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NKULETT JSJ GKANT,
punuFjuiu igrt 'inorniafoits.
Three Dollars per year, In advance.
R. V7. THOMAS,.
.J AX. S, 1868.
The irrepressiblo Henry S. Foote
has addressed an earnest appeal to the
Legislature, in Lehalf of a call for a
Convention to remodel tho Constitu
tion. Agreeing with the erratio au
thor of the appeal as to the necessity
for remodelling the Siato government
in the iatcrcst of political liberty,
wo think his Iulor-isin vain, con
sidering the character of tho body to
whom tho appeal is made. If there
ho anything to hope from tho Legis
lature, the first step towards reform
hhould he the repeal of the Fran,
chine law without which repeal the cull
fur a convention would be an insult
ing mockery. The Legislature, in
defiance of the Constitution as inter
preted by the Court of Appeals, lwis
conferred upon negroes the right to
hold office, and in case a convention
ho called, it will, of course, bo assim
ilated to the the conventions held in
the cotton States, that is a menage
rio of black and whito brutesstupid
negroes and their inferiors in every
thing savo low cunning and unscru
Mr Footo proposes to avert the
damaging results of a convention elec
ted under tho present franchise" law
by insisting, as a condition precedent
upon universal suffrage and universal
nmnesty. Of amnesty we have soon
nnd heard enough to know that tho'
it may check further robbery of the
Southern people under forms of law
it confers no political rights. The
South wants its political privileges,
not amnesty for its heroic . defense
of- tiioso privileges against lawless
invasion. As for universal suffrage
we do not want it and opposo the
assembling of a convention with
that condition annexed. We believe
the best interests of the State and the
restoration of constitutional liberty
inscperablo from a government framed
and administered by white men, and
would prefer to await an auspicious
time for remedying Radical misrule
by pcaeenble revolution to making
uny compiomiso with negroes upon
the basis of a partnership in the ad
ministration of "ilio government.
Wo look upon negro suffrage as an in
duflnito prolongation of anarchy with
all its attondant evils. The govern
ment, of which tho prcscut is a gross
perversion, was made by and for white
men, and tho hopes of its success were
predicated upon a predominance of
virtue and intelligence in the constit
uent element. To subvert this theory
and rest tho security for lile, liberty
and property upon the ignorance of
negroes under the direction of white
men degraded even low or than the
negro by the prnetice of degrading
vie?, is a work of folly for which
there is no extenuation and nothing
but vuin can follow it. Tho negro is
uot and never will be fit for self gov
ernment, and invest him with suffrage
is to give him tho power to ruin both
himself and the white raco. No gov
ernment with such a constituency,
e:in reach a higher point in tho sealo
of dignity, power and prosperity
than that now ocowpicd by Mexico
Universal suffrage isnlludieal idea
tb.it must bo exploded, or tho govorn
roont which enforces it will stuud as
u monument of folly in all time to
come We enter 0111 protest against
it, and aaitixt aeouvention commit
ted to it in advance. Amnesty will
prove a very inadequate compensa
tion fur a curso so deep and enduring.
The voice of wNdnm appeals against
such a degradation of the ballot box,
and experience teaches no lesson In
hsrumny with the madness of bestow
ing so snored a right upon nraoo that
uever, except m slaves, made a step
toward civilization. As slaves the
:ron wore contented and uselui, a
frecdinen they are, and will ever bo,
thriftless and turbulent, a curso to
themselves and to the government
that s wrongfully and unwisely
fioo.l tliemand uow atiompts to force
them, v .tli jut previous training, up
to the point of equality with a supe
rior race lonp practiced in tho arts of
civilization and the b -sin ess of self -
roverntiioiit. Public opinion will
not lo 11 ' tolcrato them as votors and
unit men will do well lo keen in
? i . i
-mtv tins ini',"in,i o.iiinliisinii I nst nl
i.t shapi.i- lu.ir pohtie.il action so as
to jMirpet uale i'uo evil by means of a
..i.ni oi... ...l.lin.r out. tin F.iUn
.,.,,,!. f an im.,.edit amelioration'
' . , , ,. p.,
(,i no. r., ."..Li..-., o, ..... ," -
rmr rue urn superiority 01 mo
white mini I
bo iiiMsicd upon under
tl.i r V'i!i!tie!i !" in
1 .'KI'V fill I '
' Or Wareli3oinB aro now send
ing out circulars, showing tic advan
taged to the flank-, affords by this
place m atyfcacco toAjkct. ,'Clarkav
ville tobacco is known and apprecia
ted wJierever the weed fs . ased," and
the inference of the bnyer w that
Clarksville is the place to buy it, and
hence we shall 'always find' enough
capital concentrated here t pay for
the entire crop, if offered here. The
last season foreign governments were
liberally represented here and so far
from not having competition enough
prices were sustained throughout the
season, and every hogshead oflerrcd,
was competed for and forced to bring
a price tcjaivalent to its merits
It is the opinion of some farmers
that higher prices can be obtained
in Louisville and New York but ex
perience has demonstrated that the
difference in prices will not more than
cover the additional charges incident
to shipment to thoso points, indeed it
is well known that tobacco was re
peatedly bought in Louisville, and
resold hero at a profit. Another ad
vantage in selling here, is that the
farmer can see his tobacco inspected
aud sold and reoieve his money with
out tho dolay consequent upon dis
tant shipment and the risk of damage
on the way and of foul play in the
The stories told by N. T. drum
mer are pure fictions designed to
mislead tho unwary, and to divert
the tobacco trade from its legitimate
conrse. The speculator who buys
hero, to sell in New York, bases his
operatians not upon the superiority of
tho latter as a market, but upon his
knowledge of the European markets
whero certain kinds of tobacco will
command the highest prices. This
is an incidental advantage to the
speculator, from which the producer
derives but litle profit. This is the
best market for the farmer in the
Judge Brien; smarting under his
fuiluro to get tho nomination for a
judgship made a speech in Nashville,
one night last week, in which he free
ly ventilated the rascality of yankee
kudicals and declared himself in fa
vor of universal suffrage. J udge
Brien belongs to tho parly of native
Radicals, who seo, with feelings of
consternation, that the noathern in
terlopers are monopolizing the hon
ors and profits of the ''ring," and
hence tho split, which promises rich
dcvelppements and, perhaps, a change
for the better, in tho political situa
tion. The Judgo ought not to have
been surprised at the unfavorable
turn of affairs against him and his
party. He is forgetful of two facts
which fully explain the mystery. In
the first place, no people are disposed
to reposo confidence in men who
(have proven themselves unworthy of
it by the betrayal of their friends and
neighbors. The negroes know that
every native Radical is the betrayer
of his race aud his native land, and
the yankces urge this fact as a reason
why such traitors should not be trns
tod. Tho feeling of distrust is deep
ly rooted, and the consequent repu
diation of nativo Radicals, is a just re
triDution lor tueir treason as well as
for thoir active co-opration with ad
venturers who came from the North
to reap tho harvest of plunder which
the natives had sown for their own
in the second place, the negroes
aro not frco ; they belong to the yan
keos and are by them employed to
perform whatever actsmay injuro the
whito mon of the South without any
referonco to political professions.
