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Jesse Housely bi1 Kid Edwards had
a difficulty iit Flag Pond, Unicoi
county, which resulted in Edwards
being shot at, but he escaped being In
jured by leaving rather fust.
"I never Ret mad at a fool," wus Ihe
cutting remark of a man who funded
himself affronted by auother. "That
accouu.'s fnry&nr always bring on such
amicable terms with yourself," wus the
" Mamie," said a mother lo her lit
tle iix year old, " if I was a little girl
like you, I would pick tip all those
chips." " Well, mamma," said the
little one, "aint vou gliid you are not
a little girl'!"
A gold mine Iiuh been discovered on
the farm of John 1. Graves, of Bedford
county, Virginia, Mr. Graves hag
made arrangements with some North
ern gentlemen to work the mine on
shares. Bristol Courier.
A milkman was awoke by a wag in
the night with the announcement that
his best cow was choking. He forth
with jumped up to save the life of his
animal, when lo! he found a turnip
(stuck iu the mouth of his pump.
A gentleman was examining an um
brella und commenting upon iu line
quality. "Yes," taida person present,
'he fancies everything he- sees."
"And," added a third perty, "is In
clined to seize everything he fancies."
The happiest moments in a women's
life are when she is making her wed
ding garments ; the saddest, when her
husbaud comes home lute at night and
yells to her from the front sles to
:hrow him out some key-holes, as
In this week's issue, uiader " News
paper Intelligence," is noted the de
mise of one hundred and twenty pub
lications, twelve by consolidation with
other publications, and one hundred
and eighty by suspension. Howell's
"Henry, why don't you keep a sup
ply of cloves in your pocket?" said a
young lady to her escort at the Opera
House recently ; "you wouldn't then
have to run out after every act; aud I
don't Bee why you are so awful fond of
cloves, anyhow 1"
An old lady from tin- coiintty, In
town yesterday, saw a Ineghi tr.iin
movingofi', and the night being novel
to hor, she exclaimed, " Ton my
word! I knowedaheapof people went
West uow-a-days, but didn't know
they took their houses with 'uiu 1"
" For want of water I am forced to
drink water; If I had water, I would
Jrink wine." This speech i.- u riddle,
and here is the solution: It was the
complaint of a vineyard man, after a
long drought, and an extremely hot
-u miner that had parched up ail his
Launder White, a youth 15 yearsold,
while on his way to church, at Clear
Branch, Unicoi county, last Saturday,
was attacked by a boy named Leander
Foster, who struck him several times,
when White drew a pocket knife aud
stabbed hira several Umes, from the of
fects of which Foster died.
Bewly Gibson, who a short time
since broke Jail at Bueed ville, and who
is known as desperate character, has
been killed by the Sheriff of Hancock
county. Ha attempted to re-arrest
Gibson, when he fired on the officer.
The Hberiff returned the fire, the ball
taking effect in the kidneys, from
which be died Iu a few hours.
William Birchfleld and Wm. Correl
met in Limestone Cove.Unlooi county,
last week, aud Correl without any
words oommeuced Bhootlng at him,
one of the balls taking oll'ect in the
knee. Another man named Gray also
shot several times at Birchfleld, one of
the balls taking enect In the same leg,
lie ia thought to be in a critical condi
tion. This la a new county, aud it
seems they are determined to give the
courts a start.
IketkroairieOMic Is He. 33 Market
The Wh;o and Chkoniclh Print
ing Office has been removed to the
secoud floor of No. Xi Market Square,
over B.R. Siroug'e grocery store, where
our friends will find us in the future,
McNulty, George A Hall.
Heal Eelale Traaalera.
The following are the real estate
transfers regUtered In the office of the
County Court Clerk for the week end-
November 20th :
A. Bartou and wife to I. Von Val
kenburgh ; Iota In Knox county.
John lioyuton aud wife to J. M.
Stewart; lots in Knoxville, $2,000.
C. Hulin and wife to 11. 1,. Craig ;
land in Knox county. $24.
IX. Ii. Patterson, O. aud M., to W. M.
Norman; land in Knox county, $100.
McNully, George Hall.
alt ia Hawk In.
