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i' lo t li e iiml fccil our nriny llint innjr, mi l in
all pidlinliilily will, bt Ifl rxitencn tWthfl
months horlc, or ow n for ft longer lime.
The. press, as the conservator mid watch
IBM Of ftfedoin, inn! flmul upon the battlc
inontfl of the temple of liberty and cry aloud
to tho defondcra of our couutry, and warn
them of every ipproaollfng danger.
There is a danger threnteniug us more
potent tUan the bullets of mi miiicil foe, or
the universal hate of a combined and power
ful enemy. We allude to the provision ques
tion. Wo do not mean to sny we have not
enough for the present emergency, or for the
next twelve mouths ; hut now is the time to
look further ahead, and penetrate the dim
vista of the future, and see what is necessarv
to be done in view of what our wants may bt
at that distant day. Now ij the time to sow
down an immense number of broad acres of
wheat, barley, oats end rye, for future con
sumption, for the army as well as for those
who are dependent by nnson of the presence
of their protectors in the army of the conn
try. We see it stated in several of our neigh
boring papers that there nre those in their
respective counties who intend that their
lands shall lie idle and their labor remain
unproductive. This is not as it should be.
No patriot should, or will, remain idle in
these ' days that try men's souls." A thous
and famishing tongues will cry out and con
demn such a course of conduct. Though the
star of hope maybe momentarily obscurod
by the clouds of adversity, the rainbow of
hope still spans the heavens, aud the beacon
light of promise looms on the horizon.
Then, let no one fold his hand in apathy
and trust he will not be held liable for the
talents and the privileges intrusted to him.
Let each aud every planter sow every acre
possible in small grain, and make prepara
tions to plant a full crop of corn, potatoes,
peas, etc., etc., to support themselves, and
have a large surplus to spare the govern
ment and those who have no lands to sow.
Those who neglect this great duty are but
cuuiberers of the ground, and deserve nought
bat to be cut down and cast out.
Let each planter or husbandman in tho
country regard himself as . the party to whom
the exhortation is expressly directed to think
not of failure in our great cause, but to bend
every energy to the production of another
crop, confident that the God of liberty, jus
tice aud right is on our side, and will vouch
safe our fina) success and independence.
We hope this subject will be canvassed
amongst the planters, and one universal
determination adopted to do their whole
duty in this matter. They will be rewarded
by the consoling reflections that they have
done their duty as patriots and benefactors
of mankind if not in the more tangible form
of clear profits. The nation needs and ought
to hare their services, and they should be
given with cheerfulness and alacrity.
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bfltjfl intelligence of tin opriiiliiiiii of tb
Kedarall, under Wmbliiirrif, in Iho Tei ha I
ooiintn lli Wblt In" in killed, wotimlad
nnd prisoner, i7T. (BdMMMI 7th captured
itlmont entire.
Dispatch from Knnxvillo of the 17th gives
some dot. tils of lliirnsidc fl tctreut to that
oily dJ Uondrtl morning. lie e nrunted I.e
noii'H, but owing to th Mtfg'J '.'itli which
the rebel pursuit WM ktpt up, be came into
lint' of battle at Campbell's Station, where n
light etisued, la-lmg from late iu forenoon
until dark. Bnttoy finally succeeded in
Hanking our men (Yankees), driving them to
cover of their butteries, which Opened terrific
fire, before which rebels retired mid fell bnejk
to the river. They afterward! brought up
three bnttcri., mul liuruside moved back to
more desirable position, and again gave them
battle. Contest closed at night ; our troops
(Yankees) in possession of their own ground
dQring the nij;ht ; fell back, and reached
Knoxville early Tuesday morning. Yester
day rebel advanced guard attacked our out
posts ; heavy Skirmishing all day to-day.
Attack ensued in afternoon : rebels brought
forward a heavy force of infantry, charged
our position, and a terrible band to hand
conflict occurred, our men compelled to fall
back about one-third of a mile to second line,
which thoy hold to-night. General Sanders
commanding outposts, severely wounded.
Our loss in the light, two or three hundred.
To-day not more than 1 70. Eotmy's loss,
about 1000. Another dispatch, dated 19lh,
says, Rebels have completely invested Knox
ville. AaiMMPOV, Nov. 23. Various rumors about
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nil art ! amanrt an ael rntltlail an art In ral' and
raimi a iiith una ni"rnmii.i aeii .luiiirar law .i
IbM Hale, appioti'd January In, I Ita dapn i n
forie I il . i a i" i ail il In in llir tnlila ml
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norsi: or iikpherkntativfji.
