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THURSDAY, SLIT. 3, 1874.
JAMES D. PORTER,
W. P. CALDWELL,
Or WEAKLEY COUNTY.
a won i) ron out pkoplk.
Now that we nrosafelv throuirh the
excitement !' the negro troubles in !
our cminty, we trust that a few words ,
from us will be heeded. We know !
iinr f.f tl- (liwfj lli.nt imiV'lIi'd i
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the negroes to attempt the wholesale
t i. i .i i .i ... r
MJtugmer oi lite unites, ;i me piotu j
!isclosed their intention to do, but we j
do kn iw the causes inijtelling our j
jioople to take the steps they did to i
re tress the rioting on the part of the j
negroes. They were actuated alone
by a desire an 1 resolution to protect
at all hazcrds the lives of those do
jK iidt nt upon them ami the virtue of
llicir wives and daughters. They
thought the proof of the negroes'
j.iiilt ample, being supjiorted as it was
by the coiifes.-ions of the negroes
themselves. Acting ujhui the facts
proved and the confessions of the ne-
grue., and lieing desirous of putting a
sto to ml suefi m the luture,.tliey
took the stejts they did.
Peihas the measures were too;
harsh, and for one, vc arc of the '
i.jjii.ioii lh.;t the matter once having ;
pasxil into t!u; courts, the negroes j
should have been allowed a trial, and
if guilty, punished under thc law.
Knowing nothing of thc intense ex
titement, the fever heat, raging
through the country at ibis lime,
v.e deem it ill-ad vi-ed and wrong iu
the t tress of tiie State to characterize
our jKvple as a baml of assassins and ; j jJS,ln i
our county ::s turbulent. Gil.n ; The sture of VS. ward Watte, in Do
i..ui!ty is hnv-aiiling, and-. her jxople ' vcr, was entered a few nights ago and
t-ola-r, tjuii l and industrious.
iloiibt if ia auv county in T
would !;avc iKcn tiealt !
sai-sitlv under precisclv the
m:iiio ttate t.f facts
We. doubt wLeth-!
r the itcoi le .u anv other county m
'.rr , tf ;
'IVniiesstf would have stopped where
our p-.-t) le did. We tloli't w ish to bo
understood as endorsing the harsh
Measures rt -sorted to,
Living here in '
the iniilst of the trouble we know the
excitement of the people at the time,
and, while we don't endorse the reck-l.-ss
ae'i;i in taking the negroes out
of jail and shooting them, yet we are
not one if that class that can forget
lite enormity of the offense of the ne
j. rovs because of their unfortunate
t id. We 1 clieve they richly deserved
:m.i witen we lake in consideration i
it it" "i
outrajf? they coiitemj-lated and
the mtldiits-s ot the w: hmcut the
v.fiil 1 have given them if let
:d iiie, the o!!t-nce of those too rtrk
1; -s young iiu ii in shooting thc ne
g -ocs i- t.t h :ei tall::.tel to a great
V 0 abhor lyi.cli laWjliecause wrtng old, weeotud supply the Roman armies
ia ihcorv and worse in practice; but ! 1J(l the v. oral iesi des.
we sav plainly, once fr all, there are j , -M.r Vk K Yh "f Haywood,
r , i has been ni,minatttl to reitreseut that
ihmgs w.trsc than lynch law, and ,UI1jv )yor and Lauderdale as Sena
i!tose things-wtre- at our Very dtxr$J t-ria;iiie Aext legislatnrc. TheCn-
ln-fore we ever had a hint. We also
say. tun" for ail, that we cannot see
lie jH.'icy or the right of denouncing
the whites a:id forgetting the negroes,
v hose offi'iise, for enormity, outweighs
theirs twofold. Norfnn we sec whv
rewards are not offered for those m- !
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g.ocs tct ... laige w..o snot ai u anvil
Mt.l Moore on thc public road near ' ci!iatio:i'i .fW-Gov. Isham G. Harris
Pickett ville : r.orytt for those negroes and Judge domes D. Porter, the nom
v.bo shot the young man while pr-1 ineo bi. a inaiiner etpialiy eiediiajde
liftinir ,is liroiii rtv :i ( o :i:r.h .1 U
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it simply that they did not do what
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they attemj'tid, or that in our haste '
t. diselaim neis of our own nice we 1
v.cibrgtt the enormity of the other? i
;ov. Brown did right to offer rewards
for those outlaws wao kiiletl the
M-ho.'1-teacher at Hai tsville and f .r !
those who killinl the negroes at Trcn-
ton but doelnoi fnciimwnwmn.
,it - l. II Jl t lliuiinipe IlrjjlWt
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dejireciitc violence, aud no pun-
i-hmeiit is too severe for the periH-trn-!
tor of thc vile nittrder nnnn tb '.
sen of the negro, Henry Carnes, two
1 i" .
miles east of here, hut Wednesday
night. It was utprovoked, dastardly
and cowardly. For such as they we
have no words Dhj strong in denounc
ing their crimes; but while this is so,
wc regret the whali5:J5 denunciation
of our peoplo by the pre of the
ptate, and thiak tlwy do harm instead
pf good by their course. First, they
ioul l put theiaxlvo? in our ptice !
' v,"Snriwiioii.. met Judrre Porter
and then they can jud-e us pnpcrly.
I What would JXasbville or Memphis
! have done under like cirumtances?
We dout4f they would Lave acted
The Xorristown (Ta.) Herald ears
that Gen. W. S. Hancock spent seve
ral day last week in visitinpr hi
friends in Norristown and viciuity,
and that, while in conversation with
some of our citizen;", heintiniated that
he was an aspirant for the highest po
litical honors, and that his name would
be offered as a candidate for the Presi
dency in the next campaign. He
stated that there would be a numler
of candidates brought forward, but
there were certain considerations
which he thought entitled him to par
General Emory, commanding the
Louisiana departments, has no. confi
dence in Jus new reginieut in a con
test ltetwccn the whites and blacks.