The "Southern States Mining and
Land Company of London, England,"
have leased the property of Messrs.
Peweil, of Poor Valley, and expect to
make arrangement in a short time to
nmtnenoa the manufacturing of salt
oa a large scale. During the lute war,
when salt wan very soaroe, many citK
,ena of Hawkins county boiled the
'water from Powell'a well in their wash
kettles, and made a sufficient quantity
of ialt to meet their demands. We
hoaethe company will be success ful.
Herald and Tribune.
McNulty, George & Hall.
BOARD OP TRADE MEETING.
KMrl tram h RAllra. I rmnmlilftr
on lhf lllii Rldtfo llnllramtl.
The Board met pursuant I adjourn
ment and a call publlshid, President
Guut being In the chair. Mr. Gaut
stated (be object i f the ineetiu . U be
ing Mii report from Ihe Ituilrouil Com
mittee on the Blue Kili:.' Kiilroad.
Col. .Terry, Chairman of Hint Com
mute, lead ihe report, w Mch is a fol
low.: 1M). vii.i.k, Nov. l.S7.".
Mr. PrtHiihnt find (,' ntlrimit uf tin;
Hoard of Trade :
Your Committee on the sul-J--f
the Ulue Ridge railroad slid i,'.- eon
liectlmis, have tin hoi.o-' id making
the lol:owing repor;, iciiUMtiiig thai
the lime allowed ihem unl i ' admit
of their going Outlier Inn. : lo-ui-iuils
which show the immense importation
In Knoxville and East Teuiiessti! of its
early construction ;
Tlio Importance of a through line of
railway between the .South Atlautic
ports, the Ohio Valley and Northern
lakes hm long been conceded, and
many t-fibrin made for Its accomplish
ment, and the project originated in
Cincinnati as early us 1h;!,'. in the fol
lowing year a c invenuon was held at
Knoxville, attended by delegates from
nine (States, who fully endorsed its
vital importance, anil ilerlnreil it to be
the most magnificent an I linporlaiit
public work projected in our country.
1'hu line endorsed by this conven
tion hi of such immense importance,
was from Cincinnati to Knoxville, and
thence by Ihe valley of the Little
Tennessee, through ltabun Gap, to a
connection with the railroad systems
o' South Carolina and Georgia.
This project has never been aban
doned, and much lias been done to
wards lis fulfilment, b'll it would
take too much time lo enter Into de
tails as (o the obstacles that have thus
far delayed its completion. Itsiinpor
tauce, however, is so great, Una its
final completion is only a question of
time, and your commiliee is fully con
vinced, as any oue who investigates
the subject must be, that the large sec
tion ol country vllally interested in
this work can not permit the delay to
be a long one.
Taking. Kuoxvilleas n central point,
much more is being done lo wauls the
Northern than the Southern connec
tion, as the city of Cincinnati will
soou complete Us Southern ltnilroad
to a point within twenty miles of our
ciiy. We may take it for gruutedthat
the Immense interests at stake will not
sullVr this gup to exi-i alter the com
pletion of l he Southern connection.
From Knoxville south w..r l but six
teen miles of road have been com
pleted, leaving a gap of 134 miles
betweeu Maryville, leiin., and (.'lay
ton, Ga , Hi" hitler being south of
Kaolin Gap aud the pint whence
lines radiated throughout Georgia and
Soui ii 'arolinu. Of this 1.14 miles, 37
are in t'eiiuessee, 80 In North Carolina,
ami 17 in Georgia.
To complete the connection with the
railinni system of South Carolina at
Wallmlla, 22 miles more are lo be
built in that State, making n total gap
between the rails of I'M miles. This
will o.eu a direct communication from
Knoxville to the whole interior aud
seaboard of South Carolina, and give
the shortest line from the Ohio alley
to the Atlantic.
To complete the connection with the
railroad system of Georgia, a road is
required of 4-" miles In length from
Clayton to Bellon, on Die Air Line
ltoild, which is at present the northern
terminus of the Athens brunch of the
Georgia Bail ltoad. This connection
at Beltou would give us a competing
line to Atlanta, the shortest line
to all Central Georgia and the
Georgia coast, and would leave but a
comparatively brief gap in the direct
connection with Macon, which the
energetic citizeusof that city.wbohave
long been ardently desirous of the
Knoxville connection, would undoubt
edly soon complete.
