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The State Democratic Executive
Commit toe.
Tho State Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Tennessee have resolved up
on a vigorous niul active prosecution of
the campaign for the National Presi
dential ticket for Seymour and Blair.
The Hon. Kmvni Cooper has been
appointed Elector for the State at large,
rice Hon. George W. Jones, resigned,
and has accepted the position.
A Committee of Finance has been ap
pointed by the committee, consisting of
the following named gentlemen: L. F.
licecli, Esq., Chairman ; W. Matt Brown,
A. G. Adams. Samuel D. Morgan, Sam
uel It. Anderson, of Davidson County ;
John r.axtcr, of Knox, and M. 1). L.
Stewart, of Shelby.
The Democrats nnd Conservatives of
each Electoral District are requested to
hold conventions and nominate candi
dates for District Electors, by or be
fore tho 21st of September. In the event
of a failure to hold such convention in
any district, the State- Executives Com
mittee will designate a candidate.
Democratic papers throughout the
State nre requested to publish this an
nouueemcnt. , GKOKiiE J. STl'HBLEKIELn, ,
Chairman Ex. State Committee.
Alhekt Rotiekts, Scc'y pro tern.
Quick ou Trigger.
The Knoxvillc HV17 of Wednesday
contains a proclamation calling for the
militia to organize, and hold themselves
in readiness for an v emergency that mav
arise. Though not running under the
pauper press law, wc would gladly pub
lish the proclamation, but have'ut room
this week for more than the extract be
low. It recites the law recently passed and
proceeds :
Now, therefore, I. William G. Brown
low, Governor, of Tennessee, in pursu
ance of the provisions of the foregoing
Act, do call upon the good, loyal and
patriotic people white and colored
of every county in the State to proceed,
without dtlay, and raise companies of
loyal and able-bodied men and report
uie same to mo at Aashvillc.
Whether any ot the companies,
white or colored so organized, will be
actually called into the field, will depend
entirely upon the conduct of tho peo
ple, themselves, in the several counties.
I earnestly hope that there be no occa
sion to call out these troops; hut that
the effort of all the citizens to preservo
and maintain tho peace will succeed and
thus obviate the necessity ot this stern
But, if, unhappily, better councils do
not prevail and order is not restored,
and if I am compelled to meet armed
marauders by force, I purpose to meet
them with such numbers and 111 such
manner as the exigency shall demand,
whatever mav bo the consequences. I
will not be deterred from tho discharge
of my duty, herein, by threat of violence
from rebel speakers or rebel newspapers,
nor by any other means of intimidation.
As United States troops are to be
sent into the State to preservo peace
and protect well-disposed and law-abiding
citizens, wo hope 110 collision will
occur between them and tho loyal mili
tia white or colored.
Sinco the above was in type we have
eonio across tho following in tho Knox
villc Press and Herald:
"Wo are informed by Mr. Iloxie, Su
perintendent E. T. and Va. Kail Road,
that nineteen cars, loaded with soldiers,
will arrive at Bristol today from Rich
mond. "We suppose they arc to be used
lor preserving peace 111 lenncsscc.
This, if true, would indicate that A.
J. was about to outflank W. G. B. in
the business of keeping the peaco, and
that the radicals in Middle and West
Tennessee are to receive more military
protection than they contracted for
There is such a thing as being a little
too smart sometimes.
Wo can't see any particular necessity
for explanations about Uie Republican
gains in the State of Maine. It has
been voting pretty much in one direc
tion for tho last half century. New
England interests are ever in antago
nism with those of every other portion
of tho country, and if any of our friends
are Biinple enough to think that cither
Vermont, Maine, Xew Hampshire, Mas
sachusetts, or Rhode Island, will vote for
Seymour and Blair they will be disap
pointed. Connecticut, Xew York, Xew
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mary
laud and West Virginia will voto the
Democratic ticket in Xovember solid.
The dchateable territory is Ohio, Indi
aua and Illinois. If Grant's military
prestige is to amount to any thing any
where, it will be in those State. "We
are happy In the knowledge that the
best informed of pur frloitda in the
West are confident of sncecss.
t 1
Genera War in Europe. .
London, Sept. 10. Tho lending arti
cle iu the Pall Mall Gazette Says that
in eyery 'capital 'of Europe the belief
that a great and hmnediato war Im
pends, grows day by day.
Speaking at Madisonville.
