish, half civilized
The election of Maynard and Thorn
burgh would do more to awaken this par
ty toa senseof theirunworthines-s than anv
thing that could be done. Let them have
an earthquake in the political world and
it will sober them to a sense of their short
comings and lost opportunities.
Voto for FREEMAN" and condemn
th o penitentiary lcaso and tho public
swindles of Brown's Ring,
Whii.k Johnson and Cheatham's friends
have made incendiary speeches to stir up
tho worst passions or the war, Maynard
has tulked good sense to tho people ami be
yond doubt has made more character in
the canvass than either of them. Through
the press and by word of mouth from
bitterest opponents in Middle and West
Tennessee we have heard tho highest
praise of his calm, able and conciliatory
appeals to the people. His election would
be a credit to the State.
Among the Conservative Union men of
the State who have felt the iron heel of
rebel proscription.Col. Garrett isa conspic
uous example. He lias been charged with
beluga bolter and yet his proposition to
Caldwell to count votes at their meetings
and then for the weakest man to draw oil'
was perfectly fair. Garrett is tho Johnson
candidate and Caldwell tho Cheatham
candidate. Garrett was a Union soldier
nid find's what tho Democracy don't
COUNTING CHICKENS DEFORE HATCHING.
A gentleman just from Nashville, who
visited the Cheatham and Johnson head
quarters, says that tho Cheatham men
claim thatjthc following will be the vote
of this State:
At tho Johnson headquarters, tho fol
lowing is set down as the probable vote :
Both committees are engaged in the
questionable undertaking of "counting
chickens before they arc hatched."
Gov, Brown thinks tho voto will be
175,000. Tho Democrats give Maynard
78,000, Wo claim '.for him at tho lowest,
70,000. Tills would leave 105,000 to dlvido
between Johnson and Cheatham. One of
them must beat the other 50,000. They
can't do it. Republicans, now is' our timo
to elect Maynard.
Vote for Maynard and Thornburgh on
TUESDAY, Nov. 5th, and defeat the cor
rupt Legislature that constructed tho Bat
tering Ram District for the 'disfranchise
ment of East Tennessee.
This gallant standard bearer of Republi
can principles will spend part of this week
in the West end of tho Battering Ram Dis
trict, exchanging blows with the great
" commoner" Andy Johnson. Maynard
has shown Andy that at last he has his
match. Everywhere it is conceded that
Maynard has nobly upheld and defended
our banner. Republicans of Tennesseo, aro
you not proud of your champion and will
you not work for him until tho day of elec
tion ? Turn out on that day also and vote
and work for Maynard, Thornburgh and
Freeman, Butler and Crutclitlcld.
Bi: early at the polls. Vote early and
work duriny the day for the cause. Sco
that your friends voto early. If there is
any feeble old man, or cripple, or sick
man who can't walk but can ride, send a
liorso or conveyance for him. Work and
victory will be ours !
Tin-: great work of legislation in Con
gress is done in the committee room.
Members take position on committees ac
cording to their experience in legislation
and their ability. An old member always
stands high on the leading committees,
aud by reason of that position and of his
familiarity with parliamentary rules, lias
inllueiice in framing laws and securing
for liis constituents such aid as their merits
demand. No man in Tennessee could
have such an inllucnco in the next Con
gress as Horace Maynard. Wo do not de
ny Mr. Johnsons ability or experience,
but every sensible man knows that
by disposition and policy he is
aggressive and turbulent. He would
not bo content to serve in Congress
as most men would. Ho has "my policy"
and his record to defend. Ho would be as
much a disturbing clement in Congress as
tiie Dunniugtons, and Harrises are in tho
Tennesseo canvass. If Tennessee wants to
send a growling old bear to Washington;
if slio wautn to make "Rome howl" by be
ing represented by a man whoso only aim
willbe to foment trouble, let her send John
son. But if she wants to show that the
professional politicians who aro now stir
ring up tiie worst passions of the people,
do not represent her voters, let her repudi
ate the men who aro inflaming her pas
sions by sending to Washington a
statesman and a gentleman who
can bust promote her interests and
show her people to bo in full sympathy
with tho rising tide of patriotism that is
sweeping into power, for another four
years, a Republican President and Con
gress. Mr. Maynard, in his speeches, has
alone been conciliatory and practical.
