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BROWHLOW, HAWS & CO., Publishers.
The State Government.
The folio ioc article irom iunug
and Time show mat vu rrww.wNHi.o;
abandoned tbe Idcaof overthrowing tho State Goy
crnment. Whenever they are ready let them pitch
in we promise them a lively time :
The Lebanon Herald, published in a county whoee
..UrrU niH few month since voled to tax its peo
ple to pay a rebel war debt of $4,000 contracted by
the countv, u in exftaciea at the idea of holding a
convention to upset the present Stale Government.
Somebody asks how that can L done leg&ny, anu it
replies: ' ' " . , V
Simply ty Holding preliminary luwuugB, .uu
ing on a day for a general election of delegates. The
constitution givu them tha 'inalienable' and inde
this 'whenever they think
AOMO.lIU " 5 .
PP , .? - hit . sn A 4rtat. the
But, an otyccuon may oe ruitvu i-j
militarv will interfere and prevent the election or
meeting of the convention, we Deiieve w
warranted in saying that so long at the Presidential
Chair is filled by Andrew Johnson, there la no fear
of military interference with a convention of the
whole people of a state, n was uimo
ild have been bowed down with fear
and tremoiing wncn ai me " -v i
found themselves stripped of all their slaves and
most of their personal property; wnen mev iouuu
bands of negro soldiers in all their towns and cities ;
and when they found themselves sianaerea anu in
sulted by every foul-mouthed Yankee who had the
power to raise bis voice, jiappuy t y.u
r if. i : . ema nf h nld nint animate
I iWU n e utiiiu w BIT! CVIUV V .-v -r-
1 Ulllfl ollCufklllMt I . - .iirtw-iif l?Ani and more than all toe have a
Judge, L. C. Uouk and N. A. Tatterson may be frUndalihe WMU.
expected to address the publicatthe following times u l& "of a State Con-
and places, on the state of the country, and of po-1 Tent;on geriously if they desire to see their State
litical parties defending the action of Congress Bnatchcd from tho hands ef a few little tyrants."
and the princ pies of the great republican party in ! The uera: 1 is overjoyeu iu -
anu vui. j.rim.ijw. ' 'b . . V, T v I armv has left, and that good rebels arc no longer as-
,,r;tirm in ihn nfln.lT Arpanizcd Corner-Joh neon-1 army n as icu, auu i"" , T
li i " I Bftd thousands ol dollars ov auu" "uluuui
Yrclding P the olucr ciiec",
Dropping btinbly on the knees;
Closing lip when dared to speak,
Kill not,do in timet like these.
Knoxville, Tenn., August 29, 1866.
C. S. ni-BBABD, So. 54, Broad Street, Boston, Mass
it our rcrulariT avpoiated aeent to receive tubseriptions
for oar paper in the States of Connecticut
The "Whig can be bad every week at the News
Depot of K. II. Sincleton, Post Office Building
predict tbet we sha!l also maintain our strength in
both bouses of Congress.
On the 3d of September the real Union men of
the South will -assemble in the city of Philadelphia.
Cheer. The Union men, hded by Hamilton,
and Fowler, and Stokes, and albeir gallant band,
will be he that will U our day. ICriea of "That a
aor-l Then we shall hear the bUripangled Ban
ner"and "Rally Round the Flag," and we shall re
spond to them with joyful hearts and tearful eyes.
Then no traitor's views will pollute tho atmosphere.
Cheers. Then nothing will be heard but shouts
of iov and srratitude to Almighty God. I , thank
you again and again. I will simply say for myself
that I am here with my armor on, and I entered to
fight the battle through, no matter .what may be
the result to myself. Cries of "That's right."J I
know these are perilous times: but 1 do not belong
to a shrinking tribe. Cried of "You are right."
I am embarked in this fight with strong and radi
cal principles, and believe that radical diseases re
quire radbal remedies.' f Applause.! Having plan
ted my standard on this corner, I intend to contend
under the old nag to tne last and to tbe bitter end
Loud cheers were then given for CoL Forney and
Gen. Geary, and the erowd marched up Chestnut
street singing "Rally Round the lag.
In Harrison, Hamilton Co., Tenn.,
Ang. 20, I860.
Meeting commenced at 11 o'clock, a. m. On mo
tion of Hon. A, II. Cate, Peter Hunger, Esq!, was
appointed temporary Chairman. -
The following named gentlemen were elected per
manent officer of the Convention,viz : .' . j ;
Hon. D. C. Trewhitt, President. ' '
CapL Thomas McNish, Col. J. H.Mame;-A.vA;
Pearson, Esq., Vice Presidents, v
J. S. Wiltse, Dr. J. F. Jones, S. V. Clevenger,
The object of the Convention were stated by the
Chairman, Mr. Trewhitt, In an appropriate intro
ductory address. ." .- '-,
Hon. James Mullins, of Bedford county, Tenn.,
being introduced to the audience, addressed the
Convention, reviewing at length the history of the
Proceedings of a Union MassConTen- nomwaju
tlon, Asscmciea ex tne conn iionse fjmigc Frazler, Snerlir rauerson ana
Fosse BUEimonea 10 Appear jociuro
the House or RepresenUtKes, to An
swer ror tne Violation or Us PrlTl-leges.
On vestprdav fknUin Wm. HevdU Sereeant-at-
Arms of the House of Representatives, by his depu
ty served the following notice upon Judge Fraxier,
01 me jriminai voun, onenu xwnov uv..
to appear before the House of Representatives, to
answer tne cnargea contempt ana viomwuu
liamentary privilege, on the second Monday of No
vember next. The following is a copy i m
served: , - . - " ' .,
Hu Thos. X. Frazler, Judge Criminal Court of
Davidson County : Sib In accordance with a-resolution
of the General Assembly of Tennessee, passed
July 24th, 1866, and by direction of Mr. Speaker
Ueiskell,'! herewim transmit a copy oi taia reauiu
tion as a notice to your Honor to appear at the Bar
of the House of Representatives of the General As
-i r m- ' : 4V- : r sembiv oi xennessee. on u u aioauay oi iiwTom
ponucai 1Ssue in xeaneasee, uou wi iSm.shswii, 12th dav of said month, to
answer such charges, if any, as may be brought
New Market, Monday, September 17lh.
Sevicrville, Tuesday, September 18th.
Newpoit, Wednesday, September 19th.
Morristown, Thursday, September 20th.
Rogereville, Friday, September 2 1st.
Rutledge, Saturday, September 2 2d.
Maryville, Monday, September 24th.
Loudon, Wednesday, September 2'itb.
Athens, Thursday, September 27th.
Kingston, Saturday, September HDth.
Athlcc to Northern Men War Coming.
Some of the Copper-Johnson leaders in East Ten
nessee have commenced advising Northern men to
wind un their interest here and leave, in view of
troubles ahead, which they think will ripen into
another conflict of arms. Tho position they take is,
ttiat when Congress meets in December, either they
will impeach Johnson, or he will set them aside. In
either event, wo aro told there will bo a collision,
and henee this advice is given to that class of North
ern men who sustain Congress, and are usually call
ed "radicals." Our advice to all truly loyal men is
to stand their ground, e-pecially in East Tennessee,
and to be prudent, but firm, and arm and equip
themselves for any emergency that may urise. Let
nutiir East Tennessee Union men and returned
Federal soldiers do the same, and not be caught
nithoul preparation for whatever may occur. That
wo arc to have another conflict of arms we have no
sort of doubt, but East Tennessee is a safo place for
a loyal man who stands by Congress, the law-mak
ing, and the war-making power of the Government.
That the President will bo impeached there is but
little doubt, but tho impeachment will be sustained
and the decision of his triors inforced ho himself
turned out of office, and a loyal man put in his place,
The Army and Navy, and the Treasury, will pass
into the hands of the true friends of the Govern
merit, and a million of returned veteran soldier will
rally at the call of the legally constituted authori
lies of the country. Wo be to the men, then, who
are active in brincinc on this second rebellion!
