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VOL. XVI NO. 41.
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GeorgiaNegro Members Injected.
The negro members of tho Georgia
Legislature twenty-five in number
have been ejected from their seats, on
the ground of constitutional ineligibili
ty. The new Constitution confers on
the negro tho right to vote, but not to
hold office. The vote for ejecting stood
80 to 23. The Atlanta Intelligencer thus
says of what followed tho announce
ment of the vote :
Turner rose and said he hoped the De
mocracy would pay him for his services
tip to to-day, that ho expected ultimate
ly to get his pav for all the time Legis
lature remained here. (The Democrats
cried out, you shall be paid.)
Porter (negro) from Chatham, offered
a protest, which was signed by all the
colored members and ten white niem
. bers. There being some irrelavent mat
ter in it, ho was advised to withdraw it,
which he did for the purpose of cor
recting it. It will be presented to-morrow.
Turner requested the llouso to re
main sitting while he retired. The House
did so. Tho colored members then
walked out, headed by Turner, who said
that in imitation of Christ he would
brush the dust oft' of his feet (suiting
the action to the word.)
"Washing-ton Gossip.
Washington dispatches state that a
new idea has been broached by certain
Southern politicians in favor of allow
ing every native and naturalized citizen
of the United States in the reconstruct
ed States the right to vote in the coming
Presidential election. The idea is, brief
ly, that tho constitutional amendment
of the Constitution, known as article
fourteen, only deprives of the right to
hold office such persons as, anterior to
the rebellion, took an oath to support
the Constitution, and afterward engaged
in the rebellion, or gave aid and com
fort to tho enemy. By referring to the
article it will be noticed that not a word
is said about the right of such persons
to vote, and hence Southern politicians
contend that they have not been depriv
ed of that right by tho new amendment.
The Senators Who Voted Against
A "Washington letter speaking of the
Senators who voted against impeach
ment says :
I shall not assume that any of them
will openly favor the democratic nomi
nees, but that some of them will un
ciously contribute to their success is
Senator Fowler, by the violence of
his Radical persecutors, has been driv
en so far from participating in any sym
pathy with his party as to be disquali
fied from contributing to its support.
Under such circumstances he will sur
vive its defeat.
Senator Grimes is quietly enjoying
the watering places, an indifferent spec
tator of the strifo for power.
Senator Ilendorson is looking on in
Missouri, with the possible chance of
seeing his State sustain his impeach
ment vote.
It is conceded that Mr. Van "Winkle
is powerless in Virginia, and that his
State will bo Democratic.
la the face of continued denuncia
tions, Mr. Fesseudon will bo passive ;
and for tho samo reason, and in view of
his lato alllictiou, Senator Trumbull
will not participate in tho canvass.
Tho Democratic Stato Convention mot
at Boston on tho 3d inst. There were
eleven hundred dolegates present. John
2uincy Adams was nominated for Gov
ernor. Ho will bo clectod.
Tho resolutions adopted by tho Con
vention demand a return to tho limita
tions and requirements of tho Constitu
tion; donouueo Congress for usurpa-
tion; characterize the reconstruction
acs ns preposterous, contemptible, dan
gerous, unconstitutional, and revolu
tionary. ,- , . . ,..
ttsS" Governor Brownlow has accept
ed the resignation of Judge II. II. Har
rison, after baviug had the matter under
consideration for several weeks.
JK? Horace Greoley is lecturing the
ftadical party sharply for its inaction
and want of organization.
The Legislature.
Loyalty boiled over again in tho low
er branch of tho Legislature on the 2d,
when it went back on its previous ac
tion coinciding in Senate resolution to
send a committee to confer with the
President, etc. A messago was sent to
the Senate requesting that body to re
turn said joint resolution.