While Johnson and Cheatham have lash
ed their partisans into a frenzy of hate
and rage, Maynard lias fairly and honora
bly discussed tho issues of the canvass,
and everywhere gratified his friends and
confounded ills enemies, by sincere ami
earnest appeals for a better political feel
ing in Tennessee. This is a fact worth
considering. The men who are raking up
the dead of the war are Johnson and
Cheatham aud their friends. Maynard's
election, therefore, would be abetter guar
antee of a more rational and sensible era
in our future political canvasses than the
election of either of ills competitors.
What wo have said of Mr. Maynard is
applieahlo to the case of Col. Thornburgh.
Caldwell was nominated, nnd is relying
for his election on his rebel record.
Thornburgh asks for tho support of the
people, because ho has been a faithful, im
partial ofllcer, who could serve them to
advantage in Washington. Ho Is not tho
nominee of a convention, but Is the candi
date of tho workinginen tho people. Ho
does not rake up war issues and bail pas
sions to enlist support. Ho relies on his
merits ami on his ability to servo his con
stituents. A voto for him is a tribute to a
faithful public servant and a rebuke to the
agitators, rings and politicians, who rely
on prejudice and passion for their support.
Voto for Col. J. M. THORNBURGH,
and givo tho ex-Confederacy a Water
loo dofoat in East Tennessee
What man who has our material inter
ests at heart, who wants our coal and iron
mines opened, the hum of industry in our
cities and a home market, prosperity and
good prices among our farmers, will fall to
voto 6r J. M. Thornburgh, whateverpoll
itlcians or party wliippers-in may say?
Caldwell opposes the tarilfon pig iron.
Wo have alluded on more than one occa
sion to Democratic ilnancioring In Ten
nessee. Wo have shown how tho State
lias lost millions through tho blundering
incapacity of Democratic leaders and the
villainous corruption of rings. Wc .havo
exposed tho penitentiary lease, and neither
Gov. Brown nor any of his confederates
or admirers, have ever dared to deny that
it was made without giving 2ublio notice,
or that it was leased jor a less sum Mian
had been ottered by responsible
iiaitics. Another important featuro
in Democratic financiering in Ton
nesscc, consists in collecting high
taxes without reducing the State debt.
Our Stato taxes havo been as high under a
Democratic administration as under a Re
publican administration. Under a Repub
lican administration, tlio best system of
free schools was Inaugurated, that wo havo
over had in tho State. Now tlio Stato
pays nothing for frco schools, And yet in
three years of Democratic rule, not
n single dollar of all tho taxes
collected lias been applied to tho
payment of the State debt or tho interest
thereon. On the contrary, according to
Gov. Brown's own statement, our debt is
increasing at the rato of one million two
hundred thousand dollars per annum.
Tlio tax payers of Tennessee will begin
soon to realize some of tho beauties of
Si:u that your tickets aro right on elec
tion day. Great numbers of tickets of va
rious kinds will be afloat. See that the
names you want arc all on your ticket be
fore you put it in the ballot box.
