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Knoxville, Tenn., July 26, 1865.
PUBLIC- 3IEETIXG IX KKOXVILLE!
Hon. Horace Marnurd Nominated for
A lrg and enthusiastic tooting was held in the
Coiirt House in Knoxville, u yesterday, :5th inst.
Several counties were represented.
Charles Morrow, Esq, of Knox county, was called
U the Chair, and Will. S. Hall appointed Secretary.
The Chairman explained the object of the meet
ing to bo the nomination of a candidate to represent
the Td District in the Congress of the UniUd States.
Capt. Wm. M. Alexander, of Roane county, and
Willkni Homer, of Knox, made forcible speeches in
advocacy of the administration of President John
son and the State administration.
These gentlemen declared that there was an al
to; universal desire upon the part of the loyal
m s; this District to bo represented in the next
Congress bv the Hon. Hoeace Mayxake. This
declaration was received by the large audience with
w-huaiaslic applause ; whereupon Mr. Maynard was
Laminated by acclamation. On motion of William
Homer, a committee was appointed to wait upon
Mr. Maynard, who was at his residence at the time,
sid request Lis acceptance of the nomination. This
committee consisted of Capt. Wm. M. Alexander, of
Roane, Chairman; Dr. O. F. Hill, Elijah Dunn,
Capt. M. D. Bearden, and Capt. Thos. McNish.
During the absence of the committee, an able
speoch was delivered by Dr. Beriah Frazier, of
Knox, candidate for State Senator from Knox and
Rdane. Dr. Frazier advocated the administration
;f President Johnson and Gov. Brownlow, and in
forcible terms, urged the people to labor for the
faction of Horace Maynard for Congress. The
jaiincnt nines- of Mr. Maynard as a representative
m Cjngress was dwelt upon at some length. Dr. F.
paid u high tribute to the unselfish patriotism and
statesmanship of their nominee, ilr. Mayuard, he
declared, was a man of national reputation, whoe
liue talents, long experience in the national councils,
.nd spotless record for loyalty, woul i enable him to
acwDipliah more for the interests of thu State and
Dioiriot than any man who could be selected. The
upp!a.i..-o with which the remarks of Dr. Frazier
vara reccivede, videneed that every man in the large
audience had as high an appreciation of our distin
guished folio w-cilir ens as the Doctor himself.
Bofure the conclusion of Dr. Frazier'a speech, the
iliz. Hones Maynard. accompanied by the coui
il'.eti, entered ths court room. Mr. Maynard'sap
pciiiaiice was thrt signal of enthusiastic and universal
XLe audience uiuse and thundered the name of
May-ard, whereupon Mr. M. ascended the Judge's
bench and delivered a logical and eloquent address.
ChdiT aiVji cheer wn-1 elicited by his patriotic snd
M; Mavnard djcinrcd that ho had not desired a
iaui. iii th: ncit Hou;o of Representatives, but he
did no; ju-.tihed in longer resisting the appeals
t.; Llm from cv jiy part of the District, to become a
:nd:da'- He told the people that they would not
vj'.j for i'.:n Tuisuuderitauding his position on any
uestioL As a guarantee of what they might ex
port from hiu;, if elected, he referred them to his
record during the sis. years he had served in Con
g:e:s. and particularly the course he hud pursued
svjwed hiuis-.'lf n supporter
of the administration
j: Andrew John-on, .r.d th
gjvornm-jiit of Tennescc.
S"e houIu be gld to give something like a full
import of Mr. Maynard s speech, but have not the
-uacc Our i spur was made up and ready for the
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yri when tho meeting was held, aud we hae de- J
l;ivtl the publication of our paper several hours to )
publish this report, and the Circular of Mr. May
.ard tj the voters ol this District.
xVj usk for Mr. Mayuard's Circular the careful
j cr-bitl ;' v.-r kynl man in the I'd Congressional
Te the Voters of the Second Congres
sional District or Tennessee.
I have this day accepted a numiuaucn as a caudidate to
rej;resnt you in tbe next Coures?. It had been my pur
' po tot to enter the cuui aii. Fur the past two months I
have beeD abseut from the State. Returning, I meet an
eiprs-MOU if -eutimcBt that furbiJs me to decline the
naminstiou made by meu wlwre fpiuions aud wishes I
tuve not been accustomed to dUrcimrd. The time to tbe
lection, August 3J, is too ;hort to allow me to visit the
difereut parts of the district, much It? to assemble the
psople for addrot;. IuJetd. I can bitnlly suppose it to be
necessary. You already know me either personally or by
reputation. My eeutTil course of life, my conduct during
.v - . fi .r. T figm uln'ii1v c.rvrH YtiU.the Dart T hfivt ti -
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kn during the reecnt strostflc fur National exitteuc", could
Larily be commended to increased favor or diminished
CtUfure, by any profesins made jut upou the eve of an
If ekcl'-'il, it iuul be as uu unwavering friend of the
National -;overnui'Dt aud ef the present administration.
F resident Johnson u enpiiseJ 'u the arduous work of resto
ring civil government in the seceded States. He needs the
support of the friends of the luiou everywhere. In Coii-jre.-s
cr out of it,he shall have mine. Ciue.-tious of finance,
revenue, ligation, currency, w ill arise. I vi ill endeavor to
meet them as my be-t judfouent may dictate Our foreign
relations, also. Iu a word, I will labor to restore our State
as early as practicable, into her former harmonious rela
tions with the General overumeut, aud then to secure for
cur people indemnity for their property, lost for the benefit
f the Government aud it- brave defenders in the progress
tf tho war. Your toCb, and graiu, and timber, aud other
troperty hu e been taken for army purposes. Insufficient
voucher.-, ofteu uo vouchers, ere given. Legislation iu
thfci behalf is neee-sary.
I wish to detract nothing fruiu the merits of olher cau
diiatas, onie of whom, by gallant service, have already,
indeed, placed themselves beyond the reach of detraction.
Tor your past repeated support, I tender you my thanks.
Iu the future, I hoi, whether iu public or in private life,
to 13 aiscuanse uuu-s oi a ieiiow-eui?en a; (,. secure i
v.jur coutiuueu eohfiJeiie. and esteem.
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The Congressional Race.
Vttii very recently thore has been four candidates Ibr
Cviigress in this I'istricu vU: Mr. Wells, ot MoMiuu,
CoL L. C- Hosk, ct'Aad-rsou. 'ol. R. K. Pvrd, uf Roane,
and ilsj- Gen. J-jscph A. Cooper, of Campbell. We have
refraiatd frou: tukicg ituy jari in the '-onlesi be
Ciuie ali tho gcnlleuiou un aud havo ever been w.-onJi-t'v-izl
l uiou men, supporting the Administration of
AbrsiisJii Lincoln, and ef President Juhnson and Gov.
Srjwnhivt. Three of thu gentlemen have periled thoir
lives oi; the field of battle, npholding the fia of our
Cui.u:ry. All the candidate; are our personal as well as
pjli-ka friends. We, therefore, have bad no inclination
f . lueJdi.- in the election or make war on any of the
eatdidaies, and have none nw. so far as the gentlemen
tiu-ei axe concerned.