In the Senato on tho 3d Mr. Elliott
moved: That tho Senate inform the
House that tho request contained in the
message could not be complied with
as it was now beyond tho jurisdiction
of Urn Senate. The motion was) adopt
ed by the following vote :
Ayes Aldridgc, Catc, Eckel, Elliott,
Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson,
Lindsley, Lyle, McCall, Norman, Pat
terson, Parker and Underwood 15.
Noes Eaton, Keith, Mathews, Rod
gers, Smith, AVyatt and Speaker Scu
te r 7.
"Whereupon tho House stultified it
self by adopting the following, having
first consumed tho best part of the day
in wrangling over it:
Resolved bv the General Assembly of
the State of Tennessee, That Senate
joint resolution No. 10 be and the same
is hereby revoked.
In tho Senato Mr. Underwood oiler
ed the following bill in lieu of the
House Military Hill :
AX ACT to revive an act passed February 20,
1SG7, to organize ami equip a State Guard and
for other purposes:
Section 1. Ho it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of Tennes
see, That, the act passed the 20th of Feb
ruary, 1807, be and the same is hereby
revived, except tho compulation allow
ed to the officers, and that this act shall
take effect and be in force from its pas
sage. The bill was adopted in lieu and re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee on
second reading.
Read it Colored Men The Col
ored Man's Status.
"Wo are informed, on good authority,
that the carpet-baggers, scalawags, and
their electioneering lieutenants, white
and black, have sought to produce tho
impression among the colored men that
if tho Democratic parly carries tho elec
tion, in November, they will again be
reduced to slavery.
This wilful and'malicious falsehood is
intended to work upon the apprehen
sions of the colored people. Its audac-
itv is onlv equalled bv its untruth a
bold, bad and base1 attempt to practice
upon the ignorance anil credulity ot
those whom the Radicals arc trying to
use lor their own bencht anil the ulu
mate destruction of their poor dunes.
Tho colored people should be made
to understand the game and Us vile and
untouuded deception. 1 heir old mas
ters gavo up slavery with ''the lost
cause," and in the State Conventions
held in 1805, put their stamps and seals
upon its termination in each Southern
State. The platform of the Democratic
partv, in its first paragraph, recognizes
and declares "the question of slavery set
tled for all time to come." 'I lie white peo
pie of the South wish the blacks to pur
sue their happiness ns treeilmen, with
none to molest or to make them afraid.
They wish to live on the best terms, for
tliev have kind lceiings and Know ineir
val ue as a portion of the populal ion. Mu
tual interest and mutual regard with all
the protection law can afford in person
and in property, is the status proposed,
and upon which every guarantee is
Those Blessed Results.
The great argument of the Itadieals
seems to be this: If Grant is not elec
ted tho results of the lato war will be
lost. ,
The results which these precious pat
riots are so anxious to keep, may be
catalogued as follows :
Negro outrages in the South.
Stealing and defaulting by Govern
men tofllcers.
Enormous taxation.
An overwhelming public debt,
High prices for all the necessaries of
A depreciated currency.
A general stagnation in business.
A total lack of confidence in Govern
met it.
And a Pandora's box full of social
and political evils, all growing out of
the lato war.
Those who wish to preserve theso
results, and multiply them year by year,
will vote lor Uraut.
Mrs. Surratt and Gen. Hunter.
General Hunter having been charged
with refusing his signature to a petition
for tho pardou of Mrs. Surratt, pub
lishes tho following letter :
My oath and military law preclude
mv llinlflitrr t'i,Mt.i, ,,,r ,..ti .til tliiu
case, but 1 can with propriety sWito that
my name headed tho list of members of
tho commission, recommending Mrs
Surratt to tho Presldi'iit. fiml that, T Imvi
always looked with uttor contempt on
tho execution of this noor woman, ex
cusing at the same time thousands of
rebel men who so much more richly do
6crved hanging.
David Hunter, U. S. A.
Reaction in Arkansas.