Thk extent to which prejudice can warp
tbo judgment and keep the peoplo in igno
rance, is well illustrated in tho comments
of the Humboldt ladies on Mr. Maynard's
character, published in this week's CmtoN
ICI.K. So completely blinded havo they be
come by tlio constantly exaggerated stories
and charges of the Democratic press about
"radicals," that though doubtless occupy
ing high positions in social circles, they
were actually unable to comprehend how
a gentlcmau and n man of character could
bo a "Radical." Their conversation
published in the Cincinnati C'ommcr-
cioiwlllbo read by tens of thousands of
intelligent peoplo in otlier States. What
must be their judgment of ladies enter
taining such notions? What must be their
opinion of n community so intensely pre
judiced and ignorant as to tolerate such
silly ideas ? Sensible ladles and gentlemen
everywhere understand that honest, ablo
and Christian men tho world over, sin
cerely entertain conflicting ideas on politi
cal subjects. Ladies and gentlemen who
have traveled any in this country, and es
pecially North, know very well that the
idea all, or only, respectable people are
Democrats, is supremely imbecile. In
fact, a tour in that direction would in
duce radical changes in their ideas of tlio
respectability of political parties. What
must bo tlio result of Democratic journals
instilling such false notions into the minds
of the rising generation ? Can they not
see that it only advertises tlio ignorance
of their communities? What sensible
Tennesseean can feel reconciled to the im
pressions that little paragraph of that cor
respondent's letter will mako among intel
ligent people in otlier States. Mr. May
nard is known tlio continent over as an
ablo and honest statesman. No blot has ever
stained his character and yet ladies in
Tennessee, looking at him through the
prejudices and hatreds with which a
partisan press and miserablo politi
cians have enveloped them, are
astonished to find him a gentleman
and ail honorable member of a leading
Church of Mils ciy t. Does not Mils incident
furnish a striking proof of the necessity
for greater tolerance and more reason in
our political discussions?
Wk vote on Tuesday next for President
and Vice-President for the next four years,
for Congressmen, Governorand Stato Leg
islators for two years. It is a matter of vi
tal importance. Is there any man who
will grudge n day's time working for tho
best men ? We hope not.
SAVINO IN THE PUBLIC PRINTING,
During the session of the last Legisla
ture tlio people heard a great deal about
the "Public Printing," but, as discussion
on tho subject has ceased, many persons
have been disposed to conclude that tho
fraud complained of still continues. Al
though Senator Gibson's bill, to have all
tho public printing let out to tho lowest
bidder, failed to become a law, still.through
ills unceasing efforts, an act was llnally
passed "to regulate tho public printing
and to prevent over-charging for composi
tion, tokens and paper." Under this act
many of the old printing frauds aro pro
vented, and thousands of dollars saved to
tlio tax payors.
But tlio matter to which we more par
ticularly desire to call attention is the
practical operation of Senator Gibson's
amendment to the law in referonco to
publishing tlio Supreme Court reports. At
tlio close of thelastsessionhnsucccededin
tacking on an amendment appointing tho
Comptroller, Secretaryof State, and Treas
urer, a board to let out the Supreme Court
reports to the lowest bidder. Under this
law the board has recently let out the pub
Heat ion of these reports (1th Heiskell) to
V heeler, Marshall & Bruce, at $12.75 per
volume. When it Is recollected that the
publication of these reports has heretofore
cost the Stato about SU.00 per volume, the
enormous profits heretofore made by the
rubllc Printers, becomes glaringly appa
rent. If the Democratic Legislature had
parsed tho original bill as introduced, a
similar reduction could bo madn in all tho
public- printing, and at least ten thousand
dollars saved to tho tax-payers annually.
As It Is, tho saving to the lawyers is very
The Nashville papers (who do tho pub
lic printing) have not deigned to notice
th contract made with Wheeler, Marshall
& Bruce, not Mug willing to let their
leaders know' to what extent tliev, tho
public printers, have been overcharging
the burdened tax-payers. This great sav
ing is one of the results of Col. John Bax
ter's ventilation of tho printing frauds;
and to him is duo the credit of discover
ing the fraud; and to Senator Gibson is
ilue the credit of devising the remedy.
Tiie name of David Richards is
synonim for all that is noble and generous
in humau nature. No man that knows
him will dare to question his honesty,
either personally or politically. His word
Is as good as his bond. Ho would spurn to'
do a mean thing, and under no circum
stances would ho be a party to a corrupt
act. Ho has the courage to denounco Avliat
is wrong wherever and in whomsoever it
may bo found. Ho is just such n man as.
tho people of this Senatorial district want
to represent them In the Legislature. Ho
isa decided, unflinching, (uncompromis
ing Republican in principle, but in no in
stance would ho beconio a party to a cor
rupt trick, because it would result in tern -porary
advantage to the political party
with which he is connected.
To his liberality and moderation, the re
sult of his generous naturo, may bo added
liis progrcssiveness. Ho is actively identi
fied with every measuro calculated to ele
vate nnd stimulate the people to work for
their own good.