Recently, & fifth candidate has been annouiced. u :
Frederick HcUkell, of Knox county.
TLb gentleman it well known to the ciLueus ol most,
if sot all the counties of this Concessional District.
I at many years Le has beeu iu priv ate life. For se e
r&J years a rer resentative from this county in the Sena
te rial branch of the Legislature. In HVi, Mr. Heijkell
aiited the leading paper in East Tennessee, and continued
in this t'lmneti years.' In politics he was a 'Whig.
Be took a bold stand for the preservation of our govern
ment when this rebellion was inaugurated. Personally
car relations have been vf the most friendly character.
I; is t.i, therefore, anj lrsonal satisfaction to us to uke
part against him. Ou the cuiitrary, we regret that he
tfcS pursued such a course ks to eompel! us to zealously t
cf pise his election. Our reasons for opposing Mr. Heis- !
kelT election we will frankly and briefij 6tale : j
1st. He was a sympathizer of the men whe assembled
Chicago to nominate the great military humbug of the
age, George B. McClehan, in opposition to Abraham Lin
coln. j. Mr. HeLskell is up ported by all the rebels and
copperheads cf the city cf Knoxville and this District, so
at uf e Lave beard au expression of opinion. These
Are redone sufficient k justify every loyal man in oppo
sing on prinviftle Mr. Ileiskell's election.
If elected, he would, in all probability, array himself
a-ttiost the radical Uaion majority in Congress and affili
ate with tbe copperhead -democratic minority. Does, any
- - '.- T ' n e3 V"lsr? be nov'.d cssrt nr,v ic(!u i,cs
Uktriet might suffer freat lotiws. Several mihwa duTutrs
are duo th pecpU of Est Tbdom Tor stock, grata &aa
other specie cf property taken by the agents of the Fed
eral Government for which the people liaTe not been
paid anything. II'
Would Mr. HeiskeU, J an enemy of the radical Cion
majority in Congress, have any influence in having bis
eonstituents remunerated for their losses ? We y not.
Therefore, from principle and policy we warn the ltyl
men in this District to guard agsinrt the election of Frede
rick S. HeiskelL
Mr. Hebkell'i circular appears in our paper this week.
It abounds in "glittering generalities." He declare
himself loyal to the government of the United States.
Every copperhead in the Bute can do the same. Besides
this there is nothing in his circular except a pleJge to ex
ert himself to have the people remunerated for the proper
ty taken from them by the United States authorities. As
we have alreaJy stated, Af' ujiliatio'licith the copperhead
parly Kill reader kirn potctrCeet for good in tftit retpect.
Mr. Hebkell ta general term; says in his circular that he
supports the administration of President Johnson. This
declaration amounts to little. He may support the Presi
dent in some measures and oppose him in other questions
of vital importance to the voters of. this Congressional
District "He who is forewarned is forearmed.' If
the people suffer from the election of Mr. U;iekell it is
not onr fault.
' Without fear, partiality, or prejudice'' we have soun
ded the note of alarm. Il is for them to take warning
and act, remembering that "eternal vigilance it the
price of liberty."
Stokes and Hood.
From numerous subscribers to our paper in the 3d
District, we have the most gratifying accounts of
this contest between CoL W. B. Stokes, Union, and
J. R. Hood, rebel, candidates for Congress.
A more unreliable and inconsistent man than J as.
R. Hood never aspired to a seat in Congress. His
inconsistency and unreliability are so glaring that
many rebels whe are not disfranchised will not vote
for him, though he is the rebel candidate. The
rebels of Nashville, who advocated thehaBgingand
imprisonment of East Tennessee Union men, are
the advocates of Hood's election.
lhereDclsol Hamilton county, who knou; him
better than the Nashville rebels, will hardly vote for
him, for the following reasons :
While Grant's army was at Chattanooga, he was
radical, for the purpose of selling his little hand'
organ, the Gazette, to the soldiers. Then he wanted
to hang nearly all the rebels, and banish or imprison
those not executed.
Now there are no Northern men at Chattanooga
to purchase his little hand-organ, which never had
any influence with the people of East Tennessee,
and very little circulation.
Before he aspired to a seat in Congress, he was an
ardent admirer of Sumner and Wendell Phillips.
This was to retain the post office at Chattanooga.
For the purpose, therefore, of securing the aid of
men of the school of Sumner, he was an open ad
vocate of " negro suffrage,' declaring that a loyal
black man had a letter right to vote than any white
man who had been, disloyal." He was at Nashville
during the battle between Hood and Thomas, and
iu his letters to his paper delivered himself of bright
wrought eulogies on the "chivalry'- of the gentle
men of color.
Now that he is appealing to the rebels of several
couuties for their votes, he has no sympathy for
': Sambo." Sambo can't vote, and Hood thinks ho
never can, therefore he has no sympathy with him.
If he should be elected by the rebel vote, he would
betray them in a week after his election, if he could
make it hie interest to do so. He would appoiut a
negro overseer for every rebel in the State.
Hood's competitor, Col. Stokes, is a true and con
sistent man. He has never, for a moment, been dis
loyal, all the lying statements of his enemies to the
contrary notwithstanding. We trust Col. Stokes
will be elected by an overwhelming majority.
leT Loyal men of all the Congres
sional Districts or East Tennessee,
register and vote on the 3d of August.
Some good men, who have always been loyal, object
to registering their names by the name of a rebel.
We trust that no Union man, from this cause, will
fail to register and vote. Remember that the inter
ests of yourselves, families, and country, are at
stake, bend to Congress, by large majorities, radi- j favor of universal tuti'rage. We do not join in this
cal Union men, and you may expect that your righta I cry, nor do we favor this theory of suffrage. In
will be respected. Send a man like Hood, who has j stead of extending the franchise, it ought to be cur
arrayed himself against the Union majority of Con- tailed; and for our part we are free to say that men
gress and the loyal States, and who neither has tal
ents nor influence, and you need not eipect any
thing from the loyal men of the Jorth.
Tennessee Restrictions Removed.
We are pleased to see it announced in the tele
graphic dispatches from Washington, that more re
strictions upon trade in Tennessee have been re
moved, by order of the Secretary jf the Treasury.
The shipment of arms, ammunition, grey uniforms
and grey cloth is allowed to and from the State. It
supply the people at once with powder, lead, shot ,
and caps, as well a with squirrel guns and fowling
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pieces. 1 hev are needed, and will not, it is presum-
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ed, be used improperly by the cituens. A law of the
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btate, enacted just before the Legislature adjourned,
authoriies loval citizens to carry their private arms
for self-defense. It is therefore but right that they
should have the privilege of purchasing ammuni
tion. Lumber Wanted.
Lumber is remarkably high in this market, and
green when obtained. Many are deterred from
making improvements on this account. The coun
try is well timbered, and water power can be had j
in every neighborhood. Will not some enterprising t
men undertake to supply the demand for lumber ?
