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BEOWNLOW, HAWS & CO., Publishers.
The union of lakee the anion of lands
The union of Su'ei none can lever
The nn'.on of heart the anion of hands
cAnd the flg of our Union forever."
Knoxville, Tcnn., November 29, 1865.
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November 27th, lSO.V
Court Martial of Tennesseeans.
A few months ago II. A. Ktlley, Quartermaster,
Hli Tennessee Vol. Cavalry, P. P. C. Nelson. Assis
tnr t Commissary of Subsistence, of the same regi
ment, and John K. Miller, Colonel of the same,
ere arrested and ordered before a General Court
Martial on charges of the gravest character.
Gr ut scssationjwas produced all over East Ton
r.She in consequence of the arrest of these officers.
The common rumor wa. that they were guilty of
" v'.uUsale forgfry,:mbe d- mfni and theft.'
When tho arrest.- were made Col. Miller had just
. ome out of a core-t for Congress in the first dis-
i t. in winch he was dcteatea by lion. -S. ti. lay
:or. oi ly some four or lh c hundred vote,. While
'hi: gave him some prominence, his name had be
come familiar to the people, because of the efficient
;,i.d gallant services he had rendered in the field, as
a Regimental and Brigad Commander. Every
gsccral officer who kucw him liad spoken highly of
The Chattanooga Gazette announced with evident
gratification the arrest of Col. Miller, reminding its
readers that ho had bean a radical Union candidate
tor Congress. "Vc taid r.othin about the affair be
'auiewekntw nothing of the facts in the case.
Vc publish this week tht charges, findings andsen-r-L.ce
of th'f Court, which arc approved by the Gen
eral Commanding the Department. It will bo seen
hat Lieutenants Kelly and Nelson sre cf;v.iticd of
nil charges brought against them.
The hitter, I,i ut. Nelson, was- elected to the State
rcnate. a tew Jays betore Ins arrest.
Col. Miller is liCu-ttr-' of "crying u,idcjuntcrjii-ny-'
but found guilty uf the second charge of "(bw-
V'.f r;iiaic vf yotii i-rdtr v id militury d's-
'" ".'' for which he is dismi.-scd the service.
We lue in the South, we were born and raised in
the South, and we understand the South; but wo
;vre not of thoe who can boast of Southern loyalty,
r write out long i-xflggerated accounts of the cheer
f.ilr.ess with which tho people of the South acquiesce
in the new order of things. On the other hiind wc i
re mortified at feeing so much of rtttlion still j
iii'iiiiiesti-d in a l mat is r:ov. swa n::a uone in u;e
'ceded Slates. Thev elect men to Conve
Le-'iilatun-f. and to Conres, who have been brave
enough to ficht in the ranks of treason their claims
to office were urged upon the :rit:-riv-s ground i
that they had done all thai lay in their pnwr to f- j grow out of the abundant use of intoxicating spir
ict the independence of the South, and to destroy j its. connected with those gambling hells to be found
ti e national government. Many of the candidate
n,in!e.l .in t liii Mnniri. and in th. ir circulars, that
Ui v vre unrepentant, feel no r-"grots for th- past.
had no acknowledgments to make, and under simi-
).,r eircuT.stauees would do as thev had done. The
Milt ol all this is. that nearly the entire Southern
'.;'gali"7i ready and eager to enter Congross. con-
-!ls of .-.v-ithel G'-ucrals, -robel Congressmen, or
if ..1 S!,t,s C..n.rr.Wn...n who themselves
ul;T fnniKTiv there fought the loyal North in
WfFliingt-in. ti.en fought another battle on thelield
and are now returned to Congress by a disloyal
eoiii-iiiiiciicy, to open a new and doperate campaign
for Southern rights. A con-tit uency that would elect
-:ch tnn to llice, would elect H"-, or
the ar-a-sii;; of Lincoln positions: and no
Ms tlmt if JttT. llavi himself wc-rc pardon-
d, ho would be sent to Washington to re-occupy his
Id treasonable seat in the Senate, vacated by him i
J Lo Naihtille T'nion, one of the most conserva
tive pMt-ers in the country, holds the following lan
with reference to the meeting held a fevy; j
etKsVir.io in this city, in which the people of the
North, (or the urtli-s lis ihey were styled, I were de
1 - '.need s f-jUd'h rry.-u.iibU for thc trouble of the
voi.ntry with the rebels of thc South.
Hear the Union :
The fossils who held this meeting ought to make
tiicruselveo familiar with the political hiotory of the
jay. and then hold another meeting. It is evident
ihty do not know where President Johruon stands,
Md are far, very far, tahiiid on important -'jucstions
"f public policy.
Pre-.ident Johnoa has declared lor months that
lLo States in rebellion r.uity:i thc colored man his
testimony in courts of justice. He Las not only said
thry ought to do so, but he says they mi st do so.
Our neighbors who held this Knoxville meeting
denounced the Senate of Tennessee for the passage
tLis is one of the questions referred to by the Union
in its declaration that oiir neighbor- ' do not know
tkere President Johnson stands."
The Ction u correct about this. The Conserva
tives i'so-called) of East Tenncee have -cen asleep
iong lis Rip Van Wiiklo was. They out know
;iitil 1K0 where President Johu-oir stands to-day.
U e say, in cnaruy, ikat tliey don t know to-day j
where the President stands, becau-e. while claiming
t-j cudorsti him
ey denounce one cf his cherished
We an corry they are so far behind the times.
" " ;
i-unerai oi ui.,iiomer.
The funeral of the lamented patriot, Wm. Hoaitr,
was to Lave been preached on Sabbath lust. The
failure of tho Ker. Dr. Pearne to do so is explained
in the following tote from that gentleman :
Ksoxvii.le, Tenn., Dec. 1.
Cl 7. B rv'it: id-jit- :
I lr k Si n I mut ,.;r. . -a . i. - ... :
by slipping on a emooih rock, and breakin- mvle-. j
- iiu Mil neeiae.lL ims moriiiiir. :
iliis prevent my preaching tl, f..r..r,.l cm-mii
cf Mr. Homer d.y aiior tomorrow, . wasannounc
cd. If you will publish the r.n for the failure to
meet ine appointment, ana say tbat the funeral er- I
mon will be preached, Providence prmiuinir on '
lh- first Sabbath in January, you will confer ' I'm i
vor on the relatives and friends of the deceased and 1
obi.ge, yours, very truly,
Thomas H. Peakxe.
Revival of Religion.
For several ween mere Las wn a revival oi re-
L. Church. Ther have beea about iMhty conver-
gions and additions to the Church.
ug on i wj"vj, - ared, all told, and I have sent them forward
TT , " - I nU r , .r 7; " 1 Set conveyances. I now
poiniea w wis s.anou vj f"" ui mo jlu i)Aa ij than
Rebel Attack ipaa the Gorerncr.
