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P. II. HAWKS. Ae-nt
Trrin. on cither rnni. if ne"ary , wail bmlf
n hour I t traiua on the other.
Arrival anl Dopnrlnrf of ttar Mail.
Arrive from the South and Wert at 6:45 p. m.
F om the Last, 11:30 . m. 1" rout the North,
i'A'i a. m.
Depa-1 North and East, 6:4.- p. m. West, 11:30
l. in. South, 0:4" a. m.
J. U. Boy J, Postmaster.
Jon. Williams. Sheriff.
M. C. Holtne. County Curt ClerV.
R. E. Rainef, Chancery Court Clerk.
Wm. Moore. Circuit Court Clerk.
W. M. Ilalford. Coroner.
I. . McEaun. Trustee.
7. 1). Aiicn, Tax Collector.
I. A. W. Ilcs, County Surveyor.
A. S. Currcy. Suix-rititeudent I'u'ulic Schools.
W. H. Cox, Hi ggler.
A. Jor.ljn, Mayor ami Recorder.
J. L. Williamson. City Attorney.
J. E. McDonald. City Marshal.
Dr. J . C . lloyu, M. E. llaird, V i'.scn William
son. S. F. Rankin, W. J. House. J. II. Dickin
r.i"t'h-; -Chnn-h Hired, J. P. Wearer, Pastor.
V cjohiimcvcry Sunday morning and evening,
l'.'.ivcr incfiiiiR Thursday evening. Sunday
f !io..l ! a. m.
"o .'uodii Xoi ill Main street. R. F. PccMcs,
Tjto.-. Pie.i'diinr every Sunday morning and
Hfnijj. I::-vcr meeting Tuesday evening.
Sunil.iv-s'-hool 0 a. in.
Mtihodisl At Friendship, three miles cast r.f
Vi!.'n. J. V. .lone" pistor. Preaching fourth
Sun '.iy ia enh month, at 11 a. m.
Old N liool Pre-hyteriaii I'r. J. E. Rriuht,
pa-tor. Se vices 1M Sunday in each month.
Cuui'm rl.ind Presbyterian At Friendship, 3
voiles carl of Milan, .1. J. Cray, pastor. Serv
' e third Saturdn.vuuJ Sabbath in each mouth.
I. O. O. F.
t:i.-nEo.Ve.No.l.--.T;iI. Holt, NC. W.
V WiiH.mson, V C. R F Ilann, Secretary.
W II C lcy, Treasurer. LoJfc-u im-vt every
Milan Lo.'.e. No. T.l Mcels Wednesday in a.
tn. cererch full moon. Dr. M. 1. L.Jordan,
M:-r. O. lje ;. Sei'i'Ciiii v.
Eav'i'i.i Chapter No. ."j Mcels Friday nitht
c:n c-r V Turc cjl h full moon. M. D. E. Jordan,
11. P. W. E. 11. iint r, Recorder.
Eavi.iia Council, No. X Meets Friday mailt
on or before eac h iull moon. M. I'. L. Jordan,
T. I. M. S. li. Dale, Recorder.
PATI'.oNS OF HUSBANDRY.
Milan tiranpc No. Vt Meets Friday before the
third Sunday, at Odd Fellows' Hall. S. H.
UltT Ma-li-r. Robert Nesbit. Secretary.
New Hope (I range No. I'.'--Meet- 2d Saturday
in each tiiontli, at Friendship. 15. A. Hurt,
V.i-.cr. ', . S. CmininKliiini, Secretary.
Walnut (J rove (iranre. No. :l Meets Friday
c eiiing before the tdird Sunday in each month.
E. H. (ioodnian, Maier. I. M. I! lines, Sec
relaiy. I. 0. of (J. T.
Friendship I.odjc. No. :l"d Meets at Fricnd
lliin. :i miles ea.-t of .Milan, every 1st and 2il
Srucday. at 7 p. in. ' James Lciseubcrry, W.
C. T. J". E. Atkinsna, .sc'i-i-fai-v.
Lavinia Eodfe. No. . Mecli every 2J and
4ih .-.i.n:d.v. ai 7 p. in. BnnWe Adams, W. C.
T. tliiorgc Friiifcer, Seevtary.
Hone liill Eodite. No. S'l Meets the peeond
and fourth Saturday lights in each month. W.