His soli liers will certainly . affiliate
witli rfire .whites if detached in squads
throughout -the State. .Hie negro's
only safety, if he Itccomes aggressive,
is in f he-tardy law administered by
I'niteiT States Judgts, and they follow-
! ing the lead of their Chiefs Judge Wil
j liains, set-iu to become impatient of
j the assumptions of the colored people.
I The rturlliii intelligence reaches us
tliaWii' tiie 2'.h ult. eight hundred
armel negroes threatened the exter
i initiation of the whites nf Red River
i rari.-h, La. Five white office holders
and some t f the leading negroes were
arrested and started to Shrcveport,
but were intercepted and killed bv a
btxlv of fex'ins.
Gen. Geo. G. Dibbrell, of White,
has been nominated as the Democratic
candidate fr Congress in the third
j district, lie is able and deserving,
i and no doubt will be elected.
Mr Thomas J. Mailin has been
elected President of the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad Company, to
fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death of Mr New comb.
The Beecher trial has clo.-ed at last,
tiie committee reporting
H. W. inno
c(,nt .f aj tiic 0l:,r,
will take it in hand next.
Maj. R. B. Hurt was nominated for
Floater for the counties of Madison
ail( Hardeman last Tuesday,
tex x i:ksi:e xem .
Horse-thieves are rampant in Dyer
The Dycrsburg Progress reports a
good deal of sickness in and around
t l:ir"-A toiinlipr rTiii'rrniit rrntn
Lawrenee county pass-d through
-Iit'l.-4..K1 till Htlf. lI'lV 'l till V M-'rt til
rooitcd ot about tilteen tiollars in
rrr- , -i , c
,.- l,,,.,.',,. tl...t tl.t.v ... ;, o
cents gross iter round" f"r Iteef cattle.
i i '
ine .-neiovvii.e. . ommeretai states
that Bedford is the only county in the
Fifth Congressional I)i-triet that will
hold her fair this fall.
A inimlter citizens of Madison have
organized a hatal!in of two companies
I ot rtite ( mart Is. ten. Alex. Y .
I Cani)lK-lI was elected Major.
Thc Huntingdon Republican learns
that the beech ma.-t, which is some
times a matter of importance to hog
1 raisers, is almost a failure ia Carroll
! The Murfivoshoro News learns that
' while lig; ing a well upon the farm of
; Mr Ben.' T. Wade, iu Rutherford
county, th; workmen came across a
i krgand a small bar of iron twenty-six
feet from the surface of the ground.
The Winchester Home Journal
' says: Wc learn that some of the farm
. crs are purchasing all the hogs they
' can buy from adjoining counties and
'other pLtcs. Hie reason is that we
j here iu Franklin have made corn this
: year in jilenty in fact, if Franklin
i county was t i,lv as large lis Egypt of
veiitioii.. which met at Rinlev, Aug.
"1 wrtHlarfolvfitti inlwl -iixl tl.Mnon.L
nation,' w:ts 'unanimous. Sune vears
ago Mr Rngland rtjH-ostailcd Favette !
county in the General Assembly and I
his" record is that of a hardworking and !
One of the most i 'b asing episodes
of the Gubernatorial Convention was
,,, lmllu.,i;f,,f ,,i r,.n
.-.fe v ...v.,., w.. ,.,r-
iv iAiiwii.- iiui-iunivikltilKlUI-. laid 4. lil't
wvn on iHciitllv terms for a vear or
more, during which time they had re- j
framed front all ersonal intercourse. !
WllC!l 'Ui V'rtcr was nomiuatwl, 1
tlie cnairman or tlie convention, lion.
. Henry, appointed Gov. Har-
ris cue of the committee to escort the '
nominee to the Speaker's stand. Gov.
Hiitris. with that generosity of sjurit
i,n1 a'wifpation ot self wliieli has ever i
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.i.-ii.,i.u..-iun jus iiriniiii i Uil IlUUiltJ
,i,..,rr,f ,i,,, ),.-.,,;,..,, i ii.- v
and grased hL hand in the mast cor- i
au' nianucr, warmly congratulating
,'lIU on nomination. Judge i'or
ter rcspondetl to those nobb advances
in a like spirit of cordiality and good
feeling, and both gcntlemeu were vis
ibly affected. Gov. Harris afterward
mounted tlie Speaker's stand and be
stowed a warm eulogy on his former
eiicjiiy, but now fast friend. Who
will Jare say that peace and harmony
do not dwei) iu the Democratic camp
after such a notable instance to the
contrary as this? This is no sensa
tional item, based upon rumor we
heard the fiarticulars from Gov. Har
ris' own liptlIaucttcville Express.
WE WEST HATE PEACE.
Oct. Erawa t tltf Civil Officer and
People f TfaafttM.
PnOCLAMAnON T.Y THE GOYTEXOR.
To the Judicial. Ministerial and all Peace 01
n, and to the Peoi'le of Ieune!-e :
Exkcitive Okh' K, Nashviixe,
Tens , Aug. 19, 1874. The means
at the command of the Chief Execu
tive of the State are wholly inade
quate to the enforcement of the law,
without the hearty co-oeratioii of 11
civil officers, supported by a healthy
public sentiment. Appeals- are daily
made to this office for military assist
ance, or lor authority to organize com
panies. The recent atrocities in the
State have engendered a feverish and
unnatural excitement in the public
mind to such an extent that the law
ful remedies for existing and appre
hended evils are overlooked, in a mor
bid anxiety to have military protec
tion. Tennessee has no militarj ower.