Congress will be sustained, and the Union will be
bold by its proper owners, if the country has to be
drenched in blood, and the rebellious portion of tbe
Ountrv is made a howling wilderness ! Come what
will, we go with tbe law and war-making power of
the Government, and no traitor, whether in or out
of office, can transfer us to the ranks of any set of
conspirators. Tho people are not to be deceived who
are loyal, and when the dividing line is drawn, a6 it
will be in Jicr months from this writing, it will be a
one-sided affair in East Tennessee, and throughout
the loyal North. The result of the coming Fall
elections alone will check the mad career of the rebel
hoards who are marshaling under Johnson. The
friends of Congress will carry the elections, and this
may cause the rccolulioiiists to pause and reflect be
fore they aro utterly ruined.
Military Governor, as in 18G2-3, ana n proDaoiy
hopes that the President will make reparation for
said assessments, and other outrages, by helping the
rebels to overthrow the present State Government,
form a new Constitution, and elect Forrest Gover
nor. As the Herald unjustly accuses us in another
paragraph of garbling its editorials, we beg leave to
6hun even tho appearance of evil by quoting another
paragraph from its columns, to illustrate iwj ten laments:
" All that is wanting to condemn a Southern man
or woman, and bang mem, or wnai is veu uiu
worse, send them to the Dry Tortugas, is to get them
before a Yankee Military Commission or Court
Martial ' charged with an offense, ride Mrs. bur
rat, the recent military trials in South Carolina, the
result of which was the sending of four respectable
citizens of that State to the Dry Tortugas for life,
and the military trial and hanging of Champ Fergu
son in tfashcilte Inst year. Youteev.e haten't for-
gU these things!'
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We nope that tne nangmg oi .airs, ourrak auu
Champ Ferguson will not prevent our amiable co
temnorarv Irora takinc a bottle of Mrs. Winlow's
Soothing Syrup as prepared by the Philadelphia
Convention. It is true that the President had full
power to pardon both Surrat and Ferguson, but he
did not see fit to do it, and was virtually their exe
cution. When tho Herald loads its gun eo heavily
it ouirht not to fire it at its own friends. Don't do
The Proposed Convention.
The Copper-Johnson leaders of this State pro
pose to call a Convention to amend tbe Constitution
and to overthrow the present State Government
Should any set of revolutionists, however formidable,
attempt to hold such a conclave, electing their del
egates by setting aside the existing Franchise Law,
we promise them that thej- will be dispersed in le
time than they were coming together, by the State
militia. Neither the Legislature or Governor of this
Stale intend the State Government shall be over
thrown by a set of disorganizes, however fonuida
ble they may seem to be. This State Government
will exist while the present State officers are in of
fice, and tho term of its Legislative members exist,
and that is until October, 1867. Then the loyal men
of tho State will 6end up loyal members, who will
bo sworn in at the capitol, elected under tho opera
lion of the Franchise Law a law that must and
will 1-e inforced, if it require bayonets to in force it.
AVe talk it out plainly, because we should understand
each other on this subject. Let any revolutionist
dare to set aside the State Government, and the'
will be taught a lesson they will not forget soon .'
Speech or one . or the Philadelphia
In Philadelphia, one Friday night, .one of the
delegates from South Carolina, Hon. Mr. Moses,
who was a judge under tho Rebel Government,
He hailed those before him as his fellow citizens
of the United States. However his State may have
acted, she was honest, for she had given the people
of the North thirty year s notice before she fired the
first gun, and after they had entered into the war,
and had fought many bloody battles, and had finally
been conquered, they submitted to the North with a
grace that was highly commendable.
Thero were certain promises made by tho North,
however, which should be remembered. One of
these promises was that the Constitution was to be
liberalized, and it was owing to these promises, in a
great measure, that his State submitted. The insti
tution of slave-y had been given up. In alluding
to the change in the Constitution, he said that South
Carolina would no more accept of than Pennsylva
Do tho pigmies who have charge of both Houses
of Congress pretend to bo wiser than our forefath
ers? The speaker had nothing to conceal; the
people of South Carolina are as true to tho Consti
tution as the people of Massachusetts. If the solu
tion of this difficulty could be left to the soldiers
and sailors, they would settle it in five days. What
right has Senator Wilson and other men of like
character to construe the Constitution ? Such men
are governed by their prejudices, and are not, there
fore, capable of doing justice to all classes compos
ing the Union.
lie then alluded to tho clergy, and said that the
chaplains who had come among them were more
dreaded than the Union armies.
This man was appointed Collector of Internal
Rp.venuo in Charleston by President Johnson, but
was compelled to resign on account of not being
able to take the test oath.
Change or Poller.
On the 10lh of July, 18 OS, the Prccident tele
graphed Gov. Brownlow to faithfully execute all the
laws passed by the existing Legislature of Tennes
l.ie; and to enable the Governor to Jo this, he di
rected bim to call upon General Thomas for a suf
ficient military force. One year from that date, the
time Johnson, having gone over to the rebels, and
ttiraed his back upon the loyal men of Tennessee,
t'legraphed General Thomas not to interfere in any
way in lhalf of the State Government! This was
at a time when the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House
was resisted and overpowered by an armed rebel
force, while attempting to arre refractory and rev
olutionary Johnson members of that body !
This is not all, nor is it the worst of the case. The
perfidious change of the President, in one year, and
his base treachery, sticks out in damning relief at
very point of the compass. At the very lime he
was refusing tho Union men of the Legislature mil
itary aid against armed rebels, ho was turning over
tbe military force of the Government to an infuri
ated rebel mob in New Orleans, to break up a Union
Convention, and slaughter a crowd of Union men.
both w hite and black ! John Tyler was the embodi
ment of fidelity, compared with Andrew Johnson !
Benedict Arnold was the soul f patriotism com
pared to Johnson ! Aaron Burr was devoted to the
Union and Constitution of his country w hen weighed
n thc6calcs with this man Johnson! And Judas
Iscariot was faithful to Christ compared with John
sou's treatment of the State Government he inau
Is his speech before the Soldiers' Greary Club, at
Harrisburg, Pa., Gov. Hamilton, of Texas, said :
The President promised to be the Moses i f the
negro, but it seems he did not get so far as his name
sake. He did not lead his negro friends quite to the
Land of Canaan. We have tho intelligence to-day
that the Union men in New Orleans have been
murdered like dogs in a kennel, under the direction
of a Mayor who fought in the Rebel army when
Farragut was in New Orleans Bay ! Oh, that we
had Ben. Butler in New Orleans now! Cheers.
There was no law to prevent a reassembling of the
Union Convention, and yet they were indicted by
the Grand Jury for so meeting. What harm can
the Convention do ? Does it propose to take away
the rights of any man ? Are they to be allowed un
der the dictation of the President to be murdered in
cold blood ?
He talks of usurpation. Has he ever thought of
how much of that is done at the White House. He
telegraphs, not to the Governor of Louisiana, but
to an inferior officer. He talks as he has talked to
all who have visited him, and none but rebels now
call upon him. He gives an inferior officer the con
trol of the armies of tho United btates,
The Albany Journal, speakingof the arm-in-arm
performance of the Massachusetts and South Caro
lina delegations at Philadelphia, says :
" South Carolina and Massachusetts have met be
fore. They 'met' when a venerable and respected
citizen of the Bay State was thrown into a filthy
dungeon and brutally maltreated for the crime of
opening the lessons of the sacred writ to a few ig
norant blacks. They 'met' when a Yankee girl was
hooted in the streets, cast into jail, and treated with
barbarous indignities for weeks, because she had
taught negro children how to read. They 'met
again under the guns of Fort Wagner, when the
brave Uolonei onaw lea nis uusuy warriors to tnc
mouths of the rebel cannon, and fell at their head.
