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Wnotbiiif Mcchln 'jTbromtlc : cWsrjati, clmwrn 1875.
RULB & RlfTSS, Publishers
A'o. 1ft Itnrkct Place, FmkI Side.
On coy,nn year
One copy, ii month ,
fn pnpip, one year
Twrnty eopiw, one yeur
12 0)
1 CO
30 no
Wc have soM to Senator W. G.
Brownlow an interest in the Daily and
Wf.kkly Cimoxici.E, ami the- busi
ness of the office will hereafter be
conducted upon the basis stated else
where. All accounts and debts of
every kind due to Rule & Ricks, will
be paid to them, and all debts owing
by said firm will be paid by them.
William Rclk.
A. J. Ricks.
The undersigned have formed a co
partnership for the jmqose of con
ducting the Publishing and Job
Printing business in the city of Knox
ville. We will continue the publica
tion of the Ksoxvili.e Daily Ciihun
hle and the Kxoxvillk Wklkly
Wiiifi ani CiiitoxicLE. Said news
papers will be published under the
editorial management of William G.
Brownlow as Chief Editor and Wil
liam Utile as Managing Editor. The
business will be carried on under the
name aud style of The Wiiio and
tlie CnROXicLK building, on Market
William G. Buowxlow,
William Rile,
A. J. Ricks.
With this issue of the Ciironk le
my editorial connection with the pa
per ceases. From its first issue, in
March, 1670, to the present, its edit
ors have labored diligently and con
scientiously to use whatever of influ
ence it has been able to exert, for the
good of this community and State.
In this work.it has had the encour
agement and support of a large c ircle
of intelligent readers, from whom I
part with regret. My relations termi
nate at a time when th Chronicle's
success is as fully assured as any bu
siness enterprise can be, and when its
future promises to be one of increased
influence and prosperity, under the
control of the distinguished Senator,
who is beyond question the best
known and most experienced editor
of the South. In retiring from all
editorial connection with the paper, I
am but carrying out an earnest desire,
which I have entertained for several
years, to return to the practice of law.
The wish of Senator Brownlow to re
turn to editorial life, seemsHo afford
me the opportunity to fulfill this de
sire, without in any way interfering
with the plans of my friend and asso
ciate, to whose high character, good
judgment and recognized abilities is
so largely due the success of this pa
per. I will retain an interest in the new
enterprise, for the success of which I
shall use whatever influence I may
possess. A. J. Ricks
During the present week the Knox
ville Daily and Weekly Chronicle
have passed into the hands of a joint
stock company, and I have become a
stockholder, purchasing one-half in
terest therein.
Hereafter the Daily Chronicle
will be published under its old name,
the Weekly under the name and ti
tle of the Knoxville Whig and
Chronicle. Of these two papers, I
will have editorial control in associa
tion with Mr. William Rule as Man
aging Editor. The Daily Chronicle
and Weekly Wiik; and Chronicle,
under my control, will be Republican
newspapers. I am not of those who
believe that the welfare and prosperi
ty of Tennessee, or the country ut
Urge, are to be enhanced by the suc
cess of that organization calling it
self the Democratic party. In the
past, tliat lawless and nefarious or
ganization has been the Pandora's
box out of which have liown all the
evils which have aillicted Tennessee
and the country. In the character and
antecedents of the leaders of that
party, I see no guarantee that its
tendencies and purposes are changed ;
no guarantee that the so-called Dem
ocratic party will be a safe custodian
of a regenerated and disenthralled
Nor do I r-ad - the si.ns of the
tin,cs" ll,ose Mi
country is to be aillteted with the suc
cess of the Democratic party in the
Presidential election of 17G. On
the contrary, the indications point to
the defeat of that party in the great
National contest. And I here predict
that the great party which has con
trolled the National Government for
fifteen years, will not only have a
new lease of power in 170, but the
day is not far distant when it will re
deem and regenerate Tennessee.
While saying this of the Democratic
party, I aid not so blinded by party
prejudice as not to have long known,
what I have hitherto publicly de
clared on frequcat occasions, that
evils had grown up in the Republican
organization in some quarters, which
needed correction.
It shall be the aim of the Whhi
axi Chronicle to frankly and em
phatically condemn in its party asso
ciates whatever it regards as corrupt
in purpose or evil in tendency. But
in Republican administration I will
as unhesitatingly wage war on what
I regard as injurious or oppressive to
the State and section of which I am I
a citizen as I did when op
posing Sumner s mix -s i school
mil. But tiie evils of
administration can be corrected more
effectually within the pale of the Re
publican party, which has been gen
erally guided by wisdom and justice
in its dealings with all men of all
classes, than by the Democratic par
ty, which has never acquired power
save to betray and abuse its trust.