The advantages offered Knoxville
and East Tennessee by these connec
tions can not be overestimated, and
we will enumerate a few of those
deemed by us most important:
1. The distance to the seaboard will
be diminished over one hundred miles,
which must give a cheaper line of
transportation lor our products and
our imports, to and from the coast.
2. It opens up to our merchant a
vast territory now oeyooa their reach
in North Carolina, South Carolina
S. It gives our farmers the shortest
line to the best markets for their pro
ductions. 4. It secures to our mines, beyond
all question, an immense coal trade
with the South Atlantic ports and the
0. It makes our city the crossing
point of the most direct line from the
northeast to the southwest,
with the shortest line from the great
Northwest to the South Atlantic ports,
which would give us advantages un
surpassed by euy interior city in the
6. The proximity of our coal
mines wonld secure to Knoxville the
location of the maohine shops of this
T. The vast beds of magnificent
iron ore iu the mountains south of
Knoxville pierced by this line would
inevitably send their contents to meet
the coal or coniueriaud mountain, in
the forges and furnaces of Kuoxville.
8. The consequent rapid increase
of the manufactures and population of
Knoxville would give a home market
for the products of our soil, and enable
our farmers to share in the profits to
be derived irom this great enterprise.
This list might be very considerably
extended, but your committee deem
that it is already sufficient to satisfy
tho Board of Trade that every citizen
of Knoxville aud Fast Teuutsbee
should give this enterprise his most
earnest support; aud in view of the
approaching convention soon to be
held lu ibis oily in the interest of this
line, we would suggest that a commit
tee of the Board bea;iK)iutei to repre
sent the merchants aud manufacturers
of Knoxville in the convention.
Ali of which Is most respectfully
I). A. Cabfbsthb.
Col. Crozier stated that he heal a
conversation with Major O'Couner,
aud from what he could gather from
him he felt sure that the road would
be completed. Major O'Conutr pro
l-o-eil that if the citizens of Kuoxville
would give blm $-MXK) be would in
sure Ihe completion of i lie road within
nine Inootlis. He, however, Wauls to
iiuilil a narrow t-'nage, and if there is
no serious objection to a narinw guage
road, whv he was iu favor of Kivlng
Mnj'ir I ('Conner the U.mm of $,"0 0"0.
Ii- only asks ii nfu r toe iomi is c-nu-pli
led, and I- wld.lig lo hind blin-elf
to ciHiipk-ie it in iliiil tune.
Mr. H-irne s;B'.e.l that he bad a re
port from Ihe Chief Kngineer of the
Mine Itido road, ami he r ports, in
favor of a narrow gunge. He differed
somewhat witli the rej.nrt. lis I King
neatest (mm the North-we 'tern Slu'et
lo the Atlantic coast, and cliti lied lh tl
the line from Moiristown was toe
shortest by 27 miles.
Mayor r-itaiib moved that the ablii
report he received, that u committee be
:t IK'iiited to the convention to be held
in ibis city on Hie 20th, and that Ihe
lejeirl be not udopted lit present.
Col. Charlton tliooirht that was the
proper way to do. He did not think
that the report should be adopted un
til after the railroad meeting had taken
Col. Cro.ier differed with Col. Charl
ton nu tlie subject, and did not. lb inn
that iidiiing tiie report cjuld do any
barm. He was iu favor of pushing
the mailer. No ciiy could advance
without some eiiierpns" going on, aud
gave Instance. He closed with a res
olutlon which In- olf-ffd iu lieu of
Mayor Htaub's motion.
Mr. John S. Van Gilder was of ;i
opinion, that Ihe moii-n of Mayo.
Htaub should be decided, and Presi
dent Gaut being of the same opinion,
the motion whs put to a vote ami the
report was received.
Mr. Barnes was in favor of adopting
the report, as on comparing figures
wr.h Col. Terry, he withdrew his ob
jections above mentioned.
