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rriday, : : : August 25, 1865.
Guerrillas Guerrilla Ilarborers
and Rebel Sympathizers.
We leurn that the notorious guerrilla nnl
'robber, Hill Fitzgerald, wns at the resilience
jof Atte Gammon, in Sullivan county, onTnes
- ony last. It npnenrs lie knows in whom to
j pu.t his trust. Ho is fully aware tlnit if ho
intrudes upon n Union man, nine, chances
out often he will be reported to the au
thorities and that in sik-Ii a manner, and
with Fticli alacrity, as to .insure his ppeedy
jcujit ure. Rut. among h brethren of the.
relie! persuasion lie finds food nnd meat
wherewith to stay his hunger and wholesome
encouragement in his crime. All men who
harbor such criminals should lie immediate
ly arrested nnd punished for aiding nnd abet,
ing these maurauders and murderer?, and
when arrested, all who sign petitions for
their release should be made known to the
loyal public so we may know of a truth
who are the truly loyal men of East Tennes
see nnd who tho rebel sympathizers. Let
their nnmcs bo published so tho world nny
know that after four dreadful years of blood
shed and carnage who it is that are willing
to take these bloodhounds back to their bos
oms again when aught in the very act of vio
lating their solemn oaths.
When will our community bo rid of crime
if wo have men in our midst 'ho swear one
thing nnd act another? Let loyal people put
n stop to this glaring duplicity by exposing
them to the gaze of those who have been in
the front during those four'years of battle
nnd of death, lifavely defending the flag of
their country, pouring out their life-blood to
put down treason while others who now
ry out with a loud voice nnd make a great
deal of unnecessary noise, were lurking in a
most cowardly and shnuicj'nl manner in the
i car of the Union army sneaks nnd pol
troons to all intents nnd purposes. There is
much said by thorn in regard to leniency.
They were never nny other way than lenient,
and they were ready to let the country slide
tor nil the defense they would have made for
it. We judge a man in the Scriptural light
iy their work ye thill know them ! And we
do knvw them and the world shall know them
1 I T
Secession Presbytery What Does
i it Mean.
The Union Ministers mid Elders of Holston
Presbytery old nnd new school, met on Fri
day last at Orceneville next Friday the dis
union ministers we hcur, ore to hold a Pres
bytery at Lcosbui'g. What do theso men
mean? Do they want more war and blood
shed? Do they suppose the people of East
Tennessee will sanction any such sectional
organization? If they care any thing about
themselves, or their friends, or the church
or the n-ition, will they not put nwny such
madness nnd counsel wiser things? The eyed
of many nro upon them, and they would do
well to take heed to their ways.
Tho Oath of Amnesty-Military Reg
ulations. Tho following Circular in regard to ad
ministering the Amnesty Oath was sent to us
for publication by Col. Williams, I'rovost
Mnrslial General of East Tennessee. Those
who arc concerned will govern tliemHves
JlK.Ul QUAHTKIIH Dl'I'AIITMKNT Of TKSN.
((Mice I'rovost Marshal (ienernl,
Knoxville, Aug. 15, 1805. J
The following instructions nro published
for the information of thu oflicers appointed
to administer the " Amnesty Oath" in the
department of Tennessee :
I. Tho oath of amnesty will be subscribed
to in triplicate ; two numbers cn sheets or
rolls to bo forwarded to tho I'rovost Marshal
(teiieritl'fl ollice, Headquarters Department of
the Tennessee, and one copy will bo given to
the party subscribing to tho oath.
II. Tho nmnesty oath will not be adminis
tered to such persons as are excepted from
the benefits of the President's proclamation,
except for the purpose of enabling them to
apply to the President for special pardon ;
and in snch cats but one copy of the onth
will ho subscribed to, which wopy an, -by
the officer administering the oath, bo ttnch.
ed to the applicant's petition for pardon.
III. In all special applications for pardon
the applicant must state clearly and fully un
der how many nnd which of tho exceptions
named in tho President's proclamation his
enso comes ; ho must also state whether the
Government has taken possession of nny part
of his property j aljo whether any proceed
ings are pending against him in a United
States court ,for treason or for conspir
acy against tho Government of thu
United States, and the facts must bo sworn
to before it will bo forwarded.
