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8WKETWATEK, THIRSKVY, NlY. 1 1 , t.-.'l.
Third Volume !
ith tlis uumbcr commcntf s our third
volume, under a now naino, Tiif. Fwitt
water K.NTF.Rrni-r.." '
The Forerunner having :k'Oi u;j '!!:: 1 it
ohji-ct, tho K.mt.rikif. .-N t s . !.:.' !". !
among the lest country woikiy j tvv in '
the State. It will be j.'nl ii-hed. r u!.. ; .
every Thursday lucriitnif, tl.rvu, l.o-.it t! o
year. In poirti '.-i, wo shall le .;s we 1 :.ve
always been, conservative to the e.'-e.
re-i,;:, ! t.) v.. ..
u i er v i ,.;:::iv v. o
in t see it . i ire"'.
i our eiT.:: rv e ".
tod air, t'vee ef ;'.
- ili.it !.ae i',-:-
WmTwVv oed the last vesii--.'
of free repuThoan "ovori.tnont, but l.: n - I
recently received fro in the Lin, Is of jiio ,
Conservative north, sue'.i a terrible eiievh, ,
their utter annihilation vv i 1 1 .- on be her.:! 1- '
cd, with joyous shouts, t!iv:n:'!."iit t!.e !
We arc rcsonib!o fur all original r.rii- i
clos that may ajjear m tho K.vrLRi'Risi-:. !
but hopa they may all bo of sm !i a nature, i
as to give oil'onso to no one. A'e will, of '
course, refer to any and all items that may '
conio under our observation, whenever wo j
deem it proper, and intend, as v.cvr as j
it l possible, to Jeil j:t!y toward all.
Now to our friends and pre- ur patron.
V I , .
nave a tow worus lor yw to j. in.;er
When wo assumed (ho ro--'inn,ilifv of j
puoiiMiing itie paper, as you are all aware,
wo done so under very unfavorable circum
stances, the patrons having lu.-t all confi
dence in it, mid a jrront many of you were
unwilling to continue in its .port, for
fear that you would not bo l. ncCttod
thereby; and even doubted that the paper !
would bo regularly issued. Now what do I
you think of it f If anv of you have not !
received it regularly, it is on account of
your nut calling for it, or sonic postal ir-
rcgularitiesjover which we have no control, j
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and, providence permitting, we don't in-1
tend that such shall be t lie case. We j
feel that we have done our duty. We have 1
carried out our " iews and avowals " The j
appearance nnd circulation of the taper1
will prove to you that, through energy and ,
perseverance, we have gained for the pa-1
per, a joitronage, we venture (o seiy, not 1
sui-pis.l by any country paj.cr of li-i iige. j
Our future prospects are very bright. !
If the pat puis will help us to increase our j
list, wu will add to the sizo of tho paper. '
We should have at least three hundred ;
more subscribers in this county than wo
now have, and it would require but lii'Ie '
exertion on the part of each one to obtain J
them; should this bo done, we will i.-uo a !
paper that old Monroe would bo justly
proud of. Will you do it?
It is our purpose to mate the paper, if
possible, acceptable to every one, and in
doing this, wo will advocate right and jus
tice in every particular, let the odium fall
upon whom it may.
We have passed through the Grey or
deal, and made for the paper a name
which, we hope, may long be cheerished
and supported by all who have given it
aid and comfort. And, now that Tennes
see is in a prosperous condition", peace and
harmony reigning throughout her borders,
let us all endeavor to mako this peace
more secure, by encouraging and building
up good conservative papers, all over her
Let tho "bannern of ponce-'' be lield up,
Ami long amy they wave
"O'er tho innd of tlie tree,
And the home of the brave.'
Sank of Tennessee Issues.