In a word, I shall edit an Indepen
dent Journal. I shall endeavor to
commend it to public support by
showing that it deserves support.
While discussing questions of party
policy we shall endeavor to give due
consideration to all questions of do
mestic interest, and especially of the
industrial and mercantile classes.
Already theCimoxuxE has the largest
circulation of any journal in East
Tennessee, but the Whig and Chron
icle will have as large a circulation
as any newspaper in the State, and
will be inferior to none as an adver
tising medium.
In conclusion I will say, that it
will not be my fault if my personal
relations are not agreeable with my
brethren of the press of all parties.
In the discussion of public questions
it is my purpose to treat all with
courtesy who do not elect to be treat
ed otherwise.
All letters on business connected
with the office should be addressed to
the Wiik, and Chronicle.
Subscription price of the Dnihf
Chronid.; $8.00. HVAy Wh;,, and
Chronicle , $2.00, payable invariably
in advance.
For further particulars as to terms
of advertising and subscription, see
rates given elsewhere.
W. G. Buowxlow,
Editor Whig aivl Chronide.
Knoxville, Feb. 20th, 1875.
We understand that it was re
solved, or agreed in the meeting of
the State Grange Friday, that the
Chronicle should be denied any
further reports of the proceedings,
for the reason that it liuil not been iden
tijhd u-ith thv farmer's movrnwnt.
When this is viewed by our readers,
who know what interest the Chroni
cle has taken in the welfare of the
agricultural portions of our cornmuni
ty, it must appear supremely ridicul
ous. In the past five years, this pa-
ler has done and said more in liehalf
of the farmers than any paper pub
lished in East Tennessee. This we
say without the fear of saccessful
contradiction. The farmers know it,
although the brevet farmers and spec
ulating middle rwn, who make the
dues of honest Grangers the basis of
their business, ma)- not admit it.
. Another name is added to the
long line of ex-Confederates who will
pass muster in the 4 Uh Congress, in
the person of Mr. Caperton, Sen
ator elect from West Virginia.
He was a member of the Richmond
Congress. Out of one hundred and
thirty-six Congressmen elected from
the South, all but twelve were Con
federates. The Cincinnati Comintvid, sneak
ing of the new Senator, says :
Wei-t Virginia l.as nucc-HcJ in electing
tew f-'eiiuUir, Allfn T. Caperton. Ho
was a Senator in ti,j i ,'ouf.ilerale L'uDgret
which wiil III i,itn f.,r his high dunes in
th; fiiCirc, wlii-n the Houtliern (.'.tifi.-l.,racy
takr it turn a a reform measure atop of
t!. Nation.
The Wisconsin Legislature has
passed a bill making women eligible
to school clllcis. And why should it
not be so in every State?
n i i i v nit n n xt , ,J
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Wiim and Chronicle,
Knoxville, Tenu
I lie Louisville Courier-Joimut
says that of all the Republican Sen-
ators whose successors have been
elected, Rrownlow is the only one
who is not indulging in lamentations
and regrets, or ill-natured comments
on their ill-luck in ceasing to Le
members of Congress. Had the
CuHriir-Journul known the estimate
the editor of this paper places on
being a member of Congress, and
that in leaving the Senate he was to
control one of the leading newspa
pers of the South, it would not ex
pect any regrets from him.
Rrownlow informs the C-J. of
Louisville, that he is getting up in
the world ; he is promoted ; he is now
in a position of far more power and
respectability than being a member
of Congress. Small men, with plenty
of money and no brains.may crawl in
to the Senate as the snail crawled to
the top of the pyramid, but such a
fellow can't run a great newspaper.
Out Nashville correspondent di
vides the Lower House of the Legis
lature into three classes " Eras-bas."
"working members" and 'figure
heads." We presume that this di
vision applies very appropriately.
The '"gas-bags" and the fiVnrp.
heads " (who are more likely to follow
the former class than they are the
working members) control the action
of that body, and hence we have lit
tle to expect. There are a few men
in the Legislature who have shown
that they are possessed of the ability
and the inclination to take intelligent
action on questions which are of vital
interest to the tax-payers of the
State. But the "gas-bags" man
age to throw a mist over
what is intelligible and practicable,
the "figure-heads" become muddled,
and the consequence is the working
members are left in the minority,
with little hope of accomplishing any
thing. After pretty closely watch
ing the Legislature for nearly two
months, we are forced to the con
clusion that if anything is accom
plished this session, it will be ac
cidental. We believe that a majori
ty of the Legislature is composed of
men who honestly desire to do some
thing, but we despair of their ca
pacity to do it.