The militia can he called out by the
General Assembly alone, ami then
only in case of re!elliou or invasion.
If past experience may be regarded as
a just criterion, the militia, if called
into service, would tend rather to
aggravate than to alleviate existing
Tf we would preserve our State cov
eminent and the liberties of our jteo-
pic, we must cease to look to military
jKtwer to enforce the law and punish
crime. The rivil law' affords ample
protection- to.'.so'iety; if .sheriffs, con
stables, judicial and ministerial officers
w ill do their duly. . They are elected
by the people, .and will do their duty,
it public sentiment will demand it.
The leading men in every community
create and control public sentiment.
The civil officers of each county
have ample authority, under the law,
both to prevent and punish crime.
By Section 40'1:J of the Code of Ten
nessee, "TheSheriff'is the iiniicIjHtlcou
scrnttor of the jtcace in his county and
it is his duty to suppress all affrays,
riots, routs, unlawful assemblies, insur
rections or other breaches of the teaec,
to do which, he mmj tummon to tiV f
fig iiiantj f the utiilf inhibit'tut of ihe
county n. lip tliiiilx nryy."
By Section 4!,o k "The judicial and
ministerial officers of justice in the
State, and the Mayor, Aldermen, Mar
shals, ami police of cities and towns,
are .o coifcritttor of the peace, and
required to aid in the prevention and
upprcssionsof public ollenses, and ior
this puritose, inaii act with all the imirtr
of the Shri-iff,"
By section 4!)o0 "It is the duty of
all peace officers who know, or have
reasons to suspect, any persons of be-
ing armed, w ith the intention of com -
iiiittiiK' n viot or ;ifrV:v or of ;is:iiilr -
ing, wounding or kiliing another per -
soil, or t.f otherwise breaking thc peace
to arrest such persons forthwith, and
take him bcioro some Justice of the
And by another section, the justice
is required to bintl him in a bond, with
good security, lo keep the peace or
commit him to j.til. The substance
of which is, that all judges, justices of
of the peace, sheri.Ts, constables, may
ors, aldermen, marshals, Mid jtolice
officers, of cities and towns, are con
servators of the jtcace, ( the sheriff be
ing the chief conservat r) and they
are bound to prevent any violations of
law, to preserve the peace, and to ar
rest offenders rgainst the law and it
is iheir duty, if not able to do so with
out assistance, to summon as many of
the male inhabitants of the county
(without regard to age or occupation
as they thii.k proper.
Officers or citizens who fail or re
fuse to perform their respective duties
areguiltyof misdemeanors. Ifthesher-;
iff cannot obtain force enough in his stitutional standard of administering
county, to meet the demands of the j justice "without sale, denial or de
law, it is the duty of the Governor, on iay."
the application of thesherilf, to send I We would lie unjust to our State
the necessary force from another coun-1 and people if we closed this artiele
tv. With such ample authority, I without a reference to tiie new fashion
coupled with the ixiwor to enforce it, in late years of appealing all sorts? t.f
the civil officers are without excuse if:
the law is not executed in their coun-
ties. They are resjxin.-ible for riots
ami jail-breaking, and puhliesentiniont
.slioulddemandand re.ji;ireof them vig-
dance and fidelity in tne execution ot !
their high trusts; and public opinion
should boldly sustain them in their ef
forts to protect society, ami uphold the
If from ignorance, cowardice, or
want of fidelity, a public officer fails
of doing his duly, let the people,
whose servant he is, turn him out of
office, through the means pointed out
by the law, and disgrace him. If the
people of the county, will not sustain
or aid the ofliei.t!.- iu their proper ex
ercise of their authority, let the offi
cers apply to the Governor, and he
will, r-.'.''t.t.f ((''. send them force
enough to cxer-ute the law.
liet me say to the people of Tennes
see, come to the rescue of the fair
, . i i
name you nave i.e;-e:.'.iore. so no!ii j
won for your State. You are now
heralded to tiie world as jail-breakers
and mudercrs. rioters ana law break-
crs. V.'iih a few bloody and horrible
exceptions you do not deserve it. But
those exceptions are taken by the
world, as tlierule. end the effect uoii
your reputation, u not counteracted,
"will prove as disastrous as if the con
demnation were deserved. Let every
community speak out in just terms of
indignation against these outrages,
and'ercate a spirit that will fortify
and su.-tnin your public officials in suj
pressing riots, and iu preventing the
commission of crime. Declare that
every man, wlnie ana oiacK, snaii le-
ccive an cr.ual measure of protection
from the law's strong arm, aud that
rverv oL-eiidt t shall be brought to
sree(iv itinisiuiiei.u -ui
and courageously iipm such resolves, :
ami votir State will once more be an
cxamnle of peace and order. our
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homes will be secure tiom violence.
lour wives ana tnimren ct-.u ;
,,.,.;,,. Tl.o.-r. v. i'.l fx-ist.no longer !
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cvi - iuoi. ..... c... .
animosities oi races. iour m :
wlmi ili.iv nitnlit tn lie. hous-
es of custody and protection. Hie
law will be respected amlootyeri, aua
your State will regain w hat she has
temporarily lost by the acts of a few
wicked ai'd reckless men. A few
men in every community have the
rnver to control the evil-doers, and
implore you by your love for your
State, and as you value life and liber
ty, and the material prosjicrity of the
country, loe no time in meeting the
resjtonsihle. duties you owe to your
selves, vour families and your country.
This will save you from military ride,
and worse, even, than that, from an
archy, and probably nothing else with
And in the discharge of my duty to
en force the law, I do warn all perons
w lute and colored, "who have unlaw
fully banded together under the pre
text of defense, or otherwise, immedi
ately to disband; and I do warn all
persons against any such organization.