On Thursday, Fleming, from tho Judi
ciary Committee, introduced the follow
ing bill in the House :
Whereas, Tho Supreme Court of tho
United States has decided that the issues
of the Bank of Tennessee are redeemable
for taxes iu the State ; and
Whrheas, It is the desire of this Gen
eral Assembly that good, faith shall be
preserved aud maintained between the
State and the people thereof ; therefore
Be il enacted, That all monies hereto
fore paid and now iu circulation, the same
being genuine and not fraudulently issu
ed, shall bo receivable in payment of any
revenue that may be due to or demanded
by this State, provided that this act ap
plies only to the issues of the Bank of
The bill passed first reading.
The Augusta (Ga.,) Chronicle and Sen
tinel has information that tho United States
Government, through its District Attor
ney, will move a nolle prosequi on tho in
dictment against Foster Blodgett for per
jury committed in taking tho iron-clad
oath in the face of the fuct that Blodgett
had sought and held a military commission
in the service of the Confederacy dnring
the war.- Blodgett is a blatant 'Radical,
hence this act of mercy. .-. '
Tho Elections of 1359.
The following article, from the Louis.
villo Courier-Journal, v.ill, we think, be '
f. Hi nd t j contain much iufuuiation in re- j
gard l ) the status of the dill: rent parties, !
:.t:d it v. i;! 3 No be seen. f;o;n ''a.'il.f the
ar..!o, il. it .vu'r.il of the St..tes have iu
the i eon; ! r; v::s c!:..i:..i .1 ft. i.: , an.) arc j
1 - ; n-':r: - f. rw.iv,! puvr p. hiciplos, and
rlvi.-;. J ;;.-:!;. i' r i t il.lMi- i
tr Mi! T the g. 01:11100, t rii a good .-o'nid J
1 :; -i-. v 1 i.-li inu-t result 1 enclieial'v to all. I
I i ,s:.:ev tor 1:
llie l :st !
as am ays cai m u v. .1 .1 it a
IV.: i 'vitv t.) .;;in him.
rou. ember a sit;
to r; !!v
I :.r! v was a!
r . a : e I'.i..
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: it t:y i:
11. Nor b.av e :
in.; ovl.iiii (hat it j
it eleefe 1 a p. polar I
s-.ddicr to :
had strove- :.::-. - f.r 1 die-
t!:at t.iev i
wou'.d have j be .s;.::; sailing for at loa.-t i
two years. But ia !i h;.s :vot been the re-
-nl:. Tl.e elei :i ts ,.f d.i year are near-
ly ail over and wo ca:i now t;.ke a s'li vev
of the field. Ti,o v-ry lr.-st elect ion s':i' 1-
c! the v.eahuess of the national admi-.i'.s-ti-iti..n.
'I he contest in Virginia for Governor I
was between Walker, a conservative Be- j
publican, and Wells, a pro.scrii.tive Kadi
cal. It is well known that tho Adminis
tration greatly desired the success of the
latter. The former was elected l-v tweu-!
ty thousand majority. The Conservatives !
of the State also elected a majoriiy of 1
t oiiL'iessuHii, nnd mi overwl.chniio.' ma-1
jo: it; inthel.e.jh-latr.rc. The latter b,,dy j
have :ineo elected t.vo Conservatives to ;
the S'.-r.ate of tho United States. Tliee i
are bitter pills for ltadieal CongresMi:e;i I
to swallow, but they viil bavn to gulp j
them down as be,t they can. Tho Virgin- j
: ns havii.g complied villi the act id' Con- j
gross and the rc.uireuipnts of the I'n.si- i
dent, must bo r.di.iitiod to their rightful I
place iu the Union during the Ppproachiii!;
Iho result iu Ter.nesseo was ciieerin:: to
the f.-ioiids of civil liberty everywhere, and
especially to our down-trodden and or. 1
pree-e 1 neighbors. The K-andalou.t letters I
of B-utv.-ell t:ud Cie-wdl clearly th.,-.Ved
the animus of the administration: lot thev j
"idy made tho Coii.-crvtitive triumph iu j
1 eiitic se" the more complete. Never did
radicalism receive such a crushing defeat.