On last Monday at MadisonviUo such
of tho poople present as were disposed
to listen, were addressed for two hours
or more by the Hon. Horace Maynard.
We have but little to say 6f Mr. May-
hard's effort on the occasion, as we were
not in the Court-room while it was be
ing made longer than to notice the size
of tho crowd, and the manner in which
his remarks were received. The num
ber of persons present was not so large
as at Cleveland on tho preceding Mon
day, though more noisy and demonstra
tive. As wo have before stated on one
or two occasions that gentleman seems
to have lost the power to draw the peo
ple around him, or to impress them
with confidence in his sincerity and
earnestness. In other words, he is get
ting to be tiresome and common-place
to the more intelligent even of his own
party. This much wo could readily
gather by moving among tho crowd
outside after tho speaking was over.
Whatever the underlying motive, he is
daily toning down and growing tamer,
and if the gentleman keeps on improv
ing in that respect, lie will soon be as
harmless an opponent on the stump as
0110 could desire. It would bo unenn
did to indulge a remark as to what he
is after, but when Mr. Maynard begius
to cultivate and show amiability to
wards the opposition, yon may with
safety bet your bottom dollar that he
either expects a rival candidate from
his own ranks, or sees something in the
distance not yet palpable to the more
obtuse vision of the masses of the party.
On Tuesday, Col. Clcmcntson, of this
place, in obedience to tho wishes of
many persons present, made a speech,
consuming about an hour and thirty
minutes. The Court-house was well
tilled too much so to be comfortable.
We have a pretty extensive acquaint
ance iu Monroe, and was pleased to see
a good many of the more intelligent of
the radicals present, and that they lis
tened closely to the pointed and forci
ble remarks and illustrations of the
speaker; and more particularly while
he was giving them the facts and figures
in regard to the public debt and on the
subject of taxation. These are subjects
which wo all can comprehend and ap
preciate they are matters about which
we alleef keenly, and wo trust that ev
ery Democratic speaker, in the short
sharp and decisive canvass that is to en
sue, will thoroughly impress his mind
with their importance and make them
the leading features in all his efforts be
fore the people. These are sufficient to
carry conviction to the mind of every
tax-payer in the State that a change of
rulers is necessary to relieve an over
burdened people and to prevent general
bankruptcy and a total destruction of
tho public credit.
Though occasionally subjected to the
impertinent annoyances of three or four
young men who should never bo pres
ent on such occasions until they learn
to deport themselves like gentlemen,
Col. Clementson'8 remarks were strong,
pointed and forcible, and we should
say somewhat effective, from tho occa
sional fluttering and nervousness obser
vable among tho leaguers in the back
part of the hall. It was the first time
he had ever addressed a Monroe coun
ty audience, and with the few excep
tions mentioned, he was listened to
throughout by the unusually large
crowd present with deep and interested
attention. For our own part, wo are
quite willing the canvass of the District
should bo committed to Col. Clement
son's charge, feeling as we do that it
will be ably and vigorously prosecuted.
The Canvass in the West.
A few days since the Radical press
were parading with great glee a report
ed dispatch from Mr. Pendleton to the
Chairmau of the Democratic Central
Committee of Illinois, abandoning his
appointments in that State, in order to
devote himself to the canvass in Ohio.
To show how much of truth there was
in this, it may be stated that the Demo
cratic papers of Illinois announce that
Mr. Pendleton will certainly fill his ap
pointments, and leaves his own State
confident of largo Democratic gains.
The Philadelphia Press (Radical)
gives these dispatches, however, show
ing that the Radicals are hard pressed
everywhere. Pennsylvania must take
care of herself, for in Indiana and Xew
York the Democracy arc driving things :
Cakhonhale, III., Aug. 2(5, 1808.
Hon. Galusha A. Grow, Philadelphia;
My Dear Sir: Since my return from
the East, I find our people unwilling
for me to leave for the West. Indiana,
liko Pennsylvania, requires work, and
I liavo agreed to fill appointments al
ready inudo for mo till October 12. I
regret that I cannot help you as I in
tended. Respectfully,
John A. Logan.
Canastota, N. Y., Sept 8. Hon.
Galusha A. Grow, Philadelphia : Sir
Since writing yesterday, 1 find I can
not possibly go to Pennsylvania.
J. F. Bruce.
Houk a Candidate.