Both Houses of the General Assembly called upon
the Governor for a. report as to the holding of the
last August election,' and to show to what extent
the Franchise Act was regarded. The Governor
made that report, and it is before the world and will
speak for itself, and speaks to the credit of the au
thor. A Mr. Brandon, of Stewart county, spoke at
length against the report, characterized the conduct
of tho Governor as that of a usurper and a tyrant,
assuming prerogatives that did not belong to his
office. Mullins. Doua-htr. Raulston. "Waters. Ar-
a 1 - ' 1
nell, (the latter scoring the rbds deep,) and others,
defended the conduct of the Governor, and done it
successfully, reminding the Rebel of the part he
played in the rebel army, and of his carrying about
him marled evidence of his devotion to the cause of
But ho is this Brandon of .Stewart ? lie is the
new member elected in August, by the same illegal
votes thrown aside in the'.Congressional election. He
was the Colwel of a rebel regiment in the fight at
the fall of Fort Donelson, and was vmtndedin fight
ing againEt the Union army, and now litnp about
the capital with Federal Uad in his hip, or rather in
the rear of his hip ! He is a lovely disciple of Jeff
Davis, to stand up on the floor of the House, and
complain of the Franchise Act, and of the usurpa
tion of the Governor. He endorses the acts and do
ings of lsham G. Harris, but he was no usurper, as
he had, in all likelihood given the Stewart county
Rebel his commission, and placed him where he
could get the benefit of a Yankee bullet
Hear the Testimony.
The Governor of Tennessee, in a recent letter to
the Cincinnati Gazette, stating that "the whole
country abounds in thieves and robbers'" and that
" murder and robberies are of daily occurrence," in
and around Nashville. The Banner, edited by two
ex-rebcls, denounces the charge as "awonton at
tach upon the people of Tennessee,1' and tho Louis
ville Journal, in a leading editorial, says "Gover
nor Brownlow has done great injustice to the peo
ple of Tennessee' The Journal adds that the
statement i;an exaggerated one," and that it "by
various reliable individuals," contradicts the Gov
ernor's statement. This is said, too, after the Nash
ville papers had ben daily recording these murders
and robberies for more than a month past.
In further vindication of the Governor's perfectly
truthful itai'ment, let tho following documents be
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1865.
Tj His Excellency, W. G. Brownlow, Governor of
Ten ms see :
Sir At a regular meeting of tho Chamber of
this city, held on the 14th inst., the undersigned, a
committee, for the purpose expressed in the follow
ing resolution :
Jlesohed, That a committee of four composed of
B. P. Roy, B. S. Hamilton, Robt. Thompson and H.
S. Bateman, be appointed to wait upon the Gover
nor and other civil authorities, to ascertain what
steps can be taken to stop the many outrages, dep
redations, highway robberies and murders that are
daily being committed in the neighborhood of Nash
ville. In tho discharge of this duty, we would respect
fully and earnestly call the attention of your Ex
cellency, to the many ireadful crimes that are be-
J coming so common not only in and immediately
around the Capitol of the State, but over the whole
Quiet and peaceful citizens are met on our most
publichighways and robbed of their money and
property, oiten cruelly beaten and abused, and in
many cases murdered outright. This state of things
I is not only greatly injurious to the business of the
country, but shocking to all sincere advocates of law
! and order, and to humanity itself.
V e, therefore, with the earnest desire to see secu
rity restored to life and property, and the majesty of
law re-asserted, appeal to your Excellency, who is
the chief representative of power in the State, to
exercise your power, and give the weight of your
great influence to correct these sore evils, of which
the whole coi-vtry so justly complain.
We feel great delicacy in suggesting to your Ex
cellency any plan by which the good we seek to ac
complish can be attained, but we respectfully rep
resent that we have consulted men eminent for their
i virtue and ability, and they have suggested that if
j the Magistrates of counties fchould be instructed to
, organise in each civil district a patrol, whoso duty
I it should be made, to scour their respective neigh
! borhoods regularly, and arrest suspicious characters
; and force them to give account oi themselves, that j
! many of the crimes now so common, would be pre- I
; vented. j
But that we may not transcend the limits prescri-
i bed to us, wo thus" present this subject to the atten-
! tion of your Excellency in as few words as possible,
I hoping your Excellency will give it your attention
Most obedient servants.
ViAIE OF TENNESSEE,
Nasuvii.lk, Tcnn., Nov. 22, 1S65.
f.V.;;. ,..ii t,f ihe J ' .mhiii-rr Thp TPniilfttfnn I
ins naiuired by Nashville, the Capital of your State I
! and the great Commercial Emporium of Middle
. Tennessee, is humiliating to every friend of law
i and order.
Jiuraers, roooen-s, ana ourgianes, are
' the order of the day
No man is safe, day or night,
within a circuit around Nashville, whose radius is
eight or ten miles. The most of these outrages
, llu' u,":i t"c " i Tut T
ni! . . - .1 . mi
j. lug smut
ot all tne lar-
fa and proper-
nil go to rum.
i . :.. ci ... t :r j
ger cilit s anu vous iu mu oinia. uu
; ty must be protected or the country w
j 1 therefore call upon you most respectfully butear-
! nf'f T 11 and decisive legislation to remc-
! dv this growing and alarming evil. Shouldyou fail
j appljr thc necessary remedy my next appeal will
I e made to Maj. General Thomas to close up all
i tnee dens ot wickedness, so proline of fjglits, mur-
! d and robberies of every description
bath is violated, the Sanctuary of the Lord is ruth-
! 1 tc .A - !iivo,ln1 nti1 Ki.-1i.-ia n n A front r an am Jneti1
ted at every corner and on every highway. Again.
I appeal to you, gentlemen, to relieve the suffering
people from this outrageous condition of affairs.
W. G. Brownlow.
On motion of Mr. Frazier of Knox, four hundred
i and forty copies of tho message were ordered to be
t rrir.tec" for thc use of the Senate.
yjn ujouon. ine menage was iu- u
Gii'sox Hot se, Cirt inxati. In visiting Wash-
ingtoti recently wc stopped on the way at the Gib-
' son House, in Cincinnati. Hero thc traveling pub- j
i lie will be accommodated with comfortable rooms, j
! clean b?ds, good fare, and attentive servants, atrea-
! sonablc prices. The proprietor, Mr. II. M. Walker,
anJ a11 h!s clerks, are affable, accommodating gen-
i tleman. c have been stopping at this House when
! visitiDg Cincinnati since May. 1862, and wish no
better accommodations, on better terms, than we
have received here.
We understand that Mr. Herman Asher, long a
citizen of Cincinnati, will soon bo the partner of
Mr. Walker. Mr. A. will be a valuable acquisition
to this House. We say this from personal knowledge
of the man.
The members of tho Committee on Education,
appointed by tho Holston Conference of the M. E.
Church, ut its late session in Athens, Tenn., June
1st, 1306, are requested to meet at Athens, Tenn., on
Thursday, December 21st, 166b. All tho Presiding
Elders of thi Conference are invited to attend.
J. Alpert Hi-den,
Chairman of Committee.
Athens, Tenn., Nov. 27, 1865.
People behind the times should be fed on k',l-:h-'.
LiuiscilU Jour no I.
Diu- Jounml: Please send several barreh of this
medicine to Knoxvillc. If it is indispensablo to the
cl!iS5 0f people you speak of, we appeal to you in the
name of humanity, to ,,! it. t thU ,.;fr w. W
one hundred men in this town and vicinity who are
as far behind the times as an old gentleman in a
i glass case in the State library at Nashville who was
embalmed in Egypt twelve hundred years ago,
; The lie-publicans got possession of New Jersey !
I ery opportunely. In thc term of Governor Ward,
I which commences January 17, and continues three
j years, . there are to be appointed four out of six
j Judges of the Court of Appeals, holding office six
i years, a Chancellor, presiding over the Court of
, Chancery, seven years, a Chief Justice and three as-
-. r t ...