One year ago all tho neo-roos on a cer
' C3
tain plantation in Arkansas, belonged
to tho L,oyal League Tho owner, who
is now iu this city, received a letter
from his overscor last Saturday, stating
that tho darkies had enrolled themselves
in Seymour and Blair clubs. Tho reac
tion is general over that State, and the
r . . L , . 1. . ...
ieur ui nucu a cuiasiropno nere, in ion
nessco, is what makes tho East Tennes
see fire-eaters so nnxlona for ihn mi
llitia. '
Views of Gen. Forrest and Others.
A traveling correspondent of the
leading llepublican paper of the "West,
publishes a long account of what pur
ports to be a frcc-and-cae y conversation
with General Forrest, General Gid. Pil
low, and other prominent "West Tenncs
scf ans. It is in tho same familiar sort
of stylo of those remarkable conversa
tions with A. J., with which the same
paper was filled some months ago. "We
copy that portion in which Gen. Forrest
is tho prominent feature. It will be
seen that tho General is made to tell all
about tho Kuklux, the number in this
State and in tho South, objects of the
organization, etc., and then to sny that
he does not belong to the order, but
sympathises with it. It is a pretty lit
tle semi-romance, and will no doubt
create a profound sensation among the
" broad-stcrn'd Solons" of the House
of Representatives, as Sam. Mercer in a
happy moment styled the radical fire
eaters of that body.
Special Correspondence of the Cincinnati Com
mercial. Memphis, Tcnn., August 28.
To-day I have enjoyed " big-talks"
enough to have gratified any of tho fa
mous Indian chiefs who have been treat
ing with Gen. Sherman for the two past
years, lurst 1 met Gen. N. B. 1 orrost,
then General Gideon J. Pillow and Go
vernor Isham G. Harris. My first visit
was to Gen. Forrest, whom I found at
lus ollico at 8 o clock this morning, hard
at work, although complaining of an
illness cont racted at the e w ork Con
vention. 1 he New Yorkers must boa
hard set indeed, for I havo not met a
single delegate from the Southern States
who has not been ill ever since he went
there. But to General Forrest. Now
that the Southern people havo elevated
him to the position ot their great leader
and oracle, it mav not be amiss to pre
late my conversation with linn with a
brief sketch of the gentleman.
I can not better personally describe
him than by borrowing the language ol
one ot his biographers, "in person
he is six feet, one inch and a half in
height, willi broad shoulders, a full
chest and symmetrical, muscular limbs ;
erect in carriage, and weighs one hun
dred and eightv-livo pounds ; dark gray
eyes, dark hair, mustache, and beard
worn upon tho chin; a set ot regular
white teeth and clearly cut features;"
which, altogether, nuiko him rather a
handsome man for one of forty-seven
years of ago.
Previous to the war in 1852 ho left
the business of planter, and came to
this city and engaged in tho business of
"negro trader," in which traffic he
seems to havo been qtiito successful,
for, by 1801, he had become tho owner
of two plantations a few miles below
here, in Mississippi, on whieh ho pro
duced about a thousand bales of cotton
each year, in tho meantiino carrying on
the negro trading. In June, 1S01, he
was authorized by Governor Harris to
recruit a regiment of cavalry for the
war, which ho did, and which was the
nucleus around which he gathered the
army winch he commanded as a Lieu
tenant General at the end ol tho war.
After being seated iu his office, I said :
" General Forrest, I eamo especially to
learn your views in regard to the con
dition of civil and political affairs in the
Stato of Tennessee, and the South gen
erally. I desire them for publication in
tho Cincinnati Commercial. I do not
wish to misrepresent you in the slight
est degree, and therc'foro only ask for
sucli views as you are willing I should
" I have not now," ho replied, " and
never have had, any opinion on any
public or political subject which I would
object to having published. I mean
what I say, honestly and earnestly, and
only object to being misrepresented. 1
dislike to bo placed beforo tho country
in a false position, especially as I have
not. sought the reputation which I have
I replied: "Sir, I will publish only
what, you say, and then you can not
possibly bo misrepresented. Our peo
ple desire to know your feelings to
ward tho General Government, the
Stato Government of Tennessee, the
Radical party, both in and out of the
Stato, and upon the question of negro
"Well, sir," said lie, "when I surren
dered my soveu thousand men in
1805,1 accepted a parole, honestly, and
havo observed it faithfully up to to-day.