IV. The application will bo Immediately
forwnrdod direct to tho Provost Marshal Gen
eral of tho Department by tho officer admin
istering tho oath, together with a letter of
transmittal, which letter will be returned to
the administering officer with a receipt at
tached thereto for tho npplicntion, which will
bo retained on file by him fur future refer
ence. V. A complete list of tho names of nil tho
persons to whom the " amnesty oath" has
been administered will bo kept at tho office
if tho administering officer, containing their
immos, descriptions, residences nnd occupa
tions. A separata list of the excepted class
who snlncribe to tho oath will also ho ret:nn
d, nnd a weekly report of both classes will
bo made to the Provost Marshal General, on
Thursday In fach report.
Ily command of Major Oon. George Rtono
man. Tns. C. Williams,
UrcwtLl. CAV. H. A , Ifud Tro. Mar. Gen.
Ilonoycut Again Escapes.
For the Uti.tt J mifsx r I'nion Flmj.'
IIkaii QriuTKits Htii Tkxn. (Java i.uv, 1
SkVKKTWATKK, TISS Atlg. 22, 1H(J". )
The notorious Honeyciit has agaiivescaped.
He was heavily ironed but managed to rid
himself of those encumbrances and brenk
through t ie guard. .Several shots were fired
at him, but missed their marl;. It seems
that he is determined to elude the justice lie
so richly deserves nnd probably will not be
seen or heard of until he commits some act
of robbery or murder.' Every one should bo
on the lookout and if possible arrest him. for
there are nready too many such characters
lose upon the country.
We turned over our horses and arms on
the 20th iust.. and nro now awaiting orders.
It is thought that we will start for Nashville
in a ftw days to be mustered out. All nro
to return homo and move out some of this
outlaws that infest the upprr counties, such
ns liil! Fitsgeruld and others, that have been
robbing Uuion citizens ever since the war
The lieu llh of tho Regiment is good.
Gen. Rousseau's Election.
Tho Louisville Journal of yesterday
Major-General Rousseau, by liis bril
liant success on Monday, has astonish
ed his opponents and given man)' of
his. friends an agrceaoio surprise.
Mis majority is greater than either
parly expected. Indeed the anti
iiinendment party, up 'to Monday af
ternoon, would have bet almost any
odds upon Ids defeat. Still ho him
self wan all tho whilo confident; in
dcod ho was not less confident in the
causo of, the right than ho was in 1801,
when ho took measures to raise u Ken
tucky brigade and entered upon tho
military career which resulted so glo
riously. Few know what difficulties General
Rousseau had to meet and encounter
when ho began his canvass. True, ho
was a favorite of the pooplo, but'his
position in regard to the Constitution
al Amendment was most unpopular.
Tho proposed measure, advocated by
him, was wholly new to most of tho
voters and against their education,
their habits of thought, and all their
prejudices. lie went, into the counties,
no matter in what direction, lie of
course found himself received warmly
and admiringly as a man and warrior;
but if ho talked about tho Constitu
tional Amendment, those- around him
opened wido theiricyes, shook their
heads, and gave him to understand
that it was impossible for them to sup
port him. 'But ho believed that he
could overcome their opposition, and
ho went heroically to work and to a
very great extent, succeeded. It was
not long before h announced to us
and to his th"ionda that he would
bo elected. V,
A very largo portion of tho ' honor
of electing tho gallant Ilousscun bo
longs to the Germans and tho Irish.
No other candidato ever got such a
Gorman and Irish voto as his. Tho
Germans wont for him all but unan
imously, and tho Irish who did not
vote for him were exceedingly few. lie
is deeply grateful for tho noblo ser
vico dono him by bot h, and ho will
never forget it. A hundred efforts
woro mudo to turn them against him,
but they stood as firmly up for him as
ever ho himself stood in battle. They
wcro proof against arguments, proof
ngainst promises, and proof ngjiinst
threats. All conceivable doviccs
were used against him with them as
well as with others, and money was
freely lavishod, but all proved of no
avail. Hois tho Representative elect
of this district in Congress, and it is
a most forttinato thing for tho Stato.
