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lowers- fu Villi1
receivable1 for hereby
fr,s to borrow luouey to pay
r 1 '- " "
a as was uouo in v lrcrmm.
thi possible Overthrow of the Dem
ocratic party,' and the handing over of
that old .commonwealth' to the tender
' niercici'of tho fepublicans. ' ' -
. The .second phase is represented by a
large portion of our party calling them
'otlvcs low tax Democrats, who deny
the yowcr of tho Legislature to direct
ho issuance of bouds", assert all of Oiern
art void, and strangely enough wish to
jrmy off tho Hermitage, Capitol and
'eojne' other bonds in, full, but exclude
from settlement every bond issued,
aid internal improvements,". At prcSi
ent a very largo part Ql the ucraocrat-
jc party seem to occupy una position
nd iu some of tho counties bjive de
blared I in mass meeting that they will
never pay one dollar of such portion of
the kliile d.b.
.'' The third phase of tho question is
Biistained mainly by a very large por
tion of the Democratic party. It ia
that the bonded .debt of the State
' ' Bhould have been settled lr new bonds
at hp cents ouJ,ho dollar for tho old,
(leaving off accrued interest,) and pay
ing on these bonds 4 per cent, interest.
Such terms of compromise have already
' been accepted by a larger number in
amount of tho holders of our bonds
than demanded COG, 03 wo are in
formed officially by the proclamation
of the Govomor. The class of Demo-
uifti "hi favor of svttlemcut by compro-
niiso are unalterably opposed to rccog-
in Oft J .1 il n 1 . mi( IM.if Ai.ln.l
nr mtiiL'ULiii v uiiv in L:Luiiur:ii iiimiii
o i o J J x
l J r i i i
l ix iMintiMi iiv ii'irni iriiiiii mi wn i n
t issued by legislative authority,
n mav nave been stolen nom
tc, but are as firmly resolved
'i .1 t .
issuoil bit Tennessee not obnoxious to
fc 'objections . x hey x ugfact
that tTLie. numocrj
rl . . .Ml.
au iw possiuio con-
of division and defeat ? Clear-
bondholder.s' are. rot now pres-
tho .State for, payment but are
ressing their suit against the railroad
only. ': Tho Republican party will do
all they can to get tho democrats by
the ears over it, for in this lies their
only hope of success. They know if
we' are united we are invincible, But
there ia'a danger to our party move
potent than the Republicans'. It is the
factious spirit of a household divided
against itself, . Indiscreet, members of
the two wings of our party are already
calling each other by hard names, and
hot blocd is ready to boil over. This
should stop, the risk is too great, we
can't afford by dividing to assist in
fastening upon Tennessee another Re
publican Governor. The question so
exciting us, will if let alone adiourn
. itself oyer for years and we can wel
afford to adjourn over our family quar-
iiROOHl It till
KD., May 20, 1880.
o at 8: 50 a. m., on
reached this beautiful
population, on tho Ohio
tlicrn boundary of Indl-
iostcrday evening at G o'clock
lost fati'Aiinir and dusty ride
ours, tho last one and a half
i was aa exception iu the way
osfc' delightful boat rido up the
fiver from llondelson to Evaasville.
'- The McMiunvillo delegation, consis
ting'of Mr! and Mrs. J. 0. Biles, Airs.
Ronieyn Mead, NMrs. B. and ourself,
the traveling "editor of tho Standard,
was very largely re-enforced by dele-
i.tes from all parts of Tennessee and
South', who had been accumulating
any days at tho Nashville Cen
,1 with a view of joining the Gen-
Assembly excursion across tliG
aud bloody land" of Kentucky
itable city on tho extreme
.lit of Indiana. It is usual
such parlies to say that
ywr-lioaed of rcpreywjtal'ye
is in a sense always true
missioners to the General
Assembly, which is strictly a represen
tative body, but it is not in conformity
with either of these requirements
that we say that this southern delega
tion was pre-eminently so, excepting
always the lay representation of the
McMinnville Presbytery, one half of
which is absent and the. other composed
of a single individual.
three families were there eight years bo-
fore they saw even a Bign of progress.