To be a southern white man is all
that is noedod to arouse negro hos
tility. Tho yankee Radical hatos and
distrusts him as southern born and
therefore, a traitor to his race and to
his nativo land and, second, he is one
too many in the division of the spoil
for the possession of which he, the
yankeo, left home and friends uud
perhaps, a snug berth in a northern
These multiform considerations, if
duly weighed, ougtit tu have convinc
ed Judge Brien long ago, that ho aud
his native Radical friends had no
thing more to hopo from negroes aud
yankees than the rebels themselves
who are more respected for their mau
ly honesty and consistency, by the
black and tans, than any Radical "to
tho manor born," aud to raoe and
Wo iuvitc tho uttoution of the
render to Gen. Grant's private lette
to the Pi-csiJout, on tho removal of
, 8tnnton and Sheridan. All doubt as
!,0 bin Radicalism i dispelled by the
Unlit furnished by that letter. The
defl mler of such men, can be not bin
1 but a Radical, ana betrays his ow
, uuwoi'tUtiiess bv eudorsing tiioir des
.,uj t.riu,iUH uot. It is true that
in defending Sheridan, he is defend
liii liiinhoir, for it was by Ins orders
that Sheridan played the ruthless dep
, reds tor in the Valley ot Virginia; on
, nr,t10ajnj5 Canton Grant paiuts
, ow character, thereby ahowin
( his unfitness for tUobili position in
iMiiinoiiiioii will u'.i'h li- name is
President Johnson is toportcd 'to
have said that' he is not a candidate
for rt-eTcctiea. bat will do all in his
power to prevent minority, in the
North, with the aid of bogus negro
governments in the Soatb, from got
ting possession of the government,
next year. As we view the subject,
it to completely In the" power of the
President to defeat the Radical negro
scheme. And all that it necessary, is
to issue a proclamation of universal
amnesty, and th.cn send honest men
to preside over the military districts,
who will see that every man whoi,ie mixed, raised by Mr. B. J. Metcalfe,
comes within the operation of that
proclamation is registered and that
no negro votes except in strict accord
ance with the letter of the unconstitu
tional military bill. If this be dono,
the mongrel constitutions can be de
feated and the South be relieved
from the curso of negro suffrage.
If in connection with this important
step, the authorities will carry out
Gen. Ord's recommendation to put
the idle negroes to work on the lev
ees, for their food and clothine. a
great national work can bo accom
plished at a small cost, and much
suffering averted which is otherwise,
nevi table. Apart from the quostion of
humanity, it is no less the duty than
the interest of the government to re
build the leveos ; a duty because the
levees were destroyed in defiance of
political justice and without the sanc
tion of constitutional law; its inter
est, because it will redeem from the
floods the garden spot of the Conti
nent and add incalculably to the oa
tional wealth. And since it so hap
pens that unmeritted suffering can
bo relieved and a national work ac
complished by the one operation, it is
the duty' of the government to carry
out tho rocommendation.
Memphis. Dec 23. General
Ord has Is
tied the following order, to-wit:
IlKAD QCARTKilS FoCRTH MiLITARtDiSTBICT 1
MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS, tlOLLV .
SrRiNos Miss.. December 19, 1867. ' I
Special Order No. 208 (Extract.)
Brevet Alaior-ip'nerai Alven U. Uillem,
Colonel of (lie Twenty-fourth United States
Infantry ana Assistant Commissioner of the
Bureau of Refugees foV freedmen and aban
doned lands for the State of Mississippi, will
proceed to Washington, D. C, and represent
to the President and Secretary ot War the
starving condition of tbe freedmen in a large
number of the counties in his sub-district,
due to the ruin and bankruptcy of cotton-
planters and tbe absence of corn, or the
means with which to buy It; he will report
the absolute necessity of such provision be
nd made by the Oovernment to reed the
armed freedmen, and thus avoid a war of
races, In such sections as are without food.
General Gillem will take with him such
reports and letters on file as bear oa this
By command of Brevet Major-general Ord.
Signed 0. D. GREENE, A. A. G.
He also issued, on tbs 1 7 th lust., the fol
lowing Important order:
Commanding officers are directed to notify
the leading colored men and to ymke such
measures as may us necessary to five gener
al publication of the fact that all freedmen
who are able will be required to earn their
support during tbe comming year, and to go
to work upon the Dest terms mat U can be
procured, even should it furnish a support
only, and thus prevent their becoming a
burden to the (Jovernment. All freedmen
who can, but will not earn a livelihood when
employment can bo procured, will lay them
selves liable to arrest and punishment as va
grants. The co-oiieration or sheriffs and
constables and police magistrates is requested
in the enforcement of this order, and any
just notion of theirs under its provisions will
be sustained by the military authorities.