Tho Hon. L. C. IIouk is announced,
through the Knoxvillc HTiig, as a can
didate for Congress in this (the Second)
District ,.
July Interest.
A telegraphic dispatch from New
York was received at the office of the
State Comptroller on tho 15th, to the ef
fect that the Eest Tennessee and Virgin
ia, and East Tennessee and Georgia rail
roads finished paying la thoir July
interest yesterday.
The Militia IH11.
Tho Legislature closed its labors on
last Thursday night by adopting tho
following bill, which is now a law. We
give it to our readers as it comes to us
through the Nashville papers, and pre
sume that it is essentially correct.
Though not so bad as the original House
bill, it is bad enough we should think
to satisfy tho most intense and thought
less loagucrs in the country. It pla
ces a largo discretionary power in
the hands of tho Governor, which wc
think nothing but the extremcst neces
sity would tempt him to exercise. It
will be seen that the bill is sweeping in
its provisions, evcu to tho repealing
of tho constitution. We annex the
voto by which tho bill passed in each
house :
AN ACT to enforce the laws of the State:
Whereas. There exists in this State
lawless bands of desperadoes, who arc
setting at dcllance civil law, and by
threats and acts of violence nre forcing
many ot our citizens to leave their
homes ; and,
W HKKEA8, In certain localities it is
cntirelv impossible for tho civil officers
of the State to enforce the laws thereof:
in order that the supremacy of the. law
mav be maintained, and that peaco and
order may prevail ; therefore, .
Section 1. Be it enacted bv tho (tcn-
eral Assembly of the State of Tennes
see, That the Governor be and lie is
hereby authorized and empowered to
organize, equip and call into active ser
vice, at his discretion, n volunteer force,
to bo known as the "Tennessee State
Guards," to bo composed of one or more
regiments from each Congressional dist
rict of the State ; provided always that
said Tennessee State Guards shall be
composed of loyal men, who shall take
and subscribe to an oath to support the
Constitution of the United States and
the Constitution of the State of Tennes
see. Sec. 2. Bo it further enacted. That
the State Guards organized under the
provisions of this act shall bo governed
by the revised rules and regulations of
the United States armv
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted. That
the Comptroller of the State shall issue
his warrant upon the Treasurer, payable
10 me orucr ot the governor, tor any
amount in the opinion of the Governor
actually necessary for the organization.
equipment, transportation, support, and
payment of said State Guards, not to
exceed tho sum of fif'tv thousand dollars
at any one time, and the same shall be
paid out of any funds 111 the Treasury
not otherwise appropriated, tho amount
so drawn from tho Treasury to be re
placed as hereinafter provided.
&ec. 4. Uo it lurther enacted, That
whenever a full representation is made
to the Governor from anv county or
counties bv the Judge and the Attorncv
General of the circuit in which said
county is situated, and the Senator and
Representatives and ten Union men of
good moral character, of said county or
counties, that the laws can not be en
forced, and tho good citizens of that
eountv or counties can not be protected
in their lust rights-oii r.ccount or rebel
lion or insurrection, or the opposition
of tho peoplo to tho enforcement of law
and order, the Governor be, and he Is
hereby empowered to declare martial
law in any county or counties of the
State for tho protection and safety of
tno citizens tnercot, and to quarter said
troops within any county or counties so
declared under martial law, In such
number as may be necessary for tho
preservation of peace and the protection
ot the lives of citizens thereof; and fur
thermore, as it is right and proper that
the pcacabic and law-abicing citizens o
the State should not be held responsible
or sutler loss for the violent acts of
such turbulent communities, it shall be
the duty of the Governor to assess and
collect a sufficient amount for the full
pavment of said State Guards so cm
ployed out of said county or counties
declared under martial law, as provided
for in sections 3 and 4 of an act passed
February 1, 18(18, chapter xxxiii, entitled
"An act to amend an act tor the protec
tion ot Sheriffs, etc.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That
upon the application of the sworn state
ment of ten or more known uncondl
tional Union men of good moral charac
ter, or three Justices of the Peace of
any county in this State, setting forth
that tho civil laws can not be enforced,
and that the law-abiding citizens can
not bo protected in their rights and lib
erty without the aid of the military au
thorities, it shall be the duty of the
Governor to furnish such number of
troops as may be necessary to enforce
tho laws and protect tho citizens from
Sec. 6. Bo it further enacted, That all
laws and parts of laws in conflict with
this act aro repealed, and this act shall
take effect and be iu force from and after
its passage.