Col. Crozier a resolution a- nail.
which is us follows aud wasmloined :
Unsolved. That the Railroad Com
mittee of this Board are hereby ie
quested to confer with Messrx. O'Cou
ner & Morrow, and their associates, the
owners of the part of the Blu-i ltidge
Itailroad already made, and ascertain
in what time and on what terms tiny
will complete the same between Knox
ville, aud Walhatla, Sou'h Carolina,
and that they report to the next meet
ing or this ltoad.
Gen. Hood, of Maryville was culled
upon and made a few remarks. He
thought that stock would besubsciibed
In mount county.
Dr. Morrow was present and being
called upon, stated that the parties.
who had ihe road under control were
very anxious to finish it, and would
not ask Knoxville for oue dollar until
they could give them the equivalent
in the way of the road.
Mr. Van Gilder made some further
remarks. He thought the subject should
be talked over and brought before the
people that they may understand it in
all its hearings.
Col. Charlton brought up the subject
of having a map of Knoxville publish
ed Tor the Centennial. Chattanooga
was having one published with the
mineral belts around her, an t it would
not do for Knoxville, with superior
natural advantages, to go unudvertised.
He called on Col. Crozier for some re
marks. Col. Crozier stated that he had al
ways labored to impress on the people
of iCast Tennessee the fact that county
centennial organizations were inde
pendent of all powers, und the Gov
ernor of the State could not supercede
them, and the responsibility really
rested with the people of each county.
He wanted a spirit of rivalry between
the counties, and thus wake up the
matter. He had talked with Col. Kil
lebrew, and he wanted the people of
East Tennessee to send mineral ores of
every kind, from a ton down, and Gen.
Wilder will take care of them and
place them in the best of positions;
and as to the cost of sending them, it
will amouut to nothing, as the ore can
be sold for enough to pay all freight,
Ac. He said Col. Killebrew did not
believe much iu the map now being
gotten up by Chattanooga. He thought
to get out 10,000 conies of his work
The Resources of Tennessee and an
equal number of his maps, and distri
bute them at the Centennial, with less
cost, would do the most good.
Col. Gaut appointed the railroad
committee to hear the pr oposition
from Major O'Connor, tc, iu regard
to buildiug the Blue Kidge road, and
requested that they report at next
meeting of the Board.
On motion, the Board adjourned.
'Throw Pbyalo tolbeDoaa; I'll None
We do not in the least feel like blam
ing Macbeth for this expression of
disgust; indeed, we are rather inollced
to sympathize with him. Even now
adays most of the cathartics offered to
the public are great, repulsive-looking
pills, the very appearance of which is
sufficient to " turu oue's stomach."
Had Macbeth ever taken Br. Pierce's
Pleasant Purgative Pellets he would
not have uttered those words of con
tempt. It is really enceuraging, when
oue is ill, to find that a little, sugar
coated Pellet, no larger than a grain
of mustard, will as promptly produce
the desired effect as a dose of great,
nauseating pills. These litte Pellets,
unlike other cathartics, are really
nature's physio. They do not debil
late, but lone and invigorate the sys
tem. No family should be without
Dr. Pierce's Pleasaut Purgative Pellets
Call at the E. T. B. H. and see the
tnuillest Mblc in the world.
While there secure your seats for the
Japs at the Opera House to-night.
Only 7o cents, and no charge for re
Come early! Do not mis this rure
McNulty, Goorge & Hall
The horses all over the country are
coughing from the prevailing epizootic,
while the human family seem to have
taken the ooutuglou and are similarly
effected. This cough does not seem to
proceed from the luugs, but ia more of
the natare or catarrn, lor which, uo
remedy has been found te give such
ertalnand quick relief as Symphyx
for man, and Damon's Powders lor
heiaes. They hit the cure exactly.
McNully, George & Hall.
A situation by au exivurleuued drug
gist. Apply at this office.
Bum - Rmiytnfitehrra at Work,
GRKKNKV1LI.K, N- v. 10, 1875.