She will feci tho effects of this great
and salutary influenco at the Capitol
of tho country. Ilo will bo more to
us" at Washington than fifty such mem
bers ns tho anti amedmcnt candidates
could over bo.
A Bastilo in Missouri.
Somo of the clergy in Missouri hosf
tate about taking tho oath proscribed
in tho new Constitution of the State,
and some of them advisq their brctft
vi.n not. to touch the unclean thing.
A few go further than this, liko Bisjj
op Green, and openly declare thf
1iriuijlitz.tiilb.a.Union. and uro striviT.
to stir up sodition and revolt among
tho-people Governor Fletcher is
not disposed to bido jliose unclcrieal
proceedings. In a speech made at St.
Joseph a few days since, the Governor
I have directed an enlargement of
tho penitentiary cell-room, with the
intention that men who commitcrimo
heroaftor in this State, by undertaking
to decido for themselves tho laws
which nro to, bo obeyed, and those
that nro to bo spit upon and trampled
under foot, and thereby become ac
cessories before tho fact of criminal
offences,' consoquont on their advice,
shall be provided with suitablo quar
tors, in case they oscapo tho hanging
they well deserve."
With this admonition hoforo thorn,
tho clergy of Missouri have a cheerful
prospoctof martyrdom by imprison
ment before them and have only to per.
sistin their obdurate course to soeuro
as much distinction as tho saints of
Ohio, whoso lives have been mado his
torical by incarceration in tho bowels
of Lincoln Bnstilos.
TUo secessionists of Missouri, liko
those of other Southern States, have
TENNESSEE UNION -FLAfi.
been clamorous for Stale Rights, nnd
have laid it down as a fundamental
political truth that the allegiauceof a
citizen is duo, first of all, to his Slate.
Alleganco implies obedience sub
mission to law, constitutional and sta
tutory, and acquiescence to the voi.ee
of the people. Ii will not do now for
them to flinch becaiiso tho Consulta
tion of the State, and the laws mado
in pursuance thereof, contain provi
sions that do not meet with their ap
proval. They must cither abide by
them, or loav the Stato for a more
congenial residence elsewhere, (lov
er n o r ( F l k t c 1 1 k it has shown a iletenn
inanio'n to enforce thn laws as ho finds
them, and there is not the shadow of a
doubt that ho will do it.
At the Stato Convention of the color
ed men of Virginia, held in Alexandria
last week, Mr. Edward "W. Wii.mam.s,
a colored delegate from Norfolk, Vir
ginia, said : t
"Our former masters told its that wo
could not tako'carc of ourselvCs; when
Uicy left us to war against the North,
but when they canio bad; many of
them had no clothes and no money, so
we had to clotho them and pay their
board bills; and that is ju.st what they
went to war about the "nigger had
a pocket-book, and they had always
been fed and clothed out of.it. Yes,
snvon hundred ofthem came back from
tho war tho raggedest, dirtiest, andj
most shiftless set ot men I ever saw.
At this juncture two ex-rebel officers
left tho room, evidently not relishing
the picturo drawn b' the speaker.',
EST The City of Mexico correspon
dent of the Now Orleans Tjmos says
tho Imperial feasts have btfen of the
most gorgeous description, and the
display of diamonds of fabulous prices
was redundant- '
Marshal Baznino's organ, tho Esta
feta. declares 100,000 more men tiro
needed to put down the Republicans,
and the Earl Nauvillo says the number
would bo insufficient, ns the opinion of
nearly tho wholo population is ngainst
the Empire. . Tho victories claimed by
the French arc uufoumled in fact. Tho
Liberals show tho utmost disregard
for death. Mejia's divison is kept close
in Matamoras by Cortinas, and the
latter would occupy it at onco Vroro tho
former to evacuate.
President Lincoln's enrriago is
offered for salo in Washington,
Tho Maino Republican Conven
tion cmphatcally 'endorsed President
Johnson a reconstruction policy.