P. Chil dress. W. C. T. John W. Dunn, Sec
WaKiut 5rove Eodrc. No. . Meets every
Tliur.-d.iy aiglit. W. II. (ooduiau, W. C. T.
r. f. t.
Mi'.an Connil. No. 71 Meet? every Friday
nicht at Odd Fellows' Hall. W. J. House, W.
P. II. E. Dickinsan. Secretary.
YroAi sti)i1v of sugar and molas
ses, !. Haek, Vaxihmk A t'o.
Tilfciw and SnuiTs nt Stone
M 1 EEs'. .
Janios K-ott, Iivinjr two miles
Southeast of Milan, was arreted last
Friday chargetl by some negroes with
kukltixing. taking their guns, etc. On
the trial, although the negroes swore
that they knew Seott and had for five
years, and that he was at their house
at the time of the kukluxing, they
were unable to identify him, and
w hen the counsel of Scott jxjinted out
a man in the crowd, and aked if that
was him they readily answered yes.
Do irs, Sah and ISlinds. cheaper
than ever Ix fore oilere 1 in Milan.
Haek, Vaxhook & Co.
Panics who have purchased Wash
ing Machines from 1 Iale Vanhook S: co. ,
can return them, if not satisfied.
Haee. Yaniukvk A' Co.
Hie ctemplift Atulanelir.
The Weekly Memphis Avalanche is
publishcil every Satanlay. Each iinm
Ikt will contain -S ctdumns of reading
luatler; in lK7-')t!ie Weekly con taineti
but Jit columns. The history of each
week w ill be found complete in the de
tails of the cotton and general trade,
river news, telegraphic dispatches from
sill p u ts of the world; general infurma.
tion in politics, science and religion,
The subscription j.riee to single sul
h'i iiH rs jicr year, 5?"J; to clubs of live
81, io each; tochilisol twenty, cI,o(i j
c.u-h. Tost masters w ill 1h? allowed i
per cent commission on all sul
sciiplivtits. Parties w ishing t xrent houses or buy
projHTtv can get bargains bv callins on
O. II. llalbtn.m.Milanfenu. 1-ly
A nice line of dress goods and cloth
ing at prime cost for 30 days at
A ros .Mark
On the margin of your paper indi
cates that your time is out, or will ex
pire with the next paper. Remember
our rule cash always rx advance.
If not renewed, we take it for granted
vou do not want the paper any longer,
and your name will le dropped from
our list. We intend to publish the
lest pajer in West Tennessee, and
the more sulscrilers we get, the bet
ter we can make the pajcr. Let eve
ry one renew and bring another with
We k'-vp on hand a supply of war
rants 1 executions, which we will
ell at seYOir-y-:; ve cents perh undred.
A number of new pigns are display
ed on Main nnd Front streets.
Our new deputy sheriff U getting
over Lis bashfulneas fast..
We expected to publish the proceed
ings of the teachers' institute, held
here last Friday, but have been unable
to secure them.
If you w ant an extra good quality
of Bourbon Whkky, go to "John's" sa-J
loon. He has some five years old
the best you ever Uted.
As Dr Richardson was riding into
town Friday morning, his horse
stopped very suddenly, laid down and
died within two minutes. Cause un
known. We inadvertently neglected to place
the names of our nominees for Floater
and Representative at our mast head
bust week. They will be found there
in this issue.
A fine shower of rain fell in our
midst Tuesday evening and Wednes
day morning, laying the dust, cooling
the atmosphere and refreshing things
Rev. Banks Burrow preached at
the Methodist church Sablmth morn
ing and evening, instead of Mr Peo
ples, who was in attendance at a camp
meeting in Henry county.
The plank walk recently laid from
the Central House to the depot w ill be
a great convenience to the friends of
this deservedly popular hotel during
the forthcoming muddy weather.
Our old friend, I)r Boyd, has been
quite sick for ten days, but is so far
recovered as to lie able to ride out
when the evenings are pleasant. We
trust he will soon be able to resume
his duties again.
We announce toour readers that Mr
Win. Shepherd has bought a very fine
twk of fall and winter sroods, which
v. ill be ojien for inspection in a day or
two. .Some of his patterns in ladies'
dress goods are unique and beautiful.