Thev 'met' when Beauregard issued the infamous
order respecting the brave and accomplished young
patriot, ' Bury him with his niggers.' They 'met' at
Columbia, where tnousanus oi our capiurea aeiena
ers were slowly starved to death, with every device
of malignant ingenuity and cunning torture. And
they 'met' again when General Schemmelflnning
entered Charleston, and nis troops marcnea tnrougn
the streets to the tune of 'John Brown,' sweeping
away the last vestiges of the heartless institution of
which South Carolina bad Dcen tne especial bul
wark. " The Massachusetts mon wlw marched ' arm-inarm'
with the South Carolina secessionists past the
Philadelphia platform were never in the trenches at
Morris Island, or under the guns of Wagner. They
did not sutler in the prisons at Columbia or Coluni
bus, or ioin in the shouts which welcomed the un
furling of the eld flag at . Charleston. When tho
great events of the war were transpiring they were
writing letters full of gushing sympathy and condo
lence for Southern men, and making speeches pep
pery with denunciation of the Government and its
policy, and noiaing copperueaa meetings, anu m
every possible way demonstrating that they had no
svmpathy with or interest in the struggle for na
tional preservation. They belong to the order of
'New England Conservatives,' and a New England
Conservative is the meanest specimen of the genus
anywhere discoverable. The loyal men of Massa
chusetts its 6oldiers and patriotic citizens will be
represented in the ranks of ' the other party,' which
the ex-rebels and ex-Copperheads at Philadelphia
are conspiring with recreant Republicans to de
stroy." . ''
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The New York World closes an editorial on Na
poleon as follows :
The career of the French Emperor has been an
extraordinary one ; but unless he shall change his
tactics, it is not very far from consummation. He
has acquired power by a series of theatrical surpri
ses. When he landed at Boulogne, with an eagle
and a gray overcoat, he revealed the method by
which he expected to govern first France and then
the world. Fortunately for himself ho was sent to
the dungeon of Ham. Solitude is a great educator.
It matured Napoleon's ideas, as it has those of Jeff.
Davis, who would now be a dangerous man in any
other country but this. But, although Napoleon's
ideas were niatured, his diplomacy was the same,
and it may be defined by the single word trickery.
He was chosen President of tho French Republic
by a trick. He pretended to be a fool, just as one
of the ancient Popes pretended to be in his dotage,
so that unscrupulous men would place him in pow
er to use him as their puppet.
While president he intrigued with and tricked all
the republican leaders in turn, constantly practic
ing his art, as Houdin, or Anderson, or Heller prac
tice feats of legerdemain. He became Emperor by
a trick. His alliance with England was a clever
trick which has reduced the British nation to a second-rate
power. All his plans for peace congresses
and diplomatic conference were shrewd tricks de
signed to increase his own glory at. the expense of
other people. His championship of Italy was a
trick to disarm those who were determined to assas
sinate him. He tricked Maximilian into Mexico,
and ho has been humbugging Secrotary Seward ever
since. Like a diplomatic flirt, he has sided with all
the powers of Europe, one after the other, and at
last he has got them all at loggerheads. Now he
has to deal with Russia, who objects to his best laid
plans, who cannot be bamboozled, and who is too
mighty to be ignored or defied. We are curious to
see how he will ply his game with this opponent. A
single mistake, and we shall soon hear the end of
tho Napoleonic dynasty.
the rebellion until the present time. His address
was received with earnest attention and hearty ap
Col. T. R. Stanley and Hon.D. C. Trewhitt being
called out, addressed the Convention. -
The following resolutions were unanimously
adopted by the Convention
Whereas, The Union people of Hamilton coun
ty, abondoned by the Executive of the United States,
but sustained by a faithful and viguant congress,
and relvins upon the righteousness of their cause.
still presume to claim the liberty of speech and of
the press, and having assembled to consult together
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upon tne general good, and tne promotion oi genu
ine loyalty and justice, do adopt tne ionowing sentiments:
Resolved, That the loyal Union people of Tennes
see hail with joy the complete, restoration of their
beloved State to its former proud position in the
councils of the Nation, from which it was dragged
by wicked traitors and conspirators, and to which,
after five long years, marked witn sunenng, devas
tation and blood, it has again been restored in defi
ance of the combined opposition of a perverted Na
tional Executive influence, and a determined rebel
I am very respccuuiiy, -
- Your obedient servant, -
Serg't-at-Arms House Representatives.
The notices were served in pursuance of the fol
lowing resolution of the House :
Whereas, The House of Representatives, met m
extraordinary session by proclamation of Gov. W.
G. Brownlow, on the 11th of July, 1866, passed the
following resolution, to-wit:
H. R. No. 1. Resolved, That tho Speaker be di
rected to issue warrants of arrest for Messrs. Mar
tin, Representative from Jackson county; Butler,
Representative from Smith ; Marable, Representa
tive from Benton and Humphreys; Porter, Repre
sentative from Henry; Dunnaway, Representative
from Bedford ; Foster, Representative from Hamil
ton, and William?, Representative from Carter, re
fractory members of this House : that Capt. Heydt,
as Sergeant-at-Arms, be authorized to employ such
assistance as may be necessary to carry -into effect
the order of this body, and that said Capt. Heydt,
as Sergeant-at-Arms, bring said members before this
House for to answer for their conduct and contempt
of this House.
"And Whereas. Capt. HevJt. as special Screeant-
Rexolced. That the Union people of Tennessee at-Arms. through persons properly authorized, did
with a renewed devotion to the eternal principles of proceed and arrest P. Williams, Representative from
right, liberty and justice, and with a flrm. unfalter- Carter county, in obedience to said order of said
inrr tavnt.inn tn theprinp.inlmiof Ttannbliran flnrrarn- HniiaA of Representatives :
iti fVnifihit; f i.tt:j i- a ni whonai A twit of AirtcfU oirDiu WM sued
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ment, as embodied in the Constitution of the United
States and the amendment proposed thereto, will
strive to regain for their once happy State an envi
able reputation among the btates of the Union, and
will endeavor to wipe out the deep and damning
disgrace which treason, has brought upon her fair
Resolced, That the Congress of the United States.
which at all times through the long dark night of
out before his Honor, Judge Frazier, of the Crimi
nal Court of Davidson county, and served upon
Captain Heydt, commanding mm to appear betore
his Honor with the body of said P. Williams, Rep
resentative from Carter county ; -
And Whereas, The House of Representatives made
tha following return to said writ, to-wit : House Res
olution No. 4, " Be it resolced by the House of Rep
the rebellion stood firmly and faithfully by the sol- reseniatices, That we do respectfully, but most em
Have wc a President?
decessor, Lincoln, who was a far better man than
Johnson was ever supposed to be, had recognized
this very Convention. I beg to know how long the
people of Pennsylvania would submit to tho action
of the President if he should set aside your Gover
nor and submit the care of the State to an inferior
The Union men of the South who have been
crushed to the earth ever since the war closed, by
the operation of President Johnson's policy, will yet
hold him to a fearful account for his perfidy. There
are plenty of Governor Hamiltons in every South
ern State, who will in due time make themselves
known and felt.
The whole country was made to blush by a speech
made from the east portico of the Capitol on the
4th of March, 1965 j but we have no hesitation in
saying that that incoherent utterance was less dis
creditable to its author than the following, which
was delivered in the East Room on Saturday last :
" We have seen hanging upon the verge, or upon
one edge of the Government, as it were, a body call
ing, or assuming to be the Congress of tho United
States, when it was but a Congress of a part of the
States. "That's so !" We have seen Congress as
suming to be for Union when every single step they
took was to perpetuate the dissolution and make
disruption permanent. We have seen that gvery
step that has been taken, Instead of bringing about
reconciliation and harmony, ha3 been legislation
that partook of the character of penalties, retalia-
His pre-! "on and revenge.
The New Civil War.