A ereat nianv new buildings are bound to ijoupdu-
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ring the uex.1 year in this town, and millions of feet j
of plank will be wanted for fencing. Cedar posts,
and post-oak posts, if sawed and boated down tho
river, would meet w ith ready cash market here, and
prices that would pay. Ict a few uion who desire
to make forluueo embark in the lumber trade here
nt onco. and thev will succeed.
The Triumph in Memphis.
The first election under the Franchise Act"' of
the late legislature, recently came off in Memphis.
It was the Municipal election. It was the majesty
of the law, the workingmen, the unflinching TJmon
men of the city against tho Kebele and their
associates. The Union law and order party, sus
taining the State and Federal Governments, tri-
J umphed by a majority of 490 votes. Well done
I Memphis ! Well done loyal men ! You have stood
lirm at tho very head-quarters of treason, in the hot
bed of sedition, where a venal Press bowa at the
feet of rebel wealth, and where the ifaro to the
standard of loyalty.
The Election or State Senator.
We invite the attention of the voters of Knox
aud Roane to the communication in our paper this
week signed " Knoi," advocating the election of
Dr. Boriah Frazier to the State Senate.
From an intimate acquaintance with Dr. F we
know all said in his favor in this communication to
be strictly true. lie would make a faithful and
able representative of Koaue and Knox in the Leg
islature. Eat Tejjms&ek Tkook. The od East Tennes
see Infantry, commanded by CoL Win. Cross, a
gallant, brave and most efficient etlicer, and tho 6th
East Tennessee Infantry, Col. Cooper, who now
commands a Brigade, passed through our city w ith
other troops, on the Kth. These Regiments are
among the first organized from this section, and
have seen hard service. We wish them all, officers
and privates, success in their professions, as they
merited in the past.
Eucby axd Henry College This heretofore suc
cessful and well conducted College, situated ten miles
m 1 11 . - i "iL
east of Abingdon, Va, will open again on the 17th
of August, after having been closed out for four
years, and used as a hospital. The terms of tuition
will be raised only $j, above, the old prices; and
studenU will be permitted to board where they
please. These are the only differences from old
rates. The College is in a healthy locality.
Y Death of Br. Lewis.
Dr. John W. Lewis died at his residence in Ben
ton county, Georgia, after a short illness. He was at
one time Superintendent of the Dalton and Atlanta
Railroad, and was made Senator in the Rebel Con
gress by appointment of the Governor. The trou
bles of tl"? rebellion, and its disgraceful failure, had
Ecnnion of tile Churehes. !
The several Christian Churches of the United
States iiid their full share in preparing th way for j
the late rebellion. The division of the Methodist,
Presbytherian and Baptist denominations into sec
tional bodies, divided by a geographical line, paved
the way for schism and secession la the body politic ;
and the act of separation, by .these demoninations
was hailed with joy by all enemies of the Union.
They separated upon the Issue of slavery. Now
that the war is over, and the question of slavery,
which so agitated the different eecte, is forever on
the shelf; and can no longer be a bone of contention,
the time has come when much of the mischief done
by these heated bigots, ambitious sectarians, and d
sisiins men, may be atoned for by a cordial reun
ion of those who should never have separated. The
Methodist Church at .the North has already moved
upon this subject, and moved in the tight direction,
by organizing an Annual Conference in East Ten
nessee, and by putting to work the machinery of the
Church. We speak by the card when we say this
Church will continue to occupy the ground until
there is a Conference in every seceded State. The
Church North, and tho Church proper, will ask no
terms for reunion on the part of the Southera Meth
odists, except loyalty and the abandonment of sla
very. Neither of these will be objected to by men
who are worth a place in any Church, or who do not
wish to keep up war and trouble. Tho issue is now
one of loyalty and disloyalty, and the people are
safe in regarding every man as a rebel, friendly to
further wars, who is found opposing a friendly re
union; and they should treat them as enemies to the
Church and the country. A disloyal christian is a
theological paradox, slavery is a dead issue, and
those who refuse to come into our Methodist Com
munion upon this platform had as well count them
selves out of the Church altogether.
The Methodist Church South has become hope
lessly entangled and bankrupted by the late rebel
lion. No power on earth can rescue that body from
the reproach of its part in this Devil's Play, but the
ministers and members can be saved from further
obloquy by coming back to the old Church again,
their old home, making no conditions except that
they give assurances of agreement in reference to
loyalty to the Government, and an abandonment of
slavery, the known and acknowledged cause of the
rebellion. No man can see anything unreasonable
in this, who does not sympathize with treason. And
lot all Methodists understand this. Let us who are
in the old Church yearn over our unfortunate breth
ren ; let us ask them in the spirit of our Master to
come back to us ; let us make the conditions so easy
and just that a reasonable and good man can't ob
ject, and then the world will approve our course, and
above all, our God will approve our offers, and only
bad men will misrepresent and find fault. Our ef
forts made to reunite our people must be made in
good faith and with good feeling. No other effort
can or ought to succeed. We should not reject all
who hace been rebels, but have sincerely repented of
their folly. The Good Book everywhere recognizes
the duty and efficiency of repentance. There is no
use of opening aid sores, and insisting that all the
wrong was done iu the South. Criminations and
re-criminations must be laid aside, and all must for
give, if they cannot forget, the errors of the past.
Let us banish all animosities, swear together upon a
common altar, and vow eternal allegiance to our
country and our God.
We speak more particularly to Methodist s not
because we belong to that Church, but because we
know the discipline, doctrines and usages of that
Church, North and South, to be one and the same,
except as to slavery that, we repeat, is dad, and
cannot again be in the way. And as vve are deter
mined to be understood, we repeat, and re-repeat,
that nieu who persistently reject all offers of recon
ciliation, and insist upon a Church b'juth, are yet
deeply guilty concerning the recent rebellion. Pub
lic sentiment will condemn such men, and brand
them as traitors to their country and their God.
Those men of tho South who are not utterly fallen
will unite with the old Church and form a union
that can never be severed!
The cry among politicians aspiring to oihee is
; ought to exercise it who have intelligence and pecu
, niary interest at stake, without regard to color,
I blood or birth-place.
Quite a strong party at the ISorth now proclaim
that the Sational Government has the right to re
; quire of tho Southern States tho gift of the elective
franchise to tho colored people. -We don't agree in
1 this view of State and National authority. The
j Statet have the right to say who shall exercise the
! franchise within their limits. The States have lost
nothing of their inherent power by the rebellion;
' inHiviilll'jl lluv UTIfl tn1iLliTalj .m.ybf i.i lia Tnn
t uhAil Whila in rtM4l1ii-kti
the powers of u State
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annihilation die. And vet, the btates have no power
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to enact laws at Tanance w ith the Constitution of
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f 1 hft Staff mnv tnH thi runiiiida tlia lii.v
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ated black man, but the Federal Congress has no
right to do it for a
State, unless the ground is as-
i sumed that the States in rebellion are Territories,
and this posieion is not tenable. Armed rebellion
having ceased in the States, they again resume their
legal powers, and must be treated as having done so.
I We arc doubtless to have a tierce contest upon this
eubiect when Congress meets.