Mess. Hale, Vanhook & Co. are
receiving new goods for their fall
trade. This firm is composed of our
cleverest and most substantial business
men, are selling goods cheap, and,
as a natural consequence, a great
many of them.
Jimmic McLaran did the handsome
lettering in the windows of Messrs.
Vtone fe Mills and L. W. - Deshong's
houses. He knows how to mix paint,
and should receive the support of all
who wish anything executed in his
A colored man, having a laudable
desire to see something of the world
outside of the narrow limits of his na
tive count", mounted the north bound
train on the X. O., St. L. & C. road
last sund.ty evening, but being minus
the requisite amount of stamps the
conductor put him off near the Meth-1
One of our young lady friends re
cently wrote a letter to her heart's idol
nnd one to a young lady friend (also
a rival ) the same morning. She mailed
the tine to the lady friend first, and
inclosed the last sheet of her lover's
letter in it Imagine her horror when
she discovered her mistake every
treasured secret revealed.
A "single skull boat" was trans
fered at the crossing one morning last
week. It was 30 feet long, 1 2 inches
wide, and with a full outfit weighed
enly 27 pounds. It would carry a
man weighing two hundred. This
nautical curiosity was made at Pitts
burg and was for the New Orleans
Circuit Court 3n Trenton is still in
session, Judge John T. Carthel presi
ding. The grand jury is still engaged
in ferreting out the parties who killed
the negroes. It is understood now
that at least two of the parties have
turned State's evidence. It is refresh
ing to know that at least one of these
is a Iladieal and a supporter of CI rant
and Dave Nunn.
We understand that a cross-tie was
placed on the track of the N.-O. St
L. & Chicago road, near Arlington,
Ky., one night last Lust week, and on
the following night one of the engin
eers was shot at while passing' the
same point. No punishment would
be too severe for the fiend who would
attempt to wreck a train or fire on an
engineer in the discharge of his duty.
He should be caught and punished.
In his remarks liefore the Teachers'
Institute, bast Friday night, Sup't
Curry said he considered Milan Col
lege the model school of the county,
if not of the State. Milan College
the past ten months had cost So.000,
81,000 of w hich was secured from the
Peabody fund, which it would not
have received had it not been a free
school; 334 pujuls were in attendance;
the same jiumber of pupils at ?30
per session would have cost ? 10,000,
making a clear saving to this district
by the free school system of S6,000.
A young lady living oot a thousand
miles from Milan, received a letter on
Monday of last week, frcm a young
man, in which he declared his love
and begged her to name the happy
lay. Tuesday she received another
letter from him, stating the first had
been written and asked the cause of
her delay in answering. Wednesday
she received another to the same ef
fect, and on Thursday a telegram,
saying "answer immediately." She
had better, take him we tliink, for he
is evidently in earnest and means bus
Remember to-morrow is the 18th
and the sale of tickets for the Chicago
excursion closes then Buy novr.
For the Milan Exehanre.
CLONE OF A SC.HHER JOCK tl
it a. r.
Spring' rcrdant leaf, now fallen, Mre,
I place bcide thi? line :
For eominr yean, a sad iorenir
Of joyi that once wete mine.
Oner mine t AH withered now, and dead,
Like thee, frail autumn leaf;
Yet none must see the tear I hed.
Nor know my bitter grief.
Yes, "once," ah, foolish, trasting heart !
Thy uminer dream i o'er:
Anew life'f conflict thou must jLart,
And think of lure no more.
Through weary yeara of changeless gloom.
No l'aaroe isles I see
Alone, unloved save in the tomb.
There wait no rest for me.
SOTEH FKOI Pit KETrVII.I.K.
September 14th, 1874.
Since your last issue we have had
c msiderable excitement in our coun
try and some strange things have hap
pened. Somehow or other last Wed
nesday night a report was circulated
that the negroes intended making an
other effort that nijjht, and everyone
lieing on the lookout and readv for
them, we were no little surprised by
the appearance, about two o'clock in
the morning, of six Fedeitil soldiers
and Marshals Torbett and Maiind,
with warrants for the arrest of sev
eral of our citizens accused of lieing
kuklux nnd implicated in the shoot
ing of negroes at Trenton. It is
very strange that, after Gov. Brown
had gone to Trenton and organized a
sitecial tenn of our court to ferret out
the perpetrators, the Federal author
ities, liefore a jury could find out any
thing, should take the matter in hand
and arrest some of our best citizens.