The carpet-baggers seem to have
it their own way in the West. The
three new Republican United States
Senators from that section Chris
tiancy, of Michigan, Paddock of Ne
braska, and Cameron, of Wisconsin
are all natives of the State of
New York.
Maynard, alter a forty years resi.
denco in Tennessee, as a candidate
for Governor was a "carget-bagger,"
iu the opinion of the Union tout A)m r
ioiu. The editorial from Iltrju f t HV..y,
which we re-publish this morning,
will bear close reading. The politi-j
cal waters are deeply moved, and the
coming elections promise to be the
most exciting ever held in this coun
try. The Republican voters of the
country are more united to-day than
they have ever been since h'i-.
- a-
Wiiile the winter in this locality
with the exception of a few days
has been a very mild one, it has been
very cold in the North and West, and
in some localities suffering and dcsii
tutioa has been the n.sul.
?n ,,ltervicw with ft '-l'
lentot the St. Louis Rrjwhli;,n, a few
ii;iya ul;u, senator Andrew .Johnson i
reported as saying :
I htm (;viiity-one IIiuiijhihI dollar.
... v- .... . '
ine accumulation ot iny iilct line, in Hen
ry I). Conke hxnl in Washington, and
the rcroiTer has thiM fur Wn hMi to pay
rirpitora fifty centu on t... Jnllar. My
main ohjoct in going to Wa-diinghin iitthi'
time in to stir thno fellow up. and i '0 if
the victims of Jy Cooko & Co. can tint
get a little moro than half of what belong
to them. I Khali try to innko It lively for
mai concern In one way or another. I
premium lh country will know more about
Jay Cooke & Co. before long than is now-
They have become reconciled. It
was an event of surpassing interest.
A correspondent of a Metropolitan
daily tells all about it. It was the
editor of the Chattanooga Times and
Senator Andrew Johnson. The con
vcrsatiou lasted some time, and the
ceremony of " burying the hatchet'
is announced as an interesting one.
But it was duly buried, or rather, as
the correspondent of the St. Ixmis
.oj:)i(WiWoi"puts it, "it was drowned;
How drowned we leave our readers to
infer. Kirby has a penchant for
dmwniii'j things, and the drowning;
may account for this remarkable con
ciliation. We are glad the reconcil
iation was brought about, and John
son no doubt feels easier.
IIarpkr's Wekkly, ante-dnted February
27, engages in the sacrilegious endeavor
to draw a parallel between George Wash
ington and Ulysses Grant! The man who
never told a lie and the man who has been
caught in several. Hypercon to a Satyr I
Look upon this picture and on that. Ban
ner. The editor who pens the forego
ing and charges that the President
"has been caught in several" lies,
was going around two years ago and
professing to be at heart a Republi
can, and a supporter of Grant's Ad
ministration. What has brought this
change " over the spirit of his
The President has issued his
proclamation for an executive session
of the Senate to convene on March
5th. It is not improbable that an ex
tra session of Congress will be called.
The revenue law does not seem likely
to pass. Many other important bills
are pending. We see no reason why
the Democratic House should not be
gin its task of saving the count ry. at
A correspondent of the Louis
RppuUkna speaks of Kirby' s Chat
tanooga 77mm as the principal Dem-.
ocratic daily in East Tennessee, which
is a joke on our Democratic eotempo
rary in this city.
We have managed to get a report
of some of the proceedings of the
State Grange Friday, not intended
for publication. It is possible we
may allude to them in the future.
The first of the spring elections
will bo in New Hampshire, the first
day of March, for State officers and
Congressmen. Each party has a full
ticket in the field.
The Nation Armed mid steady lor the
rry Authentic. InUirnt
Ins; at Ureal War In Europe.