L i wi'rthv til" Jiiitit. t.liMt. most, nf tliu rttt.iirniii!
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rebels are humble, quiet and conciliatory, while
they are seeking the protection of the oath ot am
nesty ; but they soon turn round and talk treason,
forgetful of what they swore. In all our small
towns, and elsewhere, they boast of having no ac-
! knowledgments to make, of being overpowered, and
i of their readiness to light again. It is neither de
' cent in a rebel to demand nor safe in loyal men to
grant the privilege of voting. When the returned
rebel is sincerely sorry for the miseries he has aided
to bringing upon tbe country, and desires to bear true
allegiance henceforth to the flag and constitution of
our country, then w e say take him kindly by the
hand and bid him return to tho fold of the Union,
help uphold the national standard, and preserve the
national glory by his vote. But when the rebel is
unrepentant, comes back boasting of his past treas
on, unwashed from his traitorous oaths to the Con
federacy, he has no right whatever to govern by his
vote, and with our consent he shall never do it !
of Jim Smith.
Old Jim Smith, residing ten miles west of here,
came int j town last Wednesday, and while settling
an account with tho County Court Clerk, was
pounced upon by two Union men. with clubs, and
literally mailed out of countenance. Tbe Sheriff
being present, interposed, and protected him, and
Btarted him out home with a guard. The guard left
him some two mile? from town, and soon after it
several bullet hole were shot through him, and he
was found dead in the road. Smith was a bad man
before the rebellion, and grew worse under its prog
ress. He took an active part in the persecution of '
union men ana weir lamines, ana in anving them
out of the country. His son shot Horace Foster, and
was quite as bad as the old man, both acting as rebel
guerrillas. We have never supposed that such men
would be allowed to live in East Tennessee, after the
troops returned from the army. We are not inform
ed as to who killed Smith, but we think it has been
some parties that suffered at his hands.
High Bents In Knoxville.
The worst enemies to Knoxville, to the surround
ing country, and to the advancement of all interests,
are those men owning town property and refusing
I KnU at Wer ratM than such M are ruinQll5 ftnd QuU
rageous. ine custom is to cnarge rent lor a store
house for tico years that would build the house. In
dividuals having a dwelling or business house to
rent in Knoxville, seem to think that they have a
right to make ali their losses out of one years' rent.
The result of all this is to drive business men and
capital out of the placo. We can t encourage men
to bring goods here and pay one hundred and fifty,
or iico hundred dollars per month for a store room.
They can do better on Broadway, in New York !
We need some men here to erect business houses to
rent at fair prices, and we need workmen to build
who would be willing to put up a house for less than
the house will bring when finbhed- We want work
men who will not charge as though they were on
Tfte Attorney's 0ath.
For the information of oar professional readers,
we publish the rules of the Supreme vCourt of the
United States in relation to the professional oath
lately prescribed by act of Congress. The 2d Rule
of the Court was formerly as follows L"It shall "be
requisite to the admission of Attorneys and Counsel
lors to practice in this Court, that they shall have
been auch for three years pact in the Supreme Court
of the States to which they respectively belong, and
that their private and professional character shall
appear to be fair."
They shall respectively take the following oath or
I f do solemnly swear (or affirm as
the case may be") that I will demean myself as an
Attorney and Counsellor of thii Court, uprighUy
and accordine to law: and that I will support the
constitution of the United States.'
At the last term, this rule was amended by the
following two orders :
SUPREME COURT OF THI UNITED STATES DECEM
BER TEBM, 1864.
Amendment to -d Rule.
Ordered, That the last clause of the second rule
of this Court be amended so is to read as follows :
They shall respectively take and subscribe the
following oath, or affirma'tlo:
I, , do soleruily swear that I have
never voluntarily borne aris against the United
States since I have been a citizen thereof; that I
have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel
or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hos
tility thereto; that I have neither sought, or accept
ed, nor attempted to exercise the functions of any
office whatever, under any suthority, or pretended
authority, in hostility to the United States; that I
have not yielded a voluntary support to any pre
tended government, authority, power, or constitu
tion, within the United States, hostile or inimical
thereto. And I do further swear, (or affirm,') that,
to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will sup
port and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I
will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that
I take this obligation freely, without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion.
And I do further solemnly swear, (or affirm, as
the case may be,) that I will demean myself as an
attorney and counsellor of this Court, uprightly and
according to law : So help me God.
SUPREME COURT OF TBI UNITED STATES DECEM
BER TERM, 1861.
Order of Court ; '
Ordered, That all persons who have heretofore
been admitted as Attorneys and Counsellors of this
Court, may take and subscribe the oath or affirma
tion prescribed by second role as amended, before
the Clerk of this Court or of any Circuit or District
Court of the United States
The Virginia Methodists.
That portion of the Methodists in Virginia who
were formerly connected with the Baltimore Con
ference, propose to re-construct and again fall into
the old Church organization. They held a meeting
at Staunton on the 30th of June, at which Rev. Nor
tel Wilson presided. The members composing
the Convention style themselves "preachers and
members of the Baltimore Conference, adhering to
the principles adopted at a session of that body in
Staunton, March, 1861.'
Speaking of the future, they aay they look for
ward with pleasure to the next session of this Con
feronce, " as a period when brethren in the minis
try and laity, long separated shall meet together to
unite their friendly counsels for the general inter
ests of Methodism throughout our bounds."
The following concluding remarks in their ad
drees refer to loyalty to tbe United States, and to
their future plans :
" It is our purpose, as preachers and people, to be
'law abiding, submitting to the powers that le, la
boring to promote the peace and prosperity of our
iana Dy striving yet more ior me spirit ot Jesus ana
the cultivation of love and good works, determined
as preachers, to know nothing among men save
Jesus Christ and him crucified.'
" We hope that our preachers and people may con
tinue firm in the views herein expressed the preach
ers laboring asaidously for the good of their respec
tive charges the people cordially sustaining the
preachers by their councils and means in the eiecu
tion of their work.
" Let them beware of listening to misrepresenta
tion of our principles and a:n, of heeding needless
apprehensions of our failure, to maintain the integ
rity oi our conierence organisation.
'It would be a source of regret, and detrimental
to the extension of Methodism, should any counte
nance be given to tho disintegration of any part of
our work. &o tar rroni tnis. may we not ratner
hope that there shall be an identification with us,
not only in sentiment and feeling, but also in con
ference connection, of all societies in our bounds
who adhered to the platform of principles adopted
in Staunton in JJlarcn, 18617 '
Dr. B. Frazier.
Mr. Editor I learn that the friends of Dr. B.