And I do most earnestly enjoin upon
all civil officers, and especially in those
localities where there have" recently
been bloodshed and disturbances, that
they compel the disbandment of all
unlawful organizations, and that they
use the utmost vigilance in bringing
the guilty parties to punishment,"CHn
that they resort to erery lawful rem
edy to prevent future violation of the
law, to the end that the majesty of the
law may be maintained and society
Done a: the Capitol of Tennessee
this 29th of August, 1874.
l. 8. Jxo. C. Brows,
From the. Union and American.
THE KOO.tlEKASU OF THE LAW.
Our Bill of Rights declares that
jo.-tiee shall Ixi administered "without
delay." The fourth resolution of the
platform on which the Democracy
has entered this campaign demand's
"all necessary reforms in the law so
as to make its execution speedy" as
well as just and certain. When
the Viceroy of India was assassinated.
a few years ago, the "murderer was
caught, tried and executed- witbin
twentv-fbur hours.. ,Sich is Briti-U
law, which we are supposed to tVilfow.
Such an example strikes terror info
the hearts of evil dt)ers." But when
the trial of a w ife-murderer or other
atrocious criminal lingers tin for "years
without result, thtj salutary effects of
tardy puuishnient,"if it comes at all,
are frittered away ami lost on society.
Men say it is no longer a question of
justice, but of legal casuistry. Res
pect for the courts is undermined.
The outraged victims of wrong are i
tempted to take the law into their ow n
hands. It is not too much tosav that
half the savagerv which mars the civ-
ili'iti.ui nt' tiii.iv nunUj IV.iiii t lu
suner-civilizitioii 'of our law svstem.
supei-c.v.nuioi, ot our law system,
wh.eh gms on splitting hairs orever
m utter disregard of the plain dictate
ot natural justice. Intel unliable tie-! late tlroutli, out was still promising,
lays outrage the sense of right divine-; and has doubtless received a fresh
lv in'iplankd in every human heait. j start from the late rains.
Murderers are allowed to drift into I Atlanta Herald, 25th ult: Mr
martyrs. We first endure, then pity, j Smith Solomon, a prominent candi
then embrace. When vengeance j date f r Aldermen, has just returned
conies at last, it ltKiks too cold-blood-: from a trip through that county, lie
nd gives our instincts a second
There is no active cause so promo-
j five of the increased crime as the un -
j certainty of punishment and thc
i chances of delay. The same caase
' exasperates good citizens into the law-
I loss !n!!ictt:.ii of ni'tililimriitt s.iion.
1 times deserved, and sometimes not.
To suppress crime, and abolish the
court, of .In. w I.voc i int cn s
be admiiiisUa-ed without -needless de -
lav, as our Constitution demands, h
must be eonf'o.-sod that amid war. lad -
Ir-nl rtd mill fitiMiwi-il ti-!ii: we Icivo
.l.-;ft..-l , 4V..... tl.;. i.M .'.,,.l,,..,rl-
tiitn'i nil in'iit nil.- jt'.iritii.ti i,
The Democracy challenges attention
to it ntul iir.rr.i tlin irvt I .nrrivlnf nr..
to ...nl-o t1,!T r.v.-c.,fi,,n of !.
more fixerly mid certain, as well as
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just and cheap, so that thc poorest
mot- .It- .-r.,1.- Tl,t. ;.,M., t
ai.it.., ivjv i ui.- iiiimn i-
ant and imperative reform should not
be lost sight ol. It affords the fufest
means for overawing w rong doers "and
at the same time preventing resort to
molt violence. e cannot evade the
responsibility for the work. Our
courts are our own, they are w hat we
make them. Legislative enactments
will go for little, unless supported by
a strong public sentiment. Lynch
law must lie suppressed, and our sys
tern must be brought up to the con
eases to the Federal courts, especially
where a negro is interested. In some
instances this is encouraged by ('on-:
gressional enactments, while iirothers
it is the resort of lawyers with desjter-
ate suits. In either case it retards ins-
tice, multiplying the lav, s delays and ' sections ot the Mate. 1 he corrcs
ehancos. It is an invidious di-ci imina-; pondonee of the warehouse men gen
tion in favor of orivilcL'ed claeses mo-! cruliv say that the indications now
nopolies, negroes and huge corpora
tions. It should be discountenanced
in every proper way. Meanwhile we
must apply the remedy, so far as possi
ble, within the sphere, of the State. ,
The To Ii olioe: .
The Mobile Register says: "When
Daniel Webster died, after the -ungrateful
ILadieal idiots of Boston had
retusr-d to allow .Lim tositeak in tan
euii Hall, and had invited, bv
insult to the mighty patriot, an igno-
rant negro barber to address thc peo-:
pie iu his pla'-c, who indulged in" abuse f
of (Wge Waslwugton, the VwJgar ;
knaves and conspirators who have j
since covered the country with blood 1
and disgrace were just "beginning to i
take the traitorous stetts for the inaiiL'- i
urntion of the great Free jvegro War
. ... . ...
Looking to their machinations and de
testable purposes, Mr AVcbster s.iiJ:
"If these infernal fanatics ajitl ;hv1i,
tionists ever get the jtowcr in their
hands they will override the Constitu
tion, set the Supreme Court at t!t fi
ance, change and make laws to suit
themselves, lav violent hau ls on those
who differ w i ji them in opinion and ;
dare question their infallibility, and j
finally bankrupt the country and de-
luge It in blood." ;
John C. Calhoun, of South Caroli- j
na, seeing the consequences to follow !
even beyond the immediate results of j
the inevitable ctvd war then being cn-,
through the agency of the General (lor-
ernuicnt shall have been accomplished,
"11 I 1 1
w?r(y s-uunige win oeiorcea um tlie
nnimtn- Our former el-ivr-s til Iw,
.. ... ... .w. . . ... , .... ,,,,, -v
comroiiei its a unit agamsi tne wmte
c.iile of the South, and under intol- j
era! Io oppressions and misgovern-1
ment the white people may lie com-!
pelletl in indignation and despair to
abandon their country in order to es
cajie oppression ami misgovemnient,
leaving it to desolation and ruin."