Washington, Feb. lo. There are
good grounds for the assertion that the
foreign ministers here ure iu the re
ceipt of intelligence from ttieir home
governments indicating that a great
war iu Europe is a fact not far in the
future. These rumors are generally
credited in administration circles, as it
is well known that all the great pow
ers have been quietly arming for a
year past, aud the maneuvering of the
grand armies of Germany and France
iuhe spring means something more
than a military pageant. The chaotic
condition or politics in France, and
the desire of Prussia to establish her
naval streuglli, are of themselves good
reasons for tbeoiienimr o' hostilities.
leaving out of question France's desire
ror me reucquisitiou of her loottetri
tory. The presence of liazuint! in
Hpain is thought to be an important
pun oi tne programme for an enrlv
declaration of Hie empire in Frame
and the proclamation of the Prince
J in pet mi as emperor. The Honajtart
ists iiave taken fresh courage tv tint
eiuuioiHllg ui ahoiimi, anil mile utile
latent tiiauge iu the rule of Hpatu, It is
known here, have been actively plot
ting for tiie accomplishment of their
pet project. '1 iiere can be no cpicntion
that Europe U on the eve of u great
war, and what America mav do in re
gard to Culia when the etruggle Is
fairly begun is variously iiitcrnretiMl
here; but it would aeem that the, nr.
(jui-illoi of the island would he one of
the reasonable probabilities of the
ll'uiii'j's ad'ltviv, combined tln in all. lb:
came down on the t'oor, and gave a noble
forcta.-t; of what we may expect of liini
next si s-ion. lb; was for no arbitrary
change iu the rule that he would not be
willing to suhmit to us a mcinl r of the
minority hereafter, .(allies ;. lilaine Is a
man of transcendent force ; the monarch
of living politicians ; the Incarnation of
rcadiiii . lie will he a wa-p In the bon
net of tint Democratic majority, ami may
the Lord have mercy on the next Sneak-
er if JDaine happen to bo taken with a
worrying hemor. (Jliivayn Time.
Nlana r the Tinea.
ib'rota Harper' Woeklr.l
More than three months liaveiins-ed
ui nee the autumn elecilouc It is time
to eotisider what evidence there is
Irom the acta and deeds of the Demo
cratic party aince the victory in its
name at me pons that it is a party
with it new spirit anil purpoae, and not
ine Haiueotii orKUtilxatinti that sustain
ed slavery, plunged the country into
war, and resisted the guarantees of
equal rights in recoiiklructioti. The
first thing that is observable is the fact
ot a very general alarm at the nros
peel of a Democratic victory in lSTK,
and an alarm which Is lint in the least
relieved, but greatly increased, by
what are neen to he mistaken of noliev
upon the part of the Republicans. The
alarm spnnifs from the nereeDtion
that while the Democratic nartv ln-
pists upon conciliation, it alms only to
eoiiciiiHie ine tain (iiaailecien class In
the i-outheni States; that while it
preaches the golden rule and brother
ly love, it fees the negro hunted and
harried without protest; and that it
chiefly honors those who were known
during the war us Copperheads or Con
federates. The fact that they may lie
us autesi men is not re-assuring In
view of other (ncdi.
The Democrats Iiuvl- returned oue
hundred ami twelve en -Confederate
soldiers to Congress. The Southern
States, w ith Maryland, Delaware, aud
Kentucky, elect one hundred and
thirty-eight member. Of these all
hut twenty-six are from the late Con
federate army. This fact alone dis
poses of the Democratic assertion that
the Republican policy is one of hatred
and revenge, and that the party re
jects conciliation aud insists upon ty
ranny. When the war ended it was
left iu ubsnlute control of the govern
ment. It could have dictated any
terms, and the country would haveao
((iiiesced. But not a drop of blood did
it shed in vengeance. It established
no system of conllscatlou. It merely
made every man free and a citizen,
and embodied his rights in the funda
mental law.
This was not very iuiquitous. It
was a maitnaiiiiiiitv unnaralleled in
history; and had it beeu met in the
aume spirit by the Democratic party,
the peace aud happiness of the country
would have been assured.
Jiut that nartv. bent unon its nwn
interest and not upon the welfare of
the country, sought in every way to
perplex reconstruction aud bring it to
naught. The recent story of the South
ern States Is familiar. If the ltenul.ii.
cans have committed great errors, if
unuun huu limitary coercion can he
urged against them, tciual frauds, with
political trrurder aud terrorism the
Ku-Klux. the White Leacue. masaa-
cres, and open blood v revolution in
New Orleans last September can be
iruiuiuity alleged ucainst the Demo
cratio party. That under absolute;
Democrotio domination in the South
ern States a Republican would be no
saier now than an abolitionist before
the war is asserted in a private letter
printed in the New York Times, and
iu wie state oi southern society such as
a mie uumuer ot tne jsalwn described,
nothing is more probable. Meanwhile
in other parts of the country the Dem
ocratic party sends typical Copper
heads, like Mr. Eaton, of Connecticut,
to the Senate, and supersedes Mr.