We noticed in Saturday's Appeal an
account of the arrest. Why didn't
it go on to give the facts ? Strange
to sav, it has not given anv infornm-
j tion of the mistreating of our people
and the persons they took prisoners.
When they reached Jo Halo's, thy
found Hale, Morris and Punish on the
watch, and say that Jo Hale snapped
a cap at them. Why does not the
same paper state that when halted by
Hale they didnot say a word until
the cap was snapped at them, or that
they hand-cuffed Punish and Morris,
drank up all Mrs Hale's milk, ate all
the butter and scattered the milk
vessels over the yard and committed
other acts of lawlessness? Why not
tell of the hand-cuffing of Alex Holt,
who was accused of no offense, and i
comjHiling him to pilot them around j
the country, a distance of over ten
miles, on foot, and then releasing him?
Why not tell of the breaking open
and plundering the houses of John B.
Moore, who was absent, anil that of
old Mr James? Is it not strange that
such conduct can lie tolerated? All
of the citizens of Pickettville arrested
by the Federal authorities are tteaee
able and law-abiding. We do not
fear a fair trial for them. About
twenty witnesses went down to Mem
phis from here last Friday night,
thinking the trial come off Saturday,
but it was postponed until the 14th.
Clothing guaranteed ten per cent,
cheaper than any house in the city,
lo Stone & Miees.
Hon. It. P. Co'e, our nominee for
Floater, passed up the road Sunday
Maj. W. P. Caldwell, our popular
candidate for Congress, was in town
yesterday, shaking hands with the
llev. Mr Johnson, President of the
Humboldt Odd Fellows College, was
in our city last Friday, and attended
the night session of the Teachers' In
Our young friend, Sam. B. Wil
liamson, left Milan last week to attend
the East Tennesseee University, at
Knoxville. Sam. is one f our clev
crest most thorough going young men
and we wish him unliounded success.
We omitted to mention at the prop
er time the departure of Mr J. W.
Philp, formerly of the Planing Mills
and Cotton Compress, from our midst.
He returns to Humboldt to engage
again in the carraige making business,
having sold his interest in the Mill
and Compress to his former partners,
Mess. Loving Cade. . He is a clever
man and we regret to lose him, but
wish him all manner of success.
Friend Hi vers extends him a warm
Chickens, eggs and butter.
13 Haee, Vaxhook tV.Co.
The trial of the citizens of Tickctf
ville, who are implicated in the killing
of the negroes at Trenton, has asrain
been continued, this time until to
morrow, the prisoners in the mean
time being released on bail. We refer
our readers to the communication in
this Issue, signed "E," for a few facts
connected with the arrest of the pris
oners. If it would avail anything we
would call attention to the nial-treat-ment
of Mr Alex Holt, a peacable
citizen and an old man, by these mar
shals and soldiers. The people of
Pickettville are justly indignant at
the outrage. It does no good to call
attention to these things. It is easier
to drp it than to reach theear of po w
er and obtain rederss.
"Williamson. On the 10th Inst,
at the residence of her mother, on
Williamson street, of consumption.
Miss Judith P. Williamson. Her re
mains were interred at the family
cemetery two miles north of town.
Cvsninoham. On the 9th inst,
in Carroll county, Adam Cunningham.
For the Milan Exchange ,
THE LATE TROrHI.E.
As much has been said and written
with regard to the shooting of tne
Trenton negroes, and that with the
most rigid severity, attempting to
make our community far more unciv-;
ilized aud lawless than other sjctious,
we write this letter defending cur-
selves, and, so far as fact- will allow,
extenuating the crime of the masked
men who committed the deed.