Surely the Jobs are not all dead yet!
Dr. A. J. Bajrd, of Nashvillo, follow
ed Sir. Sturgca n his inimitable stylo,
saying that he did not intend to ask
any one for a cent of monsy, yet before
he was half through voluntary contri
butions commenced to be handed up to
him from the vast audience of seven or
eight hundred people, and continued
without anyone soliciting it till tho
amoupt received was abuot $500, con
tributed by both citizens aud members
and visitors to tho General Assembly.
The work of the Assembly is pro
gressing slowly yet steadily aud bar
mounously, Oommissioners aro still
f "vHiram A
ft . .,. a
would seeia reasonabluToh jpuTIfls mat
ter would not bo &Vowe4 to jeopardize
the party at a juncture so critical. Let
tho Democratic people of the State
ponder theso facts and it may yet bo
time to avoid a humiliating disaster.
But wo fear the worst. , . M.
a. - rirn ii ii fti r im -i
f'n iB'd from tw
f. ; 6nf.; owrf Ijejj!ju
, , TlicSpppcL. . ;
; Col. Savage addressed a large audi
ence at the court houKe on Tuesday hist,
according to notice given in our issue of
last week. .
It is difficult if not impossible to
give an accurate synopsis of the speech
as delivered, As the sptaker said,, he
was "laying down preliminaries rather
than going into a detailed discussion of
matters which would arise during the
approaching canvass.'' The effort
therefore was more generic thmi speci
fic. The fundamental priuciplo sug
gested was one Involving the irrecouci
able difference in the two characters of
government which had been tried
aiucxigst men ; one in which the fav
ored few claimed the right to exerciso
power over tho many ; the other a
vcrnment of the people in whom all
There are to begin with five octpjcna-
nans, to-wit:Kev. J. JU. Dillard, D.
D., of Sparta Presbytery, 88 years of
age, 67 a minister, who h to preach
the semi-centennial sermon to the Gen
eral Assembly, being the oldest minis
ter of the church. Elder T. M. Moore,
of Franklin, Tennessee, who is above
eighty years old, accompanied by the
wile of his youth; Rev. Rjchard Beard,
tho ncstor of the Theological Seminary
at Lebanonnow above 80.' years of age,
and was a' teacher in the Cumberland
Uuiverity of Lebanoii, when the school
was located at Princeton, Ky., then
under the name of the Cumberland
College ; Judge R. L, Caruthers1, tho
nestor of the famous Law School of the
Cumberland yniyersity, who is dso
8Q, and lias been a law professor in
that school since its organization and as
a ruling Eld,er now represents his Tros-
tiTMiie Semi-Centennial General
e eu ana
we add the name of Samuel Lambert,
of Mississippi, who is also above 80,
Surely, these are not only represen
tative men of the' cliurch to-day, but
of it for fifty years and more. And to
this list of veuerablo octogenarians we
add a number, of other prominent
names of less ago and experieneo
among them Dr. A. J. Baird, Pastor
of the first C. P. church, Nashville;
Dr. T. C. Blake, late editor of the
Bon-ner of .Peace, and Financial Agent
of tho Board of Publication, tho tallest
divino Of the Assembly; Dr. J. R.
Brown, editor of tho Cuvibcrlaiul IVcs
byteiian, Nashville, Tenn.; Elder
Thomas Mceely, of Charlotte, form
erly Senator in the Tennessee Legisla
ture, and a large number of other min
isters and Elders who are prominent
in $o church, the. whofc pr.rty num
bering about seventy-five, all of whom
had been previously assigned to their
boarding places, and were conveyed to
them with perfect system and dispatch
from the boat landing,
. The General Assombly was opened
on to-diy at 10:30, by Rev. J. 8. Gri-
der,. of' Bowling Green, Ky., who
EVAKSVIM.1I, May 21, 1880,
Yesterday was an interesting day at
tho A3senihly. Rev. Sir. Sturges, a
Missionary heretofore mentioned in this
correspondence, addressed the Sunday
School and. exhibited tho various arti
cles of dress, warn by the natives, es
pecially the royal families. The-muin
article, iu fact almost the only garment,
reminded us very much of a home
made Confederate shawl, about 2x3
yards, with a hole in the center, through
which tho royal head is passed, allow
ing the robe to full looso around the
body to which it is bound by a fancy
girdle. At this point Dr. Crisman ask
ed if they wore pants, to which Mr.