The address adopted by the Philadelphia Conven
tion consists of the bulk of Andrew Johnson's
speeches, Doolittle's harangues and Raymond's edi
torials during the past six months, terminating with
the following threat :
"The time ia close at hand when members of a
new Congress are to be elected. If that Congress
are to perpetuate this policy, and, by excluding loy
al Stat and people from representation in it halls.
fchail continue the usurpation by which the legisla
tive powers of the Government axe now exercised,
common prudence compels us to anticipate
augmented discontentment; a sullen withdrawal
from the duties and obligations of the Federal Gov
ernment; internal dissension, and a general collis
ion . f 6ontimenta and pretensions which may rentir,
in a still more fearful thtie, the civil trar from which
we lace just emerged."
The people of the Northwest are in no mood to
be bullied by Andrew Johnson, or his Copperhead
Convention. They are in a less favorable temper
to be approached with a threat of civil war, than
they ever were before. They know the stuff that
the Philadelphia Convention were composed of.
They met one half of it at Gettysburg, and the other
half at the Chicago Convention. They whipped
both, and they only regret that they did not finish
the job then. They have now a growing appetite
to complete it. .
PfciTATi Meiical Advice. Read
ter'a advertisement in another column.
Col. Forney on the Philadelphia Dem
On the evening of the second day of tho Con
vention a large crowd marched from the Wigwam
to tho Press office, and called for Col. Jno. W. For
ney, who responded :
My Fellow-Citizess If j-ou will let me speak
to you from my editorial room here, Cries of " Go
on !"' I will do so with pleasure. First I desire
to thank you for your order and obedience
to law. Cheers. We have submitted for the last
two days to unexampled outrage and insult without
responding by tho violence which disgraced the
pro-slavery ruffians and the Johnson murderers at
Memphis and Now Orleans. Cheers. We have
seen men bloody-handed murderers plotting Sn
the city of American independence for the purpose
of restoring themselves to more power man tnoy
possessed before they began this ncaven-onending
rebellion, and we have submitted with and will sub
mit to it. because ours is a party not only of free
dom, not only of humanity, uot only of christian!
tv. but of toleration. As the crreat aoostle of true
democracy said: "Truth armed with reason, has no
cause to fear a contest with error." Hence, doubt
less, while many a heart has been saddened by this
siiht, and while shouts have cone up making our
ears to burn and our hearts to throb with anger, we
have borne all like good citizens. Insolent speech
es from men who, if they had their deserts, would
be rotting in unromembered graves, have been
heard in proud disdain. Applause. Thanks be
to God we can bear this and more than this. We
stood the agony of the rebellion , we have survi
ved the loss of our best beloved ; we have seen the
sables of mourning hanging over the lintels of our
doors ; we still remember the vacant chair, and we
go back to the time when we almost believed that
God himself had deserted us. But we prevailed
then, and we shall prevail again, cries of " That's
so !" and the greatest victory that we shall achieve
will be the victory over our passions. Remember,
my fellow-citizens, that deep and painful as these
insults have been, we have a glorious record to pre
serve. We dare not, for own sakes forget that we
are the guardians of order and of law. Applause.
With us no riot begins ; with us no murder begins.
Where treason is, where rebellion is, where hypoc
risy and ingratitude are there we are mobbed. We i
leave these agencies to the men who are plotting i
among us. Let not a voice be raise! in !
anger. Your sobriety, your decorum, your mag- j
nanimity, are the surest emblems that you are fit to
govern and to hold together this great Government.
Cheers. I know that many a sad heart beats to
night, and none sadder than in the far South, par
ticularly among the manumitted millions, who
seem to fear and have a right to fear that the suc
cess of this convention may be tho precursor of the
triumph of their tyrants. I know, too, that the
white Unionists of the South apprehend, probably,
that the success of this convention is the end of all
their hopes. But God is above us. These persecu
ted men shall be paved from their betrayers. We
shall triumph in October. Cheers. We shall
swing the (lag of Geary and the Union to a glori
ous victory, tremendous shouts of applause, and I
Mr. Johnson seems to forget that the validity of
his authority as President stands upon precisely the
same footing with that of Congress ; and that if
" the body calling, or assuming to be the Congress
of the United States,'' is anything less than what it
claims to be, he falls equally short of what he claims
to be, viz: President of the United States; for his
constituency is precisely identical with that of Con
gress. Or rather it was less than that of Congress,
since the admission of the Tennessee members and
Then what must the country andt he world think
of the intelligence of a man who thus assails the
validity of his own authority as a magistrate ? Of
his dignity and decency we say nothing. The
country has ceased to expect decorum from that
quarter ; and there would bo a sense of relief if it
were known that the recent utterance had the same
inspiration with that of March 4, 1865. TFsAii(7
ton Chronicle. . .
dier in the field, supplied, paid, and clothed the ar
mies, maintained the Constitution and preserved tbe
Government from destruction, and which extends
the shield of protection to all people, is entitled to
the everlasting gratitude of every true American.
Resolved, That the abortive effort of the President
of the United Stales to cast the stigma of disloyalty
upon the Congress which has maintained the integ
rity of the nation in the forum, and upon the great
mass of the Union soldiers who have periled their
lives for the defence of the Government, in the field,
while it attempts to place a crown of loyalty upon
the heads of every rebel .fresh from the ranks of
treason, who croaks " my policy," is an unblushing
outrage upon everything sacred in the name of loy
alty and justice, and merits the supreme contempt
of every independent loyal man.
Resolved, That the strenuous efforts now being put
forth by the President of the United States, to hand
over the Union people of the South to the tender
mercies of their enemies, whose hands are wreaking
with tho blood of murdered Unionists, and who,
smarting under the mortification of defeat, are im
patient to renew the scenes of violence and blood
shed in which they love to riot, is a base betrayal of
the trust and confidence reposed in him by those
who elevated him to power, and will forever curse
his name with infamy and disgrace.
Resolved, That we condemn any fusion or combi
nation of Democracy, or any other political party,
with the rebels of the seceded States, in order to
transfer the reins of the Government into the hands
of its enemies a policy which is now inaugurated
and endeavored to be thrust upon the country by
the late Philadelphia copperhead convention.
Resolved, That the ruse of the late Philadelphia
bread-and-butter-copper-J ohnson-rebel convention,
in so cordially agreeing upon the withdrawal of the
meek and gentle Vallandigham and Wood, while
they retain in fond embrace the unwashed rebels and
bushwhackers, was a trick too shallow and trans
parent to raise even to the dignity of a farce.
Resolved, That conservatism, as a medium element,
or moral equilibrium, between principles radically
right and those radically wrong, is an element born
of perdition ; that the same, though long tried in the
affairs of this Government, never having produced
permanent good, having been sought by error in its
weakness, but spurned from it in its strength its
advocacy, at the time of the triumph of right, is,
and must inevitably be in the interest of error, and
it should be disclaimed by all friends of this Gov
ernment at the present time.
Resolved, That the Union people of Hamilton
county earnestly desire the peace and prosperity of
the whole country ; and deprecate with, horror the
cry of war that comes up from unrepentant Jrebels
and their sympathizers, and is adopted and heralded
forth as a threat by the late Philadelphia Conven
tion, but that in the event that war docs come, the
friends of the Union will, as before, be found firmly
maintaining the principles of their fathers.
Resolved, That the bold, fearless and patriotic
stand taken by the Governor and Union members
of our Legislature, in staying the tide of rebellion
in our State, and in restoring the State to its former
position in the Union, meets with the hearty ap
proval of all loyal men, and that we condemn the
action of the bolters from the Legislature, as revo
lutionary in character and tending to anarchy.
Resolced, That we heartily approve of the call
for an unconditional Union Convention, to meet in
Philadelphia on the first Monday in September next,
and we believe that the success of that Convention
will enhance the interests of the Union people of the
South, and of the whole country.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this Conven
tion bo published in the Washington Chronicle, Phil
adelphia Press, Nashville Press and Times, Knox
ville Whig, Cincinnati Gazette, Chattanooga Daily
American Union, Nashville Zei-Tung, and the Un
conditional, of Harrison.