Tho reported pardon of llersehell
Johnson is said" to bo untrue, although
strong intor-cesbio'n for moroy is back'
ing his petition.
The Memphis Argus says that
tho cars on tho Mobile Jind Obio rail
road aro running from Mobilo to Jack
Tho Memphis and Charleston rail
road will bo in operation as fur as
Corinth in a week or so.-
Army Chaplains arb garrisoning
the pulpits of the Richmond color id
churches not for pay, but to do goo L
llanlow, tho gymnast, was not
killed by his fall in tho Cincinnati the
atre, only severely injured. Ilo ex
pressed more fear for one of his lingers
than for his other injuries, and hopes
to appear soon again in public.
Tho Memphis Bulletin says that
Nathaniel Eldwood, who lived about
thirty miles from that city, while go
ing home, a few daysngoj was robbed
and murdered by a gang oi' miscreants,
who were not arrested..
A few days ago a Mr. Taylor,
who resides a few miles north of Hick
ory Wythe, Fnyctto county, Tennes
see, was shot by two brothers named
Burrow, sons of Roubou Burrow, of
Tronson in tho Churches.
Wo hail with pleasure tho' appear
ance, of the " Episcf'i'oiltst;,''
which is to be piiblifi'c4v'evikly by
Rev. John E EdwaWls atel'JV S. Dog
gott, J).' !) and will labor to advance
tho interests of tho Method isVE pi eo
pal Church, South. lliihmond ( la)
Ah, indeed I Why do you hail tho
nppoarnnco of a champion of tho
Mrtbodist Church, South, unless yon
nro nn enemy of tho Ujiitod States '(
Why does a 'Presbyterian paper go in
to ecstacies over tho npearanco of an
organ of tho Methodist Church, South,
unless the sympathetic cord of treason
binds them together' What has
Christianity to do with North or South,
unless it is that treason, whipped out
of tho battle-field, has taken refuge
behind tho pulpit, nnd hurls its pois
onous shafts lit tho heart of tho rcptib
lie from among tho vessels of the
communion tablo. Broxtnhw Whi'j.
A rebel Lieutenant named Fuel,
residing in Etheridgo's town, and an
enthusiastic admirer of that creature,
curses all who hold commissions for
tho Stato Government ns damned nb
olitionists. That load of Fuel had hot
ter bo dumped out (it tho door of tho
p. i i advertisement (if Mrc. Drake
imd irky'n School. Our litlzcmi
should f.i to'iizc tli'in libi rally.
TUB PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS.
KIXUULAR SCENES IN JAFFA.
A letter dated at Jaffa (Palestine),
Juno 20, doscribes a visitation of lo
custs as follows :
In the month of April last wo ob
served twico largo dark clouds resem
bling smoke, moving to and fro, as if
swayed by tho Aviird. One morning
these clouds came down and proved to
bo locusts, so great in number that the
wholo land was covered with them.
Tho grain tit fnat time was full in car
and nearly ripe, bnt tho locusts did
not touch it or any other- vegetation.
Soon after, however, it wns observed
that they buried themselves in tho
soil and there deposited their innumer
able eggs. Tho Arabs and peasants
saw the approaching mischief and went
through tho land in thousands digging
for these eggs. They succeeded to a
certain degree, and destroyed incredi
blo numbers with water and fire, but
all their effort had very little effect.
lVAboi!t tho middle of May smallblack
creatures, at a distance resembling
largo ants, w,cro observed aecumulat
ing in largo heaps throughout the coun
try, and a few days after they had
been thus seen the- began to leap, and
manifested tho coming calamity and
invasion of. the fearful arm)' as de
scribed so cmphatcally in Joel The
people now began to sweep them to
gether and bury or burn them in
ditches dug -for tho purposo; but all to
little or no effect, and as they grew a
little larger the extent of their multi
tude began to be seen, and the coining
catastrophe could not bo mistaken.
Tho roads wero covered with them,
marching in regular lines, like nnnius
of soldiers, with their leaders in front,
and all the opposition of man to arrest
their progress was in vain..