Washinotos, Doc. 28. The following
was issued this morning:
Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant Gen
eral sOmce, Washington. U. C, Dee. 28th,
1867. General Orders, No. 10G. By direc
tion of the President of the United States
the following orders are nindo:
First. Brev. Mill. Gen. K. O. O. Ord will
turn over the command of tbs fourth milt
tary district to Brev. Mai. A. C. Gillem,
and proceed to San Francisco, California, to
take command or lue Department ot Califor
nia. Second. On being relinved by Brev
Mnj. Gen. Ord, Brev. Mitj. Gen. Irvln Mo
Dowel will proceed to Vicksburgr, Mississippi,
and relieve llrev. Ma), uen. (jillorn m com-
mnnd of Ilia fourth military district.
Third. Brev. ilnj. Gun. Juhn Pope Is here,
by relieved of command of tbe third ruiliu
ry district, and will report without delay at
headqiinrteni of the array for further orders.
and Urn ever bis comruuud to tbe next seuior
offWr until the arrival of his successor.
Fourth. Major Guu. G. Meude is assigned
to comiiand of the third military district.
and will aiwum it without delay. The De
partment of tho EaJtwill be commanded by
the senior ortieer lu it uulu a eouiuiaudar is
named bv the President.
Fifilv The officers assigned In the forego
ing order to the command of Ih military
districts, will exerciso therein an? and all
powers conferred by the acta of Congress
upon district commanders, and also any and
all powers pertaining to military department
Sixth. Brevet Major General Wager Swain,
Colonel of the forty-fifth Infantry, is hereby
relieved frum duty in the Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen aud Abandoned land audi will
prixwed to Nashville, Tnuu., and atsutut) com
mand of but regiment. .
Bv command of Ucueral Grant.
Signed K. D. Tuwk&ksd, A. A. G.
Nashviu.b, Pec. 26. Cautnln Height, 8u
perinlendi-nl of the Capital, will resign his
position to-morrow, on the alleged ground
Hint Governor Brownlow had slandered tbr
Germans or Nashville, by saying that part
of them bad been In the penlteuitentiary in
the old country. The German citizens will
hold an Indignation meeting on Saturday.
and appoint a committee to wait on the Gov
ernor and demand a reaction the slanderous
assertion sattributed to bira.
Jmle M. M. Brien, the drfeited judicial
candidate, address! a large crowd at the
market-house ta-nlght. Hu spoke quite
savagely about Senator Carry, his snccessful
rival, and denounced a number of the snore
prominent Radicals of the city. II de
clared for universal suffrage end against the
franchise law, aud also touched upen the
On Chrisraas v the negroes of Atlanta
bud a general row amoii,. themselves, in
which a number were badly bruised aud
John Nance will be bung in Kuoivlll to-
morrow. 11 u was convicted lor roibiug aad
mururrmg an ci-i ouicdcrate soiuiar nauita
W. Mubt-c, imd Guvrraor 15;i.iilo'V l:ss rr
... ,'; -
Ortf market closed, far the calendar year,
with sales by Messrs. W'hitlock, McKlnney
Co. of 10 bads and by Desert. Joba J.
Thorn! k Co. of 37 hhds.
In consequence of the soft condition of
many of tbe samples, prices were irregutnr
and some of the samples withdrawn from
Tbo sale was full enough to enable as to
make classifications aad furnish tbs follow
ing quotations, which are Intended to apply
to the new crop s Lngs 4 to 6c; common
Itnf, 6J toBo. medium leaf, 6 to lOcl;
fair tar, 11 to J Sc. J fins leaf. 14 to 17c.;
choice selections, IS to 20c. There went no
MtiwHtn. nff.twl'1 A iMn V.l, LLJ . II
brought $17 00, and a better hhd of same
class, but also mixed, raised by Mr. R. D.
Turner, bronght $18 9o.
Tbe market will re-open with the new
year with full breaks, affording opportuni
ties for selections for the different foreign
We find by reference to our files that the
sles fbr the "Tobacco year" of 1807 were
13,478 hhds, compnrcd with 4903 hhds for
1860. This gratifying result la not only
due to tbe liberal policy of our Board of
buyers and the high business qualifications
and enterprise of onr Warehousemen, bat
also to tbe hearty co-operation of our plan
ters to rebuild our home market and restore
to It Its former high reputation. -
The result has been a complete "sneoess,
and the Clarksville Tobacco Market stands
now opon as firm a basis, and bids as boM a
defiance to honest competition as In her
palmiest days before the war. Car planters,
at an early day, recognised It as their trne
policy to establish a special borne market for
our peculiar type of tobacco, and reaped the
result of their foresight la the growth of oar
backj country into tbe wealthiest planting
community in tbe South.
Tbe new year opens with a larger board of
borne buyers than we bad last season, with
an easy money market, nnd with increased
banking facilities by the addition of the
"Providence Savings Bank" to our list of
Our banking Institutions, by tbelr wise.
conservative policy and admirable manage
ment, tisveheld themselves at all times ready
to discount every good bill offered at rtgular
rata, Keeping money eaay while our neigh
bors to the South and North of us have been
compelled to pay from one to three per cent
-per month for money. See Memphis and
Lonisville paper. V ben money is at these
ra'es the cotton and tobacco planters cent
rally have to "pay tne piper."
We know of onlv two foreien order that
have reached our market, bat have seen let
ters lnd!ceting the early arrival of foreign
buyers arc orders for Germany, Itaiy, awn
xerlnnd and Venice; so we may reasonably
expect even a better market than last season.
Tbe Tobacco crop now coming In I not
only very inferior in quality, but deficient in
quantity, being estimated at one-half of the
crop of 1866.'