To th Eililort of the (V
Notwithstanding lim .emcity of
money, nearly every ! y .vi:nessea u
decided business s'it in town. The
produce, of Ihe eon un - n- eiiig brought
in; and while Hun - -t. hy no means
flush, there Is a k d b ui-r tri.de go
ing on, and at n ,1 hopefulness that
the dawn of i, ;i -pereus ilajsls
Mr. Thou .- I. .. . a d B. McDannel,
Eq., are jmr v tinting a block of
buildings i.dj , i, . i t ihe old " G. Jones
& Co." store; oilm improvement are
going on abniii (own. I
)n I rid.iy night Inst, the gr.ivn of
the giant, Slusiier, who died sonic
weeks ago, and was burled in Mount
Bethel graveyard, a mile Irom town,
was opened by hody-stinti-ln rs, and the
enipse taken. The fundy of Mr.
tslusher arc much distressed at the
Already the breezes bigln lo whisper
of the coutests iu the elections of next
ye r. It is obvious thut several of
both parties are in tntltiim; for the
Coiign ssionul rai-e, In the Filst Dis
trict. Samuel M. Shaver, Esq., Hie artist,
well known in upper East Tennessee,
Ihe place of his former home, made a
brief visit lo our town to-day ; be
starts to-morrow for his home, now iu
McNulty, George & Hull.
To l lie Interest iif III 1'ublle-
We cull the attention of the people
of East Tennessee, to parties traveling
over the country, representing them
selves as agents of J. C. (Smith A Co.,
marble Jealers, and selling work on
the reputation of our Mr. J. C. Smith.
We emplov no ti-weling agents, aud
have no connection with anv other
firm. Wo put up work cheuper than
any establishment iu East Tennessee.
and kii ara u tee satisfaction or no pay.
Address all orders lor worn to
J. C. Smith & Co.,
P. O. box 244. Knoxville, Tenn.
McNulty, George & Hall.
Bloody Work on the ( Inrluunt I South
WARTiirita, Tenn., Nov. 1G, 1S7.".
To (lit Ed'itori of the Chronicle :
At a place known us Morgan's
saloon, four miles west of here, a ne
gro wus killed on Saturdoy night last.
The killing was said to be wholly un
provoked. The offeuder had a hearing
on Sunday evening, aud was bound
over to the next term of our court.
Au inquest was held on the body on
Sunday morning, by Chas. II. Deliu?,
On last night (Monday) auother ne
gro was killed at the same place, by
another negro. His comrades pursued
the perpetrator unntil lie came in and
gave himself up to the Sheriff. I have
not learned the particulars of the kill
in.. Another darkey was brought in aud
also lodged In limbo, for shooting at
the one who did the killing out on
A Deputy Marshal was roaming
around yesterday, when all of a sud
den a rifle bullet came in contact with
bis pocket-book, but doing no further
damage. Verily the Devil has broken
loose again, and that "good work'' is
in full blast.
In great haste,
McNully, Ceorge & Hall.
Hoataeim Halo and ramalo f natltule.
Mosheim, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1875.
To the Editort of the Chronicler
Knowing that the Chronclk is fully
alive to the great cause of education,
and having seen a number of commu
nications, from various schools in the
country, in your colums, I thought a
few lines from this place might be of
interest to some of your many readers.
Mosheim Male and Female Institute Is
under the care of the Holston Synod
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church,
and is located at Blue Springs, two
miles east of Midway, on the line of
the E. T., Va. and Ga. Railroad. This
College is under the supervision of
Rev. Prof. J. M. Wagner, a very effi
cient teacher. He is also assisted by two
very able tutors, Measrs. W. G. Mc
Call, of Knoxville, and H. H.
Ruble, of Peach Grove. Two
literary societies have been formed
Inconnection with this institution for
the improvement of their members in
the art ef debating. The representa
tives of each society (Cicerouean and
Pnilolethean) are preparing for a pub
lio content in debate at the close of the
present session, which will be Friday
night, Dec. 17th.
Our village is provided with three
stores, one restaurant, or eating sal
oon, two blacksmith shops, one car
penter and cabinet shop, saw mill, tan
yard and boot and shoe shop. We
have two Churches, one Evangelical
Lutheran, aud oue Union Methodist
In Kint of doctrine we have almost
any faith you could wish. We have
Jews, Romau Catholics, Methodists,
Presbyturians, Baptists Lutherans
and numerous heathens, all repre
sented in this little village.