0tltlle3 oul tl ana aa Attorney General, each
holding seven years. Besides these, are the clerks.
surrogates and sheriri's of counties, sixty-three offi
cers in all, who will be elected in 1S67 for a term of
five years. The"Republicans will thus get control of
the most important offices in the State.
j The idea prevails with many that tho warrants of
: pardon for all persons who have applied to the Pres-
' idnt Vi u vn a e
1 wreu uw''ea in mr cut) lur uisuiuuuuu.
t we m,,TC1 . - , .
. u y w kuu unw itce biiau vuo uuu- i
as fast i
have on i
ticentu for fliBf;v: I
w Q BntWXloW. I
November 30, 1SC3. ;
Senator EowcnY Protest.
t The Senator from Smith was shown the vote of his
county before be offered his protest, and it was sup
posed that he would want the registration of his
county corrected, as there were 298 illegal Totes
given. . ,Hii resolution obtained out four votes in the
Senate, and for the obvious reasons that the Fran
chise Committee was the proper committee to refer
the Governor's report to, nd farther, the Governor
states in that report that the papers are all in the
State Department, subject to the inspection of all
Senator Senter met the protest as soon as it km
read, and his reply is sufficient for the oecasion :
The undersigned protests against the vote of the
Senate refusing to refer the special message of the
Governor on the late Congressional election to a
special committee: because,
1st. The vote of the counties of Smith and Sum
ner, composing the Senatorial District which he has
the honor to represent on this floor, is thrown' out
and not counted in said election, when he knows
that very nearly all the votes given in the county of
Smith are loyal. The evidence on file in the office
of the Secretary of State, the undersigned asserts,
would, if examined, show this fact. He will not
deny that there may have been a few illegal votes
given in said county, but he denies that this should
be any reason in law or fact for setting aside the le
gal votes. He does not believe all the votes polled
in Sumner county were illegal, though he has no
personal knowledge as to this county.
This much, however, he will say, that the people
of those two counties, whatever a number may have
been, and however a few lawless exceptions may ex
ist, as in every communitv, are as loyally obedient
to the laws, State and National, as any section of th is
State, or of the United States, and any insinuation
or statement to the contrary, come from whatever
source it may. dees the people of those counties in
justice. 2d. The Franchise Law," as it is called, under
which said election was held, provides that every
white man of proper age and residence, ' and pub
licly known to have entertained unconditional Union
sentiments from the outbreak of the rebellion to the
present time, shall be entitled to the privilege of the
In the county of Smith at least one hundred and
eighty persons are under this provision of the law.
The undersigned obtained certificates and voted, and
yet in violation of this so-called franchise law our
votes are set aside and are not counted.
3d. The undersigned submits that there is no law
which authorizes or permits the Executive to go be
hind the certificates of the sherift'a of the various
counties to inquire into the legality or illegality of
votes cast for members of Congress. There is cer
tainly no such provision in the so-called Franchise
Law, and the provisions of the code are specific to
the contrary. The certificates of the sheriffs are con
clusive upon the Governor. The House of Repre
sentatives of Congress is made the judge of the le
gality or illegality of the election of its members,
but however this legal question may be decided, the
undersigned protests against his vote, and the votes
of his immediate constituents being set aside in vio
lation of the so-called Franchise Law and without
the shadow of law anywhere.
4th. The facts ought to be examined in justice to
the Executive himself. The refusal to allow an in
vestigation throws suspicion on the action of the
State Government, and gives color to the charges of
its enemies. Truth and fair dealing never fear the
light of investigation. They rather seek it, knowing
that error and croeked ways love darkness.
For these reasons and many others which he will
not detain the time of the Senate to mention, the un
dersigned protests against the refusal of the Senate to
permit an investigation into a transaction which he
feels has wronged him and his constituents, and sets
an example of violation of law under the pretext of
executing it, which endangers public freedom every
where. Signed J J Ohk "W. Boweu.
The protest was ordered to be spread upon the
journal, whereupon Mr. Senter said:
Mr. Speaker I do not feel that in justice to my
self and brother Senators I can permit the protest
to the Senator from Smith to be spread upon the
journals without calling his attention to and asking
him to correct that-portion which charges Senators
with having refused to investigate the Governor's
special message in regard to the manner in which
the late elections for Congressmen in this State were
held under the franchise law.
Now, Mr. Speaker, I am sure, and I feel confident
that every Senator here will bear me out in the as
sertion that there was no objection made to an inves
tigation, but upon the contrary all were anxious for
the same; the only difference was as to whether the
investigation should be made by a Special Commit
tee or by one of the Standing Committees of the
Senate, to-wit: The Committee on the Elective
Franchise to which a majority of Senators thought
it properly belonged, and to which it was referred
Wade Hampton's Letter.
TUB STATE ABOVE EVERYTHING -Ills
j CES TENDERED TO THE STATE.
Wade Hampton in leaving the country, has ad-
, dressed a letter to the people of South Carolina,
: iti.nttnv tli.m fni 4li.1Tif o fHow fpawA Vim TKil cni.
ujciuii.U h- " ..1-
i it of the letter indicates the kind of men deemed fit
i for a Governor by a few score less than half the
votes of the State. In closing he says :
Th iarlr whTeli w laiinehed A few years sro.
j amid such j0T0U3 acciamation, which was" freighted
! with such precious hopes, and was wafted on such
. earnest nra vers, htis suffered shirjwreck. It behooves
us, as wise men, to build of its broken timbers, as
best may, a raft, wherewith we may hope to reach a
haven of rest and safety.
It may be that when the forms of government are
restored, and freedom of speech are allowed to us, i
i ' . . 4 . . .
! Jour Iate Convention will be subjected to narsncnt-
, jcigm ani its action impugned. Should such, unhap -
, pilVi be lhe clse remember that you, the people of
; South Carolina, accented this Convention as nart
South Carolina, accepted this Convention as part "u-
and parcel of the terms of your surrender. The Presi- I 81 ve JudScs" ?ith S"J tovtho e,1.ecUoTQ .ol otfi
dent had no shadow of authority, I admit-under J ? l? be commwioned by the Executive, I have a
the Constitution of the United States-to order a j XcSld m"
Convention in this or an other State; but as a con-1 - tll. . . . ' ,,i,. i T v i j
, , . . . . -e :,., If there had been no other law to be regarded in
queror, he had the right to offer, if not dictate terms. , ,;.t; ..;,, ,i
a,. . ' i v.. i j tne issuance oi commissions, or certificates, to the
The terms offered by him you have accepted, and
you are Douna Dy every aiciaic oi nonor anu man
liness to abide by them honestly, and to keep in good
faith the pledges you have given. I do not myself
concur fully in all the measures adopted by the Con
vention ; but I shall cheerfully acquiesce in the ac
tion it took to carry out faithfully the terms agreed
on, and I willingly accord to it high praise for the
manner in which it discharged its arduous and un
welcome labors. No similar body ever represented
more largely than it did tho dignity, the learning,
i the virtue and the patriotism of the State, and I am
sure that it was actuated by pure and high motives.
Entertaining these views I think that it is our duty
to sustain the action qf the Convention in recogniz
ing the abolition of slavery, to support the Presi
dent of the United States so long as he manifests a
disposition to restore all our rights as
State, and to give to our newly elected Governor a
cordial co-operation in his grave and responsible
duties. Above all, let us stand by our State her
record is honorable, her escutcheon untarnished.
Here is our country the land of our nativity, tho
home of our affection. Here all our hopes should
centre ; here we have worshipped the God of our
fathers ; here, among charred and blackened ruins,
are the spots we once fondly called our homes ; and
hero we buried the ashes of our kindred. All these
sacred ties bind us to our State, and they are inten
sified by her suffering and her desolation.