The following is tho vote in the Sen
ate 011 the bill :
Ayes Aldridgo, Eaton, Frierson,
Henderson. Keith, Mathews, Norman,
Rodgcrs, Wyattaud Speaker Scuter 11.
Noes Cute, Elliott, Fuson, Garner,
Lindsly, Lyle, McCall and Patterson 8.
Tho following is tho voto in the
House :
Ayes Baker, Bowles, Chiles, Cagle,
Cordell, Dame, Dowdy, Dyer, Faulk
ner, Galbraith, GrifHth.Gilmer, Hodges,
Hunt, Hacker, Innian of Cocke, Inman,
of Knox, Jordan, Lillard, Medlin, Mey
ers, Murray, Mynatt, Mason, Moore,
Postou, Porter, Prosser, Prestwood,
Pitts, Reeves, Singletary, Shepherd,
Smith, Sparkman, Stone, Tavlor of Car-
tor, Taylor of Perry, Thornburg of
j ranger, I hornburg of Jefferson, White
of Bradley, White of Greene, Welsh,
Walker and Speaker Richards 45.
Nays Brewer, Carter. Cason, John
son, McNair, Reed, Robinson, Ryder,
Roach, Thompson, Turner, Woodward
and Williams 13.
.. Fearful of Defeat.
Tho . Ohio Stato Journal, a violent
Radical sheet, frantically exclaims:
"For Heaven's sake, friends, ., work I
Work from this day until the election,
or we are beaten in Ohio, in Indiana, in
Pennsylvania, in New York, and in the
whole country f" This would indicate
that tho Rads are fearful. of defeat in the
Presidential election.
The Committee of Conference.
From tho following order of tho War
Department it will be seen that tho
Leglslstive Committee which went to
Washington to confer with the Presi
dent have been successful in their mis
sion: Washington, Sept. 14. Tho follow
ing was promulgated to-day : . . r
Avar Department,
Washington City, Sept 11, l8f8.
3Tnj.'(len'l Geo. If. 7 nomas, Command.
in j jfrpartmcniojine uttmocrtana:
General: Messrs. Win. II. Wisener,
, A. Hamilton and J. II. A goo, a Com
mittee appointed by tho Legislature of
1 ennesseo, liavo waited upon the rrrsi
dent and represented to him the pres
ent condition of affairs in Tennessee,
and urged him to take steps to give pro
tection' to the law abiding citizens of
that State. A copy of the joint reso
lution under which the committee was
appointed, and of a written communi
cation from tho committee to tho Presi
dent, arc furnished herewith for your
11 format ion. You will plenso report
without unnecessary delay, what force,
in addition to that now under vour
command, will bo required to cnablo
vou to give all necessary aid to the civ-
I authorities ot l ennesseo to execute
the laws, preserve the peace, and pro
tect tho law-abiding citizens of the
Slate. The instructions heretofore giv
en from this Dcpartineii.are deemod suf
ficient tor vour government. It was the
purpose of these instructions to confer
upon vou all tho power which tho laws
allow, and it is the wish ot the J'resi
dent that vou exercise it within tho lim
its of your lawful authority and of full
discretion in vour action to the end that
in anv event the peaco may bo preserv
ed. '
Vcrv rcsnectfullv. vour obedient ser
vant, C. d. M. SC'HOFIELl),
isccretarv ot ar
Tennessee Delegation at Washin
A Washington date says of tho Ten
nessee delegation lately at Washington
to consult with the President:
The Tenncsseo Delegation aro appa
rcntlv pleased with tho President's Ai
ders to furnish Federal troops to main
tain order in that Slate; nevertheless
thev aro suspicions of tho Executive
and declare that, if the troops don't sus
tain the civil authorities, the militia
will be called into service. In replv to
tho question whether, in the event o
anv conllict ot views between Brown
low and the General Commanding the
Department, what would be expected
from tho latter, they indicated that thev
had some confidence iu Thomas, but as
he is on a court of inquiry which meet!
here in October to examine into Gen
Dyer's case, his department may be
temporarily in command of some other
officer, den. I homas will at once lie
advised that any number of troops will
bo at his command, and to maintain
peace and order iu that State. Th
committee have been badly scared bv
tho Kuklux, whom thev represent of
savago and bloody intentions. The
committee asseverate that the Kuklux
latelv skinned a negro alive, solely bo
cause he was a Radical. When asked
whv thev didn't put this in their rcpor
to the President, thev said they feared
nobody would believe it.