If you think this worthy of a place
in your columns 1 may try again.
McNulty, George & Hall.
Everybody who examines or uses the
Charter Oaii. Cook Stove in
pleased with its great capacity, super
ior coustructiou, ueut appealaDCe
cleanliness in operation, and the con
struction of its reservoir and closet
and say it is unequalled as a perfect
Ma PAluaaai Stir
fir TiiU'm T.lvar Villa ir rMni,n,l
with great care and study, in exuet ao
ouruuuee wuu me principles oi cuem
leal compatibility. They are not i
Oj.ura M 1 1 'I f.i. ll illaiiiiuii. Tliaw
- V. .11 HUlHV.i . UV J VUU
tain uo dangerous drug. Require bo
cuaujie vi met or occupation.
VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
To the I'Jitort of the Chronicte:
WlllTKSII IUI, TENN. j
November 20, 1H75. I
This body convened Wednesday, Ihe
liKh day of November, Is7, at Pine
Grove Church, Greene dunly, Ten
tiess. e, at. I :.i0 o'clock, I'. M.
Th- Piesldenl, Rev. Gen. 15- Burr,
I). IV, was prrseut, and culled the Con
ference o order, hIicii It. S. I. line,
Esq., and P. M. Shaw, weir elected
Secretaries ef the Conference, which
wns i p; ned with the usual elisions
Certificates of the rbi'iimi of ilelt
ualcs were presetitid, and examined
by the Committee on Credentials, w ho
reported at once, and the delegates
were admitted to feats as members of
This session iva one of more than
usual interest, ami a careful observer
could but notice Ihe general hiirmo'iy
that prevailed, Btnl the promptness
and conceit of action, thereby demon
strating the wisdom of an equal par
ticipation of the laity with the minis
try in the law-making departments of
the Church, which is one of the dis
tinguishing Icneis '.if tin) Methodist
Protestant Church ; the lights of the
ministry and laltv beiui; tonal.
During this evening's session the;
iisualsnd appropriate committees weie
appointed, the l onleretice fully or-j
uatiizi'd, and then adjourned to meet
Thuisday morning at 10 o'clock.
During the morning session ot
Thursday a largo number of column-
nii'iitlons irom Uillereut pails ol the
district was received, lead aud laid
upon the table lo await further action.
in tho ulternoon, the l ommlttee on
Itinerancy and Orders, submitted their
first report, ihe secoud item of which
elicited a leugthy debate, during
which Judge A. W. Howard, who was
present, was called upon to deliver a
legal opinion, to which he responded
to the satisfaction of all concerned.
During the third day, the d liferent
Committees reported, and communica
tions were taken up and action taken
iu regard to tho questions involved in
them, much of which was of a highly
important character, und elicited
warm and lively discussions irom a
number of the members of the Confer
ence. A communication was received from
D. Evnns Reece, D. D., and J. K.
Nichols, l. I)., Fraternal Messengers
to this Conference from the Maryland
Annual Conference of the M. P.
Church, which was referred to the
Committee on Fraternal Relations.
The Committee on Education aud
Sabbath schoolssubmitted tlielr report,
wutcn elicited remarks from some ot
the members present, iu which Judge
Howard was invited to participate,
aud delivered a speech to the point,
and we hope productive of good.
un Bubuuiu, me cnurcii building at
Pine Grove was dedicated, the indebt
edness liaviug been fully met. Tue
ceremonies were interesting and im
pressive. After which Rev. Geo. R.
liarr, D. 1)., delivered an able dis
course from Rev. 22, 17 verse, and after
the sermon, the President elect, Rev.
M.J. Lunghorue, assisted by Mr. G. R.
Barr. and N. J. Roberts, proceeded to
ordain William M. Hillmun, William
Sample and J. W. Bastick, to the of
fice or J:iiier.
At uight, M. J. Lunghorn delivered
au able discourse, alter which the
Lord's Supper was administered. The
services were deeply impressive.