Ad J, a child, when tearing toandi molcit.
Cling cIomt sd cloii to th mother'! brosf -,
So tbe loud torrtot ad 'he whirlwind's roar
But fciiid no te oar s'i land the more.
I trust that you will pardon me for thus ventur
ing to counsel you. Believe me, that it is in no pre
sumptuous feelings that I do so, but solely in an
honest sincere and bumble hope of contributing my
mite to the -welfare and honor of our State. What
I have said has been evoked by your recent mani
festations of kindness to me. This I shall cherish as
one of the proudest recollections of my life, for it
assures me of your belief that I have tried to do my
duty. It only remains for me, in bidding you fare
well, to say, that whenever the State needs my ser
vices she has only to command and I shall obey.
I am very respectfully andgraUfullVjyeur fellow
eitiaen. Wadi Hampton.
Good Kailroad Heusi. The thanks of the trav
eling public are due the proprietor of the eating
house at Mouse Creek, on the East Tennessee and
We have had a "taste of its quality" often',' and
know whereof we speak.- Wc heard some gentle
man from South Carolina and Georgia say recently
that they got a better meal at this house than they j
had had since they left New York, which they had :
done a few days before.
There are so few Railroad Houses in the land
where. one can get a good meal that the man who
keeps as good a house as the one at Mouse Creek de
Return of Gen. Thomas.
After an absence of several weeks in the North,
Maj. Gen. Thomas returned to Nashville a few day
since. This will be gratifying intelligence to our
readers. In war he has done more for thc State than
any other man, and the loyal people look to him to
do much yet for the old Commonwealth.
The Show To-night.
This evening, in the building occupied for many
years as a cabinet shop by Renshaw & Crockett, the
citizens of Knoxville will have an opportunity of
witnessing the exhibition of Prof. J. M. Searl, the
greatest Ventriloquest in America. In Nashville
the editor of this paper attended this exhibition to
&n immense audience of the best citizen, of t.h rw
ltal- a7 inom " WM received with the greatest fa-
vor 11 u cu nw" ", and our citizens, j
male and lemale, wul De well repaid in attending.
If the Professor is encouraged, he will giye several I
MESSAGE FE03I THE 60VERX0B.
The Angnst Election. '
't ' !
The following message from Governor Brownlow
was transmitted to and read in the House yesterday:
Executive Departmekt, -i
Nashville, Tcnn, November 25, iSG5.
Gentlemen of ihe. General Assembly : Incompli
ance with your joint resolution, adopted Nov. '23d,
1865, 1 have the honor to make the following report
On the 10th of July last, seeing a genecaldisposi
tion to disregard the " act to limit the elective fran
chise, I issued my proclamation, requiring a strict
execution of the law, and announcing "that all the
votes of all persons and counties contrary to the
strict provisions of this law be thrown out and not
taken into account."
After the election, being assured that the law had
"Jeen in some counties erroneously construed, and
in others wilfully evaded, and in some instances to
tally disregarded," I issued my proclamation, cal
ling upon the clerks and sheriffs and loyal citizens
for information as to the manner in wnicn voters naa
been registered and the election held. Copies of
these proclamations are herewith presented.
Most of the clerks and sheriffs of the various
counties of the State have responded to the inquiries
made in the proclamation of August the 11th, and
I regret to find I was not mistaken in my apprehen
sions that the law had been extensively miscoustrued
Certificates of registration seems to have been ob
tained generally in five different modes.
.1. "W here the applicant was known to the clerk
to be of publicly known Union sentiments.
2. Upon proof by witnesses that the applicant
came within the provisions of the "act to limit the
3. Upon the oath of tho applicant alone, that he
came within some provision of the law.
4. The production of an oath of allegiance or am
nesty, taken at some time by the applicant.
5. " Where the applicant was certified or vouched
for by some official, either civil or military.
With some doubts as to the legality of issuing cer
tificates to persons of publicly known Union senti
ments without proof. The clerk being the judge, I
have, nevertheless, admitted that method- of regis
tration where thero was no evidence of abuse of the
discretion assumed by the dark.
The second method enumerated is clearly legal,
but the last three are clearly illegal.
Believing that an applicant for registration must
either be known to have been a man of publicly
known Union sentiments, at.all times, or must pro
duce proof under oath that he comes within the pro
visions of the law, I have in the application of this
construction, "thrown out and not taken into ac
count " the vote3 cast in the following counties, as
illegally registered, viz : Hawkins, McMinn, Mon
roe, Meigs, Grundy, Van Buren, White, Smith, Put
nam, Jackson, Macon, Coffee, Franklin, Marshall,
Benton, "Williamson, Davidson, Sumner, Robertson,
Cheatham, Maury, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stew
art, Lawrence, Gibson, Weakly, Madison, and Lau
derdale. The vote of the following counties having been
registered in the one or the other of the two modes
first enumerated, have been taken into account, viz :
Johnson, Carter, Greene, Cocke, Jefferson, Sevier,
Grainger, Union, Knox, Campbell, Anderson, Mor
gan, Blount, Bradley, Hamilton, Polk, Marion,
Bledsoe, Meigs, Warren, Smith, Putnam, DeKalb,
Rutherford, Lincoln, Giles, Cannon, Coffee, Frank
lin, Wilson, Hickman, Wayne, McNairy, Hardemar,
Shelby and Haywood.
From the following counties I have no satisfacto
ry reports, the presumption being in favor of the le
gality of the registration, viz : Sullivan, Washington,
Hancock, Scott, Polk, Roane, Sequatchie, Cumber
land, Fentress, Rhea, Overton, Bedford, Perry, Lew
is, Decatur, Henderson, Fayette and Tipton.
The following table shows the vote of each Dis
trict as 6hown by tho original returns, and also as
modified by omitting counties improperly regis
tered FIRST DISTRICT.
Total. Cast out.
N. G. Taylor 5,236 160
J. K. Miller 4,400 740
J. H. Randolph 1,625 32
T. D. Arnold 26
H. Maynard 7,156 1,557
J. A. Cooper 2,323 212
L. C.Houk 1,859 209
R.K. Byrd 1,210 376
F.S. Heiskell 217 Ci
B. Wells 21 1!
W. B. Stokes 4,454 1,865
A. Faulkner 2,543 1,525
J. R. Hood 845 66 J
Edmund Cooper 7,684 2,366
James Mullins 224 16
Featherstone 1 1
! w- B- Campbell 6,354
S. J. Carter
W. R. McDougal 11
W. L. Waters "
8. M. Arnell..
I. R. Hawkins.
E. S. Saunders 588 03
J. W. Leftwitch 1,673 .105
Wm. Hunter 100 3
John Bullock 600 3
Dunlap 525 ;I2
, .aj t.
the election of members of the
meniDersoi congress out tne couo (bee. my
duty would have been quite plain. But the "act to
limit tho elective franchise'' has been since passed.
It proposes a great change I may say revolution in
our elective system. It announces that a largo por
tion of our people have made war upon the Govern
ment, and are unsafe depositories of the elective
franchise. It provides, moreover, for a registration
of voters, and declares that no one i3 a legal voter
unless he shall have a certificate of reeistration, and
! that certificate must be obtained in a legal way. A
valid registration becomes indispensable to a valid
Again, by an act of Congress, approved March
3d, 18S5, before the Clerk of the House of Repre
sentatives can enrol a member, his certificate must
show that he was "regularly eleeted, according to
the laws of the State, or of the United States."