Frazier of Knox county, have determined to bring
him forward as a candidate for a seat in the Sena
torial branch of the Legislature, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. Sam'l B
Rodgers ; and as he is but little known in some sec
tions of the district, I deem it but just io him to
make a brief statement of his past and present po
sition and character. In politics, he has always
been a Whig, was earnestly opposed to secession,
and early in favor of coercing, the rebel States and
compelling them to obedience. In support of his
position he made a number of speeches to the citi
zens of his county just before the election of J una
8th, 1861. He was a member of the Convention that
first met at Knoxville in the Spring of 18G1 and
a member of the same body when it met at Greene-
ville. He continued a firm and constant Union
man all through the dark days ot the rebel rule,
loosing much of his property, and suffering many
outrages, at the hands of the rebel
authorities. He was
aFslave-nolder at the com
A . ...
moncement of the war, but when the government
adopted the emancipation policy, he cheerfully and
earnestly sustained that measure, and as evidence
of his sincerity, he went to the Nashville Conven
tion and aided in the adoption of the measures to
carry out that policy in our State. He is a man of
mature mind and has long been a close observer of
passing events, and in every way a safe and reliable
man, and if elected, will look to the interests of the
country w ith untiring devotion.
, The School at Cleveland.
Notwithstanding the war was going on, the last
session of the Female Masonic Institute at Cleve
land. Tennessee, has beeu one of considerable inter
est. About two hundred students attended the lat
session. Capt. A. E. Blunt is the principal teach
er, and several competent assistants, conduct the
school. Capt. Blount is eminently qualified for that
position. He has tho universal love and admiration
of his students. The students advanced rapidly and
the school flourishes. A charter has been granted
for a Female College at Cleveland, of which Capt
Blunt will take charge as coon as it can be built
and ready for use. On last Thursday night the
session closed I witnessed the exercises on that
night. The school closed with the reading of many
compositions, which were well prepared and well
read, which would have done honor to older minds
aud greater experience. The declamations were
well done, and the speeches were also well prepared
and spoku moat excellently. The exhibition and
all other exercises were well timed and quite inter
esting, and the whole exercisee wf tH night gave
general satisfaction. The schoel will be equal to
anv school anvwhere, and all who want their chil
dren well educated will do well to send them to
school at Cleveland. The place is situated on the
East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, and is healthy,
and boarding can be obtained at reasonable prices.
Tho next session will begin the 1th day of Septem
ber next. So be ready to send your children to
school by that time. A better school cannot be
llean out 3IaxlmHlan.
Now thid the war to close out the rebellion is over,
popular interest looks to Mxico. " Forward, march,
through Texas into Mexico," finds a general echo
among loyal men. The remnant of the Confederate
forces have gone to Mexico, and now let us drive
them, with Maximilian, out of the country, and give
the country to the emancipated slaves. The estab
lishment of an Empire in Mexico was a direct and
positive"insult to the United States. It was a pre
meditated insult, and would never have been at
tempted in a time of peace. Even with one rebel
lion on hand, our people would hva applauded our
Government in declaring hostilities against France.
Jet us clean the country out and give it to the col
Rebel Gekekal Fokeest. General Forrest has
been seriously wounded on the Mississippi and Ten
nessee Railroad, by the falling in of a small bridge.
He had his right shoulder broken. That was the
shoulder that supported his sword when he ordered
his murderous charge upoa the Fort Pillow pri-
It appear that this iavet;rate c 2ce-hunter has !
really beea arrested for ied-'ilous -opposition to the
laws and State Government of '.Tennessee, i He de
serves very large measure of sympathy from the
rebels and those who desire to propitiate that class
of our population. Their sympathies will be keener
after they have read the following letter from Eth
ortdge to Hon Andrew Johnson :
5 Pabucah, Dec. 10, 1861.
Dear Sir: 1 have been here since Sundav. I
found the place full of struggling Tennesseeans, who
cave nea irom ine aespotism at home the drafting
process which, because of the intense excitement
and resistance it produced, "has been, temporarily
suspended. The greatest resistance was in Weekly,
Carroll, Henderson, McNairy and Hardin. Some
of the scoundreli who voted for secession for the
war have fled, and if tho Federal troops Vera in
my old district for one week, it would put a full
brigade in the field. ,But the difficulty in getting to
this place. Two days since two men from Hardin
and McNairy arrived here, leaving their armed
squads of thirty-two in the woods of Carroll. They
came io agK at wnat point on toe State line their
comrades might hope to meet Federal aid. They
had to return heart-broken without it.
The people there are dailv cravin? for an advance
of the Union army, and it seems hard that they
should so long endure the suspense and disappoint
ment. Through these fugitives I have been able to
communicate with my friends in Tennessee. The
U mon sentiment is stronger than I supposed it to
bo, and increasing. One Federal victorv in Kentuc
ky will be the death-knell of rebellion in Tennessee.
Great complaint exists here because of the lenient,
do-nothing policy of Gen. Smith, the commandant
at this post. A vigorous policy is absolutely neces
sary. This is a hell-hole of treason, and every sus
pected villain ought to be put to work under a ne
gro overseer. Intil the rebels are made to suffer ii
the guts, they wUl be insolent and act the part of
spies. I snail remain here somo days longer, and
until I can near directly from those with whom I
am anxious to communicate. It is but forty miles
to the Tennessee line, near which is a rebel camp in
this State. It is this camp which makes the flight
of the Tennesseeans so hazardous.
Whenever the Federal armv advances, those who
have been drafted (on paper) will be ordered under
arni3, and then the exodus will be begin in earnest
One entire district in my county refused to permit
a draft, and were quieted only by an assurance that
il wouia te suspenaea. "Contrabands ' are arriv
ing daily from Burnett's (in Kentucky) constituents,
who have lost their rights under the Federal gov
ernment. Their apology for their pedestrian per
formances is that their rebel masters are preparing
to run them off to Dixie. Of course all Union men
are glad to see them come, and not one of the trai
tors will ever be permitted to reclaim them. Why
should they be ? The negroes arc, in all respects,
better and more respectable than such masters.
Now is the time for action. A counter current
has set in, and a little energy will produce the best
results. If any one wishes to know when I will
return, tell him not while I can do the thieves and
traitors in rebeldom any harm.
i ours, truly,
Signed Em. Etuekidoe.
Hon. A. Johnson, U. S. S., Washington, D. C
Arrest of Hon. Emerson Etherldge.
The military arrest of Hon. Emerson Etheridge,
a candidate for Congress in Tennessee, on account
of his political sentiments, is another of the lawless
assumptions ol despotic power to wnicn tne people
havo become accustomed in the last four years.
They used to be justified upon the plea that it was
war time, and tnat civil rignts were tneretoro sus
pended; but since peace has come, and all resistance
in tho South entirely ceased, we find them going on
just the same. Etheridge has been from the start
one oi tne strongest t mon men m lennessee, ana
. i : : . -1 . . 1 1. . i t i c 1 "; .
was uiiveu iumj o.iuu uu iuuir account i" icui. vi't
The incarnate rebel of the Enyulnr knows noth
ing of the facts connected with the arrest of Eth'j
ridge. He has been an open, bitter and avowed ene
my of the Government for more than two years
say from the time Mr. Lincoln refused him an im
portant Judgeship, and appointed an abler and a bet
ter man. With a view to provoke an arrest, he took
the stump in his old Congressional District, and de
livered more seditious and wickedly rebellious
speeches than ever were delivered by "Yancey, Da-
vi;, or any of tho secession gang. Ho denouncod
the Federal and State Governments, and advised
the people to set aside the acts of the Legislature,
as the acts of an unauthorized body. The time has
nassed tor tuch treason to bo proclaimed on the
tump in Tennessee. If men enjoying the protcc
tion of the stars and stripes will not honor them,
they must go where they can't abuse them. Treason
is as odious in times of peace as in war, and traitors
must be made to know and feel it '
The New Democratic Test.