. The following named gentlemen were elected del
egates to the Unconditional Union Convention to be
held at Philadelphia on the first Monday in Sep
tember next : Col. T. R. Stanley, Hon. D. C. Trew
hitt, A. G. Sharpe, Hon. A. M. Cate.
5. S. Wiltse, Recording Secretary.
One or Davy Crockett's Best.
One of our oldest citizens, a distinguished soldier,
and one who has represented his country in the halls
of legislation, tells the following practical joke as
perpetrated in this country many years ago by tho
illustrious backwoodsman and Tennessee pioneer.
Over on the west side of the square,' where now
stands the largo brick building occupied by the mer
cantile hrni or Harrington & Co., thero used to
stand a little loc house in which was kept a lot of
dry goods, groceries, -and many other articles suited
to a trade derived trom a new and thinly populated
country, among which, a matter of course, if not
necessity, was a barrel or two of old fashion corn
whisky. The narrator at tne time was " a promis
ing clerk," in the establishment, and there made
the acquaintance of old Davie himself. Crockett
made " the store his neaaquarters wnen no was "in
town," and often could be seen seated on the head
of a barrel, in front of the edifice with a crowd
around him all eager to hear related some of his
exciting and marvellous stories about bears, wolves,
or panthers. On one occasion Crockett came into
the store, and, as usual, desired to trade coon skins
for whisky. The proprietor of the store struck a
trade with him, and was to fill a quart bottle with
his best "corn"' for each skin. Crockett threw the
coon's outer garment upon the counter, and the
tradesman picked it up and dashed it into the loft
overhead, the usual place for depositing skins and
peltries, and then stooped down to draw the "fire
water." While his back was turned, Crockett thrust
the ramrod of his old rifle through a crack in the
floor of the loft and drew the skin down. The gen
tleman handed him the whisky and he retired to a
vacant lot close by, with a party of friends, and cx
hauted its contents. In a few moments he entered
the store airain and had the bottle tiled, depositing
a coon skin, and in turn drew another from the loft
retired and drank to the health and prosperity of
his thrifty merchant and repeated the trick as often
during the day as he desired. In the evening when
he and his party were somewhat merry, he walked
into the store and asked the merchant how many
skins he had bought from him that trip, and was
told "seventeen !" Whereupon a wager was made
of two gallons and a half of Crockett's favorite,
that such was not the case. The proprietor mount
ed the ladder, and to his utmost astonishment, found
that there was but one coon skin in the loft ! Crock-
j ett paid up like a man for the bottles, but held on
to tne wager. Bolliver Bulletin.
A Letter from a Georgia Unionist.
Wasbisgtoit, D. C, l
August 4th, 1860.
Messrs. Editors I am pleased to see you going
forward to possess the field which your people have
so gallantly and gloriously won in a battle against
rebels, copperheads, and executive influence.
I hope you may remain intrenched within the cir
cle of the Constitution defending your lines with
the Tarrot gun of Truth extending your left flank
around my birth State, North Carolina, and with
your right flank encircle my adopted State, Geor
gia, remembering that the great and brave platform
upon which the Federal Government fought tho
battle against secession, treason, and traitors, was
freedom to all, liberty to all, rights to all, and pro
tection and justice to all. .
It is not reasonable to suppose that the American
people will go behind their victory, and allow tbe
enemy2 to possess the field permanently, which
cost so much blood and treasure to win. It is not
reasonable to suppose th at those Andy Johnson so
treacherously and treasonably put in possession of
the blood-bought fields will be permitted to con
tinue long in building up another system of oppres
sion, founded on distinction of classes.
I cannot think the loyal people will commit such
a crime against themselves I cannot think the na
tion will permit rebels and traitors, under the doc
trine of State rights, to regulate and control the
loyal Uni on people of the South, who have carried
its flag through shot and shell to maintain a nation
ality, that proposes to protect the world of m ankind
in the enjoyment of freedom and equal rights. Such
a thing would be a sacrifice of principle, a sin
against themselves. How Andy can trust the ma
chinery of government to be regulated by a half
subdued gang of ruffians, who were base enough to
conspire against the political aad legal rights of the
masses of white and black Union men of the South,
is a mystery that can only be found in the doctrine
of State rights, and accounted for by the rule of so-
cession. l ours very iruiy,
G. W. AsHBrsx.
phatically deny the jurisdiction of said Criminal
Court in the premises, and the authority of said
court to interfere in the discipline and organization
of the House of Representatives, and direct uapt.
Hevdt. as Sergeant-at-Arms, to tender this resolu
tion to bis Honor. Judge Frazier. as his return to
said writ ; and furthermore that Captain Heydt be
directed to continue under arrest all members de
tained by him under said resolution until otherwise
ordered by this iiouse.
And Whereas, Judge T. N. Frazier, of said Crim
inal Court of Davidson county, issued an attach
ment for Baid Capt. Heydt, Sergeant-at-Arms, an
order of release for said P. Williams, member of the
House of Representatives, held in custody by order
of this House ;
And Whereas. The Sheriff of Davidson county,
and posse comitatus, in obedience to the order of
Judge a. IS. urazier, uia lorciDiy oreaa juio wilu
violence the Capitol, and did enter the Hall of the
House of Representatives, and did take therefrom
6aid P. Williams and said Heydt; and said Judge
T. N. Frazier did punish by fine said Heydt, Ser-peant-at-Arms.
for obedience to an order of this
body, and did release said Williams from custody
and control of this House : therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives,
That the conduct of the said Judge T. N. Frazier
was a gross and unjusunaoie violation oi tue mgu
and indispensable privileges cr ton jaouse, ana mer
its prompt and decisive means of punishment.
Resolved, 2d, That the Speaker of the House of
Representatives be directed to serve proper notice
upon the said Judge T. N. Frazier, and said Sheriff
of Davidson county, and said posse comitatus, to ap
pear betore this body on the second Aionday oi io
vembor. I860, when and where to answer such
charges as may be brought against them at said
Resolccil, 3d, That in case of failure or refusal of
the Speaker of this House of Representatives to per
form the duty required of him ty the two resolu
tions within ten days from and after tho passage of
these resolutions, the Sergeant-at-Arms, Captain
Heydt, be, and is hereby authorized to serve said
Philadelphia Union League.
At a late meeting of this League five hundred
members present, after a hearty welcome to the
Southern loyalists, of the September convention, they
proceed to say :
First. That this League will welcome to the city
of Philadelphia the delegates to the convention of
Southern loyalists, and will co-operate with them
and other loyal citizens of the United States to se
cure the perpetual union of all the States on the ba
sis proposed in the amendment to the Constitution
agreed upon by Congress. .
The second and third provides for a public wel
come to the delegates to the convention, invites citi
zens of this and other States to parcipitate, and di
rects tho secretary to issue tickets of admission
to the League House to delegates.
Fourth. That the thanks of the League- bo and
are hereby cordially presented to the loyal represen
tatives in Congress from this and other States, who,
faithful to justice, to liberty, to the Constitution,
and to the Union, have saved the country from the
humiliating danger and disgrace of admitting into
the public councils unpunished traitors, whose hands
are stained with the blood of her loyal children.
Fifth. That in the extraordinary sympathy re
cently manifested by Andrew Johnson, under the
guidance of William U. Seward, with prominent
traitors of the country and their political adherents ;
in his treachery to loyal people who trusted and
raised him to power; in his recent declaration that
he will so use that power as to compel every man
who holds office under the Government to support
his policy or give up his bread ; in his denial of the
right of the people to exercise legislative powers
in Congress in the present condition of tho country,
in his indecent and ribald attacks upon their repre
sentatives for endeavoring to establish justice and
protect a weak and helpless race from persecution,
oppression, and slaughter; in his fraternity with
the rebels of New Orleans, resulting in a terrible
and causeless massacre of loyal, peaceful, and virtu
ous citizens, wicked in conception and fiendish in
execution, we recognize with profound disappoint
ment and sorrow a degree of moral and political de
pravity which has no parallel in our history, and
we are thus admonished that the utmost vigilance
is now required on the part of those by whose votes
and arms the nation was saved in order to secure
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porter. JOHN O. ABERXATHT In error, vs. JOHS BLACK.