Under the head "Lost," the Bates
ville (Ark:) llepubliatn saya "A
young woman named Martha "Ann
Morgan left Rising . Fan n, Georgia,
last April, intending to come, by way
of Chattanooga and Mcmphi, to her
slter, Mrs Ross, at this place, and has
not been heard from since, . though
several letters of inquiry have been
addressed to parties on the route.V-
' UESERAL XEWM.
The Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Con-
vention adopted the name of "Peo-
Tlie tenth volume of George Ban-
croft's Historrof the Unite? States
will he published in September.
' Pittsburg iron mongers have ad -
vauced all etudes of bar and steel
Dlate iron SG ier ton. The iconic
must grin and bear it.
. . . .
Russia has again informed Germa
ny that she sees no cause to modify
her attitude on the Spanish question.
n, tw;7; ,1 r..,,!! ,s Unr.
lin declares that the friendship and th,e ensulnS 1011 h' roI,ls
good understanding of the three Em-' f.round J.0" wlU find thftt ie IitTu1b
Serors are tmimpaircd. ,!can not a ,n
Communications in the London utTh thc eccption of Mississip
Times charge that travelers trvin- to 1 1. .L?ul:)n"'1 "l1 Caroliuo and
return to England from Asia 'bv way rMY Florida. The elections will
of the Pacific and this continent are j imllcate r1,"10? a rcl,1"tlon ns C0,J1"
sw indled. as through tickets bought in I Vred Wlth t,f two J'eiirs a?
Japan, Australia and China are found S 1 dor wIltc ,tllCse comments and
good onl v as far as San Francisco. prediction for the purpose of hurting
It is stated in a Paris tele-ram to a ?"-v I'' r helping any party, but
Ixtndon newspaper, in reference U because I Relieve them to be true, and
Bazaine's escajtf, that his nephew, ! f, conceive that the readers of the
knowing his uncle possess! nothing ! Commercial want the truth above all
but a house in Paris, which was lately ; tl,II.,Ss f!.ie Jpublican party has
sohl, has generously placed his own "Stained t 111 T"? b-V nursin.S
fortune of a million francs at his dN-! the negro question; the danger now is
,j ! that they will nurse it a little too
1 . ! itiiinlt T,wk tIii ii'liifa n11iA-a in ri i
runt's i it; uiLt'iiii iriviiixr vm u iih'im-
ber an anm.al stiitembof f 0,000, and !
a .sum of Sr,000 for traveliuV ex-!
liens -s '
'ri'i .i . :.i t :., : .
1 he latest, thing m legerdemain is
i.i , , ; t. i u .. . .i
"the magic roie trick, winch was:
sueccs.ful!y performed at Rivcrhead, !
lAmg Island, the other night. It con-1
sisted in leaving the audience gaping 1
at each other in the hall while 'the
i-i j ,. ,., ,,,
il.. j . i.
I'll Hit l." .'lIU UUUil 41 I" 'V 4 1 win II iv.
Lek w io.low. and left tow n.
Galveston -News, 2'5d: Brazoria
count v will make full crojx this year,
The corn crop is made, and has vi, Id -
i ed from forty to six tv bushels per
I neii Cotton lias suffered no iniurv
from the want of rain, and gives eve-
no.u tt.e want ot ran an,, ges ext-
: ry assurance of a full crop Sugar -
cane was somewhat checked by the
; reports the crops through that section'
in a most nourishing condition. Kaius
I have been plentiful and the corn c:on
' esjioeially is very fine. He says Sam
Cirter, who is the prince of f: nm-is
j in North Georgia, w ill make a ltetter
crop than lie has since the war.
'Ihe Jolim;:! de Alarseilles e:ills it
' 'T Allaire Beeehor, Stilton et 'ietta ia
! Yolhull." lJcechor, Stiitcn et Victo -
: ria ot hull are t escribed as c fr.'V-
; men of the Anglican denomination,
' and a wonderful account is given of
: their adventures. It would seem that
; these three person.
If.d -otitelo'V or
lltltl .'.(lilt litlil
othi.r ln-eo l.vl nvtrfiv liv X:ul:itni
liceches-tow, who is stated, on good
authftritv. to b! "ihe motl'.er of Un
! cle Teiu"."
! n xt i t
i ite uimmoiissis, i-.a., -Jounmi or me
.... - .... . . .
-h-t says: There has been
lirovertient in thr went ur tlii ww-L-
! Last Monday evening we hail a eoni-
shower "of raiii, but not enough
! f thoroughly wet the ground. Cat-
crpillars have appeared in some fields,
and some have killed them off with
Paris green. The prospects are that
they will not do much harm ibis sea
son. Wc need more rain for potatoes,
rice and all late crops."
A Crawfordville (Ga.) correspond
ent of the Atlanta Herald says: Mr
Stephens' health has greatly improved
in the last two weeks. He is better
now than at any time since his severe
attack in Washington hist winter.