They firstconsumod the plantations
around Ramich, Lydda, and all tho
smaller villages near them, and then
entering the towns and villages con
sumed tho victuals, etc., in the market
and streets, by degrees forcing them
selves into the houses and covering the
walls outsido as well as inside. It
seems that everything which is mo
istened by their saliva is poisoned, for
the cattle that feed on tho remains
which are left all die. I myself saw
fifty oxen dead in tho villages of Delta,
Daggon and ZatTariah, that haddon
the remnant of durrah (lndian"corn
left by the locusts, and tho night before
last twenty more died from the same
.About two weeks ngo they wcro
soon to a fearful extent ull around Jaffa,
but still without wings. Tho town for
several days appeared forsaken, all
shops wcro shut, all business suspen
ded. Almost all tho inhabitants had
gone out to destroy and drive away
tho invading army; they mado tre
mendous ditchs, and buried and burned
countless myriads, but as before, all in
vain, for tho more they destroyed the
more semes to arise irom nming
places, and as they grow in size so they
seemed to grow in multitude, and
towards the East from hero they
covered the ground for miles and miles
to a bight of several inches As their
wings aro still too small to visit tho
several hundred gardns within the
cultivated part of tho district of Jaffa,
they have hitherto confined their de
structions to tho outer gardens, of
which about fifty have bconcompletoly
laid wast every green loaf, vegetable,
tree, and even the bark of young trees
devoured, and theso beautiful gardens
look like a birch tree forest in winter.
Our garden was ono of the first at
tacked. For several days wo saw the
destructive host advancing; nil our
farm servants, as well as several hired
laborers, wcro employed to keep them
oil', to drive thorn away, or burn them,
but wo found them as Joel describes
them, chap ii, ver. 7, "They shall not
break their ranks.'" Who can doubt
the word of God, when wo have these
ovidoriccs before our eyes? True, our
men broko their ranks for a momont,
but no sooner had they passed tho men
then thejLclosed again, and marched
forward through hedges nnd ditches,
as if united by somo mysterious power,
causing them to open beforo man nnd
to dose again ns soon as they had
passed him. On tho llth instant
they forced their way into tho garden,
defying all human efforts to prevent
them, "and in less than a day tho
whole garden, to tho extent of eight
acres, was covered with them, and tho
trees, to tho number of three thousand,
as well as every other green leaf, with
tho exception of tho palm trees and tho
pricklj' pear hedges, were stripped.
Whether eating or drinking, reading
or writing, or lying awake in bed (for
it is imp!siblo to sleep), ono hears
their noiao from without, liko tho
noise of armed hosts or of tho running
of many waters, and within they keep
droppingon nnd nbotit yoii. At meals
1 nm kept busy driving them away j
while I drive half a dozen nwny from
tho bread, ns many will jump into iho
basin, or even info my cup of lea, v.c,
and when undressing they leap out of
our very clothes without our having
known that they wcro there.
News has just reached ns from
Nablious; the olive trees in those
.!wr.w.i w nH'MOii ii mmw
nioutains have all been Mripod, and
near Iho river Oudge the soi) is so
tbiekly eovred with these won Hire
that many of tho animals led there to
drink refuse to pass on.
Another letter of a later date says
that they aro no wiso decreasing,
rather the opposite'. Every inhabitant
has been orderd by tho Government to
bri:-g fifteen pounds weight of locust
daily, and thoso who do not aro lined
XI sterling each time.
Josh Billing on Courting.
Courting is a luxury, it is ice water,
it is tho pin spell of the sole. Tho
man who has never courted has lived
in vain ; ho has been a blind man
among landscapes, ho has been a Ueff
man in tho land of hand organs, nnd
by tho sido uv manning canals
Courting is like t wo little springs uv
water that start out from under a
rocka t the foot nv a mountain, and
run down bill side by sido, singing dan
cing anil spattering each other ed
dying and frothing and kaskading,
now biding under tho bank, now full
uv tdider. till by-am'-by.thejrjiru-, nd
iilwi'; t((ygo ,lowf 1 ntn in favor of
long courting, it"givs tho 'pnrttauy
chance to find out cae'li othcr'n trump?
cards. It is exercise, and w jist as in
nocent as 2 rncrrecner lambs.