I havo counseled peace in all tho spee
ches I havo made 1 havo advised my
people to submit to tho laws of tho
State, oppressive as they aro, and uncon
stitutional as I believe them to bo. 1
was paroled and not pardoned until the
issuance of tho last proclamation of
general amnesty, and therefore did not
think it prudent for mo to take any ac
tive part until tho oppression of my
people became so great that they could
not endure it, and then I would 'bo wilh
them. My friends thought differently,
and sent mo to New York, and I am
glad that I went there."
"Then, I suppose, General, that you
think tho oppression has becoino so
groat that your pooplo should not lon
ger bear it."
"No," ho answered, "it is growing
worso hourly, yet I havo said to the
peoplo, stand fast, let us try to right tho
wrong by legislation. A few weeks ago
I was called to Nashville to counsel
with other gentlemen Who had been
prominently identified with tho cause
of the Confederacy, and wo then offered
pledges which wo thought would be
satisfactory to Mr. Brownlow and his
Legislature, and wo told them that if
they would not call out tho militia, we
would agree to preserve order, nud see
that tho laws were cntorecd. 'J ho Leg
islativc Committee certainly led mo to
believe that our proposition Would be
accepted, and no niilitiaorganizcd. Be
lieving this, I came homo, and advised
all of my peoplo to remain peaceful,
and oflcr no resistance to any reason
able law. It is trueuhnt I never have
recognized tho present Government in
Tennessee as having any legal existence,
yet i was wining to submit for a time,
with the hope that the wrongs might be
righted pcacably."
""What are your feelings toward the
Federal Government, General?"
"1 loved the old, Government in 1801.
I love tho old Constitution vet. 1 think
it the best Government in tho world if
administered as it was beforo tho war.
I do not bate it: 1 am opposing now
only tho Radical revolutionists who are
trying to destroy it. 1 believe that par
tv to bo composed, as I know it is in
Tennessee, of tho worst men on God's
earth men who would hesitate at no
crime, and who have only one object in
view, to enrich themselves."
"in tho event of Governor Brown
low's calling out the militia, do you
think there will bo any resistance of
fered to their acts?'' I asked.
"That will depend upon circumstan
ces. If tho militia arc simply called
out, and do not interfere with or molest
any one. I do not think there will be any
fight. If, on the contrary, they do
what I believe they will do, commit
outrages, or even oiie outrage upon the
people, Ihey and Mr. Brownlow's Gov
ernment will be swept out of existence;
not a Radical will be left alive. If the
militia are called out, we cannot but
look upon it as a declaration of war,
because Mr. Brownlow has alrcadv is
sued his proclamation directing them
to shoot down the Kuklux wherever
they find them, and ho calls all South
ern men Kuklux.
"AVliy, General we people up North
have regarded the Kuklux Klun as an
organization wmcti existed onlv m
tho frightened imaginations of a few
"Well, sir, there is such an organiza
tion, not only in Tennessee, but all over
the booth, nnd their numbers have not
been exaggerated."
"What are its numbers, General ?"
"In Tennessc there are over 40,000 ; in
all the Southern States thev number
about 550,000 men."
"What is the character of the organi
zation, may 1 inquire ?"
"Yes, sir. It isa protective, political,
military organization. 1 am willing to
show any man tho constitution of this
society. The members aro sworn to
recognize the Government of tho Uni
ted States, It does not say anything
about tho Government of the State of
Tennessee' its objects originally were
protection against the Loyal Leagues
and the Grand Army of tho Republic,
but after it became general, it. was found
that political matters and interests
could best be promoted within it, and
it was then made a political organiza
tion, giving its support, of course to
the Democratic party."