But for its inferior quality, and the heavy
stocks of American tobaccos. In Bremen
London, Liverpool and Mew York, we
might look for a high scale of prices, but
with these facts before us, it would not be
prudent to calculate upon a higher range of
values than were current during the past
season yet we hope (o see real "choice se
lections" bring $25,00 in this market, as this
grade is scarce everywhere. '
Nowithstnnding our snort crop onr receipts
wi'l perhaps equal those of the past season,
as we shall draw large supplies from Trigg,
Lyon and Caldwell Counties Ky., and from
tbe region of the upper Ouruber land. Plan
ters in those sections gave our market a full
teat last summer, and were better pleased
with thoir account of sales from bete than
from any other market ' 1 t -i
Tbe Tobaccos from the Burksvill and
Ilartsvill districts will command better fig
ures this season that ever before, tbeir leaf
being longer than ours, and long Tobaccos
being in demand.
We would suggest to our planters as sound
policy, to prepare and send lo market all of
their green aud inferior tobacco tint; as being
more apt to obtain a better avenge on tbeir
crops round, than to hold tbeir inferior grades
back, until the markets are partially stocked
with their better grades. This being lb most
Southern of all the interior Tobacco markets,
onr crops can be prepared and reach the out
ward markets before all others, wbicb will
enable our planter to work off their poor
green leaf and lugs,. before Indiana and Illi
nois ran flood the market with their trash
The new year will open with tales at
Trice's Landing and Lin wood, from which
w hope to bear a good report
IS?" We copy from the Nashville Banner
the following appropriate and tastily written
remarks upon tho Death of Mr, Tarwater
and the attending circumstances. The pe
culiar Incidents, as described below, were
feelingly and , beautifully touched opon by
Rev. J. II. W est, in tne funeral sermon.
The sympathy felt for tbe living and the
dead is r sincere a it Is enl versa 1 ;
FROM THE ALTAR TO TI1KT0MB.
One of the saddest incidents of lilt's an-
certainty and death's abrupt, untimely touch
revealed itself to u most paiulully yeater.
day, in the following marriage announce
ment which reached us by mail from Clarks
MO. AND MRS. O. f. UtWUt
Wednesday, 8 p. December 23, 1807,
B. AUOCSTl'S TARWATIR.
SLANTHB l ISWIS. - ' 1
t'pon the reveres side of the card was tht
following sad inscription;
Dun Wednesday, It, s, Ueceaiber U,
1867. D. Ai'susTua Tahwatsr.
Hi friends are invited to attend th funeral
nn Friday. December 27, at 2 p. at tbe
Methodist Church. Service by Rev. i, U
West Interment at City Cemetery.
In Iht mutt eloquence of that last tad in
vitation, ro niiled with and o toon succeed
ing, tht mairiagt announcement, thera is a
palliot beyond Uia power of wards to con
vey the full measure uf tht grief which must
have dictated it In all our experience wt
havt uever known or read of so ' poiguantly
distressing a family afllictiou. At a season
when all Hit world I wout to rejoice over a
Savior birth,, and on an occasion of all
others, when death could have been least x
ntcted. two households are plunged in
uiouruiiio. a fair young bride it widowed al
oiotl at tht altur, and tht bridegroom of ber
young heart' choice, boujanl wilb hope and
happineaa, I rudely snatched (ram iht sceues
of earth, trt yet tiit full fruition ofthtir
uliirbted leva is half attained. Death Indeed
hath wemed almost to wreath hit treacherous
bladt with flowers lo strike tht cruel bio
ud wt Biuy well exclaim
-'AD h hat an unkind hoar
It guilty uf this lamcnlnblt cbanet."
The circurastaiicet attending the pros pec
tive marruttft and it rude iutcrniptioa by
this unexpected dettb, art peculiarly touch.
Ins. These two young persons, long afll
auced and steadfastly devoted to each other.
had deferred their wedding, by reaaoa of Hi
illnefl of tbt deortaed, who had been suffer
ing from an att'totion of Iht throat which
wat supposed to be aa attack of acuta hroo
clutis. During bit lllam bt was nursed and
tended by his.AuaaM, with all the teadaraatt
and sell-sacribcing devotion or a mnet,
wedded wile could Hut bavt tieen more eon
ttaot or unremitting in tninistvriug by Iht
couch of a beloved husband. By aad-by the
tutlerergrew Wronger, and better tht bloom
of healtu rekindled in bit cbtek, aad tbt
bright eve sparkle with its wonted hopelul
I tint re. His medical adviaart apiiruving, taw
day wot hied tor tit aupiula, aud Chr ttmat
day, tht ruutt Joyous sua sun uirvwguout in
vear. was lo wunvw tueir uaiy mm.
(But, alas, the patient aj,tle ticw ill, as
awakened lo a trt realimtfon of hfs sftaa-
tion. Thai fell awd treacherous disease, ee-'
sumption, tad settled upon hi lung a ad
marked bin tor Its victim. He Breathed bfe
last opon tne very day that was to have wlt-
M&is awxrleKtv- Tbt waddhuf wax in.
nouced for 8, p. M, on Christmas day, and
at 7, a. si, of that day lb bridsgreosa wat
In tht spirit world. A bridal wreath. In
that brief time; was changed Into the veil of I
untimely widow nood, tbe happy Christmas,
so Joyous to all th world bealda, became a
day of -mourning) the - wedding cards, that
would bavt summoned friends and relatives
to a rrnrrrfag feast, wera ooaverttd into fu
neral biddings to a fits sacra sad and solemn
pageant; while tbe amrriagt chimes that
would have heralded two faithful hearts
upon their voyage of wedded bliss were
tuned, at its very threshold, to tht mtatura
of a requiem s saddening that its very
mention now Din th heart to overflowing
un gnei inai it exquisitely painluL
Words of condolence lo tht btrtaved
ones, from us, would bt but a stocktry to
tbe great grief which must afflict them so.
and, where we had fondly hoped to Join oV
oongramiations wttnolbers to tbe happiness
of the fair young bride, wt may only utter,
in uie poet s impassioned words
"That a sorrow's crown of sorrow
Is remembering happier things."