Schurz, the apostle of the Demoeruev
as it pretends to be, by a gentleman of
k iiuui iiouuug is Known nut that he
was an uncompromising Confederate
general. e do not reeall kucu facts
reproaehlully. 1 he more siucere were
tue convictions of these peiitlemot,
the less should they bo intrusted with
tne control oi the Koverumant.
Simultaneously events in Louisiana
haveeliciled from the press and nratnru
of the Democratic nartv a vitiitieratimi
of the Administration, and especially
of General Sheridan, the ferocious tone
oi wnieu snows that it is the outburst
oi a long-pent hatred of that officer
wuuuwea an uis uistiiictlou to his il-
msirious service in the war. We have
certainly not justilied his " banditti"
dispatch. Rut we have never donhieH
that it was the indiirnunt mitlmrur ..f
an rionesi soiiiier plainly uniu for civil
administration. Hut never lv mn
Democratic newspaper or orator win
the treachery of Davis aud Lee and the
wreicneu l wiggs, or the unspeakable
luiuujiea oi Auuenoii vine and lielle
Isle, or the massacres of innno.ni
at New Orleaus in 1 7tio. at ( !,muliutra
and at Colfax, so deuouueed as the
dispatch of General Sheridan Mr
Rayard, of Delaware, declared in the
Senate that this gallant soldier, who
uasuone more than the whole Demo
cratic party to keep this republic free.
was "unfit to breathe ike free air of
tne republic," as reported in the pa
pers, hut according to the liicord.
ho rhall say whether he is even fit
to oreatne the air of a Republican gov
ernment?" Who is Mr. Jiayard, of
uciinMt, who iuus uennunces Siieri
dan aud extols freedom ? lie ia the Sena.
tor of a State iu which he and his po
litical friends maintained human la-
very as long as they could, aud a lead
er of the parly whose sole policy for
more thau a generation was to make
This a slave republic.
Meanwhile, in the session of Con.
greas now closing, the conduct of the
ueuiocrata, who have a majority iu
the uextHouse.shows the old tone the
toue which Democratic success would
restore to the (iovernment. The epi
node of Mr. John Young Rrown's per
formauce, for which he received the
censure of the House through the
i-peuaer, aui me earnest ellorts of the
Democratic patty to shield him from
that censure after bis plain prevarica
tion, show the lire of the old feeling
still burning a lire which is not like
ly to ripen concord aud tranquility
should it by success extend and obtain
the mastery. Where in all the ora
tions and resolutions and leudincr ar.
tides of the Democratic nartv for the
last ten years is found any word of
nearly American satisfaction that the
rebellion of slavery was defeated, aud
that every man within the national
domain Is free?
Again, and as another significant
sign of the times, there is the conduct
of the Democratic party iu Illinois
aud Missouri in regard to (lie public
schools. Iu the State of New York
the Roman Catholic hostility to Ihe
public school system has always de
pended upon that nartv. It baa been
always the Democratic policy to win
the J rlnh vote, and to do it by grants
and favors to the Roman Church.
The Democratic gift of the public
money ami property in this Stale to
that sect have been enormous. The
party does not dare to oppose the Ro
man priesthood tothe pointof incuiing
their hostility, and its organs revile
the exposure of priestly politics as an
attack upon religious liberty. Rut
should the common nehool m stein ev
er be overthrown, It will 'he l.v ihe
Democratic party, as the price of the
Catholic vote. The first measure Is
the sectarian division of the school
fund, ami the Democratic movement
to this eud, especially in Illinois, is
already powerful aud threatening.
These and uch as these are the signs
of the times. Do they suggest the
wisdom of a Democratic restoration ?
That a party strongest in the tduais of
great cities and weakest In the most
Industrious and prosperous parts of the
country Is not more truly representa
tive of American character and intelli
gence than its opponent Is obvious.
That the Democrat Ic party of the Union
Is in any degree whatever more faith
ful to law, more respectful of the Con.
stitutinn, more Jealous of liberty, or
more resolved upon Justice than the
Republican is simply absurd. Could
the policy of Andrew JohnsoD have
been carried out. and the Democratic
plan of restoration, as shown In the
black code9 and vagrant laws have
been adopted, the situation of the
country, unhappy as it Is In many
way, would have been intolerable.