We have seen six Northern Democratic papers,
and we find extracts in them from a dozen others.
taking open ground in favor of general sympathy
for the four conspirators lately hung by the ITesi
dent's order, after the finding of the military court,
From these sheets it would seem that to be a good
Democrat is to make common cause in defense of the
murderers of Lincoln. In the North, Democracy is in
avmnathv with these conspirators, and in the South
Democracy planned the movements of the assassins,
Two of these papers deliberately attempt to prove
tho innocence of the condemned. This is by no
means strange, when we reflect that these Democrat
ic papers, one and all, have, for four long years,
been oa the side of the common enemy.
The Democracy are beginning to stir a little.
Thev have but few principles now that they can ful-
ly agree upon, and they are embodied in the follow
ins brief platform :
' Resolved, That we arc superior to colored citizens
of African descent.
Resolved, That we were mistaken when we resolv
ed that the South could not be coerced.
R. Aolued. That if we had believed that our two-
sided Chicago platform would have been so w ell un
derstood we would have made it more ambiguous.
Resolved, That as the war i3 over, we are ready to
join the Union party and divide the offices.
Resolved, That the Democracy always held tho
offices, and it is unconstitutional to take the advan
tage of our unpopularity and rule Democrats out in
their old age.
Resolved, That if Democrats rejoice over the as
sassination ot .Lincoln, il is noi owing io meir exu
berance or good feeling, but the deepest grief.
Early In the Work. ' '
The following from Mr. Tate. President vl the
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Memphis & Charleston Railroad Company; toGov
Harri shows that the writer wan early in the work
c f the rebellion." He has recently been pardoned by
the President, and will, of course, promote the inter
ests of the Union ;
Memphis and CeakljCmon Railroad. )
Superintendent's Office. -Memphis,
Nov. 23d, 1800. J
Hon. Jsham If. Harris, Governor "f Tmncsne:
Dear Sir : I have delayed writing to you for a few-
days, until I could satisfy myself as to the state of
x t .i .i:.i' iiL.ni..
public opinion. 1 am morougmy sausueu mai myro
is a growing feeling among the people to demand our
rights in the Union, or quit the Union in a body.
Our State is now w ithout the means of defense, we
have no military wc have not the means of quell
ing even a neighborhood trouble. Our people are
bocoming uneasy. The excitement is growing dai
ly. Some course for alarm exists. We are now
flooded with a host of Northern men who have no
business or occupation here. Many fear disturban
ces among our servile population, yet we have no
means of defence. Under such circum lances no
one doubts tho proprietv, and all are in favor of our
Legislature being called together at once, to devise
the ways and means to put our State in a proper
state of defence against any emergency that may
arise ; and to take into consideration the best mode
f.r tnfiirrt rtiiTi if mir nfnnli. I am freo to SaV
that I teel that we are not safe without better means
of defence, and more vigilance and all eyes are
anxiously looking to you as the Executive head, to
.,,( l.oll ;n ii-lii.ifi 1 hutirt von will riot
The Catholic Colleges.
,r.i-i ii t , , - k t ,i ituni; t. 1 ed. The Governor s room, the appartments ol the i had certihed tor, or endorsed v m. vvooasons I03--While
the Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists . sUry of gtate 'Xrea!ier Comptroller, alty. I at once started for Mr. Woods-n's, and wL
have been spending their energies upou politics, and , HnJ tne Adjutant General, are all handsomely car- j surprised to hear him say that instead of Houk en
trying to pull down the Government and to build j peted, and the curtains are in most excellent taste j dorsing him, he (Houk) had almost treated hini
up a bcus one annihilating their schools and col- I and keeping with the architectural features of the abusively on account of his Rebel proclivities. The
Roman Catholics have been devoting
their energies to their religion, and hence they have
made astonishing progress, and they now have an
open field and a free fiht almost w ithout Protestant
mt.;tion. Manv of the Protestant clergy have
face swearing, to notorious lewdness, and to open
and notorious lying, cheating and swindling. While
protestant ministers in the South have, as a general
Lg, fallen from grace, disgraced themselves, and
aestroyca meir miiucuuc "u" votu-
olios sat down their religion as.oi .more importance
than politics, kept their people
too-ether and kpr
to0etner and kep.
their schools and colleges under way. The result of
thus minding their own business, while bad men
and designing demagogues carried on the war, is now
to be seen in all parts of the United States. ' '
In looking over the addresses of Catholics to their
graduating classes, they confine their remarks to
their classes; but a Protestant at the North dwells
upon Negro Suffrage, and at the South upon tho
glories of the Confederacy -de omnibus, fuibua dam
Letter from Cot. Foote.
following letter from Kenrt Stewart
Foote,' late rebel Congressman, now in Canada, will
be perused by our East Tennessee friends who" lis
tened to his speeches in 1861, with more than ordi
o&ryiotercst. Mr. Foote is a sensible man, and like
the Prodigal Son, has come to his proper mind. He
is more to blame for going into the rebellion under
the leadership of Davis, than many others were.
f oote never had any confidence in the talents, in
tegrity, or patriotism of Davis, and we have heard
him so declare, both publicly and privately.
Montreal, July 8th, 1865.
To His Excellency Governor Brotenlow :
- Sl I trust that von will ma
the present letter in the circumstances which sur-
rouna me. some very good friends of mine, al
ways heretofore devoted to the Union hx-
thought that I could with propriety make applica
tion to President Johnson for release from the pains
, .1 : . v: i : : . - : x i .. . .
buu uiaaumues im-urreu oy mo in connection with
the late armed rebellion in the South, and I have
done so accordingly, in a frank and respectable letter,
in which, without unmanly servility or sycophan
tic adulation. I have called hi3 attention to the
leading particulars of my own case, and requested
him to act upon the facts presented in such man
ner as he might deem right and proper, in view of
me nign puouc responsioiuues resung upon mm.
I have made no effort to invoke special sympathy
in my favor, regarding the whole question as to the
manner in which, as well as the extent to which ex
ecutive clemency should be exercised, as depending
upon principles of public policit alone.
I discover, and am glad to learn, that in the State
of Tennessee, you will be looked to for advice in re
gard to all applications arisinsr there. This is. in mv
judgment, obviously right in itself, and I have
heretofore greatly miunderstood your character if
in tne perlormance of a duty equally grave and del
icate, you are not louna acting botn with wnsdom
V netner or not it would be prudent to release me
Irom the penalties which I confess myselt to have
incurred, depends, as I suppose, mainly upon what
has beon mycourse heretofore. I venture to hope that
on this subject you are already very fully informed.