There is scarcely a grease-spot left. Not
a single Badical from the State in the pres
ent Congress can bo re-elected. The Leiris
lature now in ses.-ioii at Nashville will rub
out all the infamous enactments of 1 ho past
four years, and set the State on her old
lees again. Wo assure our Democratic
friends that they may have no fears of
Tennessee. Judge Cooper, who has just
been elected to the Senate of tho United
c tales, was for MeClellan in 18(5-1 and for
Seymour in lf-6 S. He is a conservative
man and dead out against Badieali.-m.
The Democrats swept over California
like a whirlwind. The probabilities are
that the republicans, or Badical?, will
never again bo able to mako a respectable
race in that State. We will simply add
that California went for Grant in 'titf.
It is useless to waste words on Vermont.
She is joined to her idols. Let her go.
Maine is an old Democratic State, but
she strayed off somo fourteen years ago,
and it may be that she will never return
to the fold. Still, we have hope. There
were favorable indications in the late elec
tions. The Badical majority was reduced.
Where there arc so many able, hard work
ing Democrats, they must take the prize,
sooner or later,
Tho Badieal crowing over tho late elec
tion in Ohio is conclusive evidence to our
minds that they were awfully fearful of
being beaten. They have eleeted their
candidate for Governor by a majority of
seven or eight thousand, a reduction of
their Presidential majority of more than
thirty thousand. A few more such victo
ries and they are undone.
Pennsylvania wcut for Grant by tweu-ty-five
or thirty thousand majority. At
tho late election Gov. Geary, the Badical
candidate for Governor, was re-elected by
less than five thousand. We have no fear
of the "old Keystone." She will soon take
her place in the Democratic column.
We can Fee no change in the politics of
Iowa. She is Badical to tho core, and it
docs seem that nothing short of an earth
quake or some great convulsion will be
able to move her.
Tho Liupire State has again raised her
voice. She speaks in behalf of the De
mocracy, and sends tho welcome news that
she has secured u Democratic majority in
both branches of lir Legislature a thin"
that has not happened before for fifteen
years. A, Democratic Governor and a
Democratic Legislature will be apt to in
terfere with Badical plans aud some most
iniquitous Badical legislation.
Tho lVniocrats of 31assuchusetts have
done nobly. They have reduced the ma
jority, one year ago, from seventy thous
and to r.bout twenty. In New Jersey ;ho
J'euMcrats have carried both branches of
the Legislature by tlieir usual nnjorit v
That State is lomocratio to the coro. Il
linois rv.d Wi-c.01 in h.tve gone l'epublt
can, but the peepl.i's ticket, composed of
republicans and Democrats, has trie. m pli
ed in Chicago by nn imnieuse majority.
Thus wo have faithfully run over the field'
i'ho re. nit of our exploration is, th.it it
only needs "a long pull, a . iroiig pull, and
a pull all together," ut the next election,
to s-.vecp Iladiealisni into a hopele-s mi
Mot. m A l.r.NoN, Mosp.oF., Co.,
Nov. 7th Ln(50. I
h'l.'oi Wo see in your paper
that vou have f-ugies'ed somo 11an.es
candidates for tho convention, that we
think will lo hi'lil this winter. It will lo
at. important lody and our lest moui
should be run for teats iu it
Vou Sweetwater jkoj.Io must noiorgi.
that there is somo other places and dis
tricts who have a voice in selecting a good
man. We have nothing to urge or say
against Bobt. Snead, I. T. Lenoir, N. 1'.
1 light. Maj. Gaines and James II. I'ickeU
that we bear spukcu of. They are all
u'ood men, but there are others in Monr
couoi jusi. as tuou, .uiu i.ui.iiuu ynu ,
valley, we have m this wnv, Jnx.11 Me-
Mnliiii, Col. Arch .Mason. Col. !. F :
ooiinsoo, j.. r.. 'iruiuu, j. 1.. Houston.
r 1... .. is i . , --i-.i t l, 11 . '
HKi.ll. . I'.. I..,h!l. .1 ', inn Ll.