The maintenance of the Republican
organization, which is the only one
under which the election of 1878 can
be contested, is therefore indispensa
ble. No man who has been a supporter
cf the party diring and since the war,
however deeply he may regret what he
thinks the serious errors that Imperil
Its ascendency, can contemplate the
possible success of the Democrats
without profound uneasiness, and in
the actual alternative that is offered
he will not readily renounce the only
political organization around which
those who can defeat the Democracy
may be rallied. Ou the other hand,
the condition of that rally is plain tu
the dullest mind. The elect iona lmvi
shown that Republicans will not " go
it minu," nor stick through thick aud
tbin to whatever may be done in the
name of the party. Nothini? is mnr
evident than that a dangerous minori
ty Republicans very many more than
those who bold the balance of nnwr
would even think Democratic suc
cess a prelerableevil to a Republican
policy of desperation or of doubtful
constitutionality Inspired by political
sharpers and toadies. The conciliation
of firm adherence to declared princi
ples, irusi in ine American doctrine or
lawful local government, the atjjte-
craft which, like the sailor's skill.
iuua.es even a neau-winu serve, strict
regard for the Indispensable condition
of free government, patience, tact for
bearauce, are essential to a policy that
shall reunite the Republican party.
Ihe times are critical. Republicans
are independent. Let the leaders be
wise, and they will find themselves
supported by all the old conviction and
Sprr.tiinlinna About Imparl sot !Hcm
urra Before 'onKreaa.
The Cincinnati Commercial's Wash
ington special of the 20th says :
the civil rights bill.
The passage of the Civil Rights Bill
in the Senate has not been abandoned.
There will be another Senate caucus
on Monday morning, to determine the
order of business. The New England
Senators having the bill in charge in
tend to press it, aud threaten to antag
onize all other measures with it.
The House spent most of the day
upon the new Tariff Bill. It was de
bated for several hours. The bill, con
trary to general expectation, seems to
grow in strength. The vote on strik
ing out the fifth section, relating to
tiie horizontal or ten per centum du
ties, was considered as something of a
test vote upon the bill itself. If that
section had been stricken out, the bill
would have most certainly failed. The
fact that it was retained indicates the
probable passage of the measure. The
motiou to strike out was defeated by
the very close vote of 97 yeas to ln&
The marvelous intricacies of Tom
Scott's Pacific lobby were illustrated
by tlie introduction in the House this
afternoon, by the eccentric Crutchfield,
of Tennessee, of the resolutions of the
National Orange, urging an appropria
tion for the Texas Pacific. Some of the
shrewdest Western politicians in Con
gress, who have had close affiliations
with the Grange movement, predict
that the action concerning the Texas
Pacific has destroyed the political in
tluence of the Orange, iu that it de
monstrates a susceptibility to lobby in
fluence. Tom Scott's people are in
great glee at the successful manipula
tion of the National Grange. They
now claim 20 majority in the House
for the Texas Pacific bill.
The Louisiana people have been en
deavoring for some days to harmonize
on the Wheeler compromise. They
held a caucus to-day with leading Re
publicans of the Congressional Delega
tion from their own State. They final
ly agreed upou the form of a compro
mise, which bo:h factions of the Con
servative party accept, aud which was
inuorseu Dy tne Congressional Delega
tion in writing. This latter compro
mise leaves out of the Question the elec
tion of 187J, on the ground that it was
in no way counected with the election
of 1874. It Is agreed, however, to re
cognize Mr. Kellogg as the do facto
Governor as long as the President sus
tains him as such. It is also agreed
that the five Conservatives unseated
by the military in January, xlmll i,
seated, and that a new organization of
the Legj.slatureshall be had. The Con
servatives are not disposed to insint
that the Wiltz organization was legal,
and will not consent to recoguize the
Ilahn organization as h-oal. Tr. u
thought that this adjustment will
prove satisfactory to ail parties nun.
Tnbnrro Ntlr In Lynchburg.
The Lynchburg Virginian says there
a good deal of istir in flic lobaccn d,
of their city, owing to the proposed in
crease of the tax to 21 cents ou all tobac
co except such as may be lax-paid at thu
tune oi the passage of the hill. On ih
supposition that the bill will pass, man
ufacturers are busy procuring stamp for
all the tobacco they may have ou hand.
so as to save the advance of four cents on
tlie pound. One firm on Thursday ordcr-
fr.'t l.boo worth of .-tamp-.

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