TKOESSKK 0BPHAX ASTIX.
- i K
Sditan CkronkU: As many persons here
have been frequently written to, for Infor
mation la regard to the condition and pros
pects of tht Tennese Orphaa Asylum, I
availed raytelf of ao Invitation from tht
lady manager!, to attend the Christmas Fes
tival of tbt children at th insli ulion on
Christmas day, that I might from personal
observation, be able to giv aa accurate re
ply through vourcoluma.
Un th afternoon of tne 25tb ult, accom
panied by a friend, I rod out Wt were
met at the door by two very neatly dressed
little girls, who conducted as into tbe Chap
el. , Tber we round assembled quit a
autnbtr of ladies and gentlemen, wbo had
gone out to participate la the festivities and
gladden tbe hearts of tbe children by their
presence. We were then introduced to the
Teacher and Matron, and found tbem highly
intelligent ladies, ana we think well ouali
nea ior tne nowiton . tney occupy. . ise
Chapel is a large room in tbe center of the
building, which was decorated with ever
greens in ib most tasteful and charming
style. Hete th family have morning and
evening devotions, and oa Sabbath preach
ing and Sabbat n School. Just before din
ner tbeir beloved teacher, (Mrs. McKeniit,,
conducted all tbt children into tbt Chapel,
to receive and be introduced to the nests.
Tbe boys In their new uniform suite of gray,
and the girls in their dresses of gray and
tidy white aprons, looked very tweet and
attractivt ; indeed wt have seldom teen a
collection of handsomer and more intelligent
looking children. Tbcy wore also, upon
this occasion, new, boots, shoes and bats, a
Christmas present from Mr. Watson M.
Cooke, of Nashville, Tennessee. , So well
timed and selected was the donation, that it
seemed really a gill from Heaven.
Tbey bad some songs prepared for tbe
day. aad being called upon, they sang tbem
sweetly. , Amongst tbem, ''The Orphan's
Christmas Song, written for tbe occasion by
Mrs. W. B. Munford, tbe accomplished cor
responding Secretary, and set to musio by
Mr. J. P. Conover, of this city, who so kind
ly tendered bis services to teach tbem songs
for the occasion. The following is a cony
of tbe song: , . . -
God bless our friends all over the land,
From mountain top to ocean s strand, -
They have tent us gifts both rich and rare,
And gave tbe urptian cuna tneir care.
God bless the ladles of Tennessee,
Ob, happy and blest may they ever be,
God bless I Oh, bleat tbe ladies of Tennesse.
Could the dear ones look from Heavea above
And. see us here. In this bom of love,
Tbey would waft a blessing to sweet and trne
To rest, dear ladles, upon each of you.
Cuorcs God bless, tc
God bless our friend, far west by tbe sea,
Oh, happy and blest my they ever be,
May she soon return from that distant score,
To leave the Orphan's borne no more. -
CuoBus God bless tbt ladles, Jtc.
Mrs. Norrls Traveling Agent now In
Dinner was then announced, and w were
invited to partake of the repast. The chil
dren took their place in a most orderly
manner, evincing to all, by their quiet ease
and genteel deportment, that tbe matron
and teacher bad fully discharged tbeir
Gen. J. G. Uornerger, wbo was an In
vited truest, being called upon. Invoked
Heaven's blessings upon tbe feast of the Or
phans, which tbe kind matron, aided by our
generous oitlzens, bad spread for tbem in
deed a part of the good tbiugs were highly
enjoyed by all. Wt were most pleased to
observe tbe abundane or fresh tweet milk
and tempting yellow butter, supplied from
tbeir own dairy. Children of cities and
town are seldom indulged in these luxuries.
Mrs. Chapman, tbt widow of ont of our gal
lant soldiers, has charge of tbis department.
Wt think tbt deservet special commendation.
Dinner being; ove", the children took re
creation, and we, lo company with others,
examined the whole Institution, and mutt
say we ware both surprised and delighted at
tbt result of tbe labors or tne nome ladies
of Tennessee. The parlor, dormitory, kitch
en, dining-room and all were in perfect or
der. Wt will say here, that the farm stew
ard. Mr. Davit, is conducting tbe farm very
satistactarily, and thinks, by tut next year,
be can almost provision tht establishment.
We then relumed Us the chapel and found
tht eblldrea reassembled and entertaining
the company by reciting verses, speeches, tc.
Two little girls, Hary Koacn and Mary Al
exander, repeated "Tbe Orphan Cirl, ' and
reccivtd at premiums a book each, one
oouy of "Ueulab," the other a copy of tht
11 Wide, Wide World." A little boy, Thomas
Wiley, repeated lb "Orphan Boy," aud re
ceived a nie book as a reward.
Que little boy Just four years old, attracted
snecal at leu lion Frauki Alexander, from
Cannon county, Tennessee, stood out tlooe.
and sung, unaided, tbt Christmas Song
through, and r. Conover assured us bt bad
oulr two rehearsals, They all then joined
in with bitu and sang It with to much reel
ing ind expression that it touched th hear,
of ail present. Frankie was overwhelmed
wilb kiiet and caresses, and the whole class
wat then presented with a book each, from
Mrs. florobt-rger, at a token of ber regard
for tbem. Wa then took leave, aud must
aav we bav seldom. If ever, pasted a bap
pier Christinas afternoon than tht ont la the
Orphan's Home at Clarktvillt.