Courting is like strawberries and
cream wants to bo did slow, then
you git the flavor. I have seen folks
git aeqnanteu:, Ian in iuv, git inarneu,
settle down and git to work, in tbrco
weeks from date. This is jist the wa
sum folks larn a trade akounts for
the great number of almighty mean
mechanicks and tho poor jobs thoy
Perhaps it is best I should stato snm
good advice to young men who nro
aboil, to court with a view to matri-
'rnony, as it was.
Jn tho first place, yung mcnv yti
want to git yure system awl right,
and then find a yung woman who is
willing to bo courted on the square.
The next thing is to find cit how
old she is ; which yn can do by ask in
her, and she will sa she is 1!) years old,
and this yu will find won't be far off
Tho next thing is to begin moder
ate sa once every nito in tho week for
the last six months, increasin the doso
as tho pashunt seems to require.
It is a fust rate wa tu court tho
girl's mother a little on' tho start,
there is 1 thing a woman never des
pises, and that is a little good coiwteny
if it is done on the square.
After tho fust year yon willi git ac
quantcn nnd will beginjto like the biz
ness. Thero is I thing I nlwity ulieo,
that is not to swop foVtygrfVs efl.eneir
than oust in every 10 daze, unless you
forget how the gal looks.
Occasionally yu want to look, sorry
and draw in yure wind as- tho yu had
pain; this will set tho girl to toezing
yu to find out what ailsyu..
Evening meetings area good' thing
to tend, it will keep yuro religion in
tune, and if your gal happens to bo
there, bi accident, she can ask ) u to
go homo with hcr-
Az a gineral thing, I woodn't brag
on other girls much when I was four
th). It might look as though yuknii'
If yu court three weeks in thiswa,
all tho time on tho square, if yu don't
say it is the sleekest time of yuro life,
twin .ni ttt 11 tlo (t V-ntw A
cheap store and git measured for it.
Don't court for mutiny nor buty,.
nor relashuns ; thoso things arc just
about ns the keroseno ilo refining bizi
ness liable to get out of repair and
bust at any niinit. Court a gal for
fun, for tho lovo you bear her, for the'
virtue nnd bi.iness there is in her; for
a wife or for a mother, court her ns yu
would court a farm for tho silc.
Court her in tho kitchen over the
wash-tub, and at thopianncr; court,
this wa, yung man and if yn don't git
a wife, tho fault won't bo in tho courtiri
Yung man, yu can rely on Josicr
llilljngs, and if you can't mako theso
rules work, jist send for him, nnd ho
A'jiLfiLpw-.yu h,pw fjio thing is- didi-it
biiant cost yu n sent. ' '
On last Sunday, saya tho Arus,
Mr. Wm. Williamson, wos killed
by n stroko of lightning near bid houso,
in Tipton county.
The Cincinnati Commercial
thinks (here are enough brigadiers in
tho service to olllccr n million of men,
and says it is an extravagance tho
country can ill alloril. Jt suggests
that most ofthem should resign.
Tho Memphis Bulletin says:
" The fastest wny under tho sun' to bo
aVgrcat man' is to get something now
feted severely from the grnshoppers
every day. There nro low men who
aro not great in somo wny." But got-
.. 1 1. !..... ! ' t
ling up new inwin in nob your iori,u.
We learn that tho crops between
Chattanooga nnd Clevelane havo unf
The sanio reports rcch us in relation
to tho crops in Northern Georgia.
Ntkvknhon DnHTiiovKtF nv Kihk. ny I ii for
mill inn reerlvnl in toUt-lly by it teh-jwun to
nn rniilny oftlm KxH'ea (Jomimtiy, wo lenru
tlnit SlcveiMiin Alii., wns entirely ' denlrnycit
by fire nn Muiiiliy nifjht. Thn only bnlbll'tiir
ri'inninliitf "I'll lh liiilroiid depot, together
with lh li'1ej;nih nrnl rxpretn oflicru, nm!
(ienirnl Ki'i.miiiiwalil'H lieinlinnrteni. Wo
hnvo no liirt hrr Mii lieiilurii. Vruti and Timet.