"But is the organization connected
throughout Ihe State?"
"Yes, it is. In each precinct there is
a Captain, who, in addition to his other
duties, is required to make out a list of
names of men in his precinct, giving all
the Radicals and all the 1 cmocrnU who
arc positively known, and showing also
the doubtful on both sides and of both
colors. This list of names is forwarded
to tho Grand Commander of tho State,
who is thus enabled to know who are
our friends and who are not."
"Can you, or arc you at liberty to
give me' the commanding officer of this
Stato ?"
"No, it would bo impolitic. "'
"Then 1 suppose that there can be no
doubt of a conflict if tho militia inter
fore with tho people ; is that votir
view ?"
"Yes, sir; if thev attempt to carry
out Governor Brownlow's proclama
tion, by shooting down Kuklux for he
calls all Southern men Kuklux if they
go to hunting down and shooting these
men, there will bo war, and a bioodicr
ono than wo have ever witnessed. 1
have told these Radicals here what they
might expect in such an event. 1 have
no powder to burn killing negroes. I
intend to kill the itadieals. 1 have told
them this and more ; there is not a Rnd
ical leader in this town but, is a marked
man, and if a trouble should break out,
not ono of them would bo left alive. 1
havo told them that they were trying to
create a disturbance and then slip out
and leave tho consequences to fall upon
tho negro, but they can't do it. Their
houses aro picketed, and when the light
comes, not ono of them would ever get
out of this town alivo. "Wo don't in
tend they shall cvergetout of the coun
try. But I want it distinctly under
stood that I am opposed to "any war,
and will only light in self defense, If
tho militia attack us, we will resist to
tho last, and if necessary, I think I could
raise forty thousand men in live days,
ready for the Hold."
"D'o vou think, General, that tho Ku
klux havo been any benefit to tho
State '("
"So doubt of it. Sinco its organiza
tion tho leagues havo quit killing and
murdering our peoplo. There were
some foolish young men who put
masks on their laces and rodo over tho
country, frightening negroes; but or
ders havo been issued to stop that, and
it has ceased. You may sav further,
that three members of tho Kuklux have
been court-martialed and shot for vio
lations of 1 ho orders not to disturb or
molest people."
"Aro you a member of the Kuklux,
General ?" r
"1 am not; but in sympathy and will
co-oporato with them. I know thoy arc
charged with many crimes that thev aro
not guilty of. A caso in point is tho
killing of Blerfleld, at Franklin, a few
days ago. I scut a man up there espo-
..:..n.. i ii.. ,
uiuuy iu iiiYi-HiigHiu mo case, ana re
port to mo, and I havo his letter here
now, in which he states that they had
nothing to do with it as an organization."
What do vou think of negro suf
frage ?"
"I am opposed to it under any and
all circumstances ; and in our conven
tion urged our party not to commit
themselves at all upon tho subject, if
the negroes vote to enfranchise us, I do
not think I would favor their disfran
chisement. "We will stand by those
who help us. And hero I want you to
understand distinctly, 1 am not an ene
my to tne negro, w c want mm here
among us ; he is the only laboring class
we have, and more than that I would
sooner trust him than the white scala
wag and carpet-bagger. "When I enter
ed the army J. took forty-seven ne
groes into the army with me, and forty-
live ot them wero surrendered with
me. i. said to them at tho start : 'This
light is against slavery ; if we lose it,
you will be made tree ; it wo whip the
light, and you stay with me and be good
boys, I will set you free. In either
case you will bo lrec. ihoso boys
stayed with me, drovo mv teams, and
better Confederates did not live."
Do vou think the Kuklux will trvto
intimidate the negroes at the elec
tion ?"
I do not think thev will. AVhy, 1
made a speech at Brownsville the other
day, and while there a Lieutenant, who
served with me, eamo to mo and in
formed nio that a band of Badicals had
been going through the country wlaim
ingto be Kuklux, and disarming the
negroes, and then selling their arms. 1
told him to have the matter investiga
ted, and, if true, to have the parties ar
rested." "What do you think is the effect of
the amnesty granted to your people ?'