With official information before me that the votes
cast for a candidate are illegal and his election void,
I cannot, and will not, certify that he is regularly
elected, according to the laws of the State.'" What
ever others may think of my duty, I will not de
clare in a certificate, or otherwise, that the election
was regular in counties and districts where I offi
cially knew that it was not regular.
It will be seen that the law was more extensively
disregarded in the middle than in either of the other
divisions of the State. In the face of my proclama
tions and address, in spite of the telegraphic instruc
tions of the President, and the presence of tho mil
itary, but one single county in the Nashville district
held an election according to law, and that only in
part. In the county of Wilson there were 1,020
legal, and 593 illegal votes cast. Governor Camp
bell received his certificate on the vote of Wilson
alone having received all the votes cast in that coun
ty but ISO, every other coumty in his district being
thrown out. It is no doubt true that of 6,351 votes
received by Gov. C., many, perhaps a majority, were
cast by citizons who were entitled to vot e if legally
In the Sixth Congressional District I am compel
led to throw out the votes of the counties of Maury,
Humphreys, Montgomery, Lawrence, and Stewart,
the registration being clearly void, according to the
reports of the clerks in answer to the proclamation
of August the 11th. This produces a different re
sult than that produced by the Sheriff's returns of
the whole vote. The vote of the counties of Dick
son, Hickman and Wayne which appear to be cor
rectly registered, elects Mr. Arnell by a majority of
701 votes. The votes of the counties of Perrv. Lewis.
and Decatur, whose clerks have not responded to
. 1 iT -
My construction of the law which regulates my
duties, eomoela me to is.,, ..H.;fi.) t. Mr a rl
. , ... ,t , . '
ZfZl nZ !
the question is still open for the action of Coneress.
In the other Congressional districts, majorities are
reduced or increased by the action I have taken, but
wi rtauii. iu uu ce cnangea.
But I must repeat that th,.re can be no doubt but a !
large portion of the voters in tbe counties I have !
hn rnnSt.rHind to r;..t ,wt i,.
tificates if the law had been complied with. I sin-
me proclamation, wui increase tnis maiontv lo near i
t 0t.O. f nntin thn . t f ,"n TK.i !f 1.. ' """ ,ul "J"" 801 01 1113 'hns to
; ... a i j . , " i cule lue -tn earnest and powerful efforts
rT52 T dlraep35- ' J . tJovernorl the election to have
receivea -.t-uj votes, ana Mr. Arnell -,oo. . executed, proves his desire that all the citizen,
rt. ! v-.ru a ;j .fiine vote was iaree ana overw
their votls by the fault or mi.tak. of others. The
remedy lies in a new registration, which I hope will j
be at once ordered, for, havine acted in this matter 1
witn aeiioerauoa, ana Irons a sense of rignt, l snail
be compelled hereafter to disregard elections held in
the counties indicated in this report as illegally reg
istered. The official reports of the clerks and sheriffs, in
response to the proclamation cf August 11th, as well
as the original returns, are on file ia tbe office of
the Secretary of State, subject to the examina
tion of all concerned.
W. G. Brownlow.
Bt reference to the advfrtimmt r,r sv-
mour, U. S, Sanitary Claim Agent, no new claims
wm be received after the 3M of December.
I'ta waited long enough, Kathleen,
Th winter' fairly paet :
Th Iamb ar playing on the greta :
Th iwallowa come at last.
Tbe Tin ia leafy ronnd my door,
Th blouomi on th Hay ;
Th ware come dancing to th hcr
Why don't yon nam the day f
Ton know you pnt me off, Kthfcn,
Until the early epring,
Th fkie ar tranquil and eerene ;
Tli bees ar on tbe wing ;
Tbe Other prcad hl little sail
Th mower' in the hay ;
Tbe primrose bloomi in th Talf-
Why don't yon name th day
The thrnsh ia building in th thorn,
Among th whispering leare ;
The lark it bney in th corn,
Th martin 'neath th utm.
The little birdt don't build in rain ;
Their mate don't lay them nay
Beware I I may not aak again :
Why don't yon nam th day ?
Economy should rule th hour,
When time ar uow to tight.
And thoio who ttrire to (are their dime.
Most certainly ar right.
If dime are iquander'd foolishly.
Dollar will melt awar.
Whilst yon will most undoubtedly.
Grow poorer erery day !
From the Press- aod Times.
The August Election Governor Brown
low. Some lawyer undertakes to prove in an article in
the Dispatch, of Sunday, printed as editorial, that
Gov. Brownlow has exercised unwarranted power
in disregarding tho August election in certain coun
ties. The article is in better style and a little more
respectful in its terms than the attacks upon the
Governor generally are. If he has read it he no
doubt feels relieved that, for once, his ofScial acts
are reviewed and criticised without the use of such
epithets aa " monster," ' ruffian," &c.
The writer does net deny that the election in those
counties was null and void, but insists that, no mat
ter how irregular or void it might have been, the
Governor was bound by the original returns to cer
tify that it was regular and in accordanco with the
laws of the State.
After quoting from the code, (Sec. 935,) "The
Governor upon receipt of the returns thus certified,
shall deliver to the candidate having the highest
number of votes in his district, the certificate of his
election as Representative in Congress," the writer
proceed s to say that The returns of the officers
holding the election is legal proof to the Governor
that the candidate receiving tho highest number of
votes was "regularly elected according to tho laws
of the State," and that " the Governor has no"right
to go behind the action of the returning officers."
These two expressions amount to a declaration that
the returns of the officers holding the election are
eonclusice evidence that the election was regular,
and that the Governor ia bound so to testify. This
section of the code evidontly presupposes an election
hold according to the forms of the Constitution and
laws, with no other official information before the
Governor, but the Sheriff's returns, and these returns
showing that tho election was regularly held. But
supposo the Sheriff makes an additional return, or,
if you please, an amended return, and that amended
return shows that the election was not regularly
held. Such was the case with the Sheriff of Hum
phreys county. His first return shows an election
"opened and held"' according to law, but in response
to the inquiries submitted to him he replies, official
ly, that in seven out of ten districts in the county
the judges of election were not sworn ! And the
Clerk's report shows that his entire registration was
null and void. And in this way a county is niado
to cast near four hundred votes that never was sus
pected of having more than two loyal citizens in it.
But it is said the Governor had no right to submit
these inquiries to tho Clerks and Sheriffs. He must
not inquire into frauds and official abuses. He must
shut his eyes and blindly certify that every election
is held " regularly and in accordance with the laws
of tho State." This, it seem3, does not suit the con
science of the Governor. He will not certify a false
hood knowingly, and "cause the great seal of the
State to be affixed " to it. If tho editor of the Dis
patch, or his writer, desires such an official perform
ance, they must call upon their Governor, now rus
ticating in Mexico on the spoils of the State.
But let us see to what this preposterous doctrine
would lead. It was proposed in the Dispatch, last
summer, that the people, without regard to the pres
ent State Government or any of it& laws, should go
to the polls on the 3d of August, and elect not only
members of Congress but a Governor and Legisla
ture. About the same time there was a general
movement to disregard the franchise law. And it
was not till after repeated proclamations were issued
one distinguished arrest made some indictments
found and an adjudication at Memphis, and the in
terposition of the President himself, that a sullen
acquiescence was affected, and an imperfect execu
tion of the law obtained. Suppose this rebel effort
had been successful, and there had been ho registra
tion whatever, and no regard paid to the law. Ac
cording to tho doctrine of tho writer we are review
ing, it would have been the duty of the Governor to
certify from the Sheriffs returns that the election
was " regularly held according to the laws of the
State !" No man of common sonse, and no lawyer
with a decent respect for himself willcontend that, in
the event of a total failure throughout the State to
register the voters, the Governor would have been
bound to certify that the election was regular. Now
what is tho difference between a total failure and a
failure in twenty-nine counties, sa far as these twen
ty-nine counties are concerned ?