T . ., ... . , , !
.lames A. e otl.ti, iukI many others w 01
will make good members. We v,.;nt the j
candidate selected fairly, and then we v. ill 1
satisfied, and give him a hearty support.
You have anion" von otbor toon. wi hn.nv !
.. 11 ..1 ... , 1 1 . . 1 : ' i
vLii, iu: n..e iiKiu.ii'u 10 is oae
by. For instance, Col. John B. i:i:;oy, a
man who no one could object to. Then j
we learn that our obi c itizen and friend,1
John ('. V:,n-doi i, , tiled in v. on- fmvn
No one in tho county would plea.-e the
boys of these hillsand hollows better than
him. He knows what the people want,
and would make a working member of the
convention. No man in the county could
come i.s near uniting our people in the
upper end cf Mm: roe county than bo. Bub
els, D.-iiinemt.:, Conservative-!, P.epnldi
cai:s. ami B.-.difai.i would all vote for liini.
I don't mean tho entire voting population,
but he can get more votes out of all par
ties, than any other one. Wc don't know
that he has any desire to run. Many of
bis friends want him for Sheria";i"aiu next''
Let who ever is our candidate bo
brought out fairly and we will bo satisfied.
Man v Voters.
The annual meeting of the Tennessee
State Teachers' Associ"ti"n, was held in
the capitol tit- Nashw . i.ist week. Quite
a number of teachers from different parts
of the State were present. The sessions
were interesting and harmonious. The
committee on Humiliations of officers for
the ensuing year made tho following re
port of nominations, which was adopted :
Fur President Ex-Governor Noill S.
I "if e Presidents One from each Con
1st District Bev. W. B. Backin, Chat
tanooga. 2d District Professor M. C. Butler,
3d District Hon. E. A. James, Chat
tanooga. 4th District lion. Win. Bosson, Mur
freesboro. !)th District Bev. W. B. McDonard,
D. 1)., Lebanon.
fith District Bev. Wra. 31ack, D. I).,
7th District Hon. J. It. Boach, Car
8tli District J. F. Heath, Esq., Mem
phis. Recording Secretary and Treasurer
M. C. Wilcox, Knoxville.
Corresponding Secretary II. S. Ben
Executive Committee Dr. J. B. Lind
sley, Nashville ; General John Eatou,
Memphis; Albert Boberts, Nashville.
The committee also recommended Nash
ville as the place of tho next annual
meeting, and the time, the first Wednes
day in November. The report was adopt
ed. In spito of the efforts of the conserva
tive press it cannot be denied that there
is a very strong disposition on the part of
the people of Mississippi to repudiate
Dent. There is s lurking snspicion on the
mind of the masse, which the best polit
cal management finds it hard to combat,
much less repress, that Dentism is merely
genteel carpet-baggery. This, allied to
the fact that tho Dent platform and the
Alcorn platform are pretty much identi
cal, and that Dont has not been able to se
cure the support of his "big brother-in-law,"
occasions a certain sense of disap
pointment, not. to. say disgust, which is
lively to be manifested by a very small
vote on election day..; It is to be regret-
ted that our conservative friends could not
l T.i -
homo. It begins to look as if tho Deut i
business wan a bad investment. !
Nashville, Nov. 5. The Senate met at
10 o'clock a. 111., Speaker Thomas in the
L11I troll's hilt, restoring thn'old charter
uf Knoxville, passed on third reading,
The House, met at 10 a
Caldwell introduce ! a bill to confirm
the bei,e of I be Naslmlle and Northwe.s- I
, There will be a lively fitiht over this
measure when it comes up for final action.