Nati hiiay, Nuvemlier 14, iNtiS.
Vr Unaliaw in ui il I" liiki' nil tlia Henato bill In
1 1 nlny tbeaalary of (iovernor, which , d
It'll wn read twice, anil the Hnile went Into com
miltOH nt tho wlittle. Tho cnnimlttea lepotied la
favor of the bill. Anendrnenta offered hut reject
i d by yi'UH, 41,; i.i-.a, IU. Hill piiaaed.
M-..NATE.
Moniiav, November 10, lnfi.1.
MrHiiHonton from a select ciynimtttoa nijimtiil
an amandment to the bill, rceonnnoiulinjr Congrehs
to a p paint an agent to adjust Impressment clnims.
Mr I.uckelt was added to the committee ot the
Jiiiliciaiy.
A ineshiige was received from the lloiiie. innoane
inpr it' ii'iidineaa to proceed to the inauguration of
the (biveiuur elect. The Semite forthwith repaired
to the Hall of the Hoase, but on motion of Mi
Ucltae. ciiaii man of the eommittceof arrugements,
the Inaugural ceremonies were condocted in the
portion of the Court HaiMM, whither the nenatori
and Qopreaentallvea repaired, nnd where the Inau
gaiatlon el t!eu. Clark took place.
tho occupation of Knoxville by our forces,
coming in, but. nothing Official. Two thous
and Federals reported to have passed Itogers
ville, and five regimcuts through Jacksboro,
cn route for Kentucky. Our forces very ac
tive in front.
RlOBMOWD, Nov. 23. The following has
been received at the War Department to
night: Missionary Kidgc, Nov. ma. lo Gen.
Cooper : We hold all the roads leading into
Knoxville, except one, between Holston and
French Broad. Gen. Jones very close to that.
Enemy's cavalry almost broken up, and Gen.
Wheeler cut off his trains from Cumberland
Gap to Knoxville.
(Signed.) BRAXTON BRAGG.
Richmond, Nov. 23. United States dates
of 21st, inclusive by flag of truce boat to
night. Nothiug later from Knoxville, on ac
count of telegraphic communication being
interrupted. Brownlow in a dispatch from
Barboursville, Nov. 18th, says, figtjgftg all
around Kuoxville. European dates uninter
esting. All quiet in front at Chattanooga.
Gold in New York on Thursday, was 153.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mom'aY. November 10, lPfi3.
Tho rece-'s xniied. and the clerk Informed the
Semite that the Houae was ready to inaugurate the
Governor elect.
The two Houses proceeded to the portico for the
purpose of witnessing the inarg0rat)fl4.
Tho Sergeant Rt-Artnn announced the Governor,
who, being conducted to the Clerk's desk by the
President of the Senate and Speaker of the House
after prayer by the Rev. C. K. Marshall, delivered
his inaugural address, after which the Hon. James
Drane, President of the Senate, administered the
oath of office.
Fkom Nohth Gcokgia anp Tknnkser. Major
Long, of East Tennes.-ee, wa ni rented by Iturnside
some time airo, and condemned to he hung. It was
alleged that he was recruiting within the Federal
lines. When Col. ( lift was captured he was thus
engaged in this business, (icn. Bragg at once dis
patched a messenger to Burnslde, with the assur
ance that if Major Long was executed. Col. Clift
would sutTer the same fate. While Col. Clift was
uuder this sentence, his son, one of the bravest men
in the Southern army, visited him. The meeting is
described as extremely touching. The father bow
ed his head in sorrow and shame, and uttered not a
word; the son gave him hla hand, Stating that a
fathomless abyss now separated them, and that he
could only bid him adieu and ask God to pardon his
betrayal of his State. Tho answer of Burnsfde to
the demand of Bragg was, that he had not heard of
Major Long. The inference is that Long has al
ready been executed, and . it is probable that Col.
Clift is doomed.
Wanted to Buy,
AT this Office, a good Cook, Washer and
ti. Ironer ; also, an active negro boy, 14 or
15 years old. Oct. 31
Latest from the Front.
We extract the following from a letter received
" from the front" :
." A letter jast received from Texa3 states, that
about 10 days ago, Hens. Dick Taylor and Green
had a fight with Gen. Banks, in Louisiana, in which
oar army captured 1100 prisoners and four batter
ies of artillery. Our loss, 100 killed, wounded and
missing.