Sturcs replied they did not, and as
they depended on Boston for shoes they
nvver got any, owing to the great dis
tance, which is 4500 miles west of San
Francisco. He stated that his church
es on those far distant Islands had al
ready (at 9 o'clock a. ra. here,) had
their Sunday Schools and preaching,
had retired to bed and were then fust
asleep, it being night there much car
lier than here. That during part of
the year there they had ct look north
for the sun, and, at other times the sun
casta no shadow at all, being verticil'
so that its rays fall directly ou top of
one's head and makes no shadow. He
repeated the Lord's prayer in the lan
guage of the natives.
Mr. Sturges made thl address to
about G00 persons present aud to about
ouo hundred and thirty absent, the for
tleman's no. 10 boot. The constant
dread and unending suspense are simply
awful. And iu, all the other convenien
ces and improvements, of this high state
of luxury and civilization, there has
been no place provided for tho "beaver
hat." Thero is absolutely no place of
safety for it, not oven on one's head,
for it is more liable to knocks and cuffs
there than any ono style of its contem-
Thero is but one solitary gleam of
comfort and consolation in all this mis
erable anxiety, and thnt arises from the
questionable source, that "misery love3
company," here this is abundantly
supplied, for we can truly say, thanks
to the fashions, most of the delegates
are in the same fix with ourselves, and
especially is this tho case of a certain
Memphis clergyman, who has recently
embarked in the high hat trade, and
brandishes one so new and slick that
a fly would endanger his neck to light
upon it. Ho too is in constant dread.
J. M. ROBIJfBON.
: .Impoy'ters ana Joh
mer were sitting in the church before
him and the latter were at their homes
in different parts of the. city listening
through the medium of the Telephone
which is connected with about one bu,"
dred and fifty different houses. Sume
weeks ago we gavo a very lengthy do'
eonpturn ot tlio Wurkiugs-oi this VCVy
telephone iu the Standard, then tak
en from an exchange, but now wo re
port it from personal observation, hav
ing seen and heard it both, so we an
now enabled to say "veni, v'ulL" victm
sum we have seen it for ourselves aud
were convinced !
And the half was not told moro
4.4" anoqlH5i:' - ,
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fc' 211 AUD 213 MAIN STREET, CORE
(Successors to CHARLES OIILEMACIII
II S V FA CTU1U311H
- "ive'd, but oveiwholtnitily demanded
,.'hu legislatures to grant "State aid"
'Vf (rn pikes and railroad I ..That all
Look place under the Constitution
that the Legislature is but
tiie' of the sgeiieiija through which a
-l State ; must aot; that the Supreme
. Court is tho authoritative exponent of
the law, its decisions, conclusive and
blueing, and they bow tyits announce-
iuetifs. : Said that court:'
; ,, "The1 question then is wielher the
State is bound by its agents as a natu
ral person actiug through agents is
" bound. The truth is a government
-. ' ?au ouly act through its agents, and all
its officers, executive, legislative, jud
r properly jesided, and, fur ffpfachecL i the introductory sermon,
XI govern wTor should, be A, Temnleton. of Coraicana. Tex-
mere yisu-jjieniais.y -!.Meci 10 ineir
cial and : mluistenal are merely ngcuts.