Many other cases of a void election might be put,
such as an election viva, rvce instead of by ballot, or
secretly without notice ; or tho election of a woman,
a negro, or a convict, in all of which cases common
sense, law, and tho Constitution reouire that the
Governor should take notice of the election. And i reasonable, but there is wholesome power expected
this is all that he has done in the case of tho twenty- I m them. The present ostensible quiet in East Ten
nine counties which failed to comply with the law. j nessee, has only been produced by t.chibilirg power,
He has simpiy taken no notice of them. I ana rcsl assurea it is only a swottercet bitterness, no
But the writer for the Dispatch arsens that the j Rnpc ?. f!elinS or judgment has been effected
law of Congress of March the 2d, !563," " has noth- t The 'fS15'110,? a.cd for, while it is reasonable,
ing to do with the duties of tho Governor." It re- I ?Pe.rates 0,1 al alike the bouthern man and the
quires patienco to answer a writer who will quote a j .nwn ian-forccs the L mon man to depart from
statute, and then make tho assertion directly in the i hl5lll!crl silence, and his sanctuary of safety, non
face of it. Thc Governor has to make out and sign j aotI"' a u nJ. personally, and nine
a certificate, and the act quoted requires that certifi- te"s 'f a,U the?0 men-judges, justices, shentls
cate to show that tho member -'was regularly elect- ! constables, lawyers, ete. wt fate the oath, and will
ed according to tho laws of tbe State." It prescribes ! thus take the first and most difhcult step to them,
thn form of tbn cert! fieatc A onrtifirata itW
certificate without ;
this form would not be noticed by tho Clerk of the :
House of Representatives. It will not do to say that I
tho phraseology of the statute may be omitted in the 1
certificate, and that it is sufficient for him to certify
that tho candidate received the highest number of .
votes, simpiy. inis is one tact going to show that
the election was regular. If he undertakes to show
that tho election was regular' by a recital of facts,
ho must show many other things than simply that
one candidato received more votes than any other.
He must show that a proclamation and writs of elec
tion were issued ; that the election was held at the
propor time and places, by ballot, and by the proper
officers, and that there had been a correct registra- Iltf v lU0 c,!1owrVl ms ieuow me"' I crenJ
tion, etc., etc. Now the act of Congress intends, and ; cfle! ftmen ! ) ?.e wa3 Klttcfd hT:r l
it toys, that the certificate must ,ho,o that the mem- j hc Jt staggering blow which sent rebellion reel
ber was regularly elected according to the laws of 3 S""fe; &n en' ho dln? f13 ""K W
the State."' It must contain these wrds, and their :?e, ha"?,' t?.walk 'ho ,tS ,su,rrenJed
omission ould not only excite suspicion but be fa- caPlto''. hil n'3-ear drantk ? J0 anJ tha?.k?,v-
i a i t.- i n r u 1 1 1 1 r rr rtr vna nn nAt a aai.Kaa . t
intelligent member elect would receive or accept a
.rt.ifl,.Ht- Vit.hn.,t r, ..f ... A .:-
hit v j 1 1. w v a nuu uaiici n LEI Lllll , f I
certificate without tho words of the act, or their !
equivalents, on its face.
Our writer says this i3 tho '-first time in the his
tory of Tennessee that tho Governor has assumed to
throw out the votes of whole counties." This is no
argument against the legality of the act. It is the
first time in Tennessee that it was made the solemn
duty of the Governor to "take care" that a regis
tration law ' be faithfully executed.'' In the lan
guage ol our writer, these aro "perilous times,'' and
many imngs nave oeen aone in lennesseein thelast
five years for the first time. It would gratify the
curiosity ot the reader to know how many of the
things "done for the first time" by lsham G. Harria
and his associates have been approved by the writer
we aro noticing, it is unaemooa toat tne oatensi-
bio writer has not left many protests upon record
against these things " uone lor the first time. '
Again, our writer says tho Governor has "de-!
prived all these menjin the twenty-nine counties of i
t,uw uiguei, rjgui oi a ireeman, ana that he has as
sumed the right to "disfranchise whole counties."
This is unfair, ungenerous, unworthy. It is a low
attempt to irritate the people of these counties against
thc Governor. Any citizen of any of the counties
thrown out, has only to take his loyal neighbor to
the clerk, and prove himself entitled to vote, and get
his certificate; and any county can at once comply
with tho law by a correct registration. "Whatever
"highest right ' any man may have lost, has been
lost cither by his own act in making war upon his
the law i
u" . s v ':u.""cu- "UBt personally
rtto tu fin TOtirn .. T , 1 .1 i . . : .) 1 ,
h."ov tiiai, it
Was With nuu-.h rptrrpt. nd fr lnntr I
t 'compelled todist j
regara tne election m the counties named. His zeal f
3irB that the Deonle should be represented in Con-
t t0v.thf Ctb D,str,c Vh.e i m th couat,c"
wh,cro tbe complied with, the vote was small ;
and overwhelmingly for Mr. Arnell, and that in the !
stronjt rebel counties where the 1
T..fcoma3: P unmistakable langu
of tbe claim of the former that he was the choice of
thc franchised citizens of his district. But accord
ing to onr writers own viow3, no injury has been
done to Mr. Thornse. The certificate is mere mat- j
1 1 flnd a siDgle county in he :th District, in which ; Pinkertoi arrested one Auguatus Stewart Bvron,
; regular election had been held, so as to enaile him j who was a nephew of Admiral Napier, who was
i to irive Governor Cauatibell a certificate, attests his ' th on aortfin rt in flirt fVimawn u?r wrT V
ter or torm. e quote tne following from the arti- was convicted of murder by throwing a train from
cle in the Dispatch, and ask the reader to transpose J the track, thereby killing tho engineer, the object be
thc names of Mr. Arnell and Mr. Thomas, where- j ject being the robbery t the mails. He was sen
ever they occur, to show the safo pojition of Mr. tenced to imprisonment for life in the State peniten
Thomas: ! tiary at Jackson. Capital punishmsnt having been
" But the certificate is not final as to the regulari- j abolished in Michigan. He died in prison, aged
ty of such an election. If Mr. Arnell is satisfied j bout thirty-five years.
tnat a majority ot tne legal votes cast m tne election, I
to the House of Representatives, which, by the con
stitution of the United State?, is constituted -the
judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of
its own members,"' and that body would soon oust
Mr. Thnmns and ive th seal to Mr. Axnoll.':
Methodist Mlsslonarj item.
Oi'r MILLION DOLLARS ATPSOPBJ ATED.
ArrKOPRiATioss iob 18CC. The appropriatioca
of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episco
pal Church have now reached an aggregate of one
million dollars. The distribution of this total is
made in the following manner, namely:
I. Fri; Mimics.
1. India . S73.TT3 4
2. Bulgaria ..."
3. China ."..''
i. Germany amis
iUerland C3.910 W
7. South America..'.!!!"
81. French Confernce.
II, Fukmos PorrtittONe.