After a b iiL' and animated debate, tho
House refused to recede from its amend
i.ient to the Senate resolution to employ
counsel to represent tho mutter in the case
1 I tho I nitfd Slates vs. I lie hast, len
tv'ssee and (leor.'ia and V.:-1 Tennessee
and Virginia Baiiroads, tho Senate having
rejected said amendment.
Kenney, McCotiiiell, Jlefumtrhey, Slack,
I Slinip, Smith, Stephens and Wlnte were
tiiifni'j those: voting in tho nflirmativo, rum
M1Sth, Sc'ott, Spears, Snod.K-r-
ai'.d Yoktim, voting in the negative.
'To voto on tlie motion t recedo was,
nyes 15 ; nays 48.
The reason assigned by tho majority is
that tho roads are not in the hands id' tho
State, and that the companies evidently
want tlie State to bear tho oxpanso of tiie 1
McBatb introduced a resolution to tip- '
point a joint special committee to aster-
. . .
' t:l fill .'Kf.-HVfti o MTOOMTlt ofl'linol lllOll
I,,.,,,,,,;,,.; to the State, and the use to
which it has I con hi idled, and that the ;
Con, nt roller issue wairents for the school :
1 ..,.,..-. 1 , . 1 1
moiiev or :-i ,"s. one too ran rs e
nave cotui li.'o wiwi toe law.
,.. , t , i-n; . .1 .
Jihea ii.l rod oceii a oill lost rueting ttie
comuiittee on military i.fl'iirs to report a
bill to reoprauhto the militia on tho old
lie. Nov. (i.-
,.; H.uiso o-i
Coi.foretieo was ord. rni h v
resolution in re"a
nut conns.- tor tin Mate in too ease
the h'ast IVniiosseo .-iid Georgia and li i.-t
Tennessee and Virginia Railroads vs. the
,0 Senate were con-:
to ii-.-ttter.- or h eal interest.
banquet sriven at the Stacy House
!: lit. by Kx. Prc-idetit Join, son, to
er.- ot the Legislature, was gen-
f s e
I v tee nieiin-eis. Soeeeli-
;.:: ie by vari. i: members, and
.eli;:g ..lei eie.vii i ,!ii v reigned sr.- :
S".v!:i ( o.
Moi.di.v, Oct. K. I hc S.-nale met at
W n. in., Speaker I nomas in tlio chair, ! sole. iu taunig tlie cnair, no iielivereil
and a quorum presmt. j an address upon the importance of tlie con-
Mr. Clcmeutson presenteil a petition ! volition about to be called ami the nceos
iiskiiu' for the relief of Kli.-lia Talent from : sity of the people choosing their lost men
f"n payment of iJ.'HlO as security for Bull
l.ell, i, yioiiroo county. Betevred to II. II. Ingersoil was elceteo Secretary,
the Judiciary Committee. The chairman then offered a preamble
By Mr. Palmar A bill to limit the and resolution, which, on motion, was re
sessions of the General Assembly of the j ferred to a committee, composed of Mos-
Stato ot lenuessoe. I lie Lml provides that
the regular se.-.-mns shall not cxei'od one
hundred days, and called sessions not
more than forty days. Passed first reading
and referred to the Judiciary Couimitten.
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND nEADINfi.
To protect thecitiwtis of Hip State of 'lViim'ssee
iVniii being compelled ly law to n;.ain pay ilcMs
licrone'oi e due mid owing to the liaiik of Tcn
To unii'inl the charter of the Cnvolina Life In
surance I'eiap.iny of .Memphis. I'ussCil.
To clianre the line between tho counties of
I'liithi'i-tonl an 1 Itedionl. Passed.
To change the lino between Hawkins and
Mr. Cooper, of Davidson, o.Tcrrl a bill for the
l oaelit of the State ami county fairs, 'the lull trusi that he Will accept the nomination
exempts persons renting booths at tlie fair as a pledge of our fidelity and our confl-'r-.tiinld
horn tahiu-' out n license iluvinc the ,!Pneo iu bis hnnestv nhihlv n..,l inlom-Hi-
ilays of the exhibition. Passed first reading,
nnd refcrrcil to the Committee on Finance and
Wavs and Means.