He, however, says there is no telling
how soon he may again be reduced to
that feebleness which he has suffered
from so many years past. He has no
confidence in the pei inanencv of hi.-
i bite marked improvement in his phys-
I Macon, Ga., Telegraph, L'&l ult.:
Bail reports t.f the growing cotton
crop continue to come m troni many
are that thc crop will fall far short of
what was expected two or three weeks
ago. The intensely hot and dry
weather has caused a great shedding
of bloom and young liolls. Sme es
timate the fal. ing off at at least one
third, others at one-fourth. We think
there is a pretty good foundation for
these reports, though wc long ago
learned to regard with a good deal of
skeptici.-in what a firmer has to say
his own crop. YA e have rarely
one who thought li is crop was as
Pv" " ought to tie.
Brigham Young has made answer
t Ann Eliza's application for divorce,
H denies that he ami AnnJ'diza at
"" time intermarried, or that she has
-'vcr been his wife. He says that Ann
Eliza is the lawful wife of James L.
Dee, to whom she was married in
1 .; and also that she and he (Brig- j
htuii") briii" memlK.'in i.f the Church
of the letter Day Saints, believing it I
i rightful for members to enter into j
celestial marriages, were so married j
in 18G.S; but that he then informed j
her that she could wit expect his stteic- j
ty or personal attention as an ordinary
wife. He obiccts to paving S20,b0
to her attorney and SI, 000 cr month
to her. He says that all his property
does not exceed in value the sum of
6000,000, awl that his income does
not exceetl 60,000 per month, and that
ie has a large family, now consisting
oi sixty-three persons, ail ot whom arc
dependent on him for supjwtrt.
From a recent report on "Yellow
Fever," we learn that this disease has
never 'appeared in any climate at the
height of t went y-fivehund red feet. In
the inland of Dominica a hill-top not
more than fifteen humlretl feet high is
always healthy, even when the fever
is epidemic at its base. Iu San Do-
mingo similar observations have been
made. The highest elevation at which
yellow fever has occurred iu the United
iStates is four hundred awl sixty feet,
in Arkansas; and the medical men of
thatcountry now hold that the stratum
of air infected by the poison Is heavier
than pure air and therefore sinks, aud
they recommend that, in nnheaJchy
districts, houses and hospitals should
be built on tall piles, m aa to be aboj?e.
the fever stratum. But where hilU
are near, tho beet remedy will be to
carry patiente op to a height of five
hundred feet " - -;.-- " -
, RedfieWt "Sotea of a Southern Tour." in
j J" "T'-n i
When the Civil Rights bill was be-
fore the4 Seat in ,ctte fro Ten
I n,es?Sf to. e Commercial, I warned
e IfcePubl,can P8? hat would be
! he consequence if this - issue - was
! -v.Di" .f i.epuDiican party
in the South," for that is what it has
done. The August rumblings in Ten
nessee and North Carolina were but
I wini .compareti io ine tnunaer irora
the South you will hear in November
faint .compared to the thunder from
I11UV.U 411114 IWt 1.1114 II llllt, (illlt.i? Ill
. - , , it
tl"S mU .large Iv rom the ex-rebel
clcrac?.t- JJ1? J'S9
f t'WS their way toward the Ke-
publican organization. But the Civil
,. ,,., , ,, . ,M v t
Rights Bill changed all this like light-
. . . . .... f,
JJ 13 n0 a11 1 othcr
W 1 f 7 h"es a,rf. becoming race
ll,e?' ?dt tlie publicans there arc
'k ten years. All the meagre
ot the Republican majority in ton-
, - , . m i
rcss Tnt together has not hurt the
t.A KJ 1I&V t..lA7.
i " "
! T,,e stupidity f "V" 0l'" ,,,n,-
i .-.," ,
i. foiii)i( or rNiiii iterii ieittieitieit. i
j editors of rival journals, in the Parish
4 -- c .
. -t. Jame J .a , go o , a ncrce
' ft word- nt le u tea a an
otronl- IN- I. .1nhnam
of tl nnrtJes , Helm, the
other partv. Helm took the castiga
tion, got the voit of it, refused to
challenge Johnson, but kept on m
tl, lo 1,; vor n,.il,nm-
"'niiuiio "1 -vi ......
tizing his opjKtnent. A triend ot.
Helms, OllC JilChaid, tllCll Otlereti to
fi.rlit Tnhnsnn Knt E.n.nlinv Ti.li n, ,ti
Dgllt JOtinsoil, DUt SOIllCllOW dOllll?on
tlid not Come to the scratch, and this
.w w .
friend of Helm's gave out that John- j
son was a coward. At this stage one
Gray apjteared, saying both Richard
and Johnson were cowards, so Richard
ami Gray, who were not in the dispute
: originally, but chose to mix up in it
! tVom motives of bravado, concluded
"t settle up tiie tiny q.utirt;i in uoiiu-
j son and Helm. At thc third fire!
I these two foolish fellows fell dead, i
tuus ended one ot the most stupid
I tragedies that thC duelists CtKte ever!
? . . . . . i
1 lie WOlId might Have nail)
some little resjicct for. the memories
ot the originals m tins affair had thev
' knight and fallen. As it is, both are
it wl -.niMlilMrt. nn1 o
i !'. l
, I . , .1 ... .1 t. t 1 1 .. ......
u;tuiticvi, out ihiuiij iiino-
Cent Victims OI tlie oliarrcl, IlOW 111
f r .
j their graves, give Johnson and Helm
j a unenviable record, which will
mark them as long as thev live. Ar.
A'A'IF J 1 I 'Ell TISEMEXTS.
FOR RENT !
HUE BUPIXKSS HOt'SE VXDEU TIIE
KxctiANtiit Oilice. formerly occupied by
Imird .V Situs n tor rent. Apily to
ttep3-liuj A. JORDAN. ,
Proclamation by the Governor.