1 aid of any special enquiry wnicn you may deem
it requisite to make, I have ventured to send you
the letter which I addressed to President Johnson
a month or two since, which, though written, I con
fess, when I wa not in a very good humor with Mr.
Hunter, embodies a statement of facts which you
will nnd to be in all respects strictly accurate.
It would be wrong in me not to say on this occa
sion, tnat 1 havo long since been satis tied tnat in
yeilding my sanction to the war so needlessly and
madly commenced in 1861, by the secession leaders
of the Cotton States, a war in the origination of
which I had as little hand as any man in North
America. I committed a most grievous and cen-
Rnrahlfl blunder: a blunder which I immediatelv
TJirceived on reaching Richmond in 1862, but which
it was tnen too late io correct, jxu must now see
. . . . . . i .il
the true policv of the South, after Mr. Lincoln's
election had occurred, (mainly in consequence of
the absurd and factious course ot those who con
trolled the action of the Charleston Convention in
I860,) was to strive by purely constilutiona.1 methods,
in connection with our Northern conservative allies,
to ward off the dangers then supposed to be men-
anced. The unwise course pursued in withdrawing
from Congress, 3eceding from the Federal Union ;
establishing a new government at Montgomery,
and commencing war azainst the Federal Govern
ment, I condemned strengly at the time, but inju
diciously and weakly yielded to the general feeling
Of sympathy towards our oouinern ienow-ciuzens,
who at the time were evidently atwut to De over
whelmed bv superior numbers, and gave my assent to
the eo-overative policv ultimately adopted by the
Stato of Tennessee." So soon as I discovered
the mistake which 1 had made, 1 labored to prevent
as far as in my power tho learlul consequences
which have since been so fearfully realized. I do not
pretend to justify my conduct; but if after naature
all t.liA.-.ircumstancesTof the case, vou
should judge it safe to interpose with President
Johnson in my behalf, you will place me under spe
cial obligations. 1 ou are aware; x nopo, tnat none
of the oppressive and cruel conduct put in exercise
toward yourself and your Union friends iu Ten-
nnsspa. ever had mv approval, ana vou win learn
from Mr. Baxter and others of East Tennessee, that
1 exerted myself zealously and untiringly to relieve
all those in that unfortunate regionjwho werejsubject
to such sore persecution on account of the conscien
tious entertainment of Union sentinienU by them
I feel it to be but riirht that I should further add,
that regarding African Slavery as having now be
come e.etlnct, (mainly too, through the instruman
tality of its leading champions in the South, who,
despite all the warnings they received of the
mischiefs likely to arise, kept up from 1850 to 160,
a constant agitation ol sectional questions;) wero
I relieved from the disabilities under which l now
labor, I should feel bound to uphold, with zealous
fidelity the stains now existing iu Tennessee in re
gard to this matter.
1 well know that if you think it prudent that I
should be allowed to return to Tennessee, you will
have the manliness to facilitate my doing so, and
that if on the other hand, you come to the conclusion
that my return would in any degree endanger the
public "quiet, you will interpose to prevent it. In
either case, I utter no unmanly complaint, but
submit to what may be judged most conducive to
the general welfare" with composure and cheerful
ness 1 have the honor to be your obedient servant,
H. S. Foote.
Hanging a Woman.
Thooe w ho think thai men havo an exclusive right
to the gallows, think it an outrage that a woman
should be swung up by the neck under any circumstances-
No people on earth treat tho weaker sex
with more consideration than do the people of the
United States. Such is the gallantry and respectful
defferance of our peopla towards women, that few
cases of hanging ever occur, either by order of the
State or National authorities. The French, with all
their politeness, frequently hang, and otherwise pub
licly execute females. The records of the black
Mmday's at Sewgate aro filled with the names of
women brought to the gallows by laws of England,
and not always justly.
Those who accept capital punishment as proper,
should riot revolt at the idea of its infliction upon a
woman. The terrible thing is not that a woman
should be hanged, but that a woman should commit
the crime that merits hanging. There are hundreds
of women in the South, during the past four years,
have richly deserved hanging. They rushed into
the brutal and bloody crimes of the rebellion, they
encouraged assassination, and pointed out Union men
and prisoners, w ith a view of having them murdered,
and in hundreds of instances succeeded. The wick
edness and malice of fejnale rebels in this war has
far out-run anything that men we equal to, and
often stimulate insults and cruelty that the black
guards in uniform wero ashamed of, and turned
from in disgust. The bitter taunts of Southern wo
men drove many Southern men into the field, and
kept them there long alter hope had fled. And yet,
these same she devils are clad in mourning for the
very men they forced into the jaws of death. The
hanging of such criminals excites no sympathy with
A Significant Fact.
Petitions have gone up to Washington, from va
rious portions of the South, for the release of A. H.
Stephens, and other distinguished Southern rebels.
Appeals have been made in behalf of mauy, asking
that privileges be granted them promotive of their
health, and that the liberty of taking exercise be
not withheld from them. But up to this good day,
not one appeal has been made in behalf of Jeff. Da
vis since his arrest, save what has been urged by his
wife. This is a significant fact, aud indicates uiot
clearly that tho feeling is, he stiOers justly, and by
his active treason hs merited his fate. Nay, the
rebels of the South know that he wa making his
wav to Europe with what specie he had collected,
not caring what became of his deluded followers, so
j he could escape. No wonder so little concern
j niariifested for the arch-traitor,
I 1 1 a .
I The Cavitol. Our magnificent btato tapit
assuming the elegance becoming to its dignity and
"randear. 1 he various rooms and oniees, the legis- last in consequence ot a report that was heing
fative halls, the library and the committee reoms, told and circulated in the upper end of the 2d Con
are now comfortable and even sumptuously furnish- j grescional District, The report was that Col. Houl
hall are not only handsomely and substantially car-
I peted with the best class of Brussels carpet, but the !
1 windows, which heretofore looked so bare, are now
faded by hue damask curtains-all showing excel-
, m carpets, hangings, and all the elegant etceteras of
( luxurious life.
I The Capitol is a standing Ll
, reaaers wm ao wen to consun, .-u.
weir nomes ior mo x- T -11 :n
1 ln WDen e palatial resiuencra ui ...
, -f K nd' honor of the State. Nosh-
PeesOXAL. Col. Milton C. Wilcox, Vice Presi
dent of the Educational Convention of Tennessee,
left this city on Saturday evening for the Capital,
attended by Gov.. Brownlow.
ta The Mulberry Gap Baptist Association will
meet at Providence Church, Hancock county, Tenn,
on the first Thursday in September.
; Educational Convention.
. Ksoitilie Female IssmxTit, i
- " - ; July21st, 1865.
In accordance with the previous call uiado through
the, proas for an Educational Convention, the Asso
ciation convened at 10 a, M, in the chapel of the
On motion, Rev. Mr. Humes waa elected President,
CoL S. R. Rodgers, Vice Preeid ent ; and J. F. Spence,
The members present came forward jnd register!
their names, as follows :
Rev. T.W. Humes. Pres.. Rav. V.' H. Rodrx.