To assume therefore that it is not bound
by the acts-of its agents is to deny its
capacity to create uu obligation. But
Mis will be denied by no one." State
Yfe.' J,efl. Turnpike Co., 3 Humphreys
if 11. ... i
'. ThU doctrine is re-allirmed in State
vs. Hamilton, lltli Humphreys 49,
ftaA State vs. Castelar, 2d Swaun, 501
a a vuore ret-ent case the' Supremo
Court, said; "The Constitution of 1834
declared thcta well-regulated system of
iotemal ifnpro.vemciits should be en-
"courRRed, and - or tuch fniryotes the
Ltmf''ture has . often ajiprojn-iatal Oie
TfPfJiv. of Stale and Ijuned the cred
it, of tft tate To lim. ertelit of immense
imim.' - The joner to do this-' has never
lem Quejttoitcd." Knoxville and Ohio
R. Co. vs. Hicks. Sent (erni.1877.
absolute conlrol ar d protective of their
Interests. Theso governments were;
known as Autocratic and Democratic
To tle first he was unalterably opposed,
oi ine latter tne nrm anu unyiem-
"o P"-Jlvr nI" inuu. iiu Daiu uuo
groat priuclpje wm iuvolyed in the ap-
li,9 ww ready to throw iub whole ener
gies as the champion of the people's
right to govern; that Tennessee had
been governed by rings and lobbyists
who had been too successful in tramp
ling upon tho rights and interests' "of
the people, but their end draws nigh.
as the people themselves are now
aroused and will right
This lending principle was enforced by
argument, by illustrations from history
and the Bible and flashes, of wit which
at times provoked much merriment,
and applied to some of the nomts which
the speaker said would be debated in
the progress ot the canvass.
On the whole it was an earnest, zeal
ous and vigorous outline of the speaker's
views of the political situation in tho
State, and ws listened to with more
than usual attention. We presume it
will bfe given to the public in full here
after, and if need be, we can then no
tice ita praclir&t te'ri doncies and point
out whatever is onjectionaole.
Stephen J; Field is not without friends
t7nnjnort him in Ins 1 residential 8fpi
rfttK'IMU 1 --
im that "larg-
reudered, in go
ternoOn which consi
Rov. J. L. Dillard,
of age and G7 in the
torical sketch of the chu
Beard, D. D., who is a
and a member of the fi
sembly, a biographic?.! sketch by Dr,
Hiram A. Hunter, alo an octogena
rian, and a sermon by Dr. A. J. Mc
Glumphy, Preskleit of Lincoln Uni
versity, on the minion of the church
in the future, repres.cn ting not the past,
or the aged ministry, but the present
and future as well as the manhood of
the present ministry of the charch.
The General Assembly decided al
most unanimously to hold its next meet
ing in the city of Austin, Texas, ono
The Woman's Convention will meet
this evening to organize a Woman's
Board of Missions. We think this a
In Virginia, an agreement has been
made to conduct the canvass as "solidly
Democratic on Federal i.ues, and inde
pendent on State issues." It is an ex
periment that we hope will prove suc
cessful, and save that grand old com
mon wealth from tho clutches of Rcpub-
icanism, but we fear tho result. The
State debt question has already split
the Democracy of that State into
smithereens" either faction pursuing
the other an hot foot, engendering di
vergence and personal aversions
amongst former personal and political
friends I When the discussion of this
exciting subject once more begins, how
long will il.Li hoped for harmony re
main ? It is au experiment of most
doubtful results at the end of a heated
canvass. Perhaos nothing better could
possibly have been done there, for their
State debt question is in a very dillbr-
ent condition from ours previous ac-
lion, legislative ami elective making it
a direct issue which could not be ex
, 1 t f .1 rm
ciuueu ironi tne canvass, ino same
policy is suggested to the deruocrcy in
the canvass about beginning in Tcniics-
sec. But the question of our State
debt does not of necessity press itself
upon us for immediate solution. The
main question, of difference with us is as
to what action shall be taken in refer
ence to thi;t branch of the State ' debt
incurred "in aid of internal improve
ments,"the larger half of the whole debt
As to that, it is known the holders of
thesejxnids. have sued the railroad com
panics without impleading the Slate in
any way that this suit will bo finally
terminated only in the United States
Supreme court, one, or two or more
years hence, that its resultd may mate
rially vary the aspect of the question
which tho people will be called up
on to decide, and in tho n,ean time we
are not taxed one cent on account of
this debt. If lugged into the present
canvass it will be a firebrand, and Ave
tear will split the democratic party
yni top to bottom. We repeat what
elsewhere said, we cannot af-
uvtipn split us. and its
pi - -
.tjjjh is not one of
Hubs, Spolics and Fell
Mancl i ester, Tori i.