The Federal cavalry raid up Beer creek has re.
turned. No damage done. ALoal 1500 Federals
at Skipwith's Landing, 12 miles above Lake Provi
dence, where they are erecting mills of some kind.
All quiet in the front. Big Dlack and the Yazoo
very low."
Confederal Loan in England. The
London Herald of Oct. 1, in speaking
of (he Confederate Loan in England, re
marks thus :
"The Confederate loan was, on Sept.
30th, quoted rather firmer in the ad
vanced hours of business, viz : 28 to 26
discount ; very late it was even better
than this price. A variety of small in
vestments are being made, which are
giving strength to the quotation, and
now the loan may be considered as fully
paid up, it is probable a further advance
may take place.
Saddle and Harness Repairing.
AM. GURLEY will do all he can, at his
residence, one mile South-west of Can
ton, applicants furnishing materials as far aa
possible.
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i4 raeaiyia and ralm judgmanl The agamjr . f
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i.f miliary ei.nis, ami ilia aaf.iy 1 tba
Hia'a ftotfteJi riot upon i ha wia.lorti f .
I"giiima' guanliana, but upnn i, k i I
and pormeaa r.f Ihi MlMltf.
lb" iial by arms may ilecida which
tf ibf ditpulanis are ihn strongr r, btJl
not whieli is In Ilia right. Ilia due that
ll f r:iii.rinnneM nf n jual rmim will in
ntmi. ibn martial apirit anil IfofcMM on.
diiranea, and lima, indirectly, it may b
aiini Hint Iha elemenia df aiicr'e are
wills til righteous. Hut iIi-m the In
iimph will not have been achieved by
ihe force of arm, but by the nriion of u
mural power, which a (HI Id blV I. ml an
eijtial influence upon the rostilt of in-gu-tiniion.
If we admit lliat. thert' ii inipirttiofl in
a just causa, bow can w aocinint, ex
cept lo our prtiddiav, for (hi unflagging
IphI, the Itoad'til purpose, ti e vnlr. fot
litude and fnilurariCL' of ii Rnottw
against nil iho mighty phfllcKl odill in
favor of the North ? None will deny ilia
nsl preponderance of northern numbers,
wealth and war material. In point of
courage nnd moral nliribnles, (hern ii
no perceptible disparity. There must be,
then, same influence (hat strengthens
the South or weakens the Norih, to
explain the fact that after nearly three
years of active warfare, piosecuted by
the Administration with the intensity of
fanaticism, our great armies have been
baffled, our fleets repulsed, and the ene-
my confirmed and strengthened in the
spirit of resistance to a degree that ren
ders their annihilation the evident con
dition ol their subjugation.
It cannot be said that the Got'etn
ment has made no thorough application
of the resources of the country, for war
fare furnishes no parallel to the complete
ness and extent of the armies, navies and
general machinery of war .that have been
used in this undetermined struggle.
That influence which lias made null all
our past efforts, is one which intensifies
as the strife proceeds, and will always be
found equal to any physical force that
we can bring into 'he field. It is the
soul of enlightened manhood, which, al
though it may be cowed in individuals,
can never be conquered in a people. It
may fail in aggressive, but never in defen
sive warfare. Where the issue is some
question that effects only the dignity or
interest of a naticn, it may yield its point
to physical superiority ; but when it ta
aroused lo the vindication of the principle
of political existence it is indomitable.
No enlightened people, educated to free
dom, have ever been essentially subdued.
Their territory may have been overrun.
their armies destroyed and their capitals
occupied by invaders, but they have al
ways preserved the spirit of nstional in
dependence which, however' shackled,
awaits the hour of its redemption.
If our statesmen would but give their
intellects some respite from preoccupa
tion upon the military situation, they
might appreciate how futile must be the
attempt to subjugate the will of such a
people. What signifies the conquest of
tbeir territory if the spirit of repugnance
to political companionship with the North
ia unrestrained ? We have to conquer
physical resistance, which has thus far
defied oar utmost efforts ; and which,
being conquered, will give us but so
many disaffected provinces to be con
trolled by military agencies, to the de
struction of our republican institutions.
We have urged suspension of hostilities,
chiefly because we are assured that states
manship is paralyzed by civil strife
and fails to consider the true solution of
the political problem. Let reason have
its opportunity, and there is heart
aid brains enough in either section to
hear its counsels and abide by its decisions.
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