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AND KEBEL VENTILATOR.
KNOXVILLE, TENX., TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1864.
TUB TRI-1VEEKLY MUG.
AV. G. BEOWNLOW, Emtok.
Xnoxville, Tuesday, July 26, 1864.
joining the rebellion has become a public
enemy, ile has iorieited his right to vote
National Prayer Day.
The President has issued his Proclama
tion, in accordance with a resolution of
Congress, appointing Thursday, the 4th
day of August, as a day of humiliation and
prayer, recommendingthepcople to implore
NO Rlht to Vote. ' the kind regard? and tender compassion of
We contend, despite the amnesty oath. the Almirhty, to pray for the suppression
that an open and avowed rebel has no right jof t,,e rctellion,tind that the rebels may
to vote in Tennessee in any coming election, i down their arms' and I,eace aml unitv
A traitor has ceased to be a citizen, and in I "c t'siamisnea in an our ooruers. for an
which, including the petition that we ma
kill them off in every field-fight, may God
with loyal men, bv renouncing his citizen- i ho V b-stow "P?" t,,e le?I,c who
hip and seeking to destroy the Govern- j SUpi!ication.
nient. All rebels should be sulijected to a j ,t ,
everer ordeal than that of the President's; Visit their Iniquities UpOD Them,
amnesty oath, before they are restored to j All rebel sympathizers who are talking
titizenship. A scoundrel who takes this j treason in the country, giving information
oath merely to save his properly, as many j t0 rebel raiders, and otherwise operating
of them do, and denies the validity of the 'against the Government, should be arrested
oath, is a perjured villain, and not to be j and sent South, whether male or female.
trusted. These are plain words, and need j And all rebel sympathizers living within
no interpretation We fall back upon the five miles of any outrage committed by
old Bibledoctrine, that before a repenting ' , c.l,el guerrillas, should be arrested and sent
rebel can be trusted, he must bring forth ; beyond the limits o.f the United States. All
truiu meat for repentance. j property of loyal men, or of the Govern-
; ment, destroyed or stolen by rebel raiders
Newspaper Sponger. ' 1' thieves, should be made good by seizing
The civilized world does not afford a more 'and ari-opriating the property of rebel
datable class of men than are the news-! "'Ph.ers in the same neighborhood.
paper spongers of the country-sponging j A 11,1 W,u'"c'ver an unaed Union citizen
en their neighbors for their daily or weekly ! 18 murdt'ml bv gorillas, fire of the
. i same killd ilf Ktrwlr Onnfino1 In rairnnsnni
fxiers. Among them, when thev are ven- - - ... r.
Mated, will be found those who keep three
The McMInn County Manifesto. j Secretary. The following resolutions wer
From an old file of the Athens Post, whose j adopted :
base and traitorous editor is now at Camp j Riht, That it is the duty of all the citizens f
Chase, we take the following manifesto , th-e 1?v'ng States to encourage the nutdeter
r ... , , j mined and persevering resistance against the ty-
irom which we learn that one hundred and j rants and usurpers of the United States Govera-
nxteenmen allowed themselves to certify 1 "v 8 , to urhold nd usUin the government of
(ft fL ;f (. , , 1.1.x,., j tne medeme SUtes by every means in their pow-
to the infamous falsehood that ''the present er, in the present war.
war was waged by the people of the United
r four dogs to feed, and are too poor to buv
a paper. Among them will bo found those
who drink liquor at all the groceries at 25
eenu a drink, and are too poor to buy a
paper. Among them are tlue who hoard
away their money, or lend It oui at ie!
lontiary rates of interest, and can't spare
the money to buy a paper. Others there
ar who "have not time to read a paper, and !
only borrow to see if pork has "riz," or
be taken out and shot, near the scene of the
outrage. If we have no such prisoners, let
tiro rebel citizens of the same neighborhood
be publicly executed. This will stop their
murderous and villainous course, and no
other policy will do it. Xot an eye for an
eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but five eyes
t - ill-Ill il f v fcs4.1 4V- aw w w
Union Croakers and Fault Finders.
We have a set of men in our country
btates Government against the people of
the Government of the Confederate States."
Every man, woman and child, and even
negro, knows that the war was commenced i
by the South, that the South first beat up
for troops, first fired upon the Star of the
"West, and then upon fort Sumter, and all
because "the people of the United States
Government" elected Lincoln to the Presi
dency. It is passing strange that men of sense
and character should have loaned their
names and influence to bolster up such a
batch of falsehoods as aro set forth in this
call. T. JSu-on Van Dyke, the writer of
the libel, is at Camp Chase, where he ought
to remain during the war :
Heoolved, That the citizens of McMina count b
requested to affix their signatures to the proceedings
of this meeting as a pledge to each other and to the
government of their loyalty to the Confederate
I States and as a means of restoring private and pub-
lie uonfidence and fraternal feelincr
A CALL FOR A PUBLIC 1IKKTINO OP TIIE CIT
IZEN'S OF M'illNN COUNTY.