; ,v on
III. IVDIAX MlfrilOM
IV. Amiiicas Domestic Miisics:
In fifty-eight annual conference, indu
ing four German and two colored con
ference V. Thibd Clas or Missions.
Interior Department S-"0,J0O 1M
Southern Department . k,300 Co
Middle Department ! 72,000 00
Mississippi Department 89,000 00
Northern Department 2s,0U0 0
Educational Purposes . 20,0i0 0
Contingent 31,792 17
VI. CV'STisoixT Find
VII. Incipevtal Exrrxr.,
VIII. Orrieg ExriNsr?
Urand total I,OUO,000 00
The General Missionary Committee reached the
above grand conclusion at their seventh session, at
four o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, November
utn, tne tourtn day of their conference. At tni
stage, reached after most mature, prayerful, and
harmonious action, nothing was more appropriate
than theall by Bishop Janes for the singing of the
Doxology, "Praise God, from whom, all blessings
flow I" This was followed by prayer, in which
Bishop Simpson was called to lead. The Board of
Managers, having been notified, were present and
united in thc devotional exercises ; after which, be
ing called to order by the First Vice-President, Rev.
Dr. Harris, as secretary to the General Missionary
Committee, reported the details of the foregoing ap
propriations, in which the Board unanimously con
curred. After which thc Board of Bishops signified
by Bishop Ames their unanimous concurrence,
thereby perfecting the work tho Committee and
Board were called to do for tho Church. yew Fork
"What an appropriation for one year, by a single
denomination! Of this amount, $202,300 00 is for
the Southern States recently in rebellion, under the
names of Southern, Middle and Mississippi Depart
ments. Besides this, the Church Extension Society of the
Methodist Church, at Philadelphia, has made large
appropriations for erecting houses of -worship. For
the city of Nashville, $10,000, and for thc Nashville
District, under tho care of Row Mr. Gee, $10,000
A Church organisation with such monicd resour
ces, and Truth and God on its side, can't be put
down by rebels.
Views of an East Tennessee Rebel In
The following letter, written by tho noted W. H.
Sneed, of Knoxvillo, in 1861, will be of interest to
our East Tennessee friends :
Kxoxville, October 7, 181.
Gtiicral WashinytuH Barrow:
Dear Sir You will pardon uic when I again
address you on the snbject of tho necessary and
proper legislation demanded by a considerate pub
lic policy for this division of the State. The impor
tance of a wise and just action till justify the ex
pression of an opinion by every citizen, but when
wc consider that there is not a sound Southern Repre
sentative in either branch of the Legislature east of
Monroe county, it perhaps becomes an imperative
dnty to do so. I de not forget that there is one Sen
ator and one one Rprescntative east of Monroe who
claim to be with the South.
I most earnestly impress upon you the importance
ef adopting for the present, the general ticket sys
tem in the election of members of Congress. This
is the only means to prevent the sending of unsound
men to counsel with and having full knowledge of
our proposed movements against their friend, but
our enemies. It will go very far and be most effi
cient in breaking up the K Union"' organization, by
destroying the hopes of the leaders for desirable
office, and more effective still, informing the public
mind of the determined earnestness of Southern
men fh this revolution.
If the general ticket is adopted for Congress, it
should also be made to apply to the electoral ticket,
and if to both tickets, it should be nominated at
I make these suggestions from no motive of per
sonal aspiration, and in proof of which, I authorize
you, and request it of you, should my namo be men
tion in connection with cither, to decline promptly
There are four candidates claiming to be South
ern men in thc Chattanooga district, and in this
thero aro three. Ttereix no time for the settlement
of such aspirations in and by the districts.
Of equal, if not of greater importance, is the pas
sage of a law requiring all e.c:Ati;:g officers and law
yers, etc., to take thc oath of allegiance to tho Con
federate Mates on or before a givtn day, er if not
done, thc vacation of the office, and the withdrawal
of all privilege to practice, and prohibiting the
courts from allowing them to practice in the courts.
I nd making all judgments void rendered in favor of
I an!J ciMttoj s-'ci reusing Imcyr, th object being
10 maltc tne law eette tsci.
j f tno suggestions I make shall bo carried out I
' bdlecc the best results toill folljn: Thev aro not un-
m i" rig" uirecuuu. i our irieno.,
W. II. Snefd.
A Touching Tribute.
One of tho most elegant and touching tributes to
President Lincoln that wc have seen is the follow
ing from the address of Wendell Phillips :
"And what of him in whose precious blood this
momentous lesson is writ ? He sleeps in thc bless
ings of the poor ; whose fetters God commissioned
him to break. Give prayers and tears to the deso
late widow and tho fathorlcs?, but count him blessed
e i . i rn rw
every lorm.pieiy ana grauLuaecouia invent anu tnen
i seal the sure triumph ot thc cauce he loved with his
. m . . 1 . T J a 1 i!
own blood. He caucht the first notes of the coming
jubilee, and heard his own name in every one. Who
among living men may not envy him '.' Suppose
that when aboy, he floated on the slow current of
thc Mississippi, idly gazing at the slave upon its
banks, some angel had lifted the curtain and shown
him that in the prime of his manhood ho should see
a proud empire rocked to its foundation in the effort
to broak those chains, should himself marshal thc
hosts of the Almighty in the grandest and holiest of
I wnr thut fhrUtrnm Avr tnpw nd leal, with
i half reluctant hand, that thunderbolt of justice
; which would smito the foul system to the dust then
; dic. having a name immortal in the sturdy pride of
OUI: Tace anj trj0 undying gratitude -f another
WOuld hit erprhility. hnwevpr f.-rinrl h r,Kl
him to bolieve it'.' Fortunate man ! He has lived
to do it! Applause. God has graciously with
held him from any fatal misstep in the great ad
vance, and withdrawn him at the moment when hi-
Btar touchod zenith, and tho nation needed a sterner
hand for the work God gives it to do."
A Son or Lord Byron a Mall Bobber.
The Chicago Republican give a long history of
Tinkerton's National Police Agency, from which
we extract tho following :
" In connection with the railroad business, there
occurred many strange episodes. During the early
stages of railroad enterprise in Illinois, great crimes
track and throwingoff the trains. Many wero kill- j
were frequently perpetrated oy oDstructing of the
ed by these atrocious acts, although plunder was,
no doubt tne otjeclot tnem. Hie Jlicnnr&n (south
ern suffered most in this way: llve3 were lost and
the mails invariably roiled On one of thee oc
cations, afttr a tedious investigation of months. Mr.
nktr(tinn0rnl,Urv nH mrdf,r'hv th
l?hj, LdinSbu'? Slrl Mary Stewart-
He had two or three manuscript letters, written by
Lord Byron, in his possession, and there wereo;hr
aw was disregarded, , authentic documents to prove the truth of his story. what awakens and inflames our nations "
rhelmingly for Mr. . The latter, apier, also turned out to be the person ; Whit will iV.- u. ,;,i K-i "
s language in favor i that he represented himself to be, although be man- j U hat U lh,e S"S -lide J; plain wo-
aged finally to elude iustice bv runnins away. He
escaped from New York in a sailing vessel bound for
T? l .1.1 , . I
cngianu, aunougn jar. nnkerton wsin.ew ior
and on his track at the time. Tbe son of the poet
We see that all the blackguard copperhead jour
nals in the North denounce Governor Brownlow
And tbft I'niftB ry pm Ki a rf t Vi c rPAT,Mna-nA T -1
ture. But thev are careful to sav nothing np-ainiit '.
their particular pet. the Milsippi Legislature.