N. 13. Bujzj'y and Wagon Material in tho
When you want a Stylish String
Suit for Dress or Business wear, Boys
and Childen's School and Play Suits,
Elcaar.t Whits Vests. Shirts Tor Cress and Business
Under-Wear, Nobby Neck-Wear, etiM to call cn
HUNTINGTON, Clothier and Cents Furnisher,
7 Cliurch St., Opposite Maxwell House, NASHVILLE, TESfl
Thomas, Dibrell, Morgan & Co,
(Successors to Morgan, Thomas & Co.)
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF
Ribbons, Gloves, Hosiery, Shirts, Etc.
No. 3 City Hotel Block, '
J AS. A. JKN'XIXflS,
Lnle )Vlnle, lUutirly it Co.
J. W. TlloM S,
W. C. Mlllir.U.,
R. V. MoltliAN.
S. It. MfCAl'I.KY,
JXO. A. DkMOVII.I.K.
Qvei, Jf hosv- W3
W. H. BROOKS, ProprigliJj
East Side of the Public Square, JIcyilXNVILLE, TENN.
th the basement of the huiltlinir i meat stall is keel'
furnished with all the fatted meats of the seasoril' :J
tis, vfua elpcted Moderator on tho first
blWt,;D'ri.A.-J..Bttird and O. T.
Staijiback Living declined the race,
eavW ouly ' Dr.' McGlumphy and
Rev. "V Teraplcton candidates.
, Affter tha election the Assembly ad-
iourived till ' to-morrow 9 a. ni. We
ad a very fine rain on the night of the
20th nyhich was more needed here than
irv Tennessee, '. . i
1 ' . . . CROPS. ' ,
We, found Kentucky and Indiana
Buffermfr. more from drought than "ten- cjood idea, as woman's aid is very raycl:
T 1 ' A I' '
nesee, but since tne very copious rams i needed in tne raissiopary operations
of the 20th and 21st , the growing crops abroad, and then it will, tend greatly,
have been very much revived ana now no doubt, to keep tfoimuout of poli-
bid fair to recover all that had been tics to which p&ny.-of the 'strong
Uosta'nd yet meet the nwet flattering j minded." hayc i had a strong inkling al
expectations. ' ready.
The wheat this sale of HashviHe is We are havrng a remarkably pteaa-
vcry ttit. superior in appearance to that ant sojourn among these high-toned
south of that city. In fact the present I hoepita'ble peoplo, who seem to vie with
prospect seeius to justify hopes of an each other in seeing who can be the
averatre crop in this Slate. Oats and cleverest. No Assembly was ever more
grass have only been checked by a want cordially received or more hospitably
of rain, but wiij now measurably re- entertained. v mere is only one oarti
cover. set in all this our pleasure, and that is a
missionart meeting,. I constant and even anxious dread which
The General Aswmblyls Missipnary has rjrevaded all our wakefii! moments
meeting W night was addressed by since we left home, tljajt eomehody
Rev.' 3Ir. Sturges of the American would "sit down' on our Sunday hat.
l&wrd of Missions, who has been a mi We have not been in a meeting any
sionary ia'tbe South West FaciEe Is- where, in the cars, on the boat, or in
lands for 2$ years. Tho narrative of the churches but that we have had to
his experiences there was very . inter- move it out of the way of some lady's
eating indeed.,,. ITe and bis party of trimmings and trappings, or some gen
;i CVCr will Ti .
a liar fronthe bdtfftt'pf hiaA'ptJij !
tne very top oi maiiCu." t K i
If then t,he unpaid1" bunds , of the
State wore legally issued the ohjectoVs
to recognizing them as a debt are ieft
without an, a.rg jmeut. The whole con
troversy narrows itself down to this
point. Surely tho Dnocratic. "pjrty
of Tonuessee will not split into hostile
factions on a mere question of law. We
ought to be ablo to get at the law of
tne caaa. witnoui a quarrel, ny wnicn
the Itepublicans may thrash us. M.