The crime was a plain violation of
law, committed by men under the
most aggravating circumstances..The
press took it up and in hot haste and
mad fury became prosecutors of the
masked men, and that before the facts
were known or the circumstances un
stood, and in their partial judgment
condemned them aud in their venge-
ful desires had them executed as the and that it would require more than
X II" ill-
worst ol criminals. in tneir div.m
zeal they resortea rejieatetiiy to some
of the most fallaceous arguments. In
the first place, all editorials and com-
munications either said nothing at all
aiiout tne emergency ot me cuse, oi i ne in ine present case, and many sim
spoke of jt as a light matter or denied i ilar expressions were used by l hem.
it altogether. They often said that it j Now, whether the hot-bloods" of the
was "ridiculous and contemptible" to J country, or the more gallant and
fear for a moment that the negroes ; noble, but often inconsiderate, youth,
would be able to carry out their de- i or the peace-loving citizens, fearing
signs. Very true, and we think no j the immediate violence of a negro
sane man among us had the least ap- j mob on one hand more than they did
prehension of this. This lieing the j a damage to their country on the
truth but inapplicable to the case j ojier, and even their own lives, or
is the strong fallacy. The families whether a band eomiHised of these
out upon the frontiers have not the . various elements, we cannot say, pro
least tear that a roving band of In- ceeded to Trenton jail, took the ne
dians, in making war upon the United groes out and shot some and chased
States, will succeed ; yet no news is j others away. One thing we can say,
more dreadful to a frontiersman than . it seems to" have been the most delib
an Indian war. He feels for the crate mob we ever knew. They could
scalp of his head, looks through tears j have killed the negroes in catching
upon his wife andThildren. abandon ; them, or before they reached jail, but
all else and starts with them at the ' they waited for the" magistrate's trial
hour of midnight for safely, if there : to find out the guilty, and did not
is such a place within his re.ich. Ajwre.-tthem from the Sheriff's hands
negro mob is no les frightful than an , lest there might be shedding of blood.
Indian raid, especially when its iuten- J And after they had taken them from
tions arc known to lie a general u-c !j:til they killed only a few of them
of "lire and sword." These writers and let'the others escape. If it had
often say the "jxmr tifjiv. In all
such connections the word "poor"
means innocent and helpless. Here
again is a mixing of the true and the
false, the strongest of fallacies. They
were helpless, lint not innocent. ie-; regretted it and condemned it, yet
fore the magistrates they were found j they fl it a secret satisfaction of safety
guilty by the most indubitable ei- that this would put an end to the
denee, ami by their own confessions, ! negro organization in this community,
of lieing in the very act of carrying j While they regretted the dangerous
out the most diabolical and fiendish ; precedent "set and the violation of
designs known to our coti.tsor placed j law, they felt that so far only as the
upon the records of history. Many J negroes were concerned, so far as the
other fallacies, misstatements and i present disturbance was concerned,
false rejioi Ls might be noticed, Mich as j without regard to any ulterior effects,
the over-estimate of the negroes killed, the best possible course of justice to
the attempt to kill the other ten, in- J the executed, of safety to the commu
stead of merely frightening them, etc. J nity.and of economy to the State was
We will now try to give as near jus j pursued. We now dread the vengeance
we can the causes and circumstances ) 0f the law, the hanging, ierhaps, of
which led to the killing of the ncgrots, ; some good men as well as some hot
nnd let everyone judge with due de-j bloods; we dread the political elR-jt
lilierution for hi -itself. On Saturday j North, and the future encouragement
night a band of negroes were found i to lynch law. We feel deeply huniil
and dispersed, who had fired on two j iated and mortified that the'newspa
young men riding home from church, j p..rs and the public in general have so
for no other reason than that said j H -vercly excoriated our community;
young men were white. On Sunday j yet all these weigh but lightly
some of these negroes were arrested, w hen compared with the horrible ap
They confessed that they had a-seni-, prehensions of the burning of our
bled for the purpose of carrying out ; houses and the butchery of our faini
a plot which was general over the j lies licfbre Tuesday night. It is use
whole State, that they wore wailing j e.s to argue that the "slow process of
for two other companies one from a penitentiary law would meet the
Humboldt and one from Hope Hill j exigencies of the case quell the in
and Lavcnia (two villages eight or j surrection of the negroes or ensure