Thi. was an action of debt brought before a Jutic. of Um
reaca of Uw reautr. founded tlv. foliowina tn.tr.
asent: " ,
Jise-By th. S3th day of December next. I promo, to
pay Joaa Black tbe sum of one hundred aad fifty dollars for
th. air. of the aegro n.a Bob. Th. mrgr o to hav. two sum
mer smu aad m winter blaaket and hat and two fair shoe.
It ia agre-d apea Iha put of i. Black, if the nagr aick at
any tun. during the year more thaa two wek. Black aaree.
to lose it for vain, received. January let, 169.
Seatl - JOHN G. ABKR3ATHY.
Indorsed upou the back of this Instrnment the fbllowine
appears ; " For clothing slave, blanket aad hat, 7 35 r '
lota of time, SIS 6. Balance due, till 31." t0T
Oa the trial before the Justice there was a jndzmest ft.. .1.
defendant in error for 5139 96 with costs ; and aa aDoaal
both parties to the Circuit Court. abseaentlr, howcW thi
defendant in error dismissed his appeal, and tho causa nrZ
reeded to trial under the appeal by the plaintiff ia error alone
Tner. waa u juiw.i itumm in error tm
f 116 and costs of suit, for which an appeal is prosecuted to
Tbe proof shows that some time after the slave had ban hi
the service of th. plaintiff in error he ran off and returned in
his master. Th. plaintiff in error went after him, aad for
mally demanded his return. The defendant in error told hiia
at first, if ho would agree aot to whip him he would r.tari
the slav. to hi. service, which h. declined to do, aad after cob
saltation with his wife, the defendant positively refund to al
low th. slave to go back.
lader this state or tacts tne circuit jnage, among other
things not excepted to, charged the jury " that if the nro
ran away from the defendant, and went to plaintiff, and the
plaintiff detained him, that still h. could recover of th. de
fendant what th. vain, of th. service, of th. negro were or
what he reasonably deserved to (.ar. for th. time th. aegro
labored for the defendant, and the value of the services were
to be estimated by all the circumstances of the case, taking
into consideration the time th. negro left, and the incnTea.
ianee, to th. defendant in leaving him at that time."
Is this charge in conformity to law, is th. question submit
ted for our determination ? And we think it is not. The ral
of the common law is, that when a party agrees, by special
contract, to perform a certaia thing for a stipulated compen
sation, he cannot recover without avering and proving that
he has complied .a his part with th. contract ; or otberwin
he must assign some luiuurm i.u n.r no. aoing so Our
decisions, however, hare so far relaxed the rule of the com
mon law, a. to justify a party in abandoning a special contract
aad suing on a quantum meriemt count. But in this class of
caw. an examination of the authorities will mil show that
the plaintiff can only recover to the extent of the benefit con
ferred upon the other party by the materials, goodsor prooer
ty of tbe plaintiff, which have been retained or used by the
defendant without th. necessity of avering or proving the p.r
formance of his contract. Stump and Cox vs. Estill PkksVH
175; Elliott vs. Wilkinson, 8 Ver. 411; Potter vs. Woods"
Stacker A Co. 3 Hum., &. '
But this rule as it has been diMinrtlj settled in the cases of
Hughe, vs. Cann.n, 1 Sneed, 622, does not extend to contract,
for personal service-. In that case the court say, with refer
ence to such contract. : "It must be shown as a condition pre
cedent, that the plaintiff has performed the services agreed
upon, or a good or sufficient reason for his failure to do to "
The same principle is fully reco used in th. cam of Jones
vs. Jones, 2 Swan,60ti, in which the court says : That if the
plaintiff voluntarily abandon defendant's service, without
sufficient cause, and against his will, he will not be entitled
to recover, even forth, labor he had actually performed."
Applying this rule to th. cas. before the court, it n dear
the in.tructi.ns to the jury were erroneous. Th. defendant
in error distinctly and positively refused the return of th.
slave, without any sufficient or valid reason for doing so. The
fact that the plaintiff in error declined to give a proaiss if
slave even returned, he would not whip him, constituted no
good or sufficient reason for violating his contract. Under
our lata system of slavery, moderate chastisement of th. slars
hired was rather an incident to a contract of hiring thaa oth
erwise, and cannot be relied on as a valid excuse for tbe non
performance of the contract: -
The obligation of a contract is inevitable. It cannot be
broken with impunity, or interest of the party entering into
it. It is a solemn engagement, and the welfare of society de
mands its faithful observance.
Th. judgment is reversed, and a new trial awarded.
Attest : J. ti. Fbazf.b, Clerk.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY vs. Q. C. DECKOYE.
This is an agreed case, and the facts may be briefly stated
thus : In 1861, Degrove, aa Collector of the State and county
taxes for Davidson county, paid into the Treasury of the State
over $10,000 0 of State revenue, also to th. Trustee for said
county, over JW.OOO 00 of county revenue. In his rettjemeat
with th. Comptroller of the State, he wa. allowed a credit of
six per cent on tea thousand dollar, and three per cent, on
the balance of Stat, revenue, and in setting with the County
Judge that officer refused to allow him more than three per
cent, on any portion of the county revenue, so paid by him,
upon the ground that he was entitled to six per cent, only on
one sum of 510,000 uO of revenue collected and paid, and had
already received the same from the State. The question to be
determined is, was th. collector entitled also to six per cent,
on 510,000 00 of county revenne, and depends upon tb. con
struction io do given to section e.ctio oi tne Loue, which is in
these words : "The compensation of th. Collector of Stat.
and?connty taxes, shall be at the rate of six dollars for every
hundred dollars collected, accounted for and paid in to th
State and county Treasuries up to 810,000 00, and at th.rat.
of three dollars on every hundred dollars over that amount."
W. think by a fair aad easy construction of this section, the
Collector is entitled to a compensation of six per cent, upon
th. amount of ten thousand dollars, and three per cent, on
th. balance of State revenue, and to a like compensation on
theimount of countyrevenue collected by him and paid into
th. respective treasuries. Tbe law provides no mesns by
which the Comptroller may know, when settling with tb. Col
lector, whether the amount of county taxes levied, collected,
or paidjov.r into the county treasury, cr whether, in fact, any
amount has been levied, collected or paid over. Neither
dees the law provide any means by which tb. officror
th. county, with whom the Collector must makehis settlement
may know tb. amount of f?tat. revenue collected and paid
over into the State Treasury. The officers arsnot only sepa
rate and distinct, but have no connection.
The Comptroller is by law furnished with evidence as t. th.
amount of State revenue with wbicbl the Collector in each
county is chargable, but not so as to.Jtbe amount of county
revenue ; the funds are separate, and paid into separate and
distinct treasuries. Section tVM of the Code provides, "on
settlement of his accounts with the Comptroller and County
Trustee, the Collector shall be allowed a credit. 1st, For com
pensation for collecting and paying the public taxes, at th.
rate of six dollars for every hundred dollars up to ten thous
and dollars, aad at th. rate of three dollars on every hundred
dollars over that amount."