S. E. Rodgers, V. Pros, Re. F. L. Stivers.
Jno. i . biwuce, Ss'y, - Prof. . N. l eraali,
Gov. W. G. Brownlow.
Dr. R. L. Stanford.
T. J. Parker.
John W. Cowan .
C. M. BlAke.
John W. Bovd,
Prof. y. E. Hack-.
T. iL Kin
Prof. P. C. Wilson.
Rev. Samuel SawyVt,
Col. William Homw .
CoL H. Foster,
Prof. John Ogden,
Col. H. Morgan.
E. M. Farham.
J. B.Lindsley . ' .
Dr. Goo. B. Blacker,
W. B. Ferguson,
Kev. G. i. Uliott,
Kev. j. Gibson. ,
G. L. Maloney,
Lewis w ayland,
A. A. Newman,
Prof. C. W. SexU-n,
G. C. Duggin,
Rev. A. A. Gee,
CoL M. C. Wilcox.
J. C. Rodgers,
On motion, a busmen Committee of three wa
ordered to b appointed by the Chair. The Presi
dent announced tho naaie of Prof. John Ogden,
Rev. Mr. Wells, and Rev. Mr. Gee, as that commit
tee. On motion, the committee on business was ap
pointed as the committee on permanent organisa
tion. While the Convention was in waiting for Report
of Business Committee, Col. S. ft. R- dgen snd Dr.
R. S. Stanford made short addresses.
The following resolution on popular education wac
offered by Chancellor Lindoley :
Resoictd, That the Convention call a mass meet
ing of tViA friflnds of popular education, to be held
in the city of Nashville, on Thursday, October 1 2th,
1865, and that all well wishers to this great cause be
urged to attend that meeting
Resolution unanimously adopted.
Committee on permanent organization made the
For President Rev. Thomas W. Humes.
For Vice President Col. M. C. Wilcox.
For Secretary Prof. Jno. F. Spence.
For Treasurer Dr. R. L. Stanford.
For Corresponding Secretary Chancellor J. B.
The Business Committee, through their Secretary,
presented a partial report, viz :
coysTrrcTiox for tue association.
I. This Association shall be known as the Tennes
see State Teacher's Association.
II. The officers of the Association shall consist of
a President, one Vice Presidmt from each Congres
sional District in the State, a Recording Secretary,
a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and an Ex
ecutive Committee, consisting of three members.
III. The above named officers shall be elected an
nually by the Association.
IV. Any teacher or active friend of education,
who may bo a resident of the State, and loyal to the
Government of the United States, may become a
member of this Association by subscribing to the
constitution, aud the payment of the sum of one
On motion, the report was received, and taken up
article by article and adopted, and tben adopted a
On motion, a Committee to propare by-laws for
the government of the Association waj ordered.
The Chairman appointed the following members as
that committee, vi;: Prof P. C. Wilson, Dr. R. L.
Stanford, and Prof. E. T. Fornald
On motion, the Convention adjourtiud to uioet at
2 F. M.
The Association convened at 2 r. m., and waa call
ed to order by the -President.
The minutes of the previous ws-i-i'i uers rtsd
On motion, the vote ou the Constitution was re
considered, and au amendment i offered by Dr.
Stanford to the 1th article, so that it shall read
"Any teacher or active friend of education loyal to
the Government of tho United States."'
On motion, the amendment was adopted.
The Business Committee presented an additional
clause to the Constitution, viz :
Article 5. This Constitution may be altered or
amended at any regular meeting of the Association,
by a two-third vote of tho members present; pro
vided that each amendmenT be submitted in writing
at the previous annual meeting.
The article was adopted.
Dr. J. B. Lindsley, Col. M. C. Wilcox and A. A.
Ge, wero appointed the Executive Committee of
Prof. Ogden moved that the payment vf the ini
tiatory fee be deferred until tho next meeting of the
Association. So ordered.
The Business Committee presented the following
resolutions, viz : .
Resolved, That we will do all in our power as
teachers and friends of true progress to make edu
cation free to every child in the State ; believing
that the property of the State should educate the
children of the State.
Resolved, That teaching should be made a profes
sion, studied and learned as other professions are;
and that no one should be allowed by law to teach
that has not made sme previous professional pre
paration. Resolved, That we urge upon the Legislature of
the State the establishment (at as early a day as prac
ticable) of Teachers Seminaries or Normal Schools,
for the more thorough training of professional teach
ers for the schools of the State.
The Committee then offered the following pream
ble and resolutions :
Whereas, In the good provideuce of God, more
than three millions of people, three years ago held
in bondage in our country, are now free. And
whereas, the safety of our country, as well as the
voice of philanthropy, demand that these people be
made as intelligent, industrious and refined as pos
R"olceJ, That we hail with pleasure the estab
lishment of schools among the freed people, as the
safest and shortest way, not only to enable them to
take care of themselves, but to fit them for the ex-T
ercise of the functions of citizens.
Resolved, That the Secretary furnish a copy of the
proceedings of this Association for publication in
tho loyal papers of Tennessee.
On motion, a Committee of three was ordered, to
r,:re an address on th subject of popular educa
I The Chair appointed on that subject Chance!
lot J.B. Lindsley. Rev. R. P. Well: and Hon.S. R
Moved and seconded, thai when we adjourn wead
journ to meet on the l'th of October, in thj city of
On motion, the Committee on by-iawa wure grant
ed until the l"th of October to make their report
ResiAved, That we recommend the formation ol
county and district Teacher's Associations, by the
several teachers and friends cf education, as auxil
iary to the Slate Teacher Association.
Tb9 following resolution wa- presented aud
Resulctd, That the Executive Committee are hero
by instructed to obtain suitable persons to prepare
and read addresses and tays before the Association
at it3 ensuing meeting.
Ou motion the A-sociatiou adjourned.
Tnon. W. HtME'i, Prwidflnt
Jo. F. Srt.vtE, Secretary.
Clixtov, Tenn., July 20, lsJ-j,
Editors KiiOjjcille, I17tj :
GEXfLZMEN : A few days since I wa
; that Col. L. C. Houk was losing popularity very
" 'TZ '
! Flscastle, Campbell Co., July 1, l6o.
1 am informed that it is being circulated that
Col. L- C. Houk endorsed my loyalty. I state that
I never spoke to Col. Ilouk upon trie subject, and
j gtatemen in regard to th amount of subsistanoe
i that I furnished to Gen. Morgan's command. My
loyalty was fully endorsed by CoL W. Y. DillM
j Signed Wm. Woodo.
Attest: D. K. xoung, John Hitch, T. W. Lanre.
W. K. Mars, John Meadera, and David Goin.
You will please give the above a place in yoqr
paper, and oblige many of CoL Houk s friandi.. .
A Houk Maji. .
Tisth Tattnesses Cavalrt. This gallant reg
iment arrived in this city on Friday night, and oc
cupied the exchange barracks, near Fort Negley
Some of the regiment is still at Johnsonvilla. They
have done duty in four States since last March, Al
abama, Louisiania, Mississippi, and Tennessee. They
will turn over their arms and accoutrements, aad
mustered out of service. Philadelphia Press,