. Th whole affair, w are happy to state,
passed off in a manner most graurying to an
who were BresanL
We would like to mentloa ia this connec
tion alto, for tht Information of all wbo are
intMwated in this cause, a few facts eiveo to
us that day by out who thoroughly In
formed in evtrv respect. Tbt Tennessee Or
phaa Society has only been organ bed about
twenty months.' lu that short period, snd
with very insignificant meant at tbtlr com
mand bavt raited over s:io,UOB. i ney nave
nun lnaMi Uie Home at cost of $24,000,
aud have, within a few hundred dollars, paid
fur It, and hope very toon to bt able to dis
charge tht entire UvW. Tuey naveonwinou
a i h.rUir also. Tber bavt pretty well pur-
chajad tht Hum aad stocked tht farm, and
havt all th tim born lb burden of a faov
i, aaldiun lets than thirty, and bav
promptly paid lb salaries of all ofbeer and
mnUiriM. and brcia the new year with
about out thousand dollars ia tht Treasury
i m.it ilia current xucnaet. With lueh B
family it would bt tad indeed to bav last.
ow suppose this large tuts had beta ual
hired broadcast over Ibe land, what would
bat ben tht result T We feel very safe in
.1. l. . I . m r lu ,n 'i' tu I 'il
efit would this day hav been, Mr' better off
than bad it never been given. As it is, we
hav a comfortable boma-and many at), dear
children who are bting well trained and d-
ucatet and will become useful member- of
soriety.i IT say GtS need ouv nohlt fettes.
With tbe presentation of these facts, this
jtttttioB) should eom up very forcibly to ev-1
ery citisen or tun slate: Hbaii we, after to
sauch has been done, abandon th eatenwise.
of shall we, by our kind words and liberal
aid, tnabla tht ladiea to maintain this nobis
ehnrlty and staka tbt OrpbatV Het&a a mow-
woient to tbe State, and tht proudest monu
ment wt could erect to tbe memory of ber
fallen Braves. ' " :
"Let not my asms be inscribed nnoa
bronse or monumental marble, bnt Iq the
living, throbbing benrts of my aoanrry tjea."
The lady managers desire to return tbelr
most heartfelt thank to every contributor to
th Christmas Festival, and to make special
acknowledgement of the very valuable do
nation received last week. From th La
dies' Society of Brownsville, Tenn, $279;
a nos or valuable elotbiog. and had clothing,
from Mr. Joha Burks, of Louisville ay,
Crnlcefield A Cambers, committee, valued at
$300; also from Mr. Watson M. Cook, of
Kashville, Tenn, two box of boots shoe
and hats, valued at $108. These items were
kindly furnished us, to wt feel at liberty to
speak of them.
Wt would add also, that the ladles desire
tbe Auxiliary Societies to tend on all chil
dren. Immediately, who may desire to avail
themselves of the advantages offered to tbem
in mis iitoiitiiuon.
And, in eoodusion, vould say. we think
the Institution a grand inccess. beyond any
doubt, and hope tbe heretofore liberal band
will not now be stayed, but continue to min
ister to the wants of tbe helpless, grateful
urpaani, and your rewards sball be not a
tew. More anon.
TO THB rsTBOKB OF IBM
' - Another year bat departed 1 Into
The silent deptbt of th past It bath gont 1. -
And nope, in tears, lingers In silence on
Tbt threthbold of the new one: entering
Upon Time I eternal march. Yt wbo have
So withered leave ttrewn In tbe garden of
Your heart no am of ashes, or broken .
Lute: 'rejoice that Ueevea hath tmUed Upon
I ou la tbt old year, now forever gone I
Would that we could sing a more cheerful
t '"7 i " : , a -At
tun onr lyre to a sweeter (train t
Drive all the phantom of gloom far away,
And brighten our souls with tunshi nt again:
But alstl where e'er our vision doth reaL -
A tyrant, with shackels and sword, is seen I
And Peace bath deserted the land she blessed.
: And tbe "cry of Rachel" is beard on the
"Ashes to ashes, and dust unto dust"
All hath been changed which ones was so
The plough and the boe are turning to rust.
And Death stalks abont with banner and
Liberty in chains, and tashad to a shorn, ,.
Where mournful voices a requiem sing
To all of her dead (a million or moreV 1
Buried ia ber oamei Obi letas ere cling
To the mem'ry of the loved Date "gont be
fore, Wbo died hi defence of home and of right
Wbo met the invader wntre tbe cannon's
Led them to Victory or Death In tbe fight
The Carrier Boy in days, "lang syne" bath
In sweetest strains, tht glories of the year
Ah I happy times they were to old tnd young,
v btn eacn greeted each with friendly
cheer.- ., i. v ,: ,' . ; :.' ; , .
Tbe merry-makings, and the festive scene
Tbe grace .and fling of "light fantastic
Tba bouyant spirit aad tbe heart serene, A
And love-lit eyes all band iu band would
But, now alas I those days are passed and
Passed at a dream may never eome again,
Glided away as sunlight o'er tbe lawn
Jiouadad away as billowsoer the main.
All It changed lava what toward Heavta
1 1 : . we se- ; ' . , , i v .... i i.
The blue empyrean and the god of day,
Throwing bis light on mountain, vale and
In radiant beams, fl.ublng far away:
And twilight glories In the distant west,
In irolden solendor span the curtained sky.
Faintly gleaming where In the background
rest i r i .i i '
Th purple clouds, now dark and looming
Save murmuring hrookt which thro' the val-
And lave their pebbled, thorcs, o'erbang
Willi VITTU I
In measured cadence, softly, sweet and slow,
bend forth their voices on ht air tereue:
The god of day the twilight glorlea sang
Tbe curtained sky wbicb o tr tbt west is
tpanned ; -
The purple clouds, whereon the night batb
Ber first dark shadows from the 'silent
land : " -
Tbe murra'ring brooks, with eadanct low and
Down tbe vallles, flowing to tht sea''
Tbt pebbled shore, which laving waters greet
With softest measures, sighing o ertht lea:
These ere eternal I fmns chlldbood't hours.