Monday, the loin lust., was I lie last
duy of the session. During wblcb
some important business was transact
ed, and u vote of thanks tendered to
the brethren and lriends or the church
for their kindness, and to the author
ities of the East Tennessee and Vir
ginia Railroad for furnishing half fare
tickets to the members of the Confer
ence. When the Presideut, into whose
hands the Conference, by their vote,
had placed the appoiutiug power, sub
mitted the following pluu of appoint
ment: Rev, M. J. Langhorue, President.
Abingdon Station, Rev. Geo. R.
Barr, 1). V., Superintendent ; W, W.
White, Assistant Supt.
Campbell circuit, William Sample,
Supt.; J.Clift, Assistant Sunt.
Hopewell circuit, J. P. Wilkcrson,
M. L); Assistant Supt.; Supt. to be
rrovidence circuit. -. J. Robert.
Paint Mountain circuit, J. O. Johns
son, M. D., Supt.
Good llope circuit, xi. c. Brett,
JonesvilU) circuit, J. E. llosnie.
Rye Cove circuit, S. V. Stallard,
Guess River circuit, J. H. Stallard,
Pound River circuit, W. E. Jones,
Midway circuit, to be supplied by J.
O. Johnson, M. D., and N. J. Roberts.
Smitbfield circuit, unsuf. plied.
Princess Anne circuit, "
Bethany Mission, R. B. Thompson.
D. D., Supt.
Matthew's Mission, s. Warner, su
saiiviuo Mission, ueo. it. liarr, u.
Indian Creek Mission, j. l Kller,
Lick Creek Mission, to be supplied.
Conference Missionary, S. B. Size-
Transferred to Maryland Conference,
R. W. Berryman, William M. Hill,
man, William L. Worthiugtou, J. 8.
Ligan, und William M. Fitwater left
in the iiauds of the hands of the Pres
ident. Left without appointments at their
own request, H. S. Whitehurst, M.
D.. Wm. E. Nichols and J. M. Cifcrs.
Fraternal Messeugers were ap
pointed as follows:
Mary laud Annual Conference, Revs.
Geo. ll. Barr, D. D., Juo. G. Johnsou.
M. D. and R. S. Lane. Esq.
North Carolina Annual Conference,
Revs. N. J. Roberts and Wm. L.
Christian Church, Revs. M. J. Lang-
i it r , i ,
uorue uuu j. iu. woou.
Judging irom the reports of the
members of the Conference, tha
Church was stronger and more full of
life than ever before. The Conference
adjourued to meet at Cedar Urove
Church, nam bleu county, Tennessee,
on Wednesday before the 2d Sabbath
in November, 1S70, at 10 o'clock a.m.
ja u. JOHN BON.
" Bloated Bondholders."
To the Editor e of the Chronicle
All you have said iu reference tn the
"Tennessee Bond Ring" is but a icirf
of the wwcA which ought to he said,
and mtiitMie said, lu times past, the
States Rights Democratic ptpet have
had the phrase ' Bloated Bodholders "
stereotyped ; but not until this exces
sively shameful period of Tennessee's
history bus there been a class of polit
ically and personally dishonest shy
loeks, to w hom the shove phrase prop
erly applies. Tho people, who are
gruuiiiiK unJiT the weight of the seri
ous buideus of wrongs inflicted by
lluse giaspets after the "pounds if
bloody flesh,'' ought to know and see
all the facts as they are. Not only
must the facts be fully referred to, but
" keep them beloretlie people," Is Ihe
just programme. Here, In diet, ore
First, of our State's large indebted
nes, the body of the bonds are held
in Tennessee, and of those thus held,
about nine-tenths are iu the hands of
that class of peculiar Democrats,
who worship at the shrine
of what you cull the
"double-barreled" organ at Nashville.
This large ownership of Tennessee
bonds in Tennessee has only been
eclttlly so since 1S71 '72, and the
largest feature of this new Tenuessee
Demooratio ownership has grown up
Now, let us "crack the shell ' iii.s
look iu on its infamous rotten nese.