'lhe Semite then took n short recess before
il-in; up the Convention bill, which was made
llie-bimciul order for 1 !:;;() to-day
The Convention bill was then taken up ami
discussed nt considerable length, but the Semite
ndjourmd without acting on the question.
There was no quorum, ami nothing was done.
The Rat of the Period A Fable.
Once upon a time there was a venerable
odd rat who had grown gray in searching
crumbs wherewith to keep him from star
ving, lie was a shrewd and sagacious old
rat, that lived as much bv takintr awav
from the little rats and mice whatever they j stmig'h outside the city of Now York,
found and eating it. before their eyes as bo j nearly :H,U00, and with a reduced major
did upon what he discovered himself. It ; of 20 ,000 iu tho metropolis they have
happened one day this wretchedly poor ! curried tho State by 20,000, a gain of 1 1,
old rat found iu a closet a fine cheese. He : 100 0V(-'r ,:lst y"r- t,r 'he Gist time in
was almost wild with delight, and fairly fifteen years, tho Legislature is Dciuucrat
duneed for joy. Ho kept his own counsel, ' i(J hoth branches.
however, and climbed to the topo'f it and 1 Massachusetts, which gave Grant 77,
imniediatciy ate a hole in it ami lay there 1)00 nmj"rity in 18G8, now gives the Be
siiugly ensconsed. He felt that 'ho was I publican candidate for Governor but 12,
comfortable for life and so took bis ease, i "00.
I lis friends, neighbors, and poor relations ! . Wisconsin, gives this year 8,000 Bepub
en til e in great numbers to see him, some to ' I'pan majority. Last year 25,000.
gratify their curiosity, and others to ask I New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois and West
favors. Whereupon he poked his head : Virginia have all heaily increased the
out of his hole and delivered a beautiful i Democratic vote of 18(58.
discourse upon the evils of idleness and a '-""ls 'iavc tne I'eople spoken. Above
want of thrift, and advised nil the rats j t'10 hiims of party rises the cry for a re
present to go to work and load sober, in- j f01'1" ' 'he Government. The people de
dustrious lives; that it would be wicked I nM 'ess taxation, restoration of financial
and criminal iu him to encourage them in I inoss, and integrity iu the affairs of the
doing nothing by allowing any of them
even to come about Ins cheese, much less
in giving them any of it. He concluded
his speech with somo excellent advica to
the young us to the necessity of getting on
iu life. Some poor blind mice that were
prescnt havi ' ,ed to w he assured
tLe:u of his dep.mpttth and gave them
his blessing and retired. -
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Washington, Nov. 5. Tho report of
the Comptroller of the Curreuey will urge
a radical change in the ' banking law,
wheiet'jr ' tl.e system will be 'open to-all
who furnish tho necessary securities.
The Postmaster GenersiUias ordered a
new building to he'seleoted for tho post-
ifiiee in Nashville, the present ono being
unequal to tho demand of services.
The contingent tund of the House be
"ng exhausted, tho sub-commit too on elec
tions decline vi.-itinir South Cuiolina. Tho
that State will be investigat
ed soon after the meetiin; of Congress.
Bevcnue receipts to-day, over half a
Borers has been appointed collector of
customs at St. Marks, Floiida.