ten miles distant) and gave the j safety to the community, much less
names ot the captains ot these two
other companies, that their intention
was, first, to kill two or three individ
uals against whom they had special
spite, then to burn the town and com-
mence an indiscriminate mas-acre of;
the people; they would then go to i
Humboldt, Milan and Trenton, in the J
order named, and I urn and kill as j
they went, that their ultimate object j
was to take possesion of the country i
to the exclusion of the whites with
one exception, the young ladies and
fair young wives were to be spared the
sword and taken as wives for them-
selves; that while they w ere waiting
these two young men came along and
they thought they might as well com
mence, lest these young men should
inform the people of their collection;
that they failed to kill the young men,
and this" caused their discovery liefore
'they were fully ready to act. Is it
not a great wonder that these negroes
lived 12 hours longer? Many others
were also arrested, but sufficient proof
not lieing found against them, were
turned loose. The Hope Hill and
Lavcnia negroes were found coming
by detail to Pickettville and many of
them arrested, but no positive proof
being found, were set at liberty. On
Monday, between Hope Hill and
Lavcnia, one negro came in and told
his employer, William Fly, that he
did not intend to work for him any
more, that it was death any way ; if
the whites wanted to fight let them
pitch in, now was the time; and then
walked off by his cabin, which his
family had just left, and went on by
another negro's cabin and the . two
went of together. In the same
neighborlnxid a band of negroes was
seen at Rial Burrows', colored, and
some of them w ith guns. These facts,
and many other suspicious circum
stances, esiK-cially the caucusing and
unusual meeting of the negroes, for
several weeks liefore, in some of
which they had lieen overheard by
, A 1' . 1 . -
eavesnroppeisioui.si.uss nn in
tentions attempted to be carried out
bv the Pickettville band, together
with many false but alarming rumors,
brought about the greatest excitement
and most dreadful apprehensions,
Men were riding over the country,
preparing and notifying their neigh-
liors all day, which greatly increased
the excitement Night came on, and
with It the trying of men's souls,
"Shall I leave my wife and children
hel.Jess and g, out to-night to probe
the cause and quell the insurrection,
or shall I let others leave their fami-
lies and do this, ami I stay at home and
nrotpct minp? was the inotiirv of
many an aching heart that eveuing.
four or iie uirii--u 111111 uici nwu
after dark, onranized and divided into
small cormvinies and rode over the
district ail night and found scarcely a
negro man at home. Where were
they gene? through fright had they
taken to the woods to hide? intent on
carrying out their plans, had they
met at some midnight conclave to
caucus? or had they eluded the watch
of the videttes and the pursuit of the
stouts and were they now engaged in
the execution of their fiendish pur
poses slaughtering innocent women
and children? were startling and fear
ful questions. Tuesday came and
passed with matters about the same as
on Monday; in some neighlorhoods
the excitement was somewhat quieted,
in others intensified. On thi day,
however, when the facta httd generally
been obtained, men seemed to talk
ies., but more seriously, and to think
the difficulty before them wider ami
j deeper than thev had at firt thought.
They discussed the causes of the negro
riots generally over the South: alluded
to the periodical occurrence just before
all important fall elections in the
North and how the Northern press
never fails at such times to abuse the
white people of the South for Wing a
a lawless M?t. They came to the con
clusion that, at least for a considerable
section around us, the negroe? had
determined mischief in their heads;
that they were agged on from some
distant quarter for political purposes,
oruiuuiy steps to put a complete qui
etus to their schemes of mischief.
Many of our very liest and most law
abiding citizens were heard to sav that
if mob law was ever justifiable it must
leen their design to put all to death
doubtless all would have been left
dead in Trenton with the four that
were killed. While this lawlessness
was painful news to our citizens, who
i satisfy the tieonle endangered. We
do not claim that the act was right,
but we do believe that something
iniilar or worse would have been done
i a like case in anv community in
the South, where there are negroes
even in very modeiate numbers, and
wc believe that any Northern section
would do equally as bad or worse,
Wc judge thus because it always
has lieen tlie case, and because we
think our ow n section at least as good
and law-abiding as will average in
anv State or over the whole Union.
It is an easy matter for you at a dis-
tance to abuse us and sav" what ouirht
t be done with some of our people.