"1 believe that the amnesty restored
all the rights to tho people, full and
complete. I do not think the Federal
Government has the right to disfran
chise any man, but I believe that the
Legislatures of the States have. The
objection that I have to disfranchise
ment in Tennessee is, that tho Legisla
ture which enacted the law had no Con
stitutional existence, and the law, iu it
self, is a nullity. Still I would respect
it until changed by law ; but there is a
limit beyond which men cannot be driv
en, audi am ready to die sooner than
sacrifice my honor. This thing must
havo an end, and it is now about time
for that end to come."
"AVhat do vou think of General
Grant?" I asked.
"I regard him as a great military com
mander, a good man. honest and liberal,
and if elected will, I hope and believe,
execute tho law honestly aud faithfully.
And, by the way, a report has been pub
lished m some of tho papers, stating
that while General Grant and lady were
at Corinth, in 1802, thev took, nnd car
ried off, furniture and other property.
I here brand the author as a liar. 1 was
at Corinth only a short tinio ago, and I
personally investigated the whole mat
ter, talked with tho people with whom
he and his lady lived while there, and
they say that their conduct was every
thing that could have been expected of
a gentleman and lady, and deserving the
highest praise, lam opposed to Gen
eral Grant in everything, but 1 would do
him justice."
The loregomg is i lie principal part oi
my conversation witli the General. 1
give tho conversation, and leave the
reader to form his own opinion as to
what General Forrest means to do. 1
think that he has been so plain in his
talk that it cannot be misunderstood.
The Negroes of Georgia.
A Savannah dispatch of tho 3d says :
Tho whito boy who mysteriously dis
appeared, was found murdered by ne
groes near the city. His gun and cloth
ing were gone, aiid it is supposed that
ho was killed for them. An inquest
was held and a verdict returned that he
w as killed by parties unknown. Great
excitement prevails, nnd parties have
been out, ono of which, after three
days' hunt, met a body of armed ne
groes, who halted them with military
precision. Parties arc now scouring
the country, in search of tho murder
ers. Robberies and assaults on whites by
negroes, on the roads leaning 10 uic
city, arc of hourly occurrence.
The negroes in and around the city
are thoroughly organized, drilled, and
well armed.
Not Very Alarming1.
A German philosopher has discover
ed that this globe is gradually shrink
ing, by- the process of cooling, which
has been going on sinco its creation. In
tho course of timo all tho continents
will bo drawn below the water level,
except tho highest peaks of tho moun
tains. As this is not to take placo for
five hundred centuries, we ain't scared
much. -
JBQy Major Charles "W. Anderson has
beeu appointed General Agent of tho
Nashvillo and , Chattanooga Railroad
Ho held this position previous to the
war, and is a practical railroad man.
Uf A man in the country announces
that ids golden wedding will como off
just thirty years from now, and oilers a
liberal discount on any presents his
friends then design to make him. .
BEx-Govcrnor Thomas II. Scy
mour, of Connecticut, diod at his resi
dence in -Hartford, on tho evening of
tho 3d, of typhoid fever. Ho was aged
CI years. ' ,. V -.
JSSS" It is stated in a radical paper that
in July last a Justico of tho Peace in
Vermont fined a Democratic citizen $50
for sleeping with his wife on Sunday
"A famous Indian chief in Washing
ton, Territory has buried the hatchet ;
but it was in the head of a trapper.
The Road to Ruin.