The customs from the oth to the 'JOth,
inclusive, wore over three millions. ,
New York, Nov. G. Gov. Hoffman, an
swering the question, "What the Demo
crats intend to d.) with their vietorv," said
the "IViuocrats proposed making tho Leg
islature hone:.t and to use it for promoting
the interests of the mass of the people,
which tho radicals have not done. We
propose to abolish such laws as infringe
upon the rights of localities and secure
tjuon tho right to govern themselves. The
new Legislature, howeverwill lml be rad
ical. It is liroooscd to show to tho State
and country that tho Democracy can be
an moderate iu victory as patient under
The bank weekly statement is remark-
Mo. The legal tender reserves are lower
. 1 1 I . 1 . 1 . . - .
tlian lor a long time, ami toe loans aio 111-
: ereaseu a minion mm tnreo quaiiers. ine
specie is incieaseil Uiree quarters 01 a
mi'H-'li. I'ho ciivr.hition increase is fitty-
two iliousaml. llio Ueposits increase 1.
"hi m u... ... -o.-,
The letial tender de-
- 1 mi- .
two i:ii(i a ijoarier uiimous.
(-5. Mr. Peal
.'ally regiettcd. The News says,
ihodv was ii"t a man nf impulsive
or eiiiotioii.il li.:iie"leiic', l.ut rather j n u-ei-o:s,
widely-spread benilieence. His
li'ooiali'v was not po.-t h unions. He gave
troiii his own ;ib.taiioe and did not sur-reud.-r
what death wre-ted from him. His
servii-. s Imt ii to hi- li-itisc lai.d and ailopt-
eo cuiim y, iuo
roiriii.:-:d in social lettei.-
and the thanks
in l.aesin:: his
.ilv, does not la'ed. .t learn from
the Coli-'ein.ne nieii ol I lisine,-how to
gain nioncy. m.-cire- r may teach them
liov- ii niav In' i iseiV
J '.! e'er t!:0 ;o 1 ;.. 11 10 III Ml t ot court j
Monday i'o 'ii, Nov. 1st, ;i in.-otiug of the I
eiti.-.ees or' t ' reel:" eu'iul v was called, and,
Mai. John McGaiisrln-V wins chosen to lire- j
j as delegates. At the close of the address,
. srs. II. II. Ingersull, .James lo'itton, Imlit
M. McKce.I. C. Dohsonaud I. C. Duke
The committee retired, ami after a brief
absenef reported back to the mooting the
following preamble and resolution, with a
motion to adopt the same.
Whereas, It is probable that a conven
tion will soon bo ordered by tho people,
to amend our State constitution, in which
it is highly important that the people
should be represented by their best men;
Bes.dved, That Andrew Johnson is the
choice ol the people of Greene county to
represent us in said convention; and we
On motion it was ordered that the
reeneville papers bo requested to publish
; the proceedings of this meeting in their
next issue. After which tho convention
adjourned. John McGaliiev, Pres.
II. II. Ingersoll, Sec'y.
New York State, which gave Seymour
a majority of 9,U00, now gives the Demo
cratic ticket an average majority of 20,
000. The city of New York polled 20,
000 less votes than last year. These were
a loss to the Democrats, whose majority
ofGl,000in 186K, in tho metropolis, is
now but 40.000. The Bepublican vote in
the rural districts has largely fallen off.
The Democrats have increased tlieir
The Constitutional Convention elected
in Illinois last week, is pretty evenly divi
ded. It is reported to be composed of 42
Bepublicans, 40 Democrats, two Conserva
tives and one independent. The indepen
dent will probably become an important
personage, as lie is likely to hold the bal
ance of power.
From the New York Sun.
A New York Gambling Hell.
The twenty-sixth-street gambling-houso
has organized a campaign forthe winter
on an original and comprehensive system,
after tho Baden-Baden school. The houso
is but a few doors west of Broadvay,and not
far from the ariotocratio St. James Hotel.
It is a five-story brown stouo front, and ii
occupied by a score of tho card frnterniry.
Women, elegantly dressed, flutter in and
out its doois. During tho early eveuing
the flutter of silks ami laces and the shim
mer of jewels grow inoft brilliant. These
women are what are termed by gamblers
elegant cappers. They inveigle many
wealthy victims into this gambling deu.