Vou have always been in the habit of
saying what you would have done had
y.ui lieen there, but haj.1 the excite
ment occurred in your midst doubtless
your people would have done no better
than ours; and though you might
have talked aiiout your own hoi-bloods
as you do aiiout ours, yet you would
have felt greatly relieved by their
course, ju-t as we do. We would be
glad to make the Northern people
believe the truth, that we arc better
friends to the negro than they are;
and, on the other hand, that they
would make us believe that they or
any of their rings or iolilieians have
nothing to do with these negro insur
rections South. In the present we
have played fully into their hands.
The "poor negroes" were taken out of
jail and shot by lawless "kuklux."
All, the papers of tiie South make
these "jMior negroes" innocent, make
no provocation for it, and make ours
a lawless community of whites, en
deavoring to commence a war of races
upon the helpless and defenseless ne
gro. The Northern press w ill repeat
it and say the Siulh cannot govern
itself or control its citizens. They
murder the negroes without law, and
nil their own papers acknowledge it
The" Southern press has as conipleUdy
played into the hands of the North as
I - . ... ......
did the kuklux that killed the four
We must repeat that all these things
nrp nolliiiirr with us whon we are
untU.T the threatuings of negro brutal-
j jtv "ye fetop jt bv all means
I whatsoever, even if the Government
j f., ailj H) wjji anv other petq.le, and
: jiave people always done whenever
j tried. "
. M'LA. lb 18' 4-
! Low ordinary, 8
I Ordinary, 10
: Strict middliu
Good middling, lojfelti
Grocery and Prodnr Market.
Bacon, per lb., 20
I Lams, 20
Sugar, A coffee, 14
" brown, 12f;12
Coflce, good Bio, 28(530
Lard, , 20
Meal, per bushel, 1.25
Butter, 2 250
Chickens, per dozen. 3.00
Eggs, " 15
During the year ending August CI
there were shipped from this point
2G01 bales cotton to New Orleans and
2(i98 to Memphis, making a total of
5359 bales. Is there another town
in the State with the same population
that will do as well?
We have on hand a lot of old news
papers, w hich can be bought at one
dollar per hundred.
FOR RENT !
rjHE RCSIXESS HOUSE VXPER THE
1 Et'H.M.it Oftipe, formerly occupirJ by
Ha in! i Sims is for rcut. Ar-ply to
HfivJ-tui A. JORDAN.
TAM FREPARET TO CART RoLES FOR
cu"tiiner t short noiirp. Flt-i'e Vinir in
your wool !j soon n. fungible, as I will i-top
carding ai all early day.
J. T. Ill NT.
july2V2m Milan. Trim.
Proclamation by the Governor.
JoirN C. rE0wx, Governor of the State
of Tennessee To all who shall see
these presents, greeting:
-X7-1IEREA:?, INFORMATION HAS
V readied mc that a body of nrincd men,
whose names are unknown, forcibly entered the
jail of ti iosoti county at an early hour on the
morn in if of August 2t". 1S74, and forcibly and
unlawfully took from tlienee sixteen prisoner
committed under due process of law. and there
awailinirtrial.and foully and biut!lv murdered
four of them, tuortnlly wounded tiro and re
moved theother ten. id" whom nothing has -.-inee
been heard, aud said jail breakers are stiil ul
Now. therefore, I.John C. Brown, flovernor,
as aforesaid, by virtue of the power and au
thority in me veslcd. do licreby otier a reward
of five hundred dollars for the detection
and apprcheusiou of any one and each of said
parties, the reward to be paid upon final con
viction. In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set 111 y hand, und Imve caused the (rcal
L. s.Scnl of t Ik. Slate to be affixed, at Nash
ville, on the 'Jiith ili-y of Aimnst. ls;i.
JOHN C. EROWN. tiovemor.
Bv the Coventor :
I'll AS. N. tiillRS. Secretary of State.
Cibson county papers copy four time.
A X ELEGANTLY - FINISHED HALE
on the second floor of E. A. Collias's
new brick buildinjr on Main s.reet JU.viil feet,
or as much as renter may desiic.
Apply to L. W. HESllONtl.
au-7-tf Milan. Tenn.
M. L. BAIRD,
WEST SIDE MAIN STREET,
Barter taken in exchange for anything in the
TERMS STRICTLY CASH.
W. & H. Morrison,
(Successors to Winston, Morrison Jfc Co.,'1
Xo. 4tf I ion Street,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
ON MAIN STREET,
lie keeps on hand a good supply of
MEATS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
mar.Vly CALL AND SEE IIIM.