The Nation is fast oa the road to
ruin, and should failure attend the ef
forts now being made by tho Democra
cy of tho country to save it, national
bankruptcy will soon bo tho conse
quence of Radical rule. The Now
York Courier, viewing correctly the
"situation," says :
"At the present rate of national liv
ing, wo shall soon come to settling day,
and have nothing left for it but to stick
the sheriff's flag out of the window of
the capitol, and sell out the national
real and personal estate for tho benefit
of whom it may concern. Our public
debt increases hourly instead of dimin
ishing. So that the hammer and tongs
tight between the Tribune pay-in-gold
Republicans, anil the Senator Sherman
pay-in-greenbacks Republican, is all
bosh and bother; for, at the rate we arc
traveling, national bankruptcy stares
us impudently in the face. In fact, long
before the question of gold or green
backs is likely to be settled by -partisan
shmg-whangors to use the naturally
applicable thieves' lingo government
swell mob and ianev men will havu
gone through' Uncle Sam so completely
that you may turn his pockets in-sidn
out without'linding enough left to buy
that foolish old gentleman so much us a
rope to hang himself with."
Ono item of reckless expenditure
whieh wc shall notice will serve to
show how it is that tho public debt, in
stead of being diminished, has increas
ed millions upon millions since the
closo of tho war, notwithstanding the
people havo paid into the national
treasury over four hundred millions
per annum. That item is the incidental
expenses of the House of Representa
tives which for the year ending the 30th
June were $825,591 over 6300,000 more
than Ihey were in 1807. This is the.
way the money of tho people has been
quandored, for what is true of the in
cidental expenses of the House, is
equally true of every other department
of the government. Extravagance, and
misrule have been "the order of the
day" and it is no wonder that the na
tion is on the broad road to ruin.
From Kansas. Indians.
Kansas City, September 4. AMex
ican train was attacked by Pawnees at
the fork of the Old Platte road, seventy
three miles northwest of Fort Dodge
Sixteen Mexicans were scalped and
their bodies burned, together with tho
wagons. Another train, with seventy
five thousand pounds of wool, was at
tacked within twenty-five miles of Fort
Dodge. The escort fought till their
ammunition was exhausted, when they
abandoned the train.
Ex-Reb Hamilton.
The Nashville ISanner of Friday has
tho following :
AVo understand that a capias has been
sent from Memphis, aud is now in the
hands of Sheriff Donaldson, authorizing
the immediate arrest and return of Rep
resentative T. A. Hamilton to that,
place, to answer the charge of perjury
before the Criinnal Court of Shelby
A "Washington dispatch of the 2d in
stant, to tho Louisville Journal, says;
It is settled beyond nil peradventure.
that the President will protect the peo
ple of Tennessee from Brownlow's mi
litia by United States troops. He has
assured a number of prominent gentle
men from that Stato that he has resolved
upon that course.
The Grecian Rend.
A' New York paper savs : Ladies aro
going their entire'' on tho "Grecian
bend'' in Broadway. Thev remind oue,
by tho form they give their figures, of
a poodle dog essaying to waiK on nis
hind legs. This success of our young
women in imitating the graceful efforts
of tho emulated "uniniile" is "trooly''
Here's Your Detective.
Here is a specimen of New York ad
vertisements: Jtctcrlirc. Gentlemen or ladies re
quiring the services of a gentlemanly
expert for working up cases of a private
nature, should address . Unfaith
ful husbands and wives looked after.
Best references. Utmost secrecy. Mod
erate charges.
Tho enormous graincrops in
California in tho hist two jears have
tilled tho pockets of farmers, and they
ore improving their land extensively.
Tho next crop of wheat iu the State, it
is believed, will not fall far short of
S0,000,000 bushels.
iSS" J. B. Franklin, Chairmau of the
finance committee of the Young Men's
independent Seymour Club, of Mem
phis, has sloped wilh $250 belonging to
tho club.
JBST" A Now York dispatch says there
is no truth in the statement that the dry
goods merchants of that city had gen
erally agreed not to sell goods lo tho
South except for cash. "We (bought so.
hi the matter of a session of Congress
in September tho Republican members
seem to have agreed that if they do not
meet they are in danger of loosing tho
South, and if thoy do they are in dan
ger of losing tho North. They have,
therefore, simply to choose which risk
is preferable.

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