One-half the number of men at this
houso are young and handsome men,
dressed iu tho richest of clothes. They
pretend to represent scious of Fifth Ave
nue and other aristocratic neighborhoods.
These young men have engaged day board
for the winter in up-town fashionable
boarding-houses ono in each. The oldest
of the crew'aro men who have traveled
extensively. Five of them have been run
ners for New York, Philadelphia, Boston
and Cincinnati wholesale houses. They
have a more extended circle of acquain
tances than any other class of men on the
continent. They know thousands of coun
try merchants who visit New York to pur
chase goods, ami the piles of each. These
have day board at the hotels, and, like
their companions, are agents of thisgunib
A sfjuare of faro, keno, roulette, monte
or rouge ct noir is not played at this
houso. Gamblers not interested in the
game nro not allowed there. Tho associ
ation is a combination gambling ring".
Their runners obtain access to nil circles
of society. How they effect that it is not
necessary to explain ; but they 'manage it
to perfection. They are at all the grand
receptions, and thsir lady companions aro
from niroi'ir the families of tho niillionairs.
If ttio young lady has a brother who com
mands reaily money, she is a favorite with
the young ineui Their system for mak
ing ni'nuMiiitanoos ia so perfect that they
become the best known men in the city.
They lounge in tho parlors of their re
spective hoarding houses after dinner, and
mingle with the bor.rdors. They arc ask
ed out with rich men, and ask rich gentle
men out with them. Then, as if by acci
iloi t, as they converse on Now York life,
ontiibling hells are spoken of. Just a look
into sumo of tho must elegant ones some
night is suggested mid agreed upon. They
go to the Twenty-sixth street house, of
course. The stranger is not asked to play.
1 1 1.' sees a h-ilf-dozon fine appearing men
at the table toying will) ivory chips. Oth
ers occupy iiiagnilieent settees anil chairs.
Lovury surrounds the apartments, and in
stead of a "hid!," as tho new visitor has
illumined, he finds an abode of elegance,
lie i.- offered a seat near tho table. Ho
looks on and sees men accumulating stack
after stack of white, blue, roil nnd black
chips and changing them in for money. He
is irrosistably drawn to tho table. If ho
plays, he loses as long as he lays his mon
ey down. Those whom he sees playing
and winning aro members of the fraterni
ty. The money they win is passed in
again, ami so the game runs on.
Those who operate with country mer
chants accompany them when they pur
chase goods, win their favor, and are ta
ken with them to their brilliant gambling
hells. Not an honest card is turned. A
number of the associates of this house may
be seen on the corners of Twenty-sixth
street and Broadway during the sunny
afternoons. They are the dealers and older
cappers. They wear diamonds and a pro
fusion of jewelry. They occupy seats near
the windows at the Hoffman ami St James,
and crowd respectable people off the walks,
'lhe young men who intrude snake-like
into higher society are never seen in
company with gamblers ; but at Central
Park, tho theaters, and first-class balls,
they may always bo found.
The Radical doctors don't quite agree.
The N ew York Tribune says "the Massa
chusetts election was complicated by all
manner of side issues and unlimited bolt
ing," while the Philadelphia Press main
tains it was a noble vindication of the pol
icy of Grant's administration.
Sfientific & Classical Institute,
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Hh ' " " " " $20.00
Contingent Fee, $1.00
The Contingent Fco and half the Tuition are
riiiiircd in nilvnnco.
ltoiinl in families, S2.00 to $2 50 per -week,
including washing, &c. -'
The next tension begins on Monday, the 30th
of Augu-t next.
The rooms and furniture are being painted
and fitted up in the best style. -
Arrangements hnvo been effected to procure
apparatus to iUustrute instruction in the leading
brunches of Natural Seiencc.
The Text Books nro tho latest and most popu
lar in we. .
Instruction in this Institution is intended to
bo fully up to the requirements of the age, both
in neither and mani 2r. july 1 tf. '
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