Ho is willing to sorvo us in tlio Senate.
Ho has not sought the ofilco, but the office
seeks him. We call upon the people of the
district to elect him, and thereby secure
thc services of ono who is not a tician
In any senso of tho word, but who is capa
ble, honest, vigilant, active, brave, and
true. He should bo elected by the unani
mous volco of tlio people. Men of all
parties can support him. Democrats may
voto for him without doing .violenco to
their feelings, knowing him to bo honest
In all ho does. Republicans may vote for
him, knowing that he is faithful nnd true.
All may voto for him, because ho desires
nothing so much as his country's good.
Wk publish in Mils Issue lengthy extracts'
from a splendid speech delivered by Hon.
ir r 1 i.. - r ..!.!.. T . . . .ir..-
JliJI 41.Vj .iii.jr .1,11 it ... .iivuijiuii, J.in utnuvi.
of Grant's administration is complete and
in good spirit. His extinguisher of Lan-
don C. Haynes is morited. It is high timo
those demagogues going about prating
. i H i i i .t .
.liiniiriiin r vrnii ti v ,11111 nmaur nnni 111 1 1111
Republican party werooxposed. It is just
such men as Haynes who were themselves
intolerant, oppressive and viudicMvo when
in power that now talk of wiougs never
inflicted and of a despotism that never ex
isted. Mr. Maynard shows how these
men pursued him nnd his family when
they were left without protection, and
Mien how leniently they were treated by a
Government they had most cruelly wrong
ed. If these men insist on raking up the
bitter recollections of the past, they must
not bo surprised if Micro comes again to
the surface some of their own crimes and
infamies. The Union men of-East Ten
nessee havo not stirred up these smolder
ing fires, but if they are to be again fanned
into tlio white heat of 1801-2, woo bo to
those whose folly sent new life into the
When the delinquent railroads were sold4
by tho State, an effort was made to have
the Chancery Court at Nashvyie, inwhlclv
the proceedings for sale were instituted,
incorporate In the decree of salo, a clause
saving to tho railroad companies a right of
action against defaulting officers for sucli
sums as they might bo hereafter shown to
have misapplied. Tho reserving clause
was not mado as broad as it might, havo
been and eminent lawyers differed as to its
legal effect. Its importance to tho roads
was great. If tho funds of tlio company
wore stolen, squandered or misused, the
offending ofllcer deserved punishment.
Tlio interest of stockholders and of good
morals demanded it.
Tho Supremo Court yesterday decid
ed in a case against an ofllcer of
tlio Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and
Charleston road, chargcd.with delinquen
cies that tho right of tho company to hold,
him to account.'for Mils did not pass from
it, by tho sale mado by tlio State. This is
an imporcant point decided and worthy of
Thk joint canvass of tlio candidates for
Congress, at Large, ended on Monday at
Hon. Horace Maynard spoke at Mem
phis on Friday. His appointments in
Middle and .West Tennesseo extend until'
about tho 12d of November. We make this
statement in reply to numerous requests
received from ail parts of East Tennessee,
asking for speeckes from him. The
Republicans of East Tennesseo can not
have the pleasure of hearing him speak
before tiie election, but one and all can go
to work and give him a full voto on the 5th
prox. He has borne aloft our standard
right nobly, ami wo trust lie will see in the
returns of the election that ills services
have been appreciated.
Tin: advices from Middle and West
Tennesse seems to bo favorable enough to
Chcathah, to decldo several doubtful gen
tlemen to go for "Frank" who havo been
waiting to sco who was tlio strong man.
While tho Johnson and Cheatham men
are lighting each other bitterly, tiie frlends
of Maynard ure active and hopeful. Brown
low in 1807 polled 74,000 Republican votes.
We see no reason why Maynard should
not now do better, li is election is assured if
his friends will do their duty next week.
Hon. Horace H. Harrison was nominat
ed by the Republicans of tlio Nashville
district for Congress. Mr. Harrison is an
able, honest man and wo hope will be
elected. With two Demooratlc candidates
oppo.-ed to hint, his chances ought to be