It is manifestly the contemplation of this section that th.
settlements shallbe mails separately, yet it provides that th.
compensation of the collector with which h. shall be credited
in his settlement with both officers, for collecting and paying
the nublic taxes, shall be at the rate of six dollars oa everv
hundred dollars to th. amount of 310,000. "State and county
taxes are alike public taxes.'' Suppose the Collector collects
and pays over S5,O0O, of each, making in the aggregate the
sum ef ten thousand dollars of public taxes collected, could it
be insisted he would in each settlement be entitled to a credit
of six per cent, on the whole amount of "public taxes" col
lected and paid. Most certainly the legislature intended no
such tiling, but snch would be the result if the rule of con
struction contended for, in reference'to section 4,5m is to pre
vail. We must in order to arrive at. tbe intention of the leg.
islatnre construe the two sections together. We think that
the judgment of the Circuit Court is correct and therefore it
will be affirmed.
Attest : J. C. Feazeu, Clerk.
Vnr Kailroailit- Blacksmiths, and Machinests.
Wagon Tire, small and large. Bound and -M ercbsnt Iron
creneralli. alwavs on hand.
Mill on East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, west of the
YOUNG LADIES' SEMINARY.
THE FALL AND WINTER TERM OF
JL the Young Ladies' Seminary situated at corner of Church
and Crooked streets, Unoxviue, will commence oa aionaay,
the 3d of September next.
Circulars giving full particulars as to course of study, terms,
AC. may ie ooiameu oi tae i riacirai, f . v. rdnaniAoi.
WELL KNOWN HOTEL,
A Conservative Hnmbug.
Samuel Finley Breeee Morse, the inventor of the
Electric Telegraph, was born in Charlestown Mass
achusetts, in 1701, Cyrus W. Field, the daring nav
igator, who has just spanned the Atlantic ocean
with a telegraph wire, was bornjin Stockbridge,
Massachusetts, in 1S19. Have the eleven rebel
States ever done so much for the human race as
Massachusetts has done in her latter days ? Let
those who revile the Yankee Puritans remember
Bunker Hill, the Electric Telegraph and the Atlan
The only American who was allowed within the
Austrian lines, and at Gen. Benedek's headquarters,
was the late Copperhead candidate for President,
" Youn" Napoleon," alias the grave digger of the
Chickahominy, alias Gen. George B. McClellan.
The Austrian General appears to have followed
" Little Mac's' advice, and employed against the
Prussians the same system of strategy that McClel
lan adopted in his brilliant Peninsular campaign
against Lee to capture Richmond. . When we heard
that our "Young Napoleon" had joined Benedek's
headquarters and was in consultation with the Aus
trian commander, all doubts in our mind ceased as
to the result of the impending campaign, and we
felt confident that tho contest with the Prussians
could terminate only in disaster." Like cause Jt9
duce like, effects. Chicago Tribune. -
Tnc Union State Central Commute of
Pennsylvania, to tne Patriots of tbe
Philadelphia, August la", 1866.
The Union State Central Committee of Pennsyl
vania send ereetins to their brave Union brothers
of the South, and extend t them a hearty welcome,
on the occasion of their meeting in this city, on
Monday, the 3d day of September next.
History furnishes no parallel to the patriotism,
courage and fidelity of those men who, from the be
ginning of the rebellion to the end, fought the good
fight, and kept the faith.
The question to be decided is whether loyalty is
to be proscribed and punished in the persons of pa
triots like these, or treason rewarded and honored in
the persons of the guilty authors and agents of tho
rebellion. Shall the loyal masses or tho baffled and
defeated traitors govern the country? In these
great issues all are vitally concerned, and our South
ern compatriots have instinctively turned toward
the spot whence the Great Charter of Arneriean
Liberty was first proclaimed, and propose, within
the sacred shadows of Independence Hall, to renew
their vows of fidelity to the principles of that im
mortal creed, and to take counsel with their Union
On behalf of the loyal men of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, this Committee hereby gratefully
extend a cordial welcome to these patriots and
friends from the Southern States. All who come
will be received with open arms and warm hearts.
The Union men of the entire Commonwealth are
cordially and earnestly invited to come here and
honor the occasion with their presence, and to ena
ble all to confer together upon the present and fu
ture of our imperilled countrv.
It is also suggested and recommended that our
friends from other States send delegations here on
this important occasion, not to sit in convention,
but to cheer and co-operate with these tried cham
pions of liberty from the South.
By order of the Committee. - -
" Fb. Jordan, Chairman..
When the wretched apostate, Doolittle, read a
telegraphic dispatch In the Johnson Convention,
announcine the election of a Democratic delegate
in Colorado, the whole band of rebels and Copper
heads veiled and stamped for- joy. The dispatches
this morning state that Chillcott, a Radical Repub
lican, is elected delegate over Hunt, a Johnsonite.
The Johnsonites crowed before they were out of the
woods. All their victories will be like the Colorado
one. It is an omen of their thick-coming disap
pointment. Press and Times.
Registration is Shilbt. The registration of
voters closed last Saturday in Shelby county, 1,719
being registered. The Sheriff threatens that he will
pay no attention to the registration, and will permit
all to vote who will swear that they- have voted in
previous elections. Mr. Davis' commission of reg
istration was delayed for a time with writs of man
damus, but they were all dismissed by the courts.-
Press and Timet.
JL Knoxville, Tennessee, is again open to the public,
CAPT. JAKES BELL PROPRIETOR,
(Formerly Proprietor of the Bell House.)
The Lumar House has been refitted in the best possible man
ner the entire house being newly painted and papered, and
such improvements made as were required to make it a
FIEST CLASS HOTEL.
Tim offlm department Is under th. chares of ISAAC N.
SCOTT, late of Atlanta, whose experience in entertaining the
public will enable him to pleas, th. moat fastidious.
MB. 0S0AR SELL.
As the General Superintendont, will do all in his pow-r to en
hance the comforts of tbe guests.
V. H. COOrER vs. AJTNA . 4 YY. . COCItSEY.
This was an appeal from the Chancery Court JIanry county,
pon an agreed state of facts submitted to that court. It ap
pears jonn i.ocKriage aiea in in. connty or Maury, in tb
year lSlO, having first made and published his last will and
testament which was duly admitted to probate.
In his Will there is the following deviite : "I give and be
queath to my daughter, Anna B. Cooper, the tract of land
which I purchased of the heirs of Dean, being tbe place on
which she now lives, together with about five acres, contained
within a straight line, beginning at the soath-east corner of
said tract, and running 3S degrees north, until it strikes the
boundary of said tract, and th. original boundary of said
tract, containing about fifty-fire acres, more or less, to be en
joyed by her during her natural life, and at her death to go to
the heirs of her body, and in case of failure of heirs of her body
to my son and daughter. Anna Cooper is dead, leaving her hus
band and the defendants, her children, surviving her. Anna
Cooper died in posseession of the tract of land above described.
The question submitted to the court is as to tbe rights of W.
H. Cooper in the land willed to his wife. Is he by hi. marital
rights entitled as tenant by the courtesy to a life estate in tbe
lands devised. The Chancellor held the words " heirs of th.
body" in the devise to be words purchase, t bat Anna Cooper.th
wife, took only a life estate, and npon her death her remain
der interest limited over vested in her children. W. H . Coop
er appealed. We think tbe decree of the Chancellor, accord
ing to the well-settled principles governing cases of this class,
is erroneous. In the case of.i'olk vs. Thomas Ver. 2lD, this
court hsld, "whenever the ancestor.by di-ed.will or other writ
ing, when an estate ef freehold, either legal or equitable, and
in th. same instrument there is a limitation by heirs of re
mainder, either with or without an intervening estate of th.
same legal or equitable character to his heir or heirs of his
body as a clats of persons to take in succession the limitation
to the heirs, entitles the ancestor to tbe whole estate. '
Th. same principle was held in tbe case of Keys vs. Conner,
8 Hum., 624. The deviite in this will was to Ann Cooper for
her life, and to the heirs of her body as a class of person, to
take in succession. The words " heirs of the body" are to be
construed as words of limitation, and tbe devisee, Ann Coop
er, took an absolute entail in the lands devised, and having
died, leaving issue of th. marriage, the husband is entitled to
a lite estate in the lands as tenant by tbe courtesy.