We are informed that tho leading
editorial iu last weed's issye under the
heading, "The past the great teacher"
has given offence to some of our He
publican friends. Surely this is a mis
take. It pointed out the great danger
to the whole peojJo North, and South,
of lotting demagogues instead of states
men control public offices. The mere
fact that the demagogues mentioned in
the article were bloody shirt republicans
does not alter the ease. No matter
where they come from or to what party
they belong they are, and always will
be dangerous to liberty. History will
write it down that instead of declaring
the war over, the union restored,
peace universal, and administering the
government from this stand poin as
true Btateniansh'p would have prompt
ed, the selfish politicians then in power
threw away a grand opportunity to re
unite our people and strengthen the
bonds by which cur institutions are to
be made perpetual. M.
Foil Til 17
l)o not tail to see that y
Eor Sppnl, Safwty "ml 'omfort yoi"
Win line l ne iiiirivuiiru.
For tho Celebrated Sprinirs and
Round Trip Tickets enn lie purcluiscd at all
EmiKrnnts winliingto K Wist oillifr to lo
cate or as prospectors win mm n i
tlicir udvanlnpe to go by tliia
Ronnd Trip emigrant tickets on Sile to Tex-
1 ' l8 poilltH.
By tjiis line you have no tiresome dclnys.
Through coaelics are run from Chnttiinoogii
V) vorjniMUN niiiioui eniingu.
Sleeping coaches on nil ninlik iriuNa. Good
coaches, good roiuls, ipiick time.
Leave ri-Jittanooga... 11.00 n. m.
" llridgeport...12.10 p. iu.
" Htevenson.......l-,..,)l " '
" Cowan l.S: "
Jlccliard 1.45 "
v. Tllnhonm 2.lr. "
AVrtrar 2 43 "
" Wnrfrcesboro. 3.42 "
Arr Nashville 4.40 "
I.cav. Nashville 6.10 "
Arr. McKeniic... 11.10 "
" llniou City... 4.30 a. m.
Meinphii 5.00 p. u.
" r St. lMitit 5.25
For Maps, Time tables, and Ml Infornift
tion in regard to this rout. rail 'on or ad
drew A. U, WRIJNJiE,
Tra.v. Agt, Atltint i. Oa.
W.T. ltOGEEa,rtth. Agt,' ' r
Cbaltauooga, Tqnn., or
W. L. DAXI.EY, '
Cec. Taiw. aud Ticket,
TFOt map and information call ou or
D. X. Thrown, -A.cront,
(1.40 p. m.
10.or p. in.
I, 140 " '
I I . 55 "
U.30 a. m.
2.13 p. m.
aud. tha wqc!; hTiirFoTrr first Jlercan-V
tile Triumvirate to be composed' of , j
nervy, rnuiK aim ap. ,And WhilO 1
tho old KJnan Triumvirate dpU'Tn';,
Wur, lreason and Uloodshed. 'our.'
Triumvirate deals in the - v
...LATEST STYLES OF... ,
. .' ...7tfl Led Fitting.'.'. " .
...and Oitt mod Superbly Bvitt.i.- "'
SHOES, JJlATS. &c,
...Also a full line of.. r . ,
DRESS CO O DO- '
...for Ladies, Gents and CbilJrep.
(j roccries and Pjoris "oiss. .
The Old Triumvirate took cuntry,'' .
Produce without paying for It, TkH.
aU kmds of rroduce. .r4 Sv '
legal ntArn:- ,K
Ot all kindi neatly prints ) -(
oflice at low rates and m
sure to get ourptki-s in
m nrrc, .