Georgia and her Legislature
The Xew York Express remarks with
much pertinence :
White men are expelled from Con
gross for not being Radicals, and th
Radicals North declare it to be all right
White men are also expelled from the
Louisiana Legislature by the negroes
there, and no word of remonstrance
comes from fho Radicals. Negroes,
too, are denied both office and tho bal
lot by 50,000 in Ohio, 40,000 in Michi
gan, "over (i,000 in Connecticut, nnd by
nearly 10,000 in Kansas, besides other
thousands in Iowa and Wisconsin. It
it restricted even in every New Eng
land State, except New Hampshire, and
in New York, and in all tho AVcst and
Middlo States ; but when forty-two
white Radicals in the Georgia Legisla
ture unite with 1 lie Democrats there in
declaring that tho negroes cannot hold
scats under a Stato Constitution which
both Houses of Congress approved,
then comes a storm of denunciation
from the Radicals. Gentlemen, it was
you who taught these bloody instruc
tions, and they but. return to plague the
inventor. How dare you insist that
Georgia shall have negro Representa
tives, when not ouo-fifth of your party
would vote for them at home.
"Tennessee Affairs."
In commenting upon a statement in
the Louisvillo Journal in regard to the
condition of affairs in this State, the
Nashville Press and Times of last Sat
urday says ;
There never has been any reasonable
grounds for doubting the 'vote of Ten
nessee this fall. There is not a State in
the North more certain for Grant, with
out a single soldier in tho iield. Wo
say this after a careful and close obser
vation for months, and feel confident
that we are not mistaken. We do not
think that tho militia will be brought
into service, for the reason that wo do
not believe there will be any need of
their services to preserve order at tho
polls. If, as soino imagine, 40,000 armed
Kuklux are plotting a general uprising
on election day, it certainly requires no
argument to show that 110' militia force
would be sufficient to cope with an ene
my so poworful and well organized and
drilled. In that event, the Uitfon men
of Tennessee would bo compelled to in
voke the help of the national army.
John II. Surrntt.
. A Washington dispatch say's :
John H. Surratt's socond trial is ex
pected to take plare next Monday.
Sixty-nine subpeenas for witnesses for
the prosecution wero issued, including
throe new ones, and ninety-six for the
defense, and but few if any of thoso
heretofore examined.
' ' Canada.
A dispatch from Ottawa of the 15th
says: tho jury found vordict of guilty
against Wbalen for the murder of
McGee. ,
J-Joseph Motlev. Democrat, is a
candidate for Congress in tho Nashville
uistrici. '
1ST" A Boston dispatch savs Butler
has lost the nomination for Congress.
The Colored People In Middle
. .. Tennessee.
Tho Robertson ltegister has the fol
lowing notice of a speech recently de-
Ivcred by Justico Nelson Walker, col
ored, at Springfield: ' 1 .
Nelson Walker, a colored man ami
Justice of tho Peaco of Nashville.
made a very senslblo speech to his col.
ored friends of this county, at the Court
house, .Monday last. In which lie gave
them some very wholesome advice, and
was very severe 011 carpet-baggers,
scalawags, militia and every thing else
that is mean. Nelson had a' good audi
encethe court-houao was full a large
number of whom was whites. . All list
ened with marked attention.
In his speech the colored Magistrate
declared that ho was for cultvating
icare and friendship with the whites.
le favored the immediate enfranchise
ment of tho whites, and proposed that
the colored people of Tennessee hold a
convention in Xashvillo and take such
steps as would aid in obtaining that end
before it was forced upon them. The
time was not far distant when the white
people would be enfranchised without
owing the blacks any favors for it. He
bitterly opposed the calling out of tho
militiaand showed his race that thev
would be the sufferers and have tho bill
to foot their labor would be taxed for
it. He claimed political equality, but
neither asked for, expected, nor desired
social equality; it was contrary to na
tnre and reason. He regards a white
man who would attempt to arm him
around and advocate social equalty as
being meaner than the meanest negro in
the world, and he had 110 confldenco iu
The carpet-baggers and scalawags had
taught the colored people to distrust and
hate the whites with whom thev had
been raised, for no other purpose than to
secure office by their votes. They had
promised office to the colored man, and
only one colored man in Nashville had
been elected to an office worth a cent,
and that would not have been done but
for the fivo thousand votes it bought.