Press trfd Timn. j
General L. S. Trowbridge.
Below wc copy from a .Michigan exchange
a brief summary of thc military services of
one of our tituens, General Trowbridge.
AVo heartily endorse all said of thc Gener
al's efficiency and gallantry,.ind tho efficien
cy and gallantry of thc regiment under bis
command in East Tennessee.
Fersonal. Among the recent promo -
uona, we notice thc namo of Col. L. S.
Trowbridge to be Brevet Brigadier General.
A brief summary of his military history
may be interesting to his many friends in
our city. Entering tho service in 1862 as
Junior Major m the celebrated :th Cavalry,
he served through the Maryland and Penn
sylvania campaigns with his regiment in
the famous Michigan Brigade, under Custer
and Kilpatrick. We find his name houora
bly mentioned lor services at the memora
ble battle of Gettysburg, where his horse
was killed under him, and he himself nar
rowly escaped being taken prisoner, while
leading a charge against Stuart's Cavalry
on Meade's right. In the Fall of 1S03 he
was appointed Lieut. Colonel of the 10th
Michigan Cavalry, which regiment he as
sisted in raising, and in the Spring of 186 1
led to tho defense of East Tennessee, where
nearly every cross road and village between
Strawberry Plains and thc Virginia line,
bears witness to their gallantry and vigi
lance, in constant scouting and skirmishig
with Morgan's and Vaughn's Cavalry. At
Strawberry Tlains General Trowbridge wa
ordered to erect a fort, which he completed
with such efficiency and skill that in it a
hundred of thc 10th Cavalry repulsed a
greatly superior force of Wheeler s Cavalry.
Later in the Fall General Trowbridge do
fended Strawberry Plains with a few hun
dred men against John ('. Breckinridge
and John B. Palmer, (formerly of this
city.) with r,UR men.
In January. 1 he was appointed Pro
vost Marshal General of East Tennessee
an office he filled with the entire approba
tion of tho Government, and to the satis
faction of the loyal people of that-section.
When his regiment was ordered to join
Stoneman's great expedition. General T.,
longing to be agaiu in tho saddle, received
permission to accompany it, and resuming
command of the 10th, followed Stoncman
on thc war-path, riding for days and nights
without rest, constantly skirmishing, des
troying bridges, railroads and everything
conducive to the health of the Southern
Confederacy, adding much to the power of
tho blows then being struck at the life of
Wc aro pleased to record to-day the
proper recognition of the services of another
of our brave Michigan men. General Trow
bridge was mustered out of thc servico Sept.
1st, and wc understand has resumed the
practice of his profession, thc law, in the
city of Knoxville, where he had acquired
many warm friends and where his upright
and courteous deportment has won for him
a popularity that is thc sure guarantee of
success. While regretting the loss to our
own city, we wish for him the full mcasuro
of reward that he deserves.- Detroit Adver
tiser ttiid Tribune.
Headquarters Devabtmest of Texsissie
Knoxville, Tenn., Jfov. 2Jth, 1865. j
General Orders, )
No. 18. (
I. Rofore a General Court Martial which con
vened at Knoxville, T nnessee, in pursuance of
Special Orders 2o. 80, from Headquarters Depart
ment of Tennessee, dated ' Knoxville, Tennessee,
Sept. 23, 1865," and of which Brigadier and Brevet
ilajor General Edward Hatch is President, was ar
raigned and tried :
1. P. P. C. Nelson, late First Lieutenant and As
sistant Commissary of Subsistence, 13th Tennessee
Volunteer Cavalry, and Acting Commissary of
Subsistence, Jd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, De
partment of the Cumberland.
Embezzling, and knowingly and willfully misap
porpriating Subsistence Stores, and other proper
ty of the United States, and applying the same to
his own use, in violation of an Act of Congees,
approved March 2, 1852.
i. H ARC E ti.
"Wrongfully and knowingly, conveying and dispos
ing of Subsistence Stores and other property of
the United States, furnished and to be used for
the Military service of the United States, in vio
lation of an Act of Congress, approved March ?.
Violation cf 36th Article of War.
To allot wnicn cbarges tne accused pieauea ot
FlXMJi8. Of the 1st charge, 2?ot Guilty.
Of tho 2d charge, Not Guilty.
Of the 3d charge, Not Gnilty.
Of the 4th charge, Not Guilty.
And the Court does therefore aznil him, tho said
P. P. C. Nelson, late First Lieutenant and Assis
tant Commissary of Subsistence 3d, Brigade, 1st
Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland.
2. H. A. Kellcy, First Lieutenant and Regimen
tal Quartermaster, 8th Tennessee Volunteer Caval
ry, and Acting Assistant Quartermaster 3d Brigade,
1st Cavalry Division, Department of tho Cumber
land. i ITAROE.
Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military
To which charge tho accused pleaded Not Guilty.
Finding. Not Guilty.
And the Court do"5 thcrctoro iw.t the said H.
A. Kelley, First Lieutenant and Regimental Quar
termaster, .-d Brigadi", 1st Cavalry Division, Depart
ment of tho Cumberland.
3. John K.Miller. Colonel IJth Tennessee Vol
Forging and Counterfeiting a igualurc upon a re
ceipt upon duplicate vouchers, (form No. 12,) for
the purpose of obtaining payinent of a false
chum from thc United States.
(MA ROE II- 3
Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military
FiSL'iNtiS. Ui the 1st charge, Not Guilty
Of the 2d charge, Guilty.
And thc Court docs therefore sentence Lim, the
eaid John K. Miller, Colonel 13th Tennessee Volun
teer Cavalry, to be dismissed tht service.
II. Tha proceedings and findings f the Court id
the foregoing cases of P. P. C. Nelson and Lieu
tenant fl. A. Kelley, 8th Tennessee Volunteer Cav
ry are approved. They will be released from arrest,
and Lieutenant H. A. Kelley, will be mustered out
The proceedings, findings and sentence of the
Court in the case of John K. Miller, Colonel 13th
Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, are approved and
confirmed. Colonel Jo-'.n K. Miller. 13th Tennes
sti! Volunteer Cavalrv. ceasea to b an officer in the
Eervice of the United States from this datt.
ni. Th General Court Martial, ol wiiieii brig
adier and Brevet Major General Ed;ird Hatch is
President, u hereby dissolved.
Bv command of Major General Slovenian.
Wm. L. Poaiijt,
Assistant Adjutant General.
What ne love a woman Tor.
Some one, speaking ol a beautiful "irf
with enthusiasm, sata no was almost .in
with he i";
r understamliiiir was bv
Pooh ' said Goethe.
laughing. " as
if love had an v thing to do
We love a girl for
very Uitlereiit things than unantanuing.
We love her for her beauty, her youth,
her mirth, her eoiitiJingncss, her charac
ter, with it laults, caprice, and heaven
knows what other inexpressible charms :
but we do not love her understand
ing. Her mind wc esteem (if it is brilliant,)
and it may greatly elevate her in our opin
ion : nav more, it may enchain us when we
already love ; bat her understanding is not
man sav to such a hereby ?
Hon. John Sherman says, iu his recent
speech, that our national debt, upon the
basis of tho present tax laws, will be paid
off in twenty-live years, and without op
pressing any branch of industry. This is
reckoning only upon our present population.
! but when we come to reflect that our wealth
! doubles in ten j-ears and our population in
; thirty years ; that hundreds of thousands
ot emigrants come annually to help us par
tne dcDW that we have undeveloped resour
CCS almost without a paralell. this debt ceae
to give na concern.