Having the power to do so, by the
use of corruption funds und personal
iutluence, this ring the very one, ly
the way, which ex-President Johnson
assaulted and aptly termed "Damned
Infernal" prior lo 1874, maneuvered
just enough lo "get their hands in"
with the public market pulse to dis
close what class of margin could be
registered by first lowering and then
raising the price of bonds. The first
feulure was lo depress the price by a
deliberate suggestion of a probable
theory of repudiation as to a class rf
our bonds, but lu such a way us to
leave it iu doubt as to what bonds
would full in the class. So, all were
depressed. The drop came, aud then
the large Democratic bills of purchase
followed. Next iu order, the result of
legislative discussion aud action allow
ed that repudiation was not to be
adopted practiced. Then bonds went
up, und Democratic holders unloaded
that is, sold out at a large profit.
The next slimy step (aud it nai but
the last part of the oue just referred
to) was to diminish the public debt by
the sale of delinquent Jailroads Stale
bonds to be received from the purchas
ers. This, as was shrewdly intended,
cut favorably to dishonest pockets lu
two directions: First, It created a spe
cial demand for bonds, and made the
impression that, as the public debt was
to be thus diminished, bonds generally
would 'become of higher real value:
Secoud, Ihe very large interest of the
State in railroads being sold for less
than one-tenth theoot figures, aud for
not more than one-fourth the present
value, aud bonds received at par, which
cost the purchasers not above 55 cts on
the dollar; and the whole transaction
engineered by Democratic lawyers in
spired by $15,000 fees, (paid in cash
not bonds) pushed out this precious
group of figures: A $100,000 interest in
railroads sold for $10,000 iu State
bonds, being paid by the purchaser
with $5,500 cash. This, to leave out the
enormous attorney's fees, all Jthat
could be suid, was, that $10,000 of the
State debt was retired at the cost of
giving away or counting at 1M
$(JO,000 of the $100,000. That
is, by the transaction, ter of
the one hundred ($1,0(10) bonds were
retired by sacrificing the $100,000 State
Interest. But the ninety bonds re
maining of the oue hundred originally
issued to the road, yet remain to be
paid by the people. In short, the op.
eratlon left the people in fully nine
tenths worse conditiou than before.
Why? Because the shrewd, dishonest
rings paid somebody else $100,000
worth of the people's property, in con
sideration that that somebody else
would psv $10,000 of the people's debt
With thlsclassof transactions hang
ing as a cloud on.our publlojcredit, the
next, a most powerful ring-strike,
was to fund the bonds of the State
that is, nay the bond interest with
bonds. This was not designed to lift,
but to lower, yet further the price,
though there was a most bold-faced
profession made, that the feature of
compounding the interest would in
crease the value of bonds in market.
The real object, however, was to in
flate, augment the measure of the load,
so as toenable the Democratic " beasts
of burden' to have more to unload
when the "acceptable time" should
come. As proof of this, the next and
latest step was, not to stop at
all that is, by use of the
Influences hereinbefore stated, to
iuduce the very Democratic " ring
boned" Legislature to make such pro
visions for the payment of the interest
on the publlo debt, that no payment
thereof could or would be made. This
measure of Tennessee Democratic
"Ring policy'' has provided most ex
traordinary " loadiug facilities." The
loading has been extensively heavy.
Now the "Ring" desires the legisla
tive power of the State extraordinarily
convened to enable the " beasts of
burden" aforesaid to unload at about
70 to 72 cents that which has been ta
ken on at 48 to 50 cents. The Devil
himself does not know enough about
rings" to tiuve arranged ono more
shrewdly dishonest than this " bloated
bond-holder s ring" ol Tennessee ; and
whilst its more than serpent-like op
erations extruct real aud personal
estate values from the people, the peo
ple nave to cringe, grin ami bear it,
whilst in lull view of them is the
shameful fact that their reputation ami
credit us a state goes down, down, aud
still down lower. Are the people satis
fied with such rulers and such rule?
Most of them know and feel that they
sutler, yet, are not fully advised us to
the cause. V'
McNulty, George & Hall.
Tbe following marriage licenses
were issued from the County Court
Clerk's office during the past week :
II. C.Oggand Ellen F. Hunter.
George A. Giqblns and Mattle A.
Wm. R. McNelly and Katy II.
Samuel MeCammou and Maliuda