Auegro would starve to death on an
office that the scalawags would give
Ho opposed Loyal Leagues and Ku
klux, and advised the abandonment of
Ohio nnd Indiana.
Intelligent gentlemen of Ohio in this
city, report that the recent letter of the
venerable Thos. Ewing "to the unpled
ged voters of the United States" is pro
ducing a highly beneficial effect in that
great State. Mr. Ewing is tho oldest
influential member of tho old Whig
party now living. He was a prominent
member of the U. S. Senate more than
thirty years ago. He was a member of
Gen. Harrison's and also of Gen. Tay
lor's Cabinet. Asa lawyer he has stood'
for nearly half a century at tho head of
the Ohio bar. As a political writer he
has no superior at the present day in
this country. His recent letter is a
convincing argument against the sup
port, by anv man who loves his country.
of Grant and Colfax, He demonstrates
in the most forcible login that the Rad
Seals have boldlv anddeliantlv set them
selves up ns supplauters of the Consti
tution, and have established a new code
ot morals, as confessed by Senator
Morton, which has no counterpart in
the moral codes of nny other civilized
nation. In a word, his letter is a
searching analysis of Radicalism the
iniquity of which he probes to the
quick, showing its utter worthlcssness
and terrible corruption. Every member
of the old Whig party who still adheres
to tho Radicals should read this letter,
coming as it does from the pen of one
of the most profound and illustrious
statesmen of the age of Clay and Web
ster. From Indiana the political news is
more decidedly cheering than from any
other Western State. Hendricks is
carrying all before him, and is suppor
ted on the stump by a legion of ex
voluntccr officers of the Union Army.
There no longer exists any reasonable
doubts of his election.
Pap Thomas Way.
Co. "M,"of tho 5th United StatcsCav
alry, has been ordered away from Gal
latin, and we learn that its place will bo
filled by a German company of Radical
proclivities. This was done by General
Thomas, at tho solicitation of the Radi
cals of that place, who represented that
tho troops thoro wero in leaguo with the
"rebels," and that their lives wero not
The Gallatin Examiner of yesterday
says : "The truth is they behaved them
selves too much like gentlemanly sol
diers, and would not oppress tho people,
and, hence, they will not suit Radical de
signs. All of our citizens can bear tes
timony to their quiet, orderly behavior,
and wo part from them with regret.
A Loyal GUI.
There is at least 0110 girl of undoubt
ed "loyalty" in Illinois. Jndgo Griffin
was holding court in Alcdo, whilo a
cninpmeeting was in progress near by.
Certain young ladies came over from
the enmp-ground and solicited lodging.
The landlady replied that every bed in
the house contained two lodgers except
one, and that was occupied by Judge
Griffin. "But come up stairs," she
said," and I will find a place for you."
She led. Tho young ladies foil wed;
one of them bursting into tears, buried
her face in her hands, and sobbed bitter
ly, exclaiming in broken accents,"! I
I don't want to sleep with Judge GrifUn ;
he ho ho's a copperhead !" There is
no discount on that girl's "loyalty."
Another Outrage.
A Memphis paper of last wook
says ;
An old woman named RcphofT, who
drives a milk wagon, was waylaid on
the Hernando road about dusk last eve
ning, by some nogroos, and beat until
nearly insensible. They then robbed
her. She managed to crawl to a negro
cabin, where assistance was given.
She now lies in a critical coudition. :
Still Ahead.
The question in the South Carolina
Senate is, "Is a carpet-bagger as good
as a negro?" At last accounts the ne
gro was a little ahead.
,s3" The Repnbliean majority in Maine
is reported at 18,000.
Appalling Catastrophe.
The following account of terrible
earthquakes in South America came to
hand in our Nashvillo exchanges of the
13th. If tho account is well grounded
at all, tho loss of life and property is
probably largely exaggerated t
New York Sept., 12. Tho Guldinir
Star, from Aspinwall, brings tho Eve
ning Telegram tho following; On tho
13th ultimo, a terrible earthquake visit
ed cities along the coast of Peru and
Equador, whereby thirty-two thousand
lives wero lost, and property valued at
thrco hundred million dollars destroy
ed. A rumbling sound preceded the
earthquake, and the sea was terribly
agitated, and flooded the land for a
great distance. Areguissa, a eitv of
thirty-five thousand inhabitants, passed
away, scarcely a vestige being left.