John C. Brows, Governorof the State
of Tennessee To all who shall see
these presents, greeting:
-WTHEREAS. INFORMATION HAS
V V reached rue that a body of armod men,
whose n unit's are un know u. forcibly entered the
jail of (iibson county at an early hour on the
mornintr of August 2i. 1X74, and forcibly and
unlawfully took from thence sixteen prisoners
committed under due procesn of law. and there
awaitinirtrinl.and foully and brutally murdered
four of thein, mortally wounded two and re
moved the other ten. of whom nothing has ?ince
boon heard, and said jail broakera arc still at
Now, therefore, I.John C. Brown, Governor,
as aforesaid, hy Tirttte of the power and au
thority in me vested, do hereby offer a reward
of five hundred dollars (s-'mt'i for the detection
and apprehension of any one and each of said
parties, .the reward to be paid upon final con
viction." In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set my hand, and have caused the tireat
l. s. Seal of tho State to be affixed, at Nash
ville, on the 'Jtith dav of August, 174.
JOHN C. IJKOWN, Ooveruor.
By the Uovcrnor :
('HAS. N. til BBS, Secretary of Stato.
Gibson county papers copy four times.
A EI.EGANTLV-FINISHEt TIALL
XX on the second floor of E. A. Collins'i
new brick buil.linn on Main street 20x60 feet,
or as much ns renter may desire.
Apply to L. W. DESTIOXti,
au7-tf Milan, Tenn.
M. L. BAIRD,
WEST SIDE MAIN STREET,
Barter taken in exchange for anything in the
TERMS STRICTLY CASH.
Mr. & Mrs. Hallstrom,
A T THEIR OLD KTANI, THE "BED
STORE." keep a !arg a--orluienl of
LADIES' & MISSES' HATS,
V -'-. , LADIES' DRESS G OODS,
- LADIES' SHOES, and
IJVDIES GOODS OF ALL KINDS
Too nwrnarous to mention,
Oo and look fnr
HAVING MOVED INTO THE
Commodious Fire-Proof Brick Building
Formerly occupied by E. A. Collins, and having negotiated for his very
extensive stock on very favorable terms, we feel warranted in saving that
for cash we can offer the trade such inducements as cannot fail to
GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
We shall keep the stock in all departments up
Full to Overflowing of Desirable Goods
and only ask an examination by those who wLdi to buy for cash to guarantee
a sale. Our arrangements having been made with sjtoeial reference to a
reduction of expenses, we feel conlideut that w e can make
Prices Suitable to the Hard Times.
Having closed out my stock tStntiptfc Mills, I feel warranted in recom
mending them to my old .-friend and patmus as honest, reliable and attentive
I shall keep my office in their store, where I shall always be pleased to see
mv friends, either on business or in a social capacity.
"aug27 " E. A. COLLINS.
MILAN WOOD WORKS,
Havin') .rrsT rrr ip. in connection with our mill, an entire xkw
fvI of n.min Mill M.tcliiuury, e arv now prerfd to turubli lumber of every ilc.Hi-rip-tion,
in the rough or dri-.--t-l.
! ep a TTVf :
TURNED NEWEL I'OSTS AND BALUSTERS,
FLOORING, WELL CUP.BING. MOI
LATIIS, BY THE THOUSAND OR CAR LOAIi,
j WEATIIERBOARI)IXO. BONING. SCROLL
PALING, ROIGH OR DREP
j Flow Beams, Sawed Felloes, VagdTi Hounds, Bolsters and Tongues.
Hnrinr a tone experience in the wjecr. and iinuli inrltl !iytincs-i. we are ali-ficil we enn fill a
I w"'! 1 L""H .M.x .'' wK"n and plow uiaii it .faetitrersi
. rtPa, valuaiiU'time anil tinjot-r. itiirlai-ilitits
deal of vnlu:illttime Anil tirufKT. Our iHcilitits
bv an v place in West Tonnes sec. To pnrtie harins timber for Jalo on the lines of Ihe Mi'Oi.-.iimii
'.....! i t u: i I i i . - n i. i.. . . . '
t viruiiiii nil' .ii"iii i'up niii uuui; m i- iiiiir'mii",
h..tet four f.-t lonir. Ml Asnn Inr lU-Ua Jut-uC Mtrt Iron KMiinjc, Ihe
: tlvnpft Hurt most lurabl roof uiatlr.
tr further partk-ulara, address l'HILP. '.DE Jk '0..
' iuneJVfiin Proprietor- Ii!n Wood Workn. -Milnn. Tenn.
MRS. E. A. DUFFY
rri. VICES rl.EAsTIiK IN AXNOTNTTXl. I
1 to llic l.i'ltrx of .Milan and Mirrnnmiinsr
country that fhe has jtut reci-ivtd an rli-niit
stoi-k of tho lat.--t etylf! of Millini'ry lioo.L-, !
which 'he will si ll ut the lowest casb prire.
Dr. W. W. Yandell
MTF.IiS ITIS ritOKESStOXAI. PERV- '
V hcrittwnsot Alilanaml arrour.H- !
inu nnn nt- iti 4 I VflflolU hrillli hi
Vmiee over Jonlun'a Uruic More. Keii.lnp.-e
j " w ttrwt- mari-m ;
M. IiruNs, J..lit. M. r.i K.vs
James I!t rns.
I . - w- j-a
; i i i v w A I 1 1 1
i v j m. k i . - x v i
Blioe ljjiitiiiKK, Iivalliei,
Spokes, Felloe!, Hubs, Axles, Springs
Ac, itc, Ac.
Nop. C AM 7 I'fBLIC SilARE. Sol'TH Pllir,
UKiro-Om. NASHVILLE. TEXX.
FIRST r'OOR AI.0VE E. A. COLLIXs".