The decree of the Chancellor will b. reversed, and a decree
entered in accordance with tbe principles settled in this opin
ion. SHAtKLtroBD, Judge.
Attest: jLtsE Fbzeb, Clerk.
CAPT. JAS. BELL, Proprietor.
IMPORTANT SALE AND HIGHLY IN
TERESTING TO IMMIGRANTS.
TX PUKSUAXCE OF THE PKOVIS-
-L TOSS of a deed of Trust executed to me on the 2fth day of
December, lfW, by William 11. (jonlaa and Susan boraon bib
wife, and by the request of th. Administrator, with the Will
nnTd of B. W.llacGavock, deceased, I shall offer for sale
at public auctioat to the highest bidder for tafh in (Joll or
- ... ti : i i r . .i . r I c.
Surer coin, at cue naiiruau isvui, iu i Hiwam jui isiui, cui
livan county, TennegHee, on Saturday, the 6th of October,
18, a tract of land lying ia said county of Sullivan, and
State or Tennessee, on Beaver ana leuar vreeae, and mown
as the Bushong Iron Works place, being tb. same lands
bouaht by th. saidiWm. II. Gordon aad B. W.llacGavock, on
the loth of iieptcmler, 1S57, nnder a decree of the Chancery
Court at Jonesboro'. The said property consisting of 4,4s4
Acres, more or less, and includes tbe Crocket Ore Banks. This
tract of land is one of the finest in tbe county, is well timber
ed and watered, and offers great inducements to Immigrants.
The said tract of laud will be sold without redemption be
tween the hours of 10 A. M., and 4 P. H., and the purchase
money will be payable in Geld or Silver Coin, at the time of
A plan of the land will be exhibited on th. day of sale, be
ing the same made and used at the Chancery sale, to said Cor
don and jlac.,avock.
auS2-J-4t EDWARD G. F. HtGHES, Trustee.
CHAR CE BY COUBT Jacksboro'.
George Delap vs. the Heirs of Anderson and Tabitha Hunter, i
T APPEARING FROM THE ALLE-
GATIOSS of the bill that Henderson Murray and Rebecca
his wife, J. H. Delap, and the Heirs of David t raver, deceased,
are non-residents of the State of Tennessee : It is ordered by
the Clerk at Rules, that publication be mad. lor lour succes
sive weeks, notifying said non-resident defendants to appear
before the Chancery Gourt at Jacksboro', on the fourth Mon
day in October, IS;, to make defence to said bill, or the same
will be taken for conleeseu ina set lor Bearing accordingly.
August , !& PI I. a PAATvHLlt, C St 1.
Elizabeth Dur vs. S. H. Dur.
IT APPEARING FK(XM THE AXLE-
T10S of the bill that the defendant. S. H. Dur. is a non-re
ident of Tennessee : It is ordered by the Clerk aad Master that
publication be made for four successive week, in Brownlow'.
Whig, notifying the defendant to appear at our next Chancery
Court at Jacksboro, on the 4th Monday in October, 1SM and
make defence to said bill, or the same will be taken for con-
lessen ana set ror bearing ex parte.
August ), l;s-4t H- BRATCHEB, C. A M.
IIOWELI, OAXO A CO.,
Wholesale Hardware Merchants,
138 Walnut Stieet,
CIS CIS X ATI, O.
G. H. WABFIELD vs. JOHN ?. Hol'bK, et al.
On the 20th day of April, 1'tiO, Georpe H. Warfield brought
suit in tbe Circuit Court of Montgomery against B. W. John
son, John V. House and J. l. Shackleford, to recover a debt
of one thousand and fifty-one dollars and fifty cents, and two
hundred dollars damages, as stated in the writ.
The cause of action is thus stated in the declaration : "The
plaintiff sues the defendants on a note executed bvaid B.
W.lfobneon and John F. Ucase, and here to the court shewn.
on th. ltith day of December, 15. at Clarksville. for the mm
of one thousand and fifty one dollars and fifty cents.payable at
Planter's Bank of Tennessee, in favor J. O. hackleford, by
him indorsed to plaintiff; and tbe eid note, not being paid at
maturity, was duly protected all of which the defendants
had notice. The note, with charges and intemt thereon, re
mains unpaid." At the January term, 18-1, the following
proceedings were bad in the cause as shown bv the record :
' This day came the parties by their attorneys, and the defen
dants withdrew their pleas by them impleaded, and admit
they owe five hundred and thirty-one dollars and eighty centa
debt to tbe plaintiff, and twenty-five dollars andeatnetv-Mven
Cents interest thereon to this date. Whereupon it is consid
ered by the court that tbe plaintiff recover of the defendants
five hundred and fifty-seven dollars and forti-fivn cnt d.i.t
and interest so admitted as aforesaid ; as also the costs in this
behalf expended, and that execution waned."' Prom thi.
judgment John F. House and J. O. gba. klefbrd appealed in
error to this court. It is her. insisted that this iuilrm.nt ia
r a judgment by default or by confession, and aa either ia
erroneous, the court does not think it technically is either the
one or th. other, but is a judgment regularly rendered upon
the solemn admissions of the parties made ia the course of the
suit, and with the view of such admissions being acted upon
by the court. Tbe principle is a familiar on. that the parties
ar. bound and even estopped by their solemn admission of
record made in a cause either in the pleading or otherwise. Thi.
familiar principles is decisive of the earnestness of the judg
ment of the court below. Other errors were asxigned in ar
gument, which it is not deemed necessary to notice, aa they
do not, in the opinion of the court, present any solid ground
of objections to the correctness of the action of the court be
low. Th. judzmeut of the Circuit Court is affirmed.
D. CAMPBELL, Special Judge.
Attest : J. G. Fbzeb, Clerk.
Fentress County, Tenn., July Term, lfriH.
bmitb A Waide vs. B. P. llTadon.
George Miller vs. Ihc tnith and Batay McDonald.
Eli Hatfield vs. Barney McDonald and Isaac Smith,
Fanny Smith vs. James Owens and Isaac mitb.
Prestuu Huff vs. William Miller.
Heary Mace vs. John Owens, Thomas Cullum, Juhn Simpson ,
uu m m lii aiiv Aran cwij.
William Sumers vs. W. H. Williams.
ON AFFIDAVIT OF TflE Plaintiffs
in the foregoing cases, it appearing that all the H.r...i
ants are non-residents of this state, or so abscond that ordi
nary process cannot be served upon them : It is therefore or
dered that publication ba made in Brownlow'a Whig for four
successive weeks, notifying the said defendants to appear be
fore the Judge of the Circuit Court, at court house in James
town, on the 1st Monday after the 4th Monday in November
next, to defend their said suits, or they wUl be taken for con
fessed and set for hearing ex parte.
August w, i-si ISAAC WOOD. Clerk.
TURN-TABLE APPJE PABEBS.
These XlheW iltxkmt made for faring Jjtet.
We also call atteatioa to mr stock of
Manson Flowers v.. Abner Hildretu.
THE PLAINTIFF, ON AFFIDAVIT
says the defendant ia indebted to him. n,t . .- i '
that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him
and having obtained an original attachment against the e'
tate of th. defendant, made returnable before ArchabaJ Dish
j mon, a Justice of the Peace for Fentress county, and th. sama
k... i .1.. n.L r . ....... "
HOWELL, GASO A CO.,
138 Walnut Street,
' - - inutn on mo Jin ui April, isio, levied upon th.
property of the defendant : 1 1 is therefore ordered by m. that
the saiti;dfbndant appear before me at my office, In District
So. 7, of Fentress county, Tenn- on tho nth rf. r rw.,h..
next to defend his suit, or It will be Proceeded with ex parte :
It is further ordered that this notice be published for four
fuecesBiv. weeks in Brownlow'a W'hir.
August 22, l$o6-4t AECIUBAL DISHHOX, J. P.