Only four hundred lives were lost here.
Arica. a town of twenty-five thousand
inhabitants, was also destroyed, leaving
not a houso standing. Fivo hundred
perished here.
A tidal wave, forty fect high, rolled
with terrific force over on the shore,
carrying ships farther on land than ever
before known. The United States store
ship Fredonia was capsized nnd all ou
board lost. The Fredonia had a million
eight hundred thousand dollars worth
of naval stores. The vessel was rolled
over and smashed to atoms. The Uni
ted States steamer Walerce was carried
half a mile inland and left high and dry.
uniy one sailor was drowned, whfcli
was owing to the great distance. Sho
never can get alloat again. The Peru
vian corvette, America, was also car
ried ashore and thirty-three persons be
longing to her We're drowned. The
American merchantman, Rosa Rivers,
the English ship Chanticleer, and tho
French barque, Edwards, were also lost.
The towns of Iquique, Moquega, Lcr
uniba and Pisaqua were all utterly des
troyed. Over six hundred person's per
ished tit Iquique. The American mer
chants' loss is heavy. Nearly all are
totally ruined.
The towns of Iqimrm, San Pablo and
Mcantad are in ruins. , The populattion
of these towns were almost entirely
destroyed. Panicho, Pullero and Ca
chugina were olso destroyed. The dead
were so numerous that' the surviving
inhabitants have been forced to fly from
tho stench of putrii'ying bodies. In
Qiioyitquil the earthquake was felt, but
no damage was done. Letters from
Queto, dated the l'Jth announce that
earthquakes continue at intervals of a
few hours. The President has issued a
proclamation to the people to come for
ward and help the sufferers.
From Memphis.
The Democratic ton-h-light proces
sion 011 the night of the 12th surpassed
any similar demonstration ever witness
ed here. The principal streets were illu
minated along the line of the proces
sion. One car contained a number of
ex-Federal end ex-Rebel soldiers, dress
ed in uniform, with the motto, "War
Is over, let us have peace." Another
was filled with girls representing differ
ent States, nnd one with Hebrew chil
dren, and representing the feast of
Every branch of industry, including
printing presses, was reprccented. It
is estimated fully 20,000 persons partici
pated. Patriotic Sentiment.
When Horatio Seymour addressed
the National Democratic Convention at
New York, ho uttered this uoblo and
patriotic sentiment :
"I thank God that the strife of arms
has ceased, and that once more in t lie
conventions of our party we can call
through the whole roll of States, aud
find men to answer to each."
If the Democrats arc defeated, how
ever, the roll of States will cease to ex
ist except in name.
No Election in California.
It has been generally published that
an election was to have been held in
California on the 8th hist. It seems,
however, that no election' will be held
in that State iu this mouth. The Legis
lature of California, at its recent session,
passed a law providing that the annual
State election, which has hitherto been
held in September, shall be postponed
this year, and evei-y other Presidential
year, till tho Presidential election, so
that both elections will this year tako
place on tho same day in November.
ltadicul Bill of Fare.
The following is the bill of faro of
tho banquet to which the Radicals invito
the peoplo ;
No mont ; old clothes high taxes for
the poor; 110 taxes for the rich ; low wa
ges; eternal war; gold for the- bond
holders; rugs, for the people; the alms
house. '
The Senato declared that Campbell
and Wallace, colored Senatorj, were in
eligible, by a vote of 24 to 11.
Campbell, iu concluding his speech1,
said that ho knew that his doom was
certain, but claimed the right to enter a
respectful protest, at the proper time.
The protest of Campbell and Wallace
were received by the Senate and enter
ed 011 the journal.
Dr. James L. Giant, of Atlanta, well
known throughout tho South, diod at
his home on Friday last, after a Very
short illness, his disease being yellow
Hubldurt, the scalawag Superinten
dent of the Georgia Stato Road, has
turned off one hundred and fifty old and
trusty employes for the crime of being
Democrats, and filled thoir places for
the most part with negroes, , ,
A negro who had attempted an out
rage on a white woman at Lowisville,
Aakansas, was captured by her incen
sed friends, at once shot to death, and
literally cut to pieces. - r
It is estimated that the number of
threshing machines now in use in the
country is not far short of a quarter of
a million, and that they save ten mil
lion bushels of grain besides being eco
nomical of labor. .

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