Inasmuch ms heretofore there has been a differ
ence ot opinion among the citizens of McMinn
county upon the subject'of the present war, waged
by the United States Government against the peo
.1: of the Government of the Confederate States,
superinduced generally, if not universally, by a
difference of opinion as to the causes and objects of
the war, but the undersigned feeling that now there
.should not be, and possibly is not, but one opinion
and determination among us. and that is, that the
whole people of the Confederate States should re
sist at all huzards and to the last extremity the at
tempt now manifested by the United States Gov
ernment to subjugate the people of the Confederate
States; and further believing that it is the duty of
all men, due as well to themselves as to each other
and to th? Government, to makea public manifesta
tion of their feelings, so that private and public con
fidunce ixay be .restored and established in regard
to the loraltv of all men; therefore, it is requested
(mr'Tn'ASen'iYntlie'fffsIorrday fif (Jc
tober, 1802, to consider of the present condition of
the country, and to give a public expression of their
feelings juid intention! in regard to the same.
flour -is gone up." We don't want any of
thiirfo men to borrow or xubseribe for our pa
pvr no paper can benefit such men, nor
cuu tbev benefit any cause.
Condition of our Army.
claiming to be loyal, and to be for the Union
nud a vigorous prosecution of the war.
These croakers, continually running down
the Government distrust the Government
j bonds and currency always grumbling
j about the enormous debt being created as
if such a war could be carried on without
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. creating a huge debt. Hut these peace-Iov-on.
We are now rut ol all political parti- . . r n , .,, .
. ' ' I uiir traitors fear the Government will not
2itn Generals, who have so long been a curse
to the Union cause, and an obstacle in the
way of our success. The nu n now in com
mand mean fighting. Grant, who is thun
dering at the gates of Petersburg and Rich
mond, knows no suc h word as fail. In the
ft.uth-west Sherman, with his gallant ar
aiy, which has crossed three States in pur
suit of the fleeing rebels, are thundering for
admittance into Atlanta, and into the bet
ter portion of Georgia, claiming it as an in
k en Lance. From all quarters tho news is
cheering, and the military situation of the
ountry never was moro highly encourag
The Administration of Mr. Lincoln.
A great many pretended Union men are
dissatisfied with the manner in which the
war has been carried on. Somo think Mr.
Ifincoln is too slow, others that he is too
fctst, and there are those who think he is
loo forgetful of the requirements of the Con
atitution. We. arc of the opinion that tho
iay is not far distant when Mr. Lincoln's
policy will be held in vpry high esteem.
Ho U destined to be re-elected, as it were,
by acclamation, no matter who is nominated
at Chicago, or what combinations unite in
pposing him. lie is the strongest man in
i-merica for tho office of President, and he
Las an equally strong man on the ticket
with him for tho Vice Presidency. . i
be ablo to meet this debt. They are mis
taken. Our resources, our landed estates, I
and our untold wealth, will enable us to pay j
three such debts as now hang over the
country. It is estimated that four hundred
millions will be raised by taxation this year.
Suppose we want four hundred millions
more, it can be borrowed upon the people
by bonds. Our credit is good, and unlimi
ted, and European nations wish to lend us
coin and bullion, because our rates of inter
est are double theirs. We may deem it
politic to borrow their coin, so as to put
down thii speculation in gold. As yet we
have reftised every foreign capital to aid us
our own peoplo have furnished us money.
T. Nixon Van Dyke,
Wni. II. Ballevr,
M. F. llice,
Geo. A. Caldwell,
Sam. P. Ivins,
J. L. Bridges,
Thos. A. Cleage,
.1. F. Benton,
J. TV. Mann,
N. M. Crockett,
J. A. Zeigler,
J. 31. Alexander,
Andrew Ic Roberta,
W. E. Coleman,
J. II. Keed,
J. "W. Blackwell,
W. P. Carmack,
The High Prices.
Prices have advanced moro in this coun
try during the last three years than they
did in Great Britain during twelve years of j
the long period of the war ending in 1815.
During the last eighteen months prices have
advanced on an averago two hundred per
cent. And yet, among leading articles so
advapced, very few of these are imported.
This accounts for the high price of gold.