TSX IXJ-A.3NX, TEN"IC,
Gkneral, Sr.vrLE A Fancy
A specialty made of npplyin the country
trade, and take in exchange for roods all eoun
trv nroductj. altowina the hichest price for
every species of coun try barter.
llfivlnv konrht entirely for Cash, will sell the
same way. and at the shortest profit admissible.
SlicitinK a call from the public, he will k
pleased at any time to price goods.
L0U1SV1LLE.& GT. SOUTHERN
This i? the Great Direct and TbronKh Line, ami
the only All rail llouta from all points in
Texas, Abkjnsas. Lniisusa. Missrssirri.
Aixbxxx asn TtNNBSsig
North and East.
Pullman Palace Cars
It un vi this Line both way, as follows :
I.ouiille ( New Orleans lineal
Nali t ill tn Memphis) without rhakje
Kt. I.unio ta .Menihl without rbaae.
Louiotllle to Little Utwlk wilboul
No Change of Cars
From MemphU, Montgomery, or Nashville ta
from Lnuisiille our connecting Linea run
i'uliuian i'alace t arn through to La-tern
Cities without chauae. biak
iug a Oriat Through
Continuous All Rail Route East! I
AvoUlinij all Ferries and Transfer.
The greatest of natural eurioieie. ia locatej
on this liue. 1'aFsenrers can atopoverana yit
the Cave, aud resume their journer at pleasure.
Great Indccements to Emxgrantk'
For complete inforntation a to Um. axiav
modationi and eonnectiuua.
mora foi the toointyu." OaaaT Bootbj
Mowthlt KattwaT OoiPB. It eontni orlgi-.!I-Ii.tadin
STONE & MILL'S.
lor t iinl.er in tlir rielit sluine anil ,vinira ureat
t'ur re vi inic and liiiMh:ir timber unurtu-t-il
tor rci i-t iiik itn.l Miiwn: timl.e
-n r n 11 1 in i ;it- mvi rwicr ittr n 1 11 i tit? mr . or
J. A. McClure & Bro's
I rp-v,i Rf:
ituimc ui iuudiu.
STKINWAY, KNABE, DUNHAM
AND HAINES BROS'.
BURDETT ,t PRINCE'S
Sheet Music, Strings&c
"1 therry St., AMI Villi. TEX St.
lti-Ord.TS by mail promidly filled and atis-
HT T 1 -TIT 11
iIPsr1VllP I naTTPnnfiyP
- ' v. a wa xi uuvkuiiu unu
St. Louis Railway.-
TltAIXS It FN TO AXD FROM CilURCn
Street Itrpot, Naaliville:
Leave. IiattanoiKit Train. Arrive.
Srl.'ia.m. (Suuduvs excepted. i :.''0p.in.
3:W p. tn. t Daily.) l:JUa.ui.
1 I.cato. Shi'lbyi ille Train. Arrive.
.'i: iop.iu. (Daily, Sunday excepted.) 9:.4a.ni.
Thin route is 78 miles Shorter to .Vnn
lhh than via Decatur.
The only route with through Sleep
ing cars to Memphis ; more
than 100 miles shorter
to St. Louis than
Time to st. I.ouis. l.''i honr.
Emigrants for Kausas, Arkansas and all parts
of the West will aie money by purchasing
ticket by this route.
Connections at Humboldt for Mobile. New
Orleans. Oalveston aud iutermeiliate points,
and connects at Fnion City fur St. I.ouis and
II points West aud Northwest. The trains
connect at Chattanooga for Rome, Atlanta and
11 principal Southern cities.
a-co iters ior x-ni:iKi.,D e iiy. uauimore,
FkiNJelphia, New i ork and Boston, as well
as all point in Fast Tennessee and Virginia,
- make cuiiiiwtiotu tliruUKb.
This is the Short Routs East,
AnJ thc only direct route to the Soath anJ
l'a-sengera for McMini!!e and Manchester,
W inchester and Alabama or the Jasper Dranch
Railroads, will take the :S a. to. train.
I'orturoiiich tickets and further iuf .rotation,
apply at City Transfer Voice. Maxwell House,
and at L'battamui;a Depot. Church street.
JXO. ft". THOM AS.
W. L. PANLEY. Oen lsup't.
tifii'l I'. A T. Airent. juneli
Greatly Reduced Rates
Duriug the great
National ' Exposition
Comniencing Sept. 2 and ending Oct. 3, '71, the
LOfLSVILLE A CINCINNATI
Will tell Excursion Ticket between LoaisTilla
and Cincinnati at
to the Exposition llall. Persons from the.South
huldiug excursion ticket lo the Louisville t a-
pvsiti,,n can baa the time of their return
itti eatcmleii six Vhti by buying a ticket to tha
Cincinnati Exposition over the
SHOUT LINE RAILROAD,
At th TUket Office in EipoeiUon Hall, at
Aak for Tlrfarli via tta Short Liae.
8. S. PAKKEK.
fiea. Paw, k Ticket A n't.
Gibson County Court.
Seth O. Stewart et ali vs. Newton J. Stewart
N TH Ii C A C5E IT A PPE A R fNO TO TIIE
I fnnrl r,r lk nntilion. wbil'h IS SWOni tO. .
that Sarah C'aaiiey and ;iirabeth lhaneyara
non-residents of the State of Tennessee, ao tliat
the ordinary proi-esa ol law eannnt be served
pon them: It is therefore ordered by the Court
that publication be made fir four consecutive
week in the Excbanza, paper published in
tba town of Milan, Tenn.. notifying the said
partiea to enter their appearance at the next
term of thu Court, to he hollen at the court
Bona in the town of Trenton, Ten nemo, ea
tha L-t .Monday of Octobber. Ia74, to plead,
answer or demur to the petition, or the same
wiU be taken for eoofeeeed and set for hearing