They bava been onr loved, familiar friends ;
The are eternal I even t tbe Sower
Which die, but live again whaa winter
Oft we've teen ibeta, wlieVoa eur waud'ring
way, '1 '
Wondrous and beautiful to behold ;
Often 1 1 plied, aben at tbe close ol day . . .
The visiow taded, when nlgbt ctr story
Of her myriad start twinkling on high,
And silvery moon o tr tbt bUl-top peep
' - mat "- ' ' '
Of radiant meteors darting through tht sky,
Of care and innocence bushed tnd tleep-
.1-. -.! IT . ..'I.T I .!.: ' , i
Of gentlt breetes sighing through tht wood
Of butt all dark that tint tbt fading west:
Of headlands bold, wktre oa th morning
And waked tbe world from balmy sleep
and rest, ...
Unchanging friends I -obi may we never
But be my solace while my life doth last :
If 0 words ran tall bow dear 14 nt thou art,
And I will lovt thy future as thy past
And may soma cheering bop, with true dt-
r . Mltrht.' ".n . ' " '
Fill our hearts, now tad and Ion and
Rata eur tab-its, aow darker tbtn tbe alght :
Slreaglhta oux arm, now powerless and
weary I ' '
Givt at the nerve to battle with Despair
Olv nt eotirag hi tbt darkttt day
Oitj ut light to load at onward, where
i. Paao will geld a wit b gtotlt sway,
Let ut look U Mtarta, and any for these;
Aa4 aa tbt year relit onward to its close,
Wt may be hapnitv our beerlt nt tost
' Our tortuue brighter, mi dtini our Joa.
If It be thus I oh t joyous tht day I
Ohl tpringtime flowers; oh I tummer't
T)h f mtuiaa loevt wbere thy breetet pity I
Ohl winter come I all hail to Iheotiraln!
rur i iHHikH Bav
Wa invite the attention of Merchants to our tVcttltics for scllini ttte?"
trade BOOTS nnd- 8IIOESs oa t fevorable terms as -
the Jobbers of . . .
Nashville, LoDlsv.Ule and Cincinnati.
. f ' l ' .-a i t ..
. We boy all onr goods for CASH, direct from the MaaafactuTers-L
and at aa low prioes as thej oaa be bought by any houso, The only triCkii
ence is in cost of transportation, which is trifling, and we pledge onrsclvea
to duplicate any bills bought in any of these cities I o those who desire"
to do a safe business, by purchasing only as they nemi the goods, thus '
avoiding any loss by decline in prices, wa are' confident we can offer aiip--rior
inducements, and we wiah an examination cf onr stock and prices.
Mens' Water Proof Boots.
Mens Grain Boots.
Mens' Low priced Boots.
. Mens' Calf and Kip
Wire Quilted Shoes, a new article and very ieslrahla for
.. ior laoonng men.
Wire Quilted Boots, for Boys, a prime article; ' """!
Wire Quilted Shoes, for Girls. - ' V
Boys' Boots and Shoesfull line. ' : ' '
. Copper .Tipped Shoes always on hand.- -" '
Qreat oare will be taken) at all times, to get Boots and Shoes for boVv'
and girls that will wear well. All the above and man othora not enume
rated, to be found at the new Shoe Store recently opened by
1 . ". 0 ""! ft""'"
The past year has .been a disastrous one . to very man v. and few in.
deed, engaged, .in mercantile pursuits, have realized the expectations with '
which they commenced business one year ago. The great staples of our
country are -selling at ruinously low prices. For the past three years onr
crops have been very short. . Large amounts of money have disappeared.
leaving, perhaps, lesa than one-half the amount that was in the country
at the close of the war. The aoaroity of money, the present year, will be
seriously felt in this community, and the necessity for an eeonomica) adjust- '
ment ot anaira must be apparent to many. Wo enter upon another year
business with many misgivings aa to its prosperity, fbr we regard tho com
mercial horizon rather gloomy ; and in view of thoso facta wo deem it
proper that we express our firm conviction that bur only safety lies ia
adhering for the future, aa in the pt, to the Cash system of doing busi
ness. p Any departure, we aro satisfied, will prove hazardous to our inter
ests,, nor do we think aaj bone 8 1 would be derived by the community; ost
the contrary, we believe consumers are now buying their goods 15 to 25
Set1 cent cheaper thin if the credit system prevailed. AW are aware of the
iffioulty of selling only for oasb, as In many instances it ia more convo-,
nient for the customer to buy oh a credit, and it is often hard to say "no,"1
and not give offence, yet realising as we do, the absolute necessity te us of
the1 prompt cash system, we commenoo this year with the fixed purpose of
making it to the interest of every one to pay promptly, and we hope thus,
by substantially offering a promium for the cash, to do away with all de
sire to obtain even short credits. In this connection it may not be iin-.
proper, to state, that we hold our salesmen 1 personally responsible for tho
tickets they make. -!-
We expect to labor more faithfully than ever before to ploasa the pub
lic, and to afford the greatest advantages to all, and we humbly claim that a 1
thorough trial will convince any unprejudiced mind that we offer extra fa
cilities and inducements. We cordially invite all'to visit our store.
( ,Very respectfully, .t:w!i. i:i,.
i- .COULTER & UILLMAN.,.
Clarksville, January 3, 1868. r
For Oottsaty Oflloeras.
' l . FOR REGISTER. V :'
We are authorised to announce Jonw D.
Bbadlky as a candidcte for the office of Reg.
ister, of Montgomery County, at the neat
March election. '
Nov. ?2, 1867-tc.
We are authorized to announce D. M.
CLirroN, as a candidate for re-election to
the office of Register of Montgomery eoun
ty.'at the next March election, . -J ' ' -'
Jov. 29, lBdT-te.
For County Trustee.
Wears authorised to an none Oooitrrr
Bhow i a candidate for county Trustee.