The high prico of produco at home pre
vents its exportation, thus requiring the
transmission of gold abroad to pay for our
purchases, so that produce runs up gold, In
stead of tho reverse, as ia days of peaco and
prosperity. ' !
. A. lewman,
A. C. Kobeson,
Q. A. Jordan,
J. B. Taylor,
F. M. George,
P. L. Gamble.
C. L. King,
J. C Calhoun,
Win. II. Howard,
C. M. Keith,
Mttt M. Ijowry,
W. M. Cato,
J. C. Grant,
P. L. Bryan,
Vm. L. Atloo,
IL L. Moorv
Jarrett Stow, ,.,( .
Thos. N. Duckworth, ,
Tho meeting waa
S. M. Roberts,
W. II. Staples,
R. M. Staples,
J. R. Neal,
C. L. Rice,
I. G. BarksdaK
W. C. Vaughan.
Wm. D. Browdof,
A. M. Brett.
J. C. Carlock,
J. T. Davis,
C. B., Newman,
S. L. Riggs,
II . L. Moore,
J. H. Halo,
A. W. Archer,
John C. Rico,
N. M. Grubb,
W. R. Long,
S. F. Gettys,
Jas. M. McMinn,
W. G. Horton,
A. J. Navefc
J. R. Ware,
W. T. Reynolds,
I). W. Mize,
G. M. McCulley,
8. H. Howell,
J. W. McAffrey,
J. S. Bridges,
John P. Peters,
L. R. Hurst,
Tho B. Mayfiali,
. Wm. Doraey,
M. P. Jarnigin. ,
held, J. C. CJarfock
Rebel Ylew of the Situation.
We have before us a long and well writ
ten article from the Georgia Constitutional
ist, published at Augusta, and not far from
the fesidence of 4. II. Stevens. We give
only two or three brief extracts, to- show
the tone and vietcs of the leading rebel pa
per of Georgia, in its concern for the peo
ple of the' South:
'God help them to have more judgment,
for they surely do not realize the sickening
sense of utter despair, the utter crushing of
bright dream flowers, which is.thc hievitabla
result of those who-believe in prophesis of
sure success, when followed by intviUibW
"The magnificent army of Sherman ban.
without loss and without battle, forced back
one of our best armies, under a favorite
General; and if he only had intended a
raid, the destruction of the vast agricultural
interest of the grainary of our State, is a
loss which we are ill prepared to endure,
and totally unprepared to retrieve. The
evil is, first, the withdrawal from market of
the essential food ; second, the increase of
population caused by refugees, which make
an increased demand on the productive ca
pacity of the State; third, the increased
prices which tend to depreciate the curren
cy, which cannot bear another one-third re
pudiation. Then if it be more than a raid,
and Sherman holds his front by fortifica
ioss of empire. """ U" " t is anactual
''Therefore, with harm actually done, ani
! with Atlanta, and the great railroad inter
ject involved in the fate of a battle that
Sherman may or may not risk; is it wis
I to tell our people that the invasion of our
! State is but a "stupid blunder" of the en-
; emy i
acting aa Chairman, and Editor Ivins as
j "Let us not make ourselves a laughing
i stock of Europe, by winning victories oa
paper not yet jvon on the field. Let us not
! quicken the popular pulse at home, with
dreams and prophesies of glorious victory ;
j for no expected evil harms half so mirehV as
. the blood that leaps- forth in the ecstacy of
J triumph, ebbiug back in sick convufsio-a
! upon the disappointed heaut."
j The same article let out the fact that th
English and French journals havo bee
paid for their eulogies on the South. Th
j writer says:
"When wc grow happy on paper over
! half a State lost, and a Capital not yet
I saved, let us look through the windows of
! the blockade, and see with European eye
! how we do look. We do not mean to form
; our hopes upon what the paid journals of
I England and France write for pecuniary re-
A Southern Methodist Church.
W. T. Smithson, the banker of Washing
ton City, was sent to Sing Sing prison, and
the large brick Cbnrch on Eighth street.
i belonging to the Southern Methodists, of
; which he was the head, as well as chief sup
I port, was sold to tho Jews t It may seem
j a little ant-Christian to have a congregation
(of circumcised Hebrews worshiping there,
j and denying the divinity of Jesus, bat in our
judgment they will as readily and as effec
tually promote good morals, aa would ' ti
rebel Methodist preacher, praying for thi
8 access of the Confederacy, and pointing
his hearers to Jeff Davis aa a marvelous!
propo man to forgive flina I '
Brig. Gen. Burbridgo,' of Kentucky haa
been nominated, and confirmed aa Major -'