G. S. Cunningham,-
Paducah Marble Works
IX QUALITY AND PRICES!
Frank V. Bi shkirk, Jso. McInttre.
Jso. B. Connelly, Clerk.
COR. SIXTH A WALNUT STREETS,
I RANK J. O.IKES, Proprietor.
W. O. Vaxhook.
S. II. Uaie.
r,IIXj-A.r, TIE INT INT.,
Wholesale and Retail Denier in
Staplo cs Pancy
Field & Garden Seeds,
DOOHS, SA&TI, BLINDS, &c,
FANCY TOILET SOArS,
AND FAMILY SUTTLIES
OF ALL KINDS.
-TTTE CALL THE ATTEXTION OT OUR
V en.-Uiment and friend to the abov.
Oor stock will always be found complete and
well assorted. M e bny strictly for eah. wluch
will enable as to sell at the lowrrt prices for
! cah or produce, wnicn we wm mc i Uu
I for irrocerios. Give u eail.and e will prove
' all we hv faid. " marj-ly
Insure your property ui the
As liberal rates siren as any
W. A. WADE, Ag't,
Fart for the People. The Cmnberlrmii Universi
ty ItuMiie Collect nn'l Tt-lecniph Iiistiinte, at
Lebanon. Ten tie--M,o. nnd Bryant Oration Cii1
i.u"s College nnl Tvletrruph Institute at Nash
ville. Tennessee, are the k;line Aciuul 1UJ1
nets ("ullejjej in the J'outh and West. A
for all worthy (traduatcs in Telegraphy i-i
as soon as the course of instruction id eomplet-
J OR ONE -HALF
of all the money paM for
will, trithiu thirty ilays, be
All inoilern improvement? in busine-s-train-ing.
Rote to suit the hanl times. Session
perpetual. For particular, apply in person,
oriul'ircss the Principal,
THOMAS TU.NKV. Lebanon. Tenn.,
nils'-1? Or Na-hville. Ten.
M. D. L. JORDAN,
FINE TOILET SOAPS,
tKancy Hair .Sr Tootli Ilriislio.-,
Perfumery, Fancy Toilet Articles,
P rhy-iciaos' Prescription Ao-iintelf
H. L. DICKINSON
TS NOW RKt'EIVIMl AND OPENIXU AN"
elenant Mock of
MOTIONS, &c, &c,
At the Ycc Urirh, corner Mnin Stroi
and Dip 4 Sjimre,
Where he is dcteriiiineil to
SELL CHEAPER TUAX ANYBODY,
W. I SHEPHERD,
AT III? OLD STAND. TOR. MA IX
A- FRONT STREETS.
Staple & Fancy
A N D
Kc'p.eniTt.Tntly on hn.nl a full supply "f iro
cerie. bnusrht at bottom prices fur Cx-.., au-1
Small Profits for Cash!
Give him a call kF.fore purchasing el-rwhere.
Mr. & Mrs. Hallstrom,
VT TT1F.IR OLD STAND. THE " KED
liT'jKE," keep a lartps assortment of
LADIES' & MISSES' HATS,
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
LADIES' SHOES, and
LADIES' GOODS OF ALL KINDS
Too nmweroms to mention. Go and look for
Bet. TT. TT. TIEXDRnC, Tbtiwt.
Xext Term Opa Aagwut tint, 1V7 1.
rrTlT. RAPID INCREASE OF TIII3 IX
1 Mitution ia it" bet recommendation.
Tcachem are abla and experienoed. Lat yew
For uiforsitiw. rid CARfOX.
jalr23 -a) fecreUnr Board Tntftoe.
. Will be publisher! every Thursday niOTiiinn.at
the office on the West Side of Main Street, over
the store nf Rainl It Siroa. Th tuhscrirtio
rrie is, invariably ia aJvatc.
$2.00 A YEAR.
$1.00 SIX MONTHS.
50c THREE MONTHS,
Having, just receircil fr ora the manufiusrt.
an eutir new outlit uf the.
nd the ncircst improvement ir.
lightning Job Printing tees
jare prejareJ to 4o
of utt kind?, at the
Most Reasonable Rates
Give us xt Gall,
A Home Enterprise