Election to takt plac th 1st Saturday In
alarrn next. "
Jan. 3rd. J8C8-td. . , K
J. B. TAPSCOTT
Plant and specification! of Bridget fur.
nisbed, also of Buildings and Oroaraen'.al
Qroundt. Work or every description con
nected with building measured and calcula
ted. Aso, Manufacturers Agent tor btcam
Kngtnet and kltcbinery of every description,
Iron Verandahs, Railing, Marbelised Iron
Mantles,- Orates, Window Caps, etc., Terra
Cotta Ornamental Wrk, Cbimnry Tops, and
all kinds of Building Material, finished and
unfinished, ambraced in carpenters work;
OaWanigrd Iron. Copper, Ziuc, Tin, 8 lute
and composition Roo6ng. '
All business -intrusted to ma will be at
tended toprunptly. J t- . . I . i
. asajr (lQws en East aid of Publio Square,
Clarksville, T na. .-...'.-
Jan. i, tset-tr -I., s. n -. i
p. KIMOaSSOM. "
w. a. SHMSTaoao.
'"Of tht neat approved palteras ot
Wrought Iron Cooking Stoves,
TIN 1KB SHEET I BOX WARE,
. And dealers la all kinds of
Cast Iron Cooking '
and Heating Stores,
Hollow-ware and -'
w . ! Fine Catting
REPAIRING AND GUTTERING
Do nt it) the most approved wanner, on
thort noliut. - ' " Jon. 8, ISuB-tf
,. .9 Howard,
LOST, in thit city or vicinity, a small
leather back book, totiliiiulDg the Taa list
lor 1805, for District No. 11, with uy name
on lb bark. 1 will pty tbt abort reward
for tbt book relumed to m.
J. K. MARTIN,
Jan. 1, '68-1 1. Ts Cullvctor.
' Xrutsas Aareol.-Ihvtipoit-ed
T. J. 81IAW, U. D., my agent for FEB
RIBS' 6trr0STEK TKIHS, at Clarks-
villa. Omea, over Dooghtrty's Book fitora.
, .:;:. . ; : W. U. F, J0ES.
, Jan. 8, 1808-lw
Election of Directors.
There will be to election of Directors
beld lo tht First National Bank, of Clarks
ville, oa th sseoud Teutday uf Jauuary
next, Ktwecu IU houn of 10 4. M. and 4
, . f 1"-. ' li:
, 4 ' k -
Mens' Stlcheddo wn Boots.
Mens' Calf .and Kip Boots. "
Mens' Calf a.nd Kip Shoes.'
COULTER k IIILLMAN..
. LAND ;P0R : SALE ! ;
- I hv about 400Anresi oT,
Land, lying In District No. 4, near Jordan's
Spring, and 1 mile North-west of Clarks
ville, which I will sell opon reasonable
trras Abont 350' atrea finely timbered,
the remainder nnder good fence, and in a
good state of cultivation. Ahy on wish
ing to. buy, cat sea I lit land and learn par
ticulars by calling to Vt mean tht premises.
J have, also, a splendid Jack, of excellent
qualities, wlikh X will sell cheap. .., ,
j. r"sm nu;; .
January 3, 1 8(18-4 w.
T LAND, FOR SALE r .
OX the 10th day of February ' 18G3, t
will, on the pretnls s, till to the highest bid.
der, oa "t and two years credit, th farm
belonging to the late Jaaot Mnjur, dee'd.,
supposed to contain 180 acres. 8ald lanu
is situated lu District Ko. 10, near tilt Para
dise Hill' and Clarksville Turnpike, tnd 12
miles from tbe latter place. : linprovtruent
comfortable about 60 acrct cleared and
under good fence. "For further purtirulaca.
apply to th undersigned. Notes with ap
proved tecuijty required and lien retained
until tht purchase money is paid, ' , ;
T. J. MAJOR,
Executor of James Major, (Jec'd.
January 8, 1808.4w. ' A
FAEM FOE SALE!
1 offer fbr sal my farm; 8 miles troat
Clarktvilt, on the Tort Royal Turnpike,
containing 125 acres, well timbered; a frame
bouse wilb rooms, 8 outhouses, scelltnt
cittern, Ice house, polalfl bout, Barn,
fltablt for 8 horses,, buggy house aad Cota
Crib. .Tarns liberal. Apply to ' "
Jan. S, '68-1 m. ' ' Clarkavillt Tenn. "
Bill OF, TOWN LOTS
On Saturday the 11th day ef Jan
ry, ltw8. I will offer tor sal at Pubilo
Auction, th following Town Lots, vis t
No's. I, i, 3, 4 and 5, fronting on Blitb
Croat and tladison streets, known a th
roperty of Mrs. M. W. Williams. Upon
at No. " 3, ' tber It a eomfortabl fraait
dwelling bouse, containing til room, ate)
til other necessary outbuildings. The eth
er lots are unimproved, but beautiful build
ing site. A plat of th various lots will
be upon the ground on the dty of sale,
tbowlag tb dimensions of each lot.i j i
TERMS On third cash, balance In on
snd two years, not with good security
bearing Interest from data, and a lien re
tained until tht purchatt money I paid.
A good aud ptifvot title It guaranteed by
tht owner, Mrs. Williams.
i. W. JONBS, Atfy Infatt. '
January 8, 1888.8 w.
THE firm of HCTCHINU3 A ORJNTER
wat distolvod, Novtmber 5th, 1BU7. by mu
tual eooorai. - ''-,1 '. v
Jan. 3, 1868-3 w ,
' T i.
' ONLY 01 ffO! '
liroaddut' Old Stand, , , "' ''
Franklli Street, opposite Square.
Don't Overlook this litem I
Th Bttst Compltt aad Eltgaat AtierW
' FANCV, 8TAFLK AND FAMILY
loeludiog aliuott every dtlieacy that sta
can wbli, can be bad at
C. II. JlOUniSON A CO.'S
raruilv Oroevry, 1'r.inkliu Btrttt.